porridge


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por·ridge

 (pôr′ĭj, pŏr′-)
n.
A soft food made by boiling oatmeal or another meal in water or milk.

[Alteration of pottage (influenced by obsolete porray, vegetable soup, from Middle English porreie, from Old French poree, leek soup, from por, leek, from Latin porrum).]

por′ridg·y adj.

porridge

(ˈpɒrɪdʒ)
n
1. (Cookery) a dish made from oatmeal or another cereal, cooked in water or milk to a thick consistency
2. slang a term in prison (esp in the phrase do porridge)
[C16: variant (influenced by Middle English porray pottage) of pottage]

por•ridge

(ˈpɔr ɪdʒ, ˈpɒr-)

n.
a thick cereal made esp. of oatmeal boiled in water or milk.
[1525–35; alter. of earlier poddidge, akin to pottage]

porridge

oatmeal
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal or other meal or legumes in water or milk until thickporridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal or other meal or legumes in water or milk until thick
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
rolled oats, oatmeal - meal made from rolled or ground oats
hasty pudding - sweetened porridge made of tapioca or flour or oatmeal cooked quickly in milk or water
gruel - a thin porridge (usually oatmeal or cornmeal)
burgoo, oatmeal - porridge made of rolled oats
Translations
عَصِيدَةعَصيدَه
ovesná kaše
grødhavregrød
puuro
w
zabkása
hafragrautur
ポリッジ
포리지
avižinė košė
auzu biezputrabiezputra
ovsená kaša
ovsena kaša
gröt
อาหารเช้าที่ทำจากข้าวโอ๊ตที่ใส่น้ำหรือนม
yulaf ezmesiyulaf lâpası
cháo

porridge

[ˈpɒrɪdʒ]
A. N
1. (Culin) → avena f (cocida)atole m (Mex); (baby's) → papilla f
2. to do two years' porridge (Brit) → pasar dos años a la sombra
B. CPD porridge oats NPLcopos mpl de avena

porridge

[ˈpɒrɪdʒ] nporridge m

porridge

n (esp Brit) → Porridge m, → Haferbrei m; porridge oatsHaferflocken pl

porridge

[ˈpɒrɪdʒ] nporridge m

porridge

(ˈporidʒ) noun
a food made from oatmeal boiled in water or milk.

porridge

عَصِيدَة ovesná kaše grød Haferbrei πόριτζ gachas, mazamorra puuro flocons d’avoine w porridge ポリッジ 포리지 havermoutpap grøt kasza owsiana mingau, papa овсяная каша gröt อาหารเช้าที่ทำจากข้าวโอ๊ตที่ใส่น้ำหรือนม yulaf ezmesi cháo 麦片粥
References in classic literature ?
Ravenous, and now very faint, I devoured a spoonful or two of my portion without thinking of its taste; but the first edge of hunger blunted, I perceived I had got in hand a nauseous mess; burnt porridge is almost as bad as rotten potatoes; famine itself soon sickens over it.
There was no reply to my question; and on looking round I saw only Joseph bringing in a pail of porridge for the dogs, and Mrs.
I can tell you my mother's put to it to get porridge for 'em all.
His life is a mystery to the partner of his joys and sorrows - I again allude to his wife - and if I should assure you that beyond knowing that it is passed from morning to night at the office, I now know less of it than I do of the man in the south, connected with whose mouth the thoughtless children repeat an idle tale respecting cold plum porridge, I should adopt a popular fallacy to express an actual fact.
And one while he was allays after Miss Nancy, and then it all went off again, like a smell o' hot porridge, as I may say.
She ate the curdled milk, but the porridge she would not eat, saying that she was too weary.
He's expected at noon, and no wight till he comes May profane the great chair, or the porridge of plums For the best of the cheer, and the seat by the fire, Is the undenied right of the Barefooted Friar.
There was sand in our eyes, sand in our teeth, sand in our suppers, sand dancing in the spring at the bottom of the kettle, for all the world like porridge beginning to boil.
The porridge did not taste good to him, so he trod upon his sack, and the dry skin in the sack squeaked loudly.
Piperson fetched meal from a chest and made porridge.
Then shall he taste some of his own porridge," quoth Will.
I had for breakfast more paprika, and a sort of porridge of maize flour which they said was "mamaliga", and egg-plant stuffed with forcemeat, a very excellent dish, which they call "impletata".