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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pow·der /ˈpaʊdɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pow·der /ˈpaʊdɚ/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pow·der n.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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
           powdered wig"
      2: make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust;
         "pulverize the grains" [syn: powderize, powderise, pulverize,