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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain;

VERB (2)

1. cover with flour;
- Example: "flour fish or meat before frying it"

2. convert grain into flour;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flour \Flour\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Floured; p. pr. & vb. n. Flouring.] 1. To grind and bolt; to convert into flour; as, to flour wheat. [1913 Webster] 2. To sprinkle with flour. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flour \Flour\ (flour), n. [F. fleur de farine the flower (i.e., the best) of meal, cf. Sp. flor de la harina superfine flour, Icel. fl["u]r flower, flour. See Flower.] The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer part of meal separated by bolting; hence, the fine and soft powder of any substance; as, flour of emery; flour of mustard. [1913 Webster] Flour bolt, in milling, a gauze-covered, revolving, cylindrical frame or reel, for sifting the flour from the refuse contained in the meal yielded by the stones. Flour box a tin box for scattering flour; a dredging box. Flour dredge or Flour dredger, a flour box. Flour dresser, a mashine for sorting and distributing flour according to grades of fineness. Flour mill, a mill for grinding and sifting flour. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

flour n 1: fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain v 1: cover with flour; "flour fish or meat before frying it" 2: convert grain into flour
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

79 Moby Thesaurus words for "flour": abrade, air pollution, alabaster, atomize, attritus, beat, besprinkle, bran, bray, bread, brecciate, chalk, comminute, contriturate, cosmic dust, crumb, crumble, crush, disintegrate, dot, dredge, driven snow, dust, dust ball, efflorescence, fallout, farina, filings, fleece, foam, fragment, grain, granulate, granulize, grate, grind, grind to powder, grits, groats, ivory, kittens, levigate, lily, lint, maggot, mash, meal, milk, mill, paper, pearl, pepper, pestle, pound, powder, pulverize, pussies, raspings, reduce to powder, sawdust, scrunch, shard, sheet, shred, silver, smash, smut, snow, soot, spatter, speck, speckle, splatter, spot, sprinkle, squash, stud, swan, triturate
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Flour Grain reduced to the form of meal is spoken of in the time of Abraham (Gen. 18:6). As baking was a daily necessity, grain was also ground daily at the mills (Jer. 25:10). The flour mingled with water was kneaded in kneading-troughs, and sometimes leaven (Ex. 12:34) was added and sometimes omitted (Gen. 19:3). The dough was then formed into thin cakes nine or ten inches in diameter and baked in the oven. Fine flour was offered by the poor as a sin-offering (Lev. 5:11-13), and also in connection with other sacrifices (Num. 15:3-12; 28:7-29).