Dressing room

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. 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-room — [ dresiŋrum ] ou dressing [ dresiŋ ] n. m. • 1875, 1972; mot angl. (1675) « cabinet de toilette », proprt « pièce (room) pour s habiller (dressing) » ♦ Anglic. Petite pièce attenante à une chambre à coucher, où sont rangés ou pendus les vêtements …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dressing room — Un dressing room (faux anglicisme[1] signifiant littéralement « chambre d habillage »), ou plus simplement un dressing, est, dans une habitation, une petite pièce spécialement aménagée pour accueillir les meubles (armoires, penderies,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dressing room — dressing rooms also dressing room 1) N COUNT A dressing room is a room in a theatre where performers can dress and get ready for their performance. 2) N COUNT A dressing room is a room at a sports stadium where players can change and get ready… …   English dictionary

  • dressing room — n 1.) a room where an actor or performer can get ready before going on stage, appearing on television etc 2.) AmE a room or area in a store where you can try on clothes British Equivalent: changing room 3.) a small room next to a bedroom in some… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dressing room — dressing ,room noun count 1. ) a small room in a clothing store for trying on clothes 2. ) a room used by a performer or sports players for preparing for a performance or game 3. ) a small room next to a bedroom where someone keeps their clothes… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dressing room — ► NOUN 1) a room in which actors or other performers change clothes. 2) a small room attached to a bedroom for storing clothes …   English terms dictionary

  • dressing room — n. a room for getting dressed in; esp., a room backstage where actors dress and put on makeup …   English World dictionary

  • Dressing room — The term dressing room may be applied to different places.*In architectural parlance, and in the larger houses, a dressing room is a small room next to a bedroom, used by the occupants to give privacy during dressing and undressing. *In a theatre …   Wikipedia

  • dressing room — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms dressing room : singular dressing room plural dressing rooms 1) a room used by a performer or sports players for preparing for a performance or game 2) a small room next to a bedroom where someone keeps their… …   English dictionary

  • Dressing Room —    Space was designated backstage where actors could prepare for performances. By 1880, such spaces in newly constructed theatres were individual rooms for the leading players and larger common rooms for the supporting cast and chorus. Typically …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

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