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slip carriage
Brit. a railway car detached from a moving train as it passes through a station. Also called slip coach. [1865-70] * * *
slip casting
a pottery-making process in which partially liquefied clay is poured into a plaster mold. [1900-05] * * *
slip form
Civ. Engin. a form into which concrete is poured that can be slowly moved and reused in construction, as of a pavement or a building. [1945-50] * * *
slip hook.
See pelican hook. [1860-65] * * *
slip indicator.
See bank indicator. * * *
slip joint
a joint made between an older and a newer masonry wall to form a continuous surface, masonry at the end of the newer wall fitting into a vertical groove cut in the end of the ...
slip noose
slip noose n. a noose made with a slipknot * * *
slip ring
—slip-ring, adj. Elect. a metal ring, usually of copper or cast iron, mounted so that current may be conducted through stationary brushes into or out of a rotating ...
slip seat
Furniture. an upholstered seat having its own frame that fits loosely into the frame of a chair. * * *
slip stem
a spoon handle cut obliquely at the end from top to bottom. * * *
slip stitch
Sewing. a loose stitch taken between two layers of fabric, as on a facing or hem, so as to be invisible on the right side or outside surface, used in stoating. [1880-85] * * *
slip top
the end of a slip stem on a spoon. * * *
slip trailing
Ceram. the act of decorating an object with a poured stream of slip. Also called slip tracing. * * *
slip-joint pliers
/slip"joynt'/, (sometimes used with a sing. v.) pliers having a sliding joint, permitting the span of the jaws to be adjusted. See illus. under plier. * * *
/slip"on', -awn'/, adj. 1. made without buttons, straps, zippers, etc., so as to be put on easily and quickly: a slip-on blouse; slip-on shoes. n. 2. something made this way, ...
/slip"rayl'/, n. Australian. one of a horizontal set of fence rails that can be removed easily to leave a gateway. [1715-25] * * *
slip-sheet (slĭpʹshēt') n. A blank sheet of paper slipped between newly printed sheets to prevent offsetting. tr.v. slip-·sheet·ed, slip-·sheet·ing, slip-·sheets To ...
/slip"stich'/, v.t., v.i. Sewing. to sew with slip stitches. [1895-1900] * * *
/slip"up'/, n. a mistake, blunder, or oversight: Several slip-ups caused a delay in the delivery of the books. [1850-55; n. use of v. phrase slip up] Syn. error, lapse, bungle. * ...
/slip"kays'/, n. a box for a book or set of books, open on one side so that the spine is visible. [1920-25; SLIP1 + CASE2] * * *
See slipcase. * * *
/slip"kuv'euhr/, n. 1. a cover of cloth or other material for a piece of furniture, as an upholstered chair or sofa, made so as to be easily removable. 2. a book jacket. v.t. 3. ...
slip·dress or slip dress (slĭpʹdrĕs') n. A sleeveless dress with narrow shoulder straps, usually made from thin silky material. * * *
/sluyp/, n., v., sliped, sliping. Scot. n. 1. a sledge, drag, or sleigh. v.t. 2. to peel or strip the outer coating from, esp. to peel bark from (a tree or twig). 3. to ...
Slipher, Vesto Melvin
▪ American astronomer born Nov. 11, 1875, near Mulberry, Ind., U.S. died Nov. 8, 1969, Flagstaff, Ariz.       American astronomer whose systematic observations ...
/slip"not'/, n. a knot that slips easily along the cord or line around which it is made. Also, slip knot. See illus. under knot. [1650-60; SLIP1 + KNOT1] * * *
▪ fish also called  ponyfishes  or  slimys        any of certain fishes (order Perciformes) that are characterized by slimy bodies with small scales and greatly ...
/slip"noohs'/, n. a noose with a knot that slides along the rope, thus forming a noose that tightens as the rope is pulled. Also, slip noose. [1840-50; SLIP1 + NOOSE] * * *
/slip"oh'veuhr/, n., adj. pullover. [1915-20; n., adj. use of v. phrase slip over] * * *
/slip"ij/, n. 1. an act or instance of slipping. 2. an amount or extent of slipping. 3. failure to maintain an expected level, fulfill a goal, meet a deadline, etc.; loss, ...
slipped disk
slipped disk n. a herniated intervertebral disk, esp. of the lumbar spine, often causing sciatica * * *
slipped disk.
