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  • -s Dictionary S - The suffix used to form the plural of most words; as in roads, elfs, sides, accounts.
  • 's Dictionary S - A contraction for is or (colloquially) for has.
  • Saadh Dictionary S - noun See Sadh.
  • Saan Dictionary S - noun plural Same as Bushmen.
  • Sabadilla Dictionary S - noun A Mexican liliaceous plant (Schoenocaulon officinale); also, its seeds, which contain the alkaloid veratrine. It was formerly used in medicine as an emetic and purgative.
  • Sabaean Dictionary S - adjective & noun Same as Sabian.
  • Sabaeanism Dictionary S - noun Same as Sabianism.
  • Sabaeism Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sabaism.
  • Sabaism Dictionary S - noun See Sabianism.
  • Sabal Dictionary S - noun A genus of palm trees including the palmetto of the Southern United States.
  • Sabaoth Dictionary S - noun plural Armies; hosts.
  • Sabbat Dictionary S - noun In mediaeval demonology, the nocturnal assembly in which demons and sorcerers were thought to celebrate their orgies.
  • Sabbatarian Dictionary S - noun One who regards and keeps the seventh day of the week as holy, agreeably to the letter of the fourth commandment in the Decalogue.
  • Sabbatarianism Dictionary S - noun The tenets of Sabbatarians.
  • Sabbath Dictionary S - noun A season or day of rest; one day in seven appointed for rest or worship, the observance of which was enjoined upon the Jews in the Decalogue, and has been continued by the Christian church with a transference of the day observed from the last to the first day of the week, which is called also Lord's Day.
  • Sabbathless Dictionary S - adjective Without Sabbath, or intermission of labor; hence, without respite or rest.
  • Sabbatic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sabbatical.
  • Sabbatical Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the Sabbath; resembling the Sabbath; enjoying or bringing an intermission of labor.
  • Sabbatism Dictionary S - noun Intermission of labor, as upon the Sabbath; rest.
  • Sabbaton Dictionary S - noun A round-toed, armed covering for the feet, worn during a part of the sixteenth century in both military and civil dress.
  • Sabean Dictionary S - adjective & noun Same as Sabian.
  • Sabeism Dictionary S - noun Same as Sabianism.
  • Sabella Dictionary S - noun A genus of tubicolous annelids having a circle of plumose gills around the head.
  • Sabellian Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to the doctrines or tenets of Sabellius. See Sabellian, n.
  • Sabellianism Dictionary S - noun The doctrines or tenets of Sabellius. See Sabellian, n.
  • Sabelloid Dictionary S - adjective Like, or related to, the genus Sabella.
  • Saber Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sabre.
  • Sabre Dictionary S - noun A sword with a broad and heavy blade, thick at the back, and usually more or less curved like a scimiter; a cavalry sword.
  • Sabered Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sabre.
  • Sabred Dictionary S - of Sabre.
  • Sabering Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sabre.
  • Sabring Dictionary S - of Sabre.
  • Saberbill Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sabrebill.
  • Sabrebill Dictionary S - noun The curlew.
  • Sabian Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Saba in Arabia, celebrated for producing aromatic plants.
  • Sabianism Dictionary S - noun The doctrine of the Sabians; the Sabian religion; that species of idolatry which consists in worshiping the sun, moon, and stars; heliolatry.
  • Sabicu Dictionary S - noun The very hard wood of a leguminous West Indian tree (Lysiloma Sabicu), valued for shipbuilding.
  • Sabine Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the ancient Sabines, a people of Italy.
  • Sable Dictionary S - noun A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela zibellina) native of the northern latitudes of Europe, Asia, and America, - noted for its fine, soft, and valuable fur.
  • Sabled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sable.
  • Sabling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sable.
  • Sabot Dictionary S - noun A kind of wooden shoe worn by the peasantry in France, Belgium, Sweden, and some other European countries.
  • Sabotiere Dictionary S - noun A kind of freezer for ices.
  • Sabretasche Dictionary S - noun A leather case or pocket worn by cavalry at the left side, suspended from the sword belt.
  • Sabrina work Dictionary S - A variety of applique work for quilts, table covers, etc.
  • Sabulose Dictionary S - adjective Growing in sandy places.
  • Sabulosity Dictionary S - noun The quality of being sabulous; sandiness; grittiness.
  • Sabulous Dictionary S - adjective Sandy; gritty.
  • Sac Dictionary S - noun See Sacs.
  • Sacalait Dictionary S - noun A kind of fresh-water bass; the crappie.
  • Sacar Dictionary S - noun See Saker.
  • Saccade Dictionary S - noun A sudden, violent check of a horse by drawing or twitching the reins on a sudden and with one pull.
  • Saccate Dictionary S - adjective Having the form of a sack or pouch; furnished with a sack or pouch, as a petal.
  • Saccharate Dictionary S - noun A salt of saccharic acid.
  • Saccharic Dictionary S - adjective Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, saccharine substances; specifically, designating an acid obtained, as a white amorphous gummy mass, by the oxidation of mannite, glucose, sucrose, etc.
  • Sacchariferous Dictionary S - adjective Producing sugar; as, sacchariferous canes.
  • Saccharified Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Saccharify.
  • Saccharifying Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Saccharify.
  • Saccharify Dictionary S - verb transitive To convert into, or to impregnate with, sugar.
  • Saccharilla Dictionary S - noun A kind of muslin.
  • Saccharimeter Dictionary S - noun An instrument for ascertaining the quantity of saccharine matter in any solution, as the juice of a plant, or brewers' and distillers' worts.
  • Saccharimetrical Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to saccharimetry; obtained by saccharimetry.
  • Saccharimetry Dictionary S - noun The act, process or method of determining the amount and kind of sugar present in sirup, molasses, and the like, especially by the employment of polarizing apparatus.
  • Saccharin Dictionary S - noun A bitter white crystalline substance obtained from the saccharinates and regarded as the lactone of saccharinic acid; - so called because formerly supposed to be isomeric with cane sugar (saccharose).
  • Saccharinate Dictionary S - noun A salt of saccharinic acid.
  • Saccharine Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to sugar; having the qualities of sugar; producing sugar; sweet; as, a saccharine taste; saccharine matter.
  • Saccharinic Dictionary S - adjective Of, pertaining to, or derived from, saccharin; specifically, designating a complex acid not known in the free state but well known in its salts, which are obtained by boiling dextrose and levulose (invert sugar) with milk of lime.
  • Saccharized Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Saccharize.
  • Saccharizing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Saccharize.
  • Saccharize Dictionary S - verb transitive To convert into, or to impregnate with, sugar.
  • Saccharoid Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Saccharoidal.
  • Saccharoidal Dictionary S - adjective Resembling sugar, as in taste, appearance, consistency, or composition; as, saccharoidal limestone.
  • Saccharometer Dictionary S - noun A saccharimeter.
  • Saccharomyces Dictionary S - noun A genus of budding fungi, the various species of which have the power, to a greater or less extent, or splitting up sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid. They are the active agents in producing fermentation of wine, beer, etc. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is the yeast of sedimentary beer. Also called Torula.
  • Saccharomycetes Dictionary S - noun plural A family of fungi consisting of the one genus Saccharomyces.
  • Saccharonate Dictionary S - noun A salt of saccharonic acid.
  • Saccharone Dictionary S - noun A white crystalline substance, C6H8O6, obtained by the oxidation of saccharin, and regarded as the lactone of saccharonic acid.
  • Saccharonic Dictionary S - adjective Of, pertaining to, or derived from, saccharone; specifically, designating an unstable acid which is obtained from saccharone (a) by hydration, and forms a well-known series of salts.
  • Saccharose Dictionary S - noun Cane sugar; sucrose; also, in general, any one of the group of which saccharose, or sucrose proper, is the type. See Sucrose.
  • Saccharous Dictionary S - adjective Saccharine.
  • Saccharum Dictionary S - noun A genus of tall tropical grasses including the sugar cane.
  • Saccholactate Dictionary S - noun A salt of saccholactic acid; - formerly called also saccholate.
  • Saccholactic Dictionary S - adjective Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid now called mucic acid; saccholic.
  • Saccholic Dictionary S - adjective Saccholactic.
  • Sacchulmate Dictionary S - noun A salt of sacchulmic acid.
  • Sacchulmic Dictionary S - adjective Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained as a dark amorphous substance by the long-continued boiling of sucrose with very dilute sulphuric acid. It resembles humic acid.
  • Sacchulmin Dictionary S - noun An amorphous huminlike substance resembling sacchulmic acid, and produced together with it.
  • Sacciferous Dictionary S - adjective Bearing a sac.
  • Sacciform Dictionary S - adjective Having the general form of a sac.
  • Saccoglossa Dictionary S - noun plural Same as Pellibranchiata.
  • Saccular Dictionary S - adjective Like a sac; sacciform.
  • Sacculated Dictionary S - adjective Furnished with little sacs.
  • Saccule Dictionary S - noun A little sac; specifically, the sacculus of the ear.
  • Sacculo-cochlear Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to the sacculus and cochlea of the ear.
  • Sacculo-utricular Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to the sacculus and utriculus of the ear.
  • Sacculi Dictionary S - pleural of Sacculus.
  • Sacculus Dictionary S - noun A little sac; esp., a part of the membranous labyrinth of the ear.
  • Sacci Dictionary S - pleural of Saccus.
  • Saccus Dictionary S - noun A sac.
  • Sacella Dictionary S - pleural of Sacellum.
  • Sacellum Dictionary S - noun An unroofed space consecrated to a divinity.
  • Sacerdotal Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to priests, or to the order of priests; relating to the priesthood; priesty; as, sacerdotal dignity; sacerdotal functions.
  • Sacerdotalism Dictionary S - m. The system, style, spirit, or character, of a priesthood, or sacerdotal order; devotion to the interests of the sacerdotal order.
  • Sacerdotally Dictionary S - adverb In a sacerdotal manner.
  • Sachel Dictionary S - noun A small bag.
  • Sachem Dictionary S - noun A chief of a tribe of the American Indians; a sagamore.
  • Sachemdom Dictionary S - noun The government or jurisdiction of a sachem.
  • Sachemship Dictionary S - noun Office or condition of a sachem.
  • Sachet Dictionary S - noun A scent bag, or perfume cushion, to be laid among handkerchiefs, garments, etc., to perfume them.
  • Saciety Dictionary S - noun Satiety.
  • Sack Dictionary S - noun A name formerly given to various dry Spanish wines.
  • Sacked Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sack.
  • Sacking Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sack.
  • Sackage Dictionary S - noun The act of taking by storm and pillaging; sack.
  • Sackbut Dictionary S - noun A brass wind instrument, like a bass trumpet, so contrived that it can be lengthened or shortened according to the tone required; - said to be the same as the trombone.
  • Sackcloth Dictionary S - noun Linen or cotton cloth such as sacks are made of; coarse cloth; anciently, a cloth or garment worn in mourning, distress, mortification, or penitence.
  • Sackclothed Dictionary S - adjective Clothed in sackcloth.
  • Sacker Dictionary S - noun One who sacks; one who takes part in the storm and pillage of a town.
  • Sackfuls Dictionary S - pleural of Sackful.
  • Sackful Dictionary S - noun As much as a sack will hold.
  • Sackless Dictionary S - adjective Quiet; peaceable; harmless; innocent.
  • Sack-winged Dictionary S - adjective Having a peculiar pouch developed near the front edge of the wing; - said of certain bats of the genus Saccopteryx.
  • Sacque Dictionary S - noun Same as 2d Sack, 3.
  • Sacral Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the sacrum; in the region of the sacrum.
  • Sacrament Dictionary S - noun The oath of allegiance taken by Roman soldiers; hence, a sacred ceremony used to impress an obligation; a solemn oath-taking; an oath.
  • Sacramental Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a sacrament or the sacraments; of the nature of a sacrament; sacredly or solemnly binding; as, sacramental rites or elements.
  • Sacramentalism Dictionary S - noun The doctrine and use of sacraments; attachment of excessive importance to sacraments.
  • Sacramentalist Dictionary S - noun One who holds the doctrine of the real objective presence of Christ's body and blood in the holy eucharist.
  • Sacramentally Dictionary S - adverb In a sacramental manner.
  • Sacramentarian Dictionary S - noun A name given in the sixteenth century to those German reformers who rejected both the Roman and the Lutheran doctrine of the holy eucharist.
  • Sacramentary Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a sacrament or the sacraments; sacramental.
  • Sacramentize Dictionary S - intransitive verb To administer the sacraments.
  • -ria Dictionary S - pleural of Sacrarium.
  • Sacrarium Dictionary S - noun A sort of family chapel in the houses of the Romans, devoted to a special divinity.
  • Sacrate Dictionary S - verb transitive To consecrate.
  • Sacration Dictionary S - noun Consecration.
  • Sacre Dictionary S - noun See Saker.
  • Sacred Dictionary S - adjective Set apart by solemn religious ceremony; especially, in a good sense, made holy; set apart to religious use; consecrated; not profane or common; as, a sacred place; a sacred day; sacred service.
  • Sacrific Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sacrifical.
  • Sacrifical Dictionary S - adjective Employed in sacrifice.
  • Sacrificable Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being offered in sacrifice.
  • Sacrificant Dictionary S - noun One who offers a sacrifice.
  • Sacrificator Dictionary S - noun A sacrificer; one who offers a sacrifice.
  • Sacrificatory Dictionary S - noun Offering sacrifice.
  • Sacrifice Dictionary S - noun The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory rite.
  • Sacrificed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sacrifice.
  • Sacrificing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sacrifice.
  • Sacrificer Dictionary S - noun One who sacrifices.
  • Sacrificial Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to sacrifice or sacrifices; consisting in sacrifice; performing sacrifice.
  • Sacrilege Dictionary S - noun The sin or crime of violating or profaning sacred things; the alienating to laymen, or to common purposes, what has been appropriated or consecrated to religious persons or uses.
  • Sacrilegious Dictionary S - adjective Violating sacred things; polluted with sacrilege; involving sacrilege; profane; impious.
  • Sacrilegist Dictionary S - noun One guilty of sacrilege.
  • Sacring Dictionary S - Adjective & noun from Sacre.
  • Sacrist Dictionary S - noun A sacristan; also, a person retained in a cathedral to copy out music for the choir, and take care of the books.
  • Sacristan Dictionary S - noun An officer of the church who has the care of the utensils or movables, and of the church in general; a sexton.
  • Sacristies Dictionary S - pleural of Sacristy.
  • Sacristy Dictionary S - noun An apartment in a church where the sacred utensils, vestments, etc., are kept; a vestry.
  • Sacro- Dictionary S - A combining form denoting connection with, or relation to, the sacrum, as in sacro-coccygeal, sacro-iliac, sacrosciatic.
  • Sacrosanct Dictionary S - adjective Sacred; inviolable.
  • Sacrosciatic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to both the sacrum and the hip; as, the sacrosciatic foramina formed by the sacrosciatic ligaments which connect the sacrum and the hip bone.
  • Sacrovertebral Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the sacrum and that part of the vertebral column immediately anterior to it; as, the sacrovertebral angle.
  • sacra Dictionary S - pleural of Sacrum.
  • Sacrum Dictionary S - noun That part of the vertebral column which is directly connected with, or forms a part of, the pelvis.
  • Sacs Dictionary S - noun plural A tribe of Indians, which, together with the Foxes, formerly occupied the region about Green Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Sad Dictionary S - superlative Sated; satisfied; weary; tired.
  • Sadda Dictionary S - noun A work in the Persian tongue, being a summary of the Zend-Avesta, or sacred books.
  • Saddened Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sadden.
  • Saddening Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sadden.
  • Sadden Dictionary S - verb transitive To make sad.
  • Sadder Dictionary S - noun Same as Sadda.
  • Saddle Dictionary S - noun A seat for a rider, - usually made of leather, padded to span comfortably a horse's back, furnished with stirrups for the rider's feet to rest in, and fastened in place with a girth; also, a seat for the rider on a bicycle or tricycle.
  • Saddled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Saddle.
  • Saddling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Saddle.
  • Saddleback Dictionary S - adjective Same as Saddle-backed.
  • Saddle-backed Dictionary S - adjective Having the outline of the upper part concave like the seat of a saddle.
  • Saddlebags Dictionary S - noun plural Bags, usually of leather, united by straps or a band, formerly much used by horseback riders to carry small articles, one bag hanging on each side.
  • Saddlebow Dictionary S - noun The bow or arch in the front part of a saddle, or the pieces which form the front.
  • Saddlecloth Dictionary S - noun A cloth under a saddle, and extending out behind; a housing.
  • Saddler Dictionary S - noun One who makes saddles.
  • Saddlery Dictionary S - noun The materials for making saddles and harnesses; the articles usually offered for sale in a saddler's shop.
  • Saddle-shaped Dictionary S - adjective Shaped like a saddle.
  • Saddletree Dictionary S - noun The frame of a saddle.
  • Sadducaic Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, or like, the Sadducees; as, Sadducaic reasonings.
  • Sadducee Dictionary S - noun One of a sect among the ancient Jews, who denied the resurrection, a future state, and the existence of angels.
  • Sadduceeism Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sadducism.
  • Sadducism Dictionary S - noun The tenets of the Sadducees.
  • Sadducized Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sadducize.
  • Sadducizing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sadducize.
  • Sadducize Dictionary S - intransitive verb To adopt the principles of the Sadducees.
  • Sadh Dictionary S - noun A member of a monotheistic sect of Hindoos. Sadhs resemble the Quakers in many respects.
  • Sadiron Dictionary S - noun An iron for smoothing clothes; a flatiron.
  • Sadly Dictionary S - adverb Wearily; heavily; firmly.
  • Sadness Dictionary S - noun Heaviness; firmness.
  • Sadr Dictionary S - noun A plant of the genus Ziziphus (Z. lotus); - so called by the Arabs of Barbary, who use its berries for food. See Lotus (b).
  • Saengerfest Dictionary S - noun A festival of singers; a German singing festival.
  • Safe Dictionary S - superlative Free from harm, injury, or risk; untouched or unthreatened by danger or injury; unharmed; unhurt; secure; whole; as, safe from disease; safe from storms; safe from foes.
  • Safe-conduct Dictionary S - noun That which gives a safe passage.
  • Safeguard Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection.
  • Safe-keeping Dictionary S - noun The act of keeping or preserving in safety from injury or from escape; care; custody.
  • Safely Dictionary S - adverb In a safe manner; danger, injury, loss, or evil consequences.
  • Safeness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being safe; freedom from hazard, danger, harm, or loss; safety; security; as the safeness of an experiment, of a journey, or of a possession.
  • Safe-pledge Dictionary S - noun A surety for the appearance of a person at a given time.
  • Safety Dictionary S - noun The condition or state of being safe; freedom from danger or hazard; exemption from hurt, injury, or loss.
  • Safflow Dictionary S - noun The safflower.
  • Safflower Dictionary S - noun An annual composite plant (Carthamus tinctorius), the flowers of which are used as a dyestuff and in making rouge; bastard, or false, saffron.
  • Saffron Dictionary S - noun A bulbous iridaceous plant (Crocus sativus) having blue flowers with large yellow stigmas. See Crocus.
  • Saffrony Dictionary S - adjective Having a color somewhat like saffron; yellowish.
  • Safranin Dictionary S - noun An orange-red dyestuff extracted from the saffron.
  • Safranine Dictionary S - noun An orange-red nitrogenous dyestuff produced artificially by oxidizing certain aniline derivatives, and used in dyeing silk and wool; also, any one of the series of which safranine proper is the type.
  • Sagged Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sag.
  • Sagging Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sag.
  • Sag Dictionary S - intransitive verb To sink, in the middle, by its weight or under applied pressure, below a horizontal line or plane; as, a line or cable supported by its ends sags, though tightly drawn; the floor of a room sags; hence, to lean, give way, or settle from a vertical position; as, a building may sag one way or another; a door sags on its hinges.
  • Sagas Dictionary S - pleural of Saga.
  • Saga Dictionary S - noun A Scandinavian legend, or heroic or mythic tradition, among the Norsemen and kindred people; a northern European popular historical or religious tale of olden time.
  • Sagacious Dictionary S - adjective Of quick sense perceptions; keen-scented; skilled in following a trail.
  • Sagacity Dictionary S - noun The quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment or penetration with soundness of judgment; shrewdness.
  • Sagamore Dictionary S - noun The head of a tribe among the American Indians; a chief; - generally used as synonymous with sachem, but some writters distinguished between them, making the sachem a chief of the first rank, and a sagamore one of the second rank.
  • Sagapen Dictionary S - noun Sagapenum.
  • Sagapenum Dictionary S - noun A fetid gum resin obtained from a species of Ferula. It has been used in hysteria, etc., but is now seldom met with.
  • Sagathy Dictionary S - noun A mixed woven fabric of silk and cotton, or silk and wool; sayette; also, a light woolen fabric.
  • Sage Dictionary S - noun A suffruticose labiate plant (Salvia officinalis) with grayish green foliage, much used in flavoring meats, etc. The name is often extended to the whole genus, of which many species are cultivated for ornament, as the scarlet sage, and Mexican red and blue sage.
  • Sagebrush Dictionary S - noun A low irregular shrub (Artemisia tridentata), of the order Compositae, covering vast tracts of the dry alkaline regions of the American plains; - called also sagebush, and wild sage.
  • Sagely Dictionary S - adverb In a sage manner; wisely.
  • Sagene Dictionary S - noun A Russian measure of length equal to about seven English feet.
  • Sageness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sage; wisdom; sagacity; prudence; gravity.
  • Sagenite Dictionary S - noun Acicular rutile occurring in reticulated forms imbedded in quartz.
  • Sagenitic Dictionary S - adjective Resembling sagenite; - applied to quartz when containing acicular crystals of other minerals, most commonly rutile, also tourmaline, actinolite, and the like.
  • Sagger Dictionary S - noun A pot or case of fire clay, in which fine stoneware is inclosed while baking in the kiln; a seggar.
  • Saginate Dictionary S - verb transitive To make fat; to pamper.
  • Sagination Dictionary S - noun The act of fattening or pampering.
  • Sagitta Dictionary S - noun A small constellation north of Aquila; the Arrow.
  • Sagittal Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to an arrow; resembling an arrow; furnished with an arrowlike appendage.
  • Sagittarius Dictionary S - noun The ninth of the twelve signs of the zodiac, which the sun enters about November 22, marked thus / in almanacs; the Archer.
  • Sagittary Dictionary S - noun A centaur; a fabulous being, half man, half horse, armed with a bow and quiver.
  • Sagittate Dictionary S - adjective Shaped like an arrowhead; triangular, with the two basal angles prolonged downward.
  • Sagittated Dictionary S - adjective Sagittal; sagittate.
  • Sagittocyst Dictionary S - noun A defensive cell containing a minute rodlike structure which may be expelled. Such cells are found in certain Turbellaria.
  • Sago Dictionary S - noun A dry granulated starch imported from the East Indies, much used for making puddings and as an article of diet for the sick; also, as starch, for stiffening textile fabrics. It is prepared from the stems of several East Indian and Malayan palm trees, but chiefly from the Metroxylon Sagu; also from several cycadaceous plants (Cycas revoluta, Zamia integrifolia, etc.).
  • Sagoin Dictionary S - noun A marmoset; - called also sagouin.
  • Sagum Dictionary S - noun The military cloak of the Roman soldiers.
  • Sagus Dictionary S - noun A genus of palms from which sago is obtained.
  • Sagy Dictionary S - adjective Full of sage; seasoned with sage.
  • Sahib Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Saheb.
  • Saheb Dictionary S - noun A respectful title or appellation given to Europeans of rank.
  • Sahibah Dictionary S - noun A lady; mistress.
  • Sahidic Dictionary S - adjective Same as Thebaic.
  • Sahlite Dictionary S - noun See Salite.
  • Sahui Dictionary S - noun A marmoset.
  • Sai Dictionary S - noun See Capuchin, 3 (a).
  • Saibling Dictionary S - noun A European mountain trout (Salvelinus alpinus); - called also Bavarian charr.
  • Saic Dictionary S - noun A kind of ketch very common in the Levant, which has neither topgallant sail nor mizzen topsail.
  • Said Dictionary S - imp. & p. p. of Say.
  • Saiga Dictionary S - noun An antelope (Saiga Tartarica) native of the plains of Siberia and Eastern Russia. The male has erect annulated horns, and tufts of long hair beneath the eyes and ears.
  • Saikyr Dictionary S - noun Same as Saker.
  • Sail Dictionary S - noun An extent of canvas or other fabric by means of which the wind is made serviceable as a power for propelling vessels through the water.
  • Sailed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sail.
  • Sailing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sail.
  • Sailable Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being sailed over; navigable; as, a sailable river.
  • Sailboat Dictionary S - noun A boat propelled by a sail or sails.
  • Sailcloth Dictionary S - noun Duck or canvas used in making sails.
  • Sailer Dictionary S - noun A sailor.
  • Sailfish Dictionary S - noun The banner fish, or spikefish (Histiophorus.).
  • Sailless Dictionary S - adjective Destitute of sails.
  • Sailmaker Dictionary S - noun One whose occupation is to make or repair sails.
  • Sailor Dictionary S - noun One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman.
  • Saily Dictionary S - adjective Like a sail.
  • Saim Dictionary S - noun Lard; grease.
  • Saimir Dictionary S - noun The squirrel monkey.
  • Sain Dictionary S - past participle Said.
  • Sainfoin Dictionary S - noun A leguminous plant (Onobrychis sativa) cultivated for fodder.
  • Saint Dictionary S - noun A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue; any true Christian, as being redeemed and consecrated to God.
  • Sainted Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Saint.
  • Sainting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Saint.
  • Saintdom Dictionary S - noun The state or character of a saint.
  • Saintess Dictionary S - noun A female saint.
  • Sainthood Dictionary S - noun The state of being a saint; the condition of a saint.
  • Saintish Dictionary S - adjective Somewhat saintlike; - used ironically.
  • Saintism Dictionary S - noun The character or quality of saints; also, hypocritical pretense of holiness.
  • Saintlike Dictionary S - adjective Resembling a saint; suiting a saint; becoming a saint; saintly.
  • Saintliness Dictionary S - noun Quality of being saintly.
  • Saintly Dictionary S - superlative Like a saint; becoming a holy person.
  • Saintologist Dictionary S - noun One who writes the lives of saints.
  • Saintship Dictionary S - noun The character or qualities of a saint.
  • Saint-Simonian Dictionary S - noun A follower of the Count de St. Simon, who died in 1825, and who maintained that the principle of property held in common, and the just division of the fruits of common labor among the members of society, are the true remedy for the social evils which exist.
  • Saint-Simonianism Dictionary S - noun The principles, doctrines, or practice of the Saint-Simonians; - called also Saint- Simonism.
  • Saith Dictionary S - 3d pers. sing. pres. of Say.
  • Saithe Dictionary S - noun The pollock, or coalfish; - called also sillock.
  • Saiva Dictionary S - noun One of an important religious sect in India which regards Siva with peculiar veneration.
  • Saivism Dictionary S - noun The worship of Siva.
  • Sajene Dictionary S - noun Same as Sagene.
  • Sajou Dictionary S - noun Same as Sapajou.
  • Sake Dictionary S - noun Final cause; end; purpose of obtaining; cause; motive; reason; interest; concern; account; regard or respect; - used chiefly in such phrases as, for the sake of, for his sake, for man's sake, for mercy's sake, and the like; as, to commit crime for the sake of gain; to go abroad for the sake of one's health.
  • Saker Dictionary S - noun A falcon (Falco sacer) native of Southern Europe and Asia, closely resembling the lanner.
  • Sakeret Dictionary S - noun The male of the saker (a).
  • Saki Dictionary S - noun Any one of several species of South American monkeys of the genus Pithecia. They have large ears, and a long hairy tail which is not prehensile.
  • Sakti Dictionary S - noun The divine energy, personified as the wife of a deity (Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, etc.); the female principle.
  • Sal Dictionary S - noun An East Indian timber tree (Shorea robusta), much used for building purposes. It is of a light brown color, close-grained, heavy, and durable.
  • Salaam Dictionary S - noun Same as Salam.
  • Salability Dictionary S - noun The quality or condition of being salable; salableness.
  • Salable Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being sold; fit to be sold; finding a ready market.
  • Salacious Dictionary S - noun Having a propensity to venery; lustful; lecherous.
  • Salacity Dictionary S - noun Strong propensity to venery; lust; lecherousness.
  • Salad Dictionary S - noun A preparation of vegetables, as lettuce, celery, water cress, onions, etc., usually dressed with salt, vinegar, oil, and spice, and eaten for giving a relish to other food; as, lettuce salad; tomato salad, etc.
  • Salade Dictionary S - noun A helmet. See Sallet.
  • Salading Dictionary S - noun Vegetables for salad.
  • Salaeratus Dictionary S - noun See Saleratus.
  • Salagane Dictionary S - noun The esculent swallow. See under Esculent.
  • Salal-berry Dictionary S - noun The edible fruit of the Gaultheria Shallon, an ericaceous shrub found from California northwards. The berries are about the size of a common grape and of a dark purple color.
  • Salam Dictionary S - noun A salutation or compliment of ceremony in the east by word or act; an obeisance, performed by bowing very low and placing the right palm on the forehead.
  • Salamander Dictionary S - noun Any one of numerous species of Urodela, belonging to Salamandra, Amblystoma, Plethodon, and various allied genera, especially those that are more or less terrestrial in their habits.
  • Salamandrina Dictionary S - noun A suborder of Urodela, comprising salamanders.
  • Salamandrine Dictionary S - adjective Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a salamander; enduring fire.
  • Salamandroid Dictionary S - adjective Like or pertaining to the salamanders.
  • Salamandroidea Dictionary S - noun plural A division of Amphibia including the Salamanders and allied groups; the Urodela.
  • Salamstone Dictionary S - noun A kind of blue sapphire brought from Ceylon.
  • Salangana Dictionary S - noun The salagane.
  • Salaried Dictionary S - adjective Receiving a salary; paid by a salary; having a salary attached; as, a salaried officer; a salaried office.
  • Salary Dictionary S - adjective Saline.
  • Salaries Dictionary S - pleural of Salary.
  • Salarying Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Salary.
  • Sale Dictionary S - noun See 1st Sallow.
  • Saleable Dictionary S - adverb Alt. of Saleably.
  • Saleably Dictionary S - adverb See Salable, Salably, etc.
  • Saleb Dictionary S - noun See Salep.
  • Salebrosity Dictionary S - noun Roughness or ruggedness.
  • Salebrous Dictionary S - adjective Rough; rugged.
  • Salep Dictionary S - noun The dried tubers of various species of Orchis, and Eulophia. It is used to make a nutritious beverage by treating the powdered preparation with hot water.
  • Saleratus Dictionary S - noun Aerated salt; a white crystalline substance having an alkaline taste and reaction, consisting of sodium bicarbonate (see under Sodium.) It is largely used in cooking, with sour milk (lactic acid) or cream of tartar as a substitute for yeast. It is also an ingredient of most baking powders, and is used in the preparation of effervescing drinks.
  • Salesmen Dictionary S - pleural of Salesman.
  • Salesman Dictionary S - noun One who sells anything; one whose occupation is to sell goods or merchandise.
  • Saleswomen Dictionary S - pleural of Saleswoman.
  • Saleswoman Dictionary S - noun A woman whose occupation is to sell goods or merchandise.
  • Salework Dictionary S - noun Work or things made for sale; hence, work done carelessly or slightingly.
  • Salian Dictionary S - adjective Denoting a tribe of Franks who established themselves early in the fourth century on the river Sala now Yssel; Salic.
  • Saliant Dictionary S - adjective Same as Salient.
  • Saliaunce Dictionary S - adjective Salience; onslaught.
  • Salic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the Salian Franks, or to the Salic law so called.
  • Salicaceous Dictionary S - adjective Belonging or relating to the willow.
  • Salicin Dictionary S - noun A glucoside found in the bark and leaves of several species of willow (Salix) and poplar, and extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance.
  • Salicyl Dictionary S - noun The hypothetical radical of salicylic acid and of certain related compounds.
  • Salicylal Dictionary S - noun A thin, fragrant, colorless oil, HO.C6H4.CHO, found in the flowers of meadow sweet (Spiraea), and also obtained by oxidation of salicin, saligenin, etc. It reddens on exposure. Called also salicylol, salicylic aldehyde, and formerly salicylous, / spiroylous, acid.
  • Salicylate Dictionary S - noun A salt of salicylic acid.
  • Salicylic Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an acid formerly obtained by fusing salicin with potassium hydroxide, and now made in large quantities from phenol (carbolic acid) by the action of carbon dioxide on heated sodium phenolate. It is a white crystalline substance. It is used as an antiseptic, and in its salts in the treatment of rheumatism. Called also hydroxybenzoic acid.
  • Salicylide Dictionary S - noun A white crystalline substance obtained by dehydration of salicylic acid.
  • Salicylite Dictionary S - noun A compound of salicylal; - named after the analogy of a salt.
  • Salicylol Dictionary S - noun Same as Salicylal.
  • Salicylous Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, or designating, a substance formerly called salicylous acid, and now salicylal.
  • Salience Dictionary S - noun The quality or condition of being salient; a leaping; a springing forward; an assaulting.
  • Saliency Dictionary S - noun Quality of being salient; hence, vigor.
  • Salient Dictionary S - intransitive verb Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping.
  • Saliently Dictionary S - adverb In a salient manner.
  • Saliferous Dictionary S - adjective Producing, or impregnated with, salt.
  • Salifiable Dictionary S - adjective Capable of neutralizing an acid to form a salt; - said of bases; thus, ammonia is salifiable.
  • Salification Dictionary S - noun The act, process, or result of salifying; the state of being salified.
  • Salified Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Salify.
  • Salifying Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Salify.
  • Salify Dictionary S - verb transitive To combine or impregnate with a salt.
  • Saligenin Dictionary S - noun A phenol alcohol obtained, by the decomposition of salicin, as a white crystalline substance; - called also hydroxy-benzyl alcohol.
  • Saligot Dictionary S - noun The water chestnut (Trapa natans).
  • Salimeter Dictionary S - noun An instrument for measuring the amount of salt present in any given solution.
  • Salimetry Dictionary S - noun The art or process of measuring the amount of salt in a substance.
  • Salina Dictionary S - adjective A salt marsh, or salt pond, inclosed from the sea.
  • Salina period Dictionary S - The period in which the American Upper Silurian system, containing the brine-producing rocks of central New York, was formed. See the Chart of Geology.
  • Salination Dictionary S - noun The act of washing with salt water.
  • Saline Dictionary S - adjective Consisting of salt, or containing salt; as, saline particles; saline substances; a saline cathartic.
  • Salineness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being salt; saltness.
  • Saliniferous Dictionary S - adjective Same as Saliferous.
  • Saliniform Dictionary S - adjective Having the form or the qualities of a salt, especially of common salt.
  • Salinity Dictionary S - noun Salineness.
  • Salinometer Dictionary S - noun A salimeter.
  • Salinous Dictionary S - adjective Saline.
  • Salique Dictionary S - adjective Salic.
  • Saliretin Dictionary S - noun A yellow amorphous resinoid substance obtained by the action of dilute acids on saligenin.
  • Salisburia Dictionary S - noun The ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba, or Salisburia adiantifolia).
  • Salite Dictionary S - verb transitive To season with salt; to salt.
  • Saliva Dictionary S - noun The secretion from the salivary glands.
  • Salival Dictionary S - adjective Salivary.
  • Salivant Dictionary S - adjective Producing salivation.
  • Salivary Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to saliva; producing or carrying saliva; as, the salivary ferment; the salivary glands; the salivary ducts, etc.
  • Salivated Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Salivate.
  • Salivating Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Salivate.
  • Salivate Dictionary S - verb transitive To produce an abnormal flow of saliva in; to produce salivation or ptyalism in, as by the use of mercury.
  • Salivation Dictionary S - noun The act or process of salivating; an excessive secretion of saliva, often accompanied with soreness of the mouth and gums; ptyalism.
  • Salivous Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to saliva; of the nature of saliva.
  • Salices Dictionary S - pleural of Salix.
  • Salix Dictionary S - noun A genus of trees or shrubs including the willow, osier, and the like, growing usually in wet grounds.
  • Sallenders Dictionary S - noun plural An eruption on the hind leg of a horse.
  • Sallet Dictionary S - noun A light kind of helmet, with or without a visor, introduced during the 15th century.
  • Salleting Dictionary S - noun Salad.
  • Salliance Dictionary S - noun Salience.
  • Sallow Dictionary S - noun The willow; willow twigs.
  • Sallowish Dictionary S - adjective Somewhat sallow.
  • Sallowness Dictionary S - noun The quality or condition of being sallow.
  • Sallied Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sally.
  • Sallying Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sally.
  • Sally Dictionary S - intransitive verb To leap or rush out; to burst forth; to issue suddenly; as a body of troops from a fortified place to attack besiegers; to make a sally.
  • Sallies Dictionary S - pleural of Sally.
  • Sally Lunn Dictionary S - A tea cake slighty sweetened, and raised with yeast, baked in the form of biscuits or in a thin loaf, and eaten hot with butter.
  • Sallyman Dictionary S - noun The velella; - called also saleeman.
  • Salm Dictionary S - noun Psalm.
  • Salmagundi Dictionary S - noun A mixture of chopped meat and pickled herring, with oil, vinegar, pepper, and onions.
  • Salmi Dictionary S - noun Same as Salmis.
  • Salmiac Dictionary S - noun Sal ammoniac. See under Sal.
  • Salmis Dictionary S - noun A ragout of partly roasted game stewed with sauce, wine, bread, and condiments suited to provoke appetite.
  • Salmons Dictionary S - pleural of Salmon.
  • Salmon Dictionary S - pleural of Salmon.
  • Salmonet Dictionary S - noun A salmon of small size; a samlet.
  • Salmonoid Dictionary S - adjective Like, or pertaining to, the Salmonidae, a family of fishes including the trout and salmon.
  • Salogen Dictionary S - noun A halogen.
  • Salol Dictionary S - noun A white crystalline substance consisting of phenol salicylate.
  • salometer Dictionary S - noun See Salimeter.
  • Salomtry Dictionary S - noun Salimetry.
  • Salon Dictionary S - noun An apartment for the reception of company; hence, in the plural, fashionable parties; circles of fashionable society.
  • Saloon Dictionary S - noun A spacious and elegant apartment for the reception of company or for works of art; a hall of reception, esp. a hall for public entertainments or amusements; a large room or parlor; as, the saloon of a steamboat.
  • Saloop Dictionary S - noun An aromatic drink prepared from sassafras bark and other ingredients, at one time much used in London.
  • Salp Dictionary S - noun Any species of Salpa, or of the family Salpidae.
  • Salpae Dictionary S - pleural of Salpa.
  • Salpas Dictionary S - pleural of Salpa.
  • Salpa Dictionary S - noun A genus of transparent, tubular, free-swimming oceanic tunicates found abundantly in all the warmer latitudes. See Illustration in Appendix.
  • Salpian Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Salpid.
  • Salpid Dictionary S - noun A salpa.
  • Salpicon Dictionary S - noun Chopped meat, bread, etc., used to stuff legs of veal or other joints; stuffing; farce.
  • Salpingitis Dictionary S - noun Inflammation of the salpinx.
  • Salpinx Dictionary S - noun The Eustachian tube, or the Fallopian tube.
  • Salsafy Dictionary S - noun See Salsify.
  • Salsamentarious Dictionary S - adjective Salt; salted; saline.
  • Salse Dictionary S - noun A mud volcano, the water of which is often impregnated with salts, whence the name.
  • Salsify Dictionary S - noun See Oyster plant (a), under Oyster.
  • Salso-acid Dictionary S - adjective Having a taste compounded of saltness and acidity; both salt and acid.
  • Salsoda Dictionary S - noun See Sal soda, under Sal.
  • Salsola Dictionary S - noun A genus of plants including the glasswort. See Glasswort.
  • salsuginous Dictionary S - adjective Growing in brackish places or in salt marshes.
  • Salted Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Salt.
  • Salting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Salt.
  • Saltant Dictionary S - verb Leaping; jumping; dancing.
  • Saltarella Dictionary S - noun See Saltarello.
  • Saltarello Dictionary S - noun A popular Italian dance in quick 3-4 or 6-8 time, running mostly in triplets, but with a hop step at the beginning of each measure. See Tarantella.
  • Saltate Dictionary S - intransitive verb To leap or dance.
  • Saltation Dictionary S - noun A leaping or jumping.
  • Saltatoria Dictionary S - noun plural A division of Orthoptera including grasshoppers, locusts, and crickets.
  • Saltatorial Dictionary S - adjective Relating to leaping; saltatory; as, saltatorial exercises.
  • Saltatorious Dictionary S - adjective Capable of leaping; formed for leaping; saltatory; as, a saltatorious insect or leg.
  • Saltatory Dictionary S - adjective Leaping or dancing; having the power of, or used in, leaping or dancing.
  • Saltbush Dictionary S - noun An Australian plant (Atriplex nummularia) of the Goosefoot family.
  • Saltcat Dictionary S - noun A mixture of salt, coarse meal, lime, etc., attractive to pigeons.
  • Saltcellar Dictionary S - noun Formerly a large vessel, now a small vessel of glass or other material, used for holding salt on the table.
  • Salter Dictionary S - noun One who makes, sells, or applies salt; one who salts meat or fish.
  • Saltern Dictionary S - noun A building or place where salt is made by boiling or by evaporation; salt works.
  • Saltfoot Dictionary S - noun A large saltcellar formerly placed near the center of the table. The superior guests were seated above the saltfoot.
  • Salt-green Dictionary S - adjective Sea-green in color.
  • Saltle Dictionary S - noun The European dab.
  • Saltier Dictionary S - noun See Saltire.
  • Saltigradae Dictionary S - noun plural A tribe of spiders including those which lie in wait and leap upon their prey; the leaping spiders.
  • Saltigrade Dictionary S - adjective Having feet or legs formed for leaping.
  • Saltimbanco Dictionary S - noun A mountebank; a quack.
  • Saltire Dictionary S - verb A St. Andrew's cross, or cross in the form of an X, - one of the honorable ordinaries.
  • Saltirewise Dictionary S - adverb In the manner of a saltire; - said especially of the blazoning of a shield divided by two lines drawn in the direction of a bend and a bend sinister, and crossing at the center.
  • Saltish Dictionary S - adjective Somewhat salt.
  • Saltless Dictionary S - adjective Destitute of salt; insipid.
  • Saltly Dictionary S - adverb With taste of salt; in a salt manner.
  • Saltmouth Dictionary S - noun A wide-mouthed bottle with glass stopper for holding chemicals, especially crystallized salts.
  • Saltness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being salt, or state of being salt, or impregnated with salt; salt taste; as, the saltness of sea water.
  • Saltpeter Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Saltpetre.
  • Saltpetre Dictionary S - noun Potassium nitrate; niter; a white crystalline substance, KNO3, having a cooling saline taste, obtained by leaching from certain soils in which it is produced by the process of nitrification (see Nitrification, 2). It is a strong oxidizer, is the chief constituent of gunpowder, and is also used as an antiseptic in curing meat, and in medicine as a diuretic, diaphoretic, and refrigerant.
  • Saltpetrous Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to saltpeter, or partaking of its qualities; impregnated with saltpeter.
  • Salt rheum Dictionary S - A popular name, esp. in the United States, for various cutaneous eruptions, particularly for those of eczema. See Eczema.
  • Saltwort Dictionary S - noun A name given to several plants which grow on the seashore, as the Batis maritima, and the glasswort. See Glasswort.
  • Salty Dictionary S - adjective Somewhat salt; saltish.
  • Salubrious Dictionary S - adjective Favorable to health; healthful; promoting health; as, salubrious air, water, or climate.
  • Salubrity Dictionary S - noun The quality of being salubrious; favorableness to the preservation of health; salubriousness; wholesomeness; healthfulness; as, the salubrity of the air, of a country, or a climate.
  • Salue Dictionary S - verb transitive To salute.
  • Salutary Dictionary S - adjective Wholesome; healthful; promoting health; as, salutary exercise.
  • Salutation Dictionary S - noun The act of saluting, or paying respect or reverence, by the customary words or actions; the act of greeting, or expressing good will or courtesy; also, that which is uttered or done in saluting or greeting.
  • Salutatorian Dictionary S - noun The student who pronounces the salutatory oration at the annual Commencement or like exercises of a college, - an honor commonly assigned to that member of the graduating class who ranks second in scholarship.
  • Salutatorily Dictionary S - adverb By way of salutation.
  • Salutatory Dictionary S - adjective Containing or expressing salutations; speaking a welcome; greeting; - applied especially to the oration which introduces the exercises of the Commencements, or similar public exhibitions, in American colleges.
  • Saluted Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Salute.
  • Saluting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Salute.
  • Salute Dictionary S - verb transitive To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail.
  • Saluter Dictionary S - noun One who salutes.
  • Salutiferous Dictionary S - adjective Bringing health; healthy; salutary; beneficial; as, salutiferous air.
  • Salutiferously Dictionary S - adverb Salutarily.
  • Salvability Dictionary S - noun The quality or condition of being salvable; salvableness.
  • Salvable Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being saved; admitting of salvation.
  • Salvage Dictionary S - noun The act of saving a vessel, goods, or life, from perils of the sea.
  • Salvation Dictionary S - noun The act of saving; preservation or deliverance from destruction, danger, or great calamity.
  • Salvationist Dictionary S - noun An evangelist, a member, or a recruit, of the Salvation Army.
  • Salvatory Dictionary S - noun A place where things are preserved; a repository.
  • Salve Dictionary S - interjection Hail!.
  • Salved Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Salve.
  • Salving Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Salve.
  • Salver Dictionary S - noun One who salves, or uses salve as a remedy; hence, a quacksalver, or quack.
  • Salver-shaped Dictionary S - adjective Tubular, with a spreading border. See Hypocraterimorphous.
  • Salvia Dictionary S - noun A genus of plants including the sage. See Sage.
  • Salvific Dictionary S - adjective Tending to save or secure safety.
  • Salvos Dictionary S - pleural of Salvo.
  • Salvo Dictionary S - noun An exception; a reservation; an excuse.
  • Salvor Dictionary S - noun One who assists in saving a ship or goods at sea, without being under special obligation to do so.
  • Sam Dictionary S - adjective Together.
  • Samara Dictionary S - noun A dry, indehiscent, usually one-seeded, winged fruit, as that of the ash, maple, and elm; a key or key fruit.
  • Samare Dictionary S - noun See Simar.
  • Samaritan Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Samaria, in Palestine.
  • Samarium Dictionary S - noun A rare metallic element of doubtful identity.
  • Samaroid Dictionary S - adjective Resembling a samara, or winged seed vessel.
  • Samarra Dictionary S - noun See Simar.
  • Samarskite Dictionary S - adjective A rare mineral having a velvet-black color and submetallic luster. It is a niobate of uranium, iron, and the yttrium and cerium metals.
  • Sambo Dictionary S - noun A colloquial or humorous appellation for a negro; sometimes, the offspring of a black person and a mulatto; a zambo.
  • Samboo Dictionary S - noun Same as Sambur.
  • Sambucus Dictionary S - noun A genus of shrubs and trees; the elder.
  • Sambuke Dictionary S - noun An ancient stringed instrument used by the Greeks, the particular construction of which is unknown.
  • Sambur Dictionary S - noun An East Indian deer (Rusa Aristotelis) having a mane on its neck. Its antlers have but three prongs. Called also gerow. The name is applied to other species of the genus Rusa, as the Bornean sambur (R. equina).
  • Same Dictionary S - intransitive verb Not different or other; not another or others; identical; unchanged.
  • Sameliness Dictionary S - noun Sameness, 2.
  • Sameness Dictionary S - noun The state of being the same; identity; absence of difference; near resemblance; correspondence; similarity; as, a sameness of person, of manner, of sound, of appearance, and the like.
  • Samette Dictionary S - noun See Samite.
  • Samian Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the island of Samos.
  • Samiel Dictionary S - noun A hot and destructive wind that sometimes blows, in Turkey, from the desert. It is identical with the simoom of Arabia and the kamsin of Syria.
  • Samiot Dictionary S - adjective & noun Samian.
  • Samite Dictionary S - adjective A species of silk stuff, or taffeta, generally interwoven with gold.
  • Samlet Dictionary S - noun The parr.
  • Sammier Dictionary S - noun A machine for pressing the water from skins in tanning.
  • Samoan Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the Samoan Islands (formerly called Navigators' Islands) in the South Pacific Ocean, or their inhabitants.
  • Samovar Dictionary S - noun A metal urn used in Russia for making tea. It is filled with water, which is heated by charcoal placed in a pipe, with chimney attached, which passes through the urn.
  • Samoyedes Dictionary S - noun plural An ignorant and degraded Turanian tribe which occupies a portion of Northern Russia and a part of Siberia.
  • Samp Dictionary S - noun An article of food consisting of maize broken or bruised, which is cooked by boiling, and usually eaten with milk; coarse hominy.
  • Sampan Dictionary S - noun A Chinese boat from twelve to fifteen feet long, covered with a house, and sometimes used as a permanent habitation on the inland waters.
  • Samphire Dictionary S - noun A fleshy, suffrutescent, umbelliferous European plant (Crithmum maritimum). It grows among rocks and on cliffs along the seacoast, and is used for pickles.
  • Sample Dictionary S - noun Example; pattern.
  • Sampler Dictionary S - noun One who makes up samples for inspection; one who examines samples, or by samples; as, a wool sampler.
  • Samshoo Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Samshu.
  • Samshu Dictionary S - noun A spirituous liquor distilled by the Chinese from the yeasty liquor in which boiled rice has fermented under pressure.
  • Samson Dictionary S - noun An Israelite of Bible record (see Judges xiii.), distinguished for his great strength; hence, a man of extraordinary physical strength.
  • Sanability Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sanable; sanableness; curableness.
  • Sanable Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being healed or cured; susceptible of remedy.
  • Sanableness Dictionary S - noun The quality of being sanable.
  • Sanation Dictionary S - noun The act of healing or curing.
  • Sanative Dictionary S - adjective Having the power to cure or heal; healing; tending to heal; sanatory.
  • Sanatorium Dictionary S - noun An establishment for the treatment of the sick; a resort for invalids. See Sanitarium.
  • Sanatory Dictionary S - adjective Conducive to health; tending to cure; healing; curative; sanative.
  • Sanbenito Dictionary S - noun Anciently, a sackcloth coat worn by penitents on being reconciled to the church.
  • Sance-bell Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sancte bell.
  • Sancte bell Dictionary S - noun See Sanctus bell, under Sanctus.
  • Sanctificate Dictionary S - verb transitive To sanctify.
  • Sanctification Dictionary S - noun The act of sanctifying or making holy; the state of being sanctified or made holy;.
  • Sanctified Dictionary S - adjective Made holy; also, made to have the air of sanctity; sanctimonious.
  • Sanctifier Dictionary S - noun One who sanctifies, or makes holy; specifically, the Holy Spirit.
  • Sanctifying Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sanctify.
  • Sanctify Dictionary S - verb transitive To make sacred or holy; to set apart to a holy or religious use; to consecrate by appropriate rites; to hallow.
  • Sanctifyingly Dictionary S - adverb In a manner or degree tending to sanctify or make holy.
  • Sanctiloquent Dictionary S - adjective Discoursing on heavenly or holy things, or in a holy manner.
  • Sanctimonial Dictionary S - adjective Sanctimonious.
  • Sanctimonious Dictionary S - adjective Possessing sanctimony; holy; sacred; saintly.
  • Sanctimony Dictionary S - noun Holiness; devoutness; scrupulous austerity; sanctity; especially, outward or artificial saintliness; assumed or pretended holiness; hypocritical devoutness.
  • Sanction Dictionary S - noun Solemn or ceremonious ratification; an official act of a superior by which he ratifies and gives validity to the act of some other person or body; establishment or furtherance of anything by giving authority to it; confirmation; approbation.
  • Sanctioned Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sanction.
  • Sanctioning Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sanction.
  • Sanctionary Dictionary S - adjective Of, pertaining to, or giving, sanction.
  • Sanctitude Dictionary S - noun Holiness; sacredness; sanctity.
  • Sanctities Dictionary S - pleural of Sanctity.
  • Sanctity Dictionary S - noun The state or quality of being sacred or holy; holiness; saintliness; moral purity; godliness.
  • Sanctuarize Dictionary S - verb transitive To shelter by means of a sanctuary or sacred privileges.
  • Sanctuaries Dictionary S - pleural of Sanctuary.
  • Sanctuary Dictionary S - noun A sacred place; a consecrated spot; a holy and inviolable site.
  • Sanctum Dictionary S - noun A sacred place; hence, a place of retreat; a room reserved for personal use; as, an editor's sanctum.
  • Sanctus Dictionary S - noun A part of the Mass, or, in Protestant churches, a part of the communion service, of which the first words in Latin are Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus Holy, holy, holy; - called also Tersanctus.
  • Sand Dictionary S - noun Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent when wet.
  • Sanded Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sand.
  • Sanding Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sand.
  • Sandal Dictionary S - noun Same as Sendal.
  • Sandaled Dictionary S - adjective Wearing sandals.
  • Sandaliform Dictionary S - adjective Shaped like a sandal or slipper.
  • Sandalwood Dictionary S - noun The highly perfumed yellowish heartwood of an East Indian and Polynesian tree (Santalum album), and of several other trees of the same genus, as the Hawaiian Santalum Freycinetianum and S. pyrularium, the Australian S. latifolium, etc. The name is extended to several other kinds of fragrant wood.
  • Sandarach Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sandarac.
  • Sandarac Dictionary S - noun Realgar; red sulphide of arsenic.
  • Sandbagger Dictionary S - noun An assaulter whose weapon is a sand bag. See Sand bag, under Sand.
  • Sand-blind Dictionary S - adjective Having defective sight; dim-sighted; purblind.
  • Sandemanian Dictionary S - noun A follower of Robert Sandeman, a Scotch sectary of the eighteenth century. See Glassite.
  • Sandemanianism Dictionary S - noun The faith or system of the Sandemanians.
  • Sanderling Dictionary S - noun A small gray and brown sandpiper (Calidris arenaria) very common on sandy beaches in America, Europe, and Asia. Called also curwillet, sand lark, stint, and ruddy plover.
  • Sanders Dictionary S - noun An old name of sandalwood, now applied only to the red sandalwood. See under Sandalwood.
  • Sanders-blue Dictionary S - noun See Saunders-blue.
  • Sandever Dictionary S - noun See Sandiver.
  • Sandfish Dictionary S - noun A small marine fish of the Pacific coast of North America (Trichodon trichodon) which buries itself in the sand.
  • Sandglass Dictionary S - noun An instrument for measuring time by the running of sand. See Hourglass.
  • Sandhiller Dictionary S - noun A nickname given to any "poor white" living in the pine woods which cover the sandy hills in Georgia and South Carolina.
