Adjectives Starting with S

Sabbatarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sabbath, or the tenets of Sabbatarians.

Sabbathless (a.) Without Sabbath, or intermission of labor; hence, without respite or rest.

Sabbatic (a.) Alt. of Sabbatical

Sabbatical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sabbath; resembling the Sabbath; enjoying or bringing an intermission of labor.

Sabellian (a.) Pertaining to the doctrines or tenets of Sabellius. See Sabellian, n.

Sabelloid (a.) Like, or related to, the genus Sabella.

Sabian (a.) Of or pertaining to Saba in Arabia, celebrated for producing aromatic plants.

Sabian (a.) Relating to the religion of Saba, or to the worship of the heavenly bodies.

Sabine (a.) Of or pertaining to the ancient Sabines, a people of Italy.

Sable (a.) Of the color of the sable's fur; dark; black; -- used chiefly in poetry.

Sabulose (a.) Growing in sandy places.

Sabulous (a.) Sandy; gritty.

Saccate (a.) Having the form of a sack or pouch; furnished with a sack or pouch, as a petal.

Saccate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Saccata, a suborder of ctenophores having two pouches into which the long tentacles can be retracted.

Saccharic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, saccharine substances; specifically, designating an acid obtained, as a white amorphous gummy mass, by the oxidation of mannite, glucose, sucrose, etc.

Sacchariferous (a.) Producing sugar; as, sacchariferous canes.

Saccharimetrical (a.) Of or pertaining to saccharimetry; obtained by saccharimetry.

Saccharine (a.) Of or pertaining to sugar; having the qualities of sugar; producing sugar; sweet; as, a saccharine taste; saccharine matter.

Saccharinic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, saccharin; specifically, designating a complex acid not known in the free state but well known in its salts, which are obtained by boiling dextrose and levulose (invert sugar) with milk of lime.

Saccharoid (a.) Alt. of Saccharoidal

Saccharoidal (a.) Resembling sugar, as in taste, appearance, consistency, or composition; as, saccharoidal limestone.

Saccharonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, saccharone; specifically, designating an unstable acid which is obtained from saccharone (a) by hydration, and forms a well-known series of salts.

Saccharous (a.) Saccharine.

Saccholactic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid now called mucic acid; saccholic.

Saccholic (a.) Saccholactic.

Sacchulmic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained as a dark amorphous substance by the long-continued boiling of sucrose with very dilute sulphuric acid. It resembles humic acid.

Sacciferous (a.) Bearing a sac.

Sacciform (a.) Having the general form of a sac.

Saccular (a.) Like a sac; sacciform.

Sacculated (a.) Furnished with little sacs.

Sacculo-cochlear (a.) Pertaining to the sacculus and cochlea of the ear.

Sacculo-utricular (a.) Pertaining to the sacculus and utriculus of the ear.

Sacerdotal (a.) Of or pertaining to priests, or to the order of priests; relating to the priesthood; priesty; as, sacerdotal dignity; sacerdotal functions.

Sackclothed (a.) Clothed in sackcloth.

Sackful (a.) Bent on plunder.

Sackless (a.) Quiet; peaceable; harmless; innocent.

Sack-winged (a.) Having a peculiar pouch developed near the front edge of the wing; -- said of certain bats of the genus Saccopteryx.

Sacral (a.) Of or pertaining to the sacrum; in the region of the sacrum.

Sacramental (a.) Of or pertaining to a sacrament or the sacraments; of the nature of a sacrament; sacredly or solemnly binding; as, sacramental rites or elements.

Sacramental (a.) Bound by a sacrament.

Sacramentarian (a.) Of or pertaining a sacrament, or to the sacramentals; sacramental.

Sacramentarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sacramentarians.

Sacramentary (a.) Of or pertaining to a sacrament or the sacraments; sacramental.

Sacramentary (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sacramentarians.

Sacred (a.) Set apart by solemn religious ceremony; especially, in a good sense, made holy; set apart to religious use; consecrated; not profane or common; as, a sacred place; a sacred day; sacred service.

Sacred (a.) Relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular; religious; as, sacred history.

Sacred (a.) Designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable.

Sacred (a.) Hence, not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.

Sacred (a.) Consecrated; dedicated; devoted; -- with to.

Sacred (a.) Solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance, curse, or the like; accursed; baleful.

Sacrific (a.) Alt. of Sacrifical

Sacrifical (a.) Employed in sacrifice.

Sacrificable (a.) Capable of being offered in sacrifice.

Sacrificial (a.) Of or pertaining to sacrifice or sacrifices; consisting in sacrifice; performing sacrifice.

Sacrilegious (a.) Violating sacred things; polluted with sacrilege; involving sacrilege; profane; impious.

Sacrosanct (a.) Sacred; inviolable.

Sacrosciatic (a.) Of or pertaining to both the sacrum and the hip; as, the sacrosciatic foramina formed by the sacrosciatic ligaments which connect the sacrum and the hip bone.

Sacrovertebral (a.) Of or pertaining to the sacrum and that part of the vertebral column immediately anterior to it; as, the sacrovertebral angle.

Saddleback (a.) Same as Saddle-backed.

Saddle-backed (a.) Having the out

Saddle-backed (a.) Having a low back and high neck, as a horse.

Saddled (a.) Having a broad patch of color across the back, like a saddle; saddle-backed.

Saddle-shaped (a.) Shaped like a saddle.

Saddle-shaped (a.) Bent down at the sides so as to give the upper part a rounded form.

Saddle-shaped (a.) Bent on each side of a mountain or ridge, without being broken at top; -- said of strata.

Sadducaic (a.) Pertaining to, or like, the Sadducees; as, Sadducaic reasonings.

Saffron (a.) Having the color of the stigmas of saffron flowers; deep orange-yellow; as, a saffron face; a saffron streamer.

Saffrony (a.) Having a color somewhat like saffron; yellowish.

Sagacious (a.) Of quick sense perceptions; keen-scented; skilled in following a trail.

Sagacious (a.) Hence, of quick intellectual perceptions; of keen penetration and judgment; discerning and judicious; knowing; far-sighted; shrewd; sage; wise; as, a sagacious man; a sagacious remark.

Sagenitic (a.) Resembling sagenite; -- applied to quartz when containing acicular crystals of other minerals, most commonly rutile, also tourma

Sagittal (a.) Of or pertaining to an arrow; resembling an arrow; furnished with an arrowlike appendage.

Sagittal (a.) Of or pertaining to the sagittal suture; in the region of the sagittal suture; rabdoidal; as, the sagittal furrow, or groove, on the inner surface of the roof of the skull.

Sagittal (a.) In the mesial plane; mesial; as, a sagittal section of an animal.

Sagittary (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, an arrow.

Sagittate (a.) Shaped like an arrowhead; triangular, with the two basal angles prolonged downward.

Sagittated (a.) Sagittal; sagittate.

Sagy (a.) Full of sage; seasoned with sage.

Sahidic (a.) Same as Thebaic.

Said (a.) Before-mentioned; already spoken of or specified; aforesaid; -- used chiefly in legal style.

Sailable (a.) Capable of being sailed over; navigable; as, a sailable river.

Sailless (a.) Destitute of sails.

Saily (a.) Like a sail.

Sainted (a.) Consecrated; sacred; holy; pious.

Sainted (a.) Entered into heaven; -- a euphemism for dead.

Saintish (a.) Somewhat saintlike; -- used ironically.

Saintlike (a.) Resembling a saint; suiting a saint; becoming a saint; saintly.

Salable (a.) Capable of being sold; fit to be sold; finding a ready market.

Salamandrine (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a salamander; enduring fire.

Salamandroid (a.) Like or pertaining to the salamanders.

Salaried (a.) Receiving a salary; paid by a salary; having a salary attached; as, a salaried officer; a salaried office.

Salary (a.) Sa

Salebrous (a.) Rough; rugged.

Salian (a.) Denoting a tribe of Franks who established themselves early in the fourth century on the river Sala [now Yssel]; Salic.

Saliant (a.) Same as Salient.

Saliaunce (a.) Salience; onslaught.

Salic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Salian Franks, or to the Salic law so called.

Salicaceous (a.) Belonging or relating to the willow.

Salicylic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, an acid formerly obtained by fusing salicin with potassium hydroxide, and now made in large quantities from phenol (carbolic acid) by the action of carbon dioxide on heated sodium phenolate. It is a white crystal

Salicylous (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a substance formerly called salicylous acid, and now salicylal.

Salient (a.) A salient angle or part; a projection.

Saliferous (a.) Producing, or impregnated with, salt.

Salifiable (a.) Capable of neutralizing an acid to form a salt; -- said of bases; thus, ammonia is salifiable.

Salina (a.) A salt marsh, or salt pond, inclosed from the sea.

Salina (a.) Salt works.




Saliniferous (a.) Same as Saliferous.

Saliniform (a.) Having the form or the qualities of a salt, especially of common salt.

Salinous (a.) Sa

Salique (a.) Salic.

Salival (a.) Salivary.

Salivant (a.) Producing salivation.

Salivary (a.) Of or pertaining to saliva; producing or carrying saliva; as, the salivary ferment; the salivary glands; the salivary ducts, etc.

Salivous (a.) Pertaining to saliva; of the nature of saliva.

Sallowish (a.) Somewhat sallow.

Salmon (a.) Of a reddish yellow or orange color, like that of the flesh of the salmon.

Salmonoid (a.) Like, or pertaining to, the Salmonidae, a family of fishes including the trout and salmon.

Salsamentarious (a.) Salt; salted; sa

Salso-acid (a.) Having a taste compounded of saltness and acidity; both salt and acid.

salsuginous (a.) Growing in brackish places or in salt marshes.

Saltatorial (a.) Relating to leaping; saltatory; as, saltatorial exercises.

Saltatorial (a.) Same as Saltatorious.

Saltatorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the Saltatoria.

Saltatorious (a.) Capable of leaping; formed for leaping; saltatory; as, a saltatorious insect or leg.

Saltatory (a.) Leaping or dancing; having the power of, or used in, leaping or dancing.

Salt-green (a.) Sea-green in color.

Saltigrade (a.) Having feet or legs formed for leaping.

Saltish (a.) Somewhat salt.

Saltless (a.) Destitute of salt; insipid.

Saltpetrous (a.) Pertaining to saltpeter, or partaking of its qualities; impregnated with saltpeter.

Salty (a.) Somewhat salt; saltish.

Salubrious (a.) Favorable to health; healthful; promoting health; as, salubrious air, water, or climate.

Salutary (a.) Wholesome; healthful; promoting health; as, salutary exercise.

Salutary (a.) Promotive of, or contributing to, some beneficial purpose; beneficial; advantageous; as, a salutary design.

Salutatory (a.) Containing or expressing salutations; speaking a welcome; greeting; -- applied especially to the oration which introduces the exercises of the Commencements, or similar public exhibitions, in American colleges.

Salutiferous (a.) Bringing health; healthy; salutary; beneficial; as, salutiferous air.

Salvable (a.) Capable of being saved; admitting of salvation.

Salver-shaped (a.) Tubular, with a spreading border. See Hypocraterimorphous.

Salvific (a.) Tending to save or secure safety.

Sam (a.) Together.

Samaritan (a.) Of or pertaining to Samaria, in Palestine.

Samaroid (a.) Resembling a samara, or winged seed vessel.

Samarskite (a.) A rare mineral having a velvet-black color and submetallic luster. It is a niobate of uranium, iron, and the yttrium and cerium metals.

Samian (a.) Of or pertaining to the island of Samos.

Samite (a.) A species of silk stuff, or taffeta, generally interwoven with gold.

Samoan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Samoan Islands (formerly called Navigators' Islands) in the South Pacific Ocean, or their inhabitants.

Sanable (a.) Capable of being healed or cured; susceptible of remedy.

Sanative (a.) Having the power to cure or heal; healing; tending to heal; sanatory.

Sanatory (a.) Conducive to health; tending to cure; healing; curative; sanative.

Sanctified (a.) Made holy; also, made to have the air of sanctity; sanctimonious.

Sanctiloquent (a.) Discoursing on heavenly or holy things, or in a holy manner.

Sanctimonial (a.) Sanctimonious.

Sanctimonious (a.) Possessing sanctimony; holy; sacred; saintly.

Sanctimonious (a.) Making a show of sanctity; affecting saint

Sanctionary (a.) Of, pertaining to, or giving, sanction.

Sandaled (a.) Wearing sandals.

Sandaled (a.) Made like a sandal.

Sandaliform (a.) Shaped like a sandal or slipper.

Sand-blind (a.) Having defective sight; dim-sighted; purblind.

Sanded (a.) Covered or sprinkled with sand; sandy; barren.

Sanded (a.) Marked with small spots; variegated with spots; speckled; of a sandy color, as a hound.

Sanded (a.) Short-sighted.

Sandish (a.) Approaching the nature of sand; loose; not compact.

Sane (a.) Being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally; -- said of the mind.

Sane (a.) Mentally sound; possessing a rational mind; having the mental faculties in such condition as to be able to anticipate and judge of the effect of one's actions in an ordinary maner; -- said of persons.

Sanguiferous (a.) Conveying blood; as, sanguiferous vessels, i. e., the arteries, veins, capillaries.

Sanguifluous (a.) Flowing or running with blood.

Sanguigenous (a.) Producing blood; as, sanguigenous food.

Sanguinary (a.) Attended with much bloodshed; bloody; murderous; as, a sanguinary war, contest, or battle.

Sanguinary (a.) Bloodthirsty; cruel; eager to shed blood.

Sanguinary (a.) The yarrow.

Sanguinary (a.) The Sanguinaria.

Sanguine (a.) Having the color of blood; red.

Sanguine (a.) Characterized by abundance and active circulation of blood; as, a sanguine bodily temperament.

Sanguine (a.) Warm; ardent; as, a sanguine temper.

Sanguine (a.) Anticipating the best; not desponding; confident; full of hope; as, sanguine of success.

Sanguineless (a.) Destitute of blood; pale.

Sanguineous (a.) Abounding with blood; sanguine.

Sanguineous (a.) Of or pertaining to blood; bloody; constituting blood.

Sanguineous (a.) Blood-red; crimson.

Sanguinivorous (a.) Subsisting on blood.

Sanguinolent (a.) Tinged or mingled with blood; bloody; as, sanguinolent sputa.

Sanguivorous (a.) Subsisting upon blood; -- said of certain blood-sucking bats and other animals. See Vampire.

Sanious (a.) Pertaining to sanies, or partaking of its nature and appearance; thin and serous, with a slight bloody tinge; as, the sanious matter of an ulcer.

Sanious (a.) Discharging sanies; as, a sanious ulcer.

Sanitarian (a.) Of or pertaining to health, or the laws of health; sanitary.

Sanitary (a.) Of or pertaining to health; designed to secure or preserve health; relating to the preservation or restoration of health; hygienic; as, sanitary regulations. See the Note under Sanatory.

Sans-culottic (a.) Pertaining to, or involving, sans-culottism; radical; revolutionary; Jacobinical.

Sanskrit (a.) Of or pertaining to Sanskrit; written in Sanskrit; as, a Sanskrit dictionary or inscription.

Sanskritic (a.) Sanskrit.

Santalaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Santalaceae), of which the genus Santalum is the type, and which includes the buffalo nut and a few other North American plants, and many peculiar plants of the southern hemisphere.

Santalic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or obtained from, sandalwood (Santalum); -- used specifically to designate an acid obtained as a resinous or red crystal

Santonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid (distinct from santoninic acid) obtained from santonin as a white crystal

Santoninic (a.) Of or pertaining to santonin; -- used specifically to designate an acid not known in the free state, but obtained in its salts.

Sapful (a.) Abounding in sap; sappy.

Saphenous (a.) Manifest; -- applied to the two principal superficial veins of the lower limb of man.

Saphenous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the saphenous veins; as, the saphenous nerves; the saphenous opening, an opening in the broad fascia of the thigh through which the internal saphenous vein passes.

Sapid (a.) Having the power of affecting the organs of taste; possessing savor, or flavor.

Sapient (a.) Wise; sage; discerning; -- often in irony or contempt.

Sapiential (a.) Having or affording wisdom.

Sapientious (a.) Sapiential.

Sapindaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to an order of trees and shrubs (Sapindaceae), including the (typical) genus Sapindus, the maples, the margosa, and about seventy other genera.

Sapless (a.) Destitute of sap; not juicy.

Sapless (a.) Fig.: Dry; old; husky; withered; spiritless.

Saponaceous (a.) Resembling soap; having the qualities of soap; soapy.

Saponary (a.) Saponaceous.

Saponifiable (a.) Capable of conversion into soap; as, a saponifiable substance.

Saporific (a.) Having the power to produce the sensation of taste; producing taste, flavor, or relish.

Saporous (a.) Having flavor or taste; yielding a taste.

Sapotaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order (Sapotaceae) of (mostly tropical) trees and shrubs, including the star apple, the Lucuma, or natural marmalade tree, the gutta-percha tree (Isonandra), and the India mahwa, as well as the sapodilla, or sapota, after which the order is named.

Sapphic (a.) Of or pertaining to Sappho, the Grecian poetess; as, Sapphic odes; Sapphic verse.

Sapphic (a.) Belonging to, or in the manner of, Sappho; -- said of a certain kind of verse reputed to have been invented by Sappho, consisting of five feet, of which the first, fourth, and fifth are trochees, the second is a spondee, and the third a dactyl.

Sapphire (a.) Of or resembling sapphire; sapphirine; blue.

Sappy (a.) Musty; tainted.

Saprophagous (a.) Feeding on carrion.

Saprophytic (a.) Feeding or growing upon decaying animal or vegetable matter; pertaining to a saprophyte or the saprophytes.

Saracenic (a.) Alt. of Saracenical

Saracenical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Saracens; as, Saracenic architecture.

Sarcasmous (a.) Sarcastic.

Sarcastic (a.) Alt. of Sarcastical

Sarcastical (a.) Expressing, or expressed by, sarcasm; characterized by, or of the nature of, sarcasm; given to the use of sarcasm; bitterly satirical; scornfully severe; taunting.

Sarceled (a.) Cut through the middle.

Sarcodic (a.) Of or pertaining to sarcode.

Sarcoid (a.) Resembling flesh, or muscle; composed of sarcode.

Sarcolactic (a.) Relating to muscle and milk; as, sarcolactic acid. See Lactic acid, under Lactic.


Sarcologic (a.) Alt. of Sarcological

Sarcological (a.) Of or pertaining to sarcology.

Sarcomatous (a.) Of or pertaining to sarcoma; resembling sarcoma.

Sarcophagous (a.) Feeding on flesh; flesh-eating; carnivorous.

Sarcoptid (a.) Of or pertaining to the itch mites.

Sarcotic (a.) Producing or promoting the growth of flesh.

Sarcous (a.) Fleshy; -- applied to the minute structural elements, called sarcous elements, or sarcous disks, of which striated muscular fiber is composed.

Sardinian (a.) Of or pertaining to the island, kingdom, or people of Sardinia.

Sardonian (a.) Sardonic.

Sardonic (a.) Forced; unnatural; insincere; hence, derisive, mocking, malignant, or bitterly sarcastic; -- applied only to a laugh, smile, or some facial semblance of gayety.

Sardonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a kind of

Sarmatian (a.) Alt. of Sarmatic

Sarmatic (a.) Of or pertaining to Sarmatia, or its inhabitants, the ancestors of the Russians and the Poles.

Sarmentaceous (a.) Bearing sarments, or runners, as the strawberry.

Sarmentose (a.) Long and filiform, and almost naked, or having only leaves at the joints where it strikes root; as, a sarmentose stem.

Sarmentose (a.) Bearing sarments; sarmentaceous.

Sarmentous (a.) Sarmentose.

Sartorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a tailor or his work.

Sartorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the sartorius muscle.

Satanic (a.) Alt. of Satanical

Satanical (a.) Of or pertaining to Satan; having the qualities of Satan; resembling Satan; extremely malicious or wicked; devilish; infernal.

Sateless (a.) Insatiable.

Satellite (a.) Situated near; accompanying; as, the satellite veins, those which accompany the arteries.

Satellitious (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, satellites.

Satiate (a.) Filled to satiety; glutted; sated; -- followed by with or of.

Satiny (a.) Like or composed of satin; glossy; as, to have a satiny appearance; a satiny texture.

Satire (a.) A composition, generally poetical, holding up vice or folly to reprobation; a keen or severe exposure of what in public or private morals deserves rebuke; an invective poem; as, the Satires of Juvenal.

Satire (a.) Keeness and severity of remark; caustic exposure to reprobation; trenchant wit; sarcasm.

Satiric (a.) Alt. of Satirical

Satirical (a.) Of or pertaining to satire; of the nature of satire; as, a satiric style.

Satirical (a.) Censorious; severe in language; sarcastic; insulting.

Satisfactive (a.) Satisfactory.

Satisfactory (a.) Giving or producing satisfaction; yielding content; especially, relieving the mind from doubt or uncertainty, and enabling it to rest with confidence; sufficient; as, a satisfactory account or explanation.

Satisfactory (a.) Making amends, indemnification, or recompense; causing to cease from claims and to rest content; compensating; atoning; as, to make satisfactory compensation, or a satisfactory apology.

Satisfiable (a.) That may be satisfied.

Satisfy (a.) In general, to fill up the measure of a want of (a person or a thing); hence, to grafity fully the desire of; to make content; to supply to the full, or so far as to give contentment with what is wished for.

Satisfy (a.) To pay to the extent of claims or deserts; to give what is due to; as, to satisfy a creditor.

Satisfy (a.) To answer or discharge, as a claim, debt, legal demand, or the like; to give compensation for; to pay off; to requite; as, to satisfy a claim or an execution.

Satisfy (a.) To free from doubt, suspense, or uncertainty; to give assurance to; to set at rest the mind of; to convince; as, to satisfy one's self by inquiry.

Sative (a.) Sown; propagated by seed.

Satrapal (a.) Of or pertaining to a satrap, or a satrapy.

Satrapical (a.) Satrapal.

Saturable (a.) Capable of being saturated; admitting of saturation.

Saturant (a.) Impregnating to the full; saturating.

Saturated (a.) Filled to repletion; holding by absorption, or in solution, all that is possible; as, saturated garments; a saturated solution of salt.

Saturated (a.) Having its affinity satisfied; combined with all it can hold; -- said of certain atoms, radicals, or compounds; thus, methane is a saturated compound. Contrasted with unsaturated.

Saturnalian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Saturnalia.

Saturnalian (a.) Of unrestrained and intemperate jollity; riotously merry; dissolute.

Saturnian (a.) Of or pertaining to Saturn, whose age or reign, from the mildness and wisdom of his government, is called the golden age.

Saturnian (a.) Hence: Resembling the golden age; distinguished for peacefulness, happiness, contentment.

Saturnian (a.) Of or pertaining to the planet Saturn; as, the Saturnian year.

Saturnicentric (a.) Appearing as if seen from the center of the planet Saturn; relating or referred to Saturn as a center.

Saturnine (a.) Born under, or influenced by, the planet Saturn.

Saturnine (a.) Heavy; grave; gloomy; dull; -- the opposite of mercurial; as, a saturnine person or temper.

Saturnine (a.) Of or pertaining to lead; characterized by, or resembling, lead, which was formerly called Saturn.

Satyric (a.) Alt. of Satyrical

Satyrical (a.) Of or pertaining to satyrs; burlesque; as, satyric tragedy.

Sauf (a.) Safe.

Saurian (a.) Of or pertaining to, or of the nature of, the Sauria.

Saurioid (a.) Same as Sauroid.

Saurognathous (a.) Having the bones of the palate arranged as in saurians, the vomer consisting of two lateral halves, as in the woodpeckers (Pici).

Sauroid (a.) Like or pertaining to the saurians.

Sauroid (a.) Resembling a saurian superficially; as, a sauroid fish.

Sauseflem (a.) Having a red, pimpled face.

Savable (a.) Capable of, or admitting of, being saved.

Savage (a.) Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; wild; as, a savage wilderness.

Savage (a.) Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts.

Savage (a.) Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life; savage manners.

Savage (a.) Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit.

Savant (a.) A man of learning; one versed in literature or science; a person eminent for acquirements.

Save (a.) To make safe; to procure the safety of; to preserve from injury, destruction, or evil of any kind; to rescue from impending danger; as, to save a house from the flames.

Save (a.) Specifically, to deliver from sin and its penalty; to rescue from a state of condemnation and spiritual death, and bring into a state of spiritual life.

Save (a.) To keep from being spent or lost; to secure from waste or expenditure; to lay up; to reserve.

Save (a.) To rescue from something undesirable or hurtful; to prevent from doing something; to spare.

Save (a.) To hinder from doing, suffering, or happening; to obviate the necessity of; to prevent; to spare.

Save (a.) To hold possession or use of; to escape loss of.

Save (a.) Except; excepting; not including; leaving out; deducting; reserving; saving.

Saveable (a.) See Savable.

Saving (a.) Preserving; rescuing.

Saving (a.) Avoiding unnecessary expense or waste; frugal; not lavish or wasteful; economical; as, a saving cook.

Saving (a.) Bringing back in returns or in receipts the sum expended; incurring no loss, though not gainful; as, a saving bargain; the ship has made a saving voyage.

Saving (a.) Making reservation or exception; as, a saving clause.

Savor (a.) That property of a thing which affects the organs of taste or smell; taste and odor; flavor; relish; scent; as, the savor of an orange or a rose; an ill savor.

Savor (a.) Hence, specific flavor or quality; characteristic property; distinctive temper, tinge, taint, and the like.

Savor (a.) Sense of smell; power to scent, or trace by scent.

Savor (a.) Pleasure; delight; attractiveness.

Savorless (a.) Having no savor; destitute of smell or of taste; insipid.

Savorly (a.) Savory.

Savory (a.) Pleasing to the organs of taste or smell.

Sawceflem (a.) See Sauseflem.

Saw-toothed (a.) Having a tooth or teeth like those of a saw; serrate.

Saxatile (a.) Of or pertaining to rocks; living among rocks; as, a saxatile plant.

Saxicavid (a.) Of or pertaining to the saxicavas.

Saxicavous (a.) Boring, or hollowing out, rocks; -- said of certain mollusks which live in holes which they burrow in rocks. See Illust. of Lithodomus.


Saxicolous (a.) Growing on rocks.

Saxifragaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Saxifragaceae) of which saxifrage is the type. The order includes also the alum root, the hydrangeas, the mock orange, currants and gooseberries, and many other plants.

Saxifragant (a.) Breaking or destroying stones; saxifragous.

Saxifragous (a.) Dissolving stone, especially dissolving stone in the bladder.

Saxon (a.) Of or pertaining to the Saxons, their country, or their language.

Saxon (a.) Anglo-Saxon.

Saxon (a.) Of or pertaining to Saxony or its inhabitants.

Saxonic (a.) Relating to the Saxons or Anglo- Saxons.

Scabbed (a.) Abounding with scabs; diseased with scabs.

Scabbed (a.) Fig.: Mean; paltry; vile; worthless.

Scabious (a.) Consisting of scabs; rough; itchy; leprous; as, scabious eruptions.

Scabious (a.) Any plant of the genus Scabiosa, several of the species of which are common in Europe. They resemble the Compositae, and have similar heads of flowers, but the anthers are not connected.

Scabrous (a.) Rough to the touch, like a file; having small raised dots, scales, or points; scabby; scurfy; scaly.

Scabrous (a.) Fig.: Harsh; unmusical.

Scalable (a.) Capable of being scaled.

Scalariform (a.) Resembling a ladder in form or appearance; having transverse bars or markings like the rounds of a ladder; as, the scalariform cells and scalariform pits in some plants.

Scalariform (a.) Like or pertaining to a scalaria.

Scalary (a.) Resembling a ladder; formed with steps.

Scald (a.) Affected with the scab; scabby.

Scald (a.) Scurvy; paltry; as, scald rhymers.

Scaldic (a.) Of or pertaining to the scalds of the Norsemen; as, scaldic poetry.

Scaled (a.) Covered with scales, or scalelike structures; -- said of a fish, a reptile, a moth, etc.

Scaled (a.) Without scales, or with the scales removed; as, scaled herring.

Scaled (a.) Having feathers which in form, color, or arrangement somewhat resemble scales; as, the scaled dove.

Scaleless (a.) Destitute of scales.

Scalene (a.) Having the sides and angles unequal; -- said of a triangle.

Scalene (a.) Having the axis inc

Scalene (a.) Designating several triangular muscles called scalene muscles.

Scalene (a.) Of or pertaining to the scalene muscles.

Scalenohedral (a.) Of or pertaining to a scalenohedron.

Scale-winged (a.) Having the wings covered with small scalelike structures, as the Lepidoptera; scaly-winged.

Scaling (a.) Adapted for removing scales, as from a fish; as, a scaling knife; adapted for removing scale, as from the interior of a steam boiler; as, a scaling hammer, bar, etc.

Scaling (a.) Serving as an aid in clambering; as, a scaling ladder, used in assaulting a fortified place.

Scall (a.) A scurf or scabby disease, especially of the scalp.

Scall (a.) Scabby; scurfy.

Scalled (a.) Scabby; scurfy; scall.

Scalloped (a.) Furnished with a scallop; made or done with or in a scallop.

Scalloped (a.) Having the edge or border cut or marked with segments of circles. See Scallop, n., 2.

Scalpriform (a.) Shaped like a chisel; as, the scalpriform incisors of rodents.

Scaly (a.) Covered or abounding with scales; as, a scaly fish.

Scaly (a.) Resembling scales, laminae, or layers.

Scaly (a.) Mean; low; as, a scaly fellow.

Scaly (a.) Composed of scales lying over each other; as, a scaly bulb; covered with scales; as, a scaly stem.

Scaly-winged (a.) Scale-winged.

Scammoniate (a.) Made from scammony; as, a scammoniate aperient.

Scamp (a.) To perform in a hasty, neglectful, or imperfect manner; to do superficially.

Scampish (a.) Of or like a scamp; knavish; as, scampish conduct.

Scandalous (a.) Giving offense to the conscience or moral feelings; exciting reprobation; calling out condemnation.

Scandalous (a.) Disgraceful to reputation; bringing shame or infamy; opprobrious; as, a scandalous crime or vice.

Scandalous (a.) Defamatory; libelous; as, a scandalous story.

Scandent (a.) Climbing.

Scandic (a.) Of or pertaining to scandium; derived from, or containing, scandium.

Scandinavian (a.) Of or pertaining to Scandinavia, that is, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.

Scansorial (a.) Capable of climbing; as, the woodpecker is a scansorial bird; adapted for climbing; as, a scansorial foot.

Scansorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the Scansores. See Illust.. under Aves.

Scantling (a.) Not plentiful; small; scanty.

Scanty (a.) Wanting amplitude or extent; narrow; small; not abundant.

Scanty (a.) Somewhat less than is needed; insufficient; scant; as, a scanty supply of words; a scanty supply of bread.

Scanty (a.) Sparing; niggardly; parsimonious.

Scapeless (a.) Destitute of a scape.

Scaphocephalic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or affected with, scaphocephaly.

Scaphoid (a.) Resembling a boat in form; boat-shaped.

Scapholunar (a.) Of or pertaining to the scaphoid and lunar bones of the carpus.

Scapiform (a.) Resembling a scape, or flower stem.

Scapular (a.) Of or pertaining to the scapula or the shoulder.

Scapulary (a.) Same as Scapular, a.

Scaraboid (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Scarabaeidae, an extensive group which includes the Egyptian scarab, the tumbledung, and many similar lamellicorn beetles.

Scariose (a.) Alt. of Scarious

Scarious (a.) Thin, dry, membranous, and not green.

Scarless (a.) Free from scar.

Scarlet (a.) Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread.

Scaroid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Scaridae, a family of marine fishes including the parrot fishes.

Scarry (a.) Bearing scars or marks of wounds.

Scarry (a.) Like a scar, or rocky eminence; containing scars.

Scary (a.) Subject to sudden alarm.

Scary (a.) Causing fright; alarming.

Scatebrous (a.) Abounding with springs.

Scathful (a.) Harmful; doing damage; pernicious.

Scathless (a.) Unharmed.

Scathly (a.) Injurious; scathful.

Scatter-brained (a.) Giddy; thoughtless.

Scattered (a.) Dispersed; dissipated; sprinkled, or loosely spread.

Scattered (a.) Irregular in position; having no regular order; as, scattered leaves.

Scattering (a.) Going or falling in various directions; not united or aggregated; divided among many; as, scattering votes.

Scaturient (a.) Gushing forth; full to overflowing; effusive.

Scaturiginous (a.) Abounding with springs.

Scelestic (a.) Evil; wicked; atrocious.

Sceneful (a.) Having much scenery.

Scenic (a.) Alt. of Scenical

Scenical (a.) Of or pertaining to scenery; of the nature of scenery; theatrical.

Scenographic (a.) Alt. of Scenographical

Scenographical (a.) Of or pertaining to scenography; drawn in perspective.

Scentful (a.) Full of scent or odor; odorous.

Scentful (a.) Of quick or keen smell.

Scentless (a.) Having no scent.

Scepterellate (a.) Having a straight shaft with whorls of spines; -- said of certain sponge spicules. See Illust. under Spicule.

Scepterless (a.) Alt. of Sceptreless

Sceptreless (a.) Having no scepter; without authority; powerless; as, a scepterless king.

Sceptral (a.) Of or pertaining to a scepter; like a scepter.

Schematic (a.) Of or pertaining to a scheme or a schema.

Schemeful (a.) Full of schemes or plans.

Scheming (a.) Given to forming schemes; artful; intriguing.

Schetic (a.) Alt. of Schetical

Schetical (a.) Of or pertaining to the habit of the body; constitutional.

Schismatic (a.) Of or pertaining to schism; implying schism; partaking of the nature of schism; tending to schism; as, schismatic opinions or proposals.

Schismatical (a.) Same as Schismatic.

Schismless (a.) Free from schism.

Schistaceous (a.) Of a slate color.

Schistic (a.) Schistose.

Schistose (a.) Alt. of Schistous

Schistous (a.) Of or pertaining to schist; having the structure of a schist.

Schizocoelous (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a schizocoele.

Schizognathous (a.) Having the maxillo-palatine bones separate from each other and from the vomer, which is pointed in front, as in the gulls, snipes, grouse, and many other birds.

Schizopelmous (a.) Having the two flexor tendons of the toes entirely separate, and the flexor hallucis going to the first toe only.

Schizopod (a.) Alt. of Schizopodous

Schizopodous (a.) Of or pertaining to a schizopod, or the Schizopoda.

Scizorhinal (a.) Having the nasal bones separate.

Scizorhinal (a.) Having the anterior nostrils prolonged backward in the form of a slit.

Schneiderian (a.) Discovered or described by C. V. Schneider, a German anatomist of the seventeenth century.

Scholarlike (a.) Scholarly.

Scholarly (a.) Like a scholar, or learned person; showing the qualities of a scholar; as, a scholarly essay or critique.

Scholastic (a.) Pertaining to, or suiting, a scholar, a school, or schools; scholarlike; as, scholastic manners or pride; scholastic learning.

Scholastic (a.) Of or pertaining to the schoolmen and divines of the Middle Ages (see Schoolman); as, scholastic divinity or theology; scholastic philosophy.

Scholastic (a.) Hence, characterized by excessive subtilty, or needlessly minute subdivisions; pedantic; formal.

Scholiastic (a.) Of or pertaining to a scholiast, or his pursuits.

Scholical (a.) Scholastic.

Schooling (a.) Collecting or running in schools or shoals.

Schorlaceous (a.) Partaking of the nature and character of schorl; resembling schorl.

Schorlous (a.) Schorlaceous.

Schorly (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, schorl; as, schorly granite.

Sciaenoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sciaenidae, a family of marine fishes which includes the meagre, the squeteague, and the kingfish.

Sciagraphical (a.) Pertaining to sciagraphy.

Sciatheric (a.) Alt. of Sciatherical

Sciatherical (a.) Belonging to a sundial.

Sciatic (a.) Of or pertaining to the hip; in the region of, or affecting, the hip; ischial; ischiatic; as, the sciatic nerve, sciatic pains.

Sciatical (a.) Sciatic.

Scient (a.) Knowing; skillful.

Sciential (a.) Pertaining to, or producing, science.

Scientific (a.) Of or pertaining to science; used in science; as, scientific principles; scientific apparatus; scientific observations.

Scientific (a.) Agreeing with, or depending on, the rules or principles of science; as, a scientific classification; a scientific arrangement of fossils.

Scientific (a.) Having a knowledge of science, or of a science; evincing science or systematic knowledge; as, a scientific chemist; a scientific reasoner; a scientific argument.

Scientifical (a.) Scientific.

Scincoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Scincidae, or skinks.

Scintillant (a.) Emitting sparks, or fine igneous particles; sparkling.

Scintillous (a.) Scintillant.

Sciolistic (a.) Of or pertaining to sciolism, or a sciolist; partaking of sciolism; resembling a sciolist.

Sciolous (a.) Knowing superficially or imperfectly.

Scioptic (a.) Of or pertaining to an optical arrangement for forming images in a darkened room, usually called scioptic ball.

Scioptric (a.) Scioptic.

Sciot (a.) Of or pertaining to the island Scio (Chio or Chios).

Sciotheric (a.) Of or pertaining to a sundial.

Scious (a.) Knowing; having knowledge.

Scirrhoid (a.) Resembling scirrhus.

Scirrhous (a.) Proceeding from scirrhus; of the nature of scirrhus; indurated; knotty; as, scirrhous affections; scirrhous disease.

Scissible (a.) Capable of being cut or divided by a sharp instrument.

Scissile (a.) Capable of being cut smoothly; scissible.

Scissors-tailed (a.) Having the outer feathers much the longest, the others decreasing regularly to the median ones.

Scitamineous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Scitamineae), mostly tropical herbs, including the ginger, Indian shot, banana, and the plants producing turmeric and arrowroot.

Sciurine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Squirrel family.

Sciuroid (a.) Resembling the tail of a squirrel; -- generally said of branches which are close and dense, or of spikes of grass like barley.

Sclavic (a.) Same as Slavic.

Sclavonic (a.) Same as Slavonic.

Sclender (a.) Slender.

Sclerenchymatous (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, sclerenchyma.

Sclerogenous (a.) Making or secreting a hard substance; becoming hard.

Scleroid (a.) Having a hard texture, as nutshells.

Sclerosed (a.) Affected with sclerosis.

Sclerotal (a.) Sclerotic.

Sclerotic (a.) Hard; firm; indurated; -- applied especially in anatomy to the firm outer coat of the eyeball, which is often cartilaginous and sometimes bony.

Sclerotic (a.) Of or pertaining to the sclerotic coat of the eye; sclerotical.

Sclerotic (a.) Affected with sclerosis; sclerosed.

Sclerotic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained from ergot or the sclerotium of a fungus growing on rye.

Sclerotical (a.) Sclerotic.

Sclerous (a.) Hard; indurated; sclerotic.

