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Shab n(O.E. scab???) A cutaneous disease in sheep; scab or scabies. 2. a low fellow, afflicted with scabs.
Shack nGrain fallen or shaken from the ear of a plant, used for the feeding of pigs, poultry etc after the harvest. 2. a supply of fallen grain for this purpose; mast. 3. a residue of barley. 4. stubble. 5. a catch of miscellaneous unsorted fish. 6. bait pick up from the sea, as dead fish, birds; distinguished from fresh or live bait. 7. an idle, a disrepute fellow. 8. 'golden shackle' financial arrangements designed to discourage employees changing employers.
Shackle nA fetter, chain, hobble. 2. in building industry, a device for coupling and fastening; a link or staple.
Shackle vbto confine with fetters or shackles.
Shackle-bolt nA bolt for closing a shackle. 2. a bolt with a shackle at its end.
Shackle-bone nThe wrist.
Shackled adjConfined or restricted by shackles.
Shackledom nImprisonment, incarceration, detention, jailing. 2. marriage (jocular).
Shackleless adjThat has no shackles, or is not in shackles.
Shackling nIdling, loafing, bulging, dissipation.
Shackling nOne confined by shackles.
Shad nAny one of several species of food fish that make up the genus Alosa (Clupidae) to which the herring belongs.
Shad-berry nThe shadbush or its fruit.
Shad-blow n(USA) So called because its flowers bloom (on the shadbush) when the shad first appear in rivers each spring.
Shade nComparative obscurity owing to interruption of the rays of light. 2. an obscure place, a spot not exposed to light. 3. a hidden or unseen retreat. 4. darkness, obscurity. 5. that which shelters from light or the direct rays of the sun. 6. that which protects from the heat of the sunrays or wind. 7. a screen, a protecting shelter, cover. 8. the soul after its departure from the body; so called because the ancients thought it perceptible to sight, though not touch it. 9. a spirit, ghost, phantom, a shade. 10. a darker portion of a picture or artwork; a degree of variation of color, as darker or lighter. 11. minute variation of thought, belief, opinion, expression; anything which distinguishes from an other similar thing by slight variation. 12. "The Shades": the abode of souls after leaving the body: Hades, Hell.
Shade vbBecloud, bedarken, cloud over, dim out, darken, block out.
Shade phr"Put in the Shade" - appear to be very superior to a person or thing. 2. to outdo someone. 3. make seem less important, significant, attract to oneself all the applause and encomiums one has been enjoying.
Shade phr"Shades of" - reminiscent of.
Shade phr"Shade (Off) Into" (of one color adjoining another) - merge gradually into that color.
Shade phr"Throw Someone in the Shade" - to surpass or outdo someone.
Shaded adjBeing in the shade; not in direct light. 2. having a slight color added (of a diagram or picture) or being slightly darkened as if in the shade.
Shadeful adjFull of shade; shady.
Shade-house nA green house used to provide plants with shade in a hot climate.
Shade-leaf nShade leaves are larger and thinner than normal sun leaves, and often appear a darker green (they contain more chlorophyll). See 'Sun-leafs"
Shadeless adjWithout shade; exposed, not sheltered from the sun. 2. in a without shade way, without shades or color.
Shadelessly advIn a shadeless way; exposed without shelter.
Shade-like adjResembling or characteristic of a shade.
Shades n"The Shades": the abode of souls of the departed after leaving the body: Hades, Hell, the dark inn.
Shad-fly nAn American, Canadian insect (mayfly)- so called because it usually appears at the time when the the shad begins to run in the rivers.
Shad frog nAn American spotted frog (Rana helicus)- so called because it usually appears at the time when the the shad begins to run in the rivers.
Shadily advIn a shady manner; particularly used in the sense of untrustworthy.
Shadiness nThe property or quality of being shady.
Shading nThe representation of light and shade, e.g. by penciled lines, on a map or drawing. 2. the graduation of tones from light to dark to create a sense of depth. 3. interception of light , tinting or lining a picture , or drawing to show parts in relief.
Shadow nAn place without illumination; darkness. 2. something existing in perception or something refuge from danger or observation. 3. a dominating or pervasive presence. 4. a spy employed to follow someone and report their movement. 5. an inseparable companion. 6. darkness, shade, obscurity, shaded place, shelter, protection, security. 7. a reflected image, as in a mirror or water. 8. a spirit, ghost, apparition, phantom, uninvited guest. 9. an adumbration, dimming body, a mystical form. 10. a small degree: a shade. 11. moral darkness or gloom. Nb: Shade differs from shadow as it implies no particular form of definite limit. One speaks of the shade of a tree, we have no reference to it's form; but if one speaks of measuring a pyramid or other thing by it's shadow, we have definite knowledge of it's form and extent.
Shadow vbTo follow, usually without the persons knowledge. 2. cast a shadow over, shade, shadow. 3. to make appear small by comparison; overshadow, dwarf. 4. to cast off light from, put in shade. 5. throw shadow over. 6. overspread with obscurity, shroud. 7. conceal hide, screen. 8. to protect, shelter, from danger 8. to make graduation or light, to shade. 9. to adumbrate, to represent faintly or with imperfection. 10. to cloud, darken, cast in gloom. 11. to follow and watch closely, as a detective a criminal.
Shadow phr"Be In Someone's Shadow" - to be unable to exert one's personality because of association with a more important person.
Shadow phr"Cast? a Shadow Over Something" - to introduce a sign of warning or sadness in regard to some matter.
Shadow phr"Even a White Lily Throws a Black Shadow" - everything and everybody has faults or shortcomings.
Shadow phr"Frightened of One's Own Shadow" - timid, afraid.
Shadow phr"May Your Shadow Never Grow Less" - may your prosperity always continue and increase.
Shadow phr"Old Sins Have Long Shadows" - past misdeeds are liable to return to haunt a person.
Shadow phr"Overshadow Someone" - to reduce the importance of someone by outshining her/him.
Shadow phr"Shadow of Death" - darkness and gloom with a feeling of impending of death.
Shadow phr"Throw a Long Shadow" - to have widespread ramifications.
Shadow phr"Worn to a Shadow" - make thin, tired through working hard.
Shadow-adder nA serpent lurking in shady places; fig. " a snake in the grass."
Shadow-box nA wall-mounted display box.
Shadowcast nThe performance of a film by a group of amateurs at the time as it is screening.
Shadow casting nThe generation of shadows for a 3-dimensional model????.
Shadower nA spy, one who follows others to keep watch upon their actions. 2. private detective.
Shadowily advIn shadowy manner.
Shadowiness nThe state or property of being shadowy or indistinct. 2. a lack of precision or substance.
Shadowing n The effect of being shadowed (in the sense of blocked), as from a light source or radio transmission. 2. the situation where an individual repeats speech immediately as they hear it (usually through earphones). 3. (espionage) secretly or discreetly tracking or following someone, keeping under surveillance. 4. faint representation; an adumbration. 5. (computing) The technique of copying ROM contents to RAM to allow for shorter access times, the ROM chip is then disabled while the initialized memory locations are switched in on the same block of addresses. 5. (education) A work experience option where students learn about a job by walking through the work day as a shadow to a competent worker.
Shadowish adjCharacterized by shadow, shadowiness, shadowy in look, feeling or umbrage.
Shadow-land nLand or abode of ghosts, spirits , phantom. 2. a place of shadow or shadows. 3. a gloomy unhappy place. 4. a border land between places.
Shadowless adjWithout shadow or shadow
Shadow-play nAn ancient form of story-telling and entertainment using opaque articulated figures in front of an illuminated back ground to create the illusion of moving images. 2. an asian form of drama where the shadows of flat cardboard figures with thing wires for manipulating the limbs are projected onto the screen.
