from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The act or process of confecting or the result of it.
- noun A sweet preparation, such as candy.
- noun A sweetened medicinal compound; an electuary.
- noun A piece displaying splendid craft, skill, and work.
- transitive verb To make into a confection.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To prepare for use with sugar or syrup; compound.
- To make up (elaborate articles of female attire).
- noun The art or act of confecting or compounding different substances into one preparation: as, the confection of sweetmeats.
- noun A composition or mixture, as of drugs, etc.; a preparation to be eaten or imbibed.
- noun Something prepared or preserved with sugar or syrup.
- noun In pharmacy, a preparation, in the form of a soft solid, in which one or more medicinal substances are incorporated with saccharine matter, with a view to their preservation or for more convenient administration.
- noun [F.] A ready-made garment, as a mantle, wrap, fichu, etc., for women's wear, often of several materials, and always more or less elaborate and elegant: as, Madame A—has returned with a choice assortment of confections.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A composition of different materials.
- noun A preparation of fruits or roots, etc., with sugar; a sweetmeat.
- noun A composition of drugs.
- noun (Med.) A soft solid made by incorporating a medicinal substance or substances with sugar, sirup, or honey.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
fooditem prepared very sweet, frequently decorated in fine detail, and often preserved with sugar, such as a candy, sweetmeat, fruit preserve, pastry, cakeor the like.
- noun The act or process of
confecting; the process of making, compounding, or preparingsomething.
- noun The
resultof such a process; something made up or confected; a concoction.
- noun dated An
artistic, musical, or literarywork taken as frivolous, amusing, or contrived; a compositionof a light nature.
- noun dated Something, such as a garment or a decoration, seen as very
elaborate, delicate, or luxurious, usually also seen as impracticalor non- utilitarian.
- noun pharmacology A preparation of
medicinesweetened with sugar, honey, syrup, or the like; an electuary.
- verb To make into a confection, prepare as a confection.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb make into a confection
- noun the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components
- noun a food rich in sugar
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But Winslow, after patiently repeating over and over the message of sympathy and friendship delivered him by the governor, produced a little pot of what he calls a confection of many comfortable conserves, and with the point of his knife inserted a portion between the sick man's teeth.
It tastes exactly like the stuff that you buy for exorbitant sums of money from glassed-in confection palaces.
Candied/glazed citrus peel - perfection in confection
I think you went with the right title, Lindy -- this sweet confection is definitely more tart than cake.
Of course such a character is the purest confection, which is why such cozy English detective stories are mocked by literary critics and by fans of the hard-boiled crime novel.
Let Us Play collects a dozen tracks of up-to-the-minute electronica, ranging from the anti-nuke dub confection “Atomic Moog 2000,” to the breakbeat of “Return to the Margin,” to the mechanized lullaby of “Music for No Musicians,” to the full-out trance of “Timber.”
There was a regular queue of postulants to see this heavenly Eastern houri and buy her confection, which is very like Scotch butter-cake, but not so digestible; and even more filling at the price.
But the 53-room Art Deco confection, which is located a block from South Beach's main gay beach, is billing itself as the country's first large-scale, design-driven gay hotel.
The confection is a nice balance of cream, coffee and chocolate.
Of course such a character is the purest confection, which is why such cozy English detective stories are mocked by literary critics and fans of the hard-boiled crime novel.