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My greatest vanity is my skin. It is the colour of gingerbread and, thanks to my mother's genes, smooth and mostly blemish-free.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Meaning of "gingerbread" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GINGERBREAD

gingerbread  [ˈdʒɪndʒəˌbrɛd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GINGERBREAD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gingerbread is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GINGERBREAD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gingerbread

Gingerbread

Gingerbread is a sweet food-product flavored with ginger and typically using honey or molasses rather than just sugar. Gingerbread foods vary, ranging from a soft, moist loaf cake to something close to a ginger biscuit. The different types likely share a common origin.

Definition of gingerbread in the English dictionary

The first definition of gingerbread in the dictionary is a moist brown cake, flavoured with ginger and treacle or syrup. Other definition of gingerbread is a rolled biscuit, similarly flavoured, cut into various shapes and sometimes covered with icing. Gingerbread is also an elaborate but unsubstantial ornamentation.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GINGERBREAD


beebread
ˈbiːˌbrɛd
captive-bred
ˈkæptɪvˌbrɛd
clapbread
ˈklæpˌbrɛd
colorbred
ˈkʌləˌbrɛd
crispbread
ˈkrɪspˌbrɛd
crossbred
ˈkrɒsˌbrɛd
flatbread
ˈflætˌbrɛd
frybread
ˈfraɪˌbrɛd
highbred
ˈhaɪˌbrɛd
homebred
ˈhəʊmˌbrɛd
incrossbred
ˌɪnˈkrɒsˌbrɛd
linebred
ˈlaɪnˌbrɛd
saddlebred
ˈsædəlˌbrɛd
shewbread
ˈʃəʊˌbrɛd
shortbread
ˈʃɔːtˌbrɛd
showbread
ˈʃəʊˌbrɛd
sowbread
ˈsaʊˌbrɛd
sweetbread
ˈswiːtˌbrɛd
thoroughbred
ˈθʌrəˌbrɛd
Whitbread
ˈwɪtˌbrɛd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GINGERBREAD

ginger beer
ginger cake
ginger group
ginger nut
ginger pop
ginger snap
ginger up
ginger wine
ginger-haired
gingerade
gingerbread man
gingerbread plum
gingerbread tree
gingerbready
gingerliness
gingerly
gingerous
gingerroot
gingersnap
gingery

WORDS THAT END LIKE GINGERBREAD

black bread
bread
break bread
brown bread
corn bread
French bread
garlic bread
Indian bread
leavened bread
monkey bread
nan bread
pita bread
pitta bread
raisin bread
read
rye bread
sliced bread
soda bread
take the gilt off the gingerbread
to be the best thing since sliced bread
white bread

Synonyms and antonyms of gingerbread in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gingerbread» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GINGERBREAD

Find out the translation of gingerbread to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gingerbread from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gingerbread» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

姜饼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pan de jengibre
570 millions of speakers

English

gingerbread
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जिंजरब्रेड
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الزنجبيل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пряники
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gingerbread
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জিনজার ব্রেড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pain d´épice
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Roti halia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lebkuchen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ジンジャーブレッド
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

진저
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gingerbread
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bánh gừng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஜிஞ்சர்பிரட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जिंजरब्रेड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zencefilli çörek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pan di zenzero
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pierniki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пряники
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

turtă dulce
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μελόψωμο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

peperkoek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pepparkakor
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pepperkaker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gingerbread

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GINGERBREAD»

The term «gingerbread» is very widely used and occupies the 18.456 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GINGERBREAD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gingerbread

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QUOTES WITH «GINGERBREAD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gingerbread.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
My greatest vanity is my skin. It is the colour of gingerbread and, thanks to my mother's genes, smooth and mostly blemish-free.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GINGERBREAD»

