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Star Chamber (stär) n. 1. A 15th-century to 17th-century English court consisting of judges who were appointed by the Crown and sat in closed session on cases involving state ...
See starchy. * * *
See starchily. * * *
starch syrup n. See glucose. * * *
starch wheat n. See emmer. * * *
—starchily, adv. —starchiness, n. /stahr"chee/, adj., starchier, starchiest. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of starch. 2. containing starch. 3. stiffened with ...
Starck, Philippe
▪ French designer born January 18, 1949, Paris, France       French designer known for his wide range of designs, including everything from interior design to household ...
/stahr"deuhm/, n. 1. the world or class of professional stars, as of the stage. 2. the status of a star or preeminent performer. [1860-65; STAR + -DOM] * * *
/stahr"dust'/, n. 1. (not in technical use) a mass of distant stars appearing as tiny particles of dust. 2. a naively romantic quality: There was stardust in her eyes. Also, star ...
▪ United States space probe   a U.S. space probe that captured and returned dust grains from interplanetary space and from a comet. Stardust was launched on Feb. 7, 1999. ...
—starer, n. —staringly, adv. /stair/, v., stared, staring, n. v.i. 1. to gaze fixedly and intently, esp. with the eyes wide open. 2. to be boldly or obtrusively conspicuous: ...
stare decisis
/stair"ee di suy"sis/, Law. the doctrine that rules or principles of law on which a court rested a previous decision are authoritative in all future cases in which the facts are ...
See stare. * * *
/stahr"its, -yits/, n., pl. startsy /stahrt"see/. Russ. Orth. Ch. a religious teacher or counselor. [1915-20; < Russ stárets elder, deriv. of stáryi old] * * * ▪ Eastern ...
star facet n. One of the eight small triangular facets in the crown of a brilliant-cut gem. * * *
/stahr"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) starfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) starfishes. any echinoderm of the class Asteroidea, having the body radially ...
starfish flower.
See carrion flower (def. 2). [1880-85] * * *
starfish flower n. Any of numerous tropical and southern African succulent plants of the genus Stapelia, having mottled, star-shaped, ill-smelling flowers. Also called carrion ...
/stahr"flow'euhr/, n. any of several plants having starlike flowers, as the star-of-Bethlehem or a plant belonging to the genus Trientalis of the primrose family. [1620-30; STAR ...
star fruit n. See carambola.   [From the shape of its cross section.] * * *
Stargard Szczeciński
▪ Poland German  Stargard        city, Zachodniopomorskie województwo (province), northwestern Poland, on the Ina River. The city was chronicled from the 12th ...
/stahr"gayz'/, v.i., stargazed, stargazing. 1. to gaze at or observe the stars. 2. to daydream. [1620-30; back formation from STARGAZER] * * *
/stahr"gay'zeuhr/, n. 1. a person who stargazes, as an astronomer or astrologer. 2. a daydreamer. 3. an impractical idealist. 4. any of several marine fishes of the family ...
Stargell, Willie
▪ American athlete byname of  Wilver Dornel Stargell , also called  Pops  born March 6, 1940, Earlsboro, Okla., U.S. died April 9, 2001, Wilmington, ...
Stargell, Wilver Dornel
▪ 2002 “Willie”; “Pops”        American professional baseball player (b. March 6, 1940, Earlsboro, Okla.—d. April 9, 2001, Wilmington, N.C.), was one of the ...
star grass n. 1. Any of various plants of the genus Hypoxis, having grasslike leaves and star-shaped, white or yellow flowers. 2. See colicroot. * * *
Starhemberg, Ernst Rüdiger, Fürst von
▪ vice-chancellor of Austria (prince of ) born May 10, 1899, Eferding, Austria died March 15, 1956, Schruns       politician, leader of the Austrian Heimwehr (a ...
Starhemberg, Ernst Rüdiger, prince von
born May 10, 1899, Eferding, Austria died March 15, 1956, Schruns Austrian politician. In 1930 he became leader of the fascist Austrian Heimwehr, a paramilitary defense force, ...
—starkly, adv. —starkness, n. /stahrk/, adj., starker, starkest, adv. adj. 1. sheer, utter, downright, or complete: stark madness. 2. harsh, grim, or desolate, as a view, ...
