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Sugar meaning

sugar - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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. 2. By extension, anything resembling sugar in taste or appearance; as, sugar of lead ( lead acetate), a poisonous white crystalline substance having a sweet taste.
  3. 3. Compliment or flattery used to disguise or render acceptable something obnoxious; honeyed or soothing words.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To impregnate, season, cover, or sprinkle with sugar; to mix sugar with.
  6. 6. To cover with soft words; to disguise by flattery; to compliment; to sweeten; as, to sugar reproof.
  7. 7. Sweet substance obtained from the sugar- cane, maple, & c.
  8. 8. To sprinkle or mix with sugar.

sugar - examples of usage

  1. I have seen her come to my mother's house with tea and sugar for sale. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. I knew many people who gave them to him for tea and sugar, and sometimes meal. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. Rendall's sugar, I think, was 9d. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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