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stranglehold
noun Date: 1893 1. an illegal wrestling hold by which one's opponent is choked 2. a force or influence that chokes or suppresses freedom of movement or expression
strangler
noun see strangle
strangler fig
noun Date: 1933 any of several figs (as Ficus aurea of the southeastern United States) that start as epiphytes but send down roots to the ground around the host tree; broadly ...
strangles
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: plural of obsolete strangle act of strangling Date: circa 1706 an infectious febrile disease of horses caused by ...
strangulate
verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin strangulatus, past participle of strangulare Date: 1665 transitive verb strangle, constrict intransitive verb to become ...
strangulation
noun Date: 1542 1. the action or process of strangling or strangulating 2. the state of being strangled or strangulated; especially excessive or pathological constriction ...
strangury
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French strangerie, from Latin stranguria, from Greek strangouria, from strang-, stranx drop squeezed out + ourein to ...
strap
I. noun Etymology: alteration of strop, from Middle English, band or loop of leather or rope, from Old English, thong for securing an oar, from Latin struppus band, strap, from ...
straphang
intransitive verb see straphanger
straphanger
noun Date: 1905 a standing passenger in a subway, streetcar, bus, or train who clings for support to one of the short straps or similar devices placed along the aisle • ...
strapless
adjective Date: 1846 having no strap; specifically made or worn without shoulder straps • strapless noun
strappado
noun Etymology: modification of Italian strappata, literally, sharp pull Date: 1560 a punishment or torture in which the subject is hoisted by rope and allowed to fall its ...
strapper
noun Date: 1675 one that is unusually large or robust
strapping
I. adjective Date: 1657 having a vigorously sturdy constitution II. noun Date: 1818 1. material for a strap 2. straps
strappy
adjective see strap I
Strasbourg
or German Strassburg geographical name city NE France on Ill River population 255,937
strass
noun Etymology: French stras, strass Date: 1820 paste 3
Strassburg
geographical name see Strasbourg
stratagem
noun Etymology: Italian stratagemma, from Latin strategema, from Greek stratēgēma, from stratēgein to be a general, maneuver, from stratēgos general, from stratos camp, army ...
strategic
adjective Date: 1825 1. of, relating to, or marked by strategy 2. a. necessary to or important in the initiation, conduct, or completion of a strategic plan b. ...
strategical
adjective see strategic
strategically
adverb see strategic
strategist
noun Date: 1832 a person skilled in strategy
strategize
intransitive verb (-gized; -gizing) Date: 1921 to devise a strategy or course of action
strategy
noun (plural -gies) Etymology: Greek stratēgia generalship, from stratēgos Date: 1810 1. a. (1) the science and art of employing the political, economic, ...
Stratford
geographical name 1. town SW Connecticut population 49,976 2. city Canada in SE Ontario W of Kitchener population 29,676
Stratford de Redcliffe
biographical name Viscount — see Stratford Canning
Stratford-upon-Avon
geographical name town central England in Warwickshire SSE of Birmingham population 20,858
strath
noun Etymology: Scottish Gaelic srath Date: 1540 a flat wide river valley or the low-lying grassland along it
Strathclyde
geographical name Celtic kingdom of 6th to 11th centuries S Scotland & NW England capital Dumbarton; its S part called Cumbria
Strathcona
biographical name and Mount Royal 1st Baron 1820-1914 Donald Alexander Smith Canadian (Scottish-born) railroad builder & politician
Strathmore
geographical name great valley of E central Scotland S of the Grampians
strathspey
noun (plural strathspeys) Etymology: Strath Spey, district of Scotland Date: circa 1653 a Scottish dance that is similar to but slower than the reel; also the music for ...
strati-
combining form Etymology: New Latin stratum stratum
stratification
noun Date: circa 1617 1. a. the act or process of stratifying b. the state of being stratified 2. a stratified formation
stratificational grammar
noun Date: 1962 a grammar based on the theory that language consists of a series of hierarchically related strata linked together by representational rules
stratified charge engine
noun Date: 1962 an internal-combustion engine in whose cylinders the combustion of fuel in a layer of rich fuel-air mixture promotes ignition in a greater volume of lean ...