/stahrk/; for 2 also Ger. /shtahrddk/, n. 1. Harold Raynsford /raynz"feuhrd/, 1880-1972, U.S. admiral. 2. Johannes /yoh hah"neuhs/, 1874-1957, German physicist: Nobel prize ...
Stark effect
Physics. (often l.c.) the splitting into two or more components of the spectral lines of atoms in an electric field. [named after J. STARK, who described it in 1913] * * * ▪ ...
Stark, Dame Freya Madeline
▪ 1994       British travel writer (b. Jan. 31, 1893, Paris, France—d. May 9, 1993, Asolo, Italy), wrote two dozen highly personal books in which she described local ...
Stark, Freya
▪ British author in full  Dame Freya Madeline Stark  born Jan. 31, 1893, Paris, France died May 9, 1993, Asolo, Italy       British travel writer who is noted for two ...
Stark, Johannes
▪ German physicist born April 15, 1874, Schickenhof, Ger. died June 21, 1957, Traunstein, W. Ger.  German physicist who won the 1919 Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery ...
Stark, John
born Aug. 28, 1728, Londonderry, N.H. died May 8, 1822, Manchester, N.H., U.S. American Revolutionary officer. He served in the French and Indian War with Robert Rogers's ...
Stark, Ray
▪ 2005       American film producer (b. Oct. 3, 1915, New York, N.Y.—d. Jan. 17, 2004, West Hollywood, Calif.), was the power behind more than 125 movies and was ...
/stahrk"nay"kid/, adj. absolutely naked. [1520-30; STARK + NAKED; r. start-naked (start, ME; OE steort tail; c. D staart, OHG sterz, ON stertr)] * * *
/shtahr"keuhr/, n. Janos /yah"nawsh/, born 1924, U.S. cellist, born in Hungary. * * *
/stahr"keuhrz/, adj., adv. Brit. Informal. wearing no clothes; naked. [1905-10; STARK-(NAKED) + -ERS] * * *
star key n. The pushbutton in the lower left corner on the dialing pad of a standard pushbutton telephone, marked with an asterisk. * * *
See stark. * * *
See starkly. * * *
/stahrk"vil/, n. a town in E Mississippi. 15,169. * * * ▪ Mississippi, United States       city, seat (1833) of Oktibbeha county, eastern Mississippi, U.S., 22 miles ...
starless [stär′lis] adj. 1. without stars 2. with no stars visible [a starless sky] * * *
/stahr"lit/, n. 1. a young actress promoted and publicized as a future star, esp. in motion pictures. 2. a small star or other heavenly body. [1820-30; STAR + -LET] * * *
Starley, James
▪ British inventor born April 21, 1830, Albourne, Sussex, Eng. died June 17, 1881, Coventry, Warwickshire       British inventor and father of the bicycle ...
/stahr"luyt'/, n. the light emanating from the stars. [1325-75; ME; see STAR, LIGHT1] * * *
/stahr"luyk'/, adj. 1. of the shape of or like a star. 2. shining like a star. 3. Also, star-shaped. Math. (of a set with respect to a point) having the property that the line ...
starling1 /stahr"ling/, n. 1. a chunky, medium-sized European passerine bird, Sturnus vulgaris, of iridescent black plumage with seasonal speckles, that nests in colonies: ...
Starling, Ernest Henry
born April 17, 1866, London, Eng. died May 2, 1927, Kingston Harbour, Jam. British physiologist. His studies of lymph secretion clarified the roles of different pressures in ...
/stahr"lit/, adj. lighted by the stars: a starlit night. Also, starlighted. [1820-30; STAR + LIT1] * * *
Starof David
Star of David n. pl. Stars of David or Star of Davids See Magen David. * * *
Starovoytova, Galina Vasilyevna
▪ 1999       Russian politician and member of the reformist party Democratic Russia who was an outspoken advocate of liberalization, tolerance, and reform and was ...
/stahr"kwayk'/, n. Astron. a rapid change in the mass distribution or shape of a pulsar, resulting in a fluctuation of the pulsar's pulse rate or radiation intensity. [1965-70; ...
/stahr/, n. a male or female given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Jameson Sir Leander Starr Jordan David Starr Starr Belle * * *
Starr, Bart
▪ American athlete and coach byname of  Bryan Bartlett Starr  born January 9, 1934, Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.    American collegiate and professional gridiron football ...
