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Susan B. Anthony Day
noun Date: circa 1951 February 15 observed to commemorate the birth of Susan B. Anthony
susceptibility
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1644 1. the quality or state of being susceptible; especially lack of ability to resist some extraneous agent (as a pathogen or drug) ; ...
susceptible
adjective Etymology: Late Latin susceptibilis, from Latin susceptus, past participle of suscipere to take up, admit, from sub-, sus- up + capere to take — more at sub-, ...
susceptibleness
noun see susceptible
susceptibly
adverb see susceptible
sushi
noun Etymology: Japanese Date: 1893 cold rice dressed with vinegar, formed into any of various shapes, and garnished especially with bits of raw seafood or vegetables
Susiana
geographical name — see Elam
suslik
noun Etymology: Russian Date: 1774 1. any of several rather large short-tailed ground squirrels (genus Spermophilus) of eastern Europe or northern Asia 2. the mottled ...
suspect
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin suspectus, from past participle of suspicere Date: 14th century 1. regarded or deserving to be regarded ...
suspend
verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French suspendre, from Latin suspendere, from sub-, sus- up + pendere to cause to hang, weigh Date: 14th century transitive verb ...
suspended animation
noun Date: 1787 1. temporary suspension of the vital functions (as in persons nearly drowned) 2. a condition (as inactivity) likened to suspended animation
suspender
noun Date: 1524 1. one that suspends 2. a device by which something may be suspended: as a. one of two supporting bands worn across the shoulders to support trousers, ...
suspendered
adjective see suspender
suspense
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from suspendre Date: 15th century 1. the state of being suspended ; suspension 2. a. mental uncertainty ; anxiety ...
suspense account
noun Date: 1851 an account for the temporary entry of charges or credits or especially of doubtful accounts receivable pending determination of their ultimate disposition
suspenseful
adjective see suspense
suspensefully
adverb see suspense
suspensefulness
noun see suspense
suspenseless
adjective see suspense
suspenser
noun Date: circa 1960 a suspenseful film
suspension
noun Etymology: Middle English suspensyon, from Anglo-French suspension, from Late Latin suspension-, suspensio, from Latin suspendere Date: 15th century 1. the act of ...
suspension bridge
noun Date: 1821 a bridge that has its roadway suspended from two or more cables usually passing over towers and securely anchored at the ends — see bridge illustration
suspension points
noun plural Date: 1919 chiefly British usually three spaced periods used to show the omission of a word or word group from a written context
suspensive
adjective Date: 15th century 1. stopping temporarily ; suspending 2. characterized by suspense, suspended judgment, or indecisiveness 3. characterized by suspension ...
suspensively
adverb see suspensive
suspensor
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin suspendere Date: 1832 a suspending part or structure: as a. a group or chain of cells that is produced from the zygote of a seed ...
suspensory
I. adjective Date: 15th century 1. held in suspension; also fitted or serving to suspend 2. temporarily leaving undetermined ; suspensive 1 II. noun (plural -ries) Date: ...
suspensory ligament
noun Date: 1831 a ligament or fibrous membrane suspending an organ or part; especially a ringlike fibrous membrane connecting the ciliary body and the lens of the eye and ...
suspicion
I. noun Etymology: Middle English suspecioun, from Anglo-French, from Latin suspicion-, suspicio, from suspicere to suspect — more at suspect Date: 14th century 1. a. ...
suspicious
adjective Date: 14th century 1. tending to arouse suspicion ; questionable 2. disposed to suspect ; distrustful 3. expressing or indicative of suspicion • ...
suspiciously
adverb see suspicious
suspiciousness
noun see suspicious
suspiration
noun Date: 15th century a long deep breath ; sigh
suspire
intransitive verb (suspired; suspiring) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin suspirare, from sub- + spirare to breathe Date: 15th century to draw a long deep breath ; sigh
Susquehanna
geographical name river 444 miles (714 kilometers) E United States flowing from central New York S through Pennsylvania & into Chesapeake Bay in N Maryland
suss
transitive verb Etymology: by shortening & alteration from suspect Date: 1966 1. chiefly British figure out — usually used with out 2. chiefly British to inspect or ...
