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Definition 1: activity leading to skilled behavior - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for preparation in the sense of this definition

(preparation is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of preparation ) teaching strategy to an athletic team

(... is a kind of preparation ) the training of an animal (especially the training of a horse for dressage)

(... is a kind of preparation ) training for a new occupation

(... is a kind of preparation ) training soldiers in military procedures

(... is a kind of preparation ) systematic training by multiple repetitions

"practice makes perfect"

(... is a kind of preparation ) (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms

(... is a kind of preparation ) training to improve strength or self-control

(... is a kind of preparation ) the course of practice and exercise and diet undertaken by an athlete

(... is a kind of preparation ) training a young child to use the toilet

Definition 2: preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for preparation in the sense of this definition

(preparation is a kind of ...) a school task performed by a student to satisfy the teacher

(... is part of preparation) the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill

"he received no formal education" "our instruction was carefully programmed" "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"

Definition 3: the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose - [noun denoting act]

Samples where preparation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • preparations for the ceremony had begun

Synonyms for preparation in the sense of this definition

(preparation is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of preparation ) preparation for the delivery of shellfire on a target

(... is a kind of preparation ) act or process of unloading and loading and servicing a vessel or aircraft for a return trip

(... is a kind of preparation ) an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action

"the planning was more fun than the trip itself"

(... is a kind of preparation ) the act of making something ready

(... is a kind of preparation ) final preparation and adjustments

(... is a kind of preparation ) preliminary preparation as a basis or foundation

"we are prepared today because of groundwork that was done ten years ago"

(... is a kind of preparation ) the distribution of forces in preparation for battle or work

(... is a kind of preparation ) performing mild exercises to prepare for some more strenuous activity

"the singers have to warm up" "the marathon runner did not warm up and hurt himself"

(... is a kind of preparation ) exercising in preparation for strenuous activity

Definition 4: the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat - [noun denoting act]

Samples where preparation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cooking can be a great art
  • people are needed who have experience in cookery
  • he left the preparation of meals to his wife

Synonyms for preparation in the sense of this definition

(preparation is a kind of ...) the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

(... is a kind of preparation ) cooking by dry heat in an oven

(... is a kind of preparation ) cooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grill

"proper toasting should brown both sides of a piece of bread"

(... is a kind of preparation ) cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill)

(... is a kind of preparation ) cooking in fat or oil in a pan or griddle

(... is a kind of preparation ) cooking that combines ingredients and techniques and seasonings from different cuisines

(... is a kind of preparation ) cooking slowly in fat in a closed pot with little moisture

(... is a kind of preparation ) cooking in simmering liquid

(... is a kind of preparation ) cooking (meat) by dry heat in an oven (usually with fat added)

"the slow roasting took several hours"

(... is a kind of preparation ) cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil

(... is a kind of preparation ) the act of making coffee in a percolator

(... is a kind of preparation ) the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared

(preparation is a part of ...) the act of making meat tender by pounding or marinating it

(preparation is a part of ...) the act of adding a seasoning to food

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) (Judaism) a loaf of white bread containing eggs and leavened with yeast; often formed into braided loaves and glazed with eggs before baking

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) (Judaism) bread made with rye flour; usually contains caraway seeds

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) (Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) a sauce based on soy sauce

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) convert to caramel

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) be converted into caramel

"The sugar caramelized"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) make alcoholic, as by fermenting

"alcoholize prunes"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) treat or infuse with alcohol

"alcoholize the fruit and let them sit in the refrigerator"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) preserve with sugar

"Mom always conserved the strawberries we grew in the backyard"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) preserve in a pickling liquid

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) preserve with salt

"people used to salt meats on ships"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) soak in marinade

"marinade herring"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) preserve in a can or tin

"tinned foods are not very tasty"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) soak in brine

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) add alcohol to (beverages)

"the punch is spiked!"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) add nutrients to

"fortified milk"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook until very little liquid is left

"The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) be cooked until very little liquid is left

"The sauce should reduce to one cup"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven

"bake the potatoes"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) bake in an oven

"ovenbake this chicken"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) fry in a pan until it changes color

"brown the meat in the pan"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook in nearly boiling water

"coddle eggs"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) bake in a kiln so as to harden

"fire pottery"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) fill with a stuffing while cooking

"Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cover with liquid before cooking

"baste a roast"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook in a marinade

"souse herring"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook or heat in a microwave oven

"You can microwave the leftovers"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) make brown and crisp by heating

"toast bread" "crisp potatoes"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) bake (eggs) in their shells until they are set

"shirr the eggs"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook (vegetables) briefly

"Parboil the beans before freezing them"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) boil excessively

"The peas are overboiled"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) make a fricassee of by cooking

"fricassee meats"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook slowly and for a long time in liquid

"Stew the vegetables in wine"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) stew in an earthenware jug

"jug the rabbit"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) boil slowly at low temperature

"simmer the sauce" "simmering water"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook with dry heat, usually in an oven