Scobiform (a.) Having the form of, or resembling, sawdust or raspings.

Scolopacine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Scolopacidae, or Snipe family.

Scolopendrine (a.) Like or pertaining to the Scolopendra.

Scombroid (a.) Like or pertaining to the Mackerel family.

Scopate (a.) Having the surface closely covered with hairs, like a brush.


Scopeloid (a.) Like or pertaining to fishes of the genus Scopelus, or family Scopelodae, which includes many small oceanic fishes, most of which are phosphorescent.

Scopiferous (a.) Bearing a tuft of brushlike hairs.

Scopiform (a.) Having the form of a broom or besom.

Scoptic (a.) Alt. of Scoptical

Scoptical (a.) Jesting; jeering; scoffing.

Scopulous (a.) Full of rocks; rocky.

Scorbutic (a.) Alt. of Scorbutical

Scorbutical (a.) Of or pertaining to scurvy; of the nature of, or resembling, scurvy; diseased with scurvy; as, a scorbutic person; scorbutic complaints or symptoms.

Scorching (a.) Burning; parching or shriveling with heat.

Scoriac (a.) Scoriaceous.

Scoriaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to scoria; like scoria or the recrement of metals; partaking of the nature of scoria.

Scoriform (a.) In the form of scoria.

Scorious (a.) Scoriaceous.

Scornful (a.) Full of scorn or contempt; contemptuous; disdainful.

Scornful (a.) Treated with scorn; exciting scorn.

Scorny (a.) Deserving scorn; paltry.

Scorpaenoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Scorpaenidae, which includes the scorpene, the rosefish, the California rockfishes, and many other food fishes. [Written also scorpaenid.] See Illust. under Rockfish.

Scorpioid (a.) Alt. of Scorpioidal

Scorpioidal (a.) Having the inflorescence curved or circinate at the end, like a scorpion's tail.

Scortatory (a.) Pertaining to lewdness or fornication; lewd.

Scotch (a.) Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants; Scottish.

Scot-free (a.) Free from payment of scot; untaxed; hence, unhurt; clear; safe.

Scots (a.) Of or pertaining to the Scotch; Scotch; Scottish; as, Scots law; a pound Scots (1s. 8d.).

Scottish (a.) Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of Scotland, their country, or their language; as, Scottish industry or economy; a Scottish chief; a Scottish dialect.

Scoundrel (a.) Low; base; mean; unprincipled.

Scragged (a.) Rough with irregular points, or a broken surface; scraggy; as, a scragged backbone.

Scragged (a.) Lean and rough; scraggy.

Scragly (a.) See Scraggy.

Scrag-necked (a.) Having a scraggy neck.

Scrambling (a.) Confused and irregular; awkward; scambling.

Scranky (a.) Thin; lean.

Scrannel (a.) Slight; thin; lean; poor.

Scranny (a.) Thin; lean; meager; scrawny; scrannel.

Scraping (a.) Resembling the act of, or the effect produced by, one who, or that which, scrapes; as, a scraping noise; a scraping miser.

Scrappy (a.) Consisting of scraps; fragmentary; lacking unity or consistency; as, a scrappy lecture.

Scratch (a.) Made, done, or happening by chance; arranged with little or no preparation; determined by circumstances; haphazard; as, a scratch team; a scratch crew for a boat race; a scratch shot in billiards.

Scratchy (a.) Characterized by scratches.

Scrawny (a.) Meager; thin; rawboned; bony; scranny.

Screable (a.) Capable of being spit out.

Screaming (a.) Uttering screams; shrieking.

Screaming (a.) Having the nature of a scream; like a scream; shrill; sharp.

Screechy (a.) Like a screech; shrill and harsh.

Screw-cutting (a.) Adapted for forming a screw by cutting; as, a screw-cutting lathe.

Scribable (a.) Capable of being written, or of being written upon.

Scribatious (a.) Skillful in, or fond of, writing.

Scribbling (a.) Writing hastily or poorly.

Scrimp (a.) Short; scanty; curtailed.

Scriptory (a.) Of or pertaining to writing; expressed in writing; used in writing; as, scriptory wills; a scriptory reed.

Scriptural (a.) Contained in the Scriptures; according to the Scriptures, or sacred oracles; biblical; as, a scriptural doctrine.

Scrobicular (a.) Pertaining to, or surrounding, scrobiculae; as, scrobicular tubercles.

Scrobiculate (a.) Alt. of Scrobiculated

Scrobiculated (a.) Having numerous small, shallow depressions or hollows; pitted.

Scrofulous (a.) Pertaining to scrofula, or partaking of its nature; as, scrofulous tumors; a scrofulous habit of body.

Scrofulous (a.) Diseased or affected with scrofula.

Scroggy (a.) Abounding in scrog; also, twisted; stunted.

Scrolled (a.) Formed like a scroll; contained in a scroll; adorned with scrolls; as, scrolled work.

Scrophulariaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a very large natural order of gamopetalous plants (Scrophulariaceae, or Scrophularineae), usually having irregular didynamous flowers and a two-celled pod. The order includes the mullein, foxglove, snapdragon, figwort, painted cup, yellow rattle, and some exotic trees, as the Paulownia.

Scrotal (a.) Of or pertaining to the scrotum; as, scrotal hernia.

Scrotiform (a.) Purse-shaped; pouch-shaped.

Scrub (a.) Mean; dirty; contemptible; scrubby.

Scrubbed (a.) Dwarfed or stunted; scrubby.

Scrumptious (a.) Nice; particular; fastidious; excellent; fine.

Scrupulous (a.) Full ofscrupules; inc

Scrupulous (a.) Careful; cautious; exact; nice; as, scrupulous abstinence from labor; scrupulous performance of duties.

Scrupulous (a.) Given to making objections; captious.

Scrupulous (a.) Liable to be doubted; doubtful; nice.

Scrutable (a.) Discoverable by scrutiny, inquiry, or critical examination.

Scrutinous (a.) Closely examining, or inquiring; careful; sctrict.

Scullionly (a.) Like a scullion; base.

Sculptile (a.) Formed by carving; graven; as, sculptile images.

Sculptural (a.) Of or pertaining to sculpture.

Sculpturesque (a.) After the manner of sculpture; resembling, or relating to, sculpture.

Scummy (a.) Covered with scum; of the nature of scum.

Scurrile (a.) Such as befits a buffoon or vulgar jester; grossly opprobrious or loudly jocose in language; scurrilous; as, scurrile taunts.

Scurrilous (a.) Using the low and indecent language of the meaner sort of people, or such as only the license of buffoons can warrant; as, a scurrilous fellow.

Scurrilous (a.) Containing low indecency or abuse; mean; foul; vile; obscenely jocular; as, scurrilous language.

Scutal (a.) Of or pertaining to a shield.

Scutate (a.) Buckler-shaped; round or nearly round.

Scutate (a.) Protected or covered by bony or horny plates, or large scales.

Scutcheoned (a.) Emblazoned on or as a shield.

Scutellate (a.) Alt. of Scutellated

Scutellated (a.) Formed like a plate or salver; composed of platelike surfaces; as, the scutellated bone of a sturgeon.

Scutellated (a.) Having the tarsi covered with broad transverse scales, or scutella; -- said of certain birds.

Scutelliform (a.) Scutellate.

Scutelliform (a.) Having the form of a scutellum.

Scutelliplantar (a.) Having broad scutella on the front, and small scales on the posterior side, of the tarsus; -- said of certain birds.

Scutibranch (a.) Scutibranchiate.

Scutibranchiate (a.) Having the gills protected by a shieldlike shell; of or pertaining to the Scutibranchiata.

Scutiferous (a.) Carrying a shield or buckler.

Scutiform (a.) Shield-shaped; scutate.

Scutiped (a.) Having the anterior surface of the tarsus covered with scutella, or transverse scales, in the form of incomplete bands terminating at a groove on each side; -- said of certain birds.

Scyphiform (a.) Cup-shaped.

Scythed (a.) Armed scythes, as a chariot.

Scythian (a.) Of or pertaining to Scythia (a name given to the northern part of Asia, and Europe adjoining to Asia), or its language or inhabitants.

Seaboard (a.) Bordering upon, or being near, the sea; seaside; seacoast; as, a seaboard town.

Sea-bordering (a.) Bordering on the sea; situated beside the sea.

Sea-born (a.) Born of the sea; produced by the sea.

Sea-born (a.) Born at sea.

Seabound (a.) Bounded by the sea.

Sea-built (a.) Built at, in, or by the sea.

Seafaring (a.) Following the business of a mariner; as, a seafaring man.

Seagirt (a.) Surrounded by the water of the sea or ocean; as, a seagirt isle.

Seagoing (a.) Going upon the sea; especially, sailing upon the deep sea; -- used in distinction from coasting or river, as applied to vessels.

Sea-green (a.) Of a beautiful bluish green color, like sea water on soundings.

Sea-island (a.) Of or pertaining to certain islands along the coast of South Carolina and Georgia; as, sea-island cotton, a superior cotton of long fiber produced on those islands.

Seal-brown (a.) Of a rich dark brown color, like the fur of the fur seal after it is dyed.

Seamanlike (a.) Having or showing the skill of a practical seaman.

Seamed (a.) Out of condition; not in good condition; -- said of a hawk.

Seamless (a.) Without a seam.

Seamy (a.) Having a seam; containing seams, or showing them.

Sear (a.) Alt. of Sere

Sere (a.) [OE. seer, AS. sear (assumed) fr. searian to wither; akin to D. zoor dry, LG. soor, OHG. sor/n to to wither, Gr. a"y`ein to parch, to dry, Skr. /ush (for sush) to dry, to wither, Zend hush to dry. A152. Cf. Austere, Sorrel, a.] Dry; withered; no longer green; -- applied to leaves.

Sear (a.) To wither; to dry up.

Sear (a.) To burn (the surface of) to dryness and hardness; to cauterize; to expose to a degree of heat such as changes the color or the hardness and texture of the surface; to scorch; to make callous; as, to sear the skin or flesh. Also used figuratively.

Searchable (a.) Capable of being searched.

Searching (a.) Exploring thoroughly; scrutinizing; penetrating; trying; as, a searching discourse; a searching eye.

Searchless (a.) Impossible to be searched; inscrutable; impenetrable.

Seared (a.) Scorched; cauterized; hence, figuratively, insensible; not susceptible to moral influences.

Sea-roving (a.) Cruising at random on the ocean.

Seasick (a.) Affected with seasickness.

Seasonable (a.) Occurring in good time, in due season, or in proper time for the purpose; suitable to the season; opportune; timely; as, a seasonable supply of rain.

Seasonal (a.) Of or pertaining to the seasons.

Seasonless (a.) Without succession of the seasons.

Seatless (a.) Having no seat.

Seavy (a.) Overgrown with rushes.

Sea-walled (a.) Surrounded, bounded, or protected by the sea, as if by a wall.

Seaward (a.) Directed or situated toward the sea.

Seaworthy (a.) Fit for a voyage; worthy of being trusted to transport a cargo with safety; as, a seaworthy ship.

Sebaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or secreting, fat; composed of fat; having the appearance of fat; as, the sebaceous secretions of some plants, or the sebaceous humor of animals.

Sebacic (a.) Of or pertaining to fat; derived from, or resembling, fat; specifically, designating an acid (formerly called also sebic, and pyroleic, acid), obtained by the distillation or saponification of certain oils (as castor oil) as a white crystal

Sebic (a.) See Sebacic.

Sebiferous (a.) Producing vegetable tallow.

Sebiferous (a.) Producing fat; sebaceous; as, the sebiferous, or sebaceous, glands.

Sebiparous (a.) Same as Sebiferous.

Secant (a.) Cutting; divivding into two parts; as, a secant

Secant (a.) A

Secant (a.) A right

Secco (a.) Dry.

Secernent (a.) Secreting; secretory.

Seck (a.) Barren; unprofitable. See Rent seck, under Rent.

Seclusive (a.) Tending to seclude; keeping in seclusion; secluding; sequestering.

Second (a.) Immediately following the first; next to the first in order of place or time; hence, occuring again; another; other.

Second (a.) Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.

Second (a.) Being of the same kind as another that has preceded; another, like a protype; as, a second Cato; a second Troy; a second deluge.

Second (a.) The sixtieth part of a minute of time or of a minute of space, that is, the second regular subdivision of the degree; as, sound moves about 1,140 English feet in a second; five minutes and ten seconds north of this place.

Second (a.) In the duodecimal system of mensuration, the twelfth part of an inch or prime; a

Second (a.) To follow in the next place; to succeed; to alternate.

Second (a.) To follow or attend for the purpose of assisting; to support; to back; to act as the second of; to assist; to forward; to encourage.

Second (a.) Specifically, to support, as a motion or proposal, by adding one's voice to that of the mover or proposer.

Secondary (a.) Suceeding next in order to the first; of second place, origin, rank, rank, etc.; not primary; subordinate; not of the first order or rate.

Secondary (a.) Acting by deputation or delegated authority; as, the work of secondary hands.

Secondary (a.) Possessing some quality, or having been subject to some operation (as substitution), in the second degree; as, a secondary salt, a secondary amine, etc. Cf. primary.

Secondary (a.) Subsequent in origin; -- said of minerals produced by alteertion or deposition subsequent to the formation of the original rocks mass; also of characters of minerals (as secondary cleavage, etc.) developed by pressure or other causes.

Secondary (a.) Pertaining to the second joint of the wing of a bird.

Secondary (a.) Dependent or consequent upon another disease; as, Bright's disease is often secondary to scarlet fever. (b) Occuring in the second stage of a disease; as, the secondary symptoms of syphilis.

Second-class (a.) Of the rank or degree below the best highest; inferior; second-rate; as, a second-class house; a second-class passage.

Secondhand (a.) Not original or primary; received from another.

Secondhand (a.) Not new; already or previously or used by another; as, a secondhand book, garment.

Second-rate (a.) Of the second size, rank, quality, or value; as, a second-rate ship; second-rate cloth; a second-rate champion.

Second-sighted (a.) Having the power of second-sight.

Secre (a.) Secret; secretive; faithful to a secret.

Secret (a.) Hidden; concealed; as, secret treasure; secret plans; a secret vow.

Secret (a.) Withdraw from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded.

Secret (a.) Faithful to a secret; not inc

Secret (a.) Separate; distinct.

Secret (a.) Something studiously concealed; a thing kept from general knowledge; what is not revealed, or not to be revealed.

Secret (a.) A thing not discovered; what is unknown or unexplained; a mystery.

Secret (a.) The parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed; the genital organs.

Secretarial (a.) Of or pertaining to a secretary; befitting a secretary.

Secretitious (a.) Parted by animal secretion; as, secretitious humors.

Secretive (a.) Tending to secrete, or to keep secret or private; as, a secretive disposition.

Secrete-metory (a.) Causing secretion; -- said of nerves which go to glands and influence secretion.

Secretory (a.) Secreting; performing, or connected with, the office secretion; secernent; as, secretory vessels, nerves.

Sectile (a.) Capable of being cut; specifically (Min.), capable of being severed by the knife with a smooth cut; -- said of minerals.

Sectional (a.) Of or pertaining to a sections or distinct part of larger body or territory; local.

Sectional (a.) Consisting of sections, or capable of being divided into sections; as, a sectional steam boiler.

Sectoral (a.) Of or pertaining to a sector; as, a sectoral circle.

Sectorial (a.) Adapted for cutting.

Secular (a.) Coming or observed once in an age or a century.

Secular (a.) Pertaining to an age, or the progress of ages, or to a long period of time; accomplished in a long progress of time; as, secular inequality; the secular refrigeration of the globe.

Secular (a.) Of or pertaining to this present world, or to things not spiritual or holy; relating to temporal as distinguished from eternal interests; not immediately or primarily respecting the soul, but the body; worldly.

Secular (a.) Not regular; not bound by monastic vows or rules; not confined to a monastery, or subject to the rules of a religious community; as, a secular priest.

Secular (a.) Belonging to the laity; lay; not clerical.

Secund (a.) Arranged on one side only, as flowers or leaves on a stalk.

Securable (a.) That may be secured.

Secure (a.) Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident.

Secure (a.) Overconfident; incautious; careless; -- in a bad sense.

Secure (a.) Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; -- commonly with of; as, secure of a welcome.

Secure (a.) Net exposed to danger; safe; -- applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from.

Securiform (a.) Having the form of an ax hatchet.

Sedate (a.) Undisturbed by passion or caprice; calm; tranquil; serene; not passionate or giddy; composed; staid; as, a sedate soul, mind, or temper.

Sedative (a.) Tending to calm, moderate, or tranquilize

Sedative (a.) allaying irritability and irritation; assuaging pain.

Sedent (a.) Sitting; inactive; quiet.

Sedentary (a.) Accustomed to sit much or long; as, a sedentary man.

Sedentary (a.) Characterized by, or requiring, much sitting; as, a sedentary employment; a sedentary life.

Sedentary (a.) Inactive; motionless; sluggish; hence, calm; tranquil.

Sedentary (a.) Caused by long sitting.

Sedentary (a.) Remaining in one place, especially when firmly attached to some object; as, the oyster is a sedentary mollusk; the barnacles are sedentary crustaceans.

Sedged (a.) Made or composed of sedge.

Sedgy (a.) Overgrown with sedge.

Sedimental (a.) Sedimentary.

Sedimentary (a.) Of or pertaining to sediment; formed by sediment; containing matter that has subsided.

Seditious (a.) Of or pertaining to sedition; partaking of the nature of, or tending to excite, sedition; as, seditious behavior; seditious strife; seditious words.

Seditious (a.) Disposed to arouse, or take part in, violent opposition to lawful authority; turbulent; factious; guilty of sedition; as, seditious citizens.

Sedlitz (a.) Same as Seidlitz.

Seducible (a.) Capable of being seduced; corruptible.

Seducing (a.) Seductive.

Seductive (a.) Tending to lead astray; apt to mislead by flattering appearances; tempting; alluring; as, a seductive offer.

Sedulous (a.) Diligent in application or pursuit; constant, steady, and persevering in business, or in endeavors to effect an object; steadily industrious; assiduous; as, the sedulous bee.

Seedless (a.) Without seed or seeds.

Seek (a.) Sick.

Seely (a.) See Silly.

Seem (a.) To appear, or to appear to be; to have a show or semblance; to present an appearance; to look; to strike one's apprehension or fancy as being; to be taken as.

Seeming (a.) Having a semblance, whether with or without reality; apparent; specious; befitting; as, seeming friendship; seeming truth.

Seemless (a.) Unseemly.

Seen (a.) Versed; skilled; accomplished.

Seepy (a.) Alt. of Sipy

Sipy (a.) Oozy; -- applied to land under cultivation that is not well drained.

Seer (a.) Sore; painful.

Seesaw (a.) Moving up and down, or to and fro; having a reciprocating motion.

Segmental (a.) Relating to, or being, a segment.

Segmental (a.) Of or pertaining to the segments of animals; as, a segmental duct; segmental papillae.

Segmental (a.) Of or pertaining to the segmental organs.

Segmented (a.) Divided into segments or joints; articulated.

Segregate (a.) Separate; select.

Segregate (a.) Separated from others of the same kind.

Seidlitz (a.) Of or pertaining to Seidlitz, a village in Bohemia.

Seigneurial (a.) Of or pertaining to the lord of a manor; manorial.

Seigneurial (a.) Vested with large powers; independent.

Seignioral (a.) Of or pertaining to a seignior; seigneurial.

Seigniorial (a.) Same as Seigneurial.

Seismic (a.) Alt. of Seismal

Seismal (a.) Of or pertaining to an earthquake; caused by an earthquake.

Seismographic (a.) Of or pertaining to a seismograph; indicated by a seismograph.

Seismological (a.) Of or pertaining to seismology.

Seismometric (a.) Of or pertaining to seismometry, or seismometer; as, seismometric instruments; seismometric measurements.

Seizable (a.) That may be seized.

Sejant (a.) Alt. of Sejeant

Sejeant (a.) Sitting, as a lion or other beast.

Sejungible (a.) Capable of being disjoined.

Seke (a.) Sick.

Seld (a.) Rare; uncommon; unusual.

Seldom (a.) Rare; infrequent.

Seldseen (a.) Seldom seen.

Seldshewn (a.) Rarely shown or exhibited.

Select (a.) Taken from a number by preferance; picked out as more valuable or exellent than others; of special value or exellence; nicely chosen; selected; choice.

Selective (a.) Selecting; tending to select.

Selenhydric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, hydrogen selenide, H2Se, regarded as an acid analogous to sulphydric acid.

Selenic (a.) Of or pertaining to selenium; derived from, or containing, selenium; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with selenious compounds.

Seleniferous (a.) Containing, or impregnated with, selenium; as, seleniferous pyrites.

Selenious (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, selenium; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with selenic compounds.

Selenitic (a.) Alt. of Selenitical

Selenitical (a.) Of or pertaining to selenite; resembling or containing selenite.

Seleniureted (a.) Combined with selenium as in a selenide; as, seleniureted hydrogen.

Selenecentric (a.) As seen or estimated from the center of the moon; with the moon central.

Selenographic (a.) Alt. of Selenographical

Selenographical (a.) Of or pertaining to selenography.

Self (a.) Same; particular; very; identical.

Self-abased (a.) Humbled by consciousness of inferiority, unworthiness, guilt, or shame.

Self-abasing (a.) Lowering or humbling one's self.

Self-accused (a.) Accused by one's self or by one's conscience.

Self-acting (a.) Acting of or by one's self or by itself; -- said especially of a machine or mechanism which is made to perform of or for itself what is usually done by human agency; automatic; as, a self-acting feed apparatus; a self-acting mule; a self-acting press.

Self-active (a.) Acting of one's self or of itself; acting without depending on other agents.

Self-adjusting (a.) Capable of assuming a desired position or condition with relation to other parts, under varying circumstances, without requiring to be adjusted by hand; -- said of a piece in machinery.

Self-affrighted (a.) Frightened at or by one's self.

Self-annihilated (a.) Annihilated by one's self.

Self-applying (a.) Applying to or by one's self.

Self-approving (a.) Approving one's own action or character by one's own judgment.

Self-asserting (a.) asserting one's self, or one's own rights or claims; hence, putting one's self forward in a confident or assuming manner.

Self-assertive (a.) Disposed to self-assertion; self-asserting.

Self-assumed (a.) Assumed by one's own act, or without authority.

Self-assured (a.) Assured by or of one's self; self-reliant; complacent.

Self-banished (a.) Exiled voluntarily.

Self-begetten (a.) Begotten by one's self, or one's own powers.

Self-bern (a.) Born or produced by one's self.

Self-centered (a.) Alt. of Self-centred

Self-centred (a.) Centered in itself, or in one's self.

Self-centering (a.) Alt. of Self-centring

Self-centring (a.) Centering in one's self.

Self-celored (a.) Being of a single color; -- applied to flowers, animals, and textile fabrics.

Self-communicative (a.) Imparting or communicating by its own powers.

Self-complacent (a.) Satisfied with one's own character, capacity, and doings; self-satisfied.

Self-conceited (a.) Having an overweening opinion of one's own powers, attainments; vain; conceited.

Self-confident (a.) Confident of one's own strength or powers; relying on one's judgment or ability; self-reliant.

Self-conjugate (a.) Having the two things that are conjugate parts of the same figure; as, self-conjugate triangles.

Self-conscious (a.) Conscious of one's acts or state as belonging to, or originating in, one's self.

Self-conscious (a.) Conscious of one's self as an object of the observation of others; as, the speaker was too self-conscious.

Self-considering (a.) Considering in one's own mind; deliberating.

Self-cconsistent (a.) Consistent with one's self or with itself; not deviation from the ordinary standard by which the conduct is guided; logically consistent throughout; having each part consistent with the rest.

Self-consuming (a.) Consuming one's self or itself.

Self-contained (a.) Having self-control; reserved; uncommunicative; wholly engrossed in one's self.

Self-contained (a.) Having all the essential working parts connected by a bedplate or framework, or contained in a case, etc., so that mutual relations of the parts do not depend upon fastening outside of the machine itself.

Self-contradictory (a.) Contradicting one's self or itself.

Self-convicted (a.) Convicted by one's own consciousness, knowledge, avowal, or acts.

Self-created (a.) Created by one's self; not formed or constituted by another.

Self-deceived (a.) Deceived or misled respecting one's self by one's own mistake or error.

Self-defensive (a.) Defending, or tending to defend, one's own person, property, or reputation.

Self-denying (a.) Refusing to gratify one's self; self-sacrificing.

Self-dependent (a.) Dependent on one's self; self-depending; self-reliant.

Self-depending (a.) Depending on one's self.

Self-depraved (a.) Corrupted or depraved by one's self.

Self-destructive (a.) Destroying, or tending to destroy, one's self or itself; rucidal.

Self-determining (a.) Capable of self-determination; as, the self-determining power of will.

Self-devised (a.) Devised by one's self.

Self-devoted (a.) Devoted in person, or by one's own will.

Self-devouring (a.) Devouring one's self or itself.

Self-diffusive (a.) Having power to diffuse itself; diffusing itself.

Self-educated (a.) Educated by one's own efforts, without instruction, or without pecuniary assistance from others.

Self-elective (a.) Having the right of electing one's self, or, as a body, of electing its own members.

Self-evident (a.) Evident without proof or reasoning; producing certainty or conviction upon a bare presentation to the mind; as, a self-evident proposition or truth.

Self-existent (a.) Existing of or by himself,independent of any other being or cause; -- as, God is the only self-existent being.

self-explaining (a.) Explaining itself; capable of being understood without explanation.

Self-fertilized (a.) Fertilized by pollen from the same flower.

Self-glorious (a.) Springing from vainglory or vanity; vain; boastful.

Self-healing (a.) Having the power or property of healing itself.

Self-ignorant (a.) Ignorant of one's self.

Self-imparting (a.) Imparting by one's own, or by its own, powers and will.

Self-important (a.) Having or manifesting an exaggerated idea of one's own importance or merit.

Self-imposed (a.) Voluntarily taken on one's self; as, self-imposed tasks.

Self-indulgent (a.) Indulging one's appetites, desires, etc., freely.

Self-interested (a.) Particularly concerned for one's own interest or happiness.

Selfish (a.) Caring supremely or unduly for one's self; regarding one's own comfort, advantage, etc., in disregard, or at the expense, of those of others.

Selfish (a.) Believing or teaching that the chief motives of human action are derived from love of self.

Self-kindled (a.) Kindled of itself, or without extraneous aid or power.

Self-knowing (a.) Knowing one's self, or one's own character, powers, and limitations.

Self-knowing (a.) Knowing of itself, without help from another.

Selfless (a.) Having no regard to self; unselfish.

Self-luminous (a.) Possessing in itself the property of emitting light.

Self-made (a.) Made by one's self.

Self-moved (a.) Moved by inherent power., without the aid of external impulse.

Self-moving (a.) Moving by inherent power, without the aid of external impulse.

Self-murder (a.) Suicide.

Self-one (a.) Secret.

Self-opinioned (a.) Having a high opinion of one's self; opinionated; conceited.

Self-opininating (a.) Beginning wwith, or springing from, one's self.

Self-perplexed (a.) Perplexed by doubts originating in one's own mind.

Self-posited (a.) Disposed or arranged by an action originating in one's self or in itself.

Self-positing (a.) The act of disposing or arranging one's self or itself.

Self-possessed (a.) Composed or tranquill in mind, manner, etc.; undisturbed.

Self-propagating (a.) Propagating by one's self or by itself.

Self-registering (a.) Registering itself; -- said of any instrument so contrived as to record its own indications of phenomena, whether continuously or at stated times, as at the maxima and minima of variations; as, a self-registering anemometer or barometer.

Self-regulated (a.) Regulated by one's self or by itself.

Self-regulative (a.) Tending or serving to regulate one's self or itself.

Self-reliant (a.) Reliant upon one's self; trusting to one's own powers or judgment.

Self-repelling (a.) Made up of parts, as molecules or atoms, which mutually repel each other; as, gases are self-repelling.

Self-reproached (a.) Reproached by one's own conscience or judgment.

Self-reproaching (a.) Reproaching one's self.

Self-reproved (a.) Reproved by one's own conscience or one's own sense of guilt.

Self-reproving (a.) Reproving one's self; reproving by consciousness of guilt.

Self-repugnant (a.) Self-contradictory; inconsistent.

Self-repulsive (a.) Self-repelling.

Self-restrained (a.) Restrained by one's self or itself; restrained by one's own power or will.

Self-righteous (a.) Righteous in one's own esteem; pharisaic.

Self-sacrificing (a.) Yielding up one's own interest, ffeelings, etc; sacrificing one's self.

Selfsame (a.) Precisely the same; the very same; identical.

Self-satisfied (a.) Satisfied with one's self or one's actions; self-complacent.

Self-satisfying (a.) Giving satisfaction to one's self.

Self-seeking (a.) Seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfish.

Self-sufficient (a.) Sufficient for one's self without external aid or cooperation.

Self-sufficient (a.) Having an overweening confidence in one's own abilities or worth; hence, haughty; overbearing.

Self-sufficing (a.) Sufficing for one's self or for itself, without needing external aid; self-sufficient.

Self-suspended (a.) Suspended by one's self or by itself; balanced.

Self-suspicious (a.) Suspicious or distrustful of one's self.

Self-taught (a.) Taught by one's own efforts.

Self-uned (a.) One with itself; separate from others.

Self-willed (a.) Governed by one's own will; not yielding to the wishes of others; obstinate.

Seljukian (a.) Of or pertaining to Seljuk, a Tartar chief who embraced Mohammedanism, and began the subjection of Western Asia to that faith and rule; of or pertaining to the dynasty founded by him, or the empire maintained by his descendants from the 10th to the 13th century.

Selvaged (a.) Alt. of Selvedged

Selvedged (a.) Having a selvage.

Selve (a.) Self; same.

Sely (a.) Silly.

Semaphoric (a.) Alt. of Semaphorical

Semaphorical (a.) Of or pertaining to a semaphore, or semaphores; telegraphic.

Semblable (a.) Like; similar; resembling.

Semblance (a.) Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form.

Semblance (a.) Likeness; resemblance, actual or apparent; similitude; as, the semblance of worth; semblance of virtue.

Semblant (a.) Like; resembling.

Semblant (a.) Seeming, rather than real; apparent.

Semblative (a.) Resembling.

Semble (a.) To imitate; to make a representation or likeness.

Semble (a.) It seems; -- chiefly used impersonally in reports and judgments to express an opinion in reference to the law on some point not necessary to be decided, and not intended to be definitely settled in the cause.

Semble (a.) Like; resembling.

Seme (a.) Sprinkled or sown; -- said of field, or a charge, when strewed or covered with small charges.

Semeiological (a.) Alt. of Semiologioal

Semiologioal (a.) Of or pertaining to the science of signs, or the systematic use of signs; as, a semeiological classification of the signs or symptoms of disease; a semeiological arrangement of signs used as signals.

Semeiotic (a.) Alt. of Semiotic

Semiotic (a.) Relating to signs or indications; pertaining to the language of signs, or to language generally as indicating thought.

Semiotic (a.) Of or pertaining to the signs or symptoms of diseases.

Semeniferous (a.) Seminiferous.

Semiacid (a.) Slightly acid; subacid.

Semiacidified (a.) Half acidified.

Semiadherent (a.) Adherent part way.

Semiamplexicaul (a.) Partially amplexicaul; embracing the stem half round, as a leaf.

Semiiannual (a.) Half-yearly.

Semiannular (a.) Having the figure of a half circle; forming a semicircle.

Semi-Arian (a.) Of or pertaining to Semi-Arianism.

Semibarbarian (a.) Half barbarous; partially civilized.

Semibarbaric (a.) Half barbarous or uncivilized; as, semibarbaric display.

Semibarbarous (a.) Half barbarous.

Semicalcareous (a.) Half or partially calcareous; as, a semicalcareous plant.

Semicalcined (a.) Half calcined; as, semicalcined iron.

Semicentennial (a.) Of or pertaining to half of a century, or a period of fifty years; as, a semicentennial commemoration.

Semichaotic (a.) Partially chaotic.

Semi-Christianized (a.) Half Christianized.

Semicircled (a.) Semicircular.

Semicircular (a.) Having the form of half of a circle.

Semicolumnar (a.) Like a semicolumn; flat on one side and round on the other; imperfectly columnar.

Semicompact (a.) Half compact; imperfectly indurated.

Semiconscious (a.) Half conscious; imperfectly conscious.

Semi crustaceous (a.) Half crustaceous; partially crustaceous.


Semicubical (a.) Of or pertaining to the square root of the cube of a quantity.

Semicylindric (a.) Alt. of Semicylyndrical

Semicylyndrical (a.) Half cylindrical.

Semideistical (a.) Half deisticsl; bordering on deism.

Semidetached (a.) Half detached; partly distinct or separate.

Semidiaphanous (a.) Half or imperfectly transparent; translucent.

Semidiurnal (a.) Pertaining to, or accomplished in, half a day, or twelve hours; occurring twice every day.

Semidiurnal (a.) Pertaining to, or traversed in, six hours, or in half the time between the rising and setting of a heavenly body; as, a semidiurnal arc.

Semidouble (a.) Having the outermost stamens converted into petals, while the inner ones remain perfect; -- said of a flower.

Semiflexed (a.) Half bent.

Semifloscular (a.) Semiflosculous.

Semiflosculous (a.) Having all the florets ligulate, as in the dandelion.

Semifluid (a.) Imperfectly fluid.

Semiformed (a.) Half formed; imperfectly formed; as, semiformed crystals.

Semihistorical (a.) Half or party historical.

Semihoral (a.) Half-hourly.

Semiindurated (a.) Imperfectly indurated or hardened.

Semilapidified (a.) Imperfectly changed into stone.

Semilenticular (a.) Half lenticular or convex; imperfectly resembling a lens.

Semiligneous (a.) Half or partially ligneous, as a stem partly woody and partly herbaceous.

Semiliquid (a.) Half liquid; semifluid.

Semilogical (a.) Half logical; partly logical; said of fallacies.

Semilunar (a.) Shaped like a half moon.

Semilunary (a.) Semilunar.

Semilunate (a.) Semilunar.

Semimetallic (a.) Of or pertaining to a semimetal; possessing metallic properties in an inferior degree; resembling metal.

Semimonthly (a.) Coming or made twice in a month; as, semimonthly magazine; a semimonthly payment.

Semiimute (a.) Having the faculty of speech but imperfectly developed or partially lost.

Seminal (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, seed or semen; as, the seminal fluid.

Seminal (a.) Contained in seed; holding the relation of seed, source, or first principle; holding the first place in a series of developed results or consequents; germinal; radical; primary; original; as, seminal principles of generation; seminal virtue.

Seminary (a.) Belonging to seed; seminal.

Semined (a.) Thickly covered or sown, as with seeds.

Seminiferous (a.) Seed-bearing; producing seed; pertaining to, or connected with, the formation of semen; as, seminiferous cells or vesicles.

Seminific (a.) Alt. of Semnifical

Semnifical (a.) Forming or producing seed, or the male generative product of animals or of plants.

Seminude (a.) Partially nude; half naked.

Semiofficial (a.) Half official; having some official authority or importance; as, a semiofficial statement.

Semiopacous (a.) Semiopaque.

Semiopaque (a.) Half opaque; only half transparent.

Semiorbicular (a.) Having the shape of a half orb or sphere.

Semiotic (a.) Same as Semeiotic.

Semioval (a.) Half oval.

Semiovate (a.) Half ovate.

Semioxygenated (a.) Combined with oxygen only in part.

Semipagan (a.) Half pagan.

Semipalmate (a.) Alt. of Semipalmated

Semipalmated (a.) Having the anterior toes joined only part way down with a web; half-webbed; as, a semipalmate bird or foot. See Illust. k under Aves.

Semipedal (a.) Containing a half foot.

Semi-Pelagian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Semi-Pelagians, or their tenets.

Semipellucid (a.) Half clear, or imperfectly transparent; as, a semipellucid gem.

Semipenniform (a.) Half or partially penniform; as, a semipenniform muscle.

Semiperspicuous (a.) Half transparent; imperfectly clear; semipellucid.

Semiphlogisticated (a.) Partially impregnated with phlogiston.

Semiprecious (a.) Somewhat precious; as, semiprecious stones or metals.

Semirecondite (a.) Half hidden or half covered; said of the head of an insect when half covered by the shield of the thorax.

Semisavage (a.) Half savage.

Semi-Saxon (a.) Half Saxon; -- specifically applied to the language intermediate between Saxon and English, belonging to the period 1150-1250.

Semisolid (a.) Partially solid.

Semispheric (a.) Alt. of Semispherical

Semispherical (a.) Having the figure of a half sphere.

Semispheroidal (a.) Formed like a half spheroid.

Semiterete (a.) Half terete.

Semitertian (a.) Having the characteristics of both a tertian and a quotidian intermittent.

Semitic (a.) Of or pertaining to Shem or his descendants; belonging to that division of the Caucasian race which includes the Arabs, Jews, and related races.

Semitonic (a.) Of or pertaining to a semitone; consisting of a semitone, or of semitones.

Semitranslucent (a.) Slightly clear; transmitting light in a slight degree.

Semitransparent (a.) Half or imperfectly transparent.

Semiverticillate (a.) Partially verticillate.

Semivif (a.) Only half alive.

Semivitreous (a.) Partially vitreous.

Semivitrified (a.) Half or imperfectly vitrified; partially converted into glass.

Semivocal (a.) Of or pertaining to a semivowel; half cocal; imperfectly sounding.

Semiweekly (a.) Coming, or made, or done, once every half week; as, a semiweekly newspaper; a semiweekly trip.

Sempervirent (a.) Always fresh; evergreen.

Sempiternal (a.) Of neverending duration; everlasting; endless; having beginning, but no end.

Sempiternal (a.) Without beginning or end; eternal.

Sempiterne (a.) Sempiternal.

Senary (a.) Of six; belonging to six; containing six.

Senatorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a senator, or a senate; becoming to a senator, or a senate; as, senatorial duties; senatorial dignity.

Senatorial (a.) Entitled to elect a senator, or by senators; as, the senatorial districts of a State.

Senatorian (a.) Senatorial.

Senatorious (a.) Senatorial.

Senescent (a.) Growing old; decaying with the lapse of time.

Senile (a.) Of or pertaining to old age; proceeding from, or characteristic of, old age; affected with the infirmities of old age; as, senile weakness.

Senior (a.) More advanced than another in age; prior in age; elder; hence, more advanced in dignity, rank, or office; superior; as, senior member; senior counsel.

Senior (a.) Belonging to the final year of the regular course in American colleges, or in professional schools.

Senocular (a.) Having six eyes.

Senonian (a.) In european geology, a name given to the middle division of the Upper Cretaceous formation.

Sensate (a.) Alt. of Sensated

Sensated (a.) Felt or apprehended through a sense, or the senses.

Sensational (a.) Of or pertaining to sensation; as, sensational nerves.

Sensational (a.) Of or pertaining to sensationalism, or the doctrine that sensation is the sole origin of knowledge.

