Sweet

Definitions

  • "How sweet she would look!"
    "How sweet she would look!"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sweet having a natural fragrance "odoriferous spices","the odorous air of the orchard","the perfumed air of June","scented flowers"
    • adj sweet not containing or composed of salt water "fresh water"
    • adj sweet having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub "an angelic smile","a cherubic face","looking so seraphic when he slept","a sweet disposition"
    • adj sweet pleasing to the ear "the dulcet tones of the cello"
    • adj sweet pleasing to the mind or feeling "sweet revenge"
    • adj sweet pleasing to the senses "the sweet song of the lark","the sweet face of a child"
    • adj sweet with sweetening added
    • adj sweet (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content "sweet dessert wines"
    • adj sweet having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
    • adj sweet not soured or preserved "sweet milk"
    • adv sweet in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly') "Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly","how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank"- Shakespeare","talking sweet to each other"
    • n sweet the property of tasting as if it contains sugar
    • n sweet the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
    • n sweet a food rich in sugar
    • n sweet a dish served as the last course of a meal
    • n Sweet English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

It took ten million feet of glass thread, and Eulaly will look real sweet in it It took ten million feet of glass thread, and Eulaly will look real sweet in it
Sweet Peas Sweet Peas
Home, Sweet Home Home, Sweet Home
A SWEET LITTLE DEAR A SWEET LITTLE DEAR
Sweet and Low' by the quartette party always brought forth rounds of applause Sweet and Low' by the quartette party always brought forth rounds of applause
SWEET LITTLE THINGS SWEET LITTLE THINGS
How perfectly sweet How perfectly sweet
Sweet Birch. Black Birch. Cherry Birch Sweet Birch. Black Birch. Cherry Birch

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged. They all taste sweet
    • Sweet Confectionery, sweetmeats, preserves, etc.
    • Sweet Fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water.
    • Sweet 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.
    • Sweet Home-made wines, cordials, metheglin, etc.
    • Sweet Not changed from a sound or wholesome state. Specifically: Not sour; as, sweet milk or bread. Not state; not putrescent or putrid; not rancid; as, sweet butter; sweet meat or fish.
    • Sweet One who is dear to another; a darling; -- a term of endearment. "Wherefore frowns my sweet ?"
    • Sweet Plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable; winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners. "Canst thou bind the sweet influence of Pleiades?""Mildness and sweet reasonableness is the one established rule of Christian working."
    • Sweet 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. "To make his English sweet upon his tongue.""A voice sweet , tremulous, but powerful."
    • Sweet Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair; as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion. "Sweet interchange
      Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains."
    • Sweet Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a sweet rose; sweet odor; sweet incense. "The breath of these flowers is sweet to me."
    • adv Sweet Sweetly.
    • Sweet That which is pleasing or grateful to the mind; as, the sweets of domestic life. "A little bitter mingled in our cup leaves no relish of the sweet ."
    • Sweet That which is sweet or pleasant in odor; a perfume. "A wilderness of sweets ."
    • Sweet That which is sweet to the taste; -- used chiefly in the plural.
    • v. t Sweet To sweeten.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters is "Sweet Georgia Brown."
    • sweet Pleasing to the taste; having a pleasant taste or flavor like that of sugar or honey; also, having a fresh, natural taste, as distinguished from a taste that is stale, sour, or rancid.
    • sweet Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; perfumed.
    • sweet Pleasing to the ear; making agreeable music; musical; soft; melodious; harmonious: as, a sweet singer; a sweet song.
    • sweet Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; attractive; charming.
    • sweet Pleasing, agreeable, grateful, or soothing to the mind or emotional nature; exciting pleasant or agreeable feelings; charming; delightful; attractive; hence, dearly loved; precious.
    • sweet Gracious; kind; amiable: as, sweet manners: formerly often used as a term of complimentary address: as. sweet sir.
    • sweet Free from sour or otherwise excessive taste.
    • sweet Fresh; not salt or salted.
    • sweet Being in a sound or wholesome state; not sour or spoiled; not putrescent or putrid: as, sweet meat.
    • sweet In archery, of a bow, soft in flexure and recoil. See the last quotation under sweetness.
    • sweet Synonyms Luscious, sugary, honeyed.
    • sweet Redolent, balmy.
    • sweet Dulcet.
    • sweet Engaging, winning, lovely.
    • sweet Lovable.
    • n sweet The quality of being sweet; sweetness.
    • n sweet Something sweet to the taste: used chiefly in the plural.
    • n sweet Confections; bonbons: as, he brought a box of sweets for the children.
    • n sweet Sweet dishes served at table, as puddings, tarts, creams, or jellies: as, a course of sweets preceded fruit and coffee.
    • n sweet Home-made fermented or unfermented liquors, as meads or metheglin.
    • n sweet That which is pleasant to the sense of smell; a perfume.
    • n sweet Something pleasing or grateful to the mind, heart, or desires: as, the sweets of domestic life; the sweets of office.
    • n sweet One who is dear to another; a darling: a word of endearment.
    • sweet To make sweet; sweeten.
    • sweet Sweetly; in a sweet manner; so as to be sweet.
    • sweet In mech., smooth; done without appearance of effort; easy; well-lubricated: as, a sweet run; a sweet cut.
    • sweet In mining, free from deleterious gases.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Another name for licorice is "Sweet Wood" or "Spanish Juice."
    • adj Sweet swēt pleasing to the taste or senses: tasting like sugar: fragrant: melodious: beautiful, grateful to the eye: fresh, as opposed to salt or to sour: pure: recent, not stale, sour, or putrid: mild, soft, gentle: kind, obliging
    • n Sweet a sweet substance: a term of endearment:
    • v.t Sweet (obs.) to sweeten
    • n Sweet (pl.) sweetmeats, confections: sweet dishes served at table, puddings, tarts, jellies, &c
    • ***

