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So advin the way or manner indicated, described, or implied: Do it so. 2. in that or this manner or fashion; thus. 3. in the aforesaid state or condition: It is broken and has long been so. 4. to the extent or degree indicated or suggested: Do not walk so fast. 5. informal. very or extremely: I'm so sad. conjunction 6. in order that (often followed by that ): check carefully, so any mistakes will be caught 7. with the result that (often followed by that ): He checked carefully, so that the mistakes were caught. 8. on the condition that; if.
So pnSuch as has been stated: to be good and stay so. 2. something that is about or near the persons or things in question, as in number or amount: of the original twelve, five or so remain.
So intjUsed as an exclamation of surprise, shock, discovery, inquiry, indifference, etc., according to the manner of utterance.)
So adjTrue as stated or reported; conforming with reality or the fact: Say it isn't so.
So collOnly, just so many, being a limited or small number or amount: I can eat only so many pieces of fruit. 2. only / just so much, being a limited amount or quantity; up to a certain point or maximum: I can eat only so much fruit; just so much that one can do in such a case. 3. so as, a. with the result or purpose: to turn up the volume of the radio so as to drown out the noise from the next apartment. b. Older Use. provided that: I like any flower, just so as it's real. 4. so much, a. something, as an amount or cost, that is not specified or determined: The carpeting is priced at so much per yard. b. all that is or needs to be said or done: So much for the preliminaries, let's get down to the real issues. 5. so much as, even: He doesn't so much as say hello to me. Usage note 6. The intensive so meaning “very or extremely” ( Everything's so expensive these days ).
Soak vbTo lie in and become saturated or permeated with water or some other liquid. 2. to pass, as a liquid, through pores, holes, or the like. 3. to be thoroughly wet. 4. to penetrate or become known to the mind or feelings (followed by in) 5. informal. to drink immoderately, especially alcoholic beverages. 6. to place or keep in liquid in order to saturate thoroughly; steep. wet thoroughly; saturate or drench. 8. to permeate thoroughly, as liquid or moisture does. 9. metallurgy . to heat (a piece) for reworking. 10. informal. to intoxicate (oneself) by drinking an excess of liquor
So-and-so nAn indifferent worthless fellow, poor in health or moderate in circumstances or prosperity.
Soap nSubstance made of fat or oil mixed with alkali forming a lather when rubbed in water. 2. a cleansing agentconsisting of sodium or potassium salts of fatty acid, made by decomposing the glyceryl esters with fats and oils with akali; a detergent. 3. flattery, as in soft soap
Soap vbTo rub, smear, lather, treat with salt. 2. to address with smooth or flattering words; to flatter.
Soapie nA Soap-box Opera: a daytime television or radio drama presented serially and usually dealing with domestic themes of a highly emotional character, so called in reference to the soap commercials often presented on such programs.
Soap-monger nA trader or seller of soap and other items of ablution.
Soapwort nA perennial herb (Saponaria officianilis,) so called because it's juice when mixed with water forms a lather.
Soapy adjSmeared with soap, coverd with soap suds or lather. 3. impregnated with soap; containing soap or soapy solution. 4. of the nature of soap, having the soft greasy feeling of soap. 5. of appearances, feel, etc; resembling that of soap. 6. having the taste of soap.. 7. (slang) over-smooth, suave, ingratiating, sycophantic, backscratching, unctuous.
So be it phrSobeit; provided that, if only.
Sock nA short stocking covering the foot, made of wool or synthetic material, not stretching as far as the calf.
So ever advUsed with generalising or emphatic force after words or phrases preceded by how, what, which, whose.
So forth advSuch and such a thing.
Soft adjOf a substance easily chaged in shape by pressure, without fracture; impressionable, ductile, malleable, easily worked. 2. smooth and delicate to touch (soft skin). gentle in it's effect upon the ear; not loud or harsh. 4. mild in manner of physical action; gentle, bland. 5. of colour: soft, unobtrusive, delicate in shading not glaring or striking; soft in tint. 6. of nature, personality: gentle, mild, conciliatory, sympathetic, courteous, soft-hearted. 7. easily or easy touched in feelings; tender, sympathetic. 8. incapable of heavy hardship; delicate. 9. of soft intellect; easily yielding to emotion; maudling.
