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Seeger, Pete
▪ American singer byname of  Peter Seeger   born May 3, 1919, New York City    singer who sustained the folk music tradition and who was the principal inspiration for ...
Seeger, Pete(r)
born May 3, 1919, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. folk singer and songwriter. He was the son of the pioneering ethnomusicologist Charles Seeger (1886–1979) and stepson of the ...
Seeger,Peter
See·ger (sēʹgər), Peter. Known as “Pete.” Born 1919. American folk singer who was largely responsible for the revival of American folk music in the 1950s and 1960s. His ...
seeing
/see"ing/, conj. 1. in view of the fact that; considering; inasmuch as. n. 2. the act of a person who sees. 3. the sense of sight. [1495-1505; SEE1 + -ING2] * * * ▪ ...
Seeing Eye dog
a dog that has been specially trained to lead or guide a blind person in walking about. [named after the Seeing Eye organization in Morristown, New Jersey] * * *
seeing glass
Brit. Dial. a looking glass; mirror. [1555-65] * * *
SeeingEye
See·ing Eye (sēʹĭng) A trademark used for a dog trained to lead a blind or visually impaired person. * * *
seek
/seek/, v., sought, seeking. v.t. 1. to go in search or quest of: to seek the truth. 2. to try to find or discover by searching or questioning: to seek the solution to a ...
seeker
/see"keuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that seeks. 2. Rocketry. a. a device in a missile that locates a target by sensing some characteristic of the target, as heat emission. b. a ...
seekerchurch
seeker church n. See megachurch. * * *
Seekonk
/see"kongk/, n. a city in SE Massachusetts. 12,269. * * *
Seekonk River
▪ river, United States       navigable stream about 5 miles (8 km) long formed by the widened Blackstone River at Pawtucket, R.I., U.S. The Seekonk joins the ...
seektime
seek time n. The amount of time that a disk drive's head takes to move to a specific location on a disk. * * *
seel
/seel/, v.t. 1. Falconry. to sew shut (the eyes of a falcon) during parts of its training. 2. Archaic. a. to close (the eyes). b. to blind. [1490-1500; < MF siller, ciller, ...
Seeland
/see"leuhnd/, n. Zealand. * * *
seely
—seelily, adv. /see"lee/, adj. Archaic. 1. insignificant or feeble; poor. 2. happy; auspicious. 3. good; pious; blessed. 4. foolish; simple-minded. [bef. 1000; ME sely, OE ...
seem
/seem/, v.i. 1. to appear to be, feel, do, etc.: She seems better this morning. 2. to appear to one's own senses, mind, observation, judgment, etc.: It seems to me that someone ...
seemer
/see"meuhr/, n. a person who constantly pretends. [1595-1605; SEEM + -ER1] * * *
seeming
—seemingly, adv. —seemingness, n. /see"ming/, adj. 1. apparent; appearing, whether truly or falsely, to be as specified: a seeming advantage. n. 2. appearance, esp. outward ...
seemingly
See seeming. * * *
seemingness
See seemingly. * * *
seemliness
See seemly. * * *
seemly
—seemliness, n. /seem"lee/, adj., seemlier, seemliest, adv. adj. 1. fitting or becoming with respect to propriety or good taste; decent; decorous: Your outburst of rage was ...
seen
/seen/, v. pp. of see1. * * *
seep
/seep/, v.i. 1. to pass, flow, or ooze gradually through a porous substance: Water seeps through cracks in the wall. 2. (of ideas, methods, etc.) to enter or be introduced at a ...
seepage
/see"pij/, n. 1. the act or process of seeping; leakage. 2. something that seeps or leaks out. 3. a quantity that has seeped out. [1815-25; SEEP + -AGE] * * * ▪ ...
seepage pit
a pit that is lined with a porous, mortarless masonry wall in which effluent from a septic tank is collected for gradual seepage into the ground, sometimes used as a substitute ...
seepy
/see"pee/, adj., seepier, seepiest. (esp. of ground, a plot of land, or the like) soaked or oozing with water; not drained. [1855-60, Amer.; SEEP + -Y1] * * *
seer
seer1 /see"euhr/ for 1; /sear/ for 2-4, n. 1. a person who sees; observer. 2. a person who prophesies future events; prophet: Industry seers predicted higher profits. 3. a person ...
seeress
/sear"is/, n. a woman who prophesies future events. [1835-45; SEER1 + -ESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
Seers, Eugène
▪ French-Canadian poet pseudonym  Louis Dantin   born 1865, Beauharnois, Que. [Canada] died Jan. 17, 1945, Boston, Mass., U.S.       French Canadian poet and critic ...
seersucker
/sear"suk'euhr/, n. a plainwoven cotton, rayon, or linen fabric: traditionally a striped cotton with alternate stripes crinkled in the weaving. [1715-25; < Hindi sirsakar < Pers ...
seesaw
/see"saw'/, n. 1. a recreation in which two children alternately ride up and down while seated at opposite ends of a plank balanced at the middle. 2. a plank or apparatus for ...
seethe
—seethingly, adv. /seedh/, v., seethed or (Obs.) sod; seethed or (Obs.) sodden or sod; seething; n. v.i. 1. to surge or foam as if boiling. 2. to be in a state of agitation or ...
Sefer
(as used in expressions) Sefer ha bahir Sefer ha zohar Sefer Torah * * *
Sefer ha-bahir
(Hebrew; "Book of Brightness") Hebrew commentary on the Old Testament that had a major influence on the development of the Kabbala. It also influenced the symbology of Judaism ...
