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Sucre, Antonio José de
▪ South American leader in full  Antonio José de Sucre Alcalá  born Feb. 3, 1795, Cumaná, New Granada [now in Venezuela] died June 4, 1830, Berruecos, Gran Colombia [now ...
Sucre, Antonio Joséde
Su·cre (so͞oʹkrā), Antonio José de. 1795-1830. South American military leader who helped secure independence from Spain and served as the first president of Bolivia ...
sucrose
/sooh"krohs/, n. Chem. a crystalline disaccharide, C12H22O11, the sugar obtained from the sugarcane, the sugar beet, and sorghum, and forming the greater part of maple sugar; ...
sucrosepolyester
sucrose polyester n. A complex synthetic compound of sucrose and fatty acids that the body is unable to digest or absorb, produced commercially as a partial substitute for fats ...
suction
—suctional, adj. /suk"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act, process, or condition of sucking. 2. the force that, by a pressure differential, attracts a substance or object to the region of ...
suction and curettage
Surg. a technique involving extraction of the fetus through a suction tube, used to perform abortions during the early stages of pregnancy. * * *
suction cup
a cup-shaped object of rubber, glass, plastic, etc., which, by producing a partial vacuum, can be made to adhere to or draw something to a surface. * * *
suction lipectomy
the removal of fatty tissue by making a small incision in the skin, loosening the fat layer, and withdrawing it by suction. Cf. lipectomy. [1980-85] * * *
suction pump
a pump for raising water or other fluids by suction, consisting essentially of a vertical cylinder in which a piston works up and down, both the cylinder and the pump having ...
suction stop
Phonet. click (def. 3). [1885-90] * * *
suctioncup
suction cup n. A cup-shaped device, usually of plastic or rubber, designed to adhere to a flat surface by means of suction. * * *
suctioncurettage
suction curettage n. See vacuum aspiration. * * *
suctionlipectomy
suction lipectomy n. See liposuction. * * *
suctionpump
suction pump n. A pump for drawing up a liquid by means of suction produced by a piston drawn through a cylinder. * * *
suctionstop
suction stop n. Linguistics See click. * * *
suctorial
/suk tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. 1. adapted for sucking or suction, as an organ; functioning as a sucker for imbibing or adhering. 2. having sucking organs; imbibing or adhering ...
suctorian
/suk tawr"ee euhn, -tohr"-/, n. 1. a suctorial animal. 2. a protozoan of the class or order Suctoria, which live, as adults, attached by a stalk to the substrate and feed by ...
Sudafed
/sooh"deuh fed'/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of pseudoephedrine. * * *
Sudan
/sooh dan"/, n. 1. a region in N Africa, S of the Sahara and Libyan deserts, extending from the Atlantic to the Red Sea. 2. Republic of the. Formerly, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. a ...
Sudan grass
a sorghum, Sorghum sudanense, introduced into the U.S. from Africa, grown for hay and pasture. [1910-15] * * *
Sudan, flag of The
▪ Flag History       horizontally striped red-white-black national flag with a green hoist triangle. The flag's width-to-length ratio is 1 to 2.       In the ...
Sudan, history of the
Introduction       history of the area from prehistoric and ancient times to the present. Ancient Nubia  The earliest inhabitants of what is now The Sudan can be ...
Sudan, The
officially Republic of the Sudan Country, North Africa. Area: 966,757 sq mi (2,503,890 sq km). Population (2002 est.): 37,090,000. Capital: Khartoum. Muslim Arab ethnic ...
Sudanese
/soohd'n eez", -ees"/, n., pl. Sudanese, adj. n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Sudan. adj. 2. of or pertaining to Sudan or its inhabitants. [1880-85; SUDAN + -ESE] * * *
Sudanic
/sooh dan"ik/, adj. 1. (esp. in former systems of classification) of or pertaining to a residual category of African languages including most of the non-Bantu and non-Hamitic ...
Sudanic languages
      any of the African languages spoken from Ethiopia in the east to Senegal in the west. Unrelated languages were included in the various groupings classified by some ...
sudarium
/sooh dair"ee euhm/, n., pl. sudaria /-dair"ee euh/. 1. (in ancient Rome) a cloth, usually of linen, for wiping the face; handkerchief. 2. (sometimes cap.) veronica1 (def. ...
sudatio
/sooh day"shee oh'/, n., pl. sudationes /-day'shee oh"neez/. (in an ancient Roman bath) a chamber, between the sudatorium and the calidarium, where sweat was removed. [ < L ...
sudatorium
/sooh'deuh tawr"ee euhm, -tohr"-/, n., pl. sudatoria /-tawr"ee euh, -tohr"-/. a hot-air bath for inducing sweating. Also, sudatory. [1750-60; < L sudatorium, n. use of neut. of ...
sudatory
/sooh"deuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj., n., pl. sudatories. adj. 1. pertaining to or causing sweating. 2. pertaining to a sudatorium. n. 3. sudatorium. [1590-1600; < L sudatorius ...
