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Surtees
/serr"teez/, n. Robert Smith, 1805-64, English editor and writer. * * *
Surtees, Robert Smith
born May 17, 1803, The Riding, Northumberland, Eng. died March 16, 1864, Brighton, Sussex English novelist. Passionately addicted to riding to hounds from his youth, Surtees ...
surtitle
/serr"tuyt'l/, n., v.t., surtitled, surtitling. supertitle. [SUR-1 + TITLE] * * *
surtout
/seuhr tooh", -tooht"/; Fr. /syuurdd tooh"/, n., pl. surtouts /-toohz", -toohts"/; Fr. /-tooh"/. 1. a man's close-fitting overcoat, esp. a frock coat. 2. a hood with a mantle, ...
Surtsey
/serrt"see/; Icel. /soorddt"say/, n. an island S of and belonging to Iceland: formed by an undersea volcano 1963. ab. one mi. (1.5 km) in diameter; ab. 500 ft. (150 m) high. * * ...
SurugaBay
Su·ru·ga Bay (so͞oʹro͞o-gä') An inlet of the Pacific Ocean on the southeast coast of Honshu, Japan, southwest of Tokyo. * * *
surv
surv abbrev. 1. survey 2. surveying 3. surveyor * * *
surv.
1. survey. 2. surveying. 3. surveyor. * * *
surveil
/seuhr vayl"/, v.t., surveilled, surveilling. to place under surveillance. [1965-70; back formation from SURVEILLANCE] * * *
surveillance
/seuhr vay"leuhns, -vayl"yeuhns/, n. 1. a watch kept over a person, group, etc., esp. over a suspect, prisoner, or the like: The suspects were under police surveillance. 2. ...
surveillant
/seuhr vay"leuhnt, -vayl"yeuhnt/, adj. 1. exercising surveillance. n. 2. a person who exercises surveillance. [1810-20; < F, prp. of surveiller (see SURVEILLANCE, -ANT)] * * *
survey
—surveyable, adj. v. /seuhr vay"/; n. /serr"vay, seuhr vay"/, v., n., pl. surveys. v.t. 1. to take a general or comprehensive view of or appraise, as a situation, area of ...
survey course
Educ. an introductory course of study that provides a general view of an academic subject. [1915-20] * * *
survey.
surveying. * * *
surveycourse
survey course n. An academic course consisting of an overview of a broad topic or field of knowledge. * * *
surveying
/seuhr vay"ing/, n. 1. the science or scientific method of making surveys of land. 2. the occupation of one who makes land surveys. 3. the act of one who surveys: The surveying ...
surveyor
—surveyorship, n. /seuhr vay"euhr/, n. 1. a person whose occupation is surveying. 2. an overseer or supervisor. 3. Chiefly Brit. a person who inspects something officially for ...
surveyor's chain
▪ instrument also called  Gunter's chain        measuring device and arbitrary measurement unit still widely used for surveying in English-speaking countries. ...
surveyor's chain.
See under chain (def. 8a). * * *
surveyor's compass
an instrument used by surveyors for measuring azimuths. Also called surveyor's dial. * * *
surveyor's level
level (def. 9a). * * * ▪ instrument       instrument used in surveying to measure the height of distant points in relation to a bench mark (a point for which the height ...
surveyor's measure
a system of units of length used in surveying land, based on the surveyor's chain of 66 ft. (20.12 m) and its 100 links of 7.92 in. (20.12 cm). * * *
surveyor'slevel
sur·vey·or's level (sər-vāʹərz) n. pl. surveyors' levels An instrument having a telescope and attached spirit level mounted on a tripod and rotating around a vertical ...
survivability
See survivable. * * *
survivable
—survivability, n. /seuhr vuy"veuh beuhl/, adj. 1. able to be survived: Would an atomic war be survivable? 2. capable of withstanding attack or countermeasures: a bomber ...
survival
/seuhr vuy"veuhl/, n. 1. the act or fact of surviving, esp. under adverse or unusual circumstances. 2. a person or thing that survives or endures, esp. an ancient custom, ...
survival curve
a line or curve plotted on a graph indicating survival rates of a specific population, as breast-cancer patients, over a period of time. [1935-40] * * *
survival kit
1. Mil. a package containing medical supplies, rations, and other vital equipment for use by a person forced to land in or parachute into the ocean, jungle, or other isolated or ...
survival of the fittest
1. (not in technical use) natural selection. 2. a 19th-century concept of human society, inspired by the principle of natural selection, postulating that those who are eliminated ...
survival training
      teaching people to survive in the wilderness, using essentially Stone Age skills. Such techniques include building shelters from available materials, making fire ...
survival value
the utility of a behavioral trait or of a physical feature of an organism in aiding the survival and reproduction of the organism. * * *
survivalist
—survivalism, n. /seuhr vuy"veuh list/, n. a person who makes preparations to survive a widespread catastrophe, as an atomic war or anarchy, esp. by storing food and weapons in ...
survivalof the fittest
survival of the fittest n. Natural selection conceived of as a struggle for life in which only those organisms best adapted to existing conditions are able to survive and ...
survivals
▪ anthropology       in anthropology, cultural phenomena that outlive the set of conditions under which they developed.  The term was first employed by the British ...
survive
/seuhr vuyv"/, v., survived, surviving. v.i. 1. to remain alive after the death of someone, the cessation of something, or the occurrence of some event; continue to live: Few ...
survivor
/seuhr vuy"veuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that survives. 2. Law. the one of two or more designated persons, as joint tenants or others having a joint interest, who outlives the ...
survivor guilt
Psychiatry. feelings of guilt for having survived a catastrophe in which others died. Cf. survivor syndrome. [1970-75] * * *
survivor syndrome
Psychiatry. a characteristic group of symptoms, including recurrent images of death, depression, persistent anxiety, and emotional numbness, occurring in survivors of disaster. ...
survivorship
/seuhr vuy"veuhr ship'/, n. 1. the state of being a survivor. 2. Law. a right of a person to property on the death of another having a joint interest: in the case of more than ...
survivorship curve
▪ statistics       graphic representation of the number of individuals in a population that can be expected to survive to any specific age. There are three general types ...
