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somatopleuric
See somatopleural. * * *
somatopsychic
/seuh mat'euh suy"kik, soh'meuh teuh-/, adj. of or pertaining to the effects of the body on the mind. [1900-05; SOMATO- + PSYCHIC] * * *
somatosensory
/seuh mat'euh sen"seuh ree, soh'meuh teuh-/, adj. of or pertaining to sensations that involve parts of the body not associated with the primary sense organs. [1950-55; SOMATO- + ...
somatostatin
/seuh mat'euh stat"n, soh'meuh teuh-/, n. Biochem. a polypeptide hormone, produced in the brain and pancreas, that inhibits secretion of somatotropin from the hypothalamus and ...
somatotherapy
so·mat·o·ther·a·py (sō-mătʹə-thĕr'ə-pē, sōʹmə-tə-) n. pl. so·mat·o·ther·a·pies Treatment of mental illness by physical means, such as drugs, shock therapy, ...
somatotrophin
so·mat·o·troph·in (sə-măt'ə-trōʹfĭn, sō'mə-tə-) n. Variant of somatotropin. * * *
somatotropichormone
so·mat·o·trop·ic hormone (sə-măt'ə-trŏpʹĭk, -trōʹpĭk, sō'mə-tə-) n. See growth hormone. * * *
somatotropin
/seuh mat'euh troh"pin, soh'meuh teuh-/, n. Biochem. a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland, that stimulates growth in humans. Also called somatotrophic hormone /seuh ...
somatotype
/seuh mat"euh tuyp', soh"meuh teuh-/, n. (of humans) physical type; physique. [1935-40; SOMATO- + -TYPE] * * * ▪ physiology       human body shape and physique type. ...
somatotypic
See somatotype. * * *
Sombart, Werner
▪ German historical economist born January 19, 1863, Ermsleben, Saxony, Prussia died May 18, 1941, Berlin, Germany       German historical economist who incorporated ...
somber
—somberly, adv. —somberness, n. /som"beuhr/, adj. 1. gloomily dark; shadowy; dimly lighted: a somber passageway. 2. dark and dull, as color, or as things in respect to color: ...
somberly
See somber. * * *
somberness
See somberly. * * *
sombre
som·bre (sŏmʹbər) adj. Chiefly British Variant of somber. * * *
sombrero
—sombreroed, adj. /som brair"oh/; Sp. /sawm brdde"rddaw/, n., pl. sombreros /-brair"ohz/; Sp. /-brdde"rddaws/. a broad-brimmed hat of straw or felt, usually tall-crowned, worn ...
sombrous
/som"breuhs/, adj. Archaic. somber. [1720-30; < F sombre SOMBER + -OUS] * * *
some
/sum/; unstressed /seuhm/, adj. 1. being an undetermined or unspecified one: Some person may object. 2. (used with plural nouns) certain: Some days I stay home. 3. of a certain ...
Some bacterial diseases of plants
▪ Table Some bacterial diseases of plants disease causative agent hosts symptoms and signs additional features Granville wilt Pseudomonas solanacearum tobacco, tomato, ...
Some cardiac glycosides and their cardenolide aglycones
▪ Table Some cardiac glycosides and their cardenolide aglycones glycoside aglycone systematic name of aglycone digitoxin digitoxigenin 3 b2;,14 b2;-dihydroxy-5 ...
Some chemicals that exert radioprotective effects in laboratory animals
▪ Table Some chemicals that exert radioprotective effects in laboratory animals class specific chemical effective dose (in milligrams per kilogram of tissue) sulfur ...
Some common abbreviations
▪ Table Some common abbreviations AD anno Domini (in the year of the Lord) AM ante meridiem (before noon) Ave. Avenue BC before Christ Blvd. Boulevard C Celsius, ...
Some common diseases of dogs
▪ Table Some common diseases of dogs name(s) of disease causative agent nature of disease distemper virus affects nonvaccinated (nonimmunized) puppies in contact with ...
Some common diseases of domestic cats
▪ Table Some common diseases of domestic cats name(s) of disease causative agent nature of disease feline distemper (panleukopenia, infectious enteritis) virus the most ...
Some Common Diseases of Domestic Poultry, Table
▪ Table name(s) of disease causative agent nature of disease Coccidiosis protozoans (e.g., Emieria affected ...
Some common diseases of fish
▪ Table Some common diseases of fish name(s) of disease causative agent nature of disease mouth fungus (cotton-wool disease) bacterium (Chondrococcus columnaris) funguslike ...
Some compounds produced by bacteria on an industrial scale
▪ Table Some compounds produced by bacteria on an industrial scale product bacterium application or substrate amylases thermophilic Bacillus species used in brewing to break ...
Some constituents of human colostrum, transitional, and mature milk and of cow's milk
▪ Table Some constituents of human colostrum, transitional, and mature milk and of cow's milk (average values per 100 millilitres whole milk) colostrum (1–5 ...
Some disease-causing rickettsiae
▪ Table Some disease-causing rickettsiae rickettsia arthropod vector vertebrate host human disease Genus Rickettsia typhus group R. prowazekii body louse humans epidemic ...
Some fungal diseases of plants
▪ Table Some fungal diseases of plants disease causative agent hosts symptoms and signs additional features late blight of potato Phytophthora infestans potato water-soaked ...
Some heritability estimates
▪ Table Some heritability estimates trait correlation Cattle butterfat percentage 0.6 milk yield 0.3 Pigs body length 0.5 weight at 180 days 0.3 litter ...
Some important diseases of some common laboratory animals
▪ Table Some important diseases of some common laboratory animals name or type of disease causative organism Mice Bacterial diseases mouse pneumonitis Miyagawanella ...
