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stanza
noun Etymology: Italian, stay, abode, room, stanza, from Vulgar Latin *stantia stay — more at stance Date: 1589 a division of a poem consisting of a series of lines ...
stanzaic
adjective see stanza
stapedectomy
noun (plural -mies) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin staped-, stapes Date: 1894 surgical removal and prosthetic replacement of part or all of ...
stapedial
adjective Date: circa 1859 of, relating to, or located near the stapes
stapelia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from J. B. van Stapel died 1636 Dutch botanist Date: 1776 any of a genus (Stapelia) of chiefly African perennial herbs of the milkweed family with ...
stapes
noun (plural stapes or stapedes) Etymology: New Latin staped-, stapes, from Medieval Latin, stirrup, alteration of Late Latin stapia Date: 1615 the innermost ossicle of the ...
staph
noun Date: circa 1933 staphylococcus
staphylinid
noun Etymology: New Latin Staphylinidae, ultimately from Greek staphylē bunch of grapes Date: 1862 rove beetle • staphylinid adjective
staphylococcal
also staphylococcic adjective Date: 1900 of, relating to, caused by, or being a staphylococcus
staphylococcic
adjective see staphylococcal
staphylococcus
noun (plural staphylococci) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek staphylē bunch of grapes + New Latin -coccus Date: 1887 any of a genus (Staphylococcus) of nonmotile ...
staple
I. noun Etymology: Middle English stapel post, staple, from Old English stapol post; akin to Middle Dutch stapel step, heap, emporium, Old English steppan to step Date: 13th ...
stapler
I. noun Date: circa 1533 one that deals in staple goods or in staple fiber II. noun Date: circa 1909 one that inserts staples; especially a small usually hand-operated ...
star
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English sterre, from Old English steorra; akin to Old High German sterno star, Latin stella, Greek astēr, astron Date: ...
star anise
noun Date: 1838 the small brown star-shaped pungent fruit of a Chinese and Vietnamese tree (Illicium verum) that has a flavor similar to but stronger than anise and is dried ...
star apple
noun Date: 1683 a tropical American tree (Chrysophyllum cainito) of the sapodilla family grown in warm regions for ornament or fruit; also its usually green to purple ...
star facet
noun Date: 1750 one of the eight small triangular facets which abut on the table in the bezel of a brilliant
star fruit
noun Date: 1965 carambola 1
star grass
noun Date: 1687 1. any of a genus (Hypoxis of the family Hypoxidaceae) of grasslike perennial herbs with small star-shaped white or yellow flowers 2. either of two ...
star of Bethlehem
Date: 1789 a star which according to Christian tradition guided the Magi to the infant Jesus in Bethlehem
Star of David
Date: circa 1936 Magen David
star route
noun Etymology: from the asterisk used to designate such routes in postal publications Date: 1876 a mail-delivery route in a rural or thinly populated area served by a ...
star sapphire
noun Date: 1798 a sapphire that when cut with a convex surface and polished exhibits asterism
star shell
noun Date: circa 1876 1. a shell that on bursting releases a shower of brilliant stars and is used for signaling 2. a shell with an illuminating projectile
star system
noun Date: 1832 the practice of casting famous performers in principal roles (as in motion pictures or the theater) especially in order to capitalize on their popular appeal
star thistle
noun Date: 1578 1. a widely naturalized spiny Old World knapweed (Centaurea calcitrapa) with purple flowers — called also caltrops 2. any of various knapweeds related to ...
star turn
noun Date: 1898 chiefly British the featured skit or number in a theatrical production; broadly the most widely publicized person or item in a group
star-chamber
adjective Etymology: Star Chamber, a court existing in England from the 15th century until 1641 Date: 1788 characterized by secrecy and often being irresponsibly arbitrary ...
star-crossed
adjective Date: 1595 not favored by the stars ; ill-fated
star-nosed mole
noun Date: 1826 a common black long-tailed semiaquatic mole (Condylura cristata) of the northeastern United States and adjacent Canada that has a series of pink fleshy ...
