Definitions of dressing

  1. Mouldings round doors, windows, & c.
  2. the act of applying a bandage
  3. savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type
  4. a cloth covering for a wound or sore
  5. making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure
  6. Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire.
  7. An application ( a remedy, bandage, etc.) to a sore or wound.
  8. Manure or compost over land. When it remains on the surface, it is called a top- dressing.
  9. A preparation to fit food for use; a condiment; as, a dressing for salad.
  10. The stuffing of fowls, pigs, etc.; forcemeat.
  11. Gum, starch, and the like, used in stiffening or finishing silk, linen, and other fabrics.
  12. Castigation; scolding; - often with down.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Anything used to dress; manure, & c., applied to land; healing application to a sore.
  16. The act of dressing, or that with which anything, as a wound, is dressed.
  17. 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.
  18. 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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