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Saturninus, Lucius Appuleius
died 100 BC Roman politician. From 104 he opposed the Senate, which objected to his extremist liberal positions. As tribune (103) he supported Rome's proletariat by reducing ...
saturnism
/sat"euhr niz'euhm/, n. Pathol. See lead poisoning (def. 1b). [1850-55; < ML Saturn(us) lead + -ISM; in alchemy the planet was thought to have leadlike properties] * * *
Satya Yuga
/sut"yeuh yoog"euh/, Hinduism. the first and best of the four Yugas. Also called Krita Yuga. * * *
Satyagraha
/sut"yeuh gru'heuh, seuht yah"greuh-/, n. (sometimes l.c.) (in India) the policy of passive resistance inaugurated by Mohandas Gandhi in 1919 as a method of gaining political and ...
satyaloka
/sut'yeuh law"keuh/, n. Hindu Myth. the highest heaven, where Brahma and Sarasvati live with Brahmins. [ < Skt: world of truth, equiv. to satya true, truth + loka world] * * *
Satyasiddhi-śāstra
▪ Buddhist treatise       (Sanskrit: True Attainment Treatise), treatise in 202 chapters on the doctrine of the void (śūnya). The work stands as a philosophical bridge ...
satyr
—satyric /seuh tir"ik/, satyrical, adj. —satyrlike, adj. /say"teuhr, sat"euhr/, n. 1. Class. Myth. one of a class of woodland deities, attendant on Bacchus, represented as ...
satyr and silenus
In Greek mythology, wild woodland creatures that are part man and part beast, the bestial part being represented as the legs of a goat or horse. From the 5th century BC, the ...
satyr butterfly
▪ insect also called  Brown,         any of a group of delicate butterflies in the family Nymphalidae (order Lepidoptera) that are abundant during summer months in ...
satyr play
a burlesque or ribald drama having a chorus of satyrs, usually written by a poet to follow the poet's trilogy of tragedies presented at the Dionysian festival in ancient ...
satyriasis
/say'teuh ruy"euh sis, sat'euh-/, n. See Don Juanism. [1620-30; < NL < Gk satyríasis. See SATYR, -IASIS] * * *
satyric
See satyr. * * *
satyrical
See satyric. * * *
Satyricon
/sa tir"i kon'/, n. a satirical novel, interspersed with verse, written in the 1st century A.D. by Petronius, extant in fragments. * * *       (1st century AD), comic, ...
satyrid
sa·tyr·id (sāʹtər-ĭd, sătʹər-, sə-tīʹrĭd) n. A butterfly of the family Satyridae, including the satyrs and wood nymphs. adj. Of or belonging to the ...
satyromaniac
/say'teuh roh may"nee ak', sat'euh-/, n. a lascivious man; lecher. [1885-90; < Gk sátyro(s) SATYR + MANIAC] * * *
Sau
/sow/, n. German name of Sava. * * *
Saubel, Katherine Siva
▪ Native American scholar née  Katherine Siva  born March 7, 1920, Los Coyotes Reservation [on the border of Riverside and San Diego counties], Calif., ...
sauce
—sauceless, adj. /saws/, n., v., sauced, saucing. n. 1. any preparation, usually liquid or semiliquid, eaten as a gravy or as a relish accompanying food. 2. stewed fruit, often ...
sauce américaine
/soh sann may ree ken"/, French Cookery. américaine. * * *
sauce Bercy
/sohs berdd see"/, French. Bercy. * * *
sauce espagnole
/saws" es'peuhn yohl", -pan-/; Fr. /soh ses pann nyawl"/. See brown sauce. [ < F: Spanish sauce] * * *
sauce suprême
/saws" seuh preem", -praym", soo-/; Fr. /sohs syuu prddem"/ suprême (def. 1). * * *
sauceboat
/saws"boht'/, n. a low, boat-shaped container for serving sauce or gravy, typically having a handle at one end and a long, wide lip at the other end. [1740-50; SAUCE + BOAT] * * ...
saucebox
/saws"boks'/, n. Informal (older use). a saucy person. [1580-90; SAUCE + BOX1] * * *
sauced
/sawst/, adj. Slang. intoxicated; drunk. [prob. b. SOUSED and SAUCE (in sense "liquor")] * * *
saucepan
/saws"pan'/, n. a metal container of moderate depth, usually having a long handle and sometimes a cover, for stewing, boiling, etc. [1680-90; SAUCE + PAN1] * * *
saucepot
/saws"pot'/, n. a cooking pot having a handle on each side and a close-fitting lid, used esp. for stewing and simmering. [SAUCE + POT1] * * *
saucer
/saw"seuhr/, n. 1. a small, round, shallow dish to hold a cup. 2. something resembling a saucer, as in shape. [1300-50; ME < OF saussier. See SAUCE, -ER2] * * *
saucer dome
Archit. a dome having the form of a segment of a sphere, with the center well below the springing line; a shallow dome, as in Roman or Byzantine architecture. [1890-95] * * *
Saucesian Stage
▪ geology       lowermost and oldest major division of Early Miocene rocks and time (23.7 to 16.6 million years ago) on the Pacific coast of North America. The Saucesian ...
sauch
/sowkh, sawkh, sahkh/, n. Scot. and North Eng. saugh. * * *
saucier
/saws yay"/; Fr. /soh sye"/, n., pl. sauciers /saws yayz"/; Fr. /soh sye"/. French Cookery. a chef or cook who specializes in making sauces. [1960-65; < F; see SAUCE, -IER2] * * *
saucily
See saucy. * * *
sauciness
See saucily. * * *
saucisson
saucisson [sō sē sōn′] n. pl. saucissons [sō sēsōn′] 〚Fr < saucisse + aug. suffix -on〛 a large, cured French sausage of ground pork flavored with garlic * * *
Sauckel, Fritz
▪ German Nazi politician born Oct. 27, 1894, Hassfurt, Ger. died Oct. 16, 1946, Nürnberg       Nazi politician who was Adolf Hitler's chief recruiter of slave labour ...
saucy
—saucily, adv. —sauciness, n. /saw"see/, adj., saucier, sauciest. 1. impertinent; insolent: a saucy remark; a saucy child. 2. pert; boldly smart: a saucy little hat for ...
