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spa |spɑː| — a health resort near a spring or at the seaside
space |speɪs| — the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
space-bar |ˈspeɪs bɑːrr| — (computing) A key, in the shape of a bar, near the bottom of a keyboard, that generates a space character when pressed
space-time |ˈspeɪs taɪm| — the four-dimensional coordinate system (3 dimensions of space and 1 of time) in which physical events are located
space-writer |ˈspeɪsˌraɪtə| — A journalist or other writer who is paid according to the column inches of his copy
spacebar — Alternative spelling of space bar.
spacecraft |ˈspeɪskræft| — a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun
spaced-out — stupefied by (or as if by) some narcotic drug
spaceless |speɪsləs| — boundless or unlimited
spaceman |ˈspeɪsmæn| — a person trained to travel in a spacecraft
spaceport |ˈspeɪˌspɔːrt| — A site for launching spacecraft.
spacer |ˈspeɪsər| — A person who works in space.
spaceship |ˈspeɪsʃɪp| — a spacecraft designed to carry a crew into interstellar space (especially in science fiction)
spaceward |ˈspeɪswəd| — towards outer space
spacey |ˈspeɪsɪ| — stupefied by (or as if by) some narcotic drug
spacing |ˈspeɪsɪŋ| — the time between occurrences of a repeating event
spacious |ˈspeɪʃəs| — very large in expanse or scope
spacy — stupefied by (or as if by) some narcotic drug
spade |speɪd| — a playing card in the major suit that has one or more black figures on it
spadeful |ˈspeɪdfʊl| — the quantity a shovel can hold
spadework |ˈspeɪdwɜːrk| — dull or routine preliminary work preparing for an undertaking
spado |ˈspeɪdəʊ| — (now rare) Someone who has been castrated; a eunuch or castrato.
spaghetti |spəˈɡetɪ| — spaghetti served with a tomato sauce
spake |speɪk| — (obsolete) Quiet; tame.
spall |ˈspɒl| — a fragment broken off from the edge or face of stone or ore and having at least one thin edge
spalpeen |spælˈpiːn| — (Ireland) A poor migratory farm worker in Ireland, often viewed as a rascal or mischievous and cunning person.
spam |spæm| — a canned meat made largely from pork
span |spæn| — the complete duration of something
span-new |nuː| — brand new; fire-new
spandrel |ˈspandrəl| — an approximately triangular surface area between two adjacent arches and the horizontal plane above them
spang |ˈspæŋ| — leap, jerk, bang
spangle |ˈspæŋɡl| — adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing
spangled |ˈspæŋɡəld| — covered with beads or jewels or sequins
Spaniard |ˈspænjərd| — a native or inhabitant of Spain
spaniel |ˈspænjəl| — any of several breeds of small to medium-sized gun dogs with a long silky coat and long frilled ears
Spanish |ˈspænɪʃ| — the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain
Spanish-speaking — able to communicate in Spanish
spank |spæŋk| — a slap with the flat of the hand
spanker |ˈspæŋkʌr| — a hitter who slaps (usually another person) with an open hand
spanking |ˈspæŋkɪŋ| — the act of slapping on the buttocks
spanless |ˈspænlɪs| — Incapable of being spanned.
spanner |ˈspænər| — a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
spanworm — A measuring worm.
spar |spɑːr| — any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable
sparable |ˈsperəb(ə)l| — A small headless nail used in making shoes (especially the heels)
spare |sper| — an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
spares |ˈsperz| — plural form of spare
sparge |spɑːrdʒ| — the act of sprinkling or splashing water
sparger |ˈspɑːrdʒər| — A vessel with a perforated cover for sprinkling a liquid.
sparing |ˈsperɪŋ| — avoiding waste
sparingly |ˈsperɪŋlɪ| — to a meager degree or in a meager manner
spark |spɑːrk| — a momentary flash of light
spark-gap |ˈspɑːkɡæp| — A gap, between two electrical terminals, across which sparks are generated.
spark-plug |ˈspɑːrk plʌɡ| — The part of an internal combustion engine which forms a high-voltage electric spark which ignites the fuel-air mixture to begin the power stroke.
sparking-plug |ˈspɑːrkɪŋ plʌɡ| — (dated) spark plug
sparkle |ˈspɑːrkl| — merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
sparkling |ˈspɑːrklɪŋ| — a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
sparkplug — Alternative form of spark plug.
sparks |ˈspɑːrks| — plural form of spark
sparring |ˈspɑːrɪŋ| — an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage
sparrow |ˈspærəʊ| — any of several small dull-colored singing birds feeding on seeds or insects
sparrow-grass |ˈspærəʊɡrɑːs| — Alternative form of sparrowgrass.
