- A gall, a sore developed by a horse from an ill-fitting or ill-adjusted saddle.
- Pertaining to a horse with saddle sores, or to a rider who has been riding too long.
verb (salivat, ing)
- (intransitive) To produce saliva.
- (intransitive) To show eager anticipation at the expectation of something.
- He's been salivating over the latest model sports car for awhile now.
- The process of producing saliva, drooling.
- (medicine) Any of several diseases caused by infection with Salmonella bacteria
- (medicine) inflammation of the Fallopian tube or the Eustachean tube as a result of infection
- (medicine) a thin mixture of pus and blood serum discharged from a wound; ichor
- of, relating to, or discharging sanies; ichorous
- causing or resulting from putrefaction
noun (plural: sarcomas or sarcomata)
- (pathology) A type of malignant tumor of the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue.
- of or born under Saturn's influence
- cold and slow to change and reaction (refers to mood)
- gloomy, depressed, dull
- An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed during healing.
- (colloquial or obsolete) The scabies.
- The mange, especially when it appears on sheep.
verb (scabs, scabbing, scabbed, scabbed)
- 1882: Scab was the terror of the sheep farmer, and the peril of his calling. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 306.
- Several different diseases of potato, potatoes producing pits and other damage on their surface, caused by Streptomyces -bacteria.
- Short form for common scab, a relatively harmless variety of caused by Streptomyces scabies.
- (founding) A slight irregular protuberance which defaces the surface of a casting, caused by the breaking away of a part of the mold.
- A mean, dirty, paltry fellow.
- (slang) A worker who works for less than the rate fixed by the trade union.
- (slang) A strikebreaker.
- (botany) Any one of various more or less destructive fungus disease, diseases attacking cultivated plants, and forming dark-colored crustlike spots.
- (intransitive) To get covered by a scab.
- (intransitive) To act as strikebreaker.
- (transitive) (Australian slang) To beg (for), cadge, bum
- I scabbed some money off a friend.
- Affected with scabs; full of scabs.
- Diseased with the scab, or mange; mangy.
- To burn with hot liquid.
- (cooking) To heat almost to boiling.
- Scald the milk, stop when little bubbles form.
verb (scarr, ing)
- A permanent mark on the skin sometimes caused by the healing of a wound.
- To mark the skin permanently
- the disease scarlet fever
- (pathology) A streptococcal infection, mainly occuring among children, and characterized by a red skin rash, sore throat and fever.
- (medicine) Any of various diseases of humans caused by parasitic blood flukes of the genus Schistosoma
- (context, pathology, neurology) neuralgia, Neuralgia of the sciatic nerve characterised by pain radiating down through the buttocks and the back of the thigh.
noun (plural: scleroses)
- (pathology) The abnormal hardening of body tissues, such as an artery.
noun (plural: scolioses)
- (pathology) A congenital condition where there is abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
- (countable) A disruption, mark or shallow cut on a surface made by scratching.
verb (scratch, es)
- I can"t believe there is a in the paint already.
- Her skin was covered with tiny scratches.
- (slang) money
- I need a little .
- To rub a surface with a sharp object, especially by a living creature to remove itching with nails, claws, etc.
- Could you please my back?
- To rub the skin with rough material causing a sensation of irritation.
- I don't like that new scarf because it scratches my neck.
- To mark a surface with a sharp object, thereby leaving; a (noun).
- A real diamond can easily a pane of glass.
- To remove, ignore or delete.
- Scratch what I said earlier; I was wrong.
- for or consisting of preliminary or tentative, incomplete, etc. work
- This is paper, so go ahead and scribble whatever you want on it.
- (computer) from scratchpad), describes a data structure or recording medium attached to a machine for testing or temporary-use purposes; one that can be scribbled on without loss. Usually in the combining forms scratch memory, scratch register, scratch disk, scratch tape, scratch volume, scratch space. See also scratch monkey.
- A form tuberculosis, most common in children, spread by unpasteurized milk from affected cattle. it is manifested by chronic enlargement and cheesy degeneration of the lymph glands, particularly those of the neck, and marked by the tendency to the development of chronic and intractable inflammations of the skin. Treatment is with antibiotics and surgery.
- 1970: R.H.C. Davis A History of Medieval Europe Longman: SBN 582482089. P298. "(In 1100) It (The Church) relied on the king (of France) for protection and in return gave him authority. It even ..gave support for the claim that by his royal touch, he could miraculously cure the . (A similar claim was made for the kings of England, and was exercised till the reign of Queen Anne; one of the last people to be cured in that way being Dr. Johnson.)
