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smoke screen
noun Date: 1915 1. a screen of smoke to hinder enemy observation of a military force, area, or activity 2. something designed to obscure, confuse, or mislead
smoke tree
noun Date: 1846 either of two small shrubby trees (genus Cotinus) of the cashew family with large panicles of minute flowers that suggest a cloud of smoke: a. one (C. ...
smoke-filled room
noun Date: 1920 a room (as in a hotel) in which a small group of politicians carry on negotiations
smokeable
adjective see smokable
smokehouse
noun Date: 1746 a building where meat or fish is cured by means of dense smoke
smokejack
noun Date: 1675 a device for turning a spit by a fly or wheel moved by rising gases in a chimney
smokeless
adjective see smoke I
smokeless powder
noun Date: 1890 any of a class of explosive propellants that produce comparatively little smoke on explosion and consist mostly of gelatinized nitrocellulose
smokeless tobacco
noun Date: 1976 pulverized or shredded tobacco chewed or placed between cheek and gum ; snuff
smokelike
adjective see smoke I
smoker
noun Date: 1599 1. one that smokes 2. a railroad car or compartment in which smoking is allowed 3. an informal social gathering for men
smokestack
I. noun Date: 1838 a pipe or funnel through which smoke and gases are discharged II. adjective Date: 1926 of, relating to, being, or characterized by manufacturing and ...
smokey
adjective see smoky
smokily
adverb see smoky
smokiness
noun see smoky
smoking gun
noun Date: 1974 something that serves as conclusive evidence or proof (as of a crime or scientific theory)
smoking jacket
noun Date: 1870 a loose-fitting jacket or short robe for wear at home
smoking lamp
noun Date: circa 1881 a lamp on a ship kept lighted during the hours when smoking is allowed
smoking room
noun Date: 1689 a room (as in a hotel or club) set apart for smokers
smoky
also smokey adjective (smokier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. emitting smoke especially in large quantities 2. a. having the characteristics of or resembling smoke b. ...
Smoky Hill
geographical name river 540 miles (869 kilometers) central Kansas flowing E to unite with Republican River forming the Kansas River
smoky quartz
noun Date: 1837 cairngorm
smoky topaz
noun Date: 1797 cairngorm
smolder
or smoulder intransitive verb (smoldered or smouldered; smoldering or smouldering) Etymology: Middle English smolderen to smother, from smolder smoke, smudge; akin to Middle ...
Smolensk
geographical name city W Russia in Europe on the upper Dnieper WSW of Moscow population 352,000
Smollett
biographical name Tobias George 1721-1771 British author
smolt
noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) Date: 15th century a young salmon or sea trout about two years old that is at the stage of development when it assumes the silvery ...
smooch
I. intransitive verb Etymology: alteration of smouch to kiss loudly Date: 1577 kiss, pet II. noun Date: 1578 kiss III. transitive verb Etymology: probably alteration of ...
smoochy
adjective see smooch IV
smooth
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English smothe, from Old English smōth; akin to Old Saxon smōthi smooth Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) having a continuous even ...
smooth breathing
noun Date: circa 1888 1. a mark ' placed over some initial vowels in Greek to show that they are not aspirated (as in ἐκεî pronounced \e-ˈkā\) 2. the absence of ...
smooth fox terrier
noun Date: 1929 any of a breed of fox terriers having a dense smooth chiefly white coat
smooth hound
noun Etymology: from the absence of a spine in front of the dorsal fin Date: 1603 any of several dogfishes (genus Mustelus) closely related to or included with the requiem ...
smooth muscle
noun Date: circa 1890 muscle tissue that lacks cross striations, is made up of elongated spindle-shaped cells having a central nucleus, and is found especially in vertebrate ...
smooth-tongued
adjective Date: 1579 ingratiating in speech
smoothbore
adjective Date: 1754 of a firearm having a barrel with an unrifled bore • smoothbore noun
smoothen
verb (smoothened; smoothening) Date: 1635 transitive verb to make smooth intransitive verb to become smooth
smoother
noun see smooth II
smoothie
noun see smoothy
smoothly
adverb see smooth I
smoothness
noun see smooth I
smoothy
or smoothie noun (plural smoothies) Date: 1904 1. a smooth-tongued person 2. a. a person with polished manners b. one who behaves or performs with deftness, assurance, ...
smorgasbord
noun Etymology: Swedish smörgåsbord, from smörgås open sandwich + bord table Date: 1879 1. a luncheon or supper buffet offering a variety of foods and dishes (as hors ...