sparrow-hawk |ˈspærəʊhɔːk| — A species of small falcon, Falco sparverius, that preys on grasshoppers and small mammals.
sparrowgrass — (dialect, nonstandard) Asparagus.
sparrowhawk |ˈspærəʊhɔːk| — Alternative form of sparrow hawk.
sparry |ˈspɑːriː| — abundant with spar (the mineral)
sparse |spɑːrs| — not dense
sparsely |ˈspɑːrslɪ| — in a sparse way
sparseness |ˈspæsnəs| — the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness
Spartan |ˈspɑːrtn| — a resident of Sparta
spasm |ˈspæzəm| — a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
spasmodic |spæzˈmɑːdɪk| — affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm
spasmodically |spæzˈmɒdɪkəlɪ| — with spasms
spastic |ˈspæstɪk| — a person suffering from spastic paralysis
spat |spæt| — a quarrel about petty points
spatchcock |ˈspætʃkɑːk| — flesh of a chicken (or game bird) split down the back and grilled (usually immediately after being killed)
spate |speɪt| — (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
spathic |ˈspæθɪk| — (geology, mineralogy) Having good cleavage.
spatial |ˈspeɪʃl| — pertaining to or involving or having the nature of space
spatially |ˈspeɪʃəlɪ| — with regard to space
spatter |ˈspætər| — the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
spatterdashes |ˈspætəˌdæʃɪz| — Coverings for the legs, to protect them from water and mud; long gaiters.
spatterdock — common water lily of eastern and central North America, having broad leaves and globe-shaped yellow flowers; in sluggish fresh or slightly brackish water
spatula |ˈspætʃələ| — a turner with a narrow flexible blade
spavin |ˈspavən| — a swelling of the hock joint of a horse; resulting in lameness
spavined |ˈspævɪnd| — (of horses) afflicted with a swelling of the hock-joint
spawn |spɔːn| — the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs
spawning |ˈspɑːnɪŋ| — Present participle of spawn.
spay |speɪ| — remove the ovaries of
speak |spiːk| — express in speech
speak out |ˈspiːk ˈaʊt| — express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
speak up |ˈspiːk ʌp| — express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
speakeasy |ˈspiːkiːzɪ| — (during prohibition) an illegal barroom
speaker |ˈspiːkər| — someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
speaking |ˈspiːkɪŋ| — the utterance of intelligible speech
speaking-trumpet |ˈspiːkɪŋ trʌmpɪt| — A megaphone (of the older, non-electric kind).
speaking-tube |ˈspiːkɪŋ tjuːb| — A tube for conveying speech, especially from one room to another at a distance.
spear |spɪr| — a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
speared |spɪəd| — simple past tense and past participle of spear
spearhead |ˈspɪrhed| — someone who leads or initiates an activity (attack or campaign etc.)
spearman |ˈspɪrmən| — A soldier who fights with a spear
spearmint |ˈspɪrmɪnt| — common garden herb having clusters of small purplish flowers and yielding an oil used as a flavoring
spec |spek| — a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
special |ˈspeʃl| — a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising
specialism |ˈspeʃəlɪzm| — the concentration of your efforts on a particular field of study or occupation
specialist |ˈspeʃəlɪst| — an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
speciality |ˌspeʃɪˈælətɪ| — an asset of special worth or utility
specialization |ˌspeʃələˈzeɪʃən| — the act of specializing; making something suitable for a special purpose
specialize |ˈspeʃəlaɪz| — become more focused on an area of activity or field of study
specialized |ˈspeʃəlaɪzd| — developed or designed for a special activity or function
specializing |ˈspeʃəˌlaɪzɪŋ| — Present participle of specialize.
specially |ˈspeʃəlɪ| — in a special manner
specialty |ˈspeʃəltɪ| — an asset of special worth or utility
speciation |ˌspiːʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n| — the evolution of a biological species
specie |ˈspiːʃiː| — coins collectively
species |ˈspiːʃiːz| — (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
specific |spəˈsɪfɪk| — a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
specifically |spɪˈsɪfɪklɪ| — in distinction from others
specification |ˌspesɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
specifications |ˌspesəfɪˈkeɪʃənz| — plural form of specification
specificity |ˌspesəˈfɪsɪtɪ| — the quality of being specific rather than general
specifics |spɪˈsɪfɪks| — plural form of specific
specified |ˈspesəˌfaɪd| — clearly and explicitly stated
specify |ˈspesɪfaɪ| — specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
specimen |ˈspesɪmən| — an example regarded as typical of its class
specious |ˈspiːʃəs| — plausible but false
speck |spek| — a very small spot
specked |spekt| — having a pattern of dots
speckle |ˈspekl| — a small contrasting part of something
speckled |ˈspekld| — having a pattern of dots
specs |speks| — (plural) optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision
spectacle |ˈspektəkl| — something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight)
spectacled |ˈspektəkəld| — wearing, or having the face adorned with, eyeglasses or an eyeglass
spectacles |ˈspektəkəlz| — (plural) optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision
spectacular |spekˈtækjələr| — a lavishly produced performance
spectacularly |spekˈtækjələrlɪ| — in a spectacular manner
spectate |spekˈteɪt| — be a spectator in a sports event
spectator |ˈspekteɪtər| — a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
spectatress |spekˈteɪtrɪs| — (dated) A female spectator.
