- any of various thick, sweet liquids prepared for table use from molasses, glucose, etc., water, and often a flavoring agent.
- any of various preparations consisting of fruit juices, water, etc., boiled with sugar: raspberry syrup.
- Pharmacology. a concentrated sugar solution that contains medication or flavoring.
- simple syrup.
- to bring to the form or consistency of syrup.
- to cover, fill, or sweeten with syrup.
Origin of syrup
Examples from the Web for syrup
Contemporary Examples of syrup
A bag of syrup in a box meets carbonated (or non-carbonated water) to produce a drink on demand.Font of Invention
September 18, 2014
On the northeasternmost point of the U.S., pancake-like ployes are a daily staple, whether covered in syrup or soaking up gravy.On the Canadian Border, It's Pancakes for Every Meal
Jane & Michael Stern
July 6, 2014
The quartet is presented with a pitcher of syrup, which the waiter advises we apply “temperately, but not timidly.”The Hunt for New Orleans’s Secret Dish
Jane & Michael Stern
April 6, 2014
It turned out the bees had discovered a maraschino cherry factory in Red Hook and started bringing the syrup back to the hive.Honey Harvest at the Waldorf Astoria’s Beehives
August 3, 2013
He told MTV News in 2008 that quitting the syrup “feels like death in your stomach when you stop.”Rapper Lil Wayne and His Struggle With Sizzurp ‘Drank’
March 18, 2013
Historical Examples of syrup
Give me some more of the syrup, and then come and repeat the verse that I taught you the other day.Rico and Wiseli
Then, having poured it from the ginger, boil the syrup over again.
If you put the syrup hot to the ginger at first, it will shrink and shrivel.
This hole is to enable the syrup to penetrate the inside of the lemons.
Then poor the syrup from the lemons, and spread them on a large dish.
- a solution of sugar dissolved in water and often flavoured with fruit juice: used for sweetening fruit, etc
- any of various thick sweet liquids prepared for cooking or table use from molasses, sugars, etc
- a liquid medicine containing a sugar solution for flavouring or preservation
- informal cloying sentimentality
- British slang a wig
- to bring to the consistency of syrup
- to cover, fill, or sweeten with syrup
Word Origin for syrup
Word Origin and History for syrup
late 14c., from Old French sirop (13c.), and perhaps from Italian siroppo, both from Arabic sharab "beverage, wine," literally "something drunk," from verb shariba "he drank" (cf. sherbet). Spanish jarabe, jarope, Old Provençal eissarop are from Arabic; Italian sciroppo is via Medieval Latin sirupus.
- A concentrated solution of sugar in water, often used as a vehicle for medicine.