English dictionary


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

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

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

sycophancy |ˈsɪkəfənsi| — 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

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

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

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

symbiotic |ˌsɪmbaɪˈoʊsɪs| — 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 |ˌsɪmˈbɑːlɪkəli| — in a symbolic manner

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 |sɪmˈbɒlədʒi| — 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 |ˈsɪmətri| — (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

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

symphonic |sɪmˈfɑːnɪk| — harmonious in sound

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

symposium |sɪmˈpoʊziəm| — 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

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

synchromesh |ˌsɪŋkroʊˈmeʃ| — 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 |ˈsɪŋkroʊtrɒn| — cyclotron in which the electric field is maintained at a constant frequency

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 |ˈsɪŋkəpi| — 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 |sinˈdedik| — connected by a conjunction

syndic |ˈsindik| — 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

syndrome |ˈsɪndroʊm| — a complex of concurrent things

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Syrian |ˈsɪriən| — a native or inhabitant of Syria

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

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

syrup |ˈsɪrəp| — a thick sweet sticky liquid

syrupy |ˈsɪrəpi| — overly sweet

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

systematic |ˌsɪstəˈmætɪk| — characterized by order and planning

systematically |ˌsɪstəˈmætɪkəli| — in a systematic or consistent manner

systematics |ˌsistəˈmadiks| — 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

systemic |sɪˈstemɪk| — affecting an entire system

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

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

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