Sefer ha-temuna
▪ Hebrew work       (Hebrew: “Book of the Image”), anonymous work in Hebrew that imbues the letters of the Hebrew alphabet with a mystical significance and claims ...
Sefer ha-zohar
(Hebrew; "Book of Splendour") Classical text central to Kabbala that has influenced all mystical movements within Judaism. Many Kabbalists invest it with a sanctity normally ...
Sefer Ḥasidim
▪ Hebrew religious work also spelled  Sepher Ḥasidim        (Hebrew: “Book of the Pious”), a highly valuable account of the day-to-day religious life of ...
Sefer Torah
Seph. /se"ferdd taw rddah"/; Ashk. /say"feuhrdd toh"rddeuh, toy"rddeuh/; Eng. /say"feuhr tohr"euh, tawr"euh/, pl. Sifrei Torah Seph. /see frdday" taw rddah"/; Ashk. /si"frdday ...
Sefer Yetzira
▪ Hebrew literature       (Hebrew: “Book of Creation”), oldest known Hebrew text on white magic and cosmology; it contends that the cosmos derived from the 22 ...
Seferiades
/se fe'rddee ah"dhees/, n. Giorgos Stylianou /yawrdd"gaws stee'lyah nooh"/, (Giorgos Seferis), 1900-71, Greek poet and diplomat: Nobel prize for literature 1963. * * *
Seferiades,Giorgos Stylianou
Se·fe·ri·a·des (sĕ-fĕ'rē- äʹthēs), Giorgos Stylianou. Pen name George Seferis. 1900-1971. Greek poet and diplomat whose poetic works are imbued with references to ...
Seferis
Seferis [sə fer′əs] George (pseud. of Georgios Stylianou Sepheriades) 1900-71; Gr. poet, critic, & diplomat * * *
Seferis, George
orig. Giōrgios Stylianou Seferiadēs or Yeoryios Stilianou Sepheriades born March 13, 1900, Smyrna, Anatolia, Ottoman Empire died Sept. 20, 1971, Athens, Greece Greek poet, ...
sefira
▪ Judaism also spelled  Sephira (Hebrew: “number”),  plural  Sefirot, or Sephiroth,         in the speculations of esoteric Jewish mysticism (Kabbala), any of ...
Sefrioui, Ahmed
▪ Moroccan writer born 1915, Fès, Mor. died Feb. 24?, 2004, Rabat       Moroccan novelist and short-story writer whose works record the everyday lives of the common ...
Sefton
▪ metropolitan borough, England, United Kingdom       metropolitan borough, metropolitan county of Merseyside, historic county of Lancashire, England, extending along ...
seg
seg [seg] n. Slang SEGREGATIONIST * * *
Sega Corporation
▪ Japanese company       software and hardware company created in the United States—but now based in Japan—that developed computers and electronic game technology. ...
Segal
/see"geuhl/, n. George, born 1924, U.S. sculptor. * * *
Segal, George
born Nov. 26, 1924, New York, N.Y., U.S. died June 9, 2000, South Brunswick, N.J. U.S. sculptor. Segal began his artistic career as an abstract painter. In 1958 he started ...
Segal,George
Se·gal (sēʹgəl), George. Born 1924. American sculptor known for his realistic plaster casts of people in ordinary situations. * * *
Segamat
▪ Malaysia       town, south-central West Malaysia (Malaya). It lies along the Segamat River and the Kuala Lumpur–Singapore railway. Surrounded by oil-palm and rubber ...
Segantini, Giovanni
▪ Italian painter born Jan. 15, 1858, Arco, Tyrol, Austrian Empire [now in Italy] died Sept. 28, 1899, near Pontresina, Switz.       Italian painter known for his ...
segar
/si gahr"/, n. cigar. * * *
Segar
/see"gahr/, n. Elzie (Crisler) /el"zee kruys"leuhr/, 1894-1938, U.S. comic-strip artist: creator of "Popeye." * * *
Segar, Elzie
▪ American cartoonist born Dec. 8, 1894, Chester, Ill., U.S. died Oct. 13, 1938, Santa Monica, Calif.       American cartoonist and creator of “Popeye,” a comic ...
Seger cone
/zay"geuhr, say"-/ a pyrometric cone composed of clay and salt. [1890-95; named after Hermann A. Seger (d. 1893), German ceramist] * * *
Seger, Bob
▪ American singer, songwriter, and guitarist byname of  Robert Clark Seger  born May 6, 1945, Dearborn, Mich., U.S.       American singer, songwriter, and guitarist ...
Segesta
Se·ges·ta (sĭ-jĕsʹtə, sĕ-jĕsʹtä) An ancient city of northwest Sicily near modern-day Alcamo. Traditionally a Trojan colony, it was a Carthaginian dependency after c. ...
seggar
/seg"euhr/, n., v.t. sagger. * * *
segh-
To hold. Oldest form *seg̑h-, becoming *segh- in centum languages. Derivatives include hectic, eunuch, scheme, and scholar. 1. Suffixed form *segh-es-. Siegfried, from Old High ...
Seghers
/zay"geuhrdds/, n. Anna /ah"nah/, (Netty Radvanyi), born 1900, German novelist. * * *
Seghers, Charles Jean
▪ North American bishop born Dec. 26, 1839, Ghent, Belg. died Nov. 28, 1886, Alaska, U.S.       Roman Catholic missionary whose work in northwestern North America ...
