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sea |siː| — a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
sea-anchor |ˈsiːˌæŋkə| — (nautical) A parachute-like device designed to slow down the speed of a drifting ship or boat.
sea-breeze |siː ˈbriːz| — A breeze that blows off the sea on to the near by land.
sea-calf |ˈsiːˈkɑːf| — Alternative spelling of sea calf, Phoca vitulina.
sea-cock |ˈsiːˌkɑːk| — (nautical) Alternative form of seacock.
sea-cow |ˈsiː kaʊ| — Any of several marine mammals of the order Sirenia, including the manatee and dugong.
sea-dog |ˈsiː dɔːɡ| — Alternative spelling of seadog.
sea-green |siː ˈɡriːn| — of the color of the sea; bluish green
sea-gull |ˈsiːˌɡəl| — Variant of seagull
sea-hare |ˈsiːheə| — Any member of the genus Aplysia of the family Aplysiidae, large marine gastropod molluscs with a soft internal shell made of protein.
sea-horse |ˈsiː hɔːrs| — Any of various small marine fish of the genus Hippocampus that have a horselike head and swim upright.
sea-jelly |ˈsiːˌdʒelɪ| — A medusa, or jellyfish.
sea-king |ˈsiːˈkɪŋ| — (historical) One of the Norse leaders who roved the seas in search of plunder and adventures; a Norse pirate chief.
sea-lane |ˈsiːleɪn| — (nautical) A regularly used route for ocean-going vessels.
sea-legs |ˈsiː leɡz| — (idiomatic) The ability, when walking aboard a ship, to anticipate the motion of the deck so as to walk steadily without losing balance.
sea-letter |ˈsiːˌletə| — The customary certificate of national character which neutral merchant vessels are bound to carry in time of war; a passport for a vessel and cargo.
sea-level |ˈsiː levəl| — lying below the normal level
sea-mark |ˈsiːˌmɑːrk| — Alternative spelling of seamark.
sea-pen |ˈsiːˈpən| — A colonial marine cnidarian of the order Pennatulacea.
sea-piece |ˈsiːpiːs| — (archaic) marine painting; a painting depicting the sea and often also sea-going vessels
sea-pike |ˈsiːpaɪk| — The garfish.
sea-rover |ˈsiː rəʊvər| — (UK, colloquial, archaic) A herring.
sea-snake |ˈsiː sneɪk| — Any of several snakes, of the family Hydrophiinae, that live in the waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
sea-urchin |ˈsiː ɜːtʃɪn| — Any of many marine echinoderms, of the class Echinoidea, commonly found in shallow water, having a complex chewing structure named Aristotle's lantern.
sea-wall |siː ˈwɔːl| — Alternative spelling of seawall.
seabed |ˈsiːˌbed| — the bottom of a sea or ocean
seabird |ˈsiːbɜːrd| — a bird that frequents coastal waters and the open ocean: gulls; pelicans; gannets; cormorants; albatrosses; petrels; etc.
seaboard |ˈsiːbɔːrd| — the shore of a sea or ocean regarded as a resort
seaborn |ˈsiːbərn| — (poetic) Born on or in the sea.
seaborne |ˈsiːbɔːrn| — conveyed by sea
seacoast |ˈsiːkəʊst| — the shore of a sea or ocean
seacock |ˈsiːˌkɑːk| — (nautical) A valve in the hull of a vessel used to let in water, either to clean the bilges, flood a ballast tank, or scuttle the vessel
seacraft |ˈsiːkrɑːft| — A ship or other vehicle capable of travelling on the ocean.
seafarer |ˈsiːˌferər| — a man who serves as a sailor
seafaring |ˈsiːferɪŋ| — the work of a sailor
seafloor — The bottom of a sea or ocean; often covered with sediment.
seafood |ˈsiːfuːd| — edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
seafront |ˈsiːfrʌnt| — the waterfront of a seaside town
seagirt |ˈsiːˌɡɜːrt| — surrounded or enclosed by the sea
seagoing |ˈsiːɡəʊɪŋ| — used on the high seas
seagrass |ˈsiːɡræs| — any of various seaweeds that grow underwater in shallow beds
seagull |ˈsiːɡʌl| — mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
seahorse |ˈsiːhɔːrs| — either of two large northern marine mammals having ivory tusks and tough hide over thick blubber
seal |siːl| — fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
seal-ring |ˈsiːl rɪŋ| — A finger ring with an engraved (often heraldic) seal, fit for sealing documents by pressing it in sealing wax or a similar substance
sealed |ˈsiːld| — undisclosed for the time being
sealer |ˈsiːlər| — a kind of sealing material that is used to form a hard coating on a porous surface (as a coat of paint or varnish used to size a surface)
sealine |ˈsiːlaɪn| — The coastline.
sealing |ˈsiːlɪŋ| — the act of treating something to make it repel water
sealing-wax |ˈsiːlɪŋ wæks| — Alternative spelling of sealing wax.
sealskin |ˈsiːlskɪn| — the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal
seam |siːm| — joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
seaman |ˈsiːmən| — a man who serves as a sailor
seamanship |ˈsiːmənʃɪp| — skill in sailing
seamark |ˈsiːˌmɑːrk| — Any elevated object on land which serves as a guide to mariners, such as a hill or steeple.
seamless |ˈsiːmləs| — smooth, especially of skin
seamlessly |ˈsiːmləslɪ| — in a seamless manner
seamstress |ˈsiːmstrəs| — someone who makes or mends dresses
seamy |ˈsiːmɪ| — showing a seam
seanad |ˈʃanəð| — the upper house of the parliament of the Irish Republic
seance |ˈseɪɑːns| — a meeting of spiritualists
seapiece |ˈsiːpiːs| — A picture representing a scene at sea; a marine picture.
seaplane |ˈsiːpleɪn| — an airplane that can land on or take off from water
seaport |ˈsiːpɔːrt| — a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
seaquake |ˈsiːkweɪk| — an earthquake at the sea bed
sear |sɪr| — make very hot and dry
search |sɜːrtʃ| — the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
search-party |ˈsɜːtʃ pɑːrtɪ| — A group of people who search for someone or something lost.
search-warrant |ˈsɜːtʃ wɒrənt| — (law) A court order in the form of a warrant, authorizing the search of a home and/or other privacy-protected place(s), notably to seek unlawful possessions, evidence etc. as part of a judicial inquiry
searcher |ˈsɜːtʃər| — someone making a search or inquiry
searching |ˈsɜːrtʃɪŋ| — diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation
searchlight |ˈsɜːrtʃlaɪt| — a light source with reflectors that projects a beam of light in a particular direction
seared |ˈsɪrd| — having the surface burned quickly with intense heat
seascape |ˈsiːskeɪp| — a view of the sea
seashore |ˈsiːʃɔːr| — the shore of a sea or ocean
seasickness |ˈsiːsɪknəs| — motion sickness experienced while traveling on water
seaside |ˈsiːsaɪd| — the shore of a sea or ocean regarded as a resort
season |ˈsiːzn| — a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field
season-ticket |ˈsiːzn tɪkɪt| — A ticket that is valid for all of the events in a series of related events for which individual tickets would otherwise be needed.
seasonable |ˈsiːznəbl| — done or happening at the appropriate or proper time
seasonal |ˈsiːzənl| — a worker who finds employment only in certain seasons
seasonally |ˈsɪzənəlɪ| — depending on the season
seasoned |ˈsiːznd| — rendered competent through trial and experience
seasoning |ˈsiːzənɪŋ| — something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
seat |siːt| — a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)
seated |ˈsiːtəd| — (of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks
seating |ˈsiːtɪŋ| — an area that includes places where several people can sit
seawall |ˈsiːˈwɔːl| — a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
seaward |ˈsiːwərdz| — the direction toward the sea
seawards |ˈsiːwədz| — in the direction of the sea
seaware — (archaic) Flotsam; articles cast up by the sea.
