According to the definition,

an alcohol is any organic compound in which the hydroxyl functional group (-OH) is bound to a saturated carbon atom.

Monosaccharides such as glucose contain several hydroxyl groups. Does that mean all carbohydrates are a subset of alcohols?

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    $\begingroup$ Yes, it does, why the doubt? $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Aug 29 '15 at 13:01

Whenever you see -OH is bound to a saturated carbon atom in organic chemistry it is Alcohol group.

So answer is YES. All carbohydrates are subset of alcohols.

Though in linear forms they also have aldehyde or ketone group.

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    $\begingroup$ Roughly speaking, nearly any sufficiently large bioorganic molecule is a member of all classes at once. $\endgroup$ – Ivan Neretin Sep 14 '15 at 15:06

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