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scurrilously
adverb see scurrilous
scurrilousness
noun see scurrilous
scurry
intransitive verb (scurried; scurrying) Etymology: short for hurry-scurry, reduplication of hurry Date: 1810 1. to move in or as if in a brisk pace ; scamper 2. to move ...
scurvily
adverb see scurvy II
scurviness
noun see scurvy II
scurvy
I. noun Etymology: 2scurvy Date: circa 1565 a disease caused by a lack of vitamin C and characterized by spongy gums, loosening of the teeth, and a bleeding into the skin ...
scurvy grass
noun Date: circa 1597 a cruciferous herb (as Cochlearia officinalis) formerly used in preventing or treating scurvy
scut
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1530 a short erect tail (as of a hare)
scut work
noun Etymology: probably from medical argot scut junior intern Date: circa 1962 routine and often menial labor
scutage
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin scutagium, from Latin scutum shield — more at esquire Date: 15th century a tax levied on a vassal or a knight in lieu ...
Scutari, Lake
geographical name lake NW Albania & S Montenegro area 143 square miles (370 square kilometers)
scutch
I. transitive verb Etymology: obsolete French escoucher, from Middle French escochier, from Vulgar Latin *excuticare to beat out, from Latin excutere, from ex- + quatere to ...
scutcheon
noun Etymology: Middle English scochon, from Middle French escuchon Date: 14th century escutcheon
scutcher
noun Date: 1776 an implement or machine for scutching flax or cotton
scute
noun Etymology: New Latin scutum, from Latin, shield — more at esquire Date: 1848 an external bony or horny plate or large scale
scutellar
adjective see scutellum
scutellate
or scutellated adjective Date: 1785 having or covered with scutella
scutellated
adjective see scutellate
scutellum
noun (plural scutella) Etymology: New Latin, diminutive of Latin scutum shield Date: 1819 1. a hard plate or scale (as on the thorax of an insect or the tarsus of a bird) ...
scuto bonae voluntatis tuae coronasti nos
foreign term Etymology: Latin Thou hast crowned us with the shield of Thy good will — a motto on the Great Seal of Maryland
scutter
intransitive verb Etymology: alteration of 5scuttle Date: 1781 scurry, scamper
scuttle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English scutel, from Latin scutella drinking bowl, tray, diminutive of scutra platter Date: 15th century 1. a shallow open basket for carrying ...
scuttlebutt
noun Etymology: alteration of scuttled butt butt with a hole cut into it Date: circa 1805 1. a. a cask on shipboard to contain freshwater for a day's use b. a drinking ...
scutum
noun (plural scuta) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, shield — more at esquire Date: 1771 a bony, horny, or chitinous plate ; scute
scuzzball
noun Etymology: scuzz-, back-formation from scuzzy Date: 1981 slang an unpleasant, dirty, or dangerous person ; creep
scuzzy
adjective (scuzzier; -est) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1969 slang dirty, shabby, or foul in condition or character
Scylla
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Skyllē Date: 14th century a nymph changed into a monster in Greek mythology who terrorizes mariners in the Strait of Messina
scyphistoma
noun (plural scyphistomae; also -mas) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin scyphus cup + Greek stoma mouth — more at stomach Date: 1861 a sexually produced scyphozoan larva ...
scyphozoan
noun Etymology: New Latin Scyphozoa, from Latin scyphus + New Latin -zoa Date: circa 1909 any of a class (Scyphozoa) of coelenterates that comprise jellyfishes lacking a true ...
scythe
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sithe, from Old English sīthe; akin to Old English sagu saw — more at saw Date: before 12th century an implement used for mowing (as ...
