What does wheat mean?

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ʰwit, witwheat

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wheatnoun

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

  2. wheat, wheat berrynoun

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

  3. pale yellow, straw, wheatnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. wheatnoun

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

  2. wheatadjective

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

  3. 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. Wheatnoun

    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

  2. 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. Jonathan Cunliffe:

    12 million people out of the total population of 26 million need food assistance now and this number will continue to increase, there is no doubt food stocks have been run down. In Aden there is virtually nothing left. Wheat prices have quadrupled across the country. There is no purchasing power.

  2. Carrie Motschwiller:

    If something simply says ‘wheat,’ it is an enriched product that has been stripped of beneficial nutrients. Some nutrients are added back but it is not the same as a whole-grain product.

  3. The USDA:

    It became clear to us following the GE wheat incident in Oregon that the detection of regulated GE wheat where it was not authorized, had great potential to disrupt wheat markets globally.

  4. Kishore Kumar:

    They used to feed on cashew nuts during the days of the monarch, but now they don't even get enough corn and wheat to eat.

  5. Farmer Ramesh Singh:

    Last year, I promised myself I wouldn't set the rice paddy residue on fire to clear my field for planting winter crops, but as the new sowing season drew closer, I started running out of time and I reluctantly set the farm waste on fire to prepare the field for wheat planting.

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