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can·dy

 (kăn′dē)
n. pl. can·dies
1.
a. A rich sweet confection made with sugar and often flavored or combined with fruits or nuts.
b. A piece of such a confection.
2. Slang An illicit drug, especially one, such as cocaine, that has a sugary appearance or a drug in pill form, such as MDMA.
tr.v. can·died, can·dy·ing, can·dies
To cook, preserve, saturate, or coat with sugar or syrup: candy apples; candy ginger.

[Middle English candi, crystallized cane sugar, short for sugre-candi, partial translation of Old French sucre candi, ultimately from Arabic sukkar qandī : sukkar, sugar + qandī, consisting of sugar lumps (from qand, lump of crystallized sugar, from an Indic source akin to Pali kaṇḍa-, from Sanskrit khaṇḍakaḥ, from khaṇḍaḥ, piece, fragment, perhaps of Munda origin).]

candy

(ˈkændɪ)
n, pl -dies
1. chiefly US and Canadian confectionery in general; sweets, chocolate, etc
2. a person or thing that is regarded as being attractive but superficial: arm candy.
3. like taking candy from a baby informal very easy to accomplish
vb, -dies, -dying or -died
4. (Cookery) to cause (sugar, etc) to become crystalline, esp by boiling or (of sugar) to become crystalline through boiling
5. (Cookery) (tr) to preserve (fruit peel, ginger, etc) by boiling in sugar
6. (Cookery) (tr) to cover with any crystalline substance, such as ice or sugar
[C18: from Old French sucre candi candied sugar, from Arabic qandi candied, from qand cane sugar, of Dravidian origin]

can•dy

(ˈkæn di)

n., pl. -dies, n.
1. any of various confections made with sugar or syrup, often combined with chocolate, fruit, nuts, etc.
2. a single piece of such a confection.
3. Slang. someone or something that is excellent, pleasing, or pleasurable (often used in combination): eye candy.
v.t.
4. to cook in sugar or syrup until glazed, as sweet potatoes.
5. to preserve by cooking in heavy syrup until translucent, as fruit or fruit peel.
6. to reduce (sugar, syrup, etc.) to a crystalline form, usu. by boiling down.
7. to roll in granulated sugar.
8. to make sweet, palatable, or agreeable.
v.i.
9. to become covered with sugar.
10. to crystallize into sugar.
[1225–75; Middle English candi, sugre candi candied sugar < Middle French sucre candi; candi « Arabic qandī < Persian qandi sugar < Skt khaṇḍaka]

Candy

 to form into congelations—Johnson, 1755; to be in a congealed state.
Example: candied with ice—Shakespeare.

sweets

candy
1. 'sweets'

In British English, small, sweet things that you eat, such as toffees and chocolates, are called sweets.

She did not allow her children to eat too many sweets.
2. 'candy'

In American English, sweet things like these are called candy. Candy is an uncountable noun.

You eat too much candy. It's bad for your teeth.

