Old EnglishspEnglish
Sac nOE: dispute, case at law, litigation, crime; see "Sake". Certain right or privelege of jurisdiction which formerly by custom belonged to the lord of the manor which gave him the power of holding court, trying cases and imposing fines, as were specified (along with others) and included in the grant of a manor by the crown. NB see: "Sac and Soke."
Sac nThe punishment of drowning in a sack (used in ancient Rome for the crime of parricide). 3. "sack and seam": pack-horse traffic. 4. a large or small bag. 5. used as a measure (amount contained in a bag) for corn, fruit, wool, coal etc.
Sack nDismissal from work or employment: give the sack to. 2. "to hold the sack" -- expression meaning: saddled with unwelcome responsibility." 3. " to buy a cat in a sack": to buy something without inspecting it.
Sackcloth nA coarse textile fabric (now of flax or hemp) used chiefly in the making of bags or sacks and the wrapping of bales etc., sacking. 2. as the materail for penitental or mourning clothes. "Sackclothed" -- clad in a sack.
Sackful nAs much as would fit in a sack, a great quantity, a large amount
Sackless adjLate OE: sacless --- secure from accusation, or dispute. 2. unchallenged; unmolested. 3. not guilty, innocent of wrong intent, having guilt or sack inflicted upon without just cause, guileless, simple. 4. of things: harmless. Hence, feeble-minded, lacking energy, dispirited.
Sackpipe nThe bagpipes, the pibroch, the pipes.
Sad adjOf personal immaterial things, satiated, having one's fill, sated, weary, tired. 2. In OE: settled, firmly established in purpose and condition, steadfast, firm, consistent. 3. strong, capable of resisting, valiant. 4. orderly and regular in life; trustwothy in character and judgement, grave, serious, sorrowful. 5. of looks and appearance: dignified, grave, serious. 6. profoundly or solidly learned. 7. of thought and consideration: mature, serious, in sad earnest. 8. of persons, their feelings or dispositon: serious, mournful, sad-eyed, sad-hearted. 9. of looks, tones, gestures, costume: expressive of sorrow. 10. of time, place, action: characterised by sorrow, sorrowful. 11. morose, dismal-looking; sad-looking, sad-seeming, causing sorrow, distressing, calamitious, lamentable.. 12. deplorably bad, as a term of depreciation on censure. 13. of material objects: solid, dense, compact, heavy. 14. of liquids: firm, thick. 15. of soil: stiff, heavy. 16. of bread, pastry: unrisen, heavy, not properly baked. 17. of a number of person formimg a compact body. 18. of colour: dark-coloured, deep, not cheerful or bright, dull, sober, neutral. 19. of sleep: sound, deep. 20. of a blow: heavy, strong, vigorous. 21. of fire: violent, fierce, intense.
Sad vbTo make solid, thick, firm, compressed. 2. to become steadfast, to establish, to confirm. 3. to darken a colour. 4. to make sorrowful, dull or gloomy.
Sadded ppConfirmed, strengthen, made sorrowful.
Sadden vbTo make solid, firm or stiff; to render into a compact mass, to make coherent. 2. to make sad, and gloomy.
Saddening nThe action of making sad or sadding
Saddish adjSomewhat sad.
Saddle nA seat for a rider to be used on the back of a horse.
Saddle vbTo put a riding saddle on a horse. 2. to charge or load with a burden; to put a burden on another's back.
Saddler nOne who makes saddles and other equipment of sadlery used in horse-riding.
Sade vbTo become or to make weary.
Sadness nThe state or condition of being sad.
Sad-tree nThe framework which forms the foundation of a saddle. 2. the North American tulip tree, "Liriodendrum tulipfera". 2. The Night Jasmine of India, ( The Melancholy tree), "Nyctanthes arbor-tristus."
Said pplNamed or mentioned before, as in "abovesaid, aforesaid" 2. spoken, uttered; in phrase, said saw.
Sail nA piece of canvas attached to a mast of a vessel to secure its propulsion by wind. 2. a trip or passage in sailing vessel. 3. a sailing vessel or craft. 4. sails collectively. 5. the wings of a bird or the broad part of the arm of a windmill.
SailvbTo set sail on a voyage, to begin a voyage 2. to travel over water by ship or boat. 3. to move across the water by the action of the wind on the sails. 4. to move, glide, or float in the air, soar. 5. to proceed boldly in action. 6. to move in a steady, dignified manner; move haughtily. 7. " to sail into" : to move with energy; attack with violence 8.
Sailing nA voyage by sea.
Sailor nSeaman, mariner, seafarer, old-salt.
Sailorship nThe act and craft of a sailor, mariner etc.
Sain vbTo make the sign of the Cross on (a person or thing) in token of consecration or blessing, or in exorcising a demon, warding of evil spirits, witches, poison. 2. to cross oneself, to bless. 3. to secure by prayer, enchantment from evil influence.
Sain nThe action of making the sign of the Cross. 2. consecration, blessing, saining.
Sake nSee "Sac, Sak." "Sake" only used in modern English --- for the sake of. It has not been found in OE (Probably from ON.) It existed in OHG. and OFrisian. and may have been in in OE., but not found in Literature, and seems to have arisen from the use of the noun to denote a litigant, cause or a cause. 2 an affair, matter, thing, cause, reason. 2. lawsuit, action of law. 3. quarrel, fight, enmity
Sake n1: a reason for wanting something done; "for your sake"; "for the children's sake 2. in the common interest of or for the sake of. 3: the purpose of achieving or obtaining; "for the sake of argument.
Sakful adjOE. "Sacu." Contentious, quarrelsome, culpable, criminal.
Sale nThe action or act of selling. 2. the putting up of goods to be sold. 3. the sale of goods at a lower price
Sallow nApplied to several species of Salix, Sallows or Willows
Sallow adjOf the skin or complexion, a sickly yellow, sallowish, sallowy or brownish-yellow in colour.
Sallow vbTo make or become sallow, sallowish, sallowy, sickly or brownish-yellow in colour.
Sallowness nThe state or condition of being sallow or sallowy.
Salt nA tract of salty land or marshes flooded by the sea. 2.
Salt vbTo impregnate with salt. 2. to cure, preserve, season with salt; salting
Salt adjApplied to tears and humours.
Salt-cote nA Saltworks, Saltern.
Saltern nA building in which salt is made by boiling or evaporation; a Saltworks, also a plot of land, laid out in pools and walls in which water is let in an then allowed to evaporate naturally.
Salter nOne who deals in or manufactures salt. 2. a workman at a Saltern. 3. one who salts meat or fish for sale. 4. one who salts bodies for embalming.
Saltish adjImpregnate for preserving with salt.
Saltstone nRock-salt, a mass of Rock-salt.
Saltwort nAny plant of the genus, "Salsola. 2. Black Saltwort: Glaux maritima. 3. plant of the genus Salicornia, Salicornia herbacae: Glasswort.
Sam vbOE. samnian: to assemble. 2. to assemble persons. 3. to bring together, join in marriage, friendship, love. 4. to bring together, collect, gather. 5. to bring together the edges of a wound: to sam-together, to sam-up. 6. to join, fasten together, to amass, hoard, to fill full of. 7. to coagulate, curdle milk, cheese.
Sam adjHalf or imperfectedly as in sam quick; sam dead; sam ripe or red; sam-hale: half-whole or in poor health; sam-sodden: half cooked or half-done. 2. stupid, half-baked; 2. samel: half-burned or imperfectedly burned
Same adjSimilar in identity, like, alike. 2. closely similar or comparable in kind, quality, quantity, degree. 3. equal in amount or value. 4. unchanged in character or nature. 5. like, not different or otherwise. 6. of like kind, sort, size, nature; corresponding, similar.
Sameliness nIdentity, sameness
Samen advTogether; mutually; samenly, samely, agreeably, samenward.
Samey adjAll the samey: identical, characterised by sameness. 2. lacking in variety, monotonous. 3. sameyness.
Samenfere nA fellow traveller, associate,
Saming nA meeting, a coming together, symposium, conference, a samening.
Samtale adjAccorded, agreed, mutual,
Sand nThe action of sending; that which is sent: a message, present. 2. God's dispensation or ordinance. 3. the action of sending for; an invitation. 4. a person or body of persons sent on an errand; a messager, an envoy, a delegation. 5. an embassy, consulate. 6. a sandman; ; a ; the bed of a river or sea. 3. the shore (of a sea); land as opposed to sea. 4. sandy soil; a grain or particle of sand. 5. a bunker on a golf course. 6. sandy or desrt wastes. 7. instabilty of sand (metaphorical and similative) 8. a sandy colour. 9. " to hide one's head in the sand" : to ignore or deny unpleasant reality. 10. "to raise sand": to create a disturbance or fuss.
Sand vbSprinkle, overlay or tip sand on something. 2. to grind or polish with sand. 3. to run a ship on to a sandbank. 4. to clog up with sand.
