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/smoohdh"hownd'/, n. a smooth dogfish, esp. Mustelus mustelus, inhabiting waters along the coast of Europe. Also called smoothhound shark. [1595-1605; SMOOTH + HOUND1] * * *
/smooh"dhee/, n. Informal. 1. a person who has a winningly polished manner: He's such a smoothie he could charm the stripes off a tiger. 2. a thick beverage of fruit pureed in a ...
See smoother. * * *
smooth muscle n. Muscle tissue that contracts without conscious control, having the form of thin layers or sheets made up of spindle-shaped, unstriated cells with single nuclei ...
See smoother. * * *
/smooh"dhee/, n., pl. smoothies. smoothie. * * *
/smawr"geuhs bawrd', -bohrd'/ or, often, /shmawr"-/, n. 1. a buffet meal of various hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, salads, casserole dishes, meats, cheeses, etc. 2. an extensive ...
/smawrt sahn"doh/; It. /zmawrdd tsahn"daw/, adj. Music. fading away; dying out (a musical direction). [1790-1800; < It, ger. of smorzare to extinguish] * * *
/smoht/, v. a pt. of smite. * * *
—smotherable, adj. /smudh"euhr/, v.t. 1. to stifle or suffocate, as by smoke or other means of preventing free breathing. 2. to extinguish or deaden (fire, coals, etc.) by ...
smother crop
▪ agriculture       crop sown to suppress persistent weeds. Among the most effective smothering crops is alfalfa, which competes successfully against many weeds for ...
smothered mate
Chess. checkmate delivered by a knight when the king's mobility is restricted by his own pieces. [1815-25] * * *
Smothers Brothers
Tom Smothers (1937– ) and Dick Smothers (1939– ), two brothers who entertain with jokes and humorous songs. Tom often reminds Dick, ‘Mother always liked you best.’ Their ...
/smudh"euh ree/, adj. stifling; close: a smothery atmosphere. [1595-1605; SMOTHER + -Y1] * * *
/smohl"deuhr/, v.i., n. smolder. * * *
SMP abbr. symmetric multiprocessing. * * *
(or śmq). Aramaic root, to be(come) red. sumac, from Arabic summāq, sumac, from Aramaic summāq, dark red, from səmeq, to be(come) red. * * *
see smq. * * *
/smrit"ee/, n. Hinduism. writings containing traditions concerning law, rituals, teachings of the sages, the epics, and the Puranas. [ < Skt smrti] * * *
Class of Hindu sacred literature that is based on human memory, as distinct from the Vedas, which are considered to be divinely revealed. Smrti serves to elaborate, interpret, ...
▪ Buddhist philosophy Sanskrit“application of mentality”Pāli  Satipaṭṭhāna        in Buddhist philosophy, one of the preparatory stages of meditation ...
Synchronous Meteorological Satellite. * * *
Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area. * * *
SMSgt abbr. senior master sergeant. * * *
see šmm, šmn. * * *
SMTP abbr. Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. * * *
—smudgedly, adv. —smudgeless, adj. /smuj/, n., v., smudged, smudging. n. 1. a dirty mark or smear. 2. a smeary state. 3. a stifling smoke. 4. a smoky fire, esp. one made for ...
smudge pot
a container for burning oil or other fuels to produce smudge, as for protecting fruit trees from frost. [1880-85] * * * ▪ agricultural tool       device, usually an oil ...
smudge pot n. A receptacle in which oil or another smoky fuel is burned to protect an orchard from insects or frost. * * *
See smudge. * * *
See smudgily. * * *
—smudgily, adv. —smudginess, n. /smuj"ee/, adj., smudgier, smudgiest. 1. marked with smudges; smeared; smeary. 2. emitting a stifling smoke; smoky. 3. Brit. Dial. humid; ...
—smugly, adv. —smugness, n. /smug/, adj., smugger, smuggest. 1. contentedly confident of one's ability, superiority, or correctness; complacent. 2. trim; spruce; smooth; ...
—smuggler, n. /smug"euhl/, v., smuggled, smuggling. v.t. 1. to import or export (goods) secretly, in violation of the law, esp. without payment of legal duty. 2. to bring, ...
See smuggle. * * *
Act of importing and exporting secretly and illegally to avoid paying duties or to evade enforcement of laws (e.g., drug-or firearms-control laws). Smuggling is probably as old ...
See smug. * * *
See smugly. * * *
Smuin, Michael
▪ 2008       American dancer and choreographer born Oct. 13, 1938 , Missoula, Mont. died April 23, 2007 , San Francisco, Calif. combined popular music and innovative ...
