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Sravasti
Ancient city, northeastern Uttar Pradesh, northern India. In Buddhist times (6th century BC–6th century AD), it was the capital of Kosala and a prosperous trading centre. It ...
SRB
See solid rocket booster. * * *
SRBM
short-range ballistic missile. * * *
Sre language
      dialect spoken in Vietnam, one of the approximately nine dialects of the Koho language, belonging to the South Bahnaric subbranch of the Bahnaric branch of the ...
Srebrenica
▪ Bosnia and Herzegovina       town, eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina. The town's name is derived from the Serbo-Croatian word srebro, meaning “silver.” Rich deposits ...
Sredna Mountains
▪ mountains, Bulgaria Bulgarian  Sredna Gora   range in central Bulgaria, a discontinuous range south of the Balkan Mountains and having a similar east-west orientation. ...
Sremski Karlovci
▪ Serbia German  Karlowitz , Hungarian  Karloca , also spelled  Carlowitz        town in the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Serbia. It lies along the Danube ...
sreu-
To flow. 1. Suffixed o-grade form *srou-mo-. a. stream, from Old English strēam, stream; b. maelstrom, from Middle Dutch stroom, stream. Both a and b from Germanic *straumaz, ...
sri
/sree, shree/, n. 1. a Hindu title of address prefixed to the name of a deity, holy person, etc. 2. a respectful title of address prefixed to a man's name in India; Mr. * * ...
Sri Aman
▪ Malaysia also called  Bandar Sri Aman,  formerly  Simanggang,         market town and port, East Malaysia (northwestern Borneo), on the Lupar River. Situated in ...
Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara
a Sikh temple, or Gurdwara, part of the Singh Sabha Movement, in Southall in west London which opened in 2003 and is the biggest Sikh temple outside India. * * *
Sri Indraditya
▪ Thai ruler also called  Sri Indrapatindraditya , original name  Bang Klang Hao, Hao  also spelled  Thao  flourished c. 1240–60       founder and ruler of the ...
Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte
▪ Sri Lanka formerly  Kotte        city and judicial and legislative capital of Sri Lanka. It is located in the southwestern part of the country, about 5 miles (8 km) ...
Sri Lanka
—Sri Lankan, adj., n. /sree' lahng"keuh, lang"keuh, shree'/ an island republic in the Indian Ocean, S of India: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 18,762,075; 25,332 sq. ...
Sri Lanka, flag of
▪ Flag History also called  Lion Flag        national flag consisting of a yellow field (background) bearing vertical stripes of green and orange at the hoist and, at ...
Sri Lankan
➡ Sri Lanka * * *
Śrī-Nāthajī
▪ Hindu cult image       unique representation of the Hindu god Krishna. It is the main cult image of the Vallabhācārya sect, an important devotional sect of India. ...
Sri-Vaishnavism
—Sri-Vaishnavite, n., adj. /shree'vuysh"neuh viz'euhm/, n. a Hindu sect advocating theistic devotion as a philosophically and scripturally valid way to achieve salvation. * * *
Śrīharsha
▪ Indian author and poet flourished 12th century       Indian author and epic poet (epic) whose Naiadhīyacarita, or Naiadha, is among the most popular mahākāvyas in ...
Srikakulam
▪ India also called  Chicacole        city, northeastern Andhra Pradesh state, southern India. The city lies along the Nagavali River. Srikakulam once served as the ...
SriLanka
Sri Lan·ka (srē längʹkə, shrē) Formerly Cey·lon (sĭ-lŏnʹ, sā-). An island country in the Indian Ocean off southeast India. Inhabited originally by the Vedda, the ...
SriLankan
See Sri Lanka. * * *
Srinagar
/sree nug"euhr/, n. a city in and the summer capital of Kashmir, on the Jhelum River. 403,000. * * * City (pop., 2001 prelim.: 894,940), summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir ...
Srirangam
▪ India       former city, east-central Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nādu) state, southeastern India. It lies on an island at the division of the Kaveri (Kaveri River) (Cauvery) ...
Śrīvaiṣṇava
▪ Hindu sect       member of a sect of Hindus, most numerous in South India, who pay allegiance to Lord Vishnu and follow the teachings of the philosopher Rāmānuja. ...
Srivijaya empire
(fl. 7th–13th centuries) Maritime and commercial kingdom in the Malay Archipelago. It originated on the island of Sumatra and soon came to control the Strait of Malacca. Its ...
sRNA
sRNA abbr. soluble RNA. * * *
SRO
1. single-room occupancy. 2. standing room only. Also, S.R.O. * * *
Srong-brtsan-sgam-po
▪ king of Tibet also spelled  Srong-btsan-sgam-po  born c. 617, Rgya ma, Tibet died 650       Tibetan king (crowned 629) who extended his dominion to include Nepal ...
