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recipe

a set of instructions for making something: a recipe for muffins; a device for achieving something: a recipe for success
Not to be confused with:
receipt – the state of being received into one’s possession: receipt of goods; a written acknowledgment of payment: a receipt for the order
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree

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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Collins COBUILD English Usage © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 2004, 2011, 2012
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"
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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']
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

recipe

[ˈrɛsɪpɪ] n (also) (fig) → ricetta
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

recipe

(ˈresəpi) noun
a set of instructions on how to prepare and cook something. a recipe for curry; (also adjective) a recipe book.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

rec·i·pe

n. receta, prescripción.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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