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shortage
noun Date: 1868 lack, deficit
shortbread
noun Date: 1801 a thick cookie made of flour, sugar, and a large amount of shortening
shortcake
noun Date: 1594 1. a crisp and often unsweetened biscuit or cookie 2. a. a dessert made typically of very short baking-powder-biscuit dough spread with sweetened fruit ...
shortchange
transitive verb Date: 1903 1. to give less than the correct amount of change to 2. to deprive of or give less than something due ; cheat • shortchanger noun
shortchanger
noun see shortchange
shortcoming
noun Date: 15th century an imperfection or lack that detracts from the whole; also the quality or state of being flawed or lacking
shortcut
I. noun Date: 1637 1. a route more direct than the one ordinarily taken 2. a method or means of doing something more directly and quickly than and often not so thoroughly as ...
shorten
verb (shortened; shortening) Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to reduce the length or duration of b. to cause to seem short 2. a. to reduce in power ...
shortener
noun see shorten
shortening
noun Date: 1538 1. the action or process of making or becoming short; specifically the dropping of the latter part of a word so as to produce a new and shorter word of the ...
shortfall
noun Date: 1895 a failure to come up to expectation or need ; also the amount of such failure
shorthair
noun Date: 1903 a domestic cat with a short thick coat; especially a member of any of several breeds of muscular medium- to large-sized cats with a short plushy coat • ...
shorthand
noun Date: 1636 1. a method of writing rapidly by substituting characters, abbreviations, or symbols for letters, sounds, words, or phrases ; stenography 2. something ...
shorthanded
adjective Date: 1794 having, working with, or done with fewer than the regular or necessary number of people
shorthorn
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1847 any of a breed of red, roan, white, or red and white beef cattle originating in northern England and including good milk-producing ...
shortie
noun see shorty
shortish
adjective see short I
Shortland Islands
geographical name islands W Pacific in the Solomons off S end of Bougainville
shortleaf pine
noun Date: 1796 a pine (Pinus echinata) chiefly of the southeastern United States that has short flexible needles usually in clusters of two and reddish-brown bark; also its ...
shortly
adverb Date: before 12th century 1. a. in a few words ; briefly b. in an abrupt manner 2. a. in a short time b. at a short interval
shortness
noun see short I
shortsighted
adjective Date: 1622 1. lacking foresight 2. nearsighted • shortsightedly adverb • shortsightedness noun
shortsightedly
adverb see shortsighted
shortsightedness
noun see shortsighted
shortstop
noun Date: 1857 1. the player position in baseball for defending the infield area on the third-base side of second base 2. the player stationed in the shortstop position
shortwave
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1907 1. a radio wave having a wavelength between 10 and 100 meters 2. a radio transmitter or receiver using shortwaves 3. ...
shorty
or shortie noun (plural shorties) Date: 1888 one that is short
Shoshone
I. noun or Shoshoni (plural Shoshones or Shoshoni; also Shoshone or Shoshonis) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1805 1. a member of a group of American Indian peoples ...
Shoshone Falls
geographical name waterfall 210 feet (64 meters) S Idaho in Snake River
Shoshoni
noun see Shoshone I
Shostakovich
biographical name Dmitry Dmitriyevich 1906-1975 Soviet (Russian-born) composer
shot
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sceot, scot; akin to Old High German scuz, Old Norse skot shot, Old English scēotan to shoot — more at shoot Date: before ...
shot clock
noun Date: 1973 a clock in basketball that displays a countdown of the time within which shooting the ball is required
shot hole
noun Date: 1875 1. a drilled hole in which a charge of dynamite is exploded 2. the dropping out of small rounded fragments of leaves that produces a shot-riddled appearance ...
shot in the arm
phrasal stimulus, boost
shot in the dark
phrasal 1. a wild guess 2. an attempt that has little chance of success
shot put
noun Date: 1898 a field event in which a shot is heaved for distance • shot-putter noun
shot-putter
noun see shot put
shotgun
I. noun Date: 1776 1. a smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short ranges 2. an offensive football formation in which the quarterback plays a few yards behind the ...
shotgun cottage
noun see shotgun house
shotgun house
noun Date: 1940 a house in which all the rooms are in direct line with each other usually front to back — called also shotgun cottage, shotgun shack — compare railroad flat
shotgun marriage
noun Date: 1929 1. a marriage forced or required because of pregnancy — called also shotgun wedding 2. a forced union
shotgun shack
noun see shotgun house
shotgun wedding
noun see shotgun marriage
shotgunner
noun see shotgun I
shotten
adjective Etymology: Middle English shotyn, from past participle of sheten to shoot Date: 15th century having ejected the spawn and so of inferior food value
should
verbal auxiliary, past of shall Etymology: Middle English sholde, from Old English sceolde owed, was obliged to, ought to Date: before 12th century 1. — used in auxiliary ...
