adjective, sweeter, sweetest.
having the taste or flavor characteristic of sugar, honey, etc.
producing the one of the four basic taste sensations that is not bitter, sour, or salt.
not rancid or stale; fresh:
This milk is still sweet.
not salt or salted:
pleasing to the ear; making a delicate, pleasant, or agreeable sound; musical.
pleasing or fresh to the smell; fragrant; perfumed.
pleasing or agreeable; delightful.
amiable; kind or gracious, as a person, action, etc.
dear; beloved; precious.
easily managed; done or effected without effort.
(of wine) not dry; containing unfermented, natural sugar.
(of a cocktail) made with a greater proportion of vermouth than usual.
sentimental, cloying, or unrealistic:
a sweet painting of little kittens.
(of air) fresh; free from odor, staleness, excess humidity, noxious gases, etc.
free from acidity or sourness, as soil.
devoid of corrosive or acidic substances.
(of fuel oil or gas) containing no sulfur compounds.
(of jazz or big band music) performed with a regular beat, moderate tempo, lack of improvisation, and an emphasis on warm tone and clearly outlined melody.
in a sweet manner; sweetly.
a sweet flavor, smell, or sound; sweetness.
something that is sweet or causes or gives a sweet flavor, smell, or sound.
candied sweet potatoes.
(in direct address) sweetheart.
sweets, pie, cake, candy, and other foods high in sugar content.
a piece of candy; sweetmeat or bonbon.
a sweet dish or dessert, as a pudding or tart.
something pleasant to the mind or feelings.
a beloved person.
(in direct address) darling; sweetheart.
sweet on, Informal. infatuated with; in love with:
He’s sweet on her.
having or denoting a pleasant taste like that of sugar
agreeable to the senses or the mind: sweet music
having pleasant manners; gentle: a sweet child
(of wine, etc) having a relatively high sugar content; not dry
(of foods) not decaying or rancid: sweet milk
not salty: sweet water
free from unpleasant odours: sweet air
containing no corrosive substances: sweet soil
(of petrol) containing no sulphur compounds
sentimental or unrealistic
individual; particular: the electorate went its own sweet way
(jazz) performed with a regular beat, with the emphasis on clearly outlined melody and little improvisation
(Austral, slang) satisfactory or in order; all right
(archaic) respected; dear (used in polite forms of address): sweet sir
smooth and precise; perfectly executed: a sweet shot
sweet on, fond of or infatuated with
keep someone sweet, to ingratiate oneself in order to ensure cooperation
(informal) in a sweet manner
a sweet taste or smell; sweetness in general
(often pl) (Brit) any of numerous kinds of confectionery consisting wholly or partly of sugar, esp of sugar boiled and crystallized (boiled sweets)
(Brit) a pudding, fruit, or any sweet dish served as a dessert
dear; sweetheart (used as a form of address)
anything that is sweet
(often pl) a pleasurable experience, state, etc: the sweets of success
(US) See sweet potato
Henry. 1845–1912, English philologist; a pioneer of modern phonetics. His books include A History of English Sounds (1874)
We’re going out to dinner? Sweet!
- Sweet fern
noun 1. a North American shrub, Comptonia (or Myrica) asplenifolia, having scented fernlike leaves and heads of brownish flowers: family Myricaceae
noun 1. a plant, Acorus calamus, of the arum family, having long, sword-shaped leaves and a pungent, aromatic rootstock. noun 1. an aroid marsh plant, Acorus calamus, having swordlike leaves, small greenish flowers, and aromatic roots Also called calamus
noun 1. any of several fragrant plants, as manna grass or the sweet flag. noun 1. an aromatic grass (Hierochloe odorata), traditionally used in Native American rituals 2. See flote grass
noun 1. a tall, aromatic tree, Liquidambar styraciflua, of the eastern U.S., having star-shaped leaves and fruits in rounded, burlike clusters. 2. the hard reddish-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture. 3. the amber balsam exuded by this tree, used in the manufacture of perfumes and medicines. noun 1. a North American liquidambar […]