Dressing case, a case of toilet utensils.Dressing forceps, a variety of forceps, shaped like a pair of scissors, used in dressing wounds.Dressing gown, a light gown, such as is used by a person while dressing; a study gown.Dressing room, an apartment appropriated for making one's toilet.Dressing table, a table at which a person may dress, and on which articles for the toilet stand. Top-dressing, manure or compost spread over land and not worked into the soil.

(Dress"mak`er) n. A maker of gowns, or similar garments; a mantuamaker.

(Dress"mak`ing), n. The art, process, or occupation, of making dresses.

(Dress"y) a. Showy in dress; attentive to dress.

A dressy flaunting maidservant.
T. Hook.

A neat, dressy gentleman in black.
W. Irving.

(Drest) p. p. of Dress.

(Dretch) v. t. & i. See Drecche. [Obs.]

(Dreul) v. i. To drool. [Obs.]

(Drev"il) n. A fool; a drudge. See Drivel.

(Drew) imp. of Draw.

(Drey) n. A squirrel's nest. See Dray. [Obs.]

(Dreye) a. Dry. [Obs.] Chaucer.

4. [F. dressoir. See Dress, v. t.] (a) A table or bench on which meat and other things are dressed, or prepared for use. (b) A cupboard or set of shelves to receive dishes and cooking utensils.

The pewter plates on the dresser
Caught and reflected the flame, as shields of armies the sunshine.

Dress goods
(Dress" goods") A term applied to fabrics for the gowns of women and girls; — most commonly to fabrics of mixed materials, but also applicable to silks, printed linens, and calicoes.

(Dress"i*ness) n. The state of being dressy.

(Dress"ing), n.

1. Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire. B. Jonson.

2. (Surg.) An application (a remedy, bandage, etc.) to a sore or wound. Wiseman.

3. Manure or compost over land. When it remains on the surface, it is called a top-dressing.

4. (Cookery) (a) A preparation to fit food for use; a condiment; as, a dressing for salad. (b) The stuffing of fowls, pigs, etc.; forcemeat.

5. Gum, starch, and the like, used in stiffening or finishing silk, linen, and other fabrics.

6. An ornamental finish, as a molding around doors, windows, or on a ceiling, etc.

7. Castigation; scolding; — often with down. [Colloq.]

  By PanEris using Melati.

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