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snidely
See snide. * * *
snideness
See snidely. * * *
sniff
—sniffingly, adv. /snif/, v.i. 1. to draw air through the nose in short, audible inhalations. 2. to clear the nose by so doing; sniffle. 3. to smell by short inhalations. 4. to ...
sniffable
See sniff. * * *
sniffdog
sniff dog n. A dog specially trained to locate illicit drugs or explosives by using its sense of smell. * * *
sniffer
/snif"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that sniffs. 2. a device or mechanism for detecting something. [1860-65; SNIFF + -ER1] * * *
sniffily
See sniffy. * * *
sniffiness
See sniffily. * * *
sniffish
/snif"ish/, adj. haughtily disdainful; contemptuous: a sniffish dowager. [1920-25; SNIFF + -ISH1] * * *
sniffle
—sniffler, n. /snif"euhl/, v., sniffled, sniffling, n. v.i. 1. to sniff repeatedly, as from a head cold or in repressing tears: She sniffled woefully. n. 2. an act or sound of ...
sniffler
See sniffle. * * *
sniffly
See sniffler. * * *
sniffy
—sniffily, adv. —sniffiness, n. /snif"ee/, adj., sniffier, sniffiest. Informal. inclined to sniff, as in scorn; disdainful; supercilious: He was very sniffy about breaches of ...
snifter
/snif"teuhr/, n. 1. Also called inhaler. a pear-shaped glass, narrowing at the top to intensify the aroma of brandy, liqueur, etc. 2. Informal. a very small drink of ...
snifting valve
a valve for releasing small quantities of steam, compressed air, or condensate, as from the cylinder of a steam engine. [1870-75] * * *
snigger
—sniggerer, n. —sniggeringly, adv. /snig"euhr/, v.i., v.t., n. snicker. * * *
sniggle
—sniggler /snig"leuhr/, n. /snig"euhl/, v., sniggled, sniggling. v.i. 1. to fish for eels by thrusting a baited hook into their lurking places. v.t. 2. to catch by ...
sniglet
/snig"lit/, n. any word coined for something that has no specific name. [1980-85; said to be der. of obs. sniggle to snicker, with -LET] * * *
snip
/snip/, v., snipped, snipping, n. v.t. 1. to cut with a small, quick stroke, or a succession of such strokes, with scissors or the like. 2. to remove or cut off (something) by or ...
snipe
—snipelike, adj. —sniper, n. /snuyp/, n., pl. snipes, (esp. collectively) snipe for 1, 2; v. sniped, sniping. n. 1. any of several long-billed game birds of the genera ...
snipe fly
▪ insect       any member of a family of insects in the fly order, Diptera, that are dark-coloured and between 8 and 15 mm (0.3 and 0.6 inch) long and have a rounded ...
snipefish
/snuyp"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) snipefish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) snipefishes. any of several fishes of the family Macrorhamphosidae, of ...
snipehunt
snipe hunt n. 1. An elaborate practical joke in which an unsuspecting person takes part in a bogus hunt for a snipe, typically being left alone in the dark with instructions not ...
sniper
sniper [snī′pər] n. a person, esp. a soldier, who snipes * * * snip·er (snīʹpər) n. 1. A skilled military shooter detailed to spot and pick off enemy soldiers from a ...
sniperscope
/snuy"peuhr skohp'/, n. a snooperscope designed for attaching to a rifle or carbine. [1915-20; SNIPER + -SCOPE] * * *
Snipes, Wesley
▪ 1994       Wesley Snipes became established as a bona fide bankable movie star in 1993, when he both shared name-above-the-title billing with two of Hollywood's ...
snippet
/snip"it/, n. 1. a small piece snipped off; a small bit, scrap, or fragment: an anthology of snippets. 2. Informal. a small or insignificant person. [1655-65; SNIP + -ET] * * *
snippety
snippety [snip′itē] adj. 1. made up of scraps or snippets 2. Informal SNIPPY * * * snip·pet·y (snĭpʹĭ-tē) adj. snip·pet·i·er, snip·pet·i·est 1. Made up of ...
snippy
—snippily, adv. —snippiness, snippetiness, n. /snip"ee/, adj., snippier, snippiest. 1. sharp or curt, esp. in a supercilious or haughty way; impertinent. 2. scrappy or ...
snit
/snit/, n. an agitated or irritated state. [1935-40; orig. uncert.] * * *
snitch
snitch1 /snich/, v.t. Informal. to snatch or steal; pilfer. [1900-05; perh. var. of SNATCH] snitch2 /snich/, Informal. v.i. 1. to turn informer; tattle. n. 2. Also called ...
snitcher
See snitch. * * *
snitchy
/snich"ee/, adj., snitchier, snitchiest. Brit., Australian. cross; ill-tempered. [SNITCH2 + -Y1] * * *
snivel
—sniveler; esp. Brit., sniveller, n. /sniv"euhl/, v., sniveled, sniveling or (esp. Brit.) snivelled, snivelling, n. v.i. 1. to weep or cry with sniffling. 2. to affect a ...
sniveler
See snivel. * * *
snively
/sniv"euh lee/, adj. characterized by or given to sniveling. Also, esp. Brit., snivelly. [1570-80; SNIVEL + -Y1] * * *
Snizhne
▪ Ukraine Russian  Snezhnoye,  also spelled  Snezhnoe        city, eastern Ukraine, in the Donets Basin coalfield. Established in 1784 as the village of Vasylivka, ...