śrp
I. śrp1 To burn. seraph, back-formation from plural seraphim, from Hebrew śərāpîm, plural of śārāp, fiery serpent, seraph, from śārap, to burn.   II. śrp2 Arabic ...
ṣrp
To burn, smelt, refine. silver, probably ultimately from Akkadian ṣarpu, refined, silver, verbal adjective of ṣarāpu, to refine. * * *
śrq
West Semitic, to be(come) red, rise (of the sun); noun *śarq-, rising (of the sun), east. Saracen, sirocco, from Arabic šarq, east, sunrise, from šaraqa, to rise, shine. * * *
śrr
Common Semitic noun *śarr-, prince, king. 1. Sarah, from Hebrew śārâ, princess, feminine of śar, prince. 2. sarsaparilla, from Arabic šaras, colloquial variant of širs, ...
ṣrr
Central Semitic, to be(come) narrow, restricted, distressed, to bind, tie. tsuris, from Hebrew ṣārâ, distress, from ṣārar, to be(come) narrow, to bind. * * *
SRS
See air bag. [1985-90; s(upplemental) r(estraint) s(ystem)] * * *
Srta
Srta abbrev. 1. 〚Port〛 Senhorita 2. 〚Sp〛 Señorita * * *
Srta.
1. Senhorita. 2. Señorita. * * *
sruti
/shroot"ee/, n. Hinduism. the Vedas and some of the Upanishads, regarded as divinely revealed. [ < Skt sruti] * * * ▪ Hindu sacred literature       (Sanskrit: ...
śry
West Semitic, to strive, strive for, save, protect. Israel, from Hebrew yiśrāʾēl, God has striven, God has saved, from yiśrā, he has striven, saved, archaic preterite of ...
šry
To loosen, remove, begin. Tishri, from Hebrew tišrî, a month name, from Akkadian tašrītu, beginning, name of a month corresponding to parts of September and October, from ...
SRYgene
SRY gene (ĕs'är-wīʹ) n. A gene for maleness found on the Y chromosome. It has a key role in development of the testes and determination of sex.   [s(ex-determining) ...
śrʿ
To set, set up, erect, prescribe. shari'a>>, from Arabic šarīʿa, law, from šaraʿa, to ordain, prescribe. * * *
SS
1. Schutzstaffel. 2. social security. 3. steamship. 4. supersonic. * * * German in full Schutzstaffel ("Protective Echelon") Paramilitary corps of the Nazi Party. Founded in ...
ss
(in prescriptions) a half. Also, ss. [ < L semis] * * * German in full Schutzstaffel ("Protective Echelon") Paramilitary corps of the Nazi Party. Founded in 1925 by Adolf ...
SS.
1. Saints. [ < L sancti] 2. Schutzstaffel. 3. See ss. (def. 1). * * *
ss.
1. to wit; namely (used esp. on legal documents, as an affidavit, pleading, etc., to verify the place of action). [ < L scilicet] 2. sections. 3. Baseball. shortstop. * * *
SS.D.
Most Holy Lord: a title of the pope. [ < L Sanctissimus Dominus] * * *
SSA
1. Social Security Act. 2. See Social Security Administration. * * *
SSAE
stamped self-addressed envelope. * * *
SSB
Social Security Board. * * *
SSBN
the U.S. Navy designation for the fleet ballistic missile submarine. [1965-70; S(trategic) S(ubmarine) B(allistic) N(uclear)] * * *
SSC
small-saver certificate. * * *
SSDA
➡ Sector Skills Development Agency. * * *
SSE
south-southeast. Also, S.S.E., s.s.e. * * *
SSG
SSG or SSgt abbrev. Staff Sergeant * * * SSG abbr. staff sergeant. * * *
SSgt
SSgt abbr. staff sergeant. * * *
SSI
Electronics. 1. small-scale integration: the technology for concentrating up to ten semiconductor devices in a single integrated circuit. Cf. MSI, LSI. 2. See Supplemental ...
SSM
surface-to-surface missile. * * *
SSN
Social Security number. * * *
SSP
➡ statutory sick pay. * * *
ssp.
ssp. abbr. subspecies. * * *
SSPE
subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. * * *
SSR
Soviet Socialist Republic. Also, S.S.R. * * *
SSRI
SSRI (ĕs'ĕs-är-īʹ) n. A class of drugs, such as fluoxetine or sertraline, that inhibit the uptake of serotonin by neurons of the central nervous system and are primarily ...
SSS
Selective Service System. * * *
SSSI
➡ site of special scientific interest. * * *
SSSIs
➡ nature reserves * * *
SST
supersonic transport. * * *
Ssu
(as used in expressions) Ssu ch'uan Li Ssu hsün Li Ssu * * *
SSW
south-southwest. Also, S.S.W., s.s.w. * * *
ST
Real Estate. septic tank. * * * (as used in expressions) St. Mary Alexander Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander 1st Earl Amherst Jeffery Amherst 1st Baron Asquith Herbert ...
st
stere. * * * (as used in expressions) St. Mary Alexander Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander 1st Earl Amherst Jeffery Amherst 1st Baron Asquith Herbert Henry 1st earl of ...
