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/skrooht'n ear"/, n. Chiefly Brit. and Canadian. an official examiner, esp. of votes in an election. [1550-60; SCRUTIN(Y) + -EER] * * *
—scrutinization, n. —scrutinizer, n. —scrutinizingly, adv. /skrooht"n uyz'/, v., scrutinized, scrutinizing. v.t. 1. to examine in detail with careful or critical ...
See scrutinize. * * *
See scrutinizer. * * *
/skrooht"n ee/, n., pl. scrutinies. 1. a searching examination or investigation; minute inquiry. 2. surveillance; close and continuous watching or guarding. 3. a close and ...
/skrooh twahr"/, n. See writing desk (def. 1). * * *
scry [skrī] vi. scried, scrying to practice crystal gazing * * * scry (skrī) intr.v. scried, (skrīd) scry·ing, scries (skrīz) To see or predict the future by means of a ...
Soil Conservation Service. * * *
/skuz"ee/, n. a standard for computer interface ports featuring faster data transmission and greater flexibility than normal ports. [1985-90; s(mall) c(omputer) s(ystem) ...
/skooh"beuh/, n., v., scubaed, scubaing. n. 1. a portable breathing device for free-swimming divers, consisting of a mouthpiece joined by hoses to one or two tanks of compressed ...
scuba diving
—scuba diver. the activity or recreation of diving or exploring underwater through use of a scuba device. Also called scuba. [1960-65] * * * Swimming done underwater with a ...
/skooh"beuh duyv'/, v.i., scuba-dived or scuba-dove, dived, scuba-diving. to descend and swim underwater using a scuba device. Also, scuba dive, scuba. [1960-65] * * *
scuba diver n. One who uses scuba gear in underwater swimming.   scuʹba-dive' (sko͞oʹbə-dīv') v. scuba diving n. * * *
scud1 /skud/, v., scudded, scudding, n. v.i. 1. to run or move quickly or hurriedly. 2. Naut. to run before a gale with little or no sail set. 3. Archery. (of an arrow) to fly ...
(1958– ) an English jockey. He was the National Hunt champion jockey every year from 1986 to 1992 and set several records in the sport. His racing career ended in 1993. * * *
Scudder, Janet
▪ American sculptor original name  Netta Deweze Frazee Scudder  born October 27, 1869, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S. died June 9, 1940, Rockport, Massachusetts  American ...
Scudder, Vida Dutton
▪ American writer and social reformer born Dec. 15, 1861, Madura, India died Oct. 9, 1954, Wellesley, Mass., U.S.       American writer, educator, and reformer whose ...
/skyuu day rddee"/, n. Magdeleine de /mann-g deuh len" deuh/, 1607-1701, French novelist. * * *
Scudéry, Madeleine de
▪ French novelist born , 1607, Le Havre, Fr. died June 2, 1701, Paris       French novelist and social figure whose romans à clef were immensely popular in the 17th ...
/skooh"doh/, n., pl. scudi /-dee/. any of various gold or silver coins, of various Italian states, issued from the late 16th through the early 19th centuries. [1635-45; < It < L ...
/skuf/, v.t. 1. to scrape (something) with one's foot or feet. 2. to rub or scrape (one's foot or feet) over something. 3. to mar by scraping or hard use, as shoes or ...
See scuff. * * *
—scuffler, n. —scufflingly, adv. /skuf"euhl/, v., scuffled, scuffling, n. v.i. 1. to struggle or fight in a rough, confused manner. 2. to go or move in hurried confusion. 3. ...
scuffle hoe
scuffle hoe n. a hoe with a flat blade, pushed back and forth through the surface soil, as to weed * * *
See scuffle1. * * *
/skulch/, n. Eastern New Eng. culch (def. 3). * * *
/skul dud"euh ree/, n., pl. sculdudderies. Chiefly Brit. obscene behavior; lewdness. [1705-15; orig. uncert.] * * *
/skul dug"euh ree/, n. skulduggery. Also, scullduggery. * * *
/skulk/, v.i., n. skulk. * * *
—sculler, n. /skul/, n. 1. an oar mounted on a fulcrum at the stern of a small boat and moved from side to side to propel the boat forward. 2. either of a pair of oars rowed by ...
See scull. * * *
/skul"euh ree, skul"ree/, n., pl. sculleries. Chiefly Brit. 1. a small room or section of a pantry in which food is cleaned, trimmed, and cut into cooking portions before being ...
