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sade Tweet Definition of sade Like Definition of sade on Facebook
noun 
  1. (alternative spelling of, sadhe)
     
saki Tweet Definition of saki Like Definition of saki on Facebook
noun 
  1. (alternative spelling of, sake) (rice wine)
     
Salisbury Tweet Definition of Salisbury Like Definition of Salisbury on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in Wiltshire, England
     
Samuelson Tweet Definition of Samuelson Like Definition of Samuelson on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English and Ashkenazic Jewish patronymic surname derived from the given name Samuel
     
sand Tweet Definition of sand Like Definition of sand on Facebook
noun 
  1. Rock that is ground more finely than gravel, but is not as fine as silt (more formally, see w:Grain_size, grain sizes chart), forming beaches and deserts and also used in construction. Sand may be blown around by the wind; gravel is too heavy, and silt (on beaches) does not usually have time to dry out between tides.
  2. (often in plural sands) a beach or other expanse of sand.
  3. (obsolete) Personal courage (used before or around 1920s)
  4. A light beige colour, like that of typical sand.
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adjective (no (compar) or (superl))
  1. Of a light beige colour, like that of typical sand.
     
sanger Tweet Definition of sanger Like Definition of sanger on Facebook
noun 
  1. (context, AU, informal) A sandwich.
     
Sappho Tweet Definition of Sappho Like Definition of Sappho on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Greek poet who lived between 630 and 570 BC (exact dates unknown).
     
savage Tweet Definition of savage Like Definition of savage on Facebook
noun 
  1. A savage person.
  2. (figurative) A defiant person.
verb (savages, savaging, savaged) (transitive)
  1. To attack or assault someone or something ferociously or without restraint.
  2. (figurative) To criticise vehemently.
His latest film was savaged by most reviewers.
  1. (context, of an animal) To attack with the teeth
adjective 
  1. wild; not cultivated
  2. barbaric; not civilized
  3. fierce and ferocious
  4. brutal, vicious or merciless
That woman across the street died from a murder.
     
say Tweet Definition of say Like Definition of say on Facebook
verb (says, saying, said)
  1. To pronounce
Please your name slowly and clearly.
  1. To recite
Martha, will you grace?
  1. To communicate, either verbally or in writing
He said he would be here tomorrow.
  1. To indicate in a written form
The sign says it's 50 kilometres to Paris.
     
Sayers Tweet Definition of Sayers Like Definition of Sayers on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. English surname common in Sussex.
     
scopes Tweet Definition of scopes Like Definition of scopes on Facebook
noun 
  1. (plural of, scope)
     
Scott Tweet Definition of Scott Like Definition of Scott on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English ethnic surname for someone with Scottish ancestry
  2. A male given name derived from the surname
     
scribe Tweet Definition of scribe Like Definition of scribe on Facebook
noun 
  1. One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an official or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist.
  2. A writer and doctor of the law; one skilled in the law and traditions; one who read and explained the law to the people.
  3. A very sharp, steel drawing implement used in engraving and etching.
verb (scrib, ing)
  1. To write, or to record.
  2. To write or draw with a scribe.
     
seaman Tweet Definition of seaman Like Definition of seaman on Facebook
noun (seamen)
  1. A mariner or sailor, one who mans a ship. Opposed to landman or landsman.
  2. A naval rank, same level as private in the army.
  3. A merman; the male of the mermaid.
Not to mention mermaids or seamen. &mdash; w:Locke, Locke.
     
Seattle Tweet Definition of Seattle Like Definition of Seattle on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Seaport and largest city in the State of Washington, USA.
     