See herniated disk. [1940-45] * * *
slipped disk (slĭpt) n. Protrusion of a part of an intervertebral disk through the fibrocartilage, occurring usually in the lower lumbar region and often causing back pain or ...
slipper1 —slipperlike, adj. /slip"euhr/, n. 1. any light, low-cut shoe into which the foot may be easily slipped, for casual wear in the home, for dancing, etc. Cf. bedroom ...
slipper chair
a small bedroom chair with a low seat. * * *
slipper flower
▪ plant also called  pocketbook flower,  slipperwort , or  pouch flower   any of some 240 to 270 species of flowering plants native from Mexico to South America and ...
slipper foot
Furniture. an elongated pad foot. * * *
slipper lobster
      any of several species of the family Scyllaridae. See lobster. * * *
slipper shell
▪ gastropod  (genus Crepidula), any marine snail belonging to the family Calyptraeidae (subclass Prosobranchia, class Gastropoda), in which the humped or flattened shell has ...
slipper sock
a sock with a soft leather or vinyl sole sewn onto it, used as indoor footwear. * * *
See slipper. * * *
/slip'euh ret"/, n. a disposable slipper, often of paper, as for wear during a long airplane or train trip. [SLIPPER1 + -ETTE] * * *
slipper flower n. See calceolaria. * * *
See slippery. * * *
/slip"euhr werrt', -wawrt'/, n. any of several tropical American plants belonging to the genus Calceolaria, of the figwort family, having opposite or whorled leaves and ...
—slipperiness, n. /slip"euh ree, slip"ree/, adj., slipperier, slipperiest. 1. tending or liable to cause slipping or sliding, as ice, oil, a wet surface, etc.: a slippery ...
slippery dick
a wrasse, Halichoeres bivittatus, inhabiting tropical regions of the Atlantic Ocean. [1875-80] * * *
slippery elm
1. an elm, Ulmus rubra, of eastern North America, having a mucilaginous inner bark. 2. the bark of this elm, used as a demulcent. [1740-50] * * * or red elm Large-leaved elm ...
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
▪ school, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, U.S. It is part of ...
slippery slope
a dangerous and irreversible course: the slippery slope from narcotics to prison. [1985-90] * * *
slippery elm n. 1. A deciduous eastern North American tree (Ulmus rubra) having hard wood and mucilaginous, aromatic inner bark formerly used medicinally. 2. The wood of this ...
slippery slope n. A tricky precarious situation, especially one that leads gradually but inexorably to disaster: “ [Without] a clear boundary to confer personhood on a human ...
See slippy. * * *
—slippiness, n. /slip"ee/, adj., slippier, slippiest. 1. Informal. slippery. 2. Chiefly Brit. quick; alert; sharp. [1540-50; SLIP1 + -Y1] * * *
slip ring n. A metal ring mounted on a rotating part of a machine to provide a continuous electrical connection through brushes on stationary contacts. * * *
/slip"sheet'/, Print. v.t., v.i. 1. to insert (blank sheets) between printed sheets as they come off the press to prevent offset. n. 2. a sheet so inserted. [1905-10; SLIP1 + ...
—slipshodness, slipshoddiness, n. /slip"shod'/, adj. 1. careless, untidy, or slovenly: slipshod work. 2. down-at-heel; seedy; shabby. 3. Archaic. wearing slippers or loose ...
See slipshod. * * *
/slip"slop'/, n. 1. meaningless or trifling talk or writing. 2. Archaic. sloppy or weak food or drink. [1665-75; gradational compound based on SLOP1] * * *
/slip"sohl'/, n. 1. an insole placed in a shoe for warmth or to adjust the size. 2. a thin strip of material, as leather, set between the insole and the outsole of a shoe, ...
/slip"stik'/, n. Informal. See slide rule. [1930-35; SLIP1 + STICK1] * * *
slip·stitch (slĭpʹstĭch') n. A concealed stitch used for sewing together two layers of fabric, as with hems and facings, made by running the needle through the underside of ...
/slip"streem'/, n. Also, slip stream. 1. Aeron. the airstream pushed back by a revolving aircraft propeller. Cf. backwash (def. 2), wash (def. 35). 2. the airstream generating ...
/slip"stree'ming/, n. the act of updating a software program without adequately informing the public, as by failing to release it as an official new version. [1985-90] * * *
/slipt/, v. Archaic. pt. of slip1. * * *
/slip"wair'/, n. pottery decorated with slip. [1905-10; SLIP3 + WARE1] * * * Pottery that has been treated with semiliquid clay, or slip. The technique was originally used to ...
/slip"way'/, n. Naut. 1. (in a shipyard) the area sloping toward the water, on which the ways are located. 2. See marine railway. 3. a ramp on a factory ship for hauling aboard ...