/skul"in/, n. James Henry, 1876-1953, Australian statesman: prime minister 1929-31. * * *
Scullin, James Henry
▪ prime minister of Australia born Sept. 18, 1876, Trawalla, Victoria [Australia] died Jan. 28, 1953, Melbourne, Victoria  statesman and leader of the Australian Labor Party ...
      in small-craft racing, the use of two oars, one in each hand—in single, double, and quadruple events. See rowing. * * *
/skul"yeuhn/, n. 1. a kitchen servant who does menial work. 2. a low or contemptible person. [1475-85; perh. < MF escouvillon dishcloth, equiv. to escouve broom ( < L scopa) + ...
(1945– ) a US painter born in Ireland who paints abstract paintings, often of coloured stripes. * * *
/skulp/, v.t. to sculpture; carve or model. [1525-35; < L sculpere to carve] * * *
1. sculptor. 2. sculptural. 3. sculpture. Also, sculpt. * * *
/skul"pin/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) sculpin, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) sculpins. 1. any small, freshwater fish of the genus Cottus, of the family ...
/skul"ping/, n. Newfoundland. the act of cutting the skin and its adhering fat from the body of a seal. [1810-20; sculp the skin of a seal with the blubber attached (perh. a ...
/skoolp"sit/; Eng. /skulp"sit/, v. Latin. he engraved, carved, or sculptured (it); she engraved, carved, or sculptured (it). Abbr.: sc. * * *
/skulpt/, v.t., v.i. 1. Fine Arts. to carve, model, or make by using the techniques of sculpture. 2. to form, shape, or manipulate, as in the manner of sculpture: Her hair was ...
/skulp"teuhr/, n., gen. Sculptoris /skulp tawr"is, -tohr"-/ for 2. 1. a person who practices the art of sculpture. 2. (cap.) Astron. a southern constellation between Phoenix and ...
Sculptor's Tool
Astron. the constellation Caelum. [1850-55] * * *
/skulp"tris/, n. a woman who practices the art of sculpture. [1655-65; SCULPT(O)R + -ESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
See sculpture. * * *
See sculptural. * * *
—sculptural, adj. —sculpturally, adv. /skulp"cheuhr/, n., v., sculptured, sculpturing. n. 1. the art of carving, modeling, welding, or otherwise producing figurative or ...
/skulp"cheuhrd/, adj. having a surface or shape molded, marked, carved, indented, etc., by or as if by sculpture: sculptured leather belts. [1700-10; SCULPTURE + -ED2] * * *
—sculpturesquely, adv. —sculpturesqueness, n. /skulp'cheuh resk"/, adj. suggesting sculpture: the sculpturesque beauty of her face. [1825-35; SCULPTURE + -ESQUE] * * *
See sculpturesque. * * *
scultch (skŭlch) n. New England Variant of culch. * * *
—scumless, adj. —scumlike, adj. /skum/, n., v., scummed, scumming. n. 1. a film or layer of foul or extraneous matter that forms on the surface of a liquid. 2. refuse or ...
/skum"bag'/, n. Slang (vulgar). 1. a condom. 2. a mean, despicable person. [1965-70; SCUM + BAG] * * *
/skum"beuhl/, v., scumbled, scumbling, n. Painting. v.t. 1. to soften (the color or tone of a painted area) by overlaying parts with opaque or semiopaque color applied thinly and ...
/skum"bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. a board or strip of material partly immersed in flowing water to hold back scum. [1895-1900; SCUM + BOARD] * * *
See scum. * * *
See scummer. * * *
See scummer. * * *
/skum"ee/, adj., scummier, scummiest. 1. consisting of or having scum. 2. Informal. despicable; contemptible: That was a scummy trick. [1570-80; SCUM + -Y1] * * *
/skun"cheuhn/, n. Archit. sconcheon. * * *
scungilli [skuŋ gē′lē] n. Cooking the edible part of a conch * * *
/skun"euhr/, n. 1. an irrational dislike; loathing: She took a scunner to him. v.i. 2. Scot. and North Eng. to feel or show violent disgust, esp. to flinch, blanch, or ...
▪ England, United Kingdom       town, unitary authority of North Lincolnshire, historic county of Lincolnshire, eastern England. Scunthorpe is an industrial community ...
/skup/, n. a sparid food fish, Stenotomus chrysops, found along the Atlantic coast of the U.S., having a compressed body and high back. [1840-50, Amer.; short for earlier and ...
scupper1 /skup"euhr/, n. 1. Naut. a drain at the edge of a deck exposed to the weather, for allowing accumulated water to drain away into the sea or into the bilges. Cf. freeing ...