seawater |ˈsiːˌwɑːtər| — water containing salts
seaway |ˈsiːweɪ| — a lane at sea that is a regularly used route for vessels
seaweed |ˈsiːwiːd| — plant growing in the sea, especially marine algae
seaworthy |ˈsiːwɜːrðɪ| — fit for a sea voyage
sebaceous |sɪˈbeɪʃəs| — containing an unusual amount of grease or oil
sec |sek| — 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
secant |ˈsiːkænt| — a straight line that intersects a curve at two or more points
secateurs |ˌsekəˈtɜːrz| — small pruning shears with a spring that holds the handles open and a single blade that closes against a flat surface
secede |sɪˈsiːd| — withdraw from an organization or communion
seceder — One who secedes, such as from a country or organization
secernent |sɪˈsɜːrnənt| — That which promotes secretion.
secession |sɪˈseʃn| — an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s
secessionism — a doctrine that maintains the right of secession
secessionist |səˈseʃənəst| — an advocate of secessionism
seclude |sɪˈkluːd| — keep away from others
secluded |sɪˈkluːdɪd| — hidden from general view or use
seclusion |sɪˈkluːʒn| — the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others
second |ˈsekənd| — 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
second-best |ˈˌsekən(d) ˈˌbest| — in second place
second-class |ˈsekənd klæs| — of inferior status or quality
second-guess |ˈsekəndˈɡes| — attempt to anticipate or predict
second-hand |ˈsekən(d) hand| — Alternative form of secondhand.
second-order — (mathematics, logic) describing the second in a numerical sequence of models, languages, relationships, forms of logical discourse etc
second-rate |ˈsekənd reɪt| — moderate to inferior in quality
second-rater |ˌsekənd ˈreɪtər| — a person of second-rate ability or value
secondarily |ˌsekənˈderəlɪ| — of secondary import
secondary |ˈsekənderɪ| — the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen
seconder |ˈsekəndər| — someone who endorses a motion or petition as a necessary preliminary to a discussion or vote
secondhand |ˈsekəndˈhænd| — by indirect means
secondly |ˈsekəndlɪ| — in the second place
secrecy |ˈsiːkrəsɪ| — the trait of keeping things secret
secret |ˈsiːkrət| — something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)
secretaire |ˌsekrəˈter| — a desk used for writing
secretarial |ˌsekrɪˈteərɪəl| — of or relating to a secretary or to a secretary's work
secretariat |ˌsekrəˈterɪət| — an administrative unit responsible for maintaining records and other secretarial duties; especially for international organizations
secretariate |ˌsekrəˈteərɪət| — an administrative unit responsible for maintaining records and other secretarial duties; especially for international organizations
secretary |ˈsekrəterɪ| — a person who is head of an administrative department of government
secretary-bird |ˈsekrətrɪˈbɜːd| — A large terrestrial bird of prey, Sagittarius serpentarius, native to Africa with very long legs that preys on reptiles, especially snakes.
secretary-general |ˌsekrəterɪ ˈdʒenrəl| — Alternative spelling of Secretary General.
secretaryship |ˈsekrətrɪʃɪp| — the position of secretary
secrete |sɪˈkriːt| — generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids
secretion |sɪˈkriːʃn| — the organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance
secretive |ˈsiːkrətɪv| — inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
secretiveness |ˈsiːkrətɪvnəs| — characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)
secretly |ˈsiːkrətlɪ| — in secrecy; not openly
secretory |sɪˈkriːtərɪ| — of or relating to or producing a secretion
sect |sekt| — a subdivision of a larger religious group
sectarian |sekˈterɪən| — a member of a sect
sectarianism |sekˈterɪəˌnɪzəm| — a narrow-minded adherence to a particular sect or party or denomination
sectary |ˈsektəriː| — a member of a sect
section |ˈsekʃn| — a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
sectional |ˈsekʃənl| — a piece of furniture made up of sections that can be arranged individually or together
sectionalism |ˈsekʃənəlɪzəm| — a partiality for some particular place
sector |ˈsektər| — a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle
sectoral |ˈsektərəl| — Of or pertaining to a sector (all senses).
sectorial |sekˈtɔːrɪəl| — relating to or resembling a sector
secular |ˈsekjələr| — someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
secularism |ˈsekjələˌrɪzəm| — a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations
secularist |ˈsekjələrəst| — an advocate of secularism; someone who believes that religion should be excluded from government and education
secularization |ˈsekjʊləraɪˈzeɪʃən| — the activity of changing something (art or education or society or morality etc.) so it is no longer under the control or influence of religion
secularize |ˈsekjələraɪz| — make secular and draw away from a religious orientation
secularized |ˈsekjələraɪzd| — simple past tense and past participle of secularize
secure |səˈkjʊr| — get by special effort
securely |sɪˈkjʊərlɪ| — in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger
securiform |sɪˈkjʊərɪfɔːm| — Having the form of an axe or hatchet.
security |səˈkjʊrətɪ| — the state of being free from danger or injury
sedan |sɪˈdæn| — a car that is closed and that has front and rear seats and two or four doors
sedate |sɪˈdeɪt| — cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
sedation |sɪˈdeɪʃn| — a state of reduced excitement or anxiety that is induced by the administrative of a sedative agent
sedative |ˈsedətɪv| — a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
sedentary |ˈsednterɪ| — requiring sitting or little activity
sedge |sedʒ| — grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers
sedgy |ˈsedʒɪ| — covered with sedges (grasslike marsh plants)
sediment |ˈsedɪmənt| — matter that has been deposited by some natural process
sedimentary |ˌsedɪˈmentrɪ| — resembling or containing or formed by the accumulation of sediment
sedimentation |ˌsedəmənˈteɪʃən| — the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
sedition |sɪˈdɪʃn| — an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government
seditious |sɪˈdɪʃəs| — arousing to action or rebellion
seduce |sɪˈduːs| — induce to have sex
seduced |səˈduːst| — simple past tense and past participle of seduce
seducer |səˈduːsər| — a bad person who entices others into error or wrongdoing
seducing |səˈduːsɪŋ| — Present participle of seduce.
seduction |sɪˈdʌkʃn| — enticing someone astray from right behavior
seductive |sɪˈdʌktɪv| — tending to entice into a desired action or state
sedulity |sɪˈduːlɪtiː| — the quality of being constantly diligent and attentive
sedulous |ˈsedʒələs| — marked by care and persistent effort
sedulously |ˈsedjʊləslɪ| — in a sedulous manner
see |siː| — the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
see through |ˈsiː θruː| — support financially through a period of time
seeable — capable of being seen; or open to easy view
seed |siːd| — a small hard fruit
seed-cake |ˈsiːdkeɪk| — Alternative form of seedcake.
seed-corn |ˈsiːd kɔːrn| — Seed that is saved from one year's harvest for the subsequent year's planting, rather than being used to make flour etc.
seed-drill |ˈsiːddrɪl| — (agriculture) A type of sowing machine.
seed-leaf |ˈsiːdliːf| — (botany) (One of the) first leaf/leaves a seed plant's embryo develops
seed-pearl |ˈsiːdˈpɜːl| — A tiny, often irregular pearl
seed-vessel |ˈsiːdˌvesl| — (botany) The ripened and otherwise modified wall of a plant ovary
seedbed |ˈsiːdbed| — a bed where seedlings are grown before transplanting
seedcake |ˈsiːdkeɪk| — a sweet cake flavored with sesame or caraway seeds and lemon
seeder |ˈsiːdər| — a person who seeds clouds
seediness |ˈsiːdɪnəs| — a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing
seeding |ˈsiːdɪŋ| — Present participle of seed.
