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 un-illuminated 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, un-invitted 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 definite 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 phr"Old Sins Have Long Shadows" - past misdeeds are liable to return to haunt a person.
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 vbTo equip with a shaft or long, narrow passage. 2. to defeat somebody through trickery or deceit.
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 phr"Shake Off" - to cause to move from side to side or up and down with jerky movements.
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.
Shank of the Evening nTwilight, dusk.
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.
Shape phr"Shape Up" - Of 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 phr"Shape Up or Ship Out"- either do properly what one is supposed to be doing or simply go away --- rather than doing it badly.
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 (jocular)
Shapewear nWomen's tight-fitting underwear intended to control and shape the figure.
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.
Sharemonger nA person who rallies a group to a join a house share at a beach or in the countryside, then must hound his friends to pay their part of the rent while wrangling the property owner and juggling house members' changing weekend requests.
Sharewort nStarwort, Harwort, (grey); hoarwort.
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, sharp-worded, 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.
Sharp phr"Sharp as a Needle" - quick-witted; having plenty of perception.
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.
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." 3. a slope of a hill, decline, escarp, gradient, run-off; as in watershed (lit and fig.)
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 phr"Go Into (One's) Shell" - to retreat into one's mind or otherwise isolate oneself so as to avoid undesirable thoughts, situations, or interactions with people
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.
Shelter n
Shelter vb
Shelter-belt nA linne of trees etc. planted to protect crops from the wind.
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 (troop).
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.
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
Shield Wall nThe formation of a shield wall (Scildweall or Bordweall in Old English,[1] Skjaldborg in Old Norse) is a military tactic that was common in many cultures in the Pre-Early Modern warfare age. There were many slight variations of this tactic among these cultures, but in general, a shield wall was a "wall of shields" formed by soldiers standing in formation shoulder to shoulder, holding their shields so that they abut or overlap. Each soldier benefits from the protection of their neighbours' shields as well as their own.
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.
Shift and shaft phrThe act of increasing taxes at a lower level of government, whilst lowering them at the highest level for political expediency.
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 nOE: scherte: a short garment, a petticoat, tunic, argon, apron. 2. a garment or shirting worn on the upper part of the body. 3. a loose garment of cloth, linen orother materials worn on the upper part of the body. Formerly worn by both male and female wearers, now usu. worn only by men and boys.
Shirt vbTo clothe or cover with a shirt.
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, a sheave or small wheel in a pulley.
Shiver nA fragment, one of the small pieces into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden violence, a chip, splinter. 2. flake, loose fibre, or filament; nb: plural-shivers. 3. slately stone a variety of blue state. 4. a breastplate of a plough. 5. a small wedge for the fastening of the bolt of a window shuttle; a spindle. 6. reflex motion caused by cold or fever or excitement, a tremble, a shake. 7. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; a frisson of surprise. 8. a chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle.
Shiver vbTo tremble convulsively, from fear or excitement; shudder, throb, thrill. 2. to vibrate, quiver, shake as from cold. 3. to cause to tremble as a sail.
Shivering nThe act of shivering or trembling.
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 nAn unkempt or shaggy mass of hair. 2. a poodle or shaggy-haired dog; a shough.
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 nA metal u-shaped plate nailed for protecction to the underside of a horse's hoof. 2. footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather, and a sole or heel of a heavier material.
Shoe vbTo shoe a horse. 2. to supply or furnish with shoes.
Shoehorn n
Shoehorning nA thing by which a transaction is facilitated; a medium. 2. an inducement.
Shoeing-smith nA farrier.
Shoemaker nOne who makes boots, shoes, etc. 2. a cobbler, a sutler, a souter.
Shoestring nFiguratively, a small amount.
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.
Shond phr "To do Someone Shond." - treat with indignity.
Shond phr 3. "To Bring Shond Upon Oneself or Another." - bring scandal, infamy, etc.
Shood nThe husk of oats after threshing. Also spelt "shude."
Shoot vbTo hit, wound, kill with a missile, discharged from a weapon. 2. to discarge a missile from a bow, rifle. 3. "to shoot the sun." --- to take the altitude of with a sextant. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Shoot n
Shoot down vbTo move quickly and violently. 2. to shoot at and force to come down, like an enemy aircraft. 3. to thwart the passage of, such as a proposal; vote down, defeat. 4. bring down, cut down, deal a death-blow to.
Shooting-iron nA weapon, firearm, gun
Shoot of one's mouth phrTo speak spontaneously and without restraint; lip off.
Shooting-star nA meteor. 2. cynosure.
Shoot up vbTo grow or move up very quickly.
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, patronize.
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, short-lived, un-enduring, 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; that which is discharged in shooting. 3. any assessment, tax, payment, contribution; reckoning or fine; a scot.