Shadow shift nShadow Shift is increasingly becoming an important part of the interview process. It is the opportunity for your potential employer to place you into situations that you will face if you accept a job with them. This is also a time for you to know if their company is one that you like.
Shadowy adjLike or having a shadow. 2. full of shadows serving to shade. 3. vague, indistinct, faintly representative. 4. spying, following, trailing, tracking.
Shady adjFull of shade, casting a shade. 2. shaded or sheltered. 3. morally questionable, dubious, suspicious. 4. quiet, hidden, unreal, fanciful.
Shady phr"A Bit on the Shady Side" - somewhat cunning, tricky, deceitful, not trustworthy
Shady phr"Keep Shady" - to stay hiding; keep out of the way. 2. to hide and protect (another).
Shady phr"On the Shady Side of" - older than; past the age of.
Shaft nIn OE only: creation, origin. 2. make, shape, constitution, nature or species. 3. a creature, that which is created. 4. anything long and slender, as the handle of a striking implement or tool. 5. the stem of a tree. 6. the bars or poles, of a horse-driven vehicle etc. 7. the cylindrical part, or body, of a column between base and capital. 8. the part of a chimney above the roof. 9. a vertical excavation leading to a mine. 10. a ventilating pipe or conduit.
Shaft vbTo equip with a shaft or long, narrow passage. 2. to defeat somebody through trickery or deceit.
Shaft phr"Get the Shaft" - be dismissed from employment. 2. abused or treated badly. 3. give somebody the ahaft.
Shaft bow nPart of a horse harness, an arch from shaft to shaft over the horse's shoulders.
Shafted adjFitted with a shaft. 2. (heraldry, of a spear) having a shaft and head of different tinctures. 3. (slang) cheated, screwed, scammed.
Shaft-horse nA horse which is harnessed between the shafts of a carriage.
Shafting nShafts, collectively. 2. (engineering) a system of connected shafts for transmitting power to machinery and communicating motion. 3. material from which to make or cut shafts.
Shaftless adjWithout a shaft.
Shaftlike adResembling or characteristic of a shaft.
Shaftman nA man who sinks a mine-shaft.
Shaftway nThe vertical shaft in a building in which the elevator or a lift travels.
Shaftwork n(Engineering): shafts, collectively.
Shag nRough matted hair, wool. 2. a mass of matted hair. 3. a collection of shredded bark. 4. long coarse cloth. 5. tangled mas of trees, foliage, shrubs. 6. rough or coarsely woven carpet. 7. of an unkempt or untidiness. 8. roughness and brutality of men (collectively).
Shagginess nThe property or state of being shaggy or tousled. 2. having a rough growth of hair. 3. of hair coarse and abundant. 4. shaggedness.
Shaggy adjLong and unkempt of hair. 2. covered with rough, fuzzy hair or wool. 3. ragged, tousled, unkempt. 4. unkempt, unpolished said of manners.
Shake nA fissure in the earth or a rock; a fissure or crack in timber, caused by being dried to quickly. 2. roofing material, a shingle. 3. a frothy drink, as in a milkshake. 4. a grasp or shaking of a person's hand in an act of friendship, welcoming or congratulations. 5. a musical note that alternates rapidly with another note. 6. a tremulous tone. 7. a trembling of the body because of cold, fear, excitement. 8. a movement repeatedly from side to side. 9. a stirring or feeling of emotion.
Shake vbTo get rid of: shake off. 2. to grasp or shake another hand in an act of friendship, welcoming or congratulation. 3. to shake one's finger, fist, head in order to communicate a feeling, such as greeting, anger, peace etc.
Shake phr"Be On Shaky Ground" - not to have a strong argument.
Shake phr"Get a Golden Handshake" - receive a large payment in connection with or as an inducement to retirement.
Shake phr"Give Me a Shake Up" - wake me up (at a requested time).
Shake phr"Give Somebody the Shake" - get rid of someone.
Shake phr"No Great Shakes" - not very good or significant; nothing extraordinary or particularly clever. 2. of small account; of indifferent quality; not very good.
Shake phr"Off to a Shaky Start" - to begin hesitatingly and with uncertainty.
Shake phr"Shake a Cloth In the Wind" - be a bit tipsy, but not really drunk.
Shake phr"Shake a Foot" - dance.
Shake phr"Shake and Bake" - something fast or easy to use or perform, as a simple crude object or action. 2. crude, unsophisticated, not professionally done, improvised.
Shake phr"Shake a Tree" - to do something in order to see what will result.
Shake phr"Shake Down" - to cause something to fall down by shaking it, or something it is attached to. 2. settle properly into position or running order. 3. settle into harmony with one's companion, etc. 4. to shake someone so money falls from their pockets. 5. (by extension) to get money from someone using threats. 6. to search exhaustively. 7. to subject something to a shakedown test. 8. to sleep on an improvised bed.
Shake phr"Shake Hands" - to shake another person's hand, as an expression of greeting, welcome, agreement.
Shake phr"Shake In One's Shoes" - tremble with fear or apprehension.
Shake phr"Shake It" - (slang): to dance.
Shake phr"Shake Like a Leaf" - to shake, tremble with fear, nervousness, apprehension, or cold, etc., shiver.
Shake phr"Shake Off" - to cause to move from side to side or up and down with jerky movements. 2. get rid of; be cured off. 3. by taking avoiding action, get rid of pursuers.
Shake phr"Shake off the Dust from One's feet" - to renounce, to have no more to do with a person or a project.
Shake phr"Shake One's Ass" - (slang)to perform a dance which has lots of movement of one's buttocks.
Shake phr"Shake One's Fist" - express anger, threaten (by waving one's clenched fist).
Shake phr"Shake One's Head" - move one's head from side to side to indicate disagreement, disapproval, negation, disbelief, disapproval, or dismay. 2. move one's head from side to side to express refusal. 3. move one's head from side to side to give advice or or a warning to. 4. move one's head from side to side to express sorrow, concern, perplexity.
Shake phr"Shake One's Sides" - to be convulsing with laughter.
Shake phr"Shake On It" - to agree, close a deal.
Shake phr"Shake Out" - empty by shaking. 2. spread or open a sail, flag by shaking. 3. move into a more open formation (to offer less of a target to enemy fire.
Shake phr"Shake Out of" - make somebody change his normal way of life, attitudes or feelings, by giving them a sharp shock.
Shake phr"Shake the Dew of the Lily" - the act of urination by shaking and squeezing the last drops of urine off the penis.
Shake phr"Shake the Dust off One's Feet" - depart indignantly or disdainful. 2. leave an unpleasant place, trying consciously to rid oneself of its associations.
Shake phr"Shake Up" - enliven, drastically change. 2. disturb, make uncomfortable, by shaking. 3. discipline idle people by handling them vigorously. 4. something sudden that startles one out of one's lethargy and rouses one to action. 5. move a bottle etc to and fro vigorously, thus mixing the contents well. 6. shake a cushion etc after somebody has been sitting on it, to restore it s shape.
Shake phr"Two Shakes of a Lamb's Tail" - very quickly or soon; in an instance.
Shake-down nAny makeshift bed, esp. one of straw. 2. a period or process of adjustment or change. 3. a forced contribution; an instance of extortion, a swindle, hoax, scam. 4. denote a voyage, flight, etc., to test new ship, aircraft, etc., and its crew. 5. a search of a person or place.
Shake-down adjFor the purpose of adjusting parts or habituating people.
Shake-fork nA fork for shaking hay; a pitchfork. 2. (heraldry) a pall, especially one which stops short of the edges of the shield and which has pointed ends.