Quotations

  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “With true friends... even water drunk together is sweet enough.”
  • Hedda Hopper
    Hedda Hopper
    “Nobody's interested in sweetness and light.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    Marcus%20T.%20Cicero
    “Sweet is the memory of past troubles.”
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.”
  • Antonin Dvorak
    Antonin Dvorak
    “Mozart is sweet sunshine.”

Idioms

Home sweet home - This is said when one is pleased to be back at one's own home.
***
Revenge is sweet - When you are happy to be proved right, then you know that revenge is sweet.
***
Sweet as a gumdrop - This means that something or someone is very nice or pretty.
***
Sweet tooth - If you have a sweet tooth, you like eating food with sugar in it.
***
Sweet-talk - If you sweet-talk someone, you use persuasion and charm to get what you want.
***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. swēte,; akin to OFries. swēte, OS. swōti, D. zoet, G. süss, OHG. suozi, Icel. sætr, sœtr, Sw. söt, Dan. söd, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for suadvis, Gr. , Skr. svādu, sweet, svad, svād, to sweeten. √175. Cf. Assuage Suave Suasion

Usage

In literature:

It is not through its heroes the world lives and thrives, But through its sweet commonplace mothers and wives.
"Three Women" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The mother and daughter had had the Sabbath to themselves; and most quietly and sweetly it had passed.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
A brave smile, tenderly sweet, broke over Virginia's lips.
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
Oh, how sweet they were!
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Sweet, very sweet, and wonderful are all these!
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The little Prince had large blue eyes, the prettiest eyes in the world, and a sweet little mouth, but, alas!
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
It was the tone of one who foretold the coming, and was full of invincible faith and sweetness.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
Oh, but the world was cool and mysterious, and the air was sweet!
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
Gregory met the cold, sweet, melancholy eyes.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
No one had noticed how or when the sweet, golden-haired young wife had died.
"Daisy Brooks" by Laura Jean Libbey
Dorothy looked sweet as a rose and wuz as sweet.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
A sweet countenance is never so sweet as when the moved heart animates it with compassionate tenderness.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
His face was lighted with a sweet smile.
"Unfinished Portraits" by Jennette Lee
After all, the memories sweet and sour associated with them had had time to lose their edge.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
My sweet Catherine, do support me; persuade your brother how impossible it is.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
So sweet, so soft, so low, as he listened, it stole into his heart and worked sweet and fatal mischief.
"A Mad Love" by Bertha M. Clay
Her sweetness, her grace of mind and body, her beauty, would keep you captive even against your will.
"Faith and Unfaith" by Duchess
O sweet airs, sweet voices!
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
Sweet oh sweet oh sweet sweet sweet.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
Pick you some good, sweet, industrious girl.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
***

In poetry:

Sweetly dear, and dearly sweet;
Blessed, where these blessings meet!
Sweet, fair, wise, kind, blessed, true—
Blessed be all these in you!
"An Odd Conceit" by Nicholas Breton
"Ah! not from heaven am I descended,
Nor do I come to mingle tears;
But sweet is day, though with shadows blended;
And, though clouded, sweet are youthful years.
"The Two Children Pt 1" by Emily Jane Bronte
What joy will be hers when she hears me,
What thoughts in her dark sweet eyes!
That will peep from their own sweet dwelling,
As the stars peep down from the skies.
"O, Softly Falls The Moonlight" by Alexander Anderson
"Ah, not from heaven am I descended,
And I do not come to mingle tears;
But sweet is day though with shadows blended;
And, though clouded, sweet are youthful years -
"The Two Children Pt. II" by Emily Jane Bronte
... As beautiful as brief--ah! lovelier,
Being but mortal. Yet I had great fear--
That I should die ere these sweet things were dead,
Or live on knowing the wild sweetness fled.
"The Shock" by John Freeman
This breathing would with gains by sweetning me
(As sweet things traffick when they meet)
Return to thee.
And so this new commerce and sweet
Should all my life employ, and busie me.
"The Odour. 2 Cor. II. " by George Herbert

