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serve one right
phrasal to be deserved
server
noun Date: 15th century 1. one that serves food or drink 2. the player who serves (as in tennis) 3. something used in serving food or drink 4. one that serves legal ...
Servetus
biographical name Michael 1511?-1553 Spanish Miguel Serveto Spanish theologian & physician
Servia
geographical name see Serbia
Service
biographical name Robert William 1874-1958 Canadian writer
service
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French servise, from Latin servitium condition of a slave, body of slaves, from servus slave Date: 13th century 1. a. the ...
service book
noun Date: 1580 a book setting forth forms of worship used in religious services
service box
noun Date: circa 1898 the area in which a player stands while serving in various court games (as squash or handball)
service cap
noun Date: circa 1908 a flat-topped visor cap worn as part of a military uniform — compare garrison cap
service ceiling
noun Date: 1920 the altitude at which under standard air conditions a particular airplane can no longer rise at a rate greater than a small designated rate (as 100 feet per ...
service charge
noun Date: 1917 a fee charged for a particular service often in addition to a standard or basic fee — called also service fee
service club
noun Date: 1926 1. a club of business or professional men or women organized for their common benefit and active in community service 2. a recreation center for enlisted ...
service court
noun Date: circa 1878 a part of the court into which the ball or shuttlecock must be served
service fee
noun see service charge
service line
noun Date: 1875 a line marked on a court in various games (as handball or tennis) parallel to the front wall or to the net to mark a boundary of the service area or service ...
service mark
noun Date: 1945 a mark or device used to identify a service (as transportation or insurance) offered to customers
service medal
noun Date: 1914 a medal awarded to an individual for military service in a specified war or campaign
service module
noun Date: 1961 a space vehicle module that contains oxygen, water, fuel cells, propellant tanks, and the main rocket engine
service road
noun Date: 1921 frontage road
service station
noun Date: 1916 1. gas station 2. a place at which some service is offered
service stripe
noun Date: circa 1920 a stripe worn on an enlisted man's left sleeve to indicate three years of service in the army or four years in the navy
service tree
noun Date: 1600 service IV
serviceability
noun see serviceable
serviceable
adjective Date: 14th century 1. helpful, useful 2. fit for use ; also of adequate quality • serviceability noun • serviceableness noun • serviceably adverb
serviceableness
noun see serviceable
serviceably
adverb see serviceable
serviceberry
noun Etymology: 4service Date: 1784 1. the edible purple or red fruit of any of various North American trees or shrubs (genus Amelanchier) of the rose family 2. a tree or ...
serviceman
noun Date: 1899 1. a male member of the armed forces 2. a man employed to repair or maintain equipment 3. a gas station attendant
servicer
noun see service II
servicewoman
noun Date: 1943 a woman who is a member of the armed forces
serviette
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from servir to serve Date: 1818 chiefly British a table napkin
servile
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French servil, from Latin servilis, from servus slave Date: 15th century 1. of or befitting a slave or a menial position 2. ...
servilely
adverb see servile
servileness
noun see servile
servility
noun see servile
serving
noun Date: 1864 a helping of food or drink
Servite
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin Servitae, plural, Servites, from Latin servus Date: circa 1550 a member of the mendicant Order of Servants of Mary founded in Florence, Italy, ...
servitor
noun Etymology: Middle English servitour, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin servitor, from Latin servire to serve Date: 14th century a male servant
servitude
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French servitute, from Latin servitudo slavery, from servus slave Date: 15th century 1. a condition in which one lacks liberty ...
servo
noun (plural servos) Date: 1947 1. servomotor 2. servomechanism
servomechanism
noun Etymology: servo- (as in servomotor) + mechanism Date: 1926 an automatic device for controlling large amounts of power by means of very small amounts of power and ...
servomotor
noun Etymology: French servo-moteur, from Latin servus slave, servant + French -o- + moteur motor, from Latin motor one that moves — more at motor Date: 1889 a power-driven ...