/smush, smoosh/, v.t. Informal. to mash or push, esp. to push down or in; compress: to smush a pie in someone's face. [1910-15; prob. b. SMASH and MUSH1] * * *
/smut/, n., v., smutted, smutting. n. 1. a particle of soot; sooty matter. 2. a black or dirty mark; smudge. 3. indecent language or publications; obscenity. 4. Plant Pathol. a. ...
—smutchless, adj. /smuch/, v.t. 1. to smudge or soil. n. 2. a smudge or stain. 3. dirt, grime, or smut. Also, smooch. [1520-30; perh. < MHG smutzen to smear; cf. G Schmutz ...
/smuch"ee/, adj., smutchier, smutchiest. of or pertaining to smutch; dirty; grimy; soiled; smudged. [1570-80; SMUTCH + -Y1] * * *
Du. /smuets/; Eng. /smuts/, n. Jan Christiaan Du. /yahn krddis"tee ahn'/, 1870-1950, South African statesman and general: prime minister 1919-24, 1939-48. * * *
Smuts, Jan
▪ South African statesman Introduction Christian also spelled  Christiaan   born May 24, 1870, Bovenplaats, near Riebeeck West, Cape Colony [now in South Africa] died Sept. ...
Smuts, Jan (Christian)
born May 24, 1870, Bovenplaats, near Riebeeck West, Cape Colony died Sept. 11, 1950, Irene, near Pretoria, S.Af. South African statesman, soldier, and prime minister (1919–24, ...
Smuts,Jan Christiaan
Smuts (smŭts, smœts), Jan Christiaan. 1870-1950. South African soldier and politician. He was a Boer commander in the South African War (1899-1902) and prime minister of the ...
See smut. * * *
See smuttily. * * *
—smuttily, adv. —smuttiness, n. /smut"ee/, adj., smuttier, smuttiest. 1. soiled with smut; grimy. 2. indecent or obscene, as talk or writing: a smutty novel. 3. given to ...
SMV abbr. slow-moving vehicle. * * *
/smerr"neuh/, n. 1. former name of Izmir. 2. Gulf of, former name of the Gulf of Izmir. 3. a city in NW Georgia: suburb of Atlanta. 20,312. 4. Class. Myth. Myrrha. * * * ▪ ...
Smyrna carpet
 any large, coarse carpet handwoven in western Anatolia and exported by way of İzmir (Smyrna). It is likely that Smyrna carpets originally represented the production of the ...
Smyrna fig
a variety of the common fig, Ficus carica, that requires caprification in order to produce fruit. * * *
/smerr"nee euhn/, adj. of or pertaining to Smyrna, Turkey. [1590-1600; < L Smyrnae(us) of SMYRNA + -AN] * * *
Smyslov, Vasily Vasilyevich
▪ Russian chess master born March 24, 1921, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R.       Russian chess master who won the world championship from Mikhail Botvinnik (Botvinnik, ...
/smuyth/, n. 1st Baron. See Baden-Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth. * * *
Smyth sewing
—Smyth-sewn, adj. /smuyth, smith/, Bookbinding. a method of sewing together folded, gathered, and collated signatures with a single thread sewn through the folds of individual ...
Smyth, Dame Ethel (Mary)
born April 22, 1858, London, Eng. died May 9, 1944, Woking, Surrey British composer. Born into a military family, she studied at the Leipzig Conservatory and was encouraged by ...
Smyth, John
▪ English minister Smyth also spelled  Smith   died August 1612, Amsterdam       English religious libertarian and Nonconformist minister, called “the Se- ...
Smyth,Dame Ethel Mary
Smyth (smĭth, smīth), Dame Ethel Mary. 1858-1944. British composer and writer whose March of the Women (1911) served as an anthem for the suffrage movement in England. * * *
Smythe, Conn
in full Constantine Falkland Cary Smythe born Feb. 1, 1895, Toronto, Ont., Can. died Nov. 18, 1980, Caledon, Ont. Canadian ice-hockey player, coach, and executive. He founded ...
Smythe, Pat
▪ 1997       (PATRICIA ROSEMARY KOECHLIN-SMYTHE), British equestrian who was the four-time European ladies champion and the first woman to win a medal (bronze) in the ...
Smythe, Reg
▪ 1999       British cartoonist who created the comic strip "Andy Capp," reportedly basing its working-class subject on his father, and drew it for more than 40 years; ...
Smythe, Sir Thomas
▪ British entrepreneur Smythe also spelled  Smith   born 1558?, Ostenhanger, now Westenhanger, Kent, Eng. died Sept. 4, 1625, Sutton-at-Hone, Kent       English ...
smørrebrød [smʉr′ə brüth] n. 〚Dan < smør, butter + brød, bread〛 1. an assortment of open-faced sandwiches consisting as of fish, meat paste, or vegetables on slices ...
