Sweet meaning

swēt
Sweet means a piece of candy or another good tasting treat.

An example of a sweet is a lollipop.

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Not saline or salted.

Sweet water; sweet butter.

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Having a pleasing disposition; lovable.

A sweet child.

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Kind; gracious.

It was sweet of him to help out.

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Fragrant; perfumed.

A sweet scent.

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Not spoiled, sour, or decaying; fresh.

Sweet milk.

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Free of acid or acidity.

Sweet soil.

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Low in sulfur content.

Sweet fuel oil.

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In a sweet manner; sweetly.
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Sweet taste or quality; sweetness.
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Something sweet to the taste.
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A dear or beloved person.
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Something pleasing to the mind or feelings.
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(jazz) Designating or of music or playing characterized by more or less strict adherence to melody, sentimentality or blandness in tone and rhythm, and a moderate tempo.
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The quality of being sweet; sweetness.
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A sweet, or beloved, person; darling.
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In a sweet manner.
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Having a pleasant sound.

A sweet tune.

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(informal) Very pleasing; agreeable.

The new Lexus was a sweet birthday gift.

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(informal, followed by on) Romantically fixated, enamored (followed by with), fond (followed by of).

The attraction was mutual and instant; they were sweet on one another from first sight.

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Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair.

A sweet face; a sweet colour or complexion.

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In a sweet manner.

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The definition of sweet is a description for a person who is nice or for something that tastes good and that is usually sugary.

An example of sweet is the way you describe a generally nice girl that everyone likes.

An example of sweet is the way you would describe the taste of cake or candy.

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(music) Of, relating to, or being a form of jazz characterized by adherence to a melodic line and to a time signature.
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(person) 1845-1912; Eng. linguist.
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See suite.
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Having a pleasant taste, especially one relating to the basic taste sensation induced by sugar.

A sweet apple.

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Having a taste of sugar.
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Containing a sweetening ingredient.
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(wine) Retaining a portion of sugar.

Sweet wines are better dessert wines.

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Not having a salty taste.

Sweet butter.

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Having a pleasant smell.

A sweet scent.

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Sweet milk.

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Having a pleasing disposition.

A sweet child.

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Having a helpful disposition.

It was sweet of him to help out.

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(mineralogy) Free from excessive unwanted substances like acid or sulphur.

Sweet soil.

Sweet crude oil.

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(uncountable) The basic taste sensation induced by sugar.
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(countable, UK) A confection made from sugar, or high in sugar content; a candy.
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(countable, UK) A food eaten for dessert.

Can we see the sweet menu, please?

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Having the taste of sugar or a substance containing or resembling sugar, as honey or saccharin.
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(informal) sweet on
  • Enamored of; in love with.
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be sweet on
  • to be in love with
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

be sweet on

Origin of sweet

  • Middle English swete from Old English swēte swād- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Via Middle English swete, sweete, from Old English swÄ“te, from Proto-Germanic *swōtuz, from Proto-Indo-European *swehâ‚‚d-. Compare West Frisian swiet, Low German sööt, Dutch zoet, German süß, Danish sød.

    From Wiktionary