Soften vbTo make or become soft or softer. 2. allay, alleviate, temper.
Softener nSomething that softens. 2. an action that mitigates or softens the severity of a mishap, misfortune , misdeed, etc.
Soften up vbTo butter up, honey, influence, lead along, kid along, induce, milden, massage, mollify, soft soap, string along, undermine. 2. to debilitate, enfeeble, harass, harry, subdue by attrition, unstrengthen, weaken, wear down, work over.
Soft-foot vbTo tip-toe, go quietly.
Soft-head nFool. idiot, simpleton.
Soft-hearted adjHaving a soft or susceptible nature. 2. kind-hearted, tender-hearted, merciful, softish.
Softish adjOf persons, inclined to be soft in nature, personality or attitude. 2. of materials, not hard or firm, but pliable or malleable.
Soft-landing nMay refer to soft landing (flight) -- a type of landing, usually of a hot air balloon, in descent by gradually reducing its buoyancy. 2. in rocketry, a landing which does not result in the destruction of the payload vehicle. 3. in economics, a process in the economy shifting from growth to slow-growth, to potential flat or little growth to avoid a recession.
Soft-line vbA gentle and understanding way of dealing with others; esp. in politiacal and diplomatic crises.
Softling nAn effeminate or unmanly man; a weakling.
So-mickle adjSo big or large.
Soft-mindedness nStupidity, foolishness, gullibility, gormlessness.
Soft-mouth nA flatterer, smooth-talker, sycophant.
Soft onvbMarked by foolish or unreasonable faairness. 2. infatuated by; smitten by; lenient towards.
Soft-sell nA subtle method of persuasion used by salesmen, rather than an aggressive or hardsell approach.
Soft soapvbThe use of subtle, non-insistent methods of slaesmanship.
Softy adjA weak, but often very kind and accomodating person, often used by those without scruples or decency for their own advantage. 2. fig. a soft touch. 3. an extremely sentimental person. 4. a weak or effeminate man or boy; not one innured to hardship; a sissy.
Soke nOE. the power of holding court, domain, the right of investigation or seeking. 2. the Lord's power or privelege of holding court in a district, as in the manor or lordship, jurisdiction of causes, and a limit of that jurisdiction. 3. liberty or privelege of tenants of the manor excuse from customary burden
Sokeman moot nThe court of the manor and it's jurisdiction and power.
Soken nA toll. 2. a district held by socage.
Sole nA rope cord etc. 2. a rope or cord for tethering or tying up cattle or other aniamls. 2. a wooden collar or yoke used to fasten a cow etc. to a stall. 3. a yoke.
Sole nA muddy or miry place.
Sole vbTo become dirty, muddy, miry, grimy. 2. to abound in mud, mire, slush, miasmic.
Some adjOf an indeterminate quality, number, amount, not much of, a little. 2. limited in degree or amount; moderate. 3. concerned or thought of, but not definitely known. 4. part of something, but not all of it; greater or less portion of sum. 4. worthy, considerable, very good: " that has some talk or notice, account." 5. considerable in number of quality.
Some adjReduced form of of I-some; sam. 2. united, reconciled, at peace, friendly, quiet, sedate; saught and some.
Some advIn an approximate degree. 2. as nearly as may be estimated (some thirty people arrived.) 3. about, near, more or less.
Some phr"To get some."to have sex; to suceed in finding a sexual partner.
Some sfxA word forming element used in making adjectives, as a suffix added to numerals meaning " a group of that number" -- a twosome. 2. approximately or having, as in blithesome, blithsomeness, burdensome, fearsome, fearsomely, gladsome.
Some prnA certain undetermined quantity or part or portion. 2. certain particlar ones not definitelly, known or not specifically designated, as in "I had some."
