Definitions for confectionkənˈfɛk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•fec•tionkənˈfɛk ʃən(n.)

  1. a sweet preparation, as a candy or preserve.

    Category: Cooking

  2. the process of confecting something.

  3. something, as a book or play, regarded as frivolous, amusing, or contrived.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Literature

  4. something made up or confected; concoction.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. something, as a garment, that is very delicate or elaborate.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. a medicinal preparation made with sugar, honey, or syrup.

    Category: Pharmacology

  7. (v.t.)Archaic. to prepare as a confection.

Origin of confection:

1300–50; ME < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sweet, confection(noun)

    a food rich in sugar

  2. confection, concoction(verb)

    the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components

  3. confect, confection, comfit(verb)

    make into a confection

    "This medicine is home-confected"


  1. confection(Noun)

    A food item prepared very sweet, frequently decorated in fine detail, and often preserved with sugar, such as a candy, sweetmeat, fruit preserve, pastry, cake or the like.

    The table was covered with all sorts of tempting confections.

  2. confection(Noun)

    The act or process of confecting; the process of making, compounding, or preparing something.

  3. confection(Noun)

    The result of such a process; something made up or confected; a concoction.

    The defense attorney maintained that the charges were a confection of the local police.

  4. confection(Noun)

    An artistic, musical, or literary work taken as frivolous, amusing, or contrived; a composition of a light nature.

  5. confection(Noun)

    Something, such as a garment or a decoration, seen as very elaborate, delicate, or luxurious, usually also seen as impractical or non-utilitarian.

  6. confection(Noun)

    A preparation of medicine sweetened with sugar, honey, syrup, or the like; an electuary.

  7. confection(Verb)

    To make into a confection, prepare as a confection.

  8. Origin: Attested since 1345, from confection, from confeccion, from confectionem (nominative confectio), from confectus, past participle of conficere, from com- + facere. Originally "the making by means of ingredients"; sense of "candy or light pastry" predominant since 1500's.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confection(noun)

    a composition of different materials

  2. Confection(noun)

    a preparation of fruits or roots, etc., with sugar; a sweetmeat

  3. Confection(noun)

    a composition of drugs

  4. Confection(noun)

    a soft solid made by incorporating a medicinal substance or substances with sugar, sirup, or honey

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