specter |ˈspektər| — a mental representation of some haunting experience
spectra |ˈspektrə| — plural form of spectrum
spectral |ˈspektrəl| — resembling or characteristic of a phantom
spectre |ˈspektər| — a ghostly appearing figure
spectrograph |ˈspektrəˌɡraf| — a spectroscope by which spectra can be photographed
spectrometer |spekˈtrɑːmɪtər| — spectroscope for obtaining a mass spectrum by deflecting ions into a thin slit and measuring the ion current with an electrometer
spectrometry |spekˈtrɑːmətrɪ| — the use of spectroscopes to analyze spectra
spectroscope |ˈspektrəskəʊp| — an optical instrument for spectrographic analysis
spectroscopic |ˌspektrəˈskɒpɪk| — of or relating to or involving spectroscopy
spectroscopy |spekˈtrɑːskəpɪ| — the use of spectroscopes to analyze spectra
spectrum |ˈspektrəm| — an ordered array of the components of an emission or wave
specula |ˈspekjʊləm| — plural form of speculum
specular |ˈspekjʊlə| — capable of reflecting light like a mirror
speculate |ˈspekjʊleɪt| — to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
speculating |ˈspekjəˌletɪŋ| — Present participle of speculate.
speculation |ˌspekjʊˈleɪʃn| — a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
speculative |ˈspekjələtɪv| — not financially safe or secure
speculator |ˈspekjəˌleɪtər| — someone who makes conjectures without knowing the facts
speculum |ˈspekjələm| — a mirror (especially one made of polished metal) for use in an optical instrument
sped |ˈsped| — Simple past tense and past participle of speed.
speech |spiːtʃ| — the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
speech-day |ˈspiːtʃ deɪ| — (education) A school event where prizes are given out to pupils, and speeches are made by guest speakers.
speechifier — a person who delivers a speech or oration
speechify |ˈspiːtʃɪfaɪ| — make speeches; hold forth, or harangue with a certain degree of formality
speechifying |ˈspiːtʃɪfaɪɪŋ| — Present participle of speechify.
speechless |ˈspiːtʃləs| — temporarily incapable of speaking
speed |spiːd| — distance travelled per unit time
speed up |ˈspiːd ʌp| — move faster
speed-boat |ˈspiːdbəʊt| — Alternative spelling of speedboat.
speed-limit |ˈspiːd lɪmɪt| — (countable) The maximum speed permitted by law for vehicles on the road.
speed-up |ˈspiːd ʌp| — (idiomatic, intransitive) To accelerate; to increase speed.
speedboat |ˈspiːdbəʊt| — a fast motorboat
speeder |ˈspiːdər| — a driver who exceeds the safe speed limit
speedily |ˈspiːdəlɪ| — with speed
speeding |ˈspɪdɪŋ| — changing location rapidly
speedo |ˈspiːdəʊ| — (informal) A speedometer, particularly one in a race car or other automobile.
speedometer |spiːˈdɑːmɪtər| — a meter fixed to a vehicle that measures and displays its speed
speedster |ˈspiːdstər| — One who is noted for being very fast.
speedup |ˈspiːˌdəp| — the act of accelerating; increasing the speed
speedwalk — A moving walkway.
speedway |ˈspiːdweɪ| — road where high speed driving is allowed
speedwell |ˈspiːdwel| — any plant of the genus Veronica
speedy |ˈspiːdɪ| — characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed
spelaeologist |ˌspiːlɪˈɒlədʒɪst| — a person who explores caves
speleologist |ˌspiːlɪˈɒlədʒɪst| — a person who explores caves
spell |spel| — a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
spell out |ˈspel ˈaʊt| — make explicit; specify in detail
spellbind |ˈspelˌbaɪnd| — to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
spellbinder |ˈspelbaɪndər| — an orator who can hold his listeners spellbound
spellbinding |ˈspelbaɪndɪŋ| — attracting and holding interest as if by a spell
spellbound |ˈspelˌbɑʊnd| — having your attention fixated as though by a spell
spelldown |ˈspelˌdaʊn| — a contest in which you are eliminated if you fail to spell a word correctly
speller |ˈspelər| — someone who spells words
spellful — Abounding in spells or charms.