Some and some phrA few at a time
Somebody prnA person unknown or named; a human, person, individual, a mortal or soul. 2. a person of consequence; important person; a digntary, a big-timer, heavyweight, hot-shot, a something else, celebrity, a vip.
Somebody else phrAnother, far from it, heavy, hot, not nothing like, out of sight, peachy, quite a thing, srumptious,smashing, something else again, stunner, way out again, way out wonder.
Somebody or other phrSomeone or soomebody not specified; an indeterminate person or individual.
Somebody up there phrGod or a supernatural controlling power
Some by some phrLittle by little, gradually, by degrees.
Some char advOn one occasion; sometime; some day, some future time. OE: cer --a chore, odd job, also work done by the day.
Some day soon phrBefore very long.
Somedeal adjSome portion or part of some thing or one thing; somewhat. 2. a considerable number of people, crowd, throng, a mingle. 3. in some degree or measure, by some extent, partly, somewhat.
Somegate advIn some place, somewhere. 2. somewhere, somehow, in some way or manner.
Somehow advIn some manner or way not explained
Someone prnSome person, somebody.
Someone nA somebody, an individual, person, mortal.
Some-say nA reported saying or statement.
Something nA particular thing indefinitely concieved or stated. 2. some portion or quantity. 3. a person or thing of importance. 4. "make something of himself": success; usefulness
Somethingness nThe fact or state of being something. 2. real or materail existence. 3. an entity.
Something-nothing nA triviality, a mere bagatelle.
Something-nothing-everything adjThe spin or deceit in promises of con men and those less than honest in business and life.
Some-time advAt some future time not precisely stated. 2. at a time not precisely stated; eventually. 3. at some indeterminate time or occasion.
Sometime adjFormer, erstwhile, quondam.
Sometimey adjVariable, unstable, unfirm.
Someway advIn some way or other; someways. 2. by some means, somehow, at some distance.
Some-what nAn uncertain quantity or degree. 2. an individual thing of consequence.
Some-whatly advTo some slight extent or degree.
Some-when advAt some time, something or other, usually indefinite and unknown.
Some-whence advFrom some indefinite place or from somewhere or otherly.
Some-where nAn unspecified or unknown place.
Some-where advIn, at, or to some place unspecified or unknown. 2. in some place or other 3. in or to some existent place, as opposed to no-where. 4. approximately, nearby, close to.
Some-while (s) advAt or in some former time, formerly, erewhile, erstwhile. 3. some while since, some time ago. 4. before, sometime of a former or past occasion. 5. once, at one time. 6. for some time.
Some-whither advTo some indefinite or unknown place; somewhere. 2. in some direction. 2. to some place.
Some-why advFor some reason or reasons.
Some-wise advIn some way, manner or other. 2. in some-wise.
Someredness nSamredness: harmomy, unity, concord.
Somerune nSamrune: Council, consultation, concord, unity.
Son nA male child considered with refernces to either parent or to both parents, male child, male issue, male off-spring. 2. amy male descendant. 3. one who occupies the place of a son, as by adoption, marriage or regard. 4. a person "son" regarded as a native of a particular country or place. 5. a male person who is characterised by some quality or thing or by being or representing some some quality or character, as in " Son of Freedom." 6. a divine word of God; Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity. 7. produce of anything.
Son-before-the father nVarious plants, such as the Willow-herb, Meadow-saffron, Colt's foot.
Song nThe singing of vocal music; more overly, any melodious utterance, as of a bird. 2. a musical composition for the voice or many voices. 3. a short poem whether to be sung or not. 4. a lyric or a ballad. 5. a poetry verse. 6. a mere trifle, as in "sold for a song." 7. an anthem, carol, chant, hymn.
Song-book nA book containing a collection of songs. 2. a recording, such as a CD, containing a collection of songs by a particular artist ("Christmas Songbook.")
Songcraft nThe art of making songsor verses, metrical compositions, versification.
Songful adjAbounding or full in song. 2. melodious, good for singing.
Song-hit nA song which is a popular success. 2. a hit, hitsong, pop song.
