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bis·cuit

 (bĭs′kĭt)
n. pl. bis·cuits
1. A small cake of shortened bread leavened with baking powder or soda.
2. Chiefly British
a. A thin, crisp cracker.
b. A cookie.
3. A thin, often oblong, waferlike piece of wood, glued into slots to connect larger pieces of wood in a joint.
4. A pale brown.
5. pl. biscuit Clay that has been fired once but not glazed. Also called bisque2.

[Middle English bisquit, from Old French biscuit, from Medieval Latin bis coctus : Latin bis, twice; see dwo- in Indo-European roots + Latin coctus, past participle of coquere, to cook; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]

biscuit

(ˈbɪskɪt)
n
1. (Cookery) Brit a small flat dry sweet or plain cake of many varieties, baked from a dough. US and Canadian word: cookie
2. (Cookery) US and Canadian a kind of small roll similar to a muffin
3. (Colours)
a. a pale brown or yellowish-grey colour
b. (as adjective): biscuit gloves.
4. (Ceramics) Also called: bisque earthenware or porcelain that has been fired but not glazed
5. take the biscuit slang to be regarded (by the speaker) as the most surprising thing that could have occurred
[C14: from Old French, from (pain) bescuit twice-cooked (bread), from bes bis + cuire to cook, from Latin coquere]

bis•cuit

(ˈbɪs kɪt)

n.
1. a small, soft, raised bread, usu. leavened with baking powder or soda.
2. Chiefly Brit.
a. a cracker.
b. a cookie.
3. a pale brown color.
4. Also called bisque. unglazed earthenware or porcelain after firing.
[1300–50; Middle English bysquyte < Middle French biscuit, literally, twice cooked]
bis′cuit•like`, adj.

biscuit

cookie
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biscuit - small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda
quick bread - breads made with a leavening agent that permits immediate baking
rolled biscuit - biscuit made from dough rolled and cut
drop biscuit - biscuit made from dough with enough milk that it can be dropped from a spoon
baking-powder biscuit - leavened with baking powder
buttermilk biscuit, soda biscuit - very tender biscuit partially leavened with buttermilk and soda
hardtack, pilot biscuit, pilot bread, sea biscuit, ship biscuit - very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple
2.biscuit - any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)biscuit - any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
cake - baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat
tea biscuit, teacake - flat semisweet cookie or biscuit usually served with tea
dog biscuit - a hard biscuit for dogs
butter cookie - cookie containing much butter
spice cookie - cookie flavored with spices
almond cookie, almond crescent - very rich cookie containing ground almonds; usually crescent-shaped
brownie - square or bar of very rich chocolate cake usually with nuts
ginger nut, ginger snap, gingersnap, snap - a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger
macaroon - chewy cookie usually containing almond paste
kiss - a cookie made of egg whites and sugar
ladyfinger - small finger-shaped sponge cake
anise cookie - cookie made without butter and flavored with anise seed
molasses cookie - very spicy cookies sweetened partially with molasses
oreo, oreo cookie - chocolate cookie with white cream filling
raisin-nut cookie - cookie filled with a paste of raisins and nuts
refrigerator cookie - dough formed into a roll and chilled in the refrigerator then sliced and baked
raisin cookie - cookie containing raisins
fruit bar - cookies containing chopped fruits either mixed in the dough or spread between layers of dough then baked and cut in bars
sugar cookie - cookies sprinkled with granulated sugar
oatmeal cookie - cookies containing rolled oats
chocolate chip cookie, Toll House cookie - cookies containing chocolate chips
fortune cookie - thin folded wafer containing a maxim on a slip of paper
gingerbread man - gingerbread cut in the shape of a person
wafer - a small thin crisp cake or cookie
granola bar - cookie bar made of granola
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

