curry: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kûr'ē, kur'ē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -ries, -ried, -ry•ing.
  1. a pungent dish of vegetables, onions, meat or fish, etc., flavored with various spices or curry powder, and often eaten with rice.
  2. any dish flavored with curry powder or the like: a lamb curry.
  3. See
  4. to rebuke, discipline, or criticize; harass.
  1. to cook or flavor (food) with curry powder or a similar combination of spices: to curry eggs.


Pronunciation: (kûr'ē, kur'ē), [key]
— -ried, -ry•ing.
  1. to rub and clean (a horse) with a currycomb.
  2. to dress (tanned hides) by soaking, scraping, beating, coloring, etc.
  3. to beat; thrash.
  4. to seek to advance oneself through flattery or fawning: His fellow workers despised him for currying favor with the boss.


Pronunciation: (kûr'ē, kur'ē), [key]
— n.
  1. 1949–94, British figure skater.
  2. 1897–1946, U.S. painter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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