from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make into a confection or preserve.
- transitive v. To put together by combining materials: a group of writers who confected a television series.
- n. A sweet confection, such as candy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make up, prepare, compound, construct, assemble, form, mix, mingle or put together by combining ingredients or materials; to concoct.
- v. To make into a confection; to prepare as a candy, sweetmeat, preserve, or the like.
- n. A rich, sweet, food item made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts; a confection, comfit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To prepare, as sweetmeats; to make a confection of.
- transitive v. To construct; to form; to mingle or mix.
- n. A comfit; a confection.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make up or compound; especially, to make into sweetmeats.
- To put together; construct; compose; form.
- Confected; compounded.
- n. A preparation with sugar or honey, as of fruit, herbs, roots, and the like; a confection; a comfit; a sweetmeat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make into a confection
- v. make or construct
- n. a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
Middle English confecten, to prepare, from Latin cōnficere, cōnfect- : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin confectus, past participle of conficere, from com- ("together") + facere ("to make"). Akin to comfit. See also confection. (Wiktionary)