Saud
/sah oohd"/, n. 1. (Saud ibn Abdul-Aziz), 1901?-69, king of Saudi Arabia 1953-64 (son of ibn-Saud and brother of Faisal). 2. Abdul-Aziz ibn- /ahb dool"ah zeez" ib"euhn/. See ...
Saud,Abdul Aziz ibn
Sa·ud (sä-o͞odʹ), Abdul Aziz ibn. 1901?-1969. Saudi Arabian king (1953-1964) who was unable to deal with his country's economic problems and was replaced by his brother ...
saudade
▪ Portuguese literature       (Portuguese: “yearning”), overtone of melancholy and brooding loneliness and an almost mystical reverence for nature that permeates ...
Saudi
/sow"dee, saw"-, sah ooh"-/, n., pl. Saudis, adj. n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Saudi Arabia. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Saudis or Saudi Arabia. [1930-35; ...
Saudi Arabia
a kingdom in N and central Arabia, including Hejaz, Nejd, and dependencies. 20,087,965; ab. 600,000 sq. mi. (1,554,000 sq. km). Cap.: Riyadh. Cf. Mecca. * * * Saudi Arabia ...
Saudi Arabia, flag of
▪ Flag History       national flag consisting of a green field (background) bearing, in white, an Arabic inscription and a sabre. The flag has a width-to-length ratio ...
Saudi Arabian
See Saudi. * * *
SaudiArabia
Sau·di A·ra·bi·a (souʹdē ə-rāʹbē-ə, sôʹdē, sä-o͞oʹdē) A country occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula. Inhabited since ancient times by nomadic Semitic ...
Sauer, Carl O
▪ American geographer born Dec. 24, 1889, Warrenton, Mo., U.S. died July 18, 1975, Berkeley, Calif.       American geographer who was an authority on desert studies, ...
Sauer, Emil von
▪ Austrian composer born October 8, 1862, Hamburg died April 27, 1942, Vienna       German pianist in the style of Liszt, teacher, and composer noted especially for his ...
sauerbraten
/soweur"braht'n, sow"euhr-/; Ger. /zow"euhrdd brddaht'n/, n. a pot roast of beef, marinated before cooking in a mixture of vinegar, sugar, and seasonings. [1885-90, Amer.; < G, ...
sauerkraut
/soweur"krowt', sow"euhr-/, n. cabbage cut fine, salted, and allowed to ferment until sour. [1610-20; < G, equiv. to sauer SOUR + Kraut greens] * * *       fermented ...
Sauerland
▪ region, Germany       region, North Rhine-Westphalia Land (state), northwestern Germany. It is bounded on the north by the Ruhr River and its tributary, the Möhne, ...
Sauganash
▪ American Indian leader also spelled  Sagaunash   born 1780, Canada died Sept. 28, 1841, near Council Bluffs, Iowa Territory, U.S.       Potawatomi Indian chief ...
sauger
/saw"geuhr/, n. a freshwater, North American pikeperch, Stizostedion canadense. Also called sand pike. [1880-85, Amer.; orig. uncert.] * * * Species (Stizostedion canadense) of ...
saugh
/sowkh, sawkh, sahkh/, n. Scot. and North Eng. sallow2. Also, sauch. [bef. 1000; ME (north); OE (Anglian) salh (var. of West Saxon sealh SALLOW2)] * * *
Sauguet, Henri
▪ French composer originally  Henri-Pierre Poupard   born May 18, 1901, Bordeaux, France died June 22, 1989, Paris       French composer of orchestral, choral, and ...
Saugus
/saw"geuhs/, n. a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston. 24,746. * * * ▪ Massachusetts, United States       town (township), Essex county, northeastern Massachusetts, ...
Saugus Iron Works
First successful ironworks in colonial America. It was established in 1646 in Saugus, Mass., just north of Boston, by Robert Bridges and Joseph Jenks, after large quantities of ...
Sauk
/sawk/, n., pl. Sauks, (esp. collectively) Sauk. 1. a member of a North American Indian people formerly of Wisconsin and Iowa, now living mostly in Oklahoma. 2. the dialect of ...
Sauk Centre
a town in central Minnesota: model for town in Sinclair Lewis's novel Main Street. 3709. * * * ▪ Minnesota, United States       city, Stearns county, central ...
Sauk Village
a town in NE Illinois. 10,906. * * *
SaukCentre
Sauk Centre A city of central Minnesota west-northwest of Minneapolis. Sinclair Lewis was born here and used it as the setting for a number of novels, including Main Street ...
Saul
/sawl/, n. 1. the first king of Israel. I Sam. 9. 2. Also called Saul of Tarsus. the original name of the apostle Paul. Acts 9:1-30; 22:3. 3. a male given name: from a Hebrew ...
Saul Bellow
➡ Bellow * * *
Saule
In Baltic mythology, the sun goddess who determines the well-being and regeneration of all life on earth. She is said to ride each day through the sky on a chariot with copper ...
sault
/sooh/, n. a waterfall or rapid. [1590-1600; < F; OF saut < L saltus a leap. See SALT2] * * *
Sault Sainte Marie
City (pop., 2000: 16,542), eastern Upper Peninsula, Michigan, U.S. Located on the rapids of the St. Marys River between Lakes Superior and Huron, it is linked to its Canadian ...
