S () the nineteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a consonant, and is often called a sibilant, in allusion to its hissing sound. It has two principal sounds; one a mere hissing, as in sack, this; the other a vocal hissing (the same as that of z), as in is, wise. Besides these it sometimes has the sounds of sh and zh, as in sure, measure. It generally has its hissing sound at the beginning of words, but in the middle and at the end of words its sound is determined by usage. In a few words it is silent, as in isle, debris. With the letter h it forms the digraph sh. See Guide to pronunciation, // 255-261.

-s () The suffix used to form the plural of most words; as in roads, elfs, sides, accounts.

-s () The suffix used to form the third person singular indicative of English verbs; as in falls, tells, sends.

-s () An adverbial suffix; as in towards, needs, always, -- originally the genitive, possesive, ending. See -'s.

's () A contraction for is or (colloquially) for has.

Saadh (n.) See Sadh.

Saan (n. pl.) Same as Bushmen.

Sabadilla (n.) 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 (a. & n.) Same as Sabian.

Sabaeanism (n.) Same as Sabianism.

Sabaeism (n.) Alt. of Sabaism

Sabaism (n.) See Sabianism.

Sabal (n.) A genus of palm trees including the palmetto of the Southern United States.

Sabaoth (n. pl.) Armies; hosts.

Sabaoth (n. pl.) Incorrectly, the Sabbath.

Sabbat (n.) In mediaeval demonology, the nocturnal assembly in which demons and sorcerers were thought to celebrate their orgies.

Sabbatarian (n.) One who regards and keeps the seventh day of the week as holy, agreeably to the letter of the fourth commandment in the Decalogue.

Sabbatarian (n.) A strict observer of the Sabbath.

Sabbatarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sabbath, or the tenets of Sabbatarians.

Sabbatarianism (n.) The tenets of Sabbatarians.

Sabbath (n.) 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.

Sabbath (n.) The seventh year, observed among the Israelites as one of rest and festival.

Sabbath (n.) Fig.: A time of rest or repose; intermission of pain, effort, sorrow, or the like.

Sabbathless (a.) Without Sabbath, or intermission of labor; hence, without respite or rest.

Sabbatic (a.) Alt. of Sabbatical

Sabbatical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sabbath; resembling the Sabbath; enjoying or bringing an intermission of labor.

Sabbatism (n.) Intermission of labor, as upon the Sabbath; rest.

Sabbaton (n.) A round-toed, armed covering for the feet, worn during a part of the sixteenth century in both military and civil dress.

Sabean (a. & n.) Same as Sabian.

Sabeism (n.) Same as Sabianism.

Sabella (n.) A genus of tubicolous annelids having a circle of plumose gills around the head.

Sabellian (a.) Pertaining to the doctrines or tenets of Sabellius. See Sabellian, n.

Sabellian (n.) A follower of Sabellius, a presbyter of Ptolemais in the third century, who maintained that there is but one person in the Godhead, and that the Son and Holy Spirit are only different powers, operations, or offices of the one God the Father.

Sabellianism (n.) The doctrines or tenets of Sabellius. See Sabellian, n.

Sabelloid (a.) Like, or related to, the genus Sabella.

Saber (n.) Alt. of Sabre

Sabre (n.) 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 (imp. & p. p.) of Sabre

Sabred () of Sabre

Sabering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sabre

Sabring () of Sabre

Saber (v. t.) Alt. of Sabre

Sabre (v. t.) To strike, cut, or kill with a saber; to cut down, as with a saber.

Saberbill (n.) Alt. of Sabrebill

Sabrebill (n.) The curlew.

Sabian (a.) Of or pertaining to Saba in Arabia, celebrated for producing aromatic plants.

Sabian (a.) Relating to the religion of Saba, or to the worship of the heavenly bodies.

Sabian (n.) An adherent of the Sabian religion; a worshiper of the heavenly bodies.

Sabianism (n.) The doctrine of the Sabians; the Sabian religion; that species of idolatry which consists in worshiping the sun, moon, and stars; heliolatry.

Sabicu (n.) The very hard wood of a leguminous West Indian tree (Lysiloma Sabicu), valued for shipbuilding.

Sabine (a.) Of or pertaining to the ancient Sabines, a people of Italy.

Sabine (n.) One of the Sabine people.

Sabine (n.) See Savin.

Sable (n.) 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.

Sable (n.) The fur of the sable.

Sable (n.) A mourning garment; a funeral robe; -- generally in the plural.

Sable (n.) The tincture black; -- represented by vertical and horizontal lines crossing each other.

Sable (a.) Of the color of the sable's fur; dark; black; -- used chiefly in poetry.

Sabled (imp. & p. p.) of Sable

Sabling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sable

Sable (v. t.) To render sable or dark; to drape darkly or in black.

Sabot (n.) A kind of wooden shoe worn by the peasantry in France, Belgium, Sweden, and some other European countries.

Sabot (n.) A thick, circular disk of wood, to which the cartridge bag and projectile are attached, in fixed ammunition for cannon; also, a piece of soft metal attached to a projectile to take the groove of the rifling.

Sabotiere (n.) A kind of freezer for ices.

Sabre (n. & v.) See Saber.

Sabretasche (n.) A leather case or pocket worn by cavalry at the left side, suspended from the sword belt.

Sabrina work () A variety of applique work for quilts, table covers, etc.

Sabulose (a.) Growing in sandy places.

Sabulosity (n.) The quality of being sabulous; sandiness; grittiness.

Sabulous (a.) Sandy; gritty.

Sac (n.) See Sacs.

Sac (n.) The privilege formerly enjoyed by the lord of a manor, of holding courts, trying causes, and imposing fines.

Sac (n.) See 2d Sack.

Sac (n.) A cavity, bag, or receptacle, usually containing fluid, and either closed, or opening into another cavity to the exterior; a sack.

Sacalait (n.) A kind of fresh-water bass; the crappie.

Sacar (n.) See Saker.

Saccade (n.) A sudden, violent check of a horse by drawing or twitching the reins on a sudden and with one pull.

Saccate (a.) Having the form of a sack or pouch; furnished with a sack or pouch, as a petal.

Saccate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Saccata, a suborder of ctenophores having two pouches into which the long tentacles can be retracted.

Saccharate (n.) A salt of saccharic acid.

Saccharate (n.) In a wider sense, a compound of saccharose, or any similar carbohydrate, with such bases as the oxides of calcium, barium, or lead; a sucrate.

Saccharic (a.) 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 (a.) Producing sugar; as, sacchariferous canes.

Saccharified (imp. & p. p.) of Saccharify

Saccharifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Saccharify

Saccharify (v. t.) To convert into, or to impregnate with, sugar.

Saccharilla (n.) A kind of muslin.

Saccharimeter (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the quantity of saccharine matter in any solution, as the juice of a plant, or brewers' and distillers' worts.

Saccharimetrical (a.) Of or pertaining to saccharimetry; obtained by saccharimetry.

Saccharimetry (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) A salt of saccharinic acid.

Saccharinate (n.) A salt of saccharine.

Saccharine (a.) Of or pertaining to sugar; having the qualities of sugar; producing sugar; sweet; as, a saccharine taste; saccharine matter.

Saccharine (n.) A trade name for benzoic sulphinide.

Saccharinic (a.) 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 (imp. & p. p.) of Saccharize

Saccharizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Saccharize

Saccharize (v. t.) To convert into, or to impregnate with, sugar.

Saccharoid (a.) Alt. of Saccharoidal

Saccharoidal (a.) Resembling sugar, as in taste, appearance, consistency, or composition; as, saccharoidal limestone.

Saccharometer (n.) A saccharimeter.

Saccharomyces (n.) 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 (n. pl.) A family of fungi consisting of the one genus Saccharomyces.

Saccharonate (n.) A salt of saccharonic acid.

Saccharone (n.) A white crystalline substance, C6H8O6, obtained by the oxidation of saccharin, and regarded as the lactone of saccharonic acid.

Saccharone (n.) An oily liquid, C6H10O2, obtained by the reduction of saccharin.

Saccharonic (a.) 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 (n.) Cane sugar; sucrose; also, in general, any one of the group of which saccharose, or sucrose proper, is the type. See Sucrose.

Saccharous (a.) Saccharine.

Saccharum (n.) A genus of tall tropical grasses including the sugar cane.

Saccholactate (n.) A salt of saccholactic acid; -- formerly called also saccholate.

Saccholactic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid now called mucic acid; saccholic.

Saccholic (a.) Saccholactic.

Sacchulmate (n.) A salt of sacchulmic acid.

Sacchulmic (a.) 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 (n.) An amorphous huminlike substance resembling sacchulmic acid, and produced together with it.

Sacciferous (a.) Bearing a sac.

Sacciform (a.) Having the general form of a sac.

Saccoglossa (n. pl.) Same as Pellibranchiata.

Saccular (a.) Like a sac; sacciform.

Sacculated (a.) Furnished with little sacs.

Saccule (n.) A little sac; specifically, the sacculus of the ear.

Sacculo-cochlear (a.) Pertaining to the sacculus and cochlea of the ear.

Sacculo-utricular (a.) Pertaining to the sacculus and utriculus of the ear.

Sacculi (pl. ) of Sacculus

Sacculus (n.) A little sac; esp., a part of the membranous labyrinth of the ear.

Sacci (pl. ) of Saccus

Saccus (n.) A sac.

Sacella (pl. ) of Sacellum

Sacellum (n.) An unroofed space consecrated to a divinity.

Sacellum (n.) A small monumental chapel in a church.

Sacerdotal (a.) Of or pertaining to priests, or to the order of priests; relating to the priesthood; priesty; as, sacerdotal dignity; sacerdotal functions.

Sacerdotalism (m.) The system, style, spirit, or character, of a priesthood, or sacerdotal order; devotion to the interests of the sacerdotal order.

Sacerdotally (adv.) In a sacerdotal manner.

Sachel (n.) A small bag.

Sachem (n.) A chief of a tribe of the American Indians; a sagamore.

Sachemdom (n.) The government or jurisdiction of a sachem.

Sachemship (n.) Office or condition of a sachem.

Sachet (n.) A scent bag, or perfume cushion, to be laid among handkerchiefs, garments, etc., to perfume them.

Saciety (n.) Satiety.

Sack (n.) A name formerly given to various dry Spanish wines.

Sack (n.) A bag for holding and carrying goods of any kind; a receptacle made of some kind of pliable material, as cloth, leather, and the like; a large pouch.

Sack (n.) A measure of varying capacity, according to local usage and the substance. The American sack of salt is 215 pounds; the sack of wheat, two bushels.

Sack (n.) Originally, a loosely hanging garment for women, worn like a cloak about the shoulders, and serving as a decorative appendage to the gown; now, an outer garment with sleeves, worn by women; as, a dressing sack.

Sack (n.) A sack coat; a kind of coat worn by men, and extending from top to bottom without a cross seam.

Sack (n.) See 2d Sac, 2.

Sack (n.) Bed.

Sack (v. t.) To put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn.

Sack (v. t.) To bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders.

Sack (n.) The pillage or plunder, as of a town or city; the storm and plunder of a town; devastation; ravage.

Sacked (imp. & p. p.) of Sack

Sacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sack

Sack (v. t.) To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to ravage.

Sackage (n.) The act of taking by storm and pillaging; sack.

Sackbut (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (a.) Clothed in sackcloth.

Sacker (n.) One who sacks; one who takes part in the storm and pillage of a town.

Sackfuls (pl. ) of Sackful

Sackful (n.) As much as a sack will hold.

Sackful (a.) Bent on plunder.

Sacking (n.) Stout, coarse cloth of which sacks, bags, etc., are made.

Sackless (a.) Quiet; peaceable; harmless; innocent.

Sack-winged (a.) Having a peculiar pouch developed near the front edge of the wing; -- said of certain bats of the genus Saccopteryx.

Sacque (n.) Same as 2d Sack, 3.

Sacral (a.) Of or pertaining to the sacrum; in the region of the sacrum.

Sacrament (n.) The oath of allegiance taken by Roman soldiers; hence, a sacred ceremony used to impress an obligation; a solemn oath-taking; an oath.

Sacrament (n.) The pledge or token of an oath or solemn covenant; a sacred thing; a mystery.

Sacrament (n.) One of the solemn religious ordinances enjoined by Christ, the head of the Christian church, to be observed by his followers; hence, specifically, the eucharist; the Lord's Supper.

Sacrament (v. t.) To bind by an oath.

Sacramental (a.) Of or pertaining to a sacrament or the sacraments; of the nature of a sacrament; sacredly or solemnly binding; as, sacramental rites or elements.

Sacramental (a.) Bound by a sacrament.

Sacramental (n.) That which relates to a sacrament.

Sacramentalism (n.) The doctrine and use of sacraments; attachment of excessive importance to sacraments.

Sacramentalist (n.) One who holds the doctrine of the real objective presence of Christ's body and blood in the holy eucharist.

Sacramentally (adv.) In a sacramental manner.

Sacramentarian (n.) A name given in the sixteenth century to those German reformers who rejected both the Roman and the Lutheran doctrine of the holy eucharist.

Sacramentarian (n.) One who holds extreme opinions regarding the efficacy of sacraments.

Sacramentarian (a.) Of or pertaining a sacrament, or to the sacramentals; sacramental.

Sacramentarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sacramentarians.

Sacramentary (a.) Of or pertaining to a sacrament or the sacraments; sacramental.

Sacramentary (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sacramentarians.

-ries (pl. ) of Sacramentary

Sacramentary (n.) An ancient book of the Roman Catholic Church, written by Pope Gelasius, and revised, corrected, and abridged by St. Gregory, in which were contained the rites for Mass, the sacraments, the dedication of churches, and other ceremonies. There are several ancient books of the same kind in France and Germany.

Sacramentary (n.) Same as Sacramentarian, n., 1.

Sacramentize (v. i.) To administer the sacraments.

-ria (pl. ) of Sacrarium

Sacrarium (n.) A sort of family chapel in the houses of the Romans, devoted to a special divinity.

Sacrarium (n.) The adytum of a temple.

Sacrarium (n.) In a Christian church, the sanctuary.

Sacrate (v. t.) To consecrate.

Sacration (n.) Consecration.

Sacre (n.) See Saker.

Sacre (v. t.) To consecrate; to make sacred.

Sacred (a.) 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.

Sacred (a.) Relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular; religious; as, sacred history.

Sacred (a.) Designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable.

Sacred (a.) Hence, not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.

Sacred (a.) Consecrated; dedicated; devoted; -- with to.

Sacred (a.) Solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance, curse, or the like; accursed; baleful.

Sacrific (a.) Alt. of Sacrifical

Sacrifical (a.) Employed in sacrifice.

Sacrificable (a.) Capable of being offered in sacrifice.

Sacrificant (n.) One who offers a sacrifice.

Sacrificator (n.) A sacrificer; one who offers a sacrifice.

Sacrificatory (n.) Offering sacrifice.

Sacrifice (n.) The offering of anything to God, or to a god; consecratory rite.

Sacrifice (n.) Anything consecrated and offered to God, or to a divinity; an immolated victim, or an offering of any kind, laid upon an altar, or otherwise presented in the way of religious thanksgiving, atonement, or conciliation.

Sacrifice (n.) Destruction or surrender of anything for the sake of something else; devotion of some desirable object in behalf of a higher object, or to a claim deemed more pressing; hence, also, the thing so devoted or given up; as, the sacrifice of interest to pleasure, or of pleasure to interest.

Sacrifice (n.) A sale at a price less than the cost or the actual value.

Sacrificed (imp. & p. p.) of Sacrifice

Sacrificing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sacrifice

Sacrifice (n.) To make an offering of; to consecrate or present to a divinity by way of expiation or propitiation, or as a token acknowledgment or thanksgiving; to immolate on the altar of God, in order to atone for sin, to procure favor, or to express thankfulness; as, to sacrifice an ox or a sheep.

Sacrifice (n.) Hence, to destroy, surrender, or suffer to be lost, for the sake of obtaining something; to give up in favor of a higher or more imperative object or duty; to devote, with loss or suffering.

Sacrifice (n.) To destroy; to kill.

Sacrifice (n.) To sell at a price less than the cost or the actual value.

Sacrifice (v. i.) To make offerings to God, or to a deity, of things consumed on the altar; to offer sacrifice.

Sacrificer (n.) One who sacrifices.

Sacrificial (a.) Of or pertaining to sacrifice or sacrifices; consisting in sacrifice; performing sacrifice.

Sacrilege (n.) 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 (a.) Violating sacred things; polluted with sacrilege; involving sacrilege; profane; impious.

Sacrilegist (n.) One guilty of sacrilege.

Sacring () a. & n. from Sacre.

Sacrist (n.) A sacristan; also, a person retained in a cathedral to copy out music for the choir, and take care of the books.

Sacristan (n.) An officer of the church who has the care of the utensils or movables, and of the church in general; a sexton.

Sacristies (pl. ) of Sacristy

Sacristy (n.) An apartment in a church where the sacred utensils, vestments, etc., are kept; a vestry.

Sacro- () A combining form denoting connection with, or relation to, the sacrum, as in sacro-coccygeal, sacro-iliac, sacrosciatic.

Sacrosanct (a.) Sacred; inviolable.

Sacrosciatic (a.) 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 (a.) Of or pertaining to the sacrum and that part of the vertebral column immediately anterior to it; as, the sacrovertebral angle.

sacra (pl. ) of Sacrum

Sacrum (n.) That part of the vertebral column which is directly connected with, or forms a part of, the pelvis.

Sacs (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians, which, together with the Foxes, formerly occupied the region about Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Sad (supperl.) Sated; satisfied; weary; tired.

Sad (supperl.) Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard.

Sad (supperl.) Dull; grave; dark; somber; -- said of colors.

Sad (supperl.) Serious; grave; sober; steadfast; not light or frivolous.

Sad (supperl.) Affected with grief or unhappiness; cast down with affliction; downcast; gloomy; mournful.

Sad (supperl.) Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow; as, a sad accident; a sad misfortune.

Sad (supperl.) Hence, bad; naughty; troublesome; wicked.

Sad (v. t.) To make sorrowful; to sadden.

Sadda (n.) A work in the Persian tongue, being a summary of the Zend-Avesta, or sacred books.

Saddened (imp. & p. p.) of Sadden

Saddening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sadden

Sadden (v. t.) To make sad.

Sadden (v. t.) To render heavy or cohesive.

Sadden (v. t.) To make dull- or sad-colored, as cloth.

Sadden (v. t.) To make grave or serious; to make melancholy or sorrowful.

Sadden (v. i.) To become, or be made, sad.

Sadder (n.) Same as Sadda.

Saddle (n.) 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.

Saddle (n.) A padded part of a harness which is worn on a horse's back, being fastened in place with a girth. It serves various purposes, as to keep the breeching in place, carry guides for the reins, etc.

Saddle (n.) A piece of meat containing a part of the backbone of an animal with the ribs on each side; as, a saddle of mutton, of venison, etc.

Saddle (n.) A block of wood, usually fastened to some spar, and shaped to receive the end of another spar.

Saddle (n.) A part, as a flange, which is hollowed out to fit upon a convex surface and serve as a means of attachment or support.

Saddle (n.) The clitellus of an earthworm.

Saddle (n.) The threshold of a door, when a separate piece from the floor or landing; -- so called because it spans and covers the joint between two floors.

Saddled (imp. & p. p.) of Saddle

Saddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Saddle

Saddle (v. t.) To put a saddle upon; to equip (a beast) for riding.

Saddle (v. t.) Hence: To fix as a charge or burden upon; to load; to encumber; as, to saddle a town with the expense of bridges and highways.

Saddleback (a.) Same as Saddle-backed.

Saddleback (n.) Anything saddle-backed; esp., a hill or ridge having a concave outline at the top.

Saddleback (n.) The harp seal.

Saddleback (n.) The great blackbacked gull (Larus marinus).

Saddleback (n.) The larva of a bombycid moth (Empretia stimulea) which has a large, bright green, saddle-shaped patch of color on the back.

Saddle-backed (a.) Having the outline of the upper part concave like the seat of a saddle.

Saddle-backed (a.) Having a low back and high neck, as a horse.

Saddlebags (n. pl.) 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 (n.) The bow or arch in the front part of a saddle, or the pieces which form the front.

Saddlecloth (n.) A cloth under a saddle, and extending out behind; a housing.

Saddled (a.) Having a broad patch of color across the back, like a saddle; saddle-backed.

Saddler (n.) One who makes saddles.

Saddler (n.) A harp seal.

Saddlery (n.) The materials for making saddles and harnesses; the articles usually offered for sale in a saddler's shop.

Saddlery (n.) The trade or employment of a saddler.

Saddle-shaped (a.) Shaped like a saddle.

Saddle-shaped (a.) Bent down at the sides so as to give the upper part a rounded form.

Saddle-shaped (a.) Bent on each side of a mountain or ridge, without being broken at top; -- said of strata.

Saddletree (n.) The frame of a saddle.

Sadducaic (a.) Pertaining to, or like, the Sadducees; as, Sadducaic reasonings.

Sadducee (n.) One of a sect among the ancient Jews, who denied the resurrection, a future state, and the existence of angels.

Sadduceeism (n.) Alt. of Sadducism

Sadducism (n.) The tenets of the Sadducees.

Sadducized (imp. & p. p.) of Sadducize

Sadducizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sadducize

Sadducize (v. i.) To adopt the principles of the Sadducees.

Sadh (n.) A member of a monotheistic sect of Hindoos. Sadhs resemble the Quakers in many respects.

Sadiron (n.) An iron for smoothing clothes; a flatiron.

Sadly (adv.) Wearily; heavily; firmly.

Sadly (adv.) Seriously; soberly; gravely.

Sadly (adv.) Grievously; deeply; sorrowfully; miserably.

Sadness (n.) Heaviness; firmness.

Sadness (n.) Seriousness; gravity; discretion.

Sadness (n.) Quality of being sad, or unhappy; gloominess; sorrowfulness; dejection.

Sadr (n.) 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 (n.) A festival of singers; a German singing festival.

Safe (superl.) 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 (superl.) Conferring safety; securing from harm; not exposing to danger; confining securely; to be relied upon; not dangerous; as, a safe harbor; a safe bridge, etc.

Safe (superl.) Incapable of doing harm; no longer dangerous; in secure care or custody; as, the prisoner is safe.

Safe (n.) A place for keeping things in safety.

Safe (n.) A strong and fireproof receptacle (as a movable chest of steel, etc., or a closet or vault of brickwork) for containing money, valuable papers, or the like.

Safe (n.) A ventilated or refrigerated chest or closet for securing provisions from noxious animals or insects.

Safe (v. t.) To render safe; to make right.

Safe-conduct (n.) That which gives a safe passage

Safe-conduct (n.) a convoy or guard to protect a person in an enemy's country or a foreign country

Safe-conduct (n.) a writing, pass, or warrant of security, given to a person to enable him to travel with safety.

Safe-conduct (v. t.) To conduct safely; to give safe-conduct to.

Safeguard (n.) One who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection.

Safeguard (n.) A convoy or guard to protect a traveler or property.

Safeguard (n.) A pass; a passport; a safe-conduct.

Safeguard (v. t.) To guard; to protect.

Safe-keeping (n.) The act of keeping or preserving in safety from injury or from escape; care; custody.

Safely (adv.) In a safe manner; danger, injury, loss, or evil consequences.

Safeness (n.) 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 (n.) A surety for the appearance of a person at a given time.

Safety (n.) The condition or state of being safe; freedom from danger or hazard; exemption from hurt, injury, or loss.

Safety (n.) Freedom from whatever exposes one to danger or from liability to cause danger or harm; safeness; hence, the quality of making safe or secure, or of giving confidence, justifying trust, insuring against harm or loss, etc.

Safety (n.) Preservation from escape; close custody.

Safety (n.) Same as Safety touchdown, below.

Safflow (n.) The safflower.

Safflower (n.) An annual composite plant (Carthamus tinctorius), the flowers of which are used as a dyestuff and in making rouge; bastard, or false, saffron.

Safflower (n.) The dried flowers of the Carthamus tinctorius.

Safflower (n.) A dyestuff from these flowers. See Safranin (b).

Saffron (n.) A bulbous iridaceous plant (Crocus sativus) having blue flowers with large yellow stigmas. See Crocus.

Saffron (n.) The aromatic, pungent, dried stigmas, usually with part of the stile, of the Crocus sativus. Saffron is used in cookery, and in coloring confectionery, liquors, varnishes, etc., and was formerly much used in medicine.

Saffron (n.) An orange or deep yellow color, like that of the stigmas of the Crocus sativus.

Saffron (a.) Having the color of the stigmas of saffron flowers; deep orange-yellow; as, a saffron face; a saffron streamer.

Saffron (v. t.) To give color and flavor to, as by means of saffron; to spice.

Saffrony (a.) Having a color somewhat like saffron; yellowish.

Safranin (n.) An orange-red dyestuff extracted from the saffron.

Safranin (n.) A red dyestuff extracted from the safflower, and formerly used in dyeing wool, silk, and cotton pink and scarlet; -- called also Spanish red, China lake, and carthamin.

Safranin (n.) An orange-red dyestuff prepared from certain nitro compounds of creosol, and used as a substitute for the safflower dye.

Safranine (n.) 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 (imp. & p. p.) of Sag

Sagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sag

Sag (v. i.) 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.

Sag (v. i.) Fig.: To lose firmness or elasticity; to sink; to droop; to flag; to bend; to yield, as the mind or spirits, under the pressure of care, trouble, doubt, or the like; to be unsettled or unbalanced.

Sag (v. i.) To loiter in walking; to idle along; to drag or droop heavily.

Sag (v. t.) To cause to bend or give way; to load.

Sag (n.) State of sinking or bending; sagging.

Sagas (pl. ) of Saga

Saga (n.) 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 (a.) Of quick sense perceptions; keen-scented; skilled in following a trail.

Sagacious (a.) Hence, of quick intellectual perceptions; of keen penetration and judgment; discerning and judicious; knowing; far-sighted; shrewd; sage; wise; as, a sagacious man; a sagacious remark.

Sagacity (n.) The quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment or penetration with soundness of judgment; shrewdness.

Sagamore (n.) 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.

Sagamore (n.) A juice used in medicine.

Sagapen (n.) Sagapenum.

Sagapenum (n.) A fetid gum resin obtained from a species of Ferula. It has been used in hysteria, etc., but is now seldom met with.

Sagathy (n.) A mixed woven fabric of silk and cotton, or silk and wool; sayette; also, a light woolen fabric.

Sage (n.) 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.

Sage (n.) The sagebrush.

Sage (superl.) Having nice discernment and powers of judging; prudent; grave; sagacious.

Sage (superl.) Proceeding from wisdom; well judged; shrewd; well adapted to the purpose.

Sage (superl.) Grave; serious; solemn.

Sage (n.) A wise man; a man of gravity and wisdom; especially, a man venerable for years, and of sound judgment and prudence; a grave philosopher.

Sagebrush (n.) 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 (adv.) In a sage manner; wisely.

Sagene (n.) A Russian measure of length equal to about seven English feet.

Sageness (n.) The quality or state of being sage; wisdom; sagacity; prudence; gravity.

Sagenite (n.) Acicular rutile occurring in reticulated forms imbedded in quartz.

Sagenitic (a.) Resembling sagenite; -- applied to quartz when containing acicular crystals of other minerals, most commonly rutile, also tourmaline, actinolite, and the like.

Sagger (n.) A pot or case of fire clay, in which fine stoneware is inclosed while baking in the kiln; a seggar.

Sagger (n.) The clay of which such pots or cases are made.

Sagging (n.) A bending or sinking between the ends of a thing, in consequence of its own, or an imposed, weight; an arching downward in the middle, as of a ship after straining. Cf. Hogging.

Saginate (v. t.) To make fat; to pamper.

Sagination (n.) The act of fattening or pampering.

Sagitta (n.) A small constellation north of Aquila; the Arrow.

Sagitta (n.) The keystone of an arch.

Sagitta (n.) The distance from a point in a curve to the chord; also, the versed sine of an arc; -- so called from its resemblance to an arrow resting on the bow and string.

Sagitta (n.) The larger of the two otoliths, or ear bones, found in most fishes.

Sagitta (n.) A genus of transparent, free-swimming marine worms having lateral and caudal fins, and capable of swimming rapidly. It is the type of the class Chaetognatha.

Sagittal (a.) Of or pertaining to an arrow; resembling an arrow; furnished with an arrowlike appendage.

Sagittal (a.) Of or pertaining to the sagittal suture; in the region of the sagittal suture; rabdoidal; as, the sagittal furrow, or groove, on the inner surface of the roof of the skull.

Sagittal (a.) In the mesial plane; mesial; as, a sagittal section of an animal.

Sagittarius (n.) The ninth of the twelve signs of the zodiac, which the sun enters about November 22, marked thus [/] in almanacs; the Archer.

Sagittarius (n.) A zodiacal constellation, represented on maps and globes as a centaur shooting an arrow.

Sagittary (n.) A centaur; a fabulous being, half man, half horse, armed with a bow and quiver.

Sagittary (n.) The Arsenal in Venice; -- so called from having a figure of an archer over the door.

Sagittary (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, an arrow.

Sagittate (a.) Shaped like an arrowhead; triangular, with the two basal angles prolonged downward.

Sagittated (a.) Sagittal; sagittate.

Sagittocyst (n.) A defensive cell containing a minute rodlike structure which may be expelled. Such cells are found in certain Turbellaria.

Sago (n.) 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 (n.) A marmoset; -- called also sagouin.

Saga (pl. ) of Sagum

Sagum (n.) The military cloak of the Roman soldiers.

Sagus (n.) A genus of palms from which sago is obtained.

Sagy (a.) Full of sage; seasoned with sage.

Sahib (n.) Alt. of Saheb

Saheb (n.) A respectful title or appellation given to Europeans of rank.

Sahibah (n.) A lady; mistress.

Sahidic (a.) Same as Thebaic.

Sahlite (n.) See Salite.

Sahui (n.) A marmoset.

Sai (n.) See Capuchin, 3 (a).

Saibling (n.) A European mountain trout (Salvelinus alpinus); -- called also Bavarian charr.

Saic (n.) A kind of ketch very common in the Levant, which has neither topgallant sail nor mizzen topsail.

Said () imp. & p. p. of Say.

Said (a.) Before-mentioned; already spoken of or specified; aforesaid; -- used chiefly in legal style.

Saiga (n.) 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 (n.) Same as Saker.

Sail (n.) 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.

Sail (n.) Anything resembling a sail, or regarded as a sail.

Sail (n.) A wing; a van.

Sail (n.) The extended surface of the arm of a windmill.

Sail (n.) A sailing vessel; a vessel of any kind; a craft.

Sail (n.) A passage by a sailing vessel; a journey or excursion upon the water.

Sailed (imp. & p. p.) of Sail

Sailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sail

Sail (n.) To be impelled or driven forward by the action of wind upon sails, as a ship on water; to be impelled on a body of water by the action of steam or other power.

Sail (n.) To move through or on the water; to swim, as a fish or a water fowl.

Sail (n.) To be conveyed in a vessel on water; to pass by water; as, they sailed from London to Canton.

Sail (n.) To set sail; to begin a voyage.

Sail (n.) To move smoothly through the air; to glide through the air without apparent exertion, as a bird.

Sail (v. t.) To pass or move upon, as in a ship, by means of sails; hence, to move or journey upon (the water) by means of steam or other force.

Sail (v. t.) To fly through; to glide or move smoothly through.

Sail (v. t.) To direct or manage the motion of, as a vessel; as, to sail one's own ship.

Sailable (a.) Capable of being sailed over; navigable; as, a sailable river.

Sailboat (n.) A boat propelled by a sail or sails.

Sailcloth (n.) Duck or canvas used in making sails.

Sailer (n.) A sailor.

Sailer (n.) A ship or other vessel; -- with qualifying words descriptive of speed or manner of sailing; as, a heavy sailer; a fast sailer.

Sailfish (n.) The banner fish, or spikefish (Histiophorus.)

Sailfish (n.) The basking, or liver, shark.

Sailfish (n.) The quillback.

Sailing (n.) The act of one who, or that which, sails; the motion of a vessel on water, impelled by wind or steam; the act of starting on a voyage.

Sailing (n.) The art of managing a vessel; seamanship; navigation; as, globular sailing; oblique sailing.

Sailless (a.) Destitute of sails.

Sailmaker (n.) One whose occupation is to make or repair sails.

Sailor (n.) 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 (a.) Like a sail.

Saim (n.) Lard; grease.

Saimir (n.) The squirrel monkey.

Sain (p. p.) Said.

Sain (v. t.) To sanctify; to bless so as to protect from evil influence.

Sainfoin (n.) A leguminous plant (Onobrychis sativa) cultivated for fodder.

Sainfoin (n.) A kind of tick trefoil (Desmodium Canadense).

Saint (n.) A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue; any true Christian, as being redeemed and consecrated to God.

Saint (n.) One of the blessed in heaven.

Saint (n.) One canonized by the church.

Sainted (imp. & p. p.) of Saint

Sainting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Saint

Saint (v. t.) To make a saint of; to enroll among the saints by an offical act, as of the pope; to canonize; to give the title or reputation of a saint to (some one).

Saint (v. i.) To act or live as a saint.

Saintdom (n.) The state or character of a saint.

Sainted (a.) Consecrated; sacred; holy; pious.

Sainted (a.) Entered into heaven; -- a euphemism for dead.

Saintess (n.) A female saint.

Sainthood (n.) The state of being a saint; the condition of a saint.

Sainthood (n.) The order, or united body, of saints; saints, considered collectively.

Saintish (a.) Somewhat saintlike; -- used ironically.

Saintism (n.) The character or quality of saints; also, hypocritical pretense of holiness.

Saintlike (a.) Resembling a saint; suiting a saint; becoming a saint; saintly.

Saintliness (n.) Quality of being saintly.

Saintly (superl.) Like a saint; becoming a holy person.

Saintologist (n.) One who writes the lives of saints.

Saintship (n.) The character or qualities of a saint.

Saint-Simonian (n.) 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 (n.) The principles, doctrines, or practice of the Saint-Simonians; -- called also Saint- Simonism.

Saith () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Say.

Saithe (n.) The pollock, or coalfish; -- called also sillock.

Saiva (n.) One of an important religious sect in India which regards Siva with peculiar veneration.

Saivism (n.) The worship of Siva.

Sajene (n.) Same as Sagene.

Sajou (n.) Same as Sapajou.

Sake (n.) 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 (n.) A falcon (Falco sacer) native of Southern Europe and Asia, closely resembling the lanner.

Saker (n.) The peregrine falcon.

Saker (n.) A small piece of artillery.

Sakeret (n.) The male of the saker (a).

Saki (n.) 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.

Saki (n.) The alcoholic drink of Japan. It is made from rice.

Sakti (n.) The divine energy, personified as the wife of a deity (Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, etc.); the female principle.

Sal (n.) An East Indian timber tree (Shorea robusta), much used for building purposes. It is of a light brown color, close-grained, heavy, and durable.

Sal (n.) Salt.

Salaam (n.) Same as Salam.

Salaam (v. i.) To make or perform a salam.

Salability (n.) The quality or condition of being salable; salableness.

Salable (a.) Capable of being sold; fit to be sold; finding a ready market.

Salacious (n.) Having a propensity to venery; lustful; lecherous.

Salacity (n.) Strong propensity to venery; lust; lecherousness.

Salad (n.) 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.

Salad (n.) A dish composed of chopped meat or fish, esp. chicken or lobster, mixed with lettuce or other vegetables, and seasoned with oil, vinegar, mustard, and other condiments; as, chicken salad; lobster salad.

Salade (n.) A helmet. See Sallet.

Salading (n.) Vegetables for salad.

Salaeratus (n.) See Saleratus.

Salagane (n.) The esculent swallow. See under Esculent.

Salal-berry (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) 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.

Salamander (n.) The pouched gopher (Geomys tuza) of the Southern United States.

Salamander (n.) A culinary utensil of metal with a plate or disk which is heated, and held over pastry, etc., to brown it.

Salamander (n.) A large poker.

Salamander (n.) Solidified material in a furnace hearth.

Salamandrina (n.) A suborder of Urodela, comprising salamanders.

Salamandrine (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a salamander; enduring fire.

Salamandroid (a.) Like or pertaining to the salamanders.

Salamandroidea (n. pl.) A division of Amphibia including the Salamanders and allied groups; the Urodela.

Salamstone (n.) A kind of blue sapphire brought from Ceylon.

Salangana (n.) The salagane.

Salaried (a.) Receiving a salary; paid by a salary; having a salary attached; as, a salaried officer; a salaried office.

Salary (a.) Saline

Salaries (pl. ) of Salary

Salary (n.) The recompense or consideration paid, or stipulated to be paid, to a person at regular intervals for services; fixed wages, as by the year, quarter, or month; stipend; hire.

Salaried (imp. & p. p.) of Salary

Salarying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Salary

Salary (v. t.) To pay, or agree to pay, a salary to; to attach salary to; as, to salary a clerk; to salary a position.

Sale (n.) See 1st Sallow.

Sale (v. t.) The act of selling; the transfer of property, or a contract to transfer the ownership of property, from one person to another for a valuable consideration, or for a price in money.

Sale (v. t.) Opportunity of selling; demand; market.

Sale (v. t.) Public disposal to the highest bidder, or exposure of goods in market; auction.

Saleable (adv.) Alt. of Saleably

Saleably (adv.) See Salable, Salably, etc.

Saleb (n.) See Salep.

Salebrosity (n.) Roughness or ruggedness.

Salebrous (a.) Rough; rugged.

Salep (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (pl. ) of Salesman

Salesman (n.) One who sells anything; one whose occupation is to sell goods or merchandise.

Saleswomen (pl. ) of Saleswoman

Saleswoman (n.) A woman whose occupation is to sell goods or merchandise.

Salework (n.) Work or things made for sale; hence, work done carelessly or slightingly.

Salian (a.) Denoting a tribe of Franks who established themselves early in the fourth century on the river Sala [now Yssel]; Salic.

Salian (n.) A Salian Frank.

Saliant (a.) Same as Salient.

Saliaunce (a.) Salience; onslaught.

Salic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Salian Franks, or to the Salic law so called.

Salicaceous (a.) Belonging or relating to the willow.

Salicin (n.) 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 (n.) The hypothetical radical of salicylic acid and of certain related compounds.

Salicylal (n.) 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 (n.) A salt of salicylic acid.

Salicylic (a.) 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 (n.) A white crystalline substance obtained by dehydration of salicylic acid.

Salicylite (n.) A compound of salicylal; -- named after the analogy of a salt.

Salicylol (n.) Same as Salicylal.

Salicylous (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a substance formerly called salicylous acid, and now salicylal.

Salience (n.) The quality or condition of being salient; a leaping; a springing forward; an assaulting.

Salience (n.) The quality or state of projecting, or being projected; projection; protrusion.

Saliency (n.) Quality of being salient; hence, vigor.

Salient (v. i.) Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping.

Salient (v. i.) Shooting out or up; springing; projecting.

Salient (v. i.) Hence, figuratively, forcing itself on the attention; prominent; conspicuous; noticeable.

Salient (v. i.) Projecting outwardly; as, a salient angle; -- opposed to reentering. See Illust. of Bastion.

Salient (v. i.) Represented in a leaping position; as, a lion salient.

Salient (a.) A salient angle or part; a projection.

Saliently (adv.) In a salient manner.

Saliferous (a.) Producing, or impregnated with, salt.

Salifiable (a.) Capable of neutralizing an acid to form a salt; -- said of bases; thus, ammonia is salifiable.

Salification (n.) The act, process, or result of salifying; the state of being salified.

Salified (imp. & p. p.) of Salify

Salifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Salify

Salify (v. t.) To combine or impregnate with a salt.

Salify (v. t.) To form a salt with; to convert into a salt; as, to salify a base or an acid.

Saligenin (n.) A phenol alcohol obtained, by the decomposition of salicin, as a white crystalline substance; -- called also hydroxy-benzyl alcohol.

Saligot (n.) The water chestnut (Trapa natans).

Salimeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the amount of salt present in any given solution.

Salimetry (n.) The art or process of measuring the amount of salt in a substance.

Salina (a.) A salt marsh, or salt pond, inclosed from the sea.

Salina (a.) Salt works.

Salina period () 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 (n.) The act of washing with salt water.

Saline (a.) Consisting of salt, or containing salt; as, saline particles; saline substances; a saline cathartic.

Saline (a.) Of the quality of salt; salty; as, a saline taste.

Saline (a.) A salt spring; a place where salt water is collected in the earth.

Saline (n.) A crude potash obtained from beet-root residues and other similar sources.

Saline (n.) A metallic salt; esp., a salt of potassium, sodium, lithium, or magnesium, used in medicine.

Salineness (n.) The quality or state of being salt; saltness.

Saliniferous (a.) Same as Saliferous.

Saliniform (a.) Having the form or the qualities of a salt, especially of common salt.

Salinity (n.) Salineness.

Salinometer (n.) A salimeter.

Salinous (a.) Saline.

Salique (a.) Salic.

Saliretin (n.) A yellow amorphous resinoid substance obtained by the action of dilute acids on saligenin.

Salisburia (n.) The ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba, or Salisburia adiantifolia).

Salite (v. t.) To season with salt; to salt.

Salite (n.) A massive lamellar variety of pyroxene, of a dingy green color.

Saliva (n.) The secretion from the salivary glands.

Salival (a.) Salivary.

Salivant (a.) Producing salivation.

Salivant (n.) That which produces salivation.

Salivary (a.) Of or pertaining to saliva; producing or carrying saliva; as, the salivary ferment; the salivary glands; the salivary ducts, etc.

Salivated (imp. & p. p.) of Salivate

Salivating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Salivate

Salivate (v. t.) To produce an abnormal flow of saliva in; to produce salivation or ptyalism in, as by the use of mercury.

Salivate (v. i.) To produce saliva, esp. in excess.

Salivation (n.) The act or process of salivating; an excessive secretion of saliva, often accompanied with soreness of the mouth and gums; ptyalism.

Salivous (a.) Pertaining to saliva; of the nature of saliva.

Salices (pl. ) of Salix

Salix (n.) A genus of trees or shrubs including the willow, osier, and the like, growing usually in wet grounds.

Salix (n.) A tree or shrub of any kind of willow.

Sallenders (n. pl.) An eruption on the hind leg of a horse.

Sallet (n.) A light kind of helmet, with or without a visor, introduced during the 15th century.

Sallet (n.) Alt. of Salleting

Salleting (n.) Salad.

Salliance (n.) Salience.

Sallow (n.) The willow; willow twigs.

Sallow (n.) A name given to certain species of willow, especially those which do not have flexible shoots, as Salix caprea, S. cinerea, etc.

Sallow (superl.) Having a yellowish color; of a pale, sickly color, tinged with yellow; as, a sallow skin.

Sallow (v. t.) To tinge with sallowness.

Sallowish (a.) Somewhat sallow.

Sallowness (n.) The quality or condition of being sallow.

Sallied (imp. & p. p.) of Sally

Sallying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sally

Sally (v. i.) 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 (pl. ) of Sally

Sally (v.) A leaping forth; a darting; a spring.

Sally (v.) A rushing or bursting forth; a quick issue; a sudden eruption; specifically, an issuing of troops from a place besieged to attack the besiegers; a sortie.

Sally (v.) An excursion from the usual track; range; digression; deviation.

Sally (v.) A flight of fancy, liveliness, wit, or the like; a flashing forth of a quick and active mind.

Sally (v.) Transgression of the limits of soberness or steadiness; act of levity; wild gayety; frolic; escapade.

Sally Lunn () 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 (n.) The velella; -- called also saleeman.

Salm (n.) Psalm.

Salmagundi (n.) A mixture of chopped meat and pickled herring, with oil, vinegar, pepper, and onions.

Salmagundi (n.) Hence, a mixture of various ingredients; an olio or medley; a potpourri; a miscellany.

Salmi (n.) Same as Salmis.

Salmiac (n.) Sal ammoniac. See under Sal.

Salmis (n.) A ragout of partly roasted game stewed with sauce, wine, bread, and condiments suited to provoke appetite.

Salmons (pl. ) of Salmon

Salmon (pl. ) of Salmon

Salmon (v.) Any one of several species of fishes of the genus Salmo and allied genera. The common salmon (Salmo salar) of Northern Europe and Eastern North America, and the California salmon, or quinnat, are the most important species. They are extensively preserved for food. See Quinnat.

Salmon (v.) A reddish yellow or orange color, like the flesh of the salmon.

Salmon (a.) Of a reddish yellow or orange color, like that of the flesh of the salmon.

Salmonet (n.) A salmon of small size; a samlet.

Salmonoid (a.) Like, or pertaining to, the Salmonidae, a family of fishes including the trout and salmon.

Salmonoid (n.) Any fish of the family Salmonidae.

Salogen (n.) A halogen.

Salol (n.) A white crystalline substance consisting of phenol salicylate.

salometer (n.) See Salimeter.

Salomtry (n.) Salimetry.

Salon (n.) An apartment for the reception of company; hence, in the plural, fashionable parties; circles of fashionable society.

Saloon (n.) 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.

Saloon (n.) Popularly, a public room for specific uses; esp., a barroom or grogshop; as, a drinking saloon; an eating saloon; a dancing saloon.

Saloop (n.) An aromatic drink prepared from sassafras bark and other ingredients, at one time much used in London.

Salp (n.) Any species of Salpa, or of the family Salpidae.

Salpae (pl. ) of Salpa

Salpas (pl. ) of Salpa

Salpa (n.) A genus of transparent, tubular, free-swimming oceanic tunicates found abundantly in all the warmer latitudes. See Illustration in Appendix.

Salpian (n.) Alt. of Salpid

Salpid (n.) A salpa.

Salpicon (n.) Chopped meat, bread, etc., used to stuff legs of veal or other joints; stuffing; farce.

Salpingitis (n.) Inflammation of the salpinx.

Salpinx (n.) The Eustachian tube, or the Fallopian tube.

Salsafy (n.) See Salsify.

Salsamentarious (a.) Salt; salted; saline.

Salse (n.) A mud volcano, the water of which is often impregnated with salts, whence the name.

Salsify (n.) See Oyster plant (a), under Oyster.

Salso-acid (a.) Having a taste compounded of saltness and acidity; both salt and acid.

Salsoda (n.) See Sal soda, under Sal.

Salsola (n.) A genus of plants including the glasswort. See Glasswort.

salsuginous (a.) Growing in brackish places or in salt marshes.

Salt (n.) The chloride of sodium, a substance used for seasoning food, for the preservation of meat, etc. It is found native in the earth, and is also produced, by evaporation and crystallization, from sea water and other water impregnated with saline particles.

Salt (n.) Hence, flavor; taste; savor; smack; seasoning.

Salt (n.) Hence, also, piquancy; wit; sense; as, Attic salt.

Salt (n.) A dish for salt at table; a saltcellar.

Salt (n.) A sailor; -- usually qualified by old.

Salt (n.) The neutral compound formed by the union of an acid and a base; thus, sulphuric acid and iron form the salt sulphate of iron or green vitriol.

Salt (n.) Fig.: That which preserves from corruption or error; that which purifies; a corrective; an antiseptic; also, an allowance or deduction; as, his statements must be taken with a grain of salt.

Salt (n.) Any mineral salt used as an aperient or cathartic, especially Epsom salts, Rochelle salt, or Glauber's salt.

Salt (n.) Marshes flooded by the tide.

Salt (n.) Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water.

Salt (n.) Overflowed with, or growing in, salt water; as, a salt marsh; salt grass.

Salt (n.) Fig.: Bitter; sharp; pungent.

Salt (n.) Fig.: Salacious; lecherous; lustful.

Salted (imp. & p. p.) of Salt

Salting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Salt

Salt (v. t.) To sprinkle, impregnate, or season with salt; to preserve with salt or in brine; to supply with salt; as, to salt fish, beef, or pork; to salt cattle.

Salt (v. t.) To fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber.

Salt (v. i.) To deposit salt as a saline solution; as, the brine begins to salt.

Salt (n.) The act of leaping or jumping; a leap.

Saltant (v.) Leaping; jumping; dancing.

Saltant (v.) In a leaping position; springing forward; -- applied especially to the squirrel, weasel, and rat, also to the cat, greyhound, monkey, etc.

Saltarella (n.) See Saltarello.

Saltarello (n.) 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 (v. i.) To leap or dance.

Saltation (n.) A leaping or jumping.

Saltation (n.) Beating or palpitation; as, the saltation of the great artery.

Saltation (n.) An abrupt and marked variation in the condition or appearance of a species; a sudden modification which may give rise to new races.

Saltatoria (n. pl.) A division of Orthoptera including grasshoppers, locusts, and crickets.

Saltatorial (a.) Relating to leaping; saltatory; as, saltatorial exercises.

Saltatorial (a.) Same as Saltatorious.

Saltatorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the Saltatoria.

Saltatorious (a.) Capable of leaping; formed for leaping; saltatory; as, a saltatorious insect or leg.

Saltatory (a.) Leaping or dancing; having the power of, or used in, leaping or dancing.

Saltbush (n.) An Australian plant (Atriplex nummularia) of the Goosefoot family.

Saltcat (n.) A mixture of salt, coarse meal, lime, etc., attractive to pigeons.

Saltcellar (n.) Formerly a large vessel, now a small vessel of glass or other material, used for holding salt on the table.

Salter (n.) One who makes, sells, or applies salt; one who salts meat or fish.

Saltern (n.) A building or place where salt is made by boiling or by evaporation; salt works.

Saltfoot (n.) A large saltcellar formerly placed near the center of the table. The superior guests were seated above the saltfoot.

Salt-green (a.) Sea-green in color.

Saltle (n.) The European dab.

Saltier (n.) See Saltire.

Saltigradae (n. pl.) A tribe of spiders including those which lie in wait and leap upon their prey; the leaping spiders.

Saltigrade (a.) Having feet or legs formed for leaping.

Saltigrade (n.) One of the Saltigradae, a tribe of spiders which leap to seize their prey.

Saltimbanco (n.) A mountebank; a quack.

Salting (n.) The act of sprinkling, impregnating, or furnishing, with salt.

Salting (n.) A salt marsh.

Saltire (v.) A St. Andrew's cross, or cross in the form of an X, -- one of the honorable ordinaries.

Saltirewise (adv.) 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 (a.) Somewhat salt.

Saltless (a.) Destitute of salt; insipid.

Saltly (adv.) With taste of salt; in a salt manner.

Saltmouth (n.) A wide-mouthed bottle with glass stopper for holding chemicals, especially crystallized salts.

Saltness (n.) 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 (n.) Alt. of Saltpetre

Saltpetre (n.) 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 (a.) Pertaining to saltpeter, or partaking of its qualities; impregnated with saltpeter.

Salt rheum () A popular name, esp. in the United States, for various cutaneous eruptions, particularly for those of eczema. See Eczema.

Saltwort (n.) A name given to several plants which grow on the seashore, as the Batis maritima, and the glasswort. See Glasswort.

Salty (a.) Somewhat salt; saltish.

Salubrious (a.) Favorable to health; healthful; promoting health; as, salubrious air, water, or climate.

Salubrity (n.) 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 (v. t.) To salute.

Salutary (a.) Wholesome; healthful; promoting health; as, salutary exercise.

Salutary (a.) Promotive of, or contributing to, some beneficial purpose; beneficial; advantageous; as, a salutary design.

Salutation (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (adv.) By way of salutation.

Salutatory (a.) 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.

Salutatory (n.) A place for saluting or greeting; a vestibule; a porch.

Salutatory (n.) The salutatory oration.

Saluted (imp. & p. p.) of Salute

Saluting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Salute

Salute (v. t.) To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail.

Salute (v. t.) Hence, to give a sign of good will; to compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow, etc.

Salute (v. t.) To honor, as some day, person, or nation, by a discharge of cannon or small arms, by dipping colors, by cheers, etc.

Salute (v. t.) To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify.

Salute (v.) The act of saluting, or expressing kind wishes or respect; salutation; greeting.

Salute (v.) A sign, token, or ceremony, expressing good will, compliment, or respect, as a kiss, a bow, etc.

Salute (v.) A token of respect or honor for some distinguished or official personage, for a foreign vessel or flag, or for some festival or event, as by presenting arms, by a discharge of cannon, volleys of small arms, dipping the colors or the topsails, etc.

Saluter (n.) One who salutes.

Salutiferous (a.) Bringing health; healthy; salutary; beneficial; as, salutiferous air.

Salutiferously (adv.) Salutarily.

Salvability (n.) The quality or condition of being salvable; salvableness.

Salvable (a.) Capable of being saved; admitting of salvation.

Salvage (n.) The act of saving a vessel, goods, or life, from perils of the sea.

Salvage (n.) The compensation allowed to persons who voluntarily assist in saving a ship or her cargo from peril.

Salvage (n.) That part of the property that survives the peril and is saved.

Salvage (a. & n.) Savage.

Salvation (n.) The act of saving; preservation or deliverance from destruction, danger, or great calamity.

Salvation (n.) The redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him of everlasting happiness.

Salvation (n.) Saving power; that which saves.

Salvationist (n.) An evangelist, a member, or a recruit, of the Salvation Army.

Salvatory (n.) A place where things are preserved; a repository.

Salve (interj.) Hail!

Salve (v. t.) To say "Salve" to; to greet; to salute.

Salve (n.) An adhesive composition or substance to be applied to wounds or sores; a healing ointment.

Salve (n.) A soothing remedy or antidote.

Salved (imp. & p. p.) of Salve

Salving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Salve

Salve (n.) To heal by applications or medicaments; to cure by remedial treatment; to apply salve to; as, to salve a wound.

Salve (n.) To heal; to remedy; to cure; to make good; to soothe, as with an ointment, especially by some device, trick, or quibble; to gloss over.

Salve (v. t. & i.) To save, as a ship or goods, from the perils of the sea.

Salver (n.) One who salves, or uses salve as a remedy; hence, a quacksalver, or quack.

Salver (n.) A salvor.

Salver (n.) A tray or waiter on which anything is presented.

Salver-shaped (a.) Tubular, with a spreading border. See Hypocraterimorphous.

Salvia (n.) A genus of plants including the sage. See Sage.

Salvific (a.) Tending to save or secure safety.

Salvos (pl. ) of Salvo

Salvo (n.) An exception; a reservation; an excuse.

Salvo (n.) A concentrated fire from pieces of artillery, as in endeavoring to make a break in a fortification; a volley.

Salvo (n.) A salute paid by a simultaneous, or nearly simultaneous, firing of a number of cannon.

Salvor (n.) One who assists in saving a ship or goods at sea, without being under special obligation to do so.

Sam (a.) Together.

Samara (n.) A dry, indehiscent, usually one-seeded, winged fruit, as that of the ash, maple, and elm; a key or key fruit.

Samare (n.) See Simar.

Samaritan (a.) Of or pertaining to Samaria, in Palestine.

Samaritan (n.) A native or inhabitant of Samaria; also, the language of Samaria.

Samarium (n.) A rare metallic element of doubtful identity.

Samaroid (a.) Resembling a samara, or winged seed vessel.

Samarra (n.) See Simar.

Samarskite (a.) 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 (n.) A colloquial or humorous appellation for a negro; sometimes, the offspring of a black person and a mulatto; a zambo.

Samboo (n.) Same as Sambur.

Sambucus (n.) A genus of shrubs and trees; the elder.

Sambuke (n.) An ancient stringed instrument used by the Greeks, the particular construction of which is unknown.

Sambur (n.) 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 (v. i.) Not different or other; not another or others; identical; unchanged.

Same (v. i.) Of like kind, species, sort, dimensions, or the like; not differing in character or in the quality or qualities compared; corresponding; not discordant; similar; like.

Same (v. i.) Just mentioned, or just about to be mentioned.

Sameliness (n.) Sameness, 2.

Sameness (n.) 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.

Sameness (n.) Hence, want of variety; tedious monotony.

Samette (n.) See Samite.

Samian (a.) Of or pertaining to the island of Samos.

Samian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Samos.

Samiel (n.) 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 (a. & n.) Samian.

Samite (a.) A species of silk stuff, or taffeta, generally interwoven with gold.

Samlet (n.) The parr.

Sammier (n.) A machine for pressing the water from skins in tanning.

Samoan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Samoan Islands (formerly called Navigators' Islands) in the South Pacific Ocean, or their inhabitants.

Samoan (n.) An inhabitant of the Samoan Islands.

Samovar (n.) 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 (n. pl.) An ignorant and degraded Turanian tribe which occupies a portion of Northern Russia and a part of Siberia.

Samp (n.) An article of food consisting of maize broken or bruised, which is cooked by boiling, and usually eaten with milk; coarse hominy.

Sampan (n.) 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 (n.) A fleshy, suffrutescent, umbelliferous European plant (Crithmum maritimum). It grows among rocks and on cliffs along the seacoast, and is used for pickles.

Samphire (n.) The species of glasswort (Salicornia herbacea); -- called in England marsh samphire.

Samphire (n.) A seashore shrub (Borrichia arborescens) of the West Indies.

Sample (n.) Example; pattern.

Sample (n.) A part of anything presented for inspection, or shown as evidence of the quality of the whole; a specimen; as, goods are often purchased by samples.

Sample (v. t.) To make or show something similar to; to match.

Sample (v. t.) To take or to test a sample or samples of; as, to sample sugar, teas, wools, cloths.

Sampler (n.) One who makes up samples for inspection; one who examines samples, or by samples; as, a wool sampler.

Sampler (n.) A pattern; a specimen; especially, a collection of needlework patterns, as letters, borders, etc., to be used as samples, or to display the skill of the worker.

Samshoo (n.) Alt. of Samshu

Samshu (n.) A spirituous liquor distilled by the Chinese from the yeasty liquor in which boiled rice has fermented under pressure.

Samson (n.) An Israelite of Bible record (see Judges xiii.), distinguished for his great strength; hence, a man of extraordinary physical strength.

Sanability (n.) The quality or state of being sanable; sanableness; curableness.

Sanable (a.) Capable of being healed or cured; susceptible of remedy.

Sanableness (n.) The quality of being sanable.

Sanation (n.) The act of healing or curing.

Sanative (a.) Having the power to cure or heal; healing; tending to heal; sanatory.

Sanatorium (n.) An establishment for the treatment of the sick; a resort for invalids. See Sanitarium.

Sanatory (a.) Conducive to health; tending to cure; healing; curative; sanative.

Sanbenito (n.) Anciently, a sackcloth coat worn by penitents on being reconciled to the church.

Sanbenito (n.) A garnment or cap, or sometimes both, painted with flames, figures, etc., and worn by persons who had been examined by the Inquisition and were brought forth for punishment at the auto-da-fe.

Sance-bell (n.) Alt. of Sancte bell

Sancte bell (n.) See Sanctus bell, under Sanctus.

Sanctificate (v. t.) To sanctify.

Sanctification (n.) The act of sanctifying or making holy; the state of being sanctified or made holy;

Sanctification (n.) the act of God's grace by which the affections of men are purified, or alienated from sin and the world, and exalted to a supreme love to God; also, the state of being thus purified or sanctified.

Sanctification (n.) The act of consecrating, or of setting apart for a sacred purpose; consecration.

Sanctified (a.) Made holy; also, made to have the air of sanctity; sanctimonious.

Sanctifier (n.) One who sanctifies, or makes holy; specifically, the Holy Spirit.

Sanctified (imp. & p. p.) of Sanctify

Sanctifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sanctify

Sanctify (v. t.) To make sacred or holy; to set apart to a holy or religious use; to consecrate by appropriate rites; to hallow.

Sanctify (v. t.) To make free from sin; to cleanse from moral corruption and pollution; to purify.

Sanctify (v. t.) To make efficient as the means of holiness; to render productive of holiness or piety.

Sanctify (v. t.) To impart or impute sacredness, venerableness, inviolability, title to reverence and respect, or the like, to; to secure from violation; to give sanction to.

Sanctifyingly (adv.) In a manner or degree tending to sanctify or make holy.

Sanctiloquent (a.) Discoursing on heavenly or holy things, or in a holy manner.

Sanctimonial (a.) Sanctimonious.

Sanctimonious (a.) Possessing sanctimony; holy; sacred; saintly.

Sanctimonious (a.) Making a show of sanctity; affecting saintliness; hypocritically devout or pious.

Sanctimony (n.) Holiness; devoutness; scrupulous austerity; sanctity; especially, outward or artificial saintliness; assumed or pretended holiness; hypocritical devoutness.

Sanction (n.) 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.

Sanction (n.) Anything done or said to enforce the will, law, or authority of another; as, legal sanctions.

Sanctioned (imp. & p. p.) of Sanction

Sanctioning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sanction

Sanction (v. t.) To give sanction to; to ratify; to confirm; to approve.

Sanctionary (a.) Of, pertaining to, or giving, sanction.

Sanctitude (n.) Holiness; sacredness; sanctity.

Sanctities (pl. ) of Sanctity

Sanctity (n.) The state or quality of being sacred or holy; holiness; saintliness; moral purity; godliness.

Sanctity (n.) Sacredness; solemnity; inviolability; religious binding force; as, the sanctity of an oath.

Sanctity (n.) A saint or holy being.

Sanctuarize (v. t.) To shelter by means of a sanctuary or sacred privileges.

Sanctuaries (pl. ) of Sanctuary

Sanctuary (n.) A sacred place; a consecrated spot; a holy and inviolable site.

Sanctuary (n.) The most retired part of the temple at Jerusalem, called the Holy of Holies, in which was kept the ark of the covenant, and into which no person was permitted to enter except the high priest, and he only once a year, to intercede for the people; also, the most sacred part of the tabernacle; also, the temple at Jerusalem.

Sanctuary (n.) The most sacred part of any religious building, esp. that part of a Christian church in which the altar is placed.

Sanctuary (n.) A house consecrated to the worship of God; a place where divine service is performed; a church, temple, or other place of worship.

Sanctuary (n.) A sacred and inviolable asylum; a place of refuge and protection; shelter; refuge; protection.

Sanctum (n.) A sacred place; hence, a place of retreat; a room reserved for personal use; as, an editor's sanctum.

Sanctus (n.) 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.

Sanctus (n.) An anthem composed for these words.

Sand (n.) 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.

Sand (n.) A single particle of such stone.

Sand (n.) The sand in the hourglass; hence, a moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life.

Sand (n.) Tracts of land consisting of sand, like the deserts of Arabia and Africa; also, extensive tracts of sand exposed by the ebb of the tide.

Sand (n.) Courage; pluck; grit.

Sanded (imp. & p. p.) of Sand

Sanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sand

Sand (v. t.) To sprinkle or cover with sand.

Sand (v. t.) To drive upon the sand.

Sand (v. t.) To bury (oysters) beneath drifting sand or mud.

Sand (v. t.) To mix with sand for purposes of fraud; as, to sand sugar.

Sandal (n.) Same as Sendal.

Sandal (n.) Sandalwood.

Sandal (n.) A kind of shoe consisting of a sole strapped to the foot; a protection for the foot, covering its lower surface, but not its upper.

Sandal (n.) A kind of slipper.

Sandal (n.) An overshoe with parallel openings across the instep.

Sandaled (a.) Wearing sandals.

Sandaled (a.) Made like a sandal.

Sandaliform (a.) Shaped like a sandal or slipper.

Sandalwood (n.) 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.

Sandalwood (n.) Any tree of the genus Santalum, or a tree which yields sandalwood.

Sandalwood (n.) The red wood of a kind of buckthorn, used in Russia for dyeing leather (Rhamnus Dahuricus).

Sandarach (n.) Alt. of Sandarac

Sandarac (n.) Realgar; red sulphide of arsenic.

Sandarac (n.) A white or yellow resin obtained from a Barbary tree (Callitris quadrivalvis or Thuya articulata), and pulverized for pounce; -- probably so called from a resemblance to the mineral.

Sandbagger (n.) An assaulter whose weapon is a sand bag. See Sand bag, under Sand.

Sand-blind (a.) Having defective sight; dim-sighted; purblind.

Sanded (a.) Covered or sprinkled with sand; sandy; barren.

Sanded (a.) Marked with small spots; variegated with spots; speckled; of a sandy color, as a hound.

Sanded (a.) Short-sighted.

Sandemanian (n.) A follower of Robert Sandeman, a Scotch sectary of the eighteenth century. See Glassite.

Sandemanianism (n.) The faith or system of the Sandemanians.

Sanderling (n.) 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 (n.) An old name of sandalwood, now applied only to the red sandalwood. See under Sandalwood.

Sanders-blue (n.) See Saunders-blue.

Sandever (n.) See Sandiver.

Sandfish (n.) A small marine fish of the Pacific coast of North America (Trichodon trichodon) which buries itself in the sand.

Sandglass (n.) An instrument for measuring time by the running of sand. See Hourglass.

Sandhiller (n.) A nickname given to any "poor white" living in the pine woods which cover the sandy hills in Georgia and South Carolina.

Sandiness (n.) The quality or state of being sandy, or of being of a sandy color.

Sandish (a.) Approaching the nature of sand; loose; not compact.

Sandiver (n.) 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 (n.) A kind of minium, or red lead, made by calcining carbonate of lead, but inferior to true minium.

Sandman (n.) A mythical person who makes children sleepy, so that they rub their eyes as if there were sand in them.

Sandnecker (n.) A European flounder (Hippoglossoides limandoides); -- called also rough dab, long fluke, sand fluke, and sand sucker.

Sandpaper (n.) Paper covered on one side with sand glued fast, -- used for smoothing and polishing.

Sandpaper (v. t.) To smooth or polish with sandpaper; as, to sandpaper a door.

Sandpiper (n.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to Tringa, Actodromas, Ereunetes, and various allied genera of the family Tringidae.

Sandpiper (n.) A small lamprey eel; the pride.

Sandpit (n.) A pit or excavation from which sand is or has been taken.

Sandre (n.) A Russian fish (Lucioperca sandre) which yields a valuable oil, called sandre oil, used in the preparation of caviare.

Sandstone (n.) A rock made of sand more or less firmly united. Common or siliceous sandstone consists mainly of quartz sand.

Sandwich (n.) Two pieces of bread and butter with a thin slice of meat, cheese, or the like, between them.

Sandwiched (imp. & p. p.) of Sandwich

Sandwiching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sandwich

Sandwich (v. t.) To make into a sandwich; also, figuratively, to insert between portions of something dissimilar; to form of alternate parts or things, or alternating layers of a different nature; to interlard.

Sandworm (n.) Any one of numerous species of annelids which burrow in the sand of the seashore.

Sandworm (n.) Any species of annelids of the genus Sabellaria. They construct firm tubes of agglutinated sand on rocks and shells, and are sometimes destructive to oysters.

Sandworm (n.) The chigoe, a species of flea.

Sandwort (n.) Any plant of the genus Arenaria, low, tufted herbs (order Caryophyllaceae.)

Sandy (superl.) Consisting of, abounding with, or resembling, sand; full of sand; covered or sprinkled with sand; as, a sandy desert, road, or soil.

Sandy (superl.) Of the color of sand; of a light yellowish red color; as, sandy hair.

Sandyx (n.) See Sandix.

Sane (a.) Being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally; -- said of the mind.

Sane (a.) Mentally sound; possessing a rational mind; having the mental faculties in such condition as to be able to anticipate and judge of the effect of one's actions in an ordinary maner; -- said of persons.

Saneness (n.) The state of being sane; sanity.

Sang () imp. of Sing.

Sanga (n.) Alt. of Sangu

Sangu (n.) The Abyssinian ox (Bos / Bibos, Africanus), noted for the great length of its horns. It has a hump on its back.

Sangaree (n.) Wine and water sweetened and spiced, -- a favorite West Indian drink.

Sang-froid (n.) Freedom from agitation or excitement of mind; coolness in trying circumstances; indifference; calmness.

Sangiac (n.) See Sanjak.

Sangraal (n.) Alt. of Sangreal

Sangreal (n.) See Holy Grail, under Grail.

Sanguiferous (a.) Conveying blood; as, sanguiferous vessels, i. e., the arteries, veins, capillaries.

Sanguification (n.) The production of blood; the conversion of the products of digestion into blood; hematosis.

Sanguifier (n.) A producer of blood.

Sanguifluous (a.) Flowing or running with blood.

Sanguify (v. t.) To produce blood from.

Sanguigenous (a.) Producing blood; as, sanguigenous food.

Sanguinaceous (n.) Of a blood-red color; sanguine.

Sanguinaria (n.) A genus of plants of the Poppy family.

Sanguinaria (n.) The rootstock of the bloodroot, used in medicine as an emetic, etc.

Sanguinarily (adv.) In a sanguinary manner.

Sanguinariness (n.) The quality or state of being sanguinary.

Sanguinary (a.) Attended with much bloodshed; bloody; murderous; as, a sanguinary war, contest, or battle.

Sanguinary (a.) Bloodthirsty; cruel; eager to shed blood.

Sanguinary (a.) The yarrow.

Sanguinary (a.) The Sanguinaria.

Sanguine (a.) Having the color of blood; red.

Sanguine (a.) Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood; as, a sanguine bodily temperament.

Sanguine (a.) Warm; ardent; as, a sanguine temper.

Sanguine (a.) Anticipating the best; not desponding; confident; full of hope; as, sanguine of success.

Sanguine (n.) Blood color; red.

Sanguine (n.) Anything of a blood-red color, as cloth.

Sanguine (n.) Bloodstone.

Sanguine (n.) Red crayon. See the Note under Crayon, 1.

Sanguine (v. t.) To stain with blood; to impart the color of blood to; to ensanguine.

Sanguineless (a.) Destitute of blood; pale.

Sanguinely (adv.) In a sanguine manner.

Sanguineness (n.) The quality of being sanguine.

Sanguineous (a.) Abounding with blood; sanguine.

Sanguineous (a.) Of or pertaining to blood; bloody; constituting blood.

Sanguineous (a.) Blood-red; crimson.

sanguinity (n.) The quality of being sanguine; sanguineness.

Sanguinivorous (a.) Subsisting on blood.

Sanguinolency (n.) The state of being sanguinolent, or bloody.

Sanguinolent (a.) Tinged or mingled with blood; bloody; as, sanguinolent sputa.

Sanguisuge (n.) A bloodsucker, or leech.

Sanguivorous (a.) Subsisting upon blood; -- said of certain blood-sucking bats and other animals. See Vampire.

Sanhedrin (n.) Alt. of Sanhedrim

Sanhedrim (n.) 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 (n.) A member of the sanhedrin.

Sanhita (n.) A collection of vedic hymns, songs, or verses, forming the first part of each Veda.

Sanicle (n.) Any plant of the umbelliferous genus Sanicula, reputed to have healing powers.

Sanidine (n.) A variety of orthoclase feldspar common in certain eruptive rocks, as trachyte; -- called also glassy feldspar.

Sanies (n.) A thin, serous fluid commonly discharged from ulcers or foul wounds.

Sanious (a.) 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.

Sanious (a.) Discharging sanies; as, a sanious ulcer.

Sanitarian (a.) Of or pertaining to health, or the laws of health; sanitary.

Sanitarian (n.) An advocate of sanitary measures; one especially interested or versed in sanitary measures.

Sanitarist (n.) A sanitarian.

Sanitarium (n.) A health station or retreat; a sanatorium.

Sanitary (a.) 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 (n.) The act of rendering sanitary; the science of sanitary conditions; the preservation of health; the use of sanitary measures; hygiene.

Sanity (n.) The condition or quality of being sane; soundness of health of body or mind, especially of the mind; saneness.

Sanjak (n.) A district or a subvision of a vilayet.

Sank () imp. of Sink.

Sankha (n.) A chank shell (Turbinella pyrum); also, a shell bracelet or necklace made in India from the chank shell.

Sankhya (n.) 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 (n.) Same as Sannup.

Sannup (n.) A male Indian; a brave; -- correlative of squaw.

Sanny (n.) The sandpiper.

Sans (prep.) Without; deprived or destitute of. Rarely used as an English word.

Sanscrit (n.) See Sanskrit.

Sans-culotte (n.) 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-culotte (n.) Hence, an extreme or radical republican; a violent revolutionist; a Jacobin.

Sans-culottic (a.) Pertaining to, or involving, sans-culottism; radical; revolutionary; Jacobinical.

Sans-culottism (n.) Extreme republican principles; the principles or practice of the sans-culottes.

Sanskrit (n.) 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.

Sanskrit (a.) Of or pertaining to Sanskrit; written in Sanskrit; as, a Sanskrit dictionary or inscription.

Sanskritic (a.) Sanskrit.

Sanskritist (n.) One versed in Sanskrit.

Sans-souci (adv.) Without care; free and easy.

Santal (n.) A colorless crystalline substance, isomeric with piperonal, but having weak acid properties. It is extracted from sandalwood.

Santalaceous (a.) 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 (a.) 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 (n.) Santalic acid. See Santalic.

Santalum (n.) 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 (n. pl.) One of the seven confederated tribes of Indians belonging to the Sioux, or Dakotas.

Santer (v. i.) See Saunter.

Santon (n.) A Turkish saint; a kind of dervish, regarded by the people as a saint: also, a hermit.

Santonate (n.) A salt of santonic acid.

Santonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid (distinct from santoninic acid) obtained from santonin as a white crystalline substance.

Santonin (n.) 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 (n.) A salt of santoninic acid.

Santoninic (a.) Of or pertaining to santonin; -- used specifically to designate an acid not known in the free state, but obtained in its salts.

Sao (n.) 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 (n.) The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition.

Sap (n.) The sapwood, or alburnum, of a tree.

Sap (n.) A simpleton; a saphead; a milksop.

Sapped (imp. & p. p.) of Sap

Sapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sap

Sap (v. t.) To subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine; to undermine; to destroy the foundation of.

Sap (v. t.) To pierce with saps.

Sap (v. t.) To make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken.

Sap (v. i.) To proceed by mining, or by secretly undermining; to execute saps.

Sap (n.) A narrow ditch or trench made from the foremost parallel toward the glacis or covert way of a besieged place by digging under cover of gabions, etc.

Sapadillo (n.) See Sapodila.

Sapajo (n.) The sapajou.

Sapajou (n.) 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 () A dyewood yielded by Caesalpinia Sappan, a thorny leguminous tree of Southern Asia and the neighboring islands. It is the original Brazil wood.

Sapful (a.) Abounding in sap; sappy.

Saphead (n.) A weak-minded, stupid fellow; a milksop.

Saphenous (a.) Manifest; -- applied to the two principal superficial veins of the lower limb of man.

Saphenous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the saphenous veins; as, the saphenous nerves; the saphenous opening, an opening in the broad fascia of the thigh through which the internal saphenous vein passes.

Sapid (a.) Having the power of affecting the organs of taste; possessing savor, or flavor.

Sapidity (n.) The quality or state of being sapid; taste; savor; savoriness.

Sapidness (n.) Quality of being sapid; sapidity.

Sapience (n.) The quality of being sapient; wisdom; sageness; knowledge.

Sapient (a.) Wise; sage; discerning; -- often in irony or contempt.

Sapiential (a.) Having or affording wisdom.

Sapientious (a.) Sapiential.

Sapientize (v. t.) To make sapient.

Sapiently (adv.) In a sapient manner.

Sapindaceous (a.) 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 (n.) 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 (a.) Destitute of sap; not juicy.

Sapless (a.) Fig.: Dry; old; husky; withered; spiritless.

sapling (n.) A young tree.

Sapodilla (n.) A tall, evergeen, tropical American tree (Achras Sapota); also, its edible fruit, the sapodilla plum.

Sapogenin (n.) A white crystalline substance obtained by the decomposition of saponin.

Saponaceous (a.) Resembling soap; having the qualities of soap; soapy.

Saponacity (n.) The quality or state of being saponaceous.

Saponary (a.) Saponaceous.

Saponifiable (a.) Capable of conversion into soap; as, a saponifiable substance.

Saponification (n.) 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 (n.) That which saponifies; any reagent used to cause saponification.

Saponified (imp. & p. p.) of Saponify

Saponifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Saponify

Saponify (v. t.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) A hydrous silicate of magnesia and alumina. It occurs in soft, soapy, amorphous masses, filling veins in serpentine and cavities in trap rock.

Saponul (n.) A soapy mixture obtained by treating an essential oil with an alkali; hence, any similar compound of an essential oil.

Sapor (n.) Power of affecting the organs of taste; savor; flavor; taste.

Saporific (a.) Having the power to produce the sensation of taste; producing taste, flavor, or relish.

Saporosity (n.) The quality of a body by which it excites the sensation of taste.

Saporous (a.) Having flavor or taste; yielding a taste.

Sapota (n.) The sapodilla.

Sapotaceous (a.) 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 () Sapan wood.

Sappare (n.) Kyanite.

Sapper (n.) One who saps; specifically (Mil.), one who is employed in working at saps, building and repairing fortifications, and the like.

Sapphic (a.) Of or pertaining to Sappho, the Grecian poetess; as, Sapphic odes; Sapphic verse.

Sapphic (a.) Belonging to, or in the manner of, Sappho; -- said of a certain kind of verse reputed to have been invented by Sappho, consisting of five feet, of which the first, fourth, and fifth are trochees, the second is a spondee, and the third a dactyl.

Sapphic (n.) A Sapphic verse.

Sapphire (n.) Native alumina or aluminium sesquioxide, Al2O3; corundum; esp., the blue transparent variety of corundum, highly prized as a gem.

Sapphire (n.) The color of the gem; bright blue.

Sapphire (n.) Any humming bird of the genus Hylocharis, native of South America. The throat and breast are usually bright blue.

Sapphire (a.) Of or resembling sapphire; sapphirine; blue.

Sapphirine (n.) Resembling sapphire; made of sapphire; having the color, or any quality of sapphire.

Sappho (n.) 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 (n.) The quality of being sappy; juiciness.

Sappodilla (n.) See Sapodilla.

Sappy (superl.) Abounding with sap; full of sap; juicy; succulent.

Sappy (superl.) Hence, young, not firm; weak, feeble.

Sappy (superl.) Weak in intellect.

Sappy (superl.) Abounding in sap; resembling, or consisting largely of, sapwood.

Sappy (a.) Musty; tainted.

Saprophagan (n.) One of a tribe of beetles which feed upon decaying animal and vegetable substances; a carrion beetle.

Saprophagous (a.) Feeding on carrion.

Saprophyte (n.) 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 (a.) Feeding or growing upon decaying animal or vegetable matter; pertaining to a saprophyte or the saprophytes.

Sapsago (n.) A kind of Swiss cheese, of a greenish color, flavored with melilot.

Sapskull (n.) A saphead.

Sapucaia (n.) A Brazilian tree. See Lecythis, and Monkey-pot.

Sapwood (n.) 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 (n.) One of certain vagrant or heretical Oriental monks in the early church.

Saraband (n.) A slow Spanish dance of Saracenic origin, to an air in triple time; also, the air itself.

Saracen (n.) 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 (a.) Alt. of Saracenical

Saracenical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Saracens; as, Saracenic architecture.

Sarasin (n.) See Sarrasin.

Saraswati (n.) The sakti or wife of Brahma; the Hindoo goddess of learning, music, and poetry.

Sarcasm (n.) A keen, reproachful expression; a satirical remark uttered with some degree of scorn or contempt; a taunt; a gibe; a cutting jest.

Sarcasmous (a.) Sarcastic.

Sarcastic (a.) Alt. of Sarcastical

Sarcastical (a.) 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 (adv.) In a sarcastic manner.

Sarcel (n.) One of the outer pinions or feathers of the wing of a bird, esp. of a hawk.

Sarceled (a.) Cut through the middle.

Sarcelle (n.) The old squaw, or long-tailed duck.

Sarcenet (n.) A species of fine thin silk fabric, used for linings, etc.

Sarcin (n.) Same as Hypoxanthin.

Sarcina (n.) 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 (v. t.) To weed, or clear of weeds, with a hoe.

Sarco- () A combining form from Gr. sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh; as, sarcophagous, flesh-eating; sarcology.

Sarcobases (pl. ) of Sarcobasis

Sarcobasis (n.) A fruit consisting of many dry indehiscent cells, which contain but few seeds and cohere about a common style, as in the mallows.

Sarcoblast (n.) A minute yellowish body present in the interior of certain rhizopods.

Sarcocarp (n.) 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 (n.) Any solid tumor of the testicle.

Sarcocol (n.) Alt. of Sarcocolla

Sarcocolla (n.) A gum resin obtained from certain shrubs of Africa (Penaea), -- formerly thought to cause healing of wounds and ulcers.

Sarcode (n.) A name applied by Dujardin in 1835 to the gelatinous material forming the bodies of the lowest animals; protoplasm.

Sarcoderm (n.) Alt. of sarcoderma

sarcoderma (n.) A fleshy covering of a seed, lying between the external and internal integuments.

sarcoderma (n.) A sarcocarp.

Sarcodic (a.) Of or pertaining to sarcode.

Sarcoid (a.) Resembling flesh, or muscle; composed of sarcode.

Sarcolactic (a.) Relating to muscle and milk; as, sarcolactic acid. See Lactic acid, under Lactic.

Sarcolemma (n.) The very thin transparent and apparently homogeneous sheath which incloses a striated muscular fiber; the myolemma.

Sarcoline (a.) Flesh-colored.

Sarcologic (a.) Alt. of Sarcological

Sarcological (a.) Of or pertaining to sarcology.

Sarcology (n.) That part of anatomy which treats of the soft parts. It includes myology, angiology, neurology, and splanchnology.

Sarcomata (pl. ) of Sarcoma

sarcomas (pl. ) of Sarcoma

Sarcoma (n.) 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 (a.) Of or pertaining to sarcoma; resembling sarcoma.

Sarcophaga (n. pl.) A suborder of carnivorous and insectivorous marsupials including the dasyures and the opossums.

Sarcophaga (n.) A genus of Diptera, including the flesh flies.

Sarcophagan (n.) Any animal which eats flesh, especially any carnivorous marsupial.

Sarcophagan (n.) Any fly of the genus Sarcophaga.

Sarcophagous (a.) Feeding on flesh; flesh-eating; carnivorous.

Sarcophagi (pl. ) of Sarcophagus

Sarcophaguses (pl. ) of Sarcophagus

Sarcophagus (n.) 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.

Sarcophagus (n.) A coffin or chest-shaped tomb of the kind of stone described above; hence, any stone coffin.

Sarcophagus (n.) A stone shaped like a sarcophagus and placed by a grave as a memorial.

Sarcophagy (n.) The practice of eating flesh.

Sarcophile (n.) A flesh-eating animal, especially any one of the carnivorous marsupials.

Sarcoptes (n.) A genus of parasitic mites including the itch mites.

Sarcoptid (n.) Any species of the genus Sarcoptes and related genera of mites, comprising the itch mites and mange mites.

Sarcoptid (a.) Of or pertaining to the itch mites.

Sarcorhamphi (n. pl.) A division of raptorial birds comprising the vultures.

Sarcosepta (pl. ) of Sarcoseptum

Sarcoseptum (n.) One of the mesenteries of an anthozoan.

Sarcosin (n.) A crystalline nitrogenous substance, formed in the decomposition of creatin (one of the constituents of muscle tissue). Chemically, it is methyl glycocoll.

Sarcosis (n.) Abnormal formation of flesh.

Sarcosis (n.) Sarcoma.

Sarcotic (a.) Producing or promoting the growth of flesh.

Sarcotic (n.) A sarcotic medicine.

Sarcous (a.) Fleshy; -- applied to the minute structural elements, called sarcous elements, or sarcous disks, of which striated muscular fiber is composed.

Sarculation (n.) A weeding, as with a hoe or a rake.

Sard (n.) A variety of carnelian, of a rich reddish yellow or brownish red color. See the Note under Chalcedony.

Sardachate (n.) A variety of agate containing sard.

Sardan (n.) Alt. of Sardel

Sardel (n.) A sardine.

Sardel (n.) A precious stone. See Sardius.

Sardine (n.) 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.

Sardine (n.) See Sardius.

Sardinian (a.) Of or pertaining to the island, kingdom, or people of Sardinia.

Sardinian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Sardinia.

Sardius (n.) A precious stone, probably a carnelian, one of which was set in Aaron's breastplate.

Sardoin (n.) Sard; carnelian.

Sardonian (a.) Sardonic.

Sardonic (a.) Forced; unnatural; insincere; hence, derisive, mocking, malignant, or bitterly sarcastic; -- applied only to a laugh, smile, or some facial semblance of gayety.

Sardonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a kind of linen made at Colchis.

Sardonyx (n.) A variety of onyx consisting of sard and white chalcedony in alternate layers.

Saree (n.) 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 (n.) The gulf weed. See under Gulf.

Sargassum (n.) A genus of algae including the gulf weed.

Sargo (n.) Any one of several species of sparoid fishes belonging to Sargus, Pomadasys, and related genera; -- called also sar, and saragu.

Sari (n.) Same as Saree.

Sarigue (n.) A small South American opossum (Didelphys opossum), having four white spots on the face.

Sark (n.) A shirt.

Sark (v. t.) To cover with sarking, or thin boards.

Sarkin (n.) Same as Hypoxanthin.

Sarking (n.) Thin boards for sheathing, as above the rafters, and under the shingles or slates, and for similar purposes.

Sarlac (n.) Alt. of Sarlyk

Sarlyk (n.) The yak.

Sarmatian (a.) Alt. of Sarmatic

Sarmatic (a.) Of or pertaining to Sarmatia, or its inhabitants, the ancestors of the Russians and the Poles.

Sarment (n.) A prostrate filiform stem or runner, as of the strawberry. See Runner.

Sarmentaceous (a.) Bearing sarments, or runners, as the strawberry.

Sarmentose (a.) Long and filiform, and almost naked, or having only leaves at the joints where it strikes root; as, a sarmentose stem.

Sarmentose (a.) Bearing sarments; sarmentaceous.

Sarmentous (a.) Sarmentose.

Sarn (n.) A pavement or stepping-stone.

Sarong (n.) A sort of petticoat worn by both sexes in Java and the Malay Archipelago.

Saros (n.) 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 (n.) A large bale or package of wool, containing eighty tods, or 2,240 pounds, in weight.

Sarplier (n.) A coarse cloth made of hemp, and used for packing goods, etc.

Sarpo (n.) A large toadfish of the Southern United States and the Gulf of Mexico (Batrachus tau, var. pardus).

Sarracenia (n.) A genus of American perennial herbs growing in bogs; the American pitcher plant.

Sarrasin (n.) Alt. of Sarrasine

Sarrasine (n.) A portcullis, or herse.

Sarsa (n.) Sarsaparilla.

Sarsaparilla (n.) Any plant of several tropical American species of Smilax.

Sarsaparilla (n.) The bitter mucilaginous roots of such plants, used in medicine and in sirups for soda, etc.

Sarsaparillin (n.) See Parillin.

Sarse (n.) A fine sieve; a searce.

Sarse (v. t.) To sift through a sarse.

Sarsen (n.) One of the large sandstone blocks scattered over the English chalk downs; -- called also sarsen stone, and Druid stone.

Sarsenet (n.) See Sarcenet.

Sart (n.) An assart, or clearing.

Sartorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a tailor or his work.

Sartorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the sartorius muscle.

Sartorius (n.) 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 () A liturgy, or use, put forth about 1087 by St. Osmund, bishop of Sarum, based on Anglo-Saxon and Norman customs.

Sash (n.) 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.

Sash (v. t.) To adorn with a sash or scarf.

Sash (n.) The framing in which the panes of glass are set in a glazed window or door, including the narrow bars between the panes.

Sash (n.) In a sawmill, the rectangular frame in which the saw is strained and by which it is carried up and down with a reciprocating motion; -- also called gate.

Sashed (imp. & p. p.) of Sash

Sashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sash

Sash (v. t.) To furnish with a sash or sashes; as, to sash a door or a window.

Sashery (n.) A collection of sashes; ornamentation by means of sashes.

Sashoon (n.) A kind of pad worn on the leg under the boot.

Sasin (n.) The Indian antelope (Antilope bezoartica, / cervicapra), noted for its beauty and swiftness. It has long, spiral, divergent horns.

Sassaby (n.) Alt. of Sassabye

Sassabye (n.) A large African antelope (Alcelaphus lunata), similar to the hartbeest, but having its horns regularly curved.

Sassafras (n.) An American tree of the Laurel family (Sassafras officinale); also, the bark of the roots, which has an aromatic smell and taste.

Sassanage (n.) Stones left after sifting.

Sassarara (n.) A word used to emphasize a statement.

Sasse (n.) A sluice or lock, as in a river, to make it more navigable.

Sassenach (n.) A Saxon; an Englishman; a Lowlander.

Sassolin (n.) Alt. of Sassoline

Sassoline (n.) Native boric acid, found in saline incrustations on the borders of hot springs near Sasso, in the territory of Florence.

Sassorol (n.) Alt. of Sassorolla

Sassorolla (n.) The rock pigeon. See under Pigeon.

Sassy bark () 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 (n.) Same as Shaster.

Sat () imp. of Sit.

Satan (n.) The grand adversary of man; the Devil, or Prince of darkness; the chief of the fallen angels; the archfiend.

Satanic (a.) Alt. of Satanical

Satanical (a.) Of or pertaining to Satan; having the qualities of Satan; resembling Satan; extremely malicious or wicked; devilish; infernal.

Satanism (n.) The evil and malicious disposition of Satan; a diabolical spirit.

Satanist (n.) A very wicked person.

Satanophany (n.) An incarnation of Satan; a being possessed by a demon.

Satchel (n.) A little sack or bag for carrying papers, books, or small articles of wearing apparel; a hand bag.

Sated (imp. & p. p.) of Sate

Sating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sate

Sate (v. t.) To satisfy the desire or appetite of; to satiate; to glut; to surfeit.

