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Meaning of CURRY

Pronunciation:  'kuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice
  2. [v]  give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"
  3. [v]  treat by incorporating fat; "curry tanned leather"
  4. [v]  season with curry

CURRY is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: dress, groom
 See Also: beautify, dish, embellish, flavor, flavour, lamb curry, prettify, process, season, treat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cur"ry\ (k?r"r?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Curried} (-r?d);
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Currying}.] [OE. curraien, curreien, OF.
    cunreer, correier, to prepare, arrange, furnish, curry (a
    horse), F. corroyer to curry (leather) (cf. OF. conrei,
    conroi, order, arrangement, LL. conredium); cor- (L. com-) +
    roi, rei, arrangement, order; prob. of German origin, and
    akin to E. ready. See {Ready}, {Greith}, and cf. {Corody},
    1. To dress or prepare for use by a process of scraping,
       cleansing, beating, smoothing, and coloring; -- said of
    2. To dress the hair or coat of (a horse, ox, or the like)
       with a currycomb and brush; to comb, as a horse, in order
       to make clean.
             Your short horse is soon curried.     --Beau. & FL.
    3. To beat or bruise; to drub; -- said of persons.
             I have seen him curry a fellow's carcass handsomely.
                                                   --Beau. & FL.
    {To curry favor}, to seek to gain favor by flattery or
       attentions. See {Favor}, n.
  2. \Cur"ry\, n. [Tamil kari.] [Written also {currie}.]
    1. (Cookery) A kind of sauce much used in India, containing
       garlic, pepper, ginger, and other strong spices.
    2. A stew of fowl, fish, or game, cooked with curry.
    {Curry powder} (Cookery), a condiment used for making curry,
       formed of various materials, including strong spices, as
       pepper, ginger, garlic, coriander seed, etc.
  3. \Cur"ry\ (k?r"r?), v. t.
    To flavor or cook with curry.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or tasting curry in your dream, suggests that you are emotionally sensitive and easily irritable. Alternatively, it refers to your quick-wit, sharpness, and intellect. It may also mean that you feel like you are hot stuff.
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