What does Sugar mean?

Definitions for Sugar
ˈʃʊg ərSug·ar

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Sugar.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sugar, refined sugarnoun

    a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative

  2. carbohydrate, saccharide, sugarnoun

    an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain

  3. boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampumverb

    informal terms for money

  4. sugar, saccharifyverb

    sweeten with sugar

    "sugar your tea"


  1. sugarnoun

    Sucrose in the form of small crystals, obtained from sugar cane or sugar beet and used to sweeten food and drink.

  2. sugarnoun

    When used to sweeten drink, an amount of such crystalline sucrose approximately equal to five grams or one teaspoon.

    He usually has his coffee white with one sugar.

  3. sugarnoun

    Any of various small carbohydrates that are used by organisms to store energy.

  4. sugarnoun

    A generic term for sucrose, glucose, fructose, etc.

  5. sugarnoun

    A term of endearment.

    I'll be with you in a moment, sugar.

  6. sugarnoun

    A kiss.

  7. sugarnoun

    Effeminacy in a male, often implying homosexuality.

    I think John has a little bit of sugar in him.

  8. sugarnoun


  9. sugarverb

    To add sugar to; to sweeten with sugar.

    John heavily sugars his coffee.

  10. sugarverb

    To make (something unpleasant) seem less so.

    She has a gift for sugaring what would otherwise be harsh words.

  11. sugarinterjection

    Used in place of shit!

    Oh, sugar!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sugarnoun

    a sweet white (or brownish yellow) crystalline substance, of a sandy or granular consistency, obtained by crystallizing the evaporated juice of certain plants, as the sugar cane, sorghum, beet root, sugar maple, etc. It is used for seasoning and preserving many kinds of food and drink. Ordinary sugar is essentially sucrose. See the Note below

  2. Sugarnoun

    by extension, anything resembling sugar in taste or appearance; as, sugar of lead (lead acetate), a poisonous white crystalline substance having a sweet taste

  3. Sugarnoun

    compliment or flattery used to disguise or render acceptable something obnoxious; honeyed or soothing words

  4. Sugarverb

    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

  5. Sugarverb

    to impregnate, season, cover, or sprinkle with sugar; to mix sugar with

  6. Sugarverb

    to cover with soft words; to disguise by flattery; to compliment; to sweeten; as, to sugar reproof

  7. Etymology: [OE. sugre, F. sucre (cf. It. zucchero, Sp. azcar), fr. Ar. sukkar, assukkar, fr. Skr. arkar sugar, gravel; cf. Per. shakar. Cf. Saccharine, Sucrose.]


  1. Sugar

    Sugar is the generalised name for a class of chemically-related sweet-flavored substances, most of which are used as food. They are carbohydrates, composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. There are various types of sugar derived from different sources. Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose, fructose and galactose. The table or granulated sugar most customarily used as food is sucrose, a disaccharide. Other disaccharides include maltose and lactose. Chemically-different substances may also have a sweet taste, but are not classified as sugars. Some are used as lower-calorie food substitutes for sugar described as artificial sweeteners. Sugars are found in the tissues of most plants but are only present in sufficient concentrations for efficient extraction in sugarcane and sugar beet. Sugarcane is a giant grass and has been cultivated in tropical climates in the Far East since ancient times. A great expansion in its production took place in the 18th century with the setting up of sugar plantations in the West Indies and Americas. This was the first time that sugar became available to the common people who had previously had to rely on honey to sweeten foods. Sugar beet is a root crop and is cultivated in cooler climates and became a major source of sugar in the 19th century when methods for extracting the sugar became available. Sugar production and trade has changed the course of human history in many ways. It influenced the formation of colonies, the perpetuation of slavery, the transition to indentured labour, the migration of peoples, wars between sugar trade-controlling nations in the 19th century, and the ethnic composition and political structure of the new world.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sugar

    shoog′ar, n. a sweet substance obtained chiefly from a kind of cane: anything sugary, honeyed words, flattery.—v.t. to sprinkle or mix with sugar: to compliment.—ns. Sug′ar-bak′er, a sugar-refiner; Sug′ar-beet, any one of several varieties of the common garden beet, grown for sugar; Sug′ar-can′dy, sugar candied or in large crystals; Sug′ar-cane, the saccharine grass (Saccharum officinarum) from which sugar is chiefly obtained.—adj. Sug′ar-coat′ed, coated with sugar.—p.adj. Sug′ared, sweetened with sugar.—ns. Sug′ar-gum, a large Australian eucalyptus yielding good timber, with sweetish foliage; Sug′ar-house, a factory where sugar is made; Sug′ariness, state or quality of being sugary or sweet; Sug′ar-loaf, a loaf or mass of sugar, usually in the form of a truncated cone; Sug′ar-mā′ple, the hard maple; Sug′ar-mill, a machine for pressing out the juice of the sugar-cane; Sug′ar-mite, a mite infesting unrefined sugar; Sug′ar-plum, a species of sweetmeat made up in small ornamental balls or lumps like a plum: any very pleasing piece of flattery; Sug′ar-refī′ner, one who refines raw sugar; Sug′ar-refī′nery.—n.pl. Sug′ar-tongs, an implement for lifting pieces of sugar at table.—adj. Sug′ary, sweetened with, tasting of, or like sugar: fond of sweets.—Sugar of lead, acetate of lead. [Fr. sucre—Sp. azucar—Ar. assokhar—Pers. shakar—Sans. carkarā, sugar, orig. grains of sand, applied to sugar because occurring in grains.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sugar' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3008

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sugar' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1681

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sugar' in Nouns Frequency: #1171

Anagrams for Sugar »

  1. Argus

  2. gaurs

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sugar in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sugar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Sugar in a Sentence

  1. Brandon Auerbach:

    Water or low-fat unsweetened milk are other good alternatives to 100% fruit juice. i share the concern that 100% fruit juices have a lot of sugar, even though it's naturally occurring sugar.

  2. Sharon Horesh Bergquist:

    The cause behind these associations isn't clear, other potential biological causes could be attributed to experimental evidence linking consumption of artificial sweeteners to sugar cravings, appetite stimulation and glucose intolerance.

  3. Sharon Horesh Bergquist:

    They package sugar with fiber which leads to a slow and steady, rather than sharp, rise in blood sugar.

  4. Keith Richards:

    We’ve played ‘Brown Sugar’ every night since 1970, so sometimes you think, ‘We’ll take that one out for now and see how it goes.’ We might put it back in.

  5. Florence Brown:

    But when we see an association between maternal higher( blood sugar) in pregnancy and worse offspring academic achievement we can not say that there is cause and effect, while the authors try to adjust for the effect of parental education on child educational performance, there may be other factors that influence offspring academic achievement.

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