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sable Tweet Definition of sable Like Definition of sable on Facebook
  1. A small mammal, related to the marten of Eurasia and North Pacific Islands. Taxonomic name: Martes zibellina.
  2. The marten. Taxonomic name: Mustela americana.
  3. A coat made from the fur of the sable.
    • 1928, w:Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, w:Orlando:_A_Biography, Orlando:
    • :Lovers dallied upon divans spread with sables.
      1. An artist's brush made from the fur of the sable.
      2. (tincture): A black colour on a coat of arms.
      3. (colour) a black colour, like that of sable fur.
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  1. (colour) of a black colour, like that of sable fur.
    • 2002, Christopher Paolini, Eragon, ch 3
    • :They wound between the wagons to a tent removed from the rest of the traders'. It was crimson at the top and at the bottom, with thin triangles of colors stabbing into each other.
      1. (tincture): In blazon, of the colour black.
      2. Made of sable fur.
sabot Tweet Definition of sabot Like Definition of sabot on Facebook
  1. a carrier around projectile(s) in firearms, cannons and artillery (This is the dominant use in modern English, see w:Sabot, Wikipedia)
  2. a wooden shoe worn in various European countries (used little in English)
sachet Tweet Definition of sachet Like Definition of sachet on Facebook
  1. A cheesecloth bag of herbs and/or spices added during cooking and then removed before serving.
  2. A small, sealed packet containing a single-use quantity of any material
saddle Tweet Definition of saddle Like Definition of saddle on Facebook
  1. A seat (tack) for a rider placed on the back of a horse or other animal
  2. A seat on a bicycle, motorcycle etc
  3. A cut of meat that includes both loins and part of the backbone
  4. A ridge, in the shape of a saddle, between two hills
  5. The raised floorboard in a doorway.
verb (saddl, es)
  1. to put a saddle on an animal
  2. to get into a saddle
  3. (idiomatically) to burden or encumber
safari suit Tweet Definition of safari suit Like Definition of safari suit on Facebook
  1. A suit, typically made of khaki cotton, and consisting of a long square-cut safari jacket and long or short trousers.
sailor Tweet Definition of sailor Like Definition of sailor on Facebook
  1. One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman.
sampler Tweet Definition of sampler Like Definition of sampler on Facebook
  1. someone whose job is to take samples
  2. a device that takes samples
  3. a piece of needlework embroidered with a variety of designs
  4. a representative selection of a larger group
(wikipedia, sampler (needlework))      
sandal Tweet Definition of sandal Like Definition of sandal on Facebook
  1. A type of open shoe made up of straps or bands holding a sole to the foot.
sari Tweet Definition of sari Like Definition of sari on Facebook
  1. The traditional dress of women in the Indian Subcontinent; an outer garment consisting of a single length of cotton or silk, most often with one end wrapped around the waist to form a skirt, the other draped over the shoulder or head.
sartorial Tweet Definition of sartorial Like Definition of sartorial on Facebook
  1. Of or relating to the tailoring of clothing.
  • "His sartorial rebellions were slight: he wore jeans, for example, when giving tutorials." --Parini, Jay, "By Their Clothes Ye Shall Know Them," in The Chronicle of Higher Education, 21 Dec 2001, B24.
sash Tweet Definition of sash Like Definition of sash on Facebook
noun (sash, es)
  1. A decorative length of cloth worn as a broad belt or over the shoulder, often for ceremonial or other formal occasions.
  2. The opening part of a window usually containing the glass panes, hinged to the jamb, or sliding up and down as in box sash window.
scarf Tweet Definition of scarf Like Definition of scarf on Facebook
noun (scarves, pl2=scarfs)
  1. A long, often knitted, garment worn around the neck.
  2. A headscarf.
  3. A type of joint in woodworking.
  1. To throw on loosely; to put on like a scarf.
    • My sea-gown scarfed about me. -- Shakespeare.
      1. To dress with a scarf, or as with a scarf; to cover with a loose wrapping.
      2. (context, transitive, slang) To eat very quickly.
      You sure scarfed that pizza.
scratch Tweet Definition of scratch Like Definition of scratch on Facebook
  1. (countable) A disruption, mark or shallow cut on a surface made by scratching.
I can"t believe there is a in the paint already.
Her skin was covered with tiny scratches.
  1. (slang) money
I need a little .
verb (scratch, es)
  1. To rub a surface with a sharp object, especially by a living creature to remove itching with nails, claws, etc.
Could you please my back?
  1. To rub the skin with rough material causing a sensation of irritation.
I don't like that new scarf because it scratches my neck.
  1. To mark a surface with a sharp object, thereby leaving; a (noun).
A real diamond can easily a pane of glass.
  1. To remove, ignore or delete.
Scratch what I said earlier; I was wrong.
  1. for or consisting of preliminary or tentative, incomplete, etc. work
    This is paper, so go ahead and scribble whatever you want on it.
    1. (computer) from scratchpad), describes a data structure or recording medium attached to a machine for testing or temporary-use purposes; one that can be scribbled on without loss. Usually in the combining forms scratch memory, scratch register, scratch disk, scratch tape, scratch volume, scratch space. See also scratch monkey.
scuff Tweet Definition of scuff Like Definition of scuff on Facebook
  1. To mishit (a shot on a ball) due to poor contact with the ball.
  2. To scrape the feet while walking.
  1. Caused by scraping, usually with ones feet.
Someone left marks in the sand.
seal Tweet Definition of seal Like Definition of seal on Facebook
  1. A pinniped, a large marine fish-eating mammal.
The seals in the harbor looked better than they smelled.
  1. (intransitive) To hunt seals
sealskin Tweet Definition of sealskin Like Definition of sealskin on Facebook
  1. a type of fabric made from the skin of seals
  2. any fabric manufactured to resemble sealskin
  3. an item of clothing made from sealskin (whether real or imitation)
seam Tweet Definition of seam Like Definition of seam on Facebook
  1. A folded back and stitched piece of fabric.
  2. A suture.
  3. A thin stratum, especially of coal or mineral.
  4. (cricket) The stitched equatorial seam of a cricket ball; the sideways movement of a ball when it bounces on the seam.
