HyperDic: preparation

English > 8 senses of the word preparation:
NOUNactpreparation, readyingthe activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
substancepreparation, formulationa substance prepared according to a formula
cognitionpreparation, planning, provisionthe cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening / happening
statepreparation, readiness, preparednessthe state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
communicationpreparation(music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord
actpreparation, training, groomingactivity leading to skilled behavior
actpreparation, homework, preppreparatory school work done outside school / school (especially at home)
actpreparation, cooking, cookerythe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
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English > preparation: 8 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose.
Example"preparations for the ceremony had begun"
NarrowerdeploymentThe distribution of forces in preparation for battle or work
fire controlpreparation for the delivery of shellfire on a target
groundworkpreliminary preparation as a basis or foundation
makereadyfinal preparation and adjustments
planningAn act of formulating a program for a definite course of action
primingThe act of making something ready
turnaround, turnroundAct or process of unloading / unloading and loading and servicing a vessel or aircraft for a return trip
warm-up, tune-up, prolusionExercising in preparation for strenuous activity
warm upPerforming mild exercises to prepare for some more strenuous activity
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Verbspreparemake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
English > preparation: 8 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA substance prepared according to a formula.
Example"the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine"
Narrowercleansing agent, cleanser, cleanerA preparation used in cleaning something
glycerinated gelatinA gelatinous preparation made from gelatin and glycerin and water
nebulaA medicinal liquid preparation intended for use in an atomizer
polishA preparation used in polishing
smelling saltsA pungent preparation of ammonium carbonate and perfume
starchA commercial preparation of starch that is used to stiffen textile fabrics in laundering
Broadercompound, chemical compound(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
Spanishformulación, preparación
Catalanformulació, preparació
English > preparation: 8 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening / happening.
Synonymsplanning, provision
Narroweragreement, arrangementThe thing arranged or agreed to
applecartThe planning that is disrupted when someone 'upsets the applecart'
calculation, deliberationplanning something carefully and intentionally
mens rea, malice aforethought(law) criminal intent
premeditation, forethoughtplanning or plotting in advance of acting
Broaderthinking, thought, thought process, cerebration, intellection, mentationThe process of using your mind to consider something carefully
English > preparation: 8 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningThe state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action).
Example "their preparation was more than adequate"
Synonymsreadiness, preparedness
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
AttributesreadyCompletely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress
unreadynot prepared or in a state of readiness
Narroweralert, qui vivecondition of heightened watchfulness or preparation / preparation for action
readypoised for action / action
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
Spanishdisponibilidad, preparación
Verbspreparemake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
English > preparation: 8 senses > noun 5, communication
Meaning(music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord.
Example"the resolution of one dissonance is often the preparation for another dissonance"
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Broaderharmony, musical harmonyThe structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
Oppositeresolution(music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord
Verbspreparelead up to and soften by sounding the dissonant note in it as a consonant note in the preceding chord
English > preparation: 8 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningActivity leading to skilled behavior.
Synonymstraining, grooming
Narrowerathletic trainingThe course of practice and exercise and diet undertaken by an athlete
disciplinetraining to improve strength or self-control
drill(military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms
exercise, practice, drill, practice session, recitationSystematic training by multiple repetitions
military trainingtraining soldiers in military procedures
retrainingtraining for a new occupation
schoolingThe training of an animal (especially the training of a horse for dressage)
skull session, skull practiceteaching strategy to an athletic team
toilet trainingTraining a young child to use the toilet
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishenseñanza, entrenamiento, formación, preparación
Catalanformació, preparació
Verbspreparecreate by training and teaching
prepareeducate for a future role or function
English > preparation: 8 senses > noun 7, act
Meaningpreparatory school work done outside school / school (especially at home).
Synonymshomework, prep
Part ofeducation, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activityThe activities of educating / educating or instructing
Broaderschool assignment, schoolworkA school task performed by a student to satisfy the teacher
Spanishdeberes, deber, tarea, tareas escolares
Catalandeure, deures
Verbsprepareundergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession
English > preparation: 8 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat.
