English dictionary


sabbath |ˈsæbəθ| — a day of rest and worship: Sunday for most Christians; Saturday for the Jews and a few Christians; Friday for Muslims

sabbatic |səˈbætɪk| — of or relating to the Sabbath

sabbatical |səˈbætɪkl| — a leave usually taken every seventh year

saber |ˈseɪbər| — a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle

sable |ˈseɪbl| — an artist's brush made of sable hairs

sables |ˈseɪbəlz| — (plural only) Black garments worn in mourning.

sabot |ˈsæbəʊ| — a shoe carved from a single block of wood

sabotage |ˈsæbətɑːʒ| — a deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged

sabotaging |ˈsæbəˌtɑːʒɪŋ| — Present participle of sabotage.

saboteur |ˌsæbəˈtɜːr| — someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks

sabre |ˈseɪbər| — a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle

sabre-rattling |ˈseɪbə rætəlɪŋ| — (idiomatic) A flamboyant display of military power as an implied threat that it might be used.

sabre-toothed |ˈseɪbə tuːθt| — having teeth that resemble sabers

sabretache |ˈsæbətæʃ| — a leather pocket or pouch worn hanging from a cavalry officer's belt

sabulous |ˈsæbjʌləs| — Sandy or gritty.

sac |sæk| — an enclosed space

saccate |ˈsækeɪt| — Shaped like a pouch or sac.

saccharify |sækʌˈrɪmɪtər| — sweeten with sugar

saccharin |ˈsækərɪn| — a crystalline substance 500 times sweeter than sugar; used as a calorie-free sweetener

saccharine |ˈsækəriːn| — overly sweet

saccharose |ˈsækʌˌrəʊs| — a complex carbohydrate found in many plants and used as a sweetening agent

sacciform |sæksɪˌfɔːrm| — Resembling a pouch.

sacerdotal |ˌsæsərˈdəʊtl| — of or relating to a belief in sacerdotalism

sacerdotalism |ˌsæsəˈdəʊtəlɪzəm| — a belief that priests can act as mediators between human beings and God

sachem |ˈseɪtʃəm| — a political leader (especially of Tammany Hall)

sack |sæk| — a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases

sack-race |ˈsæk reɪs| — (games, racing) A race in which competitors stand in a sack or similar item and try to be the first to jump to the finish line.

sackbut |ˈsækbʌt| — a medieval musical instrument resembling a trombone

sackcloth |ˈsækklɔːθ| — a garment made of coarse sacking; formerly worn as an indication of remorse

sacker  — someone that plunders a village

sackful |ˈsækfʊl| — the quantity contained in a sack

sacking |ˈsækɪŋ| — coarse fabric used for bags or sacks

sacque  — a woman's full loose hiplength jacket

sacra |ˈsækrə| — plural form of sacrum

sacral |ˈseɪkrəl| — of or relating to sacred rites

sacrament |ˈsækrəmənt| — a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as in

sacramental |ˌsækrəˈmentl| — of or relating to or involving a sacrament

sacrarium |səˈkreərɪəm| — (in Ancient Rome) A place where sacred objects were kept, either in a temple (the adytum) or in a house (holding the penates)

sacred |ˈseɪkrɪd| — worthy of respect or dedication

sacredness |ˈseɪkrədnəs| — the quality of being sacred

sacrifice |ˈsækrɪfaɪs| — the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.

sacrificed |ˈsækrəˌfaɪst| — simple past tense and past participle of sacrifice

sacrificer  — a religious person who offers up a sacrifice

sacrificial |ˌsækrɪˈfɪʃl| — used in or connected with a sacrifice

sacrificing |ˈsækrəˌfaɪsɪŋ| — Present participle of sacrifice.

sacrilege |ˈsækrəlɪdʒ| — blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character

sacrilegious |ˌsækrəˈlɪdʒəs| — grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred

sacrist |ˈsækrɪst| — A sacristan.

sacristan |ˈsækrɪstən| — an officer of the church who is in charge of sacred objects

sacristy |ˈsækrɪstɪ| — a room in a church where sacred vessels and vestments are kept or meetings are held

sacrosanct |ˈsækrəʊsæŋkt| — must be kept sacred

sacrum |ˈseɪkrəm| — wedge-shaped bone consisting of five fused vertebrae forming the posterior part of the pelvis; its base connects with the lowest lumbar vertebra and its tip with the coccyx

sad |sæd| — of things that make you feel sad

sad-iron |ˈsædˌaɪərn| — (intransitive) To use a sadiron.

sadden |ˈsædn| — make unhappy

saddened |ˈsædənd| — simple past tense and past participle of sadden

saddle |ˈsædl| — a seat for the rider of a horse or other animal

saddle-bag |ˈsædəlˌbæɡ| — Alternative spelling of saddlebag.

saddle-blanket |ˈsædlˌblæŋkɪt| — A blanket that is placed under a saddle; a numnah

saddle-bow |ˈsædlˌbəʊ| — Alternative spelling of saddlebow.

saddle-cloth |ˈsædlˌklɔːθ| — Alternative spelling of saddlecloth.

saddle-horse |ˈsædlhɔːs| — A horse that has been specially trained for riding, specifically the American Saddlebred.