biscuit

noun

Biscuits

abernethy, bannock (Scot.), Bath Oliver, bourbon, brandy snap, captain's biscuit, caramel wafer, chocolate digestive, cookie (chiefly U.S. & Canad.), cracker, cracknel, cream cracker, crispbread, digestive, Empire biscuit, fairing, farl, flapjack, Florentine, garibaldi, gingerbread man, ginger nut or ginger snap, graham cracker (U.S.), hardtack, ship's biscuit, pilot biscuit, or sea biscuit, Jaffa cake (trademark), langue de chat, lebkuchen, love letter, macaroon, matzo, oatcake, petit four, pretzel, ratafia, rich tea, rusk, shortbread, shortcake, soda biscuit, sweetmeal biscuit or digestive, Tararua biscuit (N.Z.), tea biscuit, wafer, water biscuit
Translations
بَسْكوتبَسْكَوِيتخُبْزات شَطائِر
sušenkavdoleksuchar
kikssconesmåkagebolle
keksi
keks
keksz
mjúkt matarbrauîòurrkaka; sandkakasmákaka, kex; tvíbaka
ビスケット
비스킷
bandelėbiskvitinis pyragaitissausainis
biskvīta kūciņabiskvīts, sauss cepumsbulciņamaizīte
biskvitsuchár
piškot
kex
ขนมปังกรอบ
bánh quy

biscuit

[ˈbɪskɪt]
A. N (Brit) → galleta f (US) → magdalena f
that takes the biscuit!¡eso es el colmo!
B. CPD biscuit barrel Ngalletero m

biscuit

[ˈbɪskɪt] n
(British)biscuit m
to take the biscuit (British) [action] → être le bouquet
(US)petit pain m au laitbiscuit tin n (British)boîte f à biscuits

biscuit

n
(Brit) → Keks m; (= dog biscuit)Hundekuchen m; that takes/you take the biscuit! (Brit inf) → das übertrifft alles or (negatively) → schlägt dem Fass den Boden aus
(US) → Brötchen nt
(= porcelain: also biscuit-ware) → Biskuitporzellan nt
(= colour)Beige nt
adj (colour) → beige

biscuit

[ˈbɪskɪt] n (Brit) → biscotto (Am) → panino al latte
to take the biscuit (fam) → essere assolutamente incredibile

biscuit

(ˈbiskit) noun
1. (American ˈcookie) a crisp, sweet piece of dough baked in small flat cakes.
2. a similar savoury flat cake.
3. (American) a small soft round cake.

biscuit

بَسْكَوِيت sušenka kiks Keks μπισκότο galleta keksi biscuit keks biscotto ビスケット 비스킷 biscuit kjeks herbatnik bolacha печенье kex ขนมปังกรอบ bisküvi bánh quy 饼干
References in classic literature ?
Beth clapped her hands, regardless of the biscuit she held, and Jo tossed up her napkin, crying, "A letter
You've no prejudice against hot biscuit for supper?
The coffee and the biscuit accompanying it proved very acceptable to Edna, who had declined refreshment at Madame Lebrun's and was now beginning to feel hungry.
They were wandering all abroad, on precisely such a pilgrimage as a child often meditates, to the world's end, with perhaps a sixpence and a biscuit in his pocket.
First he takes about a double handful of shavings out of his grego pocket, and places them carefully before the idol; then laying a bit of ship biscuit on top and applying the flame from the lamp, he kindled the shavings into a sacrificial blaze.
Why, it seems as if I could toss a biscuit into the lake from here, it's so close by.
I told him to eat it with his biscuit, and own nothing; and we passed the word around, "~Own nothing;~" and "~Own nothing
This he did; and when the wine came, he made me have a little, with a biscuit, and, before I drank it, stand up and say, 'Confusion to Brooks of Sheffield
Wemmick had put all the biscuit into the post, and had paid me my money from a cash-box in a safe, the key of which safe he kept somewhere down his back and produced from his coat-collar like an iron pigtail, we went up-stairs.
If you had the pluck of a weevil in a biscuit you would catch them still.
neither could I possibly have preserved them in so long a voyage, if the captain had not allowed me some of his best biscuit, which, rubbed to powder, and mingled with water, was their constant food.
The shop was crammed with customers, and there were crowds of mice upon the biscuit canisters.