  • Sandiness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sandy, or of being of a sandy color.
  • Sandish Dictionary S - adjective Approaching the nature of sand; loose; not compact.
  • Sandiver Dictionary S - noun A whitish substance which is cast up, as a scum, from the materials of glass in fusion, and, floating on the top, is skimmed off; - called also glass gall.
  • Sandix Dictionary S - noun A kind of minium, or red lead, made by calcining carbonate of lead, but inferior to true minium.
  • Sandman Dictionary S - noun A mythical person who makes children sleepy, so that they rub their eyes as if there were sand in them.
  • Sandnecker Dictionary S - noun A European flounder (Hippoglossoides limandoides); - called also rough dab, long fluke, sand fluke, and sand sucker.
  • Sandpaper Dictionary S - noun Paper covered on one side with sand glued fast, - used for smoothing and polishing.
  • Sandpiper Dictionary S - noun Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to Tringa, Actodromas, Ereunetes, and various allied genera of the family Tringidae.
  • Sandpit Dictionary S - noun A pit or excavation from which sand is or has been taken.
  • Sandre Dictionary S - noun A Russian fish (Lucioperca sandre) which yields a valuable oil, called sandre oil, used in the preparation of caviare.
  • Sandstone Dictionary S - noun A rock made of sand more or less firmly united. Common or siliceous sandstone consists mainly of quartz sand.
  • Sandwich Dictionary S - noun Two pieces of bread and butter with a thin slice of meat, cheese, or the like, between them.
  • Sandwiched Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sandwich.
  • Sandwiching Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sandwich.
  • Sandworm Dictionary S - noun Any one of numerous species of annelids which burrow in the sand of the seashore.
  • Sandwort Dictionary S - noun Any plant of the genus Arenaria, low, tufted herbs (order Caryophyllaceae.).
  • Sandy Dictionary S - superlative Consisting of, abounding with, or resembling, sand; full of sand; covered or sprinkled with sand; as, a sandy desert, road, or soil.
  • Sandyx Dictionary S - noun See Sandix.
  • Sane Dictionary S - adjective Being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally; - said of the mind.
  • Saneness Dictionary S - noun The state of being sane; sanity.
  • Sang Dictionary S - imp. of Sing.
  • Sanga Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sangu.
  • Sangu Dictionary S - noun The Abyssinian ox (Bos / Bibos, Africanus), noted for the great length of its horns. It has a hump on its back.
  • Sangaree Dictionary S - noun Wine and water sweetened and spiced, - a favorite West Indian drink.
  • Sang-froid Dictionary S - noun Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness in trying circumstances; indifference; calmness.
  • Sangiac Dictionary S - noun See Sanjak.
  • Sangraal Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sangreal.
  • Sangreal Dictionary S - noun See Holy Grail, under Grail.
  • Sanguiferous Dictionary S - adjective Conveying blood; as, sanguiferous vessels, i. e., the arteries, veins, capillaries.
  • Sanguification Dictionary S - noun The production of blood; the conversion of the products of digestion into blood; hematosis.
  • Sanguifier Dictionary S - noun A producer of blood.
  • Sanguifluous Dictionary S - adjective Flowing or running with blood.
  • Sanguify Dictionary S - verb transitive To produce blood from.
  • Sanguigenous Dictionary S - adjective Producing blood; as, sanguigenous food.
  • Sanguinaceous Dictionary S - noun Of a blood-red color; sanguine.
  • Sanguinaria Dictionary S - noun A genus of plants of the Poppy family.
  • Sanguinarily Dictionary S - adverb In a sanguinary manner.
  • Sanguinariness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sanguinary.
  • Sanguinary Dictionary S - adjective Attended with much bloodshed; bloody; murderous; as, a sanguinary war, contest, or battle.
  • Sanguine Dictionary S - adjective Having the color of blood; red.
  • Sanguineless Dictionary S - adjective Destitute of blood; pale.
  • Sanguinely Dictionary S - adverb In a sanguine manner.
  • Sanguineness Dictionary S - noun The quality of being sanguine.
  • Sanguineous Dictionary S - adjective Abounding with blood; sanguine.
  • sanguinity Dictionary S - noun The quality of being sanguine; sanguineness.
  • Sanguinivorous Dictionary S - adjective Subsisting on blood.
  • Sanguinolency Dictionary S - noun The state of being sanguinolent, or bloody.
  • Sanguinolent Dictionary S - adjective Tinged or mingled with blood; bloody; as, sanguinolent sputa.
  • Sanguisuge Dictionary S - noun A bloodsucker, or leech.
  • Sanguivorous Dictionary S - adjective Subsisting upon blood; - said of certain blood-sucking bats and other animals. See Vampire.
  • Sanhedrin Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sanhedrim.
  • Sanhedrim Dictionary S - noun the great council of the Jews, which consisted of seventy members, to whom the high priest was added. It had jurisdiction of religious matters.
  • Sanhedrist Dictionary S - noun A member of the sanhedrin.
  • Sanhita Dictionary S - noun A collection of vedic hymns, songs, or verses, forming the first part of each Veda.
  • Sanicle Dictionary S - noun Any plant of the umbelliferous genus Sanicula, reputed to have healing powers.
  • Sanidine Dictionary S - noun A variety of orthoclase feldspar common in certain eruptive rocks, as trachyte; - called also glassy feldspar.
  • Sanies Dictionary S - noun A thin, serous fluid commonly discharged from ulcers or foul wounds.
  • Sanious Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to sanies, or partaking of its nature and appearance; thin and serous, with a slight bloody tinge; as, the sanious matter of an ulcer.
  • Sanitarian Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to health, or the laws of health; sanitary.
  • Sanitarist Dictionary S - noun A sanitarian.
  • Sanitarium Dictionary S - noun A health station or retreat; a sanatorium.
  • Sanitary Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to health; designed to secure or preserve health; relating to the preservation or restoration of health; hygienic; as, sanitary regulations. See the Note under Sanatory.
  • Sanitation Dictionary S - noun The act of rendering sanitary; the science of sanitary conditions; the preservation of health; the use of sanitary measures; hygiene.
  • Sanity Dictionary S - noun The condition or quality of being sane; soundness of health of body or mind, especially of the mind; saneness.
  • Sanjak Dictionary S - noun A district or a subvision of a vilayet.
  • Sank Dictionary S - imp. of Sink.
  • Sankha Dictionary S - noun A chank shell (Turbinella pyrum); also, a shell bracelet or necklace made in India from the chank shell.
  • Sankhya Dictionary S - noun A Hindoo system of philosophy which refers all things to soul and a rootless germ called prakriti, consisting of three elements, goodness, passion, and darkness.
  • Sannop Dictionary S - noun Same as Sannup.
  • Sannup Dictionary S - noun A male Indian; a brave; - correlative of squaw.
  • Sanny Dictionary S - noun The sandpiper.
  • Sans Dictionary S - preposition Without; deprived or destitute of. Rarely used as an English word.
  • Sanscrit Dictionary S - noun See Sanskrit.
  • Sans-culotte Dictionary S - noun A fellow without breeches; a ragged fellow; - a name of reproach given in the first French revolution to the extreme republican party, who rejected breeches as an emblem peculiar to the upper classes or aristocracy, and adopted pantaloons.
  • Sans-culottic Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, or involving, sans-culottism; radical; revolutionary; Jacobinical.
  • Sans-culottism Dictionary S - noun Extreme republican principles; the principles or practice of the sans-culottes.
  • Sanskrit Dictionary S - noun The ancient language of the Hindoos, long since obsolete in vernacular use, but preserved to the present day as the literary and sacred dialect of India. It is nearly allied to the Persian, and to the principal languages of Europe, classical and modern, and by its more perfect preservation of the roots and forms of the primitive language from which they are all descended, is a most important assistance in determining their history and relations. Cf. Prakrit, and Veda.
  • Sanskritic Dictionary S - adjective Sanskrit.
  • Sanskritist Dictionary S - noun One versed in Sanskrit.
  • Sans-souci Dictionary S - adverb Without care; free and easy.
  • Santal Dictionary S - noun A colorless crystalline substance, isomeric with piperonal, but having weak acid properties. It is extracted from sandalwood.
  • Santalaceous Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Santalaceae), of which the genus Santalum is the type, and which includes the buffalo nut and a few other North American plants, and many peculiar plants of the southern hemisphere.
  • Santalic Dictionary S - adjective Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, sandalwood (Santalum); - used specifically to designate an acid obtained as a resinous or red crystalline dyestuff, which is called also santalin.
  • Santalin Dictionary S - noun Santalic acid. See Santalic.
  • Santalum Dictionary S - noun A genus of trees with entire opposite leaves and small apetalous flowers. There are less than a dozen species, occurring from India to Australia and the Pacific Islands. See Sandalwood.
  • Santees Dictionary S - noun plural One of the seven confederated tribes of Indians belonging to the Sioux, or Dakotas.
  • Santer Dictionary S - intransitive verb See Saunter.
  • Santon Dictionary S - noun A Turkish saint; a kind of dervish, regarded by the people as a saint: also, a hermit.
  • Santonate Dictionary S - noun A salt of santonic acid.
  • Santonic Dictionary S - adjective Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid (distinct from santoninic acid) obtained from santonin as a white crystalline substance.
  • Santonin Dictionary S - noun A white crystalline substance having a bitter taste, extracted from the buds of levant wormseed and used as an anthelmintic. It occassions a peculiar temporary color blindness, causing objects to appear as if seen through a yellow glass.
  • Santoninate Dictionary S - noun A salt of santoninic acid.
  • Santoninic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to santonin; - used specifically to designate an acid not known in the free state, but obtained in its salts.
  • Sao Dictionary S - noun Any marine annelid of the genus Hyalinaecia, especially H. tubicola of Europe, which inhabits a transparent movable tube resembling a quill in color and texture.
  • Sap Dictionary S - noun The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition.
  • Sapped Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sap.
  • Sapping Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sap.
  • Sapadillo Dictionary S - noun See Sapodila.
  • Sapajo Dictionary S - noun The sapajou.
  • Sapajou Dictionary S - noun Any one of several species of South American monkeys of the genus Cebus, having long and prehensile tails. Some of the species are called also capuchins. The bonnet sapajou (C. subcristatus), the golden-handed sapajou (C. chrysopus), and the white-throated sapajou (C. hypoleucus) are well known species. See Capuchin.
  • Sapan wood Dictionary S - A dyewood yielded by Caesalpinia Sappan, a thorny leguminous tree of Southern Asia and the neighboring islands. It is the original Brazil wood.
  • Sapful Dictionary S - adjective Abounding in sap; sappy.
  • Saphead Dictionary S - noun A weak-minded, stupid fellow; a milksop.
  • Saphenous Dictionary S - adjective Manifest; - applied to the two principal superficial veins of the lower limb of man.
  • Sapid Dictionary S - adjective Having the power of affecting the organs of taste; possessing savor, or flavor.
  • Sapidity Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sapid; taste; savor; savoriness.
  • Sapidness Dictionary S - noun Quality of being sapid; sapidity.
  • Sapience Dictionary S - noun The quality of being sapient; wisdom; sageness; knowledge.
  • Sapient Dictionary S - adjective Wise; sage; discerning; - often in irony or contempt.
  • Sapiential Dictionary S - adjective Having or affording wisdom.
  • Sapientious Dictionary S - adjective Sapiential.
  • Sapientize Dictionary S - verb transitive To make sapient.
  • Sapiently Dictionary S - adverb In a sapient manner.
  • Sapindaceous Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to an order of trees and shrubs (Sapindaceae), including the (typical) genus Sapindus, the maples, the margosa, and about seventy other genera.
  • Sapindus Dictionary S - noun A genus of tropical and subtropical trees with pinnate leaves and panicled flowers. The fruits of some species are used instead of soap, and their round black seeds are made into necklaces.
  • Sapless Dictionary S - adjective Destitute of sap; not juicy.
  • sapling Dictionary S - noun A young tree.
  • Sapodilla Dictionary S - noun A tall, evergeen, tropical American tree (Achras Sapota); also, its edible fruit, the sapodilla plum.
  • Sapogenin Dictionary S - noun A white crystalline substance obtained by the decomposition of saponin.
  • Saponaceous Dictionary S - adjective Resembling soap; having the qualities of soap; soapy.
  • Saponacity Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being saponaceous.
  • Saponary Dictionary S - adjective Saponaceous.
  • Saponifiable Dictionary S - adjective Capable of conversion into soap; as, a saponifiable substance.
  • Saponification Dictionary S - noun The act, process, or result, of soap making; conversion into soap; specifically (Chem.), the decomposition of fats and other ethereal salts by alkalies; as, the saponification of ethyl acetate.
  • Saponifier Dictionary S - noun That which saponifies; any reagent used to cause saponification.
  • Saponified Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Saponify.
  • Saponifying Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Saponify.
  • Saponify Dictionary S - verb transitive To convert into soap, as tallow or any fat; hence (Chem.), to subject to any similar process, as that which ethereal salts undergo in decomposition; as, to saponify ethyl acetate.
  • Saponin Dictionary S - noun A poisonous glucoside found in many plants, as in the root of soapwort (Saponaria), in the bark of soap bark (Quillaia), etc. It is extracted as a white amorphous powder, which occasions a soapy lather in solution, and produces a local anaesthesia. Formerly called also struthiin, quillaiin, senegin, polygalic acid, etc. By extension, any one of a group of related bodies of which saponin proper is the type.
  • Saponite Dictionary S - noun A hydrous silicate of magnesia and alumina. It occurs in soft, soapy, amorphous masses, filling veins in serpentine and cavities in trap rock.
  • Saponul Dictionary S - noun A soapy mixture obtained by treating an essential oil with an alkali; hence, any similar compound of an essential oil.
  • Sapor Dictionary S - noun Power of affecting the organs of taste; savor; flavor; taste.
  • Saporific Dictionary S - adjective Having the power to produce the sensation of taste; producing taste, flavor, or relish.
  • Saporosity Dictionary S - noun The quality of a body by which it excites the sensation of taste.
  • Saporous Dictionary S - adjective Having flavor or taste; yielding a taste.
  • Sapota Dictionary S - noun The sapodilla.
  • Sapotaceous Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a natural order (Sapotaceae) of (mostly tropical) trees and shrubs, including the star apple, the Lucuma, or natural marmalade tree, the gutta-percha tree (Isonandra), and the India mahwa, as well as the sapodilla, or sapota, after which the order is named.
  • Sappan wood Dictionary S - Sapan wood.
  • Sappare Dictionary S - noun Kyanite.
  • Sapper Dictionary S - noun One who saps; specifically (Mil.), one who is employed in working at saps, building and repairing fortifications, and the like.
  • Sapphic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Sappho, the Grecian poetess; as, Sapphic odes; Sapphic verse.
  • Sapphire Dictionary S - noun Native alumina or aluminium sesquioxide, Al2O3; corundum; esp., the blue transparent variety of corundum, highly prized as a gem.
  • Sapphirine Dictionary S - noun Resembling sapphire; made of sapphire; having the color, or any quality of sapphire.
  • Sappho Dictionary S - noun Any one of several species of brilliant South American humming birds of the genus Sappho, having very bright-colored and deeply forked tails; - called also firetail.
  • Sappiness Dictionary S - noun The quality of being sappy; juiciness.
  • Sappodilla Dictionary S - noun See Sapodilla.
  • Sappy Dictionary S - superlative Abounding with sap; full of sap; juicy; succulent.
  • Saprophagan Dictionary S - noun One of a tribe of beetles which feed upon decaying animal and vegetable substances; a carrion beetle.
  • Saprophagous Dictionary S - adjective Feeding on carrion.
  • Saprophyte Dictionary S - noun Any plant growing on decayed animal or vegetable matter, as most fungi and some flowering plants with no green color, as the Indian pipe.
  • Saprophytic Dictionary S - adjective Feeding or growing upon decaying animal or vegetable matter; pertaining to a saprophyte or the saprophytes.
  • Sapsago Dictionary S - noun A kind of Swiss cheese, of a greenish color, flavored with melilot.
  • Sapskull Dictionary S - noun A saphead.
  • Sapucaia Dictionary S - noun A Brazilian tree. See Lecythis, and Monkey-pot.
  • Sapwood Dictionary S - noun The alburnum, or part of the wood of any exogenous tree next to the bark, being that portion of the tree through which the sap flows most freely; - distinguished from heartwood.
  • Sarabaite Dictionary S - noun One of certain vagrant or heretical Oriental monks in the early church.
  • Saraband Dictionary S - noun A slow Spanish dance of Saracenic origin, to an air in triple time; also, the air itself.
  • Saracen Dictionary S - noun Anciently, an Arab; later, a Mussulman; in the Middle Ages, the common term among Christians in Europe for a Mohammedan hostile to the crusaders.
  • Saracenic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Saracenical.
  • Saracenical Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the Saracens; as, Saracenic architecture.
  • Sarasin Dictionary S - noun See Sarrasin.
  • Saraswati Dictionary S - noun The sakti or wife of Brahma; the Hindoo goddess of learning, music, and poetry.
  • Sarcasm Dictionary S - noun A keen, reproachful expression; a satirical remark uttered with some degree of scorn or contempt; a taunt; a gibe; a cutting jest.
  • Sarcasmous Dictionary S - adjective Sarcastic.
  • Sarcastic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sarcastical.
  • Sarcastical Dictionary S - adjective Expressing, or expressed by, sarcasm; characterized by, or of the nature of, sarcasm; given to the use of sarcasm; bitterly satirical; scornfully severe; taunting.
  • Sarcastically Dictionary S - adverb In a sarcastic manner.
  • Sarcel Dictionary S - noun One of the outer pinions or feathers of the wing of a bird, esp. of a hawk.
  • Sarceled Dictionary S - adjective Cut through the middle.
  • Sarcelle Dictionary S - noun The old squaw, or long-tailed duck.
  • Sarcenet Dictionary S - noun A species of fine thin silk fabric, used for linings, etc.
  • Sarcin Dictionary S - noun Same as Hypoxanthin.
  • Sarcina Dictionary S - noun A genus of bacteria found in various organic fluids, especially in those those of the stomach, associated with certain diseases. The individual organisms undergo division along two perpendicular partitions, so that multiplication takes place in two directions, giving groups of four cubical cells. Also used adjectively; as, a sarcina micrococcus; a sarcina group.
  • Sarcle Dictionary S - verb transitive To weed, or clear of weeds, with a hoe.
  • Sarco- Dictionary S - A combining form from Gr. sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh; as, sarcophagous, flesh-eating; sarcology.
  • Sarcobases Dictionary S - pleural of Sarcobasis.
  • Sarcobasis Dictionary S - noun A fruit consisting of many dry indehiscent cells, which contain but few seeds and cohere about a common style, as in the mallows.
  • Sarcoblast Dictionary S - noun A minute yellowish body present in the interior of certain rhizopods.
  • Sarcocarp Dictionary S - noun The fleshy part of a stone fruit, situated between the skin, or epicarp, and the stone, or endocarp, as in a peach. See Illust. of Endocarp.
  • Sarcocele Dictionary S - noun Any solid tumor of the testicle.
  • Sarcocol Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sarcocolla.
  • Sarcocolla Dictionary S - noun A gum resin obtained from certain shrubs of Africa (Penaea), #NAME?.
  • Sarcode Dictionary S - noun A name applied by Dujardin in 1835 to the gelatinous material forming the bodies of the lowest animals; protoplasm.
  • Sarcoderm Dictionary S - noun Alt. of sarcoderma.
  • sarcoderma Dictionary S - noun A fleshy covering of a seed, lying between the external and internal integuments.
  • Sarcodic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to sarcode.
  • Sarcoid Dictionary S - adjective Resembling flesh, or muscle; composed of sarcode.
  • Sarcolactic Dictionary S - adjective Relating to muscle and milk; as, sarcolactic acid. See Lactic acid, under Lactic.
  • Sarcolemma Dictionary S - noun The very thin transparent and apparently homogeneous sheath which incloses a striated muscular fiber; the myolemma.
  • Sarcoline Dictionary S - adjective Flesh-colored.
  • Sarcologic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sarcological.
  • Sarcological Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to sarcology.
  • Sarcology Dictionary S - noun That part of anatomy which treats of the soft parts. It includes myology, angiology, neurology, and splanchnology.
  • Sarcomata Dictionary S - pleural of Sarcoma.
  • sarcomas Dictionary S - pleural of Sarcoma.
  • Sarcoma Dictionary S - noun A tumor of fleshy consistence; - formerly applied to many varieties of tumor, now restricted to a variety of malignant growth made up of cells resembling those of fetal development without any proper intercellular substance.
  • Sarcomatous Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to sarcoma; resembling sarcoma.
  • Sarcophaga Dictionary S - noun plural A suborder of carnivorous and insectivorous marsupials including the dasyures and the opossums.
  • Sarcophagan Dictionary S - noun Any animal which eats flesh, especially any carnivorous marsupial.
  • Sarcophagous Dictionary S - adjective Feeding on flesh; flesh-eating; carnivorous.
  • Sarcophagi Dictionary S - pleural of Sarcophagus.
  • Sarcophaguses Dictionary S - pleural of Sarcophagus.
  • Sarcophagus Dictionary S - noun A species of limestone used among the Greeks for making coffins, which was so called because it consumed within a few weeks the flesh of bodies deposited in it. It is otherwise called lapis Assius, or Assian stone, and is said to have been found at Assos, a city of Lycia.
  • Sarcophagy Dictionary S - noun The practice of eating flesh.
  • Sarcophile Dictionary S - noun A flesh-eating animal, especially any one of the carnivorous marsupials.
  • Sarcoptes Dictionary S - noun A genus of parasitic mites including the itch mites.
  • Sarcoptid Dictionary S - noun Any species of the genus Sarcoptes and related genera of mites, comprising the itch mites and mange mites.
  • Sarcorhamphi Dictionary S - noun plural A division of raptorial birds comprising the vultures.
  • Sarcosepta Dictionary S - pleural of Sarcoseptum.
  • Sarcoseptum Dictionary S - noun One of the mesenteries of an anthozoan.
  • Sarcosin Dictionary S - noun A crystalline nitrogenous substance, formed in the decomposition of creatin (one of the constituents of muscle tissue). Chemically, it is methyl glycocoll.
  • Sarcosis Dictionary S - noun Abnormal formation of flesh.
  • Sarcotic Dictionary S - adjective Producing or promoting the growth of flesh.
  • Sarcous Dictionary S - adjective Fleshy; - applied to the minute structural elements, called sarcous elements, or sarcous disks, of which striated muscular fiber is composed.
  • Sarculation Dictionary S - noun A weeding, as with a hoe or a rake.
  • Sard Dictionary S - noun A variety of carnelian, of a rich reddish yellow or brownish red color. See the Note under Chalcedony.
  • Sardachate Dictionary S - noun A variety of agate containing sard.
  • Sardan Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sardel.
  • Sardel Dictionary S - noun A sardine.
  • Sardine Dictionary S - noun Any one of several small species of herring which are commonly preserved in olive oil for food, especially the pilchard, or European sardine (Clupea pilchardus). The California sardine (Clupea sagax) is similar. The American sardines of the Atlantic coast are mostly the young of the common herring and of the menhaden.
  • Sardinian Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the island, kingdom, or people of Sardinia.
  • Sardius Dictionary S - noun A precious stone, probably a carnelian, one of which was set in Aaron's breastplate.
  • Sardoin Dictionary S - noun Sard; carnelian.
  • Sardonian Dictionary S - adjective Sardonic.
  • Sardonic Dictionary S - adjective Forced; unnatural; insincere; hence, derisive, mocking, malignant, or bitterly sarcastic; - applied only to a laugh, smile, or some facial semblance of gayety.
  • Sardonyx Dictionary S - noun A variety of onyx consisting of sard and white chalcedony in alternate layers.
  • Saree Dictionary S - noun The principal garment of a Hindoo woman. It consists of a long piece of cloth, which is wrapped round the middle of the body, a portion being arranged to hang down in front, and the remainder passed across the bosom over the left shoulder.
  • Sargasso Dictionary S - noun The gulf weed. See under Gulf.
  • Sargassum Dictionary S - noun A genus of algae including the gulf weed.
  • Sargo Dictionary S - noun Any one of several species of sparoid fishes belonging to Sargus, Pomadasys, and related genera; - called also sar, and saragu.
  • Sari Dictionary S - noun Same as Saree.
  • Sarigue Dictionary S - noun A small South American opossum (Didelphys opossum), having four white spots on the face.
  • Sark Dictionary S - noun A shirt.
  • Sarkin Dictionary S - noun Same as Hypoxanthin.
  • Sarking Dictionary S - noun Thin boards for sheathing, as above the rafters, and under the shingles or slates, and for similar purposes.
  • Sarlac Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sarlyk.
  • Sarlyk Dictionary S - noun The yak.
  • Sarmatian Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sarmatic.
  • Sarmatic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Sarmatia, or its inhabitants, the ancestors of the Russians and the Poles.
  • Sarment Dictionary S - noun A prostrate filiform stem or runner, as of the strawberry. See Runner.
  • Sarmentaceous Dictionary S - adjective Bearing sarments, or runners, as the strawberry.
  • Sarmentose Dictionary S - adjective Long and filiform, and almost naked, or having only leaves at the joints where it strikes root; as, a sarmentose stem.
  • Sarmentous Dictionary S - adjective Sarmentose.
  • Sarn Dictionary S - noun A pavement or stepping-stone.
  • Sarong Dictionary S - noun A sort of petticoat worn by both sexes in Java and the Malay Archipelago.
  • Saros Dictionary S - noun A Chaldean astronomical period or cycle, the length of which has been variously estimated from 3,600 years to 3,600 days, or a little short of 10 years.
  • Sarplar Dictionary S - noun A large bale or package of wool, containing eighty tods, or 2,240 pounds, in weight.
  • Sarplier Dictionary S - noun A coarse cloth made of hemp, and used for packing goods, etc.
  • Sarpo Dictionary S - noun A large toadfish of the Southern United States and the Gulf of Mexico (Batrachus tau, var. pardus).
  • Sarracenia Dictionary S - noun A genus of American perennial herbs growing in bogs; the American pitcher plant.
  • Sarrasin Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sarrasine.
  • Sarrasine Dictionary S - noun A portcullis, or herse.
  • Sarsa Dictionary S - noun Sarsaparilla.
  • Sarsaparilla Dictionary S - noun Any plant of several tropical American species of Smilax.
  • Sarsaparillin Dictionary S - noun See Parillin.
  • Sarse Dictionary S - noun A fine sieve; a searce.
  • Sarsen Dictionary S - noun One of the large sandstone blocks scattered over the English chalk downs; - called also sarsen stone, and Druid stone.
  • Sarsenet Dictionary S - noun See Sarcenet.
  • Sart Dictionary S - noun An assart, or clearing.
  • Sartorial Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a tailor or his work.
  • Sartorius Dictionary S - noun A muscle of the thigh, called the tailor's muscle, which arises from the hip bone and is inserted just below the knee. So named because its contraction was supposed to produce the position of the legs assumed by the tailor in sitting.
  • Sarum use Dictionary S - A liturgy, or use, put forth about 1087 by St. Osmund, bishop of Sarum, based on Anglo-Saxon and Norman customs.
  • Sash Dictionary S - noun A scarf or band worn about the waist, over the shoulder, or otherwise; a belt; a girdle, - worn by women and children as an ornament; also worn as a badge of distinction by military officers, members of societies, etc.
  • Sashed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sash.
  • Sashing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sash.
  • Sashery Dictionary S - noun A collection of sashes; ornamentation by means of sashes.
  • Sashoon Dictionary S - noun A kind of pad worn on the leg under the boot.
  • Sasin Dictionary S - noun The Indian antelope (Antilope bezoartica, / cervicapra), noted for its beauty and swiftness. It has long, spiral, divergent horns.
  • Sassaby Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sassabye.
  • Sassabye Dictionary S - noun A large African antelope (Alcelaphus lunata), similar to the hartbeest, but having its horns regularly curved.
  • Sassafras Dictionary S - noun An American tree of the Laurel family (Sassafras officinale); also, the bark of the roots, which has an aromatic smell and taste.
  • Sassanage Dictionary S - noun Stones left after sifting.
  • Sassarara Dictionary S - noun A word used to emphasize a statement.
  • Sasse Dictionary S - noun A sluice or lock, as in a river, to make it more navigable.
  • Sassenach Dictionary S - noun A Saxon; an Englishman; a Lowlander.
  • Sassolin Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sassoline.
  • Sassoline Dictionary S - noun Native boric acid, found in saline incrustations on the borders of hot springs near Sasso, in the territory of Florence.
  • Sassorol Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sassorolla.
  • Sassorolla Dictionary S - noun The rock pigeon. See under Pigeon.
  • Sassy bark Dictionary S - The bark of a West African leguminous tree (Erythrophlaeum Guineense, used by the natives as an ordeal poison, and also medicinally; - called also mancona bark.
  • Sastra Dictionary S - noun Same as Shaster.
  • Sat Dictionary S - imp. of Sit.
  • Satan Dictionary S - noun The grand adversary of man; the Devil, or Prince of darkness; the chief of the fallen angels; the archfiend.
  • Satanic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Satanical.
  • Satanical Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Satan; having the qualities of Satan; resembling Satan; extremely malicious or wicked; devilish; infernal.
  • Satanism Dictionary S - noun The evil and malicious disposition of Satan; a diabolical spirit.
  • Satanist Dictionary S - noun A very wicked person.
  • Satanophany Dictionary S - noun An incarnation of Satan; a being possessed by a demon.
  • Satchel Dictionary S - noun A little sack or bag for carrying papers, books, or small articles of wearing apparel; a hand bag.
  • Sated Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sate.
  • Sating Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sate.
  • Sate Dictionary S - verb transitive To satisfy the desire or appetite of; to satiate; to glut; to surfeit.
  • Sateen Dictionary S - noun A kind of dress goods made of cotton or woolen, with a glossy surface resembling satin.
  • Sateless Dictionary S - adjective Insatiable.
  • Satellite Dictionary S - noun An attendant attached to a prince or other powerful person; hence, an obsequious dependent.
  • Satellitious Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, or consisting of, satellites.
  • Sathanas Dictionary S - noun Satan.
  • Satiate Dictionary S - adjective Filled to satiety; glutted; sated; - followed by with or of.
  • Satiated Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Satiate.
  • Satiating Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Satiate.
  • Satiation Dictionary S - noun Satiety.
  • Satiety Dictionary S - noun The state of being satiated or glutted; fullness of gratification, either of the appetite or of any sensual desire; fullness beyond desire; an excess of gratification which excites wearisomeness or loathing; repletion; satiation.
  • Satin Dictionary S - noun A silk cloth, of a thick, close texture, and overshot woof, which has a glossy surface.
  • Satinet Dictionary S - noun A thin kind of satin.
  • Satinwood Dictionary S - noun The hard, lemon-colored, fragrant wood of an East Indian tree (Chloroxylon Swietenia). It takes a lustrous finish, and is used in cabinetwork. The name is also given to the wood of a species of prickly ash (Xanthoxylum Caribaeum) growing in Florida and the West Indies.
  • Satiny Dictionary S - adjective Like or composed of satin; glossy; as, to have a satiny appearance; a satiny texture.
  • Sation Dictionary S - noun A sowing or planting.
  • Satire Dictionary S - adjective A composition, generally poetical, holding up vice or folly to reprobation; a keen or severe exposure of what in public or private morals deserves rebuke; an invective poem; as, the Satires of Juvenal.
  • Satiric Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Satirical.
  • Satirical Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to satire; of the nature of satire; as, a satiric style.
  • Satirist Dictionary S - noun One who satirizes; especially, one who writes satire.
  • Satirized Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Satirize.
  • Satirizing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Satirize.
  • Satirize Dictionary S - verb transitive To make the object of satire; to attack with satire; to censure with keenness or severe sarcasm.
  • Satisfaction Dictionary S - noun The act of satisfying, or the state of being satisfied; gratification of desire; contentment in possession and enjoyment; repose of mind resulting from compliance with its desires or demands.
  • Satisfactive Dictionary S - adjective Satisfactory.
  • Satisfactory Dictionary S - adjective Giving or producing satisfaction; yielding content; especially, relieving the mind from doubt or uncertainty, and enabling it to rest with confidence; sufficient; as, a satisfactory account or explanation.
  • Satisfiable Dictionary S - adjective That may be satisfied.
  • Satisfier Dictionary S - noun One who satisfies.
  • Satisfied Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Satisfy.
  • Satisfying Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Satisfy.
  • Satisfy Dictionary S - adjective In general, to fill up the measure of a want of (a person or a thing); hence, to grafity fully the desire of; to make content; to supply to the full, or so far as to give contentment with what is wished for.
  • Satisfyingly Dictionary S - adverb So as to satisfy; satisfactorily.
  • Sative Dictionary S - adjective Sown; propagated by seed.
  • Satle Dictionary S - verb transitive & intransitive To settle.
  • Satrap Dictionary S - noun The governor of a province in ancient Persia; hence, a petty autocrat despot.
  • Satrapal Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a satrap, or a satrapy.
  • Satrapess Dictionary S - noun A female satrap.
  • Satrapical Dictionary S - adjective Satrapal.
  • Satrapies Dictionary S - pleural of Satrapy.
  • Satrapy Dictionary S - noun The government or jurisdiction of a satrap; a principality.
  • Satsuma ware Dictionary S - A kind of ornamental hard-glazed pottery made at Satsuma in Kiushu, one of the Japanese islands.
  • Saturable Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being saturated; admitting of saturation.
  • Saturant Dictionary S - adjective Impregnating to the full; saturating.
  • Saturated Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Saturate.
  • Saturating Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Saturate.
  • Saturate Dictionary S - verb transitive To cause to become completely penetrated, impregnated, or soaked; to fill fully; to sate.
  • Saturation Dictionary S - noun The act of saturating, or the state of being saturating; complete penetration or impregnation.
  • Saturator Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, saturates.
  • Saturday Dictionary S - noun The seventh or last day of the week; the day following Friday and preceding Sunday.
  • Saturity Dictionary S - noun The state of being saturated; fullness of supply.
  • Saturn Dictionary S - noun One of the elder and principal deities, the son of Coelus and Terra (Heaven and Earth), and the father of Jupiter. The corresponding Greek divinity was Kro`nos, later CHro`nos, Time.
  • Saturnalia Dictionary S - noun plural The festival of Saturn, celebrated in December, originally during one day, but afterward during seven days, as a period of unrestrained license and merriment for all classes, extending even to the slaves.
  • Saturnalian Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the Saturnalia.
  • Saturnian Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Saturn, whose age or reign, from the mildness and wisdom of his government, is called the golden age.
  • Saturnicentric Dictionary S - adjective Appearing as if seen from the center of the planet Saturn; relating or referred to Saturn as a center.
  • Saturnine Dictionary S - adjective Born under, or influenced by, the planet Saturn.
  • Saturnism Dictionary S - noun Plumbism.
  • Saturnist Dictionary S - noun A person of a dull, grave, gloomy temperament.
  • Satyr Dictionary S - noun A sylvan deity or demigod, represented as part man and part goat, and characterized by riotous merriment and lasciviousness.
  • Satyriasis Dictionary S - noun Immoderate venereal appetite in the male.
  • Satyric Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Satyrical.
  • Satyrical Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to satyrs; burlesque; as, satyric tragedy.
  • Satyrion Dictionary S - noun Any one of several kinds of orchids.
  • Sauba ant Dictionary S - A South American ant (Oecodoma cephalotes) remarkable for having two large kinds of workers besides the ordinary ones, and for the immense size of its formicaries. The sauba ant cuts off leaves of plants and carries them into its subterranean nests, and thus often does great damage by defoliating trees and cultivated plants.
  • Sauce Dictionary S - noun A composition of condiments and appetizing ingredients eaten with food as a relish; especially, a dressing for meat or fish or for puddings; as, mint sauce; sweet sauce, etc.
  • Sauced Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sauce.
  • Saucing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sauce.
  • Sauce-alone Dictionary S - noun Jack-by-the-hedge. See under Jack.
  • Saucebox Dictionary S - noun A saucy, impudent person; especially, a pert child.
  • Saucepan Dictionary S - noun A small pan with a handle, in which sauce is prepared over a fire; a stewpan.
  • Saucer Dictionary S - noun A small pan or vessel in which sauce was set on a table.
  • Saucily Dictionary S - adverb In a saucy manner; impudently; with impertinent boldness.
  • Sauciness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being saucy; that which is saucy; impertinent boldness; contempt of superiors; impudence.
  • Saucisson Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Saucisse.
  • Saucisse Dictionary S - noun A long and slender pipe or bag, made of cloth well pitched, or of leather, filled with powder, and used to communicate fire to mines, caissons, bomb chests, etc.
  • Saucy Dictionary S - superlative Showing impertinent boldness or pertness; transgressing the rules of decorum; treating superiors with contempt; impudent; insolent; as, a saucy fellow.
  • Sauerkraut Dictionary S - noun Cabbage cut fine and allowed to ferment in a brine made of its own juice with salt, - a German dish.
  • Sauf Dictionary S - adjective Safe.
  • Saufly Dictionary S - adverb Safely.
  • Sauger Dictionary S - noun An American fresh-water food fish (Stizostedion Canadense); - called also gray pike, blue pike, hornfish, land pike, sand pike, pickering, and pickerel.
  • Saugh Dictionary S - Alt. of Sauh.
  • Sauh Dictionary S - imp. sing. of See.
  • Sauks Dictionary S - noun plural Same as Sacs.
  • Saul Dictionary S - noun Soul.
  • Saulie Dictionary S - noun A hired mourner at a funeral.
  • Sault Dictionary S - noun A rapid in some rivers; as, the Sault Ste. Marie.
  • Saunders Dictionary S - noun See Sandress.
  • Saunders-blue Dictionary S - noun A kind of color prepared from calcined lapis lazuli; ultramarine; also, a blue prepared from carbonate of copper.
  • Sauntered Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Saunter.
  • Sauntering Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Saunter.
  • Saunter Dictionary S - noun & verb To wander or walk about idly and in a leisurely or lazy manner; to lounge; to stroll; to loiter.
  • Saunterer Dictionary S - noun One who saunters.
  • Saur Dictionary S - noun Soil; dirt; dirty water; urine from a cowhouse.
  • Saurel Dictionary S - noun Any carangoid fish of the genus Trachurus, especially T. trachurus, or T. saurus, of Europe and America, and T. picturatus of California. Called also skipjack, and horse mackerel.
  • Sauria Dictionary S - noun plural A division of Reptilia formerly established to include the Lacertilia, Crocodilia, Dinosauria, and other groups. By some writers the name is restricted to the Lacertilia.
  • Saurian Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to, or of the nature of, the Sauria.
  • Saurioid Dictionary S - adjective Same as Sauroid.
  • Saurobatrachia Dictionary S - noun plural The Urodela.
  • Saurognathous Dictionary S - adjective Having the bones of the palate arranged as in saurians, the vomer consisting of two lateral halves, as in the woodpeckers (Pici).
  • Sauroid Dictionary S - adjective Like or pertaining to the saurians.
  • Sauroidichnite Dictionary S - noun The fossil track of a saurian.
  • Sauropoda Dictionary S - noun plural An extinct order of herbivorous dinosaurs having the feet of a saurian type, instead of birdlike, as they are in many dinosaurs. It includes the largest known land animals, belonging to Brontosaurus, Camarasaurus, and allied genera. See Illustration in Appendix.
  • Sauropsida Dictionary S - noun plural A comprehensive group of vertebrates, comprising the reptiles and birds.
  • Sauropterygia Dictionary S - noun plural Same as Plesiosauria.
  • Saururae Dictionary S - noun plural An extinct order of birds having a long vertebrated tail with quills along each side of it. Archaeopteryx is the type. See Archaeopteryx, and Odontornithes.
  • Sauries Dictionary S - pleural of Saury.
  • Saury Dictionary S - noun A slender marine fish (Scomberesox saurus) of Europe and America. It has long, thin, beaklike jaws. Called also billfish, gowdnook, gawnook, skipper, skipjack, skopster, lizard fish, and Egypt herring.
  • Sausage Dictionary S - noun An article of food consisting of meat (esp. pork) minced and highly seasoned, and inclosed in a cylindrical case or skin usually made of the prepared intestine of some animal.
  • Sauseflem Dictionary S - adjective Having a red, pimpled face.
  • Saussurite Dictionary S - noun A tough, compact mineral, of a white, greenish, or grayish color. It is near zoisite in composition, and in part, at least, has been produced by the alteration of feldspar.
  • Saut Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Saute.
  • Saute Dictionary S - noun An assault.
  • Sauter Dictionary S - verb transitive To fry lightly and quickly, as meat, by turning or tossing it over frequently in a hot pan greased with a little fat.
  • Sauterelle Dictionary S - noun An instrument used by masons and others to trace and form angles.
  • Sauterne Dictionary S - noun A white wine made in the district of Sauterne, France.
  • Sautrie Dictionary S - noun Psaltery.
  • Sauvegarde Dictionary S - noun The monitor.
  • Savable Dictionary S - adjective Capable of, or admitting of, being saved.
  • Savableness Dictionary S - noun Capability of being saved.
  • Savacioun Dictionary S - noun Salvation.
  • Savage Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; wild; as, a savage wilderness.
  • Savagely Dictionary S - adverb In a savage manner.
  • Savageness Dictionary S - noun The state or quality of being savage.
  • Savagery Dictionary S - noun The state of being savage; savageness; savagism.
  • Savagism Dictionary S - noun The state of being savage; the state of rude, uncivilized men, or of men in their native wildness and rudeness.
  • Savanilla Dictionary S - noun The tarpum.
  • Savanna Dictionary S - noun A tract of level land covered with the vegetable growth usually found in a damp soil and warm climate, - as grass or reeds, - but destitute of trees.
  • Savants Dictionary S - pleural of Savant.
  • Savant Dictionary S - adjective A man of learning; one versed in literature or science; a person eminent for acquirements.
  • Save Dictionary S - noun The herb sage, or salvia.
  • Saved Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Save.
  • Saving Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Save.
  • Saveable Dictionary S - adjective See Savable.
  • Save-all Dictionary S - noun Anything which saves fragments, or prevents waste or loss.
  • Saveloy Dictionary S - noun A kind of dried sausage.
  • Savely Dictionary S - adverb Safely.
  • Savement Dictionary S - noun The act of saving.
  • Saver Dictionary S - noun One who saves.
  • Savin Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Savine.
  • Savine Dictionary S - noun A coniferous shrub (Juniperus Sabina) of Western Asia, occasionally found also in the northern parts of the United States and in British America. It is a compact bush, with dark-colored foliage, and produces small berries having a glaucous bloom. Its bitter, acrid tops are sometimes used in medicine for gout, amenorrhoea, etc.
  • Savingly Dictionary S - adverb In a saving manner; with frugality or parsimony.
  • Savingness Dictionary S - noun The quality of being saving; carefulness not to expend money uselessly; frugality; parsimony.
  • Savior Dictionary S - verb One who saves, preserves, or delivers from destruction or danger.
  • Savioress Dictionary S - noun A female savior.
  • Savor Dictionary S - adjective That property of a thing which affects the organs of taste or smell; taste and odor; flavor; relish; scent; as, the savor of an orange or a rose; an ill savor.
  • Savored Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Savor.
  • Savoring Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Savor.
  • Savorily Dictionary S - adverb In a savory manner.
  • Savoriness Dictionary S - noun The quality of being savory.
  • Savorless Dictionary S - adjective Having no savor; destitute of smell or of taste; insipid.
  • Savorly Dictionary S - adjective Savory.
  • Savorous Dictionary S - noun Having a savor; savory.
  • Savory Dictionary S - adjective Pleasing to the organs of taste or smell.
  • Savoy Dictionary S - noun A variety of the common cabbage (Brassica oleracea major), having curled leaves, - much cultivated for winter use.
  • Savoyard Dictionary S - noun A native or inhabitant of Savoy.
  • Saw Dictionary S - imp. of See.
  • Sawed Dictionary S - imperative of Saw.
  • Sawn Dictionary S - of Saw.
  • Sawing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Saw.
  • Sawarra nut Dictionary S - See Souari nut.
  • Sawbelly Dictionary S - noun The alewife.
  • Sawbill Dictionary S - noun The merganser.
  • Sawbones Dictionary S - noun A nickname for a surgeon.
  • Sawbuck Dictionary S - noun A sawhorse.
  • Sawceflem Dictionary S - adjective See Sauseflem.
  • Sawder Dictionary S - noun A corrupt spelling and pronunciation of solder.
  • Sawdust Dictionary S - noun Dust or small fragments of wood (or of stone, etc.) made by the cutting of a saw.
  • Sawer Dictionary S - noun One who saws; a sawyer.
  • Sawfish Dictionary S - noun Any one of several species of elasmobranch fishes of the genus Pristis. They have a sharklike form, but are more nearly allied to the rays. The flattened and much elongated snout has a row of stout toothlike structures inserted along each edge, forming a sawlike organ with which it mutilates or kills its prey.
  • Sawfly Dictionary S - noun Any one of numerous species of hymenopterous insects belonging to the family Tenthredinidae. The female usually has an ovipositor containing a pair of sawlike organs with which she makes incisions in the leaves or stems of plants in which to lay the eggs. The larvae resemble those of Lepidoptera.
  • Sawhorse Dictionary S - noun A kind of rack, shaped like a double St. Andrew's cross, on which sticks of wood are laid for sawing by hand; - called also buck, and sawbuck.
  • Sawmill Dictionary S - noun A mill for sawing, especially one for sawing timber or lumber.
  • Sawneb Dictionary S - noun A merganser.
  • Saw palmetto Dictionary S - See under Palmetto.
  • Saw-set Dictionary S - noun An instrument used to set or turn the teeth of a saw a little sidewise, that they may make a kerf somewhat wider than the thickness of the blade, to prevent friction; - called also saw-wrest.
  • Sawtooth Dictionary S - noun An arctic seal (Lobodon carcinophaga), having the molars serrated; - called also crab-eating seal.
  • Saw-toothed Dictionary S - adjective Having a tooth or teeth like those of a saw; serrate.
  • Sawtry Dictionary S - noun A psaltery.
  • Saw-whet Dictionary S - noun A small North American owl (Nyctale Acadica), destitute of ear tufts and having feathered toes; - called also Acadian owl.
  • Saw-wort Dictionary S - noun Any plant of the composite genus Serratula; - so named from the serrated leaves of most of the species.
  • Saw-wrest Dictionary S - noun See Saw-set.
  • Sawyer Dictionary S - noun One whose occupation is to saw timber into planks or boards, or to saw wood for fuel; a sawer.
  • Sax Dictionary S - noun A kind of chopping instrument for trimming the edges of roofing slates.
  • Saxatile Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to rocks; living among rocks; as, a saxatile plant.
  • Saxhorn Dictionary S - noun A name given to a numerous family of brass wind instruments with valves, invented by Antoine Joseph Adolphe Sax (known as Adolphe Sax), of Belgium and Paris, and much used in military bands and in orchestras.
  • saxicavas Dictionary S - pleural of Saxicava.
  • Saxicavae Dictionary S - pleural of Saxicava.
  • Saxicava Dictionary S - noun Any species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Saxicava. Some of the species are noted for their power of boring holes in limestone and similar rocks.
  • Saxicavid Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the saxicavas.
  • Saxicavous Dictionary S - adjective Boring, or hollowing out, rocks; - said of certain mollusks which live in holes which they burrow in rocks. See Illust. of Lithodomus.
  • Saxicoline Dictionary S - adjective Stone-inhabiting; pertaining to, or having the characteristics of, the stonechats.
  • Saxicolous Dictionary S - adjective Growing on rocks.
  • Saxifraga Dictionary S - noun A genus of exogenous polypetalous plants, embracing about one hundred and eighty species. See Saxifrage.
  • Saxifragaceous Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Saxifragaceae) of which saxifrage is the type. The order includes also the alum root, the hydrangeas, the mock orange, currants and gooseberries, and many other plants.
  • Saxifragant Dictionary S - adjective Breaking or destroying stones; saxifragous.
  • Saxifrage Dictionary S - noun Any plant of the genus Saxifraga, mostly perennial herbs growing in crevices of rocks in mountainous regions.
  • Saxifragous Dictionary S - adjective Dissolving stone, especially dissolving stone in the bladder.
  • Saxon Dictionary S - noun One of a nation or people who formerly dwelt in the northern part of Germany, and who, with other Teutonic tribes, invaded and conquered England in the fifth and sixth centuries.
  • Saxonic Dictionary S - adjective Relating to the Saxons or Anglo- Saxons.
  • Saxonism Dictionary S - noun An idiom of the Saxon or Anglo-Saxon language.
  • Saxonist Dictionary S - noun One versed in the Saxon language.
  • Saxonite Dictionary S - noun See Mountain soap, under Mountain.
  • Saxophone Dictionary S - noun A wind instrument of brass, containing a reed, and partaking of the qualities both of a brass instrument and of a clarinet.
  • Sax-tuba Dictionary S - noun A powerful instrument of brass, curved somewhat like the Roman buccina, or tuba.
  • Say Dictionary S - imperative Saw.
  • Saying Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Say.
  • Sayer Dictionary S - noun One who says; an utterer.
  • Sayette Dictionary S - noun A mixed stuff, called also sagathy. See Sagathy.
  • Sayman Dictionary S - noun One who assays.
  • Saymaster Dictionary S - noun A master of assay; one who tries or proves.
  • Saynd Dictionary S - p. p. of Senge, to singe.
  • 'Sblood Dictionary S - interjection An abbreviation of God's blood; - used as an oath.
  • Scab Dictionary S - noun An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed by the drying up of the discharge from the diseased part.
  • Scabbed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scab.
  • Scabbing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scab.
  • Scabbard Dictionary S - noun The case in which the blade of a sword, dagger, etc., is kept; a sheath.
  • Scabbard plane Dictionary S - See Scaleboard plane, under Scaleboard.
  • Scabbedness Dictionary S - noun Scabbiness.
  • Scabbily Dictionary S - adverb In a scabby manner.
  • Scabbiness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being scabby.
  • Scabble Dictionary S - verb transitive See Scapple.
  • Scabby Dictionary S - superlative Affected with scabs; full of scabs.
  • Scabies Dictionary S - noun The itch.
  • Scabious Dictionary S - adjective Consisting of scabs; rough; itchy; leprous; as, scabious eruptions.
  • Scabling Dictionary S - noun A fragment or chip of stone.
  • Scabredity Dictionary S - noun Roughness; ruggedness.
  • Scabrous Dictionary S - adjective Rough to the touch, like a file; having small raised dots, scales, or points; scabby; scurfy; scaly.
  • Scabrousness Dictionary S - noun The quality of being scabrous.
  • Scabwort Dictionary S - noun Elecampane.
  • Scad Dictionary S - noun A small carangoid fish (Trachurus saurus) abundant on the European coast, and less common on the American. The name is applied also to several allied species.
  • Scaffold Dictionary S - noun A temporary structure of timber, boards, etc., for various purposes, as for supporting workmen and materials in building, for exhibiting a spectacle upon, for holding the spectators at a show, etc.
  • Scaffoldage Dictionary S - noun A scaffold.
  • Scaffolding Dictionary S - noun A scaffold; a supporting framework; as, the scaffolding of the body.
  • Scaglia Dictionary S - noun A reddish variety of limestone.
  • Scagliola Dictionary S - noun An imitation of any veined and ornamental stone, as marble, formed by a substratum of finely ground gypsum mixed with glue, the surface of which, while soft, is variegated with splinters of marble, spar, granite, etc., and subsequently colored and polished.
  • Scalae Dictionary S - pleural of Scala.
  • Scala Dictionary S - noun A machine formerly employed for reducing dislocations of the humerus.
  • Scalable Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being scaled.
  • Scalade Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Scalado.
  • Scalado Dictionary S - noun See Escalade.
  • Scalar Dictionary S - noun In the quaternion analysis, a quantity that has magnitude, but not direction; - distinguished from a vector, which has both magnitude and direction.
  • Scalaria Dictionary S - noun Any one of numerous species of marine gastropods of the genus Scalaria, or family Scalaridae, having elongated spiral turreted shells, with rounded whorls, usually crossed by ribs or varices. The color is generally white or pale. Called also ladder shell, and wentletrap. See Ptenoglossa, and Wentletrap.
  • Scalariform Dictionary S - adjective Resembling a ladder in form or appearance; having transverse bars or markings like the rounds of a ladder; as, the scalariform cells and scalariform pits in some plants.
  • Scalary Dictionary S - adjective Resembling a ladder; formed with steps.
  • Scalawag Dictionary S - noun A scamp; a scapegrace.
  • Scalded Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scald.
  • Scalding Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scald.
  • Scald Dictionary S - verb transitive To burn with hot liquid or steam; to pain or injure by contact with, or immersion in, any hot fluid; as, to scald the hand.
  • Scalder Dictionary S - noun A Scandinavian poet; a scald.
  • Scaldfish Dictionary S - noun A European flounder (Arnoglossus laterna, or Psetta arnoglossa); - called also megrim, and smooth sole.
  • Scaldic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the scalds of the Norsemen; as, scaldic poetry.
  • Scale Dictionary S - noun The dish of a balance; hence, the balance itself; an instrument or machine for weighing; as, to turn the scale; - chiefly used in the plural when applied to the whole instrument or apparatus for weighing. Also used figuratively.
  • Scaled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scale.
  • Scaling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scale.
  • Scaleback Dictionary S - noun Any one of numerous species of marine annelids of the family Polynoidae, and allies, which have two rows of scales, or elytra, along the back. See Illust. under Chaetopoda.
  • Scalebeam Dictionary S - noun The lever or beam of a balance; the lever of a platform scale, to which the poise for weighing is applied.
  • Scaleboard Dictionary S - noun A thin slip of wood used to justify a page.
  • Scaleless Dictionary S - adjective Destitute of scales.
  • Scalene Dictionary S - adjective Having the sides and angles unequal; - said of a triangle.
  • Scalenohedral Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a scalenohedron.
  • Scalenohedron Dictionary S - noun A pyramidal form under the rhombohedral system, inclosed by twelve faces, each a scalene triangle.
  • Scaler Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, scales; specifically, a dentist's instrument for removing tartar from the teeth.
  • Scale-winged Dictionary S - adjective Having the wings covered with small scalelike structures, as the Lepidoptera; scaly-winged.
  • Scaliness Dictionary S - noun The state of being scaly; roughness.
  • Scaliola Dictionary S - noun Same as Scagliola.
  • Scall Dictionary S - adjective A scurf or scabby disease, especially of the scalp.
  • Scalled Dictionary S - adjective Scabby; scurfy; scall.
  • Scallion Dictionary S - noun A kind of small onion (Allium Ascalonicum), native of Palestine; the eschalot, or shallot.
