(Pow"der), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Powdered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Powdering.] [F. poudrer.]
1. To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder; to comminute; to pulverize; to triturate.
2. To sprinkle with powder, or as with powder; to be sprinkle; as, to powder the hair.
A circling zone thou seestMilton.
Powdered with stars.
3. To sprinkle with salt; to corn, as meat. [Obs.]
(Pow"der), v. i.
1. To be reduced to powder; to become like powder; as, some salts powder easily.
2. To use powder on the hair or skin; as, she paints and powders.
1. Reduced to a powder; sprinkled with, or as with, powder.
2. Sprinkled with salt; salted; corned. [Obs.]
Powdered beef, pickled meats.Harvey.
3. (Her.) Same as Semé. Walpole.
(Pow"der*flask`) n. A flask in which gunpowder is carried, having a charging tube at the
(Pow"der*horn`) n. A horn in which gunpowder is carried.
Powdering tub. (a) A tub or vessel in which meat is corned or salted. (b) A heated tub in which an
infected lecher was placed for cure. [Obs.] Shak.
(Pow"der*ing), a. & n. from Powder, v. t.
(Pow"der*mill`) n. A mill in which gunpowder is made.
(Pow"der-post`ed) a. Affected with dry rot; reduced to dust by rot. See Dry rot, under
1. Easily crumbling to pieces; friable; loose; as, a powdery spar.
2. Sprinkled or covered with powder; dusty; as, the powdery bloom on plums.
3. Resembling powder; consisting of powder. "The powdery snow." Wordsworth.
(Pow"dike) n. [Scot. pow, pou, a pool, a watery or marshy place, fr. E. pool.] A dike a
marsh or fen. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Pow"dry) a. See Powdery.
(Pow"er) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Poor, the fish.
(Pow"er), n. [OE. pouer, poer, OF. poeir, pooir, F. pouvoir, n. & v., fr. LL. potere, for L. posse,
potesse, to be able, to have power. See Possible, Potent, and cf. Posse comitatus.]