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Spielbergian
adjective see Spielberg
spieler
noun see spiel I
spier
I. noun Date: 13th century spy II. chiefly Scottish variant of speer
spiff
verb Etymology: English dialect spiff dandified Date: 1877 spruce — usually used with up • spiffed-up adjective
spiffed-up
adjective see spiff
spiffily
adverb see spiffy
spiffiness
noun see spiffy
spiffy
adjective (spiffier; -est) Date: 1853 fine looking ; smart • spiffily adverb • spiffiness noun
spigot
noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. a. spile 2 b. the plug of a faucet or cock c. faucet 2. something resembling a spigot especially in regulating ...
spike
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, probably from Old Norse spīk splinter & spīkr spike; akin to Middle Dutch spiker spike — more at spoke Date: 13th century 1. a very ...
spike heel
noun Date: 1926 1. a very high tapering heel used on women's shoes 2. plural shoes with spike heels
spike lavender
noun Etymology: alteration of English dialect spick lavender Date: 1607 a European mint (Lavandula latifolia) related to true lavender
spike-tooth harrow
noun Date: 1926 a harrow with straight steel teeth set in horizontal bars
spiked
adjective Date: 1601 1. having an inflorescence that is a spike 2. having a sharp projecting point 3. of hair arranged in stiff tufts
spikelet
noun Date: 1793 a small or secondary spike; specifically one of the small few-flowered bracted spikes that make up the compound inflorescence of a grass or sedge
spikelike
adjective see spike I
spikenard
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French or Medieval Latin; Anglo-French spicanarde, from Medieval Latin spica nardi, literally, spike of nard Date: 14th century 1. ...
spiker
noun see spike II
spikey
adjective see spiky
spikily
adverb see spiky
spikiness
noun see spiky
spiky
also spikey adjective (spikier; -est) Date: 1578 1. of, relating to, or characterized by spikes 2. sharply irritating or acerbic (as in temper or manner) • spikily ...
spile
I. noun Etymology: probably from Dutch spijl stake Date: 1513 1. pile I,1 2. a small plug used to stop the vent of a cask ; bung 3. a spout inserted in a tree to draw ...
spill
I. verb (spilled; also spilt; spilling) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English spillan; akin to Old English spildan to destroy and perhaps to Latin spolium animal skin, ...
spill one's guts
phrasal to divulge especially personal information
spill the beans
phrasal to divulge secret or hidden information
spillable
adjective see spill I
spillage
noun Date: 1924 1. the act or process of spilling 2. the quantity that spills ; material lost or scattered by spilling
spiller
noun see spill I
spillikin
noun Etymology: probably alteration of obsolete Dutch spelleken small peg Date: 1734 1. jackstraw 2 2. plural jackstraw 1
spillover
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1940 1. the act or an instance of spilling over 2. a quantity that spills over 3. an extension of something especially when an excess ...
spillway
noun Date: 1889 a passage for surplus water to run over or around an obstruction (as a dam)
spilth
noun Date: 1608 1. the act or an instance of spilling 2. a. something spilled b. refuse, rubbish
spin
I. verb (spun; spinning) Etymology: Middle English spinnen, from Old English spinnan; akin to Old High German spinnan to spin and perhaps to Lithuanian spęsti to set (a trap) ...
spin control
noun Date: 1984 the act or practice of attempting to manipulate the way an event is interpreted by others
spin doctor
noun Date: 1984 a person (as a political aide) responsible for ensuring that others interpret an event from a particular point of view • spin-doctor verb
spin fishing
noun Date: 1950 spinning
spin off
verb Date: 1950 transitive verb to establish or produce as a spin-off intransitive verb to establish or become a spin-off
spin one's wheels
phrasal to make futile efforts to achieve progress
spin out
intransitive verb Date: 1951 to make a rotational skid in an automobile
spin the bottle
noun Date: 1955 a kissing game in which one has as a partner the person a bottle points to when it stops spinning
spin-doctor
verb see spin doctor
spin-off
noun Date: 1950 1. the distribution by a business to its stockholders of particular assets and especially of stock of another company; also the new company created by such a ...
spina bifida
noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, spine split in two Date: 1720 a congenital cleft of the spinal column with hernial protrusion of the meninges and sometimes the ...
spinach
noun Etymology: Middle English spinache, from Anglo-French, alteration of Old French espinaces, from Medieval Latin spinachium, ultimately from Arabic isfānākh, from Persian ...