To hear. a. schmooze, perhaps from Hebrew šəmûʿâ, report, rumor, feminine passive participle of šāmaʿ, to hear; b. Shema, from Hebrew šəmaʿ, hear, imperative of ...
Secretary of the Navy. * * *
Symbol, Chem. tin. [ < L stannum] * * *
To swim. Oldest form *sneə₂-, colored to *snaə₂-, contracted to *snā-. 1. Extended form *snāgh-. nekton, from Greek nēkhein, to swim. 2. Suffixed zero-grade form ...
/snak/, n. 1. a small portion of food or drink or a light meal, esp. one eaten between regular meals. 2. a share or portion. 3. Australian Slang. something easily done. 4. go ...
snack bar
a lunchroom or restaurant where light meals are sold. [1890-95] * * *
snack table
a small portable folding table used for an individual serving. Also called TV table. * * *
snack bar n. A lunch counter or small restaurant where light meals are served. * * *
See snack. * * *
➡ meals * * *
snaffle1 /snaf"euhl/, n., v., snaffled, snaffling. n. 1. Also called snaffle bit. a bit, usually jointed in the middle and without a curb, with a large ring at each end to which ...
/sna fooh", snaf"ooh/, n., adj., v., snafued, snafuing. n. 1. a badly confused or ridiculously muddled situation. adj. 2. in disorder; out of control; chaotic. v.t. 3. to throw ...
—snaglike, adj. /snag/, n., v., snagged, snagging. n. 1. a tree or part of a tree held fast in the bottom of a river, lake, etc., and forming an impediment or danger to ...
—snaggle-toothed /snag"euhl toohtht', -toohdhd'/, adj. /snag"euhl toohth'/, n., pl. snaggleteeth. a tooth growing out beyond or apart from others. [1815-25; appar. SNAG + -LE + ...
See snaggletooth. * * *
/snag"ee/, adj., snaggier, snaggiest. 1. having snags or sharp projections, as a tree. 2. abounding in snags or obstructions, as a river. 3. snaglike; projecting sharply or ...
—snaillike, adj. /snayl/, n. 1. any mollusk of the class Gastropoda, having a spirally coiled shell and a ventral muscular foot on which it slowly glides about. 2. a slow or ...
snail darter
a tan, striped, snail-eating perch, Percina tanasi, 3 in. (7.5 cm) long, occurring only in the Tennessee River: a threatened species. [1970-75] * * * Rare species (Percina ...
snail fever
schistosomiasis. [1945-50; so called because the parasites that cause the disease are carried by snails] * * *
snail mail
Facetious. physical delivery of mail, as contrasted with electronic mail. Also called s-mail. [1980-85] * * *
snail's pace
an extremely slow rate: The work progresses at a snail's pace. [1400-50; late ME] * * *
snail-eating snake
▪ reptile       any of several members of the Old World subfamily Pareinae and of the New World subfamily Dipsadinae, family Colubridae. All have long delicate teeth; ...
/snayl"payst'/, adj. slow of pace or motion, like a snail; sluggish. [1585-95] * * *
snail bore n. A gastropod mollusk (Urosalpinx cinerea) that injures oysters by boring into their shells. * * *
snail darter n. A small snail-eating darter (Percina tanasi) that formerly was found only in the Little Tennessee River. It was thought to have become extinct after construction ...
snail fever n. See schistosomiasis. * * *
/snayl"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) snailfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) snailfishes. any of several elongate, smooth-skinned fishes of the family ...
/snayl"flow'euhr/, n. a tropical vine, Vigna caracalla, of the legume family, having fragrant, yellowish or purplish flowers, a segment of which is shaped like a snail's shell. ...
snail kite n. A kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) of the warm parts of North and South America that usually travels in small flocks preying on snails. * * *
snail mail n. Informal Mail delivered by a postal system, as distinct from electronic mail. * * *
—snakelike, adj. /snayk/, n., v., snaked, snaking. n. 1. any of numerous limbless, scaly, elongate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes, comprising venomous and nonvenomous ...
snake charmer
an entertainer who seems to charm venomous snakes, usually by music. [1830-40] * * *
snake dance
1. a ceremonial dance of the American Indian in which snakes or representations of snakes are handled or imitated by the dancers. 2. a parade or procession, esp. in celebration ...
