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

  • n. Candies and other confections considered as a group.
  • n. The skill or occupation of a confectioner.
  • n. A confectioner's shop.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Foodstuffs that taste very sweet, taken as a group; candies, sweetmeats and confections collectively.
  • n. The business or occupation of manufacturing confectionery; the skill or work of a confectioner.
  • n. A store where confectionery is sold; a confectioner's shop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Sweetmeats, in general; things prepared and sold by a confectioner; confections; candies.
  • n. A place where candies, sweetmeats, and similar things are made or sold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place where sweetmeats and similar things are made or sold; a confectioner's shop.
  • n. Collectively, sweetmeats; things prepared or sold by a confectioner: confections.

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

  • n. the occupation and skills of a confectioner
  • n. a confectioner's shop
  • n. candy and other sweets considered collectively


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