Sensational (a.) Suited or intended to excite temporarily great interest or emotion; melodramatic; emotional; as, sensational plays or novels; sensational preaching; sensational journalism; a sensational report.

Senseful (a.) Full of sense, meaning, or reason; reasonable; judicious.

Senseless (a.) Destitute of, deficient in, or contrary to, sense; without sensibility or feeling; unconscious; stupid; foolish; unwise; unreasonable.

Sensible (a.) Capable of being perceived by the senses; apprehensible through the bodily organs; hence, also, perceptible to the mind; making an impression upon the sense, reason, or understanding; ////// heat; sensible resistance.

Sensible (a.) Having the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; capable of perceiving by the instrumentality of the proper organs; liable to be affected physsically or mentally; impressible.

Sensible (a.) Hence: Liable to impression from without; easily affected; having nice perception or acute feeling; sensitive; also, readily moved or affected by natural agents; delicate; as, a sensible thermometer.

Sensible (a.) Perceiving or having perception, either by the senses or the mind; cognizant; perceiving so clearly as to be convinced; satisfied; persuaded.

Sensible (a.) Having moral perception; capable of being affected by moral good or evil.

Sensible (a.) Possessing or containing sense or reason; giftedwith, or characterized by, good or common sense; intelligent; wise.

Sensifacient (a.) Converting into sensation.

Sensiferous (a.) Exciting sensation; conveying sensation.

Sensific (a.) Exciting sensation.

Sensificatory (a.) Susceptible of, or converting into, sensation; as, the sensificatory part of a nervous system.

Sensigenous (a.) Causing or exciting sensation.

Sensitive (a.) Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul.

Sensitive (a.) Having quick and acute sensibility, either to the action of external objects, or to impressions upon the mind and feelings; highly susceptible; easily and acutely affected.

Sensitive (a.) Having a capacity of being easily affected or moved; as, a sensitive thermometer; sensitive scales.

Sensitive (a.) Readily affected or changed by certain appropriate agents; as, silver chloride or bromide, when in contact with certain organic substances, is extremely sensitive to actinic rays.

Sensitive (a.) Serving to affect the sense; sensible.

Sensitive (a.) Of or pertaining to sensation; depending on sensation; as, sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation.

Sensive (a.) Having sense or sensibility; sensitive.

Sensor (a.) Sensory; as, the sensor nerves.

Sensorial (a.) Of or pertaining to the sensorium; as, sensorial faculties, motions, powers.

Sensori-volitional (a.) Concerned both in sensation and volition; -- applied to those nerve fibers which pass to and from the cerebro-spinal axis, and are respectively concerned in sensation and volition.

Sensory (a.) Of or pertaining to the sensorium or sensation; as, sensory impulses; -- especially applied to those nerves and nerve fibers which convey to a nerve center impulses resulting in sensation; also sometimes loosely employed in the sense of afferent, to indicate nerve fibers which convey impressions of any kind to a nerve center.

Sensual (a.) Pertaining to, consisting in, or affecting, the sense, or bodily organs of perception; relating to, or concerning, the body, in distinction from the spirit.

Sensual (a.) Hence, not spiritual or intellectual; carnal; fleshly; pertaining to, or consisting in, the gratification of the senses, or the indulgence of appetites; wordly.

Sensual (a.) Devoted to the pleasures of sense and appetite; luxurious; voluptuous; lewd; libidinous.

Sensual (a.) Pertaining or peculiar to the philosophical doctrine of sensualism.

Sensualistic (a.) Sensual.

Sensualistic (a.) Adopting or teaching the doctrines of sensualism.

Sensuous (a.) Of or pertaining to the senses, or sensible objects; addressing the senses; suggesting pictures or images of sense.

Sensuous (a.) Highly susceptible to influence through the senses.

sentential (a.) Comprising sentences; as, a sentential translation.

sentential (a.) Of or pertaining to a sentence, or full period; as, a sentential pause.

Sententious (a.) Abounding with sentences, axioms, and maxims; full of meaning; terse and energetic in expression; pithy; as, a sententious style or discourse; sententious truth.

Sententious (a.) Comprising or representing sentences; sentential.

Sentient (a.) Having a faculty, or faculties, of sensation and perception. Specif. (Physiol.), especially sensitive; as, the sentient extremities of nerves, which terminate in the various organs or tissues.

Sentiment (a.) A thought prompted by passion or feeling; a state of mind in view of some subject; feeling toward or respecting some person or thing; disposition prompting to action or expression.

Sentiment (a.) Hence, generally, a decision of the mind formed by deliberation or reasoning; thought; opinion; notion; judgment; as, to express one's sentiments on a subject.

Sentiment (a.) A sentence, or passage, considered as the expression of a thought; a maxim; a saying; a toast.

Sentiment (a.) Sensibility; feeling; tender susceptibility.

Sentimental (a.) Having, expressing, or containing a sentiment or sentiments; abounding with moral reflections; containing a moral reflection; didactic.

Sentimental (a.) Inc

Sentimental (a.) Addressed or pleasing to the emotions only, usually to the weaker and the unregulated emotions.

Sepaled (a.) Having one or more sepals.


Sepaloid (a.) Like a sepal, or a division of a calyx.

Sepalous (a.) Having, or relating to, sepals; -- used mostly in composition. See under Sepal.

Separable (a.) Capable of being separated, disjoined, disunited, or divided; as, the separable parts of plants; qualities not separable from the substance in which they exist.

Separatical (a.) Of or pertaining to separatism in religion; schismatical.

Separating (a.) Designed or employed to separate.

Separatistic (a.) Of or pertaining to separatists; characterizing separatists; schismatical.

Separative (a.) Causing, or being to cause, separation.

Separatory (a.) Separative.

Sepelible (a.) Admitting of burial.

Sepia (a.) Of a dark brown color, with a little red in its composition; also, made of, or done in, sepia.

Sepic (a.) Of or pertaining to sepia; done in sepia; as, a sepic drawing.

Sepidaceous (a.) Like or pertaining to the cuttlefishes of the genus Sepia.

Septal (a.) Of or pertaining to a septum or septa, as of a coral or a shell.

Septangular (a.) Heptagonal.

Septate (a.) Divided by partition or partitions; having septa; as, a septate pod or shell.

Septemfluous (a.) Flowing sevenfold; divided into seven streams or currents.

Septempartite (a.) Divided nearly to the base into seven parts; as, a septempartite leaf.

Septenary (a.) Consisting of, or relating to, seven; as, a septenary number.

Septenary (a.) Lasting seven years; continuing seven years.

Septenate (a.) Having parts in sevens; heptamerous.

Septennial (a.) Lasting or continuing seven years; as, septennial parliaments.

Septennial (a.) Happening or returning once in every seven years; as, septennial elections in England.

Septentrial (a.) Septentrional.

Septentrion (a.) Alt. of Septentrional

Septentrional (a.) Of or pertaining to the north; northern.

Septic (a.) Of the seventh degree or order.

Septic (a.) Alt. of Septical

Septical (a.) Having power to promote putrefaction.

Septicidal (a.) Dividing the partitions; -- said of a method of dehiscence in which a pod splits through the partitions and is divided into its component carpels.

Septifarious (a.) Turned in seven different ways.

Septiferous (a.) Bearing a partition; -- said of the valves of a capsule.

Septiferous (a.) Conveying putrid poison; as, the virulence of septiferous matter.

Septifluous (a.) Flowing in seven streams; septemfluous.

Septifolious (a.) Having seven leaves.

Septiform (a.) Having the form of a septum.

Septifragal (a.) Breaking from the partitions; -- said of a method of dehiscence in which the valves of a pod break away from the partitions, and these remain attached to the common axis.

Septilateral (a.) Having seven sides; as, a septilateral figure.

Septinsular (a.) Consisting of seven islands; as, the septinsular republic of the Ionian Isles.

Septoic (a.) See Heptoic.

Septomaxillary (a.) Of or pertaining to the nasal septum and the maxilla; situated in the region of these parts.

Septuagenary (a.) Consisting of seventy; also, seventy years old.

Septuagesimal (a.) Consisting of seventy days, years, etc.; reckoned by seventies.

Septulate (a.) Having imperfect or spurious septa.

Septuple (a.) Seven times as much; multiplied by seven; sevenfold.

Sepulchral (a.) Of or pertaining to burial, to the grave, or to monuments erected to the memory of the dead; as, a sepulchral stone; a sepulchral inscription.

Sepulchral (a.) Unnaturally low and grave; hollow in tone; -- said of sound, especially of the voice.

Sequacious (a.) Inc

Sequacious (a.) Hence, ductile; malleable; pliant; manageable.

Sequacious (a.) Having or observing logical sequence; logically consistent and rigorous; consecutive in development or transition of thought.

Sequent (a.) Following; succeeding; in continuance.

Sequent (a.) Following as an effect; consequent.

Sequential (a.) Succeeding or following in order.

Sequestered (a.) Retired; secluded.

Sequestrable (a.) Capable of being sequestered; subject or liable to sequestration.

Sequestral (a.) Of or pertaining to a sequestrum.

Seraphic (a.) Alt. of Seraphical

Seraphical (a.) Of or pertaining to a seraph; becoming, or suitable to, a seraph; angelic; sublime; pure; refined.

Serbonian (a.) Relating to the lake of Serbonis in Egypt, which by reason of the sand blowing into it had a deceptive appearance of being solid land, but was a bog.

Sere (a.) Dry; withered. Same as Sear.

Serene (a.) Bright; clear; unabscured; as, a serene sky.

Serene (a.) Calm; placid; undisturbed; unruffled; as, a serene aspect; a serene soul.

Serial (a.) Of or pertaining to a series; consisting of a series; appearing in successive parts or numbers; as, a serial work or publication.

Serial (a.) Of or pertaining to rows.

Seriate (a.) Arranged in a series or succession; pertaining to a series.

Sericeous (a.) Of or pertaining to silk; consisting of silk; silky.

Sericeous (a.) Covered with very soft hairs pressed close to the surface; as, a sericeous leaf.

Sericeous (a.) Having a silklike luster, usually due to fine, close hairs.

Serio-comic (a.) Alt. of Serio-comical

Serio-comical (a.) Having a mixture of seriousness and sport; serious and comical.

Serious (a.) Grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn; not light, gay, or volatile.

Serious (a.) Really intending what is said; being in earnest; not jesting or deceiving.

Serious (a.) Important; weighty; not trifling; grave.

Serious (a.) Hence, giving rise to apprehension; attended with danger; as, a serious injury.

Sermonic (a.) Alt. of Sermonical

Sermonical (a.) Like, or appropriate to, a sermon; grave and didactic.

Sermonish (a.) Resembling a sermon.

Serose (a.) Serous.

Serotinous (a.) Appearing or blossoming later in the season than is customary with allied species.

Serous (a.) Thin; watery; like serum; as the serous fluids.

Serous (a.) Of or pertaining to serum; as, the serous glands, membranes, layers. See Serum.

Serpentaria (a.) The fibrous aromatic root of the Virginia snakeroot (Aristolochia Serpentaria).

Serpentiform (a.) Having the form of a serpent.

Serpentigenous (a.) Bred of a serpent.

Serpentine (a.) Resembling a serpent; having the shape or qualities of a serpent; subtle; winding or turning one way and the other, like a moving serpent; anfractuous; meandering; sinuous; zigzag; as, serpentine braid.

Serpentinous (a.) Relating to, or like, serpentine; as, a rock serpentinous in character.

Serpent-tongued (a.) Having a forked tongue, like a serpent.

Serpiginous (a.) Creeping; -- said of lesions which heal over one portion while continuing to advance at another.

Serranoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Serranidae.

Serrate (a.) Alt. of Serrated

Serrated (a.) Notched on the edge, like a saw.

Serrated (a.) Beset with teeth pointing forwards or upwards; as, serrate leaves.

Serratirostral (a.) Having a toothed bill, like that of a toucan.

Serricated (a.) Covered with fine silky down.

Serricorn (a.) Having serrated antenn/.

Serried (a.) Crowded; compact; dense; pressed together.

Serrous (a.) Like the teeth off a saw; jagged.

Serrulate (a.) Alt. of Serrulated

Serrulated (a.) Finely serrate; having very minute teeth.

Servable (a.) Capable of being served.

Servable (a.) Capable of being preserved.


Servian (a.) Of or pertaining to Servia, a kingdom of Southern Europe.

Serviceable (a.) Doing service; promoting happiness, interest, advantage, or any good; useful to any end; adapted to any good end use; beneficial; advantageous.

Serviceable (a.) Prepared for rendering service; capable of, or fit for, the performance of duty; hence, active; diligent.

Servient (a.) Subordinate.

Servile (a.) Of or pertaining to a servant or slave; befitting a servant or a slave; proceeding from dependence; hence, meanly submissive; slavish; mean; cringing; fawning; as, servile flattery; servile fear; servile obedience.

Servile (a.) Held in subjection; dependent; enslaved.

Servile (a.) Not belonging to the original root; as, a servile letter.

Servile (a.) Not itself sounded, but serving to lengthen the preceeding vowel, as e in tune.

Sesamoid (a.) Resembling in shape the seeds of sesame.

Sesamoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the sesamoid bones or cartilages; sesamoidal.

Sesamoidal (a.) Sesamoid.

Sesquialter (a.) Sesquialteral.

Sesquialteral (a.) Alt. of Sesquialterate

Sesquialterate (a.) Once and a half times as great as another; having the ratio of one and a half to one.

Sesquialterous (a.) Sesquialteral.

Sesquibasic (a.) Containing, or acting as, a base in the proportions of a sesqui compound.

Sesquiduplicate (a.) Twice and a half as great (as another thing); having the ratio of two and a half to one.

Sesquipedal (a.) Alt. of Sesquipedalian

Sesquipedalian (a.) Measuring or containing a foot and a half; as, a sesquipedalian pygmy; -- sometimes humorously applied to long words.

Sesquiplicate (a.) Subduplicate of the triplicate; -- a term applied to ratios; thus, a and a' are in the sesquiplicate ratio of b and b', when a is to a' as the square root of the cube of b is to the square root of the cube of b', or a:a'::Ab3:Ab'3.

Sesquitertial (a.) Sesquitertian.

Sesquitertian (a.) Alt. of Sesquitertianal

Sesquitertianal (a.) Having the ratio of one and one third to one (as 4 : 3).

Sessile (a.) Attached without any sensible projecting support.

Sessile (a.) Resting directly upon the main stem or branch, without a petiole or footstalk; as, a sessile leaf or blossom.

Sessile (a.) Permanently attached; -- said of the gonophores of certain hydroids which never became detached.

Sessile-eyed (a.) Having eyes which are not elevated on a stalk; -- opposed to stalk-eyed.

Sessional (a.) Of or pertaining to a session or sessions.

Set (a.) Fixed in position; immovable; rigid; as, a set

Set (a.) Firm; unchanging; obstinate; as, set opinions or prejudices.

Set (a.) Regular; uniform; formal; as, a set discourse; a set battle.

Set (a.) Established; prescribed; as, set forms of prayer.

Set (a.) Adjusted; arranged; formed; adapted.

Setaceous (a.) Set with, or consisting of, bristles; bristly; as, a stiff, setaceous tail.

Setaceous (a.) Bristelike in form or texture; as, a setaceous feather; a setaceous leaf.

Sethic (a.) See Sothic.

Setiferous (a.) Producing, or having one or more, bristles.

Setiform (a.) Having the form or structure of setae.

Setigerous (a.) Covered with bristles; having or bearing a seta or setae; setiferous; as, setigerous glands; a setigerous segment of an annelid; specifically (Bot.), tipped with a bristle.

Setiparous (a.) Producing setae; -- said of the organs from which the setae of annelids arise.

Setose (a.) Alt. of Setous

Setous (a.) Thickly set with bristles or bristly hairs.

Set-stitched (a.) Stitched according to a formal pattern.

Setulose (a.) Having small bristles or setae.

Seven (a.) One more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one week.

Sevenfold (a.) Repeated seven times; having seven thicknesses; increased to seven times the size or amount.

Seventeen (a.) One more than sixteen; ten and seven added; as, seventeen years.

Seventeenth (a.) Next in order after the sixteenth; coming after sixteen others.

Seventeenth (a.) Constituting or being one of seventeen equal parts into which anything is divided.

Seventh (a.) Next in order after the sixth;; coming after six others.

Seventh (a.) Constituting or being one of seven equal parts into which anything is divided; as, the seventh part.

Seventieth (a.) Next in order after the sixty-ninth; as, a man in the seventieth year of his age.

Seventieth (a.) Constituting or being one of seventy equal parts.

Seventy (a.) Seven times ten; one more than sixty-nine.

Severable (a.) Capable of being severed.

Several (a.) Separate; distinct; particular; single.

Several (a.) Diverse; different; various.

Several (a.) Consisting of a number more than two, but not very many; divers; sundry; as, several persons were present when the event took place.

Sexagenary (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, the number sixty; poceeding by sixties; sixty years old.

Sexagesimal (a.) Pertaining to, or founded on, the number sixty.

Sexangled (a.) Alt. of Sexangular

Sexangular (a.) Having six angles; hexagonal.

Sexavalent (a.) See Sexivalent.

Sexed (a.) Belonging to sex; having sex; distinctively male of female; as, the sexed condition.

Sexenary (a.) Proceeding by sixes; sextuple; -- applied especially to a system of arithmetical computation in which the base is six.

Sexennial (a.) Lasting six years, or happening once in six years.

Sexfid (a.) Alt. of Sexifid

Sexifid (a.) Six-cleft; as, a sexfid calyx or nectary.

Sexisyllabic (a.) Having six syllables.

Sexivalent (a.) Hexavalent.

Sexless (a.) Having no sex.

Sexlocular (a.) Having six cells for seeds; six-celled; as, a sexlocular pericarp.

Sexly (a.) Pertaining to sex.

Sexradiate (a.) Having six rays; -- said of certain sponge spicules. See Illust. of Spicule.

Sextic (a.) Of the sixth degree or order.

Sextile (a.) Measured by sixty degrees; fixed or indicated by a distance of sixty degrees.

Sextodecimo (a.) Having sixteen leaves to a sheet; of, or equal to, the size of one fold of a sheet of printing paper when folded so as to make sixteen leaves, or thirty-two pages; as, a sextodecimo volume.

Sextuple (a.) Six times as much; sixfold.

Sextuple (a.) Divisible by six; having six beats; as, sixtuple measure.

Sexual (a.) Of or pertaining to sex, or the sexes; distinguishing sex; peculiar to the distinction and office of male or female; relating to the distinctive genital organs of the sexes; proceeding from, or based upon, sex; as, sexual characteristics; sexual intercourse, connection, or commerce; sexual desire; sexual diseases; sexual generation.

Sforzando (a.) Alt. of Sforzato

Sforzato (a.) Forcing or forced; -- a direction placed over a note, to signify that it must be executed with peculiar emphasis and force; -- marked fz (an abbreviation of forzando), sf, sfz, or /.

Sfumato (a.) Having vague out

Sgraffito (a.) Scratched; -- said of decorative painting of a certain style, in which a white overland surface is cut or scratched through, so as to form the design from a dark ground underneath.

Shabbed (a.) Shabby.

Shackly (a.) Shaky; rickety.

Shadeful (a.) Full of shade; shady.

Shadeless (a.) Being without shade; not shaded.

Shadowish (a.) Shadowy; vague.

Shadowless (a.) Having no shadow.

Shadowy (a.) Full of shade or shadows; causing shade or shadow.

Shadowy (a.) Hence, dark; obscure; gloomy; dim.

Shadowy (a.) Not brightly luminous; faintly light.

Shadowy (a.) Faintly representative; hence, typical.

Shadowy (a.) Unsubstantial; unreal; as, shadowy honor.

Shafted (a.) Furnished with a shaft, or with shafts; as, a shafted arch.

Shafted (a.) Having a shaft; -- applied to a spear when the head and the shaft are of different tinctures.

Shag (a.) Hairy; shaggy.

Shagged (a.) Shaggy; rough.

Shag-haired (a.) Having shaggy hair.

Shagreen (a.) Alt. of Shagreened

Shagreened (a.) Made or covered with the leather called shagreen.

Shagreened (a.) Covered with rough scales or points like those on shagreen.

Shaken (a.) Caused to shake; agitated; as, a shaken bough.

Shaken (a.) Cracked or checked; split. See Shake, n., 2.

Shakespearean (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the style of, Shakespeare or his works.

Shallow-bodied (a.) Having a moderate depth of hold; -- said of a vessel.

Shallow-brained (a.) Weak in intellect; foolish; empty-headed.

Shallow-hearted (a.) Incapable of deep feeling.

Shallow-pated (a.) Shallow-brained.

Shallow-waisted (a.) Having a flush deck, or with only a moderate depression amidships; -- said of a vessel.

Shaly (a.) Resembling shale in structure.

Sham (a.) False; counterfeit; pretended; feigned; unreal; as, a sham fight.

Shamanic (a.) Of or pertaining to Shamanism.

Shambling (a.) Characterized by an awkward, irregular pace; as, a shambling trot; shambling legs.

Shamefast (a.) Modest; shamefaced.

Shameful (a.) Bringing shame or disgrace; injurious to reputation; disgraceful.

Shameful (a.) Exciting the feeling of shame in others; indecent; as, a shameful picture; a shameful sight.

Shameless (a.) Destitute of shame; wanting modesty; brazen-faced; insensible to disgrace.

Shameless (a.) Indicating want of modesty, or sensibility to disgrace; indecent; as, a shameless picture or poem.

Shanked (a.) Having a shank.

Shanty (a.) Jaunty; showy.

Shapable (a.) That may be shaped.

Shapable (a.) Shapely.

Shapeless (a.) Destitute of shape or regular form; wanting symmetry of dimensions; misshapen; -- opposed to shapely.

Shard-borne (a.) Borne on shards or scaly wing cases.

Sharded (a.) Having elytra, as a beetle.

Shardy (a.) Having, or consisting of, shards.

Sharp-cut (a.) Cut sharply or definitely, or so as to make a clear, well-defined impression, as the

Sharpen (a.) To make sharp.

Sharpen (a.) To give a keen edge or fine point to; to make sharper; as, to sharpen an ax, or the teeth of a saw.

Sharpen (a.) To render more quick or acute in perception; to make more ready or ingenious.

Sharpen (a.) To make more eager; as, to sharpen men's desires.

Sharpen (a.) To make more pungent and intense; as, to sharpen a pain or disease.

Sharpen (a.) To make biting, sarcastic, or severe.

Sharpen (a.) To render more shrill or piercing.

Sharpen (a.) To make more tart or acid; to make sour; as, the rays of the sun sharpen vinegar.

Sharpen (a.) To raise, as a sound, by means of a sharp; to apply a sharp to.

Sharp-set (a.) Eager in appetite or desire of gratification; affected by keen hunger; ravenous; as, an eagle or a lion sharp-set.

Sharp-sighted (a.) Having quick or acute sight; -- used literally and figuratively.

Sharp-witted (a.) Having an acute or nicely discerning mind.

Shatter-brained (a.) Alt. of Shatter-pated

Shatter-pated (a.) Disordered or wandering in intellect; hence, heedless; wild.

Shattery (a.) Easily breaking into pieces; not compact; loose of texture; brittle; as, shattery spar.

Sheafy (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, a sheaf or sheaves; resembling a sheaf.

Sheathed (a.) Povided with, or inclosed in, sheath.

Sheathed (a.) Invested by a sheath, or cylindrical membranaceous tube, which is the base of the leaf, as the stalk or culm in grasses; vaginate.

Sheathless (a.) Without a sheath or case for covering; unsheathed.

Sheath-winged (a.) Having elytra, or wing cases, as a beetle.

Sheathy (a.) Forming or resembling a sheath or case.

Sheaved (a.) Made of straw.

Sheeny (a.) Bright; shining; radiant; sheen.

Sheep-faced (a.) Over-bashful; sheepish.

Sheep-headed (a.) Silly; simple-minded; stupid.

Sheepish (a.) Of or pertaining to sheep.

Sheepish (a.) Like a sheep; bashful; over-modest; meanly or foolishly diffident; timorous to excess.

Sheepy (a.) Resembling sheep; sheepish.

Sheld (a.) Variegated; spotted; speckled; piebald.

Shelfy (a.) Abounding in shelves; full of dangerous shallows.

Shelfy (a.) Full of strata of rock.

Shelled (a.) Having a shell.

Shell-less (a.) Having no shell.

Shellproof (a.) Capable of resisting bombs or other shells; bombproof.

Shelly (a.) Abounding with shells; consisting of shells, or of a shell.

Shelterless (a.) Destitute of shelter or protection.

Sheltery (a.) Affording shelter.

Shelving (a.) Sloping gradually; inclining; as, a shelving shore.

Shelvy (a.) Sloping gradually; shelving.

Shemitic (a.) Alt. of Shemitish

Shemitish (a.) Of or pertaining to Shem, the son of Noah, or his descendants. See Semitic.

Shendful (a.) Destructive; ruinous; disgraceful.

Shepherdly (a.) Resembling, or becoming to, a shepherd; pastoral; rustic.

Shieldless (a.) Destitute of a shield, or of protection.

Shiftable (a.) Admitting of being shifted.

Shifting (a.) Changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle; as, shifting winds; shifting opinions or principles.

Shifting (a.) Adapted or used for shifting anything.

Shiftless (a.) Destitute of expedients, or not using successful expedients; characterized by failure, especially by failure to provide for one's own support, through negligence or incapacity; hence, lazy; improvident; thriftless; as, a shiftless fellow; shiftless management.

Shifty (a.) Full of, or ready with, shifts; fertile in expedients or contrivance.

Shingly (a.) Abounding with shingle, or gravel.

Shining (a.) Emitting light, esp. in a continuous manner; radiant; as, shining lamps; also, bright by the reflection of light; as, shining armor.

Shining (a.) Splendid; illustrious; brilliant; distinguished; conspicious; as, a shining example of charity.

Shining (a.) Having the surface smooth and polished; -- said of leaves, the surfaces of shells, etc.

Shipless (a.) Destitute of ships.

Shipping (a.) Relating to ships, their ownership, transfer, or employment; as, shiping concerns.

Shipping (a.) Relating to, or concerned in, the forwarding of goods; as, a shipping clerk.

Ship-rigged (a.) Rigged like a ship, that is, having three masts, each with square sails.

Shipshape (a.) Arranged in a manner befitting a ship; hence, trim; tidy; orderly.

Shirky (a.) Disposed to shirk.

Shirl (a.) Shrill.

Shirred (a.) Made or gathered into a shirr; as, a shirred bonnet.

Shirred (a.) Broken into an earthen dish and baked over the fire; -- said of eggs.

Shirtless (a.) Not having or wearing a shirt.

Shittle (a.) Wavering; unsettled; inconstant.

Shivery (a.) Tremulous; shivering.

Shivery (a.) Easily broken; brittle; shattery.

Shoal (a.) Having little depth; shallow; as, shoal water.

Shoaling (a.) Becoming shallow gradually.

Shoaly (a.) Full of shoals, or shallow places.

Shock (a.) Bushy; shaggy; as, a shock hair.

Shock-head (a.) Shock-headed.

Shock-headed (a.) Having a thick and bushy head of hair.

Shocking (a.) Causing to shake or tremble, as by a blow; especially, causing to recoil with horror or disgust; extremely offensive or disgusting.

Shoddy (a.) Made wholly or in part of shoddy; containing shoddy; as, shoddy cloth; shoddy blankets; hence, colloquially, not genuine; sham; pretentious; as, shoddy aristocracy.

Shoeless (a.) Destitute of shoes.

Shooting (a.) Of or pertaining to shooting; for shooting; darting.

Shooty (a.) Sprouting or coming up freely and regularly.

Shoplike (a.) Suiting a shop; vulgar.

Shoppish (a.) Having the appearance or qualities of a shopkeeper, or shopman.

Shoppy (a.) Abounding with shops.

Shoppy (a.) Of or pertaining to shops, or one's own shop or business; as, shoppy talk.

Shopworn (a.) Somewhat worn or damaged by having been kept for a time in a shop.

Shoreless (a.) Having no shore or coast; of indefinite or unlimited extent; as, a shoreless ocean.

Shorl (a.) Alt. of Shorlaceous

Shorlaceous (a.) See Schorl, Schorlaceous.

Short-breathed (a.) Having short-breath, or quick respiration.

Short-breathed (a.) Having short life.

Short-dated (a.) Having little time to run from the date.

Shorten (a.) To make short or shorter in measure, extent, or time; as, to shorten distance; to shorten a road; to shorten days of calamity.

Shorten (a.) To reduce or diminish in amount, quantity, or extent; to lessen; to abridge; to curtail; to contract; as, to shorten work, an allowance of food, etc.

Shorten (a.) To make deficient (as to); to deprive; -- with of.

Shorten (a.) To make short or friable, as pastry, with butter, lard, pot liquor, or the like.

Short-handed (a.) Short of, or lacking the regular number of, servants or helpers.

Shorthorn (a.) One of a breed of large, heavy domestic cattle having short horns. The breed was developed in England.

Short-jointed (a.) Having short intervals between the joints; -- said of a plant or an animal, especially of a horse whose pastern is too short.

Short-lived (a.) Not living or lasting long; being of short continuance; as, a short-lived race of beings; short-lived pleasure; short-lived passion.

Shortsighted (a.) Not able to see far; nearsighted; myopic. See Myopic, and Myopia.

Shortsighted (a.) Fig.: Not able to look far into futurity; unable to understand things deep; of limited intellect.

Shortsighted (a.) Having little regard for the future; heedless.

Short-spoken (a.) Speaking in a quick or short manner; hence, gruff; curt.

Short-waisted (a.) Having a short waist.

Short-winded (a.) Affected with shortness of breath; having a quick, difficult respiration, as dyspnoic and asthmatic persons.

Short-wited (a.) Having little wit; not wise; having scanty intellect or judgment.

Shory (a.) Lying near the shore.

Shot (a.) Woven in such a way as to produce an effect of variegation, of changeable tints, or of being figured; as, shot silks. See Shoot, v. t., 8.

Shot-free (a.) Not to be injured by shot; shot-proof.

Shot-free (a.) Free from charge or expense; hence, unpunished; scot-free.

Shot-proof (a.) Impenetrable by shot.

Shotted (a.) Loaded with shot.

Shotted (a.) Having a shot attached; as, a shotten suture.

Shouldered (a.) Having shoulders; -- used in composition; as, a broad-shouldered man.

Shoulder-shotten (a.) Sprained in the shoulder, as a horse.

Shovel-nosed (a.) Having a broad, flat nose; as, the shovel-nosed duck, or shoveler.

Showerful (a.) Full of showers.

Showerless (a.) Rainless; freo from showers.

Showery (a.) Raining in showers; abounding with frequent showers of rain.

Showery (a.) Of or pertaining to a shower or showers.

Showish (a.) Showy; ostentatious.

Showy (a.) Making a show; attracting attention; presenting a marked appearance; ostentatious; gay; gaudy.

Shrapnel (a.) Applied as an appellation to a kind of shell invented by Gen. H. Shrapnel of the British army.

Shreddy (a.) Consisting of shreds.

Shredless (a.) Having no shreds; without a shred.

Shrew (a.) Wicked; malicious.

Shrew (a.) Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold.

Shrew (a.) Any small insectivore of the genus Sorex and several allied genera of the family Sorecidae. In form and color they resemble mice, but they have a longer and more pointed nose. Some of them are the smallest of all mammals.

Shrew (a.) To beshrew; to curse.

Shrewish (a.) having the qualities of a shrew; having a scolding disposition; froward; peevish.

Shrieval (a.) Of or pertaining to a sheriff.

Shrill-gorged (a.) Having a throat which produces a shrill note.

Shrill-tongued (a.) Having a shrill voice.

Shrilly (a.) Somewhat shrill.

Shrouded (a.) Provided with a shroud or shrouds.

Shroud-laid (a.) Composed of four strands, and laid right-handed with a heart, or center; -- said of rope. See Illust. under Cordage.

Shroudless (a.) Without a shroud.

Shroudy (a.) Affording shelter.

Shrubless (a.) having no shrubs.

Shuffling (a.) Moving with a dragging, scraping step.

Shuffling (a.) Evasive; as, a shuffling excuse.

Shunless (a.) Not to be shunned; inevitable; unavoidable.

Shut (a.) Closed or fastened; as, a shut door.

Shut (a.) Rid; clear; free; as, to get shut of a person.

Shut (a.) Formed by complete closure of the mouth passage, and with the nose passage remaining closed; stopped, as are the mute consonants, p, t, k, b, d, and hard g.

Shut (a.) Cut off sharply and abruptly by a following consonant in the same syllable, as the English short vowels, /, /, /, /, /, always are.

Shuttered (a.) Furnished with shutters.

Shy (a.) To start suddenly aside through fright or suspicion; -- said especially of horses.

Siamese (a.) Of or pertaining to Siam, its native people, or their language.

Sib (a.) Related by blood; akin.

Siberian (a.) Of or pertaining to Siberia, a region comprising all northern Asia and belonging to Russia; as, a Siberian winter.

Sibilant (a.) Making a hissing sound; uttered with a hissing sound; hissing; as, s, z, sh, and zh, are sibilant elementary sounds.

Sibilatory (a.) Hissing; sibilant.

Sibilous (a.) Having a hissing sound; hissing; sibilant.


Sic (a.) Such.

Siccative (a.) Drying; causing to dry.

Siccific (a.) Causing dryness.

Sich (a.) Such.

Sicilian (a.) Of or pertaining to Sicily or its inhabitants.

Sick-brained (a.) Disordered in the brain.

Sickening (a.) Causing sickness; specif., causing surfeit or disgust; nauseating.

Sicker (a.) Alt. of Siker

Siker (a.) Sure; certain; trusty.

Sickish (a.) Somewhat sick or diseased.

Sickish (a.) Somewhat sickening; as, a sickish taste.

Sickled (a.) Furnished with a sickle.

Sickless (a.) Free from sickness.

Sicklied (a.) Made sickly. See Sickly, v.

Siddow (a.) Soft; pulpy.

Side (a.) Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral.

Side (a.) Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark.

Sided (a.) Having (such or so many) sides; -- used in composition; as, one-sided; many-sided.

Sideling (a.) Inclining to one side; directed toward one side; sloping; inc

Sidelong (a.) Lateral; oblique; not being directly in front; as, a sidelong glance.

Sideral (a.) Relating to the stars.

Sideral (a.) Affecting unfavorably by the supposed influence of the stars; baleful.

Siderated (a.) Planet-struck; blasted.

Sidereal (a.) Relating to the stars; starry; astral; as, sidereal astronomy.

Sidereal (a.) Measuring by the apparent motion of the stars; designated, marked out, or accompanied, by a return to the same position in respect to the stars; as, the sidereal revolution of a planet; a sidereal day.

Sidereous (a.) Sidereal.

Siderographic (a.) Alt. of Siderographical

Siderographical (a.) Of or pertaining to siderography; executed by engraved plates of steel; as, siderographic art; siderographic impressions.

Side-wheel (a.) Having a paddle wheel on each side; -- said of steam vessels; as, a side-wheel steamer.

Sienitic (a.) See Syenitic.

Siennese (a.) Of or pertaining to Sienna, a city of Italy.

Sigaultian (a.) Pertaining to Sigault, a French physician. See Symphyseotomy.

Sigh-born (a.) Sorrowful; mournful.

Sighing (a.) Uttering sighs; grieving; lamenting.

Sighted (a.) Having sight, or seeing, in a particular manner; -- used in composition; as, long-sighted, short-sighted, quick-sighted, sharp-sighted, and the like.

Sightful (a.) Easily or clearly seen; distinctly visible; perspicuous.

Sightless (a.) Wanting sight; without sight; blind.

Sightless (a.) That can not be seen; invisible.

Sightless (a.) Offensive or unpleasing to the eye; unsightly; as, sightless stains.

Sightly (a.) Pleasing to the sight; comely.

Sightly (a.) Open to sight; conspicuous; as, a house stands in a sightly place.

Sightproof (a.) Undiscoverable to sight.

Sight-seeing (a.) Engaged in, or given to, seeing sights; eager for novelties or curiosities.

Sigillated (a.) Decorated by means of stamps; -- said of pottery.

Sigillative (a.) Fit to seal; belonging to a seal; composed of wax.

Sigmoid (a.) Alt. of Sigmoidal

Sigmoidal (a.) Curved in two directions, like the letter S, or the Greek /.

Signable (a.) Suitable to be signed; requiring signature; as, a legal document signable by a particular person.

Signal (a.) Noticeable; distinguished from what is ordinary; eminent; remarkable; memorable; as, a signal exploit; a signal service; a signal act of benevolence.

Signal (a.) Of or pertaining to signals, or the use of signals in conveying information; as, a signal flag or officer.

Signalize (a.) To make signal or eminent; to render distinguished from what is common; to distinguish.

Signalize (a.) To communicate with by means of a signal; as, a ship signalizes its consort.

Signalize (a.) To indicate the existence, presence, or fact of, by a signal; as, to signalize the arrival of a steamer.

Signatory (a.) Relating to a seal; used in sealing.

Signatory (a.) Signing; joining or sharing in a signature; as, signatory powers.

Signeted (a.) Stamped or marked with a signet.

Signifer (a.) Bearing signs.

Significant (a.) Fitted or designed to signify or make known somethingl having a meaning; standing as a sign or token; expressive or suggestive; as, a significant word or sound; a significant look.

Significant (a.) Deserving to be considered; important; momentous; as, a significant event.

Significative (a.) Betokening or representing by an external sign.

Significative (a.) Having signification or meaning; expressive of a meaning or purpose; significant.

Significatory (a.) Significant.

Sik (a.) Alt. of Sike

Sike (a.) Such. See Such.

Silent (a.) Free from sound or noise; absolutely still; perfectly quiet.

Silent (a.) Not speaking; indisposed to talk; speechless; mute; taciturn; not loquacious; not talkative.

Silent (a.) Keeping at rest; inactive; calm; undisturbed; as, the wind is silent.

Silent (a.) Not pronounced; having no sound; quiescent; as, e is silent in "fable."

Silent (a.) Having no effect; not operating; inefficient.

Silentious (a.) Habitually silent; taciturn; reticent.

Silesian (a.) Of or pertaining to Silesia.

Silicated (a.) Combined or impregnated with silicon or silica; as, silicated hydrogen; silicated rocks.

Siliceous (a.) Of or pertaining to silica; containing silica, or partaking of its nature.

Silicic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, silica; specifically, designating compounds of silicon; as, silicic acid.

Silicicalcareous (a.) Consisting of silica and calcareous matter.

Siliciferous (a.) Producing silica; united with silica.

Silicified (a.) Combined or impregnated with silicon or silica, especially the latter; as, silicified wood.

Silicious (a.) See Siliceous.

Silicited (a.) Silicified.

Siliciureted (a.) Combined or impregnated with silicon.

Silicofluoric (a.) Containing, or composed of, silicon and fluorine; especially, denoting the compounds called silicofluorides.

