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dɪˈzɜrtdessert

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dessert, sweet, aftersnoun

    a dish served as the last course of a meal

Wiktionary

  1. dessertnoun

    A sweet confection served as the last course of a meal

  2. Etymology: From dessert, from desservir, from dés- and servir, thus literally meaning “removal of what has been served”.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Dessertnoun

    The last course at an entertainment; the fruit or sweetmeats set on the table after the meat.

    Etymology: desserte, French.

    To give thee all thy due, thou hast the art
    To make a supper with a fine dessert. John Dryden, Persius.

    At your dessert bright pewter comes too late,
    When your first course was well serv’d up in plate. King.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dessertnoun

    a service of pastry, fruits, or sweetmeats, at the close of a feast or entertainment; pastry, fruits, etc., forming the last course at dinner

  2. Etymology: [F., fr. desservir to remove from table, to clear the table; pref. des- (L. dis-) + servir to serve, to serve at table. See Serve.]

Freebase

  1. Dessert

    Dessert is the usually sweet course that concludes a meal. The food that composes the dessert course includes but is not limited to sweet foods. There is a wide variety of desserts in western cultures including cakes, cookies, biscuits, gelatins, pastries, ice creams, pies, pudding, and candies. Fruit is also commonly found in dessert courses because of its natural sweetness. Many different cultures have their own variations of similar desserts around the world, such as in Russia, where many breakfast foods such as blint, oladi, and syrniki can be served with honey and jam to make them popular as desserts. The loosely defined course called dessert can apply to many foods.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dessert

    dez-ėrt′, n. fruits, confections, &c., served at the close of an entertainment after the rest has been taken away.—ns. Dessert′-serv′ice, the dishes used for dessert; Dessert′-spoon, a spoon smaller than a table-spoon and larger than a tea-spoon, used not so much for dessert as for pudding. [O. Fr. dessert, desservir, to clear the table—des, away, and servir, to serve—L. servīre.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dessert in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dessert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of dessert in a Sentence

  1. Jackie Mills:

    Think about the quality of dessert, how much satisfaction you will get from it and the sharing concept of it.

  2. South Carolina:

    Jeb Bush is like you're anticipating a great dessert, and you finally have dessert and you find out they burnt the cake, you know you're supposed to like him, but there's just not much energy there.

  3. B. C. Forbes:

    Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.

  4. Keri Gans:

    Some people need something sweet at the end of each meal and will search for dessert. If they pop a piece of chewing gum, maybe it can do the trick.

  5. Liz Weiss:

    This luscious dessert makes 3 to 4 servings, and the ‘sprinkles’ on top— sliced almonds, chia seeds, and unsweetened shredded coconut— arenutrient-rich as well.

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