Definitions for: Candy

[n] a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
[v] coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze

Webster (1913) Definition: Can"dy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Candied; p. pr & vb. n.
Candying.] [F. candir (cf. It. candire, Sp. az['u]car cande
or candi), fr. Ar. & Pers. qand, fr. Skr. Kha[.n][.d]da
piece, sugar in pieces or lumps, fr. kha[.n][.d], kha[.d] to
1. To conserve or boil in sugar; as, to candy fruits; to
candy ginger.

2. To make sugar crystals of or in; to form into a mass
resembling candy; as, to candy sirup.

3. To incrust with sugar or with candy, or with that which
resembles sugar or candy.

Those frosts that winter brings Which candy every
green. --Drayson.

Can"dy, v. i.
1. To have sugar crystals form in or on; as, fruits preserved
in sugar candy after a time.

2. To be formed into candy; to solidify in a candylike form
or mass.

Can"dy n. [F. candi. See Candy, v. t.]
A more or less solid article of confectionery made by boiling
sugar or molasses to the desired consistency, and than
crystallizing, molding, or working in the required shape. It
is often flavored or colored, and sometimes contains fruit,
nuts, etc.

Candy, n. [Mahratta kha[.n][.d][=i], Tamil ka[.n][.d]i.]
A weight, at Madras 500 pounds, at Bombay 560 pounds.

Synonyms: glaze, sugarcoat

See Also: all-day sucker, bonbon, brandyball, brittle, butterscotch, candy bar, candy cane, candy corn, candyfloss, caramel, carob bar, chocolate truffle, confection, confectionery, cotton candy, dragee, dulcify, dulcorate, Easter egg, edulcorate, fondant, fudge, gumdrop, hard candy, honey crisp, horehound, jelly bean, jelly egg, kiss, licorice, Life Saver, liquorice, lollipop, lozenge, marchpane, marshmallow, marzipan, mint, mint candy, nougat, nougat bar, nut bar, patty, peanut bar, popcorn ball, praline, rock, rock candy, Scotch kiss, spun sugar, sucker, sugar candy, sugarplum, sweet, sweeten, taffy, toffee, toffy, truffle, Turkish Delight

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