Transitive Verbs Starting with S
Saber (v. t.) Alt. of Sabre
Sabre (v. t.) To strike, cut, or kill with a saber; to cut down, as with a saber.
Sable (v. t.) To render sable or dark; to drape darkly or in black.
Saccharify (v. t.) To convert into, or to impregnate with, sugar.
Saccharize (v. t.) To convert into, or to impregnate with, sugar.
Sack (v. t.) To put in a sack; to bag; as, to sack corn.
Sack (v. t.) To bear or carry in a sack upon the back or the shoulders.
Sack (v. t.) To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to ravage.
Sacrament (v. t.) To bind by an oath.
Sacrate (v. t.) To consecrate.
Sacre (v. t.) To consecrate; to make sacred.
Sad (v. t.) To make sorrowful; to sadden.
Sadden (v. t.) To make sad.
Sadden (v. t.) To render heavy or cohesive.
Sadden (v. t.) To make dull- or sad-colored, as cloth.
Sadden (v. t.) To make grave or serious; to make melancholy or sorrowful.
Saddle (v. t.) To put a saddle upon; to equip (a beast) for riding.
Saddle (v. t.) Hence: To fix as a charge or burden upon; to load; to encumber; as, to saddle a town with the expense of bridges and highways.
Safe (v. t.) To render safe; to make right.
Safe-conduct (v. t.) To conduct safely; to give safe-conduct to.
Safeguard (v. t.) To guard; to protect.
Saffron (v. t.) To give color and flavor to, as by means of saffron; to spice.
Sag (v. t.) To cause to bend or give way; to load.
Saginate (v. t.) To make fat; to pamper.
Sail (v. t.) To pass or move upon, as in a ship, by means of sails; hence, to move or journey upon (the water) by means of steam or other force.
Sail (v. t.) To fly through; to glide or move smoothly through.
Sail (v. t.) To direct or manage the motion of, as a vessel; as, to sail one's own ship.
Sain (v. t.) To sanctify; to bless so as to protect from evil influence.
Saint (v. t.) To make a saint of; to enroll among the saints by an offical act, as of the pope; to canonize; to give the title or reputation of a saint to (some one).
Salary (v. t.) To pay, or agree to pay, a salary to; to attach salary to; as, to salary a clerk; to salary a position.
Sale (v. t.) The act of selling; the transfer of property, or a contract to transfer the ownership of property, from one person to another for a valuable consideration, or for a price in money.
Sale (v. t.) Opportunity of selling; demand; market.
Sale (v. t.) Public disposal to the highest bidder, or exposure of goods in market; auction.
Salify (v. t.) To combine or impregnate with a salt.
Salify (v. t.) To form a salt with; to convert into a salt; as, to salify a base or an acid.
Salite (v. t.) To season with salt; to salt.
Salivate (v. t.) To produce an abnormal flow of saliva in; to produce salivation or ptyalism in, as by the use of mercury.
Sallow (v. t.) To tinge with sallowness.
Salt (v. t.) To sprinkle, impregnate, or season with salt; to preserve with salt or in brine; to supply with salt; as, to salt fish, beef, or pork; to salt cattle.
Salt (v. t.) To fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber.
Salue (v. t.) To salute.
Salute (v. t.) To address, as with expressions of kind wishes and courtesy; to greet; to hail.
Salute (v. t.) Hence, to give a sign of good will; to compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow, etc.
Salute (v. t.) To honor, as some day, person, or nation, by a discharge of cannon or small arms, by dipping colors, by cheers, etc.
Salute (v. t.) To promote the welfare and safety of; to benefit; to gratify.
Salve (v. t.) To say "Salve" to; to greet; to salute.
Sample (v. t.) To make or show something similar to; to match.
Sample (v. t.) To take or to test a sample or samples of; as, to sample sugar, teas, wools, cloths.
Sanctificate (v. t.) To sanctify.
Sanctify (v. t.) To make sacred or holy; to set apart to a holy or religious use; to consecrate by appropriate rites; to hallow.
Sanctify (v. t.) To make free from sin; to cleanse from moral corruption and pollution; to purify.
Sanctify (v. t.) To make efficient as the means of ho
Sanctify (v. t.) To impart or impute sacredness, venerableness, inviolability, title to reverence and respect, or the like, to; to secure from violation; to give sanction to.
Sanction (v. t.) To give sanction to; to ratify; to confirm; to approve.
Sanctuarize (v. t.) To shelter by means of a sanctuary or sacred privileges.
Sand (v. t.) To sprinkle or cover with sand.
Sand (v. t.) To drive upon the sand.
Sand (v. t.) To bury (oysters) beneath drifting sand or mud.
Sand (v. t.) To mix with sand for purposes of fraud; as, to sand sugar.
Sandpaper (v. t.) To smooth or polish with sandpaper; as, to sandpaper a door.
Sandwich (v. t.) To make into a sandwich; also, figuratively, to insert between portions of something dissimilar; to form of alternate parts or things, or alternating layers of a different nature; to interlard.
Sanguify (v. t.) To produce blood from.
Sanguine (v. t.) To stain with blood; to impart the color of blood to; to ensanguine.
Sap (v. t.) To subvert by digging or wearing away; to mine; to undermine; to destroy the foundation of.
Sap (v. t.) To pierce with saps.
Sap (v. t.) To make unstable or infirm; to unsettle; to weaken.
Sapientize (v. t.) To make sapient.
Saponify (v. t.) To convert into soap, as tallow or any fat; hence (Chem.), to subject to any similar process, as that which ethereal salts undergo in decomposition; as, to saponify ethyl acetate.
Sarcle (v. t.) To weed, or clear of weeds, with a hoe.
Sark (v. t.) To cover with sarking, or thin boards.
Sarse (v. t.) To sift through a sarse.
Sash (v. t.) To adorn with a sash or scarf.
Sash (v. t.) To furnish with a sash or sashes; as, to sash a door or a window.
Sate (v. t.) To satisfy the desire or appetite of; to satiate; to glut; to surfeit.
Satiate (v. t.) To satisfy the appetite or desire of; to feed to the full; to furnish enjoyment to, to the extent of desire; to sate; as, to satiate appetite or sense.
Satiate (v. t.) To full beyond natural desire; to gratify to repletion or loathing; to surfeit; to glut.
Satiate (v. t.) To saturate.
Satirize (v. t.) To make the object of satire; to attack with satire; to censure with keenness or severe sarcasm.
Saturate (v. t.) To cause to become completely penetrated, impregnated, or soaked; to fill fully; to sate.
Saturate (v. t.) To satisfy the affinity of; to cause to become inert by chemical combination with all that it can hold; as, to saturate phosphorus with chlorine.
Sauce (v. t.) To accompany with something intended to give a higher relish; to supply with appetizing condiments; to season; to flavor.
Sauce (v. t.) To cause to relish anything, as if with a sauce; to tickle or gratify, as the palate; to please; to stimulate; hence, to cover, mingle, or dress, as if with sauce; to make an application to.
Sauce (v. t.) To make poignant; to give zest, flavor or interest to; to set off; to vary and render attractive.
Sauce (v. t.) To treat with bitter, pert, or tart language; to be impudent or saucy to.
Sauter (v. t.) To fry lightly and quickly, as meat, by turning or tossing it over frequently in a hot pan greased with a little fat.
Savage (v. t.) To make savage.
Savor (v. t.) To perceive by the smell or the taste; hence, to perceive; to note.
Savor (v. t.) To have the flavor or quality of; to indicate the presence of.
Savor (v. t.) To taste or smell with pleasure; to delight in; to relish; to like; to favor.
Saw (v. t.) Something said; speech; discourse.
Saw (v. t.) A saying; a proverb; a maxim.
Saw (v. t.) Dictate; command; decree.
Saw (v. t.) To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw timber or marble.
Saw (v. t.) To form by cutting with a saw; as, to saw boards or planks, that is, to saw logs or timber into boards or planks; to saw shingles; to saw out a panel.
Saw (v. t.) Also used figuratively; as, to saw the air.
Say (v. t.) To try; to assay.
Say (v. t.) To utter or express in words; to tell; to speak; to declare; as, he said many wise things.
Say (v. t.) To repeat; to rehearse; to recite; to pronounce; as, to say a lesson.
Say (v. t.) To announce as a decision or opinion; to state positively; to assert; hence, to form an opinion upon; to be sure about; to be determined in mind as to.
Say (v. t.) To mention or suggest as an estimate, hypothesis, or approximation; hence, to suppose; -- in the imperative, followed sometimes by the subjunctive; as, he had, say fifty thousand dollars; the fox had run, say ten miles.
Say (v. t.) A speech; something said; an expression of opinion; a current story; a maxim or proverb.
Scabbard (v. t.) To put in a scabbard.
Scabble (v. t.) See Scapple.
Scaffold (v. t.) To furnish or uphold with a scaffold.
Scald (v. t.) To burn with hot liquid or steam; to pain or injure by contact with, or immersion in, any hot fluid; as, to scald the hand.
Scald (v. t.) To expose to a boiling or violent heat over a fire, or in hot water or other liquor; as, to scald milk or meat.
Scale (v. t.) To weigh or measure according to a scale; to measure; also, to grade or vary according to a scale or system.
Scale (v. t.) To strip or clear of scale or scales; as, to scale a fish; to scale the inside of a boiler.
Scale (v. t.) To take off in thin layers or scales, as tartar from the teeth; to pare off, as a surface.
Scale (v. t.) To scatter; to spread.
Scale (v. t.) To clean, as the inside of a cannon, by the explosion of a small quantity of powder.
Scale (v. t.) To climb by a ladder, or as if by a ladder; to ascend by steps or by climbing; to clamber up; as, to scale the wall of a fort.
Scallop (v. t.) To mark or cut the edge or border of into segments of circles, like the edge or surface of a scallop shell. See Scallop, n., 2.
Scalp (v. t.) To deprive of the scalp; to cut or tear the scalp from the head of.
Scalp (v. t.) To remove the skin of.
Scalp (v. t.) To brush the hairs or fuzz from, as wheat grains, in the process of high milling.
Scamble (v. t.) To mangle.
Scamper (v. t.) To run with speed; to run or move in a quick, hurried manner; to hasten away.
Scan (v. t.) To mount by steps; to go through with step by step.
Scandal (v. t.) To treat opprobriously; to defame; to asperse; to traduce; to slander.
Scandal (v. t.) To scandalize; to offend.
Scandalize (v. t.) To offend the feelings or the conscience of (a person) by some action which is considered immoral or criminal; to bring shame, disgrace, or reproach upon.
Scandalize (v. t.) To reproach; to libel; to defame; to slander.
Scant (v. t.) To limit; to straiten; to treat illiberally; to stint; as, to scant one in provisions; to scant ourselves in the use of necessaries.
Scant (v. t.) To cut short; to make small, narrow, or scanty; to curtail.
Scantle (v. t.) To scant; to be niggard of; to divide into small pieces; to cut short or down.
Scantling (v. t.) A fragment; a bit; a little piece.
Scantling (v. t.) A piece or quantity cut for a special purpose; a sample.
Scantling (v. t.) A small quantity; a little bit; not much.
Scantling (v. t.) A piece of timber sawed or cut of a small size, as for studs, rails, etc.
Scantling (v. t.) The dimensions of a piece of timber with regard to its breadth and thickness; hence, the measure or dimensions of anything.
Scantling (v. t.) A rough draught; a rude sketch or out
Scantling (v. t.) A frame for casks to lie upon; a trestle.
Scapple (v. t.) To work roughly, or shape without finishing, as stone before leaving the quarry.
Scapple (v. t.) To dress in any way short of fine tooling or rubbing, as stone.
Scar (v. t.) To mark with a scar or scars.
Scare (v. t.) To frighten; to strike with sudden fear; to alarm.
Scarf (v. t.) To throw on loosely; to put on like a scarf.
Scarf (v. t.) To dress with a scarf, or as with a scarf; to cover with a loose wrapping.
Scarf (v. t.) To form a scarf on the end or edge of, as for a joint in timber, metal rods, etc.
Scarf (v. t.) To unite, as two pieces of timber or metal, by a scarf joint.
Scarify (v. t.) To scratch or cut the skin of; esp. (Med.), to make small incisions in, by means of a lancet or scarificator, so as to draw blood from the smaller vessels without opening a large vein.
Scarify (v. t.) To stir the surface soil of, as a field.
Scarlet (v. t.) To dye or tinge with scarlet.
Scarp (v. t.) To cut down perpendicularly, or nearly so; as, to scarp the face of a ditch or a rock.
Scathe (v. t.) Alt. of Scath
Scath (v. t.) To do harm to; to injure; to damage; to waste; to destroy.
Scatter (v. t.) To strew about; to sprinkle around; to throw down loosely; to deposit or place here and there, esp. in an open or sparse order.
Scatter (v. t.) To cause to separate in different directions; to reduce from a close or compact to a loose or broken order; to dissipate; to disperse.
Scatter (v. t.) Hence, to frustrate, disappoint, and overthrow; as, to scatter hopes, plans, or the like.
Scavenge (v. t.) To cleanse, as streets, from filth.
Scene (v. t.) To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.
Scent (v. t.) To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does.
Scent (v. t.) To imbue or fill with odor; to perfume.
Scepter (v. t.) Alt. of Sceptre
Sceptre (v. t.) To endow with the scepter, or emblem of authority; to invest with royal authority.
Scern (v. t.) To discern; to perceive.
Schedule (v. t.) To form into, or place in, a schedule.
Scheme (v. t.) To make a scheme of; to plan; to design; to project; to plot.
School (v. t.) To train in an institution of learning; to educate at a school; to teach.
School (v. t.) To tutor; to chide and admonish; to reprove; to subject to systematic discip
Science (v. t.) To cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct.
Scissor (v. t.) To cut with scissors or shears; to prepare with the aid of scissors.
Scoat (v. t.) To prop; to scotch.
Scoff (v. t.) To treat or address with derision; to assail scornfully; to mock at.
Scold (v. t.) To chide with rudeness and clamor; to rate; also, to rebuke or reprove with severity.
Sconce (v. t.) To shut up in a sconce; to imprison; to insconce.
Sconce (v. t.) To mulct; to fine.
Scope (v. t.) To look at for the purpose of evaluation; usually with out; as, to scope out the area as a camping site.
Scoppet (v. t.) To lade or dip out.
Scorch (v. t.) To burn superficially; to parch, or shrivel, the surface of, by heat; to subject to so much heat as changes color and texture without consuming; as, to scorch
Scorch (v. t.) To affect painfully with heat, or as with heat; to dry up with heat; to affect as by heat.
Scorch (v. t.) To burn; to destroy by, or as by, fire.
Score (v. t.) To mark with
Score (v. t.) Especially, to mark with significant
Score (v. t.) To mark or signify by
Score (v. t.) To engrave, as upon a shield.
Score (v. t.) To make a score of, as points, runs, etc., in a game.
Score (v. t.) To write down in proper order and arrangement; as, to score an overture for an orchestra. See Score, n., 9.
Scorify (v. t.) To reduce to scoria or slag; specifically, in assaying, to fuse so as to separate the gangue and earthy material, with borax, lead, soda, etc., thus leaving the gold and silver in a lead button; hence, to separate from, or by means of, a slag.
Scorse (v. t.) To barter or exchange.
Scorse (v. t.) To chase.
Scotch (v. t.) To shoulder up; to prop or block with a wedge, chock, etc., as a wheel, to prevent its rolling or slipping.
Scotch (v. t.) To cut superficially; to wound; to score.
Scoth (v. t.) To clothe or cover up.
Scotticize (v. t.) To cause to become like the Scotch; to make Scottish.
Scour (v. t.) To rub hard with something rough, as sand or Bristol brick, especially for the purpose of cleaning; to clean by friction; to make clean or bright; to cleanse from grease, dirt, etc., as articles of dress.
Scour (v. t.) To purge; as, to scour a horse.
Scour (v. t.) To remove by rubbing or cleansing; to sweep along or off; to carry away or remove, as by a current of water; -- often with off or away.
Scour (v. t.) To pass swiftly over; to brush along; to traverse or search thoroughly; as, to scour the coast.
Scourse (v. t.) See Scorse.
Scout (v. t.) To reject with contempt, as something absurd; to treat with ridicule; to flout; as, to scout an idea or an apology.
Scout (v. t.) To observe, watch, or look for, as a scout; to follow for the purpose of observation, as a scout.
Scout (v. t.) To pass over or through, as a scout; to reconnoiter; as, to scout a country.
Scow (v. t.) To transport in a scow.
Scowl (v. t.) To look at or repel with a scowl or a frown.
Scowl (v. t.) To express by a scowl; as, to scowl defiance.
Scrabble (v. t.) To scrape, paw, or scratch with the hands; to proceed by clawing with the hands and feet; to scramble; as, to scrabble up a cliff or a tree.
Scrabble (v. t.) To make irregular, crooked, or unmeaning marks; to scribble; to scrawl.
Scrabble (v. t.) To mark with irregular
Scramble (v. t.) To collect by scrambling; as, to scramble up wealth.
Scramble (v. t.) To prepare (eggs) as a dish for the table, by stirring the yolks and whites together while cooking.
Scranch (v. t.) To grind with the teeth, and with a crackling sound; to craunch.
Scrap (v. t.) Something scraped off; hence, a small piece; a bit; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.
Scrap (v. t.) Specifically, a fragment of something written or printed; a brief excerpt; an unconnected extract.
Scrap (v. t.) The crisp substance that remains after drying out animal fat; as, pork scraps.
Scrap (v. t.) Same as Scrap iron, below.
Scrape (v. t.) To rub over the surface of (something) with a sharp or rough instrument; to rub over with something that roughens by removing portions of the surface; to grate harshly over; to abrade; to make even, or bring to a required condition or form, by moving the sharp edge of an instrument breadthwise over the surface with pressure, cutting away excesses and superfluous parts; to make smooth or clean; as, to scrape a bone with a knife; to scrape a metal plate to an even surface.
Scrape (v. t.) To remove by rubbing or scraping (in the sense above).
Scrape (v. t.) To collect by, or as by, a process of scraping; to gather in small portions by laborious effort; hence, to acquire avariciously and save penuriously; -- often followed by together or up; as, to scrape money together.
Scrape (v. t.) To express disapprobation of, as a play, or to silence, as a speaker, by drawing the feet back and forth upon the floor; -- usually with down.
Scrat (v. t.) To scratch.
Scratch (v. t.) To rub and tear or mark the surface of with something sharp or ragged; to scrape, roughen, or wound slightly by drawing something pointed or rough across, as the claws, the nails, a pin, or the like.
Scratch (v. t.) To write or draw hastily or awkwardly.
Scratch (v. t.) To cancel by drawing one or more
Scratch (v. t.) To dig or excavate with the claws; as, some animals scratch holes, in which they burrow.
Scrawl (v. t.) To draw or mark awkwardly and irregularly; to write hastily and carelessly; to scratch; to scribble; as, to scrawl a letter.
Screen (v. t.) To provide with a shelter or means of concealment; to separate or cut off from inconvenience, injury, or danger; to shelter; to protect; to protect by hiding; to conceal; as, fruits screened from cold winds by a forest or hill.
Screen (v. t.) To pass, as coal, gravel, ashes, etc., through a screen in order to separate the coarse from the fine, or the worthless from the valuable; to sift.
Screw (v. t.) To turn, as a screw; to apply a screw to; to press, fasten, or make firm, by means of a screw or screws; as, to screw a lock on a door; to screw a press.
Screw (v. t.) To force; to squeeze; to press, as by screws.
Screw (v. t.) Hence: To practice extortion upon; to oppress by unreasonable or extortionate exactions.
Screw (v. t.) To twist; to distort; as, to screw his visage.
Screw (v. t.) To examine rigidly, as a student; to subject to a severe examination.
Scribble (v. t.) To card coarsely; to run through the scribbling machine.
Scribble (v. t.) To write hastily or carelessly, without regard to correctness or elegance; as, to scribble a letter.
Scribble (v. t.) To fill or cover with careless or worthless writing.
Scribe (v. t.) To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe.
Scribe (v. t.) To cut (anything) in such a way as to fit closely to a somewhat irregular surface, as a baseboard to a floor which is out of level, a board to the curves of a molding, or the like; -- so called because the workman marks, or scribe, with the compasses the
Scribe (v. t.) To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron.
Scrimp (v. t.) To make too small or short; to limit or straiten; to put on short allowance; to scant; to contract; to shorten; as, to scrimp the pattern of a coat.
Scrimshaw (v. t.) To ornament, as shells, ivory, etc., by engraving, and (usually) rubbing pigments into the incised
Scrouge (v. t.) To crowd; to squeeze.
Scrub (v. t.) To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet brush, or with something coarse or rough, for the purpose of cleaning or brightening; as, to scrub a floor, a doorplate.
Scruple (v. t.) To regard with suspicion; to hesitate at; to question.
Scruple (v. t.) To excite scruples in; to cause to scruple.
Scruou-lize (v. t.) To perplex with scruples; to regard with scruples.
Scrutinize (v. t.) To examine closely; to inspect or observe with critical attention; to regard narrowly; as, to scrutinize the measures of administration; to scrutinize the conduct or motives of individuals.
Scrutiny (v. t.) To scrutinize.
Scruze (v. t.) To squeeze, compress, crush, or bruise.
Scry (v. t.) To descry.
Scud (v. t.) To pass over quickly.
Scull (v. t.) To impel (a boat) with a pair of sculls, or with a single scull or oar worked over the stern obliquely from side to side.
Sculp (v. t.) To sculpture; to carve; to engrave.
Sculpture (v. t.) To form with the chisel on, in, or from, wood, stone, or metal; to carve; to engrave.
Scum (v. t.) To take the scum from; to clear off the impure matter from the surface of; to skim.
Scum (v. t.) To sweep or range over the surface of.
Scumble (v. t.) To cover lighty, as a painting, or a drawing, with a thin wash of opaque color, or with color-crayon dust rubbed on with the stump, or to make any similar additions to the work, so as to produce a softened effect.
Scunner (v. t.) To cause to loathe, or feel disgust at.
Scutch (v. t.) To beat or whip; to drub.
Scutch (v. t.) To separate the woody fiber from (flax, hemp, etc.) by beating; to swingle.
Scutch (v. t.) To loosen and dress the fiber of (cotton or silk) by beating; to free (fibrous substances) from dust by beating and blowing.
Scuttle (v. t.) To cut a hole or holes through the bottom, deck, or sides of (as of a ship), for any purpose.
Scuttle (v. t.) To sink by making holes through the bottom of; as, to scuttle a ship.
Scyle (v. t.) To hide; to secrete; to conceal.
Scythe (v. t.) To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow.
Sdeign (v. t.) To disdain.
Seal (v. t.) To set or affix a seal to; hence, to authenticate; to confirm; to ratify; to establish; as, to seal a deed.
Seal (v. t.) To mark with a stamp, as an evidence of standard exactness, legal size, or merchantable quality; as, to seal weights and measures; to seal silverware.
Seal (v. t.) To fasten with a seal; to attach together with a wafer, wax, or other substance causing adhesion; as, to seal a letter.
Seal (v. t.) Hence, to shut close; to keep close; to make fast; to keep secure or secret.
Seal (v. t.) To fix, as a piece of iron in a wall, with cement, plaster, or the like.
Seal (v. t.) To close by means of a seal; as, to seal a drainpipe with water. See 2d Seal, 5.
Seal (v. t.) Among the Mormons, to confirm or set apart as a second or additional wife.
Seam (v. t.) To form a seam upon or of; to join by sewing together; to unite.
Seam (v. t.) To mark with something resembling a seam; to
Seam (v. t.) To make the appearance of a seam in, as in knitting a stocking; hence, to knit with a certain stitch, like that in such knitting.
Searce (v. t.) To sift; to bolt.
Search (v. t.) To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city.
Search (v. t.) To inquire after; to look for; to seek.
Search (v. t.) To examine or explore by feeling with an instrument; to probe; as, to search a wound.
Search (v. t.) To examine; to try; to put to the test.
Search (v. t.) The act of seeking or looking for something; quest; inquiry; pursuit for finding something; examination.
Searcloth (v. t.) To cover, as a sore, with cerecloth.
Season (v. t.) To render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit.
Season (v. t.) To fit for any use by time or habit; to habituate; to accustom; to inure; to ripen; to mature; as, to season one to a climate.
Season (v. t.) Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber.
Season (v. t.) To fit for taste; to render palatable; to give zest or relish to; to spice; as, to season food.
Season (v. t.) Hence, to fit for enjoyment; to render agrecable.
Season (v. t.) To qualify by admixture; to moderate; to temper.
Season (v. t.) To imbue; to tinge or taint.
Season (v. t.) To copulate with; to impregnate.
Seat (v. t.) To place on a seat; to cause to sit down; as, to seat one's self.
Seat (v. t.) To cause to occupy a post, site, situation, or the like; to station; to establish; to fix; to settle.
Seat (v. t.) To assign a seat to, or the seats of; to give a sitting to; as, to seat a church, or persons in a church.
