What does recipe mean?

Definitions for recipe
ˈrɛs ə pirecipe

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word recipe.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recipe, formula(noun)

    directions for making something


  1. Recipe(n.)

    a set of directions for preparing food from its ingredients.

  2. Recipe(n.)

    a method or procedure for accomplishing a goal by defined steps; -- implying a high probability of achieving the goal; as, a recipe for success. Also used in a negative sense, as, a recipe for disaster.

  3. Origin: [L., imperative of recipere to take back, take in, receive. See Receive.]


  1. recipe(Noun)

    A formula for preparing or using a medicine; a prescription; also, a medicine prepared from such instructions.

  2. recipe(Noun)

    Any set of instructions for preparing a mixture of ingredients.

  3. recipe(Noun)

    By extension, a plan or procedure to obtain a given end result.

    His new approach is definitely a recipe for success.

  4. recipe(Noun)

    Now especially, a set of instructions for making or preparing food dishes.

  5. Origin: From recipio. Compare receipt.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recipe(noun)

    a formulary or prescription for making some combination, mixture, or preparation of materials; a receipt; especially, a prescription for medicine

  2. Origin: [L., imperative of recipere to take back, take in, receive. See Receive.]


  1. Recipe

    A recipe is a set of instructions that describes how to prepare or make something, especially a culinary dish. The word is Latin, meaning " Take ...", the second person, singular number, imperative mood of the verb recipere, "to take back" or "to receive", and its original usage was in the writing of medical prescriptions.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recipe

    res′i-pē, n. a medical prescription: any formula for the preparation of a compound: a receipt:—pl. Recipes (res′i-pēz). [L., lit. 'take,' the first word of a medical prescription, imper. of recipĕre.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. recipe

    1. Work, smile, study, play, love--Mix. 2. Concentrate, Consecrate, Work.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recipe' in Nouns Frequency: #1951

Anagrams for recipe »

  1. pierce, Pierce

  2. Pierce

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recipe in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recipe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of recipe in a Sentence

  1. Guillaume Chapron:

    We have found a recipe that works.

  2. Paul Kegel:

    A plan without room for change is a recipe for frustration.

  3. Henry Elliot:

    If its sanity you are after there is no recipe like laughter.

  4. Jane Austen:

    A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

  5. Brian Deschanel:

    Never give way to desire, over logic. It's the recipe for disaster.

Images & Illustrations of recipe

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