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Saaremaa Tweet Definition of Saaremaa Like Definition of Saaremaa on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The largest island of Estonia.
  2. Saare County in Estonia.
  3. Historical Estonian eldership.
Saarland Tweet Definition of Saarland Like Definition of Saarland on Facebook
proper noun
  1. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.
adjective
  1. Relating to or of the Saarland. -->
Sabah Tweet Definition of Sabah Like Definition of Sabah on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in eastern Malaysia which has Kota Kinabalu as its capital.
Sacramento Tweet Definition of Sacramento Like Definition of Sacramento on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital city of California
Sahara Tweet Definition of Sahara Like Definition of Sahara on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A desert in North Africa
Sahel Tweet Definition of Sahel Like Definition of Sahel on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a region in Africa, between the Sahara to the north and a more humid zone (Sudan) to the south.
Saigon Tweet Definition of Saigon Like Definition of Saigon on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The former name of Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest city of Viet Nam.
Salamanca Tweet Definition of Salamanca Like Definition of Salamanca on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in west Spain, capital of the province of Salamanca
  2. A province in west Spain
Salem Tweet Definition of Salem Like Definition of Salem on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital city of Oregon
  2. The former name of Jerusalem
  3. A city in Massachusetts
Salerno Tweet Definition of Salerno Like Definition of Salerno on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A province of Campania, Italy.
  2. A town, the capital of Salerno.
Salina Tweet Definition of Salina Like Definition of Salina on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a female given name
Salisbury Tweet Definition of Salisbury Like Definition of Salisbury on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Wiltshire, England
saltillo Tweet Definition of saltillo Like Definition of saltillo on Facebook
noun
  1. In Mexican languages, especially Nahuatl, a glottal stop or fricative sound.
  2. An apostrophe used to represent this sound.
Salt Lake City Tweet Definition of Salt Lake City Like Definition of Salt Lake City on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital city of Utah, USA.
Salvador Tweet Definition of Salvador Like Definition of Salvador on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, , ) of Spanish origin.
  2. The state capital of Bahia in Brazil.
Salzburg Tweet Definition of Salzburg Like Definition of Salzburg on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A state of western Austria.
  2. The capital of the state of Salzburg.
Samar Tweet Definition of Samar Like Definition of Samar on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An island of the Philippines, located in the Visayas
Samoa Tweet Definition of Samoa Like Definition of Samoa on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Oceania. Official name: Independent State of Samoa.
Samos Tweet Definition of Samos Like Definition of Samos on Facebook
noun
  1. A city and an island in the eastern part of the Aegean.
  2. A prefecture in the eastern part of the Aegean that includes the island along with the islands of Icaria and Fourni.
San Diego Tweet Definition of San Diego Like Definition of San Diego on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in southwest California.
  2. Places named after Saint Diego (acquired from Spanish)
Sandwich Tweet Definition of Sandwich Like Definition of Sandwich on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a town in Kent, south-east England, one of the historic Cinque Ports
  2. an English habitational surname originating from this town
  3. one of several younger towns named after the town in Kent or a person bearing the surname:
    • Sandwich, Massachusetts, pop. 20,136 (2000)
    • Sandwich, Illinois, pop. 6,509 (2000)
    • Sandwich, New Hampshire, pop. 1,286 (2000)
San Francisco Tweet Definition of San Francisco Like Definition of San Francisco on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, San Francisco (disambiguation), San Franscisco)
  1. A county, city and mission in California, the United States.
  2. The native people from this region in California.
  3. The native language spoken in this region of California.
  4. Places named after Saint Francis (acquired from Spanish)
sanger Tweet Definition of sanger Like Definition of sanger on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, AU, informal) A sandwich.
San Marino Tweet Definition of San Marino Like Definition of San Marino on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Europe. Official name: Republic of San Marino.
  2. The capital of San Marino.
San Salvador Tweet Definition of San Salvador Like Definition of San Salvador on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of El Salvador.
Santa Tweet Definition of Santa Like Definition of Santa on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Santa Claus
    1. (given name, female, )
Santa Catarina Tweet Definition of Santa Catarina Like Definition of Santa Catarina on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in southern Brazil which has Florianópolis as its capital.
Santa Cruz Tweet Definition of Santa Cruz Like Definition of Santa Cruz on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Santa Cruz)

  1. A city, county and mission in California.
  2. The native people from that area of California.
  3. The native people's language from that area of California.
  4. A city in Bolivia.
  5. A city in Portugal.
  6. A district in the Azores.
  7. A small place in New Mexico.
Santa Fe Tweet Definition of Santa Fe Like Definition of Santa Fe on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital city of the state of New Mexico
Santiago Tweet Definition of Santiago Like Definition of Santiago on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Capital city of Chile
Santo Domingo Tweet Definition of Santo Domingo Like Definition of Santo Domingo on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital of the Dominican Republic.
Saragossa Tweet Definition of Saragossa Like Definition of Saragossa on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The former name of Zaragoza.
