sugar
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sugre, sucre, from Anglo-French sucre, from Medieval Latin zuccarum, from Old Italian zucchero, from Arabic sukkar, from Persian shakar, ultimately from Sanskrit śarkarā; akin to Sanskrit śarkara pebble — more at crocodile Date: 14th century 1. a. a sweet crystallizable material that consists wholly or essentially of sucrose, is colorless or white when pure tending to brown when less refined, is obtained commercially from sugarcane or sugar beet and less extensively from sorghum, maples, and palms, and is important as a source of dietary carbohydrate and as a sweetener and preservative of other foods b. any of various water-soluble compounds that vary widely in sweetness, include the monosaccharides and oligosaccharides, and typically are optically active 2. a unit (as a spoonful, cube, or lump) of sugar 3. a sugar bowl • sugarless adjective II. verb (sugared; sugaring) Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to make palatable or attractive ; sweeten <
a story sugared with romance
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2. to sprinkle or mix with sugar intransitive verb 1. to form or be converted into sugar 2. to become granular ; granulate 3. to make maple syrup or maple sugar

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  • Sugar — Sug ar, n. [OE. sugre, F. sucre (cf. It. zucchero, Sp. az[ u]car), fr. Ar. sukkar, assukkar, fr. Skr. [,c]arkar[=a] sugar, gravel; cf. Per. shakar. Cf. {Saccharine}, {Sucrose}.] 1. A sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance, of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • şugar — ŞUGÁR, Ă, şugari, e, adj. (reg.) Zvelt, suplu, subţire. – Din magh. sugár. Trimis de LauraGellner, 03.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  ŞUGÁR adj. v. subţiratic, subţire, suplu, zvelt. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  ŞUGÁR s …   Dicționar Român

  • Sugar — puede hacer referencia a: Para la interfaz gráfica en desarrollo para el proyecto OLPC vea Sugar GUI. Sugar (banda), banda de indie rock norteamericana encabezada por Bob Mould. La canción Sugar del grupo de rock System of a Down. En Mitología a …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sugar — Sug ar, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sugared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sugaring}.] 1. To impregnate, season, cover, or sprinkle with sugar; to mix sugar with. When I sugar my liquor. G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover with soft words; to disguise by flattery; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sugar — o Maju es el consorte de la Gran Diosa vasca Mari. Tiene sin embargo un papel mucho más oscuro. Etimología. Sugar: suge + ar: serpiente macho, dragón. También se sugiere: su + gar: llama del fuego. La etimología de Maju es desconocida. Una… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • sugar — [shoog′ər] n. [ME sucre < OFr < OSp azúcar or OIt zucchero, both < Ar sukkar < Pers šakar < Sans śárkarâ, akin to śarkaraḥ, pebble] 1. any of a class of sweet, soluble, crystalline carbohydrates, as the disaccharides and the… …   English World dictionary

  • sugar — SUGÁR, Ă, sugari, e, adj. (Adesea substantivat) Sugaci. – Suge + suf. ar. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  SUGÁR s. prunc, sugaci, nou născut, (înv. şi pop.) plod, (înv. şi reg.) cocon, poroboc, sugător, (Mold. şi Transilv.)… …   Dicționar Român

  • sugar — ► NOUN 1) a sweet crystalline substance obtained especially from sugar cane and sugar beet. 2) Biochemistry any of the class of soluble crystalline sweet tasting carbohydrates, including sucrose and glucose. 3) informal, chiefly N. Amer. used as… …   English terms dictionary

  • Sugar — Sug ar, v. i. In making maple sugar, to complete the process of boiling down the sirup till it is thick enough to crystallize; to approach or reach the state of granulation; with the preposition off. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sugar — (engl., spr. Schugg r), der Zucker …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • sugar — v. tr. 1. Chupar por um orifício para extrair um suco. 2.  [Figurado] Extrair; tirar. 3. Extorquir; subtrair.   • Confrontar: sujar …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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