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Powder meaning

powder - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. apply powder to; " She powdered her nose"; " The King wears a powdered wig"
  2. 2. The fine particles to which any dry substance is reduced by pounding, grinding, or triturating, or into which it falls by decay; dust.
  3. 3. An explosive mixture used in gunnery, blasting, etc.; gunpowder. See Gunpowder.
  4. 4. To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder; to comminute; to pulverize; to triturate.
  5. 5. To sprinkle with powder, or as with powder; to be sprinkle; as, to powder the hair.
  6. 6. To sprinkle with salt; to corn, as meat.
  7. 7. To be reduced to powder; to become like powder; as, some salts powder easily.
  8. 8. To use powder on the hair or skin; as, she paints and powders.
  9. 9. Anything in small particles; gunpowder.
  10. 10. To sprinkle with powder; reduce to powder.

powder - examples of usage

  1. You are the young Englishman that brought us the powder. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  2. He and his ship brought powder for Colonel Guerra and the army. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. Oh, I wish all that powder and shot had been thrown overboard!" - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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