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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


Synonymsstuffing


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


Synonymsgrooming


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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