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Webster 1913 Edition


Simmer

Sim′mer

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Simmered
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Simmering
.]
[Prov. E. also
simper
; – an onomatopoetic word.]
To boil gently, or with a gentle hissing; to begin to boil.
I
simmer
as liquor doth on the fire before it beginneth to boil.
Palsgrave.

Sim′mer

,
Verb.
T.
To cause to boil gently; to cook in liquid heated almost or just to the boiling point.

Webster 1828 Edition


Simmer

SIM'MER

,
Verb.
I.
[ Gr. zumhm, zumow, to ferment.] To boil gently, or with a gentle hissing. Simmering is incipient ebullition, when little bubbles are formed on the edge of the liquor, next to the vessel. These are occasioned by the escape of heat and vapor.

Definition 2023


Simmer

Simmer

See also: simmer

English

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Noun

Simmer (plural Simmers)

  1. (slang, video games) A fan of the Sims series by Maxis.

simmer

simmer

See also: Simmer

English

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Noun

simmer (uncountable)

  1. The state or process of simmering.
    The kettle was kept on the simmer.

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Verb

simmer (third-person singular simple present simmers, present participle simmering, simple past and past participle simmered)

  1. (intransitive) To cook or undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.
    The soup simmered on the stove.
  2. (transitive) To cause to cook or to cause to undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.
    Simmer the soup for five minutes, then serve.
  3. (intransitive) To remain angry with someone/something past the point of exhaustion; to resign oneself to holding a grudge, instead of and esp. after failed attempts to resolve a situation.
    I tried to get through to him; all that's left for me to do is simmer.

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German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɪmɐ/

Verb

simmer

  1. (colloquial, regional) Contraction of sind wir.
    Wann simmer denn da?
    When are we gonna be there?

Usage notes

This contraction is common throughout central Germany, southern Germany, and Austria. It is only occasionally heard in northern Germany.

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Scots

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old English sumor, from Proto-Germanic *sumaraz.

Noun

simmer (plural simmers)

  1. summer

West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian sumur, sumer, from Proto-Germanic *sumaraz. Compare Dutch zomer, German Sommer, English summer, Danish sommer.

Noun

simmer c (plural simmers)

  1. summer