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English noun: dressing

1. dressing (food) savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type

Synonymssalad dressing

Broader (hypernym)sauce

Narrower (hyponym)anchovy dressing, bleu cheese dressing, blue cheese dressing, blue cheese dressing, French dressing, half-and-half dressing, Italian dressing, Lorenzo dressing, mayo, mayonnaise, Roquefort dressing, Russian dressing, Russian mayonnaise, salad cream, sauce Louis, sauce vinaigrette, Thousand Island dressing, vinaigrette

2. dressing (food) a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables


Broader (hypernym)concoction, intermixture, mixture

Narrower (hyponym)farce, forcemeat, oyster dressing, oyster stuffing, turkey stuffing

3. dressing (event) making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure

Synonymsfecundation, fertilisation, fertilization

Broader (hypernym)enrichment

Narrower (hyponym)top dressing

4. dressing (artifact) a cloth covering for a wound or sore

Synonymsmedical dressing

Broader (hypernym)cloth covering

Narrower (hyponym)bandage, cataplasm, compress, patch, plaster, poultice, surgical dressing

5. dressing (act) processes in the conversion of rough hides into leather

Broader (hypernym)conversion

6. dressing (act) the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes


Broader (hypernym)covering

Narrower (hyponym)investment, primping, toilet, toilette

7. dressing (act) the act of applying a bandage

Synonymsbandaging, binding

Broader (hypernym)medical aid, medical care

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