Sugar is defined as any of the sweet, soluble, crystalline carbohydrates, or an informal term for sweetheart.
Facts About Sugar
- The most common form of sugar is sucrose.
- High fructose corn syrup and glucose are sugars.
- Sugar is used in many laboratories to start reactions and can fuel much of molecular biology.
- It is extremely possible to become addicted to sugar and to destroy your body with too much of this chemical inside of you.
- An example of sugar is an ingredient found in cakes, cookies and ice cream.
- An example of sugar is what a woman may call her granddaughter.
- Sugar means to sprinkle with, or sweeten with any of the sweet, soluble, crystalline carbohydrates.
An example of sugar is to sprinkle a cookie with sugar.
Spoons full of brown and white sugar.
- any of a class of sweet, soluble, crystalline carbohydrates, as the disaccharides and the monosaccharides
- sucrose, esp. when prepared as a crystalline or powdered substance used as a food and sweetening agent
- a sugar bowl, specif. as forming a set with a creamer
- flattery; honeyed words
- sugar diabetes
- Informal darling; sweetheart
- Slang money
Origin of sugarMiddle English sucre ; from Old French ; from Old Spanish azúcar or OIt zucchero, both ; from Arabic sukkar ; from Persian šakar ; from Sanskrit śárkarâ, akin to śarkaraḥ, pebble
- to mix, cover, sprinkle, or sweeten with sugar
- ☆ to form sugar
- ☆ to boil down maple syrup to form maple sugar: usually with off
- A sweet crystalline or powdered substance, white when pure, consisting of sucrose obtained mainly from sugar cane and sugar beets and used in many foods, drinks, and medicines to improve their taste. Also called table sugar.
- 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.
- A unit, such as a lump or cube, in which sugar is dispensed or taken.
- Slang Sweetheart. Used as a term of endearment.
verbsug·ared, sug·ar·ing, sug·ars
- To coat, cover, or sweeten with sugar.
- To make less distasteful or more appealing.
- To form sugar.
- To form granules; granulate.
- To make sugar or syrup from sugar maple sap. Often used with off.
Origin of sugarMiddle English sugre, from Old French sukere, from Medieval Latin succārum, from Old Italian zucchero, from Arabic sukkar, from Persian shakar, from Sanskrit śarkarā, grit, ground sugar.
(countable and uncountable, plural sugars)
- (uncountable) Sucrose in the form of small crystals, obtained from sugar cane or sugar beet and used to sweeten food and drink.
- (countable) When used to sweeten a drink, an amount of this substance approximately equal to five grams or one teaspoon.
- He usually has his coffee white with one sugar.
- (countable, chemistry) Any of various small carbohydrates that are used by organisms to store energy.
- (countable) A generic term for sucrose, glucose, fructose, etc.
- (countable) A term of endearment.
- I'll be with you in a moment, sugar.
- (countable, slang) A kiss.
- (chiefly southern US, slang, uncountable) Effeminacy in a male, often implying homosexuality.
- I think John has a little bit of sugar in him.
- (uncountable, informal) Diabetes.
- (by extension) Anything resembling sugar in taste or appearance.
- Sugar of lead (lead acetate) is a poisonous white crystalline substance with a sweet taste.
- Compliment or flattery used to disguise or render acceptable something obnoxious; honeyed or soothing words.
(third-person singular simple present sugars, present participle sugaring, simple past and past participle sugared)
- To add sugar to; to sweeten with sugar.
- John heavily sugars his coffee.
- To make (something unpleasant) seem less so.
- She has a gift for sugaring what would otherwise be harsh words.
- (US, regional) In making maple sugar, to complete the process of boiling down the syrup till it is thick enough to crystallize; to approach or reach the state of granulation; with the preposition off.
- (informal, euphemistic) Used in place of shit!
- Oh, sugar!
From later Old French çucre (circa 13th cent), from Medieval Latin zuccarum, from Old Italian zucchero, from Arabic سُكّر (súkkar), from Persian شکر (šakar), from Sanskrit शर्करा (śárkarā, “ground or candied sugar", originally "grit, gravel”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱorkeh- (“gravel, boulder”), akin to Ancient Greek κρόκη (krókē, “pebble”).
sugar - Computer Definition
sugar - Investment & Finance Definition
A popular agricultural product that is derived from sugar cane. Futures and options on sugar are traded on the Coffee, Cocoa, and Sugar Exchange (CSCE), which became a subsidiary of the New York Board of Trade in 1998. To meet delivery terms of the contract, U.S. cane sugars and other foreign-produced sugars can be transmitted.