Sault Ste. Marie
/sooh" saynt' meuh ree"/ 1. the rapids of the St. Marys River, between NE Michigan and Ontario, Canada. 2. a city in S Ontario, in S Canada, near these rapids. 81,048. 3. a city ...
Sault Ste. Marie Canals
two ship canals, one in Canada and the other in Michigan, N and S of Sault Ste. Marie rapids and connecting Lakes Superior and Huron. 11/2 mi. (2.4 km) long. Also, Sault Sainte ...
Saulteaux
/soh"toh/, n., pl. Saulteaux /-tohz/; esp. collectively /-toh/ for 1. 1. a member of an American Indian people of Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, a division of the ...
SaultSainte Marie
Sault Sainte Ma·rie (so͞oʹ sānt' mə-rēʹ) A city of southern Ontario, Canada, at the falls of the St. Marys River opposite Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Population: ...
SaultSainte Marie Canals
Sault Sainte Marie Canals Popularly called Soo Canals (so͞o). Three ship canals bypassing the rapids on the St. Marys River between Lakes Superior and Huron. The Canadian ...
Saumarez, James Saumarez, 1st Baron of
▪ British admiral born March 11, 1757, St. Peter Port, Guernsey died Oct. 9, 1836, Guernsey       British admiral who fought with consistent success in the French ...
Saumur
▪ France       town, Maine-et-Loire département, Pays de la Loire région, western France, on the Loire River. It is known for its cavalry school and for its ...
sauna
/saw"neuh, sow"-/, n., v., saunaed, saunaing. n. 1. a bath that uses dry heat to induce perspiration, and in which steam is produced by pouring water on heated stones. 2. a ...
sauncy
/son"see, sawn"see/, adj., sauncier, saunciest. Scot. and North Eng., Irish Eng. sonsy. * * *
Saunders
(1958– ) an English comedy actor best known for appearing with Dawn French in the television comedy series French and Saunders and for playing the part of Edina Monsoon in the ...
Saunders, Dame Cicely Mary Strode
▪ 2006       British physician and humanitarian (b. June 22, 1918, Barnet, Hertfordshire, Eng.—d. July 14, 2005, London, Eng.), founded St. Christopher's Hospice in ...
Saunders, Jennifer
▪ 1996       In the summer of 1995, the season premiere of "Absolutely Fabulous," a seemingly unlikely television series, brought the U.S. cable channel Comedy Central ...
Saunders, Justine Florence
▪ 2008       Australian Aboriginal actress born Feb. 20, 1953 , near Rockhampton, Queen., Australia died April 15, 2007 , Windsor, near Sydney, Australia rejected ...
Saundra
/sawn"dreuh, sahn"-/, n. a female given name. * * *
saunter
—saunterer, n. /sawn"teuhr, sahn"-/, v.i. 1. to walk with a leisurely gait; stroll: sauntering through the woods. n. 2. a leisurely walk or ramble; stroll. 3. a leisurely ...
saunterer
See saunter. * * *
Saura (Atarés), Carlos
born Jan. 4, 1932, Huesca, Spain Spanish film director. He won notice as a director with The Hunt (1965), the first of his allegorical films criticizing Spanish society under ...
Saura sect
▪ Hinduism       Hindu sect widely dispersed throughout India in the Gupta and medieval periods; its members worshiped Sūrya (Surya), the sun, as the supreme deity. ...
Saura, Carlos
▪ Spanish director in full  Carlos Saura Atarés   born Jan. 4, 1932, Huesca, Spain       film director who analyzed the spirit of Spain in tragedies and ...
Saurashtra
/sow rahsh"treuh/, n. a former state in W India, comprising most of Kathiawar peninsula: now part of Gujarat state. 21,062 sq. mi. (54,550 sq. km). * * *
saurel
/sawr"euhl/, n. any of several elongated marine fishes of the genus Trachurus, having bony plates along each side. [1880-85; < F, equiv. to saur- ( < LL saurus jack mackerel < Gk ...
saurian
/sawr"ee euhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the Sauria, a group of reptiles originally including the lizards, crocodiles, and several extinct forms but now technically ...
Saurimo
▪ Angola formerly  Henrique de Carvalho        city, northeastern Angola. Located at an elevation of 3,557 feet (1,084 metres) above sea level, it is a garrison town ...
saurischian
/saw ris"kee euhn/, n. 1. any herbivorous or carnivorous dinosaur of the order Saurischia, having a three-pronged pelvis resembling that of a crocodile. Cf. ...
sauro-
sauro- [sôr′ə, sôr′ō] 〚ModL < Gr sauros, lizard〛 combining form lizard [saurian]: also, before a vowel, prefix combining form saur- * * *
sauropod
/sawr"euh pod'/, n. 1. any herbivorous dinosaur of the suborder Sauropoda, from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, having a small head, long neck and tail, and five-toed limbs: ...
sauropodous
See sauropod. * * *
sauropterygian
sau·rop·ter·yg·i·an (sô-rŏp'tə-rĭjʹē-ən) n. Any of various extinct aquatic reptiles of the superorder Sauropterygia that flourished during the Mesozoic Era and ...
saury
/sawr"ee/, n., pl. sauries. 1. a sharp-snouted fish, Scomberesox saurus, inhabiting temperate regions of the Atlantic Ocean. 2. any of various related fishes. [1765-75; < NL ...
sausage
—sausagelike, adj. /saw"sij/ or, esp. Brit., /sos"ij/, n. 1. minced pork, beef, or other meats, often combined, together with various added ingredients and seasonings, usually ...
sausage curl
a lock of hair formed into a curl resembling a sausage in shape. [1820-30] * * *
sausage tree
▪ plant       (Kigelia africana), tropical tree, the only species of its genus (family Bignoniaceae). It grows 6 to 12 metres (20 to 40 feet) tall and bears sausagelike ...
sausage turning
Furniture. turning of members to resemble a continuous row of sausages flattened at the ends. * * *
sausagetree
sausage tree n. A tropical African tree (Kigelia pinnata) having pinnately compound whorled leaves, large scarlet bell-shaped flowers borne on loose drooping clusters, and long ...
