Definition of Powder

1. Noun. A solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized.

Exact synonyms: Pulverisation, Pulverization
Generic synonyms: Solid
Derivative terms: Powderize, Powdery, Pulverise, Pulverize



2. Verb. Make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust. "Pulverize the grains"
Exact synonyms: Powderise, Powderize, Pulverise, Pulverize
Related verbs: Powderise, Powderize, Pulverise, Pulverize
Generic synonyms: Disintegrate
Derivative terms: Pulverisation, Pulverization

3. Noun. A mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks.
Exact synonyms: Gunpowder
Generic synonyms: Explosive

4. Verb. Apply powder to. "The King wears a powdered wig"
Generic synonyms: Make Up
Specialized synonyms: Talc
Derivative terms: Powderer

5. Noun. Any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder.

Definition of Powder

1. n. The fine particles to which any dry substance is reduced by pounding, grinding, or triturating, or into which it falls by decay; dust.

2. v. t. To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder; to comminute; to pulverize; to triturate.

3. v. i. To be reduced to powder; to become like powder; as, some salts powder easily.

Definition of Powder

1. Noun. The fine particles to which any dry substance is reduced by pounding, grinding, or triturating, or into which it falls by decay; dust. ¹

2. Noun. An explosive mixture used in gunnery, blasting, etc.; gunpowder. ¹

3. Noun. (informal) Light, dry, fluffy snow. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To reduce to fine particles. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To sprinkle with powder, or as with powder. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To be reduced to powder; to become like powder. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To use powder on the hair or skin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Powder

1. to reduce to powder (matter in a finely divided state) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Powder

poverties
poverty
poverty-stricken
poverty level
poverty line
poverty lines
poverty trap
povidone
povidones
povondraite
povvo
povvos
powan
powans
powder (current term)
powder-post termite
powder-posted
powder-puff
powder and shot
powder blue
powder blues
powder cap
powder caps
powder compact
powder flask
powder horn
powder hoy
powder keg
powder kegs

Literary usage of Powder

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Accordingly it would appear that TT 1 «\ should increase with the powder charge; or, more strictly, with the powder charge per unit of chamber-volume. ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The charcoal is ground, and the powder sifted on a rotating reel or cylinder of fine mesh copper-wire gauze. The sifted powder is again stored for some time ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Cordite is an elastic rubber-like mass with a light to dark brown color. Other nitroglycerin- cellulose nitrate powders are amberite. Maxim's powder ..."

4. The Analyst (1879)
"Mr. Cockerell then drew attention to the directions for using the powder—one teaspoonful to a pound of flour, and which especially recommended it to ..."

5. American Journal of Education (1862)
"EFFECTS OF powder. Ideas on the origin of powder and its use in ... General conditions which powder ought to satisfy; action of each of its component parts. ..."

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