Surya
In Hinduism, the sun and the sun god. Though once ranking with the major Hindu deities, he is now primarily worshiped only as one of the five important deities of the Smarta ...
Suryavarman I
▪ king of Angkor died c. 1050       great Khmer king of the Angkor period of Cambodian history. He was renowned as a conqueror and builder who greatly expanded his ...
Suryavarman II
died с 1150 Khmer (Cambodian) king under whom Angkor Wat was built. Suryavarman established sole rule over Cambodia in с 1113, reuniting the country after 50 years of unrest. ...
sus-
var. of sub- before c, p, t: susceptible. * * *
Susa
/sooh"seuh, -sah/, n. a ruined city in W Iran: the capital of ancient Elam; palaces of Darius and Artaxerxes I; stele containing the Code of Hammurabi discovered here. Biblical ...
Susah
Su·sah or Su·sa (so͞oʹsə, -zə) See Sousse. * * * ▪ Tunisia also spelled  Sousse, or Sousa,    capital of Sūsah wilāyah (governorate), central east Tunisia. The ...
Susak, Gojko
▪ 1999       Croatian government official who was instrumental in the attainment and preservation of Croatia's independence and from 1991 served as the country's defense ...
Susan
/sooh"zeuhn/, n. a female given name, form of Susanna or Susannah. * * * (as used in expressions) Anthony Susan Brownell Bell Burnell Susan Jocelyn Susan Jocelyn Bell black eyed ...
Susan B Anthony
➡ Anthony * * *
Susan Brownell Anthony
➡ Anthony * * *
Susan Greenfield
➡ Greenfield * * *
SusanB. Anthony Day
Su·san B. Anthony Day (so͞oʹzən) n. February 15, observed in the United States in commemoration of the birth in 1820 of the women's suffrage leader and feminist Susan B. ...
Susanna
/sooh zan"euh/, n. 1. a book of the Apocrypha, constituting the 13th chapter of Daniel in the Douay Bible. 2. Also, Susannah. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning ...
Susanna, The History of
▪ apocrypha       apocryphal addition to the Old Testament Book of Daniel; it appears in both the Septuagint (Greek) and Vulgate (Latin) versions. In the latter it ...
Susannah
Susannah or Susanna [so͞o zan′ə] n. 1. a feminine name: see SUSAN 2. Bible a) a woman falsely accused of adultery by two elders whose advances she had spurned b) the book of ...
Susanne
/sooh zan"/, n. a female given name, form of Susanna or Susannah. * * *
Susanoo
▪ Japanese deity in full  Susanoo No Mikoto,  also spelled  Susanowo        (Japanese: Impetuous Male), in Japanese mythology, the storm god, younger brother of the ...
Susanville
▪ California, United States       city, seat (1864) of Lassen county, northeastern California, U.S. It lies on the Susan River, at the eastern base of the Sierra ...
susceptance
/seuh sep"teuhns/, n. Elect. the imaginary component of admittance, equal to the quotient of the negative of the reactance divided by the sum of the squares of the reactance and ...
susceptibility
/seuh sep'teuh bil"i tee/, n., pl. susceptibilities. 1. state or character of being susceptible: susceptibility to disease. 2. capacity for receiving mental or moral impressions; ...
susceptible
—susceptibleness, n. —susceptibly, adv. /seuh sep"teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. admitting or capable of some specified treatment: susceptible of a high polish; susceptible to various ...
susceptibleness
See susceptible. * * *
susceptibly
See susceptibleness. * * *
susceptive
—susceptivity /sus'ep tiv"i tee/, susceptiveness, n. /seuh sep"tiv/, adj. 1. receptive. 2. susceptible. [1545-55; < LL susceptivus, equiv. to suscept(us) (see SUSCEPTIBLE) + ...
susceptiveness
See susceptive. * * *
susceptivity
See susceptiveness. * * *
susceptor
sus·cep·tor (sə-sĕpʹtər) n. A metallic patch attached to microwaveable packages of food in which radiant energy produced in the patch by microwaves helps cook the food, ...
Susette
/sooh zet"/, n. a female given name, form of Susanna or Susannah. * * *
sushi
/sooh"shee/, n. Japanese Cookery. cold boiled rice moistened with rice vinegar, usually shaped into bite-size pieces and topped with raw seafood (nigiri-zushi) or formed into a ...
Susian
/sooh"zee euhn/, n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Susa or Susiana. 2. Elamite (def. 2). adj. 3. of or pertaining to Susa or Susiana. [1560-70; SUS(A), SUS(IANA) + -IAN] * * *
Susiana
/sooh'zee ah"neuh, -an"euh/, n. Elam. * * *
Susie
/sooh"zee/, n. a female given name, form of Susanna or Susannah. Also, Susi. * * *
suslik
/sus"lik/, n. 1. a common ground squirrel or spermophile, Spermophilus (Citellus) citellus, of Europe and Asia. 2. the fur of this animal. Also, souslik. [1765-75; < Russ ...
Suslov
/soohs"lawf, -lof/; Russ. /sooh"sleuhf/, n. Mikhail Andreevich /myi khu yeel" un drddye"yi vyich/, 1902-82, Soviet government official. * * *
Suslov, Mikhail (Andreyevich)
born Nov. 21, 1902, Shakhovskoye, Russia died Jan. 25, 1982, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. Soviet ideologue. He joined the Communist Party in 1921 and was sent to Moscow for his ...