star-of-Bethlehem
noun Date: 1573 any of various Old World bulbous herbs (genus Ornithogalum) of the lily family with basal leaves resembling grass; especially one (O. umbellatum) with white ...
star-spangled
adjective Date: 1591 star-studded
star-studded
adjective Date: 1904 abounding in or covered with stars
Stara Zagora
geographical name city central Bulgaria population 164,553
starboard
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sterbord, from Old English stēorbord, from stēor- steering oar + bord ship's side — more at steer, board Date: before 12th century the ...
starburst
noun Date: 1959 something (as a pattern) that resembles diverging rays of light
starch
I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English sterchen, probably from Old English *stercan to stiffen; akin to Old English stearc stiff — more at stark Date: 15th century to ...
starchily
adverb see starchy
starchiness
noun see starchy
starchy
adjective (starchier; -est) Date: 1802 1. containing, consisting of, or resembling starch 2. formal, stiff • starchily adverb • starchiness noun
stardom
noun Date: 1865 the status or position of a star
stardust
noun Date: 1927 a feeling or impression of romance, magic, or ethereality
stare
I. verb (stared; staring) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English starian; akin to Old High German starēn to stare, Greek stereos solid, Lithuanian starinti to stiffen ...
stare daggers
phrasal see look daggers
stare decisis
noun Etymology: Latin, to stand by decided matters Date: 1782 a doctrine or policy of following rules or principles laid down in previous judicial decisions unless they ...
stare down
transitive verb Date: 1925 to cause to waver or submit by or as if by staring
stare one in the face
phrasal to be undeniably and forcefully evident or apparent
starer
noun see stare I
starets
noun (plural startsy) Etymology: Russian, from staryĭ old — more at stour Date: 1917 a spiritual director or religious teacher in the Eastern Orthodox Church; specifically ...
starfish
noun Date: 1538 any of a class (Asteroidea) of echinoderms that have a body of usually five arms radially arranged about a central disk and feed largely on mollusks (as ...
starflower
noun Date: 1629 any of several plants having star-shaped pentamerous flowers; especially any of a genus (Trientalis, especially T. borealis) of perennial herbs of the ...
stargaze
intransitive verb Etymology: back-formation from stargazer Date: 1626 1. to gaze at stars 2. to gaze raptly or contemplatively
stargazer
noun Date: 1560 1. one who gazes at the stars: as a. astrologer b. astronomer 2. any of various marine bony fishes (families Uranoscopidae and Dactyloscopidae) with ...
stargazing
noun Date: 1576 1. the act or practice of a stargazer 2. a. absorption in chimerical or impractical ideas ; woolgathering b. the quality or state of being ...
Starhemberg
biographical name Ernst Rüdiger 1899-1956 Fürst von Starhemberg Austrian politician
Stark
I. biographical name Johannes 1874-1957 German physicist II. biographical name John 1728-1822 American general in Revolution
stark
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, stiff, strong, from Old English stearc; akin to Old High German starc strong, Lithuanian starinti to stiffen — more at stare Date: ...
starkers
adjective Etymology: alteration of 1stark Date: circa 1923 chiefly British completely unclothed ; naked
starkly
adverb see stark I
starkness
noun see stark I
starless
adjective see star I
starlet
noun Date: 1920 a young movie actress being coached and publicized for starring roles
starlight
noun Date: 14th century the light given by the stars
starlike
adjective see star I
starling
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English stærlinc, from stær starling + -ling, -linc -ling; akin to Old High German stara starling, Latin sturnus Date: before 12th ...
starlit
adjective Date: 1834 lighted by the stars
starry
adjective (starrier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. a. adorned with stars; especially star-studded b. of, relating to, or consisting of stars ; stellar c. shining like ...
starry-eyed
adjective Date: 1904 regarding an object or a prospect in an overly favorable light; specifically characterized by dreamy, impracticable, or utopian thinking ; visionary
Stars and Bars
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1861 the first flag of the Confederate States of America having three bars of red, white, and red respectively and a blue union ...
