Dressing Dress"ing, n. 1. Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

2. (Surg.) An application (a remedy, bandage, etc.) to cover a sore or wound. --Wiseman. [1913 Webster]

3. Manure or compost over land. When it remains on the surface, it is called a top-dressing. [1913 Webster]

4. (Cookery) (a) A preparation, such as a sauce, to flavor food for eating; a condiment; as, a dressing for salad. (b) The stuffing of fowls, pigs, etc.; forcemeat. [1913 Webster]

5. Gum, starch, and the like, used in stiffening or finishing silk, linen, and other fabrics. [1913 Webster]

6. An ornamental finish, as a molding around doors, windows, or on a ceiling, etc. [1913 Webster]

7. Castigation; scolding; -- often with down. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{Dressing case}, a case of toilet utensils.

{Dressing forceps}, a variety of forceps, shaped like a pair of scissors, used in dressing wounds.

{Dressing gown}, a light gown, such as is used by a person while dressing; a study gown.

{Dressing room}, an apartment appropriated for making one's toilet.

{Top-dressing}, manure or compost spread over land and not worked into the soil. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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