Sussex
geographical name former county SE England bordering on English Channel; one of kingdoms in Anglo-Saxon heptarchy — see East Sussex, West Sussex
Sussex spaniel
noun Etymology: Sussex, England Date: 1856 any of a breed of short-legged short-necked long-bodied spaniels of English origin with a flat or slightly wavy golden ...
sustain
I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English sustenen, from Anglo-French sustein-, stem of sustenir, from Latin sustinēre to hold up, sustain, from sub-, sus- up + tenēre to ...
sustainability
noun see sustainable
sustainable
adjective Date: circa 1727 1. capable of being sustained 2. a. of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted ...
sustainably
adverb see sustainable
sustained yield
noun Date: circa 1905 production of a biological resource (as timber or fish) under management procedures which insure replacement of the part harvested by regrowth or ...
sustained-release
adjective Date: 1956 designed to release a drug in the body slowly over an extended period of time
sustained-yield
adjective see sustained yield
sustainedly
adverb see sustain I
sustainer
noun see sustain I
sustaining
adjective Date: 1573 1. serving to sustain 2. aiding in the support of an organization through a special fee
sustenance
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from sustenir Date: 14th century 1. a. means of support, maintenance, or subsistence ; living b. food, provisions; ...
sustentacular cell
noun Etymology: New Latin sustentaculum supporting part, from Latin, prop, from sustentare Date: 1901 a supporting epithelial cell (as a Sertoli cell or a cell of the ...
sustentation
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin sustentation-, sustentatio act of holding up, from sustentare to hold up, frequentative of sustinēre to sustain ...
sustentative
adjective see sustentation
Susu
noun (plural Susu or Susus) Date: 1786 1. a member of a West African people of Mali, Guinea, and the area along the northern border of Sierra Leone 2. the Mande language of ...
susurrant
adjective see susurrus
susurration
noun Date: 14th century a whispering sound ; murmur
susurrous
adjective Date: 1859 full of whispering sounds
susurrus
noun Etymology: Latin, hum, whisper — more at swarm Date: 1826 a whispering or rustling sound • susurrant adjective
Sutherland
I. biographical name Dame Joan 1926- Australian soprano II. geographical name or Sutherlandshire former county N Scotland capital Dornoch
Sutherland Falls
geographical name waterfall 1904 feet (580 meters) New Zealand in SW South Island
Sutherlandshire
geographical name see Sutherland II
Sutlej
geographical name river about 900 miles (1448 kilometers) N India (subcontinent) flowing from Tibet W & SW through the Punjab to join the Chenab
sutler
noun Etymology: obsolete Dutch soeteler, from Low German suteler sloppy worker, camp cook Date: 1599 a civilian provisioner to an army post often with a shop on the post
sutra
noun Etymology: Sanskrit sūtra precept, literally, thread; akin to Latin suere to sew — more at sew Date: 1801 1. a precept summarizing Vedic teaching; also a collection ...
suttee
also sati noun Etymology: Hindi satī wife who performs suttee, from Sanskrit, devoted woman, from feminine of sat true, good; akin to Old English sōth true — more at sooth ...
Sutter
biographical name John Augustus 1803-1880 originally Johann August Suter American (German-born) pioneer
Suttner
biographical name Bertha 1843-1914 née Kinsky Baroness von Suttner Austrian writer & pacifist
Sutton
geographical name borough of S Greater London, England population 164,300
Sutton Coldfield
geographical name town central England in West Midlands NE of Birmingham population 86,494
Sutton-in-Ashfield
geographical name town N central England in Nottinghamshire N of Nottingham population 41,270
sutural
adjective see suture I
suturally
adverb see suture I
suture
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin sutura seam, suture, from sutus, past participle of suere to sew — more at sew Date: ...
suum cuique
foreign term Etymology: Latin to each his own
SUV
noun (plural SUVs) sport-utility vehicle
Suva
geographical name city & port capital of Fiji on Viti Levu Island population 63,628
Suvorov
biographical name Aleksandr Vasilyevich 1729-1800 Russian field marshal
Suwannee
geographical name river 250 miles (400 kilometers) SE Georgia & N Florida flowing SW into Gulf of Mexico
Suwałki
geographical name 1. district NE Poland 2. city in the district
Suwon
geographical name city NW South Korea S of Seoul population 430,752
suzerain
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French souserain, from sus up (from Latin sursum, from sub- up + versum -ward, from neuter of versus, past participle of vertere to turn) + ...
