any of a variety of confections made with sugar, syrup, etc., often combined with chocolate, fruit, nuts, etc.
a single piece of such a confection.
someone or something that is pleasing or pleasurable, usually in a superficial way (often used in combination):
to cook in sugar or syrup, as sweet potatoes or carrots.
to cook in heavy syrup until transparent, as fruit, fruit peel, or ginger.
to reduce (sugar, syrup, etc.) to a crystalline form, usually by boiling down.
to coat with sugar:
to candy dates.
to make sweet, palatable, or agreeable.
to become covered with sugar.
to crystallize into sugar.
The College, the Market, and the Court Caroline H. Dall
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley
Burroughs’ Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889 Barkham Burroughs
Candy-Making at Home Mary M. Wright
noun (pl) -dies
(mainly US & Canadian) confectionery in general; sweets, chocolate, etc
a person or thing that is regarded as being attractive but superficial: arm candy
(informal) like taking candy from a baby, very easy to accomplish
verb -dies, -dying, -died
to cause (sugar, etc) to become crystalline, esp by boiling or (of sugar) to become crystalline through boiling
to preserve (fruit peel, ginger, etc) by boiling in sugar
to cover with any crystalline substance, such as ice or sugar
Cocaine or hashish (narcotics 1900+)
A sugar cube soaked with lsd; LSD (1960s+ Narcotics)
Any barbiturate drug; drugs in general (1960s+ Narcotics)
Something easily done; breeze, cinch, piece of cake (1940s+)
noun Contemporary Examples 10 Movies Too Awful for the Theater Shannon Donnelly, The Daily Beast Video March 27, 2009
a stick or short staff used to assist one in walking; walking stick. a long, hollow or pithy, jointed woody stem, as that of bamboo, rattan, sugar cane, and certain palms. a plant having such a stem. split rattan woven or interlaced for chair seats, wickerwork, etc. any of several tall bamboolike grasses, especially of […]
a thicket of canes. Historical Examples Strange Stories of the Great Valley Abbie Johnston Grosvenor The Pony Rider Boys in Louisiana Frank Gee Patchin Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2 Work Projects Administration Space Tug Murray Leinster The Master […]
a chair, the back and seat of which are made of interlaced strips of cane. Historical Examples Old Fritz and the New Era Louise Muhlbach Louisa Of Prussia and Her Times Louise Muhlbach Leonora Arnold Bennett Fitz the Filibuster George Manville Fenn