• WordNet 3.6
    • n recipe directions for making something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, the first cookbook was published in 1796 and it contained a recipes for watermelon rind pickles
    • n Recipe A formulary or prescription for making some combination, mixture, or preparation of materials; a receipt.
    • Recipe a method or procedure for accomplishing a goal by defined steps; -- implying a high probability of achieving the goal; as, a recipe for success. Also used in a negative sense, as, a recipe for disaster.
    • Recipe a prescription for medicine.
    • Recipe a set of directions for preparing food from its ingredients.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1998, Ten Speed Press publishing company published a book, "The Eat A Bug Cookbook" by David George Gordon that contains over 33 bug recipes
    • recipe Take: a Latin imperative used (commonly abbreviated R. or ℞) at the beginning of physicians' prescriptions, as formerly and in part still written in Latin.
    • n recipe A formula for the compounding of a remedy, with directions for its use, written by a physician; a medical prescription.
    • n recipe A prescribed formula in general, but especially one having some relation or resemblance to a medical prescription; a receipt.
    • n recipe Synonyms Receipt, etc. See reception.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Heinz first started making ketchup in 1876 and the recipe has remained the same ever since
    • n Recipe res′i-pē a medical prescription: any formula for the preparation of a compound: a receipt
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  • Andre Maurois
    “A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.”
  • Jane Austen
    “A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.”
  • Carl Jung
    “The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “One recipe for a longer life; Never exceed the speed limit.”
  • Frank Shorter
    Frank Shorter
    “You don't run twenty-six miles at five minutes a mile on good looks and a secret recipe.”


Recipe for disaster - A recipe for disaster is a mixture of people and events that could only possibly result in trouble.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., imperative of recipere, to take back, take in, receive. See Receive
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., lit. 'take,' the first word of a medical prescription, imper. of recipĕre.


In literature:

The following invaluable literary recipes have been most kindly forwarded by the celebrated Ude.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
The wonderful remedy was made from a very old recipe handed down from ancient times.
"Raggedy Andy Stories" by Johnny Gruelle
One-half of above recipes for small family.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
This recipe has been floating around the press for years.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 1, January 5, 1884." by Various
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
It was the excitement of the adventure brewing for our drinking according to Sebright's recipe.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Regarding the recipe, it depends upon its nature.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
The other day, says an exchange, we came across the following recipe for making ink in an English archaeological journal.
"The Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56, No. 2, January 12, 1884" by Various
She had cooked a cheap cut of beef from a recipe in the cook-book, and that was drying up by the side of the soup.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
This is a valuable recipe, and is not known, the writer believes, outside of his practice.
"French Polishing and Enamelling" by Richard Bitmead
Old Hartley gave me the recipe for that.
"Great Possessions" by Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
She gives all kinds of recipes for what one should do.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
You see, Eliza is going to teach me to make lots of things, so I've quite a big book for recipes.
"Marjorie at Seacote" by Carolyn Wells
Anyway, I'm going to try his recipe.
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
He also wrote a recipe for some medicine, to be procured at the apothecary's.
"Oscar" by Walter Aimwell
In the Sloane MS. occurs another recipe for the same purpose.
"Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages" by Julia De Wolf Addison
After the sandwiches there was a bit of fruit cake made from the recipe handed down from the days of Grandfather Fletcher.
"The Shield of Silence" by Harriet T. Comstock
I have made the acid according to your directions, but the result of my manipulation of the recipe is a failure.
"Scientific American, Volume XXXVI., No. 8, February 24, 1877" by Various
The following recipe applies to all but the peaches.
"Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition)" by Anonymous
Reginald Scot gives a recipe for a charm to preserve cattle from witchcraft.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant

In poetry:

