American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A confection that consists of a piece of fruit, a seed, or a nut coated with sugar.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any kind of fruit or root preserved with sugar and dried; a ball of sugar with a seed in the center; a bonbon.
- To make a comfit of; preserve dry with sugar.
- n. A confection consisting of a nut, seed or fruit coated with sugar.
- v. transitive To preserve dry with sugar.
- n. Australia A computerised image of a suspect produced for the police force.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A dry sweetmeat; any kind of fruit, root, or seed preserved with sugar and dried; a confection.
- v. To preserve dry with sugar.
- n. candy containing a fruit or nut
- v. make into a confection
- Acronym, from Computer Facial Identification Techniques. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English confit, from Old French, from Latin cōnfectum, thing prepared, neuter past participle of cōnficere, to prepare : com-, com- + facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Sister Celestine had invented a new kind of comfit which she begged Euphrosyne to try, leaving a paper of sweetmeats on her table for that purpose.”
““Easy, comfit,” he whispered, then bent to gently nip her full bottom lip, laving the mock injury with his tongue.”
“Before I give you the kiss you deserve, comfit, we need to talk about your propensity to climb through windows.”
““I can do without the keening, comfit, though the thought of you dressed in a flowing white gown is quite another matter.””
“So that there will be no confusion, comfit, when it comes to my wishes I will make you obey.”
““I hate to distress you, comfit, but we need to speak of something more complex than the fate of Arthur the pig.””
“As soon as we reach London, comfit, those plays of yours will have their sponsor.”
“Instruments of death, poniards, curious pistols, and disguised weapons had been flung down pell-mell among the paraphernalia of daily life; porcelain tureens, Dresden plates, translucent cups from china, old salt-cellars, comfit-boxes belonging to feudal times.”
“I figured I'd layer the minced cherry & almond comfit in the middle of a pound cake, but I got to feeling poorly on Thursday and let the project go.”
“My comfit is, he new not which was which; and, as the saying is, all cats in the dark are grey — Whilst we stayed at Loff – Loming, he and our two squires went three or four days churning among the wild men of the mountings; a parcel of selvidges that lie in caves among the rocks, devour young children, speak Velch, but the vords are different.”
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