Shake-hole nA steep-sided, often conical depression caused by sinking of ground into cavity beneath; may or may not contain a cave entrance and/or stream sinks swallow hole, swallet.
Shaken nThe act of shaking, vibration, jolt. 2. a shock to the system as a result of illness. 3. a friendly grasping of the hands by two individuals as a token of goodwill and pleasure.
Shaken adjWeakened, agitated, cracked.
Shake-off nMove or remove by agitating, vacillating or wavering. 2. rapid motion one way or another.
Shakenly advIn a shaken or nervous manner.
Shakenness nThe quality of being shaken.
Shake-out nA situation where many investors exit their position, often at a loss or an uncertainty or recent bad news circulating about a particular security or industry.
Shake-over nTo frisk; to search by feeling for concealed weapons.
Shakes n"The Shakes": fever, ague, cold or flu.
Shake-up nAn upheaval or drastic reorganization in a business etc.
Shakeworthy adj(Of a hand, hands): worthy to be shaken of a person or one whose life has been dedicated to the betterment of his fellow human and the lessening of suffering.
Shakily advIn a shaky manner.
Shakiness nThe state or condition of being shaky.
Shakingly advIn a shaking manner, shakily.
Shaky adjShaking, full of cracks, unsound. 2. unsteady, in firmed, unreliable. 3. unsound, infirm (a shaky hand).
Shale nIn wider meaning: a thing that separate. 2. a shell, husk, esp. the shell or outer covering of a nut, which encloses the kernel. 3. a pod of peas or beans. 4. an example of something without value, valueless. 5. scales of a fish. 6. shavings of metal. 7 mesh of a net. 8. collection or pile of loose ore. 9. a dish goblet, cup. 10. finely-grained sedimentary rock of a thin, laminated and often of a friable structure.
Shale vbTo shell or husk .
Shaley adjPertaining to, or resembling shale in some aspect.
Shalk nOriginally a servant in alliterative poetry and one of the synonyms for a man, man -- sometimes used in a contemptuous way. Second element in the word 'marshal.' ?
Shall vbOE: I am obliged to owe, be under obligation for, to be obliged, must. 2. as an auxiliary indicates a duty or necessity whose obligation is derived from the person speaking.
Shall phr"He Who shall Be Nameless" - someone who will not be named, as an informant.
Shallow n????A freshwater fish, commonly known as "The Rudd. "
Shallow nA shoal, a shallow spot in a river or sea, " The Shallows."
Shallow adjLacking depth, not far from the top, shoaly. 2. lacking intellectual depth, not wise, profound or mentally sharp.
Shallow-brained nEmpty-headed, silly.
Shallow-hearted adjHaving no depth or feeling of compassion for others; superficial.
Shallowing nThe act of becoming shallower.
Shallowish adjSomewhat shallow.
Shallowly advSuperficial, foolishly.
Shallow-minded adjHaving no depth of intellect or thought. 2. shallow-brained
Shallowness nThe condition or state of being shallow.
Shallow-read adjReading few books or only those of popular appeal.
Shallow-rooted adjHaving no depth of roots or a rooting system, as the eucalyptus tree. 2. having only shallow-dug foundation or base, (also fig.)
Shallows n"The Shallows." - a shallow spot in a river or sea.
Shallow-thoughted adjExamining matters on a superficial level only.
Shallow-witted adjHaving no depth of intellectual or thought.
Shaly adjResembling shale in some aspect.
Shamble ???nIn OE. a table or counter for offering goods for sale, counting money etc. 2. a footstool, a stool. 3. a place where meat, fish is sometimes sold. 4. a flesh or meat market. 5. slaughter-house, abattoirs. 6. a place of carnage, wholesale slaughter. 7. scene of disorder, devastation and sin; a mess. 8. the frame of wood that hangs over a shaft horse in a cart. 9. a shoal
Shamble vbTo cut up and dispose of a corpse; to cut or slaughter in a shamble; to render shambled. 2. 3. ill-shaped, wry, distorted.
Shamble phrTo Throw Something Into a Shamble" - to make something messy and useless.
Shame nA painful emotion or sensation coming from or caused by an awareness of a lack, an inadequacy, a guilty feeling or impropriety which may damage reputation, or that which one may wish to conceal. 2. state of dishonor, disgrace, ignominy. 3. an unfortunate development, put-down, show-up, shyness. 4. reproach, incurred or suffered, dishonor, ignominy, persons state of being. 5. shame, shamefacedness, modesty.
Shame vbCompelled through a sense of shame; to be ashamed. 2. to be surpassed or beaten by wide margin. 3. to be made to feel ashamed. 4. to bring about in a person, a feeling of guilt or impropriety or behavior unfavorable to regulation. 5. to cover with reproach or ignominy. 6. to dishonor, disgrace, deride, mock, bring down, bring low, put down.
Shame phr"For Shame" - a reproof to a person for not showing shame.
Shame phr"Put to Shame" - disgrace or humiliate by revealing superior qualities etc.
Shame phr"Shame Into" - cause somebody to behave well by making her/him feel ashamed of their earlier wrongdoings.
Shame phr"Shame on You!" - an expression of disapproval: you should be ashamed.
Shame phr"What a Shame" - how unfortunate, unlucky.
Shamefast adjBashful, modest, modest or virtuous in behavior and character. 2. in a deprecatory sense, shy, awkward in company, sheepish, shamefaced. 3. of action, behavior, appearances: shameful, modest, bashful. 4. ashamed, abashed, full of shame.
Shamefastly advIn a shamefaced manner.
Shamefastness nThe state or quality of being modest, shy, bashful. 2. the state or being full of shame; shamefaced.
Shameful adjCausing or meriting shame or disgrace; disgraced. 2. giving offense; disgraceful, scandalous, indecent.
Shamefulness nThe state or quality of being shameful.
Shameless adjImpudent; brazen, immodest. 2. done without shame, indicating a want of decency. 3. infamous, unworthy, wicked. 4. unbecoming, indecent, untrustworthy.
Shamelessly advIn a shameful manner; without same; impudently..
Shamelessness nThe state or characteristic of being shameless. 2. an utterance or action which is shameless.
Shamelike adjResembling or characteristic of shame.
Shamepole nA totem pole set up to shame an individual for a misdeed or an unpaid debt.
Shamesome adjCharacteristic or marked by shame.
Shameworthy adjOf which one ought to be shamed of.
Shaming nThe activity by which somebody is shamed .
Shamingly advIn a shaming manner.
Shank nThat part of the leg which extends from the knee to the ankle. 2. the tibia or shinbone. 3. the legs as whole (joc). 4. one's legs. 5. in animals, the lower part of the foreleg esp. the horse's between the knee and the fetlock; the tarsus of a bird; the tibia of some insects. 6. a part of a joint of meat, eg. in a ham, a leg of mutton. 7. a kind of fur obtained from the legs of kids, goats, sheep used for trimmings. 8. a stocking esp. a knitted one. 9. the legs as a triangle. 10. each of the two portions of a pair of scissors between the bows and the joints. 11. stem or straight part of anything, a goblet, a glass. 12. straight part of a nail, pin, drill between the head and the taper. 13. the stem of a plant; footstalk. 14. trunk of a tree. 15. stalk of a flower. 16. the body as distinguished from the shoulders, face and feet. 17. stem of a tobacco pipe. 18. the shaft of a column. 19. the stem of a chisel. 20. the tang of a knife. 21. fang of a tooth. 22. the projecting part of a hill, or narrow ridge, which like a stem, joins the mass level ground; a downward spur or projection of a hill, a descending ridge which joins a hill summit to the plain. 23. the latter end of anything; the remainder of last part of a thing, esp. in the phrase " the shank of the night" ; " the shank of life (shankdom)."