Example "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
Synonymscooking, cookery
Category ofChinese brown sauce, brown sauceA sauce based on soy sauce
Jewish rye bread, Jewish rye(Judaism) bread made with rye flour
alcoholize, alcoholisemake alcoholic, as by fermenting
alcoholize, alcoholisetreat or infuse with alcohol
bakecook and make edible by putting in a hot oven
barbeque, barbecue, cook outcook outdoors on a barbecue grill
basteCover with liquid / liquid before cooking
beat, scrambleStir vigorously
blanch, parboilcook (vegetables) briefly
boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrateBe cooked until very little liquid / liquid is left
braisecook in liquid / liquid
breadCover with bread crumbs
brinesoak in brine
broil, oven broilcook under a broiler
brownfry in a pan until it changes color / color
bruiseBreak up into small pieces for food preparation
butterflycut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking
can, tin, put uppreserve in a can or tin / tin
caramelize, carameliseconvert to caramel
caramelize, carameliseBe converted into caramel
challah, hallah(Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast
char, blacken, sear, scorchBurn slightly and superficially so as to affect color / color
churnStir (cream) vigorously in order to make butter
clarifymake clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating
coddlecook in nearly boiling water
concoct, cook upPrepare or cook by mixing ingredients
conservepreserve with sugar
cookPrepare a hot meal
cornpreserve with salt
creammake creamy by beating
crispen, toast, crispmake brown and crisp by heating
crumbcoat with bread crumbs
curry(East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice
curryseason with a mixture / mixture of spices
deep-fat-fryfry in deep fat
devilcoat or stuff with a spicy paste
dredgeCover before cooking
dressput a dressing on
duncure by salting
eggcoat / coat with beaten egg
farce, stuffFill with a stuffing while cooking
fillet, filetcut into filets / filets
firebake in a kiln so as to harden
flourCover with flour
fortifyadd nutrients to
french-fry, deep-frycook by immersing / immersing in fat
fricasseemake a fricassee of by cooking
frizzlefry something until it curls and becomes crisp
frost, icedecorate with frosting
frycook on a hot surface using fat
gingeradd ginger / ginger to in order to add flavor
griddlecook on a griddle
grillcook over a grill
hibachicook over a hibachi grill
jugstew in an earthenware jug
lardPrepare or cook with lard
marinade, marinatesoak in marinade
maskCover with a sauce
microwave, micro-cook, zap, nukecook or heat in a microwave oven
ovenbakebake in an oven
overboilBoil excessively
pan-broilbroil in a pan
pan-fryfry in a pan
pan roastroast in a pan
pepperadd pepper to
picklepreserve in a pickling liquid / liquid
precookcook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long
pressure-cookcook in a pressure cooker
puree, strainrub through a strainer or process in an electric blender
put onput on the stove or ready for cooking
reduce, boil down, concentratecook until very little liquid / liquid is left
ricesieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice
roastcook with dry heat, usually in an oven
saltpreserve with salt
saltadd salt to
sauceDress (food) with a relish
sautefry briefly over high heat
savor, savourGive taste to
season, flavor, flavourlend flavor to
shirrbake (eggs) in their shells until they are set
simmerBoil slowly at low temperature
sousecook in a marinade
spatchcockPrepare for eating if or as if a spatchcock
spike, lace, fortifyadd alcohol to (beverages)
splatSplit open and flatten for cooking
squid, calamari, calamary(Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food
steamcook something by letting steam pass over it
stewcook slowly and for a long time in liquid / liquid
stir fryfry very quickly over high heat
trussTie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it
try, rendermelt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities
whip up, whomp upPrepare or cook quickly or hastily
whisk, whipWhip with or as if with a wire whisk
zest, spice, spice upadd herbs or spices / spices to
PartsseasoningThe act of adding a seasoning to food
tenderization, tenderisationThe act of making meat tender by pounding or marinating it
Narrowerbakingcooking by dry heat in an oven
boiling, stewing, simmeringcooking in a liquid / liquid that has been brought to a boil
braisingcooking slowly in fat in a closed pot with little moisture
broil, broiling, grillingcooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill)
cuisine, culinary artThe practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared
frying, sauteingcooking in fat or oil in a pan or griddle
fusion cookingcooking that combines ingredients and techniques and seasonings from different cuisines
percolationThe act of making coffee in a percolator
poachingcooking in simmering liquid / liquid
roastingcooking (meat) by dry heat in an oven (usually with fat added)
toasting, browningcooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grill
Broaderchange of stateThe act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics / characteristics
Spanishcocción, cocina
Catalancocció, cocción, cuina
Verbsprepareprepare for eating by applying heat

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