saddle-tree |ˈsædlˌtriː| — Alternative spelling of saddle tree.

saddleback |ˈsadlˌbak| — a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle)

saddlebag |ˈsædlbæɡ| — a large bag (or pair of bags) hung over a saddle

saddlebow |ˈsædlˌbəʊ| — handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle

saddlecloth |ˈsædlˌklɔːθ| — stable gear consisting of a blanket placed under the saddle

saddler |ˈsædlər| — a maker and repairer and seller of equipment for horses

saddlery |ˈsædlərɪ| — gear for a horse

saddletree |ˈsædlˌtriː| — tulip tree

sadhu |ˈsɑːduː| — (Hinduism) an ascetic holy man

sadiron |ˈsædˌaɪərn| — A flatiron which has a removable handle and is pointed at both ends.

sadism |ˈseɪdɪzəm| — sexual pleasure obtained by inflicting harm (physical or psychological) on others

sadist |ˈseɪdɪst| — someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain on others

sadistic |səˈdɪstɪk| — deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from inflicting pain on another

sadly |ˈsædlɪ| — in an unfortunate way

sadness |ˈsædnəs| — emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being

safari |səˈfɑːrɪ| — an overland journey by hunters (especially in Africa)

safe |seɪf| — strongbox where valuables can be safely kept

safe-conduct |seɪf ˈkɒndʌkt| — a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war

safebreaker |ˈseɪfˌbreɪkər| — a thief who breaks open safes to steal valuable contents

safecracker |ˈseɪfkrækər| — a thief who breaks open safes to steal valuable contents

safeguard |ˈseɪfɡɑːrd| — a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.

safeguarding |ˈseɪfˌɡɑːrdɪŋ| — protection

safekeeping |ˈseɪfˈkiːpɪŋ| — the responsibility of a guardian or keeper

safely |ˈseɪflɪ| — with safety; in a safe manner

safeness |ˈseɪfnəs| — the quality of being safe

safety |ˈseɪftɪ| — the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions

safety-belt |ˈseɪftɪ belt| — A belt or strap that attaches a person to an immovable object for safety.

safety-pin |ˈseɪftɪ pɪn| — a pin, in the form of a clasp, that has a guard to cover the sharp point; used to join two pieces of fabric etc together temporarily

safety-valve |ˈseɪftɪ vælv| — A relief valve set to open at a pressure below that at which a container (such as a boiler) would burst

saffian |ˈsæfjən| — A leather made from goatskins or sheepskins which is tanned with sumac and then brightly dyed.

saffron |ˈsæfrən| — Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food

sag |sæɡ| — a shape that sags

saga |ˈsɑːɡə| — a narrative telling the adventures of a hero or a family; originally (12th to 14th centuries) a story of the families that settled Iceland and their descendants but now any prose narrative that resembles such an account

sagacious |səˈɡeɪʃəs| — acutely insightful and wise

sagacity |səˈɡæsətɪ| — the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations

sagamore |sæɡʌˌmɔːr| — a chief of a North American tribe or confederation (especially an Algonquian chief)

sage |seɪdʒ| — a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom

sage-brush |ˈseɪdʒˌbrəʃ| — Alternative spelling of sagebrush.

sage-green |seɪdʒ ˈɡriːn| — of the grey-green color of sage leaves

sagebrush |ˈseɪdʒbrʌʃ| — any of several North American composite subshrubs of the genera Artemis or Seriphidium

saggar |ˈsæɡʌr| — A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.

sagger |ˈsæɡʌr| — A box or casing of clay used to protect delicate ceramics during firing; a saggar

sagging |ˈsæɡɪŋ| — hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness)

saggy  — Baggy or loose-fitting.

sagittal |ˈsajədl| — located in a plane that is parallel to the central plane of the sagittal suture

Sagittarius |ˌsædʒɪˈterɪəs| — (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius

sago |ˈseɪɡəʊ| — powdery starch from certain sago palms; used in Asia as a food thickener and textile stiffener

sahara |səˈherə| — the world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa

sahib |sɑːb| — formerly a term of respect for important white Europeans in colonial India; used after the name

said |sed| — being the one previously mentioned or spoken of

sail |seɪl| — a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel

sailboat |ˈseɪlbəʊt| — a small sailing vessel; usually with a single mast

sailcloth |ˈseɪlklɔːθ| — a strong fabric (such as cotton canvas) used for making sails and tents

sailer |ˈseɪlər| — That which sails; a boat.

sailing |ˈseɪlɪŋ| — the work of a sailor

sailing-ship |ˈseɪlɪŋ ʃɪp| — A ship with masts and sails, powered by the wind.

sailing-vessel |ˈseɪlɪŋ vesəl| — A sailboat or sailing ship.

sailor |ˈseɪlər| — any member of a ship's crew

sailorly |ˈseɪlərliː| — Befitting a sailor.