smote
past of smite
smother
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration of smorther, from smoren to smother, from Old English smorian to suffocate; akin to Middle Dutch smoren to suffocate Date: 13th ...
smothery
adjective see smother I
smoulder
intransitive verb see smolder
SMSA
abbreviation Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area
SMSgt
abbreviation senior master sergeant
smudge
I. verb (smudged; smudging) Etymology: Middle English smogen Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to make a smudge on b. to soil as if by smudging 2. a. ...
smudgily
adverb see smudge II
smudginess
noun see smudge II
smudgy
adjective see smudge II
smug
adjective (smugger; smuggest) Etymology: probably modification of Low German smuck neat, from Middle Low German, from smucken to dress; akin to Old English smoc smock Date: ...
smuggle
verb (smuggled; smuggling) Etymology: Low German smuggeln & Dutch smokkelen Date: 1687 transitive verb 1. to import or export secretly contrary to the law and especially ...
smuggler
noun see smuggle
smugly
adverb see smug
smugness
noun see smug
smut
I. verb (smutted; smutting) Etymology: probably alteration of earlier smot to stain, from Middle English smotten; akin to Middle High German smutzen to stain Date: 1587 ...
smutch
noun Etymology: akin to Middle English smogen to smudge Date: 1530 a dark stain ; smudge • smutch transitive verb • smutchy adjective
smutchy
adjective see smutch
Smuts
biographical name Jan Christiaan 1870-1950 South African field marshal; prime minister (1919-24; 1939-48)
smuttily
adverb see smutty
smuttiness
noun see smutty
smutty
adjective (smuttier; -est) Date: 1597 1. soiled or tainted with smut; especially affected with smut fungus 2. obscene, indecent 3. resembling smut in appearance ; ...
SMV
abbreviation slow-moving vehicle
Smyrna
geographical name 1. town NW Georgia NW of Atlanta population 40,999 2. town central Tennessee SE of Nashville population 25,569 3. — see Izmir
Smyth
biographical name Henry DeWolf 1898-1986 American physicist
Sn
Symbol Etymology: Late Latin stannum tin
SN
abbreviation seaman
snack
I. noun Etymology: Middle English snak bite, from snaken to bite, perhaps from Middle Dutch snacken to snap at — more at snatch Date: 1757 a light meal ; food eaten between ...
snack bar
noun Date: 1930 a public eating place where snacks are served usually at a counter
snaffle
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1533 a simple usually jointed bit for a bridle II. transitive verb (snaffled; snaffling) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1724 to ...
snafu
I. noun Etymology: situation normal all fucked up (fouled up) Date: circa 1941 a situation marked by errors or confusion ; muddle; also an error causing such a situation ...
snag
I. noun Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse snagi clothes peg Date: circa 1587 1. a. a tree or branch embedded in a lake or stream bed and ...
snaggletooth
noun Etymology: English dialect snaggle irregularly shaped tooth + English tooth Date: circa 1825 an irregular, broken, or projecting tooth • snaggletoothed adjective
snaggletoothed
adjective see snaggletooth
snaggy
adjective see snag I
snail
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English snægl; akin to Old High German snecko snail, snahhan to creep Date: before 12th century 1. a gastropod mollusk especially ...
snail darter
noun Date: 1975 a darter (Percina tanasi) of the Tennessee River drainage system of eastern Tennessee and northern Georgia
snail fever
noun Etymology: from the snails which serve as intermediate hosts to the schistosomes causing the disease Date: 1947 schistosomiasis
snail mail
noun Date: 1983 1. mail delivered by a postal system 2. mail 3
snail's pace
noun Date: 15th century an extremely slow pace
snail-paced
adjective Date: 1594 moving very slowly
snaillike
adjective see snail I
Snake
geographical name river 1038 miles (1670 kilometers) NW United States flowing from NW Wyoming across S Idaho & into Columbia River in Washington
snake
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English snaca; akin to Old Norse snakr snake, Old High German snahhan to crawl Date: before 12th century 1. any of numerous ...
snake charmer
noun Date: 1836 an entertainer who exhibits a professed power to charm or fascinate venomous snakes
snake dance
noun Date: 1772 1. a ceremonial dance in which snakes or their images are handled, invoked, or symbolically imitated by individual sinuous actions 2. a group progression in ...
