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sales tax Tweet Definition of sales tax Like Definition of sales tax on Facebook
  1. A local or state tax imposed as a percentage of the selling price of goods or services payable by the customer. The tax is not recognized as the seller's earnings; the seller only collects the tax and transmits the same to local or state authorities.
savings bank Tweet Definition of savings bank Like Definition of savings bank on Facebook
  1. a financial institution that holds the savings of private depositors and pays interest on these deposits
SBA Tweet Definition of SBA Like Definition of SBA on Facebook
  1. Small Business Administration
SDR Tweet Definition of SDR Like Definition of SDR on Facebook
  1. special drawing rights
second Tweet Definition of second Like Definition of second on Facebook
noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 Ety section)
  1. The SI unit of time, defined as the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of radiation corresponding to the transition between two hyperfine levels of caesium-133 in a ground state at a temperature of absolute zero and at rest; one-sixtieth of a minute.
  2. A unit of angle equal to one-sixtieth of a minute of arc or one part in 3600 of a degree.
  3. A short, indeterminate amount of time.
I'll be there in a .
  1. (context, usually in the plural) A manufactured item that, though still usable, fails to meet quality control standards.
They were discounted because they contained blemishes, nicks or were otherwise factory seconds.
  1. The attendant of a contestant in a duel or box, boxing match, who must be ready to take over if the contestant drops out. In the case of a duel, the seconds may also fight each other at 90° to the other contestants.
  2. One who agrees in addition, or such a motion, as required in certain meetings to pass judgement etc.
If we want the motion to pass, we will need a .
  1. Another chance to achieve what should have been done the first time, usually indicating success this time around. (See second-guess.)
  2. The second gear of an engine.
  3. (baseball) second base, Second base.
  1. (transitive) To agree as a second person to (a proposal), usually to reach a necessary quorum of two.
I the motion.
security Tweet Definition of security Like Definition of security on Facebook
noun (securit, ies)
  1. the condition of not being threatened, especially physically, psychologically, emotionally, or financially
  2. something that secures.
  3. an organization or department responsible for providing security by enforcing laws, rules, and regulations as well as maintaining order.
  4. (legal) something that secures the fulfillment of an obligation or law.
  5. (legal) Freedom from apprehension.
  6. (finance) proof of ownership of stocks, bonds or other investment instruments
  7. (finance) property temporarily relinquished to guarantee repayment of a loan
sed Tweet Definition of sed Like Definition of sed on Facebook
  1. (computing) A noninteractive text editor (originally developed in Unix), intended for making systematic edits in an automatic or batch-oriented way.
verb (sed, d, ed)
  1. To edit a file or stream of text using sed.
Can you sed out those trailing spaces, please?
seed Tweet Definition of seed Like Definition of seed on Facebook
  1. (countable) A fertilized grain, initially encased in a fruit, which may grow into a mature plant.
If you plant a in the spring, you may have a pleasant surprise in the autumn.
  1. (context, countable, botany) A fertilized ovule, containing an embryonic plant.
  2. (uncountable) An amount of fertilized grain that cannot be readily counted.
The entire field was covered with geese eating the freshly sown .
  1. (uncountable) Semen.
Sometimes a man may feel encouraged to spread his before he settles down to raise a family.
  1. (countable) A precursor.
The of an idea. Which idea was the (idea)?
  1. (countable) The initial state, condition or position of a changing, growing or developing process; the ultimate precusor in a defined chain of precusors.
  1. The initial position of a competitor or team in a tournament. (seed position)
  2. The team with the best regular season record receives the top in the conference tournament.
  3. The competitor or team occupying a given seed. (seed position)
  4. The rookie was a surprising top .
  5. Initialization state of a Wikipedia:Pseudorandom number generator, pseudorandom number generator (PRNG). (seed number)
  6. If you use the same you will get exactly the same pattern of numbers.
  7. Commercial message in a creative format placed on relevant sites on the Internet. (seed idea or seed message)
  8. The latest has attracted a lot of users in our online community.
  1. (transitive) To plant or sow an area with seeds.
I seeded my lawn with bluegrass.
