confection

noun con·fec·tion \ kən-ˈfek-shən \

Definition of confection

1 :the act or process of confecting
2 :something confected: such as
a :a fancy dish or sweetmeat; also :a sweet food
b :a medicinal preparation usually made with sugar, syrup, or honey
c :a work of fine or elaborate craftsmanship
d :a light but entertaining theatrical, cinematic, or literary work

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Examples of confection in a Sentence

  1. an assortment of delicious cakes and other confections

  2. following the main course there were assorted confections so delicious-looking as to tempt even determined dieters

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A "confection" is "confected" from several different ingredients or elements. Most confections are sweet, but the word can also be used to refer to any finely worked piece of craftsmanship. In other words, the lacy box containing chocolate confections can be a confection itself. The verb "confect" (meaning "put together from varied material") comes from Latin confectus, the past participle of conficere, meaning "to prepare." "Conficere" joins the prefix con- with the common Latin verb facere, meaning "to make" or "to do." "Factory," "manufacture," and "benefactor" are among the many relations.

First Known Use of confection

15th century

confection Synonyms

Synonyms
sweet, sweetmeat
Related Words
confectionary, confectionery, sweeties [British]; afters [British], candy, dessert, entremets, pastry

CONFECTION Defined for English Language Learners

confection

noun

Definition of confection for English Language Learners

  • : a very sweet food


CONFECTION Defined for Kids

confection

noun con·fec·tion \ kən-ˈfek-shən \

Definition of confection for Students

:a very fancy and usually sweet food

Medical Dictionary

confection

noun con·fec·tion \ kən-ˈfek-shən \

medical Definition of confection

:a medicinal preparation usually made with sugar, syrup, or honey called also electuary


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