Sweet 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. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is sweet or pleasant in odor; a perfume. ``A wilderness of sweets.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is pleasing or grateful to the mind; as, the sweets of domestic life. [1913 Webster]

A little bitter mingled in our cup leaves no relish of the sweet. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

4. One who is dear to another; a darling; -- a term of endearment. ``Wherefore frowns my sweet?'' --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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