English dictionary


sybarite |ˈsɪbəraɪt| — a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses

sybaritic |ˌsɪbəˈrɪtɪk| — displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses

sycamine |ˈsɪkəmɪn| — A tree, mentioned in Luke's Gospel, and thought to be the black mulberry.

sycamore |ˈsɪkəmɔːr| — variably colored and sometimes variegated hard tough elastic wood of a sycamore tree

syce |saɪs| — Alternative spelling of sais.

sycophancy |ˈsɪkəfənsɪ| — fawning obsequiousness

sycophant |ˈsɪkəfænt| — a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage

sycophantic |ˌsɪkəˈfæntɪk| — attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

sycosis |saɪˈkəʊsɪs| — (pathology) A pustular eruption that affects the scalp or the bearded part of the face

syenite |ˈsaɪɪnaɪt| — (geology) An igneous rock composed of feldspar and hornblende

syllabarium  — A syllabary.

syllabary |ˈsɪləberɪ| — a writing system whose characters represent syllables

syllabi |ˈsɪləbaɪ| — plural form of syllabus

syllabic |sɪˈlæbɪk| — of or relating to syllables

syllabicate |sɪˈlæbɪkeɪt| — divide into syllables

syllabication |sɪˌlæbɪˈkeɪʃən| — forming or dividing words into syllables

syllabification |sɪˌlæbɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — forming or dividing words into syllables

syllabify |sɪˈlæbɪfaɪ| — divide into syllables

syllabize |ˈsɪləbaɪz| — divide into syllables

syllable |ˈsɪləbl| — a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme

syllabub |ˈsɪləbʌb| — spiced hot milk with rum or wine

syllabus |ˈsɪləbəs| — an integrated course of academic studies

syllogism |ˈsɪlədʒɪzəm| — deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises

syllogize |ˈsɪləˌdʒaɪz| — reason by syllogisms

sylph |sɪlf| — a slender graceful young woman

sylphlike |ˈsɪlflaɪk| — (of a woman or girl) slender and graceful like a sylph

sylvan |ˈsɪlvən| — a spirit that lives in or frequents the woods

sylviculture |ˈsɪlvəˌkʌltʃər| — Alternative spelling of silviculture.

sylviculturist  — One who cultivates forest trees, especially as a business.

symbiosis |ˌsɪmbaɪˈəʊsɪs| — the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other

symbiotic |ˌsɪmbaɪˈəʊsɪs| — used of organisms (especially of different species) living together but not necessarily in a relation beneficial to each

symbol |ˈsɪmbl| — an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

symbolic |sɪmˈbɑːlɪk| — serving as a visible symbol for something abstract

symbolical |sɪmˈbɒlɪkəl| — serving as a visible symbol for something abstract

symbolically |ˌsɪmˈbɑːlɪkəlɪ| — in a symbolic manner

symbolics |ˌsɪmˈbɑːlɪks| — The study of ancient symbols;

symbolism |ˈsɪmbəlɪzəm| — a system of symbols and symbolic representations

symbolist |ˈsɪmbəlɪzəm| — a member of an artistic movement that expressed ideas indirectly via symbols

symbolize |ˈsɪmbəlaɪz| — express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol

symbolizing |ˈsɪmbəˌlaɪzɪŋ| — the act of representing something with a symbol

symbology |sɪmˈbɒlədʒɪ| — the study or the use of symbols and symbolism

symmetric |sɪˈmetrɪk| — having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts

symmetrical |sɪˈmetrɪkl| — exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities

symmetrize |ˈsɪmɪˌtraɪz| — make symmetric

symmetry |ˈsɪmətrɪ| — (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane

sympathetic |ˌsɪmpəˈθetɪk| — showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity

sympathize |ˈsɪmpəθaɪz| — share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of

sympathizer |ˈsɪmpəθaɪzər| — a person who commiserates with someone who has had misfortune

sympathizing |ˈsɪmpəˌθaɪzɪŋ| — Present participle of sympathize.

sympathy |ˈsɪmpəθɪ| — an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion

symphonic |sɪmˈfɑːnɪk| — harmonious in sound

symphony |ˈsɪmfənɪ| — a long and complex sonata for symphony orchestra

symposia |sɪmˈpəʊzɪə| — Plural form of symposium

symposium |sɪmˈpəʊzɪəm| — a meeting or conference for the public discussion of some topic especially one in which the participants form an audience and make presentations

symptom |ˈsɪmptəm| — (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

symptomatic |ˌsɪmptəˈmætɪk| — characteristic or indicative of a disease

symptomatology |ˌsɪm(p)tə(ʊ)məˈtɒlədʒɪ| — (uncountable) The science that studies the symptoms of diseases.

synagogue |ˈsɪnəɡɑːɡ| — (Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation

synapse |ˈsaɪnæps| — the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle

sync |sɪŋk| — make synchronous and adjust in time or manner

synchrocyclotron |sɪŋkrəʊˈsaɪklətrɑːn| — cyclotron that achieves relativistic velocities by modulating the frequency of the accelerating electric field

synchromesh |ˌsɪŋkrəʊˈmeʃ| — an automotive system for shifting gears in which the gears revolve at the same speed and so shift smoothly

synchronism |ˈsɪŋkrəˌnɪzəm| — the relation that exists when things occur at the same time

synchronization |ˌsɪŋkrənaɪˈzeɪʃən| — the relation that exists when things occur at the same time

synchronize |ˈsɪŋkrənaɪz| — make synchronous and adjust in time or manner

synchronized |ˈsɪŋkrəˌnaɪzd| — operating in unison

synchronizer |ˈsɪŋkrənaɪzə| — an instrument that indicates whether two periodic motions are synchronous (especially an instrument that enables a pilot to synchronize the propellers of a plane that has two or more engines)

