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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-class of granular...
- Gunpowder, also commonly known as black powder to distinguish it from modern smokeless powder, is the earliest known chemical explosive. It consists of...
- 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...
- Smokeless powder is a type of propellant used in firearms and artillery that produces less smoke and less fouling when fired compared to black powder. Because...
- 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...
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- Powder Springs is a city in Cobb County, Georgia, United States. The po****tion was 13,940 at the 2010 census, with an estimated po****tion for 2019 of...
- Curry powder is a ****e mix originating from India, adapted from but not to be confused with the native ****e mix of garam masala. As commercially available...
- Malted milk or malt powder is a powder made from a mixture of malted barley, wheat flour, and evaporated whole milk powder. The powder is used to add its...
- Look up Powder River in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Powder River may refer to: Powder River (Wyoming and Montana), in Wyoming and Montana in the United...