- An alternative form of the male given name Saeed.
- the approval, by some authority, that makes something valid
- a penalty, or some coercive measure, intended to ensure compliance; especially one adopted by several nations, or by an international body
- a law, treaty, or contract, or a clause within a law, treaty, or contract, specifying the above
- (transitive) To give authorization or approval to something; to ratify.
- (transitive) To penalize a state, especially for violating international law.
- (context, countable, usually plural) Something (usually money) that is saved.
- (uncountable) The action of the verb to save.
- Present participle of to save.
- the coastal land bordering a sea or ocean, especially the land between low water and high water
- a feudal period term for title to a freehold estate with a right to immediate possession.
verb (seiz, ing)
- To grab, to capture.
- To take advantage of an opportunity.
- To have a seizure.
- To bind or lock in position immovably.
- Rust caused the engine to , never to run again.
noun (wikipedia, Search and seizure)
- The act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.
- The search warrant permitted the of evidence.
- A sudden attack or convulsion, (e.g. an epileptic seizure).
- He fell to the floor and convulsed when the epilectic occurred.
- A sudden onset of pain or emotion.
- He felt the sudden of pain as the heart attack began.
- To separate from all external influence.
- The jury was sequestered from the press by the judge's order.
- (economics) That which is produced, then traded, bought or sold, then finally consumed and consists of an action or work.
- Hair care is a industry.
- (computing) A function that is provided by one program or machine for another.
- This machine provides the name for the LAN.
- The military.
- I did three years in the before coming here.
- A set of dishes or utensils.
- She brought out the silver tea .
- The act of initially starting, or serving, the ball in play in tennis, volleyball, and other games.
- The player had four faults in the set.
- A religious rite or ritual.
- The funeral was touching.
- The serving, or delivery, of a summons or writ.
- The happened yesterday.
- (public service) that which is provided by the Government or its agents
- The Job Centre provides a to the unemployed.
verb (servic, ing)
- (religion) Doing something for someone else without thought of reward or payment.
- to serve
- They the customer base.
- to perform maintenance
- He is going to the car.
- The state of being a slave; slavery.
- A period devoted to a particular activity; a training session.
- A meeting of a council, court, or legislative body to conduct its buisness.
- (computing) Used in reference to web applications, a session is the sequence of interactions between the server and a user. A users session can store persistent data between different web pages. For instance, a person might login to a site on one page, then go on using other pages on the site. The login step begins a session where the server tracks information about that specific user. Sessions typically expire after a set time of non-interaction and are removed from the server's memory.
- (cricket) A period of play in which the players only leave the field at a change of innings; the three sessions are between start of play, lunch, tea and close of play
- To cut free.
- Of persons or objects, more than two, but not very many.
- One chair was in the hallway, and were scattered around the waiting room.
- Each particular taken singly; an item; a detail; an individual.
- (archaic) An enclosed or separate place; enclosure.
- By itself; severally.
- the act of severing or the state of being severed
- a separation
- a severance payment
- the land on or near a waterline such as a sea or lake
- the land
verb (shor, ing)
- The seamen were serving on instead of in ships.
- a prop or strut supporting the weight or flooring above it
- The shores stayed upright during the earthquake.
- To provide support in some way
- My family shored me up after I failed the GED.
- The workers were shoring up the dock after it fell into the water.
- a short news story printed alongside a larger one
- (computing) information placed at the side of a webpage
- (US) a short conference, between a judge and the attorneys of a case, held outside the jury's hearing; the place where this happens
- a false, malicious statement (spoken or published), especially one which is injurious to a person's reputation; the making of such a statement
- to utter a slanderous statement
verb (sol, ing)
- The bottom or plantar surface of the foot.
- The bottom of a shoe or boot.
- A flatfish of the family Soleidae.
- (transitive) to put a sole on (a shoe or boot)
- unmarried (especially of a woman); widowed.
- An arrangement whereby only one parent has physical and legal custody of a child while the other parent has visitation rights.
- The quality of being deeply serious and sober or solemn.
- An instance or example of solemn behavior.
- A type of business enterprise or proprietorship which is owned by one person who is fully liable for the company's debts and fulfillment of contracts with his/her personal wealth unless incorporated.
- 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.
- 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.
- In parts of the U.S., the chief legal officer of a city or town.
- (context, North America) A person soliciting sales, especially door to door.