synchronous |ˈsɪŋkrənəs| — occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase

synchrotron |ˈsɪŋkrəʊtrɒn| — cyclotron in which the electric field is maintained at a constant frequency

syncline |ˈsɪŋklaɪn| — (geology) A concave-upward fold in rock strata

syncopate |ˈsɪŋkəˌpet| — omit a sound or letter in a word

syncopation |ˈsɪŋkəˌpeʃən| — (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')

syncope |ˈsɪŋkəpɪ| — a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain

syncretism |ˈsɪŋkrətɪzəm| — the union (or attempted fusion) of different systems of thought or belief (especially in religion or philosophy)

syndetic |sɪnˈdedɪk| — connected by a conjunction

syndetical  — syndetic

syndic |ˈsɪndɪk| — one appointed to represent a city or university or corporation in business transactions

syndicalism |ˈsɪndɪkəlɪzəm| — a radical political movement that advocates bringing industry and government under the control of labor unions

syndicalist |ˈsɪndɪkəlɪst| — an advocate of anarchism

syndicate |ˈsɪndɪkət| — a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

syndicated |ˈsɪndɪˌkeɪtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of syndicate

syndrome |ˈsɪndrəʊm| — a complex of concurrent things

syne |saɪn| — (Scotland, northern England) Subsequently; then. [from 14th c.]

synecdoche |sɪˈnekdəkɪ| — substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa

synergistic |ˌsɪnərˈdʒɪstɪk| — working together; used especially of groups, as subsidiaries of a corporation, cooperating for an enhanced effect

synergy |ˈsɪnərdʒɪ| — the working together of two things (muscles or drugs for example) to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects

syngenesis |sɪnˈdʒenɪsɪs| — (genetics) The genetic origin of an individual derived from material from both parents (by sexual reproduction)

synod |ˈsɪnəd| — a council convened to discuss ecclesiastical business

synodal  — A tribute in money formerly paid to the bishop or archdeacon, at the time of his Easter visitation, by every parish priest, now made to the ecclesiastical commissioners; a procuration.

synodic |sɪˈnɒdɪk| — of, related to or produced by a synod; synodal

synodical |sɪˈnɒdɪk(ə)l| — synodic

synonym |ˈsɪnənɪm| — two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context

synonymic |ˌsɪnəˈnɪmɪk| — of, relating to, or being a synonym

synonymous |sɪˈnɑːnɪməs| — (of words) meaning the same or nearly the same

synonymy |sɪˈnɑːnɪmɪ| — the semantic relation that holds between two words that can (in a given context) express the same meaning

synopses |sɪˈnɒpsiːz| — plural form of synopsis

synopsis |sɪˈnɑːpsɪs| — a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

synoptic |sɪˈnɑːptɪk| — presenting or taking the same point of view; used especially with regard to the first three gospels of the New Testament

synoptical |sɪˈnɒptɪkəl| — presenting or taking the same point of view; used especially with regard to the first three gospels of the New Testament

syntactic |sɪnˈtæktɪk| — of or relating to or conforming to the rules of syntax

syntactical |sɪnˈtæktɪkəl| — of or relating to or conforming to the rules of syntax

syntax |ˈsɪntæks| — the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences

syntheses |ˈsɪnθəsiːz| — plural form of synthesis

synthesis |ˈsɪnθəsɪs| — the process of producing a chemical compound (usually by the union of simpler chemical compounds)

synthesize |ˈsɪnθəsaɪz| — combine so as to form a more complex, product

synthesizer |ˈsɪnθəsaɪzər| — an intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods

synthetic |sɪnˈθetɪk| — a compound made artificially by chemical reactions

synthetical  — involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis

synthetics |ˌsɪnˈθetɪks| — plural form of synthetic

syntonize |ˈsɪntəˌnaɪz| — (electronics) To adjust two electronic circuits or devices to operate on the same frequency.

syphilis |ˈsɪfɪlɪs| — a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)

syphilitic |ˌsɪfɪˈlɪtɪk| — a person suffering from syphilis

syphon |ˈsɑɪfən| — a tube running from the liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that gravity forces the liquid through the tube

syren |ˈsaɪərən| — Archaic form of siren.

Syrian |ˈsɪrɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Syria

syringe |sɪˈrɪndʒ| — a medical instrument used to inject or withdraw fluids

syringes |səˈrɪndʒəz| — plural form of syringe

syrinx |ˈsɪrɪŋks| — a primitive wind instrument consisting of several parallel pipes bound together

syrup |ˈsɪrəp| — a thick sweet sticky liquid

syrupy |ˈsɪrəpɪ| — overly sweet

systaltic |sɪˈstɔːltɪk| — (biology) Capable of, or taking place by, alternate contraction and dilatation.

system |ˈsɪstəm| — instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity

systematic |ˌsɪstəˈmætɪk| — characterized by order and planning

systematical |ˌsɪstɪˈmætɪkəl| — systematic

systematically |ˌsɪstəˈmætɪkəlɪ| — in a systematic or consistent manner

systematics |ˌsɪstəˈmadɪks| — the science of systematic classification

systematization |ˌsɪstəmətaɪˈzeɪʃən| — systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale

systematize |ˈsɪstəmətaɪz| — arrange according to a system or reduce to a system

systematized |ˈsɪstəmətaɪzd| — simple past tense and past participle of systematize

systemic |sɪˈstemɪk| — affecting an entire system

systemize |ˈsɪstəmaɪz| — arrange according to a system or reduce to a system

systemless  — lacking organised or systematic structure; without a system

systole |ˈsɪstəlɪ| — the contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery

systolic |ˈsɪstəlɪ| — of or relating to a systole or happening during a systole

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