Shank vbTo go or travel on foot. walk, travel on foot. 2. to hit a golf ball on the bottom part of the club. 3. to hit or kick the ball in an unintended direction in golf, tennis, soccer. 4. of a plant, leaf, flower to decay at the stem, or footstalk. 5. to sink a shaft. 6. to knit stockings. 7. (slang) to stab, especially with an improvised blade. 8. (slang) to remove another's trousers, especially in jest; to depants.
Shank phr"Going by Shanks Mare" - walking; on foot.
Shank phr"Shank of the Evening" - twilight, dusk.
Shank phr"Shank of Life" - the latter part of one's life.
Shank phr"Shank of Night" - the latter part of night; predawn.
Shank-bone nTibia, the shanker.
Shanked adjHaving a shank. 2. (botany) affected by disease of the shank.
Shanking n The action or an act of stabbing a person, esp. with a makeshift knife.
Shank's mare nOne's own legs used for walking; on foot, walking to one's destination.
Shankweary adjWeary-legged.
Shape nOE: state, creation, creature, condition, fate, destiny, of the nature of what is decreed. 2. form, excellence of form, beauty. 3. species, kind; a creature. 4. phantom, a ghost, an ethereal, a figure dimly or uncertainty perceived. 5. sexual organs; the distinctive organs of either sex; the private parts of a female. 6 the visual appearance of someone or somebody. 7. the state of good health: "in good shape." 8. a perpetual structure, composition of music. 9. character or construction of a thing, it's outward look, figure, form, 10. embodiment in form, conception or thought; a concrete embodiment. 11. configuration, contour, body, human body, physical body, build, figure, physique, anatomy, frame, flesh, embodiment, model, lay-out, mold.
Shape vbTo take shape, influence, give direction or direct. 2. make or mold something for a specific function. 3. to form, to assume a definite form, create, forge, mold. 4. to adapt for a purpose; to lay out. 5. to imagine, conceive, to call forth idea. 6. to design, prepare, plan, arrange. 7. to build or shape oneself, to prepare, make ready. 8. to hew, cut, sculpt, trim. 8. to put together, put up, set up, work out, get up, write, compose. 9. to knead, prepare, mold.
Shape phr"Get Into Shape" - get fit.
Shape phr"In Good Shape" - satisfactory, or (physically) fit.
Shape phr"In the Shape of" - in the form of.
Shape phr"Knock into Shape" - make presentable or efficient. 2. make something conform to a requirement.
Shape phr"Lick Into Shape" - make something better, more presentable and effective.
Shape phr"Shape Into" - give to material (metal, clay, stone, wood) a particular shape or form.
Shape phr"Shape of Things to Come" - future events; future conditions of life or work.
Shape phr"Shape Up" - Of a person, to improve one's behavior, activities, attitude, etc. 2. of a situation or person, to develop or progress satisfactorily. 3. to be prepared to fight someone
Shape phr"Shape Up or Ship Out"- either do properly what one is supposed to be doing or simply go away --- rather than doing it badly.
Shape phr"Shape Up Well" - be promising; show great promise.
Shape phr"Take Shape" - to have or assumed a definite form. 2. develop towards a particular form.
Shaped adjHaving a defined external form or outline. 2. formed, resembling in shape; used in compounds, as in leaf-shaped, key-shaped.
Shapeless adjWithout or lacking shape or form; amorphous. 2. deformed, ugly.
Shapelessly advIn a shapeless manner
Shapelessness nThe property of being shapeless.
Shapeliness nBeauty of shape or outline.
Shapely adjFit, likely, suitable. 2. of good or elegant shape,, appearance well-formed. 3. well proportioned; symmetrical; pleasing to form.
Shapen vbTo shape, to form.
Shapend nA creator, maker, fabricator, manufacturer.
Shaper nThe Creator, The Great Shaper, God. 2. one who fashions of shapes something.
Shape-shifter nMythical creature who can change form, such as Proteus or Odin.
Shapesmith nA corset maker (jocular). 2. a fitness trainer (jocular).
Shape-up nTo improve; correct one's bad habits. 2. transform into, morph.
Shapewear nWomen's tight-fitting underwear intended to control and shape the figure.
Shaping nThe action of the verb 'to shape"
Shapish adjOf somewhat good or elegant shape or formed.
Shard nA cleft, gap. 2. a gap in an enclosure, esp in a hedge. 2. (a) water(way) which divides. 3. a gap or notch in the blade of a tool. 4. fragments, remnant of something worn or decayed. 5. a broken piece of brittle substance or fragment, as of a earthen vessel. 6. a hard, thin, or a wing cover of an insect. 7. shell, scales of a dragon. 8. cow-dung.
Shard vbOf a tree: to shed it's bark or sharding.
Sharded vbOf a serpent, caterpillars: scaly, ecdysis, shedding, casting off. 2. reduced to shards, fragments. 3. of the moon: reduced to a crescent.
Sharding nThe breaking into shards. 2. a decomposition of a database into a smaller units that can handle handle requests indivdually.
Shardlike adjResembling or characteristic of a shard.
Shardy adjHving, or consisting of, shards.
Share nThe iron blade in a plow which cuts the ground and the bottom of a furrow: plough-share.
Share nThe division or fork of a body. 2. the pubic region or groin.
Share nAssets belonging to an individual, person or group. 2. any (equal)portions into which something is divided. 3. a part played by an individual in bringing about a result. 4. a sharp steel wedge of a plowshare that breaks up the soil's top layer, so that the seed can be sown.
Share vbTo have something in common, eg. children, an interest, a house as tenants. 2. to use jointly, individually, together or in common. 3. to have, give out as one's portion or share. 4. communicate an idea, a thought, or incident. 5. to part among two or more, to distribute in portions; to divide. 6. to partake of, use or experience with others. 7. to take and possess in common. 8. to cut, shear, cleave or divide.
Share phr"Go Shares With" - share (usually cost /money).
Share phr"Share a Bed" - (euphemistic): to engage in share activity with someone.
Share phr"Share and Share Alike" -(idiomatic) for members of a group, equal portions of or equal access to tangible or intangible goods, entitlements, or obligations — i.e., each person's share like each of the other shares. 2. (law) equal rights to or equal portions of profits, assets, bequests, or other valuable items legally owed to investors, partners, beneficiaries, or other named associates
Share phr"Share of the Cake" - a portion of the total available for distribution.
Share phr"Share Out" - to share evenly. 2. give a share of something to each of a group of people.
Share phr"Share With" - give to one or more persons a part of what one has. 2. use facilities in common with one or more other people.
Share-beam nThe part of a plow to which the share is attached.
Share-bone nThe pubis bone.
Sharebroker nA broker who deals in financial shares.
Sharecrop nTo participate in a financial arrangement in which a tenant farmer pays for use of land with a share (part) of a crop raised on that land.
Sharecropper nA person who enters an agreement with a land owner to farm the land and then pays a portion (share) of produce as rent. 2. one who sharecrops.
Sharecropping nThe system where a tenant farmer, especially in the southern US. farms the land in exchange for portion of the crop.
Shared adjUsed by multiple entities, or for multiple purposes or in multiple ways,
Share herd vbTo care for livestock that belongs to someone else, in exchange for percentage of the profit or offspring. 2. to work as a shareholder.
Share-herder nOne cares for livestock that belongs to someone else, in exchange for percentage of the profit or offspring.
Share-herding nThe caring for livestock that belongs to someone else, in exchange for percentage of the profit or offspring
Shareholder nAn owner of shares in a company. 2. one who by virtue of possessing a share (or shares) in a company etc. is entitled to share in the profits
Shareholding nThe owning of shares in a company.