—slitless, adj. —slitlike, adj. /slit/, v., slit, slitting, n. v.t. 1. to cut apart or open along a line; make a long cut, fissure, or opening in. 2. to cut or rend into ...
slit drum
▪ musical instrument       percussion instrument formed by hollowing a tree trunk through a lengthwise slit and sounded by the players' stamping feet or by beating with ...
slit fricative
Phonet. a fricative, as /f/ or /th/, in which the tongue is relatively flat, with air channeled over it through a shallow slit. Cf. groove fricative. [1950-55] * * *
slit moss
      any of a number of plants in the granite moss (q.v.) group. * * *
slit trench
1. a narrow trench for one or more persons for protection against enemy fire and fragmentation bombs. 2. a foxhole. [1940-45] * * *
slit windows
➡ castles * * *
/slit"drum'/, n. a hollowed-out log with a long, narrow slit, beaten with a stick or stamped upon to produce a drumming sound, found in many cultures since ancient times. Also, ...
slit-faced bat
▪ mammal also called  hollow-faced bat        any of 16 species of tropical bats, all belonging to the genus Nycteris, which constitutes the family Nycteridae, found ...
—slithery, adj. /slidh"euhr/, v.i. 1. to slide down or along a surface, esp. unsteadily, from side to side, or with some friction or noise: The box slithered down the chute. 2. ...
slithery [slith′ərē] adj. 1. slippery 2. like or characterized by a slither [a slithery walk] * * * See slither. * * *
See slit. * * *
slit trench n. A narrow shallow trench dug during combat for the protection of a single soldier or a small group of soldiers. * * *
See slitter. * * *
Sli·ven (slĭvʹən) A city of east-central Bulgaria east of Sofia. It was contested by Bulgaria and the Byzantine Empire in medieval times and by Russia and Turkey in the ...
—sliverlike, adj. /sliv"euhr/, n. 1. a small, slender, often sharp piece, as of wood or glass, split, broken, or cut off, usually lengthwise or with the grain; splinter. 2. any ...
sliver building
a very narrow skyscraper designed in response to restriction of the building site or zoning, frequently containing only a single apartment per floor or comparably limited office ...
/sliv"euh vits, -wits, shliv"-/, n. a dry, usually colorless, slightly bitter plum brandy from E Europe. Also, slivovic, slivowitz /sliv"euh vits/. [1895-1900; < G Sliwowitz < ...
To be whole, sound; Common Semitic noun *šalām-, well-being, welfare, peace. 1. a. shalom; shalom aleichem, from Hebrew šālōm, well-being, peace, from šālēm, to be safe, ...
See Student Loan Marketing Association. * * *
slo pitch
slo pitch [slō] n. alt. sp. of SLOW PITCH: also written slo-pitch * * *
/sloh"moh"/, n. Informal. See slow motion. * * *
slo-pitch (slōʹpĭch') n. Variant of slow-pitch. * * *
/slohn/, n. 1. John, 1871-1951, U.S. painter. 2. a male given name. * * *
Sloan, Alfred P(ritchard), Jr.
born May 23, 1875, New Haven, Conn., U.S. died Feb. 17, 1966, New York, N.Y. U.S. corporate executive. He began his career at the Hyatt Roller Bearing Co. in New Jersey and ...
Sloan, Alfred P., Jr.
▪ American industrialist in full  Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr.  born May 23, 1875, New Haven, Conn., U.S. died Feb. 17, 1966, New York City       American corporate ...
Sloan, John (French)
born Aug. 2, 1871, Lock Haven, Pa., U.S. died Sept. 7, 1951, Hanover, N.H. U.S. artist. He worked as a commercial newspaper artist in Philadelphia, where he studied with Robert ...
Sloan, John French
▪ American artist born Aug. 2, 1871, Lock Haven, Pa., U.S. died Sept. 7, 1951, Hanover, N.H.  American painter, etcher and lithographer, cartoonist, and illustrator, known ...
Sloan, Tod
▪ American jockey byname of  James Forman Sloan   born August 10, 1874, near Kokomo, Indiana, U.S. died December 21, 1933, Los Angeles, California       American ...
Sloan,John French
Sloan (slōn), John French. 1871-1951. American painter whose scenes of urban life include Sunday, Women Drying Their Hair (1912). * * *
/slohn/, n. Sir Hans 1660-1753, English physician and naturalist. * * *
Sloane Ranger
/slohn/ a member of a trendy and acquisitive set of largely upper-middle-class young people of London, England. [1970-75; b. Sloane Square, London, and Lone Ranger hero of radio ...
Sloane Square
a square in a very fashionable and expensive part of Chelsea, London. It is connected to Knightsbridge by Sloane Street. * * *
Sloane Street
➡ Sloane Square * * *
Sloane, Sir Hans, Baronet
▪ British physician born April 16, 1660, Killyleagh, County Down, Ire. died Jan. 11, 1753, London, Eng.  British physician and naturalist whose collection of books, ...
