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English noun: sugar

1. sugar (food) a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative


Synonymsrefined sugar


Broader (hypernym)sweetener, sweetening


Narrower (hyponym)beet sugar, brown sugar, cane sugar, caramel, caramelized sugar, corn sugar, granulated sugar, loaf sugar, lump sugar, sugar loaf, sugarloaf

2. sugar (substance) an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain


Synonymscarbohydrate, saccharide


Broader (hypernym)macromolecule, supermolecule


Narrower (hyponym)beet sugar, cane sugar, deoxyribose, invert sugar, jaggary, jaggery, jagghery, maple sugar, monosaccharide, monosaccharose, oligosaccharide, polyose, polysaccharide, ribose, simple sugar, wood sugar, xylose

3. sugar (possession) informal terms for money


Synonymsboodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, loot, lucre, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, wampum


Broader (hypernym)money


English verb: sugar

1. sugar (perception) sweeten with sugar


SamplesSugar your tea.


Synonymssaccharify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)dulcify, dulcorate, edulcorate, sweeten









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