Sudbury
—Sudburian /sud byoor"ee euhn/, adj. /sud"ber'ee, -beuh ree/, n. 1. a city in S Ontario, in S Canada. 97,604. 2. a city in NE Massachusetts. 14,027 * * * ▪ Massachusetts, ...
sudd
/sud/, n. (in the White Nile) floating vegetable matter that often obstructs navigation. [1870-75; < Ar: lit., obstruction] * * *
Sudd, Al-
▪ swamp, The Sudan       swampy lowland region of south-central Sudan (Sudan, The), 200 miles (320 km) wide by 250 miles (400 km) long. It is drained by headstreams of ...
sudden
—suddenly, adv. —suddenness, n. /sud"n/, adj. 1. happening, coming, made, or done quickly, without warning, or unexpectedly: a sudden attack. 2. occurring without transition ...
sudden death
—sudden-death, adj. Sports. an overtime period in which a tied contest is won and play is stopped immediately after one of the contestants scores, as in football, or goes ...
sudden infant death syndrome
Pathol. death from the sudden cessation of breathing (apnea) of a seemingly healthy infant, almost always during sleep, sometimes traceable to a chronic oxygen deficiency. Abbr.: ...
sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
or crib death Unexpected death of an apparently well infant. It occurs almost always during sleep at night and usually at 2–4 months of age. Sleeping facedown and exposure to ...
sudden-death
See sudden death. * * *
suddendeath
sudden death n. Extra play added to determine the winner of a tied game, often with the victory awarded to the first to score.   sudʹden-deathʹ (sŭdʹn-dĕthʹ) adj. * * *
suddeninfant death syndrome
sudden infant death syndrome n. Abbr. SIDS A fatal syndrome that affects sleeping infants under a year old, characterized by a sudden cessation of breathing and thought to be ...
suddenly
See sudden. * * *
suddenness
See suddenly. * * *
Süddeutsche Zeitung
▪ German newspaper (German: “South German  Newspaper”), also called Sz,         daily newspaper published in Munich, considered one of the three most influential ...
Sudermann
/zooh"deuhrdd mahn'/, n. Hermann /herdd"mahn/, 1857-1928, German dramatist and novelist. * * *
Sudermann, Hermann
▪ German writer born Sept. 30, 1857, Matziken, East Prussia [now in Lithuania] died Nov. 21, 1928, Berlin, Ger.  one of the leading writers of the German naturalist ...
Sudeten
/sooh dayt"n/; Ger. /zooh dayt"n/, n. 1. Also, Sudetes /sooh dee"teez/, Czech, Sudety /soo"de ti/. a mountain range in E central Europe, extending along the N boundary of the ...
Sudetenland
/sooh dayt"n land'/; Ger. /zooh dayt"n lahnt'/, n. a mountainous region in the N Czech Republic, including the Sudeten and the Erzgebirge: annexed by Germany 1938; returned to ...
Sudetes
Su·de·tes (so͞o-dēʹtēz) See Sudeten. * * *
Sudetes Mountains
Sudetes Mountains [so͞o dēt′ēz] mountain range along the borders of N Czech Republic & SW Poland: highest peak, 5,259 ft (1,603 m) * * *
Sudirman Range
▪ mountains, Indonesia Indonesian  Pegunungan Sudirman , formerly  Nassau Range        western section of the Maoke Mountain Range, mountains of the central ...
sudoku
▪ number game also known as  Su Doku   popular form of number game. In its simplest and most common configuration, sudoku consists of a 9 × 9 grid with numbers ...
Sudoku-the Addictive Numbers Puzzle
▪ 2007  March 2006 witnessed the first sudoku world championship, in Lucca, Italy. Jana Tylova, a 31-year-old accountant from the Czech Republic, defeated 84 other puzzle ...
Sudoplatov, Pavel Anatolyevich
▪ 1997       Soviet security and intelligence agent who was responsible for political assassinations, including that of Leon Trotsky; Sudoplatov was imprisoned for 15 ...
sudoriferous
—sudoriferousness, n. /sooh'deuh rif"euhr euhs/, adj. bearing or secreting sweat. [1590-1600; < LL sudorifer (L sudor-, s. of sudor sweat (sud(are) to SWEAT + -or- -OR1) + -i- ...
sudorific
/sooh'deuh rif"ik/, adj. 1. causing sweat; diaphoretic. 2. sudoriparous. n. 3. a sudorific agent. [1620-30; < NL sudorificus, equiv. to L sudor-, s. of sudor sweat (see ...
sudoriparous
/sooh'deuh rip"euhr euhs/, adj. producing or secreting sweat. [1850-55; < L sudor sweat (see SUDORIFEROUS) + -I- + -PAROUS] * * *
Sudra
/sooh"dreuh/, n. Shudra. [ < Skt sudra] * * * ▪ Hindu class also spelled  Shudra,  Sanskrit  Śūdra        the fourth and lowest of the traditional varnas, or ...
suds
—sudsable, adj. /sudz/, n. (used with a pl. v.) 1. soapy water. 2. foam; lather. 3. Slang. beer. v.t. 4. to wash with soap or detergent (often fol. by out): to suds out a pair ...
sudser
/sud"zeuhr/, n. Informal. 1. a soap opera. 2. any movie, play, or the like that is designed to provoke a tearful response. [1965-70; SUDS + -ER1] * * *
sudsy
/sud"zee/, adj., sudsier, sudsiest. 1. consisting of, containing, or producing foamy lather. 2. resembling or suggesting suds. 3. Slang. soapy (def. 5). [1865-70, Amer.; SUDS + ...
sue
—suer, n. /sooh/, v., sued, suing. v.t. 1. to institute a process in law against; bring a civil action against: to sue someone for damages. 2. to woo or court. 3. Obs. to make ...
