Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » S » Star-thistle ... Stash

STARCH

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does starch mean? 

STARCH (noun)
  The noun STARCH has 1 sense:

1. a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles

  Familiarity information: STARCH used as a noun is very rare.


STARCH (verb)
  The verb STARCH has 1 sense:

1. stiffen with starch

  Familiarity information: STARCH used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STARCH (noun)


Sense 1starch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

amylum; starch

Hypernyms ("starch" is a kind of...):

polyose; polysaccharide (any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "starch"):

arum (starch resembling sago that is obtained from cuckoopint root)

cassava; cassava starch; manioc; manioca (a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics)

arrowroot (a nutritive starch obtained from the root of the arrowroot plant)

cornflour; cornstarch (starch prepared from the grains of corn; used in cooking as a thickener)

sago (powdery starch from certain sago palms; used in Asia as a food thickener and textile stiffener)

amyloid (a non-nitrogenous food substance consisting chiefly of starch; any substance resembling starch)

Otaheite arrowroot; Otaheite arrowroot starch (a starch obtained from the root of the pia)


STARCH (verb)


Sense 1starch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stiffen with starch

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

starch clothes

Hypernyms (to "starch" is one way to...):

stiffen (make stiff or stiffer)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Hope for the best, expect the worst." (English proverb)

"A man must make his own arrows." (Native American proverb, Winnebago)

"He who walks slowly arrives first." (Arabic proverb)

"The best helmsmen stand on shore" (Dutch proverb)

 STARCH: related words searches 

 Related FAQs: 
» STARCH

Page delivered in 0.1299 seconds