spinachlike
adjective see spinach
spinachy
adjective see spinach
spinal
I. adjective Date: 1578 1. of, relating to, or situated near the spinal column 2. a. of, relating to, or affecting the spinal cord b. having the spinal cord ...
spinal canal
noun Date: 1801 vertebral canal
spinal column
noun Date: 1831 the axial skeleton of a vertebrate that consists of an articulated series of vertebrae which extend from the neck to the tail and protect the spinal cord — ...
spinal cord
noun Date: 1834 the cord of nervous tissue that extends from the brain lengthwise along the back in the vertebral canal, gives off the pairs of spinal nerves, carries ...
spinal ganglion
noun Date: circa 1860 a ganglion on the dorsal root of each spinal nerve that is one of a series of ganglia lodging cell bodies of sensory neurons
spinal nerve
noun Date: circa 1793 any of the paired nerves which leave the spinal cord of a craniate vertebrate, supply muscles of the trunk and limbs, and connect with the nerves of ...
spinal tap
noun Date: 1947 lumbar puncture
spinally
adverb Date: 1885 with respect to or along the spine
spindle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English spindel, from Old English spinel; akin to Old English spinnan to spin Date: 12th century 1. a. a round stick with tapered ends used to ...
spindle cell
noun Date: 1878 a fusiform cell (as in some tumors)
spindle file
noun see spindle I
spindle tree
noun Date: 1548 any of various often evergreen shrubs, small trees, or vines (genus Euonymus) of the staff-tree family
spindle-legged
adjective Date: 1652 having long slender legs
spindle-shanked
adjective Date: 1593 spindle-legged
spindler
noun see spindle II
spindling
adjective Date: 1750 spindly
spindly
adjective (spindlier; -est) Date: 1651 1. of a disproportionately tall or long and thin appearance that often suggests physical weakness 2. frail or flimsy in appearance ...
spindrift
noun Etymology: alteration of Scots speendrift, from speen to drive before a strong wind + English drift Date: 1823 1. sea spray; especially spray blown from waves during ...
spine
noun Etymology: Middle English, thorn, spinal column, from Latin spina; perhaps akin to Latin spica ear of grain Date: 15th century 1. a. spinal column b. something ...
spine-chilling
adjective Date: 1946 alarmingly or eerily frightening
spined
adjective see spine
spinel
or spinelle noun Etymology: Italian spinella, diminutive of spina thorn, from Latin Date: 1528 1. a hard crystalline mineral consisting of an oxide of magnesium and aluminum ...
spineless
adjective Date: 1827 1. free from spines, thorns, or prickles 2. a. having no spinal column ; invertebrate b. lacking strength of character • spinelessly adverb ...
spinelessly
adverb see spineless
spinelessness
noun see spineless
spinelike
adjective see spine
spinelle
noun see spinel
spinet
noun Etymology: Italian spinetta, perhaps from diminutive of spina thorn, from Latin; from the manner of plucking its strings Date: 1664 1. an early harpsichord having a ...
spinifex
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin spina + facere to make — more at do Date: 1846 any of several Australian grasses (genera Spinifex and Triodia) with spiny seeds or ...
spininess
noun see spiny
spinless
adjective see spin II
spinmaster
noun see spinmeister
spinmeister
also spinmaster noun Date: 1986 spin doctor
spinnaker
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1866 a large triangular sail set on a long light pole and used when running before the wind
spinner
noun Date: 13th century 1. one that spins 2. a fisherman's lure consisting of a spoon, blade, or set of wings that revolves when drawn through the water 3. a conical ...
spinner dolphin
noun Date: 1976 a long-beaked dolphin (Stenella longirostris) that is typically dark gray above and white below and that is noted for its habit of spinning in the air when ...
spinneret
noun Date: 1826 1. an organ (as of a spider or caterpillar) for producing threads of silk from the secretion of silk glands 2. (or spinnerette) a small metal plate, ...
spinnerette
noun see spinneret 2
spinney
noun (plural spinneys) Etymology: Anglo-French espinei thorny thicket, ultimately from Latin spinetum, from spina thorn Date: 1597 chiefly British a small wood with ...
spinning
noun Date: 1855 a method of fishing in which a lure is cast by use of a light flexible rod, a spinning reel, and a light line
spinning frame
noun Date: 1825 a machine that draws, twists, and winds yarn
spinning jenny
noun Etymology: Jenny, nickname for Jane Date: 1783 an early multiple-spindle machine for spinning wool or cotton
spinning reel
noun Date: 1950 a fishing reel with a nonmoving spool on which the line is wound by means of a revolving arm which can be disengaged to allow the line to spiral freely off ...