Starr, Belle
orig. Myra Belle Shirley born Feb. 5, 1848, Washington county, Mo., U.S. died Feb. 3, 1889, near Briartown, Okla. U.S. outlaw. She grew up in Missouri and later moved to a ...
Starr, Edwin
▪ 2004 Charles Edwin Hatcher        American musician (b. Jan. 21, 1942, Nashville, Tenn.—d. April 2, 2003, Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, Eng.), achieved enduring ...
Starr, Ellen Gates
▪ American social reformer born 1859, near Laona, Ill., U.S. died Feb. 10, 1940, Suffern, N.Y.       American social reformer, a cofounder (with Jane Addams (Addams, ...
Starr, Kenneth W.
▪ 1999       On Sept. 9, 1998, Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr reported to the U.S. Congress grounds for finding that Bill Clinton (q.v.) had committed perjury, ...
Starr (stär), Belle. Originally Myra Belle Shirley. 1848-1889. American outlaw whose Oklahoma cabin became a hideout for fugitives from justice. Tales of her criminal exploits ...
Starr,Bryan Bartlett
Starr, Bryan Bartlett. Known as “Bart.” Born 1934. American football player and coach. As quarterback for the Green Bay Packers (1956-1971), he led his team to five National ...
Starr, Ringo. Originally Richard Starkey. Born 1940. British musician who was the colorful drummer of the Beatles (1962-1970). * * *
/stahrd/, adj. 1. set or studded with or as with stars. 2. decorated with a star, as of an order. 3. marked with a starlike figure or spot, esp. an asterisk. 4. Ling. (of a form ...
See starry. * * *
—starriness, n. /stahr"ee/, adj., starrier, starriest. 1. abounding with stars: a starry night. 2. of, pertaining to, or proceeding from the stars. 3. of the nature of or ...
starry grasswort
/gras"werrt', -wawrt'/ a weedy plant, Cerastium arvense, of the pink family, native to the North Temperate Zone, having narrow leaves and white flowers. Also called field ...
Starry Night, The
a painting (1889) by Vincent van Gogh. * * *
/stahr"ee uyd'/, adj. overly romantic or idealistic: He was a starry-eyed dreamer. [1900-05] * * *
Stars and Bars
U.S. Hist. the flag adopted by the Confederate States of America, consisting of two broad horizontal bars of red separated by one of white, with a blue union marked with a circle ...
Stars and Stripes
the national flag of the U.S., consisting of 13 horizontal stripes that are alternately red and white, representing the original states, and of a blue field containing 50 white ...
Stars and Stripes, The
Newspaper for U.S. military personnel. It first appeared in single editions during the American Civil War and was revived as a weekly for troops in Europe at the end of World ...
stars-of-Beth·le·hem (stärz'əv-bĕthʹlĭ-hĕm') n. A plural of star-of-Bethlehem. * * *
Starsand Bars
Stars and Bars (stärz) n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) The first Confederate flag. * * *
Starsand Stripes
Stars and Stripes n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) The flag of the United States. * * *
star sapphire n. A sapphire with a polished convex surface exhibiting asterism. * * *
star shell n. An artillery shell that explodes in midair with a shower of lights, used for illumination and signaling. * * *
/stahr"ship'/, n. a spaceship designed for intergalactic travel. [STAR + SHIP] * * *
Starship Enterprise
➡ Star Trek. * * *
star·struck or star-struck (stärʹstrŭk') adj. Fascinated by or exhibiting a fascination with fame or famous people: “The star-struck tone of the text suggests that the ...
/stahrt/, v.i. 1. to begin or set out, as on a journey or activity. 2. to appear or come suddenly into action, life, view, etc.; rise or issue suddenly forth. 3. to spring, move, ...
/stahrt/, n. Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. * * *
Start the Week
a British radio programme, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 every Monday morning. It consists of a discussion between the presenter Andrew Marr, and guests, who are usually well-known ...
/stahrt"up'/, n. 1. the act or fact of starting something; a setting in motion. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the beginning of a new project or venture, esp. to an investment made ...
start codon n. Either of two codons, AUG or GUG, that signal the initiation of translation and the first amino acid in a polypeptide chain. Also called chain initiation codon. * ...
