- An item used to scrub something else clean.
proper noun (also Seth)
- An ancient Egyptian god, variously described as the god of chaos, the god of thunder and storms, or the god of destruction.
noun (es, -)
- (uncountable) The act of sexual intercourse.
- (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?
- (euphemism) genitalia, Genitalia; a penis or vagina.
- (context, with definite article, dated) women, Women, womankind.
verb (sex, es)
- 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 .
- (transitive) To determine the sex of.
- It is not easy to a hyena.
- (transitive) (informal) To have sex with.
- The passionate lovers sexed each other every night.
- sex up
- a cutting tool similar to scissors, but often larger
- the act of shearing, or something removed by shearing
verb (shears, shearing, sheared or shore, shorn or sheared)
- (physics) a force that produces a shearing strain
- 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.
- To remove the fleece from a sheep etc by clipping
- (physics) To deform because of shearing forces
- 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
- the act of shrinking, or the proportion by which something shrinks
- the loss of merchandise through theft
verb (sir, es)
- A lord, master, or other person in authority, most commonly used vocatively.
- A father horse.
- (italbrac-colon, for males) to procreate; to become a father
noun (plural slops)
verb , slops, slopped, slopping
- (uncountable) A liquid or semi-solid; goo, paste, or mud.
- scraps which are fed to pigs
- (context, in plural, nautical, dated) clothing and bedding issued to sailors
- (transitive) to spill or dump liquid
- I slopped water all over my shirt.
- (transitive) to feed pigs
verb (sows, sowing, sowed, sown)
- A female pig.
- A channel that conducts molten metal to molds.
- A mass of metal solidified in a mold.
- (derogatory slang) A contemptible woman.
- (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.
- The adult male of the red deer (Cervus elaphus), a large European species closely related to the American elk, or wapiti.
- The male of certain other species of large deer.
- A colt, or filly.
- A romping girl.
- A castrated bull; -- called also bull stag, and bull seg. See the Note under Ox.
- An outside irregular dealer in stocks, who is not a member of the exchange.
- 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.
- The European wren.
- 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
:: My brother went stag to prom because he couldn't find a date.
- Of a man, attending a formal social function without a date.
- (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
- 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 .
- No longer new; no longer interesting; established; old; as, stale news, a stale joke, etc.
- A device to hold something upright or aloft.
verb (stands, standing, stood, stood or archaic standen)
- He set the music upon the and began to play.
- The platform on which a witness testifies in court; the witness stand or witness box.
- She took the and quietly answered questions.
- A resolute, unwavering position; firm opinion; action for a purpose in the face of opposition.
- They took a firm against copyright infringement.
- A particular grove or other group of trees.
- This of pines is older than the one next to it.
- (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.
- A small building, booth, or stage, as in a bandstand or hamburger stand.
- A designated spot where someone or something may stand or wait: taxi stand.
- (cricket) A partnership.
- (intransitive) To be upright, support oneself on the feet in an erect position.
- Here I stand, wondering what to do next.
- (intransitive) To rise to one's feet; to stand up.
- Stand up, walk to the refrigerator, and get your own snack.
- (intransitive) To remain motionless.
- Do not leave your car standing in the road.
- (context, cricket, intransitive) To act as an umpire.
- (intransitive) To undergo; withstand; hold up.
- The works of Shakespeare have stood the test of time.
- (transitive) To tolerate.
- I can't stand when people don't read the instructions.
- I can't her.
- (intransitive) To place in an upright or standing position.
- He stood the broom in a corner and took a break.
- (context, UK, intransitive) To seek election
- He is standing for election to the local council
- The castrated male of cattle, especially one raised for beef production.
- (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.
- (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.
- (transitive) To direct a group of animals.
- (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.
- (transitive) To direct a conversation.
- A store of goods ready for sale; inventory.
- We have a stock of televisions on hand.
- A supply of anything ready for use.
- Lay in a stock of wood for the winter season.
- Any of the several species of cruciferous flowers in the genus Matthiola.
- Farm animals (short form of livestock)
- (also rolling stock) Railroad cars.
- (finance) The capital raised by a company through the issue of shares. The total of shares held by an individual shareholder.
- The part of a rifle or shotgun that rests against the shooter's shoulder.
- (nautical) A bar going through an anchor, perpendicular to the flukes.
- The axle into which the rudder is attached (rudder stock); it transfers the movement of the helm to the rudder.
- (uncountable) Broth made from meat or vegetables, used as a basis for stew or soup.
- The type of paper used in printing.
- The books were printed on a heavier this year.
- A wide necktie popular in the eighteenth century, often seen today as a part of formal wear for horse riding competitions.
- To have on hand for sale.
- The store stocks all kinds of dried vegetables.
- Normally available for purchase.
- stock items
- stock sizes
- Straightforward, plain, very basic
- That band is quite stock
- He gave me a stock answer
- An enclosed yard, with pens or stables, where livestock is kept temporarily before being slaughtered, sold, or shipped.
- Fodder for cattle, especially straw or coarse hay.
- a long, thin piece of a bigger item
verb (strip, p, ing)
- You use strips of paper in papier mache.
- a series of drawings, a comic
- a landing strip
- a street with multiple shopping or entertainment possibilities
- (fencing) The fencing area, roughly 14 meters by 2 meters.
- (UK football) the uniform of a football team, or the same worn by supporters.
- (transitive) To remove or take away.
- Norm will the old varnish before painting the chair.
- (transitive) To take off clothing.
- (intransitive) To do a striptease.
- (transitive) To completely take away, to plunder.
- The robbers stripped Norm of everything he owned.
- (transitive) To remove the threads from a screw or the teeth from a gear.
- (transitive) To remove color from hair, cloth, etc. to prepare it to receive new color.
- (transitive) (in Bridge) To remove all cards of a particular suit from another player. (See also, strip-squeeze.)
- (given name, female) of modern usage, for someone born in summer.