What does wheat mean?

Definitions for wheat
ʰwit, witwheat

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wheat(noun)

    annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains

  2. wheat, wheat berry(noun)

    grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour

  3. pale yellow, straw, wheat(noun)

    a variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white

Wiktionary

  1. wheat(Noun)

    any of several cereal grains, of the genus Triticum, that yields flour as used in bakery.

    Etymology: whete, from hwæte, from hwaitijaz (cf. West Frisian weet, Dutch weit, German Weizen), from *hwītaz 'white'. More at white. For semantic development, compare Welsh gwenith 'wheat', from gwenn 'white'.

  2. wheat(Adjective)

    wheaten, of a light brown colour, like that of wheat.

    Etymology: whete, from hwæte, from hwaitijaz (cf. West Frisian weet, Dutch weit, German Weizen), from *hwītaz 'white'. More at white. For semantic development, compare Welsh gwenith 'wheat', from gwenn 'white'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wheat(noun)

    a cereal grass (Triticum vulgare) and its grain, which furnishes a white flour for bread, and, next to rice, is the grain most largely used by the human race

    Etymology: [OE. whete, AS. hwte; akin to OS. hwti, D. weit, G. weizen, OHG. weizzi, Icel. hveiti, Sw. hvete, Dan. hvede, Goth. hwaiteis, and E. white. See White.]

Freebase

  1. Wheat

    Wheat is a cereal grain, originally from the Levant region of the Near East and Ethiopian Highlands, but now cultivated worldwide. In 2010, world production of wheat was 651 million tons, making it the third most-produced cereal after maize and rice. Wheat was the second most-produced cereal in 2009; world production in that year was 682 million tons, after maize, and with rice as a close third. This grain is grown on more land area than any other commercial food. World trade in wheat is greater than for all other crops combined. Globally, wheat is the leading source of vegetable protein in human food, having a higher protein content than other major cereals, maize or rice. In terms of total production tonnages used for food, it is currently second to rice as the main human food crop and ahead of maize, after allowing for maize's more extensive use in animal feeds. Wheat was a key factor enabling the emergence of city-based societies at the start of civilization because it was one of the first crops that could be easily cultivated on a large scale, and had the additional advantage of yielding a harvest that provides long-term storage of food. Wheat contributed to the emergence of city-states in the Fertile Crescent, including the Babylonian and Assyrian empires. Wheat grain is a staple food used to make flour for leavened, flat and steamed breads, biscuits, cookies, cakes, breakfast cereal, pasta, noodles, couscous and for fermentation to make beer, other alcoholic beverages, or biofuel.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wheat

    hwēt, n. the most valuable of all the cereal grasses, the grain furnishing a white flour for bread—known as bearded, beardless, or bald, according to the presence or the absence of the awns or beard; as white, red, or amber, according to colour; and as spring, summer, autumn, or winter, according to the time of sowing.—ns. Wheat′-bird, the chaffinch; Wheat′-ear, an ear of wheat; Wheat′-eel, a disease in wheat—also Ear-cockle.—adj. Wheat′en, made of wheat.—ns. Wheat′-field, a field of wheat; Wheat′-fly, name of several flies which destroy wheat—e.g. the Hessian fly; Wheat′-midge, a dipterous insect which lays its eggs in the flowers of wheat-heads, and whose reddish larvæ devour the kernels; Wheat′-mil′dew, the rust which gathers on wheat and oats; Wheat′-moth, one of several small moths whose larvæ devour stored wheat.—Wheat-ear stitch, a fancy stitch in embroidery. [A.S. hwǽtehwit, white; Ger. weizen; allied to white, and named from its colour.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. wheat

    An excellent article for sea-diet; boiled with a proportion of molasses, it makes a most nutritious breakfast. As it stows well, and would even yield nearly the same weight in bread, it should be made an article of allowance.

Editors Contribution

  1. wheat

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed.

    This grain is grown on more land area than any other commercial food. World trade in wheat is greater than for all other crops combined.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 3, 2015  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'wheat' in Nouns Frequency: #3025

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wheat in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wheat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of wheat in a Sentence

  1. Karl Setzer:

    There is really just no reason to buy (wheat), you throw in better chances of precipitation for the wheat belt in the United States, and we just see the money come back out again.

  2. David Hughes:

    The rain has increased possibilities of having another good year in acreage, possibly well above 6 million hectares, soil moisture is good, futures price are very good and fertilizer prices are at a good relationship versus wheat prices.

  3. Tetyana Adamenko:

    There is no reason to expect a good harvest of early spring crops - barley and spring wheat. Probably there will be a crop at the level of average annual values, we had one of the most arid Aprils in our history. We expect some weather fronts late this week and next week but they can only mitigate the situation.

  4. David Hughes:

    Soil moisture is good, futures price are very good and fertilizer prices are at a good relationship versus wheat prices, we are optimistic and look forward to another very good year.

  5. David Garofalo:

    Right now we're trying to separate the wheat from the chaff.

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