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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun sugar:


The word sugar is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun sugar

What does sugar mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sugars

  1. a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative
  2. an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
  3. informal terms for money

Alternative definition of the noun sugar


  1. [uncountable] Sucrose in the form of small crystals, obtained from sugar cane or sugar beet and used to sweeten food and drink.
  2. [countable] When used to sweeten drink, an amount of such crystalline sucrose approximately equal to five grams or one teaspoon.
  3. [countable, chemistry] Any of various small carbohydrates that are used by organisms to store energy.
  4. [countable] A generic term for sucrose, glucose, fructose, etc.
  5. [countable] A term of endearment.
  6. [countable, slang] A kiss.
  7. [chiefly southern US, slang, uncountable] Effeminacy in a male, often implying homosexuality.
  8. [uncountable, informal] Diabetes.

Definition of the verb sugar

What does sugar mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: sugared | sugaring | sugars

  1. sweeten with sugar

Alternative definition of the verb sugar


  1. [transitive] To add sugar to; to sweeten with sugar.
  2. [transitive] To make (something unpleasant) seem less so.

Other definitions of sugar

What does sugar also mean?


  1. [informal, euphemistic] Used in place of 'shit'!


  1. Sugar is the generalized name for sweet, short-chain, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food. They are carbohydrates, composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. There are various types of sugar derived from different sources. Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose, fructose and galactose. The table or granulated sugar most customarily used as food is sucrose, a disaccharide. Other disaccharides include maltose and lactose. Longer chains of sugars are called oligosaccharides. Chemically-different substances may also have a sweet taste, but are not classified as sugars. Some are used as lower-calorie food substitutes for sugar described as artificial sweeteners.
  2. sugar a.k.a. Table sugar: Sucrose, commonly named table sugar or sugar, is cane and beet sugar. Saccharose is an obsolete name for sugars in general, especially sucrose. The molecule is a disaccharide combination of the monosaccharides glucose and fructose with the formula C₁₂H₂₂O₁₁.


  1. "Sugar" is a musical with a book by Peter Stone, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill. It is based on the film Some Like It Hot, which was adapted by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond from a story by Robert Thoeren and Michael Logan. It premiered on Broadway in 1972 and was staged in the West End twenty years later.
    • also known as Sugar the Musical, Sugar - il Musical, Sugar il Musical - A qualcuno piace caldo
  2. "Sugar" is a book by Elizabeth Abbott.
    • also known as "Sugar: a bittersweet history"


  1. "Sugar" is a 2008 sports drama film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. It follows the story of Miguel Santos, a. k. a. Sugar, a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro de Macorís, struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty. Playing professionally at a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, Miguel finally gets his break at age 19 when he advances to the United States' minor league system; but when his play on the mound falters, he begins to question the single-mindedness of his life's ambition.
  2. "Sugar" is a Canadian romantic drama film, released in 2004. The film was directed by John Palmer, and written by Palmer, Todd Klinck and Jaie Laplante based on short stories by Bruce LaBruce.
  3. "Sugar" is a 2011 drama film directed by Rotimi Rainwater and written by Rotimi Rainwater and Tony Aloupis.
  4. "Sugar" is a 2010 short comedy film written by Jeroen Annokkee and Dennis van de Ven, directed by Jeroen Annokkée.
  5. "Sugar" is a 2005 horror film directed by Patrick Jolley and Reynold Reynolds.