candy


Past participle: candied
Gerund: candying

Imperative
candy
candy
Present
I candy
you candy
he/she/it candies
we candy
you candy
they candy
Preterite
I candied
you candied
he/she/it candied
we candied
you candied
they candied
Present Continuous
I am candying
you are candying
he/she/it is candying
we are candying
you are candying
they are candying
Present Perfect
I have candied
you have candied
he/she/it has candied
we have candied
you have candied
they have candied
Past Continuous
I was candying
you were candying
he/she/it was candying
we were candying
you were candying
they were candying
Past Perfect
I had candied
you had candied
he/she/it had candied
we had candied
you had candied
they had candied
Future
I will candy
you will candy
he/she/it will candy
we will candy
you will candy
they will candy
Future Perfect
I will have candied
you will have candied
he/she/it will have candied
we will have candied
you will have candied
they will have candied
Future Continuous
I will be candying
you will be candying
he/she/it will be candying
we will be candying
you will be candying
they will be candying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been candying
you have been candying
he/she/it has been candying
we have been candying
you have been candying
they have been candying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been candying
you will have been candying
he/she/it will have been candying
we will have been candying
you will have been candying
they will have been candying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been candying
you had been candying
he/she/it had been candying
we had been candying
you had been candying
they had been candying
Conditional
I would candy
you would candy
he/she/it would candy
we would candy
you would candy
they would candy
Past Conditional
I would have candied
you would have candied
he/she/it would have candied
we would have candied
you would have candied
they would have candied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.candy - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nutscandy - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
confection, sweet - a food rich in sugar
candy bar - a candy shaped as a bar
carob bar - a bar of candy made with carob powder
hard candy - candy that is brittle; "you can break a tooth on that hard candy"
brandyball - a British candy flavored with brandy
patty - round flat candy
bonbon - a candy that usually has a center of fondant or fruit or nuts coated in chocolate
brittle, toffee, toffy - caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
butterscotch - a hard brittle candy made with butter and brown sugar
candy cane - a hard candy in the shape of a rod (usually with stripes)
candy corn - a small yellow and white candy shaped to resemble a kernel of corn
caramel - firm chewy candy made from caramelized sugar and butter and milk
candyfloss, cotton candy, spun sugar - a candy made by spinning sugar that has been boiled to a high temperature
dragee - sugar-coated nut or fruit piece
dragee - silvery candy beads used for decorating cakes
fondant - candy made of a thick creamy sugar paste
fudge - soft creamy candy
gumdrop - a jellied candy coated with sugar crystals
honey crisp - a crisp candy made with honey
mint candy, mint - a candy that is flavored with a mint oil
horehound - a candy that is flavored with an extract of the horehound plant
jelly bean, jelly egg - sugar-glazed jellied candy
candy kiss, kiss - any of several bite-sized candies
licorice, liquorice - a black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant
Life Saver - a candy shaped like a small lifesaver
all-day sucker, lollipop, sucker - hard candy on a stick
lozenge - a small aromatic or medicated candy
marshmallow - spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup and dusted with powdered sugar
marchpane, marzipan - almond paste and egg whites
nougat - nuts or fruit pieces in a sugar paste
nougat bar - a bar of nougat candy often dipped in chocolate
nut bar - paste of nuts and sugar on a pastry base cut into bars
peanut bar - bar of peanuts in taffy
popcorn ball - popcorn combined with a thick sugar or molasses or caramel syrup and formed into balls
praline - cookie-sized candy made of brown sugar and butter and pecans
rock candy - sugar in large hard clear crystals on a string
rock candy, rock - hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint)
sugar candy - made by boiling pure sugar until it hardens
sugarplum - any of various small sugary candies
taffy - chewy candy of sugar or syrup boiled until thick and pulled until glossy
chocolate truffle, truffle - creamy chocolate candy
Turkish Delight - a jellied candy typically flavored with rose water
Easter egg - an egg-shaped candy used to celebrate Easter
Verb1.candy - coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze
dulcify, dulcorate, edulcorate, sweeten - make sweeter in taste

candy

verb
To make superficially more acceptable or appealing:
Translations
حَلْوى السُّكَّر نَباتحَلَوِياتحُلْوَيات
bonboncukrovícukrovinkykandovaný cukrkaramela
slikbolsje
makeiset
slatkiši
jegeccukor
brjóstsykursælgæti
キャンデー
사탕
cukraus vatacukruotasglajuslydytas cukrussaldainiai
karamelekonfektessaldumi
bonbónkandizovaný cukor
bonbonsladkarija
godis
ลูกกวาด
bánh kẹo

candy

[ˈkændɪ]
A. N
1. (= sugar candy) → azúcar m cande
2. (US) (= sweets) → golosinas fpl, caramelos mpl, dulces mpl
it's like taking candy from a babyes coser y cantar
B. VT [+ fruit] → escarchar
C. CPD candy bar N (US) → barrita f de caramelo; (chocolate) → chocolatina f
candy store N (US) → confitería f, bombonería f
like a kid in a candy store (esp US) → como el rey/la reina del mambo, como si fuera el amo/ama del mundo

candy

[ˈkændi] n (US)
(= confectionery) → bonbons mpl
(= sweet) → bonbon mcandy bar n (US)barre f chocolatée

