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SWEET, adjective [Latin 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. Exodus 26:1.

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.

5. Fresh; not salt; as sweet water.

6. Not sour; as sweet fruits; sweet oranges.

7. Mild; soft; gentle.

Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades?

Job 38:31.

8. Mild; soft; kind; obliging; as sweet manners.

9. Grateful; pleasing.

SWEET interchange of hill and valley.

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

SWEET, noun Something pleasing or grateful to the mind; as the sweets of domestic life.

A little bitter mingled in our cup, leaves no relish of the sweet

1. A sweet substance; particularly, any vegetable juice which is added to wines to improve them.

2. A perfume.

3. A word of endearment.

4. Cane juice, melasses, or other sweet vegetable substance.