Sugar vs Rubber - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between sugar and rubber

is that sugar is ray, beam (of light or radiation) while rubber is (uncountable) pliable material derived from the sap of the rubber tree; a hydrocarbon polymer of isoprene or rubber can be (sports) a series of an odd number of games or matches of which a majority must be won (thus precluding a tie), especially a match consisting of the best of a series of three games in bridge or whist.

As a verb rubber is

to eavesdrop on a telephone call.

sugar

English

Alternative forms

* (obsolete)

Noun

  • (uncountable) Sucrose in the form of small crystals, obtained from sugar cane or sugar beet and used to sweeten food and drink.
  • (countable) When used to sweeten a drink, an amount of this substance approximately equal to five grams or one teaspoon.
  • He usually has his coffee white with one sugar .
  • (countable, chemistry) Any of various small carbohydrates that are used by organisms to store energy.
  • (countable) A generic term for sucrose, glucose, fructose, etc.
  • (countable)
  • I'll be with you in a moment, sugar .
  • (countable, slang) A kiss.
  • Effeminacy in a male, often implying homosexuality.
  • I think John has a little bit of sugar in him.
  • (uncountable, informal) Diabetes.
  • (by extension) Anything resembling sugar in taste or appearance.
  • Sugar of lead (lead acetate) is a poisonous white crystalline substance with a sweet taste.
  • Compliment or flattery used to disguise or render acceptable something obnoxious; honeyed or soothing words.
  • Derived terms

