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springwood
noun Date: 1884 the softer more porous portion of an annual ring of wood that develops early in the growing season — compare summerwood
springy
adjective (springier; -est) Date: 1660 1. having an elastic quality ; resilient 2. having or showing a lively and energetic movement Synonyms: see elastic • ...
sprinkle
I. verb (sprinkled; sprinkling) Etymology: Middle English sprenklen, sprinclen; akin to Middle High German spreckel, sprenkel spot Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to ...
sprinkler
noun see sprinkle I
sprinkler system
noun Date: circa 1909 a system for protecting a building against fire by means of overhead pipes which convey an extinguishing fluid (as water) to heat-activated outlets
sprinklered
adjective Date: 1927 having a sprinkler system
sprinkling
noun Date: 1594 1. a limited quantity or amount ; modicum 2. a small quantity falling in scattered drops or particles 3. a small number distributed at random ; scattering
sprint
I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English (Scots) sprenten to spring, leap, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect sprinta to jump, hop; akin to Old High German ...
sprint car
noun Date: 1954 a rugged racing automobile that is midway in size between midget racers and ordinary racers, has about the same horsepower as the larger racers, and is usually ...
sprinter
noun see sprint I
sprit
noun Etymology: Middle English spret, sprit, from Old English sprēot pole, spear; akin to Old English -sprūtan to sprout Date: 14th century a spar that crosses a ...
sprite
noun Etymology: Middle English sprit, from Anglo-French espriz, espirit spirit, sprite — more at spirit Date: 14th century 1. a. archaic soul b. a disembodied spirit ...
spritsail
noun Date: 15th century 1. a sail extended by a sprit 2. a sail formerly set on a yard beneath the bowsprit
spritz
verb Etymology: German spritzen to squirt, spray Date: 1902 transitive verb spray intransitive verb to disperse or apply a spray • spritz noun
spritzer
noun Etymology: German, from spritzen Date: 1945 a beverage of usually white wine and soda water
sprocket
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1886 1. a toothed wheel whose teeth engage the links of a chain 2. a cylinder with teeth around the circumference at either end that ...
sprout
I. verb Etymology: Middle English spruten, from Old English -sprūtan; akin to Old High German spriozan to sprout, Lithuanian sprausti to squeeze, thrust Date: 13th century ...
sprouting broccoli
noun Date: 1852 broccoli 2a(2)
Spruance
biographical name Raymond Ames 1886-1969 American admiral
spruce
I. verb (spruced; sprucing) Date: 1594 transitive verb to make spruce — often used with up intransitive verb to make oneself spruce II. adjective (sprucer; ...
spruce beer
noun Date: 1744 a beverage flavored with spruce; especially one made from spruce twigs and leaves boiled with molasses or sugar and fermented with yeast
spruce budworm
noun Date: 1884 a tortricid moth (Choristoneura fumiferana) whose larva feeds on evergreen trees (as spruce and balsam fir) in the northern United States and Canada; also a ...
spruce pine
noun Date: 1684 an American tree (as some pines and spruces or the common eastern hemlock) of the pine family with light, soft, or weak wood
sprucely
adverb see spruce II
spruceness
noun see spruce II
sprucy
adjective (sprucier; -est) Date: 1774 spruce
sprue
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1875 1. the waste piece on a casting (as of metal or plastic) left by the hole through which the mold was filled 2. the hole ...
sprung
past and past participle of spring
sprung rhythm
noun Date: 1877 a poetic rhythm designed to approximate the natural rhythm of speech and characterized by the frequent juxtaposition of single accented syllables and the ...
spry
adjective (sprier or spryer; spriest or spryest) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1746 nimble 1 • spryly adverb • spryness noun
spryly
adverb see spry
spryness
noun see spry
spud
I. verb (spudded; spudding) Date: 1652 transitive verb 1. to dig with a spud 2. to begin to drill (an oil well) intransitive verb to use a spud II. noun Etymology: ...
spume
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin spuma — more at foam Date: 14th century frothy matter on liquids ; foam, scum • spumous adjective • ...
spumone
noun see spumoni
spumoni
also spumone noun Etymology: Italian spumone, augmentative of spuma foam, from Latin Date: 1924 ice cream in layers of different colors, flavors, and textures often with ...