Sue
/sooh/; Fr. /syuu/, n. 1. Eugène /ue zhen"/, (Marie Joseph Sue), 1804-57, French novelist. 2. a female given name, form of Susan, Susanna, Susannah. * * *
Sue Barker
➡ Barker (II) * * *
Sue Lawley
➡ Lawley * * *
Sue Ryder
➡ Ryder * * *
Sue, Eugène
Sue (so͞o, sü), Eugène. Pen name of Marie Joseph Sue. 1804-1857. French writer known for his sensational novels that depict the sordid side of city life, including The ...
Suebi
▪ people also spelled  Suevi,         group of Germanic peoples, including the Marcomanni and Quadi, Hermunduri, Semnones, and Langobardi (Lombards). The Alemanni ...
Sueca
▪ Spain       city, Valencia provincia (province), in the comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) of Valencia, eastern Spain. The city was united to Christian Spain ...
suede
/swayd/, n., v., sueded, sueding. n. 1. kid or other leather finished with a soft, napped surface, on the flesh side or on the outer side after removal of a thin outer layer. 2. ...
sueded
sueded or suèded [swā′did] adj. made to resemble suede * * *
Suenens, Leon Joseph Cardinal
▪ 1997       Belgian prelate who, as a moderator of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), was instrumental in effecting liberal change within the Roman Catholic Church, ...
suer
See sue. * * *
Suess, Eduard
▪ Austrian geologist born Aug. 20, 1831, London, Eng. died April 26, 1914, Vienna, Austria       Austrian geologist who helped lay the basis for paleogeography and ...
suet
—suety, adj. /sooh"it/, n. the hard fatty tissue about the loins and kidneys of beef, sheep, etc., used in cooking or processed to yield tallow. [1350-1400; ME sewet < AF ...
suet pudding
a pudding made of chopped beef suet and flour, boiled or steamed in a cloth, often with other ingredients, as raisins, spices, etc. [1750-60] * * *
Suetonius
/swi toh"nee euhs/, n. (Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus) A.D. 75-150, Roman historian. * * * Latin Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus born AD 69, probably Rome died after 122 Roman ...
Suevian
/sway"vee euhn/, n. 1. a member of an ancient Germanic people of uncertain origin, mentioned in the writings of Caesar and Tacitus. 2. a member of a Germanic people that invaded ...
Suez
/sooh ez", sooh"ez/, n. 1. a seaport in NE Egypt, near the S end of the Suez Canal. 275,000. 2. Gulf of, a NW arm of the Red Sea, W of the Sinai Peninsula. 3. Isthmus of, an ...
Suez Canal
a canal in NE Egypt, cutting across the Isthmus of Suez and connecting the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. 107 mi. (172 km) long. * * * Ship canal, Isthmus of Suez, ...
Suez Crisis
a series of events that took place in 1956 when the Egyptian government nationalized the Suez Canal. The two main owners of the canal, Britain and France, attacked Egypt by air ...
Suez, Gulf of
Northwestern extension of the Red Sea. It is located between Africa and the Sinai Peninsula and is roughly 195 mi (314 km) long and 12–20 mi (19–32 km) wide. Linked to the ...
Suez,Gulf of
Suez, Gulf of An arm of the Red Sea off northeast Egypt west of the Sinai Peninsula. * * *
Suez,Isthmus of
Suez, Isthmus of An isthmus of northeast Egypt connecting Africa and Asia. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the north and the Gulf of Suez on the south. * * *
SuezCanal
Suez Canal A ship canal, about 166 km (103 mi) long, traversing the Isthmus of Suez and linking the Red Sea and the Gulf of Suez with the Mediterranean Sea. Built under the ...
suf
suf or suff abbrev. 1. sufficient 2. suffix * * *
suf-
var. of sub- before f: suffer. * * *
suf.
suffix. Also, suff. * * *
Sufetula
▪ Tunisia modern  Subayṭilah  or  Sbeitla        ancient Roman city 19 miles (31 km) east-northeast of modern Al-Qaṣrayn, Tunisia. Most likely originating as a ...
Suff.
1. Suffolk. 2. suffragan. * * *
suff.