Scythia
geographical name the country of the ancient Scythians comprising parts of Europe & Asia N & NE of Black Sea & E of Aral Sea
Scythian
noun Etymology: Latin Scytha, from Greek Skythēs Date: 15th century 1. a member of an ancient nomadic people inhabiting Scythia 2. the Iranian language of the Scythians ...
sd
abbreviation sine die
SD
abbreviation 1. South Dakota 2. special delivery 3. standard deviation
SDI
abbreviation Strategic Defense Initiative
SDRAM
abbreviation synchronous DRAM
SDRs
abbreviation special drawing rights
SDS
abbreviation Students for a Democratic Society
Se
symbol selenium
SE
abbreviation 1. self-explanatory 2. southeast 3. special edition 4. Standard English 5. stock exchange 6. straight edge
se defendendo
foreign term Etymology: Latin in self-defense
se habla español
foreign term Etymology: Spanish Spanish spoken
se non è vero, è ben trovato
foreign term Etymology: Italian even if it is not true, it is well conceived
se tenant
adjective Etymology: French, literally, holding one another Date: circa 1911 of postage stamps joined together as in the original sheet but differing in design, overprint, ...
se'nnight
noun see sennight
sea
noun Etymology: Middle English see, from Old English sǣ; akin to Old High German sē sea, Gothic saiws Date: before 12th century 1. a. a great body of salt water that ...
sea anchor
noun Date: 1769 a drag typically of canvas thrown overboard to retard the drifting of a ship or seaplane and to keep its head to the wind
sea anemone
noun Date: 1742 any of numerous usually solitary anthozoan polyps (order Actiniaria) whose form, bright and varied colors, and cluster of tentacles superficially resemble a ...
sea bass
noun Date: 1765 1. any of numerous marine bony fishes (family Serranidae) that are usually smaller and more active than the groupers; especially a food and sport fish ...
sea biscuit
noun Date: circa 1690 hardtack 1
sea bream
noun Date: circa 1530 bream 2a
sea breeze
noun Date: 1661 a cooling breeze blowing generally in the daytime inland from the sea
sea captain
noun Date: 1612 the master especially of a merchant vessel
sea change
noun Date: 1612 1. archaic a change brought about by the sea 2. a marked change ; transformation
sea chest
noun Date: circa 1645 a sailor's storage chest for personal property
sea cow
noun Date: 1613 dugong
sea crayfish
noun Date: 1601 spiny lobster
sea cucumber
noun Date: 1841 any of a class (Holothurioidea) of echinoderms having a tough muscular elongate body with tentacles surrounding the mouth — called also holothurian
sea devil
noun Date: 1634 devilfish 1
sea dog
noun Date: 1823 a veteran sailor
sea duck
noun Date: 1753 a diving duck (as a scoter, merganser, or eider) that frequents the sea
sea duty
noun Date: 1945 duty in the United States Navy performed with a deployable unit (as a ship or aircraft squadron)
sea eagle
noun Date: 1668 any of various fish-eating eagles (especially genus Haliaeetus)
Sea Explorer
noun Date: 1954 an Explorer in a scouting program that teaches seamanship
sea fan
noun Date: 1633 any of various gorgonians (especially genus Gorgonia) with a fan-shaped skeleton; especially either of two (Gorgonia ventalina and G. flabellum) of Florida ...
sea fire
noun Date: 1814 marine bioluminescence
sea grape
noun Date: 1806 a tree (Coccoloba uvifera) of the buckwheat family that inhabits sandy shores from Florida to South America, has rounded leaves, and bears clusters of purple ...
sea grass
noun Date: 1578 any of various grasslike plants that inhabit coastal areas; especially eelgrass 1
sea green
noun Date: 1598 1. a moderate green or bluish green 2. a moderate yellow green
sea hare
noun Date: 1593 any of various large opisthobranch mollusks (especially genus Aplysia) that have an arched back and two anterior tentacles and have the shell much reduced or ...
sea holly
noun Date: 1548 a European coastal herb (Eryngium maritimum) of the carrot family with spiny leaves and pale blue flowers
sea horse
noun Date: 15th century 1. walrus 2. a mythical creature half horse and half fish 3. any of a genus (Hippocampus of the family Syngnathidae) of small bony fishes that have ...
sea island
noun see sea island cotton
sea island cotton
noun Usage: often capitalized S&I Etymology: Sea Islands, chain of islands off the southeastern United States coast Date: 1805 a cotton (Gossypium barbadense) with ...