Suslov, Mikhail Andreyevich
▪ Soviet government official born Nov. 21 [Nov. 8, old style], 1902, Shakhovskoye, Russia died Jan. 25, 1982, Moscow       leading Soviet Communist ideologue and power ...
Suso, Heinrich
▪ German mystic Suso also spelled  Seuse,  also called  Henry Suso,  original name  Heinrich von Berg  born March 21, 1295?, probably Constance, Swabia died Jan. 25, ...
suspect
—suspectible, adj. v. /seuh spekt"/; n. /sus"pekt/; adj. /sus"pekt, seuh spekt"/, v.t. 1. to believe to be guilty, false, counterfeit, undesirable, defective, bad, etc., with ...
suspend
—suspendible, adj. —suspendibility, n. /seuh spend"/, v.t. 1. to hang by attachment to something above: to suspend a chandelier from the ceiling. 2. to attach so as to allow ...
suspended
➡ punishment * * *
suspended animation
a state of temporary cessation of the vital functions. [1810-20] * * *
suspendedanimation
sus·pend·ed animation (sə-spĕnʹdĭd) n. A temporary state of interrupted breathing and loss of consciousness resembling death, caused especially by asphyxia. * * *
suspender
—suspenderless, adj. /seuh spen"deuhr/, n. 1. Usually, suspenders. Also called, esp. Brit., braces. adjustable straps or bands worn over the shoulders with the ends buttoned or ...
suspender belt
Brit. See garter belt. * * *
suspenders
suspenders [sə spen′dərz] pl.n. 1. a pair of straps or bands passed over the shoulders to hold up trousers or a skirt 2. Brit. garters for holding up stockings * * *
suspense
—suspenseful, adj. /seuh spens"/, n. 1. a state or condition of mental uncertainty or excitement, as in awaiting a decision or outcome, usually accompanied by a degree of ...
suspense account
Bookkeeping. an account in which items are temporarily entered until their final disposition is determined. [1875-80] * * *
suspenseaccount
suspense account n. A temporary account in which entries of credits or charges are made until their proper disposition can be determined. * * *
suspenseful
See suspense. * * *
suspenser
☆ suspenser [sə spen′sər ] n. Informal a suspenseful novel, film, etc. * * *
suspensible
—suspensibility, n. /seuh spen"seuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being suspended. [1785-95; < L suspens(us) (see SUSPENSE) + -IBLE] * * *
suspension
/seuh spen"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of suspending. 2. the state of being suspended. 3. temporary abrogation or withholding, as of a law, privilege, decision, belief, etc. 4. ...
suspension bridge
a bridge having a deck suspended from cables anchored at their extremities and usually raised on towers. [1815-25] * * * ▪ engineering  bridge with overhead cables ...
suspension point
suspension point n. any of a series of dots, properly three, indicating the omission of a word, phrase, sentence, etc., as from something quoted * * *
suspension points
Print. a series of periods used as an ellipsis. Also called breaks. [1915-20] * * *
suspension, automobile
Elastic members designed to cushion the impact of road irregularities on a portion of an automotive vehicle. The members link the vehicle's tires with its suspended portion, and ...
suspensionbridge
suspension bridge n. A bridge having the roadway suspended from cables that are anchored at either end and usually supported at intervals by towers. * * *
suspensionpoint
suspension point n. One of a series of dots, usually three, used to indicate an incomplete statement or the omission of a word or words from a written text. * * *
suspensive
—suspensively, adv. —suspensiveness, n. /seuh spen"siv/, adj. 1. pertaining to or characterized by suspension. 2. undecided in mind. 3. pertaining to or characterized by ...
suspensively
See suspensive. * * *
suspensiveness
See suspensively. * * *
suspensoid
/seuh spen"soyd/, n. Physical Chem. a sol having a solid disperse phase. Cf. emulsoid. [1920-25; SUSPENS(ION) + (COLL)OID] * * *
suspensor
/seuh spen"seuhr/, n. 1. a suspensory ligament, bandage, etc. 2. Bot. a cellular structure, developed along with the embryo in seed-bearing plants, that bears the embryo at its ...
suspensory
/seuh spen"seuh ree/, n., pl. suspensories, adj. n. 1. a supporting bandage, muscle, ligament, etc. adj. 2. serving as a suspensory. 3. suspending the operation of ...
suspensory ligament
Anat. any of several tissues that suspend certain organs or parts of the body, esp. the transparent, delicate web of fibrous tissue that supports the crystalline lens. See diag. ...
suspensoryligament
suspensory ligament n. A ligament that supports an organ or body part, especially a fibrous membrane that holds the lens of the eye in place. * * *
suspicion
/seuh spish"euhn/, n. 1. act of suspecting. 2. the state of mind or feeling of one who suspects: Suspicion kept him awake all night long. 3. an instance of suspecting something ...
suspicional
/seuh spish"euh nl/, adj. of or pertaining to suspicion, esp. morbid or insane suspicions. [1885-90; SUSPICION + -AL1] * * *
suspicious
—suspiciously, adv. —suspiciousness, n. /seuh spish"euhs/, adj. 1. tending to cause or excite suspicion; questionable: suspicious behavior. 2. inclined to suspect, esp. ...
suspiciously
See suspicious. * * *
suspiciousness
See suspiciously. * * *
suspiration
/sus'peuh ray"sheuhn/, n. a long, deep sigh. [1475-85; < L suspiration- (s. of suspiratio), equiv. to suspirat(us) (ptp. of suspirare to SUSPIRE) + -ion- -ION] * * *
suspire
/seuh spuyeur"/, v., suspired, suspiring. v.i. 1. to sigh. 2. to breathe. v.t. 3. to sigh; utter with long, sighing breaths. [1400-50; late ME < L suspirare, equiv. to su- SU- + ...
