English dictionary


suasion |ˈsweɪʒn| — the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action

suave |swɑːv| — having a sophisticated charm

suavely |ˈswɑːvli| — with suavity; in a suave manner

suavity |ˈswɑːvɪti| — the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner

sub |sʌb| — a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States

sub-Saharan |ˌsʌb səˈhɑːrən| — of or relating to or situated in the region south of the Sahara Desert

subaltern |səˈbɔːltərn| — a British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain

subaqueous |səbˈeɪkwiːəs| — growing or remaining under water

subarctic |səbˈɑːrktɪk| — of or relating to latitudes just south of the Arctic Circle

subatomic |ˌsʌbəˈtɑːmɪk| — of smaller than atomic dimensions

subcommittee |ˈsʌbkəmɪti| — a subset of committee members organized for a specific purpose

subconscious |ˌsʌbˈkɑːnʃəs| — psychic activity just below the level of awareness

subcontinent |ˌsʌbˈkɑːntɪnənt| — a large and distinctive landmass (as India or Greenland) that is a distinct part of some continent

subcontract |ˌsʌbˈkɑːntrækt| — a contract assigning to another party some obligations of a prior contract

subcontractor |sʌbˈkɑːntræktər| — someone who enters into a subcontract with the primary contractor

subculture |ˈsʌbkʌltʃər| — a social group within a national culture that has distinctive patterns of behavior and beliefs

subcutaneous |ˌsʌbkjuˈteɪniəs| — relating to or located below the epidermis

subdivide |ˈsʌbdɪvaɪd| — form into subdivisions

subdivision |ˌsʌbdɪˈvɪʒn| — an area composed of subdivided lots

subdue |səbˈduː| — put down by force or intimidation

subdued |səbˈduːd| — in a softened tone

subeditor |sʌbˈedɪtər| — an assistant editor

subfamily |ˈsəbˌfæməli| — (biology) a taxonomic category below a family

subgroup |ˈsʌbɡruːp| — a distinct and often subordinate group within a group

subhead |ˈsʌbˌhed| — a heading of a subdivision of a text

subheading |ˌsʌbˈhedɪŋ| — a heading of a subdivision of a text

subhuman |ˌsʌbˈhjuːmən| — unfit for human beings

subjacent |səbˈdʒeɪsənt| — lying nearby but lower

subject |ˈsʌbdʒɪkt| — the subject matter of a conversation or discussion

subjection |səbˈdʒekʃn| — forced submission to control by others

subjective |səbˈdʒektɪv| — taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias

subjectively |səbˈdʒektɪvli| — in a subjective way

subjectivism |səbˈdʒektɪvɪzəm| — (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge and value are dependent on and limited by your subjective experience

subjectivity |səbdʒekˈtɪvəti| — judgment based on individual personal impressions and feelings and opinions rather than external facts

subjoin |səbˈjoin| — add to the end

subjugate |ˈsʌbdʒuɡeɪt| — put down by force or intimidation

subjugation |ˌsʌbdʒʊˈɡeɪʃən| — forced submission to control by others

subjugator |ˈsʌbdʒʊɡeɪtə| — a conqueror who defeats and enslaves

subjunctive |səbˈdʒʌŋktɪv| — a mood that represents an act or state (not as a fact but) as contingent or possible

sublease |ˈsʌˌblis| — a lease from one lessee to another

sublet |ˌsʌbˈlet| — a lease from one lessee to another

sublieutenant |ˌsʌbləˈtenənt| — an officer ranking next below a lieutenant

sublimate |ˈsʌblɪmeɪt| — the product of vaporization of a solid

sublimation |ˌsʌblɪˈmeɪʃən| — (chemistry) a change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid

sublime |səˈblaɪm| — vaporize and then condense right back again

sublimely |səˈblaɪmli| — in a lofty and exalted manner

subliminal |ˌsʌbˈlɪmɪnl| — below the threshold of conscious perception

sublimity |səˈblɪmɪti| — nobility in thought or feeling or style

sublunar |səbˈluːnər| — of this earth

sublunary |səbˈluːnəriː| — of this earth

submarine |ˌsʌbməˈriːn| — a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes

submariner |sʌbˈmærɪnər| — a member of the crew of a submarine

submerge |səbˈmɜːrdʒ| — sink below the surface; go under or as if under water

submerged |səbˈmɝːdʒd| — beneath the surface of the water

submergence |səbˈmɝːdʒəns| — sinking until covered completely with water

submerse |səbˈmərs| — sink below the surface; go under or as if under water

submersed |səbˈmɝːst| — beneath the surface of the water

submersible |səbˈmɜːrsəbl| — an apparatus intended for use under water

submersion |səbˈmɜːrʒn| — sinking until covered completely with water

submission |səbˈmɪʃn| — something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others (as in a competition)

submissive |səbˈmɪsɪv| — abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant

submissively |səbˈmɪsɪvli| — in a servile manner

submissiveness |səbˈmɪsɪvnəs| — the trait of being willing to yield to the will of another person or a superior force etc.