Silicotungstic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, any one of a series of double acids of silicon and tungsten, known in the free state, and also in their salts (called silicotungstates).

Siliculose (a.) Bearing silicles; pertaining to, or resembling, silicles.

Siliculose (a.) Full of, or consisting of, husks; husky.

Siliginose (a.) Made of fine wheat.

Siliqyiform (a.) Having the form of a silique.

Siliquose (a.) Alt. of Siliquous

Siliquous (a.) Bearing siliques; as, siliquose plants; pertaining to, or resembling, siliques; as, siliquose capsules.

Silken (a.) Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; as, silken cloth; a silken veil.

Silken (a.) Fig.: Soft; delicate; tender; smooth; as, silken language.

Silken (a.) Dressed in silk.

Sillyhow (a.) A caul. See Caul, n., 3.

Silty (a.) Full of silt; resembling silt.

Silurian (a.) Of or pertaining to the country of the ancient Silures; -- a term applied to the earliest of the Paleozoic eras, and also to the strata of the era, because most plainly developed in that country.

Silvan (a.) Of or pertaining to woods; composed of woods or groves; woody.

Silver (a.) Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup.

Silver (a.) Resembling silver.

Silver (a.) Bright; resplendent; white.

Silver (a.) Precious; costly.

Silver (a.) Giving a clear, ringing sound soft and clear.

Silver (a.) Sweet; gentle; peaceful.

Silver-gray (a.) Having a gray color with a silvery luster; as, silver-gray hair.

Silverless (a.) Having no silcver; hence, without money; impecunious.

Silvern (a.) Made of silver.

Silvery (a.) Resembling, or having the luster of, silver; grayish white and lustrous; of a mild luster; bright.

Silvery (a.) Besprinkled or covered with silver.

Silvery (a.) Having the clear, musical tone of silver; soft and clear in sound; as, silvery voices; a silvery laugh.

Simial (a.) Simian; apelike.

Simian (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Simiadae, which, in its widest sense, includes all the Old World apes and monkeys; also, apelike.

Similar (a.) Exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely like.

Similar (a.) Nearly corresponding; resembling in many respects; somewhat like; having a general likeness.

Similar (a.) Homogenous; uniform.

Similary (a.) Similar.

Similative (a.) Implying or indicating likeness or resemblance.

Similitudinary (a.) Involving or expressing similitude.

Semious (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sim/; monkeylike.

Simoniacal (a.) Of or pertaining to simony; guilty of simony; consisting of simony.

Simonial (a.) Simoniacal.

Simonious (a.) Simoniacal.

Simous (a.) Having a very flat or snub nose, with the end turned up.

Simple (a.) Single; not complex; not infolded or entangled; uncombined; not compounded; not blended with something else; not complicated; as, a simple substance; a simple idea; a simple sound; a simple machine; a simple problem; simple tasks.

Simple (a.) Plain; unadorned; as, simple dress.

Simple (a.) Mere; not other than; being only.

Simple (a.) Not given to artifice, stratagem, or duplicity; undesigning; sincere; true.

Simple (a.) Artless in manner; unaffected; unconstrained; natural; inartificial;; straightforward.

Simple (a.) Direct; clear; intelligible; not abstruse or enigmatical; as, a simple statement; simple language.

Simple (a.) Weak in intellect; not wise or sagacious; of but moderate understanding or attainments; hence, foolish; silly.

Simple (a.) Not luxurious; without much variety; plain; as, a simple diet; a simple way of living.

Simple (a.) Humble; lowly; undistinguished.

Simple (a.) Without subdivisions; entire; as, a simple stem; a simple leaf.

Simple (a.) Not capable of being decomposed into anything more simple or ultimate by any means at present known; elementary; thus, atoms are regarded as simple bodies. Cf. Ultimate, a.

Simple (a.) Homogenous.

Simple (a.) Consisting of a single individual or zooid; as, a simple ascidian; -- opposed to compound.

Simple (a.) Something not mixed or compounded.

Simple (a.) A medicinal plant; -- so called because each vegetable was supposed to possess its particular virtue, and therefore to constitute a simple remedy.

Simple (a.) A drawloom.

Simple (a.) A part of the apparatus for raising the heddles of a drawloom.

Simple (a.) A feast which is not a double or a semidouble.

Simple-hearted (a.) Sincere; inguenuous; guileless.

Simple-minded (a.) Artless; guileless; simple-hearted; undesigning; unsuspecting; devoid of duplicity.

Simplistic (a.) Of or pertaining to simples, or a simplist.

Simular (a.) False; specious; counterfeit.

Simulate (a.) Feigned; pretended.

Simulatory (a.) Simulated, or capable of being simulated.

Simultaneous (a.) Existing, happening, or done, at the same time; as, simultaneous events.

Sinaic (a.) Alt. of Sinaitic

Sinaitic (a.) Of or pertaining to Mount Sinai; given or made at Mount Sinai; as, the Sinaitic law.

Sinapic (a.) Of or pertaining to sinapine; specifically, designating an acid (C11H12O5) related to gallic acid, and obtained by the decomposition of sinapine, as a white crystal

Sinapoleic (a.) Of or pertaining to mustard oil; specifically, designating an acid of the oleic acid series said to occur in mistard oil.

Sincipital (a.) Of or pertaining to the sinciput; being in the region of the sinciput.

Sinecural (a.) Of or pertaining to a sinecure; being in the nature of a sinecure.

Sinewed (a.) Furnished with sinews; as, a strong-sinewed youth.

Sinewed (a.) Fig.: Equipped; strengthened.

Sinewish (a.) Sinewy.

Sinewless (a.) Having no sinews; hence, having no strength or vigor.

Sinewous (a.) Sinewy.

Sinew-shrunk (a.) Having the sinews under the belly shrunk by excessive fatigue.

Sinewy (a.) Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, a sinew or sinews.

Sinewy (a.) Well braced with, or as if with, sinews; nervous; vigorous; strong; firm; tough; as, the sinewy Ajax.

Sinful (a.) Tainted with, or full of, sin; wicked; iniquitous; criminal; unholy; as, sinful men; sinful thoughts.

Single (a.) One only, as distinguished from more than one; consisting of one alone; individual; separate; as, a single star.

Single (a.) Alone; having no companion.

Single (a.) Hence, unmarried; as, a single man or woman.

Single (a.) Not doubled, twisted together, or combined with others; as, a single thread; a single strand of a rope.

Single (a.) Performed by one person, or one on each side; as, a single combat.

Single (a.) Uncompounded; pure; unmixed.

Single (a.) Not deceitful or artful; honest; sincere.

Single (a.) Simple; not wise; weak; silly.

Single-acting (a.) Having simplicity of action; especially (Mach.), acting or exerting force during strokes in one direction only; -- said of a reciprocating engine, pump, etc.

Single-breasted (a.) Lapping over the breast only far enough to permit of buttoning, and having buttons on one edge only; as, a single-breasted coast.

Single-handed (a.) Having but one hand, or one workman; also, alone; unassisted.

Single-hearted (a.) Having an honest heart; free from duplicity.

Single-minded (a.) Having a single purpose; hence, artless; guileless; single-hearted.

Singsong (a.) Drawling; monotonous.

Singular (a.) Separate or apart from others; single; distinct.

Singular (a.) Engaged in by only one on a side; single.

Singular (a.) Existing by itself; single; individual.

Singular (a.) Each; individual; as, to convey several parcels of land, all and singular.

Singular (a.) Denoting one person or thing; as, the singular number; -- opposed to dual and plural.

Singular (a.) Standing by itself; out of the ordinary course; unusual; uncommon; strange; as, a singular phenomenon.

Singular (a.) Distinguished as existing in a very high degree; rarely equaled; eminent; extraordinary; exceptional; as, a man of singular gravity or attainments.

Singular (a.) Departing from general usage or expectations; odd; whimsical; -- often implying disapproval or consure.

Singular (a.) Being alone; belonging to, or being, that of which there is but one; unique.

Singultous (a.) Relating to, or affected with, hiccough.

Sinical (a.) Of or pertaining to a sine; employing, or founded upon, sines; as, a sinical quadrant.

Sinister (a.) On the left hand, or the side of the left hand; left; -- opposed to dexter, or right.

Sinister (a.) Unlucky; inauspicious; disastrous; injurious; evil; -- the left being usually regarded as the unlucky side; as, sinister influences.

Sinister (a.) Wrong, as springing from indirection or obliquity; perverse; dishonest; corrupt; as, sinister aims.

Sinister (a.) Indicative of lurking evil or harm; boding covert danger; as, a sinister countenance.

Sinister-handed (a.) Left-handed; hence, unlucky.

Sinistral (a.) Of or pertaining to the left, inclining to the left; sinistrous; -- opposed to dextral.

Sinistral (a.) Having the whorls of the spire revolving or rising to the left; reversed; -- said of certain spiral shells.

Sinistrorsal (a.) Rising spirally from right to left (of the spectator); sinistrorse.

Sinistrorse (a.) Turning to the left (of the spectator) in the ascending

Sinistrous (a.) Being on the left side; inc

Sinistrous (a.) Wrong; absurd; perverse.

Sinless (a.) Free from sin.

Sinological (a.) Relating to the Chinese language or literature.

Siniate (a.) Having the margin alternately curved inward and outward; having rounded lobes separated by rounded sinuses; sinuous; wavy.

Sinuated (a.) Same as Sinuate.

Sinuose (a.) Sinuous.

Sinuous (a.) Bending in and out; of a serpentine or undulating form; winding; crooked.

Sinupalliate (a.) Having a pallial sinus. See under Sinus.

Sinusoidal (a.) Of or pertaining to a sinusoid; like a sinusoid.

Siphonal (a.) Of or pertaining to a siphon; resembling a siphon.

Siphonate (a.) Having a siphon or siphons.

Siphonate (a.) Belonging to the Siphonata.

Siphonic (a.) Of or pertaining to a siphon.

Siphoniferous (a.) Siphon-bearing, as the shell of the nautilus and other cephalopods.

Siphonobranchiate (a.) Having a siphon, or siphons, to convey water to the gills; belonging or pertaining to the Siphonobranchiata.

Siphonophoran (a.) Belonging to the Siphonophora.

Siphonostomatous (a.) Having the front edge of the aperture of the shell prolonged in the shape of a channel for the protection of the siphon; -- said of certain gastropods.

Siphonostomatous (a.) Pertaining to the Siphonostomata.

Siphorhinal (a.) Having tubular nostrils, as the petrels.

Siphuncled (a.) Having a siphuncle; siphunculated.

Siphuncular (a.) Of or pertaining to the siphuncle.

Siphunculated (a.) Having a siphuncle.

Sipid (a.) Having a taste or flavorl savory; sapid.

Sippling (a.) Sipping often.

Sipunculoid (a.) Pertaining to the Sipunculoidea.

Sirbonian (a.) See Serbonian.

Siren (a.) Of or pertaining to a siren; bewitching, like a siren; fascinating; alluring; as, a siren song.

Sirenical (a.) Like, or appropriate to, a siren; fascinating; deceptive.

Siruped (a.) Alt. of Syruped

Syruped (a.) Moistened, covered, or sweetened with sirup, or sweet juice.

Sirupy (a.) Alt. of Syrupy

Syrupy (a.) Like sirup, or partaking of its qualities.

Sistering (a.) Contiguous.

Sisterly (a.) Like a sister; becoming a sister, affectionate; as, sisterly kindness; sisterly remorse.

Sistine (a.) Of or pertaining to Pope Sixtus.

Sisyphean (a.) Relating to Sisyphus; incessantly recurring; as, Sisyphean labors.

Sited (a.) Having a site; situated.

Sitfast (a.) Fixed; stationary; immovable.

Sithed (a.) Scythed.

Sittine (a.) Of or pertaining to the family Sittidae, or nuthatches.

Sitting (a.) Being in the state, or the position, of one who, or that which, sits.

Situate (a.) Alt. of Situated

Situated (a.) Having a site, situation, or location; being in a relative position; permanently fixed; placed; located; as, a town situated, or situate, on a hill or on the seashore.

Situated (a.) Placed; residing.

Six (a.) One more than five; twice three; as, six yards.

Sixfold (a.) Six times repeated; six times as much or as many.

Sixpenny (a.) Of the value of, or costing, sixpence; as, a sixpenny loaf.

Sixteen (a.) Six and ten; consisting of six and ten; fifteen and one more.

Sixteenth (a.) Sixth after the tenth; next in order after the fifteenth.

Sixteenth (a.) Constituting or being one of sixteen equal parts into which anything is divided.

Sixth (a.) First after the fifth; next in order after the fifth.

Sixth (a.) Constituting or being one of six equal parts into which anything is divided.

Sixtieth (a.) Next in order after the fifty-ninth.

Sixtieth (a.) Constituting or being one one of sixty equal parts into which anything is divided.

Sixty (a.) Six times ten; fifty-nine and one more; threescore.

Sixty-fourth (a.) Constituting or being one of sixty-four equal parts into which a thing is divided.

Sizable (a.) Of considerable size or bulk.

Sizable (a.) Being of reasonable or suitable size; as, sizable timber; sizable bulk.

Sized (a.) Adjusted according to size.

Sized (a.) Having a particular size or magnitude; -- chiefly used in compounds; as, large-sized; common-sized.

Sizy (a.) Sizelike; viscous; glutinous; as, sizy blood.

Skaddle (a.) Hurtful.

Skaldic (a.) See Scaldic.

Skar (a.) Alt. of Skare

Skare (a.) Wild; timid; shy.

Skeletal (a.) Pertaining to the skeleton.

Skeletogenous (a.) Forming or producing parts of the skeleton.

Skeleton (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, a skeleton; consisting merely of the framework or out

Skeptic (a.) Alt. of Skeptical

Skeptical (a.) Of or pertaining to a sceptic or skepticism; characterized by skepticism; hesitating to admit the certainly of doctrines or principles; doubting of everything.

Skeptical (a.) Doubting or denying the truth of revelation, or the sacred Scriptures.

Sketchy (a.) Containing only an out

Skew (a.) Turned or twisted to one side; situated obliquely; skewed; -- chiefly used in technical phrases.

Skewbald (a.) Marked with spots and patches of white and some color other than black; -- usually distinguished from piebald, in which the colors are properly white and black. Said of horses.

Skiey (a.) See Skyey.

Skilful (a.) See Skilful.

Skilled (a.) Having familiar knowledge united with readiness and dexterity in its application; familiarly acquainted with; expert; skillful; -- often followed by in; as, a person skilled in drawing or geometry.

Skillful (a.) Discerning; reasonable; judicious; cunning.

Skillful (a.) Possessed of, or displaying, skill; knowing and ready; expert; well-versed; able in management; as, a skillful mechanic; -- often followed by at, in, or of; as, skillful at the organ; skillful in drawing.

Skill-less (a.) Wanting skill.

Skim (a.) Contraction of Skimming and Skimmed.

Skimble-scamble (a.) Rambling; disorderly; unconnected.

Skimp (a.) Scanty.

Skinbound (a.) Having the skin adhering closely and rigidly to the flesh; hidebound.

Skin-deep (a.) Not deeper than the skin; hence, superficial.

Skinless (a.) Having no skin, or a very thin skin; as, skinless fruit.

Skinny (a.) Consisting, or chiefly consisting, of skin; wanting flesh.

Skittle (a.) Pertaining to the game of skittles.

Skunkish (a.) Like the skunk, especially in odor.

Sky-blue (a.) Having the blue color of the sky; azure; as, a sky-blue stone.

Skyed (a.) Surrounded by sky.

Skyey (a.) Like the sky; ethereal; being in the sky.

Skyish (a.) Like the sky, or approaching the sky; lofty; ethereal.

Slab (a.) Thick; viscous.

Slabbery (a.) Like, or covered with, slabber or slab; slippery; sloppy.

Slabbing (a.) Adapted for forming slabs, or for dressing flat surfaces.

Slabby (a.) Thick; viscous.

Slabby (a.) Sloppy; slimy; miry. See Sloppy.

Slab-sided (a.) Having flat sides; hence, tall, or long and lank.

Slack (a.) Alt. of Slacken

Slacken (a.) To become slack; to be made less tense, firm, or rigid; to decrease in tension; as, a wet cord slackens in dry weather.

Slacken (a.) To be remiss or backward; to be negligent.

Slacken (a.) To lose cohesion or solidity by a chemical combination with water; to slake; as, lime slacks.

Slacken (a.) To abate; to become less violent.

Slacken (a.) To lose rapidity; to become more slow; as, a current of water slackens.

Slacken (a.) To languish; to fail; to flag.

Slacken (a.) To end; to cease; to desist; to slake.

Slaggy (a.) Of or pertaining to slag; resembling slag; as, slaggy cobalt.

Slake (a.) To allay; to quench; to extinguish; as, to slake thirst.

Slake (a.) To mix with water, so that a true chemical combination shall take place; to slack; as, to slake lime.

Slakeless (a.) Not capable of being slaked.

Slanderous (a.) Given or disposed to slander; uttering slander.

Slanderous (a.) Embodying or containing slander; calumnious; as, slanderous words, speeches, or reports.

Slangous (a.) Slangy.

Slangy (a.) Of or pertaining to slang; of the nature of slang; disposed to use slang.

Slanting (a.) Oblique; sloping.

Slape (a.) Slippery; smooth; crafty; hypocritical.

Slapper (a.) Alt. of Slapping

Slapping (a.) Very large; monstrous; big.

Slashed (a.) Marked or cut with a slash or slashes; deeply gashed; especially, having long, narrow openings, as a sleeve or other part of a garment, to show rich lining or under vesture.

Slashed (a.) Divided into many narrow parts or segments by sharp incisions; laciniate.

Slashy (a.) Wet and dirty; slushy.

Slate-gray (a.) Of a dark gray, like slate.

Slattern (a.) Resembling a slattern; sluttish; slatterny.

Slatternly (a.) Resembling a slattern; sluttish; negligent; dirty.

Slaty (a.) Resembling slate; having the nature, appearance, or properties, of slate; composed of thin parallel plates, capable of being separated by splitting; as, a slaty color or texture.

Slaughterous (a.) Destructive; murderous.

Slaveborn (a.) Born in slavery.

Slaveholding (a.) Holding persons in slavery.

Slavering (a.) Drooling; defiling with saliva.

Slavic (a.) Slavonic.

Slavish (a.) Of or pertaining to slaves; such as becomes or befits a slave; servile; excessively laborious; as, a slavish life; a slavish dependance on the great.

Slavonian (a.) Alt. of Slavonic

Slavonic (a.) Of or pertaining to Slavonia, or its inhabitants.

Slavonic (a.) Of or pertaining to the Slavs, or their language.

Slazy (a.) See Sleazy.

Sleaved (a.) Raw; not spun or wrought; as, sleaved thread or silk.

Sleazy (a.) Wanting firmness of texture or substance; thin; flimsy; as, sleazy silk or muslin.

Sleeky (a.) Of a sleek, or smooth, and glossy appearance.

Sleeky (a.) Fawning and deceitful; sly.

Sleep-charged (a.) Heavy with sleep.

Sleepful (a.) Strongly inc

Sleepish (a.) Disposed to sleep; sleepy; drowsy.

Sleepless (a.) Having no sleep; wakeful.

Sleepless (a.) Having no rest; perpetually agitated.

Sleety (a.) Of or pertaining to sleet; characterized by sleet; as, a sleety storm; sleety weather.

Sleeved (a.) Having sleeves; furnished with sleeves; -- often in composition; as, long-sleeved.

Sleeveless (a.) Having no sleeves.

Sleeveless (a.) Wanting a cover, pretext, or palliation; unreasonable; profitless; bootless; useless.

Sleigh (a.) Sly.

Sleightful (a.) Cunning; dexterous.

Sleighty (a.) Cinning; sly.

Slewed (a.) Somewhat drunk.

Slibber (a.) Slippery.

Slick (a.) Sleek; smooth.

Slicken (a.) Sleek; smooth.

Slider (a.) See Slidder.

Sliding (a.) That slides or slips; gliding; moving smoothly.

Sliding (a.) Slippery; elusory.

Slightful (a.) See Sleightful.

Slighting (a.) Characterized by neglect or disregard.

Slighty (a.) Slight.

Slik (a.) Such.

Slimsy (a.) Flimsy; frail.

Slink (a.) To creep away meanly; to steal away; to sneak.

Slink (a.) To miscarry; -- said of female beasts.

Slink (a.) Produced prematurely; as, a slink calf.

Slink (a.) Thin; lean.

Slinky (a.) Thin; lank.

Slipper (a.) Slippery.

Slippered (a.) Wearing slippers.

Slippery (a.) Having the quality opposite to adhesiveness; allowing or causing anything to slip or move smoothly, rapidly, and easily upon the surface; smooth; glib; as, oily substances render things slippery.

Slippery (a.) Not affording firm ground for confidence; as, a slippery promise.

Slippery (a.) Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away.

Slippery (a.) Liable to slip; not standing firm.

Slippery (a.) Unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; inconstant; fickle.

Slippery (a.) Uncertain in effect.

Slippery (a.) Wanton; unchaste; loose in morals.

Slippy (a.) Slippery.

Slipshod (a.) Wearing shoes or slippers down at the heel.

Slipshod (a.) Figuratively: Careless in dress, manners, style, etc.; slovenly; shuffling; as, slipshod manners; a slipshod or loose style of writing.

Slipskin (a.) Evasive.

Slobbery (a.) Wet; sloppy, as land.

Sloggy (a.) Sluggish.

Sloomy (a.) Sluggish; slow.

Slope (a.) Sloping.

Sloping (a.) Inclining or inc

Slopy (a.) Sloping; inc

Slothful (a.) Addicted to sloth; inactive; sluggish; lazy; indolent; idle.

Slotted (a.) Having a slot.

Slouching (a.) Hanging down at the side; limp; drooping; without firmness or shape

Slouchy (a.) Slouching.

Slough (a.) Slow.

Sloughy (a.) Full of sloughs, miry.

Sloughy (a.) Resembling, or of the nature of, a slough, or the dead matter which separates from living flesh.

Slowenly (a.) Having the habits of a sloven; negligent of neatness and order, especially in dress.

Slowenly (a.) Characteristic of a solven; lacking neatness and order; evincing negligence; as, slovenly dress.

Slow-witted (a.) Dull of apprehension; not possessing quick intelligence.

Sludy (a.) Miry; slushy.

Sluggard (a.) Sluggish; lazy.

Sluggish (a.) Habitually idle and lazy; slothful; dull; inactive; as, a sluggish man.

Sluggish (a.) Slow; having little motion; as, a sluggish stream.

Sluggish (a.) Having no power to move one's self or itself; inert.

Sluggish (a.) Characteristic of a sluggard; dull; stupid; tame; simple.

Sluggy (a.) Sluggish.

Slug-horn (a.) An erroneous form of the Scotch word slughorne, or sloggorne, meaning slogan.

Sluicy (a.) Falling copiously or in streams, as from a sluice.

Slumberless (a.) Without slumber; sleepless.

Slumberous (a.) Inviting slumber; soporiferous.

Slumberous (a.) Being in the repose of slumber; sleepy; drowsy.

Slumbery (a.) Sleepy.

Slumbrous (a.) Slumberous.

Slumpy (a.) Easily broken through; boggy; marshy; swampy.

Slurred (a.) Marked with a slur; performed in a smooth, gliding style, like notes marked with a slur.

Slushy (a.) Abounding in slush; characterized by soft mud or half-melted snow; as, the streets are slushy; the snow is slushy.

Slutchy (a.) Slushy.

Sluttish (a.) Like a slut; untidy; indecently negligent of clean

Smacking (a.) Making a sharp, brisk sound; hence, brisk; as, a smacking breeze.

Smallish (a.) Somewhat small.

Smalt-blue (a.) Deep blue, like smalt.

Smaragdine (a.) Of or pertaining to emerald; resembling emerald; of an emerald green.

Smeared (a.) Having the color mark ings ill defined, as if rubbed; as, the smeared dagger moth (Apatela oblinita).

Smeary (a.) Tending to smear or soil; adhesive; viscous.

Smegmatic (a.) Being of the nature of soap; soapy; cleansing; detersive.

Smell-less (a.) Destitute of smell; having no odor.

Smerk (a.) Alt. of Smerky

Smerky (a.) Smart; jaunty; spruce. See Smirk, a.

Smicker (a.) To look amorously or wantonly; to smirk.

Smileless (a.) Not having a smile.

Smirk (a.) Nice,; smart; spruce; affected; simpering.

Smirky (a.) Smirk; smirking.

Smithsonian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Englishman J. L. M. Smithson, or to the national institution of learning which he endowed at Washington, D. C.; as, the Smithsonian Institution; Smithsonian Reports.

Smittle (a.) Alt. of Smittlish

Smittlish (a.) Infectious; catching.

Smock (a.) Of or pertaining to a smock; resembling a smock; hence, of or pertaining to a woman.

Smock-faced (a.) Having a feminine countenance or complexion; smooth-faced; girlish.

Smockless (a.) Wanting a smock.

Smokable (a.) Capable of being smoked; suitable or ready to be smoked; as, smokable tobacco.

Smokeless (a.) Making or having no smoke.

Smoldering (a.) Alt. of Smouldering

Smouldering (a.) Being in a state of suppressed activity; quiet but not dead.

Smoldry (a.) Alt. of Smouldry

Smouldry (a.) Smoldering; suffocating; smothery.

Smooth (a.) To make smooth; to make even on the surface by any means; as, to smooth a board with a plane; to smooth cloth with an iron.

Smooth (a.) To free from obstruction; to make easy.

Smooth (a.) To free from harshness; to make flowing.

Smooth (a.) To palliate; to gloze; as, to smooth over a fault.

Smooth (a.) To give a smooth or calm appearance to.

Smooth (a.) To ease; to regulate.

Smoothbore (a.) Having a bore of perfectly smooth surface; -- distinguished from rifled.

Smooth-chinned (a.) Having a smooth chin; beardless.

Smooth-spoken (a.) Speaking smoothly; plausible; flattering; smooth-tongued.

Smooth-tongued (a.) Having a smooth tongue; plausible; flattering.

Smorzando (a.) Alt. of Smorsato

Smorsato (a.) Growing gradually fainter and softer; dying away; morendo.

Smoterlich (a.) Dirty; foul.

Smothery (a.) Tending to smother; stifling.

Smouldry (a.) See Smoldry.

Smug (a.) Studiously neat or nice, especially in dress; spruce; affectedly precise; smooth and prim.

Smyrniot (a.) Of or pertaining to Smyrna.

Snagged (a.) Full of snags; snaggy.

Snaggy (a.) Full of snags; full of short, rough branches or sharp points; abounding with knots.

Snaggy (a.) Snappish; cross; ill-tempered.

Snail-like (a.) Like or suiting a snail; as, snail-like progress.

Snail-paced (a.) Slow-moving, like a snail.

Snakish (a.) Having the qualities or characteristics of a snake; snaky.

Snaky (a.) Of or pertaining to a snake or snakes; resembling a snake; serpentine; winding.

Snaky (a.) Sly; cunning; insinuating; deceitful.

Snaky (a.) Covered with serpents; having serpents; as, a snaky rod or wand.

Snappish (a.) Apt to snap at persons or things; eager to bite; as, a snapping cur.

Snappish (a.) Sharp in reply; apt to speak angrily or testily; easily provoked; tart; peevish.

Snappy (a.) Snappish.

Snary (a.) Resembling, or consisting of, snares; entangling; insidious.

Sneaking (a.) Marked by cowardly concealment; deficient in openness and courage; underhand; mean; crouching.

Sneerful (a.) Given to sneering.

Snell (a.) Active; brisk; nimble; quick; sharp.

Snide (a.) Tricky; deceptive; contemptible; as, a snide lawyer; snide goods.

Snippety (a.) Ridiculously small; petty.

Snip-snap (a.) Quick; short; sharp; smart.

Snypy (a.) Like a snipe.

Snithe (a.) Alt. of Snithy

Snithy (a.) Sharp; piercing; cutting; -- applied to the wind.

Snively (a.) Running at the nose; sniveling pitiful; whining.

Snobbish (a.) Of or pertaining to a snob; characteristic of, or befitting, a snob; vulgarly pretentious.

Snobby (a.) Snobbish.

Snod (a.) Trimmed; smooth; neat; trim; sly; cunning; demure.

Snooded (a.) Wearing or having a snood.

Snotty (a.) Foul with snot; hence, mean; dirty.

Snouty (a.) Resembling a beast's snout.

Snow-blind (a.) Affected with blindness by the brilliancy of snow.

Snow-bound (a.) Enveloped in, or confined by, snow.

Snow-capped (a.) Having the top capped or covered with snow; as, snow-capped mountains.

Snowless (a.) Destitute of snow.

Snow-white (a.) White as snow; very white.

Snowy (a.) White like snow.

Snowy (a.) Abounding with snow; covered with snow.

Snowy (a.) Fig.: Pure; unblemished; unstained; spotless.

Snub-nosed (a.) Having a short, flat nose, slightly turned up; as, the snub-nosed eel.

Snuffy (a.) Soiled with snuff.

Snuffy (a.) Sulky; angry; vexed.

Soaking (a.) Wetting thoroughly; drenching; as, a soaking rain.

Soaky (a.) Full of moisture; wet; soppy.

Soar (a.) See 3d Sore.

Soar (a.) See Sore, reddish brown.

Soave (a.) Sweet.

Soberly (a.) Grave; serious; solemn; sad.

Sober-minded (a.) Having a disposition or temper habitually sober.

Soboliferous (a.) Producing soboles. See Illust. of Houseleek.

So-called (a.) So named; called by such a name (but perhaps called thus with doubtful propriety).

SSociable (a.) Capable of being, or fit to be, united in one body or company; associable.

SSociable (a.) Inc

SSociable (a.) Ready to converse; inc

SSociable (a.) Affording opportunites for conversation; characterized by much conversation; as, a sociable party.

SSociable (a.) No longer hostile; friendly.

Social (a.) Of or pertaining to society; relating to men living in society, or to the public as an aggregate body; as, social interest or concerns; social pleasure; social benefits; social happiness; social duties.

Social (a.) Ready or disposed to mix in friendly converse; companionable; sociable; as, a social person.

Social (a.) Consisting in union or mutual intercourse.

Social (a.) Naturally growing in groups or masses; -- said of many individual plants of the same species.

Social (a.) Living in communities consisting of males, females, and neuters, as do ants and most bees.

Social (a.) Forming compound groups or colonies by budding from basal processes or stolons; as, the social ascidians.

Socialist (a.) Alt. of Socialistic

Socialistic (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, socialism.

Sociate (a.) Associated.

Societarian (a.) Of or pertaining to society; social.

Societary (a.) Societarian.

Socinian (a.) Of or pertaining to Socinus, or the Socinians.

Sociologic (a.) Alt. of Sociological

Sociological (a.) Of or pertaining to sociology, or social science.

Socketed (a.) Having a socket.

Sockless (a.) Destitute of socks or shoes.

Socky (a.) Wet; soaky.

Socotrine (a.) Of or pertaining to Socotra, an island in the Indian Ocean, on the east coast of Africa.

Socratic (a.) Alt. of Socratical

Socratical (a.) Of or pertaining to Socrates, the Grecian sage and teacher. (b. c. 469-399), or to his manner of teaching and philosophizing.

Sodaic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, soda.

Sodden-witted (a.) Heavy; dull.

Soddy (a.) Consisting of sod; covered with sod; turfy.

Sodic (a.) Of or pertaining to sodium; containing sodium.

Sodomitical (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, sodomy.

Soft-finned (a.) Having the fin rays cartilaginous or flexible; without spines; -- said of certain fishes.

Soft-headed (a.) Weak in intellect.

Soft-hearted (a.) Having softness or tenderness of heart; susceptible of pity or other kindly affection; gentle; meek.

Softish (a.) Somewhat soft.

Soft-shell (a.) Alt. of Soft-shelled

Soft-shelled (a.) Having a soft or fragile shell.

Soft-spoken (a.) Speaking softly; having a mild or gentle voice; hence, mild; affable.

Soi-disant (a.) Calling himself; self-styled; pretended; would-be.

Soilless (a.) Destitute of soil or mold.

Soily (a.) Dirty; soiled.

Sola (a.) See Solus.

Solacious (a.) Affording solace; as, a solacious voice.

Solanaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to plants of the natural order Solanaceae, of which the nightshade (Solanum) is the type. The order includes also the tobacco, ground cherry, tomato, eggplant, red pepper, and many more.

Solanoid (a.) Resembling a potato; -- said of a kind of cancer.

Solar (a.) A loft or upper chamber; a garret room.

Solar (a.) Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; as, the solar system; solar light; solar rays; solar influence. See Solar system, below.

Solar (a.) Born under the predominant influence of the sun.

Solar (a.) Measured by the progress or revolution of the sun in the ecliptic; as, the solar year.

Solar (a.) Produced by the action of the sun, or peculiarly affected by its influence.

Solary (a.) Solar.

Soldierlike (a.) Like a soldier; soldierly.

Soldierly (a.) Like or becoming a real soldier; brave; martial; heroic; honorable; soldierlike.

Sole (a.) Being or acting without another; single; individual; only.

Sole (a.) Single; unmarried; as, a feme sole.

Solecistic (a.) Solecistical.

Solecistical (a.) Pertaining to, or involving, a solecism; incorrect.

Solemn (a.) Marked with religious rites and pomps; enjoined by, or connected with, religion; sacred.

Solemn (a.) Pertaining to a festival; festive; festal.

Solemn (a.) Stately; ceremonious; grand.

Solemn (a.) Fitted to awaken or express serious reflections; marked by seriousness; serious; grave; devout; as, a solemn promise; solemn earnestness.

Solemn (a.) Real; earnest; downright.

Solemn (a.) Affectedly grave or serious; as, to put on a solemn face.

Solemn (a.) Made in form; ceremonious; as, solemn war; conforming with all legal requirements; as, probate in solemn form.

Solempne (a.) Solemn; grand; stately; splendid; magnificent.

Solenaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to the solens or family Solenidae.

Solenoglyph (a.) Pertaining to the Selenoglypha. See Ophidia.

Solert (a.) Skillful; clever; crafty.

Solicitate (a.) Solicitous.

Solid (a.) Having the constituent parts so compact, or so firmly adhering, as to resist the impression or penetration of other bodies; having a fixed form; hard; firm; compact; -- opposed to fluid and liquid or to plastic, like clay, or to incompact, like sand.

Solid (a.) Not hollow; full of matter; as, a solid globe or cone, as distinguished from a hollow one; not spongy; dense; hence, sometimes, heavy.

Solid (a.) Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic; as, a solid foot contains 1,728 solid inches.

Solid (a.) Firm; compact; strong; stable; unyielding; as, a solid pier; a solid pile; a solid wall.

Solid (a.) Applied to a compound word whose parts are closely united and form an unbroken word; -- opposed to hyphened.

Solid (a.) Fig.: Worthy of credit, trust, or esteem; substantial, as opposed to frivolous or fallacious; weighty; firm; strong; valid; just; genuine.

Solid (a.) Sound; not weakly; as, a solid constitution of body.

Solid (a.) Of a fleshy, uniform, undivided substance, as a bulb or root; not spongy or hollow within, as a stem.

Solid (a.) Impenetrable; resisting or excluding any other material particle or atom from any given portion of space; -- applied to the supposed ultimate particles of matter.

Solid (a.) Not having the

Solid (a.) United; without division; unanimous; as, the delegation is solid for a candidate.

Solidary (a.) Having community of interests and responsibilities.

Solidifiable (a.) Capable of being solidified.

Solidungular (a.) Solipedous.

Solidungulous (a.) Solipedous.

Solifidian (a.) Holding the tenets of Solifidians; of or pertaining to the solifidians.

Soliform (a.) Like the sun in form, appearance, or nature; resembling the sun.

Solipedous (a.) Having single hoofs.

Solisequious (a.) Following the course of the sun; as, solisequious plants.

Solitary (a.) Living or being by one's self; having no companion present; being without associates; single; alone; lonely.

Solitary (a.) Performed, passed, or endured alone; as, a solitary journey; a solitary life.

Solitary (a.) ot much visited or frequented remote from society; retired; lonely; as, a solitary residence or place.

Solitary (a.) Not inhabited or occupied; without signs of inhabitants or occupation; desolate; deserted; silent; still; hence, gloomy; dismal; as, the solitary desert.

Solitary (a.) Single; individual; sole; as, a solitary instance of vengeance; a solitary example.

Solitary (a.) Not associated with others of the same kind.

Solitude (a.) state of being alone, or withdrawn from society; a lonely life; lone

Solitude (a.) Remoteness from society; destitution of company; seclusion; -- said of places; as, the solitude of a wood.

Solitude (a.) solitary or lonely place; a desert or wilderness.

Solivagant (a.) Wandering alone.

Solivagous (a.) Solivagant.

Sollein (a.) Sullen; sad.

Solo (a.) A tune, air, strain, or a whole piece, played by a single person on an instrument, or sung by a single voice.

Solpugid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Solifugae.

Solstitial (a.) Of or pertaining to a solstice.

Solstitial (a.) Happening at a solstice; esp. (with reference to the northern hemisphere), happening at the summer solstice, or midsummer.

Soluble (a.) Susceptible of being dissolved in a fluid; capable of solution; as, some substances are soluble in alcohol which are not soluble in water.

Soluble (a.) Susceptible of being solved; as, a soluble algebraic problem; susceptible of being disentangled, unraveled, or explained; as, the mystery is perhaps soluble.

Soluble (a.) Relaxed; open or readily opened.

Solute (a.) Loose; free; liberal; as, a solute interpretation.

Solute (a.) Relaxed; hence; merry; cheerful.

Solute (a.) Soluble; as, a solute salt.

Solute (a.) Not adhering; loose; -- opposed to adnate; as, a solute stipule.

Solutive (a.) Tending to dissolve; loosening; laxative.

Solvable (a.) Susceptible of being solved, resolved, or explained; admitting of solution.

Solvable (a.) Capable of being paid and discharged; as, solvable obligations.

Solvable (a.) Able to pay one's debts; solvent.

Solvent (a.) Having the power of dissolving; dissolving; as, a solvent fluid.

Solvent (a.) Able or sufficient to pay all just debts; as, a solvent merchant; the estate is solvent.

Solvible (a.) See Solvable.

Somatic (a.) Of or pertaining to the body as a whole; corporeal; as, somatic death; somatic changes.

Somatic (a.) Of or pertaining to the wall of the body; somatopleuric; parietal; as, the somatic stalk of the yolk sac of an embryo.

Somatical (a.) Somatic.

Somatopleuric (a.) Of or pertaining to the somatopleure.

Somber (a.) Alt. of Sombre

Sombre (a.) Dull; dusky; somewhat dark; gloomy; as, a somber forest; a somber house.

Sombre (a.) Melancholy; sad; grave; depressing; as, a somber person; somber reflections.

Sombrous (a.) Gloomy; somber.