Susquehanna
/sus'kweuh han"euh/, n. a river flowing S from central New York through E Pennsylvania and NE Maryland into Chesapeake Bay. 444 mi. (715 km) long. * * * ▪ county, ...
Susquehanna River
River, central New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, U.S. One of the longest rivers in the eastern U.S., it is about 444 mi (715 km) long. It rises in Otsego Lake, central New ...
SusquehannaRiver
Susquehanna River A river of the northeast United States rising in central New York and flowing about 714 km (444 mi) south through eastern Pennsylvania and northeast Maryland ...
Susquehannock
Sus·que·han·nock (sŭs'kwə-hănʹək) n. pl. Susquehannock or Sus·que·han·nocks 1. a. A Native American people formerly located along the Susquehanna River in New York, ...
suss
/sus/ v.t. Chiefly Brit. Slang. to investigate or figure out (usually fol. by out). [1965-70; earlier, to suspect, a suspect, shortening of SUSPECT] * * *
Sussex
/sus"iks/, n. 1. a former county in SE England: divided into East Sussex and West Sussex. 2. one of an English breed of red beef cattle. 3. one of an English breed of chickens, ...
Sussex Incident
▪ European history       (March 24, 1916), torpedoing of a French cross-channel passenger steamer, the Sussex, by a German submarine, leaving 80 casualties, including ...
Sussex spaniel
one of an English breed of shortlegged spaniels having a golden liver-colored coat. [1855-60] * * * ▪ breed of dog       breed of sporting dog developed in Great ...
Sussex, Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd earl of
▪ governor of Ireland Radcliffe also spelled  Ratclyffe,  also called  (1542–53) Viscount Fitzwalter, or (1553–57) Baron Fitzwalter   born c. 1525 died June 9, 1583, ...
sussexite
▪ mineral       white to straw-yellow borate mineral, basic manganese borate [MnBO2(OH)]. Magnesium replaces manganese in the crystal structure to form the similar ...
Sussexspaniel
Sussex spaniel n. A strong stocky dog of a breed developed in Sussex, a county of southeast England, having long ears, short legs, and a silky golden-brown coat. * * *
Susskind, David (Howard)
born Dec. 19, 1920, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Feb. 22, 1987, New York City U.S. television producer and host. After being educated at the University of Wisconsin and Harvard ...
Süssmayr, Franz Xaver
▪ Austrian composer Süssmayr also spelled  Süssmayer   born 1766, Schwanenstadt, Oberösterreich [now in Austria] died Sept. 17, 1803, Vienna       Austrian ...
sustain
—sustainable, adj. —sustainability, n. —sustainedly /seuh stay"nid lee, -staynd"-/, adv. —sustainingly, adv. —sustainment, n. /seuh stayn"/, v.t. 1. to support, hold, ...
sustainability
See sustain. * * *
sustainable
sustainable [sə stān′ə bəl] adj. 1. capable of being sustained 2. a) designating, of, or characterized by a practice that sustains a given condition, as economic growth or ...
Sustainable transport
➡ Sustrans * * *
sustainableagriculture
sustainable agriculture n. A method of agriculture that attempts to ensure the profitability of farms while preserving the environment. * * *
sustained-release
/seuh staynd"ri lees"/, adj. Chem., Pharm. (of a drug or fertilizer) capable of gradual release of an active agent over a period of time, allowing for a sustained effect; ...
sustainedyield
sus·tained yield (sə-stāndʹ) n. 1. The continuing yield of a biological resource, such as timber from a forest, by controlled periodic harvesting. 2. The quantity of a ...
sustainer
/seuh stay"neuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that sustains. 2. Rocketry. a. any stage of a multistage rocket or guided missile that sustains flight after the burnout of the ...
sustaining program
a radio or television program without a commercial sponsor. [1930-35, Amer.] * * *
sustainingpedal
sus·tain·ing pedal (sə-stāʹnĭng) n. The right pedal of a piano, which stops the action of the dampers and allows the strings to vibrate freely. Also called loud pedal, ...
sustainment
See sustainability. * * *
sustenance
—sustenanceless, adj. /sus"teuh neuhns/, n. 1. means of sustaining life; nourishment. 2. means of livelihood. 3. the process of sustaining. 4. the state of being ...
sustentacular
/sus'teuhn tak"yeuh leuhr/, adj. Anat. supporting. [1885-90; < NL sustentacul(um) a support (L sustenta(re), freq. of sustinere to SUSTAIN + -culum -CULE2) + -AR1] * * *
sustentacularcell
sustentacular cell n. One of the supporting cells of an epithelial membrane or tissue. * * *
sustentaculum
sustentaculum [sus΄ten tak′yə ləm] n. pl. sustentacula [sus΄ten tak′yələ] 〚ModL, a support < L < sustentare, to hold up, support, intens. of sustinere (see ...
sustentation
—sustentational, adj. —sustentative /sus"teuhn tay'tiv, seuh sten"teuh tiv/, adj. /sus'teuhn tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. maintenance in being or activity; the sustaining of life ...
sustentative
See sustentation. * * *
sustention
—sustentive /seuh sten"tiv/, adj. /seuh sten"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of sustaining. 2. the state or quality of being sustained. [1865-70; susten- (see SUSTAIN) + -TION, modeled ...
sustineo alas
/soos tin"e oh' ah"lahs/; Eng. /su stin"ee oh' ay"las/, Latin. I sustain the wings: motto of the U.S. Air Force. * * *
Sustiva
Sus·ti·va (sə-stēʹvə) A trademark used for the drug efavirenz. * * *
Sustrans
(in full Sustainable transport) a British charity which encourages people to walk, cycle and use public transport rather than private cars in order to reduce motor traffic. Its ...