sailplane |ˈseɪlˌpleɪn| — aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces

sainfoin |ˈseɪnfɔɪn| — Eurasian perennial herb having pale pink flowers and curved pods; naturalized in Britain and North America grasslands on calcareous soils; important forage crop and source of honey in Britain

saint |seɪnt| — a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization

sainted |ˈseɪntəd| — marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint

sainthood |ˈseɪntˌhʊd| — saints collectively

saintlike |ˈseɪntlaɪk| — marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint

saintliness |ˈseɪntlɪnəs| — the quality of resembling a saint

saintly |ˈseɪntlɪ| — marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint

saith |seθ| — (archaic) third-person singular simple present indicative form of say

sake |seɪk| — a reason for wanting something done

sal |sal| — (chemistry, obsolete) salt

sal-ammoniac |ˌsæləˈməʊnɪæk| — (mineralogy) a rare mineral composed of ammonium chloride found around volcanic fumaroles and guano deposits.

salaam |səˈlɑːm| — a deep bow; a Muslim form of salutation

salable |ˈseɪləbəl| — capable of being sold; fit for sale

salacious |səˈleɪʃəs| — characterized by lust

salaciously |səˈleɪʃəslɪ| — in a lascivious manner

salacity |səˈlæsɪtɪ| — the trait of behaving in an obscene manner

salad |ˈsæləd| — food mixtures either arranged on a plate or tossed and served with a moist dressing; usually consisting of or including greens

salad-days |ˈsæləd deɪz| — A period of inexperienced youthful innocence accompanied by enthusiasm and idealism.

salad-dressing |ˈsæləd dresɪŋ| — A liquid or other substance (as mayonnaise), used to flavor or season a salad.

salad-oil |ˈsæləd ɔɪl| — Any oil used in or as a salad dressing.

salamander |ˈsæləmændər| — any of various typically terrestrial amphibians that resemble lizards and that return to water only to breed

salami |səˈlɑːmɪ| — highly seasoned fatty sausage of pork and beef usually dried

salaried |ˈsælərɪd| — receiving or eligible for compensation

salary |ˈsælərɪ| — something that remunerates

sale |seɪl| — a particular instance of selling

sale-price |ˈseɪlpraɪs| — the price at which something is offered for sale

saleable |ˈseɪləbl| — capable of being sold; fit for sale

saleroom |ˈseɪlruːm| — an area where merchandise (such as cars) can be displayed

sales |ˈseɪlz| — income (at invoice values) received for goods and services over some given period of time

salesclerk |ˈseɪlzˌklɜrk| — a salesperson in a store

salesgirl |ˈseɪlzɡɜːrl| — a woman salesperson

saleslady |ˈseɪlzˌleɪdiː| — a woman salesperson

salesman |ˈseɪlzmən| — a man salesperson

salesmanship |ˈseɪlzmənˌʃɪp| — skill in selling; skill in persuading people to buy

salespeople |ˈseɪlzˌpɪpəl| — irregular plural form of salesperson

salesperson |ˈseɪlzpɜːrsn| — a person employed to represent a business and to sell its merchandise (as to customers in a store or to customers who are visited)

salesroom |ˈseɪlzruːm| — an area where merchandise (such as cars) can be displayed

saleswoman |ˈseɪlzwʊmən| — a woman salesperson

salicylic |ˌsælɪˌsɪlɪk ˈæsɪd| — Derived from salicin.

salience |ˈseɪlɪəns| — the state of being salient

salient |ˈseɪlɪənt| — (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy

salina |səˈliːnə| — a town in central Kansas

saline |ˈseɪliːn| — an isotonic solution of sodium chloride and distilled water

salinity |səˈlɪnətɪ| — the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth

saliva |səˈlaɪvə| — a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches

salivary |ˈsæləverɪ| — of or relating to saliva

salivate |ˈsælɪveɪt| — produce saliva

salivation |ˈsælɪveɪʃən| — the secretion of saliva

sallow |ˈsæləʊ| — any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkins; some are important sources for tanbark and charcoal

sallowness  — a sickly yellowish skin color

sally |ˈsælɪ| — witty remark

sally-port |ˈsælɪpɔːt| — A small door in a fort or a castle to enable a sally; a postern.

salmagundi |sælmʌˈɡʌndiː| — a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

salmi |ˈsɑːlmɪ| — ragout of game in a rich sauce

salmon |ˈsæmən| — any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn

salmonella |ˌsælməˈnelə| — rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; cause typhoid fever and food poisoning; can be used as a bioweapon

salon |səˈlɑːn| — gallery where works of art can be displayed

saloon |səˈluːn| — a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter

saloonkeeper |səˈluːnˌkiːpə| — (US) someone who owns or operates a saloon (drinking establishment)

Salopian |səˈləʊpiːən| — A person from Shropshire.

salsa |ˈsɑːlsə| — spicy sauce of tomatoes and onions and chili peppers to accompany Mexican foods

salsify |ˈsælsəfɪ| — edible root of the salsify plant

salsuginous  — (botany) Growing in brackish places or in salt marshes.

salt |sɔːlt| — a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)

salt away |ˈsɒlt əˈweɪ| — keep or lay aside for future use

salt-cellar |ˈsɔːrlt selər| — A small open container holding salt for use in the kitchen or on a dining table

salt-lick |ˈsɔːlt lɪk| — A block of salt, often enriched with other minerals, licked by herd animals to supplement their diet.