spinning rod
noun Date: 1870 a light flexible fishing rod used with a spinning reel
spinning wheel
noun Date: 15th century a small domestic hand-driven or foot-driven machine for spinning yarn or thread
spinor
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary spin + -or (as in vector) Date: 1931 a vector whose components are complex numbers in a two-dimensional or ...
spinose
adjective Date: 1661 spiny 2 • spinosity noun
spinosity
noun see spinose
spinous
adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. spiny 2 b. spiny 3 2. difficult or unpleasant to handle or meet ; thorny
spinout
noun Date: 1955 a rotational skid by an automobile that usually causes it to leave the roadway
Spinoza
biographical name Benedict de 1632-1677 Hebrew prename Baruch Dutch philosopher
Spinozism
noun Date: 1728 the philosophy of Baruch Spinoza who taught that reality is one substance with an infinite number of attributes of which only thought and extension are ...
Spinozist
noun see Spinozism
Spinozistic
adjective see Spinozism
spinster
noun Date: 14th century 1. a woman whose occupation is to spin 2. a. archaic an unmarried woman of gentle family b. an unmarried woman and especially one past the ...
spinsterhood
noun see spinster
spinsterish
adjective see spinster
spinsterly
adjective see spinster
spinthariscope
noun Etymology: Greek spintharis spark + English -scope Date: 1903 an instrument for visual detection of alpha particles that consists of a fluorescent screen and a ...
spinto
noun (plural spintos) Etymology: Italian, literally, pushed, from past participle of spingere to push, from Vulgar Latin *expingere, from Latin ex- + pangere to fasten — more ...
spinule
noun Etymology: Latin spinula, diminutive of spina thorn — more at spine Date: 1752 a minute spine • spinulose adjective
spinulose
adjective see spinule
spiny
adjective (spinier; -est) Date: 1586 1. abounding with difficulties, obstacles, or annoyances ; thorny 2. covered or armed with spines; broadly bearing spines, prickles, ...
spiny anteater
noun Date: 1827 echidna
spiny lobster
noun Date: 1819 any of several edible crustaceans (family Palinuridae, especially genus Panulirus) distinguished from true lobsters by the simple unenlarged first pair of legs ...
spiny-headed worm
noun Date: 1946 any of a small phylum (Acanthocephala) of unsegmented parasitic worms that have a proboscis bearing hooks by which attachment is made to the intestinal wall of ...
spiracle
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin spiraculum, from spirare to breathe Date: 15th century 1. a breathing hole ; vent 2. a breathing orifice: as a. blowhole 2 ...
spiracular
adjective see spiracle
spiraea
noun see spirea
spiral
I. adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin spiralis, from Latin spira coil — more at spire Date: 1551 1. a. winding around a center or pole and gradually receding from or ...
spiral binding
noun Date: 1944 a book or notebook binding in which a continuous spiral wire or plastic strip is passed through holes along one edge
spiral cleavage
noun Date: 1892 holoblastic cleavage that is typical of protostomes and that is characterized by arrangement of the blastomeres of each upper tier over the cell junctions of ...
spiral galaxy
noun Date: 1913 a galaxy exhibiting a central nucleus or barred structure from which extend curved arms of higher luminosity — called also spiral nebula
spiral nebula
noun see spiral galaxy
spiral of Archimedes
Etymology: Archimedes Date: circa 1856 a plane curve that is generated by a point moving away from or toward a fixed point at a constant rate while the radius vector from ...
spiral spring
noun Date: 1690 a spring consisting of a wire coiled usually in a flat spiral or in a helix
spiral-bound
adjective Date: 1941 having a spiral binding
spirally
adverb see spiral I
spirant
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin spirant-, spirans, present participle of spirare to breathe Date: 1862 a consonant (as \f\, \s\, \sh\) uttered ...
spire
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English spīr; akin to Middle Dutch spier blade of grass Date: before 12th century 1. a slender tapering blade or stalk (as of ...
spirea
or spiraea noun Etymology: New Latin Spiraea, from Latin, a plant, from Greek speiraia Date: 1669 1. any of a genus (Spiraea) of deciduous shrubs of the rose family with ...
spired
adjective Date: 1610 1. having a spire 2. tapering usually to a sharp point
Spires
geographical name see Speyer
spirillum
noun (plural spirilla) Etymology: New Latin, from diminutive of Latin spira coil Date: circa 1875 any of a genus (Spirillum) of curved elongated motile bacteria having tufts ...