Sausalito
/saw'seuh lee"toh/, n. a town in W California on San Fransisco Bay: resort; formerly artist's colony. 7090. * * * ▪ California, United States       city, Marin county, ...
Saussure
Fr. /soh syuurdd"/, n. Ferdinand de Fr. /ferdd dee nahonn" deuh/, 1857-1913, Swiss linguist. * * *
Saussure, Ferdinand de
born Nov. 26, 1857, Geneva, Switz. died Feb. 22, 1913, Geneva Swiss linguist. Though his only written work appeared while he was still a university student, Saussure became ...
Saussure, Horace Bénédict de
▪ Swiss physicist born Feb. 17, 1740, Geneva, Switz. died Jan. 22, 1799, Geneva       Swiss physicist, geologist, and early Alpine explorer who developed an improved ...
Saussure, Nicolas-Théodore de
▪ Swiss scientist born Oct. 14, 1767, Geneva, Switz. died April 18, 1845, Geneva       Swiss chemist and plant physiologist whose quantitative experiments on the ...
Saussure,Ferdinand de
Saus·sure (sō-so͝orʹ, -sürʹ), Ferdinand de. 1857-1913. Swiss linguist. The founder of structural linguistics, he declared that there is only an arbitrary relationship ...
Saussurean
/soh soor"ee euhn, -syoor"-/, adj. pertaining to or characteristic of the theories of Ferdinand de Saussure, esp. the view that a language consists of a network of interrelated ...
saussurite
—saussuritic /saw'seuh rit"ik/, adj. /saw"seuh ruyt'/, n. a mineral aggregate of albite, zoisite, and other calcium aluminum silicates, formed by alteration of plagioclase ...
saussuritization
▪ geology       process by which calcium-bearing plagioclase feldspar is altered to a characteristic assemblage of minerals called saussurite; the typical assemblage ...
saut de basque
Fr. /soh deuh bannsk"/, pl. sauts de basque Fr. /soh deuh bannsk"/, Ballet. a jump in which the dancer turns in the air while keeping the foot of one leg drawn up to the knee of ...
sauté
/soh tay", saw-/, adj., v., sautéed /-tayd"/, sautéing /-tay"ing/, n. adj. 1. cooked or browned in a pan containing a small quantity of butter, oil, or other fat. v.t. 2. to ...
Sauterne
/soh terrn", saw-/, n. (sometimes l.c.) a semisweet white wine of California, commonly sold as a jug wine. [see SAUTERNES] * * *
Sauternes
/soh terrn", saw-/; Fr. /soh terddn"/, n. 1. a rich, sweet white table wine of France. 2. the district near Bordeaux producing this wine. * * *
Sautet, Claude
▪ 2001       French motion picture director (b. Feb. 23, 1924, Montrouge, near Paris, France—d. July 22, 2000, Paris), specialized in exploring the intimate lives of ...
sautillé
Fr. /soh tee yay"/, adj., adv. Music. saltando. [ < F, ptp. of sautiller to jump about, freq. of sauter to jump. See SAUTÉ] * * *
sautoir
/soh twahr", saw-/; Fr. /soh twannrdd"/, n., pl. sautoirs /-twahrz"/; Fr. /-twannrdd"/. 1. a ribbon, chain, scarf, or the like, tied around the neck in such a manner that the ...
Sautrāntika
▪ Buddhist school       ancient school of Buddhism that emerged in India about the 2nd century BC as an offshoot of the Sarvāstivāda (“All-Is-Real Doctrine”). The ...
Sautuola, Marcelino de
▪ Spanish geologist and archaeologist died 1888, Santander, Spain       Spanish amateur geologist and archaeologist who excavated Altamira Cave (named a World ...
sauve qui peut
sauve qui peut [sōv kē pö′] 〚Fr, (let him) save (himself) who can〛 a frantic rush to escape: usually sauve-qui-peut n. * * *
Sauve, Jeanne Mathilde
▪ 1994       Canadian journalist and politician (b. April 26, 1922, Prud'homme, Sask.—d. Jan. 26, 1993, Montreal, Que.), was a respected print, radio, and television ...
Sauveur, Albert
born June 21, 1863, Louvain, Belg. died Jan. 26, 1939, Boston, Mass., U.S. Belgian-born U.S. metallurgist. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1887 and taught at Harvard University ...
Sauvignon
/soh'vin yohonn"/; Fr. /soh vee nyawonn"/, n. a small blue-black grape grown primarily in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, in SW France, and highly prized in winemaking. [see ...
Sauvignon Blanc
/soh"vin yohonn' blahngk"/; Fr. /soh vee nyawonn blahonn"/ 1. a white grape grown primarily in France and California. 2. a white table wine made from this grape. [1940-45; < F: ...
SauvignonBlanc
Sau·vi·gnon Blanc (sō-vē-nyôɴʹ bläɴʹ) n. In both senses also called Fumé Blanc. 1. A variety of grape originally grown in France and now cultivated in many other ...
Sava
/sah"vah/, n. a river flowing E from W Slovenia, through Croatia to the Danube at Belgrade, Yugoslavia. 450 mi. (725 km) long. Also, Save. German, Sau. * * *
Sava River
River, western Balkans, southern Europe. It flows for 584 mi (940 km), and its basin covers much of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, and northern Serbia. It rises in the Julian Alps ...
Sava, Saint
▪ Serbian monk Latin  Sabas   born 1174 died Jan. 14, 1237, Tŭrnovo, near Sofia, Bulg.; feast day January 14       monk, founder, and first archbishop of the ...
savable
See save1. * * *
savage
—savagely, adv. —savageness, n. /sav"ij/, adj., n., v., savaged, savaging. adj. 1. fierce, ferocious, or cruel; untamed: savage beasts. 2. uncivilized; barbarous: savage ...
