tress

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tress a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tress A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet. "Her yellow hair was braided in a tress .""Fair tresses man's imperial race insnare."
    • Tress Fig.: A knot or festoon, as of flowers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tress A plait, braid, lock, or curl of hair; any distinct portion of the hair of the head, especially when long; in the plural, the hair of the head, especially when growing abundantly.
    • tress To furnish with or form into tresses: chiefly in the past participle used adjectively.
    • n tress An obsolete form of trace.
    • n tress A dialectal variant of trest.
    • n tress A termination of some feminine nouns. See -ess .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tress tres a lock or curl of hair: a ringlet (esp. in pl.)—v.t. to form into tresses
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. tresse, OF. trece, F. tresse, LL. tricia, fr. Gr. tri`cha threefold, because a tress is usually formed by interlacing three pieces; akin to trei^s three. See Three
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. tresse, through Low L. tricia, trica, from Gr. tricha, threefold—treis, three.

Usage

In literature:

But, for me, never shall I cease singing of Apollo of the Silver Bow, the Far-darter, whom fair-tressed Leto bore.
"The Homeric Hymns A New Prose Translation; and Essays, Literary and Mythological" by Andrew Lang
Oh, who can show tresses like Emily Ann's?
"The Glugs of Gosh" by C. J. Dennis
Grey hairs streaked their brown tresses, then brown hairs streaked their grey tresses.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
The younger woman wore her long glossy tresses plaited in Mexican fashion.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
Suddenly her long tresses fall over her head and stream about Pelleas.
"Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande" by Lawrence Gilman
With tresses in a raven shower, that hide Her pale and weeping features?
"The Death-Wake" by Thomas T Stoddart
Are your tresses luxuriant or "bobbed"?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, August 18th, 1920" by Various
And whom to captivate do now thy tresses wave?
"Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers" by W. A. Clouston
Tress (hair) = harligo.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
A tress of her dark hair fell over one cheek; she pushed it back with one finger, but it always fell down again.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
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In poetry:

Soon thou leavest fairy-land;
Darker grow thy tresses;
Soon no more of hand in hand;
Soon no more caresses !
"Ad Domnulam Suam" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
I'll begin with her hair,—
It is comely and fair,
And the witch hath wrought her tresses
Into many a snare.
"A Head Piece." by Samuel Bamford
"Come hither where kisses
Are waiting for you,
For lips and long tresses,
As for wild flowers blue
The moon-heated dew.
"Fairies" by Madison Julius Cawein
Her brow was open, frank, and free,
Half-hid by wealth of tress—
A very Wordsworth's girl was she
For woodland simpleness.
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
Thy diamonds may shine in thy dark flowing hair,
And thy gems mock the lustre that beams in thine eye,
And those tresses may wave o'er that bosom so fair ;
That hath never yet heav'd with one pitying sigh.
"I Speak Not of Beauty" by Mary Anne Browne
Oft as they watched, at thoughtful eve,
A gale from bowers of balm
Sweep o'er the billowy corn, and heave
The tresses of the palm,
Just as the lingering Sun had touched with gold,
Far o'er the cedar shade, some tower of giants old;
"Third Sunday In Lent" by John Keble

In news:

Natalie Portman and her new blonde tresses.
5 Hair Care Appliances for Styling Your Tresses.
Don't stress over tresses, Girl Scouts say.
Four local hair experts weigh in on preparing your tresses for every possible scenario.
Then at Prabal Gurung, we spotted a rosy hue on some of the models' tresses, courtesy of extensions.
It doesn't take much for Tress Way to talk.
Star Tresses Grand Salon and Day Spa.
Soft Texture for Short Tresses.
Get a glamorous style for cropped tresses.
We admired Kanye's Keith Haring-inspired head designs as works of art, went gaga over Gaga's Easter-egg-yellow tresses, and saluted women with wiffles.
Star Tresses Grand Salon and Day Spa .
Maybe Rapunzel was naturally blessed with the most beautiful, strong and healthy tresses known to man (and woman).
Tapped tress mark maple sap time near the Huttner Weather Lab in Deephaven.
If you're lucky enough to have thick tresses, try these ideas to keep them looking their best.
How tress enjoy sunsets too.
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In science:

More exactly, one can define Gibbs families with potential of diameter 2, which have support on the set of countable tress.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
Tresse & Maddox (1998) claimed, however, that there is no correlation between Hα luminosity L(Hα) and (V − I ) colour.
The H alpha Luminosity Function of Morphologically Classified Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
The significant discrepancy between Tresse & Maddox (1998) and Sullivan et al. (2000) for analyses at non-zero redshift hinders us from drawing a definitive conclusions as to the In comparing the characteristic luminosities we note that L∗ evolution of Hα emissivity.
The H alpha Luminosity Function of Morphologically Classified Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
The evolution can be concluded, however, if we compare our results with those at high redshifts (e.g., Glazebrook et al. 1999; Tresse et al. 2002).
The H alpha Luminosity Function of Morphologically Classified Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Figure 1: Left: PID separation between stopped cosmic-ray muons (hatched region) and their decay (Michel) electrons (solid region) as obtained from boosted decision tress (BDT) using the MiniBooNE data.
Backgrounds in Neutrino Appearance Signal at MiniBooNE
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