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stations of the cross
Eccles. a series of 14 representations of successive incidents from the Passion of Christ, each with a wooden cross, or a series of wooden crosses alone, set up in a church, or ...
Stationsof the Cross
Sta·tions of the Cross (stāʹshənz) pl.n. Roman Catholic Church 1. A devotion consisting of prayers and meditations before each of 14 crosses or images set up in a church or ...
station wagon n. An automobile having an extended interior with a third seat or luggage platform and a tailgate.   [Originally a covered wagon used to convey passengers from a ...
/stay"tiz euhm/, n. 1. the principle or policy of concentrating extensive economic, political, and related controls in the state at the cost of individual liberty. 2. support of ...
statist1 /stay"tist/, n. 1. an advocate of statism. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a statist or statism. [1575-85; STATE + -IST] statist2 /stat"ist/, ...
/steuh tis"tik/, n. Statistics. a numerical fact or datum, esp. one computed from a sample. [1780-90; < NL statisticus. See STATUS, -ISTIC] * * *
—statistically, adv. /steuh tis"ti keuhl/, adj. of, pertaining to, consisting of, or based on statistics. [1590-1600; STATISTIC(S) + -AL1] * * *
statistical independence
Statistics. the condition or state of events or values of being statistically independent. Also called stochastic independence. * * *
statistical mechanics
Physics, Chem. (used with a sing. v.) the science that deals with average properties of the molecules, atoms, or elementary particles in random motion in a system of many such ...
See statistical. * * *
statistically independent
Statistics. (of events or values) having the probability of their joint occurrence equal to the product of their individual probabilities. Also, independent, stochastically ...
/stat'i stish"euhn/, n. an expert in or compiler of statistics. Also, statist. [1815-25; STATIST(ICS) + -ICIAN] * * *
/steuh tis"tiks/, n. 1. (used with a sing. v.) the science that deals with the collection, classification, analysis, and interpretation of numerical facts or data, and that, by ...
/stay"shee euhs/, n. Publius Papinius /pub"lee euhs peuh pin"ee euhs/, A.D. c45-c96, Roman poet. * * * ▪ Roman poet in full  Publius Papinius Statius  born AD 45, Neapolis, ...
/stay"tiv/, adj. Gram. (of a verb) expressing a state or condition, as like, want, or believe, and usually used in simple, not progressive, tenses: I liked them. I want some. I ...
/stat"leuhr/, n. Ellsworth Milton, 1863-1928, U.S. hotel-chain developer. * * *
Statler, Ellsworth Milton
▪ American businessman born Oct. 26, 1863, Somerset County, Pa., U.S. died April 16, 1928, New York City       U.S. hotel owner, founder of the Statler ...
stato- pref. 1. Resting; remaining: statoblast. 2. Equilibrium; balance: statocyst.   [From Greek statos, standing, placed. See stā-. * * *
/stat"euh blast'/, n. Zool. (in certain bryozoans) an asexually produced group of cells encased in a chitinous covering that can survive unfavorable conditions, as freezing or ...
/stat"euh sist'/, n. Zool. (in certain invertebrates) a sense organ consisting of a sac enclosing sensory hairs and particles of sand, lime, etc., that functions in maintaining ...
/stat"ohm'/, n. Elect. the electrostatic unit of resistance, equivalent to 8.9876 × 1011 ohms and equal to the resistance in a conductor in which one statvolt of potential ...
—statolithic, adj. /stat"l ith/, n. 1. Zool. any of the granules of lime, sand, etc., contained within a statocyst. 2. Bot. an inclusion, as a starch grain, that by a change in ...
/stay"teuhr/, n. 1. Elect., Mach. a portion of a machine that remains fixed with respect to rotating parts, esp. the collection of stationary parts in the magnetic circuits of a ...
/stat"euh skohp'/, n. 1. an aneroid barometer for registering minute variations of atmospheric pressure. 2. Aeron. an instrument for detecting a small rate of rise or fall of an ...
stats [stats] pl.n. [Informal] short for STATISTICS * * *
/stach"ooh er'ee/, n., pl. statuaries, adj. n. 1. statues collectively. 2. a group or collection of statues. adj. 3. of, pertaining to, or suitable for statues. [1535-45; < L ...
—statuelike, adj. /stach"ooh/, n. a three-dimensional work of art, as a representational or abstract form, carved in stone or wood, molded in a plastic material, cast in ...