šnn
Common Semitic noun *šinn-, tooth; denominative verb, to sharpen. 1. shin2, from Hebrew šîn, from Phoenician *šinn, tooth, twenty-first letter of the Phoenician alphabet, ...
Sno-Cat
/snoh"kat'/, Trademark. a brand of snowmobile with caterpillar treads. * * *
snob
/snob/, n. 1. a person who imitates, cultivates, or slavishly admires social superiors and is condescending or overbearing to others. 2. a person who believes himself or herself ...
snobappeal
snob appeal n. Qualities that seem to substantiate social or intellectual pretensions. * * *
snobbery
/snob"euh ree/, n., pl. snobberies. snobbish character, conduct, trait, or act. [1825-35; SNOB + -ERY] * * *
snobbish
—snobbishly, adv. —snobbishness, n. /snob"ish/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a snob: snobbish ideas about rank. 2. having the character of a ...
snobbishly
See snobbish. * * *
snobbishness
See snobbishly. * * *
snobbism
snob·bism (snŏbʹĭz'əm) n. Snobbery. * * *
snobby
—snobbily, adv. —snobbiness, snobbism, n. /snob"ee/, adj., snobbier, snobbiest. condescending, patronizing, or socially exclusive; snobbish. [1840-50; SNOB + -Y1] * * *
snockered
/snok"euhrd/, adj. Slang. drunk; intoxicated. [snocker- (perh. expressive alter. of KNOCK) + -ED2] * * *
snod
—snodly, adv. /snod/, adj. Scot. and North Eng. 1. smooth; sleek. 2. neat; tidy. [1470-80; perh. < Scand; cf. ON snothin bald, snauthr bare, bald] * * *
Snodgrass
/snod"gras'/, n. W(illiam) D(ewitt) /deuh wit"/, born 1926, U.S. poet. * * *
Snodgrass, W.D.
▪ American poet in full  William DeWitt Snodgrass , pseudonym  S.S. Gardons  born Jan. 5, 1926, Wilkinsburg, Pa., U.S. died Jan. 13, 2009, Erieville, ...
Snodgress, Carrie
▪ 2005 Caroline Snodgress        American actress (b. Oct. 27, 1946, Barrington, Ill.—d. April 1, 2004, Los Angeles, Calif.), gained acclaim, an Academy Award ...
snoek
snoek (sno͞ok) n. pl. snoek or snoeks A large, small-scaled marine food fish (Thyristes atun) of the family Gempylidae, widely distributed in the Southern ...
snog
/snog/, v.i., snogged, snogging. Brit. Informal. to kiss and cuddle. [1955-60; orig. uncert.] * * *
Snoilsky, Carl Johan Gustaf, Greve
▪ Swedish poet (Count) born Sept. 8, 1841, Stockholm, Swed. died May 19, 1903, Stockholm  Swedish poet who was the most notable of a group of early realist ...
snollygoster
/snol"ee gos'teuhr/, n. Slang. a clever, unscrupulous person. [1855-60; orig. uncert.] * * *
snood
/snoohd/, n. 1. the distinctive headband formerly worn by young unmarried women in Scotland and northern England. 2. a headband for the hair. 3. a netlike hat or part of a hat or ...
snook
snook1 /snoohk, snook/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) snook, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) snooks. 1. any basslike fish of the genus Centropomus, esp. C. ...
snooker
/snook"euhr, snooh"keuhr/, n. 1. a variety of pool played with 15 red balls and 6 balls of colors other than red, in which a player must shoot one of the red balls, each with a ...
snoop
—snooper, n. /snoohp/, Informal. v.i. 1. to prowl or pry; go about in a sneaking, prying way. n. 2. an act or instance of snooping. 3. a person who snoops. 4. a private ...
Snoop (Doggy) Dogg
(1972– ) a US singer of rap music. He was born Calvin Broadus. His albums include Doggystyle (1993), which sold more than 4 million copies, and Tha Doggfather (1996). In 1993, ...
Snoop Dogg
▪ American rapper and songwriter byname of  Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr. , also called  Snoop Doggy Dogg  born Oct. 20, 1971, Long Beach, Calif., ...
snooper
See snoop. * * *
snooperscope
/snooh"peuhr skohp'/, n. a device that displays on a fluorescent screen reflected infrared radiation, enabling the user to see objects obscured by darkness. [1945-50; SNOOPER + ...
snoopily
See snoopy. * * *
snoopiness
See snoopily. * * *
snoopy
—snoopily, adv. /snooh"pee/, adj., snoopier, snoopiest. Informal. characterized by meddlesome curiosity; prying. [1890-95; SNOOP + -Y1] * * * ▪ cartoon ...