Sebastian Tweet Definition of Sebastian Like Definition of Sebastian on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, , )
     
service Tweet Definition of service Like Definition of service on Facebook
noun 
  1. (economics) That which is produced, then traded, bought or sold, then finally consumed and consists of an action or work.
Hair care is a industry.
  1. (computing) A function that is provided by one program or machine for another.
This machine provides the name for the LAN.
  1. The military.
I did three years in the before coming here.
  1. A set of dishes or utensils.
She brought out the silver tea .
  1. The act of initially starting, or serving, the ball in play in tennis, volleyball, and other games.
The player had four faults in the set.
  1. A religious rite or ritual.
The funeral was touching.
  1. The serving, or delivery, of a summons or writ.
The happened yesterday.
  1. (public service) that which is provided by the Government or its agents
The Job Centre provides a to the unemployed.
  1. (religion) Doing something for someone else without thought of reward or payment.
verb (servic, ing)
  1. to serve
They the customer base.
  1. to perform maintenance
He is going to the car.
     
sexton Tweet Definition of sexton Like Definition of sexton on Facebook
noun 
  1. A church official who looks after a church and its graveyard and may act as a gravedigger and bell-ringer.
     
Seymour Tweet Definition of Seymour Like Definition of Seymour on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
  2. A common surname.
     
Shakespeare Tweet Definition of Shakespeare Like Definition of Shakespeare on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname.
  2. William Shakespeare, an English playwright and poet of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries
  3. His works or media adaptations of his works.
  4. eloquent, Eloquent poetry.
Her composition was pure .
     
Shannon Tweet Definition of Shannon Like Definition of Shannon on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (rivers) The longest river in the British Isles, that flows through Ireland into the Atlantic Ocean.
  2. An Irish surname, derived from Shanahan
  3. (context, mostly, US) (given name, male) derived from the river
  4. (context, mostly, US) (given name, female) derived from the river
     
sharp Tweet Definition of sharp Like Definition of sharp on Facebook
noun 
  1. (music) The symbol â¯, placed after the name of a note, in the key signature, or before a note on the staff to indicate that the note is to be played a semitone higher.
''Frequently, transposition is harder to read because of all the sharps and flats on the staff.
  1. (music) A note that is sharp in a particular key.
The piece was difficult to read after it had been transposed, since in the new key many of the notes were sharps.
  1. Something which is sharp; usually used in the plural.
Place sharps in a specially marked container for safe disposal.
  1. A dishonest person; a cheater.
The casino kept a set of pictures of known sharps in the break room for the bouncers to see.
adjective (er, est)
  1. Able to cut easily.
I keep my knives so that they don't slip unexpectedly while carving.
  1. (colloquial) intelligent, Intelligent.
''My nephew is a lad; he can count to 100 in six languages, and he's only five years old.
  1. Able to pierce easily.
Ernest had made the pencil too , and accidentally stabbed himself with it.
  1. (music) A note that is played a semitone higher than usual (denoted by the name of the note followed by the symbol â¯).
The pitch pipe rang out with a perfect F⯠(F sharp).
  1. (music) The scale having a particular sharp note as its tonic.
The Moonlight Sonata is written in C⯠minor (C sharp minor.)
  1. (music) Higher-pitched than desired.
The oboe was an eighth of a tone .
  1. Having an intense, acrid flavour, as cheddar.
Milly couldn't stand cheeses when she was pregnant, as they made her nauseous.
  1. Intense and sudden, as a pain.
During labor, pregnant women will experience contractions.
  1. (colloquial) Illegal or dishonest, as a practice.
Michael had a number of ventures on the side that he kept off the books.
  1. exact, Exact, precise, accurate; keen.
You'll need aim to make that shot.
  1. offensive, Offensive, critical, or acrimonious, as criticism.
''When the two rivals met, first there were words, and then a fight broke out.
  1. (colloquial) stylish, Stylish or attractive.
You look so in that tuxedo!
  1. observant, Observant; alert; acute.
Keep a watch on the prisoners. I don't want them to escape!
adverb 
  1. exactly, Exactly.
I'll see you at twelve o'clock, .
  1. (music) In a higher pitch than is correct or desirable.
I didn't enjoy the concert much because the tenor kept going on the high notes.
     
Shaw Tweet Definition of Shaw Like Definition of Shaw on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English topographic surname for someone who lived by a small wood or copse
     
Shawn Tweet Definition of Shawn Like Definition of Shawn on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, from Irish, ), an anglicized spelling of Seí¡n, the Irish form of John.
  2. (given name, female), tranferred use of the male name.
     
shearer Tweet Definition of shearer Like Definition of shearer on Facebook
noun 
  1. a person employed to remove the wool from sheep using shears.
     
sheen Tweet Definition of sheen Like Definition of sheen on Facebook
noun 
  1. splendor; radiance; shininess.
verb to sheen
  1. To shine; to glisten.
     