Sustris, Federico
▪ Italian painter and architect also called  Friedrich Sustris  born c. 1540, Venice? [Italy] died 1599, Munich [Germany]       court painter and principal architect ...
susu
/sooh"sooh'/, n. an institutionalized kinship group among the Dobuans, composed of a woman, her brother, and the woman's children. [1915-20; < Dobuan, said to mean lit., milk of ...
susurrant
/soo serr"euhnt/, adj. softly murmuring; whispering. [1785-95; < L susurrant- (s. of susurrans) (prp. of susurrare to whisper). See SUSURRUS, -ANT] * * *
susurrate
susurrate [sə sʉr′āt΄] vi. susurrated, susurrating 〚L susurratus, pp.: see SUSURRANT〛 to whisper; murmur; rustle susurration [sus΄ə rā′shən] n. * * *
susurration
/sooh'seuh ray"sheuhn/, n. a soft murmur; whisper. [1350-1400; ME < LL susurration- (s. of susurratio), equiv. to susurrat(us) (ptp. of susurrare; see SUSURRUS, -ATE1) + -ion- ...
susurrous
/soo serr"euhs/, adj. full of whispering or rustling sounds. [1855-60; SUSURR(US) + -OUS] * * *
susurrus
/soo serr"euhs/, n., pl. susurruses. a soft murmuring or rustling sound; whisper. [1825-35; < L: a whisper] * * *
Susy
/sooh"zee/, n. a female given name, form of Susanna or Susannah. * * *
Sutaean
▪ people       member of an ancient Semitic group of tribes that roamed the Syrian desert. By the first half of the 2nd millennium BC they appeared in the region of Mari ...
Sutardjo Petition
▪ Indonesian history       request presented in July 1936 in the Volksraad (People's Council) of the Dutch East Indies by a moderate Indonesian nationalist, Sutardjo; ...
Sutch, Screaming Lord
▪ 2000 (David Edward Sutch),        British rock and roll musician and maverick political party leader who influenced a generation of shock-rock musicians and enlivened ...
Sutcliff
(1920–92) an English writer of novels. She wrote both adults’ and children’s literature, mostly set in Roman Britain, but is best known for her books for older children, ...
Sutcliffe
➡ Yorkshire Ripper. * * *
Sutcliffe, Bert
▪ 2002       New Zealand cricketer (b. Nov. 17, 1923, Ponsonby, Auckland, N.Z.—d. April 20, 2001, Auckland), was the golden boy of cricket in post-World War II New ...
Sutherland
/sudh"euhr leuhnd/, n. 1. Earl Wilbur, Jr., 1915-74, U.S. biochemist: Nobel prize for medicine 1971. 2. George, 1862-1942, U.S. politician and jurist: associate justice of the ...
Sutherland Falls
a waterfall in New Zealand, on SW South Island. 1904 ft. (580 m) high. * * * ▪ waterfall, New Zealand       series of three cataracts on the Arthur River, 14 mi (23 km) ...
Sutherland, Dame Joan
born Nov. 7, 1926, Sydney, Austl. Australian soprano. After debuting in Sydney in 1947, she moved to London. Having sung minor roles at Covent Garden from 1952, she established ...
Sutherland, Earl W., Jr.
▪ American pharmacologist in full  Earl Wilbur Sutherland, Jr.  born Nov. 19, 1915, Burlingame, Kan., U.S. died March 9, 1974, Miami, Fla.       American ...
Sutherland, Edwin
▪ American criminologist born August 13, 1883, Gibbon, Nebraska, U.S. died October 11, 1950, Bloomington, Indiana       American criminologist, best known for his ...
Sutherland, Efua
▪ Ghanaian author born June 27, 1924, Cape Coast, Gold Coast [now in Ghana] died Jan. 22, 1996       Ghanaian playwright, poet, teacher, and children's author, who ...
Sutherland, Efua Theodora
▪ 1997       Ghanaian playwright, poet, and children's author (b. June 27, 1924, Cape Coast, Gold Coast [now in Ghana]—d. Jan. 22, 1996), founded the Drama Studio in ...
Sutherland, George
▪ United States jurist original name  Alexander George Sutherland   born March 25, 1862, Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire, Eng. died July 18, 1942, Stockbridge, Mass., ...
Sutherland, Graham
▪ British artist in full  Graham Vivian Sutherland  born August 24, 1903, London, England died February 17, 1980, London  English painter who was best known for his ...
Sutherland, Graham (Vivian)
born Aug. 24, 1903, London, Eng. died Feb. 17, 1980, London British painter. After studying art in London, he taught and practiced printmaking (1926–40) at the Chelsea School ...
Sutherland, Jock
▪ American football coach byname of  John Bain Sutherland   born March 21, 1889, Coupar Angus, Scot. died April 11, 1948, Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S.       American ...
Sutherland, Kiefer
▪ 2004       He might have been acting for more than 20 years, but it took only one very long day for Kiefer Sutherland to earn some of the best reviews of his career. ...
Sutherland, Zena Karras Bailey
▪ 2003       American writer and book critic (b. Sept. 17, 1915, Winthrop, Mass.—d. June 12, 2002, Chicago, Ill.), reviewed thousands of titles during her service as ...
Sutherland,George
Suth·er·land (sŭthʹər-lənd), George. 1862-1942. British-born American jurist and politician. He served as a U.S. representative (1901-1903) and senator (1905-1917) from ...