seedless |ˈsiːdləs| — lacking seeds
seedling |ˈsiːdlɪŋ| — young plant or tree grown from a seed
seedsman |ˈsiːdzmən| — a dealer in seeds
seedtime |ˈsiːdtaɪm| — any time of new development
seedy |ˈsiːdɪ| — shabby and untidy
seeing |ˈsiːɪŋ| — perception by means of the eyes
seek |siːk| — the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
seek out |ˈsiːk ˈaʊt| — look for a specific person or thing
seeker |ˈsɪkər| — someone making a search or inquiry
seeking |ˈsiːkɪŋ| — the act of searching for something
seel |ˈsiːl| — sew up the eyelids of hawks and falcons
seem |siːm| — give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
seeming |ˈsiːmɪŋ| — appearing as such but not necessarily so
seemingly |ˈsiːmɪŋlɪ| — from appearances alone
seemliness |ˈsiːmlɪnəs| — a sense of propriety and consideration for others
seemly |ˈsiːmlɪ| — according with custom or propriety
seen |siːn| — Past participle of see
seep |siːp| — pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
seepage |ˈsiːpɪdʒ| — the process of seeping
seer |sɪr| — a person with unusual powers of foresight
seeress — A female seer.
seersucker |ˈsɪrsʌkər| — a light puckered fabric (usually striped)
seesaw |ˈsɪˌsɔː| — a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
seethe |siːð| — be noisy with activity
seething |ˈsiːθɪŋ| — in constant agitation
segment |ˈseɡmənt| — one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
segmental |seɡˈmentl| — divided or organized into speech segments or isolable speech sounds
segmentation |ˌseɡmənˈteɪʃən| — (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum
segmented |ˈseɡˌmen(t)əd| — having the body divided into successive metameres or segments, as in earthworms or lobsters
segregate |ˈseɡrɪɡeɪt| — someone who is or has been segregated
segregated |ˈseɡrəˌɡetəd| — separated or isolated from others or a main group
segregation |ˌseɡrɪˈɡeɪʃn| — (genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes
segregative |ˈseɡrɪɡeɪtɪv| — Relating to segregation; serving to segregate.
seiche |seɪʃ| — a wave on the surface of a lake or landlocked bay; caused by atmospheric or seismic disturbances
seigneur |siːnˈjɜːr| — a man of rank in the ancient regime
seignior |ˈseɪnjər| — a man of rank in the ancient regime
seigniorage |ˌsɪɡˈniːərɪdʒ| — charged by a government for coining bullion
seigniorial |seɪˈnjɔːrɪəl| — Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a seignior
seigniory |ˈseɪnjəriː| — the estate of a seigneur
seine |seɪn| — a French river that flows through the heart of Paris and then northward into the English Channel
seiner |ˈseɪnər| — a fisherman who uses a seine to catch fish
seise |siːz| — (law) To vest ownership of a freehold estate in (someone).
seisin |ˈsiːzɪn| — (law, common law, historical) A feudal term for an entitlement to a freehold estate with a right to immediate possession; still used in technical discussions of real property law today.
seism |ˈsaɪzəm| — shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane or from volcanic activity
seismic |ˈsaɪzmɪk| — subject to or caused by an earthquake or earth vibration
seismograph |ˈsaɪzməɡræf| — a measuring instrument for detecting and measuring the intensity and direction and duration of movements of the ground (as an earthquake)
seismology |saɪzˈmɑːlədʒɪ| — the branch of geology that studies earthquakes
seize |siːz| — take hold of; grab
seized |siːzd| — simple past tense and past participle of seize
seizin |ˈsiːzɪn| — Alternative form of seisin.
seizing |ˈsiːzɪŋ| — small stuff that is used for lashing two or more ropes together
seizure |ˈsiːʒər| — a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease
sejant |ˈsiːdʒənt| — (heraldry) Seated, sitting.
selachian |sɪˈleɪkɪən| — any of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharks; rays; skates
seldom |ˈseldəm| — not often
select |sɪˈlekt| — pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
selected |səˈlektəd| — chosen in preference to another
selectee |sɪˌlekˈtiː| — A person who is selected
selecting |səˈlektɪŋ| — Present participle of select.
selection |sɪˈlekʃn| — the act of choosing or selecting
selective |sɪˈlektɪv| — tending to select; characterized by careful choice
selectively |səˈlektɪvlɪ| — by selection; in a selective manner
selectivity |səˌlekˈtɪvətɪ| — the property of being selective
selectman |səˈlektmən| — an elected member of a board of officials who run New England towns
selectmen — plural form of selectman
selector |sɪˈlektər| — a person who chooses or selects out
selenite |ˈseləˌnaɪt| — (mineralogy) A soft, glassy form of gypsum (chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O).
selenium |səˈliːnɪəm| — a toxic nonmetallic element related to sulfur and tellurium; occurs in several allotropic forms; a stable grey metallike allotrope conducts electricity better in the light than in the dark and is used in photocells; occurs in sulfide ores (as pyrite)
selenography |ˌseləˈnɑːɡrəfiː| — (astronomy, geography, cartography) the scientific study of the Moon's geographic features; geography of the Moon
selenologist — A person; one who is skilled, professes or practices selenology.
selenology |siːlɪˈnɑːlədʒiː| — the branch of astronomy that deals with the moon
self |self| — your consciousness of your own identity
self-abasement |self əˈbeɪsmənt| — voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
self-abnegation |self ˌæbnɪˈɡeɪʃən| — renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
self-absorbed |ˌselfəbˈsɔːrbd| — absorbed in your own interests or thoughts etc
self-abuse — manual stimulation of your own genital organ for sexual pleasure
self-acting |self ˈæktɪŋ| — designed to activate or move or regulate itself
self-action |ˈselfˈækʃən| — Action by or originating in one's self or itself.
self-actualization — Psychological development that can be achieved when all basic and mental needs are fulfilled. [1950 to date]
self-analysis |ˈˌself əˈnaləsəs| — a penetrating examination of your own beliefs and motives
self-annihilation — the act of killing yourself
self-assertion |self əˈsɜːʃən| — the act of putting forth your own opinions in a boastful or inconsiderate manner that implies you feel superior to others
self-assertive |self əˈsɜːtɪv| — offensively self-assertive
self-assurance |self əˈʃʊərəns| — freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
self-awareness |ˈˌself əˈwernəs| — awareness of your own individuality
self-centered — limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
self-centred |self ˈsentəd| — limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
self-collected |ˌself kəˈlektɪd| — in full control of your faculties
self-colored — of the same color throughout
self-coloured |self ˈkʌləd| — of the same color throughout
self-command |self kəˈmɑːnd| — the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
self-complacency |ˌself kəmˈpleɪsnsɪ| — the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
self-conceit |ˈselfkənˈsiːt| — Conceit of one's self; an overweening opinion of one's powers or endowments; vanity.
self-condemnation |ˈselfˌkɒndemˈneɪʃən| — an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
self-confidence |ˈselfˈkɑːnfədəns| — freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
self-confident |ˌselfˈkɑnfədənt| — showing poise and confidence in your own worth
self-confidently — In a self-confident manner
self-conscious |self ˈkɒnʃəs| — aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts
self-consciously |selfˈkɒnʃəslɪ| — in an uncomfortably self-conscious manner
self-consciousness |self ˈkɒnʃəsnəs| — embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you
self-consistent |ˌselfkənˈsɪstənt| — not self-contradictory
self-contained |ˈselfkənˈteɪnd| — constituting a complete and independent unit in and of itself
self-contradiction |ˈselfˌkɒntrəˈdɪkʃən| — contradicting yourself
self-control |self kənˈtrəʊl| — the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
self-critical |ˈˌself ˈkrɪdəkəl| — Capable of criticizing oneself; able to find mistakes and possibilities for improvement in one's own work.
