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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).
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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"
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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.
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sweetheart

noun
A person who is much loved:
Informal: sweetie.
Idiom: light of one's life.
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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
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sweetheart

[ˈswiːthɑːrt] n
(= boyfriend) → chéri m (= girlfriend) → chérie f
(form of address) (= darling) → chéri(e) m/f
Happy birthday, sweetheart → Bon anniversaire, chérie.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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sweetheart

[ˈswiːtˌhɑːt] ninnamorato/a
yes, sweetheart → sì, tesoro
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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But he came back in the spring time from his long captivity; and when he heard that she was dead he sought her grave to mourn her, and lo, under the dead leaves of the old year he found sweet sprays of a blossom never seen before, and knew that it was a message of love and remembrance from his dark-eyed sweet-heart.
'Oh, they say when you marry in June you're a bride all your life, and the bridegroom who marries in June gets a sweet-heart for a wife'
After noticing that her clients were drawn to the hyper-feminine princess skirts and sweet-heart necklines popular in the 1950s and 1960s, Rasheed began designing herself.
Set in 1792/93 during the French Revolution, the opera is about a love triangle involving Therese, her husband, Andre Thorel, and her childhood sweet-heart, Armand de Clerval.
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Pauline Marois foolishly strong-armed her caucus behind this sweet-heart deal thus triggering the crisis in her party's ranks.
George Athor Deng, who has, over-night, became the darling sweet-heart of Khartoum's pro government media of the likes of al Rayaam, al Intibaha, al Raead, Sudan Safari, Akhir Lahaza and most unfortunately, the so-called National Radio and TV.
A Name, Device; a pictured Representation, with Words added to it; yet neither the one nor the other can make out any Sense alonr; the Words or Motto explaining the Picture and the Picture making up the Defect of the Motto: As on a Sun-Dial, the Words *we must*, alluding to the Dial, *die all*; or as the Paramour in *Cambden*, who, to express his Love to his Sweet-Heart *Rose Hill*, had in the Border of his Gown painted a Rose, a Hill, an Eye, a Loaf, and a Well, which in the *Rebus* Language reads *Rose Hill, I love well*.
Heart-stopping beauty accessories from Crabtree & Evelyn, heart-warming cups from Whittards and sweet-heart chocolates from Thorntons; all available at up to 50% off normal high street prices.
For now, Crosby's main focus is the investigation into whether Boeing got a sweet-heart deal on the tankers, including, allegedly, access to proprietary information that EADS submitted to the Air Force.
Mechanical technician Sean had been working overtime to save up for his wedding to school sweet-heart Katherine Bissett next year.