Sutherland,Joan
Sutherland, Joan. Born 1926. Australian operatic soprano noted especially for her interpretations of Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and Vincenzo Bellini's Norma. * * *
SutherlandFalls
Sutherland Falls A waterfall, 581 m (1,904 ft) high, of southwest South Island, New Zealand. * * *
Sutlej
/sut"lej/, n. a river in S Asia, flowing W and SW from SW Tibet through NW India into the Indus River in Pakistan. 900 mi. (1450 km) long. * * *
Sutlej River
River, Asia. The longest of the "Five Rivers" that give Punjab its name, it is 900 mi (1,450 km) long. It rises in southwestern Tibet and flows west through the Himalayas, ...
sutler
—sutlership, n. /sut"leuhr/, n. (formerly) a person who followed an army or maintained a store on an army post to sell provisions to the soldiers. [1580-90; < early D soeteler ...
Sutoku
▪ emperor of Japan in full  Sutoku Tennō,  personal name  Akihito   born July 7, 1119, Kyōto died Sept. 14, 1164, Sanuki Province, Japan       75th emperor of ...
sutra
/sooh"treuh/, n. 1. Hinduism. a collection of aphorisms relating to some aspect of the conduct of life. 2. Pali, sutta /soot"euh/. Buddhism. any of the sermons of Buddha. 3. one ...
Sutta Pitaka
/soot"euh/, Buddhism. See under Pali Canon. * * * Major section of the Tripitaka, the canon of Theravada Buddhism, largely attributed to the Buddha himself. It is divided into ...
Suttanipāta
▪ Buddhist literature       (Pāli: “Collection of Discourses”), one of the earliest books of the Pāli canon (where it appears in the late Khuddaka Nikāya ...
suttee
—sutteeism, n. /su tee", sut"ee/, n. sati. * * * or sati Indian practice whereby a widow burns herself to death either on the funeral pyre of her husband or soon after his ...
Sutter
/sut"euhr, sooh"teuhr/, n. John Augustus, 1803-80, U.S. frontiersman: owner of Sutter's Mill. * * *
Sutter's Mill
the location in California, NE of Sacramento, near which gold was discovered in 1848, precipitating the gold rush of 1849. [after J. SUTTER, its owner] * * *
Sutter, John
▪ American pioneer in full  John Augustus Sutter , original name  Johann August Suter  born Feb. 15, 1803, Kandern, Baden [now in Germany] died June 18, 1880, Washington, ...
Sutter, John (Augustus)
orig. Johann August Suter born Feb. 15, 1803, Kandern, Baden died June 18, 1880, Washington, D.C., U.S. German-born U.S. pioneer. Fleeing financial failures, he left his ...
Sutter,John Augustus
Sut·ter (sŭtʹər), John Augustus. 1803-1880. American pioneer, raised in Switzerland. The discovery of gold on his land led to the California gold rush (1848-1849). * * *
Suttner
/zoot"neuhr, soot"-/; Ger. /zoot"neuhrdd/, n. Bertha von /berr"theuh von/; Ger. /berdd"teuh feuhn/, 1843-1914, Austrian writer: Nobel peace prize 1905. * * *
Suttner, Bertha, Freifrau von
▪ German author in full  Bertha Félicie Sophie, Freifrau von Suttner,  née  Gräfin (Countess) Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau,  pseudonym  Bertha Oulot   born June 9, ...
Suttner,Bertha von
Sutt·ner (zo͝otʹnər, so͝otʹ-), Bertha von. 1843-1914. Austrian pacifist who wrote the novel Lay Down Your Arms (1889). She was the first woman to receive the Nobel Peace ...
Sutton
/sut"n/, n. a borough of Greater London, England. 165,800. * * * (as used in expressions) Rank Joseph Arthur Baron Rank of Sutton Scotney Sutton Hoo Sutton Walter Stanborough * ...
Sutton Hoo
/hooh/ an archaeological site in Suffolk, England: a rowing boat, 80 feet (24 m) long, discovered here and believed to have been buried A.D. c670 by Anglo-Saxons, possibly as a ...
Sutton, Walter S(tanborough)
born 1877, Utica, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 10, 1916, Kansas City, Kan. U.S. geneticist. He received a medical degree from Columbia University and practiced surgery the rest of his ...
Sutton, Willie
▪ American criminal also called  Willie the Actor,  byname of  William Francis Sutton, Jr.   born June 30, 1901, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 2, 1980, Spring Hill, ...
Suttung
/soot"toong/, n. Scand. Myth. one of the Jotun, who for a time was the owner of the mead of poetry, guarded by his daughter Gunnlod, who lost a portion of it to Odin when he ...
sutural
See suture. * * *
suturally
See sutural. * * *
suture
—sutural, adj. —suturally, adv. /sooh"cheuhr/, n., v., sutured, suturing. n. 1. Surg. a. a joining of the lips or edges of a wound or the like by stitching or some similar ...
Sutzkever, Avrom
▪ Israeli writer also spelled  Abraham Sutzkever  or  Avraham Sutskever  born July 15, 1913, Smorgon, White Russia, Russian Empire [now Smarhon, ...
suum cuique
/sooh"oom kooi"kwe/; Eng. /sooh"euhm kuy"kwee, kwuy"-, kwee"kwe/, Latin. to each his own; to each what rightfully belongs to him. * * *
SUV
pl. SUVs. sport-utility vehicle. * * *
Suva
/sooh"vah/, n. a seaport in and the capital of Fiji, on Viti Levu island. 96,000. * * * Seaport town (pop., 1996 est.: metro. area, 167,421), capital of Fiji. Suva has one of ...
Suvorov
/sooh vawr"awf, -of/; Russ. /sooh vaw"rddeuhf/, n. Aleksandr Vasilevich /u lyi ksahn"drdd vu syee"lyi vyich/, (Count Suvorov Rumnikski, Prince Itliski), 1729-1800, Russian field ...