/skup"euhr nawng', -nong'/, n. 1. a silvery amber-green variety of muscadine grape. 2. the vine bearing this fruit, grown in the southern U.S. [1805-15, Amer.; short for ...
—scurflike, adj. /skerrf/, n. 1. the scales or small shreds of epidermis that are continually exfoliated from the skin. 2. any scaly matter or incrustation on a surface. [bef. ...
See scurf. * * *
/skerr"fee/, adj., scurfier, scurfiest. resembling, producing, or covered with or as if with scurf. [1475-85; SCURF + -Y1] * * *
scurfy scale
▪ insect       a species of insect in the armoured scale family, Diaspididae (order Homoptera), that is found on shaded trees, giving the bark a scurfy appearance. This ...
/skerr"il, -uyl, skur"-/, adj. Archaic. scurrilous. [1560-70; < L scurrilis jeering, equiv. to scurr(a) buffoon + -ilis -ILE] * * *
/skeuh ril"i tee/, n., pl. scurrilities for 2. 1. a scurrilous quality or condition. 2. a scurrilous remark or attack. [1500-10; < L scurrilitas. See SCURRILE, -ITY] Syn. 2. ...
—scurrilously, adv. —scurrilousness, n. /skerr"euh leuhs, skur"-/, adj. 1. grossly or obscenely abusive: a scurrilous attack on the mayor. 2. characterized by or using low ...
See scurrilous. * * *
See scurrilously. * * *
/skerr"ee, skur"ee/, v., scurried, scurrying, n., pl. scurries. v.i. 1. to go or move quickly or in haste. v.t. 2. to send hurrying along. n. 3. a scurrying rush: the scurry of ...
See scurvy. * * *
See scurvily. * * *
—scurvily, adv. —scurviness, n. /skerr"vee/, n., adj., scurvier, scurviest. n. 1. Pathol. a disease marked by swollen and bleeding gums, livid spots on the skin, prostration, ...
scurvy grass
a plant, Cochlearia officinalis, of the mustard family, purported to be a remedy for scurvy. [1590-1600] * * *
scurvy grass n. 1. Any of various plants of the genus Cochlearia, especially C. officinalis, of northern Europe, having pungent foliage and formerly used to cure scurvy. 2. See ...
scut1 /skut/, n. a short tail, esp. that of a hare, rabbit, or deer. [1400-50; late ME: hare < ON skutr stern] scut2 /skut/, n. Slang. a worthless, contemptible person. [1870-75; ...
scut work
☆ scut work n. 〚?
/skyooh"teuh/, n. pl. of scutum. * * *
/skyooh"tij/, n. (in the feudal system) a payment exacted by a lord in lieu of military service due to him by the holder of a fee. [1425-75; late ME < ML scutagium. See SCUTUM, ...
/skooh"teuh ree/; for 2 also It. /skooh"tah rddee/, n. 1. Lake, a lake between NW Albania and S Yugoslavia. ab. 135 sq. mi. (350 sq. km). 2. Italian name of Shkodër. 3. former ...
Scutari, Lake
Largest lake in the Balkan Peninsula. Located on the frontier between Montenegro (see Serbia and Montenegro) and Albania, it has an area of 150 sq mi (390 sq km). It was ...
Scu·ta·ri (sko͞oʹtə-rē), Lake A lake of southeast Europe on the border between southwest Yugoslavia and northwest Albania. It was once an inlet of the Adriatic but is now ...
/skyooh"tayt/, adj. 1. Bot. formed like a round buckler. 2. Zool. having scutes, shields, or large scales. [1820-30; < L scutatus. See SCUTUM, -ATE1] * * *
/skuch/, v.t. 1. to dress (flax) by beating. 2. to dress (brick or stone); scotch. n. 3. Also called scutcher. a device for scutching flax fiber. 4. Also, scotch. a small ...
scutch grass.
See Bermuda grass. [1675-85] * * *
/skuch"euhn/, n. 1. escutcheon. 2. Zool. a scute. * * *
See scutch. * * *
scutch grass n. See Bermuda grass. * * *
/skyooht/, n. Zool. 1. a dermal bony plate, as on an armadillo, or a large horny plate, as on a turtle. 2. a large scale. [1350-1400 for earlier sense "French coin, ÉCU"; ...
See scutellum. * * *
/skyooh tel"it, -ayt, skyooht"l ayt'/, adj. Zool. 1. having scutes. 2. formed into a scutellum. Also, scutellated. [1775-85; SCUTELL(UM) + -ATE1] * * *
/skyooht'l ay"sheuhn/, n. Zool. 1. a scutellate state or formation; a scaly covering, as on a bird's foot. 2. an arrangement of scutella or scales. [1870-75; SCUTELL(UM) + ...
