What does simmer mean?

Definitions for simmerˈsɪm ər

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. simmer(verb)

    temperature just below the boiling point

    "the stew remained at a simmer for hours"

  2. simmer(verb)

    boil slowly at low temperature

    "simmer the sauce"; "simmering water"


  1. simmer(Noun)

    The state or process of simmering.

    The kettle was kept on the simmer.

  2. simmer(Verb)

    To cook or undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.

    The soup simmered on the stove.

  3. simmer(Verb)

    To cause to cook or to cause to undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.

    Simmer the soup for five minutes, then serve.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Simmer(verb)

    to boil gently, or with a gentle hissing; to begin to boil

  2. Simmer(verb)

    to cause to boil gently; to cook in liquid heated almost or just to the boiling point

  3. Origin: [Prov. E. also simper; -- an onomatopoetic word.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Simmer

    sim′ėr, v.i. to boil with a gentle, hissing sound: to be on the point of boiling out, as into anger.—n. a gentle heating. [Imit.; cf. Sw. dial. summa, to hum, Ger. summen.]

Editors Contribution

  1. simmer

    To cook a form of food for a period of time at a low temperature.

    The soup recipe said after bringing to the boil, simmer on a low heat for 20 mins then leave to cool.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of simmer in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of simmer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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