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Definitions of powder

  1. To make or become powder; put powder upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To reduce to, or sprinkle with, a dustlike substance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To reduce to powder: to sprinkle with powder: to salt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. To sprinkle with powder; reduce to powder. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To be reduced to very small particles; to use a face preparation called powder. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To crumble into powder. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. apply powder to; "She powdered her nose"; "The King wears a powdered wig" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. The fine particles to which any dry substance is reduced by pounding, grinding, or triturating, or into which it falls by decay; dust. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. An explosive mixture used in gunnery, blasting, etc.; gunpowder. See Gunpowder. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder; to comminute; to pulverize; to triturate. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To sprinkle with powder, or as with powder; to be sprinkle; as, to powder the hair. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To sprinkle with salt; to corn, as meat. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To be reduced to powder; to become like powder; as, some salts powder easily. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To use powder on the hair or skin; as, she paints and powders. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To reduce to fine or small particles; to sprinkle with powder. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a powder Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. Any dry substance in fine particles; dust; an explosive mixture reduced to fine particles, called gunpowder; a fine, dustlike toilet preparation; a finely-ground medicinal substance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Dust: any substance in fine particles: gunpowder: hair-powder. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Anything in small particles; gunpowder. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. A collection of minute particles; especially, gunpowder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Any dry substance composed of minute particles; gunpowder; hair-powder. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. Powdery. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for powder

  1. So with the powder in a gun. – The Mechanism of Life by Stéphane Leduc
  2. Several pounds of powder may be purchased for a sum acquired by a few days' labour: yet when this is employed for the purpose alluded to, effects are frequently produced which could not, even with the best tools, be accomplished by other means in less than many months. – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage
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