Seghers, Hercules Pietersz
▪ Dutch artist Seghers also spelled  Segers, Seegers, or Zegers, Hercules  also spelled  Herkules  born c. 1590, , Haarlem?, Neth. died c. 1638, , ...
segment
—segmentary /seg"meuhn ter'ee/, adj. —segmentate, adj. n. /seg"meuhnt/; v. /seg"ment, seg ment"/, n. 1. one of the parts into which something naturally separates or is ...
segmental
—segmentally, adv. /seg men"tl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by segments or segmentation. 2. Ling. noting or pertaining to the discrete elements of sequential ...
segmental phonemes
segmental phonemes n. phonemes consisting of sound segments; hence, the vowel, consonant, and semivowel sounds of a language: cf. SUPRASEGMENTAL PHONEMES * * *
segmentalarch
segmental arch n. An arch in which the curve is a less than semicircular segment of a circle. * * *
segmentalize
—segmentalization, n. /seg men"tl uyz'/, v.t., segmentalized, segmentalizing. to make segmentalized. Also, esp. Brit., segmentalise. [SEGMENTAL + -IZE] * * *
segmentalized
/seg men"tl uyzd'/, adj. separated into parts, sections, elements, classes, etc.; compartmentalized: a segmentalized society. [SEGMENTALIZE + -ED2] * * *
segmentally
See segmental. * * *
segmentary
See segment. * * *
segmentation
/seg'meuhn tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. division into segments. 2. Biol. a. the subdivision of an organism or of an organ into more or less equivalent parts. b. cell division. [1850-55; ...
segmentation cavity
Embryol. blastocoele. [1885-90] * * *
segmentationcavity
segmentation cavity n. See blastocoel. * * *
segmented
seg·ment·ed (sĕgʹmĕn'tĭd, sĕg-mĕnʹ-) adj. Divided into or made up of distinct segments. * * *
segmentize
/seg"meuhn tuyz'/, v.t., segmentized, segmentizing. to segmentalize. Also, esp. Brit., segmentise. [SEGMENT + -IZE] * * *
Segner, Johann Andreas von
▪ Hungarian physicist and mathematician also called  János-andrás Segner   born Oct. 9, 1704, Pressburg, Hung. [now Bratislava, Slovakia] died Oct. 5, 1777, Halle, Prussia ...
Segni
/se"nyee/, n. Antonio /ahn taw"nyaw/, 1891-1972, Italian teacher, lawyer, and statesman: president 1962-64. * * *
Segni, Antonio
▪ president of Italy born Feb. 2, 1891, Sassari, Sardinia died Dec. 1, 1972, Rome       Italian statesman, twice premier (1955–57, 1959–60), and fourth president ...
segno
/sayn"yoh, sen"yoh/; It. /se"nyaw/, n., pl. segni /sayn"yee, sen"yee/; It. /se"nyee/. Music. 1. a sign. 2. a sign or mark at the beginning or end of a section to be ...
sego
/see"goh/, n., pl. segos. See sego lily. [1850-55, Amer.; < Southern Paiute sigoo] * * *
sego lily
1. a plant, Calochortus nuttallii, of the lily family, native to the western U.S., having showy, bell-shaped flowers: the state flower of Utah. 2. its edible root. [1910-15, ...
segolily
sego lily n. A western North American plant (Calochortus nuttallii) having showy, variously colored flowers. * * *
segoni-kun
Highly sculptural mask of the Tyiwara society of the western African Bambara tribe. Derived from the antelope's form and emphasizing its head, neck, and horns, the masks were ...
Segor
/see"geuhr/, n. Douay Bible. Zoar. * * *
Ségou
▪ Mali       town, south-central Mali, western Africa. It extends for more than 4 miles (6 km) along the right bank of the Niger River. A historic town, it was the ...
Segovia
/seuh goh"vee euh/; Sp. /se gaw"vyah/, n. 1. Andrés /ahn drddes"/, 1893-87, Spanish guitarist. 2. a city in central Spain: well-preserved Roman aqueduct. 41,880. 3. Coco. * * ...
Segovia aqueduct
▪ aqueduct, Segovia, Spain byname  El Puente (Spanish: “The Bridge”)    water-conveyance structure built under the Roman emperor Trajan (reigned AD 98–117) and ...
Segovia, Andrés
Segovia, Andrés. 1893?-1987. Spanish guitarist who spurred interest in the guitar as an instrument for classical music through his arrangements of the works of Bach, Handel, and ...
Segrave, Sir Henry
▪ British race–car driver born Sept. 22, 1896, Baltimore, Md., U.S. died June 13, 1930, Lake Windermere, Westmorland, Eng.       American-born English automobile and ...
Segrè
/seuh gray"/; It. /se grdde"/, n. Emilio /euh mee"lee oh', euh meel"yoh/; It. /e mee"lyaw/, born 1905, U.S. physicist, born in Italy: Nobel prize 1959. * * *
Segrè, Emilio
▪ Italian-American physicist in full  Emilio Gino Segrè  born Feb. 1, 1905, Tivoli, Italy died April 22, 1989, Lafayette, Calif., U.S.  Italian-born American physicist who ...