  1. (transitive) To start; to provide, assign or determine the initial resources for, position of, state of.
A venture captialist seeds young companies.
The tournament coordinator will the starting lineup with the best competitors from the qualifying round.
This marketing company successfully seeds viral campaigns using wikipedia:media meshing, media meshing.
The programmer seeds fresh, uncorrupted data into the database before running unit tests.''
  1. Held in reserve for future growth.
Don't eat your corn
  1. First. The initial state, condition or position of a changing, growing or developing process; the ultimate precusor in a defined chain of precusors.
What was the number that initiated the sequence of values?
The qualifying match determines the position one will have in the final competition.
  1. A precursor, especially in a process without a defined initial state.
What was the idea behind your scheme?
Use your profits as money for your next venture.
sell Tweet Definition of sell Like Definition of sell on Facebook
  1. An easy task.
    • 1922: What a for Lena! - w:Katherine Mansfield, Katherine Mansfield, The Doll's House (Selected Stories, Oxford World's Classics paperback 2002, 354)
verb (sells, selling, sold, sold)
  1. To agree to transfer goods or provide services in exchange for money.
  2. (professional wrestling slang) In professional wrestling, to pretend that an opponent's blows or maneuvers are causing legitimate injury; to act.
  3. (idiom) To promote a particular viewpoint; to manipulate towards a desired end.
I don't know what she was selling when she pretended she liked him.
settle Tweet Definition of settle Like Definition of settle on Facebook
  1. (archaic) A seat of any kind.
  2. A bench with a high back and arms.
  3. (obsolete) A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part.
Quotation: And from the bottom upon the ground, even to the lower settle, shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit. --Ezek. xliii.
verb (settl, ing)
  1. (transitive): To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; esp., to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home, or the like.
Quotation: And he settled his countenance steadfastly upon him,until he was ashamed. --2 Kings VIII. 11. (Rev. Ver.)
Quotation: The father thought the time drew on Of setting in the world his only son. --Dryden.
  1. (transitive), (obsolete) : To establish in the pastoral office; to ordain or install as pastor or rector of a church, society, or parish; as, to settle a minister.
  2. (transitive): To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose.
Quotation: God settled then the huge whale-bearing lake. --w:Chapman, Champman.
Quotation: Hoping that sleep might settle his brains. --Bunyan.
  1. (transitive): To clear of dregs and impurities by causing them to sink; to render pure or clear; -- said of a liquid; as, to settle coffee, or the grounds of coffee.
  2. (transitive): To restore or bring to a smooth, dry, or passable condition; -- said of the ground, of roads, and the like;as, clear weather settles the roads.
  3. (transitive): To cause to sink; to lower; to depress; hence, also, torender close or compact; as, to settle the contents of a barrel or bag by shaking it.
  4. (transitive): To determine, as something which is exposed to doubt or question; to free from uncertainty or wavering; to make sure, firm, or constant; to establish; to compose; to quiet; as, to settle the mind when agitated; to settle questions of law; to settle the succession to a throne; to settle an allowance.
Quotation: It will settle the wavering, and confirm the doubtful. --Swift.
  1. (transitive): To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel.
  2. (transitive), (archaic): To adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to settle an account.
  3. (transitive), (colloquial): To pay; as, to settle a bill. --Abbott.
  4. (transitive): To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people; as, the French first settled Canada; the Puritans settled New England; Plymouth was settled in 1620.
  5. (intransitive): To become fixed or permanent; to become stationary; to establish one's self or itself; to assume a lasting form, condition, direction, or the like, in place of a temporary or changing state.
Quotation: The wind came about and settled in the west. --w:Bacon, Bacon.
Quotation: Chyle . . . runs through all the intermediate colors until it settles in an intense red. --Arbuthnot.
  1. (intransitive): To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain.
  2. (intransitive): To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder.
Quotation: As people marry now and settle. --Prior.
  1. (intransitive): To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law.
  2. (intransitive): To become firm, dry, and hard, as the ground after the effects of rain or frost have disappeared; as, the roads settled late in the spring.
  3. (intransitive): To become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather settled; wine settles by standing.