  5. An old English measure of grain, containing eight bushels.
  6. An old English measure of glass, containing twenty-four weys of five pounds, or 120 pounds.
    • 1952: As white glass was 6s. the 'seam', containing 24 'weys' (pise, or pondera) of 5 lb., and 2 1/2 lb. was reckoned sufficient to make one foot of glazing, the cost of glass would be 1 1/2d. leaving 2 1/2d. for labour. &mdash; L.F. Salzman, Building in England, p. 175.
  1. To put together with a seam.
  2. To mark with a seam.
  3. To crack open along a seam.
  4. (cricket) Of the ball, to move sideways after bouncing on the seam.
  5. (cricket) Of a bowler, to make the ball move thus.
self Tweet Definition of self Like Definition of self on Facebook
noun (selves)
  1. The essential qualities that make a person or a thing distinct from all others.
  1. (obsolete) same
  • 1605: I am made of that mettle as my sister " William Shakespeare, King Lear I.i
separate Tweet Definition of separate Like Definition of separate on Facebook
  1. (usually, in plural) Anything that is sold by itself, especially an article of clothing.
verb (separat, ing)
  1. (transitive) To divide (a thing) into separate parts.
Separate the articles from the headings.
  1. (transitive) To cause (things or people) to be separate.
If the kids get too noisy, them for a few minutes.
  1. (intransitive) To divide itself into separate pieces or substances.
The sauce will if you don't keep stirring.
  1. apart, Apart from (the rest); not connected to or attached to (anything else).
This chair can be disassembled into five pieces.
  1. (context, followed by "from") Not together (with); not united (to).
I try to keep my personal life from work.
sequin Tweet Definition of sequin Like Definition of sequin on Facebook
  1. (historical) Any of various small gold coins minted in Italy and Turkey.
    • 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Georges, and Louises, doubloons and double guineas and moidores and sequins, the pictures of all the kings of Europe for the last hundred years, strange Oriental pices stamped with what looked like wisps of string or its of spider's web, round pieces and square pieces, and pieces bored through the middle, as if to ware them round your neck - nearly every variety of money in the world must, I think, have found a place in that collection...
      1. A sparkling spangle used for the decoration of ornate clothing.
serape Tweet Definition of serape Like Definition of serape on Facebook
  1. a blanket as worn as a cloak by Spanish-Americans
  • 1992: Could be, said John Grady. He took off his hat and lay back and pulled the over him. " Cormac McCarthy?, All the Pretty Horses
Serge Tweet Definition of Serge Like Definition of Serge on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), the French form of Sergius.
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.
sew Tweet Definition of sew Like Definition of sew on Facebook
verb (sews, sewing, sewed, sewn or sewed)
  1. (transitive) To use a needle to pass thread repeatedly through (pieces of fabric) in order to join them together.
  2. (intransitive) To use a needle to pass thread repeatedly through pieces of fabric in order to join them together.
sewing Tweet Definition of sewing Like Definition of sewing on Facebook
  1. The action of the verb to sew.
  2. Something that is being or has been sewn.
She put down her sewing and went to answer the door.
The sewing has come undone on this seam.
sewing machine Tweet Definition of sewing machine Like Definition of sewing machine on Facebook
  1. Any mechanical or electromechanical device used to stitch cloth or other material; normally uses two threads to form lock stitches
shako Tweet Definition of shako Like Definition of shako on Facebook
noun (pl2=shakoes)
  1. A stiff, cylindrical military dress hat with a metal plate in front, a short visor, and a plume.
  2. A bearskin or busby.
  3. The squilla or mantis shrimp.
shalwar Tweet Definition of shalwar Like Definition of shalwar on Facebook
  1. (i, in singular or plural) loose trousers worn in some South Asian or Islamic countries, especially by women
  • 1962: How I longed to have him (my gardener, not my landlord) wear a great big turban, and shalwars, and an ankle bracelet. " Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire
shampoo Tweet Definition of shampoo Like Definition of shampoo on Facebook
  1. A traditional Indian and Persian body massage given after pouring warm water over the body and rubbing it with extracts from herbs.
  2. A commercial liquid soap product for washing hair or other fibres/fibers, such as carpets.
  3. An instance of washing the hair or other fibres with shampoo.
I"m going to give the carpet a .
  1. (italbrac, humorous slang) Champagne (italbrac, wine).
verb to shampoo (shampooing, shampooed, shampooed)
  1. (transitive) To wash (hair) with shampoo.
shank Tweet Definition of shank Like Definition of shank on Facebook
  1. The lower part of the leg; shin.
  2. meat, Meat from that part of an animal.
  3. A straight, narrow part of an object; shaft; stem
  4. A protruding part of an object, by which it is or can be attached.
  5. The metal part on a curb bit that falls below the mouthpiece of the bit, which length controls the severity of the leverage action of the bit, and to which the reins of the bridle are attached
  6. (sports) A poorly played golf shot in which the ball is struck by the part of the club head that connects to the shaft. See thin,fat,toe
  7. (slang) An improvised stabbing weapon
  8. (slang) Bad.
  1. (archaic) To travel on foot
  2. (slang) To stab
  1. bad, Bad.
sharp Tweet Definition of sharp Like Definition of sharp on Facebook
  1. (music) The symbol �, 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 �).
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!
  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.
shawl Tweet Definition of shawl Like Definition of shawl on Facebook
  1. A square or rectangular piece of cloth worn as a covering for the head, neck, and shoulders
sheep Tweet Definition of sheep Like Definition of sheep on Facebook
noun (sheep)
  1. A woolly ruminant of the genus Ovis. Male: ram (intact), wether (castrated). Female: ewe. Young: lamb. Carnal: lamb, mutton.
  2. A timid, shy person who is easily led by others.
sheepskin Tweet Definition of sheepskin Like Definition of sheepskin on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) The skin of a sheep, especially when used to make parchment or in bookbinding
  2. ,(countable) A diploma
  3. (countable) The tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on, especially when used for clothing, rugs etc
shell Tweet Definition of shell Like Definition of shell on Facebook
  1. A hard outside covering, as of a fruit or an animal:
    • The covering, or outside part, of a nut; as, a hazelnut shell.
    • A pod.