snake doctor
1. South Midland and Southern U.S. a dragonfly. 2. a hellgrammite. [1790-1800] Regional Variation. 1. See dragonfly. * * *
snake eel
▪ marine fish       any of numerous marine fishes in the family Ophichthidae (order Anguilliformes). Representatives of the more than 200 species are found throughout ...
snake eyes
Craps. a cast of two; two aces. [1930-35] * * *
snake feeder
Midland U.S. a dragonfly. [1860-65, Amer.] Regional Variation. See dragonfly. * * *
snake fence
a fence, zigzag in plan, made of rails resting across one another at an angle. Also called Virginia fence, Virginia rail fence, worm fence. [1795-1805, Amer.] * * *
snake foot
Furniture. an elongated foot or short leg, as to a pedestal table, having the form of an ogee tangent to the floor surface. * * *
snake gourd
▪ plant       rapid-growing vine (Trichosanthes cucumerina), of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae), native to southeastern Asia and Australia but cultivated throughout the ...
snake in the grass
1. a treacherous person, esp. one who feigns friendship. 2. a concealed danger. [1690-1700] * * *
snake lily
a Californian plant, Dichelostemma volubile, of the amaryllis family, having a twining stem and an umbel of rose-red or pink flowers. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
snake mackerel
an elongate, deep-sea fish, Gempylus serpens, inhabiting tropical and temperate seas, having jutting jaws and strong teeth. * * *
snake oil
—snake-oil, adj. 1. any of various liquid concoctions of questionable medical value sold as an all-purpose curative, esp. by traveling hucksters. 2. Slang. deceptive talk or ...
snake palm
devil's-tongue. * * *
snake pit
Informal. 1. a mental hospital marked by squalor and inhumane or indifferent care for the patients. 2. an intensely chaotic or disagreeable place or situation. Also, ...
snake plant
a widely grown houseplant, Sansevieria trifasciata, having stiffly erect, mottled, lance-shaped leaves. [1880-85] * * *
Snake River
a river flowing from NW Wyoming through S Idaho into the Columbia River in SE Washington: Shoshone Falls. 1038 mi. (1670 km) long. * * * River, northwestern U.S. It is the ...
/snayks"hed'/, n. See checkered lily. [1730-40] * * *
/snayk"dans', -dahns'/, v.i., snake-danced, snake-dancing. to perform a snake dance. [1880-85] * * *
snake-eyed skink
▪ lizard       any of about 35 species of lizards (lizard) constituting two genera (Ablepharus and Cryptoblepharus) in the family Scincidae. Snake-eyed skinks (skink) ...
/snayk"hipt'/, adj. having thin, sinuous hips. * * *
snake-necked turtle
      any of about 16 species of turtles (turtle) belonging to the genera Chelodina and Macrochelodina in family Chelidae, characterized by long necks that can bend and ...
/snayk"berrd'/, n. anhinga. [1785-95, Amer.; SNAKE + BIRD] * * * ▪ bird also called  Darter, or Anhinga,    any bird of the family Anhingidae (order Pelecaniformes), ...
☆ snakebit [snāk′bit΄] adj. Informal having or characterized by bad luck; marked by a series of misfortunes, mistakes, etc.: occas. snakebitten [snāk′bit΄ən] * * ...
/snayk"buyt'/, n. 1. the bite of a snake, esp. of one that is venomous. 2. the resulting painful, toxic condition. [1830-40; SNAKE + BITE] * * * Wound from the bite of a snake, ...
snakebite remedy
Facetious. hard liquor. * * *
/snayk"blen'ee/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) snakeblenny, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) snakeblennies. any of several pricklebacks of the genus ...
snake charmer n. One who uses rhythmic music and body movements to control snakes. * * *
snake dance n. 1. A ceremonial dance of the Hopi in which the dancers traditionally carry live snakes in their mouths. 2. A procession of people who join hands and move forward ...
snake doctor n. 1. Chiefly Southern U.S. See dragonfly. See Regional Note at dragonfly. 2. See hellgrammite. * * *
snake eggplant n. A variety of eggplant having long slender fruits that are curled at one end. * * *
snake eyes pl.n. (used with a sing. verb) A throw of two dice that turns up one spot on each. * * *
snake feeder n. Midland U.S. See dragonfly. See Regional Note at dragonfly. * * *
snake fence n. See worm fence. * * *
/snayk"fish'/, n., pl. snakefishes, (esp. collectively) snakefish. 1. lizardfish. 2. ribbonfish. [1790-1800; SNAKE + FISH] * * *
/snayk"fluy'/, n., pl. snakeflies. any neuropterous insect of the family Raphidiidae, of western North America, having an elongated prothorax resembling a neck. [1660-70; SNAKE + ...
