English dictionary


snack |snæk| — a light informal meal

snaffle |ˈsnæfl| — a simple jointed bit for a horse; without a curb

snafu |snæˈfuː| — an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up

snag |snæɡ| — a sharp protuberance

snaggy |ˈsnæɡiː| — Covered in snags, or similar sharp projections.

snail |sneɪl| — freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell

snake |sneɪk| — limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous

snake-charmer |ˈsneɪk tʃɑːrmər| — A performer who entertains crowds by performing tricks with dangerous snakes.

snakebird  — fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed bill

snakebite |ˈsneɪkbaɪt| — a bite inflicted by a (venomous) snake

snaky |ˈsneɪkɪ| — resembling a serpent in form

snap |snæp| — the act of catching an object with the hands

snap off |ˈsnæp ˈɒf| — break a piece from a whole

snap up |ˈsnæp ʌp| — get hold of or seize quickly and easily

snapdragon |ˈsnæpdræɡən| — a garden plant of the genus Antirrhinum having showy white or yellow or crimson flowers resembling the face of a dragon

snapper |ˈsnæpər| — (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback

snappish |ˈsnæpɪʃ| — apt to speak irritably

snappishness |ˈsnæpɪʃnəs| — a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger

snappy |ˈsnæpɪ| — apt to speak irritably

snapshot |ˈsnæpʃɑːt| — an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera

snare |sner| — something (often something deceptively attractive) that catches you unawares

snarl |snɑːrl| — a vicious angry growl

snatch |snætʃ| — a small fragment

snatcher |ˈsnætʃər| — a thief who grabs and runs

snatchingly  — With a snatching motion.

snatchy |ˈsnætʃiː| — In snatches or glimpses.

snath |snæθ| — The shaft of a scythe.

snathe |sneɪð| — (UK, dialect) To lop; to prune.

snazzy |ˈsnæzɪ| — flashily stylish

sneak |sniːk| — a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible

sneak up |ˈsniːk ʌp| — advance stealthily or unnoticed

sneaker |ˈsniːkər| — a canvas shoe with a pliable rubber sole

sneakers |ˈsniːkərz| — (US, Atlantic Canada) plural form of sneaker: leisure shoes, often worn for sports; trainers.

sneaking |ˈsniːkɪŋ| — not openly expressed

sneaky |ˈsniːkɪ| — marked by deception

sneer |snɪr| — a facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls

sneerer  — a person who expresses contempt by remarks or facial expression

sneering |ˈsnɪrɪŋ| — expressive of contempt

sneeringly |ˈsnɪərɪŋlɪ| — with a sneer; in an uncomplimentary sneering manner

sneeze |sniːz| — a symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nose

sneezer  — a person who sneezes

snick |snɪk| — a small cut

snicker |ˈsnɪkər| — a disrespectful laugh

snickersnee |ˈsnɪkəˌsniː| — fighting with knives

snide |snaɪd| — expressive of contempt

sniff |snɪf| — sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose

sniffy |ˈsnɪfɪ| — having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

snifter |ˈsnɪftər| — a globular glass with a small top; used for serving brandy

snifting-valve |ˈsnɪftɪŋvælv| — A small valve opening into the atmosphere from the cylinder or condenser of a steam engine, to allow the escape of air when the piston makes a stroke.

snigger |ˈsnɪɡər| — a disrespectful laugh

sniggering |ˈsnɪɡərɪŋ| — Present participle of snigger.

snip |snɪp| — a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)

snip-snap |ˈsnɪpsnæp| — A tart dialogue with quick replies.

snipe |snaɪp| — Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks

sniper |ˈsnɑɪpər| — a marksman who shoots at people from a concealed place

snipper |ˈsnɪpə| — Agent noun of to snip; a person or thing that snips.

snipper-snapper |ˈsnɪpəˌsnæpə| — (colloquial, dated) A small, insignificant fellow.

snippet |ˈsnɪpɪt| — a small piece of anything (especially a piece that has been snipped off)

snippets |ˈsnɪpəts| — plural form of snippet

snippy |ˈsnɪpɪ| — irritable; impatient; short-tempered.

snitch |snɪtʃ| — someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police

snivel |ˈsnɪvl| — whining in a tearful manner

sniveler  — a person who breathes audibly through a congested nose

sniveller |ˈsnɪvlər| — a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining

snob |snɑːb| — a person regarded as arrogant and annoying

snobbery |ˈsnɑːbərɪ| — the trait of condescending to those of lower social status

snobbish |ˈsnɑːbɪʃ| — befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior

snobbishness |ˈsnɒbɪʃnəs| — the trait of condescending to those of lower social status

snobbism  — the trait of condescending to those of lower social status

snobby |ˈsnɑːbɪ| — befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior

snog |snɑːɡ| — touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.

snood |snuːd| — an ornamental net in the shape of a bag that confines a woman's hair; pins or ties at the back of the head

snook |snuːk| — large tropical American food and game fishes of coastal and brackish waters; resemble pike

snooker |ˈsnuːkər| — a form of pool played with 15 red balls and six balls of other colors and a cue ball

snookered |ˈsnʊkərd| — (snooker, not comparable) In a situation where the cue ball position is such that one cannot directly hit the required object ball.