submit |səbˈmɪt| — refer for judgment or consideration

submitter  — someone who yields to the will of another person or force

subnormal |ˌsʌbˈnɔːrml| — a person of less than normal intelligence

suborder |ˈsʌbˌɔːrdər| — (biology) taxonomic group that is a subdivision of an order

subordinate |səˈbɔːrdɪnət| — an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

subordination |səˌbɔːrdɪˈneɪʃn| — the state of being subordinate to something

suborn |səˈbɔːrn| — incite to commit a crime or an evil deed

subornation |ˌsʌbɔːrˈneɪʃən| — underhandedly or improperly inducing someone to do something improper or unlawful

suborner |sʌˈbɔːnə| — someone who pays (or otherwise incites) you to commit a wrongful act

subpoena |səˈpiːnə| — a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding; disobedience may be punishable as a contempt of court

subpopulation  — a population that is part of a larger population

subscribe |səbˈskraɪb| — offer to buy, as of stocks and shares

subscriber |səbˈskraɪbər| — someone who expresses strong approval

subscription |səbˈskrɪpʃn| — a payment for consecutive issues of a newspaper or magazine for a given period of time

subsection |ˈsʌbsekʃn| — a section of a section; a part of a part; i.e., a part of something already divided

subsequent |ˈsʌbsɪkwənt| — following in time or order

subsequently |ˈsʌbsɪkwəntli| — happening at a time subsequent to a reference time

subserve |səbˈsərv| — be helpful or useful

subservience |səbˈsɝːviəns| — the condition of being something that is useful in reaching an end or carrying out a plan

subservient |səbˈsɜːrviənt| — compliant and obedient to authority

subset |ˈsʌbset| — a set whose members are members of another set; a set contained within another set

subside |səbˈsaɪd| — wear off or die down

subsidence |səbˈsaɪdns| — an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)

subsidiarity |səbˌsɪdiˈerɪti| — secondary importance

subsidiary |səbˈsɪdieri| — an assistant subject to the authority or control of another

subsidize |ˈsʌbsɪdaɪz| — support through subsidies

subsidized |ˈsʌbsəˌdaɪzd| — having partial financial support from public funds

subsidy |ˈsʌbsədi| — a grant paid by a government to an enterprise that benefits the public

subsist |səbˈsɪst| — support oneself

subsistence |səbˈsɪstəns| — minimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting

subsoil |ˈsʌbsɔɪl| — the layer of soil between the topsoil and bedrock

subsonic |ˌsʌbˈsɑːnɪk| — (of speed) less than that of sound in a designated medium

subspecies |ˈsʌbspiːʃiːz| — (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species

substance |ˈsʌbstəns| — the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists

substandard |ˌsʌbˈstændərd| — falling short of some prescribed norm

substantial |səbˈstænʃl| — of considerable importance, size, or worth

substantiality |səbˌstænʃɪˈælɪtɪ| — the quality of being substantial or having substance

substantially |səbˈstænʃəli| — to a great extent or degree

substantiate |səbˈstænʃieɪt| — establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

substantiation |səbˌstæntʃiˈeɪʃən| — additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct

substantival |ˌsʌbstənˈtaɪvəl| — of or relating to or having the nature or function of a substantive (i.e. a noun or noun equivalent)

substantive |səbˈstæntɪv| — any word or group of words functioning as a noun

substation |ˈsʌbsteɪʃn| — a subsidiary station where electricity is transformed for distribution by a low-voltage network

substitutable  — (of words) interchangeable in a given context without changing the import of the expression

substitute |ˈsʌbstɪtuːt| — a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another

substitution |ˌsʌbstɪˈtuːʃn| — an event in which one thing is substituted for another

substrate |ˈsʌbstreɪt| — the substance that is acted upon by an enzyme or ferment

substratum |ˈsʌbstreɪtəm| — a surface on which an organism grows or is attached

substructure |ˈsʌbstrʌktʃər| — the basic structure or features of a system or organization

subsume |səbˈsuːm| — contain or include

subsurface |ˈsəbˌsərfəs| — beneath the surface

subsystem |ˈsəbˌsistəm| — a system that is part of some larger system

subtend |səbˈtend| — be opposite to; of angles and sides, in geometry

subterfuge |ˈsʌbtərfjuːdʒ| — something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity

subterranean |ˌsʌbtəˈreɪniən| — being or operating under the surface of the earth

subterraneous |ˌsʌbtəˈreɪnjəs| — being or operating under the surface of the earth

subtilize |ˈsʌtlaɪz| — mark fine distinctions and subtleties, as among words

subtitle |ˈsʌbtaɪtl| — translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen

