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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A therapeutic or protective material applied to a wound.
  • n. A sauce for certain dishes, such as salads.
  • n. A stuffing, as for poultry or fish.
  • n. Manure or other fertilizing material for soil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Material applied to a wound for protection or therapy.
  • n. A sauce, especially a cold one for salads.
  • n. Something added to the soil as a fertilizer etc.
  • n. The activity of getting dressed.
  • v. Present participle of dress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire.
  • n. An application (a remedy, bandage, etc.) to cover a sore or wound.
  • n. Manure or compost over land. When it remains on the surface, it is called a top-dressing.
  • n.
  • n. A preparation, such as a sauce, to flavor food for eating; a condiment.
  • n. The stuffing of fowls, pigs, etc.; forcemeat.
  • n. Gum, starch, and the like, used in stiffening or finishing silk, linen, and other fabrics.
  • n. An ornamental finish, as a molding around doors, windows, or on a ceiling, etc.
  • n. Castigation; scolding; -- often with down.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of one who dresses; the act or process of adjusting, preparing, trimming, finishing, etc., in any sense of the verb dress.
  • n. That which is used in dressing or preparing anything, as for use or ornament.
  • n. A thrashing; a flogging or beating; a reprimand or scolding.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
  • n. the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes
  • n. a cloth covering for a wound or sore
  • n. processes in the conversion of rough hides into leather
  • n. the act of applying a bandage
  • n. savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type
  • n. making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure

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