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Definitions of sweet

  1. (British) dessert Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; "an angelic smile"; "a cherubic face"; "looking so seraphic when he slept"; "a sweet disposition" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a food rich in sugar Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a dish served as the last course of a meal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. pleasing to the ear; "the dulcet tones of the cello" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. pleasing to the mind or feeling; "sweet revenge" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. having a natural fragrance; "odoriferous spices"; "the odorous air of the orchard"; "the perfumed air of June"; "scented flowers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. with sweetening added Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. not having undergone fermentation; "sweet cider" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. the property of containing sugar Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. in an affectionate or loving manner; "Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly"; (`sweet' is a poetic or informal variant for `sweetly' as in"how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank"- Shakespeare; "talking sweet to each other") Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. not having a salty taste; "sweet water" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. one of the four basic taste sensations; very pleasant; like the taste of sugar or honey Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. pleasing to the senses; "the sweet song of the lark"; "the sweet face of a child" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. (used of wines) having a sweet taste Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. having a pleasant taste (as of sugar) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. not soured or preserved; "sweet milk" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly'); "Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly"; "how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank"- Shakespeare; "talking sweet to each other" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. Sweetly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar; saccharine; -- opposed to sour and bitter; as, a sweet beverage; sweet fruits; sweet oranges. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a sweet rose; sweet odor; sweet incense. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. Pleasing to the ear; soft; melodious; harmonious; as, the sweet notes of a flute or an organ; sweet music; a sweet voice; a sweet singer. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair; as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. Fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. Not changed from a sound or wholesome state. Specifically: (a) Not sour; as, sweet milk or bread. (b) Not state; not putrescent or putrid; not rancid; as, sweet butter; sweet meat or fish. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. Plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable; winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. That which is sweet to the taste; -- used chiefly in the plural. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. Confectionery, sweetmeats, preserves, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. Home-made wines, cordials, metheglin, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. That which is sweet or pleasant in odor; a perfume. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. That which is pleasing or grateful to the mind; as, the sweets of domestic life. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. One who is dear to another; a darling; -- a term of endearment. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. To sweeten. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. Pleasing to the senses; tasting like sugar; not stale or sour; as, sweet butter or milk; fresh; not salt; as, sweet water; fragrant; as, sweet honeysuckle; pleasing in sound; soft; as, a sweet voice; fair; lovely; gentle; as, a sweet manner; containing sugar. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. Quality of being sweet; something sweet; one dearly loved; darling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  38. Having a taste like that of sugar. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  39. Pleasing to the taste or senses: tasting like sugar: fragrant: melodious: beautiful: fresh, as opp. to salt or to sour: not stale, sour, or putrid: mild: obliging. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. A sweet substance: a term of endearment:-pl. sweetmeats. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  41. A sweet substance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  42. Pleasant to the taste; tasting like sugar; agreeable to any sense; not sour or putrid; not salt; mild; amiable. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. Agreeable to the taste; tasting like sugar. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. Harmonious; lovely; restful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. Agreeable or delightful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. Gentle; kind; amiable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. Something sweet; a sweetmeat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. Agreeable or grateful to the taste; pleasing to the smell, the ear, or the eye; fragrant; melodious; beautiful; fresh; not salt: not sour; not stale; not putrid; mild; soft; gentle; kind; obliging. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  49. Home-made wines, metheglin, &c.; molasses, or other sweet vegetable substances. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  50. A substance sweet to the taste or smell; a word of endearment; something pleasing or grateful to the mind. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  51. Having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar; saccharine; opposed to sour and bitter; as, a sweet beverage; sweet fruits; sweet oranges. dictgcide_fs