- of, related to, or suffering from scrofula
- morally degenerate; corrupt (e.g. a scrofulous politician)
adjective (scurvier, scurviest)
- (disease) A disease caused by insufficient intake of vitamin C leading to the formation of livid spots on the skin, spongy gums, loosening of the teeth and bleeding into the skin and from almost all mucous membranes.
- contemptible, Contemptible, despicable, low, disgustingly mean.
- A scar produced by searing
- Part of a gun that retards the hammer until the trigger is pulled.
- To char, scorch, or burn the surface of something with a hot instrument
- Suffering from sickness, nausea or dizziness due to the motion of a ship at sea.
- a feeling of nausea, dizziness etc caused by the motion of a ship; a form of motion sickness
- (medicine)A skin disorder causing scaly, flaky, itchy, red skin.
- a burn, more severe than a first-degree burn, that blisters the skin
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.
- The losing of intelligence due to old age
noun (plural sepses)
- (pathology) septicemia, Septicemia
- In Great Britain and Australia, an American.
- (pathology) A disease caused by the presence of pathogenic organisms, especially bacterium, bacteria, or their toxins, in the bloodstream, characterised by chills and fever.
noun (sequel, ae)
- a disease or condition which is caused by an earlier disease or problem
- 1970: Complications: haematoma formation is a dangerous of this operation, and careful drainage with polythene tubing was carried out. " JG Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition
- 1973: "Ay, ay," said Stephen testily, "it is showy enough to look at, no doubt, but these are only the superficial sequelae. There is no essential lesion." " Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise
- 2003: Self-dosing brought emotional and physical sequelae of its own. " Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 407)
noun (Abbreviated STD)
|sexually transmitted disease||
- (disease) Any of various diseases that are usually contracted through sexual contact.
- 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.
- (transitive) to violently break something into pieces
- (transitive) to destroy or disable something
- (intransitive) to smash, or break into pieces
- (pathology) (informal) herpes zoster, Herpes zostor.
- (plural of, shingle)
- (medicine) A painful inflammation of the muscles in the shins; especially frequent in runners, or a general term for a painful condition in the shins.
- Sudden, heavy impact.
- Something so surprising that it is stunning.
- More fully electric shock, a sudden burst of electric energy, hitting an animate animal such as a human.
- (pathology) A life-threatening medical emergency characterized by the inability of the circulatory system to supply enough oxygen to meet tissue requirements.
- A tuft or bunch of something (ie - hair, grass)
- Caused to be emotionally shocked.
- Give an electric shock.
noun (abbreviated as SBS)
|sick building syndrome||
- the adverse environmental conditions in a building that pose a health risk to its occupants
- the symptoms experienced by people who work there
adjective (sicklier, sickliest)
- frequently ill; often in poor health; given to becoming ill; as, a sickly child.
- Having the appearance of sickness or ill health; appearing ill, infirm or unhealthy; pale; as a sickly plant.
- weak; faint; suggesting unhappiness; as, a sickly smile.
- The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; disease or malady.
- I do lament the of the king. -w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare
- Trust not too much your now resistless charms; Those, age or soon or late disarms. -Pope.
- Nausea; qualmishness; as, sickness of stomach.
- Without sight; blind.
- A disease of the lungs caused by the inhalation of crystalline silica dust.
- (anatomy) A pouch or cavity in any organ or tissue, especially the paranasal sinus.
- (pathology) An abnormal cavity or passage such as a fistula, caused by the destruction of tissue.
- (pathology) inflammation of the paranasal sinuses
|skin and bones||
- (idiom) Said of one who is emaciated; very skinny, as from lack of nutrition.
- Look at that starving dog; he's nothing more than .
noun (slash, es)
- The symbol, /
- A swift and sharp cut with a sword
- (slang) A pee, a trip to the toilet to urinate
verb (slash, es)
- Excuse me, I need to take a slash
- A work of fiction (frequently fanfiction) based on celebrities or fictional characters involved in a romantic and/or sexual manner. The characters are most commonly of the same gender. The name comes from the use of the slash symbol (/) to separate the names or initials of the characters or persons involved.
- Jim/Bob or J/B
- (vulgar, slang) The female genitalia
- To cut across something with a knife, sword etc.
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- (pathology) Brief interruptions of breathing during sleep.
