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shaveling
noun Date: 1529 1. usually disparaging a tonsured clergyman ; priest 2. youth, stripling
shaver
noun Date: 15th century 1. a person who shaves 2. archaic one who swindles 3. a tool or machine for shaving; especially an electric razor 4. boy, youngster
shaves
plural of shaft
shavetail
noun Etymology: from the practice of shaving the tails of newly broken mules to distinguish them from seasoned ones Date: 1846 1. a pack mule especially when newly broken in ...
Shavian
noun Etymology: New Latin Shavius, latinized form of George Bernard Shaw Date: 1905 an admirer or devotee of G. B. Shaw, his writings, or his social and political theories ...
shavie
noun Etymology: shave (swindle) + -ie Date: 1737 Scottish prank
shaving
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of one that shaves 2. something shaved off
Shaw
I. biographical name George Bernard 1856-1950 British (Irish-born) author II. biographical name Thomas Edward — see T. E. Lawrence
shaw
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sceaga; akin to Old Norse skegg beard — more at shag Date: before 12th century dialect coppice, thicket II. noun ...
Shawangunk Mountains
geographical name mountain ridge SE New York; part of Kittatinny Mountain
shawl
I. noun Etymology: Persian shāl Date: 1662 a square or oblong usually fabric garment or wrapper used especially as a covering for the head or shoulders II. transitive verb ...
shawl collar
noun Date: circa 1908 a turned-over collar of a garment that combines with lapels forming an unbroken curving line
shawm
noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) schalme, alteration of Middle English shalemie, from Middle French chalemie, ultimately from Latin calamus reed — more at calamus Date: ...
Shawn
biographical name Ted 1891-1972 American dancer & choreographer
Shawnee
I. noun (plural Shawnee or Shawnees) Etymology: back-formation from obsolete English Shawnese, ultimately from Shawnee ša•wano•ki, literally, southerners Date: 1728 1. a ...
Shawwal
noun Etymology: Arabic shawwāl Date: circa 1771 the 10th month of the Islamic year — see month table
shay
noun Etymology: back-formation from chaise, taken as plural Date: 1717 chiefly dialect chaise 1
Shays
biographical name Daniel 1747?-1825 American soldier & insurrectionist
Shcherbakov
geographical name — see Rybinsk
shd
abbreviation should
she
I. pronoun Etymology: Middle English, probably alteration of hye, alteration of Old English hēo she — more at he Date: 12th century 1. that female one who is neither ...
she'd
Date: 1609 she had ; she would
she'll
Date: circa 1590 she will ; she shall
she's
Date: 1588 she is ; she has
she-crab
noun Date: 1967 an immature female blue crab
she-oak
noun Date: 1792 any of various casuarinas
shea butter
noun Date: 1847 a pale solid fat from the seeds of the shea tree used in food, soap, and candles
shea nut
noun Date: 1919 the seed of the shea tree
shea tree
noun Etymology: Bambara si Date: 1799 a tropical African tree (Vitellaria paradoxa syn. Butyrospermum parkii) of the sapodilla family with fatty nuts that yield shea butter
sheaf
noun (plural sheaves) Etymology: Middle English sheef, from Old English scēaf; akin to Old High German scoub sheaf, Russian chub forelock Date: before 12th century 1. a ...
sheaflike
adjective see sheaf
shear
I. verb (sheared; sheared or shorn; shearing) Etymology: Middle English sheren, from Old English scieran; akin to Old Norse skera to cut, Latin curtus mutilated, curtailed, ...
shear pin
noun Date: circa 1931 an easily replaceable pin inserted at a critical point in a machine and designed to break when subjected to excess stress
sheared
adjective Date: 1616 formed or finished by shearing; especially cut to uniform length
shearer
noun see shear I
shearing force
noun see shear II
shearling
noun Date: 14th century skin from a recently sheared sheep or lamb that has been tanned and dressed with the wool left on
shearwater
noun Date: circa 1671 any of numerous oceanic birds (especially genus Puffinus) that are related to the petrels and usually skim close to the waves in flight
sheath
noun (plural sheaths) Etymology: Middle English shethe, from Old English scēath; akin to Old High German sceida sheath and perhaps to Latin scindere to split — more at shed ...
