1. the formal attire customarily worn in the evening, usually consisting of black tailcoats and white bow ties for men, and floor-length dresses for women.
2. a ceremonial style of dress.
Pronunciation: (fool'dres"), [key]
1. formal and complete in all details: a full-dress uniform.
2. done or presented completely or thoroughly.
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