1. sufficient. 2. suffix. * * *
suffer
—sufferable, adj. —sufferableness, n. —sufferably, adv. —sufferer, n. /suf"euhr/, v.i. 1. to undergo or feel pain or distress: The patient is still suffering. 2. to ...
sufferable
sufferable [suf′ərə bəl] adj. that can be suffered, endured, or allowed sufferably adv. * * * suf·fer·a·ble (sŭfʹər-ə-bəl, sŭfʹrə-) adj. Possible to suffer, ...
sufferableness
See sufferable. * * *
sufferably
See sufferableness. * * *
sufferance
/suf"euhr euhns, suf"reuhns/, n. 1. passive permission resulting from lack of interference; tolerance, esp. of something wrong or illegal (usually prec. by on or by). 2. capacity ...
sufferer
See suffer. * * *
suffering
—sufferingly, adv. /suf"euhr ing, suf"ring/, n. 1. the state of a person or thing that suffers. 2. Often, sufferings. something suffered by a person or a group of people; pain: ...
sufferingly
See sufferer. * * *
Suffern
/suf"euhrn/, n. a town in SE New York. 10,794. * * *
sufficiency
/seuh fish"euhn see/, n. 1. the state or fact of being sufficient; adequacy. 2. a sufficient number or amount; enough. 3. adequate provision or supply, esp. of wealth. [1485-95; ...
sufficient
—sufficiently, adv. /seuh fish"euhnt/, adj. 1. adequate for the purpose; enough: sufficient proof; sufficient protection. 2. Logic. (of a condition) such that its existence ...
sufficient condition
sufficient condition n. 1. Logic an antecedent whose validity entails the validity of the consequent 2. something whose existence or occurrence by itself guarantees that a given ...
sufficient reason, principle of
▪ philosophy       in the philosophy of the 17th- and 18th-century philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm), an explanation to account for the ...
sufficiently
See sufficient. * * *
suffix
—suffixal /suf"ik seuhl, seuh fik"-/, adj. —suffixation /suf'ik say"sheuhn/, suffixion /seuh fik"sheuhn/, n. n. /suf"iks/; v. /suf"iks, seuh fiks"/, n. 1. Gram. an affix that ...
suffixal
See suffix. * * *
suffixally
See suffixal. * * *
suffixation
See suffixal. * * *
suffixion
See suffixal. * * *
sufflate
—sufflation, n. /seuh flayt"/, v.t., sufflated, sufflating. to inflate. [1610-20; < L sufflatus (ptp. of sufflare to blow from below, blow up, inflate), equiv. to suf- SUF- + ...
suffocate
—suffocatingly, adv. —suffocation, n. —suffocative, adj. /suf"euh kayt'/, v., suffocated, suffocating. v.t. 1. to kill by preventing the access of air to the blood through ...
suffocatingly
See suffocate. * * *
suffocation
See suffocatingly. * * *       the stoppage or impeding of respiration, as by strangulation, choking on food, or other exclusion of oxygenated air. See asphyxia. * * *
suffocative
See suffocatingly. * * *
Suffolk
/suf"euhk/, n. 1. a county in E England. 570,000; 1470 sq. mi. (3805 sq. km). 2. one of an English breed of sheep having a black face and legs, noted for mutton of high ...
Suffolk Coastal
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       district, administrative and historic county of Suffolk, eastern England, occupying an area that borders the North Sea to the ...
Suffolk Punch
n a breed of British carthorse (= a large strong horse, bred for pulling heavy carts and farm equipment). It is smaller than other carthorses, and usually a reddish-brown ...
Suffolk Resolves
▪ United States history [1774]       (Sept. 9, 1774), in U.S. colonial history, most famous of many meetings vigorously protesting the Intolerable Acts enacted by the ...
Suffolk, Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of, Viscount Lisle
▪ English courtier born c. 1484 died Aug. 24, 1545, Guildford, Surrey, Eng.       brother-in-law of the English king Henry VIII and a prominent courtier during his ...
Suffolk, Henry Grey, duke of, 3rd marquess of Dorset, Lord Ferrers of Groby, Lord Harington, Lord Bonville
▪ English noble born c. 1517 died Feb. 23, 1554, London       father of Lady Jane Grey; his opposition to Queen Mary I of England and his role in Sir Thomas Wyatt ...
Suffolk, Robert de Ufford, 1st Earl of, Lord Ufford
▪ English soldier and statesman born Aug. 9/10, 1298 died Nov. 4, 1369       leading English soldier and statesman during the reign of Edward III of ...
Suffolk, Thomas Howard, 1st earl of
born Aug. 24, 1561 died May 28, 1626, London, Eng. English naval officer and politician. Son of the 4th duke of Norfolk, Howard held naval commands and distinguished himself in ...
Suffolk, Thomas Howard, 1st earl of, Lord Howard Of Walden
▪ English commander born Aug. 24, 1561 died May 28, 1626, London, Eng.       an English commander during the attack of the Spanish Armada and in other forays against ...
Suffolk, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of, Marquess Of Suffolk, Earl Of Pembroke, Earl Of Suffolk
▪ English military officer born Oct. 16, 1396, Cotton, Suffolk, Eng. died May 2, 1450, near Dover, Kent       English military commander and statesman who from 1443 to ...
