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  • noun
    plural -ders
    a dry substance made up of very tiny pieces of something [noncount]
    garlic/chili/cocoa powder [count]
    The powder is made from the roots of the plant.
    She crushed the peppercorns into a fine powder. - see also baking powder, chili powder, curry powder, five-spice powder, soap powder
    [noncount] :a very fine, dry substance that is put on your body or face especially to make it dry or less shiny
    We're running low on baby powder and diapers.
    [noncount] :snow that is very light and dry
    powder skiing/snow
    [noncount] :gunpowder - see also powder keg
    keep your powder dry
    old-fashioned :to be calm and ready for a possible problem in the future
    take a powder
    US informal + old-fashioned :to leave suddenly and quickly
    The boys decided to take a powder as soon as they saw there was work to be done.
    -ders; -dered; -dering
    [+ obj] :to put powder on (your face or body)
    powder your nose
    somewhat old-fashioned - used by women as a polite way of excusing themselves from a table, conversation, etc., to go to the bathroom
    Excuse meI'm just going to go powder my noseI'll be right back.

    * Các từ tương tự:
    powder blue, powder keg, powder puff, powder room, powdered, powdered sugar, powdery