Statue of Liberty
1. a large copper statue, on Liberty Island, in New York harbor, depicting a woman holding a burning torch: designed by F. A. Bartholdi and presented to the U.S. by France; ...
Statue of Liberty National Monument
National monument, Liberty Island (formerly Bedloe's Island), New York Harbor, New York, U.S. Covering 58 ac (23 ha), it includes the colossal statue Liberty Enlightening the ...
/stach"oohd/, adj. having or ornamented with statues: a statued avenue. [1800-10; STATUE + -ED3] * * *
—statuesquely, adv. —statuesqueness, n. /stach'ooh esk"/, adj. like or suggesting a statue, as in massive or majestic dignity, grace, or beauty. [1825-35; STATUE + -ESQUE] * ...
See statuesque. * * *
/stach'ooh et"/, n. a small statue. [1835-45; < F; see STATUE, -ETTE] * * *
/stach"euhr/, n. 1. the height of a human or animal body. 2. the height of any object. 3. degree of development attained; level of achievement: a minister of great ...
/stach"euhrd/, adj. of or having a stature of a certain kind (usually used in combination): the short-statured inhabitants of the Malay Peninsula. [1600-10; STATURE + -ED3] * * *
/stay"teuhs, stat"euhs/, n. 1. the position of an individual in relation to another or others, esp. in regard to social or professional standing. 2. state or condition of ...
status group
Sociol. a social stratum sharing the same lifestyle or occupation and having the same level of prestige. [1905-10] * * *
status quo
/kwoh/ the existing state or condition. Also called status in quo. [1825-35; < L status quo lit., state in which] * * *
status quo ante
status quo ante [an′tē] n. 〚L〛 the state of affairs existing prior to a given event * * *
status symbol
an object, habit, etc., by which the social or economic status of the possessor may be judged. * * *
status Indian n. Canadian A federally registered member of a band or First Nation, having special status under Canadian law. See Usage Note at First Nation. * * *
status quo (kwō) n. The existing condition or state of affairs.   [Latin status quō, state in which : status, state + quō, in which, ablative of quī, which.] * * *
status symbol n. Something, such as a possession or an activity, by which one's social or economic prestige is measured. * * *
statusy or status-y [stat′əs ē, stāt′əs ē] adj. Informal revealing, conferring, or having high status, or prestige [statusy cars, designer labels, or vacation spots] * * ...
/stach"oo teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. (of an offense) recognized by statute; legally punishable. 2. prescribed, authorized, or permitted by statute: the statutable age of a ...
/stach"ooht, -oot/, n. 1. Law. a. an enactment made by a legislature and expressed in a formal document. b. the document in which such an enactment is expressed. 2. Internat. ...
statute book
a book containing the laws enacted by the legislature of a state or nation. [1585-95] * * *
statute labour
▪ law       unpaid work on public projects that is required by law. Under the Roman Empire, certain classes of the population owed personal services to the state or to ...
statute law
statute law n. law established by a legislative body * * * ➡ British Constitution * * *
statute law.
See statutory law. [1605-15] * * *
statute mile
mile (def. 1). [1860-65] * * *
statute of limitations
Law. a statute defining the period within which legal action may be taken. [1760-70] * * *
statute law n. A law established by legislative enactment. * * *
statute mile n. See mile. * * *
statuteof limitations
statute of limitations n. pl. statutes of limitations A statute setting a time limit on legal action in certain cases. * * *
Statuto Albertino
▪ Italian constitution       (March 4, 1848), constitution granted to his subjects by King Charles Albert of Piedmont-Sardinia; when Italy was unified under ...
See statutory. * * *
—statutorily, adv. /stach"oo tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a statute. 2. prescribed or authorized by statute. 3. conforming to statute. 4. ...
statutory company
➡ companies * * *
statutory crime.
See statutory offense. * * *
statutory law
the written law established by enactments expressing the will of the legislature, as distinguished from the unwritten law or common law. Also called statute law. [1875-80] * * *
statutory offense
Law. a wrong punishable under a statute, rather than at common law. Also called statutory crime. [1930-35] * * *
statutory rape
U.S. Law. sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of consent, which age varies in different states. [1930-35] * * *
statutory sick pay
n [U] (abbr SSP) (in Britain) money that employers must pay their employees when they cannot work because of illness. Employers must pay this, by law, for up to 28 weeks. If the ...
statutory offense n. A legal offense declared by statute. * * *
statutory rape n. Sexual relations with a person who has not reached the statutory age of consent. * * *
/stat"vohlt'/, n. Elect. the electrostatic unit of electromotive force or potential difference, approximately equivalent to 300 volts and equal to the electromotive force or ...
