2. The style and idiom of the Greek language, used by the Athenians; a concise and elegant expression.
(At"ti*cize) v. t. To conform or make conformable to the language, customs, etc., of Attica.
(At"ti*cize), v. i.
1. To side with the Athenians.
2. To use the Attic idiom or style; to conform to the customs or modes of thought of the Athenians.
(At*tig"u*ous) a. [L. attiguus, fr. attingere to touch. See Attain.] Touching; bordering; contiguous.
At*tig"u*ous*ness, n. [Obs.]
(At*tinge") v. t. [L. attingere to touch. See Attain.] To touch lightly. [Obs.] Coles.
(At*tire") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attired ; p. pr. & vb. n. Attiring.] [OE. atiren to array, dispose,
arrange, OF. atirier; à (L. ad) + F. tire rank, order, row; of Ger. origin: cf. As. tier row, OHG. ziari, G.
zier, ornament, zieren to adorn. Cf. Tire a headdress.] To dress; to array; to adorn; esp., to clothe with
elegant or splendid garments.
Finely attired in a robe of white.
With the linen miter shall he be attired.
Lev. xvi. 4.
1. Dress; clothes; headdress; anything which dresses or adorns; esp., ornamental clothing.
Earth in her rich attire.
I 'll put myself in poor and mean attire.
Can a maid forget her ornament, or a bride her attire?
Jer. ii. 32.
2. The antlers, or antlers and scalp, of a stag or buck.
3. (Bot.) The internal parts of a flower, included within the calyx and the corolla. [Obs.] Johnson.
(At*tired") p. p. (Her.) Provided with antlers, as a stag.
(At*tire"ment) n. Attire; adornment.