Stars and Stripes
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1777 the flag of the United States having 13 alternately red and white horizontal stripes and a blue union with white stars ...
starship
noun Date: 1934 a spacecraft designed for interstellar travel
starstruck
adjective Date: 1968 particularly taken with celebrities (as movie stars)
START
abbreviation strategic arms reduction talks
start
I. verb Etymology: Middle English sterten; akin to Middle High German sterzen to stand up stiffly, move quickly Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. a. to move ...
start anything
phrasal see start something
start something
also start anything phrasal to make trouble
start-up
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1845 1. the act or an instance of setting in operation or motion 2. a fledgling business enterprise
starter
I. noun Date: 1622 1. a person who initiates or sets going: as a. an official who gives the signal to begin a race b. one who dispatches vehicles 2. a. one that ...
starting block
noun Date: 1937 1. a device that usually consists of two blocks mounted on either side of an adjustable frame and that provides a runner with a rigid surface against which to ...
starting gate
noun Date: 1898 1. a mechanically operated barrier used as a starting device for a race 2. a barrier that when knocked aside by a competitor (as a skier) starts an ...
startle
I. verb (startled; startling) Etymology: Middle English stertlen, frequentative of sterten to start Date: 1530 intransitive verb to move or jump suddenly (as in surprise or ...
startlement
noun see startle I
startling
adjective Date: 1714 causing momentary fright, surprise, or astonishment • startlingly adverb
startlingly
adverb see startling
startsy
plural of starets
starvation
noun Date: 1778 1. the act or an instance of starving 2. the state of being starved
starvation wages
noun plural Date: 1870 wages insufficient to provide the ordinary necessities of life
starve
verb (starved; starving) Etymology: Middle English sterven to die, starve, from Old English steorfan to die; akin to Old High German sterban to die, and probably to Lithuanian ...
starveling
I. noun Date: 1546 one that is thin from or as if from lack of food II. adjective Date: 1578 being a starveling; also marked by poverty or inadequacy
stash
I. transitive verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1797 to store in a usually secret place for future use — often used with away II. noun Date: circa 1914 1. hiding ...
stasis
noun (plural stases) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, act or condition of standing, stopping, from histasthai to stand — more at stand Date: 1745 1. a slowing or stoppage ...
stat
I. noun Date: circa 1961 statistic — usually used in plural II. adverb Etymology: from stat, abbreviation for L. statim Date: 1875 without delay ; immediately III. ...
statable
adjective see state II
statant
adjective Etymology: Latin status, past participle + English -ant Date: circa 1500 standing in profile with all feet on the ground — used of a heraldic animal
state
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English stat, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French estat, from Latin status, from stare to stand — more at stand Date: ...
state aid
noun Date: 1855 public monies appropriated by a state government for the partial support or improvement of a public local institution
state attorney
noun see state's attorney
state bank
noun Date: 1815 1. central bank 2. a bank chartered by and operating under the laws of a state of the United States
state bird
noun Date: 1910 a bird selected (as by the legislature) as an emblem of a state of the United States
state capitalism
noun Date: 1903 an economic system in which private capitalism is modified by a varying degree of government ownership and control
state church
noun Usage: often capitalized S&C Date: 1726 established church
state college
noun Date: 1831 a college that is financially supported by a state government, often specializes in a branch of technical or professional education, and often forms part of ...
State College
geographical name borough central Pennsylvania NE of Altoona population 38,420
state flower
noun Date: 1898 a flowering plant selected (as by the legislature) as an emblem of a state of the United States
state of the art
Date: 1910 the level of development (as of a device, procedure, process, technique, or science) reached at any particular time usually as a result of modern methods • ...
state of war
Date: 1656 1. a. a state of actual armed hostilities regardless of a formal declaration of war b. a legal state created and ended by official declaration regardless of ...
state socialism
noun Date: 1879 an economic system with limited socialist characteristics that is effected by gradual state action and typically includes public ownership of major industries ...