Sandbag vbTo try to prevent rivers from flooding fields, cities etc, by packing bags filled with sand along their banks. 2. (fig) to coerce, bully, criticise, or lambaste. 4. (fig) to refrain from rising at the first opportunity in the hope of raising by a greater amount latter.
Sand-hill nA hill or bank of sand; esp a dune on the seashore.
Sanding nThe action of sanding:
Sandstone nA rock composed of consolidated sand.
Sandwort nOf several plants which grow in sandy places, of the genus: Arenaria.
Sandy adjOf the nature of sand, arenacious. 2. of a large proportion of sand.
Sank vbTo assemble, bring together, come together.
Sanking nAn assembly, forum.
Sann adjTrue: a variant of sooth.
Sap nJuice or fluid of any kind. 2. The vital juice or fluid circulating in plants. 3. moisture in stone.
Sapful adjAbounding in sap or moisture.
Sapling nA young tree, esp. a young fruit tree with trunks a few mms in diameter. 2. a young greyhound.
Sap-monger nMaker and trader of beverages. ??
Sapwort nOenanthe crocata.
Sard vbTo jape, jest, play, tricks, jeer,
Sarding vb nThe action of japing.
Sark nA garment worn against the skin; a shirt or chemise; occasionally a night-shirt --- transfig. a supplice. 2. the action of covering or wearing a sark; sarking.
Sark vbTo furnish or clothe in a sark. 2. to cover a roof with wooden boards or, sarking or sarking felt.
Sarkful adj"A sarkful of sore bones": a sore body.
Satem nThe night before Saturday: Friday night.
Saugh nA rope made of twisted sallow withies.
Saughen adjPertaining to or made of sallow. 2. (fig.): soft, weak, wanting in energy. NB: also spelt: "sauchen"
Saught nAn agreement, covenant, reconciliation. 2. agreement, freedom from strife, peace.
Saught vbTo bring peace, to become reconcile. 2.. " To be at saught." --- free from strife, at peace, to reconcile. 3. to become calm or quiet. 4. to reconcile a person.
Saughting vn.Peace, reconciliation, strife-free, saughtening.
Saughtliness nIn a state of peace, reconciliation, strifelessness. 2. in a state of agreement, calm, quietness.
Saughy adjInclined to peace, reconcile, quietness, calm.
Saw nA saying, discourse, speech, story, tale, recital. 2. a decree, command, edict, ukaze, fiat.
Saw vbTo cut, hew, slice through woods and other materials.
Sawbones nA surgeon (slang).
Sawed-off adjUndersided, below average height.
Sawdust nWood in the state of small particles, detached from a tree plant etc. in the process of sawing. 2. dust of any material produced in the process of sawing; scorbo.
Sawdusty adjAbounding in or resembling sawdust. 2. of the nature of sawdust.
Sawmill n A place where timber is produced.
Saw-wort nName given to several species of the genus "Serratula," namely: Serrutula tinctoria , Saussurea, Cardinuus arvenis.
Sax nA knife, short sword, or dagger. 2. a chopping tool used for trimming the edges of roofing slate. 3. a writing-knife: a pen.
Saxish adjSaxon, as in saxish-folk; saxish tung.
Saxon nOne of a nation or people who formerly dwelt in the northern part of Germany, and who, with other Teutonic tribes, invaded and conquered England in the fifth and sixth centuries. 2. Also used in the sense of Anglo-Saxon. 3. A native or inhabitant of modern Saxony 3. The language of the Saxons; Anglo-Saxon.
Say nWhat a person says. 2. words as compared to actions. 3. the right to voice an opinion on a matter or to influence a decision. 4. avail oneself of the opportunity of expressing one's views.
Sayer nOne who says; a professional reader; a poet, narrator.
Saying nUtterance, enunciation, recitation. 2. something commonly said; a proverb.

3. repitition of a spell, incantation.

Say-so nOn the authority; authorisation; according to the authority of that person.
Scab nA hard, dry skin or crust formed on the surface of a healing wound or sore. 2. A contagious disease among sheep, resembling mange, scabies. 3. a bacterial disease among plants with warty growths forming on the stems. 4. a workman who does not belong to or will not join a labour union; a strikebreaker; scabbing.
Scabwort nOld name for the plant: "Scabiosa major." Other names include: Horse-heal and Inula helenium.
Scat n Treasure, money. 2. tax, tribute, impost.
Scathe nOne who works harmer, a malefactor, wretch, fiend, 2. hurt, harm, damage, physical hurt. 3. Something which wroughts injury and harm, supposingly produced from witchcraft. 4. an injury, damage or loss from which legal compensation is claimed; also cost or expenses incurred by the claiming.
Scathe vbTo injure or destroy by fire, lightning or similar thing. 2. to scorch, sear, wither.
Scathing adjHarmful, dangerous, injurious, damaging, wounding, hurtful, withering, searing. 2. subject to pecuniary loss. 3. invectively sharp, cutting, searing, withering, damaging.
Scathe-deed nA harmful action or hurtful deed.
Scathe-fire nA conflgration, inferno, holocaust.
Scatheless adjWithout scathe, unharmful.
Scathel adjInjurious, harmful, dangerous.
Scathe-taking nTo engage in, indulge in, or inflict in a dangerous or harmful act, injury upon another.
Sceat nA coin or denomination of money, see scat
Schelchene nA female servant.
Schule vbTo look obliquely.
Scop nA poet, minstral.
Score vb To mark with lines, scratches, or notches; to cut notches or furrows in; to notch; to scratch; to furrow; as, to score timber for hewing; to score the back with a lash 2. especially, to mark with significant lines or notches, for indicating or keeping account of something; as, to score a tally. 3. to mark or signify by lines or notches; to keep record or account of; to set down; to record; to charge. 4. to engrave, as upon a shield. 5. to make a score of, as points, runs, etc., in a game. 6. to write down in proper order and arrangement; as to score an overture for an orchestra 7. to mark with parallel lines or scratches; as, the rocks of New England and the Western States were scored in the drift epoch.
Score n A notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a tally, mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose of account. 9. an account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; hence,indebtedness. 2. Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf. 3. the number twenty, as being marked off by a special score or tally; hence, in pl., a large number. 4. A distance of twenty yards; -- a term used in ancient archery and gunnery. 5. A weight of twenty pounds. 6. The number of points gained by the contestants, or either of them, in any game, as in cards or cricket. 7. A line drawn; a groove or furrow.
Scot nOne of the ancient Gaelic-speaking people, first known to history as inhabitants of Ireland. 2. a native of Scotland.
Scot nA payment or contribution, "reckoning" esp. a payment for entertainment or one's share of such payment; chiefly in the phrases: (lit & fig.) " to pay for one's scot."
Scot vbTo lay a person or property under contribution of scot. 2. to share, to participate, assess.
Scot-ale nAn "ale" or festival at which ale was drunk at the invitation of the lord of the manor or of a forester or other bailiff, for which ale as a forced contribution was levied.
Scot-free adjExempt from taxes, imposts, charges, etc.
Scot-thedenPeople of the Scots; scot-lede: people or language of the Scots.
Scottish adjOf or belonging to Scotland, especially of persons of scottish nationality, birth or descent.
Scrape vbTo make level, smooth or clean or do damage to, by rubbing, pushing, a hard edge over a surface; scrape off, erase, scrape over, scrape away and scrape out by scraping. 2. touching or almost touching. 3. get something moved by making a rough sound. 4. to make use of money with great care: scrape together or get bit by bit. 5. just succeed in achieving your aim or goal in scraping through.
Scrat nHermaphrodite.
Scree vbTo glide.
Screpe vbTo erase, scratch off; see "Scrape."
Scrithe vbOE : To go, pass, creep, wander. 2. to glide, fall or lapse. 3. to urge, entreat.
Scrithing ppgoing, passing, gliding, wandering, roving, fleeting
Scrithel nRoving, wander, glide, fleetness.
Scug nOriginally shadow, the shade, shelter afforded by a rock, tree, bush or like; hence a shelter. 2. fig, a cloak, pretence, outward show. 2. a squirrel: "a shadow tail." NB: also spelt "skug"
Scug vbTo take shelter or skug. 2. to shade, shelter, screen, protect. 3. to take cover, shelter. 4. to hide, conceal oneself.
Scuggy adjShady, gloomy, skuggish, scuggish
Scythe nLong curved blade with long curved hand-bit worked with the hands to cut grass, crops, etc.
Sea n One of the larger bodies of salt water, less than an ocean, found on the earth's surface. 2 a body of salt water, generally forming part of, or connecting with, an ocean or a larger sea; as, the Mediterranean Sea. 3. An inland body of water, esp. if large or if salt or brackish; as, the Caspian Sea. 4. sometimes, a small fresh-water lake; as, the Sea of Galilee. 5. The ocean; the whole body of the salt water which covers a large part of the globe. 6. Fig.: Anything resembling the sea in vastness; as, a sea of hope.
