Definition and Meanings for sugar

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Sugar is ranked 29,732 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of sugar

noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of sugar

oe. sugre, f. sucre (cf. it. zucchero, sp. az), fr. ar. sukkar, assukkar, fr. skr. sugar, gravel; cf. per. shakar. cf. saccharine, sucrose

Meaning of sugar


as noun

  • a sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance, of a sandy or granular consistency, obtained by crystallizing the evaporated juice of certain plants, as the sugar cane, sorghum, beet root, sugar maple, etc. it is used for seasoning and preserving many kinds of food and drink. ordinary sugar is essentially sucrose. see the note below.
  • by extension, anything resembling sugar in taste or appearance; as, sugar of lead (lead acetate), a poisonous white crystalline substance having a sweet taste.
  • compliment or flattery used to disguise or render acceptable something obnoxious; honeyed or soothing words.

as intransitive verb

  • in making maple sugar, to complete the process of boiling down the sirup till it is thick enough to crystallize; to approach or reach the state of granulation; -- with the preposition off.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to impregnate, season, cover, or sprinkle with sugar; to mix sugar with.
  • to cover with soft words; to disguise by flattery; to compliment; to sweeten; as, to sugar reproof.
  • No antonyms for sugar

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