stratiform
adjective Date: 1805 having a stratified formation
stratify
verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: New Latin stratificare, from stratum + Latin -ificare -ify Date: 1661 transitive verb 1. to form, deposit, or arrange in strata 2. a. ...
stratigraphic
also stratigraphical adjective Date: 1877 of, relating to, or determined by stratigraphy
stratigraphical
adjective see stratigraphic
stratigraphy
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1865 1. geology that deals with the origin, composition, distribution, and succession of strata 2. the arrangement ...
strato-
combining form Etymology: New Latin stratus stratus and
stratocumulus
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1873 stratified low cumulus consisting of large balls or rolls of dark cloud which often cover the whole sky especially in winter — see ...
stratosphere
noun Etymology: French stratosphère, from New Latin stratum + -o- + French sphère sphere, from Latin sphaera Date: 1909 1. the part of the earth's atmosphere which extends ...
stratospheric
adjective see stratosphere
stratospherically
adverb see stratosphere
stratovolcano
noun Etymology: New Latin stratum + English -o- + volcano Date: 1937 a volcano composed of explosively erupted cinders and ash with occasional lava flows
stratum
noun (plural strata) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, spread, bed, from neuter of stratus, past participle of sternere to spread out — more at strew Date: 1599 1. a bed or ...
stratum corneum
noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, horny layer Date: circa 1860 the outer part of the epidermis consisting chiefly of layers of dead flattened nonnucleated cells filled ...
stratus
noun (plural strati) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, past participle of sternere Date: circa 1803 a low cloud form extending over a large area at altitudes of usually 2000 ...
Straus
biographical name Oscar 1870-1954 French (Austrian-born) composer
Strauss
I. biographical name David Friedrich 1808-1874 German theologian & philosopher II. biographical name Johann 1804-1849 & his sons Johann Baptist 1825-1899 & Josef 1827-1870 ...
Straussian
adjective see Strauss III
stravage
or stravaig intransitive verb Etymology: probably by shortening & alteration from extravagate Date: 1773 chiefly Scottish roam
stravaig
intransitive verb see stravage
Stravinskian
adjective see Stravinsky
Stravinsky
biographical name Igor Fyodorovich 1882-1971 American (Russian-born) composer • Stravinskyan or Stravinskian adjective
Stravinskyan
adjective see Stravinsky
straw
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English strēaw; akin to Old High German strō straw, Old English strewian to strew Date: before 12th century 1. a. stalks of ...
straw boss
noun Date: 1894 1. an assistant to a foreman in charge of supervising and expediting the work of a small group of workers 2. a member of a group of workers who supervises ...
straw in the wind
phrasal a slight fact that is an indication of a coming event
straw man
noun Date: 1886 1. a weak or imaginary opposition (as an argument or adversary) set up only to be easily confuted 2. a person set up to serve as a cover for a usually ...
straw mushroom
noun Etymology: from their cultivation on rice straw compost Date: 1961 a mushroom (Volvariella volvacea) that has a conical cap and is cultivated in southeastern Asia and ...
straw poll
noun see straw vote
straw vote
noun Date: 1866 an unofficial vote taken (as at a chance gathering) to indicate the relative strength of opposing candidates or issues — called also straw poll
straw wine
noun Date: 1824 a sweet wine produced by partially drying the grapes on beds of straw prior to vinification
straw yellow
noun Date: circa 1796 a pale yellow
strawberry
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English strēawberige, from strēaw straw + berige berry; perhaps from the appearance of the achenes on the ...
strawberry blond
adjective see strawberry blonde II
strawberry blonde
I. noun Date: 1880 1. a person having reddish-blond hair 2. a reddish-blond color II. adjective or strawberry blond Date: 1884 of a reddish-blond color; also having ...
