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ˈsɪr əp, ˈsɜr-syrup

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. syrup, sirup(noun)

    a thick sweet sticky liquid


  1. syrup(Noun)

    Any thick liquid that is added to or poured over food as a flavouring and has a high sugar content. Also any viscous liquid.

  2. syrup(Noun)

    (Cockney rhyming slang; shortened from syrup of figs) A wig.

  3. Origin: sirop, from شراب, from شرب. Related to sorbet, sherbet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Syrup(noun)

    a thick and viscid liquid made from the juice of fruits, herbs, etc., boiled with sugar

  2. Syrup(noun)

    a thick and viscid saccharine solution of superior quality (as sugarhouse sirup or molasses, maple sirup); specifically, in pharmacy and often in cookery, a saturated solution of sugar and water (simple sirup), or such a solution flavored or medicated

  3. Syrup(adj)

    alt. of Syrupy

  4. Origin: [F. sirop (cf. It. siroppo, Sp. jarabe, jarope, LL. siruppus, syrupus), fr. Ar. sharb a drink, wine, coffee, sirup. Cf. Sherbet.]


  1. Syrup

    In cooking, a syrup or sirup is a thick, viscous liquid consisting primarily of a solution of sugar in water, containing a large amount of dissolved sugars but showing little tendency to deposit crystals. The viscosity arises from the multiple hydrogen bonds between the dissolved sugar, which has many hydroxyl groups, and the water. Syrups can be made by dissolving sugar in water or by reducing naturally sweet juices such as cane juice, sorghum juice, or maple sap. Corn syrup is made from corn starch using an enzymatic process that converts it to sugars. Technically and scientifically, the term syrup is also employed to denote viscous, generally residual, liquids, containing substances other than sugars in solution.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Syrup

    sir′up, n. a saturated solution of sugar boiled to prevent fermentation: the juice of fruits saturated with sugar and many flavoured liquids, treated in the same way—also Sir′up.—adj. Syr′upy. [Fr. syrop—Sp. xarope, a drink—Ar. sharāb.]

Editors Contribution

  1. syrup

    A type of sweet liquid created and produced in various colors, consistency, flavors and ingredients, used for a variety of purposes.

    Syrup is used for various purposes e.g. maple syrup, drinks syrup used to flavor drinks etc.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on November 1, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of syrup in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of syrup in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of syrup in a Sentence

  1. Nick Lozano:

    Everything tastes better with maple syrup.

  2. Lief Chiang:

    With the drop in domestic corn prices, soft-drink makers will increase their use of corn syrup to help cut costs.

  3. Gina Hassick:

    I would recommend being mindful of the portion sizes and add-ons, the added butter and syrup can really do some damage.

  4. Alexandre Moreau:

    It becomes cheaper and cheaper to import U.S. maple syrup, in the long run, it's kind of worrisome for Quebec producers.

  5. Susie Morrison:

    When I was thinking about maple syrup, we just had the availability of the New England maple syrup to us and that was why I decided to use it.

Images & Illustrations of syrup

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