subtle |ˈsʌtl| — difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze

subtlety |ˈsʌtlti| — a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

subtly |ˈsʌtli| — in a subtle manner

subtopia |ˌsʌbˈtoʊpɪə| — monotonous urban sprawl of standardized buildings

subtract |səbˈtrækt| — make a subtraction

subtraction |səbˈtrækʃn| — an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated

subtrahend |ˈsəbtrəˌhend| — the number to be subtracted from the minuend

subtropic  — of or relating to or characteristic of conditions in the subtropics

subtropical |sʌbˈtrɑpɪkəl| — of or relating to or characteristic of conditions in the subtropics

subunit |ˈsʌbjuːnɪt| — a monetary unit that is valued at a fraction (usually one hundredth) of the basic monetary unit

suburb |ˈsʌbɜːrb| — a residential district located on the outskirts of a city

suburban |səˈbɜːrbən| — relating to or characteristic of or situated in suburbs

suburbanite |səˈbɝːbəˌnaɪt| — a resident of a suburb

subvention |səbˈvenʃn| — grant of financial aid as from a government to an educational institution

subversion |səbˈvɜrʒən| — destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity

subversive |səbˈvɜːrsɪv| — a radical supporter of political or social revolution

subvert |səbˈvɜːrt| — cause the downfall of; of rulers

subway |ˈsʌbweɪ| — an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)

succedaneum |ˌsʌksɪˈdeɪnɪəm| — (medicine) something that can be used as a substitute (especially any medicine that may be taken in place of another)

succeed |səkˈsiːd| — attain success or reach a desired goal

succeeding |səkˈsiːdɪŋ| — (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving

success |səkˈses| — an event that accomplishes its intended purpose

successful |səkˈsesfl| — having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome

successfully |səkˈsesfəli| — with success; in a successful manner

succession |səkˈseʃn| — a following of one thing after another in time

successive |səkˈsesɪv| — in regular succession without gaps

successively |səkˈsesɪvli| — in proper order or sequence

successor |səkˈsesər| — a person who follows next in order

succinct |səkˈsɪŋkt| — briefly giving the gist of something

succinctly |səkˈsɪŋktli| — with concise and precise brevity; to the point

succinctness |səkˈsɪŋktnəs| — terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words

succor |ˈsəkər| — assistance in time of difficulty

succory |ˈsʌkəriː| — perennial Old World herb having rayed flower heads with blue florets cultivated for its root and its heads of crisp edible leaves used in salads

succotash |ˈsʌkətæʃ| — fresh corn and lima beans with butter or cream

succour |ˈsʌkər| — assistance in time of difficulty

succulence |ˈsʌkjʊləns| — a juicy appetizingness

succulent |ˈsʌkjələnt| — a plant adapted to arid conditions and characterized by fleshy water-storing tissues that act as water reservoirs

succumb |səˈkʌm| — consent reluctantly

such |sʌtʃ| — to so extreme a degree

suchlike |ˈsʌtʃlaɪk| — of the same kind

suck |sʌk| — the act of sucking

suck in |ˈsək ɪn| — take up as if with a sponge

suck out |ˈsək ˈaʊt| — remove by suction

suck up |ˈsəkəp| — take in, also metaphorically

sucker |ˈsʌkər| — a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

sucking |ˈsʌkɪŋ| — the act of sucking

suckle |ˈsʌkl| — suck milk from the mother's breasts

suckling |ˈsʌklɪŋ| — English poet and courtier (1609-1642)

suction |ˈsʌkʃn| — a force over an area produced by a pressure difference

suctorial |səkˈtɔːriːəl| — adapted for sucking or clinging by suction

Sudanese |ˌsuːdəˈniːz| — a native or inhabitant of Sudan

sudatorium |suːdəˈtɔːriːəm| — a bathhouse for hot air baths or steam baths

sudden |ˈsʌdn| — happening without warning or in a short space of time

suddenly |ˈsʌdənli| — happening unexpectedly

suddenness |sʌdənnəs| — the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning

sudorific |suːdəˈrɪfɪk| — a medicine that causes or increases sweating

suds |sʌdz| — the froth produced by soaps or detergents

sudsy |ˈsʌdzɪ| — resembling lather or covered with lather

sue |suː| — French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857)

suede |sweɪd| — leather with a napped surface

suet |ˈsuːɪt| — hard fat around the kidneys and loins in beef and sheep

suety |ˈsuːɪti| — like or full of suet

suffer |ˈsʌfər| — undergo or be subjected to

sufferance |ˈsʌfərəns| — patient endurance especially of pain or distress

sufferer |ˈsʌfərər| — a person suffering from an illness

suffering |ˈsʌfərɪŋ| — a state of acute pain

suffice |səˈfaɪs| — be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity

sufficiency |səˈfɪʃnsi| — sufficient resources to provide comfort and meet obligations

sufficient |səˈfɪʃnt| — of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant

sufficiently |səˈfɪʃəntli| — to a sufficient degree

suffix |ˈsʌfɪks| — an affix that is added at the end of the word

suffocate |ˈsʌfəkeɪt| — deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing

suffocating |ˈsʌfəˌketɪŋ| — causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat

suffocation |ˌsʌfəˈkeɪʃən| — killing by depriving of oxygen

suffocative  — causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat

suffragan |ˈsʌfrəɡən| — an assistant or subordinate bishop of a diocese

suffrage |ˈsʌfrɪdʒ| — a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment

suffragette |ˌsʌfrəˈdʒet| — a woman advocate of women's right to vote (especially a militant advocate in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 20th century)

suffragist |ˈsəfrəjəst| — an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)

suffuse |səˈfjuːz| — cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across

suffusion |səˈfjuːʒən| — the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance

sugar |ˈʃʊɡər| — a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative

sugar-coated |ˈʃʊɡə koʊtɪd| — encrusted with sugar or syrup

sugarcane  — juicy canes whose sap is a source of molasses and commercial sugar; fresh canes are sometimes chewed for the juice

sugarcoat  — coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze

sugared |ˈʃʊɡərd| — with sweetening added

sugarloaf |ˈʃʊɡərˌlof| — a large conical loaf of concentrated refined sugar

sugarplum |ˈʃʊɡərplʌm| — any of various small sugary candies

sugary |ˈʃʊɡəri| — containing sugar

suggest |səˈdʒest| — make a proposal, declare a plan for something

suggestibility |səˌdʒestəˈbɪlɪti| — susceptibility or responsiveness to suggestion

suggestible |səˈdʒestəbl| — susceptible or responsive to suggestion

suggestion |səˈdʒestʃən| — an idea that is suggested

suggestive |səˈdʒestɪv| — tending to suggest or imply

suicidal |ˌsuːɪˈsaɪdl| — dangerous to yourself or your interests

suicide |ˈsuːɪsaɪd| — the act of killing yourself

suit |suːt| — a set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color

suitability |ˌsuːtəˈbɪləti| — the quality of having the properties that are right for a specific purpose

suitable |ˈsuːtəbl| — meant or adapted for an occasion or use

suitably |ˈsuːtəbli| — in accordance with what is appropriate or suitable for the circumstances

suitcase |ˈsuːtkeɪs| — a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes

suite |swiːt| — a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected

suited |ˈsuːtɪd| — meant or adapted for an occasion or use

suiting |ˈsuːtɪŋ| — a fabric used for suits

suitor |ˈsuːtər| — a man who courts a woman

sulfa |ˈsəlfə| — antibacterial consisting of any of several synthetic organic compounds capable of inhibiting the growth of bacteria that require PABA

sulfate |ˈsʌlfeɪt| — a salt or ester of sulphuric acid

sulfide |ˈsʌlfɑɪd| — a compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive

sulfur |ˈsʌlfər| — an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)

sulfuretted  — treated or impregnated with sulfur

sulfuric |səlˈfjʊrɪk| — of or relating to or containing sulfur

sulfurous  — harsh or corrosive in tone

sulk |sʌlk| — a mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal

sulky |ˈsʌlki| — a light two-wheeled vehicle for one person; drawn by one horse

sullen |ˈsʌlən| — showing a brooding ill humor

sullenly |ˈsʌlənli| — in a sullen manner

sully |ˈsʌli| — United States painter (born in England) of portraits and historical scenes (1783-1872)

sulpha |ˈsʌlfə| — antibacterial consisting of any of several synthetic organic compounds capable of inhibiting the growth of bacteria that require PABA

sulphate |ˈsʌlfeɪt| — a salt or ester of sulphuric acid

sulphide |ˈsʌlfaɪd| — a compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive

sulphur |ˈsʌlfər| — an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)

sulphuretted |ˈsʌlfjʊretɪd| — treated or impregnated with sulfur

sulphuric |sʌlˈfjʊrɪk| — of or relating to or containing sulfur

sulphurous |ˈsʌlfərəs| — harsh or corrosive in tone

sultan |ˈsʌltən| — the ruler of a Muslim country (especially of the former Ottoman Empire)

sultana |sʌlˈtænə| — pale yellow seedless grape used for raisins and wine

sultanate |ˈsʌltənət| — country or territory ruled by a sultan

sultriness |ˈsʌltrɪnəs| — oppressively hot and humid weather

sultry |ˈsʌltri| — sexually exciting or gratifying

sum |sʌm| — a quantity of money

sum up |ˈsəm ʌp| — give a summary (of)

sumac |ˈsuːmæk| — wood of a sumac

sumach |ˈʃuːmæk| — a shrub or tree of the genus Rhus (usually limited to the non-poisonous members of the genus)

summarily |səˈmerəli| — without delay; in a summary manner

summarize |ˈsʌməraɪz| — give a summary (of)

summary |ˈsʌməri| — a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form

summation |sʌˈmeɪʃn| — a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court)