Sea-adder nSeasnake, sea-serpent.
Sea ape nThe manatee.
Sea apple nThe sea urchin.
Sea-board nBordering on the sea; also the land or region bordering the sea. 2. the seashore or seacoast
Sea-craft nMaritime skill. skill in navigation. 2. a sea-going vessel
Sea-drift nAnything cast up by the sea. 2. flotsam. 3. vegetable or animal matter floating on the sea.
Sea-fare nFood obtained from the sea; fish, seafood.
Sea-farer nSea voyager, seaman, sailor.
Seafaring vnThe act of going on or voyaging at sea.
Sea-fight nA naval battle; a fight or engagement between sea vessels, ships etc.
Seafood nEdible food from the sea
Sea-girt nEncircled or surrounded by the sea, sometimes said of a peninsula.
Sea-horse nThe hippocampus; walrus, narwhal.
Seaish adjPertaining to the sea or things maritime
Sea-king nOne of the piratical chiefs or leaders, often scandinavian Vikings, of the C9th who ravaged settlements and towns in many parts of Europe.
Seal nAn animal half on land and half in the sea; valued for its skin.
Sea-less adjWithout or lacking a sea; landlocked.
Sea-light nPhosphorence seen at sea. 2. a beacon, lighthouse, harbour light to guide ships.
Sea-line nThe coast or seaboard; the littoral area. 2, the horizon, the line where the sea and sky meet or seem to meet.
Seam nSuture, junction, join. 2. joining of the edges a wound by suture. 3. joining of fabrics by the seam. 4. an intervening strip. 5. the raise stitching in a cricket ball. 6. a long furrowed groove on on in rocks or stone. 7. a streak of lightning. 9. joints in uniting the edges of sheet . 10. thin layer of stratum separating two strata of greater magnitude.
Seam nA pack-horse load. 2. a load; a burden. 3. a cartload, esp. a defined amount
Seam vbTo put a burden on; load, weigh down, to weigh heavily.
Seeish adjPertaining to or belonging to the sea; marine.
Sea-maiden nNymph of the Sea. 2. mermaid. 3. goddess of the sea.
Seaman nA sailor, a mariner, "salt."
Seamanship nThe skill of a good seaman. 2. the art or management of a ship at sea; seacraft.
Sear adjDry, withered. 2. of textile fabrics: thin, worned.
Sea-raven nThe cormorant.
Sea-rover nA ship or vessel that cruises the sea for plunder. 2. a pirate, a corsair, a reaver.
Sea-rim nSeashore. 2. the horizon; the sea horizon.
Sea-swine nA porpoise.
Sea-stream nAn ocean current. 2. the sea (poet).
Sea-thief nPirate, rover, corsair, sea-wolf.
Seath nA pit, hole, well or pool.
Sea-wall nA breakwater. 2. the sea as a wall or barrier of defence.
Seaward adjIn the direction or towards the sea.
Seaweed nA green plant found in abundance around and near the seashore;
Seaworthy adjPertaining to a ship or seacraft considered fit enough to make a trip on the sea or any significantly large body of water.
Sedeful adjVirtuous, moral, chaste.
Sedge nA grasslike cyperaceous (genus Carex) found in marshy areas
See vbTo percieve by sight or have the power to percieve by sight. 2. observe or follow by the eye. 3. hold in the imagination or dream. 4. to understand, to understand the meaning of something, to interpret the context of something, realise, come to know, make sense of something, see the outcome of . 5. to concieve of, see in one's mind, imagine. 6. to deem to be, reckon, regard. 7. to get to know, or become to know or be aware of. 8. to view, watch, or see TV or a movie. 9. to come together, meet, run across, meet by-hap or hap upon. 10. to find out, realize, understand, learn, determine with certainty. 11. to visit for business, health or other reasons someone for profesional advice or help. 12. to deal with, arrange, undertake, see to. 13. to date regularly. 14. to experience, endure, survive, go go through. 15.
Seed nA small hard fruit 2. a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat. 3. one of the outstanding players in a tournament; a seeded player, as opposed to an unseeded player. 4. anything that provides inspiration for later work; source, seed, germ. 5. semen, seed, seminal fluid. 6. that which exists in rudimentary stature.
Seed vbGo to seed; shed seeds or seedlings. 2. help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money 3. to bear seeds. 4. place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; sow, seed. 5. distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds. 6. sprinkle or seed with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain. " to seed clouds"
Seedless adjWithout seed or seeds, barren, effete.
Seedster nOne who seeds or diseminates, a sower, origintor.
Seedy adjAbounding in seed. 2. shabby, ill-looking, dishevelled, scruffy. 3. diseased, unwell, poorly. 4. not up to the mark. 5. salacious, pornagraphic, trashy.
See-er nOne who sees or is able to see. 2. a witness.
Seek vbTo try to get, reach, or come to. ie happiness; search, look for. 2. try to find, locate, or discover. 3. try to establish the existence of, make inquiry after. 4. to make an effort or attempt or endeavour to find. 5. to go to or towards. 6. inquire for, ask for, inquire for direction, beseech. 7. to seek after, to follow up, persecute, pursue. 8. try to acquire or gain; strive after, aim at, as to seek wealth and fame. 9. to be or go after, ask for, delve into, follow up, hunt for, look up, want to know, visit.
Seeker nOne who endeavours to find happiness, wealth, fame. 2. one who tries to establish the existence of something or someone. 4. one who inquires about something, such as knowledge.
Seelihood nHappiness; also: seelihead.
Seelily advHappily.
Seeliness nHappiness, blessedness. 2. simplicity, silliness.
Seeling nThe rolling or agitation of a ship in a storm.
Seely adjHappy, blithesome, blissful, well-omened, eady. 2. Said of persons, their condition or experience: spiritually blessed, enjoying the blessing of God. 3. pious, holy, good. 4. innocent, harmless, compassionate of persons and animals suffering undeservedly. 5. deserving of pity or sympathy, pitiable, miserable, poor. 6. helpless, defenceless, silly. 7. insignificant, trifling, poor, feeble. 8. often of the soul --- in danger of divine judgement. 9. frail, worn, weary. 10. foolish, simple, silly.
Seem nAgreement, concord, reconciliation.
Seeming advlike; make as though.
Seep nMoisture that drips or oozes out. 2. a small spring; a place where oil and other liquid flow slowly from the ground.
Seep vbTo ooze, drip, trickle.
Seepy adjboggy, marshy, not well-drained, of land.
Seer nOne who sees. 2. one to whom divine revelations are made in visions; a person gifted in profound spiritual insight. 3. magician, crystal gazer, scryer with second-sight.
See-saw adjUsually of one whose life is passed in monotous repetition of the same incident. 2. moving backwards and forwards in the manner of a seesaw. 3. vicisitudinal
Seethe nAgitation, ebullience, turmoil, botheration, furore
Seethe vbOE: lit. to boil. 1. Ebullition of waves. 2. engendering an intense commotion of heat, to smoulder, to stew. 3. to boil, to prepare or produce by boiling, to keep boiling or boil vigorously to ebullition; foam. 4. to rise, surge, boil up like bubbles and foam. 5. to be in state of inner agitation, turmoil or fermentation. 6. of a person in an agitated, emotional state: feverish etc., of plans, discontent or change. 7. of a region : be filled with noisy activity and excitement, disaffection by agitation, be ebullient and tumultous.
SeetheadjIn constant agitation, ebullient, noisy, febrile, feverish, foaming.
Seething vnThe action of seethe.
See-through adjTransparent, diaphanous, allowing the passage of light, somewhat translucent, unimpeded vision.
Segge nA man (only used contemptously).
SehelichadjThat may be seen, visible.
Seine nA fishing-net, a banner.
Selcouth adjUnfamiliar, unusual, rare, strange, marvellous, wonderful. 2. various, different, not of one kind; (not one selcouth); (no-selcouth) -- no wonder.
Seld nThrone, a set, a shop, stand for spectators.
Seld adjSeldom as in Seld-heard-of; seld-known; seld-shaven, seld-speaking, seldom-trodden
Seld-seen adjSeldom or not often seen; reclusive, hermit-like.
Seld-speech nTacturnity.
Seld-time adjRarely, seldomly
Seld-whenadjRarely occuring; infrequent, seldomly
Seld-where adjRarely found, seldomly found or located.
Seld-while adjSeldom worthwhile
Sele nHappiness, prosperity, good, good fortune. 2. favourble or proper time, opportune moment, right occasion, opportunity. 3. season, a period of time, time of day, " the day's sele." meaning to pass the time of day, that is a give a friendly greeting in passing.
Self nThe individual as the object of his own reflective consciousness. 2. the man viewed by his own cognition as the subject of all his mental phenomena. 3. the agent in his own activities, the subject of his own feelings, and the possessor of capacities and character. 4. a person as a distinct individual; a being regarded as having 5.personal interest, or love of private interest; selfishness; as, self is his whole aim.