snoose
/snoohs, snoohz/, n. finely powdered tobacco; snuff. [1910-15; < Sw snusa, Dan, Norw snuse, short for Sw, Dan, Norw snustobak(k) snuff (sniff) tobacco] * * *
snoot
/snooht/, n. 1. Slang. the nose. 2. Informal. a snob. v.t. 3. Informal. to behave disdainfully toward; condescend to: New arrivals in the town were snooted by older ...
snootful
/snooht"fool/, n., pl. snootfuls. Informal. a sufficient amount of liquor to cause intoxication. [SNOOT + -FUL] Usage. See -ful. * * *
snootily
See snooty. * * *
snootiness
See snootily. * * *
snooty
—snootily, adv. —snootiness, n. /snooh"tee/, adj., snootier, snootiest. Informal. snobbish. [1915-20; SNOOT + -Y1] * * *
snooze
—snoozer, n. —snoozy, adj. /snoohz/, v., snoozed, snoozing, n. v.i. 1. to sleep; slumber; doze; nap. n. 2. a short sleep; nap. [1780-90; orig. uncert.] * * *
Snoqualmie Falls
/snoh kwol"mee/ falls of the Snoqualmie River, in W Washington. 270 ft. (82 m) high. * * *
Snoqualmie River
▪ river, Washington, United States       river in west-central Washington, U.S. It rises in the Cascade Range east of Seattle at the juncture of North Fork, Middle ...
SnoqualmieFalls
Sno·qual·mie Falls (snō-kwŏlʹmē) A waterfall, 82.4 m (270 ft) high, in the Snoqualmie River, about 113 km (70 mi) long, of west-central Washington. * * *
snore
—snorer, n. /snawr, snohr/, v., snored, snoring, n. v.i. 1. to breathe during sleep with hoarse or harsh sounds caused by the vibrating of the soft palate. v.t. 2. to pass ...
snorer
See snore. * * *
snoring
▪ sleep disorder       a rough, hoarse noise produced upon the intake of breath (breathing) during sleep and caused by the vibration of the soft palate and vocal cords. ...
snorkel
—snorkeler, n. /snawr"keuhl/, n. 1. Also called, Brit., snort. a device permitting a submarine to remain submerged for prolonged periods, consisting of tubes extended above the ...
snorkeler
See snorkel. * * *
snorkeling
/snawr"keuh ling/, n. the sport of swimming with a snorkel and face mask. [1945-50; SNORKEL + -ING1] * * *
Snorri Sturluson
/snordd"rddee stuerdd"leuh son/; Eng. /snawr"ee sterr"leuh seuhn/ 1179-1241, Icelandic historian and poet. * * * born 1179, Iceland died Sept. 22, 1241, Reykjaholt Icelandic ...
SnorriSturluson
Snor·ri Stur·lu·son (snôrʹē stûrʹlə-sən, snŏrʹē stœrʹlə-sŏn), 1179-1241. Icelandic historian and chieftain whose works include Heimskringla, a series of sagas, ...
snort
—snortingly, adv. /snawrt/, v.i. 1. (of animals) to force the breath violently through the nostrils with a loud, harsh sound: The spirited horse snorted and shied at the ...
snorter
/snawr"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that snorts. 2. Informal. something extraordinary of its kind: a real snorter of a storm. [1595-1605; SNORT + -ER1] * * *
snot
/snot/, n. 1. Vulgar. mucus from the nose. 2. Informal. a disrespectful or supercilious person. [1350-1400; ME; cf. MLG, MD snotte, OE gesnot, Dan snot] * * *
snot-rag
/snot"rag'/, n. Vulgar. a handkerchief. [1885-90] * * *
snotnosed
/snot"nohzd'/, adj. Informal. impudent; insolent; snotty. [1940-45; SNOT + NOSE + -ED3] * * *
snottily
See snotty. * * *
snottiness
See snottily. * * *
snotty
—snottily, adv. —snottiness, n. /snot"ee/, adj., snottier, snottiest. 1. Vulgar. of or pertaining to snot. 2. Informal. snobbish; arrogant; supercilious: a snotty ...
Snouck Hurgronje, Christiaan
▪ Dutch professor born Feb. 8, 1857, Oosterhout, Neth. died June 26, 1936, Leiden       professor and Dutch colonial official, a pioneer in the scientific study of ...
snout
—snouted, adj. —snoutless, adj. —snoutlike, adj. /snowt/, n. 1. the part of an animal's head projecting forward and containing the nose and jaws; muzzle. 2. Entomol. an ...
snout beetle
weevil (def. 1). [1860-65, Amer.] * * *
snoutbeetle
snout beetle n. A weevil of the family Curculionidae, having the front of the head elongated to form a snout. Also called curculio. * * *
snow
—snowless, adj. —snowlike, adj. /snoh/, n. 1. Meteorol. a precipitation in the form of ice crystals, mainly of intricately branched, hexagonal form and often agglomerated ...
