See also: Curry

EnglishEdit

 
Fish head curry, a popular dish in Singapore
 
The title page of a 1780 reprint of the 1390 work Forme of Cury

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) enPR: kŭrʹē, IPA(key): /ˈkʌ.ɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkʌ.ɹi/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /kɜ.ɹi/
  • Rhymes: -ʌri

Etymology 1Edit

1747 (as currey, first published recipe for the dish in English[1][2]), from Tamil கறி (kaṟi), influenced by existing Middle English cury (cooking),[2] from Middle French cuyre (to cook) (from which also cuisine), from Vulgar Latin cocere, from Latin coquere, present active infinitive of coquō.

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

NounEdit

curry (countable and uncountable, plural curries)

  1. One of a family of dishes originating from South Asian cuisine, flavoured by a spiced sauce.
    Synonym: Ruby Murray (rhyming slang)
  2. A spiced sauce or relish, especially one flavoured with curry powder.
  3. Curry powder.
    Synonym: curry powder
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VerbEdit

curry (third-person singular simple present curries, present participle currying, simple past and past participle curried)

  1. (transitive) To cook or season with curry powder.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English currayen, from Old French correer (to prepare), presumably from Vulgar Latin *conredare, from Latin com- (a form of con- (with; together)) + a verb derived from Proto-Germanic *raidaz. More at ready.

VerbEdit

curry (third-person singular simple present curries, present participle currying, simple past and past participle curried)

  1. (transitive) To groom (a horse); to dress or rub down a horse with a curry comb.
    • (Can we date this quote by Beaumont and Fletcher and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Your short horse is soon curried.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 11, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      One day I was out in the barn and he drifted in. I was currying the horse and he set down on the wheelbarrow and begun to ask questions.
  2. (transitive) To dress (leather) after it is tanned by beating, rubbing, scraping and colouring.
  3. (transitive) To beat, thrash; to drub.
    • (Can we date this quote by Beaumont and Fletcher and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      I have seen him curry a fellow's carcass handsomely.
    • 1663, Hudibras, by Samuel Butler, part 1, canto 1
      [] By setting brother against brother / To claw and curry one another.
  4. (transitive) To try to win or gain (favour) by flattering.
Usage notesEdit

The sense "To win or gain favour" is most frequently used in the phrases "to curry favour (with)" and "to curry [someone's] favour".

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Etymology 3Edit

Named after American mathematician Haskell Curry.

VerbEdit

curry (third-person singular simple present curries, present participle currying, simple past and past participle curried)

  1. (transitive, computing) To perform currying upon.
    • 2011, Zachary Kessin, Programming HTML5 Applications: Building Powerful Cross-Platform Environments in JavaScript, "O'Reilly Media, Inc." (→ISBN), page 21:
      The easiest way to curry parameters is to create a function that takes a parameter block and returns a function that will call the original function with the presupplied parameters as defaults [] .
    • 2015, Leonardo Borges, Clojure Reactive Programming, Packt Publishing Ltd (→ISBN), page 194:
      Next, we curry the avg function to 3 arguments and put it into an option.
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Etymology 4Edit

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

VerbEdit

curry (third-person singular simple present curries, present participle currying, simple past and past participle curried)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To scurry; to ride or run hastily
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To cover (a distance); (of a projectile) to traverse (its range).
    • 1608, George Chapman, The Conspiracie, and Tragedie of Charles Duke of Byron 2.245
      I am not hee that can ... by midnight leape my horse, curry seauen miles.
    • 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.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To hurry.
    • 1676, Andrew Marvell, Mr. Smirke 34
      A sermon is soon curryed over.

Etymology 5Edit

NounEdit

curry (plural curries)

  1. Obsolete form of quarry.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English curry.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

curry m (plural curry's, diminutive curry'tje n)

  1. the spicy condiment curry powder
    Synonyms: kerrie, kerriepoeder
  2. a curry dish
    Synonym: kerrieschotel
  3. curry ketchup
    Synonym: curryketchup

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FinnishEdit

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NounEdit

curry

  1. south Asian spice mix, curry powder, curry paste
  2. a dish made using this spice mixture, curry (dish)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of curry (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative curry curryt
genitive curryn curryjen
partitive currya curryja
illative curryyn curryihin
singular plural
nominative curry curryt
accusative nom. curry curryt
gen. curryn
genitive curryn curryjen
partitive currya curryja
inessive curryssa curryissa
elative currysta curryista
illative curryyn curryihin
adessive currylla curryilla
ablative currylta curryilta
allative currylle curryille
essive curryna curryina
translative curryksi curryiksi
instructive curryin
abessive currytta curryitta
comitative curryineen
Possessive forms of curry (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person curryni currymme
2nd person currysi currynne
3rd person currynsa

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English curry.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

curry m (plural currys)

  1. curry

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

curry m (invariable)

  1. curry; curry powder

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

curry m (uncountable)

  1. curry powder (mixture of spices used in Asian cooking)
  2. curry (dish made with curry powder)

RomanianEdit

 
curry

NounEdit

curry m (uncountable)

  1. curry powder (mixture of spices)
  2. curry (dish)

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

curry m (plural currys)

  1. curry

SwedishEdit

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NounEdit

curry c (uncountable)

  1. a curry
  2. curry powder

DeclensionEdit

Declension of curry 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative curry curryn
Genitive currys curryns