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Definition of "sugar" []

  • A sweet crystalline or powdered substance, white when pure, consisting of sucrose obtained mainly from sugar cane and sugar beets and used in many foods, drinks, and medicines to improve their taste. Also called table sugar. (noun)
  • Any of a class of water-soluble crystalline carbohydrates, including sucrose and lactose, having a characteristically sweet taste and classified as monosaccharides, disaccharides, and trisaccharides. (noun)
  • A unit, such as a lump or cube, in which sugar is dispensed or taken. (noun)
  • Slang Sweetheart. Used as a term of endearment. (noun)
  • To coat, cover, or sweeten with sugar. (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 "sugar" in a sentence
  • "Hence in the making of candy from granulated sugar, it is desirable to add glucose or sirup to granulated sugar or to change some of the crystallized sugar to a sugar which crystallizes with difficulty, _i. e._ _invert sugar_."
  • "_Confectioners 'sugar_ is a very finely ground form of cane or beet sugar."
  • "These are made from granulated or other coarse sugar, while the uncooked ones are made from XXXX, or _confectioners ', sugar_, as it is sometimes called."