summative  — of or relating to a summation or produced by summation

summer |ˈsʌmər| — the warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox

summerhouse |ˈsʌməhaʊs| — a small roofed building affording shade and rest

summersault |ˈsʌmərˌsɔːlt| — an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return

summerset |ˈsʌmərˌset| — an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return

summertime |ˈsʌmərtaɪm| — the warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox

summery |ˈsʌməri| — belonging to or characteristic of or occurring in summer

summit |ˈsʌmɪt| — the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

summon |ˈsʌmən| — call in an official matter, such as to attend court

summons |ˈsʌmənz| — a request to be present

sump |sʌmp| — an oil reservoir in an internal combustion engine

sumpter |ˈsəm(p)tər| — an animal (such as a mule or burro or horse) used to carry loads

sumptuary |ˈsʌmptjʊəri| — regulating or controlling expenditure or personal behavior

sumptuous |ˈsʌmptʃuəs| — ostentatiously rich and superior in quality

sumptuously |ˈsʌmptʃʊəsli| — in a sumptuous and opulent manner

sumptuousness |ˈsʌmptʃʊəsnəs| — wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living

sun |sʌn| — the star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system

sun-dried |ˈsʌn draɪd| — dried naturally by the sun

sun-worship |ˈsʌn wɝːʃɪp| — the worship of the sun

sunbathe |ˈsʌnbeɪð| — expose one's body to the sun

sunbeam |ˈsʌnbiːm| — a ray of sunlight

sunbelt |ˈsənbelt| — states in the south and southwest that have a warm climate and tend to be politically conservative

sunblind |ˈsʌnblaɪnd| — a canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun

sunbonnet |ˈsʌnbɒnɪt| — a large bonnet that shades the face; worn by girls and women

sunburn |ˈsʌnbɜːrn| — a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun

sunburnt |ˈsʌnbɝːnt| — suffering from overexposure to direct sunlight

sunburst |ˈsʌnbɜːrst| — a sudden emergence of the sun from behind clouds

sundae |ˈsʌndeɪ| — ice cream served with a topping

Sunday |ˈsʌndeɪ| — first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians

sunder |ˈsʌndər| — break apart or in two, using violence

sundew |ˈsʌnˌduː| — any of various bog plants of the genus Drosera having leaves covered with sticky hairs that trap and digest insects; cosmopolitan in distribution

sundial |ˈsʌndaɪəl| — timepiece that indicates the daylight hours by the shadow that the gnomon casts on a calibrated dial

sundog  — a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals

sundown |ˈsʌndaʊn| — the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon

sundowner |ˈsʌndaʊnər| — a tramp who habitually arrives at sundown

sundries |ˈsʌndrɪz| — miscellaneous objects too numerous or too small to be specified

sundry |ˈsʌndri| — consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds

sunflower |ˈsʌnflaʊər| — any plant of the genus Helianthus having large flower heads with dark disk florets and showy yellow rays

sung |sʌŋ| — the imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy

sunglasses |ˈsʌnɡlæsɪz| — (plural) spectacles that are darkened or polarized to protect the eyes from the glare of the sun

sunhat |ˈsʌnhæt| — a hat with a broad brim that protects the face from direct exposure to the sun

sunk |sʌŋk| — doomed to extinction

sunken |ˈsʌŋkən| — having a sunken area

sunlight |ˈsʌnlaɪt| — the rays of the sun

sunlit |ˈsʌnlɪt| — lighted by sunlight

sunny |ˈsʌni| — bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer

sunrise |ˈsʌnraɪz| — the first light of day

sunroom |ˈsʌnruːm| — a room enclosed largely with glass and affording exposure to the sun

sunscreen |ˈsʌnskriːn| — a cream spread on the skin; contains a chemical (as PABA) to filter out ultraviolet light and so protect from sunburn

sunset |ˈsʌnset| — the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon

sunshade |ˈsʌnʃeɪd| — a canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun

sunshine |ˈsʌnʃaɪn| — the rays of the sun

sunspot |ˈsʌnspɑːt| — a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field

sunstone |ˈsʌnstəʊn| — a translucent quartz spangled with bits of mica or other minerals

sunstroke |ˈsʌnstroʊk| — sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat

suntan |ˈsʌntæn| — a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun

sunup |ˈsʌnʌp| — the first light of day

sup |sʌp| — a small amount of liquid food

super |ˈsuːpər| — a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector

superannuate |ˌsuːpəˈrænjʊeɪt| — retire and pension (someone) because of age or physical inability

superannuated |ˌsuːpərˈænjueɪtɪd| — too old to be useful

superannuation |ˌsuːpərˌænjuˈeɪʃn| — a monthly payment made to someone who is retired from work

superb |suːˈpɜːrb| — of surpassing excellence

supercargo |ˈsuːpəkɑːrɡoʊ| — an officer on a merchant ship in charge of the cargo and its sale and purchase

supercharge |ˌsuːpərˈtʃɑːrdʒ| — increase or raise

supercharger |ˈsuːpətʃɑːrdʒər| — compressor that forces increased oxygen into the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine

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

superciliously |ˌsuːpəˈsɪlɪəsli| — with a sneer; in an uncomplimentary sneering manner

superciliousness |ˌsuːpəˈsɪlɪəsnəs| — the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior

supercomputer |ˈsuːpərkəmpjuːtər| — a mainframe computer that is one of the most powerful available at a given time

superconductivity |ˌsuːpərˌkɑːnˌdəkˈtɪvəti| — the disappearance of electrical resistance at very low temperatures

supererogation |ˌsuːpəˌrerəˈɡeɪʃən| — an effort above and beyond the call of duty

supererogatory |ˌsjuːpəreˈrɒɡətərɪ| — more than is needed, desired, or required

superfatted |ˌsuːpəˈfætɪd| — (of soap) containing extra unsaponified fat

superficial |ˌsuːpərˈfɪʃl| — of little substance or significance

superficiality |ˌsuːpəˌfɪʃɪˈælɪti| — lack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling

superficially |ˌsuːpərˈfɪʃəli| — in a superficial manner

superficies |ˌsuːpəˈfɪʃiːz| — the purely external aspect of a thing; superficial appearance

superfine |ˈsuːpərfaɪn| — of extremely fine size or texture

superfluity |ˌsuːpərˈfluːəti| — extreme excess

superfluous |suːˈpɜːrfluəs| — serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being

superfluously |suːˈpɝːflʊəsli| — in a superfluous manner

Superfund |ˌsuːpərˈfənd| — the federal government's program to locate and investigate and clean up the worst uncontrolled and abandoned toxic waste sites nationwide; administered by the Environmental Protection Agency

superhighway |ˌsuːpərˈhaɪweɪ| — a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic

superhuman |ˌsuːpərˈhjuːmən| — above or beyond the human or demanding more than human power or endurance

superimpose |ˌsuːpərɪmˈpoʊz| — place on top of

superimposed |ˌsuːpərɪmˈpoʊzd| — placed on or over something else

superincumbent |ˌsuːpəriːnˈkʌmbənt| — lying or resting on and exerting pressure on something else

superintend |ˌsuːpərɪnˈtend| — watch and direct

superintendence |ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendəns| — management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group

superintendent |ˌsuːpərɪnˈtendənt| — a person who directs and manages an organization

superior |suːˈpɪriər| — one of greater rank or station or quality

superiority |suːˌpɪriˈɔːrəti| — the quality of being superior

superlative |suːˈpɜːrlətɪv| — an exaggerated expression (usually of praise)

superlunary |ˌsuːpərˈluːnəriː| — unworldly or ethereal

superman |ˈsuːpərmæn| — a person with great powers and abilities

supermarket |ˈsuːpərmɑːrkət| — a large self-service grocery store selling groceries and dairy products and household goods

supernal |səˈpərnl| — of heaven or the spirit

supernatant |ˌsuːpərˈneɪtnt| — the clear liquid that lies above a sediment or precipitate

supernatural |ˌsuːpərˈnætʃrəl| — supernatural forces and events and beings collectively

supernormal |ˌsuːpəˈnɔːrməl| — beyond the range of the normal or scientifically explainable

supernova |ˌsuːpərˈnoʊvə| — a star that explodes and becomes extremely luminous in the process

supernumerary |ˌsuːpərˈnuːməreri| — a person serving no apparent function

superpose |ˌsuːpərˈpoʊz| — place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide

superposition |ˌsuːpəˈpoʊz| — (geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another

superpower |ˈsuːpərpaʊər| — a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world

supersaturated  — being more concentrated than normally possible and therefore not in equilibrium

superscribe |ˈsuːpərˌskraɪb| — write on the top or outside

superscription |ˌsuːpəˈskrɪpʃən| — an inscription written above something else

supersede |ˌsuːpərˈsiːd| — take the place or move into the position of

supersonic |ˌsuːpərˈsɑːnɪk| — having frequencies above those of audible sound

superstar |ˈsuːpərstɑːr| — someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

superstition |ˌsuːpərˈstɪʃn| — an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear

superstitious |ˌsuːpərˈstɪʃəs| — showing ignorance of the laws of nature and faith in magic or chance

superstratum |ˈsuːpəˌstrɑːtəm| — any stratum or layer superimposed on another

superstructure |ˈsuːpərstrʌktʃər| — structure consisting of the part of a ship above the main deck

supertax |ˈsuːpətæks| — an additional tax on certain kinds of income that has already been taxed

supervene |ˌsuːpərˈviːn| — take place as an additional or unexpected development

supervention |ˌsjuːpəˈvenʃən| — a following on in addition

supervise |ˈsuːpərvaɪz| — watch and direct

supervised |ˈsuːpərˌvaɪzd| — under observation or under the direction of a superintendent or overseer

supervising |ˈsuːpərˌvaɪzɪŋ| — management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group