suzerainty
noun Etymology: French suzeraineté, from Middle French susereneté, from suserain Date: 1823 the dominion of a suzerain ; overlordship
Suzhou
or Soochow or formerly Wuhsien geographical name city E China in SE Jiangsu W of Shanghai population 706,459
sv
abbreviation 1. saves 2. [Latin sub verbo or sub voce] under the word
Svalbard
geographical name island group in the Arctic Ocean including Spitsbergen, Bear Island, & other small islands area 23,958 square miles (62,052 square kilometers); under ...
svc
abbreviation service
svedberg
noun Etymology: The Svedberg Date: 1937 a unit of time amounting to 10-13 second that is used to measure the sedimentation velocity of a colloidal solution (as of a protein) ...
Svedberg
biographical name The or Theodor 1884-1971 Swedish chemist
svedberg unit
noun see svedberg
svelte
adjective (svelter; sveltest) Etymology: French, from Italian svelto, from past participle of svellere to pluck out, modification of Latin evellere, from e- + vellere to pluck ...
sveltely
adverb see svelte
svelteness
noun see svelte
Svengali
noun Etymology: Svengali, villainous hypnotist in the novel Trilby (1894) by George du Maurier Date: 1919 a person who manipulates or exerts excessive control over another
Sverdlovsk
geographical name — see Yekaterinburg
Sverdrup
biographical name Otto Neumann 1855-1930 Norwegian explorer
Sverdrup Islands
geographical name islands N Canada W of Ellesmere Island including Axel Heiberg, Ellef Ringnes, & Amund Ringnes islands
Sverige
geographical name see Sweden
Sverrir
biographical name circa 1149-1202 Sverrir Sigurdsson king of Norway (1184-1202)
SVGA
abbreviation super video graphics array
Svizzera
geographical name see Switzerland
sw
abbreviation switch
SW
abbreviation 1. shortwave 2. southwest
swab
I. noun Etymology: probably from obsolete Dutch swabbe; akin to Low German swabber mop Date: 1653 1. a. mop; especially a yarn mop b. (1) a wad of absorbent ...
swabber
noun Etymology: akin to Low German swabber mop, Middle English swabben to sway Date: 1592 1. one that swabs 2. swab 2a
swabbie
also swabby noun (plural swabbies) Date: 1944 slang swab 2b
swabby
noun see swabbie
Swabia
or German Schwaben geographical name region and medieval county SW Germany chiefly in area comprising modern Baden-Württemberg & W Bavaria • Swabian adjective or noun
Swabian
adjective or noun see Swabia
swaddle
transitive verb (swaddled; swaddling) Etymology: Middle English swadelen, swathelen, probably alteration of swedelen, swethelen, from swethel swaddling band, from Old English; ...
swaddling clothes
noun plural Date: 1535 1. narrow strips of cloth wrapped around an infant to restrict movement 2. limitations or restrictions imposed on the immature or inexperienced
swag
I. verb (swagged; swagging) Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian svagga to sway, rock; akin to Middle Low German swacken to rock Date: 1530 ...
swage
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, ornamental border, from Middle French souage Date: circa 1812 a tool used by metalworkers for shaping their work by holding it on the work ...
swage block
noun Date: 1843 a perforated cast-iron or steel block with grooved sides that is used in heading bolts and swaging bars by hand
swagger
I. verb (swaggered; swaggering) Etymology: probably from 1swag + -er (as in chatter) Date: circa 1596 intransitive verb 1. to conduct oneself in an arrogant or ...
swagger stick
noun Date: 1887 a short light stick usually covered with leather and tipped with metal at each end and intended for carrying in the hand (as by military officers)
swaggerer
noun see swagger I
swaggeringly
adverb see swagger I
swaggie
noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: 1891 chiefly Australian swagman
swagman
noun Date: 1851 chiefly Australian drifter; especially one who carries a swag when traveling
Swahili
noun (plural Swahili or Swahilis) Etymology: Arabic sawāḥil, plural of sāḥil coast Date: 1814 1. a member of a Bantu-speaking people of Zanzibar and the adjacent coast ...
swain
noun Etymology: Middle English swein boy, servant, from Old Norse sveinn; akin to Old English swān swain, Latin suus one's own — more at suicide Date: 14th century 1. ...
swainish
adjective see swain
swainishness
noun see swain
Swainson's hawk
noun Etymology: William Swainson died 1855 English naturalist Date: 1895 a buteo (Buteo swainsonii) chiefly of western North America and South America having pointed wings ...