Staubach, Roger
▪ American athlete in full  Roger Thomas Staubach   born February 5, 1942, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.    American collegiate and professional gridiron football quarterback who ...
Staubach, Roger (Thomas)
born Feb. 5, 1942, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. U.S. football player. He compiled a notable record at the U.S. Naval Academy (1962–65), where he made All-American and won the ...
Staubach,Roger Thomas
Stau·bach (stôʹbăk'), Roger Thomas. Born 1942. American football player. As quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys (1969-1979), he led the National Football League in passing ...
/shtow"ding euhrdd/, n. Hermann /herdd"mahn/, 1881-1965, German chemist: Nobel prize 1953. * * *
Staudinger, Hermann
▪ German chemist born March 23, 1881, Worms, Germany died September 8, 1965, Freiburg im Breisgau, West Germany [now Germany]  German chemist who won the 1953 Nobel Prize for ...
Staudt, Karl Georg Christian von
▪ German mathematician born Jan. 24, 1798, Imperial Free City of Rothenburg [now Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany] died June 1, 1867, Erlangen, Bavaria       German ...
Stauffenberg, Claus, Graf (count) Schenk von
▪ German military officer born November 15, 1907, Jettingen, Germany died July 20, 1944, Berlin  German army officer who, as the chief conspirator of the July Plot, carried ...
/stam"reuhl, stawm"-/, Scot. adj. 1. stupid; half-witted. n. 2. a stupid person. Also, stammrel, staumeral /stam"reuhl, stam"euh reuhl, stawm"reuhl, staw"meuh reuhl/. [1780-90; ...
staunch1 /stawnch/, v.t., v.i., n. stanch1. staunch2 /stawnch, stahnch/, adj., stauncher, staunchest. 1. firm or steadfast in principle, adherence, loyalty, etc., as a person: a ...
See staunch1. * * *
See staunchly. * * *
Stauning, Thorvald
▪ prime minister of Denmark born Oct. 26, 1873, Copenhagen, Den. died May 3, 1942, Copenhagen  Danish Social Democratic statesman who as prime minister (1924–26, ...
/stan"tn/, n. a city in N Virginia. 21,857. * * * ▪ Virginia, United States       city, seat (1738), of Augusta county (though administratively independent of it), ...
Staunton, Howard
▪ British chess player born 1810 died June 22, 1874, London, England       British chess master who was considered to be the world's leading player in the 1840s. In ...
Staupers, Mabel (Keaton)
orig. Mabel Doyle born Feb. 27, 1890, Barbados, West Indies died Nov. 29, 1989, Washington, D.C., U.S Caribbean-born U.S. nurse and executive. She joined two physicians to ...
Staupers, Mabel Keaton
▪ American nurse and executive née  Doyle  born February 27, 1890, Barbados, West Indies died November 29, 1989, Washington, D.C., U.S.       Caribbean-American ...
Staupitz, Johann von
▪ German clergyman born 1468/69, Motterwitz, near Leisnig, Wettin Lands [Germany] died Dec. 28, 1524, Salzburg, Austria       vicar-general of the German Augustinians ...
—staurolitic /stawr'euh lit"ik/, adj. /stawr"euh luyt'/, n. a mineral, basic iron aluminum silicate, Fe2Al2O7(SiO4)4(OH), occurring in brown to black prismatic crystals, which ...
See staurolite. * * *
—stauropegial /stav'roh pee"jee euhl/, adj. /stahv'rddaw pee"yee awn/; Eng. /stav'roh pee"jee on'/, n., pl. stauropegia /-yee ah/; Eng. /-jee euh/. Gk. Orth. Ch. (in an ...
Stautner, Ernie
▪ 2007 Ernst Alfred Stautner        American football player (b. April 20, 1925, Prinzing-bei-Cham, Ger.—d. Feb. 16, 2006, Carbondale, Colo.), anchored the defense of ...
/stah vahng"euhr/, n. a seaport in SW Norway. 86,643. * * * ▪ Norway       city and seaport, southwestern Norway. It is situated on the east side of a peninsula, with ...
/stayv/, n., v., staved or stove, staving. n. 1. one of the thin, narrow, shaped pieces of wood that form the sides of a cask, tub, or similar vessel. 2. a stick, rod, pole, or ...
stave church
Type of medieval Norwegian wooden church. The stone foundation supports four horizontal wooden members, from which rise four corner posts, or staves, which are joined together ...