Shelley Tweet Definition of Shelley Like Definition of Shelley on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), a Romantic poet.
  2. A habitational surname.
  3. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname, mostly before 1930.
  4. (given name, female) used since the 1930s, also explained as a variant of Shirley or Michelle.
     
Sheridan Tweet Definition of Sheridan Like Definition of Sheridan on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An Irish surname; the Anglicised form of Gaelic í Sirideí¡in
  2. An male given name transferred from the surname
  3. The Irish playwright w:Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  4. Any of many placenames
     
Sherman Tweet Definition of Sherman Like Definition of Sherman on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English occupational surname for a sheep-shearer
  2. An American surname derived from the German Schuermann
  3. An Ashkenazic Jewish occupational surname for a tailor
  4. A male given name derived from the surname
  5. A w:Sherman tank, Sherman tank, main Allied battle tank in World War II
     
Shirley Tweet Definition of Shirley Like Definition of Shirley on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname
  1. (given name, female, ).
  2. (rarely) A male given name derived from the surname.
     
shoemaker Tweet Definition of shoemaker Like Definition of shoemaker on Facebook
noun 
  1. a person who makes shoes
     
shore Tweet Definition of shore Like Definition of shore on Facebook
noun 
  1. the land on or near a waterline such as a sea or lake
  2. the land
The seamen were serving on instead of in ships.
  1. a prop or strut supporting the weight or flooring above it
The shores stayed upright during the earthquake.
verb (shor, ing)
  1. To provide support in some way
My family shored me up after I failed the GED.
The workers were shoring up the dock after it fell into the water.
     
shorter Tweet Definition of shorter Like Definition of shorter on Facebook
adjective (Positive: short. Comparative: shorter. Superlative: shortest)
  1. comparative, Comparative form of the adjective short. Lesser in stature, length or height.
    There are two routes to get there. We're in a rush so we'll take the one.
     
Sidney Tweet Definition of Sidney Like Definition of Sidney on Facebook
proper noun (plural Sidneys)
  1. A surname.
  2. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname since the eighteenth century; diminutive Sid
  3. (given name, female), twentieth century usage, more often in the form Sydney.
     
siemens Tweet Definition of siemens Like Definition of siemens on Facebook
noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
(pl=siemens)
  1. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electric conductance; the electric conductance in a body that has a resistance of one ohm. Symbol: S
     
silver Tweet Definition of silver Like Definition of silver on Facebook
noun 
  1. (uncountable) A lustrous, white, metallic element, atomic number 47, atomic weight 107.87, symbol Ag.
  2. (collectively) Coins made from silver or any similar white metal.
  3. (collectively) Cutlery, whether silver or made from some other white metal (U.S.: silverware).
  4. (collectively) Any items made from silver or any other white metal.
  5. (countable) A shiny gray/grey color/colour.
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adjective 
  1. Made from silver.
  2. Made from another white metal.
  3. Having a color/colour like silver: a shiny gray/grey.
     
Simon Tweet Definition of Simon Like Definition of Simon on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical character) Several persons in the New Testament, notably the original name of Apostle Peter.
  2. (given name, male, )
     
Simpson Tweet Definition of Simpson Like Definition of Simpson on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a Scottish and northern English patronymic surname derived from Sim, the short form of Simon
  2. an English habitational surname for someone who lived in either of several places in Devon
     
SIMS Tweet Definition of SIMS Like Definition of SIMS on Facebook
initialism 
  1. secondary ion mass spectrometry
     
Sinclair Tweet Definition of Sinclair Like Definition of Sinclair on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Scottish surname, that of a clan, derived from St Claire to whom their churches were dedicated
     
singer Tweet Definition of singer Like Definition of singer on Facebook
noun 
  1. person who sings, is able to sing, or earns a living by singing
  2. (square dance) dance figure with a fixed structure, sung by a caller, or a piece of music with that structure. See square dance singer.
     
