What does sweet mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sweet, Henry Sweet(noun)

    English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)

  2. dessert, sweet, afters(noun)

    a dish served as the last course of a meal

  3. sweet, confection(noun)

    a food rich in sugar

  4. sweet, sweetness, sugariness(noun)

    the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth

  5. sweetness, sweet(adj)

    the property of tasting as if it contains sugar

  6. sweet(adj)

    having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar

  7. angelic, angelical, cherubic, seraphic, sweet(adj)

    having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub

    "an angelic smile"; "a cherubic face"; "looking so seraphic when he slept"; "a sweet disposition"

  8. dulcet, honeyed, mellifluous, mellisonant, sweet(adj)

    pleasing to the ear

    "the dulcet tones of the cello"

  9. sweet(adj)

    pleasing to the senses

    "the sweet song of the lark"; "the sweet face of a child"

  10. gratifying, sweet(adj)

    pleasing to the mind or feeling

    "sweet revenge"

  11. odoriferous, odorous, perfumed, scented, sweet, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling(adj)

    having a natural fragrance

    "odoriferous spices"; "the odorous air of the orchard"; "the perfumed air of June"; "scented flowers"

  12. sweet(adj)

    (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content

    "sweet dessert wines"

  13. fresh, sweet(adj)

    not containing or composed of salt water

    "fresh water"

  14. fresh, sweet, unfermented(adj)

    not soured or preserved

    "sweet milk"

  15. sugared, sweetened, sweet, sweet-flavored(adverb)

    with sweetening added

  16. sweetly, sweet(adverb)

    in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly')

    "Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly"; "how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank"- Shakespeare; "talking sweet to each other"


  1. sweet(Noun)

    The basic taste sensation induced by sugar.

    Etymology: Via swete, sweete, from swete.

  2. sweet(Noun)

    A confection made from sugar, or high in sugar content; a candy.

    Etymology: Via swete, sweete, from swete.

  3. sweet(Noun)

    A food eaten for dessert.

    Can we see the sweet menu, please?

    Etymology: Via swete, sweete, from swete.

  4. sweet(Noun)


    Etymology: Via swete, sweete, from swete.

  5. sweet(Adverb)

    In a sweet manner.

    Etymology: Via swete, sweete, from swete.

  6. sweet(Adjective)

    Having a pleasant taste, especially one relating to the basic taste sensation induced by sugar.

    Etymology: Via swete, sweete, from swete.

  7. sweet(Adjective)

    Having a taste of sugar.

    Etymology: Via swete, sweete, from swete.

  8. sweet(Adjective)

    Containing a sweetening ingredient.

    Etymology: Via swete, sweete, from swete.

  9. sweet(Adjective)

    Retaining a portion of sugar.

    Sweet wines are better dessert wines.

    Etymology: Via swete, sweete, from swete.

  10. sweet(Adjective)

    Not having a salty taste.

    Etymology: Via swete, sweete, from swete.

  11. sweet(Adjective)

    Having a pleasant smell.

    a sweet scent

    Etymology: Via swete, sweete, from swete.

  12. sweet(Adjective)

    Not decaying, fermented, rancid, sour, spoiled, or stale.

    sweet milk

    Etymology: Via swete, sweete, from swete.

  13. sweet(Adjective)

    Having a pleasant sound.

    Etymology: Via swete, sweete, from swete.

  14. sweet(Adjective)

    Having a pleasing disposition.

    a sweet child

    Etymology: Via swete, sweete, from swete.

  15. sweet(Adjective)

    Having a helpful disposition.

    It was sweet of him to help out.

    Etymology: Via swete, sweete, from swete.

  16. sweet(Adjective)

    Free from excessive unwanted substances like acid or sulphur.

    Etymology: Via swete, sweete, from swete.

  17. sweet(Adjective)

    Very good; pleasant; agreeable.

    The new Lexus was a sweet birthday gift.