Sate () imp. of Sit.

Sateen (n.) A kind of dress goods made of cotton or woolen, with a glossy surface resembling satin.

Sateless (a.) Insatiable.

Satellite (n.) An attendant attached to a prince or other powerful person; hence, an obsequious dependent.

Satellite (n.) A secondary planet which revolves about another planet; as, the moon is a satellite of the earth. See Solar system, under Solar.

Satellite (a.) Situated near; accompanying; as, the satellite veins, those which accompany the arteries.

Satellitious (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, satellites.

Sathanas (n.) Satan.

Satiate (a.) Filled to satiety; glutted; sated; -- followed by with or of.

Satiated (imp. & p. p.) of Satiate

Satiating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Satiate

Satiate (v. t.) To satisfy the appetite or desire of; to feed to the full; to furnish enjoyment to, to the extent of desire; to sate; as, to satiate appetite or sense.

Satiate (v. t.) To full beyond natural desire; to gratify to repletion or loathing; to surfeit; to glut.

Satiate (v. t.) To saturate.

Satiation (n.) Satiety.

Satiety (n.) 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 (n.) A silk cloth, of a thick, close texture, and overshot woof, which has a glossy surface.

Satinet (n.) A thin kind of satin.

Satinet (n.) A kind of cloth made of cotton warp and woolen filling, used chiefly for trousers.

Satinwood (n.) 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 (a.) Like or composed of satin; glossy; as, to have a satiny appearance; a satiny texture.

Sation (n.) A sowing or planting.

Satire (a.) 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.

Satire (a.) Keeness and severity of remark; caustic exposure to reprobation; trenchant wit; sarcasm.

Satiric (a.) Alt. of Satirical

Satirical (a.) Of or pertaining to satire; of the nature of satire; as, a satiric style.

Satirical (a.) Censorious; severe in language; sarcastic; insulting.

Satirist (n.) One who satirizes; especially, one who writes satire.

Satirized (imp. & p. p.) of Satirize

Satirizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Satirize

Satirize (v. t.) To make the object of satire; to attack with satire; to censure with keenness or severe sarcasm.

Satisfaction (n.) 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.

Satisfaction (n.) Settlement of a claim, due, or demand; payment; indemnification; adequate compensation.

Satisfaction (n.) That which satisfies or gratifies; atonement.

Satisfactive (a.) Satisfactory.

Satisfactory (a.) 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.

Satisfactory (a.) Making amends, indemnification, or recompense; causing to cease from claims and to rest content; compensating; atoning; as, to make satisfactory compensation, or a satisfactory apology.

Satisfiable (a.) That may be satisfied.

Satisfier (n.) One who satisfies.

Satisfied (imp. & p. p.) of Satisfy

Satisfying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Satisfy

Satisfy (a.) 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.

Satisfy (a.) To pay to the extent of claims or deserts; to give what is due to; as, to satisfy a creditor.

Satisfy (a.) To answer or discharge, as a claim, debt, legal demand, or the like; to give compensation for; to pay off; to requite; as, to satisfy a claim or an execution.

Satisfy (a.) To free from doubt, suspense, or uncertainty; to give assurance to; to set at rest the mind of; to convince; as, to satisfy one's self by inquiry.

Satisfy (v. i.) To give satisfaction; to afford gratification; to leave nothing to be desired.

Satisfy (v. i.) To make payment or atonement; to atone.

Satisfyingly (adv.) So as to satisfy; satisfactorily.

Sative (a.) Sown; propagated by seed.

Satle (v. t. & i.) To settle.

Satrap (n.) The governor of a province in ancient Persia; hence, a petty autocrat despot.

Satrapal (a.) Of or pertaining to a satrap, or a satrapy.

Satrapess (n.) A female satrap.

Satrapical (a.) Satrapal.

Satrapies (pl. ) of Satrapy

Satrapy (n.) The government or jurisdiction of a satrap; a principality.

Satsuma ware () A kind of ornamental hard-glazed pottery made at Satsuma in Kiushu, one of the Japanese islands.

Saturable (a.) Capable of being saturated; admitting of saturation.

Saturant (a.) Impregnating to the full; saturating.

Saturant (n.) A substance used to neutralize or saturate the affinity of another substance.

Saturant (n.) An antacid, as magnesia, used to correct acidity of the stomach.

Saturated (imp. & p. p.) of Saturate

Saturating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Saturate

Saturate (v. t.) To cause to become completely penetrated, impregnated, or soaked; to fill fully; to sate.

Saturate (v. t.) To satisfy the affinity of; to cause to become inert by chemical combination with all that it can hold; as, to saturate phosphorus with chlorine.

Saturate (p. a.) Filled to repletion; saturated; soaked.

Saturated (a.) Filled to repletion; holding by absorption, or in solution, all that is possible; as, saturated garments; a saturated solution of salt.

Saturated (a.) Having its affinity satisfied; combined with all it can hold; -- said of certain atoms, radicals, or compounds; thus, methane is a saturated compound. Contrasted with unsaturated.

Saturation (n.) The act of saturating, or the state of being saturating; complete penetration or impregnation.

Saturation (n.) The act, process, or result of saturating a substance, or of combining it to its fullest extent.

Saturation (n.) Freedom from mixture or dilution with white; purity; -- said of colors.

Saturator (n.) One who, or that which, saturates.

Saturday (n.) The seventh or last day of the week; the day following Friday and preceding Sunday.

Saturity (n.) The state of being saturated; fullness of supply.

Saturn (n.) 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.

Saturn (n.) One of the planets of the solar system, next in magnitude to Jupiter, but more remote from the sun. Its diameter is seventy thousand miles, its mean distance from the sun nearly eight hundred and eighty millions of miles, and its year, or periodical revolution round the sun, nearly twenty-nine years and a half. It is surrounded by a remarkable system of rings, and has eight satellites.

Saturn (n.) The metal lead.

Saturnalia (n. pl.) 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.

Saturnalia (n. pl.) Hence: A period or occasion of general license, in which the passions or vices have riotous indulgence.

Saturnalian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Saturnalia.

Saturnalian (a.) Of unrestrained and intemperate jollity; riotously merry; dissolute.

Saturnian (a.) Of or pertaining to Saturn, whose age or reign, from the mildness and wisdom of his government, is called the golden age.

Saturnian (a.) Hence: Resembling the golden age; distinguished for peacefulness, happiness, contentment.

Saturnian (a.) Of or pertaining to the planet Saturn; as, the Saturnian year.

Saturnian (n.) Any one of numerous species of large handsome moths belonging to Saturnia and allied genera. The luna moth, polyphemus, and promethea, are examples. They belong to the Silkworn family, and some are raised for their silk. See Polyphemus.

Saturnicentric (a.) Appearing as if seen from the center of the planet Saturn; relating or referred to Saturn as a center.

Saturnine (a.) Born under, or influenced by, the planet Saturn.

Saturnine (a.) Heavy; grave; gloomy; dull; -- the opposite of mercurial; as, a saturnine person or temper.

Saturnine (a.) Of or pertaining to lead; characterized by, or resembling, lead, which was formerly called Saturn.

Saturnism (n.) Plumbism.

Saturnist (n.) A person of a dull, grave, gloomy temperament.

Satyr (n.) A sylvan deity or demigod, represented as part man and part goat, and characterized by riotous merriment and lasciviousness.

Satyr (n.) Any one of many species of butterflies belonging to the family Nymphalidae. Their colors are commonly brown and gray, often with ocelli on the wings. Called also meadow browns.

Satyr (n.) The orang-outang.

Satyriasis (n.) Immoderate venereal appetite in the male.

Satyric (a.) Alt. of Satyrical

Satyrical (a.) Of or pertaining to satyrs; burlesque; as, satyric tragedy.

Satyrion (n.) Any one of several kinds of orchids.

Sauba ant () 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 (n.) 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.

Sauce (n.) Any garden vegetables eaten with meat.

Sauce (n.) Stewed or preserved fruit eaten with other food as a relish; as, apple sauce, cranberry sauce, etc.

Sauce (n.) Sauciness; impertinence.

Sauced (imp. & p. p.) of Sauce

Saucing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sauce

Sauce (v. t.) To accompany with something intended to give a higher relish; to supply with appetizing condiments; to season; to flavor.

Sauce (v. t.) To cause to relish anything, as if with a sauce; to tickle or gratify, as the palate; to please; to stimulate; hence, to cover, mingle, or dress, as if with sauce; to make an application to.

Sauce (v. t.) To make poignant; to give zest, flavor or interest to; to set off; to vary and render attractive.

Sauce (v. t.) To treat with bitter, pert, or tart language; to be impudent or saucy to.

Sauce (n.) A soft crayon for use in stump drawing or in shading with the stump.

Sauce-alone (n.) Jack-by-the-hedge. See under Jack.

Saucebox (n.) A saucy, impudent person; especially, a pert child.

Saucepan (n.) A small pan with a handle, in which sauce is prepared over a fire; a stewpan.

Saucer (n.) A small pan or vessel in which sauce was set on a table.

Saucer (n.) A small dish, commonly deeper than a plate, in which a cup is set at table.

Saucer (n.) Something resembling a saucer in shape.

Saucer (n.) A flat, shallow caisson for raising sunken ships.

Saucer (n.) A shallow socket for the pivot of a capstan.

Saucily (adv.) In a saucy manner; impudently; with impertinent boldness.

Sauciness (n.) The quality or state of being saucy; that which is saucy; impertinent boldness; contempt of superiors; impudence.

Saucisson (n.) Alt. of Saucisse

Saucisse (n.) 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.

Saucisse (n.) A fascine of more than ordinary length.

Saucy (superl.) Showing impertinent boldness or pertness; transgressing the rules of decorum; treating superiors with contempt; impudent; insolent; as, a saucy fellow.

Saucy (superl.) Expressive of, or characterized by, impudence; impertinent; as, a saucy eye; saucy looks.

Sauerkraut (n.) Cabbage cut fine and allowed to ferment in a brine made of its own juice with salt, -- a German dish.

Sauf (a.) Safe.

Sauf (conj. & prep.) Save; except.

Saufly (adv.) Safely.

Sauger (n.) An American fresh-water food fish (Stizostedion Canadense); -- called also gray pike, blue pike, hornfish, land pike, sand pike, pickering, and pickerel.

Saugh () Alt. of Sauh

Sauh () imp. sing. of See.

Sauks (n. pl.) Same as Sacs.

Saul (n.) Soul.

Saul (n.) Same as Sal, the tree.

Saulie (n.) A hired mourner at a funeral.

Sault (n.) A rapid in some rivers; as, the Sault Ste. Marie.

Saunders (n.) See Sandress.

Saunders-blue (n.) A kind of color prepared from calcined lapis lazuli; ultramarine; also, a blue prepared from carbonate of copper.

Sauntered (imp. & p. p.) of Saunter

Sauntering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Saunter

Saunter (n. & v.) To wander or walk about idly and in a leisurely or lazy manner; to lounge; to stroll; to loiter.

Saunter (n.) A sauntering, or a sauntering place.

Saunterer (n.) One who saunters.

Saur (n.) Soil; dirt; dirty water; urine from a cowhouse.

Saurel (n.) 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 (n. pl.) 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 (a.) Of or pertaining to, or of the nature of, the Sauria.

Saurian (n.) One of the Sauria.

Saurioid (a.) Same as Sauroid.

Saurobatrachia (n. pl.) The Urodela.

Saurognathous (a.) Having the bones of the palate arranged as in saurians, the vomer consisting of two lateral halves, as in the woodpeckers (Pici).

Sauroid (a.) Like or pertaining to the saurians.

Sauroid (a.) Resembling a saurian superficially; as, a sauroid fish.

Sauroidichnite (n.) The fossil track of a saurian.

Sauropoda (n. pl.) 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 (n. pl.) A comprehensive group of vertebrates, comprising the reptiles and birds.

Sauropterygia (n. pl.) Same as Plesiosauria.

Saururae (n. pl.) 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 (pl. ) of Saury

Saury (n.) 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 (n.) 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.

Sausage (n.) A saucisson. See Saucisson.

Sauseflem (a.) Having a red, pimpled face.

Saussurite (n.) 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 (n.) Alt. of Saute

Saute (n.) An assault.

Saute () p. p. of Sauter.

Sauter (v. t.) To fry lightly and quickly, as meat, by turning or tossing it over frequently in a hot pan greased with a little fat.

Sauter (n.) Psalter.

Sauterelle (n.) An instrument used by masons and others to trace and form angles.

Sauterne (n.) A white wine made in the district of Sauterne, France.

Sautrie (n.) Psaltery.

Sauvegarde (n.) The monitor.

Savable (a.) Capable of, or admitting of, being saved.

Savableness (n.) Capability of being saved.

Savacioun (n.) Salvation.

Savage (a.) Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; wild; as, a savage wilderness.

Savage (a.) Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts.

Savage (a.) Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life; savage manners.

Savage (a.) Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit.

Savage (n.) A human being in his native state of rudeness; one who is untaught, uncivilized, or without cultivation of mind or manners.

Savage (n.) A man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian.

Savage (v. t.) To make savage.

Savagely (adv.) In a savage manner.

Savageness (n.) The state or quality of being savage.

Savagery (n.) The state of being savage; savageness; savagism.

Savagery (n.) An act of cruelty; barbarity.

Savagery (n.) Wild growth, as of plants.

Savagism (n.) The state of being savage; the state of rude, uncivilized men, or of men in their native wildness and rudeness.

Savanilla (n.) The tarpum.

Savanna (n.) 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 (pl. ) of Savant

Savant (a.) A man of learning; one versed in literature or science; a person eminent for acquirements.

Save (n.) The herb sage, or salvia.

Saved (imp. & p. p.) of Save

Saving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Save

Save (a.) To make safe; to procure the safety of; to preserve from injury, destruction, or evil of any kind; to rescue from impending danger; as, to save a house from the flames.

Save (a.) Specifically, to deliver from sin and its penalty; to rescue from a state of condemnation and spiritual death, and bring into a state of spiritual life.

Save (a.) To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or expenditure; to lay up; to reserve.

Save (a.) To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent from doing something; to spare.

Save (a.) To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate the necessity of; to prevent; to spare.

Save (a.) To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of.

Save (v. i.) To avoid unnecessary expense or expenditure; to prevent waste; to be economical.

Save (a.) Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving.

Save (conj.) Except; unless.

Saveable (a.) See Savable.

Save-all (n.) Anything which saves fragments, or prevents waste or loss.

Save-all (n.) A device in a candlestick to hold the ends of candles, so that they be burned.

Save-all (n.) A small sail sometimes set under the foot of another sail, to catch the wind that would pass under it.

Saveloy (n.) A kind of dried sausage.

Savely (adv.) Safely.

Savement (n.) The act of saving.

Saver (n.) One who saves.

Savin (n.) Alt. of Savine

Savine (n.) 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.

Savine (n.) The North American red cedar (Juniperus Virginiana.)

Saving (a.) Preserving; rescuing.

Saving (a.) Avoiding unnecessary expense or waste; frugal; not lavish or wasteful; economical; as, a saving cook.

Saving (a.) Bringing back in returns or in receipts the sum expended; incurring no loss, though not gainful; as, a saving bargain; the ship has made a saving voyage.

Saving (a.) Making reservation or exception; as, a saving clause.

Saving (participle) With the exception of; except; excepting; also, without disrespect to.

Saving (n.) Something kept from being expended or lost; that which is saved or laid up; as, the savings of years of economy.

Saving (n.) Exception; reservation.

Savingly (adv.) In a saving manner; with frugality or parsimony.

Savingly (adv.) So as to be finally saved from eternal death.

Savingness (n.) The quality of being saving; carefulness not to expend money uselessly; frugality; parsimony.

Savingness (n.) Tendency to promote salvation.

Savior (v.) One who saves, preserves, or delivers from destruction or danger.

Savior (v.) Specifically: The (or our, your, etc.) Savior, he who brings salvation to men; Jesus Christ, the Redeemer.

Savioress (n.) A female savior.

Savor (a.) 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.

Savor (a.) Hence, specific flavor or quality; characteristic property; distinctive temper, tinge, taint, and the like.

Savor (a.) Sense of smell; power to scent, or trace by scent.

Savor (a.) Pleasure; delight; attractiveness.

Savored (imp. & p. p.) of Savor

Savoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Savor

Savor (n.) To have a particular smell or taste; -- with of.

Savor (n.) To partake of the quality or nature; to indicate the presence or influence; to smack; -- with of.

Savor (n.) To use the sense of taste.

Savor (v. t.) To perceive by the smell or the taste; hence, to perceive; to note.

Savor (v. t.) To have the flavor or quality of; to indicate the presence of.

Savor (v. t.) To taste or smell with pleasure; to delight in; to relish; to like; to favor.

Savorily (adv.) In a savory manner.

Savoriness (n.) The quality of being savory.

Savorless (a.) Having no savor; destitute of smell or of taste; insipid.

Savorly (a.) Savory.

Savorly (adv.) In a savory manner.

Savorous (n.) Having a savor; savory.

Savory (a.) Pleasing to the organs of taste or smell.

Savory (n.) An aromatic labiate plant (Satureia hortensis), much used in cooking; -- also called summer savory.

Savoy (n.) A variety of the common cabbage (Brassica oleracea major), having curled leaves, -- much cultivated for winter use.

Savoyard (n.) A native or inhabitant of Savoy.

Saw () imp. of See.

Saw (v. t.) Something said; speech; discourse.

Saw (v. t.) A saying; a proverb; a maxim.

Saw (v. t.) Dictate; command; decree.

Saw (n.) An instrument for cutting or dividing substances, as wood, iron, etc., consisting of a thin blade, or plate, of steel, with a series of sharp teeth on the edge, which remove successive portions of the material by cutting and tearing.

Sawed (imp.) of Saw

Sawed (p. p.) of Saw

Sawn () of Saw

Sawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Saw

Saw (v. t.) To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw timber or marble.

Saw (v. t.) To form by cutting with a saw; as, to saw boards or planks, that is, to saw logs or timber into boards or planks; to saw shingles; to saw out a panel.

Saw (v. t.) Also used figuratively; as, to saw the air.

Saw (v. i.) To use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well.

Saw (v. i.) To cut, as a saw; as, the saw or mill saws fast.

Saw (v. i.) To be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smoothly.

Sawarra nut () See Souari nut.

Sawbelly (n.) The alewife.

Sawbill (n.) The merganser.

Sawbones (n.) A nickname for a surgeon.

Sawbuck (n.) A sawhorse.

Sawceflem (a.) See Sauseflem.

Sawder (n.) A corrupt spelling and pronunciation of solder.

Sawdust (n.) Dust or small fragments of wood (or of stone, etc.) made by the cutting of a saw.

Sawer (n.) One who saws; a sawyer.

Sawfish (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) A mill for sawing, especially one for sawing timber or lumber.

Sawneb (n.) A merganser.

Saw palmetto () See under Palmetto.

Saw-set (n.) 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 (n.) An arctic seal (Lobodon carcinophaga), having the molars serrated; -- called also crab-eating seal.

Saw-toothed (a.) Having a tooth or teeth like those of a saw; serrate.

Sawtry (n.) A psaltery.

Saw-whet (n.) A small North American owl (Nyctale Acadica), destitute of ear tufts and having feathered toes; -- called also Acadian owl.

Saw-wort (n.) Any plant of the composite genus Serratula; -- so named from the serrated leaves of most of the species.

Saw-wrest (n.) See Saw-set.

Sawyer (n.) One whose occupation is to saw timber into planks or boards, or to saw wood for fuel; a sawer.

Sawyer (n.) A tree which has fallen into a stream so that its branches project above the surface, rising and falling with a rocking or swaying motion in the current.

Sawyer (n.) The bowfin.

Sax (n.) A kind of chopping instrument for trimming the edges of roofing slates.

Saxatile (a.) Of or pertaining to rocks; living among rocks; as, a saxatile plant.

Saxhorn (n.) 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 (pl. ) of Saxicava

Saxicavae (pl. ) of Saxicava

Saxicava (n.) 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 (a.) Of or pertaining to the saxicavas.

Saxicavid (n.) A saxicava.

Saxicavous (a.) Boring, or hollowing out, rocks; -- said of certain mollusks which live in holes which they burrow in rocks. See Illust. of Lithodomus.

Saxicoline (a.) Stone-inhabiting; pertaining to, or having the characteristics of, the stonechats.

Saxicolous (a.) Growing on rocks.

Saxifraga (n.) A genus of exogenous polypetalous plants, embracing about one hundred and eighty species. See Saxifrage.

Saxifragaceous (a.) 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 (a.) Breaking or destroying stones; saxifragous.

Saxifragant (n.) That which breaks or destroys stones.

Saxifrage (n.) Any plant of the genus Saxifraga, mostly perennial herbs growing in crevices of rocks in mountainous regions.

Saxifragous (a.) Dissolving stone, especially dissolving stone in the bladder.

Saxon (n.) 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.

Saxon (n.) Also used in the sense of Anglo-Saxon.

Saxon (n.) A native or inhabitant of modern Saxony.

Saxon (n.) The language of the Saxons; Anglo-Saxon.

Saxon (a.) Of or pertaining to the Saxons, their country, or their language.

Saxon (a.) Anglo-Saxon.

Saxon (a.) Of or pertaining to Saxony or its inhabitants.

Saxonic (a.) Relating to the Saxons or Anglo- Saxons.

Saxonism (n.) An idiom of the Saxon or Anglo-Saxon language.

Saxonist (n.) One versed in the Saxon language.

Saxonite (n.) See Mountain soap, under Mountain.

Saxophone (n.) A wind instrument of brass, containing a reed, and partaking of the qualities both of a brass instrument and of a clarinet.

Sax-tuba (n.) A powerful instrument of brass, curved somewhat like the Roman buccina, or tuba.

Say (imp.) Saw.

Say (n.) Trial by sample; assay; sample; specimen; smack.

Say (n.) Tried quality; temper; proof.

Say (n.) Essay; trial; attempt.

Say (v. t.) To try; to assay.

Say (n.) A kind of silk or satin.

Say (n.) A delicate kind of serge, or woolen cloth.

Said (imp. & p. p.) of Say

Saying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Say

Say (v. t.) To utter or express in words; to tell; to speak; to declare; as, he said many wise things.

Say (v. t.) To repeat; to rehearse; to recite; to pronounce; as, to say a lesson.

Say (v. t.) To announce as a decision or opinion; to state positively; to assert; hence, to form an opinion upon; to be sure about; to be determined in mind as to.

Say (v. t.) To mention or suggest as an estimate, hypothesis, or approximation; hence, to suppose; -- in the imperative, followed sometimes by the subjunctive; as, he had, say fifty thousand dollars; the fox had run, say ten miles.

Say (v. i.) To speak; to express an opinion; to make answer; to reply.

Say (v. t.) A speech; something said; an expression of opinion; a current story; a maxim or proverb.

Sayer (n.) One who says; an utterer.

Sayette (n.) A mixed stuff, called also sagathy. See Sagathy.

Saying (n.) That which is said; a declaration; a statement, especially a proverbial one; an aphorism; a proverb.

Sayman (n.) One who assays.

Saymaster (n.) A master of assay; one who tries or proves.

Saynd () p. p. of Senge, to singe.

'Sblood (interj.) An abbreviation of God's blood; -- used as an oath.

Scab (n.) An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed by the drying up of the discharge from the diseased part.

Scab (n.) The itch in man; also, the scurvy.

Scab (n.) The mange, esp. when it appears on sheep.

Scab (n.) A disease of potatoes producing pits in their surface, caused by a minute fungus (Tiburcinia Scabies).

Scab (n.) A slight irregular protuberance which defaces the surface of a casting, caused by the breaking away of a part of the mold.

Scab (n.) A mean, dirty, paltry fellow.

Scab (n.) A nickname for a workman who engages for lower wages than are fixed by the trades unions; also, for one who takes the place of a workman on a strike.

Scabbed (imp. & p. p.) of Scab

Scabbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scab

Scab (v. i.) To become covered with a scab; as, the wound scabbed over.

Scabbard (n.) The case in which the blade of a sword, dagger, etc., is kept; a sheath.

Scabbard (v. t.) To put in a scabbard.

Scabbard plane () See Scaleboard plane, under Scaleboard.

Scabbed (a.) Abounding with scabs; diseased with scabs.

Scabbed (a.) Fig.: Mean; paltry; vile; worthless.

Scabbedness (n.) Scabbiness.

Scabbily (adv.) In a scabby manner.

Scabbiness (n.) The quality or state of being scabby.

Scabble (v. t.) See Scapple.

Scabby (superl.) Affected with scabs; full of scabs.

Scabby (superl.) Diseased with the scab, or mange; mangy.

Scabies (n.) The itch.

Scabious (a.) Consisting of scabs; rough; itchy; leprous; as, scabious eruptions.

Scabious (a.) Any plant of the genus Scabiosa, several of the species of which are common in Europe. They resemble the Compositae, and have similar heads of flowers, but the anthers are not connected.

Scabling (n.) A fragment or chip of stone.

Scabredity (n.) Roughness; ruggedness.

Scabrous (a.) Rough to the touch, like a file; having small raised dots, scales, or points; scabby; scurfy; scaly.

Scabrous (a.) Fig.: Harsh; unmusical.

Scabrousness (n.) The quality of being scabrous.

Scabwort (n.) Elecampane.

Scad (n.) 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.

Scad (n.) The goggler; -- called also big-eyed scad. See Goggler.

Scad (n.) The friar skate.

Scad (n.) The cigar fish, or round robin.

Scaffold (n.) 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.

Scaffold (n.) Specifically, a stage or elevated platform for the execution of a criminal; as, to die on the scaffold.

Scaffold (n.) An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf, or dome-shaped obstruction, above the tuyeres in a blast furnace.

Scaffold (v. t.) To furnish or uphold with a scaffold.

Scaffoldage (n.) A scaffold.

Scaffolding (n.) A scaffold; a supporting framework; as, the scaffolding of the body.

Scaffolding (n.) Materials for building scaffolds.

Scaglia (n.) A reddish variety of limestone.

Scagliola (n.) 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 (pl. ) of Scala

Scala (n.) A machine formerly employed for reducing dislocations of the humerus.

Scala (n.) A term applied to any one of the three canals of the cochlea.

Scalable (a.) Capable of being scaled.

Scalade (n.) Alt. of Scalado

Scalado (n.) See Escalade.

Scalar (n.) In the quaternion analysis, a quantity that has magnitude, but not direction; -- distinguished from a vector, which has both magnitude and direction.

Scalaria (n.) 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 (a.) 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.

Scalariform (a.) Like or pertaining to a scalaria.

Scalary (a.) Resembling a ladder; formed with steps.

Scalawag (n.) A scamp; a scapegrace.

Scalded (imp. & p. p.) of Scald

Scalding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scald

Scald (v. t.) 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.

Scald (v. t.) To expose to a boiling or violent heat over a fire, or in hot water or other liquor; as, to scald milk or meat.

Scald (n.) A burn, or injury to the skin or flesh, by some hot liquid, or by steam.

Scald (a.) Affected with the scab; scabby.

Scald (a.) Scurvy; paltry; as, scald rhymers.

Scald (n.) Scurf on the head. See Scall.

Scald (n.) One of the ancient Scandinavian poets and historiographers; a reciter and singer of heroic poems, eulogies, etc., among the Norsemen; more rarely, a bard of any of the ancient Teutonic tribes.

Scalder (n.) A Scandinavian poet; a scald.

Scaldfish (n.) A European flounder (Arnoglossus laterna, or Psetta arnoglossa); -- called also megrim, and smooth sole.

Scaldic (a.) Of or pertaining to the scalds of the Norsemen; as, scaldic poetry.

Scale (n.) 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.

Scale (n.) The sign or constellation Libra.

Scaled (imp. & p. p.) of Scale

Scaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scale

Scale (v. t.) To weigh or measure according to a scale; to measure; also, to grade or vary according to a scale or system.

Scale (n.) One of the small, thin, membranous, bony or horny pieces which form the covering of many fishes and reptiles, and some mammals, belonging to the dermal part of the skeleton, or dermoskeleton. See Cycloid, Ctenoid, and Ganoid.

Scale (n.) Hence, any layer or leaf of metal or other material, resembling in size and thinness the scale of a fish; as, a scale of iron, of bone, etc.

Scale (n.) One of the small scalelike structures covering parts of some invertebrates, as those on the wings of Lepidoptera and on the body of Thysanura; the elytra of certain annelids. See Lepidoptera.

Scale (n.) A scale insect. (See below.)

Scale (n.) A small appendage like a rudimentary leaf, resembling the scales of a fish in form, and often in arrangement; as, the scale of a bud, of a pine cone, and the like. The name is also given to the chaff on the stems of ferns.

Scale (n.) The thin metallic side plate of the handle of a pocketknife. See Illust. of Pocketknife.

Scale (n.) An incrustation deposit on the inside of a vessel in which water is heated, as a steam boiler.

Scale (n.) The thin oxide which forms on the surface of iron forgings. It consists essentially of the magnetic oxide, Fe3O4. Also, a similar coating upon other metals.

Scale (v. t.) To strip or clear of scale or scales; as, to scale a fish; to scale the inside of a boiler.

Scale (v. t.) To take off in thin layers or scales, as tartar from the teeth; to pare off, as a surface.

Scale (v. t.) To scatter; to spread.

Scale (v. t.) To clean, as the inside of a cannon, by the explosion of a small quantity of powder.

Scale (v. i.) To separate and come off in thin layers or laminae; as, some sandstone scales by exposure.

Scale (v. i.) To separate; to scatter.

Scale (n.) A ladder; a series of steps; a means of ascending.

Scale (n.) Hence, anything graduated, especially when employed as a measure or rule, or marked by lines at regular intervals.

Scale (n.) A mathematical instrument, consisting of a slip of wood, ivory, or metal, with one or more sets of spaces graduated and numbered on its surface, for measuring or laying off distances, etc., as in drawing, plotting, and the like. See Gunter's scale.

Scale (n.) A series of spaces marked by lines, and representing proportionately larger distances; as, a scale of miles, yards, feet, etc., for a map or plan.

Scale (n.) A basis for a numeral system; as, the decimal scale; the binary scale, etc.

Scale (n.) The graduated series of all the tones, ascending or descending, from the keynote to its octave; -- called also the gamut. It may be repeated through any number of octaves. See Chromatic scale, Diatonic scale, Major scale, and Minor scale, under Chromatic, Diatonic, Major, and Minor.

Scale (n.) Gradation; succession of ascending and descending steps and degrees; progressive series; scheme of comparative rank or order; as, a scale of being.

Scale (n.) Relative dimensions, without difference in proportion of parts; size or degree of the parts or components in any complex thing, compared with other like things; especially, the relative proportion of the linear dimensions of the parts of a drawing, map, model, etc., to the dimensions of the corresponding parts of the object that is represented; as, a map on a scale of an inch to a mile.

Scale (v. t.) To climb by a ladder, or as if by a ladder; to ascend by steps or by climbing; to clamber up; as, to scale the wall of a fort.

Scale (v. i.) To lead up by steps; to ascend.

Scaleback (n.) 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 (n.) The lever or beam of a balance; the lever of a platform scale, to which the poise for weighing is applied.

Scalebeam (n.) A weighing apparatus with a sliding weight, resembling a steelyard.

Scaleboard (n.) A thin slip of wood used to justify a page.

Scaleboard (n.) A thin veneer of leaf of wood used for covering the surface of articles of furniture, and the like.

Scaled (a.) Covered with scales, or scalelike structures; -- said of a fish, a reptile, a moth, etc.

Scaled (a.) Without scales, or with the scales removed; as, scaled herring.

Scaled (a.) Having feathers which in form, color, or arrangement somewhat resemble scales; as, the scaled dove.

Scaleless (a.) Destitute of scales.

Scalene (a.) Having the sides and angles unequal; -- said of a triangle.

Scalene (a.) Having the axis inclined to the base, as a cone.

Scalene (a.) Designating several triangular muscles called scalene muscles.

Scalene (a.) Of or pertaining to the scalene muscles.

Scalene (n.) A triangle having its sides and angles unequal.

Scalenohedral (a.) Of or pertaining to a scalenohedron.

Scalenohedron (n.) A pyramidal form under the rhombohedral system, inclosed by twelve faces, each a scalene triangle.

Scaler (n.) One who, or that which, scales; specifically, a dentist's instrument for removing tartar from the teeth.

Scale-winged (a.) Having the wings covered with small scalelike structures, as the Lepidoptera; scaly-winged.

Scaliness (n.) The state of being scaly; roughness.

Scaling (a.) Adapted for removing scales, as from a fish; as, a scaling knife; adapted for removing scale, as from the interior of a steam boiler; as, a scaling hammer, bar, etc.

Scaling (a.) Serving as an aid in clambering; as, a scaling ladder, used in assaulting a fortified place.

Scaliola (n.) Same as Scagliola.

Scall (a.) A scurf or scabby disease, especially of the scalp.

Scall (a.) Scabby; scurfy.

Scalled (a.) Scabby; scurfy; scall.

Scallion (n.) A kind of small onion (Allium Ascalonicum), native of Palestine; the eschalot, or shallot.

Scallion (n.) Any onion which does not "bottom out," but remains with a thick stem like a leek.

Scallop (n.) 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.

Scallop (n.) One of series of segments of circles joined at their extremities, forming a border like the edge or surface of a scallop shell.

Scallop (n.) One of the shells of a scallop; also, a dish resembling a scallop shell.

Scalloped (imp. & p. p.) of Scallop

Scalloping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scallop

Scallop (v. t.) To mark or cut the edge or border of into segments of circles, like the edge or surface of a scallop shell. See Scallop, n., 2.

Scallop (n.) To bake in scallop shells or dishes; to prepare with crumbs of bread or cracker, and bake. See Scalloped oysters, below.

Scalloped (a.) Furnished with a scallop; made or done with or in a scallop.

Scalloped (a.) Having the edge or border cut or marked with segments of circles. See Scallop, n., 2.

Scalloped (n.) Baked in a scallop; cooked with crumbs.

Scalloper (n.) One who fishes for scallops.

Scalloping (n.) Fishing for scallops.

Scalp (n.) A bed of oysters or mussels.

Scalp (n.) That part of the integument of the head which is usually covered with hair.

Scalp (n.) A part of the skin of the head, with the hair attached, cut or torn off from an enemy by the Indian warriors of North America, as a token of victory.

Scalp (n.) Fig.: The top; the summit.

Scalped (imp. & p. p.) of Scalp

Scalping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scalp

Scalp (v. t.) To deprive of the scalp; to cut or tear the scalp from the head of.

Scalp (v. t.) To remove the skin of.

Scalp (v. t.) To brush the hairs or fuzz from, as wheat grains, in the process of high milling.

Scalp (v. i.) To make a small, quick profit by slight fluctuations of the market; -- said of brokers who operate in this way on their own account.

Scalpel (n.) A small knife with a thin, keen blade, -- used by surgeons, and in dissecting.

Scalper (n.) One who, or that which, scalps.

Scalper (n.) Same as Scalping iron, under Scalping.

Scalper (n.) A broker who, dealing on his own account, tries to get a small and quick profit from slight fluctuations of the market.

Scalper (n.) A person who buys and sells the unused parts of railroad tickets.

Scalper (n.) A person who buys tickets for entertainment or sports events and sells them at a profit, often at a much higher price. Also, ticket scalper.

Scalping () a. & n. from Scalp.

Scalpriform (a.) Shaped like a chisel; as, the scalpriform incisors of rodents.

Scaly (a.) Covered or abounding with scales; as, a scaly fish.

Scaly (a.) Resembling scales, laminae, or layers.

Scaly (a.) Mean; low; as, a scaly fellow.

Scaly (a.) Composed of scales lying over each other; as, a scaly bulb; covered with scales; as, a scaly stem.

Scaly-winged (a.) Scale-winged.

Scambled (imp. & p. p.) of Scamble

Scambling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scamble

Scamble (v. i.) To move awkwardly; to be shuffling, irregular, or unsteady; to sprawl; to shamble.

Scamble (v. i.) To move about pushing and jostling; to be rude and turbulent; to scramble.

Scamble (v. t.) To mangle.

Scambler (n.) 1. One who scambles.

Scambler (n.) A bold intruder upon the hospitality of others; a mealtime visitor.

Scamblingly (adv.) In a scambling manner; with turbulence and noise; with bold intrusiveness.

Scamell (n.) Alt. of Scammel

Scammel (n.) The female bar-tailed godwit.

Scamilli (pl. ) of Scamillus

Scamillus (n.) 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 (a.) Made from scammony; as, a scammoniate aperient.

Scammony (n.) A species of bindweed or Convolvulus (C. Scammonia).

Scammony (n.) An inspissated sap obtained from the root of the Convolvulus Scammonia, of a blackish gray color, a nauseous smell like that of old cheese, and a somewhat acrid taste. It is used in medicine as a cathartic.

Scamp (n.) A rascal; a swindler; a rogue.

Scamp (a.) To perform in a hasty, neglectful, or imperfect manner; to do superficially.

Scampavia (n.) A long, low war galley used by the Neapolitans and Sicilians in the early part of the nineteenth century.

Scampered (imp. & p. p.) of Scamper

Scampering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scamper

Scamper (v. t.) To run with speed; to run or move in a quick, hurried manner; to hasten away.

Scamper (n.) A scampering; a hasty flight.

Scamperer (n.) One who scampers.

Scampish (a.) Of or like a scamp; knavish; as, scampish conduct.

Scanned (imp. & p. p.) of Scan

Scanning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scan

Scan (v. t.) To mount by steps; to go through with step by step.

, a , or an . PCP. It is presumably an older spelling of scanned. --2. () 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 (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 (n.) Offense caused or experienced; reproach or reprobation called forth by what is regarded as wrong, criminal, heinous, or flagrant: opprobrium or disgrace.

Scandal (n.) Reproachful aspersion; opprobrious censure; defamatory talk, uttered heedlessly or maliciously.

Scandal (n.) Anything alleged in pleading which is impertinent, and is reproachful to any person, or which derogates from the dignity of the court, or is contrary to good manners.

Scandal (v. t.) To treat opprobriously; to defame; to asperse; to traduce; to slander.

Scandal (v. t.) To scandalize; to offend.

Scandalized (imp. & p. p.) of Scandalize

Scandalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scandalize

Scandalize (v. t.) 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.

Scandalize (v. t.) To reproach; to libel; to defame; to slander.

Scandalous (a.) Giving offense to the conscience or moral feelings; exciting reprobation; calling out condemnation.

Scandalous (a.) Disgraceful to reputation; bringing shame or infamy; opprobrious; as, a scandalous crime or vice.

Scandalous (a.) Defamatory; libelous; as, a scandalous story.

Scandalously (adv.) In a manner to give offense; shamefully.

Scandalously (adv.) With a disposition to impute immorality or wrong.

Scandalousness (n.) Quality of being scandalous.

Scandalum magnatum () A defamatory speech or writing published to the injury of a person of dignity; -- usually abbreviated scan. mag.

Scandent (a.) Climbing.

Scandia (n.) A chemical earth, the oxide of scandium.

Scandic (a.) Of or pertaining to scandium; derived from, or containing, scandium.

Scandinavian (a.) Of or pertaining to Scandinavia, that is, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.

Scandinavian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Scandinavia.

Scandium (n.) 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 (n.) The act of scanning; distinguishing the metrical feet of a verse by emphasis, pauses, or otherwise.

Scansores (n. pl.) An artifical group of birds formerly regarded as an order. They are distributed among several orders by modern ornithologists.

Scansorial (a.) Capable of climbing; as, the woodpecker is a scansorial bird; adapted for climbing; as, a scansorial foot.

Scansorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the Scansores. See Illust.. under Aves.

Scant (superl.) 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.

Scant (superl.) Sparing; parsimonious; chary.

Scanted (imp. & p. p.) of Scant

Scanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scant

Scant (v. t.) To limit; to straiten; to treat illiberally; to stint; as, to scant one in provisions; to scant ourselves in the use of necessaries.

Scant (v. t.) To cut short; to make small, narrow, or scanty; to curtail.

Scant (v. i.) To fail, or become less; to scantle; as, the wind scants.

Scant (adv.) In a scant manner; with difficulty; scarcely; hardly.

Scant (n.) Scantness; scarcity.

Scantily (adv.) In a scanty manner; not fully; not plentifully; sparingly; parsimoniously.

Scantiness (n.) Quality or condition of being scanty.

Scantle (v. i.) To be deficient; to fail.

Scantle (v. t.) To scant; to be niggard of; to divide into small pieces; to cut short or down.

Scantlet (n.) A small pattern; a small quantity.

Scantling (a.) Not plentiful; small; scanty.

Scantling (v. t.) A fragment; a bit; a little piece.

Scantling (v. t.) A piece or quantity cut for a special purpose; a sample.

Scantling (v. t.) A small quantity; a little bit; not much.

Scantling (v. t.) A piece of timber sawed or cut of a small size, as for studs, rails, etc.

Scantling (v. t.) The dimensions of a piece of timber with regard to its breadth and thickness; hence, the measure or dimensions of anything.

Scantling (v. t.) A rough draught; a rude sketch or outline.

Scantling (v. t.) A frame for casks to lie upon; a trestle.

Scantly (adv.) In a scant manner; not fully or sufficiently; narrowly; penuriously.

Scantly (adv.) Scarcely; hardly; barely.

Scantness (n.) The quality or condition of being scant; narrowness; smallness; insufficiency; scantiness.

Scanty (a.) Wanting amplitude or extent; narrow; small; not abundant.

Scanty (a.) Somewhat less than is needed; insufficient; scant; as, a scanty supply of words; a scanty supply of bread.

Scanty (a.) Sparing; niggardly; parsimonious.

Scape (n.) A peduncle rising from the ground or from a subterranean stem, as in the stemless violets, the bloodroot, and the like.

Scape (n.) The long basal joint of the antennae of an insect.

Scape (n.) The shaft of a column.

Scape (n.) The apophyge of a shaft.

Scaped (imp. & p. p.) of Scape

Scaping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scape

Scape (v. t. & i.) To escape.

Scape (n.) An escape.

Scape (n.) Means of escape; evasion.

Scape (n.) A freak; a slip; a fault; an escapade.

Scape (n.) Loose act of vice or lewdness.

Scapegallows (n.) One who has narrowly escaped the gallows for his crimes.

Scapegoat (n.) A goat upon whose head were symbolically placed the sins of the people, after which he was suffered to escape into the wilderness.

Scapegoat (n.) Hence, a person or thing that is made to bear blame for others.

Scapegrace (n.) A graceless, unprincipled person; one who is wild and reckless.

Scapeless (a.) Destitute of a scape.

Scapement (v.) Same as Escapement, 3.

Scape-wheel (n.) The wheel in an escapement (as of a clock or a watch) into the teeth of which the pallets play.

Scaphander (n.) The case, or impermeable apparel, in which a diver can work while under water.

Scaphism (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (a.) Of, pertaining to, or affected with, scaphocephaly.

Scaphocephaly (n.) A deformed condition of the skull, in which the vault is narrow, elongated, and more or less boat-shaped.

Scaphocerite (n.) A flattened plate or scale attached to the second joint of the antennae of many Crustacea.

Scaphognathite (n.) 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 (a.) Resembling a boat in form; boat-shaped.

Scaphoid (n.) The scaphoid bone.

Scapholunar (a.) Of or pertaining to the scaphoid and lunar bones of the carpus.

Scapholunar (n.) The scapholunar bone.

Scaphopda (n. pl.) 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 (a.) Resembling a scape, or flower stem.

Scapolite (n.) A grayish white mineral occuring in tetragonal crystals and in cleavable masses. It is essentially a silicate of alumina and soda.

Scapple (v. t.) To work roughly, or shape without finishing, as stone before leaving the quarry.

Scapple (v. t.) To dress in any way short of fine tooling or rubbing, as stone.

Scapulae (pl. ) of Scapula

Scapulas (pl. ) of Scapula

Scapula (n.) The principal bone of the shoulder girdle in mammals; the shoulder blade.

Scapula (n.) One of the plates from which the arms of a crinoid arise.

Scapular (a.) Of or pertaining to the scapula or the shoulder.

Scapular (n.) One of a special group of feathers which arise from each of the scapular regions and lie along the sides of the back.

Scapular (n.) Alt. of Scapulary

Scapulary (n.) A loose sleeveless vestment falling in front and behind, worn by certain religious orders and devout persons.

Scapulary (n.) The name given to two pieces of cloth worn under the ordinary garb and over the shoulders as an act of devotion.

Scapulary (n.) A bandage passing over the shoulder to support it, or to retain another bandage in place.

Scapulary (a.) Same as Scapular, a.

Scapulary (n.) Same as 2d and 3d Scapular.

Scapulet (n.) 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- () 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 (n.) See 1st Scape.

Scar (n.) 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.

Scar (n.) A mark left upon a stem or branch by the fall of a leaf, leaflet, or frond, or upon a seed by the separation of its support. See Illust.. under Axillary.

Scarred (imp. & p. p.) of Scar

Scarring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scar

Scar (v. t.) To mark with a scar or scars.

Scar (v. i.) To form a scar.

Scar (n.) An isolated or protruding rock; a steep, rocky eminence; a bare place on the side of a mountain or steep bank of earth.

Scar (n.) A marine food fish, the scarus, or parrot fish.

Scarab (n.) Alt. of Scarabee

Scarabee (n.) 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).

Scarabee (n.) A stylized representation of a scarab beetle in stone or faience; -- a symbol of resurrection, used by the ancient Egyptians as an ornament or a talisman, and in modern times used in jewelry, usually by engraving designs on cabuchon stones. Also used attributively; as, a scarab bracelet [a bracelet containing scarabs]; a scarab [the carved stone itelf].

Scarabaeus (n.) Same as Scarab.

Scaraboid (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Scarabaeidae, an extensive group which includes the Egyptian scarab, the tumbledung, and many similar lamellicorn beetles.

Scaraboid (n.) A scaraboid beetle.

Scaramouch (n.) 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 (superl.) Not plentiful or abundant; in small quantity in proportion to the demand; not easily to be procured; rare; uncommon.

Scarce (superl.) Scantily supplied (with); deficient (in); -- with of.

Scarce (superl.) Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; stingy.

Scarce (adv.) Alt. of Scarcely

Scarcely (adv.) With difficulty; hardly; scantly; barely; but just.

Scarcely (adv.) Frugally; penuriously.

Scarcement (n.) An offset where a wall or bank of earth, etc., retreats, leaving a shelf or footing.

Scarceness (n.) Alt. of Scarcity

Scarcity (n.) 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 (n.) A shard or fragment.

Scared (imp. & p. p.) of Scare

Scaring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scare

Scare (v. t.) To frighten; to strike with sudden fear; to alarm.

Scare (n.) Fright; esp., sudden fright produced by a trifling cause, or originating in mistake.

Scarecrow (n.) Anything set up to frighten crows or other birds from cornfields; hence, anything terifying without danger.

Scarecrow (n.) A person clad in rags and tatters.

Scarecrow (n.) The black tern.

Scarefire (n.) An alarm of fire.

Scarefire (n.) A fire causing alarm.

Scarf (n.) A cormorant.

Scarfs (pl. ) of Scarf

Scarves (pl. ) of Scarf

Scarf (n.) An article of dress of a light and decorative character, worn loosely over the shoulders or about the neck or the waist; a light shawl or handkerchief for the neck; also, a cravat; a neckcloth.

Scarfed (imp. & p. p.) of Scarf

Scarfing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scarf

Scarf (v. t.) To throw on loosely; to put on like a scarf.

Scarf (v. t.) To dress with a scarf, or as with a scarf; to cover with a loose wrapping.

Scarf (v. t.) To form a scarf on the end or edge of, as for a joint in timber, metal rods, etc.

Scarf (v. t.) To unite, as two pieces of timber or metal, by a scarf joint.

Scarf (n.) In a piece which is to be united to another by a scarf joint, the part of the end or edge that is tapered off, rabbeted, or notched so as to be thinner than the rest of the piece.

Scarf (n.) A scarf joint.

Scarfskin (n.) See Epidermis.

Scarification (n.) The act of scarifying.

Scarificator (n.) An instrument, principally used in cupping, containing several lancets moved simultaneously by a spring, for making slight incisions.

Scarifier (n.) One who scarifies.

Scarifier (n.) The instrument used for scarifying.

Scarifier (n.) An implement for stripping and loosening the soil, without bringing up a fresh surface.

Scarified (imp. & p. p.) of Scarify

Scarifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scarify

Scarify (v. t.) 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.

Scarify (v. t.) To stir the surface soil of, as a field.

Scariose (a.) Alt. of Scarious

Scarious (a.) Thin, dry, membranous, and not green.

Scarlatina (n.) Scarlet fever.

Scarless (a.) Free from scar.

Scarlet (n.) A deep bright red tinged with orange or yellow, -- of many tints and shades; a vivid or bright red color.

Scarlet (n.) Cloth of a scarlet color.

Scarlet (a.) Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread.

Scarlet (v. t.) To dye or tinge with scarlet.

Scarmage (n.) Alt. of Scarmoge

Scarmoge (n.) A slight contest; a skirmish. See Skirmish.

Scarn (n.) Dung.

Scaroid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Scaridae, a family of marine fishes including the parrot fishes.

Scarp (n.) A band in the same position as the bend sinister, but only half as broad as the latter.

Scarp (n.) The slope of the ditch nearest the parapet; the escarp.

Scarp (n.) A steep descent or declivity.

Scarped (imp. & p. p.) of Scarp

Scarping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scarp

Scarp (v. t.) To cut down perpendicularly, or nearly so; as, to scarp the face of a ditch or a rock.

Scarring (n.) A scar; a mark.

Scarry (a.) Bearing scars or marks of wounds.

Scarry (a.) Like a scar, or rocky eminence; containing scars.

Scarus (n.) A Mediterranean food fish (Sparisoma scarus) of excellent quality and highly valued by the Romans; -- called also parrot fish.

Scary (n.) Barren land having only a thin coat of grass.

Scary (a.) Subject to sudden alarm.

Scary (a.) Causing fright; alarming.

Scasely (adv.) Scarcely; hardly.

Scat (interj.) Go away; begone; away; -- chiefly used in driving off a cat.

Scat (n.) Alt. of Scatt

Scatt (n.) Tribute.

Scat (n.) A shower of rain.

Scatch (n.) A kind of bit for the bridle of a horse; -- called also scatchmouth.

Scatches (n. pl.) Stilts.

Scate (n.) See Skate, for the foot.

Scatebrous (a.) Abounding with springs.

Scath (v.) Harm; damage; injury; hurt; waste; misfortune.

Scathed (imp. & p. p.) of Scath

Scathing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scath

Scathe (v. t.) Alt. of Scath

Scath (v. t.) To do harm to; to injure; to damage; to waste; to destroy.

Scathful (a.) Harmful; doing damage; pernicious.

Scathless (a.) Unharmed.

Scathly (a.) Injurious; scathful.

Scattered (imp. & p. p.) of Scatter

Scattering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scatter

Scatter (v. t.) 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 (v. t.) To cause to separate in different directions; to reduce from a close or compact to a loose or broken order; to dissipate; to disperse.

Scatter (v. t.) Hence, to frustrate, disappoint, and overthrow; as, to scatter hopes, plans, or the like.

Scatter (v. i.) To be dispersed or dissipated; to disperse or separate; as, clouds scatter after a storm.

Scatter-brain (n.) A giddy or thoughtless person; one incapable of concentration or attention.

Scatter-brained (a.) Giddy; thoughtless.

Scattered (a.) Dispersed; dissipated; sprinkled, or loosely spread.

Scattered (a.) Irregular in position; having no regular order; as, scattered leaves.

Scattergood (n.) One who wastes; a spendthrift.

Scattering (a.) Going or falling in various directions; not united or aggregated; divided among many; as, scattering votes.

Scattering (n.) Act of strewing about; something scattered.

Scatteringly (adv.) In a scattering manner; dispersedly.

Scatterling (n.) One who has no fixed habitation or residence; a vagabond.

Scaturient (a.) Gushing forth; full to overflowing; effusive.

Scaturiginous (a.) Abounding with springs.

Scaup (n.) A bed or stratum of shellfish; scalp.

Scaup (n.) A scaup duck. See below.

Scauper (n.) A tool with a semicircular edge, -- used by engravers to clear away the spaces between the lines of an engraving.

Scaur (n.) A precipitous bank or rock; a scar.

Scavage (n.) A toll or duty formerly exacted of merchant strangers by mayors, sheriffs, etc., for goods shown or offered for sale within their precincts.

Scavenge (v. t.) To cleanse, as streets, from filth.

Scavenger (v.) 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 (n.) A choliamb.

Scelerat (n.) A villain; a criminal.

Scelestic (a.) Evil; wicked; atrocious.

Scelet (n.) A mummy; a skeleton.

Scena (n.) A scene in an opera.

Scena (n.) An accompanied dramatic recitative, interspersed with passages of melody, or followed by a full aria.

Scenario (n.) A preliminary sketch of the plot, or main incidents, of an opera.

Scenary (n.) Scenery.

Scene (n.) 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.

Scene (n.) The decorations and fittings of a stage, representing the place in which the action is supposed to go on; one of the slides, or other devices, used to give an appearance of reality to the action of a play; as, to paint scenes; to shift the scenes; to go behind the scenes.

Scene (n.) So much of a play as passes without change of locality or time, or important change of character; hence, a subdivision of an act; a separate portion of a play, subordinate to the act, but differently determined in different plays; as, an act of four scenes.

Scene (n.) The place, time, circumstance, etc., in which anything occurs, or in which the action of a story, play, or the like, is laid; surroundings amid which anything is set before the imagination; place of occurrence, exhibition, or action.

Scene (n.) An assemblage of objects presented to the view at once; a series of actions and events exhibited in their connection; a spectacle; a show; an exhibition; a view.

Scene (n.) A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.

Scene (n.) An exhibition of passionate or strong feeling before others; often, an artifical or affected action, or course of action, done for effect; a theatrical display.

Scene (v. t.) To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.

Sceneful (a.) Having much scenery.

Scenemen (pl. ) of Sceneman

Sceneman (n.) The man who manages the movable scenes in a theater.

Scenery (n.) 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.

Scenery (n.) Sum of scenes or views; general aspect, as regards variety and beauty or the reverse, in a landscape; combination of natural views, as woods, hills, etc.

Sceneshifter (n.) One who moves the scenes in a theater; a sceneman.

Scenic (a.) Alt. of Scenical

Scenical (a.) Of or pertaining to scenery; of the nature of scenery; theatrical.

Scenograph (n.) A perspective representation or general view of an object.

Scenographic (a.) Alt. of Scenographical

Scenographical (a.) Of or pertaining to scenography; drawn in perspective.

Scenography (n.) 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 (imp. & p. p.) of Scent

Scenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scent

Scent (v. t.) To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does.

Scent (v. t.) To imbue or fill with odor; to perfume.

Scent (v. i.) To have a smell.

Scent (v. i.) To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.

Scent (n.) That which, issuing from a body, affects the olfactory organs of animals; odor; smell; as, the scent of an orange, or of a rose; the scent of musk.

Scent (n.) Specifically, the odor left by an animal on the ground in passing over it; as, dogs find or lose the scent; hence, course of pursuit; track of discovery.

Scent (n.) The power of smelling; the sense of smell; as, a hound of nice scent; to divert the scent.

Scentful (a.) Full of scent or odor; odorous.

Scentful (a.) Of quick or keen smell.

Scentingly (adv.) By scent.

Scentless (a.) Having no scent.

Scepsis (n.) Skepticism; skeptical philosophy.

Scepter (n.) Alt. of Sceptre

Sceptre (n.) A staff or baton borne by a sovereign, as a ceremonial badge or emblem of authority; a royal mace.

Sceptre (n.) Hence, royal or imperial power or authority; sovereignty; as, to assume the scepter.

Sceptered (imp. & p. p.) of Sceptre

Sceptred () of Sceptre

Sceptering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sceptre

Sceptring () of Sceptre

Scepter (v. t.) Alt. of Sceptre

Sceptre (v. t.) To endow with the scepter, or emblem of authority; to invest with royal authority.

Scepterellate (a.) Having a straight shaft with whorls of spines; -- said of certain sponge spicules. See Illust. under Spicule.

Scepterless (a.) Alt. of Sceptreless

Sceptreless (a.) Having no scepter; without authority; powerless; as, a scepterless king.

Sceptic () Alt. of Scepticism

Sceptical () Alt. of Scepticism

Scepticism () etc. See Skeptic, Skeptical, Skepticism, etc.

Sceptral (a.) Of or pertaining to a scepter; like a scepter.

Scern (v. t.) To discern; to perceive.

Schade (n.) Shade; shadow.

Schah (n.) See Shah.

Schediasm (n.) Cursory writing on a loose sheet.

Schedule (n.) 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.

Schedule (v. t.) To form into, or place in, a schedule.

Scheele's green () See under Green.

Scheelin (n.) Scheelium.

Scheelite (n.) Calcium tungstate, a mineral of a white or pale yellowish color and of the tetragonal system of crystallization.

Scheelium (n.) The metal tungsten.

Scheik (n.) See Sheik.

Schelly (n.) The powan.

Schemata (pl. ) of Schema

Schemas (pl. ) of Schema

Schema (n.) 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 (a.) Of or pertaining to a scheme or a schema.

Schematism (n.) Combination of the aspects of heavenly bodies.

Schematism (n.) Particular form or disposition of a thing; an exhibition in outline of any systematic arrangement.

Schematist (n.) One given to forming schemes; a projector; a schemer.

Schematize (v. i.) To form a scheme or schemes.

Scheme (n.) A combination of things connected and adjusted by design; a system.

Scheme (n.) A plan or theory something to be done; a design; a project; as, to form a scheme.

Scheme (n.) Any lineal or mathematical diagram; an outline.

Scheme (n.) A representation of the aspects of the celestial bodies for any moment or at a given event.

Schemed (imp. & p. p.) of Scheme

Scheming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scheme

Scheme (v. t.) To make a scheme of; to plan; to design; to project; to plot.

Scheme (v. i.) To form a scheme or schemes.

Schemeful (a.) Full of schemes or plans.

Schemer (n.) One who forms schemes; a projector; esp., a plotter; an intriguer.

Scheming (a.) Given to forming schemes; artful; intriguing.

Schemist (n.) A schemer.

Schene (n.) An Egyptian or Persian measure of length, varying from thirty-two to sixty stadia.

Schenkbeer (n.) A mild German beer.

Scherbet (n.) See Sherbet.

Scherif (n.) See Sherif.

Scherzando (adv.) In a playful or sportive manner.

Scherzo (n.) 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 (n.) General state or disposition of the body or mind, or of one thing with regard to other things; habitude.

Schesis (n.) A figure of speech whereby the mental habitude of an adversary or opponent is feigned for the purpose of arguing against him.

Schetic (a.) Alt. of Schetical

Schetical (a.) Of or pertaining to the habit of the body; constitutional.

Schiedam (n.) Holland gin made at Schiedam in the Netherlands.

Schiller (n.) 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 (n.) The act or process of producing schiller in a mineral mass.

Schilling (n.) Any one of several small German and Dutch coins, worth from about one and a half cents to about five cents.

Schindylesis (n.) A form of articulation in which one bone is received into a groove or slit in another.

Schirrhus (n.) See Scirrhus.

Schism (n.) 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 (n.) An interval equal to half a comma.

Schismatic (a.) Of or pertaining to schism; implying schism; partaking of the nature of schism; tending to schism; as, schismatic opinions or proposals.

Schismatic (n.) One who creates or takes part in schism; one who separates from an established church or religious communion on account of a difference of opinion.

Schismatical (a.) Same as Schismatic.

Schismatized (imp. & p. p.) of Schismatize

Schismatizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Schismatize

Schismatize (v. i.) To take part in schism; to make a breach of communion in the church.

Schismless (a.) Free from schism.

Schist (n.) 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 (a.) Of a slate color.

Schistic (a.) Schistose.

Schistose (a.) Alt. of Schistous

Schistous (a.) Of or pertaining to schist; having the structure of a schist.

Schistosity (n.) The quality or state of being schistose.

Schizo- () A combining form denoting division or cleavage; as, schizogenesis, reproduction by fission or cell division.

Schizocarp (n.) A dry fruit which splits at maturity into several closed one-seeded portions.

Schizocoele (n.) See Enterocoele.

Schizocoelous (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a schizocoele.

Schizogenesis (n.) Reproduction by fission.

Schizognath (n.) Any bird with a schizognathous palate.

Schizognathae (n. pl.) The schizognathous birds.

Schizognathism (n.) The condition of having a schizognathous palate.

Schizognathous (a.) 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 (n. pl.) An order of Schizophyta, including the so-called fission fungi, or bacteria. See Schizophyta, in the Supplement.

Schizonemertea (n. pl.) A group of nemerteans comprising those having a deep slit along each side of the head. See Illust. in Appendix.

Schizopelmous (a.) Having the two flexor tendons of the toes entirely separate, and the flexor hallucis going to the first toe only.

Schizophyte (n.) 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 (n.) one of the Schizopoda. Also used adjectively.

Schizopod (a.) Alt. of Schizopodous

Schizopodous (a.) Of or pertaining to a schizopod, or the Schizopoda.

Schizopoda (n. pl.) A division of shrimplike Thoracostraca in which each of the thoracic legs has a long fringed upper branch (exopodite) for swimming.

Scizorhinal (a.) Having the nasal bones separate.

Scizorhinal (a.) Having the anterior nostrils prolonged backward in the form of a slit.

Schlich (n.) The finer portion of a crushed ore, as of gold, lead, or tin, separated by the water in certain wet processes.

Schmelze (n.) A kind of glass of a red or ruby color, made in Bohemia.

Schnapps (n.) Holland gin.

Schneiderian (a.) Discovered or described by C. V. Schneider, a German anatomist of the seventeenth century.

Schoharie grit () 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 (n.) 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.

Scholar (n.) One engaged in the pursuits of learning; a learned person; one versed in any branch, or in many branches, of knowledge; a person of high literary or scientific attainments; a savant.

Scholar (n.) A man of books.

Scholar (n.) In English universities, an undergraduate who belongs to the foundation of a college, and receives support in part from its revenues.

Scholarity (n.) Scholarship.

Scholarlike (a.) Scholarly.

Scholarly (a.) Like a scholar, or learned person; showing the qualities of a scholar; as, a scholarly essay or critique.

Scholarly (adv.) In a scholarly manner.

Scholarship (n.) The character and qualities of a scholar; attainments in science or literature; erudition; learning.

Scholarship (n.) Literary education.

Scholarship (n.) Maintenance for a scholar; a foundation for the support of a student.

Scholastic (a.) Pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride; scholastic learning.

Scholastic (a.) Of or pertaining to the schoolmen and divines of the Middle Ages (see Schoolman); as, scholastic divinity or theology; scholastic philosophy.

Scholastic (a.) Hence, characterized by excessive subtilty, or needlessly minute subdivisions; pedantic; formal.

Scholastic (n.) One who adheres to the method or subtilties of the schools.

Scholastic (n.) See the Note under Jesuit.

Scholastical (a. & n.) Scholastic.

Scholastically (adv.) In a scholastic manner.

Scholasticism (n.) The method or subtilties of the schools of philosophy; scholastic formality; scholastic doctrines or philosophy.

Scholia (n. pl.) See Scholium.

Scholiast (n.) A maker of scholia; a commentator or annotator.

Scholiastic (a.) Of or pertaining to a scholiast, or his pursuits.

Scholiaze (v. i.) To write scholia.

Scholical (a.) Scholastic.

Scholion (n.) A scholium.

Scholia (pl. ) of Scholium

Scholiums (pl. ) of Scholium

Scholium (n.) A marginal annotation; an explanatory remark or comment; specifically, an explanatory comment on the text of a classic author by an early grammarian.

Scholium (n.) A remark or observation subjoined to a demonstration or a train of reasoning.

Scholy (n.) A scholium.

Scholy (v. i. & t.) To write scholia; to annotate.

School (n.) A shoal; a multitude; as, a school of fish.

School (n.) A place for learned intercourse and instruction; an institution for learning; an educational establishment; a place for acquiring knowledge and mental training; as, the school of the prophets.

School (n.) A place of primary instruction; an establishment for the instruction of children; as, a primary school; a common school; a grammar school.

School (n.) A session of an institution of instruction.

School (n.) One of the seminaries for teaching logic, metaphysics, and theology, which were formed in the Middle Ages, and which were characterized by academical disputations and subtilties of reasoning.

School (n.) The room or hall in English universities where the examinations for degrees and honors are held.

School (n.) An assemblage of scholars; those who attend upon instruction in a school of any kind; a body of pupils.

School (n.) The disciples or followers of a teacher; those who hold a common doctrine, or accept the same teachings; a sect or denomination in philosophy, theology, science, medicine, politics, etc.

School (n.) The canons, precepts, or body of opinion or practice, sanctioned by the authority of a particular class or age; as, he was a gentleman of the old school.

School (n.) Figuratively, any means of knowledge or discipline; as, the school of experience.

Schooled (imp. & p. p.) of School

Schooling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of School

School (v. t.) To train in an institution of learning; to educate at a school; to teach.

School (v. t.) To tutor; to chide and admonish; to reprove; to subject to systematic discipline; to train.

Schoolbook (n.) A book used in schools for learning lessons.

Schoolboy (n.) A boy belonging to, or attending, a school.

Schooldame (n.) A schoolmistress.

Schoolery (n.) Something taught; precepts; schooling.

Schoolfellow (n.) One bred at the same school; an associate in school.

Schoolgirl (n.) A girl belonging to, or attending, a school.

Schoolhouse (n.) A house appropriated for the use of a school or schools, or for instruction.

Schooling (n.) Instruction in school; tuition; education in an institution of learning; act of teaching.

Schooling (n.) Discipline; reproof; reprimand; as, he gave his son a good schooling.

Schooling (n.) Compensation for instruction; price or reward paid to an instructor for teaching pupils.

Schooling (a.) Collecting or running in schools or shoals.

Schoolma'am (n.) A schoolmistress.

Schoolmaid (n.) A schoolgirl.

Schoolmen (pl. ) of Schoolman

Schoolman (n.) One versed in the niceties of academical disputation or of school divinity.

Schoolmaster (n.) The man who presides over and teaches a school; a male teacher of a school.

Schoolmaster (n.) One who, or that which, disciplines and directs.

Schoolmate (n.) A pupil who attends the same school as another.

Schoolmistress (n.) A woman who governs and teaches a school; a female school-teacher.

Schoolroom (n.) A room in which pupils are taught.

Schoolship (n.) 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 (n.) One who teaches or instructs a school.

Schoolward (adv.) Toward school.

Schooner (n.) 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.

Schooner (n.) A large goblet or drinking glass, -- used for lager beer or ale.

Schorl (n.) Black tourmaline.

Schorlaceous (a.) Partaking of the nature and character of schorl; resembling schorl.

Schorlous (a.) Schorlaceous.

Schorly (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, schorl; as, schorly granite.

Schottish (n.) Alt. of Schottische

Schottische (n.) 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 (n.) A mineral occurring in steel-gray flexible folia. It contains iron, nickel, and phosphorus, and is found only in meteoric iron.

Schrode (n.) See Scrod.

Schwann's sheath () The neurilemma.

Schwann's white substance () The substance of the medullary sheath.

Schwanpan (n.) Chinese abacus.

Schweitzerkase (n.) Gruyere cheese.

Schwenkfelder (n.) Alt. of Schwenkfeldian

Schwenkfeldian (n.) 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 (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sciaenidae, a family of marine fishes which includes the meagre, the squeteague, and the kingfish.

Sciagraph (n.) An old term for a vertical section of a building; -- called also sciagraphy. See Vertical section, under Section.

Sciagraph (n.) A radiograph.

Sciagraphical (a.) Pertaining to sciagraphy.

Sciagraphy (n.) The art or science of projecting or delineating shadows as they fall in nature.

Sciagraphy (n.) Same as Sciagraph.

Sciamachy (n.) See Sciomachy.

Sciatheric (a.) Alt. of Sciatherical

Sciatherical (a.) Belonging to a sundial.

Sciatic (a.) Of or pertaining to the hip; in the region of, or affecting, the hip; ischial; ischiatic; as, the sciatic nerve, sciatic pains.

Sciatic (n.) Sciatica.

Sciatica (n.) 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 (a.) Sciatic.

Sciatically (adv.) With, or by means of, sciatica.

Scibboleth (n.) Shibboleth.

Science (n.) Knowledge; knowledge of principles and causes; ascertained truth of facts.

Science (n.) Accumulated and established knowledge, which has been systematized and formulated with reference to the discovery of general truths or the operation of general laws; knowledge classified and made available in work, life, or the search for truth; comprehensive, profound, or philosophical knowledge.

Science (n.) Especially, such knowledge when it relates to the physical world and its phenomena, the nature, constitution, and forces of matter, the qualities and functions of living tissues, etc.; -- called also natural science, and physical science.

Science (n.) Any branch or department of systematized knowledge considered as a distinct field of investigation or object of study; as, the science of astronomy, of chemistry, or of mind.

Science (n.) Art, skill, or expertness, regarded as the result of knowledge of laws and principles.

Science (v. t.) To cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct.

Scient (a.) Knowing; skillful.

Scienter (adv.) Knowingly; willfully.

Sciential (a.) Pertaining to, or producing, science.

Scientific (a.) Of or pertaining to science; used in science; as, scientific principles; scientific apparatus; scientific observations.

Scientific (a.) Agreeing with, or depending on, the rules or principles of science; as, a scientific classification; a scientific arrangement of fossils.

Scientific (a.) Having a knowledge of science, or of a science; evincing science or systematic knowledge; as, a scientific chemist; a scientific reasoner; a scientific argument.

Scientifical (a.) Scientific.

Scientifically (adv.) In a scientific manner; according to the rules or principles of science.

Scientist (n.) One learned in science; a scientific investigator; one devoted to scientific study; a savant.

Scilicet (adv.) To wit; namely; videlicet; -- often abbreviated to sc., or ss.

Scillain (n.) A glucoside extracted from squill (Scilla) as a light porous substance.

Scillitin (n.) A bitter principle extracted from the bulbs of the squill (Scilla), and probably consisting of a complex mixture of several substances.

Scimiter (n.) Alt. of Scimitar

Scimitar (n.) A saber with a much curved blade having the edge on the convex side, -- in use among Mohammedans, esp., the Arabs and persians.

Scimitar (n.) A long-handled billhook. See Billhook.

Scincoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Scincidae, or skinks.

Scincoid (n.) A scincoidian.

Scincoidea (n. pl.) A tribe of lizards including the skinks. See Skink.

Scincoidian (n.) 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 (n.) Some kind of stinging or biting insect, as a flea, a gnat, a sandfly, or the like.

Scink (n.) A skink.

Scink (n.) A slunk calf.

Scintilla (n.) A spark; the least particle; an iota; a tittle.

Scintillant (a.) Emitting sparks, or fine igneous particles; sparkling.

Scintillated (imp. & p. p.) of Scintillate

Scintillating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scintillate

Scintillate (v. i.) To emit sparks, or fine igneous particles.

Scintillate (v. i.) To sparkle, as the fixed stars.

Scintillation (n.) The act of scintillating.

Scintillation (n.) A spark or flash emitted in scintillating.

Scintillous (a.) Scintillant.

Scintillously (adv.) In a scintillant manner.

Sciography (n.) See Sciagraphy.

Sciolism (n.) The knowledge of a sciolist; superficial knowledge.

Sciolist (n.) One who knows many things superficially; a pretender to science; a smatterer.

Sciolistic (a.) Of or pertaining to sciolism, or a sciolist; partaking of sciolism; resembling a sciolist.

Sciolous (a.) Knowing superficially or imperfectly.

Sciomachy (n.) A fighting with a shadow; a mock contest; an imaginary or futile combat.

Sciomancy (n.) Divination by means of shadows.

Scion (n.) A shoot or sprout of a plant; a sucker.

Scion (n.) A piece of a slender branch or twig cut for grafting.

Scion (n.) Hence, a descendant; an heir; as, a scion of a royal stock.

Scioptic (a.) Of or pertaining to an optical arrangement for forming images in a darkened room, usually called scioptic ball.

Sciopticon (n.) A kind of magic lantern.

Scioptics (n.) The art or process of exhibiting luminous images, especially those of external objects, in a darkened room, by arrangements of lenses or mirrors.

Scioptric (a.) Scioptic.

Sciot (a.) Of or pertaining to the island Scio (Chio or Chios).

Sciot (n.) A native or inhabitant of Scio.

Sciotheric (a.) Of or pertaining to a sundial.

Scious (a.) Knowing; having knowledge.

Scire facias () 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 (a.) Resembling scirrhus.

Scirrhosity (n.) A morbid induration, as of a gland; state of being scirrhous.

Scirrhous (a.) Proceeding from scirrhus; of the nature of scirrhus; indurated; knotty; as, scirrhous affections; scirrhous disease.

Scirrhi (pl. ) of Scirrhus

Scirrhuses (pl. ) of Scirrhus

Scirrhus (n.) An indurated organ or part; especially, an indurated gland.

Scirrhus (n.) A cancerous tumor which is hard, translucent, of a gray or bluish color, and emits a creaking sound when incised.

Sciscitation (n.) The act of inquiring; inquiry; demand.

Scise (v. i.) To cut; to penetrate.

Scissel (n.) The clippings of metals made in various mechanical operations.

Scissel (n.) The slips or plates of metal out of which circular blanks have been cut for the purpose of coinage.

Scissible (a.) Capable of being cut or divided by a sharp instrument.

Scissil (n.) See Scissel.

Scissile (a.) Capable of being cut smoothly; scissible.

Scission (n.) The act of dividing with an instrument having a sharp edge.

Scissiparity (n.) Reproduction by fission.

Scissor (v. t.) To cut with scissors or shears; to prepare with the aid of scissors.

Scissors (n. pl.) 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 (n.) See Skimmer.

Scissorstail (n.) 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 (a.) Having the outer feathers much the longest, the others decreasing regularly to the median ones.

Scissure (n.) A longitudinal opening in a body, made by cutting; a cleft; a fissure.

Scitamineous (a.) 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 (a.) Of or pertaining to the Squirrel family.

Sciurine (n.) A rodent of the Squirrel family.

Sciuroid (a.) Resembling the tail of a squirrel; -- generally said of branches which are close and dense, or of spikes of grass like barley.

Sciuromorpha (n. pl.) A tribe of rodents containing the squirrels and allied animals, such as the gophers, woodchucks, beavers, and others.

Sciurus (n.) A genus of rodents comprising the common squirrels.

Sclaundre (n.) Slander.

Sclav (n.) Alt. of Sclave

Sclave (n.) Same as Slav.

Sclavic (a.) Same as Slavic.

Sclavism (n.) Same as Slavism.

Sclavonian (a. & n.) Same as Slavonian.

Sclavonic (a.) Same as Slavonic.

Sclender (a.) Slender.

Scleragogy (n.) Severe discipline.

Sclerema (n.) Induration of the cellular tissue.

Sclerenchyma (n.) Vegetable tissue composed of short cells with thickened or hardened walls, as in nutshells and the gritty parts of a pear. See Sclerotic.

Sclerenchyma (n.) The hard calcareous deposit in the tissues of Anthozoa, constituting the stony corals.

Sclerenchymatous (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, sclerenchyma.

Sclerenchyme (n.) Sclerenchyma.

Scleriasis (n.) A morbid induration of the edge of the eyelid.

Scleriasis (n.) Induration of any part, including scleroderma.

Sclerite (n.) A hard chitinous or calcareous process or corpuscle, especially a spicule of the Alcyonaria.

Scleritis (n.) See Sclerotitis.

Sclerobase (n.) 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 (n.) One of a tribe of plectognath fishes (Sclerodermi) having the skin covered with hard scales, or plates, as the cowfish and the trunkfish.

Scleroderm (n.) One of the Sclerodermata.

Scleroderm (n.) Hardened, or bony, integument of various animals.

Scleroderma (n.) A disease of adults, characterized by a diffuse rigidity and hardness of the skin.

Sclerodermata (n. pl.) The stony corals; the Madreporaria.

Sclerodermic () Alt. of Sclerodermous

Sclerodermous () Having the integument, or skin, hard, or covered with hard plates.

Sclerodermous () Of or pertaining to the Sclerodermata.

Sclerodermite (n.) The hard integument of Crustacea.

Sclerodermite (n.) Sclerenchyma.

Sclerogen (n.) The thickening matter of woody cells; lignin.

Sclerogenous (a.) Making or secreting a hard substance; becoming hard.

Scleroid (a.) Having a hard texture, as nutshells.

Scleroma (n.) Induration of the tissues. See Sclerema, Scleroderma, and Sclerosis.

Sclerometer (n.) An instrument for determining with accuracy the degree of hardness of a mineral.

Sclerosed (a.) Affected with sclerosis.

Sclerosis (n.) Induration; hardening; especially, that form of induration produced in an organ by increase of its interstitial connective tissue.

Sclerosis (n.) Hardening of the cell wall by lignification.

Scleroskeleton (n.) That part of the skeleton which is developed in tendons, ligaments, and aponeuroses.

Sclerotal (a.) Sclerotic.

Sclerotal (n.) The optic capsule; the sclerotic coat of the eye.

Sclerotic (a.) Hard; firm; indurated; -- applied especially in anatomy to the firm outer coat of the eyeball, which is often cartilaginous and sometimes bony.

Sclerotic (a.) Of or pertaining to the sclerotic coat of the eye; sclerotical.

Sclerotic (a.) Affected with sclerosis; sclerosed.

Sclerotic (n.) The sclerotic coat of the eye. See Illust. of Eye (d).

Sclerotic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained from ergot or the sclerotium of a fungus growing on rye.

Sclerotical (a.) Sclerotic.

Sclerotitis (n.) Inflammation of the sclerotic coat.

Sclerotia (pl. ) of Sclerotium

Sclerotium (n.) A hardened body formed by certain fungi, as by the Claviceps purpurea, which produces ergot.

Sclerotium (n.) The mature or resting stage of a plasmodium.

Sclerotome (n.) One of the bony, cartilaginous, or membranous partitions which separate the myotomes.

Sclerous (a.) Hard; indurated; sclerotic.

Scoat (v. t.) To prop; to scotch.

Scobby (n.) The chaffinch.

Scobiform (a.) Having the form of, or resembling, sawdust or raspings.

Scobs (n. sing. & pl.) Raspings of ivory, hartshorn, metals, or other hard substance.

Scobs (n. sing. & pl.) The dross of metals.

Scoff (n.) Derision; ridicule; mockery; derisive or mocking expression of scorn, contempt, or reproach.

Scoff (n.) An object of scorn, mockery, or derision.

Scoffed (imp. & p. p.) of Scoff

Scoffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scoff

Scoff (n.) To show insolent ridicule or mockery; to manifest contempt by derisive acts or language; -- often with at.

Scoff (v. t.) To treat or address with derision; to assail scornfully; to mock at.

Scoffer (n.) One who scoffs.

Scoffery (n.) The act of scoffing; scoffing conduct; mockery.

Scoffingly (adv.) In a scoffing manner.

Scoke (n.) Poke (Phytolacca decandra).

Scolay (v. i.) See Scoley.

Scolded (imp. & p. p.) of Scold

Scolding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scold

Scold (v. i.) 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.

Scold (v. t.) To chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke or reprove with severity.

Scold (n.) One who scolds, or makes a practice of scolding; esp., a rude, clamorous woman; a shrew.

Scold (n.) A scolding; a brawl.

Scolder (n.) One who scolds.

Scolder (n.) The oyster catcher; -- so called from its shrill cries.

Scolder (n.) The old squaw.

Scolding () a. & n. from Scold, v.

Scoldingly (adv.) In a scolding manner.

Scole (n.) School.

Scolecida (n. pl.) Same as Helminthes.

Scolecite (n.) 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 (n. pl.) Same as Scolecida.

Scoleces (pl. ) of Scolex

Scolex (n.) 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.

Scolex (n.) One of the Scolecida.

Scoley (v. i.) To go to school; to study.

Scoliosis (n.) A lateral curvature of the spine.

Scolithus (n.) A tubular structure found in Potsdam sandstone, and believed to be the fossil burrow of a marine worm.

Scollop (n. & v.) See Scallop.

Scolopacine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Scolopacidae, or Snipe family.

Scolopendra (n.) A genus of venomous myriapods including the centipeds. See Centiped.

Scolopendra (n.) A sea fish.

Scolopendrine (a.) Like or pertaining to the Scolopendra.

Scolytid (n.) Any one of numerous species of small bark-boring beetles of the genus Scolytus and allied genera. Also used adjectively.

Scomber (n.) A genus of acanthopterygious fishes which includes the common mackerel.

Scomberoid (a. & n.) Same as Scombroid.

Scombriformes (n. pl.) A division of fishes including the mackerels, tunnies, and allied fishes.

Scombroid (a.) Like or pertaining to the Mackerel family.

Scombroid (n.) Any fish of the family Scombridae, of which the mackerel (Scomber) is the type.

Scomfish (v. t. & i.) To suffocate or stifle; to smother.

Scomfit (n. & v.) Discomfit.

Scomm (n.) A buffoon.

Scomm (n.) A flout; a jeer; a gibe; a taunt.

Sconce (p. p.) A fortification, or work for defense; a fort.

Sconce (p. p.) A hut for protection and shelter; a stall.

Sconce (p. p.) A piece of armor for the head; headpiece; helmet.

Sconce (p. p.) Fig.: The head; the skull; also, brains; sense; discretion.

Sconce (p. p.) A poll tax; a mulct or fine.

Sconce (p. p.) A protection for a light; a lantern or cased support for a candle; hence, a fixed hanging or projecting candlestick.

Sconce (p. p.) Hence, the circular tube, with a brim, in a candlestick, into which the candle is inserted.

Sconce (p. p.) A squinch.

Sconce (p. p.) A fragment of a floe of ice.

Sconce (p. p.) A fixed seat or shelf.

Sconced (imp. & p. p.) of Sconce

Sconcing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sconce

Sconce (v. t.) To shut up in a sconce; to imprison; to insconce.

Sconce (v. t.) To mulct; to fine.

Sconcheon (n.) A squinch.

Scone (n.) A cake, thinner than a bannock, made of wheat or barley or oat meal.

Scoop (n.) A large ladle; a vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids; a utensil for bailing boats.

Scoop (n.) A deep shovel, or any similar implement for digging out and dipping or shoveling up anything; as, a flour scoop; the scoop of a dredging machine.

Scoop (n.) A spoon-shaped instrument, used in extracting certain substances or foreign bodies.

Scoop (n.) A place hollowed out; a basinlike cavity; a hollow.

Scoop (n.) A sweep; a stroke; a swoop.

Scoop (n.) The act of scooping, or taking with a scoop or ladle; a motion with a scoop, as in dipping or shoveling.

Scooped (imp. & p. p.) of Scoop

Scooping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scoop

Scoop (n.) To take out or up with, a scoop; to lade out.

Scoop (n.) To empty by lading; as, to scoop a well dry.

Scoop (n.) To make hollow, as a scoop or dish; to excavate; to dig out; to form by digging or excavation.

Scooper (n.) One who, or that which, scoops.

Scooper (n.) The avocet; -- so called because it scoops up the mud to obtain food.

Scoot (v. i.) To walk fast; to go quickly; to run hastily away.

Scoparin (n.) A yellow gelatinous or crystalline substance found in broom (Cytisus scoparius) accompanying sparteine.

Scopate (a.) Having the surface closely covered with hairs, like a brush.

-scope () A combining form usually signifying an instrument for viewing (with the eye) or observing (in any way); as in microscope, telescope, altoscope, anemoscope.

Scope (n.) 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.

Scope (n.) Room or opportunity for free outlook or aim; space for action; amplitude of opportunity; free course or vent; liberty; range of view, intent, or action.

Scope (n.) Extended area.

Scope (n.) Length; extent; sweep; as, scope of cable.

Scope (v. t.) To look at for the purpose of evaluation; usually with out; as, to scope out the area as a camping site.

Scopeline (a.) Scopeloid.

Scopeloid (a.) Like or pertaining to fishes of the genus Scopelus, or family Scopelodae, which includes many small oceanic fishes, most of which are phosphorescent.

Scopeloid (n.) Any fish of the family Scopelidae.

Scopiferous (a.) Bearing a tuft of brushlike hairs.

Scopiform (a.) Having the form of a broom or besom.

Scopiped (n.) Same as Scopuliped.

Scoppet (v. t.) To lade or dip out.

Scops owl () 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 (a.) Alt. of Scoptical

Scoptical (a.) Jesting; jeering; scoffing.

Scopulas (pl. ) of Scopula

Scopulae (pl. ) of Scopula

Scopula (n.) A peculiar brushlike organ found on the foot of spiders and used in the construction of the web.

Scopula (n.) A special tuft of hairs on the leg of a bee.

Scopuliped (n.) 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 (a.) Full of rocks; rocky.

Scorbute (n.) Scurvy.

Scorbutic (a.) Alt. of Scorbutical

Scorbutical (a.) Of or pertaining to scurvy; of the nature of, or resembling, scurvy; diseased with scurvy; as, a scorbutic person; scorbutic complaints or symptoms.

Scorbutus (n.) Scurvy.

Scorce (n.) Barter.

Scorched (imp. & p. p.) of Scorch

Scorching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scorch

Scorch (v. t.) 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.

Scorch (v. t.) To affect painfully with heat, or as with heat; to dry up with heat; to affect as by heat.

Scorch (v. t.) To burn; to destroy by, or as by, fire.

Scorch (v. i.) To be burnt on the surface; to be parched; to be dried up.

Scorch (v. i.) To burn or be burnt.

Scorching (a.) Burning; parching or shriveling with heat.

Score (n.) A notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a tally mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose of account.

Score (n.) An account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; hence, indebtedness.

Score (n.) Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf.

Score (n.) The number twenty, as being marked off by a special score or tally; hence, in pl., a large number.

Score (n.) A distance of twenty yards; -- a term used in ancient archery and gunnery.

Score (n.) A weight of twenty pounds.

Score (n.) The number of points gained by the contestants, or either of them, in any game, as in cards or cricket.

Score (n.) A line drawn; a groove or furrow.

Score (n.) The original and entire draught, or its transcript, of a composition, with the parts for all the different instruments or voices written on staves one above another, so that they can be read at a glance; -- so called from the bar, which, in its early use, was drawn through all the parts.

Scored (imp. & p. p.) of Score

Scoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Score

Score (v. t.) To mark with lines, scratches, or notches; to cut notches or furrows in; to notch; to scratch; to furrow; as, to score timber for hewing; to score the back with a lash.

Score (v. t.) Especially, to mark with significant lines or notches, for indicating or keeping account of something; as, to score a tally.

Score (v. t.) To mark or signify by lines or notches; to keep record or account of; to set down; to record; to charge.

Score (v. t.) To engrave, as upon a shield.

Score (v. t.) To make a score of, as points, runs, etc., in a game.

Score (v. t.) To write down in proper order and arrangement; as, to score an overture for an orchestra. See Score, n., 9.

Score (n.) To mark with parallel lines or scratches; as, the rocks of New England and the Western States were scored in the drift epoch.

Scorer (n.) One who, or that which, scores.

Scoriae (pl. ) of Scoria

Scoria (n.) The recrement of metals in fusion, or the slag rejected after the reduction of metallic ores; dross.

Scoria (n.) Cellular slaggy lava; volcanic cinders.

Scoriac (a.) Scoriaceous.

Scoriaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to scoria; like scoria or the recrement of metals; partaking of the nature of scoria.

Scorie (n.) The young of any gull.

Scorification (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (a.) In the form of scoria.

Scorified (imp. & p. p.) of Scorify

Scorifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scorify

Scorify (v. t.) 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 (a.) Scoriaceous.

Scorn (n.) Extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; that disdain which springs from the opinion of the utter meanness and unworthiness of an object.

Scorn (n.) An act or expression of extreme contempt.

Scorn (n.) An object of extreme disdain, contempt, or derision.

Scorned (imp. & p. p.) of Scorn

Scoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scorn

Scorn (n.) To hold in extreme contempt; to reject as unworthy of regard; to despise; to contemn; to disdain.

Scorn (n.) To treat with extreme contempt; to make the object of insult; to mock; to scoff at; to deride.

Scorn (v. i.) To scoff; to mock; to show contumely, derision, or reproach; to act disdainfully.

Scorner (n.) One who scorns; a despiser; a contemner; specifically, a scoffer at religion.

Scornful (a.) Full of scorn or contempt; contemptuous; disdainful.

Scornful (a.) Treated with scorn; exciting scorn.

Scorny (a.) Deserving scorn; paltry.

Scorodite (n.) A leek-green or brownish mineral occurring in orthorhombic crystals. It is a hydrous arseniate of iron.

Scorpaenoid (a.) 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 (n.) A marine food fish of the genus Scorpaena, as the European hogfish (S. scrofa), and the California species (S. guttata).

Scorper (n.) Same as Scauper.

Scorpiones (pl. ) of Scorpio

Scorpio (n.) A scorpion.

Scorpio (n.) The eighth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about the twenty-third day of October, marked thus [/] in almanacs.

Scorpio (n.) A constellation of the zodiac containing the bright star Antares. It is drawn on the celestial globe in the figure of a scorpion.

Scorpiodea (n. pl.) Same as Scorpiones.

Scorpioid (a.) Alt. of Scorpioidal

Scorpioidal (a.) Having the inflorescence curved or circinate at the end, like a scorpion's tail.

