- (typography) A typeface in which the characters do not have serifs.
- (defn, English)
- (typography) Of a typeface, without serifs.
- Someone or something that scorches.
- (football) A very good goal
- What a scorcher!
- (colloquial) A very hot day.
- Tomorrow is going to be a , so carry lots of water and don't forget the sunscreen, if you're going out.
- One who screams.
- A member of the Anhimidaea, a small family of large, bulky birds with a small downy head, long legs and large feet, occurring only in South America.
- A physical divider intended to block an area from view.
- A material woven from fine wires intended to block animals or large particles from passing while allowing gasses, liquids and finer particles to pass.
- The informational viewing area of electronic output devices; the result of the output.
- 1977, Sex Pistols, Spunk, "Problems":
- : You won't find me living for the
- The viewing area of a movie, or moving picture or slide presentation
- (basketball) An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.
- (baseball) The protective netting which protects the audience from flying objects
- Jones caught the foul up against the .
- To filter by passing through a screen.
- Mary screened the beans to remove the clumps of gravel.
- To remove information, or censor intellectual material from viewing
- The news report was screened because it accused the politician of wrongdoing.
- (context, film, television) To present publicly (on the screen).
- The news report will be screened at 11:00 tonight.
- To fit with a screen.
- We need to this porch. These bugs are driving me crazy.
- (countable) (obsolete) A writing; a written document.
- (printing) type, Type made in imitation of handwriting.
- (countable) An original instrument or document.
- written, Written characters; style of writing.
- (countable) The written document containing the dialogue and action for a drama; the text of a stage play, movie, or other performance. Especially, the final form used for the performance itself.
- (computing) An iterative procedure usually written for a specific operating system, such as a shell script or a batch file, which performs a series of commands in a particular sequence.
- A cutting; a part cut out from the rest of something.
- A part, piece, division.
- A part of a document.
- To cut, divide or separate into pieces.
- To commit, as for mental health reasons
- a short horizontal line added to the tops and bottoms of traditional typefaces, such as Times Roman
proper noun (also Seth)
- An ancient Egyptian god, variously described as the god of chaos, the god of thunder and storms, or the god of destruction.
- Simple past and past participle of shade.
- Being in the shade, not in direct light.
- (past of, shadow)
- The lower part of the leg; shin.
- meat, Meat from that part of an animal.
- A straight, narrow part of an object; shaft; stem
- A protruding part of an object, by which it is or can be attached.
- The metal part on a curb bit that falls below the mouthpiece of the bit, which length controls the severity of the leverage action of the bit, and to which the reins of the bridle are attached
- (sports) A poorly played golf shot in which the ball is struck by the part of the club head that connects to the shaft. See thin,fat,toe
- (slang) An improvised stabbing weapon
- (slang) Bad.
- (archaic) To travel on foot
- (slang) To stab
- bad, Bad.
- A thin cloth covering for a bed.
- Use the sheets in the hall closet to make the bed.
- A single rectangular piece of paper.
- Can I have a of paper?
- A flat metal pan used for baking.
- Place the rolls on the cookie , edges touching, and bake for 10-11 minutes.
- A thin, flat layer of material; as, a sheet of tinfoil.
- Can I have a of paper?
- A broad, flat expanse of material on the ground; as, a sheet of mud, a sheet of ice.
- (context, nautical) A line used to adjust the trim of a sail.
- (context, nautical, nonstandard) A sail. (un-informed usage, correctly refers to the line)
- (curling) The area of ice on which a curling game is played.
- A protective covering for the foot, with a bottom part composed of thick leather or plastic sole and often a thicker heel, and a softer upper part made of leather or synthetic material. Shoes generally do not extend above the ankle, as opposed to boot, boots, which do.
verb (shoes, shoeing, shod)
- Get your shoes on now, or you'll be late for school.
- A piece of metal designed to be attached to a horse's foot as a means of protection; a horseshoe.
- Throw the from behind the line, and try to get it to land circling (a ringer) or touching the far stake.
- Something resembling a shoe by function, like a brake shoe.
- Remember to turn the rotors when replacing the brake shoes, or they will wear out unevenly.
- To equip an object with a protection against wear.
- The billiard cue stick was shod in silver.
- To put horseshoes on a horse.
- (anatomy) The joint between the arm and the torso, sometimes including the surrounding area.
- have broad shoulders
- A part of a road where drivers may stop in an emergency; a hard shoulder (UK)
- He stopped the car on the of the highway to change the flat tire.
- (context, transitive) To push (a person or thing) using one's shoulder.
- (context, transitive) To carry (something) on one's shoulders.
- (context, figurative, transitive) To accept responsibility for.