    Etymology: Via swete, sweete, from swete.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sweet

    having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar; saccharine; -- opposed to sour and bitter; as, a sweet beverage; sweet fruits; sweet oranges

  2. Sweet

    pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a sweet rose; sweet odor; sweet incense

  3. Sweet

    pleasing to the ear; soft; melodious; harmonious; as, the sweet notes of a flute or an organ; sweet music; a sweet voice; a sweet singer

  4. Sweet

    pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair; as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion

  5. Sweet

    fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water

  6. Sweet

    not changed from a sound or wholesome state. Specifically: (a) Not sour; as, sweet milk or bread. (b) Not state; not putrescent or putrid; not rancid; as, sweet butter; sweet meat or fish

  7. Sweet

    plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable; winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners

  8. Sweet(noun)

    that which is sweet to the taste; -- used chiefly in the plural

  9. Sweet(noun)

    confectionery, sweetmeats, preserves, etc

  10. Sweet(noun)

    home-made wines, cordials, metheglin, etc

  11. Sweet(noun)

    that which is sweet or pleasant in odor; a perfume

  12. Sweet(noun)

    that which is pleasing or grateful to the mind; as, the sweets of domestic life

  13. Sweet(noun)

    one who is dear to another; a darling; -- a term of endearment

  14. Sweet(adverb)


  15. Sweet(verb)

    to sweeten


  1. Sweet

    Sweet were a British rock band that rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s as a prominent glam rock act, with their most prolific line-up: lead vocalist Brian Connolly, bass player Steve Priest, guitarist Andy Scott, and drummer Mick Tucker. Sweet were formed in 1967 and achieved their first hit "Funny Funny" in 1971 after teaming up with songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman and record producer Phil Wainman. During 1971 and 1972, their musical style followed a marked progression from the Archies-like bubblegum style of "Funny Funny" to a Who-influenced hard rock style supplemented by a striking use of high-pitched backing vocals. The band achieved notable success in the UK charts, with thirteen Top 20 hits during the 1970s alone, with "Block Buster!" topping the chart, followed by three consecutive number two hits in "Hell Raiser", "The Ballroom Blitz" and "Teenage Rampage". Their first self-written and produced single "Fox on the Run" also reached number two on the UK charts. These results were topped in West Germany and other countries on the European mainland, where the band was very popular. Like Slade the band turned to more Hard Rock style in their later singles like 1974's Turn It Down, but from 1976, the success started to decline! The Sweet had their last Top 10 hit in 1978 with "Love Is Like Oxygen". Connolly left the group in 1979 to start a solo career and the remaining members continued as a threesome until disbanding in 1981.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sweet

    swēt, adj. pleasing to the taste or senses: tasting like sugar: fragrant: melodious: beautiful, grateful to the eye: fresh, as opposed to salt or to sour: pure: recent, not stale, sour, or putrid: mild, soft, gentle: kind, obliging.—n. a sweet substance: a term of endearment: (pl.) sweetmeats, confections: sweet dishes served at table, puddings, tarts, jellies, &c.—v.t. (obs.) to sweeten.—adj. Sweet′-and-twen′ty (Shak.), at once fair and young.—ns. Sweet′-bay, the laurel (Laurus nobilis); Sweet′bread, the pancreas of an animal used for food, both delicate and nutritious.—adj. Sweet′-breathed, sweet-smelling.—ns. Sweet′-brī′er, a thorny shrub of the rose kind resembling the brier, having a sweet smell; Sweet′-corn, a variety of maize.—v.t. Sweet′en, to make sweet: to make pleasing, mild, or kind: to increase the agreeable qualities of: to make pure and healthy.—ns. Sweet′ener, one who, or that which, sweetens; Sweet′ening, act of sweetening: that which sweetens; Sweet′-flag, -rush, an aromatic plant of the genus Acorus of the arum family; Sweet′heart, a lover or mistress.—n.pl. Sweet′ies, confections.—n. Sweet′ing, a sweet apple: (Shak.) a darling, a word of endearment.—adj. Sweet′ish, somewhat sweet to the taste.—ns. Sweet′ishness; Sweet′-john, a flower of the narrow-leaved varieties of a species of pink, Dianthus barbatus, as distinguished from other varieties called Sweet-william; Sweet′leaf, a small tree in the southern United States, having sweetish leaves relished by cattle and horses; Sweet′-lips, one whose lips are sweet—a term of endearment: the ballanwrasse, or Labrus maculatus.—adv. Sweet′ly.—ns. Sweet′-mar′joram, a fragrant species of marjoram; Sweet′meat, a confection made wholly or chiefly of sugar; Sweet′-nan′cy, the double-flowered variety of Narcissus poeticus; Sweet′ness; Sweet′-oil, olive-oil; Sweet′-pea, a pea cultivated for its fragrance and beauty; Sweet′-potā′to, a twining plant common in tropical and sub-tropical countries, having large sweetish edible tubers.—adj. Sweet′-scent′ed, having a sweet smell.—n. Sweet′-sop, a tropical American evergreen, also its pulpy fruit.—adj. Sweet′-tem′pered, having a mild, amiable disposition.—ns. Sweet′-wa′ter, a white variety of the European grape, with very sweet juice; Sweet′-will′iam, the bunch-pink, Dianthus barbatus, a garden flower of many colours and varieties; Sweet′wood, a na

