Definitions of powder

  1. To make or become powder; put powder upon.
  2. To reduce to, or sprinkle with, a dustlike substance.
  3. To reduce to powder: to sprinkle with powder: to salt.
  4. To sprinkle with powder; reduce to powder.
  5. To be reduced to very small particles; to use a face preparation called powder.
  6. To crumble into powder.
  7. apply powder to; " She powdered her nose"; " The King wears a powdered wig"
  8. The fine particles to which any dry substance is reduced by pounding, grinding, or triturating, or into which it falls by decay; dust.
  9. An explosive mixture used in gunnery, blasting, etc.; gunpowder. See Gunpowder.
  10. To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder; to comminute; to pulverize; to triturate.
  11. To sprinkle with powder, or as with powder; to be sprinkle; as, to powder the hair.
  12. To sprinkle with salt; to corn, as meat.
  13. To be reduced to powder; to become like powder; as, some salts powder easily.
  14. To use powder on the hair or skin; as, she paints and powders.
  15. To reduce to fine or small particles; to sprinkle with powder.
  16. a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75: 15: 10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks
  17. any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a powder
  18. Any dry substance in fine particles; dust; an explosive mixture reduced to fine particles, called gunpowder; a fine, dustlike toilet preparation; a finely- ground medicinal substance.
  19. Dust: any substance in fine particles: gunpowder: hair- powder.
  20. Anything in small particles; gunpowder.
  21. A collection of minute particles; especially, gunpowder.
  22. Any dry substance composed of minute particles; gunpowder; hair- powder.
  23. Powdery.