Snow
/snoh/, n. Sir Charles Percy (C. P. Snow), 1905-80, English novelist and scientist. [1665-75] * * * I Solid form of water that crystallizes in the atmosphere and falls to the ...
snow apple
Fameuse. [1765-75] * * *
snow banner
snow being blown off a mountaintop. [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
Snow Belt
(also the Snowbelt) (infml) the north-eastern US states and those in the Middle West that have cold winters with snow. Compare Rust Belt, Sunbelt. * * *
snow belt
➡ weather * * *
snow blindness
—snow-blind /snoh"bluynd'/, adj. the usually temporary dimming of the sight caused by the glare of reflected sunlight on snow. [1740-50] * * *
snow blower
a motor-driven machine on wheels used to remove snow by throwing it into the air and to one side. Also, snowblower /snoh"bloh'euhr/. Also called snow thrower. [1945-50] * * *
snow board
a board serving as a snow guard. * * *
snow bunting
a bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis, of the northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere having white plumage. Also called snowbird, snowflake. [1765-75] * * *
snow cone
a paper cup with shaved or crushed ice over which flavored syrup has been poured. [1960-65] * * *
snow cover
1. a layer of snow on the ground. 2. the amount of an area that is covered by snow, usually given as a percentage of the total area. 3. the depth of snow on the ground. * * *
snow crab
an edible spider crab of the North Pacific, Chionoecetes opilio, commercially important as a frozen seafood product. * * *
snow crust
a relatively hard, upper layer or film of ice or compacted snow on a snow surface. [1815-25] * * *
snow crystal
a crystal of ice sufficiently heavy to fall from the atmosphere. Cf. snowflake. [1865-70] * * *
snow day
a day on which public schools or other institutions are closed due to heavy snow. * * *
snow days
➡ weather * * *
snow fence
a barrier erected on the windward side of a road, house, barn, etc., serving as a protection from drifting snow. [1870-75, Amer.] * * *
snow gauge
an instrument for measuring the depth of snow. [1885-90] * * *
snow goose
a white North American wild goose, previously classified as the species Chen hyperborea but now considered the light color phase of the blue goose, C. caerulescens. [1765-75, ...
snow grains
precipitation consisting of white, opaque ice particles usually less than one millimeter in diameter. [1960-65] * * *
snow guard
any device for preventing snow from sliding off a sloping roof. Also called roof guard. [1930-35] * * *
snow ice
opaque ice formed from partly melted snow or ice; frozen slush. [1835-45] * * *
snow job
Slang. an attempt to deceive or persuade by using flattery or exaggeration. [1940-45] * * *
snow leopard
a long-haired, leopardlike feline, Panthera (Uncia) uncia, of mountain ranges of central Asia, having a relatively small head and a thick, creamy-gray coat with rosette spots: an ...
snow lily.
See glacier lily. [1905-10] * * *
snow line
1. the line, as on mountains, above which there is perpetual snow. 2. the latitudinal line marking the limit of the fall of snow at sea level. [1825-35] * * * ▪ ...
snow mold
Plant. Pathol. 1. a disease of cereals and other grasses, characterized by a dense, cottony growth that covers the affected parts as the snow melts in the spring, caused by any ...
snow pea
a variety of the common pea, Pisum sativum macrocarpon, having thin, flat, edible pods that are used in cookery. Also called sugar pea. [1945-50] * * *
snow pear
a small tree, Pyrus nivalis, of eastern Europe and Asia Minor, having showy flowers and nearly globe-shaped fruit. [1855-60] * * *
snow pellets
precipitation, usually of brief duration, consisting of crisp, white, opaque ice particles, round or conical in shape and about two to five millimeters in diameter. Also called ...
snow plant
a leafless, parasitic plant, Sarcodes sanguinea, of the pine forests of the Sierra Nevada in California, having a stout spike of bright red flowers, a thickly scaled stem, and a ...
snow ploughs
➡ weather * * *
snow pudding
a pudding, prepared by folding egg whites into a lemon gelatin mixture. [1880-85] * * *
snow ring
Skiing. basket (def. 8). * * *
snow sheep
▪ mammal       wild sheep belonging to the subfamily Caprinae (family Bovidae (bovid), order Artiodactyla (artiodactyl)), which is distributed throughout the mountain ...
snow thrower
snow thrower n. SNOWBLOWER * * *
snow thrower.
See snow blower. Also, snowthrower /snoh"throh'euhr/. [1950-55] * * *
snow tire
an automobile tire with a deep tread or protruding studs to give increased traction on snow or ice. [1940-45] * * *
snow train
a train that takes passengers to and from a winter resort area. [1880-85] * * *
Snow White
a traditional children’s story. Snow White is a beautiful princess. Her stepmother (= the woman who married her father after her mother died) is jealous of her beauty and ...
Snow, C(harles) P(ercy)
later Baron Snow (of the City of Leicester) born Oct. 15, 1905, Leicester, Leicestershire, Eng. died July 1, 1980, London British novelist, scientist, and government ...
Snow, C(harles) P(ercy).
Snow (snō), C(harles) P(ercy). Baron Snow of Leicester. 1905-1980. British writer and scientist who is known especially for his 11-volume series Strangers and Brothers ...
Snow, C.P.
