Definition of "recipe" []

  • A set of directions with a list of ingredients for making or preparing something, especially food. (noun)
  • A formula for or means to a desired end: a recipe for success. (noun)
  • A medical prescription. (noun)
  • A list of ingredients and directions for making something, esp a food preparation (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (formerly) a medical prescription (noun)
  • A method for achieving some desired objective (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "recipe" in a sentence
  • "This recipe is a modification of the pumpkin bisque recipe from the Professional Chef, with a bit of advice from Irene."
  • "Paul Romer has used the word recipe to describe this mix."
  • "Just last night I made a pork tenderloin recipe from the most recent issue."