shoulder
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sholder, from Old English sculdor; akin to Old High German scultra shoulder Date: before 12th century 1. a. the laterally projecting part ...
shoulder bag
noun Date: 1912 a handbag looped over the shoulder by a strap
shoulder belt
noun Date: 1967 an automobile safety belt worn across the torso and over the shoulder — called also shoulder harness
shoulder blade
noun Date: 14th century scapula
shoulder board
noun Date: 1942 one of a pair of broad pieces of stiffened cloth worn on the shoulders of a military uniform and carrying insignia
shoulder girdle
noun Date: 1868 the bony or cartilaginous arch that supports the forelimbs of a vertebrate — called also pectoral girdle
shoulder harness
noun see shoulder belt
shoulder knot
noun Date: 1676 1. an ornamental knot of ribbon or lace worn on the shoulder in the 17th and 18th centuries 2. a detachable ornament of braided wire cord worn on ceremonial ...
shoulder patch
noun Date: 1945 a cloth patch bearing an identifying mark and worn on one sleeve of a uniform below the shoulder
shoulder strap
noun Date: 1688 a strap that passes across the shoulder and holds up an article or garment
shouldered
adjective see shoulder I
shouldest
archaic past second singular of shall
shouldn't
Date: 1675 should not
shouldst
archaic past second singular of shall
shout
I. verb Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to utter a sudden loud cry 2. to command attention as if by shouting transitive verb 1. ...
shout song
noun Date: 1925 a rhythmic song sung at religious services especially by black Americans and characterized by responsive singing or shouting between leader and congregation
shout-out
noun Date: 1990 a brief expression of greeting or praise given especially on a broadcast or audio recording
shouter
noun see shout I
shouting distance
noun Date: 1930 a short distance ; easy reach — usually used with within
shove
I. verb (shoved; shoving) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scūfan to thrust away; akin to Old High German scioban to push and probably to Lithuanian skubti to hurry ...
shovel
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scofl; akin to Old High German scūfla shovel, Old English scūfan to thrust away Date: before 12th century 1. a. a ...
shovel hat
noun Date: 1829 a shallow-crowned hat with a wide brim curved up at the sides that is worn by some clergymen
shovel pass
noun Date: 1940 a short underhand pass (as in football)
shovel-nosed
adjective Date: 1707 having a broad flat head, nose, or beak
shoveler
or shoveller noun Date: 15th century 1. one that shovels 2. any of several freshwater ducks (genus Anas) that have a large very broad bill and feed by dabbling
shovelful
noun (plural shovelfuls; also shovelsful) Date: 1533 as much as a shovel will hold
shoveller
noun see shoveler
shovelnose
noun Date: 1709 a shovel-nosed animal and especially a fish
shover
noun see shove I
show
I. verb (showed; shown or showed; showing) Etymology: Middle English shewen, showen, from Old English scēawian to look, look at, see; akin to Old High German scouwōn to look, ...
show bill
noun Date: 1801 an advertising poster
show business
noun Date: 1850 the arts, occupations, and businesses (as theater, motion pictures, and television) that comprise the entertainment industry
show jumper
noun see show jumping
show jumping
noun Date: 1929 the competitive riding of horses one at a time over a set course of obstacles in which the winner is judged according to ability and speed • show jumper ...
show off
verb Date: circa 1793 transitive verb to display proudly intransitive verb to seek to attract attention by conspicuous behavior
show one the door
phrasal to tell someone to get out; also fire 2b
show one's cards
phrasal see show one's hand
show one's hand
also show one's cards phrasal 1. to display one's cards faceup 2. to declare one's intentions or reveal one's resources
show ring
noun Date: 1902 a ring (as at a cattle show) where animals are displayed
show trial
noun Date: 1937 a trial (as of political opponents) in which the verdict is rigged and a public confession is often extracted
show up
verb Date: 1826 transitive verb 1. to expose or discredit especially by revealing faults 2. to embarrass or cause to look bad especially by comparison 3. reveal ...
