• WordNet 3.6
    • v confection make into a confection "This medicine is home-confected"
    • n confection the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components
    • n confection a food rich in sugar
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Confection A composition of different materials. "A new confection of mold."
    • Confection A composition of drugs.
    • Confection A preparation of fruits or roots, etc., with sugar; a sweetmeat. "Certain confections . . . are like to candied conserves, and are made of sugar and lemons."
    • Confection (Med) A soft solid made by incorporating a medicinal substance or substances with sugar, sirup, or honey.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n confection The art or act of confecting or compounding different substances into one preparation: as, the confection of sweetmeats.
    • n confection A composition or mixture, as of drugs, etc.; a preparation to be eaten or imbibed.
    • n confection Something prepared or preserved with sugar or syrup. A sweetmeat.
    • n confection In pharmacy, a preparation, in the form of a soft solid, in which one or more medicinal substances are incorporated with saccharine matter, with a view to their preservation or for more convenient administration.
    • n confection [F.] A ready-made garment, as a mantle, wrap, fichu, etc., for women's wear, often of several materials, and always more or less elaborate and elegant: as, Madame A—has returned with a choice assortment of confections.
    • confection To prepare for use with sugar or syrup; compound.
    • confection To make up (elaborate articles of female attire).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Confection composition, compound: a composition of drugs: a sweetmeat: the French word for a ready-made article of dress for women's wear
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. confectio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. conficĕre, confectum, to make up together—con, together, facĕre, to make.


In literature:

They are of a pale honey yellow and are called Gum-drops on account of the resemblance to that variety of confection.
"Cave Regions of the Ozarks and Black Hills" by Luella Agnes Owen
This was eaten without any drinking vpon it, and it was a Confection to prohibite all Feuers, and to driue away Melancholy wearines.
"Hypnerotomachia" by Francesco Colonna
The whole confection is now undergoing incalculable chemical reactions between its several parts.
"Anticipations" by Herbert George Wells
She was exceedingly fond of chocolates and other sweets, and was never without some confection in her possession.
"The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View" by Laura Lee Hope
Attendants brought in cocoa of many different flavors, confections, and tobacco.
"By Right of Conquest" by G. A. Henty
Then she made her way to a confection and fruit shop just opposite the scene of her last purchases.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
There is a possibility of using nuts in a new confection made of honey.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
The bacon-and-egg sandwich was served open-faced, an elaborate confection.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
The Assessor looked enraptured, as Eva arranged his confections on little plates.
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
What materials are used in the preparation of confections?
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder

In news:

Katy Perry has spawned another single, this time in the form of 'Wide Awake,' which was written expressly for her upcoming 3D film 'Katy Perry: Part of Me' and appears on the deluxe edition of 'Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection.
The newest single from 'Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection' is one of her most personal ones, written exclusively for her upcoming 3D film 'Katy Perry: Part of Me.
The cake is a signature confection at the mail-order/retail business owned by Caroline Ragsdale Reutter.
Hostess Brands going out of business but it's possible company's most iconic sugary confection.
Chocolate confection goes great with Christmas.
GC's fans, some of whom got their first taste of the confection made famous on TLC's reality-show television show "DC Cupcakes ," braved a steady drizzle and short bursts of heavy rain.
See the delicious confections that make up the Four Seasons' Chocolate Village.
The latest confection to tempt me is Dizzy 's Donuts' line-up of old-world and new-school flavors.
If you want confection perfection, we've got tips right here from the 'Ace.
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US Customs and Border Protection agents warned that each egg carries a $2,500 fine when they seized six of the contraband confections during a two-hour detention of two Seattle men returning from Vancouver in July.
Velvet Espresso Bar's tiny tea cakes join a parade of small-scale confections that satisfy with one bite or two.
Hostess, the maker of mass-produced sugary confections, was going out of business.
Traditional Turtle candy is my favorite confection.
Germany, for example, has a butter cake, a yeasted confection topped with ample amounts of butter and sugar, sometimes almonds.