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S Tweet Definition of S Like Definition of S on Facebook
noun 
  1. The nineteenth letter of the Appendix:Roman script, English alphabet, preceded by R and followed by T.
     
SEC Tweet Definition of SEC Like Definition of SEC on Facebook
initialism 
  1. Securities and Exchange Commission
     
second hand Tweet Definition of second hand Like Definition of second hand on Facebook
noun 
  1. On a clock or watch, the hand or pointer that shows the number of seconds that have passed.
adjective 
  1. (nonstandard) (alternative form of, secondhand)
     
shake Tweet Definition of shake Like Definition of shake on Facebook
noun 
  1. The act of shaking something.
The cat gave the mouse a .
  1. A milkshake.
  2. Ground-up marijuana.
verb (shakes, shaking, shook, shaken)
  1. (transitive) (ergative) To cause (something) to move rapidly from side to side.
The earthquake shook the building.
  1. (transitive) To disturb emotionally; to shock.
Her father's death shook her terribly.
  1. (transitive) To lose, evade, or get rid of (something)
I can't the feeling that I forgot something.
  1. (intransitive) To move from side to side.
She shook with grief.
  1. (intransitive) To shake hands.
OK, let's on it.
     
snail Tweet Definition of snail Like Definition of snail on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any of very many animals, of the class Gastropodia, having a coiled shell.
  2. Any of the several species of terrestrial pulmonate gastropods used as human food.
     
solar Tweet Definition of solar Like Definition of solar on Facebook
noun 
  1. (obsolete) A loft or upper chamber forming the private accommodation of the head of the household in a medieval hall; a garret room.
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; as, the solar system; solar light; solar rays; solar influence.
  2. (context, astrology, obsolete) Born under the predominant influence of the sun.
  3. Measured by the progress or revolution of the sun in the ecliptic; as, the solar year.
  4. Produced by the action of the sun, or peculiarly affected by its influence.
     
stopwatch Tweet Definition of stopwatch Like Definition of stopwatch on Facebook
noun 
  1. A timepiece designed to measure the amount of time elapsed from a particular time when activated and when the piece is deactivated
     
strap Tweet Definition of strap Like Definition of strap on Facebook
noun 
  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.
     
strike Tweet Definition of strike Like Definition of strike on Facebook
noun 
  1. (baseball) a status resulting from a batter swinging and missing a pitch, or having a pitch pass over home plate at a height between a batter's shoulders and knees, or hitting a ball into foul territory without being caught
  2. (bowling) the act of knocking down all ten pins in on the first roll of a frame
  3. a work stoppage
  4. a blow or application of physical force against something
  5. (finance) In an option contract, the price at which the holder buys or sells if they choose to exercise the option.
  6. An old English measure of corn equal to the bushel.
Quotations
  • 1882: The sum is also used for the quarter, and the for the bushel. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 207.
    1. (cricket) the status of being the batsman that the bowler is bowling at
verb (strikes, striking, struck, struck or stricken)
  1. To delete or cross out; to scratch or eliminate.
Please the last sentence.
  1. To hit.
Strike the door sharply with your foot and see if it comes loose.
  1. To stop working to achieve better working conditions.
The workers struck for a week before the new contract went through.
  1. (obsolete) To surrender (strike one's colors)
  2. To impress, seem or appear.
Golf has always struck me as a waste of time.
  1. To manufacture, as by stamping.
''We will a medal in your honour
  1. (nautical) To haul down, or lower a mast, a flag or cargo etc
  2. (nautical) To capitulate: to signal a surrender by hauling down the colours.
     
striker Tweet Definition of striker Like Definition of striker on Facebook
noun 
  1. An individual who is on strike
  2. Someone or something that hits someone or something else
  3. (soccer) Players on a team in football (soccer) in the row nearest to the opposing team's goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals.
  1. (baseball) (slang) an 1800s baseball term meaning the batter
  2. (cricket) The batsman who is currently facing the bowler and defending his wicket
     
stud Tweet Definition of stud Like Definition of stud on Facebook
noun 
  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.
     
style Tweet Definition of style Like Definition of style on Facebook
noun 
  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
     
sundial Tweet Definition of sundial Like Definition of sundial on Facebook
noun 
  1. A simple timekeeping device in which the shadow cast by a vertical pole or plate (the gnomon) is used to indicate the time of day.
     

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