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syr·up

also sir·up  (sĭr′əp, sûr′-)
n.
1. A thick, sweet, sticky liquid, consisting of a sugar base, natural or artificial flavorings, and water.
2. A thick, sugary liquid made by boiling down or otherwise concentrating plant sap, juice, or grain extracts.
3. A concentrated solution of sugar in water, often used as a vehicle for medicine.

[Middle English sirup, from Old French sirop, from Medieval Latin siropus, from Arabic šarāb, from šariba, to drink; see śrb in Semitic roots.]

syrup

(ˈsɪrəp)
n
1. (Cookery) a solution of sugar dissolved in water and often flavoured with fruit juice: used for sweetening fruit, etc
2. (Cookery) any of various thick sweet liquids prepared for cooking or table use from molasses, sugars, etc
3. (Pharmacology) a liquid medicine containing a sugar solution for flavouring or preservation
4. informal cloying sentimentality
5. (Hairdressing & Grooming) slang Brit a wig
vb (tr)
6. (Cookery) to bring to the consistency of syrup
7. (Cookery) to cover, fill, or sweeten with syrup
Ancient name: sirup
[C15: from Medieval Latin syrupus, from Arabic sharāb a drink, from shariba to drink: sense 4 from rhyming slang syrup of fig]
ˈsyrup-ˌlike adj

syr•up

(ˈsɪr əp, ˈsɜr-)

n.
1. any of various thick, sweet liquids prepared for table use from molasses, glucose, etc.
2. any of various preparations consisting of fruit juices, water, etc., boiled with sugar.
v.t.
3. to bring to the form or consistency of syrup.
4. to cover, fill, or sweeten with syrup.
[1350–1400; Middle English sirop < Middle French < Medieval Latin syrupus < Arabic sharāb a drink]
syr′up•like`, adj.

syrup


Past participle: syruped
Gerund: syruping

Imperative
syrup
syrup
Present
I syrup
you syrup
he/she/it syrups
we syrup
you syrup
they syrup
Preterite
I syruped
you syruped
he/she/it syruped
we syruped
you syruped
they syruped
Present Continuous
I am syruping
you are syruping
he/she/it is syruping
we are syruping
you are syruping
they are syruping
Present Perfect
I have syruped
you have syruped
he/she/it has syruped
we have syruped
you have syruped
they have syruped
Past Continuous
I was syruping
you were syruping
he/she/it was syruping
we were syruping
you were syruping
they were syruping
Past Perfect
I had syruped
you had syruped
he/she/it had syruped
we had syruped
you had syruped
they had syruped
Future
I will syrup
you will syrup
he/she/it will syrup
we will syrup
you will syrup
they will syrup
Future Perfect
I will have syruped
you will have syruped
he/she/it will have syruped
we will have syruped
you will have syruped
they will have syruped
Future Continuous
I will be syruping
you will be syruping
he/she/it will be syruping
we will be syruping
you will be syruping
they will be syruping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been syruping
you have been syruping
he/she/it has been syruping
we have been syruping
you have been syruping
they have been syruping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been syruping
you will have been syruping
he/she/it will have been syruping
we will have been syruping
you will have been syruping
they will have been syruping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been syruping
you had been syruping
he/she/it had been syruping
we had been syruping
you had been syruping
they had been syruping
Conditional
I would syrup
you would syrup
he/she/it would syrup
we would syrup
you would syrup
they would syrup
Past Conditional
I would have syruped
you would have syruped
he/she/it would have syruped
we would have syruped
you would have syruped
they would have syruped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.syrup - a thick sweet sticky liquidsyrup - a thick sweet sticky liquid    
sweetener, sweetening - something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
sugar syrup - sugar and water and sometimes corn syrup boiled together; used as sweetening especially in drinks
molasses - thick dark syrup produced by boiling down juice from sugar cane; especially during sugar refining
sorghum molasses, sorghum - made from juice of sweet sorghum
golden syrup, treacle - a pale cane syrup
grenadine - thin syrup made from pomegranate juice; used in mixed drinks
maple syrup - made by concentrating sap from sugar maples
corn syrup - syrup prepared from corn
Translations
دِبْس مُصَفّىعَصير مُرَكَّز، شَرابقَطْر
sirupmelasa
sirupmelassesaft
siirappi
sirup
szirupszörp
melassisíróp
シロップ
시럽
kaip sirupassirupo
sīrups
sirup
sirup
sirap
น้ำเชื่อม
şurupşeker şurubu
nước xi-rô

syrup

[ˈsɪrəp] N (Culin) → almíbar m, jarabe m (Med) → jarabe m

syrup

[ˈsɪrəp] n
(= sweet liquid) → sirop m
in syrup → au sirop
peaches in syrup → des pêches au sirop
(British) (also golden syrup) → mélasse f raffinée
(= medicine) → sirop m cough syrup

syrup

, (US also) sirup
nSirup m (also Med); (= preservative also)Saft m; syrup of figsFeigensaft m; fruit syrupFruchtsirup m; cough syrup (Med) → Hustensaft or -sirup m

syrup

[ˈsɪrəp] nsciroppo
golden syrup (Brit) → melassa raffinata

syrup

(ˈsirəp) , ((American) ˈsə:-) noun
1. water or the juice of fruits boiled with sugar and made thick and sticky.
2. a purified form of treacle.
ˈsyrupy adjective
of, or like, syrup.

syrup

قَطْر sirup sirup Sirup σιρόπι jarabe siirappi sirop sirup sciroppo シロップ 시럽 siroop sirup syrop xarope сироп sirap น้ำเชื่อม şurup nước xi-rô 糖浆

syr·up

n. jarabe, almíbar.

syrup

n jarabe m; cough — jarabe para la tos; high-fructose corn — jarabe de maíz de alta fructosa
References in classic literature ?
Go to the kitchen and get me some syrup of violets.
And once, I remember, a barkeeper mixed me a sweet temperance drink of syrup and soda- water.
I'll do it," said Dolly, and getting up, she carefully passed the spoon over the frothing sugar, and from time to time shook off the clinging jam from the spoon by knocking it on a plate that was covered with yellow-red scum and blood-colored syrup.
Now they were all beautiful, and all exactly alike: but he was told that the eldest had eaten a piece of sugar, the next some sweet syrup, and the youngest a spoonful of honey; so he was to guess which it was that had eaten the honey.
We had begun to roll popcorn balls with syrup when we heard a knock at the back door, and Tony dropped her spoon and went to open it.
So, my beauty," said Hook, as if he spoke in syrup, "you are to see your children walk the plank.
The room was a tolerably large one, furnished with two heavy tables, some stools, a counter decorated with rows of bottles of syrup and alcohol.
My share of the syrup was usually about two tablespoonfuls, and those two spoonfuls of molasses were much more enjoyable to me than is a fourteen-course dinner after which I am to speak.
Waule had to defer her answer till he was quiet again, till Mary Garth had supplied him with fresh syrup, and he had begun to rub the gold knob of his stick, looking bitterly at the fire.
Her dinner pail swung from her right hand, and she had a blissful consciousness of the two soda biscuits spread with butter and syrup, the baked cup-custard, the doughnut, and the square of hard gingerbread.
Hastily lowering the basket the dark girl found that the vessel containing the syrup had been smashed within.
You can't be too careful, especially toward spring," he said, heaping his plate with straw-coloured griddle- cakes and drowning them in golden syrup.