spumous
adjective see spume I
spumy
adjective see spume I
spun
past and past participle of spin
spun glass
noun Date: 1779 1. blown glass that has slender threads of glass incorporated in it 2. fiberglass
spun sugar
noun Date: 1846 sugar boiled to long threads and gathered up and shaped or heaped on a stick as a candy
spun yarn
noun Date: 14th century 1. a textile yarn spun from staple-length fiber 2. a small rope or stuff formed of two or more rope yarns loosely twisted and used for seizings ...
spunbonded
adjective Date: 1961 of or relating to a nonwoven polymeric material that resembles cloth or fabric
spunk
I. noun Etymology: Scottish Gaelic spong sponge, tinder, from Middle Irish spongc, from Latin spongia sponge Date: 1582 1. a. a woody tinder ; punk b. any of ...
spunkie
noun Date: 1727 Scottish ignis fatuus 1
spunkily
adverb see spunky
spunkiness
noun see spunky
spunky
adjective (spunkier; -est) Date: 1786 full of spunk ; spirited • spunkily adverb • spunkiness noun
spur
I. noun Etymology: Middle English spure, from Old English spura; akin to Old English spurnan to kick — more at spurn Date: before 12th century 1. a. a pointed device ...
spur gear
noun Date: 1823 a gear wheel with radial teeth parallel to its axis — called also spur wheel
spur wheel
noun see spur gear
spur-of-the-moment
adjective Date: 1948 occurring or developing without premeditation ; hastily extemporized
spurge
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French espurge, spurge, from espurger to clean out, purge, from Latin expurgare — more at expurgate Date: 14th century any of a ...
spurge laurel
noun Date: 1597 a low-growing Eurasian shrub (Daphne laureola) with oblong evergreen leaves and axillary racemes of yellowish flowers
spurious
adjective Etymology: Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin spurius false, from Latin, of illegitimate birth, from spurius, noun, bastard Date: 1598 1. of illegitimate birth ; ...
spuriously
adverb see spurious
spuriousness
noun see spurious
spurn
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English spurnan; akin to Old High German spurnan to kick, Latin spernere to spurn, Greek spairein to quiver Date: before 12th ...
spurner
noun see spurn I
spurred
adjective Date: 15th century 1. wearing spurs 2. having one or more spurs
spurrey
or spurry noun (plural spurreys or spurries) Etymology: Dutch spurrie, from Medieval Latin spergula Date: 1577 a white-flowered European annual weedy herb (Spergula ...
spurry
noun see spurrey
spurt
I. verb Etymology: perhaps akin to Middle High German spürzen to spit, Old English -sprūtan to sprout — more at sprout Date: 1570 intransitive verb to gush forth ; ...
spurtle
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1756 chiefly Scottish a wooden stick for stirring porridge
Sputnik
noun Etymology: Russian, literally, traveling companion, from s, so with + put' path Date: 1957 any of a series of earth-orbiting satellites launched by the Soviet Union ...
sputter
I. verb Etymology: akin to Dutch sputteren to sputter Date: 1598 transitive verb 1. to spit or squirt from the mouth with explosive sounds 2. to utter hastily or ...
sputterer
noun see sputter I
sputum
noun (plural sputa) Etymology: Latin, from neuter of sputus, past participle of spuere to spit — more at spew Date: circa 1693 expectorated matter especially from the air ...
Spuyten Duyvil Creek
geographical name channel New York City N of Manhattan Island connecting Hudson & Harlem rivers
spy
I. verb (spied; spying) Etymology: Middle English spien, from Anglo-French espier, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German spehōn to spy; akin to Latin specere to look, ...
spyglass
noun Date: 1706 a small telescope
spymaster
noun Date: 1938 the head of a ring of spies ; a director of intelligence
Spyri
biographical name Johanna 1827-1901 née Heusser Swiss author
sq
abbreviation 1. squadron 2. square
squab
noun (plural squabs) Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect skvabb loose, fat flesh Date: 1664 1. a. couch b. a cushion for a chair or ...
squabble
I. noun Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect skvabbel dispute Date: 1602 a noisy altercation or quarrel usually over petty matters Synonyms: ...
squabbler
noun see squabble II
squad
I. noun Etymology: Middle French esquade, from Old Spanish & Old Italian; Old Spanish escuadra & Old Italian squadra, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *exquadrare to make square — ...
squad car
noun Date: 1938 a police automobile connected with headquarters by a two-way radio — called also black-and-white, cruiser, prowl car
squad room
noun Date: 1943 1. a room in a barracks used to billet soldiers 2. a room in a police station where members of the force assemble
squadron
noun Etymology: Italian squadrone, augmentative of squadra squad, from Old Italian Date: 1562 1. a unit of military organization: as a. a cavalry unit higher than a troop ...
