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salute Tweet Definition of salute Like Definition of salute on Facebook
  1. A formal gesture done in honor of someone or something, usually with the hand or hands in one of various particular positions.
The soldiers greeted the dignitaries with a crisp .
  1. Any action done for the purpose of honor or tribute .
The orchestra performed the concert as a to Gershwin.
verb (salutes, saluting, saluted)
  1. To make a gesture in honor of someone or something.
They saluted the flag as it passed in the parade.
  1. To act in thanks, honor, or tribute; to thank or extend gratitude.
I would like to the many dedicated volunteers that make this project possible.
sceat Tweet Definition of sceat Like Definition of sceat on Facebook
  1. (context, numismatics) A small Anglo-Saxon coin, especially one made of silver.
schilling Tweet Definition of schilling Like Definition of schilling on Facebook
  1. The old currency of Autria, divided into 100 groschen
scrip Tweet Definition of scrip Like Definition of scrip on Facebook
  1. a small medieval bag used to carry food, money, utensils etc.
sen Tweet Definition of sen Like Definition of sen on Facebook
  1. A Japanese coin, worth about one half of a cent.
sene Tweet Definition of sene Like Definition of sene on Facebook
  1. A unit of currency equivalent to a hundredth of a Samoan tala
seniti Tweet Definition of seniti Like Definition of seniti on Facebook
  1. A unit of currency equivalent to a hundredth of a Tongan pa'anga
sent Tweet Definition of sent Like Definition of sent on Facebook
noun (senti)
  1. A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of an Estonian kroon
  1. past tense of to send
sente Tweet Definition of sente Like Definition of sente on Facebook
noun (lisente)
  1. A subdivision of currency, equal to a 1/100th of a Lesotho loti.
sequin Tweet Definition of sequin Like Definition of sequin on Facebook
  1. (historical) Any of various small gold coins minted in Italy and Turkey.
    • 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Georges, and Louises, doubloons and double guineas and moidores and sequins, the pictures of all the kings of Europe for the last hundred years, strange Oriental pices stamped with what looked like wisps of string or its of spider's web, round pieces and square pieces, and pieces bored through the middle, as if to ware them round your neck - nearly every variety of money in the world must, I think, have found a place in that collection...
      1. A sparkling spangle used for the decoration of ornate clothing.
serrate Tweet Definition of serrate Like Definition of serrate on Facebook
  1. Having tooth-like projections on one side, as in a saw.
Many click beetles have antennae.
  1. (botany) (qualifier, leaves) Having tooth-like projections pointed away from the petiole.
sesterce Tweet Definition of sesterce Like Definition of sesterce on Facebook
  1. an ancient Roman coin made of bronze or silver, equalling a quarter of a denarius
  • 1985: For him I must convert one of my sheep or goats to sesterces and slaughter another for his entertainment. " Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked
Sextans Tweet Definition of Sextans Like Definition of Sextans on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (constellation) A dim spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a sextant. It lies south of the constellation of Leo.
shekel Tweet Definition of shekel Like Definition of shekel on Facebook
noun (pl=shekels or shekalim)
  1. A currency unit of both ancient and modern Israel.
  2. (context, informal) money.
  3. An ancient unit of weight equivalent to one-fiftieth of a mina.
sheqel Tweet Definition of sheqel Like Definition of sheqel on Facebook
noun (shekels, pl2=shekalim)
  1. A currency unit of both ancient and modern Israel.
  2. (context, informal) money.
shilling Tweet Definition of shilling Like Definition of shilling on Facebook
  1. A coin formerly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Australia, New Zealand and many other Commonwealth countries.
Worth twelve old pence or one twentieth of a pound sterling.
  1. The currency of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.
  • present continuous or participle form of shill.
  1. (defn, English)
silver Tweet Definition of silver Like Definition of silver on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) A lustrous, white, metallic element, atomic number 47, atomic weight 107.87, symbol Ag.
  2. (collectively) Coins made from silver or any similar white metal.
  3. (collectively) Cutlery, whether silver or made from some other white metal (U.S.: silverware).
  4. (collectively) Any items made from silver or any other white metal.
  5. (countable) A shiny gray/grey color/colour.
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  1. Made from silver.