Rap Dictionary

  1. sweet(adjective)

    Cool, dope, fresh. Now what you know about a sweet MC, from the 313, none of these skills you bout to see come free -- Eminem featuring Eye-Kyu

  2. sweet(adjective)

    To have a sweet tooth for something means to have a craving for something. He said I drive 'em crazy, got a sweet tooth for you baby, just gonna look at 'cha lady, Lil' Kim's eye candy baby! -- Trick Daddy featuring Cee-Lo, Lil' Kim, Ludacris (Sugar (Remix)) A preson who is a pussy. "You is as sweet as a teddy bear." A person who can't do nothing, they are all talk and no game.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sweet' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3140

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sweet' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2216

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sweet' in Adjectives Frequency: #383

Anagrams for sweet »

  1. weets

  2. weest

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sweet in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sweet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of sweet in a Sentence

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If you think life is a smooth sea, you will soon be awakened from this sweet dream by the slap of a bitter wave!

  2. Andrew Linnemann:

    We set the standard for a dark, boldly roasted coffee and in this case, we broke a few of our own rules by taking a lighter approach to espresso which created a bright taste with sweet citrus notes and a smooth body, we are really proud of the roast and think customers are going to love experimenting with it.

  3. Brooke Alpert:

    Eating too much sugar basically bombards your taste buds, this sugar overkill causes your taste bud sugar tolerance to go up, so you need more and more sugar to satisfythat sweet craving.

  4. kainat khan:

    the roots of education are sometimes bitter but fruits are always sweet.

  5. Roger Kay:

    It's aimed directly at the sweet spot on the product spectrum, the place where OEMs [ PC makers ] can still make money. Meanwhile, Microsoft doesn't really take care of end customers and still needs the OEMs to get to market.

