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ˈsɪr əp, ˈsɜr-syrup

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. syrup, sirupnoun

    a thick sweet sticky liquid


  1. syrupnoun

    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. syrupnoun

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Syrupnoun

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

  2. Syrupnoun

    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. Syrupadjective

    alt. of Syrupy

  4. Etymology: [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.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. syrupnoun

    Cough syrup Promethazine, a prescription cough suppressant that is liquid codeine. It comes in a purple, red or yellow liquid that is most often mixed with Sprite or 7-up. It may also be spread on to rolled joints or cigarettes and allowed to dry, and then smoked. Also referred to as "syzurp", "drank" , "lean" , or "purple jelly". Continues the Southern tradition of the slow "Screw Mixes" originated by DJ Screw from the early 1990's. Music is pitched to deliberately slow speeds to portray a warped, psychedelic feeling. Actually codeine and promethazine are two different things. While codeine is a cough suppressant, Promethazine is for nausea. Both are actually called syrup although PROMETHAZINE is the ACTUAL syrup. A lot of people say "it is just the codeine that matters, any syrup with codeine is fine". That is not true, Promethazine with codeine is the true lean down in H-Town where it started.

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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. Kelli McGrane:

    If you're just starting to wean yourself off sweetened store-bought coffee drinks, ask for fewer pumps of syrup. As each pump contains approximately 5 grams of sugar, depending on the flavor, the sugar savings add up quickly.

  2. Robert Wright:

    Boris can do what others can't, the whole parliament at the moment is constipated and needs a good dose of syrup of figs doesn't it?

  3. Jessica Randhawa:

    This gluten-free and vegetarian oven-roasted Delicata squash recipe is roasted with sweet maple syrup, butter and sprinkled with ground cinnamon for a uniquely flavorful autumn side dish at this year's Thanksgiving dinner, this is my absolute favorite way to cook this sweet, creamy, and velvety winter squash, as it's fast, easy, and cozy.

  4. Nicolas Rouzaud:

    The dough needs to maintain its shape, hence the harder dough, be careful of the liquid content. Reduce or increase golden syrup or flour for soft and hard dough.

  5. Shelby Steele:

    It may sound like I'm putting the syrup on the syrup, but I just want to emphasize you are doing what I know nobody else is doing, i'm guilty, sitting out here in Arizona in this warm weather and you're sitting there, but you are standing for something that is just enormous and that is revolutionary: the idea of self-help as the way for black America to overcome its history of deprivation. That is a revolutionary idea that you are the only one I know who's actually down on the ground doing it, and so all due respect and support for that. Thank you.

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    an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
    • A. hodgepodge
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