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Definition of the noun leaven
What does leaven mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: leavens
- a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
- lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
- synonym of leaven: leavening
- more generic word: substance = a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties
- more specific terms:
- an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something
Alternative definition of the noun leaven
- Any agent used to make dough rise or to have a similar effect on baked goods.
Definition of the verb leaven
What does leaven mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: leavened | leavening | leavens
- cause to puff up with a leaven
- example: They leaven more bread
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] Lora buttered the toast [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme] Lora buttered the toast with unsalted butter
Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): aromatize, asphalt, bait, black, blanket, blindfold, board, bread, brick, bridle, bronze, butter, buttonhole, calk, cap, carpet, caulk, chrome, clay, cloak, cork, crown, diaper, dope, drug, feather, fence, flour, forest, frame, fuel, gag, garland, glaze, glove, graffiti, gravel, grease, groove, halter, harness, heel, ink, label, leash, lipstick, lubricate, mantle, mulch, muzzle, nickel, oil, ornament, paint, panel, paper, parquet, patch, pepper, perfume, plank, plaster, poison, polish, pomade, poster, postmark, powder, putty, robe, roof, rosin, rouge, rut, saddle, salt, salve, sand, seed, sequin, shawl, shingle, shoe, shutter, silver, slate, slipcover, sod, sole, spice, stain, starch, stopper, stress, string, stucco, sugar, sulphur, tag, tar, tarmac, tassel, thatch, ticket, tile, top, turf, varnish, veil, veneer, wallpaper, water, wax, whitewash, wreathe, yoke.
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonyms of leaven: prove / raise
- more generic terms: bring up / elevate / get up / lift / raise = raise from a lower to a higher position
- cause: prove / rise
Alternative definition of the verb leaven
- [transitive] To add a leavening agent.
- [transitive] To cause to rise by fermentation.
- [transitive, figuratively] To temper an action or decision.
"Leaven" is a book by Douglas Blackburn.
- also known as "Leaven: a black and white story"
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Leaven
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The Homiletic Review (1899)
The Leaven is the Gospel. It affords the only hope of the world's salvation, (a) Law can not accomplish this. Punishment has no reformatory virtue. The average prisoner, when releast from the penitentiary, is a more hardened criminal than ...
by Alejandro Roque Glez
1- Leviticus 2:11: Leaven is a symbol of corruption, forgery and degeneration. This ritual pointed directly at— centuries later—the future Church of Jesus Christ; that is, a human congregation which accepts the Son of God as Lord and Savior ...
by Richard Teachout
Since leaven is a critical component of fermentation, drinking alcoholic wine would violate the Jewish tradition and God's instructions for the Jews. Many Jews , in order to obey God's command, would press fresh grapes out into cups or pitchers ...
Returning to the Orthodoxy of the Church by Various Authors
the Leaven Being the Equivalent of the Apostate Church, Which Has Married the World The great tree is the equivalent of the high tower, and the woman with the leaven is the equivalent of the apostate church, which has married the world.
Church 3.0 (2010)
Upgrades for the Future of the Church by Neil Cole
Leaven is a catalyst when added to dough, causing it to rise (Luke 13:20–21). Only a small amount of the catalyst is needed because it maintains its own property and multiplies its influence. This chapter (and the next) focus on the catalytic ...
Leaven is the emblem of pride, malice, and hypocrisy, and honey of sensual pleasure. The former are directly opposed to the graces of humility, love, and sincerity, which God approves; the latter takes men from the exercises of devotion , and ...
by Charles Fillmore
leaven. Metaphysical. The “leaven” of the Pharisees and of Herod (Mark 8:15) represents limited thoughts. When we attempt to confine the divine law to the customary avenues of expression, and scoff at anything beyond, we are letting the ...
by Charles Fillmore
leavenThe leaven is the Truth. "The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, ...
Čium leaven + \óyos speech]. The sum of knowledge regarding fermentation. zymolysis (zi-molis-is) (Gr. £ leaven + ...
by W.E Vine, Rev Terry Kulakowski, Editor
“leaven, sour dough, in a high state of fermentation,” was used in general in making bread. It required time to fulfill the process. Hence, when food was required at short notice, unleavened cakes were used, e.g., Gen. 18:6; 19:3; Exod .
(fa leaven + ,Uos form]. Any ferment that may be pathogenic. Zwetschen-wasaer (tswet-chen-vos'ser) [Ger. " plum-water "]. A cordial or liquor prepared- in Germany from prunes. Zygal (zi'gal) [Gr. <vydi. yoke] . Shaped like ...
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Quotes about Leaven
A little leaven leavens a great mass.
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Scrabble value of L1E1A1V4E1N1
The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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