Pressest vs Dressest - What's the difference?

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In archaic|lang=en terms the difference between pressest and dressest

is that pressest is (archaic) (press) while dressest is (archaic) (dress).

As verbs the difference between pressest and dressest

is that pressest is (archaic) (press) while dressest is (archaic) (dress).

pressest

English

Verb

(head)
  • (archaic) (press)
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    press

    English

    Etymology 1

    (etyl) ).

    Noun

  • (lb) A device used to apply pressure to an item.
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  • #(lb) A printing machine.
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  • (lb) A collective term for the print-based media (both the people and the newspapers).
  • :
  • *, chapter=22
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=From another point of view, it was a place without a soul. The well-to-do had hearts of stone; the rich were brutally bumptious; the Press , the Municipality, all the public men, were ridiculously, vaingloriously self-satisfied.}}
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist), author=Lexington
  • , title= Keeping the mighty honest , passage=British journalists shun complete respectability, feeling a duty to be ready to savage the mighty, or rummage through their bins. Elsewhere in Europe, government contracts and subsidies ensure that press barons will only defy the mighty so far.}}
  • (lb) A publisher.
  • (lb) (especially in Ireland and Scotland) An enclosed storage space (e.g. closet, cupboard).
  • :
  • *
  • *:But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶.
  • An exercise in which weight is forced away from the body by extension of the arms or legs.
  • *1974 , Charles Gaines & George Butler, Pumping Iron: The Art and Sport of Bodybuilding , p.22:
  • *:This is the fourth set of benchpresses. There will be five more; then there will be five sets of presses on an inclined bench.
  • An additional bet in a golf match that duplicates an existing (usually losing) wager in value, but begins even at the time of the bet.
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  • (lb) Pure, unfermented grape juice.
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  • A commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:I have misused the king's press .
  • Synonyms
    * (storage space) closet, cupboard, wardrobe (British ) * (printing machine) printing press
    Derived terms
    * alternative press * bench press * fruit press * press cake * press gang * press-mark * press officer * press secretary * shoulder press * trouser press

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) .

    Verb

  • (ambitransitive) to exert weight or force against, to act upon with with force or weight
  • to compress, squeeze
  • to press fruit for the purpose of extracting the juice
  • to clasp, hold in an embrace; to hug
  • She took her son, and press'd
    The illustrious infant to her fragrant breast'' (''Dryden , Illiad, VI. 178.)
  • to reduce to a particular shape or form by pressure, especially flatten or smooth
  • to press cloth with an iron
    to press a hat
  • (sewing) To flatten a selected area of fabric using an iron with an up-and-down, not sliding, motion, so as to avoid disturbing adjacent areas.
  • to drive or thrust by pressure, to force in a certain direction
  • to press a crowd back
  • (obsolete) to weigh upon, oppress, trouble
  • He turns from us;
    Alas, he weeps too! Something presses him
    He would reveal, but dare not.-Sir, be comforted.'' (''Fletcher , Pilgrim, I. 2.)
  • to force to a certain end or result; to urge strongly, impel
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  • The two gentlemen who conducted me to the island were pressed by their private affairs to return in three days.
  • To try to force (something upon someone); to urge or inculcate.
  • to press the Bible on an audience
  • * Dryden
  • He pressed a letter upon me within this hour.
  • * Addison
  • Be sure to press upon him every motive.
  • to hasten, urge onward
  • to press a horse in a race
  • to urge, beseech, entreat
  • God heard their prayers, wherein they earnestly pressed him for the honor of his great name.'' (''Winthrop , Hist. New England, II. 35)
  • to lay stress upon, emphasize
  • If we read but a very little, we naturally want to press it all; if we read a great deal, we are willing not to press the whole of what we read, and we learn what ought to be pressed and what not.'' (''M. Arnold , Literature and Dogma, Pref.)
  • (ambitransitive) to throng, crowd
  • (obsolete) to print
  • To force into service, particularly into naval service.
  • * Dryden
  • To peaceful peasant to the wars is pressed .
    Synonyms
    * *
    Derived terms
    * press charges * press on