Segrè, Emilio (Gino)
born Feb. 1, 1905, Tivoli, Italy died April 22, 1989, Lafayette, Calif., U.S. Italian-born U.S. physicist. He worked under Enrico Fermi before becoming director of the physics ...
segreant
/seg"ree euhnt/, adj. Heraldry. (of a griffin) rampant. [1540-50; earlier sergreant; of uncert. orig.] * * *
segregable
seg·re·ga·ble (sĕgʹrĭ-gə-bəl) adj. 1. That can be segregated: segregable items in a budget. 2. Genetics. Able to undergo segregation: segregable characters. * * *
segregant
seg·re·gant (sĕgʹrĭ-gənt) Genetics adj. Differing from either parent as a result of segregation: a segregant genotype. n. A segregant type or organism. Also called ...
segregate
—segregable /seg"ri geuh beuhl/, adj. —segregative, adj. v. /seg"ri gayt'/; n. /seg"ri git, -gayt'/, v., segregated, segregating, n. v.t. 1. to separate or set apart from ...
segregated
—segregatedly, adv. —segregatedness, n. /seg"ri gay'tid/, adj. 1. characterized by or practicing racial segregation: a segregated school system. 2. restricted to one group, ...
segregation
—segregational, adj. /seg'ri gay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or practice of segregating. 2. the state or condition of being segregated: the segregation of private clubs. 3. ...
segregation, racial
Practice of restricting people to certain circumscribed areas of residence or to separate institutions and facilities on the basis of race or alleged race. Racial segregation ...
segregationist
/seg'ri gay"sheuh nist/, n. one who favors, encourages, or practices segregation, esp. racial segregation. [1910-15; SEGREGATION + -IST] * * *
segregative
See segregate. * * *
segregator
/seg"ri gay'teuhr/, n. Med. an instrument for collecting the urine excreted by one kidney only. [1900-05; SEGREGATE + -OR2] * * *
segue
/say"gway, seg"way/, v., segued, segueing, n. v.i. 1. to continue at once with the next musical section or composition (often used as a musical direction). 2. to perform in the ...
seguidilla
/say'geuh deel"yeuh, -dee"yeuh, seg'euh-/; Sp. /se'gee dhee"lyah/, n., pl. seguidillas /-deel"yeuhz, -dee"yeuhz/; Sp. /-dhee"lyahs/. 1. Pros. a stanza of four to seven lines with ...
Séguier, Pierre
▪ chancellor of France born May 28, 1588, Paris died Jan. 28, 1672, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Fr.  chancellor of France under kings Louis XIII and Louis XIV, in the critical ...
Seguin
/si geen"/, n. a city in SE Texas. 17,854. * * *
Séguin, Edouard
▪ American psychiatrist born January 20, 1812, Clamecy, France died October 28, 1880, New York, New York, U.S.       French-born American psychiatrist who pioneered ...
Séguin, Marc, The Elder
▪ French engineer French  Marc Séguin, Aîné   born April 20, 1786, Annonay, Fr. died Feb. 24, 1875, Annonay       French engineer and inventor of the wire-cable ...
Segundo, Compay
▪ 2004 Máximo Francisco Repilado Muñoz        Cuban musician (b. Nov. 18, 1907, Siboney, Cuba—d. July 13, 2003, Havana, Cuba), attained worldwide fame as the lusty ...
Segura
/si goor"euh/; Sp. /se gooh"rddah/, n. Francisco /frddahn sees"kaw/, ("Pancho"), born 1921, Ecuadorian tennis player. * * *
Segura River
▪ river, Spain Spanish  Río Segura        river in southeastern Spain. It rises in the Segura Mountains in Jaén province and flows east through the driest region ...
Sehested, Hannibal
▪ Danish statesman born 1609, Ösel, Swedish Estonia [now Saaremaa, Estonia] died Sept. 23, 1666, Paris  statesman who achieved partial autonomy for Norway under Denmark and ...
Sehna knot
/sen"euh/ a hand-tied knot, used in rug weaving, in which the ends of yarn looped around a warp thread appear at each of the interstices between adjacent threads and produce a ...
Sehore
▪ India also spelled  Sihor        town, western Madhya Pradesh state, central India. It is located near the confluence of the Siwan and Latia rivers, about 20 ...
sei
/say/, n. See sei whale. * * *
sei (whale)
sei (whale) or sei [sā] n. 〚Norw seihval < sei, coalfish + hval, whale: from its arrival at fishing grounds with the coalfish〛 a rorqual (Balaenoptera borealis) with a ...
Sei Shōnagon
▪ Japanese writer born c. 966, Japan died c. 1025, Japan       diarist and poet, a witty, learned lady of the court, whose Pillow Book (Makura no sōshi), apart from ...
sei whale
/say/ a rorqual, Balaenoptera borealis, inhabiting all seas: now greatly reduced in number. [1915-20; < Norw seihval, equiv. to sei (ON seithr) coalfish + hval WHALE1] * * * or ...
Seibert, Florence
▪ American scientist in full  Florence Barbara Seibert  born Oct. 6, 1897, Easton, Pa., U.S. died Aug. 23, 1991, St. Petersburg, Fla.       American scientist, best ...
seicento
/say chen"toh/; It. /se chen"taw/, n. (often cap.) the 17th century, with reference to the Italian art or literature of that period. [1900-05; < It: short for mille seicento ...
seiche
/saysh/, n. an occasional and sudden oscillation of the water of a lake, bay, estuary, etc., producing fluctuations in the water level and caused by wind, earthquakes, changes in ...
seidel
/suyd"l, zuyd"l/, n. a large beer mug with a capacity of one liter (1.1 quarts) and often having a hinged lid. [1905-10; < G; MHG sidel < L situla bucket] * * *
Seidler, Harry
▪ 2007       Austrian-born Australian architect (b. June 25, 1923, Vienna, Austria—March 9, 2006, Killara, N.S.W., Australia), brought modernism to Australian ...
Seidlitz powders
/sed"lits/ a mild laxative consisting of tartaric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and Rochelle salt, which are dissolved separately, mixed, and drunk after effervescence. [1805-15; ...
seif
/sayf, suyf/, n. a long narrow sand dune parallel to the prevailing wind direction. [ < Ar sayf sword] * * * ▪ sand dune       a long, narrow sand dune or chain of ...
seifdune
seif dune (sāf, sīf) n. A sharp-crested longitudinal sand dune common to the Sahara and ranging up to 300 m (900 ft) in height and 300 km (200 mi) in length.   [Arabic sayf, ...