Suvorov, Aleksandr (Vasilyevich), Count
born Nov. 24, 1729, Moscow, Russia died May 18, 1800, St. Petersburg Russian army commander. Joining the army at age 15, he became an officer in 1754 and served in the Seven ...
Suvorov, Aleksandr Vasilyevich, Graf Rimniksky, Knyaz Italiysky, Reichsgraf
▪ Russian military officer Introduction (Imperial Count) born Nov. 24 [Nov. 13, old style], 1729, Moscow died May 18 [May 6, O.S.], 1800, St. Petersburg, ...
Suvorov,Count Aleksandr Vasilevich
Su·vo·rov (so͝o-vôrʹəf), Count Aleksandr Vasilevich. 1729-1800. Russian field marshal who became famous for his successful campaigns in the Russo-Turkish War ...
Suwa
▪ Japan  city, Nagano ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, on the eastern shore of Suwa-ko (Lake Suwa). In the Tokugawa era (1603–1867) it was known as Kami-suwa, a castle ...
Suwannee
/seuh won"ee, -waw"nee, swon"ee, swaw"nee/, n. a river in SE Georgia and N Florida, flowing SW to the Gulf of Mexico. 240 mi. (386 km) long. Also, Swanee. * * *
Suwannee River
River, southeastern Georgia and northern Florida, U.S. The river rises in the Okefenokee Swamp and enters the Gulf of Mexico at Suwannee Sound after a course of 250 mi (400 ...
Suwarrow Atoll
▪ atoll, Cook Islands, Pacific Ocean also called  Suvarov         one of the northern Cook Islands, a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand in ...
Suwaydāʾ, Al-
▪ Syria also spelled  As-Suwaydāʾ,  or  Es-Suweida         town, southern Syria. It is situated at the eastern margin of the Ḥawrān region in the foothills of ...
Suwałki
▪ Poland       city, Podlaskie województwo (province), extreme northeastern Poland. First chronicled as a village having a hermitage of the Camaldolese monks ...
Suwon
/sooh"wun"/ n. a city in NW South Korea, S of Seoul. 167,201. * * * ▪ South Korea  city and provincial capital, Kyŏnggi do (province), northwestern South Korea. Since the ...
Suyūṭī, al-
▪ Egyptian author in full  Jalāl al-Dīn Abū al-Faḍl ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Abī Bakr al-Suyūṭī   born 1445, Cairo, Egypt died October 17, 1505, ...
Suzanne
/sooh zan"/ n. a female given name, French form of Susanna or Susannah. Also, Suzann. * * *
Suzdal
Medieval principality, between the Oka River and the Upper Volga, northeastern Russia. Ruled by a branch of the Rurik dynasty during the 12th–14th centuries, it united with ...
suzerain
/sooh"zeuh rin, -rayn'/, n. 1. a sovereign or a state exercising political control over a dependent state. 2. Hist. a feudal overlord. adj. 3. characteristic of or being a ...
suzerainty
/sooh"zeuh rin tee, -rayn'-/, n., pl. suzerainties. 1. the position or authority of a suzerain. 2. the domain or area subject to a suzerain. [1815-25; < F suzeraineté, MF ...
Suzhou
/syuu"joh"/, n. Pinyin. 1. Formerly, Wuxian. a city in S Jiangsu province, in E China. 1,300,000. 2. former name of Yibin. Also, Soochow, Suchou. * * * ▪ ...
Suzhou embroidery
      silk, satin, and other textiles decorated using soft, coloured silk threads and produced at or near the city of Suzhou, in Jiangsu province, China. The Suzhou school ...
Suzie
/sooh"zee/, n. a female given name, form of Susanna or Susannah. Also, Suzy. * * *
Suzman, Helen
orig. Helen Gavronsky born Nov. 7, 1917, Germiston, S.Af. South African legislator. Born in the Transvaal to Lithuanian immigrants, she graduated from the University of ...
Suzuka
▪ Japan       city, Mie ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, on Ise Bay. Suzuka is well known in Japan for the traditional manufacture of stencil paper, used in the dyeing ...
Suzuki Bunji
▪ Japanese politician and social reformer born Sept. 4, 1885, Miyagi prefecture, Japan died March 12, 1946, Sendai, Miyagi prefecture       Japanese Christian who was ...
Suzuki Harunobu
▪ Japanese artist original name  Hozumi Harunobu , pseudonym (gō)  Chōeiken , or  Shikojin , popular name (tsūshō)  Jirobei , or  Jihei   born 1725?, Edo [now ...
Suzuki Kantarō, Danshaku
▪ prime minister of Japan born Jan. 18, 1868, Ōsaka, Japan died April 17, 1948, Chiyō  the last premier (April–August 1945) of Japan during World War II, who was forced ...
Suzuki Shōsan
▪ Japanese Zen priest born Feb. 5, 1579, Mikawa province, Japan died July 28, 1655, Edo [now Tokyo]       Japanese Zen priest.       Suzuki was born of a samurai ...
Suzuki Zenkō
▪ prime minister of Japan born January 11, 1911, Yamada, Iwate prefecture, Japan died July 19, 2004, Tokyo  prime minister of Japan (1980–82), who worked closely with the ...
Suzuki, D T
▪ Japanese Buddhist scholar born Oct. 28, 1870, Kanazawa, Japan died July 12, 1966, Kamakura       Japanese Buddhist scholar and thinker who was the chief interpreter ...
Suzuki, Ichiro
▪ 2001       By 2000 Ichiro Suzuki had established himself as the best baseball player in Japan and had begun his quest for stardom in the U.S. A speedy ...
