1 a sauce for food, esp. for salad
2 the U.S. and Canadian name for →
3 a covering for a wound, sore, etc.
4 manure or artificial fertilizer spread on land
5 size used for stiffening textiles
6 the processes in the conversion of certain rough tanned hides into leather ready for use
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aerial top dressing
n the process of spreading lime, fertilizer, etc. over farmland from an aeroplane
2 the wearing of clothes normally associated with the opposite sex
n (esp. formerly) a box or case fitted with all the toilet articles necessary for dressing oneself, arranging one's hair, etc.
Informal a severe scolding or thrashing
n a full robe worn before dressing or for lounging
1 (Theatre) a room backstage for an actor to change clothing and to make up
2 any room used for changing clothes, such as one at a sports ground or off a bedroom
n (Military) a first-aid post close to a combat area
n a piece of bedroom furniture with a mirror and a set of drawers for clothes, cosmetics, etc.
n a salad dressing made from oil and vinegar with seasonings; vinaigrette
n the first stage in the extraction of a metal from an ore in which as much gangue as possible is removed and the ore is prepared for smelting, refining, etc., (Also called)
mineral dressing, mineral processing
n a style of dressing in severely tailored suits, adopted by some women executives to project an image of efficiency
n mayonnaise or vinaigrette with chilli sauce, chopped gherkins, etc.
n a sauce for salad, such as oil and vinegar or mayonnaise
Thousand Island dressing
n a salad dressing made from mayonnaise with ketchup, chopped gherkins, etc.
(probably from the Thousand Islands)
1 a surface application of manure or fertilizer to land
2 a thin layer of loose gravel that covers the top of a road surface
n the decoration of wells with flowers, etc.: a traditional annual ceremony of great antiquity in some parts of Britain, originally associated with the cult of water deities
1 the ornamentation of shop windows, designed to attract customers
2 the pleasant, showy, or false aspect of an idea, policy, etc., which is stressed to conceal the real or unpleasant nature; façade