/skyooh tel"euhm/, n., pl. scutella /-tel"euh/. 1. Bot. the shieldlike cotyledon of certain monocots. 2. Zool. a small plate, scutum, or other shieldlike part, as on the thorax ...
/skyooh"teuh fawrm'/, adj. shield-shaped. Also, scutelliform /skyooh tel"euh fawrm'/. [1650-60; < NL scutiformis. See SCUTUM, -I-, -FORM] * * *
/skut"euhr/, v.i., n. Brit. Dial. scurry. [1775-85; var. of SCUTTLE2] * * *
scuttle1 /skut"l/, n. 1. a deep bucket for carrying coal. 2. Brit. Dial. a broad, shallow basket. [bef. 1050; ME; OE scutel dish, trencher, platter < L scutella, dim. of scutra ...
/skut"l but'/, n. 1. Naut. a. an open cask of drinking water. b. a drinking fountain for use by the crew of a vessel. 2. Informal. rumor or gossip. [1795-1805; 1900-05 for def. ...
/skyooh"teuhm/, n., pl. scuta /-teuh/ for 1, 2, gen. Scuti /skooh"tuy/ for 3. 1. Zool. scute (def. 1). 2. a large, oblong shield used by the heavy legionaries of ancient Rome. 3. ...
/skut"werrk'/, n. Informal. menial, routine work, as that done by an underling: the scutwork of scrubbing pots and pans. Also, scut work. [1960-65; scut ( < ?) + WORK] * * *
/skuz/, Slang. n. 1. a dirty, grimy, sordid, or repulsive person or thing. adj. 2. scuzzy. [1965-70; prob. by back formation from SCUZZY, though relative chronology of coinage ...
scuzz·buck·et (skŭzʹbŭk'ĭt) n. Slang A repulsive or disgusting person or thing. * * *
/skuz"ee/, adj., scuzzier, scuzziest. Slang. dirty, grimy, sordid, or repulsive; disgusting. Also, scuzz. [1965-70; expressive coinage; cf. similar phonetic components of SCUM, ...
Scylax Of Caryanda
▪ Greek explorer flourished 6th century BC       ancient Greek explorer who was a pioneer in geography and the first Western observer to give an account of ...
Scylitzes, John
▪ Byzantine historian flourished 11th century       Byzantine historian, the author of a Synopsis historiarum dealing with the years 811–1057.       Scylitzes ...
/sil"euh/, n. 1. Modern, Scilla. a rock in the Strait of Messina off the S coast of Italy. 2. Class. Myth. a sea nymph who was transformed into a sea monster: later identified ...
Scylla and Charybdis
In Greek mythology, two monsters that guarded the narrow passage through which Odysseus had to sail in his wanderings. These waters are now identified with the Strait of ...
▪ sponge genus also called  sycon,         genus of marine sponges of the class Calcarea (calcareous sponges), characterized by a fingerlike body shape known as the ...
/suy"fayt/, adj. cup-shaped. [SCYPH(I)- + -ATE1] * * *
a combining form representing scyphus in compound words: scyphiform. Also, scyph-, scypho-. * * *
/suy"feuh fawrm'/, adj. Bot. shaped like a cup or goblet. [1870-75; SCYPHI- + -FORM] * * *
scyphistoma [sī fis′tə mə] n. pl. scyphistomae [sī fis′təmē΄] or scyphistomas 〚ModL < L scyphus, cup (see SCYPHUS) + Gr stoma, mouth (see STOMA)〛 the small, ...
/suy'feuh zoh"euhn/, n. 1. any coelenterate of the class Scyphozoa, comprising the true marine jellyfishes. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the scyphozoans. [1910-15; < NL ...
/suy"feuhs/, n., pl. scyphi /-fuy/. 1. a cup-shaped part, as of a flower. 2. skyphos. [1770-80; < L < Gk skýphos drinking bowl] * * *
/skuy"ros, -rohs/; Gk. /skee"rddaws/, n. Skyros. * * *
—scytheless, adj. —scythelike, adj. /suydh/, n., v., scythed, scything. n. 1. an agricultural implement consisting of a long, curving blade fastened at an angle to a handle, ...
▪ bird also called  Sabrebill, or Sicklebill,         any of several birds of Central and South American tropical forests, belonging to the genus Campylorhamphus. The ...
/sith"ee euh/, n. the ancient name of a region in SE Europe and Asia, between the Black and Aral seas. * * *
/sith"ee euhn/, adj. 1. pertaining to Scythia, its people, or their language. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Scythia. 3. the Iranian language spoken by the ancient ...
