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pow·der

 (pou′dər)
n.
1. A substance consisting of ground, pulverized, or otherwise finely dispersed solid particles.
2. Any of various preparations in the form of powder, as certain cosmetics and medicines.
3. A dry explosive mixture, such as gunpowder.
4. Light dry snow.
tr.v. pow·dered, pow·der·ing, pow·ders
1. To turn into or produce as a powder: tea that is powdered.
2. To put powder on: powdered the cake with sugar.
3. To strew or ornament with small objects or flecks: The stars powdered the sky.
Idioms:
keep (one's) powder dry
To be ready for a challenge with little warning.
take a powder
To make a quick departure; run away.

[Middle English poudre, from Old French, from Latin pulvis, pulver-.]

pow′der·er n.

powder

(ˈpaʊdə)
n
1. a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles
2. (Chemistry) any of various preparations in this form, such as gunpowder, face powder, or soap powder
3. (Skiing) fresh loose snow, esp when considered as skiing terrain
4. take a powder slang US and Canadian to run away or disappear
vb
5. to turn into powder; pulverize
6. (tr) to cover or sprinkle with or as if with powder
[C13: from Old French poldre, from Latin pulvis dust]
ˈpowderer n
ˈpowdery adj

pow•der1

(ˈpaʊ dər)

n.
1. matter reduced to fine, loose particles by crushing, grinding, disintegration, etc.
2. a preparation in this form, as gunpowder or face powder.
3. loose, usu. fresh snow that is not granular, wet, or packed.
v.t.
4. to reduce to powder; pulverize.
5. to sprinkle or cover with or as if with powder: A light snowfall powdered the ground.
6. to apply powder to (the face, skin, etc.) as a cosmetic.
v.i.
7. to become pulverized.
8. to use powder as a cosmetic.
[1250–1300; (n.) Middle English poudre < Old French < Latin pulverem, acc. of pulvis dust; (v.) Middle English poudren < Old French poudrer, derivative of poudre]
pow′der•er, n.

pow•der2

(ˈpaʊ dər)
n.
Obs. a sudden, frantic, or impulsive rush.
Idioms:
take a powder, Slang. to leave hurriedly, esp. without permission; run away.
[1625–35; orig. uncertain]

powder

  • elixir - Derives from Arabic al-'iksir, "the powder for drying wounds."
  • kohl - A powder used to darken the eyes, it is from ancient Arabic and Egyptian times.
  • loaded for bear - Dating from the mid-1800s, it alludes to the heavy charge of powder or lead that hunters use for large animals, such as bears.
  • take a powder - Comes from "take a runout powder," with powder meaning "impetus, rush; impetuosity."

powder


Past participle: powdered
Gerund: powdering

Imperative
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Present
I powder
you powder
he/she/it powders
we powder
you powder
they powder
Preterite
I powdered
you powdered
he/she/it powdered
we powdered
you powdered
they powdered
Present Continuous
I am powdering
you are powdering
he/she/it is powdering
we are powdering
you are powdering
they are powdering
Present Perfect
I have powdered
you have powdered
he/she/it has powdered
we have powdered
you have powdered
they have powdered
Past Continuous
I was powdering
you were powdering
he/she/it was powdering
we were powdering
you were powdering
they were powdering
Past Perfect
I had powdered
you had powdered
he/she/it had powdered
we had powdered
you had powdered
they had powdered
Future
I will powder
you will powder
he/she/it will powder
we will powder
you will powder
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Future Perfect
I will have powdered
you will have powdered
he/she/it will have powdered
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you will have powdered
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Future Continuous
I will be powdering
you will be powdering
he/she/it will be powdering
we will be powdering
you will be powdering
they will be powdering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been powdering
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we have been powdering
you have been powdering
they have been powdering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been powdering
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we will have been powdering
you will have been powdering
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been powdering
you had been powdering
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we had been powdering
you had been powdering
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Conditional
I would powder
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Past Conditional
I would have powdered
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.powder - a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particlespowder - a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
solid - matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
2.powder - a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworkspowder - a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks
explosive - a chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
3.powder - any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder
araroba, chrysarobin, Goa powder - a bitter yellow powder used to treat skin diseases
aspirin powder, headache powder - a powdered form of aspirin
baby powder - powder used to prevent a baby's diaper from chafing
Dover's powder - a medicinal powder made essentially of ipecac and opium; formerly used to relieve pain and induce perspiration
face powder - cosmetic powder for the face
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
bath powder, dusting powder, toilet powder - a fine powder for spreading on the body (as after bathing)
toilet articles, toiletry - artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)
Verb1.powder - make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust; "pulverize the grains"
powderise, powderize, pulverise, pulverize - become powder or dust; "When it was blown up, the building powderized"
disintegrate - break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity; "The material disintegrated"; "the group disintegrated after the leader died"
2.powder - apply powder to; "She powdered her nose"; "The King wears a powdered wig"
make up - apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier; "She makes herself up every morning"
talc - apply talcum powder to (one's body)

powder

noun
1. dust, pounce (rare), talc, fine grains, loose particles a fine white powder
verb
1. dust, cover, scatter, sprinkle, strew, dredge Powder the puddings with icing sugar.
2. grind, crush, pound, pestle, pulverize, granulate Mix all the powdered ingredients together.

