Old EnglishspEnglish
Staddle nFoundation, base; a supporting framework. 2. a young tree left standing when others are cut down; a root or stump of a tree left standing. Also dial. the root or stump of a tree that has been felled; a tree-trunk. 3.lower part of a stack of corn, hay etc. 4. a platform of timber or stone, on which a stack or rick is placed. 5. a building of timber standing on legs or steddles, to raise it out of the mud. 6. a place marked out on the surface of a field by a groove or course of sods.
Staddle vbTo be found, set up, establish. 2. to stain, mark, blemish, maculate, leave an impression on.
Staddle-stead nThe place where a stack or shock has stood. 2. a mark, stain, blotch, blemish, macula.
Staddle-stone nThe stones on which a staddle or stack-frame is supported.
Staddling nThe staddling or pier of a bridge. 2. the materials of a foundation of a stack.
Staff nA stick carried in the hand to aid walking or climbing; now used literally in reference to a pilgrim. 3. applied to a crutch. 4. rod or wand used in divination, magic. 5. a stick, pole, club used as a weapon.
Staff nThe shaft of a spear or javelin. 2. something which serves as a support or stay. 3. break the staff of bread: diminish or cut off the supply of food. 4. a rod or wand of wood or ivory, borne as an insignia of authority or office. 5. a pole from which a flag is flown. 6. a rod or pole on which a processional cross was borne. 7. a strong side for carrying burdens, canopy, etc. 8. rod for measuring distances and heights. 9. gnomon on a speed dial. 10. rung of a ladder. 11. spokes of a wheel. 12. each of the thin, narrow pieces which composes a cask, barrel or tub. 13. shank of an anchor. 14. arbor or anchor in watches. 15. a pair of cocks; set of hawks. 15. an enclosure or plot of pasture ground. 16. a measure of nine feet. 16. a written character or letter. 17. a mark made by writing. 18. a line of verse; a stanza or set of lines; a stanza or song. 19. a body of persons employed under the direction of a manager, in the work of an organisation; a member of staff; employees. 20.
Staff phr"At staff's end." - at a distance away from close quarters; on unfriendly terms.
Staff phr "Break the staff of bread." - to diminish or cut of the supply of food.
Staff phr"Set down one's staff" - to take up a fixed or settled position; one's abode. 2. to set up one's staff.
Staff phr"The Staff of Life" - bread; fig. sustenance and sustainer of life.
Staff-craft nMatters pertaining to writing, letters and grammar.
Staffer nA member of staff
Staffish adjrigid, stiff, hard, unmanageable.
Staffly advLiterally.
Staff-row nAn alphabet.
Staff-writer nIn OE times, a writer about letters or grammar. 2. that the author of an article at hand is employed by the periodical as a regular staff member, and is not a freelance writer or special contributor. 3. in the pop music industry songs may be written by members of singing groups, but are often written by staff-writers; song writers employed by music publishing companies.
Stag nEarlier meaning probably a male animal in its prime; a male deer, especially an adult male red deer, hart, stag. 2. adult male deer. 3. the male of several animals; steg. 4. The adult male of the red deer (Cervus elaphus), a large European species closely related to the American elk. 5. the male of certain other species of large deer; a hart or male deer of the fifth year. 6. a young horse, esp. one unbroken; a colt, or filly; also, a big, romping girl; a bold woman. 7. A castrated bull; -- called also bull stag, and bull; seg; animal castrated when fully grown. 8. a boar, hog or ram. 9. (Stock Exchange) an outside irregular dealer in stocks, who is not a member of the exchange. 10. one who applies for the allotment of shares in new projects, with a view to sell immediately at a premium, and not to hold the stock. 11. an informer, snitch, lag. 12. a spell of duty or work. 13. a man who attends a social function without a partner.
Stag vbAttend a dance, social function or a party without a partner: "to go stag". 2. give away information about somebody; denounce, tell on, betray, give away, turn informer, rat, grass, lag, shop, snitch, stag. 3. watch, observe carefully, or inquire secretly spy, stag, snoop, sleuth. 4. to act as a "stag," or irregular dealer in stocks. 5. to watch; to dog, or keep track of. 6. to go stag: to go naked. 7. the horn of the stag for the making of handles for cutlery. 8. to apply for the allotment of shares in new projects, with a view to sell immediately at a premium.
Stag phr"To go stag." - to go naked. 2. to attend a social function without a partner.
Stag-night nCelebration held on the eve of a man's marriage.
Stag weekend n
Stair nA ladder. 2. a means of ascending in rank. 3. a very high position. 4. a degree of a circle.
Stair vbTo ascend, go up. 2. to make or manufacture stairs.
Staired adjArranged like stairs.
Stairless adjWithout or having stairs.
Stairway nA way up a flight of stairs, a staircase. 2. a series of abrupt changes in the level in the floor of a glaciated valley.
Stairy adjAscending or mounting like a flight of stairs.
Staithe nAS. staeth; a bank, shore, steadth, from the root of E. stead. 2. land bordering on water, a bank, an embankment, a shore; a landing place; an elevated staging upon a wharf for discharging coal, etc., as from railway cars, into vessels.
Staithe vbTo furnish with a staithe; to embank.
Staitheman nA worker at a staithe.
Stake nA stick or post pointed at one end for driving into the ground as a boundary mark, part of a fence, support for a plant, etc. 2. a post to which a person is bound for execution, usually by burning. 3. the stake, the punishment of death by burning. 4. one of a number of vertical posts fitting into sockets or staples on the edge of the platform of a truck or other vehicle, as to retain the load.
Stake vbTo possess, claim, or reserve a share of (land, profit, glory, etc.) as if by marking or bounding with stakes (usually followed by out or off). 2. to mark with or as if with stakes (often followed by off or out ). 3. to separate or close off by a barrier of stakes. 4. to support with a stake or stakes, as a plant: to stake tomato vines. 5. to tether or secure to a stake, as an animal.
Stake phr"At Stake" - at risk.
Stake phr"Go to the Stake for" - accept criticism or unpleasantness for what one believes in.
Stake phr"Have a Stake in Something" - make an investment in something.
Stake phr"Pull up Stakes" - move somewhere else from place where someone has lived for a long time.
Stakeholder nIn gambling, an independent party with whom each of those who make a wager deposits the money or counters wagered. 2. a person holding the stakes of bettors, with the responsibility of delivering the pot to the winner of the bet. 3. person with an interest or concern in something, especially a business. 4. a person or organisation with a legitimate interest in a given situation, action or enterprise. 5. denoting a type of organization or system in which all the members or participants are seen as having an interest in its success. 6. an escrow agent or custodian. 7. In law, a person filing an interpleader action, such as a garnishee or trustee, who acknowledges possession of property that is owed to one or more of several other claimants.
Stale nEach of the two upright poles of a ladder. 2. rung, step of a ladder. 3. a handle, esp. a long, slender handle, such as a handle of a rake. 4. stem of a pipe. 5. stem of an arrow or spear. 6. a decoy bird (living or stuffed), used to snare other birds into a net. 7. a deceptive means of alluring or allurement; a person used as a bait for entrapping another. 8. an accomplice of a thief. 10. a prostitute of the lowest class, employ as a decoy as a thief. 11. term of contempt for an unchaste woman. 12. lover or mistress whose devotion is turned into ridicule for the amusement of a rival or rivals. 13. a position in a series.
Stale phr"A break in stale." - hiatus, lacuna.
Stalk nMaterial consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds, chaff, husk, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble. 2. a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ; stem. 3. a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush; stalking, still hunt. 4. the act of following prey stealthily; stalk, stalking. 5. a stiff or threatening gait; angry walk. 6. the stem or main axis of a plant; as, a stalk of wheat, rye, or oats; the stalks of maize or hemp. 7. the petiole, pedicel, or peduncle, of a plant. 8. that which resembles the stalk of a plant, as the stem of a quill. 9. one of the two upright pieces of a ladder. [Obs.]
Stalk vbTo walk stiffly. 2. follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to. 3. go through (an area) in search of prey. 4. To walk slowly, softly and cautiously; to walk in a stealthy, noiseless manner; -- sometimes used with a reflexive pronoun. 5. to walk behind something as a screen, for the purpose of approaching game; to proceed under cover. 6. To walk with high and proud steps; -- usually implying the affectation of dignity, and indicating dislike. The word is used, however, especially by the poets, to express dignity of step.
Stalk down vbTo follow or track down
Stall vbTo put into a stall or stable; to keep in a stall or stalls; as, to stall an ox. 2. to fatten; as, to stall cattle. 3. to place in an office with the customary formalities; to install. 4. to plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix; as, to stall a cart. 5. to forestall; to anticipate. [Obs.] 6. to keep close; to keep secret. 7. to live in, or as in, a stall; to dwell. 8. to kennel, as dogs. 9. to be set, as in mire or snow; to stick fast. 10. to be tired of eating, as cattle.
Stall nStand; a station; a fixed spot; hence, the stand or place where a horse or an ox is kept and fed; the division of a stable, or the compartment, for one horse, ox, or other animal. 2. a stable; a place for cattle. 3. a small apartment or shed in which merchandise is exposed for sale; as, a bookstall. 4. a bench or table on which small articles of merchandise are exposed for sale. 5. a seat in the choir of a church, for one of the officiating clergy. 6. in the theater, a seat with arms or otherwise partly inclosed, as distinguished from the benches, sofas, etc. 8. a covering or sheath, as of leather, horn, of iron, for a finger or thumb; a cot; as, a thumb stall; a finger stall.
Stall readernOne who reads books at a stall where they are exposed for sale. 2. a browser, one who reads books at a bookshop, but rarely buys one.
Stalwart nA strong and valiant person. 2. a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt); a loyalist.
Stalwart adjHaving rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships; hardy, stalwart, stout, sturdy. 2: dependable; used especially of persons; stouthearted fellow.
Stalworth adj OE. stalworth, staelwyreth serviceable, probably originally, good at stealing, or worth stealing or taking, and afterwards extended to other causes of estimation. brave; bold; strong; redoubted; daring; vehement; violent. Nb: stalworth is now disused, or but little used, stalwart having taken its place.
Stalworth adjOE: staelwierthe. of things: serviceable. 2. of persons and animals: strongly and stoutly built; robust, brave, valiant, mighty. 3. stalworth OE. probably originally, good at stealing, or worth stealing or taking, and afterwards extended to other causes of estimation: brave; bold; strong; redoubted; daring; vehement; violent. Nb: stalworth is now disused, or but little used, stalwart having taken its place.
Stalworth-hood nThe condition of being resolute, determined, unwavering.
Stalworthiness nThe quality of being strong, valiant, courageous.
Stalworthy advStoutly, resolutely, with determination.
Stammer nA speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds; stutter; in speech halting. 2. defective utterance, or involuntary interruption of utterance; a stutter. 3. a disturbance in the formation of sounds.
Stammer vbTo make involuntary stops in uttering syllables or words. 2. to hesitate or falter in speaking. speak with stops and difficulty; to stutter. 4. to utter or pronounce with hesitation or imperfectly. 5. speak haltingly; bumble, stutter, falter.
Stammering adjApt to stammer; hesitating in speech; stuttering, bumbling, faltering in speech.
Stammeringly advHesitately or falteringly in speech or in speaking. 3. in a manner speaking with stops; stutteringly. 4. uttering or pronouncing with hesitately or imperfectly. 5. speak haltingly; bumbly, stutterly.
Stand nOf a person, to be in an upright position on the feet. 2. to rise to one's feet (often followed by up). 3. to have a specified height when in this position: to stand six feet seven inches. 4. to stop or remain motionless or steady on the feet. 5. to take a position or place as indicated: to stand aside. 6.the act or instance of standing; an assuming of or a remaining in an upright position. 7. a cessation of motion; halt or stop. 8. a determined effort for or against something, especially a final defensive effort. 9. a determined policy, position, attitude, etc., taken or maintained. 10. the place in which a person or thing stands; station. 10. an opinion, esp a resolutely held one, as, to take a stand. 11. a halt or standstill. 12. a place where a person or thing stands. 12. a structure, usually of wood, on which people can sit or stand. 13. a frame or rack on which such articles as coats and hats may be hung. 14. a small table or piece of furniture where articles may be placed or stored: a music stand. 15. a supporting framework, esp for a tool or instrument 16. a stall, booth, or counter from which goods may be sold. 17. an exhibition area in a trade fair. 18. a halt to give action, etc, esp one taken during a retreat and having some duration or some success. 19. cricket an extended period at the wicket by two batsmen. 20. a growth of plants in a particular area, esp trees in a forest or a crop in a field. 21. a stop made by a touring theatrical company, pop group, etc, to give a performance (esp in the phrase one-night stand ) 22. in South Africa, a plot or site earmarked for the erection of a building. 23. a complete set, esp of arms or armour for one man. 24.the flags of a military regiment
Stand vb(Used with object), stood, standing. 2. to cause to stand; set upright; set. 3. to face or encounter: to stand an assault. 4. to undergo or submit to: to stand trial. 5. to endure or undergo without harm or damage or without giving way. 6. to endure or tolerate: She can't stand her father. 7. abide, stomach, bear. 8. to be situated or located. 9. to be or exist in a specified state or condition: to stand in awe of someone 10. to adopt or remain in a resolute position or attitude. 11. to remain in force or continue in effect. 12. to come to a stop or halt. 12. (of water, etc) to collect and remain without flowing