sitter Tweet Definition of sitter Like Definition of sitter on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Sitter, Sitter (football))
  1. Someone who sits e.g. for a portrait
  2. One employed to watch or tend something; the general form of babysitter, housesitter, petsitter, etc.
It's always such a pain to get a on short notice.
  1. A broody hen
  2. (football) A really easy scoring chance.
How could he miss that? It was an absolute sitter!
  1. (context, snooker) A ball that is in the jaws of a pocket.
     
skinner Tweet Definition of skinner Like Definition of skinner on Facebook
noun 
  1. Someone who skins animals as a job.
     
slater Tweet Definition of slater Like Definition of slater on Facebook
noun 
  1. One who lays slates, or whose occupation is to slate buildings.
  2. Any terrestrial isopod crustacean of the genus Porcellio and allied genera; a sow bug.
     
slaughter Tweet Definition of slaughter Like Definition of slaughter on Facebook
noun 
  1. (uncountable) The killing of animals, generally for food
  2. A massacre; the killing of a large number of people
  3. A rout or decisive defeat
verb 
  1. (transitive) To butcher animals, generally for food
  2. (transitive) To massacre people in large numbers
  3. (transitive) To kill in a particularly brutal manner
     
smalls Tweet Definition of smalls Like Definition of smalls on Facebook
noun (plurale tantum)
  1. (context, UK, Australia, informal) underwear, Underwear.
He's in the garden hanging his on the washing line.
     
smetana Tweet Definition of smetana Like Definition of smetana on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, smetana (cream))
  1. a European form of soured cream or crème fraí®che
     
smiley Tweet Definition of smiley Like Definition of smiley on Facebook
noun 
  1. (rare) A simplified representation of a smiling face.
  2. (Internet) A sequence of keyboard characters used to represent a person's mood or emotion, especially <tt>&nbsp;:), :)</tt> or <tt>&nbsp;:-), :-)</tt> or other smiling depiction.
  3. (slang) Having one's throat slit from side to side.
adjective 
  1. cheerful, Cheerful and happy; smiling.
     
Smith Tweet Definition of Smith Like Definition of Smith on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname (the most common in Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand); derived from the trade name smith.
     
snell Tweet Definition of snell Like Definition of snell on Facebook
noun category:Fishing
  1. A short line of horsehair, gut, monofilament, etc., by which a fishhook is attached to a longer (and usually heavier) line.
     
snow Tweet Definition of snow Like Definition of snow on Facebook
noun 
  1. (uncountable) The frozen, crystalline state of water that falls as precipitation.
    • 1928: w:A._A._Milne, A. A. Milne, w:The_House_at_Pooh_Corner, The House at Pooh Corner
    • : ...the wind had dropped, and the , tired of rushing around in circles trying to catch itself up, now fluttered gently down until it found a place on which to rest, and sometimes the place was Pooh's nose and sometimes it wasn't...
      1. (uncountable) A shade of the color white.
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      1. (uncountable) Random electrical noise in a television picture.
      2. (uncountable) (slang) cocaine, Cocaine.
      3. (countable) A snowfall; a blanket of frozen water.
      We have had several heavy snows this year.
verb (snows, snowing, snowed, snowed or snown)
  1. (italbrac, used only in the infinitive and the third-person singular with it) Said of the weather when snow is falling.
It is snowing.
It started to .
  1. (colloquial) To hoodwink someone, especially by presenting confusing information.
  2. (poker) To bluff in draw poker by refusing to draw any cards
     
Socrates Tweet Definition of Socrates Like Definition of Socrates on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Greek philosopher.
     
song Tweet Definition of song Like Definition of song on Facebook
noun 
  1. A musical piece with lyrics (or "words to sing"); prose that one can sing.
He wrote a beautiful about her.
  1. A musical sound by a bird.
  2. A musical sound by insect, whale or some other animal which sounds melodious to humans.
I love hearing the of canary birds.
  1. Something that cost only a little.
He bought that car for a .
  1. Faeces.
The gorilla liked to fling at the patrons at the zoo.
     
Sophocles Tweet Definition of Sophocles Like Definition of Sophocles on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Greek dramatic poet (ca.495 BC " 406 BC); Sophocles was one of the three greatest Greek tragedians. In the Athenian dramatic competitions of the Festival of Dionysus, he won more first prizes (around 20) than any other playwright, and placed second in all others he participated in. He is best remembered for his Oedipus Cycle of plays.
     
