Curry powder (Cookery), a condiment used for making curry, formed of various materials, including
strong spices, as pepper, ginger, garlic, coriander seed, etc.
(Cur"ry) v. t. To flavor or cook with curry.
(Cur"ry*comb`) n. A kind of card or comb having rows of metallic teeth or serrated ridges,
used in currying a horse.
(Cur"ry*comb`), v. t. To comb with a currycomb.
(Curse) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cursed (k?rst) or Curst; p. pr. & vb. n. Cursing.] [AS. cursian,
corsian, perh. of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. korse to make the sign of the cross, Sw. korsa, fr. Dan. &
Sw. kors cross, Icel kross, all these Scand. words coming fr. OF. crois, croiz, fr. L. crux cross. Cf.
1. To call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate.
Thou shalt not . . . curse the ruler of thy people.
Ex. xxii. 28.
Ere sunset I'll make thee curse the deed.
2. To bring great evil upon; to be the cause of serious harm or unhappiness to; to furnish with that which
will be a cause of deep trouble; to afflict or injure grievously; to harass or torment.
On impious realms and barbarous kings impose To curse by bell, book, and candle. See under Bell.
Thy plagues, and curse 'em with such sons as those.
(Curse), v. i. To utter imprecations or curses; to affirm or deny with imprecations; to swear.
Then began he to curse and to swear.
Matt. xxi. 74.
His spirits hear me,
And yet I need must curse.
(Curse), n. [AS. curs. See Curse, v. t.]
1. An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction.
Lady, you know no rules of charity,
Which renders good for bad, blessings for curses.
2. Evil pronounced or invoked upon another, solemnly, or in passion; subjection to, or sentence of, divine
The priest shall write these curses in a book.
Num. v. 23.
Curses, like chickens, come home to roost.
3. The cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment.
The common curse of mankind, folly and ignorance.
All that I eat, or drink, or shall beget, The curse of Scotland (Card Playing), the nine of diamonds. Not worth a curse. See under
Is propagated curse.
Syn. Malediction; imprecation; execration. See Malediction.
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