  2. Made from another white metal.
  3. Having a color/colour like silver: a shiny gray/grey.
sixpence Tweet Definition of sixpence Like Definition of sixpence on Facebook
  1. (obsolete),(British) a coin worth six old pennies; a tanner
    Have you gor two sixpences for a shilling?
  2. (obsolete),(British) the value of six old pennies
    Finest Apple's each.
slug Tweet Definition of slug Like Definition of slug on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Slug (disambiguation), slug)
  1. Any of many terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks, having no (or only rudimentary) shell
  2. (physics, rarely used) the Imperial (English) unit of mass that accelerates by 1 foot per second squared (1 ft/s²) when a force of one pound-force (lbf) is exerted on it.
  3. A discrete quantity of one fluid that flows though the line surrounded by another.
  4. A bullet.
  5. A counterfeit coin, especially one used to steal from vending machines.
  6. A shot of a drink, usually alcoholic.
  7. A title, name or header
  8. (slang) A lazy person, a sluggard.
  9. (context, television editing) A black screen
  10. (context, typesetting) A piece of typemetal imprinted by a Linotype machine; also a black mark placed in the margin to indicate an error
verb (slug, g, ed)
  1. To drink quickly; to gulp.
  2. To down a shot.
  3. (transitive) To hit very hard.
He insulted my mother, so I slugged him.
The batter slugged the ball out of the park.
soldo Tweet Definition of soldo Like Definition of soldo on Facebook
noun (soldi)
  1. (historical) An Italian coin, formerly one-twelfth of a lira.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 647:
    • :That's twelve soldi. I'd be lucky to get as much as a franc for one painting.
solidus Tweet Definition of solidus Like Definition of solidus on Facebook
noun (solidi)
  1. The line between the numerator and the denominator of a fraction.
  2. A forward slash or virgule.
  3. A late Roman gold coin (after 3rd Century CE); a bezant.
  4. (context, chemistry, physics) a line, in a phase diagram, below which a given substance is a stable solid.
sou Tweet Definition of sou Like Definition of sou on Facebook
  1. An old French copper coin.
sovereign Tweet Definition of sovereign Like Definition of sovereign on Facebook
  1. A monarch; the ruler of a country.
  2. One who is not a subject to a ruler or nation.
  3. A gold coin minted by the United Kingdom.
  4. A very large champagne bottle with the capacity of about 25 liters, equivalent to 33� standard bottles.
  1. Exercising power of rule.
  1. Exceptional in quality.
species Tweet Definition of species Like Definition of species on Facebook
noun (species)
  1. A group of plants or animals having similar appearance.
This of rock is unique to the area.
  1. (context, biology, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below genus and above subspecies; a taxon at that rank
    • Darwin, On the Origin of Species:
    • : Hence, in determining whether a form should be ranked as a or a variety, the opinion of naturalists having sound judgment and wide experience seems the only guide to follow.
      1. (chemistry) A specific known or unknown element, molecule, radical or ion; used commonly when the entity's status as an element, molecule etc. is unknown.
stater Tweet Definition of stater Like Definition of stater on Facebook
  1. A gold, silver or electrum coin of ancient Greece.
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
sterling Tweet Definition of sterling Like Definition of sterling on Facebook
  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
  1. of, or relating to British currency, or the former British coinage
  2. of, relating to, or made from sterling silver
  3. high quality
stiver Tweet Definition of stiver Like Definition of stiver on Facebook
  1. (historical) A small Dutch coin worth one twentieth of a guilder.
  2. Anything of small value.
  • 1761: "Tis not worth a single , said the bandy-leg'd drummer " Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, vol. 4 (Penguin 2003, p. 223)
stotinka Tweet Definition of stotinka Like Definition of stotinka on Facebook
noun (stotink, i)
  1. a unit of currency in Bulgaria, equal to one-hundredth of a lev
strike Tweet Definition of strike Like Definition of strike on Facebook
  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.
  • 1882: The sum is also used for the quarter, and the for the bushel. &mdash; 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.
stuiver Tweet Definition of stuiver Like Definition of stuiver on Facebook
  1. stiver
Sucre Tweet Definition of Sucre Like Definition of Sucre on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The constitutional capital of Bolivia.
syli Tweet Definition of syli Like Definition of syli on Facebook
  1. The currency, monetary unit of Guinea between 1971 and 1985, subdivided into 100 cauris.

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