Southampton Tweet Definition of Southampton Like Definition of Southampton on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a city in southern England
     
Southey Tweet Definition of Southey Like Definition of Southey on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname of unknown origin, but presumably from the word south
  2. w:Robert Southey, Robert Southey English poet
     
Spalding Tweet Definition of Spalding Like Definition of Spalding on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Spalding, Lincolnshire)
  1. a market town in Lincolnshire, England
  2. an English and Scottish habitational surname
     
spark Tweet Definition of spark Like Definition of spark on Facebook
noun (plural sparks)
  1. A small particle of glowing matter, either molten or on fire.
  2. A short or small burst of electrical discharge.
  3. (figuratively) A small amount of something, such as an idea, that has the potential to become something greater, just as a spark can start a fire.
  4. (in plural sparks but treated as a singular) A ship's radio operator.
     
sparks Tweet Definition of sparks Like Definition of sparks on Facebook
noun 
  1. (plural of, spark)
verb 
  1. (third-person singular of, spark)
     
speaker Tweet Definition of speaker Like Definition of speaker on Facebook
noun 
  1. one who speaks
A native English speaker.
  1. loudspeaker
  2. (politics) the chair or presiding officer of certain legislative bodies, such as the U.K. House of Commons or the U.S. House of Representatives
  3. one who makes a speech to an audience
The company hired a motivational speaker to boost morale.
     
Spencer Tweet Definition of Spencer Like Definition of Spencer on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English occupational surname from someone worked in a spense (larder of medieval monastery).
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surname, used since the nineteenth century.
  3. w:Edmund Spencer, Edmund Spencer, English poet.
     
Spenser Tweet Definition of Spenser Like Definition of Spenser on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname.
     
spitz Tweet Definition of spitz Like Definition of spitz on Facebook
noun 
  1. A dog
     
Stafford Tweet Definition of Stafford Like Definition of Stafford on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The county town of Staffordshire; several other places of the same name
  2. An English habitational surname from the placename
     
Stagirite Tweet Definition of Stagirite Like Definition of Stagirite on Facebook
noun 
  1. someone from w:Stagira, Stagira, specifically w:Aristotle, Aristotle.
     
Stalin Tweet Definition of Stalin Like Definition of Stalin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. w:Joseph Stalin, Joseph Stalin, Bolshevik revolutionary
     
Stanford Tweet Definition of Stanford Like Definition of Stanford on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a family name and a male given name
  2. a private university in the Bay Area of California
    • See w:Stanford University, Wikipedia article on Stanford University
     
Stanley Tweet Definition of Stanley Like Definition of Stanley on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
Stanton Tweet Definition of Stanton Like Definition of Stanton on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Any of several placenames in England from Saxon words meaning stone and enclosure
  2. A habitational surname from either of these places
     
stark Tweet Definition of stark Like Definition of stark on Facebook
verb 
  1. (obsolete except in dialects) To stiffen.
  2. (Publishing) To edit mercilessly with an iron hand
Laurie needs to this asap.
adjective 
  1. (obsolete) hard, firm; obdurate.
  2. severe; violent; fierce (now usually in describing the weather)
  3. (archaic) strong; vigorous; powerful.
  4. stiff, rigid
His body was already stiff and .
  1. hard in appearance; barren, desolate
I picked my way forlornly through the , sharp rocks.
  1. complete, absolute, full
I screamed in terror.
adverb 
  1. starkly; entirely, absolutely
He's gone , staring mad.
She was just standing there, naked.
     
Steele Tweet Definition of Steele Like Definition of Steele on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English and Scottish surname from Middle English stele meaning steel; either a metal worker or a person considered to be as hard as steel
     
stein Tweet Definition of stein Like Definition of stein on Facebook
noun 
  1. A beer mug, usually made of ceramic.
    • 1974: A gnome-size German civilian with a red von Hindenburg mustache is dispensing steins of what looks to be mostly head. " Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
     
Stella Tweet Definition of Stella Like Definition of Stella on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female)
  1. short for the beer brand w:Stella Artois, Stella Artois TM
    :I'm going to have a few Stellas tonight
     
Stephen Tweet Definition of Stephen Like Definition of Stephen on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical) The first Christian martyr.
  2. (given name, male, from Greek, ).
     
