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ˈpɔr ɪdʒ, ˈpɒr-por·ridge

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. porridgenoun

    soft food made by boiling oatmeal or other meal or legumes in water or milk until thick


  1. porridgenoun

    A type of thick soup or stew, especially thickened with barley.

  2. porridgenoun

    A dish made of grain or legumes, milk and/or water, heated and stirred until thick and typically eaten for breakfast.

    Eat your porridge while it's hot!

  3. porridgenoun

    A prison sentence

    Just do your porridge and keep your head down.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Porridgenoun

    a food made by boiling some leguminous or farinaceous substance, or the meal of it, in water or in milk, making of broth or thin pudding; as, barley porridge, milk porridge, bean porridge, etc

    Etymology: [Probably corrupted fr. pottage; perh. influenced by OE. porree a kind of pottage, OF. porre, fr. L. porrum, porrus, leek. See Pottage, and cf. Porringer.]


  1. Porridge

    Porridge, is a dish made by boiling ground, crushed, or chopped cereal in water, milk, or both, with optional flavourings, usually served hot in a bowl or dish. It may be sweetened with sugar, or served as a savoury dish. The term is usually used for oat porridge; there are similar dishes made with other grains or legumes, but they often have other unique names, such as polenta or grits. A dish made of oats alone, either in crushed or meal form, or whole-grain, is known simply as oatmeal in the U.S.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Porridge

    por′ij, n. a kind of pudding usually made by slowly stirring oatmeal amongst boiling water: a kind of broth, made by boiling vegetables in water. [Through O. Fr., from Low L. porrata—L. porrum, a leek. The affix -idge (= -age) arose through confusion with pottage.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of porridge in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of porridge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of porridge in a Sentence

  1. Gideon Wanjohi:

    As soon as I finished the porridge, I would head straight to the room where the prison warden gave us the drugs. A slight delay or failure meant a thorough beating with the cane, we would then sit and wait for lunch, sit and wait for dinner, then sleep.

  2. Miguel de Cervantes:

    I never thrust my nose into other men's porridge. It is no bread and butter of mine every man for himself, and God for us all.

  3. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Spare your breath to cool your porridge.

  4. Gideon Wanjohi:

    The only difference was that unlike the other prisoners, we were given porridge early in the morning before taking our drugs. Nothing more.

  5. State Rep. Keith Murphy:

    It's obviously not meant to appeal to minors, it's a breakfast stout. It's a very heavy beer, like a bowl of porridge.

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