13. to indicate the specified position of the parties involved: the score stands at 10 to 1. 14. to resist; survive: to stand the test of time. 15. to be or become a candidate: stand for captaincy. 16. to navigate in a specified direction: we were standing for London when the storm broke. 17. of a gun dog: to point at game. 18. to halt, esp to give action, repel attack, or disrupt an enemy advance when retreating. 19. of a male domestic animal, esp a stallion: to be available as a stud. 20. stand a chance to have a hope or likelihood of winning, succeeding, etc.

Stand phr"As Things Stands" - in present circumstances.
Stand phr"Know Where One Stands" - be aware of one's position or status.
Stand phr"Make a Stand Against' - defy, resist.
Stand phr"On stand-by" - in resrve and ready.
Stand phr"Stand alone" - be unique, or be without help.
Stand phr"Stand aside" - observe passively, fail to see.
Stand phr"Stand by" - to uphold; support: she stood by him whenever he was in trouble. 2. to adhere to (an agreement, promise, etc.); affirm. 3. to stand ready; be ready for action, wait. 4. to get ready to speak, act, etc. 5. to be ready to board a plane, train, or other transport if accommodations become available at the last minute.
Stand phr"Stand down" - to leave the witness stand. 2. to step aside; withdraw, as from a competition. to leave or take out of active work or service; cease to be ready for action, withdraw from the contest.
Stand phr"Stand fast" to maintain one's position firmly; stand firm. 2. be unyielding.
Stand phr"Stand for" -to represent; symbolize: P.S. stands for “postscript.” 2. to advocate; favor. 3. to tolerate; allow: I won't stand for any nonsense!
Stand phr"Stand in For" - substitute for; replace.
Stand phr"Stand in Somebody's Way" - prevent someone from doing something.
Stand phr"Stand in With" - to be in association or conspiracy with. enjoy the favor of; be on friendly terms with.
Stand phr"Stand Off" -to keep or stay at a distance. 2. to put off; evade. 3. draw or tie, as in a game, 4. a counterbalance or neutralization. 5. a feeling or stte of indifference or coldness, aloofness. 6. a postponement.
Stand phr"Stand One in Good Stead" - be available when needed.
Stand phr"Stand One's Ground" -to maintain a stance or position in the face of opposition.
Stand phr"Stand or Fall by Something" - be committed to something (whether it succeeds or fails.)
Stand phr"Stand Out" - something or someone who is outstanding, excellent, etc. 2. physically protrude, or be more noticeable or than other things. 3. who stubbornly refuses to agree, consent or co-operate
Stand phr"Stand Out For" - persist in request without compromise.
Stand phr"Stand Over" - supervise, observe closely.
Stand phr"Stand-up" - having an erect position. 2. done, consumed whilst standing.
Stand phr"Stand Up For" - support, champion.
Stand phr"Stand Up To" - resist.
Stand phr"Take a Stand On" - positively state.
Stand phr"Take the Stand" - to testify in a courtroom.
Standelwort nStander-grass; standwort; "Orchis mascula."
Stander-by nA by-stander, one reluctant to become involved. 2. a fence-sitter; a prevaricator.
Standfast adjFirm and steadfast in opinion; keeping to a fixed or stable position. 2. ready to stand one's ground.
Stand-in nA substitute; replacement. 2. a person who relieves an actor from tedious intervals and substitutes for him in hazardous actions, A position of influence or favour; a pull.
Standing nSocial or financial or professional status or reputation; "a man in or of good standing" 2. an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event. 3. the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position
Standing adjHaving a supporting base; "a standing lamp." 2. not created for a particular occasion; "a standing committee." 3. of fluids: not moving or flowing; stagnant; "mosquitoes breed in standing water" 4. executed in or initiated from a standing position; "a standing ovation." 5. of persons: on the feet; having the torso in an erect

position supported by straight legs; "standing room only.' 6. permanent; "a standing army"

Standing phr"Leave one Standing" - progress much faster than somebody else.
Stand-offish adjWith a superior, unfriendly attitude.
Stand-still nA pause, a cessation of motion or action; halt, rest. 2. in a state of rest or inactivity.
Staneraw nThe stone lichen, stone-raw or "parnelia saxatilis." red-brown in colour - "dyed red in staneraw."
Stang nA pole or stake. 2. a wooden bar or beam.
Stang phr"to ride the stang pole." - to be mounted astride a pole and borne on the shoulders of two men, and carried through the streets for the derision of spectators.
Staple nThe stem of the visible part of a tooth. 2. a post, pillar, column of wood, stone, metal. 3. pillar of coal left asa temporary support. 4. a short bar or rod of iron. 5. a piece of thin wire to join paper together.
Star nA celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior. 2. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field: ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, wizard. 3. any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night. 4. an actor who plays a principal role; lead. 5. a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem. 6. a performer who receives prominent billing; headliner. 7. the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub; star topology. 8. one of the innumerable luminous bodies seen in the heavens; any heavenly body other than the sun, moon, comets, and nebulae. 9. a planet supposed to influence one's destiny; (usually pl.) a configuration of the planets, supposed to influence fortune (in astrology). 10. that which resembles the figure of a star, as an ornament worn on the breast to indicate rank or honor. 11. specifically, a radiated mark in writing or printing; an asterisk, thus, used as a reference to a note, or to fill a blank where something is omitted, etc. 12. a person of brilliant and attractive qualities, especially on public occasions, as a distinguished orator, a leading theatrical performer, etc.
Star vbTo set or adorn with stars, or bright radiating bodies; to bespangle. 2. to be bright or attracting attention, as a star; to shine like a star; to be brilliant or prominent.
Start vbTo feature as the star; 2: be the star in a performance. 3: mark with an asterisk or little star.
Star adjIndicating the most important performer or role; the leading man; the starring role; a stellar role.
Star phr"See stars" - apparently see flashing lights (after a blow to the head)
Star phr"Star studded" - a show with many famous entertainers.
Starbeam nA ray of light.
Star-birth n
Star-blind adjHalf-blind.
Starboard nThe right hand side of a vessel as one looks from stern to bow; opposed to larboard.
Starboard vbTo put, move, or turn the helm to the starboard side,
Starboard adjOf or pertaining to the right of an observer on a vessel when facing the bow.
Starboard advFacing the starboard side.
Starch nA white, tasteless, solid carbohydrate, occurring in the form of minute granules in the seeds, tubers, and other parts of plants, and forming an important constituent of rice, corn, wheat, beans, potatoes, and many other vegetable foods. 2. a commercial preparation of this substance used to stiffen textile fabrics in laundering. 3. starches, foods rich in natural starch. 4. stiffness or formality, as of manner:so full of starch he can't relax. 5. informal: vigor; energy; stamina; boldness.
Starch vbTo stiffen or treat with starch. 2. to make stiff or rigidly
Starchiness nThe state or condition of being stiffened or treated with starch. 2. rigidity, stiffness.
Starchy adjStiffened with starch, stiff; fig. prim, formal, precise. 2. formed of or combined with starch; farinaceous.
Stardom nThe status of a theatrical or movie star.
Stardust nInnumerable minute stars, likened ,as seen in a telescope, to particles of dust. 2. meteoric matter in fine particles supposed to fall upon the earth from space; cosmic dust.
Stare nA fixed look with eyes open wide. 2. structure of piles driven round the piers of a bridge for protection and support; -- called also sterling. 3. the starling. (Obs.)
Stare vb. To look with fixed eyes wide open, as through fear, wonder, surprise, impudence, etc.; to fasten an earnest and prolonged gaze on some object. 2. to fixate one's eyes; to lokk earnestly. 2. to be very conspicuous on account of size, prominence, color, or brilliancy; as, staring windows or colors. 4. To stand out; to project; to bristle. (Obs.)
Stareblind adjThe rigidity of eyes in death.
Starfish nAny of the various radially symmetrical echinoderm (Asteroidea), commonly with a star-shaped body having five or more arms. Starfish feed mainly on molluscs, including oysters.
Staring nThe action of stare; gazing fixedly with eyes wide open. 2. the standing up of hair.
Staring adjThat which stares or looks fixedly with open eyes. 3. frantically wild. 4. shining, brightly coloured. 5. of hair, feathers: bristling; standing up. 6. glaringly conspicuous. 7. stark staring mad. 8. staring with a stare or an opened-eyed fixed gaze. 9. of a story: sensational.
Stark advStark, as in "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"; completely wholly; entirely; absolutely; quite mad.
Stark adjDevoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"; blunt, crude,. 2. severely simple; austere, severe, stark, stern. 3. complete or extreme; as in "stark staring mad ". 4. providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare stony hills"; bare, barren, bleak, desolate. 5. of materials, substances: stiff; rigid, hard, unyielding. 6. complete; absolute; full; perfect; entire. 7. strong; vigorous; powerful of structure. 8. stark beer, stout and strong beer. 9. severe; violent; fierce. [Obs.] "In starke stours" i. e., in fierce combat or fighting. 10. mere; sheer; gross; entire; downright. 10. of persons: hard, obdurate, firm, unyielding; settled. 11. of judgement: stern, inflexible. 12. of science: hard, difficult. 13. of a wound: severe. 13. of torture: cruel, severe, painful. 14. inclement, harsh of climate and weather.
Stark vbTo stiffen, harden.
Stark-blind adjTotally blind; use of "stark" as a intensifier.
Starken vbTo make stark or inflexible.
Starkle vbo make a stir. 2. to use threatening gestures. 3. to show signs of fear; quake, be afraid.
Starked adjCongealed.
Starkly adjViolent, fierce, wild. 2. harsh, stern, rigid.
Starkly advStoutly, boldly, strongly, powerfully, harshly, sternly. 2. stiffly, rigidly, hard, tightly, firmly. 3. stiffly. not or without pliableness.
Stark-naked adjNaked.
Stark naught nSomething utterly worthless, or valueless. 2. something utterly bad, vicious, hurtful etc.
Starkness nRigidity or stiffness of body or limbs. 2. utter privation. 3. sternness, harshness. 4. absoluteness, utterness, bareness, nakedness.
Starless adjDestitute of stars or starlight. 2. unfavourable: not born under a propitious star sign. 3. luckless; starlessly.
Starlight nA light given by a star or stars. 2. Star-litten.
Starriness nThe state of being star-like, shining or having stars.
Starry adjSet with stars or star-like spots or points. 2. lighted by stars. 3. shining as or like stars. 4. star-shaped. 5. of, pertaining to, proceeding from or connected with stars; stellar,
Starry-eyed adjGiven to fanciful yearnings or wishes.
Star-shine nStarlight. 2. the shining, sparkling light of stars. 3. brightness; luminosity, sparkingness.
Starship nThe constellation "Argo Navis." 2. in science fiction, a manned spacecraft designed for interstellar travel.
Star-shower nA shower of falling meteors; a meteoric shower.
Star-sight n
Star-stone nA precious stone which exhibits asterism.
Start nThe first or first part of a series of actions or operations, a journey, etc . 2. the place or time of starting, as of a race or performance. 3. a signal to proceed, as in a race. 4. a lead or advantage, either in time or distance and usually of specified extent, in a competitive activity: as, "an hour's start" 5. a slight involuntary movement of the body, as through fright, surprise. 6. an opportunity to enter a career, undertake a project, etc. 7. informal a surprising incident. 8. a part that has come loose or been disengaged.
Start nThe tail of an animal or bird; as in, the bird: "the redstart." 2. the tail of a plough. 3. the stalk of fruit. 4. the stem of a candle. 5. an outgrowth, a projecting point of something; esp. a sharp point of a stag's horn. 6. a short space of time; a moment. 7. a short or long distance. 8. a sudden start; at an instant. 8. a sudden journey, flight, invasion. 9. to take start; decamp, runaway. 10. by starts; fits and starts.
Start vbTo begin or cause to begin (something or to do something); come or cause to come into being, operation, etc: he started a quarrel. 2. to make or cause to make a beginning of (a process, series of actions, etc). 3. sometimes followed by up: to set or be set in motion: "he started up the car." 4. to make a sudden involuntary movement of one's body, jump from fright. 5. sometimes foll by up, away, etc., to spring or jump suddenly from a position or place. 6. to establish or be established; set up: to start a business. 7. to support (someone) in the first part of a venture, career, etc 8. to work or cause to work loose. 9. to enter or be entered in a race. flow violently from a source: wine started from a hole in the cask. rouse (game) from a hiding place, lair, etc. 12. (esp of eyes) to bulge; pop. 13. an archaic word for startle. 14. informal: to commence quarrelling or causing a disturbance. 15. to start with in the first place
Start phr"For a Start" - in the first place.
Start phr"Get off to a Good Start" - to begin something well.
Start phr"Make a Fresh Start" - restart from the beginning.
Start phr"To Start Off" - to begin a journey.
Start phr"To Start Out" - to start off, make a beginning.
Start phr"To Start With" - to begin, to tend to first, in the first place.
Start-cold adj
Starter nOne who or that which starts; spec, one who sees that buses and other vehicles leave on schedule. 2. a self-starter. 3. a competitor at the start of a race. 4. a person who gives a signal to start a race.
Startful adjApt to start; skittish.
Starting adjEsp. of the eyes: bulging or protruding as in fear. 2. approximate to the beginning or start at an event. 3. a turn to be a starter in a game at the beginning.
Starting-hole nA hole in which a hunted animal takes refuge. 2. a place in which a criminal or a hunted enemy finds refuge. 3. (fig). a means of evasion; a loophole.
Startish adjApt to start or jib.
Startler nOne, who, or something, which starts. 2. a starting thing.
Startleless nWithout a start; having or giving no start.
Startling adjRousing sudden surprise, alarm or the like.
Startlish adjEasily startled; apt to take fright; esp. said of the startlishness of a horse.
Startlishness nThe state of being startled.
Startmeal adjBy stops and starts; fits and starts; staccative.
Start up vbTo rise or appear suddenly.
Starve vbTo be hungry; go without food; starve, hunger, famish. 2: die of food deprivation. 3. deprive of food; famish. 4. have a craving, appetite, or great desire for, hunger, thirst, starve, lust. 5. deprive of a necessity and cause suffering.

