Dressing forceps
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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  • Dressing forceps — Forceps For ceps, n. [L. forceps, cipis, from the root of formus Hot + capere to take; akin to E. heave. Cf. {Furnace}.] 1. A pair of pinchers, or tongs; an instrument for grasping, holding firmly, or exerting traction upon, bodies which it would …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dressing forceps — a thumb forceps with a blunt end and serrated teeth, used to apply and remove dressings and to handle items in surgical wounds …   Medical dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dressing case — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dressing gown — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dressing room — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forceps — For ceps, n. [L. forceps, cipis, from the root of formus Hot + capere to take; akin to E. heave. Cf. {Furnace}.] 1. A pair of pinchers, or tongs; an instrument for grasping, holding firmly, or exerting traction upon, bodies which it would be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forceps — Plastic forceps are intended to be disposable. Forceps or forcipes are a handheld, hinged instrument used for grasping and holding objects. Forceps are used when fingers are too large to grasp small objects or when many objects need to be held at …   Wikipedia

  • Forceps — An instrument with two blades and a handle used for handling, grasping, or compressing. Many types of forceps are employed in medicine, including the alligator forceps (an angled instrument with jaws at the end), tissue forceps (a form of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Top-dressing — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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