SES
abbreviation socioeconomic status
sesame
noun Etymology: alteration of earlier sesam, sesama, from Latin sesamum, sesama, from Greek sēsamon, sēsamē, of Semitic origin; akin to Akkadian šamaššamu sesame Date: ...
sesame oil
noun Date: 1870 a pale yellow bland semidrying fatty oil obtained from sesame seeds and used chiefly as an edible oil, as a vehicle for various pharmaceuticals, and in ...
sesamoid
noun Etymology: Greek sēsamoeidēs, literally, resembling sesame seed, from sēsamon Date: circa 1696 a nodular mass of bone (as the patella) or cartilage in a tendon ...
Sesotho
noun Etymology: Sesotho Date: 1846 the Bantu language of the Basotho people
sesqui-
combining form Etymology: Latin, one and a half, half again, literally, and a half, from semis half of an as, one half (probably from semi- + as as) + -que (enclitic) and; akin ...
sesquicarbonate
noun Date: 1825 a salt (as Na2CO3•NaHCO3•2H2O) that is neither a simple normal carbonate nor a simple bicarbonate but often a combination of the two
sesquicentenary
noun Date: 1954 sesquicentennial
sesquicentennial
noun Date: 1880 a 150th anniversary or its celebration • sesquicentennial adjective
sesquipedalian
adjective Etymology: Latin sesquipedalis, literally, a foot and a half long, from sesqui- + ped-, pes foot — more at foot Date: 1656 1. having many syllables ; long 2. ...
sesquiterpene
noun Date: circa 1888 any of a class of terpenes C15H24; also a derivative of such a terpene
sess
abbreviation session
sessile
adjective Etymology: Latin sessilis of or fit for sitting, low, dwarf (of plants), from sessus, past participle of sedēre Date: circa 1753 1. attached directly by the base ; ...
session
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin session-, sessio, literally, act of sitting, from sedēre to sit — more at sit Date: 14th century 1. a ...
sessional
adjective see session I
Sessions
biographical name Roger Huntington 1896-1985 American composer
sesterce
noun Etymology: Latin sestertius, from sestertius two and a half times as great (from its being equal originally to two and a half asses), from semis half of an as, one half + ...
sestertium
noun (plural sestertia) Etymology: Latin, from genitive plural of sestertius (in the phrase milia sestertium thousands of sesterces) Date: 1540 a unit of value in ancient ...
sestet
noun Etymology: Italian sestetto, from sesto sixth, from Latin sextus — more at sext Date: circa 1859 a stanza or a poem of six lines; specifically the last six lines of ...
sestina
noun Etymology: Italian, from sesto sixth Date: circa 1586 a lyrical fixed form consisting of six 6-line usually unrhymed stanzas in which the end words of the first stanza ...
Sesto San Giovanni
geographical name commune N Italy population 89,517
Sestos
geographical name ruined town Turkey in Europe on the Dardanelles (Hellespont) at narrowest point
set
I. verb (set; setting) Etymology: Middle English setten, from Old English settan; akin to Old High German sezzen to set, Old English sittan to sit Date: before 12th century ...
set about
phrasal to begin to do
set apart
phrasal 1. to reserve to a particular use 2. to make noticeable or outstanding
set aside
phrasal 1. to put to one side ; discard 2. to reserve for a purpose ; save 3. dismiss 4. annul, overrule
set at
phrasal to mount an attack on ; assail
set back
transitive verb Date: 1600 1. to slow the progress of ; hinder, delay 2. cost
set by
transitive verb Date: circa 1601 to set apart for future use
set down
transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to cause to sit down ; seat 2. to place at rest on a surface or on the ground 3. to suspend (a jockey) from racing 4. to cause or ...
set eyes on
phrasal to catch sight of
set foot in
phrasal enter
set foot on
phrasal to step onto
set forth
phrasal 1. to give an account or statement of 2. to start out on a journey
set forward
phrasal 1. further 2. to start out on a journey
set in
verb Date: 15th century transitive verb insert; especially to stitch (a small part) within a large article intransitive verb to become established
set in motion
phrasal to give impulse to
set off
verb Date: circa 1598 transitive verb 1. a. to put in relief ; show up by contrast b. adorn, embellish c. to set apart ; make distinct or outstanding 2. a. ...