Share-house nA house shared by several persons (but not as a family unit).
Shareland nA region of arable land divided into sections and farmed by different persons.
Shareless adjWithout a share.
Share-milk nMilk produced by share farming in dairy farming in which the owners of cattle move them between different farms.
Share-milker nOne who participates in a share-milking co-operative.
Share-milking nA system of co-operation whereby milk is produced by share farming in dairy farming in which the owners of cattle move them between different farms.
Sharemonger nA person who rallies a group to a join a house-share (share-house) at a beach or in the countryside, then must hound his friends to pay their part of the rent while wrangling the property owner and juggling house members' changing weekend requests.
Share-out nAn act of sharing out; a distribution.
Shareowner nA shareholder.
Share-owning nA person who owns shares in various types of share-owning schemes.
Sharesman nA member of the crew of a fishing vessel, who has a share in the profit instead of receiving wages.
Shareware nComputing software that is available free of charge and often distributed informally for evaluation , after which a fee is requested for continued use.
Sharewort nStarwort, harwort, (grey); hoarwort.
Sharing nSomething shaved.
Sharingness nThe quality of being sharing.
Sharn nDung, especially of cattle.
Sharnbud nThe dung-beetle, from "budde" ---beetle.
Sharp adjClearly defined, as in a photo. 2. ending in a sharp point, acute, acute, needle-like. 3. having the ability to recognize a sharp distinction, insightful. 4. showing hard-headed, down-to-earthness smartness. 5. intelligent, shrewd, astute, keen in perception, quick to discern, penetrating, clever, sagacious. 6. keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interest; close and exact in dealings with others. 7. in speech or language harsh, sharp-worded, acerbic, biting, cutting, sarcastic, cruel. 8. very hard or severe upon other's feelings; sharp, rigorous, severe in rebuke. 9. extremely steep, precipitous. 10. high in pitch, sharp note or tone. 11. keen or painfully felt. 12. quick and forceful; keen in quest; impatient.
Sharp advSuddenly in change, direction, amount or degree.
Sharp phr"Have a Sharp Tongue" - talk angry, sarcastically. 2. to speak one's mind in forceful language.
Sharp phr"Look Sharp" - to appear eager; to be on one's guard. 2. to move or act quickly. 3. be quick!
Sharp phr"Sharp as a Needle" - quick-witted; having plenty of perception.
Sharp phr"Sharp's the World" - look alive, there! No hanging about.
Sharp phr"Sharpen One's Axe" - get ready for a difficult task.
Sharp phr"Sharpen the Knives" - get ready for a concerted attack on some principle.
Sharp-dealer nA person engaged in barely honest or mildly unethical practices, a conman, grifter, scammer.
Sharp phr"Sharpen One's Wits" - (cause to)become more mentally alert, able, inventive, or cunning.
Sharp-elbowed adjPushy; having a boldly assertive manner intended to established an advantage. 2. possessing narrow, bony rather pointed elbow.
Sharpen vbTo make or become sharp. 2. give a keen edge or fine point to. 3. to make more eager or intelligent. 4. to make more tart or with more acidity. 5. (music): to raise a semi-tone.
Sharp-end n(Jocular) a bow of a ship. 2. (colloquial) the scene of a direct action or decision.
Sharpened adjHaving a sharp point or edge.
Sharpener nA device for make something sharp. 2. a device that puts a sharper point on a pencil. 4. (fig) that which make something sharp.
Sharpening Horse nA frame for securing a circular saw while being sharpened.
Sharp-eyed adjHaving acute vision. 2. having good eyesight. 3. very observant.
Sharpish adjFairly sharp.
Sharpish advFairly sharp; quite quickly.
Sharp-looking nHaving the appearance of smartness. 2. emaciated.
Sharpness nQuick and penetrating intelligence. 2. an urgent attribute in one's voice tone. 3. a strong odor or taste; a pungency. 4. a keen and painful feeling. 5. a thinness of edge; a fineness of point. 6. a harshness of manner, asperity.
Sharp-nosed adjHaving a pointed nose. 2. possessed of a keen sense of smell.
Sharp-set adjEager or keen for food, hungry, ravenous. 2. having a desire fixed upon craving. 3. having a craving for sexual indulgence. 4. eager and ready to attack. 5. set at a sharp angle; prepared like a saw cutting.
Sharpship nRigor, hardship: to be sharp or hard upon others in criticism or censure.
Sharp-shod adjPertaining to horse-shoes with sharp spikes for use in ice-bound surfaces.
Sharp-shooter nA person trained to shoot precisely with a rifle; a highly skilled marksman.
Sharp-sighted adjQuick and acute of sight. 2. having acuteness of mental vision, discernment or understanding; acuity.
Sharp-sightedness nThe sense of an acute vision or sight.
Sharp-tongued adjHaving an acrid or bitter wit. Often said of someone skilled at or given to caustic, insulting or belittling others.
Sharp-witted adjClever; keen of perception and intellect, swift of thought; thought-swift. 2. having an acute, discening mind.
Sharp-wittedly advIn a sharp-witted manner.
Sharp-wittedness nThe state or property of being sharp-witted.
Shave nA thin slice or shaving. 2. a cutting of the beard. 3. the operation of shaving. 4. exorbitant discount of price. 5. a hand tool consisting of a sharp blade, with a handle at each end. 6. the act of passing near, so as to almost touch or graze. 7. the act of swindling or extorting money, shaving.
Shave vbOE. sceafan: to scrape, shave, polish, cut, hack. 2. to use s razor to remove the beard. 3. to cut the hair closely. 4. to strip, steal or plunder someone of money or possessions. 5. to be hard in bargaining, extort, cheat, cut the price of. 6. strip, plunder, steal. 7. to cut in thin slices. 8. to touch the surface lightly, skim along the surface.
Shave phr"A Good Lather is Half the Shave" - your work is half done if you;ve laid yours plans and made your preparations properly.
Shave phr"A Near Shave" - a narrow escape from some danger.
Shave phr"Shave an Egg" - to attempt to extort the uttermost.
Shave phr"Shave Off" - remove with a razor a growth of hair that has been allowed to develop.
Shave-foam nShaving cream.
Shave-hook nA tool for scraping metals, consisting of a sharp-edged triangular steel plate attached to a shank and handle.
Shave-ice nAny of the various desserts that include finely crushed or shaved ice and sweet syrup.
Shaveless adjWithout a shave.
Shaveling nSomeone with all or part of their head shaved, notably a tonsured clergyman or monk(often in derogatory terms). 2. a stripling; a young man physically ripe enough to shave.
Shaven adjHaving been shaved.
Shaver nOne who shaves. 2. a barber, whose occupation is to shave customers. 3. a tool or machine for shaving. 4. an electric razor.
Shavetail n(slang) a fleecer, scammer, grister. 2. pillager, plunderer, spoiler. 3. a newly-commissioned military officer. 4. a lad, boy, little fellow.
Shavewort nPlant of the genus Equisetum, horsetail, shave-grass, shave-rush, shaveweed.
Shaving nThe act of shaving. That which is shaved off. 3. the process of rendering various materials perfectly flat and free from irregularities by means of a shaving knife. 4. a thin strip cut off the surface of wood etc. 2. something used in the shaving of the face.
Shaw nA thicket, a small wood, copse or grove. 2. a strip of wood or underwood forming the border of a field.
Shaw nThe stalks and leaves of potatoes, turnips. (a variant of the word 'show').
Shaw vbTo fence or border (a field) with a shaw.
Shawy adjAbounding in shaws, woody.
She prThings female or of the female sex. 2. the female person or being previously mentioned or understood, in the nominative case. 4. that woman or female: any woman 5. an object designated or personified as feminine; things regarded as female ( a ship).
