What does flour mean?

Definitions for flour
flaʊər, ˈflaʊ ərflour

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flourverb

    fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain

  2. flourverb

    cover with flour

    "flour fish or meat before frying it"

  3. flourverb

    convert grain into flour

Wiktionary

  1. flournoun

    Powder obtained by grinding or milling cereal grains, especially wheat, and used to bake bread, cakes, and pastry.

  2. flournoun

    Powder of other material, e.g., wood flour produced by sanding wood.

  3. flourverb

    To apply flour to something; to cover with flour.

  4. Etymology: Spelled (until c.1830) and meaning "flower" in the sense of flour being the "finest part" of meal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flournoun

    the finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer part of meal separated by bolting; hence, the fine and soft powder of any substance; as, flour of emery; flour of mustard

  2. Flourverb

    to grind and bolt; to convert into flour; as, to flour wheat

  3. Flourverb

    to sprinkle with flour

  4. Etymology: [F. fleur de farine the flower (i.e., the best) of meal, cf. Sp. flor de la harina superfine flour, Icel. flr flower, flour. See Flower.]

Freebase

  1. Flour

    Flour is a powder which is made by grinding cereal grains, or other seeds or roots. It is the main ingredient of bread, which is a staple food for many cultures, making the availability of adequate supplies of flour a major economic and political issue at various times throughout history. Wheat flour is one of the most important foods in European, North American, Middle Eastern, Indian and North African cultures, and is the defining ingredient in most of their styles of breads and pastries. While wheat is the most common base for flour, maize flour has been important in Mesoamerican cuisine since ancient times, and remains a staple throughout the Americas. Rye flour is an important constituent of bread in much of central Europe, and rice can also be used in flour, though this is relatively uncommon.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flour

    flowr, n. the finely-ground meal of wheat or other grain: the fine soft powder of any substance.—v.t. to reduce into or sprinkle with flour.—v.i. to break up into fine globules of mercury in the amalgamation process.—ns. Flour′-bolt, a machine for bolting flour; Flour′-mill, a mill for making flour.—adj. Flour′y, covered with flour. [Fr. fleur (de farine, of meal), fine flour—L. flos, floris, a flower.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Flour

    Ground up seed of WHEAT.

Editors Contribution

  1. flour

    A type of food and product.

    Flour is used to make bread, cakes, pastries and pasta.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 9, 2017  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flour' in Nouns Frequency: #2916

Anagrams for flour »

  1. four L

  2. fluor

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flour in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of flour in a Sentence

  1. Francibel Contreras:

    Our currency is worthless, these days, I prefer trading a bag of flour for a manicure or a haircut.

  2. Abrahim Miro:

    If some NGOs drop let's say 50 tons of flour in a certain city, the price of bread goes down for three days and then it goes up. This volatility is making people very tired, we need people to have the aid as soon as possible, and that is unfortunately not happening at the time being.

  3. Jim Murphy:

    Food safety is our top priority, and though we have not had any confirmed illnesses, we are voluntarily recalling this specific lot of Gold Medal unbleached flour to prevent potential illnesses.

  4. Whitney English:

    The not-so-secret healthy ingredient here is sweet potatoes! Instead of refined flour, sugar and butter, these chewy brownies use whole food ingredients like beta-carotene packed sweet potatoes and fiber-rich flaxseeds to create a nutritious, delicious, chocolatey dessert.

  5. Remy de Gourmont:

    The human mind is so complex and things are so tangled up with each other that, to explain a blade of straw, one would have to take to pieces an entire universe. A definition is a sack of flour compressed into a thimble.

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