Discover the use of gingerbread in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gingerbread and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Gingerbread
With Gingerbread, debut author Rachel Cohn creates a spirited world of in-your-face characters who are going to stay with readers for a long time.
Rachel Cohn, 2011
2
The Gingerbread Man
A freshly baked gingerbread man escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a number of pursuers until he meets a clever fox. On board pages.
‎2010
3
Making Great Gingerbread Houses: Delicious Designs from ...
It's almost easy to bake a gingerbread house with the help of a five-star inn's pastry chef. Recipes are included for Victorian, Coventry Cottage, Totem Pole Lodge and more. Illustrations.
Aaron Morgan, Paige Gilchrist, 2001
4
Gingerbread Friends
Discouraged, the Gingerbread Baby runs home, chased by a long line of hungry creatures, where Mattie has a fantastic surprise for him?gingerbread friends that fill a giant fold-out page.
Jan Brett, 2008
5
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School
Teachers often use the Gingerbread Man story to introduce new students to the geography and staff of schools, and this fresh, funny twist on the original can be used all year long. Includes a poster with fun activities!
Laura Murray, 2011
6
Gingerbread Houses: Baking and Building Memories
Shows how to construct thirteen houses including a Swiss chalet and a Southwestern ranch; offers ideas for fences, roofs, and lampposts; and includes tips for decorating with such items as coffee, bouillion cubes, and brown sugar
Nonnie Cargas, 1999
7
The Gingerbread Girl
Like her older brother, the Gingerbread Boy, who was eventually devoured by a fox, the Gingerbread Girl eludes the many people who would like to eat her but also has a plan to escape her sibling's fate.
‎2006
8
Making Gingerbread Houses: Dozens of Delectable Designs & Ideas
I have to let you in on a secret: With this book and a single weekend, you have everything you need to become a gingerbread house maker. You'll develop skills and ideas that delight, inspire, and amuse. And amaze. No one will believe that ...
Veronika Alice Gunter, 2004
9
Gingerbread Cookie Murder
In this merry collection of holiday mysteries, murder is making its own special delivery.
Joanne Fluke, Leslie Meier, Laura Levine, 2011
10
Gingerbread Funnies
You've never seen the gingerbread man like this!
Adam Scheff, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GINGERBREAD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gingerbread is used in the context of the following news items.
1
What to do in Oklahoma on July 12, 2015: See North Meets South …
Additional funding comes from Contributors Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School & Kindergarten; Republic Bank & Trust; Edward Jones; ... «NewsOK.com, Jul 15»
2
Miles Davis @ NewPort 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Releases …
Gingerbread Boy • 2. All Blues • 3. Stella By Starlight • 4. R.J. • 5. Seven Steps To Heaven • 6. The Theme / Closing Announcement by Leonard Feather. «Eurweb.com, Jul 15»
3
Weaver 75th
She was a homemaker, painter, seamstress and expert quilter and made wonderful gingerbread houses each Christmas. They have four ... «LancasterOnline, Jul 15»
4
Move to rip up Market Drayton gingerbread icon 'takes the biscuit'
Market Drayton's gingerbread brick figure was created as a proud symbol of a town's historic link to the traditional gingerbread man. Chamber ... «shropshirestar.com, Jul 15»
5
Target invites consumers to tour a smart Open House
... they'll find the acrylic house, which has some subtle Victorian touches such as a simulated bay window and etched gingerbread decoration. «San Jose Mercury News, Jul 15»
6
'Avengers' Cast Jeremy Renner Not Returning To 'Hansel And …
The original film that took place approximately 15 years following the incident in the gingerbread house earned $55 million locally and over ... «Franchise Herald, Jul 15»
7
Career criminal 'Gingerbread Man' is back behind bars
A career criminal known to police as the 'Gingerbread Man' is back behind bars Thursday. Amery Kahale-Sugimura, 37, is expected in court ... «KHON2, Jul 15»
8
15 things to do in the DC area on the weekend of July 10-12
... Fitzmas Porter; Troegs Mad Elf; Bison Organic Gingerbread Porter; and Mother Earth Silent Night Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, among others. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
9
Elijah Sparkman: How Jesus became the Gingerbread Man
Unlike previous pieces, this week's column isn't really about the physical place of Ann Arbor. After all, I've only just returned from a few weeks ... «The Michigan Daily, Jul 15»
10
Gingerbread protest mum Nicola Marshall shares her fears over …
This week Nicola appeared in a moving video made by the campaigning group 38 degrees and the lone parents' charity Gingerbread. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Gingerbread [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gingerbread>. Feb 2021 ».
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