spirit
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, espirit, spirit, from Latin spiritus, literally, breath, from spirare to blow, breathe Date: 13th ...
spirit gum
noun Date: 1886 a solution (as of gum arabic in ether) used especially for attaching false hair to the skin
spirit level
noun Date: 1768 level 1
spirit of wine
Date: 15th century alcohol 1c
spirit rapping
noun Date: 1852 communication by raps held to be from the spirits of the dead
spirit varnish
noun Date: 1758 a varnish in which a volatile liquid (as alcohol) is the solvent
spirit writing
noun Date: 1864 automatic writing held to be produced under the influence of spirits
spirited
adjective Date: 1599 full of energy, animation, or courage • spiritedly adverb • spiritedness noun
spiritedly
adverb see spirited
spiritedness
noun see spirited
spiritism
noun Date: 1856 spiritualism 2a • spiritist noun • spiritistic adjective
spiritist
noun see spiritism
spiritistic
adjective see spiritism
spiritless
adjective Date: 1598 lacking animation, cheerfulness, or courage Synonyms: see lanquid • spiritlessly adverb • spiritlessness noun
spiritlessly
adverb see spiritless
spiritlessness
noun see spiritless
spiritoso
adjective Etymology: Italian, from spirito spirit, from Latin spiritus Date: circa 1724 animated — used as a direction in music
spiritous
adjective Date: 1605 1. archaic pure, refined 2. spirituous
spirits of turpentine
Date: circa 1792 turpentine 2a
spirits of wine
Date: 1646 rectified spirit ; alcohol 1c
spiritual
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French espirital, spiritual, from Late Latin spiritualis, from Latin, of breathing, of wind, from ...
spiritual bouquet
noun Date: 1926 a card notifying the recipient of a number of devotional acts performed by a Roman Catholic on behalf of a person on special occasions (as name days or ...
spiritualism
noun Date: 1796 1. the view that spirit is a prime element of reality 2. a. a belief that spirits of the dead communicate with the living usually through a medium b. ...
spiritualist
noun see spiritualism
spiritualistic
adjective see spiritualism
spirituality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 15th century 1. something that in ecclesiastical law belongs to the church or to a cleric as such 2. clergy 3. sensitivity or attachment to ...
spiritualization
noun see spiritualize
spiritualize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1631 1. to make spiritual; especially to purify from the corrupting influences of the world 2. to give a spiritual meaning to or ...
spiritually
adverb see spiritual I
spiritualness
noun see spiritual I
spiritualty
noun Etymology: Middle English spiritualte, from Anglo-French espiritauté, spiritualté, from Medieval Latin spiritualitat-, spiritualitas, from Late Latin spiritualis ...
spirituel
or spirituelle adjective Etymology: spirituel from French, literally, spiritual; spirituelle from French, feminine of spirituel Date: 1673 having or marked by a refined and ...
spirituelle
adjective see spirituel
spirituous
adjective Etymology: probably from French spiritueux, from Latin spiritus spirit Date: 1662 containing or impregnated with alcohol obtained by distillation
spirochaete
noun see spirochete
spirochetal
adjective Date: 1913 caused by spirochetes
spirochete
also spirochaete noun Etymology: New Latin Spirochaeta, genus of bacteria, from Latin spira coil + Greek chaitē long hair — more at spire Date: circa 1877 any of an order ...
spirochetosis
noun (plural spirochetoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1906 infection with or a disease caused by spirochetes
spirogyra
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin spira + Greek gyros ring, circle Date: 1875 any of a genus (Spirogyra) of freshwater green algae with spiral chloroplasts
spirometer
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary spiro- (from Latin spirare to breathe) + -meter Date: 1809 an instrument for measuring the air entering and leaving the ...
spirometric
adjective see spirometer
spirometry
noun see spirometer
spirt
variant of spurt
spirulina
noun Etymology: New Latin, from spirula small coil, diminutive of Latin spira coil Date: 1977 a microscopic filamentous aquatic cyanobacterium (genus Spirulina, especially S. ...
spiry
adjective Date: 1602 resembling a spire; especially tall, slender, and tapering
spit
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English spitu; akin to Old High German spiz spit, spizzi pointed Date: before 12th century 1. a slender pointed rod for holding ...
spit
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English spitu; akin to Old High German spiz spit, spizzi pointed Date: before 12th century 1. a slender pointed rod for holding ...
