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Noun: full dress  fûl dres
  1. Formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men
    - dress suit, tailcoat, tail coat, tails, white tie, white tie and tails
Adjective: full-dress  'fûl'dres
  1. Suitable for formal occasions
    "a full-dress uniform";
    - dress
  2. (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes
    "a full-dress ceremony";
    - dress
  3. Complete in every respect
    "a full-dress debate"; "a full-dress investigation"

See also: complete, formal

Type of: evening clothes, evening dress, eveningwear, formalwear

Encyclopedia: Full dress