self-criticism |ˈselfˈkrɪtɪsɪzm| — criticism of yourself
self-cultivation |ˈselfˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃən| — the process of educating yourself
self-culture — Culture, training, or education of one's self without the aid of teachers.
self-deceit |ˈselfdɪˈsiːtn| — a misconception that is favorable to the person who holds it
self-deception |ˈselfdəˈsepʃən| — a misconception that is favorable to the person who holds it
self-defeating |ˌselfdɪˈfiːtɪŋ| — acting to defeat its own purpose
self-defence |self dɪˈfens| — the act of defending yourself
self-defense — the act of defending yourself
self-delusion |ˈselfdɪˈluːʒən| — The act of deluding oneself, or the state of being so deluded.
self-denial |ˌselfdɪˈnɑɪəl| — the trait of practicing self discipline
self-denying |ˌself dɪˈnaɪɪŋ| — willing to deprive yourself
self-deprecation — The disparagement of one's own abilities
self-depreciation — a feeling of being of little worth
self-destroyer — One who destroys himself/herself.
self-destruction |ˈselfdɪsˈtrʌkʃən| — the act of killing yourself
self-destructive |ˌselfdɪˈstrʌktɪv| — dangerous to yourself or your interests
self-determination |ˈselfdəˌtərməˈneɪʃən| — government of a political unit by its own people
self-determined |ˈselfdɪˈtɜːmɪnd| — Marked by self-determination
self-devotion |ˈselfdɪˈvəʊʃən| — The act of devoting one's self; willingness to sacrifice one's own interests or happiness for the sake of others; self-sacrifice.
self-directed — (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment
self-discipline |ˈˌself ˈdɪsɪplɪn| — the trait of practicing self discipline
self-distrust — lack of self-confidence
self-doubt |ˌself ˈdaʊt| — lack of self-confidence
self-drive |ˈselfˈdraɪv| — a rented car
self-educated |self ˈedjəkeɪtɪd| — educated by your own efforts rather than by formal instruction
self-effacement |ˈselfɪˈfeɪsmənt| — withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous
self-employed |ˈˌself əmˈplɔɪd| — working for yourself
self-esteem |self ɪˈstiːm| — a feeling of pride in yourself
self-evident |ˌself ˈevədənt| — evident without proof or argument
self-examination |ˌself ɪɡˌzæmɪˈneɪʃən| — the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
self-explanatory |ˌselfɪkˈsplænətrɪ| — needing no explanation
self-expression |ˈselfɪksˈpreʃən| — the expression of one's individuality (usually through creative activities)
self-feeder |ˈselfˈfiːdə| — a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material
self-fertilization |selffɜːtɪlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n| — fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual
self-flagellation |ˈselfˌflædʒəˈleɪʃən| — self-punishment inflicted by whipping
self-fulfillment — the fulfillment of your capacities
self-governing |ˈselfˈɡəvərnɪŋ| — (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
self-government |self ˈɡəvər(n)mənt| — government of a political unit by its own people
self-heal |ˈselfˌhiːl| — decumbent blue-flowered European perennial thought to possess healing properties; naturalized throughout North America
self-help |ˈˌself ˈˌhelp| — the act of helping or improving yourself without relying on anyone else
self-hypnosis — hypnosis induced by yourself
self-image |ˈˌself ˈɪmɪj| — The way a person views themself.
self-immolation |ˈselfˌɪməʊˈleɪʃən| — The act of setting oneself on fire, especially as a form of protest.
self-importance |self ɪmˈpɔːrtns| — an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
self-important |self ɪmˈpɔːrtnt| — having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride
self-imposed |ˌself ɪmˈpəʊzd| — voluntarily assumed or endured
self-improvement |ˈselˌfɪmˈpruːvmənt| — the act of improving yourself
self-induction |ˈselfɪnˈdʌkʃən| — generation of an electromotive force (EMF) in a circuit by changing the current in that circuit; usually measured in henries
self-indulgence |ˈˌself ənˈdəljəns| — an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
self-interest |selfˈɪntrəst| — taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
self-interested |ˌselfˈɪntrestɪd| — Having self-interest; particularly concerned for one's self.
self-knowledge |ˈselfˈnɒlɪdʒ| — an understanding of yourself and your goals and abilities
self-loading |ˈselfˈləʊdɪŋ| — (of firearms) capable of automatic loading and firing continuously
self-love |ˈˌself ˈləv| — feelings of excessive pride
self-loving — characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
self-luminous |ˈselfˈluːmɪnəs| — having in itself the property of emitting light
self-made |ˈself meɪd| — having achieved success or recognition by your own efforts
self-mastery |ˈselfˈmɑːstərɪ| — The conscious control of one's behaviour; self-command.
self-motion |ˈselfˈməʊʃən| — Motion given by inherent powers, without external impulse.
self-moving — designed to activate or move or regulate itself
self-murder |ˈselfˈmɜːdə| — suicide
self-offence |ˈselfəˈfens| — One's own offence.
self-opinionated |ˌself əˈpɪnɪəneɪtɪd| — obstinate in your opinions
self-organization — organizing yourself (especially organizing your own labor union)
self-partiality |ˈselfˌpɑːʃɪˈælɪtɪ| — That partiality by which a man overrates his own worth when compared with others.
self-perpetuating |ˌselfpərˈpetʃuːˌetɪŋ| — Causing itself to continue to exist.
self-pity |self ˈpɪtɪ| — a feeling of sorrow (often self-indulgent) over your own sufferings
self-pollinated — fertilized by its own pollen
self-pollination |ˈselfˌpɑləˈneɪʃən| — fertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers to the stigma of the same flower
self-portrait |ˈselfˈpɔːrtrət| — a portrait of yourself created by yourself
self-possessed |ˈˌself pəˈzest| — in full control of your faculties
self-possession |ˌselfpəˈzeʃən| — the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
self-praise |preɪz| — speaking of yourself in superlatives
self-preservation |ˌself ˌprezəˈveɪʃən| — preservation of yourself from harm; a natural or instinctive tendency
self-proclaimed |ˌselfprəˈkleɪmd| — proclaimed to be or described as such by oneself, without endorsement by others
self-propelled |ˈselfprəˈpeld| — containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement
self-propelling |ˈselfprəˈpelɪŋ| — containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement
self-realization |ˈselfˌrɪəlaɪˈzeɪʃən| — the fulfillment of your capacities
self-regard |ˈselfrɪˈɡɑːd| — the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
self-regulation |ˌselfreɡjʊˈleɪʃən| — The regulation (by a person or an organization) of ones own behaviour without external control or monitoring
self-regulatory — That regulates without external control or monitoring
self-reliance |self rɪˈlaɪəns| — personal independence
self-reliant |ˌself rɪˈlaɪənt| — (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment
self-renunciation |ˈselfrɪˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən| — renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
self-reproach |selfrɪˈprəʊtʃ| — a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
self-respect |ˈselfrɪˈspekt| — the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
self-respecting |ˌself rɪˈspektɪŋ| — having or showing self-esteem
self-restraint |ˈselfrɪˈstreɪnt| — exhibiting restraint imposed on the self
self-righteous |self ˈraɪtʃəs| — excessively or hypocritically pious
self-righting |ˈselfˈraɪtɪŋ| — (nautical) Able to right itself if overturned.