Stephenson Tweet Definition of Stephenson Like Definition of Stephenson on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English and Scottish patronymic surname derived from the given name Stephen
     
stern Tweet Definition of stern Like Definition of stern on Facebook
noun 
  1. (nautical) The rear part or after end of a ship or vessel.
adjective 
  1. grim, has hardness or severity of nature or manner
     
Stevens Tweet Definition of Stevens Like Definition of Stevens on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English patronymic surname derived from the given name Steven
     
Stewart Tweet Definition of Stewart Like Definition of Stewart on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Scottish surname; variants Stuart (Scots), Steward (English); patronyms Stewartson, Stewardson.
  2. (given name, male)
category:Scottish surnames      
still Tweet Definition of still Like Definition of still on Facebook
noun 
  1. A period of calm or silence.
  2. (photography) A non-moving photograph. (The term is generally used only when it is necessary to distinguish from movies.)
  3. (slang) A resident of the Falkland Islands.
verb 
  1. to calm down, to quiet
Still that animal before it hurts someone.
adjective (er, more)
  1. unmoving
adverb 
  1. at the present time, as in the past.
Is it raining?
  1. nevertheless
I"m not hungry, but I"ll manage to find room for dessert.
  1. to an even greater degree. (Used to modify comparative adjectives or adverbs.)
Tom is tall; Dick is taller; Harry is taller.
     
stoker Tweet Definition of stoker Like Definition of stoker on Facebook
noun 
  1. A person who stokes, especially one on a steamship who stokes coal in the boilers
  2. A device that feeds coal into a furnace etc automatically
     
stokes Tweet Definition of stokes Like Definition of stokes on Facebook
verb 
  1. Third-person singular of to stoke.
     
stone Tweet Definition of stone Like Definition of stone on Facebook
noun (countable and uncountable; plural stones except as shown below)
  1. (uncountable) A hard earthen substance that can form large rocks and boulders.
  2. A small piece of stone.
  3. A gemstone, a jewel, especially a diamond.
  4. (plural: ) A unit of mass equal to 14 pounds. Used to measure the weights of people, animals, cheese, wool, etc.
  • 1882: Generally, however, the or petra, almost always of 14 lbs., is used, the tod of 28 lbs., and the sack of thirteen tods. &mdash; James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England Volume 4, p. 209.
    1. (botany) The central part of some fruits, particularly drupes; consisting of the seed and a hard endocarp layer.
a peach
  1. (medicine) A hard, stone-like deposit.
kidney
  1. A piece made of any hard material, used in various board games such as backgammon, and go.
  2. (colour) A dull light grey or beige, like that of some stones.
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    1. (curling) A 42-pound, precisely shaped piece of granite with a handle attached, which are bowled down the ice.
verb (ston, ing)
  1. (transitive) To pelt with stones, especially to kill by pelting with stones.
  2. (transitive) To remove a stone from (fruit etc.).
  3. (intransitive) To form a stone during growth, with reference to fruit etc.
  4. (context, transitive, slang) To intoxicate, especially with narcotics. (Usually in passive)
adjective 
  1. Constructed of stone.
walls
  1. Having the appearance of stone.
pot
  1. (colour) Of a dull light grey or beige, like that of some stones.
  2. Complete, absolute, of the highest degree.
free
adverb 
  1. As a stone (used with following adjective).
My father is deaf. This soup is cold.
  1. (slang) absolutely, Absolutely, completely (used with following adjective).
I went crazy after she left.
     
story Tweet Definition of story Like Definition of story on Facebook
noun (stories)
  1. An account of real or fictional events.
The book tells the of two roommates.
  1. A lie.
You"ve been telling stories again, haven"t you?
  1. A floor or level of a building (mainly US - see storey).
Our shop was on the fourth of the building &mdash; we had to install an elevator.
     