Seat (v. t.) To fix; to set firm.
Seat (v. t.) To settle; to plant with inhabitants; as to seat a country.
Seat (v. t.) To put a seat or bottom in; as, to seat a chair.
Secern (v. t.) To separate; to distinguish.
Secern (v. t.) To secrete; as, mucus secerned in the nose.
Seclude (v. t.) To shut up apart from others; to withdraw into, or place in, solitude; to separate from society or intercourse with others.
Seclude (v. t.) To shut or keep out; to exclude.
Secret (v. t.) To keep secret.
Secrete (v. t.) To deposit in a place of hiding; to hide; to conceal; as, to secrete stolen goods; to secrete one's self.
Secrete (v. t.) To separate from the blood and elaborate by the process of secretion; to elaborate and emit as a secretion. See Secretion.
Sectarianize (v. t.) To imbue with sectarian feelings; to subject to the control of a sect.
Sectionalize (v. t.) To divide according to gepgraphical sections or local interests.
Sectionize (v. t.) To form into sections.
Secularize (v. t.) To convert from regular or monastic into secular; as, to secularize a priest or a monk.
Secularize (v. t.) To convert from spiritual or common use; as, to secularize a church, or church property.
Secularize (v. t.) To make worldly or unspiritual.
Secundate (v. t.) To make prosperous.
Secure (v. t.) To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.
Secure (v. t.) To put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving; to make certain; to assure; to insure; -- frequently with against or from, rarely with of; as, to secure a creditor against loss; to secure a debt by a mortgage.
Secure (v. t.) To make fast; to close or confine effectually; to render incapable of getting loose or escaping; as, to secure a prisoner; to secure a door, or the hatches of a ship.
Secure (v. t.) To get possession of; to make one's self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate.
Seduce (v. t.) To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty in any manner; to entice to evil; to lead astray; to tempt and lead to iniquity; to corrupt.
Seduce (v. t.) Specifically, to induce to surrender chastity; to debauch by means of solicitation.
See (v. t.) To perceive by the eye; to have knowledge of the existence and apparent qualities of by the organs of sight; to behold; to descry; to view.
See (v. t.) To perceive by mental vision; to form an idea or conception of; to note with the mind; to observe; to discern; to distinguish; to understand; to comprehend; to ascertain.
See (v. t.) To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to regard attentivelly; to look after.
See (v. t.) To have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit; as, to go to see a friend.
See (v. t.) To fall in with; to have intercourse or communication with; hence, to have knowledge or experience of; as, to see military service.
See (v. t.) To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to see one home; to see one aboard the cars.
Seed (v. t.) To sprinkle with seed; to plant seeds in; to sow; as, to seed a field.
Seed (v. t.) To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.
Seek (v. t.) To go in search of; to look for; to search for; to try to find.
Seek (v. t.) To inquire for; to ask for; to solicit; to bessech.
Seek (v. t.) To try to acquire or gain; to strive after; to aim at; as, to seek wealth or fame; to seek one's life.
Seek (v. t.) To try to reach or come to; to go to; to resort to.
Seel (v. t.) To close the eyes of (a hawk or other bird) by drawing through the lids threads which were fastened over the head.
Seel (v. t.) Hence, to shut or close, as the eyes; to blind.
Seem (v. t.) To befit; to beseem.
Seesaw (v. t.) To cause to move backward and forward in seesaw fashion.
Segregate (v. t.) To separate from others; to set apart.
Seigniorize (v. t.) To lord it over.
Seise (v. t.) See Seize.
Seize (v. t.) To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold of; to gripe or grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp.
Seize (v. t.) To take possession of by force.
Seize (v. t.) To invade suddenly; to take sudden hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient.
Seize (v. t.) To take possession of by virtue of a warrant or other legal authority; as, the sheriff seized the debtor's goods.
Seize (v. t.) To fasten; to fix.
Seize (v. t.) To grap with the mind; to comprehend fully and distinctly; as, to seize an idea.
Seize (v. t.) To bind or fasten together with a lashing of small stuff, as yarn or mar
Sejein (v. t.) To separate.
Select (v. t.) To choose and take from a number; to take by preference from among others; to pick out; to cull; as, to select the best authors for perusal.
Sell (v. t.) To transfer to another for an equivalent; to give up for a valuable consideration; to dispose of in return for something, especially for money.
Sell (v. t.) To make a matter of bargain and sale of; to accept a price or reward for, as for a breach of duty, trust, or the like; to betray.
Sell (v. t.) To impose upon; to trick; to deceive; to make a fool of; to cheat.
Semicastrate (v. t.) To deprive of one testicle.
Seminate (v. t.) To sow; to spread; to propagate.
Send (v. t.) To cause to go in any manner; to dispatch; to commission or direct to go; as, to send a messenger.
Send (v. t.) To give motion to; to cause to be borne or carried; to procure the going, transmission, or delivery of; as, to send a message.
Send (v. t.) To emit; to impel; to cast; to throw; to hurl; as, to send a ball, an arrow, or the like.
Send (v. t.) To cause to be or to happen; to bestow; to inflict; to grant; -- sometimes followed by a dependent proposition.
Senge (v. t.) To singe.
Sensate (v. t.) To feel or apprehend more or less distinctly through a sense, or the senses; as, to sensate light, or an odor.
Sense (v. t.) A faculty, possessed by animals, of perceiving external objects by means of impressions made upon certain organs (sensory or sense organs) of the body, or of perceiving changes in the condition of the body; as, the senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. See Muscular sense, under Muscular, and Temperature sense, under Temperature.
Sense (v. t.) Perception by the sensory organs of the body; sensation; sensibility; feeling.
Sense (v. t.) Perception through the intellect; apprehension; recognition; understanding; discernment; appreciation.
Sense (v. t.) Sound perception and reasoning; correct judgment; good mental capacity; understanding; also, that which is sound, true, or reasonable; rational meaning.
Sense (v. t.) That which is felt or is held as a sentiment, view, or opinion; judgment; notion; opinion.
Sense (v. t.) Meaning; import; signification; as, the true sense of words or phrases; the sense of a remark.
Sense (v. t.) Moral perception or appreciation.
Sense (v. t.) One of two opposite directions in which a
Sense (v. t.) To perceive by the senses; to recognize.
Sensitize (v. t.) To render sensitive, or susceptible of being easily acted on by the actinic rays of the sun; as, sensitized paper or plate.
Sensualize (v. t.) To make sensual; to subject to the love of sensual pleasure; to debase by carnal gratifications; to carnalize; as, sensualized by pleasure.
Sentence (v. t.) To pass or pronounce judgment upon; to doom; to condemn to punishment; to prescribe the punishment of.
Sentence (v. t.) To decree or announce as a sentence.
Sentence (v. t.) To utter sententiously.
Sentimentalize (v. t.) To regard in a sentimental manner; as, to sentimentalize a subject.
Sentinel (v. t.) To watch over like a sentinel.
Sentinel (v. t.) To furnish with a sentinel; to place under the guard of a sentinel or sentinels.
Separate (v. t.) To disunite; to divide; to disconnect; to sever; to part in any manner.
Separate (v. t.) To come between; to keep apart by occupying the space between; to lie between; as, the Mediterranean Sea separates Europe and Africa.
Separate (v. t.) To set apart; to select from among others, as for a special use or service.
Sepose (v. t.) To set apart.
Seposit (v. t.) To set aside; to give up.
Septuple (v. t.) To multiply by seven; to make sevenfold.
Sepulcher (v. t.) Alt. of Sepulchre
Sepulchre (v. t.) To bury; to inter; to entomb; as, obscurely sepulchered.
Sequester (v. t.) To separate from the owner for a time; to take from parties in controversy and put into the possession of an indifferent person; to seize or take possession of, as property belonging to another, and hold it till the profits have paid the demand for which it is taken, or till the owner has performed the decree of court, or clears himself of contempt; in international law, to confiscate.
Sequester (v. t.) To cause (one) to submit to the process of sequestration; to deprive (one) of one's estate, property, etc.
Sequester (v. t.) To set apart; to put aside; to remove; to separate from other things.
Sequester (v. t.) To cause to retire or withdraw into obscurity; to seclude; to withdraw; -- often used reflexively.
Sequestrate (v. t.) To sequester.
Serenade (v. t.) To entertain with a serenade.
Serene (v. t.) To make serene.
Serf (v. t.) A servant or slave employed in husbandry, and in some countries attached to the soil and transferred with it, as formerly in Russia.
Sermon (v. t.) To discourse to or of, as in a sermon.
Sermon (v. t.) To tutor; to lecture.
Sermonize (v. t.) To preach or discourse to; to affect or influence by means of a sermon or of sermons.
Serpent (v. t.) To wind; to encircle.
Serpentinize (v. t.) To convert (a magnesian silicate) into serpentine.
Serr (v. t.) To crowd, press, or drive together.
Serry (v. t.) To crowd; to press together.
Servant (v. t.) To subject.
Serve (v. t.) To work for; to labor in behalf of; to exert one's self continuously or statedly for the benefit of; to do service for; to be in the employment of, as an inferior, domestic, serf, slave, hired assistant, official helper, etc.; specifically, in a religious sense, to obey and worship.
Serve (v. t.) To be subordinate to; to act a secondary part under; to appear as the inferior of; to minister to.
Serve (v. t.) To be suitor to; to profess love to.
Serve (v. t.) To wait upon; to supply the wants of; to attend; specifically, to wait upon at table; to attend at meals; to supply with food; as, to serve customers in a shop.
Serve (v. t.) Hence, to bring forward, arrange, deal, or distribute, as a portion of anything, especially of food prepared for eating; -- often with up; formerly with in.
Serve (v. t.) To perform the duties belonging to, or required in or for; hence, to be of use to; as, a curate may serve two churches; to serve one's country.
Serve (v. t.) To contribute or conduce to; to promote; to be sufficient for; to satisfy; as, to serve one's turn.
Serve (v. t.) To answer or be (in the place of something) to; as, a sofa serves one for a seat and a couch.
Serve (v. t.) To treat; to behave one's self to; to requite; to act toward; as, he served me very ill.
Serve (v. t.) To work; to operate; as, to serve the guns.
Serve (v. t.) To bring to notice, deliver, or execute, either actually or constructively, in such manner as the law requires; as, to serve a summons.
Serve (v. t.) To make legal service opon (a person named in a writ, summons, etc.); as, to serve a witness with a subp/na.
Serve (v. t.) To pass or spend, as time, esp. time of punishment; as, to serve a term in prison.
Serve (v. t.) To copulate with; to cover; as, a horse serves a mare; -- said of the male.
Serve (v. t.) To lead off in delivering (the ball).
Serve (v. t.) To wind spun yarn, or the like, tightly around (a rope or cable, etc.) so as to protect it from chafing or from the weather. See under Serving.
Sess (v. t.) To lay a tax upon; to assess.
Set (v. t.) To cause to sit; to make to assume a specified position or attitude; to give site or place to; to place; to put; to fix; as, to set a house on a stone foundation; to set a book on a shelf; to set a dish on a table; to set a chest or trunk on its bottom or on end.
Set (v. t.) Hence, to attach or affix (something) to something else, or in or upon a certain place.
Set (v. t.) To make to assume specified place, condition, or occupation; to put in a certain condition or state (described by the accompanying words); to cause to be.
Set (v. t.) To fix firmly; to make fast, permanent, or stable; to render motionless; to give an unchanging place, form, or condition to.
Set (v. t.) To cause to stop or stick; to obstruct; to fasten to a spot; hence, to occasion difficulty to; to embarrass; as, to set a coach in the mud.
Set (v. t.) To fix beforehand; to determine; hence, to make unyielding or obstinate; to render stiff, unpliant, or rigid; as, to set one's countenance.
Set (v. t.) To fix in the ground, as a post or a tree; to plant; as, to set pear trees in an orchard.
Set (v. t.) To fix, as a precious stone, in a border of metal; to place in a setting; hence, to place in or amid something which serves as a setting; as, to set glass in a sash.
Set (v. t.) To render stiff or solid; especially, to convert into curd; to curdle; as, to set milk for cheese.
Set (v. t.) To put into a desired position or condition; to adjust; to regulate; to adapt.
Set (v. t.) To put in order in a particular manner; to prepare; as, to set (that is, to hone) a razor; to set a saw.
Set (v. t.) To extend and bring into position; to spread; as, to set the sails of a ship.
Set (v. t.) To give a pitch to, as a tune; to start by fixing the keynote; as, to set a psalm.
Set (v. t.) To reduce from a dislocated or fractured state; to replace; as, to set a broken bone.
Set (v. t.) To make to agree with some standard; as, to set a watch or a clock.
Set (v. t.) To lower into place and fix solidly, as the blocks of cut stone in a structure.
Set (v. t.) To stake at play; to wager; to risk.
Set (v. t.) To fit with music; to adapt, as words to notes; to prepare for singing.
Set (v. t.) To determine; to appoint; to assign; to fix; as, to set a time for a meeting; to set a price on a horse.
Set (v. t.) To adorn with something infixed or affixed; to stud; to variegate with objects placed here and there.
Set (v. t.) To value; to rate; -- with at.
Set (v. t.) To point out the seat or position of, as birds, or other game; -- said of hunting dogs.
Set (v. t.) To establish as a rule; to furnish; to prescribe; to assign; as, to set an example; to set lessons to be learned.
Set (v. t.) To suit; to become; as, it sets him ill.
Set (v. t.) To compose; to arrange in words,
Setter (v. t.) To cut the dewlap (of a cow or an ox), and to insert a seton, so as to cause an issue.
Sever (v. t.) To separate, as one from another; to cut off from something; to divide; to part in any way, especially by violence, as by cutting, rending, etc.; as, to sever the head from the body.
Sever (v. t.) To cut or break open or apart; to divide into parts; to cut through; to disjoin; as, to sever the arm or leg.
Sever (v. t.) To keep distinct or apart; to except; to exempt.
Sever (v. t.) To disunite; to disconnect; to terminate; as, to sever an estate in joint tenancy.
Severalize (v. t.) To distinguish.
Sew (v. t.) To follow; to pursue; to sue.
Sew (v. t.) To unite or fasten together by stitches, as with a needle and thread.
Sew (v. t.) To close or stop by ssewing; -- often with up; as, to sew up a rip.
Sew (v. t.) To inclose by sewing; -- sometimes with up; as, to sew money in a bag.
Sew (v. t.) To drain, as a pond, for taking the fish.
Sexualize (v. t.) To attribute sex to.
Shab (v. t.) To play mean tricks; to act shabbily.
Shab (v. t.) To scratch; to rub.
Shack (v. t.) To shed or fall, as corn or grain at harvest.
Shack (v. t.) To feed in stubble, or upon waste corn.
Shack (v. t.) To wander as a vagabond or a tramp.
Shackle (v. t.) To tie or confine the limbs of, so as to prevent free motion; to bind with shackles; to fetter; to chain.
Shackle (v. t.) Figuratively: To bind or confine so as to prevent or embarrass action; to impede; to cumber.
Shackle (v. t.) To join by a link or chain, as railroad cars.
Shade (v. t.) To shelter or screen by intercepting the rays of light; to keep off illumination from.
Shade (v. t.) To shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen; to hide; as, to shade one's eyes.
Shade (v. t.) To obscure; to dim the brightness of.
Shade (v. t.) To pain in obscure colors; to darken.
Shade (v. t.) To mark with gradations of light or color.
Shade (v. t.) To present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to represent.
Shag (v. t.) To make hairy or shaggy; hence, to make rough.
Shagreen (v. t.) To chagrin.
Shale (v. t.) To take off the shell or coat of; to shell.
Shallow (v. t.) To make shallow.
Sham (v. t.) To trick; to cheat; to deceive or delude with false pretenses.
Sham (v. t.) To obtrude by fraud or imposition.
Sham (v. t.) To assume the manner and character of; to imitate; to ape; to feign.
Shame (v. t.) To make ashamed; to excite in (a person) a comsciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of conduct derogatory to reputation; to put to shame.
Shame (v. t.) To cover with reproach or ignominy; to dishonor; to disgrace.
Shame (v. t.) To mock at; to deride.
Shampoo (v. t.) To press or knead the whole surface of the body of (a person), and at the same time to stretch the limbs and joints, in connection with the hot bath.
Shampoo (v. t.) To wash throughly and rub the head of (a person), with the fingers, using either soap, or a soapy preparation, for the more thorough cleansing.
Shanghai (v. t.) To intoxicate and ship (a person) as a sailor while in this condition.
Share (v. t.) To part among two or more; to distribute in portions; to divide.
Share (v. t.) To partake of, use, or experience, with others; to have a portion of; to take and possess in common; as, to share a shelter with another.
Share (v. t.) To cut; to shear; to cleave; to divide.
Shark (v. t.) To pick or gather indiscriminately or covertly.
Sharp (v. t.) To sharpen.
Sharp (v. t.) To raise above the proper pitch; to elevate the tone of; especially, to raise a half step, or semitone, above the natural tone.
Shatter (v. t.) To break at once into many pieces; to dash, burst, or part violently into fragments; to rend into splinters; as, an explosion shatters a rock or a bomb; too much steam shatters a boiler; an oak is shattered by lightning.
Shatter (v. t.) To disorder; to derange; to render unsound; as, to be shattered in intellect; his constitution was shattered; his hopes were shattered.
Shatter (v. t.) To scatter about.
Shave (v. t.) To cut or pare off from the surface of a body with a razor or other edged instrument; to cut off closely, as with a razor; as, to shave the beard.
Shave (v. t.) To make bare or smooth by cutting off closely the surface, or surface covering, of; especially, to remove the hair from with a razor or other sharp instrument; to take off the beard or hair of; as, to shave the face or the crown of the head; he shaved himself.
Shave (v. t.) To cut off thin slices from; to cut in thin slices.
Shave (v. t.) To skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or touch lightly, in passing.
Shave (v. t.) To strip; to plunder; to fleece.
Shave (v. t.) A thin slice; a shaving.
Shave (v. t.) A cutting of the beard; the operation of shaving.
Shave (v. t.) An exorbitant discount on a note.
Shave (v. t.) A premium paid for an extension of the time of delivery or payment, or for the right to vary a stock contract in any particular.
Shave (v. t.) A hand tool consisting of a sharp blade with a handle at each end; a drawing knife; a spokeshave.
Shave (v. t.) The act of passing very near to, so as almost to graze; as, the bullet missed by a close shave.
Shawl (v. t.) To wrap in a shawl.
Sheading (v. t.) A tithing, or division, in the Isle of Man, in which there is a coroner, or chief constable. The island is divided into six sheadings.
Sheaf (v. t.) To gather and bind into a sheaf; to make into sheaves; as, to sheaf wheat.
Sheal (v. t.) To put under a sheal or shelter.
Sheal (v. t.) To take the husks or pods off from; to shell; to empty of its contents, as a husk or a pod.
Shear (v. t.) To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth.
Shear (v. t.) To separate or sever with shears or a similar instrument; to cut off; to clip (something) from a surface; as, to shear a fleece.
Shear (v. t.) To reap, as grain.
Shear (v. t.) Fig.: To deprive of property; to fleece.
Shear (v. t.) To produce a change of shape in by a shear. See Shear, n., 4.
Shear (v. t.) A pair of shears; -- now always used in the plural, but formerly also in the singular. See Shears.
Shear (v. t.) A shearing; -- used in designating the age of sheep.
Shear (v. t.) An action, resulting from applied forces, which tends to cause two contiguous parts of a body to slide relatively to each other in a direction parallel to their plane of contact; -- also called shearing stress, and tangential stress.
Shear (v. t.) A strain, or change of shape, of an elastic body, consisting of an extension in one direction, an equal compression in a perpendicular direction, with an unchanged magnitude in the third direction.
Sheathe (v. t.) To put into a sheath, case, or scabbard; to inclose or cover with, or as with, a sheath or case.
Sheathe (v. t.) To fit or furnish, as with a sheath.
Sheathe (v. t.) To case or cover with something which protects, as thin boards, sheets of metal, and the like; as, to sheathe a ship with copper.
Sheathe (v. t.) To obtund or blunt, as acrimonious substances, or sharp particles.
Sheave (v. t.) To gather and bind into a sheaf or sheaves; hence, to collect.
Shed (v. t.) To separate; to divide.
Shed (v. t.) To part with; to throw off or give forth from one's self; to emit; to diffuse; to cause to emanate or flow; to pour forth or out; to spill; as, the sun sheds light; she shed tears; the clouds shed rain.
Shed (v. t.) To let fall; to throw off, as a natural covering of hair, feathers, shell; to cast; as, fowls shed their feathers; serpents shed their skins; trees shed leaves.
Shed (v. t.) To cause to flow off without penetrating; as, a tight roof, or covering of oiled cloth, sheeds water.
Shed (v. t.) To sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover.
Shed (v. t.) To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a shed, or passageway, for the shuttle.
Sheen (v. t.) Bright; glittering; radiant; fair; showy; sheeny.
Sheer (v. t.) To shear.
Sheet (v. t.) In general, a large, broad piece of anything thin, as paper, cloth, etc.; a broad, thin portion of any substance; an expanded superficies.
Sheet (v. t.) A broad piece of cloth, usually
Sheet (v. t.) A broad piece of paper, whether folded or unfolded, whether blank or written or printed upon; hence, a letter; a newspaper, etc.
Sheet (v. t.) A single signature of a book or a pamphlet;
Sheet (v. t.) the book itself.
Sheet (v. t.) A broad, thinly expanded portion of metal or other substance; as, a sheet of copper, of glass, or the like; a plate; a leaf.
Sheet (v. t.) A broad expanse of water, or the like.
Sheet (v. t.) A sail.
Sheet (v. t.) An extensive bed of an eruptive rock intruded between, or overlying, other strata.
Sheet (v. t.) A rope or chain which regulates the angle of adjustment of a sail in relation in relation to the wind; -- usually attached to the lower corner of a sail, or to a yard or a boom.
Sheet (v. t.) The space in the forward or the after part of a boat where there are no rowers; as, fore sheets; stern sheets.
Sheet (v. t.) To furnish with a sheet or sheets; to wrap in, or cover with, a sheet, or as with a sheet.
Sheet (v. t.) To expand, as a sheet.
Sheet anchor (v. t.) A large anchor stowed on shores outside the waist of a vessel; -- called also waist anchor. See the Note under Anchor.
Sheet anchor (v. t.) Anything regarded as a sure support or dependence in danger; the best hope or refuge.
Shell (v. t.) To strip or break off the shell of; to take out of the shell, pod, etc.; as, to shell nuts or pease; to shell oysters.
Shell (v. t.) To separate the kernels of (an ear of Indian corn, wheat, oats, etc.) from the cob, ear, or husk.
Shell (v. t.) To throw shells or bombs upon or into; to bombard; as, to shell a town.
Shelter (v. t.) To be a shelter for; to provide with a shelter; to cover from injury or annoyance; to shield; to protect.
Shelter (v. t.) To screen or cover from notice; to disguise.
Shelter (v. t.) To betake to cover, or to a safe place; -- used reflexively.
Shelve (v. t.) To furnish with shelves; as, to shelve a closet or a library.
Shelve (v. t.) To place on a shelf. Hence: To lay on the shelf; to put aside; to dismiss from service; to put off indefinitely; as, to shelve an officer; to shelve a claim.
Shent (v. t.) To shend.
Shepherd (v. t.) To tend as a shepherd; to guard, herd, lead, or drive, as a shepherd.
Shie (v. t.) See Shy, to throw.
Shift (v. t.) To divide; to distribute; to apportion.
Shift (v. t.) To change the place of; to move or remove from one place to another; as, to shift a burden from one shoulder to another; to shift the blame.
Shift (v. t.) To change the position of; to alter the bearings of; to turn; as, to shift the helm or sails.
Shift (v. t.) To exchange for another of the same class; to remove and to put some similar thing in its place; to change; as, to shift the clothes; to shift the scenes.
Shift (v. t.) To change the clothing of; -- used reflexively.
Shift (v. t.) To put off or out of the way by some expedient.
Shift (v. t.) The act of shifting.
Shift (v. t.) The act of putting one thing in the place of another, or of changing the place of a thing; change; substitution.
Shift (v. t.) Something frequently shifted; especially, a woman's under-garment; a chemise.
Shift (v. t.) The change of one set of workmen for another; hence, a spell, or turn, of work; also, a set of workmen who work in turn with other sets; as, a night shift.
Shift (v. t.) In building, the extent, or arrangement, of the overlapping of plank, brick, stones, etc., that are placed in courses so as to break joints.
Shift (v. t.) A breaking off and dislocation of a seam; a fault.
Shift (v. t.) A change of the position of the hand on the finger board, in playing the violin.
Shill (v. t.) To shell.
Shill (v. t.) To put under cover; to sheal.
Shin (v. t.) To climb (a pole, etc.) by shinning up.
Shindle (v. t.) To cover or roof with shindles.
Shine (v. t.) To cause to shine, as a light.
Shine (v. t.) To make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light; as, in hunting, to shine the eyes of a deer at night by throwing a light on them.