spelling |ˈspelɪŋ| — forming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usage
spelling-bee |ˈspelɪŋbiː| — A spelling competition where contestants, usually children, are asked to spell words; the individual or team spelling the most words correctly wins.
spelt |spelt| — hardy wheat grown mostly in Europe for livestock feed
spelter |ˈspeltər| — impure zinc containing about three percent lead and other impurities (especially in the form of ingots)
spelunker — a person who explores caves
spencer |ˈspensər| — English philosopher and sociologist who applied the theory of natural selection to human societies (1820-1903)
spend |spend| — use up a period of time in a specific way
spend-all — someone who spends money prodigally
spender |ˈspendər| — English poet and critic (1909-1995)
spending |ˈspendɪŋ| — the act of spending or disbursing money
spendthrift |ˈspendθrɪft| — someone who spends money prodigally
spent |spent| — drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted
sperm |spɜːrm| — the male reproductive cell; the male gamete
sperm-whale |ˈspɜːm weɪl| — A whale (Physeter macrocephalus), the largest of the toothed whales.
spermaceti |ˌspɜːməˈsetɪ| — a white waxy substance from oil of the sperm whale
spermatic |spərˈmadɪk| — consisting of or resembling spermatozoa
spermatozoa |ˌspɜːmətəˈzəʊə| — plural form of spermatozoon
spermatozoon |ˌspɜːrmətəˈzəʊən| — the male reproductive cell; the male gamete
sperry |ˈsperɪ| — United States engineer and inventor of the gyrocompass (1860-1930)
spew |spjuː| — expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth
sphacelate |ˈsfæsɪleɪt| — undergo necrosis
sphagnum |ˈsfæɡnəm| — any of various pale or ashy mosses of the genus Sphagnum whose decomposed remains form peat
sphenoid |ˈsfiːnɔɪd| — butterfly-shaped bone at the base of the skull
spheral |ˈsfiːrəl| — spherical
sphere |sfɪr| — a particular environment or walk of life
spheric |ˈsfɪrɪk ˈsferɪk| — having the shape of a sphere or ball
spherical |ˈsferɪkl| — having the shape of a sphere or ball
sphericity |sfɪˈrɪsɪtiː| — the roundness of a 3-dimensional object
spherics |ˈsferɪks| — (mathematics) The part of geometry and trigonometry that deals with spheres.
spheroid |ˈsfɪrɔɪd| — a shape that is generated by rotating an ellipse around one of its axes
spheroidal |sfɪˈrɔɪdl| — having the nature or shape of an ellipsoid
spherule |ˈsferuːl| — a small sphere
sphincter |ˈsfɪŋktər| — a ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening
sphinges |ˈsfɪndʒiːz| — Plural form of sphinx
sphinx |sfɪŋks| — an inscrutable person who keeps his thoughts and intentions secret
spica |ˈspaɪkə| — the brightest star in Virgo
spice |spaɪs| — aromatic substances of vegetable origin used as a preservative
spiculum — small pointed structure serving as a skeletal element in various marine and freshwater invertebrates e.g. sponges and corals
spicy |ˈspaɪsɪ| — producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves
spider |ˈspaɪdər| — predatory arachnid with eight legs, two poison fangs, two feelers, and usually two silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey
spider-crab |ˈspaɪdəkræb| — Any of various species of crab of the family Majidae with long legs.
spider-web |ˈspaɪdəweb| — Alternative form of spiderweb.
spiderman |ˈspaɪdərmæn| — steeplejack
spiderweb |ˈspaɪdəweb| — The net-like construct of a spider containing sticky strands to catch prey.
spidery |ˈspaɪdərɪ| — relating to or resembling a member of the class Arachnida
spiel |ʃpiːl| — plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
spieler |ˈspiːlər| — A person that speaks fluently, glibly.
spifflicate |ˈspɪflɪkeɪt| — Alternative spelling of spiflicate.
spiflicate — To confound, silence or dumbfound - 1785 Francis Grose, Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
spigot |ˈspɪɡət| — a plug for a bunghole in a cask
spike |spaɪk| — a transient variation in voltage or current
spiked |ˈspaɪkt| — having a long sharp point
spikenard |ˈspaɪknɑːrd| — an aromatic ointment used in antiquity
spiky |ˈspaɪkɪ| — having or as if having especially high-pitched spots
spile |spaɪl| — a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
spill |spɪl| — liquid that is spilled
spill over |ˈspɪl ˈəʊvər| — overflow with a certain feeling
spilled |ˈspɪld| — (chiefly US) simple past tense and past participle of spill
spillikin |ˈspɪləkɪn| — a thin strip of wood used in playing the game of jackstraws
spillover |ˈspɪləʊvər| — (economics) any indirect effect of public expenditure
spillway |ˈspɪlweɪ| — a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
spilt |spɪlt| — That has been spilt.