In news:

Add chopped peanuts and a sweet-sour sauce.
Making Out with an Oak Barrel Never Sounded So Sweet.
SWEET RELIEF FOR MAMA AND BABY BIRD .
SWEET RELIEF FOR MAMA AND BABY BIRD Click to enlarge.
Among the most memorable are sweet cream, a subtle blend that tastes like rich, heavy cream.
Vertical bagger serves-up sweet rewards.
Spicy-Sweet Crab and Avocado Dip with French Baguette Crostini.
Cider brings sweet spark to savory dishes, baked goods .
Sweet Pea Dessert cures cravings with baked goods and ice cream.
Baked Goods , Snacks & Sweets.
Now that's a sweet class.
A humble box of baking soda can do more than just keep the fridge smelling sweet.
These honey-glazed bars are crumbly, richly sweet and incredibly nutty.
Sweet Goods— Caddy Shack of Sweet Goods.
Sweet Pea is a sweet, gentle cat, about 2 years old.
***

In science:

Upper plot: Sweet-Parker scheme of reconnection.
Physics of Gamma-Ray Bursts: Turbulence, Energy Transfer and Reconnection
The value of hy 2i1/2 can be determined once a particular model of turbulence is adopted, but it is obvious from the very beginning that this value is determined by field wandering rather than Ohmic diffusion as in the Sweet-Parker case.
Physics of Gamma-Ray Bursts: Turbulence, Energy Transfer and Reconnection
Vrec,local is given by the usual Sweet-Parker formula but with λk instead of Lx , i.e.
Physics of Gamma-Ray Bursts: Turbulence, Energy Transfer and Reconnection
It is obvious from Fig. 2 that ∼ Lx /λk magnetic field lines will undergo reconnection simultaneously (compared to a one by one line reconnection process for the Sweet-Parker scheme).
Physics of Gamma-Ray Bursts: Turbulence, Energy Transfer and Reconnection
Can the reconnection be slow at all? Naturally, when turbulence is negligible, i.e. vl → 0, the field line wandering is limited to the SweetParker current sheet and the Sweet-Parker reconnection scheme takes over.
Physics of Gamma-Ray Bursts: Turbulence, Energy Transfer and Reconnection
Where these surfaces intersect is the sweet spot of the Universe.
CIW Cosmology Symposium: Conference Summary -- Observations
It was probably Sweet (1963) who was the first to advance the idea of collective processes in gravitational systems.
West-Side Story (On the History of Density-Wave Spiral Theories in the 1960s)
In all multiple wall environments, it is often necessary to nominate a ‘sweet spot’ where the viewer should be located.
Future Directions in Astronomy Visualisation
Coherent contributions from many nucleons within a heavy-ion beam particle at such a collider amplify gluon densities, thereby broadening the Q2 “sweet spot” and extending the effective reach to small x-values by about two orders of magnitude, in comparison with e-p collisions at the same energy per nucleon.
Phases of QCD: Summary of the Rutgers Long Range Plan Town Meeting
Quantum systems aren’t like sweets: they don’t melt.
Quantum observer and Kolmogorov complexity: a model that can be tested
For this approximation, we use a type of a Berry-Esseen bound for sums of independent random variables due to Sweeting (1977).
Testing Functional Inequalities
The following result is a special case of Theorem 1 of Sweeting (1977) with g (x) = min(x, 1) (in his notation).
Testing Functional Inequalities
Lemma A2 (Sweeting (1977)): Let Z ∈ Rk be a mean zero normal random vector with covariance matrix I and {Wi}n i=1 is a set of i.i.d. random vectors in Rk such that EWi = 0, EWiW ′i = I , and E||Wi ||r < ∞, r ≥ 3.
Testing Functional Inequalities
In the wide spectrum of formal techniques for software quality, testing against strong specifications lies in a “sweet spot” with a favorable benefit to effort ratio. I .
What Good Are Strong Specifications?
Uzdensky (2002) confirmed this conclusion for the Sweet-Parker case.
On the relativistic magnetic reconnection
***