set on
verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. attack 2. a. obsolete promote b. to urge (as a dog) to attack or pursue c. to incite to action ; instigate d. ...
set one straight
phrasal to correct someone by providing accurate information
set one's hand to
phrasal to become engaged in
set one's heart on
phrasal resolve transitive verb 5
set one's house in order
phrasal to organize one's affairs
set one's sights on
phrasal to determine to pursue
set one's teeth on edge
phrasal irritate, annoy
set out
verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to arrange and present graphically or systematically b. to mark out (as a design) ; lay out the plan of 2. to ...
set piece
noun Date: 1834 1. a. a composition (as in literature, art, or music) executed in a fixed or ideal form often with studied artistry and brilliant effect b. a scene, ...
set point
noun Date: 1928 1. a situation (as in tennis) in which one player will win the set by winning the next point; also the point won 2. the level or point at which a variable ...
set sail
phrasal to start out on a course; especially to begin a voyage
set shot
noun Date: 1937 a two-handed shot in basketball taken from a stationary position
set store by
or set store on phrasal to consider valuable, trustworthy, or worthwhile
set store on
phrasal see set store by
set the stage
phrasal to provide the basis or background
set theoretic
adjective see set theory
set theory
noun Date: 1936 a branch of mathematics or of symbolic logic that deals with the nature and relations of sets • set theoretic adjective
set to
intransitive verb Date: circa 1525 1. to begin actively and earnestly 2. to begin fighting
set to music
phrasal to provide music or instrumental accompaniment for (a text)
set up
transitive verb Date: 13th century 1. a. to raise to and place in a high position b. to place in view ; post c. to put forward (as a plan) for acceptance 2. a. ...
set up housekeeping
phrasal to establish one's living quarters
set up shop
phrasal to establish one's business
set upon
phrasal to attack usually with violence
set-aside
noun Date: 1943 1. something (as a portion of receipts or production) that is set aside for a specified purpose 2. a program requiring a percentage of opportunities (as for ...
set-in
I. adjective Date: 1534 1. placed, located, or built as a part of some other construction 2. cut separately and stitched in II. noun Date: 1953 insert
set-piece
adjective see set piece
set-to
noun (plural set-tos) Date: 1743 a usually brief and vigorous fight or debate
seta
noun (plural setae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin saeta, seta bristle Date: circa 1793 a slender usually rigid or bristly and springy organ or part of an animal or plant ...
setaceous
adjective Etymology: Latin saeta, seta Date: 1664 1. set with or consisting of bristles 2. resembling a bristle in form or texture
setal
adjective see seta
setback
noun Date: 1674 1. a checking of progress 2. defeat, reverse 3. pitch IV,7 4. a placing of a face of a building on a line some distance to the rear of the building line ...
Sète
or formerly Cette geographical name commune & port S France SSW of Montpellier population 41,916
Sete Quedas
or formerly Guaíra geographical name former cataract in Alto Paraná River on Brazil-Paraguay boundary; now submerged in reservoir formed by Itaipu Dam
Seth
noun Etymology: Hebrew Shēth Date: before 12th century a son of Adam and Eve
Sétif
geographical name commune NE Algeria population 144,200
setline
noun Date: 1865 a long heavy fishing line to which several hooks are attached in series
setoff
noun Date: 1621 1. something that is set off against another thing: a. decoration, ornament b. compensation, counterbalance 2. the reduction or discharge of a debt or ...