spilth |spɪlθ| — (archaic) A spillage; spilled material.
spin |spɪn| — a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
spin off |ˈspɪn ˈɒf| — produce as a consequence of something larger
spin out |ˈspɪnˌaʊt| — prolong or extend
spin-off |ˈspɪn ɒf| — a product made during the manufacture of something else
spinach |ˈspɪnɪtʃ| — southwestern Asian plant widely cultivated for its succulent edible dark green leaves
spinal |ˈspaɪnl| — anesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord
spindle |ˈspɪndl| — (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle
spindle-legged |ˈspɪndl leɡd| — having long slender legs
spindle-shanked |ˈspɪndl ʃænkt| — having long slender legs
spindle-shaped — tapering at each end
spindleshanks — a thin person with long thin legs
spindling |ˈspɪndlɪŋ| — Present participle of spindle.
spindly |ˈspɪndlɪ| — long and lean
spindrift |ˈspɪndrɪft| — spray blown up from the surface of the sea
spine |spaɪn| — the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
spine-chiller — A work of fiction that induces fear or nervousness.
spinel |spəˈnel| — a hard glassy mineral consisting of an oxide of magnesium and aluminum; occurs in various colors that are used as gemstones
spineless |ˈspaɪnləs| — weak in willpower, courage or vitality
spinelessness — the quality of lacking a strong character; an irresolute disposition
spinet |ˈspɪnət| — a small and compactly built upright piano
spinnaker |ˈspɪnəkər| — a large and usually triangular headsail; carried by a yacht as a headsail when running before the wind
spinner |ˈspɪnər| — someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads)
spinney |ˈspɪnɪ| — a copse that shelters game
spinning |ˈspɪnɪŋ| — creating thread
spinning-wheel |ˈspɪnɪŋ wiːl| — a domestic device for making yarn or thread; having a single spindle and a wheel driven by hand or foot
spinny — Alternative spelling of spinney.
spinster |ˈspɪnstər| — an elderly unmarried woman
spinthariscope |spɪnˈθæriːˌskəʊp| — an early device used for observing individual nuclear disintegrations
spiny |ˈspaɪnɪ| — having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
spiracle |ˈspɪrəkəl| — a breathing orifice
spiraea |spaɪˈriːə| — a Japanese shrub that resembles members of the genus Spiraea; widely cultivated in many varieties for its dense panicles of flowers in many colors; often forced by florists for Easter blooming
spiral |ˈspaɪrəl| — a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center
spirant |ˈspaɪərənt| — a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
spire |ˈspaɪər| — a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top
spirea — a Japanese shrub that resembles members of the genus Spiraea; widely cultivated in many varieties for its dense panicles of flowers in many colors; often forced by florists for Easter blooming
spirilla |ˈspaɪrɪlə| — any flagellated aerobic bacteria having a spirally twisted rodlike form
spirillum |ˌspaɪəˈriːləm| — spirally twisted elongate rodlike bacteria usually living in stagnant water
spirit |ˈspɪrɪt| — the vital principle or animating force within living things
spirit-lamp |ˈspɪrɪt læmp| — A lamp that burns a volatile liquid fuel such as alcohol, ethanol or denatured alcohol.
spirit-level |ˈspɪrɪt levəl| — A tool employing a chamber with a colored liquid (usually alcohol, hence spirit) and an air bubble, used to determine a horizontal or vertical reference line.
spirited |ˈspɪrɪtɪd| — marked by lively action
spiritism |ˈspɪrəˌtɪzəm| — concern with things of the spirit
spiritless |ˈspɪrɪtləs| — evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant
spiritlessness — the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
spirits |ˈspɪrəts| — an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
spiritual |ˈspɪrɪtʃʊəl| — a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
spiritualism |ˈspɪrɪtʃʊəlɪzəm| — (theology) any doctrine that asserts the separate existence of God
spiritualistic |ˌspɪrɪtʃʊəˈlɪstɪk| — of or relating to or connected with spiritualism
spirituality |ˌspɪrɪtʃəˈwælətɪ| — property or income owned by a church
spiritualize |ˈspɪrɪtʃʊəlaɪz| — give a spiritual meaning to; read in a spiritual sense
spiritually |ˈspɪrɪtʃəwəlɪ| — in a spiritual manner
spirituous |ˈspɪrɪtjʊəs| — containing or of the nature of alcohol
spirt |spərt| — the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
spit |spɪt| — a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea
spit out |ˈspɪt ˈaʊt| — spit up in an explosive manner
spite |spaɪt| — feeling a need to see others suffer
spiteful |ˈspaɪtfl| — showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite
spitefulness |ˈspaɪtfəlnəs| — feeling a need to see others suffer
spitfire |ˈspɪtfaɪər| — a highly emotional and quick-tempered person (especially a girl or woman)
spitting |ˈspɪtɪŋ| — the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)
spittle |ˈspɪtl| — 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
spittoon |spɪˈtuːn| — a receptacle for spit (usually in a public place)
spitz |spɪts| — any of various stocky heavy-coated breeds of dogs native to northern regions having pointed muzzles and erect ears with a curled furry tail
spiv |spɪv| — a person without employment who makes money by various dubious schemes; goes about smartly dressed and having a good time
spivery — Behaviour characteristic of a spiv
spivvery |ˈspɪvərɪ| — Alternative spelling of spivery.
