Meaning of “dressed” in the English Dictionary

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"dressed" in British English

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dressedadjective [ after verb ]

uk /drest/ us /drest/

A2 wearing clothes and not naked:

I usually get dressed before I eat breakfast.
He was dressed in a dark grey suit.
The party guests came early, and I wasn't fully dressed (= didn't have all my clothes on).

More examples

  • The two sisters were always dressed identically.
  • The little pageboys were dressed in kilts and the bridesmaids in pink dresses.
  • I'm not properly dressed for this sort of weather.
  • She was dressed casually in jeans and a sweatshirt.
  • We can't go yet - I'm only half dressed.

(Definition of “dressed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dressed" in American English

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dressedadjective

us /drest/

wearing clothes, or wearing all your usual clothes:

I’m getting dressed – I’ll be ready in a minute.

(Definition of “dressed” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)