show window
noun Date: 1826 1. an outside display window in which a store exhibits merchandise 2. a sample or setting used to exhibit or illustrate something at its best
show-and-tell
noun Date: 1950 1. a classroom exercise in which children display an item and talk about it 2. a public display or demonstration
show-me
adjective Date: 1909 insistent on proof or evidence
show-off
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1843 1. the act of showing off 2. one that shows off ; exhibitionist • show-offy adjective
show-offy
adjective see show-off
showable
adjective see show I
showbiz
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: 1945 show business; also razzle-dazzle, flash • showbizzy adjective
showbizzy
adjective see showbiz
showboat
I. noun Date: 1869 1. a river steamship containing a theater and carrying a troupe of actors to give plays at river communities 2. one who tries to attract attention by ...
showboater
noun see showboat II
showbread
variant of shewbread
showcase
I. noun Date: 1835 1. a glazed case, box, or cabinet for displaying and protecting wares in a store or articles in a museum 2. a setting, occasion, or medium for exhibiting ...
showdown
noun Date: 1884 1. the placing of poker hands faceup on the table to determine the winner of a pot 2. a decisive confrontation or contest
shower
I. noun Etymology: Middle English shour, from Old English scūr; akin to Old High German scūr shower, storm, Latin caurus northwest wind Date: before 12th century 1. a. a ...
shower bath
noun Date: 1785 shower 4
showerer
noun see shower II
showerhead
noun Date: 1925 a fixture for directing the spray of water in a bathroom shower
showerless
adjective see shower I
showery
adjective see shower I
showgirl
noun Date: 1836 a chorus girl in a musical comedy or nightclub show
showily
adverb see showy
showiness
noun see showy
showing
noun Date: before 12th century 1. a. an act or an instance of putting something (as an artist's work) on view ; display b. the presentation of a motion picture c. ...
showman
noun Date: circa 1734 1. the producer of a play or theatrical show 2. a notably spectacular, dramatic, or effective performer • showmanship noun
showmanship
noun see showman
showpiece
noun Date: 1847 a prime or outstanding example used for exhibition
showplace
noun Date: 1794 a place (as an estate or building) that is regarded as an example of beauty or excellence
showroom
noun Date: 1616 a room where merchandise is exhibited for sale or where samples are displayed
showstopper
noun Date: 1926 1. an act, song, or performer that wins applause so prolonged as to interrupt a performance 2. something or someone exceptionally arresting or attractive ...
showstopping
adjective see showstopper
showtime
noun Date: 1951 the scheduled or actual time at which a show or something likened to a show begins
showy
adjective (showier; -est) Date: 1709 1. making an attractive show ; striking 2. given to or marked by a flashy often tasteless display • showily adverb • showiness ...
shoyu
noun Etymology: Japanese shōyu Date: 1727 soy 1
shp
abbreviation shaft horsepower
shrank
past of shrink
shrapnel
noun (plural shrapnel) Etymology: Henry Shrapnel died 1842 English artillery officer Date: 1806 1. a projectile that consists of a case provided with a powder charge and a ...
shred
I. noun Etymology: Middle English shrede, from Old English scrēade; akin to Old High German scrōt piece cut off Date: before 12th century 1. a. a long narrow strip cut ...
shredded wheat
noun Date: 1898 a breakfast cereal made from cooked partially dried wheat that is shredded and molded into biscuits which are then oven-baked and toasted
shredder
noun see shred II
Shreveport
geographical name city NW Louisiana on Red River population 200,145
shrew
I. noun Etymology: Middle English shrewe evil or scolding person, from Old English scrēawa shrew (animal) Date: before 12th century 1. any of a family (Soricidae) of small ...
shrewd
adjective Etymology: Middle English shrewed, from shrewe + 1-ed Date: 13th century 1. archaic mischievous 2. obsolete abusive, shrewish 3. obsolete ominous, dangerous 4. ...
shrewdly
adverb see shrewd
shrewdness
noun see shrewd
shrewish
adjective Date: 1565 ill-natured, intractable • shrewishly adverb • shrewishness noun
shrewishly
adverb see shrewish
shrewishness
noun see shrewish
shrewlike
adjective see shrew I
Shrewsbury
geographical name 1. town E Massachusetts population 31,640 2. town W England capital of Shropshire population 59,826
shri
variant of sri
shriek
I. verb Etymology: Middle English shreken, probably irregular from shriken to shriek; akin to Old Norse skrækja to shriek Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to utter ...
shrieval
adjective Etymology: obsolete shrieve sheriff, from Middle English shirreve — more at sheriff Date: 1681 chiefly British of or relating to a sheriff
shrievalty
noun Date: 1502 chiefly British the office, term of office, or jurisdiction of a sheriff
shrieve
archaic variant of shrive
shrift
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scrift, from scrīfan to shrive — more at shrive Date: before 12th century 1. archaic a. a remission of sins pronounced ...
