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Meaning of COSTUME

Pronunciation:  [n]'kâstoom, [v]kâ'stoom, 'kâstyoom

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball; "he won the prize for best costume"
  2. [n]  the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class; "he wore his national costume"
  3. [n]  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"
  4. [n]  the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments)
  5. [adj]  characterized by the use of period costume or fancy dress; "a costume movie"; "a costume ball"
  6. [v]  dress in a costume; "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"
  7. [v]  furnish with costumes; as for a film or play

COSTUME is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: dress up
 See Also: academic costume, apparel, attire, clothe, dress, dress, enclothe, fancy dress, fit out, furnish, garb, garb, garment, habilitate, masquerade, masquerade costume, provide, raiment, render, rigout, supply, tog, wardrobe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cos"tume`\ (k?s"t?m` or k?s-t?m"), n. [F. costume, It.
costume custom, dress, fr. L. consuetumen (not found), for
consuetudo custom. See {Custom}, and cf. {Consuetude}.]
1. Dress in general; esp., the distinctive style of dress of
   a people, class, or period.

2. Such an arrangement of accessories, as in a picture,
   statue, poem, or play, as is appropriate to the time,
   place, or other circumstances represented or described.

         I began last night to read Walter Scott's Lay of the
         Last Minstrel . . . .I was extremely delighted with
         the poetical beauty of some parts . . . .The
         costume, too, is admirable.           --Sir J.

3. A character dress, used at fancy balls or for dramatic

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are wearing a costume means that you are putting on a facade toward others. Your true self is not being revealed and you are not being completely honest with people around you.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accouter, apparel, array, attire, ballet skirt, bedizenment, bib and tucker, blackface, buskin, cap and bells, caparison, clothes, clothing, clown white, disguise, drapery, dress, dressing, duds, equip, fashion, fatigues, feathers, fig, fit, fit out, frock, garb, garments, gear, getup, greasepaint, guise, habiliment, habit, investiture, investment, kit, linen, livery, makeup, masquerade, motley, outfit, practical piece, prop, property, rags, raiment, rig, rig out, rig up, robes, sock, sportswear, style, suit, theatrical makeup, threads, tights, togs, toilette, trim, turn out, tutu, uniform, vestment, vesture, wear, wearing apparel