salt-marsh |mɑːrʃ| — A marsh of saline water, found in the intertidal zone between land and sea, characterized by halophytic plants such as grasses and sedges adapted to periodic flooding with salt water.

salt-mine |ˈsɔːltmaɪn| — Any mine used for the extraction of salt.

salt-pan |ˈsɔːltpæn| — A flat expanse of ground naturally covered with salt and other minerals; this is the accumulation of salts and minerals as water, unable to drain into the ground, evaporates.

salt-water |ˈsɔːltˌwɔːtə| — any water containing dissolved salt; brine

saltant  — Leaping; jumping; dancing.

saltation |sælˈteɪʃən| — (geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface

saltatory |sæltʌˌtɔːriː| — Of or pertaining to leaps or leaping

saltcat  — A mixture of salt, coarse meal, lime, etc., attractive to pigeons.

saltcellar  — a small container for holding salt at the dining table

salted |ˈsɔːltɪd| — (used especially of meats) preserved in salt

saltern |ˈsɔːltərn| — (archaeology) An area used for saltmaking, especially in the East Anglian fenlands.

saltiness |ˈsɔːltɪnəs| — language or humor that is down-to-earth

salting |ˈsɒltɪŋ| — the act of adding salt to food

saltlick  — Alternative spelling of salt lick.

saltpeter  — (KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive

saltpetre |ˌsɔːltˈpiːtər| — (KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive

salts |ˈsɒlts| — plural form of salt

saltwater |ˌsɒlˈtwɑːtər| — water containing salts

saltworks |ˈsɔːrltwɜːks| — a plant where salt is produced commercially

saltwort |ˈsɔːltwɜːrt| — bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash

salty |ˈsɔːltɪ| — engagingly stimulating or provocative

salubrious |səˈluːbrɪəs| — promoting health; healthful

salubrity |səˈluːbrɪtɪ| — the quality of being salubrious and invigorating

salutary |ˈsæljəterɪ| — tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health

salutation |ˌsæljʊˈteɪʃn| — an act of honor or courteous recognition

salutatory |səˈljuːtətəriː| — an opening or welcoming statement (especially one delivered at graduation exercises)

salute |səˈluːt| — an act of honor or courteous recognition

Salvadoran |ˈsælvəˌdɔːrən| — a native or inhabitant of El Salvador

salvage |ˈsælvɪdʒ| — property or goods saved from damage or destruction

salvaging |ˈsælvɪdʒɪŋ| — Present participle of salvage.

salvation |sælˈveɪʃn| — (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil

Salvationist |sælˈveɪʃənɪst| — Relating to the doctrine of salvation.

salvatory  — A place where things are preserved; a repository.

salve |sæv| — semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

salver |ˈsælvər| — a tray (or large plate) for serving food or drinks; usually made of silver

salvia |ˈsælvɪə| — any of various plants of the genus Salvia; a cosmopolitan herb

salvific |salˈvɪfɪk| — pertaining to the power of salvation or redemption

salvo |ˈsælvəʊ| — an outburst resembling the discharge of firearms or the release of bombs

salvor |ˈsalvər| — someone who salvages

samara |ˈsamərə| — a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple

samarium |səˈmerɪəm| — a grey lustrous metallic element of the rare earth group; is used in special alloys; occurs in monazite and bastnasite

samba |ˈsæmbə| — large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood

sambo |ˈsæmbəʊ| — a Russian martial art and combat sport.

same |seɪm| — a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer

same-sex |ˌseɪmˈseks| — Restricted to members of a single sex.

sameness |ˈseɪmnəs| — the quality of being alike

samiel  — a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa

samite |ˈsæmaɪt| — a heavy silk fabric (often woven with silver or gold threads); used to make clothing in the Middle Ages

samlet |ˈsæmlɪt| — A young salmon.

Sammy |ˈsæmɪ| — A diminutive of the male given name Samuel

Samoan |səˈməʊən| — a native or inhabitant of the Samoan Islands

samp |sæmp| — (chiefly US) An article of food consisting of coarse ground maize, or a porridge made from it.

sampan |ˈsæmpæn| — an Asian skiff usually propelled by two oars

samphire |ˈsæmfaɪər| — fleshy maritime plant having fleshy stems with rudimentary scalelike leaves and small spikes of minute flowers; formerly used in making glass

sample |ˈsæmpl| — a small part of something intended as representative of the whole

sampler |ˈsæmplər| — an observation station that is set up to make sample observations of something

sampling |ˈsæmpəlɪŋ| — (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study

Samson |ˈsamsən| — (Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah

Samuel |ˈsæmjʊəl| — (Old Testament) Hebrew prophet and judge who anointed Saul as king

samurai |ˈsæmʊraɪ| — a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy

sanative |ˈsanədɪv| — tending to cure or restore to health

sanatoria |ˌsænəˈtɔːrɪə| — plural form of sanatorium Also spelled sanatoriums.

sanatorium |ˌsænəˈtɔːrɪəm| — a hospital for recuperation or for the treatment of chronic diseases

sanatory |ˈsænʌtɔːriː| — producing health; healing or curative

sanctification |ˌsæŋktəfəˈkeɪʃən| — a religious ceremony in which something is made holy

sanctified |ˈsæŋktɪfaɪd| — made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use

sanctifier  — One who sanctifies.

