Definitions for simmerˈsɪm ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sim•mer*ˈsɪm ər(v.i.)

  1. to cook just at or below the boiling point.

    Category: Cooking

  2. to be in a state of subdued or restrained activity, development, excitement, anger, etc.

  3. (v.t.)to keep (liquid) in a state approaching boiling.

  4. to cook in a liquid kept just at or below the boiling point.

    Category: Cooking

  5. simmer down, to become calm or quiet. to reduce in volume by simmering.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)

  6. (n.)the state or process of simmering.

* Syn: See boil1.

Origin of simmer:

1645–55; alter. of earlier simper, late ME; of obscure orig.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. simmer(verb)

    temperature just below the boiling point

    "the stew remained at a simmer for hours"

  2. simmer(verb)

    boil slowly at low temperature

    "simmer the sauce"; "simmering water"


  1. simmer(Noun)

    The state or process of simmering.

    The kettle was kept on the simmer.

  2. simmer(Verb)

    To cook or undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.

    The soup simmered on the stove.

  3. simmer(Verb)

    To cause to cook or to cause to undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.

    Simmer the soup for five minutes, then serve.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Simmer(verb)

    to boil gently, or with a gentle hissing; to begin to boil

  2. Simmer(verb)

    to cause to boil gently; to cook in liquid heated almost or just to the boiling point

Anagrams of simmer

  1. mimers

Translations for simmer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to (cause to) cook gently at or just below boiling point

The stew simmered on the stove; Simmer the ingredients in water for five minutes.

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