SWAK
abbreviation sealed with a kiss
swale
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1584 a low-lying or depressed and often wet stretch of land; also a shallow depression on a golf fairway or green
swallow
I. noun Etymology: Middle English swalowe, from Old English swealwe; akin to Old High German swalawa swallow Date: before 12th century 1. any of numerous small widely ...
swallow-tailed
adjective see swallowtail
swallowable
adjective see swallow II
swallower
noun see swallow II
swallowtail
noun Date: 1703 1. a deeply forked and tapering tail (as of a swallow) 2. tailcoat 3. any of various usually large brightly marked butterflies (family Papilionidae, ...
swam
past of swim
swami
noun Etymology: Hindi svāmī, from Sanskrit svāmin owner, lord, from sva one's own — more at suicide Date: 1895 1. a Hindu ascetic or religious teacher; specifically a ...
swamp
I. noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of Middle English sompe, from Middle Dutch somp morass; akin to Middle High German sumpf marsh, Greek somphos spongy Date: 1624 1. a ...
swamp buggy
noun Date: 1941 a vehicle designed to travel over swampy terrain; especially a four-wheel motor vehicle with oversize tires
swamper
noun Date: 1775 1. a. an inhabitant of swamps or lowlands b. one familiar with swampy terrain 2. a general assistant ; handyman, helper
swampiness
noun see swampy
swampland
noun Date: 1662 swamp 1
swampy
adjective (swampier; -est) Date: 1649 consisting of, suggestive of, or resembling swamp ; marshy • swampiness noun
Swan
or in its upper course Avon geographical name river about 240 miles (386 kilometers) SW Western Australia flowing W into Indian Ocean
swan
I. noun (plural swans) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Middle High German swan and perhaps to Latin sonus sound — more at sound Date: before 12th ...
swan boat
noun Date: 1953 a small paddleboat usually for children or sightseers that is a large model of a swan
swan dive
noun Date: 1898 a front dive executed with the head back, back arched, and arms spread sideways and then brought together above the head to form a straight line with the body ...
Swan Islands
geographical name two islands in the Caribbean NE of Honduras
swan song
noun Date: 1831 1. a song of great sweetness said to be sung by a dying swan 2. a farewell appearance or final act or pronouncement
swank
I. intransitive verb Etymology: perhaps akin to Middle High German swanken to sway; akin to Middle Dutch swanc supple Date: 1708 show off, swagger; also boast 1 II. ...
swankily
adverb see swank III
swankiness
noun see swank III
swanky
adjective see swank III
swannery
noun (plural -neries) Date: 1701 a place where swans are bred or kept
swansdown
noun Date: 1606 1. the soft downy feathers of the swan often used as trimming on articles of dress 2. a heavy cotton flannel that has a thick nap on the face and is made ...
Swansea
geographical name 1. administrative area of S Wales area 146 square miles (378 square kilometers) 2. city & port S Wales population 182,100
swanskin
noun Date: 1610 1. the skin of a swan with the down or feathers on it 2. fabric resembling flannel and having a soft nap or surface
swap
I. verb (swapped; swapping) Etymology: Middle English swappen to strike; from the practice of striking hands in closing a business deal Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. ...
swap meet
noun Date: 1965 a gathering for the sale or barter of usually secondhand objects
swapper
noun see swap I
swaraj
noun Etymology: Hindi svarāj, from Sanskrit sva own + Hindi rāj rule — more at suicide, raj Date: 1908 national or local self-government in India • swarajist noun
swarajist
noun see swaraj
sward
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sweard, swearth skin, rind; akin to Middle High German swart skin, hide Date: 15th century 1. a portion of ground covered ...
