A biscuit is a small, round type of bread. A biscuit is delicious with butter, or you might prefer your biscuits with gravy.

Biscuits are a lot like rolls, and they often serve the same purpose by being side dishes or appetizers. Baking powder or soda is used to leaven biscuits, which are best served when warm and soft. A hard, stale biscuit isn’t very appealing. People often eat biscuits as a side dish with dinner, or smothered with gravy at breakfast.

Primary Meanings of biscuit

small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda
any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
Full Definitions of biscuit

n small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda

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rolled biscuit
biscuit made from dough rolled and cut
drop biscuit
biscuit made from dough with enough milk that it can be dropped from a spoon
baking-powder biscuit
leavened with baking powder
buttermilk biscuit, soda biscuit
very tender biscuit partially leavened with buttermilk and soda
hardtack, pilot biscuit, pilot bread, sea biscuit, ship biscuit
very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple
very short biscuit dough baked as individual biscuits or a round loaf; served with sweetened fruit and usually whipped cream
Type of:
quick bread
breads made with a leavening agent that permits immediate baking

n any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)

cookie, cooky
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tea biscuit, teacake
flat semisweet cookie or biscuit usually served with tea
dog biscuit
a hard biscuit for dogs
butter cookie
cookie containing much butter
spice cookie
cookie flavored with spices
almond cookie, almond crescent
very rich cookie containing ground almonds; usually crescent-shaped
square or bar of very rich chocolate cake usually with nuts
ginger nut, ginger snap, gingersnap, snap
a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger
chewy cookie usually containing almond paste
a cookie made of egg whites and sugar
small finger-shaped sponge cake
anise cookie
cookie made without butter and flavored with anise seed
molasses cookie
very spicy cookies sweetened partially with molasses
oreo, oreo cookie
chocolate cookie with white cream filling
raisin-nut cookie
cookie filled with a paste of raisins and nuts
refrigerator cookie
dough formed into a roll and chilled in the refrigerator then sliced and baked
raisin cookie
cookie containing raisins
fruit bar
cookies containing chopped fruits either mixed in the dough or spread between layers of dough then baked and cut in bars
sugar cookie
cookies sprinkled with granulated sugar
oatmeal cookie
cookies containing rolled oats
Toll House cookie, chocolate chip cookie
cookies containing chocolate chips
fortune cookie
thin folded wafer containing a maxim on a slip of paper
gingerbread man
gingerbread cut in the shape of a person
a small thin crisp cake or cookie
granola bar
cookie bar made of granola
shortbread, shortbread cookie
very rich thick butter cookie
ratafia, ratafia biscuit
macaroon flavored with ratafia liqueur
coconut macaroon
macaroon containing coconut
apricot bar
fruit bar containing apricot jam
date bar
fruit bar containing chopped dates
a gingersnap flavored with brandy
Type of:
baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat

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