Some important ground-based optical telescopes
▪ Table Some important ground-based optical telescopes name aperture (metres) type observatory location date observations began Gran Telescopio Canarias 10.4 reflector Roque ...
Some important Jewish holidays
▪ Table Some important Jewish holidays holiday meaning date* Passover commemoration of the Hebrews' liberation from slavery in Egypt and the "passing over" of the forces of ...
Some important radio telescopes
▪ Table Some important radio telescopes name diameter of dish (metres) short wavelength limit (cm) location Filled-aperture telescopes Arecibo Observatory 305 6 Arecibo, ...
Some important sterols and their sources
▪ Table Some important sterols and their sources common name systematic name occurrence cholesterol 5-cholesten-3 b2;-ol principal sterol of most animals and all vertebrate ...
Some natural dyes and their sources
▪ Table Some natural dyes and their sources colour/class name source yellow/flavonoid weld quercetin safflower seeds, stems, leaves of Reseda luteola North American oak ...
Some naturally occurring monosaccharides
▪ Table Some naturally occurring monosaccharides sugar sources L-arabinose mesquite gum, wheat bran D-ribose all living cells; as component of ribonucleic ...
Some physical properties of silica minerals
▪ Table Some physical properties of silica minerals phase symmetry specific gravity hardness ● quartz ●   (alpha-quartz) ● hexagonal; ●   trigonal ● ...
Some predicted properties of elements 113 and 114
▪ Table Some predicted properties of elements 113 and 114 element 113 element 114 (eka-thallium) (eka-lead) chemical group 13 14 atomic weight 297 298 most stable ...
Some properties of normal hydrogen and deuterium
▪ Table Some properties of normal hydrogen and deuterium normal hydrogen deuterium Atomic hydrogen atomic number 1 1 atomic weight 1.0080 2.0141 ionization ...
Some properties of the alkaline metals
▪ Table Some properties of the alkaline metals beryllium magnesium calcium atomic number 4 12 20 atomic weight (stablest isotope) 9.0122 24.312 40.08 colour of ...
Some properties of the boron group elements
▪ Table Some properties of the boron group elements boron aluminum atomic number 5 13 atomic weight 10.811 26.9815 colour of element brown silver white melting point ...
Some properties of the carbon group elements
▪ Table Some properties of the carbon group elements carbon silicon atomic number 6 14 atomic weight 12.011 28.086 colour of element colourless (diamond [D]), black ...
Some properties of the nitrogen group elements
▪ Table Some properties of the nitrogen group elements nitrogen phosphorus (white) atomic number 7 15 atomic weight 14.0067 30.9738 colour of ...
Some properties of the rare-earth elements (values recommended by Ames Laboratory) part I
▪ Table Some properties of the rare-earth elements (values recommended by Ames Laboratory) part I scandium yttrium lanthanum cerium atomic number 21 39 57 58 atomic ...
Some properties of the transition elements
▪ Table Some properties of the transition elements symbol atomic number atomic mass density (grams per cubic centimetre, 20 °C) melting point (°C)1 boiling point ...
Some Properties of the Zinc Group Elements, Table
▪ Table zinc cadmium mercury Atomic number ...
Some radioactive decay series
▪ Table Some radioactive decay series element radioactive isotope final product isotopic abundance (%) half-life (in 109 ...
Some sulfide minerals
▪ Table Some sulfide minerals* name idealized formula molybdenite MoS2 tungstenite WS2 alabandite MnS pyrite (fool's ...
Some typical occurrences of the rock-forming feldspars
▪ Table Some typical occurrences of the rock-forming feldspars Potassium feldspars* sanidine potassium-rich volcanic rocks and near-surface minor intrusions—e.g., ...
Some typical values of elastic constants and properties
▪ Table Some typical values of elastic constants and properties elastic constants (at room temperature and pressure) material Young's modulus (in 106 bars) shear modulus ...
Some urine constituents
▪ Table Some urine constituents (g/24 hours) urea 25–30 uric acid 0.6–0.7 creatinine 1.0–1.2 hippuric acid 0.7 ammonia 0.7 amino acids 3 sodium 1–5 (NaCl ...
Some viral and viroid diseases of plants
▪ Table Some viral and viroid diseases of plants disease causative agent hosts symptoms and signs additional features tobacco mosaic tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) tobacco, ...
somebody
/sum"bod'ee, -bud'ee, -beuh dee/, pron., n., pl. somebodies. pron. 1. some person. n. 2. a person of some note or importance. [1275-1325; ME; see SOME, BODY] * * *
someday
/sum"day'/, adv. at an indefinite future time. [bef. 900; ME sum day, OE sum daeg; see SOME, DAY] Usage. The adverb SOMEDAY is written solid: Perhaps someday we will know the ...
somedeal
/sum"deel'/, adv. Archaic. somewhat. [bef. 900; ME somdel, OE sume daele, dat. of sum dael some portion. See SOME, DEAL1] * * *
somehow
/sum"how'/, adv. 1. in some way not specified, apparent, or known. 2. somehow or other, in an undetermined way; by any means possible: She was determined to finish college ...
someone
/sum"wun', -weuhn/, pron. some person; somebody. [1275-1325; ME; see SOME, ONE] * * *
someplace
/sum"plays'/, adv. somewhere. [1350-1400; ME; see SOME, PLACE] Usage. See anyplace. * * *
somer
/sum"euhr/, n. Obs. summer2 (def. 1). * * *
Somers Point
/sum"euhrz/ a town in SE New Jersey. 10,330. * * *
Somers, John Somers, Baron
▪ English statesman in full  John Somers, Baron Somers of Evesham  born March 4, 1651, Whiteladies, Claines, near Worcester, Worcestershire, Eng. died April 26, 1716, ...
somersault
/sum"euhr sawlt'/, n. 1. an acrobatic movement, either forward or backward, in which the body rolls end over end, making a complete revolution. 2. such a movement performed in ...