squadron leader
noun Date: 1919 a commissioned officer in the British air force who ranks with a major in the army
squalene
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin squalus, a sea fish — more at whale Date: 1916 an acyclic hydrocarbon C30H50 that is widely distributed in ...
squalid
adjective Etymology: Latin squalidus rough, dirty, from squalēre to be covered with scales or dirt, from squalus dirty; perhaps akin to Latin squama scale Date: 1596 1. ...
squalidly
adverb see squalid
squalidness
noun see squalid
squall
I. verb Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skval useless chatter Date: circa 1631 intransitive verb to cry out raucously ; scream transitive ...
squaller
noun see squall I
squally
adjective (squallier; -est) Date: 1719 1. marked by squalls 2. gusty
squalor
noun Etymology: Latin, from squalēre Date: 1621 the quality or state of being squalid
squama
noun (plural squamae) Etymology: Latin Date: circa 1706 scale; also a structure resembling a scale
squamate
noun Etymology: ultimately from Late Latin squamatus scaly, from Latin squama Date: 1968 any of an order (Squamata) of reptiles including the snakes and lizards and related ...
squamosal
I. noun Date: 1848 a squamosal bone II. adjective Date: circa 1852 1. squamous 2. of, relating to, or being a bone of the skull of many vertebrates corresponding to the ...
squamous
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin squamosus, from squama scale Date: 15th century 1. a. covered with or consisting of scales ; scaly b. of, relating to, ...
squamous cell
noun Date: 1907 a cell of or derived from squamous epithelium
squamous cell carcinoma
noun Date: 1907 a carcinoma that is made up of or arises from squamous cells and usually occurs in areas of the body exposed to strong sunlight over many years
squamulose
adjective Etymology: Latin squamula, diminutive of squama Date: 1857 being or having a thallus made up of small leafy lobes
squander
I. verb (squandered; squandering) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1536 transitive verb 1. to spend extravagantly or foolishly ; dissipate, waste 2. to cause to ...
squanderer
noun see squander I
square
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French esquarre, from Vulgar Latin *exquadra, from *exquadrare to square, from Latin ex- + quadrare to square — more at quadrate ...
square away
verb Date: 1838 intransitive verb 1. to square the yards so as to sail before the wind 2. to put everything in order or in readiness 3. to take up a fighting stance ...
square bracket
noun Date: 1872 bracket 3a
square dance
noun Date: 1870 a dance for four couples who form the sides of a square • square-dance intransitive verb • square dancer noun • square dancing noun
square dancer
noun see square dance
square dancing
noun see square dance
square knot
noun Date: circa 1867 a knot made of two reverse half-knots and typically used to join the ends of two cords — see knot illustration
square matrix
noun Date: 1858 a mathematical matrix with the same number of rows and columns
square measure
noun Date: 1728 a unit or system of units for measuring area — see metric system table, weight table
square of opposition
Date: 1864 a square figure on which may be demonstrated the logical relationships of contraries, contradictories, subcontraries, and subalterns and superalterns
square off
intransitive verb Date: 1837 to take a fighting stance ; prepare to fight; also fight
square one
noun Etymology: from the use of numbered squares in some board games Date: 1960 the initial stage or starting point
square rig
noun Date: circa 1875 a sailing-ship rig in which the principal sails are extended on yards fastened to the masts horizontally and at their center
square root
noun Date: 1557 a factor of a number that when squared gives the number
square sail
noun Date: 1600 a 4-sided sail extended on a yard suspended at the middle from a mast
square shooter
noun Date: circa 1914 a just or honest person
square wave
noun Date: 1932 a waveform that varies periodically and abruptly from one to the other of two uniform values
square-dance
intransitive verb see square dance
square-rigged
adjective Date: 1769 having or equipped with a square rig
square-rigger
noun Date: 1855 a square-rigged craft
square-toed
adjective Date: 1785 1. having a toe that is square 2. old-fashioned, conservative
squarely
adverb Date: 1564 1. in a straightforward or honest manner 2. a. exactly, precisely b. so as to make solid contact 3. in a square form or manner ; so as to ...
squareness
noun see square II
squarer
noun see square III
squarish
adjective Date: 1742 somewhat square in form or appearance • squarishly adverb • squarishness noun
squarishly
adverb see squarish
squarishness
noun see squarish
squark
noun Etymology: probably from supersymmetric + quark Date: 1982 the hypothetical boson analogue of a quark postulated under the rules of supersymmetry
squash
I. verb Etymology: alteration of Middle English squachen to crush, annul, from Anglo-French esquacher, from Old French es- ex- + quachier to hide from view, from Vulgar Latin ...
