UK [tres] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "tress":
singular tress plural tresses literary
a) a long piece of a woman's hair
b) tresses
[plural] long hair that hangs down a woman's back

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  • Tress — Tress, n. [OE. tresse, OF. trece, F. tresse, LL. tricia, fr. Gr. tri cha threefold, because a tress is usually formed by interlacing three pieces; akin to trei^s three. See {Three}.] 1. A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tress 90 — (1990 1996) was a Norwegian software project meant to be the replacement for INFOTRYGD, a case worker support system, used by the Norwegian National Insurance Administration (trygdeetaten).Due to administrative, political, organizational and… …   Wikipedia

  • -tress — [tris] suffix female: see ESS * * * …   Universalium

  • tress — [ tres ] noun count LITERARY a long piece of a woman s hair a. tresses plural long hair that hangs down a woman s back …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tress — late 13c., long lock of hair, from O.Fr. tresse a plait or braid of hair (12c.), perhaps from V.L. *trichia braid, rope, from Gk. trikhia rope, from thrix (gen. trikhos) hair …   Etymology dictionary

  • tress — ► NOUN ▪ a long lock of a woman s hair. ORIGIN Old French tresse, perhaps from Greek trikha threefold …   English terms dictionary

  • -tress — [tris] suffix female: see ESS …   English World dictionary

  • tress — [tres] n. [ME tresse < OFr, akin to It treccia < ? VL * trichea, a plait] 1. Obs. a braid or plait of hair 2. a lock of human hair 3. [pl.] a woman s or girl s hair, esp. when long and falling loosely …   English World dictionary

  • -tress — ending of feminines of agent nouns in ter, tor, etc., usually short for ter ess, tor ess: as in actress, auditress, huntress, mistress, seamstress, songstress, traitress …   Useful english dictionary

  • tress — ac·tress; an·ces·tress; ar·bi·tress; au·di·tress; ben·e·fac·tress; but·tress·less; cap·tress; co·ad·ju·tress; com·for·tress; con·duc·tress; dic·ta·tress; di·rec·tress; dis·tress·ful; dis·tress·ing·ly; doc·tress; ed·i·tress; elec·tress;… …   English syllables

  • Tress — People*Arthur Tress (born 1940), American photographer *Ronald Tress (1915 2006), British professor and director *Tress MacNeille (born 1951), American voice actress *William Tress, architect and designer of railway stations.Things Called… …   Wikipedia

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