6. to destroy with cold. 7. to kill with hunger; as, maliciously to starve a man is, in law, murder. 8. to distress or subdue by famine, esp into a surrender. 9. to destroy by want of any kind; as, to starve plants by depriving them of proper light and air. 10. to deprive of force or vigor; to disable. 11. OE. sterven to die. to die; to perish. [Obs., except in the sense of perishing with cold or hunger. 12. to perish with hunger; to suffer extreme hunger or want; to be very indigent. 13. to perish or die with cold. "Starving with cold as well as hunger.

Starved adjAtrophied, lean, thin. 2. of soil: poor in fertilising elements. 3. perished by cold.
Starveling nA starveling person, one who is habitually starved or is stinted of food. 2. one or something who is emaciated by lack of nourishment.
Starving nThe act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine.
Starving adjDeprived of food or famished.
Starvy adjPoor in quality, starved in nutriment. esp. in reference to land and soil. 2. barren, unarable.
Starwards adjTowards the stars and heavens.
Stathel vbTo place on a foundation. 2. (lit and fig); to staddle; to establish.
Stathelfast adjFirm, steadfast, solid.
Stathelness nSolidity, firmness.
Stathelnessly advSteadfastly, firmly fixed.
Stave nPl. of staff. the stem of a ship. 2.
Stave vbTo break up a cask into staves and let out contents. 2. to destroy wine by breaking or breaking a hole in the cask. 3. to cause a cask to break or fall in pieces.
Stave-rew nAn alphabet.
Stay nAny of various strong ropes or wires for steadying masts, funnels, etc.
Stay vbTo support or secure with a stay or stays: to stay a mast. 2. to put (a ship) on the other tack. 3.(of a ship) to change to the other tack.
Stay phr"In stays" - (of a fore-and-aft-rigged vessel) heading into the wind with sails shaking, as in coming about.
Stead nOE. stede: place, AS. stede; akin to stand. staith, stithy. 2. stillness, as opposed to movment, stop, delay. 3. the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; take place of; in lieu of; position, place, lieu. 4. place, or spot, in general. (Obs., except in poetry.) 5. place or room which another had, has, or might have. 6. frame on which a bed is laid; a bedstead. 7. farmhouse and offices. Nb: the word is now commonly used as the last part of a compound; as, farmstead, homestead, roadstead, etc. 8. abode, area, bearings, bench mark, district. lieu, locale, locality, location, locus, place, point, position, region, site, situation, whereabouts.
Stead vbTo be in stead of, in place of; to fill the place of. stand in stead, or to do stead, to be of use or great advantage. 2. to help; to support; to benefit; to assist. 3. to aid, assist, do for, help out,
Stead Phr"Be in Stead."- to make up for the want of.
Stead phr"In Good Stead."- place or attitude of support; use; avail, service; "To Stand One in Good Stead" .
Stead phr"In the Stead of." - in the place of
Stead phr"In His Stead." - instead of, instead, in place of someone or something.
Stead phr"Stand One in Good Stead" - place or attitude of support; use, avail; service. See: "In Good Stead."
Steadfast adjMarked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; resolute; unbendable, persevering, unwavering, steady, stiff, unfaltering, unshakable. 2. firm and dependable; staunch, unswerving. 3. fast in place. 4. firmly fixed or established; fast fixed; firm. abstain from certain food or pleasures of life. 6. not fickle or wavering; constant; firm; resolute; unswerving; loyal, steady.
Steadfast land nMainland as opposed to an island.
Steadfastly advIn a firm, determined, resolute manner or way.
Steadfastness nThe quality of being constant, fixed in purpose, belief, fidelity, affection.
Steadful adjServiceable. 2. enriching.
Steadily advAt a steady pace or rate. 2. in a steady manner.
Steading nA farm-house, sheds and offices. 2. a farmstead.
Steadiness nFreedom from wavering or indecision. 2. constancy of resolve or conduct. 3. the quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place; firmness. 4. the quality of being steady, regular and unvarying. 5. the quality or state of being steady, constancy, resolution, unchangeable.
Steadless adjHaving no place or position in space.
Steadman nA substitute, replacement, a fill-in
Stead-mother nA foster-mother.
Steady advIn a steady manner; steadily.
Steady adjNot subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat". 2. not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall, firm, steady, unfluctuating. 3. marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakeable, steadfast, resolve, firm, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering. 4. relating to a person who does something regularly. 5. not easily excited or upset; "steady nerves. 6. firm in standing or position; securely in position, not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm. 7. constant in feeling, purpose, or pursuit; not fickle, changeable, or wavering; not easily moved or persuaded to alter a purpose; resolute; as, a man steady in his principles, in his purpose. 8. regular; constant; undeviating; uniform; as, the steady course of the sun; a steady breeze of wind. 9. fixed; regular; uniform; undeviating; invariable; unremitted; stable.
Steady nA person loved by another person sweetheart, sweetie, truelove.
Steady vbTo make steady; "steady yourself" steady, calm, becalm. or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace, stabilize. 3. to make steady; to hold or keep from shaking, reeling, or falling; to make or keep firm; to support; to make constant, regular, or resolute. 4. to become steady; to regain a steady position or state; to move steadily.
Steady phr"Steady as a Rock" - firm; reliable. 2. (fig) loyal.
Steady phr"Steady the Helm." - to keep it in the position in which it has been put.
Steady phr"Steady Down" - to become settled or stable in one's residence or life style. 2. to settle, take root, settle down.
Steady phr"Steady the Helm." - to keep it in the position in which it has been put.
Steady-going adjConsistent in performance or behaviour, dependable, rock-steady.
Steal vbTo take (the property of another or others) without permission or right, especially secretly or by force. 2. to appropriate (ideas, credit, words, etc.) without right or acknowledgment. 3. to take, get, or win insidiously, surreptitiously, subtly, or by chance: 'he stole my wife.' 4. to move, bring, convey, or put secretly or quietly; smuggle - usually followed by away, from, in, into, etc. 5. baseball.(of a base runner) to gain (a base) without the help of a walk or batted ball, as by running to it during the delivery of a pitch. 8. to commit or practice theft. 9. to move, go, or come secretly, quietly, or unobserved. 10. to pass, happen, etc., imperceptibly, gently, or gradually.
Steal nAn act of stealing; theft. 2. the thing stolen; booty. 3. something acquired at a cost far below its real value; bargain. 4. baseball: the act of advancing a base by stealing.
Steal phr"Steal Someone's Thunder" - to appropriate or use another's idea, plan, words, etc
Stealing nThe action of the verb "to steal" -to commit theft. 2. that which is stolen archaic). 3. the act of taking something unlawfully from others. 4. act or action of moving stealthily or unobtrusively.
Steam nWater in the form of an invisible gas or vapor. 2. water changed to this form by boiling, extensively used for the generation of mechanical power, for heating purposes, etc. 3. the mist formed when the gas or vapor from boiling water condenses in the air. 4.

an exhalation of a vapor or mist. 5. power or energy.

