Definition of Candy

1. Noun. A rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts.

2. Verb. Coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze.
Exact synonyms: Glaze, Sugarcoat
Generic synonyms: Dulcify, Dulcorate, Edulcorate, Sweeten
Derivative terms: Glaze

Definition of Candy

1. v. t. To conserve or boil in sugar; as, to candy fruits; to candy ginger.

2. v. i. To have sugar crystals form in or on; as, fruits preserved in sugar candy after a time.

3. n. A more or less solid article of confectionery made by boiling sugar or molasses to the desired consistency, and than crystallizing, molding, or working in the required shape. It is often flavored or colored, and sometimes contains fruit, nuts, etc.

4. n. A weight, at Madras 500 pounds, at Bombay 560 pounds.

Definition of Candy

1. Proper noun. A pet form of the female given name Candace or Candice. ¹

2. Noun. (uncountable chiefly US) Edible, sweet-tasting confectionery containing sugar, or sometimes artificial sweeteners, and often flavored with fruit, chocolate, nuts, herbs and spices, or artificial flavors. ¹

3. Noun. (countable chiefly US) A piece of candy. ¹

4. Verb. (cooking) To cook in, or coat with, sugar syrup. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) a unit of mass used in southern India, equal to twenty maunds, roughly equal to 500 pounds avoirdupois but varying locally. ¹

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Definition of Candy

1. to coat with sugar [v -DIED, -DYING, -DIES]

Medical Definition of Candy

1. Sweet food products combining cane or beet sugars with other carbohydrates and chocolate, milk, eggs, and various flavorings. In the united states, candy refers to both sugar- and cocoa-based confections and is differentiated from sweetened baked goods; elsewhere the terms sugar confectionary, chocolate confectionary, and flour confectionary (meaning goods such as cakes and pastries) are used. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Candy

candy (current term)
candy apple
candy apples
candy bar
candy bars
candy cane
candy canes
candy corn
candy corns
candy egg

Literary usage of Candy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dr. Chase's Recipes: Or, Information for Everybody; an Invaluable Collection by Alvin Wood Chase, William Wesley Cook (1920)
"candy Perfectly White.—If desired to have candy that is perfectly white, ... Molasses candy Without Sugar.—Porto Rico molasses boiled and worked as above, ..."

2. The Bookman (1903)
"I don't deny as conscience is an invention o' Providence and shud be respected as such ; but candy says to me, 'Lizzie,' he says, 'the same Providence as ..."

3. The Boston Cooking-school Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer (1896)
"Pour into a buttered pan and pull same as Molasses candy. ... Place fondant on candy, bring edges of candy together, and press firmly over fondant. ..."

4. A Treatise on Pharmacy by Edward Parrish (1864)
"candy AND DROPS. Various kinds of candy are used in medicine for the well-known expectorant or demulcent properties of the sugar alone ..."

5. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1905)
"That's why we are so careful to have every pound of our candy as good and fresh and delicious as candy can possibly be made. At our candy counter you will ..."

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