Scythian art
Decorative objects, mainly jewelry and trappings for horses, tents, and wagons, produced by nomadic Scythian tribes that roamed Central Asia and eastern Europe between the 7th ...
Scythian lamb
a fern, Cibotium barometz, of southeastern Asia, having stalks covered with shaggy, brownish hair and large, feathery leaves, formerly believed to be a source of vegetable ...
Scyth·o-Dra·vid·i·an (sĭth'ō-drə-vĭdʹē-ən, sĭth'-) adj. Of or relating to an ethnic group of northwest India having mixed Iranian and Dravidian ...
1. sea-damaged. 2. South Dakota (approved esp. for use with zip code). 3. Statistics. standard deviation. 4. the intelligence and counterespionage service of the Nazi SS. [ < G ...
sound. * * *
To draw, pull, plug, obstruct, despoil. sudd, from Arabic sudd, obstruction, from sadda, to plug, obstruct. * * *
Strategic Defense Initiative: technical name of Star Wars. * * *
(in full the Social Democratic and Labour Party) a Northern Irish political party, formed in 1970 by a group of MPs in favour of equal rights for Roman Catholics. The party, ...
(in full the Social Democratic Party) a British political party formed in 1981 by a group of MPs who left the Labour Party to start a new ‘middle party’ in British politics. ...
West Semitic, to be(come) just, righteous. 1. a. Melchizedek, from Hebrew malkî-ṣedeq, my king (is) righteousness, from ṣedeq, righteousness; b. Zedekiah, from Hebrew ...
special drawing rights. Also, S.D.R. * * *
SDRs or SDR's [es΄dē΄ärz′] abbrev. 〚S(pecial) D(rawing) R(ights)〛 a kind of international money created by the International Monetary Fund to supplement the use of gold ...
Students for a Democratic Society: a radical political organization, esp. of college students, active in the U.S. in the 1960s. * * *
1. southeast. 2. southeastern. 3. Standard English. Also, S.E. * * *
Symbol, Chem. selenium. * * *
se defendendo
/see dee'fen den"doh/, Law. in self-defense: homicide committed se defendendo. [1540-50; < L se defendendo] * * *
a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin, where it meant "apart": seduce; select. [ < L se(d) (prep.), se- (prefix) without, apart] * * *
/seuh ten"euhnt, set'n ahonn", seuh teuh nahonn"/, n. Philately. a group of stamps that differ in color, value, or design but are printed together on the same sheet and are ...
/see/, n. 1. the salt waters that cover the greater part of the earth's surface. 2. a division of these waters, of considerable extent, more or less definitely marked off by land ...
sea anchor
Naut. any of various devices, as a drogue, that have great resistance to being pulled through the water and are dropped forward of a vessel at the end of a cable to hold the bow ...
sea anemone
any sedentary marine animal of the phylum Coelenterata, having a columnar body and one or more circles of tentacles surrounding the mouth. [1735-45] * * * Any of more than 1,000 ...
sea bag
a tubular canvas bag closed by a drawstring, used by a sailor for gear. [1920-25] * * *
sea bass
/bas/ 1. any of numerous marine fishes of the family Serranidae. Cf. black sea bass. 2. any of numerous related or similar marine food fishes. [1755-65, Amer] * * * Any of about ...
sea biscuit
ship biscuit; hardtack. [1670-80] * * *
sea blite
/bluyt/ any of several halophytic herbs of the genus Suaeda, having fleshy leaves. [1755-60] * * *
sea bread
ship biscuit; hardtack. [1830-40] * * *
sea bream
1. any of numerous marine sparid fishes, as Pagellus centrodontus, inhabiting waters off the coasts of Europe. 2. a porgy, Archosargus rhomboidalis, inhabiting the Atlantic ...
sea breeze
a thermally produced wind blowing from a cool ocean surface onto adjoining warm land. Cf. lake breeze, land breeze. [1690-1700] * * *
sea buckthorn
▪ shrub also called  Sallow Thorn        (Hippophae rhamnoides, family Elaeagnaceae), willowlike shrub growing to about 2.5 m (about 8 feet) high with narrow leaves ...
sea butterfly
any member of the gastropod order Pteropoda, shelled marine mollusks so called for their ability to swim using winglike extensions of the foot. [1880-85] * * *
sea cabbage
a brown alga, Hedophyllum sessile, of the North Pacific, characterized by a compact mass of fronds resembling a cabbage. [1725-35] * * *
sea calf.