Seton
I. biographical name Saint Elizabeth Ann 1774-1821 Mother Seton née Bayley American religious leader II. biographical name Ernest Thompson 1860-1946 originally surname ...
setose
adjective Etymology: Latin saetosus, from saeta Date: 1661 setaceous, bristly
setout
noun Date: circa 1807 1. a. (1) array, display (2) arrangement, layout b. buffet, spread c. turnout 5 2. party, entertainment 3. beginning, outset
setscrew
noun Date: 1849 1. a screw screwed through one part tightly upon or into another part to prevent relative movement 2. a screw for regulating a valve opening or a spring ...
sett
variant of set
settee
noun Etymology: alteration of settle Date: 1716 1. a long seat with a back 2. a medium-sized sofa with arms and a back
setter
noun Date: 15th century 1. one that sets 2. a large bird dog (as an Irish setter) of a type trained to point on finding game
setting
noun Date: 14th century 1. the manner, position, or direction in which something is set 2. the frame or bed in which a gem is set; also style of mounting 3. a. the ...
setting circle
noun Date: 1869 a graduated scale or wheel on the mounting of an equatorial telescope for indicating right ascension or declination
setting-up exercise
noun Date: circa 1900 any of a series of gymnastic exercises used to give an erect carriage, supple muscles, and easy control of the limbs
settle
I. verb (settled; settling) Etymology: Middle English, to seat, bring to rest, come to rest, from Old English setlan, from setl seat Date: 1515 transitive verb 1. to place ...
settle for
phrasal to be content with
settle one's hash
phrasal to silence or subdue someone by decisive action
settle the stomach
phrasal to remove or relieve the distress or nausea of indigestion
settleable
adjective see settle I
settlement
noun Date: 1648 1. the act or process of settling 2. a. an act of bestowing or giving possession under legal sanction b. the sum, estate, or income secured to one by ...
settlement house
noun Date: 1907 an institution providing various community services especially to large city populations
settler
noun Date: 1696 one that settles (as a new region)
settling
noun Date: 1594 sediment, dregs — usually used in plural
settlor
noun Date: 1818 one that makes a settlement or creates a trust of property
Setúbal
geographical name city & port SW Portugal population 77,285
setup
noun Date: 1890 1. a. carriage of the body; especially erect and soldierly bearing b. constitution, makeup 2. a. the assembly and arrangement of the tools and ...
Seurat
biographical name Georges 1859-1891 French painter
Seuss
biographical name — see Theodor Seuss Geisel
Sevan
geographical name lake N Armenia area 525 square miles (1360 square kilometers)
Sevastopol
or formerly Sebastopol geographical name city & port SW Crimea population 366,000
Ševčenko
biographical name see Shevchenko
seven
noun Etymology: Middle English, from seven, adjective, from Old English seofon; akin to Old High German sibun seven, Latin septem, Greek hepta Date: before 12th century 1. — ...
Seven Islands
geographical name sept-iles
seven seas
noun plural Date: 1872 all the waters or oceans of the world
seven-up
noun Date: 1830 an American variety of all fours in which a total of seven points constitutes game
sevenfold
adjective Date: before 12th century 1. having seven units or members 2. being seven times as great or as many • sevenfold adverb
seventeen
noun Etymology: seventeen, adjective, from Middle English seventene, from Old English seofontēne; akin to Old English tīen ten Date: 14th century — see number table • ...
seventeen-year locust
noun Date: 1817 a cicada (Magicicada septendecim) of the United States that has in the North a life of seventeen years and in the South of thirteen years of which most is ...
seventeenth
adjective or noun see seventeen
seventh
noun (plural sevenths) Date: 12th century 1. — see number table 2. a. a musical interval embracing seven diatonic degrees b. a tone at this interval; specifically ...
seventh chord
noun Date: circa 1909 a chord comprising a fundamental tone with its third, fifth, and seventh
seventh heaven
noun Etymology: from the seventh being the highest of the seven heavens of Islamic and cabalist doctrine Date: 1818 a state of extreme joy
Seventh-Day
adjective Date: 1684 advocating or practicing observance of Saturday as the Sabbath
seventieth
adjective or noun see seventy
seventy
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: seventy, adjective, from Middle English, from Old English seofontig, short for hundseofontig, from hundseofontig, noun, group of seventy, from ...