Self-be-got vbTo self beget, or create one's self by one's power.
Self-begotten adjSelf-created, self-made, set up by one's own hands.
Self-being adjIndependent existence, a self-existent being.
Self-black adjOf a uniformily black colour; naturally black colour, not-dyed.
Self-blood nSuicide, self-murder. 2. Relatives, relations, one's own kin
Self-care nCare for oneself, self-interest. 2. one or a group who looks after their own care.
Self-dead nSelf-dead souls, self-annihilation.
Self-deadness nMost profound and spiritual humility.
Self-death nMurder, suicide.
Selfdom nThe realm or dominion of self. 2. a condition of things of which self is the centre. 3. that which constitutes a person's self.
Self-driven adjSelf-motivated. 2. self-propelled; automotive.
Self-end nPersonal or private end or object.
Self-ended adjOf merely private or selfish aims, characterised by self-centred actions or decisions.
Self-feeling nCoenaesthetics, feeling centred in oneself, egotistic feeling. 2. a sense of one's individual identity. 3. self-conscious.
Self-forgetful adjForgetful of one's self or individuality. 2. having or characterised by no thought of self.
Self-forgetfulness nState or condition where one is forgetful of one's self or individuality. 2. Condition characterised by having no thought for oneself.
Self-fulfilling adjA prophecy or prediction what gives rise to actions that brings about it's fulfilment.
Self-fulness nSelf-sufficiency. 2. self-centredness.
Self-given adjEmanating or derived from oneself or itself.
Self-giving adjThe giving of oneself for the benefit for others. 2. self-devotion; self-sacrifice.
Self-good nPersonal benefit or advantage.
Self-hate nSelf-hatred of oneself, esp. of one's actual self when contrasted with one's imagined self.
Self-heal nPrunella vulgaris.
Self-healing nThe action or faculty of providing for oneself without the assistance of others.
Self-help nRedress of one's wrongs by one's own action, without recourse to legal action; compare : "Self-helplessness."
Self-hood nThe state of being an individual, or that which constitutes such a state; personality. 2. only for one's self or one's own interests.
Selfish nPertaining or connected to oneself. 2. devoted to or concerned with own's own advantage or welfare to the inclusion or regard for others. 3. ethical theory: with self as the real motive for human action.
Selfish adjPertaining to concerned with one's own advantage or welfare to the exclusion or regards for others.
Selfishly advTo act in manner which is concerned with one's own advantage or welfare only.
Selfishness nCondition or quality of being selfish, regarding one's own interest or happiness to the disregard of the well-being of others.
Self-knowing nSelf-knowledge, knowing of oneself without help of others.
Self-knowledge nKnowledge of oneself: one's character and capabilties.
Self-law nA law of one's own making to suit oneself.
Selfless adjHaving no regard for or thought for oneself; not self-centred, unselfish. 2. a life devoted to selfish means. Nb: Selflessness, Selflessly.
Self-like adjSimilar; very much like oneself, of the self-same kind.
Self-like nSelf-existence. 2. life lived for oneself. 3. a life devoted to oneself.
Self-liked adjConceited, self-satisfied.
Self-liking nSelf-love, conceit. 2. attachment to one's own
Self-loss nLoss of one's own being or personality.
Self-love nLove for oneself. 2. self-centredness. 3. selfishness.
Self-loving adjLoving or devoted to oneself. 2. seeking one's own interest or advantage. 3. characterised by self-love.
SeLfly advOne or it's own. 2. even specially. 3. one or by oneslf (or itself). 4. of it's or one's own accord 5. spontaneously.
Self-made adjMade by oneself; or one's own actions of efforts of own making. 2. self-making.
Self-minded adjObstinate in one's own opinion.
Self-mindedness nCondition or state of being obstinate in one's opinions.
Selfness nSelf-centred-ness, egoism, selfishess. 2. selfish act or manifestation. 3. due regard for oneself
Self-nothingness nSelf-annihilation, self-abasement
Self-nought nDeprecation or self-effacement of one's self as manifested in the lives of the saints or mystics.
Self-one adjAlone with oneself or itself.
Self-opening adjOpening of one's own accord.
Self-righteous adjRighteous in one's own esteem.
Self-righting nThe action of righting oneself or itself after an upset.
Selfsame adjThe very same, the very identical. 2. the sameself person or thing. 3.identical things
Self-seeker nOne who selfishly seeks his own welfare.
Self-seeking adjThe seeking of one's own welfare before that of others; the prosecution of selfish ends.
Self-ship nSelf-hood, personality, individuality
Self-slain adjSlain by one's own hands: suicide; hara-kari.
Self-sown adjSown by itself without human or animal agency.
Self-starter nOne who makes things happen; an innovator, pro-active person.
Self-taught adjTaught by oneself without direct aid from others; self-educated. 2. of what is learnt. 3. acquired by ones own unaided efforts.
Selfwards adjTowards or in the direction of oneself. 2. tended or directed towards oneself. Nb: Selfwardness.
Self-weening adjSelf-opinioned, self-conceited, conceited
Self-will nOne's own will or desire. 2. wilful or obstinate persistence in following one's own desires or opininions. Nb: Self-willingness
Self-willed adjWilful or obstinate in the pursuit of one's own desires or opinions. 2. characterised by self-will or self-willedness; selfwillingly self-willed, self-willy.
Self-willingly advVoluntarily. 2. voluntarily of one's own accord. 3. without cause.
Self-wise adjWise in one's own conceit. 2. relying on one's own wisdom, self-wit or self-wisdom.
Self-wisdom nThe condition of being self-wise or having self-wit. 2. self-wittedness
Self-wise adjWise in one's own conceit or self-wit. 2. relying on one's own wisdom; a self-wiseling
Self-wrought adjProduced, made or brought about by one-self.
Sell vb To give, to deliver; (from a noun akin to sale). 2. To transfer to another for an equivalent 3. to give up for a valuable consideration. dispose of in return for something, especially for money. 5. To make a matter of bargain and sale of. 6. to accept a price or reward for, as for a breach of duty, trust, or the like; to betray 7. To impose upon; to trick; to deceive; to make a fool of. 8. to cheat. (Slang) 9. to sell one's life dearl; to cause much loss to those who take one's life, as by killing a number of one's assailants. 10. to sell (anything) out, to dispose of it wholly or entirely. 11. To practice selling commodities.
Sell nAn imposition; a cheat; a hoax. (colloquial.)
Sell off nTo dispose of by sale (esp. at a reduced prices); to sell the whole of one's stock or possessions.
Sell out nThe of selling out, to sell one's whole stock in trade or one's entire interest in a property or a business. 2. to betray the trust of another.
Sell upvbTo dispose of the whole or a portion of the goods ( 0f an insolvent or bankrupt person) by sale.
Seller nOne who sells. 2. a book, or later any type of article like a best, wide seller; now mostly a book.
Selling nThe action of selling. 2. an instance of selling
Selly adjStrange, wonderful, marvellous.
Selth nProsperity, happiness, good fortune, success.
Selthlike advSuccessfully, prosperously
Sench vbTo sink, plunge, dive, asench
Send vbCause to go somewhere; 2. to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place. 3. mail, post, . 4: transport commercially; transport, send, ship. 5: assign to a station, post, place. 6. transfer, get off, send off. 7. cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; commit, institutionalize, charge. 8. broadcast over the airwaves, as on radio or television; air, broadcast, beam, transmit. 9. to dispatch an agent or messenger to convey a message, or do an errand. 10 to pitch; as a the ship sends forward so violently as to endanger her masts. 11. to send for, to request or require by message to come or be brought.
Send-off nA friendly demonstration on the occasion of a person's starting on a journey or undertaking -- (can also be used disparagingly).
Sene nVision, power of sight, ease of sight.
Sene adjEasy to see, evident, manifest.
SengreennThe plant the "House Leek" (Sempervivum tectorum). 2. also to other plants esp. the sedums, varities of saxifrage, the periwinkle. (OT: sen (always) & gronjo (green.)
Sennight nA week or seven days, from se(ve)n & night.
Senye nA military banner or standard. 2. emblem, token, slogan. 3. battle cry, rallying cry, slogan. 4. a bookmark.
Sere adjSear, searing: dry, excessively dry or sere-dried, withered. 2. thin, worned, of cloth or textile.
Sere-month nAugust.
Sere-ward adjProned or towards decay
Sester nA vessel for holding liquid, a jar, pitcher. 2. a brewing vat. 3. a liquid measure for beer, wine. 4. dry measure for wheat.
Set vbCause to sit. 2. to position; to fix, to make ready. 3. to put to music. 4. of the sun: to go down. 5. to become firm or fixed, hece have direction of one one way or action. 6. to deliberately think out or plan. 7. to formally arrange, esp. beforehand or prior. 8. to unwaver or refuse to vary in attitude or action. 9. liable or incited to react in a particlar way
Set ppBeing below the horizon. 2. determined by an an Authority
Set adjFixed and unmoving. 2, fixed in a particular spot or position. 3. set down according to a particular plan. 4. becoming hard or fixed by cooling or drying.