Scorpion (n.) Any one of numerous species of pulmonate arachnids of the order Scorpiones, having a suctorial mouth, large claw-bearing palpi, and a caudal sting.

Scorpion (n.) The pine or gray lizard (Sceloporus undulatus).

Scorpion (n.) The scorpene.

Scorpion (n.) A painful scourge.

Scorpion (n.) A sign and constellation. See Scorpio.

Scorpion (n.) An ancient military engine for hurling stones and other missiles.

Scorpiones (n. pl.) A division of arachnids comprising the scorpions.

Scorpionidea (n. pl.) Same as Scorpiones.

Scorpionwort (n.) A leguminous plant (Ornithopus scorpioides) of Southern Europe, having slender curved pods.

Scorse (n.) Barter; exchange; trade.

Scorse (v. t.) To barter or exchange.

Scorse (v. t.) To chase.

Scorse (v. i.) To deal for the purchase of anything; to practice barter.

Scortatory (a.) Pertaining to lewdness or fornication; lewd.

Scot (n.) A name for a horse.

Scot (n.) A native or inhabitant of Scotland; a Scotsman, or Scotchman.

Scot (n.) A portion of money assessed or paid; a tax or contribution; a mulct; a fine; a shot.

Scotal (n.) Alt. of Scotale

Scotale (n.) 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 (a.) Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants; Scottish.

Scotch (n.) The dialect or dialects of English spoken by the people of Scotland.

Scotch (n.) Collectively, the people of Scotland.

Scotched (imp. & p. p.) of Scotch

Scotching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scotch

Scotch (v. t.) To shoulder up; to prop or block with a wedge, chock, etc., as a wheel, to prevent its rolling or slipping.

Scotch (n.) A chock, wedge, prop, or other support, to prevent slipping; as, a scotch for a wheel or a log on inclined ground.

Scotch (v. t.) To cut superficially; to wound; to score.

Scotch (n.) A slight cut or incision; a score.

Scotch-hopper (n.) Hopscotch.

Scotching (n.) Dressing stone with a pick or pointed instrument.

Scotchmen (pl. ) of Scotchman

Scotchman (n.) A native or inhabitant of Scotland; a Scot; a Scotsman.

Scotchman (n.) A piece of wood or stiff hide placed over shrouds and other rigging to prevent chafe by the running gear.

Scoter (n.) Any one of several species of northern sea ducks of the genus Oidemia.

Scot-free (a.) Free from payment of scot; untaxed; hence, unhurt; clear; safe.

Scoth (v. t.) To clothe or cover up.

Scotia (n.) A concave molding used especially in classical architecture.

Scotia (n.) Scotland

Scotist (n.) 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 (n.) An instrument for writing in the dark, or without seeing.

Scotoma (n.) Scotomy.

Scotomy (n.) Dizziness with dimness of sight.

Scotomy (n.) Obscuration of the field of vision due to the appearance of a dark spot before the eye.

Scotoscope (n.) An instrument that discloses objects in the dark or in a faint light.

Scots (a.) Of or pertaining to the Scotch; Scotch; Scottish; as, Scots law; a pound Scots (1s. 8d.).

Scotsman (n.) See Scotchman.

Scottering (n.) The burning of a wad of pease straw at the end of harvest.

Scotticism (n.) An idiom, or mode of expression, peculiar to Scotland or Scotchmen.

Scotticize (v. t.) To cause to become like the Scotch; to make Scottish.

Scottish (a.) 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 (n.) A mean, worthless fellow; a rascal; a villain; a man without honor or virtue.

Scoundrel (a.) Low; base; mean; unprincipled.

Scoundreldom (n.) The domain or sphere of scoundrels; scoundrels, collectively; the state, ideas, or practices of scoundrels.

Scoundrelism (n.) The practices or conduct of a scoundrel; baseness; rascality.

Scoured (imp. & p. p.) of Scour

Scouring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scour

Scour (v. t.) 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.

Scour (v. t.) To purge; as, to scour a horse.

Scour (v. t.) To remove by rubbing or cleansing; to sweep along or off; to carry away or remove, as by a current of water; -- often with off or away.

Scour (v. t.) To pass swiftly over; to brush along; to traverse or search thoroughly; as, to scour the coast.

Scour (v. i.) To clean anything by rubbing.

Scour (v. i.) To cleanse anything.

Scour (v. i.) To be purged freely; to have a diarrhoea.

Scour (v. i.) To run swiftly; to rove or range in pursuit or search of something; to scamper.

Scour (n.) Diarrhoea or dysentery among cattle.

Scourage (n.) Refuse water after scouring.

Scourer (n.) One who, or that which, scours.

Scourer (n.) A rover or footpad; a prowling robber.

Scourge (n.) A lash; a strap or cord; especially, a lash used to inflict pain or punishment; an instrument of punishment or discipline; a whip.

Scourge (n.) Hence, a means of inflicting punishment, vengeance, or suffering; an infliction of affliction; a punishment.

Scourged (imp. & p. p.) of Scourge

Scourging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scourge

Scourge (n.) To whip severely; to lash.

Scourge (n.) To punish with severity; to chastise; to afflict, as for sins or faults, and with the purpose of correction.

Scourge (n.) To harass or afflict severely.

Scourger (n.) One who scourges or punishes; one who afflicts severely.

Scourse (v. t.) See Scorse.

Scouse (n.) A sailor's dish. Bread scouse contains no meat; lobscouse contains meat, etc. See Lobscouse.

Scout (n.) A swift sailing boat.

Scout (n.) A projecting rock.

Scout (v. t.) To reject with contempt, as something absurd; to treat with ridicule; to flout; as, to scout an idea or an apology.

Scout (n.) A person sent out to gain and bring in tidings; especially, one employed in war to gain information of the movements and condition of an enemy.

Scout (n.) A college student's or undergraduate's servant; -- so called in Oxford, England; at Cambridge called a gyp; and at Dublin, a skip.

Scout (n.) A fielder in a game for practice.

Scout (n.) The act of scouting or reconnoitering.

Scouted (imp. & p. p.) of Scout

Scouting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scout

Scout (v. t.) To observe, watch, or look for, as a scout; to follow for the purpose of observation, as a scout.

Scout (v. t.) To pass over or through, as a scout; to reconnoiter; as, to scout a country.

Scout (v. i.) To go on the business of scouting, or watching the motions of an enemy; to act as a scout.

Scovel (n.) A mop for sweeping ovens; a malkin.

Scow (n.) A large flat-bottomed boat, having broad, square ends.

Scow (v. t.) To transport in a scow.

Scowled (imp. & p. p.) of Scowl

Scowling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scowl

Scowl (v. i.) To wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe, or angry.

Scowl (v. i.) Hence, to look gloomy, dark, or threatening; to lower.

Scowl (v. t.) To look at or repel with a scowl or a frown.

Scowl (v. t.) To express by a scowl; as, to scowl defiance.

Scowl (n.) The wrinkling of the brows or face in frowing; the expression of displeasure, sullenness, or discontent in the countenance; an angry frown.

Scowl (n.) Hence, gloom; dark or threatening aspect.

Scowlingly (adv.) In a scowling manner.

Scrabbed eggs () A Lenten dish, composed of eggs boiled hard, chopped, and seasoned with butter, salt, and pepper.

Scrabbled (imp. & p. p.) of Scrabble

Scrabbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scrabble

Scrabble (v. t.) 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.

Scrabble (v. t.) To make irregular, crooked, or unmeaning marks; to scribble; to scrawl.

Scrabble (v. t.) To mark with irregular lines or letters; to scribble; as, to scrabble paper.

Scrabble (n.) The act of scrabbling; a moving upon the hands and knees; a scramble; also, a scribble.

Scraber (n.) The Manx shearwater.

Scraber (n.) The black guillemot.

Scraffle (v. i.) To scramble or struggle; to wrangle; also, to be industrious.

Scrag (n.) Something thin, lean, or rough; a bony piece; especially, a bony neckpiece of meat; hence, humorously or in contempt, the neck.

Scrag (n.) A rawboned person.

Scrag (n.) A ragged, stunted tree or branch.

Scragged (a.) Rough with irregular points, or a broken surface; scraggy; as, a scragged backbone.

Scragged (a.) Lean and rough; scraggy.

Scraggedness (n.) Quality or state of being scragged.

Scraggily (adv.) In a scraggy manner.

Scragginess (n.) The quality or state of being scraggy; scraggedness.

Scraggy (superl.) Rough with irregular points; scragged.

Scraggy (superl.) Lean and rough; scragged.

Scragly (a.) See Scraggy.

Scrag-necked (a.) Having a scraggy neck.

Scrambled (imp. & p. p.) of Scramble

Scrambling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scramble

Scramble (v. i.) To clamber with hands and knees; to scrabble; as, to scramble up a cliff; to scramble over the rocks.

Scramble (v. i.) To struggle eagerly with others for something thrown upon the ground; to go down upon all fours to seize something; to catch rudely at what is desired.

Scramble (v. t.) To collect by scrambling; as, to scramble up wealth.

Scramble (v. t.) To prepare (eggs) as a dish for the table, by stirring the yolks and whites together while cooking.

Scramble (n.) The act of scrambling, climbing on all fours, or clambering.

Scramble (n.) The act of jostling and pushing for something desired; eager and unceremonious struggle for what is thrown or held out; as, a scramble for office.

Scrambler (n.) One who scrambles; one who climbs on all fours.

Scrambler (n.) A greedy and unceremonious contestant.

Scrambling (a.) Confused and irregular; awkward; scambling.

Scranched (imp. & p. p.) of Scranch

Scranching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scranch

Scranch (v. t.) To grind with the teeth, and with a crackling sound; to craunch.

Scranky (a.) Thin; lean.

Scrannel (a.) Slight; thin; lean; poor.

Scranny (a.) Thin; lean; meager; scrawny; scrannel.

Scrap (v. t.) Something scraped off; hence, a small piece; a bit; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.

Scrap (v. t.) Specifically, a fragment of something written or printed; a brief excerpt; an unconnected extract.

Scrap (v. t.) The crisp substance that remains after drying out animal fat; as, pork scraps.

Scrap (v. t.) Same as Scrap iron, below.

Scrapbook (n.) A blank book in which extracts cut from books and papers may be pasted and kept.

Scraped (imp. & p. p.) of Scrape

Scraping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scrape

Scrape (v. t.) 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.

Scrape (v. t.) To remove by rubbing or scraping (in the sense above).

Scrape (v. t.) To collect by, or as by, a process of scraping; to gather in small portions by laborious effort; hence, to acquire avariciously and save penuriously; -- often followed by together or up; as, to scrape money together.

Scrape (v. t.) To express disapprobation of, as a play, or to silence, as a speaker, by drawing the feet back and forth upon the floor; -- usually with down.

Scrape (v. i.) To rub over the surface of anything with something which roughens or removes it, or which smooths or cleans it; to rub harshly and noisily along.

Scrape (v. i.) To occupy one's self with getting laboriously; as, he scraped and saved until he became rich.

Scrape (v. i.) To play awkwardly and inharmoniously on a violin or like instrument.

Scrape (v. i.) To draw back the right foot along the ground or floor when making a bow.

Scrape (n.) The act of scraping; also, the effect of scraping, as a scratch, or a harsh sound; as, a noisy scrape on the floor; a scrape of a pen.

Scrape (n.) A drawing back of the right foot when bowing; also, a bow made with that accompaniment.

Scrape (n.) A disagreeable and embarrassing predicament out of which one can not get without undergoing, as it were, a painful rubbing or scraping; a perplexity; a difficulty.

Scrapepenny (n.) One who gathers and hoards money in trifling sums; a miser.

Scraper (n.) An instrument with which anything is scraped.

Scraper (n.) An instrument by which the soles of shoes are cleaned from mud and the like, by drawing them across it.

Scraper (n.) An instrument drawn by oxen or horses, used for scraping up earth in making or repairing roads, digging cellars, canals etc.

Scraper (n.) An instrument having two or three sharp sides or edges, for cleaning the planks, masts, or decks of a ship.

Scraper (n.) In the printing press, a board, or blade, the edge of which is made to rub over the tympan sheet and thus produce the impression.

Scraper (n.) One who scrapes.

Scraper (n.) One who plays awkwardly on a violin.

Scraper (n.) One who acquires avariciously and saves penuriously.

Scraping (n.) The act of scraping; the act or process of making even, or reducing to the proper form, by means of a scraper.

Scraping (n.) Something scraped off; that which is separated from a substance, or is collected by scraping; as, the scraping of the street.

Scraping (a.) Resembling the act of, or the effect produced by, one who, or that which, scrapes; as, a scraping noise; a scraping miser.

Scrappily (adv.) In a scrappy manner; in scraps.

Scrappy (a.) Consisting of scraps; fragmentary; lacking unity or consistency; as, a scrappy lecture.

Scrat (v. t.) To scratch.

Scrat (v. i.) To rake; to search.

Scrat (n.) An hermaphrodite.

Scratched (imp. & p. p.) of Scratch

Scratching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scratch

Scratch (v. t.) 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.

Scratch (v. t.) To write or draw hastily or awkwardly.

Scratch (v. t.) To cancel by drawing one or more lines through, as the name of a candidate upon a ballot, or of a horse in a list; hence, to erase; to efface; -- often with out.

Scratch (v. t.) To dig or excavate with the claws; as, some animals scratch holes, in which they burrow.

Scratch (v. i.) To use the claws or nails in tearing or in digging; to make scratches.

Scratch (v. i.) To score, not by skillful play but by some fortunate chance of the game.

Scratch (n.) A break in the surface of a thing made by scratching, or by rubbing with anything pointed or rough; a slight wound, mark, furrow, or incision.

Scratch (n.) A line across the prize ring; up to which boxers are brought when they join fight; hence, test, trial, or proof of courage; as, to bring to the scratch; to come up to the scratch.

Scratch (n.) Minute, but tender and troublesome, excoriations, covered with scabs, upon the heels of horses which have been used where it is very wet or muddy.

Scratch (n.) A kind of wig covering only a portion of the head.

Scratch (n.) A shot which scores by chance and not as intended by the player; a fluke.

Scratch (a.) Made, done, or happening by chance; arranged with little or no preparation; determined by circumstances; haphazard; as, a scratch team; a scratch crew for a boat race; a scratch shot in billiards.

Scratchback (n.) A toy which imitates the sound of tearing cloth, -- used by drawing it across the back of unsuspecting persons.

Scratchbrush (n.) A stiff wire brush for cleaning iron castings and other metal.

Scratch coat () The first coat in plastering; -- called also scratchwork. See Pricking-up.

Scratcher (n.) One who, or that which, scratches; specifically (Zool.), any rasorial bird.

Scratching (adv.) With the action of scratching.

Scratchweed (n.) Cleavers.

Scratchwork (n.) See Scratch coat.

Scratchy (a.) Characterized by scratches.

Scraw (n.) A turf.

Scrawl (v. i.) See Crawl.

Scrawled (imp. & p. p.) of Scrawl

Scrawling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scrawl

Scrawl (v. t.) To draw or mark awkwardly and irregularly; to write hastily and carelessly; to scratch; to scribble; as, to scrawl a letter.

Scrawl (v. i.) To write unskillfully and inelegantly.

Scrawl (n.) Unskillful or inelegant writing; that which is unskillfully or inelegantly written.

Scrawler (n.) One who scrawls; a hasty, awkward writer.

Scrawny (a.) Meager; thin; rawboned; bony; scranny.

Scray (n.) A tern; the sea swallow.

Screable (a.) Capable of being spit out.

Screaked (imp. & p. p.) of Screak

Screaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Screak

Screak (v.) To utter suddenly a sharp, shrill sound; to screech; to creak, as a door or wheel.

Screak (n.) A creaking; a screech; a shriek.

Screamed (imp. & p. p.) of Scream

Screaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scream

Scream (v. i.) 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.

Scream (n.) A sharp, shrill cry, uttered suddenly, as in terror or in pain; a shriek; a screech.

Screamer (n.) 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.

Screaming (a.) Uttering screams; shrieking.

Screaming (a.) Having the nature of a scream; like a scream; shrill; sharp.

Scree (n.) A pebble; a stone; also, a heap of stones or rocky debris.

Screeched (imp. & p. p.) of Screech

Screeching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Screech

Screech (v.) To utter a harsh, shrill cry; to make a sharp outcry, as in terror or acute pain; to scream; to shriek.

Screech (n.) A harsh, shrill cry, as of one in acute pain or in fright; a shriek; a scream.

Screechers (n. pl.) The picarian birds, as distinguished from the singing birds.

Screechy (a.) Like a screech; shrill and harsh.

Screed (n.) 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.

Screed (n.) A wooden straightedge used to lay across the plaster screed, as a limit for the thickness of the coat.

Screed (n.) A fragment; a portion; a shred.

Screed (n.) A breach or rent; a breaking forth into a loud, shrill sound; as, martial screeds.

Screed (n.) An harangue; a long tirade on any subject.

Screen (n.) 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.

Screen (n.) A dwarf wall or partition carried up to a certain height for separation and protection, as in a church, to separate the aisle from the choir, or the like.

Screen (n.) A surface, as that afforded by a curtain, sheet, wall, etc., upon which an image, as a picture, is thrown by a magic lantern, solar microscope, etc.

Screen (n.) A long, coarse riddle or sieve, sometimes a revolving perforated cylinder, used to separate the coarser from the finer parts, as of coal, sand, gravel, and the like.

Screened (imp. & p. p.) of Screen

Screening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Screen

Screen (v. t.) To provide with a shelter or means of concealment; to separate or cut off from inconvenience, injury, or danger; to shelter; to protect; to protect by hiding; to conceal; as, fruits screened from cold winds by a forest or hill.

Screen (v. t.) To pass, as coal, gravel, ashes, etc., through a screen in order to separate the coarse from the fine, or the worthless from the valuable; to sift.

Screenings (n. pl.) The refuse left after screening sand, coal, ashes, etc.

Screw (n.) 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.

Screw (n.) Specifically, a kind of nail with a spiral thread and a head with a nick to receive the end of the screw-driver. Screws are much used to hold together pieces of wood or to fasten something; -- called also wood screws, and screw nails. See also Screw bolt, below.

Screw (n.) Anything shaped or acting like a screw; esp., a form of wheel for propelling steam vessels. It is placed at the stern, and furnished with blades having helicoidal surfaces to act against the water in the manner of a screw. See Screw propeller, below.

Screw (n.) A steam vesel propelled by a screw instead of wheels; a screw steamer; a propeller.

Screw (n.) An extortioner; a sharp bargainer; a skinflint; a niggard.

Screw (n.) An instructor who examines with great or unnecessary severity; also, a searching or strict examination of a student by an instructor.

Screw (n.) A small packet of tobacco.

Screw (n.) An unsound or worn-out horse, useful as a hack, and commonly of good appearance.

Screw (n.) A straight line in space with which a definite linear magnitude termed the pitch is associated (cf. 5th Pitch, 10 (b)). It is used to express the displacement of a rigid body, which may always be made to consist of a rotation about an axis combined with a translation parallel to that axis.

Screw (n.) An amphipod crustacean; as, the skeleton screw (Caprella). See Sand screw, under Sand.

Screwed (imp. & p. p.) of Screw

Screwing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Screw

Screw (v. t.) To turn, as a screw; to apply a screw to; to press, fasten, or make firm, by means of a screw or screws; as, to screw a lock on a door; to screw a press.

Screw (v. t.) To force; to squeeze; to press, as by screws.

Screw (v. t.) Hence: To practice extortion upon; to oppress by unreasonable or extortionate exactions.

Screw (v. t.) To twist; to distort; as, to screw his visage.

Screw (v. t.) To examine rigidly, as a student; to subject to a severe examination.

Screw (v. i.) To use violent mans in making exactions; to be oppressive or exacting.

Screw (v. i.) To turn one's self uneasily with a twisting motion; as, he screws about in his chair.

Screw-cutting (a.) Adapted for forming a screw by cutting; as, a screw-cutting lathe.

Screw-driver (n.) 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 (n.) One who, or that which, screws.

Screwing () a. & n. from Screw, v. t.

Scribable (a.) Capable of being written, or of being written upon.

Scribatious (a.) Skillful in, or fond of, writing.

Scribbet (n.) A painter's pencil.

Scribble (v. t.) To card coarsely; to run through the scribbling machine.

Scribbled (imp. & p. p.) of Scribble

Scribbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scribble

Scribble (v. t.) To write hastily or carelessly, without regard to correctness or elegance; as, to scribble a letter.

Scribble (v. t.) To fill or cover with careless or worthless writing.

Scribble (v. i.) To write without care, elegance, or value; to scrawl.

Scribble (n.) Hasty or careless writing; a writing of little value; a scrawl; as, a hasty scribble.

Scribblement (n.) A scribble.

Scribbler (n.) One who scribbles; a petty author; a writer of no reputation; a literary hack.

Scribbler (n.) A scribbling machine.

Scribbling (n.) The act or process of carding coarsely.

Scribbling (a.) Writing hastily or poorly.

Scribbling (n.) The act of writing hastily or idly.

Scribblingly (adv.) In a scribbling manner.

Scribe (n.) One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an offical or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist.

Scribe (n.) A writer and doctor of the law; one skilled in the law and traditions; one who read and explained the law to the people.

Scribed (imp. & p. p.) of Scribe

Scribing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scribe

Scribe (v. t.) To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe.

Scribe (v. t.) To cut (anything) in such a way as to fit closely to a somewhat irregular surface, as a baseboard to a floor which is out of level, a board to the curves of a molding, or the like; -- so called because the workman marks, or scribe, with the compasses the line that he afterwards cuts.

Scribe (v. t.) To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron.

Scribe (v. i.) To make a mark.

Scriber (n.) A sharp-pointed tool, used by joiners for drawing lines on stuff; a marking awl.

Scribism (n.) The character and opinions of a Jewish scribe in the time of Christ.

Scrid (n.) A screed; a shred; a fragment.

Scriggle (v. i.) To wriggle.

Scrim (n.) A kind of light cotton or linen fabric, often woven in openwork patterns, -- used for curtains, etc,; -- called also India scrim.

Scrim (n.) Thin canvas glued on the inside of panels to prevent shrinking, checking, etc.

Scrimer (n.) A fencing master.

Scrimmage (n.) Formerly, a skirmish; now, a general row or confused fight or struggle.

Scrimmage (n.) The struggle in the rush lines after the ball is put in play.

Scrimped (imp. & p. p.) of Scrimp

Scrimping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scrimp

Scrimp (v. t.) 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.

Scrimp (a.) Short; scanty; curtailed.

Scrimp (n.) A pinching miser; a niggard.

Scrimping () a. & n. from Scrimp, v. t.

Scrimpingly (adv.) In a scrimping manner.

Scrimpness (n.) The state of being scrimp.

Scrimption (n.) A small portion; a pittance; a little bit.

Scrimshaw (v. t.) To ornament, as shells, ivory, etc., by engraving, and (usually) rubbing pigments into the incised lines.

Scrimshaw (n.) A shell, a whale's tooth, or the like, that is scrimshawed.

Scrine (n.) A chest, bookcase, or other place, where writings or curiosities are deposited; a shrine.

Scringed (imp. & p. p.) of Scrine

Scringing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scrine

Scrine (v. i.) To cringe.

Scrip (n.) A small bag; a wallet; a satchel.

Scrip (n.) A small writing, certificate, or schedule; a piece of paper containing a writing.

Scrip (n.) A preliminary certificate of a subscription to the capital of a bank, railroad, or other company, or for a share of other joint property, or a loan, stating the amount of the subscription and the date of the payment of the installments; as, insurance scrip, consol scrip, etc. When all the installments are paid, the scrip is exchanged for a bond share certificate.

Scrip (n.) Paper fractional currency.

Scrippage (n.) The contents of a scrip, or wallet.

Script (n.) A writing; a written document.

Script (n.) Type made in imitation of handwriting.

Script (n.) An original instrument or document.

Script (n.) Written characters; style of writing.

Scriptoria (pl. ) of Scriptorium

Scriptorium (n.) In an abbey or monastery, the room set apart for writing or copying manuscripts; in general, a room devoted to writing.

Scriptory (a.) Of or pertaining to writing; expressed in writing; used in writing; as, scriptory wills; a scriptory reed.

Scriptural (a.) Contained in the Scriptures; according to the Scriptures, or sacred oracles; biblical; as, a scriptural doctrine.

Scripturalism (n.) The quality or state of being scriptural; literal adherence to the Scriptures.

Scripturalist (n.) One who adheres literally to the Scriptures.

Scripturally (adv.) In a scriptural manner.

Scripturalness (n.) Quality of being scriptural.

Scripture (n.) Anything written; a writing; a document; an inscription.

Scripture (n.) The books of the Old and the new Testament, or of either of them; the Bible; -- used by way of eminence or distinction, and chiefly in the plural.

Scripture (n.) A passage from the Bible;; a text.

Scripturian (n.) A Scripturist.

Scripturist (n.) One who is strongly attached to, or versed in, the Scriptures, or who endeavors to regulate his life by them.

Scrit (n.) Writing; document; scroll.

Scritch (n.) A screech.

Scrivener (n.) A professional writer; one whose occupation is to draw contracts or prepare writings.

Scrivener (n.) One whose business is to place money at interest; a broker.

Scrivener (n.) A writing master.

Scrobiculae (pl. ) of Scrobicula

Scrobicula (n.) One of the smooth areas surrounding the tubercles of a sea urchin.

Scrobicular (a.) Pertaining to, or surrounding, scrobiculae; as, scrobicular tubercles.

Scrobiculate (a.) Alt. of Scrobiculated

Scrobiculated (a.) Having numerous small, shallow depressions or hollows; pitted.

Scrod (n.) Alt. of Scrode

Scrode (n.) A young codfish, especially when cut open on the back and dressed.

Scroddled ware () Mottled pottery made from scraps of differently colored clays.

Scrofula (n.) 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 (n.) Any affection of the skin dependent on scrofula.

Scrofulous (a.) Pertaining to scrofula, or partaking of its nature; as, scrofulous tumors; a scrofulous habit of body.

Scrofulous (a.) Diseased or affected with scrofula.

Scrog (n.) A stunted shrub, bush, or branch.

Scroggy (a.) Abounding in scrog; also, twisted; stunted.

Scroll (n.) A roll of paper or parchment; a writing formed into a roll; a schedule; a list.

Scroll (n.) An ornament formed of undulations giving off spirals or sprays, usually suggestive of plant form. Roman architectural ornament is largely of some scroll pattern.

Scroll (n.) A mark or flourish added to a person's signature, intended to represent a seal, and in some States allowed as a substitute for a seal.

Scroll (n.) Same as Skew surface. See under Skew.

Scrolled (a.) Formed like a scroll; contained in a scroll; adorned with scrolls; as, scrolled work.

Scrophularia (n.) A genus of coarse herbs having small flowers in panicled cymes; figwort.

Scrophulariaceous (a.) 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 (a.) Of or pertaining to the scrotum; as, scrotal hernia.

Scrotiform (a.) Purse-shaped; pouch-shaped.

Scrotocele (n.) A rupture or hernia in the scrotum; scrotal hernia.

Scrotum (n.) The bag or pouch which contains the testicles; the cod.

Scrouge (v. t.) To crowd; to squeeze.

Scrow (n.) A scroll.

Scrow (n.) A clipping from skins; a currier's cuttings.

Scroyle (n.) A mean fellow; a wretch.

Scrubbed (imp. & p. p.) of Scrub

Scrubbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scrub

Scrub (v. t.) 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.

Scrub (v. i.) To rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour; hence, to be diligent and penurious; as, to scrub hard for a living.

Scrub (n.) One who labors hard and lives meanly; a mean fellow.

Scrub (n.) Something small and mean.

Scrub (n.) A worn-out brush.

Scrub (n.) A thicket or jungle, often specified by the name of the prevailing plant; as, oak scrub, palmetto scrub, etc.

Scrub (n.) One of the common live stock of a region of no particular breed or not of pure breed, esp. when inferior in size, etc.

Scrub (a.) Mean; dirty; contemptible; scrubby.

Scrubbed (a.) Dwarfed or stunted; scrubby.

Scrubber (n.) One who, or that which, scrubs; esp., a brush used in scrubbing.

Scrubber (n.) A gas washer. See under Gas.

Scrubboard (n.) A baseboard; a mopboard.

Scrubby (superl.) Of the nature of scrub; small and mean; stunted in growth; as, a scrubby cur.

Scrubstone (n.) A species of calciferous sandstone.

Scruff (n.) Scurf.

Scruff (n.) The nape of the neck; the loose outside skin, as of the back of the neck.

Scrummage (n.) See Scrimmage.

Scrumptious (a.) Nice; particular; fastidious; excellent; fine.

Scrunch (v. t. & v. i.) To scranch; to crunch.

Scruple (n.) A weight of twenty grains; the third part of a dram.

Scruple (n.) Hence, a very small quantity; a particle.

Scruple (n.) Hesitation as to action from the difficulty of determining what is right or expedient; unwillingness, doubt, or hesitation proceeding from motives of conscience.

Scrupled (imp. & p. p.) of Scruple

Skrupling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scruple

Scruple (v. i.) To be reluctant or to hesitate, as regards an action, on account of considerations of conscience or expedience.

Scruple (v. t.) To regard with suspicion; to hesitate at; to question.

Scruple (v. t.) To excite scruples in; to cause to scruple.

Scrupler (n.) One who scruples.

Scrupulist (n.) A scrupler.

Scruou-lize (v. t.) To perplex with scruples; to regard with scruples.

Scrupulosity (n.) 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 (a.) Full ofscrupules; inclined to scruple; nicely doubtful; hesitating to determine or to act, from a fear of offending or of doing wrong.

Scrupulous (a.) Careful; cautious; exact; nice; as, scrupulous abstinence from labor; scrupulous performance of duties.

Scrupulous (a.) Given to making objections; captious.

Scrupulous (a.) Liable to be doubted; doubtful; nice.

Scrutable (a.) Discoverable by scrutiny, inquiry, or critical examination.

Scrutation (n.) Search; scrutiny.

Scrutator (n.) One who scrutinizes; a close examiner or inquirer.

Scrutineer (n.) A scrutinizer; specifically, an examiner of votes, as at an election.

Scrutinized (imp. & p. p.) of Scrutinize

Scrutinizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scrutinize

Scrutinize (v. t.) 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.

Scrutinize (v. i.) To make scrutiny.

Scrutinizer (n.) One who scrutinizes.

Scrutinous (a.) Closely examining, or inquiring; careful; sctrict.

Scrutiny (n.) Close examination; minute inspection; critical observation.

Scrutiny (n.) An examination of catechumens, in the last week of Lent, who were to receive baptism on Easter Day.

Scrutiny (n.) A ticket, or little paper billet, on which a vote is written.

Scrutiny (n.) An examination by a committee of the votes given at an election, for the purpose of correcting the poll.

Scrutiny (v. t.) To scrutinize.

Scrutoire (n.) A escritoire; a writing desk.

Scruze (v. t.) To squeeze, compress, crush, or bruise.

Scry (v. t.) To descry.

Scry (v.) A flock of wild fowl.

Scry (n.) A cry or shout.

Scudded (imp. & p. p.) of Scud

Scudding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scud

Scud (v. i.) To move swiftly; especially, to move as if driven forward by something.

Scud (v. i.) To be driven swiftly, or to run, before a gale, with little or no sail spread.

Scud (v. t.) To pass over quickly.

Scud (n.) The act of scudding; a driving along; a rushing with precipitation.

Scud (n.) Loose, vapory clouds driven swiftly by the wind.

Scud (n.) A slight, sudden shower.

Scud (n.) A small flight of larks, or other birds, less than a flock.

Scud (n.) Any swimming amphipod crustacean.

Scuddle (v. i.) To run hastily; to hurry; to scuttle.

Scudi (pl. ) of Scudo

Scudo (n.) 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.

Scudo (n.) A gold coin of Rome, worth 64 shillings 11 pence sterling, or about $ 15.70.

Scuff (n.) The back part of the neck; the scruff.

Scuffed (imp. & p. p.) of Scuff

Scuffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scuff

Scuff (v. i.) To walk without lifting the feet; to proceed with a scraping or dragging movement; to shuffle.

Scuffled (imp. & p. p.) of Scuffle

Scuffling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scuffle

Scuffle (v. i.) To strive or struggle with a close grapple; to wrestle in a rough fashion.

Scuffle (v. i.) Hence, to strive or contend tumultuously; to struggle confusedly or at haphazard.

Scuffle (n.) A rough, haphazard struggle, or trial of strength; a disorderly wrestling at close quarters.

Scuffle (n.) Hence, a confused contest; a tumultuous struggle for superiority; a fight.

Scuffle (n.) A child's pinafore or bib.

Scuffle (n.) A garden hoe.

Scuffler (n.) One who scuffles.

Scuffler (n.) An agricultural implement resembling a scarifier, but usually lighter.

Scug (v. i.) To hide.

Scug (n.) A place of shelter; the declivity of a hill.

Sculk () Alt. of Sculker

Sculker () See Skulk, Skulker.

Scull (n.) The skull.

Scull (n.) A shoal of fish.

Scull (n.) A boat; a cockboat. See Sculler.

Scull (n.) One of a pair of short oars worked by one person.

Scull (n.) A single oar used at the stern in propelling a boat.

Scull (n.) The common skua gull.

Sculled (imp. & p. p.) of Scull

Sculling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scull

Scull (v. t.) To impel (a boat) with a pair of sculls, or with a single scull or oar worked over the stern obliquely from side to side.

Scull (v. i.) To impel a boat with a scull or sculls.

Sculler (n.) A boat rowed by one man with two sculls, or short oars.

Sculler (n.) One who sculls.

Sculleries (pl. ) of Scullery

Scullery (n.) 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.

Scullery (n.) Hence, refuse; filth; offal.

Scullion (n.) A scalion.

Scullion (n.) A servant who cleans pots and kettles, and does other menial services in the kitchen.

Scullionly (a.) Like a scullion; base.

Sculp (v. t.) To sculpture; to carve; to engrave.

Sculpin (n.) 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.

Sculpin (n.) A large cottoid market fish of California (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus); -- called also bighead, cabezon, scorpion, salpa.

Sculpin (n.) The dragonet, or yellow sculpin, of Europe (Callionymus lura).

Sculptile (a.) Formed by carving; graven; as, sculptile images.

Sculptor (n.) One who sculptures; one whose occupation is to carve statues, or works of sculpture.

Sculptor (n.) Hence, an artist who designs works of sculpture, his first studies and his finished model being usually in a plastic material, from which model the marble is cut, or the bronze is cast.

Sculptress (n.) A female sculptor.

Sculptural (a.) Of or pertaining to sculpture.

Sculpture (n.) 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.

Sculpture (n.) Carved work modeled of, or cut upon, wood, stone, metal, etc.

Sculptured (imp. & p. p.) of Sculpture

Sculpturing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sculpture

Sculpture (v. t.) To form with the chisel on, in, or from, wood, stone, or metal; to carve; to engrave.

Sculpturesque (a.) After the manner of sculpture; resembling, or relating to, sculpture.

Scum (v.) 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.

Scum (v.) refuse; recrement; anything vile or worthless.

Scummed (imp. & p. p.) of Scum

Scumming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scum

Scum (v. t.) To take the scum from; to clear off the impure matter from the surface of; to skim.

Scum (v. t.) To sweep or range over the surface of.

Scum (v. i.) To form a scum; to become covered with scum. Also used figuratively.

Scumber (v. i.) To void excrement.

Scumber (n.) Dung.

Scumbled (imp. & p. p.) of Scumble

Scumbling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scumble

Scumble (v. t.) 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.

Scumbling (n.) A mode of obtaining a softened effect, in painting and drawing, by the application of a thin layer of opaque color to the surface of a painting, or part of the surface, which is too bright in color, or which requires harmonizing.

Scumbling (n.) In crayon drawing, the use of the stump.

Scumbling (n.) The color so laid on. Also used figuratively.

Scummer (v. i.) To scumber.

Scummer (n.) Excrement; scumber.

Scummer (n.) An instrument for taking off scum; a skimmer.

Scumming (n.) The act of taking off scum.

Scumming (n.) That which is scummed off; skimmings; scum; -- used chiefly in the plural.

Scummy (a.) Covered with scum; of the nature of scum.

Scunner (v. t.) To cause to loathe, or feel disgust at.

Scunner (v. i.) To have a feeling of loathing or disgust; hence, to have dislike, prejudice, or reluctance.

Scunner (n.) A feeling of disgust or loathing; a strong prejudice; abhorrence; as, to take a scunner against some one.

Scup (n.) A swing.

Scup (n.) A marine sparoid food fish (Stenotomus chrysops, or S. argyrops), common on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It appears bright silvery when swimming in the daytime, but shows broad blackish transverse bands at night and when dead. Called also porgee, paugy, porgy, scuppaug.

Scuppaug (n.) See 2d Scup.

Scupper (v.) 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 (n.) An American grape, a form of Vitis vulpina, found in the Southern Atlantic States, and often cultivated.

Scur (v. i.) To move hastily; to scour.

Scurf (n.) Thin dry scales or scabs upon the body; especially, thin scales exfoliated from the cuticle, particularly of the scalp; dandruff.

Scurf (n.) Hence, the foul remains of anything adherent.

Scurf (n.) Anything like flakes or scales adhering to a surface.

Scurf (n.) Minute membranous scales on the surface of some leaves, as in the goosefoot.

Scurff (n.) The bull trout.

Scurfiness (n.) Quality or state of being scurfy.

Scurfiness (n.) Scurf.

Scurfy (superl.) Having or producing scurf; covered with scurf; resembling scurf.

Scurrier (n.) One who scurries.

Scurrile (a.) Such as befits a buffoon or vulgar jester; grossly opprobrious or loudly jocose in language; scurrilous; as, scurrile taunts.

Scurrility (n.) The quality or state of being scurrile or scurrilous; mean, vile, or obscene jocularity.

Scurrility (n.) That which is scurrile or scurrilous; gross or obscene language; low buffoonery; vulgar abuse.

Scurrilous (a.) 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.

Scurrilous (a.) Containing low indecency or abuse; mean; foul; vile; obscenely jocular; as, scurrilous language.

Scurrit (n.) the lesser tern (Sterna minuta).

Scurry (v. i.) To hasten away or along; to move rapidly; to hurry; as, the rabbit scurried away.

Scurry (n.) Act of scurring; hurried movement.

Scurvily (adv.) In a scurvy manner.

Scurviness (n.) The quality or state of being scurvy; vileness; meanness.

Scurvy (n.) Covered or affected with scurf or scabs; scabby; scurfy; specifically, diseased with the scurvy.

Scurvy (n.) Vile; mean; low; vulgar; contemptible.

Scurvy (n.) A disease characterized by livid spots, especially about the thighs and legs, due to extravasation of blood, and by spongy gums, and bleeding from almost all the mucous membranes. It is accompanied by paleness, languor, depression, and general debility. It is occasioned by confinement, innutritious food, and hard labor, but especially by lack of fresh vegetable food, or confinement for a long time to a limited range of food, which is incapable of repairing the waste of the system. It was formerly prevalent among sailors and soldiers.

Scut (n.) 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 (n. pl.) See Scutum.

Scutage (n.) Shield money; commutation of service for a sum of money. See Escuage.

Scutal (a.) Of or pertaining to a shield.

Scutate (a.) Buckler-shaped; round or nearly round.

Scutate (a.) Protected or covered by bony or horny plates, or large scales.

Scutched (imp. & p. p.) of Scutch

Scutching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scutch

Scutch (v. t.) To beat or whip; to drub.

Scutch (v. t.) To separate the woody fiber from (flax, hemp, etc.) by beating; to swingle.

Scutch (v. t.) To loosen and dress the fiber of (cotton or silk) by beating; to free (fibrous substances) from dust by beating and blowing.

Scutch (n.) A wooden instrument used in scutching flax and hemp.

Scutch (n.) The woody fiber of flax; the refuse of scutched flax.

Scutcheon (n.) An escutcheon; an emblazoned shield.

Scutcheon (n.) A small plate of metal, as the shield around a keyhole. See Escutcheon, 4.

Scutcheoned (a.) Emblazoned on or as a shield.

Scutcher (n.) One who scutches.

Scutcher (n.) An implement or machine for scutching hemp, flax, or cotton; etc.; a scutch; a scutching machine.

Scutch grass () A kind of pasture grass (Cynodon Dactylon). See Bermuda grass: also Illustration in Appendix.

Scute (n.) A small shield.

Scute (n.) An old French gold coin of the value of 3s. 4d. sterling, or about 80 cents.

Scute (n.) A bony scale of a reptile or fish; a large horny scale on the leg of a bird, or on the belly of a snake.

Scutella (n. pl.) See Scutellum.

Scutelle (pl. ) of Scutella

Scutella (n.) See Scutellum, n., 2.

Scutellate (a.) Alt. of Scutellated

Scutellated (a.) Formed like a plate or salver; composed of platelike surfaces; as, the scutellated bone of a sturgeon.

Scutellated (a.) Having the tarsi covered with broad transverse scales, or scutella; -- said of certain birds.

Scutellation (n.) the entire covering, or mode of arrangement, of scales, as on the legs and feet of a bird.

Scutelliform (a.) Scutellate.

Scutelliform (a.) Having the form of a scutellum.

Scutelliplantar (a.) Having broad scutella on the front, and small scales on the posterior side, of the tarsus; -- said of certain birds.

Scutella (pl. ) of Scutellum

Scutellum (n.) A rounded apothecium having an elevated rim formed of the proper thallus, the fructification of certain lichens.

Scutellum (n.) The third of the four pieces forming the upper part of a thoracic segment of an insect. It follows the scutum, and is followed by the small postscutellum; a scutella. See Thorax.

Scutellum (n.) One of the transverse scales on the tarsi and toes of birds; a scutella.

Scutibranch (a.) Scutibranchiate.

Scutibranch (n.) One of the Scutibranchiata.

Scutibranchia (n. pl.) Same as Scutibranchiata.

Scutibranchian (n.) One of the Scutibranchiata.

Scutibranchiata (n. pl.) An order of gastropod Mollusca having a heart with two auricles and one ventricle. The shell may be either spiral or shieldlike.

Scutibranchiate (a.) Having the gills protected by a shieldlike shell; of or pertaining to the Scutibranchiata.

Scutibranchiate (n.) One of the Scutibranchiata.

Scutiferous (a.) Carrying a shield or buckler.

Scutiform (a.) Shield-shaped; scutate.

Scutiger (n.) Any species of chilopod myriapods of the genus Scutigera. They sometimes enter buildings and prey upon insects.

Scutiped (a.) 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 (n.) A broad, shallow basket.

Scuttle (n.) A wide-mouthed vessel for holding coal: a coal hod.

Scuttle (v. i.) To run with affected precipitation; to hurry; to bustle; to scuddle.

Scuttle (n.) A quick pace; a short run.

Scuttle (n.) A small opening in an outside wall or covering, furnished with a lid.

Scuttle (n.) A small opening or hatchway in the deck of a ship, large enough to admit a man, and with a lid for covering it, also, a like hole in the side or bottom of a ship.

Scuttle (n.) An opening in the roof of a house, with a lid.

Scuttle (n.) The lid or door which covers or closes an opening in a roof, wall, or the like.

Scuttled (imp. & p. p.) of Scuttle

Scuttling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Scuttle

Scuttle (v. t.) To cut a hole or holes through the bottom, deck, or sides of (as of a ship), for any purpose.

Scuttle (v. t.) To sink by making holes through the bottom of; as, to scuttle a ship.

Scuta (pl. ) of Scutum

Scutum (n.) An oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; -- carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry.

Scutum (n.) A penthouse or awning.

Scutum (n.) The second and largest of the four parts forming the upper surface of a thoracic segment of an insect. It is preceded by the prescutum and followed by the scutellum. See the Illust. under Thorax.

Scutum (n.) One of the two lower valves of the operculum of a barnacle.

Scybala (n. pl.) Hardened masses of feces.

Scye (n.) Arm scye, a cutter's term for the armhole or part of the armhole of the waist of a garnment.

Scyle (v. t.) To hide; to secrete; to conceal.

Scylla (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) See Scimiter.

Scyphae (pl. ) of Scypha

Scypha (n.) See Scyphus, 2 (b).

Scyphiform (a.) Cup-shaped.

Scyphistomata (pl. ) of Scyphistoma

Scyphistomae (pl. ) of Scyphistoma

Scyphistoma (n.) The young attached larva of Discophora in the stage when it resembles a hydroid, or actinian.

Scyphobranchii (n. pl.) An order of fishes including the blennioid and gobioid fishes, and other related families.

Scyphomeduse (n. pl.) Same as Acraspeda, or Discophora.

Scyphophori (n. pl.) An order of fresh-water fishes inhabiting tropical Africa. They have rudimentary electrical organs on each side of the tail.

Scyphi (pl. ) of Scyphus

Scyphus (n.) A kind of large drinking cup, -- used by Greeks and Romans, esp. by poor folk.

Scyphus (n.) The cup of a narcissus, or a similar appendage to the corolla in other flowers.

Scyphus (n.) A cup-shaped stem or podetium in lichens. Also called scypha. See Illust. of Cladonia pyxidata, under Lichen.

Scythe (n.) 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.

Scythe (n.) A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots.

Scythe (v. t.) To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow.

Scythed (a.) Armed scythes, as a chariot.

Scythemen (pl. ) of Scytheman

Scytheman (n.) One who uses a scythe; a mower.

Scythestone (n.) A stone for sharpening scythes; a whetstone.

Scythewhet (n.) Wilson's thrush; -- so called from its note.

Scythian (a.) Of or pertaining to Scythia (a name given to the northern part of Asia, and Europe adjoining to Asia), or its language or inhabitants.

Scythian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Scythia; specifically (Ethnol.), one of a Slavonic race which in early times occupied Eastern Europe.

Scythian (n.) The language of the Scythians.

Scytodermata (n. pl.) Same as Holothurioidea.

Sdan (v. & n.) Disdain.

'Sdeath (interj.) An exclamation expressive of impatience or anger.

Sdeign (v. t.) To disdain.

Sea (n.) 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 (n.) An inland body of water, esp. if large or if salt or brackish; as, the Caspian Sea; the Sea of Aral; sometimes, a small fresh-water lake; as, the Sea of Galilee.

Sea (n.) The ocean; the whole body of the salt water which covers a large part of the globe.

Sea (n.) The swell of the ocean or other body of water in a high wind; motion of the water's surface; also, a single wave; a billow; as, there was a high sea after the storm; the vessel shipped a sea.

Sea (n.) A great brazen laver in the temple at Jerusalem; -- so called from its size.

Sea (n.) Fig.: Anything resembling the sea in vastness; as, a sea of glory.

Sea acorn () An acorn barnacle (Balanus).

Sea adder () The European fifteen-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus spinachia); -- called also bismore.

Sea adder () The European tanglefish, or pipefish (Syngnathus acus).

Sea anchor () See Drag sail, under 4th Drag.

Sea amenone () Any one of numerous species of soft-bodied Anthozoa, belonging to the order Actrinaria; an actinian.

Sea ape () The thrasher shark.

Sea ape () The sea otter.

Sea apple () The fruit of a West Indian palm (Manicaria Plukenetii), often found floating in the sea.

Sea arrow () A squid of the genus Ommastrephes. See Squid.

Sea bank () The seashore.

Sea bank () A bank or mole to defend against the sea.

Sea-bar (n.) A tern.

Sea barrow () A sea purse.

Sea bass () 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 bass () A California food fish (Cynoscion nobile); -- called also white sea bass, and sea salmon.

Sea bat () See Batfish (a).

Seabeach (n.) A beach lying along the sea.

Sea bean () Same as Florida bean.

Sea bear () Any fur seal. See under Fur.

Sea bear () The white bear.

Seabeard (n.) A green seaweed (Cladophora rupestris) growing in dense tufts.

Sea beast () Any large marine mammal, as a seal, walrus, or cetacean.

Sea bird () Any swimming bird frequenting the sea; a sea fowl.

Sea blite () A plant (Suaeda maritima) of the Goosefoot family, growing in salt marches.

Sea-blubber (n.) A jellyfish.

Seaboard (n.) The seashore; seacoast.

Seaboard (a.) Bordering upon, or being near, the sea; seaside; seacoast; as, a seaboard town.

Seaboard (adv.) Toward the sea.

Seaboat () 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.

Seaboat () A chitin.

Seabord (n. & a.) See Seaboard.

Sea-bordering (a.) Bordering on the sea; situated beside the sea.

Sea-born (a.) Born of the sea; produced by the sea.

Sea-born (a.) Born at sea.

Seabound (a.) Bounded by the sea.

Sea bow () See Marine rainbow, under Rainbow.

Sea boy () A boy employed on shipboard.

Sea breach () A breaking or overflow of a bank or a dike by the sea.

Sea bream () 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 () Same as Sea letter.

Sea bug () A chiton.

Sea-built (a.) Built at, in, or by the sea.

Sea butterfly () A pteropod.

Sea cabbage () See Sea kale, under Kale.

Sea calf () The common seal.

Sea canary () The beluga, or white whale.

Sea captain () The captain of a vessel that sails upon the sea.

Sea card () Mariner's card, or compass.

Sea catfish () Alt. of Sea cat

Sea cat () The wolf fish.

Sea cat () Any marine siluroid fish, as Aelurichthys marinus, and Arinus felis, of the eastern coast of the United States. Many species are found on the coasts of Central and South America.

Sea chart () A chart or map on which the lines of the shore, islands, shoals, harbors, etc., are delineated.

Sea chickweed () 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 () 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 () 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 (n.) The shore or border of the land adjacent to the sea or ocean. Also used adjectively.

Sea cob () The black-backed gull.

Sea cock () In a steamship, a cock or valve close to the vessel's side, for closing a pipe which communicates with the sea.

Sea cock () The black-bellied plover.

Sea cock () A gurnard, as the European red gurnard (Trigla pini).

Sea cocoa () 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 () A large blackfish seaweed (Agarum Turneri), the frond of which is punctured with many little holes.

Sea colewort () Sea cabbage.

Sea compass () The mariner's compass. See under Compass.

Sea coot () A scoter duck.

Sea corn () A yellow cylindrical mass of egg capsule of certain species of whelks (Buccinum), which resembles an ear of maize.

Sea cow () The mantee.

Sea cow () The dugong.

Sea cow () The walrus.

Sea crawfish () Alt. of Sea crayfish

Sea crayfish () 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 () The chough.

Sea crow () The cormorant.

Sea crow () The blackheaded pewit, and other gulls.

Sea crow () The skua.

Sea crow () The razorbill.

Sea crow () The coot.

Sea cucumber () 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 () The European sea perch.

Sea daffodil () A European amarylidaceous plant (Pancratium maritimum).

Sea devil () 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 devil () Any large cephalopod, as a large Octopus, or a giant squid (Architeuthis). See Devilfish.

Sea devil () The angler.

Sea dog () The dogfish.

Sea dog () The common seal.

Sea dog () An old sailor; a salt.

Sea dotterel () The turnstone.

Sea dove () The little auk, or rotche. See Illust. of Rotche.

Sea dragon () A dragonet, or sculpin.

Sea dragon () The pegasus.

Sea drake () The pewit gull.

Sea duck () 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 () 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 eagle () The eagle ray. See under Ray.

Sea-ear (n.) Any species of ear-shaped shells of the genus Haliotis. See Abalone.

Sea eel () The conger eel.

Sea egg () A sea urchin.

Sea elephant () 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 () Any gorgonian which branches in a fanlike form, especially Gorgonia flabellum of Florida and the West Indies.

Seafarer (n.) One who follows the sea as a business; a mariner; a sailor.

Seafaring (a.) Following the business of a mariner; as, a seafaring man.

Sea feather () Any gorgonian which branches in a plumelike form.

Sea fennel () Samphire.

Sea fern () Any gorgonian which branches like a fern.

Sea fight () An engagement between ships at sea; a naval battle.

Sea fir () A sertularian hydroid, especially Sertularia abietina, which branches like a miniature fir tree.

Sea flewer () A sea anemone, or any related anthozoan.

Sea foam () Foam of sea water.

Sea foam () Meerschaum; -- called also sea froth.

Sea fowl () Any bird which habitually frequents the sea, as an auk, gannet, gull, tern, or petrel; also, all such birds, collectively.

Sea fox () The thrasher shark. See Thrasher.

Sea froth () See Sea foam, 2.

Sea-gate (n.) Alt. of Sea-gait

Sea-gait (n.) A long, rolling swell of the sea.

Sea gauge () See under Gauge, n.

Sea gherkin () Alt. of Sea girkin

Sea girkin () Any small holothurian resembling in form a gherkin.

Sea ginger () 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 () A kind of kelp (Laminaria digitata) with palmately cleft fronds; -- called also sea wand, seaware, and tangle.

Seagirt (a.) Surrounded by the water of the sea or ocean; as, a seagirt isle.

Sea god () 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 () A goddess supposed to live in or reign over the sea, or some part of the sea.

Seagoing (a.) Going upon the sea; especially, sailing upon the deep sea; -- used in distinction from coasting or river, as applied to vessels.

Sea goose () A phalarope.

Sea gown () A gown or frock with short sleeves, formerly worn by mariners.

Sea grape () The gulf weed. See under Gulf.

Sea grape () A shrubby plant (Coccoloba uvifera) growing on the sandy shores of tropical America, somewhat resembling the grapevine.

Sea grape () The clusters of gelatinous egg capsules of a squid (Loligo).

Sea grass () Eelgrass.

Sea green () The green color of sea water.

Sea-green (a.) Of a beautiful bluish green color, like sea water on soundings.

Sea gudgeon () The European black goby (Gobius niger).

Sea gull () Any gull living on the seacoast.

Seah (n.) A Jewish dry measure containing one third of an an ephah.

Sea hare () Any tectibranchiate mollusk of the genus Aplysia. See Aplysia.

Sea hawk () A jager gull.

Sea heath () A low perennial plant (Frankenia laevis) resembling heath, growing along the seashore in Europe.

Sea hedgehog () A sea urchin.

Sea hen () the common guillemot; -- applied also to various other sea birds.

Sea hog () The porpoise.

Sea holly () An evergeen seashore plant (Eryngium maritimum). See Eryngium.

Sea holm () A small uninhabited island.

Sea holm () Sea holly.

Sea horse () 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 horse () The walrus.

Sea horse () Any fish of the genus Hippocampus.

Sea hulver () Sea holly.

Sea-island (a.) 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 () A medusa, or jellyfish.

Seak (n.) Soap prepared for use in milling cloth.

Sea kale () See under Kale.

Sea king () 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 (n.) Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocidae and Otariidae.

Seal (n.) An engraved or inscribed stamp, used for marking an impression in wax or other soft substance, to be attached to a document, or otherwise used by way of authentication or security.

Seal (n.) Wax, wafer, or other tenacious substance, set to an instrument, and impressed or stamped with a seal; as, to give a deed under hand and seal.

Seal (n.) That which seals or fastens; esp., the wax or wafer placed on a letter or other closed paper, etc., to fasten it.

Seal (n.) That which confirms, ratifies, or makes stable; that which authenticates; that which secures; assurance.

Seal (n.) An arrangement for preventing the entrance or return of gas or air into a pipe, by which the open end of the pipe dips beneath the surface of water or other liquid, or a deep bend or sag in the pipe is filled with the liquid; a draintrap.

Sealed (imp. & p. p.) of Seal

Skaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seal

Seal (v. t.) To set or affix a seal to; hence, to authenticate; to confirm; to ratify; to establish; as, to seal a deed.

Seal (v. t.) To mark with a stamp, as an evidence of standard exactness, legal size, or merchantable quality; as, to seal weights and measures; to seal silverware.

Seal (v. t.) To fasten with a seal; to attach together with a wafer, wax, or other substance causing adhesion; as, to seal a letter.

Seal (v. t.) Hence, to shut close; to keep close; to make fast; to keep secure or secret.

Seal (v. t.) To fix, as a piece of iron in a wall, with cement, plaster, or the like.

Seal (v. t.) To close by means of a seal; as, to seal a drainpipe with water. See 2d Seal, 5.

Seal (v. t.) Among the Mormons, to confirm or set apart as a second or additional wife.

Seal (v. i.) To affix one's seal, or a seal.

Sea laces () A kind of seaweed (Chorda Filum) having blackish cordlike fronds, often many feet long.

Sea lamprey () The common lamprey.

Sea language () The peculiar language or phraseology of seamen; sailor's cant.

Sea lark () The rock pipit (Anthus obscurus).

Sea lark () Any one of several small sandpipers and plovers, as the ringed plover, the turnstone, the dunlin, and the sanderling.

Sea lavender () See Marsh rosemary, under Marsh.

Sea lawyer () The gray snapper. See under Snapper.

Seal-brown (a.) Of a rich dark brown color, like the fur of the fur seal after it is dyed.

Sea legs () 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 () Any one of several species of nudibranchiate mollusks of the genus Doris and allied genera, having a smooth, thick, convex yellow body.

Sea leopard () 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 (n.) One who seals; especially, an officer whose duty it is to seal writs or instruments, to stamp weights and measures, or the like.

Sealer (n.) A mariner or a vessel engaged in the business of capturing seals.

Sea letter () 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 () The green papery fronds of several seaweeds of the genus Ulva, sometimes used as food.

Sea level () The level of the surface of the sea; any surface on the same level with the sea.

Sealgh (n.) Alt. of Selch

Selch (n.) A seal.

Sea lily () A crinoid.

Sealing wax () A compound of the resinous materials, pigments, etc., used as a material for seals, as for letters, documents, etc.

Sea lion () 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 () The three-bearded rockling. See Rockling.

Sea louse () Any one of numerous species of isopod crustaceans of Cymothoa, Livoneca, and allied genera, mostly parasites on fishes.

Seam (n.) Grease; tallow; lard.

Seam (n.) The fold or line formed by sewing together two pieces of cloth or leather.

Seam (n.) Hence, a line of junction; a joint; a suture, as on a ship, a floor, or other structure; the line of union, or joint, of two boards, planks, metal plates, etc.

Seam (n.) A thin layer or stratum; a narrow vein between two thicker strata; as, a seam of coal.

Seam (n.) A line or depression left by a cut or wound; a scar; a cicatrix.

Seamed (imp. & p. p.) of Seam

Seaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seam

Seam (v. t.) To form a seam upon or of; to join by sewing together; to unite.

Seam (v. t.) To mark with something resembling a seam; to line; to scar.

Seam (v. t.) To make the appearance of a seam in, as in knitting a stocking; hence, to knit with a certain stitch, like that in such knitting.

Seam (v. i.) To become ridgy; to crack open.

Seam (n.) A denomination of weight or measure.

Seam (n.) The quantity of eight bushels of grain.

Seam (n.) The quantity of 120 pounds of glass.

Sea-maid (n.) The mermaid.

Sea-maid (n.) A sea nymph.

Sea-mail (n.) A gull; the mew.

Seamen (pl. ) of Seaman

Seaman (n.) A merman; the male of the mermaid.

Seamen (pl. ) of Seaman

Seaman (n.) One whose occupation is to assist in the management of ships at sea; a mariner; a sailor; -- applied both to officers and common mariners, but especially to the latter. Opposed to landman, or landsman.

Seamanlike (a.) Having or showing the skill of a practical seaman.

Seamanship (n.) The skill of a good seaman; the art, or skill in the art, of working a ship.

Sea mantis () A squilla.

Sea marge () Land which borders on the sea; the seashore.

Seamark (n.) 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 () Any bryozoan of the genus Flustra or allied genera which form frondlike corals.

Sea maw () The sea mew.

Seamed (a.) Out of condition; not in good condition; -- said of a hawk.

Sea-mell (n.) The sea mew.

Sea mew () A gull; the mew.

Sea mile () A geographical mile. See Mile.

Sea milkwort () A low, fleshy perennial herb (Glaux maritima) found along northern seashores.

Seaming (n.) The act or process of forming a seam or joint.

Seaming (n.) The cord or rope at the margin of a seine, to which the meshes of the net are attached.

Seamless (a.) Without a seam.

Sea monk () See Monk seal, under Monk.

Sea monster () Any large sea animal.

Sea moss () Any branched marine bryozoan resembling moss.

Sea mouse () A dorsibranchiate annelid, belonging to Aphrodite and allied genera, having long, slender, hairlike setae on the sides.

Sea mouse () The dunlin.

Seamster (n.) One who sews well, or whose occupation is to sew.

Seamstress (n.) A woman whose occupation is sewing; a needlewoman.

Seamstressy (n.) The business of a seamstress.

Sea mud () A rich slimy deposit in salt marshes and along the seashore, sometimes used as a manure; -- called also sea ooze.

Seamy (a.) Having a seam; containing seams, or showing them.

Sean (n.) A seine. See Seine.

Seance (n.) A session, as of some public body; especially, a meeting of spiritualists to receive spirit communication, so called.

Sea needle () See Garfish (a).

Sea nettle () A jellyfish, or medusa.

Seannachie (n.) A bard among the Highlanders of Scotland, who preserved and repeated the traditions of the tribes; also, a genealogist.

Sea onion () The officinal squill. See Squill.

Sea ooze () Same as Sea mud.

Sea orange () 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 (n.) A globefish.

Sea otter () 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 () The lumpfish.

Sea pad () The puffin.

Sea partridge () The gilthead (Crenilabrus melops), a fish of the British coasts.

Sea pass () A document carried by neutral merchant vessels in time of war, to show their nationality; a sea letter or passport. See Passport.

Sea peach () A beautiful American ascidian (Cynthia, / Halocynthia, pyriformis) having the size, form, velvety surface, and color of a ripe peach.

Sea pear () A pedunculated ascidian of the genus Boltonia.

Sea-pen (n.) A pennatula.

Sea perch () The European bass (Roccus, / Labrax, lupus); -- called also sea dace.

Sea perch () The cunner.

Sea perch () The sea bass.

Sea perch () The name is applied also to other species of fishes.

Sea pheasant () The pintail duck.

Sea pie () The oyster catcher, a limicoline bird of the genus Haematopus.

Sea pie () A dish of crust or pastry and meat or fish, etc., cooked together in alternate layers, -- a common food of sailors; as, a three-decker sea pie.

Seapiece (n.) A picture representing a scene at sea; a marine picture.

Sea piet () See 1st Sea pie.

Sea pig () A porpoise or dolphin.

Sea pig () A dugong.

Sea pigeon () The common guillemot.

Sea pike () The garfish.

Sea pike () A large serranoid food fish (Centropomus undecimalis) found on both coasts of America; -- called also robalo.

Sea pike () The merluce.

Sea pincushion () A sea purse.

Sea pincushion () A pentagonal starfish.

Sea pink () See Thrift.

Sea plover () the black-bellied plover.

Sea poacher () Alt. of Sea poker

Sea poker () The lyrie.

Sea pool () A pool of salt water.

Sea poppy () The horn poppy. See under Horn.

Sea porcupine () Any fish of the genus Diodon, and allied genera, whose body is covered with spines. See Illust. under Diodon.

Sea pork () An American compound ascidian (Amoraecium stellatum) which forms large whitish masses resembling salt pork.

Seaport (n.) A port on the seashore, or one accessible for seagoing vessels. Also used adjectively; as, a seaport town.

Seapoy (n.) See Sepoy.

Sea pudding () Any large holothurian.

Sea purse () The horny egg case of a skate, and of certain sharks.

Sea purslane () See under Purslane.

Sea pye () See 1st Sea pie.

Sea pyot () See 1st Sea pie.

Sea quail () The turnstone.

Seaquake (n.) A quaking of the sea.

Sear (a.) Alt. of Sere

Sere (a.) [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 (imp. & p. p.) of Sear

Searing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sear

Sear (a.) To wither; to dry up.

Sear (a.) To burn (the surface of) to dryness and hardness; to cauterize; to expose to a degree of heat such as changes the color or the hardness and texture of the surface; to scorch; to make callous; as, to sear the skin or flesh. Also used figuratively.

Sear (n.) The catch in a gunlock by which the hammer is held cocked or half cocked.

Sea rat () A pirate.

Sea rat () The chimaera.

Sea raven () An American cottoid fish (Hemitripterus Americanus) allied to the sculpins, found on the northeren Atlantic coasts.

Sea raven () The cormorant.

Searce (n.) A fine sieve.

Searce (v. t.) To sift; to bolt.

Searcer (n.) One who sifts or bolts.

Searcer (n.) A searce, or sieve.

Searched (imp. & p. p.) of Search

Searching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Search

Search (v. t.) To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city.

Search (v. t.) To inquire after; to look for; to seek.

Search (v. t.) To examine or explore by feeling with an instrument; to probe; as, to search a wound.

Search (v. t.) To examine; to try; to put to the test.

Search (v. i.) To seek; to look for something; to make inquiry, exploration, or examination; to hunt.

Search (v. t.) The act of seeking or looking for something; quest; inquiry; pursuit for finding something; examination.

Searchable (a.) Capable of being searched.

Searchableness (n.) Quality of being searchable.

Searcher (n.) One who, or that which, searhes or examines; a seeker; an inquirer; an examiner; a trier.

Searcher (n.) Formerly, an officer in London appointed to examine the bodies of the dead, and report the cause of death.

Searcher (n.) An officer of the customs whose business it is to search ships, merchandise, luggage, etc.

Searcher (n.) An inspector of leather.

Searcher (n.) An instrument for examining the bore of a cannon, to detect cavities.

Searcher (n.) An implement for sampling butter; a butter trier.

Searcher (n.) An instrument for feeling after calculi in the bladder, etc.

Searching (a.) Exploring thoroughly; scrutinizing; penetrating; trying; as, a searching discourse; a searching eye.

Searchless (a.) Impossible to be searched; inscrutable; impenetrable.

Searcloth (n.) Cerecloth.

Searcloth (v. t.) To cover, as a sore, with cerecloth.

Seared (a.) Scorched; cauterized; hence, figuratively, insensible; not susceptible to moral influences.

Searedness (n.) The state of being seared or callous; insensibility.

Sea reed () The sea-sand reed. See under Reed.

Sea risk () Risk of injury, destruction, or loss by the sea, or while at sea.

Sea robber () A pirate; a sea rover.

Sea robin () See under Robin, and Illustration in Appendix.

Sea rocket () See under Rocket.

Sea room () Room or space at sea for a vessel to maneuver, drive, or scud, without peril of running ashore or aground.

Sea rover () One that cruises or roves the sea for plunder; a sea robber; a pirate; also, a piratical vessel.

Sea-roving (a.) Cruising at random on the ocean.

Sea salmon () A young pollock.

Sea salmon () The spotted squeteague.

Sea salmon () See Sea bass (b).

Sea salt () Common salt, obtained from sea water by evaporation.

Sea sandpiper () The purple sandpiper.

Sea sandwort () See Sea chickweed.

Sea saurian (n.) Any marine saurian; esp. (Paleon.) the large extinct species of Mosasaurus, Icthyosaurus, Plesiosaurus, and related genera.

Seascape (n.) A picture representing a scene at sea.

Sea scorpion () A European sculpin (Cottus scorpius) having the head armed with short spines.

Sea scorpion () The scorpene.

Sea scurf () Any bryozoan which forms rounded or irregular patches of coral on stones, seaweeds, etc.

Sea serpent () Any marine snake. See Sea snake.

Sea serpent () A large marine animal of unknown nature, often reported to have been seen at sea, but never yet captured.

Seashell (n.) The shell of any marine mollusk.

Seashore (n.) The coast of the sea; the land that lies adjacent to the sea or ocean.

Seashore (n.) All the ground between the ordinary highwater and low-water marks.

Seasick (a.) Affected with seasickness.

Seasickness (n.) The peculiar sickness, characterized by nausea and prostration, which is caused by the pitching or rolling of a vessel.

Seaside (n.) The land bordering on, or adjacent to, the sea; the seashore. Also used adjectively.

Sea slater () Any isopod crustacean of the genus Ligia.

Sea slug () A holothurian.

Sea slug () A nudibranch mollusk.

Sea snail () A small fish of the genus Liparis, having a ventral sucker. It lives among stones and seaweeds.

Sea snail () Any small creeping marine gastropod, as the species of Littorina, Natica, etc.

Sea snake () 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 () A sandpiper, as the knot and dunlin.

Sea snipe () The bellows fish.

Season (n.) 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.

Season (n.) Hence, a period of time, especially as regards its fitness for anything contemplated or done; a suitable or convenient time; proper conjuncture; as, the season for planting; the season for rest.

Season (n.) A period of time not very long; a while; a time.

Season (n.) That which gives relish; seasoning.

Seasoned (imp. & p. p.) of Season

Seasoning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Season

Season (v. t.) To render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit.

Season (v. t.) To fit for any use by time or habit; to habituate; to accustom; to inure; to ripen; to mature; as, to season one to a climate.

Season (v. t.) Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber.

Season (v. t.) To fit for taste; to render palatable; to give zest or relish to; to spice; as, to season food.

Season (v. t.) Hence, to fit for enjoyment; to render agrecable.

Season (v. t.) To qualify by admixture; to moderate; to temper.

Season (v. t.) To imbue; to tinge or taint.

Season (v. t.) To copulate with; to impregnate.

Season (v. i.) To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate.

Season (v. i.) To become dry and hard, by the escape of the natural juices, or by being penetrated with other substance; as, timber seasons in the sun.

Season (v. i.) To give token; to savor.

Seasonable (a.) 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 (n.) A seasoning.

Seasonal (a.) Of or pertaining to the seasons.

Seasoner (n.) One who, or that which, seasons, or gives a relish; a seasoning.

Seasoning (n.) The act or process by which anything is seasoned.

Seasoning (n.) That which is added to any species of food, to give it a higher relish, as salt, spices, etc.; a condiment.

Seasoning (n.) Hence, something added to enhance enjoyment or relieve dullness; as, wit is the seasoning of conversation.

Seasonless (a.) Without succession of the seasons.

Sea spider () Any maioid crab; a spider crab. See Maioid, and Spider crab, under Spider.

Sea spider () Any pycnogonid.

Sea squirt () An ascidian. See Illust. under Tunicata.

Sea star () A starfish, or brittle star.

Sea surgeon () A surgeon fish.

Sea swallow () The common tern.

Sea swallow () The storm petrel.

Sea swallow () The gannet.

Sea swallow () See Cornish chough, under Chough.

Seat (n.) 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.

Seat (n.) The place occupied by anything, or where any person or thing is situated, resides, or abides; a site; an abode, a station; a post; a situation.

Seat (n.) That part of a thing on which a person sits; as, the seat of a chair or saddle; the seat of a pair of pantaloons.

Seat (n.) A sitting; a right to sit; regular or appropriate place of sitting; as, a seat in a church; a seat for the season in the opera house.

Seat (n.) Posture, or way of sitting, on horseback.

Seat (n.) A part or surface on which another part or surface rests; as, a valve seat.

Seated (imp. & p. p.) of Seat

Seating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seat

Seat (v. t.) To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat one's self.

Seat (v. t.) To cause to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle.

Seat (v. t.) To assign a seat to, or the seats of; to give a sitting to; as, to seat a church, or persons in a church.

Seat (v. t.) To fix; to set firm.

Seat (v. t.) To settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to seat a country.

Seat (v. t.) To put a seat or bottom in; as, to seat a chair.

Seat (v. i.) To rest; to lie down.

Sea tang () A kind of seaweed; tang; tangle.

Sea term () A term used specifically by seamen; a nautical word or phrase.

Sea thief () A pirate.

Sea thongs () 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.

Seating (n.) The act of providong with a seat or seats; as, the seating of an audience.

Seating (n.) The act of making seats; also, the material for making seats; as, cane seating.

Sea titling () The rock pipit.

Seatless (a.) Having no seat.

Sea toad () A sculpin.

Sea toad () A toadfish.

Sea toad () The angler.

Sea trout () 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 trout () The common squeteague, and the spotted squeteague.

Sea trout () A California fish of the family Chiridae, especially Hexagrammus decagrammus; -- called also spotted rock trout. See Rock trout, under Rock.

Sea trout () A California sciaenoid fish (Cynoscion nobilis); -- called also white sea bass.

Sea trumpet () A great blackish seaweed of the Southern Ocean, having a hollow and expanding stem and a pinnate frond, sometimes twenty feet long.

Sea trumpet () Any large marine univalve shell of the genus Triton. See Triton.

Sea turn () A breeze, gale, or mist from the sea.

Sea turtle () 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 turtle () The sea pigeon, or guillemot.

Sea unicorn () The narwhal.

Sea urchin () Any one of numerous species of echinoderms of the order Echinoidea.

Seave (n.) A rush.

Seavy (a.) Overgrown with rushes.

Sea wall () A wall, or embankment, to resist encroachments of the sea.

Sea-walled (a.) Surrounded, bounded, or protected by the sea, as if by a wall.

Seawan (n.) Alt. of Seawant

Seawant (n.) The name used by the Algonquin Indians for the shell beads which passed among the Indians as money.

Seawand () See Sea girdles.

Seaward (a.) Directed or situated toward the sea.

Seaward (adv.) Toward the sea.

Seaware (n.) Seaweed; esp., coarse seaweed. See Ware, and Sea girdles.

Seaweed (n.) Popularly, any plant or plants growing in the sea.

Seaweed (n.) Any marine plant of the class Algae, as kelp, dulse, Fucus, Ulva, etc.

Sea whip () A gorgonian having a simple stem.

Sea widgeon () The scaup duck.

Sea widgeon () The pintail duck.

Seawives (pl. ) of Seawife

Seawife (n.) A European wrasse (Labrus vetula).

Sea willow () A gorgonian coral with long flexible branches.

Sea wing () A wing shell (Avicula).

Sea withwind () A kind of bindweed (Convolvulus Soldanella) growing on the seacoast of Europe.

Sea wolf () The wolf fish.

Sea wolf () The European sea perch.

Sea wolf () The sea elephant.

Sea wolf () A sea lion.

Sea woodcock () The bar-tailed godwit.

Sea wood louse () A sea slater.

Sea wormwood () A European species of wormwood (Artemisia maritima) growing by the sea.

Seaworthiness (n.) The state or quality of being seaworthy, or able to resist the ordinary violence of wind and weather.

Seaworthy (a.) Fit for a voyage; worthy of being trusted to transport a cargo with safety; as, a seaworthy ship.

Sea wrack () See Wrack.

Sebaceous (a.) 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 (a.) 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 (n.) The eleventh month of the ancient Hebrew year, approximately corresponding with February.

Sebate (n.) A salt of sebacic acid.

Sebesten (n.) The mucilaginous drupaceous fruit of two East Indian trees (Cordia Myxa, and C. latifolia), sometimes used medicinally in pectoral diseases.

Sebic (a.) See Sebacic.

Sebiferous (a.) Producing vegetable tallow.

Sebiferous (a.) Producing fat; sebaceous; as, the sebiferous, or sebaceous, glands.

Sebiparous (a.) Same as Sebiferous.

Seborrhea (n.) A morbidly increased discharge of sebaceous matter upon the skin; stearrhea.

Secale (n.) A genus of cereal grasses including rye.

Secancy (n.) A cutting; an intersection; as, the point of secancy of one line by another.

Secant (a.) Cutting; divivding into two parts; as, a secant line.

Secant (a.) A line that cuts another; especially, a straight line cutting a curve in two or more points.

Secant (a.) A right line drawn from the center of a circle through one end of a circular arc, and terminated by a tangent drawn from the other end; the number expressing the ratio line of this line to the radius of the circle. See Trigonometrical function, under Function.

Secco (a.) Dry.

Seceded (imp. & p. p.) of Secede

Seceding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Secede

Secede (v. i.) 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 (n.) One who secedes.

Seceder (n.) One of a numerous body of Presbyterians in Scotland who seceded from the communion of the Established Church, about the year 1733, and formed the Secession Church, so called.

Secerned (imp. & p. p.) of Secern

Secerning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Secern

Secern (v. t.) To separate; to distinguish.

Secern (v. t.) To secrete; as, mucus secerned in the nose.

Secernent (a.) Secreting; secretory.

Secernent (n.) That which promotes secretion.

Secernent (n.) A vessel in, or by means of, which the process of secretion takes place; a secreting vessel.

Secernment (n.) The act or process of secreting.

Secess (n.) Retirement; retreat; secession.

Secession (n.) The act of seceding; separation from fellowship or association with others, as in a religious or political organization; withdrawal.

Secession (n.) The withdrawal of a State from the national Union.

Secessionism (n.) The doctrine or policy of secession; the tenets of secession; the tenets of secessionists.

Secessionist (n.) One who upholds secession.

Secessionist (n.) One who holds to the belief that a State has the right to separate from the Union at its will.

Seche (v. t. & i.) To seek.

Sechium (n.) 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 (a.) Barren; unprofitable. See Rent seck, under Rent.

Seckel (n.) A small reddish brown sweet and juicy pear. It originated on a farm near Philadelphia, afterwards owned by a Mr. Seckel.

Secle (n.) A century.

Secluded (imp. & p. p.) of Seclude

Secluding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seclude

Seclude (v. t.) To shut up apart from others; to withdraw into, or place in, solitude; to separate from society or intercourse with others.

Seclude (v. t.) To shut or keep out; to exclude.

Seclusion (n.) The act of secluding, or the state of being secluded; separation from society or connection; a withdrawing; privacy; as, to live in seclusion.

Seclusive (a.) Tending to seclude; keeping in seclusion; secluding; sequestering.

Second (a.) Immediately following the first; next to the first in order of place or time; hence, occuring again; another; other.

Second (a.) Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.

Second (a.) Being of the same kind as another that has preceded; another, like a protype; as, a second Cato; a second Troy; a second deluge.

Second (n.) One who, or that which, follows, or comes after; one next and inferior in place, time, rank, importance, excellence, or power.

Second (n.) One who follows or attends another for his support and aid; a backer; an assistant; specifically, one who acts as another's aid in a duel.

Second (n.) Aid; assistance; help.

Second (n.) An article of merchandise of a grade inferior to the best; esp., a coarse or inferior kind of flour.

Second (a.) The sixtieth part of a minute of time or of a minute of space, that is, the second regular subdivision of the degree; as, sound moves about 1,140 English feet in a second; five minutes and ten seconds north of this place.

Second (a.) In the duodecimal system of mensuration, the twelfth part of an inch or prime; a line. See Inch, and Prime, n., 8.

Second (n.) The interval between any tone and the tone which is represented on the degree of the staff next above it.

Second (n.) The second part in a concerted piece; -- often popularly applied to the alto.

Seconded (imp. & p. p.) of Second

Seconding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Second

Second (a.) To follow in the next place; to succeed; to alternate.

Second (a.) To follow or attend for the purpose of assisting; to support; to back; to act as the second of; to assist; to forward; to encourage.

Second (a.) Specifically, to support, as a motion or proposal, by adding one's voice to that of the mover or proposer.

Secondarily (adv.) In a secondary manner or degree.

Secondarily (adv.) Secondly; in the second place.

Secondariness (n.) The state of being secondary.

Secondary (a.) Suceeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate.

Secondary (a.) Acting by deputation or delegated authority; as, the work of secondary hands.

Secondary (a.) Possessing some quality, or having been subject to some operation (as substitution), in the second degree; as, a secondary salt, a secondary amine, etc. Cf. primary.

Secondary (a.) Subsequent in origin; -- said of minerals produced by alteertion or deposition subsequent to the formation of the original rocks mass; also of characters of minerals (as secondary cleavage, etc.) developed by pressure or other causes.

Secondary (a.) Pertaining to the second joint of the wing of a bird.

Secondary (a.) Dependent or consequent upon another disease; as, Bright's disease is often secondary to scarlet fever. (b) Occuring in the second stage of a disease; as, the secondary symptoms of syphilis.

Secondaries (pl. ) of Secondary

Secondary (n.) One who occupies a subordinate, inferior, or auxiliary place; a delegate deputy; one who is second or next to the chief officer; as, the secondary, or undersheriff of the city of London.

Secondary (n.) A secondary circle.

Secondary (n.) A satellite.

Secondary (n.) A secondary quill.

Second-class (a.) Of the rank or degree below the best highest; inferior; second-rate; as, a second-class house; a second-class passage.

Seconder (n.) One who seconds or supports what another attempts, affirms, moves, or proposes; as, the seconder of an enterprise or of a motion.

Secondhand (a.) Not original or primary; received from another.

Secondhand (a.) Not new; already or previously or used by another; as, a secondhand book, garment.

Secondly (adv.) In the second place.

Secondo (n.) The second part in a concerted piece.

Second-rate (a.) Of the second size, rank, quality, or value; as, a second-rate ship; second-rate cloth; a second-rate champion.

Second-sight (n.) 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 (a.) Having the power of second-sight.

Secre (a.) Secret; secretive; faithful to a secret.

Secre (n.) A secret.

Secrecies (pl. ) of Secrecy

Secrecy (n.) The state or quality of being hidden; as, his movements were detected in spite of their secrecy.

Secrecy (n.) That which is concealed; a secret.

Secrecy (n.) Seclusion; privacy; retirement.

Secrecy (n.) The quality of being secretive; fidelity to a secret; forbearance of disclosure or discovery.

Secrely (adv.) Secretly.

Secreness (n.) Secrecy; privacy.

Secret (a.) Hidden; concealed; as, secret treasure; secret plans; a secret vow.

Secret (a.) Withdraw from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded.

Secret (a.) Faithful to a secret; not inclined to divulge or betray confidence; secretive.

Secret (a.) Separate; distinct.

Secret (a.) Something studiously concealed; a thing kept from general knowledge; what is not revealed, or not to be revealed.

Secret (a.) A thing not discovered; what is unknown or unexplained; a mystery.

Secret (a.) The parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed; the genital organs.

Secret (v. t.) To keep secret.

Secretage (n.) A process in which mercury, or some of its salts, is employed to impart the property of felting to certain kinds of furs.

Secretarial (a.) Of or pertaining to a secretary; befitting a secretary.

Secretariat (n.) Alt. of Secretariate

Secretariate (n.) The office of a secretary; the place where a secretary transacts business, keeps records, etc.

Secretaries (pl. ) of Secretary

Secretary (n.) One who keeps, or is intrusted with, secrets.

Secretary (n.) A person employed to write orders, letters, dispatches, public or private papers, records, and the like; an official scribe, amanuensis, or writer; one who attends to correspondence, and transacts other business, for an association, a public body, or an individual.

Secretary (n.) An officer of state whose business is to superintend and manage the affairs of a particular department of government, and who is usually a member of the cabinet or advisory council of the chief executive; as, the secretary of state, who conducts the correspondence and attends to the relations of a government with foreign courts; the secretary of the treasury, who manages the department of finance; the secretary of war, etc.

Secretary (n.) A piece of furniture, with conveniences for writing and for the arrangement of papers; an escritoire.

Secretary (n.) The secretary bird.

Secretaryship (n.) The office, or the term of office, of a secretary.

Secreted (imp. & p. p.) of Secrete

Secreting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Secrete

Secrete (v. t.) To deposit in a place of hiding; to hide; to conceal; as, to secrete stolen goods; to secrete one's self.

Secrete (v. t.) To separate from the blood and elaborate by the process of secretion; to elaborate and emit as a secretion. See Secretion.

Secretion (n.) The act of secreting or concealing; as, the secretion of dutiable goods.

Secretion (n.) The act of secreting; the process by which material is separated from the blood through the agency of the cells of the various glands and elaborated by the cells into new substances so as to form the various secretions, as the saliva, bile, and other digestive fluids. The process varies in the different glands, and hence are formed the various secretions.

Secretion (n.) Any substance or fluid secreted, or elaborated and emitted, as the gastric juice.

Secretist (n.) A dealer in secrets.

Secretitious (a.) Parted by animal secretion; as, secretitious humors.

Secretive (a.) Tending to secrete, or to keep secret or private; as, a secretive disposition.

Secretiveness (n.) The quality of being secretive; disposition or tendency to conceal.

Secretiveness (n.) The faculty or propensity which impels to reserve, secrecy, or concealment.

Secretly (adv.) In a secret manner.

Secretness (n.) The state or quality of being secret, hid, or concealed.

Secretness (n.) Secretiveness; concealment.

Secrete-metory (a.) Causing secretion; -- said of nerves which go to glands and influence secretion.

Secretory (a.) Secreting; performing, or connected with, the office secretion; secernent; as, secretory vessels, nerves.

Secretory (n.) A secretory vessel; a secernent.

Sect (n.) A cutting; a scion.

Sect (n.) Those following a particular leader or authority, or attached to a certain opinion; a company or set having a common belief or allegiance distinct from others; in religion, the believers in a particular creed, or upholders of a particular practice; especially, in modern times, a party dissenting from an established church; a denomination; in philosophy, the disciples of a particular master; a school; in society and the state, an order, rank, class, or party.

Sectant (n.) 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 (n.) 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.

Sectarian (n.) One of a sect; a member or adherent of a special school, denomination, or religious or philosophical party; one of a party in religion which has separated itself from established church, or which holds tenets different from those of the prevailing denomination in a state.

Sectarianism (n.) 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 (v. t.) To imbue with sectarian feelings; to subject to the control of a sect.

Sectarism (n.) Sectarianism.

Sectarist (n.) A sectary.

Sectaries (pl. ) of Sectary

Sectary (n.) 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 (n.) A follower; a disciple; an adherent to a sect.

Sectile (a.) Capable of being cut; specifically (Min.), capable of being severed by the knife with a smooth cut; -- said of minerals.

Sectility (n.) The state or quality of being sectile.

Section (n.) The act of cutting, or separation by cutting; as, the section of bodies.

Section (n.) A part separated from something; a division; a portion; a slice.

Section (n.) A distinct part or portion of a book or writing; a subdivision of a chapter; the division of a law or other writing; a paragraph; an article; hence, the character /, often used to denote such a division.

Section (n.) A distinct part of a country or people, community, class, or the like; a part of a territory separated by geographical lines, or of a people considered as distinct.

Section (n.) One of the portions, of one square mile each, into which the public lands of the United States are divided; one thirty-sixth part of a township. These sections are subdivided into quarter sections for sale under the homestead and preemption laws.

Section (n.) The figure made up of all the points common to a superficies and a solid which meet, or to two superficies which meet, or to two lines which meet. In the first case the section is a superficies, in the second a line, and in the third a point.

Section (n.) A division of a genus; a group of species separated by some distinction from others of the same genus; -- often indicated by the sign /.

Section (n.) A part of a musical period, composed of one or more phrases. See Phrase.

Section (n.) The description or representation of anything as it would appear if cut through by any intersecting plane; depiction of what is beyond a plane passing through, or supposed to pass through, an object, as a building, a machine, a succession of strata; profile.

Sectional (a.) Of or pertaining to a sections or distinct part of larger body or territory; local.

Sectional (a.) Consisting of sections, or capable of being divided into sections; as, a sectional steam boiler.

Sectionalism (n.) A disproportionate regard for the interests peculiar to a section of the country; local patriotism, as distinguished from national.

Sectionality (n.) The state or quality of being sectional; sectionalism.

Sectionalize (v. t.) To divide according to gepgraphical sections or local interests.

Sectionally (adv.) In a sectional manner.

Sectionize (v. t.) To form into sections.

Sectism (n.) Devotion to a sect.

Sectist (n.) One devoted to a sect; a soetary.

Sectiuncle (n.) A little or petty sect.

Sector (n.) A part of a circle comprehended between two radii and the included arc.

Sector (n.) A mathematical instrument, consisting of two rulers connected at one end by a joint, each arm marked with several scales, as of equal parts, chords, sines, tangents, etc., one scale of each kind on each arm, and all on lines radiating from the common center of motion. The sector is used for plotting, etc., to any scale.

Sector (n.) An astronomical instrument, the limb of which embraces a small portion only of a circle, used for measuring differences of declination too great for the compass of a micrometer. When it is used for measuring zenith distances of stars, it is called a zenith sector.

Sectoral (a.) Of or pertaining to a sector; as, a sectoral circle.

Sectorial (a.) Adapted for cutting.

Sectorial (n.) A sectorial, or carnassial, tooth.

Secular (a.) Coming or observed once in an age or a century.

Secular (a.) Pertaining to an age, or the progress of ages, or to a long period of time; accomplished in a long progress of time; as, secular inequality; the secular refrigeration of the globe.

Secular (a.) Of or pertaining to this present world, or to things not spiritual or holy; relating to temporal as distinguished from eternal interests; not immediately or primarily respecting the soul, but the body; worldly.

Secular (a.) Not regular; not bound by monastic vows or rules; not confined to a monastery, or subject to the rules of a religious community; as, a secular priest.

Secular (a.) Belonging to the laity; lay; not clerical.

Secular (n.) A secular ecclesiastic, or one not bound by monastic rules.

Secular (n.) A church official whose functions are confined to the vocal department of the choir.

Secular (n.) A layman, as distinguished from a clergyman.

Secularism (n.) The state or quality of being secular; a secular spirit; secularity.

Secularism (n.) The tenets or principles of the secularists.

Secularist (n.) 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 (n.) Supreme attention to the things of the present life; worldliness.

Secularization (n.) 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 (imp. & p. p.) of Secularize

Secularizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Secularize

Secularize (v. t.) To convert from regular or monastic into secular; as, to secularize a priest or a monk.

Secularize (v. t.) To convert from spiritual or common use; as, to secularize a church, or church property.

Secularize (v. t.) To make worldly or unspiritual.

Secularly (adv.) In a secular or worldly manner.

Secularness (n.) The quality or state of being secular; worldliness; worldly-minded-ness.

Secund (a.) Arranged on one side only, as flowers or leaves on a stalk.

Secundate (v. t.) To make prosperous.

Secundation (n.) Prosperity.

Secundine (n.) The second coat, or integument, of an ovule, lying within the primine.