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Translations for sweet

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  • soet, soeterig, hulpwardig, lieflikAfrikaans
  • حلوArabic
  • dadlıAzerbaijani
  • татлыBashkir
  • сало́дкі, мі́лыBelarusian
  • сла́дъкBulgarian
  • মিষ্টিBengali
  • c'hwek, fresk, disall, heson, dousBreton
  • dolç, ensucrat, dolçament, llaminaduraCatalan, Valencian
  • мерзаChechen
  • slazený, sladký, čerstvý, milý, melodický, ochotný, voňavý, příjemný, sladkostCzech
  • пылак, тутлӑChuvash
  • melysWelsh
  • sød, fersk, ren, blid, sødet, behagelig, frisk, venlig, melodisk, usaltet, sødlig, let, konfekt, bolsje, slik, sødtDanish
  • süß, zuckerhaltig, lecker, nett, herzig, wohlriechend, gezuckert, duftend, lieblich, SüßigkeitGerman
  • ŋaneŋaneEwe
  • γλυκόηχος, ανάλατος, πράος, ευωδιαστός, γλυκός, μειλίχιος, καραμέλαGreek
  • dolĉa, sukeraĵoEsperanto
  • agradable, dulce, oloroso, rico, amable, lindo, bello, melodioso, fresco, fragante, mono, hermoso, tierno, azucarado, encantador, gustoso, benigno, sabroso, dulcemente, caramelo, chucheSpanish
  • magusEstonian
  • gozo, gozoaBasque
  • شیرینPersian
  • makee, ihana, äitelä, makea, siisti, miellyttävä, imelä, suloinen, pehmeä, hyväntuoksuinen, puhdas, auttavainen, herttainen, mukava, raikas, ystävällinen, makeutettu, sokerinen, hellästi, karamelli, karkki, makeinen, namu, ihanastiFinnish
  • søturFaroese
  • mélodieux, frais, doux, sucré, génial, charmant, sympathique, sympa, gentil, doucement, bonbon, sucreries, friandiseFrench
  • caoin, milis, binn, milseánIrish
  • binn, blasda, milis, grinn, mealach, suiteas, mìlseanScottish Gaelic
  • doceGalician
  • મીઠીGujarati
  • מתוק, במתיקותHebrew
  • मीठा, मिठाईHindi
  • édes, édességHungarian
  • անուշահոտ, քաղցր, քաղցրահամ, դուրեկան, քաղցրահնչյուն, կոնֆետArmenian
  • manisIndonesian
  • dolcaIdo
  • sæturIcelandic
  • dolce, dolcificato, gentile, carino, zuccheroso, melodioso, fresco, genuino, amabile, profumato, fragrante, non salato, puro, simpatico, zuccherato, intonato, dolcemente, dolcetto, caramellaItalian
  • מתוקHebrew
  • しょっぱくない, 甘い, 新鮮, 芳しい, 甘口, 心地よい, 香しい, 素晴らしい, 都合のよい, 雑味のない, 親切, 可愛い, 快く, 糖菓Japanese
  • ტკბილი, არომატული, კამფეტიGeorgian
  • тәттіKazakh
  • ទន់ភ្លន់, ផ្អែមKhmer
  • ಸಿಹಿKannada
  • 달콤하다, 달다, 마음좋다, 삼삼하다, 알맞다, 향기롭다, 신선하다, 단Korean
  • شیرین, xwînşirîn, şirîn, şirînkirî, destxweşKurdish
  • таттууKyrgyz
  • dulcis, suāvis, dulceLatin
  • séiss, Zockerboun, KamellLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ຫວານLao
  • saldusLithuanian
  • salds, saldumsLatvian
  • ankamamina, mamyMalagasy
  • waitīMāori
  • сладокMacedonian
  • മധുരംMalayalam
  • амттайMongolian
  • मधूर, छान, सुगंध, गोडMarathi
  • manisMalay
  • lief, schattig, zoet, vriendelijk, snoep, snoepjeDutch
  • søtlig, ren, usaltet, hjelpsom, sukkertilsatt, søt, fersk, vennlig, vakker, snillNorwegian
  • łikanNavajo, Navaho
  • tsekemera, tseketsekeChichewa, Chewa, Nyanja
  • doçOccitan
  • słodki, słodzony, melodyjny, miły, uroczy, słodko, słodycze, cukierek, SłodkiePolish
  • amável, suave, cheiroso, doce, amigável, puro, perfumado, melodioso, adocicado, fresco, adoçado, docementePortuguese
  • dultsch, doltsch, dutschRomansh
  • gusosaKirundi
  • dulceRomanian
  • сла́дкий, ми́лый, мелоди́чный, душистый, сладкозву́чный, пре́сный, ледене́ц, сласть, сла́дость, конфе́таRussian
  • bomboKinyarwanda
  • मधुरSanskrit
  • durkeSardinian
  • сладак, sladakSerbo-Croatian
  • sladkýSlovak
  • sladekSlovene
  • kutapiraShona
  • ëmbëlAlbanian
  • söt, behaglig, frisk, välljudande, sötad, färsk, väldoftande, ljuvlig, doftande, vacker, mild, härlig, osaltad, hjälpsam, intagande, melodisk, vänlig, älsklig, näpen, ljuv, ren, omtänksam, rar, älskvärd, gullig, karamell, underbart, snask, härligt, vackert, ljuvligt, godsak, godis, sötsak, sött, sSwedish
  • pipi, tamu, peremendeSwahili
  • இனிப்பானTamil
  • మిఠాయిTelugu
  • ширинTajik
  • สด, หวาน, หอมThai
  • datly, süýjiTurkmen
  • matamis, maasukal, matatamisTagalog
  • tatlı, şekerTurkish
  • татлыTatar
  • соло́дкийUkrainian
  • میٹھاUrdu
  • totli, shirinUzbek
  • tshimedzwa
  • ngọtVietnamese
  • svidikVolapük
  • partartWolof
  • זיסYiddish
  • Chinese
  • uswidiZulu

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    pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    • A. noninvasive
    • B. brilliant
    • C. handsome
    • D. suspicious

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