What does Kosher mean?

Definitions for Kosher
ˈkoʊ ʃərkosher

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kosheradjective

    food that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary law

  2. kosher, cosheradjective

    conforming to dietary laws

    "kosher meat"; "a kosher kitchen"

  3. kosheradjective

    proper or legitimate


  1. Koshernoun

    the practise of adherence to the Jewish ritual law; used mostly in the phrase keep kosher, v. i..


  1. kosherverb

    to make kosher.

  2. kosheradjective

    Prepared in accordance with Jewish religious practices.

    Well, if I had known it was a kosher deli, I certainly would not have ordered a ham and cheese on rye.

  3. kosheradjective

    In accordance with standards or usual practice.

    Is what I have done kosher with Mr. Smith?

  4. Etymology: כשר (kasher), meaning kosher.


  1. kosher

    Kashrut (also kashruth or kashrus, כַּשְׁרוּת‎) is a set of dietary laws dealing with the foods that Jewish people are permitted to eat and how those foods must be prepared according to Jewish law. Food that may be consumed is deemed kosher ( in English, Yiddish: כּשר), from the Ashkenazic pronunciation (KUHsher) of the Hebrew kashér (כָּשֵׁר‎), meaning "fit" (in this context: "fit for consumption").


  1. kosher

    Kosher is a term used in the Jewish faith to describe food that conforms to the regulations of kashrut (dietary law), primarily derived from Leviticus and Deuteronomy. These laws determine which foods a Jewish person may eat and how those foods must be processed and prepared. For example, only certain types of animals are considered kosher, and dairy and meat products must not be cooked or consumed together. Kosher can also extend to other aspects of Jewish life such as ethical business practices.


  1. Kosher

    Kosher is an American punk rock band formed in 1995 in Warrensburg, Missouri. They have released 2 full-length studio albums. The current band members are Remi Remlinger on bass guitar and vocals, Trent White and Josh Jordan on guitars and vocals, and Rob Garrow on drums. Their second full-length album "Self Control" was released on BYO Records.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kosher

    kō′shėr, adj. pure, clean, according to the Jewish ordinances—as of meat killed and prepared by Jews. [Heb., from yāshar, to be right.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kosher in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kosher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Kosher in a Sentence

  1. Michael Frantz:

    The availability for kosher food is much greater.

  2. The CDC:

    In interviews, ill people reported eating kosher chicken, and when asked about the specific brand eaten, several people reported Empire Kosher brand. The outbreak strain was also identified in samples of raw chicken collected from two facilities, including one facility that processes Empire Kosher brand chicken.

  3. Roger Horowitz:

    By and large kosher certified spaghetti sauce, take that example, there is no price difference from the non-kosher spaghetti sauce, instead, in the meat area, you're paying a penalty, a surcharge for the Jewish religious requirements.

  4. Leonardo Nourafchan:

    Whereas before you had gefilte and cholent and your kosher deli, now you're getting a whole range of cuisines, people are willing to value and appreciate traditional, authentic new food in a way that I don't think kosher Orthodox Jews were interested in, in the past.

  5. James Shea:

    Director of Public Safety James Shea told reporters Friday. Based on what we know now, the amount of guns, the amount of ammunition, the fact that they had explosive devices -- we would have to assume they planned to do a lot more damage than we allowed them to do. THOUSANDS MOURN, ATTEND FUNERALS FOR Jersey City SHOOTING VICTIMS Police officers stand near the scene of a gun fight at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Thursday. Anderson and Graham appear to have acted alone even though they had expressed interest in the Black Hebrew Israelites, a fringe religious group that often disparages whites and Jews, New Jersey officials have said. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Thursday that the attack was driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement and is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. The evidence points toward acts of hate. I can confirm that were investigating this matter as potential acts of domestic terrorism fueled both by anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal added that social media posts, witness interviews and other evidence reflected the couples hatred of Jews and police. Orthodox Jewish men carry Moshe Deutsch's casket outside a Brooklyn synagogue following Moshe Deutsch funeral on Wednesday in New York. Moshe Deutsch was one of the victims killed in Tuesday's shooting in Jersey City, New Jersey CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The attackers killed three people in the market, in addition to the police officer at a cemetery about a mile away, before dying in an hourslong gunbattle with police Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Public Safety James Shea called Seals the ultimate detective or officer we would point to to tell young officers, This is how you should behave.

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