Steam vbTo emit or give off steam or vapor. 2. to rise or pass off in the form of steam or vapor. 3. to become covered with condensed steam, as a window or other surface (often followed by up). 4. to generate or produce steam, as in a boiler. 5. to move or travel by the agency of steam. 6. to expose to or treat with steam, as in order to heat, cook, soften, renovate, or the like. 7. to emit or exhale (steam or vapor). 8. informally. to cause to become irked or angry (often followed by up). 9. to convey by the agency of steam: to steam the ship safely into port.
Steam adjHeated by or heating with steam: a steam radiator. 2. propelled by or propelling with a steam engine. 3. operated by steam. 4. conducting steam: a steam line. 5. bathed with or affected by steam.
Steam phr"Blow or Let off Steam" - to give vent to one's repressed emotions, especially by talking or behaving in an unrestrained manner: "take my remarks seriously— I'm not just letting off steam.
Steamy adjConsisting of, abounding in, or emitting, resembling steam. 2. coversed with condensed vapour. 2. of films, literature, etc., salacious, lustful, sexy, torrid.
Stean nA vessel for liquids, (or in later use for meat, bread, fish also) usually made of clay with two handles or ears, jar, pot, pitcher, urn
Steed nA stud horse, a stallion. 2. a high mettled horse used on state occasions in war on the lists; a great horse, as distinct from a palfrey. 3. from the C16th used poet. or rhetorically for a horse, usually one used for riding. 3. a wave-steed: a ship, boat.
Steek nA stitch in needlework or knitting. 2. a strenuous spell or turn of work.
Steek phr"to keep steeks with." - to keep pace or time with.
Steel nA alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon, used widely in construction. 2. a cutting or thrusting or weapon, like a sword, knife or dagger. 3. a knife with a rigid steel rod. 4. a variety of iron, consisting of wrought and cast iron. 5. anything of extreme hardness, characterised by sternness or rigour.
Steel vbTo overlay, point or edge with steel, to steel an axe. 2. (fig) to make hard or strong; to make insensible or obdurate. 3. (fig) to cause to resemble steel, as in smoothness, polish or other qualities.
Steel-hearted adjHard-hearted, obdurate, callous, pitiless.
Steel-headed adjAn article, item, tool etc. whose head or other parts are covered or coated in steel. 2. a variety of rainbow trout, having silvery unstriped sides.
Steeling nThe giving a steel edge or point to iron. 2. conversion to iron. 3. the process of covering or coating a metal plate with steel to make it more durable. 4. the steel part of a machine.
Steel-maker nA steel worker, a worker engaged in the production of steel. 2. a steel-shaper or one who makes things from steel.
Steel-wool nSteel fibres matted together for use as an abrasive or in the cleaning, polishing, and finishing utensils and the like.
Steel-work nSomething such as a frame, foundation or building made from steel.
Steel-works nA foundry. 2. a place where steel is made.
Steen vbTo stone a person to death. 2. to line a wellor other excavation with stone, bricks or other material.
Steening nThe lining of a well or oyher excavation. 2. a paved ford across a river'.
Steep nStoup, dish or vessel made in the production of steel. 2. a rennet bag.
Steep nA cliff, hill, precipice; a precipitous place.
Steep adjMaking a large angle with the plane of the horizontal; precipitous. 2. exorbitant, excessive, high, as a price.
Steep-down adjDeep and precipitous, having steep descent.
Steepish adjSomewhat steep; rather precipitous.
Steep-sided adjHaving steep sides.
Steep-up adjTowering, spiring, steeping, lofty and precipitous.
Steeping adjThe act of soaking in liquid.
Steeple nAn ornamental construction, usually ending in a spire, erected on a roof or tower of a church, public building; a tall ornamental tower that forms the superstructure of a church, temple. 2. a tower terminating in such a construction. 3. (loosely) a spire; any spire or pointed structure. 4. a tall ornamental tower that forms the superstructure of a church, temple, etc
Steeple vbTo provide with or form into a steeple or steeplelike configuration.
Steepled adjHaving a steeple or ornamental tower.
Steeple-less adjLacking or without a steeple
Steepness nThe quality or condition of being strongly inclined, as to be be almost perpendicular.
Stench vbTo cause to emit a disagreeable odor, stink or reek.
Step n
Step vb
Step-daughter n
Step-sibling n
Stepson n
Steven nThe voice in various application. 2. a loud voice. 3. voice in petition: cry, prayer, right of speaking. 4. fame; report. 5. sound, noise, din of singing, music, laughter. 6. outcry, noise, laughter, tumult, din. 7. a time, turn, vicissitude, occasion. 8. a set or appointed time. 9. a date affixed for a meeting or a payout. 10. a convened assembly. 11. a summons, a citation, bidding, comment.
Steven vbTo alternate, take turns, to appoint, to constitute, to summon, to specify, state. 2. to make an uproar, shout about, to deafen with noise.
Steven phr"With one steven." - with one voice; in accord; unanamiously.
Steven phr"a new steven." - afresh, new.
Stevened adjEmbroided.
Steven-free adjExemption from restriction to a particular time for the use of the Lord's mill.
Stevening nAn appointment.
Steward nA person who manages another's property or financial affairs; one who administers anything as the agent of another or others. 2. a person who has charge of the household of another, buying or obtaining food, directing the servants, etc. 3. an employee who has charge of the table, wine, servants, etc., in a club, restaurant, or the like. 4. a person who attends to the domestic concerns of persons on board a vessel, as in overseeing maids and waiters. 5. an employee on a ship, train, or bus who waits on and is responsible for the comfort of passengers, takes orders for or distributes food, etc.
Steward vbTo act as steward of; manage.
StewardshipnThe position and duties of a steward, a person who acts as the surrogate of another or others, especially by managing property, financial affairs, an estate, etc. 2. the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving: "as in better stewardship of lands crucial for wildlife habitat."
Stey adjOf a mountain, cliff, etc. approaching the perpendicular. 2. difficult of ascent; steep. 3. of a person: unbending, upright, reserved, haughty
Stick nA branch or shoot of a tree or shrub that has been cut or broken off. 2. a relatively long and slender piece of wood. 3. a long piece of wood for use as fuel, in carpentry, etc. 4. a rod or wand. 5. a baton. 6. a thrust with a pointed instrument; stab.

7. a stoppage or standstill. 8. something causing delay or difficulty. 9. the quality of adhering or of causing things to adhere. 10. something causing adhesion.

Stick phr"Stick by or to." - to maintain one's attachment or loyalty to; remain faithful to.
Stick phr"Stick out." - to extend; protrude.
Stick phr"Stick up" -informal: to rob, especially at gunpoint.
Stick phr"Stick up for." - to speak in favor of; come to the defense of; support.
Stick phr"Stick it to" (someone), slang. - to take advantage of; treat unfairly.
Stick phr"Stick it out" - to endure something patiently to the end or its completion.
Stick phrStick one's neck out." -
Stick vbTo furnish (a plant, vine, etc.) with a stick or sticks in order to prop or support. 2. to set (type) in a composing stick. to pierce or puncture with something pointed, as a pin, dagger, or spear; stab: to stick one's finger with a needle. 3. to kill by this means: to stick a pig. 4. to thrust (something pointed) in, into, through, etc.: to stick a needle into a pincushion. 5. to fasten in position by thrusting a point or end into something: to stick a peg in a pegboard. 6. to fasten in position by or as if by something thrust through: to stick a painting on the wall. 8. to have the point piercing or embedded in something: The arrow stuck in the tree. 9. to remain attached by adhesion. 10. to hold, cleave, or cling. 11. to remain persistently or permanently: a fact that sticks in the mind. 12. to remain firm, as in resolution, opinion, statement, or attachment
Stick phr"Short or dirty end of the stick" - (Slang): the least desirable assignment, decision, or part of an arrangement
Stick phr"To Get The Wrong of the Stick" - to be at disadvantage in a bargain or contest.
Stick phr"To Get Hold of the Wrong End of the Stick" - to get the story wrong, not know the true facts of the case.
Stick phrTo Hold Sticks With" - to compete on equal terms with.
Sticker nOne who holds tenaciously to anything one who or that which fastens with or as paste. 2. a paster. 3. anything that confuses or silences a person; a puzzles. 4. prickly, stem, thorn, or bur.
Stickiness nStiffness, woodiness.
Stick-it adjUnsuccessful. 2. having failed or gien up something.
Stickle nA prickle, spine, obsolete except in compounds.
Stickle vbTo contend about rifling matters. 2. to insist or hestitate about petty reasons. 3. to act as an official, umpire at a sporting event. 4. to mediate or interpose; to intervene among partiipants or combatants. 5. to stop, quell a dispute. 6. to take an active in a cause or affair. 7. to strive or contend for a desired object, issue, principle, etc. 8. to take the part of , stand up for a person. 9. to make difficulties, raise objections, haggle. 10. to be tardy in given one's acceptance; to hestitate, scruple, take offence at.
Stickleback nA small spiny-finned fish of the genus "Gasterosteus" or the family "Gasterosteidae," found in both fresh and salt water.
Stickler nA moderator or umpire at a tournament, a wrestling or fencing match etc. 2. an active partisan (a great, chief, etc.,) agent, mover, instigator. 3. in an unfavourable sense: factious, seditious, or pragmatic contender, a wrangler, busybody. 4. one who fights or contends against; an opponent, antagonistic, one who makes difficulties or raises objections. 5. a second or backer. 6. one who fights for a cause or issue. 7 one who stands out for ceremomy, form, structure etc.
Stick-thin adj(Especially of a person's limbs or figure) angular and sharply defined; very skinny
Stick-up nA thief armed with a revolver who orders his victims to put their hands up; also, a job performed by this type of criminal, a hold-up.
Sticky adjHaving the property of adhering; also viscid, glutinous.
Stiff-necked adjHaving a stiff neck. 2. chiefly, fig. of persons, with Biblical ref: obstinate, stubborn, inflexible, haughty.
Stile nA arrangement of steps or the like, contrived to allow passage over or through a fence to one person at a time, while forming a barrier to sheep or cattle.
Still adj[Old English stille; immobile, motionless; stationary. 2. undisturbed or tranquil; silent and calm. 3. not sparkling or effervescent: a still wine. 4. gentle or quiet; subdued. 5. (of a child) dead at birth
Still advContinuing now or in the future as in the past: do you still love me? 2. up to this or that time; yet. 3. often used with a comparative: even or yet: still more insults. 4. quiet or without movement: sit still. 5. poetic , dialect always.
Still n(Poetic): silence or tranquillity: the still of the night. 2. a. a still photograph, esp of a scene from a motion-picture film. b. ( as a modifier ): a still camera.
Still vbTo make or become still, quiet, or calm; to allay or relieve: fears were stilled
Still conjEven then; nevertheless: he still cries.
Still phr"Still as Death" - without sound or movement.
Still phr"Still as the Grave" - without sound or movement.
Still-birth nBorn lifeless; dead at birth. 2. born in a stage of suspended animation. 3. still-born.
Stiller nOne who or something which, makes still, quietly or tranquil.
Still-hunt nPursuit of game in a stealthy manner, or under-cover, stalking. 2. transfig. the pursuit of any object quietly or cautiously; still-hunting.
Still-hunt vbTo pursue game in a stealthy manner, to stalk. 2. to pursue any object quietly or with caution.
Still-hunter nOne who pursues game in a stealthy manner, to stalk. 2. a pursuer any object quietly or with caution.
Still-life nA representation of an inaminate objcts, as a painting of a bowl of fruit, flowers. 2. category of subject matter in which inaminate objects are represented , as in a painting or photography.
Stillness nSilence; quiet; hush. 2. the absence of motion.
Still-sitting adjSedentary, inactive, armchair.
Still-stand nAn armistice; calque after the German: "waffen stillstand"
Still-water nStagnant water.
Stilly adjSecret. 2.characterised by stillness.
Stilly advIn a quiet manner, silent, quietly, secretly.
Sting vbTo prick or wound with a sharp-pointed, often venom-bearing organ. 2. to affect painfully or irritatingly as a result of contact, as certain plants do: to be stung by nettles. 3. to cause to smart or to cause a sharp pain. 4. to cause mental or moral anguish: to be stung with remorse. 5. to goad or drive, as by sharp irritation. 6. to use, have, or wound with a sting, as bees. 7. cause a sharp, smarting pain, as some plants, an acrid liquid or gas, or a slap or hit. 8. to cause acute mental pain or irritation, as annoying thoughts or one's conscience. 9. to feel acute mental pain or irritation. 10. to feel a smarting pain, as from a blow or the sting of an insect.
Sting nAn act or an instance of stinging. 2. a wound, pain, or smart caused by stinging. 3. any sharp physical or mental wound, hurt, or pain. 4. anything or an element in anything that wounds, pains, or irritates: to feel the sting of defeat; "Death, where is thy sting?" 5.capacity
Stinger nOne who orr that which stings. 2. a plant or animal that stings. 3. an insect that stings. 4. a cocktail made of brandy and white crème de menthe.
Stinging hair nOne of the hairs of a nettle, charged at the base with an irritating fluid which is injected beneath the skin when touched.
Stingless adjHaving no sting.
Stingy adjHaving a sting; stinging, sharp, virulent; often fig. of controversy.
Stink vbIn OE. to smell sweetly; to emit a strong offensive smell (by C13th); to reek. 2. to be offensive to honesty or propriety; to be in extremely bad repute or disfavor. 3. informal: to be disgustingly inferior: "that book stinks." 4. Slang. to have a large quantity of something (usually followed by of or with). 5. to cause to stink or be otherwise offensive (often followed by up ): an amateurish performance that really stank up the stage. 6. to be abhorrent, to savour offensively something. 7. to drive animals or persons out of a place by stench or suffocating fumes.
Stink nA strong offensive disgusting, smell; stench. 2. evil-smelling quality, offensive odour. 3. informal. an unpleasant fuss; scandal. 4. reek.
Stink phr"Stink in another's nostrils" - fig. to be offensive, be abhorrent, to savour offensively of something.
Stink phr"Stink out" - to repel or drive out by means of a highly offensive smell.
Stink-horn nA name for various ill-smelling fungi.
Stinking nThat smells; offensively smelling. 2. used as a vague epithet connoting intense disgust and contempt.
Stink-pot nA pot or jar containing a disinfectant. 2. a hand-missile charged with a combustibles emitting a suffocating smoke, used in boarding a ship or effecting a diversion while the assailants gain the deck. 3. a sailors name for the petrel.
Stinkstone nA name given to various limestone which give out a fetid odour or being scratched or struck.
Stinkweed nThe cruciferous plant "Diplotaxis muralis" 2. US. the Thorn Apple: "Datura Stramonius"
Stint vbTo be frugal; get along on a scanty allowance, as, "don't stint on the food."