shrike
noun Etymology: perhaps from Middle English *shrik, from Old English scrīc thrush; akin to Middle English shriken to shriek Date: 1544 any of numerous usually largely gray ...
shrill
I. verb Etymology: Middle English; probably akin to Old English scrallettan to resound loudly — more at skirl Date: 13th century transitive verb scream intransitive ...
shrillness
noun see shrill II
shrilly
adverb see shrill II
shrimp
I. noun (plural shrimps or shrimp) Etymology: Middle English shrimpe; akin to Middle Low German schrempen to contract, wrinkle, Old Norse skorpna to shrivel up Date: 14th ...
shrimper
noun Date: 1835 1. a shrimp fisherman 2. a boat engaged in shrimping
shrimplike
adjective see shrimp I
shrimpy
adjective see shrimp I
shrine
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scrīn, from Latin scrinium case, chest Date: before 12th century 1. a. a case, box, or receptacle; especially one in ...
Shriner
noun Etymology: Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine Date: 1886 a member of a secret fraternal society that is non-Masonic but admits only Knights Templars and ...
shrink
I. verb (shrank or shrunk; shrunk or shrunken; shrinking) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scrincan; akin to Middle Dutch schrinken to draw back Date: before 12th ...
shrink-wrap
transitive verb Date: 1959 to wrap (as a book or meat) in tough clear plastic film that is then shrunk (as by heating) to form a tightly fitting package • shrink-wrap noun
shrinkable
adjective see shrink I
shrinkage
noun Date: 1800 1. the act or process of shrinking 2. a. the loss in weight of livestock during shipment and in the process of preparing the meat for consumption b. ...
shrinker
noun see shrink I
shrinking violet
noun Date: 1915 a bashful or retiring person
shrive
verb (shrived or shrove; shriven or shrived; shriving) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English scrīfan to shrive, prescribe (akin to Old High German scrīban to write), ...
shrivel
verb (-eled or -elled; -eling or shrivelling) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1565 intransitive verb 1. to draw into wrinkles especially with a loss of moisture 2. a. ...
shroff
noun Etymology: Hindi śarāf & Urdu sharāf, ultimately from Arabic ṣarrāf Date: 1618 a banker or money changer in the Far East; especially one who tests and evaluates ...
Shropshire
I. noun Etymology: Shropshire, England Date: 1803 any of a breed of dark-faced hornless sheep of English origin that are raised for both mutton and wool II. geographical ...
shroud
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, garment, from Old English scrūd; akin to Old English scrēade shred — more at shred Date: 14th century 1. obsolete shelter, protection ...
Shrove Tuesday
noun Etymology: Middle English schroftewesday, from schrof- (as in schroftide) + tewesday Tuesday Date: 15th century the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
Shrovetide
noun Etymology: Middle English schroftide, from schrof- (from shriven to shrive) + tide Date: 15th century the period usually of three days immediately preceding Ash ...
shrub
I. noun Etymology: Middle English schrobbe, from Old English scrybb brushwood; akin to Norwegian skrubbebær, a cornel of a dwarf species Date: before 12th century a low ...
shrubbery
noun (plural -beries) Date: 1731 a planting or growth of shrubs
shrubby
adjective (shrubbier; -est) Date: 1540 1. consisting of or covered with shrubs 2. resembling a shrub
shrubland
noun Date: 1903 land on which shrubs are the dominant vegetation
shrug
I. verb (shrugged; shrugging) Etymology: Middle English schruggen Date: 14th century intransitive verb to raise or draw in the shoulders especially to express aloofness, ...
shrug off
transitive verb Date: 1902 1. to shake off 2. to brush aside ; minimize 3. to remove (a garment) by wriggling out
shtetel
noun see shtetl
shtetl
also shtetel noun (plural shtetlach; also shtetels) Etymology: Yiddish shtetl, from Middle High German stetel, diminutive of stat place, town, city, from Old High German, place ...
shtick
also schtick or shtik noun Etymology: Yiddish shtik pranks, literally, piece, from Middle High German stücke, from Old High German stucki; akin to Old English stycce piece, Old ...
shticky
adjective see shtick
shtik
noun see shtick
Shuangliao
or formerly Liaoyuan geographical name city NE China in W Jilin S of Changchun on the Liao
shuck
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1674 1. shell, husk: as a. the outer covering of a nut or of Indian corn b. the shell of an oyster or clam 2. something ...
