- Attire is defined as clothing.
A tuxedo is an example of formal attire.
- The definition of attire is to wear elegant or expensive clothing.
Wearing a fancy dress is an example of to attire.
A woman wearing winter attire.
transitive verbattired, attiring
Origin of attireMiddle English atiren ; from Old French atirier, to put in order, arrange ; from a tire, in a row, in order; a (L ad), to + tire, order, row, dress: see tier
transitive verbat·tired, at·tir·ing, at·tires
- Clothing or array; apparel.
- The antlers of a deer.
Origin of attireMiddle English atiren, from Old French atirier : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad–) + tire, order, rank; see tier1.
- One's dress; what one wears; one's clothes.
- He was wearing his formal attire.
- (heraldry) The single horn of a deer or stag.
habit or dress
(third-person singular simple present attires, present participle attiring, simple past and past participle attired)
- To dress or garb.
- We will attire him in fine clothing so he can make a good impression.
- He stood there, attired in his best clothes, waiting for applause.
From Old French atirier (“to equip”), from a- + tire (“rank”), akin to German Zier (“ornament”) and Old Norse tírr (“glory, renown”).