sanctify |ˈsæŋktɪfaɪ| — render holy by means of religious rites

sanctimonious |ˌsæŋktɪˈməʊnɪəs| — excessively or hypocritically pious

sanctimony |ˈsæŋktəˌməʊnɪ| — the quality of being hypocritically devout

sanction |ˈsæŋkʃn| — formal and explicit approval

sanctions |ˈsæŋkʃənz| — plural form of sanction

sanctity |ˈsæŋktətɪ| — the quality of being holy

sanctuary |ˈsæŋktʃʊerɪ| — a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept

sanctum |ˈsæŋktəm| — a place of inviolable privacy

sand |sænd| — a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral

sand-bar |ˈsænd bɑːrr| — Alternative spelling of sandbar.

sand-bath |ˈsændbɑːθ| — A piece of laboratory equipment consisting of a container fitted with heated sand, that is used to provide an even source of heat

sand-blind |ˈsændblaɪnd| — having greatly reduced vision

sand-box |ˈsændˌbɑːks| — Alternative spelling of sandbox.

sand-crack |ˈsændkræk| — A vertical fissure in the wall of a horse's hoof; a quarter crack.

sand-dollar  — Any echinoderm of the order Clypeasteroida, having a flat, disk-shaped body with the mouth in a mid-ventral position, and living in sand, on or near the surface.

sand-dune |ˈsændˈdjuːn| — (geology) A large, semi-permanent mound of windblown sand, held together by specialized plants, common along seashores and in deserts.

sand-eel |ˈsændˈiːl| — Any of various species of slim fish, resembling eels, especially of the genus Ammodytes.

sand-martin |ˈsændˌmɑːtɪn| — a migratory passerine bird in the swallow family.

sand-storm |ˈsændˌstɔːrm| — Alternative spelling of sandstorm.

sandal |ˈsændl| — a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot

sandalwood |ˈsændlwʊd| — close-grained fragrant yellowish heartwood of the true sandalwood; has insect repelling properties and is used for carving and cabinetwork

sandbag |ˈsændbæɡ| — a bag filled with sand; used as a weapon or to build walls or as ballast

sandbank |ˈsændbæŋk| — a submerged bank of sand near a shore or in a river; can be exposed at low tide

sandbar |ˈsændbɑːr| — a bar of sand

sandblast |ˈsændblæst| — a blast of wind laden with sand

sandbox |ˈsændbɑːks| — mold consisting of a box with sand shaped to mold metal

sandboy |ˈsændbɔɪ| — a young peddler of sand; used now only to express great happiness in `happy as a sandboy'

sanded |ˈsændəd| — simple past tense and past participle of sand

sander |ˈsændər| — a power tool used for sanding wood; an endless loop of sandpaper is moved at high speed by an electric motor

sandglass |ˈsan(d)ɡlas| — timepiece in which the passage of time is indicated by the flow of sand from one transparent container to another through a narrow passage

sandlot |ˈsændlɑːt| — a vacant lot used by city boys to play games

sandman |ˈsan(d)ˌman| — an elf in fairy stories who sprinkles sand in children's eyes to make them sleepy

sandpaper |ˈsændpeɪpər| — stiff paper coated with powdered emery or sand

sandpiper |ˈsændpaɪpər| — any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers

sandpit |ˈsændpɪt| — a large pit in sandy ground from which sand is dug

sands |ˈsændz| — the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean

sandshoe |ˈsændʃuː| — (Scotland, Australia, New Zealand) A sports or walking shoe with canvas upper and rubber sole; a sneaker.

sandshoes |ˈsændʃuːz| — plural form of sandshoe

sandstone |ˈsændstəʊn| — a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)

sandstorm |ˈsændstɔːrm| — a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand

sandwich |ˈsænwɪtʃ| — two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them

sandwich-board |ˈsænwɪdʒ bɔːrd| — A person-sized, wearable billboard or advertisement consisting of two printed boards strung together so that they hang over the shoulders, thereby sandwiching the wearer.

sandy |ˈsændɪ| — of hair color; pale yellowish to yellowish brown

sane |seɪn| — marked by sound judgment

sanely |ˈseɪnlɪ| — with good sense or in a reasonable or intelligent manner

sang |sæŋ| — North American woodland herb similar to and used as substitute for the Chinese ginseng

sangar |ˈsaŋɡə| — (military, UK) A stone breastwork; a fortified niche or look-out post.

sanguinary |ˈsæŋɡwɪnerɪ| — accompanied by bloodshed

sanguine |ˈsæŋɡwɪn| — a blood-red color

sanguineous |sæŋˈɡwɪniːəs| — accompanied by bloodshed

sanguinolent  — Containing or tinged with blood.

sanguivorous |sæŋˈɡwɪvərəs| — That feeds on blood; blood-sucking, hematophagous

sanhedrim |ˈsænɪdrɪm| — Alternative spelling of Sanhedrin.

sanhedrin |ˈsanɪdrɪn| — the supreme judicial and ecclesiastical council of ancient Jerusalem

sanies |ˈseɪniːˌiːz| — a fluid product of inflammation

sanitaria |ˌsænɪˈteərɪə| — plural form of sanitarium

sanitarian |ˌsænɪˈteriːən| — Of or pertaining to health, or the laws of health; sanitary.

sanitarium |ˌsænəˈterɪəm| — a hospital for recuperation or for the treatment of chronic diseases

sanitary |ˈsænəterɪ| — free from filth and pathogens

sanitate |ˈsænɪˌteɪt| — provide with sanitary facilities or appliances

sanitation |ˌsænɪˈteɪʃn| — the state of being clean and conducive to health

sanitize |ˈsænɪtaɪz| — make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing

sanity |ˈsænətɪ| — normal or sound powers of mind

sank |sæŋk| — Simple past tense of sink.

sans |sænz| — Without, lacking.