See harbor seal. [1350-1400; ME] * * *
sea captain
the master of a seagoing vessel. [1605-15] * * *
sea cave
▪ geology       cave formed in a cliff by wave action of an ocean or lake. Sea caves occur on almost every cliffed headland or coast where the waves break directly on a ...
sea change
1. a striking change, as in appearance, often for the better. 2. any major transformation or alteration. 3. a transformation brought about by the sea. [1600-10] * * *
sea chest
Naut. 1. a fitting in a hull below the water line, for admitting or discharging water. 2. a chest for the personal belongings of a sailor. [1660-70] * * *
sea cow
1. any sirenian, as the manatee or dugong. 2. Obs. the hippopotamus. [1605-15] * * * or Steller's sea cow Extinct aquatic mammal (Hydrodamalis gigas) that lived around islands ...
sea cradle
chiton (def. 1). * * *
sea crawfish
sea crawfish n. SPINY LOBSTER: also sea crayfish * * *
sea crayfish
      any of several lobster species of the family Palinuridae. See lobster. * * *
sea crayfish.
See spiny lobster. Also, sea crawfish. [1595-1605] * * *
sea cucumber
any echinoderm of the class Holothuroidea, having a long, leathery body with tentacles around the anterior end. [1595-1605] * * * Any of 1,100 species of echinoderms ...
sea dahlia
a garden plant, Coreopsis maritima, of the southwestern coast of North America, having long-stalked, solitary, yellow flower heads nearly 3 in. (7.6 cm) wide. * * *
Sea Dayak
Iban (def. 1). * * *
sea devil
manta (def. 4). [1585-95] * * *
sea dog
1. a sailor, esp. an old or experienced one. 2. See harbor seal. 3. a dogfish. 4. a pirate or privateer. [1590-1600] * * *
sea duck
any of various diving ducks, as the scaups, goldeneyes, scoters, and eiders, found principally on seas. [1745-55] * * *
sea eagle
any of several large eagles of the genus Haliaetus, that usually feed on fish. Cf. gray sea eagle. [1660-70] * * * Any of various large fish-eating eagles (especially in the ...
sea elephant
sea elephant n. either of two very large, earless seals (genus Mirounga) that are hunted for oil: the male has a long proboscis * * *
sea elephant.
See elephant seal. [1595-1605] * * *
sea fan
any of certain anthozoans, esp. Gorgonia flabellum, of the West Indies, in which the colony assumes a fanlike form. [1625-35] * * * Any of about 500 coral species (genus ...
sea feather
any of several anthozoans of the order Gorgonacea, in which the colony assumes a featherlike shape. [1615-25] * * *
sea fight
a fight between ships at sea. [1590-1600] * * *
sea fire
a bioluminescent glow produced by phosphorescent marine organisms. [1805-15] * * *
sea fishing
➡ field sports * * *
sea foam
—sea-foam, adj. 1. the foam of the sea. 2. meerschaum (def. 1). [1250-1300; ME] * * *
sea fox
thresher (def. 2). [1585-95] * * *
sea front
an area, including buildings, along the edge of the sea; waterfront. [1875-80] * * *
sea gate
a navigable channel giving access to the sea. [1860-65] * * *
sea gauge
1. an automatic sounding device registering the depth to which it is lowered. 2. the draft of a vessel. [1745-55] * * *
sea gooseberry
a comb jelly, esp. of the genus Pleurobrachia. * * * ▪ invertebrate       either of two cosmopolitan genera of invertebrate marine animals in the phylum Ctenophora: the ...
sea grant college
a college or university doing research on marine resources under the U.S. National Sea Grant College and Program Act of 1966. [1970-75] * * *
sea grape
1. a tropical American tree, Coccoloba uvifera, of the buckwheat family, bearing grapelike clusters of edible purple berries. 2. the fruit itself. 3. a gulfweed. [1570-80] * * *
sea green
—sea-green, adj. a clear, light, bluish green. [1590-1600] * * *
sea gull
a gull, esp. any of the marine species. [1535-45] * * *
Sea Gull, The
a play (1896) by Anton Chekhov. * * *
sea hare
any gastropod of the order Aplysiacea, comprising large marine sluglike mollusks with a reduced, internal shell. [1585-95] * * * ▪ gastropod  any marine gastropod of the ...
sea hen
      fish, a species of lumpsucker (q.v.). * * *
sea hibiscus.