  • Scallop Dictionary S - noun Any one of numerous species of marine bivalve mollusks of the genus Pecten and allied genera of the family Pectinidae. The shell is usually radially ribbed, and the edge is therefore often undulated in a characteristic manner. The large adductor muscle of some the species is much used as food. One species (Vola Jacobaeus) occurs on the coast of Palestine, and its shell was formerly worn by pilgrims as a mark that they had been to the Holy Land. Called also fan shell. See Pecten, 2.
  • Scalloped Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scallop.
  • Scalloping Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scallop.
  • Scalloper Dictionary S - noun One who fishes for scallops.
  • Scalp Dictionary S - noun A bed of oysters or mussels.
  • Scalped Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scalp.
  • Scalping Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scalp.
  • Scalpel Dictionary S - noun A small knife with a thin, keen blade, - used by surgeons, and in dissecting.
  • Scalper Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, scalps.
  • Scalpriform Dictionary S - adjective Shaped like a chisel; as, the scalpriform incisors of rodents.
  • Scaly Dictionary S - adjective Covered or abounding with scales; as, a scaly fish.
  • Scaly-winged Dictionary S - adjective Scale-winged.
  • Scambled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scamble.
  • Scambling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scamble.
  • Scamble Dictionary S - intransitive verb To move awkwardly; to be shuffling, irregular, or unsteady; to sprawl; to shamble.
  • Scambler Dictionary S - noun 1. One who scambles.
  • Scamblingly Dictionary S - adverb In a scambling manner; with turbulence and noise; with bold intrusiveness.
  • Scamell Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Scammel.
  • Scammel Dictionary S - noun The female bar-tailed godwit.
  • Scamilli Dictionary S - pleural of Scamillus.
  • Scamillus Dictionary S - noun A sort of second plinth or block, below the bases of Ionic and Corinthian columns, generally without moldings, and of smaller size horizontally than the pedestal.
  • Scammoniate Dictionary S - adjective Made from scammony; as, a scammoniate aperient.
  • Scammony Dictionary S - noun A species of bindweed or Convolvulus (C. Scammonia).
  • Scamp Dictionary S - noun A rascal; a swindler; a rogue.
  • Scampavia Dictionary S - noun A long, low war galley used by the Neapolitans and Sicilians in the early part of the nineteenth century.
  • Scampered Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scamper.
  • Scampering Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scamper.
  • Scamper Dictionary S - verb transitive To run with speed; to run or move in a quick, hurried manner; to hasten away.
  • Scamperer Dictionary S - noun One who scampers.
  • Scampish Dictionary S - adjective Of or like a scamp; knavish; as, scampish conduct.
  • Scanned Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scan.
  • Scanning Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scan.
  • Scan Dictionary S - verb transitive To mount by steps; to go through with step by step.
  • , a , or an . PCP. It is presumably an older spelling of scanned. -2. Dictionary S - Specifically (Pros.), to go through with, as a verse, marking and distinguishing the feet of which it is composed; to show, in reading, the metrical structure of; to recite metrically.
  • , a , or an . PCP. It is presumably an older spelling of scanned. -2. Specifically Dictionary S - Pros., to go through with, as a verse, marking and distinguishing the feet of which it is composed; to show, in reading, the metrical structure of; to recite metrically () To go over and examine point by point; to examine with care; to look closely at or into; to scrutinize.
  • Scandal Dictionary S - noun Offense caused or experienced; reproach or reprobation called forth by what is regarded as wrong, criminal, heinous, or flagrant: opprobrium or disgrace.
  • Scandalized Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scandalize.
  • Scandalizing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scandalize.
  • Scandalize Dictionary S - verb transitive To offend the feelings or the conscience of (a person) by some action which is considered immoral or criminal; to bring shame, disgrace, or reproach upon.
  • Scandalous Dictionary S - adjective Giving offense to the conscience or moral feelings; exciting reprobation; calling out condemnation.
  • Scandalously Dictionary S - adverb In a manner to give offense; shamefully.
  • Scandalousness Dictionary S - noun Quality of being scandalous.
  • Scandalum magnatum Dictionary S - A defamatory speech or writing published to the injury of a person of dignity; - usually abbreviated scan. mag.
  • Scandent Dictionary S - adjective Climbing.
  • Scandia Dictionary S - noun A chemical earth, the oxide of scandium.
  • Scandic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to scandium; derived from, or containing, scandium.
  • Scandinavian Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Scandinavia, that is, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
  • Scandium Dictionary S - noun A rare metallic element of the boron group, whose existence was predicted under the provisional name ekaboron by means of the periodic law, and subsequently discovered by spectrum analysis in certain rare Scandinavian minerals (euxenite and gadolinite). It has not yet been isolated. Symbol Sc. Atomic weight 44.
  • Scansion Dictionary S - noun The act of scanning; distinguishing the metrical feet of a verse by emphasis, pauses, or otherwise.
  • Scansores Dictionary S - noun plural An artifical group of birds formerly regarded as an order. They are distributed among several orders by modern ornithologists.
  • Scansorial Dictionary S - adjective Capable of climbing; as, the woodpecker is a scansorial bird; adapted for climbing; as, a scansorial foot.
  • Scant Dictionary S - superlative Not full, large, or plentiful; scarcely sufficient; less than is wanted for the purpose; scanty; meager; not enough; as, a scant allowance of provisions or water; a scant pattern of cloth for a garment.
  • Scanted Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scant.
  • Scanting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scant.
  • Scantily Dictionary S - adverb In a scanty manner; not fully; not plentifully; sparingly; parsimoniously.
  • Scantiness Dictionary S - noun Quality or condition of being scanty.
  • Scantle Dictionary S - intransitive verb To be deficient; to fail.
  • Scantlet Dictionary S - noun A small pattern; a small quantity.
  • Scantling Dictionary S - adjective Not plentiful; small; scanty.
  • Scantly Dictionary S - adverb In a scant manner; not fully or sufficiently; narrowly; penuriously.
  • Scantness Dictionary S - noun The quality or condition of being scant; narrowness; smallness; insufficiency; scantiness.
  • Scanty Dictionary S - adjective Wanting amplitude or extent; narrow; small; not abundant.
  • Scape Dictionary S - noun A peduncle rising from the ground or from a subterranean stem, as in the stemless violets, the bloodroot, and the like.
  • Scaped Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scape.
  • Scaping Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scape.
  • Scapegallows Dictionary S - noun One who has narrowly escaped the gallows for his crimes.
  • Scapegoat Dictionary S - noun A goat upon whose head were symbolically placed the sins of the people, after which he was suffered to escape into the wilderness.
  • Scapegrace Dictionary S - noun A graceless, unprincipled person; one who is wild and reckless.
  • Scapeless Dictionary S - adjective Destitute of a scape.
  • Scapement Dictionary S - verb Same as Escapement, 3.
  • Scape-wheel Dictionary S - noun The wheel in an escapement (as of a clock or a watch) into the teeth of which the pallets play.
  • Scaphander Dictionary S - noun The case, or impermeable apparel, in which a diver can work while under water.
  • Scaphism Dictionary S - noun An ancient mode of punishing criminals among the Persians, by confining the victim in a trough, with his head and limbs smeared with honey or the like, and exposed to the sun and to insects until he died.
  • Scaphite Dictionary S - noun Any fossil cephalopod shell of the genus Scaphites, belonging to the Ammonite family and having a chambered boat-shaped shell. Scaphites are found in the Cretaceous formation.
  • Scaphocephalic Dictionary S - adjective Of, pertaining to, or affected with, scaphocephaly.
  • Scaphocephaly Dictionary S - noun A deformed condition of the skull, in which the vault is narrow, elongated, and more or less boat-shaped.
  • Scaphocerite Dictionary S - noun A flattened plate or scale attached to the second joint of the antennae of many Crustacea.
  • Scaphognathite Dictionary S - noun A thin leafike appendage (the exopodite) of the second maxilla of decapod crustaceans. It serves as a pumping organ to draw the water through the gill cavity.
  • Scaphoid Dictionary S - adjective Resembling a boat in form; boat-shaped.
  • Scapholunar Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the scaphoid and lunar bones of the carpus.
  • Scaphopda Dictionary S - noun plural A class of marine cephalate Mollusca having a tubular shell open at both ends, a pointed or spadelike foot for burrowing, and many long, slender, prehensile oral tentacles. It includes Dentalium, or the tooth shells, and other similar shells. Called also Prosopocephala, and Solenoconcha.
  • Scapiform Dictionary S - adjective Resembling a scape, or flower stem.
  • Scapolite Dictionary S - noun A grayish white mineral occuring in tetragonal crystals and in cleavable masses. It is essentially a silicate of alumina and soda.
  • Scapple Dictionary S - verb transitive To work roughly, or shape without finishing, as stone before leaving the quarry.
  • Scapulae Dictionary S - pleural of Scapula.
  • Scapulas Dictionary S - pleural of Scapula.
  • Scapula Dictionary S - noun The principal bone of the shoulder girdle in mammals; the shoulder blade.
  • Scapular Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the scapula or the shoulder.
  • Scapulary Dictionary S - noun A loose sleeveless vestment falling in front and behind, worn by certain religious orders and devout persons.
  • Scapulet Dictionary S - noun A secondary mouth fold developed at the base of each of the armlike lobes of the manubrium of many rhizostome medusae. See Illustration in Appendix.
  • Scapulo- Dictionary S - A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with, or relation to, the scapula or the shoulder; as, the scapulo-clavicular articulation, the articulation between the scapula and clavicle.
  • Scapus Dictionary S - noun See 1st Scape.
  • Scar Dictionary S - noun A mark in the skin or flesh of an animal, made by a wound or ulcer, and remaining after the wound or ulcer is healed; a cicatrix; a mark left by a previous injury; a blemish; a disfigurement.
  • Scarred Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scar.
  • Scarring Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scar.
  • Scarab Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Scarabee.
  • Scarabee Dictionary S - noun Any one of numerous species of lamellicorn beetles of the genus Scarabaeus, or family Scarabaeidae, especially the sacred, or Egyptian, species (Scarabaeus sacer, and S. Egyptiorum).
  • Scarabaeus Dictionary S - noun Same as Scarab.
  • Scaraboid Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the family Scarabaeidae, an extensive group which includes the Egyptian scarab, the tumbledung, and many similar lamellicorn beetles.
  • Scaramouch Dictionary S - noun A personage in the old Italian comedy (derived from Spain) characterized by great boastfulness and poltroonery; hence, a person of like characteristics; a buffoon.
  • Scarce Dictionary S - superlative Not plentiful or abundant; in small quantity in proportion to the demand; not easily to be procured; rare; uncommon.
  • Scarcely Dictionary S - adverb With difficulty; hardly; scantly; barely; but just.
  • Scarcement Dictionary S - noun An offset where a wall or bank of earth, etc., retreats, leaving a shelf or footing.
  • Scarceness Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Scarcity.
  • Scarcity Dictionary S - noun The quality or condition of being scarce; smallness of quantity in proportion to the wants or demands; deficiency; lack of plenty; short supply; penury; as, a scarcity of grain; a great scarcity of beauties.
  • Scard Dictionary S - noun A shard or fragment.
  • Scared Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scare.
  • Scaring Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scare.
  • Scare Dictionary S - verb transitive To frighten; to strike with sudden fear; to alarm.
  • Scarecrow Dictionary S - noun Anything set up to frighten crows or other birds from cornfields; hence, anything terifying without danger.
  • Scarefire Dictionary S - noun An alarm of fire.
  • Scarf Dictionary S - noun A cormorant.
  • Scarfs Dictionary S - pleural of Scarf.
  • Scarves Dictionary S - pleural of Scarf.
  • Scarfed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scarf.
  • Scarfing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scarf.
  • Scarfskin Dictionary S - noun See Epidermis.
  • Scarification Dictionary S - noun The act of scarifying.
  • Scarificator Dictionary S - noun An instrument, principally used in cupping, containing several lancets moved simultaneously by a spring, for making slight incisions.
  • Scarifier Dictionary S - noun One who scarifies.
  • Scarified Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scarify.
  • Scarifying Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scarify.
  • Scarify Dictionary S - verb transitive To scratch or cut the skin of; esp. (Med.), to make small incisions in, by means of a lancet or scarificator, so as to draw blood from the smaller vessels without opening a large vein.
  • Scariose Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Scarious.
  • Scarious Dictionary S - adjective Thin, dry, membranous, and not green.
  • Scarlatina Dictionary S - noun Scarlet fever.
  • Scarless Dictionary S - adjective Free from scar.
  • Scarlet Dictionary S - noun A deep bright red tinged with orange or yellow, - of many tints and shades; a vivid or bright red color.
  • Scarmage Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Scarmoge.
  • Scarmoge Dictionary S - noun A slight contest; a skirmish. See Skirmish.
  • Scarn Dictionary S - noun Dung.
  • Scaroid Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the Scaridae, a family of marine fishes including the parrot fishes.
  • Scarp Dictionary S - noun A band in the same position as the bend sinister, but only half as broad as the latter.
  • Scarped Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scarp.
  • Scarping Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scarp.
  • Scarry Dictionary S - adjective Bearing scars or marks of wounds.
  • Scarus Dictionary S - noun A Mediterranean food fish (Sparisoma scarus) of excellent quality and highly valued by the Romans; - called also parrot fish.
  • Scary Dictionary S - noun Barren land having only a thin coat of grass.
  • Scasely Dictionary S - adverb Scarcely; hardly.
  • Scat Dictionary S - interjection Go away; begone; away; - chiefly used in driving off a cat.
  • Scatt Dictionary S - noun Tribute.
  • Scatch Dictionary S - noun A kind of bit for the bridle of a horse; - called also scatchmouth.
  • Scatches Dictionary S - noun plural Stilts.
  • Scate Dictionary S - noun See Skate, for the foot.
  • Scatebrous Dictionary S - adjective Abounding with springs.
  • Scath Dictionary S - verb Harm; damage; injury; hurt; waste; misfortune.
  • Scathed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scath.
  • Scathing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scath.
  • Scathe Dictionary S - verb transitive Alt. of Scath.
  • Scathful Dictionary S - adjective Harmful; doing damage; pernicious.
  • Scathless Dictionary S - adjective Unharmed.
  • Scathly Dictionary S - adjective Injurious; scathful.
  • Scattered Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scatter.
  • Scattering Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scatter.
  • Scatter Dictionary S - verb transitive To strew about; to sprinkle around; to throw down loosely; to deposit or place here and there, esp. in an open or sparse order.
  • Scatter-brain Dictionary S - noun A giddy or thoughtless person; one incapable of concentration or attention.
  • Scatter-brained Dictionary S - adjective Giddy; thoughtless.
  • Scattergood Dictionary S - noun One who wastes; a spendthrift.
  • Scatteringly Dictionary S - adverb In a scattering manner; dispersedly.
  • Scatterling Dictionary S - noun One who has no fixed habitation or residence; a vagabond.
  • Scaturient Dictionary S - adjective Gushing forth; full to overflowing; effusive.
  • Scaturiginous Dictionary S - adjective Abounding with springs.
  • Scaup Dictionary S - noun A bed or stratum of shellfish; scalp.
  • Scauper Dictionary S - noun A tool with a semicircular edge, - used by engravers to clear away the spaces between the lines of an engraving.
  • Scaur Dictionary S - noun A precipitous bank or rock; a scar.
  • Scavage Dictionary S - noun A toll or duty formerly exacted of merchant strangers by mayors, sheriffs, etc., for goods shown or offered for sale within their precincts.
  • Scavenge Dictionary S - verb transitive To cleanse, as streets, from filth.
  • Scavenger Dictionary S - verb A person whose employment is to clean the streets of a city, by scraping or sweeping, and carrying off the filth. The name is also applied to any animal which devours refuse, carrion, or anything injurious to health.
  • Scazon Dictionary S - noun A choliamb.
  • Scelerat Dictionary S - noun A villain; a criminal.
  • Scelestic Dictionary S - adjective Evil; wicked; atrocious.
  • Scelet Dictionary S - noun A mummy; a skeleton.
  • Scena Dictionary S - noun A scene in an opera.
  • Scenario Dictionary S - noun A preliminary sketch of the plot, or main incidents, of an opera.
  • Scenary Dictionary S - noun Scenery.
  • Scene Dictionary S - noun The structure on which a spectacle or play is exhibited; the part of a theater in which the acting is done, with its adjuncts and decorations; the stage.
  • Sceneful Dictionary S - adjective Having much scenery.
  • Scenemen Dictionary S - pleural of Sceneman.
  • Sceneman Dictionary S - noun The man who manages the movable scenes in a theater.
  • Scenery Dictionary S - noun Assemblage of scenes; the paintings and hangings representing the scenes of a play; the disposition and arrangement of the scenes in which the action of a play, poem, etc., is laid; representation of place of action or occurence.
  • Sceneshifter Dictionary S - noun One who moves the scenes in a theater; a sceneman.
  • Scenic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Scenical.
  • Scenical Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to scenery; of the nature of scenery; theatrical.
  • Scenograph Dictionary S - noun A perspective representation or general view of an object.
  • Scenographic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Scenographical.
  • Scenographical Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to scenography; drawn in perspective.
  • Scenography Dictionary S - noun The art or act of representing a body on a perspective plane; also, a representation or description of a body, in all its dimensions, as it appears to the eye.
  • Scented Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scent.
  • Scenting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scent.
  • Scent Dictionary S - verb transitive To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does.
  • Scentful Dictionary S - adjective Full of scent or odor; odorous.
  • Scentingly Dictionary S - adverb By scent.
  • Scentless Dictionary S - adjective Having no scent.
  • Scepsis Dictionary S - noun Skepticism; skeptical philosophy.
  • Scepter Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sceptre.
  • Sceptre Dictionary S - noun A staff or baton borne by a sovereign, as a ceremonial badge or emblem of authority; a royal mace.
  • Sceptered Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sceptre.
  • Sceptred Dictionary S - of Sceptre.
  • Sceptering Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sceptre.
  • Sceptring Dictionary S - of Sceptre.
  • Scepterellate Dictionary S - adjective Having a straight shaft with whorls of spines; - said of certain sponge spicules. See Illust. under Spicule.
  • Scepterless Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sceptreless.
  • Sceptreless Dictionary S - adjective Having no scepter; without authority; powerless; as, a scepterless king.
  • Sceptic Dictionary S - Alt. of Scepticism.
  • Sceptical Dictionary S - Alt. of Scepticism.
  • Scepticism Dictionary S - etc. See Skeptic, Skeptical, Skepticism, etc.
  • Sceptral Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a scepter; like a scepter.
  • Scern Dictionary S - verb transitive To discern; to perceive.
  • Schade Dictionary S - noun Shade; shadow.
  • Schah Dictionary S - noun See Shah.
  • Schediasm Dictionary S - noun Cursory writing on a loose sheet.
  • Schedule Dictionary S - noun A written or printed scroll or sheet of paper; a document; especially, a formal list or inventory; a list or catalogue annexed to a larger document, as to a will, a lease, a statute, etc.
  • Scheele's green Dictionary S - See under Green.
  • Scheelin Dictionary S - noun Scheelium.
  • Scheelite Dictionary S - noun Calcium tungstate, a mineral of a white or pale yellowish color and of the tetragonal system of crystallization.
  • Scheelium Dictionary S - noun The metal tungsten.
  • Scheik Dictionary S - noun See Sheik.
  • Schelly Dictionary S - noun The powan.
  • Schemata Dictionary S - pleural of Schema.
  • Schemas Dictionary S - pleural of Schema.
  • Schema Dictionary S - noun An outline or image universally applicable to a general conception, under which it is likely to be presented to the mind; as, five dots in a line are a schema of the number five; a preceding and succeeding event are a schema of cause and effect.
  • Schematic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a scheme or a schema.
  • Schematism Dictionary S - noun Combination of the aspects of heavenly bodies.
  • Schematist Dictionary S - noun One given to forming schemes; a projector; a schemer.
  • Schematize Dictionary S - intransitive verb To form a scheme or schemes.
  • Scheme Dictionary S - noun A combination of things connected and adjusted by design; a system.
  • Schemed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scheme.
  • Scheming Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scheme.
  • Schemeful Dictionary S - adjective Full of schemes or plans.
  • Schemer Dictionary S - noun One who forms schemes; a projector; esp., a plotter; an intriguer.
  • Schemist Dictionary S - noun A schemer.
  • Schene Dictionary S - noun An Egyptian or Persian measure of length, varying from thirty-two to sixty stadia.
  • Schenkbeer Dictionary S - noun A mild German beer.
  • Scherbet Dictionary S - noun See Sherbet.
  • Scherif Dictionary S - noun See Sherif.
  • Scherzando Dictionary S - adverb In a playful or sportive manner.
  • Scherzo Dictionary S - noun A playful, humorous movement, commonly in 3-4 measure, which often takes the place of the old minuet and trio in a sonata or a symphony.
  • Schesis Dictionary S - noun General state or disposition of the body or mind, or of one thing with regard to other things; habitude.
  • Schetic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Schetical.
  • Schetical Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the habit of the body; constitutional.
  • Schiedam Dictionary S - noun Holland gin made at Schiedam in the Netherlands.
  • Schiller Dictionary S - noun The peculiar bronzelike luster observed in certain minerals, as hypersthene, schiller spar, etc. It is due to the presence of minute inclusions in parallel position, and is sometimes of secondary origin.
  • Schilerization Dictionary S - noun The act or process of producing schiller in a mineral mass.
  • Schilling Dictionary S - noun Any one of several small German and Dutch coins, worth from about one and a half cents to about five cents.
  • Schindylesis Dictionary S - noun A form of articulation in which one bone is received into a groove or slit in another.
  • Schirrhus Dictionary S - noun See Scirrhus.
  • Schism Dictionary S - noun Division or separation; specifically (Eccl.), permanent division or separation in the Christian church; breach of unity among people of the same religious faith; the offense of seeking to produce division in a church without justifiable cause.
  • Schisma Dictionary S - noun An interval equal to half a comma.
  • Schismatic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to schism; implying schism; partaking of the nature of schism; tending to schism; as, schismatic opinions or proposals.
  • Schismatical Dictionary S - adjective Same as Schismatic.
  • Schismatized Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Schismatize.
  • Schismatizing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Schismatize.
  • Schismatize Dictionary S - intransitive verb To take part in schism; to make a breach of communion in the church.
  • Schismless Dictionary S - adjective Free from schism.
  • Schist Dictionary S - noun Any crystalline rock having a foliated structure (see Foliation) and hence admitting of ready division into slabs or slates. The common kinds are mica schist, and hornblendic schist, consisting chiefly of quartz with mica or hornblende and often feldspar.
  • Schistaceous Dictionary S - adjective Of a slate color.
  • Schistic Dictionary S - adjective Schistose.
  • Schistose Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Schistous.
  • Schistous Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to schist; having the structure of a schist.
  • Schistosity Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being schistose.
  • Schizo- Dictionary S - A combining form denoting division or cleavage; as, schizogenesis, reproduction by fission or cell division.
  • Schizocarp Dictionary S - noun A dry fruit which splits at maturity into several closed one-seeded portions.
  • Schizocoele Dictionary S - noun See Enterocoele.
  • Schizocoelous Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a schizocoele.
  • Schizogenesis Dictionary S - noun Reproduction by fission.
  • Schizognath Dictionary S - noun Any bird with a schizognathous palate.
  • Schizognathae Dictionary S - noun plural The schizognathous birds.
  • Schizognathism Dictionary S - noun The condition of having a schizognathous palate.
  • Schizognathous Dictionary S - adjective Having the maxillo-palatine bones separate from each other and from the vomer, which is pointed in front, as in the gulls, snipes, grouse, and many other birds.
  • Schizomycetes Dictionary S - noun plural An order of Schizophyta, including the so-called fission fungi, or bacteria. See Schizophyta, in the Supplement.
  • Schizonemertea Dictionary S - noun plural A group of nemerteans comprising those having a deep slit along each side of the head. See Illust. in Appendix.
  • Schizopelmous Dictionary S - adjective Having the two flexor tendons of the toes entirely separate, and the flexor hallucis going to the first toe only.
  • Schizophyte Dictionary S - noun One of a class of vegetable organisms, in the classification of Cohn, which includes all of the inferior forms that multiply by fission, whether they contain chlorophyll or not.
  • Schizopod Dictionary S - noun one of the Schizopoda. Also used adjectively.
  • Schizopodous Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a schizopod, or the Schizopoda.
  • Schizopoda Dictionary S - noun plural A division of shrimplike Thoracostraca in which each of the thoracic legs has a long fringed upper branch (exopodite) for swimming.
  • Scizorhinal Dictionary S - adjective Having the nasal bones separate.
  • Schlich Dictionary S - noun The finer portion of a crushed ore, as of gold, lead, or tin, separated by the water in certain wet processes.
  • Schmelze Dictionary S - noun A kind of glass of a red or ruby color, made in Bohemia.
  • Schnapps Dictionary S - noun Holland gin.
  • Schneiderian Dictionary S - adjective Discovered or described by C. V. Schneider, a German anatomist of the seventeenth century.
  • Schoharie grit Dictionary S - The formation belonging to the middle of the three subdivisions of the Corniferous period in the American Devonian system; - so called from Schoharie, in New York, where it occurs. See the Chart of Geology.
  • Scholar Dictionary S - noun One who attends a school; one who learns of a teacher; one under the tuition of a preceptor; a pupil; a disciple; a learner; a student.
  • Scholarity Dictionary S - noun Scholarship.
  • Scholarlike Dictionary S - adjective Scholarly.
  • Scholarly Dictionary S - adjective Like a scholar, or learned person; showing the qualities of a scholar; as, a scholarly essay or critique.
  • Scholarship Dictionary S - noun The character and qualities of a scholar; attainments in science or literature; erudition; learning.
  • Scholastic Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride; scholastic learning.
  • Scholastical Dictionary S - adjective & noun Scholastic.
  • Scholastically Dictionary S - adverb In a scholastic manner.
  • Scholasticism Dictionary S - noun The method or subtilties of the schools of philosophy; scholastic formality; scholastic doctrines or philosophy.
  • Scholia Dictionary S - noun plural See Scholium.
  • Scholiast Dictionary S - noun A maker of scholia; a commentator or annotator.
  • Scholiastic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a scholiast, or his pursuits.
  • Scholiaze Dictionary S - intransitive verb To write scholia.
  • Scholical Dictionary S - adjective Scholastic.
  • Scholion Dictionary S - noun A scholium.
  • Scholiums Dictionary S - pleural of Scholium.
  • Scholium Dictionary S - noun A marginal annotation; an explanatory remark or comment; specifically, an explanatory comment on the text of a classic author by an early grammarian.
  • Scholy Dictionary S - noun A scholium.
  • School Dictionary S - noun A shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish.
  • Schooled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of School.
  • Schooling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of School.
  • Schoolbook Dictionary S - noun A book used in schools for learning lessons.
  • Schoolboy Dictionary S - noun A boy belonging to, or attending, a school.
  • Schooldame Dictionary S - noun A schoolmistress.
  • Schoolery Dictionary S - noun Something taught; precepts; schooling.
  • Schoolfellow Dictionary S - noun One bred at the same school; an associate in school.
  • Schoolgirl Dictionary S - noun A girl belonging to, or attending, a school.
  • Schoolhouse Dictionary S - noun A house appropriated for the use of a school or schools, or for instruction.
  • Schoolma'am Dictionary S - noun A schoolmistress.
  • Schoolmaid Dictionary S - noun A schoolgirl.
  • Schoolmen Dictionary S - pleural of Schoolman.
  • Schoolman Dictionary S - noun One versed in the niceties of academical disputation or of school divinity.
  • Schoolmaster Dictionary S - noun The man who presides over and teaches a school; a male teacher of a school.
  • Schoolmate Dictionary S - noun A pupil who attends the same school as another.
  • Schoolmistress Dictionary S - noun A woman who governs and teaches a school; a female school-teacher.
  • Schoolroom Dictionary S - noun A room in which pupils are taught.
  • Schoolship Dictionary S - noun A vessel employed as a nautical training school, in which naval apprentices receive their education at the expense of the state, and are trained for service as sailors. Also, a vessel used as a reform school to which boys are committed by the courts to be disciplined, and instructed as mariners.
  • School-teacher Dictionary S - noun One who teaches or instructs a school.
  • Schoolward Dictionary S - adverb Toward school.
  • Schooner Dictionary S - noun Originally, a small, sharp-built vessel, with two masts and fore-and-aft rig. Sometimes it carried square topsails on one or both masts and was called a topsail schooner. About 1840, longer vessels with three masts, fore-and-aft rigged, came into use, and since that time vessels with four masts and even with six masts, so rigged, are built. Schooners with more than two masts are designated three-masted schooners, four-masted schooners, etc. See Illustration in Appendix.
  • Schorl Dictionary S - noun Black tourmaline.
  • Schorlaceous Dictionary S - adjective Partaking of the nature and character of schorl; resembling schorl.
  • Schorlous Dictionary S - adjective Schorlaceous.
  • Schorly Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, or containing, schorl; as, schorly granite.
  • Schottish Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Schottische.
  • Schottische Dictionary S - noun A Scotch round dance in 2-4 time, similar to the polka, only slower; also, the music for such a dance; - not to be confounded with the Ecossaise.
  • Schreibersite Dictionary S - noun A mineral occurring in steel-gray flexible folia. It contains iron, nickel, and phosphorus, and is found only in meteoric iron.
  • Schrode Dictionary S - noun See Scrod.
  • Schwann's sheath Dictionary S - The neurilemma.
  • Schwann's white substance Dictionary S - The substance of the medullary sheath.
  • Schwanpan Dictionary S - noun Chinese abacus.
  • Schweitzerkase Dictionary S - noun Gruyere cheese.
  • Schwenkfelder Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Schwenkfeldian.
  • Schwenkfeldian Dictionary S - noun A member of a religious sect founded by Kaspar von Schwenkfeld, a Silesian reformer who disagreed with Luther, especially on the deification of the body of Christ.
  • Sciaenoid Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the Sciaenidae, a family of marine fishes which includes the meagre, the squeteague, and the kingfish.
  • Sciagraph Dictionary S - noun An old term for a vertical section of a building; - called also sciagraphy. See Vertical section, under Section.
  • Sciagraphical Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to sciagraphy.
  • Sciagraphy Dictionary S - noun The art or science of projecting or delineating shadows as they fall in nature.
  • Sciamachy Dictionary S - noun See Sciomachy.
  • Sciatheric Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sciatherical.
  • Sciatherical Dictionary S - adjective Belonging to a sundial.
  • Sciatic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the hip; in the region of, or affecting, the hip; ischial; ischiatic; as, the sciatic nerve, sciatic pains.
  • Sciatica Dictionary S - noun Neuralgia of the sciatic nerve, an affection characterized by paroxysmal attacks of pain in the buttock, back of the thigh, or in the leg or foot, following the course of the branches of the sciatic nerve. The name is also popularly applied to various painful affections of the hip and the parts adjoining it. See Ischiadic passion, under Ischiadic.
  • Sciatical Dictionary S - adjective Sciatic.
  • Sciatically Dictionary S - adverb With, or by means of, sciatica.
  • Scibboleth Dictionary S - noun Shibboleth.
  • Science Dictionary S - noun Knowledge; knowledge of principles and causes; ascertained truth of facts.
  • Scient Dictionary S - adjective Knowing; skillful.
  • Scienter Dictionary S - adverb Knowingly; willfully.
  • Sciential Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, or producing, science.
  • Scientific Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to science; used in science; as, scientific principles; scientific apparatus; scientific observations.
  • Scientifical Dictionary S - adjective Scientific.
  • Scientifically Dictionary S - adverb In a scientific manner; according to the rules or principles of science.
  • Scientist Dictionary S - noun One learned in science; a scientific investigator; one devoted to scientific study; a savant.
  • Scilicet Dictionary S - adverb To wit; namely; videlicet; - often abbreviated to sc., or ss.
  • Scillain Dictionary S - noun A glucoside extracted from squill (Scilla) as a light porous substance.
  • Scillitin Dictionary S - noun A bitter principle extracted from the bulbs of the squill (Scilla), and probably consisting of a complex mixture of several substances.
  • Scimiter Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Scimitar.
  • Scimitar Dictionary S - noun A saber with a much curved blade having the edge on the convex side, - in use among Mohammedans, esp., the Arabs and persians.
  • Scincoid Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the family Scincidae, or skinks.
  • Scincoidea Dictionary S - noun plural A tribe of lizards including the skinks. See Skink.
  • Scincoidian Dictionary S - noun Any one of numerous species of lizards of the family Scincidae or tribe Scincoidea. The tongue is not extensile. The body and tail are covered with overlapping scales, and the toes are margined. See Illust. under Skink.
  • Sciniph Dictionary S - noun Some kind of stinging or biting insect, as a flea, a gnat, a sandfly, or the like.
  • Scink Dictionary S - noun A skink.
  • Scintilla Dictionary S - noun A spark; the least particle; an iota; a tittle.
  • Scintillant Dictionary S - adjective Emitting sparks, or fine igneous particles; sparkling.
  • Scintillated Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scintillate.
  • Scintillating Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scintillate.
  • Scintillate Dictionary S - intransitive verb To emit sparks, or fine igneous particles.
  • Scintillation Dictionary S - noun The act of scintillating.
  • Scintillous Dictionary S - adjective Scintillant.
  • Scintillously Dictionary S - adverb In a scintillant manner.
  • Sciography Dictionary S - noun See Sciagraphy.
  • Sciolism Dictionary S - noun The knowledge of a sciolist; superficial knowledge.
  • Sciolist Dictionary S - noun One who knows many things superficially; a pretender to science; a smatterer.
  • Sciolistic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to sciolism, or a sciolist; partaking of sciolism; resembling a sciolist.
  • Sciolous Dictionary S - adjective Knowing superficially or imperfectly.
  • Sciomachy Dictionary S - noun A fighting with a shadow; a mock contest; an imaginary or futile combat.
  • Sciomancy Dictionary S - noun Divination by means of shadows.
  • Scion Dictionary S - noun A shoot or sprout of a plant; a sucker.
  • Scioptic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to an optical arrangement for forming images in a darkened room, usually called scioptic ball.
  • Sciopticon Dictionary S - noun A kind of magic lantern.
  • Scioptics Dictionary S - noun The art or process of exhibiting luminous images, especially those of external objects, in a darkened room, by arrangements of lenses or mirrors.
  • Scioptric Dictionary S - adjective Scioptic.
  • Sciot Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the island Scio (Chio or Chios).
  • Sciotheric Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a sundial.
  • Scious Dictionary S - adjective Knowing; having knowledge.
  • Scire facias Dictionary S - A judicial writ, founded upon some record, and requiring the party proceeded against to show cause why the party bringing it should not have advantage of such record, or (as in the case of scire facias to repeal letters patent) why the record should not be annulled or vacated.
  • Scirrhoid Dictionary S - adjective Resembling scirrhus.
  • Scirrhosity Dictionary S - noun A morbid induration, as of a gland; state of being scirrhous.
  • Scirrhous Dictionary S - adjective Proceeding from scirrhus; of the nature of scirrhus; indurated; knotty; as, scirrhous affections; scirrhous disease.
  • Scirrhi Dictionary S - pleural of Scirrhus.
  • Scirrhuses Dictionary S - pleural of Scirrhus.
  • Scirrhus Dictionary S - noun An indurated organ or part; especially, an indurated gland.
  • Sciscitation Dictionary S - noun The act of inquiring; inquiry; demand.
  • Scise Dictionary S - intransitive verb To cut; to penetrate.
  • Scissel Dictionary S - noun The clippings of metals made in various mechanical operations.
  • Scissible Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being cut or divided by a sharp instrument.
  • Scissil Dictionary S - noun See Scissel.
  • Scissile Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being cut smoothly; scissible.
  • Scission Dictionary S - noun The act of dividing with an instrument having a sharp edge.
  • Scissiparity Dictionary S - noun Reproduction by fission.
  • Scissor Dictionary S - verb transitive To cut with scissors or shears; to prepare with the aid of scissors.
  • Scissors Dictionary S - noun plural A cutting instrument resembling shears, but smaller, consisting of two cutting blades with handles, movable on a pin in the center, by which they are held together. Often called a pair of scissors.
  • Scissorsbill Dictionary S - noun See Skimmer.
  • Scissorstail Dictionary S - noun A tyrant flycatcher (Milvulus forficatus) of the Southern United States and Mexico, which has a deeply forked tail. It is light gray above, white beneath, salmon on the flanks, and fiery red at the base of the crown feathers.
  • Scissors-tailed Dictionary S - adjective Having the outer feathers much the longest, the others decreasing regularly to the median ones.
  • Scissure Dictionary S - noun A longitudinal opening in a body, made by cutting; a cleft; a fissure.
  • Scitamineous Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Scitamineae), mostly tropical herbs, including the ginger, Indian shot, banana, and the plants producing turmeric and arrowroot.
  • Sciurine Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the Squirrel family.
  • Sciuroid Dictionary S - adjective Resembling the tail of a squirrel; - generally said of branches which are close and dense, or of spikes of grass like barley.
  • Sciuromorpha Dictionary S - noun plural A tribe of rodents containing the squirrels and allied animals, such as the gophers, woodchucks, beavers, and others.
  • Sciurus Dictionary S - noun A genus of rodents comprising the common squirrels.
  • Sclaundre Dictionary S - noun Slander.
  • Sclav Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sclave.
  • Sclave Dictionary S - noun Same as Slav.
  • Sclavic Dictionary S - adjective Same as Slavic.
  • Sclavism Dictionary S - noun Same as Slavism.
  • Sclavonian Dictionary S - adjective & noun Same as Slavonian.
  • Sclavonic Dictionary S - adjective Same as Slavonic.
  • Sclender Dictionary S - adjective Slender.
  • Scleragogy Dictionary S - noun Severe discipline.
  • Sclerema Dictionary S - noun Induration of the cellular tissue.
  • Sclerenchyma Dictionary S - noun Vegetable tissue composed of short cells with thickened or hardened walls, as in nutshells and the gritty parts of a pear. See Sclerotic.
  • Sclerenchymatous Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, or composed of, sclerenchyma.
  • Sclerenchyme Dictionary S - noun Sclerenchyma.
  • Scleriasis Dictionary S - noun A morbid induration of the edge of the eyelid.
  • Sclerite Dictionary S - noun A hard chitinous or calcareous process or corpuscle, especially a spicule of the Alcyonaria.
  • Scleritis Dictionary S - noun See Sclerotitis.
  • Sclerobase Dictionary S - noun The calcareous or hornlike coral forming the central stem or axis of most compound alcyonarians; - called also foot secretion. See Illust. under Gorgoniacea, and Coenenchyma.
  • Scleroderm Dictionary S - noun One of a tribe of plectognath fishes (Sclerodermi) having the skin covered with hard scales, or plates, as the cowfish and the trunkfish.
  • Scleroderma Dictionary S - noun A disease of adults, characterized by a diffuse rigidity and hardness of the skin.
  • Sclerodermata Dictionary S - noun plural The stony corals; the Madreporaria.
  • Sclerodermic Dictionary S - Alt. of Sclerodermous.
  • Sclerodermous Dictionary S - Having the integument, or skin, hard, or covered with hard plates.
  • Sclerodermite Dictionary S - noun The hard integument of Crustacea.
  • Sclerogen Dictionary S - noun The thickening matter of woody cells; lignin.
  • Sclerogenous Dictionary S - adjective Making or secreting a hard substance; becoming hard.
  • Scleroid Dictionary S - adjective Having a hard texture, as nutshells.
  • Scleroma Dictionary S - noun Induration of the tissues. See Sclerema, Scleroderma, and Sclerosis.
  • Sclerometer Dictionary S - noun An instrument for determining with accuracy the degree of hardness of a mineral.
  • Sclerosed Dictionary S - adjective Affected with sclerosis.
  • Sclerosis Dictionary S - noun Induration; hardening; especially, that form of induration produced in an organ by increase of its interstitial connective tissue.
  • Scleroskeleton Dictionary S - noun That part of the skeleton which is developed in tendons, ligaments, and aponeuroses.
  • Sclerotal Dictionary S - adjective Sclerotic.
  • Sclerotic Dictionary S - adjective Hard; firm; indurated; - applied especially in anatomy to the firm outer coat of the eyeball, which is often cartilaginous and sometimes bony.
  • Sclerotical Dictionary S - adjective Sclerotic.
  • Sclerotitis Dictionary S - noun Inflammation of the sclerotic coat.
  • Sclerotia Dictionary S - pleural of Sclerotium.
  • Sclerotium Dictionary S - noun A hardened body formed by certain fungi, as by the Claviceps purpurea, which produces ergot.
  • Sclerotome Dictionary S - noun One of the bony, cartilaginous, or membranous partitions which separate the myotomes.
  • Sclerous Dictionary S - adjective Hard; indurated; sclerotic.
  • Scoat Dictionary S - verb transitive To prop; to scotch.
  • Scobby Dictionary S - noun The chaffinch.
  • Scobiform Dictionary S - adjective Having the form of, or resembling, sawdust or raspings.
  • Scobs Dictionary S - noun singular & plural Raspings of ivory, hartshorn, metals, or other hard substance.
  • Scoff Dictionary S - noun Derision; ridicule; mockery; derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach.
  • Scoffed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scoff.
  • Scoffing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scoff.
  • Scoffer Dictionary S - noun One who scoffs.
  • Scoffery Dictionary S - noun The act of scoffing; scoffing conduct; mockery.
  • Scoffingly Dictionary S - adverb In a scoffing manner.
  • Scoke Dictionary S - noun Poke (Phytolacca decandra).
  • Scolay Dictionary S - intransitive verb See Scoley.
  • Scolded Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scold.
  • Scolding Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scold.
  • Scold Dictionary S - intransitive verb To find fault or rail with rude clamor; to brawl; to utter harsh, rude, boisterous rebuke; to chide sharply or coarsely; - often with at; as, to scold at a servant.
  • Scolder Dictionary S - noun One who scolds.
  • Scoldingly Dictionary S - adverb In a scolding manner.
  • Scole Dictionary S - noun School.
  • Scolecida Dictionary S - noun plural Same as Helminthes.
  • Scolecite Dictionary S - noun A zeolitic mineral occuring in delicate radiating groups of white crystals. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime. Called also lime mesotype.
  • Scolecomorpha Dictionary S - noun plural Same as Scolecida.
  • Scoleces Dictionary S - pleural of Scolex.
  • Scolex Dictionary S - noun The embryo produced directly from the egg in a metagenetic series, especially the larva of a tapeworm or other parasitic worm. See Illust. of Echinococcus.
  • Scoley Dictionary S - intransitive verb To go to school; to study.
  • Scoliosis Dictionary S - noun A lateral curvature of the spine.
  • Scolithus Dictionary S - noun A tubular structure found in Potsdam sandstone, and believed to be the fossil burrow of a marine worm.
  • Scollop Dictionary S - noun & verb See Scallop.
  • Scolopacine Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the Scolopacidae, or Snipe family.
  • Scolopendra Dictionary S - noun A genus of venomous myriapods including the centipeds. See Centiped.
  • Scolopendrine Dictionary S - adjective Like or pertaining to the Scolopendra.
  • Scolytid Dictionary S - noun Any one of numerous species of small bark-boring beetles of the genus Scolytus and allied genera. Also used adjectively.
  • Scomber Dictionary S - noun A genus of acanthopterygious fishes which includes the common mackerel.
  • Scomberoid Dictionary S - adjective & noun Same as Scombroid.
  • Scombriformes Dictionary S - noun plural A division of fishes including the mackerels, tunnies, and allied fishes.
  • Scombroid Dictionary S - adjective Like or pertaining to the Mackerel family.
  • Scomfish Dictionary S - verb transitive & intransitive To suffocate or stifle; to smother.
  • Scomfit Dictionary S - noun & verb Discomfit.
  • Scomm Dictionary S - noun A buffoon.
  • Sconce Dictionary S - past participle A fortification, or work for defense; a fort.
  • Sconced Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sconce.
  • Sconcing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sconce.
  • Sconcheon Dictionary S - noun A squinch.
  • Scone Dictionary S - noun A cake, thinner than a bannock, made of wheat or barley or oat meal.
  • Scoop Dictionary S - noun A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats.
  • Scooped Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scoop.
  • Scooping Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scoop.
  • Scooper Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, scoops.
  • Scoot Dictionary S - intransitive verb To walk fast; to go quickly; to run hastily away.
  • Scoparin Dictionary S - noun A yellow gelatinous or crystalline substance found in broom (Cytisus scoparius) accompanying sparteine.
  • Scopate Dictionary S - adjective Having the surface closely covered with hairs, like a brush.
  • -scope Dictionary S - A combining form usually signifying an instrument for viewing (with the eye) or observing (in any way); as in microscope, telescope, altoscope, anemoscope.
  • Scope Dictionary S - noun That at which one aims; the thing or end to which the mind directs its view; that which is purposed to be reached or accomplished; hence, ultimate design, aim, or purpose; intention; drift; object.
  • Scopeline Dictionary S - adjective Scopeloid.
  • Scopeloid Dictionary S - adjective Like or pertaining to fishes of the genus Scopelus, or family Scopelodae, which includes many small oceanic fishes, most of which are phosphorescent.
  • Scopiferous Dictionary S - adjective Bearing a tuft of brushlike hairs.
  • Scopiform Dictionary S - adjective Having the form of a broom or besom.
  • Scopiped Dictionary S - noun Same as Scopuliped.
  • Scoppet Dictionary S - verb transitive To lade or dip out.
  • Scops owl Dictionary S - Any one of numerous species of small owls of the genus Scops having ear tufts like those of the horned owls, especially the European scops owl (Scops giu), and the American screech owl (S. asio).
  • Scoptic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Scoptical.
  • Scoptical Dictionary S - adjective Jesting; jeering; scoffing.
  • Scopulas Dictionary S - pleural of Scopula.
  • Scopulae Dictionary S - pleural of Scopula.
  • Scopula Dictionary S - noun A peculiar brushlike organ found on the foot of spiders and used in the construction of the web.
  • Scopuliped Dictionary S - noun Any species of bee which has on the hind legs a brush of hairs used for collecting pollen, as the hive bees and bumblebees.
  • Scopulous Dictionary S - adjective Full of rocks; rocky.
  • Scorbute Dictionary S - noun Scurvy.
  • Scorbutic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Scorbutical.
  • Scorbutical Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to scurvy; of the nature of, or resembling, scurvy; diseased with scurvy; as, a scorbutic person; scorbutic complaints or symptoms.
  • Scorbutus Dictionary S - noun Scurvy.
  • Scorce Dictionary S - noun Barter.
  • Scorched Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scorch.
  • Scorching Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scorch.
  • Scorch Dictionary S - verb transitive To burn superficially; to parch, or shrivel, the surface of, by heat; to subject to so much heat as changes color and texture without consuming; as, to scorch linen.
  • Score Dictionary S - noun A notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a tally mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose of account.
  • Scored Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Score.
  • Scoring Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Score.
  • Scorer Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, scores.
  • Scoriae Dictionary S - pleural of Scoria.
  • Scoria Dictionary S - noun The recrement of metals in fusion, or the slag rejected after the reduction of metallic ores; dross.
  • Scoriac Dictionary S - adjective Scoriaceous.
  • Scoriaceous Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to scoria; like scoria or the recrement of metals; partaking of the nature of scoria.
  • Scorie Dictionary S - noun The young of any gull.
  • Scorification Dictionary S - noun The act, process, or result of scorifying, or reducing to a slag; hence, the separation from earthy matter by means of a slag; as, the scorification of ores.
  • Scorifier Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, scorifies; specifically, a small flat bowl-shaped cup used in the first heating in assaying, to remove the earth and gangue, and to concentrate the gold and silver in a lead button.
  • Scoriform Dictionary S - adjective In the form of scoria.
  • Scorified Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scorify.
  • Scorifying Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scorify.
  • Scorify Dictionary S - verb transitive To reduce to scoria or slag; specifically, in assaying, to fuse so as to separate the gangue and earthy material, with borax, lead, soda, etc., thus leaving the gold and silver in a lead button; hence, to separate from, or by means of, a slag.
  • Scorious Dictionary S - adjective Scoriaceous.
  • Scorn Dictionary S - noun Extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; that disdain which springs from the opinion of the utter meanness and unworthiness of an object.
  • Scorned Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scorn.
  • Scorner Dictionary S - noun One who scorns; a despiser; a contemner; specifically, a scoffer at religion.
  • Scornful Dictionary S - adjective Full of scorn or contempt; contemptuous; disdainful.
  • Scorny Dictionary S - adjective Deserving scorn; paltry.
  • Scorodite Dictionary S - noun A leek-green or brownish mineral occurring in orthorhombic crystals. It is a hydrous arseniate of iron.
  • Scorpaenoid Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the family Scorpaenidae, which includes the scorpene, the rosefish, the California rockfishes, and many other food fishes. Written also scorpaenid. See Illust. under Rockfish.
  • Scorpene Dictionary S - noun A marine food fish of the genus Scorpaena, as the European hogfish (S. scrofa), and the California species (S. guttata).
  • Scorper Dictionary S - noun Same as Scauper.
  • Scorpiones Dictionary S - pleural of Scorpio.
  • Scorpio Dictionary S - noun A scorpion.
  • Scorpiodea Dictionary S - noun plural Same as Scorpiones.
  • Scorpioid Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Scorpioidal.
  • Scorpioidal Dictionary S - adjective Having the inflorescence curved or circinate at the end, like a scorpion's tail.
  • Scorpion Dictionary S - noun Any one of numerous species of pulmonate arachnids of the order Scorpiones, having a suctorial mouth, large claw-bearing palpi, and a caudal sting.
  • Scorpionidea Dictionary S - noun plural Same as Scorpiones.
  • Scorpionwort Dictionary S - noun A leguminous plant (Ornithopus scorpioides) of Southern Europe, having slender curved pods.
  • Scorse Dictionary S - noun Barter; exchange; trade.
  • Scortatory Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to lewdness or fornication; lewd.
  • Scot Dictionary S - noun A name for a horse.
  • Scotal Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Scotale.
  • Scotale Dictionary S - noun The keeping of an alehouse by an officer of a forest, and drawing people to spend their money for liquor, for fear of his displeasure.
  • Scotch Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants; Scottish.
  • Scotched Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scotch.
  • Scotching Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scotch.
  • Scotch-hopper Dictionary S - noun Hopscotch.
  • Scotchmen Dictionary S - pleural of Scotchman.
  • Scotchman Dictionary S - noun A native or inhabitant of Scotland; a Scot; a Scotsman.
  • Scoter Dictionary S - noun Any one of several species of northern sea ducks of the genus Oidemia.
  • Scot-free Dictionary S - adjective Free from payment of scot; untaxed; hence, unhurt; clear; safe.
  • Scoth Dictionary S - verb transitive To clothe or cover up.
  • Scotia Dictionary S - noun A concave molding used especially in classical architecture.
  • Scotist Dictionary S - noun A follower of (Joannes) Duns Scotus, the Franciscan scholastic (d. 1308), who maintained certain doctrines in philosophy and theology, in opposition to the Thomists, or followers of Thomas Aquinas, the Dominican scholastic.
  • Scotograph Dictionary S - noun An instrument for writing in the dark, or without seeing.
  • Scotoma Dictionary S - noun Scotomy.
  • Scotomy Dictionary S - noun Dizziness with dimness of sight.
  • Scotoscope Dictionary S - noun An instrument that discloses objects in the dark or in a faint light.
  • Scots Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the Scotch; Scotch; Scottish; as, Scots law; a pound Scots (1s. 8d.).
  • Scotsman Dictionary S - noun See Scotchman.
  • Scottering Dictionary S - noun The burning of a wad of pease straw at the end of harvest.
  • Scotticism Dictionary S - noun An idiom, or mode of expression, peculiar to Scotland or Scotchmen.
  • Scotticize Dictionary S - verb transitive To cause to become like the Scotch; to make Scottish.
  • Scottish Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of Scotland, their country, or their language; as, Scottish industry or economy; a Scottish chief; a Scottish dialect.
  • Scoundrel Dictionary S - noun A mean, worthless fellow; a rascal; a villain; a man without honor or virtue.
  • Scoundreldom Dictionary S - noun The domain or sphere of scoundrels; scoundrels, collectively; the state, ideas, or practices of scoundrels.
  • Scoundrelism Dictionary S - noun The practices or conduct of a scoundrel; baseness; rascality.
  • Scoured Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scour.
  • Scouring Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scour.
  • Scour Dictionary S - verb transitive To rub hard with something rough, as sand or Bristol brick, especially for the purpose of cleaning; to clean by friction; to make clean or bright; to cleanse from grease, dirt, etc., as articles of dress.
  • Scourage Dictionary S - noun Refuse water after scouring.
  • Scourer Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, scours.
  • Scourge Dictionary S - noun A lash; a strap or cord; especially, a lash used to inflict pain or punishment; an instrument of punishment or discipline; a whip.
  • Scourged Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scourge.
  • Scourging Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scourge.
  • Scourger Dictionary S - noun One who scourges or punishes; one who afflicts severely.
  • Scourse Dictionary S - verb transitive See Scorse.
  • Scouse Dictionary S - noun A sailor's dish. Bread scouse contains no meat; lobscouse contains meat, etc. See Lobscouse.
  • Scout Dictionary S - noun A swift sailing boat.
  • Scouted Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scout.
  • Scouting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scout.
  • Scovel Dictionary S - noun A mop for sweeping ovens; a malkin.
  • Scow Dictionary S - noun A large flat-bottomed boat, having broad, square ends.
  • Scowled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scowl.
  • Scowling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scowl.
  • Scowl Dictionary S - intransitive verb To wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe, or angry.
  • Scowlingly Dictionary S - adverb In a scowling manner.
  • Scrabbed eggs Dictionary S - A Lenten dish, composed of eggs boiled hard, chopped, and seasoned with butter, salt, and pepper.
  • Scrabbled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scrabble.
  • Scrabbling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scrabble.
  • Scrabble Dictionary S - verb transitive To scrape, paw, or scratch with the hands; to proceed by clawing with the hands and feet; to scramble; as, to scrabble up a cliff or a tree.
  • Scraber Dictionary S - noun The Manx shearwater.
  • Scraffle Dictionary S - intransitive verb To scramble or struggle; to wrangle; also, to be industrious.
  • Scrag Dictionary S - noun Something thin, lean, or rough; a bony piece; especially, a bony neckpiece of meat; hence, humorously or in contempt, the neck.
  • Scragged Dictionary S - adjective Rough with irregular points, or a broken surface; scraggy; as, a scragged backbone.
  • Scraggedness Dictionary S - noun Quality or state of being scragged.
  • Scraggily Dictionary S - adverb In a scraggy manner.
  • Scragginess Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being scraggy; scraggedness.
  • Scraggy Dictionary S - superlative Rough with irregular points; scragged.
  • Scragly Dictionary S - adjective See Scraggy.
  • Scrag-necked Dictionary S - adjective Having a scraggy neck.
  • Scrambled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scramble.
  • Scrambling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scramble.