Shingle (v. t.) To cover with shingles; as, to shingle a roof.
Shingle (v. t.) To cut, as hair, so that the ends are evenly exposed all over the head, as shingles on a roof.
Shingle (v. t.) To subject to the process of shindling, as a mass of iron from the pudding furnace.
Ship (v. t.) To put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for transportation; to send by water.
Ship (v. t.) By extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship freight by railroad.
Ship (v. t.) Hence, to send away; to get rid of.
Ship (v. t.) To engage or secure for service on board of a ship; as, to ship seamen.
Ship (v. t.) To receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea.
Ship (v. t.) To put in its place; as, to ship the tiller or rudder.
Shipwreck (v. t.) To destroy, as a ship at sea, by running ashore or on rocks or sandbanks, or by the force of wind and waves in a tempest.
Shipwreck (v. t.) To cause to experience shipwreck, as sailors or passengers. Hence, to cause to suffer some disaster or loss; to destroy or ruin, as if by shipwreck; to wreck; as, to shipwreck a business.
Shirk (v. t.) To procure by petty fraud and trickery; to obtain by mean solicitation.
Shirk (v. t.) To avoid; to escape; to neglect; -- implying unfaithfulness or fraud; as, to shirk duty.
Shiver (v. t.) To break into many small pieces, or splinters; to shatter; to dash to pieces by a blow; as, to shiver a glass goblet.
Shiver (v. t.) To cause to shake or tremble, as a sail, by steering close to the wind.
Shoal (v. t.) To cause to become more shallow; to come to a more shallow part of; as, a ship shoals her water by advancing into that which is less deep.
Shock (v. t.) To collect, or make up, into a shock or shocks; to stook; as, to shock rye.
Shoddy (v. t.) A fibrous material obtained by "deviling," or tearing into fibers, refuse woolen goods, old stockings, rags, druggets, etc. See Mungo.
Shoddy (v. t.) A fabric of inferior quality made of, or containing a large amount of, shoddy.
Shode (v. t.) The parting of the hair on the head.
Shode (v. t.) The top of the head; the head.
Shog (v. t.) To shake; to shock.
Shoggle (v. t.) To joggle.
Shook (v. t.) To pack, as staves, in a shook.
Shore (v. t.) To support by a shore or shores; to prop; -- usually with up; as, to shore up a building.
Shore (v. t.) The coast or land adjacent to a large body of water, as an ocean, lake, or large river.
Shore (v. t.) To set on shore.
Short (v. t.) To shorten.
Short-circuit (v. t.) To join, as the electrodes of a battery or dynamo or any two points of a circuit, by a conductor of low resistance.
Shot (v. t.) A share or proportion; a reckoning; a scot.
Shot (v. t.) To load with shot, as a gun.
Shote (v. t.) A fish resembling the trout.
Shote (v. t.) A young hog; a shoat.
Shoulder (v. t.) To push or thrust with the shoulder; to push with violence; to jostle.
Shoulder (v. t.) To take upon the shoulder or shoulders; as, to shoulder a basket; hence, to assume the burden or responsibility of; as, to shoulder blame; to shoulder a debt.
Shout (v. t.) To utter with a shout; to cry; -- sometimes with out; as, to shout, or to shout out, a man's name.
Shout (v. t.) To treat with shouts or clamor.
Shove (v. t.) To drive along by the direct and continuous application of strength; to push; especially, to push (a body) so as to make it move along the surface of another body; as, to shove a boat on the water; to shove a table across the floor.
Shove (v. t.) To push along, aside, or away, in a careless or rude manner; to jostle.
Shovel (v. t.) An implement consisting of a broad scoop, or more or less hollow blade, with a handle, used for lifting and throwing earth, coal, grain, or other loose substances.
Shovel (v. t.) To take up and throw with a shovel; as, to shovel earth into a heap, or into a cart, or out of a pit.
Shovel (v. t.) To gather up as with a shovel.
Show (v. t.) To exhibit or present to view; to place in sight; to display; -- the thing exhibited being the object, and often with an indirect object denoting the person or thing seeing or beholding; as, to show a house; show your colors; shopkeepers show customers goods (show goods to customers).
Show (v. t.) To exhibit to the mental view; to tell; to disclose; to reveal; to make known; as, to show one's designs.
Show (v. t.) Specifically, to make known the way to (a person); hence, to direct; to guide; to asher; to conduct; as, to show a person into a parlor; to show one to the door.
Show (v. t.) To make apparent or clear, as by evidence, testimony, or reasoning; to prove; to explain; also, to manifest; to evince; as, to show the truth of a statement; to show the causes of an event.
Show (v. t.) To bestow; to confer; to afford; as, to show favor.
Shower (v. t.) To water with a shower; to //t copiously with rain.
Shower (v. t.) To bestow liberally; to destribute or scatter in /undance; to rain.
Shrag (v. t.) To trim, as trees; to lop.
Shram (v. t.) To cause to shrink or shrivel with cold; to benumb.
Shriek (v. t.) To utter sharply and shrilly; to utter in or with a shriek or shrieks.
Shrieve (v. t.) To shrive; to question.
Shrill (v. t.) To utter or express in a shrill tone; to cause to make a shrill sound.
Shrimp (v. t.) To contract; to shrink.
Shrine (v. t.) To enshrine; to place reverently, as in a shrine.
Shrink (v. t.) To cause to contract or shrink; as, to shrink finnel by imersing it in boiling water.
Shrink (v. t.) To draw back; to withdraw.
Shrive (v. t.) To hear or receive the confession of; to administer confession and absolution to; -- said of a priest as the agent.
Shrive (v. t.) To confess, and receive absolution; -- used reflexively.
Shrivel (v. t.) To cause to shrivel or contract; to cause to shrink onto corruptions.
Shrood (v. t.) To trim; to lop.
Shroud (v. t.) To lop. See Shrood.
Shrowd (v. t.) See Shrood.
Shrub (v. t.) To lop; to prune.
Shrug (v. t.) To draw up or contract (the shoulders), especially by way of expressing dislike, dread, doubt, or the like.
Shuck (v. t.) To deprive of the shucks or husks; as, to shuck walnuts, Indian corn, oysters, etc.
Shuffle (v. t.) To shove one way and the other; to push from one to another; as, to shuffle money from hand to hand.
Shuffle (v. t.) To mix by pushing or shoving; to confuse; to throw into disorder; especially, to change the relative positions of, as of the cards in a pack.
Shuffle (v. t.) To remove or introduce by artificial confusion.
Shun (v. t.) To avoid; to keep clear of; to get out of the way of; to escape from; to eschew; as, to shun rocks, shoals, vice.
Shunt (v. t.) To shun; to move from.
Shunt (v. t.) To cause to move suddenly; to give a sudden start to; to shove.
Shunt (v. t.) To turn off to one side; especially, to turn off, as a grain or a car upon a side track; to switch off; to shift.
Shunt (v. t.) To provide with a shunt; as, to shunt a galvanometer.
Shunt (v. t.) A turning off to a side or short track, that the principal track may be left free.
Shunt (v. t.) A conducting circuit joining two points in a conductor, or the terminals of a galvanometer or dynamo, so as to form a parallel or derived circuit through which a portion of the current may pass, for the purpose of regulating the amount passing in the main circuit.
Shunt (v. t.) The shifting of the studs on a projectile from the deep to the shallow sides of the grooves in its discharge from a shunt gun.
Shut (v. t.) To close so as to hinder ingress or egress; as, to shut a door or a gate; to shut one's eyes or mouth.
Shut (v. t.) To forbid entrance into; to prohibit; to bar; as, to shut the ports of a country by a blockade.
Shut (v. t.) To preclude; to exclude; to bar out.
Shut (v. t.) To fold together; to close over, as the fingers; to close by bringing the parts together; as, to shut the hand; to shut a book.
Shuttlecock (v. t.) To send or toss to and fro; to bandy; as, to shuttlecock words.
Shy (v. t.) To throw sidewise with a jerk; to fling; as, to shy a stone; to shy a slipper.
Siccate (v. t.) To dry.
Sicken (v. t.) To make sick; to disease.
Sicken (v. t.) To make qualmish; to nauseate; to disgust; as, to sicken the stomach.
Sicken (v. t.) To impair; to weaken.
Sickly (v. t.) To make sick or sickly; -- with over, and probably only in the past participle.
Side (v. t.) To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward.
Side (v. t.) To suit; to pair; to match.
Side (v. t.) To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides.
Side (v. t.) To furnish with a siding; as, to side a house.
Siderealize (v. t.) To elevate to the stars, or to the region of the stars; to etherealize.
Sidle (v. t.) To go or move with one side foremost; to move sidewise; as, to sidle through a crowd or narrow opening.
Siege (v. t.) To besiege; to beset.
Sift (v. t.) To separate with a sieve, as the fine part of a substance from the coarse; as, to sift meal or flour; to sift powder; to sift sand or lime.
Sift (v. t.) To separate or part as if with a sieve.
Sift (v. t.) To examine critically or minutely; to scrutinize.
Sig (v. t.) Urine.
Sigh (v. t.) To exhale (the breath) in sighs.
Sigh (v. t.) To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over.
Sigh (v. t.) To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs.
Sight (v. t.) The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view; as, to gain sight of land.
Sight (v. t.) The power of seeing; the faculty of vision, or of perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the eyes.
Sight (v. t.) The state of admitting unobstructed vision; visibility; open view; region which the eye at one time surveys; space through which the power of vision extends; as, an object within sight.
Sight (v. t.) A spectacle; a view; a show; something worth seeing.
Sight (v. t.) The instrument of seeing; the eye.
Sight (v. t.) Inspection; examination; as, a letter intended for the sight of only one person.
Sight (v. t.) Mental view; opinion; judgment; as, in their sight it was harmless.
Sight (v. t.) A small aperture through which objects are to be seen, and by which their direction is settled or ascertained; as, the sight of a quadrant.
Sight (v. t.) A small piece of metal, fixed or movable, on the breech, muzzle, center, or trunnion of a gun, or on the breech and the muzzle of a rifle, pistol, etc., by means of which the eye is guided in aiming.
Sight (v. t.) In a drawing, picture, etc., that part of the surface, as of paper or canvas, which is within the frame or the border or margin. In a frame or the like, the open space, the opening.
Sight (v. t.) A great number, quantity, or sum; as, a sight of money.
Sight (v. t.) To get sight of; to see; as, to sight land; to sight a wreck.
Sight (v. t.) To look at through a sight; to see accurately; as, to sight an object, as a star.
Sight (v. t.) To apply sights to; to adjust the sights of; also, to give the proper elevation and direction to by means of a sight; as, to sight a rifle or a cannon.
Signal (v. t.) To communicate by signals; as, to signal orders.
Signal (v. t.) To notify by a signals; to make a signal or signals to; as, to signal a fleet to anchor.
Signate (v. t.) Having definite color markings.
Signation (v. t.) Sign given; marking.
Signature (v. t.) A sign, stamp, or mark impressed, as by a seal.
Signature (v. t.) Especially, the name of any person, written with his own hand, employed to signify that the writing which precedes accords with his wishes or intentions; a sign manual; an autograph.
Signature (v. t.) An outward mark by which internal characteristics were supposed to be indicated.
Signature (v. t.) A resemblance between the external characters of a disease and those of some physical agent, for instance, that existing between the red skin of scarlet fever and a red cloth; -- supposed to indicate this agent in the treatment of the disease.
Signature (v. t.) The designation of the key (when not C major, or its relative, A minor) by means of one or more sharps or flats at the beginning of the staff, immediately after the clef, affecting all notes of the same letter throughout the piece or movement. Each minor key has the same signature as its relative major.
Signature (v. t.) A letter or figure placed at the bottom of the first page of each sheet of a book or pamphlet, as a direction to the binder in arranging and folding the sheets.
Signature (v. t.) The printed sheet so marked, or the form from which it is printed; as, to reprint one or more signatures.
Signature (v. t.) That part of a prescription which contains the directions to the patient. It is usually prefaced by S or Sig. (an abbreviation for the Latin signa, imperative of signare to sign or mark).
Signature (v. t.) To mark with, or as with, a signature or signatures.
Signiorize (v. t.) To exercise dominion over; to lord it over.
Sile (v. t.) To strain, as fresh milk.
Silence (v. t.) To compel to silence; to cause to be still; to still; to hush.
Silence (v. t.) To put to rest; to quiet.
Silence (v. t.) To restrain from the exercise of any function, privilege of instruction, or the like, especially from the act of preaching; as, to silence a minister of the gospel.
Silence (v. t.) To cause to cease firing, as by a vigorous cannonade; as, to silence the batteries of an enemy.
Silhouette (v. t.) To represent by a silhouette; to project upon a background, so as to be like a silhouette.
Silicify (v. t.) To convert into, or to impregnate with, silica, or with the compounds of silicon.
Silken (v. t.) To render silken or silklike.
Silt (v. t.) To choke, fill, or obstruct with silt or mud.
Silver (v. t.) To cover with silver; to give a silvery appearance to by applying a metal of a silvery color; as, to silver a pin; to silver a glass mirror plate with an amalgam of tin and mercury.
Silver (v. t.) To polish like silver; to impart a brightness to, like that of silver.
Silver (v. t.) To make hoary, or white, like silver.
Silverize (v. t.) To cover with silver.
Similize (v. t.) To liken; to compare; as, to similize a person, thing, or act.
Simmer (v. t.) To cause to boil gently; to cook in liquid heated almost or just to the boiling point.
Simplify (v. t.) To make simple; to make less complex; to make clear by giving the explanation for; to show an easier or shorter process for doing or making.
Simulate (v. t.) To assume the mere appearance of, without the reality; to assume the signs or indications of, falsely; to counterfeit; to feign.
Sinch (v. t.) To gird with a sinch; to tighten the sinch or girth of (a saddle); as, to sinch up a sadle.
Sinecure (v. t.) To put or place in a sinecure.
Sinew (v. t.) To knit together, or make strong with, or as with, sinews.
Sing (v. t.) To utter with musical infections or modulations of voice.
Sing (v. t.) To celebrate is song; to give praises to in verse; to relate or rehearse in numbers, verse, or poetry.
Sing (v. t.) To influence by singing; to lull by singing; as, to sing a child to sleep.
Sing (v. t.) To accompany, or attend on, with singing.
Singe (v. t.) To burn slightly or superficially; to burn the surface of; to burn the ends or outside of; as, to singe the hair or the skin.
Singe (v. t.) To remove the nap of (cloth), by passing it rapidly over a red-hot bar, or over a flame, preliminary to dyeing it.
Singe (v. t.) To remove the hair or down from (a plucked chicken or the like) by passing it over a flame.
Single (v. t.) To select, as an individual person or thing, from among a number; to choose out from others; to separate.
Single (v. t.) To sequester; to withdraw; to retire.
Single (v. t.) To take alone, or one by one.
Singularize (v. t.) To make singular or single; to distinguish.
Sink (v. t.) To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship.
Sink (v. t.) Figuratively: To cause to dec
Sink (v. t.) To make (a depression) by digging, delving, or cutting, etc.; as, to sink a pit or a well; to sink a die.
Sink (v. t.) To bring low; to reduce in quantity; to waste.
Sink (v. t.) To conseal and appropriate.
Sink (v. t.) To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore.
Sink (v. t.) To reduce or extinguish by payment; as, to sink the national debt.
Sip (v. t.) To drink or imbibe in small quantities; especially, to take in with the lips in small quantities, as a liquid; as, to sip tea.
Sip (v. t.) To draw into the mouth; to suck up; as, a bee sips nectar from the flowers.
Sip (v. t.) To taste the liquor of; to drink out of.
Siphon (v. t.) To convey, or draw off, by means of a siphon, as a liquid from one vessel to another at a lower level.
Sire (v. t.) To beget; to procreate; -- used of beasts, and especially of stallions.
Sist (v. t.) To stay, as judicial proceedings; to delay or suspend; to stop.
Sist (v. t.) To cause to take a place, as at the bar of a court; hence, to cite; to summon; to bring into court.
Sister (v. t.) To be sister to; to resemble closely.
Sit (v. t.) To rest upon the haunches, or the lower extremity of the trunk of the body; -- said of human beings, and sometimes of other animals; as, to sit on a sofa, on a chair, or on the ground.
Sit (v. t.) To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc.
Sit (v. t.) To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.
Sit (v. t.) To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; -- with on; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.
Sit (v. t.) To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill.
Sit (v. t.) To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; -- used impersonally.
Sit (v. t.) To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.
Sit (v. t.) To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.
Sit (v. t.) To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress.
Sit (v. t.) To hold a session; to be in session for official business; -- said of legislative assemblies, courts, etc.; as, the court sits in January; the aldermen sit to-night.
Sit (v. t.) To take a position for the purpose of having some artistic representation of one's self made, as a picture or a bust; as, to sit to a painter.
Sit (v. t.) To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse well.
Sit (v. t.) To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; -- used reflexively.
Sit (v. t.) To suit (well / ill); to become.
Sithe (v. t.) To cut with a scythe; to scythe.
Situate (v. t.) To place.
Size (v. t.) To cover with size; to prepare with size.
Size (v. t.) To fix the standard of.
Size (v. t.) To adjust or arrange according to size or bulk.
Size (v. t.) To take the height of men, in order to place them in the ranks according to their stature.
Size (v. t.) To sift, as pieces of ore or metal, in order to separate the finer from the coarser parts.
Size (v. t.) To swell; to increase the bulk of.
Size (v. t.) To bring or adjust anything exactly to a required dimension, as by cutting.
Skall (v. t.) To scale; to mount.
Skeletonize (v. t.) To prepare a skeleton of; also, to reduce, as a leaf, to its skeleton.
Skelp (v. t.) To strike; to slap.
Skewer (v. t.) To fasten with skewers.
Skid (v. t.) To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause to move on skids.
Skid (v. t.) To check with a skid, as wagon wheels.
Skiff (v. t.) To navigate in a skiff.
Skill (v. t.) To know; to understand.
Skim (v. t.) To clear (a liquid) from scum or substance floating or lying thereon, by means of a utensil that passes just beneath the surface; as, to skim milk; to skim broth.
Skim (v. t.) To take off by skimming; as, to skim cream.
Skim (v. t.) To pass near the surface of; to brush the surface of; to glide swiftly along the surface of.
Skim (v. t.) Fig.: To read or examine superficially and rapidly, in order to cull the principal facts or thoughts; as, to skim a book or a newspaper.
Skimp (v. t.) To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp.
Skimp (v. t.) To make insufficient allowance for; to scant; to scrimp.
Skin (v. t.) To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to skin an animal.
Skin (v. t.) To cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover superficially.
Skin (v. t.) To strip of money or property; to cheat.
Skink (v. t.) To draw or serve, as drink.
Skip (v. t.) To leap lightly over; as, to skip the rope.
Skip (v. t.) To pass over or by without notice; to omit; to miss; as, to skip a
Skip (v. t.) To cause to skip; as, to skip a stone.
Skirr (v. t.) To ramble over in order to clear; to scour.
Skirt (v. t.) To cover with a skirt; to surround.
Skirt (v. t.) To border; to form the border or edge of; to run along the edge of; as, the plain was skirted by rows of trees.
Skirt (v. t.) To be on the border; to live near the border, or extremity.
Skit (v. t.) To cast reflections on; to asperse.
Skittish (v. t.) Easily frightened; timorous; shy; untrustworthy; as, a skittish colt.
Skittish (v. t.) Wanton; restive; freakish; volatile; changeable; fickle.
Skittles (v. t.) An English game resembling ninepins, but played by throwing wooden disks, instead of rolling balls, at the pins.
Skive (v. t.) To pare or shave off the rough or thick parts of (hides or leather).
Sklere (v. t.) To shelter; to cover.
Skrimp (v. t.) See Scrimp.
Skunk (v. t.) In games of chance and skill: To defeat (an opponent) (as in cards) so that he fails to gain a point, or (in checkers) to get a king.
Sky (v. t.) To hang (a picture on exhibition) near the top of a wall, where it can not be well seen.
Sky (v. t.) To throw towards the sky; as, to sky a ball at cricket.
Slabber (v. t.) To wet and foul spittle, or as if with spittle.
Slabber (v. t.) To spill liquid upon; to smear carelessly; to spill, as liquid foed or drink, in careless eating or drinking.
Slack (v. t.) Alt. of Slacken
Slacken (v. t.) To render slack; to make less tense or firm; as, to slack a rope; to slacken a bandage.
Slacken (v. t.) To neglect; to be remiss in.
Slacken (v. t.) To deprive of cohesion by combining chemically with water; to slake; as, to slack lime.
Slacken (v. t.) To cause to become less eager; to repress; to make slow or less rapid; to retard; as, to slacken pursuit; to slacken industry.
Slacken (v. t.) To cause to become less intense; to mitigate; to abate; to ease.
Slag (v. t.) The dross, or recrement, of a metal; also, vitrified cinders.
Slag (v. t.) The scoria of a volcano.
Slam (v. t.) To shut with force and a loud noise; to bang; as, he slammed the door.
Slam (v. t.) To put in or on some place with force and loud noise; -- usually with down; as, to slam a trunk down on the pavement.
Slam (v. t.) To strike with some implement with force; hence, to beat or cuff.
Slam (v. t.) To strike down; to slaughter.
Slam (v. t.) To defeat (opponents at cards) by winning all the tricks of a deal or a hand.
Slander (v. t.) To defame; to injure by maliciously uttering a false report; to tarnish or impair the reputation of by false tales maliciously told or propagated; to calumniate.
Slander (v. t.) To bring discredit or shame upon by one's acts.
Slang (v. t.) To address with slang or ribaldry; to insult with vulgar language.
Slant (v. t.) To turn from a direct
Slap (v. t.) To strike with the open hand, or with something broad.
Slapdash (v. t.) To apply, or apply something to, in a hasty, careless, or rough manner; to roughcast; as, to slapdash mortar or paint on a wall, or to slapdash a wall.
Slash (v. t.) To cut by striking violently and at random; to cut in long slits.
Slash (v. t.) To lash; to ply the whip to.
Slash (v. t.) To crack or snap, as a whip.
Slat (v. t.) To slap; to strike; to beat; to throw down violently.
Slat (v. t.) To split; to crack.
Slat (v. t.) To set on; to incite. See 3d Slate.
Slate (v. t.) An argillaceous rock which readily splits into thin plates; argillite; argillaceous schist.
Slate (v. t.) Any rock or stone having a slaty structure.
Slate (v. t.) A prepared piece of such stone.
Slate (v. t.) A thin, flat piece, for roofing or covering houses, etc.
Slate (v. t.) A tablet for writing upon.
Slate (v. t.) An artificial material, resembling slate, and used for the above purposes.
Slate (v. t.) A thin plate of any material; a flake.
Slate (v. t.) A list of candidates, prepared for nomination or for election; a list of candidates, or a programme of action, devised beforehand.
Slate (v. t.) To cover with slate, or with a substance resembling slate; as, to slate a roof; to slate a globe.
Slate (v. t.) To register (as on a slate and subject to revision), for an appointment.
Slate (v. t.) To set a dog upon; to bait; to slat. See 2d Slat, 3.
Slattern (v. t.) To consume carelessly or wastefully; to waste; -- with away.
Slaughter (v. t.) The act of killing.
Slaughter (v. t.) The extensive, violent, bloody, or wanton destruction of life; carnage.
Slaughter (v. t.) The act of killing cattle or other beasts for market.
Slaughter (v. t.) To visit with great destruction of life; to kill; to slay in battle.
Slaughter (v. t.) To butcher; to kill for the market, as beasts.
Slave (v. t.) To enslave.
Slaver (v. t.) To smear with saliva issuing from the mouth; to defile with drivel; to slabber.
Slay (v. t.) To put to death with a weapon, or by violence; hence, to kill; to put an end to; to destroy.
Sle (v. t.) To slay.
Sleave (v. t.) To separate, as threads; to divide, as a collection of threads; to sley; -- a weaver's term.
Sled (v. t.) To convey or transport on a sled; as, to sled wood or timber.
Sledge (v. t.) A large, heavy hammer, usually wielded with both hands; -- called also sledge hammer.
Slee (v. t.) To slay.
Sleek (v. t.) To make even and smooth; to render smooth, soft, and glossy; to smooth over.
Sleep (v. t.) To be slumbering in; -- followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep.
Sleep (v. t.) To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge.
Sleeve (v. t.) To furnish with sleeves; to put sleeves into; as, to sleeve a coat.
Sleid (v. t.) To sley, or prepare for use in the weaver's sley, or slaie.
Slew (v. t.) See Slue.
Sley (v. t.) A weaver's reed.
Sley (v. t.) A guideway in a knitting machine.
Sley (v. t.) To separate or part the threads of, and arrange them in a reed; -- a term used by weavers. See Sleave, and Sleid.
Slice (v. t.) A thin, broad piece cut off; as, a slice of bacon; a slice of cheese; a slice of bread.
Slice (v. t.) That which is thin and broad, like a slice.
