formal clothes worn on important or ceremonial occasions; esp., formal evening clothes
- of or requiring full dress; formal: a full-dress dinner
- complete and thorough: a full-dress inquiry
Attire appropriate for formal or ceremonial events.
- Of, appropriate for, or requiring full dress; formal: a full-dress uniform; a full-dress ceremony.
- Complete in every respect: a full-dress debate.
- Characterized by exhaustive thoroughness: a full-dress investigation of the scandal.