overdress

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v overdress put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera","The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
    • v overdress dress too warmly "You should not overclothe the child--she will be too hot"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t overdress To dress or adorn to excess; to dress too much; to dress too formally for an informal occasion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overdress To dress to excess; dress with too much display and ornament.
    • n overdress Any garment worn over another in such a way as to combine with it in forming a dress; any part of costume which is obviously intended to be worn over another.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overdress ō-vėr-dres′ to dress too ostentatiously
    • n Overdress any garment worn over another
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Usage

In literature:

They were watching the comings and goings of familiar faces in the glittering overdressed throng below.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
This was Basile Hayle, the overdressed young brother of the twins.
"Gideon's Band" by George W. Cable
It was the young woman who had named Wahaska, and he saw now that his first impression had been at fault; she was not overdressed.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
Mary Ann, still self-conscious, still overdressed, nevertheless showed a difference in her manner to Marjory.
"Hunter's Marjory" by Margaret Bruce Clarke
Yet here in the wilderness she was not overdressed.
"A Voice in the Wilderness" by Grace Livingston Hill
The overdressed young woman is merely the feminine of the overdressed young man.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Don't overdress yourself or walk affectedly.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Truth looks tawdry when she is overdressed.
"The Cycle of Spring" by Rabindranath Tagore
At that moment Count Damoreau approached, accompanied by a gaunt, overdressed lady, with harsh and forbidding features.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
It may be overdressed and consequently hot, perspiring, and uncomfortable; change its position.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
Harriet was sitting primly and consciously by his side; she was a very handsome girl with bold eyes and was somewhat overdressed.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I surmise that Percy felt she was overdressed, and that made him awkward with me.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
Looking out, she saw the overdressed young man with the automobile still standing across the street.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
There was a short, quilted skirt of white satin and a panniered overdress of gay, flowered silk, caught up with blue bows.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
Overdressing is just ten degrees worse than underdressing.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
You can't accuse her of being overdressed.
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
She forgets that this little overdressed person is Beauvayse's wife.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
She was very much overdressed, and made a marked effort to carry the assembly by storm.
"A Romantic Young Lady" by Robert Grant
The cardinal looked ridiculous, Daoud thought, like an overdressed child being carried by his father.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
She had, no doubt, been under the thrall of this overdressed dandy.
"Whoso Findeth a Wife" by William Le Queux
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In news:

In the Medina, skullcapped artisans sweat over ancient lathes while overdressed French tourists haggle over inlaid cedar boxes and silver lamps.
Would you rather be underdressed or overdressed .
' Overdressed ' may make you think before you shop.
' Overdressed : The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion'.
Brooklyn-based journalist Elizabeth Cline discusses her new book, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion —a look at the downside of inexpensive clothing.
Steven Spielberg's Minority Report is a case not of the emperor having no clothes but rather of him being desperately overdressed.
'Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion'.
Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion comes to Portland Tuesday night for a round table discussion on the importance of supporting your local fashion industry.
Elizabeth Cline , author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion comes to Portland Tuesday night for a round table discussion on the importance of supporting your local fashion industry.
"You would be shocked how casual people tend to be when meeting their online crushes and you don't wanna feel awkwardly overdressed," Schulman says.
" "People are either overdressed or not dressed at all.
Bella, a dog from Salem, is featured in a calendar of "365 outspoken, indecent and overdressed dogs".
Does Salma seem a bit overdressed, or do you like her fancy look.
Today, Manhattan is a byword for overpriced property, overexposed landmarks and overdressed fashionistas.
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