strawberry bush
noun Date: circa 1856 1. a shrubby spindle tree (Euonymus americanus) of the eastern United States with crimson pods and seeds with a scarlet aril 2. wahoo II
strawberry mark
noun Date: 1847 a hemangioma appearing usually as a red and elevated birthmark
strawberry roan
noun Date: 1759 a roan horse with a light red base color
strawberry tomato
noun Date: circa 1847 ground-cherry; especially a stout hairy annual herb (Physalis pruinosa) of eastern North America with sweet globular yellow fruits
strawberry tree
noun Date: 15th century a small European evergreen tree (Arbutus unedo) of the heath family with racemose white flowers and fruits resembling strawberries
strawflower
noun Date: circa 1922 any of several plants having everlasting flowers; especially an Australian composite herb (Helichrysum bracteatum) widely cultivated for its brightly ...
strawhat
adjective Etymology: from the former fashion of wearing straw hats in summer Date: 1935 of, relating to, or being summer theater
strawy
adjective see straw I
stray
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French estraié, past participle of estraier Date: 13th century 1. a. a domestic animal that is wandering at large or is ...
strayer
noun see stray II
streak
I. noun Etymology: Middle English streke, from Old English strica; akin to Old High German strich line, Latin striga row — more at strike Date: before 12th century 1. a ...
streak camera
noun Date: 1959 a camera for recording very fast or short-lived phenomena (as fluorescence or shock waves)
streaked
adjective Date: 1576 1. marked with stripes or linear discolorations 2. physically or mentally disturbed ; upset
streaker
noun see streak II
streakiness
noun see streaky
streaking
noun Date: circa 1964 the lightening (as by chemicals) of a few long strands of hair to produce a streaked effect
streaky
adjective (streakier; -est) Date: 1722 1. marked with streaks 2. apprehensive 3. apt to vary (as in effectiveness) ; unreliable • streakiness noun
stream
I. noun Etymology: Middle English streme, from Old English strēam; akin to Old High German stroum stream, Greek rhein to flow Date: before 12th century 1. a body of running ...
stream of consciousness
Date: 1855 1. the continuous unedited chronological flow of conscious experience through the mind 2. interior monologue
streambed
noun Date: 1857 the channel occupied or formerly occupied by a stream
streamer
noun Date: 13th century 1. a. a flag that streams in the wind; especially pennant b. any long narrow wavy strip resembling or suggesting a banner floating in the wind ...
streaming
I. noun Date: 14th century 1. an act or instance of flowing; specifically cyclosis 2. British tracking II. adjective Date: 1980 relating to or being the transfer of data ...
streamlet
noun Date: circa 1552 a small stream
streamline
I. noun Date: 1868 1. the path of a particle in a fluid relative to a solid body past which the fluid is moving in smooth flow without turbulence 2. a. a contour ...
streamlined
adjective Date: 1913 1. a. contoured to reduce resistance to motion through a fluid (as air) b. stripped of nonessentials ; compact c. effectively integrated ; ...
streamliner
noun Date: 1934 one that is streamlined; especially a streamlined train
streamside
noun Date: 1844 the land bordering on a stream
Streamwood
geographical name village NE Illinois E of Elgin population 36,407
streek
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English (northern dialect) streken; akin to Old English streccan to stretch Date: 13th century 1. chiefly Scottish stretch, extend 2. ...
streel
I. intransitive verb Etymology: Irish straoill-, sraoill- to tear apart, trail, trudge, from Old Irish sroiglid he scourges, from sroigell scourge, from Latin flagellum — ...
street
I. noun Etymology: Middle English strete, from Old English strǣt, from Late Latin strata paved road, from Latin, feminine of stratus, past participle — more at stratum Date: ...