Sea Islands
geographical name islands SE United States in the Atlantic off coast of South Carolina, Georgia, & Florida between mouths of Santee & St. Johns rivers
sea kale
noun Date: 1699 a succulent Eurasian perennial herb (Crambe maritima) of the mustard family used as a potherb
sea king
noun Date: 1819 a Norse pirate chief
sea lamprey
noun Date: 1879 a large anadromous lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) that has a mottled upper surface, is an ectoparasite of fish, and is sometimes used as food
sea lavender
noun Date: 1597 any of a genus (Limonium) of chiefly perennial herbs of the plumbago family with small flowers and basal leaves
sea lawyer
noun Date: 1829 an argumentative captious sailor
sea legs
noun plural Date: 1712 bodily adjustment to the motion of a ship indicated especially by ability to walk steadily and by freedom from seasickness
sea lettuce
noun Date: 1668 any of a genus (Ulva) of marine green algae with broad fronds sometimes eaten as salad or used in soups
sea level
noun Date: 1806 the level of the surface of the sea especially at its mean position midway between mean high and low water
sea lily
noun Date: 1851 crinoid; especially a stalked crinoid
sea lion
noun Date: 1697 any of several Pacific eared seals (as genera Eumetopias and Zalophus) that are usually larger than the related fur seals and lack a thick underfur
sea mew
noun Date: 15th century seagull; especially a common gull (Larus canus) of Eurasia and northwestern North America
sea mile
noun Date: 1796 nautical mile
sea monkey
noun Date: 1973 a brine shrimp (Artemia salina) that hatches from dormant encysted eggs and is sometimes raised in aquariums
sea mouse
noun Date: circa 1520 any of various large broad marine polychaete worms (especially genus Aphrodite) covered with hairlike setae
sea nettle
noun Date: 1601 a stinging jellyfish; especially one (Chrysaora quinquecirrha) occurring especially in Atlantic estuaries from Cape Cod to the West Indies
sea oats
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1894 a tall grass (Uniola paniculata) that has panicles resembling those of the oat, grows chiefly on the coast of the ...
Sea of Candia
geographical name see Crete, Sea of
Sea of Chinnereth
geographical name see Galilee, Sea of
Sea of Tiberias
geographical name see Galilee, Sea of
sea onion
noun Date: 14th century squill 1a
sea otter
noun Date: 1664 a rare marine otter (Enhydra lutris) of the northern Pacific coasts that may attain a length of six feet (two meters), is chiefly brown but with lighter ...
sea pen
noun Date: 1763 any of numerous anthozoans (order Pennatulacea) growing in colonies with a feathery form
sea pink
Date: 1731 1. thrift 4 2. any of several North American herbs (genus Sabatia, especially S. stellaris) of the gentian family with usually pink or white flowers
sea power
noun Date: 1849 1. a nation having formidable naval strength 2. naval strength
sea puss
noun Etymology: alteration of dialect seapoose tidal stream, from Unquachog (Algonquian language of Long Island, New York) seépus river Date: 1842 a swirling or along shore ...
sea robin
noun Date: 1814 any of a family (Triglidae) of marine bony fishes typically having a spiny armored head and the bottom three rays of the pectoral fin on each side free of ...