2. archaic. to cease action; desist. 3. to limit to a certain amount, number, share, or allowance, often unduly; set limits to; restrict. 4. archaic. to bring to an end; check. 5. obsolete" to make blunt or dull.

Stint nA period of time spent doing something,as a two-year stint in the army. 2. an allotted amount or piece of work: to do one's daily stint. 3. limitation or restriction, especially as to amount: to give without stint. 4. a limited, prescribed, or expected quantity, share, rate, etc.: to exceed one's stint. 5. obsolete . a pause; halt a limit.
Stinted adjConstrained, restricted, confined.
Stintedly advIn a constrained, restricted or confined manner.
Stintedness nState of being constrained, restricted or confined.
Stinter nne who, or that which, stints.
Stintingly advIn a stinting manner.
Stintless adjThat may not be stinted or cause to cease. 2. that may be not satisfied or assuaged. 3. supplied without stint.
Stir vbTo move one's hand or an implement continuously or repeatedly through (a liquid or other substance) in order to cool, mix, agitate, disturb, dissolve, etc., any or all of the component parts. 2. to set in tremulous, fluttering, or irregular motion. 3. to affect strongly; excite: to stir pity. 4. to incite, instigate, or prompt (usually followed by up). 5. to move briskly; bestir: to stir oneself. 6. to move, especially slightly or lightly: Not a leaf stirred. 7. to move around, especially briskly; be active. 8. to become active, as from some rousing or quickening impulse. 9. to be emotionally moved or strongly affected. 10. to be in circulation, current, or afoot.
Stir nThe act of stirring or moving. 2. the sound made by stirring or moving slightly.

3. a state or occasion of general excitement; commotion. 4. a mental impulse, sensation, or feeling: a stir of hope. 5. a jog, poke, or thrust. 6. fuss, pother, agitation, disorder, agitation, uproar, bustle, prison, jail, penitentiary. (sl)

Stirk nA young bullock or heifer, usu. between one or two years old. 2. used as a term of abuse: foolish person.
Stirless adjNot stirring, motionless.
Stirrer nOne who to incite, instigate, or prompt (usually followed by up). 2. an implement moved by one's hand continuously or repeatedly through (a liquid or other substance) in order to cool, mix, agitate, disturb, dissolve, etc., any or all of the component parts.
Stirring nA beginning to move.
Stirring adjRousing, exciting, thrilling, moving, active, bustling, or lively.
Stirrings nA mental impulse, sensation or feeling of hope; something of hope.
Stirrup nA loop, ring, or other contrivance of metal, wood, leather, etc., suspended from the saddle of a horse to support the rider's foot. 2. any of various similar supports or clamps used for special purposes. 3. nautical . a short rope with an eye at the end hung from a yard to support a footrope, the footrope being rove through the eye. 4. also called binder (in reinforced-concrete constructions) a U-shaped or W-shaped bent rod for supporting longitudinal reinforcing rods.
Stir-up adjTo set in motion, agitate, to push or poke so as to displace, mix or disturb the parts of. 2. to rouse to action, activity or motion; incite, instigate, stimulate. 3. to excite, provoke, induce, to raise, set on foot (strife, disturbance etc.); to arouse (feeling or emotion)..
Stitch nOne complete movement of a threaded needle through a fabric or material such as to leave behind it a single loop or portion of thread, as in sewing, embroidery, or the surgical closing of wounds. 2. a loop or portion of thread disposed in place by one such movement in sewing: to rip out stitches. 3. a particular mode of disposing the thread in sewing or the style of work produced by one such method. 4. one complete movement of the needle or other implement used in knitting, crocheting, netting, tatting, etc. 5. the portion of work produced.
Stitch vbTo work upon, join, mend, or fasten with or as if with stitches; sew (often followed by together): to stitch together flour sacks to make curtains; a plan that was barely stitched together. 2. to ornament or embellish with stitches: to stitch a shirt with a monogram.
Stitch phr"A Good Stitch" - a considerable distance.
Stitch phr"In stitches" convulsed with laughter: Bob had us in stitches all night.
Stitch phr"Make stitches" - join together, or sew.
Stitcher nA tailor.
Stitching nStitches collectively; ie. the portion of loops of thread etc. fastened in the material sewn as the result of sewing. 2. also a series of stitches. 3. the threads, silk etc., of which stitches are made. 4. the act of a person or thing that stitches a series or line of stitches. 5. mending by means of sewing.
Stitch-up vbTo be made or put together by sewing. 2. to close the edges of a wound by sewing the edges together. 2. to maliciously or dishonestly incriminate someone.
Stitchwort nA name for Stellaria Holostea.
Stock nOld English stocc "stump, post, stake, tree trunk, log," also "pillory" (usually plural, stocks), from Proto-Germanic *stukkaz "tree trunk" Old Norse stokkr "block of wood, trunk of a tree," Old Saxon, Old Frisian stok. Meaning "ancestry, family" (late 14c.) is a figurative use of the "tree trunk" sense (cf. family tree). This is also the root of the meaning "heavy part of a tool," and "part of a rifle held against the shoulder" (1540s). Meaning "person as dull and senseless as a block or log" is from c.1300; hence "a dull recipient of action or notice" (1540s). Meaning "framework on which a boat was constructed" (early 15c.) led to figurative phrase on stocks "planned and commenced" (1660s).
Stock phr"Stocks and Stone" - gods of wood and stone.
Stock phr"On the Stocks" - of literary planned and commenced.
Stock phr"On the Stock of" - on the basis or grounds of.
Stock-blind adjQuite blind.
Stock-broker nOne who buys or sells stocks or securities for others.
Stock-dead adjQuite dead.
Stock-deaf adjQuite deaf
Stockish adjLike a stock or block of wood; stupid.
Stock-still adjAs still as a stock (tree-trunk); quite motionless.
Stocky adjOf plants: of strong and sturdy growth. 2. of a root: woody, as distinct from fibrous. 3. of a person, etc. short and thickset.
Stole nOriginally equipment, array, clothing, hence (long) robe, garment. ******
Stole phr"Yeoman of the Stool" -
Stone nThe hard substance, formed of mineral matter, of which rocks consist. 2. a rock or particular piece or kind of rock, as a boulder or piece of agate. 3. a piece of rock quarried and worked into a specific size and shape for a particular purpose: paving stone; building stone. 4. a small piece of rock, as a pebble. 5. precious stone. 6. a testicle.
Stone vbTo throw stones at; drive by pelting with stones.2. to put to death by pelting with stones. 3. to provide, fit, pave, line, face or fortify with stones. 4. to rub(something) with or on a stone, as to sharpen, polish, or smooth. 5. to remove stones for, as fruit.
Stone adjMade of or pertaining to stone. 2. made of stoneware: a stone mug or bottle. 3. stonelike; stony; obdurate: a stone killer; stone strength.
Stone advCompletely; totally (usually used in combination): stone cold.
Stone phr"Heart of Stone" - of an obdurate or unemotional nature.
Stone phr"Stone of Heaven" - jade, especially green jade whose prestige derives from its intense beauty and extraordinary scarcity.
Stone phr"Stone the Crows" - expression of surprise or dismay.
Stone-axe nA two-edged axe used for hewing stone. 2. an axe made of stone
Stone-blind adjBlind as a stone; completely blind.
Stone bow nA stone arch.
Stone-crop nThe common name for "sedum acre" a bright yellow flower and small cylindrical sessile fleshy leaves, growing in masses on rocks and walls etc; a stone crop.
Stonehenge nName of a celebrate stone circle on Salisbury plain; hence applied allusively to similar structure elsewhere. The second element may have meant something "hanging" or 'supported in the air.' 2. stone-gallows, sometime name for Stonehenge.
Stone-hewer nAnother name for a stone-cutter; a stonehewer
Stone-like adjStony; obdurate: a stone killer; stone strength; stonelike.
Stone-shower nA fall or shower of meteoric stones; a stoneshower.
Stone's-throw nA distance a stone can be thrown by hand; vaguely used for a short or moderate distance.
Stone-still adjPerfectly still and motionless; as still as a stone. 2. stock-still; stone still.
Stonewall vbTo engage in stonewalling, to filibuster. 3. in cricket, of a batsman, to play a defensive game, as by persistently blocking the ball instead of trying to hit it for runs. 4. to block, stall, or resist intentionally: lobbying efforts to stonewall passage of the legislation. 5. to obstruct (the passage of a legislative bill) in Parliament, especially by excessive or prolonged debate.
Stonewall adjPertaining to or characteristic of stonewalling: a new round of stonewall tactics.
Stone-wall phr"Run into a Stone Wall" - encounter an insurmountable barrier to progress, as 'we tried to get the OK for the building of the Clubrooms, but ran into a stonewall.
Stone-waller nOne who obstructs something or someone. 2. an obstructionist; stonewaller. 3. a cricketer (a batsman), who plays a defensive game, by persistently blocking the ball instead of trying to score by hitting it for runs; a stonewaller.
Stone-walling nThe action of stonewall, obstruction of someone or something. 2. obstruction or filibusting in politics or legal matters;stonewalling.
Stone-ware nA hard dense, opaque kind of pottery ware, made from very siliceous clay, or a mixture with much flint or sand and fired at a very high temperature; stoneware.
Stonework nWork built of stone; masonry. 2. artistic work of any kind executed in stone. 2. the process of working in stone as in building ; the labour or tasks of a mason or stone-worker. 4. the work of driving headings through stone or rock; stonework..
Stonewort nThe fern "Asplenium ceterach" - also so called stone fern.
StonewrightnA stone-mason, a professional stone-worker.
Stony adjFull of or abounding in stones or rock: a stony strand. 2. pertaining to or characteristic of stone. 3. resembling or suggesting stone, especially in its hardness. 4. unfeeling; merciless; obdurate: a stony heart. 5. motionless or rigid; without expression, as the eyes or a look: a hard, stony stare.
Stony-broke adjSlang: hard-up, without any money, ruined.
Stony-hearted adjHaving a stony heart; unfeeling, merciless.
Stool nA single seat on legs or a pedestal and without arms or a back. 2. a short, low support on which to stand, step, kneel, or rest the feet while sitting. 3. the stump, base, or root of a plant from which propagative organs are produced, as shoots for layering. 4. the base of a plant that annually produces new stems or shoots. 5. a cluster of shoots or stems springing up from such a base or from any root, or a single shoot or layer. 6. a decoy used in hunting. 7. waste matter evacuated from the bowels. 8. a lavatory seat 9. (in W Africa, esp Ghana) a chief's throne; cf: "Yeoman of the Stool."
Stool vbTo put forth shoots from the base or root, as a plant; form a stool.
Stool phr"Fall between Two Stools"- to fail, through hesitation or indecision, to select either of two alternatives. 2. to fail through vacillation between two alternatives. 3. to be in an unsatisfactory situation through not belonging to either of two categories or groups.
Stoop vbFrom Old English stūpian (“to bow, to bend”). compare steep.- to bend the upper part of the body forward and downward. 2. to lower oneself; to demean or do something below one's status, standards, or morals. 3. of a bird of prey: to swoop down on its prey. 4. to cause to incline downward; to slant, as 'to stoop a cask.' 5. to cause to submit; prostrate.  6. to yield; to submit; to bend, as by compulsion. 7.To descend from rank or dignity; to condescend. 8. to degrade.
Stoop nA stooping, that is, a bent position of the body as, 'the old man walked with a stoop.' 2. an accelerated descent in flight, as that for an attack.
Stooth nA post, an upright lath now only one of the upright battens in lathe-and-plaster.
Stoothe vbTo garnish with studs or knobs. 2. to furnish a wall with studs. 3. the framework on which lathe-and-plaster is fixed. 4. to build lath-and-plaster.
Stooth-stone nA stone post.
Stop nA pail, bucket. 2. a holy water stoup. 3. a pitcher, flagon, a tankard.
Stop vbFrom Old English stoppian (“to stop, close”), from Proto-Germanic *stuppōną (“to stop, close”). 2. to cease moving. 3. to come to an end. 3. to cause (something) to cease moving or progressing. 3. to cause (something) to come to an end. 4. to close or block an opening. 5. to stay; to spend a short time; to reside temporarily. 6. to tarry. 7. in music to regulate the sounds of (musical strings, etc.) by pressing them against the fingerboard with the finger, or otherwise shortening the vibrating part. 8 .(obs.) to punctuate. 9.nautical: to make fast; to stopper. 10. to cease moving : brake, desist, halt.