Stavenhagen, Bernhard
▪ German pianist born Nov. 24, 1862, Greiz, Reuss-Greiz [Germany] died Dec. 25, 1914, Geneva, Switz.       German pianist and conductor who played in the virtuoso style ...
/stayvz/, n. 1. a pl. of staff1. 2. pl. of stave. * * *
/stayvz"ay'keuhr/, n. 1. a larkspur, Delphinium staphisagria, of Europe and Asia Minor, having violently emetic and cathartic poisonous seeds. 2. the seeds ...
Stavisky affair
(1934) French financial and political scandal. When bonds sold to working-class citizens by a credit organization run by the Russian-born swindler Serge A. Stavisky ...
/stav roh"peuhl/; Russ. /stah"vrddeuh peuhl/, n. 1. a territory of the Russian Federation in Europe, N of the Caucasus. 2,306,000; 29,600 sq. mi. (76,960 sq. km). 2. the capital ...
/staw/, n., v.t., v.i. Chiefly Scot. stall1. * * *
stay1 /stay/, v., stayed or staid, staying, n. v.i. 1. to spend some time in a place, in a situation, with a person or group, etc.: He stayed in the army for ten years. 2. to ...
stay of execution
➡ capital punishment * * *
/stay"euht hohm'/, adj. 1. not inclined to travel or seek diversions or pastimes outside one's residence, area, or country. 2. of or pertaining to time spent at home: a ...
stay-in strike
/stay"in'/, Brit. See sit-down strike. Also called stay-in. * * *
stay-in strike (stāʹĭn') n. A job action that consists of a slowdown or work stoppage by employees who remain at their workplace. * * *
/stay"pres'/, adj. (of fabric or clothing) treated so as to retain a freshly ironed look after washing. * * *
/stay"bohlt'/, n. a long rod with threaded ends, used as a stay for a boiler, tank, etc. [1830-40; STAY2 + BOLT1] * * *
staying power
ability or strength to last or endure; endurance; stamina. [1855-60] * * *
stay·ing power (stāʹĭng) n. The ability to endure or last. * * *
/stay"meuhn/, n., pl. Staymans. a variety of apple grown chiefly in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. * * *
/stay"sayl'/; Naut. /stay"seuhl/, n. Naut. any sail set on a stay, as a triangular sail between two masts. See diag. under ship. [1660-70; STAY3 + SAIL] * * *
Stażewski, Henryk
▪ Polish artist born January 9, 1894, Warsaw, Russian Empire [now in Poland] died June 10, 1988, Warsaw       Polish painter and graphic artist who was a leading figure ...
STB or S.T.B. abbrev. 〚L Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureus〛 Bachelor of Sacred Theology * * *
stbd abbrev. starboard * * *
starboard. * * *
➡ Secure Training Centre. * * *
sexually transmitted disease. * * *
standard. * * *
Ste abbrev. 1. 〚< Fr Sainte〛 Saint (female) 2. Suite * * *
(referring to a woman) Saint. [ < F Sainte] * * *
Ste. Anne de Beaupré
/saynt an" deuh boh pray"/; Fr. /saonn tannn deuh boh prdday"/ a village in S Quebec, in SE Canada, on the St. Lawrence, NE of Quebec: Roman Catholic shrine. 3284. * * *
/saynt'fwah"/; Fr. /saonnt fwann"/, n. a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, near Quebec. 68,883. * * *
/saynt'teuh reez", -rayz"/; Fr. /saonnt tay rddez"/, n. a town in S Quebec, in E Canada. 18,750. * * *
/sted/, n. 1. the place of a person or thing as occupied by a successor or substitute: The nephew of the queen came in her stead. 2. Obs. a place or locality. 3. stand in good ...
Stead, C.K.
▪ New Zealander author in full  Christian Karlson Stead  born Oct. 17, 1932, Auckland, N.Z.       New Zealand poet and novelist who gained an international reputation ...
Stead, Christina
▪ Australian author in full  Christina Ellen Stead  born July 17, 1902, Rockdale, Sydney, Australia died March 31, 1983, Sydney       Australian novelist known for ...
Stead, Christina (Ellen)
born July 17, 1902, Rockdale, Sydney, Austl. died March 31, 1983, Sydney Australian novelist. She traveled widely and at various times lived in London, Paris, and the U.S., ...