St Abb’s Head
a high cliff in south-east Scotland which is well known for the large numbers of sea birds that gather and breed there. It is a National Nature Reserve. * * *
St Albans
a town in Hertfordshire, southern England, built near the old Roman town of Verulamium. Its cathedral (11th–14th centuries) is in honour of St Alban, a Roman soldier who was ...
St Andrew
➡ Andrew (II) * * *
St Andrews
a town in Fife, Scotland. It is named after St Andrew, whose bones are said to have been brought here in the 4th century, and it was an early centre of the Christian Church. Its ...
St Andrew’s Cross
the national flag of Scotland, consisting of an X-shaped white cross on a blue background. The cross also forms part of the British Union Jack flag. St Andrew is Scotland’s ...
St Andrew’s Day
30 November, the day celebrated as the national day of Scotland (although not a public holiday). St Andrew is Scotland’s national saint. * * *
St Augustine
➡ Augustine * * *
St Bartholomew’s Hospital
➡ Bart’s. * * *
St Brendan
➡ Brendan * * *
St Christopher and Nevis
➡ St Kitts-Nevis * * *
St Clement Danes
a church in central London, England, designed by Christopher Wren in 1682 at a place where a group of Danes are thought to have settled in the 9th century. It was partly ...
St Columba
➡ Columba * * *
St David
➡ David (II) * * *
St David’s
a very small town on the west coast of Wales. It is known as the home of St David, and its 12th-century cathedral is the largest in Wales. * * *
St David’s Day
1 March, the day celebrated as the national day of Wales (although not a public holiday). St David is the national saint of Wales. Many Welsh people wear a daffodil (= a yellow ...
St Dunstan’s
a charity providing training and accommodation for blind people who have served in the British or Commonwealth armed forces. It was started in 1915 by the newspaper owner Arthur ...
St Edmund
➡ Edmund * * *
St George
➡ George * * *
St George’s Cross
the national flag of England, consisting of an upright red cross on a white background. The cross also forms part of the British Union Jack flag. St George is England’s ...
St George’s Day
the saint’s day of St George, the patron saint of England, which is celebrated on 23rd April every year. Although it is the national day of England, it is not a holiday and ...
St Helena
a small island in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It is famous as the place where Napoleon was kept as a prisoner by the British from 1815 until his death in 1821. It was owned by ...
St Helens
a volcano in the Cascade Range of the US state of Washington. It exploded in 1980 for the first time in 120 years, killing about 60 people, and caused damage to the surrounding ...
St Ives
a town on the coast of Cornwall in south-west England. It is popular with tourists, and several well-known artists have lived there, including Bernard Leach (1887–1979), ...
St James’s Palace
a large, grand house built by King Henry VIII in 1552 at the edge of St James’s Park in London. It was the main London home of the king or queen from 1697 to 1837. See also ...
St James’s Park
a park in central London, England, in front of Buckingham Palace. It is the oldest of London’s royal parks, and contains a long lake with an island where birds can breed. * * *
St John Ambulance Brigade
a British charity. Its staff work without payment to provide medical care at public events, e.g. concerts or football matches. They also run medical centres and homes for sick ...
St Joseph of Arimathea
➡ Joseph of Arimathea * * *
St Kilda
a group of four islands off the west coast of Scotland, at the most western point in Britain. Nobody has lived there since 1930. Their high mountains and cliffs are the home of ...
St Kitts-Nevis
(also fml St Christopher and Nevis) a country consisting of two islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It was claimed by Britain in 1623, and the island of Anguilla was part of it ...
St Lawrence Seaway
a major water transport system for the US and Canada. It was built by the two countries and opened in 1959. It connects the St Lawrence River with Lake Ontario and then, with the ...
St Leger
a race held every September at Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, for horses that are three years old. It was first held in 1776. * * *
St Louis
a city on the Mississippi River in the US state of Missouri. It was established in 1764 by the French, who named it after King Louis IX. It was part of the Louisiana Purchase and ...
St Lucia
an island in the Caribbean Sea. It was claimed by Britain in 1814 and has been an independent member of the Commonwealth since 1979. Its capital town is Castries. ► St Lucian ...
St Lucian
➡ St Lucia * * *
St Martin-in-the-Fields
a church in central London, England, designed by James Gibbs and completed in 1726. The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields was originally based there, and performances by other ...
St Nick
➡ Santa Claus * * *
St Pancras
a large train station in central London, England, for trains to and from the Midlands. The main part of the station building was originally a hotel, designed in a Gothic style by ...
St Patrick
➡ Patrick * * *
St Patrick’s Cathedral
the largest Roman Catholic church in the US, on Fifth Avenue, New York. It was designed by James Renwick (1818–95) in a mixture of French and English Gothic styles, and ...
