dressing [dres-ing] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- the act of a person or thing that .
- a sauce for food: salad dressing.
- stuffing for a fowl: turkey dressing.
- material used to or cover a wound.
- manure, compost, or other fertilizers.
- the ornamental detail of a building, especially that around openings.
Origin of dressing late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at, Related Words for dressings , , , , , Examples from the Web for dressings Historical Examples of dressings
It is also much used as a basis for numerous other dressings.
Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
A number of dressings are on the market and can be procured in drug stores.
Boy Scouts of America
While she prepared the dressings I put the question to Smith.
William MacLeod Raine
The hands of the attendant, the dressings, the surrounding skin, must all be clean.
William S. Sadler
At seven thirteen arrived,—all convalescents, and no dressings at all to do.
British Dictionary definitions for dressings dressings pl n
- dressed stonework, mouldings, and carved ornaments used to form quoins, keystones, sills, and similar features
- a sauce for food, esp for salad
- US and Canadian a mixture of chopped and seasoned ingredients with which poultry, meat, etc, is stuffed before cookingAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): stuffing
- a covering for a wound, sore, etc
- manure or artificial fertilizer spread on land
- size used for stiffening textiles
- the processes in the conversion of certain rough tanned hides into leather ready for use
See alsoWord Origin and History for dressings dressing n.
mid-14c., verbal noun from(v.). Sense in cookery is from c.1500. Meaning “bandage” is first recorded 1713. Dressing gown attested from 1777; dressing room from 1670s.
dressings in Medicine dressing [drĕs′ĭng] n.
- A therapeutic or protective material applied to a wound.