Costume meaning

kŏs'to͝om', -tyo͝om'
An outfit or a disguise worn as fancy dress etc.

We wore gorilla costumes to the party.

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A set of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season.

The bride wore a grey going-away costume.

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Costume is defined as to dress up or to provide with clothing.

An example of costume is to dress a child as Frankenstein for Halloween.

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A style of dress, including garments, accessories and hairstyle, especially as characteristic of a particular country, period or people.

The dancer was wearing Highland costume.

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To dress or adorn with a costume or appropriate garb.
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To design or furnish costumes for.
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To provide with a costume; put a costume on; dress.
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The definition of costume means a style of dress characteristic of a certain period or country or profession, or clothes worn for an event or a play or for a party with a theme.

An example of a costume is clothing from the colonial period.

An example of a costume is a vampire suit for Halloween.

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A style of dress, including garments, accessories, and hairstyle, especially as characteristic of a particular country, period, or people.
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To put a costume on; dress.
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An outfit or a disguise worn on Mardi Gras, Halloween, or similar occasions.
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A set of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season.
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A set of outer clothes for some purpose or occasion, esp. one worn by a woman.
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Origin of costume

  • French from Italian style, dress from Latin cōnsuētūdō custom custom
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French costume, from Italian costuma, from Medieval Latin costuma, ultimately, from Latin consuetudo (“custom”); see custom, which is a doublet of costume.
    From Wiktionary