Set against phrTo balance, compare.
Set agoing phrTo cause to move
Set aside phrAn amount or quantity of something put in reserve for future use. 2. to put to one side
Set at noughtphrTo unvalue, contemn, to despise.
Set-back nA check to progress, reverse in fortune or plan, hinderance. 2. retardation or retrograde movement. 3. a relapse, reverse. 4. a setting back or backwards. 4. a counter-current, an eddy.
Set before phrTo exhibit, to bring out to view. 2. offer. 3. to proffer
Set byphrTo reject, set aside
Set-down nA single drive ending where the passenger first alights. 2. a vehicle plying for hire; the distance covered by such a drive. 3. a placing of something on the surface or ground. 4. unexpected and humilating rebuff. 5. a severe scolding.
Set down phrTo place on the surface. 2. to write, enter in writing or print; record, register. 3. to judge or consider. 4. to attribute or ascribe. 5. to free. 6. to establish. 7. to ordain. 8. to humilate.
Sete nA number of men posted to intercept or shoot game.
Sete vbTo sit, settle, settle or be easy in mind; to be content. 2. to be fitting, wholesome or suitable (of food or drink).
Set eyes onphrTo see, to behold.
Set forth phrTo manifest, offer for view, exhibit, display.
Setness nThe quality, state or character of being set. 2. constitution, establishment, imposition of law. 3. what is deemed or determined. 4. a statute, ordinance. 5. a fixed abode.
Set-off n An offset or counterpoise. 2. a counterclaim.
Set off vbSeparate from the whole with a particular purpose. 2. to portion off.
Set-out phrTo present to view, exhibit.
Set right vbTo correct, put in order; make right.
Set over vbTo assign, to transfer, convey.
Setter-on nOne who instigates or incites, urges on or impels.
Setter-out nOne who sets out a document, a plan, a design. 2. a publisher; a proclaimer.
Setter-up nOne who sets up or establishes something or someone.
Setting nThe context and environment in which something is set, set in or inserted: the setting of the sun; hardening of plaster or other moist substances. 2. the state of the environment in which a situation exists. 3. arrangement of scenery and props in a play or film. 4. the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; the time, place and circumstance in which an event (real or fictional) occurs; setting of a novel. 5. the physical position of something. 6. the table service for one person. 7. a mounting having a piece of metal (as in a ring or jewellery) that holds a gem in place.
Settle nA bench with a back and arms.
Settle vbTo put in order, establish, make firm or secure. 2. to bring to an end an argument or dispute, usu. by agreement. 3. to come to rest, sit, subside. 4. of water, to clear or transparent again after muddying. 5. to take up reidence, abode or occupy. 6. to take possession, settle and develops a region; to colonise.
Settler nOne who settles, becomes fixed or establishes. 2. a colonist, emperialist. 3. a negiotator who settles disputes and confrontation. 4. that which settles and finishes. 5. an agreement that settles a dispute or argument. 6. a blow or action that ends and usu. wins a boxing-match or an sporting or contest. 7. a worker in a betting-shop who calculates the winnings. 8. a vessel or tub in which crushed-up ore is allowed to sit or settle.
Set-to nA talking to; a dressing down. 2. a fight, contest, an attack both physically and verbally. 3. a heated debate. 4. a drinking bout.
Set to workphrTo cause to start, to work or how to start to work.
Set-up nPhysique, physical build, make-up. 2. carriage of a boy, bearing.
Sevendele nA seventh part or seven-deal.
Sevenfold adjSeven-times or sevensithe
Seven-hilled adjAs in seven-hilled burgh: an epithet for Rome.
SevensitheadjSeven times.
Sevensome adjComposed of seven units or things.
Seven Stars nThe Pleiades or The Great Bear.
Seventh heaven nThe highest abode or conition of happiness. 2. the highest heaven according to various ancient systems of astronomy or in certain theologies.
Sew nJuice, gravy, a seasoned dish. 2. moisture; humours. 3. pottage, broth, mess of pottage. 3. a delicacy 4. elesew.
Sew vbPut or fasten together by stitching. 2. to do needlework. 3. to make clothes and clothing by sewing. 4. to enclose by sewing up, eg. potatoes into a bag.
Sew vbTo drain a pond for taking fish
Sexhindman nA thane of the middle class, assessed at 600 hundred shillings. 2. a sixhyndeman.
Shab nA cutaneous disease in sheep; scab or scabies. 2. a low fellow, afflicted with scabs.
Shabby adjThreadbare, ragged, soiled or defaced, as from hard use. 2. characterised by worn or damaged garments. 3. usurious, mean, gombeenish, paltry.
Shack nGrain fallen or shaken from the ear of a plant, used for the feeding of pigs , poultry etc after the harvest. 2. a supply of fallen grain for this purpose. 3. a residue of barley. 4. stubble. 5. an idle, disreputish fellow.
Shackle nA fetter, chain, hobble.
Shackle vbto confine with fetters or shackles.
Shackle-bone nThe wrist.
Shackledom nImprisonment, incarceration, detention, jailing. 2. marriage (jocular).
Shackling nIdling, loafing, bulging, dissipation.
Shade nComparitive obscurity owing to interruption of the rays of light. 2. an obscure place, a spot not exposed to light. 3. a hidden or unseen retreat. 4. darkness, obscurity. 5. that which shelters from light or the direct rays of the sun. 6. that which protects from the heat of the sun or wind. 7. a screen, a protecting shelter, cover. 8. the soul after its departure from the body; so called because the ancients thought it perceptible to sight, though not touch it. 9. a spirit, ghost, phantom, a shade. 10. a darker portion of a picture or artwork; a degree of variation of colour, as darker or lighter. 11. minute variation of thought, belief, opinion, expression; anything which distinguishes from an other similar thing by slight variation. 12. "The Shades": the abode of souls after leaving the body.
Shade vbBecloud, bedarken, cloud over, dim out, darken, block out.
Shadow nAn unilluminated place; darkness. 2. something existing in perception or something refuge from danger or observation. 3. a dominating or pervasive prescence. 4. a spy employed to follow someone and reporrt their movement. 5. an inseparable companion. 6. darkness, shade, obscurity, shaded place, shelter, protection, security. 7. a reflected image, as in a mirror or water. 8. a spirit, ghost, apparition, phantom, uninvitted guest. 9. an adumbration, dimming body, a mystical form. 10. a small degree: a shade. Nb: Shade differs from shadow as it implies no particular form of definite limit. One speaks of the shade of a tree, we have no reference to it's form; but if one speaks of measuring a pyramid or other thing by it's shadow, we have definte knowledge of it's form and extent.
Shadow vbTo follow, usu. without the persons knowledge. 2. cast a shadow over, shade, shadow. 3. to make appear small by comparison; overshadow, dwarf. 4. to cast off light from, put in shade. 5. throw shadow over. 6. overspread with obscurity, shroud. 7. conceal hide, screen. 8. to protect, shelter, from danger 8. to make graduation or light, to shade. 9. to adumbrate, to represent faintly or imperfectedly. 10. to cloud, darken, cast in gloom. 11. to follow and watch closely, as a detective a criminal.
Shadow-adder nA serpent lurking in shady places; fig. " a snake in the grass."
Shadower nA spy, one who follows others to keep watch upon their actions. 2. private detective.
Shadowish adjCharacterised by shadow, shadowness, shadowy in look, feeling or umbrageous.
Shadow-land nLand or abode of ghosts, spirits , phantom. 2. a place of shadow or shadows. 3. a gloomy unhappy place. 4. a border land between places.
Shadowless adjWithout shadow or shadow
Shadow of death phrDarkness and gloom with a feeling of impending of death.
Shadowy adjSpying, following, trailing, tracking.
Shady adjFull of shade, casting a shade. 2. shaded or sheltered. 3. morally questionable, dubious, suspicious. 4. quiet, hidden
Shaft nIn OE only: creation, origin. 2. make, shape, constitution, nature or species. 2. a creature, that which is created.
Shaft vb
Shag nRough matted hair, wool. 2. a mass of matted hair. 3. a collection of shredded bark. 4. long coarse cloth. 5. tangled mas of trees, foliage, shrubs. 6. rough or coarsely woven carpet. 7. unkemptiness. 8. roughness and brutality of men (collectively).
Shake nA fissure in the earth or a rock; a fissure or crack in timber, caused by being dried to quickly. 2. roofing materail, a shingle. 3. a frothy drink, as in a milkshake. 4. a grasp or shaking of a person'a hand in an act of frienship, welcoming or congratulations. 5. a musical note that alternates rapidly with another note. 6. a tremulous tone. 7. a trembling of the body because of cold, fear, excitement. 8. a movement repeatedly from side to side. 9. a stirring or feeling of emotion.