-some (a.) An adjective suffix having primarily the sense of like or same, and indicating a considerable degree of the thing or quality denoted in the first part of the compound; as in mettlesome, full of mettle or spirit; gladsome, full of gladness; winsome, blithesome, etc.

Some (a.) Consisting of a greater or less portion or sum; composed of a quantity or number which is not stated; -- used to express an indefinite quantity or number; as, some wine; some water; some persons. Used also pronominally; as, I have some.

Some (a.) A certain; one; -- indicating a person, thing, event, etc., as not known individually, or designated more specifically; as, some man, that is, some one man.

Some (a.) Not much; a little; moderate; as, the censure was to some extent just.

Some (a.) About; near; more or less; -- used commonly with numerals, but formerly also with a singular substantive of time or distance; as, a village of some eighty houses; some two or three persons; some hour hence.

Some (a.) Considerable in number or quality.

Some (a.) Certain; those of one part or portion; -- in distinct from other or others; as, some men believe one thing, and others another.

Some (a.) A part; a portion; -- used pronominally, and followed sometimes by of; as, some of our provisions.

Sometime (a.) Having been formerly; former; late; whilom.

Sometimes (a.) Former; sometime.

Somnambular (a.) Of or pertaining to somnambulism; somnambulistic.

Somnambulic (a.) Somnambulistic.

Somnambulistic (a.) Of or pertaining to a somnambulist or somnambulism; affected by somnambulism; appropriate to the state of a somnambulist.

Somnial (a.) Of or pertaining to sleep or dreams.

Somniative (a.) Somnial; somniatory.

Somniatory (a.) Pertaining to sleep or dreams; somnial.

Somniculous (a.) Inc

Somniferous (a.) Causing or inducing sleep; soporific; dormitive; as, a somniferous potion.

Somnific (a.) Causing sleep; somniferous.

Somnifugous (a.) Driving away sleep.

Somniloquous (a.) Apt to talk in sleep.

Somnolent (a.) Sleepy; drowsy; inc

Sonant (a.) Of or pertaining to sound; sounding.

Sonant (a.) Uttered, as an element of speech, with tone or proper vocal sound, as distinguished from mere breath sound; intonated; voiced; tonic; the opposite of nonvocal, or surd; -- sid of the vowels, semivowels, liquids, and nasals, and particularly of the consonants b, d, g hard, v, etc., as compared with their cognates p, t, k, f, etc., which are called nonvocal, surd, or aspirate.

Soncy (a.) Alt. of Sonsy

Sonsy (a.) Lucky; fortunate; thriving; plump.

Songful (a.) Disposed to sing; full of song.

Songish (a.) Consisting of songs.

Songless (a.) Destitute of the power of song; without song; as, songless birds; songless woods.

Soniferous (a.) Sounding; producing sound; conveying sound.

Sonless (a.) Being without a son.

Sonnish (a.) Like the sun; sunny; golden.

Sonorific (a.) Producing sound; as, the sonorific quality of a body.

Sonorous (a.) Giving sound when struck; resonant; as, sonorous metals.

Sonorous (a.) Loud-sounding; giving a clear or loud sound; as, a sonorous voice.

Sonorous (a.) Yielding sound; characterized by sound; vocal; sonant; as, the vowels are sonorous.

Sonorous (a.) Impressive in sound; high-sounding.

Sonorous (a.) Sonant; vibrant; hence, of sounds produced in a cavity, deep-toned; as, sonorous rhonchi.

Sonsy (a.) See Soncy.

Soon (a.) Speedy; quick.

Soot (a.) Alt. of Soote

Soote (a.) Sweet.

Sooth (a.) Truth; reality.

Sooth (a.) Augury; prognostication.

Sooth (a.) Blandishment; cajolery.

Soothe (a.) To assent to as true.

Soothe (a.) To assent to; to comply with; to gratify; to humor by compliance; to please with blandishments or soft words; to flatter.

Soothe (a.) To assuage; to mollify; to calm; to comfort; as, to soothe a crying child; to soothe one's sorrows.

Soothfast (a.) Firmly fixed in, or founded upon, the thruth; true; genuine; real; also, truthful; faithful.

Sootish (a.) Sooty.

Sophic (a.) Alt. of Sophical

Sophical (a.) Teaching wisdom.

Sophistic (a.) Alt. of Sophistical

Sophistical (a.) Of or pertaining to a sophist; embodying sophistry; fallaciously subtile; not sound.

Sophisticate (a.) Alt. of Sophisticated

Sophisticated (a.) Adulterated; not pure; not genuine.

Sophomoric (a.) Alt. of Sophomorical

Sophomorical (a.) Of or pertaining to a sophomore; resembling a sophomore; hence, pretentious; inflated in style or manner; as, sophomoric affectation.

Soporiferous (a.) Causing sleep; somniferous; soporific.

Soporific (a.) Causing sleep; tending to cause sleep; soporiferous; as, the soporific virtues of opium.

Soporose (a.) Alt. of Soporous

Soporous (a.) Causing sleep; sleepy.

Soppy (a.) Soaked or saturated with liquid or moisture; very wet or sloppy.

Sorbefacient (a.) Producing absorption.

Sorbic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, the rowan tree, or sorb; specifically, designating an acid, C/H/CO/H, of the acetylene series, found in the unripe berries of this tree, and extracted as a white crystal

Sorbile (a.) Fit to be drunk or sipped.

Sorbonical (a.) Belonging to the Sorbonne or to a Sorbonist.

Sorcerous (a.) Of or pertaining to sorcery.

Sordid (a.) Filthy; foul; dirty.

Sordid (a.) Vile; base; gross; mean; as, vulgar, sordid mortals.

Sordid (a.) Meanly avaricious; covetous; niggardly.

Sore (a.) A place in an animal body where the skin and flesh are ruptured or bruised, so as to be tender or painful; a painful or diseased place, such as an ulcer or a boil.

Sore (a.) Fig.: Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.

Sore (a.) In a sore manner; with pain; grievously.

Sore (a.) Greatly; violently; deeply.

Sorediate (a.) Sorediiferous.

Sordiferous (a.) Alt. of Sorediiferous

Sorediiferous (a.) Bearing soredia; sorediate.

Soricine (a.) Of or pertaining to the Shrew family (Soricidae); like a shrew in form or habits; as, the soricine bat (Glossophaga soricina).

Soritical (a.) Of or pertaining to a sorites; resembling a sorites.

Sororal (a.) Relating to a sister; sisterly.

Sorrel (a.) Of a yellowish or redish brown color; as, a sorrel horse.

Sorrowed (a.) Accompanied with sorrow; sorrowful.

Sorrowful (a.) Full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected; distressed.

Sorrowful (a.) Producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable; grievous; as, a sorrowful accident.

Sorrowless (a.) Free from sorrow.

Sorry (a.) Grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil; feeling regret; -- now generally used to express light grief or affliction, but formerly often used to express deeper feeling.

Sorry (a.) Melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful.

Sorry (a.) Poor; mean; worthless; as, a sorry excuse.

Sortable (a.) Capable of being sorted.

Sortable (a.) Suitable; befitting; proper.

Sortal (a.) Pertaining to a sort.

Sortilegious (a.) Pertaining to sortilege.

Sorweful (a.) Sorrowful.

So-so (a.) Neither very good nor very bad; middling; passable; tolerable; indifferent.

Sostenuto (a.) Sustained; -- applied to a movement or passage the sounds of which are to sustained to the utmost of the nominal value of the time; also, to a passage the tones of which are to be somewhat prolonged or protacted.

Sot (a.) Sottish; foolish; stupid; dull.

Sotadean (a.) Sotadic.

Sotadic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, the lascivious compositions of the Greek poet Sotades.

Sote (a.) Sweet.

Sotel (a.) Alt. of Sotil

Sotil (a.) Subtile.

Sothe (a.) Sooth.

Sothiac (a.) Alt. of Sothic

Sothic (a.) Of or pertaining to Sothis, the Egyptian name for the Dog Star; taking its name from the Dog Star; canicular.

Sottish (a.) Like a sot; doltish; very foolish; drunken.

Souded (a.) Alt. of Soudet

Soudet (a.) United; consolidated; made firm; strengthened.

Soul (a.) Sole.

Soul (a.) Sole.

Souled (a.) Furnished with a soul; possessing soul and feeling; -- used chiefly in composition; as, great-souled Hector.

Soulless (a.) Being without a soul, or without greatness or nobleness of mind; mean; spiritless.

Soundable (a.) Capable of being sounded.

Sounding (a.) Making or emitting sound; hence, sonorous; as, sounding words.

Soundless (a.) Not capable of being sounded or fathomed; unfathomable.

Soundless (a.) Having no sound; noiseless; silent.

Sounst (a.) Soused. See Souse.

Soupy (a.) Resembling soup; souplike.

Sourish (a.) Somewhat sour; moderately acid; as, sourish fruit; a sourish taste.

Souterly (a.) Of or pertaining to a cobbler or cobblers; like a cobbler; hence, vulgar; low.

South (a.) Lying toward the south; situated at the south, or in a southern direction from the point of observation or reckoning; proceeding toward the south, or coming from the south; blowing from the south; southern; as, the south pole.

Southdown (a.) Of or pertaining to the South Downs, a range of pasture hills south of the Thames, in England.

Southeast (a.) Of or pertaining to the southeast; proceeding toward, or coming from, the southeast; as, a southeast course; a southeast wind.

Southeastern (a.) Of or pertaining to the southeast; southeasterly.

Southerly (a.) Southern.

Southern (a.) Of or pertaining to the south; situated in, or proceeding from, the south; situated or proceeding toward the south.

Southernly (a.) Somewhat southern.

Southernmost (a.) Farthest south.

Southmost (a.) Farthest toward the south; southernmost.

Southren (a.) Southern.

Southward (a.) Toward the south.

Southwest (a.) Pertaining to, or in the direction of, the southwest; proceeding toward the southwest; coming from the southwest; as, a southwest wind.

Southwesterly (a.) To ward or from the southwest; as, a southwesterly course; a southwesterly wind.

Southwestern (a.) Of or pertaining to the southwest; southwesterly; as, to sail a southwestern course.

Sovereign (a.) Supreme or highest in power; superior to all others; chief; as, our sovereign prince.

Sovereign (a.) Independent of, and unlimited by, any other; possessing, or entitled to, original authority or jurisdiction; as, a sovereign state; a sovereign discretion.

Sovereign (a.) Princely; royal.

Sovereign (a.) Predominant; greatest; utmost; paramount.

Sovereign (a.) Efficacious in the highest degree; effectual; controlling; as, a sovereign remedy.

Sovran (a.) A variant of Sovereign.

Soyned (a.) Filled with care; anxious.

Spaceful (a.) Wide; extensive.

Spaceless (a.) Without space.

Spacial (a.) See Spatial.

Spadiceous (a.) Of a bright clear brown or chestnut color.

Spadiceous (a.) Bearing flowers on a spadix; of the nature of a spadix.

Spadicose (a.) Spadiceous.

Spagyric (a.) Alt. of Spagyrical

Spagyrical (a.) Chemical; alchemical.

Spaky (a.) Specky.

Spalt (a.) Liable to break or split; brittle; as, spalt timber.

Spalt (a.) Heedless; clumsy; pert; saucy.

Spalt (a.) To split off; to cleave off, as chips from a piece of timber, with an ax.

Spanaemic (a.) Of or pertaining to spanaemia; having impoverished blood.

Spangly (a.) Resembling, or consisting of, spangles; glittering; as, spangly light.

Spaniel (a.) Cringing; fawning.

Spanish (a.) Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards.

Spanking (a.) Moving with a quick, lively pace, or capable of so doing; dashing.

Spanking (a.) Large; considerable.

Spanless (a.) Incapable of being spanned.

Span-new (a.) Quite new; brand-new; fire-new.

Spare (a.) To use frugally or stintingly, as that which is scarce or valuable; to retain or keep unused; to save.

Spare (a.) To keep to one's self; to forbear to impart or give.

Spare (a.) To preserve from danger or punishment; to forbear to punish, injure, or harm; to show mercy to.

Spare (a.) To save or gain, as by frugality; to reserve, as from some occupation, use, or duty.

Spare (a.) To deprive one's self of, as by being frugal; to do without; to dispense with; to give up; to part with.

Spareful (a.) Sparing; chary.

Spareless (a.) Unsparing.

Spar-hung (a.) Hung with spar, as a cave.

Sparing (a.) Spare; saving; frugal; merciful.

Sparkful (a.) Lively; brisk; gay.

Sparkish (a.) Like a spark; airy; gay.

Sparkish (a.) Showy; well-dresed; fine.

Sparkling (a.) Emitting sparks; glittering; flashing; brilliant; lively; as, sparkling wine; sparkling eyes.

Sparoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sparidae, a family of spinous-finned fishes which includes the scup, sheepshead, and sea bream.

Sparry (a.) Resembling spar, or consisting of spar; abounding with spar; having a confused crystal

Spartan (a.) Of or pertaining to Sparta, especially to ancient Sparta; hence, hardy; undaunted; as, Spartan souls; Spartan bravey.

Spary (a.) Sparing; parsimonious.

Spasmatical (a.) Spasmodic.

Spasmodic (a.) Of or pertaining to spasm; consisting in spasm; occuring in, or characterized by, spasms; as, a spasmodic asthma.

Spasmodic (a.) Soon relaxed or exhausted; convulsive; intermittent; as, spasmodic zeal or industry.

Spasmodical (a.) Same as Spasmodic, a.

Spastic (a.) Of or pertaining to spasm; spasmodic; especially, pertaining to tonic spasm; tetanic.

Spatangoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Spatangoidea.

Spathaceous (a.) Having a spathe; resembling a spathe; spathal.

Spathal (a.) Furnished with a spathe; as, spathal flowers.

Spathed (a.) Having a spathe or calyx like a sheath.

Spathic (a.) Like spar; foliated or lamellar; spathose.

Spathiform (a.) Resembling spar in form.

Spathose (a.) See Spathic.

Spathose (a.) Having a spathe; resembling a spathe; spatheceous; spathal.

Spathous (a.) Spathose.

Spathulate (a.) See Spatulate.

Spatial (a.) Of or pertaining to space.

Spatterdashed (a.) Wearing spatterdashes.

Spatulate (a.) Shaped like spatula, or like a battledoor, being roundish, with a long, narrow,

Spavined (a.) Affected with spavin.

Speakable (a.) Capable of being spoken; fit to be spoken.

Speakable (a.) Able to speak.

Speaking (a.) Uttering speech; used for conveying speech; as, man is a speaking animal; a speaking tube.

Speaking (a.) Seeming to be capable of speech; hence, lifelike; as, a speaking likeness.

Speary (a.) Having the form of a spear.

Special (a.) Of or pertaining to a species; constituting a species or sort.

Special (a.) Particular; peculiar; different from others; extraordinary; uncommon.

Special (a.) Appropriate; designed for a particular purpose, occasion, or person; as, a special act of Parliament or of Congress; a special sermon.

Special (a.) Limited in range; confined to a definite field of action, investigation, or discussion; as, a special dictionary of commercial terms; a special branch of study.

Special (a.) Chief in excellence.

Specifiable (a.) Admitting specification; capable of being specified.

Specific (a.) Of or pertaining to a species; characterizing or constituting a species; possessing the peculiar property or properties of a thing which constitute its species, and distinguish it from other things; as, the specific form of an animal or a plant; the specific qualities of a drug; the specific distinction between virtue and vice.

Specific (a.) Specifying; definite, or making definite; limited; precise; discriminating; as, a specific statement.

Specific (a.) Exerting a peculiar influence over any part of the body; preventing or curing disease by a peculiar adaption, and not on general principles; as, quinine is a specific medicine in cases of malaria.

Specific (a.) Anything having peculiar adaption to the purpose to which it is applied.

Specifical (a.) Specific.

Specious (a.) Presenting a pleasing appearance; pleasing in form or look; showy.

Specious (a.) Apparently right; superficially fair, just, or correct, but not so in reality; appearing well at first view; plausible; as, specious reasoning; a specious argument.

Speckled (a.) Marked or variegated with small spots of a different color from that of the rest of the surface.

Spectacled (a.) Furnished with spectacles; wearing spectacles.

Spectacled (a.) Having the eyes surrounded by color markings, or patches of naked skin, resembling spectacles.

Spectacular (a.) Of or pertaining to a shows; of the nature of a show.

Spectacular (a.) Adapted to excite wonder and admiration by a display of pomp or of scenic effects; as, a spectacular celebration of some event; a spectacular play.

Spectacular (a.) Pertaining to spectacles, or glasses for the eyes.

Spectant (a.) Looking forward.

Spectatorial (a.) Of or pertaining to a spectator.

Spectral (a.) Of or pertaining to a specter; ghosty.

Spectral (a.) Of or pertaining to the spectrum; made by the spectrum; as, spectral colors; spectral analysis.

Spectrological (a.) Of or pertaining to spectrology; as, spectrological studies or experiments.

Spectroscopic (a.) Alt. of Spectroscopical

Spectroscopical (a.) Of or pertaining to a spectroscope, or spectroscopy.

Specular (a.) Having the qualities of a speculum, or mirror; having a smooth, reflecting surface; as, a specular metal; a specular surface.

Specular (a.) Of or pertaining to a speculum; conducted with the aid of a speculum; as, a specular examination.

Specular (a.) Assisting sight, as a lens or the like.

Specular (a.) Affording view.

Speculative (a.) Given to speculation; contemplative.

Speculative (a.) Involving, or formed by, speculation; ideal; theoretical; not established by demonstration.

Speculative (a.) Of or pertaining to vision; also, prying; inquisitive; curious.

Speculative (a.) Of or pertaining to speculation in land, goods, shares, etc.; as, a speculative dealer or enterprise.

Speculatorial (a.) Speculatory; speculative.

Speculatory (a.) Intended or adapted for viewing or espying; having oversight.

Speculatory (a.) Exercising speculation; speculative.

Speechful (a.) Full of speech or words; voluble; loquacious.

Speechless (a.) Destitute or deprived of the faculty of speech.

Speechless (a.) Not speaking for a time; dumb; mute; silent.

Speedful (a.) Full of speed (in any sense).

Speedless (a.) Being without speed.

Spellable (a.) Capable of being spelt.

Spellbound (a.) Bound by, or as by, a spell.

Spellful (a.) Abounding in spells, or charms.

Spelling (a.) Of or pertaining to spelling.

Spendthrift (a.) Prodigal; extravagant; wasteful.

Spendthrifty (a.) Spendthrift; prodigal.

Spenserian (a.) Of or pertaining to the English poet Spenser; -- specifically applied to the stanza used in his poem "The Faerie Queene."

Spent (a.) Exhausted; worn out; having lost energy or motive force.

Spent (a.) Exhausted of spawn or sperm; -- said especially of fishes.

Sperable (a.) Within the range of hpe; proper to be hoped for.

Sperate (a.) Hoped for, or to be hoped for.

Spermatic (a.) Of or pertaining to semen; as, the spermatic fluid, the spermatic vessels, etc.

Spermatical (a.) Spermatic.

Spermatogenetic (a.) Relating to, or connected with, spermatogenesis; as, spermatogenetic function.

Spermatogenous (a.) Sperm-producing.

Spermatoid (a.) Spermlike; resembling sperm, or semen.

Spermatophorous (a.) Producing seed, or sperm; seminiferous; as, the so-called spermatophorous cells.

Spermic (a.) Of or pertaining to sperm, or semen.

Spermophytic (a.) Capable of producing seeds; ph/nogamic.

Spewy (a.) Wet; soggy; inc

Sphacelate (a.) Alt. of Sphacelated

Sphacelated (a.) Affected with gangrene; mortified.

Sphagnicolous (a.) Growing in moss of the genus Sphagnum.

Sphagnous (a.) Pertaining to moss of the genus Sphagnum, or bog moss; abounding in peat or bog moss.

Sphenethmoid (a.) Of or pertaining to both the sphenoidal and the ethmoidal regions of the skull, or the sphenethmoid bone; sphenethmoidal.

Sphenethmoidal (a.) Relating to the sphenoethmoid bone; sphenoethmoid.

Sphenoethmoidal (a.) Sphenethmoid.

Sphenographic (a.) Of or pertaining to sphenography.

Sphenoid (a.) Wedge-shaped; as, a sphenoid crystal.

Sphenoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the sphenoid bone.

Sphenoidal (a.) Sphenoid.

Sphenoidal (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a sphenoid.

Sphenotic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the sphenotic bone.

Spheral (a.) Of or pertaining to a sphere or the spheres.

Spheral (a.) Rounded like a sphere; sphere-shaped; hence, symmetrical; complete; perfect.

Spherical (a.) Alt. of Spheric

Spheric (a.) Having the form of a sphere; like a sphere; globular; orbicular; as, a spherical body.

Spheric (a.) Of or pertaining to a sphere.

Spheric (a.) Of or pertaining to the heavenly orbs, or to the sphere or spheres in which, according to ancient astronomy and astrology, they were set.

Spheroidal (a.) Having the form of a spheroid.

Spheroidic (a.) Alt. of Spheroidical

Spheroidical (a.) See Spheroidal.

Spherulate (a.) Covered or set with spherules; having one or more rows of spherules, or minute tubercles.

Spherulitic (a.) Of or pertaining to a spherulite; characterized by the presence of spherulites.

Sphery (a.) Round; spherical; starlike.

Sphery (a.) Of or pertaining to the spheres.

Sphincter (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a sphincter; as, a sphincter muscle.

Sphingid (a.) Of or pertaining to a sphinx, or the family Sphingidae.

Sphygmic (a.) Of or pertaining to the pulse.

Sphygmographic (a.) Relating to, or produced by, a sphygmograph; as, a sphygmographic tracing.

Sphyraenoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sphyraenidae, a family of marine fishes including the barracudas.

Spicate (a.) Alt. of Spicated

Spicated (a.) Having the form of a spike, or ear; arranged in a spike or spikes.

Spiccato (a.) Detached; separated; -- a term indicating that every note is to be performed in a distinct and pointed manner.

Spiciferous (a.) Bearing ears, or spikes; spicate.

Spiciform (a.) Spike-shaped.

Spicose (a.) Having spikes, or ears, like corn spikes.

Spicous (a.) See Spicose.

Spicular (a.) Resembling a dart; having sharp points.

Spiculate (a.) Covered with, or having, spicules.

Spiculate (a.) Covered with minute spiculae, or pointed fleshy appendages; divided into small spikelets.

Spiculiform (a.) Having the shape of a spicule.

Spiculigenous (a.) Producing or containing spicules.

Spidered (a.) Infested by spiders; cobwebbed.

Spiderlike (a.) Like a spider.

Spiked (a.) Furnished or set with spikes, as corn; fastened with spikes; stopped with spikes.

Spiky (a.) Like a spike; spikelike.

Spiky (a.) Having a sharp point, or sharp points; furnished or armed with spikes.

Spinaceous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the plant spinach, or the family of plants to which it belongs.

Spinal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the backbone, or vertebral column; rachidian; vertebral.

Spinal (a.) Of or pertaining to a spine or spines.

Spinate (a.) Bearing a spine; spiniform.

Spindle-legged (a.) Having long, slender legs.

Spindle-shanked (a.) Having long, slender legs.

Spindle-shaped (a.) Having the shape of a spindle.

Spindle-shaped (a.) Thickest in the middle, and tapering to both ends; fusiform; -- applied chiefly to roots.

Spindling (a.) Long and slender, or disproportionately tall and slender; as, a spindling tree; a spindling boy.

Spined (a.) Furnished with spines; spiny.

Spine-finned (a.) Having fine supported by spinous fin rays; -- said of certain fishes.

Spineless (a.) Having no spine.

Spinescent (a.) Becoming hard and thorny; tapering gradually to a rigid, leafless point; armed with spines.

Spine-tailed (a.) Having the tail quills ending in sharp, naked tips.

Spineted (a.) Slit; cleft.

Spiniferous (a.) Producing spines; bearing thorns or spines; thorny; spiny.

Spiniform (a.) Shaped like a spine.

Spinigerous (a.) Bearing a spine or spines; thorn-bearing.

Spinii-spirulate (a.) Having spines arranged spirally. See Spicule.

Spinny (a.) Thin and long; slim; slender.

Spinose (a.) Full of spines; armed with thorns; thorny.

Spinous (a.) Spinose; thorny.

Spinous (a.) Having the form of a spine or thorn; spinelike.

Spinulescent (a.) Having small spines; somewhat thorny.

Spinulose (a.) Alt. of Spinulous

Spinulous (a.) Covered with small spines.

Spiny (a.) Full of spines; thorny; as, a spiny tree.

Spiny (a.) Like a spine in shape; slender.

Spiny (a.) Fig.: Abounding with difficulties or annoyances.

Spirable (a.) Capable of being breathed; respirable.

Spiracular (a.) Of or pertaining to a spiracle.

Spiraeic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, the meadowsweet (Spiraea); formerly, designating an acid which is now called salicylic acid.

Spiral (a.) Winding or circling round a center or pole and gradually receding from it; as, the spiral curve of a watch spring.

Spiral (a.) Winding round a cylinder or imaginary axis, and at the same time rising or advancing forward; winding like the thread of a screw; helical.

Spiral (a.) Of or pertaining to a spiral; like a spiral.

Spiral (a.) A plane curve, not reentrant, described by a point, called the generatrix, moving along a straight

Spiral (a.) Anything which has a spiral form, as a spiral shell.

Spired (a.) Having a spire; being in the form of a spire; as, a spired steeple.

Spiring (a.) Shooting up in a spire or spires.

Spirited (a.) Animated or possessed by a spirit.

Spirited (a.) Animated; full of life or vigor; lively; full of spirit or fire; as, a spirited oration; a spirited answer.

Spiritful (a.) Full of spirit; spirited.

Spiritless (a.) Destitute of spirit; wanting animation; wanting cheerfulness; dejected; depressed.

Spiritless (a.) Destitute of vigor; wanting life, courage, or fire.

Spiritless (a.) Having no breath; extinct; dead.

Spiritous (a.) Like spirit; refined; defecated; pure.

Spiritous (a.) Ardent; active.

Spiritual (a.) Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal; as, a spiritual substance or being.

Spiritual (a.) Of or pertaining to the intellectual and higher endowments of the mind; mental; intellectual.

Spiritual (a.) Of or pertaining to the moral feelings or states of the soul, as distinguished from the external actions; reaching and affecting the spirits.

Spiritual (a.) Of or pertaining to the soul or its affections as influenced by the Spirit; controlled and inspired by the divine Spirit; proceeding from the Holy Spirit; pure; holy; divine; heavenly-minded; -- opposed to carnal.

Spiritual (a.) Not lay or temporal; relating to sacred things; ecclesiastical; as, the spiritual functions of the clergy; lords spiritual and temporal; a spiritual corporation.

Spiritualist (a.) Spiritualistic.

Spiritualistic (a.) Relating to, or connected with, spiritualism.

Spiritual-minded (a.) Having the mind set on spiritual things, or filled with holy desires and affections.

Spiritielle (a.) Of the nature, or having the appearance, of a spirit; pure; refined; ethereal.

Spirituous (a.) Having the quality of spirit; tenuous in substance, and having active powers or properties; ethereal; immaterial; spiritual; pure.

Spirituous (a.) Containing, or of the nature of, alcoholic (esp. distilled) spirit; consisting of refined spirit; alcoholic; ardent; as, spirituous liquors.

Spirituous (a.) Lively; gay; vivid; airy.

Spiroylic (a.) Alt. of Spiroylous

Spiroylous (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a substance now called salicylal.

Spiry (a.) Of a spiral form; wreathed; curled; serpentine.

Spiry (a.) Of or pertaining to a spire; like a spire, tall, slender, and tapering; abounding in spires; as, spiry turrets.

Spiss (a.) Thick; crowded; compact; dense.

Spissated (a.) Rendered dense or compact, as by evaporation; inspissated; thickened.

Spitchcocked (a.) Broiled or fried after being split lengthwise; -- said of eels.

Spiteful (a.) Filled with, or showing, spite; having a desire to vex, annoy, or injure; malignant; malicious; as, a spiteful person or act.

Spitous (a.) Having spite; spiteful.

Spitscocked (a.) Spitchcocked.

Spitted (a.) Put upon a spit; pierced as if by a spit.

Spitted (a.) Shot out long; -- said of antlers.

Spittly (a.) Like spittle; slimy.

Splanchnic (a.) Of or pertaining to the viscera; visceral.

Splashy (a.) Full of dirty water; wet and muddy, so as be easily splashed about; slushy.

Splay (a.) Displayed; spread out; turned outward; hence, flat; ungainly; as, splay shoulders.

Splay (a.) A slope or bevel, especially of the sides of a door or window, by which the opening is made larged at one face of the wall than at the other, or larger at each of the faces than it is between them.

Splayfoot (a.) Alt. of Splayfooted

Splayfooted (a.) Having a splayfoot or splayfeet.

Splaymouthed (a.) Having a splaymouth.

Spleened (a.) Deprived of the spleen.

Spleened (a.) Angered; annoyed.

Spleenful (a.) Displaying, or affected with, spleen; angry; fretful; melancholy.

Spleenish (a.) Spleeny; affected with spleen; fretful.

Spleenless (a.) Having no spleen; hence, kind; gentle; mild.

Spleeny (a.) Irritable; peevish; fretful.

Spleeny (a.) Affected with nervous complaints; melancholy.

Splendent (a.) Shining; glossy; beaming with light; lustrous; as, splendent planets; splendent metals. See the Note under 3d Luster, 4.

Splendent (a.) Very conspicuous; illustrious.

Splendid (a.) Possessing or displaying splendor; shining; very bright; as, a splendid sun.

Splendid (a.) Showy; magnificent; sumptuous; pompous; as, a splendid palace; a splendid procession or pageant.

Splendid (a.) Illustrious; heroic; brilliant; celebrated; famous; as, a splendid victory or reputation.

Splendidious (a.) Splendid.

Splendidous (a.) Splendid.

Splendiferous (a.) Splendor-bearing; splendid.

Splendrous (a.) Alt. of Splendorous

Splendorous (a.) Splendid.

Splenetic (a.) Affected with spleen; malicious; spiteful; peevish; fretful.

Splenetical (a.) Splenetic.

Splenial (a.) Designating the splenial bone.

Splenial (a.) Of or pertaining to the splenial bone or splenius muscle.

Splenic (a.) Of or pertaining to the spleen; lienal; as, the splenic vein.

Splenical (a.) Splenic.

Splenish (a.) Spleenish.

Splenitive (a.) Splenetic.

Splenoid (a.) Resembling the spleen; spleenlike.

Splining (a.) Of or pertaining to a sp

Splinterproof (a.) Proof against the splinters, or fragments, of bursting shells.

Splintery (a.) Consisting of splinters; resembling splinters; as, the splintery fracture of a mineral.

Split (a.) Divided; cleft.

Split (a.) Divided deeply; cleft.

Split-tongued (a.) Having a forked tongue, as that of snakes and some lizards.

Splotchy (a.) Covered or marked with splotches.

Spodomantic (a.) Relating to spodomancy, or divination by means of ashes.

Spoffish (a.) Earnest and active in matters of no moment; bustling.

Spoilable (a.) Capable of being spoiled.

Spoilful (a.) Wasteful; rapacious.

Spoken (a.) Uttered in speech; delivered by word of mouth; oral; as, a spoken narrative; the spoken word.

Spoken (a.) Characterized by a certain manner or style in speaking; -- often in composition; as, a pleasant-spoken man.

Spoliative (a.) Serving to take away, diminish, or rob; esp. (Med.), serving to diminish sensibily the amount of blood in the body; as, spoliative bloodletting.

Spoliatory (a.) Tending to spoil; destructive; spoliative.

Spondaic (a.) Alt. of Spondaical

Spondaical (a.) Or of pertaining to a spondee; consisting of spondees.

Spondaical (a.) Containing spondees in excess; marked by spondees; as, a spondaic hexameter, i. e., one which has a spondee instead of a dactyl in the fifth foot.

Spongeous (a.) Resembling sponge; having the nature or qualities of sponge.

Spongiform (a.) Resembling a sponge; soft and porous; porous.

Spongiose (a.) Alt. of Spongious

Spongious (a.) Somewhat spongy; spongelike; full of small cavities like sponge; as, spongious bones.

Spongoid (a.) Resembling sponge; like sponge.

Spongy (a.) Soft, and full of cavities; of an open, loose, pliable texture; as, a spongy excrescence; spongy earth; spongy cake; spongy bones.

Spongy (a.) Wet; drenched; soaked and soft, like sponge; rainy.

Spongy (a.) Having the quality of imbibing fluids, like a sponge.

Sponsal (a.) Relating to marriage, or to a spouse; spousal.

Sponsible (a.) responsible; worthy of credit.

Sponsional (a.) Of or pertaining to a pledge or agreement; responsible.

Spnsorial (a.) Pertaining to a sponsor.

Spontaneous (a.) Proceding from natural feeling, temperament, or disposition, or from a native internal proneness, readiness, or tendency, without constraint; as, a spontaneous gift or proportion.

Spontaneous (a.) Proceeding from, or acting by, internal impulse, energy, or natural law, without external force; as, spontaneous motion; spontaneous growth.

Spontaneous (a.) Produced without being planted, or without human labor; as, a spontaneous growth of wood.

Spoon-billed (a.) Having the bill expanded and spatulate at the end.

Spooney (a.) Weak-minded; demonstratively fond; as, spooney lovers.

Sporadial (a.) Sporadic.

Sporadic (a.) Occuring singly, or apart from other things of the same kind, or in scattered instances; separate; single; as, a sporadic fireball; a sporadic case of disease; a sporadic example of a flower.

Sporadical (a.) Sporadic.

Sporidiferous (a.) Bearing sporidia.

Sporiferous (a.) Bearing or producing spores.

Sporophoric (a.) Having the nature of a sporophore.

Sportal (a.) Of or pertaining to sports; used in sports.

Sportful (a.) Full of sport; merry; frolicsome; full of jesting; indulging in mirth or play; playful; wanton; as, a sportful companion.

Sportful (a.) Done in jest, or for mere play; sportive.

Sporting (a.) Of pertaining to, or engaging in, sport or sporrts; exhibiting the character or conduct of one who, or that which, sports.

Sportive (a.) Tending to, engaged in, or provocate of, sport; gay; froliscome; playful; merry.

Sportless (a.) Without sport or mirth; joyless.

Sportulary (a.) Subsisting on alms or charitable contributions.

Sporuliferous (a.) Producing sporules.

Spotless (a.) Without a spot; especially, free from reproach or impurity; pure; untainted; innocent; as, a spotless mind; spotless behavior.

Spotted (a.) Marked with spots; as, a spotted garment or character.

Spotty (a.) Full of spots; marked with spots.

Spousal (a.) Of or pertaining to a spouse or marriage; nuptial; matrimonial; conjugal; bridal; as, spousal rites; spousal ornaments.

Spouseless (a.) Destitute of a spouse; unmarried.

Spoutless (a.) Having no spout.

Sprack (a.) Quick; lively; alert.

Sprag (a.) See Sprack, a.

Spread-eagle (a.) Characterized by a pretentious, boastful, exaggerated style; defiantly or extravagantly bombastic; as, a spread-eagle orator; a spread-eagle speech.

Sprigged (a.) Having sprigs.

Spriggy (a.) Full of sprigs or small branches.

Sprightful (a.) Full of spirit or of life; earnest; vivacious; lively; brisk; nimble; gay.

Sprightless (a.) Destitute of life; dull; sluggish.

Springal (a.) Alt. of Springall

Springald (a.) Alt. of Springall

Springall (a.) An active, springly young man.

Spriteful (a.) Alt. of Spritely

Spritefully (a.) Alt. of Spritely


Spritely (a.) See Sprightful, Sprightfully, Spright

Spruce (a.) Any coniferous tree of the genus Picea, as the Norway spruce (P. excelsa), and the white and black spruces of America (P. alba and P. nigra), besides several others in the far Northwest. See Picea.

Spruce (a.) The wood or timber of the spruce tree.

Spruce (a.) Prussia leather; pruce.

Sprung (a.) Said of a spar that has been cracked or strained.

Sprunt (a.) Active; lively; vigorous.

Spumeous (a.) Spumous.

Spumescent (a.) Resembling froth or foam; foaming.

Spumid (a.) Spumous; frothy.

Spumiferous (a.) Producing foam.

Spumous (a.) Alt. of Spumy

Spumy (a.) Consisting of, containing, or covered with, froth, scum, or foam; frothy; foamy.

Spurious (a.) Not proceeding from the true source, or from the source pretended; not genuine; false; adulterate.

Spurious (a.) Not legitimate; bastard; as, spurious issue.

Spurless (a.) Having no spurs.

Spurred (a.) Wearing spurs; furnished with a spur or spurs; having shoots like spurs.

Spurred (a.) Affected with spur, or ergot; as, spurred rye.

Spur-winged (a.) Having one or more spurs on the bend of the wings.

Sputative (a.) Inc

Squab (a.) Fat; thick; plump; bulky.

Squab (a.) Unfledged; unfeathered; as, a squab pigeon.

Squabbish (a.) Thick; fat; heavy.

Squabby (a.) Short and thick; suqabbish.

Squadroned (a.) Formed into squadrons, or squares.

Squaimous (a.) Squeamish.

Squalid (a.) Dirty through neglect; foul; filthy; extremely dirty.

Squally (a.) Abounding with squalls; disturbed often with sudden and violent gusts of wind; gusty; as, squally weather.

Squally (a.) Interrupted by unproductive spots; -- said of a flied of turnips or grain.

Squally (a.) Not equally good throughout; not uniform; uneven; faulty; -- said of cloth.

Squalodont (a.) Pertaining to Squalodon.

Squaloid (a.) Like or pertaining to a shark or sharks.

Squamaceous (a.) Squamose.

Squamate (a.) Alt. of Squamated

Squamated (a.) Same as Squamose.

Squamellate (a.) Furnished or covered with little scales; squamulose.

Squamiform (a.) Having the shape of a scale.

Squamigerous (a.) Bearing scales.

Squamoid (a.) Resembling a scale; also, covered with scales; scaly.

Squamosal (a.) Scalelike; squamous; as, the squamosal bone.

Squamosal (a.) Of or pertaining to the squamosal bone.

Squamozygomatic (a.) Of or pertaining to both the squamosal and zygomatic bones; -- applied to a bone, or a center of ossification, in some fetal skulls.

Squamulate (a.) Same as Squamulose.

Squamulose (a.) Having little scales; squamellate; squamulate.

Square (a.) Having four equal sides and four right angles; as, a square figure.

Square (a.) Forming a right angle; as, a square corner.

Square (a.) Having a shape broad for the height, with recti

Square (a.) Exactly suitable or correspondent; true; just.

Square (a.) Rendering equal justice; exact; fair; honest, as square dealing.

Square (a.) Even; leaving no balance; as, to make or leave the accounts square.

Square (a.) Leaving nothing; hearty; vigorous.