street fighter
noun Date: 1970 a tough belligerent person
street hockey
noun Date: 1964 a game resembling ice hockey played on a hard surface by players wearing shoes or roller skates and using hockey sticks and a small ball
street railway
noun Date: 1853 a line operating streetcars or buses
street smarts
noun plural Date: 1972 the quality of being streetwise
street theater
noun Date: 1967 drama dealing with controversial social and political issues that is usually performed outdoors
street-smart
adjective Date: 1974 streetwise
streetcar
noun Date: 1860 a vehicle on rails used primarily for transporting passengers and typically operating on city streets
streetlamp
noun see streetlight
streetlight
noun Date: 1906 a light usually mounted on a pole and constituting one of a series spaced at intervals along a public street or highway — called also streetlamp
streets
adverb Date: 1898 chiefly British by a considerable margin
streetscape
noun Date: 1924 1. the appearance or view of a street 2. a work of art depicting a view of a street
streetwalker
noun Date: 1592 prostitute; especially one who solicits in the streets — compare call girl • streetwalking noun
streetwalking
noun see streetwalker
streetwise
adjective Date: 1965 possessing the skills and attitudes necessary to survive in a difficult or dangerous situation or environment
Streicher
biographical name Julius 1885-1946 German Nazi administrator
strength
noun (plural strengths) Etymology: Middle English strengthe, from Old English strengthu; akin to Old High German strengi strong — more at strong Date: before 12th century 1. ...
strengthener
noun see strengthen
strenuosity
noun see strenuous
strenuous
adjective Etymology: Latin strenuus Date: 1599 1. a. vigorously active ; energetic b. fervent, zealous
strenuously
adverb see strenuous
strenuousness
noun see strenuous
strep
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1927 streptococcus
strep throat
noun Date: 1927 an inflammatory sore throat caused by hemolytic Group A streptococci and marked by fever, prostration, and toxemia — called also septic sore throat
strepto-
combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, from streptos twisted, from strephein to twist 1. twisted ; twisted chain 2. streptococcus
streptobacillus
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1897 any of a genus (Streptobacillus) of nonmotile gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria in which the individual cells are often joined in a ...
streptocarpus
noun (plural -carpuses; also -carpus) Etymology: New Latin, from strepto- + -carpus -carpous Date: 1828 any of a genus (Streptocarpus) of usually stemless African gesneriads ...
streptococcal
also streptococcic adjective Date: 1877 of, relating to, caused by, or being streptococci
streptococcic
adjective see streptococcal
streptococcus
noun (plural streptococci) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1877 any of a genus (Streptococcus) of spherical or ovoid chiefly nonmotile and parasitic gram-positive bacteria that ...
streptokinase
noun Date: 1944 a proteolytic enzyme produced by hemolytic streptococci that promotes the dissolution of blood clots by activating plasminogen to produce plasmin
streptolysin
noun Date: 1904 an antigenic hemolysin produced by streptococci
streptomyces
noun (plural streptomyces) Etymology: New Latin, from strepto- + Greek mykēs fungus — more at myc- Date: 1944 any of a genus (Streptomyces) of mostly soil streptomycetes ...
streptomycete
noun Etymology: New Latin Streptomycet-, Streptomyces, genus name Date: 1948 any of a family (Streptomycetaceae) of actinomycetes (as a streptomyces) that form vegetative ...
streptomycin
noun Date: 1944 an antibiotic organic base C21H39N7O12 that is produced by a soil actinomycete (Streptomyces griseus), is active against many bacteria, and is used especially ...
streptothricin
noun Etymology: New Latin Streptothric-, Streptothrix, genus of bacteria, from strepto- + Greek trich-, thrix hair Date: 1926 any of a group of related basic antibiotics ...
Stresa
geographical name town NW Italy in Piedmont on Lake Maggiore
Stresemann
biographical name Gustav 1878-1929 German politician
stress
I. noun Etymology: Middle English stresse stress, distress, short for destresse — more at distress Date: 14th century 1. constraining force or influence: as a. a force ...
stress fracture
noun Date: 1952 a usually hairline fracture of a bone that has been subjected to repeated stress
stress incontinence
noun Date: 1935 involuntary leakage of urine from the bladder accompanying physical activity (as laughing or coughing) which places increased pressure on the abdomen — ...
stress mark
noun Date: 1888 a mark used with (as before, after, or over) a written syllable in the respelling of a word to show that this syllable is to be stressed when spoken ; accent ...