shucker
noun see shuck II
shucks
interjection Date: 1847 — used especially to express mild disappointment or embarrassment
shudder
I. intransitive verb (shuddered; shuddering) Etymology: Middle English shoddren; akin to Old High German skutten to shake and perhaps to Lithuanian kutėti to shake up Date: ...
shuddery
adjective see shudder II
shuffle
I. verb (shuffled; shuffling) Etymology: perhaps irregular from 1shove Date: 1570 transitive verb 1. to mix in a mass confusedly ; jumble 2. to put or thrust aside or ...
shuffleboard
noun Etymology: alteration of obsolete English shove-board Date: 1836 1. a game in which players use long-handled cues to shove disks into scoring areas of a diagram marked ...
shuffler
noun see shuffle I
shul
noun Etymology: Yiddish, school, synagogue, from Middle High German schuol school Date: 1771 synagogue
Shull
biographical name Clifford Glenwood 1915-2001 American physicist
Shultz
biographical name George Pratt 1920- United States secretary of labor (1969-70); secretary of the treasury (1972-73); secretary of state (1982-89)
Shumagin
geographical name islands SW Alaska S of Alaska Peninsula; largest Unga
shun
transitive verb (shunned; shunning) Etymology: Middle English shonen, shunnen, from Old English scunian Date: before 12th century to avoid deliberately and especially ...
shunner
noun see shun
shunpike
noun Date: 1862 a side road used to avoid the toll on or the speed and traffic of a superhighway • shunpiker noun • shunpiking noun
shunpiker
noun see shunpike
shunpiking
noun see shunpike
shunt
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, to move suddenly, turn away, evade, perhaps from past participle of shonen Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to turn off to ...
shunter
noun see shunt I
shush
transitive verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1925 to urge to be quiet ; hush • shush noun
Shushan
geographical name — see Susa
shut
I. verb (shut; shutting) Etymology: Middle English shetten, shutten, from Old English scyttan; akin to Middle Dutch schutten to shut in, Old English scēotan to shoot — more ...
shut down
verb Date: 1779 intransitive verb to settle so as to obscure vision ; close in transitive verb to make ineffective in competition
shut in
transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. confine, enclose 2. to prevent production of (oil or gas) by closing down a well
shut off
verb Date: 1818 transitive verb 1. to close off ; separate — usually used with from 2. a. to cut off (as flow or passage) ; stop b. to stop the operation of ...
shut out
transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. exclude 2. to prevent (an opponent) from scoring in a game or contest 3. to forestall the bidding of (bridge opponents) by making a ...
shut up
verb Date: 1814 transitive verb to cause (a person) to stop talking intransitive verb to cease writing or speaking
shut-eye
noun Date: 1899 sleep
shut-in
I. noun Date: 1891 1. a person who is confined to home, a room, or bed because of illness or incapacity 2. a narrow gorge-shaped part of an otherwise wide valley 3. ...
shutdown
noun Date: 1888 the cessation or suspension of an operation or activity
shute
variant of chute
Shute
biographical name Nevil 1899-1960 pseudonym of Nevil Shute Norway English aeronautical engineer & writer in Australia
shutoff
noun Date: 1847 1. something (as a valve) that shuts off 2. stoppage, interruption
shutout
noun Date: 1889 1. a game or contest in which one side fails to score 2. a preemptive bid in bridge
shutter
I. noun Date: 1542 1. one that shuts 2. a usually movable cover or screen for a window or door 3. a mechanical device that limits the passage of light; especially a ...
shutterbug
noun Date: 1940 a photography enthusiast
shutterless
adjective see shutter I
shuttle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English shittle, shutle, from Old English scutel, scytel dart; akin to Old Norse skutill bolt, Old English scēotan to shoot — more at shoot Date: ...
shuttle diplomacy
noun Date: 1974 negotiations especially between nations carried on by an intermediary who shuttles back and forth between the disputants
shuttlecock
I. noun Date: 1522 a lightweight conical object with a rounded often rubber-covered nose that is used in badminton II. transitive verb Date: 1687 to send or toss to and ...
shuttleless
adjective see shuttle I
Shvernik
biographical name Nikolay Mikhaylovich 1888-1970 Soviet politician; chairman of the Presidium (1946-54)
shy
I. adjective (shier or shyer; shiest or shyest) Etymology: Middle English schey, from Old English scēoh; akin to Old High German sciuhen to frighten off Date: before 12th ...