Square (a.) At right angles with the mast or the keel, and parallel to the horizon; -- said of the yards of a square-rigged vessel when they are so braced.

Square-rigged (a.) Having the sails extended upon yards suspended horizontally by the middle, as distinguished from fore-and-aft sails; thus, a ship and a brig are square-rigged vessels.

Squarish (a.) Nearly square.

Squarrose (a.) Ragged or full of lose scales or projecting parts; rough; jagged

Squarrose (a.) Consisting of scales widely divaricating; having scales, small leaves, or other bodies, spreading widely from the axis on which they are crowded; -- said of a calyx or stem.

Squarrose (a.) Divided into shreds or jags, raised above the plane of the leaf, and not parallel to it; said of a leaf.

Squarrose (a.) Having scales spreading every way, or standing upright, or at right angles to the surface; -- said of a shell.

Squarroso-dentate (a.) Having the teeth bent out of the plane of the lamina; -- said of a leaf.

Squarrous (a.) Squarrose.

Squarrulose (a.) Somewhat squarrose; slightly squarrose.

Squashy (a.) Easily squashed; soft.

Squat (a.) Sitting on the hams or heels; sitting close to the ground; cowering; crouching.

Squat (a.) Short and thick, like the figure of an animal squatting.

Squatty (a.) Squat; dumpy.

Squeamish (a.) Having a stomach that is easily or nauseated; hence, nice to excess in taste; fastidious; easily disgusted; apt to be offended at trifling improprieties.

Squeamous (a.) Squeamish.

Squesy (a.) Queasy; nice; squeamish; fastidious; scrupulous.

Squib (a.) A little pipe, or hollow cylinder of paper, filled with powder or combustible matter, to be thrown into the air while burning, so as to burst there with a crack.

Squib (a.) A kind of slow match or safety fuse.

Squib (a.) A sarcastic speech or publication; a petty lampoon; a brief, witty essay.

Squib (a.) A writer of lampoons.

Squib (a.) A paltry fellow.

Squillitic (a.) Of or pertaining to squills.

Squint (a.) Looking obliquely. Specifically (Med.), not having the optic axes coincident; -- said of the eyes. See Squint, n., 2.

Squint-eyed (a.) Having eyes that quint; having eyes with axes not coincident; cross-eyed.

Squint-eyed (a.) Looking obliquely, or asquint; malignant; as, squint-eyed praise; squint-eyed jealousy.

Squintifego (a.) Squinting.

Stabiliment (a.) The act of making firm; firm support; establishment.

Stability (a.) The state or quality of being stable, or firm; steadiness; firmness; strength to stand without being moved or overthrown; as, the stability of a structure; the stability of a throne or a constitution.

Stability (a.) Steadiness or firmness of character, firmness of resolution or purpose; the quality opposite to fickleness, irresolution, or inconstancy; constancy; steadfastness; as, a man of little stability, or of unusual stability.

Stability (a.) Fixedness; -- as opposed to fluidity.

Staccato (a.) Disconnected; separated; distinct; -- a direction to perform the notes of a passage in a short, distinct, and pointed manner. It is opposed to legato, and often indicated by heavy accents written over or under the notes, or by dots when the performance is to be less distinct and emphatic.

Staccato (a.) Expressed in a brief, pointed manner.

Stack (a.) A large pile of hay, grain, straw, or the like, usually of a nearly conical form, but sometimes rectangular or oblong, contracted at the top to a point or ridge, and sometimes covered with thatch.

Stack (a.) A pile of poles or wood, indefinite in quantity.

Stack (a.) A pile of wood containing 108 cubic feet.

Stack (a.) A number of flues embodied in one structure, rising above the roof. Hence:

Stack (a.) Any single insulated and prominent structure, or upright pipe, which affords a conduit for smoke; as, the brick smokestack of a factory; the smokestack of a steam vessel.

Stack (a.) A section of memory in a computer used for temporary storage of data, in which the last datum stored is the first retrieved.

Stack (a.) A data structure within random-access memory used to simulate a hardware stack; as, a push-down stack.

Staffish (a.) Stiff; harsh.

Stagely (a.) Pertaining to a stage; becoming the theater; theatrical.

Stage-struck (a.) Fascinated by the stage; seized by a passionate desire to become an actor.

Stag-horned (a.) Having the mandibles large and palmate, or branched somewhat like the antlers of a stag; -- said of certain beetles.

Stagnant (a.) That stagnates; not flowing; not running in a current or steam; motionless; hence, impure or foul from want of motion; as, a stagnant lake or pond; stagnant blood in the veins.

Stagnant (a.) Not active or brisk; dull; as, business in stagnant.

Stagnate (a.) Stagnant.

Stahlian (a.) Pertaining to, or taught by, Stahl, a German physician and chemist of the 17th century; as, the Stahlian theory of phlogiston.

Staid (a.) Sober; grave; steady; sedate; composed; regular; not wild, volatile, or fanciful.

Stainless (a.) Free from stain; immaculate.

Stalactic (a.) Alt. of Stalactical

Stalactical (a.) Stalactic.

Stalactoform (a.) Like a stalactite; resembling a stalactite.

Stalactitic (a.) Alt. of Stalactitical

Stalactitical (a.) Of or pertaining to a stalactite; having the form or characters of a stalactite; stalactic.

Stalactitiform (a.) Having the form of a stalactite; stalactiform.

Stalagmitic (a.) Alt. of Stalagmitical

Stalagmitical (a.) Having the form or structure of stalagmites.

Stale (a.) To make water; to discharge urine; -- said especially of horses and cattle.

Stalked (a.) Having a stalk or stem; borne upon a stem.

Stalk-eyed (a.) Having the eyes raised on a stalk, or peduncle; -- opposed to sessile-eyed. Said especially of podophthalmous crustaceans.

Stalkless (a.) Having no stalk.

Stalky (a.) Hard as a stalk; resembling a stalk.

Stalled (a.) Put or kept in a stall; hence, fatted.

Stalwart (a.) Alt. of Stalworth

Stalworth (a.) Brave; bold; strong; redoubted; daring; vehement; violent.

Stamened (a.) Furnished with stamens.

Staminal (a.) Of or pertaining to stamens or stamina; consisting in stamens.

Staminate (a.) Furnished with stamens; producing stamens.

Staminate (a.) Having stamens, but lacking pistils.

Stamineal (a.) Alt. of Stamineous

Stamineous (a.) Consisting of stamens or threads.

Stamineous (a.) Of or pertaining to the stamens; possessing stamens; also, attached to the stamens; as, a stamineous nectary.

Staminiferous (a.) Bearing or having stamens.

Stammel (a.) Of the color of stammel; having a red color, thought inferior to scarlet.

Stammering (a.) Apt to stammer; hesitating in speech; stuttering.

Stanchless (a.) Incapable of being stanched, or stopped.

Stanchless (a.) Unquenchable; insatiable.

Standard (a.) Being, affording, or according with, a standard for comparison and judgment; as, standard time; standard weights and measures; a standard authority as to nautical terms; standard gold or silver.

Standard (a.) Hence: Having a recognized and permanent value; as, standard works in history; standard authors.

Standard (a.) Not supported by, or fastened to, a wall; as, standard fruit trees.

Standard (a.) Not of the dwarf kind; as, a standard pear tree.

Standard-bred (a.) Bred in conformity to a standard. Specif., applied to a registered trotting horse which comes up to the standard adopted by the National Association of Trotting-horse Breeders.

Standing (a.) Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn.

Standing (a.) Not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water.

Standing (a.) Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color.

Standing (a.) Established by law, custom, or the like; settled; continually existing; permanent; not temporary; as, a standing army; legislative bodies have standing rules of proceeding and standing committees.

Standing (a.) Not movable; fixed; as, a standing bed (distinguished from a trundle-bed).

Stank (a.) Weak; worn out.

Stannary (a.) Of or pertaining to tin mines, or tin works.

Stannic (a.) Of or pertaining to tin; derived from or containing tin; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with stannous compounds.

Stanniferous (a.) Containing or affording tin.

Stannoso- (a.) A combining form (also used adjectively) denoting relation to, or connection with, certain stannnous compounds.

Stannous (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, tin; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with stannic compounds.

Stanzaic (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, stanzas; as, a couplet in stanzaic form.

Stapedial (a.) Of or pertaining to stapes.


Staphylomatous (a.) Of or pertaining to staphyloma; affected with staphyloma.

Staple (a.) Pertaining to, or being market of staple for, commodities; as, a staple town.

Staple (a.) Established in commerce; occupying the markets; settled; as, a staple trade.

Staple (a.) Fit to be sold; marketable.

Staple (a.) Regularly produced or manufactured in large quantities; belonging to wholesale traffic; principal; chief.

Star-blind (a.) Half blind.

Starboard (a.) Pertaining to the right-hand side of a ship; being or lying on the right side; as, the starboard quarter; starboard tack.

Starch (a.) Stiff; precise; rigid.

Starched (a.) Stiffened with starch.

Starched (a.) Stiff; precise; formal.

Starchy (a.) Consisting of starch; resembling starch; stiff; precise.

Star-crossed (a.) Not favored by the stars; ill-fated.

Starless (a.) Being without stars; having no stars visible; as, a starless night.

Starlight (a.) Lighted by the stars, or by the stars only; as, a starlight night.

Starlike (a.) Resembling a star; stellated; radiated like a star; as, starlike flowers.

Starlike (a.) Shining; bright; illustrious.

Starlit (a.) Lighted by the stars; starlight.

Starproof (a.) Impervious to the light of the stars; as, a starproof elm.

Starred (a.) Adorned or studded with stars; bespangled.

Starred (a.) Influenced in fortune by the stars.

Starry (a.) Abounding with stars; adorned with stars.

Starry (a.) Consisting of, or proceeding from, the stars; stellar; stellary; as, starry light; starry flame.

Starry (a.) Shining like stars; sparkling; as, starry eyes.

Starry (a.) Arranged in rays like those of a star; stellate.

Star-spangled (a.) Spangled or studded with stars.

Startful (a.) Apt to start; skittish.

Startish (a.) Apt to start; skittish; shy; -- said especially of a horse.

Startlish (a.) Easily startled; apt to start; startish; skittish; -- said especially of a hourse.

Start-up (a.) Upstart.

Starveling (a.) Hungry; lean; pining with want.

Statable (a.) That can be stated; as, a statablegrievance; the question at issue is statable.

Statal (a.) Of, pertaining to, or existing with reference to, a State of the American Union, as distinguished from the general government.

Statant (a.) In a standing position; as, a lion statant.

Statarian (a.) Fixed; settled; steady; statary.

Statary (a.) Fixed; settled.

State (a.) Stately.

State (a.) Belonging to the state, or body politic; public.

Stated (a.) Settled; established; fixed.

Stated (a.) Recurring at regular time; not occasional; as, stated preaching; stated business hours.

Stateful (a.) Full of state; stately.

Stateless (a.) Without state or pomp.

Statesmanlike (a.) Having the manner or wisdom of statesmen; becoming a statesman.

Statesmanly (a.) Becoming a statesman.

Static (a.) Alt. of Statical

Statical (a.) Resting; acting by mere weight without motion; as, statical pressure; static objects.

Statical (a.) Pertaining to bodies at rest or in equilibrium.

Stational (a.) Of or pertaining to a station.

Stationary (a.) Not moving; not appearing to move; stable; fixed.

Stationary (a.) Not improving or getting worse; not growing wiser, greater, better, more excellent, or the contrary.

Stationary (a.) Appearing to be at rest, because moving in the

Stationer (a.) A bookseller or publisher; -- formerly so called from his occupying a stand, or station, in the market place or elsewhere.

Stationer (a.) One who sells paper, pens, quills, inkstands, pencils, blank books, and other articles used in writing.

Stationery (a.) Belonging to, or sold by, a stationer.

Statistic (a.) Alt. of Statistical

Statistical (a.) Of or pertaining to statistics; as, statistical knowledge, statistical tabulation.

Stative (a.) Of or pertaining to a fixed camp, or military posts or quarters.

Statued (a.) Adorned with statues.

Statueless (a.) Without a statue.

Statuelike (a.) Like a statue; motionless.

Statuesque (a.) Partaking of, or exemplifying, the characteristics of a statue; having the symmetry, or other excellence, of a statue artistically made; as, statuesquelimbs; a statuesque attitude.

Statured (a.) Arrived at full stature.

Statutable (a.) Made or introduced by statute; proceeding from an act of the legistature; as, a statutable provision or remedy.

Statutable (a.) Made or being in conformity to statute; standard; as, statutable measures.

Statute (a.) An act of a corporation or of its founder, intended as a permanent rule or law; as, the statutes of a university.

Statute (a.) An assemblage of farming servants (held possibly by statute) for the purpose of being hired; -- called also statute fair.

Statutory (a.) Enacted by statute; depending on statute for its authority; as, a statutory provision.

Staurolitic (a.) Of or pertaining to staurolite; resembling or containing staurolite.

Stayed (a.) Staid; fixed; settled; sober; -- now written staid. See Staid.

Stayless (a.) Without stop or delay.

Steadfast (a.) Firmly fixed or established; fast fixed; firm.

Steadfast (a.) Not fickle or wavering; constant; firm; resolute; unswerving; steady.

Stealthful (a.) Given to stealth; stealthy.

Stealthlike (a.) Stealthy; sly.

Steamy (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, steam; full of steam; vaporous; misty.

Stearic (a.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, stearin or tallow; resembling tallow.

Stearolic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid of the acetylene series, isologous with stearis acid, and obtained, as a white crystal

Steatomatous (a.) Of the nature of steatoma.

Steatopygous (a.) Having fat buttocks.

Steedless (a.) Having no steed; without a horse.

Steely (a.) Made of steel; consisting of steel.

Steely (a.) Resembling steel; hard; firm; having the color of steel.

Steep (a.) Bright; glittering; fiery.

Steep-down (a.) Deep and precipitous, having steep descent.

Steepish (a.) Somewhat steep.

Steeple-crowned (a.) Bearing a steeple; as, a steeple-crowned building.

Steeple-crowned (a.) Having a crown shaped like a steeple; as, a steeple-crowned hat; also, wearing a hat with such a crown.

Steepled (a.) Furnished with, or having the form of, a steeple; adorned with steeples.

Steep-up (a.) Lofty and precipitous.

Steepy (a.) Steep; precipitous.

Steer (a.) A young male of the ox kind; especially, a common ox; a castrated taurine male from two to four years old. See the Note under Ox.

Steerable (a.) Capable of being steered; dirigible.

Steerless (a.) Having no rudder.

Steganopodous (a.) Having all four toes webbed together.

Stegnotic (a.) Tending to render costive, or to diminish excretions or discharges generally.

Stelene (a.) Resembling, or used as, a stela; columnar.

Stellar (a.) Alt. of Stellary

Stellary (a.) Of or pertaining to stars; astral; as, a stellar figure; stellary orbs.

Stellary (a.) Full of stars; starry; as, stellar regions.

Stellate (a.) Alt. of Stellated

Stellated (a.) Resembling a star; pointed or radiated, like the emblem of a star.

Stellated (a.) Starlike; having similar parts radiating from a common center; as, stellate flowers.

Stelled (a.) Firmly placed or fixed.

Stelliferous (a.) Having, or abounding with, stars.

Stelliform (a.) Like a star; star-shaped; radiated.

Stellular (a.) Having the shape or appearance of little stars; radiated.

Stellular (a.) Marked with starlike spots of color.

Stellulate (a.) Minutely stellate.

Stem-clasping (a.) Embracing the stem with its base; amplexicaul; as a leaf or petiole.

Stemless (a.) Having no stem; (Bot.) acaulescent.

Stemmy (a.) Abounding in stems, or mixed with stems; -- said of tea, dried currants, etc.

Stem-winding (a.) Wound by mechanism connected with the stem; as, a stem-winding watch.

Stenchy (a.) Having a stench.

Stenodermine (a.) Of or pertaining to the genus Stenoderma, which includes several West Indian and South American nose-leaf bats.

Stenographic (a.) Alt. of Stenographical

Stenographical (a.) Of or pertaining to stenography.

Stenophyllous (a.) Having narrow leaves.

Stenostome (a.) Having a small or narrow mouth; -- said of certain small ground snakes (Opoterodonta), which are unable to dilate their jaws.

Stentorian (a.) Of or pertaining to a stentor; extremely loud; powerful; as, a stentorian voice; stentorian lungs.

Stentorious (a.) Stentorian.

Stentoronic (a.) Stentorian.

Stentorophonic (a.) Speaking or sounding very loud; stentorian.

Step (a.) To move the foot in walking; to advance or recede by raising and moving one of the feet to another resting place, or by moving both feet in succession.

Step (a.) To walk; to go on foot; esp., to walk a little distance; as, to step to one of the neighbors.

Step (a.) To walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely.

Step (a.) Fig.: To move mentally; to go in imagination.

Stepped (a.) Provided with a step or steps; having a series of offsets or parts resembling the steps of stairs; as, a stepped key.

Stercoraceous (a.) Of or pertaining to dung; partaking of the nature of, or containing, dung.

Sterculiaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order (Sterculiaceae) of polypetalous exogenous plants, mostly tropical. The cacao (Theobroma Cacao) is the most useful plant of the order.

Stereo-chemic (a.) Alt. of Stereo-chemical

Stereo-chemical (a.) Pertaining to, or illustrating, the hypothetical space relations of atoms in the molecule; as, a stereo-chemic formula.

Stereochromic (a.) Pertaining to the art of stereochromy; produced by stereochromy.

Stereoelectric (a.) Of or pertaining to the generation of electricity by means of solid bodies alone; as, a stereoelectric current is one obtained by means of solids, without any liquid.

Stereographic (a.) Alt. of Stereographical

Stereographical (a.) Made or done according to the rules of stereography; de

Stereometric (a.) Alt. of Stereometrical

Stereometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to stereometry; performed or obtained by stereometry.

Stereoscopic (a.) Alt. of Stereoscopical

Stereoscopical (a.) Of or pertaining to the stereoscope; characteristic of, or adapted to, the stereoscope; as, a stereoscopic effect; the stereoscopic function of the eyeglasses; stereoscopic views.

Stereostatic (a.) Geostatic.

Stereotomic (a.) Alt. of Stereotomical

Stereotomical (a.) Of or pertaining to stereotomy; performed by stereotomy.

Stereotyped (a.) Formed into, or printed from, stereotype plates.

Stereotyped (a.) Fig.: Formed in a fixed, unchangeable manner; as, stereotyped opinions.

Stereotypic (a.) Of or pertaining to stereotype, or stereotype plates.

Sterhydraulic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a kind of hydraulic press; resembling such a press in action or principle.

Sterile (a.) Producing little or no crop; barren; unfruitful; unproductive; not fertile; as, sterile land; a sterile desert; a sterile year.

Sterile (a.) Incapable of reproduction; unfitted for reproduction of offspring; not able to germinate or bear fruit; unfruitful; as, a sterile flower, which bears only stamens.

Sterile (a.) Free from reproductive spores or germs; as, a sterile fluid.

Sterile (a.) Fig.: Barren of ideas; destitute of sentiment; as, a sterile production or author.

Sterling (a.) Belonging to, or relating to, the standard British money of account, or the British coinage; as, a pound sterling; a shilling sterling; a penny sterling; -- now chiefly applied to the lawful money of England; but sterling cost, sterling value, are used.

Sterling (a.) Genuine; pure; of excellent quality; conforming to the highest standard; of full value; as, a work of sterling merit; a man of sterling good sense.

Stern (a.) Being in the stern, or being astern; as, the stern davits.

Sternal (a.) Of or pertaining to the sternum; in the region of the sternum.

Sterned (a.) Having a stern of a particular shape; -- used in composition; as, square-sterned.

Sternmost (a.) Farthest in the rear; farthest astern; as, the sternmost ship in a convoy.

Sternocoracoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the coracoid.

Sternocostal (a.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the ribs; as, the sternocostal cartilages.

Sternohyoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the hyoid bone or cartilage.

Sternomastoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the mastoid process.

Sternothyroid (a.) Of or pertaining to the sternum and the thyroid cartilage.

Sternutative (a.) Having the quality of provoking to sneeze.

Sternutatory (a.) Sternutative.

Stern-wheel (a.) Having a paddle wheel at the stern; as, a stern-wheel steamer.

Sterquilinous (a.) Pertaining to a dunghill; hence, mean; dirty; paltry.

Stertorious (a.) Stertorous.

Stertorous (a.) Characterized by a deep snoring, which accompaines inspiration in some diseases, especially apoplexy; hence, hoarsely breathing; snoring.

Stethoscopic (a.) Alt. of Stethoscopical

Stethoscopical (a.) Of or pertaining to a stethoscope; obtained or made by means of a stethoscope.

Stewish (a.) Suiting a stew, or brothel.

Sthenic (a.) Strong; active; -- said especially of morbid states attended with excessive action of the heart and blood vessels, and characterized by strength and activity of the muscular and nervous system; as, a sthenic fever.

Stibborn (a.) Stubborn.

Stibial (a.) Like, or having the qualities of, antimony; antimonial.

Stibiated (a.) Combined or impregnated with antimony (stibium).

Stibic (a.) Antimonic; -- used with reference to certain compounds of antimony.

Stibious (a.) Antimonious.

Stichic (a.) Of or pertaining to stichs, or

Stichometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to stichometry; characterized by stichs, or

Stickit (a.) Stuck; spoiled in making.

Stiff-backed (a.) Obstinate.

Stiff-hearted (a.) Obstinate; stubborn; contumacious.

Stiffish (a.) Somewhat stiff.

Stiff-necked (a.) Stubborn; inflexibly obstinate; contumacious; as, stiff-necked pride; a stiff-necked people.

Stiff-tailed (a.) Having the quill feathers of the tail somewhat rigid.

Stifled (a.) Stifling.

Stigmatic (a.) Alt. of Stigmatical

Stigmatical (a.) Marked with a stigma, or with something reproachful to character.

Stigmatical (a.) Impressing with infamy or reproach.

Stigmatical (a.) Of or pertaining to a stigma or stigmata.

Stigmatose (a.) Same as Stigmatic.

Stilar (a.) Of or pertaining to the style of a dial.

Still (a.) To this time; until and during the time now present; now no less than before; yet.

Still (a.) In the future as now and before.

Still (a.) In continuation by successive or repeated acts; always; ever; constantly; uniformly.

Still (a.) In an increasing or additional degree; even more; -- much used with comparatives.

Still (a.) Notwithstanding what has been said or done; in spite of what has occured; nevertheless; -- sometimes used as a conjunction. See Synonym of But.

Still (a.) After that; after what is stated.

Still (a.) To stop, as motion or agitation; to cause to become quiet, or comparatively quiet; to check the agitation of; as, to still the raging sea.

Still (a.) To stop, as noise; to silence.

Still (a.) To appease; to calm; to quiet, as tumult, agitation, or excitement; as, to still the passions.

Stillatitious (a.) Falling in drops; drawn by a still.

Stillatory (a.) An alembic; a vessel for distillation.

Stillatory (a.) A laboratory; a place or room in which distillation is performed.

Stillborn (a.) Dead at the birth; as, a stillborn child.

Stillborn (a.) Fig.: Abortive; as, a stillborn poem.

Still-closing (a.) Ever closing.

Stillicidious (a.) Falling in drops.

Stilliform (a.) Having the form of a drop.

Stilly (a.) Still; quiet; calm.

Stilted (a.) Elevated as if on stilts; hence, pompous; bombastic; as, a stilted style; stilted declamation.

Stilty (a.) Unreasonably elevated; pompous; stilted; as, a stilty style.

Stimulant (a.) Serving to stimulate.

Stimulant (a.) Produced increased vital action in the organism, or in any of its parts.

Stimulative (a.) Having the quality of stimulating.

Stinging (a.) Piercing, or capable of piercing, with a sting; inflicting acute pain as if with a sting, goad, or pointed weapon; pungent; biting; as, stinging cold; a stinging rebuke.

Stingless (a.) Having no sting.

Stingy (a.) Stinging; able to sting.

Stintless (a.) Without stint or restraint.

Stipellate (a.) Having stipels.

Stipendiarian (a.) Acting from mercenary considerations; stipendiary.

Stipendiary (a.) Receiving wages, or salary; performing services for a stated price or compensation.

Stipendless (a.) Having no stipend.

Stipitate (a.) Supported by a stipe; elevated on a stipe, as the fronds of most ferns, or the pod of certain cruciferous plants.

Stipitiform (a.) Having the shape of a stalk; stalklike.

Stipulaceous (a.) Alt. of Stipular

Stipular (a.) Of or pertaining to stipules; resembling stipules; furnished with stipules; growing on stipules, or close to them; occupying the position of stipules; as, stipular glands and stipular tendrils.

Stipulary (a.) Of or pertaining to stipules; stipular.

Stipulate (a.) Furnished with stipules; as, a stipulate leaf.

Stipuled (a.) Furnished with stipules, or leafy appendages.

Stiriated (a.) Adorned with pendants like icicles.

Stirious (a.) Resembling icicles.

Stirless (a.) Without stirring; very quiet; motionless.

Stirring (a.) Putting in motion, or being in motion; active; active in business; habitually employed in some kind of business; accustomed to a busy life.

Stith (a.) Strong; stiff; rigid.

Stochastic (a.) Conjectural; able to conjecture.

Stock (a.) Used or employed for constant service or application, as if constituting a portion of a stock or supply; standard; permanent; standing; as, a stock actor; a stock play; a stock sermon.

Stock-blind (a.) Blind as a stock; wholly blind.

Stockish (a.) Like a stock; stupid; blockish.

Stock-still (a.) Still as a stock, or fixed post; perfectly still.

Stocky (a.) Short and thick; thick rather than tall or corpulent.

Stocky (a.) Headstrong.

Stodgy (a.) Wet.

Stoichiological (a.) Of or pertaining to stoichiology.

Stoichiometric (a.) Alt. of Stoichiometrical

Stoichiometrical (a.) Of or pertaining to stoichiometry; employed in, or obtained by, stoichiometry.

Stokey (a.) Close; sultry.

Stoled (a.) Having or wearing a stole.

Stolid (a.) Hopelessly insensible or stupid; not easily aroused or excited; dull; impassive; foolish.

Stoloniferous (a.) Producing stolons; putting forth suckers.

Stomachal (a.) Of or pertaining to the stomach; gastric.

Stomachal (a.) Helping the stomach; stomachic; cordial.

Stomachful (a.) Willfully obstinate; stubborn; perverse.

Stomachic (a.) Alt. of Stomachical

Stomachical (a.) Of or pertaining to the stomach; as, stomachic vessels.

Stomachical (a.) Strengthening to the stomach; exciting the action of the stomach; stomachal; cordial.

Stomachless (a.) Being without a stomach.

Stomachless (a.) Having no appetite.

Stomachous (a.) Stout; sullen; obstinate.

Stomachy (a.) Obstinate; sullen; haughty.

Stomatic (a.) Of or pertaining to a stoma; of the nature of a stoma.

Stomatiferous (a.) Having or producing stomata.

Stomatode (a.) Having a mouth; -- applied to certain Protozoa.

Stomatogastric (a.) Of or pertaining to the mouth and the stomach; as, the stomatogastric ganglion of certain Mollusca.

Stomatoplastic (a.) Of or pertaining to the operation of forming a mouth where the aperture has been contracted, or in any way deformed.

Stomatopodous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Stomatopoda.

Stomatous (a.) Having a stoma.

Stone-blind (a.) As blind as a stone; completely blind.

Stone-cold (a.) Cold as a stone.

Stone-dead (a.) As dead as a stone.

Stone-deaf (a.) As deaf as a stone; completely deaf.

Stone-hearted (a.) Hard-hearted; cruel; pitiless; unfeeling.

Stone-still (a.) As still as a stone.

Stonish (a.) Stony.

Stoor (a.) Alt. of Stor

Stor (a.) Strong; powerful; hardy; bold; audacious.

Stopless (a.) Not to be stopped.

Stop-over (a.) Permitting one to stop over; as, a stop-over check or ticket. See To stop over, under Stop, v. i.

Stopped (a.) Made by complete closure of the mouth organs; shut; -- said of certain consonants (p, b, t, d, etc.).

Stor (a.) See Stoor.

Store (a.) Accumulated; hoarded.

Stored (a.) Collected or accumulated as a reserve supply; as, stored electricity.

Storial (a.) Historical.

Storied (a.) Told in a story.

Storied (a.) Having a history; interesting from the stories which pertain to it; venerable from the associations of the past.

Storied (a.) Having (such or so many) stories; -- chiefly in composition; as, a two-storied house.

Stork-billed (a.) Having a bill like that of the stork.

Storm-beat (a.) Beaten, injured, or impaired by storms.

Stormful (a.) Abounding with storms.

Stormless (a.) Without storms.

Story-telling (a.) Being accustomed to tell stories.

Stour (a.) Tall; strong; stern.

Stout-hearted (a.) Having a brave heart; courageous.

Stoutish (a.) Somewhat stout; somewhat corpulent.

Stowre (a.) See Stour, a.

Straddling (a.) Applied to spokes when they are arranged alternately in two circles in the hub. See Straddle, v. i., and Straddle, v. t., 3.

Stradometrical (a.) Of, or relating to, the measuring of streets or roads.

Straight (a.) A variant of Strait, a.

Straightforward (a.) Proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank.

Straight-joint (a.) Having straight joints.

Straight-joint (a.) Applied to a floor the boards of which are so laid that the joints form a continued

Straight-joint (a.) In the United States, applied to planking or flooring put together without the tongue and groove, the pieces being laid edge to edge.


Straight-out (a.) Acting without concealment, obliquity, or compromise; hence, unqualified; thoroughgoing.

Straight-pight (a.) Straight in form or upright in position; erect.

Straight-spoken (a.) Speaking with directness; plain-spoken.

Strain (a.) To draw with force; to extend with great effort; to stretch; as, to strain a rope; to strain the shrouds of a ship; to strain the cords of a musical instrument.

Strain (a.) To act upon, in any way, so as to cause change of form or volume, as forces on a beam to bend it.

Strain (a.) To exert to the utmost; to ply vigorously.

Strain (a.) To stretch beyond its proper limit; to do violence to, in the matter of intent or meaning; as, to strain the law in order to convict an accused person.

Strain (a.) To injure by drawing, stretching, or the exertion of force; as, the gale strained the timbers of the ship.

Strain (a.) To injure in the muscles or joints by causing to make too strong an effort; to harm by overexertion; to sprain; as, to strain a horse by overloading; to strain the wrist; to strain a muscle.

Strain (a.) To squeeze; to press closely.

Strain (a.) To make uneasy or unnatural; to produce with apparent effort; to force; to constrain.

Strain (a.) To urge with importunity; to press; as, to strain a petition or invitation.

Strain (a.) To press, or cause to pass, through a strainer, as through a screen, a cloth, or some porous substance; to purify, or separate from extraneous or solid matter, by filtration; to filter; as, to strain milk through cloth.

Strainable (a.) Capable of being strained.

Strainable (a.) Violent in action.

Strained (a.) Subjected to great or excessive tension; wrenched; weakened; as, strained relations between old friends.

Strained (a.) Done or produced with straining or excessive effort; as, his wit was strained.

Strait (a.) A variant of Straight.

Strait (a.) A narrow pass or passage.

Strait (a.) A (comparatively) narrow passageway connecting two large bodies of water; -- often in the plural; as, the strait, or straits, of Gibraltar; the straits of Magellan; the strait, or straits, of Mackinaw.

Strait (a.) A neck of land; an isthmus.

Strait (a.) Fig.: A condition of narrowness or restriction; doubt; distress; difficulty; poverty; perplexity; -- sometimes in the plural; as, reduced to great straits.

Strait-handed (a.) Parsimonious; sparing; niggardly.

Strait-laced (a.) Bound with stays.

Strait-laced (a.) Restricted; stiff; constrained.

Strait-laced (a.) Rigid in opinion; strict in manners or morals.

Stramineous (a.) Strawy; consisting of straw.

Stramineous (a.) Chaffy; like straw; straw-colored.

Strang (a.) Strong.

Strangleable (a.) Capable of being strangled.

Strangulate (a.) Strangulated.

Strangulated (a.) Having the circulation stopped by compression; attended with arrest or obstruction of circulation, caused by constriction or compression; as, a strangulated hernia.

Strangulated (a.) Contracted at irregular intervals, if tied with a ligature; constricted.

Strangurious (a.) Of or pertaining to strangury.

Strapping (a.) Tall; strong; lusty; large; as, a strapping fellow.

Strap-shaped (a.) Shaped like a strap; ligulate; as, a strap-shaped corolla.

Stratagemical (a.) Containing stratagem; as, a stratagemical epistle.

Strategetic (a.) Alt. of Strategetical

Strategetical (a.) Strategic.

Strategic (a.) Alt. of Strategical

Strategical (a.) Of or pertaining to strategy; effected by artifice.

Straticulate (a.) Characterized by the presence of thin parallel strata, or layers, as in an agate.

Stratified (a.) Having its substance arranged in strata, or layers; as, stratified rock.

Stratiform (a.) Having the form of strata.

Stratigraphic (a.) Alt. of Stratigraphical

Stratigraphical (a.) Pertaining to, or depended upon, the order or arrangement of strata; as, stratigraphical evidence.

Stratigraphic (a.) Alt. of -ical

-ical (a.) See Stratographic.

Stratographic (a.) Alt. of Stratographical

Stratographical (a.) Of or pertaining to stratography.

Stratonic (a.) Of or pertaining to an army.

Stratotic (a.) Warlike; military.

Straw-colored (a.) Being of a straw color. See Straw color, under Straw, n.

Strawy (a.) Of or pertaining to straw; made of, or resembling, straw.

Stray (a.) To wander, as from a direct course; to deviate, or go out of the way.

Stray (a.) To wander from company, or from the proper limits; to rove at large; to roam; to go astray.

Stray (a.) Figuratively, to wander from the path of duty or rectitude; to err.

Streaked (a.) Marked or variegated with stripes.

Streaked (a.) Uncomfortable; out of sorts.

Streaky (a.) Same as Streaked, 1.

Streamful (a.) Abounding in streams, or in water.

Streaming (a.) Sending forth streams.

Streamless (a.) Destitute of streams, or of a stream, as a region of country, or a dry channel.

Streamy (a.) Abounding with streams, or with running water; streamful.

Streamy (a.) Resembling a stream; issuing in a stream.

Street (a.) Originally, a paved way or road; a public highway; now commonly, a thoroughfare in a city or village, bordered by dwellings or business houses.

Streetward (a.) Facing toward the street.

Streit (a.) Drawn.

Streit (a.) Close; narrow; strict.

Strengthening (a.) That strengthens; giving or increasing strength.

Strengthful (a.) Abounding in strength; full of strength; strong.

Strengthless (a.) Destitute of strength.

Strengthy (a.) Having strength; strong.

Strenuous (a.) Eagerly pressing or urgent; zealous; ardent; earnest; bold; valiant; intrepid; as, a strenuous advocate for national rights; a strenuous reformer; a strenuous defender of his country.

Strepent (a.) Noisy; loud.

Streperous (a.) Loud; boisterous.

Strepsipterous (a.) Of or pertaining to Strepsiptera.

Strepsorhine (a.) Having twisted nostrils; -- said of the lemurs.

Stressful (a.) Having much stress.

Striate (a.) To mark with striaae.

Striate (a.) Alt. of Striated

Striated (a.) Marked with striaae, or fine grooves, or

Strict (a.) Strained; drawn close; tight; as, a strict embrace; a strict ligature.

Strict (a.) Tense; not relaxed; as, a strict fiber.

Strict (a.) Exact; accurate; precise; rigorously nice; as, to keep strict watch; to pay strict attention.

Strict (a.) Governed or governing by exact rules; observing exact rules; severe; rigorous; as, very strict in observing the Sabbath.

Strict (a.) Rigidly; interpreted; exactly limited; confined; restricted; as, to understand words in a strict sense.

Strict (a.) Upright, or straight and narrow; -- said of the shape of the plants or their flower clusters.

Strictured (a.) Affected with a stricture; as, a strictured duct.

Strident (a.) Characterized by harshness; grating; shrill.

Stridulatory (a.) Stridulous; able to stridulate; used in stridulating; adapted for stridulation.

Stridulous (a.) Making a shrill, creaking sound.

Strifeful (a.) Contentious; discordant.

Strigate (a.) Having transverse bands of color.

Strigillose (a.) Set with stiff, slender bristles.

Strigine (a.) Of or pertaining to owls; owl-like.

Strigose (a.) Set with stiff, straight bristles; hispid; as, a strigose leaf.

Strigous (a.) Strigose.

Striking (a.) Affecting with strong emotions; surprising; forcible; impressive; very noticeable; as, a striking representation or image; a striking resemblance.

Stringed (a.) Having strings; as, a stringed instrument.

Stringed (a.) Produced by strings.

Stringendo (a.) Urging or hastening the time, as to a climax.

Stringent (a.) Binding strongly; making strict requirements; restrictive; rigid; severe; as, stringent rules.

Stringless (a.) Having no strings.

Stringy (a.) Consisting of strings, or small threads; fibrous; filamentous; as, a stringy root.

Stringy (a.) Capable of being drawn into a string, as a glutinous substance; ropy; viscid; gluely.

Striped (a.) Having stripes of different colors; streaked.

Strobilaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a strobile or cone.

Strobilaceous (a.) Producing strobiles.

Strobiliform (a.) Shaped like a strobile.


Stromatic (a.) Miscellaneous; composed of different kinds.

Stromboid (a.) Of, pertaining to, or like, Strombus.

Strombuliform (a.) Formed or shaped like a top.

Strombuliform (a.) Coiled into the shape of a screw or a helix.

Strongish (a.) Somewhat strong.

Strong-minded (a.) Having a vigorous mind; esp., having or affecting mascu

Strongyloid (a.) Like, or pertaining to, Strongylus, a genus of parasitic nematode worms of which many species infest domestic animals. Some of the species, especially those living in the kidneys, lungs, and bronchial tubes, are often very injurious.

Strontic (a.) Of or pertaining to strontium; containing, or designating the compounds of, strontium.

Strontitic (a.) Strontic.

Strophic (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or consisting of, strophes.

Strophiolate (a.) Alt. of Strophiolated

Strophiolated (a.) Furnished with a strophiole, or caruncle, or that which resembles it.

Structural (a.) Of or pertaining to structure; affecting structure; as, a structural error.

Structural (a.) Of or pertaining to organit structure; as, a structural element or cell; the structural peculiarities of an animal or a plant.

Structured (a.) Having a definite organic structure; showing differentiation of parts.

Structureless (a.) Without a definite structure, or arrangement of parts; without organization; devoid of cells; homogeneous; as, a structureless membrane.

Strumatic (a.) Scrofulous; strumous.

Strumose (a.) Strumous.

Strumose (a.) Having a struma.

Strumous (a.) Scrofulous; having struma.

Strumpet (a.) Of or pertaining to a strumpet; characteristic of a strumpet.

Strut (a.) Protuberant.