swarded
adjective see sward
swarf
noun Etymology: probably from Middle English *swerf, from Old English geswearf, gesweorf; akin to Old English sweorfan to file away — more at swerve Date: 1565 material (as ...
swarm
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English swearm; akin to Old High German swaram swarm and probably to Latin susurrus hum Date: before 12th century 1. a. a great ...
swarm spore
noun Date: 1859 zoospore
swarmer
noun see swarm II
swart
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sweart; akin to Old High German swarz black, Latin sordes dirt Date: before 12th century 1. a. swarthy b. archaic ...
swarthiness
noun see swarthy
swarthy
adjective (swarthier; -est) Etymology: alteration of obsolete swarty, from swart Date: 1587 of a dark color, complexion, or cast • swarthiness noun
swartness
noun see swart
swash
I. verb Etymology: probably imitative Date: 1556 intransitive verb 1. bluster, swagger 2. to make violent noisy movements 3. to move with a splashing sound ...
swashbuckle
intransitive verb (-led; swashbuckling) Etymology: back-formation from swashbuckler Date: 1897 to act the part of a swashbuckler
swashbuckler
noun Etymology: 1swash + buckler Date: 1560 1. a swaggering or daring soldier or adventurer 2. a novel or drama dealing with a swashbuckler
swashbuckling
adjective Etymology: swashbuckler Date: circa 1693 1. acting in the manner of a swashbuckler 2. characteristic of, marked by, or done by swashbucklers
swasher
noun Date: 1580 swashbuckler
swastika
noun Etymology: Sanskrit svastika, from svasti well-being, from su- well + as- to be; akin to Sanskrit asti he is, Old English is; from its being regarded as a good luck ...
SWAT
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: special weapons and tactics Date: 1968 a police or military unit specially trained and equipped to handle unusually hazardous ...
Swat
geographical name river 400 miles (644 kilometers) Pakistan flowing into Kabul River
swat
I. transitive verb (swatted; swatting) Etymology: English dialect, to squat, alteration of English squat Date: circa 1796 to hit with a sharp slapping blow usually with an ...
swatch
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1647 1. a. a sample piece (as of fabric) or a collection of samples b. a characteristic specimen 2. patch 3. a small ...
swath
or swathe noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English swæth footstep, trace; akin to Middle High German swade swath Date: 14th century 1. a. a row of cut grain or ...
swathe
I. noun or swath Etymology: Middle English, from Old English *swæth; akin to Old English swathian to swathe Date: before 12th century 1. a band used in swathing 2. an ...
swather
noun Date: circa 1875 a harvesting machine that cuts and windrows grain and seed crops; also a mower attachment that windrows the swath
swathing clothes
noun plural Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century obsolete swaddling clothes
Swatow
geographical name — see Shantou
swats
noun plural Etymology: Middle English (Scots) *swats, from Old English swātan, plural, beer Date: 1508 Scottish drink; especially new ale
swatter
noun Date: 1888 one that swats; especially flyswatter
sway
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sweigh, from sweyen Date: 14th century 1. the action or an instance of swaying or of being swayed ; an oscillating, fluctuating, or ...
sway bar
noun Date: 1949 a bar that torsionally couples the right and left front-wheel suspensions of an automobile to reduce roll and sway
swayback
I. adjective see swaybacked II. noun see swaybacked
swaybacked
also swayback adjective Date: 1680 having an abnormally hollow or sagging back • swayback noun
swayer
noun see sway II
Swazi
noun (plural Swazi or Swazis) Etymology: Zulu iSwazi, iliSwazi Date: 1878 1. a member of a Bantu people of southeastern Africa 2. Siswati
Swaziland
geographical name country SE Africa between Republic of South Africa & Mozambique; a former British protectorate; an independent kingdom since 1968 administrative capital ...
swear
I. verb (swore; sworn; swearing) Etymology: Middle English sweren, from Old English swerian; akin to Old High German swerien to swear and perhaps to Old Church Slavic svarŭ ...
swear by
phrasal to place great confidence in
swear for
phrasal to give assurance for ; guarantee
swear in
transitive verb Date: 1536 to induct into office by administration of an oath
swear off
phrasal to vow to abstain from ; renounce
swear out
transitive verb Date: 1850 to procure (a warrant for arrest) by making a sworn accusation
swearer
noun see swear I
swearword
noun Date: 1833 a profane or obscene oath or word
sweat
I. verb (sweat or sweated; sweating) Etymology: Middle English sweten, from Old English swǣtan, from swāt sweat; akin to Old High German sweiz sweat, Latin sudare to sweat, ...
