verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of sugar
Related Words for sugarcarbohydrate, candy, levulose, lactose, saccharin, xylose, caramel, sucrose, maltose, fructose, dextrose, saccharose, sweetener, glucose
Examples from the Web for sugar
Contemporary Examples of sugar
Alcohol and sugar, even in moderate amounts, are not only sinful but poisonous.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze
January 9, 2015
Cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes or until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture is smooth.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding
December 28, 2014
Like Lent, the season of Advent was a period of reflection and fasting, and items such as dairy and sugar were forbidden.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts
December 24, 2014
And so it was that the federal government did not shut down just when we all had visions of sugar plumbs dancing in our heads.Congress’ Gift That Keeps on Giving
P. J. O’Rourke
December 20, 2014
Sports drinks and coconut water, which is lower in sugar, can also redeem electrolytes lost while drinking, says White.5 Hangover Cures to Save You After a Few Too Many
December 19, 2014
Historical Examples of sugar
She did not seem frightened, and ate readily the damper and sugar given her.Explorations in Australia
The quantity of sugar produced was small compared to that produced on other estates.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Add the sugar to the water and cook until the sugar is dissolved.
Pour this into the liquid and add the sugar and the juice of the lemon.
Make 1/2 cupful of the sugar and the 1/2 cupful of water into caramel.
Word Origin for sugar
late 13c., sugre, from Old French sucre "sugar" (12c.), from Medieval Latin succarum, from Arabic sukkar, from Persian shakar, from Sanskrit sharkara "ground or candied sugar," originally "grit, gravel" (cognate with Greek kroke "pebble"). The Arabic word also was borrowed in Italian (zucchero), Spanish (azucar), and German (Old High German zucura, German Zucker), and its forms are represented in most European languages (cf. Serb. cukar, Polish cukier, Russian sakhar).
Its Old World home was India (Alexander the Great's companions marveled at the "honey without bees") and it remained exotic in Europe until the Arabs began to cultivate it in Sicily and Spain; not until after the Crusades did it begin to rival honey as the West's sweetener. The Spaniards in the West Indies began raising sugar cane in 1506; first grown in Cuba 1523; first cultivated in Brazil 1532. The -g- in the English form cannot be accounted for. The pronunciation shift from s- to sh- is probably from the initial long vowel sound syu- (as in sure). Slang "euphemistic substitute for an imprecation" [OED] is attested from 1891. As a term of endearment, first recorded 1930. Sugar maple is from 1753. Sugar loaf was originally a moulded conical mass of refined sugar (early 15c.); they're now obsolete, but sense extended 17c. to hills, hats, etc. of that shape.
early 15c., "to sweeten with sugar," also figuratively, "to make more pleasing, mitigate the harshness of," from sugar (n.). Related: Sugared; sugaring.