Slice (v. t.) A broad, thin piece of plaster.
Slice (v. t.) A salver, platter, or tray.
Slice (v. t.) A knife with a thin, broad blade for taking up or serving fish; also, a spatula for spreading anything, as paint or ink.
Slice (v. t.) A plate of iron with a handle, forming a kind of chisel, or a spadelike implement, variously proportioned, and used for various purposes, as for stripping the planking from a vessel's side, for cutting blubber from a whale, or for stirring a fire of coals; a slice bar; a peel; a fire shovel.
Slice (v. t.) One of the wedges by which the cradle and the ship are lifted clear of the building blocks to prepare for launching.
Slice (v. t.) A removable sliding bottom to galley.
Slice (v. t.) To cut into thin pieces, or to cut off a thin, broad piece from.
Slice (v. t.) To cut into parts; to divide.
Slice (v. t.) To clear by means of a slice bar, as a fire or the grate bars of a furnace.
Slick (v. t.) To make sleek or smoth.
Slidder (v. t.) To slide with interruption.
Slidder (v. t.) Alt. of Sliddery
Slidderly (v. t.) Alt. of Sliddery
Sliddery (v. t.) Slippery.
Slide (v. t.) To move along the surface of any body by slipping, or without walking or rolling; to slip; to glide; as, snow slides down the mountain's side.
Slide (v. t.) Especially, to move over snow or ice with a smooth, uninterrupted motion, as on a sled moving by the force of gravity, or on the feet.
Slide (v. t.) To pass inadvertently.
Slide (v. t.) To pass along smoothly or unobservedly; to move gently onward without friction or hindrance; as, a ship or boat slides through the water.
Slide (v. t.) To slip when walking or standing; to fall.
Slide (v. t.) To pass from one note to another with no perceptible cassation of sound.
Slide (v. t.) To pass out of one's thought as not being of any consequence.
Slide (v. t.) To cause to slide; to thrust along; as, to slide one piece of timber along another.
Slide (v. t.) To pass or put imperceptibly; to slip; as, to slide in a word to vary the sense of a question.
Slight (v. t.) To overthrow; to demolish.
Slight (v. t.) To make even or level.
Slight (v. t.) To throw heedlessly.
Slight (v. t.) To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands.
Slighten (v. t.) To slight.
Slime (v. t.) To smear with slime.
Sling (v. t.) An instrument for throwing stones or other missiles, consisting of a short strap with two strings fastened to its ends, or with a string fastened to one end and a light stick to the other. The missile being lodged in a hole in the strap, the ends of the string are taken in the hand, and the whole whirled rapidly round until, by loosing one end, the missile is let fly with centrifugal force.
Sling (v. t.) The act or motion of hurling as with a sling; a throw; figuratively, a stroke.
Sling (v. t.) A contrivance for sustaining anything by suspension
Sling (v. t.) A kind of hanging bandage put around the neck, in which a wounded arm or hand is supported.
Sling (v. t.) A loop of rope, or a rope or chain with hooks, for suspending a barrel, bale, or other heavy object, in hoisting or lowering.
Sling (v. t.) A strap attached to a firearm, for suspending it from the shoulder.
Sling (v. t.) A band of rope or iron for securing a yard to a mast; -- chiefly in the plural.
Sling (v. t.) To throw with a sling.
Sling (v. t.) To throw; to hurl; to cast.
Sling (v. t.) To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack.
Sling (v. t.) To pass a rope round, as a cask, gun, etc., preparatory to attaching a hoisting or lowering tackle.
Slink (v. t.) To cast prematurely; -- said of female beasts; as, a cow that slinks her calf.
Slip (v. t.) To cause to move smoothly and quickly; to slide; to convey gently or secretly.
Slip (v. t.) To omit; to loose by negligence.
Slip (v. t.) To cut slips from; to cut; to take off; to make a slip or slips of; as, to slip a piece of cloth or paper.
Slip (v. t.) To let loose in pursuit of game, as a greyhound.
Slip (v. t.) To cause to slip or slide off, or out of place; as, a horse slips his bridle; a dog slips his collar.
Slip (v. t.) To bring forth (young) prematurely; to slink.
Slive (v. t.) To cut; to split; to separate.
Sliver (v. t.) To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood.
Slock (v. t.) Alt. of Slocken
Slocken (v. t.) To quench; to allay; to slake. See Slake.
Slop (v. t.) To cause to overflow, as a liquid, by the motion of the vessel containing it; to spill.
Slop (v. t.) To spill liquid upon; to soil with a liquid spilled.
Slope (v. t.) To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting direction to; to direct obliquely; to inc
Slot (v. t.) To shut with violence; to slam; as, to slot a door.
Slouch (v. t.) To cause to hang down; to depress at the side; as, to slouth the hat.
Slough (v. t.) To cast off; to discard as refuse.
Slow (v. t.) To render slow; to slacken the speed of; to retard; to delay; as, to slow a steamer.
Slowworm (v. t.) A lecertilian reptile; the blindworm.
Slub (v. t.) To draw out and twist slightly; -- said of slivers of wool.
Slubber (v. t.) To do lazily, imperfectly, or coarsely.
Slubber (v. t.) To daub; to stain; to cover carelessly.
Slue (v. t.) To turn about a fixed point, usually the center or axis, as a spar or piece of timber; to turn; -- used also of any heavy body.
Slue (v. t.) In general, to turn about; to twist; -- often used reflexively and followed by round.
Slug (v. t.) To make sluggish.
Slug (v. t.) To load with a slug or slugs; as, to slug a gun.
Slug (v. t.) To strike heavily.
Sluggardize (v. t.) To make lazy.
Sluice (v. t.) To emit by, or as by, flood gates.
Sluice (v. t.) To wet copiously, as by opening a sluice; as, to sluice meadows.
Sluice (v. t.) To wash with, or in, a stream of water running through a sluice; as, to sluice eart or gold dust in mining.
Slumber (v. t.) To lay to sleep.
Slumber (v. t.) To stun; to stupefy.
Slump (v. t.) To lump; to throw into a mess.
Slur (v. t.) To soil; to sully; to contaminate; to disgrace.
Slur (v. t.) To disparage; to traduce.
Slur (v. t.) To cover over; to disguise; to conceal; to pass over lightly or with little notice.
Slur (v. t.) To cheat, as by sliding a die; to trick.
Slur (v. t.) To pronounce indistinctly; as, to slur syllables.
Slur (v. t.) To sing or perform in a smooth, gliding style; to connect smoothly in performing, as several notes or tones.
Slur (v. t.) To blur or double, as an impression from type; to mackle.
Slush (v. t.) To smear with slush or grease; as, to slush a mast.
Slush (v. t.) To paint with a mixture of white lead and lime.
Sly (v. t.) Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; -- in a good sense.
Sly (v. t.) Artfully cunning; secretly mischievous; wily.
Sly (v. t.) Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick.
Sly (v. t.) Light or delicate; slight; thin.
Smack (v. t.) To kiss with a sharp noise; to buss.
Smack (v. t.) To open, as the lips, with an inarticulate sound made by a quick compression and separation of the parts of the mouth; to make a noise with, as the lips, by separating them in the act of kissing or after tasting.
Smack (v. t.) To make a sharp noise by striking; to crack; as, to smack a whip.
Small (v. t.) To make little or less.
Smalt (v. t.) A deep blue pigment or coloring material used in various arts. It is a vitreous substance made of cobalt, potash, and calcined quartz fused, and reduced to a powder.
Smart (v. t.) To cause a smart in.
Smarten (v. t.) To make smart or spruce; -- usually with up.
Smash (v. t.) To break in pieces by violence; to dash to pieces; to crush.
Smatter (v. t.) To talk superficially about.
Smatter (v. t.) To gain a slight taste of; to acquire a slight, superficial knowledge of; to smack.
Smeeth (v. t.) To smoke; to blacken with smoke; to rub with soot.
Smeeth (v. t.) To smooth.
Smell (v. t.) The sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentally of the olfactory nerves. See Sense.
Smell (v. t.) The quality of any thing or substance, or emanation therefrom, which affects the olfactory organs; odor; scent; fragrance; perfume; as, the smell of mint.
Smight (v. t.) To smite.
Smile (v. t.) To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors.
Smile (v. t.) To affect in a certain way with a smile.
Smirch (v. t.) To smear with something which stains, or makes dirty; to smutch; to begrime; to soil; to sully.
Smite (v. t.) To strike; to inflict a blow upon with the hand, or with any instrument held in the hand, or with a missile thrown by the hand; as, to smite with the fist, with a rod, sword, spear, or stone.
Smite (v. t.) To cause to strike; to use as an instrument in striking or hurling.
Smite (v. t.) To destroy the life of by beating, or by weapons of any kind; to slay by a blow; to kill; as, to smite one with the sword, or with an arrow or other instrument.
Smite (v. t.) To put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war.
Smite (v. t.) To blast; to destroy the life or vigor of, as by a stroke or by some visitation.
Smite (v. t.) To afflict; to chasten; to punish.
Smite (v. t.) To strike or affect with passion, as love or fear.
Smitt (v. t.) Fine clay or ocher made up into balls, used for marking sheep.
Smittle (v. t.) To infect.
Smock (v. t.) To provide with, or clothe in, a smock or a smock frock.
Smoke (v. t.) To apply smoke to; to hang in smoke; to disinfect, to cure, etc., by smoke; as, to smoke or fumigate infected clothing; to smoke beef or hams for preservation.
Smoke (v. t.) To fill or scent with smoke; hence, to fill with incense; to perfume.
Smoke (v. t.) To smell out; to hunt out; to find out; to detect.
Smoke (v. t.) To ridicule to the face; to quiz.
Smoke (v. t.) To inhale and puff out the smoke of, as tobacco; to burn or use in smoking; as, to smoke a pipe or a cigar.
Smoke (v. t.) To subject to the operation of smoke, for the purpose of annoying or driving out; -- often with out; as, to smoke a woodchuck out of his burrow.
Smoke-dry (v. t.) To dry by or in smoke.
Smolder (v. t.) Alt. of Smoulder
Smoulder (v. t.) To smother; to suffocate; to choke.
Smooch (v. t.) See Smutch.
Smoor (v. t.) To suffocate or smother.
Smoothen (v. t.) To make smooth.
Smore (v. t.) To smother. See Smoor.
Smother (v. t.) To destroy the life of by suffocation; to deprive of the air necessary for life; to cover up closely so as to prevent breathing; to suffocate; as, to smother a child.
Smother (v. t.) To affect as by suffocation; to stife; to deprive of air by a thick covering, as of ashes, of smoke, or the like; as, to smother a fire.
Smother (v. t.) Hence, to repress the action of; to cover from public view; to suppress; to conceal; as, to smother one's displeasure.
Smother (v. t.) Stifling smoke; thick dust.
Smother (v. t.) A state of suppression.
Smouch (v. t.) To kiss closely.
Smouch (v. t.) To smutch; to soil; as, to smouch the face.
Smudge (v. t.) To stifle or smother with smoke; to smoke by means of a smudge.
Smudge (v. t.) To smear; to smutch; to soil; to blacken with smoke.
Smug (v. t.) To make smug, or spruce.
Smuggle (v. t.) To import or export secretly, contrary to the law; to import or export without paying the duties imposed by law; as, to smuggle lace.
Smuggle (v. t.) Fig.: To convey or introduce clandestinely.
Smut (v. t.) Foul matter, like soot or coal dust; also, a spot or soil made by such matter.
Smut (v. t.) Bad, soft coal, containing much earthy matter, found in the immediate locality of faults.
Smut (v. t.) An affection of cereal grains producing a swelling which is at length resolved into a powdery sooty mass. It is caused by parasitic fungi of the genus Ustilago. Ustilago segetum, or U. Carbo, is the commonest kind; that of Indian corn is Ustilago maydis.
Smut (v. t.) Obscene language; ribaldry; obscenity.
Smut (v. t.) To stain or mark with smut; to blacken with coal, soot, or other dirty substance.
Smut (v. t.) To taint with mildew, as grain.
Smut (v. t.) To blacken; to sully or taint; to tarnish.
Smut (v. t.) To clear of smut; as, to smut grain for the mill.
Smutch (v. t.) To blacken with smoke, soot, or coal.
Snack (v. t.) A share; a part or portion; -- obsolete, except in the colloquial phrase, to go snacks, i. e., to share.
Snack (v. t.) A slight, hasty repast.
Snaffle (v. t.) To put a snaffle in the mouth of; to subject to the snaffle; to bridle.
Snag (v. t.) To cut the snags or branches from, as the stem of a tree; to hew roughly.
Snag (v. t.) To injure or destroy, as a steamboat or other vessel, by a snag, or projecting part of a sunken tree.
Snake (v. t.) To drag or draw, as a snake from a hole; -- often with out.
Snake (v. t.) To wind round spirally, as a large rope with a smaller, or with cord, the small rope lying in the spaces between the strands of the large one; to worm.
Snap (v. t.) A sudden breaking or rupture of any substance.
Snap (v. t.) A sudden, eager bite; a sudden seizing, or effort to seize, as with the teeth.
Snap (v. t.) A sudden, sharp motion or blow, as with the finger sprung from the thumb, or the thumb from the finger.
Snap (v. t.) A sharp, abrupt sound, as that made by the crack of a whip; as, the snap of the trigger of a gun.
Snap (v. t.) A greedy fellow.
Snap (v. t.) That which is, or may be, snapped up; something bitten off, seized, or obtained by a single quick movement; hence, a bite, morsel, or fragment; a scrap.
Snap (v. t.) A sudden severe interval or spell; -- applied to the weather; as, a cold snap.
Snap (v. t.) A small catch or fastening held or closed by means of a spring, or one which closes with a snapping sound, as the catch of a bracelet, necklace, clasp of a book, etc.
Snap (v. t.) A snap beetle.
Snap (v. t.) A thin, crisp cake, usually small, and flavored with ginger; -- used chiefly in the plural.
Snap (v. t.) Briskness; vigor; energy; decision.
Snap (v. t.) Any circumstance out of which money may be made or an advantage gained.
Snape (v. t.) To bevel the end of a timber to fit against an inc
Snare (v. t.) To catch with a snare; to insnare; to entangle; hence, to bring into unexpected evil, perplexity, or danger.
Snarl (v. t.) To form raised work upon the outer surface of (thin metal ware) by the repercussion of a snarling iron upon the inner surface.
Snarl (v. t.) To entangle; to complicate; to involve in knots; as, to snarl a skein of thread.
Snarl (v. t.) To embarrass; to insnare.
Snast (v. t.) The snuff, or burnt wick, of a candle.
Snathe (v. t.) To lop; to prune.
Sneak (v. t.) To hide, esp. in a mean or cowardly manner.
Sneap (v. t.) To check; to reprimand; to rebuke; to chide.
Sneap (v. t.) To nip; to blast; to blight.
Sneb (v. t.) To reprimand; to sneap.
Sneck (v. t.) To fasten by a hatch; to latch, as a door.
Sned (v. t.) To lop; to snathe.
Sneer (v. t.) To utter with a grimace or contemptuous expression; to utter with a sneer; to say sneeringly; as, to sneer fulsome lies at a person.
Sneer (v. t.) To treat with sneers; to affect or move by sneers.
Snet (v. t.) The clear of mucus; to blow.
Snib (v. t.) To check; to sneap; to sneb.
Snick (v. t.) To cut slightly; to strike, or strike off, as by cutting.
Snick (v. t.) To hit (a ball) lightly.
Sniff (v. t.) To draw air audibly up the nose; to snuff; -- sometimes done as a gesture of suspicion, offense, or contempt.
Sniff (v. t.) To draw in with the breath through the nose; as, to sniff the air of the country.
Sniff (v. t.) To perceive as by sniffing; to snuff, to scent; to smell; as, to sniff danger.
Snig (v. t.) To chop off; to cut.
Sniggle (v. t.) To catch, as an eel, by sniggling; hence, to hook; to insnare.
Snip (v. t.) To cut off the nip or neb of, or to cut off at once with shears or scissors; to clip off suddenly; to nip; hence, to break off; to snatch away.
Snite (v. t.) To blow, as the nose; to snuff, as a candle.
Snood (v. t.) To bind or braid up, as the hair, with a snood.
Snort (v. t.) To expel throught the nostrils with a snort; to utter with a snort.
Snot (v. t.) To blow, wipe, or clear, as the nose.
Snout (v. t.) To furnish with a nozzle or point.
Snow (v. t.) To scatter like snow; to cover with, or as with, snow.
Snowball (v. t.) To pelt with snowballs; to throw snowballs at.
Snub (v. t.) To clip or break off the end of; to check or stunt the growth of; to nop.
Snub (v. t.) To check, stop, or rebuke, with a tart, sarcastic reply or remark; to reprimand; to check.
Snub (v. t.) To treat with contempt or neglect, as a forward or pretentious person; to slight designedly.
Snuff (v. t.) The part of a candle wick charred by the flame, whether burning or not.
Snuff (v. t.) To crop the snuff of, as a candle; to take off the end of the snuff of.
Snug (v. t.) To place snugly.
Snug (v. t.) To rub, as twine or rope, so as to make it smooth and improve the finish.
Snuggle (v. t.) To move one way and the other so as to get a close place; to lie close for comfort; to cuddle; to nestle.
Soak (v. t.) To cause or suffer to lie in a fluid till the substance has imbibed what it can contain; to macerate in water or other liquid; to steep, as for the purpose of softening or freshening; as, to soak cloth; to soak bread; to soak salt meat, salt fish, or the like.
Soak (v. t.) To drench; to wet thoroughly.
Soak (v. t.) To draw in by the pores, or through small passages; as, a sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture.
Soak (v. t.) To make (its way) by entering pores or interstices; -- often with through.
Soak (v. t.) Fig.: To absorb; to drain.
Soap (v. t.) To rub or wash over with soap.
Soap (v. t.) To flatter; to wheedle.
Sob (v. t.) To soak.
Sober (v. t.) To make sober.
Socialize (v. t.) To render social.
Socialize (v. t.) To subject to, or regulate by, socialism.
Socinianize (v. t.) To cause to conform to Socinianism; to regulate by, or imbue with, the principles of Socinianism.
Sod (v. t.) To cover with sod; to turf.
Sodden (v. t.) To soak; to make heavy with water.
Soften (v. t.) To make soft or more soft.
Soften (v. t.) To render less hard; -- said of matter.
Soften (v. t.) To mollify; to make less fierce or intractable.
Soften (v. t.) To palliate; to represent as less enormous; as, to soften a fault.
Soften (v. t.) To compose; to mitigate; to assuage.
Soften (v. t.) To make less harsh, less rude, less offensive, or less violent, or to render of an opposite quality.
Soften (v. t.) To make less glaring; to tone down; as, to soften the coloring of a picture.
Soften (v. t.) To make tender; to make effeminate; to enervate; as, troops softened by luxury.
Soften (v. t.) To make less harsh or grating, or of a quality the opposite; as, to soften the voice.
Soil (v. t.) To feed, as cattle or horses, in the barn or an inclosure, with fresh grass or green food cut for them, instead of sending them out to pasture; hence (such food having the effect of purging them), to purge by feeding on green food; as, to soil a horse.
Soil (v. t.) To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.
Solace (v. t.) Comfort in grief; alleviation of grief or anxiety; also, that which relieves in distress; that which cheers or consoles; relief.
Solace (v. t.) Rest; relaxation; ease.
Solarize (v. t.) To injure by too long exposure to the light of the sun in the camera; to burn.
Sole (v. t.) To furnish with a sole; as, to sole a shoe.
Solemnizate (v. t.) To solemnize; as, to solemnizate matrimony.
Solemnize (v. t.) To perform with solemn or ritual ceremonies, or according to legal forms.
Solemnize (v. t.) To dignify or honor by ceremonies; to celebrate.
Solemnize (v. t.) To make grave, serious, and reverential.
Solicit (v. t.) To ask from with earnestness; to make petition to; to apply to for obtaining something; as, to solicit person for alms.
Solicit (v. t.) To endeavor to obtain; to seek; to plead for; as, to solicit an office; to solicit a favor.
Solicit (v. t.) To awake or excite to action; to rouse desire in; to summon; to appeal to; to invite.
Solicit (v. t.) To urge the claims of; to plead; to act as solicitor for or with reference to.
Solicit (v. t.) To disturb; to disquiet; -- a Latinism rarely used.
Solicitous (v. t.) Disposed to solicit; eager to obtain something desirable, or to avoid anything evil; concerned; anxious; careful.
Solidate (v. t.) To make solid or firm.
Solidify (v. t.) To make solid or compact.
Sollar (v. t.) To cover, or provide with, a sollar.
Solute (v. t.) To dissolve; to resolve.
Solute (v. t.) To absolve; as, to solute sin.
Solve (v. t.) To explain; to resolve; to unfold; to clear up (what is obscure or difficult to be understood); to work out to a result or conclusion; as, to solve a doubt; to solve difficulties; to solve a problem.
Somber (v. t.) Alt. of Sombre
Sombre (v. t.) To make somber, or dark; to make shady.
Somne (v. t.) To summon.
Sompne (v. t.) To summon; to cite.
Sond (v. t.) Alt. of Sonde
Sonde (v. t.) That which is sent; a message or messenger; hence, also, a visitation of providence; an affliction or trial.
Soot (v. t.) To cover or dress with soot; to smut with, or as with, soot; as, to soot land.
Sooty (v. t.) To black or foul with soot.
Sop (v. t.) Anything steeped, or dipped and softened, in any liquid; especially, something dipped in broth or liquid food, and intended to be eaten.
Sop (v. t.) Anything given to pacify; -- so called from the sop given to Cerberus, as related in mythology.
Sop (v. t.) A thing of little or no value.
Sop (v. t.) To steep or dip in any liquid.
Sophister (v. t.) To maintain by sophistry, or by a fallacious argument.
Sophisticate (v. t.) To render worthless by admixture; to adulterate; to damage; to pervert; as, to sophisticate wine.
Sopite (v. t.) To lay asleep; to put to sleep; to quiet.
Soporate (v. t.) To lay or put to sleep; to stupefy.
Sort (v. t.) To separate, and place in distinct classes or divisions, as things having different qualities; as, to sort cloths according to their colors; to sort wool or thread according to its fineness.
Sort (v. t.) To reduce to order from a confused state.
Sort (v. t.) To conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class.
Sort (v. t.) To choose from a number; to select; to cull.
Sort (v. t.) To conform; to adapt; to accommodate.
Soss (v. t.) To throw in a negligent or careless manner; to toss.
Sot (v. t.) To stupefy; to infatuate; to besot.
Soul (v. t.) To indue with a soul; to furnish with a soul or mind.
Sound (v. t.) To measure the depth of; to fathom; especially, to ascertain the depth of by means of a
Sound (v. t.) Fig.: To ascertain, or try to ascertain, the thoughts, motives, and purposes of (a person); to examine; to try; to test; to probe.
Sound (v. t.) To explore, as the bladder or urethra, with a sound; to examine with a sound; also, to examine by auscultation or percussion; as, to sound a patient.
Sound (v. t.) To causse to make a noise; to play on; as, to sound a trumpet or a horn.
Sound (v. t.) To cause to exit as a sound; as, to sound a note with the voice, or on an instrument.
Sound (v. t.) To order, direct, indicate, or proclain by a sound, or sounds; to give a signal for by a certain sound; as, to sound a retreat; to sound a parley.
Sound (v. t.) To celebrate or honor by sounds; to cause to be reported; to publish or proclaim; as, to sound the praises of fame of a great man or a great exploit.
Sound (v. t.) To examine the condition of (anything) by causing the same to emit sounds and noting their character; as, to sound a piece of timber; to sound a vase; to sound the lungs of a patient.
Sound (v. t.) To signify; to import; to denote.
Soup (v. t.) To sup or swallow.
Soup (v. t.) To breathe out.
Soup (v. t.) To sweep. See Sweep, and Swoop.
Sour (v. t.) To cause to become sour; to cause to turn from sweet to sour; as, exposure to the air sours many substances.
Sour (v. t.) To make cold and unproductive, as soil.
Sour (v. t.) To make unhappy, uneasy, or less agreeable.
Sour (v. t.) To cause or permit to become harsh or unkindly.
Sour (v. t.) To macerate, and render fit for plaster or mortar; as, to sour lime for business purposes.
Souse (v. t.) To steep in pickle; to pickle.
Souse (v. t.) To plunge or immerse in water or any liquid.
Souse (v. t.) To drench, as by an immersion; to wet throughly.
Souse (v. t.) To swoop or plunge, as a bird upon its prey; to fall suddenly; to rush with speed; to make a sudden attack.
Souse (v. t.) To pounce upon.
Sow (v. t.) To scatter, as seed, upon the earth; to plant by strewing; as, to sow wheat. Also used figuratively: To spread abroad; to propagate.
Sow (v. t.) To scatter seed upon, in, or over; to supply or stock, as land, with seeds. Also used figuratively: To scatter over; to besprinkle.
Sowl (v. t.) Alt. of Sowle
Sowle (v. t.) To pull by the ears; to drag about.