sheath knife
noun Date: 1837 a knife having a fixed blade and designed to be carried in a sheath
sheathbill
noun Date: circa 1781 either of two white shorebirds (Chionis alba and C. minor of the family Chionididae) of colder parts of the southern hemisphere that have a horny sheath ...
sheathe
also sheath transitive verb (sheathed; sheathing) Etymology: Middle English shethen, from shethe sheath Date: 15th century 1. to put into or furnish with a sheath 2. to ...
sheather
noun see sheathe
sheathing
noun Date: 15th century 1. the action of one that sheathes something 2. material used to sheathe something; especially the first covering of boards or of waterproof ...
sheave
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sheve; akin to Old High German scība disk Date: 14th century a grooved wheel or pulley (as of a pulley block) II. transitive verb (sheaved; ...
Sheba
or Saba geographical name ancient country S Arabia probably including Yemen
shebang
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1869 everything involved in what is under consideration — usually used in the phrase the whole shebang
Shebat
noun Etymology: Hebrew shĕbhāṭ Date: 1535 the 5th month of the civil year or the 11th month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar — see month table
shebeen
noun Etymology: Irish síbín illicit whiskey, shebeen Date: circa 1787 chiefly Irish & South African an unlicensed or illegally operated drinking establishment
Sheboygan
geographical name city & port E Wisconsin population 50,792
Shechem
geographical name — see Nablus
Shechinah
or Shekinah noun Etymology: Hebrew shĕkhīnāh Date: 1663 the presence of God in the world as conceived in Jewish theology
shed
I. verb (shed; shedding) Etymology: Middle English, to divide, separate, from Old English scēadan; akin to Old High German skeidan to separate, Latin scindere to split, cleave, ...
shed blood
phrasal to cause death by violence
shed dormer
noun Date: 1948 a dormer with a roof sloping in the same direction as the roof from which the dormer projects
shedder
noun Date: 14th century one that sheds something: as a. a crab or lobster about to molt b. a newly molted crab
shedlike
adjective see shed III
Sheeler
biographical name Charles 1883-1965 American painter & photographer
sheen
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English shene, from Old English scīene; akin to Old English scēawian to look — more at show Date: before 12th century 1. archaic beautiful ...
sheeny
adjective see sheen III
sheep
noun (plural sheep) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scēap; akin to Old High German scāf sheep Date: before 12th century 1. any of ...
sheep fescue
noun Date: 1945 a hardy fine-foliaged fescue (Festuca ovina) widely used as a pasture grass — called also sheep's fescue
sheep ked
noun Etymology: sheep + ked sheep ked, of unknown origin Date: 1925 a wingless bloodsucking dipteran fly (Melophagus ovinus) that feeds chiefly on sheep and is a vector of ...
sheep laurel
noun Date: 1810 a dwarf shrub (Kalmia angustifolia) of the heath family that is native to northeastern North America and is poisonous to livestock and that resembles mountain ...
sheep sorrel
noun Date: 1806 a small dock (Rumex acetosella) of acidic soils
sheep tick
noun see sheep ked
sheep walk
noun Date: 1586 chiefly British a pasture or range for sheep
sheep's eye
noun Date: circa 1529 a shy longing usually amorous glance — usually used in plural
sheep's fescue
noun see sheep fescue
sheepcote
noun Date: 15th century chiefly British sheepfold
sheepdog
noun Date: circa 1774 a dog (as a border collie) used to tend, drive, or guard sheep
sheepfold
noun Date: before 12th century a pen or shelter for sheep
sheepherder
noun Date: 1871 a worker in charge of sheep especially on open range
sheepherding
noun Date: 1836 the activities of a worker engaged in tending sheep
sheepish
adjective Date: 13th century 1. resembling a sheep in meekness, stupidity, or timidity 2. affected by or showing embarrassment caused by consciousness of a fault • ...