See hau tree. * * *
sea hog
a porpoise. [1570-80] * * *
sea holly
the eryngo, Eryngium maritimum. [1540-50] * * *
sea hollyhock
a rose mallow, Hibiscus moscheutos. * * *
sea horse
1. any fish of the genus Hippocampus, of the pipefish family, having a prehensile tail, an elongated snout, and a head bent at right angles to the body. 2. a fabled marine animal ...
sea ice
Ice formed from frozen seawater in polar regions. Most sea ice occurs as pack ice, which drifts across the ocean surface; other types of sea ice include fast ice, which is ...
Sea Islands
a group of islands in the Atlantic, along the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and N Florida. * * * ▪ islands, United States       low-lying chain of sandy islands ...
sea kale
a European broad-leaved maritime plant, Crambe maritima, of the mustard family, having fleshy, blue basal leaves, used as a pot plant. [1690-1700] * * * ▪ plant  (Crambe ...
sea king
1. one of the piratical Scandinavian chiefs who ravaged the coasts of medieval Europe. 2. (caps.) a twin-engine U.S. Navy helicopter for rescue work and antisubmarine ...
sea ladder
a set of rungs fixed to the side of a vessel, forming a ladder from the weather deck to the water line. [1900-05] * * *
Sea Lake
▪ Victoria, Australia       town, Mallee district, northwest Victoria, Australia, on the south shore of Lake Tyrrell (a salt-encrusted depression). The site was ...
sea lamprey
a parasitic marine lamprey, Petromyzon marinus, that spawns in fresh water along both Atlantic coasts and in the Great Lakes, where it is responsible for losses of economically ...
sea lane
a standard navigational route for ships traversing an ocean or sea. Also called shipping lane. [1875-80] * * *
sea lavender
1. an Old World, maritime plant, Limonium vulgare, of the leadwort family, having one-sided spikes of small, lavender-colored flowers. 2. a similar plant, Limonium carolinianum, ...
sea lawyer
Naut. Slang. a sailor inclined to question or complain about the orders given. [1805-15] * * *
sea leather
the skin of sharks, porpoises, dogfishes, etc., prepared and used for the same purposes as ordinary leather. * * *
sea legs
1. the ability to adjust one's sense of balance to the motion of a ship at sea: He stumbled about the deck for three days before getting his sea legs. 2. the ability to remain ...
sea lettuce
any seaweed of the genus Ulva, having large leaflike blades. [1660-70] * * * ▪ algae genus  (Ulva), a genus of green algae usually found growing on rocky shores of seas and ...
sea level
the horizontal plane or level corresponding to the surface of the sea at mean level between high and low tide. [1800-10] * * * Position of the air-sea boundary, to which all ...
sea lily
a stalked, sessile crinoid. See illus. under crinoid. [1875-80] * * * ▪ echinoderm       any crinoid marine invertebrate animal (class Crinoidea, phylum Echinodermata) ...
sea lion
1. any of several large eared seals, as Eumetopias jubatus (Steller's sea lion), of the northern Pacific, and Zalophus californicus (California sea lion), of the Pacific coast of ...
Sea Lord
n either of two senior admirals (the First and Second Sea Lords) who are responsible for the training, equipment, etc. of the British Royal Navy. * * *
sea lungwort
a plant, Mertensia maritima, of the borage family, growing on northern seacoasts and having leaves with an oysterlike flavor. [1590-1600] * * *
sea lyme grass
a stout grass, Elymus arenarius, of Eurasia, used as a binder for shifting sand. Also called dune grass. [lyme, perh. alter. (based on the genus name) of LIME1, with reference to ...
sea mew
sea mew n. 〚ME semewe: see MEW3〛 Brit. SEA GULL * * *
sea mile.
See nautical mile. [1790-1800] * * *
sea milkwort
a maritime plant, Glaux maritima, having small, pinkish-white flowers. * * *
sea mist
a mist over or from the sea. * * *
sea moss
1. Bot. any of certain frondlike red algae. 2. Zool. a bryozoan. [1540-50] * * *
sea mouse
any of several large, marine annelids of the genus Aphrodite and related genera, having a covering of long, fine, hairlike setae. [1510-20] * * * ▪ ...
sea nettle
any large, stinging jellyfish. [1595-1605] * * *
sea oats
a tall grass, Uniola paniculata, of coastal areas of southeastern North America, having as its inflorescence a densely crowded panicle, used to control sand erosion. [1890-95; ...