Soyle (v. t.) To solve, to clear up; as, to soyl all other texts.
Sozzle (v. t.) To splash or wet carelessly; as, to sozzle the feet in water.
Sozzle (v. t.) To heap up in confusion.
Spade (v. t.) To dig with a spade; to pare off the sward of, as land, with a spade.
Spall (v. t.) To break into small pieces, as ore, for the purpose of separating from rock.
Spall (v. t.) To reduce, as irregular blocks of stone, to an approximately level surface by hammering.
Span (v. t.) The space from the thumb to the end of the little finger when extended; nine inches; eighth of a fathom.
Span (v. t.) Hence, a small space or a brief portion of time.
Span (v. t.) The spread or extent of an arch between its abutments, or of a beam, girder, truss, roof, bridge, or the like, between its supports.
Span (v. t.) A rope having its ends made fast so that a purchase can be hooked to the bight; also, a rope made fast in the center so that both ends can be used.
Span (v. t.) A pair of horses or other animals driven together; usually, such a pair of horses when similar in color, form, and action.
Span (v. t.) To measure by the span of the hand with the fingers extended, or with the fingers encompassing the object; as, to span a space or distance; to span a cylinder.
Span (v. t.) To reach from one side of to the order; to stretch over as an arch.
Span (v. t.) To fetter, as a horse; to hobble.
Spancel (v. t.) To tie or hobble with a spancel.
Spane (v. t.) To wean.
Spang (v. t.) To spangle.
Spangle (v. t.) To set or sprinkle with, or as with, spangles; to adorn with small, distinct, brilliant bodies; as, a spangled breastplate.
Spaniel (v. t.) To follow like a spaniel.
Spank (v. t.) To strike, as the breech, with the open hand; to slap.
Spar (v. t.) A general term any round piece of timber used as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff.
Spar (v. t.) Formerly, a piece of timber, in a general sense; -- still applied locally to rafters.
Spar (v. t.) The bar of a gate or door.
Spar (v. t.) To bolt; to bar.
Spar (v. t.) To To supply or equip with spars, as a vessel.
Sparble (v. t.) To scatter; to disperse; to rout.
Spare (v. t.) Scanty; not abundant or plentiful; as, a spare diet.
Spare (v. t.) Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; chary.
Spare (v. t.) Being over and above what is necessary, or what must be used or reserved; not wanted, or not used; superfluous; as, I have no spare time.
Spare (v. t.) Held in reserve, to be used in an emergency; as, a spare anchor; a spare bed or room.
Spare (v. t.) Lean; wanting flesh; meager; thin; gaunt.
Spare (v. t.) Slow.
Sparge (v. t.) To sprinkle; to moisten by sprinkling; as, to sparge paper.
Sparkle (v. t.) To emit in the form or likeness of sparks.
Sparkle (v. t.) To disperse.
Sparkle (v. t.) To scatter on or over.
Sparpoil (v. t.) To scatter; to spread; to disperse.
Sparse (v. t.) To scatter; to disperse.
Spasm (v. t.) An involuntary and unnatural contraction of one or more muscles or muscular fibers.
Spasm (v. t.) A sudden, violent, and temporary effort or emotion; as, a spasm of repentance.
Spat (v. t.) To slap, as with the open hand; to clap together; as the hands.
Spatiate (v. t.) To rove; to ramble.
Spatter (v. t.) To sprinkle with a liquid or with any wet substance, as water, mud, or the like; to make wet of foul spots upon by sprinkling; as, to spatter a coat; to spatter the floor; to spatter boots with mud.
Spatter (v. t.) To distribute by sprinkling; to sprinkle around; as, to spatter blood.
Spatter (v. t.) Fig.: To injure by aspersion; to defame; to soil; also, to throw out in a defamatory manner.
Spawn (v. t.) To produce or deposit (eggs), as fishes or frogs do.
Spawn (v. t.) To bring forth; to generate; -- used in contempt.
Spawn (v. t.) The ova, or eggs, of fishes, oysters, and other aquatic animals.
Spawn (v. t.) Any product or offspring; -- used contemptuously.
Spawn (v. t.) The buds or branches produced from underground stems.
Spawn (v. t.) The white fibrous matter forming the matrix from which fungi.
Spay (v. t.) To remove or extirpate the ovaries of, as a sow or a bitch; to castrate (a female animal).
Spay (v. t.) The male of the red deer in his third year; a spade.
Speak (v. t.) To utter with the mouth; to pronounce; to utter articulately, as human beings.
Speak (v. t.) To utter in a word or words; to say; to tell; to declare orally; as, to speak the truth; to speak sense.
Speak (v. t.) To declare; to proclaim; to publish; to make known; to exhibit; to express in any way.
Speak (v. t.) To talk or converse in; to utter or pronounce, as in conversation; as, to speak Latin.
Speak (v. t.) To address; to accost; to speak to.
Spear (v. t.) To pierce with a spear; to kill with a spear; as, to spear a fish.
Specialize (v. t.) To mention specially; to particularize.
Specialize (v. t.) To apply to some specialty or limited object; to assign to a specific use; as, specialized knowledge.
Specialize (v. t.) To supply with an organ or organs having a special function or functions.
Specificate (v. t.) To show, mark, or designate the species, or the distinguishing particulars of; to specify.
Specify (v. t.) To mention or name, as a particular thing; to designate in words so as to distinguish from other things; as, to specify the uses of a plant; to specify articles purchased.
Speck (v. t.) To cause the presence of specks upon or in, especially specks regarded as defects or blemishes; to spot; to speckle; as, paper specked by impurities in the water used in its manufacture.
Speckle (v. t.) To mark with small spots of a different color from that of the rest of the surface; to variegate with spots of a different color from the ground or surface.
Speculate (v. t.) To consider attentively; as, to speculate the nature of a thing.
Speed (v. t.) To cause to be successful, or to prosper; hence, to aid; to favor.
Speed (v. t.) To cause to make haste; to dispatch with celerity; to drive at full speed; hence, to hasten; to hurry.
Speed (v. t.) To hasten to a conclusion; to expedite.
Speed (v. t.) To hurry to destruction; to put an end to; to ruin; to undo.
Speed (v. t.) To wish success or god fortune to, in any undertaking, especially in setting out upon a journey.
Speer (v. t.) To ask.
Speet (v. t.) To stab.
Spell (v. t.) To supply the place of for a time; to take the turn of, at work; to relieve; as, to spell the helmsman.
Spell (v. t.) To tell; to relate; to teach.
Spell (v. t.) To put under the influence of a spell; to affect by a spell; to bewitch; to fascinate; to charm.
Spell (v. t.) To constitute; to measure.
Spell (v. t.) To tell or name in their proper order letters of, as a word; to write or print in order the letters of, esp. the proper letters; to form, as words, by correct orthography.
Spell (v. t.) To discover by characters or marks; to read with difficulty; -- usually with out; as, to spell out the sense of an author; to spell out a verse in the Bible.
Spend (v. t.) To weigh or lay out; to dispose of; to part with; as, to spend money for clothing.
Spend (v. t.) To bestow; to employ; -- often with on or upon.
Spend (v. t.) To consume; to waste; to squander; to exhaust; as, to spend an estate in gaming or other vices.
Spend (v. t.) To pass, as time; to suffer to pass away; as, to spend a day idly; to spend winter abroad.
Spend (v. t.) To exhaust of force or strength; to waste; to wear away; as, the violence of the waves was spent.
Sper (v. t.) Alt. of Sperre
Sperre (v. t.) To shut in; to support; to inclose; to fasten.
Sperse (v. t.) To disperse.
Spet (v. t.) To spit; to throw out.
Spew (v. t.) To eject from the stomach; to vomit.
Spew (v. t.) To cast forth with abhorrence or disgust; to eject.
Sphacelate (v. t.) To affect with gangrene.
Sphere (v. t.) To place in a sphere, or among the spheres; to insphere.
Sphere (v. t.) To form into roundness; to make spherical, or spheral; to perfect.
Spice (v. t.) To season with spice, or as with spice; to mix aromatic or pungent substances with; to flavor; to season; as, to spice wine; to spice one's words with wit.
Spice (v. t.) To fill or impregnate with the odor of spices.
Spice (v. t.) To render nice or dainty; hence, to render scrupulous.
Spiculate (v. t.) To sharpen to a point.
Spike (v. t.) To fasten with spikes, or long, large nails; as, to spike down planks.
Spike (v. t.) To set or furnish with spikes.
Spike (v. t.) To fix on a spike.
Spike (v. t.) To stop the vent of (a gun or cannon) by driving a spike nail, or the like into it.
Spile (v. t.) To supply with a spile or a spigot; to make a small vent in, as a cask.
Spill (v. t.) To cover or decorate with slender pieces of wood, metal, ivory, etc.; to inlay.
Spill (v. t.) To destroy; to kill; to put an end to.
Spill (v. t.) To mar; to injure; to deface; hence, to destroy by misuse; to waste.
Spill (v. t.) To suffer to fall or run out of a vessel; to lose, or suffer to be scattered; -- applied to fluids and to substances whose particles are small and loose; as, to spill water from a pail; to spill quicksilver from a vessel; to spill powder from a paper; to spill sand or flour.
Spill (v. t.) To cause to flow out and be lost or wasted; to shed, or suffer to be shed, as in battle or in manslaughter; as, a man spills another's blood, or his own blood.
Spill (v. t.) To relieve a sail from the pressure of the wind, so that it can be more easily reefed or furled, or to lessen the strain.
Spin (v. t.) To draw out, and twist into threads, either by the hand or machinery; as, to spin wool, cotton, or flax; to spin goat's hair; to produce by drawing out and twisting a fibrous material.
Spin (v. t.) To draw out tediously; to form by a slow process, or by degrees; to extend to a great length; -- with out; as, to spin out large volumes on a subject.
Spin (v. t.) To protract; to spend by delays; as, to spin out the day in idleness.
Spin (v. t.) To cause to turn round rapidly; to whirl; to twirl; as, to spin a top.
Spin (v. t.) To form (a web, a cocoon, silk, or the like) from threads produced by the extrusion of a viscid, transparent liquid, which hardens on coming into contact with the air; -- said of the spider, the silkworm, etc.
Spin (v. t.) To shape, as malleable sheet metal, into a hollow form, by bending or buckling it by pressing against it with a smooth hand tool or roller while the metal revolves, as in a lathe.
Spirit (v. t.) To animate with vigor; to excite; to encourage; to inspirit; as, civil dissensions often spirit the ambition of private men; -- sometimes followed by up.
Spirit (v. t.) To convey rapidly and secretly, or mysteriously, as if by the agency of a spirit; to kidnap; -- often with away, or off.
Spiritualize (v. t.) To refine intellectiually or morally; to purify from the corrupting influence of the world; to give a spiritual character or tendency to; as, to spiritualize soul.
Spiritualize (v. t.) To give a spiritual meaning to; to take in a spiritual sense; -- opposed to literalize.
Spiritualize (v. t.) To extract spirit from; also, to convert into, or impregnate with, spirit.
Spirtle (v. t.) To spirt in a scattering manner.
Spitchcock (v. t.) To split (as an eel) lengthwise, and broil it, or fry it in hot fat.
Spite (v. t.) To be angry at; to hate.
Spite (v. t.) To treat maliciously; to try to injure or thwart.
Spite (v. t.) To fill with spite; to offend; to vex.
Spittle (v. t.) To dig or stir with a small spade.
Splash (v. t.) To strike and dash about, as water, mud, etc.; to plash.
Splash (v. t.) To spatter water, mud, etc., upon; to wet.
Splay (v. t.) To display; to spread.
Splay (v. t.) To dislocate, as a shoulder bone.
Splay (v. t.) To spay; to castrate.
Splay (v. t.) To turn on one side; to render oblique; to slope or slant, as the side of a door, window, etc.
Spleen (v. t.) To dislke.
Splice (v. t.) To unite, as two ropes, or parts of a rope, by a particular manner of interweaving the strands, -- the union being between two ends, or between an end and the body of a rope.
Splice (v. t.) To unite, as spars, timbers, rails, etc., by lapping the two ends together, or by applying a piece which laps upon the two ends, and then binding, or in any way making fast.
Splice (v. t.) To unite in marrige.
Splint (v. t.) A piece split off; a splinter.
Splint (v. t.) A thin piece of wood, or other substance, used to keep in place, or protect, an injured part, especially a broken bone when set.
Splint (v. t.) A splint bone.
Splint (v. t.) A disease affecting the splint bones, as a callosity or hard excrescence.
Splint (v. t.) One of the small plates of metal used in making splint armor. See Splint armor, below.
Splint (v. t.) Splint, or splent, coal. See Splent coal, under Splent.
Splint (v. t.) To split into splints, or thin, slender pieces; to splinter; to shiver.
Splint (v. t.) To fasten or confine with splints, as a broken limb. See Splint, n., 2.
Split (v. t.) To divide lengthwise; to separate from end to end, esp. by force; to divide in the direction of the grain layers; to rive; to cleave; as, to split a piece of timber or a board; to split a gem; to split a sheepskin.
Split (v. t.) To burst; to rupture; to rend; to tear asunder.
Split (v. t.) To divide or break up into parts or divisions, as by discord; to separate into parts or parties, as a political party; to disunite.
Split (v. t.) To divide or separate into components; -- often used with up; as, to split up sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid.
Spoil (v. t.) To plunder; to strip by violence; to pillage; to rob; -- with of before the name of the thing taken; as, to spoil one of his goods or possession.
Spoil (v. t.) To seize by violence;; to take by force; to plunder.
Spoil (v. t.) To cause to decay and perish; to corrput; to vitiate; to mar.
Spoil (v. t.) To render useless by injury; to injure fatally; to ruin; to destroy; as, to spoil paper; to have the crops spoiled by insects; to spoil the eyes by reading.
Spoke (v. t.) To furnish with spokes, as a wheel.
Spoliate (v. t.) To plunder; to pillage; to despoil; to rob.
Spoliation (v. t.) The act of plundering; robbery; deprivation; despoliation.
Spoliation (v. t.) Robbery or plunder in war; especially, the authorized act or practice of plundering neutrals at sea.
Spoliation (v. t.) The act of an incumbent in taking the fruits of his benefice without right, but under a pretended title.
Spoliation (v. t.) A process for possession of a church in a spiritual court.
Spoliation (v. t.) Injury done to a document.
Sponge (v. t.) To cleanse or wipe with a sponge; as, to sponge a slate or a cannon; to wet with a sponge; as, to sponge cloth.
Sponge (v. t.) To wipe out with a sponge, as letters or writing; to efface; to destroy all trace of.
Sponge (v. t.) Fig.: To deprive of something by imposition.
Sponge (v. t.) Fig.: To get by imposition or mean arts without cost; as, to sponge a breakfast.
Spool (v. t.) To wind on a spool or spools.
Spoon (v. t.) To take up in, or as in, a spoon.
Sport (v. t.) To divert; to amuse; to make merry; -- used with the reciprocal pronoun.
Sport (v. t.) To represent by any knd of play.
Sport (v. t.) To exhibit, or bring out, in public; to use or wear; as, to sport a new equipage.
Sport (v. t.) To give utterance to in a sportive manner; to throw out in an easy and copious manner; -- with off; as, to sport off epigrams.
Spot (v. t.) To make visible marks upon with some foreign matter; to discolor in or with spots; to stain; to cover with spots or figures; as, to spot a garnment; to spot paper.
Spot (v. t.) To mark or note so as to insure recognition; to recognize; to detect; as, to spot a criminal.
Spot (v. t.) To stain; to blemish; to taint; to disgrace; to tarnish, as reputation; to asperse.
Spousage (v. t.) Espousal.
Spout (v. t.) To throw out forcibly and abudantly, as liquids through an office or a pipe; to eject in a jet; as, an elephant spouts water from his trunk.
Spout (v. t.) To utter magniloquently; to recite in an oratorical or pompous manner.
Spout (v. t.) To pawn; to pledge; as, spout a watch.
Spout (v. t.) That through which anything spouts; a discharging lip, pipe, or orifice; a tube, pipe, or conductor of any kind through which a liquid is poured, or by which it is conveyed in a stream from one place to another; as, the spout of a teapot; a spout for conducting water from the roof of a building.
Spout (v. t.) A trough for conducting grain, flour, etc., into a receptacle.
Spout (v. t.) A discharge or jet of water or other liquid, esp. when rising in a column; also, a waterspout.
Sprag (v. t.) To check the motion of, as a carriage on a steep grade, by putting a sprag between the spokes of the wheel.
Sprag (v. t.) To prop or sustain with a sprag.
Sprain (v. t.) To weaken, as a joint, ligament, or muscle, by sudden and excessive exertion, as by wrenching; to overstrain, or stretch injuriously, but without luxation; as, to sprain one's ankle.
Spraints (v. t.) The dung of an otter.
Spray (v. t.) Water flying in small drops or particles, as by the force of wind, or the dashing of waves, or from a waterfall, and the like.
Spray (v. t.) A jet of fine medicated vapor, used either as an application to a diseased part or to charge the air of a room with a disinfectant or a deodorizer.
Spray (v. t.) An instrument for applying such a spray; an atomizer.
Spray (v. t.) To let fall in the form of spray.
Spray (v. t.) To throw spray upon; to treat with a liquid in the form of spray; as, to spray a wound, or a surgical instrument, with carbolic acid.
Spread (v. t.) To extend in length and breadth, or in breadth only; to stretch or expand to a broad or broader surface or extent; to open; to unfurl; as, to spread a carpet; to spread a tent or a sail.
Spread (v. t.) To extend so as to cover something; to extend to a great or grater extent in every direction; to cause to fill or cover a wide or wider space.
Spread (v. t.) To divulge; to publish, as news or fame; to cause to be more extensively known; to disseminate; to make known fully; as, to spread a report; -- often acompanied by abroad.
Spread (v. t.) To propagate; to cause to affect great numbers; as, to spread a disease.
Spread (v. t.) To diffuse, as emanations or effluvia; to emit; as, odoriferous plants spread their fragrance.
Spread (v. t.) To strew; to scatter over a surface; as, to spread manure; to spread lime on the ground.
Spread (v. t.) To prepare; to set and furnish with provisions; as, to spread a table.
Sprenge (v. t.) To sprinkle; to scatter.
Sprig (v. t.) To mark or adorn with the representation of small branches; to work with sprigs; as, to sprig muslin.
Spright (v. t.) To haunt, as a spright.
Spring (v. t.) To cause to spring up; to start or rouse, as game; to cause to rise from the earth, or from a covert; as, to spring a pheasant.
Spring (v. t.) To produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly.
Spring (v. t.) To cause to explode; as, to spring a mine.
Spring (v. t.) To crack or split; to bend or strain so as to weaken; as, to spring a mast or a yard.
Spring (v. t.) To cause to close suddenly, as the parts of a trap operated by a spring; as, to spring a trap.
Spring (v. t.) To bend by force, as something stiff or strong; to force or put by bending, as a beam into its sockets, and allowing it to straighten when in place; -- often with in, out, etc.; as, to spring in a slat or a bar.
Spring (v. t.) To pass over by leaping; as, to spring a fence.
Springe (v. t.) To catch in a springe; to insnare.
Springe (v. t.) To sprinkle; to scatter.
Sprit (v. t.) To sprout; to bud; to germinate, as barley steeped for malt.
Sprout (v. t.) To shoot, as the seed of a plant; to germinate; to push out new shoots; hence, to grow like shoots of plants.
Sprout (v. t.) To shoot into ramifications.
Sprout (v. t.) To cause to sprout; as, the rain will sprout the seed.
Sprout (v. t.) To deprive of sprouts; as, to sprout potatoes.
Spruce (v. t.) To dress with affected neatness; to trim; to make spruce.
Sprug (v. t.) To make smart.
Spur (v. t.) To prick with spurs; to incite to a more hasty pace; to urge or goad; as, to spur a horse.
Spur (v. t.) To urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous pursuit of an object; to incite; to stimulate; to instigate; to impel; to drive.
Spur (v. t.) To put spurs on; as, a spurred boot.
Spurgall (v. t.) To gall or wound with a spur.
Spurge (v. t.) To emit foam; to froth; -- said of the emission of yeast from beer in course of fermentation.
Spurn (v. t.) To drive back or away, as with the foot; to kick.
Spurn (v. t.) To reject with disdain; to scorn to receive or accept; to treat with contempt.
Spurt (v. t.) To throw out, as a liquid, in a stream or jet; to drive or force out with violence, as a liquid from a pipe or small orifice; as, to spurt water from the mouth.
Spurtle (v. t.) To spurt or shoot in a scattering manner.
Spute (v. t.) To dispute; to discuss.
Sputter (v. t.) To spit out hastily by quick, successive efforts, with a spluttering sound; to utter hastily and confusedly, without control over the organs of speech.
Spy (v. t.) To gain sight of; to discover at a distance, or in a state of concealment; to espy; to see.
Spy (v. t.) To discover by close search or examination.
Spy (v. t.) To explore; to view; inspect; and examine secretly, as a country; -- usually with out.
Squabash (v. t.) To crush; to quash; to squash.
Squabble (v. t.) To disarrange, so that the letters or
Squander (v. t.) To scatter; to disperse.
Squander (v. t.) To spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to dissipate; as, to squander an estate.
Squat (v. t.) To sit down upon the hams or heels; as, the savages squatted near the fire.
Squat (v. t.) To sit close to the ground; to cower; to stoop, or lie close, to escape observation, as a partridge or rabbit.
Squat (v. t.) To settle on another's land without title; also, to settle on common or public lands.
Squat (v. t.) To bruise or make flat by a fall.
Squeeze (v. t.) To press between two bodies; to press together closely; to compress; often, to compress so as to expel juice, moisture, etc.; as, to squeeze an orange with the fingers; to squeeze the hand in friendship.
Squeeze (v. t.) Fig.: To oppress with hardships, burdens, or taxes; to harass; to crush.
Squeeze (v. t.) To force, or cause to pass, by compression; often with out, through, etc.; as, to squeeze water through felt.
Squelch (v. t.) To quell; to crush; to silence or put down.
Squint (v. t.) To turn to an oblique position; to direct obliquely; as, to squint an eye.
Squint (v. t.) To cause to look with noncoincident optic axes.
Souir (v. t.) To throw with a jerk; to throw edge foremost.
Squire (v. t.) To attend as a squire.
Squire (v. t.) To attend as a beau, or gallant, for aid and protection; as, to squire a lady.
Squirr (v. t.) See Squir.
Squirt (v. t.) To drive or eject in a stream out of a narrow pipe or orifice; as, to squirt water.
Stab (v. t.) To pierce with a pointed weapon; to wound or kill by the thrust of a pointed instrument; as, to stab a man with a dagger; also, to thrust; as, to stab a dagger into a person.
Stab (v. t.) Fig.: To injure secretly or by malicious falsehood or slander; as, to stab a person's reputation.
Stabilitate (v. t.) To make stable; to establish.
Stable (v. t.) To fix; to establish.
Stable (v. t.) To put or keep in a stable.
Stablish (v. t.) To settle permanently in a state; to make firm; to establish; to fix.
Staddle (v. t.) To leave the staddles, or saplings, of, as a wood when it is cut.
Staddle (v. t.) To form into staddles, as hay.
Stag (v. t.) To watch; to dog, or keep track of.
Stage (v. t.) To exhibit upon a stage, or as upon a stage; to display publicly.
Stagger (v. t.) To cause to reel or totter.
Stagger (v. t.) To cause to doubt and waver; to make to hesitate; to make less steady or confident; to shock.
Stagger (v. t.) To arrange (a series of parts) on each side of a median
Stagnate (v. t.) To cease to flow; to be motionless; as, blood stagnates in the veins of an animal; hence, to become impure or foul by want of motion; as, air stagnates in a close room.
Stagnate (v. t.) To cease to be brisk or active; to become dull or inactive; as, commerce stagnates; business stagnates.
Stain (v. t.) To discolor by the application of foreign matter; to make foul; to spot; as, to stain the hand with dye; armor stained with blood.
Stain (v. t.) To color, as wood, glass, paper, cloth, or the like, by processess affecting, chemically or otherwise, the material itself; to tinge with a color or colors combining with, or penetrating, the substance; to dye; as, to stain wood with acids, colored washes, paint rubbed in, etc.; to stain glass.
Stain (v. t.) To spot with guilt or infamy; to bring reproach on; to blot; to soil; to tarnish.
Stain (v. t.) To cause to seem inferior or soiled by comparison.
Stake (v. t.) A piece of wood, usually long and slender, pointed at one end so as to be easily driven into the ground as a support or stay; as, a stake to support vines, fences, hedges, etc.
Stake (v. t.) A stick inserted upright in a lop, eye, or mortise, at the side or end of a cart, a flat car, or the like, to prevent goods from falling off.
Stake (v. t.) The piece of timber to which a martyr was affixed to be burned; hence, martyrdom by fire.
Stake (v. t.) A small anvil usually furnished with a tang to enter a hole in a bench top, -- used by tinsmiths, blacksmiths, etc., for light work, punching upon, etc.
