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scrubber Tweet Definition of scrubber Like Definition of scrubber on Facebook
noun 
  1. An item used to scrub something else clean.
     
Set Tweet Definition of Set Like Definition of Set on Facebook
proper noun (also Seth)
  1. An ancient Egyptian god, variously described as the god of chaos, the god of thunder and storms, or the god of destruction.
     
sex Tweet Definition of sex Like Definition of sex on Facebook
noun (es, -)
  1. (uncountable) The act of sexual intercourse.
  2. (countable) Either of two main divisions (either male or female) into which many organisms can be placed, according to reproductive function or organs.
What is that hamster?
  1. (euphemism) genitalia, Genitalia; a penis or vagina.
  2. (context, with definite article, dated) women, Women, womankind.
    • 1759, Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Penguin 2003, p. 60):
    • : unless it was with his sister-in-law, my father's wife and my mother,""my uncle Toby scarce exchanged three words with the sex in as many years
    • 1913, Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Dying Detective" (Norton 2005, p.1342)
    • : He disliked and distrusted the sex, but he was always a chivalrous opponent.
      All you ever think about is .
verb (sex, es)
  1. (transitive) To determine the sex of.
It is not easy to a hyena.
  1. (transitive) (informal) To have sex with.
The passionate lovers sexed each other every night.
  1. sex up
     
shear Tweet Definition of shear Like Definition of shear on Facebook
noun 
  1. a cutting tool similar to scissors, but often larger
  2. the act of shearing, or something removed by shearing
  1. (physics) a force that produces a shearing strain
verb (shears, shearing, sheared or shore, shorn or sheared)
  1. To cut, originally with a sword or other bladed weapon, now usually with shears, or as if using shears.
    • 1819, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe:
    • : So trenchant was the Templar"s weapon, that it shore asunder, as it had been a willow twig, the tough and plaited handle of the mace, which the ill-fated Saxon reared to parry the blow, and, descending on his head, levelled him with the earth.
      1. To remove the fleece from a sheep etc by clipping
    • (physics) To deform because of shearing forces
     
shoat Tweet Definition of shoat Like Definition of shoat on Facebook
noun 
  1. A young, newly-weaned pig.
  • 1955: There would have been nature studies " a tiger pursuing a bird of paradise, a choking snake sheathing whole the flayed trunk of a . " Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
     
shrinkage Tweet Definition of shrinkage Like Definition of shrinkage on Facebook
noun 
  1. the act of shrinking, or the proportion by which something shrinks
  2. the loss of merchandise through theft
     
sire Tweet Definition of sire Like Definition of sire on Facebook
noun 
  1. A lord, master, or other person in authority, most commonly used vocatively.
  2. A father horse.
verb (sir, es)
  1. (italbrac-colon, for males) to procreate; to become a father
     
slop Tweet Definition of slop Like Definition of slop on Facebook
noun (plural slops)
  1. (uncountable) A liquid or semi-solid; goo, paste, or mud.
  2. scraps which are fed to pigs
  3. (context, in plural, nautical, dated) clothing and bedding issued to sailors
verb , slops, slopped, slopping
  1. (transitive) to spill or dump liquid
    I slopped water all over my shirt.
  2. (transitive) to feed pigs
     
sow Tweet Definition of sow Like Definition of sow on Facebook
noun 
  1. A female pig.
  2. A channel that conducts molten metal to molds.
  3. A mass of metal solidified in a mold.
  4. (derogatory slang) A contemptible woman.
verb (sows, sowing, sowed, sown)
  1. (transitive) To scatter, disperse, or plant (seeds).
I needed to sow the field, so I sowed the field, and when I had sown the field, I was happy.
     
stag Tweet Definition of stag Like Definition of stag on Facebook
noun 
  1. The adult male of the red deer (Cervus elaphus), a large European species closely related to the American elk, or wapiti.
  2. The male of certain other species of large deer.
  3. A colt, or filly.
  4. A romping girl.
  5. A castrated bull; -- called also bull stag, and bull seg. See the Note under Ox.
  6. An outside irregular dealer in stocks, who is not a member of the exchange.
  7. One who applies for the allotment of shares in new projects, with a view to sell immediately at a premium, and not to hold the stock.
  8. The European wren.
  9. A social event held in honor of a groom on the eve of his wedding, attended by male friends of the groom, sometimes a fund-raiser.
The stag will be held in the hotel's ballroom
adverb 
  1. Of a man, attending a formal social function without a date.
:: My brother went stag to prom because he couldn't find a date.      
stale Tweet Definition of stale Like Definition of stale on Facebook
noun 
  1. (context, Shakespearian) A woman who is "no longer fresh" or who has lost her virginity.
    • Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act IV, Scene i, lines 59-60:
    • : I stand dishonor'd, that have gone about
    • : To link my dear friend to a common
adjective 
  1. Having lost its freshness from age. Stale food, for instance, is food which is still edible but has lost its deliciousness.
The steak is as as the beer.
If you don't enter a room for some days, the air will become .
  1. No longer new; no longer interesting; established; old; as, stale news, a stale joke, etc.
     
