covered, mixed, or sweetened with sugar.
sweetened as if with sugar; made agreeable; honeyed, as words, speech, etc.
a sweet, crystalline substance, C 1 2 H 2 2 O 1 1 , obtained chiefly from the juice of the sugarcane and the sugar beet, and present in sorghum, maple sap, etc.: used extensively as an ingredient and flavoring of certain foods and as a fermenting agent in the manufacture of certain alcoholic beverages; sucrose.
Compare beet sugar, cane sugar.
Chemistry. a member of the same class of carbohydrates, as lactose, glucose, or fructose.
(sometimes initial capital letter) an affectionate or familiar term of address, as to a child or a romantic partner (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, casual acquaintances, subordinates, etc., especially by a male to a female).
a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter S.
verb (used with object)
to cover, sprinkle, mix, or sweeten with sugar.
to make agreeable.
verb (used without object)
to form sugar or sugar crystals.
to make maple sugar.
sugar off, (in making maple sugar) to complete the boiling down of the syrup in preparation for granulation.
made sweeter or more appealing with or as with sugar
Also called sucrose, saccharose. a white crystalline sweet carbohydrate, a disaccharide, found in many plants and extracted from sugar cane and sugar beet: it is used esp as a sweetening agent in food and drinks. Formula: C12H22O11 related adjective saccharine
any of a class of simple water-soluble carbohydrates, such as sucrose, lactose, and fructose
(informal, mainly US & Canadian) a term of affection, esp for one’s sweetheart
(rare) a slang word for money
a slang name for LSD
(transitive) to add sugar to; make sweet
(transitive) to cover or sprinkle with sugar
(intransitive) to produce sugar
sugar the pill, sugar the medicine, to make something unpleasant more agreeable by adding something pleasant: the government stopped wage increases but sugared the pill by reducing taxes
Alan (Michael). Baron. born 1947, British electronics entrepreneur; chairman of Amstrad (1968–2008); noted for his BBC series The Apprentice (from 2005)
sugar sug·ar (shug’ər)
A crystalline or powdered substance consisting of sucrose obtained mainly from sugar cane and sugar beets and used in many medicines to improve their taste.
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.
Any of a class of crystalline carbohydrates that are water-soluble, have a characteristic sweet taste, and are universally present in animals and plants. They are characterized by the many OH groups they contain. Sugars are monosaccharides or small oligosaccharides, and include sucrose, glucose, and lactose.
adjective 1. containing no sugar: a sugar-free cola.
noun 1. a gliding possum, Petaurus breviceps, inhabiting open forests of New Guinea, Tasmania, and Australia. sugar glider noun 1. a common Australian phalanger, Petaurus breviceps, that glides from tree to tree feeding on insects and nectar
noun 1. sugarbush (def 2).
- Sugar gum
noun 1. (Austral) a small eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus cladocalyx, having smooth bark and barrel-shaped fruits and grown for timber and ornament. It has sweet-tasting leaves which are often eaten by livestock