sweat bee
noun Date: 1894 any of various small black or brownish bees (family Halictidae) that are attracted to perspiration
sweat blood
phrasal to work or worry intensely
sweat equity
noun Date: 1966 equity in a property resulting from labor invested in improvements that increase its value; also the labor so invested
sweat gland
noun Date: 1845 a simple tubular gland of the skin that excretes perspiration, is widely distributed in nearly all parts of the human skin, and consists typically of an ...
sweat lodge
noun Date: 1850 a hut, lodge, or cavern heated by steam from water poured on hot stones and used especially by American Indians for ritual or therapeutic sweating
sweat out
transitive verb Date: 1589 1. to work one's way painfully through or to 2. to endure or wait through the course of
sweat suit
noun Date: 1930 a suit worn usually for exercise that consists of a sweatshirt and sweatpants
sweat test
noun Date: 1978 a test for cystic fibrosis that involves measuring the subject's sweat for abnormally high sodium chloride content
sweatband
noun Date: 1862 1. a usually leather band lining the inner edge of a hat or cap to prevent sweat damage 2. a band of material worn around the head or wrist to absorb sweat
sweatbox
noun Date: 1864 1. a place in which one is made to sweat; especially a narrow box or cell in which a prisoner is placed for punishment 2. a device for sweating something ...
sweated
adjective Date: 1882 of, subjected to, or produced under sweatshop conditions
sweater
noun Date: 15th century 1. one that sweats or causes sweating 2. a. a knitted or crocheted jacket or pullover b. a heavy jersey worn in ice hockey
sweater girl
noun Date: 1940 a woman with a shapely bust
sweater-vest
noun Date: 1952 a sleeveless pullover or buttoned sweater
sweaterdress
noun Date: 1952 a knitted or crocheted dress
sweatily
adverb see sweaty
sweatiness
noun see sweaty
sweatpants
noun plural Date: 1925 pants having a drawstring or elastic waist and usually elastic cuffs at the ankle that are worn especially for exercise
sweatshirt
noun Date: 1925 a loose collarless pullover or jacket usually of heavy cotton jersey
sweatshop
noun Date: 1892 a shop or factory in which employees work for long hours at low wages and under unhealthy conditions
sweaty
adjective (sweatier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. causing sweat 2. wet or stained with or smelling of sweat • sweatily adverb • sweatiness noun
swede
noun Etymology: Low German or obsolete Dutch Date: 1589 1. capitalized a. a native or inhabitant of Sweden b. a person of Swedish descent 2. chiefly British rutabaga
Sweden
or Sw Sverige geographical name country N Europe on Scandinavian peninsula W of Baltic Sea; a kingdom capital Stockholm area 173,665 square miles (449,792 square kilometers), ...
Swedenborg
biographical name Emanuel 1688-1772 originally Svedberg Swedish philosopher & religious writer
Swedenborgian
adjective Date: 1807 of or relating to the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg or the Church of the New Jerusalem based on his teachings • Swedenborgian noun • ...
Swedenborgianism
noun see Swedenborgian
Swedish
noun Date: 1605 1. the North Germanic language spoken in Sweden and a part of Finland 2. plural in construction the people of Sweden • Swedish adjective
Swedish massage
noun Date: 1911 massage involving a system of active and passive exercise of muscles and joints
Sweelinck
biographical name Jan Pieterszoon 1562-1621 Dutch organist & composer
sweep
I. verb (swept; sweeping) Etymology: Middle English swepen; akin to Old English swāpan to sweep, Old High German sweifen to wander Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. ...