Stead, William Thomas
▪ British journalist born , July 5, 1849, Embleton, Northumberland, Eng. died April 15, 1912, at sea, North Atlantic  British journalist, editor, and publisher who founded ...
—steadfastly, adv. —steadfastness, n. /sted"fast', -fahst', -feuhst/, adj. 1. fixed in direction; steadily directed: a steadfast gaze. 2. firm in purpose, resolution, faith, ...
See steadfast. * * *
See steadfastly. * * *
See steady. * * *
See steadier. * * *
See steadier. * * *
/sted"ing/, n. Scot. and North Eng. a farm, esp. its buildings. [1425-75; late ME (north and Scots); see STEAD, -ING1] * * *
—steadily, adv. —steadiness, n. /sted"ee/, adj., steadier, steadiest, interj., n., pl. steadies, v., steadied, steadying, adv. adj. 1. firmly placed or fixed; stable in ...
steady state theory
Astron. a theory in which the universe is assumed to have average properties that are constant in space and time so that new matter must be continuously and spontaneously created ...
/sted"ee goh"ing/, adj. 1. steadfast; faithful; unchanging: steady-going service to the cause of justice. 2. regular and dependable, as in habits of living: a steady-going family ...
/sted"ee han"did/, adj. having steady hands; having self-control; calm. [1605-15] * * *
steady-state [sted′ēstāt΄] adj. designating or of a system, operation, mixture, rate, etc. that does not change with time or that maintains a state of relative equilibrium ...
steady-state theory
steady-state theory n. a theory of cosmology, no longer favored, holding that new matter is continuously being created, thus keeping the density of the expanding universe ...
steady state n. Physics A stable condition that does not change over time or in which change in one direction is continually balanced by change in another. * * *
steadystate theory
steady state theory n. The theory describing a steady state universe. Also called continuous creation theory. * * *
steadystate universe
steady state universe n. A model universe in which the density of matter is constant over space and time, and the expansion of the universe, required on other grounds, is ...
/stayk/, n. 1. a slice of meat or fish, esp. beef, cooked by broiling, frying, etc. 2. chopped meat prepared in the same manner as a steak. [1400-50; late ME steike < ON steik ...
steak and kidney pie
n [U, C] a traditional British dish made with pieces of beef and kidneys (= organs that remove waste from the body) baked in pastry. It is regarded as a typical British dish and ...
steak and kidney pudding
n [U, C] a traditional British dish made with pieces of beef and kidneys (= organs that remove waste from the body) covered in suet pastry (= a mixture of flour and fat) and ...
steak au poivre
/stek oh pwannv"rddeu/; Eng. /stayk" oh pwah"vreuh, pwahv"/, French. See pepper steak (def. 2). * * *
steak knife
a sharp dinner knife the blade of which is made of steel and usually serrated, used in cutting meat. [1925-30] * * *
steak set
a carving set for steaks. * * *
steak tartare
☆ steak tartare [tär tär′ ] n. 〚tartare, pseudo-Fr for TARTAR: hence, steak in Tartar style〛 ground sirloin or tenderloin steak mixed with chopped onion, raw egg yolk, ...
steak tartare.
See tartar steak. [1950-55] * * *
steakau poivre
steak au poiv·re (ōpwävʹrə) n. pl. steaks au poivre Steak studded with coarsely ground pepper before cooking and often flambéed with cognac.   [steak + French au poivre, ...
/stayk"hows'/, n., pl. steakhouses /-how'ziz/. a restaurant specializing in beefsteak. [1865-70; STEAK + HOUSE] * * *
steak knife n. A table knife with a sharp, usually serrated steel blade. * * *
steak tartare n. Raw finely chopped or ground beef served with onion, seasonings, and raw egg. Also called tartare steak.   [steak + French tartare, Tartar.] * * *
—stealable, adj. —stealer, n. /steel/, v., stole, stolen, stealing, n. v.t. 1. to take (the property of another or others) without permission or right, esp. secretly or by ...
/stee"lij/, n. 1. the act of stealing. 2. losses due to theft. [1860-65; STEAL + -AGE] * * *
See steal. * * *
—stealingly, adv. /stee"ling/, n. 1. the act of a person who steals. 2. Usually, stealings. something that is stolen. adj. 3. given to or characterized by theft. [1300-50; ME ...
—stealthful, adj. —stealthfully, adv. —stealthless, adj. /stelth/, n. 1. secret, clandestine, or surreptitious procedure. 2. a furtive departure or entrance. 3. Obs. a. an ...
