Definition of "candy" []

  • A rich sweet confection made with sugar and often flavored or combined with fruits or nuts. (noun)
  • A piece of such a confection. (noun)
  • To reduce to sugar crystals. (verb-transitive)
  • To cook, preserve, saturate, or coat with sugar or syrup. (verb-transitive)
  • To make pleasant or agreeable; sweeten. (verb-transitive)
  • Confectionery in general; sweets, chocolate, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A person or thing that is regarded as being attractive but superficial (noun)
  • To cause (sugar, etc) to become crystalline, esp by boiling or (of sugar) to become crystalline through boiling (verb)
  • To preserve (fruit peel, ginger, etc) by boiling in sugar (verb)
  • To cover with any crystalline substance, such as ice or sugar (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "candy" in a sentence
  • ""It's like takin 'candy from a baby," he disclaimed."
  • "As her presence was not required in the chamber, Katy went down-stairs to what she called the candy room."
  • "Mohamed said Misrata's hospitals were seeing victims of what he described as candy bombs - something that resembles a pretty bottle."