sea room
noun Date: circa 1554 room for maneuver at sea
sea rover
noun Date: circa 1580 one that roves the sea; specifically pirate
sea scallop
noun Date: circa 1931 a large deep-water scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) of the Atlantic coast of North America that is harvested commercially for food
sea scorpion
noun Date: 1867 1. sculpin 1 2. eurypterid
Sea Scout
noun Date: 1911 Sea Explorer
sea serpent
noun Date: 1774 a large marine animal resembling a serpent often reported to have been seen but never proved to exist
sea slug
noun Date: 1779 1. sea cucumber 2. a naked marine gastropod; specifically nudibranch
sea snake
noun Date: 1755 1. sea serpent 2. any of numerous venomous aquatic chiefly viviparous elapid snakes of warm seas
sea spider
noun Date: 1855 any of various small long-legged marine arthropods (class Pycnogonida) that superficially resemble spiders
sea squirt
noun Date: 1850 ascidian
sea star
noun Date: 1569 starfish
sea stores
noun plural Date: 1659 supplies (as of foodstuffs) laid in before starting on a sea voyage
Sea Tac
geographical name city W central Washington between Seattle & Tacoma population 25,496
sea trout
noun Date: 1661 1. any of various trouts or chars that as adults inhabit the sea but ascend rivers to spawn 2. any of various marine fishes resembling trouts: as a. ...
sea turtle
noun Date: 1612 any of two families (Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae) of widely distributed marine turtles that have the feet modified into paddles and that include the green ...
sea urchin
noun Date: 1591 any of numerous echinoderms (class Echinoidea) that are usually enclosed in thin brittle globular tests covered with movable spines
sea wasp
noun Date: 1910 any of various cube-shaped scyphozoan jellyfishes (order or suborder Cubomedusae) that sting virulently and sometimes fatally — called also box jellyfish
sea whip
noun Date: 1775 any of various gorgonian corals with elongated flexible unbranched or little-branched whiplike colonies
sea wrack
noun Date: 1551 seaweed; especially seaweed cast ashore in masses
sea-lane
noun Date: 1869 an established sea route
sea-maid
or sea-maiden noun Date: 1584 mermaid; also a goddess or nymph of the sea
sea-maiden
noun see sea-maid
sea-run
adjective Date: 1885 anadromous
seabag
noun Date: 1917 a cylindrical canvas bag used especially by a sailor for clothes and other gear
seabed
noun Date: 1838 the floor of a sea or ocean
Seabee
noun Etymology: alteration of cee + bee; from the initials of construction battalion Date: 1942 a member of one of the United States Navy construction battalions for building ...
seabird
noun Date: 1564 a bird (as a gull or an albatross) frequenting the open ocean
seaboard
noun Date: 1781 seacoast; also the country bordering a seacoast • seaboard adjective
seaboot
noun Date: 1851 a very high waterproof boot used especially by sailors and fishermen
Seaborg
biographical name Glenn Theodore 1912-1999 American chemist
seaborgium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Glenn T. Seaborg Date: 1994 a short-lived radioactive element that is produced artificially — see element table
seaborne
adjective Date: 1823 1. borne over or on the sea 2. carried on by oversea shipping
seacoast
noun Date: 14th century the shore or border of the land adjacent to the sea
seacraft
noun Date: 1658 1. ; seagoing ships 2. skill in navigation
seafarer
noun Etymology: sea + 1fare + 2-er Date: 1513 mariner
seafaring
noun Date: 1592 the use of the sea for travel or transportation • seafaring adjective
seafloor
noun Date: 1855 seabed
seafloor spreading
noun Date: 1969 the divergence at mid-ocean ridges of the tectonic plates underlying the oceans that is due to upwelling from the earth's interior of magma which solidifies ...
seafood
noun Date: 1836 edible marine fish and shellfish
seafowl
noun Date: 14th century seabird
seafront
noun Date: 1879 the waterfront of a seaside place
seagirt
adjective Date: 1616 surrounded by the sea
seagoing
adjective Date: 1828 oceangoing
seagull
noun Date: 1542 a gull frequenting the sea; broadly gull
SEAL
abbreviation sea, air, land (team)
seal
I. noun (plural seals; also seal) Etymology: Middle English sele, from Old English seolh; akin to Old High German selah seal Date: before 12th century 1. any of numerous ...