state tree
noun Date: 1917 a tree selected (as by the legislature) as an emblem of a state of the United States
state university
noun Date: 1785 a university maintained and administered by one of the states of the United States as part of the state public educational system
state's attorney
noun Date: 1809 a legal officer (as a district attorney) appointed or elected to represent a state in court proceedings within a district — called also state attorney
state's evidence
noun Usage: often capitalized S Date: 1787 a participant in a crime or an accomplice who gives evidence for the prosecution especially in return for a reduced sentence; also ...
state-of-the-art
adjective see state of the art
stateable
adjective see state II
statecraft
noun Date: 1642 the art of conducting state affairs
stated
adjective Date: circa 1641 1. fixed, regular 2. set down explicitly ; declared • statedly adverb
stated clerk
noun Date: circa 1909 an executive officer of a Presbyterian general assembly, synod, or presbytery ranking below the moderator
statedly
adverb see stated
statehood
noun Date: 1868 the condition of being a state; especially the status of being one of the states of the United States
statehouse
noun Date: 1638 the building in which a state legislature sits
stateless
adjective Date: 1609 1. having no state 2. lacking the status of a national • statelessness noun
statelessness
noun see stateless
stateliness
noun see stately
stately
adjective (statelier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. a. marked by lofty or imposing dignity b. haughty, unapproachable 2. impressive in size or proportions Synonyms: see ...
statement
noun Date: 1702 1. something stated: as a. a single declaration or remark ; assertion b. a report of facts or opinions 2. the act or process of stating or presenting ...
Staten Island
geographical name 1. island SE New York SW of mouth of Hudson River 2. (or formerly Richmond) borough of New York City including Staten Island population 443,728
stater
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek statēr, literally, a unit of weight, from histanai to cause to stand, weigh — more at stand Date: 14th century ...
stateroom
noun Date: 1660 1. cabin 1a(1) 2. a private room on a railroad car with one or more berths and a toilet
States General
noun plural Date: 1585 1. the assembly of the three orders of clergy, nobility, and third estate in France before the French Revolution 2. the legislature of the ...
states' righter
noun Date: 1945 a person who advocates strict interpretation of the United States constitutional guarantee of states' rights
states' rights
noun plural Date: 1839 all rights not vested by the United States Constitution in the federal government nor forbidden by it to the separate states
Statesboro
geographical name city E Georgia NW of Savannah population 22,698
stateside
I. adjective Usage: often capitalized Etymology: (United) States + side Date: 1944 being in, going to, coming from, or characteristic of the 48 conterminous states of the ...
statesman
noun Date: 1592 1. one versed in the principles or art of government; especially one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government or in shaping its policies ...
statesmanlike
adjective see statesman
statesmanly
adjective see statesman
statesmanship
noun see statesman
Statesville
geographical name city W central North Carolina N of Charlotte population 23,320
statewide
I. adjective Date: 1911 affecting or extending throughout all parts of a state II. adverb Date: circa 1934 throughout the state
Statia
geographical name — see Saint Eustatius
static
I. adjective Etymology: New Latin staticus, from Greek statikos causing to stand, skilled in weighing, from histanai to cause to stand, weigh — more at stand Date: 1638 1. ...
static electricity
noun Date: circa 1844 electricity that consists of isolated motionless charges (as those produced by friction)
static line
noun Date: 1930 a cord attached to a parachute pack and to an airplane to open the parachute after a jumper clears the plane
static tube
noun Date: 1923 a tube used for indicating static as distinct from impact pressure in a stream of fluid
statical
adjective see static I
statically
adverb see static I
statice
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus of herbs, from Latin, an astringent plant, from Greek statikē, from feminine of statikos causing to stand, astringent Date: 1745 sea lavender
staticky
adjective see static II
statics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1692 mechanics dealing with the relations of forces that produce equilibrium among material bodies
statin
noun Etymology: from -statin (as in lovastatin) Date: 1986 any of a group of drugs (as lovastatin and simvastatin) that inhibit the synthesis of cholesterol and promote the ...
station
I. noun Etymology: Middle English stacioun, from Anglo-French estation, statiun, from Latin station-, statio, from stare to stand — more at stand Date: 14th century 1. a. ...