- shoulder the blame
- a subheading placed at or in the margin of printed matter
- A person"s autograph name.
- The act of signing one's name.
- (medicine) That part of a doctor"s prescription containing directions for the patient.
- (music) Signs on the stave indicating key and tempo
- (printing) A group of four (or a multiple of four) pages printed such that, when folded, become a section of a book
- (computing) A pattern used for matching the identity of a virus, or of types of behaviour.
- (cryptography) Data attached to a message that guarantees that the message originated from its claimed source.
- distinctive, characteristic indicative of identity
verb (silhouett, ing)
- A representation of the outlines of an object filled in with a black color; a profile portrait in black, such as a shadow appears to be.
- To represent by a silhouette; to project upon a background, so as to be like a silhouette.
verb to single-space
- To type (or format) text without leaving a blank line between each line of text
- The dimensions or magnitude of a thing; how big something is.
verb (siz, ing)
- The of the building seemed to have increased since I was last there.
- A specific set of dimensions for clothing etc. seen as fitting a person or set of persons.
- I don't think we have the red one in your .
- (graph theory) A number of edges in a graph.
- (dialectal) An assize.
- (transitive) To adjust the of; to make a certain .
- (transitive) To classify or arrange by .
- (context, transitive, colloquial) To approximate the dimensions, estimate the of.
- A gelatinous glue for glazing or sizing canvas, paper, plaster or wood; often made from animal skins.
- (present participle of, size)
- A slope or incline.
- The house was built on a bit of a and was never quite level.
- A bias, tendency, or leaning; a perspective or angle.
- It was a well written article, but it had a bit of a leftist .
- (pejorative) A person of Asian descent
- To lean, tilt or incline.
- If you the track a little more, the marble will roll down it faster.
- To bias or skew.
- The group tends to its policies in favor of the big businesses it serves.
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.
verb (slip, p, ing)
- An act or instance of slipping.
- A women's undergarment worn under a skirt or dress.
- A small piece of paper.
- A berth for a boat or ship.
- A mistake or error (slip of the tongue.)
- (uncountable) In ceramics, a thin, slippery mix of clay and water.
- (cricket) Any of several fielding positions to the off side of the wicket keeper, designed to catch the ball after being deflected from the bat; a fielder in that position (See first slip, second slip, third slip, fourth slip and fifth slip.)
- The difference between the speed of a rotating magnetic field and the speed of its rotor.
- (intransitive) To lose one's traction on a slippery surface; to slide due to a lack of friction.
- (intransitive) To err.
- (transitive) To pass (a note, etc.)
- 1883, w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
- : We slipped along the hedges, noiseless and swift...
- A fitted protective or decorative cover that may be slipped off and on a piece of upholstered furniture, usually made of cloth.
- An insult or slight.
verb (slur, r, ing)
- a racial
- (music) A set of notes that are played legato, without separate articulation.
- (music) The symbol indicating a legato passage, written as an arc over the slurred notes.
- To insult or slight.
- To run together; to articulate poorly.
- He slurs his speech when he is drunk.
- (music) To play legato or without separate articulation.
- (chemistry) A fundamental state of matter that retains its size and shape without need of a container. Solids that are sufficiently heated may sublimate into a gas or melt into a liquid.
- (geometry) A three-dimensional object.
- In the state of being a solid.
- Large, massive.
- Extremely filling (a solid meal.)
- Lacking holes or hollows (solid gold, solid chocolate.)
- Strong, unyielding (solid foundations.)
- Lacking errors or inconsistencies that would render a theory or concept doubtful.
- The line between the numerator and the denominator of a fraction.
- A forward slash or virgule.
- A late Roman gold coin (after 3rd Century CE); a bezant.
- (context, chemistry, physics) a line, in a phase diagram, below which a given substance is a stable solid.
- The intervening contents of a volume.
- (uncountable) Space occupied by or intended for a person or thing.
verb (spac, ing)
- There's not enough space for this couch in this room.
- (countable) An area or volume of sufficient size to accommodate a person or thing.
- They reserved a space for him to park his car.
- Write your name in the space below.
- The area beyond the atmosphere of planets that consists of a vacuum.
- A gap between written characters; blank.
- (typography) A piece of type used to separate words.
- (geometry) A set of points, each of which is uniquely specified by a set of coordinates; the number of coordinates specifying a point and the number of mutually perpendicular axis, axes along which the coordinates lie are the same, and that is the number of dimensions of the space.
- We live in a space that has at least four dimensions: up-down, left-right, forward-backward, and future-past.
- One's personal freedom to think or be oneself.
- I just need some , man.
- The state of mind one is in when daydreaming.
