At*tire" (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attired (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Attiring.] [OE. atiren to array, dispose, arrange, OF. atirier; a (L. ad) + F. tire rank, order, row; of Ger. origin: cf. As. tier row, OHG. ziari, G. zier, ornament, zieren to adorn. Cf. Tire a headdress.]

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.

 

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At*tire", n.

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.]

Johnson.

 

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