dressing

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɹɛsɪŋ/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛsɪŋ

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English dressing, dressinge, dressynge, equivalent to dress +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

dressing (countable and uncountable, plural dressings)

  1. (medicine) Material applied to a wound for protection or therapy.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 5, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      She removed Stranleigh’s coat with a dexterity that aroused his imagination. The elder woman returned with dressings and a sponge, which she placed on a chair.
  2. A sauce, especially a cold one for salads.
  3. Something added to the soil as a fertilizer etc.
  4. The activity of getting dressed.
    • 2004, Kathryn Banks, Joseph Harris, Exposure: Revealing Bodies, Unveiling Representations (page 182)
      Considered thus, the performance is a translation into images of bodies on display, as is well demonstrated by Monsieur Jourdain's repeated dressings and undressings.
  5. (obsolete) Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire.
  6. The stuffing of fowls, pigs, etc.; forcemeat.
  7. Gum, starch, etc., used in stiffening or finishing silk, linen, and other fabrics.
  8. An ornamental finish, such as a moulding around doors, windows, or on a ceiling.
  9. (dated) Castigation; scolding; a dressing down.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 71:
      "I once saw what a dressing he gave a silly chattering fool, that answered his challenge some time before."
  10. (dated) the process of extracting metals or other valuable components from minerals
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English dressynge, dressande, equivalent to dress +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

dressing

  1. present participle of dress

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English dressing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dressing m (plural dressings, diminutive dressinkje n)

  1. A dressing, a cold sauce for salads.

See also[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dressing m (plural dressings)

  1. wardrobe
  2. dressing room (small walk-in room off a bedroom)

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

dressing

  1. Alternative form of dressynge

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English dressing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dressing m inan

  1. dressing (sauce, especially a cold one for salads)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • dressing in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • dressing in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dressing c

  1. dressing, a kind of sauce.

Declension[edit]

Declension of dressing 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative dressing dressingen dressingar dressingarna
Genitive dressings dressingens dressingars dressingarnas