Suffr.
suffragan. * * *
suffragan
/suf"reuh geuhn/, adj. 1. assisting or auxiliary to, as applied to any bishop in relation to the archbishop or metropolitan who is his superior, or as applied to an assistant or ...
suffraganship
See suffragan. * * *
suffrage
/suf"rij/, n. 1. the right to vote, esp. in a political election. 2. a vote given in favor of a proposed measure, candidate, or the like. 3. Eccles. a prayer, esp. a short ...
suffragette
—suffragettism, n. /suf'reuh jet"/, n. a woman advocate of female suffrage. [1900-05; SUFFRAGE + -ETTE] Usage. See -ette. * * *
suffragettes
The US has had major campaigns to win suffrage (= the right to vote in political elections) for two groups of people: women and African Americans. But the word suffrage is more ...
suffragettism
See suffragette. * * *
suffragism
See suffragist. * * *
suffragist
—suffragism, n. —suffragistically, adv. /suf"reuh jist/, n. an advocate of the grant or extension of political suffrage, esp. to women. [1815-25; SUFFRAGE + -IST] * * *
suffragists
➡ suffragettes * * *
Suffren de Saint-Tropez, Pierre André de
▪ French admiral born July 13, 1729, Saint-Cannat, France died Dec. 8, 1788, Paris       French admiral, noted for his daring tactics, who fought the British in Indian ...
suffrutescent
/suf'roo tes"euhnt/, adj. partially or slightly woody; subshrubby. [1810-20; < NL suffrutescent- (s. of suffrutescens), equiv. to L suf- SUF- + NL frut- (shortened s. of L frutex ...
suffruticose
/seuh frooh"ti kohs'/, adj. woody at the base and herbaceous above. [1785-95; < NL suffruticosus, equiv. to L suf- SUF- + frutic- (s. of frutex shrub, bush) + -osus -OSE1] * * *
suffumigate
—suffumigation, n. /seuh fyooh"mi gayt'/, v.t., suffumigated, suffumigating. to fumigate from below; apply fumes or smoke to. [1580-90; < L suffumigatus; see SUF-, FUMIGATE] * ...
suffuse
—suffusedly /seuh fyoohzd"lee, -fyooh"zid-/, adv. —suffusion /seuh fyooh"zheuhn/, n. —suffusive /seuh fyooh"siv/, adj. /seuh fyoohz"/, v.t., suffused, suffusing. to ...
suffusion
See suffuse. * * *
suffusive
See suffusion. * * *
Sufi
/sooh"fee/, n., pl. Sufis. 1. a member of an ascetic, mystical Muslim sect. adj. 2. of or pertaining to Sufis or Sufism. [ < Ar Sufi, perh. equiv. to suf wool + -i suffix of ...
Sufic
See Sufi. * * *
Sufism
—Sufistic, adj. /sooh"fiz euhm/, n. the ascetic and mystical system of the Sufis. Also, Sufiism /sooh"fee iz'euhm/. [1810-20; SUFI + -ISM] * * * Mystical movement within Islam ...
Sufistic
See Sufic. * * *
sug-
var. of sub- before g: suggest. * * *
sugar
—sugarless, adj. —sugarlike, adj. /shoog"euhr/, n. 1. a sweet, crystalline substance, C12H22O11, obtained chiefly from the juice of the sugarcane and the sugar beet, and ...
Sugar Act
Amer. Hist. a law passed by the British Parliament in 1764 raising duties on foreign refined sugar imported by the colonies so as to give British sugar growers in the West Indies ...
sugar apple
sweetsop. [1730-40] * * *
sugar basin
Brit. See sugar bowl. [1850-55] * * *
sugar beet
a beet, Beta vulgaris, having a white root, cultivated for the sugar it yields. [1810-20] * * * Variety of beet (Beta vulgaris) that accounts for about two-fifths of global ...
sugar bowl
a small bowl, usually having a cover, for serving granulated sugar or sugar cubes. [1765-75, Amer.] * * * ▪ American football game  postseason American collegiate gridiron ...
Sugar Bowl Table
▪ Table Sugar Bowl season result 1934–35 Tulane 20 Temple 14 1935–36 Texas Christian   3 Louisiana State   2 1936–37 Santa Clara 21 Louisiana ...
sugar camp
Chiefly North Midland U.S., esp. Indiana and Ohio. a grove of sugar maples. [1770-80, Amer.] * * *
sugar candy
1. a confection made by boiling pure sugar until it hardens. 2. a person or thing that is pleasing. [1350-1400; ME] * * *
sugar cane
sugar cane n. a very tall, perennial, tropical grass (Saccharum officinarum) cultivated as the main source of sugar * * *
sugar corn.
See sweet corn. * * *
sugar daddy
Informal. a wealthy, middle-aged man who spends freely on a young woman in return for her companionship or intimacy. [1915-20] * * *
sugar diabetes
sugar diabetes n. nontechnical term for DIABETES MELLITUS * * *
sugar glider
a gliding possum, Petaurus breviceps, inhabiting open forests of New Guinea, Tasmania, and Australia. * * *
sugar grove
sugarbush (def. 2). [1785-95, Amer.] * * *
sugar loaf
sugar loaf n. 1. a conical mass of crystallized sugar 2. a similarly shaped hill, mountain, etc. * * * ▪ mountain, Brazil Portuguese  Pão De Açúcar, ...