St Patrick’s Day
17 March, the day celebrated as the national day of Ireland. It is named after St Patrick, and is a public holiday in Northern Ireland. Many Irish people wear a shamrock on St ...
St Paul
the capital city of the US state of Minnesota. It is on the Mississippi River which separates it from Minneapolis, and the two are known as the ‘twin cities’. St Paul was ...
St Paul’s
➡ St Paul’s Cathedral * * *
St Paul’s Cathedral
(also St Paul’s) a large cathedral in London, England. It was designed in the late 17th century by Sir Christopher Wren (II) to replace a previous cathedral destroyed in the ...
St Swithin’s Day
the Christian church festival of St Swithin, held on 15 July. According to traditional belief in Britain, if it rains on this day it will continue to rain for 40 days ...
St Thomas Becket
➡ Becket * * *
St Thomas’s Hospital
a large teaching hospital in central London, England, established in the early 12th century and later named after St Thomas Becket. It moved to its present buildings opposite the ...
St Trinian’s
an imaginary public school(1) for girls in the humorous drawings of Ronald Searle. The girls are famous for their bad behaviour, and have appeared in several books and films, ...
St Valentine’s Day
(also Valentine’s Day) 14 February, the day on which lovers traditionally send one another greetings cards called Valentine cards or Valentines. The cards usually have designs ...
St Valentine’s Day Massacre
the murder of seven US criminals in Chicago on 14 February 1929. The men killed were members of ‘Bugs’ Moran’s ‘North Side gang’ and were shot by a group of Al ...
St Vincent and the Grenadines
a country consisting of a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. It was claimed by Britain in 1783 and became an independent member of the Commonwealth in 1979. Its capital town ...
St-Cloud
St-Cloud [sanklo͞o′] city in NC France: suburb of Paris: pop. 29,000 * * *
St-Denis
St-Denis [sand nē′] 1. city in NC France: suburb of Paris: pop. 90,000 2. capital of Réunion Island: pop. 207,000 * * *
St-Étienne
St-Étienne [san tā tyen′] city in SE France: pop. 198,000 * * *
St-Malo
St-Malo [san mȧ lō′] 1. seaport & resort town on an island in the Gulf of St-Malo, NW France: pop. 46,000 2. Gulf of inlet of the English Channel, on the N coast of Brittany, ...
St-Nazaire
St-Nazaire [san nə zer′] seaport in NW France, at the mouth of the Loire: pop. 65,000 * * *
St-Ouen
St-Ouen [san twän′] city in NC France, on the Seine: suburb of Paris: pop. 43,000 * * *
St-Pierre
St-Pierre [san pyer′] town in NW Martinique, West Indies, on the site of a city destroyed (1902) by eruption of Mount Pelée: pop. 5,000 * * *
St-Pierre and Miquelon
St-Pierre and Miquelon [san pē er′ən mik΄ə län′] group of islands in the Atlantic, south of Newfoundland, constituting a political unit of France: includes the islands ...
St-Tropez
St-Tropez [san trô pā′] commune and seaside resort in SE France, on the Mediterranean: pop. 5,000 * * *
St.
1. Saint. 2. statute; statutes. 3. Strait. 4. Street. * * *
st.
1. stanza. 2. state. 3. statute; statutes. 4. stet. 5. stitch. 6. stone (weight). 7. strait. 8. street. * * *
St. Albans
/awl"beuhnz/ 1. a city in W Hertfordshire, in SE England: Norman cathedral; battles of Wars of the Roses 1455, 1461. 123,500. 2. a city in W West Virginia, near Charleston. ...
St. Albert
a town in central Alberta, in W Canada, near Edmonton. 31,996. * * *
St. Andrew's cross
a cross composed of four diagonal arms of equal length; saltire. See illus. under cross. * * *
St. Andrew's-cross
/an"droohz kraws", -kros"/ a low evergreen shrub, Ascyrum hypericoides, native to temperate and subtropical America, having flowers in clusters of three: often cultivated. * * *
St. Andrews
/an"droohz/ a seaport in the Fife region, in E Scotland: resort; golf courses. 11,468. * * *
St. Ann
a city in E Missouri. 15,523. * * *
St. Anthony's cross.
See tau cross. [1880-85] * * *
St. Augustine
/aw"geuh steen'/ a seacoast city in NE Florida: founded by the Spanish 1565; oldest city in the U.S.; resort. 11,985. * * *
St. Augustine grass
a low, mat-forming grass, Stenotaphrum secundatum, of the southern U.S. and tropical America, that is cultivated as a lawn grass. Also called buffalo grass. [1930-35; after ST. ...
St. Bernard
/saynt' beuhr nahrd"/; for 1, 2 also Fr. /saonn berdd nannrdd"/ 1. Great, a mountain pass between SW Switzerland and NW Italy, in the Pennine Alps: Napoleon led his army through ...