station break
noun Date: 1937 a pause in a radio or television broadcast for announcement of the identity of the network or station; also an announcement or advertisement during this pause
station house
noun Date: 1833 a house at a post or station; especially police station
station wagon
noun Date: 1904 an automobile that has a passenger compartment which extends to the back of the vehicle, that has no trunk, that has one or more rear seats which can be ...
stational
adjective Date: 1902 of, relating to, or being a mass formerly celebrated by the pope at designated churches in Rome on appointed holy days
stationary
adjective Date: 1626 1. fixed in a station, course, or mode ; immobile 2. unchanging in condition
stationary bicycle
noun Date: 1962 an exercise apparatus that can be pedaled like a bicycle — called also stationary bike
stationary bike
noun see stationary bicycle
stationary front
noun Date: circa 1940 the boundary between two air masses neither of which is replacing the other
stationary wave
noun Date: 1856 standing wave
stationer
noun Etymology: Middle English staciouner, from Anglo-French stationer, from Medieval Latin stationarius, from station-, statio market stall, from Latin, station Date: 14th ...
stationery
noun Etymology: stationer Date: circa 1688 1. materials (as paper, pens, and ink) for writing or typing 2. letter paper usually accompanied with matching envelopes
stationmaster
noun Date: 1854 an official in charge of the operation of a railroad station
stations of the cross
Usage: often capitalized S&C Date: circa 1890 1. a series of usually 14 images or pictures especially in a church that represent the stages of Christ's passion and death 2. ...
statism
noun Date: 1919 concentration of economic controls and planning in the hands of a highly centralized government often extending to government ownership of industry
statist
noun Date: 1946 an advocate of statism • statist adjective
statistic
noun Etymology: singular of statistics Date: 1880 1. a single term or datum in a collection of statistics 2. a. a quantity (as the mean of a sample) that is computed ...
statistical
adjective Date: 1784 of, relating to, based on, or employing the principles of statistics • statistically adverb
statistical mechanics
noun plural but usually singular in construction Date: 1885 a branch of mechanics dealing with the application of the principles of statistics to the mechanics of a system ...
statistically
adverb see statistical
statistician
noun Date: 1825 one versed in or engaged in compiling statistics
statistics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: German Statistik study of political facts and figures, from New Latin statisticus of politics, from Latin status ...
Statius
biographical name Publius Papinius circa A.D. 45-96 Roman poet
stative
adjective Date: 1874 expressing a state, condition, or relation — compare active 3b
stato-
combining form Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek statos stationary, from histasthai to stand — more at stand 1. resting 2. equilibrium
statoblast
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1855 1. a bud in a freshwater bryozoan that overwinters in a chitinous envelope and develops into a new individual ...
statocyst
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1902 an organ of equilibrium occurring especially among invertebrate animals and consisting usually of a ...
statolith
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1900 1. any of the usually calcareous bodies suspended in a statocyst 2. any of various starch grains or other ...
stator
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, one that stands, from stare to stand — more at stand Date: 1902 a stationary part in a machine in or about which a rotor revolves
statoscope
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1900 a sensitive aneroid barometer for recording small changes in atmospheric pressure; especially one used ...
statuary
I. noun (plural -aries) Date: 1542 1. sculptor 2. a. the art of making statues b. a collection of statues ; statues II. adjective Date: 1627 of, relating to, or ...
statue
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French estatue, statue, from Latin statua, from statuere to set up — more at statute Date: 14th century a three-dimensional ...
Statue of Liberty
Date: 1887 1. a large copper statue of a woman holding a torch aloft in her right hand located on Liberty Island in New York harbor 2. a trick play in football in which ...