Somerset
/sum"euhr set', -sit/, n. 1. a city in SE Massachusetts. 18,813. 2. a town in S Kentucky. 10,649. 3. Somersetshire. * * * I Administrative (pop., 2001: 498,093), geographic, and ...
Somerset House
a large, grand 18th–century building in central London, between the Strand and the River Thames. It is now an art gallery, but from the 1830s to the 1970s it contained the main ...
Somerset Maugham
➡ Maugham * * *
Somerset, Charles Seymour, 6th duke of, Baron Seymour Of Trowbridge
▪ British statesman born August 12, 1662 died December 2, 1748, Petworth, Sussex, England       British statesman during the reign of Queen Anne, who helped to secure ...
Somerset, Edmund Beaufort, 1st duke of, 1st Earl Of Dorset
▪ English noble , also called  (1444–48) 4th Earl Of Somerset   born c. 1406 died May 22, 1455, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, Eng.       English nobleman and ...
Somerset, Edward Seymour, 1st duke of
born с 1500/06 died Jan. 22, 1552, London, Eng. English politician. After his sister, Jane Seymour, married King Henry VIII in 1536, Somerset rose rapidly in royal favour. He ...
Somerset, Edward Seymour, 1st duke of, Baron Seymour of Hache
▪ Protector of England byname  the Protector , also called  (1523–36) Sir Edward Seymour , or  (1536–37) Viscount Beauchamp of Hache , or  (1537–47) earl of ...
Somerset, Henry Beaufort, 2nd duke of, 2nd Earl Of Dorset
▪ English noble born 1436 died May 15, 1464, Hexham, Northumberland, Eng.       leading Lancastrian in the English Wars of the Roses (Roses, Wars of ...
Somerset, Robert Carr, earl of
▪ English noble Carr also spelled  Ker,  also called  (1607–11) Sir Robert Carr, or (1611–13) Viscount Rochester   born c. 1590 died July 1645  favourite of King ...
SomersetIsland
Som·er·set Island (sŭmʹər-sĕt', -sĭt) An island of central Nunavut, Canada, separated from Boothia Peninsula by a narrow strait. * * *
Somersetshire
/sum"euhr set shear', -sheuhr, -sit-/, n. a county in SW England. 401,700; 1335 sq. mi. (3455 sq. km). Also called Somerset. * * *
Somersworth
/sum"euhrz werrth'/, n. a town in SE New Hampshire. 10,350. * * * ▪ New Hampshire, United States       city, Strafford county, southeastern New Hampshire, U.S., on the ...
Somerville
/sum"euhr vil'/, n. 1. a city in E Massachusetts, near Boston. 77,372. 2. a town in central New Jersey. 11,973. * * * ▪ Massachusetts, United States       city, ...
Somerville and Ross
joint pseudonym of Edith Anna Oenone Somerville and Violet Florence Martin born May 2, 1858, Corfu, Greece died Oct. 8, 1949, Castlehaven, County Cork, Ire. born June 11, 1862, ...
Somerville, William
▪ English writer Somerville also spelled  Somervile   born Sept. 2, 1675, Colwich, Staffordshire, Eng. died July 17, 1742, Henley-in-Arden, ...
Somerville,Mary Fairfax Greig
Somerville, Mary Fairfax Greig. 1780-1872. British mathematician and astronomer whose Physical Geography (1848) won her international acclaim. The first women's college at Oxford ...
Someş River
▪ river, Europe Hungarian  Szamos,         river, one of the most important in Transylvania, northwestern Romania. It has two headstreams: the Great Someş, which ...
Somes, Michael
▪ 1995       British ballet dancer (b. Sept. 28, 1917, Horsley, Gloucestershire, England—d. Nov. 18/19, 1994, London, England), was associated with the Royal Ballet ...
somesthetic
so·mes·thet·ic (sō'mĕs-thĕtʹĭk) adj. Somatosensory.   [Greek sōma, body; see soma1 + Greek aisthētikos, of sense perception; see aesthetic.] * * *
something
/sum"thing'/, pron. 1. some thing; a certain undetermined or unspecified thing: Something is wrong there. Something's happening. 2. an additional amount, as of cents or minutes, ...
sometime
/sum"tuym'/, adv. 1. at some indefinite or indeterminate point of time: He will arrive sometime next week. 2. at an indefinite future time: Come to see me sometime. 3. Archaic. ...
sometimes
/sum"tuymz'/, adv. on some occasions; at times; now and then. [1520-30; SOMETIME + -S1] * * *
someway
/sum"way'/, adv. in some way; somehow. Also, some way, someways. [1400-50; late ME; see SOME, WAY1] * * *
somewhat
/sum"hwut', -hwot', -hweuht, -wut', -wot', -weuht/, adv. 1. in some measure or degree; to some extent: not angry, just somewhat disturbed. n. 2. some part, portion, amount, ...
somewhen
/sum"hwen', -wen'/, adv. Archaic. sometime. [1250-1300; ME sumwhanne; see SOME, WHEN] * * *
somewhere
/sum"hwair', -wair'/, adv. 1. in or at some place not specified, determined, or known: They live somewhere in Michigan. 2. to some place not specified or known: They went out ...