Seal Beach
geographical name city SW California SE of Los Angeles population 24,157
seal off
transitive verb Date: 1931 to close tightly
seal point
noun Etymology: 1seal (the color) Date: 1934 a coat color of cats characterized by a cream or fawn body with dark brown points; also a Siamese cat with such coloring
seal ring
noun Date: 1608 a finger ring engraved with a seal ; signet ring
sealant
noun Date: 1944 1. a sealing agent 2. a plastic material applied to parts of teeth with imperfections (as pits and fissures) to prevent dental decay
sealed-beam
adjective Date: 1939 being an electric lamp with a prefocused reflector and lens sealed in the lamp vacuum
sealer
I. noun Date: 15th century 1. an official who attests or certifies conformity to a standard of correctness 2. a coat (as of size) applied to prevent subsequent coats of ...
sealift
noun Date: 1948 transport of military personnel and especially equipment by ship • sealift transitive verb
sealing wax
noun Date: 14th century a resinous composition that is plastic when warm and is used for sealing (as letters, dry cells, or cans)
sealskin
noun Date: 14th century 1. the fur or pelt of a fur seal 2. a garment (as a jacket, coat, or cape) of sealskin • sealskin adjective
Sealyham terrier
noun Etymology: Sealyham, Pembrokeshire, Wales Date: 1907 any of a breed of short-legged long-headed terriers developed in Wales with a usually white wiry outer coat and ...
seam
I. noun Etymology: Middle English seem, from Old English sēam; akin to Old English sīwian to sew — more at sew Date: before 12th century 1. a. the joining of two ...
seaman
noun Date: before 12th century 1. sailor, mariner 2. a. any of the three ranks below petty officer in the navy or coast guard b. an enlisted man in the navy or coast ...
seaman apprentice
noun Date: 1947 an enlisted man in the navy or coast guard ranking above a seaman recruit and below a seaman
seaman recruit
noun Date: 1947 an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the navy or coast guard
seamanlike
adjective Date: 1796 characteristic of or befitting a competent seaman
seamanly
adjective Date: 1798 seamanlike
seamanship
noun Date: 1756 the art or skill of handling, working, and navigating a ship
seamark
noun Date: 15th century 1. a line on a coast marking the tidal limit 2. an elevated object serving as a beacon to mariners
seamer
noun see seam II
seaminess
noun see seamy
seamless
adjective Date: 15th century 1. having no seams 2. a. having no awkward transitions, interruptions, or indications of disparity b. perfect, flawless • ...
seamlessly
adverb see seamless
seamlessness
noun see seamless
seamlike
adjective see seam I
seamount
noun Date: 1941 a submarine mountain rising above the deep-sea floor
seamster
noun Etymology: Middle English semester, semster, from Old English sēamestre seamstress, tailor, from sēam seam Date: before 12th century a person employed at sewing; ...
seamstress
noun Date: 1598 a woman whose occupation is sewing
seamy
adjective (seamier; -est) Date: 1605 1. archaic having the rough side of the seam showing 2. a. unpleasant b. degraded, sordid • seaminess noun
séance
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from seoir to sit, assemble, from Old French, from Latin sedēre — more at sit Date: 1803 1. session, sitting 2. a ...
seapiece
noun Date: 1656 seascape 2
seaplane
noun Date: 1913 an airplane designed to take off from and land on the water
seaport
noun Date: circa 1520 a port, harbor, or town accessible to seagoing ships
seaquake
noun Etymology: sea + earthquake Date: 1680 a submarine earthquake
sear
I. variant of sere II. verb Etymology: Middle English seren, from Old English sēarian to become dry, from sēar sere Date: before 12th century intransitive verb to cause ...
search
I. verb Etymology: Middle English cerchen, from Anglo-French cercher, sercher to travel about, investigate, search, from Late Latin circare to go about, from Latin circum round ...
search engine
noun Date: 1984 computer software used to search data (as text or a database) for specified information; also a site on the World Wide Web that uses such software to locate ...
