What does biscuit mean?

Definitions for biscuit
ˈbɪs kɪtbis·cuit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. biscuitnoun

    small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda

  2. cookie, cooky, biscuitnoun

    any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)


  1. biscuitnoun

    A cookie.

  2. biscuitnoun

    A small bread usually made with baking soda, similar in texture to a scone, but usually not sweet.

  3. biscuitnoun

    A form of unglazed earthenware.

  4. biscuitnoun

    The "bread" formerly supplied to naval ships; made with very little water, kneaded into flat cakes and slowly baked; often infested with weevils.

  5. Etymology: From bisket, from bescuit (French: biscuit).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Biscuitnoun

    Etymology: from bis, twice, Lat. and cuit, baked, Fr.

    The biscuit also in the ships, especially in the Spanish gallies, was grown hoary, and unwholesome. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.

    Many have been cured by abstinence from drink, eating dry biscuit, which creates no thirst, and strong frictions four or five times a day. John Arbuthnot, on Diet.


  1. Biscuit

    A biscuit is a flour-based baked and shaped food product. In most countries biscuits are typically hard, flat, and unleavened. They are usually sweet and may be made with sugar, chocolate, icing, jam, ginger, or cinnamon. They can also be savoury, similar to crackers. Types of biscuit include sandwich biscuits, digestive biscuits, ginger biscuits, shortbread biscuits, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate-coated marshmallow treats, Anzac biscuits, biscotti, and speculaas. In most of North America, nearly all hard sweet biscuits are called "cookies", while the term "biscuit" is used for a soft, leavened quick bread similar to a less sweet version of a scone.


  1. biscuit

    A biscuit is a small, typically round piece of baked bread-like food that varies greatly in its recipe and characteristics around the world. In North America, it refers to a soft, leavened quick bread, similar to a scone, that is often served with meals. In the UK and many other English-speaking countries, a biscuit is a sweet baked product that is similar to what is called a cookie in North America.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Biscuitnoun

    a kind of unraised bread, of many varieties, plain, sweet, or fancy, formed into flat cakes, and bakes hard; as, ship biscuit

  2. Biscuitnoun

    a small loaf or cake of bread, raised and shortened, or made light with soda or baking powder. Usually a number are baked in the same pan, forming a sheet or card

  3. Biscuitnoun

    earthen ware or porcelain which has undergone the first baking, before it is subjected to the glazing

  4. Biscuitnoun

    a species of white, unglazed porcelain, in which vases, figures, and groups are formed in miniature


  1. Biscuit

    A biscuit is a baked, commonly flour-based food product. The term is applied to two distinct products in North America and the Commonwealth of Nations and Europe. For a list of varieties, see the list of biscuits and cookies.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Biscuit

    bis′kit, n. hard dry bread in small cakes: a kind of unglazed earthenware. [O. Fr. bescoit (mod. biscuit)—L. bis, twice, coquĕre, coctum, to cook or bake.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. biscuit

    [i.e. bis coctus, or Fr. bis-cuit]. Bread intended for naval or military expeditions is now simply flour well kneaded, with the least possible quantity of water, into flat cakes, and slowly baked. Pliny calls it panis nauticus; and of the panis militaris, he says that it was heavier by one-third than the grain from which it was made.

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  2. biscuitnoun

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  3. biscuitnoun

    fu**ed up shoes

  4. biscuitnoun

    Methadone Biscuit. A pill taken similar to Oxys.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'biscuit' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2854

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'biscuit' in Nouns Frequency: #2168

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of biscuit in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of biscuit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of biscuit in a Sentence

  1. Stephanie Dillard:

    Biscuits have to be 100 percent whole grain, it’s not the kind of biscuit you would see at a restaurant.

  2. John Vilmain:

    The minute you're not viable, you're as popular as honey on a biscuit.

  3. Coming to America:

    Reverend Brown Girl, you look so good, someone ought to put you on a plate and sop you up with a biscuit.

  4. Benton Ross:

    If it’s insensitive, then maybe they should just have thicker skin. i don’t think [Biscuit employees] meant anything sour by it or to cast a negative light on the next generation at all.

  5. Tom Vilsack:

    Maybe a biscuit can be instituted for a little variety, or grits can be provided where that may make sense from a geographic standpoint. You are sensitive to cultural demands and needs.

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