tress

  • 1 Tress — Tress, n. [OE. tresse, OF. trece, F. tresse, LL. tricia, fr. Gr. tri cha threefold, because a tress is usually formed by interlacing three pieces; akin to trei^s three. See {Three}.] 1. A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Tress 90 — (1990 1996) was a Norwegian software project meant to be the replacement for INFOTRYGD, a case worker support system, used by the Norwegian National Insurance Administration (trygdeetaten).Due to administrative, political, organizational and… …

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  • 3 -tress — [tris] suffix female: see ESS * * * …

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  • 4 tress — [ tres ] noun count LITERARY a long piece of a woman s hair a. tresses plural long hair that hangs down a woman s back …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 tress — late 13c., long lock of hair, from O.Fr. tresse a plait or braid of hair (12c.), perhaps from V.L. *trichia braid, rope, from Gk. trikhia rope, from thrix (gen. trikhos) hair …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 tress — ► NOUN ▪ a long lock of a woman s hair. ORIGIN Old French tresse, perhaps from Greek trikha threefold …

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  • 7 -tress — [tris] suffix female: see ESS …

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  • 8 tress — [tres] n. [ME tresse < OFr, akin to It treccia < ? VL * trichea, a plait] 1. Obs. a braid or plait of hair 2. a lock of human hair 3. [pl.] a woman s or girl s hair, esp. when long and falling loosely …

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  • 9 -tress — ending of feminines of agent nouns in ter, tor, etc., usually short for ter ess, tor ess: as in actress, auditress, huntress, mistress, seamstress, songstress, traitress …

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  • 10 tress — ac·tress; an·ces·tress; ar·bi·tress; au·di·tress; ben·e·fac·tress; but·tress·less; cap·tress; co·ad·ju·tress; com·for·tress; con·duc·tress; dic·ta·tress; di·rec·tress; dis·tress·ful; dis·tress·ing·ly; doc·tress; ed·i·tress; elec·tress;… …

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  • 11 Tress — People*Arthur Tress (born 1940), American photographer *Ronald Tress (1915 2006), British professor and director *Tress MacNeille (born 1951), American voice actress *William Tress, architect and designer of railway stations.Things Called… …

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  • 12 Tress — Kyle Tress (* 29. Mai 1981) ist ein US amerikanischer Skeletonpilot. Kyle Tress lebt in Ewing und studiert an der Plattsburgh State University. 2002 begann er mit dem Skeletonsport, seit 2004 ist er Teil des US Nationalkaders. Seine Trainer sind… …

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  • 13 tress — UK [tres] / US noun [countable] Word forms tress : singular tress plural tresses literary a) a long piece of a woman s hair b) tresses [plural] long hair that hangs down a woman s back …

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  • 14 tress — noun Etymology: Middle English tresse, from Anglo French tresce Date: 14th century 1. a long lock of hair; especially the long unbound hair of a woman usually used in plural 2. archaic a plait of hair ; braid …

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  • 15 tress — /tres/, n. 1. Usually, tresses. long locks or curls of hair. 2. a plait or braid of hair. [1250 1300; ME tresse < MF: plait or braid of hair < ?] * * * …

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  • 16 tress — 1. noun a) A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet. b) Fig.: A knot or festoon, as of flowers. 2. verb …

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  • 17 tress — stress …

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  • 18 tress — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. strand, curl, ringlet, lock; (pl.) locks, hair. See roughness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. shock, lock, plait; see braid , curl , hair 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. lock of hair, plait, braid,… …

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  • 19 tress — [[t]tre̱s[/t]] tresses N COUNT: usu pl A woman s tresses are her long flowing hair. [LITERARY] …

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  • 20 tress — tres n. long lock of hair …

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