Stake (v. t.) That which is laid down as a wager; that which is staked or hazarded; a pledge.
Stake (v. t.) To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants.
Stake (v. t.) To mark the limits of by stakes; -- with out; as, to stake out land; to stake out a new road.
Stake (v. t.) To put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a future contingency; to wager; to pledge.
Stake (v. t.) To pierce or wound with a stake.
Stale (v. t.) To make vapid or tasteless; to destroy the life, beauty, or use of; to wear out.
Stale (v. t.) Something set, or offered to view, as an allurement to draw others to any place or purpose; a decoy; a stool pigeon.
Stale (v. t.) A stalking-horse.
Stale (v. t.) A stalemate.
Stale (v. t.) A laughingstock; a dupe.
Stalemate (v. t.) To subject to a stalemate; hence, to bring to a stand.
Stalk (v. t.) To approach under cover of a screen, or by stealth, for the purpose of killing, as game.
Stall (v. t.) To put into a stall or stable; to keep in a stall or stalls; as, to stall an ox.
Stall (v. t.) To fatten; as, to stall cattle.
Stall (v. t.) To place in an office with the customary formalities; to install.
Stall (v. t.) To plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix; as, to stall a cart.
Stall (v. t.) To forestall; to anticipitate. Having
Stall (v. t.) To keep close; to keep secret.
Stall-feed (v. t.) To feed and fatten in a stall or on dry fodder; as, to stall-feed an ox.
Staminate (v. t.) To indue with stamina.
Stammer (v. t.) To utter or pronounce with hesitation or imperfectly; -- sometimes with out.
Stamp (v. t.) A picture cut in wood or metal, or made by impression; a cut; a plate.
Stamp (v. t.) An offical mark set upon things chargeable with a duty or tax to government, as evidence that the duty or tax is paid; as, the stamp on a bill of exchange.
Stamp (v. t.) Hence, a stamped or printed device, issued by the government at a fixed price, and required by law to be affixed to, or stamped on, certain papers, as evidence that the government dues are paid; as, a postage stamp; a receipt stamp, etc.
Stamp (v. t.) An instrument for cutting out, or shaping, materials, as paper, leather, etc., by a downward pressure.
Stamp (v. t.) A character or reputation, good or bad, fixed on anything as if by an imprinted mark; current value; authority; as, these persons have the stamp of dishonesty; the Scriptures bear the stamp of a divine origin.
Stamp (v. t.) Make; cast; form; character; as, a man of the same stamp, or of a different stamp.
Stamp (v. t.) A kind of heavy hammer, or pestle, raised by water or steam power, for beating ores to powder; anything like a pestle, used for pounding or bathing.
Stamp (v. t.) A half-penny.
Stamp (v. t.) Money, esp. paper money.
Stampede (v. t.) A wild, headlong scamper, or running away, of a number of animals; usually caused by fright; hence, any sudden flight or dispersion, as of a crowd or an army in consequence of a panic.
Stampede (v. t.) To disperse by causing sudden fright, as a herd or drove of animals.
Stanch (v. t.) To stop the flowing of, as blood; to check; also, to stop the flowing of blood from; as, to stanch a wound.
Stanch (v. t.) To extinguish; to quench, as fire or thirst.
Stanch (v. t.) Strong and tight; sound; firm; as, a stanch ship.
Stanch (v. t.) Firm in principle; constant and zealous; loyal; hearty; steady; steadfast; as, a stanch churchman; a stanch friend or adherent.
Stanch (v. t.) Close; secret; private.
Stanch (v. t.) To prop; to make stanch, or strong.
Stand (v. t.) To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat.
Stand (v. t.) To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand.
Stand (v. t.) To abide by; to submit to; to suffer.
Stand (v. t.) To set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on the shelf; to stand a man on his feet.
Stand (v. t.) To be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a treat.
Standardize (v. t.) To reduce to a normal standard; to calculate or adjust the strength of, by means of, and for uses in, analysis.
Staple (v. t.) To sort according to its staple; as, to staple cotton.
Star (v. t.) To set or adorn with stars, or bright, radiating bodies; to bespangle; as, a robe starred with gems.
Starboard (v. t.) That side of a vessel which is on the right hand of a person who stands on board facing the bow; -- opposed to larboard, or port.
Starboard (v. t.) To put to the right, or starboard, side of a vessel; as, to starboard the helm.
Starch (v. t.) To stiffen with starch.
Stare (v. t.) To look earnestly at; to gaze at.
Stark (v. t.) To stiffen.
Start (v. t.) To cause to move suddenly; to disturb suddenly; to startle; to alarm; to rouse; to cause to flee or fly; as, the hounds started a fox.
Start (v. t.) To bring onto being or into view; to originate; to invent.
Start (v. t.) To cause to move or act; to set going, running, or flowing; as, to start a railway train; to start a mill; to start a stream of water; to start a rumor; to start a business.
Start (v. t.) To move suddenly from its place or position; to displace or loosen; to dislocate; as, to start a bone; the storm started the bolts in the vessel.
Start (v. t.) To pour out; to empty; to tap and begin drawing from; as, to start a water cask.
Startle (v. t.) To move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling alarm; to start.
Startle (v. t.) To excite by sudden alarm, surprise, or apprehension; to frighten suddenly and not seriously; to alarm; to surprise.
Startle (v. t.) To deter; to cause to deviate.
Starve (v. t.) To destroy with cold.
Starve (v. t.) To kill with hunger; as, maliciously to starve a man is, in law, murder.
Starve (v. t.) To distress or subdue by famine; as, to starvea garrison into a surrender.
Starve (v. t.) To destroy by want of any kind; as, to starve plans by depriving them of proper light and air.
Starve (v. t.) To deprive of force or vigor; to disable.
State (v. t.) To set; to settle; to establish.
State (v. t.) To express the particulars of; to set down in detail or in gross; to represent fully in words; to narrate; to recite; as, to state the facts of a case, one's opinion, etc.
Station (v. t.) To place; to set; to appoint or assign to the occupation of a post, place, or office; as, to station troops on the right of an army; to station a sentinel on a rampart; to station ships on the coasts of Africa.
Statue (v. t.) To place, as a statue; to form a statue of; to make into a statue.
Statuminate (v. t.) To prop or support.
Stead (v. t.) To help; to support; to benefit; to assist.
Stead (v. t.) To fill place of.
Steady (v. t.) To make steady; to hold or keep from shaking, reeling, or falling; to make or keep firm; to support; to make constant, regular, or resolute.
Steak (v. t.) A slice of beef, broiled, or cut for broiling; -- also extended to the meat of other large animals; as, venison steak; bear steak; pork steak; turtle steak.
Steal (v. t.) To take and carry away, feloniously; to take without right or leave, and with intent to keep wrongfully; as, to steal the personal goods of another.
Steal (v. t.) To withdraw or convey clandestinely (reflexive); hence, to creep furtively, or to insinuate.
Steal (v. t.) To gain by insinuating arts or covert means.
Steal (v. t.) To get into one's power gradually and by imperceptible degrees; to take possession of by a gradual and imperceptible appropriation; -- with away.
Steal (v. t.) To accomplish in a concealed or unobserved manner; to try to carry out secretly; as, to steal a look.
Stealth (v. t.) The act of stealing; theft.
Stealth (v. t.) The thing stolen; stolen property.
Stealth (v. t.) The bringing to pass anything in a secret or concealed manner; a secret procedure; a clandestine practice or action; -- in either a good or a bad sense.
Steam (v. t.) To exhale.
Steam (v. t.) To expose to the action of steam; to apply steam to for softening, dressing, or preparing; as, to steam wood; to steamcloth; to steam food, etc.
Steek (v. t.) Alt. of Steik
Steik (v. t.) To pierce with a sharp instrument; hence, to stitch; to sew; also, to fix; to fasten.
Steen (v. t.) To
Steep (v. t.) To soak in a liquid; to macerate; to extract the essence of by soaking; as, to soften seed by steeping it in water. Often used figuratively.
Steep (v. t.) Making a large angle with the plane of the horizon; ascending or descending rapidly with respect to a horizontal
Steep (v. t.) Difficult of access; not easy reached; lofty; elevated; high.
Steep (v. t.) Excessive; as, a steep price.
Steer (v. t.) To castrate; -- said of male calves.
Steer (v. t.) A rudder or helm.
Steeve (v. t.) To elevate or fix at an angle with the horizon; -- said of the bowsprit, etc.
Steeve (v. t.) To stow, as bales in a vessel's hold, by means of a steeve. See Steeve, n. (b).
Steik (v. t.) See Steek.
Stell (v. t.) To place or fix firmly or permanently.
Stell (v. t.) A prop; a support, as for the feet in standing or cilmbing.
Stell (v. t.) A partial inclosure made by a wall or trees, to serve as a shelter for sheep or cattle.
Stellify (v. t.) To turn into a star; to cause to appear like a star; to place among the stars, or in heaven.
Stem (v. t.) To remove the stem or stems from; as, to stem cherries; to remove the stem and its appendages (ribs and veins) from; as, to stem tobacco leaves.
Stem (v. t.) To ram, as clay, into a blasting hole.
Stem (v. t.) To oppose or cut with, or as with, the stem of a vessel; to resist, or make progress against; to stop or check the flow of, as a current.
Stench (v. t.) To stanch.
Stencil (v. t.) To mark, paint, or color in figures with stencils; to form or print by means of a stencil.
Stenograph (v. t.) To write or report in stenographic characters.
Stent (v. t.) To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.
Step (v. t.) To set, as the foot.
Step (v. t.) To fix the foot of (a mast) in its step; to erect.
Stereotype (v. t.) To prepare for printing in stereotype; to make the stereotype plates of; as, to stereotype the Bible.
Stereotype (v. t.) Fig.: To make firm or permanent; to fix.
Sterilize (v. t.) To make sterile or unproductive; to impoverish, as land; to exhaust of fertility.
Sterilize (v. t.) To deprive of the power of reproducing; to render incapable of germination or fecundation; to make sterile.
Sterilize (v. t.) To destroy all spores or germs in (an organic fluid or mixture), as by heat, so as to prevent the development of bacterial or other organisms.
Stern (v. t.) The helm or tiller of a vessel or boat; also, the rudder.
Stern (v. t.) The after or rear end of a ship or other vessel, or of a boat; the part opposite to the stem, or prow.
Stern (v. t.) Fig.: The post of management or direction.
Stern (v. t.) The hinder part of anything.
Stern (v. t.) The tail of an animal; -- now used only of the tail of a dog.
Stet (v. t.) To cause or direct to remain after having been marked for omission; to mark with the word stet, or with a series of dots below or beside the matter; as, the proof reader stetted a deled footnote.
Stethoscope (v. t.) To auscultate, or examine, with a stethoscope.
Steve (v. t.) To pack or stow, as cargo in a ship's hold. See Steeve.
Stew (v. t.) To boil slowly, or with the simmering or moderate heat; to seethe; to cook in a little liquid, over a gentle fire, without boiling; as, to stew meat; to stew oysters; to stew apples.
Stew (v. t.) A place of stewing or seething; a place where hot bathes are furnished; a hothouse.
Stew (v. t.) A brothel; -- usually in the plural.
Stew (v. t.) A prostitute.
Stew (v. t.) A dish prepared by stewing; as, a stewof pigeons.
Stew (v. t.) A state of agitating excitement; a state of worry; confusion; as, to be in a stew.
Steward (v. t.) To manage as a steward.
Stick (v. t.) A small shoot, or branch, separated, as by a cutting, from a tree or shrub; also, any stem or branch of a tree, of any size, cut for fuel or timber.
Stick (v. t.) Any long and comparatively slender piece of wood, whether in natural form or shaped with tools; a rod; a wand; a staff; as, the stick of a rocket; a walking stick.
Stick (v. t.) Anything shaped like a stick; as, a stick of wax.
Stick (v. t.) A derogatory expression for a person; one who is inert or stupid; as, an odd stick; a poor stick.
Stick (v. t.) A composing stick. See under Composing. It is usually a frame of metal, but for posters, handbills, etc., one made of wood is used.
Stick (v. t.) A thrust with a pointed instrument; a stab.
Stickle (v. t.) To separate, as combatants; hence, to quiet, to appease, as disputants.
Stickle (v. t.) To intervene in; to stop, or put an end to, by intervening; hence, to arbitrate.
Stickleback (v. t.) Any one of numerous species of small fishes of the genus Gasterosteus and allied genera. The back is armed with two or more sharp spines. They inhabit both salt and brackish water, and construct curious nests. Called also sticklebag, sharpling, and prickleback.
Stickler (v. t.) One who stickles.
Stickler (v. t.) One who arbitrates a duel; a sidesman to a fencer; a second; an umpire.
Stickler (v. t.) One who pertinaciously contends for some trifling things, as a point of etiquette; an unreasonable, obstinate contender; as, a stickler for ceremony.
Stiffen (v. t.) To make stiff; to make less pliant or flexible; as, to stiffen cloth with starch.
Stiffen (v. t.) To inspissate; to make more thick or viscous; as, to stiffen paste.
Stiffen (v. t.) To make torpid; to benumb.
Stifle (v. t.) To stop the breath of by crowding something into the windpipe, or introducing an irrespirable substance into the lungs; to choke; to suffocate; to cause the death of by such means; as, to stifle one with smoke or dust.
Stifle (v. t.) To stop; to extinguish; to deaden; to quench; as, to stifle the breath; to stifle a fire or flame.
Stifle (v. t.) To suppress the manifestation or report of; to smother; to conceal from public knowledge; as, to stifle a story; to stifle passion.
Stigma (v. t.) A mark made with a burning iron; a brand.
Stigma (v. t.) Any mark of infamy or disgrace; sign of moral blemish; stain or reproach caused by dishonorable conduct; reproachful characterization.
Stigma (v. t.) That part of a pistil which has no epidermis, and is fitted to receive the pollen. It is usually the terminal portion, and is commonly somewhat glutinous or viscid. See Illust. of Stamen and of Flower.
Stigma (v. t.) A small spot, mark, scar, or a minute hole; -- applied especially to a spot on the outer surface of a Graafian follicle, and to spots of intercellular substance in scaly epithelium, or to minute holes in such spots.
Stigma (v. t.) A red speck upon the skin, produced either by the extravasation of blood, as in the bloody sweat characteristic of certain varieties of religious ecstasy, or by capillary congestion, as in the case of drunkards.
Stigma (v. t.) One of the external openings of the tracheae of insects, myriapods, and other arthropods; a spiracle.
Stigma (v. t.) One of the apertures of the pulmonary sacs of arachnids. See Illust. of Scorpion.
Stigma (v. t.) One of the apertures of the gill of an ascidian, and of Amphioxus.
Stigma (v. t.) A point so connected by any law whatever with another point, called an index, that as the index moves in any manner in a plane the first point or stigma moves in a determinate way in the same plane.
Stigma (v. t.) Marks believed to have been supernaturally impressed upon the bodies of certain persons in imitation of the wounds on the crucified body of Christ. See def. 5, above.
Stigmatize (v. t.) To mark with a stigma, or brand; as, the ancients stigmatized their slaves and soldiers.
Stigmatize (v. t.) To set a mark of disgrace on; to brand with some mark of reproach or infamy.
Stiletto (v. t.) To stab or kill with a stiletto.
Still (v. t.) To cause to fall by drops.
Still (v. t.) To expel spirit from by heat, or to evaporate and condense in a refrigeratory; to distill.
Stilt (v. t.) To raise on stilts, or as if on stilts.
Stiltify (v. t.) To raise upon stilts, or as upon stilts; to stilt.
Stimulate (v. t.) To excite as if with a goad; to excite, rouse, or animate, to action or more vigorous exertion by some pungent motive or by persuasion; as, to stimulate one by the hope of reward, or by the prospect of glory.
Stimulate (v. t.) To excite; to irritate; especially, to excite the activity of (a nerve or an irritable muscle), as by electricity.
Stimulus (v. t.) A goad; hence, something that rouses the mind or spirits; an incentive; as, the hope of gain is a powerful stimulus to labor and action.
Stimulus (v. t.) That which excites or produces a temporary increase of vital action, either in the whole organism or in any of its parts; especially (Physiol.), any substance or agent capable of evoking the activity of a nerve or irritable muscle, or capable of producing an impression upon a sensory organ or more particularly upon its specific end organ.
Sting (v. t.) Any sharp organ of offense and defense, especially when connected with a poison gland, and adapted to inflict a wound by piercing; as the caudal sting of a scorpion. The sting of a bee or wasp is a modified ovipositor. The caudal sting, or spine, of a sting ray is a modified dorsal fin ray. The term is sometimes applied to the fang of a serpent. See Illust. of Scorpion.
Sting (v. t.) A sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which secrets an acrid fluid, as in nettles. The points of these hairs usually break off in the wound, and the acrid fluid is pressed into it.
Sting (v. t.) Anything that gives acute pain, bodily or mental; as, the stings of remorse; the stings of reproach.
Sting (v. t.) The thrust of a sting into the flesh; the act of stinging; a wound inflicted by stinging.
Sting (v. t.) A goad; incitement.
Sting (v. t.) The point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying.
Sting (v. t.) To pierce or wound with a sting; as, bees will sting an animal that irritates them; the nettles stung his hands.
Sting (v. t.) To pain acutely; as, the conscience is stung with remorse; to bite.
Sting (v. t.) To goad; to incite, as by taunts or reproaches.
Stink (v. t.) To cause to stink; to affect by a stink.
Stint (v. t.) To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to restrain; to restrict to a scant allowance.
Stint (v. t.) To put an end to; to stop.
Stint (v. t.) To assign a certain (i. e., limited) task to (a person), upon the performance of which one is excused from further labor for the day or for a certain time; to stent.
Stint (v. t.) To serve successfully; to get with foal; -- said of mares.
Stint (v. t.) Limit; bound; restraint; extent.
Stint (v. t.) Quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted.
Stipend (v. t.) To pay by settled wages.
Stipendiate (v. t.) To provide with a stipend, or salary; to support; to pay.
Stipple (v. t.) To engrave by means of dots, in distinction from engraving in
Stipple (v. t.) To paint, as in water colors, by small, short touches which together produce an even or softly graded surface.
Stir (v. t.) To change the place of in any manner; to move.
Stir (v. t.) To disturb the relative position of the particles of, as of a liquid, by passing something through it; to agitate; as, to stir a pudding with a spoon.
Stir (v. t.) To bring into debate; to agitate; to moot.
Stir (v. t.) To incite to action; to arouse; to instigate; to prompt; to excite.
Stitch (v. t.) To form stitches in; especially, to sew in such a manner as to show on the surface a continuous
Stitch (v. t.) To sew, or unite together by stitches; as, to stitch printed sheets in making a book or a pamphlet.
Stitch (v. t.) To form land into ridges.
Stithy (v. t.) To forge on an anvil.
Stive (v. t.) To stuff; to crowd; to fill full; hence, to make hot and close; to render stifling.
Stoak (v. t.) To stop; to choke.
Stock (v. t.) To lay up; to put aside for future use; to store, as merchandise, and the like.
Stock (v. t.) To provide with material requisites; to store; to fill; to supply; as, to stock a warehouse, that is, to fill it with goods; to stock a farm, that is, to supply it with cattle and tools; to stock land, that is, to occupy it with a permanent growth, especially of grass.
Stock (v. t.) To suffer to retain milk for twenty-four hours or more previous to sale, as cows.
Stock (v. t.) To put in the stocks.
Stockade (v. t.) A
Stockade (v. t.) An inclosure, or pen, made with posts and stakes.
Stockade (v. t.) To surround, fortify, or protect with a stockade.
Stocking (v. t.) To dress in GBs.
Stoke (v. t.) To stick; to thrust; to stab.
Stoke (v. t.) To poke or stir up, as a fire; hence, to tend, as the fire of a furnace, boiler, etc.
Stoker (v. t.) One who is employed to tend a furnace and supply it with fuel, especially the furnace of a locomotive or of a marine steam boiler; also, a machine for feeding fuel to a fire.
Stoker (v. t.) A fire poker.
Stomach (v. t.) To resent; to remember with anger; to dislike.
Stomach (v. t.) To bear without repugnance; to brook.
Stook (v. t.) To set up, as sheaves of grain, in stooks.
Stoom (v. t.) To stum.
Stoop (v. t.) To bend forward and downward; to bow down; as, to stoop the body.
Stoop (v. t.) To cause to inc
Stoop (v. t.) To cause to submit; to prostrate.
Stoop (v. t.) To degrade.
Stop (v. t.) To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop the ears; hence, to stanch, as a wound.
Stop (v. t.) To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road, or passage.
Stop (v. t.) To arrest the progress of; to hinder; to impede; to shut in; as, to stop a traveler; to stop the course of a stream, or a flow of blood.
Stop (v. t.) To hinder from acting or moving; to prevent the effect or efficiency of; to cause to cease; to repress; to restrain; to suppress; to interrupt; to suspend; as, to stop the execution of a decree, the progress of vice, the approaches of old age or infirmity.
Stop (v. t.) To regulate the sounds of, as musical strings, by pressing them against the finger board with the finger, or by shortening in any way the vibrating part.
Stop (v. t.) To point, as a composition; to punctuate.
Stop (v. t.) To make fast; to stopper.
Stope (v. t.) To excavate in the form of stopes.
Stope (v. t.) To fill in with rubbish, as a space from which the ore has been worked out.
Stopper (v. t.) To close or secure with a stopper.
Stopple (v. t.) That which stops or closes the mouth of a vessel; a stopper; as, a glass stopple; a cork stopple.
Stopple (v. t.) To close the mouth of anything with a stopple, or as with a stopple.
Store (v. t.) That which is accumulated, or massed together; a source from which supplies may be drawn; hence, an abundance; a great quantity, or a great number.
Store (v. t.) A place of deposit for goods, esp. for large quantities; a storehouse; a warehouse; a magazine.
Store (v. t.) Any place where goods are sold, whether by wholesale or retail; a shop.
Store (v. t.) Articles, especially of food, accumulated for some specific object; supplies, as of provisions, arms, ammunition, and the like; as, the stores of an army, of a ship, of a family.
Store (v. t.) To collect as a reserved supply; to accumulate; to lay away.
Store (v. t.) To furnish; to supply; to replenish; esp., to stock or furnish against a future time.
Store (v. t.) To deposit in a store, warehouse, or other building, for preservation; to warehouse; as, to store goods.
Storify (v. t.) To form or tell stories of; to narrate or describe in a story.
Storm (v. t.) To assault; to attack, and attempt to take, by scaling walls, forcing gates, breaches, or the like; as, to storm a fortified town.
Story (v. t.) A set of rooms on the same floor or level; a floor, or the space between two floors. Also, a horizontal division of a building's exterior considered architecturally, which need not correspond exactly with the stories within.
Story (v. t.) To tell in historical relation; to make the subject of a story; to narrate or describe in story.
Stove (v. t.) To keep warm, in a house or room, by artificial heat; as, to stove orange trees.
Stove (v. t.) To heat or dry, as in a stove; as, to stove feathers.
Stow (v. t.) To place or arrange in a compact mass; to put in its proper place, or in a suitable place; to pack; as, to stowbags, bales, or casks in a ship's hold; to stow hay in a mow; to stow sheaves.
Stow (v. t.) To put away in some place; to hide; to lodge.
Stow (v. t.) To arrange anything compactly in; to fill, by packing closely; as, to stow a box, car, or the hold of a ship.
Straddle (v. t.) To place one leg on one side and the other on the other side of; to stand or sit astride of; as, to straddle a fence or a horse.
Straggle (v. t.) To wander from the direct course or way; to rove; to stray; to wander from the
Straggle (v. t.) To wander at large; to roam idly about; to ramble.
Straggle (v. t.) To escape or stretch beyond proper limits, as the branches of a plant; to spread widely apart; to shoot too far or widely in growth.
Straggle (v. t.) To be dispersed or separated; to occur at intervals.
Straight (v. t.) To straighten.
Straighten (v. t.) To make straight; to reduce from a crooked to a straight form.
Straighten (v. t.) To make right or correct; to reduce to order; as, to straighten one's affairs; to straighten an account.
Straighten (v. t.) A variant of Straiten.
Strait (v. t.) To put to difficulties.
Straiten (v. t.) To make strait; to make narrow; hence, to contract; to confine.
Straiten (v. t.) To make tense, or tight; to tighten.
Straiten (v. t.) To restrict; to distress or embarrass in respect of means or conditions of life; -- used chiefly in the past participle; -- as, a man straitened in his circumstances.
Stram (v. t.) To spring or recoil with violence.
Stram (v. t.) To dash down; to beat.
Stramash (v. t.) To strike, beat, or bang; to break; to destroy.
Strand (v. t.) To break a strand of (a rope).
Strand (v. t.) To drive on a strand; hence, to run aground; as, to strand a ship.
Strange (v. t.) To alienate; to estrange.
Stranger (v. t.) To estrange; to alienate.