/snayk"hed'/, n. 1. a turtlehead plant. 2. any elongate fish of the family Channidae (or Ophicephalidae), having a large head with a deeply cleft mouth and able to breathe ...
snakein the grass
snake in the grass n. pl. snakes in the grass See snake. * * *
/snayk"mowth'/, n., pl. snakemouths /-mowdhz'/. See rose pogonia. [1810-20, Amer.; SNAKE + MOUTH; so called because of the resemblance of the flower to a snake's open mouth] * * *
snake oil n. 1. A worthless preparation fraudulently peddled as a cure for many ills. 2. Speech or writing intended to deceive; humbug. * * *
snake pit n. Slang 1. A place of disorder and chaos. 2. A mental health facility. * * *
snake plant n. A stemless plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) having narrow, rigid, often mottled leaves and widely cultivated as a houseplant. * * *
Snake River A river of the northwest United States rising in northwest Wyoming and flowing about 1,670 km (1,038 mi) through southern Idaho, along the Oregon-Idaho and ...
/snayk"rooht', -root'/, n. 1. any of various plants whose roots have been regarded as a remedy for snakebites, as the herb Aristolochia serpentaria (Virginia snakeroot), having a ...
snakes and ladders
snakes and ladders n. [also S- and L-] a British children's game in which dice are thrown to determine the moves of players' pieces around a board marked with pictures of snakes ...
/snayk"skin'/, n. 1. the skin of a snake. 2. leather made from the skin of a snake. [1815-25; SNAKE + SKIN] * * *
/snayk"stohn'/, n. 1. a piece of porous material popularly supposed to neutralize the toxic effect of a snakebite. 2. See ayr stone. [1655-65; SNAKE + STONE] * * *
/snayk"weed'/, n. bistort (def. 1). [1590-1600; SNAKE + WEED1] * * *
/snayk"wood'/, n. 1. the heavy, dark-red wood of a South American tree, Piratinera guianensis, used for decorative veneers, musical instrument bows, etc. 2. the tree that is the ...
See snaky. * * *
See snakily. * * *
—snakily, adv. —snakiness, n. /snay"kee/, adj., snakier, snakiest. 1. of or pertaining to snakes. 2. abounding in snakes, as a place. 3. snakelike; twisting, winding, or ...
—snapless, adj. —snappable, adj. —snappingly, adv. /snap/, v., snapped, snapping, n., adj., adv. v.i. 1. to make a sudden, sharp, distinct sound; crack, as a whip; ...
snap bean
a crisp bean pod, as a green bean or a wax bean, that is easily broken into pieces for cooking. [1760-70, Amer.] * * *
snap brim
—snap-brim, snap-brimmed, adj. 1. a hat brim that can be turned up or down. 2. Also called snap-brim hat. a man's fedora, usually of felt and often worn with the brim turned up ...
snap course
an academic course that can be passed with a minimum of effort. Also called gut course. [1895-1900] * * *
snap fastener
a two-pieced fastening device with a projection that fits into a hole, used esp. to hold clothing, pillows, etc., together. Also, esp. Brit., press stud. [1925-30] * * *
snap link
a link with a latchlike opening through which another link or catch can be fitted. [1870-75] * * *
snap pea
a variety of the common pea having rounded, crisp, edible pods eaten raw or cooked. Also called sugar snap pea. * * *
snap ring
Mach. any of various kinds of metal rings that must be forced open to be used and snap back into place to make a snug fit. [1900-05] * * *
snap roll
Aeron. a maneuver in which an airplane makes a rapid and complete revolution about its longitudinal axis while maintaining approximately level flight. [1930-35] * * *
snap the whip.
See crack the whip (def. 2). * * *
snap-brim (snăpʹbrĭm') n. A hat having a flexible brim, usually turned down in front and up at the back. * * *
snap-brim hat
snap-brim hat [snap′brim′] n. a man's hat with the crown creased lengthwise and the brim turned down in front * * *
/snap"in'/, adj. designed to be attached or held by snapping into position by snaps. * * *
/snap"awf', of'/, adj. removed or opened by snapping: a snap-off lid. [adj. use of v. phrase snap off] * * *
/snap"on', -awn'/, adj. attached or fitting into place by means of a snap or with a pressing motion: snap-on bottle tops. [1920-25; adj. use of v. phrase snap on] * * *
/snap"rohl'/, Aeron. v.t. 1. to put (an airplane) through the maneuver of a snap roll. v.i. 2. to execute a snap roll. * * *
/snap"bak'/, n. 1. a sudden rebound or recovery. 2. Football. snap (def. 37). [1885-90, Amer.; n. use of v. phrase snap back] * * *
snap bean n. See string bean. * * *
/snap"drag'euhn/, n. 1. any plant belonging to the genus Antirrhinum, of the figwort family, esp. A. majus, cultivated for its spikes of showy flowers, each having a corolla ...
snapdragon family
Family Scrophulariaceae, containing about 4,000 species of flowering plants in 190 genera, found worldwide. The family is notable for its many ornamental garden plants, ...