splanchnic |ˈsplæŋknɪk| — relating to or affecting the viscera
splash |splæʃ| — the sound like water splashing
splashboard |ˈsplaʃbɔːd| — protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side
splashdown |ˈsplæʃdaʊn| — a landing of a spacecraft in the sea at the end of a space flight
splasher |ˈsplæʃʌr| — a protective covering over or beside a wheel to protect the upper part of a vehicle from splashes of mud
splashy |ˈsplæʃɪ| — marked by ostentation but often tasteless
splatter |ˈsplætər| — the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
splay |spleɪ| — an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger
splayfoot |ˈspleɪfʊt| — a foot afflicted with a fallen arch; abnormally flattened and spread out
splayfooted |ˈspleɪfʊtɪd| — having feet that turn outward
spleen |spliːn| — a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses
spleenful |ˈspliːnfəl| — Full of spleen; spiteful.
spleeny — full of spleen; melancholy
splendent |ˈsplendənt| — shining; glossy; lustrous
splendid |ˈsplendɪd| — having great beauty and splendor
splendidly |ˈsplendədlɪ| — extremely well
splendiferous |splenˈdɪfərəs| — having great beauty and splendor
splendor |ˈsplendər| — a quality that outshines the usual
splendour |ˈsplendər| — a quality that outshines the usual
splenetic |spləˈnetɪk| — very irritable
splenic |ˈsplenɪk| — of or relating to the spleen
splice |splaɪs| — a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together
spline |splaɪn| — a flexible strip (wood or rubber) used in drawing curved lines
splint |splɪnt| — a thin sliver of wood
splint-bone |ˈsplɪntbəʊn| — One of the rudimentary, splint-like metacarpal or metatarsal bones on either side of the cannon bone in the limbs of the horse and related animals.
splinter |ˈsplɪntər| — a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
splintery |ˈsplɪntərɪ| — subject to breaking into sharp slender pieces
split |splɪt| — extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
split up |ˈsplɪt ʌp| — an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
split-second — The nick of time; a brief moment.
splitter |ˈsplɪdər| — a worker who splits fish and removes the backbone
splitting |ˈsplɪtɪŋ| — resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree
splodge |splɑːdʒ| — an irregularly shaped spot
splosh |splɑːʃ| — make a splashing sound
splotch |splɒtʃ| — an irregularly shaped spot
splotchy |ˈsplɒtʃɪ| — marked or covered with large, irregular spots
splurge |splɜːrdʒ| — an ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)
splutter |ˈsplʌtər| — the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
spoffish — (UK, colloquial, dated) earnest and active in matters of no importance; bustling
spoil |spɔɪl| — (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)
spoil-sport |ˈspɔɪlspɔːt| — (dated) An alternative form for spoilsport.
spoilage |ˈspɔɪlɪdʒ| — the amount that has spoiled
spoiled |ˌspɔɪld| — having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention
spoils |ˌspɔɪlz| — That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty.
spoilsman |ˈspɔɪlzmən| — (US) A politician who serves only for a share of the spoils.