seventy-eight
noun Date: 1631 1. — see number table 2. a phonograph record designed to be played at 78 revolutions per minute — usually written 78 • seventy-eight adjective • ...
sever
verb (severed; severing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French severer, from Latin separare — more at separate Date: 14th century transitive verb to put or keep ...
severability
noun see severable
severable
adjective Date: 1548 capable of being severed; especially capable of being divided into legally independent rights or obligations • severability noun
several
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin separalis, from Latin separ separate, back-formation from separare to separate Date: 15th ...
severalfold
adjective Date: 1738 1. having several parts or aspects 2. being several times as large, as great, or as many as some understood size, degree, or amount • severalfold ...
severally
adverb Date: 14th century 1. one at a time ; each by itself ; separately 2. apart from others ; independently
severalty
noun Etymology: Middle English severalte, from Anglo-French severalté, from several Date: 15th century 1. the quality or state of being several ; distinctness, separateness ...
severance
noun Date: 15th century the act or process of severing ; the state of being severed
severance pay
noun Date: 1943 an allowance usually based on length of service that is payable to an employee on termination of employment
severance tax
noun Date: 1928 a tax levied by a state on the extractor of oil, gas, or minerals intended for consumption in other states — compare royalty 5a
severe
adjective (severer; -est) Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin severus Date: 1548 1. a. strict in judgment, discipline, or government b. of a ...
severe combined immune deficiency
noun see severe combined immunodeficiency
severe combined immunodeficiency
noun Date: 1973 a rare congenital disorder of the immune system that is characterized by inability to produce a normal complement of antibodies and T cells and that usually ...
severely
adverb see severe
severeness
noun see severe
severity
noun see severe
Severn River
geographical name 1. inlet of Chesapeake Bay, in Maryland, on which Annapolis is situated 2. river 610 miles (982 kilometers) Canada in NW Ontario flowing NE into Hudson Bay ...
Severnaya Zemlya
geographical name islands N Russia in Asia N of Taymyr Peninsula in Arctic Ocean between Kara & Laptev seas area 14,300 square miles (37,180 square kilometers)
Severus
biographical name Lucius Septimius A.D. 146-211 Roman emperor (193-211)
seviche
noun Etymology: American Spanish Date: 1951 a dish of raw fish marinated in lime or lemon juice often with oil, onions, peppers, and seasonings and served especially as an ...
Sevier
geographical name river 280 miles (451 kilometers) SW central Utah flowing into Sevier Lake (25 miles or 40 kilometers long; saline)
Sévigné
biographical name Marquise de 1626-1696 née (Marie) de Rabutin-Chantal French letter writer
Sevilla
geographical name see Seville
Seville
or Spanish Sevilla geographical name 1. province SW Spain area 5406 square miles (14,002 square kilometers), population 1,619,703 2. city, its capital, on the Guadalquiver ...
Sevres
or Sèvres noun Etymology: Sèvres, France Date: 1786 an often elaborately decorated French porcelain
Sèvres
geographical name commune N France SW of Paris population 22,057
sevruga
noun Etymology: Russian sevryuga, a species of sturgeon Date: 1591 a light to dark gray caviar from a sturgeon (Acipenser sevru) of the Caspian Sea with roe that is smaller ...
sew
verb (sewed; sewn or sewed; sewing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sīwian; akin to Old High German siuwen to sew, Latin suere Date: before 12th century ...
sew up
transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to mend completely by sewing 2. to get exclusive use or control of 3. to make certain of ; be assured of
sewability
noun see sew
sewable
adjective see sew
sewage
noun Etymology: 3sewer Date: 1834 refuse liquids or waste matter usually carried off by sewers
Seward
biographical name William Henry 1801-1872 American statesman; secretary of state (1861-69)
Seward Peninsula
geographical name peninsula 180 miles (290 kilometers) long & 130 miles (209 kilometers) wide W Alaska projecting into Bering Sea between Kotzebue & Norton sounds — see ...