She pfxFemale, feminine in hyphenated compounds.
She phr"She Could Be Your Mother" - said to a young man in a romantic relationship with a much older woman.
She phr"She'll Be Apples" - everything will be all right, O.K.
She phr"She'll be Right" - everything will be O.K.
Sheading nO.E. sceadan: to divide. one of the six political division of the Isle of Man
She-shed nWoman cave
Sheaf nA quantity of stalks of cut grain or the like, bound together; a bundle of straw. 2. any collection of things, as papers held together by a band or tie. 3. the quiver full of arrows carried by an archer -- usu. 4. a bale, bindle, bundle, faggot, quiver, truss.
Sheaf vbMake into sheaves; to sheave.
Sheafless adjWithout as sheaf or sheave.
Sheaf-like adjResembling a sheaf or some aspect of one.
Sheaf-wise adjIn sheaves or bundles.
Sheafy adjPertaining to, consisting of, a sheaf or sheaves. 2. resembling a sheaf.
Shear nAn edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it.
Shear vbO.E. cut through with a weapon, divide, shave. 2. to deviate, sheer, to cut, clip, or sever a thing with shears or similar instrument, to shear or to shear a fleece a sheep. 3. to reap grain or other similar crops. 4. to deprive of property. 5. to separate or remove with shears or a like instrument. 6. to cut off or clip from the surface. 7. a tendency for one part to slide over another.
ShearernA workman who shears for a living.
Shearing nThe operation or clipping with shears or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from cloth. 2 the product of the act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine. 3. the whole shearing of a flock; the shearings from cloth. 4. (Scotland) the act or operation of reaping. 5. the act or operation of dividing with shears. 6. the shearing of metal plates. 7. the process of preparing shear steel; tilting. 8. (mining) the process of making a vertical side cutting in working into a face of coal
Shearing adjTending to cut or tear.
Shear-line nA line which separates regions of differing wind velocity.
Shearling nA sheep only once sheared.
Shearman nOne who shears sheep or cuts evenly the pile of cloth
Shears nAny large cutting or clipping instrument worked by crossing or cutting edges. 2. the ways or guides, as of a lathe. 3. an apparatus for hoisting and moving heavy objects.
Shear-steel nA steel suitable for shears, scythes, and other cutting instruments.
Shear strengthnThe resistance to forces that cause or tend to cause two contiguous parts of a body to slide relative to each other in a direction parallel to their contrast.
Shear-tail nAny of various hummingbirds with forked tails.
Shear-wall n(In architecture)an element of a wall that resists lateral shear on a building.
Shearwater nA seabird allied to the fulmars and petrels.
Shear-wave n(Physics) a wave that changes the medium through which it travels to change its shape but not its volume or density . 2. a seismic body wave that shakes the ground back and forth perpendicular to the direction the wave is moving.
Sheat-fish n(O.E. sceota; trout) A catfish (Siluris glanis) of the fresh waters of central and eastern Europe. It is the largest freshwater fish in Europe.
Sheath nA protective cover/covering, especially for the blade of a knife or sword; a case or holder for a knife or sword. 2. a condom. 3. an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant. 4. the protective cover around an electric cable. 5. a close-fitting dress.
Sheath vbTo put into a sheath; to gather and bind into a sheath, as in to sheaf wheat. 2. to plunge a sword into flesh, as if into a sheath. 3. to encase or protect with a covering, as the hull of a ship with metal. 4. to draw in as claws.
Sheath phr"Sheath the Sword" - to make peace; cease hostilties
Sheathing nSomething that wraps around or surrounds something, as a sheath encases its blade.
Sheath-knife nA knife with a fixed blade that fits in a sheath to protect the knife and its owner.
Sheathless adjWithout a sheath.
Sheathlike nResembling or characteristic of a sheath.
Sheath-winged adjOf insects that have wings enclosed in a sheath; coleopterous.
Sheathy adjForming or resembling a sheath or case; sheath-like.
Sheave vbTo gather and bind in a sheaf; sheave.
Sheave nSlice of bread. 2. a slice; a shaving.
Sheaved adjOf straw, made into a sheaf.
She-bear nA female bear.
She-bitch nA cruel and fearsome woman.
She-cat nA female (adult) cat.
Shed nDistinction, discrimination, separation (of one thing from another). 2. the faculty of discerning, or distinguishing. 2. something being shed or fallen as "a shed of snow." 3. a slope of a hill, decline, escarpment, gradient, run-off; as in watershed (lit and fig.)
Shed nA small low building, often with its sides or front open; a lean-to. 2. a hangar. 3. any building used for storage made from tin; sometimes a temporary covering. 4. a store-house barn.
Shed vbTo fall in drops; to pour out in drops. 2. to let fall the parts, as seeds or fruit; to throw off a covering. 3. to drop leaves, branches. 4. to get rid of, dismiss, sack, let go, release. 5. to shed or spill blood. 6. to cause or allow a substance to flow, spill or run out. 7. to cast off hair, fur, skin, feathers or other coverings like certain animals: to molt, exuviate, slough. 8. to emit, diffuse, cause to flow or pour out, as the sun sheds light. 9. to sprinkle, intersperse, to cause: her hair was shed with grey.
Shed phr"Shed Blood" - to kill.
Shed phr"Shed a Tear" - cry, release tear due to sadness.
Shed phr"Shed Light Upon" - illuminate to the understanding, make intelligible; to clarify or explain (give explanation) to something unknown.
Shed phr"Shed Out" - to move (sheep who have lambed) to better pasture.
Shed phr"Shed Tears Over" - express one's regret especially about a person or over an event which do not merit them.
Shedded adjHaving, or covered by, a shed.
Shedder nOne who sheds. 2. an animal that sheds or has lately shed its skin, as a crab.
She-devil nA woman whose bad temper, cruelty or wicked ways are so extreme as to evoke an image of the devil. 2. (literally): a female devil.
Shedding nThe act of shedding, separating, or casting.
Shedful adjAs much as a shed can hold.
Shedhand nAustralia and New Zealand: an unskilled assistant in a shearing shed.
Shedless nWithout a shed.
Shedlike adjResembling a shed.
Shedline nA water-parting line.
Shedload nA large amount; a shitload.
She-dog nA male dog.
Shed roof nA lean-to roof.
Sheel nShell, husk, pod, shell or outer covering. 2. that in the process of sheeling, shealing. 3. a parting, separation, division. 4. the act of parting, separation, dividing.
Sheen nA beautiful woman, a sheen. (Your beautiful sister Lucina, the sheen.) 2. The Sun: " The Sheen." 3. loss, lustre on a surface. radiance, brightness, brilliance, dazzle.
Sheen adjSomething to behold. 2. of a person, esp. of women and their appearance, features: beautiful, fair, comely, beholding. 3. " a sheen " a beauty in a woman or women. 4. of animals, inanimate objects, places: beautiful, attractive. 5. in a non-material sense: beautiful, radiant, noble, pure, clean, free from sin.) 6. bright, shiny, glossy, sheeny, resplendent. 7. of the day, the sky, bright, sheeny, sun-filled, bright in color.
Sheen vbTo shine, glisten, gleam, glint, to glow after.
Sheenful adjHaving a sheen, shiny, glossy.
Sheenless adjWithout beauty, plain, unattractive, ugly. 2. dull, wan, dark, sunless. 3. ignoble, impure, unclean, peccable.
Sheenly adv(Poetical) brightly.
Sheeny adjBeautiful, resplendent.
Sheep nA medium-sized, domesticated animal of the genus "Ovis aries." 2. an animal, a ruminant, kepted by man for its wool, skin and meat. 3. a docile vulnerable person with the supposed temperament of a sheep: meek, self-conscious, sheepishly bashful, foolish-feeling, weak and timid, a simpleton, who is preyed upon by. 4. the people of God under god's protection. 5. 'a black sheep' - a disreputable member of an otherwise respectable family; a rogue.
Sheep phr"As Well be Hung for a Sheep as a Lamb" - if punishment is to be handed out, one might as well do something really bad and enjoy it while they can.
Sheep phr"Be a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" - be a hypocrite or to be dangerous although masquerading as something harmless.
Sheep phr"Home On a Sheep's Back" - be doing well.
Sheep phr"Make Sheep Eyes At" - make a secretive, pining look, or humble doting glance at.
Sheep phr"Riding on a Sheep's Back" - to benefit from the production of wool (as Australia).
Sheep phr"There's a Black Sheep in every Flock" - in every community or group of people there is sure to be at least one shady character.
Sheepback nIn glaciology, a roche moutonnée (or sheepback) is a rock formation created by the passing of a glacier. The passage of glacier ice over underlying bedrock often results in asymmetric erosional forms as a result of abrasion on the "stoss" (upstream) side of the rock and plucking on the "lee" (downstream) side. These erosional features are seen on scales of less than a metre to several hundred metres.
Sheep bell nA bell attached to a collar worn by a sheep.
Sheep-berry nOne of the black oval, edible drupes of the sweet vibernum, (viburnum lentago). 2. the sheep-berry tree itself.
Sheep-biting nContemptible, unscrupulous, surly, sneaky, shifty, thieving.
Sheepcote nA small building for sheltering sheep.
Sheep dip nA liquid formulation of insecticide and fungicide, used to protect from infestation by external parasites.
Sheep dog nA breed of dog, used for herding sheep. 2. a bred of dog, used to guard sheep. 3. the old English sheepdog.
Sheepdom nThe quality or state of being asleep.
Sheepflesh nThe meat or flesh of sheep; mutton.
Sheepfold nAn enclosure for penning sheep.
Sheep-head nDoltish, stupid, silly person.
Sheep-headed adjSilly, simple-minded; stupid.
Sheep-herder nOne who herds sheep.
Sheep-herding nThe activity of herding sheep.
Sheep-hook nShepherd's crook.
Sheepily advIn the manner of a sheep, sheepishly.
Sheepiness nThe state or quality of being sheepy.
Sheepish adjSpiritless, shy, bashful, reticent, sheep-like, coy, hesitant. 2. embarrassed, awkward as through guilt and/or shame.
Sheepishly advIn a sheepish way; meekly; self-consciously, with embarrassment.
Sheepishness nThe quality or state of being sheepish.
Sheep-like adjResembling a sheep; docile and uncomplaining or willing to follow a leader blindly.
Sheepmeat nThe meat of a sheep, used as food; mutton.
Sheepness nThe quality of being asleep.
Sheep-run nAn extensive tract of country where sheep range and graze.
Sheep's-bit nA European herb.
Sheep's eyes nA secretive, pining look, or humble doting glance.
Sheep-shanks nAlso sheepshank, 1670s, "leg of a sheep," from sheep + shank (n.). A type of something lank, slender, or weak. (Attested earlier in transferred sense of "type of sailor's knot used to shorten a rope without cutting it).
Sheep-shearer nA pastoral worker who uses shears for the removal of the fleece from sheep.
Sheep-shearing nThe act of shearing sheep.
Sheep shears nA tool consisting of two blades with bevel edges, connected by a pivot, used for the removing the fleece of sheep.
Sheep-silver n(Historical) money specifically paid by tenants for exemption from the service of washing the Lord's sheep.
Sheep skin nThe skin of a sheep, especially when used to make parchment or in bookbinding. 2. a diploma. 3. the tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on, especially when used for clothing, rugs, etc.
Sheep-stealing nThe theft of sheep.
Sheeps-wool spongenA marine sponge, Hippospongia lachne.
Sheepwalk nLand given to pasturing of sheep, smaller that a sheep run.
Sheepwash nA lotion applied to the fleece of sheep, to kill vermin or preserve the fleece.
Sheepy adjResembling a sheep.
Sheer adj(Textiles) very thin or transparent. 2. (obsolete) pure in composition; unmixed; unadulterated. 3.(by extension) downright; complete; pure. 4. used to emphasize the amount or degree of something. 4. very steep; almost vertical or perpendicular.
Sheer adjClean, quite; at once. 2. pure, unmixed, simple, absolute, downright. 2. of fine linen or silk.
Sheer murder nTo be extremely unpleasant or difficult; or to be an inglorious defeat.
Sheerness nThe property of being sheer. 2. the result or product of being sheer.
Sheerwater nA seabird, that breeds on islands or coastal cliffs.
Sheet nA towel, napkin, a cloth. 2. a broad piece of linen or cotton stuff, canvas or the like for covering, swathing, protecting from injury. Nb: "a burying sheet": shroud.
Sheet phr"Between Sheets" - in bed.
Sheet phr"Sheet Down" - rain heavily in sheets.
Sheet phr"That Was My Sheet Anchor" - my best hope, chief stay, last refuge.
Sheet phr"Three Sheets in the Wind" - tipsy, drunk, intoxicated.
Sheet phr"White as a Sheet" - very white.
Sheet anchor n????A large, spare anchor. 2. a a source of confidence and help in times of danger.
Sheetboard nPanels of plywood or chipboard, typically used for constructing of paneling walls.
Sheetcake nA simple, flat rectangular cake often vanilla or sometimes chocolate.
Sheeted adjWrapped in a sheet or sheets, esp. a windy or encircling sheet; applied to the dead or ghosts. 2. encircled by a sheet as protection against injury or cold. 3. spread out like a sheet, esp. of rain, snow, lightning. 4. a shipwright's term for a surface built up of tongued and grooved boards.
Sheet-flood nA short-lived expanse of running water that spread as a continuous sheet over a large area following rain.
Sheetful adjThe amount that fits on a sheet (any meaning).
Sheeting nFabric used to make sheets (bedding). 2. (engineering) a lining of planks or boards for protecting an embankment. 3. (geology) a weathering process in which rock breaks into sheets after the compressed stress on it is removed. 4. close horizontal timbering for excavations. 5. matched-board surfaces on a ship.
Sheet iron nIron in broad, thin sheets.
Sheetless adjWithout sheets.
Sheet-lightning nA diffused and sudden glow of light flashing out of the clouds and illuminating their outlines.
Sheet-like adjResembling a sheet.
Sheet-rock nA building material comprising a sheet of gypsum sandwiched between two pieces of heavy paper, used mainly for interior walls and ceilings; drywall.
Sheet-rock vbTo install and finish sheet rock.
Sheety adjResembling a sheet, wide and flat.
Shelf nOE. (scylfe) ledge, a ledge or shelf of rock or mountain, a floor. 2. OE. (scylf) rugged rock, pinnacle. 3. modern word " shelf" : a partition; a thin flat piece of wood, metal etc. projecting from the wall, or as part of a unit, used to support books etc. 4. a horizontal flat board, framed in a cupboard etc., or fixed to a wall,and used for storing articles.
Shelf phr"Left or Put On the Shelf" - (of a woman)- unmarried, and not likely to marry because of age or unattractive looks. 2. no longer used; discarded, said of officials, workers etc no longer actively employed. 3. a project no longer continued.
Shelf-cloud nA low horizontal cloud typically forming the leading edge of thunderstorm outflow. 2. an arcus type-cloud often found along squall lines.
Shelfful adjEnough or the amount that fills a shelf.
