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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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)dulcify, dulcorate, edulcorate, sweeten

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