Secundine (n.) The afterbirth, or placenta and membranes; -- generally used in the plural.

Secundo-geniture (n.) A right of inheritance belonging to a second son; a property or possession so inherited.

Securable (a.) That may be secured.

Secure (a.) Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident.

Secure (a.) Overconfident; incautious; careless; -- in a bad sense.

Secure (a.) Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; -- commonly with of; as, secure of a welcome.

Secure (a.) Net exposed to danger; safe; -- applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from.

Secured (imp. & p. p.) of Secure

Securing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Secure

Secure (v. t.) To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.

Secure (v. t.) To put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving; to make certain; to assure; to insure; -- frequently with against or from, rarely with of; as, to secure a creditor against loss; to secure a debt by a mortgage.

Secure (v. t.) To make fast; to close or confine effectually; to render incapable of getting loose or escaping; as, to secure a prisoner; to secure a door, or the hatches of a ship.

Secure (v. t.) To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate.

Securely (adv.) In a secure manner; without fear or apprehension; without danger; safely.

Securement (n.) The act of securing; protection.

Secureness (n.) The condition or quality of being secure; exemption from fear; want of vigilance; security.

Securer (n.) One who, or that which, secures.

Securifera (n. pl.) The Serrifera.

Securiform (a.) Having the form of an ax hatchet.

Securipalp (n.) One of a family of beetles having the maxillary palpi terminating in a hatchet-shaped joint.

Securities (pl. ) of Security

Security (n.) The condition or quality of being secure; secureness.

Security (n.) Freedom from apprehension, anxiety, or care; confidence of power of safety; hence, assurance; certainty.

Security (n.) Hence, carelessness; negligence; heedlessness.

Security (n.) Freedom from risk; safety.

Security (n.) That which secures or makes safe; protection; guard; defense.

Security (n.) Something given, deposited, or pledged, to make certain the fulfillment of an obligation, the performance of a contract, the payment of a debt, or the like; surety; pledge.

Security (n.) One who becomes surety for another, or engages himself for the performance of another's obligation.

Security (n.) An evidence of debt or of property, as a bond, a certificate of stock, etc.; as, government securities.

Sedan (n.) A portable chair or covered vehicle for carrying a single person, -- usually borne on poles by two men. Called also sedan chair.

Sedate (a.) Undisturbed by passion or caprice; calm; tranquil; serene; not passionate or giddy; composed; staid; as, a sedate soul, mind, or temper.

Sedation (n.) The act of calming, or the state of being calm.

Sedative (a.) Tending to calm, moderate, or tranquilize

Sedative (a.) allaying irritability and irritation; assuaging pain.

Sedative (n.) A remedy which allays irritability and irritation, and irritative activity or pain.

Sedent (a.) Sitting; inactive; quiet.

Sedentarily (adv.) In a sedentary manner.

Sedentariness (n.) Quality of being sedentary.

Sedentary (a.) Accustomed to sit much or long; as, a sedentary man.

Sedentary (a.) Characterized by, or requiring, much sitting; as, a sedentary employment; a sedentary life.

Sedentary (a.) Inactive; motionless; sluggish; hence, calm; tranquil.

Sedentary (a.) Caused by long sitting.

Sedentary (a.) Remaining in one place, especially when firmly attached to some object; as, the oyster is a sedentary mollusk; the barnacles are sedentary crustaceans.

Sederunt (n.) A sitting, as of a court or other body.

Sedge (n.) 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.

Sedge (n.) A flock of herons.

Sedged (a.) Made or composed of sedge.

Sedgy (a.) Overgrown with sedge.

Sedilia (n. pl.) Seats in the chancel of a church near the altar for the officiating clergy during intervals of service.

Sediment (n.) The matter which subsides to the bottom, frrom water or any other liquid; settlings; lees; dregs.

Sediment (n.) The material of which sedimentary rocks are formed.

Sedimental (a.) Sedimentary.

Sedimentary (a.) Of or pertaining to sediment; formed by sediment; containing matter that has subsided.

Sedimentation (n.) The act of depositing a sediment; specifically (Geol.), the deposition of the material of which sedimentary rocks are formed.

Sedition (n.) 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.

Sedition (n.) Dissension; division; schism.

Seditionary (n.) An inciter or promoter of sedition.

Seditious (a.) Of or pertaining to sedition; partaking of the nature of, or tending to excite, sedition; as, seditious behavior; seditious strife; seditious words.

Seditious (a.) Disposed to arouse, or take part in, violent opposition to lawful authority; turbulent; factious; guilty of sedition; as, seditious citizens.

Sedlitz (a.) Same as Seidlitz.

Seduced (imp. & p. p.) of Seduce

Seducing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seduce

Seduce (v. t.) 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.

Seduce (v. t.) Specifically, to induce to surrender chastity; to debauch by means of solicitation.

Seducement (n.) The act of seducing.

Seducement (n.) The means employed to seduce, as flattery, promises, deception, etc.; arts of enticing or corrupting.

Seducer (n.) One who, or that which, seduces; specifically, one who prevails over the chastity of a woman by enticements and persuasions.

Seducible (a.) Capable of being seduced; corruptible.

Seducing (a.) Seductive.

Seduction (n.) 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.

Seduction (n.) That which seduces, or is adapted to seduce; means of leading astray; as, the seductions of wealth.

Seductive (a.) Tending to lead astray; apt to mislead by flattering appearances; tempting; alluring; as, a seductive offer.

Seductively (adv.) In a seductive manner.

Seductress (n.) A woman who seduces.

Sedulity (n.) The quality or state of being sedulous; diligent and assiduous application; constant attention; unremitting industry; sedulousness.

Sedulous (a.) 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 (n.) A genus of plants, mostly perennial, having succulent leaves and cymose flowers; orpine; stonecrop.

See (n.) A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised.

See (n.) Specifically: (a) The seat of episcopal power; a diocese; the jurisdiction of a bishop; as, the see of New York. (b) The seat of an archibishop; a province or jurisdiction of an archibishop; as, an archiepiscopal see. (c) The seat, place, or office of the pope, or Roman pontiff; as, the papal see. (d) The pope or his court at Rome; as, to appeal to the see of Rome.

Saw (imp.) of See

Seen (p. p.) of See

Seeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of See

See (v. t.) To perceive by the eye; to have knowledge of the existence and apparent qualities of by the organs of sight; to behold; to descry; to view.

See (v. t.) To perceive by mental vision; to form an idea or conception of; to note with the mind; to observe; to discern; to distinguish; to understand; to comprehend; to ascertain.

See (v. t.) To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to regard attentivelly; to look after.

See (v. t.) To have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit; as, to go to see a friend.

See (v. t.) To fall in with; to have intercourse or communication with; hence, to have knowledge or experience of; as, to see military service.

See (v. t.) To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to see one home; to see one aboard the cars.

See (v. i.) To have the power of sight, or of perceiving by the proper organs; to possess or employ the sense of vision; as, he sees distinctly.

See (v. i.) Figuratively: To have intellectual apprehension; to perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; -- often followed by a preposition, as through, or into.

See (v. i.) To be attentive; to take care; to give heed; -- generally with to; as, to see to the house.

Seed (pl. ) of Seed

Seeds (pl. ) of Seed

Seed (n.) A ripened ovule, consisting of an embryo with one or more integuments, or coverings; as, an apple seed; a currant seed. By germination it produces a new plant.

Seed (n.) Any small seedlike fruit, though it may consist of a pericarp, or even a calyx, as well as the seed proper; as, parsnip seed; thistle seed.

Seed (n.) The generative fluid of the male; semen; sperm; -- not used in the plural.

Seed (n.) That from which anything springs; first principle; original; source; as, the seeds of virtue or vice.

Seed (n.) The principle of production.

Seed (n.) Progeny; offspring; children; descendants; as, the seed of Abraham; the seed of David.

Seed (n.) Race; generation; birth.

Seeded (imp. & p. p.) of Seed

Seeding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seed

Seed (v. t.) To sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to sow; as, to seed a field.

Seed (v. t.) To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.

Seedbox (n.) A capsule.

Seedbox (n.) A plant (Ludwigia alternifolia) which has somewhat cubical or box-shaped capsules.

Seedcake (n.) A sweet cake or cooky containing aromatic seeds, as caraway.

Seedcod (n.) A seedlip.

Seeder (n.) One who, or that which, sows or plants seed.

Seediness (n.) The quality or state of being seedy, shabby, or worn out; a state of wretchedness or exhaustion.

Seed-lac (n.) A species of lac. See the Note under Lac.

Seedless (a.) Without seed or seeds.

Seedling (n.) A plant reared from the seed, as distinguished from one propagated by layers, buds, or the like.

Seedlip (n.) Alt. of Seedlop

Seedlop (n.) A vessel in which a sower carries the seed to be scattered.

Seedman (See) Seedsman.

Seedness (n.) Seedtime.

Seedsmen (pl. ) of Seedsman

Seedsman (n.) A sower; one who sows or scatters seed.

Seedsman (n.) A person who deals in seeds.

Seedtime (n.) The season proper for sowing.

Seedy (superl.) Abounding with seeds; bearing seeds; having run to seeds.

Seedy (superl.) Having a peculiar flavor supposed to be derived from the weeds growing among the vines; -- said of certain kinds of French brandy.

Seedy (superl.) Old and worn out; exhausted; spiritless; also, poor and miserable looking; shabbily clothed; shabby looking; as, he looked seedy coat.

Seeing (conj. (but originally a present participle)) In view of the fact (that); considering; taking into account (that); insmuch as; since; because; -- followed by a dependent clause; as, he did well, seeing that he was so young.

Seek (a.) Sick.

Sought (imp. & p. p.) of Seek

Seeking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seek

Seek (v. t.) To go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to find.

Seek (v. t.) To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to bessech.

Seek (v. t.) To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at; as, to seek wealth or fame; to seek one's life.

Seek (v. t.) To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to.

Seek (v. i.) To make search or inquiry: to endeavor to make discovery.

Seeker (n.) One who seeks; that which is used in seeking or searching.

Seeker (n.) One of a small heterogeneous sect of the 17th century, in Great Britain, who professed to be seeking the true church, ministry, and sacraments.

Seek-no-further (n.) A kind of choice winter apple, having a subacid taste; -- formerly called go-no-further.

Seek-sorrow (n.) One who contrives to give himself vexation.

Seeled (imp. & p. p.) of Seel

Seeling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seel

Seel (v. t.) To close the eyes of (a hawk or other bird) by drawing through the lids threads which were fastened over the head.

Seel (v. t.) Hence, to shut or close, as the eyes; to blind.

Seel (v. i.) To incline to one side; to lean; to roll, as a ship at sea.

Seel (n.) Alt. of Seeling

Seeling (n.) The rolling or agitation of a ship in a storm.

Seel (n.) Good fortune; favorable opportunity; prosperity. [Obs.] "So have I seel".

Seel (n.) Time; season; as, hay seel.

Seelily (adv.) In a silly manner.

Seely (a.) See Silly.

Seemed (imp. & p. p.) of Seem

Seeming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seem

Seem (a.) 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.

Seem (v. t.) To befit; to beseem.

Seemer (n.) One who seems; one who carries or assumes an appearance or semblance.

Seeming (a.) Having a semblance, whether with or without reality; apparent; specious; befitting; as, seeming friendship; seeming truth.

Seeming (n.) Appearance; show; semblance; fair appearance; speciousness.

Seeming (n.) Apprehension; judgment.

Seemingly (adv.) In appearance; in show; in semblance; apparently; ostensibly.

Seemingness (n.) Semblance; fair appearance; plausibility.

Seemless (a.) Unseemly.

Seemlily (adv.) In a seemly manner.

Seemliness (n.) The quality or state of being seemly: comeliness; propriety.

Seemly (v. i.) Suited to the object, occasion, purpose, or character; suitable; fit; becoming; comely; decorous.

Seemly (superl.) In a decent or suitable manner; becomingly.

Seemlyhed (n.) Comely or decent appearance.

Seen () p. p. of See.

Seen (a.) Versed; skilled; accomplished.

Seep (v. i.) Alt. of Sipe

Sipe (v. i.) To run or soak through fine pores and interstices; to ooze.

Seepage (n.) Alt. of Sipage

Sipage (n.) Water that seeped or oozed through a porous soil.

Seepy (a.) Alt. of Sipy

Sipy (a.) Oozy; -- applied to land under cultivation that is not well drained.

Seer (a.) Sore; painful.

Seer (n.) One who sees.

Seer (n.) A person who foresees events; a prophet.

Seeress (n.) A female seer; a prophetess.

Seerfish (n.) A scombroid food fish of Madeira (Cybium Commersonii).

Seerhand (n.) A kind of muslin of a texture between nainsook and mull.

Seership (n.) The office or quality of a seer.

Seersucker (n.) 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 (n.) Dry wood.

Seesaw (n.) 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.

Seesaw (n.) A plank or board adjusted for this play.

Seesaw (n.) A vibratory or reciprocating motion.

Seesaw (n.) Same as Crossruff.

Seesawad (imp. & p. p.) of Seesaw

Seesawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seesaw

Seesaw (v. i.) To move with a reciprocating motion; to move backward and forward, or upward and downward.

Seesaw (v. t.) To cause to move backward and forward in seesaw fashion.

Seesaw (a.) Moving up and down, or to and fro; having a reciprocating motion.

Seet (imp.) Sate; sat.

Seeth () imp. of Seethe.

Seethed (imp.) of Seethe

Sod () of Seethe

Seethed (p. p.) of Seethe

Sodden () of Seethe

Seething (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seethe

Seethe (n.) To decoct or prepare for food in hot liquid; to boil; as, to seethe flesh.

Seethe (v. i.) To be a state of ebullition or violent commotion; to be hot; to boil.

Seether (n.) A pot for boiling things; a boiler.

Seg (n.) Sedge.

Seg (n.) The gladen, and other species of Iris.

Seg (n.) A castrated bull.

Segar (n.) See Cigar.

Seggar (n.) A case or holder made of fire clay, in which fine pottery is inclosed while baking in the kin.

Segge (n.) The hedge sparrow.

Segment (n.) 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.

Segment (n.) A part cut off from a figure by a line or plane; especially, that part of a circle contained between a chord and an arc of that circle, or so much of the circle as is cut off by the chord; as, the segment acb in the Illustration.

Segment (n.) A piece in the form of the sector of a circle, or part of a ring; as, the segment of a sectional fly wheel or flywheel rim.

Segment (n.) A segment gear.

Segment (n.) One of the cells or division formed by segmentation, as in egg cleavage or in fissiparous cell formation.

Segment (n.) One of the divisions, rings, or joints into which many animal bodies are divided; a somite; a metamere; a somatome.

Segment (v. i.) To divide or separate into parts in growth; to undergo segmentation, or cleavage, as in the segmentation of the ovum.

Segmental (a.) Relating to, or being, a segment.

Segmental (a.) Of or pertaining to the segments of animals; as, a segmental duct; segmental papillae.

Segmental (a.) Of or pertaining to the segmental organs.

Segmentation (n.) 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 (a.) Divided into segments or joints; articulated.

Segnitude (n.) Alt. of Segnity

Segnity (n.) Sluggishness; dullness; inactivity.

Segno (n.) A sign. See Al segno, and Dal segno.

Sego (n.) A liliaceous plant (Calochortus Nuttallii) of Western North America, and its edible bulb; -- so called by the Ute Indians and the Mormons.

Segregate (a.) Separate; select.

Segregate (a.) Separated from others of the same kind.

Segregated (imp. & p. p.) of Segregate

Segregating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Segregate

Segregate (v. t.) To separate from others; to set apart.

Segregate (v. i.) To separate from a mass, and collect together about centers or along lines of fracture, as in the process of crystallization or solidification.

Segregation (n.) The act of segregating, or the state of being segregated; separation from others; a parting.

Segregation (n.) Separation from a mass, and gathering about centers or into cavities at hand through cohesive attraction or the crystallizing process.

Seiches (n. pl.) Local oscillations in level observed in the case of some lakes, as Lake Geneva.

Seid (n.) A descendant of Mohammed through his daughter Fatima and nephew Ali.

Seidlitz (a.) Of or pertaining to Seidlitz, a village in Bohemia.

Seigh () obs. imp. sing. of See. Saw.

Seigneurial (a.) Of or pertaining to the lord of a manor; manorial.

Seigneurial (a.) Vested with large powers; independent.

Seignior (n.) A lord; the lord of a manor.

Seignior (n.) A title of honor or of address in the South of Europe, corresponding to Sir or Mr. in English.

Seigniorage (n.) 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.

Seigniorage (n.) A share of the receipts of a business taken in payment for the use of a right, as a copyright or a patent.

Seignioral (a.) Of or pertaining to a seignior; seigneurial.

Seignioralty (n.) The territory or authority of a seignior, or lord.

Seigniorial (a.) Same as Seigneurial.

Seigniorize (v. t.) To lord it over.

-ies (pl. ) of Seigniory

Seigniory (n.) The power or authority of a lord; dominion.

Seigniory (n.) The territory over which a lord holds jurisdiction; a manor.

Seine (n.) 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 (n.) One who fishes with a seine.

Seining (n.) Fishing with a seine.

Seint (n.) A girdle.

Seint (n.) A saint.

Seintuary (n.) Sanctuary.

Seirfish (n.) Same as Seerfish.

Seirospore (n.) One of several spores arranged in a chain as in certain algae of the genus Callithamnion.

Seise (v. t.) See Seize.

Seisin (n.) See Seizin.

Seismic (a.) Alt. of Seismal

Seismal (a.) Of or pertaining to an earthquake; caused by an earthquake.

Seismograph (n.) An apparatus for registering the shocks and undulatory motions of earthquakes.

Seismographic (a.) Of or pertaining to a seismograph; indicated by a seismograph.

Seismography (n.) A writing about, or a description of, earthquakes.

Seismography (n.) The art of registering the shocks and undulatory movements of earthquakes.

Seismological (a.) Of or pertaining to seismology.

Seismology (n.) The science of earthquakes.

Seismometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the direction, duration, and force of earthquakes and like concussions.

Seismometric (a.) Of or pertaining to seismometry, or seismometer; as, seismometric instruments; seismometric measurements.

Seismometry (n.) The mensuration of such phenomena of earthquakes as can be expressed in numbers, or by their relation to the coordinates of space.

Seismoscope (n.) A seismometer.

Seity (n.) Something peculiar to one's self.

Seizable (a.) That may be seized.

Seized (imp. & p. p.) of Seize

Seizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seize

Seize (v. t.) To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold of; to gripe or grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp.

Seize (v. t.) To take possession of by force.

Seize (v. t.) To invade suddenly; to take sudden hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient.

Seize (v. t.) To take possession of by virtue of a warrant or other legal authority; as, the sheriff seized the debtor's goods.

Seize (v. t.) To fasten; to fix.

Seize (v. t.) To grap with the mind; to comprehend fully and distinctly; as, to seize an idea.

Seize (v. t.) To bind or fasten together with a lashing of small stuff, as yarn or marline; as, to seize ropes.

Seizer (n.) One who, or that which, seizes.

Seizin (n.) 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.

Seizin (n.) The act of taking possession.

Seizin (n.) The thing possessed; property.

Seizing (n.) The act of taking or grasping suddenly.

Seizing (n.) The operation of fastening together or lashing.

Seizing (n.) The cord or lashing used for such fastening.

Seizor (n.) One who seizes, or takes possession.

Seizure (n.) 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.

Seizure (n.) Retention within one's grasp or power; hold; possession; ownership.

Seizure (n.) That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed.

Sejant (a.) Alt. of Sejeant

Sejeant (a.) Sitting, as a lion or other beast.

Sejein (v. t.) To separate.

Sejunction (n.) The act of disjoining, or the state of being disjoined.

Sejungible (a.) Capable of being disjoined.

Seke (a.) Sick.

Seke (v. t. & i.) To seek.

Sekes (n.) A place in a pagan temple in which the images of the deities were inclosed.

Selachian (n.) One of the Selachii. See Illustration in Appendix.

Selachii (n. pl.) An order of elasmobranchs including the sharks and rays; the Plagiostomi. Called also Selacha, Selache, and Selachoidei.

Selachoidei (n. pl.) Same as Selachii.

Selachostomi (n. pl.) A division of ganoid fishes which includes the paddlefish, in which the mouth is armed with small teeth.

Selaginella (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) Rarely known; unusual; strange.

Seld (a.) Rare; uncommon; unusual.

Seld (adv.) Rarely; seldom.

Selden (adv.) Seldom.

Seldem (superl) Rarely; not often; not frequently.

Seldom (a.) Rare; infrequent.

Seldomness (n.) Rareness.

Seldseen (a.) Seldom seen.

Seldshewn (a.) Rarely shown or exhibited.

Select (a.) 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 (imp. & p. p.) of Select

Selecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Select

Select (v. t.) To choose and take from a number; to take by preference from among others; to pick out; to cull; as, to select the best authors for perusal.

Selectedly (adv.) With care and selection.

Selection (n.) The act of selecting, or the state of being selected; choice, by preference.

Selection (n.) That which is selected; a collection of things chosen; as, a choice selection of books.

Selective (a.) Selecting; tending to select.

Selectmen (pl. ) of Selectman

Selectman (n.) 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 (n.) The quality or state of being select.

Selector (n.) One who selects.

Selenate (n.) A salt of selenic acid; -- formerly called also seleniate.

Selenhydric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, hydrogen selenide, H2Se, regarded as an acid analogous to sulphydric acid.

Selenic (a.) 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 (n.) A binary compound of selenium, or a compound regarded as binary; as, ethyl selenide.

Seleniferous (a.) Containing, or impregnated with, selenium; as, seleniferous pyrites.

Selenio- () 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 (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, selenium; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with selenic compounds.

Selenite (n.) A salt of selenious acid.

Selenite (n.) A variety of gypsum, occuring in transparent crystals or crystalline masses.

Selenitic (a.) Alt. of Selenitical

Selenitical (a.) Of or pertaining to selenite; resembling or containing selenite.

Selenium (n.) 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 (n.) A selenide.

Seleniureted (a.) Combined with selenium as in a selenide; as, seleniureted hydrogen.

Selenecentric (a.) As seen or estimated from the center of the moon; with the moon central.

Selenograph (n.) A picture or delineation of the moon's surface, or of any part of it.

Selenographer (n.) One skilled in selenography.

Selenographic (a.) Alt. of Selenographical

Selenographical (a.) Of or pertaining to selenography.

Selenographist (n.) A selenographer.

Selenography (n.) The science that treats of the physical features of the moon; -- corresponding to physical geography in respect to the earth.

Selenonium (n.) A hypothetical radical of selenium, analogous to sulphonium.

Selenology (n.) That branch of astronomy which treats of the moon.

Self (a.) Same; particular; very; identical.

Selves (pl. ) of Self

Self (n.) The individual as the object of his own reflective consciousness; the man viewed by his own cognition as the subject of all his mental phenomena, the agent in his own activities, the subject of his own feelings, and the possessor of capacities and character; a person as a distinct individual; a being regarded as having personality.

Self (n.) Hence, personal interest, or love of private interest; selfishness; as, self is his whole aim.

Self (n.) Personification; embodiment.

Self-abased (a.) Humbled by consciousness of inferiority, unworthiness, guilt, or shame.

Self-abasement (n.) Degradation of one's self by one's own act.

Self-abasement (n.) Humiliation or abasement proceeding from consciousness of inferiority, guilt, or shame.

Self-abasing (a.) Lowering or humbling one's self.

Self-abhorrence (n.) Abhorrence of one's self.

Self-abnegation (n.) Self-denial; self-renunciation; self-sacrifice.

Self-abuse (n.) The abuse of one's own self, powers, or faculties.

Self-abuse (n.) Self-deception; delusion.

Self-abuse (n.) Masturbation; onanism; self-pollution.

Self-accused (a.) Accused by one's self or by one's conscience.

Self-acting (a.) 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 (n.) Action by, or originating in, one's self or itself.

Self-active (a.) Acting of one's self or of itself; acting without depending on other agents.

Self-activity (n.) The quality or state of being self-active; self-action.

Self-adjusting (a.) 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 (n.) Admiration of one's self.

Self-affairs (n. pl.) One's own affairs; one's private business.

Self-affrighted (a.) Frightened at or by one's self.

Self-aggrandizement (n.) The aggrandizement of one's self.

Self-annihilated (a.) Annihilated by one's self.

Self-annihilation (n.) Annihilation by one's own acts; annihilation of one's desires.

Self-applause (n.) Applause of one's self.

Self-applying (a.) Applying to or by one's self.

Self-approving (a.) Approving one's own action or character by one's own judgment.

Self-asserting (a.) 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 (n.) The act of asserting one's self, or one's own rights or claims; the quality of being self-asserting.

Self-assertive (a.) Disposed to self-assertion; self-asserting.

Self-assumed (a.) Assumed by one's own act, or without authority.

Self-assured (a.) Assured by or of one's self; self-reliant; complacent.

Self-banished (a.) Exiled voluntarily.

Self-begetten (a.) Begotten by one's self, or one's own powers.

Self-bern (a.) Born or produced by one's self.

Self-centered (a.) Alt. of Self-centred

Self-centred (a.) Centered in itself, or in one's self.

Self-centering (a.) Alt. of Self-centring

Self-centring (a.) Centering in one's self.

Self-centration (n.) The quality or state of being self-centered.

Self-charity (n.) Self-love.

Self-color (n.) A color not mixed or variegated.

Self-celored (a.) Being of a single color; -- applied to flowers, animals, and textile fabrics.

Self-command (n.) Control over one's own feelings, temper, etc.; self-control.

Self-commune (n.) Self-communion.

Self-communicative (a.) Imparting or communicating by its own powers.

Self-communion (n.) Communion with one's self; thoughts about one's self.

Self-complacency (n.) The quality of being self-complacent.

Self-complacent (a.) Satisfied with one's own character, capacity, and doings; self-satisfied.

Self-conceit (n.) Conceit of one's self; an overweening opinion of one's powers or endowments.

Self-conceited (a.) Having an overweening opinion of one's own powers, attainments; vain; conceited.

Self-concern (n.) Concern for one's self.

Self-condemnation (n.) Condemnation of one's self by one's own judgment.

Self-confidence (n.) The quality or state of being self-confident; self-reliance.

Self-confident (a.) Confident of one's own strength or powers; relying on one's judgment or ability; self-reliant.

Self-conjugate (a.) Having the two things that are conjugate parts of the same figure; as, self-conjugate triangles.

Self-conscious (a.) Conscious of one's acts or state as belonging to, or originating in, one's self.

Self-conscious (a.) Conscious of one's self as an object of the observation of others; as, the speaker was too self-conscious.

Self-consciousness (n.) The quality or state of being self-conscious.

Self-considering (a.) Considering in one's own mind; deliberating.

Self-consistency (n.) The quality or state of being self-consistent.

Self-cconsistent (a.) 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 (a.) Consuming one's self or itself.

Self-contained (a.) Having self-control; reserved; uncommunicative; wholly engrossed in one's self.

Self-contained (a.) Having all the essential working parts connected by a bedplate or framework, or contained in a case, etc., so that mutual relations of the parts do not depend upon fastening outside of the machine itself.

Self-contradiction (n.) 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 (a.) Contradicting one's self or itself.

Self-control (n.) Control of one's self; restraint exercised over one's self; self-command.

Self-convicted (a.) Convicted by one's own consciousness, knowledge, avowal, or acts.

Self-conviction (n.) The act of convicting one's self, or the state of being self-convicted.

Self-created (a.) Created by one's self; not formed or constituted by another.

Self-culture (n.) Culture, training, or education of one's self by one's own efforts.

Self-deceit (n.) The act of deceiving one's self, or the state of being self-deceived; self-deception.

Self-deceived (a.) Deceived or misled respecting one's self by one's own mistake or error.

Self-deception (n.) Self-deceit.

Self-defence (n.) See Self-defense.

Self-defense (n.) The act of defending one's own person, property, or reputation.

Self-defensive (a.) Defending, or tending to defend, one's own person, property, or reputation.

Self-degradation (n.) The act of degrading one's self, or the state of being so degraded.

Self-delation (n.) Accusation of one's self.

Self-delusion (n.) The act of deluding one's self, or the state of being thus deluded.

Self-denial (n.) The denial of one's self; forbearing to gratify one's own desires; self-sacrifice.

Self-denying (a.) Refusing to gratify one's self; self-sacrificing.

Self-dependent (a.) Dependent on one's self; self-depending; self-reliant.

Self-depending (a.) Depending on one's self.

Self-depraved (a.) Corrupted or depraved by one's self.

Self-destroyer (n.) One who destroys himself; a suicide.

Self-destruction (n.) The destruction of one's self; self-murder; suicide.

Self-destructive (a.) Destroying, or tending to destroy, one's self or itself; rucidal.

Self-determination (n.) 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 (a.) Capable of self-determination; as, the self-determining power of will.

Self-devised (a.) Devised by one's self.

Self-devoted (a.) Devoted in person, or by one's own will.

Self-devotement (n.) Self-devotion.

Self-devotion (n.) 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 (a.) Devouring one's self or itself.

Self-diffusive (a.) Having power to diffuse itself; diffusing itself.

Self-discipline (n.) Correction or government of one's self for the sake of improvement.

Self-distrust (n.) Want of confidence in one' self; diffidence.

Self-educated (a.) Educated by one's own efforts, without instruction, or without pecuniary assistance from others.

Self-elective (a.) Having the right of electing one's self, or, as a body, of electing its own members.

Self-enjoyment (n.) Enjoyment of one's self; self-satisfaction.

Self-esteem (n.) The holding a good opinion of one's self; self-complacency.

Self-estimation (n.) The act of estimating one's self; self-esteem.

Self-evidence (n.) The quality or state of being self-evident.

Self-evident (a.) 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 (n.) Evolution of one's self; development by inherent quality or power.

Self-exaltation (n.) The act of exalting one's self, or the state of being so exalted.

Self-examinant (n.) One who examines himself; one given to self-examination.

Self-examination (n.) An examination into one's own state, conduct, and motives, particularly in regard to religious feelings and duties.

Self-existence (n.) 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 (a.) Existing of or by himself,independent of any other being or cause; -- as, God is the only self-existent being.

self-explaining (a.) Explaining itself; capable of being understood without explanation.

Self-exposure (n.) The act of exposing one's self; the state of being so exposed.

Self-fertilization (n.) The fertilization of a flower by pollen from the same flower and without outer aid; autogamy.

Self-fertilized (a.) Fertilized by pollen from the same flower.

Self-glorious (a.) Springing from vainglory or vanity; vain; boastful.

Self-government (n.) The act of governing one's self, or the state of being governed by one's self; self-control; self-command.

Self-government (n.) Hence, government of a community, state, or nation by the joint action of the mass of people constituting such a civil body; also, the state of being so governed; democratic government; democracy.

Self-gratulation (n.) Gratulation of one's self.

Self-heal (n.) A blue-flowered labiate plant (Brunella vulgaris); the healall.

Self-healing (a.) Having the power or property of healing itself.

Self-help (n.) The act of aiding one's self, without depending on the aid of others.

Self-homicide (n.) The act of killing one's self; suicide.

Selfhood (n.) Existence as a separate self, or independent person; conscious personality; individuality.

Self-ignorance (n.) Ignorance of one's own character, powers, and limitations.

Self-ignorant (a.) Ignorant of one's self.

Self-imparting (a.) Imparting by one's own, or by its own, powers and will.

Self-importance (n.) An exaggerated estimate of one's own importance or merit, esp. as manifested by the conduct or manners; self-conceit.

Self-important (a.) Having or manifesting an exaggerated idea of one's own importance or merit.

Self-imposed (a.) Voluntarily taken on one's self; as, self-imposed tasks.

Self-imposture (n.) Imposture practiced on one's self; self-deceit.

Self-indignation (n.) Indignation at one's own character or actions.

Self-indulgence (n.) Indulgence of one's appetites, desires, or inclinations; -- the opposite of self-restraint, and self-denial.

Self-indulgent (a.) Indulging one's appetites, desires, etc., freely.

Self-interest (n.) Private interest; the interest or advantage of one's self.

Self-interested (a.) Particularly concerned for one's own interest or happiness.

Self-involution (n.) Involution in one's self; hence, abstraction of thought; reverie.

Selfish (a.) 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.

Selfish (a.) Believing or teaching that the chief motives of human action are derived from love of self.

Selfishly (adv.) In a selfish manner; with regard to private interest only or chiefly.

Selfishness (n.) 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 (n.) Concentration of one's interests on one's self; self-love; selfishness.

Selfist (n.) A selfish person.

Self-justifier (n.) One who excuses or justifies himself.

Self-kindled (a.) Kindled of itself, or without extraneous aid or power.

Self-knowing (a.) Knowing one's self, or one's own character, powers, and limitations.

Self-knowing (a.) Knowing of itself, without help from another.

Self-knowledge (n.) Knowledge of one's self, or of one's own character, powers, limitations, etc.

Selfless (a.) Having no regard to self; unselfish.

Selflessness (n.) Quality or state of being selfless.

Self-life (n.) Life for one's self; living solely or chiefly for one's own pleasure or good.

Self-love (n.) The love of one's self; desire of personal happiness; tendency to seek one's own benefit or advantage.

Self-luminous (a.) Possessing in itself the property of emitting light.

Self-made (a.) Made by one's self.

Self-mettle (n.) Inborn mettle or courage; one's own temper.

Self-motion (n.) Motion given by inherent power, without external impulse; spontaneus or voluntary motion.

Self-moved (a.) Moved by inherent power., without the aid of external impulse.

Self-moving (a.) Moving by inherent power, without the aid of external impulse.

Self-murder (a.) Suicide.

Self-murderer (n.) A suicide.

Self-neglecting (n.) A neglecting of one's self, or of one's own interests.

Selfness (n.) Selfishness.

Self-one (a.) Secret.

Self-opinion (n.) Opinion, especially high opinion, of one's self; an overweening estimate of one's self or of one's own opinion.

Self-opinioned (a.) Having a high opinion of one's self; opinionated; conceited.

Self-opininating (a.) Beginning wwith, or springing from, one's self.

Self-partiality (n.) That partiality to himself by which a man overrates his own worth when compared with others.

Self-perplexed (a.) Perplexed by doubts originating in one's own mind.

Self-posited (a.) Disposed or arranged by an action originating in one's self or in itself.

Self-positing (a.) The act of disposing or arranging one's self or itself.

Self-possessed (a.) Composed or tranquill in mind, manner, etc.; undisturbed.

Self-possession (n.) The possession of one's powers; calmness; self-command; presence of mind; composure.

Self-praise (n.) Praise of one's self.

Self-preservation (n.) The preservation of one's self from destruction or injury.

Self-propagating (a.) Propagating by one's self or by itself.

Self-registering (a.) 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 (a.) Regulated by one's self or by itself.

Self-regulative (a.) Tending or serving to regulate one's self or itself.

Self-reliance (n.) Reliance on one's own powers or judgment; self-trust.

Self-reliant (a.) Reliant upon one's self; trusting to one's own powers or judgment.

Self-renunciation (n.) The act of renouncing, or setting aside, one's own wishes, claims, etc.; self-sacrifice.

Self-repellency (n.) The quality or state of being self-repelling.

Self-repelling (a.) Made up of parts, as molecules or atoms, which mutually repel each other; as, gases are self-repelling.

Self-repetition (n.) Repetition of one's self or of one's acts; the saying or doing what one has already said or done.

Self-reproach (n.) The act of reproaching one's self; censure by one's own conscience.

Self-reproached (a.) Reproached by one's own conscience or judgment.

Self-reproaching (a.) Reproaching one's self.

Self-reproof (n.) The act of reproving one's self; censure of one's conduct by one's own judgment.

Self-reproved (a.) Reproved by one's own conscience or one's own sense of guilt.

Self-reproving (a.) Reproving one's self; reproving by consciousness of guilt.

Self-reprovingly (adv.) In a self-reproving way.

Self-repugnant (a.) Self-contradictory; inconsistent.

Self-repulsive (a.) Self-repelling.

Self-respect (n.) Respect for one's self; regard for one's character; laudable self-esteem.

Self-restrained (a.) Restrained by one's self or itself; restrained by one's own power or will.

Self-restraint (n.) Restraint over one's self; self-control; self-command.

Self-reverence (n.) A reverent respect for one's self.

Self-righteous (a.) Righteous in one's own esteem; pharisaic.

Self-righteousness (n.) The quality or state of being self-righteous; pharisaism.

Self-sacrifice (n.) The act of sacrificing one's self, or one's interest, for others; self-devotion.

Self-sacrificing (a.) Yielding up one's own interest, ffeelings, etc; sacrificing one's self.

Selfsame (a.) Precisely the same; the very same; identical.

Self-satisfaction (n.) The quality or state of being self-satisfied.

Self-satisfied (a.) Satisfied with one's self or one's actions; self-complacent.

Self-satisfying (a.) Giving satisfaction to one's self.

Self-seeker (n.) One who seeks only his own interest, advantage, or pleasure.

Self-seeking (a.) Seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfish.

Self-seeking (n.) The act or habit of seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfishness.

Self-slaughter (n.) Suicide.

Self-sufficiency (n.) The quality or state of being self-sufficient.

Self-sufficient (a.) Sufficient for one's self without external aid or cooperation.

Self-sufficient (a.) Having an overweening confidence in one's own abilities or worth; hence, haughty; overbearing.

Self-sufficing (a.) Sufficing for one's self or for itself, without needing external aid; self-sufficient.

Self-suspended (a.) Suspended by one's self or by itself; balanced.

Self-suspicious (a.) Suspicious or distrustful of one's self.

Self-taught (a.) Taught by one's own efforts.

Self-tormentor (n.) One who torments himself.

Self-torture (n.) The act of inflicting pain on one's self; pain inflicted on one's self.

Self-trust (n.) Faith in one's self; self-reliance.

Self-uned (a.) One with itself; separate from others.

Self-view (n.) A view if one's self; specifically, carefulness or regard for one's own interests

Self-will (n.) One's own will, esp. when opposed to that of others; obstinacy.

Self-willed (a.) Governed by one's own will; not yielding to the wishes of others; obstinate.

Self-willedness (n.) Obstinacy.

Self-worship (n.) The idolizing of one's self; immoderate self-conceit.

Self-wrong (n.) Wrong done by a person himself.

Selion (n.) A short piece of land in arable ridges and furrows, of uncertain quantity; also, a ridge of land lying between two furrows.

Seljukian (a.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) Self.

Sell (n.) A sill.

Sell (n.) A cell; a house.

Sell (n.) A saddle for a horse.

Sell (n.) A throne or lofty seat.

Sold (imp. & p. p.) of Sell

Selling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sell

Sell (v. t.) To transfer to another for an equivalent; to give up for a valuable consideration; to dispose of in return for something, especially for money.

Sell (v. t.) To make a matter of bargain and sale of; to accept a price or reward for, as for a breach of duty, trust, or the like; to betray.

Sell (v. t.) To impose upon; to trick; to deceive; to make a fool of; to cheat.

Sell (v. i.) To practice selling commodities.

Sell (v. i.) To be sold; as, corn sells at a good price.

Sell (n.) An imposition; a cheat; a hoax.

Sellanders (n. pl.) Alt. of Sellenders

Sellenders (n. pl.) See Sallenders.

Seller (n.) One who sells.

Selters water () A mineral water from Sellers, in the district of Nassan, Germany, containing much free carbonic acid.

Seltzer water () See Selters water.

Seltzo-gene (n.) A gazogene.

Selvage (n.) Alt. of Selvedge

Selvedge (n.) The edge of cloth which is woven in such a manner as to prevent raveling.

Selvedge (n.) The edge plate of a lock, through which the bolt passes.

Selvedge (n.) A layer of clay or decomposed rock along the wall of a vein. See Gouge, n., 4.

Selvaged (a.) Alt. of Selvedged

Selvedged (a.) Having a selvage.

Selvagee (n.) A skein or hank of rope yarns wound round with yarns or marline, -- used for stoppers, straps, etc.

Selve (a.) Self; same.

Selves (n.) pl. of Self.

Sely (a.) Silly.

Semaeostomata (n. pl.) A division of Discophora having large free mouth lobes. It includes Aurelia, and Pelagia. Called also Semeostoma. See Illustr. under Discophora, and Medusa.

Semaphore (n.) A signal telegraph; an apparatus for giving signals by the disposition of lanterns, flags, oscillating arms, etc.

Semaphoric (a.) Alt. of Semaphorical

Semaphorical (a.) Of or pertaining to a semaphore, or semaphores; telegraphic.

Semaphorically (adv.) By means of a semaphore.

Semaphorist (n.) One who manages or operates a semaphore.

Sematology (n.) The doctrine of signs as the expression of thought or reasoning; the science of indicating thought by signs.

Sematrope (n.) An instrument for signaling by reflecting the rays of the sun in different directions.

Semblable (a.) Like; similar; resembling.

Semblable (n.) Likeness; representation.

Semblably (adv.) In like manner.

Semblance (a.) Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form.

Semblance (a.) Likeness; resemblance, actual or apparent; similitude; as, the semblance of worth; semblance of virtue.

Semblant (a.) Like; resembling.

Semblant (a.) Seeming, rather than real; apparent.

Semblant (n.) Show; appearance; figure; semblance.

Semblant (n.) The face.

Semblative (a.) Resembling.

Semble (a.) To imitate; to make a representation or likeness.

Semble (a.) It seems; -- chiefly used impersonally in reports and judgments to express an opinion in reference to the law on some point not necessary to be decided, and not intended to be definitely settled in the cause.

Semble (a.) Like; resembling.

Sembling (n.) The practice of attracting the males of Lepidoptera or other insects by exposing the female confined in a cage.

Seme (a.) Sprinkled or sown; -- said of field, or a charge, when strewed or covered with small charges.

Semeiography (n.) Alt. of Semiography

Semiography (n.) A description of the signs of disease.

Semeiological (a.) Alt. of Semiologioal

Semiologioal (a.) 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 (n.) Alt. of Semiology

Semiology (n.) The science or art of signs.

Semiology (n.) The science of the signs or symptoms of disease; symptomatology.

Semiology (n.) The art of using signs in signaling.

Semeiotic (a.) Alt. of Semiotic

Semiotic (a.) Relating to signs or indications; pertaining to the language of signs, or to language generally as indicating thought.

Semiotic (a.) Of or pertaining to the signs or symptoms of diseases.

Semeiotics (n.) Alt. of Semiotics

Semiotics (n.) Semeiology.

Semele (n.) A daughter of Cadmus, and by Zeus mother of Bacchus.

Semina (pl. ) of Semen

Semen (n.) The seed of plants.

Semen (n.) The seed or fecundating fluid of male animals; sperm. It is a white or whitish viscid fluid secreted by the testes, characterized by the presence of spermatozoids to which it owes its generative power.

Semeniferous (a.) Seminiferous.

Semester (n.) A period of six months; especially, a term in a college or uneversity which divides the year into two terms.

Semi- () A prefix signifying half, and sometimes partly or imperfectly; as, semiannual, half yearly; semitransparent, imperfectly transparent.

Semiacid (a.) Slightly acid; subacid.

Semiacidified (a.) Half acidified.

Semiadherent (a.) Adherent part way.

Semiamplexicaul (a.) Partially amplexicaul; embracing the stem half round, as a leaf.

Semiangle (n.) The half of a given, or measuring, angle.

Semiiannual (a.) Half-yearly.

Semiannually (adv.) Every half year.

Semiannular (a.) Having the figure of a half circle; forming a semicircle.

Semi-Arian (n.) 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-Arian (a.) Of or pertaining to Semi-Arianism.

Semi-Arianism (n.) The doctrines or tenets of the Semi-Arians.

Semiaxis (n.) One half of the axis of an /llipse or other figure.

Semibarbarian (a.) Half barbarous; partially civilized.

Semibarbarian (n.) One partly civilized.

Semibarbaric (a.) Half barbarous or uncivilized; as, semibarbaric display.

Semibarbarism (n.) The quality or state of being half barbarous or uncivilized.

Semibarbarous (a.) Half barbarous.

Semibreve (n.) 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 (n.) A semibreve.

Semibull (n.) A bull issued by a pope in the period between his election and coronation.

Semicalcareous (a.) Half or partially calcareous; as, a semicalcareous plant.

Semicalcined (a.) Half calcined; as, semicalcined iron.

Semicastrate (v. t.) To deprive of one testicle.

Semicentennial (a.) Of or pertaining to half of a century, or a period of fifty years; as, a semicentennial commemoration.

Semicentennial (n.) A fiftieth anniversary.

Semichaotic (a.) Partially chaotic.

Semichorus (n.) 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 (a.) Half Christianized.

Semicircle (n.) The half of a circle; the part of a circle bounded by its diameter and half of its circumference.

Semicircle (n.) A semicircumference.

Semicircle (n.) A body in the form of half of a circle, or half of a circumference.

Semicircle (n.) An instrument for measuring angles.

Semicircled (a.) Semicircular.

Semicircular (a.) Having the form of half of a circle.

Semi circumference (n.) Half of a circumference.

Semicirque (n.) A semicircular hollow or opening among trees or hills.

Semicolon (n.) The punctuation mark [;] indicating a separation between parts or members of a sentence more distinct than that marked by a comma.

Semicolumn (n.) A half column; a column bisected longitudinally, or along its axis.

Semicolumnar (a.) Like a semicolumn; flat on one side and round on the other; imperfectly columnar.

Semicompact (a.) Half compact; imperfectly indurated.

Semiconscious (a.) Half conscious; imperfectly conscious.

Semicope (n.) A short cope, or an inferier kind of cope.

Semi crustaceous (a.) Half crustaceous; partially crustaceous.

Semicrystalline (a.) Half crystalline; -- said of certain cruptive rocks composed partly of crystalline, partly of amorphous matter.

Semicubical (a.) Of or pertaining to the square root of the cube of a quantity.

Semicubium (n.) Alt. of Semicupium

Semicupium (n.) A half bath, or one that covers only the lewer extremities and the hips; a sitz-bath; a half bath, or hip bath.

Semicylindric (a.) Alt. of Semicylyndrical

Semicylyndrical (a.) Half cylindrical.

Semideistical (a.) Half deisticsl; bordering on deism.

Semidemiquaver (n.) A demisemiquaver; a thirty-second note.

Semidetached (a.) Half detached; partly distinct or separate.

Semidiameter (n.) 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 (n.) An imperfect octave.

Semidiapente (n.) An imperfect or diminished fifth.

Semidiaphaneity (n.) Half or imperfect transparency; translucency.

Semidiaphanous (a.) Half or imperfectly transparent; translucent.

Semidiatessaron (n.) An imperfect or diminished fourth.

Semiditone (n.) A lesser third, having its terms as 6 to 5; a hemiditone.

Semidiurnal (a.) Pertaining to, or accomplished in, half a day, or twelve hours; occurring twice every day.

Semidiurnal (a.) Pertaining to, or traversed in, six hours, or in half the time between the rising and setting of a heavenly body; as, a semidiurnal arc.

Semidome (n.) 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 (n.) An office or feast celebrated with less solemnity than the double ones. See Double, n., 8.

Semidouble (a.) Having the outermost stamens converted into petals, while the inner ones remain perfect; -- said of a flower.

Semifable (n.) That which is part fable and part truth; a mixture of truth and fable.

Semiflexed (a.) Half bent.

Semifloret (n.) See Semifloscule.

Semifloscular (a.) Semiflosculous.

Semifloscule (n.) A floscule, or florest, with its corolla prolonged into a strap-shaped petal; -- called also semifloret.

Semiflosculous (a.) Having all the florets ligulate, as in the dandelion.

Semifluid (a.) Imperfectly fluid.

Semifluid (n.) A semifluid substance.

Semiform (n.) A half form; an imperfect form.

Semiformed (a.) Half formed; imperfectly formed; as, semiformed crystals.

Semiglutin (n.) 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 (a.) Half or party historical.

Semihoral (a.) Half-hourly.

Semiindurated (a.) Imperfectly indurated or hardened.

Semilapidified (a.) Imperfectly changed into stone.

Semilens (n.) The half of a lens divided along a plane passing through its axis.

Semilenticular (a.) Half lenticular or convex; imperfectly resembling a lens.

Semiligneous (a.) Half or partially ligneous, as a stem partly woody and partly herbaceous.

Semiliquid (a.) Half liquid; semifluid.

Semiliquidity (n.) The quality or state of being semiliquid; partial liquidity.

Semilogical (a.) Half logical; partly logical; said of fallacies.

Semilor (n.) A yellowish alloy of copper and zinc. See Simplor.

Semilunar (a.) Shaped like a half moon.

Semilunar (n.) The semilunar bone.

Semilunary (a.) Semilunar.

Semilunate (a.) Semilunar.

Semilune (n.) The half of a lune.

Semimetal (n.) An element possessing metallic properties in an inferior degree and not malleable, as arsenic, antimony, bismuth, molybdenum, uranium, etc.

Semimetallic (a.) Of or pertaining to a semimetal; possessing metallic properties in an inferior degree; resembling metal.

Semimonthly (a.) Coming or made twice in a month; as, semimonthly magazine; a semimonthly payment.

Semimonthly (n.) Something done or made every half month; esp., a semimonthly periodical.

Semimonthly (adv.) In a semimonthly manner; at intervals of half a month.

Semiimute (a.) Having the faculty of speech but imperfectly developed or partially lost.

Semimute (n.) A semimute person.

Seminal (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, seed or semen; as, the seminal fluid.

Seminal (a.) Contained in seed; holding the relation of seed, source, or first principle; holding the first place in a series of developed results or consequents; germinal; radical; primary; original; as, seminal principles of generation; seminal virtue.

Seminal (n.) A seed.

Seminality (n.) The quality or state of being seminal.

Seminarian (n.) Alt. of Seminarist

Seminarist (n.) A member of, or one educated in, a seminary; specifically, an ecclesiastic educated for the priesthood in a seminary.

Seminaries (pl. ) of Seminary

Seminary (n.) A piece of ground where seed is sown for producing plants for transplantation; a nursery; a seed plat.

Seminary (n.) Hence, the place or original stock whence anything is brought or produced.

Seminary (n.) A place of education, as a scool of a high grade, an academy, college, or university.

Seminary (n.) Seminal state.

Seminary (n.) Fig.: A seed bed; a source.

Seminary (n.) A Roman Catholic priest educated in a foreign seminary; a seminarist.

Seminary (a.) Belonging to seed; seminal.

Seminated (imp. & p. p.) of Seminate

Seminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Seminate

Seminate (v. t.) To sow; to spread; to propagate.

Semination (n.) The act of sowing or spreading.

Semination (n.) Natural dispersion of seeds.

Semined (a.) Thickly covered or sown, as with seeds.

Seminiferous (a.) Seed-bearing; producing seed; pertaining to, or connected with, the formation of semen; as, seminiferous cells or vesicles.

Seminific (a.) Alt. of Semnifical

Semnifical (a.) Forming or producing seed, or the male generative product of animals or of plants.

Seminification (n.) Propagation from seed.

Seminist (n.) 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 (n. pl.) A tribe of Indians who formerly occupied Florida, where some of them still remain. They belonged to the Creek Confideration.

Seminose (n.) 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 (a.) Partially nude; half naked.

Seminymph (n.) The pupa of insects which undergo only a slight change in passing to the imago state.

Semioccasionally (adv.) Once in a while; on rare occasions.

Semiofficial (a.) Half official; having some official authority or importance; as, a semiofficial statement.

Semiography () Alt. of Semiological

Semiology () Alt. of Semiological

Semiological () Same as Semeiography, Semeiology, Semeiological.

Semiopacous (a.) Semiopaque.

Semiopal (n.) A variety of opal not possessing opalescence.

Semiopaque (a.) Half opaque; only half transparent.

Semiorbicular (a.) Having the shape of a half orb or sphere.

Semiotic (a.) Same as Semeiotic.

Semiotics (n.) Same as Semeiotics.

Semioval (a.) Half oval.

Semiovate (a.) Half ovate.

Semioxygenated (a.) Combined with oxygen only in part.

Semipagan (a.) Half pagan.

Semipalmate (a.) Alt. of Semipalmated

Semipalmated (a.) 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 (n.) One branch of a parabola, being terminated at the principal vertex of the curve.

Semiped (n.) A half foot in poetry.

Semipedal (a.) Containing a half foot.

Semi-Pelagian (n.) 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-Pelagian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Semi-Pelagians, or their tenets.

Semi-Pelagianism (n.) The doctrines or tenets of the Semi-Pelagians.

Semipellucid (a.) Half clear, or imperfectly transparent; as, a semipellucid gem.

Semipellucidity (n.) The qualiti or state of being imperfectly transparent.

Semipenniform (a.) Half or partially penniform; as, a semipenniform muscle.

Semopermanent (n.) Half or partly permanent.

Semiperspicuous (a.) Half transparent; imperfectly clear; semipellucid.

Semiphlogisticated (a.) Partially impregnated with phlogiston.

Semiplume (n.) A feather which has a plumelike web, with the shaft of an ordinary feather.

Semiprecious (a.) Somewhat precious; as, semiprecious stones or metals.

Semiproof (n.) Half proof; evidence from the testimony of a single witness.

Semi pupa (n.) The young of an insect in a stage between the larva and pupa.

Semiquadrate (n.) Alt. of Semiquartile

Semiquartile (n.) 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 (n.) A note of half the duration of the quaver; -- now usually called a sixsteenth note.

Semiquintile (n.) An aspect of the planets when distant from each other half of the quintile, or thirty-six degrees.

Semirecondite (a.) Half hidden or half covered; said of the head of an insect when half covered by the shield of the thorax.

Semiring (n.) 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 (a.) Half savage.

Semisavage (n.) One who is half savage.

Semi-Saxon (a.) Half Saxon; -- specifically applied to the language intermediate between Saxon and English, belonging to the period 1150-1250.

Semisextile (n.) An aspect of the planets when they are distant from each other the twelfth part of a circle, or thirty degrees.

Semisolid (a.) Partially solid.

Semisoun (n.) A half sound; a low tone.

Semispheric (a.) Alt. of Semispherical

Semispherical (a.) Having the figure of a half sphere.

Semispheroidal (a.) Formed like a half spheroid.

Semisteel (n.) Puddled steel.

Semitae (pl. ) of Semita

Semita (n.) A fasciole of a spatangoid sea urchin.

Semitangent (n.) The tangent of half an arc.

Semite (n.) One belonging to the Semitic race. Also used adjectively.

Semiterete (a.) Half terete.

Semitertian (a.) Having the characteristics of both a tertian and a quotidian intermittent.

Semitertian (n.) An intermittent combining the characteristics of a tertian and a quotidian.

Semitic (a.) 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 (n.) A Semitic idiom; a word of Semitic origin.

Semitone (n.) Half a tone; -- the name commonly applied to the smaller intervals of the diatonic scale.

Semitonic (a.) Of or pertaining to a semitone; consisting of a semitone, or of semitones.

Semitransept (n.) The half of a transept; as, the north semitransept of a church.

Semitranslucent (a.) Slightly clear; transmitting light in a slight degree.

Semitransparency (n.) Imperfect or partial transparency.

Semitransparent (a.) Half or imperfectly transparent.

Semiverticillate (a.) Partially verticillate.

Semivif (a.) Only half alive.

Semivitreous (a.) Partially vitreous.

Semivitrification (n.) The quality or state of being semivitrified.

Semivitrification (n.) A substance imperfectly vitrified.

Semivitrified (a.) Half or imperfectly vitrified; partially converted into glass.

Semivocal (a.) Of or pertaining to a semivowel; half cocal; imperfectly sounding.

Semivowel (n.) A sound intermediate between a vowel and a consonant, or partaking of the nature of both, as in the English w and y.

Semivowel (n.) The sign or letter representing such a sound.

Semiweekly (a.) Coming, or made, or done, once every half week; as, a semiweekly newspaper; a semiweekly trip.

Semiweekly (n.) That which comes or happens once every half week, esp. a semiweekly periodical.

Semiweekly (adv.) At intervals of half a week each.

Semolella (n.) See Semolina.

Semolina (n.) The fine, hard parts of wheat, rounded by the attrition of the millstones, -- used in cookery.

Semolino (n.) Same as Semolina.

Semoule (n.) Same as Semolina.

Sempervirent (a.) Always fresh; evergreen.

Sempervive (n.) The houseleek.

Sempervivum (n.) A genus of fleshy-leaved plants, of which the houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum) is the commonest species.

Sempiternal (a.) Of neverending duration; everlasting; endless; having beginning, but no end.

Sempiternal (a.) Without beginning or end; eternal.

Sempiterne (a.) Sempiternal.

Sempiternity (n.) Future duration without end; the relation or state of being sempiternal.

Sempre (adv.) Always; throughout; as, sempre piano, always soft.

Sempster (n.) A seamster.

Sempstress (n.) A seamstress.

Sempstressy (n.) Seamstressy.

Semster (n.) A seamster.

Semuncia (n.) A Roman coin equivalent to one twenty-fourth part of a Roman pound.

Sen (n.) A Japanese coin, worth about one half of a cent.

Sen (adv., prep., & conj.) Since.

Senary (a.) Of six; belonging to six; containing six.

Senate (n.) An assembly or council having the highest deliberative and legislative functions.

Senate (n.) A body of elders appointed or elected from among the nobles of the nation, and having supreme legislative authority.

Senate (n.) The upper and less numerous branch of a legislature in various countries, as in France, in the United States, in most of the separate States of the United States, and in some Swiss cantons.

Senate (n.) In general, a legislative body; a state council; the legislative department of government.

Senate (n.) The governing body of the Universities of Cambridge and London.

Senate (n.) In some American colleges, a council of elected students, presided over by the president of the college, to which are referred cases of discipline and matters of general concern affecting the students.

Senator (n.) A member of a senate.

Senator (n.) A member of the king's council; a king's councilor.

Senatorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a senator, or a senate; becoming to a senator, or a senate; as, senatorial duties; senatorial dignity.

Senatorial (a.) Entitled to elect a senator, or by senators; as, the senatorial districts of a State.

Senatorially (adv.) In a senatorial manner.

Senatorian (a.) Senatorial.

Senatorious (a.) Senatorial.

Senatorship (n.) The office or dignity of a senator.

Senatusconsult (n.) A decree of the Roman senate.

Sent (imp. & p. p.) of Send

Sending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Send

Send (v. t.) To cause to go in any manner; to dispatch; to commission or direct to go; as, to send a messenger.

Send (v. t.) To give motion to; to cause to be borne or carried; to procure the going, transmission, or delivery of; as, to send a message.

Send (v. t.) To emit; to impel; to cast; to throw; to hurl; as, to send a ball, an arrow, or the like.

Send (v. t.) To cause to be or to happen; to bestow; to inflict; to grant; -- sometimes followed by a dependent proposition.

Send (v. i.) To dispatch an agent or messenger to convey a message, or to do an errand.

Send (v. i.) To pitch; as, the ship sends forward so violently as to endanger her masts.

Send (n.) The impulse of a wave by which a vessel is carried bodily.

Sendal (n.) A light thin stuff of silk.

Sender (n.) One who sends.

Senecas (n. pl.) 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 (n.) A very large genus of composite plants including the groundsel and the golden ragwort.

Senectitude (n.) Old age.

Senega (n.) Seneca root.

Senegal (n.) Gum senegal. See under Gum.

Senegin (n.) A substance extracted from the rootstock of the Polygala Senega (Seneca root), and probably identical with polygalic acid.

Senescence (n.) The state of growing old; decay by time.

Senescent (a.) Growing old; decaying with the lapse of time.

Seneschal (n.) 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 (n.) The office, dignity, or jurisdiction of a seneschal.

Senge (v. t.) To singe.

Sengreen (n.) The houseleek.

Senile (a.) Of or pertaining to old age; proceeding from, or characteristic of, old age; affected with the infirmities of old age; as, senile weakness.

Senility (n.) The quality or state of being senile; old age.

Senior (a.) More advanced than another in age; prior in age; elder; hence, more advanced in dignity, rank, or office; superior; as, senior member; senior counsel.

Senior (a.) Belonging to the final year of the regular course in American colleges, or in professional schools.

Senior (n.) A person who is older than another; one more advanced in life.

Senior (n.) One older in office, or whose entrance upon office was anterior to that of another; one prior in grade.

Senior (n.) An aged person; an older.

Senior (n.) One in the fourth or final year of his collegiate course at an American college; -- originally called senior sophister; also, one in the last year of the course at a professional schools or at a seminary.

Seniority (n.) The quality or state of being senior.

Seniorize (v. i.) To exercise authority; to rule; to lord it.

Seniory (n.) Seniority.

Senna (n.) The leaves of several leguminous plants of the genus Cassia. (C. acutifolia, C. angustifolia, etc.). They constitute a valuable but nauseous cathartic medicine.

Senna (n.) The plants themselves, native to the East, but now cultivated largely in the south of Europe and in the West Indies.

Sennachy (n.) See Seannachie.

Sennet (n.) A signal call on a trumpet or cornet for entrance or exit on the stage.

Sennet (n.) The barracuda.

Sennight (n.) The space of seven nights and days; a week.

Sennit (n.) A braided cord or fabric formed by plaiting together rope yarns or other small stuff.

Sennit (n.) Plaited straw or palm leaves for making hats.

Senocular (a.) Having six eyes.

Senonian (a.) In european geology, a name given to the middle division of the Upper Cretaceous formation.

Seľor (n.) A Spanish title of courtesy corresponding to the English Mr. or Sir; also, a gentleman.

Seľora (n.) A Spanish title of courtesy given to a lady; Mrs.; Madam; also, a lady.

Seľorita (n.) A Spanish title of courtesy given to a young lady; Miss; also, a young lady.

Sens (adv.) Since.

Sensated (imp. & p. p.) of Sensate

Sensating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sensate

Sensate (v. t.) To feel or apprehend more or less distinctly through a sense, or the senses; as, to sensate light, or an odor.

Sensate (a.) Alt. of Sensated

Sensated (a.) Felt or apprehended through a sense, or the senses.

Sensation (n.) 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.

Sensation (n.) A purely spiritual or psychical affection; agreeable or disagreeable feelings occasioned by objects that are not corporeal or material.

Sensation (n.) A state of excited interest or feeling, or that which causes it.

Sensational (a.) Of or pertaining to sensation; as, sensational nerves.

Sensational (a.) Of or pertaining to sensationalism, or the doctrine that sensation is the sole origin of knowledge.

Sensational (a.) Suited or intended to excite temporarily great interest or emotion; melodramatic; emotional; as, sensational plays or novels; sensational preaching; sensational journalism; a sensational report.

Sensationalism (n.) 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.

Sensationalism (n.) The practice or methods of sensational writing or speaking; as, the sensationalism of a novel.

Sensationalist (n.) An advocate of, or believer in, philosophical sensationalism.

Sensationalist (n.) One who practices sensational writing or speaking.

Sense (v. t.) 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.

Sense (v. t.) Perception by the sensory organs of the body; sensation; sensibility; feeling.

Sense (v. t.) Perception through the intellect; apprehension; recognition; understanding; discernment; appreciation.

Sense (v. t.) Sound perception and reasoning; correct judgment; good mental capacity; understanding; also, that which is sound, true, or reasonable; rational meaning.

Sense (v. t.) That which is felt or is held as a sentiment, view, or opinion; judgment; notion; opinion.

Sense (v. t.) Meaning; import; signification; as, the true sense of words or phrases; the sense of a remark.

Sense (v. t.) Moral perception or appreciation.

Sense (v. t.) One of two opposite directions in which a line, surface, or volume, may be supposed to be described by the motion of a point, line, or surface.

Sensed (imp. & p. p.) of Sense

Sensing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sense

Sense (v. t.) To perceive by the senses; to recognize.

Senseful (a.) Full of sense, meaning, or reason; reasonable; judicious.

Senseless (a.) Destitute of, deficient in, or contrary to, sense; without sensibility or feeling; unconscious; stupid; foolish; unwise; unreasonable.

Sensibilities (pl. ) of Sensibility

Sensibility (n.) The quality or state of being sensible, or capable of sensation; capacity to feel or perceive.

Sensibility (n.) The capacity of emotion or feeling, as distinguished from the intellect and the will; peculiar susceptibility of impression, pleasurable or painful; delicacy of feeling; quick emotion or sympathy; as, sensibility to pleasure or pain; sensibility to shame or praise; exquisite sensibility; -- often used in the plural.

Sensibility (n.) Experience of sensation; actual feeling.

Sensibility (n.) That quality of an instrument which makes it indicate very slight changes of condition; delicacy; as, the sensibility of a balance, or of a thermometer.

Sensible (a.) 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.

Sensible (a.) Having the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; capable of perceiving by the instrumentality of the proper organs; liable to be affected physsically or mentally; impressible.

Sensible (a.) Hence: Liable to impression from without; easily affected; having nice perception or acute feeling; sensitive; also, readily moved or affected by natural agents; delicate; as, a sensible thermometer.

Sensible (a.) Perceiving or having perception, either by the senses or the mind; cognizant; perceiving so clearly as to be convinced; satisfied; persuaded.

Sensible (a.) Having moral perception; capable of being affected by moral good or evil.

Sensible (a.) Possessing or containing sense or reason; giftedwith, or characterized by, good or common sense; intelligent; wise.

Sensible (n.) Sensation; sensibility.

Sensible (n.) That which impresses itself on the sense; anything perceptible.

Sensible (n.) That which has sensibility; a sensitive being.

Sensibleness (n.) The quality or state of being sensible; sensibility; appreciation; capacity of perception; susceptibility.

Sensibleness (n.) Intelligence; reasonableness; good sense.

Sensibly (adv.) In a sensible manner; so as to be perceptible to the senses or to the mind; appreciably; with perception; susceptibly; sensitively.

Sensibly (adv.) With intelligence or good sense; judiciously.

Sensifacient (a.) Converting into sensation.

Sensiferous (a.) Exciting sensation; conveying sensation.

Sensific (a.) Exciting sensation.

Sensificatory (a.) Susceptible of, or converting into, sensation; as, the sensificatory part of a nervous system.

Sensigenous (a.) Causing or exciting sensation.

Sensism (n.) Same as Sensualism, 2 & 3.

Sensist (n.) One who, in philosophy, holds to sensism.

Sensitive (a.) Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul.

Sensitive (a.) Having quick and acute sensibility, either to the action of external objects, or to impressions upon the mind and feelings; highly susceptible; easily and acutely affected.

Sensitive (a.) Having a capacity of being easily affected or moved; as, a sensitive thermometer; sensitive scales.

Sensitive (a.) Readily affected or changed by certain appropriate agents; as, silver chloride or bromide, when in contact with certain organic substances, is extremely sensitive to actinic rays.

Sensitive (a.) Serving to affect the sense; sensible.

Sensitive (a.) Of or pertaining to sensation; depending on sensation; as, sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation.

Sensitivity (n.) The quality or state of being sensitive; -- used chiefly in science and the arts; as, the sensitivity of iodized silver.

Sensitize (v. t.) To render sensitive, or susceptible of being easily acted on by the actinic rays of the sun; as, sensitized paper or plate.

Sensitizer (n.) An agent that sensitizes.

Sensitory (n.) See Sensory.

Sensive (a.) Having sense or sensibility; sensitive.

Sensor (a.) Sensory; as, the sensor nerves.

Sensorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the sensorium; as, sensorial faculties, motions, powers.

Sensoriums (pl. ) of Sensorium

Sensoria (pl. ) of Sensorium

Sensorium (n.) 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 (a.) 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 (pl. ) of Sensery

Sensery (n.) Same as Sensorium.

Sensory (a.) 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 (a.) Pertaining to, consisting in, or affecting, the sense, or bodily organs of perception; relating to, or concerning, the body, in distinction from the spirit.

Sensual (a.) Hence, not spiritual or intellectual; carnal; fleshly; pertaining to, or consisting in, the gratification of the senses, or the indulgence of appetites; wordly.

Sensual (a.) Devoted to the pleasures of sense and appetite; luxurious; voluptuous; lewd; libidinous.

Sensual (a.) Pertaining or peculiar to the philosophical doctrine of sensualism.

Sensualism (n.) The condition or character of one who is sensual; subjection to sensual feelings and appetite; sensuality.

Sensualism (n.) The doctrine that all our ideas, or the operations of the understanding, not only originate in sensation, but are transformed sensations, copies or relics of sensations; sensationalism; sensism.

Sensualism (n.) The regarding of the gratification of the senses as the highest good.

Sensualist (n.) One who is sensual; one given to the indulgence of the appetites or senses as the means of happiness.

Sensualist (n.) One who holds to the doctrine of sensualism.

Sensualistic (a.) Sensual.

Sensualistic (a.) Adopting or teaching the doctrines of sensualism.

Sensuality (n.) 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 (n.) The act of sensualizing, or the state of being sensualized.

Sensualized (imp. & p. p.) of Sensualize

Sensualizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sensualize

Sensualize (v. t.) To make sensual; to subject to the love of sensual pleasure; to debase by carnal gratifications; to carnalize; as, sensualized by pleasure.

Sensually (adv.) In a sensual manner.

Sensualness (n.) Sensuality; fleshliness.

Sensuism (n.) Sensualism.

Sensuosity (n.) The quality or state of being sensuous; sensuousness.

Sensuous (a.) Of or pertaining to the senses, or sensible objects; addressing the senses; suggesting pictures or images of sense.

Sensuous (a.) Highly susceptible to influence through the senses.

Sent (v. & n.) See Scent, v. & n.

Sent () obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Send, for sendeth.

Sent () imp. & p. p. of Send.

Sentence (n.) Sense; meaning; significance.

Sentence (n.) An opinion; a decision; a determination; a judgment, especially one of an unfavorable nature.

Sentence (n.) A philosophical or theological opinion; a dogma; as, Summary of the Sentences; Book of the Sentences.

Sentence (n.) In civil and admiralty law, the judgment of a court pronounced in a cause; in criminal and ecclesiastical courts, a judgment passed on a criminal by a court or judge; condemnation pronounced by a judgical tribunal; doom. In common law, the term is exclusively used to denote the judgment in criminal cases.

Sentence (n.) A short saying, usually containing moral instruction; a maxim; an axiom; a saw.

Sentence (n.) A combination of words which is complete as expressing a thought, and in writing is marked at the close by a period, or full point. See Proposition, 4.

Sentenced (imp. & p. p.) of Sentence

Sentencing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sentence

Sentence (v. t.) To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of.

Sentence (v. t.) To decree or announce as a sentence.

Sentence (v. t.) To utter sententiously.

Sentencer (n.) One who pronounced a sentence or condemnation.

sentential (a.) Comprising sentences; as, a sentential translation.

sentential (a.) Of or pertaining to a sentence, or full period; as, a sentential pause.

Sententially (adv.) In a sentential manner.

Sententiarist (n.) A sententiary.

Sententiary (n.) One who read lectures, or commented, on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, Bishop of Paris (1159-1160), a school divine.

Sententiosity (n.) The quality or state of being sententious.

Sententious (a.) Abounding with sentences, axioms, and maxims; full of meaning; terse and energetic in expression; pithy; as, a sententious style or discourse; sententious truth.

Sententious (a.) Comprising or representing sentences; sentential.

Sentery (n.) A sentry.

Senteur (n.) Scent.

Sentience (n.) Alt. of Sentiency

Sentiency (n.) The quality or state of being sentient; esp., the quality or state of having sensation.

Sentient (a.) 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.

Sentient (n.) One who has the faculty of perception; a sentient being.

Sentiently (adv.) In a sentient or perceptive way.

Sentiment (a.) 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.

Sentiment (a.) Hence, generally, a decision of the mind formed by deliberation or reasoning; thought; opinion; notion; judgment; as, to express one's sentiments on a subject.

Sentiment (a.) A sentence, or passage, considered as the expression of a thought; a maxim; a saying; a toast.

Sentiment (a.) Sensibility; feeling; tender susceptibility.

Sentimental (a.) Having, expressing, or containing a sentiment or sentiments; abounding with moral reflections; containing a moral reflection; didactic.

Sentimental (a.) Inclined to sentiment; having an excess of sentiment or sensibility; indulging the sensibilities for their own sake; artificially or affectedly tender; -- often in a reproachful sense.

Sentimental (a.) Addressed or pleasing to the emotions only, usually to the weaker and the unregulated emotions.

Sentimentalism (n.) The quality of being sentimental; the character or behavior of a sentimentalist; sentimentality.

Sentimentalist (n.) One who has, or affects, sentiment or fine feeling.

Sentimentality (n.) The quality or state of being sentimental.

Sentimentalize (v. t.) To regard in a sentimental manner; as, to sentimentalize a subject.

Sentimentalize (v. i.) To think or act in a sentimental manner, or like a sentimentalist; to affect exquisite sensibility.

Sentimentally (adv.) In a sentimental manner.

Sentine (n.) A place for dregs and dirt; a sink; a sewer.

Sentinel (n.) 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.

Sentinel (n.) Watch; guard.

Sentinel (n.) A marine crab (Podophthalmus vigil) native of the Indian Ocean, remarkable for the great length of its eyestalks; -- called also sentinel crab.

Sentineled (imp. & p. p.) of Sentinel

Sentinelled () of Sentinel

Sentineling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sentinel

Sentinelling () of Sentinel

Sentinel (v. t.) To watch over like a sentinel.

Sentinel (v. t.) To furnish with a sentinel; to place under the guard of a sentinel or sentinels.

Sentisection (n.) Painful vivisection; -- opposed to callisection.

Sentires (pl. ) of Sentry

Sentry (n.) A soldier placed on guard; a sentinel.

Sentry (n.) Guard; watch, as by a sentinel.

Senza (prep.) Without; as, senza stromenti, without instruments.

Sepal (n.) A leaf or division of the calyx.

Sepaled (a.) Having one or more sepals.

Sepaline (a.) Relating to, or having the nature of, sepals.

Sepalody (n.) The metamorphosis of other floral organs into sepals or sepaloid bodies.

Sepaloid (a.) Like a sepal, or a division of a calyx.

Sepalous (a.) Having, or relating to, sepals; -- used mostly in composition. See under Sepal.

Separability (n.) Quality of being separable or divisible; divisibility; separableness.

Separable (a.) 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 (imp. & p. p.) of Separate

Separating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Separate

Separate (v. t.) To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner.

Separate (v. t.) To come between; to keep apart by occupying the space between; to lie between; as, the Mediterranean Sea separates Europe and Africa.

Separate (v. t.) To set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service.

Separate (v. i.) To part; to become disunited; to be disconnected; to withdraw from one another; as, the family separated.

Separate (p. a.) Divided from another or others; disjoined; disconnected; separated; -- said of things once connected.

Separate (p. a.) Unconnected; not united or associated; distinct; -- said of things that have not been connected.

Separate (p. a.) Disunited from the body; disembodied; as, a separate spirit; the separate state of souls.

Separatical (a.) Of or pertaining to separatism in religion; schismatical.

Separating (a.) Designed or employed to separate.

Separation (n.) The act of separating, or the state of being separated, or separate.

Separation (n.) Chemical analysis.

Separation (n.) Divorce.

Separation (n.) The operation of removing water from steam.

Separatism (n.) The character or act of a separatist; disposition to withdraw from a church; the practice of so withdrawing.

Separatist (n.) 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 (a.) Of or pertaining to separatists; characterizing separatists; schismatical.

Separative (a.) Causing, or being to cause, separation.

Separator (n.) One who, or that which, separates.

Separator (n.) A device for depriving steam of particles of water mixed with it.

Separator (n.) An apparatus for sorting pulverized ores into grades, or separating them from gangue.

Separator (n.) An instrument used for spreading apart the threads of the warp in the loom, etc.

Separatory (a.) Separative.

Separatory (n.) An apparatus used in separating, as a separating funnel.

Separatory (n.) A surgical instrument for separating the pericranium from the cranium.

-trices (pl. ) of Separatrix

-trixes (pl. ) of Separatrix

Separatrix (n.) 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 (n.) See Supawn.

Sepelible (a.) Admitting of burial.

Sepelition (n.) Burial.

Sephen (n.) 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 (pl. ) of Sepia

Sepiae (pl. ) of Sepia

Sepia (n.) The common European cuttlefish.

Sepia (n.) A genus comprising the common cuttlefish and numerous similar species. See Illustr. under Cuttlefish.

Sepia (n.) A pigment prepared from the ink, or black secretion, of the sepia, or cuttlefish. Treated with caustic potash, it has a rich brown color; and this mixed with a red forms Roman sepia. Cf. India ink, under India.

Sepia (a.) Of a dark brown color, with a little red in its composition; also, made of, or done in, sepia.

Sepic (a.) Of or pertaining to sepia; done in sepia; as, a sepic drawing.

Sepidaceous (a.) Like or pertaining to the cuttlefishes of the genus Sepia.

Sepiment (n.) Something that separates; a hedge; a fence.

Sepiolite (n.) Meerschaum. See Meerschaum.

Sepiostare (n.) The bone or shell of cuttlefish. See Illust. under Cuttlefish.

Sepon (n.) See Supawn.

Sepose (v. t.) To set apart.

Seposit (v. t.) To set aside; to give up.

Seposition (n.) The act of setting aside, or of giving up.

Sepoy (n.) 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 (n.) Same as Hara-kiri.

Sepsin (n.) A soluble poison (ptomaine) present in putrid blood. It is also formed in the putrefaction of proteid matter in general.

Sepsis (n.) The poisoning of the system by the introduction of putrescent material into the blood.

Sept (n.) A clan, tribe, or family, proceeding from a common progenitor; -- used especially of the ancient clans in Ireland.

Septaemia (n.) Septicaemia.

Septal (a.) Of or pertaining to a septum or septa, as of a coral or a shell.

Septane (n.) See Heptane.

Septangle (n.) A figure which has seven angles; a heptagon.

Septangular (a.) Heptagonal.

Septaria (pl. ) of Septarium

Septarium (n.) A flattened concretionary nodule, usually of limestone, intersected within by cracks which are often filled with calcite, barite, or other minerals.

Septate (a.) Divided by partition or partitions; having septa; as, a septate pod or shell.

September (n.) The ninth month of the year, containing thurty days.

Septemberer (n.) A Setembrist.

Septembrist (n.) An agent in the massacres in Paris, committed in patriotic frenzy, on the 22d of September, 1792.

Septemfluous (a.) Flowing sevenfold; divided into seven streams or currents.

Septempartite (a.) Divided nearly to the base into seven parts; as, a septempartite leaf.

Septemtrioun (n.) Septentrion.

Septemvirs (pl. ) of Septemvir

Septemviri (pl. ) of Septemvir

Septemvir (n.) One of a board of seven men associated in some office.

Septemvirate (n.) The office of septemvir; a government by septimvirs.

Septenary (a.) Consisting of, or relating to, seven; as, a septenary number.

Septenary (a.) Lasting seven years; continuing seven years.

Septenary (n.) The number seven.

Septenate (a.) Having parts in sevens; heptamerous.

Septennate (n.) A period of seven years; as, the septennate during which the President of the French Republic holds office.

Septennial (a.) Lasting or continuing seven years; as, septennial parliaments.

Septennial (a.) Happening or returning once in every seven years; as, septennial elections in England.

Septennially (adv.) Once in seven years.

Septentrial (a.) Septentrional.

Septentrio (n.) The constellation Ursa Major.

Septentrion (n.) The north or northern regions.

Septentrion (a.) Alt. of Septentrional

Septentrional (a.) Of or pertaining to the north; northern.

Septentrionality (n.) Northerliness.

Septentrionally (adv.) Northerly.

Septentrionate (v. i.) To tend or point toward the north; to north.

Septet (n.) Alt. of Septette

Septette (n.) A set of seven persons or objects; as, a septet of singers.

Septette (n.) A musical composition for seven instruments or seven voices; -- called also septuor.

Septfoil (n.) A European herb, the tormentil. See Tormentil.

Septfoil (n.) An ornamental foliation having seven lobes. Cf. Cinquefoil, Quarterfoil, and Trefoil.

Septfoil (n.) A typical figure, consisting of seven equal segments of a circle, used to denote the gifts of the Holy Chost, the seven sacraments as recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, etc.

Septi- () A combining form meaning seven; as, septifolious, seven-leaved; septi-lateral, seven-sided.

Septic (a.) Of the seventh degree or order.

Septic (n.) A quantic of the seventh degree.

Septic (a.) Alt. of Septical

Septical (a.) Having power to promote putrefaction.

Septic (n.) A substance that promotes putrefaction.

Septicaemia (n.) 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 (adv.) In a septic manner; in a manner tending to promote putrefaction.

Septicidal (a.) 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 (n.) Tendency to putrefaction; septic quality.

Septifarious (a.) Turned in seven different ways.

Septiferous (a.) Bearing a partition; -- said of the valves of a capsule.

Septiferous (a.) Conveying putrid poison; as, the virulence of septiferous matter.

Septifluous (a.) Flowing in seven streams; septemfluous.

Septifolious (a.) Having seven leaves.

Septiform (a.) Having the form of a septum.

Septifragal (a.) 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 (a.) Having seven sides; as, a septilateral figure.

Septillion (n.) 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 (n.) A group of seven notes to be played in the time of four or six.

Septinsular (a.) Consisting of seven islands; as, the septinsular republic of the Ionian Isles.

Septisyllable (n.) A word of seven syllables.

Septoic (a.) See Heptoic.

Septomaxillary (a.) Of or pertaining to the nasal septum and the maxilla; situated in the region of these parts.

Septomaxillary (n.) A small bone between the nasal septum and the maxilla in many reptiles and amphibians.

Septuagenarian (n.) A person who is seventy years of age; a septuagenary.

Septuagenary (a.) Consisting of seventy; also, seventy years old.

Septuagenary (n.) A septuagenarian.

Septuagesima (n.) The third Sunday before Lent; -- so called because it is about seventy days before Easter.

Septuagesimal (a.) Consisting of seventy days, years, etc.; reckoned by seventies.

Septuagint (n.) 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 (n.) Something composed of seven; a week.

Septulate (a.) Having imperfect or spurious septa.

Septula (pl. ) of Septulum

Septulum (n.) A little septum; a division between small cavities or parts.

Septa (pl. ) of Septum

Septum (n.) A wall separating two cavities; a partition; as, the nasal septum.

Septum (n.) A partition that separates the cells of a fruit.

Septum (n.) One of the radial calcareous plates of a coral.

Septum (n.) One of the transverse partitions dividing the shell of a mollusk, or of a rhizopod, into several chambers. See Illust. under Nautilus.

Septum (n.) One of the transverse partitions dividing the body cavity of an annelid.

Septuor (n.) A septet.

Septuple (a.) Seven times as much; multiplied by seven; sevenfold.

Septupled (imp. & p. p.) of Septuple

Septupling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Septuple

Septuple (v. t.) To multiply by seven; to make sevenfold.

Sepulcher (n.) Alt. of Sepulchre

Sepulchre (n.) 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 (imp. & p. p.) of Sepulchre

Sepulchred () of Sepulchre

Sepulchering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sepulchre

Sepulchring () of Sepulchre

Sepulcher (v. t.) Alt. of Sepulchre

Sepulchre (v. t.) To bury; to inter; to entomb; as, obscurely sepulchered.

Sepulchral (a.) 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.

Sepulchral (a.) Unnaturally low and grave; hollow in tone; -- said of sound, especially of the voice.

Sepulture (n.) The act of depositing the dead body of a human being in the grave; burial; interment.

Sepulture (n.) A sepulcher; a grave; a place of burial.

Sequacious (a.) Inclined to follow a leader; following; attendant.

Sequacious (a.) Hence, ductile; malleable; pliant; manageable.

Sequacious (a.) Having or observing logical sequence; logically consistent and rigorous; consecutive in development or transition of thought.

Sequaciousness (n.) Quality of being sequacious.

Sequacity (n.) Quality or state of being sequacious; sequaciousness.

Sequel (n.) That which follows; a succeeding part; continuation; as, the sequel of a man's advantures or history.

Sequel (n.) Consequence; event; effect; result; as, let the sun cease, fail, or swerve, and the sequel would be ruin.

Sequel (n.) Conclusion; inference.

Sequelae (pl. ) of Sequela

Sequela (n.) One who, or that which, follows.

Sequela (n.) An adherent, or a band or sect of adherents.

Sequela (n.) That which follows as the logical result of reasoning; inference; conclusion; suggestion.

Sequela (n.) A morbid phenomenon left as the result of a disease; a disease resulting from another.

Sequence (n.) The state of being sequent; succession; order of following; arrangement.

Sequence (n.) That which follows or succeeds as an effect; sequel; consequence; result.

Sequence (n.) Simple succession, or the coming after in time, without asserting or implying causative energy; as, the reactions of chemical agents may be conceived as merely invariable sequences.

Sequence (n.) Any succession of chords (or harmonic phrase) rising or falling by the regular diatonic degrees in the same scale; a succession of similar harmonic steps.

Sequence (n.) A melodic phrase or passage successively repeated one tone higher; a rosalia.

Sequence (n.) A hymn introduced in the Mass on certain festival days, and recited or sung immediately before the gospel, and after the gradual or introit, whence the name.

Sequence (n.) Three or more cards of the same suit in immediately consecutive order of value; as, ace, king, and queen; or knave, ten, nine, and eight.

Sequence (n.) All five cards, of a hand, in consecutive order as to value, but not necessarily of the same suit; when of one suit, it is called a sequence flush.

Sequent (a.) Following; succeeding; in continuance.

Sequent (a.) Following as an effect; consequent.

Sequent (n.) A follower.

Sequent (n.) That which follows as a result; a sequence.

Sequential (a.) Succeeding or following in order.

Sequestered (imp. & p. p.) of Sequester

Sequestering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sequester

Sequester (v. t.) 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.

Sequester (v. t.) To cause (one) to submit to the process of sequestration; to deprive (one) of one's estate, property, etc.

Sequester (v. t.) To set apart; to put aside; to remove; to separate from other things.

Sequester (v. t.) To cause to retire or withdraw into obscurity; to seclude; to withdraw; -- often used reflexively.

Sequester (v. i.) To withdraw; to retire.

Sequester (v. i.) To renounce (as a widow may) any concern with the estate of her husband.

Sequester (n.) Sequestration; separation.

Sequester (n.) A person with whom two or more contending parties deposit the subject matter of the controversy; one who mediates between two parties; a mediator; an umpire or referee.

Sequester (n.) Same as Sequestrum.

Sequestered (a.) Retired; secluded.

Sequestrable (a.) Capable of being sequestered; subject or liable to sequestration.

Sequestral (a.) Of or pertaining to a sequestrum.

Sequestrated (imp. & p. p.) of Sequestrate

Sequestrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sequestrate

Sequestrate (v. t.) To sequester.

Seguestration (n.) 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.

Seguestration (n.) A prerogative process empowering certain commissioners to take and hold a defendant's property and receive the rents and profits thereof, until he clears himself of a contempt or performs a decree of the court.

Seguestration (n.) A kind of execution for a rent, as in the case of a beneficed clerk, of the profits of a benefice, till he shall have satisfied some debt established by decree; the gathering up of the fruits of a benefice during a vacancy, for the use of the next incumbent; the disposing of the goods, by the ordinary, of one who is dead, whose estate no man will meddle with.

Seguestration (n.) The seizure of the property of an individual for the use of the state; particularly applied to the seizure, by a belligerent power, of debts due from its subjects to the enemy.

Seguestration (n.) The state of being separated or set aside; separation; retirement; seclusion from society.

Seguestration (n.) Disunion; disjunction.

Sequestrator (n.) One who sequesters property, or takes the possession of it for a time, to satisfy a demand out of its rents or profits.

Sequestrator (n.) One to whom the keeping of sequestered property is committed.

Sequestra (pl. ) of Sequestrum

Sequestrum (n.) A portion of dead bone which becomes separated from the sound portion, as in necrosis.

Sequin (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) A hydrocarbon (C13H10) obtained in white fluorescent crystals, in the distillation products of the needles of the California "big tree" (Sequoia gigantea).

Seraglio (n.) An inclosure; a place of separation.

Seraglio (n.) The palace of the Grand Seignior, or Turkish sultan, at Constantinople, inhabited by the sultan himself, and all the officers and dependents of his court. In it are also kept the females of the harem.

Seraglio (n.) A harem; a place for keeping wives or concubines; sometimes, loosely, a place of licentious pleasure; a house of debauchery.

Serai (n.) A palace; a seraglio; also, in the East, a place for the accommodation of travelers; a caravansary, or rest house.

Seralbumen (n.) Serum albumin.

Serang (n.) The boatswain of a Lascar or East Ondian crew.

Serape (n.) A blanket or shawl worn as an outer garment by the Spanish Americans, as in Mexico.

Seraphs (pl. ) of Seraph

Seraphim (pl. ) of Seraph

Seraph (n.) 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 (a.) Alt. of Seraphical

Seraphical (a.) Of or pertaining to a seraph; becoming, or suitable to, a seraph; angelic; sublime; pure; refined.

Seraphicism (n.) The character, quality, or state of a seraph; seraphicalness.

Seraphim (n.) The Hebrew plural of Seraph. Cf. Cherubim.

Seraphina (n.) A seraphine.

Seraphine (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) A general or commander of land forces in the Turkish empire; especially, the commander-in-chief of minister of war.

Seraskierate (n.) The office or authority of a seraskier.

Serbonian (a.) 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.

Sere (a.) Dry; withered. Same as Sear.

Sere (n.) Claw; talon.

Serein (n.) A mist, or very fine rain, which sometimes falls from a clear sky a few moments after sunset.

Serenade (n.) 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.

Serenade (n.) A piece of music suitable to be performed at such times.

Serenaded (imp. & p. p.) of Serenade

Serenading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Serenade

Serenade (v. t.) To entertain with a serenade.