Songless adjDevoid of song; not singing. 2. lacking the power of song or pipe or chirm.
Songlessness nThe state or condition of being songless, unable or without the power of singing.
Songman nA singer; a person accustomed to singing songs.
Song-maker nA singer, song-writer or record producer.
Song-smith nA composer or maker of songs
Songster nA person or bird given to singing; one skilled in song. 2. a poet, skop, skald, leetman.
Songstress na female singer.
Song-wright nA song writer, singer
Songworthy adjWorthy or appropriate to be put to music. 2. heroic, praiseworthy.
Song-writer nOne who writes songs.
Sonship nPosition, state, condition, or relation of being a son. 2. son-hood.
Soon advAt a future or subsequent time not long distant; shortly. 2. without delay; in a speedy manner; also, with ease ; readily. 3. willingl. readily; usu. with as would as, had as, etc. 4. in good season; early. 5. at once; immediately.
Soon as phr"As soon as" -- immediately; at or after another event.
Soon at phrAs soon as the time referred to arrives.
Soon enoughphrWithout being tardy; very soon from now.
Sooner nOne who makes an unfair and premature start. 2. one who takes things into his own hands and acts prematurely regardless of the law or condition.
Sooner or later phrAt some uncertain time in the future, as in " He will find out about her, sooner or later."
Soonish adjSomewhat soon.
Soon-ness nThe condition or quality or being soon. 2. speediness, promptness.
Soot nA black substance, essentially carbon from the combustion of wood or coal, as deposited on the walls of chimneys and other surfaces in contact with smoke.
Soot vbTo soil or cover with soot. 2. to smear, smudge, grime or foul with soot. 3. to cover with or with soot. 4. to sprinkle manure with soot.
Soot adjSweet to the smell or taste; sweet-smelling, fragrant. 2. of persons, quality or disposition: pleasant, agreeable, gentle, mild, sweet, gracious. 3. of sounds, melodious, harmonious.
Soot-dew nA black, fulginous, grimy coating parts of living plants or buildings.
Sooted pplBlackened, begrimed, covered with soot.
Sooth nTruth, the sooth, verity, fulfilment. 2. the real or actual facts or circumstances; realness, genuineless, definiteness, certainty. 3. a true thing or saying. 4. prophecy, prognostication, soothsaying, prediction
Sooth vbTo prove or show a fact, statement, etc. 2. to be true, to verify, to demonstrate. 3. to declare a statement to be true. 4. to uphold as the the truth. 5. to corrobate or support. 6. to put forwatrd a lie or untruth as being true. 7. to confirm, encourage or humour a person by expressing assent with approval. 8. to blandish, cajole, please by agreement or assent; to flatter in this way. 9. to smooth or gloss over (an offence) to render less objectionable or offensive.
Sooth adjTrue, veritable, real, genuine of things or qualities. 2. of a deity, true, in accordance with, not false, fictitious or unsooth. 3. of persons, truthful, soft, smooth.
Soothe nCalmness, quietness, trnquilty, mollification, appeasemement, composure, mitigation.
Soothe vbTo render an animal, person, the feelings calm or quiet. 2. to restore to a normal peaceful or tranquil condition. 3. to mollify, appease, quieten down. 4. to bring to a composed condition. 5. to effect in a tranquilising and agrreable manner. 6. to reduce or mitgate the force of passion or pain. 7. to render less painful or violent, to allay, assuage, mitigate. 8. to soften, tone down, render less harsh or prominent. 9. to exercise a soothing or calming effect.
Soothfast adjSpeaking or adhering to the truth, truthful, true, faithful, loyal. 2. true, veracious, just, equitable. 3. reliable, certain, sure. 4. true, real, veritable, said esp. of God or persons of the Trinity.
Soothfastly advTruthfully, truly, veritably.
Soothfastness nThe fact or condition (in soothfastness) or quality of being soothfast: true and truthful.
Sooth-hoodnThe quality or condition of being truthful, veritiable, soothful.