Savage
/sav"ij/, n. 1. Michael Joseph, 1872-1940, New Zealand statesman and labor leader: prime minister 1935-40. 2. Richard, 1697?-1743, English poet. * * *
Savage Island
Niue. * * *
Savage's Station
a locality in E Virginia, near Richmond: Civil War battle in 1862. * * *
Savage, Augusta
▪ American sculptor and educator original name  Augusta Christine Fells  born February 29, 1892, Green Cove Springs, Florida, U.S. died March 26, 1962, New York, New ...
Savage, John Patrick
▪ 2004       British-born Canadian politician and physician (b. May 28, 1932, Newport, Wales—d. May 13, 2003, N.S.), ended 17 years of Progressive Conservative rule ...
Savage, Michael Joseph
▪ prime minister of New Zealand born March 23, 1872, Rothesay, Victoria [Australia] died March 27, 1940, Wellington, N.Z.  statesman who, as New Zealand's first Labour prime ...
Savage, Richard
▪ English writer born c. 1697, , England died Aug. 1, 1743, Bristol       English poet and satirist and subject of one of the best short biographies in English, Samuel ...
savagely
See savage. * * *
savageness
See savagely. * * *
savagery
/sav"ij ree/, n., pl. savageries. 1. an uncivilized or barbaric state or condition; barbarity. 2. savage action, nature, disposition, or behavior. [1585-95; SAVAGE + -RY] * * *
savagism
/sav"euh jiz'euhm/, n. barbarism; savagery. [1790-1800; SAVAGE + -ISM] * * *
Savai'i
▪ island, Samoa       westernmost and largest island of Samoa, in the South Pacific Ocean. It is separated from Upolu to the east by the Apolima Strait. Savai'i is ...
Savaii
/sah vuy"ee/, n. an island in Western Samoa: largest of the Samoa group. 40,572; 703 sq. mi. (1821 sq. km). * * *
Savai‘i
Sa·vai‘i or Sa·vai·i (sä-vīʹē) An island of Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) in the southwest Pacific Ocean. It is the largest of the Samoa Islands. * * *
Savai‘i
Sa·vai‘i or Sa·vai·i (sä-vīʹē) An island of Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) in the southwest Pacific Ocean. It is the largest of the Samoa Islands. * * *
Savalas, Aristoteles
▪ 1995       ("TELLY"), U.S. actor (b. Jan. 21, 1924, Garden City, N.Y.—d. Jan. 22, 1994, Universal City, Calif.), specialized in portraying film villains before ...
savanna
/seuh van"euh/, n. 1. a plain characterized by coarse grasses and scattered tree growth, esp. on the margins of the tropics where the rainfall is seasonal, as in eastern ...
savanna monkey
any of several common, closely allied long-tailed monkeys of African savannas ranging from Senegal to South Africa, including the green monkey, grivet, tantalus, and vervet, ...
Savanna-la-Mar
▪ Jamaica       town and port, southwestern Jamaica, on an open bay at the mouth of the Cabarita River, west-northwest of Kingston. Chief exports are sugar, for which ...
Savannah
/seuh van"euh/, n. 1. a seaport in E Georgia, near the mouth of the Savannah River. 141,634. 2. a river flowing SE from E Georgia along most of the boundary between Georgia and ...
Savannah River
River, eastern Georgia, U.S. Formed by the confluence of the Tugaloo and Seneca rivers at Hartwell Dam, it flows southeast to form the boundary between Georgia and South ...
Savannah sparrow
a North American sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis, having brown and white plumage with a yellow stripe over each eye. [1805-15, Amer.] * * *
SavannahRiver
Savannah River A river, about 505 km (314 mi) long, rising in northwest South Carolina and flowing southeast along the South Carolina-Georgia border to the Atlantic Ocean. * * *
Savannakhet
/sah wahn nah ket"/, n. a city in S central Laos. 50,690. * * * ▪ Laos       town in the central southern panhandle of Laos, on the left bank of the Mekong River. It ...
savant
/sa vahnt", sav"euhnt/; Fr. /sann vahonn"/, n., pl. savants /sa vahnts", sav"euhnts/; Fr. /sann vahonn"/. a person of profound or extensive learning; learned scholar. [1710-20; < ...
Savara
▪ people also called  Saora,  Sora , or  Saura        tribe of eastern India. They are distributed mainly in the states of Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, ...
Savard, Félix-Antoine
▪ Canadian author born , Aug. 31, 1896, Quebec, Que., Can. died Aug. 24, 1982, Quebec       French Canadian priest, poet, novelist, and folklorist whose works show a ...
savarin
/sav"euh rin/, n. a spongelike cake leavened with yeast, baked in a ring mold, and often soaked with a rum syrup. [1875-80; < F, named after Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (d. 1826), ...
Savarkar, Vinayak Damodar
▪ militant Hindu and Indian nationalist byname  Vir,  or  Veer  born May 28, 1883, Bhagur, India died Feb. 26, 1966, Bombay [now Mumbai]       militant Hindu and ...
Savary, Anne-Jean-Marie-René, duc de Rovigo
▪ French general born April 26, 1774, Marcq, France died June 2, 1833, Paris       French general, administrator, and trusted servant of Napoleon ...
savate
/seuh vat"/, n. a sport resembling boxing but permitting blows to be delivered with the feet as well as the hands. [1860-65; < F: lit., old shoe. See SABOT] * * * ▪ ...
save
save1 —savable, saveable, adj. —savableness, saveableness, n. —saver, n. /sayv/, v., saved, saving, n. v.t. 1. to rescue from danger or possible harm, injury, or loss: to ...