St. Brieuc
/saonn brddee ue"/ a city in and the capital of the Côtes-du-Nord, in W France. 56,282. * * *
St. Catharines
/kath"euhr inz, kath"rinz/ a city in SE Ontario, in SE Canada. 123,351. * * *
St. Charles
1. a city in E Missouri, on the Missouri River. 37,379. 2. a town in NE Illinois. 17,492. * * *
St. Christopher
St. Christopher ST. KITTS * * *
St. Christopher-Nevis
/kris"teuh feuhr nee"vis, -nev"is/. See St. Kitts-Nevis. * * *
St. Christopher.
See St. Kitts. * * *
St. Clair
/saynt' klair"/; for 1 also /sing"klair, sin"-/ 1. Arthur, 1736-1818, American Revolutionary War general, born in Scotland: 1st governor of the Northwest Territory, 1787-1802. 2. ...
St. Clair Shores
a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit. 76,210. * * *
St. Cloud
/saynt' klowd"/ for 1; /saonn klooh"/ for 2. 1. a city in central Minnesota, on the Mississippi. 42,566. 2. a suburb of Paris in N France, on the Seine: former royal palace. ...
St. Crispin's Day
October 25: anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt (1415). * * *
St. Croix
/kroy/ 1. Also called Santa Cruz. a U.S. island in the N Lesser Antilles: the largest of the Virgin Islands. 51,570; 82 sq. mi. (212 sq. km). 2. a river flowing from NW Wisconsin ...
St. Cyr, Lili
▪ 2000 Willis Marie Van Schaak        American exotic dancer whose striptease routine featured a bubble bath; she parlayed the notoriety that resulted from her trial and ...
St. Cyr-l'École
/saonn seerdd lay kawl"/ a town in N France, W of Versailles: military academy. 17,795. * * *
St. Denis
/saynt' den"is/; for 2, 3 also Fr. /saonn deuh nee"/ 1. Ruth, 1880?-1968, U.S. dancer. 2. a suburb of Paris in N France: famous abbey, the burial place of many French kings. ...
St. Denis, Ruth
orig. Ruth Dennis born Jan. 20, 1877, Newark, N.J., U.S. died July 21, 1968, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. modern-dance innovator and teacher. She was a vaudeville performer before ...
St. Elias
St. Elias 1. St. Elias range of the Coast Ranges, in SW Yukon Territory & SE Alas.: highest peak, Mt. Logan 2. Mount mountain in this range, on the Canadian-Alaskan border: ...
St. Elias Mountains
a mountain range between SE Alaska and the SW Yukon territory. Highest peak, Mount Logan, 19,850 ft. (6050 m). * * *
St. Elias, Mount
a mountain on the boundary between Alaska and Canada, a peak of the St. Elias Mountains. 18,008 ft. (5490 m). * * *
St. Elmo's fire
/el"mohz/. See corona discharge. Also called St. Elmo's light, St. Ulmo's fire, St. Ulmo's light. [named after St. Elmo (d. A.D. 303), patron saint of sailors] * * *
St. Elsewhere
▪ American television program       American television medical drama widely acclaimed for its unflinching treatment of life-and-death issues, its naturalistic visual ...
St. Eustatius
/yooh stay"shee euhs, -sheuhs/ an island in the Netherlands Antilles, in the E West Indies. 1421; 7 sq. mi. (18 sq. km). Also called Statia. * * *
St. Ex.
Stock Exchange. * * *
St. Francis
a city in SE Wisconsin. 10,066. * * *
St. Francis Dam disaster
▪ United States history       catastrophic dam failure in California on March 12, 1928, that was one of the worst civil engineering failures in American history. The ...
St. Gallen
/gah"leuhn/ 1. a canton in NE Switzerland. 384,800; 777 sq. mi. (2010 sq. km). 2. a city in and the capital of this canton. 77,800. French, St. Gall /saonn gannl"/. German, Sankt ...
St. George
a town in SW Utah. 11,350. * * *
St. George's
/jawr"jiz/ a seaport on and the capital of Grenada, in the SW part. 6657. * * *
St. George's Channel
a channel between Wales and Ireland, connecting the Irish Sea and the Atlantic. 100 mi. (160 km) long; 50-90 mi. (81-145 km) wide. * * *
St. Gotthard
/saynt' got"euhrd/; Ger. /zahngkt' gawt"hahrddt/ 1. a mountain range in S Switzerland; a part of the Alps; highest peak, 10,490 ft. (3195 m). 2. a mountain pass over this range. ...
St. Helena
/heuh lee"neuh/ 1. a British island in the S Atlantic: Napoleon's place of exile 1815-21. 5147; 47 sq. mi (122 sq. km). 2. a British colony comprising this island, Ascension ...
