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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Powder  \Pow"der\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Powdered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Powdering}.]  [F.  poudrer.] 
  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. 
  3.  To  sprinkle  with  salt;  to  corn,  as  meat.  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Powder  \Pow"der\,  n.  [OE.  poudre,  pouldre,  F.  poudre,  OF  also 
  poldre,  puldre  L.  pulvis,  pulveris:  cf  pollen  fine  flour, 
  mill  dust,  E.  pollen.  Cf  {Polverine},  {Pulverize}.] 
  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}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  peculiar  dust,  or  exfoliation, 
  of  powder-down  feathers. 
  {Powder-down  feather}  (Zo["o]l.),  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}  (Zo["o]l.),  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. 
  {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)  [web1913]: 
  Powder  \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 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  solid  substance  in  the  form  of  tiny  loose  particles 
  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:  reduce  to  powder;  "powderize  the  herb"  [syn:  {powderize},  {pulverize}] 
  2:  apply  powder  to  as  of  one's  nose  or  other  body  parts 

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