    • The hard covering of an egg.
    • The hard calcareous or chitinous external covering of mollusks, crustaceans, and some other invertebrates. In some mollusks, as the cuttlefishes, it is internal, or concealed by the mantle. Also, the hard covering of some vertebrates, as the armadillo, the tortoise, and the like.
    • The husks of cacao seeds, a decoction of which is often used as a substitute for chocolate, cocoa, etc.
      1. Hence, by extension, any mollusks having such a covering.
      2. (plural: ) An artillery projectile or charge case:
    • A hollow projectile, of various shapes, adapted for a mortar or a cannon, and containing an explosive substance, ignited with a fuze or by percussion, by means of which the projectile is burst and its fragments scattered. See Bomb.
    • The case which holds the powder, or charge of powder and shot, used with breechloading small arms.
      1. Any slight hollow structure; a framework, or exterior structure, regarded as not complete or filled in; as, the shell of a house.
      2. (garment) A top, usually worn by women, with short or no sleeves that fastens, if it does, in the rear.
      3. A coarse kind of coffin; also, a thin interior coffin inclosed in a more substantial one.
      4. (music) An instrument of music, as a lyre, -- the first lyre having been made, it is said, by drawing strings over a tortoise shell.
      5. An engraved copper roller used in print works.
      6. The outer frame or case of a block within which the sheaves revolve.
      7. (nautical) A light boat the frame of which is covered with thin wood or with paper; as, a racing shell.
      8. A drum shell; the usually wooden, cylindrical acoustic chamber, with or without rims added for tuning and attaching drum heads.
      9. (computing) A general-purpose environment, usually CLI, command-line-oriented, within which other commands are invoked and their interactions controlled.
      10. (context, chemistry) A set of atomic orbitals that have the same principal quantum number.
  1. To remove the outer covering or shell of something. See sheller.
  2. To bombard, to fire projectiles at.
  3. (informal) To disburse or give up money, to pay. (Often used with out).
shield Tweet Definition of shield Like Definition of shield on Facebook
  1. (Armor) A broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body.
  • 1599: Knocks go and come; God's vassals drop and die; And sword and shield, In bloody field, Doth win immortal fame. &mdash; William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act III, Scene II, line 8.
  • 1786: The shields used by our Norman ancestors were the triangular or heater shield, the target or buckler, the roundel or rondache, and the pavais, pavache, or tallevas. &mdash; Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 22.
    1. Anything which protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection.
  • Quotations
  • 1592: Go muster men. My counsel is my shield; We must be brief when traitors brave the field. &mdash; William Shakespeare, Richard III, Act 4, Scene 3, line 56.
    1. Figuratively, one who protects or defends.
  • Quotations
  • 1611: Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. The Holy Bible, King James Version, Genesis 15:1.
    1. (botany) In lichens, a hardened cup or disk surrounded by a rim and containing the fructification, or asci.
    2. (heraldry) The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms.
    3. (geology) A large expanse of exposed stable Precambrian rock.
    4. (mining) (Mining) A framework used to protect workmen in making an adit under ground, and capable of being pushed along as excavation progresses.
    5. A spot resembling, or having the form of a shield.
  • Bespotted as with shields of red and black. Spenser.
    1. (obsolete) A coin, the old French crown, or écu, having on one side the figure of a shield.
    2. (scifi) A field of energy which protects or defends.
    3. (colloquial) A police badge
  • The chief put something in his hand and Bosch looked down to see the gold detective's .
    1. (transport) A sign or symbol, usually containing numbers and sometimes letters, identifying a highway route.
  • verb 
    1. To protect, to defend.
      • 2004: w: Chris Wallace (journalist), Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
      • :Shots rang out and a 15-year-old boy, shielding a woman from the line of fire, was killed.
        1. (electricity) to protect from the influence of
    shimmy Tweet Definition of shimmy Like Definition of shimmy on Facebook
    noun (shimmies)
    1. An abnormal vibration, especially in the wheels of a vehicle.
    2. (archaic) A dance that was popular in the 1920s.
    3. (rare) A sleeveless chemise.
    verb (shimmies, shimmying, shimmied, )
    1. To climb sometime (e.g. a pole) gradually (e.g. using alternately one's arms then one's legs.)
    He shimmied up the flagpole.
    The static made her dress up her leg.
    1. (intransitive) To vibrate abnormally, as a broken wheel.
    2. (context, intransitive, rare) To shake the body as if dancing the shimmy.
    shingle Tweet Definition of shingle Like Definition of shingle on Facebook
    1. A small, thin piece of building material, often with one end thicker than the other, for laying in overlapping rows as a covering for the roof or sides of a building.
    2. A rectangular piece of steel obtained by means of a shingling process involving hammering of puddled steel.
    3. A small signboard designating a professional office; this may be both a physical signboard or a metaphoric term for a small production company (a production shingle).
    verb (shingl, ing)
    1. (transitive) To cover with small, thin pieces of building material, with shingles.
    shirt Tweet Definition of shirt Like Definition of shirt on Facebook
    1. An article of clothing that is wear, worn on the upper part of the body, and often has sleeves, either long or short, that cover the arms.
    2. In "shirts and skins" games, a member of the shirt-wearing team.
    shirtwaist Tweet Definition of shirtwaist Like Definition of shirtwaist on Facebook
    1. a woman's tailored blouse, buttoned down the front
    shoe Tweet Definition of shoe Like Definition of shoe on Facebook
    1. A protective covering for the foot, with a bottom part composed of thick leather or plastic sole and often a thicker heel, and a softer upper part made of leather or synthetic material. Shoes generally do not extend above the ankle, as opposed to boot, boots, which do.
      • Get your shoes on now, or you'll be late for school.
        1. A piece of metal designed to be attached to a horse's foot as a means of protection; a horseshoe.
      • Throw the from behind the line, and try to get it to land circling (a ringer) or touching the far stake.
        1. Something resembling a shoe by function, like a brake shoe.
      • Remember to turn the rotors when replacing the brake shoes, or they will wear out unevenly.
    verb (shoes, shoeing, shod)
    1. To equip an object with a protection against wear.
      • The billiard cue stick was shod in silver.
