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Drest Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Dress \Dress\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dressedor Drest; p. pr. & vb. n. Dressing.] [OF. drecier to make straight, raise, set up, prepare, arrange, F. dresser. (assumed) LL. directiare, fr. L. dirigere, directum, to direct; dis- + regere to rule. See Right, and cf. Address, Adroit, Direct, Dirge.]
  1. To direct; to put right or straight; to regulate; to order. [Obs.] At all times thou shalt bless God and pray Him to dress thy ways. --Chaucer. Note: Dress is used reflexively in Old English, in sense of ``to direct one's step; to address one's self.'' To Grisild again will I me dresse. --Chaucer.
  2. (Mil.) To arrange in exact continuity of line, as soldiers; commonly to adjust to a straight line and at proper distance; to align; as, to dress the ranks.
  3. (Med.) To treat methodically with remedies, bandages, or curative appliances, as a sore, an ulcer, a wound, or a wounded or diseased part.
  4. To adjust; to put in good order; to arrange; specifically: (a) To prepare for use; to fit for any use; to render suitable for an intended purpose; to get ready; as, to dress a slain animal; to dress meat; to dress leather or cloth; to dress or trim a lamp; to dress a garden; to dress a horse, by currying and rubbing; to dress grain, by cleansing it; in mining and metallurgy, to dress ores, by sorting and separating them.
Drest Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Drest \Drest\, p. p. of Dress.
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  • Drest: Drest (also Drust and the hypocoristic Drostan) is the name of several Pictish people, including: Drest I of the Picts , Drest son of ...
  • Drest VII of the Picts: Drest was king of the Picts from 724 until 726 or 729. He succeeded Nechtan mac Der-Ilei when the latter abdicated and entered a ...
  • Drest VIII of the Picts: Drest son of Talorgan (Scottish Gaelic : Drest mac Talorgan), was king of the Picts from 782 to 787, succeeding his father Talorgan . ...
  • Drest X of the Picts: Drest (Scottish Gaelic : Drust) was king of the Picts from before 845 until 848, a rival of Kenneth MacAlpin (Cináed mac Ailpín). ...
  • Drest VI of the Picts: Drest (died c. 678) (Drest mac Domnal or Drest mac Dúngail) was king of the Picts from 662 to 671. He succeeded his brother Gartnait IV on ...
  • Drest mac Caustantín: Drest mac Caustantín was king of the Picts , in modern Scotland , from about 834 until 836 or 837. He was the son of King Caustantín and ...
  • Drest IV of the Picts: Drest son of Girom was a king of the Picts . The Pictish Chronicle king lists associate him with Drest III . the two Drests, varying from ...
  • Drest I of the Picts: Drest or Drust, son of Erp, is a legendary king of the Picts whose reign is recorded in the king lists of the Pictish Chronicle . ...
  • Drest III of the Picts: Drest son of Uudrost or son of Uudrossig was a king of the Picts . The Pictish Chronicle king lists associate him with Drest IV . ...
  • Drest V of the Picts: Drest son of Munait was a king of the Picts . The Pictish Chronicle king lists have him reign for one year between Talorc II and Galam ...

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