What does candy mean?

Definitions for candy
ˈkæn dican·dy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. candy, confectverb

    a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts

  2. sugarcoat, glaze, candyverb

    coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze

GCIDE

  1. Candynoun

    Any sweet, more or less solid article of confectionery, especially those prepared in small bite-sized pieces or small bars, having a wide variety of shapes, consistencies, and flavors, and manufactured in a variety of ways. It is often flavored or colored, or covered with chocolate, and sometimes contains fruit, nuts, etc.; it is often made by boiling sugar or molasses to the desired consistency, and than crystallizing, molding, or working in the required shape. Other types may consist primarily of chocolate or a sweetened gelatin. The term may be applied to a single piece of such confection or to the substance of which it is composed.

Wiktionary

  1. candynoun

    a unit of mass used in southern India, equal to twenty maunds, roughly equal to 500pounds avoirdupois but varying locally.

  2. Candynoun

    A pet form of the female given name Candace or Candice.

  3. Etymology: From sucre candi, from قندي, from قند

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Candyverb

    Etymology: probably from candare, a word used in later times, for to whiten.

    Should the poor be flatter’d?
    No, let the candy’d tongue lick absurd pomp,
    And crook the pregnant hinges of the knee,
    Where thrift may follow fawning. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    They have in Turkey confections like to candied conserves, made of sugar and lemons, or sugar and citrons, or sugar and violets, and some other flowers, and some mixture of amber. Francis Bacon.

    With candy’d plantanes, and the juicy pine,
    On choicest melons and sweet grapes they dine. Edmund Waller.

    Will the cold brook,
    Candied with ice, cawdle thy morning toast,
    To cure thy o’er-night’s surfeit? William Shakespeare, Timon.

    Since when those frosts that winter brings,
    Which candy every green,
    Renew us like the teeming springs,
    And we thus fresh are seen. Michael Drayton.

  2. To Candyverb

    To grow congealed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Candyverb

    to conserve or boil in sugar; as, to candy fruits; to candy ginger

  2. Candyverb

    to make sugar crystals of or in; to form into a mass resembling candy; as, to candy sirup

  3. Candyverb

    to incrust with sugar or with candy, or with that which resembles sugar or candy

  4. Candyverb

    to have sugar crystals form in or on; as, fruits preserved in sugar candy after a time

  5. Candyverb

    to be formed into candy; to solidify in a candylike form or mass

  6. Candyverb

    a more or less solid article of confectionery made by boiling sugar or molasses to the desired consistency, and than crystallizing, molding, or working in the required shape. It is often flavored or colored, and sometimes contains fruit, nuts, etc

  7. Candynoun

    a weight, at Madras 500 pounds, at Bombay 560 pounds

  8. Etymology: [Mahratta kha, Tamil kai.]

Freebase

  1. Candy

    Candy, specifically sugar candy, is a confection made from a concentrated solution of sugar in water, to which flavorings and colorants are added. Candies come in numerous colors and varieties and have a long history in popular culture. The Middle English word candy began to be used in the late 13th century, coming into English from the Old French çucre candi, derived in turn from Persian Qand and Qandi, "cane sugar", probably derived from Sanskrit word khanda "piece", perhaps from Dravidian. In North America, some use candy as a broad category that may include candy bars, chocolates, licorice, sour candies, salty candies, tart candies, hard candies, taffies, gumdrops, marshmallows, and more. Vegetables or fruit, or nuts which have been glazed and coated with sugar are said to be candied. Outside North America, the generic English-language name for candy is sweets or confectionery. In Australia and New Zealand, small pieces of sweet substance are known as "lollies". In North America, Australia, the Caribbean, NZ and the UK, the word "lollipop" refers specifically to sugar candy with flavoring on a stick. While not used in the generic sense of North America, the term candy is used in the UK for specific types of foods such as candy floss, and certain other sugar based products such as candied fruit.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Candy

    kan′di, Sugar-candy, shoog′ar-kan′di, n. a sweetmeat made of sugar: anything preserved in sugar.—v.t. to preserve or dress with sugar: to congeal or crystallise as sugar.—v.i. to become congealed.—p.adj. Can′died, encrusted with candy or sugar: (fig.) sugared, flattering. [Fr. candi, from Ar. qandah, candy.]

  2. Candy

    kan′di, n. a South Indian weight, generally containing 20 maunds, about 500 pounds English.—Also Can′die and Kan′dy. [Tamil.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Candy

    Sweet food products combining cane or beet sugars with other carbohydrates and chocolate, milk, eggs, and various flavorings. In the United States, candy refers to both sugar- and cocoa-based confections and is differentiated from sweetened baked goods; elsewhere the terms sugar confectionary, chocolate confectionary, and flour confectionary (meaning goods such as cakes and pastries) are used.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. candy

    A kingdom of Ceylon; it was taken by a British detachment, February 20, 1803, who capitulated June 23, following, anxious to evacuate the place on account of its unhealthiness; on the third day many were treacherously massacred at Columbo. The war was renewed in October, 1814; the king made prisoner by Gen. Brownrigg, February 19, 1815, and the sovereignty vested in Great Britain, March 2, 1815.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Candy

    An Americanism for sweetmeats. The Arabic quand, sugar, gave the French word candi.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of candy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of candy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of candy in a Sentence

  1. Ginger Hultin:

    Chips, candy, pizza and other desserts are easy to grab if your appetite starts to rise as you're drinking.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    He put on yellow cotton candy on his head, he ate his own hair, asked if i wanted some -- I took a little piece of the Donald's hair.

  3. Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon:

    Marijuana edibles are cannabis-based food products. They come in many forms, but the items in this case were candy, they’re often packaged in wrappers and bags with logos and colors that look similar to traditional candy brands. Rocky Creek Elementary School( Google Maps).

  4. Mitch Hedberg:

    I was gonna get a candy bar; the button I was supposed to push was "HH", so I went to the side, I found the "H" button, I pushed it twice. Fuckin'...potato chips came out man, 'cause they had a "HH" button, for Christ's sakes! You need to let me know. I'm not familiar with the concept of "HH". I did not learn my AA-BB-CC's. God god dammit dammit.

  5. Jim Mattis:

    We never asked for this fight but we are steadfastly committed to seeing it through, we Americans are not made of cotton candy. We’re not seaweed drifting in the current. We are not intimidated by our enemies.

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