from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sweet crystalline or powdered substance, white when pure, consisting of sucrose obtained mainly from sugar cane and sugar beets and used in many foods, drinks, and medicines to improve their taste. Also called table sugar.
- n. Any of a class of water-soluble crystalline carbohydrates, including sucrose and lactose, having a characteristically sweet taste and classified as monosaccharides, disaccharides, and trisaccharides.
- n. A unit, such as a lump or cube, in which sugar is dispensed or taken.
- n. Slang Sweetheart. Used as a term of endearment.
- transitive v. To coat, cover, or sweeten with sugar.
- transitive v. To make less distasteful or more appealing.
- intransitive v. To form sugar.
- intransitive v. To form granules; granulate.
- intransitive v. To make sugar or syrup from sugar maple sap. Often used with off.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Sucrose in the form of small crystals, obtained from sugar cane or sugar beet and used to sweeten food and drink.
- n. When used to sweeten drink, an amount of such crystalline sucrose approximately equal to five grams or one teaspoon.
- n. Any of various small carbohydrates that are used by organisms to store energy.
- n. A generic term for sucrose, glucose, fructose, etc.
- n. A term of endearment.
- n. A kiss.
- n. Effeminacy in a male, often implying homosexuality.
- n. Diabetes.
- v. To add sugar to; to sweeten with sugar.
- v. To make (something unpleasant) seem less so.
- interj. Used in place of shit!
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. By extension, anything resembling sugar in taste or appearance.
- n. Compliment or flattery used to disguise or render acceptable something obnoxious; honeyed or soothing words.
- intransitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To impregnate, season, cover, or sprinkle with sugar; to mix sugar with.
- transitive v. To cover with soft words; to disguise by flattery; to compliment; to sweeten.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To season, cover, sprinkle, mix, or impregnate with sugar.
- Figuratively, to cover as with sugar; sweeten; disguise so as to render acceptable what is otherwise distasteful.
- To sweeten something, as tea, with sugar.
- To make (maple) sugar.
- n. The general name of certain chemical compounds belonging to the group of carbohydrates.
- n. A sweet crystalline substance, prepared chiefly from the expressed juice of the sugarcane, Saccharum officinarum, and of the sugar-beet, but obtained also from a great variety of other plants, as maple, maize, sorghum, birch, and parsnip.
- n. Something that resembles sugar many of its properties.
- n. Figuratively, sweet, honeyed, or soothing words; flattery employed to disguise something distasteful.
- n. The coarse grains or dust of refined sugar formed during the operations of crushing or cutting loaf-sugar, and separated from the lumps by screening.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. informal terms for money
- v. sweeten with sugar
- n. a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative
- n. an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
Hence in the making of candy from granulated sugar, it is desirable to add glucose or sirup to granulated sugar or to change some of the crystallized sugar to a sugar which crystallizes with difficulty, _i. e._ _invert sugar_.
_Confectioners 'sugar_ is a very finely ground form of cane or beet sugar.
These are made from granulated or other coarse sugar, while the uncooked ones are made from XXXX, or _confectioners ', sugar_, as it is sometimes called.
The English word sugar comes from the Arabic imitation of the Sanskrit sharkara, meaning gravel or small chunks of material; candy from the Arabic version of the Sanskrit for sugar itself, khandakah.
The term sugar is applied rather loosely to a large number of substances characterized by the quality of sweetness.
Because the syrup from the canned pears are used in the recipe, very little extra sugar is added to it, but if you want to play with using fresh pears, a substitution with honey could probably be made.
“Hold on there, sug,” he croaked, pronouncing the endearment like the first part of the word sugar.
Yes it was, because, you know, we have only fried pork for dinner to-day, and while we have the milk and eggs it doesn't cost much – the sugar is almost nothing.
There would be a short term "sugar buzz" when that cash hits the system, but then we would be back to the same problems we have now.
We would hope therefore that today's meeting produces a comprehensive package that restores confidence in these two countries bonds rather than being the traditional short term sugar rush proposal which does not stand up to scrutiny / the test of time.
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