11. to come to an end: blin, cease, desist, discontinue, halt, terminate. 12. to cause to cease moving or come to an end: cancel, cease, discontinue, halt, terminate.

Stop nA (usually marked) place where line buses, trams or trains halt to let passengers get on and off. 2. an action of stopping; interruption of travel. 3. a device intended to block the path of a moving object; as, a door stop. 4. linguistics: consonant sound in which the passage of air through the mouth is temporarily blocked by the lips, tongue, or glottis;

(consonant sound where air is blocked): plosive, occlusive. 5. a symbol used for purposes of punctuation and representing a pause or separating clauses, particularly a full stop, comma, colon or semicolon. 6. that which stops, impedes, or obstructs; an obstacle; an impediment. 7. a function that halts playback or recording in devices such as videocassette and dvd player. 8. by extension: button that activates the stop function. 9. music: knob or pin used to regulate the flow of air in an organ. 10. tennis: a very short shot which touches the ground close behind the net and is intended to bounce as little as possible. 11. zoology: the depression in a dog’s face between the skull and the nasal bones. 12. engineering: a device, or piece, as a pin, block, pawl, etc., for arresting or limiting motion, or for determining the position to which another part shall be brought.

Stop advProne to halting or hesitation, as "he’s stop still."
Stop phr"To Stop one's Way" - to stand in one's way, bar one's passage
Stop phr"To Stop (one's own or another's) ear(s): to render oneself deaf to something; close one's mind arguments arguments.
Stop phr"To Stop (one's own or another's) mouth, lit. with a gag or muzzle; fig. compel or induce to silence.
Stopless adjWithout a stop or stops. 2. unable to be stopped.
Stopper nSomeone or something that stops something. 2. a type of knot at the end of a rope to stop it unraveling. 3. bung or cork. 4. a soccer or hockey goal-keeper. 5. in finance commodities futures market, one who owns a futures contract, and is demanding delivery because they want to take possession of the deliverable commodity. 6. a train that stops at all or almost all stations between the origin and destination.
Stopping nMaterial for a dental caries or cavity. 2. in mining, a partition or door to direct or prevent a current or air. 3. a pad or poultice of various material applied to a horse's hoof to keep it moist.
Stopping adjTending to cause stoppage, astringent. 2. that stops.
Stopping-ground nA stopping point for individuals, gatherings of people, animals and vehicles for various reasons.
Stop upphrTo fill a hole or cavity, or to block an opening or passage with a plug.
Stork nOrigin: before 900; Middle English; Old English storc; cognate with German Storch, Old Norse storkr; akin to stark. Any of several wading birds of the family Ciconiidae, having long legs and a long neck and long-stouted, pointed bill; chiefly of warm regions of the Old World, and typically having a white-and-black plumage. 2. jabiru, marabou, white stork, wood ibis. 3. this bird as the mythical or symbolic deliverer of a new baby. 3. a variety of domestic fancy pigeon resembling the fairy swallow
Storm nFrom Old English storm (“a storm, tempest; a storm of arrows; disturbance, disquiet; uproar, tumult; rush, onrush, attack, violent attack, related to stir. 1.any disturbed state of the atmosphere, especially as affecting the earth's surface, and strongly implying destructive or unpleasant weather. 2. a violent agitation of human society; a civil, political, or domestic commotion; violent outbreak. 3.(meteorology) a wind scale for very strong wind, stronger than a gale, less than a hurricane - 10 or higher on the Beaufort scale). 4. (military) a violent assault on a stronghold or fortified position.
Storm vbFrom ME. stormen, sturmen, from OE. styrman (“to storm, rage; make a great noise, cry aloud, shout. 1. to move quickly and noisily like a storm, usually in a state of uproar or anger. assault (a stronghold or fortification) with military forces.
Storm-cloud nA heavy which threatens or comes with rain; also fig.
Stormful adjAbounding in or full of storms.
Storminess nThe state or quality of being stormy. 2. the severity of a storm.
Storming adjThat storms or rages. 2. that attacks in order to take by storm.
Stormless adjFree from storms.
Stot nA horse, a stott. 2. a young castrated ox, steer. 3. a heifer
Stove n
Stow nA place, frequently occurring in placenames. 2. a receptacle.
StowvbTo place or arrange compactedly; pack. 2. to fill by packing. 3. to have room for; hold, said of a room. 4. to stop, cease (sl). 5. to furnish lodgings for.
Stowaway nA person who hides in a ship in to escape payment of passage, or to get overseas unobserved.
Stow away vbTo put in a place for safe-keeping, hiding, etc. 2. to be a stow-away
Strain nGain, acquisition, treasure ****
Strand nOE: The land bordering a sea, lake, or river; in a more restricted sense, that part of the shore which lies between the tide-marks; sometimes vaguely coast or shore (now poet.) 2. a quay. wharf or landing place by the side of navigable water. 3. used vaguely for country, region, esp. a foreign country., as "let freedom flee to a sunnier strand."
Strand nThe Strand, a street in London, orig. so called as occupying the strand or "shore' of the Thames between the cities of London an Westminster.
Strand phr"On the bare strand" - upon the sea-mark a small boat did wait.
Strand vbTo drive or force aground on ashore; esp. a seashore; also rarely of a river. 2. to leave aground(by the ebbing of the tide. (transfig & fig.) 3. to run aground.
Strapple nA covering for the lower part of the leg, consisting of a fillet or band laced or bound around the limb.
Straw nA single stalk or stem, especially of certain species of grain, chiefly wheat, rye, oats, and barley. 2. a mass of such stalks, especially after drying and threshing, used as fodder. 3. material, fibers, etc., made from such stalks, as used for making hats or baskets. 4. the negligible value of one such stalk; trifle; least bit: not to care a straw. 5. a tube, usually of paper or glass, for sucking up a beverage from a container: sip through a straw.
Straw adjOf, pertaining to, containing, or made of straw: a straw hat. 2. of the color of straw; pale yellow. 3. of little value or consequence; worthless, having little value or substance. 4. sham; fictitious.
Straw phr"Draw Straws"- to decide by lottery using straws or strawlike items of different lengths, usually with the short straw or straws determining the person chosen or the lottery.
Straw phr"Gather straw of the eyes" - to be sleepy.
Straw phr"In the Straw" - in childbirth, lying-in.
Straw phr"Man of Straw" - person or thing compared to a straw image; a counterfeit, sham, dummy. ****
Straw phr"Out of the Straw" recovering or recovered from childbirth.
Straw phr"Straw in the Wind" - a hint or indication.
Straw phr"The Last Straw" - a small incident, setback, etc that, coming after others, proves intolerable
Strawberry nThe edible fruit of any plant of the genus "Fragaria."
Straw-breadth nThe breadth of a straw; a very short distance.
Straw-mushroom n
Strawy adjConsisting of the nature or full of straw. 2. made with straw, filled, thatched or made with straw. 3. resembling straw in colour, texture etc. 4. fig. light, empty or worthless as straw.
Streak nAn irregular line left from smearing or motion. 2. a continuous series of like events, as 'he was on a winning streak.' 3. the color of the powder of a mineral. 4. a moth of the family Geometridae Chesias legatella. 5. a tendency or characteristic, but not a dominant or pervasive one, as a rebellious streak. 6.(shipbuilding) a strake. 7.A rung or round of a ladder.
Streak vbTo have or obtain streaks. 2. to run naked in public, often just for the fun of doing so. 3. to create streaks. 4. to move very swiftly. 5.(obs.) to stretch; to extend; hence, to lay out, as a dead body.
Streak phr"To have a Losing streak" - to go through a series of losses. 2. menstruation (slang).
Streak phr"To Have a Winning Streak" - to experience an uninterrupted sequence of wins.
Streak phr"To Talk a Blue Streak" - to talk for a long time or to the point of tedium.
Streaker nOne who runs naked in public, or through a public place, often as a form of devilment.
Streaky adjHaving streaks. 2. of a person having alternating periods of good and bad performances; inconsistent.
Stream nA small river; brook, bourne. 2. any steady flow of water or other fluid.

3. something that resembles a stream in moving continuously in a line or particular direction 4. a rapid or unbroken flow of speech, etc: a stream of abuse. 5. a flow of money into a business. 6. any of several parallel classes of schoolchildren, or divisions of children within a class, grouped together because of similar ability.

Stream vbTo emit or be emitted in a continuous flow: his nose streamed blood. 2. to move in unbroken succession, as a crowd of people, vehicles, etc. 3. to float freely or with a waving motion: bunting streamed in the wind. 4. to unfurl (a flag, etc) 5. to move causing a trail of light, condensed gas, etc. 6. mining to wash (earth, gravel, etc) in running water in prospecting (for gold, etc), to expose the particles of ore or metal. 7. education to group or divide (children) in streams
Stream phr"Go with the stream." - drift with the stream to conform to the accepted standards.
Stream phr"Off stream." - of an industrial plant, manufacturing process, etc: shut down or not in production.
Stream phr"On stream." - of an industrial plant, manufacturing process, etc) in or about to go into operation or production. 2. available or in existence
Stream phr"Swim against the Stream" - hold a view opposite to most others.
Streaming nThe action of stream in various senses.
Streamless adjHaving no streams: of water, having no current.
Stream-line nThe course of fluid relative to a solid body past which it is moving, esp. a course free of turbulent or eddies. 2. any shape or contour designed to lessen resistance.
Streamline adjDesignating an uninterrupted flow or drift. 2. denoting form, or body or the like so constructed, as to permit an uninterrupted flow of fluid around it.(a streamline flow; a streamlined shape, a stream-lined body of a motor car.)
Streamline vbTo design with a stream-lined shape. 2. to make smoother, more simple, efficient or up-to-date, esp. by reorganizing or reorganization.
Streamy adjAbounding in or full of running streams. 2. of water, etc., flowing in a stream, running.
Street nPublic thoroughfare, usually paved, in a village, town, or city, including the sidewalk or sidewalks. 2. such a thoroughfare together with adjacent buildings, lots, etc.