squash bug
noun Date: circa 1846 a large black American bug (Anasa tristis of the family Coreidae) injurious to plants of the gourd family
squash racquets
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1886 squash 6
squash tennis
noun Date: 1901 a singles racket game resembling squash played with an inflated ball the size of a tennis ball
squasher
noun see squash I
squashily
adverb see squashy
squashiness
noun see squashy
squashy
adjective (squashier; -est) Date: 1698 1. easily squashed 2. softly wet ; boggy 3. soft because overripe • squashily adverb • squashiness noun
squat
I. verb (squatted; squatting) Etymology: Middle English squatten to crush, crouch in hiding, from Middle French (Picard dialect) esquatir, escuater, from Old French es- ex- + ...
squatly
adverb see squat II
squatness
noun see squat II
squatter
I. intransitive verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1785 to go along through or as if through water II. noun Date: 1788 one that squats: as a. one that settles on ...
squatter sovereignty
noun Date: 1854 popular sovereignty 2
squatty
adjective (squattier; -est) Date: 1881 1. low to the ground 2. dumpy, thickset
squaw
noun Etymology: Massachusett squa, ussqua woman Date: 1634 1. often offensive an American Indian woman 2. usually disparaging woman, wife
squaw man
noun Date: 1866 often disparaging a white man married to an American Indian woman and usually living as one of her tribe
squawbush
noun Date: 1906 a strong-scented sumac (Rhus trilobata) of western North America with ternately compound leaves — called also skunkbrush
squawfish
noun Date: 1881 any of several large cyprinid fishes (genus Ptychocheilus) of western North America — called also pikeminnow
squawk
I. intransitive verb Etymology: probably blend of squall and squeak Date: 1821 1. to utter a harsh abrupt scream 2. to complain or protest loudly or vehemently • ...
squawk box
noun Date: 1945 an intercom speaker
squawker
noun see squawk I
squawroot
noun Date: circa 1848 a North American scaly herb (Conopholis americana) of the broomrape family parasitic especially on oak roots
squeak
I. verb Etymology: Middle English squeken, of imitative origin Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to utter or make a short shrill cry or noise 2. squeal 2a 3. to ...
squeaker
noun Date: 1641 1. one that squeaks 2. a contest (as a game or an election) won by a small margin
squeaky
adjective see squeak II
squeaky-clean
adjective Date: 1968 1. completely clean 2. completely free from moral taint of any kind
squeal
I. verb Etymology: Middle English squelen, of imitative origin Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to make a shrill cry or noise 2. a. to turn informer b. ...
squealer
noun see squeal I
squeamish
adjective Etymology: Middle English squaymisch, modification of Anglo-French escoymous Date: 15th century 1. a. easily nauseated ; queasy b. affected with nausea 2. ...
squeamishly
adverb see squeamish
squeamishness
noun see squeamish
squeegee
I. noun also squilgee Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1844 a blade of leather or rubber set on a handle and used for spreading, pushing, or wiping liquid material on, across, ...
squeezability
noun see squeeze I
squeezable
adjective see squeeze I
squeeze
I. verb (squeezed; squeezing) Etymology: alteration of obsolete English quease, from Middle English queysen, from Old English cwȳsan; akin to Icelandic kveisa stomach cramps ...
squeeze bottle
noun Date: 1950 a bottle of flexible plastic that dispenses its contents when it is squeezed
squeeze off
verb Date: circa 1949 transitive verb to fire (a round) by squeezing the trigger intransitive verb to fire a weapon by squeezing the trigger
squeeze play
noun Date: 1905 1. a baseball play in which a runner on third base starts for home plate as the ball is being pitched and the batter attempts to bunt to give the runner a ...
squeezer
noun see squeeze I
squelch
I. verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1624 transitive verb 1. a. to fall or stamp on so as to crush b. (1) to completely suppress ; quell (2) silence ...
squelcher
noun see squelch I
squelchy
adjective see squelch II
squeteague
noun (plural squeteague) Etymology: of southeast New England Algonquian origin; akin to Mohegan cheegut weakfish Date: 1803 any of several weakfishes (especially Cynoscion ...
squib
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1525 1. a. a short humorous or satiric writing or speech b. a short news item; especially filler 2. a. a small ...
