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Definition of Powder


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

Powder Quotations

The biggest challenge of being a pastry chef is that, unlike other types of chefs, you can't throw things together at a farmer's market. When you're working with baking powder and a formula, you have to be exact. If not, things can go wrong.
Carla Hall

I've always disliked kamikazes, that is, people who commit suicide in order to kill others. Starting with the Japanese ones from World War II. I never considered them Pietro Miccas who torch the powder and go up with the citadel in order to block the arrival of the enemy troops at Torino. I never considered them soldiers.
Oriana Fallaci

The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.
Thomas Carlyle

Imagine a country that flies into space, launches Sputniks, creates such a defense system, and it can't resolve the problem of women's pantyhose. There's no toothpaste, no soap powder, not the basic necessities of life. It was incredible and humiliating to work in such a government.
Mikhail Gorbachev

When I got to France I realized I didn't know very much about food at all. I'd never had a real cake. I'd had those cakes from cake mixes or the ones that have a lot of baking powder in them. A really good French cake doesn't have anything like that in it - it's all egg power.
Julia Child
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Powder Translations

powder in Afrikaans is poeier
powder in Dutch is bepoederen, poederen
powder in French is poudre
powder in German is Pulver, Puder, Puder, Pulver
powder in Italian is cipria
powder in Norwegian is pudder, pulver
powder in Spanish is polvos
powder in Swedish is krut, pulver, puder, pudra
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