Sea of Tranquillity
Astron. See Mare Tranquillitatis. * * *
sea onion
1. Also called sea squill. a Mediterranean plant, Urginea maritima, of the lily family, yielding medicinal squill. 2. a squill, Scilla verna, of the Isle of Wight, having narrow ...
sea otter
a marine otter, Enhydra lutris, of the shores of the northern Pacific, with a very valuable fur: now greatly reduced in number and rare in many areas. [1655-65] * * * or great ...
sea palm
a kelp, Postelsia palmaeformis, of the Pacific coast of North America, that resembles a miniature palm tree. * * *
sea pansy
      any of certain colonial marine animals of the sea pen (q.v.) group (order Pennatulacea, phylum Cnidaria). Unlike true sea pens, sea pansies lie flat on the ...
sea pen
any of several colonial coelenterates of the genus Pennatula and related genera, having the shape of a fleshy feather. [1755-65] * * * ▪ invertebrate       any of the ...
Sea People
Any of the groups of aggressive seafarers who invaded eastern Anatolia, Syria, Palestine, Cyprus, and Egypt toward the end of the Bronze Age. They were especially active in the ...
sea pink
thrift (def. 3). [1725-35] * * *
sea poppy.
See horn poppy. [1555-65] * * *
sea power
1. naval strength. 2. a nation that possesses formidable naval power. [1840-50] * * * Means by which a nation extends its military power onto the seas. Measured in terms of a ...
sea purse
the horny egg case of certain rays and sharks. [1800-10] * * *
sea puss
/poos/, Oceanog. a strong nearshore current resulting from the seaward flow of water, esp. through a channel in a bar. [1645-55, Amer. in sense "brook;" alter., by folk etym., of ...
sea raven
a large marine fish of the genus Hemitripterus, as H. americanus, common on the northern Atlantic coast of America. [1595-1605] * * *
sea reach
a straight course at the mouth of a river, connecting with the sea. [1865-70] * * *
sea return
Electronics. radar signals that are reflected by a body of water and hamper target identification. * * *
sea risk
Often, sea risks. the hazard of traveling or transporting by sea. [1720-30] * * *
sea robber
a pirate. [1560-70] * * *
sea robin
any of various gurnards, esp. certain American species of the genus Prionotus, having large pectoral fins used to move across the ocean bottom. [1805-15, Amer.] * * * ▪ ...
sea rocket
▪ plant       any of about seven species of plants constituting the genus Cakile, of the mustard family (Brassicaceae), native to seashore regions of North America, ...
sea room
unobstructed space at sea in which a vessel can be easily maneuvered or navigated. [1545-55] * * *
sea rover
—sea-roving, adj., n. 1. a pirate. 2. a pirate ship. [1570-80] * * *
sea salt
table salt produced through the evaporation of seawater. [1595-1605] * * *
sea scallop
1. Also called giant scallop. a large scallop, Pecten magellanicus, of deep waters off the Atlantic coast of North America. 2. the abductor muscle of this scallop, eaten as ...
sea scorpion
Ichthyol. scorpionfish. [1595-1605] * * *
sea scout
(often caps.) a member of a scouting program that provides training in boating and other water activities. * * *
sea serpent
1. an enormous, imaginary, snakelike or dragonlike marine animal. 2. (caps.) Astron. the constellation Hydra. [1640-50] * * * ▪ mythology       mythological and ...
sea slug
a nudibranch. [1770-80] * * *
sea smoke.
See steam fog. * * *
sea snake
any of several venomous marine snakes of the family Hydrophidae, having a finlike tail. [1745-55] * * * Any of some 50 species (family Hydrophiidae) of venomous, marine snakes ...
sea spider
any member of the arthropod class Pycnogonida, marine invertebrates with eight long walking legs attached to a small body consisting of a cephalothorax and vestigial ...
sea squab
the blowfish: used esp. on menus as a euphemism. * * *
sea squill.
See sea onion (def. 1). * * *
sea squirt
any tunicate, esp. a sessile ascidian, so called from its habit of contracting its body and ejecting streams of water when disturbed. [1840-50] * * * Any tunicate in the class ...
sea stack
a pillarlike mass of rock detached by wave action from a cliff-lined shore and surrounded by water. [1895-1900] * * *
sea star
n. starfish. [1560-70] * * * ▪ echinoderm also called  starfish   any marine invertebrate of the class Asteroidea (phylum Echinodermata) having rays, or arms, surrounding ...
sea stores
provisions and supplies to be used on a sea voyage. Also called sea stock. [1650-60] * * *
sea swallow
1. any of several terns, esp. Sterna hirundo. 2. Brit. Dial. any of several small petrels, esp. the storm petrel, Hydrobates pelagicus. [1590-1600] * * *       any of ...
sea tangle
any of various seaweeds, esp. of the genus Laminaria. [1860-65] * * *
sea trials
a series of trial runs to test the performance of a new ship. * * *

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