Shot vbTo fire a gun. 2. to send something forward or into the air or sky.
Shoot vbTo send forth swiftly. 2. wound with missile.
Shoot-out nA gunfight; a battle or fight with guns, often between gangs. 2. A military conflict between regularly constituted armed forces, geuriilas or insurgents, a firefight.
Shough nShaggy-haired poodle; a poodle.
Should vbPast tense of shall
Shoulder nPoint where arm, front leg or wing is joined to or connects the body. 2. The part of the trunk between the neck and the free portion of the arm or forelimb3. the forequarter of an animal 4. Anything which supports, bears up, or projects like a shoulder. 5. either edge of a road or highway.
Shoulder to shoulder phrSide by side and close together. 2. with united effort in co-operation.
Shove vbTo thrust, push (with violence), but now less dignified in use, often suggesting some notion of roughnness, carelessness or harshiness. 2. To thrust a weapon. 3. banish, eject object, from an office, society. 4. To impart, communicate, to move a heavy object forward through muscular strength from behind. 5. to force onward by pushing. 6. to cause to fall over a cliff or out of a plane. 7. to throw down in. 8. bring into prominence. 9. to impel, urge forward.
Shovel nInstrument similar to a spade, but with a hollower blade for moving loose materail, such as soil, sand, snow, coal. 2. largish machine with a broad blade or scoop for taking up, removing or throwing loose matter.
Shovel vbTo gather up, lift up, dig up or clear away, often in large quanties, earth, snow, etc. with a shovel
Shovel- ready adjTo be ready, willing and eager to commence a project, esp. a building one.
Show nThe act of showing or bringing into view. 2. the exposure to sight or exhibition. 3. a proud or showy display. 4. a spectacle, semblance, likeness, appearance. 5. false semblance, pretense, deceit.
Show vbTo exhibit, view, or present; to place in sight to display. 2. to tell, reveal, make known. 4. to direct, guide, lead, usher. 5. to make approach or clear by evidence. 6. to prove, explain, to manifest, to evince. 7. to bestow, confer, afford.
Show-business nThe business or activities - the entertainment industry- relating to or providing entertainment on stage, theatre, television, radio or other mediums. 2. Showbiz (slang).
Show-bizzy adjRelating or pertaining to the activities of show business.
Show-down nA hostile, often violent disagreement, confrontation or conflict face-to-face.
Shower nA plumbing piece that sends water over you in a spray when taking a shower. 2. a short falling of rain; a great dropping of leaves, etc; a coming in abundance of letters, money; a profuse of kind words or praise to a person. 3. a sudden pouring out of tears. 4. a sprinkle of a spray of any kind of liquid.
Shower nSomeone who organises or produces a stage-show.
Shower vbTo water with a shower. 2. to bestow liberally, to distribute or give in abundance.
Showery adjRaining in showers or in short duration.
Show-folknPerson working in the etertainment industry.
Show forth vbTo manifest, publish, proclaim.
Showing nThe action of displaying, exhibiting, manifesting to the public or an individual. 2. the fact of being displayed, exhibited. 3. to show a movie, film, exhibition of art, books etc. 4.
Showman nAn entertainer, singer, musician, dancer etc. 2. a theatrician, impresario, promoter. 3. one who stages, manages or produces works in the entertainment industry. 4. one (fig.) who dramatises or overplays a situation or incident.
Show-me exclan exclamation that demands demonstration. 2. believing only in clear evidence, extremely sceptical.
Show-off nA person who acts over-proudly, ostentatiously or flaunts his achievements or percieved status.
Show of hands phrA raising of hands to indicate judgement. 2. a vote taken by a show of hands
Show-house nA shop or other building in which wares are displayed.
Show-room nA room used for the display of goods or merchandise. 2. a room in which a show is exhibited. 3. the rooms in a large mansion, which are regularly shown to vistors.
Show stone nA piece of glass or crystal supposed to have the property of showing images of persons of things not present, thus indicating in that way future events; a crystal ball.
Show-stopper nA performance so outstanding or a moment so overwhelming in a show that those watching are awestruck. 2. Someone who is so strikingly attractive or something that is full of natural appeal.
Show upvbTo show, reveal, make known, make clear. 2. to manifest, publish, proclaim.
Showy adjOf visible objects, presenting an imposing or striking presence for making a good display. 2. proud, ostentatious or over-showing in display or parade. 3. marked by ostentation, but often completely tasteless. 4. superficially attractive and stylish, suggesting wealth without wisdom. 5. splendid, gorgeous, fine, great, magnificent, gaudy, pompous.
Shred nA fragment, piece, particle, shard, cut or broken off. 2. a narrow strip, scrap, a thrum; a small piece of cloth, paper. 3. a tiny or scarcely detectable amount, a whit or smidge. 4.
