Powder vs Rouge - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between powder and rouge

is that powder is the fine particles to which any dry substance is reduced by pounding, grinding, or triturating, or into which it falls by decay; dust while rouge is red or pink makeup to add colour to the cheeks; blusher.

As verbs the difference between powder and rouge

is that powder is to reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder while rouge is to apply rouge (makeup).

As a adjective rouge is

of a reddish pink colour.

powder

English

Alternative forms

* powdre (obsolete)

Noun

  • The fine particles to which any dry substance is reduced by pounding, grinding, or triturating, or into which it falls by decay; dust.
  • * (rfdate) (William Shakespeare):
  • Grind their bones to powder small.
  • A mixture of fine dry, sweet-smelling particles applied to the face or other body parts, to reduce shine or to alleviate chaffing.
  • * 1912 , :
  • She was redolent of violet sachet powder, and had warm, soft, white hands, but she danced divinely, moving as smoothly as the tide coming in.
  • An explosive mixture used in gunnery, blasting, etc.; gunpowder.
  • (informal) Light, dry, fluffy snow.
  • Derived terms

    * Atlas powder * baking powder * Bolivian marching powder * powder blue * powder burn * powder down * powder-down feather * powder-down patch * powder hose * powder hoy * powder magazine * powder mine * powder monkey * powder post * powder puff * powder room * take a powder

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder.
  • To sprinkle with powder, or as with powder.
  • to powder the hair
  • * (rfdate) :
  • A circling zone thou seest / Powdered with stars.
  • To be reduced to powder; to become like powder.
  • Some salts powder easily.
  • To use powder on the hair or skin.
  • She paints and powders .
  • To sprinkle with salt; to corn, as meat.
  • Synonyms

    * (to reduce to fine particles) pound, grind, comminute, pulverize, triturate

    rouge

    English

    (wikipedia rouge)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of a reddish pink colour.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Red or pink makeup to add colour to the cheeks; blusher.
  • * '>citation
  • Any reddish pink colour.
  • (Canadian football) A single point awarded when a team kicks the ball out of its opponent's end zone, or when a kicked ball becomes dead within the non-kicking team's end zone. Etymology uncertain; it is thought that in the early years of the sport, a red flag indicated that a single had been scored.
  • In the Eton College field game, a five-point score awarded for kicking the ball so that it deflects off one of the opposing players and goes beyond the opposition's end of the pitch, and then touching the ball.
  • (chemistry, archaic) A red amorphous powder consisting of ferric oxide, used in polishing and as a cosmetic; crocus; jeweller's rouge.
  • Synonyms

    * (makeup) blush

    Verb

    (roug)
  • To apply rouge (makeup).
  • She rouged her face before setting out for the party.

    Derived terms

    * jeweller's rouge

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