shylock
I. noun Date: circa 1597 1. capitalized the Jewish usurer and antagonist of Antonio in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice 2. loan shark II. intransitive verb Date: ...
shyly
adverb see shy I
Shymkent
or Chimkent geographical name city S Kazakhstan N of Tashkent population 438,800
shyness
noun see shy I
shyster
noun Etymology: probably from German Scheisser, literally, defecator Date: 1844 a person who is professionally unscrupulous especially in the practice of law or politics ; ...
si
noun Etymology: Italian Date: 1728 ti II
SI
abbreviation Etymology: French Système International d'Unités International System of Units
Si
I. symbol silicon II. geographical name — see xi
si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait!
foreign term Etymology: French if youth only knew, if age only could!
si monumentum requiris, circumspice
foreign term Etymology: Latin if you seek his monument, look around — epitaph of Sir Christopher Wren in St. Paul's, London, of which he was architect
si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice
foreign term Etymology: Latin if you seek a beautiful peninsula, look around — motto of Michigan
si vis pacem, para bellum
foreign term Etymology: Latin if you wish peace, prepare for war
sialagogue
noun Etymology: New Latin sialagogus promoting the expulsion of saliva, from Greek sialon saliva + New Latin -agogus -agogue Date: circa 1783 an agent that promotes the flow ...
sialic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary silicon + aluminum Date: 1924 of, relating to, or being relatively light rock that is rich in silica and alumina and ...
sialic acid
noun Etymology: Greek sialon saliva Date: 1952 any of a group of reducing amido acids that are essentially carbohydrates and are found especially as components of blood ...
Sialkot
geographical name city NE Pakistan NNE of Lahore population 308,000
Siam
geographical name — see Thailand
Siam, Gulf of
geographical name — see Thailand (Gulf of)
siamang
noun Etymology: Malay Date: 1822 a black gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus) of Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula that is the largest of the gibbons
Siamese
I. adjective Etymology: Siam (Thailand); in senses 2 & 3, from Siamese twin Date: 1693 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Thailand, the Thais, or their language 2. ...
Siamese cat
noun Date: 1871 any of a breed of slender blue-eyed short-haired domestic cats of Asian origin with pale fawn or gray body and darker ears, paws, tail, and face and a long ...
Siamese fighting fish
noun Date: 1929 a brightly colored betta (Betta splendens) that has highly aggressive males and is a popular aquarium fish
Siamese twin
noun Etymology: from Chang died 1874 and Eng died 1874 congenitally united twins born in Siam Date: 1829 one of a pair of congenitally united twins
Sian
geographical name — see Xi'an
Siangtan
geographical name — see Xiangtan
sib
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sibb, from sibb kinship; akin to Old High German sippa kinship, family, Latin sodalis comrade, Greek ēthos custom, ...
Sibelius
biographical name Jean 1865-1957 Finnish composer
Siberia
geographical name region N Asia in Russia extending from the Urals to the Pacific; roughly coextensive with Russia in Asia • Siberian adjective or noun
Siberian
adjective or noun see Siberia
Siberian husky
noun Date: 1930 any of a breed of medium-sized thick-coated compact dogs that were developed in Siberia for use as sled dogs and that have erect ears and a bushy tail
Siberian tiger
noun Date: 1889 a large endangered tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) formerly inhabiting eastern Siberia to Korea but now much restricted in range
sibilance
noun Date: 1823 a sibilant quality or sound
sibilant
I. adjective Etymology: Latin sibilant-, sibilans, present participle of sibilare to hiss, whistle, of imitative origin Date: 1669 having, containing, or producing the sound ...
sibilantly
adverb see sibilant I
sibilate
verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin sibilatus, past participle of sibilare Date: circa 1656 intransitive verb 1. hiss 2. to utter an initial sibilant ; prefix an ...
sibilation
noun see sibilate
Sibiu
geographical name city W central Romania in Transylvania population 184,036
sibling
noun Date: before 12th century 1. sib 2; also one of two or more individuals having one common parent 2. one of two or more things related by a common tie or characteristic ...
sibling species
noun Date: 1940 one of two or more species that are nearly indistinguishable morphologically
Sibuyan Sea
geographical name body of water central Philippines bounded by Mindoro, S Luzon, & the Visayan Islands
sibyl
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Middle English sibile, sybylle, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French sibile, from Latin sibylla, from Greek Date: 14th century 1. ...
sibylic
adjective see sibyl
sibyllic
adjective see sibyl
sibylline
adjective see sibyl

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