sheepishly
adverb see sheepish
sheepishness
noun see sheepish
sheepshank
noun Date: 1627 1. a knot for shortening a line — see knot illustration 2. Scottish something of no worth or importance
sheepshead
noun Date: 1643 1. a marine bony fish (Archosargus probatocephalus of the family Sparidae) of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States that has broad front teeth and ...
sheepshearer
noun Date: 1539 one that shears sheep
sheepshearing
noun Date: 1580 1. the act of shearing sheep 2. the time or season for shearing sheep
sheepskin
noun Date: 13th century 1. a. the skin of a sheep; also leather prepared from it b. parchment c. a garment made of or lined with sheepskin 2. diploma
sheer
I. verb Etymology: perhaps alteration of 1shear Date: 1539 intransitive verb to deviate from a course ; swerve transitive verb to cause to sheer II. noun Date: 1670 ...
sheerlegs
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: circa 1860 shear 1c(2)
sheerly
adverb see sheer III
sheerness
noun see sheer III
sheesh
interjection Date: 1972 — used to express disappointment, annoyance, or surprise
sheet
I. noun Etymology: Middle English shete, from Old English scēte, scīete; akin to Old English scēat edge, Old High German scōz flap, skirt Date: before 12th century 1. ...
sheet anchor
noun Etymology: alteration of earlier shoot anchor, from Middle English shute anker Date: 1626 1. a large strong anchor formerly carried in the waist of a ship and used as a ...
sheet bend
noun Date: circa 1823 a bend or hitch used for temporarily fastening a rope to the bight of another rope or to an eye — see knot illustration
sheet glass
noun Date: 1768 glass made in large sheets directly from the furnace or by making a cylinder and then flattening it
sheet home
phrasal 1. to extend (a sail) and set as flat as possible by hauling upon the sheets 2. to fix the responsibility for ; bring home to one
sheet lightning
noun Date: 1794 lightning in diffused or sheet form due to reflection and diffusion by the clouds and sky
sheet metal
noun Date: 1852 metal in the form of a sheet
sheet music
noun Date: 1852 music printed on large unbound sheets of paper
sheeter
noun see sheet III
sheetfed
adjective Date: 1926 of, relating to, being, or printed by a press that prints on paper in sheet form
sheeting
noun Date: 1711 1. material in the form of sheets or suitable for forming into sheets: as a. a sturdy plain-woven cloth usually of cotton used especially for bedsheets ...
sheetlike
adjective see sheet I
Sheetrock
trademark — used for drywall
Sheffield
geographical name city N England in South Yorkshire population 499,700
sheik
noun see sheikh
sheikdom
noun see sheikhdom
sheikh
or sheik noun Etymology: Arabic shaykh Date: 1577 1. an Arab chief 2. (usually sheik) a man held to be irresistibly attractive to romantic young women
sheikhdom
or sheikdom noun Date: 1860 a region under the rule of a sheikh
sheila
noun Etymology: probably from Sheila, female given name Date: circa 1914 Australian & New Zealand a girl or young woman
shekel
also sheqel noun (plural shekels; also sheqels or shekelim or shekalim or sheqalim) Etymology: Hebrew sheqel Date: 15th century 1. a. any of various ancient units of ...
Shekinah
variant of Shechinah
Sheldon
biographical name William Herbert 1898-1977 American psychologist & physical anthropologist
sheldrake
noun Etymology: Middle English, from sheld- (akin to Middle Dutch schillede parti-colored) + drake Date: 14th century 1. shelduck 2. merganser
shelduck
noun Etymology: shel- (as in sheldrake) + duck Date: 1707 any of various Old World ducks (genus Tadorna); especially a common mostly black-and-white duck (T. tadorna) ...
shelf
noun (plural shelves) Etymology: Middle English, probably from Old English scylfe; akin to Old Norse hlīthskjalf Odin's seat Date: 14th century 1. a. a thin flat usually ...
shelf fungus
noun Date: circa 1903 bracket fungus
shelf ice
noun Date: 1910 an extensive ice sheet originating on land but continuing out to sea beyond the depths at which it rests on the sea bottom
shelf life
noun Date: 1927 the period of time during which a material may be stored and remain suitable for use; broadly the period of time during which something lasts or remains ...
