What does curry mean?

Definitions for curry
ˈkɜr i, ˈkʌr icur·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curryverb

    (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice

  2. curryverb

    season with a mixture of spices; typical of Indian cooking

  3. curryverb

    treat by incorporating fat

    "curry tanned leather"

  4. dress, groom, curryverb

    give a neat appearance to

    "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"


  1. Currynoun

    A family name of Irish origin, from Ó Comhraidhe

Webster Dictionary

  1. Curryverb

    to dress or prepare for use by a process of scraping, cleansing, beating, smoothing, and coloring; -- said of leather

    Etymology: [Tamil kari.]

  2. Curryverb

    to dress the hair or coat of (a horse, ox, or the like) with a currycomb and brush; to comb, as a horse, in order to make clean

    Etymology: [Tamil kari.]

  3. Curryverb

    to beat or bruise; to drub; -- said of persons

    Etymology: [Tamil kari.]

  4. Currynoun

    a kind of sauce much used in India, containing garlic, pepper, ginger, and other strong spices

    Etymology: [Tamil kari.]

  5. Currynoun

    a stew of fowl, fish, or game, cooked with curry

    Etymology: [Tamil kari.]

  6. Curryverb

    to flavor or cook with curry

    Etymology: [Tamil kari.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Curry

    kur′i, n. a kind of sauce or seasoning much used in India, compounded of pepper, ginger, and other spices: a stew mixed with curry-powder.—n. Curr′y-pow′der. [Tamil kari, sauce.]

  2. Curry

    kur′i, v.t. to dress leather: to rub down and dress a horse: to beat: to scratch:—pr.p. curr′ying; pa.p. curr′ied.—ns. Curr′ier, one who curries or dresses tanned leather; Curr′y-comb, an iron instrument or comb used for currying or cleaning horses; Curr′ying.—Curry favour (corruption of Curry favell, to curry the chestnut horse), to seek favour by flattery. [O. Fr. correier (mod. corroyer), conrei, outfit, from a supposed Low L. form conredāre, con-, with, rēdāre, seen in Array.]

  3. Curry

    Currie, obsolete forms of Quarry.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of curry in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of curry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of curry in a Sentence

  1. Katie Couric:

    No. 2 -- He loves to eat Curry, what? Indian food! What’s wrong with you people?

  2. Hiroki Okada:

    For Shimiken and Pan Pong [the curry's creator], it's a question to settle before we die, we had had no choice but to answer the question with our imagination -- until now.

  3. Phil Mickelson:

    I think there's a market for that... You could showcase guys like Curry and Michael Jordan or Tony Romo and Patrick Mahomes, who are all good golfers, elite talents and have great personalities.

  4. Rick Horrow:

    Steph Curry made the biggest jump on and off the court of any athlete we've seen, frankly in any statistical analysis, when you look at the count, 24 of the 100( athletes) are basketball players and seven are in the top 25, including one and two. So you have the opportunity to rise to the top of the list if you are a star basketball player.

  5. Ral Grijalva:

    The pay-go thing is an absurd idea now given the times and given what’s already been done to curry favor with corporate America, it’s a stupid rule. It is entirely counter-productive to progressive policy goals.

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