Sewell
biographical name Anna 1820-1878 British writer
sewer
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French asseour, literally, seater, from Anglo-French asseer to seat — more at assize Date: 14th century a medieval household ...
sewerage
noun Date: 1834 1. the removal and disposal of sewage and surface water by sewers 2. a system of sewers 3. sewage
sewing
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act, method, or occupation of one that sews 2. material that has been or is to be sewed
sex
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin sexus Date: 14th century 1. either of the two major forms of individuals that occur in many species and that are distinguished ...
sex act
noun Date: 1918 1. coitus — used with the 2. an act performed with another for sexual gratification
sex appeal
noun Date: 1924 1. personal appeal or physical attractiveness especially for members of the opposite sex 2. stimulating attractiveness
sex cell
noun Date: 1889 gamete; also its cellular precursor
sex chromatin
noun Date: 1952 Barr body
sex chromosome
noun Date: 1906 a chromosome that is inherited differently in the two sexes, that is concerned directly with the inheritance of sex, and that is the seat of factors governing ...
sex gland
noun Date: 1916 gonad
sex hormone
noun Date: 1917 a steroid hormone (as estrogen or testosterone) that is produced especially by the ovaries, testes, or adrenal cortex and affects the growth or function of ...
sex kitten
noun Date: 1958 a young woman with conspicuous sex appeal
sex object
noun Date: 1911 a person regarded especially exclusively as an object of sexual interest
sex symbol
noun Date: circa 1911 a usually renowned person (as an entertainer) noted and admired for conspicuous sex appeal
sex worker
noun Date: 1984 a person whose work involves sexually explicit behavior; especially prostitute 1
sex-limited
adjective Date: 1923 expressed in the phenotype of only one sex
sex-linkage
noun Date: 1912 the quality or state of being sex-linked
sex-linked
adjective Date: 1912 1. located on a sex chromosome 2. mediated by a sex-linked gene
sexagenarian
noun Etymology: Latin sexagenarius of or containing sixty, sixty years old, from sexageni sixty each, from sexaginta sixty, from sex six + -ginta (akin to Latin viginti twenty) ...
sexagesimal
I. adjective Etymology: Latin sexagesimus sixtieth, from sexaginta sixty Date: 1685 of, relating to, or based on the number 60 II. noun Date: 1685 a sexagesimal fraction
sexdecillion
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Latin sedecim, sexdecim sixteen (from sex six + decem ten) + English -illion (as in million) — more at ten Date: 1857 — see ...
sexed
adjective Date: 1621 1. having sex or sexual instincts 2. having sex appeal
sexily
adverb see sexy
sexiness
noun see sexy
sexism
noun Etymology: 1sex + -ism (as in racism) Date: 1968 1. prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially discrimination against women 2. behavior, conditions, or ...
sexist
adjective or noun see sexism
sexless
adjective Date: 1598 1. lacking sex ; neuter 2. devoid of sexual interest or activity • sexlessly adverb • sexlessness noun
sexlessly
adverb see sexless
sexlessness
noun see sexless
sexologist
noun see sexology
sexology
noun Date: 1902 the study of sex or of the interaction of the sexes especially among human beings • sexologist noun
sexploitation
noun Etymology: blend of sex and exploitation Date: circa 1942 the exploitation of sex in the media and especially in film
sexpot
noun Date: 1948 a conspicuously sexy woman
sext
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Middle English sexte, from Late Latin sexta, from Latin, sixth hour of the day, from feminine of sextus sixth, from sex six Date: 15th ...
Sextans
noun Etymology: New Latin (genitive Sextantis), literally, sextant Date: 1795 a constellation on the equator south of Leo
sextant
noun Etymology: New Latin sextant-, sextans sixth part of a circle, from Latin, sixth part, from sextus sixth Date: 1628 an instrument for measuring angular distances used ...
sextet
noun Etymology: alteration of sestet Date: 1841 1. a musical composition for six instruments or voices 2. a group or set of six: as a. the performers of a sextet b. a ...