3. the roadway of such a thoroughfare, as distinguished from the sidewalk. 4. a main way or thoroughfare, as distinguished from a lane, alley, or the like. 5. the inhabitants or frequenters of a street.

Street adjOf, on, or adjoining a street: a street door just off the sidewalk. 2.taking place or appearing on the street: street fight. 2. coarse; crude; vulgar: street language.

3.suitable for everyday wear: street clothes; street dress. 4. retail: the street price of a new computer.

Street phr"Not in the Same Street" - to be far behind
Street phr"On the streets." - earning a living as a prostitute. 2. homeless, in the street, without a home. 3. without a job or occupation; idle. 4. out of prison or police custody; at liberty.
Street phr"The Man in the Street" - the ordinary or average man, as opposed to the expert or the man who has special opportunities of knowledge.
Street phr"To be Streets ahead" - to be far ahead; to be far superior to; more advanced.
Street phr"To Walk the Streets"- - go about the street on foot; also with reference to prostitution
Street phr"Up One Street" - (just) what one knows or likes best
Street-way nA paved road or highway; the road way of a street, now poet.
Street-walker nOne who walks in the street. 2. a prostitute who solicits clients on the street, as opposed to working in a legal brothel.
Streetward advTowards the street.
Strength nThe state or quality of being physically or mentally strong. 2. the ability to withstand or exert great force, stress, or pressure. 3. something that is regarded as being beneficial or a source of power. 4. potency, as of a drink, drug, etc. 5. power to convince; cogency: the strength of an argument. 6. degree of intensity or concentration of colour, light, sound, flavour, etc. 7. the full or part of the full complement as specified: at full strength. 8. finance firmness of or a rising tendency in prices, esp security prices. 9. archaic , poetic or a stronghold or fortress 10. the general idea, the main purpose: to get the strength of something.
Strength phr "From strength to strength" - with ever-increasing success.
Strength phr"In strength"- in large numbers
Strength phr"On the Strength" - on the strength of on the basis of or relying upon
Strengthen vb"To make Strong" - to encourage, hearten. 2. to become or grow stronger
Strength phr"From strength to strength with ever-increasing success.
StrengthenvbTo make stronger, give strength to.
Strengther nOne who or something which strengthens.
Strengthful adjFull of, or characterized by strength.
Strengthily advStrongly.
Strengthless adjDestitute of strength.
Strengthy adjStrong, powerful, difficult to overthrow. 2. physically or muscularly strong.
Stretch vbTo lengthen by pulling. 2. to lengthen when pulled, as ' the rubber band stretched almost to the breaking point. 3. to pull tight, as 'to stretch the skin over the frame of the drum. 4. fig. to get more use than expected from a limited resource.

5. fig. to make inaccurate by exaggeration, as 'to say crossing the street was brave is stretching the meaning of "brave" considerably.' 6. to extend physically, especially from limit point to limit point. 7. to extend one’s limbs or body in order to stretch the muscles: gymnasts stretch with equal ease and agility.' 8. to extend to a limit. 9. to increase. 10. (obs., colloq.) to stretch the truth; to exaggerate, as 'a someone apt to stretch in his report the facts of the matter. 11.(naut.) to sail by the wind under press of canvas, as in 'the ship stretched to the eastward.'

Stretching nAn act of stretching. 2.the ability to lengthen when pulled. 3. a course of thought which diverts from straightforward logic, or requires extraordinary belief. 4. a segment of a journey or route. 5. a length of time., as 'he did a 7-year stretch in jail.' 
Stretch phr"To Stretch a Rope" - to be hanged.
Stretcher nA simple litter designed to carry a sick, injured or dead person. 2. a frame on which a canvas is stretched for painting. 3. device designed to stretch gloves or shoes. 4. a brick laid with the longest side exposed.
Stretcher-bearer nOne who carries one end of the stretcher or litter.
Stretching nAn act of stretching. 2.the ability to lengthen when pulled. 3. a course of thought which diverts from straightforward logic, or requires extraordinary belief. 4. a segment of a journey or route. 5. a length of time., as 'he did a 7-year stretch in jail.' 
Stretch mark nAny of a series of red, irregular stripes on the surface of the skin caused by rapid growth of the tissues lying just underneath. they usually appear as a result of pregnancy, obesity, puberty, but also can be caused by rapid muscle growth.
Stretch out nA slow-down practiced by employees so as to make the work last longer.
Stretchy adjHaving the quality of stretching; elastic. 2. liable to stretch unduly. 3. inclined to stretch oneself or one's limbs.
Strew vbTo let fall in separate pieces or particles over a surface; scatter or sprinkle: to strew seed in a garden bed. 2. to cover or overspread (a surface, place, etc.) with something scattered or sprinkled: to strew a floor with sawdust. 3. to be scattered or sprinkled over (a surface): Sawdust strewed the floor. 4. to spread widely; disseminate: to strew rumors among the troops; to broadcast
Strid nOE: stride. the popular name of the narrowest part of the channel of the Wharfe between level rocks at Bolton Priory; hence, any similar gorge or channel.
Stride vbTo walk with long steps, as with vigor, haste, impatience, or arrogance. 2. to take a long step: to stride across a gutter. 3. to straddle. 4. to walk with long steps along, on, through, over, etc. 5. to pass over or across in one long step.
Stride nA striding manner or a striding gait. 2. a long step in walking. 3. (in locomotion) the act of progressive movement completed when all the feet are returned to the same relative position as at the beginning. 4. the distance covered by such a movement. 5. a regular or steady course, pace, etc. 6. advancement, progress, headway, improvement.
Stride phr"To Get into One's Stride" - to settle down to one's pace or rate of progress.
Stride phr" To Hit one's Stride" - to achieve a regular or steady pace or course. 2. to reach the point or level at which one functions most competently and consistently: "he hit his stride after the half-time of the game."
Stride phr"To Take Something in One Stride" - to do something without undue effort; part of one's normal activity. 2. of a horse or his rider, to clear an (obstacle) without checking his gallop; fig. to deal with a matter incidentally, without interrupting one's course of action, argument etc.
Strides n Australian informal or slang term meaning trousers.
Strike vbTo deal a blow or stroke to (a person or thing), as with the fist, a weapon, or a hammer; hit. 2. to inflict, deliver, or deal (a blow, stroke, attack, etc.). 3. to drive so as to cause impact. 4. to thrust forcibly. 5. to produce (fire, sparks, light, etc.) by percussion, friction, etc. 6. to make an attack, especially a planned military assault. 7. to knock, rap, or tap. 8. to hit or dash on or against something, as a moving body does; come into forcible contact; collide. 9. to run upon a bank, rock, or other obstacle, as a ship does.
Strike nAn act or instance of striking. 2. a concerted stopping of work or withdrawal of workers' services, as to compel an employer to accede to workers' demands or in protest against terms or conditions imposed by an employer. 3. a temporary stoppage of something.

4. a metal plate on a jamb holding the bolt of the lock on a door when closed; a strike plate. 5. In baseball: a pitch that is swung at and missed by the batter; a pitch that passes through the strike zone and is not swung at by the batter.

Strike adjDescribing a fighter-bomber aircraft designed to carry large payloads at high speeds and low altitudes and also to engage in air-to-air combat.
Strike phr"On strike" - engaged in a stoppage of work, services, or other activities, as by union workers to get better wages.
Strike phr"Strike in" - to interrupt suddenly; intervene.
Strike phr"Strike off" - to print: They struck off 300 copies of the book. 2. to remove or cancel, as from a record, list, etc. 3. to produce rapidly and easily. 4. to depart rapidly: "he struck off for the coast."
Strike phr"Strike Out" - in baseball: to put out or be put out by a strike-out. 2. of a person or effort) to fail. lose favor. 4. to erase; cross out. 5. to set forth; venture forth; leave home.
Strike phr"Strike up" - to begin to play music or to sing. 2. to set in operation; begin, as a musical band. 3. to bring into being; commence; begin: to strike up an acquaintance with new neighbors. .
Strike phr"To Have Two Strikes Against One" - to be in an unfavorable or a critical position.
Strike phr"To Strike Hands" -to conclude a bargain, as by shaking or joining hands; confirm an agreement; to strike hands on it.
Strike phr"To Strike home" - to deal an effective blow, hit a vulnerable part, or wound critically or mortally. 2. to have the intended effect; hit the mark.
Strike phr"To Strike While the Iron's Hot" - (literally metallurgy) to strike a hot piece of metal, especially iron, with a mallet or other tool before it cools, while it is still hot enough to be shaped. 2.(idiomatic) to act on an opportunity promptly while favorable conditions exist; to avoid waiting; immediately, before they change the offer; make hay while the sun shines (take advantage of opportunity.)
Strike-breaker nOne who takes the place of workman on strike; a scab. 2. a person who supplies workmen to take the place of strikers.
Strike down vbTo fell to the ground with a blow. 2. of the sun: to send down it's heat oppressively. 3. of disease, sickness: to afflict, plague.
Striker nAn individual who is on strike; one who or that which strikes. 2.someone or something that hits someone or something else. 3. a worker who refuses to work and goes on strike. 4. blacksmith's assistant who wields the sledgehammer. 5.(soccer) one of the players on a team in football (soccer) in the row nearest to the opposing team's goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. 6.(baseball, slang, 1800s) the batter. 7.(cricket) the batsman who is currently facing the bowler and defending his wicket. 8.(obsolete) a harpooner. 9.(obsolete) a wencher; a lewd man. 10.(obsolete) A blackmailer in politics. 10. one whose political influence can be bought. 11. in the US army, a soldier assigned to run errands and do odd jobs for an officer.
Strikewood nA match, as one ignited by friction.
Striking adjNotable, impressive, extraordinary, beautiful.
Strikingness nThe condition or quality of being striking.
String nA slender cord or thick thread used for binding or tying; line. 2. something resembling a cord or thread. 3. a narrow strip of flexible material, as cloth or leather, for tying parts together. 4. a necklace consisting of a number of beads, pearls, or the like threaded or strung on a cord; strand.
String vbTo furnish with or as with a string or strings: to string a bow. 2. to extend or stretch (a cord, thread, etc.) from one point to another. 3. to thread on or as on a string: to string beads. 4. to connect in or as in a line; arrange in a series or succession: She knows how to string words together. 5. to adjust the string of (a bow) or tighten the strings of (a musical instrument) to the required pitch. 6. to equip (a bow or instrument) with new strings. 7. to form into or move in a string or series: his thoughts string together logically.
String phr"On a String" - subject to the whim of another; in one's power; dependent.
String phr"Pull strings / wires." - to use one's influence or authority, usually in secret, in order to bring about a desired result. 2. to gain or attempt to gain one's objectives by means of influential friends, associates, etc.: He had his uncle pull strings to get him a promotion.
String phr"String along" - to fool, deceive, cheat. 2. to keep someone waiting on tenterhooks. 3. to be in agreement; follow with confidence. 4. to keep (a person) waiting or in a state of uncertainty
String phr"String out" - to extend; stretch out. 2. to prolong: The promised three days strung out to six weeks.
String bean nAny of the several varities of beans of the genus "phaseolus" cultivated for their edible pods. 2. a tall, skinny persons.
Stringed adjFurnished with strings. 2. produced from stringed instruments. 3. tied with strings.
Stringer nA heavy timber, generally horizontal, supporting other members of a structure, and usually running in the direction of a greatest length of the collection of supported members. 2. any horizontal framing timber, as a tie beam, a string piece. 3. a length-wise on which rails are laid, as distinguished from a cross-tie or sleeper. 4. one who makes or sells bow-strings. 5. one who strings; esp one who strings pianos
Stringhalt nA condition of the hind legs of a horse, which causes certain muscles to contract spasmodically. 2. condition in humans which causes a halting in leg movement whilst walking.
Stringing nThe act of furnishing with or as with a string or strings, as stringing a bow. 2. the extending or stretching (a cord, thread, etc.) from one point to another. 3. the threading on or as on a string: the stringing of beads. 4. the connecting in a line; arranging in a series or succession. 5. the adjusting of the string of (a bow) or tightening the strings of (a musical instrument) to the required pitch. 6. the equipping (a bow or instrument) with new strings.
Stringless adjHaving no strings, lacking strings.
Stringy adjContaining fibrous strings. 2. forming in strings, as thick glue, ropy.
Strip vbTo deprive of covering: to strip a fruit of its rind. 2. to deprive of clothing; make bare or naked. 3. to take away or remove: to strip sheets from the bed. 4. to deprive or divest: to strip a tree of its bark; to strip him of all privileges. 5. to clear out or empty: to strip a house of its contents. 6 stripped or to strip something. 7. to remove one's clothes. 8. to perform a striptease. 9. to become stripped: bananas strip easily. 10. to cut, tear, or form into strips. 11. to broadcast (a television series) in multiple related segments, as daily from Monday through
Stroke n1.An act of stroking (moving one's hand over a surface). 2. a blow or hit. 3. a single movement with a tool. 4. (golf) A single act of striking at the ball with a club.

