What does recipe mean?

Definitions for recipe
ˈrɛs ə pirecipe

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recipe, formula(noun)

    directions for making something


  1. Recipe(n.)

    a set of directions for preparing food from its ingredients.

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

  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.

    Etymology: [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.

    Etymology: From recipio. Compare receipt.

  2. recipe(Noun)

    Any set of instructions for preparing a mixture of ingredients.

    Etymology: From recipio. Compare receipt.

  3. recipe(Noun)

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

    His new approach is definitely a recipe for success.

    Etymology: From recipio. Compare receipt.

  4. recipe(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. recipe

    A method or procedure to prepare and cook food.

    Recipes are found in various places e.g. cookbooks and online websites.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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. Haile Thomas:

    I couldn't describe it, it was amazing to know that the first lady and all these incredible chefs enjoyed my recipe!

  2. Pieter Coetzee:

    Obviously, blending happens within the refineries, they will blend on a small scale before it gets fed into the refinery, but this is no longer feasible. They need the right recipe coming into the refinery.

  3. Jackie Newgent:

    Due to texture changes when you freeze yogurt or cheese, I only recommend freezing yogurt if you plan to use it in a recipe, like for a smoothie, and I only recommend freezing shredded cheese that you plan to use in cooking, such as packaged shredded mozzarella.

  4. Norman Douglas:

    Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything useful and nothing indispensable. I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous. I reverence the body. I avoid first causes like the plague.

  5. Roy Larke:

    Some brands are designed specifically for the convenience store market, so they have a three-to-six month lifespan for a particular recipe, but Pocari Sweat isn't like that, it's an enduring long-term brand that Otsuka has really developed over the last 50 years, and today it's that endurance and long history in Japan that has kept it going.

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