Strangle (v. t.) To compress the windpipe of (a person or animal) until death results from stoppage of respiration; to choke to death by compressing the throat, as with the hand or a rope.
Strangle (v. t.) To stifle, choke, or suffocate in any manner.
Strangle (v. t.) To hinder from appearance; to stifle; to suppress.
Strap (v. t.) To beat or chastise with a strap.
Strap (v. t.) To fasten or bind with a strap.
Strap (v. t.) To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor.
Strappado (v. t.) To punish or torture by the strappado.
Strapple (v. t.) To hold or bind with, or as with, a strap; to entangle.
Stratify (v. t.) To form or deposit in strata, or layers, as substances in the earth; to arrange in strata.
Straught (v. t.) To stretch; to make straight.
Straw (v. t.) To spread or scatter. See Strew, and Strow.
Stray (v. t.) To cause to stray.
Streak (v. t.) To stretch; to extend; hence, to lay out, as a dead body.
Streak (v. t.) To form streaks or stripes in or on; to stripe; to variegate with
Streak (v. t.) With it as an object: To run swiftly.
Stream (v. t.) To send forth in a current or stream; to cause to flow; to pour; as, his eyes streamed tears.
Stream (v. t.) To mark with colors or embroidery in long tracts.
Stream (v. t.) To unfurl.
Streek (v. t.) To stretch; also, to lay out, as a dead body. See Streak.
Streighten (v. t.) See Straiten.
Strein (v. t.) To strain.
Strength (v. t.) To strengthen.
Strengthen (v. t.) To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; as, to strengthen a limb, a bridge, an army; to strengthen an obligation; to strengthen authority.
Strengthen (v. t.) To animate; to encourage; to fix in resolution.
Stress (v. t.) To press; to urge; to distress; to put to difficulties.
Stress (v. t.) To subject to stress, pressure, or strain.
Stretch (v. t.) To reach out; to extend; to put forth.
Stretch (v. t.) To draw out to the full length; to cause to extend in a straight
Stretch (v. t.) To cause to extend in breadth; to spread; to expand; as, to stretch cloth; to stretch the wings.
Stretch (v. t.) To make tense; to tighten; to distend forcibly.
Stretch (v. t.) To draw or pull out to greater length; to strain; as, to stretch a tendon or muscle.
Stretch (v. t.) To exaggerate; to extend too far; as, to stretch the truth; to stretch one's credit.
Strew (v. t.) To scatter; to spread by scattering; to cast or to throw loosely apart; -- used of solids, separated or separable into parts or particles; as, to strew seed in beds; to strew sand on or over a floor; to strew flowers over a grave.
Strew (v. t.) To cover more or less thickly by scattering something over or upon; to cover, or lie upon, by having been scattered; as, they strewed the ground with leaves; leaves strewed the ground.
Strew (v. t.) To spread abroad; to disseminate.
Stricken (v. t.) Whole; entire; -- said of the hour as marked by the striking of a clock.
Stride (v. t.) To walk with long steps, especially in a measured or pompous manner.
Stride (v. t.) To stand with the legs wide apart; to straddle.
Stride (v. t.) To pass over at a step; to step over.
Stride (v. t.) To straddle; to bestride.
Stridulate (v. t.) To make a shrill, creaking noise
Stridulate (v. t.) to make a shrill or musical sound, such as is made by the males of many insects.
Strike (v. t.) To touch or hit with some force, either with the hand or with an instrument; to smite; to give a blow to, either with the hand or with any instrument or missile.
Strike (v. t.) To come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship struck a reef.
Strike (v. t.) To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast.
Strike (v. t.) To stamp or impress with a stroke; to coin; as, to strike coin from metal: to strike dollars at the mint.
Strike (v. t.) To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate; to set in the earth; as, a tree strikes its roots deep.
Strike (v. t.) To punish; to afflict; to smite.
Strike (v. t.) To cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or notify by audible strokes; as, the clock strikes twelve; the drums strike up a march.
Strike (v. t.) To lower; to let or take down; to remove; as, to strike sail; to strike a flag or an ensign, as in token of surrender; to strike a yard or a topmast in a gale; to strike a tent; to strike the centering of an arch.
Strike (v. t.) To make a sudden impression upon, as by a blow; to affect sensibly with some strong emotion; as, to strike the mind, with surprise; to strike one with wonder, alarm, dread, or horror.
Strike (v. t.) To affect in some particular manner by a sudden impression or impulse; as, the plan proposed strikes me favorably; to strike one dead or blind.
Strike (v. t.) To cause or produce by a stroke, or suddenly, as by a stroke; as, to strike a light.
Strike (v. t.) To cause to ignite; as, to strike a match.
Strike (v. t.) To make and ratify; as, to strike a bargain.
Strike (v. t.) To take forcibly or fraudulently; as, to strike money.
Strike (v. t.) To level, as a measure of grain, salt, or the like, by scraping off with a straight instrument what is above the level of the top.
Strike (v. t.) To cut off, as a mortar joint, even with the face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle.
Strike (v. t.) To hit upon, or light upon, suddenly; as, my eye struck a strange word; they soon struck the trail.
Strike (v. t.) To borrow money of; to make a demand upon; as, he struck a friend for five dollars.
Strike (v. t.) To lade into a cooler, as a liquor.
Strike (v. t.) To stroke or pass lightly; to wave.
Strike (v. t.) To advance; to cause to go forward; -- used only in past participle.
String (v. t.) To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin.
String (v. t.) To put in tune the strings of, as a stringed instrument, in order to play upon it.
String (v. t.) To put on a string; to file; as, to string beads.
String (v. t.) To make tense; to strengthen.
String (v. t.) To deprive of strings; to strip the strings from; as, to string beans. See String, n., 9.
Strip (v. t.) To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder; especially, to deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel; as, to strip a man of his possession, his rights, his privileges, his reputation; to strip one of his clothes; to strip a beast of his skin; to strip a tree of its bark.
Strip (v. t.) To divest of clothing; to uncover.
Strip (v. t.) To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc.
Strip (v. t.) To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips.
Strip (v. t.) To deprive of all milk; to milk dry; to draw the last milk from; hence, to milk with a peculiar movement of the hand on the teats at the last of a milking; as, to strip a cow.
Strip (v. t.) To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip.
Strip (v. t.) To pull or tear off, as a covering; to remove; to wrest away; as, to strip the skin from a beast; to strip the bark from a tree; to strip the clothes from a man's back; to strip away all disguisses.
Strip (v. t.) To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped.
Strip (v. t.) To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut); as, the bolt is stripped.
Strip (v. t.) To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.
Strip (v. t.) To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
Strip (v. t.) To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into "hands"; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).
Stripe (v. t.) To make stripes upon; to form with
Stripe (v. t.) To strike; to lash.
Stroke (v. t.) The act of striking; a blow; a hit; a knock; esp., a violent or hostile attack made with the arm or hand, or with an instrument or weapon.
Stroke (v. t.) The result of effect of a striking; injury or affliction; soreness.
Stroke (v. t.) The striking of the clock to tell the hour.
Stroke (v. t.) A gentle, caressing touch or movement upon something; a stroking.
Stroke (v. t.) A mark or dash in writing or printing; a
Stroke (v. t.) Hence, by extension, an addition or amandment to a written composition; a touch; as, to give some finishing strokes to an essay.
Stroke (v. t.) A sudden attack of disease; especially, a fatal attack; a severe disaster; any affliction or calamity, especially a sudden one; as, a stroke of apoplexy; the stroke of death.
Stroke (v. t.) A throb or beat, as of the heart.
Stroke (v. t.) One of a series of beats or movements against a resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is accomplished; as, the stroke of a bird's wing in flying, or an oar in rowing, of a skater, swimmer, etc.
Stroke (v. t.) The rate of succession of stroke; as, a quick stroke.
Stroke (v. t.) The oar nearest the stern of a boat, by which the other oars are guided; -- called also stroke oar.
Stroke (v. t.) The rower who pulls the stroke oar; the strokesman.
Stroke (v. t.) A powerful or sudden effort by which something is done, produced, or accomplished; also, something done or accomplished by such an effort; as, a stroke of genius; a stroke of business; a master stroke of policy.
Stroke (v. t.) The movement, in either direction, of the piston plunger, piston rod, crosshead, etc., as of a steam engine or a pump, in which these parts have a reciprocating motion; as, the forward stroke of a piston; also, the entire distance passed through, as by a piston, in such a movement; as, the piston is at half stroke.
Stroke (v. t.) Power; influence.
Stroke (v. t.) Appetite.
Stroke (v. t.) To strike.
Stroke (v. t.) To rib gently in one direction; especially, to pass the hand gently over by way of expressing kindness or tenderness; to caress; to soothe.
Stroke (v. t.) To make smooth by rubbing.
Stroke (v. t.) To give a finely fluted surface to.
Stroke (v. t.) To row the stroke oar of; as, to stroke a boat.
Strop (v. t.) To draw over, or rub upon, a strop with a view to sharpen; as, to strop a razor.
Strout (v. t.) To cause to project or swell out; to enlarge affectedly; to strut.
Strow (v. t.) Same as Strew.
Strumpet (v. t.) To debauch.
Strumpet (v. t.) To dishonor with the reputation of being a strumpet; hence, to belie; to slander.
Strut (v. t.) To swell; to bulge out.
Strut (v. t.) To walk with a lofty, proud gait, and erect head; to walk with affected dignity.
Strut (v. t.) To hold apart. Cf. Strut, n., 3.
Stub (v. t.) To grub up by the roots; to extirpate; as, to stub up edible roots.
Stub (v. t.) To remove stubs from; as, to stub land.
Stub (v. t.) To strike as the toes, against a stub, stone, or other fixed object.
Stucco (v. t.) To overlay or decorate with stucco, or fine plaster.
Stud (v. t.) To adorn with shining studs, or knobs.
Stud (v. t.) To set with detached ornaments or prominent objects; to set thickly, as with studs.
Study (v. t.) To apply the mind to; to read and examine for the purpose of learning and understanding; as, to study law or theology; to study languages.
Study (v. t.) To consider attentively; to examine closely; as, to study the work of nature.
Study (v. t.) To form or arrange by previous thought; to con over, as in committing to memory; as, to study a speech.
Study (v. t.) To make an object of study; to aim at sedulously; to devote one's thoughts to; as, to study the welfare of others; to study variety in composition.
Stuff (v. t.) Material which is to be worked up in any process of manufacture.
Stuff (v. t.) The fundamental material of which anything is made up; elemental part; essence.
Stuff (v. t.) Woven material not made into garments; fabric of any kind; specifically, any one of various fabrics of wool or worsted; sometimes, worsted fiber.
Stuff (v. t.) Furniture; goods; domestic vessels or utensils.
Stuff (v. t.) A medicine or mixture; a potion.
Stuff (v. t.) Refuse or worthless matter; hence, also, foolish or irrational language; nonsense; trash.
Stuff (v. t.) A melted mass of turpentine, tallow, etc., with which the masts, sides, and bottom of a ship are smeared for lubrication.
Stuff (v. t.) Paper stock ground ready for use.
Stultify (v. t.) To make foolish; to make a fool of; as, to stultify one by imposition; to stultify one's self by silly reasoning or conduct.
Stultify (v. t.) To regard as a fool, or as foolish.
Stultify (v. t.) To allege or prove to be of unsound mind, so that the performance of some act may be avoided.
Stum (v. t.) To renew, as wine, by mixing must with it and raising a new fermentation.
Stumble (v. t.) To cause to stumble or trip.
Stumble (v. t.) Fig.: To mislead; to confound; to perplex; to cause to err or to fall.
Stump (v. t.) To cut off a part of; to reduce to a stump; to lop.
Stump (v. t.) To strike, as the toes, against a stone or something fixed; to stub.
Stump (v. t.) To challenge; also, to nonplus.
Stump (v. t.) To travel over, delivering speeches for electioneering purposes; as, to stump a State, or a district. See To go on the stump, under Stump, n.
Stun (v. t.) To make senseless or dizzy by violence; to render senseless by a blow, as on the head.
Stun (v. t.) To dull or deaden the sensibility of; to overcome; especially, to overpower one's sense of hearing.
Stun (v. t.) To astonish; to overpower; to bewilder.
Stunt (v. t.) To hinder from growing to the natural size; to prevent the growth of; to stint, to dwarf; as, to stunt a child; to stunt a plant.
Stupe (v. t.) Cloth or flax dipped in warm water or medicaments and applied to a hurt or sore.
Stupe (v. t.) To foment with a stupe.
Stupefy (v. t.) To make stupid; to make dull; to blunt the faculty of perception or understanding in; to deprive of sensibility; to make torpid.
Stupefy (v. t.) To deprive of material mobility.
Stupify (v. t.) See Stupefy.
Stuprate (v. t.) To ravish; to debauch.
Sturb (v. t.) To disturb.
Sty (v. t.) To shut up in, or as in, a sty.
Style (v. t.) An instrument used by the ancients in writing on tablets covered with wax, having one of its ends sharp, and the other blunt, and somewhat expanded, for the purpose of making erasures by smoothing the wax.
Style (v. t.) Hence, anything resembling the ancient style in shape or use.
Style (v. t.) A pen; an author's pen.
Style (v. t.) A sharp-pointed tool used in engraving; a graver.
Style (v. t.) A kind of blunt-pointed surgical instrument.
Style (v. t.) A long, slender, bristlelike process, as the anal styles of insects.
Style (v. t.) The pin, or gnomon, of a dial, the shadow of which indicates the hour. See Gnomon.
Style (v. t.) The elongated part of a pistil between the ovary and the stigma. See Illust. of Stamen, and of Pistil.
Style (v. t.) Mode of expressing thought in language, whether oral or written; especially, such use of language in the expression of thought as exhibits the spirit and faculty of an artist; choice or arrangement of words in discourse; rhetorical expression.
Style (v. t.) Mode of presentation, especially in music or any of the fine arts; a characteristic of peculiar mode of developing in idea or accomplishing a result.
Style (v. t.) Conformity to a recognized standard; manner which is deemed elegant and appropriate, especially in social demeanor; fashion.
Style (v. t.) Mode or phrase by which anything is formally designated; the title; the official designation of any important body; mode of address; as, the style of Majesty.
Style (v. t.) A mode of reckoning time, with regard to the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
Style (v. t.) To entitle; to term, name, or call; to denominate.
Suade (v. t.) To persuade.
Suage (v. t.) To assuage.
Suavify (v. t.) To make affable or suave.
Subact (v. t.) To reduce; to subdue.
Subaid (v. t.) To aid secretly; to assist in a private manner, or indirectly.
Subaud (v. t.) To understand or supply in an ellipsis.
Subdelegate (v. t.) To appoint to act as subdelegate, or as a subordinate; to depete.
Subdiversify (v. t.) To diversify aggain what is already diversified.
Subdivide (v. t.) To divide the parts of (anything) into more parts; to part into smaller divisions; to divide again, as what has already been divided.
Subduce (v. t.) Alt. of Subduct
Subduct (v. t.) To withdraw; to take away.
Subduct (v. t.) To subtract by arithmetical operation; to deduct.
Subdue (v. t.) To bring under; to conquer by force or the exertion of superior power, and bring into permanent subjection; to reduce under dominion; to vanquish.
Subdue (v. t.) To overpower so as to disable from further resistance; to crush.
Subdue (v. t.) To destroy the force of; to overcome; as, medicines subdue a fever.
Subdue (v. t.) To render submissive; to bring under command; to reduce to mildness or obedience; to tame; as, to subdue a stubborn child; to subdue the temper or passions.
Subdue (v. t.) To overcome, as by persuasion or other mild means; as, to subdue opposition by argument or entreaties.
Subdue (v. t.) To reduce to tenderness; to melt; to soften; as, to subdue ferocity by tears.
Subdue (v. t.) To make mellow; to break, as land; also, to destroy, as weeds.
Subdue (v. t.) To reduce the intensity or degree of; to tone down; to soften; as, to subdue the brilliancy of colors.
Subhumerate (v. t.) To place the shoulders under; to bear.
Subindicate (v. t.) To indicate by signs or hints; to indicate imperfectly.
Subinduce (v. t.) To insinuate; to offer indirectly.
Subject (v. t.) To bring under control, power, or dominion; to make subject; to subordinate; to subdue.
Subject (v. t.) To expose; to make obnoxious or liable; as, credulity subjects a person to impositions.
Subject (v. t.) To submit; to make accountable.
Subject (v. t.) To make subservient.
Subject (v. t.) To cause to undergo; as, to subject a substance to a white heat; to subject a person to a rigid test.
Subjoin (v. t.) To add after something else has been said or written; to ANNEX; as, to subjoin an argument or reason.
Subjugate (v. t.) To subdue, and bring under the yoke of power or dominion; to conquer by force, and compel to submit to the government or absolute control of another; to vanquish.
Sublate (v. t.) To take or carry away; to remove.
Sublet (v. t.) To underlet; to lease, as when a lessee leases to another person.
Sublimable (v. t.) Capable of being sublimed or sublimated.
Sublimate (v. t.) To bring by heat into the state of vapor, which, on cooling, returns again to the solid state; as, to sublimate sulphur or camphor.
Sublimate (v. t.) To refine and exalt; to heighten; to elevate.
Sublime (v. t.) To raise on high.
Sublime (v. t.) To subject to the process of sublimation; to heat, volatilize, and condense in crystals or powder; to distill off, and condense in solid form; hence, also, to purify.
Sublime (v. t.) To exalt; to heighten; to improve; to purify.
Sublime (v. t.) To dignify; to ennoble.
Submerge (v. t.) To put under water; to plunge.
Submerge (v. t.) To cover or overflow with water; to inundate; to flood; to drown.
Subminister (v. t.) To supply; to afford.
Subministrate (v. t.) To supply; to afford; to subminister.
Submit (v. t.) To let down; to lower.
Submit (v. t.) To put or place under.
Submit (v. t.) To yield, resign, or surrender to power, will, or authority; -- often with the reflexive pronoun.
Submit (v. t.) To leave or commit to the discretion or judgment of another or others; to refer; as, to submit a controversy to arbitrators; to submit a question to the court; -- often followed by a dependent proposition as the object.
Submonish (v. t.) To suggest; to prompt.
Subnect (v. t.) To tie or fasten beneath; to join beneath.
Subnex (v. t.) To subjoin; to subnect.
Subordinate (v. t.) To place in a lower order or class; to make or consider as of less value or importance; as, to subordinate one creature to another.
Subordinate (v. t.) To make subject; to subject or subdue; as, to subordinate the passions to reason.
Suborn (v. t.) To procure or cause to take a false oath amounting to perjury, such oath being actually taken.
Suborn (v. t.) To procure privately, or by collusion; to procure by indirect means; to incite secretly; to instigate.
Subpoena (v. t.) To serve with a writ of subpoena; to command attendance in court by a legal writ, under a penalty in case of disobedience.
Subrogate (v. t.) To put in the place of another; to substitute.
Subscribe (v. t.) To write underneath, as one's name; to sign (one's name) to a document.
Subscribe (v. t.) To sign with one's own hand; to give consent to, as something written, or to bind one's self to the terms of, by writing one's name beneath; as, parties subscribe a covenant or contract; a man subscribes a bond.
Subscribe (v. t.) To attest by writing one's name beneath; as, officers subscribe their official acts, and secretaries and clerks subscribe copies or records.
Subscribe (v. t.) To promise to give, by writing one's name with the amount; as, each man subscribed ten dollars.
Subscribe (v. t.) To sign away; to yield; to surrender.
Subscribe (v. t.) To declare over one's signature; to publish.
Subsecute (v. t.) To follow closely, or so as to overtake; to pursue.
Subserve (v. t.) To serve in subordination or instrumentally; to be subservient to; to help forward; to promote.
Subsidize (v. t.) To furnish with a subsidy; to purchase the assistance of by the payment of a subsidy; to aid or promote, as a private enterprise, with public money; as, to subsidize a steamship
Subsign (v. t.) To sign beneath; to subscribe.
Subsist (v. t.) To support with provisions; to feed; to maintain; as, to subsist one's family.
Subsoil (v. t.) To turn up the subsoil of.
Substance (v. t.) To furnish or endow with substance; to supply property to; to make rich.
Substantialize (v. t.) To make substantial.
Substantiate (v. t.) To make to exist; to make real.
Substantiate (v. t.) To establish the existence or truth of by proof or competent evidence; to verify; as, to substantiate a charge or allegation; to substantiate a declaration.
Substantive (v. t.) To substantivize.
Substantivize (v. t.) To convert into a substantive; as, to substantivize an adjective.
Substract (v. t.) To subtract; to withdraw.
Substrate (v. t.) To strew or lay under anything.
Substruct (v. t.) To build beneath something; to lay as the foundation.
Subsume (v. t.) To take up into or under, as individual under species, species under genus, or particular under universal; to place (any one cognition) under another as belonging to it; to include under something else.
Subtend (v. t.) To extend under, or be opposed to; as, the
Subtiliate (v. t.) To make thin or rare.
Subtilize (v. t.) To make thin or fine; to make less gross or coarse.
Subtilize (v. t.) To refine; to spin into niceties; as, to subtilize arguments.
Subtract (v. t.) To withdraw, or take away, as a part from the whole; to deduct; as, subtract 5 from 9, and the remainder is 4.
Subtrude (v. t.) To place under; to insert.
Subvention (v. t.) To subventionize.
Subventionize (v. t.) To come to the aid of; to subsidize; to support.
Subverse (v. t.) To subvert.
Subvert (v. t.) To overturn from the foundation; to overthrow; to ruin utterly.
Subvert (v. t.) To pervert, as the mind, and turn it from the truth; to corrupt; to confound.
Succeed (v. t.) To follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of; as, the king's eldest son succeeds his father on the throne; autumn succeeds summer.
Succeed (v. t.) To fall heir to; to inherit.
Succeed (v. t.) To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue.
Succeed (v. t.) To support; to prosper; to promote.
Succor (v. t.) To run to, or run to support; hence, to help or relieve when in difficulty, want, or distress; to assist and deliver from suffering; to relieve; as, to succor a besieged city.
Succor (v. t.) Aid; help; assistance; esp., assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress.
Succor (v. t.) The person or thing that brings relief.
Succumb (v. t.) To yield; to submit; to give up unresistingly; as, to succumb under calamities; to succumb to disease.
Succursal (v. t.) Serving to aid or help; serving as a chapel of ease; tributary.
Suck (v. t.) To draw, as a liquid, by the action of the mouth and tongue, which tends to produce a vacuum, and causes the liquid to rush in by atmospheric pressure; to draw, or apply force to, by exhausting the air.
Suck (v. t.) To draw liquid from by the action of the mouth; as, to suck an orange; specifically, to draw milk from (the mother, the breast, etc.) with the mouth; as, the young of an animal sucks the mother, or dam; an infant sucks the breast.
Suck (v. t.) To draw in, or imbibe, by any process resembles sucking; to inhale; to absorb; as, to suck in air; the roots of plants suck water from the ground.
Suck (v. t.) To draw or drain.
Suck (v. t.) To draw in, as a whirlpool; to swallow up.
Sucker (v. t.) To strip off the suckers or shoots from; to deprive of suckers; as, to sucker maize.
Sucket (v. t.) A sweetmeat; a dainty morsel.
Suckle (v. t.) To give suck to; to nurse at the breast.
Suckling (v. t.) A young child or animal nursed at the breast.
Suckling (v. t.) A small kind of yellow clover (Trifolium filiforme) common in Southern Europe.
Suction (v. t.) The act or process of sucking; the act of drawing, as fluids, by exhausting the air.
Sue (v. t.) To follow up; to chase; to seek after; to endeavor to win; to woo.
Sue (v. t.) To seek justice or right from, by legal process; to institute process in law against; to bring an action against; to prosecute judicially.
Sue (v. t.) To proceed with, as an action, and follow it up to its proper termination; to gain by legal process.
Sue (v. t.) To clean, as the beak; -- said of a hawk.
Sue (v. t.) To leave high and dry on shore; as, to sue a ship.
Suffer (v. t.) To feel, or endure, with pain, annoyance, etc.; to submit to with distress or grief; to undergo; as, to suffer pain of body, or grief of mind.
Suffer (v. t.) To endure or undergo without sinking; to support; to sustain; to bear up under.
Suffer (v. t.) To undergo; to be affected by; to sustain; to experience; as, most substances suffer a change when long exposed to air and moisture; to suffer loss or damage.
Suffer (v. t.) To allow; to permit; not to forbid or hinder; to tolerate.
Suffice (v. t.) To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.
Suffice (v. t.) To furnish; to supply adequately.
Suffix (v. t.) To add or annex to the end, as a letter or syllable to a word; to append.
Sufflaminate (v. t.) To retard the motion of, as a carriage, by preventing one or more of its wheels from revolving, either by means of a chain or otherwise.
Sufflaminate (v. t.) Hence, to stop; to impede.
Sufflate (v. t.) To blow up; to inflate; to inspire.
Suffocate (v. t.) To choke or kill by stopping respiration; to stifle; to smother.