See stealthy. * * *
See stealthily. * * *
—stealthily, adv. —stealthiness, n. /stel"thee/, adj., stealthier, stealthiest. done, characterized, or acting by stealth; furtive: stealthy footsteps. [1595-1605; STEALTH + ...
—steamless, adj. /steem/, n. 1. water in the form of an invisible gas or vapor. 2. water changed to this form by boiling, extensively used for the generation of mechanical ...
steam bath
1. a bath of steam, usually in a specially equipped room or enclosure, for cleansing or refreshing oneself. 2. a special room or enclosure, or an establishment containing it, for ...
steam beer
a naturally carbonated, malt-flavored beer brewed esp. in the western U.S. [1895-1900; named after the steamlike pressure released when the cask is tapped] * * *
steam boiler
a receptacle in which water is boiled to generate steam. [1795-1805] * * *
steam chest
the chamber from which steam enters the cylinder of an engine. Also called steam box. [1790-1800] * * *
steam coal
coal with relatively high sulfur content, suited for generating steam but not for coking. [1840-50] * * *
steam engine
—steam-engine, adj. an engine worked by steam, typically one in which a sliding piston in a cylinder is moved by the expansive action of the steam generated in a ...
steam fitter
—steam fitting. a person who installs and repairs steampipes and their accessories. [1885-90] * * *
steam fog
Meteorol. fog caused by cold air flowing over a body of comparatively warm water, the vapor condensing in small convective columns near the water surface and giving the ...
steam hammer
a hammer for forging, operated by steam. [1835-45] * * *
steam heat
heat obtained by the circulation of steam in pipes, radiators, etc. [1815-25] * * *
steam heating
a heating system utilizing steam circulated through radiators and pipes. [1875-80] * * *
steam iron
an electric iron with a water chamber, which emits steam onto the fabric or garment being ironed. [1940-45] * * *
steam jacket
—steam-jacketed, adj. a casing, as on the cylinder of a steam engine, filled with live steam to keep the interior hot. [1830-40] * * *
steam locomotive
a locomotive moved by steam power generated in its own boiler: still in commercial use in nations that have not yet converted entirely to diesel and electric locomotives. See ...
steam locomotives
➡ railways and railroads * * *
steam organ
calliope (def. 1). [1785-95] * * *
steam point
the temperature at which water vapor condenses at a pressure of one atmosphere, represented by 100°C and 212°F. Cf. ice point. [1900-05] * * *
steam room
a steam-filled and heated room to induce sweating, as in a Turkish bath. [1870-75] * * *
steam shovel
a machine for digging or excavating, operated by its own engine and boiler. [1875-80, Amer.] * * *
steam table
a boxlike table or counter, usually of stainless steel, with receptacles in the top into which containers of food may be fitted to be kept warm by steam or hot water in the ...
steam turbine
—steam-turbine, adj. a turbine driven by steam pressure. [1890-95] * * *
/steem"hee"tid/, adj. heated by steam. [1880-85, Amer.] * * *
steam bath n. 1. The act of bathing through exposure to steam, which induces perspiration. 2. A room or building equipped to provide bathing with steam. * * *
steam beer n. A highly effervescent beer originally brewed in the western United States. * * *
/steem"boht'/, n. a steam-driven vessel, esp. a small one or one used on inland waters. [1775-85, Amer.; STEAM + BOAT] * * * or steamship Watercraft propelled by steam; more ...
Steamboat Gothic
a florid architectural style suggesting the gingerbread-decorated construction of river boats of the Victorian period. Also, steamboat gothic. [1940-45] * * *
Steamboat Springs
a town in NW Colorado: ski resort. 5098. * * * ▪ Colorado, United States       city, seat (1877) of Routt county, north-central Colorado, U.S. Located in the high ...
steam boiler n. A closed tank in which water is converted into steam under pressure. * * *
steam chest n. A compartment in a steam engine through which steam is delivered from the boiler to a cylinder. * * *
steamed [stēmd] adj. 1. cooked by exposure to steam [steamed clams ] ☆ 2. Slang angry; upset [I was really steamed] * * *
steam engine n. An engine that converts the heat energy of pressurized steam into mechanical energy, especially one in which steam drives a piston in a closed cylinder. * * *
/stee"meuhr/, n. 1. something propelled or operated by steam, as a steamship. 2. a person or thing that steams. 3. a device, pot, or container in which something is steamed. 4. ...
steamer basket
a gift basket of fruit, sweets, and the like, often including champagne, sent to a person departing on a trip, esp. by ship. [1905-10] * * *
steamer chair
☆ steamer chair n. DECK CHAIR * * *
steamer chair.