Serenade (v. i.) To perform a serenade.

Serenader (n.) One who serenades.

Serenata (n.) Alt. of Serenate

Serenate (n.) A piece of vocal music, especially one on an amoreus subject; a serenade.

Serene (a.) Bright; clear; unabscured; as, a serene sky.

Serene (a.) Calm; placid; undisturbed; unruffled; as, a serene aspect; a serene soul.

Serene (n.) Serenity; clearness; calmness.

Serene (n.) Evening air; night chill.

Serene (v. t.) To make serene.

Serenely (adv.) In a serene manner; clearly.

Serenely (adv.) With unruffled temper; coolly; calmly.

Sereneness (n.) Serenity.

Serenitude (n.) Serenity.

Serenity (n.) The quality or state of being serene; clearness and calmness; quietness; stillness; peace.

Serenity (n.) Calmness of mind; eveness of temper; undisturbed state; coolness; composure.

Serf (v. t.) A servant or slave employed in husbandry, and in some countries attached to the soil and transferred with it, as formerly in Russia.

Serfage (n.) Alt. of Serfdom

Serfdom (n.) The state or condition of a serf.

Serfhood (n.) Alt. of Serfism

Serfism (n.) Serfage.

Serge (n.) A woolen twilled stuff, much used as material for clothing for both sexes.

Serge (n.) A large wax candle used in the ceremonies of various churches.

Sergeancies (pl. ) of Sergeancy

Sergeancy (n.) The office of a sergeant; sergeantship.

Sergeant (n.) 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.

Sergeant (n.) In a company, battery, or troop, a noncommissioned officer next in rank above a corporal, whose duty is to instruct recruits in discipline, to form the ranks, etc.

Sergeant (n.) A lawyer of the highest rank, answering to the doctor of the civil law; -- called also serjeant at law.

Sergeant (n.) A title sometimes given to the servants of the sovereign; as, sergeant surgeon, that is, a servant, or attendant, surgeon.

Sergeant (n.) The cobia.

Sergeantcy (n.) Same as Sergeancy.

Sergeantry (n.) See Sergeanty.

Sergeantship (n.) The office of sergeant.

Sergeanty (n.) Tenure of lands of the crown by an honorary kind of service not due to any lord, but to the king only.

Serial (a.) Of or pertaining to a series; consisting of a series; appearing in successive parts or numbers; as, a serial work or publication.

Serial (a.) Of or pertaining to rows.

Serial (n.) A publication appearing in a series or succession of part; a tale, or other writing, published in successive numbers of a periodical.

Seriality (n.) The quality or state of succession in a series; sequence.

Serially (adv.) In a series, or regular order; in a serial manner; as, arranged serially; published serially.

Seriate (a.) Arranged in a series or succession; pertaining to a series.

Seriatim (adv.) In regular order; one after the other; severally.

Seriation (n.) Arrangement or position in a series.

Sericeous (a.) Of or pertaining to silk; consisting of silk; silky.

Sericeous (a.) Covered with very soft hairs pressed close to the surface; as, a sericeous leaf.

Sericeous (a.) Having a silklike luster, usually due to fine, close hairs.

Sericin (n.) A gelatinous nitrogenous material extracted from crude silk and other similar fiber by boiling water; -- called also silk gelatin.

Sericite (n.) A kind of muscovite occuring in silky scales having a fibrous structure. It is characteristic of sericite schist.

Sericterium (n.) A silk gland, as in the silkworms.

Sericulture (n.) The raising of silkworms.

Serie (n.) Series.

Seriema (n.) A large South American bird (Dicholophus, / Cariama cristata) related to the cranes. It is often domesticated. Called also cariama.

Series (n.) 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.

Series (n.) Any comprehensive group of animals or plants including several subordinate related groups.

Series (n.) An indefinite number of terms succeeding one another, each of which is derived from one or more of the preceding by a fixed law, called the law of the series; as, an arithmetical series; a geometrical series.

Serin (n.) A European finch (Serinus hortulanus) closely related to the canary.

Serine (n.) A white crystalline nitrogenous substance obtained by the action of dilute sulphuric acid on silk gelatin.

Serio-comic (a.) Alt. of Serio-comical

Serio-comical (a.) Having a mixture of seriousness and sport; serious and comical.

Serious (a.) Grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn; not light, gay, or volatile.

Serious (a.) Really intending what is said; being in earnest; not jesting or deceiving.

Serious (a.) Important; weighty; not trifling; grave.

Serious (a.) Hence, giving rise to apprehension; attended with danger; as, a serious injury.

Seriph (n.) See Ceriph.

Serjeant () Alt. of Serjeantcy

Serjeantcy () See Sergeant, Sergeantcy, etc.

Sermocination (n.) The making of speeches or sermons; sermonizing.

Sermocinator (n.) One who makes sermons or speeches.

Sermon (n.) A discourse or address; a talk; a writing; as, the sermons of Chaucer.

Sermon (n.) Specifically, a discourse delivered in public, usually by a clergyman, for the purpose of religious instruction and grounded on some text or passage of Scripture.

Sermon (n.) Hence, a serious address; a lecture on one's conduct or duty; an exhortation or reproof; a homily; -- often in a depreciatory sense.

Sermon (v. i.) To speak; to discourse; to compose or deliver a sermon.

Sermon (v. t.) To discourse to or of, as in a sermon.

Sermon (v. t.) To tutor; to lecture.

Sermoneer (n.) A sermonizer.

Sermoner (n.) A preacher; a sermonizer.

Sermonet (n.) A short sermon.

Sermonic (a.) Alt. of Sermonical

Sermonical (a.) Like, or appropriate to, a sermon; grave and didactic.

Sermoning (n.) The act of discoursing; discourse; instruction; preaching.

Sermonish (a.) Resembling a sermon.

Sermonist (n.) See Sermonizer.

Sermonized (imp. & p. p.) of Sermonize

Sermonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sermonize

Sermonize (v. i.) To compose or write a sermon or sermons; to preach.

Sermonize (v. i.) To inculcate rigid rules.

Sermonize (v. t.) To preach or discourse to; to affect or influence by means of a sermon or of sermons.

Sermonizer (n.) One who sermonizes.

Serolin (n.) A peculiar fatty substance found in the blood, probably a mixture of fats, cholesterin, etc.

Serolin (n.) A body found in fecal matter and thought to be formed in the intestines from the cholesterin of the bile; -- called also stercorin, and stercolin.

Seron (n.) Alt. of Seroon

Seroon (n.) Same as Ceroon.

Serose (a.) Serous.

Serosity (n.) The quality or state of being serous.

Serosity (n.) A thin watery animal fluid, as synovial fluid and pericardial fluid.

Serotine (n.) The European long-eared bat (Vesperugo serotinus).

Serotinous (a.) Appearing or blossoming later in the season than is customary with allied species.

Serous (a.) Thin; watery; like serum; as the serous fluids.

Serous (a.) Of or pertaining to serum; as, the serous glands, membranes, layers. See Serum.

Serow (n.) Alt. of Surrow

Surrow (n.) The thar.

Serpens (n.) A constellation represented as a serpent held by Serpentarius.

Serpent (n.) Any reptile of the order Ophidia; a snake, especially a large snake. See Illust. under Ophidia.

Serpent (n.) Fig.: A subtle, treacherous, malicious person.

Serpent (n.) A species of firework having a serpentine motion as it passess through the air or along the ground.

Serpent (n.) The constellation Serpens.

Serpent (n.) A bass wind instrument, of a loud and coarse tone, formerly much used in military bands, and sometimes introduced into the orchestra; -- so called from its form.

Serpented (imp. & p. p.) of Serpent

Serpenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Serpent

Serpent (v. i.) To wind like a serpent; to crook about; to meander.

Serpent (v. t.) To wind; to encircle.

Serpentaria (a.) The fibrous aromatic root of the Virginia snakeroot (Aristolochia Serpentaria).

Serpentarius (n.) A constellation on the equator, lying between Scorpio and Hercules; -- called also Ophiuchus.

Serpentiform (a.) Having the form of a serpent.

Serpentigenous (a.) Bred of a serpent.

Serpentine (a.) 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.

Serpentine (n.) A mineral or rock consisting chiefly of the hydrous silicate of magnesia. It is usually of an obscure green color, often with a spotted or mottled appearance resembling a serpent's skin. Precious, or noble, serpentine is translucent and of a rich oil-green color.

Serpentine (n.) A kind of ancient cannon.

Serpentine (v. i.) To serpentize.

Serpentinely (adv.) In a serpentine manner.

Serpentinian (n.) See 2d Ophite.

Serpentinize (v. t.) To convert (a magnesian silicate) into serpentine.

Serpentinous (a.) Relating to, or like, serpentine; as, a rock serpentinous in character.

Serpentize (v. i.) To turn or bend like a serpent, first in one direction and then in the opposite; to meander; to wind; to serpentine.

Serpentry (n.) A winding like a serpent's.

Serpentry (n.) A place inhabited or infested by serpents.

Serpent-tongued (a.) Having a forked tongue, like a serpent.

Serpet (n.) A basket.

Serpette (n.) A pruning knife with a curved blade.

Serpiginous (a.) Creeping; -- said of lesions which heal over one portion while continuing to advance at another.

Serpigo (n.) A dry, scaly eruption on the skin; especially, a ringworm.

Serpolet (n.) Wild thyme.

Serpulae (pl. ) of Serpula

Serpulas (pl. ) of Serpula

Serpula (n.) 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 (n.) Alt. of Serpulidan

Serpulidan (n.) A serpula.

Serpulite (n.) A fossil serpula shell.

Serr (v. t.) To crowd, press, or drive together.

Serranoid (n.) Any fish of the family Serranidae, which includes the striped bass, the black sea bass, and many other food fishes.

Serranoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Serranidae.

Serrate (a.) Alt. of Serrated

Serrated (a.) Notched on the edge, like a saw.

Serrated (a.) Beset with teeth pointing forwards or upwards; as, serrate leaves.

Serration (n.) Condition of being serrate; formation in the shape of a saw.

Serration (n.) One of the teeth in a serrate or serrulate margin.

Serratirostral (a.) Having a toothed bill, like that of a toucan.

Serrator (n.) The ivory gull (Larus eburneus).

Serrature (n.) A notching, like that between the teeth of a saw, in the edge of anything.

Serrature (n.) One of the teeth in a serrated edge; a serration.

Serricated (a.) Covered with fine silky down.

Serricorn (a.) Having serrated antenn/.

Serricorn (n.) Any one of a numerous tribe of beetles (Serricornia). The joints of the antennae are prominent, thus producing a serrate appearance. See Illust. under Antenna.

Serried (a.) Crowded; compact; dense; pressed together.

Serrifera (n. pl.) A division of Hymenoptera comprising the sawflies.

Serrirostres (n. pl.) Same as Lamellirostres.

Serrous (a.) Like the teeth off a saw; jagged.

Serrula (n.) The red-breasted merganser.

Serrulate (a.) Alt. of Serrulated

Serrulated (a.) Finely serrate; having very minute teeth.

Serrulation (n.) The state of being notched minutely, like a fine saw.

Serrulation (n.) One of the teeth in a serrulate margin.

Serried (imp. & p. p.) of Serry

Serrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Serry

Serry (v. t.) To crowd; to press together.

Sertularia (n.) A genus of delicate branching hydroids having small sessile hydrothecae along the sides of the branches.

Sertularian (n.) Any species of Sertularia, or of Sertularidae, a family of hydroids having branched chitinous stems and simple sessile hydrothecae. Also used adjectively.

Serum (n.) The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc.

Serum (n.) A thin watery fluid, containing more or less albumin, secreted by the serous membranes of the body, such as the pericardium and peritoneum.

Servable (a.) Capable of being served.

Servable (a.) Capable of being preserved.

Servage (n.) Serfage; slavery; servitude.

Serval (n.) 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 (a.) Related to, or resembling, the serval.

Servant (n.) 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.

Servant (n.) One in a state of subjection or bondage.

Servant (n.) A professed lover or suitor; a gallant.

Servant (v. t.) To subject.

Servantess (n.) A maidservant.

Servantry (n.) A body of servants; servants, collectively.

Served (imp. & p. p.) of Serve

Serving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Serve

Serve (v. t.) 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.

Serve (v. t.) To be subordinate to; to act a secondary part under; to appear as the inferior of; to minister to.

Serve (v. t.) To be suitor to; to profess love to.

Serve (v. t.) To wait upon; to supply the wants of; to attend; specifically, to wait upon at table; to attend at meals; to supply with food; as, to serve customers in a shop.

Serve (v. t.) Hence, to bring forward, arrange, deal, or distribute, as a portion of anything, especially of food prepared for eating; -- often with up; formerly with in.

Serve (v. t.) To perform the duties belonging to, or required in or for; hence, to be of use to; as, a curate may serve two churches; to serve one's country.

Serve (v. t.) To contribute or conduce to; to promote; to be sufficient for; to satisfy; as, to serve one's turn.

Serve (v. t.) To answer or be (in the place of something) to; as, a sofa serves one for a seat and a couch.

Serve (v. t.) To treat; to behave one's self to; to requite; to act toward; as, he served me very ill.

Serve (v. t.) To work; to operate; as, to serve the guns.

Serve (v. t.) To bring to notice, deliver, or execute, either actually or constructively, in such manner as the law requires; as, to serve a summons.

Serve (v. t.) To make legal service opon (a person named in a writ, summons, etc.); as, to serve a witness with a subp/na.

Serve (v. t.) To pass or spend, as time, esp. time of punishment; as, to serve a term in prison.

Serve (v. t.) To copulate with; to cover; as, a horse serves a mare; -- said of the male.

Serve (v. t.) To lead off in delivering (the ball).

Serve (v. t.) To wind spun yarn, or the like, tightly around (a rope or cable, etc.) so as to protect it from chafing or from the weather. See under Serving.

Serve (v. i.) To be a servant or a slave; to be employed in labor or other business for another; to be in subjection or bondage; to render menial service.

Serve (v. i.) To perform domestic offices; to be occupied with household affairs; to prepare and dish up food, etc.

Serve (v. i.) To be in service; to do duty; to discharge the requirements of an office or employment. Specifically, to act in the public service, as a soldier, seaman. etc.

Serve (v. i.) To be of use; to answer a purpose; to suffice; to suit; to be convenient or favorable.

Serve (v. i.) To lead off in delivering the ball.

Server (n.) One who serves.

Server (n.) A tray for dishes; a salver.

Servian (a.) Of or pertaining to Servia, a kingdom of Southern Europe.

Servian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Servia.

Service () Alt. of Service

Service () A name given to several trees and shrubs of the genus Pyrus, as Pyrus domestica and P. torminalis of Europe, the various species of mountain ash or rowan tree, and the American shad bush (see Shad bush, under Shad). They have clusters of small, edible, applelike berries.

Service (n.) The act of serving; the occupation of a servant; the performance of labor for the benefit of another, or at another's command; attendance of an inferior, hired helper, slave, etc., on a superior, employer, master, or the like; also, spiritual obedience and love.

Service (n.) The deed of one who serves; labor performed for another; duty done or required; office.

Service (n.) Office of devotion; official religious duty performed; religious rites appropriate to any event or ceremonial; as, a burial service.

Service (n.) Hence, a musical composition for use in churches.

Service (n.) Duty performed in, or appropriate to, any office or charge; official function; hence, specifically, military or naval duty; performance of the duties of a soldier.

Service (n.) Useful office; advantage conferred; that which promotes interest or happiness; benefit; avail.

Service (n.) Profession of respect; acknowledgment of duty owed.

Service (n.) The act and manner of bringing food to the persons who eat it; order of dishes at table; also, a set or number of vessels ordinarily used at table; as, the service was tardy and awkward; a service of plate or glass.

Service (n.) The act of bringing to notice, either actually or constructively, in such manner as is prescribed by law; as, the service of a subp/na or an attachment.

Service (n.) The materials used for serving a rope, etc., as spun yarn, small lines, etc.

Service (n.) The act of serving the ball.

Service (n.) Act of serving or covering. See Serve, v. t., 13.

Serviceable (a.) Doing service; promoting happiness, interest, advantage, or any good; useful to any end; adapted to any good end use; beneficial; advantageous.

Serviceable (a.) Prepared for rendering service; capable of, or fit for, the performance of duty; hence, active; diligent.

Serviceage (n.) Servitude.

Servient (a.) Subordinate.

Serviette (n.) A table napkin.

Servile (a.) 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.

Servile (a.) Held in subjection; dependent; enslaved.

Servile (a.) Not belonging to the original root; as, a servile letter.

Servile (a.) Not itself sounded, but serving to lengthen the preceeding vowel, as e in tune.

Servile (n.) An element which forms no part of the original root; -- opposed to radical.

Servilely (adv.) In a servile manner; slavishly.

Servileness (n.) Quality of being servile; servility.

Servility (n.) The quality or state of being servile; servileness.

Serving () a. & n. from Serve.

Servite (n.) One of the order of the Religious Servants of the Holy Virgin, founded in Florence in 1223.

Servifor (n.) One who serves; a servant; an attendant; one who acts under another; a follower or adherent.

Servifor (n.) An undergraduate, partly supported by the college funds, whose duty it formerly was to wait at table. A servitor corresponded to a sizar in Cambridge and Dublin universities.

Servitorship (n.) The office, rank, or condition of a servitor.

Servitude (n.) 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.

Servitude (n.) Servants, collectively.

Servitude (n.) A right whereby one thing is subject to another thing or person for use or convenience, contrary to the common right.

Serviture (n.) Servants, collectively.

Servitute (n.) Servitude.

Serye (n.) A series.

Sesame (n.) 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 (a.) Resembling in shape the seeds of sesame.

Sesamoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the sesamoid bones or cartilages; sesamoidal.

Sesamoid (n.) A sesamoid bone or cartilage.

Sesamoidal (a.) Sesamoid.

Sesban (n.) A leguminous shrub (Sesbania aculeata) which furnishes a fiber used for making ropes.

Sesqui- () 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 (a.) Sesquialteral.

Sesquialter (n.) Alt. of Sesquialtera

Sesquialtera (n.) 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 (a.) Alt. of Sesquialterate

Sesquialterate (a.) Once and a half times as great as another; having the ratio of one and a half to one.

Sesquialterous (a.) Sesquialteral.

Sesquibasic (a.) Containing, or acting as, a base in the proportions of a sesqui compound.

Sesquiduplicate (a.) Twice and a half as great (as another thing); having the ratio of two and a half to one.

Sesquioxide (n.) An oxide containing three atoms of oxygen with two atoms (or radicals) of some other substance; thus, alumina, Al2O3 is a sesquioxide.

Sesquipedal (a.) Alt. of Sesquipedalian

Sesquipedalian (a.) Measuring or containing a foot and a half; as, a sesquipedalian pygmy; -- sometimes humorously applied to long words.

Sesquipedalianism (n.) Alt. of Sesquipedalism

Sesquipedalism (n.) Sesquipedality.

Sesqyipedality (n.) The quality or condition of being sesquipedal.

Sesqyipedality (n.) The use of sesquipedalian words; style characterized by the use of long words; sesquipedalism.

Sesquiplicate (a.) 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 (n.) A salt derived from a sesquioxide base, or made up on the proportions of a sesqui compound.

Sesquisulphide (n.) 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 (a.) Sesquitertian.

Sesquitertian (a.) Alt. of Sesquitertianal

Sesquitertianal (a.) Having the ratio of one and one third to one (as 4 : 3).

Sesquitone (n.) A minor third, or interval of three semitones.

Sess (v. t.) To lay a tax upon; to assess.

Sess (n.) A tax; an assessment. See Cess.

Sessa (interj.) Hurry; run.

Sessile (a.) Attached without any sensible projecting support.

Sessile (a.) Resting directly upon the main stem or branch, without a petiole or footstalk; as, a sessile leaf or blossom.

Sessile (a.) Permanently attached; -- said of the gonophores of certain hydroids which never became detached.

Sessile-eyed (a.) Having eyes which are not elevated on a stalk; -- opposed to stalk-eyed.

Session (n.) The act of sitting, or the state of being seated.

Session (n.) The actual sitting of a court, council, legislature, etc., or the actual assembly of the members of such a body, for the transaction of business.

Session (n.) Hence, also, the time, period, or term during which a court, council, legislature, etc., meets daily for business; or, the space of time between the first meeting and the prorogation or adjournment; thus, a session of Parliaments is opened with a speech from the throne, and closed by prorogation. The session of a judicial court is called a term.

Sessional (a.) Of or pertaining to a session or sessions.

Sesspool (n.) Same as Cesspool.

Sesterce (n.) 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 (n.) A piece of music composed for six voices or six instruments; a sextet; -- called also sestuor.

Sestet (n.) The last six lines of a sonnet.

Sestetto (n.) A sestet.

Sestine (n.) See Sextain.

Sestuor (n.) A sestet.

Set (imp. & p. p.) of Set

Setting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Set

Set (v. t.) To cause to sit; to make to assume a specified position or attitude; to give site or place to; to place; to put; to fix; as, to set a house on a stone foundation; to set a book on a shelf; to set a dish on a table; to set a chest or trunk on its bottom or on end.

Set (v. t.) Hence, to attach or affix (something) to something else, or in or upon a certain place.

Set (v. t.) To make to assume specified place, condition, or occupation; to put in a certain condition or state (described by the accompanying words); to cause to be.

Set (v. t.) To fix firmly; to make fast, permanent, or stable; to render motionless; to give an unchanging place, form, or condition to.

Set (v. t.) To cause to stop or stick; to obstruct; to fasten to a spot; hence, to occasion difficulty to; to embarrass; as, to set a coach in the mud.

Set (v. t.) To fix beforehand; to determine; hence, to make unyielding or obstinate; to render stiff, unpliant, or rigid; as, to set one's countenance.

Set (v. t.) To fix in the ground, as a post or a tree; to plant; as, to set pear trees in an orchard.

Set (v. t.) To fix, as a precious stone, in a border of metal; to place in a setting; hence, to place in or amid something which serves as a setting; as, to set glass in a sash.

Set (v. t.) To render stiff or solid; especially, to convert into curd; to curdle; as, to set milk for cheese.

Set (v. t.) To put into a desired position or condition; to adjust; to regulate; to adapt.

Set (v. t.) To put in order in a particular manner; to prepare; as, to set (that is, to hone) a razor; to set a saw.

Set (v. t.) To extend and bring into position; to spread; as, to set the sails of a ship.

Set (v. t.) To give a pitch to, as a tune; to start by fixing the keynote; as, to set a psalm.

Set (v. t.) To reduce from a dislocated or fractured state; to replace; as, to set a broken bone.

Set (v. t.) To make to agree with some standard; as, to set a watch or a clock.

Set (v. t.) To lower into place and fix solidly, as the blocks of cut stone in a structure.

Set (v. t.) To stake at play; to wager; to risk.

Set (v. t.) To fit with music; to adapt, as words to notes; to prepare for singing.

Set (v. t.) To determine; to appoint; to assign; to fix; as, to set a time for a meeting; to set a price on a horse.

Set (v. t.) To adorn with something infixed or affixed; to stud; to variegate with objects placed here and there.

Set (v. t.) To value; to rate; -- with at.

Set (v. t.) To point out the seat or position of, as birds, or other game; -- said of hunting dogs.

Set (v. t.) To establish as a rule; to furnish; to prescribe; to assign; as, to set an example; to set lessons to be learned.

Set (v. t.) To suit; to become; as, it sets him ill.

Set (v. t.) To compose; to arrange in words, lines, etc.; as, to set type; to set a page.

Set (v. i.) To pass below the horizon; to go down; to decline; to sink out of sight; to come to an end.

Set (v. i.) To fit music to words.

Set (v. i.) To place plants or shoots in the ground; to plant.

Set (v. i.) To be fixed for growth; to strike root; to begin to germinate or form; as, cuttings set well; the fruit has set well (i. e., not blasted in the blossom).

Set (v. i.) To become fixed or rigid; to be fastened.

Set (v. i.) To congeal; to concrete; to solidify.

Set (v. i.) To have a certain direction in motion; to flow; to move on; to tend; as, the current sets to the north; the tide sets to the windward.

Set (v. i.) To begin to move; to go out or forth; to start; -- now followed by out.

Set (v. i.) To indicate the position of game; -- said of a dog; as, the dog sets well; also, to hunt game by the aid of a setter.

Set (v. i.) To apply one's self; to undertake earnestly; -- now followed by out.

Set (v. i.) To fit or suit one; to sit; as, the coat sets well.

Set (a.) Fixed in position; immovable; rigid; as, a set line; a set countenance.

Set (a.) Firm; unchanging; obstinate; as, set opinions or prejudices.

Set (a.) Regular; uniform; formal; as, a set discourse; a set battle.

Set (a.) Established; prescribed; as, set forms of prayer.

Set (a.) Adjusted; arranged; formed; adapted.

Set (n.) The act of setting, as of the sun or other heavenly body; descent; hence, the close; termination.

Set (n.) That which is set, placed, or fixed.

Set (n.) A young plant for growth; as, a set of white thorn.

Set (n.) That which is staked; a wager; a venture; a stake; hence, a game at venture.

Set (n.) Permanent change of figure in consequence of excessive strain, as from compression, tension, bending, twisting, etc.; as, the set of a spring.

Set (n.) A kind of punch used for bending, indenting, or giving shape to, metal; as, a saw set.

Set (n.) A piece placed temporarily upon the head of a pile when the latter cannot be reached by the weight, or hammer, except by means of such an intervening piece.

Set (n.) A short steel spike used for driving the head of a nail below the surface.

Set (n.) A number of things of the same kind, ordinarily used or classed together; a collection of articles which naturally complement each other, and usually go together; an assortment; a suit; as, a set of chairs, of china, of surgical or mathematical instruments, of books, etc.

Set (n.) A number of persons associated by custom, office, common opinion, quality, or the like; a division; a group; a clique.

Set (n.) Direction or course; as, the set of the wind, or of a current.

Set (n.) In dancing, the number of persons necessary to execute a quadrille; also, the series of figures or movements executed.

Set (n.) The deflection of a tooth, or of the teeth, of a saw, which causes the the saw to cut a kerf, or make an opening, wider than the blade.

Set (n.) A young oyster when first attached.

Set (n.) Collectively, the crop of young oysters in any locality.

Set (n.) A series of as many games as may be necessary to enable one side to win six. If at the end of the tenth game the score is a tie, the set is usually called a deuce set, and decided by an application of the rules for playing off deuce in a game. See Deuce.

Set (n.) That dimension of the body of a type called by printers the width.

Setae (pl. ) of Seta

Seta (n.) 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.

Seta (n.) One of the movable chitinous spines or hooks of an annelid. They usually arise in clusters from muscular capsules, and are used in locomotion and for defense. They are very diverse in form.

Seta (n.) One of the spinelike feathers at the base of the bill of certain birds.

Setaceous (a.) Set with, or consisting of, bristles; bristly; as, a stiff, setaceous tail.

Setaceous (a.) Bristelike in form or texture; as, a setaceous feather; a setaceous leaf.

Setback (n.) Offset, n., 4.

Setback (n.) A backset; a countercurrent; an eddy.

Setback (n.) A backset; a check; a repulse; a reverse; a relapse.

Setbolt (n.) An iron pin, or bolt, for fitting planks closely together.

Setbolt (n.) A bolt used for forcing another bolt out of its hole.

Setdown (n.) 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 (n.) See 2d Settee.

Seten () obs. imp. pl. of Sit. Sat.

Setewale (n.) See Cetewale.

Set-fair (n.) In plastering, a particularly good troweled surface.

Setfoil (n.) See Septfoil.

Sethen (adv. & conj.) See Since.

Sethic (a.) See Sothic.

Setiferous (a.) Producing, or having one or more, bristles.

Setiform (a.) Having the form or structure of setae.

Setiger (n.) An annelid having setae; a chaetopod.

Setigerous (a.) 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 (n.) See Shittim.

Setiparous (a.) Producing setae; -- said of the organs from which the setae of annelids arise.

Setireme (n.) A swimming leg (of an insect) having a fringe of hairs on the margin.

Setness (n.) The quality or state of being set; formality; obstinacy.

Set-off (n.) That which is set off against another thing; an offset.

Set-off (n.) That which is used to improve the appearance of anything; a decoration; an ornament.

Set-off (n.) A counterclaim; a cross debt or demand; a distinct claim filed or set up by the defendant against the plaintiff's demand.

Set-off (n.) Same as Offset, n., 4.

Set-off (n.) See Offset, 7.

Seton (n.) 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 (a.) Alt. of Setous

Setous (a.) Thickly set with bristles or bristly hairs.

Setout (n.) A display, as of plate, equipage, etc.; that which is displayed.

Set-stitched (a.) Stitched according to a formal pattern.

Sett (n.) See Set, n., 2 (e) and 3.

Settee (n.) A long seat with a back, -- made to accommodate several persons at once.

Settee (n.) A vessel with a very long, sharp prow, carrying two or three masts with lateen sails, -- used in the Mediterranean.

Setter (n.) 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.

Setter (n.) A hunting dog of a special breed originally derived from a cross between the spaniel and the pointer. Modern setters are usually trained to indicate the position of game birds by standing in a fixed position, but originally they indicated it by sitting or crouching.

Setter (n.) One who hunts victims for sharpers.

Setter (n.) One who adapts words to music in composition.

Setter (n.) An adornment; a decoration; -- with off.

Setter (n.) A shallow seggar for porcelain.

Setter (v. t.) To cut the dewlap (of a cow or an ox), and to insert a seton, so as to cause an issue.

Setterwort (n.) 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.

Setting (n.) The act of one who, or that which, sets; as, the setting of type, or of gems; the setting of the sun; the setting (hardening) of moist plaster of Paris; the setting (set) of a current.

Setting (n.) The act of marking the position of game, as a setter does; also, hunting with a setter.

Setting (n.) Something set in, or inserted.

Setting (n.) That in which something, as a gem, is set; as, the gold setting of a jeweled pin.

Settle (n.) A seat of any kind.

Settle (n.) A bench; especially, a bench with a high back.

Settle (n.) A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part.

Settled (imp. & p. p.) of Settle

Settling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Settle

Settle (n.) To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; esp., to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home, or the like.

Settle (n.) To establish in the pastoral office; to ordain or install as pastor or rector of a church, society, or parish; as, to settle a minister.

Settle (n.) To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose.

Settle (n.) To clear of dregs and impurities by causing them to sink; to render pure or clear; -- said of a liquid; as, to settle coffee, or the grounds of coffee.

Settle (n.) To restore or bring to a smooth, dry, or passable condition; -- said of the ground, of roads, and the like; as, clear weather settles the roads.

Settle (n.) To cause to sink; to lower; to depress; hence, also, to render close or compact; as, to settle the contents of a barrel or bag by shaking it.

Settle (n.) To determine, as something which is exposed to doubt or question; to free from unscertainty or wavering; to make sure, firm, or constant; to establish; to compose; to quiet; as, to settle the mind when agitated; to settle questions of law; to settle the succession to a throne; to settle an allowance.

Settle (n.) To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel.

Settle (n.) To adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to settle an account.

Settle (n.) Hence, to pay; as, to settle a bill.

Settle (n.) To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people; as, the French first settled Canada; the Puritans settled New England; Plymouth was settled in 1620.

Settle (v. i.) To become fixed or permanent; to become stationary; to establish one's self or itself; to assume a lasting form, condition, direction, or the like, in place of a temporary or changing state.

Settle (v. i.) To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain.

Settle (v. i.) To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder.

Settle (v. i.) To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law.

Settle (v. i.) To become firm, dry, and hard, as the ground after the effects of rain or frost have disappeared; as, the roads settled late in the spring.

Settle (v. i.) To become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather settled; wine settles by standing.

Settle (v. i.) To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reserveir.

Settle (v. i.) To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc.

Settle (v. i.) To become calm; to cease from agitation.

Settle (v. i.) To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors.

Settle (v. i.) To make a jointure for a wife.

Settledness (n.) The quality or state of being settled; confirmed state.

Settlement (n.) The act of setting, or the state of being settled.

Settlement (n.) Establishment in life, in business, condition, etc.; ordination or installation as pastor.

Settlement (n.) The act of peopling, or state of being peopled; act of planting, as a colony; colonization; occupation by settlers; as, the settlement of a new country.

Settlement (n.) The act or process of adjusting or determining; composure of doubts or differences; pacification; liquidation of accounts; arrangement; adjustment; as, settlement of a controversy, of accounts, etc.

Settlement (n.) Bestowal, or giving possession, under legal sanction; the act of giving or conferring anything in a formal and permanent manner.

Settlement (n.) A disposition of property for the benefit of some person or persons, usually through the medium of trustees, and for the benefit of a wife, children, or other relatives; jointure granted to a wife, or the act of granting it.

Settlement (n.) That which settles, or is settled, established, or fixed.

Settlement (n.) Matter that subsides; settlings; sediment; lees; dregs.

Settlement (n.) A colony newly established; a place or region newly settled; as, settlement in the West.

Settlement (n.) That which is bestowed formally and permanently; the sum secured to a person; especially, a jointure made to a woman at her marriage; also, in the United States, a sum of money or other property formerly granted to a pastor in additional to his salary.

Settlement (n.) The gradual sinking of a building, whether by the yielding of the ground under the foundation, or by the compression of the joints or the material.

Settlement (n.) Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.

Settlement (n.) A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of residence; legal residence or establishment of a person in a particular parish or town, which entitles him to maintenance if a pauper, and subjects the parish or town to his support.

Settler (n.) One who settles, becomes fixed, established, etc.

Settler (n.) Especially, one who establishes himself in a new region or a colony; a colonist; a planter; as, the first settlers of New England.

Settler (n.) That which settles or finishes; hence, a blow, etc., which settles or decides a contest.

Settler (n.) A vessel, as a tub, in which something, as pulverized ore suspended in a liquid, is allowed to settle.

Settling (n.) The act of one who, or that which, settles; the act of establishing one's self, of colonizing, subsiding, adjusting, etc.

Settling (n.) That which settles at the bottom of a liquid; lees; dregs; sediment.

Set-to (n.) A contest in boxing, in an argument, or the like.

Setulae (pl. ) of Setula

Setula (n.) A small, short hair or bristle; a small seta.

Setule (n.) A setula.

Setulose (a.) Having small bristles or setae.

Setwall (n.) A plant formerly valued for its restorative qualities (Valeriana officinalis, or V. Pyrenaica).

Seven (a.) One more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one week.

Seven (n.) The number greater by one than six; seven units or objects.

Seven (n.) A symbol representing seven units, as 7, or vii.

Sevenfold (a.) Repeated seven times; having seven thicknesses; increased to seven times the size or amount.

Sevenfold (adv.) Seven times as much or as often.

Sevennight (n.) A week; any period of seven consecutive days and nights. See Sennight.

Sevenscore (n. & a.) Seven times twenty, that is, a hundred and forty.

Seven-shooter (n.) A firearm, esp. a pistol, with seven barrels or chambers for cartridges, or one capable of firing seven shots without reloading.

Seventeen (a.) One more than sixteen; ten and seven added; as, seventeen years.

Seventeen (n.) The number greater by one than sixteen; the sum of ten and seven; seventeen units or objects.

Seventeen (n.) A symbol denoting seventeen units, as 17, or xvii.

Seventeenth (a.) Next in order after the sixteenth; coming after sixteen others.

Seventeenth (a.) Constituting or being one of seventeen equal parts into which anything is divided.

Seventeenth (n.) The next in order after the sixteenth; one coming after sixteen others.

Seventeenth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by seventeen; one of seventeen equal parts or divisions of one whole.

Seventeenth (n.) An interval of two octaves and a third.

Seventh (a.) Next in order after the sixth;; coming after six others.

Seventh (a.) Constituting or being one of seven equal parts into which anything is divided; as, the seventh part.

Seventh (n.) One next in order after the sixth; one coming after six others.

Seventh (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by seven; one of seven equal parts into which anything is divided.

Seventh (n.) An interval embracing seven diatonic degrees of the scale.

Seventh (n.) A chord which includes the interval of a seventh whether major, minor, or diminished.

Seven-thirties (n. pl.) 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 (adv.) In the seventh place.

Seventieth (a.) Next in order after the sixty-ninth; as, a man in the seventieth year of his age.

Seventieth (a.) Constituting or being one of seventy equal parts.

Seventieth (n.) One next in order after the sixty-ninth.

Seventieth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by seventy; one of seventy equal parts or fractions.

Seventy (a.) Seven times ten; one more than sixty-nine.

Seventies (pl. ) of Seventy

Seventy (n.) The sum of seven times ten; seventy units or objects.

Seventy (n.) A symbol representing seventy units, as 70, or lxx.

Seventy-four (n.) A naval vessel carrying seventy-four guns.

Seven-up (n.) The game of cards called also all fours, and old sledge.

Severed (imp. &. p. p.) of Sever

Severing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sever

Sever (v. t.) 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.

Sever (v. t.) To cut or break open or apart; to divide into parts; to cut through; to disjoin; as, to sever the arm or leg.

Sever (v. t.) To keep distinct or apart; to except; to exempt.

Sever (v. t.) To disunite; to disconnect; to terminate; as, to sever an estate in joint tenancy.

Sever (v. i.) To suffer disjunction; to be parted, or rent asunder; to be separated; to part; to separate.

Sever (v. i.) To make a separation or distinction; to distinguish.

Severable (a.) Capable of being severed.

Several (a.) Separate; distinct; particular; single.

Several (a.) Diverse; different; various.

Several (a.) Consisting of a number more than two, but not very many; divers; sundry; as, several persons were present when the event took place.

Several (adv.) By itself; severally.

Several (n.) Each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual.

Several (n.) Persons oe objects, more than two, but not very many.

Several (n.) An inclosed or separate place; inclosure.

Severalities (pl. ) of Severality

Severality (n.) Each particular taken singly; distinction.

Severalize (v. t.) To distinguish.

Severally (adv.) Separately; distinctly; apart from others; individually.

Severalty (n.) A state of separation from the rest, or from all others; a holding by individual right.

Severance (n.) The act of severing, or the state of being severed; partition; separation.

Severance (n.) The act of dividing; the singling or severing of two or more that join, or are joined, in one writ; the putting in several or separate pleas or answers by two or more disjointly; the destruction of the unity of interest in a joint estate.

Severe (superl.) Serious in feeeling or manner; sedate; grave; austere; not light, lively, or cheerful.

Severe (superl.) Very strict in judgment, discipline, or government; harsh; not mild or indulgent; rigorous; as, severe criticism; severe punishment.

Severe (superl.) Rigidly methodical, or adherent to rule or principle; exactly conformed to a standard; not allowing or employing unneccessary ornament, amplification, etc.; strict; -- said of style, argument, etc.

Severe (superl.) Sharp; afflictive; distressing; violent; extreme; as, severe pain, anguish, fortune; severe cold.

Severe (superl.) Difficult to be endured; exact; critical; rigorous; as, a severe test.

Severities (pl. ) of Severity

Severity (n.) The quality or state of being severe.

Severity (n.) Gravity or austerity; extreme strictness; rigor; harshness; as, the severity of a reprimand or a reproof; severity of discipline or government; severity of penalties.

Severity (n.) The quality or power of distressing or paining; extreme degree; extremity; intensity; inclemency; as, the severity of pain or anguish; the severity of cold or heat; the severity of the winter.

Severity (n.) Harshness; cruel treatment; sharpness of punishment; as, severity practiced on prisoners of war.

Severity (n.) Exactness; rigorousness; strictness; as, the severity of a test.

Severy (n.) A bay or compartment of a vaulted ceiling.

Sevocation (n.) A calling aside.

Sevres blue () A very light blue.

Sevres ware () Porcelain manufactured at Sevres, France, ecpecially in the national factory situated there.

Sew (n.) Juice; gravy; a seasoned dish; a delicacy.

Sew (v. t.) To follow; to pursue; to sue.

Sewed (imp.) of Sew

Sewed (p. p.) of Sew

Sewn () of Sew

Sewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sew

Sew (v. t.) To unite or fasten together by stitches, as with a needle and thread.

Sew (v. t.) To close or stop by ssewing; -- often with up; as, to sew up a rip.

Sew (v. t.) To inclose by sewing; -- sometimes with up; as, to sew money in a bag.

Sew (v. i.) To practice sewing; to work with needle and thread.

Sew (v. t.) To drain, as a pond, for taking the fish.

Sewage (n.) The contents of a sewer or drain; refuse liquids or matter carried off by sewers

Sewage (n.) Sewerage, 2.

Sewe (v. i.) To perform the duties of a sewer. See 3d Sewer.

Sewel (n.) A scarecrow, generally made of feathers tied to a string, hung up to prevent deer from breaking into a place.

Sewellel (n.) 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 (n.) A British trout usually regarded as a variety (var. Cambricus) of the salmon trout.

Sewer (n.) One who sews, or stitches.

Sewer (n.) A small tortricid moth whose larva sews together the edges of a leaf by means of silk; as, the apple-leaf sewer (Phoxopteris nubeculana)

Sewer (n.) A drain or passage to carry off water and filth under ground; a subterraneous channel, particularly in cities.

Sewer (n.) Formerly, an upper servant, or household officer, who set on and removed the dishes at a feast, and who also brought water for the hands of the guests.

Sewerage (n.) The construction of a sewer or sewers.

Sewerage (n.) The system of sewers in a city, town, etc.; the general drainage of a city or town by means of sewers.

Sewerage (n.) The material collected in, and discharged by, sewers.

Sewin (n.) Same as Sewen.

Sewing (n.) The act or occupation of one who sews.

Sewing (n.) That which is sewed with the needle.

Sewster (n.) A seamstress.

Sex- () A combining form meaning six; as, sexdigitism; sexennial.

Sex (n.) 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.

Sex (n.) One of the two divisions of organic beings formed on the distinction of male and female.

Sex (n.) The capability in plants of fertilizing or of being fertilized; as, staminate and pistillate flowers are of opposite sexes.

Sex (n.) One of the groups founded on this distinction.

Sexagenarian (n.) A person who is sixty years old.

Sexagenary (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, the number sixty; poceeding by sixties; sixty years old.

Sexagenary (n.) Something composed of sixty parts or divisions.

Sexagenary (n.) A sexagenarian.

Sexagesima (n.) The second Sunday before Lent; -- so called as being about the sixtieth day before Easter.

Sexagesimal (a.) Pertaining to, or founded on, the number sixty.

Sexagesimal (n.) A sexagesimal fraction.

Sexangle (n.) A hexagon.

Sexangled (a.) Alt. of Sexangular

Sexangular (a.) Having six angles; hexagonal.

Sexangularly (adv.) Hexagonally.

Sexavalent (a.) See Sexivalent.

Sexdigitism (n.) The state of having six fingers on a hand, or six toes on a foot.

Sexdigitist (n.) One who has six fingers on a hand, or six toes on a foot.

Sexed (a.) Belonging to sex; having sex; distinctively male of female; as, the sexed condition.

Sexenary (a.) Proceeding by sixes; sextuple; -- applied especially to a system of arithmetical computation in which the base is six.

Sexennial (a.) Lasting six years, or happening once in six years.

Sexennial (n.) A sexennial event.

Sexennially (adv.) Once in six years.

Sexfid (a.) Alt. of Sexifid

Sexifid (a.) Six-cleft; as, a sexfid calyx or nectary.

Sexisyllabic (a.) Having six syllables.

Sexisyllable (n.) A word of six syllables.

Sexivalent (a.) Hexavalent.

Sexless (a.) Having no sex.

Sexlocular (a.) Having six cells for seeds; six-celled; as, a sexlocular pericarp.

Sexly (a.) Pertaining to sex.

Sexradiate (a.) Having six rays; -- said of certain sponge spicules. See Illust. of Spicule.

Sext (n.) The office for the sixth canonical hour, being a part of the Breviary.

Sext (n.) The sixth book of the decretals, added by Pope Boniface VIII.

Sextain (n.) A stanza of six lines; a sestine.

Sextans (n.) A Roman coin, the sixth part of an as.

Sextans (n.) A constellation on the equator south of Leo; the Sextant.

Sextant (n.) The sixth part of a circle.

Sextant (n.) An instrument for measuring angular distances between objects, -- used esp. at sea, for ascertaining the latitude and longitude. It is constructed on the same optical principle as Hadley's quadrant, but usually of metal, with a nicer graduation, telescopic sight, and its arc the sixth, and sometimes the third, part of a circle. See Quadrant.

Sextant (n.) The constellation Sextans.

Sextaries (pl. ) of Sextary

Sextary (n.) An ancient Roman liquid and dry measure, about equal to an English pint.

Sextary (n.) A sacristy.

Sextet (n.) Alt. of Sextetto

Sextetto (n.) See Sestet.

Sexteyn (n.) A sacristan.

Sextic (a.) Of the sixth degree or order.

Sextic (n.) A quantic of the sixth degree.

Sextile (a.) Measured by sixty degrees; fixed or indicated by a distance of sixty degrees.

Sextile (n.) The aspect or position of two planets when distant from each other sixty degrees, or two signs. This position is marked thus: /.

Sextillion (n.) 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 (pl. ) of Sexto

Sexto (n.) A book consisting of sheets each of which is folded into six leaves.

Sextodecimo (a.) 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 (pl. ) of Sextodecimo

Sextodecimo (n.) A book composed of sheets each of which is folded into sixteen leaves; hence, indicating, more or less definitely, a size of a book; -- usually written 16mo, or 16í.

Sextolet (n.) A double triplet; a group of six equal notes played in the time of four.

Sexton (n.) 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 (n.) A female sexton; a sexton's wife.

Sextonry (n.) Sextonship.

Sextonship (n.) The office of a sexton.

Sextry (n.) See Sacristy.

Sextuple (a.) Six times as much; sixfold.

Sextuple (a.) Divisible by six; having six beats; as, sixtuple measure.

Sexual (a.) 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 (n.) One who classifies plants by the sexual method of Linnaeus.

Sexuality (n.) The quality or state of being distinguished by sex.

Sexualize (v. t.) To attribute sex to.

Sexually (adv.) In a sexual manner or relation.

Sey () Alt. of Seyh

Seyh () imp. sing. & 2d pers. pl. of See.

Seye () Alt. of Seyen

Seyen () imp. pl. & p. p. of See.

Seynd () p. p. of Senge, to singe.

Seynt (n.) A gridle. See 1st Seint.

Sforzando (a.) Alt. of Sforzato

Sforzato (a.) 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 (a.) Having vague outlines, and colors and shades so mingled as to give a misty appearance; -- said of a painting.

Sgraffito (a.) 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 (n.) The itch in animals; also, a scab.

Shabbed (imp. & p. p.) of Shab

Shabbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shab

Shab (v. t.) To play mean tricks; to act shabbily.

Shab (v. t.) To scratch; to rub.

Shabbed (a.) Shabby.

Shabbily (adv.) In a shabby manner.

Shabbiness (n.) The quality or state of being sghabby.

Shabble (n.) Alt. of Shabble

Shabble (n.) A kind of crooked sword or hanger.

Shabby (n.) Torn or worn to rage; poor; mean; ragged.

Shabby (n.) Clothed with ragged, much worn, or soiled garments.

Shabby (n.) Mean; paltry; despicable; as, shabby treatment.

Shabrack (n.) The saddlecloth or housing of a cavalry horse.

Shack (v. t.) To shed or fall, as corn or grain at harvest.

Shack (v. t.) To feed in stubble, or upon waste corn.

Shack (v. t.) To wander as a vagabond or a tramp.

Shack (n.) The grain left after harvest or gleaning; also, nuts which have fallen to the ground.

Shack (n.) Liberty of winter pasturage.

Shack (n.) A shiftless fellow; a low, itinerant beggar; a vagabond; a tramp.

Shackatory (n.) A hound.

Shackle (n.) Stubble.

Shackle (n.) Something which confines the legs or arms so as to prevent their free motion; specifically, a ring or band inclosing the ankle or wrist, and fastened to a similar shackle on the other leg or arm, or to something else, by a chain or a strap; a gyve; a fetter.

Shackle (n.) Hence, that which checks or prevents free action.

Shackle (n.) A fetterlike band worn as an ornament.

Shackle (n.) A link or loop, as in a chain, fitted with a movable bolt, so that the parts can be separated, or the loop removed; a clevis.

Shackle (n.) A link for connecting railroad cars; -- called also drawlink, draglink, etc.

Shackle (n.) The hinged and curved bar of a padlock, by which it is hung to the staple.

Shackled (imp. & p. p.) of Shackle

Shackling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shackle

Shackle (v. t.) To tie or confine the limbs of, so as to prevent free motion; to bind with shackles; to fetter; to chain.

Shackle (v. t.) Figuratively: To bind or confine so as to prevent or embarrass action; to impede; to cumber.

Shackle (v. t.) To join by a link or chain, as railroad cars.

Shacklock (n.) A sort of shackle.

Shackly (a.) Shaky; rickety.

Shad (n. sing. & pl.) 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 (n.) The American, or Wilson's, snipe. See under Snipe. So called because it appears at the same time as the shad.

Shadbird (n.) The common European sandpiper.

Shadd (n.) Rounded stones containing tin ore, lying at the surface of the ground, and indicating a vein.

Shadde () obs. imp. of Shed.

Shaddock (n.) A tree (Citrus decumana) and its fruit, which is a large species of orange; -- called also forbidden fruit, and pompelmous.

Shade (n.) 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.

Shade (n.) Darkness; obscurity; -- often in the plural.

Shade (n.) An obscure place; a spot not exposed to light; hence, a secluded retreat.

Shade (n.) That which intercepts, or shelters from, light or the direct rays of the sun; hence, also, that which protects from heat or currents of air; a screen; protection; shelter; cover; as, a lamp shade.

Shade (n.) Shadow.

Shade (n.) The soul after its separation from the body; -- so called because the ancients it to be perceptible to the sight, though not to the touch; a spirit; a ghost; as, the shades of departed heroes.

Shade (n.) The darker portion of a picture; a less illuminated part. See Def. 1, above.

Shade (n.) Degree or variation of color, as darker or lighter, stronger or paler; as, a delicate shade of pink.

Shade (n.) A minute difference or variation, as of thought, belief, expression, etc.; also, the quality or degree of anything which is distinguished from others similar by slight differences; as, the shades of meaning in synonyms.

Shaded (imp. & p. p.) of Shade

Shading (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shade

Shade (v. t.) To shelter or screen by intercepting the rays of light; to keep off illumination from.

Shade (v. t.) To shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen; to hide; as, to shade one's eyes.

Shade (v. t.) To obscure; to dim the brightness of.

Shade (v. t.) To pain in obscure colors; to darken.

Shade (v. t.) To mark with gradations of light or color.

Shade (v. t.) To present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to represent.

Shadeful (a.) Full of shade; shady.

Shadeless (a.) Being without shade; not shaded.

Shader (n.) One who, or that which, shades.

Shadily (adv.) In a shady manner.

Shadiness (n.) Quality or state of being shady.

Shading (n.) Act or process of making a shade.

Shading (n.) That filling up which represents the effect of more or less darkness, expressing rotundity, projection, etc., in a picture or a drawing.

Shadoof (n.) A machine, resembling a well sweep, used in Egypt for raising water from the Nile for irrigation.

Shadow (n.) 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.

Shadow (n.) Darkness; shade; obscurity.

Shadow (n.) A shaded place; shelter; protection; security.

Shadow (n.) A reflected image, as in a mirror or in water.

Shadow (n.) That which follows or attends a person or thing like a shadow; an inseparable companion; hence, an obsequious follower.

Shadow (n.) A spirit; a ghost; a shade; a phantom.

Shadow (n.) An imperfect and faint representation; adumbration; indistinct image; dim bodying forth; hence, mystical representation; type.

Shadow (n.) A small degree; a shade.

Shadow (n.) An uninvited guest coming with one who is invited.

Shadowed (imp. & p. p.) of Shadow

Shadowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shadow

Shadow (n.) To cut off light from; to put in shade; to shade; to throw a shadow upon; to overspead with obscurity.

Shadow (n.) To conceal; to hide; to screen.

Shadow (n.) To protect; to shelter from danger; to shroud.

Shadow (n.) To mark with gradations of light or color; to shade.

Shadow (n.) To represent faintly or imperfectly; to adumbrate; hence, to represent typically.

Shadow (n.) To cloud; to darken; to cast a gloom over.

Shadow (n.) To attend as closely as a shadow; to follow and watch closely, especially in a secret or unobserved manner; as, a detective shadows a criminal.

Shadowiness (n.) The quality or state of being shadowy.

Shadowing (n.) Shade, or gradation of light and color; shading.

Shadowing (n.) A faint representation; an adumbration.

Shadowish (a.) Shadowy; vague.

Shadowless (a.) Having no shadow.

Shadowy (a.) Full of shade or shadows; causing shade or shadow.

Shadowy (a.) Hence, dark; obscure; gloomy; dim.

Shadowy (a.) Not brightly luminous; faintly light.

Shadowy (a.) Faintly representative; hence, typical.

Shadowy (a.) Unsubstantial; unreal; as, shadowy honor.

Shadrach (n.) 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 (n.) See Shadbird (a)

Shad-waiter (n.) A lake whitefish; the roundfish. See Roundfish.

Shady (superl.) Abounding in shade or shades; overspread with shade; causing shade.

Shady (superl.) Sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat.

Shady (superl.) Of or pertaining to shade or darkness; hence, unfit to be seen or known; equivocal; dubious or corrupt.

Shaffle (v. i.) To hobble or limp; to shuffle.

Shaffler (n.) A hobbler; one who limps; a shuffer.

Shafiite (n.) A member of one of the four sects of the Sunnites, or Orthodox Mohammedans; -- so called from its founder, Mohammed al-Shafei.

Shaft (n.) The slender, smooth stem of an arrow; hence, an arrow.

Shaft (n.) The long handle of a spear or similar weapon; hence, the weapon itself; (Fig.) anything regarded as a shaft to be thrown or darted; as, shafts of light.

Shaft (n.) That which resembles in some degree the stem or handle of an arrow or a spear; a long, slender part, especially when cylindrical.

Shaft (n.) The trunk, stem, or stalk of a plant.

Shaft (n.) The stem or midrib of a feather.

Shaft (n.) The pole, or tongue, of a vehicle; also, a thill.

Shaft (n.) The part of a candlestick which supports its branches.

Shaft (n.) The handle or helve of certain tools, instruments, etc., as a hammer, a whip, etc.

Shaft (n.) A pole, especially a Maypole.

Shaft (n.) The body of a column; the cylindrical pillar between the capital and base (see Illust. of Column). Also, the part of a chimney above the roof. Also, the spire of a steeple.

Shaft (n.) A column, an obelisk, or other spire-shaped or columnar monument.

Shaft (n.) A rod at the end of a heddle.

Shaft (n.) A solid or hollow cylinder or bar, having one or more journals on which it rests and revolves, and intended to carry one or more wheels or other revolving parts and to transmit power or motion; as, the shaft of a steam engine.

Shaft (n.) A humming bird (Thaumastura cora) having two of the tail feathers next to the middle ones very long in the male; -- called also cora humming bird.

Shaft (n.) A well-like excavation in the earth, perpendicular or nearly so, made for reaching and raising ore, for raising water, etc.

Shaft (n.) A long passage for the admission or outlet of air; an air shaft.

Shaft (n.) The chamber of a blast furnace.

Shafted (a.) Furnished with a shaft, or with shafts; as, a shafted arch.

Shafted (a.) Having a shaft; -- applied to a spear when the head and the shaft are of different tinctures.

Shafting (n.) Shafts, collectivelly; a system of connected shafts for communicating motion.

Shaftman (n.) Alt. of Shaftment

Shaftment (n.) A measure of about six inches.

Shag (n.) Coarse hair or nap; rough, woolly hair.

Shag (n.) A kind of cloth having a long, coarse nap.

Shag (n.) A kind of prepared tobacco cut fine.

Shag (n.) Any species of cormorant.

Shag (a.) Hairy; shaggy.

Shagged (imp. & p. p.) of Shag

Shagging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shag

Shag (v. t.) To make hairy or shaggy; hence, to make rough.

Shagbark (n.) A rough-barked species of hickory (Carya alba), its nut. Called also shellbark. See Hickory.

Shagbark (n.) The West Indian Pithecolobium micradenium, a legiminous tree with a red coiled-up pod.

Shagebush (n.) A sackbut.

Shagged (a.) Shaggy; rough.

Shagginess (n.) The quality or state of being shaggy; roughness; shaggedness.

Shaggy (n.) Rough with long hair or wool.

Shaggy (n.) Rough; rugged; jaggy.

Shag-haired (a.) Having shaggy hair.

Shag-rag (n.) The unkempt and ragged part of the community.

Shagreen (v. t.) To chagrin.

Shagreen (n.) A kind of untanned leather prepared in Russia and the East, from the skins of horses, asses, and camels, and grained so as to be covered with small round granulations. This characteristic surface is produced by pressing small seeds into the grain or hair side when moist, and afterward, when dry, scraping off the roughness left between them, and then, by soaking, causing the portions of the skin which had been compressed or indented by the seeds to swell up into relief. It is used for covering small cases and boxes.

Shagreen (n.) The skin of various small sharks and other fishes when having small, rough, bony scales. The dogfishes of the genus Scyllium furnish a large part of that used in the arts.

Shagreen (a.) Alt. of Shagreened

Shagreened (a.) Made or covered with the leather called shagreen.

Shagreened (a.) Covered with rough scales or points like those on shagreen.

Shah (n.) The title of the supreme ruler in certain Eastern countries, especially Persia.

Shahin (n.) A large and swift Asiatic falcon (Falco pregrinator) highly valued in falconry.

Shaik (n.) See Sheik.

Shail (v. i.) To walk sidewise.

Shake () obs. p. p. of Shake.

Shook (imp.) of Shake

Shaken (p. p.) of Shake

Shook () of Shake

Shaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shake

Shake (v.) To cause to move with quick or violent vibrations; to move rapidly one way and the other; to make to tremble or shiver; to agitate.

Shake (v.) Fig.: To move from firmness; to weaken the stability of; to cause to waver; to impair the resolution of.

Shake (v.) To give a tremulous tone to; to trill; as, to shake a note in music.

Shake (v.) To move or remove by agitating; to throw off by a jolting or vibrating motion; to rid one's self of; -- generally with an adverb, as off, out, etc.; as, to shake fruit down from a tree.

Shake (v. i.) To be agitated with a waving or vibratory motion; to tremble; to shiver; to quake; to totter.

Shake (n.) The act or result of shaking; a vacillating or wavering motion; a rapid motion one way and other; a trembling, quaking, or shivering; agitation.

Shake (n.) A fissure or crack in timber, caused by its being dried too suddenly.

Shake (n.) A fissure in rock or earth.

Shake (n.) A rapid alternation of a principal tone with another represented on the next degree of the staff above or below it; a trill.

Shake (n.) One of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken apart.

Shake (n.) A shook of staves and headings.

Shake (n.) The redshank; -- so called from the nodding of its head while on the ground.

Shakedown (n.) 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 (n.) A fork for shaking hay; a pitchfork.

Shaken (a.) Caused to shake; agitated; as, a shaken bough.

Shaken (a.) Cracked or checked; split. See Shake, n., 2.

Shaken (n.) Impaired, as by a shock.

Shaker (n.) A person or thing that shakes, or by means of which something is shaken.

Shaker (n.) One of a religious sect who do not marry, popularly so called from the movements of the members in dancing, which forms a part of their worship.

Shaker (n.) A variety of pigeon.

Shakeress (n.) A female Shaker.

Shakerism (n.) Doctrines of the Shakers.

Shakespearean (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the style of, Shakespeare or his works.

Shakiness (n.) Quality of being shaky.

Shakings (n. pl.) Deck sweepings, refuse of cordage, canvas, etc.

Shako (n.) A kind of military cap or headdress.

Shaky (superl.) Shaking or trembling; as, a shaky spot in a marsh; a shaky hand.

Shaky (superl.) Full of shakes or cracks; cracked; as, shaky timber.

Shaky (superl.) Easily shaken; tottering; unsound; as, a shaky constitution; shaky business credit.

Shale (n.) A shell or husk; a cod or pod.

Shale (n.) A fine-grained sedimentary rock of a thin, laminated, and often friable, structure.

Shale (v. t.) To take off the shell or coat of; to shell.

Should (imp.) of Shall

Shall (v. i. & auxiliary.) To owe; to be under obligation for.

Shall (v. i. & auxiliary.) To be obliged; must.

Shall (v. i. & auxiliary.) As an auxiliary, shall indicates a duty or necessity whose obligation is derived from the person speaking; as, you shall go; he shall go; that is, I order or promise your going. It thus ordinarily expresses, in the second and third persons, a command, a threat, or a promise. If the auxillary be emphasized, the command is made more imperative, the promise or that more positive and sure. It is also employed in the language of prophecy; as, "the day shall come when . . . , " since a promise or threat and an authoritative prophecy nearly coincide in significance. In shall with the first person, the necessity of the action is sometimes implied as residing elsewhere than in the speaker; as, I shall suffer; we shall see; and there is always a less distinct and positive assertion of his volition than is indicated by will. "I shall go" implies nearly a simple futurity; more exactly, a foretelling or an expectation of my going, in which, naturally enough, a certain degree of plan or intention may be included; emphasize the shall, and the event is described as certain to occur, and the expression approximates in meaning to our emphatic "I will go." In a question, the relation of speaker and source of obligation is of course transferred to the person addressed; as, "Shall you go?" (answer, "I shall go"); "Shall he go?" i. e., "Do you require or promise his going?" (answer, "He shall go".) The same relation is transferred to either second or third person in such phrases as "You say, or think, you shall go;" "He says, or thinks, he shall go." After a conditional conjunction (as if, whether) shall is used in all persons to express futurity simply; as, if I, you, or he shall say they are right. Should is everywhere used in the same connection and the same senses as shall, as its imperfect. It also expresses duty or moral obligation; as, he should do it whether he will or not. In the early English, and hence in our English Bible, shall is the auxiliary mainly used, in all the persons, to express simple futurity. (Cf. Will, v. t.) Shall may be used elliptically; thus, with an adverb or other word expressive of motion go may be omitted.

Shalli (n.) See Challis.

Shallon (n.) An evergreen shrub (Gaultheria Shallon) of Northwest America; also, its fruit. See Salal-berry.

Shalloon (n.) A thin, loosely woven, twilled worsted stuff.

Shallop (n.) A boat.

Shallot (n.) A small kind of onion (Allium Ascalonicum) growing in clusters, and ready for gathering in spring; a scallion, or eschalot.

Shallow (superl.) Not deep; having little depth; shoal.

Shallow (superl.) Not deep in tone.

Shallow (superl.) Not intellectually deep; not profound; not penetrating deeply; simple; not wise or knowing; ignorant; superficial; as, a shallow mind; shallow learning.

Shallow (n.) A place in a body of water where the water is not deep; a shoal; a flat; a shelf.

Shallow (n.) The rudd.

Shallow (v. t.) To make shallow.

Shallow (v. i.) To become shallow, as water.

Shallow-bodied (a.) Having a moderate depth of hold; -- said of a vessel.

Shallow-brained (a.) Weak in intellect; foolish; empty-headed.

Shallow-hearted (a.) Incapable of deep feeling.

Shallowly (adv.) In a shallow manner.

Shallowness (n.) Quality or state of being shallow.

Shallow-pated (a.) Shallow-brained.

Shallow-waisted (a.) Having a flush deck, or with only a moderate depression amidships; -- said of a vessel.

Shalm (n.) See Shawm.

Shalt () 2d per. sing. of Shall.

Shaly (a.) Resembling shale in structure.

Sham (n.) That which deceives expectation; any trick, fraud, or device that deludes and disappoint; a make-believe; delusion; imposture, humbug.

Sham (n.) A false front, or removable ornamental covering.

Sham (a.) False; counterfeit; pretended; feigned; unreal; as, a sham fight.

Shammed (imp. & p. p.) of Sham

Shamming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sham

Sham (v. t.) To trick; to cheat; to deceive or delude with false pretenses.

Sham (v. t.) To obtrude by fraud or imposition.

Sham (v. t.) To assume the manner and character of; to imitate; to ape; to feign.

Sham (v. i.) To make false pretenses; to deceive; to feign; to impose.

Shama (n.) 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 (n.) A priest of Shamanism; a wizard among the Shamanists.

Shamanic (a.) Of or pertaining to Shamanism.

Shamanism (n.) 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 (n.) An adherent of Shamanism.

Shamble (n.) 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.

Shamble (n.) A place where butcher's meat is sold.

Shamble (n.) A place for slaughtering animals for meat.

Shambled (imp. & p. p.) of Shamble

Shambling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shamble

Shamble (v. i.) To walk awkwardly and unsteadily, as if the knees were weak; to shuffle along.

Shambling (a.) Characterized by an awkward, irregular pace; as, a shambling trot; shambling legs.

Shambling (n.) An awkward, irregular gait.

Shame (n.) 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.

Shame (n.) Reproach incurred or suffered; dishonor; ignominy; derision; contempt.

Shame (n.) The cause or reason of shame; that which brings reproach, and degrades a person in the estimation of others; disgrace.

Shame (n.) The parts which modesty requires to be covered; the private parts.

Shamed (imp. & p. p.) of Shame

Shaming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shame

Shame (v. t.) To make ashamed; to excite in (a person) a comsciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of conduct derogatory to reputation; to put to shame.

Shame (v. t.) To cover with reproach or ignominy; to dishonor; to disgrace.

Shame (v. t.) To mock at; to deride.

Shame (n.) To be ashamed; to feel shame.

Shamefaced (n.) Easily confused or put out of countenance; diffident; bashful; modest.

Shamefast (a.) Modest; shamefaced.

Shameful (a.) Bringing shame or disgrace; injurious to reputation; disgraceful.

Shameful (a.) Exciting the feeling of shame in others; indecent; as, a shameful picture; a shameful sight.

Shameless (a.) Destitute of shame; wanting modesty; brazen-faced; insensible to disgrace.

Shameless (a.) Indicating want of modesty, or sensibility to disgrace; indecent; as, a shameless picture or poem.

Shame-proof (n.) Shameless.

Shamer (n.) One who, or that which, disgraces, or makes ashamed.

Shammer (n.) One who shams; an impostor.

Shammy (n.) The chamois.

Shammy (n.) A soft, pliant leather, prepared originally from the skin of the chamois, but now made also from the skin of the sheep, goat, kid, deer, and calf. See Shamoying.

Shamois (n.) Alt. of Shamoy

Shamoy (n.) See Shammy.

Shamoying (n.) 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 (imp. & p. p.) of Shampoo

Shampooing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shampoo

Shampoo (v. t.) 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.

Shampoo (v. t.) To wash throughly and rub the head of (a person), with the fingers, using either soap, or a soapy preparation, for the more thorough cleansing.

Shampoo (n.) The act of shampooing.

Shampooer (n.) One who shampoos.

Shamrock (n.) 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 (n.) A jocosely depreciative name for a vehicle.

Shandygaff (n.) A mixture of strong beer and ginger beer.

Shanghaied (imp. & p. p.) of Shanghai

Shanghaiing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shanghai

Shanghai (v. t.) To intoxicate and ship (a person) as a sailor while in this condition.

Shanghai (n.) A large and tall breed of domestic fowl.

Shank (n.) See Chank.

Shank (v.) The part of the leg from the knee to the foot; the shin; the shin bone; also, the whole leg.

Shank (v.) Hence, that part of an instrument, tool, or other thing, which connects the acting part with a handle or other part, by which it is held or moved.

Shank (v.) That part of a key which is between the bow and the part which enters the wards of the lock.

Shank (v.) The middle part of an anchor, or that part which is between the ring and the arms.

Shank (v.) That part of a hoe, rake, knife, or the like, by which it is secured to a handle.

Shank (v.) A loop forming an eye to a button.

Shank (v.) The space between two channels of the Doric triglyph.

Shank (v.) A large ladle for molten metal, fitted with long bars for handling it.

Shank (v.) The body of a type.

Shank (v.) The part of the sole beneath the instep connecting the broader front part with the heel.

Shank (v.) A wading bird with long legs; as, the green-legged shank, or knot; the yellow shank, or tattler; -- called also shanks.

Shank (v.) Flat-nosed pliers, used by opticians for nipping off the edges of pieces of glass to make them round.

Shank (v. i.) To fall off, as a leaf, flower, or capsule, on account of disease affecting the supporting footstalk; -- usually followed by off.

Shankbeer (n.) See Schenkbeer.

Shanked (a.) Having a shank.

Shanker (n.) See Chancre.

Shannies (pl. ) of Shanny

Shanny (n.) The European smooth blenny (Blennius pholis). It is olive-green with irregular black spots, and without appendages on the head.

Shan't () A contraction of shall not.

Shanty (a.) Jaunty; showy.

Shanties (pl. ) of Shanty

Shanty (n.) A small, mean dwelling; a rough, slight building for temporary use; a hut.

Shanty (v. i.) To inhabit a shanty.

Shapable (a.) That may be shaped.

Shapable (a.) Shapely.

Shaped (imp.) of Shape

Shaped (p. p.) of Shape

Shapen () of Shape

Shaping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shape

Shape (n.) To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to.

Shape (n.) To adapt to a purpose; to regulate; to adjust; to direct; as, to shape the course of a vessel.

Shape (n.) To image; to conceive; to body forth.

Shape (n.) To design; to prepare; to plan; to arrange.

Shape (v. i.) To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.

Shape (n.) Character or construction of a thing as determining its external appearance; outward aspect; make; figure; form; guise; as, the shape of a tree; the shape of the head; an elegant shape.

Shape (n.) That which has form or figure; a figure; an appearance; a being.

Shape (n.) A model; a pattern; a mold.

Shape (n.) Form of embodiment, as in words; form, as of thought or conception; concrete embodiment or example, as of some quality.

Shape (n.) Dress for disguise; guise.

Shape (n.) A rolled or hammered piece, as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar.

Shape (n.) A piece which has been roughly forged nearly to the form it will receive when completely forged or fitted.

Shapeless (a.) Destitute of shape or regular form; wanting symmetry of dimensions; misshapen; -- opposed to shapely.

Shapeliness (n.) The quality or state of being shapely.

Shapely (superl.) Well-formed; having a regular shape; comely; symmetrical.

Shapely (superl.) Fit; suitable.

Shaper (n.) One who shapes; as, the shaper of one's fortunes.

Shaper (n.) That which shapes; a machine for giving a particular form or outline to an object.

Shaper (n.) A kind of planer in which the tool, instead of the work, receives a reciprocating motion, usually from a crank.

Shaper (n.) A machine with a vertically revolving cutter projecting above a flat table top, for cutting irregular outlines, moldings, etc.

Shapoo (n.) The oorial.

Shard (n.) A plant; chard.

Shard (n.) A piece or fragment of an earthen vessel, or a like brittle substance, as the shell of an egg or snail.

Shard (n.) The hard wing case of a beetle.

Shard (n.) A gap in a fence.

Shard (n.) A boundary; a division.

Shard-borne (a.) Borne on shards or scaly wing cases.

Sharded (a.) Having elytra, as a beetle.

Shardy (a.) Having, or consisting of, shards.

Share (n.) The part (usually an iron or steel plate) of a plow which cuts the ground at the bottom of a furrow; a plowshare.

Share (n.) The part which opens the ground for the reception of the seed, in a machine for sowing seed.

Share (v.) A certain quantity; a portion; a part; a division; as, a small share of prudence.

Share (v.) Especially, the part allotted or belonging to one, of any property or interest owned by a number; a portion among others; an apportioned lot; an allotment; a dividend.

Share (v.) Hence, one of a certain number of equal portions into which any property or invested capital is divided; as, a ship owned in ten shares.

Share (v.) The pubes; the sharebone.

Shared (imp. & p. p.) of Share

Sharing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Share

Share (v. t.) To part among two or more; to distribute in portions; to divide.

Share (v. t.) To partake of, use, or experience, with others; to have a portion of; to take and possess in common; as, to share a shelter with another.

Share (v. t.) To cut; to shear; to cleave; to divide.

Share (v. i.) To have part; to receive a portion; to partake, enjoy, or suffer with others.

Sharebeam (n.) The part of the plow to which the share is attached.

Sharebone (n.) The public bone.

Sharebroker (n.) A broker who deals in railway or other shares and securities.

Shareholder (n.) One who holds or owns a share or shares in a joint fund or property.

Sharer (n.) One who shares; a participator; a partaker; also, a divider; a distributer.

Sharewort (n.) A composite plant (Aster Tripolium) growing along the seacoast of Europe.

Shark (v. t. & i.) Any one of numerous species of elasmobranch fishes of the order Plagiostomi, found in all seas.

Shark (v. t. & i.) A rapacious, artful person; a sharper.

Shark (v. t. & i.) Trickery; fraud; petty rapine; as, to live upon the shark.

Shark (v. t.) To pick or gather indiscriminately or covertly.

Sharked (imp. & p. p.) of Shark

Sharking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shark

Shark (v. i.) To play the petty thief; to practice fraud or trickery; to swindle.

Shark (v. i.) To live by shifts and stratagems.

Sharker (n.) One who lives by sharking.

Sharking (n.) Petty rapine; trick; also, seeking a livelihood by shifts and dishonest devices.

Sharock (n.) An East Indian coin of the value of 12/ pence sterling, or about 25 cents.

Sharp (superl.) Having a very thin edge or fine point; of a nature to cut or pierce easily; not blunt or dull; keen.

Sharp (superl.) Terminating in a point or edge; not obtuse or rounded; somewhat pointed or edged; peaked or ridged; as, a sharp hill; sharp features.

Sharp (superl.) Affecting the sense as if pointed or cutting, keen, penetrating, acute: to the taste or smell, pungent, acid, sour, as ammonia has a sharp taste and odor; to the hearing, piercing, shrill, as a sharp sound or voice; to the eye, instantaneously brilliant, dazzling, as a sharp flash.

Sharp (superl.) High in pitch; acute; as, a sharp note or tone.

Sharp (superl.) Raised a semitone in pitch; as, C sharp (C/), which is a half step, or semitone, higher than C.

Sharp (superl.) So high as to be out of tune, or above true pitch; as, the tone is sharp; that instrument is sharp. Opposed in all these senses to flat.

Sharp (superl.) Very trying to the feelings; piercing; keen; severe; painful; distressing; as, sharp pain, weather; a sharp and frosty air.

Sharp (superl.) Cutting in language or import; biting; sarcastic; cruel; harsh; rigorous; severe; as, a sharp rebuke.

Sharp (superl.) Of keen perception; quick to discern or distinguish; having nice discrimination; acute; penetrating; sagacious; clever; as, a sharp eye; sharp sight, hearing, or judgment.

Sharp (superl.) Eager in pursuit; keen in quest; impatient for gratification; keen; as, a sharp appetite.

Sharp (superl.) Fierce; ardent; fiery; violent; impetuous.

Sharp (superl.) Keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interest; close and exact in dealing; shrewd; as, a sharp dealer; a sharp customer.

Sharp (superl.) Composed of hard, angular grains; gritty; as, sharp sand.

Sharp (superl.) Steep; precipitous; abrupt; as, a sharp ascent or descent; a sharp turn or curve.

Sharp (superl.) Uttered in a whisper, or with the breath alone, without voice, as certain consonants, such as p, k, t, f; surd; nonvocal; aspirated.

Sharp (adv.) To a point or edge; piercingly; eagerly; sharply.

Sharp (adv.) Precisely; exactly; as, we shall start at ten o'clock sharp.

Sharp (n.) A sharp tool or weapon.

Sharp (n.) The character [/] used to indicate that the note before which it is placed is to be raised a half step, or semitone, in pitch.

Sharp (n.) A sharp tone or note.

Sharp (n.) A portion of a stream where the water runs very rapidly.

Sharp (n.) A sewing needle having a very slender point; a needle of the most pointed of the three grades, blunts, betweens, and sharps.

Sharp (n.) Same as Middlings, 1.

Sharp (n.) An expert.

Sharped (imp. & p. p.) of Sharp

Sharping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sharp

Sharp (v. t.) To sharpen.

Sharp (v. t.) To raise above the proper pitch; to elevate the tone of; especially, to raise a half step, or semitone, above the natural tone.

Sharp (v. i.) To play tricks in bargaining; to act the sharper.

Sharp (v. i.) To sing above the proper pitch.

Sharp-cut (a.) 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 (imp. & p. p.) of Sharpen

Sharpening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sharpen

Sharpen (a.) To make sharp.

Sharpen (a.) To give a keen edge or fine point to; to make sharper; as, to sharpen an ax, or the teeth of a saw.

Sharpen (a.) To render more quick or acute in perception; to make more ready or ingenious.

Sharpen (a.) To make more eager; as, to sharpen men's desires.

Sharpen (a.) To make more pungent and intense; as, to sharpen a pain or disease.

Sharpen (a.) To make biting, sarcastic, or severe.

Sharpen (a.) To render more shrill or piercing.

Sharpen (a.) To make more tart or acid; to make sour; as, the rays of the sun sharpen vinegar.

Sharpen (a.) To raise, as a sound, by means of a sharp; to apply a sharp to.

Sharpen (v. i.) To grow or become sharp.

Sharper (n.) A person who bargains closely, especially, one who cheats in bargains; a swinder; also, a cheating gamester.

Sharpie (n.) 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 (n.) A stickleback.

Sharply (adv.) In a sharp manner,; keenly; acutely.

Sharpness (n.) The quality or condition of being sharp; keenness; acuteness.

Sharpsaw (n.) The great titmouse; -- so called from its harsh call notes.

Sharp-set (a.) Eager in appetite or desire of gratification; affected by keen hunger; ravenous; as, an eagle or a lion sharp-set.

Sharpshooter (n.) One skilled in shooting at an object with exactness; a good marksman.

Sharpshooting (n.) A shooting with great precision and effect; hence, a keen contest of wit or argument.

Sharp-sighted (a.) Having quick or acute sight; -- used literally and figuratively.

Sharptail (n.) The pintail duck.

Sharptail (n.) The pintail grouse, or prairie chicken.

Sharp-witted (a.) Having an acute or nicely discerning mind.

Shash (n.) The scarf of a turban.

Shash (n.) A sash.

Shaster (n.) Alt. of Shastra

Shastra (n.) A treatise for authoritative instruction among the Hindoos; a book of institutes; especially, a treatise explaining the Vedas.

Shathmont (n.) A shaftment.

Shattered (imp. & p. p.) of Shatter

Shattering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shatter

Shatter (v. t.) 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 (v. t.) To disorder; to derange; to render unsound; as, to be shattered in intellect; his constitution was shattered; his hopes were shattered.

Shatter (v. t.) To scatter about.

Shatter (v. i.) To be broken into fragments; to fall or crumble to pieces by any force applied.

Shatter (n.) A fragment of anything shattered; -- used chiefly or soley in the phrase into shatters; as, to break a glass into shatters.

Shatter-brained (a.) Alt. of Shatter-pated

Shatter-pated (a.) Disordered or wandering in intellect; hence, heedless; wild.

Shattery (a.) Easily breaking into pieces; not compact; loose of texture; brittle; as, shattery spar.

Shave () obs. p. p. of Shave.

Shaved (imp.) of Shave

Shaved (p. p.) of Shave

Shaven () of Shave

Shaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shave

Shave (v. t.) To cut or pare off from the surface of a body with a razor or other edged instrument; to cut off closely, as with a razor; as, to shave the beard.

Shave (v. t.) To make bare or smooth by cutting off closely the surface, or surface covering, of; especially, to remove the hair from with a razor or other sharp instrument; to take off the beard or hair of; as, to shave the face or the crown of the head; he shaved himself.

Shave (v. t.) To cut off thin slices from; to cut in thin slices.

Shave (v. t.) To skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or touch lightly, in passing.

Shave (v. t.) To strip; to plunder; to fleece.

Shave (v. i.) To use a razor for removing the beard; to cut closely; hence, to be hard and severe in a bargain; to practice extortion; to cheat.

Shave (v. t.) A thin slice; a shaving.

Shave (v. t.) A cutting of the beard; the operation of shaving.

Shave (v. t.) An exorbitant discount on a note.

Shave (v. t.) A premium paid for an extension of the time of delivery or payment, or for the right to vary a stock contract in any particular.

Shave (v. t.) A hand tool consisting of a sharp blade with a handle at each end; a drawing knife; a spokeshave.

Shave (v. t.) The act of passing very near to, so as almost to graze; as, the bullet missed by a close shave.

Shaveling (n.) A man shaved; hence, a monk, or other religious; -- used in contempt.

Shaver (n.) One who shaves; one whose occupation is to shave.

Shaver (n.) One who is close in bargains; a sharper.

Shaver (n.) One who fleeces; a pillager; a plunderer.

Shaver (n.) A boy; a lad; a little fellow.

Shaver (n.) A tool or machine for shaving.

Shaving (n.) The act of one who, or that which, shaves; specifically, the act of cutting off the beard with a razor.

Shaving (n.) That which is shaved off; a thin slice or strip pared off with a shave, a knife, a plane, or other cutting instrument.

Shaw (n.) A thicket; a small wood or grove.

Shaw (n.) The leaves and tops of vegetables, as of potatoes, turnips, etc.

Shawfowl (n.) The representation or image of a fowl made by fowlers to shoot at.

Shawl (n.) 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.

Shawl (v. t.) To wrap in a shawl.

Shawm (n.) A wind instrument of music, formerly in use, supposed to have resembled either the clarinet or the hautboy in form.

Shawnees (n. pl.) 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 (n.) A chaise.

She (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.

She (obj.) A woman; a female; -- used substantively.

Sheading (v. t.) 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 (n.) A sheave.

Sheaves (pl. ) of Sheaf

Sheaf (n.) A quantity of the stalks and ears of wheat, rye, or other grain, bound together; a bundle of grain or straw.

Sheaf (n.) Any collection of things bound together; a bundle; specifically, a bundle of arrows sufficient to fill a quiver, or the allowance of each archer, -- usually twenty-four.

Sheaf (v. t.) To gather and bind into a sheaf; to make into sheaves; as, to sheaf wheat.

Sheaf (v. i.) To collect and bind cut grain, or the like; to make sheaves.

Sheafy (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, a sheaf or sheaves; resembling a sheaf.

Sheal (n.) Same as Sheeling.

Sheal (v. t.) To put under a sheal or shelter.

Sheal (v. t.) To take the husks or pods off from; to shell; to empty of its contents, as a husk or a pod.

Sheal (n.) A shell or pod.

Shealing (n.) The outer husk, pod, or shell, as of oats, pease, etc.; sheal; shell.

Shealing (n.) Same as Sheeling.

Sheared (imp.) of Shear

Shore () of Shear

Sheared (p. p.) of Shear

Shorn () of Shear

Shearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shear

Shear (v. t.) To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth.

Shear (v. t.) To separate or sever with shears or a similar instrument; to cut off; to clip (something) from a surface; as, to shear a fleece.

Shear (v. t.) To reap, as grain.

Shear (v. t.) Fig.: To deprive of property; to fleece.

Shear (v. t.) To produce a change of shape in by a shear. See Shear, n., 4.

Shear (v. t.) A pair of shears; -- now always used in the plural, but formerly also in the singular. See Shears.

Shear (v. t.) A shearing; -- used in designating the age of sheep.

Shear (v. t.) An action, resulting from applied forces, which tends to cause two contiguous parts of a body to slide relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact; -- also called shearing stress, and tangential stress.

Shear (v. t.) A strain, or change of shape, of an elastic body, consisting of an extension in one direction, an equal compression in a perpendicular direction, with an unchanged magnitude in the third direction.

Shear (v. i.) To deviate. See Sheer.

Shear (v. i.) To become more or less completely divided, as a body under the action of forces, by the sliding of two contiguous parts relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact.

Shearbill (n.) The black skimmer. See Skimmer.

Sheard (n.) See Shard.

Shearer (n.) One who shears.

Shearer (n.) A reaper.

Shearing (n.) The act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from cloth.

Shearing (n.) The product of the act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine; as, the whole shearing of a flock; the shearings from cloth.

Shearing (n.) Same as Shearling.

Shearing (n.) The act or operation of reaping.

Shearing (n.) The act or operation of dividing with shears; as, the shearing of metal plates.

Shearing (n.) The process of preparing shear steel; tilting.

Shearing (n.) The process of making a vertical side cutting in working into a face of coal.

Shearling (n.) A sheep but once sheared.

Shearmen (pl. ) of Shearman

Shearman (n.) One whose occupation is to shear cloth.

Shearn (n.) Dung; excrement.

Shears (n.) A cutting instrument.

Shears (n.) An instrument consisting of two blades, commonly with bevel edges, connected by a pivot, and working on both sides of the material to be cut, -- used for cutting cloth and other substances.

Shears (n.) A similar instrument the blades of which are extensions of a curved spring, -- used for shearing sheep or skins.

Shears (n.) A shearing machine; a blade, or a set of blades, working against a resisting edge.

Shears (n.) Anything in the form of shears.

Shears (n.) A pair of wings.

Shears (n.) An apparatus for raising heavy weights, and especially for stepping and unstepping the lower masts of ships. It consists of two or more spars or pieces of timber, fastened together near the top, steadied by a guy or guys, and furnished with the necessary tackle.

Shears (n.) The bedpiece of a machine tool, upon which a table or slide rest is secured; as, the shears of a lathe or planer. See Illust. under Lathe.

Sheartail (n.) The common tern.

Sheartail (n.) Any one of several species of humming birds of the genus Thaumastura having a long forked tail.

Shearwater (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) A case for the reception of a sword, hunting knife, or other long and slender instrument; a scabbard.

Sheath (n.) Any sheathlike covering, organ, or part.

Sheath (n.) The base of a leaf when sheathing or investing a stem or branch, as in grasses.

Sheath (n.) One of the elytra of an insect.

Sheathbill (n.) Either one of two species of birds composing the genus Chionis, and family Chionidae, native of the islands of the Antarctic seas.

Sheathed (imp. & p. p.) of Sheathe

Sheating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sheathe

Sheathe (v. t.) To put into a sheath, case, or scabbard; to inclose or cover with, or as with, a sheath or case.

Sheathe (v. t.) To fit or furnish, as with a sheath.

Sheathe (v. t.) To case or cover with something which protects, as thin boards, sheets of metal, and the like; as, to sheathe a ship with copper.

Sheathe (v. t.) To obtund or blunt, as acrimonious substances, or sharp particles.

Sheathed (a.) Povided with, or inclosed in, sheath.

Sheathed (a.) Invested by a sheath, or cylindrical membranaceous tube, which is the base of the leaf, as the stalk or culm in grasses; vaginate.

Sheather (n.) One who sheathes.

Sheathfish (n.) Same as Sheatfish.

Sheathing (p. pr. & a.) Inclosing with a sheath; as, the sheathing leaves of grasses; the sheathing stipules of many polygonaceous plants.

Sheathing (n.) That which sheathes.

Sheathing (n.) The casing or covering of a ship's bottom and sides; the materials for such covering; as, copper sheathing.

Sheathing (n.) The first covering of boards on the outside wall of a frame house or on a timber roof; also, the material used for covering; ceiling boards in general.

Sheathless (a.) Without a sheath or case for covering; unsheathed.

Sheath-winged (a.) Having elytra, or wing cases, as a beetle.

Sheathy (a.) Forming or resembling a sheath or case.

Shea tree () An African sapotaceous tree (Bassia, / Butyrospermum, Parkii), from the seeds of which a substance resembling butter is obtained; the African butter tree.

Sheave (v.) 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.

Sheave (v. t.) To gather and bind into a sheaf or sheaves; hence, to collect.

Sheaved (a.) Made of straw.

Shebander (n.) A harbor master, or ruler of a port, in the East Indies.

Shebang (n.) A jocosely depreciative name for a dwelling or shop.

Shebeen (n.) A low public house; especially, a place where spirits and other excisable liquors are illegally and privately sold.

Shechinah (n.) See Shekinah.

Shecklaton (n.) A kind of gilt leather. See Checklaton.

Shed (n.) 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.

Shed (imp. & p. p.) of Shed

Shedding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shed

Shed (v. t.) To separate; to divide.

Shed (v. t.) To part with; to throw off or give forth from one's self; to emit; to diffuse; to cause to emanate or flow; to pour forth or out; to spill; as, the sun sheds light; she shed tears; the clouds shed rain.

Shed (v. t.) To let fall; to throw off, as a natural covering of hair, feathers, shell; to cast; as, fowls shed their feathers; serpents shed their skins; trees shed leaves.

Shed (v. t.) To cause to flow off without penetrating; as, a tight roof, or covering of oiled cloth, sheeds water.

Shed (v. t.) To sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover.

Shed (v. t.) To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a shed, or passageway, for the shuttle.

Shed (v. i.) To fall in drops; to pour.

Shed (v. i.) To let fall the parts, as seeds or fruit; to throw off a covering or envelope.

Shed (n.) A parting; a separation; a division.

Shed (n.) The act of shedding or spilling; -- used only in composition, as in bloodshed.

Shed (n.) That which parts, divides, or sheds; -- used in composition, as in watershed.

Shed (n.) The passageway between the threads of the warp through which the shuttle is thrown, having a sloping top and bottom made by raising and lowering the alternate threads.

Shedder (n.) One who, or that which, sheds; as, a shedder of blood; a shedder of tears.

Shedder (n.) A crab in the act of casting its shell, or immediately afterwards while still soft; -- applied especially to the edible crabs, which are most prized while in this state.

Shedding (n.) The act of shedding, separating, or casting off or out; as, the shedding of blood.

Shedding (n.) That which is shed, or cast off.

Shelfa (n.) Alt. of Shilfa

Shilfa (n.) The chaffinch; -- so named from its call note.

Sheeling (n.) 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 (n.) Same as Sheelfa.