Save
/sah"veuh/, n. Sava. * * *
Save River
or Sabi River River, southeastern Africa. It rises in Zimbabwe and flows east-southeast across the border into Mozambique, continuing east into the Mozambique Channel. It is ...
Save the Children
a large international charity that helps children. It was started in London in 1919 and provides services such as education, health care and emergency relief in many of the ...
save-all
/sayv"awl'/, n. 1. a means, contrivance, or receptacle for preventing loss or waste. 2. Older Use. overalls. 3. Naut. a. a net secured between a pier and a ship, beneath cargo ...
saveable
See savable. * * *
Savelli, Luca
▪ Roman senator died 1266       Roman senator who in 1234 led a revolution against Pope Gregory IX to further the commercial interests of the Roman middle ...
saveloy
/sav"euh loy'/, n. Chiefly Brit. a highly seasoned, dried sausage. [1830-40; prob. < F cervelas, MF cervelat < It cervellato Milanese sausage, orig. containing pig's brains, ...
saver
See savable. * * *
Savery, Thomas
▪ British engineer and inventor born c. 1650, , Shilstone, Devonshire, Eng. died 1715, London       English engineer and inventor who built the first steam ...
Savery, William
▪ American cabinetmaker born 1721 died May 1787, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.       American cabinetmaker who was an important member of the group of Philadelphia craftsmen ...
Savigny, Friedrich Karl von
born Feb. 21, 1779, Frankfurt am Main died Oct. 25, 1861, Berlin, Prussia German jurist and legal historian. He was nobly born, and his privileged position enabled him to ...
Savile
(1926– ) an English radio and television personality and charity worker. He began his career as a disc jockey and later became well known as the presenter of the television ...
Savile Row
a street in London, England, which is famous for its tailors (= people who make clothes for individual customers). It is considered the centre of high-quality men’s fashions in ...
Savimbi, Jonas
▪ Angolan politician in full  Jonas Malheiro Savimbi  born August 3, 1934, Portuguese Angola died February 22, 2002, near Lucusse, Angola       Angolan politician, ...
Savimbi, Jonas (Malheiro)
born Aug. 3, 1934, Portuguese Angola died Feb. 22, 2002, near Lucusse, Angola Angolan guerrilla leader and politician. After obtaining a doctorate abroad, Savimbi returned to ...
Savimbi, Jonas Malheiro
▪ 2003       Angolan nationalist guerrilla leader (b. Aug. 3, 1934, Munhango, Portuguese Angola—d. Feb. 22, 2002, near Lucuse, Angola), was the charismatic and ...
savin
/sav"in/, n. 1. a juniper, Juniperus sabina, of Europe and Asia. 2. the drug derived from the dried tops of this plant, formerly used in treating amenorrhea. 3. See red cedar ...
saving
—savingly, adv. /say"ving/, adj. 1. tending or serving to save; rescuing; preserving. 2. compensating; redeeming: a saving sense of humor. 3. thrifty; economical: a saving ...
saving grace
a quality that makes up for other generally negative characteristics; redeeming feature. [1590-1600] * * *
savinggrace
saving grace n. A redeeming quality, especially one that compensates for one's shortcomings: The scintillating conversation was the saving grace of a bad and overpriced meal. * * ...
savings account
a bank account on which interest is paid, traditionally one for which a bankbook is used to record deposits, withdrawals, and interest payments. Cf. checking account. [1910-15] * ...
savings accounts
➡ building societies and savings and loan associations * * *
savings and loan association
a cooperative savings institution, chartered and regulated by a state or the federal government, that receives deposits in exchange for shares of ownership and invests its funds ...
savings bank
a bank that receives savings accounts only and pays interest to its depositors. [1810-20] * * * Financial institution that gathers savings and pays interest or dividends to ...
savings bond
a U.S. government bond with principal amounts up to $10,000. [1945-50] * * *
savings certificate
a certificate of deposit for a specific sum of money in a savings account, esp. a deposit for a fixed term at a specified interest rate. [1915-20] * * *
savingsaccount
sav·ings account (sāʹvĭngz) n. An account that draws interest at a bank. * * *
savingsand loan association
savings and loan association n. Abbr. S & L A financial institution, organized cooperatively or corporately, that holds the funds of its members or clients in interest-bearing ...
savingsbank
savings bank n. A bank that receives and invests the savings of private depositors and pays interest on the deposits. * * *
savingsbond
savings bond n. A nontransferable registered bond issued by the U.S. government in denominations of $50 to $10,000. * * *
Savinkov, Boris Viktorovich
▪ Russian revolutionary pseudonym  V. Ropshin   born Jan. 31 [Jan. 19, Old Style], 1879, Kharkov, Ukraine, Russian Empire [now Kharkiv, Ukraine] died May 1925, Moscow, ...
Savio, Mario
▪ 1997       U.S. protest leader who gave rise to the campus sit-in as the fiery speaker of the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley, during ...
savior
—saviorhood, saviorship, n. /sayv"yeuhr/, n. 1. a person who saves, rescues, or delivers: the savior of the country. 2. (cap.) a title of God, esp. of Christ. 3. (cap.) Class. ...
saviour
sav·iour (sāvʹyər) n. Chiefly British Variant of savior. * * *
Savitskaya, Svetlana Yevgenyevna
▪ Soviet cosmonaut born Aug. 8, 1948, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R.       Soviet cosmonaut who was the first woman to walk in space.       The daughter of World War ...
Savo
▪ island, Solomon Islands       island in the eastern Solomon Islands, southwestern Pacific Ocean, just north of Guadalcanal. Rising to 1,673 feet (510 metres), the ...