snake doctor
noun Date: 1862 1. dragonfly 2. hellgrammite
snake fence
noun Date: 1805 worm fence
snake in the grass
Date: 1696 a secretly faithless friend
snake oil
noun Date: 1917 1. any of various substances or mixtures sold (as by a traveling medicine show) as medicine usually without regard to their medical worth or properties 2. ...
snake pit
noun Date: 1946 1. a hospital for mental diseases 2. a place or state of chaotic disorder and distress
Snake Range
geographical name mountain range E Nevada
snake-dance
intransitive verb Date: 1922 to engage in a snake dance
snakebird
noun Date: 1791 anhinga
snakebit
or snakebitten adjective Date: 1957 having or experiencing failure or bad luck ; unlucky
snakebite
noun Date: 1839 the bite of a snake and especially a venomous snake
snakebitten
adjective see snakebit
snakelike
adjective see snake I
snakeroot
noun Date: 1635 any of various plants (as seneca snakeroot and Virginia snakeroot) most of which have roots sometimes believed to cure snakebites; also the root of such a ...
snakeskin
noun Date: 1825 leather prepared from the skin of a snake
snakeweed
noun Date: 1597 any of various plants popularly associated with snakes (as in appearance, habitat, or the treatment of snakebite); especially any of an American genus ...
snakey
adjective see snaky
snakily
adverb see snaky
snaky
also snakey adjective Date: 1567 1. of, formed of, or entwined with snakes 2. serpentine, snakelike 3. suggestive of a snake 4. abounding in snakes • snakily ...
snap
I. verb (snapped; snapping) Etymology: Dutch or Low German snappen; akin to Middle High German snappen to snap Date: 1530 intransitive verb 1. a. to make a sudden ...
snap back
intransitive verb Date: 1945 to make a quick or vigorous recovery
snap bean
noun Date: 1770 a bean grown primarily for its long pods that are cooked as a vegetable while young and tender and before the seeds have become enlarged — compare shell bean
snap pea
noun Date: 1978 a cultivated pea that has edible usually round pods easily snapped like beans and that is classified with the snow pea as a variety (Pisum sativum macrocarpon) ...
snap roll
noun Date: circa 1934 an airplane maneuver in which a rapid full revolution is completed about the plane's longitudinal axis while an approximately level line of flight is ...
snap-brim
noun Usage: often attributive Date: circa 1908 a usually felt hat with brim turned up in back and down in front and with a dented crown
snap-on
adjective Date: 1925 designed to snap into position and fit tightly
snapback
noun Date: 1887 1. a football snap 2. a sudden rebound or recovery
snapdragon
noun Etymology: from the fancied resemblance of the flowers to the face of a dragon Date: 1573 any of a genus (Antirrhinum of the family Scrophulariaceae, the snapdragon ...
snapper
noun (plural snappers) Date: circa 1587 1. one that snaps: as a. something (as a remark) that gives new orientation to a situation or utterance b. (1) snapping ...
snapper-back
noun Date: 1887 a football center
snappily
adverb see snappy
snappiness
noun see snappy
snapping turtle
noun Date: 1784 either of two large American freshwater turtles (family Chelydridae) with a large head, powerful jaws, a long tail, and a strong musky odor: a. one ...
snappish
adjective Date: 1542 1. a. given to curt irritable speech b. arising from annoyance or irascibility 2. inclined to bite • snappishly adverb • snappishness ...
snappishly
adverb see snappish
snappishness
noun see snappish
snappy
adjective (snappier; -est) Date: 1746 1. snappish 1 2. a. quickly made or done b. marked by vigor or liveliness c. briskly cold d. stylish, smart • ...
snapshooter
noun Date: 1896 a person who takes snapshots
snapshot
noun Date: 1890 1. a casual photograph made typically by an amateur with a small handheld camera 2. an impression or view of something brief or transitory
snare
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sneare, probably from Old Norse snara; akin to Old High German snuor cord and perhaps to Greek narkē numbness Date: before ...
snare drum
noun Date: circa 1859 a small double-headed drum with one or more snares stretched across its lower head — see drum illustration
snarer
noun see snare II
snarf
transitive verb Etymology: perhaps blend of 2snack and 5scarf Date: 1965 scoff III,1
snarkily
adverb see snarky
snarky
adjective Etymology: dialect snark to annoy, perhaps alteration of nark to irritate Date: 1906 1. crotchety, snappish 2. sarcastic, impertinent, or irreverent in tone or ...