See deck chair. [1885-90] * * *
steamer clam.
See soft-shell clam. * * *
steamer duck
▪ bird       (genus Tachyeres), any of four species of heavily built, big-billed sea ducks of southernmost South America and the Falkland Islands. The bird is named for ...
steamer rug
a coarse, heavy lap robe used by ship passengers sitting in deck chairs. [1885-90] * * *
steamer trunk
a rectangular traveling trunk low enough to slide under a bunk on a ship. [1890-95] * * *
steamer rug n. A warm blanket used especially by shipboard passengers while sitting in deck chairs. * * *
steamer trunk n. A small trunk originally designed to fit under the bunk of a steamship cabin. * * *
steamfitter [stēm′fit΄ər] n. a mechanic whose work is installing and maintaining boilers, pipes, etc. in steam-pressure systems steamfitting n. * * * steam·fit·ter ...
See steamfitter. * * *
steam heating n. A heating system in which steam is generated in a boiler and piped to radiators. * * *
See steamy. * * *
See steamily. * * *
steam iron n. A pressing iron that holds and heats water to be emitted as steam on the cloth being pressed. * * *
/steem"puyp'/, n. a pipe for conveying steam from a boiler. [1855-60; STEAM + PIPE1] * * *
/steem"rohl'/, v.t., v.i. steamroller. [1910-15; by back formation] * * *
/steem"roh'leuhr/, n. 1. a heavy steam-powered vehicle having a roller for crushing, compacting, or leveling materials used for a road or the like. 2. (not in technical use) any ...
/steem"ship'/, n. a large commercial vessel, esp. one driven by steam. [1780-90; STEAM + SHIP] * * *
steam shovel n. 1. A large, steam-driven machine for digging. 2. See power shovel. * * *
steam table n. A table in which containers of cooked food are kept warm by hot water or steam circulating below. * * *
—steamtightness, n. /steem"tuyt'/, adj. impervious to steam. [1865-70; STEAM + TIGHT] * * *
steam turbine n. A turbine operated by highly pressurized steam directed against vanes on a rotor. * * *
—steamily, adv. —steaminess, n. /stee"mee/, adj., steamier, steamiest. 1. consisting of or resembling steam. 2. full of or abounding in steam; emitting steam. 3. covered with ...
/stee ap"sin/, n. Biochem. the lipase present in pancreatic juice. [1895-1900; STEA(R)- + (PE)PSIN] * * *
var. of stearo- before a vowel: stearate. * * *
/stee"euh rayt', stear"ayt/, n. Chem. a salt or ester of stearic acid. [1835-45; STEAR(IC ACID) + -ATE2] * * *
/stee ar"ik, stear"ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to suet or fat. 2. of or derived from stearic acid. [1825-35; STEAR- + -IC] * * *
stearic acid
Chem. a colorless, waxlike, sparingly water-soluble, odorless solid, C18H36O2, the most common fatty acid, occurring as the glyceride in tallow and other animal fats and in some ...
stearic acid n. A colorless, odorless, waxlike fatty acid, CH3(CH2)16COOH, occurring in natural animal and vegetable fats and used in making soaps, candles, lubricants, and other ...
/stee"euh rin, stear"in/, n. 1. Chem. any of the three glyceryl esters of stearic acid, esp. C3H5(C18H35O2)3, a soft, white, odorless solid found in many natural fats. 2. the ...
a combining form borrowed from Greek, where it meant "fat", used with this meaning, and with reference to stearic acid and its related compounds, in the formation of compound ...
/stee'euh rop"teen/, n. Chem. the oxygenated solid part of an essential oil (opposed to eleoptene). [1830-40; STEARO- + -ptene < Gk ptenós winged, volatile; cf. ELEOPTENE] * * *
stearyl alcohol
▪ chemical compound also called  1-octadecanol, or Octadecyl Alcohol,         waxy solid alcohol formerly obtained from whale or dolphin oil and used as a lubricant ...
steat- pref. Variant of steato-. * * *
—steatitic /stee'euh tit"ik/, adj. /stee"euh tuyt'/, n. soapstone. [1595-1605; < L steatites < Gk steat- (s. of stéar) fat, tallow + -ites -ITE1] * * *       compact ...
