Curry definition

kûrē, kŭrē
The definition of curry is to flavor with a special blend of hot spices, or to groom a horse with a special comb, or to cure tanned leather.

When you cook chicken with a special blend of Indian spices, this is an example of when you curry the chicken.

When you tan the leather hide of an animal, this is an example of when you curry.

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Curry is defined as a strong spice mixture usually containing turmeric, or is an Indian dish cooked with a strong spice mixture.

A meat and rice dish with a special spicy blend of turmeric and other spices is an example of curry.

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To groom (a horse) with a currycomb.
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To prepare (tanned hides) for use, as by soaking or coloring.
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A sauce or relish typically made with cumin, coriander, turmeric, and other spices.
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A dish seasoned with curry.
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Curry powder.
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To season (food) with curry.
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To use a currycomb on.
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To prepare (tanned leather) by soaking, scraping, cleaning, beating, etc.
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To beat or flog.
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A dish, as a kind of stew or a sauce, prepared with curry powder.
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To prepare with curry powder.
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One of a family of dishes originating from South Asian cuisine, flavoured by a spiced sauce.
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A spiced sauce or relish, especially one flavoured with curry powder.
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Curry powder.
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To cook or season with curry powder.
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To groom (a horse); to dress or rub down a horse with a curry comb.
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To dress (leather) after it is tanned by beating, rubbing, scraping and colouring.
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To beat, thrash; to drub.
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To try to win or gain (favour) by flattering.
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(computing) To perform currying upon.
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1662, Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue Two)

All these shots shall curry or finish their ranges in times equal to each other.

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A family name of Irish origin, from Ó Comhraidhe.
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curry favor
  • To seek or gain favor by fawning or flattery.
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curry favor
  • to try to win favor by flattery, fawning, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
curry
Plural:
curries

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of curry

  • Middle English curreien from Anglo-Norman curreier to arrange, curry from Vulgar Latin conrēdāre Latin com- com- Vulgar Latin -rēdāre to make ready (of Germanic origin reidh- in Indo-European roots) Curry favor, by folk etymology from Middle English currayen favel from Old French correier fauvel to curry a fallow-colored horse, be hypocritical (from the fallow horse as a medieval symbol of deceit)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Tamil kaṟi

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1747 (as currey, first published recipe for the dish in English), from Tamil கறி (kari), influenced by existing Middle English cury (“cooking”), from French cuire (“to cook”) (from which also cuisine), from Vulgar Latin cocere, from Latin coquere, present active infinitive of coquō.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English currayen, from Old French correer 'to prepare', presumably from Vulgar Latin conredare, from com- (a form of con- 'together') + some Germanic base verb

    From Wiktionary

  • Possibly derived from currier, a common 16-18th century form of courier, as if to ride post, to post. Possibly influenced by scurry.

    From Wiktionary

  • Earlier cury found in 1390 cookbook Forme of Cury (Forms of Cooking) by court chefs of Richard II of England.

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  • From Haskell Curry, a computer scientist

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