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noun 
  1. A dark and strong malt liquor made with toasted grain.
  2. A strong porter.
adjective 
  1. Strong; lusty; vigorous; robust; sinewy; muscular; hence, firm; resolute; dauntless.
  2. Proud; haughty; arrogant; hard.
  3. Firm; tough; materially strong; enduring; as, a stout vessel, stick, string, or cloth.
  4. Large; bulky; corpulent.
     
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proper noun (wikipedia, Strand, London)
(the) Strand
  1. (London) a street in Westminster running from Trafalgar Square to Fleet Street
     
Stuart Tweet Definition of Stuart Like Definition of Stuart on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Scottish surname, a variant of Stewart.
  2. (given name, male, , ).
     
sturgeon Tweet Definition of sturgeon Like Definition of sturgeon on Facebook
noun (pl=sturgeon, pl2=sturgeons)
  1. Any marine or freshwater fish of the genus Acipenser that are famed for their roe.
     
suckling Tweet Definition of suckling Like Definition of suckling on Facebook
noun 
  1. A young horse that is still nursing its mother, or dam.
     
Sucre Tweet Definition of Sucre Like Definition of Sucre on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The constitutional capital of Bolivia.
     
Sue Tweet Definition of Sue Like Definition of Sue on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), pet form of Susan and of its variants; popular as a middle name.
     
Sunday Tweet Definition of Sunday Like Definition of Sunday on Facebook
proper noun (Sundays)
  1. The seventh day of the week in Europe and in systems using the w:ISO 8601, ISO 8601 standard, or the first day of the week in the USA, the Sabbath for most Christians; it follows Saturday and precedes Monday.
adverb 
  1. on Sunday
     
Surrey Tweet Definition of Surrey Like Definition of Surrey on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An inland county of England bordered by London, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex, Kent, Sussex and Berkshire.
     
Sutherland Tweet Definition of Sutherland Like Definition of Sutherland on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A surname.
     
swan Tweet Definition of swan Like Definition of swan on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any of various long-necked waterfowl, of genera Cygnus or Olor, most of which have white plumage.
verb to swan
  1. To travel from place to place with no fixed itinerary or purpose.
     
swart Tweet Definition of swart Like Definition of swart on Facebook
noun 
  1. (obsolete spelling of, sward)
adjective 
  1. Of a dark hue; moderately black; swarthy; tawny.
    • 1400s: w:Thomas Occleve, Thomas Occleve, Hymns to the Virgin - Men schalle then sone se / Att mydday hytt shalle swarte be
    • 1590: w:Edmund Spenser, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Book 2 - A nation strange, with visage
    • (RQ:Shakespeare John), III-i - Lame, foolish, crooked, , prodigious,
    • 1836: w:Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Old Ticonderoga - The merry soldiers footing it with the savage maids
      1. (obsolete) Gloomy; malignant.
     
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noun 
  1. (uncountable) The basic taste sensation induced by sugar.
  2. (countable) A confection made from sugar, or high in sugar content.
  3. (countable) A food eaten for dessert.
Can we see the menu, please?
  1. sweetheart
adjective (er, est)
  1. Having a pleasant taste, especially one relating to the basic taste sensation induced by sugar.
  2. Having a taste of sugar.
  3. Containing a sweetening ingredient.
  4. (context, wine) Retaining a portion of sugar.
  5. Not having a salty taste.
butter
water
  1. Having a pleasant smell.
a scent
  1. Not decaying, fermented, rancid, sour, spoiled, or stale.
milk
  1. Having a pleasant sound.
a tune
a voice
  1. Having a pleasing disposition.
a child
  1. Having a helpful disposition.
It was of him to help out.
  1. Free from excessive unwanted substances like acid or sulphur.
soil
crude oil
  1. (colloquial) very good
adverb 
  1. In a sweet manner.
     
Swift Tweet Definition of Swift Like Definition of Swift on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Johnathan Swift
  2. Gustavus Franklin Swift
     
Sydney Tweet Definition of Sydney Like Definition of Sydney on Facebook
proper noun (plural: Sydneys)
  1. A male or female given name.
  2. A seaport and the state capital of New South Wales, Australia.
  3. A former city, now part of the amalgamated Cape Breton Regional Municipality on Cape Breton Island in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.
  4. Dharuk, an Aboriginal language of Australia.
     

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