Seifert
/suy"feuhrddt/, n. Jaroslav /yah"rddaw slahf/, born 1901, Czech poet: Nobel prize 1984. * * *
Seifert, Jaroslav
born Sept. 23, 1901, Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary died Jan. 10, 1986, Prague, Czech. Czech poet. He made a living as a journalist until 1950. Though his early works reflect ...
Seifert,Jaroslav
Sei·fert (sīʹfərt), Jaroslav. 1901-1986. Czech poet whose work often concerns political repression. He won the 1984 Nobel Prize for literature. * * *
seigneur
—seigneurial /seen yerr"ee euhl, sayn-/, adj. /seen yerr", sayn-/; Fr. /se nyuerdd"/, n., pl. seigneurs /seen yerrz", sayn-/; Fr. /se nyuerdd"/. (sometimes cap.) 1. a lord, ...
seigneur, droit du
▪ feudal law       (French: “right of the lord”), a feudal right said to have existed in medieval Europe giving the lord to whom it belonged the right to sleep the ...
seigneurial
See seigneur. * * *
seigneury
/seen"yeuh ree, sayn"-/, n. 1. the domain of a seigneur. 2. (in French Canada) land originally held by grant from the king of France. [1675-85; < F seigneurie; see SEIGNEUR, ...
seignior
/seen"yeuhr/, n. (sometimes cap.) a lord, esp. a feudal lord; ruler. [1300-50; ME segnour < AF; see SEIGNEUR] * * *
seigniorage
/seen"yeuhr ij/, n. 1. something claimed by a sovereign or superior as a prerogative. 2. a charge on bullion brought to the mint to be coined. 3. the difference between the cost ...
seigniorial
seigniorial or seignorial [sān yôr′ē əl] adj. of, relating to, or characteristic of a seignior * * * See seignior. * * *
seigniory
/seen"yeuh ree/, n., pl. seigniories. 1. the power or authority of a seignior. 2. Hist. a lord's domain. Also, signory. [1250-1300; ME seignorie < OF; see SEIGNEUR, -Y3] * * *
seignorial
/seen yawr"ee euhl, -yohr"-/, adj. of or pertaining to a seignior. Also, seignioral /seen"yeuhr euhl/, seigniorial /seen yawr"ee euhl, -yohr"-/, seignoral /seen"yeuhr ...
Seikan Tunnel
▪ tunnel, Japan Japanese  Seikan Tonneru,         undersea tunnel linking Japan's main island of Honshu with the northern neighbouring island of Hokkaido. The Seikan ...
Seilenos
/suy lee"neuhs/, n. Silenus. * * *
Sein Lwin, U
▪ 2005       Burmese brigadier general (b. 1922?—d. April 9, 2004, Yangon [Rangoon], Myanmar), was president of Burma (now Myanmar) for 17 days in 1988, but he was ...
seine
/sayn/, n., v., seined, seining. n. 1. a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water, having floats at the upper edge and sinkers at the lower. v.t. 2. to fish for or catch ...
Seine
/sayn/; Fr. /sen/, n. 1. a river in France, flowing NW through Paris to the English Channel. 480 mi. (773 km) long. 2. a former department in N France. * * *
Seine River
ancient Sequana Second longest river in France. It rises on the Langres plateau, 18 mi (30 km) northwest of Dijon, and flows through Paris before emptying into the English ...
Seine Series
▪ geology       division of Precambrian rocks that occur in Ontario and northern Minnesota (the Precambrian began about 3.96 billion years ago and ended 540 million ...
Seine-et-Marne
/sayn"ay mahrn"/; Fr. /sen ay mannrddn"/, n. a department in N France. 755,762; 2290 sq. mi. (5930 sq. km). Cap.: Melun. * * *
Seine-et-Oise
/sen ay wannz"/, n. a former department in N France. * * *
Seine-Maritime
/sen mah rddee teem"/, n. a department in NW France. 1,172,743; 2449 sq. mi. (6340 sq. km). Cap.: Rouen. Formerly, Seine-Inférieure /sen aonn fay rddyuerdd"/. * * *
Seine-St-Denis
/sen saonn deuh nee"/, n. a department in N France. 1,322,127; 91 sq. mi. (236 sq. km). Cap.: Bobigny. * * *
seiner
/say"neuhr/, n. 1. a person who fishes with a seine. 2. a boat used in fishing with a seine. [1595-1605; SEINE + -ER1] * * *
Seinfeld
a popular US comedy series (1990–8) on NBC, in which Jerry Seinfeld played himself, a New York stage comedian. The stories were about humorous situations involving him and his ...
Seinfeld, Jerry
born April 29, 1954, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. U.S. comedian and television actor. He initially worked as a stand-up comic in nightclubs and on television. He cocreated and starred ...
Seipel, Ignaz
▪ chancellor of Austria born July 19, 1876, Vienna died Aug. 2, 1932, Pernitz, Austria       Roman Catholic priest, twice chancellor of Austria (1922–24 and ...