Soothing adjFlattering, blandishing, specious, plausible. 2. calm.pacifying, molifying, quietening.
Soothquide nA word or saying of truth, a proverb, adage.
Soothrightly advTruly, verily, genuinely.
Soothsay nA true or wise saying, a proverb, adage. 2. a prediction, prognosication, prophecy. 3. an omen, portent,
Soothsay vbPrognosticate, prophesise, to fortune-tell. make predictions, to foretell the future. 3. to announce the future as a soothsayer.
Sootied ppMade sooty, blackened, denigrated
Soot up vbTo fill up or choke with a sooty deposit.
Sooty adjStained, grimed or blackened with soot, besooted, soot-smeared. 2. consisting or producing soot. 3. black or fulginous in colour like soot. 4. sooty in colour: dusky or brownish black; dirtish in tinge or hue. 5. of grain, blackened, affected by smut. 6. of the soul, fouled by sin and wrongdoings. 7. fig, black, dismal, foreboding.
Sooty-black advA very dark black, ebony, jet black, pitch black, tenebrous.
Sooty-eyed adjDark or blackish eyes
Sooty-mouthed adjFoul, cloacal, slanderous, vituperative.
Sooty-souled adjOf the soul, fouled with darkness, sin and hell-bound.
Sop nA piece of bread dipped or steeped in water, wine before eaten or cooked. 2. a dish of soaked bread. 3. of persons in respect of some pervading quality or property: a sop of sorrow, sop of knowledge, wisdom. 4. a dull or foolish one: a milksop. 5. of person, thoroughly soaked or steeped in something or some way. 6. something given to appease or pacify the recipient -- a sop. 7. a tuft of wet green grass amongst hay; also fig: an contradiction, a paradox. 8. a collection or accumulation of some liquid: soppy or soaked state or condition, thoroughly wet or soaking. 9. "The Sweet Sop" --- the Sop Tree of Luzone (Petiva Gazoply or Rhymay.)
Sop vbTo dip, soak or steep bread etc., in some liquid. 2. to become soaking wet. 3. to drench in moisture; to intoxicate. 4. to be carried away by sopping, as in slow sweeping into a structure, like a bridge. 5. to propitiate.
Sope nA small draught, a small amount of drink
Soppily advIn a soppy or sentimental manner.
Soppiness nThe state or condition of being soppy; wetness. 2. over-the-top infatuation
Sopping ppDrenching, soaking, saturating or saturated with rain or water.
Soppy adjSaturated with water or rain. 2. soft or thoroughly wet in moisture, drenched, sodden of land, grass; paper or clothing. 3, of seasons, weather: very wet, raining. 4. of persons: sloppy, slovenly, full of mawkish sentiment, foolishly affectionate, inane, indulgent (ocass. used affectionately.) 5.
Sore adjPhysically painful or sensitive, as a wound, hurt, or diseased part: a sore arm. 2. suffering bodily pain from wounds, bruises, etc., as a person: He is sore because of all that exercise.3. suffering mental pain; grieved, distressed, or sorrowful: to be sore at heart. 4. causing great mental pain, distress, or sorrow: a sore bereavement. 5. causing very great suffering, misery, hardship, etc.: sore need.
Sore nSore spot or place on the body. a source or cause of grief, distress, irritation, etc.
Sore-head nAn irritable or out-of-temper person, like a bear with a sore head. 2. discontented, disatisfied; (slang): a discontented politician.
Sore-hearted adjgrief-strickened, sorrowing, disappointed, upset by sore-heartedly by actions or circumstances.
Sorely advIn a manner involving pain, grief, distress, or oppression; hardly severely; (chiefly with words expressing injury, evil or want) greatly, highly.
SorrilyadvIn a sorry manner, poorly.
Sorriness nState or condition of worthlessness,due to insignifance. 2. paltriness.
Sorrow nDistress caused by loss, affliction, disappointment, etc.; grief, sadness, or regret 2. the characteristic feeling of sadness, grief or regret associated with loss, bereavement, sympathy for another's suffering or injury done. 3. a cause or occasion of grief or regret, as an affliction, a misfortune, or trouble: 4. the expression of grief, sadness, disappointment, or the like: muffled sorrow. 5. as an outward expression of grief or sorrowing.