Sugar Loaf Mountain
Sugar Loaf Mountain granite mountain at the entrance to the harbor of Rio de Janeiro: 1,296 ft (395 m) * * *
sugar maple
—sugar-maple, adj. any of several maples having a sweet sap, esp. Acer saccharum (the state tree of New York, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin), having a short trunk and ...
sugar of lead
/led/, Chem. See lead acetate. [1655-65] * * *
sugar of milk
lactose. [1745-55] * * *
sugar orchard
Chiefly New England and South Midland U.S. sugarbush (def. 2). [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
sugar palm
gomuti (def. 1). * * *
sugar pea.
See snow pea. [1700-10] * * *
sugar pine
a tall pine, Pinus lambertiana, of California, Oregon, etc., having cones 20 in. (51 cm) long. [1840-50, Amer.] * * *
Sugar Puffs{™}
n [pl] a well-known breakfast food, made by the Quaker Oats Company. It consists of small pieces of crisp wheat covered in sugar, and is eaten with milk. Its most famous ...
sugar sifter.
See berry spoon. * * *
sugar snap pea
sugar snap pea n. a variety of tall pea plant with thick, edible pods containing large smooth peas * * *
sugar snap pea.
See snap pea. [1975-80] * * *
sugar sorghum
sorgo. * * *
sugar spoon
a small spoon for serving granulated sugar, resembling but having a wider bowl than a teaspoon. [1700-10] * * *
sugar tongs
small tongs used for serving cubed sugar. [1700-10] * * *
sugar tree
Chiefly South Midland U.S. a sugar maple. [1695-1705, Amer.] * * *
sugar-candy
/shoog"euhr kan'dee/, adj. 1. excessively sweet; saccharine: sugar-candy stories in family magazines. 2. pertaining to or characteristic of someone or something that is ...
sugar-cured
☆ sugar-cured [shoog′ərkyoord΄ ] adj. treated with a pickling preparation of sugar, salt, and nitrate or nitrite, as ham, bacon, etc. * * * sug·ar-cured ...
sugar-free
/shoog"euhr free"/, adj. containing no sugar: a sugar-free cola. * * *
sugar-loaf
/shoog"euhr lohf'/, adj. resembling a sugar-loaf. Also, sugar-loafed. [1600-10] * * *
sugar-tit
/shoog"euhr tit'/, n. a piece of cloth containing moist sugar, wrapped to resemble a nipple and used to pacify an infant. Also, sugar-teat /shoog"euhr teet'/. [1840-50] * * *
sugarapple
sugar apple n. See sweetsop. * * *
sugarbeet
sugar beet n. A form of the common beet (Beta vulgaris) having fleshy white roots from which sugar is obtained. * * *
sugarberry
/shoog"euhr ber'ee/, n., pl. sugarberries. a hackberry, Celtis laevigata, of the southern U.S. [1830-40, Amer.; SUGAR + BERRY] * * *
sugarbird
/shoog"euhr berrd'/, n. any of various honeycreepers that feed on nectar. [1680-90; SUGAR + BIRD] * * *
sugarbush
/shoog"euhr boosh'/, n. 1. an evergreen shrub, Rhus ovata, of the cashew family, native to the desert regions of the southwestern U.S., having light yellow flowers in short, ...
sugarcane
/shoog"euhr kayn'/, n. a tall grass, Saccharum officinarum, of tropical and warm regions, having a stout, jointed stalk, and constituting the chief source of sugar. Also, ...
sugarcane borer
the larva of the pyralid moth, Diatraea saccharalis, a serious pest of sugarcane, corn, rice, and sorghums. [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
sugarcoat
/shoog"euhr koht'/, v.t. 1. to cover with sugar: to sugarcoat a pill. 2. to make (something difficult or distasteful) appear more pleasant or acceptable: There was no way to ...
sugarcoating
/shoog"euhr koh'ting/, n. 1. the act or process of covering something with sugar. 2. a coating or layer of sugar or a sugary substance. 3. a thing used to make something else ...
sugarcorn
sugar corn n. See sweet corn. * * *
sugardaddy
sugar daddy n. Slang A wealthy, usually older man who gives expensive gifts to a young person in return for sexual favors or companionship. * * *
sugardiabetes
sugar diabetes n. Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. * * *
sugared
/shoog"euhrd/, adj. 1. covered, mixed, or sweetened with sugar. 2. sweetened as if with sugar; made agreeable; honeyed, as words, speech, etc. [1325-75; ME sugred. See SUGAR, ...
sugarer
See sugar. * * *
sugarhouse
/shoog"euhr hows'/, n., pl. sugarhouses /-how'ziz/. a shed or other building where maple syrup or maple sugar is made. [1590-1600; SUGAR + HOUSE] * * *
sugariness
See sugary. * * *
sugaringoff
sug·ar·ing off (sho͝ogʹər-ĭng) n. 1. The process or an instance of boiling down maple sap to yield maple syrup and maple sugar. 2. An informal social gathering in which the ...
sugarless
sugarless [shoog′ərlis] adj. having no sugar; specif., prepared with synthetic sweeteners * * * sug·ar·less (sho͝ogʹər-lĭs) adj. 1. Containing no sugar. 2. Sweetened ...
sugarloaf
/shoog"euhr lohf'/, n., pl. sugarloaves /-lohvz'/. 1. a large, usually conical loaf or mass of hard refined sugar: the common form of household sugar until the mid-19th ...