Seirios
/sir"ee euhs/, n. Class. Myth. Sirius (def. 2). * * *
seise
—seisable, adj. —seiser, n. /seez/, v.t., v.i. seised, seising. Chiefly Law. seize. * * *
seisin
/see"zin/, n. Law. seizin. * * * ▪ feudal law       in English feudal society, a term that came to mean a type of possession that gained credibility with the passage of ...
seising
/see"zing/, n. Chiefly Law. seizing. * * *
seism
/suy"zeuhm, -seuhm/, n. an earthquake. [1880-85; < Gk seismós, equiv. to seis-, s. of seíein to shake, quake + -mos n. suffix; cf. -ISM] * * *
seismic
—seismically, adv. /suyz"mik, suys"-/, adj. pertaining to, of the nature of, or caused by an earthquake or vibration of the earth, whether due to natural or artificial ...
seismic gap
the part of an active fault that has experienced little or no seismic activity for a long period, indicating the buildup of stresses that are useful in predicting earthquakes. * ...
seismic sea wave
Oceanog. tsunami. * * *
seismic survey
      method of investigating subterranean structure, particularly as related to exploration for petroleum, natural gas, and mineral deposits (mineral deposit). The ...
seismic wave
Vibration generated by an earthquake, explosion, or similar phenomenon and propagated within the Earth or along its surface. Earthquakes generate two principal types of waves: ...
seismically
See seismic. * * *
seismicity
/suyz mis"i tee, suys-/, n., pl. seismicities. the frequency, intensity, and distribution of earthquakes in a given area. [1900-05; SEISMIC + -ITY] * * *
seismism
/suyz"miz euhm, suys"-/, n. the natural activity or group of phenomena associated with earthquakes. [1900-05; SEISM + -ISM] * * *
seismo-
a combining form meaning "earthquake," used in the formation of compound words: seismograph. [see SEISM, -O-] * * *
seismogram
/suyz"meuh gram', suys"-/, n. a record made by a seismograph. [1890-95; SEISMO- + -GRAM1] * * *
seismograph
—seismographic /suyz'meuh graf"ik, suys'-/, seismographical, adj. /suyz"meuh graf', -grahf', suys"-/, n. any of various instruments for measuring and recording the vibrations ...
seismographer
See seismograph. * * *
seismographic
See seismographer. * * *
seismographical
See seismographer. * * *
seismography
—seismographer, n. /suyz mog"reuh fee, suys-/, n. 1. the scientific measuring and recording of the shock and vibrations of earthquakes. 2. seismology. [1860-65; SEISMO- + ...
seismol.
1. seismological. 2. seismology. * * *
seismologic
See seismology. * * *
seismological
See seismologic. * * *
seismologically
See seismologic. * * *
seismologist
See seismologic. * * *
seismology
—seismologic /suyz'meuh loj"ik, suys'-/, seismological, adj. —seismologically, adv. —seismologist, n. /suyz mol"euh jee, suys-/, n. the science or study of earthquakes and ...
seismometer
—seismometric /suyz'meuh me"trik, suys'-/, seismometrical, adj. —seismometry, n. /suyz mom"i teuhr, suys-/, n. a seismograph equipped for measuring the direction, intensity, ...
seismometric
See seismometer. * * *
seismometrical
See seismometric. * * *
seismometry
seis·mom·e·try (sīz-mŏmʹĭ-trē) n. The scientific study and recording of earthquakes. * * *
seismoscope
—seismoscopic /suyz'meuh skop"ik, suys'-/, adj. /suyz"meuh skohp', suys"-/, n. an instrument for recording the occurrence or time of an earthquake. [1850-55; SEISMO- + ...
seismoscopic
See seismoscope. * * *
seisor
sei·sor (sēʹzər, -zôr') n. Variant of seizor. * * *
seitan
sei·tan (sāʹtăn') n. A chewy, protein-rich food made from wheat gluten and used as a meat substitute. * * *
Seitz, Frederick
▪ 2009       American physicist born July 4, 1911, San Francisco, Calif. died March 2, 2008, New York, N.Y. helped advance the field of solid-state physics and played ...
Seitz, Karl
▪ Austrian politician born Sept. 4, 1869, Vienna died Feb. 3, 1950, Vienna       politician, acting head of Austria (1919–20) after the dissolution of the ...
SEIU
Service Employees International Union. * * *
seiwhale
sei whale n. A rorqual (Balaenoptera borealis) that is blue-black above and white below, that grows up to about 55 feet (17 meters) in length, and that is found in all the ...
seizable
See seize. * * *
seize
—seizable, adj. —seizer; Law. seizor /see"zeuhr, -zawr/, n. /seez/, v., seized, seizing. v.t. 1. to take hold of suddenly or forcibly; grasp: to seize a weapon. 2. to grasp ...
seizer
See seizable. * * *
seizin
/see"zin/, n. Law. 1. (originally) possession of either land or chattel. 2. the kind of possession or right to possession characteristic of estates of freehold. Also, ...
seizing
/see"zing/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that seizes. 2. Naut. a means of binding or fastening together two objects, as two ropes, or parts of the same rope, by a number of ...
seizor
seizor [sē′zər, sē′zôr΄] n. 〚 SEIZ(E) + -OR〛 Law a person who takes possession of a freehold estate * * * sei·zor also sei·sor (sēʹzər, -zôr') n. One that ...
seizure
/see"zheuhr/, n. 1. the act or an instance of seizing. 2. the state of being seized. 3. a taking possession of an item, property, or person legally or by force. 4. a sudden ...
sejant
/see"jeuhnt/, adj. Heraldry. (of an animal) represented in a sitting posture: a lion sejant. Also, sejeant. [1490-1500; var. of seiante < AF; MF seant, equiv. to se- (s. of seoir ...
sejant-erect
/see"jeuhnt i rekt"/, adj. Heraldry. (of an animal) represented as seated upright with forelegs raised: a lion sejant-erect. Also, sejeant-erect. * * *
Sejanus
/si jay"neuhs/, n. Lucius Aelius /ee"lee euhs/, d. A.D. 31, Roman politician, commander of praetorian guard, and conspirator in the reign of Emperor Tiberius. * * *
Sejanus, Lucius Aelius
died AD 31 Administrator of the Roman empire for Tiberius. In AD 14 he became prefect of the Praetorian Guard and gained the emperor's confidence. After the suspicious death of ...