Sanskrit |ˈsænskrɪt| — (Hinduism) an ancient language of India (the language of the Vedas and of Hinduism); an official language of India although it is now used only for religious purposes

sap |sæp| — a watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant

sap-green |ˈsæpˈɡriːn| — a dull light green pigment prepared from the juice of the ripe berries of the Rhamnus catharticus, or buckthorn. It is used especially by water-color artists.

sap-rot |ˈsæprɒt| — dry rot

sap-wood |ˈsæpwʊd| — Alternative form of sapwood.

saphead |ˈsæphed| — a person who lacks good judgment

sapid |ˈsapəd| — full of flavor

sapidity |səˈpɪdɪtiː| — the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth

sapience |ˈseɪpɪəns| — ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight

sapient |ˈseɪpɪənt| — acutely insightful and wise

sapiential |ˌseɪpiːˈenʃəl| — characterized by wisdom, especially the wisdom of God

sapless |ˈsæpləs| — lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

sapling |ˈsæplɪŋ| — young tree

saponaceous |sæpʌˈneɪʃəs| — resembling or having the qualities of soap

saponify |səˈpɑːnəˌfaɪ| — become converted into soap by being hydrolized into an acid and alcohol as a result of being treated with an alkali

sapor |ˈseɪpər| — (now rare) A type of taste (sweetness, sourness etc.); loosely, taste, flavor.

sapper |ˈsæpər| — a military engineer who does sapping (digging trenches or undermining fortifications)

sapphire |ˈsæfaɪər| — a precious transparent stone of rich blue corundum valued as a gemstone

sapphirine  — a rare light blue or green mineral; consists of aluminum and magnesium silicate and occurs as small grains in some metamorphic rocks

sappiness  — The property of being sappy.

sappy |ˈsæpɪ| — abounding in sap

saprogenic |ˌsæprəʊˈdʒenɪk| — causing or resulting from putrefaction

saprophyte |ˈsæprʌfaɪt| — an organism that feeds on dead organic matter especially a fungus or bacterium

sapwood |ˈsæpwʊd| — newly formed outer wood lying between the cambium and the heartwood of a tree or woody plant; usually light colored; active in water conduction

saraband |ˈsærəbænd| — music composed for dancing the saraband

Saracen |ˈserəsən| — (historically) a member of the nomadic people of the Syrian and Arabian deserts at the time of the Roman Empire

Saracenic |ˌsærʌˈsenɪk| — Of or relating to the Saracens.

Saratoga |særəˈtəʊɡə| — a species of large fish found in Australian rivers

sarcasm |ˈsɑːrkæzəm| — witty language used to convey insults or scorn

sarcastic |sɑːrˈkæstɪk| — expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds

sarcastically |sarˈkæstɪkəlɪ| — in a sarcastic manner

sarcenet |ˈsɑːsnɪt| — a fine soft silk fabric often used for linings

sarcoidosis |ˌsɑːkɔɪˈdəʊsɪs| — a chronic disease of unknown cause marked by the formation of nodules in the lungs and liver and lymph glands and salivary glands

sarcoma |sɑːrˈkəʊmə| — a usually malignant tumor arising from connective tissue (bone or muscle etc.); one of the four major types of cancer

sarcomata |sɑːˈkəʊmətə| — plural form of sarcoma

sarcophagi |sɑːrˈkɒfəɡaɪ| — plural form of sarcophagus

sarcophagus |sɑːrˈkɑːfəɡəs| — a stone coffin (usually bearing sculpture or inscriptions)

Sard |sɑːd| — a deep orange-red variety of chalcedony

sardine |ˌsɑːrˈdiːn| — small fatty fish usually canned

Sardinian |sɑːrˈdɪniːən| — a native or inhabitant of Sardinia

sardius |ˈsɑːdɪəs| — a deep orange-red variety of chalcedony

sardonic |sɑːrˈdɑːnɪk| — disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking

sardonyx |sɑːrˈdɑːnɪks| — an onyx characterized by parallel layers of sard and a different colored mineral

sargasso |sarˈɡæsəʊ| — brown algae with rounded bladders forming dense floating masses in tropical Atlantic waters as in the Sargasso Sea

sarge |sɑːrdʒ| — (colloquial) sergeant

sari |ˈsɑːrɪ| — a dress worn primarily by Hindu women; consists of several yards of light material that is draped around the body

sarong |səˈrɔːŋ| — a loose skirt consisting of brightly colored fabric wrapped around the body; worn by both women and men in the South Pacific

sarsenet |ˈsɑːrsnɪt| — a fine soft silk fabric often used for linings

sartor |ˈsɑːrtər| — a person whose occupation is making and altering garments

sartorial |sɑːrˈtɔːrɪəl| — of or relating to the sartorius muscle

sash |sæʃ| — a framework that holds the panes of a window in the window frame

sash-window |ˈsæʃˈwɪndəʊ| — A window consisting of two sliding panels (sashes).