- (pathology) An endemic infectious disease of humans and animals in tropical Africa, caused by a parasitic trypanosome, transmitted by the tsetse fly and characterized by fever, severe headache, joint pains and lymph node swelling in the early stages, followed by a neurological phase of extreme weakness, sleepiness, and deep coma leading to death.
- (pathology) A condition where a vertebral disk protrudes into the spinal canal, exerting pressure on spinal nerves and causing backache or sciatica.
- A town in west London, close to Heathrow Airport
- (pathology) An acute, highly infectious often fatal disease caused by a virus of the family Poxviridae. It was completly eradicated a few decades ago. Those who survived were left with pockmarks.
- Solder Mask Defined. (electronics)
- Surface Mounted Device. (electronics)
- Surface Molecular Dopant. (electronics)
- The act, or the sound of sniffling; the condition of having a runny or wet nose, as from a cold or allergies.
- I sometimes have a during allergy season.
- the act of snivelling
- nasal mucus; snot
- to breath heavily through the nose; to sniffle
- to whine or complain, whilst crying
- An act of snuffling; sniffing loudly
- A person with an antisocial personality disorder
- A psychopath
- an unnaturally deep sleep
- An injured, infected, inflamed or diseased patch of skin.
adjective (sor, er, est)
- They put ointment and a bandage on the .
- Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive.
- Her feet were from walking so far.
- Feeling animosity towards; annoyed or angered.
- Joe was at Bob for beating him at checkers.
- dire, Dire; distressing.
- The school was in sore' need of textbooks, theirs having been ruined in the flood.
- (archaic) sorely, Sorely.
- motion sickness caused by the weightlessness of space flight
- A sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle, a group of muscles, or a hollow organ.
- A violent, excruciating seizure of pain.
- A sudden and temporary burst of energy, activity, or emotion.
- of, or relating to a spasm; convulsive
- intermittent or fitful
- A person affected by spastic paralysis or spastic cerebral palsy.
- (context, slang, pejorative) A clumsy person; see spaz, spazz.
- (context, slang, pejorative) One who is hyperactive.
- (pathology) Of, related to, or affected by spasm.
- (pathology) Of or related to spastic paralysis.
- (context, slang, pejorative) clumsy, Clumsy.
- (context, slang, pejorative) hyperactive, Hyperactive, excited, and random manner.
- (slang) vomit or sick
- (slang) ejaculate
- to eject forcibly and in a stream
- (slang) to vomit
- Subject to the have-a-verb construction.
- (slang) to ejaculate
- (pathology) A birth defect resulting in a cleft in the spinal column through which the spinal membranes and spinal cord may protrude. It is characterised by hydrocephalus and other neurological disorders.
- Having no spine
- A long, sharp fragment of material; often wood.
- A group that formed by splitting off from a larger membership.
- (medicine) a degenerative disease in which the vertebral joints of the spine become stiff and then fused
- A stain or disfigure, disfiguring mark.
verb (spot, t, ing)
- I have tried everything, and I can"t get this out.
- A pimple or pustule.
- That morning, I saw that a had come up on my chin.
- A round or irregular patch on the surface of a thing having a different color, texture etc. and generally round in shape.
- The leopard is noted for the spots of color in its fur.
- A small amount or quantity.
- Would you like to come round on Sunday for a of lunch?
- A particular location or area.
- I like to eat lunch in a pleasant outside.
- A bright lamp; a spotlight.
- A brief advertisement or program segment on television.
- Did you see the on the news about the shoelace factory?
- (transitive) To see, find; to pick out, notice, locate or identify.
- Try to the differences between these two entries.
- (finance) To loan a small amount of money to someone.
- I"ll you ten dollars for lunch.
- To stain; to leave a spot.
- Hard water will if it is left on a surface.
- (rfv-sense) To remove, or attempt to remove, a stain.
- I spotted the carpet where the child dropped spaghetti.
- (context, gymnastics, dance, weightlifting) To support or assist a maneuver, or to be prepared to assist if safety dictates.
- I can"t do a back handspring unless somebody spots me.
- (dance) To keep the head and eyes pointing in a single direction while turning.
- Most figure skaters do not their turns like dancers do.
- The act or result of spraining; lameness caused by spraining; as, a bad sprain of the wrist.
- To weaken, as a joint, ligament, or muscle, by sudden and excessive exertion, as by wrenching; to overstrain, or stretch injuriously, but without luxation; as, to sprain one's ankle.
