Meaning of SUGAR in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ʃʊgə(r) ]

( sugars, sugaring, sugared)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


Sugar is a sweet substance that is used to make food and drinks sweet. It is usually in the form of small white or brown crystals.

...bags of sugar...

Ice cream is high in fat and sugar.


see also caster sugar , confectioners’ sugar , demerara sugar , granulated sugar , icing sugar


If someone has one sugar in their tea or coffee, they have one small spoon of sugar or one sugar lump in it.

How many sugars do you take?

...a mug of tea with two sugars.



If you sugar food or drink, you add sugar to it.

He sat down and sugared and stirred his coffee.

VERB : V n


Sugars are substances that occur naturally in food. When you eat them, the body converts them into energy.

Plants produce sugars and starch to provide themselves with energy.

N-COUNT : usu pl


to sugar the pill: see pill

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