/slob/, n. 1. a slovenly or boorish person. 2. Irish Eng. mud or ooze, esp. a stretch of mud along a shore. 3. Chiefly Canadian. sludge (def. 5). [1770-80; < Ir slab(a) mud, ...
slob ice
Chiefly Canadian. sludge (def. 5). [1905-10] * * *
—slobberer, n. /slob"euhr/, v.i. 1. to let saliva or liquid run from the mouth; slaver; drivel. 2. to indulge in mawkish sentimentality: My family slobbered all over me when I ...
See slobber. * * *
/slob"euh ree/, adj. 1. characterized by slobbering. 2. disagreeably wet; sloppy. Also, slabbery. [1350-1400; ME; see SLOBBER, -Y1] * * *
See slob. * * *
/slob"ee/, adj., slobbier, slobbiest. 1. pertaining to or characteristic of a slob. 2. slobbery. [1910-15; SLOB + -Y1] * * *
slob ice n. Canadian Slushy or broken ice floating as a mass at sea.   [From dialectal slob, muddy land, from Irish Gaelic slab, mud. See slob.] * * *
▪ Romania       town, capital of Ialomiţa judeţ (county), southeastern Romania. It lies along the Ialomiţa River in the middle of the Bărăgan Plain. The town was ...
/sloh"keuhm/, n. Joshua, 1844-c1910, U.S. mariner, author, and lecturer, born in Nova Scotia. * * *
Slocum, Joshua
born Feb. 20, 1844, Wilmot, Nova Scotia, Can. disappeared 1909/10, at sea Canadian seaman and adventurer. He worked his way up from ship's cook to captain of a trading vessel ...
/sloh/, n. 1. the small, sour, blackish fruit of the blackthorn, Prunus spinosa, of the rose family. 2. the shrub itself. 3. any of various other plants of the genus Prunus, as a ...
/sloh/, n. 1. the small, sour, blackish fruit of the blackthorn, Prunus spinosa, of the rose family. 2. the shrub itself. 3. any of various other plants of the genus Prunus, as a ...
sloe gin
a cordial or liqueur made from gin flavored with sloes. [1890-95] * * *
/sloh"uyd'/, adj. 1. having very dark eyes; dark-eyed. 2. having slanted eyes. [1865-70] * * *
sloe gin n. A liqueur having a gin base, flavored with fresh sloes. * * *
—slogger, n. /slog/, v., slogged, slogging. n. v.t. 1. to hit hard, as in boxing or cricket; slug. 2. to drive with blows. v.i. 3. to deal heavy blows. 4. to walk or plod ...
/sloh"geuhn/, n. 1. a distinctive cry, phrase, or motto of any party, group, manufacturer, or person; catchword or catch phrase. 2. a war cry or gathering cry, as formerly used ...
/sloh'geuh near"/, n. 1. a person who creates and uses slogans frequently. v.i. 2. to create or use slogans, esp. in an effort to change public opinion. [1920-25; SLOGAN + ...
/sloh"geuh nuyz'/, v., sloganized, sloganizing. v.t. 1. to make a slogan of; express as a slogan: to sloganize one's opinions. v.i. 2. to utter slogans; sloganeer. Also, esp. ...
See sloganize. * * *
➡ advertising * * *
See slog. * * *
/sloyd/, n. sloyd. Also, slojd. * * *
slo·ka (shlōʹkə) n. A distich of Sanskrit verse consisting of two sixteen-syllable lines of two eight-syllable padas each.   [Sanskrit ślokaḥ, sound, hymn, sloka. See ...
/slohk/, n. 1. algae or seaweed. 2. scum or slime, esp. on a body of water. [1425-75; earlier slawk, late ME slauk, of uncert. orig.] * * *
▪ Belarus       city and centre of Slonim rayon (sector), Grodno oblast (province), western Belarus. The city arose in the latter part of the 10th century as a fortified ...
Slonimsky, Nicolas
born April 27, 1894, St. Petersburg, Russia died Dec. 25, 1995, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S. Russian-born U.S. musicologist, conductor, and composer. He left the Soviet Union ...
/sloohp/, n. a single-masted, fore-and-aft-rigged sailing vessel, with or without a bowsprit, having a jib-headed or gaff mainsail, the latter sometimes with a gaff topsail, and ...
sloop of war
(formerly) a sailing or steam naval vessel having cannons on only one deck. [1695-1705] * * *
sloop rig.
