Definition of gravy in English:

gravy

Pronunciation /ˈɡrāvē/ /ˈɡreɪvi/

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  • 1A sauce made from cooked meat juices together with stock and other ingredients.

    ‘All sauces and gravies should contain either marmite or ketchup.’
    • ‘Use plain, unsweetened soymilk in soups, sauces, gravies, casseroles and quickbreads.’
    • ‘Stir minced kale into soups, stews, rice, gravies, or sauces.’
    • ‘Sharp ingredients, such as verjuice, vinegar, and lemon, were frequently called for in sauces and gravies for mutton during the 17th century.’
    • ‘Moisten foods with sauces or gravies to make them easier to swallow.’
    • ‘The secret to the fantastic taste of each course lies, perhaps, in the exclusive home-made sauces or gravies.’
    • ‘Oats or oat flour can be used as a thickener for soups, gravies, sauces, stews, or puddings.’
    • ‘One of the pleasures of chips, he says, is dipping them into things; chips are excellent carriers of sauces and gravies.’
    • ‘All the produce is sourced locally and rather than using heavy gravies, the restaurant uses low-fat infused oils and vegetable purée.’
    • ‘These come in gravies that enhance their flavour instead of hiding it.’
    • ‘A dash of ginger powder is often added to soups and gravies to make them tastier.’
    • ‘It's also great in gravies, stuffings, herb butters and flavored vinegars, and is often used in conjunction with parsley, sage and rosemary.’
    • ‘The pan drippings gave gravies and soups a deliciously rich background of flavor.’
    • ‘They used cornmeal as a batter to fry fish and made cornstarch to thicken gravies.’
    • ‘The rest of the carcass can be used to make some game stock for gravy or soup, or freeze the carcass to use later.’
    • ‘Wholemeal breads, pizza bases, custard, gravy and sauces are all now made from scratch with fresh ingredients.’
    • ‘I prefer the traditional tomato sauce over the mushroom gravy, which was rich and cloying.’
    • ‘They had fresh fruit, potatoes, and foul served with thick, nutty gravy for dinner.’
    • ‘Pour off fat and make gravy with meat residue, adding half a pint of cider and two tablespoons of honey.’
    • ‘Beef Bourguignon is slow cooked organic free-range beef in a rich red wine gravy served with mashed potato and English green cabbage.’
    stock, broth, bouillon, juice, gravy, liquid, infusion, extract, concentrate, decoction
    1. 1.1The fat and juices exuding from meat during cooking.
      ‘Add sausage meat back to gravy and season with salt and white pepper to taste.’
      • ‘Strictly speaking, the pudding, cut in squares, should be served with gravy before the meat, to take the edge off the appetite.’
      • ‘A typical meal consists of meat and potatoes with gravy and a fresh salad.’
      • ‘We get a lot of Japanese takeaways, but I really love a traditional roast with Yorkshire pudding and gravy.’
      • ‘I later discover that chilled Greek salad and warm pan gravy with scrapings marry quite well.’
      • ‘Organic fillings range from smoked haddock to sausages in onion gravy or simply traditional pork encased in good crumbly shortcrust pastry.’
      • ‘Marinades can be constructed to ensure that the product maintains juiciness and develops delicious au jus or gravy during the cooking process.’
      • ‘Serve with the usual trimmings - bread sauce, gravy, game chips and watercress salad.’
      • ‘My eating partner had scrambled eggs and sour dough toast, and had ordered a side of bacon and sausage gravy.’
      • ‘We finally produced carrots and potatoes, fresh green peas and mint, tinned meat, gravy, plum pudding and custard, nuts, raisins and sweets.’
      • ‘Sunday's roast torn into bite-sized pieces - stir-fry till hot and then add any gravy or pan juices.’
      • ‘It had only two compartments, one full of gray mushrooms, the other full of hot meat soaking in dark gravy.’
      • ‘And they'd got it right: Cooked meat, gravy, and a heavy, warm bread with a mug of water.’
      • ‘It should be served with bread sauce, thin gravy and fried breadcrumbs.’
      • ‘He wondered how much it might cost him… Aaron's return interrupted his daydreaming, and he was presented with a plate of meat gravy and a hunk of bread.’
      • ‘She said the pair became convinced the kitchen was an ‘imminent risk to public health’ after finding it strewn with discarded pizza bases, gravy and salad.’
      • ‘‘I want mine with extra meat, and gravy, then stick it on Italian bread,’ Vito told us.’
      • ‘He stood in line and got some fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw macaroni, baked beans, and a roll.’
      • ‘Unlike a meat stuffing full of gravy, the shrimp was moist and tender.’
      • ‘Pour a little leftover gravy over the stuffing.’
  • 2North American informal Unearned or unexpected money.

    • ‘The money is gravy that can be used to enhance policy in other ways.’
    • ‘The federal money for the bridges was real gravy.’
    • ‘Selling the warranties, even for as little as $5 each, is pure gravy for the corporations that pocket our money.’
    • ‘Companies have long looked at their overseas revenues as gravy and, as such, have largely overlooked the Web sites managed by their overseas Web teams.’
    • ‘Ringtones to the music industry mean gravy - certainly another revenue stream from which they can joyfully tap.’
    cash, hard cash, ready money

Origin

Middle English (denoting a spicy sauce): perhaps from a misreading (as gravé) of Old French grané, probably from grain ‘spice’, from Latin granum ‘grain’.