Definition of Sugar

1. Noun. A white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative.


2. Verb. Sweeten with sugar. "Sugar your tea"
Exact synonyms: Saccharify
Generic synonyms: Dulcify, Dulcorate, Edulcorate, Sweeten

3. Noun. 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.

4. Noun. Informal terms for money.
Exact synonyms: Boodle, Bread, Cabbage, Clams, Dinero, Dough, Gelt, Kale, Lettuce, Lolly, Loot, Lucre, Moolah, Pelf, Scratch, Shekels, Simoleons, Wampum
Generic synonyms: Money
Derivative terms: Cabbage

Definition of Sugar

1. 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.

2. v. i. 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.

3. v. t. To impregnate, season, cover, or sprinkle with sugar; to mix sugar with.

Definition of Sugar

1. Noun. Sucrose in the form of small crystals, obtained from sugar cane or sugar beet and used to sweeten food and drink. ¹

2. Noun. When used to sweeten drink, an amount of such crystalline sucrose approximately equal to five grams or one teaspoon. ¹

3. Noun. (countable chemistry) Any of various small carbohydrates that are used by organisms to store energy. ¹

4. Noun. A generic term for sucrose, glucose, fructose, etc. ¹

5. Noun. A term of endearment. ¹

6. Noun. (countable slang) A kiss. ¹

7. Noun. (chiefly southern US slang uncountable) Effeminacy in a male, often implying homosexuality. ¹

8. Noun. (uncountable informal) Diabetes. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To add sugar to; to sweeten with sugar. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To make (something unpleasant) seem less so. ¹

11. Interjection. (informal euphemistic) Used in place of '''shit'''! ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sugar

1. to cover with sugar (a sweet carbohydrate) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sugar

suffumige
suffumiges
suffuse
suffused
suffuses
suffusing
suffusion
suffusions
suffusive
sufganiyah
sufganiyot
sug-
sugammadex
sugan
sugans
sugar-baker
sugar-bush
sugar-cane
sugar-coat
sugar-coated
sugar-coating
sugar-coats
sugar-free
sugar-house
sugar-loaf
sugar-loaves
sugar-maple
sugar-mill
sugar-plum

Literary usage of Sugar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1908)
"The anaerobic •WT'ira'i"« of the frozen leaves and roots of the sugar beet, ... Topography of sugar and Non-sugar in the Root of the sugar Beet. J. URBAN. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"CONSUMPTION OF sugar PER CAPITA — LIGHT'S ESTIMATE FOR 1914. From 1916 to 1918 the sugar production of the United States was as follows: The large increase ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The beets should be harvested as soon as possible after they are ripe, because then they contain the most sugar and the highest purity. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The sugar production in recent years is as follows: 1912-13, 343000 tons; ... sugar cane grows in the rich valleys of Colombia year alter year without ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"Dependent upon the fluctuations in the price of sand sugar in Russia and abroad, ... This is done on account of the risk that is taken that sugar prices ..."

6. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse, Carnegie Institution of Washington Dept. of Economics and Sociology (1908)
"Amt. of beet sugar produced In state since introduction of Industry. ... sugar beets at Fresno; Hessian fly and resistant grains; ..."

7. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1911)
"It has been suggested that the regulation of the output of sugar from the liver is controlled reflexly through "trie nervous system. ..."

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