Sheen (v. t.) Bright; glittering; radiant; fair; showy; sheeny.

Sheen (v. i.) To shine; to glisten.

Sheen (n.) Brightness; splendor; glitter.

Sheenly (adv.) Brightly.

Sheeny (a.) Bright; shining; radiant; sheen.

Sheep (n. sing. & pl.) Any one of several species of ruminants of the genus Ovis, native of the higher mountains of both hemispheres, but most numerous in Asia.

Sheep (n. sing. & pl.) A weak, bashful, silly fellow.

Sheep (n. sing. & pl.) Fig.: The people of God, as being under the government and protection of Christ, the great Shepherd.

Sheepback (n.) A rounded knoll of rock resembling the back of a sheep. -- produced by glacial action. Called also roche moutonnee; -- usually in the plural.

Sheepberry (n.) 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 (v. i.) To bite or nibble like a sheep; hence, to practice petty thefts.

Sheepbiter (n.) One who practices petty thefts.

Sheepcot (n.) Alt. of Sheepcote

Sheepcote (n.) A small inclosure for sheep; a pen; a fold.

Sheep-faced (a.) Over-bashful; sheepish.

Sheepfold (n.) A fold or pen for sheep; a place where sheep are collected or confined.

Sheep-headed (a.) Silly; simple-minded; stupid.

Sheephook (n.) A hook fastened to pole, by which shepherds lay hold on the legs or necks of their sheep; a shepherd's crook.

Sheepish (a.) Of or pertaining to sheep.

Sheepish (a.) Like a sheep; bashful; over-modest; meanly or foolishly diffident; timorous to excess.

Sheepmaster (n.) A keeper or feeder of sheep; also, an owner of sheep.

Sheeprack (n.) The starling.

Sheep's-eye (n.) A modest, diffident look; a loving glance; -- commonly in the plural.

Sheep's-foot (n.) 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 (n.) A hitch by which a rope may be temporarily shortened.

Sheepshead (n.) 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 (n.) One who shears, or cuts off the wool from, sheep.

Sheep-shearing (n.) Act of shearing sheep.

Sheep-shearing (n.) A feast at the time of sheep-shearing.

Sheepskin (n.) The skin of a sheep; or, leather prepared from it.

Sheepskin (n.) A diploma; -- so called because usually written or printed on parchment prepared from the skin of the sheep.

Sheepsplit (n.) A split of a sheepskin; one of the thin sections made by splitting a sheepskin with a cutting knife or machine.

Sheepy (a.) Resembling sheep; sheepish.

Sheer (v. i.) Bright; clear; pure; unmixed.

Sheer (v. i.) Very thin or transparent; -- applied to fabrics; as, sheer muslin.

Sheer (v. i.) Being only what it seems to be; obvious; simple; mere; downright; as, sheer folly; sheer nonsense.

Sheer (v. i.) Stright up and down; vertical; prpendicular.

Sheer (adv.) Clean; quite; at once.

Sheer (v. t.) To shear.

Sheered (imp. & p. p.) of Sheer

Sheering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sheer

Sheer (v. i.) To decline or deviate from the line of the proper course; to turn aside; to swerve; as, a ship sheers from her course; a horse sheers at a bicycle.

Sheer (n.) The longitudinal upward curvature of the deck, gunwale, and lines of a vessel, as when viewed from the side.

Sheer (n.) The position of a vessel riding at single anchor and swinging clear of it.

Sheer (n.) A turn or change in a course.

Sheer (n.) Shears See Shear.

Sheerly (adv.) At once; absolutely.

Sheerwater (n.) The shearwater.

Sheet (v. t.) In general, a large, broad piece of anything thin, as paper, cloth, etc.; a broad, thin portion of any substance; an expanded superficies.

Sheet (v. t.) A broad piece of cloth, usually linen or cotton, used for wrapping the body or for a covering; especially, one used as an article of bedding next to the body.

Sheet (v. t.) A broad piece of paper, whether folded or unfolded, whether blank or written or printed upon; hence, a letter; a newspaper, etc.

Sheet (v. t.) A single signature of a book or a pamphlet;

Sheet (v. t.) the book itself.

Sheet (v. t.) A broad, thinly expanded portion of metal or other substance; as, a sheet of copper, of glass, or the like; a plate; a leaf.

Sheet (v. t.) A broad expanse of water, or the like.

Sheet (v. t.) A sail.

Sheet (v. t.) An extensive bed of an eruptive rock intruded between, or overlying, other strata.

Sheet (v. t.) A rope or chain which regulates the angle of adjustment of a sail in relation in relation to the wind; -- usually attached to the lower corner of a sail, or to a yard or a boom.

Sheet (v. t.) The space in the forward or the after part of a boat where there are no rowers; as, fore sheets; stern sheets.

Sheeted (imp. & p. p.) of Sheet

Sheeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sheet

Sheet (v. t.) To furnish with a sheet or sheets; to wrap in, or cover with, a sheet, or as with a sheet.

Sheet (v. t.) To expand, as a sheet.

Sheet anchor (v. t.) A large anchor stowed on shores outside the waist of a vessel; -- called also waist anchor. See the Note under Anchor.

Sheet anchor (v. t.) Anything regarded as a sure support or dependence in danger; the best hope or refuge.

Sheet cable () The cable belonging to the sheet anchor.

Sheet chain () A chain sheet cable.

Sheetfuls (pl. ) of Sheetful

Sheetful (n.) Enough to fill a sheet; as much as a sheet can hold.

Sheeting (n.) Cotton or linen cloth suitable for bed sheets. It is sometimes made of double width.

Sheeting (n.) A lining of planks or boards (rarely of metal) for protecting an embankment.

Sheeting (n.) The act or process of forming into sheets, or flat pieces; also, material made into sheets.

Sheik (n.) 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 (n.) Alt. of Sheiling

Sheiling (n.) See Sheeling.

Shekel (n.) An ancient weight and coin used by the Jews and by other nations of the same stock.

Shekel (n.) A jocose term for money.

Shekinah (n.) 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 (a.) Variegated; spotted; speckled; piebald.

Sheldafle (n.) Alt. of Sheldaple

Sheldaple (n.) A chaffinch.

Sheldfowl (n.) The common sheldrake.

Sheldrake (n.) 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.

Sheldrake (n.) Any one of the American mergansers.

Shelduck (n.) The sheldrake.

Shelves (pl. ) of Shelf

Shelf (v. i.) A flat tablet or ledge of any material set horizontally at a distance from the floor, to hold objects of use or ornament.

Shelf (v. i.) A sand bank in the sea, or a rock, or ledge of rocks, rendering the water shallow, and dangerous to ships.

Shelf (v. i.) A stratum lying in a very even manner; a flat, projecting layer of rock.

Shelf (v. i.) A piece of timber running the whole length of a vessel inside the timberheads.

Shelfy (a.) Abounding in shelves; full of dangerous shallows.

Shelfy (a.) Full of strata of rock.

Shell (n.) A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal.

Shell (n.) The covering, or outside part, of a nut; as, a hazelnut shell.

Shell (n.) A pod.

Shell (n.) The hard covering of an egg.

Shell (n.) The hard calcareous or chitinous external covering of mollusks, crustaceans, and some other invertebrates. In some mollusks, as the cuttlefishes, it is internal, or concealed by the mantle. Also, the hard covering of some vertebrates, as the armadillo, the tortoise, and the like.

Shell (n.) Hence, by extension, any mollusks having such a covering.

Shell (n.) A hollow projectile, of various shapes, adapted for a mortar or a cannon, and containing an explosive substance, ignited with a fuse or by percussion, by means of which the projectile is burst and its fragments scattered. See Bomb.

Shell (n.) The case which holds the powder, or charge of powder and shot, used with breechloading small arms.

Shell (n.) Any slight hollow structure; a framework, or exterior structure, regarded as not complete or filled in; as, the shell of a house.

Shell (n.) A coarse kind of coffin; also, a thin interior coffin inclosed in a more substantial one.

Shell (n.) An instrument of music, as a lyre, -- the first lyre having been made, it is said, by drawing strings over a tortoise shell.

Shell (n.) An engraved copper roller used in print works.

Shell (n.) The husks of cacao seeds, a decoction of which is often used as a substitute for chocolate, cocoa, etc.

Shell (n.) The outer frame or case of a block within which the sheaves revolve.

Shell (n.) A light boat the frame of which is covered with thin wood or with paper; as, a racing shell.

Shelled (imp. & p. p.) of Shell

Shelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shell

Shell (v. t.) To strip or break off the shell of; to take out of the shell, pod, etc.; as, to shell nuts or pease; to shell oysters.

Shell (v. t.) To separate the kernels of (an ear of Indian corn, wheat, oats, etc.) from the cob, ear, or husk.

Shell (v. t.) To throw shells or bombs upon or into; to bombard; as, to shell a town.

Shell (v. i.) To fall off, as a shell, crust, etc.

Shell (v. i.) To cast the shell, or exterior covering; to fall out of the pod or husk; as, nuts shell in falling.

Shell (v. i.) To be disengaged from the ear or husk; as, wheat or rye shells in reaping.

Shell-lac (n.) Alt. of Shellac

Shellac (n.) See the Note under 2d Lac.

Shellapple (n.) See Sheldafle.

Shellbark (n.) A species of hickory (Carya alba) whose outer bark is loose and peeling; a shagbark; also, its nut.

Shelled (a.) Having a shell.

Sheller (n.) One who, or that which, shells; as, an oyster sheller; a corn sheller.

Shellfish (n.) 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.

Shelling (n.) Groats; hulled oats.

Shell-less (a.) Having no shell.

Shellproof (a.) Capable of resisting bombs or other shells; bombproof.

Shellwork (n.) Work composed of shells, or adorned with them.

Shelly (a.) Abounding with shells; consisting of shells, or of a shell.

Shelter (n.) That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a protection; a screen.

Shelter (n.) One who protects; a guardian; a defender.

Shelter (n.) The state of being covered and protected; protection; security.

Sheltered (imp. & p. p.) of Shelter

Sheltering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shelter

Shelter (v. t.) To be a shelter for; to provide with a shelter; to cover from injury or annoyance; to shield; to protect.

Shelter (v. t.) To screen or cover from notice; to disguise.

Shelter (v. t.) To betake to cover, or to a safe place; -- used reflexively.

Shelter (v. i.) To take shelter.

Shelterless (a.) Destitute of shelter or protection.

Sheltery (a.) Affording shelter.

Sheltie (n.) Alt. of Shelty

Shelty (n.) A Shetland pony.

Shelve (v. t.) To furnish with shelves; as, to shelve a closet or a library.

Shelve (v. t.) To place on a shelf. Hence: To lay on the shelf; to put aside; to dismiss from service; to put off indefinitely; as, to shelve an officer; to shelve a claim.

Shelved (imp. & p. p.) of Shelve

Shelving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shelve

Shelve (v. i.) To incline gradually; to be slopping; as, the bottom shelves from the shore.

Shelving (a.) Sloping gradually; inclining; as, a shelving shore.

Shelving (n.) The act of fitting up shelves; as, the job of shelving a closet.

Shelving (n.) The act of laying on a shelf, or on the shelf; putting off or aside; as, the shelving of a claim.

Shelving (n.) Material for shelves; shelves, collectively.

Shelvy (a.) Sloping gradually; shelving.

Shemite (n.) A descendant of Shem.

Shemitic (a.) Alt. of Shemitish

Shemitish (a.) Of or pertaining to Shem, the son of Noah, or his descendants. See Semitic.

Shemitism (n.) See Semitism.

Shent (imp. & p. p.) of Shend

Shending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shend

Shend (n.) To injure, mar, spoil, or harm.

Shend (n.) To blame, reproach, or revile; to degrade, disgrace, or put to shame.

Shendful (a.) Destructive; ruinous; disgraceful.

Shendship (n.) Harm; ruin; also, reproach; disgrace.

Shent () obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Shend, for shendeth.

Shent (v. t.) To shend.

Sheol (n.) The place of departed spirits; Hades; also, the grave.

Shepen (n.) A stable; a shippen.

Shepherd (n.) A man employed in tending, feeding, and guarding sheep, esp. a flock grazing at large.

Shepherd (n.) The pastor of a church; one with the religious guidance of others.

Shepherded (imp. & p. p.) of Shepherd

Shepherding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shepherd

Shepherd (v. t.) To tend as a shepherd; to guard, herd, lead, or drive, as a shepherd.

Shepherdess (n.) A woman who tends sheep; hence, a rural lass.

Shepherdias (pl. ) of Shepherdia

Shepherdia (n.) 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 (n.) Resembling a shepherd; suiting a shepherd; pastoral.

Shepherdism (n.) Pastoral life or occupation.

Shepherdling (n.) A little shepherd.

Shepherdly (a.) Resembling, or becoming to, a shepherd; pastoral; rustic.

Shepster (n.) A seamstress.

Sherbet (n.) 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.

Sherbet (n.) A flavored water ice.

Sherbet (n.) A preparation of bicarbonate of soda, tartaric acid, sugar, etc., variously flavored, for making an effervescing drink; -- called also sherbet powder.

Sherd (n.) A fragment; -- now used only in composition, as in potsherd. See Shard.

Shereef (n.) Alt. of Sherif

Sherif (n.) 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 (n.) The sacred law of the Turkish empire.

Sheriff (n.) 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 (n.) Alt. of Sheriffwick

Sheriffdom (n.) Alt. of Sheriffwick

Sheriffry (n.) Alt. of Sheriffwick

Sheriffship (n.) Alt. of Sheriffwick

Sheriffwick (n.) The office or jurisdiction of sheriff. See Shrievalty.

Shern (n.) See Shearn.

Sherris (n.) Sherry.

Sherry (n.) 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 (n. pl.) 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 (imp.) of Shet

Shette () of Shet

Shet (p. pr.) of Shet

Shetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shet

Shet (v. t. & i.) To shut.

Shete (v. t. & i.) To shoot.

Sheth (n.) 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 () One of a small, hardy breed of horses, with long mane and tail, which originated in the Shetland Islands; a sheltie.

Shew (v. t. & i.) See Show.

Shew (n.) Show.

Shewbread () See Showbread.

Shewel (n.) A scarecrow.

Shewer (n.) One who shews. See Shower.

Shewn () p. p. of Shew.

Shiah (n.) Same as Shiite.

Shibboleth (n.) 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.

Shibboleth (n.) Also in an extended sense.

Shibboleth (n.) Hence, the criterion, test, or watchword of a party; a party cry or pet phrase.

Shide (n.) A thin board; a billet of wood; a splinter.

Shie (v. t.) See Shy, to throw.

Shied () imp. & p. p. of Shy.

Shiel (n.) A sheeling.

Shield (n.) A broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, -- formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body. See Buckler.

Shield (n.) Anything which protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection.

Shield (n.) Figuratively, one who protects or defends.

Shield (n.) In lichens, a Hardened cup or disk surrounded by a rim and containing the fructification, or asci.

Shield (n.) The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms. Cf. Lozenge. See Illust. of Escutcheon.

Shield (n.) A framework used to protect workmen in making an adit under ground, and capable of being pushed along as excavation progresses.

Shield (n.) A spot resembling, or having the form of, a shield.

Shield (n.) A coin, the old French crown, or ecu, having on one side the figure of a shield.

Shielded (imp. & p. p.) of Shield

Shielding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shield

Shield (n.) To cover with, or as with, a shield; to cover from danger; to defend; to protect from assault or injury.

Shield (n.) To ward off; to keep off or out.

Shield (n.) To avert, as a misfortune; hence, as a supplicatory exclamation, forbid!

Shield-bearer (n.) One who, or that which, carries a shield.

Shield-bearer (n.) Any small moth of the genus Aspidisca, whose larva makes a shieldlike covering for itself out of bits of leaves.

Shielddrake (n.) A sheldrake.

Shieldless (a.) Destitute of a shield, or of protection.

Shieldtail (n.) 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 (n.) A hut or shelter for shepherds of fishers. See Sheeling.

Shifted (imp. & p. p.) of Shift

Shifting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shift

Shift (v. t.) To divide; to distribute; to apportion.

Shift (v. t.) To change the place of; to move or remove from one place to another; as, to shift a burden from one shoulder to another; to shift the blame.

Shift (v. t.) To change the position of; to alter the bearings of; to turn; as, to shift the helm or sails.

Shift (v. t.) To exchange for another of the same class; to remove and to put some similar thing in its place; to change; as, to shift the clothes; to shift the scenes.

Shift (v. t.) To change the clothing of; -- used reflexively.

Shift (v. t.) To put off or out of the way by some expedient.

Shiff (v. i.) To divide; to distribute.

Shiff (v. i.) To make a change or changes; to change position; to move; to veer; to substitute one thing for another; -- used in the various senses of the transitive verb.

Shiff (v. i.) To resort to expedients for accomplishing a purpose; to contrive; to manage.

Shiff (v. i.) To practice indirect or evasive methods.

Shiff (v. i.) To slip to one side of a ship, so as to destroy the equilibrum; -- said of ballast or cargo; as, the cargo shifted.

Shift (v. t.) The act of shifting.

Shift (v. t.) The act of putting one thing in the place of another, or of changing the place of a thing; change; substitution.

Shift (v. t.) Something frequently shifted; especially, a woman's under-garment; a chemise.

Shift (v. t.) The change of one set of workmen for another; hence, a spell, or turn, of work; also, a set of workmen who work in turn with other sets; as, a night shift.

Shift (v. t.) In building, the extent, or arrangement, of the overlapping of plank, brick, stones, etc., that are placed in courses so as to break joints.

Shift (v. t.) A breaking off and dislocation of a seam; a fault.

Shift (v. t.) A change of the position of the hand on the finger board, in playing the violin.

Shiftable (a.) Admitting of being shifted.

Shifter (n.) One who, or that which, shifts; one who plays tricks or practices artifice; a cozener.

Shifter (n.) An assistant to the ship's cook in washing, steeping, and shifting the salt provisions.

Shifter (n.) An arrangement for shifting a belt sidewise from one pulley to another.

Shifter (n.) A wire for changing a loop from one needle to another, as in narrowing, etc.

Shiftiness (n.) The quality or state of being shifty.

Shifting (a.) Changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or principles.

Shifting (a.) Adapted or used for shifting anything.

Shiftingly (adv.) In a shifting manner.

Shiftless (a.) 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 (a.) Full of, or ready with, shifts; fertile in expedients or contrivance.

Shiite (n.) Alt. of Shiah

Shiah (n.) A member of that branch of the Mohammedans to which the Persians belong. They reject the first three caliphs, and consider Ali as being the first and only rightful successor of Mohammed. They do not acknowledge the Sunna, or body of traditions respecting Mohammed, as any part of the law, and on these accounts are treated as heretics by the Sunnites, or orthodox Mohammedans.

Shikaree (n.) Alt. of Shikari

Shikari (n.) A sportsman; esp., a native hunter.

Shilf (n.) Straw.

Shill (v. t.) To shell.

Shill (v. t.) To put under cover; to sheal.

Shillalah (n.) Alt. of Shillelah

Shillelah (n.) An oaken sapling or cudgel; any cudgel; -- so called from Shillelagh, a place in Ireland of that name famous for its oaks.

Shilling (n.) 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.

Shilling (n.) In the United States, a denomination of money, differing in value in different States. It is not now legally recognized.

Shilling (n.) The Spanish real, of the value of one eight of a dollar, or 12/ cets; -- formerly so called in New York and some other States. See Note under 2.

Shill-I-shall-I (adv.) Alt. of Shilly-shally

Shilly-shally (adv.) In an irresolute, undecided, or hesitating manner.

Shilly-shally (v. i.) To hesitate; to act in an irresolute manner; hence, to occupy one's self with trifles.

Shilly-shally (n.) Irresolution; hesitation; also, occupation with trifles.

Shiloh (n.) A word used by Jacob on his deathbed, and interpreted variously, as "the Messiah," or as the city "Shiloh," or as "Rest."

Shily (adv.) See Shyly.

Shim (n.) A kind of shallow plow used in tillage to break the ground, and clear it of weeds.

Shim (n.) A thin piece of metal placed between two parts to make a fit.

Shimmered (imp. & p. p.) of Shimmer

Shimmering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shimmer

Shimmer (v. i.) To shine with a tremulous or intermittent light; to shine faintly; to gleam; to glisten; to glimmer.

Shimmer (n.) A faint, tremulous light; a gleaming; a glimmer.

Shimmering (n.) A gleam or glimmering.

Shimmy (n.) A chemise.

Shin (n.) The front part of the leg below the knee; the front edge of the shin bone; the lower part of the leg; the shank.

Shin (n.) A fish plate for rails.

Shinned (imp. & p. p.) of Shin

Shinning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shin

Shin (v. i.) To climb a mast, tree, rope, or the like, by embracing it alternately with the arms and legs, without help of steps, spurs, or the like; -- used with up; as, to shin up a mast.

Shin (v. i.) To run about borrowing money hastily and temporarily, as for the payment of one's notes at the bank.

Shin (v. t.) To climb (a pole, etc.) by shinning up.

Shindle (n.) A shingle; also, a slate for roofing.

Shindle (v. t.) To cover or roof with shindles.

Shindies (pl. ) of Shindy

Shindy (n.) An uproar or disturbance; a spree; a row; a riot.

Shindy (n.) Hockey; shinney.

Shindy (n.) A fancy or liking.

Shone (imp. & p. p.) of Shine

Shined () of Shine

Shining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shine

Shine (v. i.) 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.

Shine (v. i.) To be bright by reflection of light; to gleam; to be glossy; as, to shine like polished silver.

Shine (v. i.) To be effulgent in splendor or beauty.

Shine (v. i.) To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers; as, to shine in courts; to shine in conversation.

Shine (v. t.) To cause to shine, as a light.

Shine (v. t.) To make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light; as, in hunting, to shine the eyes of a deer at night by throwing a light on them.

Shine (n.) The quality or state of shining; brightness; luster, gloss; polish; sheen.

Shine (n.) Sunshine; fair weather.

Shine (n.) A liking for a person; a fancy.

Shine (n.) Caper; antic; row.

Shine (v. i.) Shining; sheen.

Shiner (n.) That which shines.

Shiner (n.) A luminary.

Shiner (n.) A bright piece of money.

Shiner (n.) Any one of numerous species of small freshwater American cyprinoid fishes, belonging to Notropis, or Minnilus, and allied genera; as the redfin (Notropis megalops), and the golden shiner (Notemigonus chrysoleucus) of the Eastern United States; also loosely applied to various other silvery fishes, as the dollar fish, or horsefish, menhaden, moonfish, sailor's choice, and the sparada.

Shiner (n.) The common Lepisma, or furniture bug.

Shiness (n.) See Shyness.

Shingle (n.) Round, water-worn, and loose gravel and pebbles, or a collection of roundish stones, such as are common on the seashore and elsewhere.

Shingle (n.) A piece of wood sawed or rived thin and small, with one end thinner than the other, -- used in covering buildings, especially roofs, the thick ends of one row overlapping the thin ends of the row below.

Shingle (n.) A sign for an office or a shop; as, to hang out one's shingle.

Shingled (imp. &. p. p.) of Shingle

Shingling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shingle

Shingle (v. t.) To cover with shingles; as, to shingle a roof.

Shingle (v. t.) To cut, as hair, so that the ends are evenly exposed all over the head, as shingles on a roof.

Shingle (v. t.) To subject to the process of shindling, as a mass of iron from the pudding furnace.

Shingler (n.) One who shingles.

Shingler (n.) A machine for shingling puddled iron.

Shingles (n.) A kind of herpes (Herpes zoster) which spreads half way around the body like a girdle, and is usually attended with violent neuralgic pain.

Shingling (n.) The act of covering with shingles; shingles, collectively; a covering made of shingles.

Shingling (n.) The process of expelling scoriae and other impurities by hammering and squeezing, in the production of wrought iron.

Shingly (a.) Abounding with shingle, or gravel.

Shinhopple (n.) The hobblebush.

Shining (a.) Emitting light, esp. in a continuous manner; radiant; as, shining lamps; also, bright by the reflection of light; as, shining armor.

Shining (a.) Splendid; illustrious; brilliant; distinguished; conspicious; as, a shining example of charity.

Shining (a.) Having the surface smooth and polished; -- said of leaves, the surfaces of shells, etc.

Shining (n.) Emission or reflection of light.

Shiningness (n.) Brightness.

Shinney (n.) The game of hockey; -- so called because of the liability of the players to receive blows on the shin.

Shinplaster (n.) Formerly, a jocose term for a bank note greatly depreciated in value; also, for paper money of a denomination less than a dollar.

Shinto (n.) Alt. of Shintiism

Shintiism (n.) One of the two great systems of religious belief in Japan. Its essence is ancestor worship, and sacrifice to dead heroes.

Shintoist (n.) An adherent of Shintoism.

Shinty (n.) A Scotch game resembling hockey; also, the club used in the game.

Shiny (superl.) Bright; luminous; clear; unclouded.

-ship (n.) A suffix denoting state, office, dignity, profession, or art; as in lordship, friendship, chancellorship, stewardship, horsemanship.

Ship (n.) Pay; reward.

Ship (n.) Any large seagoing vessel.

Ship (n.) Specifically, a vessel furnished with a bowsprit and three masts (a mainmast, a foremast, and a mizzenmast), each of which is composed of a lower mast, a topmast, and a topgallant mast, and square-rigged on all masts. See Illustation in Appendix.

Ship (n.) A dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense.

Shipped (imp. & p. p.) of Ship

Shipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ship

Ship (v. t.) To put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for transportation; to send by water.

Ship (v. t.) By extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship freight by railroad.

Ship (v. t.) Hence, to send away; to get rid of.

Ship (v. t.) To engage or secure for service on board of a ship; as, to ship seamen.

Ship (v. t.) To receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea.

Ship (v. t.) To put in its place; as, to ship the tiller or rudder.

Ship (v. i.) To engage to serve on board of a vessel; as, to ship on a man-of-war.

Ship (v. i.) To embark on a ship.

Shipboard (n.) A ship's side; hence, by extension, a ship; -- found chiefly in adverbial phrases; as, on shipboard; a shipboard.

Shipbuilder (n.) A person whose occupation is to construct ships and other vessels; a naval architect; a shipwright.

Shipbuilding (n.) Naval architecturel the art of constructing ships and other vessels.

Shipfuls (pl. ) of Shipful

Shipful (n.) As much or as many as a ship will hold; enough to fill a ship.

Shipholder (n.) A shipowner.

Shipless (a.) Destitute of ships.

Shiplet (n.) A little ship.

Shipload (n.) The load, or cargo, of a ship.

Shipmen (pl. ) of Shipman

Shipman (n.) A seaman, or sailor.

Shipmaster (n.) The captain, master, or commander of a ship.

Shipmate (n.) One who serves on board of the same ship with another; a fellow sailor.

Shipment (n.) 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.

Shipment (n.) That which is shipped.

Shipowner (n.) Owner of a ship or ships.

Shippen (n.) A stable; a cowhouse.

Shipper (n.) One who sends goods from one place to another not in the same city or town, esp. one who sends goods by water.

Shipping (a.) Relating to ships, their ownership, transfer, or employment; as, shiping concerns.

Shipping (a.) Relating to, or concerned in, the forwarding of goods; as, a shipping clerk.

Shipping (n.) The act of one who, or of that which, ships; as, the shipping of flour to Liverpool.

Shipping (n.) The collective body of ships in one place, or belonging to one port, country, etc.; vessels, generally; tonnage.

Shipping (n.) Navigation.

Shippon (n.) A cowhouse; a shippen.

Ship-rigged (a.) Rigged like a ship, that is, having three masts, each with square sails.

Shipshape (a.) Arranged in a manner befitting a ship; hence, trim; tidy; orderly.

Shipshape (adv.) In a shipshape or seamanlike manner.

Shipworm (n.) 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 (n.) 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.

Shipwreck (n.) A ship wrecked or destroyed upon the water, or the parts of such a ship; wreckage.

Shipwreck (n.) Fig.: Destruction; ruin; irretrievable loss.

Shipwrecked (imp. & p. p.) of Shipwreck

Shipwrecking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shipwreck

Shipwreck (v. t.) To destroy, as a ship at sea, by running ashore or on rocks or sandbanks, or by the force of wind and waves in a tempest.

Shipwreck (v. t.) To cause to experience shipwreck, as sailors or passengers. Hence, to cause to suffer some disaster or loss; to destroy or ruin, as if by shipwreck; to wreck; as, to shipwreck a business.

Shipwright (n.) One whose occupation is to construct ships; a builder of ships or other vessels.

Shipyard (n.) A yard, place, or inclosure where ships are built or repaired.

Shiraz (n.) A kind of Persian wine; -- so called from the place whence it is brought.

Shire (n.) 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.

Shire (n.) A division of a State, embracing several contiguous townships; a county.

Shirked (imp. & p. p.) of Shirk

Shirking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shirk

Shirk (v. t.) To procure by petty fraud and trickery; to obtain by mean solicitation.

Shirk (v. t.) To avoid; to escape; to neglect; -- implying unfaithfulness or fraud; as, to shirk duty.

Shirk (v. i.) To live by shifts and fraud; to shark.

Shirk (v. i.) To evade an obligation; to avoid the performance of duty, as by running away.

Shirk (n.) One who lives by shifts and tricks; one who avoids the performance of duty or labor.

Shirker (n.) One who shirks.

Shirky (a.) Disposed to shirk.

Shirl (a.) Shrill.

Shirl (n.) See Schorl.

Shirley (n.) The bullfinch.

Shirr (n.) 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 (a.) Made or gathered into a shirr; as, a shirred bonnet.

Shirred (a.) Broken into an earthen dish and baked over the fire; -- said of eggs.

Shirt (n.) 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 (imp. & p. p.) of Shirt

Shirting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shirt

Shirt (v. t. & i.) To cover or clothe with a shirt, or as with a shirt.

Shirting (n.) Cloth, specifically cotton cloth, suitable for making shirts.

Shirtless (a.) Not having or wearing a shirt.

Shist () Alt. of Shistose

Shistose () See Shist, Schistose.

Shittah (n.) Alt. of Shittah tree

Shittah tree (n.) 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 (n.) Alt. of Shittim wood

Shittim wood (n.) The wood of the shittah tree.

Shittle (n.) A shuttle.

Shittle (a.) Wavering; unsettled; inconstant.

Shittlecock (n.) A shuttlecock.

Shittleness (n.) Instability; inconstancy.

Shive (n.) A slice; as, a shive of bread.

Shive (n.) A thin piece or fragment; specifically, one of the scales or pieces of the woody part of flax removed by the operation of breaking.

Shive (n.) A thin, flat cork used for stopping a wide-mouthed bottle; also, a thin wooden bung for casks.

Shiver (n.) One of the small pieces, or splinters, into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden violence; -- generally used in the plural.

Shiver (n.) A thin slice; a shive.

Shiver (n.) A variety of blue slate.

Shiver (n.) A sheave or small wheel in a pulley.

Shiver (n.) A small wedge, as for fastening the bolt of a window shutter.

Shiver (n.) A spindle.

Shivered (imp. & p. p.) of Shiver

Shivering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shiver

Shiver (v. t.) To break into many small pieces, or splinters; to shatter; to dash to pieces by a blow; as, to shiver a glass goblet.

Shiver (v. i.) To separate suddenly into many small pieces or parts; to be shattered.

Shiver (v. i.) To tremble; to vibrate; to quiver; to shake, as from cold or fear.

Shiver (v. t.) To cause to shake or tremble, as a sail, by steering close to the wind.

Shiver (n.) The act of shivering or trembling.

Shiveringly (adv.) In a shivering manner.

Shiver-spar (n.) A variety of calcite, so called from its slaty structure; -- called also slate spar.

Shivery (a.) Tremulous; shivering.

Shivery (a.) Easily broken; brittle; shattery.

Shoad (n.) 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 (n.) The tracing of veins of metal by shoads.

Shoal (n.) A great multitude assembled; a crowd; a throng; -- said especially of fish; as, a shoal of bass.

Shoaled (imp. & p. p.) of Shoal

Shoaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shoal

Shoal (v. i.) To assemble in a multitude; to throng; as, the fishes shoaled about the place.

Shoal (a.) Having little depth; shallow; as, shoal water.

Shoal (n.) A place where the water of a sea, lake, river, pond, etc., is shallow; a shallow.

Shoal (n.) A sandbank or bar which makes the water shoal.

Shoal (v. i.) To become shallow; as, the color of the water shows where it shoals.

Shoal (v. t.) To cause to become more shallow; to come to a more shallow part of; as, a ship shoals her water by advancing into that which is less deep.

Shoaliness (n.) The quality or state of being shoaly; little depth of water; shallowness.

Shoaling (a.) Becoming shallow gradually.

Shoaly (a.) Full of shoals, or shallow places.

Shoar (n.) A prop. See 3d Shore.

Shoat (n.) A young hog. Same as Shote.

Shock (n.) 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.

Shock (n.) A lot consisting of sixty pieces; -- a term applied in some Baltic ports to loose goods.

Shock (v. t.) To collect, or make up, into a shock or shocks; to stook; as, to shock rye.

Shock (v. i.) To be occupied with making shocks.

Shock (n.) A quivering or shaking which is the effect of a blow, collision, or violent impulse; a blow, impact, or collision; a concussion; a sudden violent impulse or onset.

Shock (n.) A sudden agitation of the mind or feelings; a sensation of pleasure or pain caused by something unexpected or overpowering; also, a sudden agitating or overpowering event.

Shock (n.) A sudden depression of the vital forces of the entire body, or of a port of it, marking some profound impression produced upon the nervous system, as by severe injury, overpowering emotion, or the like.

Shock (n.) The sudden convulsion or contraction of the muscles, with the feeling of a concussion, caused by the discharge, through the animal system, of electricity from a charged body.

Shocked (imp. & p. p.) of Shock

Shocking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shock

Shock (v.) To give a shock to; to cause to shake or waver; hence, to strike against suddenly; to encounter with violence.

Shock (v.) To strike with surprise, terror, horror, or disgust; to cause to recoil; as, his violence shocked his associates.

Shock (v. i.) To meet with a shock; to meet in violent encounter.

Shock (n.) A dog with long hair or shag; -- called also shockdog.

Shock (n.) A thick mass of bushy hair; as, a head covered with a shock of sandy hair.

Shock (a.) Bushy; shaggy; as, a shock hair.

Shockdog (n.) See 7th Shock, 1.

Shock-head (a.) Shock-headed.

Shock-headed (a.) Having a thick and bushy head of hair.

Shocking (a.) Causing to shake or tremble, as by a blow; especially, causing to recoil with horror or disgust; extremely offensive or disgusting.

Shod (imp. & p. p.) f Shoe.

Shoddy (v. t.) A fibrous material obtained by "deviling," or tearing into fibers, refuse woolen goods, old stockings, rags, druggets, etc. See Mungo.

Shoddy (v. t.) A fabric of inferior quality made of, or containing a large amount of, shoddy.

Shoddy (a.) Made wholly or in part of shoddy; containing shoddy; as, shoddy cloth; shoddy blankets; hence, colloquially, not genuine; sham; pretentious; as, shoddy aristocracy.

Shoddyism (n.) The quality or state of being shoddy.

Shode (v. t.) The parting of the hair on the head.

Shode (v. t.) The top of the head; the head.

Shode () Alt. of Shoding

Shoding () See Shoad, Shoading.

Shoder (n.) A package of gold beater's skins in which gold is subjected to the second process of beating.

Shoes (pl. ) of Shoe

Shoon (pl. ) of Shoe

Shoe (n.) 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.

Shoe (n.) Anything resembling a shoe in form, position, or use.

Shoe (n.) A plate or rim of iron nailed to the hoof of an animal to defend it from injury.

Shoe (n.) A band of iron or steel, or a ship of wood, fastened to the bottom of the runner of a sleigh, or any vehicle which slides on the snow.

Shoe (n.) A drag, or sliding piece of wood or iron, placed under the wheel of a loaded vehicle, to retard its motion in going down a hill.

Shoe (n.) The part of a railroad car brake which presses upon the wheel to retard its motion.

Shoe (n.) A trough-shaped or spout-shaped member, put at the bottom of the water leader coming from the eaves gutter, so as to throw the water off from the building.

Shoe (n.) The trough or spout for conveying the grain from the hopper to the eye of the millstone.

Shoe (n.) An inclined trough in an ore-crushing mill.

Shoe (n.) An iron socket or plate to take the thrust of a strut or rafter.

Shoe (n.) An iron socket to protect the point of a wooden pile.

Shoe (n.) A plate, or notched piece, interposed between a moving part and the stationary part on which it bears, to take the wear and afford means of adjustment; -- called also slipper, and gib.

Shod (imp. & p. p.) of Shoe

Shoeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shoe

Shoe (n.) To furnish with a shoe or shoes; to put a shoe or shoes on; as, to shoe a horse, a sled, an anchor.

Shoe (n.) To protect or ornament with something which serves the purpose of a shoe; to tip.

Shoebill (n.) 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 (n.) One who polishes shoes.

Shoehorn (n.) Alt. of Shoeing-horn

Shoeing-horn (n.) A curved piece of polished horn, wood, or metal used to facilitate the entrance of the foot into a shoe.

Shoeing-horn (n.) Anything by which a transaction is facilitated; a medium; -- by way of contempt.

Shoeing-horn (n.) Anything which draws on or allures; an inducement.

Shoeless (a.) Destitute of shoes.

Shoemaker (n.) One whose occupation it is to make shoes and boots.

Shoemaker (n.) The threadfish.

Shoemaker (n.) The runner, 12.

Shoemaking (n.) The business of a shoemaker.

Shoer (n.) One who fits shoes to the feet; one who furnishes or puts on shoes; as, a shoer of horses.

Shog (n.) A shock; a jog; a violent concussion or impulse.

Shog (v. t.) To shake; to shock.

Shog (v. i.) To jog; to move on.

Shoggle (v. t.) To joggle.

Shogun (n.) 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 (n.) The office or dignity of a Shogun.

Shola (n.) See Sola.

Shole (n.) 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.

Shole (n.) See Shoal.

Shonde (n.) Harm; disgrace; shame.

Shone () imp. & p. p. of Shine.

Shoo (interj.) Begone; away; -- an expression used in frightening away animals, especially fowls.

Shooi (n.) The Richardson's skua (Stercorarius parasiticus);- so called from its cry.

Shook () imp. & obs. or poet. p. p. of Shake.

Shook (n.) A set of staves and headings sufficient in number for one hogshead, cask, barrel, or the like, trimmed, and bound together in compact form.

Shook (n.) A set of boards for a sugar box.

Shook (n.) The parts of a piece of house furniture, as a bedstead, packed together.

Shook (v. t.) To pack, as staves, in a shook.

Shoon (n.) pl. of Shoe.

Shoop () imp. of Shape. Shaped.

Shoot (n.) 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 (imp. & p. p.) of Shoot

Shooting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shoot

Shotten () of Shoot

Shoot (v. i.) To let fly, or cause to be driven, with force, as an arrow or a bullet; -- followed by a word denoting the missile, as an object.

Shoot (v. i.) To discharge, causing a missile to be driven forth; -- followed by a word denoting the weapon or instrument, as an object; -- often with off; as, to shoot a gun.

Shoot (v. i.) To strike with anything shot; to hit with a missile; often, to kill or wound with a firearm; -- followed by a word denoting the person or thing hit, as an object.

Shoot (v. i.) To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.

Shoot (v. i.) To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; -- often with out; as, a plant shoots out a bud.

Shoot (v. i.) To plane straight; to fit by planing.

Shoot (v. i.) To pass rapidly through, over, or under; as, to shoot a rapid or a bridge; to shoot a sand bar.

Shoot (v. i.) To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.

Shoot (v. i.) To cause an engine or weapon to discharge a missile; -- said of a person or an agent; as, they shot at a target; he shoots better than he rides.

Shoot (v. i.) To discharge a missile; -- said of an engine or instrument; as, the gun shoots well.

Shoot (v. i.) To be shot or propelled forcibly; -- said of a missile; to be emitted or driven; to move or extend swiftly, as if propelled; as, a shooting star.

Shoot (v. i.) To penetrate, as a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation; as, shooting pains.

Shoot (v. i.) To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.

Shoot (v. i.) To germinate; to bud; to sprout.

Shoot (v. i.) To grow; to advance; as, to shoot up rapidly.

Shoot (v. i.) To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.

Shoot (v. i.) To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend; as, the land shoots into a promontory.

Shoot (v. i.) To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.

Shoot (n.) The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot; as, the shoot of a shuttle.

Shoot (n.) A young branch or growth.

Shoot (n.) A rush of water; a rapid.

Shoot (n.) A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode.

Shoot (n.) A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.

Shoot (n.) A shoat; a young hog.

Shooter (n.) One who shoots, as an archer or a gunner.

Shooter (n.) That which shoots.

Shooter (n.) A firearm; as, a five-shooter.

Shooter (n.) A shooting star.

Shooting (n.) The act of one who, or that which, shoots; as, the shooting of an archery club; the shooting of rays of light.

Shooting (n.) A wounding or killing with a firearm; specifically (Sporting), the killing of game; as, a week of shooting.

Shooting (n.) A sensation of darting pain; as, a shooting in one's head.

Shooting (a.) Of or pertaining to shooting; for shooting; darting.

Shooty (a.) Sprouting or coming up freely and regularly.

Shop () imp. of Shape. Shaped.

Shop (n.) A building or an apartment in which goods, wares, drugs, etc., are sold by retail.

Shop (n.) A building in which mechanics or artisans work; as, a shoe shop; a car shop.

Shopped (imp. & p. p.) of Shop

Shopping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shop

Shop (v. i.) To visit shops for the purpose of purchasing goods.

Shopboard (n.) A bench or board on which work is performed; a workbench.

Shopbook (n.) A book in which a tradesman keeps his accounts.

Shopboy (n.) A boy employed in a shop.

Shopen () p. p. of Shape.

Shopgirl (n.) A girl employed in a shop.

Shopkeeper (n.) A trader who sells goods in a shop, or by retail; -- in distinction from one who sells by wholesale.

Shoplifter (n.) 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 (n.) Larceny committed in a shop; the stealing of anything from a shop.

Shoplike (a.) Suiting a shop; vulgar.

Shopmaid (n.) A shopgirl.

Shopmen (pl. ) of Shopman

Shopman (n.) A shopkeeper; a retailer.

Shopman (n.) One who serves in a shop; a salesman.

Shopman (n.) One who works in a shop or a factory.

Shopper (n.) One who shops.

Shoppish (a.) Having the appearance or qualities of a shopkeeper, or shopman.

Shoppy (a.) Abounding with shops.

Shoppy (a.) Of or pertaining to shops, or one's own shop or business; as, shoppy talk.

Shopshift (n.) The trick of a shopkeeper; deception.

Shopwalker (n.) One who walks about in a shop as an overseer and director. Cf. Floorwalker.

Shopwomen (pl. ) of Shopwoman

Shopwoman (n.) A woman employed in a shop.

Shopworn (a.) Somewhat worn or damaged by having been kept for a time in a shop.

Shorage (n.) Duty paid for goods brought on shore.

Shore () imp. of Shear.

Shore (n.) A sewer.

Shore (n.) A prop, as a timber, placed as a brace or support against the side of a building or other structure; a prop placed beneath anything, as a beam, to prevent it from sinking or sagging.

Shored (imp. & p. p.) of Shore

Shoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shore

Shore (v. t.) To support by a shore or shores; to prop; -- usually with up; as, to shore up a building.

Shore (v. t.) The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river.

Shore (v. t.) To set on shore.

Shoreless (a.) Having no shore or coast; of indefinite or unlimited extent; as, a shoreless ocean.

Shoreling (n.) See Shorling.

Shorer (n.) One who, or that which, shores or props; a prop; a shore.

Shoreward (adv.) Toward the shore.

Shoring (n.) The act of supporting or strengthening with a prop or shore.

Shoring (n.) A system of props; props, collectively.

Shorl (a.) Alt. of Shorlaceous

Shorlaceous (a.) See Schorl, Schorlaceous.

Shorling (n.) 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.

Shorling (n.) A person who is shorn; a shaveling; hence, in contempt, a priest.

Shorn () p. p. of Shear.

Short (superl.) Not long; having brief length or linear extension; as, a short distance; a short piece of timber; a short flight.

Short (superl.) Not extended in time; having very limited duration; not protracted; as, short breath.

Short (superl.) Limited in quantity; inadequate; insufficient; scanty; as, a short supply of provisions, or of water.

Short (superl.) Insufficiently provided; inadequately supplied; scantily furnished; lacking; not coming up to a resonable, or the ordinary, standard; -- usually with of; as, to be short of money.

Short (superl.) Deficient; defective; imperfect; not coming up, as to a measure or standard; as, an account which is short of the trith.

Short (superl.) Not distant in time; near at hand.

Short (superl.) Limited in intellectual power or grasp; not comprehensive; narrow; not tenacious, as memory.

Short (superl.) Less important, efficaceous, or powerful; not equal or equivalent; less (than); -- with of.

Short (superl.) Abrupt; brief; pointed; petulant; as, he gave a short answer to the question.

Short (superl.) Breaking or crumbling readily in the mouth; crisp; as, short pastry.

Short (superl.) Brittle.

Short (superl.) Engaging or engaged to deliver what is not possessed; as, short contracts; to be short of stock. See The shorts, under Short, n., and To sell short, under Short, adv.

Short (adv.) Not prolonged, or relatively less prolonged, in utterance; -- opposed to long, and applied to vowels or to syllables. In English, the long and short of the same letter are not, in most cases, the long and short of the same sound; thus, the i in ill is the short sound, not of i in isle, but of ee in eel, and the e in pet is the short sound of a in pate, etc. See Quantity, and Guide to Pronunciation, //22, 30.

Short (n.) A summary account.

Short (n.) The part of milled grain sifted out which is next finer than the bran.

Short (n.) Short, inferior hemp.

Short (n.) Breeches; shortclothes.

Short (n.) A short sound, syllable, or vowel.

Short (adv.) In a short manner; briefly; limitedly; abruptly; quickly; as, to stop short in one's course; to turn short.

Short (v. t.) To shorten.

Short (v. i.) To fail; to decrease.

Shortage (n.) Amount or extent of deficiency, as determined by some requirement or standard; as, a shortage in money accounts.

Short-breathed (a.) Having short-breath, or quick respiration.

Short-breathed (a.) Having short life.

Shortcake (n.) An unsweetened breakfast cake shortened with butter or lard, rolled thin, and baked.

Short circuit () A circuit formed or closed by a conductor of relatively low resistance because shorter or of relatively great conductivity.

Short-circuited (imp. & p. p.) of Short-circuit

Short-circuiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Short-circuit

Short-circuit (v. t.) To join, as the electrodes of a battery or dynamo or any two points of a circuit, by a conductor of low resistance.

Shortclothes (n.) Coverings for the legs of men or boys, consisting of trousers which reach only to the knees, -- worn with long stockings.

Shortcoming (n.) The act of falling, or coming short

Shortcoming (n.) The failure of a crop, or the like.

Shortcoming (n.) Neglect of, or failure in, performance of duty.

Short-dated (a.) Having little time to run from the date.

Shortened / (imp. & p. p.) of Shorten

Shortening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shorten

Shorten (a.) To make short or shorter in measure, extent, or time; as, to shorten distance; to shorten a road; to shorten days of calamity.

Shorten (a.) To reduce or diminish in amount, quantity, or extent; to lessen; to abridge; to curtail; to contract; as, to shorten work, an allowance of food, etc.

Shorten (a.) To make deficient (as to); to deprive; -- with of.

Shorten (a.) To make short or friable, as pastry, with butter, lard, pot liquor, or the like.

Shorten (v. i.) To become short or shorter; as, the day shortens in northern latitudes from June to December; a metallic rod shortens by cold.

Shortener (n.) One who, or that which, shortens.

Shortening (n.) The act of making or becoming short or shorter.

Shortening (n.) That which renders pastry short or friable, as butter, lard, etc.

Shorthand (n.) 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 (a.) Short of, or lacking the regular number of, servants or helpers.

Shorthead (n.) A sucking whale less than one year old; -- so called by sailors.

Shorthorn (a.) One of a breed of large, heavy domestic cattle having short horns. The breed was developed in England.

Short-jointed (a.) Having short intervals between the joints; -- said of a plant or an animal, especially of a horse whose pastern is too short.

Short-lived (a.) Not living or lasting long; being of short continuance; as, a short-lived race of beings; short-lived pleasure; short-lived passion.

Shortly (adv.) In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly.

Shortly (adv.) In few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose.

Shortness (n.) 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 (a.) Not able to see far; nearsighted; myopic. See Myopic, and Myopia.

Shortsighted (a.) Fig.: Not able to look far into futurity; unable to understand things deep; of limited intellect.

Shortsighted (a.) Having little regard for the future; heedless.

Short-spoken (a.) Speaking in a quick or short manner; hence, gruff; curt.

Shortstop (n.) The player stationed in the field bewtween the second and third bases.

Short-waisted (a.) Having a short waist.

Short-winded (a.) Affected with shortness of breath; having a quick, difficult respiration, as dyspnoic and asthmatic persons.

Shortwing (n.) 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 (a.) Having little wit; not wise; having scanty intellect or judgment.

Shory (a.) Lying near the shore.

Shoshones (n. pl.) 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.

Shot () imp. & p. p. of Shoot.

Shot (a.) Woven in such a way as to produce an effect of variegation, of changeable tints, or of being figured; as, shot silks. See Shoot, v. t., 8.

Shot (v. t.) A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot.

Shot (pl. ) of Shot

Shots (pl. ) of Shot

Shot (n.) The act of shooting; discharge of a firearm or other weapon which throws a missile.

Shot (n.) A missile weapon, particularly a ball or bullet; specifically, whatever is discharged as a projectile from firearms or cannon by the force of an explosive.

Shot (n.) Small globular masses of lead, of various sizes, -- used chiefly for killing game; as, bird shot; buckshot.

Shot (n.) The flight of a missile, or the distance which it is, or can be, thrown; as, the vessel was distant more than a cannon shot.

Shot (n.) A marksman; one who practices shooting; as, an exellent shot.

Shotted (imp. & p. p.) of Shot

Shotting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shot

Shot (v. t.) To load with shot, as a gun.

Shot-clog (n.) A person tolerated only because he pays the shot, or reckoning, for the rest of the company, otherwise a mere clog on them.

Shote (v. t.) A fish resembling the trout.

Shote (v. t.) A young hog; a shoat.

Shot-free (a.) Not to be injured by shot; shot-proof.

Shot-free (a.) Free from charge or expense; hence, unpunished; scot-free.

Shotgun (n.) A light, smooth-bored gun, often double-barreled, especially designed for firing small shot at short range, and killing small game.

Shot-proof (a.) Impenetrable by shot.

Shots (n. pl.) The refuse of cattle taken from a drove.

Shotted (a.) Loaded with shot.

Shotted (a.) Having a shot attached; as, a shotten suture.

Shotten (n.) Having ejected the spawn; as, a shotten herring.

Shotten (n.) Shot out of its socket; dislocated, as a bone.

Shough (n.) A shockdog.

Shough (interj.) See Shoo.

Should (imp.) Used as an auxiliary verb, to express a conditional or contingent act or state, or as a supposition of an actual fact; also, to express moral obligation (see Shall); e. g.: they should have come last week; if I should go; I should think you could go.

Shoulder (n.) 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.

Shoulder (n.) The flesh and muscles connected with the shoulder joint; the upper part of the back; that part of the human frame on which it is most easy to carry a heavy burden; -- often used in the plural.

Shoulder (n.) Fig.: That which supports or sustains; support.

Shoulder (n.) That which resembles a human shoulder, as any protuberance or projection from the body of a thing.

Shoulder (n.) The upper joint of the fore leg and adjacent parts of an animal, dressed for market; as, a shoulder of mutton.

Shoulder (n.) The angle of a bastion included between the face and flank. See Illust. of Bastion.

Shoulder (n.) An abrupt projection which forms an abutment on an object, or limits motion, etc., as the projection around a tenon at the end of a piece of timber, the part of the top of a type which projects beyond the base of the raised character, etc.

Shouldered (imp. & p. p.) of Shoulder

Shouldering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shoulder

Shoulder (v. t.) To push or thrust with the shoulder; to push with violence; to jostle.

Shoulder (v. t.) To take upon the shoulder or shoulders; as, to shoulder a basket; hence, to assume the burden or responsibility of; as, to shoulder blame; to shoulder a debt.

Shouldered (a.) Having shoulders; -- used in composition; as, a broad-shouldered man.

Shoulder-shotten (a.) Sprained in the shoulder, as a horse.

Shouted (imp. & p. p.) of Shout

Shouting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shout

Shout (v. i.) To utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to attract attention, to animate soldiers, etc.

Shout (v. t.) To utter with a shout; to cry; -- sometimes with out; as, to shout, or to shout out, a man's name.

Shout (v. t.) To treat with shouts or clamor.

Shout (n.) A loud burst of voice or voices; a vehement and sudden outcry, especially of a multitudes expressing joy, triumph, exultation, or animated courage.

Shouter (n.) One who shouts.

Shoved (imp. & p. p.) of Shove

Shoving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shove

Shove (v. t.) 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.

Shove (v. t.) To push along, aside, or away, in a careless or rude manner; to jostle.

Shove (v. i.) To push or drive forward; to move onward by pushing or jostling.

Shove (v. i.) To move off or along by an act pushing, as with an oar a pole used by one in a boat; sometimes with off.

Shove (n.) The act of shoving; a forcible push.

Shove () p. p. of Shove.

Shoveboard (n.) Alt. of Shovegroat

Shovegroat (n.) The same as Shovelboard.

Shovel (v. t.) 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 (imp. & p. p.) of Shovel

Shovelled () of Shovel

Shoveling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shovel

Shovelling () of Shovel

Shovel (v. t.) To take up and throw with a shovel; as, to shovel earth into a heap, or into a cart, or out of a pit.

Shovel (v. t.) To gather up as with a shovel.

Shovelard (n.) Shoveler.

Shovelbill (n.) The shoveler.

Shovelboard (n.) 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.

Shovelboard (n.) A game played on board ship in which the aim is to shove or drive with a cue wooden disks into divisions chalked on the deck; -- called also shuffleboard.

Shoveler (n.) One who, or that which, shovels.

Shoveler (n.) A river duck (Spatula clypeata), native of Europe and America. It has a large bill, broadest towards the tip. The male is handsomely variegated with green, blue, brown, black, and white on the body; the head and neck are dark green. Called also broadbill, spoonbill, shovelbill, and maiden duck. The Australian shoveler, or shovel-nosed duck (S. rhynchotis), is a similar species.

Shovelfuls (pl. ) of Shovelful

Shovelful (n.) As much as a shovel will hold; enough to fill a shovel.

Shovelhead (n.) 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 (n.) The common sand shark. See under Snad.

Shovelnose (n.) A small California shark (Heptranchias maculatus), which is taken for its oil.

Shovelnose (n.) A Pacific Ocean shark (Hexanchus corinus).

Shovelnose (n.) A ganoid fish of the Sturgeon family (Scaphirhynchus platyrhynchus) of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers; -- called also white sturgeon.

Shovel-nosed (a.) Having a broad, flat nose; as, the shovel-nosed duck, or shoveler.

Shoven () p. p. of Shove.

Showed (imp.) of Show

Shown (p. p.) of Show

Showed () of Show

Showing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Show

Show (v. t.) 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).

Show (v. t.) To exhibit to the mental view; to tell; to disclose; to reveal; to make known; as, to show one's designs.

Show (v. t.) Specifically, to make known the way to (a person); hence, to direct; to guide; to asher; to conduct; as, to show a person into a parlor; to show one to the door.

Show (v. t.) To make apparent or clear, as by evidence, testimony, or reasoning; to prove; to explain; also, to manifest; to evince; as, to show the truth of a statement; to show the causes of an event.

Show (v. t.) To bestow; to confer; to afford; as, to show favor.

Show (v. i.) To exhibit or manifest one's self or itself; to appear; to look; to be in appearance; to seem.

Show (v. i.) To have a certain appearance, as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear.

Show (n.) The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to sight; exhibition.

Show (n.) That which os shown, or brought to view; that which is arranged to be seen; a spectacle; an exhibition; as, a traveling show; a cattle show.

Show (n.) Proud or ostentatious display; parade; pomp.

Show (n.) Semblance; likeness; appearance.

Show (n.) False semblance; deceitful appearance; pretense.

Show (n.) A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occuring a short time before labor.

Show (n.) A pale blue flame, at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of fire damp.

Showbread (n.) 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 (n.) One who shows or exhibits.

Shower (n.) That which shows; a mirror.

Shower (n.) A fall or rain or hail of short duration; sometimes, but rarely, a like fall of snow.

Shower (n.) That which resembles a shower in falling or passing through the air copiously and rapidly.

Shower (n.) A copious supply bestowed.

Showered (imp. & p. p.) of Shower

Showering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shower

Shower (v. t.) To water with a shower; to //t copiously with rain.

Shower (v. t.) To bestow liberally; to destribute or scatter in /undance; to rain.

Shower (v. i.) To rain in showers; to fall, as in a hower or showers.

Showerful (a.) Full of showers.

Showeriness (n.) Quality of being showery.

Showerless (a.) Rainless; freo from showers.

Showery (a.) Raining in showers; abounding with frequent showers of rain.

Showery (a.) Of or pertaining to a shower or showers.

Showily (adv.) In a showy manner; pompously; with parade.

Showiness (n.) The quality or state of being showy; pompousness; great parade; ostentation.

Showing (n.) Appearance; display; exhibition.

Showing (n.) Presentation of facts; statement.

Showish (a.) Showy; ostentatious.

Showmen (pl. ) of Showman

Showman (n.) One who exhibits a show; a proprietor of a show.

Shown () p. p. of Show.

Showroom (n.) A room or apartment where a show is exhibited.

Showroom (n.) A room where merchandise is exposed for sale, or where samples are displayed.

Showy (a.) Making a show; attracting attention; presenting a marked appearance; ostentatious; gay; gaudy.

Shrag (n.) A twig of a tree cut off.

Shrag (v. t.) To trim, as trees; to lop.

Shragger (n.) One who lops; one who trims trees.

Shram (v. t.) To cause to shrink or shrivel with cold; to benumb.

Shrank () imp. of Shrink.

Shrap (n.) Alt. of Shrape

Shrape (n.) A place baited with chaff to entice birds.

Shrapnel (a.) Applied as an appellation to a kind of shell invented by Gen. H. Shrapnel of the British army.

Shrapnel (n.) A shrapnel shell; shrapnel shells, collectively.

Shred (n.) A long, narrow piece cut or torn off; a strip.

Shred (n.) In general, a fragment; a piece; a particle.

Shred (imp. & p. p.) of Shred

Shredded () of Shred

Shredding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shred

Shred (n.) To cut or tear into small pieces, particularly narrow and long pieces, as of cloth or leather.

Shred (n.) To lop; to prune; to trim.

Shredcook (n.) The fieldfare; -- so called from its harsh cry before rain.

Shredding (n.) The act of cutting or tearing into shreds.

Shredding (n.) That which is cut or torn off; a piece.

Shreddy (a.) Consisting of shreds.

Shredless (a.) Having no shreds; without a shred.

Shrew (a.) Wicked; malicious.

Shrew (a.) Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold.

Shrew (a.) Any small insectivore of the genus Sorex and several allied genera of the family Sorecidae. In form and color they resemble mice, but they have a longer and more pointed nose. Some of them are the smallest of all mammals.

Shrew (a.) To beshrew; to curse.

Shrewd (superl.) Inclining to shrew; disposing to curse or scold; hence, vicious; malicious; evil; wicked; mischievous; vexatious; rough; unfair; shrewish.

Shrewd (superl.) Artful; wily; cunning; arch.

Shrewd (superl.) Able or clever in practical affairs; sharp in business; astute; sharp-witted; sagacious; keen; as, a shrewd observer; a shrewd design; a shrewd reply.

Shrewish (a.) having the qualities of a shrew; having a scolding disposition; froward; peevish.

Shrewmouse (n.) A shrew; especially, the erd shrew.

Shrieked (imp. & p. p.) of Shriek

Shrieking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shriek

Shriek (v. i.) 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.

Shriek (v. t.) To utter sharply and shrilly; to utter in or with a shriek or shrieks.

Shriek (n.) A sharp, shrill outcry or scream; a shrill wild cry such as is caused by sudden or extreme terror, pain, or the like.

Shrieker (n.) One who utters a shriek.

Shrieval (a.) Of or pertaining to a sheriff.

Shrievalty (n.) The office, or sphere of jurisdiction, of a sheriff; sheriffalty.

Shrieve (n.) A sheriff.

Shrieve (v. t.) To shrive; to question.

Shrift (n.) The act of shriving.

Shrift (n.) Confession made to a priest, and the absolution consequent upon it.

Shright () imp. & p. p. of Shriek.

Shright (n.) A shriek; shrieking.

Shrike (v. i.) 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 (v. i.) Acute; sharp; piercing; having or emitting a sharp, piercing tone or sound; -- said of a sound, or of that which produces a sound.

Shrill (n.) A shrill sound.

Shrilled (imp. & p. p.) of Shrill

Shrilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shrill

Shrill (v. i.) To utter an acute, piercing sound; to sound with a sharp, shrill tone; to become shrill.

Shrill (v. t.) To utter or express in a shrill tone; to cause to make a shrill sound.

Shrill-gorged (a.) Having a throat which produces a shrill note.

Shrillness (n.) The quality or state of being shrill.

Shrill-tongued (a.) Having a shrill voice.

Shrilly (adv.) In a shrill manner; acutely; with a sharp sound or voice.

Shrilly (a.) Somewhat shrill.

Shrimp (v. t.) To contract; to shrink.

Shrimp (v.) Any one of numerous species of macruran Crustacea belonging to Crangon and various allied genera, having a slender body and long legs. Many of them are used as food. The larger kinds are called also prawns. See Illust. of Decapoda.

Shrimp (v.) In a more general sense, any species of the macruran tribe Caridea, or any species of the order Schizopoda, having a similar form.

Shrimp (v.) In a loose sense, any small crustacean, including some amphipods and even certain entomostracans; as, the fairy shrimp, and brine shrimp. See under Fairy, and Brine.

Shrimp (v.) Figuratively, a little wrinkled man; a dwarf; -- in contempt.

Shrimper (n.) One who fishes for shrimps.

Shrine (n.) A case, box, or receptacle, especially one in which are deposited sacred relics, as the bones of a saint.

Shrine (n.) Any sacred place, as an altar, tromb, or the like.

Shrine (n.) A place or object hallowed from its history or associations; as, a shrine of art.

Shrine (v. t.) To enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine.

Shrank (imp.) of Shrink

Shrunk () of Shrink

Shrunk (p. p.) of Shrink

Shrunken () of Shrink

Shrinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shrink

Shrink (v. i.) To wrinkle, bend, or curl; to shrivel; hence, to contract into a less extent or compass; to gather together; to become compacted.

Shrink (v. i.) To withdraw or retire, as from danger; to decline action from fear; to recoil, as in fear, horror, or distress.

Shrink (v. i.) To express fear, horror, or pain by contracting the body, or part of it; to shudder; to quake.

Shrink (v. t.) To cause to contract or shrink; as, to shrink finnel by imersing it in boiling water.

Shrink (v. t.) To draw back; to withdraw.

Shrink (n.) The act shrinking; shrinkage; contraction; also, recoil; withdrawal.

Shrinkage (n.) The act of shrinking; a contraction into less bulk or measurement.

Shrinkage (n.) The amount of such contraction; the bulk or dimension lost by shrinking, as of grain, castings, etc.

Shrinkage (n.) Decrease in value; depreciation.

Shrinker (n.) One who shrinks; one who withdraws from danger.

Shrinking () a. & n. from Shrink.

Shrinkingly (adv.) In a shrinking manner.

Shrivalty (n.) Shrievalty.

Shrived (imp.) of Shrive

Shrove () of Shrive

Shriven (p. p.) of Shrive

Shrived () of Shrive

Shriving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shrive

Shrive (v. t.) To hear or receive the confession of; to administer confession and absolution to; -- said of a priest as the agent.

Shrive (v. t.) To confess, and receive absolution; -- used reflexively.

Shrive (v. i.) To receive confessions, as a priest; to administer confession and absolution.

Shriveled (imp. & p. p.) of Shrivel

Shrivelled () of Shrivel

Shriveling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shrivel

Shrivelling () of Shrivel

Shrivel (v. i.) 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.

Shrivel (v. t.) To cause to shrivel or contract; to cause to shrink onto corruptions.

Shriven () p. p. of Shrive.

Shriver (n.) One who shrives; a confessor.

Shriving (n.) Shrift; confession.

Shroff (n.) A banker, or changer of money.

Shroffage (n.) The examination of coins, and the separation of the good from the debased.

Shrood (v. t.) To trim; to lop.

Shroud (n.) That which clothes, covers, conceals, or protects; a garment.

Shroud (n.) Especially, the dress for the dead; a winding sheet.

Shroud (n.) That which covers or shelters like a shroud.

Shroud (n.) A covered place used as a retreat or shelter, as a cave or den; also, a vault or crypt.

Shroud (n.) The branching top of a tree; foliage.

Shroud (n.) A set of ropes serving as stays to support the masts. The lower shrouds are secured to the sides of vessels by heavy iron bolts and are passed around the head of the lower masts.

Shroud (n.) One of the two annular plates at the periphery of a water wheel, which form the sides of the buckets; a shroud plate.

Shrouded (imp. & p. p.) of Shroud

Shrouding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shroud

Shroud (n.) To cover with a shroud; especially, to inclose in a winding sheet; to dress for the grave.

Shroud (n.) To cover, as with a shroud; to protect completely; to cover so as to conceal; to hide; to veil.

Shroud (v. i.) To take shelter or harbor.

Shroud (v. t.) To lop. See Shrood.

Shrouded (a.) Provided with a shroud or shrouds.

Shrouding (n.) The shrouds. See Shroud, n., 7.

Shroud-laid (a.) Composed of four strands, and laid right-handed with a heart, or center; -- said of rope. See Illust. under Cordage.

Shroudless (a.) Without a shroud.

Shroudy (a.) Affording shelter.

Shrove () imp. of Shrive.

Shrove (v. i.) To join in the festivities of Shrovetide; hence, to make merry.

Shrovetide (n.) The days immediately preceding Ash Widnesday, especially the period between the evening before Quinguagesima Sunday and the morning of Ash Wednesday.

Shroving (n.) The festivity of Shrovetide.

Shrow (n.) A shrew.

Shrowd (v. t.) See Shrood.

Shrub (n.) A liquor composed of vegetable acid, especially lemon juice, and sugar, with spirit to preserve it.

Shrub (n.) A woody plant of less size than a tree, and usually with several stems from the same root.

Shrub (v. t.) To lop; to prune.

Shrubberies (pl. ) of Shrubbery

Shrubbery (n.) A collection of shrubs.

Shrubbery (n.) A place where shrubs are planted.

Shrubbiness (n.) Quality of being shrubby.

Shrubby (superl.) Full of shrubs.

Shrubby (superl.) Of the nature of a shrub; resembling a shrub.

Shrubless (a.) having no shrubs.

Shruff (n.) Rubbish. Specifically: (a) Dross or refuse of metals. [Obs.] (b) Light, dry wood, or stuff used for fuel.

Shrugged (imp. & p. p.) of Shrug

Shrugging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shrug

Shrug (v. t.) To draw up or contract (the shoulders), especially by way of expressing dislike, dread, doubt, or the like.

Shrug (v. i.) To raise or draw up the shoulders, as in expressing dislike, dread, doubt, or the like.

Shrug (n.) A drawing up of the shoulders, -- a motion usually expressing dislike, dread, or doubt.

Shrunken () p. p. & a. from Shrink.

Shuck (n.) A shock of grain.

Shuck (n.) A shell, husk, or pod; especially, the outer covering of such nuts as the hickory nut, butternut, peanut, and chestnut.

Shuck (n.) The shell of an oyster or clam.

Shucked (imp. & p. p.) of Shuck

Shucking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shuck

Shuck (v. t.) To deprive of the shucks or husks; as, to shuck walnuts, Indian corn, oysters, etc.

Shucker (n.) One who shucks oysters or clams

Shuddered (imp. & p. p.) of Shudder

Shuddering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shudder

Shudder (v. i.) To tremble or shake with fear, horrer, or aversion; to shiver with cold; to quake.

Shudder (n.) The act of shuddering, as with fear.

Shudderingly (adv.) In a shuddering manner.

Shude (n.) The husks and other refuse of rice mills, used to adulterate oil cake, or linseed cake.

Shuffled (imp. & p. p.) of Shuffle

Shuffling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shuffle

Shuffle (v. t.) To shove one way and the other; to push from one to another; as, to shuffle money from hand to hand.

Shuffle (v. t.) To mix by pushing or shoving; to confuse; to throw into disorder; especially, to change the relative positions of, as of the cards in a pack.

Shuffle (v. t.) To remove or introduce by artificial confusion.

Shuffle (v. i.) To change the relative position of cards in a pack; as, to shuffle and cut.

Shuffle (v. i.) To change one's position; to shift ground; to evade questions; to resort to equivocation; to prevaricate.

Shuffle (v. i.) To use arts or expedients; to make shift.

Shuffle (v. i.) To move in a slovenly, dragging manner; to drag or scrape the feet in walking or dancing.

Shuffle (n.) The act of shuffling; a mixing confusedly; a slovenly, dragging motion.

Shuffle (n.) A trick; an artifice; an evasion.

Shuffleboard (n.) See Shovelboard.

Shufflecap (n.) A play performed by shaking money in a hat or cap.

Shuffler (n.) One who shuffles.

Shuffler (n.) Either one of the three common American scaup ducks. See Scaup duck, under Scaup.

Shufflewing (n.) The hedg sparrow.

Shuffling (a.) Moving with a dragging, scraping step.

Shuffling (a.) Evasive; as, a shuffling excuse.

Shuffling (v.) In a shuffling manner.

Shug (v. i.) To writhe the body so as to produce friction against one's clothes, as do those who have the itch.

Shug (v. i.) Hence, to crawl; to sneak.

Shumac (n.) Sumac.

Shunned (imp. & p. p.) of Shun

Shunning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shun

Shun (v. t.) 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 (a.) Not to be shunned; inevitable; unavoidable.

Shunted (imp. & p. p.) of Shunt

Shunting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shunt

Shunt (v. t.) To shun; to move from.

Shunt (v. t.) To cause to move suddenly; to give a sudden start to; to shove.

Shunt (v. t.) To turn off to one side; especially, to turn off, as a grain or a car upon a side track; to switch off; to shift.

Shunt (v. t.) To provide with a shunt; as, to shunt a galvanometer.

Shunt (v. i.) To go aside; to turn off.

Shunt (v. t.) A turning off to a side or short track, that the principal track may be left free.

Shunt (v. t.) A conducting circuit joining two points in a conductor, or the terminals of a galvanometer or dynamo, so as to form a parallel or derived circuit through which a portion of the current may pass, for the purpose of regulating the amount passing in the main circuit.

Shunt (v. t.) The shifting of the studs on a projectile from the deep to the shallow sides of the grooves in its discharge from a shunt gun.

Shunter (n.) A person employed to shunt cars from one track to another.

Shut (imp. & p. p.) of Shut

Shutting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shut

Shut (v. t.) To close so as to hinder ingress or egress; as, to shut a door or a gate; to shut one's eyes or mouth.

Shut (v. t.) To forbid entrance into; to prohibit; to bar; as, to shut the ports of a country by a blockade.

Shut (v. t.) To preclude; to exclude; to bar out.

Shut (v. t.) To fold together; to close over, as the fingers; to close by bringing the parts together; as, to shut the hand; to shut a book.

Shut (v. i.) To close itself; to become closed; as, the door shuts; it shuts hard.

Shut (a.) Closed or fastened; as, a shut door.

Shut (a.) Rid; clear; free; as, to get shut of a person.

Shut (a.) Formed by complete closure of the mouth passage, and with the nose passage remaining closed; stopped, as are the mute consonants, p, t, k, b, d, and hard g.

Shut (a.) Cut off sharply and abruptly by a following consonant in the same syllable, as the English short vowels, /, /, /, /, /, always are.

Shut (n.) The act or time of shutting; close; as, the shut of a door.

Shut (n.) A door or cover; a shutter.

Shut (n.) The line or place where two pieces of metal are united by welding.

Shute (n.) Same as Chute, or Shoot.

Shutter (n.) One who shuts or closes.

Shutter (n.) A movable cover or screen for a window, designed to shut out the light, to obstruct the view, or to be of some strength as a defense; a blind.

Shutter (n.) A removable cover, or a gate, for closing an aperture of any kind, as for closing the passageway for molten iron from a ladle.

Shuttered (a.) Furnished with shutters.

Shuttle (n.) 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.

Shuttle (n.) The sliding thread holder in a sewing machine, which carries the lower thread through a loop of the upper thread, to make a lock stitch.

Shuttle (n.) A shutter, as for a channel for molten metal.

Shuttle (v. i.) To move backwards and forwards, like a shuttle.

Shuttlecock (n.) A cork stuck with feathers, which is to be struck by a battledoor in play; also, the play itself.

Shuttlecock (v. t.) To send or toss to and fro; to bandy; as, to shuttlecock words.

Shuttlecork (n.) See Shuttlecock.

Shuttlewise (adv.) Back and forth, like the movement of a shuttle.

Shwan-pan (n.) See Schwan-pan.

Shy (superl.) Easily frightened; timid; as, a shy bird.

Shy (superl.) Reserved; coy; disinclined to familiar approach.

Shy (superl.) Cautious; wary; suspicious.

Shied (imp. & p. p.) of Shy

Shying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shy

Shy (a.) To start suddenly aside through fright or suspicion; -- said especially of horses.

Shy (v. t.) To throw sidewise with a jerk; to fling; as, to shy a stone; to shy a slipper.

Shy (n.) A sudden start aside, as by a horse.

Shy (n.) A side throw; a throw; a fling.

Shyly (adv.) In a shy or timid manner; not familiarly; with reserve.

Shyness (n.) The quality or state of being shy.

Shyster (n.) A trickish knave; one who carries on any business, especially legal business, in a mean and dishonest way.

Si () 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 (n.) The ahu, or jairou.

Sialogogue (n.) An agent which promotes the flow of saliva.

Siamang (n.) A gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus), native of Sumatra. It has the second and third toes partially united by a web.

Siamese (a.) Of or pertaining to Siam, its native people, or their language.

Siamese (n. sing. & pl.) A native or inhabitant of Siam; pl., the people of Siam.

Siamese (n. sing. & pl.) The language of the Siamese.

Sib (n.) A blood relation.

Sib (a.) Related by blood; akin.

Sibbens (n.) 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 (a.) Of or pertaining to Siberia, a region comprising all northern Asia and belonging to Russia; as, a Siberian winter.

Siberian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Siberia.

Sibilance (n.) Alt. of Sibilancy

Sibilancy (n.) The quality or state of being sibilant; sibilation.

Sibilant (a.) Making a hissing sound; uttered with a hissing sound; hissing; as, s, z, sh, and zh, are sibilant elementary sounds.

Sibilant (n.) A sibiliant letter.

Sibilate (v. t. & i.) To pronounce with a hissing sound, like that of the letter s; to mark with a character indicating such pronunciation.

Sibilation (n.) Utterance with a hissing sound; also, the sound itself; a hiss.

Sibilatory (a.) Hissing; sibilant.

Sibilous (a.) Having a hissing sound; hissing; sibilant.

Sibyl (n.) A woman supposed to be endowed with a spirit of prophecy.

Sibyl (n.) A female fortune teller; a pythoness; a prophetess.

Sibylist (n.) One who believes in a sibyl or the sibylline prophecies.

Sibylline (a.) Pertaining to the sibyls; uttered, written, or composed by sibyls; like the productions of sibyls.

Sic (a.) Such.

Sic (adv.) Thus.

Sicamore (n.) See Sycamore.

Sicca (n.) A seal; a coining die; -- used adjectively to designate the silver currency of the Mogul emperors, or the Indian rupee of 192 grains.

Siccate (v. t.) To dry.

Siccation (n.) The act or process of drying.

Siccative (a.) Drying; causing to dry.

Siccative (n.) That which promotes drying.

Siccific (a.) Causing dryness.

Siccity (n.) Dryness; aridity; destitution of moisture.

Sice (n.) The number six at dice.

Sicer (n.) A strong drink; cider.

Sich (a.) Such.

Sicilian (a.) Of or pertaining to Sicily or its inhabitants.

Sicilian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Sicily.

Siciliano (n.) 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 (n.) A kind of rich poplin.

Sick (superl.) Affected with disease of any kind; ill; indisposed; not in health. See the Synonym under Illness.

Sick (superl.) Affected with, or attended by, nausea; inclined to vomit; as, sick at the stomach; a sick headache.

Sick (superl.) Having a strong dislike; disgusted; surfeited; -- with of; as, to be sick of flattery.

Sick (superl.) Corrupted; imperfect; impaired; weakned.

Sick (n.) Sickness.

Sick (v. i.) To fall sick; to sicken.

Sick-brained (a.) Disordered in the brain.

Sickened (imp. & p. p.) of Sicken

Sickening (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sicken

Sicken (v. t.) To make sick; to disease.

Sicken (v. t.) To make qualmish; to nauseate; to disgust; as, to sicken the stomach.

Sicken (v. t.) To impair; to weaken.

Sicken (v. i.) To become sick; to fall into disease.

Sicken (v. i.) To be filled to disgust; to be disgusted or nauseated; to be filled with abhorrence or aversion; to be surfeited or satiated.

Sicken (v. i.) To become disgusting or tedious.

Sicken (v. i.) To become weak; to decay; to languish.

Sickening (a.) Causing sickness; specif., causing surfeit or disgust; nauseating.

Sicker (v. i.) To percolate, trickle, or ooze, as water through a crack.

Sicker (a.) Alt. of Siker

Siker (a.) Sure; certain; trusty.

Sicker (adv.) Alt. of Siker

Siker (adv.) Surely; certainly.

Sickerly (adv.) Alt. of Sikerly

Sikerly (adv.) Surely; securely.

Sickerness (n.) Alt. of Sikerness

Sikerness (n.) The quality or state of being sicker, or certain.

Sickish (a.) Somewhat sick or diseased.

Sickish (a.) Somewhat sickening; as, a sickish taste.

Sickle (n.) 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.

Sickle (n.) A group of stars in the constellation Leo. See Illust. of Leo.

Sicklebill (n.) 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.

Sicklebill (n.) A curlew.

Sicklebill (n.) A bird of the genus Epimachus and allied genera.

Sickled (a.) Furnished with a sickle.

Sicklemen (pl. ) of Sickleman

Sickleman (n.) One who uses a sickle; a reaper.

Sickler (n.) One who uses a sickle; a sickleman; a reaper.

Sickless (a.) Free from sickness.

Sicklewort (n.) A plant of the genus Coronilla (C. scorpioides); -- so named from its curved pods.

Sicklewort (n.) The healall (Brunella vulgaris).

Sicklied (a.) Made sickly. See Sickly, v.

Sickliness (n.) The quality or state of being sickly.

Sickly (superl.) Somewhat sick; disposed to illness; attended with disease; as, a sickly body.

Sickly (superl.) Producing, or tending to, disease; as, a sickly autumn; a sickly climate.

Sickly (superl.) Appearing as if sick; weak; languid; pale.

Sickly (superl.) Tending to produce nausea; sickening; as, a sickly smell; sickly sentimentality.

Sickly (adv.) In a sick manner or condition; ill.

Sickly (v. t.) To make sick or sickly; -- with over, and probably only in the past participle.

Sickness (n.) The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; sisease or malady.

Sickness (n.) Nausea; qualmishness; as, sickness of stomach.

Sicle (n.) A shekel.

Sida (n.) 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 (a.) Soft; pulpy.

Side (n.) 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.

Side (n.) Any outer portion of a thing considered apart from, and yet in relation to, the rest; as, the upper side of a sphere; also, any part or position viewed as opposite to or contrasted with another; as, this or that side.

Side (n.) One of the halves of the body, of an animals or man, on either side of the mesial plane; or that which pertains to such a half; as, a side of beef; a side of sole leather.

Side (n.) The right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body; as, a pain in the side.

Side (n.) A slope or declivity, as of a hill, considered as opposed to another slope over the ridge.

Side (n.) The position of a person or party regarded as opposed to another person or party, whether as a rival or a foe; a body of advocates or partisans; a party; hence, the interest or cause which one maintains against another; a doctrine or view opposed to another.

Side (n.) A line of descent traced through one parent as distinguished from that traced through another.

Side (n.) Fig.: Aspect or part regarded as contrasted with some other; as, the bright side of poverty.

Side (a.) Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral.

Side (a.) Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark.

Side (n.) Long; large; extensive.

Sided (imp. & p. p.) of Side

Siding (p. pr.& vb. n.) of Side

Side (v. i.) To lean on one side.

Side (v. i.) To embrace the opinions of one party, or engage in its interest, in opposition to another party; to take sides; as, to side with the ministerial party.

Side (v. t.) To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.

Side (v. t.) To suit; to pair; to match.

Side (v. t.) To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides.

Side (v. t.) To furnish with a siding; as, to side a house.

Sideboard (n.) A piece of dining-room furniture having compartments and shelves for keeping or displaying articles of table service.

Sidebone (n.) A morbid growth or deposit of bony matter and at the sides of the coronet and coffin bone of a horse.

Sided (a.) Having (such or so many) sides; -- used in composition; as, one-sided; many-sided.

Sidehill (n.) The side or slope of a hill; sloping ground; a descent.

Sideling (adv.) Sidelong; on the side; laterally; also, obliquely; askew.

Sideling (a.) Inclining to one side; directed toward one side; sloping; inclined; as, sideling ground.

Sidelong (adv.) Laterally; obliquely; in the direction of the side.

Sidelong (adv.) On the side; as, to lay a thing sidelong.

Sidelong (a.) Lateral; oblique; not being directly in front; as, a sidelong glance.

Sidepiece (n.) The jamb, or cheek, of an opening in a wall, as of door or window.

Sider (n.) One who takes a side.

Sider (n.) Cider.

Sideral (a.) Relating to the stars.

Sideral (a.) Affecting unfavorably by the supposed influence of the stars; baleful.

Siderated (a.) Planet-struck; blasted.

Sideration (n.) 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 (a.) Relating to the stars; starry; astral; as, sidereal astronomy.

Sidereal (a.) Measuring by the apparent motion of the stars; designated, marked out, or accompanied, by a return to the same position in respect to the stars; as, the sidereal revolution of a planet; a sidereal day.

Siderealize (v. t.) To elevate to the stars, or to the region of the stars; to etherealize.

Sidereous (a.) Sidereal.

Siderite (n.) 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.

Siderite (n.) A meteorite consisting solely of metallic iron.

Siderite (n.) An indigo-blue variety of quartz.

Siderite (n.) Formerly, magnetic iron ore, or loadstone.

Siderite (n.) Any plant of the genus Sideritis; ironwort.

Siderographic (a.) Alt. of Siderographical

Siderographical (a.) Of or pertaining to siderography; executed by engraved plates of steel; as, siderographic art; siderographic impressions.

Siderographist (n.) One skilled in siderography.

Siderography (n.) 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 (n.) A kind of meteorite. See under Meteorite.

Sideromancy (n.) Divination by burning straws on red-hot iron, and noting the manner of their burning.

Sideroscope (n.) An instrument for detecting small quantities of iron in any substance by means of a very delicate combination of magnetic needles.

Siderosis (n.) A sort of pneumonia occuring in iron workers, produced by the inhalation of particles of iron.

Siderostat (n.) 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 (n.) A genus of tropical sapotaceous trees noted for their very hard wood; ironwood.

Sidesaddle (n.) A saddle for women, in which the rider sits with both feet on one side of the animal mounted.

Sidesmen (pl. ) of Sidesman

Sidesman (n.) A party man; a partisan.

Sidesman (n.) An assistant to the churchwarden; a questman.

Side-taking (n.) A taking sides, as with a party, sect, or faction.

Sidewalk (n.) A walk for foot passengers at the side of a street or road; a foot pavement.

Sideways (adv.) Toward the side; sidewise.

Side-wheel (a.) Having a paddle wheel on each side; -- said of steam vessels; as, a side-wheel steamer.

Sidewinder (n.) See Horned rattler, under Horned.

Sidewinder (n.) A heavy swinging blow from the side, which disables an adversary.

Sidewise (adv.) On or toward one side; laterally; sideways.

Siding (n.) Attaching one's self to a party.

Siding (n.) A side track, as a railroad; a turnout.

Siding (n.) The covering of the outside wall of a frame house, whether made of weatherboards, vertical boarding with cleats, shingles, or the like.

Siding (n.) The thickness of a rib or timber, measured, at right angles with its side, across the curved edge; as, a timber having a siding of ten inches.

Sidled (imp. & p. p.) of Sidle

Sidling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sidle

Sidle (v. t.) To go or move with one side foremost; to move sidewise; as, to sidle through a crowd or narrow opening.

Siege (n.) A seat; especially, a royal seat; a throne.

Siege (n.) Hence, place or situation; seat.

Siege (n.) Rank; grade; station; estimation.

Siege (n.) Passage of excrements; stool; fecal matter.

Siege (n.) The sitting of an army around or before a fortified place for the purpose of compelling the garrison to surrender; the surrounding or investing of a place by an army, and approaching it by passages and advanced works, which cover the besiegers from the enemy's fire. See the Note under Blockade.

Siege (n.) Hence, a continued attempt to gain possession.

Siege (n.) The floor of a glass-furnace.

Siege (n.) A workman's bench.

Siege (v. t.) To besiege; to beset.

Siegework (n.) A temporary fort or parallel where siege guns are mounted.

Siemens-Martin process () See Open-hearth process, etc., under Open.

Sienite (n.) See Syenite.

Sienitic (a.) See Syenitic.

Sienna (n.) 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 (a.) Of or pertaining to Sienna, a city of Italy.

Sierra (n.) A ridge of mountain and craggy rocks, with a serrated or irregular outline; as, the Sierra Nevada.

Siesta (n.) A short sleep taken about the middle of the day, or after dinner; a midday nap.

Sieur (n.) Sir; -- a title of respect used by the French.

Sieva (n.) A small variety of the Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus).

Sieve (n.) 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.

Sieve (n.) A kind of coarse basket.

Sifac (n.) The white indris of Madagascar. It is regarded by the natives as sacred.

Sifflement (n.) The act of whistling or hissing; a whistling sound; sibilation.

Sifilet (n.) The six-shafted bird of paradise. See Paradise bird, under Paradise.

Sifted (imp. & p. p.) of Sift

Sifting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sift

Sift (v. t.) 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.

Sift (v. t.) To separate or part as if with a sieve.

Sift (v. t.) To examine critically or minutely; to scrutinize.

Sifter (n.) One who, or that which, sifts.

Sifter (n.) Any lamellirostral bird, as a duck or goose; -- so called because it sifts or strains its food from the water and mud by means of the lamell/ of the beak.

Sig (v. t.) Urine.

Sigaultian (a.) Pertaining to Sigault, a French physician. See Symphyseotomy.

Sigger (v. i.) Same as

Sighed (imp. & p. p.) of Sigh

Sighing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sigh

Sigh (v. i.) 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 (v. i.) Hence, to lament; to grieve.

Sigh (v. i.) To make a sound like sighing.

Sigh (v. t.) To exhale (the breath) in sighs.

Sigh (v. t.) To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.

Sigh (v. t.) To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.

Sigh (v. i.) A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued or grieved; the act of sighing.

Sigh (v. i.) Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lan/ent.

Sigh-born (a.) Sorrowful; mournful.

Sigher (n.) One who sighs.

Sighing (a.) Uttering sighs; grieving; lamenting.

Sight (v. t.) The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view; as, to gain sight of land.

Sight (v. t.) The power of seeing; the faculty of vision, or of perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the eyes.

Sight (v. t.) The state of admitting unobstructed vision; visibility; open view; region which the eye at one time surveys; space through which the power of vision extends; as, an object within sight.

Sight (v. t.) A spectacle; a view; a show; something worth seeing.

Sight (v. t.) The instrument of seeing; the eye.

Sight (v. t.) Inspection; examination; as, a letter intended for the sight of only one person.

Sight (v. t.) Mental view; opinion; judgment; as, in their sight it was harmless.

Sight (v. t.) A small aperture through which objects are to be seen, and by which their direction is settled or ascertained; as, the sight of a quadrant.

Sight (v. t.) A small piece of metal, fixed or movable, on the breech, muzzle, center, or trunnion of a gun, or on the breech and the muzzle of a rifle, pistol, etc., by means of which the eye is guided in aiming.

Sight (v. t.) In a drawing, picture, etc., that part of the surface, as of paper or canvas, which is within the frame or the border or margin. In a frame or the like, the open space, the opening.

Sight (v. t.) A great number, quantity, or sum; as, a sight of money.

Sighted (imp. & p. p.) of Sight

Sighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sight

Sight (v. t.) To get sight of; to see; as, to sight land; to sight a wreck.

Sight (v. t.) To look at through a sight; to see accurately; as, to sight an object, as a star.

Sight (v. t.) To apply sights to; to adjust the sights of; also, to give the proper elevation and direction to by means of a sight; as, to sight a rifle or a cannon.

Sight (v. i.) To take aim by a sight.

Sighted (a.) Having sight, or seeing, in a particular manner; -- used in composition; as, long-sighted, short-sighted, quick-sighted, sharp-sighted, and the like.

