Definition of Powder. Meaning of Powder. Synonyms of Powder

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Definition of Powder

Powder
Powder Pow"der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Powdered; p. pr. & vb. n. Powdering.] [F. poudrer.] 1. To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder; to comminute; to pulverize; to triturate. 2. To sprinkle with powder, or as with powder; to be sprinkle; as, to powder the hair. A circling zone thou seest Powdered with stars. --Milton. 3. To sprinkle with salt; to corn, as meat. [Obs.]
Powder
Powder Pow"der, n. [OE. poudre, pouldre, F. poudre, OF. also poldre, puldre, L. pulvis, pulveris: cf. pollen fine flour, mill dust, E. pollen. Cf. Polverine, Pulverize.] 1. The fine particles to which any dry substance is reduced by pounding, grinding, or triturating, or into which it falls by decay; dust. Grind their bones to powder small. --Shak. 2. An explosive mixture used in gunnery, blasting, etc.; gunpowder. See Gunpowder. Atlas powder, Baking powder, etc. See under Atlas, Baking, etc. Powder down (Zo["o]l.), the peculiar dust, or exfoliation, of powder-down feathers. Powder-down feather (Zo["o]l.), one of a peculiar kind of modified feathers which sometimes form patches on certain parts of some birds. They have a greasy texture and a scaly exfoliation. Powder-down patch (Zo["o]l.), a tuft or patch of powder-down feathers. Powder hose, a tube of strong linen, about an inch in diameter, filled with powder and used in firing mines. --Farrow. Powder hoy (Naut.), a vessel specially fitted to carry powder for the supply of war ships. They are usually painted red and carry a red flag. Powder magazine, or Powder room. See Magazine, 2. Powder mine, a mine exploded by gunpowder. See Mine. Powder monkey (Naut.), a boy formerly employed on war vessels to carry powder; a powder boy. Powder post. See Dry rot, under Dry. Powder puff. See Puff, n.
Powder
Powder Pow"der, v. i. 1. To be reduced to powder; to become like powder; as, some salts powder easily. 2. To use powder on the hair or skin; as, she paints and powders.

Meaning of Powder from wikipedia

- A powder is a dry, bulk solid composed of many very fine particles that may flow freely when shaken or tilted. Powders are a special sub-cl**** of granular...
- Gunpowder, also known as black powder to distinguish it from modern smokeless powder, is the earliest known chemical explosive. It consists of a mixture...
- Baking powder is a dry chemical leavening agent, a mixture of a carbonate or bicarbonate and a weak acid. The base and acid are prevented from reacting...
- Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. Unlike conventional liquid paint which is delivered via an evaporating...
- Chemical colors are a modern variation. Other materials include red brick powder and even flowers and petals, as in the case of flower rangolis. From Sanskrit...
- orange-yellow powder commonly used as a coloring and flavoring agent in many Asian cuisines, especially for curries, as well as for dyeing. Turmeric powder has...
- Five-****e powder (Chinese: 五香粉; pinyin: wǔxiāng fěn) is a ****e mixture of five or more ****es used predominantly in almost all branches of Chinese cuisines...
- Smokeless powder is the name given to a number of propellants used in firearms and artillery that produce negligible smoke when fired, unlike the gunpowder...
- Curry powder is a ****e mix originating from the Indian subcontinent. ****e blends were found to be in use almost 4000 years ago, with key ingredients...
- powdered form, often in combination with corn starch, is widely used as baby powder. This mineral is used as a thickening agent and lubricant, is an ingredient...
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