/stahr"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that starts. 2. a person who gives the signal to begin, as for a race, the running of a train, bus, elevator, etc. 3. a device that starts ...
star thistle n. Any of several plants of the genus Centaurea, especially C. calcitrapa, native to Eurasia, having spiny purplish flower heads. * * *
starting block
Track. a device used by runners, esp. sprinters, for increasing their speed off the mark, consisting of a metal or wooden frame, usually secured to the ground at both ends, with ...
starting blocks
starting blocks pl.n. Track & Field the rigid blocks adjustable at an angle and mounted on a track against which a runner's shoes are placed to aid in starting * * *
starting gate
any of various types of movable barriers for lining up and giving an equal start to the entries in a horse or dog race. [1895-1900] * * *
starting handle
Brit. a crank used to start the motor of an automobile. [1885-90] * * *
start·ing block (stärʹtĭng) n. 1. Sports. a. An apparatus that braces a runner's feet at the start of a race, consisting of two angled supports adjustably mounted on a rigid ...
starting gate n. Sports 1. A series of stalls with interconnected doors that open simultaneously at the beginning of a race. 2. A movable barrier that starts an automatic timer ...
starting line n. Sports The point or line at which a race begins. * * *
—startlement, n. —startler, n. /stahr"tl/, v., startled, startling, n. v.t. 1. to disturb or agitate suddenly as by surprise or alarm. 2. to cause to start involuntarily, by ...
startle reaction
▪ psychology also called  Startle Pattern,         an extremely rapid psychophysiological response of an organism to a sudden and unexpected stimulus such as a loud ...
—startlingly, adv. /stahrt"ling, stahr"tl ing/, adj. creating sudden alarm, surprise, or wonder; astonishing. [STARTLE + -ING2] * * *
See startle. * * *
See startlingly. * * *
star topology n. Computer Science One of the three principal topologies for a LAN, in which all nodes are connected to one central node that routes all data passing to and from ...
star·tsy (stärtʹsē) n. Plural of starets. * * *
/stahr vay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or state of starving; condition of being starved. adj. 2. liable or seeming to cause starving: a starvation diet. [1770-80; STARVE + -ATION] * * ...
starvation wages
wages below the level necessary for subsistence. [1885-90] * * *
/stahrv/, v., starved, starving. v.i. 1. to die or perish from lack of food or nourishment. 2. to be in the process of perishing or suffering severely from hunger. 3. to suffer ...
/stahrv"ling/, n. 1. a person, animal, or plant that is starving. adj. 2. starving; suffering from lack of nourishment. 3. pining with want. 4. poverty-stricken. 5. poor in ...
/stahr"werrt', -wawrt'/, n. 1. any of several chickweeds of the genus Stellaria. 2. any of several plants of the genera Aster and Arenaria. [1350-1400; ME; see STAR, WORT2] * * *
Stary Oskol
/stah"rddee u skawl"/; Eng. /stahr"ee euh skohl"/ a city in the SW Russian Federation in Europe, SW of Voronezh. 115,000. * * * ▪ Russia also spelled  Starij Oskol , or  ...
/stash/, v.t. 1. to put by or away as for safekeeping or future use, usually in a secret place (usually fol. by away): The squirrel stashes away nuts for winter. n. 2. something ...
officially Staatssicherheit ("State Security") Secret police of East Germany (1950–90), established with Soviet help by German communists in Soviet-occupied Germany after ...
/steuh sid"ee euhn/, n., pl. stasidia /-sid"ee euh/. a choir stall in an Orthodox church. [ < MGk stasídion station, seat in a church, prob. equiv. to Gk stás(is) position, ...
/stas"euh mon'/, n., pl. stasima /-meuh/. (in ancient Greek drama) a choral ode, esp. in tragedy, divided into strophe and antistrophe: usually alternating with the epeisodion ...
/stay"sis, stas"is/, n., pl. stases /stay"seez, stas"eez/. 1. the state of equilibrium or inactivity caused by opposing equal forces. 2. Pathol. stagnation in the flow of any of ...
stasis dermatitis
      a type of dermatitis (q.v.). * * *
/stas"euhn/, n. Harold Edward, born 1907, U.S. politician. * * *
Stassen, Harold Edward
▪ 2002       American politician (b. April 13, 1907, West St. Paul, Minn.—d. March 4, 2001, Bloomington, Minn.), was the youngest governor of Minnesota, though his ...