Savoie
/sann vwann"/, n. 1. a department in E France. 305,118; 2389 sq. mi. (6185 sq. km). Cap.: Chambéry. 2. French name of Savoy. * * *
savoir-faire
/sav"wahr fair"/; Fr. /sann vwannrdd ferdd"/, n. knowledge of just what to do in any situation; tact. [1805-15; < F: lit., knowing how to do] Syn. adaptability, adroitness, ...
savoir-vivre
/sav"wahr vee"vreuh, -veev"/; Fr. /sann vwannrdd vee"vrddeu/, n. knowledge of the world and the ways or usages of polite society. [1745-55; < F: lit., knowing how to live] * * *
Savoldo, Giovanni Girolamo
▪ Italian painter also called  Girolamo da Brescia   born c. 1480, Brescia, Republic of Venice died c. 1548, Venice?       painter of the Brescian school whose style ...
Savon, Felix
▪ 2001       Cuban heavyweight boxer Felix Savon won his third Olympic gold medal with a 21–13 decision over Russia's Sultanakhmed Ibragimov at the 2000 Olympic Games ...
Savona
/sah vaw"nah/, n. a city in N Italy on the Mediterranean. 79,393. * * * ▪ Italy Latin  Savo, or Vada Sabbata,         city and seaport, Liguria region, northwestern ...
Savona faience
▪ pottery       tin-glazed earthenware made in the 17th and 18th centuries at Savona, Liguria, Italy, and at nearby Genoa and Albissola. It is painted in a highly ...
Savonarola
/sav'euh neuh roh"leuh/; It. /sah'vaw nah rddaw"lah/, n. Girolamo /ji rol"euh moh'/; It. /jee rddaw"lah maw/, 1452-98, Italian monk, reformer, and martyr. * * *
Savonarola chair
Italian Furniture. a chair of the Renaissance having a number of transverse pairs of curved legs, crossing beneath the seat and rising to support the arms and back. Cf. Dante ...
Savonarola, Girolamo
born Sept. 21, 1452, Ferrara, duchy of Ferrara died May 23, 1498, Florence Italian preacher, religious reformer, and martyr. He joined the Dominican order in 1475 and was sent ...
Savonarola,Girolamo
Sa·vo·na·ro·la (săv'ə-nə-rōʹlə, sä'vō-nä-), Girolamo. 1452-1498. Italian reformer. A Dominican friar, he gained a vast popular following and drove the Medici family ...
Savonnerie carpet
 French pile floor covering, usually large, whether made at the Savonnerie workshop or made in that manner and style. The Savonnerie factory (on the site of a former soap ...
savor
—savorer, n. —savoringly, adv. —savorless, adj. —savorous, adj. /say"veuhr/, n. 1. the quality in a substance that affects the sense of taste or of smell. 2. a particular ...
savora
▪ Jewish scholar also spelled  sabora (Aramaic: “reasoner,” or “one who reflects”) , plural  savoraim , or  saboraim        any of a group of ...
savorer
See savor. * * *
savorily
See savory1. * * *
savoriness
See savorily. * * *
savorous
See savorer. * * *
savory
savory1 —savorily, adv. —savoriness, n. /say"veuh ree/, adj., savorier, savoriest, n., pl. savories. adj. 1. pleasant or agreeable in taste or smell: a savory aroma. 2. ...
savour
sa·vour (sāʹvər) n. & v. Chiefly British Variant of savor. * * *
savoury
/say"veuh ree/, adj., savourier, savouriest, n., pl. savouries. Chiefly Brit. savory1. * * *
Savoy
/seuh voy"/, n. 1. a member of the royal house of Italy that ruled from 1861 to 1946. 2. French, Savoie. a region in SE France, adjacent to the Swiss-Italian border: formerly a ...
Savoy Alps
a mountain range in SE France: a part of the Alps. Highest peak, Mont Blanc, 15,781 ft. (4810 m). * * * ▪ mountains, France French  Alpes De Savoie, ...
Savoy cabbage
a variety of cabbage having a compact head of crinkled, blistered leaves. [1700-10] * * *
Savoy Conference
▪ English history       meeting held in 1661 at the Savoy Palace, London, attended by 12 Anglican bishops and 12 Puritan ministers, with nine assistants from each side, ...
Savoy Declaration
▪ English Protestant history       statement of faith prepared in 1658 by a conference of English Congregationalists who met at Savoy Palace, London. The declaration ...
Savoy Hotel
a very comfortable and expensive hotel near the Strand, London, England. It was built in 1884–9 by Richard D’Oyly Carte, who owned the Savoy Theatre nearby, and has a famous ...
Savoy Operas
a name for the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan (I), which were first performed at the Savoy Theatre in London, England. They include The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and The ...
Savoy, Gene
▪ 2008 Douglas Eugene Savoy        American explorer and amateur archaeologist born May 11, 1927, Bellingham, Wash. died Sept. 11, 2007, Reno, Nev. claimed to have ...
Savoy, house of
Historic dynasty of Europe and the ruling house of Italy (1861–1946). Its founder was Umberto I the Whitehanded (d. 1048?), who held the county of Savoy and areas east of the ...
SavoyAlps
Savoy Alps A range of the western Alps in southeast France rising to 4,810.2 m (15,771 ft) at Mont Blanc, the highest elevation in Europe. * * *
Savoyard
/seuh voy"euhrd, sav'oy ahrd"/; Fr. /sann vwann yannrdd"/, n., pl. Savoyards /seuh voy"euhrdz, sav'oy ahrdz"/; Fr. /sann vwann yannrdd"/, adj. n. 1. a native or inhabitant of ...