spit and polish
noun Etymology: from the practice of polishing objects such as shoes by spitting on them and then rubbing them with a cloth Date: 1895 extreme attention to cleanliness, ...
spit curl
noun Etymology: probably from its being sometimes plastered down with saliva Date: 1831 a spiral curl that is usually plastered on the forehead, temple, or cheek
spit it out
phrasal to say what is in the mind without further delay
spit up
verb Date: 1779 regurgitate, vomit • spit-up noun
spit-and-polish
adjective see spit and polish
spit-up
noun see spit up
spital
noun Etymology: Middle English spitel, modification of Medieval Latin hospitale — more at hospital Date: 14th century archaic lazaretto, hospital
spitball
noun Date: 1846 1. paper chewed and rolled into a ball to be thrown or shot as a missile 2. a baseball pitch delivered after the ball has been moistened with saliva or ...
spite
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, short for despite Date: 14th century 1. petty ill will or hatred with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart 2. an instance of ...
spiteful
adjective Date: 15th century filled with or showing spite ; malicious • spitefully adverb • spitefulness noun
spitefully
adverb see spiteful
spitefulness
noun see spiteful
spitfire
noun Date: 1656 a quick-tempered or highly emotional person
Spitsbergen
geographical name group of islands in Arctic Ocean N of Norway; belongs to Norway area 23,641 square miles (61,230 square kilometers) — see Svalbard
Spitteler
biographical name Carl 1845-1924 pseudonym Felix Tandem Swiss writer
spitter
I. noun Date: 14th century one that spits II. noun Date: 1908 spitball 2
spitting cobra
noun Date: 1910 any of several cobras (as Naja nigricollis and Hemachatus haemachatus of Africa) that in defense typically eject their venom toward the victim without ...
spitting image
noun Etymology: alteration of spit and image Date: 1887 image 3b
spittle
noun Etymology: Middle English spetil, from Old English spǣtl; akin to Old English spittan to spit Date: before 12th century 1. saliva 2. spit IV,1b(1)
spittle insect
noun Date: 1891 spittlebug
spittlebug
noun Date: 1882 any of a family (Cercopidae) of leaping homopterous insects whose nymphal larvae produce a frothy secretion — called also froghopper
spittoon
noun Etymology: 4spit + -oon (as in balloon) Date: 1823 a receptacle for spit — called also cuspidor
spitz
noun Etymology: German, from spitz pointed, from Old High German spizzi; from the shape of its ears and muzzle — more at spit Date: 1842 a member of any of several breeds ...
spiv
noun Etymology: alteration of English dialect spiff flashy dresser, from spiff dandified Date: circa 1934 1. British a man who lives by his wits without regular employment ...
spivvy
adjective see spiv
splanchnic
adjective Etymology: New Latin splanchnicus, from Greek splanchnikos, from splanchna, plural, viscera; akin to Greek splēn spleen Date: 1681 of or relating to the viscera ...
splash
I. verb Etymology: alteration of plash Date: 1715 intransitive verb 1. a. to strike and dash about a liquid or semiliquid substance b. to move in or into a liquid ...
splash down
intransitive verb see splashdown
splash guard
noun Date: 1926 a flap suspended behind a rear wheel to prevent tire splash from muddying windshields of following vehicles
splashboard
noun Date: 1826 1. dashboard 1 2. a panel to protect against splashes
splashdown
noun Date: 1959 the landing of a manned spacecraft in the ocean • splash down intransitive verb
splasher
noun see splash I
splashily
adverb see splashy
splashiness
noun see splashy
splashy
adjective (splashier; -est) Date: 1834 1. moving or being moved with a splash or splashing sounds 2. tending to or exhibiting ostentatious display ; making a splash 3. ...
splat
I. noun Etymology: obsolete splat to spread flat Date: 1833 a single flat thin often ornamental member of a back of a chair II. noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1897 a ...
splatter
I. verb Etymology: probably blend of splash and spatter Date: 1785 transitive verb spatter intransitive verb to scatter or fall in or as if in drops II. noun Date: ...
splay
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, short for displayen — more at display Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to cause to spread outward 2. to make oblique ; bevel ...
splayfoot
noun Date: 1548 a foot abnormally flattened and spread out; specifically flatfoot • splayfooted adjective
splayfooted
adjective see splayfoot
spleen
noun Etymology: Middle English splen, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French espleen, from Latin splen, from Greek splēn; akin to Latin lien spleen, Sanskrit plīhan Date: ...