shelfful
noun see shelf
shelflike
adjective see shelf
Shelikof
geographical name strait S Alaska between Alaska Peninsula & islands of Kodiak & Afognak
shell
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sciell; akin to Old English scealu shell, Old Norse skel, Lithuanian skelti to split, Greek skallein to hoe Date: before ...
shell bean
noun Date: 1868 1. a bean grown primarily for its edible seeds — compare snap bean 2. the edible seed of a bean
shell game
noun Date: 1890 1. thimblerig played especially with three walnut shells 2. fraud; especially a swindle involving the substitution of something of little or no value ...
shell jacket
noun Date: 1840 1. a short tight military jacket worn buttoned up the front 2. mess jacket
shell out
verb Date: 1801 pay
shell pink
noun Date: 1887 a light yellowish pink
shell shock
noun Date: 1915 combat fatigue
shell steak
noun Date: circa 1968 the part of a short loin of beef that contains no tenderloin
shell-shocked
adjective Date: 1918 1. affected with combat fatigue 2. mentally confused, upset, or exhausted as a result of excessive stress
shellac
I. noun Etymology: 1shell + lac Date: 1704 1. purified lac usually prepared in thin orange or yellow flakes by heating and filtering and often bleached white 2. a ...
shellacking
noun Date: 1931 a decisive defeat ; drubbing
shellback
noun Date: 1853 1. an old or veteran sailor 2. a person who has crossed the equator and been initiated in the traditional ceremony
shellcracker
noun Date: circa 1889 redear
shelled
adjective Date: 15th century 1. having a shell especially of a specified kind — often used in combination 2. a. having the shell removed b. removed from the cob ...
sheller
noun Date: 1694 1. one that shells 2. a person who collects seashells
Shelley
I. biographical name Mary Wollstonecraft 1797-1851 née Godwin; wife of P.B. English novelist II. biographical name Percy Bysshe 1792-1822 English poet • Shelleyan or ...
Shelleyan
adjective see Shelley II
Shelleyesque
adjective see Shelley II
shellfish
noun Date: before 12th century an aquatic invertebrate animal with a shell; especially an edible mollusk or crustacean
shellfishery
noun Date: 1885 a commercially exploited population of shellfish
shellproof
adjective Date: circa 1859 capable of resisting shells or bombs
shellwork
noun Date: 1592 work adorned with shells or composed of a pattern of shells
shelly
adjective (shellier; -est) Date: 1555 1. abounding in or covered with shells 2. of, relating to, or resembling a shell
shelter
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1585 1. a. something that covers or affords protection b. an establishment providing food and shelter (as to the homeless) ...
shelter half
noun Date: 1911 one of the halves of a shelter tent
shelter tent
noun Date: 1862 a small tent usually consisting of two interchangeable pieces ; pup tent
shelterbelt
noun Date: 1868 a barrier of trees and shrubs that protects (as crops) from wind and storm and lessens erosion
shelterer
noun see shelter II
shelterless
adjective see shelter I
sheltie
or shelty noun (plural shelties) Etymology: probably from Old Norse Hjalti Shetlander Date: 1650 1. Shetland pony 2. Shetland sheepdog
Shelton
geographical name city SW Connecticut population 38,101
shelty
noun see sheltie
shelve
verb (shelved; shelving) Etymology: shelf Date: 1598 transitive verb 1. to furnish with shelves 2. to place on a shelf 3. a. to remove from active service b. ...
shelver
noun see shelve
shelving
I. noun Date: 1678 1. a sloping surface or place 2. the state or degree of sloping II. noun Date: 1817 1. material for shelves 2. shelves
Shem
noun Etymology: Hebrew Shēm Date: before 12th century the eldest son of Noah held to be the progenitor of the Semitic peoples
Shema
noun Etymology: Hebrew shĕma‘ hear, first word of Deuteronomy 6:4 Date: 1706 the Jewish confession of faith made up of Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21 and Numbers 15:37-41
Shemini Atzereth
noun Etymology: Late Hebrew shĕmīnī ‘ăṣereth, from Hebrew shĕmīnī eighth + ‘ăṣereth assembly Date: circa 1905 a Jewish festival following the seventh day of ...
