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cos•tume



Pronunciation: (
n.kos'tOOm, -tyOOm;
v.ko-stOOm', -styOOm'),
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n., v., -tumed, -tum•ing,
adj.


n.
1. a style of dress, including accessories and hairdos, esp. that peculiar to a nation, region, group, or historical period.
2. dress or garb characteristic of another period, place, person, etc., as worn on the stage or at balls.
3. fashion of dress appropriate to a particular occasion or season: dancing costume; winter costume.
4. a set of garments, esp. women's garments, selected for wear at a single time; outfit; ensemble.

v.t.
to dress; furnish with a costume; provide appropriate dress for: to costume a play.

adj.
1. of or characterized by the wearing of costumes: a costume party.
2. meant for use with or appropriate to a specific costume: costume accessories.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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