Quotation: A government, on such occasions, is always thick before it settles. --Addison.
  1. (intransitive): To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reservoir.
  2. (intransitive): To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc.
  3. (intransitive): To become calm; to cease from agitation.
Quotation: Till the fury of his highness settle, Come not before him. --Shak.
  1. (intransitive): To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors.
  2. (intransitive), (obsolete): To make a jointure for a wife.
Quotation: He sighs with most success that settles well. --Garth.
settlement Tweet Definition of settlement Like Definition of settlement on Facebook
  1. The state of being settled.
  2. (legal) A disposition of property, or the act of granting it.
  3. A colony newly established; a place or region newly settled.
  4. (architecture) The gradual sinking of a building. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.
  5. (legal) A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of legal residence.
  6. (finance) The delivery of goods by the seller and payment for them by the buyer, under a previously agreed trade or transaction or contract entered into.
SF Tweet Definition of SF Like Definition of SF on Facebook
  1. San Francisco
  2. science fiction or speculative fiction, often used to avoid having to choose between the two.
  3. square feet
  4. Sinn Fein , an Irish political party
shave Tweet Definition of shave Like Definition of shave on Facebook
  1. An instance of shaving.
I instructed the barber to give me a .
verb (shaves, shaving, shove or shaved, shaven or shaved)
  1. (transitive) to make bald by using a tool such as a razor or pair of electric clippers to cut the hair close to the skin
  2. (transitive) to cut finely, as with slices of meat
sheltered Tweet Definition of sheltered Like Definition of sheltered on Facebook
  1. protected, Protected, as from wind or weather.
    The boat was much safer, during the storm, in the cove.
  2. (Of a person) who grew up being overprotected by parents or other guardians; often implies a lack of social skills, worldly experience, etc.
short-term Tweet Definition of short-term Like Definition of short-term on Facebook
adjective (pos=short-term, shorter-term, shortest-term)
  1. of or pertaining to the near or immediate future.
This plan deals with the next few days.
  1. of or pertaining to a short duration of time
<b>short-term</b> exposure
sip Tweet Definition of sip Like Definition of sip on Facebook
  1. A small mouthful of drink
verb (sips, sipping, sipped)
  1. To drink slowly, small mouthfuls at a time
sleeper Tweet Definition of sleeper Like Definition of sleeper on Facebook
  1. (countable) Someone who sleeps.
  2. (countable) A saboteur or terrorist who lives unobtrusively in a community until activated by a prearranged signal; may be part of a sleeper cell.
  3. (countable) A railroad sleeping car.
  4. (countable)(context, rail transport, UK) A horizontal wooden or concrete structural member that supports and ties together railway lines.
    1. Something that achieves unexpected success after an interval of time.
    2. (countable) A goby-like bottom-feeding freshwater fish of the family Odontobutidae. Also "sleeper goby."
    3. (clothing) A type of pajamas, pajama for a person, especially a child, that covers its whole body, including their feet.
    Aaron, Devin, Ryan H., Cody, Ryan O., Wade, Lisa and Laura looked so comfy in their sleepers.
    1. A structural beam in a floor running perpendicular to both the joist, joists beneath and floorboard, floorboards above.
snap Tweet Definition of snap Like Definition of snap on Facebook
  1. A quick breaking or cracking sound or the action of producing such a sound.
  2. A sudden break.
  3. An attempt to seize, bite, attack, or grab.
  4. The act of hitting a middle or ring finger against the palm after a quick frictive movement between the thumb and that finger.
  5. A fastening device that makes a snapping sound when used.
  6. A photograph (an abbreviation of snapshot)
  7. The sudden release of something held under pressure or tension.
  8. A thin circular cookie or similar good:
a ginger
  1. Brisk, cold weather that passes quickly.
a cold snap
  1. Something accomplished with quickly or with little or no effort.
It'll be a to get that finished.
  1. a very short period of time
I can fix most vacuum cleaners in a .
  1. Phaseolus vulgaris; a snap bean.
  2. The passing of a football from the center to a back that begins play, a hike.
  3. Common name for a scrapbooking embellishment, more properly termed a rivet.
  4. Yorkshire: food in general or a packed meal in particular.
  5. A card game, primarily for children (see w:snap (game), snap (game))
verb (snap, p, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To break apart suddenly or at once.