  1. "Sugar" is a song by Armenian American rock band System of a Down. It was released as a single and EP in May 1999 and was taken from their album System of a Down.
  2. "Sugar" is a song by American rapper Flo Rida, featuring American pop/dance singer Wynter Gordon. The song's chorus samples the song "Blue" by Italian electronic music group Eiffel 65. The song was written by Flo Rida, The Jackie Boyz, Jeffrey Jey, Maurizio Lobina, and Massimo Gabutti, and was produced by DJ Montay for Flo Rida's second album, R.O.O.T.S.. The song was released as the album's third official single in March 2009 as a digital download.
  3. "Sugar", also known as "That Sugar Baby o' Mine", is a popular song by Maceo Pinkard, his wife Edna Alexander and Sidney D. Mitchell.
  4. "Sugar" is an album by jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, his first recorded for the CTI Records label following his long association with Blue Note, featuring performances by Turrentine with Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Ron Carter, and Billy Kaye with Lonnie Liston Smith added on the title track and Butch Cornell and Richard "Pablo" Landrum on the other two tracks on the original release. The CD rerelease added a live version of the title track recorded at the Hollywood Palladium in 1971.
  5. "Sugar" is a composition.
  6. "Sugar": “Sugar” is a song by Tori Amos, originally recorded as a B-side of the single “China,” released in support of her album Little Earthquakes.
    • also known as Sugar (live)
    • music and lyrics by Tori Amos
  7. "Sugar" is Tonic's second studio album, released in 1999. Released on November 9, 1999 and self-produced by the band itself, the album's title shared the same name as the fifth track on the recording. The creative and collaborative process spanned several geographic locations including Austin, Texas, and a 15,000-square-foot mansion in New Orleans, Louisiana, where actual recording for the album was performed. "Knock Down Walls" and "You Wanted More" were charting singles released off the record, with the latter having first appeared on the soundtrack to the movie American Pie. With Shepard no longer part of the band, Peter Maloney played drums on the album, although Joey Waronker filled in for the single "You Wanted More". Music videos for the songs "You Wanted More" and "Mean to Me" were created as part of the album's promotion. Tonic appeared on the television shows Late Night with Conan O'Brien and "The Martin Short Show" in late 1999 as part of additional promotion. Sugar spent eight total weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, reaching a peak of #81 in its first week of release.
  8. "Sugar" is a musical album of Claw Boys Claw.
    • released in (23 years ago)
  9. "Sugar" is the eleventh studio album by Japanese band Tokio. It was released on February 20, 2008. The album peaked at sixth place on the Oricon weekly charts and charted for six weeks.
  10. "Sugar" is the first single from the album Witching Hour by electronic music band Ladytron. This song featured on the video game Need for Speed: Carbon and Need for Speed Carbon Own the City. It charted at number 45 in the United Kingdom.
  11. "Sugar" is a song by the alternative rock band My Bloody Valentine. It was released as a non-album split single with Pacific, whose song "December, with the Day" is featured as the single's b-side. "Sugar"/"December, with the Day" was released in February 1989 on Creation Records and issued free with issue 67 of the British music magazine The Catalogue.
  12. "Sugar" is the fifth and final single from American DJ Armand Van Helden's sixth album Nympho.
  13. "Sugar" is the second full-length album from Athens, Georgia based band, Dead Confederate. It was recorded in Hoboken, NJ with producer John Agnello in early 2010.
  14. "Sugar" is the third full-length album by Aloha, released in 2002.
    • genre: Indie rock
    • released on (13 years ago)
  15. "Sugar" is a 1999 album by System of a Down.
  16. "Sugar" is a musical single of Ladytron.
    • released on (10 years ago)


Sugar is an Italian record label based in Milan.