sashay |sæˈʃeɪ| — a square dance figure; partners circle each other taking sideways steps

sasin |ˈsasɪn| — Indian antelope; blackbuck

saskatoon |ˌsæskəˈtuːn| — a city in central Saskatchewan; the largest city in the province

sass |sæs| — an impudent or insolent rejoinder

sassafras |ˈsæsəfræs| — yellowwood tree with brittle wood and aromatic leaves and bark; source of sassafras oil; widely distributed in eastern North America

Sassenach |ˈsæsənæk| — the Scots' term for an English person

sassy |ˈsæsɪ| — improperly forward or bold

sat |sæt| — the seventh and last day of the week; observed as the Sabbath by Jews and some Christians

Satan |ˈseɪtn| — (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell

Satanic |səˈtænɪk| — extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell

satanical  — Satanic.

satchel |ˈsætʃəl| — luggage consisting of a small case with a flat bottom and (usually) a shoulder strap

sate |seɪt| — fill to satisfaction

sated |ˈseɪtəd| — In a state of complete and thorough satisfaction.

sateen |səˈtiːn| — a cotton fabric with a satiny finish

sateless |ˈseɪtlɪs| — (obsolete) insatiable

satellite |ˈsætəlaɪt| — man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon

sati |ˈsʌtiː| — (Hinduism) One of the daughters of Prasuti and Daksha; killed herself by self-immolation on a fire

satiable |ˈseɪʃəbəl| — capable of being sated

satiate |ˈseɪʃɪeɪt| — fill to satisfaction

satiated |ˈseɪʃɪeɪtɪd| — supplied (especially fed) to satisfaction

satiation |ˈseɪʃɪeɪʃən| — the state of being satisfactorily full and unable to take on more

satiety |səˈtaɪətɪ| — the state of being satisfactorily full and unable to take on more

satin |ˈsætn| — a smooth fabric of silk or rayon; has a glossy face and a dull back

satinet |ˌsætˈnet| — a fabric with a finish resembling satin but made partly or wholly from cotton or synthetic fiber

satinette |ˌsatɪˈnet| — a fabric with a finish resembling satin but made partly or wholly from cotton or synthetic fiber

satinwood |ˈsætɪnwʊd| — West Indian tree with smooth lustrous and slightly oily wood

satiny |ˈsætɪnɪ| — having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light

satire |ˈsætaɪər| — witty language used to convey insults or scorn

satiric |səˈtɪrɪk| — exposing human folly to ridicule

satirical |səˈtɪrɪkl| — exposing human folly to ridicule

satirist |ˈsætərɪst| — a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm

satirize |ˈsætəraɪz| — ridicule with satire

satisfaction |ˌsætɪsˈfækʃn| — the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation

satisfactorily |ˌsætəsˈfæktrəlɪ| — in a satisfactory manner

satisfactory |ˌsætɪsˈfæktərɪ| — meeting requirements

satisfied |ˈsætɪsfaɪd| — filled with satisfaction

satisfy |ˈsætɪsfaɪ| — meet the requirements or expectations of

satisfying |ˈsætɪsfaɪɪŋ| — providing abundant nourishment

satisfyingly |ˈsætɪsfaɪɪŋlɪ| — in a gratifying manner

satrap |ˈsætræp| — a governor of a province in ancient Persia

satrapic  — satrapal

satrapical  — satrapal

satrapy |ˈsætrʌpiː| — The territory governed by a satrap.

saturate |ˈsætʃəreɪt| — cause (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance

saturated |ˈsætʃəreɪtɪd| — being the most concentrated solution possible at a given temperature; unable to dissolve still more of a substance

saturation |ˌsætʃəˈreɪʃn| — the process of totally saturating something with a substance

saturator  — One that saturates

Saturday |ˈsætərdeɪ| — the seventh and last day of the week; observed as the Sabbath by Jews and some Christians

Saturn |ˈsætɜːrn| — a giant planet that is surrounded by three planar concentric rings of ice particles; the 6th planet from the sun

saturnalia |ˌsætərˈneɪlɪə| — an orgiastic festival in ancient Rome in honor of Saturn

saturnalian  — Alternative form of Saturnalian.

saturnine |ˈsætərnaɪn| — bitter or scornful

saturnism |ˈsadərˌnɪzəm| — toxic condition produced by the absorption of excessive lead into the system

satyr |ˈsætər| — man with strong sexual desires

sauce |sɔːs| — flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food

sauce-boat |ˈsɔːs bəʊt| — Synonym of gravy boat.

sauceboat  — a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce

saucebox |ˈsɑːsbɑːks| — A saucy, impudent or impertinent person.

