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Definitions of dressing

  1. the act of applying a bandage
  2. savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type
  3. processes in the conversion of rough hides into leather
  4. a cloth covering for a wound or sore
  5. making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure
  6. a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
  7. the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes
  8. savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette or the creamy mayonnaise type
  9. Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire.
  10. An application ( a remedy, bandage, etc.) to a sore or wound.
  11. Manure or compost over land. When it remains on the surface, it is called a top- dressing.
  12. A preparation to fit food for use; a condiment; as, a dressing for salad.
  13. The stuffing of fowls, pigs, etc.; forcemeat.
  14. Gum, starch, and the like, used in stiffening or finishing silk, linen, and other fabrics.
  15. An ornamental finish, as a molding around doors, windows, or on a ceiling, etc.
  16. of Dress.
  17. Castigation; scolding; - often with down.
  18. Material used for wrapping or binding any part of the body.
  19. The act of putting on clothes; sauce or stuffing for food; as, a mayonnaise dressing; a beating; a reprimand; medicines, bandages, etc., applied to a wound.
  20. The material applied to a wound for the purpose of excluding the air, stimulating repair, etc.
  21. Bandage, plaster, etc., wrapped about a wound.
  22. Dress or clothes: manure given to land: matter used to give stiffness and gloss to cloth: the bandage, etc., applied to a sore: an ornamental moulding.
  23. Anything used to dress; manure, & c., applied to land; healing application to a sore.
  24. The act of dressing, or that with which anything, as a wound, is dressed.
  25. Mouldings round doors, windows, & c.
  26. Dress; that which is used in dressing a wound or sore; manure spread over land in preparing it for a crop; a flogging or beating; the stuffing of fowls, pigs, & c.; gum, starch, and other articles used in stiffening or preparing silk, linen, and other fabrics; a process by which the letters after casting are adjusted for the use of the compositor, by scraping, & c.; the process of cleaning metals after casting; cleaning prior to smelting.
  27. Matter, as manure, applied to land; a preparation to fit for use; an application made to a wound; in familiar language, a flogging or beating.
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Quotes of dressing

  1. There are only three sins- causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing – Roger Caras
  2. I don't like sitting around in my dressing room very much. It feels a lot like theater. – Jill Clayburgh
  3. I mean, even my dressing room at the studio has candles and cushions and cashmere rugs and things. – Joan Collins
  4. East Hampton happens to have been the first place in the world where I was a star, a real star with a star pasted above my name on the dressing -room door. – Eva Gabor
  5. I don't really do pranks any more. I have a laugh in the dressing room here, where it's safe, and the guys don't go to the papers and tell them what I've done. – Paul Gascoigne
  6. You know Hollywood is a weird and wonderful place, I didn't know I Dream of Jeanie had been cancelled after 5 years until I went back to go on the lot to pick up some clothes and things I had in my dressing room. – Larry Hagman
  7. Acting is not about dressing up. Acting is about stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant. – Glenda Jackson
  8. All of a sudden I'm in the major leagues and we're traveling from town to town. I see the other players dressing different every day. I've got only one suit and I keep wearing it over and over. I'm really embarrassed. – Al Kaline
  9. And then, all of a sudden, you're like, all that's great and fun, but Arthur Miller's in my dressing room. This is the third night he's been here and he sits in my dressing room for an hour after each show, and talks to me for an hour. So I'm pretty spoiled right now. – Peter Krause
  10. The wretch who lives without freedom feels like dressing in the mud from the streets Those who have you, o Liberty, do not know. you. Those who do not have you should not speak of you, but win you. – Jose Marti
  11. The dance commonly begins about the middle of the afternoon or later, after sundown. When it begins in the afternoon, there is always an intermission of an hour or two for supper. The preliminary painting and dressing is usually the work of about two hours. – James Mooney
  12. I don't believe in dressing up reality. I don't believe in using makeup to make things look smoother. – Lou Reed
  13. There was a note on my dressing room table that said, Call Neil Young. – Carrie Snodgress

Usage examples for dressing

  1. Elsie, to my dressing room and remain there until I come to you." – Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
  2. And while the boat was gone I turned my attention to the dressing table. – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  3. Cautiously picking his way upstairs, he inquired for Laura and was told she was dressing for dinner. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  4. The dressing room door was shut. – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  5. Emily is gone up to her dressing room. – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
  6. It was dear of you to put her picture on my dressing table. – Master of the Vineyard by Myrtle Reed
  7. That evening she attacked Irene in the dressing room. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  8. She got up and went quickly to the dressing room. – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  9. Ayala, in truth, required no assistance in dressing – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  10. Hastily she put on her clothes, and soon she had crept out into the refectory, carrying her heavy dressing case in her hand. – Burning Sands by Arthur Weigall
  11. Presently Stout began to complete his dressing talking all the while. – Two Boys and a Fortune by Matthew White, Jr.
  12. Can you tell me the way to the dressing station, sir? – No Man's Land by H. C. McNeile
  13. My bedroom and dressing room were above the big living- room on the first floor. – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  14. 14. A light canvas box, fitted as a dressing case. – A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil by T. R. Swinburne
  15. They threw open the door and each grabbed an arm of their victim, dragging him down the passage into the dressing room. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  16. " Come into my dressing room," she said. – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  17. If he should enter her room- she felt in the darkness for her dressing gown. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  18. Mrs. White was busy dressing – Dorothy Dale by Margaret Penrose
  19. You ought to be dressing Janet better now that she's getting big. – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore
  20. All this happened unknown to me, for the room in which I was dressing was on the opposite side of the house. – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson

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