What does kosher mean?

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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Sonya Angelone:

    Himalyan pink salt or kosher salt or sea salt all have the same amount of sodium.

  4. Michael Frantz:

    The availability for kosher food is much greater.

  5. Interior Security Minister Gilad Erdan:

    What the security cabinet told the security services yesterday was that any method is kosher, an interrogation method like tiltul, or anything that is done when it comes to Palestinian terrorists - the same thing should be done when it comes to a Jewish terrorist.

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