spoilsmen — plural form of spoilsman
spoilsport |ˈspɔɪlspɔːrt| — someone who spoils the pleasure of others
spoilt |spɔɪlt| — having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention
spoke |spəʊk| — support consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim
spoken |ˈspəʊkən| — uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination
spokesman |ˈspəʊksmən| — a male spokesperson
spokesperson |ˈspəʊkspɜːrsn| — an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
spokeswoman |ˈspəʊkswʊmən| — a female spokesperson
spoliation |ˌspəʊlɪˈeɪʃən| — (law) the intentional destruction of a document or an alteration of it that destroys its value as evidence
spondaic |spɒnˈdeɪɪk| — of or consisting of spondees
spondee |ˈspɑːndiː| — a metrical unit with stressed-stressed syllables
sponge |spʌndʒ| — a porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
sponge down |ˈspəndʒ ˈdaʊn| — clean with a sponge, by rubbing
sponge off |ˈspəndʒ ˈɒf| — clean with a sponge, by rubbing
sponge on |ˈspəndʒ ɑːn| — apply with a sponge
sponge up |ˈspəndʒ ʌp| — absorb as if with a sponge
sponge-cake |ˈspʌndʒ keɪk| — A light, soft, baked dessert (commonly layered with cream and jam) that is typically made with flour, sugar, baking powder and eggs.
sponger |ˈspʌndʒər| — a workman employed to collect sponges
sponginess |ˈspʌndʒɪnəs| — the porosity of a sponge
spongy |ˈspʌndʒɪ| — easily squashed; resembling a sponge in having soft porous texture and compressibility
sponsion |ˈspɑːnʃən| — The act of becoming surety for another.
sponsor |ˈspɑːnsər| — someone who supports or champions something
sponsored |ˈspɑːnsərd| — simple past tense and past participle of sponsor
sponsoring |ˈspɑːnsərɪŋ| — Present participle of sponsor.
sponsorship |ˈspɑːnsərʃɪp| — the act of sponsoring (either officially or financially)
spontaneity |ˌspɑːntəˈneɪətɪ| — the quality of being spontaneous and coming from natural feelings without constraint
spontaneous |spɑːnˈteɪnɪəs| — said or done without having been planned or written in advance
spontaneously |spanˈteɪnɪəslɪ| — in a spontaneous manner
spoof |spuːf| — a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
spoofy — Characterized by spoof; satirical.
spook |spuːk| — someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
spooky |ˈspuːkɪ| — unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
spool |spuːl| — a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound
spoon |spuːn| — a piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle; used to stir or serve or take up food
spoon-drift |ˈspuːndrɪft| — (nautical) A cloud of water droplets whipped up from wave-tops in a storm.
spoon-fed |fed| — simple past tense and past participle of spoon-feed
spoon-feed |ˈspuːnfiːd| — to feed using a spoon
spoon-meat |ˈspuːnmiːt| — (dated) food to be taken with a spoon; liquid food
spoonbill |ˈspuːnbɪl| — wading birds having a long flat bill with a tip like a spoon
spoondrift — spray blown up from the surface of the sea
spoonerism |ˈspuːnərɪzəm| — transposition of initial consonants in a pair of words
spoonful |ˈspʊnfʊl| — as much as a spoon will hold
spoony |ˈspuːniː| — Enamored in a silly or sentimental way.
spoor |spʊr| — the trail left by a person or an animal; what the hunter follows in pursuing game
sporadic |spəˈrædɪk| — recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances
sporadically |spəˈrædɪkəlɪ| — in a sporadic manner
sporangia |spəˈrændʒɪə| — plural form of sporangium
sporangium |spəˈrændʒiːəm| — organ containing or producing spores
spore |spɔːr| — a small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion
sporran |ˈspɑːrən| — a fur or leather pouch worn at the front of the kilt as part of the traditional dress of Scottish Highlanders
sport |spɔːrt| — an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
sportful |ˈspɔːtfʊl| — (archaic) playful, related to sport
sporting |ˈspɔːrtɪŋ| — exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
sportive |ˈspɔːrtɪv| — given to merry frolicking
sports |spɔːrts| — plural form of sport
sportscaster |ˈspɔːrtsˌkæstər| — an announcer who reads sports news or describes sporting events
sportsman |ˈspɔːrtsmən| — someone who engages in sports
sportsmanlike |ˈspɔːrtsmənlaɪk| — exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
sportsmanship |ˈspɔːrtsmənˌʃɪp| — fairness in following the rules of the game
sportswoman |ˈspɔːrtswʊmən| — someone who engages in sports
sporty |ˈspɔːrtɪ| — exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
spot |spɑːt| — a point located with respect to surface features of some region
spotless |ˈspɑːtləs| — completely neat and clean
spotlight |ˈspɑːtlaɪt| — a focus of public attention
spotted |ˈspɑːtɪd| — having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)
spotter |ˈspɑːtər| — a worker employed at a dry-cleaning establishment to remove spots
spotting |ˈspɑːtɪŋ| — the act of spotting or staining something
spotty |ˈspɑːtɪ| — having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)
spousal |ˈspaʊzl| — of or relating to a wedding
spouse |spaʊs| — a person's partner in marriage
spout |spaʊt| — an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain
spraddle |ˈspradl| — A manner of walking with the legs spread out.