See gaff-topsail catfish. [1890-95] * * *
/sloohp"rigd'/, adj. (of a sailboat) fore-and-aft rigged with a mainsail and a jib. [1760-70] * * *
sloopof war
sloop of war n. pl. sloops of war A small warship carrying guns on one deck only. * * *
slop1 /slop/, v., slopped, slopping, n. v.t. 1. to spill or splash (liquid). 2. to spill liquid upon. 3. to feed slop to (pigs or other livestock). v.i. 4. to spill or splash ...
slop basin
Brit. a basin or bowl into which the dregs, leaves, and grounds of teacups and coffee cups are emptied at the table. Also called slop bowl. [1725-35] * * *
slop bowl
slop bowl or slop basin n. Chiefly Brit. a bowl into which the dregs from tea cups are emptied at table * * *
slop bucket.
See slop pail. [1855-60] * * *
slop chest
1. a supply of clothing, boots, tobacco, and other personal goods for sale to the crew of a ship during a voyage. 2. (formerly) a chest containing this supply. [1830-40] * * *
slop jar
a large jar or pail for collecting household slop for disposal. [1850-55] * * *
slop pail
1. a pail for conveying slop in feeding livestock, esp. pigs. 2. a pail into which household slop is collected for disposal. Also called slop bucket. [1860-65] * * *
slop sink
a deep sink for emptying slop pails and the like. [1880-85] * * *
/slop"oh'veuhr/, n. 1. an act or instance of spilling or slopping over. 2. an amount spilled; spillover; overflow. [1905-10, Amer.; n. use of v. phrase slop over] * * *
—slopingly, adv. —slopingness, n. /slohp/, v., sloped, sloping, n. v.i. 1. to have or take an inclined or oblique direction or angle considered with reference to a vertical ...
/sloh"peuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that slopes. 2. Tailoring. a basic pattern developed on paper by drafting or in cloth by draping, but with seam allowances omitted, used as ...
See sloper. * * *
See sloppy. * * *
See sloppily. * * *
—sloppily, adv. —sloppiness, n. /slop"ee/, adj., sloppier, sloppiest. 1. muddy, slushy, or very wet: The field was a sloppy mess after the rain. 2. splashed or soiled with ...
Sloppy Joe
1. a sandwich of ground beef cooked in a spicy tomato or barbecue sauce and usually served on a bun. 2. a baggy, overlarge sweater originally worn by girls and young women in the ...
Sloppy Joe's
Slang. See greasy spoon. * * *
sloppy joe or sloppy Joe n. A bun filled or covered with ground beef cooked in a spicy tomato sauce. * * *
slops [släps] pl.n. 〚ME sloppes, pl. of slop, sloppe < OE -slop (as in oferslop, loose outer garment); akin to sliefe, SLEEVE〛 1. loosefitting outer garments; specif., a) ...
/slop"shop'/, n. a store at which cheap, ready-made clothing may be purchased. [1715-25; SLOP2 + SHOP] * * *
—slopworker, n. /slop"werrk'/, n. 1. the manufacture of cheap clothing. 2. clothing of this kind. 3. work that is carelessly or poorly done. [1840-50; SLOP2 + WORK] * * *
/slosh/, v.i. 1. to splash or move through water, mud, or slush. 2. (of a liquid) to move about actively within a container. v.t. 3. to stir or splash (something) around in a ...
/slosht/, adj. Slang. drunk. [1945-50; SLOSH + -ED2] * * *
—sloshily, adv. —sloshiness, n. /slosh"ee/, adj., sloshier, sloshiest. of or pertaining to slosh; slushy. [1790-1800; SLOSH + -Y1] * * *
slot1 /slot/, n., v., slotted, slotting. n. 1. a narrow, elongated depression, groove, notch, slit, or aperture, esp. a narrow opening for receiving or admitting something, as a ...
slot car
a miniature, electrically-operated toy racing car that runs on a slotted track and is controlled by an operator with a hand-held rheostat. Also called slot racer. [1965-70, ...
slot machine
1. a gambling machine operated by inserting coins into a slot and pulling a handle that activates a set of spinning symbols on wheels, the final alignment of which determines the ...
slot man
copyeditor (def. 3). Cf. copyreader. * * *
slot racer.
See slot car. [1965-70] * * *
slot racing
the activity of racing slot cars. [1965-70] * * *
/slot"bak'/, n. Football. 1. an offensive back who lines up about one yard behind the gap in the line between a tackle and an end stationed a distance outside of the tackle. 2. ...
slot car n. An electric toy racing car that fits into a slotted track and is controlled by a rheostat held by the operator. * * *
/slawth/ or, esp. for 2, /slohth/, n. 1. habitual disinclination to exertion; indolence; laziness. 2. any of several slow-moving, arboreal, tropical American edentates of the ...
sloth bear
a coarse-haired, long-snouted bear, Ursus ursinus, of India and Indochina: now rare. [1825-35] * * * ▪ mammal also called  honey bear , Hindi  bhalu     forest-dwelling ...
sloth bear n. A bear (Melursus ursinus) of India and Sri Lanka, having a long snout, long sticky tongue, and dark shaggy hair and feeding on plants and insects, especially ...