Shake vbTo get rid of: shake off. 2. to grasp or shake another hand in an act of friendship, welcoming or congratulation. 3. to shake one's finger, fist, head in order to communicate a feeling, such as greeting, anger, peace etc. 4.
Shake-down nAny makeshift bed, esp. one of straw. 2. a forced contribution; an instance of extortion. 3. a search of a person or place.
Shake-off nMove or remove by agitating, vacillating or wavering. 2. rapid motion one way or another.
Shakes n"The Shakes": fever, ague, cold or flu.
Shale nIn wider meaning: a thing that separate. 2. a shell, husk, esp. the shell or outer covering of a nut, which encloses the kernel. 3. a pod of peas or beans. 4. an example of something without value, valueless. 5. scales of a fish. 6. shavings of metal. 7 mesh of a net. 8. collection or pile of loose ore. 9. a dish goblet, cup. 10. finely-grained sedimentary rock of a thin, laminated and often of a friable structure.
Shale vbTo shell or husk .
Shalk nOriginally a servant in alliterative poetry and one of the synonyms for a man, man -- sometimes used in a contemptous way.
Shall vbOE: I am obliged to owe, be under obligation for, to be obliged, must. 2. as an auxiliary indiates a duty or necessity whose obligation is derived from the person speaking.
Shallow nA freshwater fish, commonly known as "The Rudd. "
Shallow nA shoal, a shallow spot in a river or sea, " The Shallows."
Shallow adjLacking depth, not far from the top, shoally. 2. lacking intellectual depth, not wise, profound or mentally sharp.
Shallow-hearted adjHaving no depth or feeling of compassion for others.
Shallow-minded adjHaving no depth of intellect or thought. 2. shallow-brained
Shallowness nThe condition or state of being shallow.
Shallow-read adjReading few books or only those of popular appeal.
Shallow-rooted adjHaving no depth of roots or a rooting system, as the eucalypt. 2. having only shallow-dug foundation or base, (also fig.)
Shallows n" The Shallows."
Shallow-thoughted adjExamining matters on a superficial level only.
Shallow-witted adjHaving no depth of intellectual or thought.
Shamble nIn OE. a table or counter for offering goods for sale, counting money etc. 2. a footstool, a stool. 3. a place where meat, fish is sometimes sold. 4. a flesh or meat market. 5. slaughter-house, abbatoirs. 6. a place of carnage, wholesale slaughter. 7. scene of disorder, devastation and sin; a mess. 8. the frame of wood that hangs over a shaft horse in a cart. 9. a shoal
Shamble vbTo cut up and dispose of a corpse; to cut or slaughter in a shamble; to render shambled. 2. to move or walk in a ungainly, awkward, sometimes unsteady manner. 3. ill-shaped, wry, distorted.
Shame nA painful emotion or sensation coming from or caused by an awareness of a lack, an inadequacy, a guilty feeling or impropriety which may damage reputation, or that which one may wish to conceal. 2. state of dishonour, disgace, ignominy. 3. an unfortunate development, put-down, show-up, shyness. 4. reproach, incurred or suffered, dishonour, ignominy, persons state of being. 5. shameness, shamefacedness, modesty.
Shame vbCompelled through a sense of shame; to be ashamed. 2. to be surpassed or beaten by wide margin. 3. to be made to feel ashamed. 4. to bring about in a person, a feeling of guilt or impropriety or behaviour unfavourable to regulation. 5. to cover with reproach or ignominy. 6. to dishonour, disgrace, deride, mock, bring down, bring low, put down.
Shamefast adjBashful, modest, modest or virtuous in behaviour and character. 2. in a depreciatory sense, shy, akward in company, sheepish. 3. of action, behaviour, appearances: shameful, modest, bashful. 4. ashamed, abashed, full of shame.
Shameless adjImpudent; brazen, immodest. 2. done without shame, indicating a want of decency. 3. infamous, unworthy, wicked. 4. unbecoming, indecent, untrustworthy.
Shameworthy adjOf which one ought to be shamed.
Shank nThat part of the leg which extends from the knee to the ankle. 2. the tibia or shinbone. 3. the legs as whole (joc). 4. one's legs. 5. in animals, the lower part of the foreleg esp. the horse's between the knee and the fetlock; the tarsus of a bird; the tibia of some insects. 6. a part of a joint of meat, eg. in a ham, a leg of mutton. 7. a kind of fur obtained from the legs of kids, goats, sheep used for trimmimgs. 8. a stocking esp. a knitted one. 9. the legs as a triangle. 10. each of the two portions of a pair of scissors between the bows and the joints. 11. stem or straight part of anything, a goblet, a glass. 12. straight part of a nail, pin, drill between the head and the taper. 13. the stem of a plant. 14. trunk of a tree. 15. stalk of a flower. 16. the body as distinguished from the shoulders, face and feet. 17. stem of a tobacco pipe. 18. the shaft of a column. 19. the stem of a chisel. 20. the tang of a knife. 21. fang of a tooth. 22. the projecting part of a hill, or narrow ridge, which like a stem, joins the mass level ground. 23. the latter end of anything; the remainder of last part of a thing, esp. in the phrase " the shank of the night." ; " the shank of life (skankdom)."
Shank vbTo go on foot. walk, travel on foot. 2. to hit a golf ball on the bottom part of the club. 3. of a plant, to decay at the stem, or footstalk. 4. to sink a shaft. 5. to knit stockings.,
Shank-bone nTibia, the shanker.
Shape nOE: state, creation, creature, condition, fate, destiny, of the nature of what is decreed. 2. form, excellence of form, beauty. 3. species, kind; a creature. 4. phantom, a ghost, an ethereal, a figure dimly or uncertaintly percieved. 5. sexual organs; the distinctive organs of either sex; the private parts of a female. 6 the visual appearance of someone or somebody. 7. the state of good health: "in good shape." 8. a perpetual structure, composition of music. 9. Character or construction of a thing, it's outward look, figure, form, 10. embodiment in form, conception or thought; a concrete embodiment. 11. configuration, contour, body, human body, physical body, build, figure, physique, anatomy, frame, flesh, embodiment, model, lay-out, mould.
Shape vbTo take shape, influence, give direction or direct. 2. make or mould something for a specific function. 3. to form, to assume a definite form, create, forge, mould. 4. to adapt for a purpose; to lay out. 5. to imagine, concieve, to call forth idea. 6. to design, prepare, plan, arrange. 7. to build or shape oneself, to prepare, make ready. 8. to hew, cut, sculpt, trim. 8. to put together, put up, set up, work out, get up, write, compose. 9. to knead, prepare, mould.
Shapeless adjWithout shape or form; amorphous
Shapely adjFit, likely, suitable. 2. of good or elgant shape, well-formed.
Shapend nA creator, maker, fabricator, manfacturer.
Shaper nThe Creator or (Great) Shaper, God. 2. one who fashions of shapes something.
Shape-shifter nMythical creature who can change form, such as Proteus or Odin.
Shapesmith nA corset maker (joc.)
Shape upvbOf a person, to improve one's behaviour, activities, attitude, etc. 2. of a situation or person, to develop satisfactorily. 3. to be prepared to fight someone
Shape up or ship out phrEither do properly what one is supposed to be doing or simply go away --- rather than doing it badly.
Shard nA cleft, gap. 2. a gap in an enclosure, esp in a hedge. 2. (a) water(way) which divides. 3. a gap or notch in the blade of a tool. 4. fragments, remnant of something worn or decayed. 5. a broken piece of brittle substance, as of a earthen vessel. 6. a hard, thin, or a wing cover of an insect. 7. shell, scales of a dragon.
Shard vbOf a tree: to shed it's bark or sharding.
Sharded vbOf a serpent, caterpillars: scaly, ecdysis, shedding, casting off. 2. reduced to shards, fragments. 3. of the moon: reduced to a crescent.
Share nThe iron blade in a plough which cuts the ground and the bottom of a furrow: ploughshare.
Share nThe division or fork of a body. 2. the pubic region or groin.
Share nAssets belonging to an individual, person or group. 2. any (equal)portions into which something is divided. 3. a part played by an individual in bringing about a result. 4. a sharp steel wedge of a ploughshare that breaks up the soil's top layer, so that the seed can be sown.
Share vbTo have something in common, eg. children, an interest, a house as tenants. 2. to use jointly, individually, together or in common. 3. to have, give out as one's portion or share. 4. communicate an idea, a thought, or incident. 5. to part among two or more, to distribute in portions; to divide. 6. to partake of, use or experience with others. 7. to take and possess in common. 8. to cut, shear, cleave or divide.
Sharn nDung, especially of cattle.
Sharnbud nThe dung-beetle, from "budde" ---beetle.