Suzuki, Shinichi
▪ 1999       Japanese violinist and teacher (b. Oct. 17/18, 1898, Nagoya, Japan—d. Jan. 26, 1998, Matsumoto, Japan), devised a method by which millions of young ...
Suzuki, Zenko
▪ 2005       Japanese politician (b. Jan. 11, 1911, Yamada, Japan—d. July 19, 2004, Tokyo, Japan), served as prime minister of Japan from 1980 to 1982, when he ...
Sv
Physics. sievert; sieverts. * * *
SV 40
simian virus 40; a virus of the Papovaviridae family, originally isolated from kidney cells of healthy monkeys, and important in recombinant DNA and cancer research. Also, SV-40, ...
SV40
SV40 (ĕs'vē-fôrʹtē) n. A virus that causes cancers in monkeys and that is used widely in genetic and medical research.   [s(imian) v(irus) 40.] * * *
svabite
▪ mineral       arsenate mineral, calcium fluoride arsenate [Ca5(AsO4)3F], in the apatite group of phosphates. Typical specimens are transparent, colourless prisms and ...
Svadilfari
▪ Norse mythology       in Norse mythology, an unusually swift and intelligent horse belonging to a giant who offered to build a great wall around Asgard (the kingdom ...
Svalbard
/svahl"bahrdd/, n. Norwegian name of Spitsbergen. * * * Svalbard Introduction Svalbard - Background: First discovered by the Norwegians in ...
Svan language
Svan  lušnu nin , Georgian  svanuri ena        unwritten language spoken in the high valleys south of Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus. Svan and the Georgian, Mingrelian ...
svarabhakti
/sfahr'ah bahk"tee/; Skt. /sveuh rddeuh buk"ti/, n. Ling. the process of inserting vowel sounds into a consonant cluster, as in a loanword to make it conform to the pattern of ...
Svay Riĕng
▪ Cambodia also spelled  Soai Rieng,         town, southeastern Cambodia. Svay Riĕng is located on the Vai Koŭ River; it is linked to Phnom Penh, the national ...
svc
svc or svce abbrev. service * * *
svc.
service. Also, svce. * * *
Svealand
Region, south-central Sweden. Stretching across the breadth of the country, it covers an area of 31,212 sq mi (80,844 sq km). Settled as early as the Stone Age, it was the ...
Sveda, Michael
▪ 2000       American chemist who in 1937 invented cyclamates, a noncaloric artificial sweetener that was widely used in diet soft drinks and desserts before being ...
Svedberg
/sved"bardd'yeu/, n. The(odor) /tay"oh dawrdd'/, 1884-1971, Swedish chemist: Nobel prize 1926. * * *
Svedberg (unit)
Svedberg (unit) or Svedberg [sfed′bərg] n. 〚after The(odor) Svedberg (1884-1971), Swed chemist〛 a unit of time, equal to 10-13 second, used in determining the rate of ...
Svedberg, The(odor)
born Aug. 30, 1884, Fleräng, near Gävle, Swed. died Feb. 25, 1971, Örebro Swedish chemist. He won a Nobel Prize in 1926 for his studies in the chemistry of colloids and for ...
Svedberg, Theodor H.E.
▪ Swedish chemist byname  The Svedberg   born Aug. 30, 1884, Fleräng, near Gävle, Sweden died Feb. 25, 1971, Örebro       Swedish chemist who won the Nobel Prize ...
Svedberg,The
Sved·berg (svĕdʹbərg, -bĕr'ē), The. In full Theodor Svedberg. 1884-1971. Swedish chemist. He won a 1926 Nobel Prize for his work on disperse systems. * * *
svelte
/svelt, sfelt/, adj., svelter, sveltest. 1. slender, esp. gracefully slender in figure; lithe. 2. suave; blandly urbane. [1810-20; < F < It svelto < VL *exvellitus pulled out (r. ...
sveltely
See svelte. * * *
svelteness
See sveltely. * * *
Svendborg
▪ Denmark       city, southern Funen island, Denmark, on Svendborg Sound. Chartered in 1253, it was often plundered in the Middle Ages because of its easily accessible ...
Svengali
/sven gah"lee, sfen-/, n. a person who completely dominates another, usually with selfish or sinister motives. [1940-45; after the evil hypnotist of the same name in the novel ...
Svensk Filmindustri
▪ Swedish film studio Swedish“Swedish Film Industry”       oldest and one of the most important Swedish motion-picture studios, as well as a major film distributor ...
Svenska Dagbladet
▪ Swedish newspaper       (Swedish: “Swedish Daily Paper”), morning daily newspaper published in Stockholm, one of the most influential papers in Sweden and one ...
Svensson, Esbjorn
▪ 2009       Swedish jazz pianist born April 16, 1964, Västeras, Swed. died June 14, 2008, off the coast near Stockholm, Swed. led the jazz group the Esbjörn ...
Sverdlov, Yakov (Mikhaylovich)
born June 3, 1885, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia died March 16, 1919, Moscow Soviet politician. A Bolshevik organizer and agitator in the Urals, he was often arrested and exiled. In ...
Sverdlov, Yakov Mikhaylovich
▪ Soviet statesman born May 22 [June 3, New Style], 1885, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia died March 16, 1919, Moscow       Soviet Communist Party leader and government ...
Sverdlovsk
/sverd lawfsk", -lofsk", sferd-/; Russ. /svyirdd dlawfsk"/, n. former name (1924-91) of Ekaterinburg. * * * ▪ Ukraine       city, eastern Ukraine, in the Donets Basin. ...
Sverdrup
/sver"dreuhp, sfer"-/; Norw. /svardd"drddoop/, n. 1. Otto Neumann /awt"toh noy"mahn/, 1855?-1930, Norwegian explorer of the Arctic. 2. Also called Sverdrup Islands. a group of ...


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