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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

Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry.
Oliver Cromwell

I don't like my hockey sticks touching other sticks, and I don't like them crossing one another, and I kind of have them hidden in the corner. I put baby powder on the ends. I think it's essentially a matter of taking care of what takes care of you.
Wayne Gretzky

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

As a girl, I used to zip myself into a snowsuit, fall into the deepest snowdrift I could find and sweep my arms and legs into the powder, making snow angels that would crumble within minutes of their genesis. Despite their rapid disappearance, something about these frozen, evanescent angels has stayed with me ever since.
Danielle Trussoni

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
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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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