Sharp adjClearly defined, as in a photo. 2. ending in a sharp point, acuate, acute, needle-like. 3. having the abilty to recognise a sharp distinction, insightish. 4. showing hard-headed, down-to-earthness smartness. 5. intelligent, shrewd, astute, keen in perception, quick to discern, penetrating, clever, sagacious. 6. keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interest; close and exact indealins with others. 7. in speech or language harsh, sharpworded, acerbic, biting, cutting, sarcastic, cruel. 8. very hard or severe upon other's feelings; sharp, rigorous, severe in rebuke. 9. extremely steep, precipitous. 10. high in pitch, sharp note or tone. 11. keen or painfully felt. 12. quick and forceful; keen in quest; impatient.
Sharp advSuddenly in change, direction, amount or degree.
Sharpness nQuick and penetrating intelligence. 2. an urgent attribute in one's voice tone. 3. a strong odor or taste; a pungency. 4. a keen and painful feeling. 5. a thinness of edge; a fineness of point. 6. a harshness of manner, asperity.
Sharp-set adjEager or keen for food, hungry. 2. having a desire fixed upon craving. 3. having a craving for sexual indulgence. 4. eager and ready to attack. 5. having a sharp-setness.
Sharpship nRigour, hardship: to be sharp or hard upon others in criticism or censure.
Sharp-sighted adjQuick of sight, having acuteness of mental vision, acuity.
Shave nA thin slice or shaving. 2. a cutting of the beard. 3. the operation of shaving. 4. exorbitant discount of price. 5. a hand tool consisting of a sharp blade, with a handle at each end. 6. the act of passing near, so as to almost touch or graze. 7. the act of swindling or extorting money, shaving.
Shave vbOE. sceafan: to scrape, shave, polish, cut, hack. 2. to use s razor to remove the beard. 3. to cut the hair closely. 4. to strip, steal or plunder someone of money or possessions. 5. to be hard in bargaining, extort, cheat, cut the price of. 6. strip, plunder, steal. 7. to cut in thin slices. 8. to touch the surface lightly, skim along the surface.
Shavewort nPlant of the genus Equisetum, Horsetail, Shave-grass, Shave-rush.
Shaw nA thicket, a small wood, copse or grove. 2. a strip of wood or underwood forming the border of a field.
Shaw vbTo fence or border (a field) with a shaw.
Shawy adjAbounding in shaws, woody.
She prThings female or of the female sex. 2. the female person or being previously mentioned or understood, in the nominative case. 4. that woman or female: any woman 5. an object designated or personified as feminine.
She -cmpFemale, feminine in hyphenated compounds.
Sheaf nA quantity of stalks of cut grain or the like, bound together; a bundle of straw. 2. any collection of things, as papers held together by a band or tie. 3. the quiverful of arrows carried by an archer -- usu. 24. 4. a bale, bidle, bundle, faggot, quiver, truss.
Shear nAn edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it.
Shear vbTo deviate, sheer, to cut, clip, or sever a thing with shears or similar instrument, to shear or to shear a fleece a sheep. 2. to reap grain or other similar crops. 3. to deprive of property. 4. to separate or remove with shears or a like instrument. 5. to cut off or clip from the surface.
ShearernA workman who shears for a living.
Shearsmith nA makers of shears.
Sheath nA protective covering. 2. an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant. 2. a case or holder for a knife or sword.
Sheathe vb To put into a sheath; to gather and bind into a sheath, as in to sheaf wheat. 2. to plunge a sword into flesh, as if into a sheath. 3. to encase or protect with a covering, as the hull of a ship with metal. 4. to draw in as claws.
Sheave vbTo bind in a sheaf; sheave.
Sheave nSlice of bread. 2. a slice. 3. a shaving.
Shed nDistinction, discrimination, separation (of one thing from another). 2. the faculty of discerning, or distinguishing. 2. something being shed or fallen as "a shed of snow."
Shed nA small low building, often with its sides or front open. 2. a lean-to 3. any building used for storage made from tin; sometimes a temporary covering. 4. a store-house barn.
Shed vbTo fall in drops; to pour out in drops. 2. to let fall the parts, as seeds or fruit; to throw off a covering. 3. to drop leaves, branches. 4. to get rid of, dismiss, sack, let go, release. 5. to shed or spill blood. 6. to cause or allow a substance to flow, spill or run out. 7. to cast off hair, fur, skin, feathers or other coverings like certain animals: to molt, exuviate, slough. 8. to emit, diffuse, cause to flow or pour out, as the sun sheds light. 9. to sprinkle, intersperse, to cause: her hair was shed with grey.
Sheel nShell, husk, pod, shell or outer covering. 2. that in the process of sheeling, shealing. 3. a parting, separation, division. 4. the act of parting, separation, dividing.
Sheen nA beautiful woman, a sheen. (Your beautiful sister Lucina, the sheen.) 2. The Sun: " The Sheen." 3. Gloss, lustre, brilliance, dazzle.
Sheen adjSomething to behold. 2. of a person, esp. of women and their appearance, features: beautiful, fair, comely, beholding. 3. " a sheen " a beauty in a woman or women. 4. of animals, inanimate objects, places: beautiful, attractive. 5. in a non-material sense: beautiful, noble, pure, clean, free from sin.) 6. bright, shiny, sheeny, resplendent. 7. of the day, the sky, bright, sheeny, sun-filled, bright in colour.
Sheen vbTo shine, glisten, gleam, glint, to glow after.
Sheenless adjWithout beauty, plain, unattractive, ugly. 2. dull, wan, dark, sunless. 3. ignoble, impure, unclean, peccable.
Sheep nA medium-sized, domesticated animal of the genus "Ovis aries." 2. an animal, a ruminant, keeped by man for its wool, skin and meat. 3. a docile vulnerable person with the supposed temperament of a sheep: meek, self-conscious, sheepishly bashful, foolish-feeling, weak and timid, a simpleton, who is preyed upon by. 4. the people of God under god's protection.
Sheepish adjSpiritless, shy, bashful, sheeped, coy, hesitant.
Sheep-run nAn extensive tract of country where sheep range and graze.
Sheet nA towel, napkin, a cloth. 2. a broad piece of linen or cotton stuff, canvas or the like for covering, swathing, protecting from injury. Nb: "a burying sheet": shroud.
Sheet-flood nA short-lived expanse of running water that spread as a continous sheet over a large area following rain.
Sheet-lightning nA diffused glow of light flashing out of the clouds and illuminating their outlines.
Sheeted ppWrapped in a sheet or sheets, esp. a windy or encircling sheet; applied to the dead or ghosts. 2. encircled by a sheet as protection against injury or cold. 3. spread out like a sheet, esp. of rain, snow, lightning.
ShellnAmmunition fired by a cannon or rocket-launcher. 2. the hard outer covering of any animal; the housing or outer covering of something. 3. outer covering of some fruits, such as eggs, nuts. 4. rigid covering that covers an object. 5. a very light, narrow, racing boat. 6. metal sheathing of any thickness. 7. any slight, hollow structure. 8. a basic structure of a building or buildings left after bombing, after demolition or during renovation. 9. framework, hollow, skeleton. 10. a coarse, thin kind of interior coffin, enclosed within a more stronger one.
Shell vbTo direct, throw or use explosives on or upon enemies during or conflict, bomb or bombard a city. 2. create by explosion and explosive blasts a hole through a rock. 3. remove from a pod, husk, outer covering friut, nuts, seeds. 4. look for and collect shells by the seashore. s break off the shell, as in shelling peas or nuts. 7. separate the kernels of or from the cob, ear or husk. 8.
Shell-meat nFonsisting of shellfish or testaceous molluscs.
Shell-monger nShell-seller or trader in shells. 2. shell collector.
Shell outphrDistribute freely
Shell-sand nMinute fragments of shells constituting a considerable part of the seashore or beach.
Shelf nOE. (scylfe) ledge, a ledge or shelf of rock or mountain, a floor. & OE. (scylf) rugged rock, pinnacle. Modern word " shelf" from LG. (Schelf)
Skelp nOE. (scylp): a sandbank in a river or sea; sometimes seen as shelf.
Sheltron nOE. (scieldtruma): a troop. 2. a close, compact body of troops, troops drawn in battle array. 3. a phalanx. 4. a compact body of ships; a shieldtrum.
Shelve vbOE. to shield or defend.
Shench nA cupful of drink or liquor,
Shench vbTo pour liquor. 2. to give a person a drink. 3. to shenk
Shenker nA drinker, a bibulant, boozer.
Shend vbTo put to shame and disgrace. 2. to confound, confuse. 3. to destroy, ruin, bring to destruction. 4. to disfigure, corrupt, infect, defile, soil. 5. to overcome with fatigue, bewilder, stupefy. 6. a milder sense: to injure, hurt, impair, damage, spoil; to discomfit in an argument or disagreement. 7. to dishonour, blacken, denigrate, demean, to be shent.
Shendful adjInfamous, disgraceful, vile, ignominous, shendlac
Shendship nShendness, disgace, ignominy, infame, vileness, the condition or quality of shend: shendness.
Shene vbTo burst asunder, break, blow up, explode.
Shent nDisgrace, shame, ignominy, scandal.
