What does Chocolate mean?

Definitions for Chocolate
ˈtʃɔ kə lɪt, ˈtʃɒk ə-, ˈtʃɔk lɪt, ˈtʃɒk-choco·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cocoa, chocolate, hot chocolate, drinking chocolatenoun

    a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot

  2. chocolatenoun

    a food made from roasted ground cacao beans

  3. chocolate, coffee, deep brown, umber, burnt umbernoun

    a medium brown to dark-brown color


  1. chocolatenoun

    A food made from ground roasted cocoa beans

    Chocolate is a very popular treat.

  2. chocolatenoun

    A single, small piece of confectionery made from chocolate

    He bought her some chocolates as a gift.

  3. chocolatenoun

    A dark, reddish-brown colour/color, like that of chocolate

  4. chocolateadjective

    Made of or containing chocolate

  5. chocolateadjective

    Having a dark reddish-brown colour/color

  6. Etymology: Often said to come from xoccolatl (e.g. American Heritage Dictionary 2000) or chocolatl (e.g. dictionary.com 2006), which would be derived from xococ, bitter, and ātl, water, (with an irregular change of x to ch). However, the form xocolatl is not directly attested, and chocolatl does not appear in Nahuatl until the mid-18th century. Dakin and Wichmann (2000) propose that the chocol- element refers to a special wooden stick used to prepare chocolate, and suggest the correct etymology to be chicolātl, a word found in several modern Nahuatl dialects.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CHOCOLATEnoun

    Etymology: chocolate, Span.

    The tree hath a rose flower, of a great number of petals, from whose empalement arises the pointal, being a tube cut into many parts, which becomes a fruit shaped somewhat like a cucumber, and deeply furrowed, in which are contained several seeds, collected into an oblong heap, and slit down, somewhat like almonds. It is a native of America, and is found in great plenty in several places between the Tropicks, and grows wild. See Cocoa. Philip Miller.

    The Spaniards were the first who brought chocolate into use in Europe, to promote the consumption of their cacao-nuts, achiot, and other drugs, which their West Indies furnish, and which enter the composition of chocolate. Ephraim Chambers.

    Chocolate is certainly much the best of these three exotick liquors: its oil seems to be both rich, alimentary, and anodyne. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    In fumes of burning chocolate shall glow,
    And tremble at the sea that froths below! Alexander Pope.


  1. Chocolate

    Chocolate is a food made from roasted and ground cacao seed kernels that is available as a liquid, solid, or paste, either on its own or as a flavoring agent in other foods. Cacao has been consumed in some form since at least the Olmec civilization (19th-11th century BCE), and the majority of Mesoamerican people ─ including the Maya and Aztecs ─ made chocolate beverages.The seeds of the cacao tree have an intense bitter taste and must be fermented to develop the flavor. After fermentation, the seeds are dried, cleaned, and roasted. The shell is removed to produce cocoa nibs, which are then ground to cocoa mass, unadulterated chocolate in rough form. Once the cocoa mass is liquefied by heating, it is called chocolate liquor. The liquor may also be cooled and processed into its two components: cocoa solids and cocoa butter. Baking chocolate, also called bitter chocolate, contains cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions, without any added sugar. Powdered baking cocoa, which contains more fiber than cocoa butter, can be processed with alkali to produce dutch cocoa. Much of the chocolate consumed today is in the form of sweet chocolate, a combination of cocoa solids, cocoa butter or added vegetable oils, and sugar. Milk chocolate is sweet chocolate that additionally contains milk powder or condensed milk. White chocolate contains cocoa butter, sugar, and milk, but no cocoa solids. Chocolate is one of the most popular food types and flavors in the world, and many foodstuffs involving chocolate exist, particularly desserts, including cakes, pudding, mousse, chocolate brownies, and chocolate chip cookies. Many candies are filled with or coated with sweetened chocolate. Chocolate bars, either made of solid chocolate or other ingredients coated in chocolate, are eaten as snacks. Gifts of chocolate molded into different shapes (such as eggs, hearts, coins) are traditional on certain Western holidays, including Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day, and Hanukkah. Chocolate is also used in cold and hot beverages, such as chocolate milk and hot chocolate, and in some alcoholic drinks, such as creme de cacao. Although cocoa originated in the Americas, West African countries, particularly Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, are the leading producers of cocoa in the 21st century, accounting for some 60% of the world cocoa supply. With some two million children involved in the farming of cocoa in West Africa, child slavery and trafficking associated with the cocoa trade remain major concerns. A 2018 report argued that international attempts to improve conditions for children were doomed to failure because of persistent poverty, absence of schools, increasing world cocoa demand, more intensive farming of cocoa, and continued exploitation of child labor.


