Attire



to dress, array, or adorn, especially for special occasions, ceremonials, etc.
clothes or apparel, especially rich or splendid garments.
the horns of a deer.
Contemporary Examples

They adopt the attire of rural hooligans, skinheads, and punks.
Hoodies, Trayvon Martin, and America’s Racial Fears Robin Givhan March 28, 2012

In both his attire and his company, Jobs proved simplicity is powerful and elegant, says Robin Givhan.
Jobs’s Biopic Planned October 6, 2011

Oktar wore traditional Islamic attire, and preached a return to Muslim values.
The Hedonistic, Possibly Holocaust-Denying Sect That’s Hoodwinking Republican Congressmen Jay Michaelson April 18, 2014

I cannot countenance any more breathless, fanzine-style chronicling of her attire.
First Lady Fashion Fatigue Robin Givhan November 4, 2012

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said that Perry’s ”attire was entirely appropriate”.
Transvestite Artist Grayson Perry Attends Palace Investiture In A Dress Tom Sykes January 23, 2014

Historical Examples

His attire was neat and faultless, consisting of black frock-coat, grey trousers, and a small lay-down collar.
Victor Hugo: His Life and Works G. Barnett Smith

The most carping could have found no flaw in the quiet taste of his attire.
The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance

Pushing back the door, she stepped down with all the dignity which she deemed suitable to don with her present attire.
Southern Lights and Shadows Various

A hardy old soldier, I should judge, from his feature and attire.’
Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle

Many instances are recorded of the costliness of the attire of these Roman ladies.
Roman Women Alfred Brittain

verb
(transitive) to dress, esp in fine elegant clothes; array
noun
clothes or garments, esp if fine or decorative
the antlers of a mature male deer
v.

c.1300, “to fit out, equip; to dress in finery, to adorn,” from Old French atirier “to equip, ready, prepare,” from a- “to” + tire “order, row, dress” (see tier). Related: Attired; attiring.
n.

c.1300, “equipment of a man-at-arms; fine apparel,” from attire (v.).

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