Sejarah Melayu
▪ Malaysian literature English  Malay Annals        one of the finest literary and historical works in the Malay language. Concerning the Malaccan sultanate (Malacca, ...
Sejm
/saym/, n. the unicameral parliament of Poland. [ < Pol: assembly < Slavic *sujimu equiv. to *su- with, together + -jimu, n. deriv. of jim- v. base meaning "take," akin to L ...
Sejong
born 1397 died 1450 Monarch of the Chosŏn dynasty in Korea during whose reign (1419–50) Korean cultural achievements reached a high point. Sejong oversaw the creation of ...
sek-
To cut. Derivatives include scythe, Saxon, skin, insect, and sickle. 1. scythe, from Old English sīthe, sigthe, sickle, from Germanic *segithō, sickle. 2. Suffixed o-grade form ...
Sekani
▪ people also spelled  Tsek'ehne        Athabaskan-speaking North American Indian group that lived mostly in river valleys on the eastern and western slopes of the ...
Sekhmet
/sek"met/, n. Egyptian Myth. a blood-thirsty goddess, sometimes identified with Hathor, who attempted to destroy humankind. [vocalization of Egyptian shm powerful (cf. PSCHENT) + ...
Seki Takakazu
also called Seki Kōwa born с 1640, Fujioka, Japan died Oct. 24, 1708, Edo the most important figure of the wasan ("Japanese calculation") tradition that flourished from the ...
Sekigahara, Battle of
▪ Japanese history       (Oct. 20, 1600), in Japanese history, conflict that established the hegemony of the Tokugawa family, a hegemony that lasted until ...
Sekondi-Takoradi
/sek'euhn dee"tah'keuh rah"dee/, n. a seaport in SW Ghana. 161,071. * * * ▪ Ghana       port city on the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean), southern Ghana. Both the Dutch ...
sekos
/see"kos/, n. 1. (in ancient Greece) a. a sanctuary. b. the cella of a temple. 2. any of various other shrines or sanctuaries. Also, secos. [1810-20; < Gk sekós enclosed area] * ...
Sekt
/zekt/, n. German. sparkling wine; champagne. * * *
sekʷ-
I. sekʷ-1 To follow. Derivatives include sequel, execute, pursue, and society. 1. sect, segue, seguidilla, sequacious, sequel, sequence, sue, suit, suite, suitor; consequent, ...
sel
/sel/, n., adj., pron. Scot. self. * * *
sel-
To jump. 1. Suffixed zero-grade form *sal-yo-. a. salacious, salient, sally, sauté>>; assail, assault, desultory, dissilient, exult, insult, resile, result, somersault, from ...
sel.
1. select. 2. selected. 3. selection; selections. * * *
selachian
/si lay"kee euhn/, adj. 1. belonging to the Selachii, a group of fishes comprising the sharks, skates, and rays. n. 2. a selachian fish. [1825-35; < NL Selachi(i) (pl.) name of ...
seladang
/si lah"dahng/, n. the gaur. [1810-20; < Malay] * * *       Malayan wild cattle, a species of gaur (q.v.). * * *
selaginella
selaginella [sel΄ə ji nel′ə] n. 〚ModL, dim. < L selago (gen. selaginis), kind of plant〛 any of a genus (Selaginella) of small-leaved lycopods, having two kinds of spores ...
selah
/see"leuh, sel"euh/, n. an expression occurring frequently in the Psalms, thought to be a liturgical or musical direction, probably a direction by the leader to raise the voice ...
selamlik
/si lahm"lik/, n. the portion of a Turkish palace or house reserved for men. [1890-95; < Turk selamlik] * * *
Selandian Stage
▪ paleontology also spelled  Seelandian Stage        division of Paleocene (Paleocene Epoch) rocks, representing all rocks deposited worldwide during the Selandian ...
Selangor
/seuh lang"euhr, -awr, -lahng"-/, n. a state in Malaysia, on the SW Malay Peninsula. 1,467,441; 3160 sq. mi. (8184 sq. km). Cap.: Shah Alam. * * * ▪ region, ...
Selangor Civil War
▪ Malaysian history       (1867–73), series of conflicts initially between Malay chiefs but later involving Chinese secret societies for control of tin-rich districts ...
Selassie
Selassie see HAILE SELASSIE * * *
Selayar
▪ island, Indonesia also spelled  Salayar , or  Selajar , also called  Kabia        largest of an island group off the southwestern tip of Celebes (Sulawesi), ...
Selberg, Atle
▪ 2008       Norwegian-born American mathematician born June 14, 1917, Langesund, Nor. died Aug. 6, 2007 , Princeton, N.J. was awarded the Fields Medal in 1950 for his ...
Selborne, Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of, Viscount Wolmer Of Blackmoor, Baron Selborne Of Selborne
▪ British jurist born Nov. 27, 1812, Mixbury, Oxfordshire, Eng. died May 4, 1895, near Petersfield, Hampshire  British lord high chancellor (1872–74, 1880–85) who almost ...
Selborne, William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of, Viscount Wolmer Of Blackmoor, Baron Selborne Of Selborne
▪ British statesman born Oct. 17, 1859, London died Feb. 26, 1942, London       first lord of the Admiralty (1900–05) in Great Britain and high commissioner for South ...
Selby
/sel"bee/, n. Herbert, Jr., born 1928, U.S. novelist. * * * ▪ England, United Kingdom       town and district, administrative county of North Yorkshire, historic ...
