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Sabina Tweet Definition of Sabina Like Definition of Sabina on Facebook
proper noun (infl, en, proper noun)
  1. (given name, female).
     
Sal Tweet Definition of Sal Like Definition of Sal on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, SAL (disambiguation), Sal)
  1. Diminutive of the male given name Samuel
  2. Diminutive of the female given name Sally.
  3. One of the Cape Verde islands
     
Sally Tweet Definition of Sally Like Definition of Sally on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ), pet form of Sarah
  2. nickname for the Salvation Army
     
Salome Tweet Definition of Salome Like Definition of Salome on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a feminine given name
     
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.
     
Samantha Tweet Definition of Samantha Like Definition of Samantha on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A female given name of American origin; the female form of Samuel (possibly influenced by Anthea) means "listener".
     
Samson Tweet Definition of Samson Like Definition of Samson on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An Israelite judge in the Old Testament who performed feats of strength against the Philistines but was betrayed by Delilah his mistress
  2. (context, by extension) Any very strong man.
  3. An English surname.
     
Samuel Tweet Definition of Samuel Like Definition of Samuel on Facebook
proper noun (book of the Bible, Books of Samuel)
  1. (given name, male)
  2. book(s) of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  3. (biblical character) The primary author and central character of the first book of Samuel.
     
sander Tweet Definition of sander Like Definition of sander on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, sander, sander (machine))
  1. A person employed to sand wood.
  2. A machine to mechanize the process of sanding.
  3. A device which spreads sand in snowy or icy conditions to improve traction.
  4. (archaic)Previously a small device resembling a saltshaker but containing sand that was shaken over a document to remove excess ink.
     
Sandra Tweet Definition of Sandra Like Definition of Sandra on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ), diminutive of Alexandra.
     
Sara Tweet Definition of Sara Like Definition of Sara on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, )
     
Sarah Tweet Definition of Sarah Like Definition of Sarah on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical character) Wife of Patriarch Abraham. Mother of Isaac.
  2. (given name, female, from Hebrew, )
     
Saul Tweet Definition of Saul Like Definition of Saul on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical) The first king of Israel, and the original name of Apostle Paul.
  2. (given name, male, ).
     
Scott Tweet Definition of Scott Like Definition of Scott on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English ethnic surname for someone with Scottish ancestry
  2. A male given name derived from the surname
     
Sean Tweet Definition of Sean Like Definition of Sean on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, from Irish, ) A male given name.
     
Sebastian Tweet Definition of Sebastian Like Definition of Sebastian on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, , )
     
Selene Tweet Definition of Selene Like Definition of Selene on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. In Greek mythology, Goddess of the Moon.
     
Serena Tweet Definition of Serena Like Definition of Serena on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Latin, ) A female given name
     
Serge Tweet Definition of Serge Like Definition of Serge on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), the French form of Sergius.
     
Seth Tweet Definition of Seth Like Definition of Seth on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical) The third son of Adam and Eve.
  2. (given name, male).
     
Seymour Tweet Definition of Seymour Like Definition of Seymour on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
  2. A common surname.
     
Shane Tweet Definition of Shane Like Definition of Shane on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, from Irish, ).
    Come back, !
     
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.
     
Shaun Tweet Definition of Shaun Like Definition of Shaun on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, from Irish, ) ,an alternative spelling of Sean, from the Irish form of John.
     
Shawn Tweet Definition of Shawn Like Definition of Shawn on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, from Irish, ), an anglicized spelling of Seí¡n, the Irish form of John.
  2. (given name, female), tranferred use of the male name.
     
Sheila Tweet Definition of Sheila Like Definition of Sheila on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female)
     
Shelley Tweet Definition of Shelley Like Definition of Shelley on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), a Romantic poet.
  2. A habitational surname.
  3. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname, mostly before 1930.
  4. (given name, female) used since the 1930s, also explained as a variant of Shirley or Michelle.
     
shepherd Tweet Definition of shepherd Like Definition of shepherd on Facebook
noun 
  1. A person who tends sheep.
  2. (context, metaphorical) Someone who watch over, watches over, look after, looks after, or guides somebody.
    • Quotations
      The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; -- The Bible, Psalms 23:1
verb 
  1. To watch over; to guide
  2. (aussie-rules) For a player to obstruct an opponent from getting to the ball, either when a teammate has it or is going for it, or if the ball is about to bounce through the goal or out of bounds.
     
