Meaning of “dress” - Learner’s Dictionary

dress

verb us uk /dres/
PUT ON CLOTHES [ I, T ]

A2 to put clothes on yourself or someone else:

I usually get dressed before having breakfast.
My husband usually dresses the children for school.
→ Opposite undress

More examples

  • Mummy, I got dressed all by myself.
  • I got up, had a shower and got dressed.
  • I dried myself off with a towel and got dressed.
  • I got dressed and had my breakfast.
  • She was dressing the children.
STYLE [ I ]

B1 to wear a particular type, style, or colour of clothes:

Ali always dresses smartly for work.
[ often passive ] She was dressed in black.
dress a burn/cut/wound, etc

to clean an injury and put a covering over it to protect it

See also

(Definition of “dress verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)