- (mathematics) a generalized construct or set, the members of which have certain properties in common; often used in combination with the name of a particular mathematician
- (context, Indian philosophy) One of the five basic elements.
- (transitive) To be separated to a distance.
- :The cities are evenly spaced.
- (intransitive) To vent into vacuum.
- :The captain spaced the traitors.
- A person or thing's backbone; the series of bones collectively from one's (literal or figurative) head to tail or pelvis.
- A rigid, pointed surface protuberance or needle-like structure on an animal, shell, or plant.
- A metaphor, Metaphor for courage or assertiveness, alluding to the backbone
- The narrow, bound edge of a book.
- 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.
verb (squabbl, ing)
- a minor fight or argument as between children, for example
- to participate in a minor fight or argument
- Either of a pair of symbols, , used for various purposes, e.g. to enclose text inserted or replaced by an editor, to indicate various mathematical operations, and to indicate a link in MediaWiki? syntax.
- 1905, Royal Irish Academy, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, page 33:
- : We must, in short, employ a special bracket for operative relations ; and the is the most convenient. Hence a + bÎ² x denotes that a + bÎ² operates on x, and Ï†n denotes that Ï† operates on itself n - 1 times.
- position, Position or reputation in society or a profession: "He does not have much of a as a chemist".
- duration, Duration.
- The act of a person who stands, or a place where someone stands.
- (sports) The position of a team in a league or of a player in a list: "After their last win, their went up three places".
- room in which to park a vehicle or vehicles
- 1992, P.D. James, The Children of Men, page 28:
- "There was no garage at Lathbury Road, but we had for two cars in front of the house."
- 2000, Bob Breen, Mission Accomplished, East Timor, page 149:
- "The engineering crisis boiled down to roads, hard , and waste."
- the right to bring a legal action
- (present participle of, stand); in the process of coming to an upright position
- erect, Erect, not cut down.
- Performed from an erect position.
- remaining, Remaining in force or status.
- stagnant, Stagnant; not moving or flowing.
verb (star, r, ed)
- A luminous celestial body, made up of plasma (particularly hydrogen and helium), forming a sphere. Thousands of stars are visible in the night sky. Depending on context the sun may or may not be included.
- (figurative) A person or thing held as a positive example. A star athlete.
- (rfd-redundant) A celebrity or noteworthy performer.
- To appear as a featured performer or headliner, especially in an entertainment program; see (3) above.
- State University, as the shortened form of any public university name.
noun (plural stencils)
- Utensil that contains a perforated sheet through which ink can be forced to create a printed pattern onto a surface.
- To print with a stencil.
- A production of stenography; anything written in shorthand.
- To write or report in stenographic characters.
- A solar observation mission, consisting of two identical spacecraft, that will provide stereoscopic imaging of the Sun
verb (stereotyp, ing)
- A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.
- A person who is regarded as embodying or conforming to a set image or type.
- (printing) A metal printing plate cast from a matrix moulded from a raised printing surface.
- (transitive): To make a stereotype of someone or something, or characterize someone by a stereotype.
- (transitive): To print from a stereotype.
- (past of, stereotype)
- of or pertaining to stereotypy
- printed from stereotype plates
- unoriginal; stereotypic
noun (stereotypies, -)
- (countable),(medicine) excessive repetition, especially of meaningless gestures
- (uncountable) The process of making stereotype plates and printing from them
proper noun Stick®
- Chapman Stick® or The Stick®, electric musical instrument devise, devised by Emmett Chapman.
- A store of goods ready for sale; inventory.
- We have a stock of televisions on hand.
- A supply of anything ready for use.
- Lay in a stock of wood for the winter season.
- Any of the several species of cruciferous flowers in the genus Matthiola.
- Farm animals (short form of livestock)
- (also rolling stock) Railroad cars.
- (finance) The capital raised by a company through the issue of shares. The total of shares held by an individual shareholder.
- The part of a rifle or shotgun that rests against the shooter's shoulder.
- (nautical) A bar going through an anchor, perpendicular to the flukes.
- The axle into which the rudder is attached (rudder stock); it transfers the movement of the helm to the rudder.
- (uncountable) Broth made from meat or vegetables, used as a basis for stew or soup.
- The type of paper used in printing.
- The books were printed on a heavier this year.
- A wide necktie popular in the eighteenth century, often seen today as a part of formal wear for horse riding competitions.
- To have on hand for sale.
- The store stocks all kinds of dried vegetables.
- Normally available for purchase.
- stock items
- stock sizes
- Straightforward, plain, very basic
- That band is quite stock
- He gave me a stock answer
noun (countable and uncountable; plural stones except as shown below)
- (uncountable) A hard earthen substance that can form large rocks and boulders.
- A small piece of stone.