/snap"hans, -hahns/, n. an early flintlock mechanism for igniting a charge of gunpowder in a gun. [1580-90; < D snaphaan (or G Schnapphahn) orig., highwayman, equiv. to snap(pen) ...
snap pea n. A variety of snow pea cultivated for its plump crisp edible pod. * * *
/snap"euhr/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) snapper, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) snappers for 1, 2; snappers for 3, 4, 5. 1. any of several large marine food ...
/snap"euhr bak'/, n. Football (older use). the center on the offensive team. [1885-90, Amer.; SNAPPER + BACK1] * * *
See snappy. * * *
See snappily. * * *
snapping beetle
☆ snapping beetle n. CLICK BEETLE * * *
snapping beetle.
See click beetle. [1865-70] * * *
snapping shrimp
any common shrimp of the family Alphaeidae, distinguished by the snapping sound made by its enlarged claw. Also called pistol shrimp. [1940-45] * * *
snapping turtle
either of two large, edible, freshwater turtles of the family Chelydridae, of North and Central America, having a large head and powerful hooked jaws, esp. the common snapping ...
snap·ping beetle (snăpʹĭng) n. See click beetle. * * *
snapping turtle n. Any of several large freshwater turtles of the family Chelydridae of North, Central, and northern South America, having a rough shell and powerful hooked jaws ...
—snappishly, adv. —snappishness, n. /snap"ish/, adj. 1. apt to snap or bite, as a dog. 2. disposed to speak or reply in an impatient or irritable manner. 3. impatiently or ...
See snappish. * * *
See snappishly. * * *
—snappily, adv. —snappiness, n. /snap"ee/, adj., snappier, snappiest. 1. apt to snap or bite; snappish, as a dog. 2. impatient or irritable, as a person or a reply. 3. ...
snap roll n. An aerial maneuver in which an aircraft is put through a sharp roll of 360° about its longitudinal axis. * * *
/snap"shooht'/, v.t., snapshot, snapshooting. to take a snapshot of (a subject). [back formation from SNAPSHOT] * * *
/snap"shooh'teuhr/, n. an amateur photographer, esp. one who takes snapshots with a simple camera. [1885-90; SNAP(SHOT) + SHOOTER] * * *
/snap"shot'/, n., v., snapshot or snapshotted, snapshotting. n. 1. an informal photograph, esp. one taken quickly by a hand-held camera. 2. Hunting. a quick shot taken without ...
snare1 —snareless, adj. —snarer, n. —snaringly, adv. /snair/, n., v., snared, snaring. n. 1. a device, often consisting of a noose, for capturing small game. 2. anything ...
snare drum
a small double-headed drum, carried at the side or placed on a stationary stand, having snares across the lower head to produce a rattling or reverberating effect. Also called ...
snare drum PhotoDisc, Inc. n. A small double-headed drum having one or more wires or cords stretched across the bottom head to increase reverberation. Also called side drum. * * ...
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Snares Islands
▪ islands, New Zealand       outlying island group of New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean, 65 mi (105 km) southwest of Stewart Island. Comprising one larger island ...
snarf [snärf] vt. Slang to eat or ingest very quickly: often with down or up * * * snarf (snärf) tr.v. Slang snarfed, snarf·ing, snarfs To eat or drink rapidly or eagerly; ...
/snahrk/, n. a mysterious, imaginary animal. [1876; coined by Lewis Carroll in his poem The Hunting of the Snark] * * *
See snarky. * * *
/snahr"kee/, adj., snarkier, snarkiest. Chiefly Brit. Slang. testy or irritable; short. [1910-15; dial. snark to nag, find fault with (appar. identical with snark, snork to ...
snarl1 —snarler, n. —snarlingly, adv. /snahrl/, v.i. 1. to growl threateningly or viciously, esp. with a raised upper lip to bare the teeth, as a dog. 2. to speak in a surly ...
See snarl1,2. * * *
See snarl1. * * *
snarly1 /snahr"lee/, adj., snarlier, snarliest. apt to snarl; easily irritated. [1790-1800; SNARL1 + -Y1] snarly2 /snahr"lee/, adj., snarlier, snarliest. full of knotty snarls; ...