somewheres
/sum"hwairz', -wairz'/, adv. Nonstandard. somewhere. [1805-15; SOMEWHERE + -s1] * * *
somewhile
/sum"hwuyl', -wuyl'/, adv. Archaic. 1. at some former time. 2. at one time or another; sometime. 3. at times; sometimes. 4. for some time. [1125-75; ME; see SOME, WHILE] * * *
somewhither
/sum"hwidh'euhr, -widh'-/, adv. Archaic. to some unspecified place; somewhere. [1350-1400; ME; see SOME, WHITHER] * * *
somewise
/sum"wuyz'/, adv. Archaic. by some means; somehow. [1400-50; late ME; see SOME, WISE2] * * *
somite
—somital /soh"mi tl/, somitic /soh mit"ik/, adj. /soh"muyt/, n. 1. any of the longitudinal series of segments or parts into which the body of certain animals is divided; a ...
somitic
See somite. * * *
Somme
/sawm/, n. 1. a river in N France, flowing NW to the English Channel: battles, World War I, 1916, 1918; World War II, 1944. 150 mi. (241 km) long. 2. a department in N France. ...
Somme River
River, northern France. It rises near St.-Quentin and flows westward 152 mi (245 km) to the English Channel. Canals on its upper valley connect it with navigable waterways that ...
Somme, Battle of the
(July 1–Nov. 13, 1916) Allied offensive in World War I. British and French forces launched a frontal attack against an entrenched German army north of the Somme River in ...
Somme, First Battle of the
▪ World War I [1916]       (July 1–Nov. 13, 1916), costly and largely unsuccessful Allied offensive on the Western Front during World War I.       The Germans ...
Somme, Second Battle of the
▪ World War I [1918] also called  Battle of Saint-Quentin        (March 21–April 5, 1918), partially successful German offensive against Allied forces on the ...
Sommeiller, Germain
▪ French engineer born March 15, 1815, Saint-Jeoire, Fr. died July 11, 1871, Saint-Jeoire       French engineer who built the Mount Cenis (Mount Cenis Tunnel) (Fréjus) ...
sommelier
/sum'euhl yay"/; Fr. /saw meuh lyay"/, n., pl. sommeliers /sum'euhl yayz"/; Fr. /saw meuh lyay"/. a waiter, as in a club or restaurant, who is in charge of wines. [1920-25; < F, ...
Sommer, Ferdinand
▪ German linguist born May 4, 1875, Trier, Ger. died April 3, 1962, Munich       German historical linguist known primarily for his scholarship concerning Hittite and ...
Sommerfeld
/zawm"euhrdd felt'/, n. Arnold (Johannes Wilhelm) /ahrdd"nawlt yoh hahn"euhs vil"helm/, 1868-1951, German physicist. * * *
Sommerfeld, Arnold
▪ German physicist born Dec. 5, 1868, Königsberg, Prussia [now Kaliningrad, Russia] died April 26, 1951, Munich       German physicist whose atomic (atom) model ...
Sommo, Judah Leone ben Isaac
▪ Italian writer also called  Leone De Sommi Portaleone,  original name  Yehuda Sommo  born 1527, Mantua [Italy] died 1592, Mantua       Italian author whose ...
somn-
somn- pref. Variant of somni-. * * *
somnambular
See somnambulate. * * *
somnambulate
—somnambulant, adj., n. —somnambulation, n. /som nam"byeuh layt', seuhm-/, v.i., somnambulated, somnambulating. to walk during sleep; sleepwalk. [1825-35; < L somn(us) sleep ...
somnambulation
See somnambular. * * *
somnambulism
—somnambulist, n. —somnambulistic, adj. /som nam"byeuh liz'euhm, seuhm-/, n. sleepwalking. [1790-1800; < NL somnambulismus, equiv. to somn(us) sleep + ambul(are) to walk + ...
somnambulist
See somnambulism. * * *
somnambulistic
See somnambulist. * * *
Somnath
▪ ancient city, India also called  Patan-Somnath  or  Somnath-Patan        ancient ruined city, southwestern Gujarat (Gujarāt) state, west-central India. It is ...
somni-
somni- or somn- pref. Sleep: somnambulate.   [From Latin somnus, sleep. See swep-. * * *
somnifacient
/som'neuh fay"sheuhnt/, adj. 1. causing or inducing sleep. n. 2. a drug or other agent that induces or tends to induce sleep. [1885-90; < L somn(us) sleep + -i- -I- + -FACIENT] * ...
somniferous
—somniferously, adv. /som nif"euhr euhs, seuhm-/, adj. bringing or inducing sleep, as drugs or influences. [1595-1605; < L somnifer inducing sleep (somni-, comb. form of somnus ...
somniferously
See somniferous. * * *
somnific
/som nif"ik, seuhm-/, adj. causing sleep; soporific; somniferous. [1715-25; < L somnificus causing sleep, equiv. to somni-, comb. form of somnus sleep + -ficus -FIC] * * *
somniloquist
See somniloquy. * * *
somniloquy
somniloquy [sämnil′ə kwē, səmnil′ə kwē] n. 〚< L somnus, sleep (see SOMNUS) + loqui, to speak〛 1. the act or habit of talking while asleep 2. the words so ...
somnolence
som·no·lence (sŏmʹnə-ləns) n. A state of drowsiness; sleepiness. * * *
somnolent
—somnolence, somnolency, n. —somnolently, adv. /som"neuh leuhnt/, adj. 1. sleepy; drowsy. 2. tending to cause sleep. [1425-75; late ME sompnolent < OF < L somnolentus, deriv. ...
somnolently
See somnolent. * * *
Somnus
/som"neuhs/, n. the ancient Roman god of sleep, a son of Night and brother of Death. * * *
Somogy
▪ county, Hungary       megye (county), southwestern Hungary. It is bordered by Lake Balaton (Balaton, Lake) and Veszprém county to the north, by the counties of ...
