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7007 Words That Start With S

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s (noun) 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites Synonyms: second, sec
(noun) the 19th letter of the Roman alphabet Synonyms: S
sabaton (noun) armor plate that protects the foot; consists of mail with a solid toe and heel Synonyms: solleret
sabayon (noun) light foamy custard-like dessert served hot or chilled Synonyms: zabaglione
sabbat (noun) a midnight meeting of witches to practice witchcraft and sorcery; in the Middle Ages it was supposed to be a demonic orgy Synonyms: witches' Sabbath
sabbatia (noun) any of various plants of the genus Sabbatia having usually pink cymose flowers; occur from acid bogs to brackish marshes
sabbatic (adjective) of or relating to the Sabbath Synonyms: sabbatical
sabbatical (noun) a leave usually taken every seventh year Synonyms: sabbatical leave
(adjective) of or relating to the Sabbath Synonyms: sabbatic
(adjective) of or relating to sabbatical leave
saber (noun) a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle Synonyms: sabre
(noun) a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back Synonyms: sabre, cavalry sword
(verb) cut or injure with a saber Synonyms: sabre
(verb) kill with a saber Synonyms: sabre
sabertooth (noun) any of many extinct cats of the Old and New Worlds having long swordlike upper canine teeth; from the Oligocene through the Pleistocene Synonyms: saber-toothed tiger
sabertoothed (adjective) having teeth that resemble sabers Synonyms: saber-toothed, sabre-toothed
sabianism (noun) the religion of a group mentioned in the Koran as entitled to Muslim religious toleration along with Jews and Christians and usually identified with the Mandaeans or the Elkesaites.
sabicu (noun) the wood of the sabicu which resembles mahogany Synonyms: sabicu wood
(noun) West Indian tree yielding a hard dark brown wood resembling mahogany in texture and value Synonyms: Lysiloma sabicu
sabin (noun) a unit of acoustic absorption equivalent to the absorption by a square foot of a surface that absorbs all incident sound
sable (noun) an artist's brush made of sable hairs Synonyms: sable brush, sable's hair pencil
(noun) the expensive dark brown fur of the marten
(noun) a very dark black Synonyms: ebony, jet black, pitch black, soot black, coal black
(noun) a scarf (or trimming) made of sable
(noun) marten of northern Asian forests having luxuriant dark brown fur Synonyms: Martes zibellina
(adjective) of a dark somewhat brownish black
sabot (noun) a shoe carved from a single block of wood Synonyms: wooden shoe
(noun) footwear usually with wooden soles Synonyms: clog, patten, geta
sabotage (noun) a deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged
(verb) destroy property or hinder normal operations Synonyms: countermine, undermine, weaken, subvert, counteract
saboteur (noun) someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks Synonyms: wrecker, diversionist
(noun) a member of a clandestine subversive organization who tries to help a potential invader Synonyms: fifth columnist
sabra (noun) a native-born Israeli
sabre (noun) a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle Synonyms: saber
(noun) a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back Synonyms: saber, cavalry sword
(verb) cut or injure with a saber Synonyms: saber
(verb) kill with a saber Synonyms: saber
sac (noun) an enclosed space Synonyms: pocket, sack, pouch
(noun) a case or sheath especially a pollen sac or moss capsule Synonyms: theca
(noun) a structure resembling a bag in an animal
saccade (noun) a rapid, jerky movement of the eyes between positions of rest
(noun) an abrupt spasmodic movement Synonyms: jerk, jerking, jolt
saccadic (adjective) of or related to the rapid movement of the eyes between points of fixation
saccharase (noun) an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose Synonyms: invertase, sucrase
saccharide (noun) an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain Synonyms: sugar, carbohydrate
saccharify (verb) sweeten with sugar Synonyms: sugar
(verb) convert into a simple soluble fermentable sugar by hydrolyzing a sugar derivative or complex carbohydrate
saccharin (noun) a crystalline substance 500 times sweeter than sugar; used as a calorie-free sweetener
saccharine (adjective) overly sweet Synonyms: syrupy, cloying, treacly
saccharinity (noun) the excessive sweetness of saccharin
saccharose (noun) a complex carbohydrate found in many plants and used as a sweetening agent Synonyms: sucrose
sacculate (adjective) formed with or having saclike expansions Synonyms: sacculated
sacculated (adjective) formed with or having saclike expansions Synonyms: sacculate
saccule (noun) a small sac or pouch (especially the smaller chamber of the membranous labyrinth) Synonyms: sacculus
sacculus (noun) a small sac or pouch (especially the smaller chamber of the membranous labyrinth) Synonyms: saccule