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
     
Sherry Tweet Definition of Sherry Like Definition of Sherry on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female),from the sherry wine, or a variant of Cheri.
     
Sherwood Tweet Definition of Sherwood Like Definition of Sherwood on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English habitational surname derived from Sherwood Forest
     
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.
     
Sibyl Tweet Definition of Sibyl Like Definition of Sibyl on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) used from the Middle Ages; since the nineteenth century usually spelled Sybil.
     
Sid Tweet Definition of Sid Like Definition of Sid on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A short form of the male given names Sidney,Sydney and Sidharth.
     
Sidney Tweet Definition of Sidney Like Definition of Sidney on Facebook
proper noun (plural Sidneys)
  1. A surname.
  2. (given name, male), transferred use of the surname since the eighteenth century; diminutive Sid
  3. (given name, female), twentieth century usage, more often in the form Sydney.
     
Silas Tweet Definition of Silas Like Definition of Silas on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male) of Biblical origin.
  2. The companion of Saint Paul in the New Testament.
     
Silvia Tweet Definition of Silvia Like Definition of Silvia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female). In myths, Rhea Silvia was the mother of famous twins Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. 6th-century saint Silvia was the mother of the pope Gregory the Great.
     
Simon Tweet Definition of Simon Like Definition of Simon on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical character) Several persons in the New Testament, notably the original name of Apostle Peter.
  2. (given name, male, )
     
Sinclair Tweet Definition of Sinclair Like Definition of Sinclair on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Scottish surname, that of a clan, derived from St Claire to whom their churches were dedicated
     
Smith Tweet Definition of Smith Like Definition of Smith on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname (the most common in Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand); derived from the trade name smith.
     
Sofia Tweet Definition of Sofia Like Definition of Sofia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital city of Bulgaria
     
SOL Tweet Definition of SOL Like Definition of SOL on Facebook
initialism 
  1. Statute of Limitations
  2. Speed of Light
  3. Standards of Learning
  4. (vulgar) Shit Outta Luck
  5. Sorry, Outta Luck
  6. So Outta Luck
  7. Sleep Onset Latency
     
Solomon Tweet Definition of Solomon Like Definition of Solomon on Facebook
noun 
  1. A very large champagne bottle (named after the King) with the capacity of about 20 liters, equivalent to 28 standard bottles.
proper noun 
  1. (Biblical ) A king of Israel famous for his wisdom.
  2. (given name, male)
     
Sonia Tweet Definition of Sonia Like Definition of Sonia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Greek, ), the usual U.K. spelling of Sonya.
     
Sonny Tweet Definition of Sonny Like Definition of Sonny on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a male given name, from the nickname of a child
     
Sonya Tweet Definition of Sonya Like Definition of Sonya on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) introduced into English through the novels of Tolstoy and Dostoyevski and taken into general use in early twentieth century.
     
Spalding Tweet Definition of Spalding Like Definition of Spalding on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Spalding, Lincolnshire)
  1. a market town in Lincolnshire, England
  2. an English and Scottish habitational surname
     
Spence Tweet Definition of Spence Like Definition of Spence on Facebook
proper noun SAMPA: /"spE.ns/
  1. Short form of the male given name Spencer.
     
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.
     
Stacey Tweet Definition of Stacey Like Definition of Stacey on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname derived from a medieval diminutive of Eustace.
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surname.
  3. (given name, female) popular in the 1970s, from the surname, sometimes also explained as a short form of Anastasia.
     
Stacy Tweet Definition of Stacy Like Definition of Stacy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname, variant of Stacey.
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surname.
  3. (given name, female) derived from the surname, popular in the 1970s.
     
Stan Tweet Definition of Stan Like Definition of Stan on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Short form of the male given name Stanley.
     
