Syrup definition

sĭrəp, sûr-
A thick, sugary liquid made by boiling down or otherwise concentrating plant sap, juice, or grain extracts.
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A thick, sweet, sticky liquid, consisting of a sugar base, natural or artificial flavorings, and water.
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A concentrated solution of sugar in water, often used as a vehicle for medicine.
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A concentrated solution of sugar in water, often used as a vehicle for medicine.
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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.

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Any sweet, thick liquid.
  • 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.
  • (short for) , , etc.
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Any thick liquid that is added to or poured over food as a flavouring and has a high sugar content. Also any viscous liquid.

Maple syrup.

Pancake syrup.

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(Cockney rhyming slang; shortened from syrup of figs) A wig.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
syrup
Plural:
syrups

Origin of syrup

  • Middle English sirup from Old French sirop from Medieval Latin siropus from Arabic šarāb from šariba to drink śrb in Semitic roots

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

  • From Middle English sirup, from Anglo-French sirop, from Medieval Latin siruppus, syrupus, from Arabic شراب (Å¡arāb, “a drink, beverage, wine, coffee, syrup"), from شرب (šáriba, “to drink"). Related to sorbet, sherbet. Compare French sirop, Italian siroppo, Spanish jarabe, jarope.

    From Wiktionary

  • The first known use of sirup was in the 14th century.

    From Wiktionary