stand Tweet Definition of stand Like Definition of stand on Facebook
noun 
  1. A device to hold something upright or aloft.
He set the music upon the and began to play.
  1. The platform on which a witness testifies in court; the witness stand or witness box.
She took the and quietly answered questions.
  1. A resolute, unwavering position; firm opinion; action for a purpose in the face of opposition.
They took a firm against copyright infringement.
  1. A particular grove or other group of trees.
This of pines is older than the one next to it.
  1. (forestry) A contiguous group of trees sufficiently uniform in age-class distribution, composition, and structure, and growing on a site of sufficiently uniform quality, to be a distinguishable unit.
  2. A small building, booth, or stage, as in a bandstand or hamburger stand.
  3. A designated spot where someone or something may stand or wait: taxi stand.
  4. (cricket) A partnership.
verb (stands, standing, stood, stood or archaic standen)
  1. (intransitive) To be upright, support oneself on the feet in an erect position.
Here I stand, wondering what to do next.
  1. (intransitive) To rise to one's feet; to stand up.
Stand up, walk to the refrigerator, and get your own snack.
  1. (intransitive) To remain motionless.
Do not leave your car standing in the road.
  1. (context, cricket, intransitive) To act as an umpire.
  2. (intransitive) To undergo; withstand; hold up.
The works of Shakespeare have stood the test of time.
  1. (transitive) To tolerate.
I can't stand when people don't read the instructions.
I can't her.
  1. (intransitive) To place in an upright or standing position.
He stood the broom in a corner and took a break.
  1. (context, UK, intransitive) To seek election
He is standing for election to the local council
     
steer Tweet Definition of steer Like Definition of steer on Facebook
noun 
  1. The castrated male of cattle, especially one raised for beef production.
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering-wheel).
    When planning the boat trip we had completely forgotten that we needed somebody to steer.
  2. (transitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering-wheel).
    I find it very difficult to steer a skateboard.
  3. (transitive) To direct a group of animals.
  4. (transitive) To maneuver or manipulate a person or group into a place or course of action.
    Hume believes that principles of association steer the imagination of artists.
  5. (transitive) To direct a conversation.
     
stock Tweet Definition of stock Like Definition of stock on Facebook
noun 
  1. A store of goods ready for sale; inventory.
We have a stock of televisions on hand.
  1. A supply of anything ready for use.
Lay in a stock of wood for the winter season.
  1. Any of the several species of cruciferous flowers in the genus Matthiola.
  2. Farm animals (short form of livestock)
  3. (also rolling stock) Railroad cars.
  4. (finance) The capital raised by a company through the issue of shares. The total of shares held by an individual shareholder.
  5. The part of a rifle or shotgun that rests against the shooter's shoulder.
  6. (nautical) A bar going through an anchor, perpendicular to the flukes.
  7. The axle into which the rudder is attached (rudder stock); it transfers the movement of the helm to the rudder.
  8. (uncountable) Broth made from meat or vegetables, used as a basis for stew or soup.
  9. The type of paper used in printing.
The books were printed on a heavier this year.
  1. A wide necktie popular in the eighteenth century, often seen today as a part of formal wear for horse riding competitions.
verb 
  1. To have on hand for sale.
The store stocks all kinds of dried vegetables.
adjective 
  1. Normally available for purchase.
stock items
stock sizes
  1. Straightforward, plain, very basic
That band is quite stock
He gave me a stock answer
     
stockyard Tweet Definition of stockyard Like Definition of stockyard on Facebook
noun 
  1. An enclosed yard, with pens or stables, where livestock is kept temporarily before being slaughtered, sold, or shipped.
     
stover Tweet Definition of stover Like Definition of stover on Facebook
noun 
  1. Fodder for cattle, especially straw or coarse hay.
     
strip Tweet Definition of strip Like Definition of strip on Facebook
noun 
  1. a long, thin piece of a bigger item
    • You use strips of paper in papier mache.
      1. a series of drawings, a comic
      2. a landing strip
      3. a street with multiple shopping or entertainment possibilities
      4. (fencing) The fencing area, roughly 14 meters by 2 meters.
      5. (UK football) the uniform of a football team, or the same worn by supporters.
verb (strip, p, ing)
  1. (transitive) To remove or take away.
    • Norm will the old varnish before painting the chair.
      1. (transitive) To take off clothing.
      2. (intransitive) To do a striptease.
      3. (transitive) To completely take away, to plunder.
    • The robbers stripped Norm of everything he owned.
      1. (transitive) To remove the threads from a screw or the teeth from a gear.
      2. (transitive) To remove color from hair, cloth, etc. to prepare it to receive new color.
      3. (transitive) (in Bridge) To remove all cards of a particular suit from another player. (See also, strip-squeeze.)
     
Summer Tweet Definition of Summer Like Definition of Summer on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) of modern usage, for someone born in summer.
     

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