Shred vbTo destroy. 2. to prune, lop off a branch. 3. to strip one of his or her wealth. 4. to cut off a lock of hair. 5. to pare, peel, cut away, cut down, shave away. 6. to cut into shreds or thin strips or slices, esp. in cooking. 7. cut or tear into narrow strips, paper, documents into an unreadable state. 8. to become divide into small pieces, parts. 9. cut or sever with scissors. 10. cleave, hack, tear into pieces or two parts. 11. to lop or prune.
Shredden ppMade of shreds, patchwork, thrums, strips, fragments etc.
Shredder nA device that shreds documents for security reasons, that is, to prevent the wrong people from reading or copying them.
Shredding nThe act of cutting or tearing into shreds. 2, that is cut or torn off: a fragment, thrum, a mote. 3. Fig, to destroy someone or something good name: " to shred someone reputation."
Shreddy adjConsisting of shreds, thrummy, fragmentish.
Shredling nA minute portion, part, mote, bit, shreddigs.
Shredless adjWithout shreds, thrum, fragments
Shreitch nThe Missel-thrush
Shrench vbTo place cross-wise. 2. to put in as stumbling block, put in the way of, to entrap. 2. to decieve. 3. to shrivel with heat.
Shrepe vbTo scratch.
Shrew nThe Sorex. 2. a wicked, evil-disposed, or malignant man. 3. a mischievous or vexatious person; a rascal, villian. 3. a woman of vexatious, scolding or nagging disposition.
Shrewd adjShrewdish, cunning, artful, wily, mindful. 2. evil, ill-disposed, wicked, malicious. 3. inclined to scold, curse, hence nasty, vicious, malicious, wicked, vexatious, unfair. 4. able, clever in everyday matters, astute in business. 5. sharp-witted, wise, sagacious, keen. 6. critical, subtle, artful, acute, discerning, penetrating, farsighted, canny.
Shrewdom nWickedness, shrewness, shrewhood.
Shrewd-head nA cunning person, a shrewdie.
Shrewd-hearted adjRuled by reason rather than sentiment. 2. wordly, worldly-wise, astute. 3. cunning, artful, wily.
Shrewd-tongued adjCunning in speech and argument. 2. careful and calculating in speech and speaking.
Shride vbOE. scrydan. to cloth, provide with clothes. 2. to ward off
Shriding nClothing, apparel, garments.
Shrift nA thing confessed. 2. penance imposed by a priest after confession; "to nim, take or do shrift." 3. short shrift:
Shrift nThe act of doing shrift or penance. 2. a father confessor.
Shriftness nConfession.
Shrike vbOf birds: to pipe or shrike, as the Shrike or Missel Thrush
Shrim vbTo shrink or shrivel. 2. to chill or benumb.
Shrine nA worship place made holy by it's history and association with some enshrined, sacred person, event or thing. 2. an altar, tomb, church, sometimes because of it's art, relics or enshrinements.
Shring vbTo enshrine. 2. to cherish devoutly, hold sacred.
Shrink nA psychiatrist, psycotherapist. 2. the act of shrinking, contraction, recoil, withdrawal. 3. die-away; fade-away, diminishment, dwindling, ebbing.
Shrink vbTo draw back with fear or pain. 2. wither or shrivle up through the loss of moisture. 3. reduce or decrease in range, in size and extent; become smaller or draw together. 4. wrinkle, bend, curl; gather together. 5. to withdraw, retire, shy away from harm or danger. 6. to delay or decline action through fear, horror or caution; to recoil from fear, horror or distress. 7. to pull back from distress, fear or horror. 8. to express fear, horror or pain by conntracting the body or part of it. 9. to shake, shudder, quake. 10. to ebb, fade, falter.
Shrinker nOne who shrinks or recoils from the truth, from duty, danger or the like. 2. an apostate: one who shrinks from faith.
Shrinking nThe process or result of becoming less or smaller. 2. the act of becoming less. 3. ebbing, fading, falter.
Shrinking adjWithering, lessening, diminishing in size. 2. wrinkly, bendy, curly.
Shrink onvbOnshrink: to adhere firmly and tightly around another by natural contraction through cooling.
Shrive vbTo allot, assign, decree, adjudge. impose a sentence, impose penance, regard, care for, shrift.
Shroud nOE scrud. a covered place used as a shelter or refuge. 2. a cave, den, crypt, vault under a church. 3. a clothing, garment, cloth of sheet wound around the corpse before burial. 4. the dress of the dead.
Shroud vbTo hide, conceal, cover, mist over. 2. that which clothes, conceals or protects. 3. to take shelter, harbour, hide
Shrove nPenalty, punishment, shrift. 2. confession, 3. absolution.