Sightful (a.) Easily or clearly seen; distinctly visible; perspicuous.

Sightfulness (n.) The state of being sightful; perspicuity.

Sight-hole (n.) A hole for looking through; a peephole.

Sighting () a. & n. from Sight, v. t.

Sightless (a.) Wanting sight; without sight; blind.

Sightless (a.) That can not be seen; invisible.

Sightless (a.) Offensive or unpleasing to the eye; unsightly; as, sightless stains.

Sightliness (n.) The state of being sightly; comeliness; conspicuousness.

Sightly (a.) Pleasing to the sight; comely.

Sightly (a.) Open to sight; conspicuous; as, a house stands in a sightly place.

Sightproof (a.) Undiscoverable to sight.

Sight-seeing (a.) Engaged in, or given to, seeing sights; eager for novelties or curiosities.

Sight-seeing (n.) The act of seeing sights; eagerness for novelties or curiosities.

Sight-seer (n.) One given to seeing sights or noted things, or eager for novelties or curiosities.

Sight-shot (n.) Distance to which the sight can reach or be thrown.

Sightsmen (pl. ) of Sightsman

Sightsman (n.) One who reads or performs music readily at first sight.

Sigil (n.) A seal; a signature.

Sigillaria (n. pl.) 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.

Sigillaria (n.) A genus of fossil trees principally found in the coal formation; -- so named from the seallike leaf scars in vertical rows on the surface.

Sigillarid (n.) One of an extinct family of cryptagamous trees, including the genus Sigillaria and its allies.

Sigillated (a.) Decorated by means of stamps; -- said of pottery.

Sigillative (a.) Fit to seal; belonging to a seal; composed of wax.

Sigilla (pl. ) of Sigillum

Sigillum (n.) A seal.

Sigla (n. pl.) The signs, abbreviations, letters, or characters standing for words, shorthand, etc., in ancient manuscripts, or on coins, medals, etc.

Sigmas (pl. ) of Sigma

Sigma (n.) The Greek letter /, /, or / (English S, or s). It originally had the form of the English C.

Sigmodont (n.) 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 (a.) Alt. of Sigmoidal

Sigmoidal (a.) Curved in two directions, like the letter S, or the Greek /.

Sigmoidally (adv.) In a sigmoidal manner.

Sign (n.) That by which anything is made known or represented; that which furnishes evidence; a mark; a token; an indication; a proof.

Sign (n.) A remarkable event, considered by the ancients as indicating the will of some deity; a prodigy; an omen.

Sign (n.) An event considered by the Jews as indicating the divine will, or as manifesting an interposition of the divine power for some special end; a miracle; a wonder.

Sign (n.) Something serving to indicate the existence, or preserve the memory, of a thing; a token; a memorial; a monument.

Sign (n.) Any symbol or emblem which prefigures, typifles, or represents, an idea; a type; hence, sometimes, a picture.

Sign (n.) A word or a character regarded as the outward manifestation of thought; as, words are the sign of ideas.

Sign (n.) A motion, an action, or a gesture by which a thought is expressed, or a command or a wish made known.

Sign (n.) Hence, one of the gestures of pantomime, or of a language of a signs such as those used by the North American Indians, or those used by the deaf and dumb.

Sign (n.) A military emblem carried on a banner or a standard.

Sign (n.) A lettered board, or other conspicuous notice, placed upon or before a building, room, shop, or office to advertise the business there transacted, or the name of the person or firm carrying it on; a publicly displayed token or notice.

Sign (n.) The twelfth part of the ecliptic or zodiac.

Sign (n.) A character indicating the relation of quantities, or an operation performed upon them; as, the sign + (plus); the sign -- (minus); the sign of division Í, and the like.

Sign (n.) An objective evidence of disease; that is, one appreciable by some one other than the patient.

Sign (n.) Any character, as a flat, sharp, dot, etc.

Sign (n.) That which, being external, stands for, or signifies, something internal or spiritual; -- a term used in the Church of England in speaking of an ordinance considered with reference to that which it represents.

Signed (imp. & p. p.) of Sign

Signing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sign

Sign (n.) To represent by a sign; to make known in a typical or emblematic manner, in distinction from speech; to signify.

Sign (n.) To make a sign upon; to mark with a sign.

Sign (n.) To affix a signature to; to ratify by hand or seal; to subscribe in one's own handwriting.

Sign (n.) To assign or convey formally; -- used with away.

Sign (n.) To mark; to make distinguishable.

Sign (v. i.) To be a sign or omen.

Sign (v. i.) To make a sign or signal; to communicate directions or intelligence by signs.

Sign (v. i.) To write one's name, esp. as a token of assent, responsibility, or obligation.

Signable (a.) Suitable to be signed; requiring signature; as, a legal document signable by a particular person.

Signal (n.) 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.

Signal (n.) A token; an indication; a foreshadowing; a sign.

Signal (a.) Noticeable; distinguished from what is ordinary; eminent; remarkable; memorable; as, a signal exploit; a signal service; a signal act of benevolence.

Signal (a.) Of or pertaining to signals, or the use of signals in conveying information; as, a signal flag or officer.

Signaled (/) or Signalled (imp. & p. p.) of Signal

Signaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Signal

Signalling () of Signal

Signal (v. t.) To communicate by signals; as, to signal orders.

Signal (v. t.) To notify by a signals; to make a signal or signals to; as, to signal a fleet to anchor.

Signalist (n.) One who makes signals; one who communicates intelligence by means of signals.

Signality (n.) The quality or state of being signal or remarkable.

Signalized (imp. & p. p.) of Signalize

Signalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Signalize

Signalize (a.) To make signal or eminent; to render distinguished from what is common; to distinguish.

Signalize (a.) To communicate with by means of a signal; as, a ship signalizes its consort.

Signalize (a.) To indicate the existence, presence, or fact of, by a signal; as, to signalize the arrival of a steamer.

Signally (adv.) In a signal manner; eminently.

-men (pl. ) of Signalman

Signalman (n.) 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 (n.) The act of signaling, or of signalizing; hence, description by peculiar, appropriate, or characteristic marks.

Signate (v. t.) Having definite color markings.

Signation (v. t.) Sign given; marking.

Signatory (a.) Relating to a seal; used in sealing.

Signatory (a.) Signing; joining or sharing in a signature; as, signatory powers.

-ries (pl. ) of Signatory

Signatory (n.) A signer; one who signs or subscribes; as, a conference of signatories.

Signature (v. t.) A sign, stamp, or mark impressed, as by a seal.

Signature (v. t.) Especially, the name of any person, written with his own hand, employed to signify that the writing which precedes accords with his wishes or intentions; a sign manual; an autograph.

Signature (v. t.) An outward mark by which internal characteristics were supposed to be indicated.

Signature (v. t.) A resemblance between the external characters of a disease and those of some physical agent, for instance, that existing between the red skin of scarlet fever and a red cloth; -- supposed to indicate this agent in the treatment of the disease.

Signature (v. t.) The designation of the key (when not C major, or its relative, A minor) by means of one or more sharps or flats at the beginning of the staff, immediately after the clef, affecting all notes of the same letter throughout the piece or movement. Each minor key has the same signature as its relative major.

Signature (v. t.) A letter or figure placed at the bottom of the first page of each sheet of a book or pamphlet, as a direction to the binder in arranging and folding the sheets.

Signature (v. t.) The printed sheet so marked, or the form from which it is printed; as, to reprint one or more signatures.

Signature (v. t.) That part of a prescription which contains the directions to the patient. It is usually prefaced by S or Sig. (an abbreviation for the Latin signa, imperative of signare to sign or mark).

Signature (v. t.) To mark with, or as with, a signature or signatures.

Signaturist (n.) One who holds to the doctrine of signatures impressed upon objects, indicative of character or qualities.

Signboard (n.) 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 (n.) One who signs or subscribes his name; as, a memorial with a hundred signers.

Signet (n.) 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 (a.) Stamped or marked with a signet.

Signifer (a.) Bearing signs.

Significance (n.) Alt. of Significancy

Significancy (n.) The quality or state of being significant.

Significancy (n.) That which is signified; meaning; import; as, the significance of a nod, of a motion of the hand, or of a word or expression.

Significancy (n.) Importance; moment; weight; consequence.

Significant (a.) 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.

Significant (a.) Deserving to be considered; important; momentous; as, a significant event.

Significant (n.) That which has significance; a sign; a token; a symbol.

Significantly (adv.) In a significant manner.

Significate (n.) One of several things signified by a common term.

Signification (n.) The act of signifying; a making known by signs or other means.

Signification (n.) That which is signified or made known; that meaning which a sign, character, or token is intended to convey; as, the signification of words.

Significative (a.) Betokening or representing by an external sign.

Significative (a.) Having signification or meaning; expressive of a meaning or purpose; significant.

Significator (n.) One who, or that which, signifies.

Significatory (a.) Significant.

Significatory (n.) That which is significatory.

Significavit (n.) 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 (imp. & p. p.) of Signify

Signifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Signify

Signify (n.) 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.

Signify (n.) To mean; to import; to denote; to betoken.

Signior (n.) Sir; Mr. The English form and pronunciation for the Italian Signor and the Spanish Seľor.

Signiorize (v. t.) To exercise dominion over; to lord it over.

Signiorize (v. i.) To exercise dominion; to seigniorize.

Signiorship (n.) State or position of a signior.

Signiory (n.) Same as Seigniory.

Signor (n.) Alt. of Signore

Signore (n.) Sir; Mr.; -- a title of address or respect among the Italians. Before a noun the form is Signor.

Signora (n.) Madam; Mrs; -- a title of address or respect among the Italians.

Signorina (n.) Miss; -- a title of address among the Italians.

Signpost (n.) A post on which a sign hangs, or on which papers are placed to give public notice of anything.

Sik (a.) Alt. of Sike

Sike (a.) Such. See Such.

Sike (n.) A gutter; a stream, such as is usually dry in summer.

Sike (n.) A sick person.

Sike (v. i.) To sigh.

Sike (n.) A sigh.

Siker (n.) Alt. of Sikerness

Sikerly (n.) Alt. of Sikerness

Sikerness (n.) See 2d Sicker, Sickerly, etc.

Sikhs (n. pl.) A religious sect noted for warlike traits, founded in the Punjab at the end of the 15th century.

Silage (n. & v.) Short for Ensilage.

Sile (v. t.) To strain, as fresh milk.

Sile (v. i.) To drop; to flow; to fall.

Sile (n.) A sieve with fine meshes.

Sile (n.) Filth; sediment.

Sile (n.) A young or small herring.

Silence (n.) The state of being silent; entire absence of sound or noise; absolute stillness.

Silence (n.) Forbearance from, or absence of, speech; taciturnity; muteness.

Silence (n.) Secrecy; as, these things were transacted in silence.

Silence (n.) The cessation of rage, agitation, or tumilt; calmness; quiest; as, the elements were reduced to silence.

Silence (n.) Absence of mention; oblivion.

Silence (interj.) Be silent; -- used elliptically for let there be silence, or keep silence.

Silenced (imp. & p. p.) of Silence

Silencing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Silence

Silence (v. t.) To compel to silence; to cause to be still; to still; to hush.

Silence (v. t.) To put to rest; to quiet.

Silence (v. t.) To restrain from the exercise of any function, privilege of instruction, or the like, especially from the act of preaching; as, to silence a minister of the gospel.

Silence (v. t.) To cause to cease firing, as by a vigorous cannonade; as, to silence the batteries of an enemy.

Silene (n.) A genus of caryophyllaceous plants, usually covered with a viscid secretion by which insects are caught; catchfly.

Silent (a.) Free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet.

Silent (a.) Not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative.

Silent (a.) Keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed; as, the wind is silent.

Silent (a.) Not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent; as, e is silent in "fable."

Silent (a.) Having no effect; not operating; inefficient.

Silent (n.) That which is silent; a time of silence.

Silentiary (n.) One appointed to keep silence and order in court; also, one sworn not to divulge secrets of state.

Silentious (a.) Habitually silent; taciturn; reticent.

Silently (adv.) In a silent manner.

Silentness (n.) State of being silent; silence.

Silenus (n.) See Wanderoo.

Silesia (n.) A kind of linen cloth, originally made in Silesia, a province of Prussia.

Silesia (n.) A twilled cotton fabric, used for dress linings.

Silesian (a.) Of or pertaining to Silesia.

Silesian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Silesia.

Silex (n.) Silica, SiO2 as found in nature, constituting quarz, and most sands and sandstones. See Silica, and Silicic.

Silhouette (n.) 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.

Silhouette (v. t.) To represent by a silhouette; to project upon a background, so as to be like a silhouette.

Silica (n.) Silicon dioxide, SiO/. It constitutes ordinary quartz (also opal and tridymite), and is artifically prepared as a very fine, white, tasteless, inodorous powder.

Silicate (n.) A salt of silicic acid.

Silicated (a.) Combined or impregnated with silicon or silica; as, silicated hydrogen; silicated rocks.

Silicatization (n.) Silicification.

Silicea (n. pl.) Same as Silicoidea.

Siliceous (a.) Of or pertaining to silica; containing silica, or partaking of its nature.

Silicic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, silica; specifically, designating compounds of silicon; as, silicic acid.

Silicicalcareous (a.) Consisting of silica and calcareous matter.

Silicide (n.) A binary compound of silicon, or one regarded as binary.

Siliciferous (a.) Producing silica; united with silica.

Silicification (n.) 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 (a.) Combined or impregnated with silicon or silica, especially the latter; as, silicified wood.

Silicified (imp. & p. p.) of Silicify

Silicifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Silicify

Silicify (v. t.) To convert into, or to impregnate with, silica, or with the compounds of silicon.

Silicify (v. i.) To become converted into silica, or to be impregnated with silica.

Silicioidea (n. pl.) Same as Silicoidea.

Silicious (a.) See Siliceous.

Silicispongiae (n. pl.) Same as Silicoidea.

Silicited (a.) Silicified.

Silicium (n.) See Silicon.

Siliciureted (a.) Combined or impregnated with silicon.

Silicle (n.) A seed vessel resembling a silique, but about as broad as it is long. See Silique.

Silico- () A combining form (also used adjectively) denoting the presence of silicon or its compounds; as, silicobenzoic, silicofluoride, etc.

Silicofluoric (a.) Containing, or composed of, silicon and fluorine; especially, denoting the compounds called silicofluorides.

Silicofluoride (n.) A fluosilicate; a salt of silicofluoric acid.

Silicoidea (n. pl.) An extensive order of Porifera, which includes those that have the skeleton composed mainly of siliceous fibers or spicules.

Silicon (n.) 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 (a.) 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 (n.) A silicle.

Silicule (n.) A silicle.

Siliculose (a.) Bearing silicles; pertaining to, or resembling, silicles.

Siliculose (a.) Full of, or consisting of, husks; husky.

Siliginose (a.) Made of fine wheat.

Siling () a. & n. from Sile to strain.

Siliquae (pl. ) of Siliqua

Siliqua (n.) Same as Silique.

Siliqua (n.) A weight of four grains; a carat; -- a term used by jewelers, and refiners of gold.

Silique (n.) 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 (a.) Having the form of a silique.

Siliquosa (n. pl.) A Linnaean order of plants including those which bear siliques.

Siliquose (a.) Alt. of Siliquous

Siliquous (a.) Bearing siliques; as, siliquose plants; pertaining to, or resembling, siliques; as, siliquose capsules.

Silk (n.) 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.

Silk (n.) Hence, thread spun, or cloth woven, from the above-named material.

Silk (n.) That which resembles silk, as the filiform styles of the female flower of maize.

Silken (a.) Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; as, silken cloth; a silken veil.

Silken (a.) Fig.: Soft; delicate; tender; smooth; as, silken language.

Silken (a.) Dressed in silk.

Silken (v. t.) To render silken or silklike.

Silkiness (n.) The quality or state of being silky or silken; softness and smoothness.

Silkiness (n.) Fig.: Effeminacy; weakness.

Silkmen (pl. ) of Silkman

Silkman (n.) A dealer in silks; a silk mercer.

Silkness (n.) Silkiness.

Silkweed (n.) Any plant of the genera Asclepias and Acerates whose seed vessels contain a long, silky down; milkweed.

Silkworm (n.) 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 (superl.) Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; silken; silklike; as, a silky luster.

Silky (superl.) Hence, soft and smooth; as, silky wine.

Silky (superl.) Covered with soft hairs pressed close to the surface, as a leaf; sericeous.

Sill (n.) 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.

Sill (n.) The timber or stone at the foot of a door; the threshold.

Sill (n.) The timber or stone on which a window frame stands; or, the lowest piece in a window frame.

Sill (n.) The floor of a gallery or passage in a mine.

Sill (n.) A piece of timber across the bottom of a canal lock for the gates to shut against.

Sill (n.) The shaft or thill of a carriage.

Sill (n.) A young herring.

Sillabub (n.) 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 (n.) Silver.

Sillily (adv.) In a silly manner; foolishly.

Sillimanite (n.) Same as Fibrolite.

Silliness (n.) The quality or state of being silly.

Sillock (n.) The pollock, or coalfish.

Sillon (n.) A work raised in the middle of a wide ditch, to defend it.

Silly (n.) Happy; fortunate; blessed.

Silly (n.) Harmless; innocent; inoffensive.

Silly (n.) Weak; helpless; frail.

Silly (n.) Rustic; plain; simple; humble.

Silly (n.) Weak in intellect; destitute of ordinary strength of mind; foolish; witless; simple; as, a silly woman.

Silly (n.) Proceeding from want of understanding or common judgment; characterized by weakness or folly; unwise; absurd; stupid; as, silly conduct; a silly question.

Sillyhow (a.) A caul. See Caul, n., 3.

Silo (n.) A pit or vat for packing away green fodder for winter use so as to exclude air and outside moisture. See Ensilage.

Silt (n.) Mud or fine earth deposited from running or standing water.

Silted (imp. & p. p.) of Silt

Silting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Silt

Silt (v. t.) To choke, fill, or obstruct with silt or mud.

Silt (v. i.) To flow through crevices; to percolate.

Silty (a.) Full of silt; resembling silt.

Silure (n.) A fish of the genus Silurus, as the sheatfish; a siluroid.

Silurian (a.) 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.

Silurian (n.) The Silurian age.

Siluridan (n.) Any fish of the family Siluridae or of the order Siluroidei.

Siluroid (n.) 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.

Siluroid (n.) A siluroid fish.

Siluroidei (n. pl.) An order of fishes, the Nematognathi.

Silurus (n.) A genus of large malacopterygious fishes of the order Siluroidei. They inhabit the inland waters of Europe and Asia.

Silvas (pl. ) of Silva

Silvae (pl. ) of Silva

Silva (n.) The forest trees of a region or country, considered collectively.

Silva (n.) A description or history of the forest trees of a country.

Silvan (a.) Of or pertaining to woods; composed of woods or groves; woody.

Silvan (n.) See Sylvanium.

Silvanite (n.) See Sylvanite.

Silvas (n. pl.) Alt. of Selvas

Selvas (n. pl.) Vast woodland plains of South America.

Silvate (n.) Same as Sylvate.

Silver (n.) 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.

Silver (n.) Coin made of silver; silver money.

Silver (n.) Anything having the luster or appearance of silver.

Silver (n.) The color of silver.

Silver (a.) Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup.

Silver (a.) Resembling silver.

Silver (a.) Bright; resplendent; white.

Silver (a.) Precious; costly.

Silver (a.) Giving a clear, ringing sound soft and clear.

Silver (a.) Sweet; gentle; peaceful.

Silvered (imp. & p. p.) of Silver

Silvering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Silver

Silver (v. t.) To cover with silver; to give a silvery appearance to by applying a metal of a silvery color; as, to silver a pin; to silver a glass mirror plate with an amalgam of tin and mercury.

Silver (v. t.) To polish like silver; to impart a brightness to, like that of silver.

Silver (v. t.) To make hoary, or white, like silver.

Silver (v. i.) To acquire a silvery color.

Silverback (n.) The knot.

Silverberry (n.) A tree or shrub (Elaeagnus argentea) with silvery foliage and fruit.

Silverbill (n.) An Old World finch of the genus Minia, as the M. Malabarica of India, and M. cantans of Africa.

Silverboom (n.) See Leucadendron.

Silverfin (n.) A small North American fresh-water cyprinoid fish (Notropis Whipplei).

Silverfish (n.) The tarpum.

Silverfish (n.) A white variety of the goldfish.

Silver-gray (a.) Having a gray color with a silvery luster; as, silver-gray hair.

Silveriness (n.) The state of being silvery.

Silvering (n.) The art or process of covering metals, wood, paper, glass, etc., with a thin film of metallic silver, or a substance resembling silver; also, the firm do laid on; as, the silvering of a glass speculum.

Silverized (imp. & p. p.) of Silverize

Silverizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Silverize

Silverize (v. t.) To cover with silver.

Silverless (a.) Having no silcver; hence, without money; impecunious.

Silverling (n.) A small silver coin.

Silverly (adv.) Like silver in appearance or in sound.

Silvern (a.) Made of silver.

Silversides (n.) 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.

Silversmith (n.) One whose occupation is to manufacture utensils, ornaments, etc., of silver; a worker in silver.

Silverspot (n.) Any one of numerous species of butterflies of the genus Argynnis and allied genera, having silvery spots on the under side of the wings. See Illust. under Aphrodite.

Silverware (n.) Dishes, vases, ornaments, and utensils of various sorts, made of silver.

Silverweed (n.) A perennial rosaceous herb (Potentilla Anserina) having the leaves silvery white beneath.

Silvery (a.) Resembling, or having the luster of, silver; grayish white and lustrous; of a mild luster; bright.

Silvery (a.) Besprinkled or covered with silver.

Silvery (a.) Having the clear, musical tone of silver; soft and clear in sound; as, silvery voices; a silvery laugh.

Silviculture (n.) See Sylviculture.

Sima (n.) A cyma.

Simagre (n.) A grimace.

Simar (n.) A woman's long dress or robe; also light covering; a scarf.

Simarre () See Simar.

Simblot (n.) The harness of a drawloom.

Simia (n.) A Linnaean genus of Quadrumana which included the types of numerous modern genera. By modern writers it is usually restricted to the genus which includes the orang-outang.

Simial (a.) Simian; apelike.

Simian (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Simiadae, which, in its widest sense, includes all the Old World apes and monkeys; also, apelike.

Simian (n.) Any Old World monkey or ape.

Similar (a.) Exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely like.

Similar (a.) Nearly corresponding; resembling in many respects; somewhat like; having a general likeness.

Similar (a.) Homogenous; uniform.

Similar (n.) That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.

-ties (pl. ) of Similarity

Similarity (n.) The quality or state of being similar; likeness; resemblance; as, a similarity of features.

Similarly (adv.) In a similar manner.

Similary (a.) Similar.

Similative (a.) Implying or indicating likeness or resemblance.

Similes (pl. ) of Simile

Simile (n.) A word or phrase by which anything is likened, in one or more of its aspects, to something else; a similitude; a poetical or imaginative comparison.

Similiter (n.) The technical name of the form by which either party, in pleading, accepts the issue tendered by his opponent; -- called sometimes a joinder in issue.

Similitude (n.) The quality or state of being similar or like; resemblance; likeness; similarity; as, similitude of substance.

Similitude (n.) The act of likening, or that which likens, one thing to another; fanciful or imaginative comparison; a simile.

Similitude (n.) That which is like or similar; a representation, semblance, or copy; a facsimile.

Similitudinary (a.) Involving or expressing similitude.

Similize (v. t.) To liken; to compare; as, to similize a person, thing, or act.

Similor (n.) An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, but of a golden color.

Semious (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sim/; monkeylike.

Simitar (n.) See Scimiter.

Simmered (imp. & p. p.) of Simmer

Simmering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Simmer

Simmer (v. i.) To boil gently, or with a gentle hissing; to begin to boil.

Simmer (v. t.) To cause to boil gently; to cook in liquid heated almost or just to the boiling point.

Simnel (n.) A kind of cake made of fine flour; a cracknel.

Simnel (n.) A kind of rich plum cake, eaten especially on Mid-Lent Sunday.

Simoniac (n.) One who practices simony, or who buys or sells preferment in the church.

Simoniacal (a.) Of or pertaining to simony; guilty of simony; consisting of simony.

Simonial (a.) Simoniacal.

Simonian (n.) One of the followers of Simon Magus; also, an adherent of certain heretical sects in the early Christian church.

Simonious (a.) Simoniacal.

Simonist (n.) One who practices simony.

Simony (n.) The crime of buying or selling ecclesiastical preferment; the corrupt presentation of any one to an ecclesiastical benefice for money or reward.

Simoom (n.) Alt. of Simoon

Simoon (n.) A hot, dry, suffocating, dust-laden wind, that blows occasionally in Arabia, Syria, and neighboring countries, generated by the extreme heat of the parched deserts or sandy plains.

Simous (a.) Having a very flat or snub nose, with the end turned up.

Simpai (n.) A long-tailed monkey (Semnopitchecus melalophus) native of Sumatra. It has a crest of black hair. The forehead and cheeks are fawn color, the upper parts tawny and red, the under parts white. Called also black-crested monkey, and sinpae.

Simpered (imp. & p. p.) of Simper

Simpering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Simper

Simper (v. i.) To smile in a silly, affected, or conceited manner.

Simper (v. i.) To glimmer; to twinkle.

Simper (n.) A constrained, self-conscious smile; an affected, silly smile; a smirk.

Simperer (n.) One who simpers.

Simpering () a. &. n. from Simper, v.

Simperingly (adv.) In a simpering manner.

Simple (a.) Single; not complex; not infolded or entangled; uncombined; not compounded; not blended with something else; not complicated; as, a simple substance; a simple idea; a simple sound; a simple machine; a simple problem; simple tasks.

Simple (a.) Plain; unadorned; as, simple dress.

Simple (a.) Mere; not other than; being only.

Simple (a.) Not given to artifice, stratagem, or duplicity; undesigning; sincere; true.

Simple (a.) Artless in manner; unaffected; unconstrained; natural; inartificial;; straightforward.

Simple (a.) Direct; clear; intelligible; not abstruse or enigmatical; as, a simple statement; simple language.

Simple (a.) Weak in intellect; not wise or sagacious; of but moderate understanding or attainments; hence, foolish; silly.

Simple (a.) Not luxurious; without much variety; plain; as, a simple diet; a simple way of living.

Simple (a.) Humble; lowly; undistinguished.

Simple (a.) Without subdivisions; entire; as, a simple stem; a simple leaf.

Simple (a.) Not capable of being decomposed into anything more simple or ultimate by any means at present known; elementary; thus, atoms are regarded as simple bodies. Cf. Ultimate, a.

Simple (a.) Homogenous.

Simple (a.) Consisting of a single individual or zooid; as, a simple ascidian; -- opposed to compound.

Simple (a.) Something not mixed or compounded.

Simple (a.) A medicinal plant; -- so called because each vegetable was supposed to possess its particular virtue, and therefore to constitute a simple remedy.

Simple (a.) A drawloom.

Simple (a.) A part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom.

Simple (a.) A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.

Simple (v. i.) To gather simples, or medicinal plants.

Simple-hearted (a.) Sincere; inguenuous; guileless.

Simple-minded (a.) Artless; guileless; simple-hearted; undesigning; unsuspecting; devoid of duplicity.

Simpleness (n.) The quality or state of being simple; simplicity.

Simpler (n.) One who collects simples, or medicinal plants; a herbalist; a simplist.

Simpless (n.) Simplicity; silliness.

Simpleton (n.) A person of weak intellect; a silly person.

Simplician (n.) One who is simple.

Simplicity (n.) The quality or state of being simple, unmixed, or uncompounded; as, the simplicity of metals or of earths.

Simplicity (n.) The quality or state of being not complex, or of consisting of few parts; as, the simplicity of a machine.

Simplicity (n.) Artlessness of mind; freedom from cunning or duplicity; lack of acuteness and sagacity.

Simplicity (n.) Freedom from artificial ornament, pretentious style, or luxury; plainness; as, simplicity of dress, of style, or of language; simplicity of diet; simplicity of life.

Simplicity (n.) Freedom from subtlety or abstruseness; clearness; as, the simplicity of a doctrine; the simplicity of an explanation or a demonstration.

Simplicity (n.) Weakness of intellect; silliness; folly.

Simplification (n.) The act of simplifying.

Simplified (imp. & p. p.) of Simplify

Simplifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Simplify

Simplify (v. t.) To make simple; to make less complex; to make clear by giving the explanation for; to show an easier or shorter process for doing or making.

Simplist (n.) One skilled in simples, or medicinal plants; a simpler.

Simplistic (a.) Of or pertaining to simples, or a simplist.

Simplity (n.) Simplicity.

Simploce (n.) See Symploce.

Simply (adv.) In a simple manner or state; considered in or by itself; without addition; along; merely; solely; barely.

Simply (adv.) Plainly; without art or subtlety.

Simply (adv.) Weakly; foolishly.

Simulacher (n.) Alt. of Simulachre

Simulachre (n.) See Simulacrum.

Simulacra (pl. ) of Simulacrum

Simulacrum (n.) A likeness; a semblance; a mock appearance; a sham; -- now usually in a derogatory sense.

Simular (n.) One who pretends to be what he is not; one who, or that which, simulates or counterfeits something; a pretender.

Simular (a.) False; specious; counterfeit.

Simulate (a.) Feigned; pretended.

Simulated (imp. & p. p.) of Simulate

Simulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Simulate

Simulate (v. t.) To assume the mere appearance of, without the reality; to assume the signs or indications of, falsely; to counterfeit; to feign.

Simulation (n.) The act of simulating, or assuming an appearance which is feigned, or not true; -- distinguished from dissimulation, which disguises or conceals what is true.

Simulator (n.) One who simulates, or feigns.

Simulatory (a.) Simulated, or capable of being simulated.

Simultaneity (n.) The quality or state of being simultaneous; simultaneousness.

Simultaneous (a.) Existing, happening, or done, at the same time; as, simultaneous events.

Simulty (n.) Private grudge or quarrel; as, domestic simulties.

Sin (adv., prep., & conj.) Old form of Since.

Sin (n.) Transgression of the law of God; disobedience of the divine command; any violation of God's will, either in purpose or conduct; moral deficiency in the character; iniquity; as, sins of omission and sins of commission.

Sin (n.) An offense, in general; a violation of propriety; a misdemeanor; as, a sin against good manners.

Sin (n.) A sin offering; a sacrifice for sin.

Sin (n.) An embodiment of sin; a very wicked person.

Sinned (imp. & p. p.) of Sin

Sinning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sin

Sin (n.) To depart voluntarily from the path of duty prescribed by God to man; to violate the divine law in any particular, by actual transgression or by the neglect or nonobservance of its injunctions; to violate any known rule of duty; -- often followed by against.

Sin (n.) To violate human rights, law, or propriety; to commit an offense; to trespass; to transgress.

Sinaic (a.) Alt. of Sinaitic

Sinaitic (a.) Of or pertaining to Mount Sinai; given or made at Mount Sinai; as, the Sinaitic law.

Sinalbin (n.) A glucoside found in the seeds of white mustard (Brassica alba, formerly Sinapis alba), and extracted as a white crystalline substance.

Sinamine (n.) A bitter white crystalline nitrogenous substance, obtained indirectly from oil of mustard and ammonia; -- called also allyl melamine.

Sinapate (n.) A salt of sinapic acid.

Sinapic (a.) Of or pertaining to sinapine; specifically, designating an acid (C11H12O5) related to gallic acid, and obtained by the decomposition of sinapine, as a white crystalline substance.

Sinapine (n.) An alkaloid occuring in the seeds of mustard. It is extracted, in combination with sulphocyanic acid, as a white crystalline substance, having a hot, bitter taste. When sinapine is isolated it is unstable and undergoes decomposition.

Sinapis (n.) A disused generic name for mustard; -- now called Brassica.

Sinapisin (n.) A substance extracted from mustard seed and probably identical with sinalbin.

Sinapism (n.) A plaster or poultice composed principally of powdered mustard seed, or containing the volatile oil of mustard seed. It is a powerful irritant.

Sinapoleic (a.) Of or pertaining to mustard oil; specifically, designating an acid of the oleic acid series said to occur in mistard oil.

Sinapoline (n.) A nitrogenous base, CO.(NH.C3H5)2, related to urea, extracted from mustard oil, and also produced artifically, as a white crystalline substance; -- called also diallyl urea.

Sincaline (n.) Choline.

Since (adv.) From a definite past time until now; as, he went a month ago, and I have not seen him since.

Since (adv.) In the time past, counting backward from the present; before this or now; ago.

Since (adv.) When or that.

Since (prep.) From the time of; in or during the time subsequent to; subsequently to; after; -- usually with a past event or time for the object.

Since (conj.) Seeing that; because; considering; -- formerly followed by that.

Sincere (superl.) Pure; unmixed; unadulterated.

Sincere (superl.) Whole; perfect; unhurt; uninjured.

Sincere (superl.) Being in reality what it appears to be; having a character which corresponds with the appearance; not falsely assumed; genuine; true; real; as, a sincere desire for knowledge; a sincere contempt for meanness.

Sincere (superl.) Honest; free from hypocrisy or dissimulation; as, a sincere friend; a sincere person.

Sincerely (adv.) In a sincere manner.

Sincerely (adv.) Purely; without alloy.

Sincerely (adv.) Honestly; unfeignedly; without dissimulation; as, to speak one's mind sincerely; to love virtue sincerely.

Sincereness (n.) Same as Sincerity.

Sincerity (n.) The quality or state of being sincere; honesty of mind or intention; freedom from simulation, hypocrisy, disguise, or false pretense; sincereness.

Sinch (n.) A saddle girth made of leather, canvas, woven horsehair, or woven grass.

Sinch (v. t.) To gird with a sinch; to tighten the sinch or girth of (a saddle); as, to sinch up a sadle.

Sincipital (a.) Of or pertaining to the sinciput; being in the region of the sinciput.

Sinciput (n.) The fore part of the head.

Sinciput (n.) The part of the head of a bird between the base of the bill and the vertex.

Sindon (n.) A wrapper.

Sindon (n.) A small rag or pledget introduced into the hole in the cranium made by a trephine.

Sine (n.) The length of a perpendicular drawn from one extremity of an arc of a circle to the diameter drawn through the other extremity.

Sine (n.) The perpendicular itself. See Sine of angle, below.

Sine (prep.) Without.

Sinecural (a.) Of or pertaining to a sinecure; being in the nature of a sinecure.

Sinecure (n.) An ecclesiastical benefice without the care of souls.

Sinecure (n.) Any office or position which requires or involves little or no responsibility, labor, or active service.

Sinecure (v. t.) To put or place in a sinecure.

Sinecurism (n.) The state of having a sinecure.

Sinecurist (n.) One who has a sinecure.

Sinew (n.) A tendon or tendonous tissue. See Tendon.

Sinew (n.) Muscle; nerve.

Sinew (n.) Fig.: That which supplies strength or power.

Sinewed (imp. & p. p.) of Sinew

Sinewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sinew

Sinew (v. t.) To knit together, or make strong with, or as with, sinews.

Sinewed (a.) Furnished with sinews; as, a strong-sinewed youth.

Sinewed (a.) Fig.: Equipped; strengthened.

Sinewiness (n.) Quality of being sinewy.

Sinewish (a.) Sinewy.

Sinewless (a.) Having no sinews; hence, having no strength or vigor.

Sinewous (a.) Sinewy.

Sinew-shrunk (a.) Having the sinews under the belly shrunk by excessive fatigue.

Sinewy (a.) Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, a sinew or sinews.

Sinewy (a.) Well braced with, or as if with, sinews; nervous; vigorous; strong; firm; tough; as, the sinewy Ajax.

Sinful (a.) Tainted with, or full of, sin; wicked; iniquitous; criminal; unholy; as, sinful men; sinful thoughts.

Sung (imp.) of Sing

Sang () of Sing

Sung (p. p.) of Sing

Singing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sing

Sing (v. i.) To utter sounds with musical inflections or melodious modulations of voice, as fancy may dictate, or according to the notes of a song or tune, or of a given part (as alto, tenor, etc.) in a chorus or concerted piece.

Sing (v. i.) To utter sweet melodious sounds, as birds do.

Sing (v. i.) To make a small, shrill sound; as, the air sings in passing through a crevice.

Sing (v. i.) To tell or relate something in numbers or verse; to celebrate something in poetry.

Sing (v. i.) Ti cry out; to complain.

Sing (v. t.) To utter with musical infections or modulations of voice.

Sing (v. t.) To celebrate is song; to give praises to in verse; to relate or rehearse in numbers, verse, or poetry.

Sing (v. t.) To influence by singing; to lull by singing; as, to sing a child to sleep.

Sing (v. t.) To accompany, or attend on, with singing.

Singed (imp. & p. p.) of Singe

Singeing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Singe

Singe (v. t.) To burn slightly or superficially; to burn the surface of; to burn the ends or outside of; as, to singe the hair or the skin.

Singe (v. t.) To remove the nap of (cloth), by passing it rapidly over a red-hot bar, or over a flame, preliminary to dyeing it.

Singe (v. t.) To remove the hair or down from (a plucked chicken or the like) by passing it over a flame.

Singe (n.) A burning of the surface; a slight burn.

Singer (n.) One who, or that which, singes.

Singer (n.) One employed to singe cloth.

Singer (n.) A machine for singeing cloth.

Singer (n.) One who sings; especially, one whose profession is to sing.

Singeress (n.) A songstress.

Singhalese (n. & a.) Same as Cingalese.

Singing () a. & n. from Sing, v.

Singingly (adv.) With sounds like singing; with a kind of tune; in a singing tone.

Single (a.) One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.

Single (a.) Alone; having no companion.

Single (a.) Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman.

Single (a.) Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope.

Single (a.) Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat.

Single (a.) Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.

Single (a.) Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere.

Single (a.) Simple; not wise; weak; silly.

Singled (imp. & p. p.) of Single

Singling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Single

Single (v. t.) To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.

Single (v. t.) To sequester; to withdraw; to retire.

Single (v. t.) To take alone, or one by one.

Single (v. i.) To take the irrregular gait called single-foot;- said of a horse. See Single-foot.

Single (n.) A unit; one; as, to score a single.

Single (n.) The reeled filaments of silk, twisted without doubling to give them firmness.

Single (n.) A handful of gleaned grain.

Single (n.) A game with but one player on each side; -- usually in the plural.

Single (n.) A hit by a batter which enables him to reach first base only.

Single-acting (a.) Having simplicity of action; especially (Mach.), acting or exerting force during strokes in one direction only; -- said of a reciprocating engine, pump, etc.

Single-breasted (a.) Lapping over the breast only far enough to permit of buttoning, and having buttons on one edge only; as, a single-breasted coast.

Single-foot (n.) An irregular gait of a horse; -- called also single-footed pace. See Single, v. i.

Single-handed (a.) Having but one hand, or one workman; also, alone; unassisted.

Single-hearted (a.) Having an honest heart; free from duplicity.

Single-minded (a.) Having a single purpose; hence, artless; guileless; single-hearted.

Singleness (n.) The quality or state of being single, or separate from all others; the opposite of doubleness, complication, or multiplicity.

Singleness (n.) Freedom from duplicity, or secondary and selfish ends; purity of mind or purpose; simplicity; sincerity; as, singleness of purpose; singleness of heart.

Singles (n. pl.) See Single, n., 2.

Singlestick (n.) In England and Scotland, a cudgel used in fencing or fighting; a backsword.

Singlestick (n.) The game played with singlesticks, in which he who first brings blood from his adversary's head is pronounced victor; backsword; cudgeling.

Singlet (n.) An unlined or undyed waistcoat; a single garment; -- opposed to doublet.

Singleton (n.) In certain games at cards, as whist, a single card of any suit held at the deal by a player; as, to lead a singleton.

Singletree (n.) The pivoted or swinging bar to which the traces of a harnessed horse are fixed; a whiffletree.

Singly (adv.) Individually; particularly; severally; as, to make men singly and personally good.

Singly (adv.) Only; by one's self; alone.

Singly (adv.) Without partners, companions, or associates; single-handed; as, to attack another singly.

Singly (adv.) Honestly; sincerely; simply.

Singly (adv.) Singularly; peculiarly.

Sing-sing (n.) The kob.

Singsong (n.) Bad singing or poetry.

Singsong (n.) A drawling or monotonous tone, as of a badly executed song.

Singsong (a.) Drawling; monotonous.

Singsong (v. i.) To write poor poetry.

Singster (n.) A songstress.

Singular (a.) Separate or apart from others; single; distinct.

Singular (a.) Engaged in by only one on a side; single.

Singular (a.) Existing by itself; single; individual.

Singular (a.) Each; individual; as, to convey several parcels of land, all and singular.

Singular (a.) Denoting one person or thing; as, the singular number; -- opposed to dual and plural.

Singular (a.) Standing by itself; out of the ordinary course; unusual; uncommon; strange; as, a singular phenomenon.

Singular (a.) Distinguished as existing in a very high degree; rarely equaled; eminent; extraordinary; exceptional; as, a man of singular gravity or attainments.

Singular (a.) Departing from general usage or expectations; odd; whimsical; -- often implying disapproval or consure.

Singular (a.) Being alone; belonging to, or being, that of which there is but one; unique.

Singular (n.) An individual instance; a particular.

Singular (n.) The singular number, or the number denoting one person or thing; a word in the singular number.

Singularist (n.) One who affects singularity.

Singularities (pl. ) of Singularity

Singularity (n.) The quality or state of being singular; some character or quality of a thing by which it is distinguished from all, or from most, others; peculiarity.

Singularity (n.) Anything singular, rare, or curious.

Singularity (n.) Possession of a particular or exclusive privilege, prerogative, or distinction.

Singularity (n.) Celibacy.

Singularize (v. t.) To make singular or single; to distinguish.

Singularly (adv.) In a singular manner; in a manner, or to a degree, not common to others; extraordinarily; as, to be singularly exact in one's statements; singularly considerate of others.

Singularly (adv.) Strangely; oddly; as, to behave singularly.

Singularly (adv.) So as to express one, or the singular number.

Singult (n.) A sigh or sobbing; also, a hiccough.

Singultous (a.) Relating to, or affected with, hiccough.

Singultus (n.) Hiccough.

Sinical (a.) Of or pertaining to a sine; employing, or founded upon, sines; as, a sinical quadrant.

Sinigrin (n.) A glucoside found in the seeds of black mustard (Brassica nigra, formerly Sinapis nigra) It resembles sinalbin, and consists of a potassium salt of myronic acid.

Sinister (a.) On the left hand, or the side of the left hand; left; -- opposed to dexter, or right.

Sinister (a.) Unlucky; inauspicious; disastrous; injurious; evil; -- the left being usually regarded as the unlucky side; as, sinister influences.

Sinister (a.) Wrong, as springing from indirection or obliquity; perverse; dishonest; corrupt; as, sinister aims.

Sinister (a.) Indicative of lurking evil or harm; boding covert danger; as, a sinister countenance.

Sinister-handed (a.) Left-handed; hence, unlucky.

Sinisterly (adv.) In a sinister manner.

Sinistrad (adv.) Toward the left side; sinistrally.

Sinistral (a.) Of or pertaining to the left, inclining to the left; sinistrous; -- opposed to dextral.

Sinistral (a.) Having the whorls of the spire revolving or rising to the left; reversed; -- said of certain spiral shells.

Sinistrality (n.) The quality or state of being sinistral.

Sinistrally (adv.) Toward the left; in a sinistral manner.

Sinistrin (n.) A mucilaginous carbohydrate, resembling achroodextrin, extracted from squill as a colorless amorphous substance; -- so called because it is levorotatory.

Sinistrorsal (a.) Rising spirally from right to left (of the spectator); sinistrorse.

Sinistrorse (a.) Turning to the left (of the spectator) in the ascending line; -- the opposite of dextrorse. See Dextrorse.

Sinistrous (a.) Being on the left side; inclined to the left; sinistral.

Sinistrous (a.) Wrong; absurd; perverse.

Sinistrously (adv.) In a sinistrous manner; perversely; wrongly; unluckily.

Sinistrously (adv.) With a tendency to use the left hand.

Sunk (imp.) of Sink

Sank () of Sink

Sunk (p. p.) of Sink

Sunken () of Sink

Sinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sink

Sink (v. i.) To fall by, or as by, the force of gravity; to descend lower and lower; to decline gradually; to subside; as, a stone sinks in water; waves rise and sink; the sun sinks in the west.

Sink (v. i.) To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate.

Sink (v. i.) Hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to enter completely.

Sink (v. i.) To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fall slowly, as so the ground, from weakness or from an overburden; to fail in strength; to decline; to decay; to decrease.

Sink (v. i.) To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height.

Sink (v. t.) To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship.

Sink (v. t.) Figuratively: To cause to decline; to depress; to degrade; hence, to ruin irretrievably; to destroy, as by drowping; as, to sink one's reputation.

Sink (v. t.) To make (a depression) by digging, delving, or cutting, etc.; as, to sink a pit or a well; to sink a die.

Sink (v. t.) To bring low; to reduce in quantity; to waste.

Sink (v. t.) To conseal and appropriate.

Sink (v. t.) To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore.

Sink (v. t.) To reduce or extinguish by payment; as, to sink the national debt.

Sink (n.) A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes.

Sink (n.) A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc., as in a kitchen.

Sink (n.) A hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost; -- called also sink hole.

Sinker (n.) One who, or that which, sinks.

Sinker (n.) A weight on something, as on a fish line, to sink it.

Sinker (n.) In knitting machines, one of the thin plates, blades, or other devices, that depress the loops upon or between the needles.

Sinking () a. & n. from Sink.

Sinless (a.) Free from sin.

Sinner (n.) One who has sinned; especially, one who has sinned without repenting; hence, a persistent and incorrigible transgressor; one condemned by the law of God.

Sinner (v. i.) To act as a sinner.

Sinneress (n.) A woman who sins.

Sinnet (n.) See Sennit .

Sinological (a.) Relating to the Chinese language or literature.

Sinologist (n.) A sinologue.

Sinologue (n.) A student of Chinese; one versed in the Chinese language, literature, and history.

Sinology (n.) That branch of systemized knowledge which treats of the Chinese, their language, literature, etc.

Sinoper (n.) Sinople.

Sinopia (n.) Alt. of Sinopis

Sinopis (n.) A red pigment made from sinopite.

Sinopite (n.) A brickred ferruginous clay used by the ancients for red paint.

Sinople (n.) Ferruginous quartz, of a blood-red or brownish red color, sometimes with a tinge of yellow.

Sinople (n.) The tincture vert; green.

Sinque (n.) See Cinque.

Sinsring (n.) Same as Banxring.

Sinter (n.) Dross, as of iron; the scale which files from iron when hammered; -- applied as a name to various minerals.

Sinto () Alt. of Sintoist

Sintu () Alt. of Sintoist

Sintoism () Alt. of Sintoist

Sintoist () See Shinto, etc.

Sintoc (n.) A kind of spice used in the East Indies, consisting of the bark of a species of Cinnamomum.

Siniate (a.) Having the margin alternately curved inward and outward; having rounded lobes separated by rounded sinuses; sinuous; wavy.

Sinuated (imp. & p. p.) of Sinuate

Sinuating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sinuate

Sinuate (v. i.) To bend or curve in and out; to wind; to turn; to be sinusous.

Sinuated (a.) Same as Sinuate.

Sinuation (n.) A winding or bending in and out.

Sinuose (a.) Sinuous.

Sinuosities (pl. ) of Sinuosity

Sinuosity (n.) Quality or state of being sinuous.

Sinuosity (n.) A bend, or a series of bends and turns; a winding, or a series of windings; a wave line; a curve.

Sinuous (a.) Bending in and out; of a serpentine or undulating form; winding; crooked.

Sinupalliate (a.) Having a pallial sinus. See under Sinus.

Sinus (pl. ) of Sinus

Sinuses (pl. ) of Sinus

Sinus (n.) An opening; a hollow; a bending.

Sinus (n.) A bay of the sea; a recess in the shore.

Sinus (n.) A cavity; a depression.

Sinus (n.) A cavity in a bone or other part, either closed or with a narrow opening.

Sinus (n.) A dilated vessel or canal.

Sinus (n.) A narrow, elongated cavity, in which pus is collected; an elongated abscess with only a small orifice.

Sinus (n.) A depression between adjoining lobes.

Sinusoid (n.) The curve whose ordinates are proportional to the sines of the abscissas, the equation of the curve being y = a sin x. It is also called the curve of sines.

Sinusoidal (a.) Of or pertaining to a sinusoid; like a sinusoid.

Siogoon (n.) See Shogun.

Siogoonate (n.) See Shogunate.

Sioux (n. sing. & pl.) See Dakotas.

Sipped (imp. & p. p.) of Sip

Sipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sip

Sip (v. t.) To drink or imbibe in small quantities; especially, to take in with the lips in small quantities, as a liquid; as, to sip tea.

Sip (v. t.) To draw into the mouth; to suck up; as, a bee sips nectar from the flowers.

Sip (v. t.) To taste the liquor of; to drink out of.

Sip (v. i.) To drink a small quantity; to take a fluid with the lips; to take a sip or sips of something.

Sip (n.) The act of sipping; the taking of a liquid with the lips.

Sip (n.) A small draught taken with the lips; a slight taste.

Sipage (n.) See Seepage.

Sip (v. i.) See Seep.

Siphilis (n.) Syphilis.

Siphoid (n.) A siphon bottle. See under Siphon, n.

Siphon (n.) A device, consisting of a pipe or tube bent so as to form two branches or legs of unequal length, by which a liquid can be transferred to a lower level, as from one vessel to another, over an intermediate elevation, by the action of the pressure of the atmosphere in forcing the liquid up the shorter branch of the pipe immersed in it, while the continued excess of weight of the liquid in the longer branch (when once filled) causes a continuous flow. The flow takes place only when the discharging extremity of the pipe ia lower than the higher liquid surface, and when no part of the pipe is higher above the surface than the same liquid will rise by atmospheric pressure; that is, about 33 feet for water, and 30 inches for mercury, near the sea level.

Siphon (n.) One of the tubes or folds of the mantle border of a bivalve or gastropod mollusk by which water is conducted into the gill cavity. See Illust. under Mya, and Lamellibranchiata.

Siphon (n.) The anterior prolongation of the margin of any gastropod shell for the protection of the soft siphon.

Siphon (n.) The tubular organ through which water is ejected from the gill cavity of a cephaloid. It serves as a locomotive organ, by guiding and confining the jet of water. Called also siphuncle. See Illust. under Loligo, and Dibranchiata.

Siphon (n.) The siphuncle of a cephalopod shell.

Siphon (n.) The sucking proboscis of certain parasitic insects and crustaceans.

Siphon (n.) A sproutlike prolongation in front of the mouth of many gephyreans.

Siphon (n.) A tubular organ connected both with the esophagus and the intestine of certain sea urchins and annelids.

Siphon (n.) A siphon bottle.

Siphon (v. t.) To convey, or draw off, by means of a siphon, as a liquid from one vessel to another at a lower level.

Siphonage (n.) The action of a siphon.

Siphonal (a.) Of or pertaining to a siphon; resembling a siphon.

Siphonarid (n.) Any one of numerous species of limpet-shaped pulmonate gastropods of the genus Siphonaria. They cling to rocks between high and low water marks and have both lunglike organs and gills.

Siphonata (n. pl.) A tribe of bivalve mollusks in which the posterior mantle border is prolonged into two tubes or siphons. Called also Siphoniata. See Siphon, 2 (a), and Quahaug.

Siphonate (a.) Having a siphon or siphons.

Siphonate (a.) Belonging to the Siphonata.

Siphonet (n.) One of the two dorsal tubular organs on the hinder part of the abdomen of aphids. They give exit to the honeydew. See Illust. under Aphis.

Siphonia (n.) A former name for a euphorbiaceous genus (Hevea) of South American trees, the principal source of caoutchouc.

Siphoniata (n. pl.) Same as Siphonata.

Siphonic (a.) Of or pertaining to a siphon.

Siphonifer (n.) Any cephalopod having a siphonate shell.

Siphoniferous (a.) Siphon-bearing, as the shell of the nautilus and other cephalopods.

Siphonia (pl. ) of Siphonium

Siphonium (n.) A bony tube which, in some birds, connects the tympanium with the air chambers of the articular piece of the mandible.

Siphonobranchiata (n. pl.) A tribe of gastropods having the mantle border, on one or both sides, prolonged in the form of a spout through which water enters the gill cavity. The shell itself is not always siphonostomatous in this group.

Siphonobranchiate (a.) Having a siphon, or siphons, to convey water to the gills; belonging or pertaining to the Siphonobranchiata.

Siphonobranchiate (n.) One of the Siphonobranchiata.

Siphonoglyphe (n.) A gonidium.

Siphonophora (n. pl.) An order of pelagic Hydrozoa including species which form complex free-swimming communities composed of numerous zooids of various kinds, some of which act as floats or as swimming organs, others as feeding or nutritive zooids, and others as reproductive zooids. See Illust. under Physallia, and Porpita.

Siphonophoran (a.) Belonging to the Siphonophora.

Siphonophoran (n.) One of the Siphonophora.

Siphonophore (n.) One of the Siphonophora.

Siphonopoda (n. pl.) A division of Scaphopoda including those in which the foot terminates in a circular disk.

Siphonostomata (n. pl.) A tribe of parasitic copepod Crustacea including a large number of species that are parasites of fishes, as the lerneans. They have a mouth adapted to suck blood.

Siphonostomata (n. pl.) An artificial division of gastropods including those that have siphonostomatous shells.

Siphonostomatous (a.) Having the front edge of the aperture of the shell prolonged in the shape of a channel for the protection of the siphon; -- said of certain gastropods.

Siphonostomatous (a.) Pertaining to the Siphonostomata.

Siphonostome (n.) Any parasitic entomostracan of the tribe Siphonostomata.

Siphonostome (n.) A siphonostomatous shell.

Siphorhinal (a.) Having tubular nostrils, as the petrels.

Siphorhinian (n.) A siphorhinal bird.

Siphuncle (n.) The tube which runs through the partitions of chambered cephalopod shells.

Siphuncled (a.) Having a siphuncle; siphunculated.

Siphuncular (a.) Of or pertaining to the siphuncle.

Siphunculated (a.) Having a siphuncle.

Sipid (a.) Having a taste or flavorl savory; sapid.

Sipper (n.) One whi sips.

Sippet (n.) A small sop; a small, thin piece of toasted bread soaked in milk, broth, or the like; a small piece of toasted or fried bread cut into some special shape and used for garnishing.

Sipple (v. i.) To sip often.

Sippling (a.) Sipping often.

Sipunculacea (n. pl.) A suborder of Gephyrea, including those which have the body unarmed and the intestine opening anteriorly.

Sipunculoid (a.) Pertaining to the Sipunculoidea.

Sipunculoid (n.) One of the Sipunculoidea.

Sipunculoidea (n. pl.) Same as Gephyrea.

Sipunculoidea (n. pl.) In a restricted sense, same as Sipunculacea.

Si quis () A notification by a candidate for orders of his intention to inquire whether any impediment may be alleged against him.

Sir (n.) A man of social authority and dignity; a lord; a master; a gentleman; -- in this sense usually spelled sire.

Sir (n.) A title prefixed to the Christian name of a knight or a baronet.

Sir (n.) An English rendering of the LAtin Dominus, the academical title of a bachelor of arts; -- formerly colloquially, and sometimes contemptuously, applied to the clergy.

Sir (n.) A respectful title, used in addressing a man, without being prefixed to his name; -- used especially in speaking to elders or superiors; sometimes, also, used in the way of emphatic formality.

Siraskier (n.) See Seraskier.

Siraskierate (n.) See Seraskierate.

Sirbonian (a.) See Serbonian.

Sircar (n.) A Hindoo clerk or accountant.

Sircar (n.) A district or province; a circar.

Sircar (n.) The government; the supreme authority of the state.

Sirdar (n.) A native chief in Hindostan; a headman.

Sire (n.) A lord, master, or other person in authority. See Sir.

Sire (n.) A tittle of respect formerly used in speaking to elders and superiors, but now only in addressing a sovereign.

Sire (n.) A father; the head of a family; the husband.

Sire (n.) A creator; a maker; an author; an originator.

Sire (n.) The male parent of a beast; -- applied especially to horses; as, the horse had a good sire.

Sired (imp. & p. p.) of Sire

Siring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sire

Sire (v. t.) To beget; to procreate; -- used of beasts, and especially of stallions.

Siredon (n.) The larval form of any salamander while it still has external gills; especially, one of those which, like the axolotl (Amblystoma Mexicanum), sometimes lay eggs while in this larval state, but which under more favorable conditions lose their gills and become normal salamanders. See also Axolotl.

Siren (n.) One of three sea nymphs, -- or, according to some writers, of two, -- said to frequent an island near the coast of Italy, and to sing with such sweetness that they lured mariners to destruction.

Siren (n.) An enticing, dangerous woman.

Siren (n.) Something which is insidious or deceptive.

Siren (n.) A mermaid.

Siren (n.) Any long, slender amphibian of the genus Siren or family Sirenidae, destitute of hind legs and pelvis, and having permanent external gills as well as lungs. They inhabit the swamps, lagoons, and ditches of the Southern United States. The more common species (Siren lacertina) is dull lead-gray in color, and becames two feet long.

Siren (n.) An instrument for producing musical tones and for ascertaining the number of sound waves or vibrations per second which produce a note of a given pitch. The sounds are produced by a perforated rotating disk or disks. A form with two disks operated by steam or highly compressed air is used sounding an alarm to vessels in fog.

Siren (a.) Of or pertaining to a siren; bewitching, like a siren; fascinating; alluring; as, a siren song.

Sirene (n.) See Siren, 6.

Sirenia (n. pl.) An order of large aquatic herbivorous mammals, including the manatee, dugong, rytina, and several fossil genera.

Sirenian (n.) Any species of Sirenia.

Sirenical (a.) Like, or appropriate to, a siren; fascinating; deceptive.

Sirenize (v. i.) To use the enticements of a siren; to act as a siren; to fascinate.

Siriasis (n.) A sunstroke.

Siriasis (n.) The act of exposing to a sun bath. [Obs.] Cf. Insolation.

Sirius (n.) The Dog Star. See Dog Star.

Sirkeer (n.) Any one of several species of Asiatic cuckoos of the genus Taccocua, as the Bengal sirkeer (T. sirkee).

Sirloin (n.) A loin of beef, or a part of a loin.

Sirname (n.) See Surname.

Siroc (n.) See Sirocco.

Siroccos (pl. ) of Sirocco

Sirocco (n.) An oppressive, relaxing wind from the Libyan deserts, chiefly experienced in Italy, Malta, and Sicily.

Sirrah (n.) A term of address implying inferiority and used in anger, contempt, reproach, or disrespectful familiarity, addressed to a man or boy, but sometimes to a woman. In sililoquies often preceded by ah. Not used in the plural.

Sirt (n.) A quicksand.

Sirup (n.) Alt. of Syrup

Syrup (n.) A thick and viscid liquid made from the juice of fruits, herbs, etc., boiled with sugar.

Syrup (n.) A thick and viscid saccharine solution of superior quality (as sugarhouse sirup or molasses, maple sirup); specifically, in pharmacy and often in cookery, a saturated solution of sugar and water (simple sirup), or such a solution flavored or medicated.

Siruped (a.) Alt. of Syruped

Syruped (a.) Moistened, covered, or sweetened with sirup, or sweet juice.

Sirupy (a.) Alt. of Syrupy

Syrupy (a.) Like sirup, or partaking of its qualities.

Sirvente (n.) A peculiar species of poetry, for the most part devoted to moral and religious topics, and commonly satirical, -- often used by the troubadours of the Middle Ages.

Sis (n.) A colloquial abbreviation of Sister.

Sis (n.) Six. See Sise.

Sisal grass () Alt. of Sisal hemp

Sisal hemp () The prepared fiber of the Agave Americana, or American aloe, used for cordage; -- so called from Sisal, a port in Yucatan. See Sisal hemp, under Hemp.

Siscowet (n.) A large, fat variety of the namaycush found in Lake Superior; -- called also siskawet, siskiwit.

Sise (n.) An assize.

Sise (n.) Six; the highest number on a die; the cast of six in throwing dice.

Sisel (n.) The suslik.

Siser (n.) Cider. See Sicer.

Siserara (n.) Alt. of Siserary

Siserary (n.) A hard blow.

Siskin (n.) A small green and yellow European finch (Spinus spinus, or Carduelis spinus); -- called also aberdevine.

Siskin (n.) The American pinefinch (S. pinus); -- called also pine siskin. See Pinefinch.

Siskiwit (n.) The siscowet.

Sismograph (n.) See Seismograph.

Sismometer (n.) See Seismometer.

Siss (v. i.) To make a hissing sound; as, a flatiron hot enough to siss when touched with a wet finger.

Siss (n.) A hissing noise.

Sissoo (n.) A leguminous tree (Dalbergia Sissoo) of the northern parts of India; also, the dark brown compact and durable timber obtained from it. It is used in shipbuilding and for gun carriages, railway ties, etc.

Sist (v. t.) To stay, as judicial proceedings; to delay or suspend; to stop.

Sist (v. t.) To cause to take a place, as at the bar of a court; hence, to cite; to summon; to bring into court.

Sist (n.) A stay or suspension of proceedings; an order for a stay of proceedings.

Sister (n.) A female who has the same parents with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case, she is more definitely called a half sister. The correlative of brother.

Sister (n.) A woman who is closely allied to, or assocciated with, another person, as in the sdame faith, society, order, or community.

Sister (n.) One of the same kind, or of the same condition; -- generally used adjectively; as, sister fruits.

Sister (v. t.) To be sister to; to resemble closely.

Sisterhood (n.) The state or relation of being a sister; the office or duty of a sister.

Sisterhood (n.) A society of sisters; a society of women united in one faith or order; sisters, collectively.

Sistering (a.) Contiguous.

Sisters-in-law (pl. ) of Sister-in-law

Sister-in-law (n.) The sister of one's husband or wife; also, the wife of one's brother; sometimes, the wife of one's husband's or wife's brother.

Sisterly (a.) Like a sister; becoming a sister, affectionate; as, sisterly kindness; sisterly remorse.

Sistine (a.) Of or pertaining to Pope Sixtus.

Sistren (n. pl.) Sisters.

Sistrum () An instrument consisting of a thin metal frame, through which passed a number of metal rods, and furnished with a handle by which it was shaken and made to rattle. It was peculiarly Egyptian, and used especially in the worship of Isis. It is still used in Nubia.

Sisyphean (a.) Relating to Sisyphus; incessantly recurring; as, Sisyphean labors.

Sisyphus (n.) A king of Corinth, son of Aeolus, famed for his cunning. He was killed by Theseus, and in the lower world was condemned by Pluto to roll to the top of a hill a huge stone, which constantly rolled back again, making his task incessant.

Sit () obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Sit, for sitteth.

Sat (imp.) of Sit

Sate () of Sit

Sat (p. p.) of Sit

Sitten () of Sit

Sitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sit

Sit (v. t.) To rest upon the haunches, or the lower extremity of the trunk of the body; -- said of human beings, and sometimes of other animals; as, to sit on a sofa, on a chair, or on the ground.

Sit (v. t.) To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc.

Sit (v. t.) To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.

Sit (v. t.) To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; -- with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.

Sit (v. t.) To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill.

Sit (v. t.) To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; -- used impersonally.

Sit (v. t.) To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.

Sit (v. t.) To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.

Sit (v. t.) To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress.

Sit (v. t.) To hold a session; to be in session for official business; -- said of legislative assemblies, courts, etc.; as, the court sits in January; the aldermen sit to-night.

Sit (v. t.) To take a position for the purpose of having some artistic representation of one's self made, as a picture or a bust; as, to sit to a painter.

Sit (v. t.) To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse well.

Sit (v. t.) To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; -- used reflexively.

Sit (v. t.) To suit (well / ill); to become.

Site (n.) The place where anything is fixed; situation; local position; as, the site of a city or of a house.

Site (n.) A place fitted or chosen for any certain permanent use or occupation; as, a site for a church.

Site (n.) The posture or position of a thing.

Sited (a.) Having a site; situated.

Sitfast (a.) Fixed; stationary; immovable.

Sitfast (n.) A callosity with inflamed edges, on the back of a horse, under the saddle.

Sith (prep., adv., & conj.) Since; afterwards; seeing that.

Sith (n.) Alt. of Sithe

Sithe (n.) Time.

Sithe (v. i.) To sigh.

Sithe (n.) A scythe.

Sithe (v. t.) To cut with a scythe; to scythe.

Sithed (a.) Scythed.

Sitheman (n.) A mower.

Sithen (adv. & conj.) Since; afterwards. See 1st Sith.

Sithence (adv. & conj.) Alt. of Sithens

Sithens (adv. & conj.) Since. See Sith, and Sithen.

Siththen (adv. & conj.) See Sithen.

Sitology (n.) A treatise on the regulation of the diet; dietetics.

Sitophobia (n.) A version to food; refusal to take nourishment.

Sitten () p. p. of Sit, for sat.

Sitter (n.) One who sits; esp., one who sits for a portrait or a bust.

Sitter (n.) A bird that sits or incubates.

Sittine (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Sittidae, or nuthatches.

Sitting (a.) Being in the state, or the position, of one who, or that which, sits.

Sitting (n.) The state or act of one who sits; the posture of one who occupies a seat.

Sitting (n.) A seat, or the space occupied by or allotted for a person, in a church, theater, etc.; as, the hall has 800 sittings.

Sitting (n.) The act or time of sitting, as to a portrait painter, photographer, etc.

Sitting (n.) The actual presence or meeting of any body of men in their seats, clothed with authority to transact business; a session; as, a sitting of the judges of the King's Bench, or of a commission.

Sitting (n.) The time during which one sits while doing something, as reading a book, playing a game, etc.

Sitting (n.) A brooding over eggs for hatching, as by fowls.

Situate (a.) Alt. of Situated

Situated (a.) Having a site, situation, or location; being in a relative position; permanently fixed; placed; located; as, a town situated, or situate, on a hill or on the seashore.

Situated (a.) Placed; residing.

Situate (v. t.) To place.

Situation (n.) Manner in which an object is placed; location, esp. as related to something else; position; locality site; as, a house in a pleasant situation.

Situation (n.) Position, as regards the conditions and circumstances of the case.

Situation (n.) Relative position; circumstances; temporary state or relation at a moment of action which excites interest, as of persons in a dramatic scene.

Situation (n.) Permanent position or employment; place; office; as, a situation in a store; a situation under government.

Situs (n.) The method in which the parts of a plant are arranged; also, the position of the parts.

Sitz bath () A tub in which one bathes in a sitting posture; also, a bath so taken; a hip bath.

Siva (n.) One of the triad of Hindoo gods. He is the avenger or destroyer, and in modern worship symbolizes the reproductive power of nature.

Sivan (n.) The third month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year; -- supposed to correspond nearly with our month of June.

Sivatherium (n.) A genus of very large extinct ruminants found in the Tertiary formation of India. The snout was prolonged in the form of a proboscis. The male had four horns, the posterior pair being large and branched. It was allied to the antelopes, but very much larger than any exsisting species.

Siver (v. i.) To simmer.

Sivvens (n.) See Sibbens.

Siwin (n.) Same as Sewen.

Six (a.) One more than five; twice three; as, six yards.

Six (n.) The number greater by a unit than five; the sum of three and three; six units or objects.

Six (n.) A symbol representing six units, as 6, vi., or VI.

Sixfold (a.) Six times repeated; six times as much or as many.

Six-footer (n.) One who is six feet tall.

Sixpences (pl. ) of Sixpence

Sixpence (n.) An English silver coin of the value of six pennies; half a shilling, or about twelve cents.

Sixpenny (a.) Of the value of, or costing, sixpence; as, a sixpenny loaf.

Sixscore (a. & n.) Six times twenty; one hundred and twenty.

Six-shooter (n.) A pistol or other firearm which can be fired six times without reloading especially, a six-chambered revolver.

Sixteen (a.) Six and ten; consisting of six and ten; fifteen and one more.

Sixteen (n.) The number greater by a unit than fifteen; the sum of ten and six; sixteen units or objects.

Sixteen (n.) A symbol representing sixteen units, as 16, or xvi.

Sixteenmos (pl. ) of Sixteenmo

Sixteenmo (n.) See Sextodecimo.

Sixteenth (a.) Sixth after the tenth; next in order after the fifteenth.

Sixteenth (a.) Constituting or being one of sixteen equal parts into which anything is divided.

Sixteenth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by sixteen; one of sixteen equal parts of one whole.

Sixteenth (n.) The next in order after the fifteenth; the sixth after the tenth.

Sixteenth (n.) An interval comprising two octaves and a second.

Sixth (a.) First after the fifth; next in order after the fifth.

Sixth (a.) Constituting or being one of six equal parts into which anything is divided.

Sixth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by six; one of six equal parts which form a whole.

Sixth (n.) The next in order after the fifth.

Sixth (n.) The interval embracing six diatonic degrees of the scale.

Sixthly (adv.) In the sixth place.

Sixtieth (a.) Next in order after the fifty-ninth.

Sixtieth (a.) Constituting or being one one of sixty equal parts into which anything is divided.

Sixtieth (n.) The quotient of a unit divided by sixty; one of sixty equal parts forming a whole.

Sixtieth (n.) The next in order after the fifty-ninth; the tenth after the fiftieth.

Sixty (a.) Six times ten; fifty-nine and one more; threescore.

Sixties (pl. ) of Sixty

Sixty (n.) The sum of six times ten; sixty units or objects.

Sixty (n.) A symbol representing sixty units, as 60, lx., or LX.

Sixty-fourth (a.) Constituting or being one of sixty-four equal parts into which a thing is divided.

Sizable (a.) Of considerable size or bulk.

Sizable (a.) Being of reasonable or suitable size; as, sizable timber; sizable bulk.

Sizar (n.) One of a body of students in the universities of Cambridge (Eng.) and Dublin, who, having passed a certain examination, are exempted from paying college fees and charges. A sizar corresponded to a servitor at Oxford.

Sizarship (n.) The position or standing of a sizar.

Size (n.) Six.

Size (v. i.) A thin, weak glue used in various trades, as in painting, bookbinding, paper making, etc.

Size (v. i.) Any viscous substance, as gilder's varnish.

Sized (imp. & p. p.) of Size

Sizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Size

Size (v. t.) To cover with size; to prepare with size.

Size (n.) A settled quantity or allowance. See Assize.

Size (n.) An allowance of food and drink from the buttery, aside from the regular dinner at commons; -- corresponding to battel at Oxford.

Size (n.) Extent of superficies or volume; bulk; bigness; magnitude; as, the size of a tree or of a mast; the size of a ship or of a rock.

Size (n.) Figurative bulk; condition as to rank, ability, character, etc.; as, the office demands a man of larger size.

Size (n.) A conventional relative measure of dimension, as for shoes, gloves, and other articles made up for sale.

Size (n.) An instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges fastened together at one end by a rivet, -- used for ascertaining the size of pearls.

Size (v. t.) To fix the standard of.

Size (v. t.) To adjust or arrange according to size or bulk.

Size (v. t.) To take the height of men, in order to place them in the ranks according to their stature.

Size (v. t.) To sift, as pieces of ore or metal, in order to separate the finer from the coarser parts.

Size (v. t.) To swell; to increase the bulk of.

Size (v. t.) To bring or adjust anything exactly to a required dimension, as by cutting.

Size (v. i.) To take greater size; to increase in size.

Size (v. i.) To order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book.

Sized (a.) Adjusted according to size.

Sized (a.) Having a particular size or magnitude; -- chiefly used in compounds; as, large-sized; common-sized.

Sizel (n.) Same as Scissel, 2.

Sizer (n.) See Sizar.

Sizer (n.) An instrument or contrivance to size articles, or to determine their size by a standard, or to separate and distribute them according to size.

Sizer (n.) An instrument or tool for bringing anything to an exact size.

Siziness (n.) The quality or state of being sizy; viscousness.

Sizing (n.) Act of covering or treating with size.

Sizing (n.) A weak glue used in various trades; size.

Sizing (n.) The act of sorting with respect to size.

Sizing (n.) The act of bringing anything to a certain size.

Sizing (n.) Food and drink ordered from the buttery by a student.

Sizy (a.) Sizelike; viscous; glutinous; as, sizy blood.

Sizzled (imp. & p. p.) of Sizzle

Sizzling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sizzle

Sizzle (v. i.) To make a hissing sound; to fry, or to dry and shrivel up, with a hissing sound.

Sizzle (n.) A hissing sound, as of something frying over a fire.

Sizzling () a. & n. from Sizzle.

Skaddle (n.) Hurt; damage.

Skaddle (a.) Hurtful.

Skaddon (n.) The larva of a bee.

Skag (n.) An additional piece fastened to the keel of a boat to prevent lateral motion. See Skeg.

Skain (n.) See Skein.

Skain (n.) See Skean.

Skainsmate (n.) A messmate; a companion.

Skaith (n.) See Scatch.

Skald (n.) See 5th Scald.

Skaldic (a.) See Scaldic.

Skall (v. t.) To scale; to mount.

Skar (a.) Alt. of Skare

Skare (a.) Wild; timid; shy.

Skart (n.) The shag.

Skate (n.) A metallic runner with a frame shaped to fit the sole of a shoe, -- made to be fastened under the foot, and used for moving rapidly on ice.

Skated (imp. & p. p.) of Skate

Skating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skate

Skate (v. i.) To move on skates.

Skate (n.) Any one of numerous species of large, flat elasmobranch fishes of the genus Raia, having a long, slender tail, terminated by a small caudal fin. The pectoral fins, which are large and broad and united to the sides of the body and head, give a somewhat rhombic form to these fishes. The skin is more or less spinose.

Skater (n.) One who skates.

Skater (n.) Any one of numerous species of hemipterous insects belonging to Gerris, Pyrrhocoris, Prostemma, and allied genera. They have long legs, and run rapidly over the surface of the water, as if skating.

Skatol (n.) A constituent of human faeces formed in the small intestines as a product of the putrefaction of albuminous matter. It is also found in reduced indigo. Chemically it is methyl indol, C9H9N.

Skayles (n.) [├159.] Skittles.

Skean (n.) A knife or short dagger, esp. that in use among the Highlanders of Scotland. [Variously spelt.]

Skedaddled (imp. & p. p.) of Skedaddle

Skedaddling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skedaddle

Skedaddle (v. i.) To betake one's self to flight, as if in a panic; to flee; to run away.

Skee (n.) A long strip of wood, curved upwards in front, used on the foot for sliding.

Skeed (n.) See Skid.

Skeel (n.) A shallow wooden vessel for holding milk or cream.

Skeelduck (n.) Alt. of Skeelgoose

Skeelgoose (n.) The common European sheldrake.

Skeet (n.) A scoop with a long handle, used to wash the sides of a vessel, and formerly to wet the sails or deck.

Skeg (n.) A sort of wild plum.

Skeg (n.) A kind of oats.

Skeg (n.) The after part of the keel of a vessel, to which the rudder is attached.

Skegger (n.) The parr.

Skein (n.) A quantity of yarn, thread, or the like, put up together, after it is taken from the reel, -- usually tied in a sort of knot.

Skein (n.) A metallic strengthening band or thimble on the wooden arm of an axle.

Skein (n.) A flight of wild fowl (wild geese or the like).

Skeine (n.) See Skean.

Skelder (v. t. & i.) To deceive; to cheat; to trick.

Skelder (n.) A vagrant; a cheat.

Skeldrake (n.) Alt. of Skieldrake

Skieldrake (n.) The common European sheldrake.

Skieldrake (n.) The oyster catcher.

Skelet (n.) A skeleton. See Scelet.

Skeletal (a.) Pertaining to the skeleton.

Skeletogenous (a.) Forming or producing parts of the skeleton.

Skeletology (n.) That part of anatomy which treats of the skeleton; also, a treatise on the skeleton.

Skeleton (n.) The bony and cartilaginous framework which supports the soft parts of a vertebrate animal.

Skeleton (n.) The more or less firm or hardened framework of an invertebrate animal.

Skeleton (n.) A very thin or lean person.

Skeleton (n.) The framework of anything; the principal parts that support the rest, but without the appendages.

Skeleton (n.) The heads and outline of a literary production, especially of a sermon.

Skeleton (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, a skeleton; consisting merely of the framework or outlines; having only certain leading features of anything; as, a skeleton sermon; a skeleton crystal.

Skeletonized (imp. & p. p.) of Skeletonize

Skeletonizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skeletonize

Skeletonize (v. t.) To prepare a skeleton of; also, to reduce, as a leaf, to its skeleton.

Skeletonizer (n.) Any small moth whose larva eats the parenchyma of leaves, leaving the skeleton; as, the apple-leaf skeletonizer.

Skellum (n.) A scoundrel.

Skelly (v. i.) To squint.

Skelly (n.) A squint.

Skelp (n.) A blow; a smart stroke.

Skelp (n.) A squall; also, a heavy fall of rain.

Skelp (v. t.) To strike; to slap.

Skelp (n.) A wrought-iron plate from which a gun barrel or pipe is made by bending and welding the edges together, and drawing the thick tube thus formed.

Skelter (v. i.) To run off helter-skelter; to hurry; to scurry; -- with away or off.

Sken (v. i.) To squint.

Skene (n.) See Skean.

Skep (n.) A coarse round farm basket.

Skep (n.) A beehive.

Skeptic (n.) One who is yet undecided as to what is true; one who is looking or inquiring for what is true; an inquirer after facts or reasons.

Skeptic (n.) A doubter as to whether any fact or truth can be certainly known; a universal doubter; a Pyrrhonist; hence, in modern usage, occasionally, a person who questions whether any truth or fact can be established on philosophical grounds; sometimes, a critical inquirer, in opposition to a dogmatist.

Skeptic (n.) A person who doubts the existence and perfections of God, or the truth of revelation; one who disbelieves the divine origin of the Christian religion.

Skeptic (a.) Alt. of Skeptical

Skeptical (a.) Of or pertaining to a sceptic or skepticism; characterized by skepticism; hesitating to admit the certainly of doctrines or principles; doubting of everything.

Skeptical (a.) Doubting or denying the truth of revelation, or the sacred Scriptures.

Skepticism (n.) An undecided, inquiring state of mind; doubt; uncertainty.

Skepticism (n.) The doctrine that no fact or principle can be certainly known; the tenet that all knowledge is uncertain; Pyrrohonism; universal doubt; the position that no fact or truth, however worthy of confidence, can be established on philosophical grounds; critical investigation or inquiry, as opposed to the positive assumption or assertion of certain principles.

Skepticism (n.) A doubting of the truth of revelation, or a denial of the divine origin of the Christian religion, or of the being, perfections, or truth of God.

Skepticize (v. i.) To doubt; to pretend to doubt of everything.

Skerries (pl. ) of Skerry

Skerry (n.) A rocky isle; an insulated rock.

Sketch (n.) An outline or general delineation of anything; a first rough or incomplete draught or plan of any design; especially, in the fine arts, such a representation of an object or scene as serves the artist's purpose by recording its chief features; also, a preliminary study for an original work.

Sketched (imp. & p. p.) of Sketch

Sketching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sketch

Sketch (n.) To draw the outline or chief features of; to make a rought of.

Sketch (n.) To plan or describe by giving the principal points or ideas of.

Sketch (v. i.) To make sketches, as of landscapes.

Sketchbook (n.) A book of sketches or for sketches.

Sketcher (n.) One who sketches.

Sketchily (adv.) In a sketchy or incomplete manner.

Sketchiness (n.) The quality or state of being sketchy; lack of finish; incompleteness.

Sketchy (a.) Containing only an outline or rough form; being in the manner of a sketch; incomplete.

Skew (adv.) Awry; obliquely; askew.

Skew (a.) Turned or twisted to one side; situated obliquely; skewed; -- chiefly used in technical phrases.

Skew (n.) A stone at the foot of the slope of a gable, the offset of a buttress, or the like, cut with a sloping surface and with a check to receive the coping stones and retain them in place.

Skewed (imp. & p. p.) of Skew

Skewing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skew

Skew (v. i.) To walk obliquely; to go sidling; to lie or move obliquely.

Skew (v. i.) To start aside; to shy, as a horse.

Skew (v. i.) To look obliquely; to squint; hence, to look slightingly or suspiciously.

Skew (adv.) To shape or form in an oblique way; to cause to take an oblique position.

Skew (adv.) To throw or hurl obliquely.

Skewbald (a.) Marked with spots and patches of white and some color other than black; -- usually distinguished from piebald, in which the colors are properly white and black. Said of horses.

Skewer (n.) A pin of wood or metal for fastening meat to a spit, or for keeping it in form while roasting.

Skewered (imp. & p. p.) of Skewer

Skewering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skewer

Skewer (v. t.) To fasten with skewers.

Skid (n.) A shoe or clog, as of iron, attached to a chain, and placed under the wheel of a wagon to prevent its turning when descending a steep hill; a drag; a skidpan; also, by extension, a hook attached to a chain, and used for the same purpose.

Skid (n.) A piece of timber used as a support, or to receive pressure.

Skid (n.) Large fenders hung over a vessel's side to protect it in handling a cargo.

Skid (n.) One of a pair of timbers or bars, usually arranged so as to form an inclined plane, as form a wagon to a door, along which anything is moved by sliding or rolling.

Skid (n.) One of a pair of horizontal rails or timbers for supporting anything, as a boat, a barrel, etc.

Skidded (imp. & p. p.) of Skid

Skidding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skid

Skid (v. t.) To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause to move on skids.

Skid (v. t.) To check with a skid, as wagon wheels.

Skiddaw (n.) The black guillemot.

Skidpan (n.) See Skid, n., 1.

Skied () imp. & p. p. of Sky, v. t.

Skiey (a.) See Skyey.

Skiff (n.) A small, light boat.

Skiffed (imp. & p. p.) of Skiff

Skiffing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skiff

Skiff (v. t.) To navigate in a skiff.

Skiffling (n.) Rough dressing by knocking off knobs or projections; knobbing.

Skilder (v. i.) To beg; to pilfer; to skelder.

Skilful (a.) See Skilful.

Skill (n.) Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause.

Skill (n.) Knowledge; understanding.

Skill (n.) The familiar knowledge of any art or science, united with readiness and dexterity in execution or performance, or in the application of the art or science to practical purposes; power to discern and execute; ability to perceive and perform; expertness; aptitude; as, the skill of a mathematician, physician, surgeon, mechanic, etc.

Skill (n.) Display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address.

Skill (n.) Any particular art.

Skill (v. t.) To know; to understand.

Skill (v. i.) To be knowing; to have understanding; to be dexterous in performance.

Skill (v. i.) To make a difference; to signify; to matter; -- used impersonally.

Skilled (a.) Having familiar knowledge united with readiness and dexterity in its application; familiarly acquainted with; expert; skillful; -- often followed by in; as, a person skilled in drawing or geometry.

Skillet (n.) A small vessel of iron, copper, or other metal, with a handle, used for culinary purpose, as for stewing meat.

Skillful (a.) Discerning; reasonable; judicious; cunning.

Skillful (a.) Possessed of, or displaying, skill; knowing and ready; expert; well-versed; able in management; as, a skillful mechanic; -- often followed by at, in, or of; as, skillful at the organ; skillful in drawing.

Skilligalee (n.) A kind of thin, weak broth or oatmeal porridge, served out to prisoners and paupers in England; also, a drink made of oatmeal, sugar, and water, sometimes used in the English navy or army.

Skilling (n.) A bay of a barn; also, a slight addition to a cottage.

Skilling (n.) A money od account in Sweden, Norwey, Denmark, and North Germany, and also a coin. It had various values, from three fourths of a cent in Norway to more than two cents in Lubeck.

Skill-less (a.) Wanting skill.

Skilts (n. pl.) A kind of large, coarse, short trousers formerly worn.

Skilty (n.) The water rail.

Skimmed (imp. & p. p.) of Skim

Skimming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skim

Skim (v. t.) To clear (a liquid) from scum or substance floating or lying thereon, by means of a utensil that passes just beneath the surface; as, to skim milk; to skim broth.

Skim (v. t.) To take off by skimming; as, to skim cream.

Skim (v. t.) To pass near the surface of; to brush the surface of; to glide swiftly along the surface of.

Skim (v. t.) Fig.: To read or examine superficially and rapidly, in order to cull the principal facts or thoughts; as, to skim a book or a newspaper.

Skim (v. i.) To pass lightly; to glide along in an even, smooth course; to glide along near the surface.

Skim (v. i.) To hasten along with superficial attention.

Skim (v. i.) To put on the finishing coat of plaster.

Skim (a.) Contraction of Skimming and Skimmed.

Skrim (n.) Scum; refuse.

Skimback (n.) The quillback.

Skimble-scamble (a.) Rambling; disorderly; unconnected.

Skimitry (n.) See Skimmington.

Skimmer (n.) One who, or that which, skims; esp., a utensil with which liquids are skimmed.

Skimmer (n.) Any species of longwinged marine birds of the genus Rhynchops, allied to the terns, but having the lower mandible compressed and much longer than the upper one. These birds fly rapidly along the surface of the water, with the lower mandible immersed, thus skimming out small fishes. The American species (R. nigra) is common on the southern coasts of the United States. Called also scissorbill, and shearbill.

Skimmer (n.) Any one of several large bivalve shells, sometimes used for skimming milk, as the sea clams, and large scallops.

Skimmerton (n.) See Skimmington.

Skimming (n.) The act of one who skims.

Skimming (n.) That which is skimmed from the surface of a liquid; -- chiefly used in the plural; as, the skimmings of broth.

Skimmingly (adv.) In a skimming manner.

Skimmington (n.) A word employed in the phrase, To ride Skimmington; that is to ride on a horse with a woman, but behind her, facing backward, carrying a distaff, and accompanied by a procession of jeering neighbors making mock music; a cavalcade in ridicule of a henpecked man. The custom was in vogue in parts of England.

Skimped (imp. & p. p.) of Skimp

Skimping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skimp

Skimp (v. t.) To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp.

Skimp (v. t.) To make insufficient allowance for; to scant; to scrimp.

Skimp (v. i.) To save; to be parsimonious or niggardly.

Skimp (a.) Scanty.

Skin (n.) The external membranous integument of an animal.

Skin (n.) The hide of an animal, separated from the body, whether green, dry, or tanned; especially, that of a small animal, as a calf, sheep, or goat.

Skin (n.) A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids. See Bottle, 1.

Skin (n.) The bark or husk of a plant or fruit; the exterior coat of fruits and plants.

Skin (n.) That part of a sail, when furled, which remains on the outside and covers the whole.

Skin (n.) The covering, as of planking or iron plates, outside the framing, forming the sides and bottom of a vessel; the shell; also, a lining inside the framing.

Skinned (imp. & p. p.) of Skin

Skinning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skin

Skin (v. t.) To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to skin an animal.

Skin (v. t.) To cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover superficially.

Skin (v. t.) To strip of money or property; to cheat.

Skin (v. i.) To become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over.

Skin (v. i.) To produce, in recitation, examination, etc., the work of another for one's own, or to use in such exercise cribs, memeoranda, etc., which are prohibited.

Skinbound (a.) Having the skin adhering closely and rigidly to the flesh; hidebound.

Skinched (imp. & p. p.) of Skinch

Skinching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skinch

Skinch (v. t. & i.) To give scant measure; to squeeze or pinch in order to effect a saving.

Skin-deep (a.) Not deeper than the skin; hence, superficial.

Skinflint (n.) A penurious person; a miser; a niggard.

Skinfuls (pl. ) of Skinful

Skinful (n.) As much as a skin can hold.

Skink (n.) Any one of numerous species of regularly scaled harmless lizards of the family Scincidae, common in the warmer parts of all the continents.

Skinked (imp. & p. p.) of Skink

Skinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skink

Skink (v. t.) To draw or serve, as drink.

Skink (v. i.) To serve or draw liquor.

Skink (n.) Drink; also, pottage.

Skinker (n.) One who serves liquor; a tapster.

Skinless (a.) Having no skin, or a very thin skin; as, skinless fruit.

Skinner (n.) One who skins.

Skinner (n.) One who deals in skins, pelts, or hides.

Skinniness (n.) Quality of being skinny.

Skinny (a.) Consisting, or chiefly consisting, of skin; wanting flesh.

Skip (n.) A basket. See Skep.

Skip (n.) A basket on wheels, used in cotton factories.

Skip (n.) An iron bucket, which slides between guides, for hoisting mineral and rock.

Skip (n.) A charge of sirup in the pans.

Skip (n.) A beehive; a skep.

Skipped (imp. & p. p.) of Skip

Skipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skip

Skip (v. i.) To leap lightly; to move in leaps and hounds; -- commonly implying a sportive spirit.

Skip (v. i.) Fig.: To leave matters unnoticed, as in reading, speaking, or writing; to pass by, or overlook, portions of a thing; -- often followed by over.

Skip (v. t.) To leap lightly over; as, to skip the rope.

Skip (v. t.) To pass over or by without notice; to omit; to miss; as, to skip a line in reading; to skip a lesson.

Skip (v. t.) To cause to skip; as, to skip a stone.

Skip (n.) A light leap or bound.

Skip (n.) The act of passing over an interval from one thing to another; an omission of a part.

Skip (n.) A passage from one sound to another by more than a degree at once.

Skipjack (n.) An upstart.

Skipjack (n.) An elater; a snap bug, or snapping beetle.

Skipjack (n.) A name given to several kinds of a fish, as the common bluefish, the alewife, the bonito, the butterfish, the cutlass fish, the jurel, the leather jacket, the runner, the saurel, the saury, the threadfish, etc.