/snash, snahsh/, Scot. n. 1. insolence; impertinence. v.i. 2. to use abusive language; speak disrespectfully. [1780-90; orig. uncert.] * * *
—snatchable, adj. —snatcher, n. —snatchingly, adv. /snach/, v.i. 1. to make a sudden effort to seize something, as with the hand; grab (usually fol. by at). v.t. 2. to ...
snatch block
n. Naut. a fairlead having the form of a block that can be opened to receive the bight of a rope at any point along its length. [1615-25] * * *
snatch block n. Nautical A block that can be opened on one side to receive the looped part of a rope. * * *
See snatch. * * *
—snatchily, adv. /snach"ee/, adj., snatchier, snatchiest. consisting of, occurring in, or characterized by snatches; spasmodic; irregular. [1860-65; SNATCH + -Y1] * * *
/snath/, n. the shaft or handle of a scythe. Also, snathe /snaydh/. [1565-75; unexplained var. of snead (ME snede, OE snaed)] * * *
See snazzy. * * *
—snazziness, n. /snaz"ee/, adj., snazzier, snazziest. extremely attractive or stylish; flashy; fancy: a snazzy dresser. [1930-35; orig. uncert.] * * *
/snik/, n. a U.S. civil-rights organization formed by students and active esp. during the 1960s, whose aim was to achieve political and economic equality for blacks through local ...
/sneed/, n. Samuel Jackson ("Slamming Sammy"), born 1912, U.S. golfer. * * *
Snead, Sam
▪ American golfer in full  Samuel Jackson Snead , byname  Slammin' Sam  born May 27, 1912, near Hot Springs, Virginia, U.S. died May 23, 2002, Hot Springs  American ...
Snead, Sam(uel Jackson)
born May 27, 1912, Hot Springs, Va., U.S. died May 23, 2002, Hot Springs U.S. golfer. Snead reportedly never took a golf lesson. Known for his straw hat and his flowing, ...
Snead, Samuel Jackson
▪ 2003 “Sam”; “Slammin' Sam”        American professional golfer (b. May 27, 1912, near Hot Springs, Va.—d. May 23, 2002, Hot Springs), won a record 81 ...
Snead,Samuel Jackson
Snead (snēd), Samuel Jackson. Known as “Sam.” Born 1912. American golfer who won three PGA championships (1942, 1949, and 1951) and three Masters tournaments (1949, 1952, ...
/sneek/, v., sneaked or snuck, sneaking, n. v.i. 1. to go in a stealthy or furtive manner; slink; skulk. 2. to act in a furtive or underhand way. 3. Brit. Informal. to tattle; ...
sneak preview
a preview of a motion picture, often shown in addition to an announced film, in order to observe the reaction of the audience. [1935-40] * * *
sneak thief
a burglar who sneaks into houses through open doors, windows, etc. [1855-60, Amer.] * * *
/snee"keuhr/, n. 1. a high or low shoe, usually of fabric such as canvas, with a rubber or synthetic sole. 2. one who sneaks; a sneak. [1590-1600; SNEAK + -ER1] * * *
/snee"keuhr net'/, n. Facetious. the transfer of electronic information by carrying the storage medium, esp. a floppy disk, from one computer to another. [1985-90, Amer.] * * *
See sneaky. * * *
See sneakily. * * *
—sneakingly, adv. —sneakingness, n. /snee"king/, adj. 1. acting in a furtive or underhand way. 2. deceitfully underhand, as actions; contemptible. 3. secret; not generally ...
See sneaking. * * *
sneak preview n. A single public showing of a movie before its general release. * * *
sneak thief n. One who steals without breaking into buildings or using violence. * * *
—sneakily, adv. —sneakiness, n. /snee"kee/, adj., sneakier, sneakiest. like or suggestive of a sneak; furtive; deceitful. [1825-35; SNEAK + -Y1] * * *
sneaky pete
Slang. a homemade or inferior liquor or wine. * * *
sneck1 /snek/, n. Scot. and North Eng. a door latch or its lever. [1275-1325; ME snek(k); cf. SNATCH] sneck2 —snecker, n. /snek/, Masonry. n. 1. a small stone, as a spall, ...
▪ The Netherlands Frisian  Snits        gemeente (municipality), northern Netherlands (Netherlands, The), on the small Geeuw River. Sneek was founded in 1294 on the ...
—sneerer, n. —sneerful, adj. —sneeringly, adv. —sneerless, adj. /snear/, v.i. 1. to smile, laugh, or contort the face in a manner that shows scorn or contempt: They ...
See sneer. * * *
See sneerer. * * *
See sneerer. * * *
See sneerer. * * *
/sneesh/, n. Scot. and North Eng. snuff1 (def. 9). [1675-85; perh. < Scand; cf. Dan snus snuff] * * *
▪ mountain range, South Africa       mountain range in south-central South Africa. The range lies on the northeastern edge of the Great Karoo and stretches roughly ...
Sneevliet, Hendricus
▪ Dutch politician in full  Hendricus Josephus Franciscus Marie Sneevliet   born May 13, 1883, Rotterdam, Neth. died April 13, 1942, Amersfoort       Dutch communist ...
—sneezeless, adj. —sneezer, n. —sneezy, adj. /sneez/, v., sneezed, sneezing, n. v.i. 1. to emit air or breath suddenly, forcibly, and audibly through the nose and mouth by ...
/sneez"gahrd'/, n. a plastic or glass shield overhanging a salad bar, buffet, or the like to protect the food from contamination. [1980-85] * * *
See sneeze. * * *
/sneez"weed'/, n. any of several coarse composite plants of the genus Helenium, the flowers of which resemble sunflowers and cause sneezing. [1830-40; SNEEZE + WEED1] * * * ▪ ...
/sneez"werrt', -wawrt'/, n. a composite plant, Achillea ptarmica, of Europe, the powdered leaves of which cause sneezing. [1590-1600; SNEEZE + WORT2] * * *
See sneezer. * * *
Snef·fels (snĕfʹəlz), Mount A peak, 4,315.8 m (14,150 ft) high, in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. * * *
/snef"rooh/, n. fl. c2920 B.C., Egyptian ruler of the 4th dynasty. * * * ▪ king of Egypt also spelled  Sneferu   flourished 25th century BCE       first king of ...
Snow; to snow. 1. Suffixed o-grade form *snoigʷh-o-. snow, from Old English snāw-, snow, from Germanic *snaiwaz. 2. Zero-grade form *snigʷh-. névé>>, nival, niveous, from ...
snell1 /snel/, n. a short piece of nylon, gut, or the like, by which a fishhook is attached to a line. [1840-50, Amer.; orig. uncert.] snell2 /snel/, adj. Chiefly Scot. 1. ...
/snel/, n. Peter (George), born 1938, New Zealand track-and-field athlete. * * *
Snell's law
/snelz/, Optics. the law that, for a ray incident on the interface of two media, the sine of the angle of incidence times the index of refraction of the first medium is equal to ...
Snell, George Davis
▪ 1997       U.S. immunogeneticist (b. Dec. 19, 1903, Bradford, Mass.—d. June 6, 1996, Bar Harbor, Maine), was a winner (with Baruj Benacerraf and Jean Dausset) of the ...
Snell, Peter
▪ New Zealander athlete in full  Peter George Snell   born December 17, 1938, Opunake, New Zealand    New Zealand middle-distance runner, who was a world-record holder in ...
Snell, Willebrord van Roijen
▪ Dutch astronomer and mathematician Latin-Dutch  Willebrordus Snellius Van Royen   born 1591, Leiden, Neth. died Oct. 30, 1626, Leiden       astronomer and ...
Snel·len chart (snĕlʹən) n. A chart for testing visual acuity, usually consisting of letters, numbers, or pictures printed in lines of decreasing size which a patient is ...
Snellen test n. A test for visual acuity using a Snellen chart. * * *
Snellman, Johan Vilhelm
▪ Finnish philosopher born May 12, 1806, Stockholm, Swed. died July 4, 1881, Kirkkonummi, Fin.       Finnish nationalist philosopher and statesman who was an important ...
synthetic natural gas. See under synthetic fuel. * * *
snib (snĭb) tr.v. Chiefly British snibbed, snib·bing, snibs To latch (a door or window): “ [the] window is snibbed on the inner side” (Arthur Conan Doyle).   [Origin ...
/snik/, v.t. 1. to cut, snip, or nick. 2. to strike sharply: He snicked the ball with his cue. 3. to snap or click (a gun, trigger, etc.). v.i. 4. to click. n. 5. a small cut; ...
—snickeringly, adv. /snik"euhr/, v.i. 1. to laugh in a half-suppressed, indecorous or disrespectful manner. v.t. 2. to utter with a snicker. n. 3. a snickering laugh. Also, ...
See snicker. * * *
/snik"euhr snee'/, n. a knife, esp. one used as a weapon. [1690-1700; var. (by alliterative assimilation) of earlier stick or snee to thrust or cut < D steken to STICK2 + ...
—snidely, adv. —snideness, n. /snuyd/, adj., snider, snidest. derogatory in a nasty, insinuating manner: snide remarks about his boss. [1860-65; orig. uncert.] * * *

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