  1. chocolate

    Chocolate is a sweet, typically brown food product that is derived from cacao seeds, often mixed with other ingredients like sugar, milk and nuts. It is consumed in various forms such as solid bars, liquid drinks or as flavoring in bakery products and desserts. The processing of chocolate involves fermentation, roasting, grinding and tempering cacao beans. It is renowned for its rich and indulgent flavor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chocolatenoun

    a paste or cake composed of the roasted seeds of the Theobroma Cacao ground and mixed with other ingredients, usually sugar, and cinnamon or vanilla

  2. Chocolatenoun

    the beverage made by dissolving a portion of the paste or cake in boiling water or milk

  3. Etymology: [Sp., fr. the Mexican name of the cacao. Cf. Cacao, Cocoa.]


  1. Chocolate

    Chocolate is a processed, typically sweetened food produced from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao has been cultivated for at least three millennia in Mexico, Central America and Northern South America. Its earliest documented use is around 1100 BC. The majority of the Mesoamerican people made chocolate beverages, including the Aztecs, who made it into a beverage known as xocolātl, a Nahuatl word meaning "bitter water". The seeds of the cacao tree have an intense bitter taste, and must be fermented to develop the flavor. After fermentation, the beans are dried, then cleaned, and then roasted, and the shell is removed to produce cacao nibs. The nibs are then ground to cocoa mass, pure chocolate in rough form. Because this cocoa mass usually is liquefied then molded with or without other ingredients, it is called chocolate liquor. The liquor also may be processed into two components: cocoa solids and cocoa butter. Unsweetened baking chocolate contains primarily cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions. Much of the chocolate consumed today is in the form of sweet chocolate, combining cocoa solids, cocoa butter or other fat, and sugar. Milk chocolate is sweet chocolate that additionally contains milk powder or condensed milk. White chocolate contains cocoa butter, sugar, and milk but no cocoa solids.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chocolate

    chok′ō-lāt, n. a preparation of the seeds of Theobroma cacao, made by grinding the seeds mixed with water to a very fine paste: a beverage made by dissolving this paste in boiling water.—adj. chocolate-coloured, dark reddish-brown: made of or flavoured with chocolate. [Sp. chocolate; from Mex. chocolatl, chocolate.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Chocolate

    a paste made by grinding the kernels of cocoa-nuts.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Chocolate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1525

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Chocolate' in Nouns Frequency: #1620

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chocolate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chocolate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Chocolate in a Sentence

  1. Talia Hill:

    We were on set, and I was at the hot chocolate station, and Dolly Parton said' Go back to your beginning positions,' so, there is a vehicle moving, and I was walking, and somebody grabbed me and pulled me back -- and it was Dolly Parton.

  2. abraham lincl:

    Whenever I think of Music I think of When i was convinced ear worms were goin to kill me if I listened to music and I spent 4 months avoiding Music and would Listen to just only and only just chocolate eating ASMR To heal myself

  3. Carlos Brito:

    Premiumisation has arrived in, for example, confectionery. Look at chocolate. We have a long path ahead of us.

  4. George:

    Wouldn't it be weird if the only way people could die was that their heads suddenly exploded without warning If there was simply no other cause of death One day you'd be sitting there having a hot chocolate, and suddenly your head would explode.

  5. Neil Cox:

    The coast guard here did a flyover yesterday and they parachuted in cans of Coke and chocolate and cookies.

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