- (medicine) A tropical disease causing a sore throat and tongue, and disturbed digestion; psilosis.
- A rigid implement, often roughly y-shaped, that is fixed to one's heel for purpose of prodding a horse. Often worn by, and emblematic of, the cowboy or the knight.
- (slang) Fan or member of Tottenham Hotspur F.C
verb (spur, r, ed)
- 1598: Lives he, good uncle? Thrice within this hour I saw him down; thrice up again, and fighting; From helmet to the spur all blood he was. — William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act IV, Scene VI, line 4.
- 1786: Two sorts of spurs seem to have been in use about the time of the Conquest, one called a pryck, having only a single point like the gaffle of a fighting cock; the other consisting of a number of points of considerable length, radiating from and revolving on a center, thence named the rouelle or wheel spur. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 22.
- See also
- pryck, prick
- External links
- Wikipedia article on w:spur, spur.
- Anything that inspires or motivates, as a spur does to a horse.
- 1601: But, worthy Hector, She is a theme of honour and renown, A spur to valiant and magnanimous deeds... — William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Act II, Scene II, line 198.
- An appendage or spike pointing rearward, near the foot, for instance that of a rooster.
- Any protruding part connected at one end, for instance a highway that extends from another highway into a city.
- Roots. (As in genealogical?). Spurs are symbolic of knighthood, so perhaps spurs in this context is an allusion to the hereditary aspect of knighthood. Any insights would be appreciated.
- 1609: I do note That grief and patience, rooted in them both, Mingle their spurs together. — William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, Act IV, Scene II, line 57.
- To prod (esp. a horse) in the side or flank, with the intent to urge motion or haste, to gig.
- 1592: Draw, archers, draw your arrows to the head! Spur your proud horses hard, and ride in blood; Amaze the welkin with your broken staves! — William Shakespeare, Richard III, Act V, Scene III, line 339.
- To urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous pursuit of an object; to incite; to stimulate; to instigate; to impel; to drive.
- 1599: My desire (More sharp than filed steel) did spur me forth... — William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act III, Scene IV, line 4.
- To put spurs on; as, a spurred boot.
- An instrument out of which a liquid is ejected in a small stream with force.
- A small, quick stream; a jet.
- (context, UK, AU, US, slang) A small child; derived from the fact that young children tend to urinate unexpectedly.
- Hey ! Where you been?
- To be throw out, thrown out, or ejected, in a rapid stream, from a narrow orifice; said of liquids.
- To cause to be ejected, in a rapid stream, from a narrow orifice; said of liquids.
- (figurative) To throw out or utter words rapidly; to prate.
- An act of stabbing or thrust, thrusting with an object.
- A wound made by stabbing.
- Pain inflicted on a person's feelings.
- (informal) An attempt.
verb (stab, b, ed)
- I'll give this thankless task a .
- (transitive) To pierce or to wound with a pointed tool or weapon, especially a knife or dagger.
- (transitive) To aim a blow with a weapon or a finger (at someone or something).
- (intransitive) To aim a blow with a weapon or a finger.
- (intransitive) To cause a sharp, painful sensation.
- An incident in which a person is stabbed.
- A took place in the alley last night.
- The hospital receives many victims of stabbings.
- (present participle of, stab)
- (context, of pain) Sharp, intense.
- Too much running gives me a pain in the chest.
- One who is thin from lack of food.
- A slackening or arrest of the blood current, due not to a lessening of the heart's beat, but to some abnormal resistance of the capillary walls.
- Standard, usually Std.
- (context, telephony) Subscriber trunk dialing, subscriber trunk dialling; subscriber toll dialing, subscriber toll dialling
- (disease) sexually transmitted disease
- Short-Term Disability
- an excessive accumulation of fat on the buttocks
- (medicine) An abnormal narrowing or stricture in a blood vessel or other tubular organ.
verb (stings, stinging, stang or stung, stung)
- A bump left on the skin after having been stung.
- A bite by an insect.
- A sharp, localised pain primarily on the epidermis
- A police operation in which the police pretend to be criminals in order to catch a criminal.
- A short percussive phrase played by a drummer to accent the punchline in a comedy show.
- A brief sequence of music used in films & TV as a form of punctuation in a dramatic or comedic scene.
- To hurt, usually by introducing poison or a sharp point.
- Right so came out an adder of a little heathbush, and it stung a knight in the foot.