search warrant
noun Date: 1739 a warrant authorizing a search (as of a house) for stolen goods or unlawful possessions
searchable
adjective see search I
searcher
noun see search I
searchingly
adverb see search I
searchlight
noun Date: 1883 an apparatus for projecting a powerful beam of light; also a beam of light projected by it
searing
adjective Date: 1678 1. very hot 2. marked by extreme intensity, harshness, or emotional power • searingly adverb
searingly
adverb see searing
Sears
biographical name Richard Warren 1863-1914 American merchant
seascape
noun Date: 1792 1. a view of the sea 2. a picture representing a scene at sea
seashell
noun Date: before 12th century the shell of a marine animal and especially a mollusk
seashore
noun Date: 1526 1. a. land adjacent to the sea ; seacoast b. national seashore 2. all the ground between the ordinary high-water and low-water marks ; foreshore
seasick
adjective Date: circa 1566 affected with or suggestive of seasickness
seasickness
noun Date: 1613 motion sickness experienced on the water
seaside
noun Date: 13th century the district or land bordering the sea ; country adjacent to the sea ; seashore • seaside adjective
Seaside
geographical name city W California on Monterey Bay population 31,696
season
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sesoun, from Anglo-French seison natural season, appropriate time, from Latin sation-, satio action of sowing, from serere to sow — more at ...
season ticket
noun Date: 1820 a ticket (as to all of a club's home games or for specified daily transportation) valid during a specified time
seasonable
adjective Date: 14th century 1. suitable to the season or circumstances ; timely 2. occurring in good or proper time ; opportune • seasonableness noun • seasonably ...
seasonableness
noun see seasonable
seasonably
adverb see seasonable
seasonal
adjective Date: 1838 1. of, relating to, or varying in occurrence according to the season 2. affected or caused by seasonal need or availability • seasonality noun ...
seasonal affective disorder
noun Date: 1983 depression that tends to recur as the days grow shorter during the fall and winter — abbreviation SAD
seasonality
noun see seasonal
seasonally
adverb see seasonal
seasoner
noun Date: 1555 one that seasons: as a. a user of seasonings b. seasoning
seasoning
noun Date: 1579 something that serves to season; especially an ingredient (as a condiment, spice, or herb) added to food primarily for the savor that it imparts
seasonless
adjective Date: 1816 1. exhibiting no seasonal changes 2. not restricted to a particular season; especially suitable for wearing in any season
seastrand
noun Date: before 12th century seashore
seat
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sete, from Old Norse sæti; akin to Old English gesete seat, sittan to sit Date: 13th century 1. a. a special chair of one in eminence; ...
seat belt
noun Date: 1932 an arrangement of straps designed to hold a person steady in a seat (as in an airplane or automobile)
seat-of-the-pants
adjective Date: 1942 employing or based on personal experience, judgment, and effort rather than technological aids or formal theory
seater
noun Date: 1693 1. one that seats 2. one that has a specified number of seats — used in combination
seating
noun Date: 1761 1. a. material for covering or upholstering seats b. a seat on or in which something rests 2. the act of providing with seats
seatmate
noun Date: 1859 one with whom one shares a seat (as in a vehicle with double or paired seats)
SEATO
abbreviation Southeast Asia Treaty Oganization
seatrain
noun Date: 1932 a seagoing ship equipped for carrying a train of railroad cars
Seattle
geographical name city & port W Washington between Puget Sound & Lake Washington population 563,374 • Seattleite noun
Seattleite
noun see Seattle
seawall
noun Date: 15th century a wall or embankment to protect the shore from erosion or to act as a breakwater
seaward
I. noun Date: 14th century the direction or side away from land and toward the open sea II. adverb also seawards Date: 1517 toward the sea III. adjective Date: circa 1621 ...
seawards
adverb see seaward II
seawater
noun Date: before 12th century water in or from the sea
seaway
noun Date: before 12th century 1. the sea as a route for travel; also an ocean traffic lane 2. a moderate or rough sea 3. a deep inland waterway that admits ocean ...