        1. To put horseshoes on a horse.
    shoehorn Tweet Definition of shoehorn Like Definition of shoehorn on Facebook
    1. A tool used to assist the foot into a shoe by sliding the heel in.
    1. To exert great effort to insert or include something; to insert by force or extreme measures.
      They shoehorned the extra appointment into an already packed schedule.
    2. To use a shoehorn.
    shoelace Tweet Definition of shoelace Like Definition of shoelace on Facebook
    1. A lace used for fastening a shoe.
    shoemaker Tweet Definition of shoemaker Like Definition of shoemaker on Facebook
    1. a person who makes shoes
    shoestring Tweet Definition of shoestring Like Definition of shoestring on Facebook
    1. the string or lace used to secure the shoe to the foot; a shoelace
      Your is untied.
    2. a tight budget; very little money
      He did all that on a budget.
    3. a long narrow cut of a food; a julienne
      French fries
    short Tweet Definition of short Like Definition of short on Facebook
    1. A short circuit.
    2. (baseball) shortstop
    Jones smashes a grounder between third and .
    1. (transitive) To cause a short circuit
    1. Having a small distance from one end or edge to another, either horizontally or vertically dimensions.
    2. A word or phrase that can be said or written in less time to represent another word or phrase.
    "Tater" is for "potato".
    1. (context, of a person) With less height
    2. (cricket, of a ball) that bounced relatively far from the batsman
    3. (cricket, of a fielder or fielding position) relatively close to the batsman
    1. (cricket) of a cricket ball, to bounce relatively far from the batsman so that it bounces higher than normal; opposite of full
    sideburns Tweet Definition of sideburns Like Definition of sideburns on Facebook
    noun (plural)
    1. Facial hair reaching from the top of the head down the side of the face to the side of the chin.
    silk Tweet Definition of silk Like Definition of silk on Facebook
    1. (uncountable) A fine fiber excreted by the silkworm or other arthropod (such as a spider).
    The thread was barely visible.
    1. (uncountable) A fine, soft cloth woven from silk fibers.
    I had a small square of , but it wasn't enough to make what I wanted.
    1. The gown worn by a Senior (i.e. Queen's/King's) Counsel
    2. (colloquial) a Senior (i.e. Queen's/King's) Counsel
    simar Tweet Definition of simar Like Definition of simar on Facebook
    1. A woman's long dress or robe; also light covering; a scarf.
    skin Tweet Definition of skin Like Definition of skin on Facebook
    1. (uncountable) The outer covering of living tissue over the bones, striated muscles, ligaments, and internal organs of a person.
      • He is so disgusting he makes my crawl.
        1. (uncountable) The outer protective layer of any plant or animal.
        2. (countable) The skin and fur of an individual animal used by humans for clothing, upholstery, etc.
        3. (countable) A congealed layer on the surface of a liquid.
      • In order to get to the rest of the paint in the can, you'll have to remove the floating on top of it.
        1. (context, countable, computing) An image used as the background of the graphical user interface of a computer program.
      • You can use this to change how the browser looks.
        1. (context, countable, slang) Rolling paper for cigarettes.
      • Pass me a , mate.
        1. (context, countable, slang) Short for skinhead.
        2. A subgroup within an Australian aboriginal people, also called a section, subsection, or moiety. These divisions are cultural, not related to a person"s physical skin. (Reference: Macquarie Aboriginal Words, w:Macquarie University, Macquarie University, 1994, paperback ISBN 0-949757-79-9, introduction.)
    verb (skin, n, ing)
    1. (transitive) To injure the skin of.
      • He fell off his bike and skinned his knee on the concrete.
        1. (transitive) To remove the skin and/or fur of an animal or a human.
        The headmaster's birch kept raining down on the repeat-offending runaway's bare bum till it was completely skinned, a raw red rebel rear
        1. (context, transitive, computing, colloquial) To use a replacement image for the graphical user interface of (a computer program).
      • Can I the program to put the picture of my cat on it?
    skirt Tweet Definition of skirt Like Definition of skirt on Facebook
    1. An article of clothing, usually worn by woman, women and girls, that hangs from the waist and covers the lower part of the body.
    2. The part of a dress or robe that hangs below the waist.
    3. Something resembling a skirt.
    4. (slang) A woman.
    5. A part that serves as a border or edging.
    1. To be on or form the border of.
    2. To move around or along the border of; to avoid the center of.
    skive Tweet Definition of skive Like Definition of skive on Facebook
    1. The iron lap used by diamond polishers in finishing the facets of the gem.
    verb (skiv, ing)
    1. To pare or shave off the rough or thick parts of (hides or leather).
      1. To avoid one's assigned work or duty. To slack off.
    skiver Tweet Definition of skiver Like Definition of skiver on Facebook
    1. One who uses a skive (or skives)
    2. A slacker
    skort Tweet Definition of skort Like Definition of skort on Facebook
    1. a pair of shorts designed to look like a skirt via the addition of large swathes of fabric
    Always feminine, Faith preferred to wear a skirt when possible, but for reasons of modesty she compromised by wearing a to amusement parks where boys might see her from below if she rode the Ferris wheel.
    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.
    slide Tweet Definition of slide Like Definition of slide on Facebook
    1. A toy for children where they climb up and then slide, glide down again.
    The long, red was great fun for the kids.
    1. The event of large amounts of rubble, earth and stones moving down the slope of a hill or from a mountain.
    The closed the highway.
    1. A lever that can be moved in two directions.
    2. A valve that works by sliding such as in a trombone.
    3. A transparent image, to be projected to a screen.
    4. (baseball) The act of droping down and skidding into a base
    verb (slides, sliding, slid)
    1. (transitive) To cause to move in continuous contact with a surface
    He slid the boat across the grass.
    1. (intransitive) To move in continuous contact with a surface.
    The safe slid slowly.
    1. (intransitive) To move on a low friction surface.
    The car slid on the ice.
    1. (intransitive, baseball) To drop down and skid into a base.
    Jones slid into second.
    1. (intransitive) To lose one"s balance on a slippery surface.
    He slid while going around the corner.
    1. (intransitive) To let pass without action.
