pow·der /ˈpaʊdɚ/ 名詞
Pow·der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Powdered p. pr. & vb. n. Powdering.]
1. To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder; to comminute; to pulverize; to triturate.
2. To sprinkle with powder, or as with powder; to be sprinkle; as, to powder the hair.
A circling zone thou seest
Powdered with stars. --Milton.
3. To sprinkle with salt; to corn, as meat. [Obs.]
1. The fine particles to which any dry substance is reduced by pounding, grinding, or triturating, or into which it falls by decay; dust.
Grind their bones to powder small. --Shak.
2. An explosive mixture used in gunnery, blasting, etc.; gunpowder. See Gunpowder.
Atlas powder, Baking powder, etc. See under Atlas, Baking, etc.
Powder down Zool., the peculiar dust, or exfoliation, of powder-down feathers.
Powder-down feather Zool., one of a peculiar kind of modified feathers which sometimes form patches on certain parts of some birds. They have a greasy texture and a scaly exfoliation.
Powder-down patch Zool., a tuft or patch of powder-down feathers.
Powder hose, a tube of strong linen, about an inch in diameter, filled with powder and used in firing mines. --Farrow.
Powder hoy Naut., a vessel specially fitted to carry powder for the supply of war ships. They are usually painted red and carry a red flag.
Powder magazine, or Powder room. See Magazine, 2.
Powder mine, a mine exploded by gunpowder. See Mine.
Powder monkey Naut., a boy formerly employed on war vessels to carry powder; a powder boy.
Powder post. See Dry rot, under Dry.
Powder puff. See Puff, n.
Pow·der, v. i.
1. To be reduced to powder; to become like powder; as, some salts powder easily.
2. To use powder on the hair or skin; as, she paints and powders.
n 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 a
75:15:10 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
v 1: apply powder to; "She powdered her nose"; "The King wears a
2: make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust;
"pulverize the grains" [syn: powderize, powderise, pulverize,