Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A confectioner's shop; a confectionery.
  • n. Sweet preparations; confections.
  • n. Obsolete A confectioner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to, or of the nature of confections or their production.
  • adj. Prepared as a confection.
  • n. A candy, sweetmeat; a confection.
  • n. A place where confections are manufactured, stored; a confectory.
  • n. A confectioner's shop; a confectionery.
  • n. One who makes confections; a confectioner.
  • n. Candy, sweets, taken collectively; confectionery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Prepared as a confection.
  • n. A confectioner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the nature of, or prepared as, a confection; prepared or preserved with sugar.
  • n. A confectioner.
  • n. A room in which confections are kept or made.
  • n. A confectioner's shop. See confectionery.
  • n. A drug-shop, or place where medicines are compounded.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a confectioner's shop

Etymologies

From Late Latin cōnfectiōnārius ("one who prepares things by means of ingredients"), from Latin cōnfectiō ("preparing, producing"). See confection. (Wiktionary)

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