stress test
noun Date: 1975 an electrocardiographic test of heart function before, during, and after a controlled period of increasingly strenuous exercise (as on a treadmill)
stressed
adjective Date: 1973 stressed-out
stressed-out
adjective Date: 1983 suffering from high levels of physical or especially psychological stress
stressful
adjective Date: 1853 full of or tending to induce stress • stressfully adverb
stressfully
adverb see stressful
stressless
adjective Date: 1885 having no stress; specifically having no accent • stresslessness noun
stresslessness
noun see stressless
stressor
noun Date: 1950 a stimulus that causes stress
stretch
I. verb Etymology: Middle English strecchen, from Old English streccan; akin to Old High German strecchan to stretch, Old English stræc firm, severe Date: before 12th century ...
stretch a point
phrasal to go beyond what is strictly warranted in making a claim or concession
stretch marks
noun plural Date: 1956 striae on the skin (as of the hips, abdomen, and breasts) from excessive stretching and rupture of elastic fibers especially due to pregnancy or obesity
stretch one's legs
phrasal 1. to extend the legs 2. to take a walk in order to relieve stiffness caused by prolonged sitting
stretch receptor
noun Date: 1936 muscle spindle
stretch runner
noun Date: 1922 a racehorse that makes a strong bid in the homestretch
stretch-out
noun Date: 1930 1. a system of industrial operation in which workers are required to do extra work with slight or with no additional pay 2. the act of stretching out ; the ...
stretchability
noun see stretch I
stretchable
adjective see stretch I
stretcher
I. noun Date: 15th century 1. a. one that stretches; especially a device or machine for stretching or expanding something b. an exaggerated story ; a tall tale 2. ...
stretchy
adjective see stretch I
Stretford
geographical name town NW England in Greater Manchester SW of Manchester population 47,600
stretta
noun see stretto
stretto
also stretta noun (plural stretti or strettos) Etymology: stretto from Italian, from stretto narrow, close, from Latin strictus, past participle; stretta from Italian, from ...
streusel
noun Etymology: German, literally, something strewn, from Middle High German ströusel, from ströuwen to strew, from Old High German strewen Date: 1909 a crumbly mixture of ...
strew
transitive verb (strewed; strewed or strewn; strewing) Etymology: Middle English strewen, strowen, from Old English strewian, strēowian; akin to Old High German strewen to ...
strewment
noun Date: 1602 archaic something (as flowers) strewed or designed for strewing
stria
noun (plural striae) Etymology: Latin, furrow, channel — more at strike Date: 1563 1. striation 2 2. a stripe or line (as in the skin) distinguished from the surrounding ...
striate
I. transitive verb (striated; striating) Date: 1646 to mark with striations or striae II. adjective Date: 1670 striated
striated
adjective Date: 1646 1. marked with striations or striae 2. of, relating to, or being striated muscle
striated muscle
noun Date: 1866 muscle tissue that is marked by transverse dark and light bands, is made up of elongated usually multinucleated fibers, and includes skeletal muscle, cardiac ...
striation
noun Date: circa 1847 1. a. the fact or state of being striated b. arrangement of striations or striae 2. a minute groove, scratch, or channel especially when one of ...
striatum
noun (plural -ta) Date: 1882 corpus striatum; especially the part of the corpus striatum consisting of the caudate nucleus and putamen
stricken
adjective Etymology: Middle English striken, from past participle of striken to strike Date: 14th century 1. a. afflicted or overwhelmed by or as if by disease, ...
strict
adjective Etymology: Middle English stricte, from Latin strictus, from past participle of stringere to bind tight — more at strain Date: 15th century 1. archaic a. ...
strict liability
noun Date: 1896 liability imposed without regard to fault
strictly
adverb see strict
strictness
noun see strict
stricture
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin strictura, from Latin strictus, past participle Date: 14th century 1. a. an abnormal narrowing of a bodily passage; also ...
stride
I. verb (strode; stridden; striding) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English strīdan; akin to Middle Low German striden to straddle, Old High German strītan to quarrel ...
stride piano
noun Etymology: from stride bass left hand part consisting of large skips Date: 1952 a style of jazz piano playing in which the right hand plays the melody while the left ...