  • Scramble Dictionary S - intransitive verb To clamber with hands and knees; to scrabble; as, to scramble up a cliff; to scramble over the rocks.
  • Scrambler Dictionary S - noun One who scrambles; one who climbs on all fours.
  • Scranched Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scranch.
  • Scranching Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scranch.
  • Scranch Dictionary S - verb transitive To grind with the teeth, and with a crackling sound; to craunch.
  • Scranky Dictionary S - adjective Thin; lean.
  • Scrannel Dictionary S - adjective Slight; thin; lean; poor.
  • Scranny Dictionary S - adjective Thin; lean; meager; scrawny; scrannel.
  • Scrap Dictionary S - verb transitive Something scraped off; hence, a small piece; a bit; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.
  • Scrapbook Dictionary S - noun A blank book in which extracts cut from books and papers may be pasted and kept.
  • Scraped Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scrape.
  • Scraping Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scrape.
  • Scrape Dictionary S - verb transitive To rub over the surface of (something) with a sharp or rough instrument; to rub over with something that roughens by removing portions of the surface; to grate harshly over; to abrade; to make even, or bring to a required condition or form, by moving the sharp edge of an instrument breadthwise over the surface with pressure, cutting away excesses and superfluous parts; to make smooth or clean; as, to scrape a bone with a knife; to scrape a metal plate to an even surface.
  • Scrapepenny Dictionary S - noun One who gathers and hoards money in trifling sums; a miser.
  • Scraper Dictionary S - noun An instrument with which anything is scraped.
  • Scrappily Dictionary S - adverb In a scrappy manner; in scraps.
  • Scrappy Dictionary S - adjective Consisting of scraps; fragmentary; lacking unity or consistency; as, a scrappy lecture.
  • Scrat Dictionary S - verb transitive To scratch.
  • Scratched Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scratch.
  • Scratching Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scratch.
  • Scratch Dictionary S - verb transitive To rub and tear or mark the surface of with something sharp or ragged; to scrape, roughen, or wound slightly by drawing something pointed or rough across, as the claws, the nails, a pin, or the like.
  • Scratchback Dictionary S - noun A toy which imitates the sound of tearing cloth, - used by drawing it across the back of unsuspecting persons.
  • Scratchbrush Dictionary S - noun A stiff wire brush for cleaning iron castings and other metal.
  • Scratch coat Dictionary S - The first coat in plastering; - called also scratchwork. See Pricking-up.
  • Scratcher Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, scratches; specifically (Zool.), any rasorial bird.
  • Scratchweed Dictionary S - noun Cleavers.
  • Scratchwork Dictionary S - noun See Scratch coat.
  • Scratchy Dictionary S - adjective Characterized by scratches.
  • Scraw Dictionary S - noun A turf.
  • Scrawl Dictionary S - intransitive verb See Crawl.
  • Scrawled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scrawl.
  • Scrawling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scrawl.
  • Scrawler Dictionary S - noun One who scrawls; a hasty, awkward writer.
  • Scrawny Dictionary S - adjective Meager; thin; rawboned; bony; scranny.
  • Scray Dictionary S - noun A tern; the sea swallow.
  • Screable Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being spit out.
  • Screaked Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Screak.
  • Screaking Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Screak.
  • Screak Dictionary S - verb To utter suddenly a sharp, shrill sound; to screech; to creak, as a door or wheel.
  • Screamed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scream.
  • Screaming Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scream.
  • Scream Dictionary S - intransitive verb To cry out with a shrill voice; to utter a sudden, sharp outcry, or shrill, loud cry, as in fright or extreme pain; to shriek; to screech.
  • Screamer Dictionary S - noun Any one of three species of South American birds constituting the family Anhimidae, and the suborder Palamedeae. They have two spines on each wing, and the head is either crested or horned. They are easily tamed, and then serve as guardians for other poultry. The crested screamers, or chajas, belong to the genus Chauna. The horned screamer, or kamichi, is Palamedea cornuta.
  • Scree Dictionary S - noun A pebble; a stone; also, a heap of stones or rocky debris.
  • Screeched Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Screech.
  • Screeching Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Screech.
  • Screech Dictionary S - verb To utter a harsh, shrill cry; to make a sharp outcry, as in terror or acute pain; to scream; to shriek.
  • Screechers Dictionary S - noun plural The picarian birds, as distinguished from the singing birds.
  • Screechy Dictionary S - adjective Like a screech; shrill and harsh.
  • Screed Dictionary S - noun A strip of plaster of the thickness proposed for the coat, applied to the wall at intervals of four or five feet, as a guide.
  • Screen Dictionary S - noun Anything that separates or cuts off inconvenience, injury, or danger; that which shelters or conceals from view; a shield or protection; as, a fire screen.
  • Screened Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Screen.
  • Screening Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Screen.
  • Screenings Dictionary S - noun plural The refuse left after screening sand, coal, ashes, etc.
  • Screw Dictionary S - noun A cylinder, or a cylindrical perforation, having a continuous rib, called the thread, winding round it spirally at a constant inclination, so as to leave a continuous spiral groove between one turn and the next, - used chiefly for producing, when revolved, motion or pressure in the direction of its axis, by the sliding of the threads of the cylinder in the grooves between the threads of the perforation adapted to it, the former being distinguished as the external, or male screw, or, more usually the screw; the latter as the internal, or female screw, or, more usually, the nut.
  • Screwed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Screw.
  • Screwing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Screw.
  • Screw-cutting Dictionary S - adjective Adapted for forming a screw by cutting; as, a screw-cutting lathe.
  • Screw-driver Dictionary S - noun A tool for turning screws so as to drive them into their place. It has a thin end which enters the nick in the head of the screw.
  • Screwer Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, screws.
  • Scribable Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being written, or of being written upon.
  • Scribatious Dictionary S - adjective Skillful in, or fond of, writing.
  • Scribbet Dictionary S - noun A painter's pencil.
  • Scribble Dictionary S - verb transitive To card coarsely; to run through the scribbling machine.
  • Scribbled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scribble.
  • Scribbling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scribble.
  • Scribblement Dictionary S - noun A scribble.
  • Scribbler Dictionary S - noun One who scribbles; a petty author; a writer of no reputation; a literary hack.
  • Scribblingly Dictionary S - adverb In a scribbling manner.
  • Scribe Dictionary S - noun One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an offical or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist.
  • Scribed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scribe.
  • Scribing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scribe.
  • Scriber Dictionary S - noun A sharp-pointed tool, used by joiners for drawing lines on stuff; a marking awl.
  • Scribism Dictionary S - noun The character and opinions of a Jewish scribe in the time of Christ.
  • Scrid Dictionary S - noun A screed; a shred; a fragment.
  • Scriggle Dictionary S - intransitive verb To wriggle.
  • Scrim Dictionary S - noun A kind of light cotton or linen fabric, often woven in openwork patterns, - used for curtains, etc,; - called also India scrim.
  • Scrimer Dictionary S - noun A fencing master.
  • Scrimmage Dictionary S - noun Formerly, a skirmish; now, a general row or confused fight or struggle.
  • Scrimped Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scrimp.
  • Scrimping Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scrimp.
  • Scrimp Dictionary S - verb transitive To make too small or short; to limit or straiten; to put on short allowance; to scant; to contract; to shorten; as, to scrimp the pattern of a coat.
  • Scrimpingly Dictionary S - adverb In a scrimping manner.
  • Scrimpness Dictionary S - noun The state of being scrimp.
  • Scrimption Dictionary S - noun A small portion; a pittance; a little bit.
  • Scrimshaw Dictionary S - verb transitive To ornament, as shells, ivory, etc., by engraving, and (usually) rubbing pigments into the incised lines.
  • Scrine Dictionary S - noun A chest, bookcase, or other place, where writings or curiosities are deposited; a shrine.
  • Scringed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scrine.
  • Scringing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scrine.
  • Scrip Dictionary S - noun A small bag; a wallet; a satchel.
  • Scrippage Dictionary S - noun The contents of a scrip, or wallet.
  • Script Dictionary S - noun A writing; a written document.
  • Scriptoria Dictionary S - pleural of Scriptorium.
  • Scriptorium Dictionary S - noun In an abbey or monastery, the room set apart for writing or copying manuscripts; in general, a room devoted to writing.
  • Scriptory Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to writing; expressed in writing; used in writing; as, scriptory wills; a scriptory reed.
  • Scriptural Dictionary S - adjective Contained in the Scriptures; according to the Scriptures, or sacred oracles; biblical; as, a scriptural doctrine.
  • Scripturalism Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being scriptural; literal adherence to the Scriptures.
  • Scripturalist Dictionary S - noun One who adheres literally to the Scriptures.
  • Scripturally Dictionary S - adverb In a scriptural manner.
  • Scripturalness Dictionary S - noun Quality of being scriptural.
  • Scripture Dictionary S - noun Anything written; a writing; a document; an inscription.
  • Scripturian Dictionary S - noun A Scripturist.
  • Scripturist Dictionary S - noun One who is strongly attached to, or versed in, the Scriptures, or who endeavors to regulate his life by them.
  • Scrit Dictionary S - noun Writing; document; scroll.
  • Scritch Dictionary S - noun A screech.
  • Scrivener Dictionary S - noun A professional writer; one whose occupation is to draw contracts or prepare writings.
  • Scrobiculae Dictionary S - pleural of Scrobicula.
  • Scrobicula Dictionary S - noun One of the smooth areas surrounding the tubercles of a sea urchin.
  • Scrobicular Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, or surrounding, scrobiculae; as, scrobicular tubercles.
  • Scrobiculate Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Scrobiculated.
  • Scrobiculated Dictionary S - adjective Having numerous small, shallow depressions or hollows; pitted.
  • Scrod Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Scrode.
  • Scrode Dictionary S - noun A young codfish, especially when cut open on the back and dressed.
  • Scroddled ware Dictionary S - Mottled pottery made from scraps of differently colored clays.
  • Scrofula Dictionary S - noun A constitutional disease, generally hereditary, especially manifested by chronic enlargement and cheesy degeneration of the lymphatic glands, particularly those of the neck, and marked by a tendency to the development of chronic intractable inflammations of the skin, mucous membrane, bones, joints, and other parts, and by a diminution in the power of resistance to disease or injury and the capacity for recovery. Scrofula is now generally held to be tuberculous in character, and may develop into general or local tuberculosis (consumption).
  • Scrofulide Dictionary S - noun Any affection of the skin dependent on scrofula.
  • Scrofulous Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to scrofula, or partaking of its nature; as, scrofulous tumors; a scrofulous habit of body.
  • Scrog Dictionary S - noun A stunted shrub, bush, or branch.
  • Scroggy Dictionary S - adjective Abounding in scrog; also, twisted; stunted.
  • Scroll Dictionary S - noun A roll of paper or parchment; a writing formed into a roll; a schedule; a list.
  • Scrolled Dictionary S - adjective Formed like a scroll; contained in a scroll; adorned with scrolls; as, scrolled work.
  • Scrophularia Dictionary S - noun A genus of coarse herbs having small flowers in panicled cymes; figwort.
  • Scrophulariaceous Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a very large natural order of gamopetalous plants (Scrophulariaceae, or Scrophularineae), usually having irregular didynamous flowers and a two-celled pod. The order includes the mullein, foxglove, snapdragon, figwort, painted cup, yellow rattle, and some exotic trees, as the Paulownia.
  • Scrotal Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the scrotum; as, scrotal hernia.
  • Scrotiform Dictionary S - adjective Purse-shaped; pouch-shaped.
  • Scrotocele Dictionary S - noun A rupture or hernia in the scrotum; scrotal hernia.
  • Scrotum Dictionary S - noun The bag or pouch which contains the testicles; the cod.
  • Scrouge Dictionary S - verb transitive To crowd; to squeeze.
  • Scrow Dictionary S - noun A scroll.
  • Scroyle Dictionary S - noun A mean fellow; a wretch.
  • Scrubbed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scrub.
  • Scrubbing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scrub.
  • Scrub Dictionary S - verb transitive To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet brush, or with something coarse or rough, for the purpose of cleaning or brightening; as, to scrub a floor, a doorplate.
  • Scrubber Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, scrubs; esp., a brush used in scrubbing.
  • Scrubboard Dictionary S - noun A baseboard; a mopboard.
  • Scrubby Dictionary S - superlative Of the nature of scrub; small and mean; stunted in growth; as, a scrubby cur.
  • Scrubstone Dictionary S - noun A species of calciferous sandstone.
  • Scruff Dictionary S - noun Scurf.
  • Scrummage Dictionary S - noun See Scrimmage.
  • Scrumptious Dictionary S - adjective Nice; particular; fastidious; excellent; fine.
  • Scrunch Dictionary S - verb transitive & verb intransitive To scranch; to crunch.
  • Scruple Dictionary S - noun A weight of twenty grains; the third part of a dram.
  • Scrupled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scruple.
  • Skrupling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scruple.
  • Scrupler Dictionary S - noun One who scruples.
  • Scrupulist Dictionary S - noun A scrupler.
  • Scruou-lize Dictionary S - verb transitive To perplex with scruples; to regard with scruples.
  • Scrupulosity Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being scruppulous; doubt; doubtfulness respecting decision or action; caution or tenderness from the far of doing wrong or ofending; nice regard to exactness and propierty; precision.
  • Scrupulous Dictionary S - adjective Full ofscrupules; inclined to scruple; nicely doubtful; hesitating to determine or to act, from a fear of offending or of doing wrong.
  • Scrutable Dictionary S - adjective Discoverable by scrutiny, inquiry, or critical examination.
  • Scrutation Dictionary S - noun Search; scrutiny.
  • Scrutator Dictionary S - noun One who scrutinizes; a close examiner or inquirer.
  • Scrutineer Dictionary S - noun A scrutinizer; specifically, an examiner of votes, as at an election.
  • Scrutinized Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scrutinize.
  • Scrutinizing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scrutinize.
  • Scrutinize Dictionary S - verb transitive To examine closely; to inspect or observe with critical attention; to regard narrowly; as, to scrutinize the measures of administration; to scrutinize the conduct or motives of individuals.
  • Scrutinizer Dictionary S - noun One who scrutinizes.
  • Scrutinous Dictionary S - adjective Closely examining, or inquiring; careful; sctrict.
  • Scrutiny Dictionary S - noun Close examination; minute inspection; critical observation.
  • Scrutoire Dictionary S - noun A escritoire; a writing desk.
  • Scruze Dictionary S - verb transitive To squeeze, compress, crush, or bruise.
  • Scry Dictionary S - verb transitive To descry.
  • Scudded Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scud.
  • Scudding Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scud.
  • Scud Dictionary S - intransitive verb To move swiftly; especially, to move as if driven forward by something.
  • Scuddle Dictionary S - intransitive verb To run hastily; to hurry; to scuttle.
  • Scudi Dictionary S - pleural of Scudo.
  • Scudo Dictionary S - noun A silver coin, and money of account, used in Italy and Sicily, varying in value, in different parts, but worth about 4 shillings sterling, or about 96 cents; also, a gold coin worth about the same.
  • Scuff Dictionary S - noun The back part of the neck; the scruff.
  • Scuffed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scuff.
  • Scuffing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scuff.
  • Scuffled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scuffle.
  • Scuffling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scuffle.
  • Scuffle Dictionary S - intransitive verb To strive or struggle with a close grapple; to wrestle in a rough fashion.
  • Scuffler Dictionary S - noun One who scuffles.
  • Scug Dictionary S - intransitive verb To hide.
  • Sculk Dictionary S - Alt. of Sculker.
  • Sculker Dictionary S - See Skulk, Skulker.
  • Scull Dictionary S - noun The skull.
  • Sculled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scull.
  • Sculling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scull.
  • Sculler Dictionary S - noun A boat rowed by one man with two sculls, or short oars.
  • Sculleries Dictionary S - pleural of Scullery.
  • Scullery Dictionary S - noun A place where dishes, kettles, and culinary utensils, are cleaned and kept; also, a room attached to the kitchen, where the coarse work is done; a back kitchen.
  • Scullion Dictionary S - noun A scalion.
  • Scullionly Dictionary S - adjective Like a scullion; base.
  • Sculp Dictionary S - verb transitive To sculpture; to carve; to engrave.
  • Sculpin Dictionary S - noun Any one of numerous species of marine cottoid fishes of the genus Cottus, or Acanthocottus, having a large head armed with sharp spines, and a broad mouth. They are generally mottled with yellow, brown, and black. Several species are found on the Atlantic coasts of Europe and America.
  • Sculptile Dictionary S - adjective Formed by carving; graven; as, sculptile images.
  • Sculptor Dictionary S - noun One who sculptures; one whose occupation is to carve statues, or works of sculpture.
  • Sculptress Dictionary S - noun A female sculptor.
  • Sculptural Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to sculpture.
  • Sculpture Dictionary S - noun The art of carving, cutting, or hewing wood, stone, metal, etc., into statues, ornaments, etc., or into figures, as of men, or other things; hence, the art of producing figures and groups, whether in plastic or hard materials.
  • Sculptured Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sculpture.
  • Sculpturing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sculpture.
  • Sculpturesque Dictionary S - adjective After the manner of sculpture; resembling, or relating to, sculpture.
  • Scum Dictionary S - verb The extraneous matter or impurities which rise to the surface of liquids in boiling or fermentation, or which form on the surface by other means; also, the scoria of metals in a molten state; dross.
  • Scummed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scum.
  • Scumming Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scum.
  • Scumber Dictionary S - intransitive verb To void excrement.
  • Scumbled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scumble.
  • Scumbling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scumble.
  • Scumble Dictionary S - verb transitive To cover lighty, as a painting, or a drawing, with a thin wash of opaque color, or with color-crayon dust rubbed on with the stump, or to make any similar additions to the work, so as to produce a softened effect.
  • Scummer Dictionary S - intransitive verb To scumber.
  • Scummy Dictionary S - adjective Covered with scum; of the nature of scum.
  • Scunner Dictionary S - verb transitive To cause to loathe, or feel disgust at.
  • Scup Dictionary S - noun A swing.
  • Scuppaug Dictionary S - noun See 2d Scup.
  • Scupper Dictionary S - verb An opening cut through the waterway and bulwarks of a ship, so that water falling on deck may flow overboard; - called also scupper hole.
  • Scuppernong Dictionary S - noun An American grape, a form of Vitis vulpina, found in the Southern Atlantic States, and often cultivated.
  • Scur Dictionary S - intransitive verb To move hastily; to scour.
  • Scurf Dictionary S - noun Thin dry scales or scabs upon the body; especially, thin scales exfoliated from the cuticle, particularly of the scalp; dandruff.
  • Scurff Dictionary S - noun The bull trout.
  • Scurfiness Dictionary S - noun Quality or state of being scurfy.
  • Scurfy Dictionary S - superlative Having or producing scurf; covered with scurf; resembling scurf.
  • Scurrier Dictionary S - noun One who scurries.
  • Scurrile Dictionary S - adjective Such as befits a buffoon or vulgar jester; grossly opprobrious or loudly jocose in language; scurrilous; as, scurrile taunts.
  • Scurrility Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being scurrile or scurrilous; mean, vile, or obscene jocularity.
  • Scurrilous Dictionary S - adjective Using the low and indecent language of the meaner sort of people, or such as only the license of buffoons can warrant; as, a scurrilous fellow.
  • Scurrit Dictionary S - noun the lesser tern (Sterna minuta).
  • Scurry Dictionary S - intransitive verb To hasten away or along; to move rapidly; to hurry; as, the rabbit scurried away.
  • Scurvily Dictionary S - adverb In a scurvy manner.
  • Scurviness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being scurvy; vileness; meanness.
  • Scurvy Dictionary S - noun Covered or affected with scurf or scabs; scabby; scurfy; specifically, diseased with the scurvy.
  • Scut Dictionary S - noun The tail of a hare, or of a deer, or other animal whose tail is short, sp. when carried erect; hence, sometimes, the animal itself.
  • Scuta Dictionary S - noun plural See Scutum.
  • Scutage Dictionary S - noun Shield money; commutation of service for a sum of money. See Escuage.
  • Scutal Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a shield.
  • Scutate Dictionary S - adjective Buckler-shaped; round or nearly round.
  • Scutched Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scutch.
  • Scutching Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scutch.
  • Scutch Dictionary S - verb transitive To beat or whip; to drub.
  • Scutcheon Dictionary S - noun An escutcheon; an emblazoned shield.
  • Scutcheoned Dictionary S - adjective Emblazoned on or as a shield.
  • Scutcher Dictionary S - noun One who scutches.
  • Scutch grass Dictionary S - A kind of pasture grass (Cynodon Dactylon). See Bermuda grass: also Illustration in Appendix.
  • Scute Dictionary S - noun A small shield.
  • Scutella Dictionary S - noun plural See Scutellum.
  • Scutelle Dictionary S - pleural of Scutella.
  • Scutellate Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Scutellated.
  • Scutellated Dictionary S - adjective Formed like a plate or salver; composed of platelike surfaces; as, the scutellated bone of a sturgeon.
  • Scutellation Dictionary S - noun the entire covering, or mode of arrangement, of scales, as on the legs and feet of a bird.
  • Scutelliform Dictionary S - adjective Scutellate.
  • Scutelliplantar Dictionary S - adjective Having broad scutella on the front, and small scales on the posterior side, of the tarsus; - said of certain birds.
  • Scutellum Dictionary S - noun A rounded apothecium having an elevated rim formed of the proper thallus, the fructification of certain lichens.
  • Scutibranch Dictionary S - adjective Scutibranchiate.
  • Scutibranchia Dictionary S - noun plural Same as Scutibranchiata.
  • Scutibranchian Dictionary S - noun One of the Scutibranchiata.
  • Scutibranchiata Dictionary S - noun plural An order of gastropod Mollusca having a heart with two auricles and one ventricle. The shell may be either spiral or shieldlike.
  • Scutibranchiate Dictionary S - adjective Having the gills protected by a shieldlike shell; of or pertaining to the Scutibranchiata.
  • Scutiferous Dictionary S - adjective Carrying a shield or buckler.
  • Scutiform Dictionary S - adjective Shield-shaped; scutate.
  • Scutiger Dictionary S - noun Any species of chilopod myriapods of the genus Scutigera. They sometimes enter buildings and prey upon insects.
  • Scutiped Dictionary S - adjective Having the anterior surface of the tarsus covered with scutella, or transverse scales, in the form of incomplete bands terminating at a groove on each side; - said of certain birds.
  • Scuttle Dictionary S - noun A broad, shallow basket.
  • Scuttled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Scuttle.
  • Scuttling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Scuttle.
  • Scutum Dictionary S - noun An oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; - carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry.
  • Scybala Dictionary S - noun plural Hardened masses of feces.
  • Scye Dictionary S - noun Arm scye, a cutter's term for the armhole or part of the armhole of the waist of a garnment.
  • Scyle Dictionary S - verb transitive To hide; to secrete; to conceal.
  • Scylla Dictionary S - noun A dangerous rock on the Italian coast opposite the whirpool Charybdis on the coast of Sicily, - both personified in classical literature as ravenous monsters. The passage between them was formerly considered perilous; hence, the saying "Between Scylla and Charybdis," signifying a great peril on either hand.
  • Scyllaea Dictionary S - noun A genus of oceanic nudibranchiate mollusks having the small branched gills situated on the upper side of four fleshy lateral lobes, and on the median caudal crest.
  • Scyllarian Dictionary S - noun One of a family (Scyllaridae) of macruran Crustacea, remarkable for the depressed form of the body, and the broad, flat antennae. Also used adjectively.
  • Scyllite Dictionary S - noun A white crystalline substance of a sweetish taste, resembling inosite and metameric with dextrose. It is extracted from the kidney of the dogfish (of the genus Scylium), the shark, and the skate.
  • Scymetar Dictionary S - noun See Scimiter.
  • Scyphae Dictionary S - pleural of Scypha.
  • Scypha Dictionary S - noun See Scyphus, 2 (b).
  • Scyphiform Dictionary S - adjective Cup-shaped.
  • Scyphistomata Dictionary S - pleural of Scyphistoma.
  • Scyphistomae Dictionary S - pleural of Scyphistoma.
  • Scyphistoma Dictionary S - noun The young attached larva of Discophora in the stage when it resembles a hydroid, or actinian.
  • Scyphobranchii Dictionary S - noun plural An order of fishes including the blennioid and gobioid fishes, and other related families.
  • Scyphomeduse Dictionary S - noun plural Same as Acraspeda, or Discophora.
  • Scyphophori Dictionary S - noun plural An order of fresh-water fishes inhabiting tropical Africa. They have rudimentary electrical organs on each side of the tail.
  • Scyphi Dictionary S - pleural of Scyphus.
  • Scyphus Dictionary S - noun A kind of large drinking cup, - used by Greeks and Romans, esp. by poor folk.
  • Scythe Dictionary S - noun An instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with a sharp edge, made fast to a long handle, called a snath, which is bent into a form convenient for use.
  • Scythed Dictionary S - adjective Armed scythes, as a chariot.
  • Scythemen Dictionary S - pleural of Scytheman.
  • Scytheman Dictionary S - noun One who uses a scythe; a mower.
  • Scythestone Dictionary S - noun A stone for sharpening scythes; a whetstone.
  • Scythewhet Dictionary S - noun Wilson's thrush; - so called from its note.
  • Scythian Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Scythia (a name given to the northern part of Asia, and Europe adjoining to Asia), or its language or inhabitants.
  • Scytodermata Dictionary S - noun plural Same as Holothurioidea.
  • Sdan Dictionary S - Verb & noun Disdain.
  • 'Sdeath Dictionary S - interjection An exclamation expressive of impatience or anger.
  • Sdeign Dictionary S - verb transitive To disdain.
  • Sea Dictionary S - noun One of the larger bodies of salt water, less than an ocean, found on the earth's surface; a body of salt water of second rank, generally forming part of, or connecting with, an ocean or a larger sea; as, the Mediterranean Sea; the Sea of Marmora; the North Sea; the Carribean Sea.
  • Sea acorn Dictionary S - An acorn barnacle (Balanus).
  • Sea adder Dictionary S - The European fifteen-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus spinachia); - called also bismore.
  • Sea anchor Dictionary S - See Drag sail, under 4th Drag.
  • Sea amenone Dictionary S - Any one of numerous species of soft-bodied Anthozoa, belonging to the order Actrinaria; an actinian.
  • Sea ape Dictionary S - The thrasher shark.
  • Sea apple Dictionary S - The fruit of a West Indian palm (Manicaria Plukenetii), often found floating in the sea.
  • Sea arrow Dictionary S - A squid of the genus Ommastrephes. See Squid.
  • Sea bank Dictionary S - The seashore.
  • Sea-bar Dictionary S - noun A tern.
  • Sea barrow Dictionary S - A sea purse.
  • Sea bass Dictionary S - A large marine food fish (Serranus, / Centropristis, atrarius) which abounds on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It is dark bluish, with black bands, and more or less varied with small white spots and blotches. Called also, locally, blue bass, black sea bass, blackfish, bluefish, and black perch.
  • Sea bat Dictionary S - See Batfish (a).
  • Seabeach Dictionary S - noun A beach lying along the sea.
  • Sea bean Dictionary S - Same as Florida bean.
  • Sea bear Dictionary S - Any fur seal. See under Fur.
  • Seabeard Dictionary S - noun A green seaweed (Cladophora rupestris) growing in dense tufts.
  • Sea beast Dictionary S - Any large marine mammal, as a seal, walrus, or cetacean.
  • Sea bird Dictionary S - Any swimming bird frequenting the sea; a sea fowl.
  • Sea blite Dictionary S - A plant (Suaeda maritima) of the Goosefoot family, growing in salt marches.
  • Sea-blubber Dictionary S - noun A jellyfish.
  • Seaboard Dictionary S - noun The seashore; seacoast.
  • Seaboat Dictionary S - A boat or vessel adapted to the open sea; hence, a vessel considered with reference to her power of resisting a storm, or maintaining herself in a heavy sea; as, a good sea boat.
  • Seabord Dictionary S - noun & adjective See Seaboard.
  • Sea-bordering Dictionary S - adjective Bordering on the sea; situated beside the sea.
  • Sea-born Dictionary S - adjective Born of the sea; produced by the sea.
  • Seabound Dictionary S - adjective Bounded by the sea.
  • Sea bow Dictionary S - See Marine rainbow, under Rainbow.
  • Sea boy Dictionary S - A boy employed on shipboard.
  • Sea breach Dictionary S - A breaking or overflow of a bank or a dike by the sea.
  • Sea bream Dictionary S - Any one of several species of sparoid fishes, especially the common European species (Pagellus centrodontus), the Spanish (P. Oweni), and the black sea bream (Cantharus lineatus); - called also old wife.
  • Sea brief Dictionary S - Same as Sea letter.
  • Sea bug Dictionary S - A chiton.
  • Sea-built Dictionary S - adjective Built at, in, or by the sea.
  • Sea butterfly Dictionary S - A pteropod.
  • Sea cabbage Dictionary S - See Sea kale, under Kale.
  • Sea calf Dictionary S - The common seal.
  • Sea canary Dictionary S - The beluga, or white whale.
  • Sea captain Dictionary S - The captain of a vessel that sails upon the sea.
  • Sea card Dictionary S - Mariner's card, or compass.
  • Sea catfish Dictionary S - Alt. of Sea cat.
  • Sea cat Dictionary S - The wolf fish.
  • Sea chart Dictionary S - A chart or map on which the lines of the shore, islands, shoals, harbors, etc., are delineated.
  • Sea chickweed Dictionary S - A fleshy plant (Arenaria peploides) growing in large tufts in the sands of the northern Atlantic seacoast; - called also sea sandwort, and sea purslane.
  • Sea clam Dictionary S - Any one of the large bivalve mollusks found on the open seacoast, especially those of the family Mactridae, as the common American species. (Mactra, / Spisula, solidissima); - called also beach clam, and surf clam.
  • Sea coal Dictionary S - Coal brought by sea; - a name by which mineral coal was formerly designated in the south of England, in distinction from charcoal, which was brought by land.
  • Seacoast Dictionary S - noun The shore or border of the land adjacent to the sea or ocean. Also used adjectively.
  • Sea cob Dictionary S - The black-backed gull.
  • Sea cock Dictionary S - In a steamship, a cock or valve close to the vessel's side, for closing a pipe which communicates with the sea.
  • Sea cocoa Dictionary S - A magnificent palm (Lodoicea Sechellarum) found only in the Seychelles Islands. The fruit is an immense two-lobed nut. It was found floating in the Indian Ocean before the tree was known, and called sea cocoanut, and double cocoanut.
  • Sea colander Dictionary S - A large blackfish seaweed (Agarum Turneri), the frond of which is punctured with many little holes.
  • Sea colewort Dictionary S - Sea cabbage.
  • Sea compass Dictionary S - The mariner's compass. See under Compass.
  • Sea coot Dictionary S - A scoter duck.
  • Sea corn Dictionary S - A yellow cylindrical mass of egg capsule of certain species of whelks (Buccinum), which resembles an ear of maize.
  • Sea cow Dictionary S - The mantee.
  • Sea crawfish Dictionary S - Alt. of Sea crayfish.
  • Sea crayfish Dictionary S - Any crustacean of the genus Palinurus and allied genera, as the European spiny lobster (P. vulgaris), which is much used as an article of food. See Lobster.
  • Sea crow Dictionary S - The chough.
  • Sea cucumber Dictionary S - Any large holothurian, especially one of those belonging to the genus Pentacta, or Cucumaria, as the common American and European species. (P. frondosa).
  • Sea dace Dictionary S - The European sea perch.
  • Sea daffodil Dictionary S - A European amarylidaceous plant (Pancratium maritimum).
  • Sea devil Dictionary S - Any very large ray, especially any species of the genus Manta or Cepholoptera, some of which become more than twenty feet across and weigh several tons. See also Ox ray, under Ox.
  • Sea dog Dictionary S - The dogfish.
  • Sea dotterel Dictionary S - The turnstone.
  • Sea dove Dictionary S - The little auk, or rotche. See Illust. of Rotche.
  • Sea dragon Dictionary S - A dragonet, or sculpin.
  • Sea drake Dictionary S - The pewit gull.
  • Sea duck Dictionary S - Any one of numerous species of ducks which frequent the seacoasts and feed mainly on fishes and mollusks. The scoters, eiders, old squaw, and ruddy duck are examples. They may be distinguished by the lobate hind toe.
  • Sea eagle Dictionary S - Any one of several species of fish-eating eagles of the genus Haliaeetus and allied genera, as the North Pacific sea eagle. (H. pelagicus), which has white shoulders, head, rump, and tail; the European white-tailed eagle (H. albicilla); and the Indian white-tailed sea eagle, or fishing eagle (Polioaetus ichthyaetus). The bald eagle and the osprey are also sometimes classed as sea eagles.
  • Sea-ear Dictionary S - noun Any species of ear-shaped shells of the genus Haliotis. See Abalone.
  • Sea eel Dictionary S - The conger eel.
  • Sea egg Dictionary S - A sea urchin.
  • Sea elephant Dictionary S - A very large seal (Macrorhinus proboscideus) of the Antarctic seas, much hunted for its oil. It sometimes attains a length of thirty feet, and is remarkable for the prolongation of the nose of the adult male into an erectile elastic proboscis, about a foot in length. Another species of smaller size (M. angustirostris) occurs on the coast of Lower California, but is now nearly extinct.
  • Sea fan Dictionary S - Any gorgonian which branches in a fanlike form, especially Gorgonia flabellum of Florida and the West Indies.
  • Seafarer Dictionary S - noun One who follows the sea as a business; a mariner; a sailor.
  • Seafaring Dictionary S - adjective Following the business of a mariner; as, a seafaring man.
  • Sea feather Dictionary S - Any gorgonian which branches in a plumelike form.
  • Sea fennel Dictionary S - Samphire.
  • Sea fern Dictionary S - Any gorgonian which branches like a fern.
  • Sea fight Dictionary S - An engagement between ships at sea; a naval battle.
  • Sea fir Dictionary S - A sertularian hydroid, especially Sertularia abietina, which branches like a miniature fir tree.
  • Sea flewer Dictionary S - A sea anemone, or any related anthozoan.
  • Sea foam Dictionary S - Foam of sea water.
  • Sea fowl Dictionary S - Any bird which habitually frequents the sea, as an auk, gannet, gull, tern, or petrel; also, all such birds, collectively.
  • Sea fox Dictionary S - The thrasher shark. See Thrasher.
  • Sea froth Dictionary S - See Sea foam, 2.
  • Sea-gate Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sea-gait.
  • Sea-gait Dictionary S - noun A long, rolling swell of the sea.
  • Sea gauge Dictionary S - See under Gauge, n.
  • Sea gherkin Dictionary S - Alt. of Sea girkin.
  • Sea girkin Dictionary S - Any small holothurian resembling in form a gherkin.
  • Sea ginger Dictionary S - A hydroid coral of the genus Millepora, especially M. alcicornis, of the West Indies and Florida. So called because it stings the tongue like ginger. See Illust. under Millepore.
  • Sea girdles Dictionary S - A kind of kelp (Laminaria digitata) with palmately cleft fronds; - called also sea wand, seaware, and tangle.
  • Seagirt Dictionary S - adjective Surrounded by the water of the sea or ocean; as, a seagirt isle.
  • Sea god Dictionary S - A marine deity; a fabulous being supposed to live in, or have dominion over, the sea, or some particular sea or part of the sea, as Neptune.
  • Sea goddess Dictionary S - A goddess supposed to live in or reign over the sea, or some part of the sea.
  • Seagoing Dictionary S - adjective Going upon the sea; especially, sailing upon the deep sea; - used in distinction from coasting or river, as applied to vessels.
  • Sea goose Dictionary S - A phalarope.
  • Sea gown Dictionary S - A gown or frock with short sleeves, formerly worn by mariners.
  • Sea grape Dictionary S - The gulf weed. See under Gulf.
  • Sea grass Dictionary S - Eelgrass.
  • Sea green Dictionary S - The green color of sea water.
  • Sea-green Dictionary S - adjective Of a beautiful bluish green color, like sea water on soundings.
  • Sea gudgeon Dictionary S - The European black goby (Gobius niger).
  • Sea gull Dictionary S - Any gull living on the seacoast.
  • Seah Dictionary S - noun A Jewish dry measure containing one third of an an ephah.
  • Sea hare Dictionary S - Any tectibranchiate mollusk of the genus Aplysia. See Aplysia.
  • Sea hawk Dictionary S - A jager gull.
  • Sea heath Dictionary S - A low perennial plant (Frankenia laevis) resembling heath, growing along the seashore in Europe.
  • Sea hedgehog Dictionary S - A sea urchin.
  • Sea hen Dictionary S - the common guillemot; - applied also to various other sea birds.
  • Sea hog Dictionary S - The porpoise.
  • Sea holly Dictionary S - An evergeen seashore plant (Eryngium maritimum). See Eryngium.
  • Sea holm Dictionary S - A small uninhabited island.
  • Sea horse Dictionary S - A fabulous creature, half horse and half fish, represented in classic mythology as driven by sea dogs or ridden by the Nereids. It is also depicted in heraldry. See Hippocampus.
  • Sea hulver Dictionary S - Sea holly.
  • Sea-island Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to certain islands along the coast of South Carolina and Georgia; as, sea-island cotton, a superior cotton of long fiber produced on those islands.
  • Sea jelly Dictionary S - A medusa, or jellyfish.
  • Seak Dictionary S - noun Soap prepared for use in milling cloth.
  • Sea kale Dictionary S - See under Kale.
  • Sea king Dictionary S - One of the leaders among the Norsemen who passed their lives in roving the seas in search of plunder and adventures; a Norse pirate chief. See the Note under Viking.
  • Seal Dictionary S - noun Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocidae and Otariidae.
  • Sealed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Seal.
  • Skaling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Seal.
  • Sea laces Dictionary S - A kind of seaweed (Chorda Filum) having blackish cordlike fronds, often many feet long.
  • Sea lamprey Dictionary S - The common lamprey.
  • Sea language Dictionary S - The peculiar language or phraseology of seamen; sailor's cant.
  • Sea lark Dictionary S - The rock pipit (Anthus obscurus).
  • Sea lavender Dictionary S - See Marsh rosemary, under Marsh.
  • Sea lawyer Dictionary S - The gray snapper. See under Snapper.
  • Seal-brown Dictionary S - adjective Of a rich dark brown color, like the fur of the fur seal after it is dyed.
  • Sea legs Dictionary S - Legs able to maintain their possessor upright in stormy weather at sea, that is, ability stand or walk steadily on deck when a vessel is rolling or pitching in a rough sea.
  • Sea lemon Dictionary S - Any one of several species of nudibranchiate mollusks of the genus Doris and allied genera, having a smooth, thick, convex yellow body.
  • Sea leopard Dictionary S - Any one of several species of spotted seals, especially Ogmorhinus leptonyx, and Leptonychotes Weddelli, of the Antarctic Ocean. The North Pacific sea leopard is the harbor seal.
  • Sealer Dictionary S - noun One who seals; especially, an officer whose duty it is to seal writs or instruments, to stamp weights and measures, or the like.
  • Sea letter Dictionary S - The customary certificate of national character which neutral merchant vessels are bound to carry in time of war; a passport for a vessel and cargo.
  • Sea lettuce Dictionary S - The green papery fronds of several seaweeds of the genus Ulva, sometimes used as food.
  • Sea level Dictionary S - The level of the surface of the sea; any surface on the same level with the sea.
  • Sealgh Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Selch.
  • Selch Dictionary S - noun A seal.
  • Sea lily Dictionary S - A crinoid.
  • Sealing wax Dictionary S - A compound of the resinous materials, pigments, etc., used as a material for seals, as for letters, documents, etc.
  • Sea lion Dictionary S - Any one of several large species of seals of the family Otariidae native of the Pacific Ocean, especially the southern sea lion (Otaria jubata) of the South American coast; the northern sea lion (Eumetopias Stelleri) found from California to Japan; and the black, or California, sea lion (Zalophus Californianus), which is common on the rocks near San Francisco.
  • Sea loach Dictionary S - The three-bearded rockling. See Rockling.
  • Sea louse Dictionary S - Any one of numerous species of isopod crustaceans of Cymothoa, Livoneca, and allied genera, mostly parasites on fishes.
  • Seam Dictionary S - noun Grease; tallow; lard.
  • Seamed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Seam.
  • Seaming Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Seam.
  • Sea-maid Dictionary S - noun The mermaid.
  • Sea-mail Dictionary S - noun A gull; the mew.
  • Seamen Dictionary S - pleural of Seaman.
  • Seaman Dictionary S - noun A merman; the male of the mermaid.
  • Seamanlike Dictionary S - adjective Having or showing the skill of a practical seaman.
  • Seamanship Dictionary S - noun The skill of a good seaman; the art, or skill in the art, of working a ship.
  • Sea mantis Dictionary S - A squilla.
  • Sea marge Dictionary S - Land which borders on the sea; the seashore.
  • Seamark Dictionary S - noun Any elevated object on land which serves as a guide to mariners; a beacon; a landmark visible from the sea, as a hill, a tree, a steeple, or the like.
  • Sea mat Dictionary S - Any bryozoan of the genus Flustra or allied genera which form frondlike corals.
  • Sea maw Dictionary S - The sea mew.
  • Sea-mell Dictionary S - noun The sea mew.
  • Sea mew Dictionary S - A gull; the mew.
  • Sea mile Dictionary S - A geographical mile. See Mile.
  • Sea milkwort Dictionary S - A low, fleshy perennial herb (Glaux maritima) found along northern seashores.
  • Seamless Dictionary S - adjective Without a seam.
  • Sea monk Dictionary S - See Monk seal, under Monk.
  • Sea monster Dictionary S - Any large sea animal.
  • Sea moss Dictionary S - Any branched marine bryozoan resembling moss.
  • Sea mouse Dictionary S - A dorsibranchiate annelid, belonging to Aphrodite and allied genera, having long, slender, hairlike setae on the sides.
  • Seamster Dictionary S - noun One who sews well, or whose occupation is to sew.
  • Seamstress Dictionary S - noun A woman whose occupation is sewing; a needlewoman.
  • Seamstressy Dictionary S - noun The business of a seamstress.
  • Sea mud Dictionary S - A rich slimy deposit in salt marshes and along the seashore, sometimes used as a manure; - called also sea ooze.
  • Seamy Dictionary S - adjective Having a seam; containing seams, or showing them.
  • Sean Dictionary S - noun A seine. See Seine.
  • Seance Dictionary S - noun A session, as of some public body; especially, a meeting of spiritualists to receive spirit communication, so called.
  • Sea needle Dictionary S - See Garfish (a).
  • Sea nettle Dictionary S - A jellyfish, or medusa.
  • Seannachie Dictionary S - noun A bard among the Highlanders of Scotland, who preserved and repeated the traditions of the tribes; also, a genealogist.
  • Sea onion Dictionary S - The officinal squill. See Squill.
  • Sea ooze Dictionary S - Same as Sea mud.
  • Sea orange Dictionary S - A large American holothurian (Lophothuria Fabricii) having a bright orange convex body covered with finely granulated scales. Its expanded tentacles are bright red.
  • Sea-orb Dictionary S - noun A globefish.
  • Sea otter Dictionary S - An aquatic carnivore (Enhydris lutris, / marina) found in the North Pacific Ocean. Its fur is highly valued, especially by the Chinese. It is allied to the common otter, but is larger, with feet more decidedly webbed.
  • Sea owl Dictionary S - The lumpfish.
  • Sea pad Dictionary S - The puffin.
  • Sea partridge Dictionary S - The gilthead (Crenilabrus melops), a fish of the British coasts.
  • Sea pass Dictionary S - A document carried by neutral merchant vessels in time of war, to show their nationality; a sea letter or passport. See Passport.
  • Sea peach Dictionary S - A beautiful American ascidian (Cynthia, / Halocynthia, pyriformis) having the size, form, velvety surface, and color of a ripe peach.
  • Sea pear Dictionary S - A pedunculated ascidian of the genus Boltonia.
  • Sea-pen Dictionary S - noun A pennatula.
  • Sea perch Dictionary S - The European bass (Roccus, / Labrax, lupus); - called also sea dace.
  • Sea pheasant Dictionary S - The pintail duck.
  • Sea pie Dictionary S - The oyster catcher, a limicoline bird of the genus Haematopus.
  • Seapiece Dictionary S - noun A picture representing a scene at sea; a marine picture.
  • Sea piet Dictionary S - See 1st Sea pie.
  • Sea pig Dictionary S - A porpoise or dolphin.
  • Sea pigeon Dictionary S - The common guillemot.
  • Sea pike Dictionary S - The garfish.
  • Sea pincushion Dictionary S - A sea purse.
  • Sea pink Dictionary S - See Thrift.
  • Sea plover Dictionary S - the black-bellied plover.
  • Sea poacher Dictionary S - Alt. of Sea poker.
  • Sea poker Dictionary S - The lyrie.
  • Sea pool Dictionary S - A pool of salt water.
  • Sea poppy Dictionary S - The horn poppy. See under Horn.
  • Sea porcupine Dictionary S - Any fish of the genus Diodon, and allied genera, whose body is covered with spines. See Illust. under Diodon.
  • Sea pork Dictionary S - An American compound ascidian (Amoraecium stellatum) which forms large whitish masses resembling salt pork.
  • Seaport Dictionary S - noun A port on the seashore, or one accessible for seagoing vessels. Also used adjectively; as, a seaport town.
  • Seapoy Dictionary S - noun See Sepoy.
  • Sea pudding Dictionary S - Any large holothurian.
  • Sea purse Dictionary S - The horny egg case of a skate, and of certain sharks.
  • Sea purslane Dictionary S - See under Purslane.
  • Sea pye Dictionary S - See 1st Sea pie.
  • Sea pyot Dictionary S - See 1st Sea pie.
  • Sea quail Dictionary S - The turnstone.
  • Seaquake Dictionary S - noun A quaking of the sea.
  • Sear Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sere.
  • Sere Dictionary S - adjective OE. seer, AS. sear (assumed) fr. searian to wither; akin to D. zoor dry, LG. soor, OHG. sor/n to to wither, Gr. a"y`ein to parch, to dry, Skr. /ush (for sush) to dry, to wither, Zend hush to dry. 152. Cf. Austere, Sorrel, a. Dry; withered; no longer green; - applied to leaves.
  • Seared Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sear.
  • Searing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sear.
  • Sea rat Dictionary S - A pirate.
  • Sea raven Dictionary S - An American cottoid fish (Hemitripterus Americanus) allied to the sculpins, found on the northeren Atlantic coasts.
  • Searce Dictionary S - noun A fine sieve.
  • Searcer Dictionary S - noun One who sifts or bolts.
  • Searched Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Search.
  • Searching Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Search.
  • Search Dictionary S - verb transitive To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city.
  • Searchable Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being searched.
  • Searchableness Dictionary S - noun Quality of being searchable.
  • Searcher Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, searhes or examines; a seeker; an inquirer; an examiner; a trier.
  • Searchless Dictionary S - adjective Impossible to be searched; inscrutable; impenetrable.
  • Searcloth Dictionary S - noun Cerecloth.
  • Searedness Dictionary S - noun The state of being seared or callous; insensibility.
  • Sea reed Dictionary S - The sea-sand reed. See under Reed.
  • Sea risk Dictionary S - Risk of injury, destruction, or loss by the sea, or while at sea.
  • Sea robber Dictionary S - A pirate; a sea rover.
  • Sea robin Dictionary S - See under Robin, and Illustration in Appendix.
  • Sea rocket Dictionary S - See under Rocket.
  • Sea room Dictionary S - Room or space at sea for a vessel to maneuver, drive, or scud, without peril of running ashore or aground.
  • Sea rover Dictionary S - One that cruises or roves the sea for plunder; a sea robber; a pirate; also, a piratical vessel.
  • Sea-roving Dictionary S - adjective Cruising at random on the ocean.
  • Sea salmon Dictionary S - A young pollock.
  • Sea salt Dictionary S - Common salt, obtained from sea water by evaporation.
  • Sea sandpiper Dictionary S - The purple sandpiper.
  • Sea sandwort Dictionary S - See Sea chickweed.
  • Sea saurian Dictionary S - noun Any marine saurian; esp. (Paleon.) the large extinct species of Mosasaurus, Icthyosaurus, Plesiosaurus, and related genera.
  • Seascape Dictionary S - noun A picture representing a scene at sea.
  • Sea scorpion Dictionary S - A European sculpin (Cottus scorpius) having the head armed with short spines.
  • Sea scurf Dictionary S - Any bryozoan which forms rounded or irregular patches of coral on stones, seaweeds, etc.
  • Sea serpent Dictionary S - Any marine snake. See Sea snake.
  • Seashell Dictionary S - noun The shell of any marine mollusk.
  • Seashore Dictionary S - noun The coast of the sea; the land that lies adjacent to the sea or ocean.
  • Seasick Dictionary S - adjective Affected with seasickness.
  • Seasickness Dictionary S - noun The peculiar sickness, characterized by nausea and prostration, which is caused by the pitching or rolling of a vessel.
  • Seaside Dictionary S - noun The land bordering on, or adjacent to, the sea; the seashore. Also used adjectively.
  • Sea slater Dictionary S - Any isopod crustacean of the genus Ligia.
  • Sea slug Dictionary S - A holothurian.
  • Sea snail Dictionary S - A small fish of the genus Liparis, having a ventral sucker. It lives among stones and seaweeds.
  • Sea snake Dictionary S - Any one of many species of venomous aquatic snakes of the family Hydrophidae, having a flattened tail and living entirely in the sea, especially in the warmer parts of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. They feed upon fishes, and are mostly of moderate size, but some species become eight or ten feet long and four inches broad.
  • Sea snipe Dictionary S - A sandpiper, as the knot and dunlin.
  • Season Dictionary S - noun One of the divisions of the year, marked by alternations in the length of day and night, or by distinct conditions of temperature, moisture, etc., caused mainly by the relative position of the earth with respect to the sun. In the north temperate zone, four seasons, namely, spring, summer, autumn, and winter, are generally recognized. Some parts of the world have three seasons, - the dry, the rainy, and the cold; other parts have but two, - the dry and the rainy.
  • Seasoned Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Season.
  • Seasoning Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Season.
  • Seasonable Dictionary S - adjective Occurring in good time, in due season, or in proper time for the purpose; suitable to the season; opportune; timely; as, a seasonable supply of rain.
  • Seasonage Dictionary S - noun A seasoning.
  • Seasonal Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the seasons.
  • Seasoner Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, seasons, or gives a relish; a seasoning.
  • Seasonless Dictionary S - adjective Without succession of the seasons.
  • Sea spider Dictionary S - Any maioid crab; a spider crab. See Maioid, and Spider crab, under Spider.
  • Sea squirt Dictionary S - An ascidian. See Illust. under Tunicata.
  • Sea star Dictionary S - A starfish, or brittle star.
  • Sea surgeon Dictionary S - A surgeon fish.
  • Sea swallow Dictionary S - The common tern.
  • Seat Dictionary S - noun The place or thing upon which one sits; hence; anything made to be sat in or upon, as a chair, bench, stool, saddle, or the like.
  • Seated Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Seat.
  • Seating Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Seat.
  • Sea tang Dictionary S - A kind of seaweed; tang; tangle.
  • Sea term Dictionary S - A term used specifically by seamen; a nautical word or phrase.
  • Sea thief Dictionary S - A pirate.
  • Sea thongs Dictionary S - A kind of blackish seaweed (Himanthalia lorea) found on the northern coasts of the Atlantic. It has a thonglike forking process rising from a top-shaped base.
  • Sea titling Dictionary S - The rock pipit.
  • Seatless Dictionary S - adjective Having no seat.
  • Sea toad Dictionary S - A sculpin.
  • Sea trout Dictionary S - Any one of several species of true trouts which descend rivers and enter the sea after spawning, as the European bull trout and salmon trout, and the eastern American spotted trout.
  • Sea trumpet Dictionary S - A great blackish seaweed of the Southern Ocean, having a hollow and expanding stem and a pinnate frond, sometimes twenty feet long.
  • Sea turn Dictionary S - A breeze, gale, or mist from the sea.
  • Sea turtle Dictionary S - Any one of several very large species of chelonians having the feet converted into paddles, as the green turtle, hawkbill, loggerhead, and leatherback. They inhabit all warm seas.
  • Sea unicorn Dictionary S - The narwhal.
  • Sea urchin Dictionary S - Any one of numerous species of echinoderms of the order Echinoidea.
  • Seave Dictionary S - noun A rush.
  • Seavy Dictionary S - adjective Overgrown with rushes.
  • Sea wall Dictionary S - A wall, or embankment, to resist encroachments of the sea.
  • Sea-walled Dictionary S - adjective Surrounded, bounded, or protected by the sea, as if by a wall.
  • Seawan Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Seawant.
  • Seawant Dictionary S - noun The name used by the Algonquin Indians for the shell beads which passed among the Indians as money.
  • Seawand Dictionary S - See Sea girdles.
  • Seaward Dictionary S - adjective Directed or situated toward the sea.
  • Seaware Dictionary S - noun Seaweed; esp., coarse seaweed. See Ware, and Sea girdles.
  • Seaweed Dictionary S - noun Popularly, any plant or plants growing in the sea.
  • Sea whip Dictionary S - A gorgonian having a simple stem.
  • Sea widgeon Dictionary S - The scaup duck.
  • Seawives Dictionary S - pleural of Seawife.
  • Seawife Dictionary S - noun A European wrasse (Labrus vetula).
  • Sea willow Dictionary S - A gorgonian coral with long flexible branches.
  • Sea wing Dictionary S - A wing shell (Avicula).
  • Sea withwind Dictionary S - A kind of bindweed (Convolvulus Soldanella) growing on the seacoast of Europe.
  • Sea wolf Dictionary S - The wolf fish.
  • Sea woodcock Dictionary S - The bar-tailed godwit.
  • Sea wood louse Dictionary S - A sea slater.
  • Sea wormwood Dictionary S - A European species of wormwood (Artemisia maritima) growing by the sea.
  • Seaworthiness Dictionary S - noun The state or quality of being seaworthy, or able to resist the ordinary violence of wind and weather.
  • Seaworthy Dictionary S - adjective Fit for a voyage; worthy of being trusted to transport a cargo with safety; as, a seaworthy ship.
  • Sea wrack Dictionary S - See Wrack.
  • Sebaceous Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, or secreting, fat; composed of fat; having the appearance of fat; as, the sebaceous secretions of some plants, or the sebaceous humor of animals.
  • Sebacic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to fat; derived from, or resembling, fat; specifically, designating an acid (formerly called also sebic, and pyroleic, acid), obtained by the distillation or saponification of certain oils (as castor oil) as a white crystalline substance.
  • Sebat Dictionary S - noun The eleventh month of the ancient Hebrew year, approximately corresponding with February.
  • Sebate Dictionary S - noun A salt of sebacic acid.