Selby, Hubert, Jr.
▪ 2005 “Cubby”        American writer (b. July 23, 1928, Brooklyn, N.Y.—d. April 26, 2004, Los Angeles, Calif.), showcased the dark underside of American urban ...
selcouth
—selcouthly, adv. /sel"koohth'/, adj. Archaic. strange; uncommon. [bef. 900; ME selcouth, OE seldcuth, equiv. to seld(an) SELDOM + cuth COUTH2] * * *
Selden
/sel"deuhn/, n. 1. George Baldwin, 1846-1922, U.S. inventor of a gasoline-powered car. 2. John, 1584-1654, English historian, Orientalist, and politician. 3. a city on N Long ...
Selden, John
▪ English jurist and scholar born Dec. 16, 1584, Salvington, Sussex, Eng. died Nov. 30, 1654, London  legal antiquarian, Orientalist, and politician who was the leading ...
Seldes, George
born Nov. 16, 1890, Alliance, N.J., U.S. died July 2, 1995, Hartland Four Corners, Vt. U.S. journalist. He became a reporter in 1909. From 1918 to 1928 he worked for the ...
seldom
—seldomness, n. /sel"deuhm/, adv. 1. on only a few occasions; rarely; infrequently; not often: We seldom see our old neighbors anymore. adj. 2. rare; infrequent. [bef. 900; ME; ...
seldomness
See seldom. * * *
Selebi-Phikwe
▪ Botswana also spelled  Selebi-Pikwe,         mining town, eastern Botswana. Selebi-Phikwe is located 62 miles (100 km) southeast of Francistown. Situated in the ...
select
—selectable, adj. —selectability, n. —selectly, adv. —selectness, n. —selector, n. /si lekt"/, v.t. 1. to choose in preference to another or others; pick out. v.i. 2. ...
select committee
a committee, as of a legislative body, that is formed to examine and report on a specific bill or issue. Also called special committee. [1780-90, Amer.] * * *
Select nutrient-deficiency diseases
▪ Table Select nutrient-deficiency diseases disease (and key nutrient involved) symptoms foods rich in key nutrient xerophthalmia (vitamin A) blindness from chronic eye ...
selectable
See select. * * *
selectance
/si lek"teuhns/, n. a measure of the drop in response of a radio receiving set or the like to a given frequency differing from the resonant frequency of the device, expressed as ...
Selected breeds of beef cattle
▪ Table Selected breeds of beef cattle name distribution characteristics comments Angus, or Aberdeen-Angus originally Scotland, now also U.S., U.K. hornless, black, ...
Selected breeds of dairy cattle
▪ Table Selected breeds of dairy cattle name distribution characteristics comments Ayrshire originally Scotland, now throughout temperate lands deep, fleshy body; red or ...
Selected breeds of goats
▪ Table Selected breeds of goats name use distribution characteristics comments Angora (Angora goat) wool originally Turkey, now also South Africa, U.S. small body; thick, ...
Selected breeds of heavy horses
▪ Table Selected breeds of heavy horses name origin height (hands)* aptitude characteristics comments Belgian (Belgian horse), also called Brabant Belgium 15.3–17 heavy ...
Selected breeds of herding dogs
▪ Table        Selected breeds of herding dogs name origin height in inches* dogs (bitches) weight in pounds* dogs (bitches) characteristics comments Australian ...
Selected breeds of hounds
▪ Table Selected breeds of hounds name origin height in inches* dogs (bitches) weight in pounds* dogs (bitches) characteristics comments Afghan ...
Selected breeds of light horses
▪ Table Selected breeds of light horses name origin height (hands)* aptitude characteristics comments Akhal-Teke Turkmenistan 14.2–16 riding, racing long neck carried ...
Selected breeds of nonsporting dogs
▪ Table Selected breeds of nonsporting dogs name origin height in inches* dogs (bitches) weight in pounds* dogs (bitches) characteristics comments bichon ...
Selected breeds of pigs
▪ Table Selected breeds of pigs name use distribution characteristics comments Berkshire meat U.K., Japan, Australia, N.Z., South America medium-sized; black with white ...
Selected breeds of ponies
▪ Table Selected breeds of ponies name origin height (hands)* aptitude characteristics comments Connemara Ireland 13–14.2 riding; light draft well-formed hindquarters ...
Selected breeds of poultry
▪ Table Selected breeds of poultry name use class characteristics comments Brahma mostly meat Asiatic stately, large with feathered shanks slow rate of ...
Selected Breeds of Sheep
▪ Table Selected Breeds of Sheep Name Type of wool Distribution Characteristics Comments Black-Faced Highland, also called Scottish Blackface carpet originally ...
Selected breeds of sporting dogs
▪ Table Selected breeds of sporting dogs name origin height in inches* dogs (bitches) weight in pounds* dogs (bitches) characteristics comments American cocker spaniel ...
Selected breeds of terriers
▪ Table Selected breeds of terriers name origin height in inches* dogs (bitches) weight in pounds* dogs (bitches) characteristics comments Airedale ...
Selected breeds of toy dogs
▪ Table Selected breeds of toy dogs name origin height in inches* dogs (bitches) weight in pounds* dogs (bitches) characteristics comments Cavalier King Charles spaniel ...
Selected breeds of working dogs
▪ Table Selected breeds of working dogs name origin height in inches* dogs (bitches) weight in pounds* dogs (bitches) characteristics comments ...
Selected Film Awards 1994
▪ Table Golden Globes, awarded in Beverly Hills, Calif., in January 1994 Best drama Schindler's List (U.S.; director, Steven Spielberg) ...

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