• WordNet 3.6
    • v undress get undressed "please don't undress in front of everybody!","She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"
    • v undress remove (someone's or one's own) clothes "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim","She divested herself of her outdoor clothes","He disinvested himself of his garments"
    • n undress partial or complete nakedness "a state of undress"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Undress A loose, negligent dress; ordinary dress, as distinguished from full dress.
    • Undress (Mil. & Naval) An authorized habitual dress of officers and soldiers, but not full-dress uniform.
    • Undress To divest of clothes; to strip.
    • Undress To divest of ornaments to disrobe.
    • Undress (Med) To take the dressing, or covering, from; as, to undress a wound.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n undress Ordinary dress, as opposed to full dress or uniform, regarded as “dress” in a special sense; a loose negligent dress.
    • undress Pertaining to ordinary attire; hence, informal; unostentatious; simple: as, an undress uniform.
    • undress To take off the clothes of; strip: as, to undress a child.
    • undress To divest of ornaments or elegant attire; disrobe. To take the dressing, bandages, or covering from, as a wound.
    • undress To take off one's dress or clothes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Undress un-dres′ to take off the dress or clothes: to strip: to take the dressing from a wound
    • v.i Undress to take off one's clothes
    • n Undress a loose dress: the plain dress worn by soldiers when off duty
    • adj Undress pertaining to ordinary dress, as opposed to uniform, &c
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  • Angie Dickenson
    Angie Dickenson
    “I dress for women and I undress for men.”
  • Lin Yu-tang
    Lin Yu-tang
    “All women's dresses are merely variations on the eternal struggle between the admitted desire to dress and the unadmitted desire to undress.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + dress,


In literature:

They partly undressed to wade to the gravel bar, for the water was more than waist deep.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
She carefully shut the window, unlocked her door, undressed, and got into bed.
"A Modern Tomboy" by L. T. Meade
When Riley arrived, the slaves were lined up, undressed and closely inspected.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
When you're undressed, give him your clothes, and he'll have them dried and brushed for you by morning.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
They were in their bedroom undressing.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
My good sir, why didn't you let them help you to undress?
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
Nell was sitting on the side of the bed; she had not attempted to undress.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
Then she rose, undressed, and lay down beside Amy, who was already in bed.
"The King's Daughters" by Emily Sarah Holt
Go to your room, undress and get into bed.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
The water in the stream looked cool and inviting, so he undressed to take a swim.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
They showed her to a beautiful room; then a maid came and undressed her and put her to bed.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
Charlotte stayed with her children until they were undressed.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
Mr. Hartman undressed them for me.
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Then, with a sigh of mingled content and weariness, they brought out their nightgowns and began to undress, talking all the while.
"Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall" by Janet D. Wheeler
Jones undressed, and putting on the silk pyjamas that were laid out for him, got into bed, leaving only the light burning by the bedside.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
I'll help you to undress.
"Moor Fires" by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
While they were undressing, Mrs. Ware talked so happily of Joyce's return, that Mary's own glow of anticipation came back.
"Mary Ware's Promised Land" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Even if she wetted her feet, what did it matter, as she would undress promptly on returning to her room?
"The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley" by Louis Tracy
She undressed slowly, shook out her garments, hung them properly to air, and stepped into the grateful bath.
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Lie down on the bed with Frank and if he wakes up undress him.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger

In poetry:

"But Orange makes a big to-do;
Indeed, it is distressing
To happen by quite suddenly
And see that lad undressing.
"December" by Nancy Byrd Turner
The doll was called Christina,
Her under-wear was lace,
She smiled while you dressed her
And when you then undressed her
She kept a smiling face.
"Christina" by Louis MacNeice
Little kitten, nothin' more,
When we found him at the door.
In the cold,
And the baby, half undressed,
Picked him up, and he was jest
All she'd hold.
"Jim" by Joseph C Lincoln
Undress'd at evening, when she found
Their odours lost, their colours past,
She changed her look, and on the ground
Her garland and her eyes she cast.
"The Garland" by Matthew Prior
'"We've been drinking . . . drinking . . . drinking."
We got into the barrack room and started to undress,
Just then the Sergeant came along,
Straight from the Sergeants' Mess.
"Once each apiece all round" by Stanley Holloway
Oh lovely lady, morning or evening or afternoon.
Oh lovely lady, eating with or without a spoon.
Oh most lovely lady, whether dressed or undressed or partly.
Oh most lovely lady, getting up or going to bed or sitting only.
"Ballad Of The Despairing Husband" by Robert Creeley

In news:

