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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

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

I like to cook simple things, like vegetable egg-white omelets; roast chicken; sauteed chicken breast with curry powder; and Greek salad. Just things that are fresh and healthy and fast and easy, because I have such a crazy schedule.
Sasha Cohen

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

At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin

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