- Still, it stung when a slightly older acquaintance asked me why I couldn't do any better.
- Of an insect, to bite.
noun (-, sg=strep throat)
- (pathology) An infection of the throat with streptococci.
- (pathology) A small crack in a bone caused by repeated stress.
- (context, usually in plural) A rule restricting behaviour or action.
- For them, parity is less an ultimate goal than a transitory and permissive springboard for testing Western resolve and persuing whatever additional accretions of strategic power the strictures of SALT and American tolerance will allow.
- A sternly critical remark or review.
- (medicine) Abnormal narrowing of a canal or duct in the body.
- An act of stroking.
verb (strok, ing)
- She gave the cat a .
- A blow.
- A line drawn with a pen or pencil.
- A streak of paint made with a brush.
- The time when a clock strikes.
- on the of midnight
- A thrust of a piston.
- A particular style of swimming.
- (medicine) The loss of brain function arising when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted.
- A single movement with a tool.
- A single act of striking with a weapon.
- (golf) A single act of striking at the ball with a club.
- (tennis)The hitting of a ball with a racket, or the movement of the racket and arm that produces that impact.
- (rowing) The movement of an oar or paddle through water, either the pull which actually propels the vessel or a single entire cycle of movement including the pull.
- (rowing) The rower who is nearest the stern of the boat.
- In professional wrestling, backstage influence.
- (cricket) The action of hitting the ball with the bat; a shot.
- The symbol "/".
- (transitive) To move the hand over the surface of (something) in one direction.
- (context, transitive, cricket) To hit the ball with the bat in a flowing motion.
- The state of dismay; shock.
verb (stupef, i, ed)
- To dull the senses or capacity to think thereby reduce, reducing responsiveness; to dazzle.
- A state of reduced consciousness or sensibility
- a state in which one has difficulty in thinking or using one's senses
- Referring to the situation when an infection/illness does not cause symptoms that lead the infected person to visit a physician/clinic. Not worth the effort of a clinical visit.
- Most infections caused by the common cold are .
verb (suffocat, ing)
- (intransitive) To suffer from severely reduced oxygen intake to the body.
- (intransitive) To die due to insufficient oxygen supply to the body.
- (context, intransitive, figurative) To be overwhelmed by a person or issue, surrounded as though being deprived of oxygen.
- (transitive) To cause someone to suffer severly reduced oxygen supply to his body.
- (transitive) To kill a person or creature by deprive, depriving it of sufficient oxygen intake.
- (context, transitive, figurative) To make weary with excessive and prolonged contact, as though depriving of oxygen.
- A burn caused by the sun's harmful rays.
- (intransitive) To receive a sunburn.
- (pathology) heatstroke, Heatstroke caused by an excessive exposure to the sun's rays.
- An infection which follows or occurs during another infection or disease process.
verb (suppurates, suppurating, suppurated)
- To form or discharge pus.
verb (swells, swelling, swelled, swollen or swelled)
- A long series of ocean waves, generally produced by wind, and lasting after the wind has ceased.
- (music) A gradual crescendo followed by diminuendo.
- (music) A device for controlling the volume of a pipe organ.
- (music) A division in a pipe organ, usually the largest enclosed division.
adjective (i, nonstandard)
- (intransitive) To become bigger, especially due to being engorged.
- (informal) excellent, Excellent.
- the state of being swollen
- anything swollen, especially any abnormally swollen part of the body
- (present participle of, swell)
- past participle of to swell
adjective ((compar): more symmetrical, (superl): most symmetrical)
- Exhibiting symmetry; having harmonious or proportionate arrangement of parts; having corresponding parts or relations.
- Anything that indicates, or is characteristic of, the presence of something else; especially a perceived change in some function, sensation or appearance of a patient that is indicative of a disease or disorder.
- (medicine) (of a disease) Showing symptoms.
- Relating to, based on, or constituting a symptom.
- If something is of something else, especially something bad, itÂ´s a sign of it.
- The cityÂ´s problems are symptomatic of the crisis that is spreading throughout the country.
- A loss of consciousness when someone faints, a swoon.
- 1973: the rapidly-whitening face, the miserable fixed smile, meant a within the next few bars. " Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise
- A way of making a word shorter by leaving out sounds or letters in the middle of it, for example by changing cannot to can't.
- (disease) A disease spread via sexual activity, caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum.
- (disease) Of, relating to, or infected with syphilis.
- relating to a system
- (physiology) pertaining to an entire organism