Staszic, Stanisław
▪ Polish writer in full  Stanisław Wawrzyniec Staszic  born Nov. 6, 1755, Schneidemühl, Prussia [now Piła, Pol.] died Jan. 20, 1826, Warsaw       foremost ...
stat1 /stat/, Informal. n. 1. Also, 'stat. thermostat. 2. photostat. [1955-60; by shortening] stat2 /stat/, Informal. n. 1. statistic. 2. Usually, stats. statistics. adj. 3. of, ...
1. (in prescriptions) immediately. [ < L statim] 2. statuary. 3. statue. 4. statute. * * *
See state. * * *
/stat am"pear, stat'am pear"/, n. Elect. the electrostatic unit of current, equivalent to 3.3356 × 10-10 ampere and equal to the current produced by an electromotive force of ...
/stayt"nt/, adj. Heraldry. (of an animal) represented as standing with all feet on the ground: a bear statant. [1490-1500; < L stat(us) (ptp. of stare to STAND) + -ANT] * * *
/stat kooh"lom, -lohm/, n. Elect. the electrostatic unit of a quantity of electricity, equivalent to 3.3356 × 10-10 coulomb and equal to the quantity of charge transferred in ...
—statable, stateable, adj. /stayt/, n., adj., v., stated, stating. n. 1. the condition of a person or thing, as with respect to circumstances or attributes: a state of ...
state aid
financial support extended by a state government to a local institution serving the public, as a school or library. [1855-60, Amer.] * * *
State and Local Affairs
▪ 1997 Introduction       States continued to be at the centre of national debates on public policy during 1996. The U.S. Congress, reacting in part to successful ...
state attorney.
See state's attorney. * * *
state bank
a bank chartered by a state and operated under the banking laws of that state. [1805-15, Amer.] * * *
state bird
a bird chosen as an official symbol of a U.S. state. [1905-10, Amer.] * * *
state capitalism
a form of capitalism in which the central government controls most of the capital, industry, natural resources, etc. [1925-30] * * *
state chamber
a room for public ceremonies and celebrations. * * *
state church
state church n. ESTABLISHED CHURCH * * *
state church.
See established church. [1720-30] * * *
State College
a city in central Pennsylvania. 36,130. * * * ▪ Pennsylvania, United States       borough (town), Centre county, Pennsylvania, U.S. It lies in the Nittany Valley ...
state constitution
➡ local government * * *
state coordinate system
Survey. a system of right-angled planar coordinates established by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey for each state in the United States. * * *
State Department
state (def. 12). * * *
state flower
a flower chosen as an official symbol of a U.S. state. See table under state. [1895-1900, Amer.] * * *
State government
➡ local government * * *
State maps, flags and seals
▪ Table State maps, flags, and seals state map flag seal United States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado ...
state medicine.
See socialized medicine. [1920-25] * * *
State nicknames and symbols
▪ Table State nicknames and symbols state state tree state bird state flower state nickname(s) motto United States — bald eagle* rose — In God We Trust ...
State of Aden
Aden (def. 2). * * *
state of grace
grace (def. 8d). * * *
state of the art
—state-of-the-art, adj. the latest and most sophisticated or advanced stage of a technology, art, or science. [1960-65] * * *
State of the Union Address
a speech given each year by the US President to Congress. He is required by the American Constitution to give ‘information on the State of the Union’, and he also talks about ...
State of the Union message
U.S. Govt. an annual message to Congress in which the President reports on the state of the nation and outlines a legislative program: required by the Constitution (Article II, ...
state of war
1. a condition marked by armed conflict between or among states, existing whether or not war has been declared formally by any of the belligerents. 2. a legal condition initiated ...
State Opening of Parliament
the official opening of each session (= series of meetings) of the British Parliament. The ceremony takes place each year in October or November, and after a change of ...
state parks
➡ parks * * *
state pension
➡ pensions * * *
state police
a police force under state authority rather than under the authority of a city or county in the state. * * *
state police departments
➡ law enforcement * * *
state prison
a prison maintained by a state for the confinement of felons. [1715-25] * * *
state religion
the official religion of a state as established by law. [1820-30] * * *
state rights.
See states' rights. * * *
state school
n (in Britain) a school that offers free education and receives money from a Local Education Authority or directly from the government. Most schools in Britain are state schools. ...
