Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire.
  • noun (Surg.) An application (a remedy, bandage, etc.) to cover a sore or wound.
  • noun Manure or compost over land. When it remains on the surface, it is called a top-dressing.
  • noun A preparation, such as a sauce, to flavor food for eating; a condiment.
  • noun The stuffing of fowls, pigs, etc.; forcemeat.
  • noun Gum, starch, and the like, used in stiffening or finishing silk, linen, and other fabrics.
  • noun An ornamental finish, as a molding around doors, windows, or on a ceiling, etc.
  • noun colloq. Castigation; scolding; -- often with down.
  • noun a case of toilet utensils.
  • noun a variety of forceps, shaped like a pair of scissors, used in dressing wounds.
  • noun a light gown, such as is used by a person while dressing; a study gown.
  • noun an apartment appropriated for making one's toilet.
  • noun manure or compost spread over land and not worked into the soil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The phrase "dressing well" is inevitably open to interpretation.

    Menswear's Formal Acceptance

  • I haven't used the bucktail, I normally use a #6 red Octopus but the dressing is a nice touch.

    Are You A Lure-Tweaker?

  • I haven't used the bucktail, I normally use a #6 red Octopus but the dressing is a nice touch.

    Are You A Lure-Tweaker?

  • The key to the flavour of this dressing is the addition of balsamic vinegar.

    July, you made it hard to like you.

  • The key to the flavour of this dressing is the addition of balsamic vinegar.

    Ceasar Salad: The Keller way

  • Lady Glencora was now in the habit of having Alice with her in what she called her dressing-room every evening, and then they would sit till the small hours came upon them.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • Alice followed Lady Glencora across the passage into what she called her dressing-room, and there found herself surrounded by an infinitude of feminine luxuries.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • Lady Glencora was now in the habit of having Alice with her in what she called her dressing-room every evening, and then they would sit till the small hours came upon them.

    Can you forgive her?

  • Alice followed Lady Glencora across the passage into what she called her dressing-room, and there found herself surrounded by an infinitude of feminine luxuries.

    Can you forgive her?

  • Alice followed Lady Glencora across the passage into what she called her dressing-room, and there found herself surrounded by an infinitude of feminine luxuries.

    Can You Forgive Her?

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