Somoto
▪ Nicaragua       city, northwestern Nicaragua. It is situated in the central highlands near the upper Coco River. It serves as a commercial centre for the hinterland, ...
Somoza
/saw maw"sah/; Eng. /seuh moh"zeuh, -moh"seuh/, n. Anastasio /ah'nahs tah"syaw/, (Anastasio Somoza García), 1896-1956, Nicaraguan political leader: president 1937-47, 1950-56 ...
Somoza Debayle
/saw maw"sah dhe vuy"le/; Eng. /seuh moh"zeuh deuh buy"lay, -moh"seuh/ 1. Anastasio /ah'nahs tah"syaw/, 1925-80, Nicaraguan army officer, businessman, and political leader: ...
Somoza Debayle, Anastasio
▪ president of Nicaragua byname  Tachito Somoza   born Dec. 5, 1925, León, Nicaragua died Sept. 17, 1980, Asunción, Paraguay       third member of the Somoza ...
Somoza Debayle, Luis
▪ president of Nicaragua born Nov. 18, 1922 died April 13, 1967, Managua, Nicaragua       president of Nicaragua (1956–63), successor to his father, Anastasio Somoza ...
Somoza family
Family that maintained political control of Nicaragua for more than 40 years. The dynasty's founder, Anastasio Somoza García (1896–1956), became head of Nicaragua's army in ...
Somoza, Anastasio
▪ president of Nicaragua in full  Anastasio Somoza García , byname  Tacho   born Feb. 1, 1896, San Marcos, Nicaragua died Sept. 29, 1956, Ancón, Panama Canal ...
Somoza,Anastasio Somoza Debayle
So·mo·za (sə-mōʹzə, sō-mōʹsä), Anastasio Somoza Debayle. 1925-1980. Nicaraguan politician who headed Nicaragua's army and took over the presidency in 1963. In 1979 ...
somuch
so much adv. 1. In that degree; to that extent. Used with the comparative form of adjectives: If she wins the award, so much the better for the team. 2. In such a degree; to such ...
somuch as
so much as adv. Used as an intensive to indicate something unexpected; even: He wouldn't so much as look at me. * * *
son
—sonless, adj. —sonlike, adj. /sun/, n. 1. a male child or person in relation to his parents. 2. a male child or person adopted as a son; a person in the legal position of a ...
son et lumière
/saw nay lyuu myerdd"/, French. See sound-and-light show. [lit., sound and light] * * * ▪ entertainment English  sound-and-light show        nighttime entertainment ...
son of a bitch
pl. sons of bitches. Slang (vulgar). 1. a contemptible or thoroughly disagreeable person; scoundrel. 2. a disagreeable matter; a chore. 3. (used as an exclamation of impatience, ...
son of a gun
pl. sons of guns. Slang. 1. rogue; rascal; scoundrel: That son of a gun still owes me $20. 2. a tiresome or disagreeable matter, chore, etc. 3. (used as an affectionate greeting, ...
son of Adam
a man: He had all the weaknesses to which a son of Adam is heir. * * *
Son of God
1. Jesus Christ, esp. as the Messiah. 2. any person responding to God or acknowledging God as Father. Rom. 8:14. [bef. 950; ME; OE] * * *
Son of Man
Jesus Christ, esp. at the Last Judgment. [bef. 900; ME; OE] * * *
Son of Man comes like lightning or the great flood
▪ Table Table 4: Son of Man comes like lightning or the great flood Matthew 24:27, 37-39 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be ...
Son of Man, glory of Father, angels, some will not taste death
▪ Table Table 3: Son of Man, glory of Father, angels, some will not taste death Matthew 16:27-28 For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and ...
Son Pyŏng-hi
▪ Korean religious leader born 1861 died 1922       third leader of the apocalyptic, antiforeign Tonghak (Ch'ŏndogyo) religious sect in Korea.       Born the ...
Son River
▪ river, India Son also spelled  Sone        principal southern tributary of the Ganges (Ganga) River (Ganges River), rising in Madhya Pradesh state, central India. ...
Son Sann
▪ 2001       Cambodian politician (b. Oct. 5, 1911, Phnom Penh, Cambodia—d. Dec. 19, 2000, Paris, France), served as Cambodia's prime minister under Prince Norodom ...
Son Sen
▪ 1998       Cambodian Khmer Rouge official who supervised some of the worst brutality perpetrated while the radical Khmer Rouge movement held power from 1975 to 1979; ...
Son, Masayoshi
▪ 1997       Before traveling to the United States to study in 1973, Masayoshi Son repeatedly tried to meet Den Fujita, president of McDonald's Corp. (Japan), Ltd., to ...
son-
var. of soni- before a vowel: sonance. * * *
son-in-law
/sun"in law'/, n., pl. sons-in-law. the husband of one's daughter. [1300-50; ME] * * *
son-of-a-bitch stew
(in the Old West) a stew often prepared by chuck-wagon cooks for working cowboys, containing tripe and often also the heart, liver, brains, kidney, etc., of a slaughtered steer. ...
sonal
/sohn"l/, adj. pertaining to sound; sonic. [1955-60; SON- + -AL1] * * *
sonance
/soh"neuhns/, n. 1. the condition or quality of being sonant. 2. a sound; a tune. [1590-1600; SON- + -ANCE] Syn. 1. voice, sound, noise. * * *
sonant
—sonantal /soh nan"tl/, sonantic /soh nan"tik/, adj. /soh"neuhnt/, adj. 1. sounding; having sound. 2. Phonet. voiced (opposed to surd). n. Phonet. 3. a speech sound that by ...