Skipjack (n.) A shallow sailboat with a rectilinear or V-shaped cross section.

Skipper (n.) One who, or that which, skips.

Skipper (n.) A young, thoughtless person.

Skipper (n.) The saury (Scomberesox saurus).

Skipper (n.) The cheese maggot. See Cheese fly, under Cheese.

Skipper (n.) Any one of numerous species of small butterflies of the family Hesperiadae; -- so called from their peculiar short, jerking flight.

Skipper (n.) The master of a fishing or small trading vessel; hence, the master, or captain, of any vessel.

Skipper (n.) A ship boy.

Skippet (n.) A small boat; a skiff.

Skippet (n.) A small round box for keeping records.

Skippingly (adv.) In a skipping manner; by skips, or light leaps.

Skirl (v. t.& i.) To utter in a shrill tone; to scream.

Skirl (n.) A shrill cry or sound.

Skirlcock (n.) The missel thrush; -- so called from its harsh alarm note.

Skirlcrake (n.) The turnstone.

Skirling (n.) A shrill cry or sound; a crying shrilly; a skirl.

Skirling (n.) A small trout or salmon; -- a name used loosely.

Skirmished (imp. & p. p.) of Skirmish

Skirmishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skirmish

Skirmish (v. i.) To fight slightly or in small parties; to engage in a skirmish or skirmishes; to act as skirmishers.

Skirmish (v. i.) A slight fight in war; a light or desultory combat between detachments from armies, or between detached and small bodies of troops.

Skirmish (v. i.) A slight contest.

Skirmisher (n.) One who skirmishes.

Skirmisher (n.) Soldiers deployed in loose order, to cover the front or flanks of an advancing army or a marching column.

Skirr (v. t.) To ramble over in order to clear; to scour.

Skirr (v. i.) To scour; to scud; to run.

Skirr (n.) A tern.

Skirret (n.) An umbelliferous plant (Sium, / Pimpinella, Sisarum). It is a native of Asia, but has been long cultivated in Europe for its edible clustered tuberous roots, which are very sweet.

Skirrhus (n.) See Scirrhus.

Skirt (n.) The lower and loose part of a coat, dress, or other like garment; the part below the waist; as, the skirt of a coat, a dress, or a mantle.

Skirt (n.) A loose edging to any part of a dress.

Skirt (n.) Border; edge; margin; extreme part of anything

Skirt (n.) A petticoat.

Skirt (n.) The diaphragm, or midriff, in animals.

Skirted (imp. & p. p.) of Skirt

Skirting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skirt

Skirt (v. t.) To cover with a skirt; to surround.

Skirt (v. t.) To border; to form the border or edge of; to run along the edge of; as, the plain was skirted by rows of trees.

Skirt (v. t.) To be on the border; to live near the border, or extremity.

Skirting (n.) A skirting board.

Skirting (n.) Skirts, taken collectivelly; material for skirts.

Skit (v. t.) To cast reflections on; to asperse.

Skit (n.) A reflection; a jeer or gibe; a sally; a brief satire; a squib.

Skit (n.) A wanton girl; a light wench.

Skittish (v. t.) Easily frightened; timorous; shy; untrustworthy; as, a skittish colt.

Skittish (v. t.) Wanton; restive; freakish; volatile; changeable; fickle.

Skittle (a.) Pertaining to the game of skittles.

Skittle-dog (n.) The piked dogfish.

Skittles (v. t.) An English game resembling ninepins, but played by throwing wooden disks, instead of rolling balls, at the pins.

Skitty (n.) A rail; as, the water rail (called also skitty cock, and skitty coot); the spotted crake (Porzana maruetta), and the moor hen.

Skive (n.) The iron lap used by diamond polishers in finishing the facets of the gem.

Skive (v. t.) To pare or shave off the rough or thick parts of (hides or leather).

Skiver (n.) An inferior quality of leather, made of split sheepskin, tanned by immersion in sumac, and dyed. It is used for hat linings, pocketbooks, bookbinding, etc.

Skiver (n.) The cutting tool or machine used in splitting leather or skins, as sheepskins.

Skiving (n.) The act of paring or splitting leather or skins.

Skiving (n.) A piece made in paring or splitting leather; specifically, the part from the inner, or flesh, side.

Sklayre (n.) A vell.

Sklere (v. t.) To shelter; to cover.

Skolecite (n.) Alt. of Skolezite

Skolezite (n.) See Scolecite.

Skonce (n.) See Sconce.

Scopster (n.) The saury.

Skorodite (n.) See Scorodite.

Skout (n.) A guillemot.

Skowitz (n.) The silver salmon.

Skreen (n. & v.) See Screen.

Skrike (v. i. & t.) To shriek.

Skrike (n.) The missel thrush.

Skrimmage (n.) See Scrimmage.

Skrimp (v. t.) See Scrimp.

Skringe (v. i.) See Scringe.

Skrite (n.) The skrike.

Skua (n.) Any jager gull; especially, the Megalestris skua; -- called also boatswain.

Skue (a. & n.) See Skew.

Skulked (imp. & p. p.) of Skulk

Skulking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Skulk

Skulk (v. i.) To hide, or get out of the way, in a sneaking manner; to lie close, or to move in a furtive way; to lurk.

Skulk (n.) A number of foxes together.

Skulk (n.) Alt. of Skulker

Skulker (n.) One who, or that which, skulks.

Skulkingly (adv.) In a skulking manner.

Skull (n.) A school, company, or shoal.

Skull (n.) The skeleton of the head of a vertebrate animal, including the brain case, or cranium, and the bones and cartilages of the face and mouth. See Illusts. of Carnivora, of Facial angles under Facial, and of Skeleton, in Appendix.

Skull (n.) The head or brain; the seat of intelligence; mind.

Skull (n.) A covering for the head; a skullcap.

Skull (n.) A sort of oar. See Scull.

Skullcap (n.) A cap which fits the head closely; also, formerly, a headpiece of iron sewed inside of a cap for protection.

Skullcap (n.) Any plant of the labiate genus Scutellaria, the calyx of whose flower appears, when inverted, like a helmet with the visor raised.

Skullcap (n.) The Lophiomys.

Skullfish (n.) A whaler's name for a whale more than two years old.

Skulpin (n.) See Sculpin.

Skun (n. & v.) See Scum.

Skunk (n.) Any one of several species of American musteline carnivores of the genus Mephitis and allied genera. They have two glands near the anus, secreting an extremely fetid liquid, which the animal ejects at pleasure as a means of defense.

Skunk (v. t.) In games of chance and skill: To defeat (an opponent) (as in cards) so that he fails to gain a point, or (in checkers) to get a king.

Skunkball (n.) The surf duck.

Skunkhead (n.) The surf duck.

Skunkhead (n.) A duck (Camptolaimus Labradorus) which formerly inhabited the Atlantic coast of New England. It is now supposed to be extinct. Called also Labrador duck, and pied duck.

Skunkish (a.) Like the skunk, especially in odor.

Skunktop (n.) The surf duck.

Skunkweed (n.) Skunk cabbage.

Skurry (n. & v.) See Scurry.

Skute (n.) A boat; a small vessel.

Skutterudite (n.) A mineral of a bright metallic luster and tin-white to pale lead-gray color. It consists of arsenic and cobalt.

Skies (pl. ) of Sky

Sky (n.) A cloud.

Sky (n.) Hence, a shadow.

Sky (n.) The apparent arch, or vault, of heaven, which in a clear day is of a blue color; the heavens; the firmament; -- sometimes in the plural.

Sky (n.) The wheather; the climate.

Skied (imp. & p. p.) of Sky

Skyed () of Sky

Skying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sky

Sky (v. t.) To hang (a picture on exhibition) near the top of a wall, where it can not be well seen.

Sky (v. t.) To throw towards the sky; as, to sky a ball at cricket.

Sky-blue (a.) Having the blue color of the sky; azure; as, a sky-blue stone.

Skyed (a.) Surrounded by sky.

Skye terrier () See Terrier.

Skyey (a.) Like the sky; ethereal; being in the sky.

Sky-high (adv. & a.) Very high.

Skyish (a.) Like the sky, or approaching the sky; lofty; ethereal.

Skylark (n.) A lark that mounts and sings as it files, especially the common species (Alauda arvensis) found in Europe and in some parts of Asia, and celebrated for its melodious song; -- called also sky laverock. See under Lark.

Skylarking (n.) The act of running about the rigging of a vessel in sport; hence, frolicking; scuffing; sporting; carousing.

Skylight (n.) A window placed in the roof of a building, in the ceiling of a room, or in the deck of a ship, for the admission of light from above.

Skyrocket (n.) A rocket that ascends high and burns as it flies; a species of fireworks.

Skysail (n.) The sail set next above the royal. See Illust. under Sail.

Skyward (a. & adv.) Toward the sky.

Slab (n.) A thin piece of anything, especially of marble or other stone, having plane surfaces.

Slab (n.) An outside piece taken from a log or timber in sawing it into boards, planks, etc.

Slab (n.) The wryneck.

Slab (n.) The slack part of a sail.

Slab (a.) Thick; viscous.

Slab (n.) That which is slimy or viscous; moist earth; mud; also, a puddle.

Slabbered (imp. & p. p.) of Slabber

Slabbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slabber

Slabber (v. i.) To let saliva or some liquid fall from the mouth carelessly, like a child or an idiot; to drivel; to drool.

Slabber (v. t.) To wet and foul spittle, or as if with spittle.

Slabber (v. t.) To spill liquid upon; to smear carelessly; to spill, as liquid foed or drink, in careless eating or drinking.

Slabber (n.) Spittle; saliva; slaver.

Slabber (n.) A saw for cutting slabs from logs.

Slabber (n.) A slabbing machine.

Slabberer (n.) One who slabbers, or drools; hence, an idiot.

Slabbery (a.) Like, or covered with, slabber or slab; slippery; sloppy.

Slabbiness (n.) Quality of being slabby.

Slabbing (a.) Adapted for forming slabs, or for dressing flat surfaces.

Slabby (a.) Thick; viscous.

Slabby (a.) Sloppy; slimy; miry. See Sloppy.

Slab-sided (a.) Having flat sides; hence, tall, or long and lank.

Slack (n.) Small coal; also, coal dust; culm.

Slack (n.) A valley, or small, shallow dell.

Slack (superl.) Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended; as, a slack rope.

Slack (superl.) Weak; not holding fast; as, a slack hand.

Slack (superl.) Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager; as, slack in duty or service.

Slack (superl.) Not violent, rapid, or pressing; slow; moderate; easy; as, business is slack.

Slack (adv.) Slackly; as, slack dried hops.

Slack (n.) The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it; as, the slack of a rope or of a sail.

Slacked (imp. & p. p.) of Slacken

Slackened () of Slacken

Slacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slacken

Slackening () of Slacken

Slack (a.) Alt. of Slacken

Slacken (a.) To become slack; to be made less tense, firm, or rigid; to decrease in tension; as, a wet cord slackens in dry weather.

Slacken (a.) To be remiss or backward; to be negligent.

Slacken (a.) To lose cohesion or solidity by a chemical combination with water; to slake; as, lime slacks.

Slacken (a.) To abate; to become less violent.

Slacken (a.) To lose rapidity; to become more slow; as, a current of water slackens.

Slacken (a.) To languish; to fail; to flag.

Slacken (a.) To end; to cease; to desist; to slake.

Slack (v. t.) Alt. of Slacken

Slacken (v. t.) To render slack; to make less tense or firm; as, to slack a rope; to slacken a bandage.

Slacken (v. t.) To neglect; to be remiss in.

Slacken (v. t.) To deprive of cohesion by combining chemically with water; to slake; as, to slack lime.

Slacken (v. t.) To cause to become less eager; to repress; to make slow or less rapid; to retard; as, to slacken pursuit; to slacken industry.

Slacken (v. t.) To cause to become less intense; to mitigate; to abate; to ease.

Slacken (n.) A spongy, semivitrifled substance which miners or smelters mix with the ores of metals to prevent their fusion.

Slackly (adv.) In a slack manner.

Slackness (n.) The quality or state of being slack.

Slade (n.) A little dell or valley; a flat piece of low, moist ground.

Slade (n.) The sole of a plow.

Slag (v. t.) The dross, or recrement, of a metal; also, vitrified cinders.

Slag (v. t.) The scoria of a volcano.

Slaggy (a.) Of or pertaining to slag; resembling slag; as, slaggy cobalt.

Slaie (n.) A weaver's reed; a sley.

Slaked (imp. & p. p.) of Slake

Slaking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slake

Slake (a.) To allay; to quench; to extinguish; as, to slake thirst.

Slake (a.) To mix with water, so that a true chemical combination shall take place; to slack; as, to slake lime.

Slake (v. i.) To go out; to become extinct.

Slake (v. i.) To abate; to become less decided.

Slake (v. i.) To slacken; to become relaxed.

Slake (v. i.) To become mixed with water, so that a true chemical combination takes place; as, the lime slakes.

Slakeless (a.) Not capable of being slaked.

Slakin (n.) Slacken.

Slammed (imp. & p. p.) of Slam

Slamming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slam

Slam (v. t.) To shut with force and a loud noise; to bang; as, he slammed the door.

Slam (v. t.) To put in or on some place with force and loud noise; -- usually with down; as, to slam a trunk down on the pavement.

Slam (v. t.) To strike with some implement with force; hence, to beat or cuff.

Slam (v. t.) To strike down; to slaughter.

Slam (v. t.) To defeat (opponents at cards) by winning all the tricks of a deal or a hand.

Slam (v. i.) To come or swing against something, or to shut, with sudden force so as to produce a shock and noise; as, a door or shutter slams.

Slam (n.) The act of one who, or that which, slams.

Slam (n.) The shock and noise produced in slamming.

Slam (n.) Winning all the tricks of a deal.

Slam (n.) The refuse of alum works.

Slam-bang (adv.) With great violence; with a slamming or banging noise.

Slamkin (n.) Alt. of Slammerkin

Slammerkin (n.) A slut; a slatternly woman.

Slander (n.) A false tale or report maliciously uttered, tending to injure the reputation of another; the malicious utterance of defamatory reports; the dissemination of malicious tales or suggestions to the injury of another.

Slander (n.) Disgrace; reproach; dishonor; opprobrium.

Slander (n.) Formerly, defamation generally, whether oral or written; in modern usage, defamation by words spoken; utterance of false, malicious, and defamatory words, tending to the damage and derogation of another; calumny. See the Note under Defamation.

Slandered (imp. & p. p.) of Slander

Slandering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slander

Slander (v. t.) To defame; to injure by maliciously uttering a false report; to tarnish or impair the reputation of by false tales maliciously told or propagated; to calumniate.

Slander (v. t.) To bring discredit or shame upon by one's acts.

Slanderer (n.) One who slanders; a defamer; a calumniator.

Slanderous (a.) Given or disposed to slander; uttering slander.

Slanderous (a.) Embodying or containing slander; calumnious; as, slanderous words, speeches, or reports.

Slang () imp. of Sling. Slung.

Slang (n.) Any long, narrow piece of land; a promontory.

Slang (n.) A fetter worn on the leg by a convict.

Slang (n.) Low, vulgar, unauthorized language; a popular but unauthorized word, phrase, or mode of expression; also, the jargon of some particular calling or class in society; low popular cant; as, the slang of the theater, of college, of sailors, etc.

Slanged (imp. & p. p.) of Slang

Slanging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slang

Slang (v. t.) To address with slang or ribaldry; to insult with vulgar language.

Slanginess (n.) Quality of being slangy.

Slangous (a.) Slangy.

Slang-whanger (n.) One who uses abusive slang; a ranting partisan.

Slangy (a.) Of or pertaining to slang; of the nature of slang; disposed to use slang.

Slank () imp. & p. p. of Slink.

Slanted (imp. & p. p.) of Slant

Slanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slant

Slant (v. i.) To be turned or inclined from a right line or level; to lie obliquely; to slope.

Slant (v. t.) To turn from a direct line; to give an oblique or sloping direction to; as, to slant a line.

Slant (n.) A slanting direction or plane; a slope; as, it lies on a slant.

Slant (n.) An oblique reflection or gibe; a sarcastic remark.

Slant (v. i.) Inclined from a direct line, whether horizontal or perpendicular; sloping; oblique.

Slanting (a.) Oblique; sloping.

Slantwise (adv.) Alt. of Slantly

Slantly (adv.) In an inclined direction; obliquely; slopingly.

Slap (n.) A blow, esp. one given with the open hand, or with something broad.

Slapped (imp. & p. p.) of Slap

Slapping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slap

Slap (v. t.) To strike with the open hand, or with something broad.

Slap (n.) With a sudden and violent blow; hence, quickly; instantly; directly.

Slapdash (adv.) In a bold, careless manner; at random.

Slapdash (adv.) With a slap; all at once; slap.

Slapdash (v. t.) To apply, or apply something to, in a hasty, careless, or rough manner; to roughcast; as, to slapdash mortar or paint on a wall, or to slapdash a wall.

Slape (a.) Slippery; smooth; crafty; hypocritical.

Slapeface (n.) A soft-spoken, crafty hypocrite.

Slapjack (n.) A flat batter cake cooked on a griddle; a flapjack; a griddlecake.

Slapper (n.) One who, or that which, slaps.

Slapper (n.) Anything monstrous; a whopper.

Slapper (a.) Alt. of Slapping

Slapping (a.) Very large; monstrous; big.

Slashed (imp. & p. p.) of Slash

Slashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slash

Slash (v. t.) To cut by striking violently and at random; to cut in long slits.

Slash (v. t.) To lash; to ply the whip to.

Slash (v. t.) To crack or snap, as a whip.

Slash (v. i.) To strike violently and at random, esp. with an edged instrument; to lay about one indiscriminately with blows; to cut hastily and carelessly.

Slash (n.) A long cut; a cut made at random.

Slash (n.) A large slit in the material of any garment, made to show the lining through the openings.

Slash (n.) Swampy or wet lands overgrown with bushes.

Slashed (a.) Marked or cut with a slash or slashes; deeply gashed; especially, having long, narrow openings, as a sleeve or other part of a garment, to show rich lining or under vesture.

Slashed (a.) Divided into many narrow parts or segments by sharp incisions; laciniate.

Slasher (n.) A machine for applying size to warp yarns.

Slash pine () A kind of pine tree (Pinus Cubensis) found in Southern Florida and the West Indies; -- so called because it grows in "slashes."

Slashy (a.) Wet and dirty; slushy.

Slat (n.) A thin, narrow strip or bar of wood or metal; as, the slats of a window blind.

Slatted (imp. & p. p.) of Slat

Slatting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slat

Slat (v. t.) To slap; to strike; to beat; to throw down violently.

Slat (v. t.) To split; to crack.

Slat (v. t.) To set on; to incite. See 3d Slate.

Slatch (n.) The period of a transitory breeze.

Slatch (n.) An interval of fair weather.

Slatch (n.) The loose or slack part of a rope; slack.

Slate (v. t.) An argillaceous rock which readily splits into thin plates; argillite; argillaceous schist.

Slate (v. t.) Any rock or stone having a slaty structure.

Slate (v. t.) A prepared piece of such stone.

Slate (v. t.) A thin, flat piece, for roofing or covering houses, etc.

Slate (v. t.) A tablet for writing upon.

Slate (v. t.) An artificial material, resembling slate, and used for the above purposes.

Slate (v. t.) A thin plate of any material; a flake.

Slate (v. t.) A list of candidates, prepared for nomination or for election; a list of candidates, or a programme of action, devised beforehand.

Slated (imp. & p. p.) of Slate

Slating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slate

Slate (v. t.) To cover with slate, or with a substance resembling slate; as, to slate a roof; to slate a globe.

Slate (v. t.) To register (as on a slate and subject to revision), for an appointment.

Slate (v. t.) To set a dog upon; to bait; to slat. See 2d Slat, 3.

Slate-color () A dark bluish gray color.

Slate-gray (a.) Of a dark gray, like slate.

Slater (n.) One who lays slates, or whose occupation is to slate buildings.

Slater (n.) Any terrestrial isopod crustacean of the genus Porcellio and allied genera; a sow bug.

Slating (n.) The act of covering with slate, slates, or a substance resembling slate; the work of a slater.

Slating (n.) Slates, collectively; also, material for slating.

Slatt (n.) A slab of stone used as a veneer for coarse masonry.

Slatter (v. i.) To be careless, negligent, or aswkward, esp. with regard to dress and neatness; to be wasteful.

Slattern (n.) A woman who is negligent of her dress or house; one who is not neat and nice.

Slattern (a.) Resembling a slattern; sluttish; slatterny.

Slattern (v. t.) To consume carelessly or wastefully; to waste; -- with away.

Slatternliness (n.) The quality or state of being slatternly; slovenliness; untidiness.

Slatternly (a.) Resembling a slattern; sluttish; negligent; dirty.

Slatternly (adv.) In a slatternly manner.

Slatterpouch (n.) A dance or game played by boys, requiring active exercise.

Slatting () Slats, collectively.

Slatting (n.) The violent shaking or flapping of anything hanging loose in the wind, as of a sail, when being hauled down.

Slaty (a.) Resembling slate; having the nature, appearance, or properties, of slate; composed of thin parallel plates, capable of being separated by splitting; as, a slaty color or texture.

Slaughter (v. t.) The act of killing.

Slaughter (v. t.) The extensive, violent, bloody, or wanton destruction of life; carnage.

Slaughter (v. t.) The act of killing cattle or other beasts for market.

Slaughtered (imp. & p. p.) of Slaughter

Slaughtering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slaughter

Slaughter (v. t.) To visit with great destruction of life; to kill; to slay in battle.

Slaughter (v. t.) To butcher; to kill for the market, as beasts.

Slaughterer (n.) One who slaughters.

Slaughterhouse (n.) A house where beasts are butchered for the market.

Slaughtermen (pl. ) of Slaughterman

Slaughterman (n.) One employed in slaughtering.

Slaughterous (a.) Destructive; murderous.

Slavs (pl. ) of Slav

Slav (n.) One of a race of people occupying a large part of Eastern and Northern Europe, including the Russians, Bulgarians, Roumanians, Servo-Croats, Slovenes, Poles, Czechs, Wends or Sorbs, Slovaks, etc.

Slave (n.) See Slav.

Slave (n.) A person who is held in bondage to another; one who is wholly subject to the will of another; one who is held as a chattel; one who has no freedom of action, but whose person and services are wholly under the control of another.

Slave (n.) One who has lost the power of resistance; one who surrenders himself to any power whatever; as, a slave to passion, to lust, to strong drink, to ambition.

Slave (n.) A drudge; one who labors like a slave.

Slave (n.) An abject person; a wretch.

Slaved (imp. & p. p.) of Slave

Slaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slave

Slave (v. i.) To drudge; to toil; to labor as a slave.

Slave (v. t.) To enslave.

Slaveborn (a.) Born in slavery.

Slaveholder (n.) One who holds slaves.

Slaveholding (a.) Holding persons in slavery.

Slaveocracy (n.) See Slavocracy.

Slaver (n.) A vessel engaged in the slave trade; a slave ship.

Slaver (n.) A person engaged in the purchase and sale of slaves; a slave merchant, or slave trader.

Slavered (imp. & p. p.) of Slaver

Slavering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slaver

Slaver (v. i.) To suffer spittle, etc., to run from the mouth.

Slaver (v. i.) To be besmeared with saliva.

Slaver (v. t.) To smear with saliva issuing from the mouth; to defile with drivel; to slabber.

Slaver (n.) Saliva driveling from the mouth.

Slaverer (n.) A driveler; an idiot.

Slavering (a.) Drooling; defiling with saliva.

Slaveries (pl. ) of Slavery

Slavery (n.) The condition of a slave; the state of entire subjection of one person to the will of another.

Slavery (n.) A condition of subjection or submission characterized by lack of freedom of action or of will.

Slavery (n.) The holding of slaves.

Slavey (n.) A maidservant.

Slavic (a.) Slavonic.

Slavic (n.) The group of allied languages spoken by the Slavs.

Slavish (a.) Of or pertaining to slaves; such as becomes or befits a slave; servile; excessively laborious; as, a slavish life; a slavish dependance on the great.

Slavism (n.) The common feeling and interest of the Slavonic race.

Slavocracy (n.) The persons or interest formerly representing slavery politically, or wielding political power for the preservation or advancement of slavery.

Slavonian (a.) Alt. of Slavonic

Slavonic (a.) Of or pertaining to Slavonia, or its inhabitants.

Slavonic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Slavs, or their language.

Slavonian (n.) A native or inhabitant of Slavonia; ethnologically, a Slav.

Slavophil (n.) Alt. of Slavophile

Slavophile (n.) One, not being a Slav, who is interested in the development and prosperity of that race.

Slaw (n.) Sliced cabbage served as a salad, cooked or uncooked.

Slaw () Alt. of Slawen

Slawen () p. p. of Slee, to slay.

Slew (imp.) of Slay

Slain (p. p.) of Slay

Slaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slay

Slay (v. t.) To put to death with a weapon, or by violence; hence, to kill; to put an end to; to destroy.

Slayer (n.) One who slays; a killer; a murderer; a destrroyer of life.

Slazy (a.) See Sleazy.

Sle (v. t.) To slay.

Sleave (n.) The knotted or entangled part of silk or thread.

Sleave (n.) Silk not yet twisted; floss; -- called also sleave silk.

Sleaved (imp. & p. p.) of Sleave

Sleaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sleave

Sleave (v. t.) To separate, as threads; to divide, as a collection of threads; to sley; -- a weaver's term.

Sleaved (a.) Raw; not spun or wrought; as, sleaved thread or silk.

Sleaziness (n.) Quality of being sleazy.

Sleazy (a.) Wanting firmness of texture or substance; thin; flimsy; as, sleazy silk or muslin.

Sled (n.) A vehicle on runners, used for conveying loads over the snow or ice; -- in England called sledge.

Sled (n.) A small, light vehicle with runners, used, mostly by young persons, for sliding on snow or ice.

Sledded (imp. & p. p.) of Sled

Sledding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sled

Sled (v. t.) To convey or transport on a sled; as, to sled wood or timber.

Sledding (n.) The act of transporting or riding on a sled.

Sledding (n.) The state of the snow which admits of the running of sleds; as, the sledding is good.

Sledge (n.) A strong vehicle with low runners or low wheels; or one without wheels or runners, made of plank slightly turned up at one end, used for transporting loads upon the snow, ice, or bare ground; a sled.

Sledge (n.) A hurdle on which, formerly, traitors were drawn to the place of execution.

Sledge (n.) A sleigh.

Sledge (n.) A game at cards; -- called also old sledge, and all fours.

Sledged (imp. & p. p.) of Sledge

Sledging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sledge

Sledge (v. i. & t.) To travel or convey in a sledge or sledges.

Sledge (v. t.) A large, heavy hammer, usually wielded with both hands; -- called also sledge hammer.

Slee (v. t.) To slay.

Sleek (superl.) Having an even, smooth surface; smooth; hence, glossy; as, sleek hair.

Sleek (superl.) Not rough or harsh.

Sleek (adv.) With ease and dexterity.

Sleek (n.) That which makes smooth; varnish.

Sleeked (imp. & p. p.) of Sleek

Sleeking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sleek

Sleek (v. t.) To make even and smooth; to render smooth, soft, and glossy; to smooth over.

Sleekly (adv.) In a sleek manner; smoothly.

Sleekness (n.) The quality or state of being sleek; smoothness and glossiness of surface.

Sleeky (a.) Of a sleek, or smooth, and glossy appearance.

Sleeky (a.) Fawning and deceitful; sly.

Sleep () imp. of Sleep. Slept.

Slept (imp. & p. p.) of Sleep

Sleeping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sleep

Sleep (v. i.) To take rest by a suspension of the voluntary exercise of the powers of the body and mind, and an apathy of the organs of sense; to slumber.

Sleep (v. i.) To be careless, inattentive, or uncouncerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly.

Sleep (v. i.) To be dead; to lie in the grave.

Sleep (v. i.) To be, or appear to be, in repose; to be quiet; to be unemployed, unused, or unagitated; to rest; to lie dormant; as, a question sleeps for the present; the law sleeps.

Sleep (v. t.) To be slumbering in; -- followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep.

Sleep (v. t.) To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge.

Sleep (v. i.) A natural and healthy, but temporary and periodical, suspension of the functions of the organs of sense, as well as of those of the voluntary and rational soul; that state of the animal in which there is a lessened acuteness of sensory perception, a confusion of ideas, and a loss of mental control, followed by a more or less unconscious state.

Sleep-at-noon (n.) A plant (Tragopogon pratensis) which closes its flowers at midday; a kind of goat's beard.

Sleep-charged (a.) Heavy with sleep.

Sleeper (n.) One who sleeps; a slumberer; hence, a drone, or lazy person.

Sleeper (n.) That which lies dormant, as a law.

Sleeper (n.) A sleeping car.

Sleeper (n.) An animal that hibernates, as the bear.

Sleeper (n.) A large fresh-water gobioid fish (Eleotris dormatrix).

Sleeper (n.) A nurse shark. See under Nurse.

Sleeper (n.) Something lying in a reclining posture or position.

Sleeper (n.) One of the pieces of timber, stone, or iron, on or near the level of the ground, for the support of some superstructure, to steady framework, to keep in place the rails of a railway, etc.; a stringpiece.

Sleeper (n.) One of the joists, or roughly shaped timbers, laid directly upon the ground, to receive the flooring of the ground story.

Sleeper (n.) One of the knees which connect the transoms to the after timbers on the ship's quarter.

Sleeper (n.) The lowest, or bottom, tier of casks.

Sleepful (a.) Strongly inclined to sleep; very sleepy.

Sleepily (adv.) In a sleepy manner; drowsily.

Sleepiness (n.) The quality or state of being sleepy.

Sleeping () a. & n. from Sleep.

Sleepish (a.) Disposed to sleep; sleepy; drowsy.

Sleepless (a.) Having no sleep; wakeful.

Sleepless (a.) Having no rest; perpetually agitated.

Sleepmarken (n.) See 1st Hag, 4.

Sleepwaker (n.) On in a state of magnetic or mesmeric sleep.

Sleepwaking (n.) The state of one mesmerized, or in a partial and morbid sleep.

Sleepwalker (n.) One who walks in his sleep; a somnambulist.

Sleepwalking (n.) Walking in one's sleep.

Sleepy (n.) Drowsy; inclined to, or overcome by, sleep.

Sleepy (n.) Tending to induce sleep; soporiferous; somniferous; as, a sleepy drink or potion.

Sleepy (n.) Dull; lazy; heavy; sluggish.

Sleepy (n.) Characterized by an absence of watchfulness; as, sleepy security.

Sleepyhead (n.) A sleepy person.

Sleepyhead (n.) The ruddy duck.

Sleer (n.) A slayer.

Sleet (n.) The part of a mortar extending from the chamber to the trunnions.

Sleet (n.) Hail or snow, mingled with rain, usually falling, or driven by the wind, in fine particles.

Sleeted (imp. & p. p.) of Sleet

Sleeting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sleet

Sleet (v. i.) To snow or hail with a mixture of rain.

Sleetch (n.) Mud or slime, such as that at the bottom of rivers.

Sleetiness (n.) The state of being sleety.

Sleety (a.) Of or pertaining to sleet; characterized by sleet; as, a sleety storm; sleety weather.

Sleeve (n.) See Sleave, untwisted thread.

Sleeve (n.) The part of a garment which covers the arm; as, the sleeve of a coat or a gown.

Sleeve (n.) A narrow channel of water.

Sleeve (n.) A tubular part made to cover, sustain, or steady another part, or to form a connection between two parts.

Sleeve (n.) A long bushing or thimble, as in the nave of a wheel.

Sleeve (n.) A short piece of pipe used for covering a joint, or forming a joint between the ends of two other pipes.

Sleeved (imp. & p. p.) of Sleeve

Sleeving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sleeve

Sleeve (v. t.) To furnish with sleeves; to put sleeves into; as, to sleeve a coat.

Sleeved (a.) Having sleeves; furnished with sleeves; -- often in composition; as, long-sleeved.

Sleevefish (n.) A squid.

Sleevehand (n.) The part of a sleeve nearest the hand; a cuff or wristband.

Sleeveless (a.) Having no sleeves.

Sleeveless (a.) Wanting a cover, pretext, or palliation; unreasonable; profitless; bootless; useless.

Sleided (imp. & p. p.) of Sleid

Sleiding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sleid

Sleid (v. t.) To sley, or prepare for use in the weaver's sley, or slaie.

Sleigh (a.) Sly.

Sleigh (n.) A vehicle moved on runners, and used for transporting persons or goods on snow or ice; -- in England commonly called a sledge.

Sleighing (n.) The act of riding in a sleigh.

Sleighing (n.) The state of the snow or ice which admits of running sleighs.

Sleight (n.) Cunning; craft; artful practice.

Sleight (n.) An artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that the manner of performance escapes observation.

Sleight (n.) Dexterous practice; dexterity; skill.

Sleightful (a.) Cunning; dexterous.

Sleightly (adv.) Cinningly.

Sleighty (a.) Cinning; sly.

Slender (superl.) Small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant.

Slender (superl.) Weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a slender constitution.

Slender (superl.) Moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of slender intelligence.

Slender (superl.) Small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of support; a slender pittance.

Slender (superl.) Spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet.

Slender (superl.) Uttered with a thin tone; -- the opposite of broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i.

Slent (n. & v.) See Slant.

Slep () imp. of Sleep. Slept.

Slepez (n.) A burrowing rodent (Spalax typhlus), native of Russia and Asia Minor. It has the general appearance of a mole, and is destitute of eyes. Called also mole rat.

Slept () imp. & p. p. of Sleep.

Sleuth (n.) The track of man or beast as followed by the scent.

Sleuthhound (n.) A hound that tracks animals by the scent; specifically, a bloodhound.

Slew () imp. of Slay.

Slew (v. t.) See Slue.

Slewed (a.) Somewhat drunk.

Slewth (n.) Sloth; idleness.

Sley (v. t.) A weaver's reed.

Sley (v. t.) A guideway in a knitting machine.

Sley (v. t.) To separate or part the threads of, and arrange them in a reed; -- a term used by weavers. See Sleave, and Sleid.

Slibber (a.) Slippery.

Slice (v. t.) A thin, broad piece cut off; as, a slice of bacon; a slice of cheese; a slice of bread.

Slice (v. t.) That which is thin and broad, like a slice.

Slice (v. t.) A broad, thin piece of plaster.

Slice (v. t.) A salver, platter, or tray.

Slice (v. t.) A knife with a thin, broad blade for taking up or serving fish; also, a spatula for spreading anything, as paint or ink.

Slice (v. t.) A plate of iron with a handle, forming a kind of chisel, or a spadelike implement, variously proportioned, and used for various purposes, as for stripping the planking from a vessel's side, for cutting blubber from a whale, or for stirring a fire of coals; a slice bar; a peel; a fire shovel.

Slice (v. t.) One of the wedges by which the cradle and the ship are lifted clear of the building blocks to prepare for launching.

Slice (v. t.) A removable sliding bottom to galley.

Sliced (imp. & p. p.) of Slice

Slicing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slice

Slice (v. t.) To cut into thin pieces, or to cut off a thin, broad piece from.

Slice (v. t.) To cut into parts; to divide.

Slice (v. t.) To clear by means of a slice bar, as a fire or the grate bars of a furnace.

Slicer (n.) One who, or that which, slices; specifically, the circular saw of the lapidary.

Slich (n.) Alt. of Slick

Slick (n.) See Schlich.

Slick (a.) Sleek; smooth.

Slick (v. t.) To make sleek or smoth.

Slick (n.) A wide paring chisel.

Slicken (a.) Sleek; smooth.

Slickens (n.) The pulverized matter from a quartz mill, or the lighter soil of hydraulic mines.

Slickensides (n.) The smooth, striated, or partially polished surfaces of a fissure or seam, supposed to have been produced by the sliding of one surface on another.

Slickensides (n.) A variety of galena found in Derbyshire, England.

Slicker (n.) That which makes smooth or sleek.

Slicker (n.) A kind of burnisher for leather.

Slicker (n.) A curved tool for smoothing the surfaces of a mold after the withdrawal of the pattern.

Slicker (n.) A waterproof coat.

Slicking (n.) The act or process of smoothing.

Slicking (n.) Narrow veins of ore.

Slickness (n.) The state or quality of being slick; smoothness; sleekness.

Slid () imp. & p. p. of Slide.

Slidden () p. p. of Slide.

Slidder (v. t.) To slide with interruption.

Slidder (v. t.) Alt. of Sliddery

Slidderly (v. t.) Alt. of Sliddery

Sliddery (v. t.) Slippery.

Slid (imp.) of Slide

Slidden (p. p.) of Slide

Slid () of Slide

Slidding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slide

Slide (v. t.) To move along the surface of any body by slipping, or without walking or rolling; to slip; to glide; as, snow slides down the mountain's side.

Slide (v. t.) Especially, to move over snow or ice with a smooth, uninterrupted motion, as on a sled moving by the force of gravity, or on the feet.

Slide (v. t.) To pass inadvertently.

Slide (v. t.) To pass along smoothly or unobservedly; to move gently onward without friction or hindrance; as, a ship or boat slides through the water.

Slide (v. t.) To slip when walking or standing; to fall.

Slide (v. t.) To pass from one note to another with no perceptible cassation of sound.

Slide (v. t.) To pass out of one's thought as not being of any consequence.

Slide (v. t.) To cause to slide; to thrust along; as, to slide one piece of timber along another.

Slide (v. t.) To pass or put imperceptibly; to slip; as, to slide in a word to vary the sense of a question.

Slide (n.) The act of sliding; as, a slide on the ice.

Slide (n.) Smooth, even passage or progress.

Slide (n.) That on which anything moves by sliding.

Slide (n.) An inclined plane on which heavy bodies slide by the force of gravity, esp. one constructed on a mountain side for conveying logs by sliding them down.

Slide (n.) A surface of ice or snow on which children slide for amusement.

Slide (n.) That which operates by sliding.

Slide (n.) A cover which opens or closes an aperture by sliding over it.

Slide (n.) A moving piece which is guided by a part or parts along which it slides.

Slide (n.) A clasp or brooch for a belt, or the like.

Slide (n.) A plate or slip of glass on which is a picture or delineation to be exhibited by means of a magic lantern, stereopticon, or the like; a plate on which is an object to be examined with a microscope.

Slide (n.) The descent of a mass of earth, rock, or snow down a hill or mountain side; as, a land slide, or a snow slide; also, the track of bare rock left by a land slide.

Slide (n.) A small dislocation in beds of rock along a line of fissure.

Slide (n.) A grace consisting of two or more small notes moving by conjoint degrees, and leading to a principal note either above or below.

Slide (n.) An apparatus in the trumpet and trombone by which the sounding tube is lengthened and shortened so as to produce the tones between the fundamental and its harmonics.

Slide (n.) A sound which, by a gradual change in the position of the vocal organs, passes imperceptibly into another sound.

Slide (n.) Same as Guide bar, under Guide.

Slide (n.) A slide valve.

Slidegroat (n.) The game of shovelboard.

Slider (a.) See Slidder.

Slider (n.) One who, or that which, slides; especially, a sliding part of an instrument or machine.

Slider (n.) The red-bellied terrapin (Pseudemys rugosa).

Sliding (a.) That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly.

Sliding (a.) Slippery; elusory.

Slidometer (n.) An instrument for indicating and recording shocks to railway cars occasioned by sudden stopping.

Slight (n.) Sleight.

Slight (v. t.) To overthrow; to demolish.

Slight (v. t.) To make even or level.

Slight (v. t.) To throw heedlessly.

Slight (superl.) Not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe; weak; gentle; -- applied in a great variety of circumstances; as, a slight (i. e., feeble) effort; a slight (i. e., perishable) structure; a slight (i. e., not deep) impression; a slight (i. e., not convincing) argument; a slight (i. e., not thorough) examination; slight (i. e., not severe) pain, and the like.

Slight (superl.) Not stout or heavy; slender.

Slight (superl.) Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.

Slighted (imp. & p. p.) of Slight

Slighting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slight

Slight (v. t.) To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands.

Slight (n.) The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity.

Slight (adv.) Slightly.

Slighten (v. t.) To slight.

Slighter (n.) One who slights.

Slightful (a.) See Sleightful.

Slighting (a.) Characterized by neglect or disregard.

Slightingly (adv.) In a slighting manner.

Slightly (adv.) In a slight manner.

Slightly (adv.) Slightingly; negligently.

Slightness (n.) The quality or state of being slight; slenderness; feebleness; superficiality; also, formerly, negligence; indifference; disregard.

Slighty (a.) Slight.

Slik (a.) Such.

Silkensides (n.) Same as Slickensides.

Slily (adv.) See Slyly.

Slim (superl.) Worthless; bad.

Slim (superl.) Weak; slight; unsubstantial; poor; as, a slim argument.

Slim (superl.) Of small diameter or thickness in proportion to the height or length; slender; as, a slim person; a slim tree.

Slime (n.) Soft, moist earth or clay, having an adhesive quality; viscous mud.

Slime (n.) Any mucilaginous substance; any substance of a dirty nature, that is moist, soft, and adhesive.

Slime (n.) Bitumen.

Slime (n.) Mud containing metallic ore, obtained in the preparatory dressing.

Slime (n.) A mucuslike substance which exudes from the bodies of certain animals.

Slimed (imp. & p. p.) of Slime

Sliming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slime

Slime (v. t.) To smear with slime.

Slimily (adv.) In a slimy manner.

Sliminess (n.) The quality or state of being slimy.

Slimly (adv.) In a state of slimness; in a slim manner; slenderly.

Slimness (n.) The quality or state of being slim.

Slimsy (a.) Flimsy; frail.

Slimy (superl.) Of or pertaining to slime; resembling slime; of the nature of slime; viscous; glutinous; also, covered or daubed with slime; yielding, or abounding in, slime.

Sliness (n.) See Slyness.

Sling (v. t.) An instrument for throwing stones or other missiles, consisting of a short strap with two strings fastened to its ends, or with a string fastened to one end and a light stick to the other. The missile being lodged in a hole in the strap, the ends of the string are taken in the hand, and the whole whirled rapidly round until, by loosing one end, the missile is let fly with centrifugal force.

Sling (v. t.) The act or motion of hurling as with a sling; a throw; figuratively, a stroke.

Sling (v. t.) A contrivance for sustaining anything by suspension

Sling (v. t.) A kind of hanging bandage put around the neck, in which a wounded arm or hand is supported.

Sling (v. t.) A loop of rope, or a rope or chain with hooks, for suspending a barrel, bale, or other heavy object, in hoisting or lowering.

Sling (v. t.) A strap attached to a firearm, for suspending it from the shoulder.

Sling (v. t.) A band of rope or iron for securing a yard to a mast; -- chiefly in the plural.

Slung (imp.) of Sling

Slang () of Sling

Slung (p. p.) of Sling

Slinging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sling

Sling (v. t.) To throw with a sling.

Sling (v. t.) To throw; to hurl; to cast.

Sling (v. t.) To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack.

Sling (v. t.) To pass a rope round, as a cask, gun, etc., preparatory to attaching a hoisting or lowering tackle.

Sling (n.) A drink composed of spirit (usually gin) and water sweetened.

Slinger (n.) One who slings, or uses a sling.

Slunk (imp.) of Slink

Slank () of Slink

Slunk (p. p.) of Slink

Slinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slink

Slink (a.) To creep away meanly; to steal away; to sneak.

Slink (a.) To miscarry; -- said of female beasts.

Slink (v. t.) To cast prematurely; -- said of female beasts; as, a cow that slinks her calf.

Slink (a.) Produced prematurely; as, a slink calf.

Slink (a.) Thin; lean.

Slink (n.) The young of a beast brought forth prematurely, esp. a calf brought forth before its time.

Slink (n.) A thievish fellow; a sneak.

Slinky (a.) Thin; lank.

Slipped (imp. & p. p.) of Slip

Slipping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slip

Slip (n.) To move along the surface of a thing without bounding, rolling, or stepping; to slide; to glide.

Slip (n.) To slide; to lose one's footing or one's hold; not to tread firmly; as, it is necessary to walk carefully lest the foot should slip.

Slip (n.) To move or fly (out of place); to shoot; -- often with out, off, etc.; as, a bone may slip out of its place.

Slip (n.) To depart, withdraw, enter, appear, intrude, or escape as if by sliding; to go or come in a quiet, furtive manner; as, some errors slipped into the work.

Slip (n.) To err; to fall into error or fault.

Slip (v. t.) To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly.

Slip (v. t.) To omit; to loose by negligence.

Slip (v. t.) To cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or slips of; as, to slip a piece of cloth or paper.

Slip (v. t.) To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound.

Slip (v. t.) To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar.

Slip (v. t.) To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink.

Slip (n.) The act of slipping; as, a slip on the ice.

Slip (n.) An unintentional error or fault; a false step.

Slip (n.) A twig separated from the main stock; a cutting; a scion; hence, a descendant; as, a slip from a vine.

Slip (n.) A slender piece; a strip; as, a slip of paper.

Slip (n.) A leash or string by which a dog is held; -- so called from its being made in such a manner as to slip, or become loose, by relaxation of the hand.

Slip (n.) An escape; a secret or unexpected desertion; as, to give one the slip.

Slip (n.) A portion of the columns of a newspaper or other work struck off by itself; a proof from a column of type when set up and in the galley.

Slip (n.) Any covering easily slipped on.

Slip (n.) A loose garment worn by a woman.

Slip (n.) A child's pinafore.

Slip (n.) An outside covering or case; as, a pillow slip.

Slip (n.) The slip or sheath of a sword, and the like.

Slip (n.) A counterfeit piece of money, being brass covered with silver.

Slip (n.) Matter found in troughs of grindstones after the grinding of edge tools.

Slip (n.) Potter's clay in a very liquid state, used for the decoration of ceramic ware, and also as a cement for handles and other applied parts.

Slip (n.) A particular quantity of yarn.

Slip (n.) An inclined plane on which a vessel is built, or upon which it is hauled for repair.

Slip (n.) An opening or space for vessels to lie in, between wharves or in a dock; as, Peck slip.

Slip (n.) A narrow passage between buildings.

Slip (n.) A long seat or narrow pew in churches, often without a door.

Slip (n.) A dislocation of a lead, destroying continuity.

Slip (n.) The motion of the center of resistance of the float of a paddle wheel, or the blade of an oar, through the water horozontally, or the difference between a vessel's actual speed and the speed which she would have if the propelling instrument acted upon a solid; also, the velocity, relatively to still water, of the backward current of water produced by the propeller.

Slip (n.) A fish, the sole.

Slip (n.) A fielder stationed on the off side and to the rear of the batsman. There are usually two of them, called respectively short slip, and long slip.

Slipboard (n.) A board sliding in grooves.

Slipcoat cheese () A rich variety of new cheese, resembling butter, but white.

Slipes (v.) Sledge runners on which a skip is dragged in a mine.

Slipknot (n.) knot which slips along the rope or line around which it is made.

Slip-on (n.) A kind of overcoat worn upon the shoulders in the manner of a cloak.

Slippage (n.) The act of slipping; also, the amount of slipping.

Slipper (n.) One who, or that which, slips.

Slipper (n.) A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe.

Slipper (n.) A kind of apron or pinafore for children.

Slipper (n.) A kind of brake or shoe for a wagon wheel.

Slipper (n.) A piece, usually a plate, applied to a sliding piece, to receive wear and afford a means of adjustment; -- also called shoe, and gib.

Slipper (a.) Slippery.

Slippered (a.) Wearing slippers.

Slipperily (adv.) In a slippery manner.

Slipperiness (n.) The quality of being slippery.

Slipperness (n.) Slipperiness.

Slipperwort (n.) See Calceolaria.

Slippery (a.) Having the quality opposite to adhesiveness; allowing or causing anything to slip or move smoothly, rapidly, and easily upon the surface; smooth; glib; as, oily substances render things slippery.

Slippery (a.) Not affording firm ground for confidence; as, a slippery promise.

Slippery (a.) Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away.

Slippery (a.) Liable to slip; not standing firm.

Slippery (a.) Unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; inconstant; fickle.

Slippery (a.) Uncertain in effect.

Slippery (a.) Wanton; unchaste; loose in morals.

Slippiness (n.) Slipperiness.

Slippy (a.) Slippery.

Slipshod (a.) Wearing shoes or slippers down at the heel.

Slipshod (a.) Figuratively: Careless in dress, manners, style, etc.; slovenly; shuffling; as, slipshod manners; a slipshod or loose style of writing.

Slipshoe (n.) A slipper.

Slipskin (a.) Evasive.

Slipslop (n.) Weak, poor, or flat liquor; weak, profitless discourse or writing.

Slipstring (n.) One who has shaken off restraint; a prodigal.

Slipthrift (n.) A spendthrift.

Slish (n.) A cut; as, slish and slash.

Slit () 3d. pers. sing. pres. of Slide.

Slit (imp. & p. p.) of Slit

Slitted () of Slit

Slitting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slit

Slit (n.) To cut lengthwise; to cut into long pieces or strips; as, to slit iron bars into nail rods; to slit leather into straps.

Slit (n.) To cut or make a long fissure in or upon; as, to slit the ear or the nose.

Slit (n.) To cut; to sever; to divide.

Slit (n.) A long cut; a narrow opening; as, a slit in the ear.

Slither (v. i.) To slide; to glide.

Slit-shell (n.) Any species of Pleurotomaria, a genus of beautiful, pearly, spiral gastropod shells having a deep slit in the outer lip. Many fossil species are known, and a few living ones are found in deep water in tropical seas.

Slitter (n.) One who, or that which, slits.

Slitting () a. & n. from Slit.

Slive (v. i.) To sneak.

Slive (v. t.) To cut; to split; to separate.

Slivered (imp. & p. p.) of Sliver

Slivering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sliver

Sliver (v. t.) To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood.

Sliver (n.) A long piece cut ot rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter.

Sliver (n.) A strand, or slender roll, of cotton or other fiber in a loose, untwisted state, produced by a carding machine and ready for the roving or slubbing which preceeds spinning.

Sliver (n.) Bait made of pieces of small fish. Cf. Kibblings.

Sloakan (n.) A species of seaweed. [Spelled also slowcawn.] See 3d Laver.

Sloam (n.) A layer of earth between coal seams.

Sloat (n.) A narrow piece of timber which holds together large pieces; a slat; as, the sloats of a cart.

Slobber (v. t. & i.) See Slabber.

Slobber (n.) See Slabber.

Slobber (n.) A jellyfish.

Slobber (n.) Salivation.

Slobberer (n.) One who slobbers.

Slobberer (n.) A slovenly farmer; a jobbing tailor.

Slobbery (a.) Wet; sloppy, as land.

Slock (v. t.) Alt. of Slocken

Slocken (v. t.) To quench; to allay; to slake. See Slake.

Slocking () a. & n. from Slock.

Sloe (n.) A small, bitter, wild European plum, the fruit of the blackthorn (Prunus spinosa); also, the tree itself.

Slogan (n.) The war cry, or gathering word, of a Highland clan in Scotland; hence, any rallying cry.

Sloggy (a.) Sluggish.

Sloke (n.) See Sloakan.

Sloo (n.) Alt. of Slue

Slue (n.) A slough; a run or wet place. See 2d Slough, 2.

Sloom (n.) Slumber.

Sloomy (a.) Sluggish; slow.

Sloop (n.) A vessel having one mast and fore-and-aft rig, consisting of a boom-and-gaff mainsail, jibs, staysail, and gaff topsail. The typical sloop has a fixed bowsprit, topmast, and standing rigging, while those of a cutter are capable of being readily shifted. The sloop usually carries a centerboard, and depends for stability upon breadth of beam rather than depth of keel. The two types have rapidly approximated since 1880. One radical distinction is that a slop may carry a centerboard. See Cutter, and Illustration in Appendix.

Slop (n.) Water or other liquid carelessly spilled or thrown aboyt, as upon a table or a floor; a puddle; a soiled spot.

Slop (n.) Mean and weak drink or liquid food; -- usually in the plural.

Slop (n.) Dirty water; water in which anything has been washed or rinsed; water from wash-bowls, etc.

Slopped (imp. & p. p.) of Slop

Slopping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slop

Slop (v. t.) To cause to overflow, as a liquid, by the motion of the vessel containing it; to spill.

Slop (v. t.) To spill liquid upon; to soil with a liquid spilled.

Slop (v. i.) To overflow or be spilled as a liquid, by the motion of the vessel containing it; -- often with over.

Slop (v. i.) Any kind of outer garment made of linen or cotton, as a night dress, or a smock frock.

Slop (v. i.) A loose lower garment; loose breeches; chiefly used in the plural.

Slop (v. i.) Ready-made clothes; also, among seamen, clothing, bedding, and other furnishings.

Slope (v. i.) An oblique direction; a line or direction including from a horizontal line or direction; also, sometimes, an inclination, as of one line or surface to another.

Slope (v. i.) Any ground whose surface forms an angle with the plane of the horizon.

Slope (a.) Sloping.

Slope (adv.) In a sloping manner.

Sloped (imp. & p. p.) of Slope

Sloping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slope

Slope (v. t.) To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to direct obliquely; to incline; to slant; as, to slope the ground in a garden; to slope a piece of cloth in cutting a garment.

Slope (v. i.) To take an oblique direction; to be at an angle with the plane of the horizon; to incline; as, the ground slopes.

Slope (v. i.) To depart; to disappear suddenly.

Slopeness (n.) State of being slope.

Slopewise (adv.) Obliquely.

Sloping (a.) Inclining or inclined from the plane of the horizon, or from a horizontal or other right line; oblique; declivous; slanting.

Sloppiness (n.) The quality or state of being sloppy; muddiness.

Sloppy (superl.) Wet, so as to spatter easily; wet, as with something slopped over; muddy; plashy; as, a sloppy place, walk, road.

Slopseller (n.) One who sells slops, or ready-made clothes. See 4th Slop, 3.

Slopshop (n.) A shop where slops. or ready-made clothes, are sold.

Slopwork (n.) The manufacture of slops, or cheap ready-made clothing; also, such clothing; hence, hasty, slovenly work of any kind.

Slopy (a.) Sloping; inclined.

Slosh () Alt. of Sloshy

Sloshy () See Slush, Slushy.

Slot (n.) A broad, flat, wooden bar; a slat or sloat.

Slot (n.) A bolt or bar for fastening a door.

Slot (n.) A narrow depression, perforation, or aperture; esp., one for the reception of a piece fitting or sliding in it.

Slot (v. t.) To shut with violence; to slam; as, to slot a door.

Slot (n.) The track of a deer; hence, a track of any kind.

Sloth (n.) Slowness; tardiness.

Sloth (n.) Disinclination to action or labor; sluggishness; laziness; idleness.

Sloth (n.) Any one of several species of arboreal edentates constituting the family Bradypodidae, and the suborder Tardigrada. They have long exserted limbs and long prehensile claws. Both jaws are furnished with teeth (see Illust. of Edentata), and the ears and tail are rudimentary. They inhabit South and Central America and Mexico.

Sloth (v. i.) To be idle.

Slothful (a.) Addicted to sloth; inactive; sluggish; lazy; indolent; idle.

Slothhound (n.) See Sleuthhound.

Slotted (a.) Having a slot.

Slotting (n.) The act or process of making slots, or mortises.

Slouch (n.) A hanging down of the head; a drooping attitude; a limp appearance; an ungainly, clownish gait; a sidewise depression or hanging down, as of a hat brim.

Slouch (n.) An awkward, heavy, clownish fellow.

Slouched (imp. & p. p.) of Slouch

Slouching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slouch

Slouch (v. i.) To droop, as the head.

Slouch (v. i.) To walk in a clumsy, lazy manner.

Slouch (v. t.) To cause to hang down; to depress at the side; as, to slouth the hat.

Slouching (a.) Hanging down at the side; limp; drooping; without firmness or shapeliness; moving in an ungainly manner.

Slouchy (a.) Slouching.

Slough (a.) Slow.

Slough (n.) A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire.

Slough (n.) A wet place; a swale; a side channel or inlet from a river.

Slough () imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.

Slough (n.) The skin, commonly the cast-off skin, of a serpent or of some similar animal.

Slough (n.) The dead mass separating from a foul sore; the dead part which separates from the living tissue in mortification.

Sloughed (imp. & p. p.) of Slough

Sloughing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slough

Slough (v. i.) To form a slough; to separate in the form of dead matter from the living tissues; -- often used with off, or away; as, a sloughing ulcer; the dead tissues slough off slowly.

Slough (v. t.) To cast off; to discard as refuse.

Sloughing (n.) The act of casting off the skin or shell, as do insects and crustaceans; ecdysis.

Sloughy (a.) Full of sloughs, miry.

Sloughy (a.) Resembling, or of the nature of, a slough, or the dead matter which separates from living flesh.

Sloven (n.) A man or boy habitually negligent of neathess and order; -- the correlative term to slattern, or slut.

Slovenliness (n.) The quality or state of being slovenly.

Slowenly (a.) Having the habits of a sloven; negligent of neatness and order, especially in dress.

Slowenly (a.) Characteristic of a solven; lacking neatness and order; evincing negligence; as, slovenly dress.

Slovenly (adv.) a slovenly manner.

Slovenness (n.) Slovenliness.

Slovenry (n.) Slovenliness.

Slow () imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.

Slow (superl.) Moving a short space in a relatively long time; not swift; not quick in motion; not rapid; moderate; deliberate; as, a slow stream; a slow motion.

Slow (superl.) Not happening in a short time; gradual; late.

Slow (superl.) Not ready; not prompt or quick; dilatory; sluggish; as, slow of speech, and slow of tongue.

Slow (superl.) Not hasty; not precipitate; acting with deliberation; tardy; inactive.

Slow (superl.) Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time; as, the clock or watch is slow.

Slow (superl.) Not advancing or improving rapidly; as, the slow growth of arts and sciences.

Slow (superl.) Heavy in wit; not alert, prompt, or spirited; wearisome; dull.

Slow (adv.) Slowly.

Slowed (imp. & p. p.) of Slow

Slowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slow

Slow (v. t.) To render slow; to slacken the speed of; to retard; to delay; as, to slow a steamer.

Slow (v. i.) To go slower; -- often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge.

Slow (n.) A moth.

Slowback (n.) A lubber; an idle fellow; a loiterer.

Slowh () imp. of Slee,to slay.

Slowhound (n.) A sleuthhound.

Slowly (adv.) In a slow manner; moderately; not rapidly; not early; not rashly; not readly; tardly.

Slowness (n.) The quality or state of being slow.

Slows (n.) Milk sickness.

Slow-witted (a.) Dull of apprehension; not possessing quick intelligence.

Slowworm (v. t.) A lecertilian reptile; the blindworm.

Slub (n.) A roll of wool slightly twisted; a rove; -- called also slubbing.

Slubbed (imp. & p. p.) of Slub

Slubbing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slub

Slub (v. t.) To draw out and twist slightly; -- said of slivers of wool.

Slubbered (imp. & p. p.) of Slubber

Slubbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slubber

Slubber (v. t.) To do lazily, imperfectly, or coarsely.

Slubber (v. t.) To daub; to stain; to cover carelessly.

Slubber (n.) A slubbing machine.

Slubberdegullion (n.) A mean, dirty wretch.

Slubberingly (adv.) In a slovenly, or hurried and imperfect, manner.

Slubbing () a. & n. from Slub.

Sludge (n.) Mud; mire; soft mud; slush.

Sludge (n.) Small floating pieces of ice, or masses of saturated snow.

Sludge (n.) See Slime, 4.

Sludger (n.) A bucket for removing mud from a bored hole; a sand pump.

Sludy (a.) Miry; slushy.

Slued (imp. & p. p.) of Slue

Sluing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slue

Slue (v. t.) To turn about a fixed point, usually the center or axis, as a spar or piece of timber; to turn; -- used also of any heavy body.

Slue (v. t.) In general, to turn about; to twist; -- often used reflexively and followed by round.

Slue (v. i.) To turn about; to turn from the course; to slip or slide and turn from an expected or desired course; -- often followed by round.

Slue (n.) See Sloough, 2.

Slug (n.) A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard.

Slug (n.) A hindrance; an obstruction.

Slug (n.) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial pulmonate mollusks belonging to Limax and several related genera, in which the shell is either small and concealed in the mantle, or altogether wanting. They are closely allied to the land snails.

Slug (n.) Any smooth, soft larva of a sawfly or moth which creeps like a mollusk; as, the pear slug; rose slug.

Slug (n.) A ship that sails slowly.

Slug (n.) An irregularly shaped piece of metal, used as a missile for a gun.

Slug (n.) A thick strip of metal less than type high, and as long as the width of a column or a page, -- used in spacing out pages and to separate display lines, etc.

Slug (v. i.) To move slowly; to lie idle.

Slug (v. t.) To make sluggish.

Slugged (imp. & p. p.) of Slug

Slugging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slug

Slug (v. t.) To load with a slug or slugs; as, to slug a gun.

Slug (v. t.) To strike heavily.

Slug (v. i.) To become reduced in diameter, or changed in shape, by passing from a larger to a smaller part of the bore of the barrel; -- said of a bullet when fired from a gun, pistol, or other firearm.

Slugabed (n.) One who indulges in lying abed; a sluggard.

Sluggard (n.) A person habitually lazy, idle, and inactive; a drone.

Sluggard (a.) Sluggish; lazy.

Sluggardize (v. t.) To make lazy.

Sluggardy (n.) The state of being a sluggard; sluggishness; sloth.

Slugger (n.) One who strikes heavy blows; hence, a boxer; a prize fighter.

Sluggish (a.) Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a sluggish man.

Sluggish (a.) Slow; having little motion; as, a sluggish stream.

Sluggish (a.) Having no power to move one's self or itself; inert.

Sluggish (a.) Characteristic of a sluggard; dull; stupid; tame; simple.

Sluggy (a.) Sluggish.

Slug-horn (a.) An erroneous form of the Scotch word slughorne, or sloggorne, meaning slogan.

Slugs (n. pl.) Half-roasted ore.

Slugworm (n.) Any caterpillar which has the general appearance of a slug, as do those of certain moths belonging to Limacodes and allied genera, and those of certain sawflies.

Sluice (n.) An artifical passage for water, fitted with a valve or gate, as in a mill stream, for stopping or regulating the flow; also, a water gate or flood gate.

Sluice (n.) Hence, an opening or channel through which anything flows; a source of supply.

Sluice (n.) The stream flowing through a flood gate.

Sluice (n.) A long box or trough through which water flows, -- used for washing auriferous earth.

Sluiced (imp. & p. p.) of Sluice

Sluicing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sluice

Sluice (v. t.) To emit by, or as by, flood gates.

Sluice (v. t.) To wet copiously, as by opening a sluice; as, to sluice meadows.

Sluice (v. t.) To wash with, or in, a stream of water running through a sluice; as, to sluice eart or gold dust in mining.

Sluiceway (n.) An artificial channel into which water is let by a sluice; specifically, a trough constructed over the bed of a stream, so that logs, lumber, or rubbish can be floated down to some convenient place of delivery.

Sluicy (a.) Falling copiously or in streams, as from a sluice.

Slum (n.) A foul back street of a city, especially one filled with a poor, dirty, degraded, and often vicious population; any low neighborhood or dark retreat; -- usually in the plural; as, Westminster slums are haunts for theives.

Slum (n.) Same as Slimes.

Slumbered (imp. & p. p.) of Slumber

Slumbering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slumber

Slumber (v. i.) To sleep; especially, to sleep lightly; to doze.

Slumber (v. i.) To be in a state of negligence, sloth, supineness, or inactivity.

Slumber (v. t.) To lay to sleep.

Slumber (v. t.) To stun; to stupefy.

Slumber (n.) Sleep; especially, light sleep; sleep that is not deep or sound; repose.

Slumberer (n.) One who slumbers; a sleeper.

Slumberingly (adv.) In a slumbering manner.

Slumberless (a.) Without slumber; sleepless.

Slumberous (a.) Inviting slumber; soporiferous.

Slumberous (a.) Being in the repose of slumber; sleepy; drowsy.

Slumbery (a.) Sleepy.

Slumbrous (a.) Slumberous.

Slumming (vb. n.) Visiting slums.

Slump (n.) The gross amount; the mass; the lump.

Slump (v. t.) To lump; to throw into a mess.

Slumped (imp. & p. p.) of Slump

Slumping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slump

Slump (v. i.) To fall or sink suddenly through or in, when walking on a surface, as on thawing snow or ice, partly frozen ground, a bog, etc., not strong enough to bear the person.

Slump (n.) A boggy place.

Slump (n.) The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a soft, miry place.

Slumpy (a.) Easily broken through; boggy; marshy; swampy.

Slung () imp. & p. p. of Sling.

Slunk () imp. & p. p. of Slink.

Slurred (imp. & p. p.) of Slur

Slurring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slur

Slur (v. t.) To soil; to sully; to contaminate; to disgrace.

Slur (v. t.) To disparage; to traduce.

Slur (v. t.) To cover over; to disguise; to conceal; to pass over lightly or with little notice.

Slur (v. t.) To cheat, as by sliding a die; to trick.

Slur (v. t.) To pronounce indistinctly; as, to slur syllables.

Slur (v. t.) To sing or perform in a smooth, gliding style; to connect smoothly in performing, as several notes or tones.

Slur (v. t.) To blur or double, as an impression from type; to mackle.

Slur (n.) A mark or stain; hence, a slight reproach or disgrace; a stigma; a reproachful intimation; an innuendo.

Slur (n.) A trick played upon a person; an imposition.

Slur (n.) A mark, thus [/ or /], connecting notes that are to be sung to the same syllable, or made in one continued breath of a wind instrument, or with one stroke of a bow; a tie; a sign of legato.

Slur (n.) In knitting machines, a contrivance for depressing the sinkers successively by passing over them.

Slurred (a.) Marked with a slur; performed in a smooth, gliding style, like notes marked with a slur.

Slush (n.) Soft mud.

Slush (n.) A mixture of snow and water; half-melted snow.

Slush (n.) A soft mixture of grease and other materials, used for lubrication.

Slush (n.) The refuse grease and fat collected in cooking, especially on shipboard.

Slush (n.) A mixture of white lead and lime, with which the bright parts of machines, such as the connecting rods of steamboats, are painted to be preserved from oxidation.

Slushed (imp. & p. p.) of Slush

Slushing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Slush

Slush (v. t.) To smear with slush or grease; as, to slush a mast.

Slush (v. t.) To paint with a mixture of white lead and lime.

Slushy (a.) Abounding in slush; characterized by soft mud or half-melted snow; as, the streets are slushy; the snow is slushy.

Slut (n.) An untidy woman; a slattern.

Slut (n.) A servant girl; a drudge.

Slut (n.) A female dog; a bitch.

Slutch (n.) Slush.

Slutchy (a.) Slushy.

Sluthhound (n.) Sleuthhound.

Sluttery (n.) The qualities and practices of a slut; sluttishness; slatternlines.

Sluttish (a.) Like a slut; untidy; indecently negligent of cleanliness; disorderly; as, a sluttish woman.

Sly (v. t.) Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; -- in a good sense.

Sly (v. t.) Artfully cunning; secretly mischievous; wily.

Sly (v. t.) Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick.

Sly (v. t.) Light or delicate; slight; thin.

Sly (adv.) Slyly.

Slyboots (n.) A humerous appellation for a sly, cunning, or waggish person.

Slyly (adv.) In a sly manner; shrewdly; craftily.

Slyness (n.) The quality or state of being sly.

Slype (n.) A narrow passage between two buildings, as between the transept and chapter house of a monastery.

Smack (n.) A small sailing vessel, commonly rigged as a sloop, used chiefly in the coasting and fishing trade.

Smack (v. i.) Taste or flavor, esp. a slight taste or flavor; savor; tincture; as, a smack of bitter in the medicine. Also used figuratively.

Smack (v. i.) A small quantity; a taste.

Smack (v. i.) A loud kiss; a buss.

Smack (v. i.) A quick, sharp noise, as of the lips when suddenly separated, or of a whip.

Smack (v. i.) A quick, smart blow; a slap.

Smack (adv.) As if with a smack or slap.

Smacked (imp. & p. p.) of Smack

Smacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smack

Smack (n.) To have a smack; to be tinctured with any particular taste.

Smack (n.) To have or exhibit indications of the presence of any character or quality.

Smack (n.) To kiss with a close compression of the lips, so as to make a sound when they separate; to kiss with a sharp noise; to buss.

Smack (n.) To make a noise by the separation of the lips after tasting anything.

Smack (v. t.) To kiss with a sharp noise; to buss.

Smack (v. t.) To open, as the lips, with an inarticulate sound made by a quick compression and separation of the parts of the mouth; to make a noise with, as the lips, by separating them in the act of kissing or after tasting.

Smack (v. t.) To make a sharp noise by striking; to crack; as, to smack a whip.

Smacking (n.) A sharp, quick noise; a smack.

Smacking (a.) Making a sharp, brisk sound; hence, brisk; as, a smacking breeze.

Small (superl.) Having little size, compared with other things of the same kind; little in quantity or degree; diminutive; not large or extended in dimension; not great; not much; inconsiderable; as, a small man; a small river.

Small (superl.) Being of slight consequence; feeble in influence or importance; unimportant; trivial; insignificant; as, a small fault; a small business.

Small (superl.) Envincing little worth or ability; not large-minded; -- sometimes, in reproach, paltry; mean.

Small (superl.) Not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short; as, after a small space.

Small (superl.) Weak; slender; fine; gentle; soft; not loud.

Small (adv.) In or to small extent, quantity, or degree; little; slightly.

Small (adv.) Not loudly; faintly; timidly.

Small (n.) The small or slender part of a thing; as, the small of the leg or of the back.

Small (n.) Smallclothes.

Small (n.) Same as Little go. See under Little, a.

Small (v. t.) To make little or less.

Smallage (n.) A biennial umbelliferous plant (Apium graveolens) native of the seacoats of Europe and Asia. When deprived of its acrid and even poisonous properties by cultivation, it becomes celery.

Smallclothes (n. pl.) A man's garment for the hips and thighs; breeches. See Breeches.

Smallish (a.) Somewhat small.

Smallness (n.) The quality or state of being small.

Smallpox (n.) A contagious, constitutional, febrile disease characterized by a peculiar eruption; variola. The cutaneous eruption is at first a collection of papules which become vesicles (first flat, subsequently umbilicated) and then pustules, and finally thick crusts which slough after a certain time, often leaving a pit, or scar.

Smalls (n. pl.) See Small, n., 2, 3.

Smallsword (n.) A light sword used for thrusting only; especially, the sword worn by civilians of rank in the eighteenth century.

Smally (adv.) In a small quantity or degree; with minuteness.

Smalt (v. t.) A deep blue pigment or coloring material used in various arts. It is a vitreous substance made of cobalt, potash, and calcined quartz fused, and reduced to a powder.

Smalt-blue (a.) Deep blue, like smalt.

Smaltine (n.) Alt. of Smaltite

Smaltite (n.) A tin-white or gray mineral of metallic luster. It is an arsenide of cobalt, nickel, and iron. Called also speiskobalt.

Smaragd (n.) The emerald.

Smaragdine (a.) Of or pertaining to emerald; resembling emerald; of an emerald green.

Smaragdite (n.) A green foliated kind of amphibole, observed in eclogite and some varietis of gabbro.

Smarted (imp. & p. p.) of Smart

Smarting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smart

Smart (v. i.) To feel a lively, pungent local pain; -- said of some part of the body as the seat of irritation; as, my finger smarts; these wounds smart.

Smart (v. i.) To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil.

Smart (v. t.) To cause a smart in.

Smart (v. i.) Quick, pungent, lively pain; a pricking local pain, as the pain from puncture by nettles.

Smart (v. i.) Severe, pungent pain of mind; pungent grief; as, the smart of affliction.

Smart (v. i.) A fellow who affects smartness, briskness, and vivacity; a dandy.

Smart (v. i.) Smart money (see below).

Smart (v. i.) Causing a smart; pungent; pricking; as, a smart stroke or taste.

Smart (v. i.) Keen; severe; poignant; as, smart pain.

Smart (v. i.) Vigorous; sharp; severe.

Smart (v. i.) Accomplishing, or able to accomplish, results quickly; active; sharp; clever.

Smart (v. i.) Efficient; vigorous; brilliant.

Smart (v. i.) Marked by acuteness or shrewdness; quick in suggestion or reply; vivacious; witty; as, a smart reply; a smart saying.

Smart (v. i.) Pretentious; showy; spruce; as, a smart gown.

Smart (v. i.) Brisk; fresh; as, a smart breeze.

Smarten (v. t.) To make smart or spruce; -- usually with up.

Smartle (v. i.) To waste away.

Smartly (adv.) In a smart manner.

Smartness (n.) The quality or state of being smart.

Smartweed (n.) An acrid plant of the genus Polygonum (P. Hydropiper), which produces smarting if applied where the skin is tender.

Smashed (imp. & p. p.) of Smash

Smashing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smash

Smash (v. t.) To break in pieces by violence; to dash to pieces; to crush.

Smash (v. i.) To break up, or to pieces suddenly, as the result of collision or pressure.

Smash (n.) A breaking or dashing to pieces; utter destruction; wreck.

Smash (n.) Hence, bankruptcy.

Smasher (n.) One who, or that which, smashes or breaks things to pieces.

Smasher (n.) Anything very large or extraordinary.

Smasher (n.) One who passes counterfeit coin.

Smatch (n.) Taste; tincture; smack.

Smatch (v. i.) To smack.

Smatter (v. i.) To talk superficially or ignorantly; to babble; to chatter.

Smatter (v. i.) To have a slight taste, or a slight, superficial knowledge, of anything; to smack.

Smatter (v. t.) To talk superficially about.

Smatter (v. t.) To gain a slight taste of; to acquire a slight, superficial knowledge of; to smack.

Smatter (n.) Superficial knowledge; a smattering.

Smatterer (n.) One who has only a slight, superficial knowledge; a sciolist.

Smattering (n.) A slight, superficial knowledge of something; sciolism.

Smeared (imp. & p. p.) of Smear

Smearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smear

Smear (n.) To overspread with anything unctuous, viscous, or adhesive; to daub; as, to smear anything with oil.

Smear (n.) To soil in any way; to contaminate; to pollute; to stain morally; as, to be smeared with infamy.

Smear (n.) A fat, oily substance; oinment.

Smear (n.) Hence, a spot made by, or as by, an unctuous or adhesive substance; a blot or blotch; a daub; a stain.

Smear dab () The sand fluke (b).

Smeared (a.) Having the color mark ings ill defined, as if rubbed; as, the smeared dagger moth (Apatela oblinita).

Smeary (a.) Tending to smear or soil; adhesive; viscous.

Smeath (n.) The smew.

Smectite (n.) A hydrous silicate of alumina, of a greenish color, which, in certain states of humidity, appears transparent and almost gelatinous.

Smee (n.) The pintail duck.

Smee (n.) The widgeon.

Smee (n.) The poachard.

Smee (n.) The smew.

Smeeth (v. t.) To smoke; to blacken with smoke; to rub with soot.

Smeeth (v. t.) To smooth.

Smegma (n.) The matter secreted by any of the sebaceous glands.

Smegma (n.) The soapy substance covering the skin of newborn infants.

Smegma (n.) The cheesy, sebaceous matter which collects between the glans penis and the foreskin.

Smegmatic (a.) Being of the nature of soap; soapy; cleansing; detersive.

Smeir (n.) A salt glaze on pottery, made by adding common salt to an earthenware glaze.

Smelled (imp. & p. p.) of Smell

Smelt () of Smell

Smelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smell

Smell (n.) To perceive by the olfactory nerves, or organs of smell; to have a sensation of, excited through the nasal organs when affected by the appropriate materials or qualities; to obtain the scent of; as, to smell a rose; to smell perfumes.

Smell (n.) To detect or perceive, as if by the sense of smell; to scent out; -- often with out.

Smell (n.) To give heed to.

Smell (v. i.) To affect the olfactory nerves; to have an odor or scent; -- often followed by of; as, to smell of smoke, or of musk.

Smell (v. i.) To have a particular tincture or smack of any quality; to savor; as, a report smells of calumny.

Smell (v. i.) To exercise the sense of smell.

Smell (v. i.) To exercise sagacity.

Smell (v. t.) The sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentally of the olfactory nerves. See Sense.

Smell (v. t.) The quality of any thing or substance, or emanation therefrom, which affects the olfactory organs; odor; scent; fragrance; perfume; as, the smell of mint.

Smeller (n.) One who smells, or perceives by the sense of smell; one who gives out smell.

Smeller (n.) The nose.

Smell-feast (n.) One who is apt to find and frequent good tables; a parasite; a sponger.

Smell-feast (n.) A feast at which the guests are supposed to feed upon the odors only of the viands.

Smelling (n.) The act of one who smells.

Smelling (n.) The sense by which odors are perceived; the sense of smell.

Smell-less (a.) Destitute of smell; having no odor.

Smelt () imp. & p. p. of Smell.

Smelt (n.) Any one of numerous species of small silvery salmonoid fishes of the genus Osmerus and allied genera, which ascend rivers to spawn, and sometimes become landlocked in lakes. They are esteemed as food, and have a peculiar odor and taste.

Smelt (n.) A gull; a simpleton.

Smelted (imp. & p. p.) of Smelt

Smelting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smelt

Smelt (v. i.) To melt or fuse, as, ore, for the purpose of separating and refining the metal; hence, to reduce; to refine; to flux or scorify; as, to smelt tin.

Smelter (n.) One who, or that which, smelts.

Smeltery (n.) A house or place for smelting.

Smeltie (n.) A fish, the bib.

Smelting () a. & n. from Smelt.

Smerk (n. & v.) See Smirk.

Smerk (a.) Alt. of Smerky

Smerky (a.) Smart; jaunty; spruce. See Smirk, a.

Smerlin (n.) A small loach.

Smew (n.) small European merganser (Mergus albellus) which has a white crest; -- called also smee, smee duck, white merganser, and white nun.

Smew (n.) The hooded merganser.

Smicker (a.) To look amorously or wantonly; to smirk.

Smicker (v.) Amorous; wanton; gay; spruce.

Smickering (n.) Amorous glance or inclination.

Smicket (n.) A woman's under-garment; a smock.

Smickly (adv.) Smugly; finically.

Smiddy (n.) A smithy.

Smift (n.) A match for firing a charge of powder, as in blasting; a fuse.

Smight (v. t.) To smite.

Smilacin (n.) See Parrilin.

Smilax (n.) A genus of perennial climbing plants, usually with a prickly woody stem; green brier, or cat brier. The rootstocks of certain species are the source of the medicine called sarsaparilla.

Smilax (n.) A delicate trailing plant (Myrsiphyllum asparagoides) much used for decoration. It is a native of the Cape of Good Hope.

Smiled (imp. & p. p.) of Smile

Smiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smile

Smile (v. i.) To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.

Smile (v. i.) To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.

Smile (v. i.) To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.

Smile (v. i.) To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; -- often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.

Smile (v. t.) To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors.

Smile (v. t.) To affect in a certain way with a smile.

Smile (v. i.) The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; -- opposed to frown.

Smile (v. i.) A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.

Smile (v. i.) Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence.

Smile (v. i.) Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.

Smileless (a.) Not having a smile.

Smiler (n.) One who smiles.

Smilet (n.) A little smile.

Smilingly (adv.) In a smiling manner.

Smilingness (n.) Quality or state of being smiling.

Smilodon (n.) An extinct genus of saber-toothed tigers. See Mach/rodus.

Smilt (v. i.) To melt.

Sminthurid (n.) Any one of numerous small species of springtails, of the family Sminthuridae, -- usually found on flowers. See Illust. under Collembola.

Smirch (v. t.) To smear with something which stains, or makes dirty; to smutch; to begrime; to soil; to sully.

Smirch (n.) A smutch; a dirty stain.

Smirked (imp. & p. p.) of Smirk

Smirking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smirk

Smirk (v. i.) To smile in an affected or conceited manner; to smile with affected complaisance; to simper.

Smirk (n.) A forced or affected smile; a simper.

Smirk (a.) Nice,; smart; spruce; affected; simpering.

Smirkingly (adv.) With smirking; with a smirk.

Smirky (a.) Smirk; smirking.

Smit () imp. & p. p. of Smite.

Smit () 3d. pers. sing. pres. of Smite.

Smote (imp.) of Smite

Smit () of Smite

Smitten (p. p.) of Smite

Smit () of Smite

Smote () of Smite

Smiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smite

Smite (v. t.) To strike; to inflict a blow upon with the hand, or with any instrument held in the hand, or with a missile thrown by the hand; as, to smite with the fist, with a rod, sword, spear, or stone.

Smite (v. t.) To cause to strike; to use as an instrument in striking or hurling.

Smite (v. t.) To destroy the life of by beating, or by weapons of any kind; to slay by a blow; to kill; as, to smite one with the sword, or with an arrow or other instrument.

Smite (v. t.) To put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war.

Smite (v. t.) To blast; to destroy the life or vigor of, as by a stroke or by some visitation.

Smite (v. t.) To afflict; to chasten; to punish.

Smite (v. t.) To strike or affect with passion, as love or fear.

Smite (v. i.) To strike; to collide; to beat.

Smite (n.) The act of smiting; a blow.

Smiter (n.) One who smites.

Smith (n.) One who forges with the hammer; one who works in metals; as, a blacksmith, goldsmith, silversmith, and the like.

Smith (n.) One who makes or effects anything.

Smith (n.) To beat into shape; to forge.

Smithcraft (n.) The art or occupation of a smith; smithing.

Smither (n.) Light, fine rain.

Smither (n.) Fragments; atoms; finders.

Smithereens (n. pl.) Fragments; atoms; smithers.

-ies (pl. ) of Smithery

Smithery (n.) The workshop of a smith; a smithy or stithy.

Smithery (n.) Work done by a smith; smithing.

Smithing (n.) The act or art of working or forging metals, as iron, into any desired shape.

Smithsonian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Englishman J. L. M. Smithson, or to the national institution of learning which he endowed at Washington, D. C.; as, the Smithsonian Institution; Smithsonian Reports.

Smithsonian (n.) The Smithsonian Institution.

Smithsonite (n.) Native zinc carbonate. It generally occurs in stalactitic, reniform, or botryoidal shapes, of a white to gray, green, or brown color. See Note under Calamine.

Smithy (n.) The workshop of a smith, esp. a blacksmith; a smithery; a stithy.

Smitt (v. t.) Fine clay or ocher made up into balls, used for marking sheep.

Smitten () p. p. of Smite.

Smittle (v. t.) To infect.

Smittle (n.) Infection.

Smittle (a.) Alt. of Smittlish

Smittlish (a.) Infectious; catching.

Smock (n.) A woman's under-garment; a shift; a chemise.

Smock (n.) A blouse; a smoock frock.

Smock (a.) Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock; hence, of or pertaining to a woman.

Smock (v. t.) To provide with, or clothe in, a smock or a smock frock.

Smock-faced (a.) Having a feminine countenance or complexion; smooth-faced; girlish.

Smock frock () A coarse frock, or shirt, worn over the other dress, as by farm laborers.

Smockless (a.) Wanting a smock.

Smokable (a.) Capable of being smoked; suitable or ready to be smoked; as, smokable tobacco.

Smoke (n.) The visible exhalation, vapor, or substance that escapes, or expelled, from a burning body, especially from burning vegetable matter, as wood, coal, peat, or the like.

Smoke (n.) That which resembles smoke; a vapor; a mist.

Smoke (n.) Anything unsubstantial, as idle talk.

Smoke (n.) The act of smoking, esp. of smoking tobacco; as, to have a smoke.

Smoked (imp. & p. p.) of Smoke

Smoking (p. pr. & vb n.) of Smoke

Smoke (n.) To emit smoke; to throw off volatile matter in the form of vapor or exhalation; to reek.

Smoke (n.) Hence, to burn; to be kindled; to rage.

Smoke (n.) To raise a dust or smoke by rapid motion.

Smoke (n.) To draw into the mouth the smoke of tobacco burning in a pipe or in the form of a cigar, cigarette, etc.; to habitually use tobacco in this manner.

Smoke (n.) To suffer severely; to be punished.

Smoke (v. t.) To apply smoke to; to hang in smoke; to disinfect, to cure, etc., by smoke; as, to smoke or fumigate infected clothing; to smoke beef or hams for preservation.

Smoke (v. t.) To fill or scent with smoke; hence, to fill with incense; to perfume.

Smoke (v. t.) To smell out; to hunt out; to find out; to detect.

Smoke (v. t.) To ridicule to the face; to quiz.

Smoke (v. t.) To inhale and puff out the smoke of, as tobacco; to burn or use in smoking; as, to smoke a pipe or a cigar.

Smoke (v. t.) To subject to the operation of smoke, for the purpose of annoying or driving out; -- often with out; as, to smoke a woodchuck out of his burrow.

Smoke-dry (v. t.) To dry by or in smoke.

Smokehouse (n.) A building where meat or fish is cured by subjecting it to a dense smoke.

Smokejack (n.) A contrivance for turning a spit by means of a fly or wheel moved by the current of ascending air in a chimney.

Smokeless (a.) Making or having no smoke.

Smoker (n.) One who dries or preserves by smoke.

Smoker (n.) One who smokes tobacco or the like.

Smoker (n.) A smoking car or compartment.

Smokestack (n.) A chimney; esp., a pipe serving as a chimney, as the pipe which carries off the smoke of a locomotive, the funnel of a steam vessel, etc.

Smokily (adv.) In a smoky manner.

Smokiness (n.) The quality or state of being smoky.

Smoking () a. & n. from Smoke.

Smoky (superl.) Emitting smoke, esp. in large quantities or in an offensive manner; fumid; as, smoky fires.

Smoky (superl.) Having the appearance or nature of smoke; as, a smoky fog.

Smoky (superl.) Filled with smoke, or with a vapor resembling smoke; thick; as, a smoky atmosphere.

Smoky (superl.) Subject to be filled with smoke from chimneys or fireplace; as, a smoky house.

Smoky (superl.) Tarnished with smoke; noisome with smoke; as, smoky rafters; smoky cells.

Smoky (superl.) Suspicious; open to suspicion.

Smoldered (imp. & p. p.) of Smoulder

Smouldered () of Smoulder

Smoldering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smoulder

Smouldering () of Smoulder

Smolder (v. i.) Alt. of Smoulder

Smoulder (v. i.) To burn and smoke without flame; to waste away by a slow and supressed combustion.

Smoulder (v. i.) To exist in a state of suppressed or smothered activity; to burn inwardly; as, a smoldering feud.

Smolder (v. t.) Alt. of Smoulder

Smoulder (v. t.) To smother; to suffocate; to choke.

Smolder (n.) Alt. of Smoulder

Smoulder (n.) Smoke; smother.

Smoldering (a.) Alt. of Smouldering

Smouldering (a.) Being in a state of suppressed activity; quiet but not dead.

Smolderingness (n.) Alt. of Smoulderingness

Smoulderingness (n.) The state of smoldering.

Smoldry (a.) Alt. of Smouldry

Smouldry (a.) Smoldering; suffocating; smothery.

Smolt (n.) A young salmon two or three years old, when it has acquired its silvery color.

Smooch (v. t.) See Smutch.

Smoor (v. t.) To suffocate or smother.

Smooth (superl.) Having an even surface, or a surface so even that no roughness or points can be perceived by the touch; not rough; as, smooth glass; smooth porcelain.

Smooth (superl.) Evenly spread or arranged; sleek; as, smooth hair.

Smooth (superl.) Gently flowing; moving equably; not ruffled or obstructed; as, a smooth stream.

Smooth (superl.) Flowing or uttered without check, obstruction, or hesitation; not harsh; voluble; even; fluent.

Smooth (superl.) Bland; mild; smoothing; fattering.

Smooth (superl.) Causing no resistance to a body sliding along its surface; frictionless.

Smooth (adv.) Smoothly.

Smooth (n.) The act of making smooth; a stroke which smooths.

Smooth (n.) That which is smooth; the smooth part of anything.

Smoothed (imp. & p. p.) of Smooth

Smoothing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smooth

Smooth (a.) To make smooth; to make even on the surface by any means; as, to smooth a board with a plane; to smooth cloth with an iron.

Smooth (a.) To free from obstruction; to make easy.

Smooth (a.) To free from harshness; to make flowing.

Smooth (a.) To palliate; to gloze; as, to smooth over a fault.

Smooth (a.) To give a smooth or calm appearance to.

Smooth (a.) To ease; to regulate.

Smooth (v. i.) To flatter; to use blandishment.

Smoothbore (a.) Having a bore of perfectly smooth surface; -- distinguished from rifled.

Smoothbore (n.) A smoothbore firearm.

Smooth-chinned (a.) Having a smooth chin; beardless.

Smoothen (v. t.) To make smooth.

Smoother (n.) One who, or that which, smooths.

Smoothing (a. & n.) fr. Smooth, v.

Smoothly (adv.) In a smooth manner.

Smoothness (n.) Quality or state of being smooth.

Smooth-spoken (a.) Speaking smoothly; plausible; flattering; smooth-tongued.

Smooth-tongued (a.) Having a smooth tongue; plausible; flattering.

Smore (v. t.) To smother. See Smoor.

Smorzando (a.) Alt. of Smorsato

Smorsato (a.) Growing gradually fainter and softer; dying away; morendo.

Smote () imp. (/ rare p. p.) of Smite.

Smoterlich (a.) Dirty; foul.

Smothered (imp. & p. p.) of Smother

Smothering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Smother

Smother (v. t.) To destroy the life of by suffocation; to deprive of the air necessary for life; to cover up