St. Helens
/hel"euhnz/ 1. a city in Merseyside, in NW England, near Liverpool. 194,700. 2. Mount, an active volcano in SW Washington, part of the Cascade Range: seven major eruptions during ...
St. Helier
/saynt' hel"yeuhr/; Fr. /saonn te lyay"/ a seaport on the island of Jersey in the English Channel: resort. 28,135. * * *
St. James
a town on N Long Island, in SE New York. 12,122. * * *
St. James's Palace
/saynt' jaym"ziz, seuhnt/ a palace in London, England: the royal residence from the time of Henry VIII until the accession of Victoria. Also called St. James's. Cf. Court of St. ...
St. James-Assiniboia
/saynt' jaymz"euh sin'euh boy"euh/ a city in SE Manitoba, in S central Canada: suburb of Winnipeg. 71,431. * * *
St. Joe
Informal. St. Joseph, Missouri. * * *
St. John
/saynt' jon"/; for 1 also /sin"jeuhn/ 1. Henry, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke. See Bolingbroke, 1st Viscount. 2. an island of the Virgin Islands of the United States, in the E West ...
St. John Perse
St. John Perse [pʉrs] (pseud. of Alexis Saint-Léger Léger) 1887-1975; Fr. diplomat & poet * * *
St. John's
1. a seaport in and the capital of Newfoundland, on the SE part of the island. 86,576. 2. a seaport on and the capital of Antigua and Barbuda, in the E West Indies. 13,000. Also, ...
St. John's Day.
See Midsummer Day. * * *
St. John's Eve.
See Midsummer Eve. Also called St. John's Night. * * *
St. John's-bread
/jonz"bred'/ carob (def. 2). [1885-90] * * *
St. John, Sir Harold Bernard
▪ 2005       Barbadian politician (b. Aug. 16, 1931, Christ Church, Barbados—d. Feb. 29, 2004, Bridgetown, Barbados), served as prime minister of Barbados in 1985–86 ...
St. Johns
1. a river flowing N and E through NE Florida into the Atlantic. 276 mi. (444 km) long. 2. French, St.-Jean. a city in S Quebec, in E Canada. 35,640. * * *
St. Johns, Adela Rogers
▪ American journalist and writer née  Adela Nora Rogers  born May 20, 1894, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S. died Aug. 10, 1988, Arroyo Grande, Calif.       American ...
St. Joseph
a city in NW Missouri, on the Missouri River. 76,691. * * *
St. Kitts
/kits/ one of the Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies: part of St. Kitts-Nevis; formerly a British colony. 68 sq. mi. (176 sq. km). Also called St. Christopher. Cf. St. ...
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Kitts and Nevis country in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies, consisting of two islands (St. Kitts & Nevis): formerly a British colony, it became an independent state ...
St. Kitts-Nevis
/kits"nee"vis, -nev"is/ a twin-island state in the Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies, consisting of the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis: formerly a British colony and member ...
St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla
/kits"nee"vis ang gwil"euh, -nev"is/ a former British colony (1967-71) in the Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies: comprising St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, and adjacent small ...
St. Laurent
/saonn law rddahonn"/ 1. Louis Stephen /lwee ste fen"/, 1882-1973, prime minister of Canada 1948-57. 2. Yves (Mathieu) /eev mann tyue"/, born 1936, French fashion designer. 3. a ...
St. Lawrence
1. a river in SE Canada, flowing NE from Lake Ontario, forming part of the boundary between New York and Ontario, and emptying into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. 760 mi. (1225 km) ...
St. Lawrence Seaway
a series of channels, locks, and canals between Montreal and the mouth of Lake Ontario, a distance of 182 miles (293 km), enabling most deep-draft vessels to travel from the ...
St. Leger
▪ Table The St. ...
St. Lô
/saonn loh"/ a city in and the capital of Manche, in NW France: World War II battle June-July 1944. 25,037. * * *
St. Louis
/saynt' looh"is/ a port in E Missouri, on the Mississippi. 453,085. * * *
St. Louis Park
a city in E Minnesota, near Minneapolis. 42,931. * * *
St. Lucia
—St. Lucian. /looh"sheuh, -see euh/ 1. one of the Windward Islands, in the E West Indies. 2. an independent country comprising this island: a former British colony; gained ...
St. Lucia's Day
▪ holiday       festival of lights celebrated in Sweden, Norway, and the Swedish-speaking areas of Finland on December 13 in honour of St. Lucia (Lucy, Saint). One of ...
St. Lucie cherry
/looh"see/ mahaleb. * * *
St. Malo
/saonn mann loh"/ 1. a fortified seaport in NW France, on the Gulf of St. Malo: resort; surrendered by German forces August 1944. 46,270. 2. Gulf of, an arm of the English ...
St. Martin
/saynt' mahr"tn, -tin/; Fr. /saonn mannrdd taonn"/ an island in the N Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies, divided in two parts: the N section is a dependency of Guadeloupe. ...