Struthian (a.) Struthious.

Struthionine (a.) Struthious.

Struthious (a.) Of or pertaining to the Struthiones, or Ostrich tribe.

Strychnic (a.) Of or pertaining to strychnine; produced by strychnine; as, strychnic compounds; strychnic poisoning

Strychnic (a.) used to designate an acid, called also igasuric acid.

Stryphnic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a complex nitrogenous acid, obtained by the action of acetic acid and potassium nitrite on uric acid, as a yellow crystal

Stubbed (a.) Reduced to a stub; short and thick, like something truncated; blunt; obtuse.

Stubbed (a.) Abounding in stubs; stubby.

Stubbed (a.) Not nice or delicate; hardy; rugged.

Stubbled (a.) Covered with stubble.

Stubbled (a.) Stubbed; as, stubbled legs.

Stubbly (a.) Covered with stubble; stubbled.

Stubborn (a.) Firm as a stub or stump; stiff; unbending; unyielding; persistent; hence, unreasonably obstinate in will or opinion; not yielding to reason or persuasion; refractory; harsh; -- said of persons and things; as, stubborn wills; stubborn ore; a stubborn oak; as stubborn as a mule.

Stubby (a.) Abounding with stubs.

Stubby (a.) Short and thick; short and strong, as bristles.

Stuck-up (a.) Self-important and supercilious, /onceited; vain; arrogant.

Studied (a.) Closely examined; read with diligence and attention; made the subject of study; well considered; as, a studied lesson.

Studied (a.) Well versed in any branch of learning; qualified by study; learned; as, a man well studied in geometry.

Studied (a.) Premeditated; planned; designed; as, a studied insult.

Studied (a.) Intent; inc

Studious (a.) Given to study; devoted to the acquisition of knowledge from books; as, a studious scholar.

Studious (a.) Given to thought, or to the examination of subjects by contemplation; contemplative.

Studious (a.) Earnest in endeavors; aiming sedulously; attentive; observant; diligent; -- usually followed by an infinitive or by of; as, be studious to please; studious to find new friends and allies.

Studious (a.) Planned with study; deliberate; studied.

Studious (a.) Favorable to study; suitable for thought and contemplation; as, the studious shade.

Stuffy (a.) Stout; mettlesome; resolute.

Stuffy (a.) Angry and obstinate; sulky.

Stuffy (a.) Ill-ventilated; close.

Stultiloquent (a.) Given to, or characterized by, silly talk; babbling.

Stulty (a.) Foolish; silly.

Stump-tailed (a.) Having a short, thick tail.

Stumpy (a.) Full of stumps; hard; strong.

Stumpy (a.) Short and thick; stubby.

Stunning (a.) Overpowering consciousness; overpowering the senses; especially, overpowering the sense of hearing; confounding with noise.

Stunning (a.) Striking or overpowering with astonishment, especially on account of excellence; as, stunning poetry.

Stunted (a.) Dwarfed.

Stupefacient (a.) Producing stupefaction; stupefactive.

Stupefied (a.) Having been made stupid.

Stupendous (a.) Astonishing; wonderful; amazing; especially, astonishing in magnitude or elevation; as, a stupendous pile.

Stupeous (a.) Resembling tow; having long, loose scales, or matted filaments, like tow; stupose.

Stupid (a.) Very dull; insensible; senseless; wanting in understanding; heavy; sluggish; in a state of stupor; -- said of persons.

Stupid (a.) Resulting from, or evincing, stupidity; formed without skill or genius; dull; heavy; -- said of things.

Stupose (a.) Composed of, or having, tufted or matted filaments like tow; stupeous.

Sturnoid (a.) Like or pertaining to the starlings.

Stuttering (a.) Apt to stutter; hesitating; stammering.

Stygial (a.) Stygian.

Stygian (a.) Of or pertaining to the river Styx; hence, hellish; infernal. See Styx.

Stylagalmaic (a.) Performing the office of columns; as, Atlantes and Caryatides are stylagalmaic figures or images.

Stylar (a.) See Stilar.

Styliferous (a.) Bearing one or more styles.

Styliform (a.) Having the form of, or resembling, a style, pin, or pen; styloid.

Stylish (a.) Having style or artistic quality; given to, or fond of, the display of style; highly fashionable; modish; as, a stylish dress, house, manner.

Stylistic (a.) Of or pertaining to style in language.

Styloglossal (a.) Of or pertaining to styloid process and the tongue.

Stylographic (a.) Of or pertaining to stylography; used in stylography; as, stylographic tablets.

Stylographic (a.) Pertaining to, or used in, stylographic pen; as, stylographic ink.

Stylographical (a.) Same as Stylographic, 1.

Stylohyoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the styloid process and the hyoid bone.

Styloid (a.) Styliform; as, the styloid process.

Styloid (a.) Of or pertaining to the styloid process.

Stylomastoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the styloid and mastoid processes of the temporal bone.

Stylomaxillary (a.) Of or pertaining to the styloid process and the maxilla.

Stylommatophorous (a.) Of or pertaining to Stylommatophora.

Styphnic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a yellow crystal

Styptic (a.) Producing contraction; stopping bleeding; having the quality of restraining hemorrhage when applied to the bleeding part; astringent.

Styptical (a.) Styptic; astringent.

Suable (a.) Capable of being sued; subject by law to be called to answer in court.

Suadible (a.) Suasible.

Suant (a.) Spread equally over the surface; uniform; even.

Suasible (a.) Capable of being persuaded; easily persuaded.

Suasive (a.) Having power to persuade; persuasive; suasory.

Suasory (a.) Tending to persuade; suasive.

Suave (a.) Sweet; pleasant; delightful; gracious or agreeable in manner; bland.

Suaviloquent (a.) Sweetly speaking; using agreeable speech.

Subacid (a.) Moderately acid or sour; as, some plants have subacid juices.

Subacrid (a.) Moderalely acrid or harsh.

Subacromial (a.) Situated beneath the acromial process of the scapula.

Subacute (a.) Moderalely acute.

Subaduncate (a.) Somewhat hooked or curved.

Subaerial (a.) Beneath the sky; in the open air; specifically (Geol.), taking place on the earth's surface, as opposed to subaqueous.

Subalpine (a.) Inhabiting the somewhat high slopes and summits of mountains, but considerably below the snow

Subaltern (a.) Ranked or ranged below; subordinate; inferior; specifically (Mil.), ranking as a junior officer; being below the rank of captain; as, a subaltern officer.

Subaltern (a.) Asserting only a part of what is asserted in a related proposition.

Subalternate (a.) Succeeding by turns; successive.

Subalternate (a.) Subordinate; subaltern; inferior.

Subalternating (a.) Subalternate; successive.

Subangular (a.) Slightly angular.

Subapennine (a.) Under, or at the foot of, the Apennine mountains; -- applied, in geology, to a series of Tertiary strata of the older Pliocene period.

Subapical (a.) Being under the apex; of or pertaining to the part just below the apex.

Subaquaneous (a.) Subaqueous.

Subaquatic (a.) Alt. of Subaqueous

Subaqueous (a.) Being under water, or beneath the surface of water; adapted for use under water; submarine; as, a subaqueous helmet.

Subaqueous (a.) Formed in or under water; as, subaqueous deposits.

Subarachnoid (a.) Alt. of Subarachnoidal

Subarachnoidal (a.) Situated under the arachnoid membrane.

Subarctic (a.) Approximately arctic; belonging to a region just without the arctic circle.

Subarcuate (a.) Alt. of Subarcuated

Subarcuated (a.) Having a figure resembling that of a bow; somewhat curved or arched.

Subarytenoid (a.) Situated under the arytenoid cartilage of the larynx.

Subastral (a.) Beneath the stars or heavens; terrestrial.

Subastringent (a.) Somewhat astringent.

Subaxillary (a.) Situated under the axilla, or armpit.

Subaxillary (a.) Placed under the axil, or angle formed by the branch of a plant with the stem, or a leaf with the branch.

Subbasal (a.) Near the base.

Subbrachial (a.) Of or pertaining to the subbrachians.

Subbronchial (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the bronchi; as, the subbronchial air sacs of birds.

Subcaliber (a.) Smaller than the caliber of a firearm.

Subcarboniferous (a.) Of or pertaining to the lowest division of the Carboniferous formations underlying the proper coal measures. It was a marine formation characterized in general by beds of limestone.

Subcarbureted (a.) United with, or containing, carbon in less than the normal proportion.

Subcartilaginous (a.) Situated under or beneath a cartilage or cartilages.

Subcartilaginous (a.) Partially cartilaginous.

Subcaudal (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the tail; as, the subcaudal, or chevron, bones.

Subcelestial (a.) Being beneath the heavens; as, subcelestial glories.

Subcentral (a.) Under the center.

Subcentral (a.) Nearly central; not quite central.

Subcircular (a.) Nearly circular.

Subclavian (a.) Situated under the clavicle, or collar bone; as, the subclavian arteries.

Subcolumnar (a.) Having an imperfect or interrupted columnar structure.

Subcompressed (a.) Not fully compressed; partially or somewhat compressed.

Subconcave (a.) Slightly concave.

Subconformable (a.) Partially conformable.

Subconical (a.) Slightly conical.

Subconjunctival (a.) Situated under the conjunctiva.

Subconscious (a.) Occurring without the possibility or the fact of an attendant consciousness; -- said of states of the soul.

Subconscious (a.) Partially conscious; feebly conscious.

Subcontracted (a.) Contracted after a former contract.

Subcontracted (a.) Betrothed for the second time.

Subcontrary (a.) Contrary in an inferior degree.

Subcontrary (a.) Having, or being in, a contrary order; -- said of a section of an oblique cone having a circular base made by a plane not parallel to the base, but so inc

Subcontrary (a.) Denoting the relation of opposition between the particular affirmative and particular negative. Of these both may be true and only one can be false.

Subcoracoid (a.) Situated under the coracoid process of the scapula; as, the subcoracoid dislocation of the humerus.

Subcordate (a.) Somewhat cordate; somewhat like a heart in shape.

Subcorneous (a.) Situated under a horny part or layer.

Subcorneous (a.) Partially horny.

Subcostal (a.) Situated below the costas, or ribs; as, the subcostal muscles.

Subcranial (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the cranium; facial.

Subcrustaceous (a.) Occurring beneath a crust or scab; as, a subcrustaceous cicatrization.


Subcultrate (a.) Alt. of Subcultrated

Subcultrated (a.) Having a form resembling that of a colter, or straight on one side and curved on the other.

Subcutaneous (a.) Situated under the skin; hypodermic.

Subcuticular (a.) Situated under the cuticle, or scarfskin.

Subcylindrical (a.) Alt. of Subcylindric

Subcylindric (a.) Imperfectly cylindrical; approximately cylindrical.

Subdecanal (a.) Of or pertaining to a subdean or subdeanery.

Subdecuple (a.) Containing one part of ten.

Subdented (a.) Indented beneath.

Subderisorious (a.) Ridiculing with moderation.

Subdiaconate (a.) Of or pertaining to a subdeacon, or to the office or rank of a subdeacon.

Subdial (a.) Of or pertaining to the open air; being under the open sky.

Subdilated (a.) Partially dilated.

Subdititious (a.) Put secretly in the place of something else; foisted in.

Subdivine (a.) Partaking of divinity; divine in a partial or lower degree.

Subdivisible (a.) Susceptible of subdivision.

Subdolous (a.) Sly; crafty; cunning; artful.

Subduable (a.) Able to be subdued.

Subdued (a.) Conquered; overpowered; crushed; submissive; mild.

Subdued (a.) Not glaring in color; soft in tone.

Subdulcid (a.) Somewhat sweet; sweetish.

Subduple (a.) Indicating one part of two; in the ratio of one to two.

Subduplicate (a.) Expressed by the square root; -- said of ratios.

Subdural (a.) Situated under the dura mater, or between the dura mater and the arachnoid membrane.

Subelongate (a.) Not fully elongated; somewhat elongated.

Subendocardial (a.) Situated under the endocardium.

Subendymal (a.) Situated under the endyma.

Subepidermal (a.) Situated immediately below the epidermis.

Subepiglottic (a.) Situated under the epiglottis.

Subepithelial (a.) Situated under the epithelium.

Subequal (a.) Nearly equal.

Subereous (a.) Of or pertaining to cork; of the nature of cork; suberose.

Suberic (a.) Of or pertaining to cork; specifically, designating an acid, C6H12.(CO2H)2, homologous with oxalic acid, and obtained from cork and certain fatty oils, as a white crystal

Suberose (a.) Alt. of Suberous

Suberous (a.) Having a corky texture.

Subesophageal (a.) Situated beneath the esophagus.

Subfibrous (a.) Somewhat fibrous.

Subfuscous (a.) Duskish; moderately dark; brownish; tawny.

Subfusk (a.) Subfuscous.

Subgelatinous (a.) Imperfectly or partially gelatinous.

Subgeneric (a.) Of or pertaining to a subgenus.

Subglacial (a.) Pertaining or belonging to the under side of a glacier; being beneath a glacier; as, subglacial streams.

Subglobose (a.) Not quite globose.

Subglobular (a.) Nearly globular.

Subglossal (a.) Situated under the tongue; sublingual.

Subglottic (a.) Situated below the glottis; -- applied to that part of the cavity of the larynx below the true vocal cords.

Subglumaceous (a.) Somewhat glumaceous.

Subgranular (a.) Somewhat granular.

Subhepatic (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the liver; -- applied to the interlobular branches of the portal vein.

Subhornblendic (a.) Containing hornblende in a scattered state; of or relating to rocks containing disseminated hornblende.

Subhyaloid (a.) Situated under the hyaliod membrane.

Subhyoidean (a.) Situated or performed beneath the hyoid bone; as, subhyoidean laryngotomy.

Subintestinal (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the intestine.

Subitaneous (a.) Sudden; hasty.

Subitany (a.) Subitaneous; sudden; hasty.

Subjacent (a.) Lying under or below.

Subjacent (a.) Being in a lower situation, though not directly beneath; as, hills and subjacent valleys.

Subject (a.) Placed or situated under; lying below, or in a lower situation.

Subject (a.) Placed under the power of another; specifically (International Law), owing allegiance to a particular sovereign or state; as, Jamaica is subject to Great Britain.

Subject (a.) Exposed; liable; prone; disposed; as, a country subject to extreme heat; men subject to temptation.

Subject (a.) Obedient; submissive.

Subject (a.) That which is placed under the authority, dominion, control, or influence of something else.

Subject (a.) Specifically: One who is under the authority of a ruler and is governed by his laws; one who owes allegiance to a sovereign or a sovereign state; as, a subject of Queen Victoria; a British subject; a subject of the United States.

Subject (a.) That which is subjected, or submitted to, any physical operation or process; specifically (Anat.), a dead body used for the purpose of dissection.

Subject (a.) That which is brought under thought or examination; that which is taken up for discussion, or concerning which anything is said or done.

Subject (a.) The person who is treated of; the hero of a piece; the chief character.

Subject (a.) That of which anything is affirmed or predicated; the theme of a proposition or discourse; that which is spoken of; as, the nominative case is the subject of the verb.

Subject (a.) That in which any quality, attribute, or relation, whether spiritual or material, inheres, or to which any of these appertain; substance; substratum.

Subject (a.) Hence, that substance or being which is conscious of its own operations; the mind; the thinking agent or principal; the ego. Cf. Object, n., 2.

Subjected (a.) Subjacent.

Subjected (a.) Reduced to subjection; brought under the dominion of another.

Subjected (a.) Exposed; liable; subject; obnoxious.

Subjection (a.) The act of subjecting, or of bringing under the dominion of another; the act of subduing.

Subjection (a.) The state of being subject, or under the power, control, and government of another; a state of obedience or submissiveness; as, the safety of life, liberty, and property depends on our subjection to the laws.

Subjective (a.) Of or pertaining to a subject.

Subjective (a.) Especially, pertaining to, or derived from, one's own consciousness, in distinction from external observation; ralating to the mind, or intellectual world, in distinction from the outward or material excessively occupied with, or brooding over, one's own internal states.

Subjective (a.) Modified by, or making prominent, the individuality of a writer or an artist; as, a subjective drama or painting; a subjective writer.

Subjectless (a.) Having no subject.

Subjicible (a.) Capable of being subjected.

Subjunctive (a.) Subjoined or added to something before said or written.

Sublapsary (a.) Sublapsarian.

Sublative (a.) Having power, or tending, to take away.

Sublimate (a.) Brought into a state of vapor by heat, and again condensed as a solid.

Sublimated (a.) Refined by, or as by, sublimation; exalted; purified.

Sublimatory (a.) Used for sublimation; as, sublimatory vessels.

Sublimed (a.) Having been subjected to the process of sublimation; hence, also, purified.

Sublingual (a.) Situated under the tongue; as, the sublingual gland.

Sublingual (a.) Of or pertaining to the sublingual gland; as, sublingual salvia.

Sublittoral (a.) Under the shore.

Sublobular (a.) Situated under, or at the bases of, the lobules of the liver.

Sublumbar (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the lumbar region of the vertebral column.

Sublunar (a.) Alt. of Sublunary

Sublunary (a.) Situated beneath the moon; hence, of or pertaining to this world; terrestrial; earthly.

Submammary (a.) Situated under the mammae; as, submammary inflammation.

Submarine (a.) Being, acting, or growing, under water in the sea; as, submarine navigators; submarine plants.

Submaxillary (a.) Situated under the maxilla, or lower jaw; inframaxillary; as, the submaxillary gland.

Submaxillary (a.) Of or pertaining to submaxillary gland; as, submaxillary salvia.

Submedial (a.) Lying under the middle.

Submedian (a.) Next to the median (on either side); as, the submedian teeth of mollusks.

Submental (a.) Situated under the chin; as, the submental artery.

Submerse (a.) Submersed.

Submersed (a.) Being or growing under water, as the leaves of aquatic plants.

Submetallic (a.) Imperfectly metallic; as, a submetallic luster.

Subministrant (a.) Subordinate; subservient.

Submiss (a.) Submissive; humble; obsequious.

Submiss (a.) Gentle; soft; calm; as, submiss voices.

Submissive (a.) Inc

Submissive (a.) Showing a readiness to submit; expressing submission; as, a submissive demeanor.

Submucous (a.) Situated under a mucous membrane.

Submultiple (a.) Of or pertaining to a submultiple; being a submultiple; as, a submultiple number; submultiple ratio.

Submuscular (a.) Situated underneath a muscle or muscles.

Subnarcotic (a.) Moderately narcotic.

Subnasal (a.) Situated under the nose; as, the subnasal point, or the middle point of the inferior border of the anterior nasal aperture.

Subnascent (a.) Growing underneath.

Subnotochordal (a.) Situated on the ventral side of the notochord; as, the subnotochordal rod.

Subnuvolar (a.) Under the clouds; attended or partly covered or obscured by clouds; somewhat cloudy.

Subobtuse (a.) Partially obtuse.

Suboccipital (a.) Situated under, or posterior to, the occiput; as, the suboccipital, or first cervical, nerve.

Suboctave (a.) Alt. of Suboctuple

Suboctuple (a.) Containing one part of eight; having the ratio of one to eight.

Subocular (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the eye.

Subopercular (a.) Situated below the operculum; pertaining to the suboperculum.

Suborbicular (a.) Alt. of Suborbiculate

Suborbiculate (a.) Almost orbiculate or orbicular.

Suborbital (a.) Alt. of Suborbitar

Suborbitar (a.) Situated under or below the orbit.

Subordinance (a.) Alt. of Subordinancy

Subordinancy (a.) Subordinacy; subordination.

Subordinate (a.) Placed in a lower order, class, or rank; holding a lower or inferior position.

Subordinate (a.) Inferior in order, nature, dignity, power, importance, or the like.

Subordinative (a.) Tending to subordinate; expressing subordination; used to introduce a subordinate sentence; as, a subordinative conjunction.

Suboval (a.) Somewhat oval; nearly oval.

Subovate (a.) Nearly in the form of an egg, or of the section of an egg, but having the inferior extremity broadest; nearly ovate.

Subovated (a.) Subovate.

Subpeduncular (a.) Situated beneath the peduncle; as, the subpeduncular lobe of the cerebellum.

Subpedunculate (a.) Supported on, or growing from, a very short stem; having a short peduncle.

Subpellucid (a.) Somewhat pellucid; nearly pellucid.

Subpentangular (a.) Nearly or approximately pentangular; almost pentangular.

Subpericardial (a.) Situated under the cardiac pericardium.

Subperiosteal (a.) Situated under the periosteum.

Subperitoneal (a.) Situated under the peritoneal membrane.

Subpetiolar (a.) Concealed within the base of the petiole, as the leaf buds of the plane tree.

Subpleural (a.) Situated under the pleural membrane.

Subpodophyllous (a.) Situated under the podophyllous tissue of the horse's foot.

Subpoenal (a.) Required or done under penalty.

Subpolar (a.) Situated below the poles.

Subpolygonal (a.) Approximately polygonal; somewhat or almost polygonal.

Subprehensile (a.) Somewhat prehensile; prehensile in an inferior degree.

Subpubic (a.) Situated under, or posterior to, the pubic bones.

Subpulmonary (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the lungs.

Subpyriform (a.) Somewhat pyriform.

Subquadrate (a.) Nearly or approximately square; almost square.

Subquadruple (a.) Containing one part of four; in the ratio of one to four; as, subquadruple proportion.

Subquinquefid (a.) Almost quinquefid; nearly quinquefid.

Subquintuple (a.) Having the ratio of one to five; as, subquintuple proportion.

Subreptitious (a.) Surreptitious.

Subreptive (a.) Surreptitious.

Subrigid (a.) Somewhat rigid or stiff.

Subriguous (a.) Watered or wet beneath; well-watered.

Subrotund (a.) Somewhat rotund.

Subsacral (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the sacrum.


Subscapular (a.) Alt. of Subscapulary

Subscapulary (a.) Situated beneath the scapula; infrascapular; as, the subscapular muscle.

Subscribable (a.) Capable of being subscribed.

Subscript (a.) Written below or underneath; as, iota subscript. (See under Iota.) Specifically (Math.), said of marks, figures, or letters (suffixes), written below and usually to the right of other letters to distinguish them; as, a, n, 2, in the symbols Xa, An, Y2. See Suffix, n., 2, and Subindex.

Subscriptive (a.) Of or pertaining to a subscription, or signature.

Subsecutive (a.) Following in a train or succession.

Subsensible (a.) Deeper than the reach of the senses.

Subseptuple (a.) Having the ratio of one to seven.

Subsequent (a.) Following in time; coming or being after something else at any time, indefinitely; as, subsequent events; subsequent ages or years; a period long subsequent to the foundation of Rome.

Subsequent (a.) Following in order of place; succeeding; as, a subsequent clause in a treaty.

Subserous (a.) Situated under a serous membrane.

Subservient (a.) Fitted or disposed to subserve; useful in an inferior capacity; serving to promote some end; subordinate; hence, servile, truckling.

Subsextuple (a.) Having the ratio of one to six; as, a subsextuple proportion.

Subsidiary (a.) Furnishing aid; assisting; auxiliary; helping; tributary; especially, aiding in an inferior position or capacity; as, a subsidiary stream.

Subsidiary (a.) Of or pertaining to a subsidy; constituting a subsidy; being a part of, or of the nature of, a subsidy; as, subsidiary payments to an ally.

Subsistent (a.) Having real being; as, a subsistent spirit.

Subsistent (a.) Inherent; as, qualities subsistent in matter.

Subsolary (a.) Being under the sun; hence, terrestrial; earthly; mundane.

Subsphenoidal (a.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the body of the sphenoid bone.

Subspherical (a.) Nearly spherical; having a figure resembling that of a sphere.

Subspinous (a.) Subvertebral.

Subspinous (a.) Situated beneath a spinous process, as that of the scapula; as, subspinous dislocation of the humerus.

Substanceless (a.) Having no substance; unsubstantial.

Substant (a.) Substantial; firm.

Substantial (a.) Belonging to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.

Substantial (a.) Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable.

Substantial (a.) Corporeal; material; firm.

Substantial (a.) Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.

Substantial (a.) Possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder.

Substantival (a.) Of or pertaining to a substantive; of the nature of substantive.

Substantive (a.) Betokening or expressing existence; as, the substantive verb, that is, the verb to be.

Substantive (a.) Depending on itself; independent.

Substantive (a.) Enduring; solid; firm; substantial.

Substantive (a.) Pertaining to, or constituting, the essential part or principles; as, the law substantive.

Substituted (a.) Exchanged; put in the place of another.

Substituted (a.) Containing substitutions or replacements; having been subjected to the process of substitution, or having some of its parts replaced; as, alcohol is a substituted water; methyl amine is a substituted ammonia.

Substitutional (a.) Of or pertaining to substitution; standing in the place of another; substituted.

Substitutionary (a.) Of or pertaining to substitution; substitutional.

Substitutive (a.) Tending to afford or furnish a substitute; making substitution; capable of being substituted.

Substrate (a.) Having very slight furrows.

Substylar (a.) Pertaining to the substyle.

Subsultive (a.) Subsultory.

Subsultory (a.) Bounding; leaping; moving by sudden leaps or starts.

Subsumable (a.) Capable of being subsumed.

Subsumptive (a.) Relating to, or containing, a subsumption.

Subtartarean (a.) Being or living under Tartarus; infernal.

Subtegulaneous (a.) Under the roof or eaves; within doors.

Subtense (a.) A

Subtepid (a.) Slightly tepid.

Subterete (a.) Somewhat terete.

Subterfluent (a.) Alt. of Subterfluous

Subterfluous (a.) Running under or beneath.

Subterraneal (a.) Subterranean.

Subterranean (a.) Alt. of Subterraneous

Subterraneous (a.) Being or lying under the surface of the earth; situated within the earth, or under ground; as, subterranean springs; a subterraneous passage.

Subterrany (a.) Subterranean.

Subterrene (a.) Subterraneous.

Subterrestrial (a.) Subterranean.

Subthalamic (a.) Situated under the optic thalamus.

Subtile (a.) Thin; not dense or gross; rare; as, subtile air; subtile vapor; a subtile medium.

Subtile (a.) Delicately constituted or constructed; nice; fine; delicate; tenuous; finely woven.

Subtile (a.) Acute; piercing; searching.

Subtile (a.) Characterized by nicety of discrimination; discerning; delicate; refined; subtle.

Subtile (a.) Sly; artful; cunning; crafty; subtle; as, a subtile person; a subtile adversary; a subtile scheme.

Subtonic (a.) Applied to, or distinguishing, a speech element consisting of tone, or proper vocal sound, not pure as in the vowels, but dimmed and otherwise modified by some kind of obstruction in the oral or the nasal passage, and in some cases with a mixture of breath sound; -- a term introduced by Dr. James Rush in 1833.

Subtorrid (a.) Nearly torrid.

Subtractive (a.) Tending, or having power, to subtract.

Subtractive (a.) Having the negative sign, or sign minus.

Subtranslucent (a.) Not perfectly translucent.

Subtransparent (a.) Not perfectly transparent.

Subtriangular (a.) Nearly, but not perfectly, triangular.

Subtrihedral (a.) Approaching the form of a three-sided pyramid; as, the subtrihedral crown of a tooth.

Subtriple (a.) Containing a third, or one part to three.

Subtriplicate (a.) Expressed by the cube root; -- said especially of ratios.

Subtropical (a.) Nearly tropical.

Subturriculate (a.) Somewhat turriculate.

Subtypical (a.) Deviating somewhat from the type of a species, genus, or other group; slightly aberrant.

Subulate (a.) Alt. of Subulated

Subulated (a.) Very narrow, and tapering gradually to a fine point from a broadish base; awl-shaped;

Subuliform (a.) Subulate.

Subumbonal (a.) Beneath or forward of the umbos of a bivalve shell.

Subungual (a.) Under the nail or hoof.

Suburban (a.) Of or pertaining to suburbs; inhabiting, or being in, the suburbs of a city.

Suburbed (a.) Having a suburb or suburbs on its outer part.

Suburbial (a.) Alt. of Suburbian

Suburbian (a.) Suburban.

Suburbicarian (a.) Alt. of Suburbicary

Suburbicary (a.) Being in the suburbs; -- applied to the six dioceses in the suburbs of Rome subject to the pope as bishop of Rome.

Suburethral (a.) Situated under the urethra, or under its orifice.

Subvaginal (a.) Situated under or inside a sheath or vaginal membrane; as, the subvaginal, or subdural, spaces about the optic nerve.

Subventaneous (a.) Produced by the wind.

Subventitious (a.) Helping; aiding; supporting.

Subversionary (a.) Promoting destruction.

Subversive (a.) Tending to subvert; having a tendency to overthrow and ruin.

Subverant (a.) Reserved.

Subvertebral (a.) Situated beneath, or on the ventral side of, the vertebral column; situated beneath, or inside of, the endoskeleton; hypaxial; hyposkeletal.

Subvertible (a.) That may be subverted.

Subvitalized (a.) Imperfectly vitalized; having naturally but little vital power or energy.

Subzonal (a.) Situated under a zone, or zona; -- applied to a membrane between the zona radiata and the umbilical vesicle in the mammal embryo.

Subzigomatic (a.) Situated under the zygoma or zygomatic process.

Succedaneous (a.) Pertaining to, or acting as, a succedaneum; supplying the place of something else; being, or employed as, a substitute for another.

Succeedant (a.) Succeeding one another; following.

Successful (a.) Resulting in success; assuring, or promotive of, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect; hence, prosperous; fortunate; happy; as, a successful use of medicine; a successful experiment; a successful enterprise.

Successional (a.) Of or pertaining to a succession; existing in a regular order; consecutive.

Successive (a.) Following in order or in uninterrupted course; coming after without interruption or interval; following one after another in a

Successive (a.) Having or giving the right of succeeding to an inheritance; inherited by succession; hereditary; as, a successive title; a successive empire.

Successless (a.) Having no success.

Succiduous (a.) Ready to fall; falling.

Succiferous (a.) Producing or conveying sap.

Succinamic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid amide derivative of succinic acid, obtained as a white crystal

Succinct (a.) Girded or tucked up; bound; drawn tightly together.

Succinct (a.) Compressed into a narrow compass; brief; concise.

Succinic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, amber; specif., designating a dibasic acid, C/H/.(CO/H)/, first obtained by the dry distillation of amber. It is found in a number of plants, as in lettuce and wormwood, and is also produced artificially as a white crystal

Succinous (a.) Succinic.

Succinuric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid amide, analogous to succinamic acid, which is obtained as a white crystal

Succise (a.) Appearing as if a part were cut off at the extremity.

Succorable (a.) Capable of being succored or assisted; admitting of relief.

Succorless (a.) Destitute of succor.

Succubine (a.) Of or pertaining to succuba.

Succubous (a.) Having the leaves so placed that the upper part of each one is covered by the base of the next higher leaf, as in hepatic mosses of the genus Plagiochila.

Succulent (a.) Full of juice; juicy.

Succulous (a.) Succulent; juicy.

Succumbent (a.) Submissive; yielding.

Succussive (a.) Characterized by a shaking motion, especially an up and down movement, and not merely tremulous oscillation; as, the succussive motion in earthquakes.

Such (a.) Of that kind; of the like kind; like; resembling; similar; as, we never saw such a day; -- followed by that or as introducing the word or proposition which defines the similarity, or the standard of comparison; as, the books are not such that I can recommend them, or, not such as I can recommend; these apples are not such as those we saw yesterday; give your children such precepts as tend to make them better.

Such (a.) Having the particular quality or character specified.

Such (a.) The same that; -- with as; as, this was the state of the kingdom at such time as the enemy landed.

Such (a.) Certain; -- representing the object as already particularized in terms which are not mentioned.

Suchospondylous (a.) Having dorsal vertebrae with long and divided transverse processes; -- applied to certain reptiles.

Sucking (a.) Drawing milk from the mother or dam; hence, colloquially, young, inexperienced, as, a sucking infant; a sucking calf.

Suctorial (a.) Adapted for sucking; living by sucking; as, the humming birds are suctorial birds.

Suctorial (a.) Capable of adhering by suction; as, the suctorial fishes.

Suctorious (a.) Suctorial.

Sudatory (a.) Sweating; perspiring.

Sudden (a.) Happening without previous notice or with very brief notice; coming unexpectedly, or without the common preparation; immediate; instant; speedy.

Sudden (a.) Hastly prepared or employed; quick; rapid.

Sudden (a.) Hasty; violent; rash; precipitate.

Sudoral (a.) Of or pertaining to sweat; as, sudoral eruptions.

Sudoriferous (a.) Producing, or secreting, sweat; sudoriparous.

Sudorific (a.) Causing sweat; as, sudorific herbs.

Sudoriparous (a.) Same as Sudoriferous.

Sudorous (a.) Consisting of sweat.

Suent (a.) Uniformly or evenly distributed or spread; even; smooth. See Suant.

Suety (a.) Consisting of, or resembling, suet; as, a suety substance.

Sufferable (a.) Able to suffer or endure; patient.

Sufferable (a.) That may be suffered, tolerated, or permitted; allowable; tolerable.

Suffering (a.) Being in pain or grief; having loss, injury, distress, etc.

Sufficient (a.) Equal to the end proposed; adequate to wants; enough; ample; competent; as, provision sufficient for the family; an army sufficient to defend the country.

Sufficient (a.) Possessing adequate talents or accomplishments; of competent power or ability; qualified; fit.

Sufficient (a.) Capable of meeting obligations; responsible.

Sufficient (a.) Self-sufficient; self-satisfied; content.

Sufficing (a.) Affording enough; satisfying.

Suffisant (a.) Sufficient.

Suffocate (a.) Suffocated; choked.

Suffocative (a.) Tending or able to choke or stifle.

Suffragan (a.) Assisting; assistant; as, a suffragan bishop.

Suffragan (a.) An assistant.

Suffragan (a.) A bishop considered as an assistant, or as subject, to his metropolitan; an assistant bishop.

Suffragate (a.) To vote or vote with.

Suffraginous (a.) Of or pertaining to the hock of a beast.

Suffrutescent (a.) Slightly woody at the base.

Suffruticose (a.) Woody in the lower part of the stem, but with the yearly branches herbaceous, as sage, thyme, hyssop, and the like.

Suffruticous (a.) Suffruticose.

Sugared (a.) Sweetened.

Sugared (a.) Also used figuratively; as, sugared kisses.

Sugarless (a.) Without sugar; free from sugar.

Sugary (a.) Resembling or containing sugar; tasting of sugar; sweet.

Sugary (a.) Fond of sugar or sweet things; as, a sugary palate.

Sugescent (a.) Of or pertaining to sucking.

Suggestive (a.) Containing a suggestion, hint, or intimation.

Suicidal (a.) Partaking of, or of the nature of, the crime or suicide.

Suicidical (a.) Suicidal.


Suitable (a.) Capable of suiting; fitting; accordant; proper; becoming; agreeable; adapted; as, ornaments suitable to one's station; language suitable for the subject.

Sulcate (a.) Alt. of Sulcated

Sulcated (a.) Scored with deep and regular furrows; furrowed or grooved; as, a sulcated stem.

Sulciform (a.) Having the form of a sulcus; as, sulciform markings.

Sulky (a.) A light two-wheeled carriage for a single person.

Sullen (a.) Lonely; solitary; desolate.

Sullen (a.) Gloomy; dismal; foreboding.

Sullen (a.) Mischievous; malignant; unpropitious.

Sullen (a.) Gloomily angry and silent; cross; sour; affected with ill humor; morose.

Sullen (a.) Obstinate; intractable.

Sullen (a.) Heavy; dull; sluggish.

Sulphamic (a.) Of or pertaining to a sulphamide; derived from, or related to, a sulphamide; specifically, designating an amido acid derivative, NH2.SO2.OH, of sulphuric acid (analogous to sulphonic acid) which is not known in the free state, but is known in its salts.

Sulphanilic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an anilene sulphonic acid which is obtained as a white crystal

Sulphantimonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a hypothetical sulphacid of antimony (called also thioantimonic acid) analogous to sulpharsenic acid.

Sulphantimonious (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a hypothetical sulphacid of antimony (called also thioantimonious acid) analogous to sulpharsenious acid.

Sulpharsenic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a hypothetical sulphacid (called also thioarsenic acid) analogous to arsenic acid, and known only in its salts.

Sulpharsenious (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a hypothetical sulphacid (called also thioarsenious acid) analogous to arsenious acid, and known only in its salts.

Sulphatic (a.) Of, pertaining to, resembling, or containing, a sulphate or sulphates.

Sulphauric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a hypothetical sulphacid of gold (aurum), known only in its salts.

Sulphindigotic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a sulphonic acid obtained, as a blue solution, by dissolving indigo in sulphuric acid; -- formerly called also cerulic sulphuric acid, but properly called indigo-disulphonic acid.

Sulphinic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, any one of a series of acids regarded as acid ethereal salts of hyposulphurous acid; as, methyl sulphinic acid, CH3.SO.OH, a thick unstable liquid.

Sulphoarsenic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, sulphur and arsenic; -- said of an acid which is the same as arsenic acid with the substitution of sulphur for oxygen.

Sulphocarbonic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a sulphacid, H2CSO2 (called also thiocarbonic acid), or an acid, H2CS3, analogous to carbonic acid, obtained as a yellow oily liquid of a pungent odor, and forming salts.

Sulphocyanic (a.) Of, pertaining to, derived from, or designating, a sulphacid, HSCN, analogous to cyanic acid, and obtained as a colorless deliquescent crystal

Sulphonic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, a sulphone; -- used specifically to designate any one of a series of acids (regarded as acid ethereal salts of sulphurous acid) obtained by the oxidation of the mercaptans, or by treating sulphuric acid with certain aromatic bases (as benzene); as, phenyl sulphonic acid, C6H5.SO2.OH, a stable colorless crystal

Sulphophosphoric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a hypothetical sulphacid of phosphorus, analogous to phosphoric acid, and known in its salts.

Sulphophosphorous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a hypothetical acid of phosphorus, analogous to phosphorous acid, and known in its salts.

Sulphostannic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a sulphacid of tin (more exactly called metasulphostannic acid), which is obtained as a dark brown amorphous substance, H/SnS/, forming a well-known series of salts.

Sulphotungstic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, hypothetical sulphacid of tungsten (called also sulphowolframic acid), analogous to sulphuric acid, and known in its salts.

Sulphovinic (a.) Of, pertaining to, and formerly designating, ethylsulphuric acid.

Sulphurate (a.) Sulphureous.

Sulphureous (a.) Consisting of sulphur; having the qualities of sulphur, or brimstone; impregnated with sulphur.

Sulphureted (a.) Combined or impregnated with sulphur; sulphurized.

Sulphuric (a.) Of or pertaining to sulphur; as, a sulphuric smell.

Sulphuric (a.) Derived from, or containing, sulphur; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a higher valence as contrasted with the sulphurous compounds; as, sulphuric acid.

Sulphurine (a.) Sulphureous.

Sulphurous (a.) Of or pertaining to sulphur.

