sweet


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sweet \Sweet\, v. t.
   To sweeten. [Obs.] --Udall.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sweet \Sweet\, adv.
   Sweetly. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sweet \Sweet\, n.
   1. That which is sweet to the taste; -- used chiefly in the
      plural. Specifically:
      (a) Confectionery, sweetmeats, preserves, etc.
      (b) Home-made wines, cordials, metheglin, etc.
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   2. That which is sweet or pleasant in odor; a perfume. "A
      wilderness of sweets." --Milton.
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   3. That which is pleasing or grateful to the mind; as, the
      sweets of domestic life.
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            A little bitter mingled in our cup leaves no relish
            of the sweet.                         --Locke.
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   4. One who is dear to another; a darling; -- a term of
      endearment. "Wherefore frowns my sweet?" --B. Jonson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sweet \Sweet\, a. [Compar. Sweeter; superl. Sweetest.] [OE.
   swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te,
   OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s["u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. saetr,
   soetr, Sw. s["o]t, Dan. s["o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for
   suadvis, Gr. ?, Skr. sv[=a]du sweet, svad, sv[=a]d, to
   sweeten. [root]175. Cf. Assuage, Suave, Suasion.]
   1. Having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar;
      saccharine; -- opposed to sour and bitter; as, a sweet
      beverage; sweet fruits; sweet oranges.
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   2. Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a
      sweet rose; sweet odor; sweet incense.
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            The breath of these flowers is sweet to me.
                                                  --Longfellow.
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   3. Pleasing to the ear; soft; melodious; harmonious; as, the
      sweet notes of a flute or an organ; sweet music; a sweet
      voice; a sweet singer.
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            To make his English sweet upon his tongue.
                                                  --Chaucer.
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            A voice sweet, tremulous, but powerful. --Hawthorne.
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   4. Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair;
      as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion.
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            Sweet interchange
            Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains.
                                                  --Milton.
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   5. Fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water. --Bacon.
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   6. Not changed from a sound or wholesome state. Specifically:
      (a) Not sour; as, sweet milk or bread.
      (b) Not state; not putrescent or putrid; not rancid; as,
          sweet butter; sweet meat or fish.
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   7. Plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable;
      winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners.
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            Canst thou bind the sweet influence of Pleiades?
                                                  --Job xxxviii.
                                                  31.
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            Mildness and sweet reasonableness is the one
            established rule of Christian working. --M. Arnold.
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   Note: Sweet is often used in the formation of self-explaining
         compounds; as, sweet-blossomed, sweet-featured,
         sweet-smelling, sweet-tempered, sweet-toned, etc.
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   Sweet alyssum. (Bot.) See Alyssum.

   Sweet apple. (Bot.)
      (a) Any apple of sweet flavor.
      (b) See Sweet-sop.

   Sweet bay. (Bot.)
      (a) The laurel (Laurus nobilis).
      (b) Swamp sassafras.

   Sweet calabash (Bot.), a plant of the genus Passiflora
      (Passiflora maliformis) growing in the West Indies, and
      producing a roundish, edible fruit, the size of an apple.
      

   Sweet cicely. (Bot.)
      (a) Either of the North American plants of the
          umbelliferous genus Osmorrhiza having aromatic roots
          and seeds, and white flowers. --Gray.
      (b) A plant of the genus Myrrhis (Myrrhis odorata)
          growing in England.

   Sweet calamus, or Sweet cane. (Bot.) Same as {Sweet
      flag}, below.

   Sweet Cistus (Bot.), an evergreen shrub (Cistus Ladanum)
      from which the gum ladanum is obtained.

   Sweet clover. (Bot.) See Melilot.

   Sweet coltsfoot (Bot.), a kind of butterbur ({Petasites
      sagittata}) found in Western North America.

   Sweet corn (Bot.), a variety of the maize of a sweet taste.
      See the Note under Corn.

   Sweet fern (Bot.), a small North American shrub ({Comptonia
      asplenifolia} syn. Myrica asplenifolia) having
      sweet-scented or aromatic leaves resembling fern leaves.
      

   Sweet flag (Bot.), an endogenous plant (Acorus Calamus)
      having long flaglike leaves and a rootstock of a pungent
      aromatic taste. It is found in wet places in Europe and
      America. See Calamus, 2.

   Sweet gale (Bot.), a shrub (Myrica Gale) having bitter
      fragrant leaves; -- also called sweet willow, and {Dutch
      myrtle}. See 5th Gale.

   Sweet grass (Bot.), holy, or Seneca, grass.

   Sweet gum (Bot.), an American tree ({Liquidambar
      styraciflua}). See Liquidambar.

   Sweet herbs, fragrant herbs cultivated for culinary
      purposes.

   Sweet John (Bot.), a variety of the sweet William.

   Sweet leaf (Bot.), horse sugar. See under Horse.

   Sweet marjoram. (Bot.) See Marjoram.

   Sweet marten (Zool.), the pine marten.

   Sweet maudlin (Bot.), a composite plant ({Achillea
      Ageratum}) allied to milfoil.

   Sweet oil, olive oil.

   Sweet pea. (Bot.) See under Pea.

   Sweet potato. (Bot.) See under Potato.

   Sweet rush (Bot.), sweet flag.

   Sweet spirits of niter (Med. Chem.) See {Spirit of nitrous
      ether}, under Spirit.

   Sweet sultan (Bot.), an annual composite plant ({Centaurea
      moschata}), also, the yellow-flowered ({Centaurea
      odorata}); -- called also sultan flower.

   Sweet tooth, an especial fondness for sweet things or for
      sweetmeats. [Colloq.]

   Sweet William.
      (a) (Bot.) A species of pink (Dianthus barbatus) of many
          varieties.
      (b) (Zool.) The willow warbler.
      (c) (Zool.) The European goldfinch; -- called also {sweet
          Billy}. [Prov. Eng.]

   Sweet willow (Bot.), sweet gale.

   Sweet wine. See Dry wine, under Dry.

   To be sweet on, to have a particular fondness for, or
      special interest in, as a young man for a young woman.
      [Colloq.] --Thackeray.
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   Syn: Sugary; saccharine; dulcet; luscious.
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