the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball
"he won the prize for best costume"
unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place
"in spite of the heat he insisted on his woolen costume"
the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments)
the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class
"he wore his national costume"
costume, dress up(verb)
dress in a costume
"We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"
tog up, prink, trick out, fancy up, dress up, fig up, rig out, deck out, bard, gussy up, tog out, window-dress, costume, dress, barde, caparison, deck up, fig out, get up, overdress, attire, trick up
furnish with costumes; as for a film or play
costume(noun)A style of dress, including garments, accessories and hairstyle, especially as characteristic of a particular country, period or people.
costume(noun)An outfit or a disguise worn as fancy dress etc.
costume(noun)A set of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Clothing denotes the entire covering of the body, taken as a whole; clothes and garments view it as composed of separate parts. Clothes, clothing, and garments may be used of inner or outer covering; all the other words in the list (with possible rare exceptions in the case of raiment) refer to the outer garments. Array, raiment, and vesture are archaic or poetic; so, too, is habit, except in technical use to denote a lady's riding-dress. The word vestments is now rare, except in ecclesiastical use. Apparel and attire are most frequently used of somewhat complete and elegant outer clothing, tho Shakespeare speaks of "poor and mean attire." Dress may be used, specifically, for a woman's gown, and in that sense may be either rich or shabby; but in the general sense it denotes outer clothing which is meant to be elegant, complete, and appropriate to some social or public occasion; as, full dress, court dress, evening dress, etc. Dress has now largely displaced apparel and attire. Garb denotes the clothing characteristic of some class, profession, or the like; as, the garb of a priest. Costume is chiefly used for that which befits an assumed character; as, a theatrical costume; we sometimes speak of a national costume, etc.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
style of dress
Translations for costume
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- костюм, носияBulgarian
- Kostüm, kostümieren, TrachtGerman
- ενδυμασία, κοστούμιGreek
- کاستیوم, لباسPersian
- èideadh, culaidhScottish Gaelic
- תחפושת, חליפה, לבושHebrew
- viselet, jelmez, öltözet, ruha, kosztümHungarian
- 着ぐるみ, 仮装Japanese
- костум, носијаMacedonian
- klederdracht, uitdossen, kostuum, aankleden, vermommingDutch
- fantasia, trajePortuguese
- костюм, нарядRussian
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