Sugarloaf Mountain
a mountain in SE Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, at the entrance to Guanabara Bay. 1280 ft. (390 m). Portuguese, Pão de Açúcar. * * *
SugarloafMountain
Sug·ar·loaf Mountain (sho͝ogʹər-lōf') A rocky peak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the entrance to Guanabara Bay. An aerial railroad leads to the summit, 395.3 m (1,296 ft) ...
sugarmaple
sugar maple n. 1. An eastern North American maple tree (Acer saccharum) having sap that is the source of maple syrup and maple sugar and variously grained hard wood used in ...
sugarof lead
sugar of lead (lĕd) n. See lead acetate. * * *
sugarof milk
sugar of milk n. Lactose. * * *
sugarorchard
sugar orchard n. See sugar bush. * * *
sugarpea
sugar pea n. A variety of snow pea cultivated for the sweetness of its crisp edible pods. * * *
sugarpine
sugar pine n. A tall evergreen timber tree (Pinus lambertiana) of the Pacific coast of North America, having needles with white lines on the back that are grouped in fascicles of ...
sugarplum
/shoog"euhr plum'/, n. a small sweetmeat made of sugar with various flavoring and coloring ingredients; a bonbon. [1600-10; SUGAR + PLUM1] * * *
sugarplum tree
▪ plant       (Lagunaria patersoni), plant of the mallow family (Malvaceae), native to Australia and grown in warm temperate regions as an ornamental. Because of its ...
sugary
—sugariness, n. /shoog"euh ree/, adj. 1. of, containing, or resembling sugar. 2. sweet; excessively sweet. 3. honeyed; cloying; deceitfully agreeable: sugary words of ...
Sugawara Michizane
born 845, Japan died March 26, 903, Dazaifu Japanese scholar of Chinese literature during the Heian period, later deified as Tenjin, patron of scholarship and literature. He ...
Suger
born 1081, near Paris died Jan. 13, 1151 Abbot of Saint-Denis and adviser to Louis VI and Louis VII. A peasant boy educated at the abbey of Saint-Denis, he was a schoolmate and ...
suggest
—suggestedness, n. —suggester, n. —suggestingly, adv. /seuhg jest", seuh-/, v.t. 1. to mention or introduce (an idea, proposition, plan, etc.) for consideration or possible ...
suggester
See suggest. * * *
suggestibility
sug·gest·i·bil·i·ty (səg-jĕs'tə-bĭlʹĭ-tē, sə-jĕs'-) n. Responsiveness or susceptibility to suggestion. * * *
suggestible
—suggestibility, suggestibleness, n. —suggestibly, adv. /seuhg jes"teuh beuhl, seuh-/, adj. 1. subject to or easily influenced by suggestion. 2. that may be ...
suggestion
/seuhg jes"cheuhn, seuh-/, n. 1. the act of suggesting. 2. the state of being suggested. 3. something suggested, as a piece of advice: We made the suggestion that she resign. 4. ...
suggestive
—suggestively, adv. —suggestiveness, n. /seuhg jes"tiv, seuh-/, adj. 1. that suggests; referring to other thoughts, persons, etc.: His recommendation was suggestive of his ...
suggestively
See suggestive. * * *
suggestiveness
See suggestively. * * *
Suggs, Louise
▪ American golfer in full  Mae Louise Suggs  born Sept. 7, 1923, Lithia Springs, Ga., U.S.       American golfer who served three times as president of the Ladies ...
sugh
/soohkh, soohf, sooh/, n., v.t. Scot. sough2. * * *
sugi
/sooh"gee/, n., pl. sugi, sugis. See Japan cedar. [ < Japn] * * *
Sugimoto, Hiroshi
▪ 2003       In 2002 Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto had his first major solo exhibition in the U.K. as part of the annual Edinburgh International Festival. ...
Ṣuḥār
▪ Oman also spelled  Sohār         town and port, northern Oman. It is situated about 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Muscat on the Al-Bāṭinah coast of the Gulf ...
Suharto
/sooh hahr"toh/, n. born 1921, Indonesian army officer and political leader: president since 1968. Also, Soeharto. * * * born June 8, 1921, Kemusu Argamulja, Java, Dutch East ...
Suharto, Siti Hartinah
▪ 1997       ("IBU TIEN"), Javanese-born wife of Indonesian President Suharto who was his trusted confident and, though never overtly involved in politics, was ...
Sühbaatar
▪ Mongolia also spelled  Süchbaatar  or  Sükhbaatar        town, northern Mongolia, situated about 160 miles (260 km) north-northwest of the capital Ulaanbaatar ...
Sühbaatar, Damdiny
▪ Mongolian leader Sühbaatar also spelled  Sükhbaatar , or  Sukebator  born February 2, 1893, Tsetsen-Khan, Mongolia died February 22, 1923, Urga [now ...