    ''The administrator let the minor infraction with only a disapproving look.
    slide fastener Tweet Definition of slide fastener Like Definition of slide fastener on Facebook
    noun (plural slide fasteners)
    1. A zip fastener.
    slim Tweet Definition of slim Like Definition of slim on Facebook
    1. (slang) cocaine, Cocaine; white lady.
    verb to slim
    1. To lose weight in order to achieve slimness
    1. slender, Slender; thin in an attractive way.
    sling Tweet Definition of sling Like Definition of sling on Facebook
    1. (context, Weapon) An instrument for throwing stones or other missiles, consisting of a short strap with two strings fastened to its ends, or with a string fastened to one end and a light stick to the other. The missile being lodged in a hole in the strap, the ends of the string are taken in the hand, and the whole whirled rapidly round until, by loosing one end, the missile is let fly with centrifugal force.
    • 1786: The Sling is also a weapon of great antiquity, formerly in high estimation among the ancients. &mdash; Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 43.
      1. A kind of hanging bandage put around the neck, in which a wounded arm or hand is supported.
      2. A loop of rope, or a rope or chain with hooks, for suspending a barrel, bale, or other heavy object, in hoisting or lowering.
      3. A strap attached to a firearm, for suspending it from the shoulder.
      4. (Nautical) A band of rope or iron for securing a yard to a mast; -- chiefly in the plural.
      5. The act or motion of hurling as with a sling; a throw; figuratively, a stroke.
  • 1600: To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing, end them. &mdash; William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III, Scene I, line 55.
  • verb (slings, slinging, slung or slang, slung)
    1. To throw.
    slip Tweet Definition of slip Like Definition of slip on Facebook
    1. An act or instance of slipping.
    2. A women's undergarment worn under a skirt or dress.
    3. A small piece of paper.
    4. A berth for a boat or ship.
    5. A mistake or error (slip of the tongue.)
    6. (uncountable) In ceramics, a thin, slippery mix of clay and water.
    7. (cricket) Any of several fielding positions to the off side of the wicket keeper, designed to catch the ball after being deflected from the bat; a fielder in that position (See first slip, second slip, third slip, fourth slip and fifth slip.)
    8. The difference between the speed of a rotating magnetic field and the speed of its rotor.
    verb (slip, p, ing)
    1. (intransitive) To lose one's traction on a slippery surface; to slide due to a lack of friction.
    2. (intransitive) To err.
    3. (transitive) To pass (a note, etc.)
      • 1883, w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
      • : We slipped along the hedges, noiseless and swift...
    slipper Tweet Definition of slipper Like Definition of slipper on Facebook
    1. A person who slips, has slipped, or is currently slipping.
    2. A low shoe that can be slipped on and off easily and is usually worn indoors.
    Get out of bed, put on your slippers, and come downstairs.
    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
    sloper Tweet Definition of sloper Like Definition of sloper on Facebook
    1. A climbing hold that has a smooth surface and sloping shape, making it difficult to hold.
    sloppy Tweet Definition of sloppy Like Definition of sloppy on Facebook
    adjective (sloppier, sloppiest)
    1. very wet; covered in or composed of slop
      The dog tracked mud through the kitchen.
    2. messy; not neat, elegant, or careful
      The carpenter did a job of building the staircase.
    3. imprecise or loose
      a measurement; a fit
    smock Tweet Definition of smock Like Definition of smock on Facebook
    1. A woman's undergarment; a shift; a chemise.
    In her , with head and foot all bare. Chaucer.
    1. A blouse.
    2. A loose garment worn as protection by a painter, etc.
    verb (smocks, smocking, smocked, smocked)
    1. (transitive) To provide with, or clothe in, a smock or a smock frock. Tennyson.
    2. (transitive) To apply smocking.
    1. Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock
    2. Hence, of or pertaining to a woman.
    snood Tweet Definition of snood Like Definition of snood on Facebook
    1. A band or ribbon for keeping the hair in place, including the hair-band formerly worn in Scotland and northern England by young unmarried women.
    2. A small hairnet or cap worn by women to keep their hair in place.
      • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 264:
      • :serious girls with their hair in snoods entered numbers into logbooks ....
        1. The flap of skin on the beak of a turkey.
        2. A short line of horsehair, gut, monofilament, etc., by which a fishhook is attached to a longer (and usually heavier) line; a snell.
    1. To keep the hair in place with a snood.
    sock Tweet Definition of sock Like Definition of sock on Facebook
    noun (pl=socks, pl2=sox)
    1. A knitted or woven covering for the foot.
    2. A shoe worn by Greco-Roman comedy actors.
    3. A violent blow, punch.
    1. (pos vt) To hit or strike violently.
    2. (pos vi) To deliver a blow.
    They may let you off the first time, but the second time they'll it to you&mdash;James Jones
    sole Tweet Definition of sole Like Definition of sole on Facebook
    1. The bottom or plantar surface of the foot.
    2. The bottom of a shoe or boot.
    3. A flatfish of the family Soleidae.
    verb (sol, ing)
    1. (transitive) to put a sole on (a shoe or boot)
    1. only
    2. unmarried (especially of a woman); widowed.
    sombrero Tweet Definition of sombrero Like Definition of sombrero on Facebook
    1. A tall and wide rimmed hat made from felt or straw and usually worn in Mexico and the South-western United States.
    2. A mixed drink with tequila, named after the Mexican hat.
    Sox Tweet Definition of Sox Like Definition of Sox on Facebook
    proper noun (plural)
    1. (baseball) Short for the team the w:Boston Red Sox, Boston Red Sox.
    2. (baseball) Short for the team the w:Chicago White Sox, Chicago White Sox (under some circumstances also known as the w:Black Sox, Black Sox).
    spangle Tweet Definition of spangle Like Definition of spangle on Facebook
    1. a small piece of sparkling metallic material sewn on to a garment as decoration; a sequin
    2. any small sparkling object
    verb (spangl, ing)
    1. (intransitive) to sparkle, flash or coruscate
    2. (transitive) to fix spangles to a garment
    spat Tweet Definition of spat Like Definition of spat on Facebook
    1. a brief argument.
    verb (spat, t, ed)
    1. to quarrel or argue briefly
    Spectator Tweet Definition of Spectator Like Definition of Spectator on Facebook
    proper noun (wikipedia, The Spectator)
    1. A weekly British conservative political magazine; the oldest continually published magazine in the English language
    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.
    spike Tweet Definition of spike Like Definition of spike on Facebook
    1. A sort of very large nail; also, a piece of pointed iron set with points upward or outward.
    2. Anything resembling such a nail in shape.
    3. An ear of grain.
    4. (context, botany) A kind of inflorescence in which sessile flowers are arranged on an unbranched elongated axis.