stridence
noun Date: 1890 stridency
stridency
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1865 the quality or state of being strident
strident
adjective Etymology: Latin strident-, stridens, present participle of stridere, stridēre to make a harsh noise Date: circa 1656 characterized by harsh, insistent, and ...
stridently
adverb see strident
strider
noun see stride I
stridor
noun Etymology: Latin, from stridere, stridēre Date: 1632 1. a harsh, shrill, or creaking noise 2. a harsh vibrating sound heard during respiration in cases of obstruction ...
stridulate
intransitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: back-formation from stridulation, from French, high-pitched sound, from Latin stridulus shrill Date: 1838 to make a shrill ...
stridulation
noun see stridulate
stridulatory
adjective see stridulate
stridulous
adjective Etymology: Latin stridulus, from stridere, stridēre Date: 1611 making a shrill creaking sound • stridulously adverb
stridulously
adverb see stridulous
strife
noun Etymology: Middle English strif, from Anglo-French estrif, estri, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch striden to fight, Old High German strītan to quarrel — more at ...
strifeless
adjective see strife
strigil
noun Etymology: Latin strigilis; akin to Latin stringere to touch lightly Date: 1581 an instrument used by ancient Greeks and Romans for scraping moisture off the skin after ...
strigose
adjective Etymology: New Latin strigosus, from striga row of bristles, from Latin, furrow Date: 1793 having appressed bristles or scales
Strijdom
biographical name Johannes Gerhardus 1893-1958 prime minister of South Africa (1954-58)
strike
I. verb (struck; struck; also stricken; striking) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English strīcan to stroke, go; akin to Old High German strīhhan to stroke, Latin ...
strike down
transitive verb Date: 1779 annul, nullify ; especially to declare (a law) illegal and unenforceable
strike force
noun Date: 1955 1. an armed force equipped to deliver a strong offensive or retaliatory blow 2. a team of federal agents assigned to investigate organized crime in a ...
strike it rich
phrasal to become rich usually suddenly
strike off
transitive verb Date: 1821 1. to produce in an effortless manner 2. to depict clearly and exactly
strike out
verb Date: 1707 intransitive verb 1. to enter upon a course of action 2. to set out vigorously 3. to make an out in baseball by a strikeout 4. to finish bowling a ...
strike price
noun Date: 1972 an agreed-upon price at which an option contract can be exercised — called also striking price
strike up
verb Date: circa 1562 intransitive verb to begin to sing or play or to be sung or played transitive verb 1. to cause to begin singing or playing 2. to cause to ...
strike zone
noun Date: 1948 the area over home plate through which a pitched baseball must pass to be called a strike
strike-slip
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1964 1. a fault about which movement is predominantly horizontal 2. a slipping movement along the strike of a fault
strikebound
adjective Date: 1943 subjected to a strike
strikebreaker
noun Date: 1904 a person hired to replace a striking worker
strikebreaking
noun Date: 1905 action designed to break up a strike
strikeout
noun Date: 1887 an out in baseball resulting from a batter's being charged with three strikes
strikeover
noun Date: 1938 an act or instance of striking a typewriter character on a spot occupied by another character
striker
noun Date: 1581 1. one that strikes: as a. a player in any of several games who is striking or attempting to strike a ball b. the hammer of the striking mechanism of a ...
striking
adjective Date: 1725 attracting attention or notice through unusual or conspicuous qualities Synonyms: see noticeable • strikingly adverb
striking distance
noun Date: 1751 a distance from which something can be easily reached or attained
striking price
noun see strike price
strikingly
adverb see striking
Strimón, Gulf of
or Strimonikós Kólpos or Strymonic Gulf geographical name inlet of the Aegean NE Greece NE of Chalcidice Peninsula
Strimonikós Kólpos
geographical name see Strimón, Gulf of
Strindberg
biographical name August 1849-1912 Swedish dramatist & novelist • Strindbergian adjective
Strindbergian
adjective see Strindberg
string
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English streng; akin to Old High German strang rope, Latin stringere to bind tight — more at strain Date: before 12th century 1. ...
