View synonyms for dressing


[ dres-ing ]


  1. the act of a person or thing that dresses.
  2. a sauce for food:

    salad dressing.

  3. stuffing for a fowl:

    turkey dressing.

  4. material used to dress or cover a wound.
  5. manure, compost, or other fertilizers.
  6. the ornamental detail of a building, especially that around openings.


/ ˈdrɛsɪŋ /


  1. a sauce for food, esp for salad
  2. a mixture of chopped and seasoned ingredients with which poultry, meat, etc, is stuffed before cooking Also called (in Britain and certain other countries)stuffing
  3. a covering for a wound, sore, etc
  4. manure or artificial fertilizer spread on land
  5. size used for stiffening textiles
  6. the processes in the conversion of certain rough tanned hides into leather ready for use

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dressing1

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; dress, -ing 1

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Example Sentences

Drizzle the dressing over the watermelon and cucumber and gently toss to coat, then add the mint.

Tech and FashionVirtual reality dressing rooms you can use to try on clothes.

From Ozy

Peel and cut the apples the same size as the potatoes and toss with the dressing.

Parenting activities included reading, arts and crafts, homework, driving to and from extracurricular activities, basic care, such as feeding and dressing, and the time mothers spent on behalf of children, such as researching summer camps.

It’s not the same scale as the one in Big, but the most fun you can have at reawakening New York theater right now is in a dressing room of the Signature Theater on 42nd Street.

He once experimented with dressing as “Hilda the Wicked Witch” as a way to expand his business to Halloween.

The incident sparked his belief in Santa, but he would have to wait nearly two decades before dressing up as Jolly St. Nick.

Followers had traveled many miles to mourn the loss, and aid in the ritual washing, dressing, and honoring of the body.

Is this your first time dressing in drag, or have you ever had an Ed Wood moment?

Toss the string beans and mesclun with enough dressing to moisten.

A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.

She was in a soiled dressing gown of purple flannel, with several of the buttons off.

Then she noticed the letter which the child had given her, still lying on the dressing table, with her gloves.

But Mary had gone home after dressing her mistress, and the fat boy came back again more disturbed than before.

An argument took place in a coffee-house, between two men of taste, as to the best method of dressing a beefsteak.


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