any of a variety of confections made with sugar, syrup, etc., often combined with chocolate, fruit, nuts, etc.
a single piece of such a confection.
to cook in sugar or syrup, as sweet potatoes or carrots.
to cook in heavy syrup until transparent, as fruit, fruit peel, or ginger.
to reduce (sugar, syrup, etc.) to a crystalline form, usually by boiling down.
to coat with sugar: to candy dates.
to make sweet, palatable, or agreeable.
to become covered with sugar.
to crystallize into sugar.
- can·dy·like, adjective
Other definitions for Candy (2 of 2)
a female given name.
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How to use candy in a sentence
The holiday is basically an “excuse to buy candy,” says Dickerson.
She added that if trick-or-treating is lower than expected, Hershey will focus on the “Treat for Me and candy Bowl occasion”—industry-speak for people buying candy that they will end up eating themselves.
Self-consumption has always been a massive part of the holiday and may end up salvaging sales for candy makers this year.
The inside shop is full of Nordic products, from sodas to mustards to mints and candies.
It is a nontoxic substance often used in candy to bind ingredients together.
In fact, that candy store is heavy industry, with all the mess that entails.
Another returned a printer box stuffed with a candy-filled piñata.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks | M.L. Nestel | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile younger, lighter colors evoke citrus and tree fruits, candy sugars and vanilla toffee.Why Natural Color Is So Crucial To Understanding A Whisky’s Flavors | | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not just a candy factory but a candy store, and everything in it free.
Clarence's papa said the candy had better be eaten by monkeys than by boys; but I doubt whether Clarence was of that opinion.The Nursery, July 1873, Vol. XIV. No. 1 | Various
He fed the monkeys with candy, and laughed to see them hang by their tails while they took it from his hand.The Nursery, July 1873, Vol. XIV. No. 1 | Various
It is extremely soluble in water, and can be obtained in large transparent prismatic crystals, as in common sugar-candy.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry | Thomas Anderson
Four miles before reaching candy, we came to the river Mahavilaganga, which is spanned by a masterly bridge of one arch.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
In my opinion, the situation of candy is most beautiful, but many affirm that it is too near the mountains, and lies in a pit.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
British Dictionary definitions for candy
mainly US and Canadian confectionery in general; sweets, chocolate, etc
a person or thing that is regarded as being attractive but superficial: arm candy
like taking candy from a baby informal very easy to accomplish
to cause (sugar, etc) to become crystalline, esp by boiling or (of sugar) to become crystalline through boiling
to preserve (fruit peel, ginger, etc) by boiling in sugar
to cover with any crystalline substance, such as ice or sugar
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