Savu Sea
▪ sea, Pacific Ocean Indonesian  Laut Sawu , Dutch  Savoe-zee        portion of the Pacific Ocean surrounded by the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. It is ...
savvily
See savvy. * * *
savvy
/sav"ee/, v., savvied, savvying, n., adj., savvier, savviest. Informal. v.t., v.i. 1. to know; understand. n. 2. Also, savviness. practical understanding; shrewdness or ...
saw
saw1 —sawer, n. —sawlike, adj. /saw/, n., v., sawed, sawed or sawn, sawing. n. 1. a tool or device for cutting, typically a thin blade of metal with a series of sharp ...
saw grass
saw grass n. 〚see SEDGE〛 any of a number of related sedges with saw-edged leaves; esp., the Jamaica saw grass ( Cladium jamaicense) found in the SE U.S. * * *
saw log
a log large enough to saw into boards. [1750-60, Amer.] * * *
Saw Maung
▪ 1998       Burmese general and politician who led the junta that took over the Burmese government in a bloody coup in 1988; he served as head of the repressive regime ...
saw palmetto
1. a shrublike palmetto, Serenoa repens, of the palm family, native to the southern U.S., having green or blue leafstalks set with spiny teeth. 2. a tall palm, Acoelorraphe ...
saw pit
a place for pit sawing. Also, sawpit. [1375-1425; late ME sawpytt. See SAW1, PIT1] * * *
saw set
an instrument used to bend out slightly the point of each alternate tooth of a saw so that the kerf made by the saw will be wider than its blade. [1840-50] * * *
saw shark
      any of about four species of long-snouted marine sharks of the family Pristiophoridae. Saw sharks are found off South Africa, Australia, and eastern Asia and are ...
Saw, U
▪ Myanmar political leader also called Galon U Saw born 1900, Tharrawaddy, Burma died May 8, 1948, Rangoon       Burmese political leader who conspired in the ...
saw-scaled viper
 any of eight species of small venomous snakes (snake) (family Viperidae) that inhabit arid regions and dry savannas (savanna) north of the Equator across Africa, Arabia, and ...
saw-toothed
/saw"toohtht'/, adj. 1. having pointing resembling the edge of a saw. 2. serrate. [1580-90] * * *
saw-whet owl
/saw"hwet', -wet'/ a very small North American owl, Aegolius acadicus, having streaked, brown plumage and lacking ear tufts. [1825-35, Amer.; allegedly so called because its cry ...
saw-whetowl
saw-whet owl (sôʹhwĕt', -wĕt') n. A small brown and white owl (Aegolius acadicus) of North America, having no ear tufts.   [From the resemblance of its call to the sound ...
Sawai Madhopur
▪ India       town, eastern Rajasthan (Rājasthān) state, northwestern India. Sawai Madhopur, a walled town, was laid out on a plan somewhat similar to that of Jaipur ...
Sawaki, Kin'ichi
▪ 2002       Japanese haiku poet (b. Oct. 6, 1919, Toyama, Japan—d. Nov. 5, 2001, Tokyo, Japan), was one of the preeminent Japanese haijin during the second half of ...
Sawākin
▪ The Sudan also spelled  Suakin,         town, northeastern Sudan, on the Red Sea coast south of Port Sudan. Originating in the 12th century as a rival port to ...
Sawankhalok
▪ Thailand       town, north-central Thailand, on the Yom River north of Sukhothai town. A few miles north of the present town are the remains of the ancient walled city ...
Sawara
▪ Japan       former city, Chiba ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, on the lower Tone River. In 2006 it merged with a number of nearby communities to form the new city of ...
Sawatch
/seuh wahch"/, n. a mountain range in central Colorado: part of the Rocky Mountains. Highest peak, Mount Elbert, 14,431 ft. (4400 m). Also, Saguache. * * *
Sawatch Mountains
Sawatch Mountains [sə wäch′] 〚< ? AmInd name〛 range of the Rocky Mountains, in central Colo.: highest peak, ELBERT Mount * * *
Sawatch Range
Range of the Rocky Mountains, central Colorado, U.S. It is 100 mi (160 km) long and is bounded by the Arkansas River and the Elk Mountains. Its middle portion, with Mounts Yale, ...
SawatchRange
Sa·watch Range (sə-wŏchʹ) A range of the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado rising to 4,402.1 m (14,433 ft) at Mount Elbert. * * *
sawbones
/saw"bohnz'/, n., pl. sawbones, sawboneses. (used with a sing. v.) Slang. a surgeon or physician. [1830-40; SAW1 + BONE + -s3] * * *
sawbuck
sawbuck1 /saw"buk'/, n. a sawhorse. [1860-65, Amer.; cf. D zaagbok] sawbuck2 /saw"buk'/, n. Slang. a ten-dollar bill. [1840-50, Amer.; so called from the resemblance of the Roman ...
sawbuck table
a table that has X-shaped legs. * * *
Sawchuk, Terry
in full Terrence Gordon Sawchuck born Dec. 28, 1929, Winnipeg, Man., Can. died May 31, 1970, New York, N.Y., U.S. Canadian-U.S. hockey goalie. He played two seasons in other ...
sawdust
/saw"dust'/, n. small particles of wood produced in sawing. [1520-30; SAW1 + DUST] * * *
sawdust trail
1. the road to conversion or rehabilitation, as for a sinner or criminal. 2. Also called sawdust circuit. the itinerary of revival meetings. [1910-15, Amer.; so called from the ...
sawdusty
/saw"dus'tee/, adj. 1. filled with or suggesting sawdust. 2. without profound meaning or interest; tiresome. [1860-65; SAWDUST + -Y1] * * *
sawed-off
/sawd"awf", -of"/, adj. 1. sawed off at the end, as a shotgun or broomstick. 2. Slang. smallish; of less than average size or stature. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
sāwel-
The sun. Oldest form *seə₂wel-, colored to *saə₂wel-, contracted to *sāwel-, with zero-grade *s(u)wel-. The element *-el- was originally suffixal, and alternated with ...
sawer
See saw1. * * *
sawfish
/saw"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) sawfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) sawfishes. a large, elongated ray of the genus Pristis, living along tropical ...


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