self-rule |self ˈruːl| — government of a political unit by its own people
self-sacrifice |self ˈsækrɪfaɪs| — acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity
self-sacrificing |self ˈsækrɪfaɪsɪŋ| — willing to deprive yourself
self-satisfied |ˈselfˈsætɪsfaɪd| — marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction
self-seeker |self ˈsiːkər| — a person who places expediency above principle
self-seeking |self ˈsiːkɪŋ| — taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
self-service |ˈˌself ˈsərvəs| — the practice of serving yourself (as in a grocery or cafeteria)
self-serving |ˌselfˈsɜːvɪŋ| — interested only in yourself
self-sown |self ˈsəʊn| — growing from seed dispersed by natural agency such as wind or birds
self-starter |self ˈstɑːrtər| — an energetic person with unusual initiative
self-styled |ˈself staɪld| — as claimed by and for yourself often without justification
self-sufficiency |ˈselfsəˈfɪʃənsɪ| — personal independence
self-sufficient |ˈselfsəˈfɪʃənt| — able to provide for your own needs without help from others
self-sufficing |ˌself səˈfaɪsɪŋ| — able to provide for your own needs without help from others
self-suggestion |ˈselfsəˈdʒestʃən| — a system for self-improvement developed by Emile Coue which was popular in the 1920s and 1930s
self-support |ˈselfsəˈpɔːt| — The capacity of independent support; self-sufficiency.
self-supporting |ˌself səˈpɔːrtɪŋ| — financially independent
self-sustaining |selfsəˈsteɪnɪŋ| — able to provide for your own needs without help from others
self-taught |ˈselfˈtɔːt| — Educated or trained by oneself.
self-violence |ˈselfˈvaɪələns| — Violence to one's self.
self-will |self ˈwɪl| — resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
self-willed |ˈˌself ˈwɪld| — habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
self-worth |ˌselfˈwɜːθ| — the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
selfhood |ˈselfhʊd| — (philosophy, psychology) State of having a distinct identity, or being an individual distinct from others; individuality.
selfish |ˈselfɪʃ| — concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others
selfishness |ˈselfɪʃnəs| — stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others
selfless |ˈselfləs| — showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
selflessly |selflessleɪ| — in an altruistic manner
selfsame |ˈselfseɪm| — being the exact same one; not any other:
sell |sel| — the activity of persuading someone to buy
sell off |ˈsel ˈɒf| — get rid of by selling, usually at reduced prices
sell out |ˈsel ˈaʊt| — sell or get rid of all one's merchandise
sell up |ˈsel ʌp| — sell or get rid of all one's merchandise
sell-out |ˈseˌlɑːwt| — To sell all of a product that is in stock.
seller |ˈselər| — someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money
selling |ˈselɪŋ| — the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
seltzer |ˈseltzər| — naturally effervescent mineral water
selvage |ˈselvɪdʒ| — border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet
selvedge |ˈselvɪdʒ| — border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet
selves |selvz| — plural form of self
semanteme |sɪˈmæntiːm| — (linguistics) an indivisible unit of meaning
semantic |sɪˈmæntɪk| — of or relating to meaning or the study of meaning
semantically — with regard to meaning
semantics |sɪˈmæntɪks| — the study of language meaning
semaphore |ˈseməfɔːr| — an apparatus for visual signaling with lights or mechanically moving arms
semasiology |sɪˌmeɪsɪˈɑːlədʒiː| — the branch of semantics that studies the cognitive aspects of meaning
semblance |ˈsembləns| — an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading
semblant — (obsolete) One's outward appearance.
seme |siːm| — (heraldry) sprinkled or sown; said of a field or charge when strewn with small charges
sememe |ˈsemiːm| — (linguistics) The smallest unit of meaning; especially the meaning expressed by a morpheme.
semen |ˈsiːmən| — the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
semester |sɪˈmestər| — one of two divisions of an academic year
semi |ˈsemɪ| — one of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament
semi-annual |ˌsemɪˈænjəwəl| — Alternative spelling of semiannual.
semi-arid |ˌsemɪˈærɪd| — Alternative form of semiarid.
semi-automatic |ˌsemɪˌɒtəˈmætɪk| — Partially automatic.
semi-conscious |ˌsemɪˈkɒnʃəs| — Only partially conscious and aware, confused, groggy.
semi-detached |ˌsemɪdɪˈtætʃt| — Of a house: joined to another one on one side, having one shared wall.
semi-monthly |semiːˈmʌnθliː| — Alternative spelling of semimonthly.
semi-official |ˌsemɪəˈfɪʃəl| — Having some degree of official authority.
semiannual |ˌsemɪˈænjəwəl| — occurring or payable twice each year
semiannually |ˌsemɪˈænuːəlɪ| — twice a year
semiautomatic |ˌsemɪˌɔːtəˈmætɪk| — a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously
semicentenary — the 50th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
semicentennial |ˈsemɪsenˈtenjəl| — the 50th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
semicircle |ˈsemɪsɜːrkl| — a plane figure with the shape of half a circle
semicircular |ˌsemɪˈsɜːrkjələr| — curved into a half circle
semicolon |ˈsemɪkəʊlən| — a punctuation mark (`;') used to connect independent clauses; indicates a closer relation than does a period
semiconductor |ˈsemɪkəndʌktər| — a substance as germanium or silicon whose electrical conductivity is intermediate between that of a metal and an insulator; its conductivity increases with temperature and in the presence of impurities
semiconscious |ˌsemɪˈkɒnʃəs| — partially conscious; not completely aware of sensations
semidarkness — partial darkness
semidetached |ˌsemɪdɪˈtætʃt| — attached on one side only
semidiameter |ˌsemɪdaɪˈamɪtə| — the apparent radius of a celestial body when viewed as a disc from the earth
semidiurnal |ˌsemiːdaɪˈɜːrnl| — Twice daily (usually of tides).
semifinal |ˈsemɪˌfɑɪnəl| — one of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament
semifluid |ˌsemiːˈfluːɪd| — Having properties intermediate between liquids and solids
semilunar |ˌsemɪˈluːnə| — resembling the new moon in shape
semimanufactures |ˈsemɪˌmænjʊˈfæktʃəz| — plural form of semimanufacture
semimonthly |semiːˈmʌnθliː| — a periodical that is published twice each month (or 24 issues per year)
seminal |ˈsemɪnl| — containing seeds of later development
seminar |ˈsemɪnɑːr| — any meeting for an exchange of ideas
seminarian |ˌseməˈnerɪən| — a student at a seminary (especially a Roman Catholic seminary)
seminary |ˈsemɪnerɪ| — a private place of education for the young
seminate — To sow; to spread; to propagate.
semination |ˌseməˈneɪʃən| — The act of sowing or spreading.
