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Webster 1913 Edition


Tress

Tress

,
Noun.
[OE.
tresse
, OF.
trece
, F.
tresse
, LL.
tricia
, fr. Gr.
τρίχα
threefold, because a tress is usually formed by interlacing three pieces; akin to
τρεῖσ
three. See
Three
.]
1.
A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet.
Her yellow hair was braided in a
tress
.
Chaucer.
Fair
tresses
man’s imperial race insnare.
Pope.
2.
Fig.: A knot or festoon, as of flowers.
Keats.

Webster 1828 Edition


Tress

TRESS

,
Noun.
A knot or curl of hair; a ringlet.
Fair tresses man's imperial race ensnare.

Definition 2023


tress

tress

English

Noun

tress (plural tresses)

  1. A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet.
  2. (by extension) A knot or festoon, as of flowers.

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Verb

tress (third-person singular simple present tresses, present participle tressing, simple past and past participle tressed)

  1. To braid or knot hair.

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