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.
(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.
sweets, pie, cake, candy, and other foods high in sugar content.
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)
excessively sweet; too sweet
Maple syrup and powdered sugar together made the French toast oversweet.
oversweeten v, oversweetness n
We’re going out to dinner? Sweet!
Old English swete “pleasing to the senses, mind or feelings,” from Proto-Germanic *swotijaz (cf. Old Saxon swoti, Swedish söt, Danish sød, Middle Dutch soete, Dutch zoet, Old High German swuozi, German süß), from PIE root *swad- “sweet, pleasant” (Sanskrit svadus “sweet;” Greek hedys “sweet, pleasant, agreeable,” hedone “pleasure;” Latin suavis “sweet,” suadere “to advise,” properly “to make something pleasant to”).
To be sweet on someone is first recorded 1690s. Sweet-talk (v.) dates from 1935; earliest uses seem to refer to conversation between black and white in segregated U.S. Sweet sixteen first recorded 1767. Sweet dreams as a parting to one going to sleep is attested from 1898, short for sweet dreams to you, etc. Sweet and sour in cooking is from 1723 and not originally of oriental food.
c.1300, “something sweet to the taste,” also “beloved one,” from sweet (adj.); the meaning “candy drop” is 1851 (earlier sweetie, 1721).
: a bunch of mealy-mouthed wimps who’d break bread with Adolf fucking Hitler if it meant some kind of rating during sweeps week
Audience ratings and their announcement: She plans to stay through the May ratings ”sweeps” (1980s+ Television)
[perhaps fr sweepstakes]
[oh-ver-swing] /ˌoʊ vərˈswɪŋ/ verb (used without object), overswung, overswinging. Baseball, Golf. 1. to too hard, hoping to apply more power.
[oh-ver-teyk] /ˌoʊ vərˈteɪk/ verb (used with object), overtook, overtaken, overtaking. 1. to catch up with in traveling or pursuit; draw even with: By taking a cab to the next town, we managed to overtake and board the train. 2. to catch up with and pass, as in a race; move by: He overtook the leader […]
[oh-vurt, oh-vurt] /oʊˈvɜrt, ˈoʊ vɜrt/ adjective 1. open to view or knowledge; not concealed or secret: overt hostility. 2. Heraldry. (of a device, as a purse) represented as open: a purse overt. /ˈəʊvɜːt; əʊˈvɜːt/ adjective 1. open to view; observable 2. (law) open; deliberate. Criminal intent may be inferred from an overt act adj. early […]
[tawk] /tɔk/ verb (used without object) 1. to communicate or exchange ideas, information, etc., by speaking: to talk about poetry. 2. to consult or confer: Talk with your adviser. 3. to spread a rumor or tell a confidence; gossip. 4. to chatter or prate. 5. to employ speech; perform the act of speaking: to talk […]