- A gemstone, a jewel, especially a diamond.
- (plural: ) A unit of mass equal to 14 pounds. Used to measure the weights of people, animals, cheese, wool, etc.
- 1882: Generally, however, the or petra, almost always of 14 lbs., is used, the tod of 28 lbs., and the sack of thirteen tods. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England Volume 4, p. 209.
- (botany) The central part of some fruits, particularly drupes; consisting of the seed and a hard endocarp layer.
- a peach
- (medicine) A hard, stone-like deposit.
- A piece made of any hard material, used in various board games such as backgammon, and go.
- (colour) A dull light grey or beige, like that of some stones.
- <table><tr><td>stone colour: </td><td bgcolor="
verb (ston, ing)
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- (curling) A 42-pound, precisely shaped piece of granite with a handle attached, which are bowled down the ice.
- (transitive) To pelt with stones, especially to kill by pelting with stones.
- (transitive) To remove a stone from (fruit etc.).
- (intransitive) To form a stone during growth, with reference to fruit etc.
- (context, transitive, slang) To intoxicate, especially with narcotics. (Usually in passive)
- Constructed of stone.
- Having the appearance of stone.
- (colour) Of a dull light grey or beige, like that of some stones.
- Complete, absolute, of the highest degree.
- As a stone (used with following adjective).
- My father is deaf. This soup is cold.
- (slang) absolutely, Absolutely, completely (used with following adjective).
- I went crazy after she left.
- A printers term for <strike>strikover</strike> or <strike>strikeout</strike> text, i.e., fonts with a strikeover over each letter.
- The resultant text using strikovers.
- To use or to encode for a strikeover font.
- a long, thin piece of a bigger item
verb (strip, p, ing)
- You use strips of paper in papier mache.
- a series of drawings, a comic
- a landing strip
- a street with multiple shopping or entertainment possibilities
- (fencing) The fencing area, roughly 14 meters by 2 meters.
- (UK football) the uniform of a football team, or the same worn by supporters.
- (transitive) To remove or take away.
- Norm will the old varnish before painting the chair.
- (transitive) To take off clothing.
- (intransitive) To do a striptease.
- (transitive) To completely take away, to plunder.
- The robbers stripped Norm of everything he owned.
- (transitive) To remove the threads from a screw or the teeth from a gear.
- (transitive) To remove color from hair, cloth, etc. to prepare it to receive new color.
- (transitive) (in Bridge) To remove all cards of a particular suit from another player. (See also, strip-squeeze.)
- one who removes their clothing, especially as a form of paid entertainment
- a chemical or tool used to remove paint, sheathing, etc. from something
- The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object.
- What is all that on your bedroom floor?
- (italbrac-colon, cadigan) Substitution for material of unknown type or name.
- Can I have some of that on my ice-cream sundae?
- Substitution for trivial details (youth slang)
- I had to do some .
- To fill something up in a compressed manner.
- She stuffed the turkey for Thanksgiving using her secret stuffing recipe of diced bread, onions, and celery .
- To be sated.
- I"m stuffed after having eaten all that turkey, mashed potatoes and delicious stuffing.
- (italbrac-colon, British, Australian) To be broken.
- It"s stuffed.
- (italbrac-colon, vulgar, British, Australian) Insult.
- Get stuffed you arsehole!
- To be cut off in a race by having one's projected and committed racing line (trajectory) disturbed by an abrupt maneuver by a competitor.
- I got stuffed by that guy on the supermoto going into that turn, almost causing us to crash.
- (context, informal, Northeastern US) superintendent, Superintendent of a building.
- (informal) Short form of superannuation, the Australian retirement benefits or pension scheme.
- Jane looked forward to collecting a large payout when she retired.
- better than average, better than usual; wonderful.
- (informal) superb
- A person of higher rank or quality.
- The senior person in a monastic community.
- higher in rank or quality.
- Rebbecca had always thought shorts were far to pants, as they didn't constantly make her legs itch.
- located above
- (Print) a type of lettering form that appears as a number, figure, or symbol above the normal line of type, located at the right or left of another symbol or text.
verb (supplements, supplementing, supplemented)
- Something added, especially to make up for a deficiency.
- An extension to a document or publication that adds information, corrects errors or brings up to date.
- An additional section of a newspaper devoted to a specific subject.
- (geometry) An angle that, when added to a given angle, makes 180Â°; a supplementary angle.
- (bodybuilding): A vitamin, herbal extract, or chemical compound included with a diet to enhance muscular development.
- To provide or make a supplement to something.
- The water that washes up on shore after an incoming wave has broken
- (typography) a long, protruding ornamental line or pen stroke found in some typefaces and styles of calligraphy (plural: swashes).