spleenful
adjective Date: 1588 full of or affected with spleen ; splenetic
spleenwort
noun Etymology: from the belief in its power to cure disorders of the spleen Date: 1578 any of a large genus (Asplenium) of chiefly evergreen ferns having linear or oblong ...
spleeny
adjective Date: 1604 1. full of or displaying spleen 2. New England peevish and irritable with hypochondriac inclinations
splen-
or spleno- combining form Etymology: Latin, from Greek splēn-, splēno-, from splēn spleen
splendent
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin splendent-, splendens, from Latin, present participle of splendēre Date: 15th century 1. shining, glossy 2. ...
splendid
adjective Etymology: Latin splendidus, from splendēre to shine; perhaps akin to Middle Irish lainn bright Date: 1624 1. possessing or displaying splendor: as a. shining, ...
splendide mendax
foreign term Etymology: Latin nobly untruthful
splendidly
adverb see splendid
splendidness
noun see splendid
splendiferous
adjective Etymology: splendor + -i- + -ferous Date: 1843 extraordinarily or showily impressive • splendiferously adverb • splendiferousness noun
splendiferously
adverb see splendiferous
splendiferousness
noun see splendiferous
splendor
noun Etymology: Middle English splendure, from Anglo-French splendur, from Latin splendor, from splendēre Date: 15th century 1. a. great brightness or luster ; ...
splendorous
adjective see splendor
splendour
chiefly British variant of splendor
splendrous
adjective see splendor
splenectomize
transitive verb see splenectomy
splenectomy
noun (plural -mies) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1859 surgical removal of the spleen • splenectomize transitive verb
splenetic
adjective Etymology: Late Latin spleneticus, from Latin splen spleen Date: 1697 1. archaic given to melancholy 2. marked by bad temper, malevolence, or spite • ...
splenetically
adverb see splenetic
splenic
adjective Etymology: Latin splenicus, from Greek splēnikos, from splēn spleen Date: 1619 of, relating to, or located in the spleen
splenius
noun (plural splenii) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin splenium plaster, compress, from Greek splēnion, from splēn Date: 1732 either of two flat oblique muscles on each ...
spleno-
combining form see splen-
splenomegaly
noun (plural -lies) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1900 abnormal enlargement of the spleen
splent
noun see splint I
spleuchan
noun Etymology: Scottish Gaelic spliùcan & Irish spliúchán Date: 1785 Scottish & Irish a pouch especially for tobacco or money
splice
I. transitive verb (spliced; splicing) Etymology: obsolete Dutch splissen; akin to Middle Dutch splitten to split Date: circa 1525 1. a. to unite (as two ropes) by ...
splicer
noun see splice I
spliff
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1936 joint 4
spline
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1756 1. a thin wood or metal strip used in building construction 2. a key that is fixed to one of two connected mechanical parts and ...
splint
I. noun also splent Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Low German splinte, splente; probably akin to Middle Dutch splitten to split Date: 14th century 1. a small plate or ...
splint bone
noun Date: 1704 one of the slender rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bones on either side of the cannon bone in the limbs of the horse and related animals
splinter
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Dutch; akin to Middle Low German splinte splint Date: 14th century 1. a. a thin piece split or broken off lengthwise ; ...
splintery
adjective see splinter I
Split
geographical name city & port S Croatia on Dalmatian coast population 200,459
split
I. verb (split; splitting) Etymology: Dutch splitten, from Middle Dutch; akin to Middle High German splīzen to split and probably to Old High German spaltan to split Date: ...
split decision
noun Date: 1952 a decision in a boxing match reflecting a division of opinion among the referee and judges
split end
noun Date: 1955 1. an offensive football end who lines up usually several yards to the side of the formation 2. a hair tip that has become frayed (as from dryness) — ...
split hairs
phrasal to make oversubtle or trivial distinctions
split infinitive
noun Date: 1897 an infinitive with to having a modifier between the to and the verbal (as in “to really start”) Usage: The split infinitive was discovered and named ...
split one's sides
phrasal to laugh heartily
split pea
noun Date: 1736 a dried hulled pea (as a field pea) in which the cotyledons usually split apart
split personality
noun Date: 1919 1. schizophrenia; also multiple personality disorder 2. a dual nature or character
split rail
noun Date: 1826 a fence rail split from a log
split screen
noun Date: 1944 a film or video technique in which the frame is divided into discrete nonoverlapping images; also the visual composition based on this technique
split second
noun Date: 1912 a fractional part of a second ; flash

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