  1. Sugar a.k.a. Ray Allen: Walter Ray Allen, Jr.
  2. Sugar a.k.a. Rashad Evans: Rashad Anton Evans is an American mixed martial artist from Niagara Falls, New York, signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Evans was the Heavyweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter 2. Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. As of November 5, 2014, he is #4 in official UFC light heavyweight rankings and ranked the #3 light heavyweight in the world by Sherdog.
  3. Sugar a.k.a. Monique is an African-American pornographic actress. She has performed in over 300 movies, and she has directed the Monique's Sexaholics series. In 2002, Monique appeared in Snoop Dogg's Hustlaz: Diary of a Pimp, which was the 2004 AVN Award winner for "Top Selling Release of the Year".
  4. Sugar a.k.a. Satomi Satō is a Japanese voice actress from Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, affiliated with Aoni Production's Junior Talent. She is a graduate of Tokyo Announce Gakuin Performing Arts College. She is also known as Sugar, as "satō" means "sugar" in Japanese. She is best known for her role as Ritsu Tainaka in the K-On! anime series and Wendy Marvell in the Fairy Tail anime series.
  5. Sugar a.k.a. Iris Adrian was an American actress and dancer.
  6. Sugar a.k.a. Stephanie Beard: Stephanie "Sugar" Lyn Beard is a Canadian television actress, voice actress and television and radio personality. Her radio host persona uses the name "Suga BayBee", and as co-host of The Zone, she was called "Sugar". For many of her Hollywood roles, she also uses the stage name "Sugar Lyn Beard".
  7. Sugar a.k.a. Jessica Kiper: Jessica Michele Kiper is an American actress and singer. Kiper was also a runner-up contestant on Survivor: Gabon, where she placed third. She was more commonly known to the viewing audience during her run on Survivor as Sugar. She returned to Survivor to compete on the show's 20th season: Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains as part of the Heroes tribe, and was the first to be eliminated. She later appeared on season five of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew to address her struggles with addiction.
  8. Sugar a.k.a. Sugar Mercado is a Filipina dancer and actress. She was one of the hosts of the popular GMA Network noontime variety show Eat Bulaga. She was dropped by the show in 2007.

There are other people with Sugar in their name, like Hot Sugar, jim sugar, leo sugar, max sugar, sugar lee, Sugar Ray, Ted Sugar, adam sugar, Alan Sugar, Bert Sugar and many others.


  1. Sugar was a South Korean girl group. Their 2003 singles Take It Shake It and Real Identity were the opening and ending theme songs respectively for Season 1 of the highly popular anime Kaleido Star. However, they had mediocre success in the South Korean market. Their last album has seen them go through an image and style change, as members have been changed. The album had less cute pop material and instead focused on rock songs and midtempo ballads. However, their albums did not have high sales. Since then, Soo Jin has left the group, and Hwang Jung Eum has gone on to have a solo career. On December 20, 2006, KBS World Radio announced that the group had officially disbanded. All members have since branched into acting and musical efforts.
    • also known as 슈가 (Sugar), 슈가
    • members:
      • Park Soo Jin (Vocals) between and (4 years)
      • Iconiq (Vocals) between and (4 years)
      • Lee Harin (Vocals) between and (2 years)
      • Hye Seung (Vocals) between and (4 years)
      • Hwang Jung-eum (Vocals) between and (2 years)
    • genres: K-pop, J-pop
    • albums: "Tell Me Why", "Shine", "Double Rainbow", "GO THE DISTANCE", "All my loving / サクラ列車", "風と花束/Present/Heart & Soul", "Secret", "Heartful", "ひまわり/LOVEACCELE", "Sweet Lips", "COLORS 4 WISHES"
    • nomination:
      • nominated to Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Female Group
      • Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Female Group
    • official website:
  2. Sugar was an American alternative rock band of the early 1990s. Formed in 1992, they were led by the singer and guitarist Bob Mould, alongside bassist David Barbe and drummer Malcolm Travis.
  3. Sugar is a musical group.
    • albums: "Ridicule/Dry flower", "Mental sketch modified", "Berry", "Sweetest"
    • official website:
  4. Sugar is a musical group.
    • members:
    • albums: "ウエディング・ベル", "ウエディング・ベルⅡ", "Sugar Dream"

There are other groups with Sugar in their name, like Big Sugar, Eat Sugar, Pure Sugar, Sugar Babe, Sugar Free, Sugar High, Sugar Loaf, Sugar-Free, sugar-loaf, Wild Sugar, Black Sugar, Blood sugar, brown sugar, Burnt Sugar, Sugar Bayou, Sugar Beats, Sugar Creek, Sugar Danks, Sugar Jones and sugar money.


Sugar is a fictional character from the 1995 film Batman Forever.

