- (botany) A cultivated thistle-like plant, Carthamus tinctorius, family Asteraceae, now grown mainly for its oil.
proper noun (wikipedia, SAL (disambiguation), Sal)
- Diminutive of the male given name Samuel
- Diminutive of the female given name Sally.
- One of the Cape Verde islands
- A short-acting bronchodilator used for the relief of bronchospasm in conditions such as asthma and COPD.
- A common substance recognised chemically as sodium chloride (NaCl?), used extensively as a condiment and preservative.
- (chemistry) One of the compounds formed from the reaction of an acid with a base, where a positive ion replaces a hydrogen of the acid.
- A kind of marsh at the shore of a sea (short for salt marsh, apparently not in a wide-spread use).
- (slang) A sailor (also old salt).
- (cryptography) Additional bytes inserted into a plaintext message before encryption, in order to increase randomness and render brute force, brute-force decryption more difficult.
- (transitive) To add salt to.
- (mining) To blast gold into (as a portion of a mine) in order to cause to appear to be a productive seam.
- (cryptography) To add filler bytes before encrypting, in order to make brute-force decryption more resource-intensive.
- To include colorful language in.
- To insert or inject something into an object to give it properties it would not naturally have.
- salty, Salty.
- saline, Saline.
- An ointment, cream or balm with soothing, healing or calming effects
- Anything or action that soothes or heals
- A pad of cotton or other absorbent material worn by women to absorb the menstrual flow.
- (pharmaceutical drug) A tropane alkaloid obtained from plants of the nightshade family, used as a sedative, to treat nausea and to dilate the pupils for ophthalmic examination.
- An agent or drug that sedates.
- calming, Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilize, tranquilizing
verb (shoots, shooting, shot, shot, or rarely shotten)
- The bud of a plant.
- A photography session.
- (professional wrestling slang) In professional wrestling, an event that is unscripted or legitimate.
- To fire one or more shots.
- The man, in a desperate bid for freedom, grabbed his gun and started shooting anyone he could.
- To hit with a shot.
- He was shot by a police officer.
- To move very quickly and suddenly.
- After an initial lag, the experimental group's scores shot past the control group's scores in the fourth week.
- To photograph.
- To blame a messenger for the contents of the message.
- Please don't the messenger.
- (professional wrestling) In professional wrestling, to deviate from kayfabe, either intentionally or accidentally; to actually connect with unchoreographed fighting blows and maneuvers, or speak one's mind (instead of an agreed-to script).
- (surveying) To measure the distance and direction to (a point).
- (sports) To make the stated score.
- In my round of golf yesterday I shot a 76.
- The result of launching a projectile or bullet.
- The was wide of the mark.
- (sports) The act of launching a ball or similar object toward a goal.
- They took the lead on a last-minute .
- The heavy iron ball used for the shot put.
- (uncountable) Small metal balls used as ammunition.
- (military) A solid metal armor-piercing projectile having no bursting charge, that was in use mainly during World War II.
- A chance, or an attempt.
- I'd like just one more at winning this game.
- (finance) A payment (of a bill), a scot or shout.
- A measure of alcohol, usually spirits, as taken either from a shot-glass or directly from the bottle. About 44 millilitres; 1.5 ounces. "pony shot"= 30 millilitres; 1 fluid ounce
- (rfv-sense) (context, prison) A spoon of coffee.
- (context, Filmology) The basic unit of film language.
- (past of, shoot)
- (colloquial) Worn out.
- The real axle will have to be replaced. It's .
- (Of material, especially silk) Woven from warp and weft strands of different colours, resulting in an iridescent appearance.
- tired, weary
- I have to go to bed now, I'm .
adjective (simpler, simplest)
- (context, jargon, medicine) A preparation made from one plant, as opposed to something made from more than one plant.
- having few parts or features; having no special features
- (colloquial) feeble-minded.
- A simultaneous exhibition: one player, typically very strong, plays several games at the same time against different opponents, typically weaker.
- 1969, Anthony Glyn, The Dragon Variation, p96
- :We're not just starting with Round 1. We're kicking off with a . Four simuls to be exact.
- 1985, Daryl Lane, William Vernon, & David Carson, The Sound of Wonder, p80
- :He could have organized a with a rat without blinking an eye.
- 2003, J.C. Hallman, The Chess Artist, p275
- :I saw Glenn wrapping up his speech, and told Baynes to come back that evening for the .
- at the same time, simultaneously
verb (sits, sitting, sat, sat or rarely sitten)
- (context, rare, Buddhism) an event (usually one full day or more) where the primary goal is to in meditation.