—slothfully, adv. —slothfulness, n. /slawth"feuhl, slohth"-/, adj. sluggardly; indolent; lazy. [1350-1400; ME; see SLOTH, -FUL] Syn. sluggish; inactive, torpid, slack. See ...
See slothful. * * *
See slothfully. * * *
slot machine n. 1. A gambling machine operated by inserting coins into a slot and often by pulling down on a long handle. 2. A vending machine operated by inserting coins into a ...
See slot racing. * * *
slot racing n. The racing of slot cars.   slot racer n. * * *
slotted spoon
a large spoon whose bowl has several slots or holes for draining liquid from food being ladled. [SLOT1 + -ED3] * * *
/slot"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that slots. 2. a machine tool for shaping vertical surfaces with a cutting tool held in a vertically reciprocating ram. [1880-85; SLOT1 + ...
—sloucher, n. —slouchingly, adv. /slowch/, v.i. 1. to sit or stand with an awkward, drooping posture. 2. to move or walk with loosely drooping body and careless gait. 3. to ...
slouch hat
a soft hat often made of felt and having a supple, usually broad brim. [1830-40] * * *
See slouch. * * *
slouch hat n. A soft hat with a broad flexible brim. * * *
See sloucher. * * *
See sloucher. * * *
—slouchily, adv. —slouchiness, n. /slow"chee/, adj., slouchier, slouchiest. of or pertaining to a slouch or to a slouching manner, posture, etc. [1685-95; SLOUCH + -Y1] * * *
slough1 /slow/ for 1, 2, 4; /slooh/ for 3, n. 1. an area of soft, muddy ground; swamp or swamplike region. 2. a hole full of mire, as in a road. 3. Also, slew, slue. Northern ...
Slough of Despond
a place in The Pilgrim’s Progress. It is a slough (= an area of soft, wet ground) that is full of fears and doubts. It is sometimes used to refer to the mental condition of a ...
See slough1. * * *
▪ Ukraine Russian  Slavyansk,  also spelled  Slaviansk , or  Slav'ansk        city, eastern Ukraine. It lies at the confluence of the Kazenny Torets and Sukhyy ...
/sloh"vahk, -vak/, n. 1. one of a Slavic people dwelling in Slovakia. 2. the language of Slovakia, a Slavic language closely related to Czech. adj. 3. of or pertaining to the ...
Slovak language
West Slavic language of Slovakia, spoken by about 5. 6 million people there and in enclaves in the Czech Republic, Hungary, northern Serbia, and North America. Slovak was ...
Slovak literature
      the body of literature produced in the Slovak language. Until the 18th century there was no systematic attempt to establish a literary language on the basis of the ...
Slovak Ore Mountains
▪ mountains, Slovakia Slovak  Slovenské Rudohorie        segment of the Carpathian Mountains, in south-central Slovakia. The mountains extend (west-east) for about ...
—Slovakian, adj., n. /sloh vah"kee euh, -vak"ee euh/, n. a republic in central Europe: formerly a part of Czechoslovakia; under German protection 1939-45; independent since ...
Slovakia, flag of
▪ Flag History       horizontally striped white-blue-red national flag with an off-centre coat of arms (arms, coat of) (shield) of the same colours. The flag's ...
/sluv"euhn/, n. 1. a person who is habitually negligent of neatness or cleanliness in dress, appearance, etc. 2. a person who works, acts, speaks, etc., in a negligent, slipshod ...
/sloh veen", sloh"veen/, n. 1. one of a Slavic people dwelling in Slovenia. 2. a South Slavic language spoken in Slovenia. adj. 3. of or pertaining to the Slovenes or ...
Slovene language
or Slovenian language South Slavic language spoken by more than 2. 2 million people in Slovenia, in adjacent parts of Italy, Austria, and Hungary, and in small enclaves outside ...
Slovene literature
      literature of the Slovenes, a South Slavic people of the eastern Alps and Adriatic littoral.       Only three brief religious texts with Slovene linguistic ...
/sloh vee"nee euh, -veen"yeuh/, n. a republic in SE Europe: formerly part of Yugoslavia. 1,945,998; 7819 sq. mi. (20,250 sq. km). Cap.: Ljubljana. * * * Slovenia ...
