Definition of dressing
1a : the act or process of one who dressesb : an instance of such act or process
2a : a sauce for adding to a dish (such as a salad)b : a seasoned mixture usually used as a stuffing (as for poultry)
3a : material (such as ointment or gauze) applied to cover a lesion or woundb : fertilizing material (such as manure or compost)
Examples of dressing in a Sentence
We had turkey with dressing and potatoes for dinner.
The nurse cleaned the cut and applied a dressing.
Recent Examples of dressing from the Web
After the site is ready, the bahia seed is scattered across the ground and raked about one-half inch deep into the ground or covered with a top dressing of soil to the same depth.
The master suite has a spalike bath, a seating area, a large dressing room and a Juliet balcony facing the front yard.
Pour the dressing over the salad and gently fold together.
Close foreign allies are also targets of Trump's public and private dressing-downs.
Close foreign allies are also targets of Trump’s public and private dressing-downs.
Probst sits in his dressing room backstage at CBS Studios in Studio City, keeping cool, calm and collected before the live portion of the night begins.
The seventh season of AMC's The Walking Dead has been grim—and that's saying something for a world where hordes of the undead are basically set dressing.
Inside this $500,000 dressing room on wheels, there's a table cluttered with technology: Gateway and Mac G4 Titanium laptops, a Sony Ericsson T68i cell phone with a Bluetooth wireless headset, and a Sharp Zaurus Linux/Java PDA.
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First Known Use of dressing
DRESSING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dressing for English Language Learners
: a usually seasoned mixture of liquids that is added to a salad
: special material that is used to cover a wound
: the act or process of putting on clothes
DRESSING Defined for Kids
Definition of dressing for Students
1 : a sauce put on a salad
2 : a seasoned mixture used as a stuffing turkey with dressing
3 : material (as ointment or gauze) used to cover an injury
4 : the act of putting on clothes
Medical Definition of dressing
: a covering (as of ointment or gauze) applied to a lesion
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