squib kick
noun Date: circa 1956 a kickoff in football in which the ball bounces along the ground
SQUID
noun Etymology: superconducting quantum interference device Date: 1967 an instrument for detecting and measuring very weak magnetic fields
squid
I. noun (plural squid or squids) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1613 any of an order (Teuthoidea) of cephalopods having eight short arms and two usually longer tentacles, a ...
squiffed
or squiffy adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1855 intoxicated, drunk
squiffy
adjective see squiffed
squiggle
I. verb (squiggled; squiggling) Etymology: blend of squirm and wriggle Date: circa 1816 intransitive verb 1. squirm, wriggle 2. to write or paint hastily ; scribble ...
squiggly
adjective see squiggle II
squilgee
variant of squeegee
squill
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French squille, Latin squilla, scilla, from Greek skilla Date: 14th century 1. a. a Mediterranean bulbous herb (Urginea ...
squilla
noun (plural squillas or squillae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, shrimp, crayfish Date: 1658 any of various stomatopod crustaceans (especially genus Squilla) that burrow ...
squinch
I. verb Etymology: probably blend of squint and pinch Date: 1835 transitive verb 1. to screw up (the eyes or face) ; squint 2. a. to make more compact b. to ...
squinny
I. verb (squinnied; squinnying) Etymology: probably from obsolete English squin asquint, from Middle English skuin Date: 1605 squint II. noun Date: circa 1881 squint • ...
squint
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English asquint Date: 1579 1. of an eye looking or tending to look obliquely or askance (as with envy or disdain) 2. of the eyes not having ...
squint-eyed
adjective Date: 1589 1. having eyes that squint; specifically affected with cross-eye 2. looking askance (as in envy)
squinter
noun see squint II
squinting modifier
noun Date: 1924 a modifier (as often in “getting dressed often is a nuisance”) so placed in a sentence that it can be interpreted as modifying either what precedes or what ...
squintingly
adverb see squint II
squinty
adjective see squint III
squirarchy
noun see squirearchy
squire
I. noun Etymology: Middle English squier, from Anglo-French esquier — more at esquire Date: 13th century 1. a shield bearer or armor bearer of a knight 2. a. a male ...
squirearchy
also squirarchy noun (plural -chies) Date: 1796 the class of landed gentry or landed proprietors
squirish
adjective see squire I
squirm
intransitive verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1691 to twist about like a worm ; fidget • squirm noun • squirmy adjective
squirmy
adjective see squirm
squirrel
I. noun (plural squirrels; also squirrel) Etymology: Middle English squirel, from Anglo-French escurel, esquirel, from Vulgar Latin *scuriolus, diminutive of scurius, alteration ...
squirrel cage
noun Date: 1821 1. a cage for a small animal (as a squirrel) that contains a rotatable cylinder for exercising 2. something resembling the working of a squirrel cage in ...
squirrel corn
noun Date: 1843 a North American herb (Dicentra canadensis) of the fumitory family with much-divided leaves and a scapose raceme of cream-colored flowers
squirrel gun
noun see squirrel rifle
squirrel monkey
noun Date: 1773 any of several small soft-haired South American monkeys (genus Saimiri, especially S. sciureus of the family Cebidae) that have a long tail not used for ...
squirrel rifle
noun Etymology: from its being suitable only for small game Date: 1834 a small-caliber rifle — called also squirrel gun
squirrelfish
noun Date: 1803 any of various small chiefly tropical usually red bony fishes (family Holocentridae) with large eyes, spiny fins, and rough scales
squirrelly
adjective Date: 1928 nutty 3
squirt
I. verb Etymology: Middle English; akin to Low German swirtjen to squirt Date: 15th century intransitive verb to come forth in a sudden rapid stream from a narrow opening ; ...
squirt gun
noun Date: 1803 water pistol
squirter
noun see squirt I
squirting cucumber
noun Date: 1802 a Mediterranean plant (Ecballium elaterium) of the gourd family with oblong fruit that bursts from the peduncle when ripe and forcibly ejects the seeds
squish
verb Etymology: alteration of squash Date: circa 1647 transitive verb 1. squash 2. squelch, suck intransitive verb squelch, suck • squish noun
squishiness
noun see squishy
squishy
adjective (squishier; -est) Date: circa 1847 1. being soft, yielding, and usually damp 2. not firm, steady, or fixed ; soft: as a. lenient 2 b. imprecise • ...
