1. [syn: dressing gown, robe-de-chambre, lounging robe]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dressing \Dress"ing\, n.
1. Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or
attire. --B. Jonson.
2. (Surg.) An application (a remedy, bandage, etc.) to cover
a sore or wound. --Wiseman.
3. Manure or compost over land. When it remains on the
surface, it is called a top-dressing.
(a) A preparation, such as a sauce, to flavor food for
eating; 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.]
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
Top-dressing, manure or compost spread over land and not
worked into the soil.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a robe worn before dressing or while lounging [syn:
dressing gown, robe-de-chambre, lounging robe]