1 a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized [syn: pulverization, pulverisation]
2 a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in
7515:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks [syn: gunpowder]
3 any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a powder
1 apply powder to; "She powdered her nose"; "The King wears a powdered wig"
2 make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust; "pulverize the grains" [syn: powderize, powderise, pulverize, pulverise]
EtymologyFrom poudre, pouldre, etyl fro poudre, poldre, puldre, etyl la pulvis. cf. pollen fine flour, mill dust, E. pollen. Cf. , .
- Rhymes: -aʊdə(r)
- The fine particles to which any dry substance is reduced by
pounding, grinding, or triturating, or into which it falls by
- Grind their bones to powder small. —Shakespeare
- An explosive mixture used in gunnery, blasting, etc.; gunpowder.
- Atlas powder, baking powder
- powder blue
- powder down
- powder-down feather
- powder-down patch
- powder hose
- powder hoy
- powder magazine, Powder room
- powder mine
- powder monkey
- powder post
- powder puff
- take a powder
- To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder; to comminute; to pulverize; to triturate.
- To sprinkle with powder, or as with powder; to be sprinkle
- to powder the hair.
- A circling zone thou seest / Powdered with stars. --Milton.
- to powder the hair.
- To be reduced to powder; to become like powder.
- Some salts powder easily.
- To use powder on the hair or skin; as,
- She paints and powders.
To sprinkle with powder
- Finnish: sirotella
To use powder on the hair or skin
Powder may refer to a number of topics, including:
- Powder (substance) material composed of very fine particles that are not cemented together
- Powder (film), a 1995 film
- Powder (band), a mid-1990s Britpop band.
- Powder (doom metal band), a Filipino doom metal band formed by composer and songwriter Nephi Malit
- Powder blue, a color
- Powder (pharmaceutical form)
- Powder, a song from the soundtrack of Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door
- Protocol for Web Description Resources (POWDER), a W3C Working Group that is specifying a protocol for publishing descriptions of (e.g. metadata about) Web resources using RDF, OWL, and HTTP
Several powdery substances are known colloquially as "powder":
powder in German: Pulver
powder in Esperanto: Polvo
powder in French: Poudre
powder in Hebrew: אבקה
powder in Dutch: Poeder
powder in Japanese: 粉
powder in Russian: Порох (значения)
powder in Simple English: Powder
powder in Yiddish: פולווער
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