Shrove vbOE. scrivan: to impose penalty, punishment, shrift upon. 2. to hear the confession and adminster absolution. 3. to make merry, merrymake.
Shrub nOE. shrob. 2. a woody plant of less size than a tree, and usu. with several stems from the the same root. 2. underwood: shrubs and smaller trees.
Shrub vbTo lop, prune.
Shrubble nA little sprout or shrub.
Shun vbTo avoid and stay away from deliberately. 2. stay clear of, get out of the way of, escape from. 3. eschew. 4. expel from a community, banish, ban, ostracise, cast out. 5.
Shunning nThe act of deliberately avoiding; keeping away or clear off, preventing from happening. 2. escaping fom, eschewing
Shurt vbTo amuse oneself, pass the time.
ShurtingnAmusement, past-time, hobby, interest, diversion.
Shury adjScurfy.
Shut vbTo close the eyes or mouth. 2. to obstruct a passage; to close so as to hinder entry or exit. 3. to prevent from entering; shut out. 4. keep out , exclude, preclude, bar, prohibit. 5. to hold together, to close over, to close by bringing the parts togther.
Shut away vbTo put in a place where something cannot be removed or got out of. 2. to lock away, puut away, lock in, shut up.
Shut-down nTo stop from or cause to operate. 2. close up, close down.
Shute nA channel or open trough for conveying water, esp. to a lower level. 2. a gutter fixed between the eves of a building. 3. a sudden flood in a river, a freshet. 4. a steep (artificial) channel or enclosed passage down which ore, coal, grain is shot to a receptacle below.
Shut-eye nSlang for sleep, doze, kip, forty-winks or a nap.
Shut-in nA person confined from normal social intercourse; an agrophobiac. 2. someone who is incapacitated by chronic illness or injury and finds it difficult to go out into society.
Shut in vbTo enclose, confine, to cover or block the view of.
Shut-in adjSomewhat introverted, retiring, shy, closeted.
Shut-minded adjOf a closed mind, not ready to recieve new ideas. 2. uninnovative; conservative, narrow-minded.
Shut-mindedness nThe state or quality of having a closed, conservative, uninnovative mind.
Shut-mouthed adjWord-bound, quiet, taciturn, unwordy. 2. not apt to talk, reserved, silent, uncommunicative. 3. dumb, mute, aphasic.
Shut off vbTo prevent te passage of, as water from a tap or through an irrigaation system. 2. to block the flow of or shutting off any kind of liquid, such as gas, oil, water. 3. to exclude, keep out, avoid. 4. to shut oneself off from some painful or hurtful emotion situation by denial.
Shut one's mouth phrTo refrain from divulging sensitive information; keep quiet about confidential information.
Shut-outnThe act of denying entry or admission to someone or representatives of a group. 2. a state of mind where one shut oneself out (shut-out) from some painful or hurtful emotion situation by denial.
Shut out vbTo exclude from entry, deny admission (often such occurs during a industrial dispute where the employers stop the workers from entering the workplace) 2. to shut oneself off from some painful or hurtful emotion situation by denial.
Shutter nA hinged blind for a window. 2. an opening, aperture of any kind. 3. one who opens and shuts any kind of aperture.
Shutting-in n"The Shutting-in": the evening, nightfall, dusk.
Shutting-off nThe act of stemming the flow of something etc., usu. gas, water . 2. the closing off, isolating or separating something. 3. the blocking off of the paasage of.
Shut together vbTo unite, to link, to close, to end simultaneously, to culminate.
Shuttle nA arrow, dart, missile. 2. a bolt, bar or shittle on a door. 3. a shutter or shuttle on a channel made to carry molten lead. 4. a floodgate in a millstream
Shuttle vbTo move backwards and forwards like a shuttle. 2. to come and go; ebb and flow; wax and wane.
Shuttle-bone nEach of the bones in the forearm.
Shut up vbTo close , make fast or secure the entrances. 2. to obstruct, as in a passage through something. 3. to enclose, confine, imprison, to fasten. 4. to shut or lock up a prisoner. 5. to end , finish, terminate, conclude. 6. to unite two pieces, as in welding or joining them together. 7. to cause to become silent through fear, intimidation or threat.
Shy adjLacking self-confidence, diffident, abashed, timid, demure. 2. worried and distrustful, inclining to avoid persons and situations. 3. easily frightened, fearful, nervous, cautious, wary, suspicious. 4. reserved, coy, embarrased.
Shyphr"A Shy Bairn Gets Nowt" - if you are too shy, and don't ask, you won't get what you want.
Shy away vb"To shy away from." ---To avoid having to deal with some unpleasant situation.
Shyness nThe quality or state of being shy, bashful, reserved, coy, timid, diffident.