Definition of "dressing" []

  • A therapeutic or protective material applied to a wound. (noun)
  • A sauce for certain dishes, such as salads. (noun)
  • A stuffing, as for poultry or fish. (noun)
  • Manure or other fertilizing material for soil. (noun)
  • A sauce for food, esp for salad (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A mixture of chopped and seasoned ingredients with which poultry, meat, etc, is stuffed before cooking (noun)
  • A covering for a wound, sore, etc (noun)
  • Manure or artificial fertilizer spread on land (noun)
  • Size used for stiffening textiles (noun)
  • The processes in the conversion of certain rough tanned hides into leather ready for use (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "dressing" in a sentence
  • "The phrase "dressing well" is inevitably open to interpretation."
  • "I haven't used the bucktail, I normally use a #6 red Octopus but the dressing is a nice touch."
  • "The key to the flavour of this dressing is the addition of balsamic vinegar."