There are other characters with Sugar in their name, like Sugar Ray, Sugar Bear, Sugar Cube, Sugar Girl, Sugar Kane, sugar bones, Sugar Jackson, Sugar Valentine, Sugar Ray Leonard and Sugar Kane Kowalczyk.


  1. Sugar is a free and open source desktop environment designed with the goal of being used by children for interactive learning. Developed as part of the One Laptop per Child project, it is the default interface on OLPC XO-1 family of laptop computers, but also runs on most computers' hardware. It is available as a Live CD, as Live USB, a package installable through several Linux distributions, or on Windows and Mac OS through virtualization.
    • genre: Desktop environment
    • license: GNU General Public License
    • official website:
  2. Sugar is a TV cooking show shown on Food Network Canada hosted by Canadian pastry chef Anna Olson. The official show description reads "Anna Olson satisfies sweet cravings with great dessert recipes and guides viewers from making to plating with presentation ideas to dress up any dessert.
  3. Sugar is a 1972-1973 theater production of the play by Peter Stone.
    • some of the awards:
        • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance nomination for Robert Morse
        • Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actor nomination for Robert Morse
        • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance, received by Robert Morse
        • Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, received by Robert Morse

Phrases with Sugar

Phrases starting with the word Sugar:

  1. sugar gum
  2. sugar off
  3. sugar pea
  4. sugar beet
  5. sugar bowl
  6. Sugar Bush
  7. sugar cane
  8. sugar corn
  9. Sugar Cube
  10. Sugar High

Phrases ending with the word Sugar:

  1. beet sugar
  2. cane sugar
  3. corn sugar
  4. loaf sugar
  5. lump sugar
  6. malt sugar
  7. milk sugar
  8. palm sugar
  9. Rock Sugar
  10. spun sugar

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sugar

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Google previewFarmers' Bulletin (1906)

Sugar is a staple article of food, just as is bread or meat, but few people realize that, unlike meat and bread, it has been a staple food for but a few generations. Only, indeed, in the last half century has it been produced in such quantities and at ...

Google previewFor Home and Country (2010)

World War I Propaganda on the Home Front by Celia M. Kingsbury

A stunning poster, “Sugar Means Ships” (fig. 6), portrays the careless fig. 6. “ Sugar Means Ships,” poster by Ernest Fuhr. woman—the 46 | Food Will Win the War.

Google previewThe No S Diet (2008)

The Strikingly Simple Weight-Loss Strategy That Has DietersRaving--and Dropping Pounds by Reinhard Engels, Ben Kallen

Sugar is a carb, too, after all. But unlike other...

Google previewIn the Sweet Kitchen (2001)

The Definitive Baker's Companion by Regan Daley

Vanilla sugar is a lovely, fragrant product, ...

Google previewThe Earthbound Cook (2012)

250 Recipes for Delicious Food and a Healthy Planet by Myra Goodman

Sugar is a mainstay in the kitchen, and nowhere is it more elemental than in baking.

Google previewPhytochemical Dictionary (1998)

A Handbook of Bioactive Compounds from Plants, Second Edition by Herbert Baxter, J.B. Harborne, Gerald P. Moss

is readily reduced to an alcohol; reduction at the anomeric carbon atom, however, alters the possibilities for isomerism, and the same sugar alcohol may be formed from ...

Google previewDictionary of Proverbs of the Sinhalese Including Also Their Adages, Aphorisms, Apologues, Apothegms, Bywords, Dictums, Maxims, Mottoes, Precepts, Saws, and Sayings, Together with the Connected Myths, Legends, and Folk-tales (2005)

by John M. Senaveratna

SUGAR Like the way Andar6 ate sugar. 3*8 onSo ©©358.

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Sugar in Baby Sign Language, ASL

Your baby can easily learn from you to sign Sugar. Learn how to teach your baby to sign Sugar {on the go} with ASL {without flashcards}. Post a video of your ...

Quotes about Sugar

If you have acid in food, you need to sugar it. At a high temperature, the acids are changed to sugar. (Paul Prudhomme)
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Scrabble value of S1U1G2A1R1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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