Stanford Tweet Definition of Stanford Like Definition of Stanford on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a family name and a male given name
  2. a private university in the Bay Area of California
    • See w:Stanford University, Wikipedia article on Stanford University
     
Stanley Tweet Definition of Stanley Like Definition of Stanley on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
Stanton Tweet Definition of Stanton Like Definition of Stanton on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Any of several placenames in England from Saxon words meaning stone and enclosure
  2. A habitational surname from either of these places
     
Stefanie Tweet Definition of Stefanie Like Definition of Stefanie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), a less common spelling of Stephanie, from the French Stéphanie, feminine form of Stephen.
     
Stella Tweet Definition of Stella Like Definition of Stella on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female)
  1. short for the beer brand w:Stella Artois, Stella Artois TM
    :I'm going to have a few Stellas tonight
     
Stephanie Tweet Definition of Stephanie Like Definition of Stephanie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Greek, ), feminine of Stephen.
     
Stephen Tweet Definition of Stephen Like Definition of Stephen on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical) The first Christian martyr.
  2. (given name, male, from Greek, ).
     
sterling Tweet Definition of sterling Like Definition of sterling on Facebook
noun 
  1. the currency of the United Kingdom; especially the pound
  2. former British gold or silver coinage of a standard fineness: for gold 0.91666 and for silver 0.925.
  3. sterling silver, or articles made from this material
adjective 
  1. of, or relating to British currency, or the former British coinage
  2. of, relating to, or made from sterling silver
  3. high quality
     
Steve Tweet Definition of Steve Like Definition of Steve on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, from Greek, ). Diminutive of Steven or Stephen.
     
Steven Tweet Definition of Steven Like Definition of Steven on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, from Ancient Greek, ), a variant spelling of Stephen.
     
Stewart Tweet Definition of Stewart Like Definition of Stewart on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Scottish surname; variants Stuart (Scots), Steward (English); patronyms Stewartson, Stewardson.
  2. (given name, male)
category:Scottish surnames      
Stratford Tweet Definition of Stratford Like Definition of Stratford on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The name of various cities, towns and boroughs in the United States of America, USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. See w:Stratford, the full list.
This year, I'll be going to Stratord on holiday. I heard it's lovely in May.
     
Stu Tweet Definition of Stu Like Definition of Stu on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name, diminutive of Stewart or Stuart
     
Stuart Tweet Definition of Stuart Like Definition of Stuart on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Scottish surname, a variant of Stewart.
  2. (given name, male, , ).
     
Sue Tweet Definition of Sue Like Definition of Sue on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), pet form of Susan and of its variants; popular as a middle name.
     
Sunday Tweet Definition of Sunday Like Definition of Sunday on Facebook
proper noun (Sundays)
  1. The seventh day of the week in Europe and in systems using the w:ISO 8601, ISO 8601 standard, or the first day of the week in the USA, the Sabbath for most Christians; it follows Saturday and precedes Monday.
adverb 
  1. on Sunday
     
Susanna Tweet Definition of Susanna Like Definition of Susanna on Facebook
proper noun (book of the Bible, Susanna (Book of Daniel))
  1. (given name, female, , )
  2. (biblical) A follower of Jesus (Luke 8:3)
  3. (biblical) A book of the Apocrypha.
     
Susie Tweet Definition of Susie Like Definition of Susie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, , ), diminutive of Susan
     
SUSY Tweet Definition of SUSY Like Definition of SUSY on Facebook
noun 
  1. (physics) supersymmetry
     
Suzanne Tweet Definition of Suzanne Like Definition of Suzanne on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female); the French equivalent of Susan, popular in English-speaking countries in the mid-twentieth century.
     
Suzie Tweet Definition of Suzie Like Definition of Suzie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, , ), diminutive of Susan
     
Sydney Tweet Definition of Sydney Like Definition of Sydney on Facebook
proper noun (plural: Sydneys)
  1. A male or female given name.
  2. A seaport and the state capital of New South Wales, Australia.
  3. A former city, now part of the amalgamated Cape Breton Regional Municipality on Cape Breton Island in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.
  4. Dharuk, an Aboriginal language of Australia.
     
Sylvia Tweet Definition of Sylvia Like Definition of Sylvia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), a popular spelling variant of Silvia.
     

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