seminiferous |ˌseməˈnɪf(ə)rəs| — bearing or producing seed or semen
semiofficial |ˌsemɪəˈfɪʃəl| — having some official authority or sanction
semiotic |ˌsɪmɪˈɑːtɪk| — of or relating to semiotics
semiotics |ˌsemɪˈɑːtɪks| — (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols
semiprecious |ˌsemɪˈpreʃəs| — used of gemstones having less commercial value than precious stones
semiquaver |ˈsemɪkweɪvər| — a musical note having the time value of a sixteenth of a whole note
semirigid |ˌsemɪˈrɪdʒɪd| — having a form maintained by a rigid internal structure as well as by internal gas pressure
semisphere — hemisphere
semispherical — hemispherical, having the shape of a hemisphere
Semite |ˈsemaɪt| — a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa
Semitic |səˈmɪtɪk| — a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family
semitone |ˈsemɪtəʊn| — the musical interval between adjacent keys on a keyboard instrument
semitrailer |ˈsemɪˌtreɪlər| — a trailer having wheels only in the rear; the front is supported by the towing vehicle
semitransparent — allowing light to pass through diffusely
semitropic — of or relating to or characteristic of conditions in the subtropics
semitropical |ˌsemɪˈtrɑːpɪkəl| — of or relating to or characteristic of conditions in the subtropics
semivowel |ˈsemɪvaʊəl| — a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
semiweekly — a periodical that is published twice each week (or 104 issues per year)
semolina |ˌseməˈliːnə| — milled product of durum wheat (or other hard wheat) used in pasta
sempiternal |ˌsempəˈtərnl| — having no known beginning and presumably no end
sempstress |ˈsem(p)strəs| — someone who makes or mends dresses
sen |ˌes iː ˈen| — a fractional monetary unit of Japan and Indonesia and Cambodia; equal to one hundredth of a yen or rupiah or riel
senary |ˈsenəriː| — Of sixth rank or order.
senate |ˈsenət| — assembly possessing high legislative powers
senator |ˈsenətər| — a member of a senate
senatorial |ˌsenəˈtɔːrɪəl| — of or relating to senators
send |send| — cause to go somewhere
send away |ˈsend əˈweɪ| — stop associating with
send down |ˈsend ˈdaʊn| — suspend temporarily from college or university, in England
send in |ˈsend ɪn| — mail in; cause to be delivered
send off |ˈsend ˈɒf| — send away towards a designated goal
send out |ˈsend ˈaʊt| — to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place
send-off |ˈsendɒf| — an organized expression of goodwill at the start of a trip or new venture
send-up |ˈsend ʌp| — a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
sender |ˈsendər| — someone who transmits a message
sending |ˈsendɪŋ| — the act of causing something to go (especially messages)
senega |ˈsenəɡə| — dried root of two plants of the genus Polygala containing an irritating saponin
Senegalese |ˌsenɪɡəˈliːz| — a native or inhabitant of Senegal
senesce |səˈnes| — grow old or older
senescence |sɪˈnesns| — the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age
senescent |sɪˈnesnt| — growing old
seneschal |ˈsenɪʃəl| — the chief steward or butler of a great household
senile |ˈsiːnaɪl| — mentally or physically infirm with age
senility |səˈnɪlətɪ| — mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations
senior |ˈsiːnɪər| — an undergraduate student during the year preceding graduation
seniority |ˌsiːnɪˈɔːrətɪ| — higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service
senna |ˈsenə| — any of various plants of the genus Senna having pinnately compound leaves and showy usually yellow flowers; many are used medicinally
sennet |ˈsenət| — a signal call given on a cornet or trumpet for entrance or exit on a theatrical stage
sennett |ˈsenet| — United States filmmaker (born in Canada) noted for slapstick movies (1880-1960)
sennight |ˈsenaɪt| — (archaic) A period of seven nights; a week.
sennit |ˈsenət| — flat braided cordage that is used on ships
sensate |ˈsenseɪt| — having physical sensation
sensation |senˈseɪʃn| — an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
sensational |senˈseɪʃənl| — commanding attention
sensationalism |senˈseɪʃənəlɪzəm| — subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
sensationalist |senˈseɪʃənəˌlɪst| — someone who uses exaggerated or lurid material in order to gain public attention
sense |sens| — a general conscious awareness
sense-organ |ˈsens ɔːrɡən| — an organic sensor.
senseless |ˈsensləs| — not marked by the use of reason
senselessly |ˈsenslɪslɪ| — in a meaningless and purposeless manner
senselessness |ˈsenslɪsnəs| — total lack of meaning or ideas
sensibility |ˌsensəˈbɪlətɪ| — mental responsiveness and awareness
sensible |ˈsensəbl| — readily perceived by the senses
sensibly |ˈsensəblɪ| — with good sense or in a reasonable or intelligent manner
sensing |ˈsensɪŋ| — the perception that something has occurred or some state exists
sensitive |ˈsensətɪv| — someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
sensitiveness |ˈsensətɪvnəs| — sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)
sensitivity |ˌsensəˈtɪvətɪ| — (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
sensitize |ˈsensətaɪz| — make sensitive or aware
sensor |ˈsensər| — any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
sensorineural |ˌsens(ə)rɪˈnjʊər(ə)l| — of or relating to the neural process of sensation
sensory |ˈsensərɪ| — of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system
sensual |ˈsenʃʊəl| — marked by the appetites and passions of the body
sensualism |ˈsenʃʊəlɪzəm| — desire for sensual pleasures
sensualist |ˈsenʃʊəlɪst| — a person who enjoys sensuality
sensuality |ˌsenʃʊˈælətɪ| — desire for sensual pleasures
sensuous |ˈsenʃʊəs| — taking delight in beauty
sensuousness |ˈsenʃʊəsnəs| — a sensuous feeling
sent |sent| — 100 senti equal 1 kroon in Estonia
sentence |ˈsentəns| — a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
sentencing |ˈsentənsɪŋ| — Relating to a judicial sentence.
sententious |senˈtenʃəs| — abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing
sentience |ˈsenʃəns| — state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
sentient |ˈsentɪənt| — consciously perceiving
sentiment |ˈsentɪmənt| — tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion
sentimental |ˌsentɪˈmentl| — given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality
sentimentality |ˌsentɪmenˈtælətɪ| — falsely emotional in a maudlin way
sentinel |ˈsentɪnl| — a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
sentry |ˈsentrɪ| — a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
sentry-box |ˈsentrɪ bɑːks| — A booth, erected to provide elementary shelter to a sentry on his post
sep |ˈsep| — the month following August and preceding October
sepal |ˈsepl| — one of the green parts that form the calyx of a flower
separability |ˌseprəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — the capability of being separated
separable |ˈsepərəbl| — capable of being divided or dissociated
separate |ˈseprət| — a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
separated |ˈsepəˌretəd| — being or feeling set or kept apart from others
separately |ˈseprətlɪ| — apart from others
separateness |ˈsepərətnəs| — the state of being several and distinct
separating |ˈsepəˌretɪŋ| — Present participle of separate.
separation |ˌsepəˈreɪʃn| — the state of lacking unity
separatism |ˈseprətɪzəm| — a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
separatist |ˈseprətɪst| — an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union)
separative — (used of an accent in Hebrew orthography) indicating that the word marked is separated to a greater or lesser degree rhythmically and grammatically from the word that follows it
separator |ˈsepəreɪtər| — an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
separatory — Used to separate.
sepia |ˈsiːpɪə| — a shade of brown with a tinge of red
sepoy |ˈsiːpɔɪ| — (historical) A native soldier of the East Indies, employed in the service of a European colonial power, notably the British India army (first under the British-chartered East India Company, later in the crown colony), but also France and Portugal.
sepsis |ˈsepsɪs| — the presence of pus-forming bacteria or their toxins in the blood or tissues
sept |sept| — the month following August and preceding October
septa |ˈseptə| — plural form of septum
septal |ˈseptl| — of or relating to a septum
septate |ˈsepteɪt| — of or relating to a septum
September |sepˈtembər| — the month following August and preceding October
septenary |ˈseptəˌneriː| — the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
septennial |sepˈteniːəl| — Lasting or continuing seven years; as, septennial parliaments.
septentrional |sepˈtentriːənl| — (rare, literary) Pertaining to the north; northern.