Sorrow vbTo feel sorrow; to grieve, to regret. 2. to show outward signs of grief: to mourn. 3. to think of with sorrow; on account of, to lament. 4, to give pain, to grieve, make sorrowful.
Sorrowful adjFull of or oppressed with sorrow. 2. sorrow-laden, grieved,. 3. indicative or expressive of sorrow or grief. 4. distressing, lamentable, doleful. 5. sorrowfully. 6. unhappy, melancholy, piteous, doleful.
Sorrowless adjWithout sorrow, grief or pain.
Sorrowner nA mourner, one who grieves.
Sorrowness nThe state or condition of being sorry, grieving, lamenting.
Sorry adjA feeling or expression of regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over somrthing done or undone. 2. grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil; regretful. 3. bad, unfortunate, deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful. 4. without merit, meritless, good-for-nothing, good-for-nought, no good, poor, mean, worthless. 5. causing dejection, blue, dark, dingy, dismal, gloomy, grim, drab, drear, dreary, melancholy, mournful, mortified.
So-so advAn indifferent, mediocre or passable manner or degree; indifferently, not quite, satisfactorily.
So-so adjOf persons, their characteristics, ability, appearance, position, health, sobriety: mediocre, indifferent or middling quality; not very good or bad, but usually inclining towards bad.
So-so-ish adjOf or inclined to mediocre, indifferent, passable, indifferent quality in performance.
Sough vbTo make or move with a rustling, muffling, or murmuring sound. 2. to draw breath noisily or heavily; to sigh deeply. 3. to hum a tune. 4. utter in a sighing or whining tone.
Sough away vbTo die, expiire, pass away, breathe one's last.
Soughing nThe making of rustling, muffling or murmuring sound. 2. the drawing of breath noisily or heavily; deep sigh. 3. to hum a tune. 4. a sighing or whining tone utterance.
Soul nPart of man which is not looked on as material, living after death. 2. the seat of feeling, thought, desire. 3. looked on as having some quality in marked degree, as in the soul of goodness. 4. the emotional or spiritual quality of Black American life and culture, manifested esp. in music often referred to as Soul or Soul Music. 7. folk, people, persons, as, 'more than 150 souls attended.'
Soul vbTo endow or endue with soul. 2. to inspire or animate.
Soul-awakening nAn experience or experiences of a spiritually or deeply emotionly awakening, at different times in life, often occurring of life's trails and tribulations.
Soul-blood nAccording to Christian belief, Adam's blood: the soul and spiritual make-up of the first man. 2. the gift of eternal life given to Adam by God.
Soul bell nThe church bell tolling upon a death or at a funeral.
Soul-brother nA spiritual brother,
Soul butter nFlattery
Soul-carer nClergy: priests, reverends, ministers of religion who look after the religious needs of the people.
Soul-choking phr"To enrich her coffers with soul-choking dust" - soul-destroying.
Soul-craving nA deep desire and yearning for spiritual enlightenment and understanding.
Soul-deadening nSomething that will deaden or benumb the soul or spirit.
Soul deep adjA deep, intimate feeling or emotion, based not on outward appearance or the superficial, but on mutual respect, goodwill and trust.
Soul-driver nCleryman, priest, minister
Soulful adjHaving, giving signs of, the higher feelings.
Soul-gnawing phrA matter either spiritual or emotional that eats away at the the inner self and feelings .
Soul-gods nDemons, devils, fiends and other afgods and false prophets.
Soul-health nThe health or salvation of the soul, moral, or spiritual well-being.
Soul-hell nThe condition or state of being estranged and separated from Christ and eternal life. 2. the want of Christ in one's life.
Soul-hood nThe condition or state of being or having a soul.
Souling nThe giving up of the soul, dying, death, deceasement.
Soul-knell nThe knell rung or tolled at or after the death of a person.