  2. (intransitive) To give forth or produce a sharp cracking noise; to crack.
  3. (intransitive) To attempt to seize with the teeth or bite.
  4. (intransitive) To attempt to seize with eagerness.
  5. (intransitive) To speak abruptly or sharply.
He snapped at me for the slightest mistake.
  1. (intransitive) To give way abruptly and loudly.
  2. (intransitive) To suffer a mental breakdown, usually while under tension.
She really should take a break before she snaps.
  1. (intransitive) To flash or appear to flash as with light.
  2. (intransitive) To fit or fasten together with a snapping sound.
  3. (transitive) To snatch with or like with the teeth.
  4. (transitive) To pull apart with a snapping sound.
  5. (transitive) To say abruptly or sharply.
  6. (transitive) To cause something to emit a snapping sound, such as a fastener.
  7. (transitive) To close something using a snap as a fastener.
  8. (transitive) To snap one's fingers. To make a sound using the middle finger and thumb.
  9. (transitive) To cause to move suddenly and smartly.
  10. (transitive) To take a photograph; to photograph.
He snapped a picture of me with my mouth open and my eyes closed.
  1. (transitive) To pass the ball from the center to a back, to hike the ball.
soft Tweet Definition of soft Like Definition of soft on Facebook
adjective ((compar): softer, (superl): softest)
  1. Giving way under pressure.
My head sank easily into the soft pillow.
  1. (context, of cloth or similar material) Smooth and flexible.
Polish the silver with a soft cloth to avoid scratching.
  1. Gentle.
There was a soft breeze blowing.
  1. (context, of a sound) Quiet.
I could hear the soft rustle of the leaves in the trees.''
  1. (linguistics) voiced, sonant
DH represents the voiced (soft) th of English these clothes. " w:The Lords of the Rings, The Lord of the Rings, w:J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
  1. (linguistics) (rare) voiceless
  2. (linguistics) palatalized
  3. Lacking strength or resolve.
When it comes to drinking, Wessel is as soft as they come.
  1. (context, of water) Low in dissolved calcium compounds.
You won't need as much soap, as the water here is very soft.
  1. (Northern British, colloquial) Foolish.
solicitor Tweet Definition of solicitor Like Definition of solicitor on Facebook
  1. In many common law jurisdictions, such as England and Wales, Scotland, the Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India, Hong Kong, and Singapore, a type of lawyer whose traditional role is to offer legal services to clients apart from acting as their advocate in court. A solicitor instructs a barrister to act as an advocate for their client in court, although rights of audience for solicitors vary according to jurisdiction.
  2. In English Canada and in parts of Australia, a type of lawyer who historically held the same role as 1, but whose role has in modern times been merged with that of a barrister.
  3. In parts of the U.S., the chief legal officer of a city or town.
  4. (context, North America) A person soliciting sales, especially door to door.
solvency Tweet Definition of solvency Like Definition of solvency on Facebook
  1. the state of having enough money to pay all of one's debts; the state of being solvent
solvent Tweet Definition of solvent Like Definition of solvent on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Solvent, Solvent (chemistry))
  1. A liquid that dissolves a solid, liquid, or gaseous solute, resulting in a solution.
  1. Able to pay all debts.
specialize Tweet Definition of specialize Like Definition of specialize on Facebook
verb (specializ, ing)
  1. To mention specialy; to particularize.
  2. To apply to some specialty or limited object; to assign to a specific use; as, specialized knowledge.
  3. (biology): To supply with an organ or organs having a special function or functions.
specialty Tweet Definition of specialty Like Definition of specialty on Facebook
noun (specialties)
  1. That in which one specializes; a chosen expertise or talent.
They cook well overall, but their true specialty is pasta.
