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rec·i·pe

 (rĕs′ə-pē′)
n.
1. A set of directions with a list of ingredients for making or preparing something, especially food.
2. A formula for or means to a desired end: a recipe for success.
3. A medical prescription.

[Latin, sing. imperative of recipere, to take, receive; see receive.]

recipe

(ˈrɛsɪpɪ)
n
1. (Cookery) a list of ingredients and directions for making something, esp a food preparation
2. (Medicine) med (formerly) a medical prescription
3. a method for achieving some desired objective: a recipe for success.
[C14: from Latin, literally: take (it)! from recipere to take, receive]

rec•i•pe

(ˈrɛs ə pi)

n., pl. -pes.
1. a set of instructions for making or preparing something, esp. a food dish.
2. a medical prescription.
3. a method to attain a desired end: a recipe for a happy marriage.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: take, imperative singular of recipere to receive]

recipe

  • German chocolate - Refers to Baker's German Sweet Chocolate, German being an employee of Baker who developed the sweet chocolate in the recipe.
  • receipt - Its first meaning was "a drug made according to a recipe" or a "recipe" for making food.
  • recipe - As a verb, it was once used at the beginning of medical prescriptions and it first (in Latin) meant "take"—we are familiar with its use by physicians in the abbreviation R or Rx.
  • tollhouse cookie - Named after the Toll House in Whitman, Massachusetts, the source of the recipe.

receipt

recipe
1. 'receipt'

A receipt /rɪ'siːt/ is a piece of paper that confirms that money or goods have been received.

We've got receipts for each thing we've bought.
2. 'recipe'

Don't use 'receipt' to refer to a set of instructions telling you how to cook something. The word you use is recipe /'resəpi/.

This is an old Polish recipe for beetroot soup.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recipe - directions for making somethingrecipe - directions for making something  
instruction, direction - a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"

recipe

noun directions, instructions, ingredients, receipt (obsolete) I can give you the recipe for these biscuits
a recipe for something method, formula, prescription, process, programme, technique, procedure, modus operandi Large-scale inflation is a recipe for disaster.
Quotations
"All recipes are built on the belief that somewhere at the beginning of the chain there is a cook who does not use them" [John Thorne `Cuisine Mécanique']
Translations
recept
opskrift
retsept
ruokaresepti
recept
recept
uppskrift
レシピ調理手順調理法
요리법
recept
recept
ตำรากับข้าว
tarifyemek tarifi
công thức nấu ăn

recipe

[ˈresɪpɪ]
A. Nreceta f (de cocina)
a recipe for (also fig) → una receta para
it's a recipe for disasteres una forma segura de buscarse problemas
B. CPD recipe book Nlibro m de cocina, recetario m

recipe

[ˈrɛsɪpi]
n
(COOKERY)recette f
a recipe for pumpkin soup → une recette de soupe au potiron
(fig) it's a recipe for disaster → c'est la catastrophe assurée
recipe for success → recette du succès
If there is any recipe for success, I would say it's hard work
BUT S'il existe un ingrédient magique pour réussir, je dirais que c'est le travail.
to be a recipe for success → être le succès assuré
modif
recipe card → fiche-recette f
recipe ideas → des idées de recettes recipe bookrecipe book nlivre m de recettes

recipe

nRezept nt; (fig also)Geheimnis nt; that’s a recipe for disasterdas führt mit Sicherheit in die Katastrophe; a recipe for successein Erfolgsrezept nt

recipe

[ˈrɛsɪpɪ] n (also) (fig) → ricetta

recipe

(ˈresəpi) noun
a set of instructions on how to prepare and cook something. a recipe for curry; (also adjective) a recipe book.

recipe

وَصْفَةٌ لِتَحْضِيرِ طَعَام recept opskrift Rezept συνταγή receta ruokaresepti recette recept ricetta 調理法 요리법 recept oppskrift przepis receita рецепт recept ตำรากับข้าว tarif công thức nấu ăn 烹饪法

rec·i·pe

n. receta, prescripción.
References in classic literature ?
I know not Lethe nor Nepenthe," remarked he; "but I have learned many new secrets in the wilderness, and here is one of them -- a recipe that an Indian taught me, in requital of some lessons of my own, that were as old as Paracelsus.
Miss Ophelia tried the recipe, and Topsy invariably made a terrible commotion, screaming, groaning and imploring, though half an hour afterwards, when roosted on some projection of the balcony, and surrounded by a flock of admiring "young uns," she would express the utmost contempt of the whole affair.
But indeed, at that time, putting to death was a recipe much in vogue with all trades and professions, and not least of all with Tellson's.
Your mother will add to them a recipe for a certain balsam, which she had from a Bohemian and which has the miraculous virtue of curing all wounds that do not reach the heart.
Yes," said Monte Cristo; "but, unfortunately, a recipe excellent for a man like myself would be very dangerous applied to an army, which might not awake when it was needed.
was Bruno's invariable recipe in cases of doubt and difficulty.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
Ah, your worship knows the recipe," cried the old lady, cackling aloud.
Use brings him no relief, and there is no cure for him except time; though I once came across a delicious recipe for overcoming the misfortune.
The one grand recipe remains for you--the profound philosophical prescription--the be-all and the end-all of your strange existence upon earth.
I'm working out a magic recipe to fuddle men's brains, so they'll never make an airship that will go where they want it to go," the Wizard confided to her.
Occasionally she would draw near the candle and read from a yellow paper the recipe of the mess she was concocting.