  • Sebesten Dictionary S - noun The mucilaginous drupaceous fruit of two East Indian trees (Cordia Myxa, and C. latifolia), sometimes used medicinally in pectoral diseases.
  • Sebic Dictionary S - adjective See Sebacic.
  • Sebiferous Dictionary S - adjective Producing vegetable tallow.
  • Sebiparous Dictionary S - adjective Same as Sebiferous.
  • Seborrhea Dictionary S - noun A morbidly increased discharge of sebaceous matter upon the skin; stearrhea.
  • Secale Dictionary S - noun A genus of cereal grasses including rye.
  • Secancy Dictionary S - noun A cutting; an intersection; as, the point of secancy of one line by another.
  • Secant Dictionary S - adjective Cutting; divivding into two parts; as, a secant line.
  • Secco Dictionary S - adjective Dry.
  • Seceded Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Secede.
  • Seceding Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Secede.
  • Secede Dictionary S - intransitive verb To withdraw from fellowship, communion, or association; to separate one's self by a solemn act; to draw off; to retire; especially, to withdraw from a political or religious body.
  • Seceder Dictionary S - noun One who secedes.
  • Secerned Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Secern.
  • Secerning Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Secern.
  • Secern Dictionary S - verb transitive To separate; to distinguish.
  • Secernent Dictionary S - adjective Secreting; secretory.
  • Secernment Dictionary S - noun The act or process of secreting.
  • Secess Dictionary S - noun Retirement; retreat; secession.
  • Secession Dictionary S - noun The act of seceding; separation from fellowship or association with others, as in a religious or political organization; withdrawal.
  • Secessionism Dictionary S - noun The doctrine or policy of secession; the tenets of secession; the tenets of secessionists.
  • Secessionist Dictionary S - noun One who upholds secession.
  • Seche Dictionary S - verb transitive & intransitive To seek.
  • Sechium Dictionary S - noun The edible fruit of a West Indian plant (Sechium edule) of the Gourd family. It is soft, pear-shaped, and about four inches long, and contains a single large seed. The root of the plant resembles a yam, and is used for food.
  • Seck Dictionary S - adjective Barren; unprofitable. See Rent seck, under Rent.
  • Seckel Dictionary S - noun A small reddish brown sweet and juicy pear. It originated on a farm near Philadelphia, afterwards owned by a Mr. Seckel.
  • Secle Dictionary S - noun A century.
  • Secluded Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Seclude.
  • Secluding Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Seclude.
  • Seclude Dictionary S - verb transitive To shut up apart from others; to withdraw into, or place in, solitude; to separate from society or intercourse with others.
  • Seclusion Dictionary S - noun The act of secluding, or the state of being secluded; separation from society or connection; a withdrawing; privacy; as, to live in seclusion.
  • Seclusive Dictionary S - adjective Tending to seclude; keeping in seclusion; secluding; sequestering.
  • Second Dictionary S - adjective Immediately following the first; next to the first in order of place or time; hence, occuring again; another; other.
  • Seconded Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Second.
  • Seconding Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Second.
  • Secondarily Dictionary S - adverb In a secondary manner or degree.
  • Secondariness Dictionary S - noun The state of being secondary.
  • Secondary Dictionary S - adjective Suceeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate.
  • Secondaries Dictionary S - pleural of Secondary.
  • Second-class Dictionary S - adjective Of the rank or degree below the best highest; inferior; second-rate; as, a second-class house; a second-class passage.
  • Seconder Dictionary S - noun One who seconds or supports what another attempts, affirms, moves, or proposes; as, the seconder of an enterprise or of a motion.
  • Secondhand Dictionary S - adjective Not original or primary; received from another.
  • Secondly Dictionary S - adverb In the second place.
  • Secondo Dictionary S - noun The second part in a concerted piece.
  • Second-rate Dictionary S - adjective Of the second size, rank, quality, or value; as, a second-rate ship; second-rate cloth; a second-rate champion.
  • Second-sight Dictionary S - noun The power of discerning what is not visible to the physical eye, or of foreseeing future events, esp. such as are of a disastrous kind; the capacity of a seer; prophetic vision.
  • Second-sighted Dictionary S - adjective Having the power of second-sight.
  • Secre Dictionary S - adjective Secret; secretive; faithful to a secret.
  • Secrecies Dictionary S - pleural of Secrecy.
  • Secrecy Dictionary S - noun The state or quality of being hidden; as, his movements were detected in spite of their secrecy.
  • Secrely Dictionary S - adverb Secretly.
  • Secreness Dictionary S - noun Secrecy; privacy.
  • Secret Dictionary S - adjective Hidden; concealed; as, secret treasure; secret plans; a secret vow.
  • Secretage Dictionary S - noun A process in which mercury, or some of its salts, is employed to impart the property of felting to certain kinds of furs.
  • Secretarial Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a secretary; befitting a secretary.
  • Secretariat Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Secretariate.
  • Secretariate Dictionary S - noun The office of a secretary; the place where a secretary transacts business, keeps records, etc.
  • Secretaries Dictionary S - pleural of Secretary.
  • Secretary Dictionary S - noun One who keeps, or is intrusted with, secrets.
  • Secretaryship Dictionary S - noun The office, or the term of office, of a secretary.
  • Secreted Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Secrete.
  • Secreting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Secrete.
  • Secrete Dictionary S - verb transitive To deposit in a place of hiding; to hide; to conceal; as, to secrete stolen goods; to secrete one's self.
  • Secretion Dictionary S - noun The act of secreting or concealing; as, the secretion of dutiable goods.
  • Secretist Dictionary S - noun A dealer in secrets.
  • Secretitious Dictionary S - adjective Parted by animal secretion; as, secretitious humors.
  • Secretive Dictionary S - adjective Tending to secrete, or to keep secret or private; as, a secretive disposition.
  • Secretiveness Dictionary S - noun The quality of being secretive; disposition or tendency to conceal.
  • Secretly Dictionary S - adverb In a secret manner.
  • Secretness Dictionary S - noun The state or quality of being secret, hid, or concealed.
  • Secrete-metory Dictionary S - adjective Causing secretion; - said of nerves which go to glands and influence secretion.
  • Secretory Dictionary S - adjective Secreting; performing, or connected with, the office secretion; secernent; as, secretory vessels, nerves.
  • Sect Dictionary S - noun A cutting; a scion.
  • Sectant Dictionary S - noun One of the portions of space bounded by the three coordinate planes. Specif. (Crystallog.), one of the parts of a crystal into which it is divided by the axial planes.
  • Sectarian Dictionary S - noun Pertaining to a sect, or to sects; peculiar to a sect; bigotedly attached to the tenets and interests of a denomination; as, sectarian principles or prejudices.
  • Sectarianism Dictionary S - noun The quality or character of a sectarian; devotion to the interests of a party; excess of partisan or denominational zeal; adherence to a separate church organization.
  • Sectarianize Dictionary S - verb transitive To imbue with sectarian feelings; to subject to the control of a sect.
  • Sectarism Dictionary S - noun Sectarianism.
  • Sectarist Dictionary S - noun A sectary.
  • Sectaries Dictionary S - pleural of Sectary.
  • Sectary Dictionary S - noun A sectarian; a member or adherent of a sect; a follower or disciple of some particular teacher in philosophy or religion; one who separates from an established church; a dissenter.
  • Sectator Dictionary S - noun A follower; a disciple; an adherent to a sect.
  • Sectile Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being cut; specifically (Min.), capable of being severed by the knife with a smooth cut; - said of minerals.
  • Sectility Dictionary S - noun The state or quality of being sectile.
  • Section Dictionary S - noun The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies.
  • Sectional Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a sections or distinct part of larger body or territory; local.
  • Sectionalism Dictionary S - noun A disproportionate regard for the interests peculiar to a section of the country; local patriotism, as distinguished from national.
  • Sectionality Dictionary S - noun The state or quality of being sectional; sectionalism.
  • Sectionalize Dictionary S - verb transitive To divide according to gepgraphical sections or local interests.
  • Sectionally Dictionary S - adverb In a sectional manner.
  • Sectionize Dictionary S - verb transitive To form into sections.
  • Sectism Dictionary S - noun Devotion to a sect.
  • Sectist Dictionary S - noun One devoted to a sect; a soetary.
  • Sectiuncle Dictionary S - noun A little or petty sect.
  • Sector Dictionary S - noun A part of a circle comprehended between two radii and the included arc.
  • Sectoral Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a sector; as, a sectoral circle.
  • Sectorial Dictionary S - adjective Adapted for cutting.
  • Secular Dictionary S - adjective Coming or observed once in an age or a century.
  • Secularism Dictionary S - noun The state or quality of being secular; a secular spirit; secularity.
  • Secularist Dictionary S - noun One who theoretically rejects every form of religious faith, and every kind of religious worship, and accepts only the facts and influences which are derived from the present life; also, one who believes that education and other matters of civil policy should be managed without the introduction of a religious element.
  • Secularity Dictionary S - noun Supreme attention to the things of the present life; worldliness.
  • Secularization Dictionary S - noun The act of rendering secular, or the state of being rendered secular; conversion from regular or monastic to secular; conversion from religious to lay or secular possession and uses; as, the secularization of church property.
  • Secularized Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Secularize.
  • Secularizing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Secularize.
  • Secularize Dictionary S - verb transitive To convert from regular or monastic into secular; as, to secularize a priest or a monk.
  • Secularly Dictionary S - adverb In a secular or worldly manner.
  • Secularness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being secular; worldliness; worldly-minded-ness.
  • Secund Dictionary S - adjective Arranged on one side only, as flowers or leaves on a stalk.
  • Secundate Dictionary S - verb transitive To make prosperous.
  • Secundation Dictionary S - noun Prosperity.
  • Secundine Dictionary S - noun The second coat, or integument, of an ovule, lying within the primine.
  • Secundo-geniture Dictionary S - noun A right of inheritance belonging to a second son; a property or possession so inherited.
  • Securable Dictionary S - adjective That may be secured.
  • Secure Dictionary S - adjective Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident.
  • Secured Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Secure.
  • Securing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Secure.
  • Securely Dictionary S - adverb In a secure manner; without fear or apprehension; without danger; safely.
  • Securement Dictionary S - noun The act of securing; protection.
  • Secureness Dictionary S - noun The condition or quality of being secure; exemption from fear; want of vigilance; security.
  • Securer Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, secures.
  • Securifera Dictionary S - noun plural The Serrifera.
  • Securiform Dictionary S - adjective Having the form of an ax hatchet.
  • Securipalp Dictionary S - noun One of a family of beetles having the maxillary palpi terminating in a hatchet-shaped joint.
  • Securities Dictionary S - pleural of Security.
  • Security Dictionary S - noun The condition or quality of being secure; secureness.
  • Sedan Dictionary S - noun A portable chair or covered vehicle for carrying a single person, - usually borne on poles by two men. Called also sedan chair.
  • Sedate Dictionary S - adjective Undisturbed by passion or caprice; calm; tranquil; serene; not passionate or giddy; composed; staid; as, a sedate soul, mind, or temper.
  • Sedation Dictionary S - noun The act of calming, or the state of being calm.
  • Sedative Dictionary S - adjective Tending to calm, moderate, or tranquilize.
  • Sedent Dictionary S - adjective Sitting; inactive; quiet.
  • Sedentarily Dictionary S - adverb In a sedentary manner.
  • Sedentariness Dictionary S - noun Quality of being sedentary.
  • Sedentary Dictionary S - adjective Accustomed to sit much or long; as, a sedentary man.
  • Sederunt Dictionary S - noun A sitting, as of a court or other body.
  • Sedge Dictionary S - noun Any plant of the genus Carex, perennial, endogenous herbs, often growing in dense tufts in marshy places. They have triangular jointless stems, a spiked inflorescence, and long grasslike leaves which are usually rough on the margins and midrib. There are several hundred species.
  • Sedged Dictionary S - adjective Made or composed of sedge.
  • Sedgy Dictionary S - adjective Overgrown with sedge.
  • Sedilia Dictionary S - noun plural Seats in the chancel of a church near the altar for the officiating clergy during intervals of service.
  • Sediment Dictionary S - noun The matter which subsides to the bottom, frrom water or any other liquid; settlings; lees; dregs.
  • Sedimental Dictionary S - adjective Sedimentary.
  • Sedimentary Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to sediment; formed by sediment; containing matter that has subsided.
  • Sedimentation Dictionary S - noun The act of depositing a sediment; specifically (Geol.), the deposition of the material of which sedimentary rocks are formed.
  • Sedition Dictionary S - noun The raising of commotion in a state, not amounting to insurrection; conduct tending to treason, but without an overt act; excitement of discontent against the government, or of resistance to lawful authority.
  • Seditionary Dictionary S - noun An inciter or promoter of sedition.
  • Seditious Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to sedition; partaking of the nature of, or tending to excite, sedition; as, seditious behavior; seditious strife; seditious words.
  • Sedlitz Dictionary S - adjective Same as Seidlitz.
  • Seduced Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Seduce.
  • Seducing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Seduce.
  • Seduce Dictionary S - verb transitive To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty in any manner; to entice to evil; to lead astray; to tempt and lead to iniquity; to corrupt.
  • Seducement Dictionary S - noun The act of seducing.
  • Seducer Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, seduces; specifically, one who prevails over the chastity of a woman by enticements and persuasions.
  • Seducible Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being seduced; corruptible.
  • Seduction Dictionary S - noun The act of seducing; enticement to wrong doing; specifically, the offense of inducing a woman to consent to unlawful sexual intercourse, by enticements which overcome her scruples; the wrong or crime of persuading a woman to surrender her chastity.
  • Seductive Dictionary S - adjective Tending to lead astray; apt to mislead by flattering appearances; tempting; alluring; as, a seductive offer.
  • Seductively Dictionary S - adverb In a seductive manner.
  • Seductress Dictionary S - noun A woman who seduces.
  • Sedulity Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sedulous; diligent and assiduous application; constant attention; unremitting industry; sedulousness.
  • Sedulous Dictionary S - adjective Diligent in application or pursuit; constant, steady, and persevering in business, or in endeavors to effect an object; steadily industrious; assiduous; as, the sedulous bee.
  • Sedum Dictionary S - noun A genus of plants, mostly perennial, having succulent leaves and cymose flowers; orpine; stonecrop.
  • See Dictionary S - noun A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised.
  • Seen Dictionary S - past participle of See.
  • Seeing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of See.
  • Seed Dictionary S - pleural of Seed.
  • Seeds Dictionary S - pleural of Seed.
  • Seeded Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Seed.
  • Seeding Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Seed.
  • Seedbox Dictionary S - noun A capsule.
  • Seedcake Dictionary S - noun A sweet cake or cooky containing aromatic seeds, as caraway.
  • Seedcod Dictionary S - noun A seedlip.
  • Seeder Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, sows or plants seed.
  • Seediness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being seedy, shabby, or worn out; a state of wretchedness or exhaustion.
  • Seed-lac Dictionary S - noun A species of lac. See the Note under Lac.
  • Seedless Dictionary S - adjective Without seed or seeds.
  • Seedling Dictionary S - noun A plant reared from the seed, as distinguished from one propagated by layers, buds, or the like.
  • Seedlip Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Seedlop.
  • Seedlop Dictionary S - noun A vessel in which a sower carries the seed to be scattered.
  • Seedman Dictionary S - See Seedsman.
  • Seedness Dictionary S - noun Seedtime.
  • Seedsmen Dictionary S - pleural of Seedsman.
  • Seedsman Dictionary S - noun A sower; one who sows or scatters seed.
  • Seedtime Dictionary S - noun The season proper for sowing.
  • Seedy Dictionary S - superlative Abounding with seeds; bearing seeds; having run to seeds.
  • Seek Dictionary S - adjective Sick.
  • Sought Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Seek.
  • Seeking Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Seek.
  • Seeker Dictionary S - noun One who seeks; that which is used in seeking or searching.
  • Seek-no-further Dictionary S - noun A kind of choice winter apple, having a subacid taste; - formerly called go-no-further.
  • Seek-sorrow Dictionary S - noun One who contrives to give himself vexation.
  • Seeled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Seel.
  • Seeling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Seel.
  • Seel Dictionary S - verb transitive To close the eyes of (a hawk or other bird) by drawing through the lids threads which were fastened over the head.
  • Seelily Dictionary S - adverb In a silly manner.
  • Seely Dictionary S - adjective See Silly.
  • Seemed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Seem.
  • Seeming Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Seem.
  • Seem Dictionary S - adjective To appear, or to appear to be; to have a show or semblance; to present an appearance; to look; to strike one's apprehension or fancy as being; to be taken as.
  • Seemer Dictionary S - noun One who seems; one who carries or assumes an appearance or semblance.
  • Seemingly Dictionary S - adverb In appearance; in show; in semblance; apparently; ostensibly.
  • Seemingness Dictionary S - noun Semblance; fair appearance; plausibility.
  • Seemless Dictionary S - adjective Unseemly.
  • Seemlily Dictionary S - adverb In a seemly manner.
  • Seemliness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being seemly: comeliness; propriety.
  • Seemly Dictionary S - intransitive verb Suited to the object, occasion, purpose, or character; suitable; fit; becoming; comely; decorous.
  • Seemlyhed Dictionary S - noun Comely or decent appearance.
  • Seep Dictionary S - intransitive verb Alt. of Sipe.
  • Sipe Dictionary S - intransitive verb To run or soak through fine pores and interstices; to ooze.
  • Seepage Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sipage.
  • Sipage Dictionary S - noun Water that seeped or oozed through a porous soil.
  • Seepy Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sipy.
  • Sipy Dictionary S - adjective Oozy; - applied to land under cultivation that is not well drained.
  • Seer Dictionary S - adjective Sore; painful.
  • Seeress Dictionary S - noun A female seer; a prophetess.
  • Seerfish Dictionary S - noun A scombroid food fish of Madeira (Cybium Commersonii).
  • Seerhand Dictionary S - noun A kind of muslin of a texture between nainsook and mull.
  • Seership Dictionary S - noun The office or quality of a seer.
  • Seersucker Dictionary S - noun A light fabric, originally made in the East Indies, of silk and linen, usually having alternating stripes, and a slightly craped or puckered surface; also, a cotton fabric of similar appearance.
  • Seerwood Dictionary S - noun Dry wood.
  • Seesaw Dictionary S - noun A play among children in which they are seated upon the opposite ends of a plank which is balanced in the middle, and move alternately up and down.
  • Seesawad Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Seesaw.
  • Seesawing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Seesaw.
  • Seet Dictionary S - imperative Sate; sat.
  • Seeth Dictionary S - imp. of Seethe.
  • Seethed Dictionary S - imperative of Seethe.
  • Sod Dictionary S - of Seethe.
  • Sodden Dictionary S - of Seethe.
  • Seething Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Seethe.
  • Seethe Dictionary S - noun To decoct or prepare for food in hot liquid; to boil; as, to seethe flesh.
  • Seether Dictionary S - noun A pot for boiling things; a boiler.
  • Seg Dictionary S - noun Sedge.
  • Segar Dictionary S - noun See Cigar.
  • Seggar Dictionary S - noun A case or holder made of fire clay, in which fine pottery is inclosed while baking in the kin.
  • Segge Dictionary S - noun The hedge sparrow.
  • Segment Dictionary S - noun One of the parts into which any body naturally separates or is divided; a part divided or cut off; a section; a portion; as, a segment of an orange; a segment of a compound or divided leaf.
  • Segmental Dictionary S - adjective Relating to, or being, a segment.
  • Segmentation Dictionary S - noun The act or process of dividing into segments; specifically (Biol.), a self-division into segments as a result of growth; cell cleavage; cell multiplication; endogenous cell formation.
  • Segmented Dictionary S - adjective Divided into segments or joints; articulated.
  • Segnitude Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Segnity.
  • Segnity Dictionary S - noun Sluggishness; dullness; inactivity.
  • Segno Dictionary S - noun A sign. See Al segno, and Dal segno.
  • Sego Dictionary S - noun A liliaceous plant (Calochortus Nuttallii) of Western North America, and its edible bulb; - so called by the Ute Indians and the Mormons.
  • Segregate Dictionary S - adjective Separate; select.
  • Segregated Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Segregate.
  • Segregating Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Segregate.
  • Segregation Dictionary S - noun The act of segregating, or the state of being segregated; separation from others; a parting.
  • Seiches Dictionary S - noun plural Local oscillations in level observed in the case of some lakes, as Lake Geneva.
  • Seid Dictionary S - noun A descendant of Mohammed through his daughter Fatima and nephew Ali.
  • Seidlitz Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Seidlitz, a village in Bohemia.
  • Seigh Dictionary S - obs. imp. sing. of See. Saw.
  • Seigneurial Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the lord of a manor; manorial.
  • Seignior Dictionary S - noun A lord; the lord of a manor.
  • Seigniorage Dictionary S - noun Something claimed or taken by virtue of sovereign prerogative; specifically, a charge or toll deducted from bullion brought to a mint to be coined; the difference between the cost of a mass of bullion and the value as money of the pieces coined from it.
  • Seignioral Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a seignior; seigneurial.
  • Seignioralty Dictionary S - noun The territory or authority of a seignior, or lord.
  • Seigniorial Dictionary S - adjective Same as Seigneurial.
  • Seigniorize Dictionary S - verb transitive To lord it over.
  • Seigniory Dictionary S - noun The power or authority of a lord; dominion.
  • Seine Dictionary S - noun A large net, one edge of which is provided with sinkers, and the other with floats. It hangs vertically in the water, and when its ends are brought together or drawn ashore incloses the fish.
  • Seiner Dictionary S - noun One who fishes with a seine.
  • Seining Dictionary S - noun Fishing with a seine.
  • Seint Dictionary S - noun A girdle.
  • Seintuary Dictionary S - noun Sanctuary.
  • Seirfish Dictionary S - noun Same as Seerfish.
  • Seirospore Dictionary S - noun One of several spores arranged in a chain as in certain algae of the genus Callithamnion.
  • Seise Dictionary S - verb transitive See Seize.
  • Seisin Dictionary S - noun See Seizin.
  • Seismic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Seismal.
  • Seismal Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to an earthquake; caused by an earthquake.
  • Seismograph Dictionary S - noun An apparatus for registering the shocks and undulatory motions of earthquakes.
  • Seismographic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a seismograph; indicated by a seismograph.
  • Seismography Dictionary S - noun A writing about, or a description of, earthquakes.
  • Seismological Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to seismology.
  • Seismology Dictionary S - noun The science of earthquakes.
  • Seismometer Dictionary S - noun An instrument for measuring the direction, duration, and force of earthquakes and like concussions.
  • Seismometric Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to seismometry, or seismometer; as, seismometric instruments; seismometric measurements.
  • Seismometry Dictionary S - noun The mensuration of such phenomena of earthquakes as can be expressed in numbers, or by their relation to the coordinates of space.
  • Seismoscope Dictionary S - noun A seismometer.
  • Seity Dictionary S - noun Something peculiar to one's self.
  • Seizable Dictionary S - adjective That may be seized.
  • Seized Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Seize.
  • Seizing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Seize.
  • Seize Dictionary S - verb transitive To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold of; to gripe or grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp.
  • Seizer Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, seizes.
  • Seizin Dictionary S - noun Possession; possession of an estate of froehold. It may be either in deed or in law; the former when there is actual possession, the latter when there is a right to such possession by construction of law. In some of the United States seizin means merely ownership.
  • Seizor Dictionary S - noun One who seizes, or takes possession.
  • Seizure Dictionary S - noun The act of seizing, or the state of being seized; sudden and violent grasp or gripe; a taking into possession; as, the seizure of a thief, a property, a throne, etc.
  • Sejant Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sejeant.
  • Sejeant Dictionary S - adjective Sitting, as a lion or other beast.
  • Sejein Dictionary S - verb transitive To separate.
  • Sejunction Dictionary S - noun The act of disjoining, or the state of being disjoined.
  • Sejungible Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being disjoined.
  • Seke Dictionary S - adjective Sick.
  • Sekes Dictionary S - noun A place in a pagan temple in which the images of the deities were inclosed.
  • Selachian Dictionary S - noun One of the Selachii. See Illustration in Appendix.
  • Selachii Dictionary S - noun plural An order of elasmobranchs including the sharks and rays; the Plagiostomi. Called also Selacha, Selache, and Selachoidei.
  • Selachoidei Dictionary S - noun plural Same as Selachii.
  • Selachostomi Dictionary S - noun plural A division of ganoid fishes which includes the paddlefish, in which the mouth is armed with small teeth.
  • Selaginella Dictionary S - noun A genus of cryptogamous plants resembling Lycopodia, but producing two kinds of spores; also, any plant of this genus. Many species are cultivated in conservatories.
  • Selah Dictionary S - noun A word of doubtful meaning, occuring frequently in the Psalms; by some, supposed to signify silence or a pause in the musical performance of the song.
  • Selcouth Dictionary S - noun Rarely known; unusual; strange.
  • Seld Dictionary S - adjective Rare; uncommon; unusual.
  • Selden Dictionary S - adverb Seldom.
  • Seldem Dictionary S - superl Rarely; not often; not frequently.
  • Seldom Dictionary S - adjective Rare; infrequent.
  • Seldomness Dictionary S - noun Rareness.
  • Seldseen Dictionary S - adjective Seldom seen.
  • Seldshewn Dictionary S - adjective Rarely shown or exhibited.
  • Select Dictionary S - adjective Taken from a number by preferance; picked out as more valuable or exellent than others; of special value or exellence; nicely chosen; selected; choice.
  • Selected Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Select.
  • Selecting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Select.
  • Selectedly Dictionary S - adverb With care and selection.
  • Selection Dictionary S - noun The act of selecting, or the state of being selected; choice, by preference.
  • Selective Dictionary S - adjective Selecting; tending to select.
  • Selectmen Dictionary S - pleural of Selectman.
  • Selectman Dictionary S - noun One of a board of town officers chosen annually in the New England States to transact the general public business of the town, and have a kind of executive authority. The number is usually from three to seven in each town.
  • Selectness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being select.
  • Selector Dictionary S - noun One who selects.
  • Selenate Dictionary S - noun A salt of selenic acid; - formerly called also seleniate.
  • Selenhydric Dictionary S - adjective Of, pertaining to, or designating, hydrogen selenide, H2Se, regarded as an acid analogous to sulphydric acid.
  • Selenic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to selenium; derived from, or containing, selenium; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with selenious compounds.
  • Selenide Dictionary S - noun A binary compound of selenium, or a compound regarded as binary; as, ethyl selenide.
  • Seleniferous Dictionary S - adjective Containing, or impregnated with, selenium; as, seleniferous pyrites.
  • Selenio- Dictionary S - A combining form (also used adjectively) denoting the presence of selenium or its compounds; as, selenio-phosphate, a phosphate having selenium in place of all, or a part, of the oxygen.
  • Selenious Dictionary S - adjective Of, pertaining to, or containing, selenium; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with selenic compounds.
  • Selenite Dictionary S - noun A salt of selenious acid.
  • Selenitic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Selenitical.
  • Selenitical Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to selenite; resembling or containing selenite.
  • Selenium Dictionary S - noun A nonmetallic element of the sulphur group, and analogous to sulphur in its compounds. It is found in small quantities with sulphur and some sulphur ores, and obtained in the free state as a dark reddish powder or crystalline mass, or as a dark metallic-looking substance. It exhibits under the action of light a remarkable variation in electric conductivity, and is used in certain electric apparatus. Symbol Se. Atomic weight 78.9.
  • Seleniuret Dictionary S - noun A selenide.
  • Seleniureted Dictionary S - adjective Combined with selenium as in a selenide; as, seleniureted hydrogen.
  • Selenecentric Dictionary S - adjective As seen or estimated from the center of the moon; with the moon central.
  • Selenograph Dictionary S - noun A picture or delineation of the moon's surface, or of any part of it.
  • Selenographer Dictionary S - noun One skilled in selenography.
  • Selenographic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Selenographical.
  • Selenographical Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to selenography.
  • Selenographist Dictionary S - noun A selenographer.
  • Selenography Dictionary S - noun The science that treats of the physical features of the moon; - corresponding to physical geography in respect to the earth.
  • Selenonium Dictionary S - noun A hypothetical radical of selenium, analogous to sulphonium.
  • Selenology Dictionary S - noun That branch of astronomy which treats of the moon.
  • Self Dictionary S - adjective Same; particular; very; identical.
  • Selves Dictionary S - pleural of Self.
  • Self-abased Dictionary S - adjective Humbled by consciousness of inferiority, unworthiness, guilt, or shame.
  • Self-abasement Dictionary S - noun Degradation of one's self by one's own act.
  • Self-abasing Dictionary S - adjective Lowering or humbling one's self.
  • Self-abhorrence Dictionary S - noun Abhorrence of one's self.
  • Self-abnegation Dictionary S - noun Self-denial; self-renunciation; self-sacrifice.
  • Self-abuse Dictionary S - noun The abuse of one's own self, powers, or faculties.
  • Self-accused Dictionary S - adjective Accused by one's self or by one's conscience.
  • Self-acting Dictionary S - adjective Acting of or by one's self or by itself; - said especially of a machine or mechanism which is made to perform of or for itself what is usually done by human agency; automatic; as, a self-acting feed apparatus; a self-acting mule; a self-acting press.
  • Self-action Dictionary S - noun Action by, or originating in, one's self or itself.
  • Self-active Dictionary S - adjective Acting of one's self or of itself; acting without depending on other agents.
  • Self-activity Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being self-active; self-action.
  • Self-adjusting Dictionary S - adjective Capable of assuming a desired position or condition with relation to other parts, under varying circumstances, without requiring to be adjusted by hand; - said of a piece in machinery.
  • Self-admiration Dictionary S - noun Admiration of one's self.
  • Self-affairs Dictionary S - noun plural One's own affairs; one's private business.
  • Self-affrighted Dictionary S - adjective Frightened at or by one's self.
  • Self-aggrandizement Dictionary S - noun The aggrandizement of one's self.
  • Self-annihilated Dictionary S - adjective Annihilated by one's self.
  • Self-annihilation Dictionary S - noun Annihilation by one's own acts; annihilation of one's desires.
  • Self-applause Dictionary S - noun Applause of one's self.
  • Self-applying Dictionary S - adjective Applying to or by one's self.
  • Self-approving Dictionary S - adjective Approving one's own action or character by one's own judgment.
  • Self-asserting Dictionary S - adjective asserting one's self, or one's own rights or claims; hence, putting one's self forward in a confident or assuming manner.
  • Self-assertion Dictionary S - noun The act of asserting one's self, or one's own rights or claims; the quality of being self-asserting.
  • Self-assertive Dictionary S - adjective Disposed to self-assertion; self-asserting.
  • Self-assumed Dictionary S - adjective Assumed by one's own act, or without authority.
  • Self-assured Dictionary S - adjective Assured by or of one's self; self-reliant; complacent.
  • Self-banished Dictionary S - adjective Exiled voluntarily.
  • Self-begetten Dictionary S - adjective Begotten by one's self, or one's own powers.
  • Self-bern Dictionary S - adjective Born or produced by one's self.
  • Self-centered Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Self-centred.
  • Self-centred Dictionary S - adjective Centered in itself, or in one's self.
  • Self-centering Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Self-centring.
  • Self-centring Dictionary S - adjective Centering in one's self.
  • Self-centration Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being self-centered.
  • Self-charity Dictionary S - noun Self-love.
  • Self-color Dictionary S - noun A color not mixed or variegated.
  • Self-celored Dictionary S - adjective Being of a single color; - applied to flowers, animals, and textile fabrics.
  • Self-command Dictionary S - noun Control over one's own feelings, temper, etc.; self-control.
  • Self-commune Dictionary S - noun Self-communion.
  • Self-communicative Dictionary S - adjective Imparting or communicating by its own powers.
  • Self-communion Dictionary S - noun Communion with one's self; thoughts about one's self.
  • Self-complacency Dictionary S - noun The quality of being self-complacent.
  • Self-complacent Dictionary S - adjective Satisfied with one's own character, capacity, and doings; self-satisfied.
  • Self-conceit Dictionary S - noun Conceit of one's self; an overweening opinion of one's powers or endowments.
  • Self-conceited Dictionary S - adjective Having an overweening opinion of one's own powers, attainments; vain; conceited.
  • Self-concern Dictionary S - noun Concern for one's self.
  • Self-condemnation Dictionary S - noun Condemnation of one's self by one's own judgment.
  • Self-confidence Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being self-confident; self-reliance.
  • Self-confident Dictionary S - adjective Confident of one's own strength or powers; relying on one's judgment or ability; self-reliant.
  • Self-conjugate Dictionary S - adjective Having the two things that are conjugate parts of the same figure; as, self-conjugate triangles.
  • Self-conscious Dictionary S - adjective Conscious of one's acts or state as belonging to, or originating in, one's self.
  • Self-consciousness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being self-conscious.
  • Self-considering Dictionary S - adjective Considering in one's own mind; deliberating.
  • Self-consistency Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being self-consistent.
  • Self-cconsistent Dictionary S - adjective Consistent with one's self or with itself; not deviation from the ordinary standard by which the conduct is guided; logically consistent throughout; having each part consistent with the rest.
  • Self-consuming Dictionary S - adjective Consuming one's self or itself.
  • Self-contained Dictionary S - adjective Having self-control; reserved; uncommunicative; wholly engrossed in one's self.
  • Self-contradiction Dictionary S - noun The act of contradicting one's self or itself; repugnancy in conceptions or in terms; a proposition consisting of two members, one of which contradicts the other; as, to be and not to be at the same time is a self-contradiction.
  • Self-contradictory Dictionary S - adjective Contradicting one's self or itself.
  • Self-control Dictionary S - noun Control of one's self; restraint exercised over one's self; self-command.
  • Self-convicted Dictionary S - adjective Convicted by one's own consciousness, knowledge, avowal, or acts.
  • Self-conviction Dictionary S - noun The act of convicting one's self, or the state of being self-convicted.
  • Self-created Dictionary S - adjective Created by one's self; not formed or constituted by another.
  • Self-culture Dictionary S - noun Culture, training, or education of one's self by one's own efforts.
  • Self-deceit Dictionary S - noun The act of deceiving one's self, or the state of being self-deceived; self-deception.
  • Self-deceived Dictionary S - adjective Deceived or misled respecting one's self by one's own mistake or error.
  • Self-deception Dictionary S - noun Self-deceit.
  • Self-defence Dictionary S - noun See Self-defense.
  • Self-defense Dictionary S - noun The act of defending one's own person, property, or reputation.
  • Self-defensive Dictionary S - adjective Defending, or tending to defend, one's own person, property, or reputation.
  • Self-degradation Dictionary S - noun The act of degrading one's self, or the state of being so degraded.
  • Self-delation Dictionary S - noun Accusation of one's self.
  • Self-delusion Dictionary S - noun The act of deluding one's self, or the state of being thus deluded.
  • Self-denial Dictionary S - noun The denial of one's self; forbearing to gratify one's own desires; self-sacrifice.
  • Self-denying Dictionary S - adjective Refusing to gratify one's self; self-sacrificing.
  • Self-dependent Dictionary S - adjective Dependent on one's self; self-depending; self-reliant.
  • Self-depending Dictionary S - adjective Depending on one's self.
  • Self-depraved Dictionary S - adjective Corrupted or depraved by one's self.
  • Self-destroyer Dictionary S - noun One who destroys himself; a suicide.
  • Self-destruction Dictionary S - noun The destruction of one's self; self-murder; suicide.
  • Self-destructive Dictionary S - adjective Destroying, or tending to destroy, one's self or itself; rucidal.
  • Self-determination Dictionary S - noun Determination by one's self; or, determination of one's acts or states without the necessitating force of motives; - applied to the voluntary or activity.
  • Self-determining Dictionary S - adjective Capable of self-determination; as, the self-determining power of will.
  • Self-devised Dictionary S - adjective Devised by one's self.
  • Self-devoted Dictionary S - adjective Devoted in person, or by one's own will.
  • Self-devotement Dictionary S - noun Self-devotion.
  • Self-devotion Dictionary S - noun The act of devoting one's self, or the state of being self-devoted; willingness to sacrifice one's own advantage or happiness for the sake of others; self-sacrifice.
  • Self-devouring Dictionary S - adjective Devouring one's self or itself.
  • Self-diffusive Dictionary S - adjective Having power to diffuse itself; diffusing itself.
  • Self-discipline Dictionary S - noun Correction or government of one's self for the sake of improvement.
  • Self-distrust Dictionary S - noun Want of confidence in one' self; diffidence.
  • Self-educated Dictionary S - adjective Educated by one's own efforts, without instruction, or without pecuniary assistance from others.
  • Self-elective Dictionary S - adjective Having the right of electing one's self, or, as a body, of electing its own members.
  • Self-enjoyment Dictionary S - noun Enjoyment of one's self; self-satisfaction.
  • Self-esteem Dictionary S - noun The holding a good opinion of one's self; self-complacency.
  • Self-estimation Dictionary S - noun The act of estimating one's self; self-esteem.
  • Self-evidence Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being self-evident.
  • Self-evident Dictionary S - adjective Evident without proof or reasoning; producing certainty or conviction upon a bare presentation to the mind; as, a self-evident proposition or truth.
  • Self-evolution Dictionary S - noun Evolution of one's self; development by inherent quality or power.
  • Self-exaltation Dictionary S - noun The act of exalting one's self, or the state of being so exalted.
  • Self-examinant Dictionary S - noun One who examines himself; one given to self-examination.
  • Self-examination Dictionary S - noun An examination into one's own state, conduct, and motives, particularly in regard to religious feelings and duties.
  • Self-existence Dictionary S - noun Inherent existence; existence possessed by virtue of a being's own nature, and independent of any other being or cause; - an attribute peculiar to God.
  • Self-existent Dictionary S - adjective Existing of or by himself,independent of any other being or cause; - as, God is the only self-existent being.
  • self-explaining Dictionary S - adjective Explaining itself; capable of being understood without explanation.
  • Self-exposure Dictionary S - noun The act of exposing one's self; the state of being so exposed.
  • Self-fertilization Dictionary S - noun The fertilization of a flower by pollen from the same flower and without outer aid; autogamy.
  • Self-fertilized Dictionary S - adjective Fertilized by pollen from the same flower.
  • Self-glorious Dictionary S - adjective Springing from vainglory or vanity; vain; boastful.
  • Self-government Dictionary S - noun The act of governing one's self, or the state of being governed by one's self; self-control; self-command.
  • Self-gratulation Dictionary S - noun Gratulation of one's self.
  • Self-heal Dictionary S - noun A blue-flowered labiate plant (Brunella vulgaris); the healall.
  • Self-healing Dictionary S - adjective Having the power or property of healing itself.
  • Self-help Dictionary S - noun The act of aiding one's self, without depending on the aid of others.
  • Self-homicide Dictionary S - noun The act of killing one's self; suicide.
  • Selfhood Dictionary S - noun Existence as a separate self, or independent person; conscious personality; individuality.
  • Self-ignorance Dictionary S - noun Ignorance of one's own character, powers, and limitations.
  • Self-ignorant Dictionary S - adjective Ignorant of one's self.
  • Self-imparting Dictionary S - adjective Imparting by one's own, or by its own, powers and will.
  • Self-importance Dictionary S - noun An exaggerated estimate of one's own importance or merit, esp. as manifested by the conduct or manners; self-conceit.
  • Self-important Dictionary S - adjective Having or manifesting an exaggerated idea of one's own importance or merit.
  • Self-imposed Dictionary S - adjective Voluntarily taken on one's self; as, self-imposed tasks.
  • Self-imposture Dictionary S - noun Imposture practiced on one's self; self-deceit.
  • Self-indignation Dictionary S - noun Indignation at one's own character or actions.
  • Self-indulgence Dictionary S - noun Indulgence of one's appetites, desires, or inclinations; - the opposite of self-restraint, and self-denial.
  • Self-indulgent Dictionary S - adjective Indulging one's appetites, desires, etc., freely.
  • Self-interest Dictionary S - noun Private interest; the interest or advantage of one's self.
  • Self-interested Dictionary S - adjective Particularly concerned for one's own interest or happiness.
  • Self-involution Dictionary S - noun Involution in one's self; hence, abstraction of thought; reverie.
  • Selfish Dictionary S - adjective Caring supremely or unduly for one's self; regarding one's own comfort, advantage, etc., in disregard, or at the expense, of those of others.
  • Selfishly Dictionary S - adverb In a selfish manner; with regard to private interest only or chiefly.
  • Selfishness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being selfish; exclusive regard to one's own interest or happiness; that supreme self-love or self-preference which leads a person to direct his purposes to the advancement of his own interest, power, or happiness, without regarding those of others.
  • Selfism Dictionary S - noun Concentration of one's interests on one's self; self-love; selfishness.
  • Selfist Dictionary S - noun A selfish person.
  • Self-justifier Dictionary S - noun One who excuses or justifies himself.
  • Self-kindled Dictionary S - adjective Kindled of itself, or without extraneous aid or power.
  • Self-knowing Dictionary S - adjective Knowing one's self, or one's own character, powers, and limitations.
  • Self-knowledge Dictionary S - noun Knowledge of one's self, or of one's own character, powers, limitations, etc.
  • Selfless Dictionary S - adjective Having no regard to self; unselfish.
  • Selflessness Dictionary S - noun Quality or state of being selfless.
  • Self-life Dictionary S - noun Life for one's self; living solely or chiefly for one's own pleasure or good.
  • Self-love Dictionary S - noun The love of one's self; desire of personal happiness; tendency to seek one's own benefit or advantage.
  • Self-luminous Dictionary S - adjective Possessing in itself the property of emitting light.
  • Self-made Dictionary S - adjective Made by one's self.
  • Self-mettle Dictionary S - noun Inborn mettle or courage; one's own temper.
  • Self-motion Dictionary S - noun Motion given by inherent power, without external impulse; spontaneus or voluntary motion.
  • Self-moved Dictionary S - adjective Moved by inherent power., without the aid of external impulse.
  • Self-moving Dictionary S - adjective Moving by inherent power, without the aid of external impulse.
  • Self-murder Dictionary S - adjective Suicide.
  • Self-murderer Dictionary S - noun A suicide.
  • Self-neglecting Dictionary S - noun A neglecting of one's self, or of one's own interests.
  • Selfness Dictionary S - noun Selfishness.
  • Self-one Dictionary S - adjective Secret.
  • Self-opinion Dictionary S - noun Opinion, especially high opinion, of one's self; an overweening estimate of one's self or of one's own opinion.
  • Self-opinioned Dictionary S - adjective Having a high opinion of one's self; opinionated; conceited.
  • Self-opininating Dictionary S - adjective Beginning wwith, or springing from, one's self.
  • Self-partiality Dictionary S - noun That partiality to himself by which a man overrates his own worth when compared with others.
  • Self-perplexed Dictionary S - adjective Perplexed by doubts originating in one's own mind.
  • Self-posited Dictionary S - adjective Disposed or arranged by an action originating in one's self or in itself.
  • Self-positing Dictionary S - adjective The act of disposing or arranging one's self or itself.
  • Self-possessed Dictionary S - adjective Composed or tranquill in mind, manner, etc.; undisturbed.
  • Self-possession Dictionary S - noun The possession of one's powers; calmness; self-command; presence of mind; composure.
  • Self-praise Dictionary S - noun Praise of one's self.
  • Self-preservation Dictionary S - noun The preservation of one's self from destruction or injury.
  • Self-propagating Dictionary S - adjective Propagating by one's self or by itself.
  • Self-registering Dictionary S - adjective Registering itself; - said of any instrument so contrived as to record its own indications of phenomena, whether continuously or at stated times, as at the maxima and minima of variations; as, a self-registering anemometer or barometer.
  • Self-regulated Dictionary S - adjective Regulated by one's self or by itself.
  • Self-regulative Dictionary S - adjective Tending or serving to regulate one's self or itself.
  • Self-reliance Dictionary S - noun Reliance on one's own powers or judgment; self-trust.
  • Self-reliant Dictionary S - adjective Reliant upon one's self; trusting to one's own powers or judgment.
  • Self-renunciation Dictionary S - noun The act of renouncing, or setting aside, one's own wishes, claims, etc.; self-sacrifice.
  • Self-repellency Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being self-repelling.
  • Self-repelling Dictionary S - adjective Made up of parts, as molecules or atoms, which mutually repel each other; as, gases are self-repelling.
  • Self-repetition Dictionary S - noun Repetition of one's self or of one's acts; the saying or doing what one has already said or done.
  • Self-reproach Dictionary S - noun The act of reproaching one's self; censure by one's own conscience.
  • Self-reproached Dictionary S - adjective Reproached by one's own conscience or judgment.
  • Self-reproaching Dictionary S - adjective Reproaching one's self.
  • Self-reproof Dictionary S - noun The act of reproving one's self; censure of one's conduct by one's own judgment.
  • Self-reproved Dictionary S - adjective Reproved by one's own conscience or one's own sense of guilt.
  • Self-reproving Dictionary S - adjective Reproving one's self; reproving by consciousness of guilt.
  • Self-reprovingly Dictionary S - adverb In a self-reproving way.
  • Self-repugnant Dictionary S - adjective Self-contradictory; inconsistent.
  • Self-repulsive Dictionary S - adjective Self-repelling.
  • Self-respect Dictionary S - noun Respect for one's self; regard for one's character; laudable self-esteem.
  • Self-restrained Dictionary S - adjective Restrained by one's self or itself; restrained by one's own power or will.
  • Self-restraint Dictionary S - noun Restraint over one's self; self-control; self-command.
  • Self-reverence Dictionary S - noun A reverent respect for one's self.
  • Self-righteous Dictionary S - adjective Righteous in one's own esteem; pharisaic.
  • Self-righteousness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being self-righteous; pharisaism.
  • Self-sacrifice Dictionary S - noun The act of sacrificing one's self, or one's interest, for others; self-devotion.
  • Self-sacrificing Dictionary S - adjective Yielding up one's own interest, ffeelings, etc; sacrificing one's self.
  • Selfsame Dictionary S - adjective Precisely the same; the very same; identical.
  • Self-satisfaction Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being self-satisfied.
  • Self-satisfied Dictionary S - adjective Satisfied with one's self or one's actions; self-complacent.
  • Self-satisfying Dictionary S - adjective Giving satisfaction to one's self.
  • Self-seeker Dictionary S - noun One who seeks only his own interest, advantage, or pleasure.
  • Self-seeking Dictionary S - adjective Seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfish.
  • Self-slaughter Dictionary S - noun Suicide.
  • Self-sufficiency Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being self-sufficient.
  • Self-sufficient Dictionary S - adjective Sufficient for one's self without external aid or cooperation.
  • Self-sufficing Dictionary S - adjective Sufficing for one's self or for itself, without needing external aid; self-sufficient.
  • Self-suspended Dictionary S - adjective Suspended by one's self or by itself; balanced.
  • Self-suspicious Dictionary S - adjective Suspicious or distrustful of one's self.
  • Self-taught Dictionary S - adjective Taught by one's own efforts.
  • Self-tormentor Dictionary S - noun One who torments himself.
  • Self-torture Dictionary S - noun The act of inflicting pain on one's self; pain inflicted on one's self.
  • Self-trust Dictionary S - noun Faith in one's self; self-reliance.
  • Self-uned Dictionary S - adjective One with itself; separate from others.
  • Self-view Dictionary S - noun A view if one's self; specifically, carefulness or regard for one's own interests.
  • Self-will Dictionary S - noun One's own will, esp. when opposed to that of others; obstinacy.
  • Self-willed Dictionary S - adjective Governed by one's own will; not yielding to the wishes of others; obstinate.
  • Self-willedness Dictionary S - noun Obstinacy.
  • Self-worship Dictionary S - noun The idolizing of one's self; immoderate self-conceit.
  • Self-wrong Dictionary S - noun Wrong done by a person himself.
  • Selion Dictionary S - noun A short piece of land in arable ridges and furrows, of uncertain quantity; also, a ridge of land lying between two furrows.
  • Seljukian Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Seljuk, a Tartar chief who embraced Mohammedanism, and began the subjection of Western Asia to that faith and rule; of or pertaining to the dynasty founded by him, or the empire maintained by his descendants from the 10th to the 13th century.
  • Seljuckian Dictionary S - noun A member of the family of Seljuk; an adherent of that family, or subject of its government; (pl.) the dynasty of Turkish sultans sprung from Seljuk.
  • Sell Dictionary S - noun Self.
  • Sold Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sell.
  • Selling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sell.
  • Sellanders Dictionary S - noun plural Alt. of Sellenders.
  • Sellenders Dictionary S - noun plural See Sallenders.
  • Seller Dictionary S - noun One who sells.
  • Selters water Dictionary S - A mineral water from Sellers, in the district of Nassan, Germany, containing much free carbonic acid.
  • Seltzer water Dictionary S - See Selters water.
  • Seltzo-gene Dictionary S - noun A gazogene.
  • Selvage Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Selvedge.
  • Selvedge Dictionary S - noun The edge of cloth which is woven in such a manner as to prevent raveling.
  • Selvaged Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Selvedged.
  • Selvedged Dictionary S - adjective Having a selvage.
  • Selvagee Dictionary S - noun A skein or hank of rope yarns wound round with yarns or marline, - used for stoppers, straps, etc.
  • Selve Dictionary S - adjective Self; same.
  • Sely Dictionary S - adjective Silly.
  • Semaeostomata Dictionary S - noun plural A division of Discophora having large free mouth lobes. It includes Aurelia, and Pelagia. Called also Semeostoma. See Illustr. under Discophora, and Medusa.
  • Semaphore Dictionary S - noun A signal telegraph; an apparatus for giving signals by the disposition of lanterns, flags, oscillating arms, etc.
  • Semaphoric Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Semaphorical.
  • Semaphorical Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a semaphore, or semaphores; telegraphic.
  • Semaphorically Dictionary S - adverb By means of a semaphore.
  • Semaphorist Dictionary S - noun One who manages or operates a semaphore.
  • Sematology Dictionary S - noun The doctrine of signs as the expression of thought or reasoning; the science of indicating thought by signs.
  • Sematrope Dictionary S - noun An instrument for signaling by reflecting the rays of the sun in different directions.
  • Semblable Dictionary S - adjective Like; similar; resembling.
  • Semblably Dictionary S - adverb In like manner.
  • Semblance Dictionary S - adjective Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form.
  • Semblant Dictionary S - adjective Like; resembling.
  • Semblative Dictionary S - adjective Resembling.
  • Semble Dictionary S - adjective To imitate; to make a representation or likeness.
  • Sembling Dictionary S - noun The practice of attracting the males of Lepidoptera or other insects by exposing the female confined in a cage.
  • Seme Dictionary S - adjective Sprinkled or sown; - said of field, or a charge, when strewed or covered with small charges.
  • Semeiography Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Semiography.
  • Semiography Dictionary S - noun A description of the signs of disease.
  • Semeiological Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Semiologioal.
  • Semiologioal Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the science of signs, or the systematic use of signs; as, a semeiological classification of the signs or symptoms of disease; a semeiological arrangement of signs used as signals.
  • Semeiology Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Semiology.
  • Semiology Dictionary S - noun The science or art of signs.
  • Semeiotic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Semiotic.
  • Semiotic Dictionary S - adjective Relating to signs or indications; pertaining to the language of signs, or to language generally as indicating thought.
  • Semeiotics Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Semiotics.
  • Semiotics Dictionary S - noun Semeiology.
  • Semele Dictionary S - noun A daughter of Cadmus, and by Zeus mother of Bacchus.
  • Semina Dictionary S - pleural of Semen.
  • Semen Dictionary S - noun The seed of plants.
  • Semeniferous Dictionary S - adjective Seminiferous.
  • Semester Dictionary S - noun A period of six months; especially, a term in a college or uneversity which divides the year into two terms.
  • Semi- Dictionary S - A prefix signifying half, and sometimes partly or imperfectly; as, semiannual, half yearly; semitransparent, imperfectly transparent.
  • Semiacid Dictionary S - adjective Slightly acid; subacid.
  • Semiacidified Dictionary S - adjective Half acidified.
  • Semiadherent Dictionary S - adjective Adherent part way.
  • Semiamplexicaul Dictionary S - adjective Partially amplexicaul; embracing the stem half round, as a leaf.
  • Semiangle Dictionary S - noun The half of a given, or measuring, angle.
  • Semiiannual Dictionary S - adjective Half-yearly.
  • Semiannually Dictionary S - adverb Every half year.
  • Semiannular Dictionary S - adjective Having the figure of a half circle; forming a semicircle.
  • Semi-Arian Dictionary S - noun A member of a branch of the Arians which did not acknowledge the Son to be consubstantial with the Father, that is, of the same substance, but admitted him to be of a like substance with the Father, not by nature, but by a peculiar privilege.
  • Semi-Arianism Dictionary S - noun The doctrines or tenets of the Semi-Arians.
  • Semiaxis Dictionary S - noun One half of the axis of an /llipse or other figure.
  • Semibarbarian Dictionary S - adjective Half barbarous; partially civilized.
  • Semibarbaric Dictionary S - adjective Half barbarous or uncivilized; as, semibarbaric display.
  • Semibarbarism Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being half barbarous or uncivilized.
  • Semibarbarous Dictionary S - adjective Half barbarous.
  • Semibreve Dictionary S - noun A note of half the time or duration of the breve; - now usually called a whole note. It is the longest note in general use.
  • Semibrief Dictionary S - noun A semibreve.
  • Semibull Dictionary S - noun A bull issued by a pope in the period between his election and coronation.
  • Semicalcareous Dictionary S - adjective Half or partially calcareous; as, a semicalcareous plant.
  • Semicalcined Dictionary S - adjective Half calcined; as, semicalcined iron.
  • Semicastrate Dictionary S - verb transitive To deprive of one testicle.
  • Semicentennial Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to half of a century, or a period of fifty years; as, a semicentennial commemoration.
  • Semichaotic Dictionary S - adjective Partially chaotic.
  • Semichorus Dictionary S - noun A half chorus; a passage to be sung by a selected portion of the voices, as the female voices only, in contrast with the full choir.
  • Semi-Christianized Dictionary S - adjective Half Christianized.
  • Semicircle Dictionary S - noun The half of a circle; the part of a circle bounded by its diameter and half of its circumference.
  • Semicircled Dictionary S - adjective Semicircular.
  • Semicircular Dictionary S - adjective Having the form of half of a circle.
  • Semi circumference Dictionary S - noun Half of a circumference.
  • Semicirque Dictionary S - noun A semicircular hollow or opening among trees or hills.
  • Semicolon Dictionary S - noun The punctuation mark ; indicating a separation between parts or members of a sentence more distinct than that marked by a comma.
  • Semicolumn Dictionary S - noun A half column; a column bisected longitudinally, or along its axis.
  • Semicolumnar Dictionary S - adjective Like a semicolumn; flat on one side and round on the other; imperfectly columnar.
  • Semicompact Dictionary S - adjective Half compact; imperfectly indurated.