St. Marylebone
St. Marylebone [mer′i lə bōn′] former metropolitan borough of London: since 1965, part of Westminster * * *
St. Marys
/mair"eez/ a river in the north-central U.S. and S Canada, forming the boundary between NE Michigan and Ontario, flowing SE from Lake Superior into Lake Huron. 63 mi. (101 km) ...
St. Marys Falls Canals
St. Marys Falls Canals three ship canals (two U.S., one Canadian) bypassing a rapids of the St. Marys River at Sault Ste. Marie * * *
St. Matthews
a town in N Kentucky. 13,354. * * *
St. Moritz
/moh rits", maw-, meuh-; mawr"its, mohr"-/ a resort town in SE Switzerland: a popular center for winter sports. 5699; 6037 ft. (1840 m) high. German, Sankt Moritz. * * *
St. Nazaire
/saonn nann zannrdd"/ a seaport in W France, on the Loire estuary. 69,769. * * *
St. Paul
a port in and the capital of Minnesota, in the SE part, on the Mississippi. 270,230. * * *
St. Paul's
a cathedral in London, England: designed by Sir Christopher Wren. * * *
St. Peter's
a basilica in Vatican City: dome designed by Michelangelo. * * *
St. Peter's Square
a square surrounded by colonnades, forming a boundary of and an entrance to Vatican City, leading to St. Peter's: designed by Giovanni Bernini and built during the 17th ...
St. Peters
a town in E central Missouri. 15,700. * * *
St. Petersburg
1. Formerly, Leningrad (1924-91); Petrograd (1914-24). a seaport in NW Russian Federation in Europe, in the Gulf of Finland, off the Baltic Sea: founded 1703 by Peter the Great; ...
St. Pierre
/saynt' pyair"/; Fr. /saonn pyerdd"/ 1. a city on Réunion Island, in the Indian Ocean. 45,000. 2. a former city on Martinique, in the French West Indies: destroyed 1902, with ...
St. Pierre and Miquelon
/mik'euh lon"/; Fr. /meek lawonn"/ two small groups of islands off the S coast of Newfoundland: an overseas territory of France; important base for fishing. 5232; 93 sq. mi. (240 ...
St. Quentin
/saynt' kwen"tn/; Fr. /saonn kahonn taonn"/ a city in N France, on the Somme: retaken from the Germans 1918. 69,153. * * *
St. Stephen's Day
▪ holiday also called  Boxing Day ,  Wren Day , or  Constitution Day   one of two holidays widely observed in honour of two Christian saints. In many countries December ...
St. Swithin's Day
/swidh"euhnz/ July 15, superstitiously regarded as a day that, should it rain or be fair, will be followed by 40 consecutive days of like weather. * * *
St. Thomas
1. an island in the Virgin Islands of the U.S., in the E West Indies. 47,260; 32 sq. mi. (83 sq. km). 2. a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada. 28,165. 3. former name of Charlotte ...
St. Ulmo's fire
/ul"mohz/. See St. Elmo's fire. Also called St. Ulmo's light. * * *
St. Vincent
1. an island in the S Windward Islands, in the SE West Indies: part of the state of St. Vincent and the Grenadines; a member of the former West Indies Associated States. 133 sq. ...
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
an island state in the S Windward Islands, in the SE West Indies comprising St. Vincent island and the N Grenadines: gained independence 1979. 119,092; 150 sq. mi. (389 sq. km). ...
St. Vitus's dance
/vuy"teuh siz/, Pathol. chorea (def. 2). Also, St. Vitus dance /vuy"teuhs/, St. Vitus' dance /vuy"teuhs, -teuh siz/, Saint Vitus's dance. [1955-60; named after St. Vitus (3rd ...
St.-Bruno-de-Montarville
/saynt'brooh"noh deuh mon"teuhr vil'/; Fr. /saonn brddyuu noh deuh mawonn tannrdd veel"/, n. a town in S Quebec, in E Canada, near Montreal. 22,880. * * *
St.-Émilion
/saynt'euh mee"lee euhn, -euh meel"yeuhn/; Fr. /saonn tay mee lyawonn"/, n. a dry claret wine from the parish of St.-Émilion in the Bordeaux region of France. * * *
St.-Étienne
/saonn tay tyen"/, n. a city in and the capital of Loire, in SE France. 221,775. * * *
St.-Eustache
Fr. /saonn tues tannsh"/, n. a town in S Quebec, in E Canada. 29,716. * * *
St.-Germain
/saonn zherdd maonn"/, n. St.-Germain-en-Laye. * * *
St.-Germain-des-Prés
/saonn zherdd maonn day prdday"/, n. an area in Paris, on the Left Bank. * * *
St.-Germain-en-Laye
/saonn zherdd ma nahonn lay"/, n. a city in N France, near Paris: royal château and forest; treaties 1570, 1632, 1679, 1919. 40,471. Also called St.-Germain. * * *
St.-Jean
/saonn zhahonn"/, n. French name of St. Johns. * * *
St.-Jérôme
/saynt'jeuh rohm"/; Fr. /saonn zhay rddohm"/, n. a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, NW of Montreal. 25,123. * * *
St.-John Perse
/sin"jeuhn perrs"/, (Alexis Saint-Léger Léger) 1887-1975, French diplomat and poet: Nobel prize for literature 1960. * * *
St.-John's-wort
/saynt'jonz"werrt', -wawrt'/, n. any of various plants or shrubs of the genus Hypericum, having yellow flowers and transparently dotted leaves. [1745-55; so named because ...