Shemite
noun Etymology: Shem Date: 1659 archaic Semite • Shemitic or Shemitish adjective, archaic
Shemitic
adjective see Shemite
Shemitish
adjective see Shemite
Shenandoah
geographical name river 55 miles (88 kilometers) N Virginia flowing NE between Allegheny & Blue Ridge Mountains across NE tip of West Virginia & into the Potomac; forms ...
Shenandoah National Park
geographical name reservation N Virginia in Blue Ridge Mountains
shenanigan
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1855 1. a devious trick used especially for an underhand purpose 2. a. tricky or questionable practices or conduct — usually ...
shend
transitive verb (shent; shending) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scendan; akin to Old English scamu shame — more at shame Date: before 12th century 1. archaic ...
Shensi
geographical name — see Shaanxi
Shenstone
biographical name William 1714-1763 English poet
Shenyang
or Mukden or formerly Fengtien geographical name city NE China capital of Liaoning; chief city of Manchuria population 3,603,712
Sheol
noun Etymology: Hebrew Shĕ'ōl Date: 1597 the abode of the dead in early Hebrew thought
Shepard
I. biographical name Alan Bartlett 1923-1998 American astronaut II. biographical name Samuel 1943- originally Samuel Shepard Rogers American dramatist
shepherd
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sheepherde, from Old English scēaphyrde, from scēap sheep + hierde herdsman; akin to Old English heord herd Date: before 12th century 1. a ...
shepherd dog
noun Date: 15th century sheepdog
shepherd's check
noun Date: 1863 a pattern of small even black-and-white checks; also a fabric woven in this pattern — called also shepherd's plaid
shepherd's pie
noun Date: 1877 a meat pie with a mashed potato crust
shepherd's plaid
noun see shepherd's check
shepherd's purse
noun Date: 15th century a white-flowered weedy annual herb (Capsella bursa-pastoris) of the mustard family with flat heart-shaped pods
shepherdess
noun Date: 14th century a woman or girl who tends sheep; also a rural girl or woman
sheqel
variant of shekel
Sheraton
I. adjective Etymology: Thomas Sheraton Date: 1883 of, relating to, or being a style of furniture that originated in England around 1800 and is characterized by straight ...
sherbert
noun see sherbet
sherbet
also sherbert noun Etymology: Turkish & Persian; Turkish şerbet, from Persian sharbat, from Arabic sharba drink Date: 1603 1. a cold drink of sweetened and diluted fruit ...
Sherbrooke
geographical name town E Canada in S Quebec population 75,916
sherd
variant of shard 2
shergottite
noun Etymology: Shergotty (Sherghati), town in India Date: circa 1911 any of a class of achondritic geologically young meteorites of feldspar and pyroxene
Sheridan
I. biographical name Philip Henry 1831-1888 American general II. biographical name Richard Brinsley 1751-1816 Irish dramatist & orator
sherif
variant of sharif
sheriff
noun Etymology: Middle English shirreve, from Old English scīrgerēfa, from scīr shire + gerēfa reeve — more at shire, reeve Date: before 12th century an important ...
sheriffdom
noun see sheriff
sherlock
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Sherlock Holmes, detective in stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Date: 1903 detective
Sherman
I. biographical name James Schoolcraft 1855-1912 vice president of the United States (1909-12) II. biographical name John 1823-1900 brother of W.T. American statesman III. ...
Shermanesque
adjective see Sherman IV
Sherpa
noun Etymology: of Tibetan origin; akin to Tibetan (Central dialects) shārba, shārpo easterner, Sherpa Date: 1847 a member of a Tibetan people living on the high ...