squoosh
verb Etymology: alteration of 1squash Date: 1942 squash, crush
squooshy
adjective (squooshier; -est) Etymology: by alteration Date: 1981 squishy 1
SR
abbreviation 1. seaman recruit 2. shipping receipt
Sr
I. abbreviation 1. senior 2. senor; señor 3. sister II. symbol strontium
Sra
abbreviation senora; señora
SRAM
abbreviation static RAM
Sranan
noun Etymology: Sranan, short for Sranan Tongo, literally, Suriname tongue Date: 1953 an English-based creole widely spoken in Suriname — called also Sranan Tongo
Sranan Tongo
noun see Sranan
sri
also shri noun Etymology: Sanskrit śrī, literally, beauty, majesty; akin to Greek kreiōn ruler, master Date: 1799 — used as a conventional title of respect when ...
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
geographical name legislative capital of Sri Lanka, a suburb of Colombo
Sri Lanka
or formerly Ceylon geographical name country coextensive with island of Ceylon; an independent republic in the Commonwealth of Nations capital Colombo area 25,332 square miles ...
Sri Lankan
adjective or noun see Sri Lanka
Srinagar
geographical name city India, summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, in W Kashmir on the Jhelum NNE of Lahore population 423,253
SRO
I. noun Etymology: single-room occupancy Date: 1941 a house, apartment building, or residential hotel in which low-income or welfare tenants live in single rooms II. ...
Srta
abbreviation senorita; señorita
ss
abbreviation 1. scilicet — used in legal documents 2. [Latin semis] one half
SS
I. noun Etymology: German, abbreviation for Schutzstaffel, literally, protection echelon Date: 1932 a unit of Nazis created as bodyguard to Hitler and later expanded to take ...
SSA
abbreviation Social Security Administration
SSE
abbreviation south-southeast
SSG
or SSgt abbreviation staff sergeant
SSgt
abbreviation see SSG
SSI
abbreviation supplemental security income
SSM
abbreviation staff sergeant major
SSN
abbreviation Social Security number
ssp
abbreviation subspecies
SSR
abbreviation Soviet Socialist Republic
SSRI
noun Date: 1991 any of a class of antidepressants (as fluoxetine) that inhibit the inactivation of serotonin by blocking its reuptake by presynaptic neuron endings — called ...
SSS
abbreviation Selective Service System
SST
noun Etymology: supersonic transport Date: 1961 supersonic transport
Ssu-p'ing
geographical name — see Siping
SSW
abbreviation south-southwest
st
abbreviation 1. stanza 2. state 3. stitch 4. stone
St
abbreviation 1. saint 2. stratus 3. street
ST
abbreviation standard time
St Denis
biographical name Ruth 1878-1968 American dancer & choreographer
St John
biographical name Henry — see Bolingbroke
St Laurent
biographical name Louis Stephen 1882-1973 Canadian politician; prime minister (1948-57)
sta
abbreviation station
stab
I. noun Etymology: Middle English stabbe Date: 15th century 1. a wound produced by a pointed weapon 2. a. a thrust of a pointed weapon b. a jerky thrust 3. effort, ...
stab in the back
phrasal betray
Stabat Mater
foreign term Etymology: Latin the mother was standing — title of a Latin hymn
stabber
noun see stab II
stabile
I. adjective Etymology: Latin stabilis — more at stable Date: 1896 stationary, stable II. noun Etymology: probably from French, from Latin stabilis, adjective Date: 1937 ...
stabilise
British variant of stabilize
stabiliser
British variant of stabilizer
stability
noun (plural -ties) Date: 14th century 1. the quality, state, or degree of being stable: as a. the strength to stand or endure ; firmness b. the property of a body that ...
stabilization
noun see stabilize
stabilize
verb (-lized; -lizing) Date: 1861 transitive verb 1. to make stable, steadfast, or firm 2. to hold steady: as a. to maintain the stability of (as an airplane) by ...
stabilizer
noun Date: circa 1909 one that stabilizes something: as a. a substance added to another substance (as an explosive or plastic) or to a system (as an emulsion) to prevent or ...
stable
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French estable, stable, from Latin stabulum, from stare to stand — more at stand Date: 13th century 1. a building in which ...
stable fly
noun Date: 1862 a biting dipteran fly (Stomoxys calcitrans) that resembles the common housefly and is abundant about stables
stableman
noun see stable I
stablemate
noun Date: 1926 1. an animal stabled with another 2. a member of a stable
stableness
noun see stable III
stabler
noun Date: 15th century one who keeps a stable

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