kosher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj kosher conforming to dietary laws "kosher meat","a kosher kitchen"
    • adj kosher proper or legitimate
    • n kosher food that fulfills the requirements of Jewish dietary law
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher
    • Kosher Ceremonially clean, according to Jewish law; -- applied to food, esp. to meat of animals slaughtered according to the requirements of Jewish law. Opposed to tref. For food to be officially kosher, it must be certified fit to eat by a Rabbi, according to Jewish ritual law; as, kosher food.
    • Kosher Genuine.
    • n Kosher Kosher food; also, a kosher shop.
    • Kosher Proper; seemly; appropriate; legitimate; as, it's not kosher to do it that way.
    • Kosher the practise of adherence to the Jewish ritual law; used mostly in the phrase keep kosher v. i..
    • v. t Kosher To prepare in conformity with the requirements of the Jewish law, as meat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • kosher Pure; clean; lawful; conforming to the requirements of the Talmud: used by Hebrews: as, kosher bread, kosher meat, etc.: opposed to tref.
    • kosher To make ‘kosher,’ or ceremonially correct.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Kosher kō′shėr pure, clean, according to the Jewish ordinances—as of meat killed and prepared by Jews.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
heb. koshër, fit, proper
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Heb., from yāshar, to be right.

Usage

In literature:

The brave rabbi closed the kosher meat stores and took ship's leave.
"Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date" by Anonymous
This back yard opens into Bell's Alley; the yard next door opens into Kosher Court.
"The Uttermost Farthing" by R. Austin Freeman
Some are specially made for the Jewish trade and called Kosher Gouda.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
Kosher law refers to special Jewish laws.
"Short Stories of Various Types" by Various
She helps an aunt who conducts a little kosher delicatessen shop in a Hester-st. basement.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
The cat took the kosher meat.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
He was taken to the residence part of the house, and Letizia served him with tea and things Kosher.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Something feels very non-kosher here.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
Why, we get the Co-operative Kosher Society to start with.
"The Grandchildren of the Ghetto" by Israel Zangwill
She eats "just kosher" and is very learned.
"Stories and Pictures" by Isaac Loeb Peretz
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In poetry:

Sleep, like a bunco artist, rubbed it in,
Sold me his ten-cent oil stocks, though he knew
It was a Kosher trick to take the tin
When I was such an easy thing to do;
For any centenarian can see
To ring a bull's-eye when he shoots at me.
"The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt and Parmesan cheese.
I said that hechsher is Yiddish for Kosher, Arieh says it's not, it's Hebrew.
Yishai and Malkah are joined by celebrity Kosher chef Jamie Geller to discuss her organization along with her family's upcoming Aliyah to Israel.
Pretzel salt to top pretzels with (or sesame seeds, kosher salt, sea salt, etc).
An Emmy Nomination for the Kosher Porky Pig: 'Looney Tunes' ' Bob Bergen .
Kosher cheese company bidding for recovery after Sandy.
Kosher salt, to season turkey breast .
Finding the best places to get your hands on kosher meat can be tricky.
Large pinch kosher salt, more to taste.
1 Tbs Turmeric 1 Tbs Curry poewder 1 tsp kosher salt.
Sea salt or kosher salt 2 tsp.
Kosher or sea salt, plus additional if necessary.
'Helen Nash's New Kosher Cuisine '.
Delsen's Kosher Gourmet Delicatessen 43 E Main St, Bay Shore.
It serves a complete menu of kosher Jewish deli food.
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In science:

This definition is kosher since τ is tracial.
Three lectures on free probability
Words in K are called kosher and words in Z are called zero words.
Recursive spectra of strongly minimal theories satisfying the Zilber trichotomy
To make this recursive, we need a recursive procedure that determines whether a kosher word is a zero word.
Recursive spectra of strongly minimal theories satisfying the Zilber trichotomy
On the other hand, a kosher word is non-zero if and only if t belongs to its image, which is also defined by an existential formula in the same recursive model.
Recursive spectra of strongly minimal theories satisfying the Zilber trichotomy
Therefore, the collection of kosher words of length n which are zero words is uniformly recursive, giving us a way to determine which words of length n + 1 are kosher, demonstrating that both K and Z are recursive subsets of W .
Recursive spectra of strongly minimal theories satisfying the Zilber trichotomy
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