Sulphurous (a.) Derived from, or containing, sulphur; specifically, designating those compounds in which the element has a lower valence as contrasted with the sulphuric compounds.

Sulphurous (a.) Having the characteristic odor of sulphur dioxide, or of hydrogen sulphide, or of other sulphur compounds.

Sulphury (a.) Resembling, or partaking of the nature of, sulphur; having the qualities of sulphur.

Sulphydric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, hydrogen sulphide, which is regarded as an acid, especially when in solution.

Sultanic (a.) Pertaining to a sultan.

Sultan-red (a.) Having a deep red color.

Sumatran (a.) Of or pertaining to Sumatra or its inhabitants.

Sumless (a.) Not to be summed up or computed; so great that the amount can not be ascertained; incalculable; inestimable.

Summary (a.) Formed into a sum; summed up; reduced into a narrow compass, or into few words; short; brief; concise; compendious; as, a summary statement of facts.

Summary (a.) Hence, rapidly performed; quickly executed; as, a summary process; to take summary vengeance.

Summary (a.) A general or comprehensive statement; an abridged account; an abstract, abridgment, or compendium, containing the sum or substance of a fuller account.

Summery (a.) Of or pertaining to summer; like summer; as, a summery day.

Summitless (a.) Having no summit.

Sumpter (a.) Carrying pack or burdens on the back; as, a sumpter horse; a sumpter mule.

Sumptuary (a.) Relating to expense; regulating expense or expenditure.

Sumptuous (a.) Involving large outlay or expense; costly; expensive; hence, luxurious; splendid; magnificient; as, a sumptuous house or table; sumptuous apparel.

Sunday (a.) Belonging to the Christian Sabbath.

Sun-dried (a.) Dried by the heat of the sun.

Sunken (a.) Lying on the bottom of a river or other water; sunk.

Sunless (a.) Destitute or deprived of the sun or its rays; shaded; shadowed.

Sunlike (a.) Like or resembling the sun.

Sunlit (a.) Lighted by the sun.

Sunproof (a.) Impervious to the rays of the sun.

Sunshine (a.) Sunshiny; bright.

Sunshiny (a.) Bright with the rays of the sun; clear, warm, or pleasant; as, a sunshiny day.

Sunshiny (a.) Bright like the sun; resplendent.

Sunshiny (a.) Beaming with good spirits; cheerful.

Sun-struck (a.) Overcome by, or affected with, sunstroke; as, sun-struck soldiers.

Superable (a.) Capable of being overcome or conquered; surmountable.

Superabundant (a.) Abounding to excess; being more than is sufficient; redundant; as, superabundant zeal.

Superacidulated (a.) Acidulated to excess.

Superadvenient (a.) Coming upon; coming in addition to, or in assistance of, something.

Superangelic (a.) Superior to the angels in nature or rank.

Superb (a.) Grand; magnificent; august; stately; as, a superb edifice; a superb colonnade.

Superb (a.) Rich; elegant; as, superb furniture or decorations.

Superb (a.) Showy; excellent; grand; as, a superb exhibition.

Supercarbureted (a.) Bicarbureted.

Supercarpal (a.) Situated above, or in the upper part of, the carpus.

Supercelestial (a.) Situated above the firmament, or great vault of heaven.

Supercelestial (a.) Higher than celestial; superangelic.

Superchemical (a.) Above or beyond chemistry; inexplicable by chemical laws.

Superciliary (a.) Of or pertaining to the eyebrows; supraorbital.

Superciliary (a.) Having a distinct streak of color above the eyes; as, the superciliary woodpecker.

Supercilious (a.) Lofty with pride; haughty; dictatorial; overbearing; arrogant; as, a supercilious officer; asupercilious air; supercilious behavior.

Supercrescent (a.) Growing on some other growing thing.

Supercretaceous (a.) Same as Supracretaceous.

Supercurious (a.) Excessively curious or inquisitive.

Supereminent (a.) Eminent in a superior degree; surpassing others in excellence; as, a supereminent divine; the supereminent glory of Christ.

Supererogant (a.) Supererogatory.

Supererogative (a.) Supererogatory.

Supererogatory (a.) Performed to an extent not enjoined, or not required, by duty or necessity; as, supererogatory services.

Superessential (a.) Essential above others, or above the constitution of a thing.

Superethical (a.) More than ethical; above ethics.

Superexcellent (a.) Excellent in an uncommon degree; very excellent.

Superficial (a.) Of or pertaining to the superficies, or surface; lying on the surface; shallow; not deep; as, a superficial color; a superficial covering; superficial measure or contents; superficial tillage.

Superficial (a.) Reaching or comprehending only what is obvious or apparent; not deep or profound; shallow; -- said especially in respect to study, learning, and the like; as, a superficial scholar; superficial knowledge.

Superficiary (a.) Of or pertaining to the superficies, or surface; superficial.

Superficiary (a.) Situated or built on another man's land, as a house.

Superfine (a.) Very fine, or most fine; being of surpassing fineness; of extra nice or fine quality; as, superfine cloth.

Superfine (a.) Excessively fine; too nice; over particular; as, superfine distinctions; superfine tastes.

Superfinical (a.) Extremely finical.

Superfluitant (a.) Floating above or on the surface.

Superfluous (a.) More than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive; as, a superfluous price.

Superfuse (a.) To pour (something) over or on something else.

Superhuman (a.) Above or beyond what is human; sometimes, divine; as, superhuman strength; superhuman wisdom.

Superincumbent (a.) Lying or resting on something else.

Superintellectual (a.) Being above intellect.

Superintendent (a.) Overseeing; superintending.

Superior (a.) More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part of an image.

Superior (a.) Higher in rank or office; more exalted in dignity; as, a superior officer; a superior degree of nobility.

Superior (a.) Higher or greater in excellence; surpassing others in the greatness, or value of any quality; greater in quality or degree; as, a man of superior merit; or of superior bravery.

Superior (a.) Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; -- with to.

Superior (a.) More comprehensive; as a term in classification; as, a genus is superior to a species.

Superior (a.) Above the ovary; -- said of parts of the flower which, although normally below the ovary, adhere to it, and so appear to originate from its upper part; also of an ovary when the other floral organs are plainly below it in position, and free from it.

Superior (a.) Belonging to the part of an axillary flower which is toward the main stem; posterior.

Superior (a.) Pointing toward the apex of the fruit; ascending; -- said of the radicle.

Superjacent (a.) Situated immediately above; as, superjacent rocks.

Superlative (a.) Lifted up to the highest degree; most eminent; surpassing all other; supreme; as, superlative wisdom or prudence; a woman of superlative beauty; the superlative glory of the divine character.

Superlative (a.) Expressing the highest or lowest degree of the quality, manner, etc., denoted by an adjective or an adverb. The superlative degree is formed from the positive by the use of -est, most, or least; as, highest, most pleasant, least bright.

Superlunar (a.) Alt. of Superlunary

Superlunary (a.) Being above the moon; not belonging to this world; -- opposed to sublunary.

Supermaterial (a.) Being above, or superior to, matter.

Supermaxillary (a.) Supermaxillary.

Supermedial (a.) Above the middle.

Supermundane (a.) Being above the world; -- opposed to inframundane.

Supermundial (a.) Supermundane.

Supernacular (a.) Like supernaculum; first-rate; as, a supernacular wine.

Supernal (a.) Being in a higher place or region; locally higher; as, the supernal orbs; supernal regions.

Supernal (a.) Relating or belonging to things above; celestial; heavenly; as, supernal grace.

Supernatant (a.) Swimming above; floating on the surface; as, oil supernatant on water.

Supernatural (a.) Being beyond, or exceeding, the power or laws of nature; miraculous.

Supernaturalistic (a.) Of or pertaining to supernaturalism.

Supernumerary (a.) Exceeding the number stated or prescribed; as, a supernumerary officer in a regiment.

Supernumerary (a.) Exceeding a necessary, usual, or required number or quality; superfluous; as, supernumerary addresses; supernumerary expense.

Superoccipital (a.) Supraoccipital.

Superparticular (a.) Of or pertaining to a ratio when the excess of the greater term over the less is a unit, as the ratio of 1 to 2, or of 3 to 4.

Superpartient (a.) Of or pertaining to a ratio when the excess of the greater term over the less is more than a unit, as that of 3 to 5, or 7 to 10.

Superphysical (a.) Above or beyond physics; not explainable by physical laws.

Superpolitic (a.) More than politic; above or exceeding policy.

Superposable (a.) Capable of being superposed, as one figure upon another.

Superregal (a.) More than regal; worthy of one greater than a king.

Superroyal (a.) Larger than royal; -- said of a particular size of printing and writing paper. See the Note under Paper, n.

Supersacral (a.) Situated over, or on the dorsal side of, the sacrum.

Supersalient (a.) Leaping upon.

Supersecular (a.) Being above the world, or secular things.

Supersensible (a.) Beyond the reach of the senses; above the natural powers of perception.

Supersensitive (a.) Excessively sensitive; morbidly sensitive.

Supersensual (a.) Supersensible.

Supersensuous (a.) Supersensible.

Supersensuous (a.) Excessively sensuous.

Superserviceable (a.) Overofficious; doing more than is required or desired.

Supersolar (a.) Above the sun.

Supersphenoidal (a.) Situated above, or on the dorsal side of, the body of the sphenoid bone.

Superspinous (a.) Supraspinuos.

Superstitious (a.) Of or pertaining to superstition; proceeding from, or manifesting, superstition; as, superstitious rites; superstitious observances.

Superstitious (a.) Evincing superstition; overscrupulous and rigid in religious observances; addicted to superstition; full of idle fancies and scruples in regard to religion.

Superstitious (a.) Overexact; scrupulous beyond need.

Superstructive (a.) Built or erected on something else.

Supersubstantial (a.) More than substantial; spiritual.

Supersubtle (a.) To subtle.

Supersulphureted (a.) Supersulphurized.

Superterranean (a.) Being above ground.

Superterrene (a.) Being above ground, or above the earth.

Superterrestrial (a.) Being above the earth, or above what belongs to the earth.

Supertragical (a.) Tragical to excess.

Supervacaneous (a.) Serving no purpose; superfluous; needless.

Supervenient (a.) Coming as something additional or extraneous; coming afterwards.

Supervisive (a.) Supervisory.

Supervisory (a.) Of or pertaining to supervision; as, supervisory powers.

Supervolute (a.) Having a plainted and convolute arrangement in the bud, as in the morning-glory.

Supine (a.) Lying on the back, or with the face upward; -- opposed to prone.

Supine (a.) Leaning backward, or inclining with exposure to the sun; sloping; inc

Supine (a.) Negligent; heedless; indolent; listless.

Suppedaneous (a.) Being under the feet.

Supperless (a.) Having no supper; deprived of supper; as, to go supperless to bed.

Supple (a.) Pliant; flexible; easily bent; as, supple joints; supple fingers.

Supple (a.) Yielding compliant; not obstinate; submissive to guidance; as, a supple horse.

Supple (a.) Bending to the humor of others; flattering; fawning; obsequious.

Supple-chapped (a.) Having a limber tongue.

Supplemental (a.) Alt. of Supplementary

Supplementary (a.) Added to supply what is wanted; additional; being, or serving as, a supplement; as, a supplemental law; a supplementary sheet or volume.

Suppletive (a.) Alt. of Suppletory

Suppletory (a.) Supplying deficiencies; supplementary; as, a suppletory oath.

Suppliant (a.) Asking earnestly and submissively; entreating; beseeching; supplicating.

Suppliant (a.) Manifesting entreaty; expressive of supplication.

Supplicant (a.) Entreating; asking submissively.

Supplicatory (a.) Containing supplication; humble; earnest.

Supply (a.) Serving to contain, deliver, or regulate a supply of anything; as, a supply tank or valve.

Supplyant (a.) Supplying or aiding; auxiliary; suppletory.

Supportable (a.) Capable of being supported, maintained, or endured; endurable.

Supportful (a.) Abounding with support.

Supportless (a.) Having no support.

Supposable (a.) Capable of being supposed, or imagined to exist; as, that is not a supposable case.

Suppositional (a.) Resting on supposition; hypothetical; conjectural; supposed.

Supposititious (a.) Fraudulently substituted for something else; not being what is purports to be; not genuine; spurious; counterfeit; as, a supposititious child; a supposititious writing.

Supposititious (a.) Suppositional; hypothetical.

Suppositive (a.) Including or implying supposition, or hypothesis; supposed.

Suppressible (a.) That may be suppressed.

Suppressive (a.) Tending to suppress; subduing; concealing.

Suppurative (a.) Tending to suppurate; promoting suppuration.

Supra-acromial (a.) Situated above the acromial process of the scapula.

Supra-angular (a.) See Surangular.

Supra-auricular (a.) Situated above the ear coverts, or auriculars; -- said of certain feathers of birds.

Supra-axillary (a.) Growing above the axil; inserted above the axil, as a peduncle. See Suprafoliaceous.

Suprabranchial (a.) Situated above the branchiae; -- applied especially to the upper division of the gill cavity of bivalve mollusks.

Suprachoroid (a.) Alt. of Suprachoroidal

Suprachoroidal (a.) Situated above the choroid; -- applied to the layer of the choroid coat of the eyeball next to the sclerotic.

Supraciliary (a.) Superciliary.

Supraclavicular (a.) Situated above the clavicle.

Supraclavicular (a.) Of or pertaining to the supraclavicle.

Supracondylar (a.) Alt. of Supracondyloid

Supracondyloid (a.) Situated above a condyle or condyles.

Supracostal (a.) Situated above, or on the outside of, the ribs.

Supracranial (a.) Situated above, or in the roof of, the cranium.

Supracretaceous (a.) Lying above the chalk; Supercretaceous.

Supradecompound (a.) More than decompound; divided many times.

Supra-esophagal (a.) Alt. of Supra-esophageal

Supra-esophageal (a.) Situated above, or on the dorsal side of, the esophagus; as, the supra-esophageal ganglion of Crustacea.

Supra-ethmoid (a.) Above, or on the dorsal side of, the ethmoid bone or cartilage.

Suprafoliaceous (a.) Inserted into the stem above the leaf, petiole, or axil, as a peduncle or flower.

Supraglotic (a.) Situated above the glottis; -- applied to that part of the cavity of the larynx above the true vocal cords.

Suprahepatic (a.) Situated over, or on the dorsal side of, the liver; -- applied to the branches of the hepatic veins.

Suprahyoid (a.) Hyomental.

Supralapsarian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Supralapsarians, or their doctrine.

Supralapsary (a.) Supralapsarian.

Supraloral (a.) Situated above the lores; as, the supraloral feathers of a bird.

Supralunar (a.) Alt. of Supralunary

Supralunary (a.) Beyond the moon; hence, very lofty.

Supramaxillary (a.) Situated over the lower jaw; as, the supramaxillary nerve.

Supramaxillary (a.) Of or pertaining to the upper jaw.

Supramundane (a.) Being or situated above the world or above our system; celestial.

Supranaturalist (a.) Alt. of Supranaturalistic

Supranaturalistic (a.) Of or pertaining to supernaturalism; supernaturalistic.

Supraoccipital (a.) Situated over, or in the upper part of, the occiput; of or pertaining to the supraoccipital bone.

Supraocular (a.) Above the eyes; -- said of certain scales of fishes and reptiles.

Supra-oesophagal (a.) See Supra-esophagal.

Supraorbital (a.) Alt. of Supraorbitar

Supraorbitar (a.) Situated above the orbit of the eye.

Suprapedal (a.) Situated above the foot of a mollusk; as, the suprapedal gland.

Suprapubian (a.) Alt. of Suprapubic

Suprapubic (a.) Situated above, or anterior to, the pubic bone.

Suprarenal (a.) Situated above, or anterior to, the kidneys.

Suprascalpular (a.) Alt. of Suprascalpulary

Suprascalpulary (a.) Situated above, or on the anterior side of, the scapula.

Suprasphenoidal (a.) Situated above the sphenoidal bone; as, the suprasphenoidal appendage, or pituitary body.

Supraspinal (a.) Situated above the vertebral column.

Supraspinal (a.) Situated above a spine or spines; supraspinate; supraspinous.

Supraspinate (a.) Alt. of Supraspinous

Supraspinous (a.) Situated above a spine or spines; especially, situated above, or on the dorsal side of, the neural spines of the vertebral column, or above, or in front of, the spine of the scapula.

Suprastapedial (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, that part of the columella of the ear which projects above the connection with the stapes, as in many animals.

Suprasternal (a.) Situated above, or anterior to, the sternum.

Supratemporal (a.) Situated above the temporal bone or temporal fossa.

Supratrochlear (a.) Situated over or above a trochlea or trochlear surface; -- applied esp. to one of the subdivisions of the trigeminal nerve.

Supravaginal (a.) Situated above or outside a sheath or vaginal membrane.

Supravulgar (a.) Being above the vulgar or common people.

Supreme (a.) Highest in authority; holding the highest place in authority, government, or power.

Supreme (a.) Highest; greatest; most excellent or most extreme; utmost; greatist possible (sometimes in a bad sense); as, supreme love; supreme glory; supreme magnanimity; supreme folly.

Supreme (a.) Situated at the highest part or point.

Sural (a.) Of or pertaining to the calf of the leg; as, the sural arteries.

Surangular (a.) Above the angular bone; supra-angular; -- applied to a bone of the lower jaw in many reptiles and birds.

Surbased (a.) Having a surbase, or molding above the base.

Surbased (a.) Having the vertical height from springing

Surbet (a.) Surbated; bruised.

Surcingled (a.) Bound with the surcingle.

Surculose (a.) Producing suckers, or shoots resembling suckers.

Surd (a.) Net having the sense of hearing; deaf.

Surd (a.) Unheard.

Surd (a.) Involving surds; not capable of being expressed in rational numbers; radical; irrational; as, a surd expression or quantity; a surd number.

Surd (a.) Uttered, as an element of speech, without tone, or proper vocal sound; voiceless; unintonated; nonvocal; atonic; whispered; aspirated; sharp; hard, as f, p, s, etc.; -- opposed to sonant.

Surdal (a.) Same as Surd, a., 3.

Sure-footed (a.) Not liable to stumble or fall; as, a sure-footed horse.

Surfoot (a.) Tired or sore of foot from travel; lamed.

Surfy (a.) Consisting of, abounding in, or resembling, surf; as, a surfy shore.

Surgeful (a.) Abounding in surges; surgy.

Surgeless (a.) Free from surges; smooth; calm.

Surgent (a.) Rising; swelling, as a flood.

Surgical (a.) Of or pertaining to surgeons or surgery; done by means of surgery; used in surgery; as, a surgical operation; surgical instruments.

Surgy (a.) Rising in surges or billows; full of surges; resembling surges in motion or appearance; swelling.

Surly (a.) Arrogant; haughty.

Surly (a.) Gloomily morose; ill-natured, abrupt, and rude; severe; sour; crabbed; rough; sullen; gloomy; as, a surly groom; a surly dog; surly language; a surly look.

Surly (a.) Rough; dark; tempestuous.

Surmisable (a.) Capable of being surmised; as, a surmisable result.

Surmountable (a.) Capable of being surmounted or overcome; superable.

Surmounted (a.) Having its vertical height greater than the half span; -- said of an arch.

Surmounted (a.) Partly covered by another charge; -- said of an ordinary or other bearing.

Surmullet (a.) Any one of various species of mullets of the family Millidae, esp. the European species (Millus surmulletus), which is highly prized as a food fish. See Mullet.

Surnominal (a.) Of or pertaining to a surname or surnames.

Surpassable (a.) That may be surpassed.

Surpassing (a.) Eminently excellent; exceeding others.

Surpliced (a.) Wearing a surplice.

Surplus (a.) Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as, surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words.

Surprising (a.) Exciting surprise; extraordinary; of a nature to excite wonder and astonishment; as, surprising bravery; a surprising escape from danger.

Surquedous (a.) Alt. of Surquedrous

Surquedrous (a.) Having or exhibiting surquedry; arrogant; insolent.

Surreptitious (a.) Done or made by stealth, or without proper authority; made or introduced fraudulently; clandestine; stealthy; as, a surreptitious passage in an old manuscript; a surreptitious removal of goods.

Surrounding (a.) Inclosing; encircling.

Surveillant (a.) Overseeing; watchful.

Surviving (a.) Remaining alive; yet living or existing; as, surviving friends; surviving customs.

Susceptible (a.) Capable of admitting anything additional, or any change, affection, or influence; readily acted upon; as, a body susceptible of color or of alteration.

Susceptible (a.) Capable of impression; having nice sensibility; impressible; tender; sensitive; as, children are more susceptible than adults; a man of a susceptible heart.

Susceptive (a.) Susceptible.

Suscipient (a.) Receiving; admitting.

Suspect (a.) Suspicious; inspiring distrust.

Suspect (a.) Suspected; distrusted.

Suspect (a.) Suspicion.

Suspect (a.) One who, or that which, is suspected; an object of suspicion; -- formerly applied to persons and things; now, only to persons suspected of crime.

Suspectable (a.) That may be suspected.

Suspected (a.) Distrusted; doubted.

Suspectful (a.) Apt to suspect or mistrust; full of suspicion; suspicious; as, to be suspectful of the motives of others.

Suspectless (a.) Not suspecting; having no suspicion.

Suspectless (a.) Not suspected; not mistrusted.

Suspense (a.) Held or lifted up; held or prevented from proceeding.

Suspense (a.) Expressing, or proceeding from, suspense or doubt.

Suspense (a.) The state of being suspended; specifically, a state of uncertainty and expectation, with anxiety or apprehension; indetermination; indecision; as, the suspense of a person waiting for the verdict of a jury.

Suspense (a.) Cessation for a time; stop; pause.

Suspense (a.) A temporary cessation of one's right; suspension, as when the rent or other profits of land cease by unity of possession of land and rent.

Suspensible (a.) Capable of being suspended; capable of being held from sinking.

Suspensive (a.) Tending to suspend, or to keep in suspense; causing interruption or delay; uncertain; doubtful.

Suspensory (a.) Suspended; hanging; depending.

Suspensory (a.) Fitted or serving to suspend; suspending; as, a suspensory muscle.

Suspensory (a.) Of or pertaining to a suspensorium.

Suspicious (a.) Inc

Suspicious (a.) Indicating suspicion, mistrust, or fear.

Suspicious (a.) Liable to suspicion; adapted to raise suspicion; giving reason to imagine ill; questionable; as, an author of suspicious innovations; suspicious circumstances.

Suspired (a.) Ardently desired or longed for; earnestly coveted.

Sustainable (a.) Capable of being sustained or maintained; as, the action is not sustainable.

Sustained (a.) Held up to a certain pitch, degree, or level; uniform; as, sustained pasion; a sustained style of writing; a sustained note in music.

Sustaltic (a.) Mournful; -- said of a species of music among the ancient Greeks.

Sustentacular (a.) Supporting; sustaining; as, a sustentacular tissue.

Sustentative (a.) Adapted to sustain, strengthen, or corroborate; as, sustentative citations or quotations.

Susurrant (a.) Whispering.

Susurrous (a.) Whispering; rustling; full of whispering sounds.

Sutile (a.) Done by stitching.

Sutling (a.) Belonging to sutlers; engaged in the occupation of a sutler.

Sutural (a.) Of or pertaining to a suture, or seam.

Sutural (a.) Taking place at a suture; as, a sutural de/iscence.

Suturated (a.) Sewed or knit together; united by a suture; stitched.

Sutured (a.) Having a suture or sutures; knit or united together.

Swag-bellied (a.) Having a prominent, overhanging belly.

Swaggy (a.) Inc

Swainish (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a swain; rustic; ignorant.

Swallow-tailed (a.) Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a swallow's tail in form; having narrow and tapering or pointed skirts; as, a swallow-tailed coat.

Swallow-tailed (a.) United by dovetailing; dovetailed.

Swampy (a.) Consisting of swamp; like a swamp; low, wet, and spongy; as, swampy land.

Swanlike (a.) Resembling a swan.

Swanny (a.) Swanlike; as, a swanny glossiness of the neck.

Swarded (a.) Covered with sward.

Swardy (a.) Covered with sward or grass.

Swart (a.) Of a dark hue; moderately black; swarthy; tawny.

Swart (a.) Gloomy; malignant.

Swarth (a.) Swart; swarthy.

Swarthy (a.) Being of a dark hue or dusky complexion; tawny; swart; as, swarthy faces.

Swartish (a.) Somewhat swart, dark, or tawny.

Swarty (a.) Swarthy; tawny.

Swashing (a.) Swaggering; hectoring.

Swashing (a.) Resounding; crushing.

Swashy (a.) Soft, like fruit that is too ripe; quashy; swash.

Sway-backed (a.) Having the back hollow or sagged, whether naturally or as the result of injury or weakness; -- said of horses and other animals.

Swayed (a.) Bent down, and hollow in the back; sway-backed; -- said of a horse.

Swayful (a.) Able to sway.

Swedenborgian (a.) Of or pertaining to Swedenborg or his views.

Swedish (a.) Of or pertaining to Sweden or its inhabitants.

Sweeping (a.) Cleaning off surfaces, or cleaning away dust, dirt, or litter, as a broom does; moving with swiftness and force; carrying everything before it; including in its scope many persons or things; as, a sweeping flood; a sweeping majority; a sweeping accusation.

Sweepy (a.) Moving with a sweeping motion.

Sweet-breasted (a.) Having a sweet, musical voice, as the nightingale. Cf. Breast, n., 6.

Sweeten (a.) To make sweet to the taste; as, to sweeten tea.

Sweeten (a.) To make pleasing or grateful to the mind or feelings; as, to sweeten life; to sweeten friendship.

Sweeten (a.) To make mild or kind; to soften; as, to sweeten the temper.

Sweeten (a.) To make less painful or laborious; to relieve; as, to sweeten the cares of life.

Sweeten (a.) To soften to the eye; to make delicate.

Sweeten (a.) To make pure and salubrious by destroying noxious matter; as, to sweeten rooms or apartments that have been infected; to sweeten the air.

Sweeten (a.) To make warm and fertile; -- opposed to sour; as, to dry and sweeten soils.

Sweeten (a.) To restore to purity; to free from taint; as, to sweeten water, butter, or meat.

Sweetish (a.) Somewhat sweet.

Sweet-scented (a.) Having a sweet scent or smell; fragrant.

Swell (a.) Having the characteristics of a person of rank and importance; showy; dandified; distinguished; as, a swell person; a swell neighborhood.

Swellish (a.) Dandified; stylish.

Swich (a.) Such.

Swiftfoot (a.) Nimble; fleet.

Swimming (a.) That swims; capable of swimming; adapted to, or used in, swimming; as, a swimming bird; a swimming motion.

Swimming (a.) Suffused with moisture; as, swimming eyes.

Swimming (a.) Being in a state of vertigo or dizziness; as, a swimming brain.

Swingeing (a.) Huge; very large.

Swinish (a.) Of or pertaining to swine; befitting swine; like swine; hoggish; gross; beasty; as, a swinish drunkard or sot.

Swipper (a.) Nimble; quick.

Swiss (a.) Of or pertaining to Switzerland, or the people of Switzerland.

Switchy (a.) Whisking.

Swivel (a.) A piece, as a ring or hook, attached to another piece by a pin, in such a manner as to permit rotation about the pin as an axis.

Swivel (a.) A small piece of ordnance, turning on a point or swivel; -- called also swivel gun.

Swivel-eyed (a.) Squint-eyed.

Swollen (a.) Enlarged by swelling; immoderately increased; as, swollen eyes; swollen streams.

Sworded (a.) Girded with a sword.

Swordless (a.) Destitute of a sword.

Sword-shaped (a.) Shaped like a sword; ensiform, as the long, flat leaves of the Iris, cattail, and the like.

Syb (a.) See Sib.

Sybaritic (a.) Alt. of Sybaritical

Sybaritical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sybarites; resembling the Sybarites; luxurious; wanton; effeminate.

Sychnocarpous (a.) Having the capacity of bearing several successive crops of fruit without perishing; as, sychnocarpous plants.

Sycoceric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained by the oxidation of sycoceryl alcohol.

Sycophantic (a.) Alt. of Sycophantical

Sycophantical (a.) Of or pertaining to a sycophant; characteristic of a sycophant; meanly or obsequiously flattering; courting favor by mean adulation; parasitic.

Sycophantish (a.) Like a sycophant; obsequiously flattering.

Syenitic (a.) Relating to Syene; as, Syenitic inscriptions.

Syenitic (a.) Relating to, or like, syenite; as, syenitic granite.

Syllabic (a.) Alt. of Syllabical

Syllabical (a.) Of or pertaining to a syllable or syllables; as, syllabic accent.

Syllabical (a.) Consisting of a syllable or syllables; as, a syllabic augment.

Sylleptic (a.) Alt. of Sylleptical

Sylleptical (a.) Of or pertaining to a syllepsis; containing syllepsis.

Syllogistic (a.) Alt. of Syllogistical

Syllogistical (a.) Of or pertaining to a syllogism; consisting of a syllogism, or of the form of reasoning by syllogisms; as, syllogistic arguments or reasoning.

Sylphine (a.) Like a sylph.

Sylphish (a.) Sylphlike.

Sylphlike (a.) Like a sylph; airy; graceful.

Sylvan (a.) Of or pertaining to a sylva; forestlike; hence, rural; rustic.

Sylvan (a.) Abounding in forests or in trees; woody.

Sylvan (a.) A fabled deity of the wood; a satyr; a faun; sometimes, a rustic.

Sylvatic (a.) Sylvan.

Sylvestrian (a.) Sylvan.

Sylvic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, pine or its products; specifically, designating an acid called also abeitic acid, which is the chief ingredient of common resin (obtained from Pinus sylvestris, and other species).


Symbolic (a.) See Symbolics.

Symbolic (a.) Alt. of Symbolical

Symbolical (a.) Of or pertaining to a symbol or symbols; of the nature of a symbol; exhibiting or expressing by resemblance or signs; representative; as, the figure of an eye is symbolic of sight and knowledge.

Symbolistic (a.) Alt. of Symbolistical

Symbolistical (a.) Characterized by the use of symbols; as, symbolistic poetry.

Symbological (a.) Pertaining to a symbology; versed in, or characterized by, symbology.

Symmetral (a.) Commensurable; symmetrical.

Symmetric (a.) Symmetrical.

Symmetrical (a.) Involving or exhibiting symmetry; proportional in parts; having its parts in due proportion as to dimensions; as, a symmetrical body or building.

Symmetrical (a.) Having the organs or parts of one side corresponding with those of the other; having the parts in two or more series of organs the same in number; exhibiting a symmetry. See Symmetry, 2.

Symmetrical (a.) Having an equal number of parts in the successive circles of floral organs; -- said of flowers.

Symmetrical (a.) Having a likeness in the form and size of floral organs of the same kind; regular.

Symmetrical (a.) Having a common measure; commensurable.

Symmetrical (a.) Having corresponding parts or relations.

Sympathetic (a.) Inc

Sympathetic (a.) Produced by, or expressive of, sympathy.

Sympathetic (a.) Produced by sympathy; -- applied particularly to symptoms or affections. See Sympathy.

Sympathetic (a.) Of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system or some of its branches; produced by stimulation on the sympathetic nervious system or some part of it; as, the sympathetic saliva, a modified form of saliva, produced from some of the salivary glands by stimulation of a sympathetic nerve fiber.

Sympathetical (a.) Sympathetic.

Sympetalous (a.) Having the petals united; gamopetalous.

Symphonic (a.) Symphonious.

Symphonic (a.) Relating to, or in the manner of, symphony; as, the symphonic form or style of composition.

Symphonious (a.) Agreeing in sound; accordant; harmonious.

Symphonious (a.) Symphonic.

Symphyseal (a.) Of or pertaining to to symphysis.

Symplectic (a.) Plaiting or joining together; -- said of a bone next above the quadrate in the mandibular suspensorium of many fishes, which unites together the other bones of the suspensorium.

Sympodial (a.) Composed of superposed branches in such a way as to imitate a simple axis; as, a sympodial stem.

Symposiac (a.) Of or pertaining to compotations and merrymaking; happening where company is drinking together; as, symposiac meetings.

Symptomatic (a.) Alt. of Symptomatical

Symptomatical (a.) Of or pertaining to symptoms; happening in concurrence with something; being a symptom; indicating the existence of something else.

Symptomatical (a.) According to symptoms; as, a symptomatical classification of diseases.

Synagogical (a.) Of or pertaining to a synagogue.

Synallagmatic (a.) Imposing reciprocal obligations upon the parties; as, a synallagmatic contract.

Synallaxine (a.) Having the outer and middle toes partially united; -- said of certain birds related to the creepers.

Synantherous (a.) Having the stamens united by their anthers; as, synantherous flowers.

Synanthous (a.) Having flowers and leaves which appear at the same time; -- said of certain plants.

Syncarpous (a.) Composed of several carpels consolidated into one ovary.

Syncategorematic (a.) Not capable of being used as a term by itself; -- said of words, as an adverb or preposition.

Synchronal (a.) Happening at, or belonging to, the same time; synchronous; simultaneous.

Synchronical (a.) Happening at the same time; synchronous.

Synchronistic (a.) Of or pertaining to synchronism; arranged according to correspondence in time; as, synchronistic tables.

Synchronous (a.) Happening at the same time; simultaneous.

Synclastic (a.) Curved toward the same side in all directions; -- said of surfaces which in all directions around any point bend away from a tangent plane toward the same side, as the surface of a sphere; -- opposed to anticlastic.

Synclinal (a.) Inc

Synclinal (a.) Formed by strata dipping toward a common

Synclinical (a.) Synclinal.

Syncopal (a.) Of or pertaining to syncope; resembling syncope.

Syncotyledonous (a.) Having united cotyledonous.

Syncretic (a.) Uniting and blending together different systems, as of philosophy, morals, or religion.

Syncretistic (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, syncretism; as, a syncretistic mixture of the service of Jehovah and the worship of idols.

Syncretistic (a.) Of or pertaining to Syncretists.

Syndactylic (a.) Syndactilous.

Syndactylous (a.) Having the toes firmly united together for some distance, and without an intermediate web, as the kingfishers; gressorial.

Syndetic (a.) Alt. of Syndetical

Syndetical (a.) Connecting; conjunctive; as, syndetic words or connectives; syndetic references in a dictionary.

Syndyasmian (a.) Pertaining to the state of pairing together sexually; -- said of animals during periods of procreation and while rearing their offspring.

Synecdochical (a.) Expressed by synecdoche; implying a synecdoche.

Synedral (a.) Growing on the angles of a stem, as the leaves in some species of Selaginella.

Synergetic (a.) Working together; cooperating; as, synergetic muscles.

Synergistic (a.) Of or pertaining to synergism.

Synergistic (a.) Cooperating; synergetic.

Syngenesian (a.) Alt. of Syngenesious

Syngenesious (a.) Having the stamens united by the anthers; of or pertaining to the Syngenesia.

Synochal (a.) Of or pertaining to synocha; like synocha.

Synodal (a.) Synodical.

Synodic (a.) Alt. of Synodical

Synodical (a.) Of or pertaining to a synod; transacted in, or authorized by, a synod; as, synodical proceedings or forms.

Synodical (a.) Pertaining to conjunction, especially to the period between two successive conjunctions; extending from one conjunction, as of the moon or a planet with the sun, to the next; as, a synodical month (see Lunar month, under Month); the synodical revolution of the moon or a planet.

Synoecious (a.) Having stamens and pistil in the same head, or, in mosses, having antheridia and archegonia on the same receptacle.

Synonymal (a.) Synonymous.

Synonymic (a.) Alt. of Synonymical

Synonymical (a.) Of or pertaining to synonyms, or synonymic; synonymous.

Synonymous (a.) Having the character of a synonym; expressing the same thing; conveying the same, or approximately the same, idea.

Synoptic (a.) Alt. of Synoptical

Synoptical (a.) Affording a general view of the whole, or of the principal parts of a thing; as, a synoptic table; a synoptical statement of an argument.

Synovial (a.) Of or pertaining to synovia; secreting synovia.

Synpelmous (a.) Having the two main flexor tendons of the toes blended together.

Synsepalous (a.) Having united sepals; gamosepalous.

Syntactic (a.) Alt. of Syntactical

Syntactical (a.) Of or pertaining to syntax; according to the rules of syntax, or construction.

Synteretic (a.) Preserving health; prophylactic.

Synthermal (a.) Having the same degree of heat.

Synthetic (a.) Alt. of Synthetical

Synthetical (a.) Of or pertaining to synthesis; consisting in synthesis or composition; as, the synthetic method of reasoning, as opposed to analytical.

Synthetical (a.) Artificial. Cf. Synthesis, 2.

Synthetical (a.) Comprising within itself structural or other characters which are usually found only in two or more diverse groups; -- said of species, genera, and higher groups. See the Note under Comprehensive, 3.

Syphilitic (a.) Of or pertaining to syphilis; of the nature of syphilis; affected with syphilis.

Syphilodermatous (a.) Of or pertaining to the cutaneous manifestations of syphilis.

Syphiloid (a.) Resembling syphilis.

Syriac (a.) Of or pertaining to Syria, or its language; as, the Syriac version of the Pentateuch.

Syrian (a.) Of or pertaining to Syria; Syriac.

Syringeal (a.) Of or pertaining to the syrinx; as, the syringeal muscle.

Syrphian (a.) Of or pertaining to the syrphus flies.

Syrtic (a.) Of or pertaining to a syrt; resembling syrt, or quicksand.

Syrup (a.) Alt. of Syrupy

Syrupy (a.) Same as Sirup, Sirupy.

Systaltic (a.) Capable of, or taking place by, alternate contraction and dilatation; as, the systaltic action of the heart.

Systematic (a.) Alt. of Systematical

Systematical (a.) Of or pertaining to system; consisting in system; methodical; formed with regular connection and adaptation or subordination of parts to each other, and to the design of the whole; as, a systematic arrangement of plants or animals; a systematic course of study.

Systematical (a.) Proceeding according to system, or regular method; as, a systematic writer; systematic benevolence.

Systematical (a.) Pertaining to the system of the world; cosmical.

Systematical (a.) Affecting successively the different parts of the system or set of nervous fibres; as, systematic degeneration.

Systemic (a.) Of or relating to a system; common to a system; as, the systemic circulation of the blood.

Systemic (a.) Of or pertaining to the general system, or the body as a whole; as, systemic death, in distinction from local death; systemic circulation, in distinction from pulmonic circulation; systemic diseases.

Systemless (a.) Being without system.

Systemless (a.) Not agreeing with some artificial system of classification.

Systemless (a.) Not having any of the distinct systems or types of structure, as the radiate, articulate, etc., characteristic of organic nature; as, all unicellular organisms are systemless.

Systolic (a.) Of or pertaining to systole, or contraction; contracting; esp., relating to the systole of the heart; as, systolic murmur.

Systyle (a.) Having a space equal to two diameters or four modules between two columns; -- said of a portico or building. See Intercolumniation.

Syzygial (a.) Pertaining to a syzygy.

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