- 1 [uncountable, countable] a dry mass of very small fine pieces or grains chili powder lumps of chalk crushed to (a) fine white powder The snow was like powder. A wide range of cleaning fluids and powders is available. see also baking powder, curry powder, talcum powder
- 2[uncountable] a very fine, soft, dry substance that you can put on your face to make it look smooth and dry I only use lipstick and a little powder.
- 3[uncountable] = gunpowder Idioms
nounjump to other results
to remain ready for a possible emergency
keep your powder dry (old-fashioned)jump to other results
to leave suddenly; to run away
take a powder (informal)jump to other results