- (context, intransitive, of a person) To be in a position in which the upper body is upright and the legs (especially the upper legs) are supported by some object.
- After a long day of walking, it was good just to and relax.
- (context, intransitive, of a person) To move oneself into such a position.
- I asked him to sit.
- (context, intransitive, of an object) To occupy a given position permanently.
- The temple has sat atop that hill for centuries.
- To be a member of a deliberative body.
- I currently on a standards committee.
- (context, intransitive, of an agreement or arrangement) To be accepted.
- How will this new contract with the workers?
- I don"t think it will well.
- A bird seen primarily in the winter time.
- A person, usually one who is retired, who travels from a cold climate to a warmer one in the winter.
noun (wikipedia, Solution, Solution (chemistry))
- An act, plan or other means, used or proposed, to solve a problem.
- (Business) The act or process of explaining or proposing an approach to solving a problem.
- (Chemistry) A homogeneous mixture, which may be liquid, gas or solid, formed by dissolving one or more substances.
- (Math) The answer to a problem.
- Satisfaction of a claim or debt.
- Inducing or causing sleep
- causing or inducing sleep
- drowsy, Drowsy or sleepy.
- Causing sleepiness; soporific.
- Something induce, inducing sleep, especially a drug.
- The doctor prescribed a to help him sleep.
- Tending to induce sleep.
- The professor delivered a lecture.
noun (plural sperms or )
- (cytology) The reproductive cell or gamete of the male, the spermatozoon.
- The semen
- (Holy) : in Christian theology, the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, the three aspects of God
- The name given to a Mars exploration rover launched June 10, 2003. See w:MER-A, wikipedia entry
- social security
- spousal support
- steam ship
- Of or related to the stomach.
- Beneficial to the stomach or to digestion.
- (chemistry) A very toxic, colourless crystalline alkaloid, derived from nux vomica, used as a pesticide
- A substance used for styptic results.
- 1876: Henry Beasley, The Book of Prescriptions
- :The powdered gum with resin is used as a ; and the mucilage has been recommended as an application to burns.
- 1889: John Barclay Biddle, Materia Medica and Therapeutics: For Physicians and Students
- :Externally, it is applied as a , and in solution, of various strengths, as an astringent.
- 1990: A. L. Tommie Bass et al., Herbal Medicine Past and Present
- :Knowledge of puffball's use as a and for hemorrhoids reached Bass through the popular tradition.
- Bringing about contraction of tissues, especially to stop bleeding
- 1973: Nicholas Monsarrat, The Kapillan of Malta
- The growth on top was a scrubby plant, unknown anywhere else on Malta, which was believed to have qualities " it could staunch bleeding when packed on top of a wound
- A short medicated stick, typically containing alum, used to stop bleeding from small wounds (as in shaving).
- I said, never clip a dog"s nails without a handy.
- Of or containing sulfanilamide.
- antibiotic, Antibiotic drugs related to sulphonamide in chemical structure, tending to be bacteriostatic rather than bacteriocidal.
- (chemistry) Any amide of a sulfonic acid RS(=O)2NR'2.
- (pharmaceutical drug) Any of a group of antibiotics; a sulfa drug.
noun (abbreviated as SPF)
|sun protection factor||
- an indication of how long a sunscreen remains effective when applied to the skin
- Example: If someone normally burns in 10 minutes with no sunscreen, then a sunscreen with factor 20 will provide protection for up to 20x10 = 200 minutes
- That which is written or engraved on the surface, outside, or above something else; specifically, an address on a letter, envelope, or the like.
- An editorial addition at the beginning, often indicating the authorship of a piece; compare colophon.
- 1911 By a pure error, or perhaps through a confusion in the traditions, Achish the Philistine (of Gath, 1 Sam. xxi., xxvii.), to whom David fled, is called Abimelech in the to Psalm 34. " s:1911 Encyclopí¦dia Britannica/Abimelech, Encyclopí¦dia Britannica.
- The act of superscribe, superscribing.
noun (suppositor, ies)
- (context, medicine) A medicine in the form of a small plug that is inserted into a bodily cavity, especially the rectum or vagina, where it melts at body temperature.
- The theological doctrine that one's salvation is brought about by a combination of human will and divine grace
- Any thick liquid that is added to or poured over food as a flavouring and has a high sugar content. Also any viscous liquid.
- maple syrup
- (Cockney rhyming slang; shortened from syrup of figs) A wig.