sacerdotal (adjective) of or relating to a belief in sacerdotalism
(adjective) associated with the priesthood or priests Synonyms: priestly, hieratic, hieratical
sacerdotalism (noun) a belief that priests can act as mediators between human beings and God
sachem (noun) a political leader (especially of Tammany Hall)
(noun) a chief of a North American tribe or confederation (especially an Algonquian chief) Synonyms: sagamore
sachet (noun) a small soft bag containing perfumed powder; used to perfume items in a drawer or chest
sack (noun) a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases Synonyms: poke, paper bag, carrier bag
(noun) an enclosed space Synonyms: pocket, pouch, sac
(noun) the quantity contained in a sack Synonyms: sackful
(noun) any of various light dry strong white wine from Spain and Canary Islands (including sherry)
(noun) a woman's full loose hiplength jacket Synonyms: sacque
(noun) a hanging bed of canvas or rope netting (usually suspended between two trees); swings easily Synonyms: hammock
(noun) a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist Synonyms: shift, chemise
(noun) the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter
(noun) the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart) Synonyms: discharge, release, dismissal, dismission, sacking, firing, liberation
(verb) plunder (a town) after capture Synonyms: plunder
(verb) terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position Synonyms: displace, fire, force out, dismiss, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, send away, can, terminate
(verb) make as a net profit Synonyms: clear, net, sack up
(verb) put in a sack
sackbut (noun) a medieval musical instrument resembling a trombone
sackcloth (noun) a garment made of coarse sacking; formerly worn as an indication of remorse
(noun) a coarse cloth resembling sacking
sacked (adjective) having been robbed and destroyed by force and violence Synonyms: raped, ravaged, despoiled, pillaged
sackful (noun) the quantity contained in a sack Synonyms: sack
sacking (noun) coarse fabric used for bags or sacks Synonyms: bagging
(noun) the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart) Synonyms: discharge, release, dismissal, dismission, sack, firing, liberation
saclike (adjective) shaped like a pouch Synonyms: pouch-shaped, pouchlike, bursiform
sacque (noun) a woman's full loose hiplength jacket Synonyms: sack
sacral (adjective) of or relating to sacred rites
(adjective) of or relating to or near the sacrum
sacrament (noun) a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction
sacramental (adjective) of or relating to or involving a sacrament
sacred (adjective) concerned with religion or religious purposes
(adjective) worthy of respect or dedication
(adjective) made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use Synonyms: sanctified, consecrated
(adjective) worthy of religious veneration Synonyms: hallowed
(adjective) (often followed by `to') devoted exclusively to a single use or purpose or person
sacredly (adverb) by religion Synonyms: religiously
sacredness (noun) the quality of being sacred
sacrifice (noun) the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc. Synonyms: forfeit, forfeiture
(noun) personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)
(noun) a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value
(noun) the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity Synonyms: ritual killing
(noun) (baseball) an out that advances the base runners
(verb) endure the loss of Synonyms: give
(verb) kill or destroy
(verb) sell at a loss
(verb) make a sacrifice of; in religious rituals
sacrificeable (adjective) may be deliberately sacrificed to achieve an objective
sacrificer (noun) a religious person who offers up a sacrifice
sacrificial (adjective) used in or connected with a sacrifice
sacrilege (noun) blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character Synonyms: desecration, profanation, blasphemy
sacrilegious (adjective) grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred Synonyms: profane, blasphemous
sacrilegiously (adverb) in a sacrilegious manner
sacrilegiousness (noun) profaneness by virtue of committing sacrilege
sacristan (noun) an officer of the church who is in charge of sacred objects Synonyms: sexton
sacristy (noun) a room in a church where sacred vessels and vestments are kept or meetings are held Synonyms: vestry
sacrosanct (adjective) must be kept sacred Synonyms: inviolable, inviolate
sacrum (noun) wedge-shaped bone consisting of five fused vertebrae forming the posterior part of the pelvis; its base connects with the lowest lumbar vertebra and its tip with the coccyx
sad (adjective) experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
(adjective) of things that make you feel sad
(adjective) bad; unfortunate Synonyms: deplorable, distressing, pitiful, sorry, lamentable
sadden (verb) make unhappy
(verb) come to feel sad
saddhu (noun) (Hinduism) an ascetic holy man Synonyms: sadhu