saucepan |ˈsɔːspæn| — a deep pan with a handle; used for stewing or boiling

saucer |ˈsɔːsər| — something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate

saucily |ˈsɔːsɪlɪ| — in an impudent or impertinent manner

saucy |ˈsɔːsɪ| — characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality

Saudi |ˈsaʊdɪ| — a native or inhabitant of Saudi Arabia

sauerkraut |ˈsaʊərkraʊt| — shredded cabbage fermented in brine

sauna |ˈsɔːnə| — a Finnish steam bath; steam is produced by pouring water over heated rocks

saunter |ˈsɔːntər| — a careless leisurely gait

sauntering |ˈsɔːrntərɪŋ| — Present participle of saunter.

saurian |ˈsɔːrɪən| — any of various reptiles of the suborder Sauria which includes lizards; in former classifications included also the crocodiles and dinosaurs

sauropod |ˈsɔːrəpɑːd| — very large herbivorous dinosaur of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a small head a long neck and tail and five-toed limbs; largest known land animal

saury |ˈsɔːriː| — slender long-beaked fish of temperate Atlantic waters

sausage |ˈsɔːsɪdʒ| — highly seasoned minced meat stuffed in casings

sausage-meat |ˈsɒsɪdʒ miːt| — Ground, spiced, meat that can be stuffed in a sausage or used as a sausage patty.

savage |ˈsævɪdʒ| — a member of an uncivilized people

savageness |ˈsævɪdʒnəs| — the property of being untamed and ferocious

savagery |ˈsævɪdʒrɪ| — the property of being untamed and ferocious

savanna |səˈvænə| — a flat grassland in tropical or subtropical regions

savannah |səˈvænə| — a port in eastern Georgia near the mouth of the Savannah river

savant |sæˈvɑːnt| — someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field

save |seɪv| — (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring

save up |ˈseɪv ʌp| — accumulate money for future use

save-all  — a receptacle for catching waste products for further use

saveloy |ˈsævəlɔɪ| — a ready-cooked and highly seasoned pork sausage

saver |ˈseɪvər| — someone who saves something from danger or violence

savin |ˈsavɪn| — procumbent or spreading juniper

saving |ˈseɪvɪŋ| — an act of economizing; reduction in cost

savings |ˈseɪvɪŋz| — a fund of money put by as a reserve

savings-bank |ˈseɪvɪŋz bæŋk| — A type of financial institution that focuses on retail banking: savings of private depositors, payments, credits and insurances for individuals or small and medium-sized enterprises.

savior |ˈseɪvjər| — a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)

saviour |ˈseɪvjər| — a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)

savor |ˈseɪvər| — the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth

savory |ˈseɪvərɪ| — any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees

savour |ˈseɪvər| — the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth

savourless |ˈseɪvəlɪs| — lacking taste or flavor or tang

savoury |ˈseɪvərɪ| — either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family

savoy |səˈvɔɪ| — a geographical region of historical importance; a former duchy in what is now southwestern France, western Switzerland, and northwestern Italy

Savoyard |səˈvɔɪərd| — a person who performs in the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan

savvy |ˈsævɪ| — the cognitive condition of someone who understands

saw |sɔː| — a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

saw-buck |ˈsɔːbʌk| — Alternative form of sawbuck

saw-set |ˈsɔːset| — A device used to sharpen the teeth of a hand saw and adjust their set (the amount each tooth protrudes to the side of the saw to create the kerf).

saw-tooth |tuːθ| — Shaped like a saw tooth.

sawblade  — The blade of a saw.

sawbones |ˈsɔːbəʊnz| — a physician who specializes in surgery

sawbuck |ˈsɔːbʌk| — a framework for holding wood that is being sawed

sawder |ˈsɑːdər| — Archaic form of solder.

sawdust |ˈsɔːdʌst| — fine particles of wood made by sawing wood

sawfish |ˈsɔːfɪʃ| — primitive ray with sharp teeth on each edge of a long flattened snout

sawfly |ˈsɔːflaɪ| — insect whose female has a saw-like ovipositor for inserting eggs into the leaf or stem tissue of a host plant

sawhorse |ˈsɔːhɔːrs| — a framework for holding wood that is being sawed

sawmill |ˈsɔːmɪl| — a large sawing machine

sawn |sɔːn| — Past participle of saw

sawn-off  — well below average height

Sawney |ˈsɔːnɪ| — a fool, an idiot

sawtooth |ˈsɔːtuːθ| — a serration on a saw blade

sawyer |ˈsɔɪər| — one who is employed to saw wood

sax |sæks| — a Belgian maker of musical instruments who invented the saxophone (1814-1894)

saxhorn |ˈsækshɔːrn| — any of a family of brass wind instruments that resemble a bugle with valves

saxifrage |ˈsæksɪfreɪdʒ| — any of various plants of the genus Saxifraga

Saxon |ˈsæksn| — a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Angles and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons; dominant in England until the Norman Conquest

saxony |ˈsæksənɪ| — an area in Germany around the upper Elbe river; the original home of the Saxons

saxophone |ˈsæksəfəʊn| — a single-reed woodwind with a conical bore

say |seɪ| — the chance to speak

say-so |ˈseɪ səʊ| — one chap's arbitrary assertion

saying |ˈseɪɪŋ| — a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

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