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Meaning of FLOUR

Pronunciation:  flawr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain
  2. [v]  convert grain into flour
  3. [v]  cover with flour, as of fish or meat, in cooking

FLOUR is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 See Also: bread, breadstuff, change over, convert, dough, dredge, food product, foodstuff, pastry, plain flour, semolina, soy flour, soybean flour, soybean meal, staff of life, wheat flour



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Flour\, n. [F. fleur de farine the flower (i.e., the
    best) of meal, cf. Sp. flor de la harina superfine flour,
    Icel. fl["u]r flower, flour. See {Flower}.]
    The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain;
    especially, the finer part of meal separated by bolting;
    hence, the fine and soft powder of any substance; as, flour
    of emery; flour of mustard.
    {Flour bolt}, in milling, a gauze-covered, revolving,
       cylindrical frame or reel, for sifting the flour from the
       refuse contained in the meal yielded by the stones.
    {Flour box} a tin box for scattering flour; a dredging box.
    {Flour} {dredge or dredger}, a flour box.
    {Flour dresser}, a mashine for sorting and distributing flour
       according to grades of fineness.
    {Flour mill}, a mill for grinding and sifting flour.
  2. \Flour\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Floured}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To grind and bolt; to convert into flour; as, to flour
    2. To sprinkle with flour.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing flour in your dream, symbolizes a frugal but happy way of life. It also indicates hard work. This dream symbol may also be a pun on "flower".
Easton Bible Dictionary

Grain reduced to the form of meal is spoken of in the time of Abraham (Gen. 18:6). As baking was a daily necessity, grain was also ground daily at the mills (Jer. 25:10). The flour mingled with water was kneaded in kneading-troughs, and sometimes leaven (Ex. 12:34) was added and sometimes omitted (Gen. 19:3). The dough was then formed into thin cakes nine or ten inches in diameter and baked in the oven.

Fine flour was offered by the poor as a sin-offering (Lev. 5:11-13), and also in connection with other sacrifices (Num. 15:3-12; 28:7-29).

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