Dressing

Dress"ing

, n. 1. Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire. B. Jonson.
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2. (Surg.) An application (a remedy, bandage, etc.) to cover a sore or wound. Wiseman.
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3. Manure or compost over land. When it remains on the surface, it is called a top-dressing.
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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.
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5. Gum, starch, and the like, used in stiffening or finishing silk, linen, and other fabrics.
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6. An ornamental finish, as a molding around doors, windows, or on a ceiling, etc.
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7. Castigation; scolding; -- often with down. [Colloq.]
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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.
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