Suffocate (v. t.) To destroy; to extinguish; as, to suffocate fire.
Suffrage (v. t.) To vote for; to elect.
Suffumigate (v. t.) To apply fumes or smoke to the parts of, as to the body in medicine; to fumigate in part.
Suffuse (v. t.) To overspread, as with a fluid or tincture; to fill or cover, as with something fluid; as, eyes suffused with tears; cheeks suffused with blushes.
Sugar (v. t.) To impregnate, season, cover, or sprinkle with sugar; to mix sugar with.
Sugar (v. t.) To cover with soft words; to disguise by flattery; to compliment; to sweeten; as, to sugar reproof.
Suggest (v. t.) To introduce indirectly to the thoughts; to cause to be thought of, usually by the agency of other objects.
Suggest (v. t.) To propose with difference or modesty; to hint; to intimate; as, to suggest a difficulty.
Suggest (v. t.) To seduce; to prompt to evil; to tempt.
Suggest (v. t.) To inform secretly.
Suggil (v. t.) To defame.
Suggillate (v. t.) To beat livid, or black and blue.
Suit (v. t.) To fit; to adapt; to make proper or suitable; as, to suit the action to the word.
Suit (v. t.) To be fitted to; to accord with; to become; to befit.
Suit (v. t.) To dress; to clothe.
Suit (v. t.) To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to suit one's taste.
Sullen (v. t.) To make sullen or sluggish.
Sullevate (v. t.) To rouse; to excite.
Sulliage (v. t.) Foulness; filth.
Sully (v. t.) To soil; to dirty; to spot; to tarnish; to stain; to darken; -- used literally and figuratively; as, to sully a sword; to sully a person's reputation.
Sulphurate (v. t.) To sulphurize.
Sulphurize (v. t.) To combine or impregnate with sulphur or any of its compounds; as, to sulphurize caoutchouc in vulcanizing.
Sum (v. t.) To bring together into one whole; to collect into one amount; to cast up, as a column of figures; to ascertain the totality of; -- usually with up.
Sum (v. t.) To bring or collect into a small compass; to comprise in a few words; to condense; -- usually with up.
Sum (v. t.) To have (the feathers) full grown; to furnish with complete, or full-grown, plumage.
Summarize (v. t.) To comprise in, or reduce to, a summary; to present briefly.
Summation (v. t.) The act of summing, or forming a sum, or total amount; also, an aggregate.
Summer (v. t.) To keep or carry through the summer; to feed during the summer; as, to summer stock.
Summer-fallow (v. t.) To plow and work in summer, in order to prepare for wheat or other crop; to plow and let lie fallow.
Summerstir (v. t.) To summer-fallow.
Summon (v. t.) To call, bid, or cite; to notify to come to appear; -- often with up.
Summon (v. t.) To give notice to, or command to appear, as in court; to cite by authority; as, to summon witnesses.
Summon (v. t.) To call upon to surrender, as a fort.
Summoner (v. t.) One who summons; one who cites by authority; specifically, a petty officer formerly employed to summon persons to appear in court; an apparitor.
Summons (v. t.) To summon.
Sun (v. t.) To expose to the sun's rays; to warm or dry in the sun; as, to sun cloth; to sun grain.
Sunburn (v. t.) To burn or discolor by the sun; to tan.
Sunder (v. t.) To disunite in almost any manner, either by rending, cutting, or breaking; to part; to put or keep apart; to separate; to divide; to sever; as, to sunder a rope; to sunder a limb; to sunder friends.
Sunder (v. t.) A separation into parts; a division or severance.
Sunder (v. t.) To expose to the sun and wind.
Sundry (v. t.) Several; divers; more than one or two; various.
Sundry (v. t.) Separate; diverse.
Sup (v. t.) To take into the mouth with the lips, as a liquid; to take or drink by a little at a time; to sip.
Sup (v. t.) To treat with supper.
Superadd (v. t.) To add over and above; to add to what has been added; to annex, as something extrinsic.
Superannuate (v. t.) To impair or disquality on account of age or infirmity.
Superannuate (v. t.) To give a pension to, on account of old age or other infirmity; to cause to retire from service on a pension.
Superbiate (v. t.) To make (a person) haughty.
Supercharge (v. t.) To charge (a bearing) upon another bearing; as, to supercharge a rose upon a fess.
Superexalt (v. t.) To exalt to a superior degree; to exalt above others.
Superfete (v. t.) To conceive (another fetus) after a former conception.
Superficialize (v. t.) To attend to, or to treat, superficially, or in a shallow or slighting way.
Superheat (v. t.) To heat too much, to overheat; as, to superheat an oven.
Superheat (v. t.) To heat, as steam, apart from contact with water, until it resembles a perfect gas.
Superimpose (v. t.) To lay or impose on something else; as, a stratum of earth superimposed on another stratum.
Superinduce (v. t.) To bring in, or upon, as an addition to something.
Superinfuse (v. t.) To infuse over.
Superinspect (v. t.) To over see; to superintend by inspection.
Superintend (v. t.) To have or exercise the charge and oversight of; to oversee with the power of direction; to take care of with authority; to supervise; as, an officer superintends the building of a ship or the construction of a fort.
Supernaturalize (v. t.) To treat or regard as supernatural.
Superplease (v. t.) To please exceedingly.
Superponderate (v. t.) To wiegh over and above.
Superpose (v. t.) To lay upon, as one kind of rock on another.
Superpose (v. t.) To lay (a figure) upon another in such a manner that all the parts of the one coincide with the parts of the other; as, to superpose one plane figure on another.
Superpraise (v. t.) To praise to excess.
Superreward (v. t.) To reward to an excessive degree.
Supersaturate (v. t.) To add to beyond saturation; as, to supersaturate a solution.
Superscribe (v. t.) To write or engrave (a name, address, inscription, or the like) on the top or surface; to write a name, address, or the like, on the outside or cover of (anything); as, to superscribe a letter.
Supersede (v. t.) To come, or be placed, in the room of; to replace.
Supersede (v. t.) To displace, or set aside, and put another in place of; as, to supersede an officer.
Supersede (v. t.) To make void, inefficacious, or useless, by superior power, or by coming in the place of; to set aside; to render unnecessary; to suspend; to stay.
Supersede (v. t.) To omit; to forbear.
Superseminate (v. t.) To sow, as seed, over something previously sown.
Superstrain (v. t.) To overstrain.
Superstruct (v. t.) To build over or upon another structure; to erect upon a foundation.
Supersulphurize (v. t.) To impregnate or combine with an excess of sulphur.
Supervise (v. t.) To oversee for direction; to superintend; to inspect with authority; as, to supervise the construction of a steam engine, or the printing of a book.
Supervise (v. t.) To look over so as to read; to peruse.
Supervive (v. t.) To survive; to outlive.
Supparasite (v. t.) To flatter; to cajole; to act the parasite.
Suppeditate (v. t.) To supply; to furnish.
Supper (v. t.) To supply with supper.
Supplace (v. t.) To replace.
Supple (v. t.) To make soft and pliant; to render flexible; as, to supple leather.
Supple (v. t.) To make compliant, submissive, or obedient.
Supplement (v. t.) That which supplies a deficiency, or meets a want; a store; a supply.
Supplement (v. t.) That which fills up, completes, or makes an addition to, something already organized, arranged, or set apart; specifically, a part added to, or issued as a continuation of, a book or paper, to make good its deficiencies or correct its errors.
Supplement (v. t.) The number of degrees which, if added to a specified arc, make it 180!; the quantity by which an arc or an angle falls short of 180 degrees, or an arc falls short of a semicircle.
Supplement (v. t.) To fill up or supply by addition; to add something to.
Supplicate (v. t.) To entreat for; to seek by earnest prayer; to ask for earnestly and humbly; as, to supplicate blessings on Christian efforts to spread the gospel.
Supplicate (v. t.) To address in prayer; to entreat as a supplicant; as, to supplicate the Deity.
Supply (v. t.) To fill up, or keep full; to furnish with what is wanted; to afford, or furnish with, a sufficiency; as, rivers are supplied by smaller streams; an aqueduct supplies an artificial lake; -- often followed by with before the thing furnished; as, to supply a furnace with fuel; to supply soldiers with ammunition.
Supply (v. t.) To serve instead of; to take the place of.
Supply (v. t.) To fill temporarily; to serve as substitute for another in, as a vacant place or office; to occupy; to have possession of; as, to supply a pulpit.
Supply (v. t.) To give; to bring or furnish; to provide; as, to supply money for the war.
Support (v. t.) To bear by being under; to keep from falling; to uphold; to sustain, in a literal or physical sense; to prop up; to bear the weight of; as, a pillar supports a structure; an abutment supports an arch; the trunk of a tree supports the branches.
Support (v. t.) To endure without being overcome, exhausted, or changed in character; to sustain; as, to support pain, distress, or misfortunes.
Support (v. t.) To keep from failing or sinking; to solace under affictive circumstances; to assist; to encourage; to defend; as, to support the courage or spirits.
Support (v. t.) To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain; as, to support the character of King Lear.
Support (v. t.) To furnish with the means of sustenance or livelihood; to maintain; to provide for; as, to support a family; to support the ministers of the gospel.
Support (v. t.) To carry on; to enable to continue; to maintain; as, to support a war or a contest; to support an argument or a debate.
Support (v. t.) To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain; as, the testimony is not sufficient to support the charges; the evidence will not support the statements or allegations.
Support (v. t.) To vindicate; to maintain; to defend successfully; as, to be able to support one's own cause.
Support (v. t.) To uphold by aid or countenance; to aid; to help; to back up; as, to support a friend or a party; to support the present administration.
Support (v. t.) A attend as an honorary assistant; as, a chairman supported by a vice chairman; O'Connell left the prison, supported by his two sons.
Suppose (v. t.) To represent to one's self, or state to another, not as true or real, but as if so, and with a view to some consequence or application which the reality would involve or admit of; to imagine or admit to exist, for the sake of argument or illustration; to assume to be true; as, let us suppose the earth to be the center of the system, what would be the result?
Suppose (v. t.) To imagine; to believe; to receive as true.
Suppose (v. t.) To require to exist or to be true; to imply by the laws of thought or of nature; as, purpose supposes foresight.
Suppose (v. t.) To put by fraud in the place of another.
Suppress (v. t.) To overpower and crush; to subdue; to put down; to quell.
Suppress (v. t.) To keep in; to restrain from utterance or vent; as, to suppress the voice; to suppress a smile.
Suppress (v. t.) To retain without disclosure; to conceal; not to reveal; to prevent publication of; as, to suppress evidence; to suppress a pamphlet; to suppress the truth.
Suppress (v. t.) To stop; to restrain; to arrest the discharges of; as, to suppress a diarrhea, or a hemorrhage.
Supprise (v. t.) To surprise.
Suppurate (v. t.) To cause to generate pus; as, to suppurate a sore.
Supputate (v. t.) To suppute.
Suppute (v. t.) To reckon; to compute; to suppose; to impute.
Surbate (v. t.) To make sore or bruise, as the feet by travel.
Surbate (v. t.) To harass; to fatigue.
Surbeat (v. t.) Same as Surbate.
Surbed (v. t.) To set edgewise, as a stone; that is, to set it in a position different from that which it had in the quarry.
Surbet (v. t.) Same as Surbate.
Surcease (v. t.) To cause to cease; to end.
Surcharge (v. t.) To overload; to overburden; to overmatch; to overcharge; as, to surcharge a beast or a ship; to surcharge a cannon.
Surcharge (v. t.) To overstock; especially, to put more cattle into, as a common, than the person has a right to do, or more than the herbage will sustain. Blackstone.
Surcharge (v. t.) To show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given.
Surcloy (v. t.) To surfeit.
Surculate (v. t.) To purne; to trim.
Surety (v. t.) To act as surety for.
Surface (v. t.) To give a surface to; especially, to cause to have a smooth or plain surface; to make smooth or plain.
Surface (v. t.) To work over the surface or soil of, as ground, in hunting for gold.
Surfeit (v. t.) To feed so as to oppress the stomach and derange the function of the system; to overfeed, and produce satiety, sickness, or uneasiness; -- often reflexive; as, to surfeit one's self with sweets.
Surfeit (v. t.) To fill to satiety and disgust; to cloy; as, he surfeits us with compliments.
Surfel (v. t.) Alt. of Surfle
Surfle (v. t.) To wash, as the face, with a cosmetic water, said by some to be prepared from the sulphur.
Surmise (v. t.) To imagine without certain knowledge; to infer on slight grounds; to suppose, conjecture, or suspect; to guess.
Surname (v. t.) To name or call by an appellation added to the original name; to give a surname to.
Suroxidate (v. t.) To combine with oxygen so as to form a suroxide or peroxide.
Surpass (v. t.) To go beyond in anything good or bad; to exceed; to excel.
Surphul (v. t.) To surfel.
Surrein (v. t.) To override; to exhaust by riding.
Surrender (v. t.) To yield to the power of another; to give or deliver up possession of (anything) upon compulsion or demand; as, to surrender one's person to an enemy or to an officer; to surrender a fort or a ship.
Surrender (v. t.) To give up possession of; to yield; to resign; as, to surrender a right, privilege, or advantage.
Surrender (v. t.) To yield to any influence, emotion, passion, or power; -- used reflexively; as, to surrender one's self to grief, to despair, to indolence, or to sleep.
Surrender (v. t.) To yield; to render or deliver up; to give up; as, a principal surrendered by his bail, a fugitive from justice by a foreign state, or a particular estate by the tenant thereof to him in remainder or reversion.
Surrogate (v. t.) To put in the place of another; to substitute.
Surround (v. t.) To inclose on all sides; to encompass; to environ.
Surround (v. t.) To lie or be on all sides of; to encircle; as, a wall surrounds the city.
Surround (v. t.) To pass around; to travel about; to circumnavigate; as, to surround the world.
Surround (v. t.) To inclose, as a body of troops, between hostile forces, so as to cut off means of communication or retreat; to invest, as a city.
Surstyle (v. t.) To surname.
Surtax (v. t.) To impose an additional tax on.
Survene (v. t.) To supervene upon; to come as an addition to.
Survey (v. t.) To inspect, or take a view of; to view with attention, as from a high place; to overlook; as, to stand on a hill, and survey the surrounding country.
Survey (v. t.) To view with a scrutinizing eye; to examine.
Survey (v. t.) To examine with reference to condition, situation, value, etc.; to examine and ascertain the state of; as, to survey a building in order to determine its value and exposure to loss by fire.
Survey (v. t.) To determine the form, extent, position, etc., of, as a tract of land, a coast, harbor, or the like, by means of
Survey (v. t.) To examine and ascertain, as the boundaries and royalties of a manor, the tenure of the tenants, and the rent and value of the same.
Surview (v. t.) To survey; to make a survey of.
Survise (v. t.) To look over; to supervise.
Survive (v. t.) To live beyond the life or existence of; to live longer than; to outlive; to outlast; as, to survive a person or an event.
Suscitate (v. t.) To rouse; to excite; to call into life and action.
Suspect (v. t.) To imagine to exist; to have a slight or vague opinion of the existence of, without proof, and often upon weak evidence or no evidence; to mistrust; to surmise; -- commonly used regarding something unfavorable, hurtful, or wrong; as, to suspect the presence of disease.
Suspect (v. t.) To imagine to be guilty, upon slight evidence, or without proof; as, to suspect one of equivocation.
Suspect (v. t.) To hold to be uncertain; to doubt; to mistrust; to distruct; as, to suspect the truth of a story.
Suspect (v. t.) To look up to; to respect.
Suspicable (v. t.) Liable to suspicion; suspicious.
Suspiciency (v. t.) Suspiciousness; suspicion.
Suspicion (v. t.) To view with suspicion; to suspect; to doubt.
Sustain (v. t.) To keep from falling; to bear; to uphold; to support; as, a foundation sustains the superstructure; a beast sustains a load; a rope sustains a weight.
Sustain (v. t.) Hence, to keep from sinking, as in despondence, or the like; to support.
Sustain (v. t.) To maintain; to keep alive; to support; to subsist; to nourish; as, provisions to sustain an army.
Sustain (v. t.) To aid, comfort, or relieve; to vindicate.
Sustain (v. t.) To endure without failing or yielding; to bear up under; as, to sustain defeat and disappointment.
Sustain (v. t.) To suffer; to bear; to undergo.
Sustain (v. t.) To allow the prosecution of; to admit as valid; to sanction; to continue; not to dismiss or abate; as, the court sustained the action or suit.
Sustain (v. t.) To prove; to establish by evidence; to corroborate or confirm; to be conclusive of; as, to sustain a charge, an accusation, or a proposition.
Sustentate (v. t.) To sustain.
Swabber (v. t.) To swab.
Swaddle (v. t.) To bind as with a bandage; to bind or warp tightly with clothes; to swathe; -- used esp. of infants; as, to swaddle a baby.
Swaddle (v. t.) To beat; to cudgel.
Swage (v. t.) To shape by means of a swage; to fashion, as a piece of iron, by forcing it into a groove or mold having the required shape.
Swagger (v. t.) To bully.
Swallow (v. t.) To take into the stomach; to receive through the gullet, or esophagus, into the stomach; as, to swallow food or drink.
Swallow (v. t.) To draw into an abyss or gulf; to ingulf; to absorb -- usually followed by up.
Swallow (v. t.) To receive or embrace, as opinions or belief, without examination or scruple; to receive implicitly.
Swallow (v. t.) To engross; to appropriate; -- usually with up.
Swallow (v. t.) To occupy; to take up; to employ.
Swallow (v. t.) To seize and waste; to exhaust; to consume.
Swallow (v. t.) To retract; to recant; as, to swallow one's opinions.
Swallow (v. t.) To put up with; to bear patiently or without retaliation; as, to swallow an affront or insult.
Swamp (v. t.) To plunge or sink into a swamp.
Swamp (v. t.) To cause (a boat) to become filled with water; to capsize or sink by whelming with water.
Swamp (v. t.) Fig.: To plunge into difficulties and perils; to overwhelm; to ruin; to wreck.
Swap (v. t.) To fall or descend; to rush hastily or violently.
Swap (v. t.) To beat the air, or ply the wings, with a sweeping motion or noise; to flap.
Swarm (v. t.) To crowd or throng.
Swart (v. t.) To make swart or tawny; as, to swart a living part.
Swarthy (v. t.) To make swarthy.
Swash (v. t.) An oval figure, whose moldings are oblique to the axis of the work.
Swash (v. t.) Soft, like fruit too ripe; swashy.
Swath (v. t.) A
Swath (v. t.) The whole sweep of a scythe, or the whole breadth from which grass or grain is cut by a scythe or a machine, in mowing or cradling; as, to cut a wide swath.
Swath (v. t.) A band or fillet; a swathe.
Sweal (v. t.) To singe; to scorch; to swale; as, to sweal a pig by singeing off the hair.
Swear (v. t.) To utter or affirm with a solemn appeal to God for the truth of the declaration; to make (a promise, threat, or resolve) under oath.
Swear (v. t.) To put to an oath; to cause to take an oath; to administer an oath to; -- ofetn followed by in or into; as, to swear witnesses; to swear a jury; to swear in an officer; he was sworn into office.
Swear (v. t.) To declare or charge upon oath; as, he swore treason against his friend.
Swear (v. t.) To appeal to by an oath.
Sweat (v. t.) To cause to excrete moisture from the skin; to cause to perspire; as, his physicians attempted to sweat him by most powerful sudorifics.
Sweat (v. t.) To emit or suffer to flow from the pores; to exude.
Sweat (v. t.) To unite by heating, after the application of soldier.
Sweat (v. t.) To get something advantageous, as money, property, or labor from (any one), by exaction or oppression; as, to sweat a spendthrift; to sweat laborers.
Sweet (v. t.) To sweeten.
Swell (v. t.) To increase the size, bulk, or dimensions of; to cause to rise, dilate, or increase; as, rains and dissolving snow swell the rivers in spring; immigration swells the population.
Swell (v. t.) To aggravate; to heighten.
Swell (v. t.) To raise to arrogance; to puff up; to inflate; as, to be swelled with pride or haughtiness.
Swell (v. t.) To augment gradually in force or loudness, as the sound of a note.
Swelt (v. t.) To overpower, as with heat; to cause to faint; to swelter.
Swelter (v. t.) To oppress with heat.
Swelter (v. t.) To exude, like sweat.
Swelve (v. t.) To swallow.
Swerve (v. t.) To turn aside.
Swifter (v. t.) To tighten, as slack standing rigging, by bringing the opposite shrouds nearer.
Swig (v. t.) To drink in long draughts; to gulp; as, to swig cider.
Swig (v. t.) To suck.
Swig (v. t.) To castrate, as a ram, by binding the testicles tightly with a string, so that they mortify and slough off.
Swig (v. t.) To pull upon (a tackle) by throwing the weight of the body upon the fall between the block and a cleat.
Swill (v. t.) To wash; to drench.
Swim (v. t.) To pass or move over or on by swimming; as, to swim a stream.
Swim (v. t.) To cause or compel to swim; to make to float; as, to swim a horse across a river.
Swim (v. t.) To immerse in water that the lighter parts may float; as, to swim wheat in order to select seed.
Swindle (v. t.) To cheat defraud grossly, or with deliberate artifice; as, to swindle a man out of his property.
Swing (v. t.) To cause to swing or vibrate; to cause to move backward and forward, or from one side to the other.
Swing (v. t.) To give a circular movement to; to whirl; to brandish; as, to swing a sword; to swing a club; hence, colloquially, to manage; as, to swing a business.
Swing (v. t.) To admit or turn (anything) for the purpose of shaping it; -- said of a lathe; as, the lathe can swing a pulley of 12 inches diameter.
Swinge (v. t.) To beat soundly; to whip; to chastise; to punish.
Swinge (v. t.) To move as a lash; to lash.
Swingle (v. t.) To clean, as flax, by beating it with a swingle, so as to separate the coarse parts and the woody substance from it; to scutch.
Swingle (v. t.) To beat off the tops of without pulling up the roots; -- said of weeds.
Swink (v. t.) To cause to toil or drudge; to tire or exhaust with labor.
Swink (v. t.) To acquire by labor.
Swipe (v. t.) To give a swipe to; to strike forcibly with a sweeping motion, as a ball.
Swipe (v. t.) To pluck; to snatch; to steal.
Swish (v. t.) To flourish, so as to make the sound swish.
Swish (v. t.) To flog; to lash.
Switch (v. t.) To strike with a switch or small flexible rod; to whip.
Switch (v. t.) To swing or whisk; as, to switch a cane.
Switch (v. t.) To trim, as, a hedge.
Switch (v. t.) To turn from one railway track to another; to transfer by a switch; -- generally with off, from, etc.; as, to switch off a train; to switch a car from one track to another.
Switch (v. t.) To shift to another circuit.
Swive (v. t.) To copulate with (a woman).
Swizzle (v. t.) To drink; to swill.
Sycophant (v. t.) To inform against; hence, to calumniate.
Sycophant (v. t.) To play the sycophant toward; to flatter obsequiously.
Syllabicate (v. t.) To form or divide into syllables; to syllabify.
Syllabify (v. t.) To form or divide into syllables.
Syllabize (v. t.) To syllabify.
Syllable (v. t.) To pronounce the syllables of; to utter; to articulate.
Symbol (v. t.) To symbolize.
Symbolize (v. t.) To make to agree in properties or qualities.
Symbolize (v. t.) To make representative of something; to regard or treat as symbolic.
Symbolize (v. t.) To represent by a symbol or symbols.
Symmetrize (v. t.) To make proportional in its parts; to reduce to symmetry.
Sympathize (v. t.) To experience together.
Sympathize (v. t.) To ansew to; to correspond to.
Synchronize (v. t.) To assign to the same date or period of time; as, to synchronize two events of Greek and Roman history.
Synchronize (v. t.) To cause to agree in time; as, to synchronize the movements of different machines; to synchronize clocks.
Syncopate (v. t.) To contract, as a word, by taking one or more letters or syllables from the middle; as, "Gloster" is a syncopated form of "Gloucester."
Syncopate (v. t.) To commence, as a tone, on an unaccented part of a measure, and continue it into the following accented part, so that the accent is driven back upon the weak part and the rhythm drags.
Syncopize (v. t.) To syncopate.
Syndicate (v. t.) To judge; to censure.
Synonymize (v. t.) To express by a synonym or synonyms; to give the synonym or synonyms corresponding to.
Synthesize (v. t.) To combine by synthesis; to unite.
Synthesize (v. t.) To produce by synthesis; as, to synthesize albumin.
Synthetize (v. t.) To combine; to unite in regular structure.
Syphilize (v. t.) To inoculate with syphilis.
Syringe (v. t.) To inject by means of a syringe; as, to syringe warm water into a vein.
Syringe (v. t.) To wash and clean by injection from a syringe.
Systematize (v. t.) To reduce to system or regular method; to arrange methodically; to methodize; as, to systematize a collection of plants or minerals; to systematize one's work; to systematize one's ideas.
Systemize (v. t.) To reduce to system; to systematize.
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