powder

verb
1. To break up into tiny particles:
2. To scatter or release in drops or small particles:
Translations
تَضَع المَسْحوق، تَتَبَرَّجمَسْحوقمَسْحُوقمَسْحوق البارودمَسْحوق الزّينَه، بودره
prášekpudrpudrovatprach
krudtpudderpudrepulver
jauhepulveripuuteroidaruutisirotella
barutprahprašinapuderpuščani prah
bepúderozlõporpor
andlitspúîurduftpúîrapúîur
가루
birusmilteliaimilteliųmoterų tualetaspapudruoti
nopūderētpūderētpūderispulveris
prášokpudrovať
prahpudrati
puderpulver
ผง
tozbarutpudrapudralamak
bột

powder

[ˈpaʊdəʳ]
A. Npolvo m; (= face powder, talcum powder) → polvos mpl; (= gun powder) → pólvora f
a fine white powderun polvillo blanco
to grind sth to (a) powderreducir algo a polvo
to keep one's powder dryno gastar la pólvora en salvas, reservarse para mejor ocasión
B. VT
1. (= reduce to powder) → pulverizar, reducir a polvo
2. (= dust) (with face powder, talcum powder) → empolvar (Culin) (with flour, icing sugar) → espolvorear (with de) to powder one's nose (lit) → empolvarse la nariz (euph) → ir al baño
the ground was powdered with snowel terreno estaba salpicado de nieve
C. VIpulverizarse, hacerse polvo
D. CPD powder blue Nazul m pálido
powder compact Npolvera f
powder horn Nchifle m, cuerno m de pólvora
powder keg Nbarril m de pólvora
the country is a powder kegel país es un polvorín
powder magazine Nsantabárbara f
powder puff Nborla f
powder room Ntocador m, aseos mpl (de señora)
"powder room"señoras

powder

[ˈpaʊdər]
n
(gen)poudre f
a teaspoon of cocoa powder → une cuillerée à café de cacao en poudre
to turn to powder → se transformer en poudre
(also face powder) → poudre f powder blush, powder blusher
(also powder snow) → poudreuse f
vt [+ face, body] → se poudrer
to powder one's face → se poudrer le visage
to powder one's nose (euphemism)se refaire une beautépowder blue
nbleu m pastel inv
adjbleu pastel invpowder blush npoudre f de rizpowder blusher npoudre f de rizpowder compact npoudrier m

powder

nPulver nt; (= face, talcum powder etc)Puder m; (= dust)Staub m; to grind something to (a) powderetw pulverig or zu Pulver mahlen; to reduce something to (a) powderetw zu Pulver machen
vt
milkpulverisieren; sugarstoßen; chalkzermahlen
(= apply powder to) face, body, oneselfpudern; to powder one’s nose (lit)sich (dat)die Nase pudern; (euph)kurz verschwinden (euph); the trees were powdered with snowdie Bäume waren mit Schnee überzuckert
vi (= crumble)(zu Staub) zerfallen; the cement had powdered awayder Mörtel war zu Staub zerfallen

powder

:
powder blue
adjtaubenblau
nTaubenblau nt
powder compact
nPuderdose f

powder

:
powder keg
n (lit, fig)Pulverfass nt
powder magazine
nPulvermagazin nt, → Pulverkammer f
powder monkey
n (Mil Hist) → Pulverjunge m; (= explosives man)Sprengmeister m
powder puff
nPuderquaste f
powder room
powder snow
nPulverschnee m

powder

[ˈpaʊdəʳ]
1. n (gen) → polvere f; (face powder) → cipria; (medicine) → polverina
2. vt
a. (reduce to powder) → ridurre in polvere
b. (apply powder to, face) → incipriarsi
to powder one's body → mettersi il talco
to powder one's nose → incipriarsi il naso (euph) → andare alla toilette

powder

(ˈpaudə) noun
1. any substance in the form of fine particles. soap powder; milk-powder.
2. a special kind of substance in this form, used as a cosmetic etc. face-powder; talcum powder.
3. formerly, gunpowder. powder and shot.
verb
to put powder on (one's face or body). She powdered her nose.
ˈpowdered adjective
in the form of fine particles of dust. powdered chocolate.
ˈpowdery adjective
like powder. powdery soil.
powder puff
a piece of very soft material used to apply face-powder etc.
ˈpowder room noun
a women's restroom.

powder

مَسْحُوق prášek krudt Pulver σκόνη polvo jauhe poudre puder polvere 가루 poeder pudder proszek порошок pulver ผง toz bột

pow·der

n. polvo;
a. en polvo.

powder

n polvo; dry inhalation — polvo seco para inhalación
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