supervision |ˌsuːpərˈvɪʒn| — management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group

supervisor |ˈsuːpərvaɪzər| — one who supervises or has charge and direction of

supervisory |ˌsuːpərˈvaɪzəri| — of or limited to or involving supervision

supinator |ˈsuːpɪneɪtə| — a muscle (especially in the forearm) that produces or assists in supination

supine |ˈsuːpaɪn| — lying face upward

supinely |ˈsuːpaɪnli| — with the face upward

supper |ˈsʌpər| — a light evening meal; served in early evening if dinner is at midday or served late in the evening at bedtime

supplant |səˈplænt| — take the place or move into the position of

supple |ˈsʌpl| — make pliant and flexible

supplejack |ˈsəpəlejak| — walking stick made from the wood of an American tropical vine

supplement |ˈsʌplɪmənt| — textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end

supplemental |ˌsʌpləˈmentəl| — functioning in a supporting capacity

supplementary |ˌsʌplɪˈmentri| — functioning in a supporting capacity

supplementation |sʌplɪmenˈteɪʃən| — a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)

suppleness |ˈsʌplnəs| — the gracefulness of a person or animal that is flexible and supple

suppliant |ˈsʌplɪənt| — one praying humbly for something

supplicant |ˈsʌpləkənt| — someone who prays to God

supplicate |ˈsʌplɪkeɪt| — ask humbly (for something)

supplication |ˌsʌplɪˈkeɪʃn| — a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service

supplicatory |sʌpləkəˌtɔːriː| — humbly entreating

supplier |səˈplɑɪər| — someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity

supply |səˈplaɪ| — an amount of something available for use

support |səˈpɔːrt| — the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities

supportable |səˈpɔːrtəbəl| — capable of being borne though unpleasant

supported |səˈpɔːrtəd| — sustained or maintained by aid (as distinct from physical support)

supporter |səˈpɔːrtər| — a person who backs a politician or a team etc.

supporting |səˈpɔːrtɪŋ| — the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening

supportive |səˈpɔːrtɪv| — furnishing support or assistance

suppose |səˈpoʊz| — express a supposition

supposed |səˈpoʊzd| — required or under orders

supposedly |səˈpoʊzɪdli| — believed or reputed to be the case

supposition |ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃn| — a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

suppositional |ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃənl| — based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence

supposititious |səpɑːzɪˈtɪʃəs| — based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence

suppository |səˈpɑːzətɔːri| — a small plug of medication designed for insertion into the rectum or vagina where it melts

suppress |səˈpres| — bring under control by force or authority

suppression |səˈpreʃn| — the failure to develop some part or organ

suppurate |ˈsʌpjureɪt| — cause to ripen and discharge pus

suppuration |ˌsʌpjʊˈreɪʃən| — (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus

supra |ˈsuːprə| — (in writing) at an earlier place

supranational |ˌsuːprəˈnæʃnəl| — transcending established national boundaries or spheres of interest

supremacy |suːˈpreməsi| — power to dominate or defeat

supreme |suːˈpriːm| — final or last in your life or progress

supremely |suːˈpriːməli| — to the maximum degree

sura |ˈsʊrə| — one of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran

surcease |sərˈsiːs| — a stopping

surcharge |ˈsɜːrtʃɑːrdʒ| — an additional charge (as for items previously omitted or as a penalty for failure to exercise common caution or common skill)

surd |sɜːrd| — a consonant produced without sound from the vocal cords

sure |ʃʊr| — exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance

sure-fire |faɪr| — certain to be successful

sure-footed |ʃʊə ˈfʊtɪd| — not liable to stumble or fall

surefooted |ˈʃɔːˌfʊtɪd| — not liable to stumble or fall

surely |ˈʃʊrli| — definitely or positively (`sure' is sometimes used informally for `surely')

surety |ˈʃʊrəti| — something clearly established

surf |sɜːrf| — waves breaking on the shore

surface |ˈsɜːrfɪs| — the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary

surface-to-air |ˈˌsərfəs tə ˈe(ə)r| — operating from or designed to be launched from the ground against an airborne target

surfboard |ˈsɜːrfbɔːrd| — a narrow buoyant board for riding surf

surfeit |ˈsɜːrfɪt| — the state of being more than full

surfer |ˈsɝːfər| — someone who engages in surfboarding

surfing |ˈsɜːrfɪŋ| — the sport of riding a surfboard toward the shore on the crest of a wave

surfriding |ˈsɝːfraɪdɪŋ| — the sport of riding a surfboard toward the shore on the crest of a wave

surge |sɜːrdʒ| — a sudden forceful flow

surgeon |ˈsɜːrdʒən| — a physician who specializes in surgery

surgery |ˈsɜːrdʒəri| — the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures

surgical |ˈsɜːrdʒɪkl| — performed with great precision

surgically |ˈsɝːdʒɪkəli| — in a surgical manner; by means of surgery

surliness |ˈsɝːlɪnəs| — a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger

surly |ˈsɜːrli| — inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

surmise |sərˈmaɪz| — a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

surmount |sərˈmaʊnt| — get on top of; deal with successfully

surmountable |səˈmaʊntəbəl| — capable of being surmounted

surmullet |sərˈmələt| — brightly colored tropical fishes with chin barbels

surname |ˈsɜːrneɪm| — the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)

surpass |sərˈpæs| — distinguish oneself

surpassing |sərˈpæsɪŋ| — exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence

surplice |ˈsɜːrpləs| — a loose-fitting white ecclesiastical vestment with wide sleeves

surplus |ˈsɜːrpləs| — a quantity much larger than is needed

surplusage |ˈsɜːpləsɪdʒ| — a quantity much larger than is needed

surprise |sərˈpraɪz| — the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you

surprised |sərˈpraɪzd| — taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment

surprisedly |səˈpraɪzədli| — in the manner of one who is surprised

surprising |sərˈpraɪzɪŋ| — causing surprise or wonder or amazement

surprisingly |sərˈpraɪzɪŋli| — in a surprising manner

surreal |səˈriːəl| — characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions

surrealism |səˈriːəlɪzəm| — a 20th century movement of artists and writers (developing out of dadaism) who used fantastic images and incongruous juxtapositions in order to represent unconscious thoughts and dreams

surrebutter |ˌsərəˈbədər| — (law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rebutter

surrejoinder |ˌsərəˈjoindər| — (law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rejoinder

surrender |səˈrendər| — acceptance of despair

surreptitious |ˌsɜːrəpˈtɪʃəs| — marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

surrey |ˈsɜːri| — a county in southeastern England on the Thames

surrogate |ˈsɜːrəɡət| — someone who takes the place of another person

surround |səˈraʊnd| — the area in which something exists or lives

surrounded |səˈraʊndəd| — confined on all sides

surrounding |səˈraʊndɪŋ| — closely encircling

surroundings |səˈraʊndɪŋz| — the environmental condition

surtax |ˈsɜːrtæks| — an additional tax on certain kinds of income that has already been taxed

surveillance |sɜːrˈveɪləns| — close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)

survey |ˈsɜːrveɪ| — a detailed critical inspection

surveying |sərˈveɪɪŋ| — the practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map

surveyor |sərˈveɪər| — an engineer who determines the boundaries and elevations of land or structures

survival |sərˈvaɪvl| — a state of surviving; remaining alive

survive |sərˈvaɪv| — continue to live and avoid dying

surviving |sərˈvaɪvɪŋ| — still in existence

survivor |sərˈvaɪvər| — one who lives through affliction

susceptibility |səˌseptəˈbɪləti| — the state of being susceptible; easily affected

susceptible |səˈseptəbl| — easily impressed emotionally

suslik |ˈsʌslɪk| — rather large central Eurasian ground squirrel

suspect |səˈspekt| — someone who is under suspicion

suspected |səˈspektəd| — believed likely

suspend |səˈspend| — hang freely

suspended |səˈspendəd| — (of undissolved particles in a fluid) supported or kept from sinking or falling by buoyancy and without apparent attachment

suspender |səˈspendər| — elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)

suspense |səˈspens| — apprehension about what is going to happen

suspension |səˈspenʃn| — a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy

suspensive |səˈspensiv| — (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense

suspensory |səˈspensəriː| — a bandage of elastic fabric applied to uplift a dependant part (as the scrotum or a pendulous breast)

suspicion |səˈspɪʃn| — an impression that something might be the case

suspicious |səˈspɪʃəs| — openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

suspiciously |səˈspɪʃəsli| — with suspicion

suspiciousness  — being of a suspicious nature

suspire |səˈspaɪr| — heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily

sustain |səˈsteɪn| — lengthen or extend in duration or space

sustainability |səˌstenəˈbɪləti| — the property of being sustainable

sustainable |səˈsteɪnəbl| — capable of being sustained

sustained |səˈsteɪnd| — maintained at length without interruption or weakening

sustenance |ˈsʌstənəns| — a source of materials to nourish the body

sustentation |ˌsʌst(ə)nˈteɪʃ(ə)n| — the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence

susurration |ˌsuːsəˈreɪʃən| — the indistinct sound of people whispering

susurrous  — characterized by soft sounds

sutler |ˈsətlər| — a supplier of victuals or supplies to an army

Sutra |ˈsuːtrə| — a rule or aphorism in Sanskrit literature or a group of aphoristic doctrinal summaries prepared for memorization

suttee |ˈsʌtiː| — the act of a Hindu widow willingly cremating herself on the funeral pyre of her dead husband

suture |ˈsuːtʃər| — an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull)

suzerain |ˈsuːzəreɪn| — a state exercising a degree of dominion over a dependent state especially in its foreign affairs

suzerainty |ˈsuːzərənti| — the position or authority of a suzerain