    * * acid of sugar * acorn sugar * ambered sugar * amino sugar, aminosugar * anhydrosugar * anhydrous sugar * animal sugar * aphis-sugar * as sweet as sugar, sweet as sugar * baker's sugar * Barbados sugar * barley sugar, barley-sugar * bar sugar * bastard sugar * beechwood sugar * beetroot sugar * beet sugar, beet-sugar * berry sugar * besugar * birch sugar * black sugar * blanch sugar * blood sugar * brain sugar * blown sugar * boiled sugar * brown sugar * burnt sugar * candied sugar * candy sugar * cane sugar, cane-sugar * caramelised sugar, caramelized sugar * caramel sugar * caster sugar, castor sugar * CDP-sugar * centrifugal sugar * cinnamon sugar * clarified sugar * clayed sugar * coarse sugar * coffee sugar * colored sugar crystals * compound sugar * compressible sugar * confectioner's sugar, confectioners' sugar * corn sugar * corn sugar syrup * cracked sugar * crashed sugar * crude sugar * crushed sugar * crystalline sugar * crystallisable sugar, crystallizable sugar * crystallised sugar, crystallized sugar * crystal sugar * culinary sugar * cytidine diphosphosugar * date sugar, date-sugar * dehydrosugar * demerara sugar * deoxy sugar, desoxy sugar * desugar * diabetes sugar, diabetic sugar * double-refined sugar * double sugar * dTDP-sugar * English sugar * essence of sugar * feathered sugar * female sugar * fluid sugar * flying sugar * free sugar * form sugar * fruit sugar, fruit-sugar * gelatin sugar * granular sugar * granulated sugar * grape sugar, grape-sugar * green sugar * hard sugar * heart sugar * heavy sugar * hepatic sugar * high sugar * horse sugar * icing sugar * invert sugar * inverted sugar * kitchen sugar * lead-sugar * licorice sugar * liquid sugar * liver-sugar * loaf sugar, loaf-sugar * low sugar * lump of sugar * lump sugar * male sugar * malt sugar, malt-sugar * manna sugar * maple sugar, maple-sugar * milk sugar, milk-sugar * mill white sugar * modified Sheather's sugar flotation method * moist sugar * * mountain-ash sugar * muscovado sugar * muscle sugar * mushroom sugar * natural sugar * neither sugar nor salt * nest sugar, nest-sugar * nib sugar * nibbed sugar * nitrosugar * non-sugar, nonsugar * not made of sugar or salt * nucleoside-diphosphate sugar * oil sugar * palm sugar, palm-sugar * pearl sugar * pearled sugar * pectin sugar * perilla sugar * phosphosugar * pine sugar * polyisoprenyl phosphate sugar * potato sugar, potato-sugar * pounded sugar * powder sugar * powdered sugar * preserving sugar * pulled sugar * raw sugar * reducing sugar * refined sugar * refining sugar * refuse sugar * residual sugar * rimming sugar * RNA sugar * rock sugar * sanding sugar * sifted sugar * simple sugar * soft sugar * sorghum sugar * specific soluble sugar * spun sugar * stamped sugar * store sugar * strained sugar * starch sugar * strike of sugar * sugar-acarus * sugar acid * * sugar alcohol * sugar aldehyde * sugarallie, sugarally, sugarellie, sugarolly * sugar almond, sugar-almond * sugar and honey * * sugar-ant * sugar apple, sugar-apple * sugar aquatint * sugar-babe, sugar baby, sugar-baby * sugar-bag * sugar-bakehouse * sugar-baker * sugar-bakery * sugar band * sugar basin * sugar bean, sugar-bean * sugar beet * sugar berg * sugar berry, sugar-berry, sugarberry * sugar-birch * sugar bird, sugar-bird, sugarbird * sugar block * sugar boogers * sugar bowl * sugar-box * sugar-bread * sugar brother * sugar bush, sugar-bush, sugarbush * sugar-butter sauce * sugar buzz * sugar-cake * sugar camp, sugar-camp * sugar candian, sugar-candian * sugar-candied * sugar candy, sugar-candy * sugar cane, sugar-cane, sugarcane * sugar card * sugar-caster * sugar cataract * sugar chain * sugar charcoal * sugar-chest * * sugar-coat, sugarcoat * sugar-cone * sugar cookie * sugar core * sugar corn * * * sugar-creeper * * sugar-crusher * sugar crust * sugar cube, sugar-cube * sugar-cured * sugar daddy * sugar diabetes * sugar-disease * sugar-eater * sugar ester * sugar-free * sugar fungus * sugar-garden * sugargerry * sugar glass * sugar glider * sugar grass, sugar-grass * * sugar grove * sugar gum, sugar-gum * sugar hackberry * sugar high * * sugar honey ice tea * sugar-house, sugarhouse * sugar-icing liver * sugar indigestion * sugarish * sugar kelp * * * sugarleaf * sugarless * sugar-like * sugar-lime * sugar loaf, sugar-loaf, sugarloaf * sugar-louse * sugar lump, sugar-lump * sugarly * sugar mama, sugar mamma, sugar momma, sugar mummy * sugar-man * sugar maple, sugar-maple * sugar-meat * sugar melon, sugar-melon * sugar mill * sugar-millet * sugar mimic * sugar mite, sugar-mite * * sugar mouse * sugar nib * sugar nip * sugar nippers * sugar-non-specific nuclease * * sugar of acorns * sugar of Alisaunder * sugar of Babylon * sugar of Barbary * sugar of Candy * sugar of Cipre * sugar of flesh * sugar of iron * sugar of lead * sugar of Marrokes * sugar of milk * sugar of muscle * sugar of Saturn * sugar of steel * sugar on snow, sugar-on-snow * sugar orchard, sugar-orchard * sugar palm * sugar paper, sugar-paper * sugar pea * sugar-pear * sugar pease * sugar-pellet * sugar-penide * sugar-phosphatase * sugar-pie * sugar pill * sugar pine, sugar-pine * sugar plantation * sugar-plate * sugar plum, sugar-plum, sugarplum * sugar pucker * sugar puff * Sugar Puffs * sugar-pumpkin * sugar push * sugar quartz * sugar rag * sugar-reed * sugar-refiner * sugar refinery, sugar-refinery * sugar-refining * sugar residue * * sugar-roll * sugar royal * sugar-roset * sugar rush * sugar sack * sugar sand * sugar-sensitivity * sugar shack, sugar shanty * sugar shell * sugar sifter * * sugar snap, sugar snap pea * sugar snow * sugar-snuff * sugar soap * sugar-sop * sugar sorghum * sugar-spar * sugar-spirit * sugar spoon * sugar squirrel * sugar stick * sugar substitute * sugar sumac * sugar-sweet * sugar syrup * sugar-teat * sugar test * sugar thermometer * sugartime * sugar tit, sugar-tit * sugar tongs * sugar tree, sugar-tree * sugar trough * sugar tumor, sugar tumour * * sugar vase * sugar-vinegar * sugar-wash * sugar water, sugar-water * sugar-weather * sugar weed * sugar-wood * sugar-work * sugar-worm * sugar-wrack * sugary * superfine sugar * superior sugar * * syntactic sugar * table sugar * threshold sugar * triple sugar iron agar * true sugar * turbinado sugar * uncrystallisable sugar, uncrystallizable sugar * unrefined sugar * urine sugar * vanilla sugar * white sugar * wood sugar, wood-sugar * yellow sugar

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To add sugar to; to sweeten with sugar.
  • John heavily sugars his coffee.
  • To make (something unpleasant) seem less so.
  • She has a gift for sugaring what would otherwise be harsh words.
  • (US, regional) In making maple sugar, to complete the process of boiling down the syrup till it is thick enough to crystallize; to approach or reach the state of granulation; with the preposition off .
  • Synonyms

    * (add sugar to) sweeten * (make less unpleasant) sweeten, sugar-coat

    Derived terms

    * sugared * sugarer * sugaring * sugar off * sugar the pill

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • (informal, euphemistic) Used in place of shit !
  • Oh, sugar!