specific Tweet Definition of specific Like Definition of specific on Facebook
noun (plural specifics)
  1. a remedy for a particular disorder
  2. a distinguishing attribute or quality
  1. explicit or definite
  2. of, or relating to a species
  3. (taxonomy) pertaining to a taxon at the rank of species
  4. special, distinctive or unique
  5. intended for, or applying to a particular thing
  6. being a remedy for a particular disease
  7. (immunology) being limited to a particular antibody or antigen
  8. (physics) a value divided by the mass (e.g. specific volume)
speculation Tweet Definition of speculation Like Definition of speculation on Facebook
  1. The process of thinking or meditating on a subject
  2. A judgment or conclusion reached by speculating
  3. An investment involving higher than normal risk in order to obtain a higher than normal return
speculative Tweet Definition of speculative Like Definition of speculative on Facebook
  1. Characterized by speculation; based on guessing or unfounded opinions.
speculator Tweet Definition of speculator Like Definition of speculator on Facebook
  1. One who speculates; as in investing, one who is willing to take volatile risks upon invested principle for the potential of substantial returns. See also, gambler, punter.
spiral Tweet Definition of spiral Like Definition of spiral on Facebook
  1. (geometry) A curve that is the locus of a point that rotates about a fixed point while continuously increasing its distance from that point.
  2. (informally) A helix.
Split Tweet Definition of Split Like Definition of Split on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A port of Croatia.
spot Tweet Definition of spot Like Definition of spot on Facebook
  1. A stain or disfigure, disfiguring mark.
I have tried everything, and I can"t get this out.
  1. A pimple or pustule.
That morning, I saw that a had come up on my chin.
  1. A round or irregular patch on the surface of a thing having a different color, texture etc. and generally round in shape.
The leopard is noted for the spots of color in its fur.
  1. A small amount or quantity.
Would you like to come round on Sunday for a of lunch?
  1. A particular location or area.
I like to eat lunch in a pleasant outside.
  1. A bright lamp; a spotlight.
  2. A brief advertisement or program segment on television.
Did you see the on the news about the shoelace factory?
verb (spot, t, ing)
  1. (transitive) To see, find; to pick out, notice, locate or identify.
Try to the differences between these two entries.
  1. (finance) To loan a small amount of money to someone.
I"ll you ten dollars for lunch.
  1. To stain; to leave a spot.
Hard water will if it is left on a surface.
  1. (rfv-sense) To remove, or attempt to remove, a stain.
I spotted the carpet where the child dropped spaghetti.
  1. (context, gymnastics, dance, weightlifting) To support or assist a maneuver, or to be prepared to assist if safety dictates.
I can"t do a back handspring unless somebody spots me.
  1. (dance) To keep the head and eyes pointing in a single direction while turning.
Most figure skaters do not their turns like dancers do.
spreadsheet Tweet Definition of spreadsheet Like Definition of spreadsheet on Facebook
  1. (historic) A sheet of paper, marked with a grid, in which financial data is recorded and totals calculated manually.
  2. (computing) A computer simulation of such a system of recording tabular data, with totals and other formulas calculated automatically.
st Tweet Definition of st Like Definition of st on Facebook
abbreviation or st. or St.
  1. Street. Usually as "st." also as "st", sometimes capitalized.
  2. Saint. (Always capitalized.)
  3. State
  4. store, as in shopping centre
staff Tweet Definition of staff Like Definition of staff on Facebook
noun (pl. staffs or staves)
  1. (plural: staffs or staves) a long, straight stick, especially one used to assist in walking.
  2. (plural: staves) a series of horizontal lines on which musical notes are written.
  3. (plural: ) the employees of a business. (e.g. The company employed 10 new staff this month.)
  1. (transitive) to supply (a business) with employees
standard Tweet Definition of standard Like Definition of standard on Facebook
  1. A level of quality or attainment.
  2. Something used as a measure for comparative evaluations.
  3. An object supported in an upright position.
  4. A musical work of established popularity.
  5. The flag or ensign carried by a cavalry unit.
  6. A rule or set of rules or requirements which are widely agreed upon or imposed by government.
  7. A bottle of wine containing 0.750 liters of fluid.
  8. One of the upright members that supports the horizontal axis of a transit or theodolite.
  1. Falling within an accepted range. ex, size, amount, power, quality, etc.
  2. (context, of a tree or shrub) Growing on an erect stem of full height.