State Second Pension
➡ S2P. * * *
State Shintō
Japanese  Kokka Shintō,         nationalistic official religion of Japan from the Meiji Restoration in 1868 through World War II. It focused on ceremonies of the ...
state socialism
—state socialist. the theory, doctrine, and movement advocating a planned economy controlled by the state, with state ownership of all industries and natural ...
state tree
a tree chosen as an official symbol of a U.S. state. [1915-20, Amer.] * * *
state trooper
a member of a U.S. state police force. * * *
state university
a university maintained by the government of a state. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
State University of New York
(abbr SUNY) the large state university system of New York State in the US. It is in the six cities of Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, New Paltz, Oswego and Stony Brook. There are ...
state visit
an official visit of the chief of state of one country to that of another. * * *
state's attorney
(in judicial proceedings) the legal representative of the state. Also, state attorney. [1770-80, Amer.] * * *
state's evidence
1. evidence given by an accomplice in a crime who becomes a voluntary witness against the other defendants: The defendants' case was lost when one of them turned state's ...
state's evidence (stāts) n. 1. Evidence for the prosecution in U.S. state or federal trials. 2. One that gives evidence for the state in criminal proceedings. * * *
state, equation of
Any of a class of equations that relate the pressure P, volume V, and temperature T of a given substance in thermodynamic equilibrium. For example, the equation PV = nRT, where ...
See state of the art. * * *
See statable. * * *
state attorney n. A prosecuting attorney for a state. * * *
State College (stāt) A borough of central Pennsylvania northwest of Harrisburg. Mainly residential, it is the seat of Pennsylvania State University (established 1855). ...
/stayt"kraft', -krahft'/, n. the art of government and diplomacy. [1635-45; STATE + CRAFT] * * *
—statedly, adv. /stay"tid/, adj. 1. fixed or settled: a stated price. 2. explicitly set forth; declared as fact. 3. recognized or official. [1635-45; STATE + -ED2] * * *
stated clerk
stated clerk n. an administrative official in the Presbyterian Church and certain other Protestant churches * * *
/stayt"hood/, n. the status or condition of being a state, esp. a state of the U.S. [1865-70, Amer.; STATE + -HOOD] * * *
/stayt"hood euhr/, n. a person who supports or advocates the attainment of statehood for a territory, colony, or the like, esp. for Puerto Rico. [STATEHOOD + -ER1] * * *
/stayt"hows'/, n., pl. statehouses /-how'ziz/. the building in which the legislature of a state sits; the capitol of a state. [1585-95; STATE + HOUSE] * * *
—statelessness, n. /stayt"lis/, adj. 1. lacking nationality. 2. Finance. of, pertaining to, or consisting of any currency deposited in banks outside the country of original ...
See stateless. * * *
state·let (stātʹlĭt) n. A small state: “Most of the islands have become independent statelets with freely elected governments” (Economist). * * *
See stately. * * *
—stateliness, n. /stayt"lee/, adj., statelier, stateliest, adv. adj. 1. majestic; imposing in magnificence, elegance, etc.: a stately home. 2. dignified. adv. 3. in a stately ...
stately home
Brit. a country mansion, usually of architectural interest and often open to the public. * * *
stately homes
In Britain there are many large stately homes that belong or used to belong to upper-class aristocratic families. The houses are called stately homes from the opening lines of a ...
/stayt"meuhnt/, n. 1. something stated. 2. a communication or declaration in speech or writing, setting forth facts, particulars, etc. 3. a single sentence or assertion: I agree ...
statement savings account
a savings account in which transactions are confirmed periodically by a bank statement. Cf. passbook savings account. * * *
➡ National Curriculum * * *
Staten Island
/stat"n/ 1. an island facing New York Bay. 2. Formerly, Richmond. a borough of New York City including this island. 352,121; 641/2 sq. mi. (167 sq. km). * * * Island in New York ...
Staten Island Ferry
➡ Staten Island * * *
Stat·en Island (stătʹn) Formerly Rich·mond (rĭchʹmənd). A borough of New York City coextensive with Staten Island in New York Bay in southeast New York southwest of ...
stateof the art
state of the art n. The highest level of development, as of a device, technique, or scientific field, achieved at a particular time: “Forty or fifty years ago the state of the ...
/stay"teuhr/, n. any of various gold or silver or electrum coin units or coins of the ancient Greek states or cities. [1350-1400; ME < LL stater < Gk statér, akin to histánai ...