Spy Software On Rental PCs Captured "Webcam Pictures Of Children, Partially Undressed Individuals, And Intimate Activities At Home".
From the red carpet of the swankiest soirees to the city streets, Hollywood's biggest stars were dressed (and undressed .
Undressed ' Reveals Clarence Thomas' Love Life.
Undressed & unregulated: Inside the lingerie modeling industry.
Undressed & unregulated : Inside the lingerie modeling industry.
Devin Hester slowly undressed in the background as Brandon Marshall optimistically -- and loudly -- hyped up the returner-turned-receiver's impact and potential.
The last night after the play, I had to undress in the locker room and turn in my costume.
According to the lawsuit, Euteneur's sessions with the woman frequently involved inappropriate touching and directing her to undress.
A former Capital Playhouse employee was sentenced to 10 days in jail Thursday for secretly filming a young actress as she undressed.
In the trailer for their new movie "Gambit," Britain's Colin Firth and American co-star Cameron Diaz are shown in various states of undress.
LONDON (AP) — In the trailer for their new movie "Gambit," Britain's Colin Firth and American co-star Cameron Diaz are shown in various states of undress.
LONDON — In the trailer for their new movie "Gambit," Britain's Colin Firth and American co-star Cameron Diaz are shown in various states of undress.
In the trailer for their new movie %22Gambit,%22 Britain's Colin Firth and American co-star Cameron Diaz are shown in various states of undress.
Thomas Phifer undressed an Upper East Side apartment for a fashion insider.
A Bainbridge Island man accused of undressing a 4-year-old girl in an Aquatic Center bathroom on March 26, was charged with first-degree child molestation in Kitsap Superior Court this week.

In science:

In previous works - discrete Hirota equations were considered as discrete integrable soliton equations and were solved by means of a chain of B¨acklund transformations defining the so-called undressing procedure.
Discrete Hirota dynamics for AdS/CFT
With the help of the B¨acklund transformations one can decrease K, M or K ′ , M ′ by 1, ”undressing” step by step the original (K ′ , M ′ ) ⊙ (K, M ) problem to the trivial (0, 0) ⊙ (0, 0) or (0, −m) ⊙ (0, m) problem.
Discrete Hirota dynamics for AdS/CFT
The ”undressing” procedure was shown to be equivalent to algebraic Bethe ansatz in case of g l(K ) [37, 38] and g l(K |M ) spin chains.
Discrete Hirota dynamics for AdS/CFT
Thus to determine an undressing path, one can define two arbitrary oriented zigzag paths; one going from (0, 0) to (K ′ , −M ′ ) denoted by γK ′ ,M ′ , and the other γK,M goes from (0, 0) to (K, M ).
Discrete Hirota dynamics for AdS/CFT
Using the previous characterization, inverse undressing operators3 can be assigned to the edges of the paths.
Discrete Hirota dynamics for AdS/CFT
Figure 6: Undressing paths for a T-shaped fat-hook of type (K ′ , M ′ ) ⊙ (K, M ).
Discrete Hirota dynamics for AdS/CFT
The section is closed with a remark concerning the arbitraryness of the undressing procedure.
Discrete Hirota dynamics for AdS/CFT
In the undressing procedure in addition to the arbitrary choice of the paths γK ′ ,M ′ and γK,M there is an additional arbitraryness.
Discrete Hirota dynamics for AdS/CFT
Here we make special choices for the undressing paths γK ′ ,M ′ and γK,M drawn in figure 7., and then we express the T-functions of the problem along the line (1, s) in terms of the boundary functions Qk ′ ,m′ and ˜Qk ,m .
Discrete Hirota dynamics for AdS/CFT
In this way the original problem gets undressed to a trivial one.
Discrete Hirota dynamics for AdS/CFT
Then, in section II D ‘Coupling between dressed and undressed state’ we add the interaction term V to the Hamiltonian.
Observation of Stueckelberg oscillations in dipole-dipole interactions
The second option, undressing the experimentally obtained scattering matrix singularities, however, seems to be inherently model dependent due to very general arguments originating from the local field theory. A simple model, illustrating this claim is presented.
The physical meaning of scattering matrix singularities in coupled-channel formalisms
Undressing dressed scattering matrix singularities in coupled-channel models involves model-dependent hadronic mass shifts, which arise from the unmeasurability of off-shell effects accompanying the dressing procedure.
The physical meaning of scattering matrix singularities in coupled-channel formalisms
The arrows represent: in light blue the dressing and undressing corresponding to fully adiabatic process, in dark blue (green) a fully diabatic dressing (undressing) process. (b) Similar results than in Fig 1 (with ω/2π =300 kHz), except that the rf power is ramped up in 20 µs instead of 1 ms.
Radio-frequency induced ground state degeneracy in a Chromium Bose-Einstein condensate
He has explained that there is a very significant difference between QCD and QED: it is gluons which mostly experience rescatterings and therefore a color charge is constantly “undressing” in matter.
Physics of Heavy Ions Collisions: The Summary of Moriond-97