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sweet·heart

 (swēt′härt′)
n.
1. One who is loved.
2. Used as a familiar term of endearment.
3. Informal
a. A person regarded as generous or lovable.
b. Something cherished for its excellent qualities.
adj.
Involving privileged treatment of a favored party; illegally or unethically favorable: "another land grab, another sweetheart deal based on political influence" (Village Voice).

sweetheart

(ˈswiːtˌhɑːt)
n
1. a person loved by another
2. informal a lovable, generous, or obliging person
3. a term of endearment for a beloved or lovable person
adj
(Clothing & Fashion) of or relating to a garment with a sweetheart neckline: sweetheart cardigan.

sweet•heart

(ˈswitˌhɑrt)

n.
1. a person who is loved.
2. (sometimes cap.) an affectionate or familiar term of address (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, subordinates, etc.).
3. Informal. a generous, friendly person.
4. Informal. anything that arouses loyal affection.
[1250–1300]
usage: Definition 2 is an affectionate term of address used to a lover, child, etc. However, when used in the workplace or in social interactions with strangers, it is sometimes perceived as insulting.

sweetheart

  • valentine - Formerly a person chosen as a sweetheart or special friend, named for either of two Italian saints.
  • bully - First meant lover or sweetheart, then fine fellow, then blusterer, then "person who harms or threatens weaker people."
  • leman - An old word for "sweetheart, lover."
  • piggesnye - An old term of endearment for one's sweetheart, literally "a darling pig's eye."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sweetheart - a person loved by another personsweetheart - a person loved by another person  
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
dulcinea, ladylove - a woman who is a man's sweetheart
sugar daddy - a wealthy older man who gives a young person expensive gifts in return for friendship or intimacy
valentine - a sweetheart chosen to receive a greeting on Saint Valentine's Day; "will you be my valentine?"
2.sweetheart - any well-liked individual; "he's a sweetheart"
good person - a person who is good to other people
3.sweetheart - a very attractive or seductive looking womansweetheart - a very attractive or seductive looking woman
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
Adj.1.sweetheart - privileged treatment of a favored person or corporation (sometimes unethically); "another sweetheart deal based on political influence"
privileged - blessed with privileges; "the privileged few"

sweetheart

noun
1. dearest, beloved, sweet, angel, treasure, honey, dear, sweetie (informal) Happy birthday, sweetheart!
2. love, boyfriend or girlfriend, beloved, lover, steady (informal), flame (informal), darling, follower (obsolete), valentine, admirer, suitor, beau, swain (archaic), truelove, leman (archaic), inamorata or inamorato I married my childhood sweetheart, in Liverpool.

sweetheart

noun
A person who is much loved:
Informal: sweetie.
Idiom: light of one's life.
Translations
حبيبحَبيب، مَحْبوب، حَبيبَه، مَحْبوبَه
chlapecdívkamiláček
kæresteskat
kullanmurukultainen
kedveseszivecském
elskankærasti; kærasta
milá
canımsevgilitatlım

sweetheart

[ˈswiːthɑːt] Nnovio/a m/f, amor mf
he was her childhood sweetheartera su amor de infancia
yes, sweetheartsí, mi amor

sweetheart

[ˈswiːthɑːrt] n
(= boyfriend) → chéri m (= girlfriend) → chérie f
(form of address) (= darling) → chéri(e) m/f
Happy birthday, sweetheart → Bon anniversaire, chérie.

sweetheart

nSchatz m, → Liebste(r) mf; sweetheart swindler (esp US) → Heiratsschwindler(in) m(f); soon they were sweethearts (dated)bald waren sie ein Pärchen; Vera Lynn, the Forces’ sweetheartVera Lynn, der Liebling der Armee

sweetheart

[ˈswiːtˌhɑːt] ninnamorato/a
yes, sweetheart → sì, tesoro

sweet

(swiːt) adjective
1. tasting like sugar; not sour, salty or bitter. as sweet as honey; Children eat too many sweet foods.
2. tasting fresh and pleasant. young, sweet vegetables.
3. (of smells) pleasant or fragrant. the sweet smell of flowers.
4. (of sounds) agreeable or delightful to hear. the sweet song of the nightingale.
5. attractive or charming. What a sweet little baby!; a sweet face/smile; You look sweet in that dress.
6. kindly and agreeable. She's a sweet girl; The child has a sweet nature.
noun
1. (American ˈcandy) a small piece of sweet food eg chocolate, toffee etc. a packet of sweets; Have a sweet.
2. (a dish or course of) sweet food near or at the end of a meal; (a) pudding or dessert. The waiter served the sweet.
3. dear; darling. Hallo, my sweet!
ˈsweeten verb
to make or become sweet or sweeter. Did you sweeten (= put sugar in) my tea?
ˈsweetener noun
something that sweetens, eg a substance used for sweetening food. Saccharin is an artificial sweetener, often used instead of sugar.
ˈsweetly adverb
in an attractive, charming, agreeable or kindly manner. She sang/smiled very sweetly.
ˈsweetness noun
ˈsweetheart noun
1. a boyfriend or girlfriend.
2. used as an endearment for any beloved person, eg a child. Goodbye, sweetheart!
sweet potato
(the edible tuber of) a tropical twining plant.
sweet-ˈsmelling adjective
sweet-smelling flowers.
sweet-ˈtempered adjective
kind and friendly.
References in classic literature ?
Gummidge did her sweetheart, throw cold water over him, and get so thorny no one dares touch or look at you.
Ned Currie was puzzled by the determination and abandon of his sweetheart and was also deeply touched.
He was a dapper little Irishman, very vain, homely as a monkey, with friends everywhere, and a sweetheart in every port, like a sailor.
Holgrave, my sweetheart should have one of those flowers in her bosom, though I risked my neck climbing for it
Seated at my own table in clear noonday light I saw a person whom, without my previous experience, I should have taken at the first blush for some housemaid who might have stayed at home to look after the place and who, availing herself of rare relief from observation and of the schoolroom table and my pens, ink, and paper, had applied herself to the considerable effort of a letter to her sweetheart.
O, wert thou but my sweetheart, How willingly thy love to part
Some of them struck me as singularly odd compounds of ardour and flatness; commencing in strong feeling, and concluding in the affected, wordy style that a schoolboy might use to a fancied, incorporeal sweetheart.
Sneak or Sweetheart -- he's too slippery, in either capacity, for my fingers to hold him.
When she began to weep and to say, 'Dearest sweetheart, I freed you in the horrible wild wood, and from an iron stove,' he jumped up and said, 'You are right.
But one Friday afternoon, toward the end of June, his sweetheart, Mabel Hubbard, was taking the train for the Centennial; and he went to the depot to say good-bye.
Speaking of ladies," he continued, turning to Robin Hood, who had stood silent, wondering if a special punishment was being reserved for him, "did you not have a sweetheart who was once at Court--one, Mistress Marian?
And thus it befell that Korak drove from their homes the only people who might have aided him in a search for Meriem, and cut off the only connecting link between him and her from whomsoever might come in search of him from the douar of the kindly Bwana who had befriended his little jungle sweetheart.