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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. of Dress.
  16. Castigation; scolding; - often with down.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Anything used to dress; manure, & c., applied to land; healing application to a sore.
  20. The act of dressing, or that with which anything, as a wound, is dressed.
  21. Mouldings round doors, windows, & c.
  22. 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.
  23. 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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Usage examples for dressing

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