Definition for SWEET

SWEET, a. [Sax. swete; D. zoet; G. süss; Sw. söt; Dan. söd; Sans. swad. Qu. L. suavis.]

  1. Agreeable or grateful to the taste; as, sugar or honey is sweet.
  2. Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; as, a sweet rose; sweet, odor; sweet incense. – Exod. xxxi.
  3. Pleasing to the ear; soft; melodious; harmonious; as, the sweet notes of a flute or an organ; sweet music; a sweet voice.
  4. Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion; a sweet form. – Shak.
  5. Fresh; not salt; as, sweet water. – Bacon.
  6. Not sour; as, sweet fruits; sweet oranges.
  7. Mild; soft; gentle. Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades? – Job xxxviii.
  8. Mild; soft; kind; obliging; as, sweet manners.
  9. Grateful; pleasing. Sweet interchange of hill and valley. – Milton.
  10. Making soft or excellent music; as, a sweet singer.
  11. Not stale; as, sweet butter. The bread is sweet.
  12. Not turned; not sour; as, sweet milk.
  13. Not putrescent or putrid; as, the meat is sweet.

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