Suhl
▪ Germany  city, Thuringia Land (state), central Germany, situated on the Lauter River in the Thüringer Forest. First mentioned in 1239, it was chartered in 1527. In 1815 it ...
Suhrawardī, al-
in full Shihāb al-Dīn Yaḥyā ibn Ḥabash ibn Amīrak al-Suhrawardī or al-Maqtūl born с 1155, Suhraward, Iran died 1191, Aleppo, Syria Muslim theologian and ...
Suhrawardī, as-
▪ Persian mystic in full  Shihāb ad-Dīn Yaḥyā ibn Ḥabash ibn Amīrak as-Suhrawardī,  also called  al-Maqtūl or Shaykh al-Ishrāq  born c. 1155, Suhraward, near ...
Suhrawardīyah
▪ Ṣūfī order       Muslim order of mystics (Ṣūfīs) noted for the severity of its spiritual discipline, founded in Baghdad by Abū Najīb as-Suhrawardī and ...
Sui
/swee/, n. a dynasty ruling in China A.D. 589-618. * * * ▪ Pakistan       town, Balochistān province, southern Pakistan, located northeast of Jacobābād. It rose to ...
Sui dynasty
(581–618) Short-lived Chinese dynasty that unified northern and southern China after centuries of division. Under the Sui, the cultural and artistic renaissance that was to ...
sui generis
/soo"i ge"ne rddis/; Eng. /sooh"uy jen"euhr is, sooh"ee/, Latin. of his, her, its, or their own kind; unique. * * *
sui juris
/sooh"uy joor"is, sooh"ee/, Law. capable of managing one's affairs or assuming legal responsibility. Cf. alieni juris. [1605-15; < L sui juris of one's own right] * * *
suiboku-ga
▪ Japanese painting style also called  Sumi-e,    Japanese monochrome ink painting, a technique first developed in China during the Sung dynasty (960–1274) and taken to ...
suicidal
—suicidally, adv. /sooh'euh suyd"l/, adj. 1. pertaining to, involving, or suggesting suicide. 2. tending or leading to suicide. 3. foolishly or rashly dangerous: He drives at a ...
suicidally
See suicidal. * * *
suicide
/sooh"euh suyd'/, n., v., suicided, suiciding. n. 1. the intentional taking of one's own life. 2. destruction of one's own interests or prospects: Buying that house was financial ...
suicide clause
a clause in a life-insurance policy stating that the insurer is required to pay only the reserve or the total premiums paid if the policyholder should commit suicide within a ...
suicide machine
a device designed to permit a terminally ill person to commit suicide, as by the automatic injection of a lethal drug. [1985-90] * * *
suicide pact
an agreement between two or more people to commit suicide together. [1910-15] * * *
suicide squeeze.
See squeeze play (def. 1a). Also called suicide squeeze play. * * *
suicide tree
▪ tree       tropical tree found in old-growth forests from Costa Rica to northern Colombia and named for its imminent demise after fruiting. Mature trees are ...
suicidewatch
suicide watch n. A procedural tour of duty in a prison in which guards frequently check the cells of inmates suspected of suicidal tendencies. * * *
suicidologist
See suicidology. * * *
suicidology
—suicidologist, n. /sooh'euh suy dol"euh jee/, n. the study of the causes and prevention of suicide. [1925-30; SUICIDE + -O- + -LOGY] * * *
suid
▪ hoofed mammal  any member of the family Suidae, hoofed mammals, order Artiodactyla, including the wild and domestic pigs. Suids are stout animals with small eyes and ...
suigeneris
su·i ge·ne·ris (so͞oʹī' jĕnʹər-ĭs, so͞oʹē) adj. Being the only example of its kind; unique: “sui generis works like Mary Chesnut's Civil War diary” (Linda Orr). ...
suijuris
sui ju·ris (jo͝orʹĭs) adj. Law Capable of managing one's own affairs.   [Latin suī iūris: suī, of one's own + iūris, genitive of iūs, right, law.] * * *
Suiko
▪ empress of Japan in full  Suiko Tennō   born 554, Yamato, Japan died April 15, 628, Yamato       first reigning empress of Japan in recorded history, the wife of ...
suimate
/sooh"uy mayt', sooh"ee-/, n. Chess. self-mate. [1865-70; < L sui of oneself + MATE1] * * *
suint
/sooh"int, swint/, n. the natural grease of the wool of sheep, consisting of a mixture of fatty matter and potassium salts, used as a source of potash and in the preparation of ...
Suir, River
River, southeastern Ireland. It rises in northern County Tipperary and flows south and east. It is joined by the Barrow and the Nore before entering Waterford Harbour 114 mi ...
Suisse
/swees/, n. French name of Switzerland. * * *
Suisun City
/seuh soohn"/ a town in central California. 11,087. * * *
suit
—suitlike, adj. /sooht/, n. 1. a set of clothing, armor, or the like, intended for wear together. 2. a set of men's garments of the same color and fabric, consisting of ...
suit-dress
/sooht"dres'/, n. a costume ensemble for women, consisting of a dress and matching coat or jacket. * * *


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