- A sensation perceived by the ear caused by the vibration of air or some other medium. (He turned when he heard the of footsteps behind him.)
- Nobody made a .
- A vibration capable of causing this.
- (intransitive) To produce a sound.
adjective (sounder, soundest)
- When the horn sounds, be careful.
- (rfex) (transitive) To state or utter, especially with deliberation; to repeat.
- (transitive) To cause to produce a sound.
- He sounds the instrument.
- (intransitive) To arise or to be recognizable as arising within a particular area of law.
- "There can be no doubt that claims brought pursuant to Â§ 1983 in tort."
- -City of Monterey v. Del Monte Dunes at Monterey, Ltd., 526 U.S. 687, 709 (1999).
- healthy, Healthy.
- He was safe and .
- complete, Complete, solid, or secure.
- Fred assured me the floorboards were .
- (context, British, slang) Good or a good thing.
- "How are you?" - "I'm ."
- That's a track you're playing.
- An unmarried woman, especially one past the normal marrying age
- One who spins a political media story so as to give something a favorable or advantageous appearance
- (obsolete) Someone whose occupation was spinning thread
- The act of plundering or spoiling; robbery; deprivation; despoliation.
- Robbery or plunder in times of war; especially, the authorized act or practice of plundering neutrals at sea.
- The intentional destruction of or tampering with (a document) in such way as to impair evidentiary effect.
- A building occupied without permission, as practiced by a squatter.
- A position assumed by bending deeply at the knees while resting on one's feet.
- (weightlifting): A specific exercise in weightlifting performed by bending deeply at the knees and then rising.
- Something of no value; nothing.
verb (squat, t, ed)
- He didn't do to help.
- To bend deeply at the knees while resting on one's feet.
- To occupy without permission.
- One who occupies a building or land without title or permission.
- (context, Shakespearian) A woman who is "no longer fresh" or who has lost her virginity.
- Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act IV, Scene i, lines 59-60:
- : I stand dishonor'd, that have gone about
- : To link my dear friend to a common
- Having lost its freshness from age. Stale food, for instance, is food which is still edible but has lost its deliciousness.
- The steak is as as the beer.
- If you don't enter a room for some days, the air will become .
- No longer new; no longer interesting; established; old; as, stale news, a stale joke, etc.
- A device to hold something upright or aloft.
verb (stands, standing, stood, stood or archaic standen)
- He set the music upon the and began to play.
- The platform on which a witness testifies in court; the witness stand or witness box.
- She took the and quietly answered questions.
- A resolute, unwavering position; firm opinion; action for a purpose in the face of opposition.
- They took a firm against copyright infringement.
- A particular grove or other group of trees.
- This of pines is older than the one next to it.
- (forestry) A contiguous group of trees sufficiently uniform in age-class distribution, composition, and structure, and growing on a site of sufficiently uniform quality, to be a distinguishable unit.
- A small building, booth, or stage, as in a bandstand or hamburger stand.
- A designated spot where someone or something may stand or wait: taxi stand.
- (cricket) A partnership.
- (intransitive) To be upright, support oneself on the feet in an erect position.
- Here I stand, wondering what to do next.
- (intransitive) To rise to one's feet; to stand up.
- Stand up, walk to the refrigerator, and get your own snack.
- (intransitive) To remain motionless.
- Do not leave your car standing in the road.
- (context, cricket, intransitive) To act as an umpire.
- (intransitive) To undergo; withstand; hold up.
- The works of Shakespeare have stood the test of time.
- (transitive) To tolerate.
- I can't stand when people don't read the instructions.
- I can't her.
- (intransitive) To place in an upright or standing position.
- He stood the broom in a corner and took a break.
- (context, UK, intransitive) To seek election
- He is standing for election to the local council
- A person"s position or standing relative to that of others.
- Superstition is highly correlated with economic .
- (rfd-redundant) prestige, Prestige or high standing.
- 1957, Gladys Sellew and Paul Hanly Furfey, Sociology and Its Use in Nursing Service, Saunders, page 81
- : The king has in his kingdom, and the pauper has within his immediate group of peers.
- A situation or state of affairs.
- What's the of the investigation?
- (rfd-redundant) (legal) The legal condition of a person or thing.
- Written law, as laid down by the legislature.
- (legalese) (Common law) Legislated rule of society which has the force of law.
- (context, legal) An act of sexual intercourse by an adult with a minor who is below the age of consent.
- A postponement, especially of an execution or other punishment.
