Flour

  • 1 Flour — (flour), n. [F. fleur de farine the flower (i.e., the best) of meal, cf. Sp. flor de la harina superfine flour, Icel. fl[ u]r flower, flour. See {Flower}.] The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer part of meal …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Flour — Flour, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Floured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flouring}.] 1. To grind and bolt; to convert into flour; as, to flour wheat. [1913 Webster] 2. To sprinkle with flour. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 flour — [flour] n. [ME (see FLOWER): a fig. use as “best, prime” in “flour of wheat,” after Fr fleur de farine, lit., flower of meal] 1. a fine, powdery substance, or meal, produced by grinding and sifting grain, esp. wheat, or any of various edible… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 flour|y — «FLOWR ee», adjective. 1. of or like flour. 2. covered or white with flour or powder …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 5 flour — ► NOUN ▪ a powder obtained by grinding grain, used to make bread, cakes, and pastry. ► VERB ▪ sprinkle with flour. ORIGIN a specific use of FLOWER(Cf. ↑flowerless) in the sense «the best part», used originally to mean «the finest quality of… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 flour — Flour, Flourir, Cerchez Fleur …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 7 Flour — For other uses, see Flour (disambiguation). A paper sack of wheat flour, with a metal measuring scoop. Flour is a powder which is made from grinding cereal grains, other seeds or roots (like Cassava). It is the main ingredient of bread, which is… …

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  • 8 flour — flourless, adj. /floweur, flow euhr/, n. 1. the finely ground meal of grain, esp. the finer meal separated by bolting. 2. the finely ground and bolted meal of wheat, as that used in baking. 3. a finely ground, powdery foodstuff, as of dehydrated… …

    Universalium

  • 9 flour — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. meal, pulp, powder, grit, bran, farina, breadstuff, gluten, starch, bleached flour, unbleached flour, wheat germ, semolina, patent flour, middlings, shorts, white flour, wheat flour, whole wheat flour, rye flour, graham flour …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 Flour — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Saint Flour. Flour est un nom propre qui peut désigner : Sommaire …

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  • 11 flour — n. 1) to mix flour with; to sift flour 2) bleached; cake; enriched; self rising (AE), self raising (BE); unbleached; white flour 3) (BE) corn flour (AE has cornstarch) * * * [ flaʊə] cake enriched to sift flour unbleached white flour self rising …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 flour — flour1 [ flaur ] noun uncount * a white or brown powder made by crushing grains. Flour is used for making bread, cakes, pasta, etc.: Add two tablespoons of flour. wholewheat flour plain/self raising flour flour flour 2 [ flaur ] verb transitive… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 flour — {{11}}flour (n.) early 13c., flur flower (see FLOWER (Cf. flower)); meaning finer portion of ground grain is mid 13c., from the notion of flour as the finest part of meal (Cf. Fr. fleur de farine), as distinguished from the coarser parts (meal).… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 flour — I UK [flaʊə(r)] / US [flaʊr] noun [uncountable] * a white or brown powder made by crushing grains. Flour is used for making bread, cakes, pasta etc Add two tablespoons of flour. whole wheat flour plain/self raising flour II UK [flaʊə(r)] / US… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 flour — 1. noun /ˈflæwɚ/ a) Powder obtained by grinding or milling cereal grains, especially wheat, and used to bake bread, cakes, and pastry. Ce fust en esté quant la f …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 flour — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bread, cake ▪ all purpose (AmE), baking (AmE), plain (BrE), self raising (BrE), self rising (AmE) ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 flour — be·flour; flour; flour·ish·er; flour·ishy; flour·ish; flour·ish·ing·ly; …

    English syllables

  • 18 flour — flour1 [flauə US flaur] n [U] [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: FLOWER1 best part ; because it is the best of the grain] a powder that is made by crushing wheat or other grain and is used for making bread, cakes etc white/wholemeal/rice/wheat etc flour… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 flour — [[t]fla͟ʊ ə(r)[/t]] flours, flouring, floured 1) N MASS Flour is a white or brown powder that is made by grinding grain. It is used to make bread, cakes, and pastry. 2) VERB If you flour cooking equipment or food, you cover it with flour. [V n]… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 flour — [13] Etymologically, flour is the same word as flower. It originally meant the ‘flower’, or ‘finest part’, of ground grain, and hence eventually just ‘ground (and more or less sifted) grain’. The distinction in spelling between flour and flower… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins