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 for sweet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sweet \Sweet\, v. t.
     To sweeten. [Obs.] --Udall.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sweet \Sweet\, adv.
     Sweetly. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sweet \Sweet\, n.
     1. That which is sweet to the taste; -- used chiefly in the
        plural. Specifically:
        (a) Confectionery, sweetmeats, preserves, etc.
        (b) Home-made wines, cordials, metheglin, etc.
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     2. That which is sweet or pleasant in odor; a perfume. "A
        wilderness of sweets." --Milton.
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     3. That which is pleasing or grateful to the mind; as, the
        sweets of domestic life.
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              A little bitter mingled in our cup leaves no relish
              of the sweet.                         --Locke.
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     4. One who is dear to another; a darling; -- a term of
        endearment. "Wherefore frowns my sweet?" --B. Jonson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sweet \Sweet\, a. [Compar. Sweeter; superl. Sweetest.] [OE.
     swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te,
     OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s["u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. saetr,
     soetr, Sw. s["o]t, Dan. s["o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for
     suadvis, Gr. ?, Skr. sv[=a]du sweet, svad, sv[=a]d, to
     sweeten. [root]175. Cf. Assuage, Suave, Suasion.]
     1. Having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar;
        saccharine; -- opposed to sour and bitter; as, a sweet
        beverage; sweet fruits; sweet oranges.
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     2. Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a
        sweet rose; sweet odor; sweet incense.
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              The breath of these flowers is sweet to me.
                                                    --Longfellow.
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     3. Pleasing to the ear; soft; melodious; harmonious; as, the
        sweet notes of a flute or an organ; sweet music; a sweet
        voice; a sweet singer.
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              To make his English sweet upon his tongue.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              A voice sweet, tremulous, but powerful. --Hawthorne.
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     4. Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair;
        as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion.
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              Sweet interchange
              Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains.
                                                    --Milton.
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     5. Fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water. --Bacon.
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     6. Not changed from a sound or wholesome state. Specifically:
        (a) Not sour; as, sweet milk or bread.
        (b) Not state; not putrescent or putrid; not rancid; as,
            sweet butter; sweet meat or fish.
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     7. Plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable;
        winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners.
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              Canst thou bind the sweet influence of Pleiades?
                                                    --Job xxxviii.
                                                    31.
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              Mildness and sweet reasonableness is the one
              established rule of Christian working. --M. Arnold.
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     Note: Sweet is often used in the formation of self-explaining
           compounds; as, sweet-blossomed, sweet-featured,
           sweet-smelling, sweet-tempered, sweet-toned, etc.
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     Sweet alyssum. (Bot.) See Alyssum.
  
     Sweet apple. (Bot.)
        (a) Any apple of sweet flavor.
        (b) See Sweet-sop.
  
     Sweet bay. (Bot.)
        (a) The laurel ({Laurus nobilis).
        (b) Swamp sassafras.
  
     Sweet calabash (Bot.), a plant of the genus Passiflora
        ({Passiflora maliformis) growing in the West Indies, and
        producing a roundish, edible fruit, the size of an apple.
        
  
     Sweet cicely. (Bot.)
        (a) Either of the North American plants of the
            umbelliferous genus Osmorrhiza having aromatic roots
            and seeds, and white flowers. --Gray.
        Myrrhis+({Myrrhis+odorata">(b) A plant of the genus Myrrhis ({Myrrhis odorata)
            growing in England.
  
     Sweet calamus, or Sweet cane. (Bot.) Same as Sweet
        flag, below.
  
     Sweet+Cistus+(Bot.),+an+evergreen+shrub+({Cistus+Ladanum">Sweet Cistus (Bot.), an evergreen shrub ({Cistus Ladanum)
        from which the gum ladanum is obtained.
  
     Sweet clover. (Bot.) See Melilot.
  
     Sweet coltsfoot (Bot.), a kind of butterbur ({Petasites
        sagittata) found in Western North America.
  
     Sweet corn (Bot.), a variety of the maize of a sweet taste.
        See the Note under Corn.
  
     Sweet fern (Bot.), a small North American shrub ({Comptonia
        asplenifolia syn. Myrica asplenifolia) having
        sweet-scented or aromatic leaves resembling fern leaves.
        
  
     Sweet+flag+(Bot.),+an+endogenous+plant+({Acorus+Calamus">Sweet flag (Bot.), an endogenous plant ({Acorus Calamus)
        having long flaglike leaves and a rootstock of a pungent
        aromatic taste. It is found in wet places in Europe and
        America. See Calamus, 2.
  
     Sweet+gale+(Bot.),+a+shrub+({Myrica+Gale">Sweet gale (Bot.), a shrub ({Myrica Gale) having bitter
        fragrant leaves; -- also called sweet willow, and Dutch
        myrtle. See 5th Gale.
  
     Sweet grass (Bot.), holy, or Seneca, grass.
  
     Sweet gum (Bot.), an American tree ({Liquidambar
        styraciflua). See Liquidambar.
  
     Sweet herbs, fragrant herbs cultivated for culinary
        purposes.
  
     Sweet John (Bot.), a variety of the sweet William.
  
     Sweet leaf (Bot.), horse sugar. See under Horse.
  
     Sweet marjoram. (Bot.) See Marjoram.
  
     Sweet marten (Zool.), the pine marten.
  
     Sweet maudlin (Bot.), a composite plant ({Achillea
        Ageratum) allied to milfoil.
  
     Sweet oil, olive oil.
  
     Sweet pea. (Bot.) See under Pea.
  
     Sweet potato. (Bot.) See under Potato.
  
     Sweet rush (Bot.), sweet flag.
  
     Sweet spirits of niter (Med. Chem.) See Spirit of nitrous
        ether, under Spirit.
  
     Sweet sultan (Bot.), an annual composite plant ({Centaurea
        moschata), also, the yellow-flowered ({Centaurea
        odorata); -- called also sultan flower.
  
     Sweet tooth, an especial fondness for sweet things or for
        sweetmeats. [Colloq.]
  
     Sweet William.
        (a) (Bot.) A species of pink ({Dianthus barbatus) of many
            varieties.
        (b) (Zool.) The willow warbler.
        (c) (Zool.) The European goldfinch; -- called also sweet
            Billy. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Sweet willow (Bot.), sweet gale.
  
     Sweet wine. See Dry wine, under Dry.
  
     To be sweet on, to have a particular fondness for, or
        special interest in, as a young man for a young woman.
        [Colloq.] --Thackeray.
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     Syn: Sugary; saccharine; dulcet; luscious.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sweet
      adv 1: in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes
             a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly'); "Susan
             Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly"; "how sweet
             the moonlight sleeps upon this bank"- Shakespeare;
             "talking sweet to each other" [syn: sweetly, sweet]
      adj 1: having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
             [ant: sour]
      2: having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; "an
         angelic smile"; "a cherubic face"; "looking so seraphic when
         he slept"; "a sweet disposition" [syn: angelic,
         angelical, cherubic, seraphic, sweet]
      3: pleasing to the ear; "the dulcet tones of the cello" [syn:
         dulcet, honeyed, mellifluous, mellisonant, sweet]
      4: pleasing to the senses; "the sweet song of the lark"; "the
         sweet face of a child"
      5: pleasing to the mind or feeling; "sweet revenge" [syn:
         gratifying, sweet]
      6: having a natural fragrance; "odoriferous spices"; "the
         odorous air of the orchard"; "the perfumed air of June";
         "scented flowers" [syn: odoriferous, odorous, perfumed,
         scented, sweet, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling]
      7: (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content; "sweet
         dessert wines" [ant: dry]
      8: not containing or composed of salt water; "fresh water" [syn:
         fresh, sweet] [ant: salty]
      9: not soured or preserved; "sweet milk" [syn: fresh, sweet,
         unfermented]
      10: with sweetening added [syn: sugared, sweetened, sweet,
          sweet-flavored]
      n 1: English phonetician; one of the founders of modern
           phonetics (1845-1912) [syn: Sweet, Henry Sweet]
      2: a dish served as the last course of a meal [syn: dessert,
         sweet, afters]
      3: a food rich in sugar [syn: sweet, confection]
      4: the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth [syn:
         sweet, sweetness, sugariness]
      5: the property of tasting as if it contains sugar [syn:
         sweetness, sweet]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  358 Moby Thesaurus words for "sweet":
     Jell-O, accommodating, achingly sweet, admirable, adorable,
     affable, aftertaste, agreeable, agreeable-sounding, ambrosial,
     amiable, amicable, angel, angelic, appealing, ariose, arioso,
     aromatic, attentive, attractive, babe, baby, baby-doll, balanced,
     balmy, beautiful, bell-like, beloved, bitter, bittersweet,
     blancmange, bleached, blissful, bonhomous, bright, buttercup,
     candied, candy, canorous, cantabile, caressable, catchy, charming,
     cheerful, cherub, chick, chickabiddy, chocolate, clean, cleanly,
     cloying, cloyingness, comfit, compassionate, compatible,
     complaisant, compote, concinnate, concinnous, confection,
     confectionery, confiture, congenial, conserve, considerate,
     cordial, creamy, cuddlesome, cute, dainty, darling, dear, deary,
     delectable, delicate, delicious, delightful, desirable, dessert,
     devoted to, dirt-free, doll, duck, duckling, dulcet, dulcitude,
     easy, easy-natured, easygoing, eggshell, en rapport, enamored of,
     engaging, enjoyable, essenced, euphonic, euphonical, euphonious,
     euphonous, fair, fair and pleasant, fastidious, felicific,
     felicitous, fine, fine-toned, flat, flavor, flowery, flowing,
     fluent, fond of, fragrant, fresh, friendly, frosting, fruity,
     gelatin, generous, genial, gentle, glaze, gloss, golden,
     golden-tongued, golden-voiced, gone on, good, good-humored,
     good-natured, good-tempered, goodly, gracious, grateful,
     gratifying, great, gushing, gushy, gust, harmonious, heart-warming,
     heavenly, hon, honey, honey bunch, honey child, honeyed,
     honeysweet, icing, icky, immaculate, incense-breathing,
     infatuated with, iridescent, jam, jelly, keen on, kind, kissable,
     kosher, lamb, lambkin, light, likable, lovable, love, lovely,
     lover, lovesome, luscious, lyric, marmalade, maudlin, mawkishness,
     measured, melic, melliferous, mellifluent, mellifluous,
     mellisonant, mellow, melodic, melodious, meringue, mild,
     mother-of-pearl, mousse, music-flowing, music-like, musical, musky,
     nacreous, nectareous, nectarous, nice, nonpolluted, nuts about,
     odorate, odoriferous, odorous, of cleanly habits, opalescent,
     ordered, orderly, oversweetness, palate, pale, pastel, patinaed,
     pearly, perfumed, perfumy, pet, petkins, pleasant,
     pleasant-sounding, pleasing, pleasurable, pleasure-giving,
     pleasureful, precious, precious heart, preserve, pretty, prized,
     pudding, pure, quiet, redolent, relish, rewarding, rich,
     ritually pure, sacchariferous, saccharine, saccharinity, sad, salt,
     sapidity, sapor, satisfying, savor, savoriness, savory, scented,
     semigloss, sentimental, seraphic, shiny, sickening,
     sickly-sweetness, silver-toned, silver-tongued, silver-voiced,
     silvery, simple, singable, sloppy, smack, smooth, smooth-sounding,
     smut-free, smutless, snookums, sober, soft, soft-colored,
     soft-hued, softened, solicitous, somber, songful, songlike,
     sonorous, soppy, sour, sour-sweet, spicy, splendid, spotless,
     stainless, sticky, stomach, stuck on, subdued, subtle, sugar,
     sugarcoated, sugared, sugariness, sugarsweet, sugary,
     sweet and pungent, sweet and sour, sweet as sugar, sweet on,
     sweet stuff, sweet-flowing, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling,
     sweet-sounding, sweet-tempered, sweetened, sweetheart, sweetie,
     sweetish, sweetishness, sweetkins, sweetmeat, sweetness, sweets,
     symmetrical, sympathetic, syrupiness, syrupy, tahar, taken with,
     tang, taste, tender, thoughtful, thuriferous, tongue, tooth,
     treasured, tripping, tubbed, tunable, tuneful, turtledove,
     tutti-frutti, unadulterated, unassuming, unbesmirched, unblemished,
     unblotted, undefiled, unmuddied, unpolluted, unsmirched, unsmudged,
     unsoiled, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untainted, untarnished,
     warm, welcome, well-natured, well-scrubbed, well-washed,
     whipped cream, white, whitened, winning, winsome, wonderful
  
  

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