- The definition of a syrup is a thick, sweet liquid, or a liquid concentration of medicine in sugar.
- An example of syrup is maple syrup.
- An example of syrup is a child's pain medicine.
syrup definition by Webster's New World
- a solution of sugar and water boiled together, to which flavoring is often added
- any solution of sugar used in pharmacy as a vehicle for medicines
- the sweet, thick liquid obtained in the process of manufacturing cane sugar or glucose
- maple syrup, corn syrup, etc.
Origin: Middle English sirupe ; from Old French sirop ; from Midieval Latin sirupus ; from Arabic sharāb, a drink ; from shariba, to drink
syrup definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A thick, sweet, sticky liquid, consisting of a sugar base, natural or artificial flavorings, and water.
- The juice of a fruit or plant boiled with sugar until thick and sticky.
- A concentrated solution of sugar in water, often used as a vehicle for medicine.
Origin: Middle English sirup, from Old French sirop, from Medieval Latin siropus, from Arabic šarāb, from šariba, to drink; see śrb in Semitic roots.
syrup - Medical Definition