snarl
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, to trap, entangle, probably frequentative of snaren to snare Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to cause to become knotted and ...
snarler
I. noun see snarl I II. noun see snarl III
snarly
I. adjective see snarl II II. adjective see snarl IV
snatch
I. verb Etymology: Middle English snacchen to snap, seize; akin to Middle Dutch snacken to snap at Date: 13th century intransitive verb to attempt to seize something ...
snatch block
noun Date: circa 1625 a block that can be opened on one side to receive the bight of a rope
snatcher
noun see snatch I
snath
or snathe noun Etymology: akin to Middle English snede long scythe, from Old English snǣd scythe handle Date: 1574 the handle of a scythe
snathe
noun see snath
snazzy
adjective (snazzier; -est) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1932 conspicuously or flashily attractive ; fancy
SNCC
abbreviation Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Snead
biographical name Sam 1912-2002 Samuel Jackson Snead American golfer
sneak
I. verb (sneaked or snuck; sneaking) Etymology: akin to Old English snīcan to sneak along, Old Norse snīkja Date: 1594 intransitive verb 1. to go stealthily or furtively ...
sneak preview
noun Date: circa 1937 a special advance showing of a motion picture usually announced but not named
sneak thief
noun Date: circa 1859 a thief who steals whatever is readily available without using violence or forcibly breaking into buildings
sneak up on
phrasal to approach or act on stealthily
sneaker
noun Date: 1598 1. one that sneaks 2. a sports shoe with a pliable rubber sole • sneakered adjective
sneakered
adjective see sneaker
sneakily
adverb see sneaky
sneakiness
noun see sneaky
sneaking
adjective Date: 1582 1. mean, contemptible 2. characteristic of a sneak ; furtive, underhanded 3. a. not openly expressed or acknowledged b. that is a persistent ...
sneakingly
adverb see sneaking
sneaky
adjective (sneakier; -est) Date: 1833 marked by stealth, furtiveness, or shiftiness • sneakily adverb • sneakiness noun
sneap
I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English snaipen to injure, nip, rebuke, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Icelandic sneypa to scold — more at snub Date: 14th ...
sneck
noun Etymology: Middle English snekke Date: 14th century chiefly dialect latch
sneer
I. verb Etymology: probably akin to Middle High German snerren to chatter, gossip — more at snore Date: 1680 intransitive verb 1. to smile or laugh with facial ...
sneerer
noun see sneer I
sneeze
I. intransitive verb (sneezed; sneezing) Etymology: Middle English snesen, alteration of fnesen, from Old English fnēosan; akin to Middle High German pfnūsen to snort, sneeze, ...
sneeze at
phrasal to make light of
sneezer
noun see sneeze I
sneezeweed
noun Date: circa 1837 any of several composite plants; especially a North American perennial herb (Helenium autumnale) with yellow ray flowers and a darker globose disk
sneezy
adjective Date: 1839 given to or causing sneezing
Snell
biographical name George Davis 1903-1996 American research geneticist
snell
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German snel bold, agile Date: before 12th century 1. chiefly Scottish quick, acute 2. chiefly ...
SNF
abbreviation skilled nursing facility
snick
I. verb Etymology: probably from obsolete snick or snee to engage in cut-and-thrust fighting — more at snickersnee Date: circa 1700 transitive verb 1. archaic to cut ...
snicker
I. intransitive verb (snickered; snickering) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1694 to laugh in a covert or partly suppressed manner ; titter • snickerer noun • snickery ...
snickerer
noun see snicker I
snickersnee
noun Etymology: obsolete snick or snee to engage in cut-and-thrust fighting, alteration of earlier steake or snye, from Dutch steken of snijden to thrust or cut Date: circa ...
snickery
adjective see snicker I
snide
adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1859 1. a. false, counterfeit b. practicing deception ; dishonest 2. unworthy of esteem ; low 3. slyly ...
snidely
adverb see snide
snideness
noun see snide
sniff
I. verb Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to draw air audibly up the nose especially for smelling 2. to show or express disdain or ...
sniffer
noun Date: 1864 one that sniffs; especially one who takes drugs illicitly by sniffing
sniffily
adverb see sniffy
sniffiness
noun see sniffy
sniffish
adjective Date: 1923 sniffy, supercilious • sniffishly adverb • sniffishness noun
sniffishly
adverb see sniffish
sniffishness
noun see sniffish
sniffle
I. intransitive verb (sniffled; sniffling) Etymology: frequentative of sniff Date: 1632 1. to sniff repeatedly ; snuffle 2. to speak with or as if with sniffling • ...