  • Semiconscious Dictionary S - adjective Half conscious; imperfectly conscious.
  • Semicope Dictionary S - noun A short cope, or an inferier kind of cope.
  • Semi crustaceous Dictionary S - adjective Half crustaceous; partially crustaceous.
  • Semicrystalline Dictionary S - adjective Half crystalline; - said of certain cruptive rocks composed partly of crystalline, partly of amorphous matter.
  • Semicubical Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the square root of the cube of a quantity.
  • Semicubium Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Semicupium.
  • Semicupium Dictionary S - noun A half bath, or one that covers only the lewer extremities and the hips; a sitz-bath; a half bath, or hip bath.
  • Semicylindric Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Semicylyndrical.
  • Semicylyndrical Dictionary S - adjective Half cylindrical.
  • Semideistical Dictionary S - adjective Half deisticsl; bordering on deism.
  • Semidemiquaver Dictionary S - noun A demisemiquaver; a thirty-second note.
  • Semidetached Dictionary S - adjective Half detached; partly distinct or separate.
  • Semidiameter Dictionary S - noun Half of a diameter; a right line, or the length of a right line, drawn from the center of a circle, a sphere, or other curved figure, to its circumference or periphery; a radius.
  • Semidiapason Dictionary S - noun An imperfect octave.
  • Semidiapente Dictionary S - noun An imperfect or diminished fifth.
  • Semidiaphaneity Dictionary S - noun Half or imperfect transparency; translucency.
  • Semidiaphanous Dictionary S - adjective Half or imperfectly transparent; translucent.
  • Semidiatessaron Dictionary S - noun An imperfect or diminished fourth.
  • Semiditone Dictionary S - noun A lesser third, having its terms as 6 to 5; a hemiditone.
  • Semidiurnal Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, or accomplished in, half a day, or twelve hours; occurring twice every day.
  • Semidome Dictionary S - noun A roof or ceiling covering a semicircular room or recess, or one of nearly that shape, as the apse of a church, a niche, or the like. It is approximately the quarter of a hollow sphere.
  • Semidouble Dictionary S - noun An office or feast celebrated with less solemnity than the double ones. See Double, n., 8.
  • Semifable Dictionary S - noun That which is part fable and part truth; a mixture of truth and fable.
  • Semiflexed Dictionary S - adjective Half bent.
  • Semifloret Dictionary S - noun See Semifloscule.
  • Semifloscular Dictionary S - adjective Semiflosculous.
  • Semifloscule Dictionary S - noun A floscule, or florest, with its corolla prolonged into a strap-shaped petal; - called also semifloret.
  • Semiflosculous Dictionary S - adjective Having all the florets ligulate, as in the dandelion.
  • Semifluid Dictionary S - adjective Imperfectly fluid.
  • Semiform Dictionary S - noun A half form; an imperfect form.
  • Semiformed Dictionary S - adjective Half formed; imperfectly formed; as, semiformed crystals.
  • Semiglutin Dictionary S - noun A peptonelike body, insoluble in alcohol, formed by boiling collagen or gelatin for a long time in water. Hemicollin, a like body, is also formed at the same time, and differs from semiglutin by being partly soluble in alcohol.
  • Semihistorical Dictionary S - adjective Half or party historical.
  • Semihoral Dictionary S - adjective Half-hourly.
  • Semiindurated Dictionary S - adjective Imperfectly indurated or hardened.
  • Semilapidified Dictionary S - adjective Imperfectly changed into stone.
  • Semilens Dictionary S - noun The half of a lens divided along a plane passing through its axis.
  • Semilenticular Dictionary S - adjective Half lenticular or convex; imperfectly resembling a lens.
  • Semiligneous Dictionary S - adjective Half or partially ligneous, as a stem partly woody and partly herbaceous.
  • Semiliquid Dictionary S - adjective Half liquid; semifluid.
  • Semiliquidity Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being semiliquid; partial liquidity.
  • Semilogical Dictionary S - adjective Half logical; partly logical; said of fallacies.
  • Semilor Dictionary S - noun A yellowish alloy of copper and zinc. See Simplor.
  • Semilunar Dictionary S - adjective Shaped like a half moon.
  • Semilunary Dictionary S - adjective Semilunar.
  • Semilunate Dictionary S - adjective Semilunar.
  • Semilune Dictionary S - noun The half of a lune.
  • Semimetal Dictionary S - noun An element possessing metallic properties in an inferior degree and not malleable, as arsenic, antimony, bismuth, molybdenum, uranium, etc.
  • Semimetallic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a semimetal; possessing metallic properties in an inferior degree; resembling metal.
  • Semimonthly Dictionary S - adjective Coming or made twice in a month; as, semimonthly magazine; a semimonthly payment.
  • Semiimute Dictionary S - adjective Having the faculty of speech but imperfectly developed or partially lost.
  • Semimute Dictionary S - noun A semimute person.
  • Seminal Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, seed or semen; as, the seminal fluid.
  • Seminality Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being seminal.
  • Seminarian Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Seminarist.
  • Seminarist Dictionary S - noun A member of, or one educated in, a seminary; specifically, an ecclesiastic educated for the priesthood in a seminary.
  • Seminaries Dictionary S - pleural of Seminary.
  • Seminary Dictionary S - noun A piece of ground where seed is sown for producing plants for transplantation; a nursery; a seed plat.
  • Seminated Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Seminate.
  • Seminating Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Seminate.
  • Seminate Dictionary S - verb transitive To sow; to spread; to propagate.
  • Semination Dictionary S - noun The act of sowing or spreading.
  • Semined Dictionary S - adjective Thickly covered or sown, as with seeds.
  • Seminiferous Dictionary S - adjective Seed-bearing; producing seed; pertaining to, or connected with, the formation of semen; as, seminiferous cells or vesicles.
  • Seminific Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Semnifical.
  • Semnifical Dictionary S - adjective Forming or producing seed, or the male generative product of animals or of plants.
  • Seminification Dictionary S - noun Propagation from seed.
  • Seminist Dictionary S - noun A believer in the old theory that the newly created being is formed by the admixture of the seed of the male with the supposed seed of the female.
  • Seminoles Dictionary S - noun plural A tribe of Indians who formerly occupied Florida, where some of them still remain. They belonged to the Creek Confideration.
  • Seminose Dictionary S - noun A carbohydrate of the glucose group found in the thickened endosperm of certain seeds, and extracted as yellow sirup having a sweetish-bitter taste.
  • Seminude Dictionary S - adjective Partially nude; half naked.
  • Seminymph Dictionary S - noun The pupa of insects which undergo only a slight change in passing to the imago state.
  • Semioccasionally Dictionary S - adverb Once in a while; on rare occasions.
  • Semiofficial Dictionary S - adjective Half official; having some official authority or importance; as, a semiofficial statement.
  • Semiological Dictionary S - Same as Semeiography, Semeiology, Semeiological.
  • Semiopacous Dictionary S - adjective Semiopaque.
  • Semiopal Dictionary S - noun A variety of opal not possessing opalescence.
  • Semiopaque Dictionary S - adjective Half opaque; only half transparent.
  • Semiorbicular Dictionary S - adjective Having the shape of a half orb or sphere.
  • Semioval Dictionary S - adjective Half oval.
  • Semiovate Dictionary S - adjective Half ovate.
  • Semioxygenated Dictionary S - adjective Combined with oxygen only in part.
  • Semipagan Dictionary S - adjective Half pagan.
  • Semipalmate Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Semipalmated.
  • Semipalmated Dictionary S - adjective Having the anterior toes joined only part way down with a web; half-webbed; as, a semipalmate bird or foot. See Illust. k under Aves.
  • Semiparabola Dictionary S - noun One branch of a parabola, being terminated at the principal vertex of the curve.
  • Semiped Dictionary S - noun A half foot in poetry.
  • Semipedal Dictionary S - adjective Containing a half foot.
  • Semi-Pelagian Dictionary S - noun A follower of John Cassianus, a French monk (died about 448), who modified the doctrines of Pelagius, by denying human merit, and maintaining the necessity of the Spirit's influence, while, on the other hand, he rejected the Augustinian doctrines of election, the inability of man to do good, and the certain perseverance of the saints.
  • Semi-Pelagianism Dictionary S - noun The doctrines or tenets of the Semi-Pelagians.
  • Semipellucid Dictionary S - adjective Half clear, or imperfectly transparent; as, a semipellucid gem.
  • Semipellucidity Dictionary S - noun The qualiti or state of being imperfectly transparent.
  • Semipenniform Dictionary S - adjective Half or partially penniform; as, a semipenniform muscle.
  • Semopermanent Dictionary S - noun Half or partly permanent.
  • Semiperspicuous Dictionary S - adjective Half transparent; imperfectly clear; semipellucid.
  • Semiphlogisticated Dictionary S - adjective Partially impregnated with phlogiston.
  • Semiplume Dictionary S - noun A feather which has a plumelike web, with the shaft of an ordinary feather.
  • Semiprecious Dictionary S - adjective Somewhat precious; as, semiprecious stones or metals.
  • Semiproof Dictionary S - noun Half proof; evidence from the testimony of a single witness.
  • Semi pupa Dictionary S - noun The young of an insect in a stage between the larva and pupa.
  • Semiquadrate Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Semiquartile.
  • Semiquartile Dictionary S - noun An aspect of the planets when distant from each other the half of a quadrant, or forty-five degrees, or one sign and a half.
  • Semiquaver Dictionary S - noun A note of half the duration of the quaver; - now usually called a sixsteenth note.
  • Semiquintile Dictionary S - noun An aspect of the planets when distant from each other half of the quintile, or thirty-six degrees.
  • Semirecondite Dictionary S - adjective Half hidden or half covered; said of the head of an insect when half covered by the shield of the thorax.
  • Semiring Dictionary S - noun One of the incomplete rings of the upper part of the bronchial tubes of most birds. The semerings form an essential part of the syrinx, or musical organ, of singing birds.
  • Semisavage Dictionary S - adjective Half savage.
  • Semi-Saxon Dictionary S - adjective Half Saxon; - specifically applied to the language intermediate between Saxon and English, belonging to the period 1150-1250.
  • Semisextile Dictionary S - noun An aspect of the planets when they are distant from each other the twelfth part of a circle, or thirty degrees.
  • Semisolid Dictionary S - adjective Partially solid.
  • Semisoun Dictionary S - noun A half sound; a low tone.
  • Semispheric Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Semispherical.
  • Semispherical Dictionary S - adjective Having the figure of a half sphere.
  • Semispheroidal Dictionary S - adjective Formed like a half spheroid.
  • Semisteel Dictionary S - noun Puddled steel.
  • Semitae Dictionary S - pleural of Semita.
  • Semita Dictionary S - noun A fasciole of a spatangoid sea urchin.
  • Semitangent Dictionary S - noun The tangent of half an arc.
  • Semite Dictionary S - noun One belonging to the Semitic race. Also used adjectively.
  • Semiterete Dictionary S - adjective Half terete.
  • Semitertian Dictionary S - adjective Having the characteristics of both a tertian and a quotidian intermittent.
  • Semitic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Shem or his descendants; belonging to that division of the Caucasian race which includes the Arabs, Jews, and related races.
  • Semitism Dictionary S - noun A Semitic idiom; a word of Semitic origin.
  • Semitone Dictionary S - noun Half a tone; - the name commonly applied to the smaller intervals of the diatonic scale.
  • Semitonic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a semitone; consisting of a semitone, or of semitones.
  • Semitransept Dictionary S - noun The half of a transept; as, the north semitransept of a church.
  • Semitranslucent Dictionary S - adjective Slightly clear; transmitting light in a slight degree.
  • Semitransparency Dictionary S - noun Imperfect or partial transparency.
  • Semitransparent Dictionary S - adjective Half or imperfectly transparent.
  • Semiverticillate Dictionary S - adjective Partially verticillate.
  • Semivif Dictionary S - adjective Only half alive.
  • Semivitreous Dictionary S - adjective Partially vitreous.
  • Semivitrification Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being semivitrified.
  • Semivitrified Dictionary S - adjective Half or imperfectly vitrified; partially converted into glass.
  • Semivocal Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a semivowel; half cocal; imperfectly sounding.
  • Semivowel Dictionary S - noun A sound intermediate between a vowel and a consonant, or partaking of the nature of both, as in the English w and y.
  • Semiweekly Dictionary S - adjective Coming, or made, or done, once every half week; as, a semiweekly newspaper; a semiweekly trip.
  • Semolella Dictionary S - noun See Semolina.
  • Semolina Dictionary S - noun The fine, hard parts of wheat, rounded by the attrition of the millstones, - used in cookery.
  • Semolino Dictionary S - noun Same as Semolina.
  • Semoule Dictionary S - noun Same as Semolina.
  • Sempervirent Dictionary S - adjective Always fresh; evergreen.
  • Sempervive Dictionary S - noun The houseleek.
  • Sempervivum Dictionary S - noun A genus of fleshy-leaved plants, of which the houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum) is the commonest species.
  • Sempiternal Dictionary S - adjective Of neverending duration; everlasting; endless; having beginning, but no end.
  • Sempiterne Dictionary S - adjective Sempiternal.
  • Sempiternity Dictionary S - noun Future duration without end; the relation or state of being sempiternal.
  • Sempre Dictionary S - adverb Always; throughout; as, sempre piano, always soft.
  • Sempster Dictionary S - noun A seamster.
  • Sempstress Dictionary S - noun A seamstress.
  • Sempstressy Dictionary S - noun Seamstressy.
  • Semster Dictionary S - noun A seamster.
  • Semuncia Dictionary S - noun A Roman coin equivalent to one twenty-fourth part of a Roman pound.
  • Sen Dictionary S - noun A Japanese coin, worth about one half of a cent.
  • Senary Dictionary S - adjective Of six; belonging to six; containing six.
  • Senate Dictionary S - noun An assembly or council having the highest deliberative and legislative functions.
  • Senator Dictionary S - noun A member of a senate.
  • Senatorial Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a senator, or a senate; becoming to a senator, or a senate; as, senatorial duties; senatorial dignity.
  • Senatorially Dictionary S - adverb In a senatorial manner.
  • Senatorian Dictionary S - adjective Senatorial.
  • Senatorious Dictionary S - adjective Senatorial.
  • Senatorship Dictionary S - noun The office or dignity of a senator.
  • Senatusconsult Dictionary S - noun A decree of the Roman senate.
  • Sent Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Send.
  • Sending Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Send.
  • Send Dictionary S - verb transitive To cause to go in any manner; to dispatch; to commission or direct to go; as, to send a messenger.
  • Sendal Dictionary S - noun A light thin stuff of silk.
  • Sender Dictionary S - noun One who sends.
  • Senecas Dictionary S - noun plural A tribe of Indians who formerly inhabited a part of Western New York. This tribe was the most numerous and most warlike of the Five Nations.
  • Senecio Dictionary S - noun A very large genus of composite plants including the groundsel and the golden ragwort.
  • Senectitude Dictionary S - noun Old age.
  • Senega Dictionary S - noun Seneca root.
  • Senegal Dictionary S - noun Gum senegal. See under Gum.
  • Senegin Dictionary S - noun A substance extracted from the rootstock of the Polygala Senega (Seneca root), and probably identical with polygalic acid.
  • Senescence Dictionary S - noun The state of growing old; decay by time.
  • Senescent Dictionary S - adjective Growing old; decaying with the lapse of time.
  • Seneschal Dictionary S - noun An officer in the houses of princes and dignitaries, in the Middle Ages, who had the superintendence of feasts and domestic ceremonies; a steward. Sometimes the seneschal had the dispensing of justice, and was given high military commands.
  • Seneschalship Dictionary S - noun The office, dignity, or jurisdiction of a seneschal.
  • Senge Dictionary S - verb transitive To singe.
  • Sengreen Dictionary S - noun The houseleek.
  • Senile Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to old age; proceeding from, or characteristic of, old age; affected with the infirmities of old age; as, senile weakness.
  • Senility Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being senile; old age.
  • Senior Dictionary S - adjective More advanced than another in age; prior in age; elder; hence, more advanced in dignity, rank, or office; superior; as, senior member; senior counsel.
  • Seniority Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being senior.
  • Seniorize Dictionary S - intransitive verb To exercise authority; to rule; to lord it.
  • Seniory Dictionary S - noun Seniority.
  • Senna Dictionary S - noun The leaves of several leguminous plants of the genus Cassia. (C. acutifolia, C. angustifolia, etc.). They constitute a valuable but nauseous cathartic medicine.
  • Sennachy Dictionary S - noun See Seannachie.
  • Sennet Dictionary S - noun A signal call on a trumpet or cornet for entrance or exit on the stage.
  • Sennight Dictionary S - noun The space of seven nights and days; a week.
  • Sennit Dictionary S - noun A braided cord or fabric formed by plaiting together rope yarns or other small stuff.
  • Senocular Dictionary S - adjective Having six eyes.
  • Senonian Dictionary S - adjective In european geology, a name given to the middle division of the Upper Cretaceous formation.
  • Se or Dictionary S - noun A Spanish title of courtesy corresponding to the English Mr. or Sir; also, a gentleman.
  • Se ora Dictionary S - noun A Spanish title of courtesy given to a lady; Mrs.; Madam; also, a lady.
  • Se orita Dictionary S - noun A Spanish title of courtesy given to a young lady; Miss; also, a young lady.
  • Sens Dictionary S - adverb Since.
  • Sensated Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sensate.
  • Sensating Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sensate.
  • Sensate Dictionary S - verb transitive To feel or apprehend more or less distinctly through a sense, or the senses; as, to sensate light, or an odor.
  • Sensation Dictionary S - noun An impression, or the consciousness of an impression, made upon the central nervous organ, through the medium of a sensory or afferent nerve or one of the organs of sense; a feeling, or state of consciousness, whether agreeable or disagreeable, produced either by an external object (stimulus), or by some change in the internal state of the body.
  • Sensational Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to sensation; as, sensational nerves.
  • Sensationalism Dictionary S - noun The doctrine held by Condillac, and by some ascribed to Locke, that our ideas originate solely in sensation, and consist of sensations transformed; sensualism; - opposed to intuitionalism, and rationalism.
  • Sensationalist Dictionary S - noun An advocate of, or believer in, philosophical sensationalism.
  • Sense Dictionary S - verb transitive A faculty, possessed by animals, of perceiving external objects by means of impressions made upon certain organs (sensory or sense organs) of the body, or of perceiving changes in the condition of the body; as, the senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. See Muscular sense, under Muscular, and Temperature sense, under Temperature.
  • Sensed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sense.
  • Sensing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sense.
  • Senseful Dictionary S - adjective Full of sense, meaning, or reason; reasonable; judicious.
  • Senseless Dictionary S - adjective Destitute of, deficient in, or contrary to, sense; without sensibility or feeling; unconscious; stupid; foolish; unwise; unreasonable.
  • Sensibilities Dictionary S - pleural of Sensibility.
  • Sensibility Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sensible, or capable of sensation; capacity to feel or perceive.
  • Sensible Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being perceived by the senses; apprehensible through the bodily organs; hence, also, perceptible to the mind; making an impression upon the sense, reason, or understanding; ////// heat; sensible resistance.
  • Sensibleness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sensible; sensibility; appreciation; capacity of perception; susceptibility.
  • Sensibly Dictionary S - adverb In a sensible manner; so as to be perceptible to the senses or to the mind; appreciably; with perception; susceptibly; sensitively.
  • Sensifacient Dictionary S - adjective Converting into sensation.
  • Sensiferous Dictionary S - adjective Exciting sensation; conveying sensation.
  • Sensific Dictionary S - adjective Exciting sensation.
  • Sensificatory Dictionary S - adjective Susceptible of, or converting into, sensation; as, the sensificatory part of a nervous system.
  • Sensigenous Dictionary S - adjective Causing or exciting sensation.
  • Sensism Dictionary S - noun Same as Sensualism, 2 & 3.
  • Sensist Dictionary S - noun One who, in philosophy, holds to sensism.
  • Sensitive Dictionary S - adjective Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul.
  • Sensitivity Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sensitive; - used chiefly in science and the arts; as, the sensitivity of iodized silver.
  • Sensitize Dictionary S - verb transitive To render sensitive, or susceptible of being easily acted on by the actinic rays of the sun; as, sensitized paper or plate.
  • Sensitizer Dictionary S - noun An agent that sensitizes.
  • Sensitory Dictionary S - noun See Sensory.
  • Sensive Dictionary S - adjective Having sense or sensibility; sensitive.
  • Sensor Dictionary S - adjective Sensory; as, the sensor nerves.
  • Sensorial Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the sensorium; as, sensorial faculties, motions, powers.
  • Sensoriums Dictionary S - pleural of Sensorium.
  • Sensoria Dictionary S - pleural of Sensorium.
  • Sensorium Dictionary S - noun The seat of sensation; the nervous center or centers to which impressions from the external world must be conveyed before they can be perceived; the place where external impressions are localized, and transformed into sensations, prior to being reflected to other parts of the organism; hence, the whole nervous system, when animated, so far as it is susceptible of common or special sensations.
  • Sensori-volitional Dictionary S - adjective Concerned both in sensation and volition; - applied to those nerve fibers which pass to and from the cerebro-spinal axis, and are respectively concerned in sensation and volition.
  • Sensories Dictionary S - pleural of Sensery.
  • Sensery Dictionary S - noun Same as Sensorium.
  • Sensory Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the sensorium or sensation; as, sensory impulses; - especially applied to those nerves and nerve fibers which convey to a nerve center impulses resulting in sensation; also sometimes loosely employed in the sense of afferent, to indicate nerve fibers which convey impressions of any kind to a nerve center.
  • Sensual Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, consisting in, or affecting, the sense, or bodily organs of perception; relating to, or concerning, the body, in distinction from the spirit.
  • Sensualism Dictionary S - noun The condition or character of one who is sensual; subjection to sensual feelings and appetite; sensuality.
  • Sensualist Dictionary S - noun One who is sensual; one given to the indulgence of the appetites or senses as the means of happiness.
  • Sensualistic Dictionary S - adjective Sensual.
  • Sensuality Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sensual; devotedness to the gratification of the bodily appetites; free indulgence in carnal or sensual pleasures; luxuriousness; voluptuousness; lewdness.
  • Sensualization Dictionary S - noun The act of sensualizing, or the state of being sensualized.
  • Sensualized Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sensualize.
  • Sensualizing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sensualize.
  • Sensualize Dictionary S - verb transitive To make sensual; to subject to the love of sensual pleasure; to debase by carnal gratifications; to carnalize; as, sensualized by pleasure.
  • Sensually Dictionary S - adverb In a sensual manner.
  • Sensualness Dictionary S - noun Sensuality; fleshliness.
  • Sensuism Dictionary S - noun Sensualism.
  • Sensuosity Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sensuous; sensuousness.
  • Sensuous Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the senses, or sensible objects; addressing the senses; suggesting pictures or images of sense.
  • Sentence Dictionary S - noun Sense; meaning; significance.
  • Sentenced Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sentence.
  • Sentencing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sentence.
  • Sentencer Dictionary S - noun One who pronounced a sentence or condemnation.
  • sentential Dictionary S - adjective Comprising sentences; as, a sentential translation.
  • Sententially Dictionary S - adverb In a sentential manner.
  • Sententiarist Dictionary S - noun A sententiary.
  • Sententiary Dictionary S - noun One who read lectures, or commented, on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, Bishop of Paris (1159-1160), a school divine.
  • Sententiosity Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sententious.
  • Sententious Dictionary S - adjective Abounding with sentences, axioms, and maxims; full of meaning; terse and energetic in expression; pithy; as, a sententious style or discourse; sententious truth.
  • Sentery Dictionary S - noun A sentry.
  • Senteur Dictionary S - noun Scent.
  • Sentience Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sentiency.
  • Sentiency Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sentient; esp., the quality or state of having sensation.
  • Sentient Dictionary S - adjective Having a faculty, or faculties, of sensation and perception. Specif. (Physiol.), especially sensitive; as, the sentient extremities of nerves, which terminate in the various organs or tissues.
  • Sentiently Dictionary S - adverb In a sentient or perceptive way.
  • Sentiment Dictionary S - adjective A thought prompted by passion or feeling; a state of mind in view of some subject; feeling toward or respecting some person or thing; disposition prompting to action or expression.
  • Sentimental Dictionary S - adjective Having, expressing, or containing a sentiment or sentiments; abounding with moral reflections; containing a moral reflection; didactic.
  • Sentimentalism Dictionary S - noun The quality of being sentimental; the character or behavior of a sentimentalist; sentimentality.
  • Sentimentalist Dictionary S - noun One who has, or affects, sentiment or fine feeling.
  • Sentimentality Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sentimental.
  • Sentimentalize Dictionary S - verb transitive To regard in a sentimental manner; as, to sentimentalize a subject.
  • Sentimentally Dictionary S - adverb In a sentimental manner.
  • Sentine Dictionary S - noun A place for dregs and dirt; a sink; a sewer.
  • Sentinel Dictionary S - noun One who watches or guards; specifically (Mil.), a soldier set to guard an army, camp, or other place, from surprise, to observe the approach of danger, and give notice of it; a sentry.
  • Sentineled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sentinel.
  • Sentinelled Dictionary S - of Sentinel.
  • Sentineling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sentinel.
  • Sentinelling Dictionary S - of Sentinel.
  • Sentisection Dictionary S - noun Painful vivisection; - opposed to callisection.
  • Sentires Dictionary S - pleural of Sentry.
  • Sentry Dictionary S - noun A soldier placed on guard; a sentinel.
  • Senza Dictionary S - preposition Without; as, senza stromenti, without instruments.
  • Sepal Dictionary S - noun A leaf or division of the calyx.
  • Sepaled Dictionary S - adjective Having one or more sepals.
  • Sepaline Dictionary S - adjective Relating to, or having the nature of, sepals.
  • Sepalody Dictionary S - noun The metamorphosis of other floral organs into sepals or sepaloid bodies.
  • Sepaloid Dictionary S - adjective Like a sepal, or a division of a calyx.
  • Sepalous Dictionary S - adjective Having, or relating to, sepals; - used mostly in composition. See under Sepal.
  • Separability Dictionary S - noun Quality of being separable or divisible; divisibility; separableness.
  • Separable Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being separated, disjoined, disunited, or divided; as, the separable parts of plants; qualities not separable from the substance in which they exist.
  • Separated Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Separate.
  • Separating Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Separate.
  • Separate Dictionary S - verb transitive To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner.
  • Separatical Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to separatism in religion; schismatical.
  • Separation Dictionary S - noun The act of separating, or the state of being separated, or separate.
  • Separatism Dictionary S - noun The character or act of a separatist; disposition to withdraw from a church; the practice of so withdrawing.
  • Separatist Dictionary S - noun One who withdraws or separates himself; especially, one who withdraws from a church to which he has belonged; a seceder from an established church; a dissenter; a nonconformist; a schismatic; a sectary.
  • Separatistic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to separatists; characterizing separatists; schismatical.
  • Separative Dictionary S - adjective Causing, or being to cause, separation.
  • Separator Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, separates.
  • Separatory Dictionary S - adjective Separative.
  • Separatrix Dictionary S - noun The decimal point; the dot placed at the left of a decimal fraction, to separate it from the whole number which it follows. The term is sometimes also applied to other marks of separation.
  • Sepawn Dictionary S - noun See Supawn.
  • Sepelible Dictionary S - adjective Admitting of burial.
  • Sepelition Dictionary S - noun Burial.
  • Sephen Dictionary S - noun A large sting ray of the genus Trygon, especially T. sephen of the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. The skin is an article of commerce.
  • Sepias Dictionary S - pleural of Sepia.
  • Sepiae Dictionary S - pleural of Sepia.
  • Sepia Dictionary S - noun The common European cuttlefish.
  • Sepic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to sepia; done in sepia; as, a sepic drawing.
  • Sepidaceous Dictionary S - adjective Like or pertaining to the cuttlefishes of the genus Sepia.
  • Sepiment Dictionary S - noun Something that separates; a hedge; a fence.
  • Sepiolite Dictionary S - noun Meerschaum. See Meerschaum.
  • Sepiostare Dictionary S - noun The bone or shell of cuttlefish. See Illust. under Cuttlefish.
  • Sepon Dictionary S - noun See Supawn.
  • Sepose Dictionary S - verb transitive To set apart.
  • Seposit Dictionary S - verb transitive To set aside; to give up.
  • Seposition Dictionary S - noun The act of setting aside, or of giving up.
  • Sepoy Dictionary S - noun A native of India employed as a soldier in the service of a European power, esp. of Great Britain; an Oriental soldier disciplined in the European manner.
  • Seppuku Dictionary S - noun Same as Hara-kiri.
  • Sepsin Dictionary S - noun A soluble poison (ptomaine) present in putrid blood. It is also formed in the putrefaction of proteid matter in general.
  • Sepsis Dictionary S - noun The poisoning of the system by the introduction of putrescent material into the blood.
  • Sept Dictionary S - noun A clan, tribe, or family, proceeding from a common progenitor; - used especially of the ancient clans in Ireland.
  • Septaemia Dictionary S - noun Septicaemia.
  • Septal Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a septum or septa, as of a coral or a shell.
  • Septane Dictionary S - noun See Heptane.
  • Septangle Dictionary S - noun A figure which has seven angles; a heptagon.
  • Septangular Dictionary S - adjective Heptagonal.
  • Septaria Dictionary S - pleural of Septarium.
  • Septarium Dictionary S - noun A flattened concretionary nodule, usually of limestone, intersected within by cracks which are often filled with calcite, barite, or other minerals.
  • Septate Dictionary S - adjective Divided by partition or partitions; having septa; as, a septate pod or shell.
  • September Dictionary S - noun The ninth month of the year, containing thurty days.
  • Septemberer Dictionary S - noun A Setembrist.
  • Septembrist Dictionary S - noun An agent in the massacres in Paris, committed in patriotic frenzy, on the 22d of September, 1792.
  • Septemfluous Dictionary S - adjective Flowing sevenfold; divided into seven streams or currents.
  • Septempartite Dictionary S - adjective Divided nearly to the base into seven parts; as, a septempartite leaf.
  • Septemtrioun Dictionary S - noun Septentrion.
  • Septemvirs Dictionary S - pleural of Septemvir.
  • Septemviri Dictionary S - pleural of Septemvir.
  • Septemvir Dictionary S - noun One of a board of seven men associated in some office.
  • Septemvirate Dictionary S - noun The office of septemvir; a government by septimvirs.
  • Septenary Dictionary S - adjective Consisting of, or relating to, seven; as, a septenary number.
  • Septenate Dictionary S - adjective Having parts in sevens; heptamerous.
  • Septennate Dictionary S - noun A period of seven years; as, the septennate during which the President of the French Republic holds office.
  • Septennial Dictionary S - adjective Lasting or continuing seven years; as, septennial parliaments.
  • Septennially Dictionary S - adverb Once in seven years.
  • Septentrial Dictionary S - adjective Septentrional.
  • Septentrio Dictionary S - noun The constellation Ursa Major.
  • Septentrion Dictionary S - noun The north or northern regions.
  • Septentrional Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the north; northern.
  • Septentrionality Dictionary S - noun Northerliness.
  • Septentrionally Dictionary S - adverb Northerly.
  • Septentrionate Dictionary S - intransitive verb To tend or point toward the north; to north.
  • Septet Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Septette.
  • Septette Dictionary S - noun A set of seven persons or objects; as, a septet of singers.
  • Septfoil Dictionary S - noun A European herb, the tormentil. See Tormentil.
  • Septi- Dictionary S - A combining form meaning seven; as, septifolious, seven-leaved; septi-lateral, seven-sided.
  • Septic Dictionary S - adjective Of the seventh degree or order.
  • Septical Dictionary S - adjective Having power to promote putrefaction.
  • Septicaemia Dictionary S - noun A poisoned condition of the blood produced by the absorption into it of septic or putrescent material; blood poisoning. It is marked by chills, fever, prostration, and inflammation of the different serous membranes and of the lungs, kidneys, and other organs.
  • Septically Dictionary S - adverb In a septic manner; in a manner tending to promote putrefaction.
  • Septicidal Dictionary S - adjective Dividing the partitions; - said of a method of dehiscence in which a pod splits through the partitions and is divided into its component carpels.
  • Septicity Dictionary S - noun Tendency to putrefaction; septic quality.
  • Septifarious Dictionary S - adjective Turned in seven different ways.
  • Septiferous Dictionary S - adjective Bearing a partition; - said of the valves of a capsule.
  • Septifluous Dictionary S - adjective Flowing in seven streams; septemfluous.
  • Septifolious Dictionary S - adjective Having seven leaves.
  • Septiform Dictionary S - adjective Having the form of a septum.
  • Septifragal Dictionary S - adjective Breaking from the partitions; - said of a method of dehiscence in which the valves of a pod break away from the partitions, and these remain attached to the common axis.
  • Septilateral Dictionary S - adjective Having seven sides; as, a septilateral figure.
  • Septillion Dictionary S - noun According to the French method of numeration (which is followed also in the United States), the number expressed by a unit with twenty-four ciphers annexed. According to the English method, the number expressed by a unit with forty-two ciphers annexed. See Numeration.
  • Septimole Dictionary S - noun A group of seven notes to be played in the time of four or six.
  • Septinsular Dictionary S - adjective Consisting of seven islands; as, the septinsular republic of the Ionian Isles.
  • Septisyllable Dictionary S - noun A word of seven syllables.
  • Septoic Dictionary S - adjective See Heptoic.
  • Septomaxillary Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the nasal septum and the maxilla; situated in the region of these parts.
  • Septuagenarian Dictionary S - noun A person who is seventy years of age; a septuagenary.
  • Septuagenary Dictionary S - adjective Consisting of seventy; also, seventy years old.
  • Septuagesima Dictionary S - noun The third Sunday before Lent; - so called because it is about seventy days before Easter.
  • Septuagesimal Dictionary S - adjective Consisting of seventy days, years, etc.; reckoned by seventies.
  • Septuagint Dictionary S - noun A Greek version of the Old Testament; - so called because it was believed to be the work of seventy (or rather of seventy-two) translators.
  • Septuary Dictionary S - noun Something composed of seven; a week.
  • Septulate Dictionary S - adjective Having imperfect or spurious septa.
  • Septula Dictionary S - pleural of Septulum.
  • Septulum Dictionary S - noun A little septum; a division between small cavities or parts.
  • Septa Dictionary S - pleural of Septum.
  • Septum Dictionary S - noun A wall separating two cavities; a partition; as, the nasal septum.
  • Septuor Dictionary S - noun A septet.
  • Septuple Dictionary S - adjective Seven times as much; multiplied by seven; sevenfold.
  • Septupled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Septuple.
  • Septupling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Septuple.
  • Sepulcher Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sepulchre.
  • Sepulchre Dictionary S - noun The place in which the dead body of a human being is interred, or a place set apart for that purpose; a grave; a tomb.
  • Sepulchered Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sepulchre.
  • Sepulchred Dictionary S - of Sepulchre.
  • Sepulchering Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sepulchre.
  • Sepulchring Dictionary S - of Sepulchre.
  • Sepulchral Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to burial, to the grave, or to monuments erected to the memory of the dead; as, a sepulchral stone; a sepulchral inscription.
  • Sepulture Dictionary S - noun The act of depositing the dead body of a human being in the grave; burial; interment.
  • Sequacious Dictionary S - adjective Inclined to follow a leader; following; attendant.
  • Sequaciousness Dictionary S - noun Quality of being sequacious.
  • Sequacity Dictionary S - noun Quality or state of being sequacious; sequaciousness.
  • Sequel Dictionary S - noun That which follows; a succeeding part; continuation; as, the sequel of a man's advantures or history.
  • Sequelae Dictionary S - pleural of Sequela.
  • Sequela Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, follows.
  • Sequence Dictionary S - noun The state of being sequent; succession; order of following; arrangement.
  • Sequent Dictionary S - adjective Following; succeeding; in continuance.
  • Sequential Dictionary S - adjective Succeeding or following in order.
  • Sequestered Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sequester.
  • Sequestering Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sequester.
  • Sequester Dictionary S - verb transitive To separate from the owner for a time; to take from parties in controversy and put into the possession of an indifferent person; to seize or take possession of, as property belonging to another, and hold it till the profits have paid the demand for which it is taken, or till the owner has performed the decree of court, or clears himself of contempt; in international law, to confiscate.
  • Sequestrable Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being sequestered; subject or liable to sequestration.
  • Sequestral Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a sequestrum.
  • Sequestrated Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sequestrate.
  • Sequestrating Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sequestrate.
  • Sequestrate Dictionary S - verb transitive To sequester.
  • Seguestration Dictionary S - noun The act of separating, or setting aside, a thing in controversy from the possession of both the parties that contend for it, to be delivered to the one adjudged entitled to it. It may be voluntary or involuntary.
  • Sequestrator Dictionary S - noun One who sequesters property, or takes the possession of it for a time, to satisfy a demand out of its rents or profits.
  • Sequestra Dictionary S - pleural of Sequestrum.
  • Sequestrum Dictionary S - noun A portion of dead bone which becomes separated from the sound portion, as in necrosis.
  • Sequin Dictionary S - noun An old gold coin of Italy and Turkey. It was first struck at Venice about the end of the 13th century, and afterward in the other Italian cities, and by the Levant trade was introduced into Turkey. It is worth about 9s. 3d. sterling, or about $2.25. The different kinds vary somewhat in value.
  • Sequoia Dictionary S - noun A genus of coniferous trees, consisting of two species, Sequoia Washingtoniana, syn. S. gigantea, the "big tree" of California, and S. sempervirens, the redwood, both of which attain an immense height.
  • Sequoiene Dictionary S - noun A hydrocarbon (C13H10) obtained in white fluorescent crystals, in the distillation products of the needles of the California "big tree" (Sequoia gigantea).
  • Seraglio Dictionary S - noun An inclosure; a place of separation.
  • Serai Dictionary S - noun A palace; a seraglio; also, in the East, a place for the accommodation of travelers; a caravansary, or rest house.
  • Seralbumen Dictionary S - noun Serum albumin.
  • Serang Dictionary S - noun The boatswain of a Lascar or East Ondian crew.
  • Serape Dictionary S - noun A blanket or shawl worn as an outer garment by the Spanish Americans, as in Mexico.
  • Seraphs Dictionary S - pleural of Seraph.
  • Seraphim Dictionary S - pleural of Seraph.
  • Seraph Dictionary S - noun One of an order of celestial beings, each having three pairs of wings. In ecclesiastical art and in poetry, a seraph is represented as one of a class of angels.
  • Seraphic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Seraphical.
  • Seraphical Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a seraph; becoming, or suitable to, a seraph; angelic; sublime; pure; refined.
  • Seraphicism Dictionary S - noun The character, quality, or state of a seraph; seraphicalness.
  • Seraphina Dictionary S - noun A seraphine.
  • Seraphine Dictionary S - noun A wind instrument whose sounding parts are reeds, consisting of a thin tongue of brass playing freely through a slot in a plate. It has a case, like a piano, and is played by means of a similar keybord, the bellows being worked by the foot. The melodeon is a portable variety of this instrument.
  • Serapis Dictionary S - noun An Egyptian deity, at first a symbol of the Nile, and so of fertility; later, one of the divinities of the lower world. His worship was introduced into Greece and Rome.
  • Seraskier Dictionary S - noun A general or commander of land forces in the Turkish empire; especially, the commander-in-chief of minister of war.
  • Seraskierate Dictionary S - noun The office or authority of a seraskier.
  • Serbonian Dictionary S - adjective Relating to the lake of Serbonis in Egypt, which by reason of the sand blowing into it had a deceptive appearance of being solid land, but was a bog.
  • Serein Dictionary S - noun A mist, or very fine rain, which sometimes falls from a clear sky a few moments after sunset.
  • Serenade Dictionary S - noun Music sung or performed in the open air at nights; - usually applied to musical entertainments given in the open air at night, especially by gentlemen, in a spirit of gallantry, under the windows of ladies.
  • Serenaded Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Serenade.
  • Serenading Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Serenade.
  • Serenader Dictionary S - noun One who serenades.
  • Serenata Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Serenate.
  • Serenate Dictionary S - noun A piece of vocal music, especially one on an amoreus subject; a serenade.
  • Serene Dictionary S - adjective Bright; clear; unabscured; as, a serene sky.
  • Serenely Dictionary S - adverb In a serene manner; clearly.
  • Sereneness Dictionary S - noun Serenity.
  • Serenitude Dictionary S - noun Serenity.
  • Serenity Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being serene; clearness and calmness; quietness; stillness; peace.
  • Serf Dictionary S - verb transitive A servant or slave employed in husbandry, and in some countries attached to the soil and transferred with it, as formerly in Russia.
  • Serfage Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Serfdom.
  • Serfdom Dictionary S - noun The state or condition of a serf.
  • Serfhood Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Serfism.
  • Serfism Dictionary S - noun Serfage.
  • Serge Dictionary S - noun A woolen twilled stuff, much used as material for clothing for both sexes.
  • Sergeancies Dictionary S - pleural of Sergeancy.
  • Sergeancy Dictionary S - noun The office of a sergeant; sergeantship.
  • Sergeant Dictionary S - noun Formerly, in England, an officer nearly answering to the more modern bailiff of the hundred; also, an officer whose duty was to attend on the king, and on the lord high steward in court, to arrest traitors and other offenders. He is now called sergeant-at-arms, and two of these officers, by allowance of the sovereign, attend on the houses of Parliament (one for each house) to execute their commands, and another attends the Court Chancery.
  • Sergeantcy Dictionary S - noun Same as Sergeancy.
  • Sergeantry Dictionary S - noun See Sergeanty.
  • Sergeantship Dictionary S - noun The office of sergeant.
  • Sergeanty Dictionary S - noun Tenure of lands of the crown by an honorary kind of service not due to any lord, but to the king only.
  • Serial Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a series; consisting of a series; appearing in successive parts or numbers; as, a serial work or publication.
  • Seriality Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of succession in a series; sequence.
  • Serially Dictionary S - adverb In a series, or regular order; in a serial manner; as, arranged serially; published serially.
  • Seriate Dictionary S - adjective Arranged in a series or succession; pertaining to a series.
  • Seriatim Dictionary S - adverb In regular order; one after the other; severally.
  • Seriation Dictionary S - noun Arrangement or position in a series.
  • Sericeous Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to silk; consisting of silk; silky.
  • Sericin Dictionary S - noun A gelatinous nitrogenous material extracted from crude silk and other similar fiber by boiling water; - called also silk gelatin.
  • Sericite Dictionary S - noun A kind of muscovite occuring in silky scales having a fibrous structure. It is characteristic of sericite schist.
  • Sericterium Dictionary S - noun A silk gland, as in the silkworms.
  • Sericulture Dictionary S - noun The raising of silkworms.
  • Serie Dictionary S - noun Series.
  • Seriema Dictionary S - noun A large South American bird (Dicholophus, / Cariama cristata) related to the cranes. It is often domesticated. Called also cariama.
  • Series Dictionary S - noun A number of things or events standing or succeeding in order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order; course; a succession of things; as, a continuous series of calamitous events.
  • Serin Dictionary S - noun A European finch (Serinus hortulanus) closely related to the canary.
  • Serine Dictionary S - noun A white crystalline nitrogenous substance obtained by the action of dilute sulphuric acid on silk gelatin.
  • Serio-comic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Serio-comical.
  • Serio-comical Dictionary S - adjective Having a mixture of seriousness and sport; serious and comical.
  • Serious Dictionary S - adjective Grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn; not light, gay, or volatile.
  • Seriph Dictionary S - noun See Ceriph.
  • Serjeant Dictionary S - Alt. of Serjeantcy.
  • Serjeantcy Dictionary S - See Sergeant, Sergeantcy, etc.
  • Sermocination Dictionary S - noun The making of speeches or sermons; sermonizing.
  • Sermocinator Dictionary S - noun One who makes sermons or speeches.
  • Sermon Dictionary S - noun A discourse or address; a talk; a writing; as, the sermons of Chaucer.
  • Sermoneer Dictionary S - noun A sermonizer.
  • Sermoner Dictionary S - noun A preacher; a sermonizer.
  • Sermonet Dictionary S - noun A short sermon.
  • Sermonic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sermonical.
  • Sermonical Dictionary S - adjective Like, or appropriate to, a sermon; grave and didactic.
  • Sermoning Dictionary S - noun The act of discoursing; discourse; instruction; preaching.
  • Sermonish Dictionary S - adjective Resembling a sermon.
  • Sermonist Dictionary S - noun See Sermonizer.
  • Sermonized Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sermonize.
  • Sermonizing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sermonize.
  • Sermonize Dictionary S - intransitive verb To compose or write a sermon or sermons; to preach.
  • Sermonizer Dictionary S - noun One who sermonizes.
  • Serolin Dictionary S - noun A peculiar fatty substance found in the blood, probably a mixture of fats, cholesterin, etc.
  • Seron Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Seroon.
  • Seroon Dictionary S - noun Same as Ceroon.
  • Serose Dictionary S - adjective Serous.
  • Serosity Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being serous.
  • Serotine Dictionary S - noun The European long-eared bat (Vesperugo serotinus).
  • Serotinous Dictionary S - adjective Appearing or blossoming later in the season than is customary with allied species.
  • Serous Dictionary S - adjective Thin; watery; like serum; as the serous fluids.
  • Serow Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Surrow.
  • Surrow Dictionary S - noun The thar.
  • Serpens Dictionary S - noun A constellation represented as a serpent held by Serpentarius.
  • Serpent Dictionary S - noun Any reptile of the order Ophidia; a snake, especially a large snake. See Illust. under Ophidia.
  • Serpented Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Serpent.
  • Serpenting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Serpent.
  • Serpentaria Dictionary S - adjective The fibrous aromatic root of the Virginia snakeroot (Aristolochia Serpentaria).
  • Serpentarius Dictionary S - noun A constellation on the equator, lying between Scorpio and Hercules; - called also Ophiuchus.
  • Serpentiform Dictionary S - adjective Having the form of a serpent.
  • Serpentigenous Dictionary S - adjective Bred of a serpent.
  • Serpentine Dictionary S - adjective Resembling a serpent; having the shape or qualities of a serpent; subtle; winding or turning one way and the other, like a moving serpent; anfractuous; meandering; sinuous; zigzag; as, serpentine braid.
  • Serpentinely Dictionary S - adverb In a serpentine manner.
  • Serpentinian Dictionary S - noun See 2d Ophite.
  • Serpentinize Dictionary S - verb transitive To convert (a magnesian silicate) into serpentine.
  • Serpentinous Dictionary S - adjective Relating to, or like, serpentine; as, a rock serpentinous in character.
  • Serpentize Dictionary S - intransitive verb To turn or bend like a serpent, first in one direction and then in the opposite; to meander; to wind; to serpentine.
  • Serpentry Dictionary S - noun A winding like a serpent's.
  • Serpent-tongued Dictionary S - adjective Having a forked tongue, like a serpent.
  • Serpet Dictionary S - noun A basket.
  • Serpette Dictionary S - noun A pruning knife with a curved blade.
  • Serpiginous Dictionary S - adjective Creeping; - said of lesions which heal over one portion while continuing to advance at another.
  • Serpigo Dictionary S - noun A dry, scaly eruption on the skin; especially, a ringworm.
  • Serpolet Dictionary S - noun Wild thyme.
  • Serpulae Dictionary S - pleural of Serpula.
  • Serpulas Dictionary S - pleural of Serpula.
  • Serpula Dictionary S - noun Any one of numerous species of tubicolous annelids of the genus Serpula and allied genera of the family Serpulidae. They secrete a calcareous tube, which is usually irregularly contorted, but is sometimes spirally coiled. The worm has a wreath of plumelike and often bright-colored gills around its head, and usually an operculum to close the aperture of its tube when it retracts.
  • Serpulian Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Serpulidan.
  • Serpulidan Dictionary S - noun A serpula.
  • Serpulite Dictionary S - noun A fossil serpula shell.
  • Serr Dictionary S - verb transitive To crowd, press, or drive together.
  • Serranoid Dictionary S - noun Any fish of the family Serranidae, which includes the striped bass, the black sea bass, and many other food fishes.
  • Serrate Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Serrated.
  • Serrated Dictionary S - adjective Notched on the edge, like a saw.
  • Serration Dictionary S - noun Condition of being serrate; formation in the shape of a saw.
  • Serratirostral Dictionary S - adjective Having a toothed bill, like that of a toucan.
  • Serrator Dictionary S - noun The ivory gull (Larus eburneus).
  • Serrature Dictionary S - noun A notching, like that between the teeth of a saw, in the edge of anything.
  • Serricated Dictionary S - adjective Covered with fine silky down.
  • Serricorn Dictionary S - adjective Having serrated antenn/.
  • Serried Dictionary S - adjective Crowded; compact; dense; pressed together.
  • Serrifera Dictionary S - noun plural A division of Hymenoptera comprising the sawflies.
  • Serrirostres Dictionary S - noun plural Same as Lamellirostres.
  • Serrous Dictionary S - adjective Like the teeth off a saw; jagged.
  • Serrula Dictionary S - noun The red-breasted merganser.
  • Serrulate Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Serrulated.
  • Serrulated Dictionary S - adjective Finely serrate; having very minute teeth.
  • Serrulation Dictionary S - noun The state of being notched minutely, like a fine saw.
  • Serrying Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Serry.
  • Serry Dictionary S - verb transitive To crowd; to press together.
  • Sertularia Dictionary S - noun A genus of delicate branching hydroids having small sessile hydrothecae along the sides of the branches.
  • Sertularian Dictionary S - noun Any species of Sertularia, or of Sertularidae, a family of hydroids having branched chitinous stems and simple sessile hydrothecae. Also used adjectively.
  • Serum Dictionary S - noun The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc.
  • Servable Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being served.
  • Servage Dictionary S - noun Serfage; slavery; servitude.
  • Serval Dictionary S - noun An African wild cat (Felis serval) of moderate size. It has rather long legs and a tail of moderate length. Its color is tawny, with black spots on the body and rings of black on the tail.
  • Servaline Dictionary S - adjective Related to, or resembling, the serval.
  • Servant Dictionary S - noun One who serves, or does services, voluntarily or on compulsion; a person who is employed by another for menial offices, or for other labor, and is subject to his command; a person who labors or exerts himself for the benefit of another, his master or employer; a subordinate helper.
  • Servantess Dictionary S - noun A maidservant.
  • Servantry Dictionary S - noun A body of servants; servants, collectively.
  • Served Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Serve.
  • Serving Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Serve.
  • Serve Dictionary S - verb transitive To work for; to labor in behalf of; to exert one's self continuously or statedly for the benefit of; to do service for; to be in the employment of, as an inferior, domestic, serf, slave, hired assistant, official helper, etc.; specifically, in a religious sense, to obey and worship.
  • Server Dictionary S - noun One who serves.
  • Servian Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Servia, a kingdom of Southern Europe.
  • Service Dictionary S - Alt. of Service.
  • Serviceable Dictionary S - adjective Doing service; promoting happiness, interest, advantage, or any good; useful to any end; adapted to any good end use; beneficial; advantageous.
  • Serviceage Dictionary S - noun Servitude.
  • Servient Dictionary S - adjective Subordinate.
  • Serviette Dictionary S - noun A table napkin.
  • Servile Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a servant or slave; befitting a servant or a slave; proceeding from dependence; hence, meanly submissive; slavish; mean; cringing; fawning; as, servile flattery; servile fear; servile obedience.
  • Servilely Dictionary S - adverb In a servile manner; slavishly.
  • Servileness Dictionary S - noun Quality of being servile; servility.
  • Servility Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being servile; servileness.
  • Servite Dictionary S - noun One of the order of the Religious Servants of the Holy Virgin, founded in Florence in 1223.
  • Servifor Dictionary S - noun One who serves; a servant; an attendant; one who acts under another; a follower or adherent.
  • Servitorship Dictionary S - noun The office, rank, or condition of a servitor.
  • Servitude Dictionary S - noun The state of voluntary or compulsory subjection to a master; the condition of being bound to service; the condition of a slave; slavery; bondage; hence, a state of slavish dependence.
  • Serviture Dictionary S - noun Servants, collectively.
  • Servitute Dictionary S - noun Servitude.
  • Serye Dictionary S - noun A series.
  • Sesame Dictionary S - noun Either of two annual herbaceous plants of the genus Sesamum (S. Indicum, and S. orientale), from the seeds of which an oil is expressed; also, the small obovate, flattish seeds of these plants, sometimes used as food. See Benne.
  • Sesamoid Dictionary S - adjective Resembling in shape the seeds of sesame.
  • Sesamoidal Dictionary S - adjective Sesamoid.
  • Sesban Dictionary S - noun A leguminous shrub (Sesbania aculeata) which furnishes a fiber used for making ropes.
  • Sesqui- Dictionary S - A combining form (also used adjectively) denoting that three atoms or equivalents of the substance to the name of which it is prefixed are combined with two of some other element or radical; as, sesquibromide, sesquicarbonate, sesquichloride, sesquioxide.
  • Sesquialter Dictionary S - adjective Sesquialteral.
  • Sesquialtera Dictionary S - noun A stop on the organ, containing several ranks of pipes which reenforce some of the high harmonics of the ground tone, and make the sound more brilliant.
  • Sesquialteral Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sesquialterate.
  • Sesquialterate Dictionary S - adjective Once and a half times as great as another; having the ratio of one and a half to one.
  • Sesquialterous Dictionary S - adjective Sesquialteral.
  • Sesquibasic Dictionary S - adjective Containing, or acting as, a base in the proportions of a sesqui compound.
  • Sesquiduplicate Dictionary S - adjective Twice and a half as great (as another thing); having the ratio of two and a half to one.
  • Sesquioxide Dictionary S - noun An oxide containing three atoms of oxygen with two atoms (or radicals) of some other substance; thus, alumina, Al2O3 is a sesquioxide.
  • Sesquipedal Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sesquipedalian.
  • Sesquipedalian Dictionary S - adjective Measuring or containing a foot and a half; as, a sesquipedalian pygmy; - sometimes humorously applied to long words.
  • Sesquipedalianism Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sesquipedalism.
  • Sesquipedalism Dictionary S - noun Sesquipedality.
  • Sesqyipedality Dictionary S - noun The quality or condition of being sesquipedal.
  • Sesquiplicate Dictionary S - adjective Subduplicate of the triplicate; - a term applied to ratios; thus, a and a' are in the sesquiplicate ratio of b and b', when a is to a' as the square root of the cube of b is to the square root of the cube of b', or a:a':: b3: b'3.
  • Sesquisalt Dictionary S - noun A salt derived from a sesquioxide base, or made up on the proportions of a sesqui compound.
  • Sesquisulphide Dictionary S - noun A sulphide, analogous to a sesquioxide, containing three atoms of sulphur to two of the other ingredient; - formerly called also sesquisulphuret; as, orpiment, As2S3 is arsenic sesquisulphide.
  • Sesquitertial Dictionary S - adjective Sesquitertian.
  • Sesquitertian Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sesquitertianal.
