Definition of "candy" [can•dy•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)

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.

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."