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Meaning of SWEET

Pronunciation:  sweet, sweet

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the property of containing sugar
  2. [n]  the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
  3. [n]  a food rich in sugar
  4. [n]  (British) dessert
  5. [n]  English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
  6. [adv]  in an affectionate or loving manner; "Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly"; (`sweet' is a poetic or informal variant for `sweetly' as in"how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank"- Shakespeare; "talking sweet to each other")
  7. [adj]  having a natural fragrance; "odoriferous spices"; "the odorous air of the orchard"; "the perfumed air of June"; "scented flowers"
  8. [adj]  not having a salty taste; "sweet water"
  9. [adj]  having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; "an angelic smile"; "a cherubic face"; "looking so seraphic when he slept"; "a sweet disposition"
  10. [adj]  pleasing to the ear; "the dulcet tones of the cello"
  11. [adj]  pleasing to the mind or feeling; "sweet revenge"
  12. [adj]  pleasing to the senses; "the sweet song of the lark"; "the sweet face of a child"
  13. [adj]  one of the four basic taste sensations; very pleasant; like the taste of sugar or honey
  14. [adj]  with sweetening added
  15. [adj]  (used of wines) having a sweet taste
  16. [adj]  having a pleasant taste (as of sugar)
  17. [adj]  not soured or preserved; "sweet milk"
  18. [adj]  not having undergone fermentation; "sweet cider"
 

SWEET is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: afters, angelic, angelical, cherubic, cloying, confection, confectionery, dulcet, fragrant, fresh, gratifying, Henry Sweet, honeyed, lovable, loveable, mellifluous, mellisonant, melodic, melodious, musical, odoriferous, odorous, perfumed, pleasing, saccharine, scented, seraphic, sugared, sugariness, sugary, sweetened, sweetish, sweetly, sweetness, sweetness, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling, syrupy, treacly, unfermented, unsalty, unsoured
 
 Antonyms: dry, sour
 
 See Also: candied apple, candy, candy apple, caramel apple, chewing gum, comfit, confiture, dainty, delicacy, dessert, goody, gum, gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, hardbake, kickshaw, maraschino, maraschino cherry, nonpareil, phonetician, saccharinity, sugariness, sweet, sweetmeat, taffy apple, taste, taste perception, taste property, taste sensation, tasteful, toffee apple, treat

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sweet\, a. [Compar. {Sweeter}; superl. {Sweetest}.] [OE.
    swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te,
    OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s["u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr,
    s[oe]tr, Sw. s["o]t, Dan. s["o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for
    suadvis, Gr. ?, Skr. sv[=a]du sweet, svad, sv[=a]d, to
    sweeten. [root]175. Cf. {Assuage}, {Suave}, {Suasion}.]
    1. Having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar;
       saccharine; -- opposed to sour and bitter; as, a sweet
       beverage; sweet fruits; sweet oranges.
    
    2. Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a
       sweet rose; sweet odor; sweet incense.
    
             The breath of these flowers is sweet to me.
                                                   --Longfellow.
    
    3. Pleasing to the ear; soft; melodious; harmonious; as, the
       sweet notes of a flute or an organ; sweet music; a sweet
       voice; a sweet singer.
    
             To make his English sweet upon his tongue.
                                                   --Chaucer.
    
             A voice sweet, tremulous, but powerful. --Hawthorne.
    
    4. Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair;
       as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion.
    
             Sweet interchange Of hill and valley, rivers, woods,
             and plains.                           --Milton.
    
    5. Fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water. --Bacon.
    
    6. Not changed from a sound or wholesome state. Specifically:
       (a) Not sour; as, sweet milk or bread.
       (b) Not state; not putrescent or putrid; not rancid; as,
           sweet butter; sweet meat or fish.
    
    7. Plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable;
       winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners.
    
             Canst thou bind the sweet influence of Pleiades?
                                                   --Job xxxviii.
                                                   31.
    
             Mildness and sweet reasonableness is the one
             established rule of Christian working. --M. Arnold.
    
    Note: Sweet is often used in the formation of self-explaining
          compounds; as, sweet-blossomed, sweet-featured,
          sweet-smelling, sweet-tempered, sweet-toned, etc.
    
    {Sweet alyssum}. (Bot.) See {Alyssum}.
    
    {Sweet apple}. (Bot.)
       (a) Any apple of sweet flavor.
       (b) See {Sweet-top}.
    
    {Sweet bay}. (Bot.)
       (a) The laurel ({laurus nobilis}).
       (b) Swamp sassafras.
    