septet |sepˈtet| — the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
septette |sepˈtet| — seven performers or singers who perform together
septic |ˈseptɪk| — containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms
septicaemia |ˌseptɪˈsiːmɪə| — invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
septicaemic — Typical of or pertaining to septicaemia
septicemia |ˌseptɪˈsiːmɪə| — invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
septicemic — characteristic of septicemia
septilateral |septəˈlætʌrəl| — Having seven sides.
septuagenarian |ˌseptʃʊədʒəˈnerɪən| — someone whose age is in the seventies
septuagenary — Consisting of seventy; seventy years old.
septum |ˈseptəm| — (anatomy) a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
septuple |ˈseptʊpəl| — having seven units or components
sepulcher — a chamber that is used as a grave
sepulchral |səˈpʌlkrəl| — gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
sepulchre |ˈseplkər| — a chamber that is used as a grave
sepulture |ˈsepltʃʊər| — the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
sequacious |sɪˈkweɪʃəs| — Tending in a continuous intellectual direction; not rambling or discursive.
sequel |ˈsiːkwəl| — something that follows something else
sequela |sɪˈkwiːlə| — any abnormality following or resulting from a disease or injury or treatment
sequelae |sɪˈkwiːliː| — plural form of sequela
sequence |ˈsiːkwəns| — serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern
sequencing |ˈsiːkwənsɪŋ| — (molecular biology) the procedure of determining the order of amino acids in the polypeptide chain of a protein (protein sequencing) or of nucleotides in a DNA section comprising a gene (gene sequencing)
sequent |ˈsiːkwənt| — in regular succession without gaps
sequential |sɪˈkwenʃl| — in regular succession without gaps
sequentially |səˈkwentʃəlɪ| — in a consecutive manner
sequester |sɪˈkwestər| — requisition forcibly, as of enemy property
sequestered |sɪˈkwestərd| — providing privacy or seclusion
sequestrable |sɪˈkwestrəbl| — Capable of being sequestered; subject or liable to sequestration.
sequestrate |ˈsiːkwəstreɪt| — keep away from others
sequestration |ˌsiːkwəˈstreɪʃn| — the act of segregating or sequestering
sequestrum |səˈkwestrəm| — A fragment of bone or other dead tissue that has separated during necrosis
sequin |ˈsiːkwɪn| — adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing
sequoia |sɪˈkwɔɪə| — either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae
sera |ˈsɪrə| — plural form of serum
seraglio |seˈrɑːlɪəʊ| — living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household
serai |seraɪ| — A palace; a seraglio.
seraph |ˈserəf| — an angel of the first order; usually portrayed as the winged head of a child
seraphic |səˈræfɪk| — having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
seraphical — of or relating to an angel of the first order
seraphim |ˈserəˌfɪm| — plural form of seraph
Serb |sɜːrb| — a member of a Slavic people who settled in Serbia and neighboring areas in the 6th and 7th centuries
Serbian |ˈsɜːbɪən| — a member of a Slavic people who settled in Serbia and neighboring areas in the 6th and 7th centuries
sere |sɪr| — (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
serein |səˈræŋ| — Light rainfall from a cloudless sky after sunset.
serenade |ˌserəˈneɪd| — a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form
serenata |ˌserəˈnɑːtə| — (music) A type of baroque cantata performed outdoors, in the evening, with mixed vocal and instrumental forces
serene |səˈriːn| — not agitated; without losing self-possession
serenely |səˈriːnəlɪ| — in a peacefully serene manner
serenity |səˈrenətɪ| — a disposition free from stress or emotion
serf |sɜːrf| — (Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord
serfage |ˈsɜːrfɪdʒ| — serfdom
serfdom |ˈsɜːfdəm| — the state of a serf
serfhood |ˈsɜːfhʊd| — the state of a serf
serge |sɜːrdʒ| — a twilled woolen fabric
sergeant |ˈsɑːrdʒənt| — any of several noncommissioned officer ranks in the Army or Air Force or Marines ranking above a corporal
sergeant-major |ˌsɑːdʒənt ˈmeɪdʒər| — (Canada) A senior non-commissioned appointment in the Army of a company or unit, directly responsible to the officer in charge for their soliders' performance, standards, discipline, morale, welfare, et al, that can be held by a Warrant Officer or above.
serial |ˈsɪrɪəl| — a serialized set of programs
serialize |ˈsɪrɪəlaɪz| — arrange serially
serially |ˈsɪərɪəlɪ| — in a serial manner
seriate |ˈsiːriːɪt| — To arrange in serial order.
seriated |ˈsɪərɪeɪtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of seriate
seriatim |ˌsɪərɪˈeɪtɪm| — in a series; point by point
sericeous |sɪˈrɪʃəs| — covered with fine soft hairs or down
sericulture |ˈserɪkʌltʃər| — raising silkworms in order to obtain raw silk
series |ˈsɪriːz| — similar things placed in order or happening one after another
serif |ˈserɪf| — a short line at the end of the main strokes of a character
serin |ˈserən| — any of various brown and yellow finches of parts of Europe
seriocomic |ˌsɪərɪəʊˈkɒmɪk| — mixing the serious with the comic with comic predominating
serious |ˈsɪrɪəs| — of great consequence
seriously |ˈsɪrɪəslɪ| — in a serious manner
seriousness |ˈsɪrɪəsnəs| — an earnest and sincere feeling
serjeant |ˈsɑːdʒənt| — an English barrister of the highest rank
Serjeant-at-arms |ˌsɑːrdʒənt ət ˈɑːrmz| — an officer (as of a legislature or court) who maintains order and executes commands
Serjeant-at-law |ˈsɑːdʒəntətˈlɔː| — an English barrister of the highest rank
sermon |ˈsɜːrmən| — an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
sermonize |ˈsɜːrmənaɪz| — speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements
sermonizing |ˈsɜːmənaɪzɪŋ| — Present participle of sermonize.
seropositive |ˌsɪərəʊˈpɒzɪtɪv| — (of blood serum): Testing positive for a given pathogen, especially HIV (HIV positive).
serosity — The quality or state of being serous.
serotinous |sɪˈrɑːtnəs| — (of conifer cones) Requiring the heat of a wildfire to open, in order to disperse its seed.
serotonin |ˌserəˈtəʊnɪn| — a neurotransmitter involved in e.g. sleep and depression and memory
serous |ˈsɪrəs| — of or producing or containing serum
serpent |ˈsɜːrpənt| — limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
serpentine |ˈsɜːrpəntiːn| — resembling a serpent in form
serrate |ˈseˌret| — make saw-toothed or jag the edge of
serrated |səˈreɪtɪd| — notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
serration |seˈreɪʃn| — the condition of being serrated
serried |ˈserɪd| — (especially of rows as of troops or mountains) pressed together
serrulate |ˈserjəlɪt| — minutely serrated
serrulated |ˈserjʊleɪtɪd| — serrulate
serum |ˈsɪrəm| — an amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulates
servant |ˈsɜːrvənt| — a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
servants |ˈsɜːvənts| — plural form of servant
serve |sɜːrv| — (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
server |ˈsɜːrvər| — a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)
Servian |ˈsɜːrviːən| — (archaic) Serbian.
service |ˈsɜːrvɪs| — work done by one person or group that benefits another
service-tree |ˈsɜːvɪstriː| — Either of two rare Old World deciduous trees, Sorbus domestica or Sorbus torminalis.
serviceable |ˈsɜːrvɪsəbl| — capable of being put to good use
serviceman |ˈsɜːrvɪsmən| — someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
servicing |ˈsɜːvəsɪŋ| — the act of mating by male animals
serviette |ˌsɜːrvɪˈet| — a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing
servile |ˈsɜːrvl| — relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants
servility |sɜːrˈvɪlətɪ| — abject or cringing submissiveness
serving |ˈsɜːrvɪŋ| — an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
servitor |ˈsɜːrvɪtər| — someone who performs the duties of an attendant for someone else
servitude |ˈsɜːrvətuːd| — state of subjection to an owner or master or forced labor imposed as punishment
servo |ˈsɜːrvəʊ| — control system that converts a small mechanical motion into one requiring much greater power; may include a negative feedback system
servo-mechanism |ˈsɜːvəʊˈmekənɪzm| — Alternative spelling of servomechanism.
