What does confection mean?

Definitions for confectionkənˈfɛk ʃən

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sweet, confection(noun)

    a food rich in sugar

  2. confection, concoction(verb)

    the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components

  3. confect, confection, comfit(verb)

    make into a confection

    "This medicine is home-confected"


  1. confection(Noun)

    A food item prepared very sweet, frequently decorated in fine detail, and often preserved with sugar, such as a candy, sweetmeat, fruit preserve, pastry, cake or the like.

    The table was covered with all sorts of tempting confections.

  2. confection(Noun)

    The act or process of confecting; the process of making, compounding, or preparing something.

  3. confection(Noun)

    The result of such a process; something made up or confected; a concoction.

    The defense attorney maintained that the charges were a confection of the local police.

  4. confection(Noun)

    An artistic, musical, or literary work taken as frivolous, amusing, or contrived; a composition of a light nature.

  5. confection(Noun)

    Something, such as a garment or a decoration, seen as very elaborate, delicate, or luxurious, usually also seen as impractical or non-utilitarian.

  6. confection(Noun)

    A preparation of medicine sweetened with sugar, honey, syrup, or the like; an electuary.

  7. confection(Verb)

    To make into a confection, prepare as a confection.

  8. Origin: Attested since 1345, from confection, from confeccion, from confectionem (nominative confectio), from confectus, past participle of conficere, from com- + facere. Originally "the making by means of ingredients"; sense of "candy or light pastry" predominant since 1500's.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confection(noun)

    a composition of different materials

  2. Confection(noun)

    a preparation of fruits or roots, etc., with sugar; a sweetmeat

  3. Confection(noun)

    a composition of drugs

  4. Confection(noun)

    a soft solid made by incorporating a medicinal substance or substances with sugar, sirup, or honey

  5. Origin: [F., fr. L. confectio.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confection in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Baldwin:

    Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize all bitter truths into an innocuous but piquant confection and to transform their moral contradictions, or public discussion of such contradictions, into a proud decoration, such as are given for heroism on the battle field.

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