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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.

    Etymology: [F. candi. See Candy, v. t.]

Wiktionary

  1. candynoun

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

    Etymology: From sucre candi, from قندي, from قند

  2. Candynoun

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

    Etymology: From sucre candi, from قندي, from قند

Webster Dictionary

  1. Candyverb

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

    Etymology: [Mahratta kha, Tamil kai.]

  2. Candyverb

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

    Etymology: [Mahratta kha, Tamil kai.]

  3. Candyverb

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

    Etymology: [Mahratta kha, Tamil kai.]

  4. Candyverb

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

    Etymology: [Mahratta kha, Tamil kai.]

  5. Candyverb

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

    Etymology: [Mahratta kha, Tamil kai.]

  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

    Etymology: [Mahratta kha, Tamil kai.]

  7. Candynoun

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

    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. Dustin Johnson:

    Standing there over my second shot at 18 on that Sunday I didn't think I was standing in a sand trap, there was just so much spectator rubbish in that bunker like candy wrappers, a Gatorade bottle, beer cans and all kinds of stuff including plenty of foot prints.

  2. Anna Lingeris:

    As the # 1 Halloween candy( with over half of candy buyers purchasing Reese's), Reese's has come up with a solution -- give us your unwanted candy, and we'll give you what you actually want -- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

  3. Becky Leaper:

    Me and my husband found it really funny the first time, and then the second time my husband thought someone was trying to break into our car so he opened the window and then burst out laughing. The tree then walked all the way up our drive and put a candy cane on the van as well, then went up to our neighbors.

  4. Angelica Varela:

    As conservation work, I mean were doing this so that eventually we dont have to keep doing it. Angelica Varela drove up from Phoenix with Angelica Varela friend, Brandi Kapos, who is an Olive Garden waitress and an Arizona State Univerisity conservation biology graduate. Shes looking to return to school to get a masters degree in Geographic Information Systems. Before Angelica Varela and Brandi Kapos got their assignment from Jennifer Cordova for the night, they said they had energy drinks and candy. Angelica Varela said Angelica Varela was pumped. With freezing temperates on the first night of the search, around 10 of the volunteers showed up, including Arizona State Univerisity biology graduates Angelica Varela and Brandi Kapos. ( Fox News) Jennifer Cordova said the goal is to get the black-footed ferret off the endangered species list. Fox News important because wildlife dont have a say -- theydont have a voice out there, Holly Hicks said. So, its people like us who manage and try to keep that voice out there and people aware. Our passion comes from a lot of places. We love animals. We want to see wildlife in the future for future generations. Only found in North America, this wild animal differs from the European pet ferrets that are domesticated. The black-footed ferret was once thought extinct until 18 were found in 1981. Since then, recovery and breeding efforts have helped the black-footed ferret population grow. I kind of feel like its our duty.

  5. John Lewin:

    Get your popcorn and candy and a lounge chair because it’s going to be a while.

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