snoop |snuːp| — a spy who makes uninvited inquiries into the private affairs of others

snooper |ˈsnuːpər| — a spy who makes uninvited inquiries into the private affairs of others

snooping |ˈsnuːpɪŋ| — Present participle of snoop.

snoopy |ˈsnuːpɪ| — a fictional beagle in a comic strip drawn by Charles Schulz

snoot |snuːt| — a person regarded as arrogant and annoying

snootiness  — the quality of being snooty

snooty |ˈsnuːtɪ| — (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant

snooze |snuːz| — sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)

snore |snɔːr| — the rattling noise produced when snoring

snoring |ˈsnɔːrɪŋ| — the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound

snorkel |ˈsnɔːrkl| — breathing device consisting of a bent tube fitting into a swimmer's mouth and extending above the surface; allows swimmer to breathe while face down in the water

snort |snɔːrt| — a disrespectful laugh

snorter |ˈsnɔːrtər| — someone who expresses contempt or indignation by uttering a snorting sound

snorting |ˈsnɔːrtɪŋ| — an act of forcible exhalation

snot |snɑːt| — a person regarded as arrogant and annoying

snot-rag |ˈsnɒtræɡ| — (colloquial) A handkerchief.

snotter |ˈsnɒtə| — (nautical) A rope going over a yardarm, used to bend a tripping line to, in sending down topgallant and royal yards in vessels of war; also, the short line supporting the heel of the sprit in a small boat.

snotty |ˈsnɑːtɪ| — (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant

snotty-nosed  — marked by casual disrespect

snout |snaʊt| — a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose

snow |snəʊ| — precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals

snow-bird |ˈsnəʊbɜːd| — Any of several small birds including the snow bunting and snowfinch

snow-blind |ˈsnəʊˌblaɪnd| — affect with snow blindness

snow-broth  — snow and water mixed, or snow just melted

snow-capped |ˈsnəʊkæpt| — (of mountains) capped with a covering of snow

snow-drift |ˈsnəʊdrɪft| — An accumulation of snow caused by wind currents, typically much deeper and higher than the depth of snow that fell directly.

snow-flake |ˈsnəʊfleɪk| — Alternative spelling of snowflake.

snow-plough |ˈsnəʊplaʊ| — Commonwealth spelling of snow plow.

snow-white |ˈsnəʊ waɪt| — of the white color of snow

snowball |ˈsnəʊbɔːl| — plant having heads of fragrant white trumpet-shaped flowers; grows in sandy arid regions

snowbank  — a mound or heap of snow

snowbird |ˈsnəʊbɜːrd| — medium-sized Eurasian thrush seen chiefly in winter

snowbound |ˈsnəʊbaʊnd| — confined or shut in by heavy snow

snowcapped |ˈsnəʊkæpt| — Alternative form of snow-capped.

snowdrift |ˈsnəʊdrɪft| — a mass of snow heaped up by the wind

snowdrop |ˈsnəʊdrɑːp| — common anemone of eastern North America with solitary pink-tinged white flowers

snowfall |ˈsnəʊfɔːl| — precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals

snowflake |ˈsnəʊfleɪk| — a crystal of snow

snowmaking  — The artificial production of snow

snowman |ˈsnəʊmæn| — a figure of a person made of packed snow

snowmobile |ˈsnəʊməʊməbiːl| — tracked vehicle for travel on snow having skis in front

snowplough |ˈsnəʊplaʊ| — a vehicle used to push snow from roads

snowplow |ˈsnəʊplaʊ| — a vehicle used to push snow from roads

snows |snəʊz| — plural form of snow

snowslide |ˈsnəʊslaɪd| — An avalanche of snow

snowslip  — A large mass or avalanche of snow which slips down the side of a mountain, etc.

snowstorm |ˈsnəʊstɔːrm| — a storm with widespread snowfall accompanied by strong winds

snowy |ˈsnəʊɪ| — marked by the presence of snow

snub |snʌb| — an instance of driving away or warding off

snub-nosed |snʌb ˈnəʊzd| — having a blunt nose

snubber |ˈsnəbər| — A device used to suppress ("snub") voltage transients in electrical systems, pressure transients in fluid systems, or excess force or rapid movement in mechanical systems.

snuff |snʌf| — the charred portion of a candlewick

snuff out |ˈsnəf ˈaʊt| — put an end to; kill

snuff-box |ˈsnʌfbɒks| — Alternative spelling of snuffbox.

snuff-colour |ˈsnʌf kʌlər| — dark yellowish brown

snuffbox |ˈsnʌfbɑːks| — a small ornamental box for carrying snuff in your pocket

snuffers |ˈsnʌfəz| — scissors for cropping and holding the snuff of a candlewick

snuffle |ˈsnʌfl| — the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)

snuffy |ˈsnʌfiː| — Soiled with snuff.

snug |snʌɡ| — a small secluded room

snuggery |ˈsnʌɡərɪ| — a small secluded room

snuggle |ˈsnʌɡl| — a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace

snugly |ˈsnʌɡlɪ| — fitting closely

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