Definition of Flour

1. Noun. Fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain.

Generic synonyms: Food Product, Foodstuff
Specialized synonyms: Plain Flour, Wheat Flour, Soy Flour, Soybean Flour, Soybean Meal, Semolina
Substance meronyms: Pastry, Bread, Breadstuff, Staff Of Life, Dough
Derivative terms: Floury

2. Verb. Cover with flour. "Flour fish or meat before frying it"
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Generic synonyms: Dredge

3. Verb. Convert grain into flour.
Generic synonyms: Convert

Definition of Flour

1. n. The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer part of meal separated by bolting; hence, the fine and soft powder of any substance; as, flour of emery; flour of mustard.

2. v. t. To grind and bolt; to convert into flour; as, to flour wheat.

Definition of Flour

1. Noun. Powder obtained by grinding or milling cereal grains, especially wheat, and used to bake bread, cakes, and pastry. ¹

2. Noun. Powder of other material, e.g., wood flour produced by sanding wood. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete form of flower) ¹

4. Verb. To apply flour to something; to cover with flour. ¹

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Definition of Flour

1. to cover with flour (a finely ground meal of grain) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flour

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flour beetle
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flour mill
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flour treatment agents
flour weevil

Literary usage of Flour

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1. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William B. Dana (1850)
"The defendant offered evidence tending to show that he bought of the plaintiffs early in January, 1847, a lot of flour, the same in quantity, ..."

2. The Analyst by Society of Public Analysts (Great Britain). (1880)
"In the article in question, the Grocer takes Mr. Allen to task for asserting that alum is used to improve the quality of flour, especially in bad seasons. ..."

3. Methods of Practical Hygiene by Karl Bernhard Lehmann (1893)
"Examination of flour for Soundness. ยง 332. Fresh, good flour has a pleasant characteristic odour and mild taste. Decompositions of the flour by fungi may, ..."

4. The Journal of Biological Chemistry by American Society of Biological Chemists (1917)
"COTTONSEED flour. THE NATURE OF ITS GROWTH- PROMOTING SUBSTANCES, ... These results clearly indicate that 50 per cent cottonseed flour furnishes a ..."

5. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1906)
"Another speaker meanwhile was addressing another group of eager listeners, and, carried away by his denunciation of the holders of flour, exclaimed, ..."

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