- The governor granted a of execution.
- 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.
- A piece of stiff material, such as plastic or whalebone, used to stiffen a piece of clothing.
- Where are the stays for my collar?
- A period of time spent in a place.
- I hope you enjoyed your in Hawaii.
- (intransitive) To remain in a particular place.
- We stayed in Hawaii for a week.
- I can only for an hour.
- (intransitive) To continue to have a particular quality.
- Wear gloves so your hands warm.
- (transitive) To postpone.
- The governor stayed the execution until the appeal could be heard.
- A person whom one does not know; a person who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance.
- An outsider or foreigner
- 1961, Robert Heinlein: "Stranger in a Strange Land"
- A newcomer.
- (comparative of, strange)
- Truth is stranger than fiction (italbrac, English proverb)
verb (stultif, i, ed)
- To prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence.
- To cause to appear foolish.
- To deprive of strength or efficacy; make useless or worthless.
- To contract out portions of a larger contracted project.
- the act of submitting
- the thing which has been submitted
- To induce someone to commit an unlawful or malicious act, or to commit perjury
- (grammar) A word that names or refers to a person, place, thing, or idea. noun, Nouns, pronouns, adjectives, present participles, determiners, and numerals may all function as substantives in English and many other languages.
- Of the essence or essential element of a thing; as, "substantive information".
- Having substance and prompting thought.
- Applying to essential legal principles and rules of right; as, "substantive law".
- (given name, female), pet form of Susan and of its variants; popular as a middle name.
- 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.
- (italbrac-colon, obsolete) The act of following or pursuing; pursuit, chase.
- (obsolete) The act of suing; the pursuit of a particular object or goal.
- Thenceforth the of earthly conquest shone. "Spenser.
- Pursuit of a love-interest; wooing, courtship.
- Rebate your loves, each rival suspend, Till this funereal web my labors end. "Pope.
- (archaic) A company of attendants or followers; a retinue.
- (archaic) A group of similar or related objects or items considered as a whole; a suite (of rooms etc.)
- The full set of sails required for a ship.
- 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.
- (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.
- A full set of armour.
- (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.
- (obsolete) Regular order; succession.
- Every five and thirty years the same kind and of weather comes again. "Bacon.
- To fit; to adapt; to make proper or suitable; as, to suit the action to the word. "Shak.
- 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.
- To dress; to clothe.
- So went he suited to his watery tomb. "Shak.
followed by with or to.
- To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to suit one"s taste.
- (intransitive): To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; " usually
- The place itself was suiting to his care. "Dryden.
- Give me not an office That suits with me so ill. "Addison.
- A party to a suit or litigation.
- One who sues, petitions, solicits, or entreats; a petitioner.
- One who sues for the hand of a woman in marriage; a wooer; one who courts a mistress.
- To play the suitor; to woo; to make love.
- A summarization.
- (math): An adding up of a series of items.
verb (summons, es)
- A call to do something, especially to come.
- A notice summoning someone to appear in court, as a defendant, juror or witness.
- (transitive) To serve someone with a summons.
- 2007: It proposes that those held in the prototype Selfridges cells be kept for a maximum of four hours to have their identity confirmed and be charged, summonsed or given a fine. " The Guardian, 15 Mar 2007, p. 1
- Something that supplements or adds to.
- A requisition or article of legislation that provides additional funding for a program.
- Acting to supplement.
- Lacking a regular schedule (as in a supplemental airline).
- the state of being sure
- 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
- An act of surrendering, submission into the possession of another; abandonment, resignation.
- (transitive) To give up into the power, control, or possession of another; specifically (Military) to yield (land, a town, etc.) to an enemy.
- (italbrac, intransitive or reflexive) To give oneself up into the power of another, especially as a prisoner; to submit or give in to.
- A substitute (usually of a person, position or role).
- A person or animal that acts as a substitute for the social or pastoral role of another, such as a surrogate mother.
- (context, chiefly, UK) A deputy for a bishop in granting licences for marriage.
- In some US states, including New York, a judge who has power over the settlement of wills, estates and other legal affairs.
- (normally a modifier of the noun) Of, concerning, relating to or acting as a substitute.
- the right of a joint owner of something to its ownership following the death of other joint owners
- the state of being a survivor
verb (swears, swearing, swore, sworn)
- A swearword.
- (intransitive) (transitive) To take an oath.
- (intransitive) To use offensive language.