Flour
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. 2000.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • flour — Flour, Flourir, Cerchez Fleur …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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

  • 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

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