What does DRESSING mean?

Definitions for DRESSING
ˈdrɛs ɪŋDRESSING

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dressing, salad dressing(noun)

    savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type

  2. stuffing, dressing(noun)

    a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables

  3. fertilization, fertilisation, fecundation, dressing(noun)

    making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure

  4. dressing, medical dressing(noun)

    a cloth covering for a wound or sore

  5. dressing(noun)

    processes in the conversion of rough hides into leather

  6. dressing, grooming(noun)

    the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes

  7. dressing, bandaging, binding(noun)

    the act of applying a bandage


  1. dressing(Noun)

    Material applied to a wound for protection or therapy.

  2. dressing(Noun)

    A sauce, especially a cold one for salads.

  3. dressing(Noun)

    Something added to the soil as a fertilizer etc.

  4. dressing(Noun)

    The activity of getting dressed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dressing

    of Dress

  2. Dressing(noun)

    dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire

  3. Dressing(noun)

    an application (a remedy, bandage, etc.) to a sore or wound

  4. Dressing(noun)

    manure or compost over land. When it remains on the surface, it is called a top-dressing

  5. Dressing(noun)

    a preparation to fit food for use; a condiment; as, a dressing for salad

  6. Dressing(noun)

    the stuffing of fowls, pigs, etc.; forcemeat

  7. Dressing(noun)

    gum, starch, and the like, used in stiffening or finishing silk, linen, and other fabrics

  8. Dressing(noun)

    an ornamental finish, as a molding around doors, windows, or on a ceiling, etc

  9. Dressing(noun)

    castigation; scolding; -- often with down


  1. Dressing

    A dressing is an adjunct used by a person for application to a wound to promote healing and/or prevent further harm. A dressing is designed to be in direct contact with the wound, which makes it different from a bandage, which is primarily used to hold a dressing in place. Some organisations classify them as the same thing and the terms are used interchangeably by some people. Dressings are frequently used in first aid and nursing.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DRESSING' in Nouns Frequency: #2846

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How to say DRESSING in sign language?

  1. dressing


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DRESSING in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DRESSING in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of DRESSING in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Huskey:

    I don’t relish dressing up, and find it hard to relate to the insanity, but I’m enjoying the holiday more each year because my wife demands fun.

  2. Rosa Ponselle:

    In the surroundings of an opera performance, once I am deep in it, I am living it. Between the acts and in my dressing room to change costumes, I do not realize I am Rosa Ponselle. I seem instead to be Aida, Gioconda, Norma--the woman I am singing. And when the last curtain falls, I am a rag--but contented.

  3. Rhode Island legislators:

    Whatever happened to common sense, and dressing for the weather?

  4. Harriet Beecher Stowe:

    Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserved; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room, from which we go forth to more careful and guarded intercourse, leaving behind us much debris of cast-off and everyday clothing.

  5. Fathima Musthaque:

    Its good (the ban on face covering) but some people will feel some hurt because thats the Islamic culture, when they are dressing (without covering their face), they get a guilty feeling.

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