servomechanism |ˈsɜːvəʊˌmekənɪzəm| — control system that converts a small mechanical motion into one requiring much greater power; may include a negative feedback system
servomotor |ˈsɜːvəʊˌməʊtər| — An electric motor in a servomechanism, especially one which incorporates feedback so it accurately positions the device.
sesame |ˈsesəmɪ| — East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil
sesquialtera |ˌseskwɪˈaltərə| — (music) Describing a ratio of 3:2
sesquialteral |ˌseskwɪˈæltərəl| — sesquialterate
sesquipedalian |ˌseskwɪpɪˈdeɪlɪən| — a very long word (a foot and a half long)
sessile |ˈsesɪl| — permanently attached to a substrate; not free to move about
session |ˈseʃn| — a meeting for execution of a group's functions
sesterce |ˈsestərs| — an ancient Roman coin made of bronze or silver, equalling a quarter of a denarius
sestertii |sesˈtɜːtɪaɪ| — plural form of sestertius
sestertius |sesˈtɜːtjəs| — A large bronze or (rarely) small silver coin minted during the Roman Republic and Empire, valued at two and a half asses.
sestet |sesˈtet| — the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
set |set| — a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
set about |ˈset əˈbaʊt| — begin to deal with
set apart |ˈset əˈpɑːrt| — select something or someone for a specific purpose
set aside |ˈset əˈsaɪd| — give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
set back |ˈset ˈbæk| — hold back to a later time
set down |ˈset ˈdaʊn| — put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
set forth |ˈset ˈfɔːrθ| — state
set in |ˈsedɪn| — enter a particular state
set off |ˈset ˈɒf| — put in motion or move to act
set on |ˈset ɑːn| — attack someone physically or emotionally
set out |ˈset ˈaʊt| — take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
set up |ˈset ʌp| — set up or found
set-back |ˈsetˌbæk| — structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
set-down |ˈsetˈdaʊn| — (idiomatic) To write
set-in |ˈsedɪn| — To take root, become established.
set-off |ˈsetˈɒf| — (idiomatic, intransitive) To leave; to begin a journey or trip.
set-out |setˈaʊt| — To explain something, or give exact details, usually in writing.
set-to |set ˈtuː| — a brief but vigorous fight
set-up |ˈset ʌp| — To ready something for use.
seta |ˈsiːtə| — stalk of a moss capsule
setaceous |sɪˈteɪʃəs| — having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
setae |ˈsiːtiː| — plural form of seta
setback |ˈsetbæk| — an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
setdown — The humbling of a person by act or words.
setoff — structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly
setose |ˈsiːtəʊs| — having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
setout — an outset
setscrew — a screw that is used to adjust the tension on a spring
sett |set| — rectangular paving stone with curved top; once used to make roads
settee |seˈtiː| — a long wooden bench with a back
setter |ˈsetər| — one who sets written material into type
setting |ˈsetɪŋ| — the context and environment in which something is set
setting-up |əp| — Present participle of set up.
settle |ˈsetl| — a long wooden bench with a back
settle down |ˈsetəl ˈdaʊn| — settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
settled |ˈsetəld| — inhabited by colonists
settlement |ˈsetlmənt| — a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
settler |ˈsetlər| — a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
settling |ˈsetəlɪŋ| — a gradual sinking to a lower level
setup |ˈsetˌʌp| — equipment designed to serve a specific function
seven |ˈsevn| — the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
seven-day — lasting through a week
sevenfold |ˈsevənfəʊld| — seven times
seventeen |ˌsevnˈtiːn| — the cardinal number that is the sum of sixteen and one
seventeenth |ˌsevnˈtiːnθ| — position 17 in a countable series of things
seventh |ˈsevnθ| — position seven in a countable series of things
seventies |ˈsevəntɪz| — the decade from 1970 to 1979
seventieth |ˈsevəntɪəθ| — position 70 in a countable series of things
seventy |ˈsevntɪ| — the cardinal number that is the product of ten and seven
seventy-five — being five more than seventy
sever |ˈsevər| — set or keep apart
several |ˈsevrəl| — (used with count nouns) of an indefinite number more than 2 or 3 but not many
severally |ˈsevrəlɪ| — apart from others
severalty |ˈsev(ə)r(ə)ltɪ| — the state of being several and distinct
severance |ˈsevərəns| — a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
severe |sɪˈvɪr| — intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
severed |ˈsevərd| — detached by cutting
severely |sɪˈvɪrlɪ| — to a severe or serious degree
severeness — used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
severities |sɪˈverɪtɪz| — plural form of severity
severity |sɪˈverətɪ| — used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
Sevres |seɪvr| — A town on the outskirts of Paris, France.
sew |səʊ| — fasten by sewing; do needlework
sewage |ˈsuːɪdʒ| — waste matter carried away in sewers or drains
sewer |ˈsuːər| — a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
sewerage |ˈsuːərɪdʒ| — waste matter carried away in sewers or drains
sewing |ˈsəʊɪŋ| — joining or attaching by stitches
sewing-machine |ˈsəʊɪŋ məʃiːn| — Any mechanical or electromechanical device used to stitch cloth or other material; normally uses two threads to form lock stitches
sewn |səʊn| — fastened with stitches
sex |seks| — activities associated with sexual intercourse
sexagenarian |ˌseksədʒəˈnerɪən| — someone whose age is in the sixties
sexagenary |sekˈsædʒʌneriː| — of or pertaining to the number sixty; composed of, or proceeding by sixties
sexagesimal |ˌseksəˈjesəməl| — of or relating to or reckoning in sixtieths
sexangle — (geometry, obsolete) A hexagon.
sexed |sekst| — having sexual differentiation
sexennial |sekˈseniːəl| — Lasting six years.
sexiness |ˈseksɪ| — the arousal of feelings of sexual desire
sexism |ˈseksɪzəm| — discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex
sexist |ˈseksɪst| — a man with a chauvinistic belief in the inferiority of women
sexless |ˈseksləs| — having no or imperfectly developed or nonfunctional sex organs
sexology |sekˈsɑːlədʒɪ| — The study of sex and sexuality, usually from a psychological or clinical perspective.
sextain |ˈseksteɪn| — (poetry) A stanza of six lines; a sestine.
sextan |ˈsekstən| — (obsolete, medicine) That recurs on the sixth day
sextant |ˈsekstənt| — a unit of angular distance equal to 60 degrees
sextet |seksˈtet| — a musical composition written for six performers
sextette |seksˈtet| — six performers or singers who perform together
sexto |ˈsekstəʊ| — A book consisting of sheets each of which is folded into six leaves.
sextodecimo |sekstəʊˈdesəˌˌməʊ| — (paper, printing) A size of a sheet of paper resulting from folding and cutting a sheet of paper into sixteenths (3.25"-5" x 5"-6.25").
sexton |ˈsekstən| — United States poet (1928-1974)
sextuple |seksˈtuːpəl| — having six units or components
sexual |ˈsekʃʊəl| — involved in a sexual relationship
sexuality |ˌsekʃʊˈælətɪ| — the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
sexually |ˈsekʃʊəlɪ| — with respect to sexuality
sexy |ˈseksɪ| — marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest
Seym |seɪm| — An alternative spelling of Sejm.