- s suitable for formal occasions
a full-dress uniform
- s (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes
a full-dress ceremony
- s complete in every respect
a full-dress debate
a full-dress investigation
- Because of widespread rumors that French intelligence agencies were involved, President Charles de Gaulle ordered a full-dress inquiry.
- He is famous for leading full-dress parades down the beach, with as many as 400 people in tow, and he may decidetoday, tomorrow or perhaps ten minutes from nowthat it is time .
- They set up their fur yurts (tents) on the plain, capped themselves with full-dress peacock plumes and crowded into the council chamber.