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Gravity
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Gravy definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GRA'VY, n. The fat and other liquid matter that drips from flesh in roasting, or when roasted or baked, or a mixture of that juice with flour.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a sauce made by adding stock, flour, or other ingredients to the juice and fat that drips from cooking meats
2: the seasoned but not thickened juices that drip from cooking meats; often a little water is added [syn: gravy, pan gravy]
3: a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line" [syn: boom, bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna from heaven, windfall, bunce]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural gravies) Etymology: Middle English gravey, from Anglo-French gravé broth, stew Date: 14th century 1. a sauce made from the thickened and seasoned juices of cooked meat 2. a. something additional or unexpected that is pleasing or valuable <with expenses now paid, future money is pure gravy — K. Crossen> b. unearned or illicit gain ; graft V

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 a the juices exuding from meat during and after cooking. b a dressing or sauce for food, made from these or from other materials, e.g. stock. 2 sl. unearned or unexpected money. Phrases and idioms: gravy-boat a boat-shaped vessel for serving gravy. gravy train sl. a source of easy financial benefit. Etymology: ME, perh. from a misreading as gravé of OF grané, prob. f. grain spice: see GRAIN

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gravy Gra"vy, n.; pl. Gravies. [OE. greavie; prob. fr. greaves, graves, the sediment of melted tallow. See Greaves.] 1. The juice or other liquid matter that drips from flesh in cooking, made into a dressing for the food when served up. 2. Liquid dressing for meat, fish, vegetables, etc.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(gravies) Gravy is a sauce made from the juices that come from meat when it cooks. N-MASS

Moby Thesaurus

Colbert, Smitane, Soubise, Trinkgeld, allemande, bonus, bonus system, bounty, bourguignonne, bribe, brown sauce, buried treasure, consideration, cream sauce, discovery, donative, double time, egg sauce, espagnole, fee, find, finding, foundling, fringe benefit, gratuity, grease, honorarium, incentive pay, inducement, lagniappe, largess, liberality, marinara, mole, overtime pay, palm oil, paprika sauce, pepper sauce, perks, perquisite, perquisites, poulette, pourboire, premium, roux, salve, shallot sauce, solatium, something extra, sportula, sweetener, tip, treasure trove, trouvaille, trove, waifs, waifs and strays, windfall, windfall money, windfall profit




 


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