    5. (in plural spikes; informal) Running shoes with spikes in the soles.
    6. A sharp peak in a graph.
    7. (volleyball) An attack from, usually, above the height of the net performed with the intent to send the ball straight to the floor of the opponent or off the hands of the opposing block.
    8. (context, zoology) An adolescent male deer.
    verb (spik, ing)
    1. To put alcohol or another intoxicating substance in a drink that previously did not contain such substances.
    2. (volleyball) To attack from, usually, above the height of the net with the intent to send the ball straight to the floor of the opponent or off the hands of the opposing block.
    3. (military) To hammer an iron spike into the touch hole so as to render a gun unusable.
    He jumped down, wrenched the hammer from the armourer"s hand, and seizing a nail from the bag, in a few moments he had spiked the gun. " w:Frederick Marryat, Frederick Marryat, "Peter Simple", 1834
    1. (journalism) To decide not to publish or make public.
      • October 14, 2002, Jonathan Sale, The Guardian, Edward VIII news blackout.
      • :Instead, the "Beaver" declared he would the story about Wallis Simpson and make sure his fellow media moguls sat on it too.
    Split Tweet Definition of Split Like Definition of Split on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A port of Croatia.
    sporran Tweet Definition of sporran Like Definition of sporran on Facebook
    1. A small pouch, usually made of either fur or plain or fur-trimmed leather, which is worn, suspended from a belt or chain, on the front of a kilt and used to hold various items normally carried in pants pockets.
    sports Tweet Definition of sports Like Definition of sports on Facebook
    1. (plural of, sport)
    sports jacket Tweet Definition of sports jacket Like Definition of sports jacket on Facebook
    1. A tailored jacket that is not part of a suit; especially one of a sturdy fabric originally designed for outdoor sports
    spread Tweet Definition of spread Like Definition of spread on Facebook
    1. The act of spreading or something that has been spread.
    2. An expanse of land.
    3. A piece of material used as a cover (such as a bedspread).
    4. A large meal, especially one laid out on a table.
    5. Any form of food designed to be spread onto a slice of bread etc.
    6. An item in a newspaper or magazine that occupies more than one column or page.
    7. A numerical difference.
    verb (spreads, spreading, spread)
    1. (transitive) To put one"s legs apart.
    2. (transitive) To divide something in a homogeneous way.
    3. (transitive) To scatter.
    4. (transitive) To put butter or jam onto bread.
    5. (transitive) To expand.
    Missionaries spread their religion's teachings.
    1. (intransitive) To expand.
    The disease had spread into remote villages.
    stay Tweet Definition of stay Like Definition of stay on Facebook
    1. A postponement, especially of an execution or other punishment.
    The governor granted a of execution.
    1. A rope or wire supporting or stabilizing a platform, such as a bridge, a pole, such as a tentpole or a mast, or other structural element.
    The engineer insisted on using stays for the scaffolding.
    1. A piece of stiff material, such as plastic or whalebone, used to stiffen a piece of clothing.
    Where are the stays for my collar?
    1. A period of time spent in a place.
    I hope you enjoyed your in Hawaii.
    1. (intransitive) To remain in a particular place.
    We stayed in Hawaii for a week.
    I can only for an hour.
    1. (intransitive) To continue to have a particular quality.
    Wear gloves so your hands warm.
    1. (transitive) To postpone.
    The governor stayed the execution until the appeal could be heard.
    sticharion Tweet Definition of sticharion Like Definition of sticharion on Facebook
    1. The outer clerical garb worn by clergy in the Greek Orthodox Church, corresponding to the alb in catholic churches.
      • The is a long, full sleeved tunic that reaches the ankles. Since no other vestment is worn over the deacon's , it is usually made of the same vestment material as the priest's phelonion. The garment is symbolic of a pure and tranquil conscience, a spotless life, and the spiritual joy in the Lord in him who wears it. //
      • The , which is held by the zone, or girdle, corresponds to the alb. Copyright 1994-1998 Encyclopaedia Britannica CD 98 Multimedia Edition
      • 1972 ";a little band of marchers displays Greek Orthodox outfits, the rhason and , the epitrachelion and the epimanikia, the sakkos, the epigonation, the zone, the omophorion; they brandish icons and enkolpia, dikerotikera and dikanikion. Robert Silverberg:Thomas the Proclaimer: Agberg Ltd. This edition in 'Sailing to Byzantium' September 2000 ibooks inc. P232.
    stiletto heel Tweet Definition of stiletto heel Like Definition of stiletto heel on Facebook
    1. (context, usually in plural) A heel of a shoe that is very high and narrow, at least 10 centimeters (4 inches.)
    stitch Tweet Definition of stitch Like Definition of stitch on Facebook
    1. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made.
    2. An arrangement of stitches in sewing, or method of stitching in some particular way or style.
    cross stitch
    herringbone stitch
    1. (sports) An intense stabbing pain under the lower edge of the ribcage, caused by internal organs pulling downwards on the diaphragm during exercise.
    2. A single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a link, or loop, of yarn
    drop a stitch
    take up a stitch
    1. An arrangement of stitches in knitting, or method of knitting in some particular way or style.
    2. A space of work taken up, or gone over, in a single pass of the needle.
    3. Hence, by extension, any space passed over; distance.
    :You have gone a good stitch. &mdash; Bunyan.
    :In Syria the husbandmen go lightly over with their plow, and take no deep stitch in making their furrows. &mdash; Holland.
    1. A local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle.
    a stitch in the side
    :He was taken with a cold and with stitches, which was, indeed, a pleurisy. &mdash; Bp. Burnet.
    1. (obsolete) A contortion, or twist.