Slovenia, flag of
▪ Flag History       horizontally striped white-blue-red national flag with a coat of arms (arms, coat of) in the upper hoist corner. The flag's width-to-length ratio ...
Slovenian [slō′vēn΄, slō vēn′slō vē′nē ən, slōvēn′yən] n. 1. a member of a Slavic people living chiefly in Slovenia 2. the South Slavic language of this ...
See slovenly. * * *
—slovenliness, n. /sluv"euhn lee/, adj., slovenlier, liest, adv. adj. 1. untidy or unclean in appearance or habits. 2. characteristic of a sloven; slipshod: slovenly ...
Slovensko [slō̂′ven skō̂΄] Czech name for SLOVAKIA * * *
Slovo, Joe
▪ 1996       (YOSSEL MASHEL SLOVO), Lithuanian-born South African lawyer and political activist (b. May 23, 1926, Obelai, Lithuania—d. Jan. 6, 1995, Johannesburg, ...
—slowly, adv. —slowness, n. /sloh/, adj., slower, slowest, adv., slower, slowest, v. adj. 1. moving or proceeding with little or less than usual speed or velocity: a slow ...
slow burn
Informal. a gradual building up of anger, as opposed to an immediate outburst: I did a slow burn as the conversation progressed. * * *
slow cooker
an electric cooking pot with a tight-fitting lid for cooking meats, casseroles, etc., for several hours at relatively low temperatures, usually around 200° F (93.3° C). * * *
slow fire
—slow-fire, adj. a rate of firing small arms that allows time to aim before each shot. * * *
slow gait
(of a horse) a slow rack. [1935-40] * * *
slow loris
loris (def. 2). [1880-85] * * *
slow match
a slow-burning match or fuse, often consisting of a rope or cord soaked in a solution of saltpeter. [1795-1805] * * *
slow motion
1. the process or technique of filming or taping a motion-picture or television sequence at an accelerated rate of speed and then projecting or replaying it at normal speed so ...
slow neutron
—slow-neutron, adj. Physics. a neutron with low kinetic energy, esp. one slowed by the moderator in a nuclear reactor. [1930-35] * * * ▪ physics       neutron whose ...
slow oven
slow oven n. an oven heated to a relatively low temperature, for slow, or gradual, cooking * * *
slow pitch
slow pitch n. a variety of softball in which the ball is pitched with an underhand motion at moderate speed in an arc that rises at least six feet above the ground: cf. FAST ...
slow time
Informal. See standard time. Cf. fast time. [1895-1900] * * *
slow virus
Pathol. a virus that remains dormant in the body for a long time before producing symptoms, as in several neurological diseases, including kuru and Creutzfeldt-Jakob ...
slow wave
Physiol. See delta wave. * * *
—slow-footedly, adv. —slow-footedness, n. /sloh"foot"id/, adj. proceeding at a slow pace. [1635-45] * * *
See slow-footed. * * *
/sloh"moh"/, n. Informal. See slow motion. Also, slo-mo. * * *
/sloh"moh"sheuhn/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to or made in slow motion: a slow-motion replay. 2. moving or proceeding at a strikingly slow rate: slow-motion progress toward a ...
/sloh"mooh"ving/, adj. proceeding with or characterized by slow, sluggish, or leisurely movement or activity. [1635-45] * * *
slow-pitch also slo-pitch (slōʹpĭch') n. Softball in which there are ten players to a team and legal pitches must travel in an arc from three to ten feet high. * * *
/sloh"ri lees"/, adj. Chem., Pharm. sustained-release. [1925-30] * * *
slow-scan television
/sloh"skan'/ a technique or system in which an image is scanned electronically more slowly than is normally done in order to produce images, esp. of still pictures, that can be ...
/sloh"twich'/, adj. Physiol. of or pertaining to muscle fiber that contracts relatively slowly and is resistant to fatigue (distinguished from fast-twitch). [1975-80] * * *
/sloh"up'/, n. a delay or retardation in progress or activity; slowdown. [1890-95; n. use of v. phrase slow up] * * *
slow-wave sleep
/sloh"wayv"/, Physiol. a recurrent period of deep sleep, typically totaling five or six hours a night, distinguished by the presence of slow brain waves and by very little ...