  3. Having recognized excellence or authority.
  4. Of a usable or serviceable grade or quality.
staple Tweet Definition of staple Like Definition of staple on Facebook
  1. A basic or essential supply.
  2. A basic food.
    • Rice is a in the diet of many cultures.
verb (stapl, ing)
  1. (transitive) To secure with a staple.
stapler Tweet Definition of stapler Like Definition of stapler on Facebook
  1. A device which binds together sheets of paper by driving a thin metal staple through the sheets and simultaneously folding over the ends of the staple against the back surface of the paper. Compare staple gun.
statement Tweet Definition of statement Like Definition of statement on Facebook
  1. a declaration or remark
  2. a presentation of opinion or position
  3. (finance) a document that summarizes financial activity
a bank statement
  1. (computing) an instruction in a computer program
static Tweet Definition of static Like Definition of static on Facebook
  1. interference on a broadcast signal caused by atmospheric disturbances; heard as crackles on radio, or seen as random specks on television
  2. (context, by extension) interference or obstruction from people
  3. Something that is not part of any perceived universe phenomena; having no motion; no particle; no wavelength.
  1. Not able to change
  2. Fixed in place
  3. (complang) Occupying memory allocated when a program is load, loaded.
  4. Having no motion
stock Tweet Definition of stock Like Definition of stock on Facebook
  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.
  1. To have on hand for sale.
The store stocks all kinds of dried vegetables.
  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
stockbroker Tweet Definition of stockbroker Like Definition of stockbroker on Facebook
  1. (finance) A person who buys and sells shares (stock) on a stock exchange on behalf of clients. May also provide investment advice and/or company information, depending on the level of service offered (or chosen by the client).
stock exchange Tweet Definition of stock exchange Like Definition of stock exchange on Facebook
  1. A building and the associated organization that trades stocks in of companies for money and vice versa.
stockholder Tweet Definition of stockholder Like Definition of stockholder on Facebook
  1. One who holds stocks
stockjobber Tweet Definition of stockjobber Like Definition of stockjobber on Facebook
  1. (chiefly, _, British) A stock-exchange operator who deals only with brokers. The term was also applied to a stockbroker, especially an unscrupulous one.
stock market Tweet Definition of stock market Like Definition of stock market on Facebook
  1. A market for the trading of company stock.
stock ticker Tweet Definition of stock ticker Like Definition of stock ticker on Facebook
  1. (trading) A device, used primarily in the 20th century, which printed prices and volumes of stock trades on paper tape as the data became available.
  2. (trading) Any device or display showing price and volumes of stock trades as the data become available.
stop Tweet Definition of stop Like Definition of stop on Facebook
  1. A (usually marked) place where line buses or trams halt to let passengers get on and off.
They agreed to see each other at the bus .
  1. An action of stopping; interruption of travel.
That was not planned.
  1. A device intended to block the path of a moving object; as, a door stop.
  2. (context, linguistics) A consonant sound in which the passage of air through the mouth is temporarily blocked by the lips, tongue, or glottis.
  3. A symbol used for purposes of punctuation and representing a pause or separating clauses, particularly a full stop, comma, colon or semicolon.
  4. Short for a stopper, used in the phrase 'pull out all the stops'.
  5. (context, music) A knob or pin used to regulate the flow of air in an organ.
The organ is loudest when all the stops are pulled.
  1. (context, tennis) A very short shot which touches the ground close behind the net and is intended to bounce as little as possible.
  2. (context, zoology) The depression in a dog"s face between the skull and the nasal bones.
The in a bulldog's face is very marked.
verb (stop, p, ed)
  1. (intransitive): To cease moving.
I stopped at the traffic lights.
  1. (intransitive): To come to an end.
The riots stopped when police moved in.
Soon the rain will .
  1. (transitive): To cause (something) to cease moving.
The sight of the armed men stopped him in his tracks.
  1. (transitive): To cause (something) to come to an end.
The referees stopped the fight.
  1. (transitive): To close an aperture.
He stopped the wound with gauze.
  1. (intransitive): To stay a while.
He stopped for two weeks at the inn.