/stayt"roohm', -room'/, n. a private room or compartment on a ship, train, etc. [1695-1705; STATE + ROOM] * * *
States General
▪ Dutch history also spelled  States-General , Dutch  Staten-Generaal        body of delegates representing the United Provinces of the Netherlands (Dutch ...
States of the Church
States of the Church n. PAPAL STATES * * *
States of the Church.
See Papal States. * * *
states' righter
a person who opposes U.S. federal intervention in affairs of the separate states, supporting this position by a strict interpretation of the Constitution of the U.S. [1940-45; ...
states' rights
the rights belonging to the various states, esp. with reference to the strict interpretation of the Constitution, by which all rights not delegated by the Constitution to the ...
States' Rights Democratic party
a political party formed by dissident southern Democrats who opposed the candidacy of Harry Truman in 1948 and campaigned on a platform of states' rights. * * *
states' rights also States' rights (stāts) pl.n. 1. All rights not delegated to the federal government by the Constitution nor denied by it to the states. 2. The political ...
States'Rights Party
States' Rights Party n. A former political party founded in 1948 by Southern Democrats to consolidate opposition to civil rights policies of the regular Democratic Party. * * *
/stayts"jen"euhr euhl/, n. 1. the parliament of the Netherlands, consisting of an upper chamber (First Chamber) and a lower chamber (Second Chamber). 2. Fr. Hist. the legislative ...
/stayts"berr oh, -bur oh/, n. a town in E Georgia. 14,866. * * *
/stayt"suyd'/, adj. 1. being in or toward the continental U.S. adv. 2. in or toward the continental U.S. Also, Stateside. [1940-45; (the) STATES + SIDE1] * * *
/stayt"suy'deuhr/, n. a person who lives in one of the forty-eight contiguous states of the U.S. Also, state sider. [STATESIDE + -ER1] * * *
—statesmanlike, statesmanly, adj. /stayts"meuhn/, n., pl. statesmen. 1. a person who is experienced in the art of government or versed in the administration of government ...
Statesman, The
▪ Indian newspaper       English-language daily newspaper published in Calcutta and, with the Times of India and The Hindu, generally regarded as one of the most ...
See statesman. * * *
See statesmanlike. * * *
/stayts"meuhn ship'/, n. the ability, qualifications, or practice of a statesman; wisdom and skill in the management of public affairs. [1755-65; STATESMAN + -SHIP] * * *
See states' rights. * * *
/stayts"vil/, n. a city in central North Carolina. 18,622. * * *
/stayts"woom'euhn/, n., pl. stateswomen. 1. a woman who is experienced in the art of government. 2. a woman who exhibits great wisdom and ability in directing the affairs of a ...
states’ rights
n [pl] (in the US) the rights held by individual states under the 10th Amendment to the American Constitution. These include the right to have their own criminal laws, laws ...
/stayt"wuyd"/, adj. 1. extending throughout all parts of a state in the U.S.: a statewide search. adv. 2. throughout a state: It was applauded statewide. [1910-15, Amer.; STATE + ...
/stat"far'euhd, -ad/, n. Elect. the electrostatic unit of capacitance, equivalent to 1.1126 × 10-12 farad and equal to the capacitance of a condenser in which one statcoulomb is ...
Statham, Brian
▪ 2001 “George,” “the Whippet”        British cricketer (b. June 17, 1930, Gorton, near Manchester, Eng.—d. June 11, 2000, Manchester), was one of England's ...
/stat"hen'ree/, n., pl. stathenries, stathenrys. Elect. the electrostatic unit of inductance, equivalent to 8.9876 × 1011 henries and equal to the inductance of a circuit in ...
/stay"sheuh/, n. See St. Eustatius. * * *
—statically, adv. /stat"ik/, adj. Also, statical. 1. pertaining to or characterized by a fixed or stationary condition. 2. showing little or no change: a static concept; a ...
static cling
the adhering of clothing to other clothing or a person's body, caused by an accumulation of static electricity in the materials, esp. those containing synthetic fibers. * * *
static electricity
Elect. a stationary electric charge built up on an insulating material. Cf. electrostatics. [1875-80] * * *
static line
Mil. a line attached to a parachute pack and to a cable in an aircraft for the purpose of automatically opening the parachute after it is dropped. [1925-30] * * *
static tube
a tube for measuring the static pressure of a fluid in motion, so placed in the fluid as not to be affected by the pressure changes caused by the motion of the fluid. [1930-35] * ...
