An item of clothing (usually worn by a woman or young girl) which covers the upper part of the body as well as below the waist. (noun)
Apparel, clothing. (noun)
The system of furrows on the face of a millstone. (noun)
To prepare the surface of (a material; usually stone or lumber). (verb)
Examples of word dress
But usage inclines to the adding of the apostrophe and _s_ (_'s_) even if the singular noun does end in an _s_ sound; as, _Charles's book, Frances's dress, the mistress's dress_.
*checks new dress in meeror, frowns, removes furnace filter from back of dress*
As you no doubt know, a dress is such a common article of modern attire, generally a one-piece outer garment for women or girls, that it is difficult to imagine that the word dress has not always referred to this garment.
And the glove for the latin dress is for the wrong hand.
This is, of course, actually the original meaning of the term dress code, which has since come to mean something far less important.