  1. (intransitive): To tarry.
He stopped at his friend's house before continuing with his drive.
  1. prone, Prone to halting or hesitation.
He -started his car.
He"s still.
store Tweet Definition of store Like Definition of store on Facebook
  1. A place where items may be accumulated or routinely kept.
This building used to be a for old tires.
  1. A supply held in storage.
We have a large of beer, in case we're snowed in.
  1. (context, mainly North American) A place where items may be purchased.
I need to get some milk from the grocery .
  1. (context, computing, archaic) Memory.
The main of 1000 36-bit words seemed large at the time.
verb (stor, ing)
  1. (transitive) To keep (something) while not in use, generally in a place meant for that purpose.
I'll these books in the attic.
  1. (context, transitive, computing) Write (something) into memory or registers.
This operation stores the result on the stack.
  1. (intransitive) To remain in good condition while stored.
I don't think that kind of cheese will well in the refrigerator.
strength Tweet Definition of strength Like Definition of strength on Facebook
  1. The quality of being strong.
  2. The intensity of a force or power; potency.
  3. The strongest part of something.
stringent Tweet Definition of stringent Like Definition of stringent on Facebook
  1. strict, Strict; binding strongly; making strict requirements; restrictive; rigid; severe
    They have quality requirements outlining what is acceptable.
strong Tweet Definition of strong Like Definition of strong on Facebook
  1. capable of produce, producing great physical force.
a man
  1. capable of withstanding great physical force
a foundation
  1. determined, unyielding
He is in the face of adversity.
  1. highly stimulating to the senses
a light
a taste
  1. having an offensive or intense odor or flavor
a smell
  1. having a high concentration of an essential or active ingredient
a cup of coffee
a medicine
  1. having a high alcoholic content
a drink
  1. (grammar) irregular
a verb
  1. (military) not easily subdued or taken
a position
  1. (slang) impressive, good
You"re working with troubled youth in your off time? That"s !
  1. in a strong manner
subsidiary Tweet Definition of subsidiary Like Definition of subsidiary on Facebook
  1. A company owned by the parent company or holding company
  2. (music) a subordinate theme
  1. auxiliary or supplemental
  2. secondary or subordinate
  3. of, or relating to a subsidy
supply Tweet Definition of supply Like Definition of supply on Facebook
noun (supplies)
  1. (uncountable) The act of supplying.
supply and demand
  1. (countable) An amount of something supplied.
A of good drinking water is essential.
  1. (in plural) provisions.
verb (supplies, supplying, supplied)
  1. (transitive) To provide (something), to make (something) available for use.
  2. (transitive) To furnish or equip with.
  3. (transitive) To compensate for, or make up a deficiency of.
  4. (intransitive) To act as a substitute.
  1. In a supple manner, with suppleness.
surcharge Tweet Definition of surcharge Like Definition of surcharge on Facebook
  1. the addition of extra cost for a specific reason.
Our airline tickets cost twenty dollars because we had to pay a fuel .
verb (surcharg, ing)
  1. To apply a surcharge.
surety Tweet Definition of surety Like Definition of surety on Facebook
  1. the state of being sure
  1. certainty
  2. a promise to pay a sum of money in the event that another person fails to fulfill an obligation; a person responsible for this debt
surrender Tweet Definition of surrender Like Definition of surrender on Facebook
  1. An act of surrendering, submission into the possession of another; abandonment, resignation.
  1. (transitive) To give up into the power, control, or possession of another; specifically (Military) to yield (land, a town, etc.) to an enemy.
  2. (italbrac, intransitive or reflexive) To give oneself up into the power of another, especially as a prisoner; to submit or give in to.
sweatshop Tweet Definition of sweatshop Like Definition of sweatshop on Facebook
  1. a factory or other place of work where pay is low and conditions are poor or even illegal
syndicate Tweet Definition of syndicate Like Definition of syndicate on Facebook
  1. A group of individuals or companies formed to transact some specific business, or to promote a common interest; a self-coordinating group.
  2. A similar group of gangsters engaged in organized crime.
  3. A chain of newspapers, or an agency that distributes features to multiple newspapers.

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