    :If you talk, Or pull your face into a stitch again, I shall be angry. &mdash; Marston.
    1. (colloquial) Any least part of a fabric or dress.
    to wet every stitch of clothes.
    She didn't have a stitch on
    1. A furrow. (Chapman)
    verb (stitches, stitching, stitched)
    1. To form stitches in; especially, to sew in such a manner as to show on the surface a continuous line of stitches.
    to stitch a shirt bosom.
    1. To sew, or unite by stitches.
    to stitch printed sheets in making a book or a pamphlet.
    1. (agriculture) To form land into ridges.
    2. (intransitive) To practice/practise stitching or needlework.
    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
    stocking Tweet Definition of stocking Like Definition of stocking on Facebook
    1. A soft garment worn on the foot and lower leg, usually knit or woven, worn under shoes or other footwear.
    A pair of stockings.
    1. Something like or suggesting such a garment.
    1. To dress in stockings.
    stole Tweet Definition of stole Like Definition of stole on Facebook
    1. An ecclesiastical garment.
      • Certain robes indicate a position in the hierarchy; others correspond to function and may be worn by the same individual at different times. The most important vestment among the insignia of the clergy is the , the emblem of sacerdotal status, the origin of which is the ancient pallium. The originally was a draped garment, then a folded one with the appearance of a scarf, and, finally, in the 4th century, a scarf. As a symbol of jurisdiction in the Roman Empire, the supreme pontiff (the pope, or bishop of Rome) conferred it upon archbishops and, later, upon bishops, as emblematic of their sharing in the papal authority. Copyright 1994-1998 Encyclopaedia Britannica CD 98 Multimedia Edition
        1. A scarf-like garment, often made of fur.
    1. (simple past of, steal)
    stomacher Tweet Definition of stomacher Like Definition of stomacher on Facebook
    1. A cloth garment, usually embellished with embroidery or jewelry, worn over the stomach from the 15th to the 18th centuries particularly by women.
    Of these older people many wear clothing reminiscent in some detail of home--an embroidered waistcoat or .
    1. A brooch, often in three parts, worn over the stomach or chest in the seventeenth and eighteenth century.
    stout Tweet Definition of stout Like Definition of stout on Facebook
    1. A dark and strong malt liquor made with toasted grain.
    2. A strong porter.
    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.
    stovepipe Tweet Definition of stovepipe Like Definition of stovepipe on Facebook
    1. Sheet-metal tubing used as a chimney for a stove or furnace.
    strap Tweet Definition of strap Like Definition of strap on Facebook
    1. A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like.
      • Specifically, a strip of thick leather used in flogging.
      • : A lively cobbler that . . . had scarce passed a day without giving her (his wife) the discipline of the . --Addison.
        1. Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use.
        2. A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop.
        3. A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass. Specifically:
      • (context, carpentry, machinery) A band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine.
      • (nautical) A piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything.
        1. (botany) The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.
      • (botany) The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses.
        1. A shoulder strap, see under shoulder.
        2. (slang) A gun, normally a personal firearm such as a pistol or machine pistol.
    verb (straps, strapping, strapped, strapped)
    1. (transitive) To beat or chastise with a strap.
    2. (transitive) To fasten or bind with a strap.
    3. (transitive) To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor.
    strapless Tweet Definition of strapless Like Definition of strapless on Facebook
    1. without a strap or straps
    straw Tweet Definition of straw Like Definition of straw on Facebook
    1. (countable) A dried stalk of a cereal plant.
    2. (uncountable) Such dried stalks considered collectively.
    3. (countable) A drinking straw.
    4. (colour) a pale, yellowish beige colour, like that of a dried straw.
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    1. Made of straw.
    straw hat
    1. (colour) of a pale, yellowish beige colour, like that of a dried straw.
    streamer Tweet Definition of streamer Like Definition of streamer on Facebook
    1. a long, narrow flag, or piece of material used as a decoration
    2. a newspaper headline that runs across the entire page
    3. (computing) a data storage system, mainly used to produce backups, in which large quantities of data are transferred to a continuously moving tape
    4. (context, fishing) in fly fishing, a variety of wet fly designed to mimic a minnow
    stud Tweet Definition of stud Like Definition of stud on Facebook
    1. A male animal, especially a stud horse (stallion), kept for breeding.
    2. herd or group of such male animals, kept primarily for breeding
    3. place (e.g. ranch) which keeps such animal(s)
    4. (colloquial) A sexually attractive man; also a lover in great demand.
    stuff Tweet Definition of stuff Like Definition of stuff on Facebook
    1. The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object.
    What is all that on your bedroom floor?
    1. (italbrac-colon, cadigan) Substitution for material of unknown type or name.
    Can I have some of that on my ice-cream sundae?
    1. Substitution for trivial details (youth slang)
    I had to do some .
    1. To fill something up in a compressed manner.
    She stuffed the turkey for Thanksgiving using her secret stuffing recipe of diced bread, onions, and celery .
    1. To be sated.
    I"m stuffed after having eaten all that turkey, mashed potatoes and delicious stuffing.
    1. (italbrac-colon, British, Australian) To be broken.
    It"s stuffed.
    1. (italbrac-colon, vulgar, British, Australian) Insult.
    Get stuffed you arsehole!
    1. To be cut off in a race by having one's projected and committed racing line (trajectory) disturbed by an abrupt maneuver by a competitor.
    I got stuffed by that guy on the supermoto going into that turn, almost causing us to crash.
    style Tweet Definition of style Like Definition of style on Facebook
    1. A manner of doing things, especially in a fashionable one.
    2. (botany) the stalk that connects the stigma(s) to the ovary in a pistil of a flower.
    verb (styl, ing)
    1. To create or give a style, fashion or image
    2. To call or give a name or title
    stylebook Tweet Definition of stylebook Like Definition of stylebook on Facebook
    1. A manual containing an organization's standardized usage conventions for how to write. All newspapers and other media have a stylebook, which is sometimes sold to the public. The stylebook usually includes which dictionary is to be taken as definitive for spelling.