    See also

    * hot press (baking, laundry) * hot off the press (printing) * press down

    References

    * Entry for the imperfect and past participle in Webster's dictionary * *

    Anagrams

    * 1000 English basic words ----

    dressest

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (archaic) (dress)

  • dress

    English

    Noun

  • (countable) An item of clothing (usually worn by a woman or young girl) which both covers the upper part of the body and includes skirts below the waist.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=2 citation , passage=Now that she had rested and had fed from the luncheon tray Mrs. Broome had just removed, she had reverted to her normal gaiety.  She looked cool in a grey tailored cotton dress with a terracotta scarf and shoes and her hair a black silk helmet.}}
  • (uncountable) Apparel, clothing.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=6 citation , passage=Even in an era when individuality in dress is a cult, his clothes were noticeable. He was wearing a hard hat of the low round kind favoured by hunting men, and with it a black duffle-coat lined with white.}}
  • The system of furrows on the face of a millstone.
  • A dress rehearsal.
  • Derived terms

    * dress code * dress rehearsal * dress shirt * nightdress * wedding dress

    Verb

  • (obsolete, reflexive, intransitive) To prepare oneself; to make ready.
  • *:
  • *:but syr Gawayns spere brak / but sir marhaus spere helde / And therwith syre Gawayne and his hors russhed doune to the erthe / And lyghtly syre Gawayne rose on his feet / and pulled out his swerd / and dressyd hym toward syr Marhaus on foote
  • To adorn, ornament.
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  • *Tennyson
  • *:dressing their hair with the white sea flower
  • *Carlyle
  • *:If he felt obliged to expostulate, he might have dressed his censures in a kinder form.
  • (nautical) To ornament (a ship) by hoisting the national colours at the peak and mastheads, and setting the jack forward; when "dressed full", the signal flags and pennants are added.
  • *1590 , (Edmund Spenser), (The Faerie Queene) , III.5:
  • *:Daily she dressed him, and did the best / His grievous hurt to guarish, that she might.
  • *1883 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Treasure Island) :
  • *:he was deadly pale, and the blood-stained bandage round his head told that he had recently been wounded, and still more recently dressed.
  • To prepare (food) for cooking, especially by seasoning it.
  • To fit out with the necessary clothing; to clothe, put clothes on (something or someone).
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  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=6 citation , passage=‘[…] I remember a lady coming to inspect St. Mary's Home where I was brought up and seeing us all in our lovely Elizabethan uniforms we were so proud of, and bursting into tears all over us because “it was wicked to dress us like charity children”.
  • To clothe oneself; to put on clothes.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=2 , passage=Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines.}}
  • Of a man, to allow the genitals to fall to one side or other of the trousers.
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  • To prepare for use; to fit for any use; to render suitable for an intended purpose; to get ready.
  • :to dress''' leather or cloth;  to '''dress''' a garden;  to '''dress''' grain, by cleansing it;  in mining and metallurgy, to '''dress ores, by sorting and separating them
  • * Bible, Exodus xxx. 7
  • When he dresseth the lamps he shall burn incense.
  • *Dryden
  • *:three hundred horsessmoothly dressed
  • To prepare the surface of (a material; usually stone or lumber).
  • (military, ambitransitive) To arrange in exact continuity of line, as soldiers; commonly to adjust to a straight line and at proper distance; to align. Sometimes an imperative command.
  • :to dress the ranks
  • :Right, dress !
  • To break and train for use, as a horse or other animal.
  • Synonyms

    * clothe * (clothe oneself) get dressed * (prepare the surface of) * bandage, put a bandage on, put a dressing on

    Antonyms

    * strip, undress * (clothe oneself) disrobe, get undressed, strip, undress

    Derived terms

    * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l)

    Statistics

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    Noun

    (nb-noun-m1) (clothing) a suit (either formal wear, or leisure or sports wear )

    References

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