Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

cur·ry 1

 (kûr′ē, kŭr′ē)
tr.v. cur·ried, cur·ry·ing, cur·ries
1. To groom (a horse) with a currycomb.
2. To prepare (tanned hides) for use, as by soaking or coloring.
curry favor
To seek or gain favor by fawning or flattery.

[Middle English curreien, from Anglo-Norman curreier, to arrange, curry, from Vulgar Latin *conrēdāre : Latin com-, com- + Vulgar Latin *-rēdāre, to make ready (of Germanic origin; see reidh- in Indo-European roots). Curry favor, by folk etymology from Middle English currayen favel, from Old French correier fauvel, to curry a fallow-colored horse, be hypocritical (from the fallow horse as a medieval symbol of deceit).]

cur·ry 2

also cur·rie  (kûr′ē, kŭr′ē)
n. pl. cur·ries
1. A sauce or relish typically made with cumin, coriander, turmeric, and other spices.
2. A dish seasoned with curry.
3. Curry powder.
tr.v. cur·ried, cur·ry·ing, cur·ries
To season (food) with curry.

[Tamil kaṟi.]


(Cookery) cookery flavoured with curry powder during cooking
طَبخة كري مَع دَجاج
na způsob karí
i karrykrydret med karry
curryvel készített
na spôsob karí


[ˈkʌrɪd] ADJal curry


[ˈkʌrid] adj [chicken, egg, vegetables, rice] → au curry


[ˈkʌrɪd] adjal curry


(ˈkari) , ((American) ˈkə:ri) plural ˈcurries noun
(an originally Indian dish of) meat, vegetables etc cooked with spices. chicken curry.
to cook in this way. Are you going to curry this meat?
ˈcurried adjective
curried chicken.
curry powder
a selection of spices ground together and used in making a curry.
References in classic literature ?
At a few minutes after nine the maid, Edith Baxter, carried down to the stables his supper, which consisted of a dish of curried mutton.
He has not been suffi- ciently rubbed and curried, or he has not been prop- erly fed; his food was too wet or too dry; he got it too soon or too late; he was too hot or too cold; he had too much hay, and not enough of grain; or he had too much grain, and not enough of hay; instead of old Barney's attending to the horse, he had very improperly left it to his son.
No, excuse me, but I consider myself aristocratic, and people like me, who can point back in the past to three or four honorable generations of their family, of the highest degree of breeding (talent and intellect, of course that's another matter), and have never curried favor with anyone, never depended on anyone for anything, like my father and my grandfather.