  • Sesquitertianal Dictionary S - adjective Having the ratio of one and one third to one (as 4 : 3).
  • Sesquitone Dictionary S - noun A minor third, or interval of three semitones.
  • Sess Dictionary S - verb transitive To lay a tax upon; to assess.
  • Sessa Dictionary S - interjection Hurry; run.
  • Sessile Dictionary S - adjective Attached without any sensible projecting support.
  • Sessile-eyed Dictionary S - adjective Having eyes which are not elevated on a stalk; - opposed to stalk-eyed.
  • Session Dictionary S - noun The act of sitting, or the state of being seated.
  • Sessional Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a session or sessions.
  • Sesspool Dictionary S - noun Same as Cesspool.
  • Sesterce Dictionary S - noun A Roman coin or denomination of money, in value the fourth part of a denarius, and originally containing two asses and a half, afterward four asses, - equal to about two pence sterling, or four cents.
  • Sestet Dictionary S - noun A piece of music composed for six voices or six instruments; a sextet; - called also sestuor.
  • Sestetto Dictionary S - noun A sestet.
  • Sestine Dictionary S - noun See Sextain.
  • Sestuor Dictionary S - noun A sestet.
  • Set Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Set.
  • Setting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Set.
  • Setae Dictionary S - pleural of Seta.
  • Seta Dictionary S - noun Any slender, more or less rigid, bristlelike organ or part; as the hairs of a caterpillar, the slender spines of a crustacean, the hairlike processes of a protozoan, the bristles or stiff hairs on the leaves of some plants, or the pedicel of the capsule of a moss.
  • Setaceous Dictionary S - adjective Set with, or consisting of, bristles; bristly; as, a stiff, setaceous tail.
  • Setback Dictionary S - noun Offset, n., 4.
  • Setbolt Dictionary S - noun An iron pin, or bolt, for fitting planks closely together.
  • Setdown Dictionary S - noun The humbling of a person by act or words, especially by a retort or a reproof; the retort or the reproof which has such effect.
  • Setee Dictionary S - noun See 2d Settee.
  • Seten Dictionary S - obs. imp. pl. of Sit. Sat.
  • Setewale Dictionary S - noun See Cetewale.
  • Set-fair Dictionary S - noun In plastering, a particularly good troweled surface.
  • Setfoil Dictionary S - noun See Septfoil.
  • Sethen Dictionary S - adverb & conjecture See Since.
  • Sethic Dictionary S - adjective See Sothic.
  • Setiferous Dictionary S - adjective Producing, or having one or more, bristles.
  • Setiform Dictionary S - adjective Having the form or structure of setae.
  • Setiger Dictionary S - noun An annelid having setae; a chaetopod.
  • Setigerous Dictionary S - adjective Covered with bristles; having or bearing a seta or setae; setiferous; as, setigerous glands; a setigerous segment of an annelid; specifically (Bot.), tipped with a bristle.
  • Setim Dictionary S - noun See Shittim.
  • Setiparous Dictionary S - adjective Producing setae; - said of the organs from which the setae of annelids arise.
  • Setireme Dictionary S - noun A swimming leg (of an insect) having a fringe of hairs on the margin.
  • Setness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being set; formality; obstinacy.
  • Set-off Dictionary S - noun That which is set off against another thing; an offset.
  • Seton Dictionary S - noun A few silk threads or horsehairs, or a strip of linen or the like, introduced beneath the skin by a knife or needle, so as to form an issue; also, the issue so formed.
  • Setose Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Setous.
  • Setous Dictionary S - adjective Thickly set with bristles or bristly hairs.
  • Setout Dictionary S - noun A display, as of plate, equipage, etc.; that which is displayed.
  • Set-stitched Dictionary S - adjective Stitched according to a formal pattern.
  • Sett Dictionary S - noun See Set, n., 2 (e) and 3.
  • Settee Dictionary S - noun A long seat with a back, - made to accommodate several persons at once.
  • Setter Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, sets; - used mostly in composition with a noun, as typesetter; or in combination with an adverb, as a setter on (or inciter), a setter up, a setter forth.
  • Setterwort Dictionary S - noun The bear's-foot (Helleborus f/tidus); - so called because the root was used in settering, or inserting setons into the dewlaps of cattle. Called also pegroots.
  • Settle Dictionary S - noun A seat of any kind.
  • Settled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Settle.
  • Settling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Settle.
  • Settledness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being settled; confirmed state.
  • Settlement Dictionary S - noun The act of setting, or the state of being settled.
  • Settler Dictionary S - noun One who settles, becomes fixed, established, etc.
  • Set-to Dictionary S - noun A contest in boxing, in an argument, or the like.
  • Setulae Dictionary S - pleural of Setula.
  • Setula Dictionary S - noun A small, short hair or bristle; a small seta.
  • Setule Dictionary S - noun A setula.
  • Setulose Dictionary S - adjective Having small bristles or setae.
  • Setwall Dictionary S - noun A plant formerly valued for its restorative qualities (Valeriana officinalis, or V. Pyrenaica).
  • Seven Dictionary S - adjective One more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one week.
  • Sevenfold Dictionary S - adjective Repeated seven times; having seven thicknesses; increased to seven times the size or amount.
  • Sevennight Dictionary S - noun A week; any period of seven consecutive days and nights. See Sennight.
  • Sevenscore Dictionary S - noun & adjective Seven times twenty, that is, a hundred and forty.
  • Seven-shooter Dictionary S - noun A firearm, esp. a pistol, with seven barrels or chambers for cartridges, or one capable of firing seven shots without reloading.
  • Seventeen Dictionary S - adjective One more than sixteen; ten and seven added; as, seventeen years.
  • Seventeenth Dictionary S - adjective Next in order after the sixteenth; coming after sixteen others.
  • Seventh Dictionary S - adjective Next in order after the sixth;; coming after six others.
  • Seven-thirties Dictionary S - noun plural A name given to three several issues of United States Treasury notes, made during the Civil War, in denominations of $50 and over, bearing interest at the rate of seven and three tenths (thirty hundredths) per cent annually. Within a few years they were all redeemed or funded.
  • Seventhly Dictionary S - adverb In the seventh place.
  • Seventieth Dictionary S - adjective Next in order after the sixty-ninth; as, a man in the seventieth year of his age.
  • Seventy Dictionary S - adjective Seven times ten; one more than sixty-nine.
  • Seventies Dictionary S - pleural of Seventy.
  • Seventy-four Dictionary S - noun A naval vessel carrying seventy-four guns.
  • Seven-up Dictionary S - noun The game of cards called also all fours, and old sledge.
  • Severed Dictionary S - imperative &. past particle of Sever.
  • Severing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sever.
  • Sever Dictionary S - verb transitive To separate, as one from another; to cut off from something; to divide; to part in any way, especially by violence, as by cutting, rending, etc.; as, to sever the head from the body.
  • Severable Dictionary S - adjective Capable of being severed.
  • Several Dictionary S - adjective Separate; distinct; particular; single.
  • Severalities Dictionary S - pleural of Severality.
  • Severality Dictionary S - noun Each particular taken singly; distinction.
  • Severalize Dictionary S - verb transitive To distinguish.
  • Severally Dictionary S - adverb Separately; distinctly; apart from others; individually.
  • Severalty Dictionary S - noun A state of separation from the rest, or from all others; a holding by individual right.
  • Severance Dictionary S - noun The act of severing, or the state of being severed; partition; separation.
  • Severe Dictionary S - superlative Serious in feeeling or manner; sedate; grave; austere; not light, lively, or cheerful.
  • Severities Dictionary S - pleural of Severity.
  • Severity Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being severe.
  • Severy Dictionary S - noun A bay or compartment of a vaulted ceiling.
  • Sevocation Dictionary S - noun A calling aside.
  • Sevres blue Dictionary S - A very light blue.
  • Sevres ware Dictionary S - Porcelain manufactured at Sevres, France, ecpecially in the national factory situated there.
  • Sew Dictionary S - noun Juice; gravy; a seasoned dish; a delicacy.
  • Sewed Dictionary S - imperative of Sew.
  • Sewn Dictionary S - of Sew.
  • Sewing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sew.
  • Sewage Dictionary S - noun The contents of a sewer or drain; refuse liquids or matter carried off by sewers.
  • Sewe Dictionary S - intransitive verb To perform the duties of a sewer. See 3d Sewer.
  • Sewel Dictionary S - noun A scarecrow, generally made of feathers tied to a string, hung up to prevent deer from breaking into a place.
  • Sewellel Dictionary S - noun A peculiar gregarious burrowing rodent (Haplodon rufus), native of the coast region of the Northwestern United States. It somewhat resembles a muskrat or marmot, but has only a rudimentary tail. Its head is broad, its eyes are small and its fur is brownish above, gray beneath. It constitutes the family Haplodontidae. Called also boomer, showt'l, and mountain beaver.
  • Sewen Dictionary S - noun A British trout usually regarded as a variety (var. Cambricus) of the salmon trout.
  • Sewer Dictionary S - noun One who sews, or stitches.
  • Sewerage Dictionary S - noun The construction of a sewer or sewers.
  • Sewin Dictionary S - noun Same as Sewen.
  • Sewster Dictionary S - noun A seamstress.
  • Sex- Dictionary S - A combining form meaning six; as, sexdigitism; sexennial.
  • Sex Dictionary S - noun The distinguishing peculiarity of male or female in both animals and plants; the physical difference between male and female; the assemblage of properties or qualities by which male is distinguished from female.
  • Sexagenarian Dictionary S - noun A person who is sixty years old.
  • Sexagenary Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, or designating, the number sixty; poceeding by sixties; sixty years old.
  • Sexagesima Dictionary S - noun The second Sunday before Lent; - so called as being about the sixtieth day before Easter.
  • Sexagesimal Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, or founded on, the number sixty.
  • Sexangle Dictionary S - noun A hexagon.
  • Sexangled Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sexangular.
  • Sexangular Dictionary S - adjective Having six angles; hexagonal.
  • Sexangularly Dictionary S - adverb Hexagonally.
  • Sexavalent Dictionary S - adjective See Sexivalent.
  • Sexdigitism Dictionary S - noun The state of having six fingers on a hand, or six toes on a foot.
  • Sexdigitist Dictionary S - noun One who has six fingers on a hand, or six toes on a foot.
  • Sexed Dictionary S - adjective Belonging to sex; having sex; distinctively male of female; as, the sexed condition.
  • Sexenary Dictionary S - adjective Proceeding by sixes; sextuple; - applied especially to a system of arithmetical computation in which the base is six.
  • Sexennial Dictionary S - adjective Lasting six years, or happening once in six years.
  • Sexennially Dictionary S - adverb Once in six years.
  • Sexfid Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sexifid.
  • Sexifid Dictionary S - adjective Six-cleft; as, a sexfid calyx or nectary.
  • Sexisyllabic Dictionary S - adjective Having six syllables.
  • Sexisyllable Dictionary S - noun A word of six syllables.
  • Sexivalent Dictionary S - adjective Hexavalent.
  • Sexless Dictionary S - adjective Having no sex.
  • Sexlocular Dictionary S - adjective Having six cells for seeds; six-celled; as, a sexlocular pericarp.
  • Sexly Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to sex.
  • Sexradiate Dictionary S - adjective Having six rays; - said of certain sponge spicules. See Illust. of Spicule.
  • Sext Dictionary S - noun The office for the sixth canonical hour, being a part of the Breviary.
  • Sextain Dictionary S - noun A stanza of six lines; a sestine.
  • Sextans Dictionary S - noun A Roman coin, the sixth part of an as.
  • Sextant Dictionary S - noun The sixth part of a circle.
  • Sextaries Dictionary S - pleural of Sextary.
  • Sextary Dictionary S - noun An ancient Roman liquid and dry measure, about equal to an English pint.
  • Sextet Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sextetto.
  • Sextetto Dictionary S - noun See Sestet.
  • Sexteyn Dictionary S - noun A sacristan.
  • Sextic Dictionary S - adjective Of the sixth degree or order.
  • Sextile Dictionary S - adjective Measured by sixty degrees; fixed or indicated by a distance of sixty degrees.
  • Sextillion Dictionary S - noun According to the method of numeration (which is followed also in the United States), the number expressed by a unit with twenty-one ciphers annexed. According to the English method, a million raised to the sixth power, or the number expressed by a unit with thirty-six ciphers annexed. See Numeration.
  • Sextos Dictionary S - pleural of Sexto.
  • Sexto Dictionary S - noun A book consisting of sheets each of which is folded into six leaves.
  • Sextodecimo Dictionary S - adjective Having sixteen leaves to a sheet; of, or equal to, the size of one fold of a sheet of printing paper when folded so as to make sixteen leaves, or thirty-two pages; as, a sextodecimo volume.
  • Sextodecimos Dictionary S - pleural of Sextodecimo.
  • Sextolet Dictionary S - noun A double triplet; a group of six equal notes played in the time of four.
  • Sexton Dictionary S - noun An under officer of a church, whose business is to take care of the church building and the vessels, vestments, etc., belonging to the church, to attend on the officiating clergyman, and to perform other duties pertaining to the church, such as to dig graves, ring the bell, etc.
  • Sextoness Dictionary S - noun A female sexton; a sexton's wife.
  • Sextonry Dictionary S - noun Sextonship.
  • Sextonship Dictionary S - noun The office of a sexton.
  • Sextry Dictionary S - noun See Sacristy.
  • Sextuple Dictionary S - adjective Six times as much; sixfold.
  • Sexual Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to sex, or the sexes; distinguishing sex; peculiar to the distinction and office of male or female; relating to the distinctive genital organs of the sexes; proceeding from, or based upon, sex; as, sexual characteristics; sexual intercourse, connection, or commerce; sexual desire; sexual diseases; sexual generation.
  • Sexualist Dictionary S - noun One who classifies plants by the sexual method of Linnaeus.
  • Sexuality Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being distinguished by sex.
  • Sexualize Dictionary S - verb transitive To attribute sex to.
  • Sexually Dictionary S - adverb In a sexual manner or relation.
  • Sey Dictionary S - Alt. of Seyh.
  • Seyh Dictionary S - imp. sing. & 2d pers. pl. of See.
  • Seye Dictionary S - Alt. of Seyen.
  • Seyen Dictionary S - imp. pl. & p. p. of See.
  • Seynd Dictionary S - p. p. of Senge, to singe.
  • Seynt Dictionary S - noun A gridle. See 1st Seint.
  • Sforzando Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sforzato.
  • Sforzato Dictionary S - adjective Forcing or forced; - a direction placed over a note, to signify that it must be executed with peculiar emphasis and force; - marked fz (an abbreviation of forzando), sf, sfz, or /.
  • Sfumato Dictionary S - adjective Having vague outlines, and colors and shades so mingled as to give a misty appearance; - said of a painting.
  • Sgraffito Dictionary S - adjective Scratched; - said of decorative painting of a certain style, in which a white overland surface is cut or scratched through, so as to form the design from a dark ground underneath.
  • Shab Dictionary S - noun The itch in animals; also, a scab.
  • Shabbed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shab.
  • Shabbing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shab.
  • Shabbily Dictionary S - adverb In a shabby manner.
  • Shabbiness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sghabby.
  • Shabble Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Shabble.
  • Shabby Dictionary S - noun Torn or worn to rage; poor; mean; ragged.
  • Shabrack Dictionary S - noun The saddlecloth or housing of a cavalry horse.
  • Shack Dictionary S - verb transitive To shed or fall, as corn or grain at harvest.
  • Shackatory Dictionary S - noun A hound.
  • Shackle Dictionary S - noun Stubble.
  • Shackled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shackle.
  • Shackling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shackle.
  • Shacklock Dictionary S - noun A sort of shackle.
  • Shackly Dictionary S - adjective Shaky; rickety.
  • Shad Dictionary S - noun singular & plural Any one of several species of food fishes of the Herring family. The American species (Clupea sapidissima), which is abundant on the Atlantic coast and ascends the larger rivers in spring to spawn, is an important market fish. The European allice shad, or alose (C. alosa), and the twaite shad. (C. finta), are less important species.
  • Shadbird Dictionary S - noun The American, or Wilson's, snipe. See under Snipe. So called because it appears at the same time as the shad.
  • Shadd Dictionary S - noun Rounded stones containing tin ore, lying at the surface of the ground, and indicating a vein.
  • Shadde Dictionary S - obs. imp. of Shed.
  • Shaddock Dictionary S - noun A tree (Citrus decumana) and its fruit, which is a large species of orange; - called also forbidden fruit, and pompelmous.
  • Shade Dictionary S - noun Comparative obscurity owing to interception or interruption of the rays of light; partial darkness caused by the intervention of something between the space contemplated and the source of light.
  • Shaded Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shade.
  • Shading Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shade.
  • Shadeful Dictionary S - adjective Full of shade; shady.
  • Shadeless Dictionary S - adjective Being without shade; not shaded.
  • Shader Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, shades.
  • Shadily Dictionary S - adverb In a shady manner.
  • Shadiness Dictionary S - noun Quality or state of being shady.
  • Shadoof Dictionary S - noun A machine, resembling a well sweep, used in Egypt for raising water from the Nile for irrigation.
  • Shadow Dictionary S - noun Shade within defined limits; obscurity or deprivation of light, apparent on a surface, and representing the form of the body which intercepts the rays of light; as, the shadow of a man, of a tree, or of a tower. See the Note under Shade, n., 1.
  • Shadowed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shadow.
  • Shadowing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shadow.
  • Shadowiness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being shadowy.
  • Shadowish Dictionary S - adjective Shadowy; vague.
  • Shadowless Dictionary S - adjective Having no shadow.
  • Shadowy Dictionary S - adjective Full of shade or shadows; causing shade or shadow.
  • Shadrach Dictionary S - noun A mass of iron on which the operation of smelting has failed of its intended effect; - so called from Shadrach, one of the three Hebrews who came forth unharmed from the fiery furnace of Nebuchadnezzar. (See Dan. iii. 26, 27.).
  • Shad-spirit Dictionary S - noun See Shadbird (a).
  • Shad-waiter Dictionary S - noun A lake whitefish; the roundfish. See Roundfish.
  • Shady Dictionary S - superlative Abounding in shade or shades; overspread with shade; causing shade.
  • Shaffle Dictionary S - intransitive verb To hobble or limp; to shuffle.
  • Shaffler Dictionary S - noun A hobbler; one who limps; a shuffer.
  • Shafiite Dictionary S - noun A member of one of the four sects of the Sunnites, or Orthodox Mohammedans; - so called from its founder, Mohammed al-Shafei.
  • Shaft Dictionary S - noun The slender, smooth stem of an arrow; hence, an arrow.
  • Shafted Dictionary S - adjective Furnished with a shaft, or with shafts; as, a shafted arch.
  • Shafting Dictionary S - noun Shafts, collectivelly; a system of connected shafts for communicating motion.
  • Shaftman Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Shaftment.
  • Shaftment Dictionary S - noun A measure of about six inches.
  • Shag Dictionary S - noun Coarse hair or nap; rough, woolly hair.
  • Shagged Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shag.
  • Shagging Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shag.
  • Shagbark Dictionary S - noun A rough-barked species of hickory (Carya alba), its nut. Called also shellbark. See Hickory.
  • Shagebush Dictionary S - noun A sackbut.
  • Shagginess Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being shaggy; roughness; shaggedness.
  • Shaggy Dictionary S - noun Rough with long hair or wool.
  • Shag-haired Dictionary S - adjective Having shaggy hair.
  • Shag-rag Dictionary S - noun The unkempt and ragged part of the community.
  • Shagreen Dictionary S - verb transitive To chagrin.
  • Shagreened Dictionary S - adjective Made or covered with the leather called shagreen.
  • Shah Dictionary S - noun The title of the supreme ruler in certain Eastern countries, especially Persia.
  • Shahin Dictionary S - noun A large and swift Asiatic falcon (Falco pregrinator) highly valued in falconry.
  • Shaik Dictionary S - noun See Sheik.
  • Shail Dictionary S - intransitive verb To walk sidewise.
  • Shake Dictionary S - obs. p. p. of Shake.
  • Shook Dictionary S - imperative of Shake.
  • Shaken Dictionary S - past participle of Shake.
  • Shaking Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shake.
  • Shakedown Dictionary S - noun A temporary substitute for a bed, as one made on the floor or on chairs; - perhaps originally from the shaking down of straw for this purpose.
  • Shakefork Dictionary S - noun A fork for shaking hay; a pitchfork.
  • Shaker Dictionary S - noun A person or thing that shakes, or by means of which something is shaken.
  • Shakeress Dictionary S - noun A female Shaker.
  • Shakerism Dictionary S - noun Doctrines of the Shakers.
  • Shakespearean Dictionary S - adjective Of, pertaining to, or in the style of, Shakespeare or his works.
  • Shakiness Dictionary S - noun Quality of being shaky.
  • Shakings Dictionary S - noun plural Deck sweepings, refuse of cordage, canvas, etc.
  • Shako Dictionary S - noun A kind of military cap or headdress.
  • Shaky Dictionary S - superlative Shaking or trembling; as, a shaky spot in a marsh; a shaky hand.
  • Shale Dictionary S - noun A shell or husk; a cod or pod.
  • Should Dictionary S - imperative of Shall.
  • Shall Dictionary S - v. i. & auxiliary. To owe; to be under obligation for.
  • Shalli Dictionary S - noun See Challis.
  • Shallon Dictionary S - noun An evergreen shrub (Gaultheria Shallon) of Northwest America; also, its fruit. See Salal-berry.
  • Shalloon Dictionary S - noun A thin, loosely woven, twilled worsted stuff.
  • Shallop Dictionary S - noun A boat.
  • Shallot Dictionary S - noun A small kind of onion (Allium Ascalonicum) growing in clusters, and ready for gathering in spring; a scallion, or eschalot.
  • Shallow Dictionary S - superlative Not deep; having little depth; shoal.
  • Shallow-bodied Dictionary S - adjective Having a moderate depth of hold; - said of a vessel.
  • Shallow-brained Dictionary S - adjective Weak in intellect; foolish; empty-headed.
  • Shallow-hearted Dictionary S - adjective Incapable of deep feeling.
  • Shallowly Dictionary S - adverb In a shallow manner.
  • Shallowness Dictionary S - noun Quality or state of being shallow.
  • Shallow-pated Dictionary S - adjective Shallow-brained.
  • Shallow-waisted Dictionary S - adjective Having a flush deck, or with only a moderate depression amidships; - said of a vessel.
  • Shalm Dictionary S - noun See Shawm.
  • Shalt Dictionary S - 2d per. sing. of Shall.
  • Shaly Dictionary S - adjective Resembling shale in structure.
  • Sham Dictionary S - noun That which deceives expectation; any trick, fraud, or device that deludes and disappoint; a make-believe; delusion; imposture, humbug.
  • Shammed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sham.
  • Shamming Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sham.
  • Shama Dictionary S - noun A saxicoline singing bird (Kittacincla macroura) of India, noted for the sweetness and power of its song. In confinement it imitates the notes of other birds and various animals with accuracy. Its head, neck, back, breast, and tail are glossy black, the rump white, the under parts chestnut.
  • Shaman Dictionary S - noun A priest of Shamanism; a wizard among the Shamanists.
  • Shamanic Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Shamanism.
  • Shamanism Dictionary S - noun The type of religion which once prevalied among all the Ural-Altaic peoples (Tungusic, Mongol, and Turkish), and which still survives in various parts of Northern Asia. The Shaman, or wizard priest, deals with good as well as with evil spirits, especially the good spirits of ancestors.
  • Shamanist Dictionary S - noun An adherent of Shamanism.
  • Shamble Dictionary S - noun One of a succession of niches or platforms, one above another, to hold ore which is thrown successively from platform to platform, and thus raised to a higher level.
  • Shambled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shamble.
  • Shambling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shamble.
  • Shame Dictionary S - noun A painful sensation excited by a consciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of having done something which injures reputation, or of the exposure of that which nature or modesty prompts us to conceal.
  • Shamed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shame.
  • Shaming Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shame.
  • Shamefaced Dictionary S - noun Easily confused or put out of countenance; diffident; bashful; modest.
  • Shamefast Dictionary S - adjective Modest; shamefaced.
  • Shameful Dictionary S - adjective Bringing shame or disgrace; injurious to reputation; disgraceful.
  • Shameless Dictionary S - adjective Destitute of shame; wanting modesty; brazen-faced; insensible to disgrace.
  • Shame-proof Dictionary S - noun Shameless.
  • Shamer Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, disgraces, or makes ashamed.
  • Shammer Dictionary S - noun One who shams; an impostor.
  • Shammy Dictionary S - noun The chamois.
  • Shamois Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Shamoy.
  • Shamoy Dictionary S - noun See Shammy.
  • Shamoying Dictionary S - noun A process used in preparing certain kinds of leather, which consists in frizzing the skin, and working oil into it to supply the place of the astringent (tannin, alum, or the like) ordinarily used in tanning.
  • Shampooed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shampoo.
  • Shampooing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shampoo.
  • Shampoo Dictionary S - verb transitive To press or knead the whole surface of the body of (a person), and at the same time to stretch the limbs and joints, in connection with the hot bath.
  • Shampooer Dictionary S - noun One who shampoos.
  • Shamrock Dictionary S - noun A trifoliate plant used as a national emblem by the Irish. The legend is that St. Patrick once plucked a leaf of it for use in illustrating the doctrine of the trinity.
  • Shandrydan Dictionary S - noun A jocosely depreciative name for a vehicle.
  • Shandygaff Dictionary S - noun A mixture of strong beer and ginger beer.
  • Shanghaied Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shanghai.
  • Shanghaiing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shanghai.
  • Shanghai Dictionary S - verb transitive To intoxicate and ship (a person) as a sailor while in this condition.
  • Shank Dictionary S - noun See Chank.
  • Shankbeer Dictionary S - noun See Schenkbeer.
  • Shanked Dictionary S - adjective Having a shank.
  • Shanker Dictionary S - noun See Chancre.
  • Shannies Dictionary S - pleural of Shanny.
  • Shanny Dictionary S - noun The European smooth blenny (Blennius pholis). It is olive-green with irregular black spots, and without appendages on the head.
  • Shan't Dictionary S - A contraction of shall not.
  • Shanty Dictionary S - adjective Jaunty; showy.
  • Shanties Dictionary S - pleural of Shanty.
  • Shapable Dictionary S - adjective That may be shaped.
  • Shaped Dictionary S - imperative of Shape.
  • Shapen Dictionary S - of Shape.
  • Shaping Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shape.
  • Shape Dictionary S - noun To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to.
  • Shapeless Dictionary S - adjective Destitute of shape or regular form; wanting symmetry of dimensions; misshapen; - opposed to shapely.
  • Shapeliness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being shapely.
  • Shapely Dictionary S - superlative Well-formed; having a regular shape; comely; symmetrical.
  • Shaper Dictionary S - noun One who shapes; as, the shaper of one's fortunes.
  • Shapoo Dictionary S - noun The oorial.
  • Shard Dictionary S - noun A plant; chard.
  • Shard-borne Dictionary S - adjective Borne on shards or scaly wing cases.
  • Sharded Dictionary S - adjective Having elytra, as a beetle.
  • Shardy Dictionary S - adjective Having, or consisting of, shards.
  • Share Dictionary S - noun The part (usually an iron or steel plate) of a plow which cuts the ground at the bottom of a furrow; a plowshare.
  • Shared Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Share.
  • Sharing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Share.
  • Sharebeam Dictionary S - noun The part of the plow to which the share is attached.
  • Sharebone Dictionary S - noun The public bone.
  • Sharebroker Dictionary S - noun A broker who deals in railway or other shares and securities.
  • Shareholder Dictionary S - noun One who holds or owns a share or shares in a joint fund or property.
  • Sharer Dictionary S - noun One who shares; a participator; a partaker; also, a divider; a distributer.
  • Sharewort Dictionary S - noun A composite plant (Aster Tripolium) growing along the seacoast of Europe.
  • Shark Dictionary S - verb transitive & intransitive Any one of numerous species of elasmobranch fishes of the order Plagiostomi, found in all seas.
  • Sharked Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shark.
  • Sharking Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shark.
  • Sharker Dictionary S - noun One who lives by sharking.
  • Sharock Dictionary S - noun An East Indian coin of the value of 12/ pence sterling, or about 25 cents.
  • Sharp Dictionary S - superlative Having a very thin edge or fine point; of a nature to cut or pierce easily; not blunt or dull; keen.
  • Sharped Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sharp.
  • Sharping Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sharp.
  • Sharp-cut Dictionary S - adjective Cut sharply or definitely, or so as to make a clear, well-defined impression, as the lines of an engraved plate, and the like; clear-cut; hence, having great distinctness; well-defined; clear.
  • Sarpened Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sharpen.
  • Sharpening Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sharpen.
  • Sharpen Dictionary S - adjective To make sharp.
  • Sharper Dictionary S - noun A person who bargains closely, especially, one who cheats in bargains; a swinder; also, a cheating gamester.
  • Sharpie Dictionary S - noun A long, sharp, flat-bottomed boat, with one or two masts carrying a triangular sail. They are often called Fair Haven sharpies, after the place on the coast of Connecticut where they originated.
  • Sharpling Dictionary S - noun A stickleback.
  • Sharply Dictionary S - adverb In a sharp manner,; keenly; acutely.
  • Sharpness Dictionary S - noun The quality or condition of being sharp; keenness; acuteness.
  • Sharpsaw Dictionary S - noun The great titmouse; - so called from its harsh call notes.
  • Sharp-set Dictionary S - adjective Eager in appetite or desire of gratification; affected by keen hunger; ravenous; as, an eagle or a lion sharp-set.
  • Sharpshooter Dictionary S - noun One skilled in shooting at an object with exactness; a good marksman.
  • Sharpshooting Dictionary S - noun A shooting with great precision and effect; hence, a keen contest of wit or argument.
  • Sharp-sighted Dictionary S - adjective Having quick or acute sight; - used literally and figuratively.
  • Sharptail Dictionary S - noun The pintail duck.
  • Sharp-witted Dictionary S - adjective Having an acute or nicely discerning mind.
  • Shash Dictionary S - noun The scarf of a turban.
  • Shaster Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Shastra.
  • Shastra Dictionary S - noun A treatise for authoritative instruction among the Hindoos; a book of institutes; especially, a treatise explaining the Vedas.
  • Shathmont Dictionary S - noun A shaftment.
  • Shattered Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shatter.
  • Shattering Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shatter.
  • Shatter Dictionary S - verb transitive To break at once into many pieces; to dash, burst, or part violently into fragments; to rend into splinters; as, an explosion shatters a rock or a bomb; too much steam shatters a boiler; an oak is shattered by lightning.
  • Shatter-brained Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Shatter-pated.
  • Shatter-pated Dictionary S - adjective Disordered or wandering in intellect; hence, heedless; wild.
  • Shattery Dictionary S - adjective Easily breaking into pieces; not compact; loose of texture; brittle; as, shattery spar.
  • Shave Dictionary S - obs. p. p. of Shave.
  • Shaved Dictionary S - imperative of Shave.
  • Shaven Dictionary S - of Shave.
  • Shaving Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shave.
  • Shaveling Dictionary S - noun A man shaved; hence, a monk, or other religious; - used in contempt.
  • Shaver Dictionary S - noun One who shaves; one whose occupation is to shave.
  • Shaw Dictionary S - noun A thicket; a small wood or grove.
  • Shawfowl Dictionary S - noun The representation or image of a fowl made by fowlers to shoot at.
  • Shawl Dictionary S - noun A square or oblong cloth of wool, cotton, silk, or other textile or netted fabric, used, especially by women, as a loose covering for the neck and shoulders.
  • Shawm Dictionary S - noun A wind instrument of music, formerly in use, supposed to have resembled either the clarinet or the hautboy in form.
  • Shawnees Dictionary S - noun plural A tribe of North American Indians who occupied Western New York and part of Ohio, but were driven away and widely dispersed by the Iroquois.
  • Shay Dictionary S - noun A chaise.
  • She Dictionary S - obj. This or that female; the woman understood or referred to; the animal of the female sex, or object personified as feminine, which was spoken of.
  • Sheading Dictionary S - verb transitive A tithing, or division, in the Isle of Man, in which there is a coroner, or chief constable. The island is divided into six sheadings.
  • Sheaf Dictionary S - noun A sheave.
  • Sheaves Dictionary S - pleural of Sheaf.
  • Sheafy Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, or consisting of, a sheaf or sheaves; resembling a sheaf.
  • Sheal Dictionary S - noun Same as Sheeling.
  • Shealing Dictionary S - noun The outer husk, pod, or shell, as of oats, pease, etc.; sheal; shell.
  • Sheared Dictionary S - imperative of Shear.
  • Shore Dictionary S - of Shear.
  • Shorn Dictionary S - of Shear.
  • Shearing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shear.
  • Shear Dictionary S - verb transitive To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth.
  • Shearbill Dictionary S - noun The black skimmer. See Skimmer.
  • Sheard Dictionary S - noun See Shard.
  • Shearer Dictionary S - noun One who shears.
  • Shearling Dictionary S - noun A sheep but once sheared.
  • Shearmen Dictionary S - pleural of Shearman.
  • Shearman Dictionary S - noun One whose occupation is to shear cloth.
  • Shearn Dictionary S - noun Dung; excrement.
  • Shears Dictionary S - noun A cutting instrument.
  • Sheartail Dictionary S - noun The common tern.
  • Shearwater Dictionary S - noun Any one of numerous species of long-winged oceanic birds of the genus Puffinus and related genera. They are allied to the petrels, but are larger. The Manx shearwater (P. Anglorum), the dusky shearwater (P. obscurus), and the greater shearwater (P. major), are well-known species of the North Atlantic. See Hagdon.
  • Sheatfish Dictionary S - noun A European siluroid fish (Silurus glanis) allied to the cat-fishes. It is the largest fresh-water fish of Europe, sometimes becoming six feet or more in length. See Siluroid.
  • Sheath Dictionary S - noun A case for the reception of a sword, hunting knife, or other long and slender instrument; a scabbard.
  • Sheathbill Dictionary S - noun Either one of two species of birds composing the genus Chionis, and family Chionidae, native of the islands of the Antarctic seas.
  • Sheathed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sheathe.
  • Sheating Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sheathe.
  • Sheathe Dictionary S - verb transitive To put into a sheath, case, or scabbard; to inclose or cover with, or as with, a sheath or case.
  • Sheather Dictionary S - noun One who sheathes.
  • Sheathfish Dictionary S - noun Same as Sheatfish.
  • Sheathing Dictionary S - past particle & adjective Inclosing with a sheath; as, the sheathing leaves of grasses; the sheathing stipules of many polygonaceous plants.
  • Sheathless Dictionary S - adjective Without a sheath or case for covering; unsheathed.
  • Sheath-winged Dictionary S - adjective Having elytra, or wing cases, as a beetle.
  • Sheathy Dictionary S - adjective Forming or resembling a sheath or case.
  • Shea tree Dictionary S - An African sapotaceous tree (Bassia, / Butyrospermum, Parkii), from the seeds of which a substance resembling butter is obtained; the African butter tree.
  • Sheave Dictionary S - verb A wheel having a groove in the rim for a rope to work in, and set in a block, mast, or the like; the wheel of a pulley.
  • Sheaved Dictionary S - adjective Made of straw.
  • Shebander Dictionary S - noun A harbor master, or ruler of a port, in the East Indies.
  • Shebang Dictionary S - noun A jocosely depreciative name for a dwelling or shop.
  • Shebeen Dictionary S - noun A low public house; especially, a place where spirits and other excisable liquors are illegally and privately sold.
  • Shechinah Dictionary S - noun See Shekinah.
  • Shecklaton Dictionary S - noun A kind of gilt leather. See Checklaton.
  • Shed Dictionary S - noun A slight or temporary structure built to shade or shelter something; a structure usually open in front; an outbuilding; a hut; as, a wagon shed; a wood shed.
  • Shedding Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shed.
  • Shedder Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, sheds; as, a shedder of blood; a shedder of tears.
  • Shelfa Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Shilfa.
  • Shilfa Dictionary S - noun The chaffinch; - so named from its call note.
  • Sheeling Dictionary S - noun A hut or small cottage in an expessed or a retired place (as on a mountain or at the seaside) such as is used by shepherds, fishermen, sportsmen, etc.; a summer cottage; also, a shed.
  • Sheely Dictionary S - noun Same as Sheelfa.
  • Sheen Dictionary S - verb transitive Bright; glittering; radiant; fair; showy; sheeny.
  • Sheenly Dictionary S - adverb Brightly.
  • Sheeny Dictionary S - adjective Bright; shining; radiant; sheen.
  • Sheep Dictionary S - noun singular & plural Any one of several species of ruminants of the genus Ovis, native of the higher mountains of both hemispheres, but most numerous in Asia.
  • Sheepback Dictionary S - noun A rounded knoll of rock resembling the back of a sheep. - produced by glacial action. Called also roche moutonnee; - usually in the plural.
  • Sheepberry Dictionary S - noun The edible fruit of a small North American tree of the genus Viburnum (V. Lentago), having white flowers in flat cymes; also, the tree itself. Called also nannyberry.
  • Sheepbite Dictionary S - intransitive verb To bite or nibble like a sheep; hence, to practice petty thefts.
  • Sheepbiter Dictionary S - noun One who practices petty thefts.
  • Sheepcot Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sheepcote.
  • Sheepcote Dictionary S - noun A small inclosure for sheep; a pen; a fold.
  • Sheep-faced Dictionary S - adjective Over-bashful; sheepish.
  • Sheepfold Dictionary S - noun A fold or pen for sheep; a place where sheep are collected or confined.
  • Sheep-headed Dictionary S - adjective Silly; simple-minded; stupid.
  • Sheephook Dictionary S - noun A hook fastened to pole, by which shepherds lay hold on the legs or necks of their sheep; a shepherd's crook.
  • Sheepish Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to sheep.
  • Sheepmaster Dictionary S - noun A keeper or feeder of sheep; also, an owner of sheep.
  • Sheeprack Dictionary S - noun The starling.
  • Sheep's-eye Dictionary S - noun A modest, diffident look; a loving glance; - commonly in the plural.
  • Sheep's-foot Dictionary S - noun A printer's tool consisting of a metal bar formed into a hammer head at one end and a claw at the other, - used as a lever and hammer.
  • Sheepshank Dictionary S - noun A hitch by which a rope may be temporarily shortened.
  • Sheepshead Dictionary S - noun A large and valuable sparoid food fish (Archosargus, / Diplodus, probatocephalus) found on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It often weighs from ten to twelve pounds.
  • Sheep-shearer Dictionary S - noun One who shears, or cuts off the wool from, sheep.
  • Sheep-shearing Dictionary S - noun Act of shearing sheep.
  • Sheepskin Dictionary S - noun The skin of a sheep; or, leather prepared from it.
  • Sheepsplit Dictionary S - noun A split of a sheepskin; one of the thin sections made by splitting a sheepskin with a cutting knife or machine.
  • Sheepy Dictionary S - adjective Resembling sheep; sheepish.
  • Sheer Dictionary S - intransitive verb Bright; clear; pure; unmixed.
  • Sheered Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sheer.
  • Sheering Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sheer.
  • Sheerly Dictionary S - adverb At once; absolutely.
  • Sheerwater Dictionary S - noun The shearwater.
  • Sheet Dictionary S - verb transitive In general, a large, broad piece of anything thin, as paper, cloth, etc.; a broad, thin portion of any substance; an expanded superficies.
  • Sheeted Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sheet.
  • Sheeting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sheet.
  • Sheet anchor Dictionary S - verb transitive A large anchor stowed on shores outside the waist of a vessel; - called also waist anchor. See the Note under Anchor.
  • Sheet cable Dictionary S - The cable belonging to the sheet anchor.
  • Sheet chain Dictionary S - A chain sheet cable.
  • Sheetfuls Dictionary S - pleural of Sheetful.
  • Sheetful Dictionary S - noun Enough to fill a sheet; as much as a sheet can hold.
  • Sheik Dictionary S - noun The head of an Arab family, or of a clan or a tribe; also, the chief magistrate of an Arab village. The name is also applied to Mohammedan ecclesiastics of a high grade.
  • Sheil Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sheiling.
  • Sheiling Dictionary S - noun See Sheeling.
  • Shekel Dictionary S - noun An ancient weight and coin used by the Jews and by other nations of the same stock.
  • Shekinah Dictionary S - noun The visible majesty of the Divine Presence, especially when resting or dwelling between the cherubim on the mercy seat, in the Tabernacle, or in the Temple of Solomon; - a term used in the Targums and by the later Jews, and adopted by Christians.
  • Sheld Dictionary S - adjective Variegated; spotted; speckled; piebald.
  • Sheldafle Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sheldaple.
  • Sheldaple Dictionary S - noun A chaffinch.
  • Sheldfowl Dictionary S - noun The common sheldrake.
  • Sheldrake Dictionary S - noun Any one of several species of large Old World ducks of the genus Tadorna and allied genera, especially the European and Asiatic species. (T. cornuta, / tadorna), which somewhat resembles a goose in form and habit, but breeds in burrows.
  • Shelduck Dictionary S - noun The sheldrake.
  • Shelves Dictionary S - pleural of Shelf.
  • Shelf Dictionary S - intransitive verb A flat tablet or ledge of any material set horizontally at a distance from the floor, to hold objects of use or ornament.
  • Shelfy Dictionary S - adjective Abounding in shelves; full of dangerous shallows.
  • Shell Dictionary S - noun A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal.
  • Shelled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shell.
  • Shelling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shell.
  • Shell-lac Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Shellac.
  • Shellac Dictionary S - noun See the Note under 2d Lac.
  • Shellapple Dictionary S - noun See Sheldafle.
  • Shellbark Dictionary S - noun A species of hickory (Carya alba) whose outer bark is loose and peeling; a shagbark; also, its nut.
  • Sheller Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, shells; as, an oyster sheller; a corn sheller.
  • Shellfish Dictionary S - noun Any aquatic animal whose external covering consists of a shell, either testaceous, as in oysters, clams, and other mollusks, or crustaceous, as in lobsters and crabs.
  • Shell-less Dictionary S - adjective Having no shell.
  • Shellproof Dictionary S - adjective Capable of resisting bombs or other shells; bombproof.
  • Shellwork Dictionary S - noun Work composed of shells, or adorned with them.
  • Shelly Dictionary S - adjective Abounding with shells; consisting of shells, or of a shell.
  • Shelter Dictionary S - noun That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a protection; a screen.
  • Sheltered Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shelter.
  • Sheltering Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shelter.
  • Shelterless Dictionary S - adjective Destitute of shelter or protection.
  • Sheltery Dictionary S - adjective Affording shelter.
  • Sheltie Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Shelty.
  • Shelty Dictionary S - noun A Shetland pony.
  • Shelve Dictionary S - verb transitive To furnish with shelves; as, to shelve a closet or a library.
  • Shelved Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shelve.
  • Shelving Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shelve.
  • Shelvy Dictionary S - adjective Sloping gradually; shelving.
  • Shemite Dictionary S - noun A descendant of Shem.
  • Shemitic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Shemitish.
  • Shemitish Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Shem, the son of Noah, or his descendants. See Semitic.
  • Shemitism Dictionary S - noun See Semitism.
  • Shent Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shend.
  • Shending Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shend.
  • Shend Dictionary S - noun To injure, mar, spoil, or harm.
  • Shendful Dictionary S - adjective Destructive; ruinous; disgraceful.
  • Shendship Dictionary S - noun Harm; ruin; also, reproach; disgrace.
  • Sheol Dictionary S - noun The place of departed spirits; Hades; also, the grave.
  • Shepen Dictionary S - noun A stable; a shippen.
  • Shepherd Dictionary S - noun A man employed in tending, feeding, and guarding sheep, esp. a flock grazing at large.
  • Shepherded Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shepherd.
  • Shepherding Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shepherd.
  • Shepherdess Dictionary S - noun A woman who tends sheep; hence, a rural lass.
  • Shepherdias Dictionary S - pleural of Shepherdia.
  • Shepherdia Dictionary S - noun A genus of shrubs having silvery scurfy leaves, and belonging to the same family as Elaeagnus; also, any plant of this genus. See Buffalo berry, under Buffalo.
  • Shepherdish Dictionary S - noun Resembling a shepherd; suiting a shepherd; pastoral.
  • Shepherdism Dictionary S - noun Pastoral life or occupation.
  • Shepherdling Dictionary S - noun A little shepherd.
  • Shepherdly Dictionary S - adjective Resembling, or becoming to, a shepherd; pastoral; rustic.
  • Shepster Dictionary S - noun A seamstress.
  • Sherbet Dictionary S - noun A refreshing drink, common in the East, made of the juice of some fruit, diluted, sweetened, and flavored in various ways; as, orange sherbet; lemon sherbet; raspberry sherbet, etc.
  • Sherd Dictionary S - noun A fragment; - now used only in composition, as in potsherd. See Shard.
  • Shereef Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sherif.
  • Sherif Dictionary S - noun A member of an Arab princely family descended from Mohammed through his son-in-law Ali and daughter Fatima. The Grand Shereef is the governor of Mecca.
  • Sheriat Dictionary S - noun The sacred law of the Turkish empire.
  • Sheriff Dictionary S - noun The chief officer of a shire or county, to whom is intrusted the execution of the laws, the serving of judicial writs and processes, and the preservation of the peace.
  • Sheriffalty Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sheriffwick.
  • Sheriffdom Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sheriffwick.
  • Sheriffry Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sheriffwick.
  • Sheriffship Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sheriffwick.
  • Sheriffwick Dictionary S - noun The office or jurisdiction of sheriff. See Shrievalty.
  • Shern Dictionary S - noun See Shearn.
  • Sherris Dictionary S - noun Sherry.
  • Sherry Dictionary S - noun A Spanish light-colored dry wine, made in Andalusia. As prepared for commerce it is colored a straw color or a deep amber by mixing with it cheap wine boiled down.
  • Sherryvallies Dictionary S - noun plural Trousers or overalls of thick cloth or leather, buttoned on the outside of each leg, and generally worn to protect other trousers when riding on horseback.
  • Shet Dictionary S - imperative of Shet.
  • Shette Dictionary S - of Shet.
  • Shetting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shet.
  • Shete Dictionary S - verb transitive & intransitive To shoot.
  • Sheth Dictionary S - noun The part of a plow which projects downward beneath the beam, for holding the share and other working parts; - also called standard, or post.
  • Shetland pony Dictionary S - One of a small, hardy breed of horses, with long mane and tail, which originated in the Shetland Islands; a sheltie.
  • Shew Dictionary S - verb transitive & intransitive See Show.
  • Shewbread Dictionary S - See Showbread.
  • Shewel Dictionary S - noun A scarecrow.
  • Shewer Dictionary S - noun One who shews. See Shower.
  • Shewn Dictionary S - p. p. of Shew.
  • Shiah Dictionary S - noun Same as Shiite.
  • Shibboleth Dictionary S - noun A word which was made the criterion by which to distinguish the Ephraimites from the Gileadites. The Ephraimites, not being able to pronounce sh, called the word sibboleth. See Judges xii.
  • Shide Dictionary S - noun A thin board; a billet of wood; a splinter.
  • Shie Dictionary S - verb transitive See Shy, to throw.
  • Shied Dictionary S - imp. & p. p. of Shy.
  • Shiel Dictionary S - noun A sheeling.
  • Shield Dictionary S - noun A broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, - formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body. See Buckler.
  • Shielded Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shield.
  • Shielding Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shield.
  • Shield-bearer Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, carries a shield.
  • Shielddrake Dictionary S - noun A sheldrake.
  • Shieldless Dictionary S - adjective Destitute of a shield, or of protection.
  • Shieldtail Dictionary S - noun Any species of small burrowing snakes of the family Uropeltidae, native of Ceylon and Southern Asia. They have a small mouth which can not be dilated.
  • Shieling Dictionary S - noun A hut or shelter for shepherds of fishers. See Sheeling.
  • Shifted Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shift.
  • Shifting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shift.
  • Shift Dictionary S - verb transitive To divide; to distribute; to apportion.
  • Shiff Dictionary S - intransitive verb To divide; to distribute.
  • Shiftable Dictionary S - adjective Admitting of being shifted.
  • Shifter Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, shifts; one who plays tricks or practices artifice; a cozener.
  • Shiftiness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being shifty.
  • Shiftingly Dictionary S - adverb In a shifting manner.
  • Shiftless Dictionary S - adjective Destitute of expedients, or not using successful expedients; characterized by failure, especially by failure to provide for one's own support, through negligence or incapacity; hence, lazy; improvident; thriftless; as, a shiftless fellow; shiftless management.
  • Shifty Dictionary S - adjective Full of, or ready with, shifts; fertile in expedients or contrivance.
  • Shiite Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Shiah.
  • Shikaree Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Shikari.
  • Shikari Dictionary S - noun A sportsman; esp., a native hunter.
  • Shilf Dictionary S - noun Straw.
  • Shill Dictionary S - verb transitive To shell.
  • Shillalah Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Shillelah.
  • Shillelah Dictionary S - noun An oaken sapling or cudgel; any cudgel; - so called from Shillelagh, a place in Ireland of that name famous for its oaks.
  • Shilling Dictionary S - noun A silver coin, and money of account, of Great Britain and its dependencies, equal to twelve pence, or the twentieth part of a pound, equivalent to about twenty-four cents of the United States currency.
  • Shill-I-shall-I Dictionary S - adverb Alt. of Shilly-shally.
  • Shilly-shally Dictionary S - adverb In an irresolute, undecided, or hesitating manner.
  • Shiloh Dictionary S - noun A word used by Jacob on his deathbed, and interpreted variously, as "the Messiah," or as the city "Shiloh," or as "Rest.".
  • Shily Dictionary S - adverb See Shyly.
  • Shim Dictionary S - noun A kind of shallow plow used in tillage to break the ground, and clear it of weeds.
  • Shimmered Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shimmer.
  • Shimmering Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shimmer.
  • Shimmer Dictionary S - intransitive verb To shine with a tremulous or intermittent light; to shine faintly; to gleam; to glisten; to glimmer.
  • Shimmy Dictionary S - noun A chemise.
  • Shin Dictionary S - noun The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone; the lower part of the leg; the shank.
  • Shinned Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shin.
  • Shinning Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shin.
  • Shindle Dictionary S - noun A shingle; also, a slate for roofing.
  • Shindies Dictionary S - pleural of Shindy.
  • Shindy Dictionary S - noun An uproar or disturbance; a spree; a row; a riot.
  • Shone Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shine.
  • Shined Dictionary S - of Shine.
  • Shining Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shine.
  • Shine Dictionary S - intransitive verb To emit rays of light; to give light; to beam with steady radiance; to exhibit brightness or splendor; as, the sun shines by day; the moon shines by night.
  • Shiner Dictionary S - noun That which shines.
  • Shiness Dictionary S - noun See Shyness.
  • Shingle Dictionary S - noun Round, water-worn, and loose gravel and pebbles, or a collection of roundish stones, such as are common on the seashore and elsewhere.
  • Shingled Dictionary S - imperative &. past particle of Shingle.
  • Shingling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shingle.
  • Shingler Dictionary S - noun One who shingles.
  • Shingles Dictionary S - noun A kind of herpes (Herpes zoster) which spreads half way around the body like a girdle, and is usually attended with violent neuralgic pain.
  • Shingly Dictionary S - adjective Abounding with shingle, or gravel.
  • Shinhopple Dictionary S - noun The hobblebush.
  • Shiningness Dictionary S - noun Brightness.
  • Shinney Dictionary S - noun The game of hockey; - so called because of the liability of the players to receive blows on the shin.
  • Shinplaster Dictionary S - noun Formerly, a jocose term for a bank note greatly depreciated in value; also, for paper money of a denomination less than a dollar.
  • Shinto Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Shintiism.
  • Shintiism Dictionary S - noun One of the two great systems of religious belief in Japan. Its essence is ancestor worship, and sacrifice to dead heroes.
  • Shintoist Dictionary S - noun An adherent of Shintoism.
  • Shinty Dictionary S - noun A Scotch game resembling hockey; also, the club used in the game.
  • Shiny Dictionary S - superlative Bright; luminous; clear; unclouded.
  • -ship Dictionary S - noun A suffix denoting state, office, dignity, profession, or art; as in lordship, friendship, chancellorship, stewardship, horsemanship.
  • Ship Dictionary S - noun Pay; reward.
  • Shipped Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Ship.
  • Shipping Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Ship.
  • Shipboard Dictionary S - noun A ship's side; hence, by extension, a ship; - found chiefly in adverbial phrases; as, on shipboard; a shipboard.
  • Shipbuilder Dictionary S - noun A person whose occupation is to construct ships and other vessels; a naval architect; a shipwright.
  • Shipbuilding Dictionary S - noun Naval architecturel the art of constructing ships and other vessels.
  • Shipfuls Dictionary S - pleural of Shipful.
  • Shipful Dictionary S - noun As much or as many as a ship will hold; enough to fill a ship.
  • Shipholder Dictionary S - noun A shipowner.
  • Shipless Dictionary S - adjective Destitute of ships.
  • Shiplet Dictionary S - noun A little ship.
  • Shipload Dictionary S - noun The load, or cargo, of a ship.
  • Shipmen Dictionary S - pleural of Shipman.
  • Shipman Dictionary S - noun A seaman, or sailor.
  • Shipmaster Dictionary S - noun The captain, master, or commander of a ship.
  • Shipmate Dictionary S - noun One who serves on board of the same ship with another; a fellow sailor.
  • Shipment Dictionary S - noun The act or process of shipping; as, he was engaged in the shipment of coal for London; an active shipment of wheat from the West.
  • Shipowner Dictionary S - noun Owner of a ship or ships.
  • Shippen Dictionary S - noun A stable; a cowhouse.
  • Shipper Dictionary S - noun One who sends goods from one place to another not in the same city or town, esp. one who sends goods by water.
  • Shippon Dictionary S - noun A cowhouse; a shippen.
  • Ship-rigged Dictionary S - adjective Rigged like a ship, that is, having three masts, each with square sails.
  • Shipshape Dictionary S - adjective Arranged in a manner befitting a ship; hence, trim; tidy; orderly.
  • Shipworm Dictionary S - noun Any long, slender, worm-shaped bivalve mollusk of Teredo and allied genera. The shipworms burrow in wood, and are destructive to wooden ships, piles of wharves, etc. See Teredo.
  • Shipwreck Dictionary S - noun The breaking in pieces, or shattering, of a ship or other vessel by being cast ashore or driven against rocks, shoals, etc., by the violence of the winds and waves.
  • Shipwrecked Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shipwreck.
  • Shipwrecking Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shipwreck.
  • Shipwright Dictionary S - noun One whose occupation is to construct ships; a builder of ships or other vessels.
  • Shipyard Dictionary S - noun A yard, place, or inclosure where ships are built or repaired.
  • Shiraz Dictionary S - noun A kind of Persian wine; - so called from the place whence it is brought.