Sherriff
biographical name Robert Cedric 1896-1975 English writer
Sherrington
biographical name Sir Charles Scott 1857-1952 English physiologist
sherris
archaic variant of sherry
sherry
noun (plural sherries) Etymology: alteration of earlier sherris (taken as plural), from Xeres (now Jerez), Spain Date: 1584 a Spanish fortified wine with a distinctive nutty ...
Sherwood
biographical name Robert Emmet 1896-1955 American dramatist
Sherwood Forest
geographical name ancient royal forest central England chiefly in Nottinghamshire
Shetland
I. noun Date: 1836 1. a. Shetland pony b. Shetland sheepdog 2. often not capitalized a. a lightweight loosely twisted yarn of Shetland wool used for knitting and ...
Shetland pony
noun Date: 1801 any of a breed of small stocky hardy ponies that originated in the Shetland Islands
Shetland sheepdog
noun Date: 1909 any of a breed of small heavy-coated dogs developed in the Shetland Islands that resemble miniature collies
Shetland wool
noun Date: 1790 fine wool from sheep raised in the Shetland Islands; also yarn spun from this
Shetlander
noun see Shetland II
sheugh
noun Etymology: Middle English sogh swamp; akin to Middle Low German sō gutter Date: 1501 chiefly Scottish ditch, trench
Shevardnadze
biographical name Eduard Amvrosiyevich 1928- Soviet foreign minister (1985-90; 1991); president of Republic of Georgia (1992- )
Shevchenko
or Ševčenko biographical name Taras Hryhorovych 1814-1861 Ukrainian poet
shew
British variant of show
shewbread
or showbread noun Etymology: translation of German Schaubrot Date: 1526 consecrated unleavened bread ritually placed by the Jewish priests of ancient Israel on a table in the ...
Sheyenne
geographical name river 325 miles (523 kilometers) SE central North Dakota flowing into Red River
SHF
abbreviation superhigh frequency
Shi'i
noun Etymology: Arabic shī‘ī, from shī‘a Date: 1728 Shiite • Shi'i adjective
Shia
noun Etymology: Arabic shī‘a followers, faction, sect Date: 1626 1. the Muslims of the branch of Islam comprising sects believing in Ali and the Imams as the only rightful ...
shiatsu
also shiatzu noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: short for Japanese shiatsu-ryōhō, from shi- finger + -atsu pressure + ryōhō treatment Date: 1967 acupressure; ...
shiatzu
noun see shiatsu
Shiba Inu
noun Etymology: Japanese shiba-inu, from shiba brushwood + inu dog Date: 1982 any of a breed of small thick-coated agile dogs developed in Japan
shibboleth
noun Etymology: Hebrew shibbōleth stream; from the use of this word in Judges 12:6 as a test to distinguish Gileadites from Ephraimites Date: 1638 1. a. a word or saying ...
Shibīn al-Kawm
or Shibîn el Kôm geographical name city N Egypt population 153,000
Shibîn el Kôm
geographical name see Shibīn al-Kawm
Shidehara
biographical name Baron Kijūrō 1872-1951 Japanese statesman
shiel
noun Etymology: Middle English (northern dialect) schele; probably akin to Old Frisian skiāle stable, Old Norse skjōl shelter Date: 13th century chiefly Scottish shieling
shield
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sheld, from Old English scield; akin to Old High German scilt shield and probably to Old English sciell shell Date: before 12th century 1. a ...
shield law
noun Date: 1971 a law that protects journalists from forced disclosure of confidential news sources
shield volcano
noun Date: 1911 a broad rounded volcano that is built up by successive outpourings of very fluid lava
shielder
noun see shield II
shieling
noun Date: 1568 1. British a mountain hut used as a shelter by shepherds 2. dialect British a summer pasture in the mountains
shier
comparative of shy
shiest
superlative of shy
shift
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sciftan to divide, arrange; akin to Old Norse skipa to arrange, assign Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to exchange ...
shift gears
phrasal to make a change
shift key
noun Date: 1893 a key on a keyboard that when pressed enables an alternate set of characters to be produced by the other keys
shiftable
adjective see shift I
shifter
noun Date: 1920 one that shifts; especially gearshift
shiftily
adverb see shifty
shiftiness
noun see shifty
shiftless
adjective Etymology: shift (resourcefulness) Date: 1584 1. lacking in resourcefulness ; inefficient 2. lacking in ambition or incentive ; lazy • shiftlessly adverb ...
shiftlessly
adverb see shiftless
shiftlessness
noun see shiftless
shifty
adjective (shiftier; -est) Date: circa 1570 1. full of or ready with expedients ; resourceful 2. a. given to deception, evasion, or fraud ; tricky b. capable of ...
