- The nineteenth letter of the Appendix:Roman script, English alphabet, preceded by R and followed by T.
- Securities and Exchange Commission
- On a clock or watch, the hand or pointer that shows the number of seconds that have passed.
- (nonstandard) (alternative form of, secondhand)
- The act of shaking something.
verb (shakes, shaking, shook, shaken)
- The cat gave the mouse a .
- A milkshake.
- Ground-up marijuana.
- (transitive) (ergative) To cause (something) to move rapidly from side to side.
- The earthquake shook the building.
- (transitive) To disturb emotionally; to shock.
- Her father's death shook her terribly.
- (transitive) To lose, evade, or get rid of (something)
- I can't the feeling that I forgot something.
- (intransitive) To move from side to side.
- She shook with grief.
- (intransitive) To shake hands.
- OK, let's on it.
- Any of very many animals, of the class Gastropodia, having a coiled shell.
- Any of the several species of terrestrial pulmonate gastropods used as human food.
- (obsolete) A loft or upper chamber forming the private accommodation of the head of the household in a medieval hall; a garret room.
- Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; as, the solar system; solar light; solar rays; solar influence.
- (context, astrology, obsolete) Born under the predominant influence of the sun.
- Measured by the progress or revolution of the sun in the ecliptic; as, the solar year.
- Produced by the action of the sun, or peculiarly affected by its influence.
- A timepiece designed to measure the amount of time elapsed from a particular time when activated and when the piece is deactivated
- A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like.
verb (straps, strapping, strapped, strapped)
- 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.
- Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use.
- A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop.
- 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.
- (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.
- A shoulder strap, see under shoulder.
- (slang) A gun, normally a personal firearm such as a pistol or machine pistol.
- (transitive) To beat or chastise with a strap.
- (transitive) To fasten or bind with a strap.
- (transitive) To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor.
- (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
- (bowling) the act of knocking down all ten pins in on the first roll of a frame
- a work stoppage
- a blow or application of physical force against something
- (finance) In an option contract, the price at which the holder buys or sells if they choose to exercise the option.
- An old English measure of corn equal to the bushel.
verb (strikes, striking, struck, struck or stricken)
- 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.
- (cricket) the status of being the batsman that the bowler is bowling at
- To delete or cross out; to scratch or eliminate.
- Please the last sentence.
- To hit.
- Strike the door sharply with your foot and see if it comes loose.
- To stop working to achieve better working conditions.
- The workers struck for a week before the new contract went through.
- (obsolete) To surrender (strike one's colors)
- To impress, seem or appear.
- Golf has always struck me as a waste of time.
- To manufacture, as by stamping.
- ''We will a medal in your honour
- (nautical) To haul down, or lower a mast, a flag or cargo etc
- (nautical) To capitulate: to signal a surrender by hauling down the colours.
- An individual who is on strike
- Someone or something that hits someone or something else
- (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.
- (baseball) (slang) an 1800s baseball term meaning the batter
- (cricket) The batsman who is currently facing the bowler and defending his wicket
- A male animal, especially a stud horse (stallion), kept for breeding.
- herd or group of such male animals, kept primarily for breeding
- place (e.g. ranch) which keeps such animal(s)
- (colloquial) A sexually attractive man; also a lover in great demand.
verb (styl, ing)
- A manner of doing things, especially in a fashionable one.
- (botany) the stalk that connects the stigma(s) to the ovary in a pistil of a flower.
- To create or give a style, fashion or image
- To call or give a name or title
- 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.