Definition of Gravy

1. Noun. A sauce made by adding stock, flour, or other ingredients to the juice and fat that drips from cooking meats.

Generic synonyms: Sauce



2. Noun. The seasoned but not thickened juices that drip from cooking meats; often a little water is added.
Exact synonyms: Pan Gravy
Generic synonyms: Juice

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Definition of Gravy

1. n. The juice or other liquid matter that drips from flesh in cooking, made into a dressing for the food when served up.

Definition of Gravy

1. Noun. A thick sauce made from the fat or juices that come out from meat or vegetables as they are being cooked. ¹

2. Noun. A type of gravy. ¹

3. Noun. (''among Italian-Americans'') Sauce used for pasta. ¹

4. Noun. Unearned gain. ¹

5. Noun. Extra benefit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gravy

1. a sauce of the fat and juices from cooked meat [n -VIES]

Medical Definition of Gravy

1. Origin: OE. Greavie; prob. Fr. Greaves, graves, the sediment of melted tallow. See Greaves. 1. The juice or other liquid matter that drips from flesh in cooking, made into a dressing for the food when served up. 2. Liquid dressing for meat, fish, vegetables, etc. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gravy

gravity perception
gravity slingshot
gravity wave
gravity wind
gravityless
gravlaks
gravlax
gravlaxes
gravo-
gravo-acute accent
gravogyro
gravothermal
gravs
gravure
gravures
gravy (current term)
gravy-eyed
gravy boat
gravy boats
gravy holder
gravy train
gravy trains
gravyless
gravylike
grawlix
grawlixes
gray-collar
gray-haired
gray-headed
gray-leaf pine

Literary usage of Gravy

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1. A New System of Domestic Cookery: Formed Upon Principles of Economy and by Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell (1824)
"Pound some mace fine, and boil with two spoonsful of water, and add to the gravy. If cream is to be put to it, do not add the salt until the gravy comes off ..."

2. Proceedings of the ... Annual Congress of Correction of the American by American Correctional Association (1900)
"An ordinary breakfast consists of boiled rice with sugar (or rolled oats with syrup), bread, beef. gravy and coffee, and during the above period hash made ..."

3. A New System of Domestic Cookery: Formed Upon Principles of Economy, and by Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell (1840)
"An ox kidney, or milt, makes good gravy, cut all to pieces, and prepared as other meat ; and so will the shank end of mutton that has been dressed, ..."

4. The Improved Housewife: Or Book of Receipts, with Engravings for Marketing by A. L. Webster (1855)
"Always use sweet butter; if at all hurt, the butter is more than lost: it spoils the gravy, and every thing it is intended to season. ..."

5. The Boston Cooking-school Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer (1896)
"gravy. Pour off liquid in pan in which turkey has been roasted. ... Chestnut gravy. To two cups thin Turkey gravy add three-fourths cup ..."

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