noun, plural can·dies.
verb (used with object), can·died, can·dy·ing.
verb (used without object), can·died, can·dy·ing.
Origin of candy
Definition for candy (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for candy
In fact, that candy store is heavy industry, with all the mess that entails.
These medications will not continue to work when we need them if they are handed out like candy.Without Education, Antibiotic Resistance Will Be Our Greatest Health Crisis|Russell Saunders|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile younger, lighter colors evoke citrus and tree fruits, candy sugars and vanilla toffee.
Not just a candy factory but a candy store, and everything in it free.
In the choice between free candy shops and human beings, candy is still coming first.Silicon Valley Interns Make a Service Worker’s Yearly Salary In Three Months|Samantha Allen|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cook until it forms a very thick jam, or until 223 degrees Fahrenheit is reached on the candy thermometer.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book|Mary A. Wilson
The hand made cream can be made into various varieties of candy to suit your fancy.One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed|C. A. Bogardus
"And I'll give her my new box of candy I just brought home," said Flossie.Dorothy Dainty at the Mountains|Amy Brooks
Approximately 300,000 pounds of candy represented the monthly purchases during the early period of the war.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
I had not eaten any candy for years, for men who drink regularly rarely take sweets.Cutting It out|Samuel G. Blythe
British Dictionary definitions for candy
noun plural -dies
verb -dies, -dying or -died
Word Origin for candy
Word Origin and History for candy (1 of 2)
late 13c., "crystalized sugar," from Old French çucre candi "sugar candy," ultimately from Arabic qandi, from Persian qand "cane sugar," probably from Sanskrit khanda "piece (of sugar)," perhaps from Dravidian (cf. Tamil kantu "candy," kattu "to harden, condense").