At·tire v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attired p. pr. & vb. n. Attiring.] To dress; to array; to adorn; esp., to clothe with elegant or splendid garments.
Finely attired in a robe of white. --Shak.
With the linen miter shall he be attired. --Lev. xvi. 4.
1. Dress; clothes; headdress; anything which dresses or adorns; esp., ornamental clothing.
Earth in her rich attire. --Milton.
I 'll put myself in poor and mean attire. --Shak.
Can a maid forget her ornament, or a bride her attire? --Jer. ii. 32.
2. The antlers, or antlers and scalp, of a stag or buck.
3. Bot. The internal parts of a flower, included within the calyx and the corolla. [Obs.]
n : clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular
occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress" [syn: garb, dress]
v : 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" [syn: dress up, fig out, fig up, deck up,
gussy up, fancy up, trick up, deck out, trick
out, prink, get up, rig out, tog up, tog out,
overdress] [ant: dress down]