Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
       

pow·der

powder

 
 
pronunciation:
paU dr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
take a powder
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mass of fine, loose particles derived from a solid material that has been ground, crushed, or the like.
This foot powder is made of crushed talc.
 
definition 2: a created substance that has the appearance and texture of a ground or crushed powder but is not derived from a solid material.
Add a teaspoon of baking powder to the dry ingredients.Gun powder was invented in China.
definition 3: a cosmetic made of pressed powder and a coloring agent that is used on the face to reduce shine and cover blemishes or other undesired items.
definition 4: very fine, light, dry snow.
definition 5: (outdated) a drug in the form of a powder, meant to be dissolved in liquid and taken by mouth.
She took a sleeping powder and went to bed.
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
phrase: take a powder
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: powders, powdering, powdered
definition 1: to dust or sprinkle with or as if with powder.
She powdered her face.
similar words:
sprinkle
definition 2: to pulverize or grind into a powder.
similar words:
pulverize
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to apply powder as a cosmetic.
definition 2: to become a powder; be pulverized.
similar words:
pulverize
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivation: powderer (n.)