St.-Lambert
/saynt'lam"beuhrt/; Fr. /saonn lahonn berdd"/, n. a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, across from Montreal, on the St. Lawrence. 20,557. * * *
St.-Léonard
/saynt'len"euhrd/; Fr. /saonn lay aw nannrdd"/, n. a city in S Quebec, in E Canada: suburb of Montreal. 79,429. * * *
St.-Mihiel
/saonn mee yel"/, n. a town in NE France, on the Meuse River, NW of Nancy: captured by American forces 1918. 5382. * * *
St.-Ouen
/saonn twahonn"/, n. a suburb of Paris in N France. 43,695. * * *
Sta
Sta abbrev. 1. Santa 2. Station * * *
stā-
To stand; with derivatives meaning “place or thing that is standing.” Oldest form *steə₂-, colored to *staə₂-, contracted to *stā-. Derivatives include steed, stud2, ...
Sta.
1. Santa. 2. Station. * * *
sta.
1. station. 2. stationary. * * *
Staatliche Antikensammlungen
▪ museum, Munich, Germany English  State Collection of Antiques        Bavarian museum of antiquities in Munich, noted for its collection of Greek, Roman, and ...
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
▪ museum, Dresden, Germany English  Dresden State Art Collections        art museum in Dresden, Ger., that includes collections of painting, sculpture, graphic and ...
Staatsgalerie
▪ museum, Stuttgart, Germany English  State Gallery   art museum in Stuttgart, Ger., known for its collections of European art—especially German Renaissance paintings ...
stab
/stab/, v., stabbed, stabbing, n. v.t. 1. to pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon: She stabbed a piece of chicken with her fork. 2. to thrust, plunge, or jab (a ...
stab.
1. stabilization. 2. stabilizer. 3. stable. * * *
Stabat Mater
/stah"baht mah"ter, stay"bat may"teuhr/ 1. (italics) a Latin hymn, composed in the 13th century, commemorating the sorrows of the Virgin Mary at the Cross. 2. a musical setting ...
StabatMater
Sta·bat Ma·ter (stä'bät mäʹtər, stăb'ăt māʹtər) n. 1. A medieval Latin hymn on the sorrows of the Virgin Mary at the Crucifixion. 2. A musical setting for this ...
stabber
See stab. * * *
stabbing
—stabbingly, adv. /stab"ing/, adj. 1. penetrating; piercing: a stabbing pain. 2. emotionally wounding: a stabbing remark. 3. incisive or trenchant: a stabbing, satirical ...
Stabiae
▪ ancient city, Italy ancient town of Campania, Italy, on the coast at the eastern end of the Bay of Naples (Naples, Bay of). It was destroyed by the eruption of Mount ...
stabile
adj. /stay"bil, -beuhl/ or, esp. Brit., /-buyl/; n. /stay"beel/ or, esp. Brit., /-buyl/, adj. 1. fixed in position; stable. 2. Med. resistant to physical or chemical ...
stabilimeter
/stay'beuh lim"i ter, stab'euh-/, n. stabilograph. [1905-10; < L stabil(is) STABILE + -I- + -METER] * * *
stability
/steuh bil"i tee/, n., pl. stabilities. 1. the state or quality of being stable. 2. firmness in position. 3. continuance without change; permanence. 4. Chem. resistance or the ...
stabilization
/stay'beuh li zay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of stabilizing or the state of being stabilized. 2. Also called stabilization process. Photog. a process for making temporary ...
stabilization fund
a monetary reserve established by a country to provide funds for maintaining the official exchange rates of its currency by equalizing the buying and selling of foreign exchange. ...
stabilization print
Photog. a print made by the stabilization process. * * *
stabilize
/stay"beuh luyz'/, v., stabilized, stabilizing. v.t. 1. to make or hold stable, firm, or steadfast. 2. to maintain at a given or unfluctuating level or quantity: The government ...
stabilizer
/stay"beuh luy'zeuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that stabilizes. 2. Aeron. a device for stabilizing an aircraft, as the fixed, horizontal tail surface on an airplane. Cf. ...
stabilizer bar
a horizontal metal bar linking the two front suspension systems of an automobile, used to reduce swaying or rolling. Also called antiroll bar, antisway bar, sway bar. [1930-35] * ...


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