▪ British scientist and writer in full  Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow Of The City Of Leicester   born Oct. 15, 1905, Leicester, Leicestershire, Eng. died July 1, 1980, ...
Snow, Clarence Eugene
▪ 2000 “Hank”        Canadian-born musician (b. May 9, 1914, Brooklyn, N.S.—d. Dec. 20, 1999, Madison, Tenn.), spent some six decades recording, songwriting, and ...
Snow, Edgar
▪ American journalist born July 19, 1905, Kansas City, Mo., U.S. died Feb. 15, 1972, Eysins, Switz.       American journalist and author who produced the most important ...
Snow, Helen Foster
▪ 1998       American writer who produced some 40 works, mostly about China, that were less well known than those of her husband, Edgar Snow, but came to be considered ...
Snow, Lorenzo
▪ American religious leader born April 3, 1814, Mantua, Ohio, U.S. died Oct. 10, 1901, Salt Lake City, Utah       fifth president (1898–1901) of the Church of Jesus ...
Snow, Tony
▪ 2009 Robert Anthony Snow        American journalist born June 1, 1955, Berea, Ky. died July 12, 2008, Washington, D.C. during his 16-month stint (May ...
snow-blind
snow-blind [snō′blīnd΄] adj. blinded temporarily by ultraviolet rays reflected from snow snow blindness n. * * * See snow blindness. * * *
snow-blinded
See snow-blind. * * *
snow-broth
/snoh"brawth', -broth'/, n. 1. melted snow. 2. a mixture of snow and water. 3. ice-cold liquid. [1590-1600] * * *
snow-clad
/snoh"klad'/, adj. covered with snow. [1800-10] * * *
snow-in-summer
/snoh"in sum"euhr/, n. a mat-forming garden plant, Cerastium tomentosum, of the pink family, native to Italy, having white flowers and numerous narrow, white, woolly leaves in ...
snow-on-the-mountain
/snoh"on dheuh mown"tn, -awn-/, n. a spurge, Euphorbia marginata, of the western U.S., having leaves with white margins and white petallike bracts. Also called ...
snow-white
/snoh"hwuyt", -wuyt"/, adj. white as snow. [bef. 1000; ME; OE snawhwit] * * *
snowball
/snoh"bawl'/, n. 1. a ball of snow pressed or rolled together, as for throwing. 2. any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Viburnum, of the honeysuckle family, having large ...
snowball bush.
See guelder rose. [1930-35] * * *
snowbank
/snoh"bangk'/, n. a mound of snow, as a snowdrift or snow shoveled from a road or sidewalk. [1770-80; SNOW + BANK1] * * *
snowbell
/snoh"bel'/, n. a small tree belonging to the genus Styrax, of the storax family, having simple, alternate leaves and showy white bell-shaped flowers. [SNOW + BELL1] * * *
snowbelt
/snoh"belt'/, n. 1. a region of annual or heavy snowfall. 2. (cap.) Also, Snow Belt. Also called Frostbelt. the northern parts of the U.S., esp. the Midwest and the Northeast, ...
snowberry
/snoh"ber'ee, -beuh ree/, n., pl. snowberries. 1. a North American shrub, Symphoricarpos albus, of the honeysuckle family, cultivated for its ornamental white berries. 2. any of ...
snowbird
/snoh"berrd'/, n. 1. junco. 2. See snow bunting. 3. Informal. a person who vacations in or moves to a warmer climate during cold weather. 4. Slang. cokehead. [1665-75; SNOW + ...
snowblindness
snow blindness n. A usually temporary loss of vision and inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea, caused by exposure of the eyes to bright sunlight and ultraviolet rays ...
snowblink
/snoh"blingk'/, n. a white luminosity on the underside of clouds, caused by the reflection of light from a snow surface. Cf. iceblink. [1860-65; SNOW + BLINK] * * *
snowblower
snowblower [snō′blō΄ər] n. a motorized, hand-guided machine on wheels, for removing snow as from sidewalks: also written snow blower * * * snow·blow·er or snow blower ...
snowboard
—snowboarder, n. —snowboarding, n. /snoh"bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. a board for gliding on snow, resembling a wide ski, to which both feet are secured and that one rides in an ...
snowboarder
See snowboard. * * *
snowboarding
Sport of sliding downhill over snow on a snowboard, a wide ski ridden in a surfing position. Derived from surfing and influenced also by skateboarding as well as skiing, ...
snowbound
/snoh"bownd'/, adj. shut in or immobilized by snow. [1805-15; SNOW + -BOUND1] * * *
snowbunting
snow bunting n. A finch (Plectrophenax nivalis) of northern regions, having predominantly white winter plumage. Also called snowflake. * * *
snowbush
/snoh"boosh'/, n. 1. any of several ornamental shrubs having a profusion of white flowers, as Ceanothus cordulatus, of the buckthorn family, native to western North America. 2. a ...