Statue of Liberty National Monument
geographical name — see Liberty Island
statuesque
adjective Date: 1834 resembling a statue especially in dignity, shapeliness, or stillness; especially having a tall and shapely form • statuesquely adverb
statuesquely
adverb see statuesque
statuette
noun Date: 1840 a small statue
stature
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French estature, stature, from Latin statura, from status, past participle of stare to stand — more at stand Date: 14th century 1. ...
status
noun (plural statuses) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Latin — more at state Date: circa 1630 1. a. position or rank in relation to others b. relative rank in ...
status in quo
foreign term Etymology: Latin state in which ; the existing state
status offender
noun Date: 1975 a young offender (as a runaway or a truant) who is under the jurisdiction of a court for repeated offenses that are not crimes
status quo
noun Etymology: Latin, state in which Date: 1807 the existing state of affairs
status quo ante
noun Etymology: Latin, state in which previously Date: 1877 the state of affairs that existed previously
status quo ante bellum
foreign term Etymology: Latin the state existing before the war
statusy
adjective Date: 1962 having, showing, or conferring prestige
statutable
adjective Date: 1636 made, regulated, or imposed by or in conformity to statute ; statutory
statute
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French estatut, from Late Latin statutum law, regulation, from Latin, neuter of statutus, past participle of statuere to set up, ...
statute book
noun Date: 1593 the whole body of legislation of a given jurisdiction whether or not published as a whole — usually used in plural
statute mile
noun Date: 1719 mile 1a
statute of limitations
Date: 1768 a statute assigning a certain time after which rights cannot be enforced by legal action or offenses cannot be punished
statutorily
adverb see statutory
statutory
adjective Date: 1766 1. of or relating to statutes 2. enacted, created, or regulated by statute • statutorily adverb
statutory rape
noun Date: 1898 sexual intercourse with a person who is below the statutory age of consent
Staudinger
biographical name Hermann 1881-1965 German chemist
staunch
I. variant of stanch I II. adjective also stanch Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French estanche, feminine of estanc, from estancher to stanch — more at stanch Date: ...
staunchly
adverb see staunch II
staunchness
noun see staunch II
Staunton
geographical name city NW central Virginia population 23,853
staurolite
noun Etymology: French, from Greek stauros cross + French -lite — more at steer Date: circa 1815 a mineral consisting of a basic silicate of iron and aluminum in prismatic ...
staurolitic
adjective see staurolite
Stavanger
geographical name city & port SW Norway population 97,570
stave
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, back-formation from staves, plural of staf staff Date: 13th century 1. staff I,1 2. any of the narrow strips of wood or narrow iron ...
stave off
transitive verb Date: 1611 1. to fend off 2. to ward off (as something adverse) ; forestall
staves
plural of staff
Stavropol'
geographical name 1. territory S Russia in Europe N of the Caucasus area 31,120 square miles (80,600 square kilometers), population 2,536,000 2. city, its capital population ...
stavudine
noun Etymology: sta- (of unknown origin) + -vudine (as in zidovudine) Date: 1992 d4T
stay
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English stæg; akin to Old Norse stag stay Date: before 12th century 1. a large strong rope usually of wire used to support a ...
stay-at-home
adjective Date: 1806 remaining in one's residence, locality, or country; especially remaining at home especially to tend to children and domestic duties while a spouse is at ...
stayer
noun Date: circa 1580 one that stays; especially one that upholds or supports
staying power
noun Date: 1859 capacity for continuing (as in existence, influence, or popularity) without weakening
staysail
noun Date: 1669 a fore-and-aft sail hoisted on a stay — see sail illustration
STB
abbreviation [New Latin sacrae theologiae baccalaureus] bachelor of sacred theology; [New Latin scientiae theologicae baccalaureus] bachelor of theology
std
abbreviation standard
STD
I. noun Etymology: sexually transmitted disease Date: 1976 any of various diseases or infections (as syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and genital herpes) that are usually ...