static water
Brit. water collected and stored in reservoirs, tanks, etc., as for urban use. * * *
See static. * * *
See statical. * * *
static dump n. A printed or stored copy of the contents of a computer memory that is made at an inactive point in a program, usually at the end of a routine. * * *
/stat"is, -euh see'/, n. any of various plants belonging to the genus Limonium, of the leadwort family, having clusters of variously colored flowers that retain their color when ...
static electricity n. 1. An accumulation of electric charge on an insulated body. 2. Electric discharge resulting from the accumulation of electric charge on an insulated body. * ...
stat·ick·y (stătʹĭ-kē) adj. 1. Relating to or producing random noise accompanying transmitted or recorded sound. 2. Relating to or producing electrostatic charges. * * *
static memory n. A computer memory that contains fixed information and retains its programmed state as long as the power is on. * * *
static pressure n. The pressure exerted by a still liquid or gas, especially water or air. * * *
static RAM n. A type of RAM that is quicker than dynamic RAM and does not need to be refreshed. Because it is more expensive and holds less data than dynamic RAM, it is used ...
static routine n. A subroutine with the addresses of the operands being the only parameters. * * *
/stat"iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of mechanics that deals with bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium. [1650-60; see STATIC, -ICS] * * * ▪ ...
static tube n. A specialized tube used to measure the static pressure in a stream of fluid. * * *
statin [stat′'n] n. any of a class of drugs, as lovastatin, that lower the levels of LDL and cholesterol in the blood, commonly used in treating heart disease * * * stat·in ...
—stational, adj. /stay"sheuhn/, n. 1. a place or position in which a person or thing is normally located. 2. a stopping place for trains or other land conveyances, for the ...
station agent
a person who manages a small railroad station. [1850-55, Amer.] * * *
station break
Radio and Television. an interval between or during programs for identifying the station, making announcements, etc. [1935-40] * * *
station house
a police station or fire station. [1825-35] * * *
station wagon
an automobile with one or more rows of folding or removable seats behind the driver and no luggage compartment but an area behind the seats into which suitcases, parcels, etc., ...
/stay"sheuhn teuh stay"sheuhn/, adj. 1. (of a long-distance telephone call) chargeable upon speaking with anyone at the number called: a station-to-station call to his home in ...
/stay"sheuh ner'ee/, adj., n., pl. stationaries. adj. 1. standing still; not moving. 2. having a fixed position; not movable. 3. established in one place; not itinerant or ...
stationary bicycle.
See exercise bicycle. * * *
stationary engine
an engine mounted in a fixed position, as one used for driving generators, compressors, etc. [1830-40] * * *
stationary engineer
—stationary engineering. a person who runs or is licensed to run a stationary engine. * * *
stationary front
Meteorol. a front between warm and cold air masses that is moving very slowly or not at all. [1935-40] * * *
stationary state
Physics. any of several energy states an atom may occupy without emitting electromagnetic radiation. * * *
stationary wave
stationary wave n. STANDING WAVE: also called stationary vibration * * *
stationary wave.
See standing wave. [1895-1900] * * *
stationary bicycle n. See exercise bicycle. * * *
stationary front n. A transition zone between two nearly stationary air masses of different density. * * *
stationary orbit n. A geostationary orbit. * * *
stationary satellite n. An artificial satellite in a synchronous orbit. * * *
stationary wave n. See standing wave. * * *
station break n. An intermission in a radio or television program for identification of the network or station. * * *
/stay"sheuh neuhr/, n. 1. a person who sells the materials used in writing, as paper, pens, pencils, and ink. 2. Archaic. a. a bookseller. b. a publisher. [1350-1400; ME ...
Stationers' Company
a company or guild of the city of London composed of booksellers, printers, dealers in writing materials, etc., incorporated in 1557. * * *
/stay"sheuh ner'ee/, n. 1. writing paper. 2. writing materials, as pens, pencils, paper, and envelopes. [1670-80; STATIONER + -Y3] * * *
station house also sta·tion·house (stāʹshən-hous') n. 1. A police station. 2. A fire station. * * *
/stay"sheuhn mas'teuhr, -mah'steuhr/, n. a person in charge of a railroad station; station agent. [1855-60, Amer.; STATION + MASTER] * * *

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