Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire.
An application (a remedy, bandage, etc.) to a sore or wound.
Manure or compost over land. When it remains on the surface, it is called a top-dressing.
4. Cookery (a)
A preparation to fit food for use; a condiment; as, a dressing for salad.
The stuffing of fowls, pigs, etc.; forcemeat.
Gum, starch, and the like, used in stiffening or finishing silk, linen, and other fabrics.
An ornamental finish, as a molding around doors, windows, or on a ceiling, etc.
Castigation; scolding; -- often with down.
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. -- Dressing table, a table at which a person may dress, and on which articles for the toilet stand. -- Top-dressing, manure or compost spread over land and not worked into the soil.
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