    {Sweet calabash} (Bot.), a plant of the genus {Passiflora}
       ({P. maliformis}) growing in the West Indies, and
       producing a roundish, edible fruit, the size of an apple.
    
    
    {Sweet cicely}. (Bot.)
       (a) Either of the North American plants of the
           umbelliferous genus {Osmorrhiza} having aromatic roots
           and seeds, and white flowers. --Gray.
       (b) A plant of the genus {Myrrhis} ({M. odorata}) growing
           in England.
    
    {Sweet calamus}, or {Sweet cane}. (Bot.) Same as {Sweet
       flag}, below.
    
    {Sweet Cistus} (Bot.), an evergreen shrub ({Cistus Ladanum})
       from which the gum ladanum is obtained.
    
    {Sweet clover}. (Bot.) See {Melilot}.
    
    {Sweet coltsfoot} (Bot.), a kind of butterbur ({Petasites
       sagittata}) found in Western North America.
    
    {Sweet corn} (Bot.), a variety of the maize of a sweet taste.
       See the Note under {Corn}.
    
    {Sweet fern} (Bot.), a small North American shrub
       ({Comptonia, or Myrica, asplenifolia}) having
       sweet-scented or aromatic leaves resembling fern leaves.
    
    
    {Sweet flag} (Bot.), an endogenous plant ({Acorus Calamus})
       having long flaglike leaves and a rootstock of a pungent
       aromatic taste. It is found in wet places in Europe and
       America. See {Calamus}, 2.
    
    {Sweet gale} (Bot.), a shrub ({Myrica Gale}) having bitter
       fragrant leaves; -- also called {sweet willow}, and {Dutch
       myrtle}. See 5th {Gale}.
    
    {Sweet grass} (Bot.), holy, or Seneca, grass.
    
    {Sweet gum} (Bot.), an American tree ({Liquidambar
       styraciflua}). See {Liquidambar}.
    
    {Sweet herbs}, fragrant herbs cultivated for culinary
       purposes.
    
    {Sweet John} (Bot.), a variety of the sweet William.
    
    {Sweet leaf} (Bot.), horse sugar. See under {Horse}.
    
    {Sweet marjoram}. (Bot.) See {Marjoram}.
    
    {Sweet marten} (Zo["o]l.), the pine marten.
    
    {Sweet maudlin} (Bot.), a composite plant ({Achillea
       Ageratum}) allied to milfoil.
    
    {Sweet oil}, olive oil.
    
    {Sweet pea}. (Bot.) See under {Pea}.
    
    {Sweet potato}. (Bot.) See under {Potato}.
    
    {Sweet rush} (Bot.), sweet flag.
    
    {Sweet spirits of niter} (Med. Chem.) See {Spirit of nitrous
       ether}, under {Spirit}.
    
    {Sweet sultan} (Bot.), an annual composite plant ({Centaurea
       moschata}), also, the yellow-flowered ({C. odorata}); --
       called also {sultan flower}.
    
    {Sweet tooth}, an especial fondness for sweet things or for
       sweetmeats. [Colloq.]
    
    {Sweet William}.
       (a) (Bot.) A species of pink ({Dianthus barbatus}) of many
           varieties.
       (b) (Zo["o]l.) The willow warbler.
       (c) (Zo["o]l.) The European goldfinch; -- called also
           {sweet Billy}. [Prov. Eng.]
    
    {Sweet willow} (Bot.), sweet gale.
    
    {Sweet wine}. See {Dry wine}, under {Dry}.
    
    {To be sweet on}, to have a particular fondness for, or
       special interest in, as a young man for a young woman.
       [Colloq.] --Thackeray.
    
    Syn: Sugary; saccharine; dulcet; luscious.
    
    
  2. \Sweet\, n.
    1. That which is sweet to the taste; -- used chiefly in the
       plural. Specifically:
       (a) Confectionery, sweetmeats, preserves, etc.
       (b) Home-made wines, cordials, metheglin, etc.
    
    2. That which is sweet or pleasant in odor; a perfume. ``A
       wilderness of sweets.'' --Milton.
    
    3. That which is pleasing or grateful to the mind; as, the
       sweets of domestic life.
    
             A little bitter mingled in our cup leaves no relish
             of the sweet.                         --Locke.
    
    4. One who is dear to another; a darling; -- a term of
       endearment. ``Wherefore frowns my sweet?'' --B. Jonson.
    
    
  3. \Sweet\, adv.
    Sweetly. --Shak.
    
    
  4. \Sweet\, v. t.
    To sweeten. [Obs.] --Udall.
    
    
 

 

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