Soul-less adjWithout any kind of higher feelings or soul.
Soul-light nSoul light is not enough to make us truly wise.
Soul-making nFinding souls for saving: " make this world the vale or valley of soul-making.
Soul mate nA person with whom one has a strong affinity, shared values and tastes and often a romantic bond, esp. a lover, mistress, wife, partner. 2. a person who is perfectedly suited to another in temperament and strongly resembles another in attitudes and beliefs.
Soul-rights nThe right to as soul and eternal life
Souls nFolk, people, persons as, (more than 200 souls attended..")
Soul-scot nA due paid on behalf of a dead person to the parish church to which he or she belonged. 2. a mortuary payment.
Soul-searing adjWithering and blighting, painful and suffering of the soul.
Soul-sick adjSuffering from spiritual indisposition or depression. 2. sick at heart, deeply dejected. 3. characterised by dejection of the spirit.
Soul-stirring adjAn exciting, strong but not unpleasant emotion.
Soul-stuff nHypothetical immortal substance believed to be the spirit or self of each person.
Soul thief nSatan, Lucifer, Old-Sooty, The Devil and all the false prophets who seek to rob others of their soul and spirit.
Soul-weal nThe welfare of the soul.
Soul-whisperer nOne who cares for the soul and the eternal life of others. 2. the clergy collectively. 3. proselytiser
Soul-work nProselytising, missionary or parish work.
Soul-world nThe invisible world; heaven, paradise.
Sound nA strait. 2. a spring or pool of water. 3. a relatively narrow channel or stretch of water, esp. one between the mainland and an island of connecting two large bodies of water. 4. an inlet of the sea.
Sound adjOf persons, free from disease, decay, infirmity or injury. 2. having or enjoying good bodily health; healthy, robust. 3. of appetite, health: free from impairment or deficiency. 4. unimpaired, in good condition, undamaged. 6. of air, liquor food: not spoiled or vitiated in any way, hence wholesome, good or strong. 7. financially safe. 8. of things or substances: solid, massive, compact. 9. of land: dry in subsoil; not boggy or marshy. 10. of sleep: deep, profound; undisturbed or unbroken. 11. of a solid: substantial, ample, thorough of nature. 12. of blows or a beating: dealt or given with severity and force.
Sound phr"Sound as a Bell" - in good condition physically.
Sound-lore nThe science of good health.
Sour nSomething sour or distasteful. 2. a beverage in taste, sour or acidic.
Sour vbTo make or become sour
Sour adjSharp to taste. 2. one of the four taste taste sensations. 3. having an acidic or rancid taste as a result of fermentation. 4. of weather : cold and wet, inclement. 5. of land: acidic.. 6. of persons: crabby, distainful, bitter, morose.
Sourdough nA batter of flour and water left in a warmish place till it sours or ferments, then shaped into cakes and baked. 2. leaven.
Souring nA substance which renders sour or acidic, such as leaven, lemon juice or vinegar. 2. the process of becoming or making sour. 3. the process of souring cloth, skins, materail by the use of dilution in acid. 4 a variety of crab-apple.
Sourish adjSomewhat sour in various senses; souringly.
Sourness nThe quality, condition or state of being sour.
Souter nCobbler, shoemaker.
South adjCardinal point opposite the north; region or part of a country lying to that side. 2. south-east(ly); south -west(ly).
Southern adjPertaining to the south or a place relatively in the south. 2. proceeding from the south, like a wind.
Southland nA land or region situated to or in the south. 2. "The Great Southland" : Australia.
Southward advSituated in or towards the south. 2. in a southerly direction; souththwardly; southwards
Sow nA female hog. 2. a female of the swine; a female pig. 2. (fig) an elderly, sour and bitter woman
Sow nThe act of scattering, spreading, or disseminating seed.
Sow vbTo scatter, sprinkle, seed over the land (for growth). 2. to spread, disseminate, implant. 3.
Sow by the ear phr"Take the sow by the ear." -- to hit upon the right or wrong person or thing, conclusion or outcome (solution)

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