snowcap
/snoh"kap'/, n. a layer of snow forming a cap on or covering the top of something, as a mountain peak or ridge. [1870-75; SNOW + CAP1] * * *
snowcapped
/snoh"kapt'/, adj. topped with snow: the snowcapped Alps. Also, snow-capped. [1790-1800] * * *
snowcat
/snoh"kat'/, n. snowmobile. [1950-55; SNOW + CAT2] * * *
snowcone
snow cone n. A confection made of crushed ice and flavored syrup inserted into a paper cone and mounded on top. * * *
snowcover
snow cover n. The total amount of snow that accumulates on the ground in a given location, including that from snowfall, snowdrift, and avalanche. * * *
snowcreep
/snoh"kreep'/, n. a continuous, slow, downhill movement of snow. [1905-10; SNOW + CREEP] * * *
Snowden (of Ickornshaw), Philip Snowden, Viscount
born July 18, 1864, Ickornshaw, Yorkshire, Eng. died May 15, 1937, Tilford, Surrey British politician. From 1893 he was a lecturer and writer for the socialist Independent ...
Snowden, Philip Snowden, Viscount
▪ British politician born July 18, 1864, Ickornshaw, Yorkshire, England died May 15, 1937, Tilford, Surrey       socialist politician and propagandist and chancellor of ...
Snowdon
/snohd"n/, n. a mountain in NW Wales: highest peak in Wales. 3560 ft. (1085 m). * * * ▪ mountain, Wales, United Kingdom       mountain in northern Wales that is the ...
Snowdonia
a national park around Snowdon in north-west Wales. It is an important tourist centre, famous for its attractive mountain scenery. * * *
Snowdonia National Park
Park, northern Wales. Established in 1951, it has an area of 838 sq mi (2,171 sq km). It is best known for its mountains, composed largely of volcanic rock and cut by valleys ...
snowdrift
/snoh"drift'/, n. 1. a mound or bank of snow driven together by the wind. 2. snow driven before the wind. [1250-1300; ME; see SNOW, DRIFT] * * *
snowdrop
/snoh"drop'/, n. any of several early-blooming bulbous plants belonging to the genus Galanthus, of the amaryllis family, native to Eurasia, esp. G. nivalis, having drooping white ...
snowdroptree
snowdrop tree n. The silverbell tree. * * *
snowfall
/snoh"fawl'/, n. 1. a fall of snow. 2. the amount of snow at a particular place or in a given time. [1815-25; SNOW + FALL] * * *
snowfence
snow fence n. Temporary fencing composed of thin upright slats wired together, used to prevent snow from drifting onto walks or roads. * * *
snowfield
/snoh"feeld'/, n. Geol. a large and relatively permanent expanse of snow. [1835-45; SNOW + FIELD] * * *
snowflake
/snoh"flayk'/, n. 1. one of the small, feathery masses or flakes in which snow falls. 2. Meteorol. a. an agglomeration of snow crystals falling as a unit. b. any snow ...
snowgoose
snow goose n. A North American wild goose (Chen caerulescens or Anser caerulescens) that breeds in Arctic regions, having a dusky gray color phase when young and a white plumage ...
snowily
See snowy. * * *
snowiness
See snowily. * * *
snowjob
snow job n. Slang An effort to deceive, overwhelm, or persuade with insincere talk, especially flattery. * * *
snowleopard
snow leopard n. A large feline mammal (Panthera uncia) of the highlands of central Asia, having long, thick, whitish-gray fur with dark markings like those of a leopard. Also ...
snowline
snow line n. 1. The lower altitudinal boundary of a snow-covered area, especially of one that is perennially covered, such as the snowcap of a mountain. 2. The fluctuating ...
snowmaker
snow·mak·er (snōʹmā'kər) n. A machine that makes artificial snow. * * *
snowmaking
/snoh"may'king/, n. the creation of artificial snow at ski areas. [1950-55; SNOW + MAKING] * * *
snowman
/snoh"man'/, n., pl. snowmen. a figure of a person made of packed snow. [1820-30; SNOW + MAN1] * * *
snowman porcelain
      class of porcelain figures made at Longton Hall (Longton Hall porcelain), Staffordshire, Eng., from c. 1750 to 1752. Called snowmen because of their thick white ...
SnowmassMountain
Snow·mass Mountain (snōʹmăs) A peak, 4,298.1 m (14,092 ft) high, in the Elk Mountains of west-central Colorado. * * *
snowmelt
/snoh"melt'/, n. 1. water from melting snow. 2. the amount of such water. [1925-30; SNOW + MELT1] * * *
snowmobile
—snowmobiler, n. /snoh"meuh beel'/, n., v. snowmobiled, snowmobiling. n. 1. Also called skimobile, snowcat. a motor vehicle with a revolving tread in the rear and steerable ...
snowmobiler
See snowmobile. * * *
snowmobiling
See snowmobiler. * * *
snowmold
snowmold [snō′mōld΄] n. a fungus disease of grasses and grains, appearing in lawns as gray patches near the edge of melting snow * * * snow mold n. 1. A disease of grasses ...
snowpack
/snoh"pak'/, n. the accumulation of winter snowfall, esp. in mountain or upland regions. [1945-50; SNOW + PACK1] * * *
snowpea
snow pea n. 1. A variety of the common pea (Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon) in the pea family, having a soft pod that lacks the fibrous inner lining of the common pea. 2. The ...
snowpellet
snow pellet n. A small white ice particle that falls as precipitation and breaks apart easily when it lands on a surface. Often used in the plural. Also called graupel, soft ...
snowplant
snow plant n. A fleshy saprophytic plant (Sarcodes sanguinea) of the mountains of western North America, having a scaly reddish stalk and scarlet flowers. * * *
snowplow
/snoh"plow'/, n. 1. an implement or machine for clearing away snow from highways, railroad tracks, etc. 2. Skiing. a maneuver in which a skier pushes the heels of both skis ...