string along
verb Date: 1914 transitive verb 1. to keep waiting 2. deceive, fool intransitive verb go along, agree
string bass
noun Date: circa 1927 double bass
string bean
noun Date: 1754 1. a bean of one of the older varieties of kidney bean that have stringy fibers on the lines of separation of the pods; broadly snap bean 2. a very tall ...
string bikini
noun Date: 1974 a scanty bikini with string-like straps
string cheese
noun Date: 1974 cheese formed usually into sticks that can be pulled apart in narrow strips
string line
noun Date: 1867 balkline 1
string quartet
noun Date: 1875 1. a composition for string quartet 2. a quartet of performers on stringed instruments usually including a first and second violin, a viola, and a cello
string theory
noun Date: 1975 a theory in physics: all elementary particles are manifestations of the vibrations of one-dimensional strings
string tie
noun Date: 1886 a narrow necktie
stringcourse
noun Date: 1825 a horizontal band (as of bricks) in a building forming a part of the design
stringed
adjective Date: before 12th century 1. having strings 2. produced by strings
stringency
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1844 the quality or state of being stringent
stringendo
adverb Etymology: Italian, verbal of stringere to press, from Latin, to bind tight — more at strain Date: 1853 with quickening of tempo (as to a climax) — used as a ...
stringent
adjective Etymology: Latin stringent-, stringens, present participle of stringere Date: 1736 1. tight, constricted 2. marked by rigor, strictness, or severity especially ...
stringently
adverb see stringent
stringer
noun Date: 14th century 1. one that strings 2. a string, wire, or chain often with snaps on which fish are strung by a fisherman 3. a narrow vein or irregular filament of ...
stringhalt
noun Date: circa 1534 a condition of lameness in a horse's hind legs caused by muscular spasms and resulting in excessive flexion of the hock • stringhalted adjective
stringhalted
adjective see stringhalt
stringiness
noun see stringy
stringing
noun Date: 1812 1. lines of inlay in furniture decoration 2. the material with which a racket is strung
stringless
adjective see string I
stringpiece
noun Date: 1786 the heavy squared timber lying along the top of the piles forming a dock front or timber pier
stringy
adjective (stringier; -est) Date: 1662 1. a. containing, consisting of, or resembling fibrous matter or string b. lean and sinewy in build ; wiry 2. capable of being ...
stringybark
noun Date: 1799 1. any of several Australian eucalypti with fibrous inner bark 2. the bark of a stringybark
strip
I. verb (stripped; also stript; stripping) Etymology: Middle English strepen, strippen, from Old English -strīepan; akin to Old High German stroufen to strip Date: 13th ...
strip cropping
noun Date: 1936 the growing of a cultivated crop (as corn) in strips alternating with strips of a sod-forming crop (as hay) arranged to follow an approximate contour of the ...
strip mall
noun Date: 1980 a long usually one-story building or group of buildings housing several adjacent retail stores or service establishments
strip mine
noun Date: 1926 a mine that is worked from the earth's surface by the stripping of overburden; especially a coal mine situated along the outcrop of a flat dipping bed • ...
strip miner
noun see strip mine
strip poker
noun Date: 1919 a poker game in which players pay their losses by removing articles of clothing
strip search
noun Date: 1947 a search for something concealed on a person made after removal of the person's clothing • strip-search verb
strip-chart recorder
noun Date: 1950 a device used for the continuous graphic recording of time-dependent data • strip-chart recording noun
strip-chart recording
noun see strip-chart recorder
strip-crop
verb see strip cropping
strip-mine
verb see strip mine
strip-search
verb see strip search
stripe
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, welt, long scar, blow, probably from stripe band on a garment Date: 15th century a stroke or blow with a rod or lash II. transitive ...
striped
adjective Date: 1567 having stripes or streaks
striped bass
noun Date: 1818 a large anadromous silvery food and sport fish (Morone saxatilis of the family Percichthyidae) with black horizontal stripes on the sides that occurs along ...
striped skunk
noun Date: 1882 a common North American skunk (Mephitis mephitis) usually with white on the top of the head that extends posteriorly in two narrowly separated stripes
stripeless
adjective see stripe III

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