Definition of Sweet

1. Noun. English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912).

Exact synonyms: Henry Sweet
Generic synonyms: Phonetician

2. Adjective. Having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar.
Also: Sugary, Tasty
Similar to: Cloying, Saccharine, Syrupy, Treacly, Sweetish
Antonyms: Sour
Derivative terms: Sweetness, Sweetness

3. Adverb. In an affectionate or loving manner ('sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of 'sweetly'). "Talking sweet to each other"
Exact synonyms: Sweetly
Language type: Colloquialism
Category relationships: Poesy, Poetry, Verse

4. Noun. A dish served as the last course of a meal.

5. Adjective. Having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub. "A sweet disposition"
Exact synonyms: Angelic, Angelical, Cherubic, Seraphic
Similar to: Lovable, Loveable
Derivative terms: Angel, Angel, Seraph, Sweetness

6. Noun. A food rich in sugar.

7. Adjective. Pleasing to the ear. "The dulcet tones of the cello"
Exact synonyms: Dulcet, Honeyed, Mellifluous, Mellisonant
Similar to: Melodic, Melodious, Musical
Derivative terms: Sweetness

8. Noun. The taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth.

9. Adjective. Pleasing to the senses. "The sweet face of a child"
Similar to: Pleasing
Derivative terms: Sweetness

10. Noun. The property of tasting as if it contains sugar.
Exact synonyms: Sweetness
Generic synonyms: Taste Property
Specialized synonyms: Saccharinity, Sugariness

11. Adjective. Pleasing to the mind or feeling. "Sweet revenge"
Exact synonyms: Gratifying
Similar to: Pleasing
Derivative terms: Sweetness

12. Adjective. Having a natural fragrance. "Scented flowers"
Exact synonyms: Odoriferous, Odorous, Perfumed, Scented, Sweet-scented, Sweet-smelling
Similar to: Fragrant
Derivative terms: Sweetness

13. Adjective. (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content. "Sweet dessert wines"
Also: Sugary
Antonyms: Dry
Derivative terms: Sweetness

14. Adjective. Not containing or composed of salt water. "Fresh water"
Exact synonyms: Fresh
Antonyms: Salty

15. Adjective. Not soured or preserved. "Sweet milk"
Exact synonyms: Fresh, Unfermented
Similar to: Unsoured
Derivative terms: Freshness

16. Adjective. With sweetening added.
Exact synonyms: Sugared, Sweet-flavored, Sweetened
Similar to: Sugary
Derivative terms: Sweetness

Definition of Sweet

1. a. 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. n. That which is sweet to the taste; -- used chiefly in the plural.

3. adv. Sweetly.

4. v. t. To sweeten.

Definition of Sweet

1. Adjective. Having a pleasant taste, especially one relating to the basic taste sensation induced by sugar. ¹

2. Adjective. Having a taste of sugar. ¹

3. Adjective. Containing a sweetening ingredient. ¹

4. Adjective. (context: wine) Retaining a portion of sugar. ¹

5. Adjective. Not having a salty taste. ¹

6. Adjective. Having a pleasant smell. ¹

7. Adjective. Not decaying, fermented, rancid, sour, spoiled, or stale. ¹

8. Adjective. Having a pleasant sound. ¹

9. Adjective. Having a pleasing disposition. ¹

10. Adjective. Having a helpful disposition. ¹

11. Adjective. Free from excessive unwanted substances like acid or sulphur. ¹

12. Adjective. (informal) Very good; pleasant; agreeable. ¹

13. Adverb. In a sweet manner. ¹

14. Noun. The basic taste sensation induced by sugar. ¹

15. Noun. (countable British) A confection made from sugar, or high in sugar content; a candy. ¹

16. Noun. (countable British) A food eaten for dessert. ¹

17. Noun. sweetheart ¹

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Definition of Sweet

1. pleasing to the taste [adj SWEETER, SWEETEST] / something that is sweet [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweet

sweeps stunt
sweeps stunts
sweet (current term)
sweet-and-sour sauce
sweet-and-sour sauces
sweet-birch oil
sweet-potato ring rot
sweet-potato whitefly
sweet-scented geranium
sweet FA
sweet F A

Literary usage of Sweet

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

1. Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will by William Shakespeare (2001)
"STEEVENS : So in Wit of a Woman, 1604: 'sweet and twenty; all sweet and sweet. ... HALLIWELL : That is, twenty times sweet. There is no necessity for ..."

2. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"CHAPTER XXXIV That to him who loveth God is sweet above all things and in all ... O delightsome and sweet world! that is, to him that loveth the Word, ..."

3. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"O delightsome and sweet world! that is, ... can anything please long without Thee but if it would be pleasant and of sweet savour, Thy grace must be there, ..."

4. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920)
"Oh, it would be sweet to help him— so sweet." As his arms moved toward her she answered all her doubts with "sweet, so sweet." chapter UNDER the rolling ..."

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