1. Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire.
7. Castigation; scolding; often with down. 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 toilet. Dressing table, a table at which a person may dress, and on which articles for the toilet stand. Top-dressing, manure or compost spread over land and not worked into the soil. Making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure.