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1. Football safety
2. Bible Samuel
5. Sports shot
10. Baseball strike
11. Sports striker
s 1or S (ĕs)
n. pl. s's or S's also ss or Ss
1. The 19th letter of the modern English alphabet.
2. Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter s.
3. The 19th in a series.
4. Something shaped like the letter S.
1. second (unit of time)
2. Mathematics second (of arc)
4. strange quark
n, pl s's, S's or Ss
1. (Linguistics) the 19th letter and 15th consonant of the modern English alphabet
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) a speech sound represented by this letter, usually an alveolar fricative, either voiceless, as in sit, or voiced, as in dogs
a. something shaped like an S
b. (in combination): an S-bend in a road.
(Units) second (of time)
3. small (size)
4. (Physical Geography) South
5. (Elements & Compounds) chem sulphur
6. (General Physics) physics
7. (Currencies) (the former) schilling
8. (Music, other) sol
9. (Chemistry) sol
10. (General Physics) sol
11. (Currencies) (the former) sucre
(Automotive Engineering) Sweden (international car registration)
n., pl. Ss S's, ss s's.
1. the 19th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.
3. something shaped like an S.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter S or s.
9. Also, s south.
11. state (highway).
12. Gram. subject.
1. the 19th in order or in a series.
2. Biochem. serine.
an ending used to form the possessive of most singular nouns, plural nouns not ending in s, noun phrases, and noun substitutes: man's; women's; James's; witness's (or witness'); king of England's; anyone's.
[Middle English -es, Old English]
1. contraction of is: She's here.
2. contraction of has: He's been there.
3. contraction of does: What's he do for a living?
Archaic. a contraction of God's: 'sdeath; 'sblood.
a contraction of us: Let's go.
a contraction of as: so's not to be late.
a suffix used in the formation of adverbs: always; betimes; unawares.
[Middle English -es, Old English; ultimately identical with ' s1]
an ending marking the third person sing. present indicative of verbs: walks; runs; plays.
[Middle English (north) -(e)s, Old English (north); orig. ending of 2nd pers. singular; replacing Middle English, Old English -eth -eth1]
an ending marking nouns as plural (weeks; days; minutes), occurring also on nouns that have no singular (dregs; pants; scissors), or on nouns that have a singular with a different meaning (glasses; manners; thanks); -s3 occurs with a number of nouns that now often take singular agreement, as the names of games (billiards; checkers), of diseases (measles; rickets), or of various involuntary physical or mental conditions (d.t.'s; giggles; hots; willies). A parallel set of formations, where -s3 has no plural value, are adjectives denoting mental states (bananas; crackers; nuts); compare -ers.
[Middle English -(e)s, Old English -as]
a suffix of hypocoristic nouns, generally proper names or forms used only in address: Babs; Fats; Suzykins; Toodles.
[probably from the metonymic use of nouns formed with -s3, as boots or Goldilocks]
8. (in prescriptions) mark; write; label.
[< Latin signā]
[< Latin socius]
The symbol for sulfur.
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|Noun||1.||s - 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites|
leap second - a second (as measured by an atomic clock) added to or subtracted from Greenwich Mean Time in order to compensate for slowing in the Earth's rotation
|2.||S - 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)|
chemical element, element - any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
|3.||S - the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees|
cardinal compass point - one of the four main compass points
|4.||S - a unit of conductance equal to the reciprocal of an ohm|
conductance unit - a measure of a material's ability to conduct an electrical charge
|5.||s - the 19th letter of the Roman alphabet|
Latin alphabet, Roman alphabet - the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
|6.||S - (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work; "entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity"|
physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
conformational entropy - entropy calculated from the probability that a state could be reached by chance alone
thermodynamics - the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy
(= letter) → S, s m
S for Sugar → S comme Suzanne
S for Sugar → S comme Suzanne
(US) (= satisfactory mark) → assez bien
(=south) → S
(=small) → S
(=saint) → St
Ss [ɛs] n (letter) → S, s f or m inv
S for sugar → S come Savona
a. (on clothes) =small → S
b. =south → S
c. (Scol) =satisfactory → sufficiente