Snows of Kilimanjaro, The
a short story (1936) by Ernest Hemingway. * * *
snowscape
/snoh"skayp'/, n. 1. landscape covered with snow. 2. a picture of a snowy scene. [1885-90; SNOW + -SCAPE] * * *
snowshed
/snoh"shed'/, n. a structure, as over an extent of railroad track on a mountainside, for protection against snow. [1865-70, Amer.; SNOW + SHED1] * * *
snowshoe
—snowshoer, n. /snoh"shooh'/, n., v., snowshoed, snowshoeing. n. 1. a contrivance that may be attached to the foot to enable the wearer to walk on deep snow without sinking, ...
snowshoe hare
a large-footed North American hare, Lepus americanus, that is white in winter and dark brown in summer. Also called snowshoe rabbit, varying hare. [1885-90] * * * or snowshoe ...
snowshoehare
snowshoe hare n. A medium-sized hare (Lepus americanus) of northern North America, having large, heavily furred feet and fur that is white in winter and brown in summer. Also ...
snowshoer
See snowshoe. * * *
snowslide
/snoh"sluyd'/, n. an avalanche consisting largely or entirely of snow. Also, esp. Brit., snow-slip /snoh"slip'/. [1835-45, Amer.; SNOW + SLIDE] * * *
snowstorm
/snoh"stawrm'/, n. a storm accompanied by a heavy fall of snow. [1765-75, Amer.; SNOW + STORM] * * *
snowsuit
/snoh"sooht'/, n. a child's one- or two-piece outer garment for cold weather, often consisting of heavily lined pants and jacket. [1935-40; SNOW + SUIT] * * *
snowthrower
snow thrower n. See snowblower. * * *
snowtire
snow tire n. A tire with a deep tread or studs to give added traction on snow-covered surfaces. * * *
snowy
—snowily, adv. —snowiness, n. /snoh"ee/, adj., snowier, snowiest. 1. abounding in or covered with snow: snowy fields. 2. characterized by snow, as the weather: a snowy ...
snowy egret
a white egret, Egretta thula, of the warmer parts of the Western Hemisphere: formerly hunted in great numbers for its plumes, the species is now protected and has ...
Snowy Mountains
▪ mountains, Australia  range in the Australian Alps, southeastern New South Wales, including several peaks that exceed 7,000 ft (2,100 m), notably Mt. Kosciusko, the highest ...
snowy owl
a diurnal, arctic and subarctic owl, Nyctea scandiaca, having white plumage with dark brown markings. [1775-85] * * * White or barred brown-and-white typical owl (Nyctea ...
Snowy River
▪ river, Australia  river, southeastern New South Wales and eastern Victoria, Australia, rising on the eastern slopes of the Snowy Mountains near Mt. Kosciusko and flowing ...
snowyegret
snowy egret n. A medium-sized egret (Egretta thula) with white plumage, black legs, and yellow feet, found in warm parts of the Western Hemisphere. It was once widely hunted for ...
snowyowl
snowy owl n. A large diurnal owl (Nyctea scandiaca) of Arctic and subarctic regions, having snow-white plumage with dark markings. * * *
snowyplover
snowy plover n. A small plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) of the western United States and Mexico, generally yellowish gray above and snowy white below and on the sides of the ...
SNP
➡ Scottish National Party. * * *
snub
—snubber, n —snubbingly, adv. /snub/, v., snubbed, snubbing, n., adj. v.t. 1. to treat with disdain or contempt, esp. by ignoring. 2. to check or reject with a sharp rebuke ...
snub-nosed
/snub"nohzd'/, adj. 1. having a snub nose: a snub-nosed child. 2. having a blunt end: snub-nosed pliers. [1715-25] * * *
snub-nosed monkey
▪ primate also called  snub-nosed langur        any of four species of large and unusual leaf monkeys (see langur) found in highland forests of central China and ...
snubber
See snub. * * *
snubby
—snubbiness, n. /snub"ee/, adj., snubbier, snubbiest. 1. somewhat snub, as the nose. 2. short and thick or wide; stubby; stumpy: snubby fingers. 3. tending to snub ...
snuck
/snuk/ a pp. and pt. of sneak. Usage. See sneak. * * *
snuff
snuff1 —snuffingly, adv. /snuf/, v.t. 1. to draw in through the nose by inhaling. 2. to perceive by or as by smelling; sniff. 3. to examine by smelling, as an animal ...