Shigatse
geographical name — see xigaze
shigella
noun (plural shigellae; also -gellas) Etymology: New Latin, from Kiyoshi Shiga died 1957 Japanese bacteriologist Date: 1937 1. any of a genus (Shigella) of nonmotile ...
shigellosis
noun (plural shigelloses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1944 dysentery caused by shigellae
Shigemitsu
biographical name Mamoru 1887-1957 Japanese diplomat
Shih Huang-ti
biographical name — see Ch'in Shih Huang Ti
shih tzu
noun (plural shih tzus; also shih tzu) Usage: often capitalized S&T Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) shīzi (gǒu), from shīzi lion + gǒu dog Date: 1921 any of an old ...
Shih-chia-chuang
geographical name see Shijiazhuang
Shiism
noun Date: circa 1883 Islam as taught by the Shia
shiitake
also shitake noun Etymology: Japanese, from shii, the Japanese chinquapin + take mushroom Date: 1877 a dark Asian mushroom (Lentinus edodes of the family Agaricaceae) widely ...
Shiite
noun Date: 1728 a Muslim of the Shia branch of Islam • Shiite adjective
Shijiazhuang
or Shih-chia-chuang geographical name city NE China capital of Hebei population 1,068,439
shikari
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu shikārī, from Persian, from shikār hunt Date: 1827 India a big game hunter; especially a professional hunter or guide
Shikarpur
geographical name city S central Pakistan in Sind population 88,000
Shikoku
geographical name island S Japan E of Kyushu area 7245 square miles (18,765 square kilometers), population 4,195,106
shiksa
or shikse noun Etymology: Yiddish shikse, feminine of sheygets non-Jewish boy, from Hebrew sheqeṣ blemish, abomination Date: 1872 1. often disparaging a non-Jewish girl or ...
shikse
noun see shiksa
Shilka
geographical name river 345 miles (555 kilometers) SE Russia in Asia flowing NE to unite with the Argun forming the Amur
shill
I. intransitive verb Etymology: 2shill Date: circa 1914 1. to act as a shill 2. to act as a spokesperson or promoter II. noun Etymology: perhaps short for shillaber, of ...
shillalah
noun see shillelagh
shillelagh
also shillalah noun Etymology: Shillelagh, town in Ireland Date: 1772 cudgel
shilling
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scilling; akin to Old High German skilling, a gold coin Date: before 12th century 1. a. a former monetary unit of the ...
Shillong
geographical name city NE India capital of Meghalaya population 222,273
Shilluk
noun (plural Shilluk or Shilluks) Etymology: probably from dialect Arabic, from Shilluk cɔlɔ, a self-designation Date: 1790 1. a member of a Nilotic people of the Sudan ...
shilly-shally
I. adverb Etymology: irregular reduplication of shall I Date: 1700 in an irresolute, undecided, or hesitating manner II. adjective Date: 1734 irresolute, vacillating III. ...
Shiloh
geographical name 1. locality SW Tennessee; site of Civil War battle 2. village ancient Palestine W of Jordan River on slope of Mt. Ephraim
shilpit
adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1812 1. Scottish pinched and starved in appearance 2. Scottish weak, insipid — used of drink
shim
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1860 a thin often tapered piece of material (as wood, metal, or stone) used to fill in space between things (as for support, leveling, ...
Shimizu
geographical name city & port Japan in central Honshu on Suruga Bay; port for Shizuoka population 241,524
shimmer
I. verb (shimmered; shimmering) Etymology: Middle English schimeren, from Old English scimerian; akin to Old English scīnan to shine — more at shine Date: before 12th ...

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