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.
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.
A simple lazy functional language designed at Westfield College, University of London, UK and used in Principles of Functional Programming, Hugh Glaser et al, P-H 1984.
noun, American History. 1. a law passed by the British Parliament in 1764 raising duties on foreign refined sugar imported by the colonies so as to give British sugar growers in the West Indies a monopoly on the colonial market.
noun 1. (Scot) liquorice
noun 1. sweetsop. noun 1. another name for sweetsop
- Sugar bag
noun 1. (Austral & NZ) a small hessian bag occasionally still used, esp in rural areas, as a rough-and-ready measure for dry goods