• WordNet 3.6
    • n ingredient a component of a mixture or compound
    • n ingredient an abstract part of something "jealousy was a component of his character","two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony","the grammatical elements of a sentence","a key factor in her success","humor: an effective ingredient of a speech"
    • n ingredient food that is a component of a mixture in cooking "the recipe lists all the fixings for a salad"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Talc was used by cavemen 15,000 years ago as an ingredient added to make paint
    • a Ingredient Entering as, or forming, an ingredient or component part. "Acts where no sin is ingredient ."
    • n Ingredient That which enters into a compound, or is a component part of any combination, recipe, or mixture; an element; a constituent. "By way of analysis we may proceed from compounds to ingredients .""Water is the chief ingredient in all the animal fluids and solids."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite
    • ingredient Entering as a component part; constituent.
    • n ingredient A person entering; an incomer.
    • n ingredient That which enters into a compound, or is a component part of a compound or mixture; one of the elements of a combination or composition, as a dish, drink, or medicine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coca-Cola contained Coca (whose active ingredient is cocaine) from 1885 to 1903.
    • n Ingredient in-grē′di-ent that which enters into compound: a component part of anything.
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  • Jeremy Taylor
    “Every act of virtue is an ingredient unto reward.”
  • John A. Appleman
    John A. Appleman
    “I have heard it said that the first ingredient of success -- the earliest spark in the dreaming youth -- if this; dream a great dream.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “Envy among other ingredients has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good-fortune.”
  • Freya Stark
    Freya Stark
    “Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life, and to dose it rightly is an art like any other.”
  • Denis Waitley
    “Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. ingrédient, L. ingrediens, -entis, entering into, p. pr. of ingredi, p. p. ingressus, to go into, to enter; pref. in-, in + gradi, to walk, go. See Grade
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. ingrediens, -entis, pr.p. of ingrediin, into, gradi, to enter.


In literature:

Sympathy, Knowledge and Poise seem the three ingredients most needed in forming the gentle man.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
The Rabbis allowed the aforementioned ingredients to be used for the Sabbath fires, though not for the Sabbath lamps.
"The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII." by Various
There he finds men whose only notion of country life is what he would hold to be utterly destitute of all its ingredients.
"Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, No. 23, February, 1873, Vol. XI. No. 23." by Various
For sweet muffins sift 1/4 cup sugar with dry ingredients.
"The New Dr. Price Cookbook" by Anonymous
Most of the ingredients came right from our garden.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
When all the ingredients are quite tender rub them through a sieve.
"The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book" by Thomas R. Allinson
Put together the same as mayonnaise dressing, adding the chopped ingredients the last thing.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
The genius of Rejane is a kind of finesse: it is a flavour, and all the ingredients of the dish may be named without defining it.
"Plays, Acting and Music" by Arthur Symons
Many of you know, and all of you ought to know, that the principal ingredients of nearly all our foods are starch and albumen.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 484, April 11, 1885" by Various
Cream the butter, add sugar, apple sauce, dry ingredients, and seeded raisins.
"Everyday Foods in War Time" by Mary Swartz Rose

In poetry:

(Aloud with much ceremony)
Chivalry is an ingredient
Sadly lacking in our land;
Sir, I am your most obedient,
Most obedient to command!
"The Sorcerer: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Nor shun, my soul, The genial bowl,
Where mirth, good-nature, spirit flow;
Ingredients these Above to please
The laughing gods, the wise below.
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
But you, of learning, and religion,
And virtue, and such ingredients, have made
A mithridate, whose operation
Keeps off, or cures, what can be done or said.
"To The Countess Of Bedford I" by John Donne
Pursue the search, and you will find
Good sense and knowledge of mankind
To be at least expedient,
And, after summing all the rest,
Religion ruling in the breast
A principal ingredient.
"Friendship" by William Cowper
At length fatigu'd with idle prating,
With contradiction and debating;
It was propos'd, and straight agreed,
A new-form'd monarch should succeed,
And each, to make the plan expedient,
Should of offer some DIVINE ingredient.
"The Origin of Cupid -- A Fable" by Mary Darby Robinson

In news:

Recipe Courtesy Chef Joe Russo Ingredients.
Nearly every ingredient at the Farm Table is sourced from within 50 miles of the restaurant.
"The slower you allow the dough to rise, the better the loaf will taste," Stager said as he mixed ingredients for his next batch.
Here are your ingredients, and keep in mind you're serving six here.
Global warming didn't brew superstorm, but it might have heated up key ingredients.
The Secret Ingredient That Makes Cupcakes, Cookies and Popcorn Taste Outrageous.
Perhaps, like me, you love playing around in the kitchen with ingredients like Tahitian vanilla beans and black truffle salt.
Astronomers have spotted molecules of glycolaldehyde, a simple sugar that is one of the ingredients in the formation of RNA, orbiting a star some 400 light years away.
It is also the main ingredient in this Turkish salad, which is the perfect vegetarian side dish to serve at a BBQ.
The dish is slow-cooked in large batches and has a history of containing some pretty weird ingredients.
Grocery stores are positioning their generic brands alongside name brands, using more colorful packaging and better ingredients.
What's the special ingredient in Vinegar Hill House's Caesar salad .
"It's the same ingredients, but they're in soup," said Cesare Casella, chef-owner at Salumeria Rosi Parmacotta.
In mixing bowl whisk together dressing ingredients until well combined.
Combine all the ingredients in a large, ovenproof casserole dish.

In science:

Integrable theory provides two ingredients for a Melnikov analysis: (1).
Melnikov Analysis for Singularly Perturbed DSII Equation
The Bicron 517L liquid scintillator, also used in the prototype, is a mineral oil with Pseudocumene as the active ingredient.
The CDF MiniPlug Calorimeters
The latter problem was successfully studied in the work by Fyodorov and Khoruzhenko and we discuss in subsection 2.2 the main ingredients of their solution.
Random Matrices close to Hermitian or unitary: overview of methods and results
The main ingredient in the proof of Theorem 4.9 is the ring homomorphism ΘJ : KGJ ×C× q (ZJ ) → Ka .
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
Another ingredient we use in the proof of Shalev’s conjecture (for q fixed) is precise estimates on proportions of regular semisimple elements (proved via generating functions).
Derangements in simple and primitive groups