  • Shire Dictionary S - noun A portion of Great Britain originally under the supervision of an earl; a territorial division, usually identical with a county, but sometimes limited to a smaller district; as, Wiltshire, Yorkshire, Richmondshire, Hallamshire.
  • Shirked Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shirk.
  • Shirking Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shirk.
  • Shirk Dictionary S - verb transitive To procure by petty fraud and trickery; to obtain by mean solicitation.
  • Shirker Dictionary S - noun One who shirks.
  • Shirky Dictionary S - adjective Disposed to shirk.
  • Shirl Dictionary S - adjective Shrill.
  • Shirley Dictionary S - noun The bullfinch.
  • Shirr Dictionary S - noun A series of close parallel runnings which are drawn up so as to make the material between them set full by gatherings; - called also shirring, and gauging.
  • Shirred Dictionary S - adjective Made or gathered into a shirr; as, a shirred bonnet.
  • Shirt Dictionary S - noun A loose under-garment for the upper part of the body, made of cotton, linen, or other material; - formerly used of the under-garment of either sex, now commonly restricted to that worn by men and boys.
  • Shirted Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shirt.
  • Shirting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shirt.
  • Shirtless Dictionary S - adjective Not having or wearing a shirt.
  • Shist Dictionary S - Alt. of Shistose.
  • Shistose Dictionary S - See Shist, Schistose.
  • Shittah Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Shittah tree.
  • Shittah tree Dictionary S - noun A tree that furnished the precious wood of which the ark, tables, altars, boards, etc., of the Jewish tabernacle were made; - now believed to have been the wood of the Acacia Seyal, which is hard, fine grained, and yellowish brown in color.
  • Shittim Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Shittim wood.
  • Shittim wood Dictionary S - noun The wood of the shittah tree.
  • Shittle Dictionary S - noun A shuttle.
  • Shittlecock Dictionary S - noun A shuttlecock.
  • Shittleness Dictionary S - noun Instability; inconstancy.
  • Shive Dictionary S - noun A slice; as, a shive of bread.
  • Shiver Dictionary S - noun One of the small pieces, or splinters, into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden violence; - generally used in the plural.
  • Shivered Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shiver.
  • Shivering Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shiver.
  • Shiveringly Dictionary S - adverb In a shivering manner.
  • Shiver-spar Dictionary S - noun A variety of calcite, so called from its slaty structure; - called also slate spar.
  • Shivery Dictionary S - adjective Tremulous; shivering.
  • Shoad Dictionary S - noun A train of vein material mixed with rubbish; fragments of ore which have become separated by the action of water or the weather, and serve to direct in the discovery of mines.
  • Shoading Dictionary S - noun The tracing of veins of metal by shoads.
  • Shoal Dictionary S - noun A great multitude assembled; a crowd; a throng; - said especially of fish; as, a shoal of bass.
  • Shoaled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shoal.
  • Shoaling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shoal.
  • Shoaliness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being shoaly; little depth of water; shallowness.
  • Shoaly Dictionary S - adjective Full of shoals, or shallow places.
  • Shoar Dictionary S - noun A prop. See 3d Shore.
  • Shoat Dictionary S - noun A young hog. Same as Shote.
  • Shock Dictionary S - noun A pile or assemblage of sheaves of grain, as wheat, rye, or the like, set up in a field, the sheaves varying in number from twelve to sixteen; a stook.
  • Shocked Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shock.
  • Shocking Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shock.
  • Shockdog Dictionary S - noun See 7th Shock, 1.
  • Shock-head Dictionary S - adjective Shock-headed.
  • Shock-headed Dictionary S - adjective Having a thick and bushy head of hair.
  • Shod Dictionary S - imperative & past particle f Shoe.
  • Shoddy Dictionary S - verb transitive A fibrous material obtained by "deviling," or tearing into fibers, refuse woolen goods, old stockings, rags, druggets, etc. See Mungo.
  • Shoddyism Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being shoddy.
  • Shode Dictionary S - verb transitive The parting of the hair on the head.
  • Shoding Dictionary S - See Shoad, Shoading.
  • Shoder Dictionary S - noun A package of gold beater's skins in which gold is subjected to the second process of beating.
  • Shoes Dictionary S - pleural of Shoe.
  • Shoon Dictionary S - pleural of Shoe.
  • Shoe Dictionary S - noun A covering for the human foot, usually made of leather, having a thick and somewhat stiff sole and a lighter top. It differs from a boot on not extending so far up the leg.
  • Shoeing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shoe.
  • Shoebill Dictionary S - noun A large African wading bird (Balaeniceps rex) allied to the storks and herons, and remarkable for its enormous broad swollen bill. It inhabits the valley of the White Nile. See Illust. (l.) of Beak.
  • Shoeblack Dictionary S - noun One who polishes shoes.
  • Shoehorn Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Shoeing-horn.
  • Shoeing-horn Dictionary S - noun A curved piece of polished horn, wood, or metal used to facilitate the entrance of the foot into a shoe.
  • Shoeless Dictionary S - adjective Destitute of shoes.
  • Shoemaker Dictionary S - noun One whose occupation it is to make shoes and boots.
  • Shoemaking Dictionary S - noun The business of a shoemaker.
  • Shoer Dictionary S - noun One who fits shoes to the feet; one who furnishes or puts on shoes; as, a shoer of horses.
  • Shog Dictionary S - noun A shock; a jog; a violent concussion or impulse.
  • Shoggle Dictionary S - verb transitive To joggle.
  • Shogun Dictionary S - noun A title originally conferred by the Mikado on the military governor of the eastern provinces of Japan. By gradual usurpation of power the Shoguns (known to foreigners as Tycoons) became finally the virtual rulers of Japan. The title was abolished in 1867.
  • Shogunate Dictionary S - noun The office or dignity of a Shogun.
  • Shola Dictionary S - noun See Sola.
  • Shole Dictionary S - noun A plank fixed beneath an object, as beneath the rudder of a vessel, to protect it from injury; a plank on the ground under the end of a shore or the like.
  • Shonde Dictionary S - noun Harm; disgrace; shame.
  • Shoo Dictionary S - interjection Begone; away; - an expression used in frightening away animals, especially fowls.
  • Shooi Dictionary S - noun The Richardson's skua (Stercorarius parasiticus);- so called from its cry.
  • Shoop Dictionary S - imp. of Shape. Shaped.
  • Shoot Dictionary S - noun An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; also, a narrow passage, either natural or artificial, in a stream, where the water rushes rapidly; esp., a channel, having a swift current, connecting the ends of a bend in the stream, so as to shorten the course.
  • Shot Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shoot.
  • Shooting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shoot.
  • Shotten Dictionary S - of Shoot.
  • Shooter Dictionary S - noun One who shoots, as an archer or a gunner.
  • Shooty Dictionary S - adjective Sprouting or coming up freely and regularly.
  • Shop Dictionary S - imp. of Shape. Shaped.
  • Shopped Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shop.
  • Shopping Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shop.
  • Shopboard Dictionary S - noun A bench or board on which work is performed; a workbench.
  • Shopbook Dictionary S - noun A book in which a tradesman keeps his accounts.
  • Shopboy Dictionary S - noun A boy employed in a shop.
  • Shopen Dictionary S - p. p. of Shape.
  • Shopgirl Dictionary S - noun A girl employed in a shop.
  • Shopkeeper Dictionary S - noun A trader who sells goods in a shop, or by retail; - in distinction from one who sells by wholesale.
  • Shoplifter Dictionary S - noun One who steals anything in a shop, or takes goods privately from a shop; one who, under pretense of buying goods, takes occasion to steal.
  • Shoplifting Dictionary S - noun Larceny committed in a shop; the stealing of anything from a shop.
  • Shoplike Dictionary S - adjective Suiting a shop; vulgar.
  • Shopmaid Dictionary S - noun A shopgirl.
  • Shopmen Dictionary S - pleural of Shopman.
  • Shopman Dictionary S - noun A shopkeeper; a retailer.
  • Shopper Dictionary S - noun One who shops.
  • Shoppish Dictionary S - adjective Having the appearance or qualities of a shopkeeper, or shopman.
  • Shoppy Dictionary S - adjective Abounding with shops.
  • Shopshift Dictionary S - noun The trick of a shopkeeper; deception.
  • Shopwalker Dictionary S - noun One who walks about in a shop as an overseer and director. Cf. Floorwalker.
  • Shopwomen Dictionary S - pleural of Shopwoman.
  • Shopwoman Dictionary S - noun A woman employed in a shop.
  • Shopworn Dictionary S - adjective Somewhat worn or damaged by having been kept for a time in a shop.
  • Shorage Dictionary S - noun Duty paid for goods brought on shore.
  • Shored Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shore.
  • Shoring Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shore.
  • Shoreless Dictionary S - adjective Having no shore or coast; of indefinite or unlimited extent; as, a shoreless ocean.
  • Shoreling Dictionary S - noun See Shorling.
  • Shorer Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, shores or props; a prop; a shore.
  • Shoreward Dictionary S - adverb Toward the shore.
  • Shorl Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Shorlaceous.
  • Shorlaceous Dictionary S - adjective See Schorl, Schorlaceous.
  • Shorling Dictionary S - noun The skin of a sheen after the fleece is shorn off, as distinct from the morling, or skin taken from the dead sheep; also, a sheep of the first year's shearing.
  • Short Dictionary S - superlative Not long; having brief length or linear extension; as, a short distance; a short piece of timber; a short flight.
  • Shortage Dictionary S - noun Amount or extent of deficiency, as determined by some requirement or standard; as, a shortage in money accounts.
  • Short-breathed Dictionary S - adjective Having short-breath, or quick respiration.
  • Shortcake Dictionary S - noun An unsweetened breakfast cake shortened with butter or lard, rolled thin, and baked.
  • Short circuit Dictionary S - A circuit formed or closed by a conductor of relatively low resistance because shorter or of relatively great conductivity.
  • Short-circuited Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Short-circuit.
  • Short-circuiting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Short-circuit.
  • Short-circuit Dictionary S - verb transitive To join, as the electrodes of a battery or dynamo or any two points of a circuit, by a conductor of low resistance.
  • Shortclothes Dictionary S - noun Coverings for the legs of men or boys, consisting of trousers which reach only to the knees, - worn with long stockings.
  • Shortcoming Dictionary S - noun The act of falling, or coming short.
  • Short-dated Dictionary S - adjective Having little time to run from the date.
  • Shortened / Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shorten.
  • Shortening Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shorten.
  • Shorten Dictionary S - adjective To make short or shorter in measure, extent, or time; as, to shorten distance; to shorten a road; to shorten days of calamity.
  • Shortener Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, shortens.
  • Shorthand Dictionary S - noun A compendious and rapid method or writing by substituting characters, abbreviations, or symbols, for letters, words, etc.; short writing; stenography. See Illust. under Phonography.
  • Short-handed Dictionary S - adjective Short of, or lacking the regular number of, servants or helpers.
  • Shorthead Dictionary S - noun A sucking whale less than one year old; - so called by sailors.
  • Shorthorn Dictionary S - adjective One of a breed of large, heavy domestic cattle having short horns. The breed was developed in England.
  • Short-jointed Dictionary S - adjective Having short intervals between the joints; - said of a plant or an animal, especially of a horse whose pastern is too short.
  • Short-lived Dictionary S - adjective Not living or lasting long; being of short continuance; as, a short-lived race of beings; short-lived pleasure; short-lived passion.
  • Shortly Dictionary S - adverb In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly.
  • Shortness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being short; want of reach or extension; brevity; deficiency; as, the shortness of a journey; the shortness of the days in winter; the shortness of an essay; the shortness of the memory; a shortness of provisions; shortness of breath.
  • Shortsighted Dictionary S - adjective Not able to see far; nearsighted; myopic. See Myopic, and Myopia.
  • Short-spoken Dictionary S - adjective Speaking in a quick or short manner; hence, gruff; curt.
  • Shortstop Dictionary S - noun The player stationed in the field bewtween the second and third bases.
  • Short-waisted Dictionary S - adjective Having a short waist.
  • Short-winded Dictionary S - adjective Affected with shortness of breath; having a quick, difficult respiration, as dyspnoic and asthmatic persons.
  • Shortwing Dictionary S - noun Any one of several species of small wrenlike Asiatic birds having short wings and a short tail. They belong to Brachypterix, Callene, and allied genera.
  • Short-wited Dictionary S - adjective Having little wit; not wise; having scanty intellect or judgment.
  • Shory Dictionary S - adjective Lying near the shore.
  • Shoshones Dictionary S - noun plural A linguistic family or stock of North American Indians, comprising many tribes, which extends from Montana and Idaho into Mexico. In a restricted sense the name is applied especially to the Snakes, the most northern of the tribes.
  • Shots Dictionary S - pleural of Shot.
  • Shotted Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shot.
  • Shotting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shot.
  • Shot-clog Dictionary S - noun A person tolerated only because he pays the shot, or reckoning, for the rest of the company, otherwise a mere clog on them.
  • Shote Dictionary S - verb transitive A fish resembling the trout.
  • Shot-free Dictionary S - adjective Not to be injured by shot; shot-proof.
  • Shotgun Dictionary S - noun A light, smooth-bored gun, often double-barreled, especially designed for firing small shot at short range, and killing small game.
  • Shot-proof Dictionary S - adjective Impenetrable by shot.
  • Shough Dictionary S - noun A shockdog.
  • Shoulder Dictionary S - noun The joint, or the region of the joint, by which the fore limb is connected with the body or with the shoulder girdle; the projection formed by the bones and muscles about that joint.
  • Shouldered Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shoulder.
  • Shouldering Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shoulder.
  • Shoulder-shotten Dictionary S - adjective Sprained in the shoulder, as a horse.
  • Shouted Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shout.
  • Shouting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shout.
  • Shout Dictionary S - intransitive verb To utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to attract attention, to animate soldiers, etc.
  • Shouter Dictionary S - noun One who shouts.
  • Shoved Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shove.
  • Shoving Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shove.
  • Shove Dictionary S - verb transitive To drive along by the direct and continuous application of strength; to push; especially, to push (a body) so as to make it move along the surface of another body; as, to shove a boat on the water; to shove a table across the floor.
  • Shoveboard Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Shovegroat.
  • Shovegroat Dictionary S - noun The same as Shovelboard.
  • Shovel Dictionary S - verb transitive An implement consisting of a broad scoop, or more or less hollow blade, with a handle, used for lifting and throwing earth, coal, grain, or other loose substances.
  • Shoveled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shovel.
  • Shovelled Dictionary S - of Shovel.
  • Shoveling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shovel.
  • Shovelling Dictionary S - of Shovel.
  • Shovelard Dictionary S - noun Shoveler.
  • Shovelbill Dictionary S - noun The shoveler.
  • Shovelboard Dictionary S - noun A board on which a game is played, by pushing or driving pieces of metal or money to reach certain marks; also, the game itself. Called also shuffleboard, shoveboard, shovegroat, shovelpenny.
  • Shoveler Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, shovels.
  • Shovelfuls Dictionary S - pleural of Shovelful.
  • Shovelful Dictionary S - noun As much as a shovel will hold; enough to fill a shovel.
  • Shovelhead Dictionary S - noun A shark (Sphryna tiburio) allied to the hammerhead, and native of the warmer parts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans; - called also bonnet shark.
  • Shovelnose Dictionary S - noun The common sand shark. See under Snad.
  • Shovel-nosed Dictionary S - adjective Having a broad, flat nose; as, the shovel-nosed duck, or shoveler.
  • Shoven Dictionary S - p. p. of Shove.
  • Showed Dictionary S - imperative of Show.
  • Shown Dictionary S - past participle of Show.
  • Showing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Show.
  • Show Dictionary S - verb transitive To exhibit or present to view; to place in sight; to display; - the thing exhibited being the object, and often with an indirect object denoting the person or thing seeing or beholding; as, to show a house; show your colors; shopkeepers show customers goods (show goods to customers).
  • Showbread Dictionary S - noun Bread of exhibition; loaves to set before God; - the term used in translating the various phrases used in the Hebrew and Greek to designate the loaves of bread which the priest of the week placed before the Lord on the golden table in the sanctuary. They were made of fine flour unleavened, and were changed every Sabbath. The loaves, twelve in number, represented the twelve tribes of Israel. They were to be eaten by the priests only, and in the Holy Place.
  • Shower Dictionary S - noun One who shows or exhibits.
  • Showered Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shower.
  • Showering Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shower.
  • Showerful Dictionary S - adjective Full of showers.
  • Showeriness Dictionary S - noun Quality of being showery.
  • Showerless Dictionary S - adjective Rainless; freo from showers.
  • Showery Dictionary S - adjective Raining in showers; abounding with frequent showers of rain.
  • Showily Dictionary S - adverb In a showy manner; pompously; with parade.
  • Showiness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being showy; pompousness; great parade; ostentation.
  • Showish Dictionary S - adjective Showy; ostentatious.
  • Showmen Dictionary S - pleural of Showman.
  • Showman Dictionary S - noun One who exhibits a show; a proprietor of a show.
  • Showroom Dictionary S - noun A room or apartment where a show is exhibited.
  • Showy Dictionary S - adjective Making a show; attracting attention; presenting a marked appearance; ostentatious; gay; gaudy.
  • Shrag Dictionary S - noun A twig of a tree cut off.
  • Shragger Dictionary S - noun One who lops; one who trims trees.
  • Shram Dictionary S - verb transitive To cause to shrink or shrivel with cold; to benumb.
  • Shrank Dictionary S - imp. of Shrink.
  • Shrap Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Shrape.
  • Shrape Dictionary S - noun A place baited with chaff to entice birds.
  • Shrapnel Dictionary S - adjective Applied as an appellation to a kind of shell invented by Gen. H. Shrapnel of the British army.
  • Shred Dictionary S - noun A long, narrow piece cut or torn off; a strip.
  • Shredded Dictionary S - of Shred.
  • Shredding Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shred.
  • Shredcook Dictionary S - noun The fieldfare; - so called from its harsh cry before rain.
  • Shreddy Dictionary S - adjective Consisting of shreds.
  • Shredless Dictionary S - adjective Having no shreds; without a shred.
  • Shrew Dictionary S - adjective Wicked; malicious.
  • Shrewd Dictionary S - superlative Inclining to shrew; disposing to curse or scold; hence, vicious; malicious; evil; wicked; mischievous; vexatious; rough; unfair; shrewish.
  • Shrewish Dictionary S - adjective having the qualities of a shrew; having a scolding disposition; froward; peevish.
  • Shrewmouse Dictionary S - noun A shrew; especially, the erd shrew.
  • Shrieked Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shriek.
  • Shrieking Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shriek.
  • Shriek Dictionary S - intransitive verb To utter a loud, sharp, shrill sound or cry, as do some birds and beasts; to scream, as in a sudden fright, in horror or anguish.
  • Shrieker Dictionary S - noun One who utters a shriek.
  • Shrieval Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to a sheriff.
  • Shrievalty Dictionary S - noun The office, or sphere of jurisdiction, of a sheriff; sheriffalty.
  • Shrieve Dictionary S - noun A sheriff.
  • Shrift Dictionary S - noun The act of shriving.
  • Shright Dictionary S - imp. & p. p. of Shriek.
  • Shrike Dictionary S - intransitive verb Any one of numerous species of oscinine birds of the family Laniidae, having a strong hooked bill, toothed at the tip. Most shrikes are insectivorous, but the common European gray shrike (Lanius excubitor), the great northern shrike (L. borealis), and several others, kill mice, small birds, etc., and often impale them on thorns, and are, on that account called also butcher birds. See under Butcher.
  • Shrill Dictionary S - intransitive verb Acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound; - said of a sound, or of that which produces a sound.
  • Shrilled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shrill.
  • Shrilling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shrill.
  • Shrill-gorged Dictionary S - adjective Having a throat which produces a shrill note.
  • Shrillness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being shrill.
  • Shrill-tongued Dictionary S - adjective Having a shrill voice.
  • Shrilly Dictionary S - adverb In a shrill manner; acutely; with a sharp sound or voice.
  • Shrimp Dictionary S - verb transitive To contract; to shrink.
  • Shrimper Dictionary S - noun One who fishes for shrimps.
  • Shrine Dictionary S - noun A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.
  • Shrunk Dictionary S - of Shrink.
  • Shrunken Dictionary S - of Shrink.
  • Shrinking Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shrink.
  • Shrink Dictionary S - intransitive verb To wrinkle, bend, or curl; to shrivel; hence, to contract into a less extent or compass; to gather together; to become compacted.
  • Shrinkage Dictionary S - noun The act of shrinking; a contraction into less bulk or measurement.
  • Shrinker Dictionary S - noun One who shrinks; one who withdraws from danger.
  • Shrinkingly Dictionary S - adverb In a shrinking manner.
  • Shrivalty Dictionary S - noun Shrievalty.
  • Shrived Dictionary S - imperative of Shrive.
  • Shrove Dictionary S - of Shrive.
  • Shriven Dictionary S - past participle of Shrive.
  • Shriving Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shrive.
  • Shrive Dictionary S - verb transitive To hear or receive the confession of; to administer confession and absolution to; - said of a priest as the agent.
  • Shriveled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shrivel.
  • Shrivelled Dictionary S - of Shrivel.
  • Shriveling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shrivel.
  • Shrivelling Dictionary S - of Shrivel.
  • Shrivel Dictionary S - intransitive verb To draw, or be drawn, into wrinkles; to shrink, and form corrugations; as, a leaf shriveles in the hot sun; the skin shrivels with age; - often with up.
  • Shriver Dictionary S - noun One who shrives; a confessor.
  • Shroff Dictionary S - noun A banker, or changer of money.
  • Shroffage Dictionary S - noun The examination of coins, and the separation of the good from the debased.
  • Shrood Dictionary S - verb transitive To trim; to lop.
  • Shroud Dictionary S - noun That which clothes, covers, conceals, or protects; a garment.
  • Shrouded Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shroud.
  • Shrouding Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shroud.
  • Shroud-laid Dictionary S - adjective Composed of four strands, and laid right-handed with a heart, or center; - said of rope. See Illust. under Cordage.
  • Shroudless Dictionary S - adjective Without a shroud.
  • Shroudy Dictionary S - adjective Affording shelter.
  • Shrovetide Dictionary S - noun The days immediately preceding Ash Widnesday, especially the period between the evening before Quinguagesima Sunday and the morning of Ash Wednesday.
  • Shroving Dictionary S - noun The festivity of Shrovetide.
  • Shrow Dictionary S - noun A shrew.
  • Shrowd Dictionary S - verb transitive See Shrood.
  • Shrub Dictionary S - noun A liquor composed of vegetable acid, especially lemon juice, and sugar, with spirit to preserve it.
  • Shrubberies Dictionary S - pleural of Shrubbery.
  • Shrubbery Dictionary S - noun A collection of shrubs.
  • Shrubbiness Dictionary S - noun Quality of being shrubby.
  • Shrubby Dictionary S - superlative Full of shrubs.
  • Shrubless Dictionary S - adjective having no shrubs.
  • Shruff Dictionary S - noun Rubbish. Specifically: (a) Dross or refuse of metals. Obs. (b) Light, dry wood, or stuff used for fuel.
  • Shrugged Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shrug.
  • Shrugging Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shrug.
  • Shrug Dictionary S - verb transitive To draw up or contract (the shoulders), especially by way of expressing dislike, dread, doubt, or the like.
  • Shuck Dictionary S - noun A shock of grain.
  • Shucked Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shuck.
  • Shucking Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shuck.
  • Shucker Dictionary S - noun One who shucks oysters or clams.
  • Shuddered Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shudder.
  • Shuddering Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shudder.
  • Shudder Dictionary S - intransitive verb To tremble or shake with fear, horrer, or aversion; to shiver with cold; to quake.
  • Shudderingly Dictionary S - adverb In a shuddering manner.
  • Shude Dictionary S - noun The husks and other refuse of rice mills, used to adulterate oil cake, or linseed cake.
  • Shuffled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shuffle.
  • Shuffling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shuffle.
  • Shuffle Dictionary S - verb transitive To shove one way and the other; to push from one to another; as, to shuffle money from hand to hand.
  • Shuffleboard Dictionary S - noun See Shovelboard.
  • Shufflecap Dictionary S - noun A play performed by shaking money in a hat or cap.
  • Shuffler Dictionary S - noun One who shuffles.
  • Shufflewing Dictionary S - noun The hedg sparrow.
  • Shug Dictionary S - intransitive verb To writhe the body so as to produce friction against one's clothes, as do those who have the itch.
  • Shumac Dictionary S - noun Sumac.
  • Shunned Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shun.
  • Shunning Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shun.
  • Shun Dictionary S - verb transitive To avoid; to keep clear of; to get out of the way of; to escape from; to eschew; as, to shun rocks, shoals, vice.
  • Shunless Dictionary S - adjective Not to be shunned; inevitable; unavoidable.
  • Shunted Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shunt.
  • Shunting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shunt.
  • Shunt Dictionary S - verb transitive To shun; to move from.
  • Shunter Dictionary S - noun A person employed to shunt cars from one track to another.
  • Shut Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Shut.
  • Shutting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shut.
  • Shute Dictionary S - noun Same as Chute, or Shoot.
  • Shutter Dictionary S - noun One who shuts or closes.
  • Shuttered Dictionary S - adjective Furnished with shutters.
  • Shuttle Dictionary S - noun An instrument used in weaving for passing or shooting the thread of the woof from one side of the cloth to the other between the threads of the warp.
  • Shuttlecock Dictionary S - noun A cork stuck with feathers, which is to be struck by a battledoor in play; also, the play itself.
  • Shuttlecork Dictionary S - noun See Shuttlecock.
  • Shuttlewise Dictionary S - adverb Back and forth, like the movement of a shuttle.
  • Shwan-pan Dictionary S - noun See Schwan-pan.
  • Shy Dictionary S - superlative Easily frightened; timid; as, a shy bird.
  • Shying Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Shy.
  • Shyly Dictionary S - adverb In a shy or timid manner; not familiarly; with reserve.
  • Shyness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being shy.
  • Shyster Dictionary S - noun A trickish knave; one who carries on any business, especially legal business, in a mean and dishonest way.
  • Si Dictionary S - A syllable applied, in solmization, to the note B; more recently, to the seventh tone of any major diatonic scale. It was added to Guido's scale by Le Maire about the end of the 17th century.
  • Siaga Dictionary S - noun The ahu, or jairou.
  • Sialogogue Dictionary S - noun An agent which promotes the flow of saliva.
  • Siamang Dictionary S - noun A gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus), native of Sumatra. It has the second and third toes partially united by a web.
  • Siamese Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Siam, its native people, or their language.
  • Sib Dictionary S - noun A blood relation.
  • Sibbens Dictionary S - noun A contagious disease, endemic in Scotland, resembling the yaws. It is marked by ulceration of the throat and nose and by pustules and soft fungous excrescences upon the surface of the body. In the Orkneys the name is applied to the itch.
  • Siberian Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Siberia, a region comprising all northern Asia and belonging to Russia; as, a Siberian winter.
  • Sibilance Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sibilancy.
  • Sibilancy Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sibilant; sibilation.
  • Sibilant Dictionary S - adjective Making a hissing sound; uttered with a hissing sound; hissing; as, s, z, sh, and zh, are sibilant elementary sounds.
  • Sibilate Dictionary S - verb transitive & intransitive To pronounce with a hissing sound, like that of the letter s; to mark with a character indicating such pronunciation.
  • Sibilation Dictionary S - noun Utterance with a hissing sound; also, the sound itself; a hiss.
  • Sibilatory Dictionary S - adjective Hissing; sibilant.
  • Sibilous Dictionary S - adjective Having a hissing sound; hissing; sibilant.
  • Sibyl Dictionary S - noun A woman supposed to be endowed with a spirit of prophecy.
  • Sibylist Dictionary S - noun One who believes in a sibyl or the sibylline prophecies.
  • Sibylline Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to the sibyls; uttered, written, or composed by sibyls; like the productions of sibyls.
  • Sic Dictionary S - adjective Such.
  • Sicamore Dictionary S - noun See Sycamore.
  • Sicca Dictionary S - noun A seal; a coining die; - used adjectively to designate the silver currency of the Mogul emperors, or the Indian rupee of 192 grains.
  • Siccate Dictionary S - verb transitive To dry.
  • Siccation Dictionary S - noun The act or process of drying.
  • Siccative Dictionary S - adjective Drying; causing to dry.
  • Siccific Dictionary S - adjective Causing dryness.
  • Siccity Dictionary S - noun Dryness; aridity; destitution of moisture.
  • Sice Dictionary S - noun The number six at dice.
  • Sicer Dictionary S - noun A strong drink; cider.
  • Sich Dictionary S - adjective Such.
  • Sicilian Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Sicily or its inhabitants.
  • Siciliano Dictionary S - noun A Sicilian dance, resembling the pastorale, set to a rather slow and graceful melody in 12-8 or 6-8 measure; also, the music to the dance.
  • Sicilienne Dictionary S - noun A kind of rich poplin.
  • Sick Dictionary S - superlative Affected with disease of any kind; ill; indisposed; not in health. See the Synonym under Illness.
  • Sick-brained Dictionary S - adjective Disordered in the brain.
  • Sickened Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sicken.
  • Sickening Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sicken.
  • Sicken Dictionary S - verb transitive To make sick; to disease.
  • Sicker Dictionary S - intransitive verb To percolate, trickle, or ooze, as water through a crack.
  • Siker Dictionary S - adjective Sure; certain; trusty.
  • Sickerly Dictionary S - adverb Alt. of Sikerly.
  • Sikerly Dictionary S - adverb Surely; securely.
  • Sickerness Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Sikerness.
  • Sikerness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sicker, or certain.
  • Sickish Dictionary S - adjective Somewhat sick or diseased.
  • Sickle Dictionary S - noun A reaping instrument consisting of a steel blade curved into the form of a hook, and having a handle fitted on a tang. The sickle has one side of the blade notched, so as always to sharpen with a serrated edge. Cf. Reaping hook, under Reap.
  • Sicklebill Dictionary S - noun Any one of three species of humming birds of the genus Eutoxeres, native of Central and South America. They have a long and strongly curved bill. Called also the sickle-billed hummer.
  • Sickled Dictionary S - adjective Furnished with a sickle.
  • Sicklemen Dictionary S - pleural of Sickleman.
  • Sickleman Dictionary S - noun One who uses a sickle; a reaper.
  • Sickler Dictionary S - noun One who uses a sickle; a sickleman; a reaper.
  • Sickless Dictionary S - adjective Free from sickness.
  • Sicklewort Dictionary S - noun A plant of the genus Coronilla (C. scorpioides); - so named from its curved pods.
  • Sicklied Dictionary S - adjective Made sickly. See Sickly, v.
  • Sickliness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sickly.
  • Sickly Dictionary S - superlative Somewhat sick; disposed to illness; attended with disease; as, a sickly body.
  • Sickness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; sisease or malady.
  • Sicle Dictionary S - noun A shekel.
  • Sida Dictionary S - noun A genus of malvaceous plants common in the tropics. All the species are mucilaginous, and some have tough ligneous fibers which are used as a substitute for hemp and flax.
  • Siddow Dictionary S - adjective Soft; pulpy.
  • Side Dictionary S - noun The margin, edge, verge, or border of a surface; especially (when the thing spoken of is somewhat oblong in shape), one of the longer edges as distinguished from the shorter edges, called ends; a bounding line of a geometrical figure; as, the side of a field, of a square or triangle, of a river, of a road, etc.
  • Sided Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Side.
  • Siding Dictionary S - past particle& verb noun of Side.
  • Sideboard Dictionary S - noun A piece of dining-room furniture having compartments and shelves for keeping or displaying articles of table service.
  • Sidebone Dictionary S - noun A morbid growth or deposit of bony matter and at the sides of the coronet and coffin bone of a horse.
  • Sidehill Dictionary S - noun The side or slope of a hill; sloping ground; a descent.
  • Sideling Dictionary S - adverb Sidelong; on the side; laterally; also, obliquely; askew.
  • Sidelong Dictionary S - adverb Laterally; obliquely; in the direction of the side.
  • Sidepiece Dictionary S - noun The jamb, or cheek, of an opening in a wall, as of door or window.
  • Sider Dictionary S - noun One who takes a side.
  • Sideral Dictionary S - adjective Relating to the stars.
  • Siderated Dictionary S - adjective Planet-struck; blasted.
  • Sideration Dictionary S - noun The state of being siderated, or planet-struck; esp., blast in plants; also, a sudden and apparently causeless stroke of disease, as in apoplexy or paralysis.
  • Sidereal Dictionary S - adjective Relating to the stars; starry; astral; as, sidereal astronomy.
  • Siderealize Dictionary S - verb transitive To elevate to the stars, or to the region of the stars; to etherealize.
  • Sidereous Dictionary S - adjective Sidereal.
  • Siderite Dictionary S - noun Carbonate of iron, an important ore of iron occuring generally in cleavable masses, but also in rhombohedral crystals. It is of a light yellowish brown color. Called also sparry iron, spathic iron.
  • Siderographic Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Siderographical.
  • Siderographical Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to siderography; executed by engraved plates of steel; as, siderographic art; siderographic impressions.
  • Siderographist Dictionary S - noun One skilled in siderography.
  • Siderography Dictionary S - noun The art or practice of steel engraving; especially, the process, invented by Perkins, of multiplying facsimiles of an engraved steel plate by first rolling over it, when hardened, a soft steel cylinder, and then rolling the cylinder, when hardened, over a soft steel plate, which thus becomes a facsimile of the original. The process has been superseded by electrotypy.
  • Siderolite Dictionary S - noun A kind of meteorite. See under Meteorite.
  • Sideromancy Dictionary S - noun Divination by burning straws on red-hot iron, and noting the manner of their burning.
  • Sideroscope Dictionary S - noun An instrument for detecting small quantities of iron in any substance by means of a very delicate combination of magnetic needles.
  • Siderosis Dictionary S - noun A sort of pneumonia occuring in iron workers, produced by the inhalation of particles of iron.
  • Siderostat Dictionary S - noun An apparatus consisting essentially of a mirror moved by clockwork so as to throw the rays of the sun or a star in a fixed direction; - a more general term for heliostat.
  • Sideroxylon Dictionary S - noun A genus of tropical sapotaceous trees noted for their very hard wood; ironwood.
  • Sidesaddle Dictionary S - noun A saddle for women, in which the rider sits with both feet on one side of the animal mounted.
  • Sidesmen Dictionary S - pleural of Sidesman.
  • Sidesman Dictionary S - noun A party man; a partisan.
  • Side-taking Dictionary S - noun A taking sides, as with a party, sect, or faction.
  • Sidewalk Dictionary S - noun A walk for foot passengers at the side of a street or road; a foot pavement.
  • Sideways Dictionary S - adverb Toward the side; sidewise.
  • Side-wheel Dictionary S - adjective Having a paddle wheel on each side; - said of steam vessels; as, a side-wheel steamer.
  • Sidewinder Dictionary S - noun See Horned rattler, under Horned.
  • Sidewise Dictionary S - adverb On or toward one side; laterally; sideways.
  • Sidled Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sidle.
  • Sidling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sidle.
  • Sidle Dictionary S - verb transitive To go or move with one side foremost; to move sidewise; as, to sidle through a crowd or narrow opening.
  • Siege Dictionary S - noun A seat; especially, a royal seat; a throne.
  • Siegework Dictionary S - noun A temporary fort or parallel where siege guns are mounted.
  • Siemens-Martin process Dictionary S - See Open-hearth process, etc., under Open.
  • Sienite Dictionary S - noun See Syenite.
  • Sienitic Dictionary S - adjective See Syenitic.
  • Sienna Dictionary S - noun Clay that is colored red or brown by the oxides of iron or manganese, and used as a pigment. It is used either in the raw state or burnt.
  • Siennese Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Sienna, a city of Italy.
  • Sierra Dictionary S - noun A ridge of mountain and craggy rocks, with a serrated or irregular outline; as, the Sierra Nevada.
  • Siesta Dictionary S - noun A short sleep taken about the middle of the day, or after dinner; a midday nap.
  • Sieur Dictionary S - noun Sir; - a title of respect used by the French.
  • Sieva Dictionary S - noun A small variety of the Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus).
  • Sieve Dictionary S - noun A utensil for separating the finer and coarser parts of a pulverized or granulated substance from each other. It consist of a vessel, usually shallow, with the bottom perforated, or made of hair, wire, or the like, woven in meshes.
  • Sifac Dictionary S - noun The white indris of Madagascar. It is regarded by the natives as sacred.
  • Sifflement Dictionary S - noun The act of whistling or hissing; a whistling sound; sibilation.
  • Sifilet Dictionary S - noun The six-shafted bird of paradise. See Paradise bird, under Paradise.
  • Sifted Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sift.
  • Sifting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sift.
  • Sift Dictionary S - verb transitive To separate with a sieve, as the fine part of a substance from the coarse; as, to sift meal or flour; to sift powder; to sift sand or lime.
  • Sifter Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, sifts.
  • Sig Dictionary S - verb transitive Urine.
  • Sigaultian Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to Sigault, a French physician. See Symphyseotomy.
  • Sigger Dictionary S - intransitive verb Same as.
  • Sighed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sigh.
  • Sighing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sigh.
  • Sigh Dictionary S - intransitive verb To inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and immediately expel it; to make a deep single audible respiration, especially as the result or involuntary expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, or the like.
  • Sigh-born Dictionary S - adjective Sorrowful; mournful.
  • Sigher Dictionary S - noun One who sighs.
  • Sight Dictionary S - verb transitive The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view; as, to gain sight of land.
  • Sighted Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sight.
  • Sighting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sight.
  • Sightful Dictionary S - adjective Easily or clearly seen; distinctly visible; perspicuous.
  • Sightfulness Dictionary S - noun The state of being sightful; perspicuity.
  • Sight-hole Dictionary S - noun A hole for looking through; a peephole.
  • Sightless Dictionary S - adjective Wanting sight; without sight; blind.
  • Sightliness Dictionary S - noun The state of being sightly; comeliness; conspicuousness.
  • Sightly Dictionary S - adjective Pleasing to the sight; comely.
  • Sightproof Dictionary S - adjective Undiscoverable to sight.
  • Sight-seeing Dictionary S - adjective Engaged in, or given to, seeing sights; eager for novelties or curiosities.
  • Sight-seer Dictionary S - noun One given to seeing sights or noted things, or eager for novelties or curiosities.
  • Sight-shot Dictionary S - noun Distance to which the sight can reach or be thrown.
  • Sightsmen Dictionary S - pleural of Sightsman.
  • Sightsman Dictionary S - noun One who reads or performs music readily at first sight.
  • Sigil Dictionary S - noun A seal; a signature.
  • Sigillaria Dictionary S - noun plural Little images or figures of earthenware exposed for sale, or given as presents, on the last two days of the Saturnalia; hence, the last two, or the sixth and seventh, days of the Saturnalia.
  • Sigillarid Dictionary S - noun One of an extinct family of cryptagamous trees, including the genus Sigillaria and its allies.
  • Sigillated Dictionary S - adjective Decorated by means of stamps; - said of pottery.
  • Sigillative Dictionary S - adjective Fit to seal; belonging to a seal; composed of wax.
  • Sigilla Dictionary S - pleural of Sigillum.
  • Sigillum Dictionary S - noun A seal.
  • Sigla Dictionary S - noun plural The signs, abbreviations, letters, or characters standing for words, shorthand, etc., in ancient manuscripts, or on coins, medals, etc.
  • Sigmas Dictionary S - pleural of Sigma.
  • Sigma Dictionary S - noun The Greek letter /, /, or / (English S, or s). It originally had the form of the English C.
  • Sigmodont Dictionary S - noun Any one of a tribe (Sigmodontes) of rodents which includes all the indigenous rats and mice of America. So called from the form of the ridges of enamel on the crowns of the worn molars. Also used adjectively.
  • Sigmoid Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sigmoidal.
  • Sigmoidal Dictionary S - adjective Curved in two directions, like the letter S, or the Greek /.
  • Sigmoidally Dictionary S - adverb In a sigmoidal manner.
  • Sign Dictionary S - noun That by which anything is made known or represented; that which furnishes evidence; a mark; a token; an indication; a proof.
  • Signed Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Sign.
  • Signing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Sign.
  • Signable Dictionary S - adjective Suitable to be signed; requiring signature; as, a legal document signable by a particular person.
  • Signal Dictionary S - noun A sign made for the purpose of giving notice to a person of some occurence, command, or danger; also, a sign, event, or watchword, which has been agreed upon as the occasion of concerted action.
  • Signaled Dictionary S - / or Signalled (imp. & p. p.) of Signal.
  • Signaling Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Signal.
  • Signalling Dictionary S - of Signal.
  • Signalist Dictionary S - noun One who makes signals; one who communicates intelligence by means of signals.
  • Signality Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being signal or remarkable.
  • Signalized Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Signalize.
  • Signalizing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Signalize.
  • Signalize Dictionary S - adjective To make signal or eminent; to render distinguished from what is common; to distinguish.
  • Signally Dictionary S - adverb In a signal manner; eminently.
  • Signalman Dictionary S - noun A man whose business is to manage or display signals; especially, one employed in setting the signals by which railroad trains are run or warned.
  • Signalment Dictionary S - noun The act of signaling, or of signalizing; hence, description by peculiar, appropriate, or characteristic marks.
  • Signate Dictionary S - verb transitive Having definite color markings.
  • Signation Dictionary S - verb transitive Sign given; marking.
  • Signatory Dictionary S - adjective Relating to a seal; used in sealing.
  • Signature Dictionary S - verb transitive A sign, stamp, or mark impressed, as by a seal.
  • Signaturist Dictionary S - noun One who holds to the doctrine of signatures impressed upon objects, indicative of character or qualities.
  • Signboard Dictionary S - noun A board, placed on or before a shop, office, etc., on which ssome notice is given, as the name of a firm, of a business, or the like.
  • Signer Dictionary S - noun One who signs or subscribes his name; as, a memorial with a hundred signers.
  • Signet Dictionary S - noun A seal; especially, in England, the seal used by the sovereign in sealing private letters and grants that pass by bill under the sign manual; - called also privy signet.
  • Signeted Dictionary S - adjective Stamped or marked with a signet.
  • Signifer Dictionary S - adjective Bearing signs.
  • Significance Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Significancy.
  • Significancy Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being significant.
  • Significant Dictionary S - adjective Fitted or designed to signify or make known somethingl having a meaning; standing as a sign or token; expressive or suggestive; as, a significant word or sound; a significant look.
  • Significantly Dictionary S - adverb In a significant manner.
  • Significate Dictionary S - noun One of several things signified by a common term.
  • Signification Dictionary S - noun The act of signifying; a making known by signs or other means.
  • Significative Dictionary S - adjective Betokening or representing by an external sign.
  • Significator Dictionary S - noun One who, or that which, signifies.
  • Significatory Dictionary S - adjective Significant.
  • Significavit Dictionary S - noun Formerly, a writ issuing out of chancery, upon certificate given by the ordinary, of a man's standing excommunicate by the space of forty days, for the laying him up in prison till he submit himself to the authority of the church.
  • Signified Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Signify.
  • Signifying Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Signify.
  • Signify Dictionary S - noun To show by a sign; to communicate by any conventional token, as words, gestures, signals, or the like; to announce; to make known; to declare; to express; as, a signified his desire to be present.
  • Signior Dictionary S - noun Sir; Mr. The English form and pronunciation for the Italian Signor and the Spanish Se or.
  • Signiorize Dictionary S - verb transitive To exercise dominion over; to lord it over.
  • Signiorship Dictionary S - noun State or position of a signior.
  • Signiory Dictionary S - noun Same as Seigniory.
  • Signor Dictionary S - noun Alt. of Signore.
  • Signore Dictionary S - noun Sir; Mr.; - a title of address or respect among the Italians. Before a noun the form is Signor.
  • Signora Dictionary S - noun Madam; Mrs; - a title of address or respect among the Italians.
  • Signorina Dictionary S - noun Miss; - a title of address among the Italians.
  • Signpost Dictionary S - noun A post on which a sign hangs, or on which papers are placed to give public notice of anything.
  • Sik Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Sike.
  • Sike Dictionary S - adjective Such. See Such.
  • Sikhs Dictionary S - noun plural A religious sect noted for warlike traits, founded in the Punjab at the end of the 15th century.
  • Silage Dictionary S - noun & verb Short for Ensilage.
  • Sile Dictionary S - verb transitive To strain, as fresh milk.
  • Silence Dictionary S - noun The state of being silent; entire absence of sound or noise; absolute stillness.
  • Silenced Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Silence.
  • Silencing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Silence.
  • Silene Dictionary S - noun A genus of caryophyllaceous plants, usually covered with a viscid secretion by which insects are caught; catchfly.
  • Silent Dictionary S - adjective Free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet.
  • Silentiary Dictionary S - noun One appointed to keep silence and order in court; also, one sworn not to divulge secrets of state.
  • Silentious Dictionary S - adjective Habitually silent; taciturn; reticent.
  • Silently Dictionary S - adverb In a silent manner.
  • Silentness Dictionary S - noun State of being silent; silence.
  • Silenus Dictionary S - noun See Wanderoo.
  • Silesia Dictionary S - noun A kind of linen cloth, originally made in Silesia, a province of Prussia.
  • Silesian Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to Silesia.
  • Silex Dictionary S - noun Silica, SiO2 as found in nature, constituting quarz, and most sands and sandstones. See Silica, and Silicic.
  • Silhouette Dictionary S - noun A representation of the outlines of an object filled in with a black color; a profile portrait in black, such as a shadow appears to be.
  • Silica Dictionary S - noun Silicon dioxide, SiO/. It constitutes ordinary quartz (also opal and tridymite), and is artifically prepared as a very fine, white, tasteless, inodorous powder.
  • Silicate Dictionary S - noun A salt of silicic acid.
  • Silicated Dictionary S - adjective Combined or impregnated with silicon or silica; as, silicated hydrogen; silicated rocks.
  • Silicatization Dictionary S - noun Silicification.
  • Silicea Dictionary S - noun plural Same as Silicoidea.
  • Siliceous Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to silica; containing silica, or partaking of its nature.
  • Silicic Dictionary S - adjective Pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, silica; specifically, designating compounds of silicon; as, silicic acid.
  • Silicicalcareous Dictionary S - adjective Consisting of silica and calcareous matter.
  • Silicide Dictionary S - noun A binary compound of silicon, or one regarded as binary.
  • Siliciferous Dictionary S - adjective Producing silica; united with silica.
  • Silicification Dictionary S - noun Thae act or process of combining or impregnating with silicon or silica; the state of being so combined or impregnated; as, the silicification of wood.
  • Silicified Dictionary S - adjective Combined or impregnated with silicon or silica, especially the latter; as, silicified wood.
  • Silicifying Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Silicify.
  • Silicify Dictionary S - verb transitive To convert into, or to impregnate with, silica, or with the compounds of silicon.
  • Silicioidea Dictionary S - noun plural Same as Silicoidea.
  • Silicious Dictionary S - adjective See Siliceous.
  • Silicispongiae Dictionary S - noun plural Same as Silicoidea.
  • Silicited Dictionary S - adjective Silicified.
  • Silicium Dictionary S - noun See Silicon.
  • Siliciureted Dictionary S - adjective Combined or impregnated with silicon.
  • Silicle Dictionary S - noun A seed vessel resembling a silique, but about as broad as it is long. See Silique.
  • Silico- Dictionary S - A combining form (also used adjectively) denoting the presence of silicon or its compounds; as, silicobenzoic, silicofluoride, etc.
  • Silicofluoric Dictionary S - adjective Containing, or composed of, silicon and fluorine; especially, denoting the compounds called silicofluorides.
  • Silicofluoride Dictionary S - noun A fluosilicate; a salt of silicofluoric acid.
  • Silicoidea Dictionary S - noun plural An extensive order of Porifera, which includes those that have the skeleton composed mainly of siliceous fibers or spicules.
  • Silicon Dictionary S - noun A nonmetalic element analogous to carbon. It always occurs combined in nature, and is artificially obtained in the free state, usually as a dark brown amorphous powder, or as a dark crystalline substance with a meetallic luster. Its oxide is silica, or common quartz, and in this form, or as silicates, it is, next to oxygen, the most abundant element of the earth's crust. Silicon is characteristically the element of the mineral kingdom, as carbon is of the organic world. Symbol Si. Atomic weight 28. Called also silicium.
  • Silicotungstic Dictionary S - adjective Of, pertaining to, or designating, any one of a series of double acids of silicon and tungsten, known in the free state, and also in their salts (called silicotungstates).
  • Silicula Dictionary S - noun A silicle.
  • Silicule Dictionary S - noun A silicle.
  • Siliculose Dictionary S - adjective Bearing silicles; pertaining to, or resembling, silicles.
  • Siliginose Dictionary S - adjective Made of fine wheat.
  • Siling Dictionary S - Adjective & noun from Sile to strain.
  • Siliquae Dictionary S - pleural of Siliqua.
  • Siliqua Dictionary S - noun Same as Silique.
  • Silique Dictionary S - noun An oblong or elongated seed vessel, consisting of two valves with a dissepiment between, and opening by sutures at either margin. The seeds are attached to both edges of the dissepiment, alternately upon each side of it.
  • Siliqyiform Dictionary S - adjective Having the form of a silique.
  • Siliquosa Dictionary S - noun plural A Linnaean order of plants including those which bear siliques.
  • Siliquose Dictionary S - adjective Alt. of Siliquous.
  • Siliquous Dictionary S - adjective Bearing siliques; as, siliquose plants; pertaining to, or resembling, siliques; as, siliquose capsules.
  • Silk Dictionary S - noun The fine, soft thread produced by various species of caterpillars in forming the cocoons within which the worm is inclosed during the pupa state, especially that produced by the larvae of Bombyx mori.
  • Silken Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; as, silken cloth; a silken veil.
  • Silkiness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being silky or silken; softness and smoothness.
  • Silkmen Dictionary S - pleural of Silkman.
  • Silkman Dictionary S - noun A dealer in silks; a silk mercer.
  • Silkness Dictionary S - noun Silkiness.
  • Silkweed Dictionary S - noun Any plant of the genera Asclepias and Acerates whose seed vessels contain a long, silky down; milkweed.
  • Silkworm Dictionary S - noun The larva of any one of numerous species of bombycid moths, which spins a large amount of strong silk in constructing its cocoon before changing to a pupa.
  • Silky Dictionary S - superlative Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; silken; silklike; as, a silky luster.
  • Sill Dictionary S - noun The basis or foundation of a thing; especially, a horizontal piece, as a timber, which forms the lower member of a frame, or supports a structure; as, the sills of a house, of a bridge, of a loom, and the like.
  • Sillabub Dictionary S - noun A dish made by mixing wine or cider with milk, and thus forming a soft curd; also, sweetened cream, flavored with wine and beaten to a stiff froth.
  • Siller Dictionary S - noun Silver.
  • Sillily Dictionary S - adverb In a silly manner; foolishly.
  • Sillimanite Dictionary S - noun Same as Fibrolite.
  • Silliness Dictionary S - noun The quality or state of being silly.
  • Sillock Dictionary S - noun The pollock, or coalfish.
  • Sillon Dictionary S - noun A work raised in the middle of a wide ditch, to defend it.
  • Silly Dictionary S - noun Happy; fortunate; blessed.
  • Sillyhow Dictionary S - adjective A caul. See Caul, n., 3.
  • Silo Dictionary S - noun A pit or vat for packing away green fodder for winter use so as to exclude air and outside moisture. See Ensilage.
  • Silt Dictionary S - noun Mud or fine earth deposited from running or standing water.
  • Silted Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Silt.
  • Silting Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Silt.
  • Silty Dictionary S - adjective Full of silt; resembling silt.
  • Silure Dictionary S - noun A fish of the genus Silurus, as the sheatfish; a siluroid.
  • Silurian Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to the country of the ancient Silures; - a term applied to the earliest of the Paleozoic eras, and also to the strata of the era, because most plainly developed in that country.
  • Siluridan Dictionary S - noun Any fish of the family Siluridae or of the order Siluroidei.
  • Siluroid Dictionary S - noun Belonging to the Siluroidei, or Nematognathi, an order of fishes including numerous species, among which are the American catfishes and numerous allied fresh-water species of the Old World, as the sheatfish (Silurus glanis) of Europe.
  • Siluroidei Dictionary S - noun plural An order of fishes, the Nematognathi.
  • Silurus Dictionary S - noun A genus of large malacopterygious fishes of the order Siluroidei. They inhabit the inland waters of Europe and Asia.
  • Silvas Dictionary S - pleural of Silva.
  • Silvae Dictionary S - pleural of Silva.
  • Silva Dictionary S - noun The forest trees of a region or country, considered collectively.
  • Silvan Dictionary S - adjective Of or pertaining to woods; composed of woods or groves; woody.
  • Silvanite Dictionary S - noun See Sylvanite.
  • Selvas Dictionary S - noun plural Vast woodland plains of South America.
  • Silvate Dictionary S - noun Same as Sylvate.
  • Silver Dictionary S - noun A soft white metallic element, sonorous, ductile, very malleable, and capable of a high degree of polish. It is found native, and also combined with sulphur, arsenic, antimony, chlorine, etc., in the minerals argentite, proustite, pyrargyrite, ceragyrite, etc. Silver is one of the "noble" metals, so-called, not being easily oxidized, and is used for coin, jewelry, plate, and a great variety of articles. Symbol Ag (Argentum). Atomic weight 107.7. Specific gravity 10.5.
  • Silvered Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Silver.
  • Silvering Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Silver.
  • Silverback Dictionary S - noun The knot.
  • Silverberry Dictionary S - noun A tree or shrub (Elaeagnus argentea) with silvery foliage and fruit.
  • Silverbill Dictionary S - noun An Old World finch of the genus Minia, as the M. Malabarica of India, and M. cantans of Africa.
  • Silverboom Dictionary S - noun See Leucadendron.
  • Silverfin Dictionary S - noun A small North American fresh-water cyprinoid fish (Notropis Whipplei).
  • Silverfish Dictionary S - noun The tarpum.
  • Silver-gray Dictionary S - adjective Having a gray color with a silvery luster; as, silver-gray hair.
  • Silveriness Dictionary S - noun The state of being silvery.
  • Silverized Dictionary S - imperative & past particle of Silverize.
  • Silverizing Dictionary S - past particle & verb noun of Silverize.
  • Silverize Dictionary S - verb transitive To cover with silver.
  • Silverless Dictionary S - adjective Having no silcver; hence, without money; impecunious.
  • Silverling Dictionary S - noun A small silver coin.
  • Silverly Dictionary S - adverb Like silver in appearance or in sound.
  • Silvern Dictionary S - adjective Made of silver.
  • Silversides Dictionary S - noun Any one of several species of small fishes of the family Atherinidae, having a silvery stripe along each side of the body. The common species of the American coast (Menidia notata) is very abundant. Called also silverside, sand smelt, friar, tailor, and tinker.
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