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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dough(noun)

    a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll

  2. boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum(noun)

    informal terms for money


  1. dough(Noun)

    A thick, malleable substance made by mixing flour with other ingredients such as water, eggs, and/or butter, that is made into a particular form and then baked.

    Pizza dough is very stretchy.

  2. dough(Noun)


    His mortgage payments left him short on dough.

  3. dough(Verb)

    To make into dough.

    The flour was doughed with a suitable quantity of water.

  4. Origin: From dah, from daigaz, from dʰeigʰ-. Cognate with Dutch deeg, German Teig, Swedish deg.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dough(noun)

    paste of bread; a soft mass of moistened flour or meal, kneaded or unkneaded, but not yet baked; as, to knead dough

  2. Dough(noun)

    anything of the consistency of such paste

  3. Origin: [OE. dagh, dogh, dow, AS. dh; akin to D. deeg, G. teig, Icel. deig, Sw. deg, Dan. deig, Goth. daigs; also, to Goth. deigan to knead, L. fingere to form, shape, Skr. dih to smear; cf. Gr. wall, to touch, handle. . Cf. Feign, Figure, Dairy, Duff.]


  1. Dough

    Dough is a thick, malleable paste made out of any cereals or leguminous crops by mixing flour with a small amount of water and/or other liquid. This process is a precursor to making a wide variety of foodstuffs, particularly breads and bread-based items, flatbreads, noodles, pastry, pizza, bread rolls, biscuits, cookies and similar items. This includes all kinds of breads or similar recipes made from maize, rice, sorghum, wheat, and other cereals or related crops used around the world. In many parts of central India, people use the quick method of making an instant roasted dough ball or baati. In countries in the Sahel region of Africa, ground and boiled dough balls are called aiysh or biya, but are not roasted. Flatbreads such as pita, lafa, lavash, matzah or matzo, naan, roti, sangak, tortilla, or yufka are made from dough and eaten in many parts of the world. Some flatbreads, such as naan and roti, use leavening agents; others such, as matzo, are not leavened. Leavened or fermented dough, made from dry ground grain cereals or legumes mixed with water and yeast, are used all over the world. Salt, oils or fats, sugars or honey and sometimes milk or eggs are also common ingredients in dough.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dough

    dō, n. a mass of flour or meal moistened and kneaded, but not baked.—adjs. Dough′-baked, half-baked, defective in intelligence; Dough′faced (U.S.) pliable, truckling.—n. Dough′iness.—adj. Dough′-knead′ed (Milt.), soft.—n. Dough′-nut, sweetened dough fried in fat.—adj. Dough′y, like dough: soft. [A.S. dáh; Ger. teig, Ice. deig, dough; prov. dow and duff.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dough in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dough in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of dough in a Sentence

  1. Republican Representative Cynthia Lummis:

    You're making a ton of dough.

  2. Arber Doci:

    Hard work makes the dough and Business makes the BREAD!

  3. Yiddish Proverb:

    Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.

  4. Pizzeria Beddia:

    A great dough makes a great pizza, that’s why half my day is spent making it.

  5. Arber Doci:

    Hard work is the yeast that raises the dough. But it's the dough that makes the bread

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