Shepherd nOne who tends, feeds and guards sheep, esp. a grazing flock. 2. a church pastor or clergyman who gives religious guidance.
Shepherd-hearted adjKind, compassionate, caring.
Shepstare nThe starling: from their habit of sitting on a sheep's back and searching for ticks to eat.
Sheriff nShire-reeve, the shireman.
Shewel nA scarecrow.
Shide nA piece of wood split for timber, often used for fire wood, a shider.
Shide vbTo divide, cleave, split, shatter, splinter.
Shield nA scute, carapace, plastron, or any proctective plate covering. 2. a privy, toilet, out-house. 3. sheet ice. 4. the dome of a shield volcano or a very broad dome with gently sloping sides.
Shield vbTo protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm. 2. hold back a thought or feeling about. 3. to harbour a grudge etc. 4. to cover with, defend, protect from injury. 5. to ward off, to keep off or out, to forbid. 6. to avert misfortune
Shift nA transformation, displacement 2. a workshift: time which you are at work. 3. a crew of workers. 4. the act of moving one place to another. 5. switch, changeover, directional change, dislodgement. 6. unsteady sideway movement. 7. a geological fault, fracture, break. 8. division, veering, distribution. 9. a woman's sleeveless undergarment.
Shift vbIn OE: to determine. 2. put in order, arrange. 3. apportion, distribute, divide into shares, partition off. 4. manage matters, make provision, deal, bargain. 5. bestir oneself; make a living by one's own devices. 6. manage with something inferior; to made do or to make shift. 7. to change someone mind; to change places. 8. to dress in fresh underclothing. 9. to change a scene. 10. to evade, turn aside. 11. transfer blame, responsilbilty or burden. 12. to palm off something onto a person. 13. to change a mechanical thing like a lever. 14, to alter direction. 15. to avoid, elude, escape. 16. shirk, to put off, deter. 17. to quit or leave. 18. to rid of. 19. to put off a person with a subterfuge. 20. evade or turn aside an argument or promise. 21. get rid of the effects, of drink, etc. 22. to change one's lodgings. 23. to move away, withdraw, depart esp to slip off unobserved.24. travel, journey, fare, move on.
Shiftless adjHelpless from self-defence. 2. void of cunning or artifice. 3. lacking in resource, incapable of shifting for oneself, hence inefficient, effete, lazy, shiftlessness. 4. of action, ineffective, futile, unvarying, unchanging, without shift, wendless.
Shildy adjGuilty, culpable.
Shill vbTo resound, sound loudly, ashill,
Shill vbTo separate. 2, to curdle milk.
Shilling n (shilling vbn: to shill)
Shim nShadow, gloom. 2. the streak of white on a horse's face. 3. a faint or transient appearance; a glimpse, a shimmer.
Shimmer n Nb: shimmerless, shimmeriness(flickering)
Shimmer vbEarlier use to shine brightly, glisten. 2. to shine with a tremulous, somewhat flickering light. 2. to gleam faintly. 3. to shim. 4. to move effortlessly, glide, drift.
ShinnThe inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg, between the knee and the ankle. 2. the foremost part of the human leg, between the knee and the ankle. 3. the tibia.
Shin vbClimb akwardly, as if to scramble. 2. to climb a tree, pole etc. by grasping it by the arms and legs, without the help of spikes, steps or other aids: "to shinny up.". 3. to go or run hastily in order to borrow money from a number of persons: 'to shin it.'
Shinder vbTo shiver. 2. to shatter into pieces.
Shine nThe quality of being bright and emitting light rays. 2. the quality or state of brightness, lustre, gloss, polish, sheen. 3. effulgence, refulgence. 4. sunshine, fairweather. 5. a liking or fancy for another.
Shine vbTo be bright by reflecting or casting light. 2. to be shiny, as if wet, glisten. 3. to emit light, beam, gleam, glint. 4. to be distinguished, eminent, talented. 5. to have a bright complexion; to glow, beam, radiate. 6. to touch or seem to be touching visually. 7. to experience a well-being feeling or happiness. 8. to make a surface shine, looked polished, smooth, smoothen. 9 to fall upon, strike.
Ship nA sea vessel that carries freight and passengers. 2, any large sea-going vessel. 3. a space going craft. 4. a dish originally fashioned like the hull of a ship, used to hold incense.
Ship vbTo engage to serve on board a vessel. 2. to engage or secure for service seaman on board a ship. 3. to embark on a ship. 4. to put on board a ship or rail train ;for transportation, to transport or convey. 4. convey on ships belonging to one country or industry, such as on a cargo ship, merchant ship.
Shipbote nPayment or charge for the repair of a ship
Shipbreche nShipwreck
Shipe nIn OE. sense, dignity, condition. 2. something allocated, wages, reward, remuneration, shiping.
Shipe vbTo reward, pay wages.
Shipper nA seaman. 2. a sea captain, skipper. 3. one who ships goods for transportation. 4. one who transports goods by rail.
Shipping nThe commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials; transportation, transport; transportation, transport. 2. conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry.
Shippon nA cattle-shed, a cowhouse, an ox-stall, a shippen, farm buildings.
Shipwreck nThe partial or total destruction of a ship at sea. 2. utter or practical destruction or ruin. 3. scatterd remnants, as of a wrecked ship, wreckage.
Shire nIn OE: official charge, adminstration office, esp, that of a bishop, steward, governor. In Old English times of smaller districts, hundreds and wapentake for purposes of local government. 2. A province, district.
Shire adjBright, shining. 2. of liquids: clear, translucent. 3. pure, unnixed. 4. morally, spiritually clean or pure. 5. complete, perfect, sheer, utter; also negatively mere, bare. 6. thin, tenuous, not dense, scanty, sheer, weak, small.
Shirely advBrightly, clearly, purely, shirenessly 2. with main force: mightly, straight down.
Shire-moot nJudicial assembly of the shire in OE. times.
Shire-wite nTax paid to the sheriff for holding a shire court.
Shirt n
Shit nExcrement; the act of defecation. 2. a contemptible person.
Shittle adjOf persons and their faculties: inconstant, variable, wavery, flighty, fickle. 2. Of things, shaky, unstable. 3. shittle-wit: a foolish person; shittle-willed: wavering, fickle in resolve.
Shittleness nFickleness. instability, vacillation, shakiness.
Shive nA sheave, a particle of tusk. 2. a splinter. 3. a piece of thread or fluff on the surface of a cloth. 4. refuse of hemp or flax. 5. a sliver of light; a shivelight. 6. a piece of bread, a sheave of bread.
Shiver nA fragment, a chip, splinter. 2. flake, loose fibre, or filament. 3. slately stone. 4. a breastplate of a plough.
Shiver vb
Shoad vbIn OE. to divide, separate, shed. 2. loose fragments of tin, lead, copper.
Shoal nFlock of birds. 2. large number of person, a throng, a crowd, a troop. 3. a large number of inaminate things. 5. a mass of floating ice.
Shoal adjOf water, watercourse, harbour, sound: not deep, slight in the depth, becoming shallow, shoaling. 2. of mind or intellectual: shallow, unprofound, shallowness.
Shoal vbOf waterway, streams, bays, harbour: to become shallower. 2. Of a ship to come into shoal or the shallows. 3. to dig or drive less deeply into soil.
Shoal-hoodnShallowness, unprofundity, slightness.
Shoaling ppgrowing or becoming shallower.
Shoat nA young weaned pig. 2. an idle, worthless person.
Shock n
Shock vb
Shode nThe crown of the head. 2. the part(ing) of the head. 3. a dividing ridge.
Shoding nSeparation. 2. the parting of the hair.
Shoe n
Shoe vb
Shoemaker nOne who makes boots, shoes, etc. 2. a cobbler, a sutler, a souter.
Shoe-treen A wooden or metal form inserting in boots or shoes to preserve their shape or to stretch them; also called a boot-tree.
Shond nShame, disgrace, , ignominy, scandal, infamy. 2. "To do someone shond." --- treat with indignity. 3. "to bring shond upon oneself or another." --- bring scandal, infamy, etc.
Shood nThe husk of oats after threshing. Also spelt "shude."
Shoot vb
Shoot n
Shop nA building, a commercial establishment, in which goods, wares, items are sold by retail. 2. a small place, a workshop, where handcrafts or manufacturing done. 3. a course of instruction in a trade class.
Shop vbTo go or do shopping, buy at, patronise.
Shopping nThe act of looking around for goods and services available for sale
Shop talkphrInterest, conversation about one's work or what's going on in their workshop. 2. to make one's work the chief topic of conversation, to talk shop.
Shore adjPrecipitous, rugged, sheer; steep.
Shortlivy adjEphemeral, shortlived, unenduring, fleeting.
Short-tongued adjInarticulate, stammering, lisping. 2. taciturn, unwilling to speak.
Shot nA solid missile, as a ball of iron, or a bullet, a pellet of lead. 2. the act of shooting
Shot vb
Shoulder n


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