Sarajevo Tweet Definition of Sarajevo Like Definition of Sarajevo on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  2. A canton of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Sarawak Tweet Definition of Sarawak Like Definition of Sarawak on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in eastern Malaysia which has Kuching as its capital.
Sardinia Tweet Definition of Sardinia Like Definition of Sardinia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An island and region of Italy.
Sark Tweet Definition of Sark Like Definition of Sark on Facebook
proper noun
  1. One of the Channel Islands.
Sassari Tweet Definition of Sassari Like Definition of Sassari on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A province of Sardinia, Italy.
  2. The capital of Sassari.
satsuma Tweet Definition of satsuma Like Definition of satsuma on Facebook
noun
  1. a type of tangerine, grown in Kyushu, Japan: Citrus reticulata
SAU Tweet Definition of SAU Like Definition of SAU on Facebook
initialism
  1. in New Hampshire, U.S.A., it stands for "School Administrative Unit".
Saudi Arabia Tweet Definition of Saudi Arabia Like Definition of Saudi Arabia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in the Middle East, named after the Saud family. Official name: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Sauternes Tweet Definition of Sauternes Like Definition of Sauternes on Facebook
noun
  1. A region of France producing dessert wines.
  2. Wines produced in Sauternes, including the immensely esteemed and immensely expensive Chí¢teau d'Yquem.
Savannah Tweet Definition of Savannah Like Definition of Savannah on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A river and cities in the U.S.
  2. (given name, female) of modern usage from the word savannah or from the place name; also spelled Savanna.
save Tweet Definition of save Like Definition of save on Facebook
noun
  1. In various sports, a block that prevents an opponent from scoring
The goaltender made a great .
  1. (baseball) When a relief pitcher comes into a game with a 3 run or less lead, and his team wins while continually being ahead
Jones retired seven to earn the .
  1. (professional wrestling slang) A point in a professional wrestling match when one or more wrestlers run to the ring to aid a fellow wrestler who is being beaten.
The giant wrestler continued to beat down his smaller opponent, until several wrestlers ran in for the . (trans-top, block that prevents an opponent from scoring)
  • Norwegian: redning
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
verb (sav, ing)
  1. (transitive) To help (somebody) to survive, or keep (somebody) from harm.
  2. (transitive) To keep (something) safe; to safeguard.
  3. (transitive) To store for future use.
  4. (transitive) To conserve or prevent the waste, wasting of.
  5. (transitive) To obviate or make unnecessary.
  6. (context, transitive, computing) To copy (a file) to disk.
  7. (context, transitive, theology) To redeem or protect someone from eternal damnation.
  8. (intransitive) To economize or avoid waste.
  9. (context, transitive, and, intransitive) To accumulate money or valuables.
Savona Tweet Definition of Savona Like Definition of Savona on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A province of Liguria, Italy.
  2. The capital of Savona.
Savoy Tweet Definition of Savoy Like Definition of Savoy on Facebook
noun (sometimes savoy)
  1. A hardy cabbage with dense, crinkled leaves.
proper noun
  1. A historical region of western Europe.
Saxony Tweet Definition of Saxony Like Definition of Saxony on Facebook
proper noun
  1. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.
SC Tweet Definition of SC Like Definition of SC on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. South Carolina, a state of the United States of America.
  2. Superior Court.
  3. Supreme Court.
  4. StarCraft?, a strategy PC game.
  5. Status conference.
  6. Settlement Conference.
  7. Small claims.
  8. State College, as used with proper names.
  9. Senior Counsel
  10. Security Council of the United Nations
Scandinavia Tweet Definition of Scandinavia Like Definition of Scandinavia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The Scandinavian peninsula (Norway and Sweden).
  2. Any of the Nordic countries: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and the Faeroe Islands.
Scarborough Tweet Definition of Scarborough Like Definition of Scarborough on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A coastal town in England.
Schleswig-Holstein Tweet Definition of Schleswig-Holstein Like Definition of Schleswig-Holstein on Facebook
proper noun
  1. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.
Schwyz Tweet Definition of Schwyz Like Definition of Schwyz on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A canton of Switzerland.
  2. A town in Switzerland, the capital of the canton of Schwyz.
Scone Tweet Definition of Scone Like Definition of Scone on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A village north of Perth in Scotland; the coronation site of Scottish kings until 1651
Scotland Tweet Definition of Scotland Like Definition of Scotland on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A country in northwest Europe to the north of England and forming part of the United Kingdom.
Scottsdale Tweet Definition of Scottsdale Like Definition of Scottsdale on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a town located in Arizona
SD Tweet Definition of SD Like Definition of SD on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. South Dakota, a state of the United States of America.
  2. standard deviation, Standard deviation, a mathematical measure of the spread of a list of numbers
  3. Sheriff's Department
seaside Tweet Definition of seaside Like Definition of seaside on Facebook
noun (plural:seasides)
  1. The area by and around the sea; bay; beach; promenade
Classic song:
: I do like to be beside the !