sniffler
noun see sniffle I
sniffy
adjective (sniffier; -est) Date: 1871 having or expressing a haughty attitude ; disdainful, supercilious • sniffily adverb • sniffiness noun
snifter
noun Etymology: English dialect, sniff, snort, from Middle English, to sniff, snort Date: 1844 1. a small drink of distilled liquor 2. a short-stemmed goblet with a bowl ...
snigger
I. intransitive verb (sniggered; sniggering) Etymology: by alteration Date: circa 1706 snicker • sniggerer noun II. noun Date: circa 1823 snicker
sniggerer
noun see snigger I
sniggle
verb (sniggled; sniggling) Etymology: English dialect snig small eel, from Middle English snygge Date: 1653 intransitive verb to fish for eels by thrusting a baited hook or ...
snip
I. noun Etymology: from or akin to Dutch & Low German snip; akin to Middle High German snipfen to snap the fingers Date: 1558 1. a. a small piece that is snipped off; also ...
snipe
I. noun (plural snipes) Etymology: Middle English, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse snīpa snipe; akin to Old High German snepfa snipe Date: 14th century 1. ...
sniper
noun see snipe II
sniperscope
noun Date: 1941 an optical device for use especially with a rifle that allows a person to see targets better in the dark
snipper
noun see snip II
snippersnapper
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1590 whippersnapper
snippet
noun Etymology: 1snip Date: 1664 a small part, piece, or thing; especially a brief quotable passage
snippety
adjective Date: 1864 1. made up of snippets 2. [probably from snip (II) + -ety (as in pernickety)] snippy
snippily
adverb see snippy
snippy
adjective (snippier; -est) Etymology: 2snip Date: circa 1848 1. short-tempered, snappish 2. unduly brief or curt 3. putting on airs ; sniffy • snippily adverb
snips
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1846 hand shears used especially for cutting sheet metal
snit
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1939 a state of agitation
snitch
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1785 one that snitches ; tattletale II. intransitive verb Date: 1801 inform, tattle • snitcher noun III. transitive verb ...
snitcher
noun see snitch II
snivel
I. intransitive verb (-eled or -elled; -eling or snivelling) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English *snyflan; akin to Dutch snuffelen to snuffle, snuffen to sniff Date: ...
sniveler
noun see snivel I
sno-cone
variant of snow cone
snob
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1781 1. British cobbler 2. one who blatantly imitates, fawningly admires, or vulgarly seeks association with those regarded as social ...
snob appeal
noun Date: 1933 qualities in a product that appeal to the snobbery in a purchaser
snobbery
noun (plural -beries) Date: 1843 1. snobbish conduct or character ; snobbishness 2. an instance of snobbery
snobbish
adjective Date: 1840 being, characteristic of, or befitting a snob • snobbishly adverb • snobbishness noun
snobbishly
adverb see snobbish
snobbishness
noun see snobbish
snobbism
noun Date: 1845 snobbery
snobby
adjective (snobbier; -est) Date: 1846 characterized by snobbery
snood
I. noun Etymology: Middle English *snod, from Old English snōd Date: before 12th century 1. a. Scottish a fillet or band for a woman's hair b. a net or fabric bag ...
snook
I. noun (plural snook or snooks) Etymology: Dutch snoek pike, snook Date: 1697 1. a large vigorous bony fish (Centropomus undecimalis of the family Centropomidae) of coastal ...
snooker
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1889 a variation of pool played with 15 red balls and 6 variously colored balls II. transitive verb Date: 1925 to make a dupe of ; ...
snoop
I. intransitive verb Etymology: Dutch snoepen to buy or eat on the sly; akin to Dutch snappen to snap Date: 1832 to look or pry especially in a sneaking or meddlesome manner ...
snooper
noun see snoop I
snoopily
adverb see snoopy
snoopy
adjective (snoopier; -est) Date: circa 1895 given to snooping especially for personal information about others • snoopily adverb
snoot
I. noun Etymology: Middle English snute Date: 1861 1. a. snout b. nose 2. a grimace expressive of contempt 3. a snooty person ; snob II. transitive verb Date: ...