Ste
abbreviation Etymology: French sainte saint (female)
stead
I. noun Etymology: Middle English stede, from Old English; akin to Old High German stat place, Old English standan to stand — more at stand Date: before 12th century 1. ...
steadfast
adjective Etymology: Middle English stedefast, from Old English stedefæst, from stede + fæst fixed, fast Date: before 12th century 1. a. firmly fixed in place ; ...
steadfastly
adverb see steadfast
steadfastness
noun see steadfast
steadier
noun see steady II
steadily
adverb see steady I
steadiness
noun see steady I
steading
noun Etymology: Middle English steding, from stede place, farm Date: 15th century 1. a small farm 2. chiefly Scottish the service buildings or area of a farm
steady
I. adjective (steadier; -est) Etymology: Middle English stedy, from stede Date: 14th century 1. a. direct or sure in movement ; unfaltering b. firm in position ; ...
steady state
noun Date: 1885 a state or condition of a system or process (as one of the energy states of an atom) that does not change in time; broadly a condition that changes only ...
steady state theory
noun Date: 1948 a theory in astronomy: the universe has always existed and has always been expanding with hydrogen being created continuously — compare big bang theory
steak
noun Etymology: Middle English steke, from Old Norse steik; akin to Old Norse steikja to roast on a stake, stik stick, stake — more at stick Date: 15th century 1. a. a ...
steak house
noun Date: 1762 a restaurant whose specialty is beefsteak
steak knife
noun Date: 1895 a table knife with a sharp often serrated blade
steak tartare
noun Etymology: French tartare Tartar Date: 1911 highly seasoned ground beef eaten raw
steal
I. verb (stole; stolen; stealing) Etymology: Middle English stelen, from Old English stelan; akin to Old High German stelan to steal Date: before 12th century intransitive ...
steal a march on
phrasal to gain an advantage on unobserved
steal one's thunder
phrasal to grab attention from another especially by anticipating an idea, plan, or presentation; also to claim credit for another's idea
stealable
adjective see steal I
stealer
noun see steal I
stealth
I. noun Etymology: Middle English stelthe; akin to Old English stelan to steal Date: 13th century 1. a. archaic theft b. obsolete something stolen 2. the act or ...
stealthily
adverb see stealthy
stealthiness
noun see stealthy
stealthy
adjective (stealthier; -est) Date: 1565 1. slow, deliberate, and secret in action or character 2. a. intended to escape observation ; furtive b. designed to produce a ...
steam
I. noun Etymology: Middle English stem, from Old English stēam; akin to Dutch stoom steam Date: before 12th century 1. a vapor arising from a heated substance 2. a. the ...
steam boiler
noun Date: 1805 a boiler for producing steam
steam chest
noun Date: 1797 the chamber from which steam is distributed to a cylinder of a steam engine
steam engine
noun Date: 1751 an engine driven or worked by steam; specifically a reciprocating engine having a piston driven in a closed cylinder by steam
steam fitting
noun see steamfitter
steam iron
noun Date: circa 1943 a pressing iron with a compartment holding water that is converted to steam by the iron's heat and emitted through the soleplate onto the fabric being ...
steam shovel
noun Date: 1878 a power shovel operated by steam; broadly power shovel
steam table
noun Date: 1849 a table having openings to hold containers of cooked food over steam or hot water circulating beneath them
steam turbine
noun Date: 1860 a turbine that is driven by the pressure of steam discharged at high velocity against the turbine vanes
steam up
transitive verb Date: 1922 to make angry or excited ; arouse
steamboat
noun Date: 1785 a boat driven by steam power; specifically a shallow-draft vessel used on inland waterways
steamboat Gothic
noun Etymology: from its use in homes of retired steamboat captains in imitation of the style of river steamboats Date: 1941 an elaborately ornamented architectural style ...
steamed
adjective Date: 1802 1. cooked by steam 2. angry 1 — often used with up
steamer
noun Date: 1802 1. a vessel in which articles are subjected to steam 2. a. a ship propelled by steam b. an engine, machine, or vehicle operated or propelled by steam ...
steamer rug
noun Date: 1890 a warm covering for the lap and feet especially of a person sitting on a ship's deck
steamer trunk
noun Date: 1867 a trunk suitable for use in a stateroom of a steamer; especially a shallow trunk that may be stowed beneath a berth
steamfitter
noun Date: 1864 one that installs or repairs equipment (as steam pipes) for heating, ventilating, or refrigerating systems • steam fitting noun

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