To skim the surface of knowledge,
And seldom its root to reach,
Is a recipe one may offer
To direct "How Not To Teach."
"Our Profession" by Jared Barhite
“It is fulfilled of precious spice,
Whereof I give the recipe;––
Take common dripping, stew in vice,
And serve with vertu; taste and see!
"A Ballad Of A Bun" by Sir Owen Seaman
A Christmas card that took your eye,
a recipe for a raisin pie,
the picture of a prairie town;
a young boy in cap and gown,
the spittin' image of his Dad,
when he was just a half-grown lad.
"Scrap Book" by Edna Jacues

In news:

You'll find Ted's recipe for Bruschetta with Strawberry & Tomato Sala d on our recipes page.
Automatic recipe control with internal material and recipe database.
In 120 recipes, Symon give solid recipes that showcase the protein in each dish.
The editors of America's Test Kitchen — describing most slow cooker recipes as "mediocre at best" — remodeled their premises to accommodate two dozen slow cookers that tested more than 1,500 recipes in a six month period.
Discover eating well - with healthy recipes, healthy eating, healthy cooking , healthy diet recipes, weight loss recipes and healthy menus from EatingWell Magazine.
How to Make Famous Top Restaurant Recipes at home: Copycat Secret Recipe Cookbook of over 200 dishes and more.
Recipe adapted from a recipe on submitted by KDPFISTER88.
Salmon Puffs by Laura Curtis of Hoboken are among recipes from New Jersey semi-finalists in Eggland's Best, Your Best Recipe Contest.
Recipe presented by Jared Diehl, Dayton, Virginia 2nd place winner at the Rockingham County Fair, Brunch for a Bunch Recipe Contest Honorable Mention at the Brunch for a Bunch Recipe Contest Finals.
I am wondering if anyone knows the recipe for the Lyncourt lemon iced biscotti is a softer biscotti with icing.
Skip the novels, grab a treasured recipe book and with favorite beverage in hand…slip away in to recipe heaven.
Recipe for Cold Pickled Beets from Yankee Magazine's collection of Pickles and Preserves recipes.
Take a recipe, any recipe, add pineapple, and presto.
Take a recipe, any recipe, add pineapple , and presto.
Mixologist Derek Brown shares his recipe for American Whiskey Punch , a cocktail recipe sure to make your next party the talk of the town.

In science:

Following the recipe, we take 1/ǫ terms as constraints.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Moreover, Dikpati and Charbonneau (1999) working with a BL type flux transport model with a similar recipe for buoyancy as our Model 2, reported a Td ∝ η0.22 dependence.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
Note that all algorithms for the different random number generators are taken from the Numerical Recipes .
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Num Recipes Notation() translates the internal structure of the matrix into a numerical recipes structure.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
The main difference lies in the starting number for counting arrays, i.e. zero for AMEGIC++ and one for the numerical recipes.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Amegic Notation() translates the numerical recipes structure back into the internal structure.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Flannery; Numerical Recipes in C, Cambridge University Press, 2.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
And we achieve this by using the recipe of de Finetti, which in our case materializes in the above definitions.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
So, for today we need those recipes which do not produce observable deviations when 1015 random numbers are used.
On the quality of random number generators with taps
We could apply some particular recipe of random number generation to calculation of the probabilities µi .
On the quality of random number generators with taps
Clearly, they would differ from µ because of the correlations in the recipe (1).
On the quality of random number generators with taps
Remark 2.2. — The proof gives a recipe how to construct symplectic fibrations (see ).
Simple examples of symplectic fourfolds with exotic properties
We are going to provide two recipes for constructing non-zero modules in M(w).
Infinite dimensional representations of canonical algebras
Collisional excitation and ionization due to electrons are accounted for but not the corresponding case of hydrogen collisions, since the available classical recipes (Drawin 1968) likely over-estimates their importance by several orders of magnitude.
Stellar abundance analyses in the light of 3D hydrodynamical model atmospheres
This is due to two effects: (1) our accretion recipe is fixed in order to reproduce the observed local mBH − σ∗ relation.
The formation of galaxy stellar cores by the hierarchical merging of supermassive black holes