What does dressing mean?

Definitions for dressing
ˈdrɛs ɪŋdress·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dressing.

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

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce dressing?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say dressing in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Lauren Harrell:

    People are cheering you every step of the way. And nobody judges you for dressing in costume.

  2. Roger Caras:

    There are only three sins - causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing.

  3. David Rutley:

    According to The GBGB, roughly a quarter of the dogs were given new homes and 60 percent were taken into a greyhound charity. Trudy Baker, coordinator of Greyt Exploitations, a nonprofit aimed to protect greyhounds, says even when the dogs were retired, they stayed in a dangerous environment. VOLUNTEERS WORK TO RESCUE MORE THAN 500 GREYHOUNDS SET FOR CHINESE MEAT MARKET The truth is hundreds of dogs listed as retired by The GBGB still remain in a commercial environment, confined to trainers kennels that have failed to comply with an agreed British Standard Institute specification, either used for breeding, forced to routinely donate blood or simply awaiting rehoming, Trudy Baker said.No amount of ineffective window dressing welfare commitments will address the suffering and deaths of thousands of dogs racing on dangerously configured tracks. Mark Bird, the managing director at The GBGB, says the industry needs increased and sustained funding to allow welfare programs to flourish for the greyhounds. For others, transparency is key to helping the greyhounds. Transparency is key to understanding how we can improve welfare standards... We want more greyhounds to find new homes and to enjoy a healthy retirement when they leave the sport.

  4. Vice President Biden:

    Folks, I voted for a fence, I voted, unlike most Democrats -- and some of you won't like it -- I voted for 700 miles of fence, but, let me tell you, we can build a fence 40 stories high -- unless you change the dynamic in Mexico and -- and you will not like this, and -- punish American employers who knowingly violate the law when, in fact, they hire illegals. Unless you do those two things, all the rest is window dressing.

  5. Mehdi Hosseini:

    I do expect some sort of a handshake for window dressing, but not a clear resolution with details coming out.

Images & Illustrations of dressing

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