snuff film
1. Slang. a pornographic film that shows an actual murder of one of the performers, as at the end of a sadistic act. 2. See splatter film. Also called snuff movie. [1970-75] * * *
snuff stick
a twig, stick, or brush used to apply snuff on the teeth or gums. Also called snuff brush. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
snuffbox
/snuf"boks'/, n. a box for holding snuff, esp. one small enough to be carried in the pocket. [1680-90; SNUFF1 + BOX1] * * * ▪ ornament box  small, usually ornamented box for ...
snuffer
snuffer1 /snuf"euhr/, n. 1. a person who snuffs or sniffs. 2. a person who takes snuff. [1600-10; SNUFF1 + -ER1] snuffer2 /snuf"euhr/, n. 1. candlesnuffer. 2. extinguisher (def. ...
snufffilm
snuff film n. Slang A movie in a purported genre of explicit pornography culminating in the actual violent death of a participant in a sex act. * * *
snuffle
—snuffler, n. —snufflingly, adv. —snuffly, adj. /snuf"euhl/, v., snuffled, snuffling, n. v.i. 1. to draw air into the nose for the purpose of smelling something; snuff. 2. ...
snuffler
See snuffle. * * *
snuffly
See snuffler. * * *
snuffy
—snuffiness, n. /snuf"ee/, adj., snuffier, snuffiest. 1. resembling snuff. 2. soiled with snuff. 3. given to the use of snuff. 4. having an unpleasant appearance. 5. having ...
snug
—snugly, adv. —snugness, n. /snug/, adj., snugger, snuggest, v., snugged, snugging, adv., n. adj. 1. warmly comfortable or cozy, as a place, accommodations, etc.: a snug ...
snuggery
/snug"euh ree/, n., pl. snuggeries. Brit. 1. a snug place or position. 2. a comfortable or cozy room. Also, snuggerie. [1805-15; SNUG + -ERY] * * *
snuggies
/snug"eez/, n. (used with a pl. v.) Informal. warm knitted underwear, esp. long underpants, for women or children. [SNUG + -Y2 + -S3] * * *
snuggle
/snug"euhl/, v., snuggled, snuggling, n. v.i. 1. to lie or press closely, as for comfort or from affection; nestle; cuddle. v.t. 2. to draw or press closely against, as for ...
snugly
See snug1. * * *
snugness
See snugly. * * *
Snyder
/snuy"deuhr/, n. 1. Gary, born 1930, U.S. poet and essayist: Pulitzer prize 1975. 2. a city in NW central Texas. 12,705. * * * ▪ county, Pennsylvania, United ...
Snyder, Gary
▪ American poet in full  Gary Sherman Snyder  born May 8, 1930, San Francisco, Calif., U.S.       American poet early identified with the Beat movement and, from the ...
Snyder, Gary (Sherman)
born May 8, 1930, San Francisco, Calif., U.S. U.S. poet. Snyder worked as a forest ranger, logger, and seaman and studied Zen Buddhism in Japan (1958–66). His poetry, early ...
Snyder, James G.
▪ 1997       ("JIMMY THE GREEK"; DIMETRIOS GEORGOS SYNODINOS), U.S. gambling oddsmaker and television personality whose success as a betting analyst won him an ...
Snyder, Tom
▪ 2008 Thomas Snyder        American television newsman born May 12, 1936, Milwaukee, Wis. died July 29, 2007, San Francisco, Calif. served as host of NBC's The ...
Snyders, Frans
▪ Dutch painter Snyders also spelled  Snijders, Sneyders, Snyers, or Sneis  baptized Nov. 11, 1579, Antwerp died Aug. 19, 1657, Antwerp       Baroque artist who was ...
snye
/snuy/, n. Canadian (chiefly Ontario). 1. a backwater. 2. a side-channel, esp. one that later rejoins the main stream. 3. a channel joining two rivers. [1810-20; prob. < CanF ...
ṣnʿ
West Semitic, to be(come) strong, do (something) skillfully, build, produce, make. arsenal, from Arabic aṣ-ṣināʿa, the manufacture, industry, or from dār aṣ-ṣināʿa, ...
so
so1 /soh/, adv. 1. in the way or manner indicated, described, or implied: Do it so. 2. in that or this manner or fashion; thus: So it turned out. 3. in the aforesaid state or ...
so long
Informal. good-bye: I said so long and left. [1840-50, Amer.] * * *
so-
This, that (nominative). For other cases see to-. 1. the1, from Late Old English the, masculine demonstrative pronoun, replacing se (with th- from oblique forms; see to-). 2. hoi ...
so-and-so
/soh"euhn soh'/, n., pl. so-and-sos. 1. someone or something not definitely named: to gossip about so-and-so. 2. a bastard; son of a bitch (used as a euphemism): Tell the old ...
so-called
/soh"kawld"/, adj. 1. called or designated thus: the so-called Southern bloc. 2. incorrectly called or styled thus: so-called intellectuals. [1650-60] * * *
so-so
/soh"soh', soh"soh"/, adj. 1. Also, soso. indifferent; neither very good nor very bad. adv. 2. in an indifferent or passable manner; indifferently; tolerably. Also, so ...


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