    See also

    * * agave syrup * aldose * alitame * allose * altrose * amylose * arabinose * aspartame * barley malt syrup * birch syrup * blanco directo * Brazzein * brown rice syrup * caramel * carbohydrate * cellulose * corn syrup * cyclamate * decose * dulcin * demerara * dextrose * erythritol * erythrose * erythrulose * Florida crystals * fructose * fruit syrup * fucose * furanose * galactose * glucose * glyco- * glycyrrhizin * golden syrup * goor, gur * gulose * heptose * hexose * high fructose corn syrup * holing cane * honey * idose * inulin * isomalt * jaggery * karupatti * ketose * lactilol * lactose * lugduname * lyxose * maltitol * maltose * mannitol * mannose * maple syrup * mizuame * molasses * monellin * muscovado * neohesperidin dihydrochalcone * neotame * nonose * octose * -ose * panela * panocha, panoche * pentose * polyol * psicose * pyranose * rhamnose * ribose * ribulose * rum * saccharide * saccharin * sedoheptulose * sorbitol * sorbose * stachyose * sucralose * sucrose * Steen's cane syrup * stevia * steviol glycoside * sweetener * sweet sorghum * syrup * tagatose * talose * tetrose * thaumatin * threose * treacle * trehalose * triose * turbinado * volemitol * xylitol * xylose * xylulose

    rubber

    English

    (wikipedia rubber)

    Etymology 1

    The substance was originally named for its ability to function as an eraser. The senses not having to do with rubbing or erasing are secondarily derived from the name of the substance.

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (uncountable) Pliable material derived from the sap of the rubber tree; a hydrocarbon polymer of isoprene.
  • (uncountable, countable) Synthetic materials with the same properties as natural rubber.
  • (countable, UK) An eraser.
  • * 2006 , Lisa Kervin, Research for Educators , page 148,
  • For example, they may use paddle pop sticks, hand span, pencils, rubbers , mathematics equipment (i.e. base 10 material) or anything else the teacher can find to measure the lengths of nominated objects.
  • * 2010 , Anna Jacobs, Beyond the Sunset , unnumbered page,
  • Drawing materials,'' he thought, ''I used to love drawing as a lad. I can afford some plain paper and pencils, surely? And a rubber''', too.'' He smiled at the memory of an elderly uncle, also fond of drawing, who?d always called ' rubbers ‘lead eaters’.
  • * 2011 , Patrick Lindsay, The Spirit of the Digger , Revised edition, unnumbered page,
  • Stan stole a diary and some pens, pencils, ink and rubbers during his early days as a POW working on the Singapore docks.
  • (countable, North America, slang) A condom.
  • Not covered by funds on account.
  • (countable) Someone or something which rubs.
  • * 1949 , LIFE (11 July 1949, page 21)
  • What perplexity plagues the chin-rubber in the foreground and what so discourages the man leaning on the lamp post? And to what doom is the large man at right moving? Photographer Cowherd has no answers.
  • (countable, baseball) The rectangular pad on the pitcher's mound from which the pitcher must pitch.
  • Jones toes the rubber and then fires to the plate.
  • (North America, in the plural) Water resistant shoe covers, galoshes, overshoes.
  • Johnny, don't forget your rubbers today.
  • (uncountable, slang) Tires, particularly racing tires.
  • Jones enters the pits to get new rubber .
    Synonyms
    * (condom) see .
    Derived terms
    * rubber band * rubber bullet * rubberize * rubber johnny * rubber jungle * rubber plant * rubber policeman * rubber room * rubber tree * rubbery

    Etymology 2

    Origin unknown.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (sports) A series of an odd number of games or matches of which a majority must be won (thus precluding a tie), especially a match consisting of the best of a series of three games in bridge or whist.
  • * 1907 May 25, in The Publishers' Weekly , number 1843, page 1608 [http://books.google.com/books?id=ZCADAAAAYAAJ&dq=%22her%20grand-aunt%22&pg=PA1608#v=onepage&q=%22her%20grand-aunt%22&f=false]:
  • an old lady's innocent rubber .
  • (sports) A game or match played to break a tie.
  • The game of rubber bridge.
  • "Still, I confess that I miss my rubber'. It is the first Saturday night for seven-and-twenty years that I have not had my ' rubber ." "I think you will find that you will play for a higher stake to-night than you have ever done yet, and that the play will be more exciting."
    See also
    * burn rubber * dead rubber

    Etymology 3

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To eavesdrop on a telephone call
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