5.(tennis) the hitting of a ball with a racket, or the movement of the racket and arm that produces that impact. 6.(rowing) the movement of an oar or paddle through water, either the pull which actually propels the vessel or a single entire cycle of movement including the pull. 7. (cricket) The action of hitting the ball with the bat; a shot. 8.A thrust of a piston. 8. one of a series of beats or movements against a resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is accomplished. the stroke of a swimmer, etc. 9.powerful or sudden effort by which something is done, produced, or accomplished; also, something done or accomplished by such an effort. a stroke of genius. 10. a line drawn with a pen or other writing implement. 10. the time when a clock strikes, as "on the stroke of midnight." 11.(medicine) the loss of brain function arising when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted. 12. a sudden attack of any disease, especially when fatal; the stroke of death  13. an individual discharge of lightning; a flash of lightning may be made up of several strokes. .14 .(obsolete) the result or effect of a striking; injury or affliction; soreness. 15. an addition or amendment to a written composition; a touch; to give some finishing strokes to an essay. 16. a throb or beat, as of the heart. 16.(obs) power; influence.  

Stroke vbTo pass the hand over gently or caressingly or with light pressure. 2. to sound time like a gong or clock. 3. to set the pace for a rowboat crew; to row the stroke oar of. to stroke a boat. 4. To move one's hand or an object (such as a broom) along (a surface) in one direction.  5. to hit the ball with the bat in a flowing motion. 6. to give a finely fluted surface to.
Stroke phr"Off One Stroke" - performing or working less well than usual.
Stroke phr"On the Stroke of" - exactly at.
Stroke phr"Stroke of Work" - a small amount of work.
Stroke phr"To Stroke against the Hair" - to irritate, ruffle, cross a person.
Strong adjHaving, showing, or able to exert great bodily or muscular power; physically vigorous or robust. 2. accompanied or delivered by great physical, mechanical, etc., power or force: a strong handshake. 3. mentally powerful or vigorous, as "his mind is still strong." 4. especially able, competent, or powerful in a specific field or respect. He's weak at bat, but he's a strong fielder. 5. of great moral power, firmness, or courage.
Strong phr"Come on Strong" - slang: to behave in an aggressive, ardent, or flamboyant manner: When you're interviewed for the job, don't come on too strong
Strong phr"Come Out Strong" - to go to great lengths; to make statement which are hard to credit.
Strong phr"Go It Strong" - to act vigourously or recklessly.
Strong phr"Going Strong" - to be vigorous , thriving, prosperous.
Strong phr"Strong as an Horse/Ox" - having great muscular strength. 2. able to go heavy physical work.
Strong arm vbTo use physically force upon, assault.
Strong-armed adjViolent, having physical powers. 2.
Strong-brained adjIntelligent, smart, bright. 2. determined,
Strong-drink nIntoxicating liquor, alcoholic liquors generally. 2. drink of more than ordinary alcoholic strength.
Strong-hand adjThe exercise of superior power; the use of force.
Strong-headed adjHeadstrong. 2. endowed with strong intellectual facilities.
Strong-headness nObstinacy.
Stronghold nA strongly fortified place of defence; a secure place of refuge, a fastness.
Strongish adjSomewhat strong.
Strongly advIn a strong manner; powerfully, forcibly, firmly, securely, violently, vehemently with fortitude; resolutely, emphatically. 3. in a strong degree, with strength and intensity of the condition or quality predicated.
Strong man nA political leader having considerable or preeminent power, as from a military coup or other extra-legal means.
Strong-minded adjHaving a strong, vigorous, determined mind. 2. applied, usu. disparagingly, to women who have or effect the qualities of mind regarded as distinctly masculine.
Strong room nA room made specifically secure for custody of persons or things; esp. a-fire or burgular-proof room in which valuables are deposited for safety, eg. at a bank
Strong water nAny form of alcoholic spirit used as a beverage.
Strong-willed adjHaving a strong will; decided, obstinate.
Strop n(Borrowing from Latin): a narrow strip of flexible material, especially leather, as for fastening or holding things together. 2. a looped band by which an item may be held, pulled, lifted, etc., as a bootstrap or a ring that standing passengers may hold on to in a bus, subway, or the like. 3. a strop for a razor. 4. a long, narrow object or piece of something; strip; band. 5. an ornamental strip or band. 6. a halter.
Strop vbTo fasten or secure with a strap or straps. 2. to fasten (a thing) around something in the manner of a strap. 3. to sharpen on a strap or strop: to strap a razor.

4. to beat or flog with a strap.

Stropping nThe action of securing with straps. 2. fastening. 3. stropping
Strung adjFitting with strings; threaded on a string. 2. tensed.
Strut nA proud or pompous step or march. 2. a compression member in framework, keeping two others from approaching nearer together, as the vertical members of a wing trussof a biplane. 3. an instrument in the adjusting the plaits of a ruff. 4.
Strut vbOE: bulge, swell, protrude, stand out, flaunt, swagger, walk stiff and upright.
Strutting nThe action of walking pompously, conceitedly and affectedly.
Stub nA stump of a tree or more rarely a shrub or smaller plant; the portion left in the ground when a tree is felled; also a trunk deprived of branches. 2. the part of a tree- trunk closest to the ground. 3. fig. a blockhead. 4. a short piece of broken branch remaining on the stem. 6. a splinter or thorn in the flesh. 7. a short, thick nail; a worn horse-shoe nail; esp. in pl. as material for making stub-iron. 8. something that looks short or stunted; eg. a rudimentary tail or horn. 9. a short piece of wood. 10. the remaining portion or something that has been broken or worn down; a stump, a fag end.
Stub vbTo dig up by the root; to grub up. 2. to cut down a tree close to it's roots. 3. to remove stubs from the ground. 4. to clear land of trees, furze, etc by up-rooting. 5. to cause a horse to be wounded by a stub. 6. to strike the toe violently against anything in walking or running. 7. to go heedlessly. 8. to cover with stubs. 8. to extinguish a cigarette by pressing the lighted end against a hard object.
Stubbed adjOf trees, to cut down to the stub; cut off near the ground; also, to deprive of the branch or pollarded. 2. short, thick or stumpy. 3. reduced to a stub (of hair) cut close to the skin; stubby. 4. blunted at the point. 5. abounding in stubs.
Stubby adjOf the nature of a stub: short and thick or broad. 2.abounding in or full of stubs, chiefly of the hair or beards, composed of short bristles.
StubbinessnThe quality or condition of being stubby.
Stubwort nThe Wood-sorrel, Oxalis Acetosella.
Stuck adjOf an animal that has been stabbed or had it's throat cut. 2. unable to go any further.
Stuck phr"To Stare Like a Stuck Pig" - the stuck pig. is the pig in the act of being killed. 2. a gaping stare; to gaze in terror and surprise.
Stuck-up adjAssuming an unjustified air of superiority or plumimg oneself unduly on real superioriy; offensively pretentious. 2. conceited, very vain; supercilious and arrogant, snobbish.
Stud nA boss, knob, nailhead, or other protuberance projecting from a surface or part, especially as an ornament. 2. any of various buttonlike, usually ornamental objects, mounted on a shank that is passed through an article of clothing to fasten it: a collar stud. 3. any of a number of slender, upright members of wood, steel, etc., forming the frame of a wall or partition and covered with plasterwork, siding, etc. 4. any of various projecting pins, lugs, or the like, on machines or other implements. 5. any of a large number of small projecting lugs embedded in an automobile tire (studded tire) to improve traction on snowy or icy roads.
Stud vbTo set with or as if with studs, bosses, or the like: The leather-covered door was studded with brass nails. 2. (of things) to be scattered over the expanse or surface of: stars stud the sky. 3. to set or scatter (objects) at intervals over an expanse or surface: to stud raisins over a cake. 4. to furnish with or support by studs.
Stud adjOrnamented with rivets, nailheads, or other buttonlike, usually metallic objects: a stud belt.
Stud nA studhorse or stallion. 2. an establishment, as a farm, in which horses are kept for breeding. 3. a number of horses, usually for racing or hunting, bred or kept by one owner. 4. a male animal, as a bull or ram, kept for breeding. 5. a herd of animals kept for breeding.
Stud adjOf, associated with, or pertaining to a studhorse or studhorses. 2. retained for breeding purposes.
Stud phr"At or in Stud", (of a male animal) offered for the purpose of breeding.
Stud-book nA book giving the pedigree of thoroughbred horses; also, a similar book for dogs and other animals.
Studded adjSet with studs, having studs o supports.
Studding nThe timber framework for lath and plaster wall. 2. a batten of wood fot it's framework. 3. anything with which a surface is studded.
Stud-groom nA head groom attached to a stud.
Stud-horse nA stallion kept for breeding.
Studliness nHaving the quality of being virile, muscular, virile. 2. having sexual attraction.
Studly advVirilely attractive, muscular, handsome. 2. impressive, powerful, sexually attractive.
Stud-mare n a mare kept for breeding; a broodmare
Stunt nA check in growth; also a state of arrested growth or development. 2. a creature which has been hindered from full growth or development. 3. a fit of sulkiness, obstinacy.
Stunt vbTo irritate, provoke or anger. 2. to bring to an abrupt stand; non-plus. 3. to check the development or growth(a plant, person, etc.) 4. to decrease growth or production; to dwarf. 5. to become arrested in growth.
Stunt phr"To Take the Stunt" - A fit of obstinacy or sulkiness.
Stunted adjFoolish, stupid. 2. obstinate, stubborn, rudely or angrily curt or blunt. 3. stunted, short and thick. 4. dwarfed in growth. 5. of a turn, bend: abrupt.
Stuntness nThe condition of being stunted.
Sty nA enclosed place where swine are kept, usu. a low shed with uncovered forecourt; a pigsty. 2. transfig. and fig. - a human habitation or sleeping place no better than a pigsty. 3. an abode of bestial lust, or of moral pollution generally.
Sty vbTo confine pigs in a sty. 2. to pen up: to confine as in a sty.
Sty vbTo arise, climb, to a higher level. 2. to descend in "sty down" 3. also generally, to ascend or descend.
Sty phr"To Sty Down" - to descend.
Styan nOE: stiʒend (lit: a riser) cf. almightend, demend, fiend, friend, healand, shapend, slinkend, waldend.