sonar
/soh"nahr/, n. 1. a method for detecting and locating objects submerged in water by echolocation. 2. the apparatus used in sonar. Also called, Brit., asdic. [1940-45; so(und) ...
sonarman
/soh"nahr meuhn/, n., pl. sonarmen. U.S. Navy. a petty officer who operates and maintains sonar. [SONAR + -MAN] * * *
sonata
/seuh nah"teuh/, n. Music. a composition for one or two instruments, typically in three or four movements in contrasted forms and keys. [1685-95; < It < L sonata, fem. of sonatus ...
sonata da camera
/seuh nah"teuh deuh kah"meuhr euh/; It. /saw nah"tah dah kah"me rddah/ an instrumental musical form, common in the Baroque period, usually consisting of a series of ...
sonata da chiesa
/seuh nah"teuh deuh kee ay"zeuh/; It. /saw nah"tah dah kye"zah/ an instrumental musical form, common in the Baroque period, that usually consists of four movements alternating ...
sonata form
a musical form comprising an exposition, in which the main theme or themes are stated, a development section, a recapitulation of the material in the exposition, and, usually, a ...
sonata-rondo
/seuh nah"teuh ron"doh, -ron doh"/, n., pl. sonata-rondos. a musical form combining characteristics of both the sonata form and the rondo. * * *
sonataform
sonata form n. Music A form of a movement consisting of three sections, the exposition, development, and recapitulation, often followed by a coda. * * *
sonatina
/son'euh tee"neuh/; It. /saw'nah tee"nah/, n., pl. sonatinas, sonatine /-nay/; It. /-ne/. Music. a short or simplified sonata. [1715-25; < It, dim. of SONATA] * * * ▪ ...
sonde
/sond/, n. Rocketry. a rocket, balloon, or rockoon used as a probe for observing phenomena in the atmosphere. [1920-25; < F: plumb line; see SOUND3] * * *
Sonderbund
(German; "Separatist League") League formed in 1845 by the seven Roman Catholic Swiss cantons. After the Protestant cantons sought to prevent the Jesuits' takeover of religious ...
sonderclass
/zon"deuhr klas', -klahs'/, n. a special class of small racing yachts, restricted as to size, sail area, cost, etc. [1910-15, Amer.; partial trans. of G Sonderklasse special ...
Sonderkommando
/zon"deuhr keuh man'doh/; Ger. /zawn"deuhrdd kaw mahn"daw/, n. (in World War II Nazi concentration camps) a group of prisoners assigned to collect belongings and dispose of the ...
Sondheim
/sond"huym/, n. Stephen (Joshua), born 1930, U.S. composer and lyricist. * * *
Sondheim, Stephen
▪ American composer and lyricist born March 22, 1930, New York City       U.S. composer and lyricist whose brilliance in matching words and music in dramatic situations ...
Sondheim, Stephen (Joshua)
born March 22, 1930, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. composer and lyricist. He studied piano and organ and at age 15 wrote his first musical under the tutelage of the musical comedy ...
Sondheim,Stephen
Sond·heim (sŏndʹhīm'), Stephen. Born 1930. American composer and lyricist whose musicals include Gypsy (1959) and Sweeney Todd (1979). He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1985 for ...
Sondra
/son"dreuh/, n. a female given name. * * *
Sondrio
▪ Italy       city, Lombardia ( Lombardy) regione, northern Italy; it is the chief town of the Valtellina (the upper Adda River valley), near the mouth of the Mallero ...
sone
/sohn/, n. a unit for measuring the loudness of sound, equal to the loudness of a sound that, in the judgment of a group of listeners, is equal to that of a 1000-cycle-per-second ...
song
—songlike, adj. /sawng, song/, n. 1. a short metrical composition intended or adapted for singing, esp. one in rhymed stanzas; a lyric; a ballad. 2. a musical piece adapted for ...
Song
/sawng/, n. Pinyin. 1. Ailing /uy"ling"/. See Soong, Ai-ling. 2. Qingling /ching"ling"/. See Soong, Ching-ling. 3. Meiling /may"ling"/. See Soong, Mei-ling. 4. Ziwen /zue"wun"/. ...
song and dance
a story or statement, esp. an untrue or misleading one designed to evade the matter at hand: Every time he's late, he gives me a song and dance about oversleeping. [1870-75, ...
song cycle
a group of art songs that are usually all by the same poet and composer and have a unifying subject or idea. [1895-1900] * * *
Song dynasty
or Sung dynasty (960–1279) Chinese dynasty that united the entire country until 1127 and the southern portion until 1279, during which time northern China was controlled by ...
Song Jiaoren
▪ Chinese politician Wade-Giles romanization  Sung Chiao-jen  born April 5, 1882, Taoyuan, Hunan province, China died March 22, 1913, Shanghai       founder of the ...