sextillion
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: French, irregular from sex- (from Latin sex) + -illion (as in million) Date: 1690 — see number table
sexto
noun (plural sextos) Etymology: Latin sexto, ablative of sextus sixth Date: 1847 sixmo
sextodecimo
noun (plural -mos) Etymology: Latin, ablative of sextus decimus sixteenth, from sextus sixth + decimus tenth — more at dime Date: 1688 sixteenmo
sexton
noun Etymology: Middle English secresteyn, sexteyn, from Anglo-French segrestein, from Medieval Latin sacristanus — more at sacristan Date: 14th century a church officer or ...
sextuple
I. adjective Etymology: probably from Medieval Latin sextuplus, from Latin sextus sixth + -plus multiplied by; akin to Latin -plex -plex — more at -fold Date: 1626 1. ...
sextuplet
noun Date: 1852 1. a combination of six of a kind 2. one of six offspring born at one birth 3. a group of six equal musical notes performed in the time ordinarily given to ...
sextuplicate
I. adjective Etymology: blend of sextuple and -plicate (as in duplicate) Date: 1657 1. repeated six times 2. sixth • sextuplicate noun II. transitive verb (-cated; ...
sexual
adjective Etymology: Late Latin sexualis, from Latin sexus sex Date: 1651 1. of, relating to, or associated with sex or the sexes 2. having or involving sex • ...
sexual assault
noun Date: 1971 illegal sexual contact that usually involves force upon a person without consent or is inflicted upon a person who is incapable of giving consent (as because ...
sexual generation
noun Date: 1880 the generation of an organism with alternation of generations that reproduces sexually
sexual harassment
noun Date: 1975 uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature especially by a person in authority toward a subordinate (as an employee or student)
sexual intercourse
noun Date: 1799 1. heterosexual intercourse involving penetration of the vagina by the penis ; coitus 2. intercourse (as anal or oral intercourse) that does not involve ...
sexual relations
noun plural Date: 1909 sexual intercourse
sexual selection
noun Date: 1859 natural selection for characters that confer success in competition for a mate as distinguished from competition with other species; also the choice of a mate ...
sexuality
noun Date: circa 1800 the quality or state of being sexual: a. the condition of having sex b. sexual activity c. expression of sexual receptivity or interest ...
sexualize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1839 to make sexual ; endow with a sexual character or cast
sexually
adverb see sexual
sexy
adjective (sexier; -est) Date: 1925 1. sexually suggestive or stimulating ; erotic 2. generally attractive or interesting ; appealing • sexily adverb • sexiness noun
Seychelles
geographical name island group W Indian Ocean NE of Madagascar capital Victoria (on Mahé Island) area 107 square miles (277 square kilometers), population 68,598; formerly a ...
Seychellois
noun see Seychelles
Seyfert
noun see Seyfert galaxy
Seyfert galaxy
noun Etymology: Carl K. Seyfert died 1960 American astronomer Date: 1959 any of a class of spiral galaxies that have small compact bright nuclei characterized by ...
Seyhan
geographical name 1. (or Seihun) river Turkey flowing SSW into the Mediterranean 2. — see Adana
Seym
or Seim geographical name river 460 miles (740 kilometers) N Ukraine & Russia in Europe flowing W into the Desna
Seymour
biographical name Jane 1509?-1537 3d wife of Henry VIII of England & mother of Edward VI
Seyss-Inquart
biographical name Artur 1892-1946 Austrian Nazi politician
sf
or sfz abbreviation sforzando
SF
abbreviation 1. sacrifice fly 2. science fiction 3. sinking fund 4. square feet; square foot
Sfax
geographical name city & port Tunisia on Gulf of Gabès population 221,770
SFC
abbreviation sergeant first class
sferics
noun plural Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: 1945 atmospherics
sforzando
I. adjective or adverb Etymology: Italian, verbal of sforzare to force Date: circa 1801 played with prominent stress or accent — used as a direction in music II. ...
sfumato
noun Etymology: Italian, from past participle of sfumare to evaporate Date: 1909 the definition of form in painting without abrupt outline by the blending of one tone into ...
sfz
abbreviation see sf

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