dessert, sweet, afters(noun)
a dish served as the last course of a meal
A sweet confection served as the last course of a meal
Origin: From dessert, from desservir, from dés- and servir, thus literally meaning “removal of what has been served”.
a service of pastry, fruits, or sweetmeats, at the close of a feast or entertainment; pastry, fruits, etc., forming the last course at dinner
Origin: [F., fr. desservir to remove from table, to clear the table; pref. des- (L. dis-) + servir to serve, to serve at table. See Serve.]
Dessert is the usually sweet course that concludes a meal. The food that composes the dessert course includes but is not limited to sweet foods. There is a wide variety of desserts in western cultures including cakes, cookies, biscuits, gelatins, pastries, ice creams, pies, pudding, and candies. Fruit is also commonly found in dessert courses because of its natural sweetness. Many different cultures have their own variations of similar desserts around the world, such as in Russia, where many breakfast foods such as blint, oladi, and syrniki can be served with honey and jam to make them popular as desserts. The loosely defined course called dessert can apply to many foods.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dez-ėrt′, n. fruits, confections, &c., served at the close of an entertainment after the rest has been taken away.—ns. Dessert′-serv′ice, the dishes used for dessert; Dessert′-spoon, a spoon smaller than a table-spoon and larger than a tea-spoon, used not so much for dessert as for pudding. [O. Fr. dessert, desservir, to clear the table—des, away, and servir, to serve—L. servīre.]
The numerical value of dessert in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of dessert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.
Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.
You can't live without dessert! it's a psychological experience!
In the middle of a dessert, no one talks about the virtues of the Sun!
What is yogurt? Sour milk, it's supposed to be sour. Except in America, where it is dessert.
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- حلوى, حلوياتArabic
- desert, çərəzAzerbaijani
- darreries, postresCatalan, Valencian
- dezert, zákusekCzech
- Dessert, NachspeiseGerman
- postre, dulceSpanish
- dessert, magustoitEstonian
- mìlsean, mìlseScottish Gaelic
- desèHaitian Creole
- աղանդեր, դեսերտArmenian
- disert, pencuci mulutIndonesian
- dolce, dessertItalian
- スイーツ, デザートJapanese
- 후식, 後食Korean
- secunda mensaLatin
- DessertLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- saldais ēdiens, desertsLatvian
- pencuci mulutMalay
- dessert, toetje, nagerechtDutch
- сладкое, десертRussian
- сластица, poslastica, слатко, slastica, slatko, dezert, посластица, дезертSerbo-Croatian
- tráng miệngVietnamese
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