Song of Solomon
a novel (1977) by Toni Morrison. * * *
Song of Solomon, The
a book of the Bible. Also called, New American Bible, Song of Songs. Abbr.: Sol. * * *
Song of the Three Children
a book of the Apocrypha, included as part of the third chapter of Daniel in the Douay Bible. * * *
Song Qingling
▪ Chinese political leader Wade-Giles romanization  Sung Ch'ing-ling  Song also spelled  Soong  born January 27, 1893, Shanghai, China died May 29, 1981, Beijing  second ...
song sparrow
a small emberizine songbird, Melospiza melodia, common in North America. [1800-10, Amer.] * * *
song thrush
a common, European songbird, Turdus philomelos. [1660-70] * * *
songand dance
song and dance n. pl. song and dances or songs and dances 1. A theatrical performance that combines singing and dancing. 2. Slang. a. An excessively elaborate effort to explain ...
songbird
/sawng"berrd', song"-/, n. 1. a bird that sings. 2. any passerine bird of the suborder Oscines. 3. Slang. a woman vocalist. [1765-75; SONG + BIRD] * * * Any oscine passerine ...
songbook
/sawng"book', song"-/, n. a book of songs with words and music. [bef. 1000; OE sang-boc service book (not recorded in ME); see SONG, BOOK] * * *
SongDa
Song Da (sôngʹ däʹ) See Black River. * * *
songfest
/sawng"fest, song"-/, n. 1. an informal, often spontaneous gathering at which people sing folk songs, popular ballads, etc. 2. an informal gathering at a studio, concert hall, or ...
songful
—songfully, adv. —songfulness, n. /sawng"feuhl, song"-/, adj. abounding in song; melodious. [1350-1400; ME; see SONG, -FUL] * * *
songfully
See songful. * * *
songfulness
See songfully. * * *
Sŏnggyun'guan
▪ university, Korea original name  Kukhak        national university of Korea under the Koryŏ (935–1392) and Yi, or Chosŏn (1392–1910), dynasties. Named the ...
Songhai
/song guy"/, n., pl. Songhais, (esp. collectively) Songhai for 1. 1. a member of a group of peoples living along the Niger River in the area of Timbuktu and Gao in Mali and in ...
Songhai empire
or Songhay empire Ancient Muslim state, West Africa. Centred on the middle Niger River in what is now central Mali, it eventually extended to the Atlantic coast and into Niger ...
Songhai languages
Songhai also spelled  Songhay        group of closely related languages generally assumed to constitute the primary branch of the Nilo-Saharan language family ...
SongHong
Song Hong (sôngʹ hôngʹ) See Red River. * * *
Songhua
/sawng"hwah"/, n. Pinyin. a river in NE China, flowing NW and NE through E and central Manchuria into the Amur River on the boundary of Siberia. 800 mi. (1287 km) long. Also, ...
Songjiang
/sawng"jyahng"/, n. Pinyin. a former province in NE China, now a part of Inner Mongolia. 79,151 sq. mi. (205,001 sq. km). Also, Sungchiang, Sungkiang. * * * or Sung-chiang Town ...
Songka
/song"kah"/, n. a river in SE Asia, flowing SE from SW China through Indochina to the Gulf of Tonkin. 500 mi. (800 km) long. Also called Red River. * * *
Songkhla
▪ Thailand also called  Singora,         city, southern Thailand, located on the eastern coast of peninsular Thailand. Songkhla is a port at the outlet of Luang ...
songlark
▪ bird       either of the two species of the Australian genus Cinclorhamphus, of the songbird family Maluridae (order Passeriformes) or the subfamily Orthonychinae (see ...
songless
—songlessly, adv. —songlessness, n. /sawng"lis, song"-/, adj. devoid of song; lacking the power of a song, as a bird. [1795-1805; SONG + -LESS] * * *
Sŏngnam
▪ South Korea       city, Kyŏnggi do (province), northwestern South Korea, 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Seoul. Given the status of a municipality in 1973, it developed ...
Songnim
▪ North Korea       city, southwestern North Korea. It is North Korea's largest iron and steel centre, as well as a river port on the banks of the Taedong-gang (river). ...
Songof Solomon
Song of Solomon (sông, sŏng) n. Abbr. S. of Sol. or SS See table at Bible. * * *
Songof Songs
Song of Songs n. Abbr. Sg See table at Bible. * * *
Songs of Innocence and of Experience
a collection of poems (1794) by William Blake. He had published a group of poems in 1789 called Songs of Innocence, expressing the idea that God’s love and sympathy is in ...
Songs of Praise
a regular BBC television programme in which people sing hymns, usually in a church, and some of them talk about their faith. It is broadcast from a different place each Sunday. * ...
songshrike
      any of several birds of the family Cracticidae (order Passeriformes) including the bell-magpie, butcherbird, and currawong (qq.v.). * * *
songsmith
/sawng"smith', song"-/, n. a writer of songs. [1785-95; SONG + SMITH] * * *
songsparrow
song sparrow n. A common North American sparrow (Melospiza melodia) having streaked brownish plumage and noted for its melodious song. * * *
songster
/sawng"steuhr, song"-/, n. 1. a person who sings; a singer. 2. a writer of songs or poems; a poet. 3. a songbird. [bef. 1000; ME; OE sangestre songstress. See SONG, -STER] * * *
songstress
/sawng"stris, song"-/, n. a female singer, esp. one who specializes in popular songs. [1695-1705; SONG + -STRESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
songthrush
song thrush n. An Old World songbird (Turdus philomelos) having brown upper plumage and a spotted breast. Also called mavis. * * *
songwriter
/sawng"ruy'teuhr, song"-/, n. a person who writes the words or music, or both, for popular songs. [1815-25; SONG + WRITER] * * *
soni-
a combining form meaning "sound," used in the formation of compound words: soniferous. Also, son-, sono-. [ < L soni-, comb. form of sonus SOUND1] * * *
Sonia
/soh"nyeuh/; Russ. /saw"nyah/, n. a female given name, Russian form of Sophia. * * *
sonic
/son"ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to sound. 2. noting or pertaining to a speed equal to that of sound in air at the same height above sea level. [1920-25; < L son(us) SOUND1 + ...
sonic barrier
sonic barrier n. the large increase of aerodynamic resistance encountered by some aircraft when flying near the speed of sound; sound barrier * * *
sonic barrier.