sweep hand
noun Date: 1943 sweep-second hand
sweep one off one's feet
phrasal to gain immediate and unquestioning support, approval, or acceptance by a person
sweep the board
or sweep the table phrasal 1. to win all the bets on the table 2. to win everything ; beat all competitors
sweep the table
phrasal see sweep the board
sweep-second hand
noun Date: 1937 a hand marking seconds on a timepiece mounted concentrically with the other hands and read from the same dial as the minute hand
sweepback
noun Date: 1914 the backward slant of an airplane wing in which the outer portion of the wing is downstream from the inner portion
sweeper
noun Date: 15th century 1. one that sweeps 2. a lone back in soccer who plays between the line of the defenders and the goal
sweeping
I. noun Date: 14th century 1. the act or action of one that sweeps 2. plural things collected by sweeping ; refuse II. adjective Date: 1573 1. a. moving or extending ...
sweepingly
adverb see sweeping II
sweepingness
noun see sweeping II
sweepstakes
noun plural but singular or plural in construction (also sweep-stake) Etymology: Middle English swepestake one who wins all the stakes in a game, from swepen to sweep + stake ...
sweepy
adjective (sweepier; -est) Date: 1697 sweeping in motion, line, or force
Sweet
biographical name Henry 1845-1912 English phonetician
sweet
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English swete, from Old English swēte; akin to Old High German suozi sweet, Latin suadēre to urge, suavis sweet, Greek hēdys Date: before 12th ...
sweet alyssum
noun Date: 1822 a widely cultivated European herb (Lobularia maritima) of the mustard family having narrow leaves and clusters of small fragrant usually white or pink flowers
sweet basil
noun Date: circa 1647 a basil (Ocimum basilicum) with whitish or purple flowers that includes several cultivars (as bush basil); also its dried or fresh leaves used ...
sweet bay
noun Date: 1716 1. laurel 1 2. a magnolia (Magnolia virginiana) of the eastern United States that has fragrant white flowers and leaves with glaucous undersides
sweet birch
noun Date: 1785 a common aromatic birch (Betula lenta) of eastern North America that has shiny brown bark when young, hard dark-colored wood, and a volatile oil in its bark ...
sweet cherry
noun Date: circa 1901 a white-flowered Eurasian cherry (Prunus avium) widely grown for its large sweet-flavored fruits; also its fruit
sweet chocolate
noun Date: 1846 chocolate that contains added sugar
sweet cicely
noun Etymology: cicely from Latin seselis, from Greek Date: 1597 any of a genus (Osmorhiza) of American and eastern Asian herbs of the carrot family that typically have thick ...
sweet clover
noun Date: 1860 any of a genus (Melilotus) of Old World legumes that have trifoliolate leaves and are widely grown for soil improvement or hay
sweet corn
noun Date: 1646 an Indian corn (especially Zea mays rugosa) with wrinkled translucent kernels that contain a high percentage of sugar
sweet fern
noun Date: 1654 a small North American shrub (Comptonia peregrina) of the wax-myrtle family with aromatic leaves
sweet flag
noun Date: 1765 a perennial marsh herb (Acorus calamus) of the arum family with long narrow sword-shaped leaves and an aromatic rootstock — called also calamus
sweet gum
noun Date: 1700 1. a North American tree (Liquidambar styraciflua) of the witch-hazel family with palmately lobed glossy green leaves, corky twigs, a round spiny brown fruit ...
sweet marjoram
noun Date: 1565 a perennial marjoram (Origanum majorana syn. Majorana hortensis) with dense spikelike flower clusters
sweet on
phrasal having a crush on
sweet orange
noun Date: 1538 1. a. an orange (Citrus sinensis) that is probably native to southeastern Asia, has a fruit with a pithy central axis, and is the source of the widely ...
sweet pea
noun Date: 1732 1. a widely cultivated Italian legume (Lathyrus odoratus) having slender usually climbing stems, ovate leaves, and large fragrant flowers 2. the flower of a ...
sweet pepper
noun Date: 1814 any of various large mild thick-walled capsicum fruits; also a pepper plant (Capsicum annuum) bearing sweet peppers — compare bell pepper
sweet potato
noun Date: 1750 1. a tropical vine (Ipomoea batatas) of the morning-glory family with variously shaped leaves and purplish flowers; also its large thick sweet and nutritious ...
sweet sorghum
noun Date: 1858 sorgo
sweet spot
noun Date: circa 1949 the area around the center of mass of a bat, racket, or head of a club that is the most effective part with which to hit a ball
sweet talk
noun Date: 1901 flattery

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