      I have a copy of the UPI which I check when I need to know how to write something.
    stylish Tweet Definition of stylish Like Definition of stylish on Facebook
    1. Having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress
    2. (context, film) Having a particular directing style or cinematography.
    stylist Tweet Definition of stylist Like Definition of stylist on Facebook
    1. designer
    2. hairdresser
    3. an accomplished artist
    suburban Tweet Definition of suburban Like Definition of suburban on Facebook
    1. Relating to or characteristic of or situated on the outskirt, outskirts of a city.
    suede Tweet Definition of suede Like Definition of suede on Facebook
    1. A type of soft leather, made from calfskin, with a brushed texture to resemble fabric, often used to make boots, clothing and fashion accessories.
    2. (modifying a noun and functioning as an adjective) Made of suede.
    suit Tweet Definition of suit Like Definition of suit on Facebook
    1. The attempt to gain an end by legal process; a process instituted in a court of law for the recovery of a right or claim; a lawsuit.
    If you take my advice, you'll file against him immediately.
    1. (italbrac-colon, obsolete) The act of following or pursuing; pursuit, chase.
    2. (obsolete) The act of suing; the pursuit of a particular object or goal.
    Thenceforth the of earthly conquest shone. "Spenser.
    1. Pursuit of a love-interest; wooing, courtship.
    Rebate your loves, each rival suspend, Till this funereal web my labors end. "Pope.
    1. (archaic) A company of attendants or followers; a retinue.
    2. (archaic) A group of similar or related objects or items considered as a whole; a suite (of rooms etc.)
    3. The full set of sails required for a ship.
    4. A set of clothes to be worn together, now especially a man's matching jacket and trousers, or a similar outfit for a woman.
    Nick hired a navy-blue for the wedding.
    1. (context, pejorative, slang) A person who wears matching jacket and trousers, especially a boss or a supervisor.
    Be sure to keep your nose to the grindstone today; the suits are making a "surprise" visit to this department.
    1. A full set of armour.
    2. (card games) Each of the sets of a pack of cards distinguished by color and/or specific emblems, such as the spades, hearts, diamonds or clubs of traditional Anglo, Hispanic and French playing cards.
    To deal and shuffle, to divide and sort Her mingled suits and sequences. "Cowper.
    1. (obsolete) Regular order; succession.
    Every five and thirty years the same kind and of weather comes again. "Bacon.
    1. To fit; to adapt; to make proper or suitable; as, to suit the action to the word. "Shak.
    2. To be fitted to; to accord with; to become; to befit.
    Ill suits his cloth the praise of railing well. "Dryden.
    Raise her notes to that sublime degree Which suits song of piety and thee. "Prior.
    1. To dress; to clothe.
    So went he suited to his watery tomb. "Shak.
    1. To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to suit one"s taste.
    2. (intransitive): To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; " usually
    followed by with or to.
    The place itself was suiting to his care. "Dryden.
    Give me not an office That suits with me so ill. "Addison.
    sundress Tweet Definition of sundress Like Definition of sundress on Facebook
    noun (sundresses)
    1. a light dress, typically worn in the summer, having thin straps to a bodice that exposes the shoulders and has no arms
    support Tweet Definition of support Like Definition of support on Facebook
    1. Something which supports. Often used attributively, as a complement or supplement to.
    Don"t move that beam! It"s a for the whole platform.
    Don"t move that beam! It"s a beam.
    1. Financial or other help.
    The government provides to the arts in several ways.
    1. Answers to questions and resolution of problems regarding something sold.
    Sure they sell the product, but do they provide ?
    1. (transitive) To keep from falling.
    Don"t move that beam! It supports the whole platform.
    1. (transitive) To help, particularly financially.
    The government supports the arts in several ways.
    1. (transitive) To answer questions and resolve problems regarding something sold.
    Sure they sell the product, but do they it?
    1. (transitive) To back a cause, party etc. mentally or with concrete aid.
    I France in the World Cup
    supporter Tweet Definition of supporter Like Definition of supporter on Facebook
    1. Something that supports a structure such as a building.
    2. A person who supports, promotes, advocates or champions a cause or movement; an adherent.
    1. (heraldry) An animal or figure that supports a shield in a coat of arms.
      1. A garter worn around the leg to support a sock or stocking
      • 1957, w:J. D. Salinger, J. D. Salinger, "Zooey", in, 1961, w:Franny and Zooey, Franny and Zooey, 1991 LB Books edition, page 117,
      • :From the radiator, where he was attaching supporters to his socks, Zooey glanced up at her.
    surcingle Tweet Definition of surcingle Like Definition of surcingle on Facebook
    noun , plural surcingles
    1. a piece of tack wrapped around the belly of a horse, to use when lunge, longeing
    2. a long strap to pass over and keep in place a blanket, pack or saddle on an animal
    3. a girdle to fasten a garment, especially a cassock
    surcoat Tweet Definition of surcoat Like Definition of surcoat on Facebook
    1. a loose garment without sleeves worn over a suit of armor, sometimes colored or embroidered with the wearer's coat of arms
    suspender Tweet Definition of suspender Like Definition of suspender on Facebook
    noun (Plural: suspenders)
    1. Something or someone who suspends.
    2. An item of apparel consisting of a strap worn over the shoulder and used hold up trousers. Called braces in other parts of the world.
    3. An item of apparel consisting of a band of elastic material, worn around the thigh and used to hold up a stocking; a garter
    swaddling clothes Tweet Definition of swaddling clothes Like Definition of swaddling clothes on Facebook
    1. a garment, made of strips of cloth, used to bind an infant and restrict movement of its limbs
    (RQ:Authorized Version) Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in , and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn
    sweater Tweet Definition of sweater Like Definition of sweater on Facebook
    1. A knitted jacket or jersey, usually of thick wool, worn by athletes before or after exercise.
    2. A similar garment worn for warm, warmth.
    3. A person who sweat, sweats.
    sweatshirt Tweet Definition of sweatshirt Like Definition of sweatshirt on Facebook
    1. A loose shirt, usually made of a knit fleece, for athletic wear and now often used as casual apparel.
    swimsuit Tweet Definition of swimsuit Like Definition of swimsuit on Facebook
    1. A tight-fitting garment worn for swimming.
    Trisha refused to go swimming with her brother until he helped her find her favorite .

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