—slow-wittedly, adv. —slow-wittedness, n. /sloh"wit"id/, adj. mentally slow or dull; slow in comprehension and thinking. [1565-75] * * *
See slow-witted. * * *
See slow-wittedly. * * *
slow burn n. Slang A gradually increasing sense or show of anger: did a slow burn while waiting three hours in the doctor's office. * * *
/sloh"kohch'/, n. Informal. a slowpoke. Also, slow coach. [1830-40; SLOW + COACH] * * *
/sloh"down'/, n. 1. a slowing down or delay in progress, action, etc. 2. a deliberate slowing of pace by workers to win demands from their employers. 3. Sports. a holding or ...
slow infection n. An infection having a long incubation period, as that caused by a slow virus or by a prion. * * *
slow loris n. A large loris (Nycticebus coucang) of Indonesia, having a corpulent, almost tailless body and noted for its very slow, cautious movements. * * *
See slow. * * *
slow match n. A match or fuse that burns slowly at a known rate and is used to set off explosives or fire cannons and muzzle-loading firearms. * * *
slow motion n. A filmmaking technique in which the action on screen is slower than normal, achieved by filming at a speed faster than the standard rate and then projecting the ...
See slowly. * * *
slow neutron n. A neutron in thermal equilibrium with the surrounding medium, especially one produced by fission and slowed by a moderator. Also called thermal neutron. * * *
/sloh"pohk'/, n. Informal. a person who makes slow progress. [1915-20; SLOW + POKE1] Syn. laggard, dawdler, dallier, slug. * * *
slow virus n. Any of a group of animal viruses that cause diseases having an unusually long incubation period, as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Also called lentivirus. * * *
/sloh"werrm'/, n. blindworm (def. 2). [bef. 900; SLOW + WORM; r. ME slowerm, slowurme, OE slawerm, slawyrm, equiv. to sla- (cf. dial. Sw slo, Norw slo slowworm) + wyrm worm] * * ...
/sloyd/, n. a system of manual training based on experience gained in woodworking, originally developed in Sweden. Also, sloid, slojd. [1880-85; < Sw slöjd craft, industrial ...
Photog. See single-lens reflex camera. * * *
SLSI abbr. Electronics. super-large-scale integration. * * *
To dominate, rule, have power over. a. soldan, sultan, from Arabic sulṭān, power, authority, ruler, sultan, from Aramaic šulṭānā, power, authority, rule, ruler, from ...
/slub/, v., slubbed, slubbing, n. v.t. 1. to extend (slivers of fiber) and twist slightly in carding. n. 2. the fibers produced by slubbing. 3. a slight irregularity in yarn ...
—slubberingly, adv. /slub"euhr/, v.t. to perform hastily or carelessly. [1520-30; < LG slubbern to do work carelessly] * * *
/sluj/, n. 1. mud, mire, or ooze; slush. 2. a deposit of ooze at the bottom of a body of water. 3. any of various more or less mudlike deposits or mixtures. 4. the sediment in a ...
/sluj"werrm'/, n. a small freshwater worm, Tubifex tubifex, often inhabiting sewage sludge and the muddy bottoms of lakes, rivers, and pools. [SLUDGE + WORM] * * *
/sluj"ing/, n. Pathol. intravascular slowing or clumping of red blood cells. [1945-50; SLUDGE + -ING1] * * *
/sluj"ee/, adj., sludgier, sludgiest. 1. of or pertaining to sludge. 2. covered, lined with, or containing sludge. [1775-85; SLUDGE + -Y1] * * *
slue1 /slooh/, v., slued, sluing, n. v.t. 1. to turn (a mast or other spar) around on its own axis, or without removing it from its place. 2. to swing around. v.i. 3. to turn ...
/sluf/, n., v.t., v.i. slough2. * * *
slug1 —sluglike, adj. /slug/, n., v., slugged, slugging. n. 1. any of various snaillike terrestrial gastropods having no shell or only a rudimentary one, feeding on plants and ...
slug caterpillar moth
▪ insect       any of approximately 1,000 species of insects (order Lepidoptera) that are widely distributed throughout the world but are concentrated in the tropics. ...
/slug"euh bed'/, n. a lazy person who stays in bed long after the usual time for arising. [1585-95; SLUG1 + ABED] * * *
/slug"fest'/, n. Informal. 1. a baseball game in which both teams make many runs and extra-base hits. 2. a boxing bout in which the boxers exchange powerful blows vigorously and ...
/slug"euhrd/, n. 1. a person who is habitually inactive or lazy. adj. 2. lazy; sluggardly. [1350-1400; ME slogarde. See SLUG1, -ARD] * * *
—sluggardliness, n. /slug"euhrd lee/, adj. like or befitting a sluggard; slothful; lazy. [1860-65; SLUGGARD + -LY] * * *
/slug"euhr/, n. 1. a person who strikes hard, esp. a boxer noted for the ability to deliver hard punches. 2. Baseball. a player who frequently gets extra-base hits; a strong ...

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