j. anthony curry

Curry

[kur-ee, kuhr-ee]
noun
1.
John (Anthony) 1949–94, British figure skater.
2.
John Steuart [stoo-ert, styoo-] , 1897–1946, U.S. painter.
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curry1 (ˈkʌrɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  a spicy dish of oriental, esp Indian, origin that is made in many ways but usually consists of meat or fish prepared in a hot piquant sauce
2.  curry seasoning or sauce
3.  slang (Austral) give someone curry to assault (a person) verbally or physically
 
vb , -ries, -ries, -rying, -ried
4.  (tr) to prepare (food) with curry powder or sauce
 
[C16: from Tamil kari sauce, relish]

curry2 (ˈkʌrɪ)
 
vb , -ries, -rying, -ried
1.  to beat vigorously, as in order to clean
2.  to dress and finish (leather) after it has been tanned to make it strong, flexible, and waterproof
3.  to groom (a horse)
4.  curry favour to ingratiate oneself, esp with superiors
 
[C13: from Old French correer to make ready, from Vulgar Latin conrēdāre (unattested), from rēdāre (unattested) to provide, of Germanic origin]

Curry (ˈkʌrɪ)
 
n
John (Anthony). 1949--94, British ice skater: won the figure-skating gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games

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curry
late 13c., "to rub down a horse," from Anglo-Fr. curreier "to curry-comb a horse," from O.Fr. correier "put in order, prepare, curry," from con- intens. prefix + reier "arrange," from a Gmc. source. The surviving sense of curry favor is c.1510, altered by folk etymology from curry favel (c.1400) from
O.Fr. correier fauvel "to be false, hypocritical," lit. "to curry the chestnut ('fawn-colored') horse," which in medieval French allegories was a symbol of cunning and deceit.

curry
"spice," 1681, from Tamil kari "sauce, relish for rice."
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