—steedlike, adj. /steed/, n. a horse, esp. a high-spirited one. [bef. 900; ME stede, OE steda stallion; akin to stod STUD2; cf. G Stute] * * *
/steek, stayk/, v.t. Scot. to shut, close, fasten or lock (a window, door, or the like). [1150-1200; ME (north) steken (v.), OE stician to prick, stab] * * *
—steellike, adj. /steel/, n. 1. any of various modified forms of iron, artificially produced, having a carbon content less than that of pig iron and more than that of wrought ...
Steel (raw)
▪ Table Steel (raw) country production 2006 (metric tons)* % of world production China 420,000,000 35.0   Japan 114,000,000 9.5   United ...
steel band
Music. a band, native to Trinidad and common in the West Indies, using steel drums cut to various heights and tuned to specific pitches. [1945-50] * * *
steel blue
dark bluish gray. [1810-20] * * *
steel drum
Music. a bowl-shaped percussion instrument common in the West Indies, made from a steel barrel divided into sections producing different notes when struck. [1950-55] * * * Tuned ...
steel engraving
Print. 1. a method of incising letters, designs, etc., on steel. 2. the imprint, as on paper, from a plate of engraved steel. [1815-25] * * *
steel gray
dark metallic gray with a bluish tinge. [1835-45] * * *
steel guitar
1. an acoustic, hand-held guitar having a metal resonator and producing a wailing, variable sound. 2. a pedal steel guitar. 3. a Hawaiian guitar. [1925-30] * * *
steel lumber
metal lumber composed of sheet steel. * * *
steel mill
a steelworks. [1640-50] * * *
steel square
Carpentry. See framing square. * * *
steel trap
a trap for catching animals, consisting of spring-operated steel jaws with sharp projections that clamp shut. [1725-35] * * *
steel wool
a tangled or matted mass of stringlike steel shavings, used for scouring, polishing, smoothing, etc. [1895-1900] * * *
Steel, Danielle
▪ 1995       In 1994 U.S. publishing phenomenon Danielle Steel saw her 32nd novel, Accident, occupy the Publishers Weekly list of best-selling hardcover fiction for 15 ...
Steel, Dawn
▪ 1998       American business executive who became the first woman to head a major Hollywood film studio when she became (1987) president of Columbia Pictures; the ...
/steel"fayst"/, adj. having the front or outer surfaces covered with or characterized by steel. [1870-75] * * *
steel-trap (stēlʹtrăpʹ) adj. Very quick and keen; trenchant: a steel-trap intellect. * * *
steel band n. A band of Trinidadian origin, composed chiefly of tuned percussion instruments fashioned from oil drums. * * *
steel blue n. 1. A medium grayish blue. 2. One of several blue colors taken on by steel while being tempered. * * *
steel drum n. A metal percussion instrument of Trinidadian origin, fashioned from an oil barrel and having a concave array of flattened areas that produce different tones when ...
See steel drum. * * *
/steel/, n. Sir Richard, 1672-1729, English essayist, journalist, dramatist, and political leader; born in Ireland. * * *
Steele, Sir Richard
born 1672, Dublin, Ire. died Sept. 1, 1729, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales English journalist, dramatist, essayist, and politician. He began his long friendship with Joseph ...
Steele (stēl), Mount A mountain, 5,076.4 m (16,644 ft) high, in the St. Elias Mountains of southwest Yukon Territory, Canada. * * *
Steele,Sir Richard
Steele, Sir Richard. 1672-1729. Irish-born English writer of plays and essays who founded and edited The Tatler (1709-1711) and, with Joseph Addison, The Spectator (1711-1712). * ...
steel engraving n. 1. The art or process of engraving on a steel plate. 2. An impression produced with an engraved steel plate. * * *
steel gray n. A dark to purplish gray. * * *
steel guitar n. 1. An acoustic guitar with a metal resonator built into the body, often played with a slide and producing a twangy, variable tone. 2. See Hawaiian guitar. * * *
/steel"hed'/, n., pl. steelheads, (esp. collectively) steelhead. a silvery rainbow trout that migrates to the sea before returning to fresh water to spawn. [1580-90; STEEL + ...
steelie1 /stee"lee/, n. a playing marble made of steel. [1920-25; STEEL + -IE] steelie2 /stee"lee/, n. Informal. steelhead. [1920-25; STEEL(HEAD) + -IE] * * *
See steely. * * *
/steel"may'keuhr/, n. a manufacturer of steel. [1830-40; STEEL + MAKER] * * *
/steel"may'king/, n. the manufacture of steel. [1805-15; STEEL + MAKING] * * *

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