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
Come mealtime, simply defrost one cube and use it as to make a dressing, marinade or seasoning for vegetables.
Toss the romaine with 1/4 cup of the dressing and top with the sliced peppers, onions, avocado, and chicken.
My wife went into the dressing room with several items, leaving me in charge of Zack, who was strapped into his stroller like a man in a straitjacket.
Learn how to make healthy salads, including simple homemade dressings, with cookbook author Amy Pennington, books available for purchase and signing, 2 p.m. Sunday, Kent Library, 212 Second Ave.
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.
The mix is tossed with a lemon dressing and allowed to stand for an hour for the flavors to blend.
Pour the dressing over the salad and gently fold together.
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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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