saddle (verb) put a saddle on
(verb) load or burden; encumber
(verb) impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to Synonyms: charge, burden
(noun) a seat for the rider of a horse or other animal
(noun) a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle) Synonyms: saddleback
(noun) cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins
(noun) a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe
(noun) a seat for the rider of a bicycle Synonyms: bicycle seat
(noun) posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl
saddleback (noun) a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle) Synonyms: saddle
(noun) a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end Synonyms: gable roof, saddle roof, saddleback roof
saddlebag (noun) a large bag (or pair of bags) hung over a saddle
saddlebill (noun) large black-and-white stork of tropical Africa; its red bill has a black band around the middle Synonyms: jabiru, Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
saddlebow (noun) handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle Synonyms: pommel
saddlecloth (noun) stable gear consisting of a blanket placed under the saddle Synonyms: horse blanket, saddle blanket
saddled (adjective) having a saddle on or being mounted on a saddled animal
(adjective) subject to an imposed burden
saddler (noun) a maker and repairer and seller of equipment for horses
saddlery (noun) gear for a horse Synonyms: tack, stable gear
(noun) workshop where a saddler works
sadhe (noun) the 18th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
sadhu (noun) (Hinduism) an ascetic holy man Synonyms: saddhu
sadism (noun) sexual pleasure obtained by inflicting harm (physical or psychological) on others
sadist (noun) someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain on others
sadistic (adjective) deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from inflicting pain on another
sadly (adverb) in an unfortunate way Synonyms: unhappily
(adverb) with sadness; in a sad manner
(adverb) in an unfortunate or deplorable manner Synonyms: deplorably, woefully, lamentably
sadness (noun) emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being Synonyms: unhappiness
(noun) the state of being sad Synonyms: sorrow, sorrowfulness
(noun) the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness Synonyms: gloominess, lugubriousness
sadomasochism (noun) sadism and masochism combined in one person
sadomasochist (noun) someone who enjoys both sadism and masochism
sadomasochistic (adjective) of or relating to sadomasochism
safari (noun) an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa) Synonyms: hunting expedition, campaign
safe (noun) strongbox where valuables can be safely kept
(noun) a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests
(noun) contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse Synonyms: safety, rubber, prophylactic, condom
(adjective) free from danger or the risk of harm
(adjective) having reached a base without being put out
(adjective) (of an undertaking) secure from risk
(adjective) financially safe Synonyms: dependable, good, secure
safebreaker (noun) a thief who breaks open safes to steal valuable contents Synonyms: safecracker, cracksman
safecracker (noun) a thief who breaks open safes to steal valuable contents Synonyms: safebreaker, cracksman
safeguard (verb) make safe
(verb) escort safely
(noun) a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc. Synonyms: precaution, guard
(noun) a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war Synonyms: safe-conduct
safehold (noun) a refuge from attack
safekeeping (noun) the responsibility of a guardian or keeper Synonyms: keeping, guardianship
safely (adverb) with safety; in a safe manner
safeness (noun) the quality of being safe
safety (noun) the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
(noun) a safe place Synonyms: refuge
(noun) a device designed to prevent injury or accidents Synonyms: guard, safety device
(noun) (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely Synonyms: base hit
(noun) contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse Synonyms: rubber, prophylactic, safe, condom
(noun) a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line
safflower (noun) thistlelike Eurasian plant widely grown for its red or orange flower heads and seeds that yield a valuable oil Synonyms: Carthamus tinctorius, false saffron
saffranine (noun) any of a class of chiefly red organic dyes Synonyms: safranin, safranine
saffron (noun) Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food Synonyms: saffron crocus, Crocus sativus
(noun) dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus
(noun) a shade of yellow tinged with orange Synonyms: orange yellow
safranin (noun) any of a class of chiefly red organic dyes Synonyms: saffranine, safranine
safranine (noun) any of a class of chiefly red organic dyes Synonyms: saffranine, safranin

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