: Oh, I do like to be beside the sea!
: I do like to stroll along the prom, prom, prom,
: While the brass band plays tiddleyompompom!
: Oh, just let me be beside the seaside!
: I'll be beside myself with glee.
: There are lots of girls, besides,
: That I'd like to be beside,
: Beside the , beside the sea.
This summer, I'm going to the at Weymouth - I'm very excited about it!
Seattle Tweet Definition of Seattle Like Definition of Seattle on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Seaport and largest city in the State of Washington, USA.
sedan Tweet Definition of sedan Like Definition of sedan on Facebook
noun
  1. an enclosed windowed chair suitable for a single occupant, carried by at least two porters, in equal numbers in front and behind, using wooden rails that passed through metal brackets on the sides of the chair
  2. (context, US, Australia) The most common body style for modern cars, with a boot or trunk.
Selangor Tweet Definition of Selangor Like Definition of Selangor on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in western Malaysia which has Shah Alam as its capital.
Senegal Tweet Definition of Senegal Like Definition of Senegal on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in Western Africa. Official name: Republic of Senegal.
Senegalese Tweet Definition of Senegalese Like Definition of Senegalese on Facebook
noun
  1. A person from Senegal or of Senegalese descent.
adjective
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Senegal, the Senegalese people or the Senegalese language.
Seoul Tweet Definition of Seoul Like Definition of Seoul on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Capital of South Korea.
Serbia Tweet Definition of Serbia Like Definition of Serbia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a country in southeastern Europe
Sergipe Tweet Definition of Sergipe Like Definition of Sergipe on Facebook
proper noun
  1. State in north-eastern Brazil which has Aracaju as its capital.
Severn Tweet Definition of Severn Like Definition of Severn on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (rivers) A river of England and Wales that flows into the Bristol Channel.
Seville Tweet Definition of Seville Like Definition of Seville on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Andalusia, Spain.
Seychelles Tweet Definition of Seychelles Like Definition of Seychelles on Facebook
proper noun
  1. Country in East Africa. Official name: Republic of Seychelles.
Seymour Tweet Definition of Seymour Like Definition of Seymour on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male).
  2. A common surname.
Shah Alam Tweet Definition of Shah Alam Like Definition of Shah Alam on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The state capital of Selangor (Malaysia).
Shannon Tweet Definition of Shannon Like Definition of Shannon on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (rivers) The longest river in the British Isles, that flows through Ireland into the Atlantic Ocean.
  2. An Irish surname, derived from Shanahan
  3. (context, mostly, US) (given name, male) derived from the river
  4. (context, mostly, US) (given name, female) derived from the river
Sharon Tweet Definition of Sharon Like Definition of Sharon on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female, , ).
    1. (UK derogatory slang) A working-class female.
Shawnee Tweet Definition of Shawnee Like Definition of Shawnee on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a Native American people from Ohio; a member of this tribe; their language
  2. a female given name, derived from the people
Sheffield Tweet Definition of Sheffield Like Definition of Sheffield on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in Yorkshire, England.
Sheridan Tweet Definition of Sheridan Like Definition of Sheridan on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An Irish surname; the Anglicised form of Gaelic í“ Sirideí¡in
  2. An male given name transferred from the surname
  3. The Irish playwright w:Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  4. Any of many placenames
Sherman Tweet Definition of Sherman Like Definition of Sherman on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English occupational surname for a sheep-shearer
  2. An American surname derived from the German Schuermann
  3. An Ashkenazic Jewish occupational surname for a tailor
  4. A male given name derived from the surname
  5. A w:Sherman tank, Sherman tank, main Allied battle tank in World War II
Sherwood Tweet Definition of Sherwood Like Definition of Sherwood on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English habitational surname derived from Sherwood Forest
Shetland Islands Tweet Definition of Shetland Islands Like Definition of Shetland Islands on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A group of islands of Scotland, roughly north-east of the Orkney Islands.
  2. The region of Scotland comprising these islands.
Shikoku Tweet Definition of Shikoku Like Definition of Shikoku on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The fourth largest of Japan's islands
Shillong Tweet Definition of Shillong Like Definition of Shillong on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The state capital of Meghalaya (India). Shillong is a lovely hill station and a popular tourist destination in North Eastern India. It is about 100 kilometers from Guwahati and is accessible by car or bus and by helicopters.
Shire Tweet Definition of Shire Like Definition of Shire on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a fictional region in w:J. R. R. Tolkien, J. R. R. Tolkien's w:The Lord of the Rings, The Lord of the Rings.
w:Bilbo Baggins, Bilbo Baggins was born in the .
Shirley Tweet Definition of Shirley Like Definition of Shirley on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English surname
  1. (given name, female, ).
  2. (rarely) A male given name derived from the surname.
Shizuoka Tweet Definition of Shizuoka Like Definition of Shizuoka on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A prefecture in Japan.