See sound barrier. [1945-50] * * *
sonic boom
a loud noise caused by the shock wave generated by an aircraft moving at supersonic speed. [1950-55] * * * ▪ physics       shock wave that is produced by an aircraft or ...
sonic depth finder
a sonar instrument that uses echolocation to measure depths under water. Cf. Fathometer. [1925-30] * * *
sonic mine.
See acoustic mine. * * *
Sonic Youth
▪ American rock group       American avant-garde noise band and highly influential forerunner of the alternative rock groups of the 1980s and '90s. The principal ...
sonically
See sonic. * * *
sonicate
sonicate [sän′ə kāt΄] vt. sonicated, sonicating 〚 SONIC + -ATE1〛 to subject (a cell, virus, etc.) to the energy produced by sound waves sonication n. sonicator n. * * *
sonicbarrier
sonic barrier n. The sudden sharp increase in aerodynamic drag experienced by aircraft approaching the speed of sound. Also called sound barrier. * * *
sonicboom
sonic boom n. An explosive sound caused by the shock wave preceding an aircraft traveling at or above the speed of sound. * * *
sonics
/son"iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of science that deals with the practical applications of sound. [1955; see SONIC, + -ICS] * * *
soniferous
/seuh nif"euhr euhs, soh-/, adj. conveying or producing sound. [1705-15; SONI- + -FEROUS] * * *
Soninke
▪ people also called  Sarakole, Seraculeh, or Serahuli,         a people located in Senegal near Bakel on the Sénégal River and in neighbouring areas of West ...
Sonipat
▪ India also spelled  Sonepat        city, east-central Haryana (Haryāna) state, northern India, about 25 miles (40 km) north of Delhi. The city was probably ...
sonly
See son. * * *
Sonnabend, Ileana
▪ 2008 Ileana Schapira        American art gallery owner born Oct. 28, 1914, Bucharest, Rom. died Oct. 21, 2007, New York, N.Y. championed contemporary art and, in ...
Sonneck, Oscar
▪ American musicologist, librarian, and editor in full  Oscar George Theodore Sonneck  born Oct. 6, 1873, Jersey City, N.J., U.S. died Oct. 30, 1928, New York ...
sonnet
—sonnetlike, adj. /son"it/, n. 1. Pros. a poem, properly expressive of a single, complete thought, idea, or sentiment, of 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter, with rhymes ...
sonnet sequence
a group of sonnets composed by one poet and having a unifying theme or subject. [1880-85] * * *
sonnetcycle
sonnet cycle n. See sonnet sequence. * * *
sonneteer
/son'i tear"/, n. 1. a composer of sonnets. v.i. 2. to compose sonnets; sonnetize. [1580-90; SONNET + -EER; r. earlier sonnetier < It sonnettiere] * * *
sonnetize
—sonnetization, n. /son"i tuyz'/, v., sonnetized, sonnetizing. v.i. 1. to write sonnets. v.t. 2. to write sonnets on or to. Also, esp. Brit., sonnetise. [1790-1800; SONNET + ...
Sonnets
the sonnets (= poems of 14 lines) of William Shakespeare, which were probably written in the 1590s. Many of them are addressed to a young man, expressing the poet’s affection ...
Sonnets from the Portuguese
a sonnet sequence (1850) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. * * *
sonnetsequence
sonnet sequence n. A group of sonnets having a single subject or controlling idea. Also called sonnet cycle. * * *
Sonni {ʽ}Alī
died 1492 West African monarch who initiated the imperial expansion of the Songhai empire. His first major conquest (1468) was the city of Timbuktu, one of the chief anchors of ...
Sonni ʿAlī
▪ West African ruler Sonni also spelled  Sunni,  also called  Sonni ʿAlī Ber (Arabic: ʿAlī the Great)   died 1492       West African monarch who initiated the ...
Sonnino, Sidney, Barone
▪ Italian statesman (Baron) born March 11, 1847, Pisa [now in Italy] died Nov. 24, 1922, Rome       Italian statesman who as foreign minister promoted his country's ...
sonny
/sun"ee/, n. 1. little son (often used as a familiar term of address to a boy). 2. (used as a term of direct address to express contempt, derision, etc.): No, sonny, you can't ...
Sonny
/sun"ee/, n. a male given name. * * *
Sonny Rollins
➡ Rollins * * *
sono-
var. of soni-: sonometer. * * *
sonobuoy
/son"euh booh'e, -boy'/, n. Navig. a buoy that emits a radio signal on receiving an underwater signal from a vessel. [1940-45; SONO- + BUOY] * * *
sonof a bitch
son of a bitch Vulgar n. pl. sons of bitches A person regarded as thoroughly mean or disagreeable. interj. Used to express annoyance, disgust, disappointment, or amazement. * * *
sonof a gun
son of a gun Informal n. pl. sons of guns 1. A person; a fellow: That son of a gun knows how to sell cars and sell them well. 2. A rascal; a scamp: That son of gun is always ...
Sonof God
Son of God n. Christianity Jesus. * * *
Sonof Man
Son of Man n. 1. Christianity. Jesus. 2. son of man A human. * * *
sonogram
/son"euh gram', soh"neuh-/, n. Med. the visual image produced by reflected sound waves in a diagnostic ultrasound examination. [1955-60; SONO- + GRAM] * * *
sonograph
/son"euh graf', -grahf'/, n. Physics. an instrument that produces a graphic representation of sound. [1955-60; SONO- + -GRAPH] * * *
sonographer
See sonograph. * * *
sonographic
See sonographer. * * *


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