candy

n (US: = sweet) → Bonbon m or nt; (= sweets)Süßigkeiten pl, → Bonbons pl; (= bar of chocolate) (→ Tafel f) → Schokolade f; (= individual chocolate)Praline f; it’s like taking candy from a babydas ist kinderleicht
vt sugarkristallisieren lassen; fruit etckandieren

candy

:
candy apple
n (US) → kandierter Apfel
candy-ass
n (US sl) → Weichei nt (pej inf), → Memme f (pej), → Waschlappen m (pej inf)
candy bar
n (US) → Schokoladenriegel m, → Schokoriegel m
candyfloss
n (Brit) → Zuckerwatte f
candy store
n (US) → Süßwarenhandlung f, → Bonbonladen m (inf)
candy-striped
adjbunt gestreift (auf weißem Hintergrund)

candy

[ˈkændɪ]
1. n (Am) (sweet) → caramella; (sweets, confectionery) → dolciumi mpl
2. vt (fruit) → candire

candy

(ˈkӕndi) plural ˈcandies noun
1. sugar formed into a solid mass by boiling.
2. (American) a sweet or sweets; (a piece of) confectionery. That child eats too much candy; Have a candy!
ˈcandied adjective
covered with sugar. candied fruits.
candy floss (American cotton candy)
flavoured sugar spun into a fluffy ball on the end of a stick.

candy

حَلَوِيات cukrovinky slik Süßigkeiten ζαχαρωτά golosinas makeiset bonbons slatkiši caramelle キャンデー 사탕 snoepjes sukkertøy słodycze doces сласти godis ลูกกวาด tatlılar bánh kẹo 糖果

candy

n. dulce, confite, caramelo.

candy

n (pl -dies) dulces mpl, caramelos; a piece of candy..un dulce…Candy is bad for your teeth..Los dulces son malos para los dientes.
References in classic literature ?
Then the curtain fell, and the audience reposed and ate candy while discussing the merits of the play.
The few dollars I stole from my brother's pile I spent on myself, you know, for trifles, candy and cigarettes and such things.
Jake bought everything the newsboys offered him: candy, oranges, brass collar buttons, a watch-charm, and for me a `Life of Jesse James,' which I remember as one of the most satisfactory books I have ever read.
For instance, there was a glass pickle-jar, filled with fragments of Gibraltar rock; not, indeed, splinters of the veritable stone foundation of the famous fortress, but bits of delectable candy, neatly done up in white paper.
He is in his shirt sleeves, with a vest figured with faded gold horseshoes, and a pink-striped shirt, suggestive of peppermint candy.
The man whistled to the boy, and offered him part of a stick of candy, which he eagerly grabbed at, and very soon had it in a baby's general depository, to wit, his mouth.
There sat the long-legged pauper, on his bed, in a very short shirt, and nothing more; he was dangling his legs contentedly back and forth, and wheezing the music of "Camptown Races" out of a paper-overlaid comb which he was pressing against his mouth; by him lay a new jewsharp, a new top, and solid india-rubber ball, a handful of painted marbles, five pounds of "store" candy, and a well-gnawed slab of gingerbread as big and as thick as a volume of sheet-music.
Whether it were a question of fact, of spelling, or of date, of going swimming or fishing, of choosing a book in the Sunday-school library or a stick of candy at the village store, he had no sooner determined on one plan of action than his wish fondly reverted to the opposite one.
I wonder if I ought to go back and apologize-- Oh, well--I'll send him some candy when I get to Puddleby.
He told me, however, that up to very lately there had been a notice board of "For Sale" up, and that perhaps Mitchell, Sons, & Candy the house agents could tell me something, as he thought he remembered seeing the name of that firm on the board.
I would build a sugar house in the village; I would invite learned men to an investigation of the subject—and such are easily to be found, sir; yes, sir, they are not difficult to find—men who unite theory with practice; and I would select a wood of young and thrifty trees; and, instead of making loaves of the size of a lump of candy, dam’me, ‘Duke, but I’d have them as big as a haycock.
He never would have believed the pleasure there could be in simply watching a child's eyes light with glee over a five-cent bag of candy.