seaweed
noun Date: 1577 1. a mass or growth of marine plants 2. a plant growing in the sea; especially a marine alga (as a kelp)
seaworthiness
noun see seaworthy
seaworthy
adjective Date: 1798 fit or safe for a sea voyage • seaworthiness noun
sebaceous
adjective Etymology: Latin sebaceus made of tallow, from sebum tallow Date: 1728 1. secreting sebum 2. of, relating to, or being fatty material ; fatty
sebacic acid
noun Etymology: French (acide) sébacique, from Latin sebaceus Date: 1790 a crystalline dicarboxylic acid C10H18O4 used especially in the manufacture of synthetic resins
Sebago Lake
geographical name lake 13 miles (21 kilometers) long SW Maine
Sebaste
geographical name — see Samaria 2
Sebastea
or Sebastia geographical name — see Sivas
Sebastia
I. geographical name see Sebastea II. geographical name see Sivas
Sebastopol
geographical name see Sevastopol
seborrhea
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin sebum + New Latin -rrhea Date: circa 1860 abnormally increased secretion and discharge of sebum • seborrheic adjective
seborrheic
adjective see seborrhea
sebum
noun Etymology: Latin, tallow, grease Date: circa 1860 fatty lubricant matter secreted by sebaceous glands of the skin
SEC
abbreviation Securities and Exchange Commission
sec
I. adjective Etymology: French, literally, dry — more at sack Date: 1863 of champagne moderately dry II. abbreviation 1. secant 2. second; secondary 3. secretary 4. ...
secant
noun Etymology: New Latin secant-, secans, from Latin, present participle of secare to cut — more at saw Date: 1593 1. a straight line cutting a curve at two or more ...
secateur
noun Etymology: French sécateur, from Latin secare to cut Date: 1881 chiefly British pruning shears — usually used in plural
secco
I. noun Etymology: Italian, from secco dry, from Latin siccus — more at sack Date: 1852 the art of painting on dry plaster II. adjective or adverb Etymology: Italian, ...
secede
intransitive verb (seceded; seceding) Etymology: Latin secedere, from sed-, se- apart (from sed, se without) + cedere to go — more at suicide Date: 1749 to withdraw from an ...
seceder
noun see secede
secern
transitive verb Etymology: Latin secernere to separate — more at secret Date: 1604 to discriminate in thought ; distinguish
secession
noun Etymology: Latin secession-, secessio, from secedere Date: 1604 1. withdrawal into privacy or solitude ; retirement 2. formal withdrawal from an organization
secessionism
noun see secessionist
secessionist
noun Date: circa 1850 one who joins in a secession or maintains that secession is a right • secessionism noun • secessionist adjective
Seckel
noun Etymology: perhaps from Seckle or Seckel, surname of a farmer in eastern Pennsylvania Date: 1817 a small pear with sweet very flavorful firm flesh and yellowish-green ...
seclude
transitive verb (secluded; secluding) Etymology: Middle English, to cut off (from), from Latin secludere to separate, seclude, from se- apart + claudere to close — more at ...
secluded
adjective Date: 1604 1. screened or hidden from view ; sequestered 2. living in seclusion ; solitary • secludedly adverb • secludedness noun
secludedly
adverb see secluded
secludedness
noun see secluded
seclusion
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin seclusion-, seclusio, from Latin secludere Date: circa 1616 1. the act of secluding ; the condition of being secluded 2. a secluded or ...
seclusive
adjective see seclusion
seclusively
adverb see seclusion
seclusiveness
noun see seclusion
secobarbital
noun Etymology: from Seconal, a trademark + barbital Date: 1951 a barbiturate C12H18N2O3 that is used chiefly in the form of its bitter hygroscopic sodium salt as a hypnotic ...
Seconal
trademark — used for a preparation of secobarbital
second
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French secund, from Latin secundus second, following, favorable, from sequi to follow — more at sue Date: 13th century 1. ...
second banana
noun Date: 1953 a comedian who plays a supporting role to a top banana; broadly a person in a subservient position
second base
noun Date: 1845 1. the base that must be touched second by a base runner in baseball 2. the player position for defending the area on the first-base side of second base ...

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