Powder vs Rouge - What's the difference?
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.
* powdre (obsolete)
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):
A mixture of fine dry, sweet-smelling particles applied to the face or other body parts, to reduce shine or to alleviate chaffing.
* 1912 , :
- Grind their bones to powder small.
An explosive mixture used in gunnery, blasting, etc.; gunpowder.
(informal) Light, dry, fluffy snow.
- 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.
* 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
To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder.
To sprinkle with powder, or as with powder.
* (rfdate) :
- to powder the hair
To be reduced to powder; to become like powder.
- A circling zone thou seest / Powdered with stars.
To use powder on the hair or skin.
- Some salts powder easily.
To sprinkle with salt; to corn, as meat.
- She paints and powders .
* (to reduce to fine particles) pound, grind, comminute, pulverize, triturate
Red or pink makeup to add colour to the cheeks; blusher.
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.
* (makeup) blush
To apply rouge (makeup).
- She rouged her face before setting out for the party.
* jeweller's rouge