snootily
adverb see snooty
snootiness
noun see snooty
snooty
adjective (snootier; -est) Date: 1919 1. looking down the nose ; showing disdain
snooze
I. intransitive verb (snoozed; snoozing) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1785 to take a nap ; doze II. noun Date: 1793 1. nap 2. something boring or uninspiring
snoozer
noun Date: 1837 1. one that snoozes 2. snooze 2
snoozle
verb (snoozled; snoozling) Etymology: perhaps blend of snooze and nuzzle Date: 1831 chiefly dialect nuzzle
Snoqualmie Falls
geographical name waterfall 270 feet (80 meters) W central Washington in Snoqualmie River 70 miles (118 kilometers)
snore
I. verb (snored; snoring) Etymology: Middle English snoren, fnoren; akin to Old English fnora sneezing, fnǣran to breathe heavily Date: 15th century intransitive verb to ...
snorer
noun see snore I
snorkel
I. noun Etymology: German Schnorchel Date: 1944 1. a tube housing air intake and exhaust pipes for a submarine's diesel engine that can be extended above the water's surface ...
snorkeler
noun see snorkel II
Snorri Sturluson
biographical name 1179-1241 Icelandic statesman & historian
snort
I. verb Etymology: Middle English snorten, fnorten; akin to Old English fnora sneezing Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. a. to force air violently through the ...
snorter
noun Date: 1601 1. one that snorts 2. something that is extraordinary or prominent ; humdinger 3. snort 1
snot
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gesnot; akin to Old High German snuzza nasal mucus Date: 15th century 1. nasal mucus 2. a snotty person
snottily
adverb see snotty
snottiness
noun see snotty
snotty
adjective (snottier; -est) Date: circa 1570 1. soiled with nasal mucus 2. annoyingly or spitefully unpleasant; especially snooty • snottily adverb • snottiness ...
snout
noun Etymology: Middle English snute; akin to Middle Dutch snūt snout, German Schnauze Date: 13th century 1. a. (1) a long projecting nose (as of a swine) (2) an ...
snout beetle
noun Date: 1781 weevil
snouted
adjective see snout
snoutish
adjective see snout
snouty
adjective see snout
Snow
I. biographical name C(harles) P(ercy) 1905-1980 Baron Snow English novelist & physicist II. biographical name John William 1939- United States secretary of treasury (2003- ...
snow
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English snāw; akin to Old High German snēo snow, Latin niv-, nix, Greek nipha (accusative) Date: before ...
snow blindness
noun Date: 1748 inflammation and photophobia caused by exposure of the eyes to ultraviolet rays reflected from snow or ice • snow-blind or snow-blinded adjective
snow bunting
noun Date: 1771 a white bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) with black or brown markings on the upperparts that breeds in arctic regions and winters in northern parts of North ...
snow cone
or sno-cone noun Date: 1964 granular ice molded into a ball and flavored with a syrup
snow crab
noun Date: 1974 any of several long-legged crabs (genus Chionoecetes, especially C. opilio and C. bairdi) of the eastern north Pacific Ocean and especially Alaska and the ...
snow fence
noun Date: 1872 a usually slatted fence placed across the path of prevailing winds to protect (as a building, road, or railroad track) from drifting snow by disrupting the ...
snow goose
noun Date: 1771 a North American goose (Chen caerulescens syn. Anser caerulescens) that has a pinkish bill and exists either as a white form with black primaries or as a ...
snow job
noun Date: 1943 an intensive effort at persuasion or deception
snow leopard
noun Date: 1866 a large cat (Panthera uncia syn. Uncia uncia) of upland central Asia with long heavy grayish-white fur irregularly marked with brownish-black spots, rosettes, ...
snow line
noun Date: circa 1835 the lower margin of a perennial snowfield
Snow Mountains
geographical name see Maoke Mountains
snow pea
noun Date: 1949 a cultivated pea with flat edible pods that is classified with the snap pea as a variety (Pisum sativum macrocarpon)
snow plant
noun Date: 1846 a fleshy bright-red saprophytic herb (Sarcodes sanguinea) of the Indian-pipe family that grows in high-altitude coniferous woods of the western United States ...
snow pudding
noun Date: 1876 a pudding made very fluffy and light by the addition of whipped egg whites and gelatin
snow thrower
noun Date: 1954 snowblower
snow tire
noun Date: 1943 an automotive tire with a tread designed to give added traction on snow
snow under
transitive verb Date: 1880 1. to overwhelm especially in excess of capacity to absorb or deal with something 2. to defeat by a large margin
snow-blind
adjective see snow blindness
snow-blinded
adjective see snow blindness

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