  52. That which is sweet to the taste; used chiefly in the plural. dictgcide_fs
  53. One who is dear to another; a darling; a term of endearment. dictgcide_fs
  54. sw[=e]t, adj. pleasing to the taste or senses: tasting like sugar: fragrant: melodious: beautiful, grateful to the eye: fresh, as opposed to salt or to sour: pure: recent, not stale, sour, or putrid: mild, soft, gentle: kind, obliging.--n. a sweet substance: a term of endearment: (pl.) sweetmeats, confections: sweet dishes served at table, puddings, tarts, jellies, &c.--v.t. (obs.) to sweeten.--adj. SWEET'-AND-TWEN'TY (Shak.), at once fair and young.--ns. SWEET'-BAY, the laurel (Laurus nobilis); SWEET'BREAD, the pancreas of an animal used for food, both delicate and nutritious.--adj. SWEET'-BREATHED, sweet-smelling.--ns. SWEET'-BR[=I]'ER, a thorny shrub of the rose kind resembling the brier, having a sweet smell; SWEET'-CORN, a variety of maize.--v.t. SWEET'EN, to make sweet: to make pleasing, mild, or kind: to increase the agreeable qualities of: to make pure and healthy.--ns. SWEET'ENER, one who, or that which, sweetens; SWEET'ENING, act of sweetening: that which sweetens; SWEET'-FLAG, -RUSH, an aromatic plant of the genus Acorus of the arum family; SWEET'HEART, a lover or mistress.--n.pl. SWEET'IES, confections.--n. SWEET'ING, a sweet apple: (Shak.) a darling, a word of endearment.--adj. SWEET'ISH, somewhat sweet to the taste.--ns. SWEET'ISHNESS; SWEET'-JOHN, a flower of the narrow-leaved varieties of a species of pink, Dianthus barbatus, as distinguished from other varieties called Sweet-william; SWEET'LEAF, a small tree in the southern United States, having sweetish leaves relished by cattle and horses; SWEET'-LIPS, one whose lips are sweet--a term of endearment: the ballanwrasse, or Labrus maculatus.--adv. SWEET'LY.--ns. SWEET'-MAR'JORAM, a fragrant species of marjoram; SWEET'MEAT, a confection made wholly or chiefly of sugar; SWEET'-NAN'CY, the double-flowered variety of Narcissus poeticus; SWEET'NESS; SWEET'-OIL, olive-oil; SWEET'-PEA, a pea cultivated for its fragrance and beauty; SWEET'-POT[=A]'TO, a twining plant common in tropical and sub-tropical countries, having large sweetish edible tubers.--adj. SWEET'-SCENT'ED, having a sweet smell.--n. SWEET'-SOP, a tropical American evergreen, also its pulpy fruit.--adj. SWEET'-TEM'PERED, having a mild, amiable disposition.--ns. SWEET'-WA'TER, a white variety of the European grape, with very sweet juice; SWEET'-WILL'IAM, the bunch-pink, Dianthus barbatus, a garden flower of many colours and varieties; SWEET'WOOD, a name applied to various trees and shrubs of the laurel family found in South America and the West Indies.--BE SWEET ON, or UPON, to be in love with. [A.S. swéte; Ger. süsz, Gr. h[=e]dys, L. suavis, sweet, Sans. svad, to taste.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  55. [Latin] Having a taste of the same quality as sugar. S. almond, see Almond. S. flag, see Calamus. S. gum, see Liquid-ambar. S. spirit of nitre, see Ethyl nitrite. na
  56. Tasting like sugar or honey (s. apples &c.; s. stuff, sweetmeats; likes her tea s., with much sugar; a s. tooth, a liking for s. things; s. wine, opp. Dry; tastes s., has s. taste); smelling like roses or perfumes, fragrant, (smells s.; so sweet-scented a.; air is s. with thyme; s. violet, of scented kind, opp. dog-violet; s. breath); melodious or harmonious in sound (has a s. voice; sounds s.; s. song, singer, &c.); fresh& sound, not salt or salted or sour or bitter or rancid or high or stinking, (s. water, fit for drinking, neither salt nor bitter nor putrid; is the meat, milk, butter, still s.?; keep the room clean &s.); highly agreeable or attractive or gratifying, inspiring affection, dear, beloved, amiable, gentle, easy, (colloq.) pretty or charming or delightful, (\'tis s. to hear one\'s own praises; s. toil, that one loves; s. love, dalliance, idleness, sleep; s. temper, amiability, whence sweet-tempered a.; a s. nature, face, &c.; a s. girl, lovable, affectionate; s. one voc., darling; s. going, travelling over well-laid road or in smooth-going carriage); s. (up) on (colloq.), (inclined to be) in love with, very fond of; sweetbread, pancreas (belly s.-b.) or thymus-gland (throat or neck s.-b.) esp. of calf as food; sweet-BRIER; s.-GALE; sweetheart, either of pair of lovers, (vb) be engaged in love-making (esp. go sweethearting); s.-john, kinds of pink or of narrow-leaved s.-william; sweetmeat, shaped morsel of confectionery usu. consisting chiefly of sugar or chocolate, a fruit preserved in sugar, bonbon, sugarplum, goody; s.-oil, olive oil; s.-pea. garden annual with showy s.-scented flowers: s.-POTATO; s.-root, liquorice; s.-rush, kind of sedge with thick creeping aromatic rootstock used in medicine& confectionery; s.-sop, (s.-pulped fruit of) an evergreen shrub of tropical America; s.-SULTAN; s.-water, kind of white hothouse grape; s.-william, a garden-plant. kind of pink with close-clustered flowers often particoloured in zones; s.-willow, s.-gale; hence sweeten, v.t. & i., sweetening (4) n., sweetish (2) a., sweetly adv., sweetness n. (N.) s. part (the s. & the bitter or ss. & bitters of life); a sweetmeat, bonbon, (also sweety n.); (usu. pl.) s. dish (es) such as puddings, tarts, creams, jellies, forming a course at table; (usu. pl.) fragrance (flowers diffusing their ss. on the air); (pl.) delights, gratifications, pleasures, (the ss. of office, domestication, flattery, success); (chiefly in voc.) darling. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  57. at one\'s own s. will, just as or when one pleases, arbitrarily, unsystematically, at random. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  58. n. That which is sweet to the taste used chiefly in the plural;-that which is sweet or pleasant in odour ; a perfume ;-that which is pleasing or grateful to the mind ;-a darling-a term of endearment. Cabinet Dictionary

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