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candy

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noun can·dy \ˈkan-dē\

Simple Definition of candy

  • : a sweet food made with sugar or chocolate

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of candy

plural candies

  1. 1 :  crystallized sugar formed by boiling down sugar syrup

  2. 2 a :  a confection made with sugar and often flavoring and filling b :  a piece of such confection

  3. 3 :  something that is pleasant or appealing in a light or frivolous way <visual candy>

candy adjective

Examples of candy in a sentence

  1. The cough syrup tastes like candy.



Origin of candy

Middle English sugre candy, part translation of Middle French sucre candi, from Old French sucre sugar + Arabic qandī candied, from qand crystallized sugar


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with candy


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candy

verb can·dy

Definition of candy

candiedcandying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to encrust in or coat with sugar; specifically :  to cook (as fruit or fruit peel) in a heavy syrup until glazed

  3. 2 :  to make attractive :  sweeten

  4. 3 :  to crystallize into sugar

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to become coated or encrusted with sugar crystals :  become crystallized into sugar



Examples of candy in a sentence

  1. <the publisher hopes the flashy cover will candy up the novel for impulse buyers>



1533

First Known Use of candy

1533



CANDY Defined for Kids

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candy

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noun can·dy \ˈkan-dē\

Definition of candy for Students

plural candies

  1. :  a sweet made of sugar often with flavoring and filling




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candy

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verb can·dy

Definition of candy for Students

candiedcandying

  1. :  to coat or become coated with sugar often by cooking





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