"roast the turkey"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook outdoors on a barbecue grill

"let's barbecue that meat" "We cooked out in the forest"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) roast in a pan

"pan-roast that meat"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook in liquid

"braise beef"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook on a hot surface using fat

"fry the pancakes"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) fry something until it curls and becomes crisp

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) fry in deep fat

"deep-fry the potato chips"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook on a griddle

"griddle pancakes"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) fry in a pan

"pan-fry the dumplings"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook by immersing in fat

"french-fry the potatoes"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) fry very quickly over high heat

"stir-fry the vegetables in a wok"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) fry briefly over high heat

"saute the onions"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook over or under a grill

"grill the sausages"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook over a hibachi grill

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook something by letting steam pass over it

"just steam the vegetables"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook under a broiler

"broil fish"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) broil in a pan

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook in a pressure cooker

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) break up into small pieces for food preparation

"bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color

"The cook blackened the chicken breast" "The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece" "the flames scorched the ceiling"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities

"try the yak butter" "render fat in a casserole"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) split open and flatten for cooking

"splat fish over an open fire"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating

"clarify the butter" "clarify beer"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cure by salting

"dun codfish"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) preserve with salt

"corned beef"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cut into filets

"filet the fish"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender

"puree the vegetables for the baby"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) coat with beaten egg

"egg a schnitzel"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cover before cooking

"dredge the chicken in flour before frying it"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cover with flour

"flour fish or meat before frying it"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) coat with bread crumbs

"crumb a cutlet"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cover with bread crumbs

"bread the pork chops before frying them"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cover with a sauce

"mask the meat"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) put a dressing on

"dress the salads"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) dress (food) with a relish

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) whip with or as if with a wire whisk

"whisk the eggs"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) make creamy by beating

"Cream the butter"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) stir vigorously

"beat the egg whites" "beat the cream"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) stir (cream) vigorously in order to make butter

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice

"rice the potatoes"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) decorate with frosting

"frost a cake"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking

"butterflied shrimp"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) put on the stove or ready for cooking

"put on the tea, please!"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) prepare for eating if or as if a spatchcock

"spatchcock a guinea hen"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) coat or stuff with a spicy paste

"devilled eggs"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) prepare a hot meal

"My husband doesn't cook"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) cook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long

"precook the rice"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) prepare or cook quickly or hastily

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) prepare or cook by mixing ingredients

"concoct a strange mixture"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) prepare or cook with lard

"lard meat"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) lend flavor to

"Season the chicken breast after roasting it"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) season with a mixture of spices; typical of Indian cooking

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) add herbs or spices to

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) add ginger to in order to add flavor

"ginger the soup"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) give taste to

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) add pepper to

"pepper the soup"

(preparation is the domain which ... is member of) add salt to

Definition 5: the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where preparation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties

Synonyms for preparation in the sense of this definition

(preparation is a kind of ...) the process of using your mind to consider something carefully

"thinking always made him frown" "she paused for thought"

(... is a kind of preparation ) the thing arranged or agreed to

"they made arrangements to meet in Chicago"

(... is a kind of preparation ) the planning that is disrupted when someone `upsets the applecart'

(... is a kind of preparation ) (law) criminal intent; the thoughts and intentions behind a wrongful act (including knowledge that the act is illegal); often at issue in murder trials

(... is a kind of preparation ) planning something carefully and intentionally

"it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting"

(... is a kind of preparation ) planning or plotting in advance of acting

Definition 6: (music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where preparation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the resolution of one dissonance is often the preparation for another dissonance

(preparation is a kind of ...) the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords

(preparation belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 7: the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where preparation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • putting them in readiness
  • their preparation was more than adequate

Synonyms for preparation in the sense of this definition

(preparation is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of preparation ) poised for action

"their guns were at the ready"

(... is a kind of preparation ) condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action

"bombers were put on alert during the crisis"

(... are attributes of preparation) completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress

"get ready" "she is ready to resign" "the bridge is ready to collapse" "I am ready to work" "ready for action" "ready for use" "the soup will be ready in a minute" "ready to learn to read"

(... are attributes of preparation) not prepared or in a state of readiness; slow to understand or respond

"she cursed her unready tongue"

(preparation belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 8: a substance prepared according to a formula - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where preparation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine

Synonyms for preparation in the sense of this definition

(preparation is a kind of ...) (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

(... is a kind of preparation ) a preparation used in cleaning something

(... is a kind of preparation ) a gelatinous preparation made from gelatin and glycerin and water; used as a base for ointments and suppositories

(... is a kind of preparation ) a medicinal liquid preparation intended for use in an atomizer

(... is a kind of preparation ) a preparation used in polishing

(... is a kind of preparation ) a commercial preparation of starch that is used to stiffen textile fabrics in laundering

(... is a kind of preparation ) a pungent preparation of ammonium carbonate and perfume; sniffed as a stimulant to relieve faintness

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