sprain |spreɪn| — a painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of its ligaments
sprang |spræŋ| — Simple past tense of spring.
sprat |spræt| — small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned like sardines
sprawl |sprɔːl| — an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
sprawling |ˈsprɒlɪŋ| — an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about
spray |spreɪ| — a pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying
sprayer |ˈspreɪər| — a worker who applies spray to a surface
spraying |ˈspreɪɪŋ| — the dispersion of fungicides or insecticides or fertilizer on growing crops (often from a low-flying aircraft)
spread |spred| — process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
spread out |ˈspred ˈaʊt| — move outward
spread-eagle |ˌiːɡəl| — stretch out completely
spreadeagle |ˌspredˈiːɡl| — defeat disastrously
spreader |ˈspredər| — a hand tool for spreading something
spreading |ˈspredɪŋ| — process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
spreadsheet |ˈspredʃiːt| — a screen-oriented interactive program enabling a user to lay out financial data on the screen
spree |spriː| — a brief indulgence of your impulses
sprig |sprɪɡ| — a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
spriggy — Full of sprigs, or small branches.
sprightly |ˈspraɪtlɪ| — full of spirit and vitality
spring |ˈsprɪŋ| — the season of growth
spring up |ˈsprɪŋ ʌp| — come into existence; take on form or shape
springboard |ˈsprɪŋbɔːrd| — a flexible board for jumping upward
springbok |ˈsprɪŋbɑːk| — a South African gazelle noted for springing lightly into the air
springbuck |ˈsprɪŋbʌk| — a South African gazelle noted for springing lightly into the air
springe |sprɪnj| — To catch in a springe; to ensnare.
springer |ˈsprɪŋər| — the lowest stone in an arch -- from which it springs
springhalt — (obsolete) A kind of lameness in horses.
springhead |ˈsprɪŋˌhed| — A source of a natural spring.
springiness — the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
springtide |ˈsprɪŋtaɪd| — a swelling rush of anything
springtime |ˈsprɪŋtaɪm| — the season of growth
springy |ˈsprɪŋɪ| — elastic; rebounds readily
sprinkle |ˈsprɪŋkl| — a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
sprinkler |ˈsprɪŋklər| — mechanical device that attaches to a garden hose for watering lawn or garden
sprinkling |ˈsprɪŋklɪŋ| — a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly
sprint |sprɪnt| — a quick run
sprinter |ˈsprɪntər| — someone who runs a short distance at top speed
sprit |sprɪt| — a light spar that crosses a fore-and-aft sail diagonally
sprite |spraɪt| — a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
spritz |sprɪts| — a quick squirt of some liquid (usually carbonated water)
sprocket |ˈsprɑːkɪt| — roller that has teeth on the rims to pull film or paper through
sprout |spraʊt| — any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud
spruce |spruːs| — light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork
sprue |spruː| — a chronic disorder that occurs in tropical and non-tropical forms and in both children and adults; nutrients are not absorbed; symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhea and emaciation
sprung |sprʌŋ| — Past participle of spring
spry |spraɪ| — moving quickly and lightly
spud |spʌd| — an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
spudding — (drilling) The initial drilling of a well; a test drilling.
spuddle |ˈspʌdl| — (obsolete) To make a lot of fuss about trivial things, as if it were important.
spue |spjuː| — expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth
spume |spjuːm| — foam or froth on the sea
spumous |ˈspjuːməs| — frothy or foamy; spumy
spumy |ˈspjuːmɪ| — emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
spun |spʌn| — Simple past tense and past participle of spin.
spunk |spʌŋk| — material for starting a fire
spunky |ˈspʌŋkɪ| — showing courage
spur |spɜːr| — a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
spurge |spərj| — any of numerous plants of the genus Euphorbia; usually having milky often poisonous juice
spurious |ˈspjʊrɪəs| — ostensibly valid, but not actually valid
spuriously |ˈspjʊərɪəslɪ| — in a false and spurious manner
spurn |spɜːrn| — reject with contempt
spurrier |ˈspɜːrɪər| — A maker of spurs.
spurt |spɜːrt| — the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
sputa |ˈspjuːtə| — plural form of sputum
sputnik |ˈspʌtnɪk| — a Russian artificial satellite
sputter |ˈspʌtər| — the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
sputum |ˈspjuːtəm| — expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness
spy |spaɪ| — (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors
spyglass |ˈspaɪɡlæs| — a small refracting telescope
spyhole |ˈspaɪhəʊl| — a hole (in a door or an oven etc) through which you can peep
spying |ˈspaɪɪŋ| — keeping a secret or furtive watch
spyware |ˈspaɪwer| — computer software that obtains information from a user's computer without the user's knowledge or consent