Shelf-life nThe length of time a product (especially food and drugs) will last without deteriorating or without being sold. 2. the maximum time a packaged material can be stored under specific conditions and still meet the performance requirements specified
Shelf-like adjResembling a shelf or some aspect of one.
Shelf-mark nA usual alphanumeric indicating the physical of a book within a library.
Shelf-room nAvailable space on a shelf.
Shelfward advTowards a geological shelf.
Shelf-talker nA printed card affixed to a supermarket shelf to draw customer's attention to a specific product.
Shelf-ware nA piece of software that has never been used at all since its creation. 2. a piece of software created for the sole purpose of being immediately shelved. 3. software purchased but not use
Shelfworthy adjA product good enough to be kept or displayed on a shelf.
ShellnAmmunition fired by a cannon or rocket-launcher. 2. the hard outer covering of any animal; the housing or outer covering of something. 3. outer covering of some fruits, such as eggs, nuts. 4. rigid covering that covers an object. 5. a very light, narrow, racing boat. 6. metal sheathing of any thickness. 7. any slight, hollow structure. 8. a basic structure of a building or buildings left after bombing, after demolition or during renovation. 9. framework, hollow, skeleton. 10. a coarse, thin kind of interior coffin, enclosed within a more stronger one.
Shell vbTo direct, throw or use explosives on or upon enemies during or conflict, bomb or bombard a city. 2. create by explosion and explosive blasts a hole through a rock. 3. remove from a pod, husk, outer covering friut, nuts, seeds. 4. look for and collect shells by the seashore. s break off the shell, as in shelling peas or nuts. 7. separate the kernels of or from the cob, ear or husk. 8.
Shell phr"Come Out of One's Shelf" - cease, or become less shy; become more friendly, confident or communicative.
Shell phr"Go Into (One's) Shell" - to retreat into one's mind or otherwise isolate oneself so as to avoid undesirable thoughts, situations, or interactions with people.
Shell phr"Shell Out" - (slang) to pay money, fork out, stump up, to disburse; especially, to pay a great deal of money. 2. (computing) to use a program's "shell escape" function to execute an unrelated command or to invoke a subsidiary, interactive shell.
Shell-back nA worldly or old sailor. 2. a sailor who has crossed the equator. 3. a sea turtle 4. a barnacle.
Shell-bit nA carpenter's tool of crescent-shaped section used for boring screw holes.
Shelled adjHaving a shell; testaceous. 2. having had the shell stripped off or removed.
Shell egg nAn egg of the domestic fowl still in its natural state, as contrasted with dried egg.
Sheller nOne who shells or husks.
Shellfire nThe firing of shells, especially repeatedly.
Shell-fish nAn aquatic animal whose external covering consists of a shell, as oysters or the lobster; crustaceans or molluscs.
Shell-game nA confidence trick through deception. 2. in the phrase: play the shell game.
Shell heap nA mound of domestic waste consisting mainly of shells, common at prehistoric sites. 2. a kitchen midden.
Shell-hole nA hole made by an exploding shell; specifically , a crater-like depression in the ground.
Shell-ice nIce not supported by water, which has receded.
Shelliness nThe state or quality of being shelly.
Shelling nAn artillery bombardment. 2. the removal of the shell from a nut, pea etc. 3. grain from which the husk has been removed. 4. (topology) an ordering of the facets of a boundary complex such that the intersection of each facet (other than the first) with the union of all preceding facets is homeomorphic to a ball or sphere. 5. shallow, irregular cracks that appear on the surface of a coating such as plaster or mortar
Shell-less adjWithout a shell
Shell-like adjHaving a similar shape to a seashell. 2. the ear, particularly in set phrases, (can I have a word in your shell-like.
Shell-lime nLime obtained by burning sea shell.
Shell-limestone nLimestone composed mainly of sea-shells.
Shell-meat nConsisting of shellfish or testaceous molluscs.
Shell-monger nShell-seller or trader in shells. 2. shell collector.
Shell outphrDistribute freely
Shell-room nA compartment on board a warship, where shells are stored; a magazine.
Shell-sand nMinute fragments of shells constituting a considerable part of the seashore or beach.)
Shell star n(Astronomy) a raid-rotating star that has an equatorial circumstellar disc of gas.
Shelltoes nA style of basketball shoes with segmented rubber uppers resembling a seashell.
Shellwork nDecorations or ornamentation made from pattern of shells.
Shelly adjComposed of the shells of dea marine creatures. 2. resembling or comprising, the shell of a mollusc. 3. abounding in shells. 3. applied to wood in which shell shakes appear. 4. any form of hut, caboose, or shed that provides shelter against the weather. 5. any form or structure that provides protection against air raids.
Skelp nOE. (scylp): a sandbank in a river or sea; sometimes seen as shelf.
Shelter nA refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something. 2. an institution that provides temporary housing for the homeless. 3. a shed-like structure , open on the sides and provided with seats.
Shelter vbTo produce cover from damage and harassment. 2. to take cover.
Shelter phr"Shelter from" - use something as a cover or protection from a storm, bombardment etc. 2. offer or afford cover (from) gunfire.
Shelter-belt nA line of trees etc. planted to protect crops from the wind. 2. natural of artificial forest maintained as a protection from wind or snow.
Shelter-belted adjA row of trees that act as a windbreak to protect crops from the wind.
Shelter-dog nA do temporarily resident in or obtained from an animal shelter.
Sheltered adjProtected, as from wind or weather. 2. (of a person) who grew up being overprotected by parents or other guardians; often implies a lack of social skills, worldly experience, etc
Shelteredness nThe quality of being sheltered.
Sheltered workshop nA place with limited cognition can work in a safe environment.
Sheltering nA shelter, a structure beneath which one shelters.
Shelterless adjLacking shelter; homeless.
Sheltersome adjCharacterized or marked by sheltering; affording shelter or protection.
Shelterwood nMature trees, left to provide shelter to new saplings.
Sheltron nOE. (scieldtruma): a troop. 2. a close, compact body of troops, troops drawn in battle array. 3. a phalanx. 4. a compact body of ships; a shieldtrum (troop). 3. sheltrum.
Shelve vbOE. to shield or defend. 2. abandon or defer a plan. 3. remove a person from work; to retire. 4. to place on a shelf; put books on a shelve. 5. fit a cupboard with shelves. 6. to incline or slope slightly.
Shelve phr"Shelve Down" - slope gently (towards); slope down (to).
Shelved adjOf or pertaining to shelving; having shelves. 2. postponed.
Shelving nShelves collectively. 2. material for the construction of shelves. 3. the act of putting away on shelves; hence, putting aside; dismissing. 4. a slight inclining. 5. the bank of a river.
Shelving adjSloping steeply.
Shelvy adjOf rocks, ice,etc. having shelves. 2. sloping, shallow.
Shench nA cupful of drink or liquor,
Shench vbTo pour liquor. 2. to give a person a drink. 3. to shenk
Shend vbTo put to shame and disgrace. 2. to confound, confuse. 3. to destroy, ruin, bring to destruction. 4. to disfigure, corrupt, infect, defile, soil. 5. to overcome with fatigue, bewilder, stupefy. 6. a milder sense: to injure, hurt, impair, damage, spoil; to discomfit in an argument or disagreement. 7. to dishonor, blacken, denigrate, demean, to be shent.
Shendful adjInfamous, disgraceful, vile, ignominious, shendlac
Shendship nShendness, disgrace, ignominy, infame, vileness, the condition or quality of shend: shendness.
Shendship nShendness, disgace, ignominy, infame, vileness, the condition or quality of shend: shendness.
Shenker nA drinker, a drunk, boozer.
Shene vbTo burst asunder, break, blow up, explode.
Shent nDisgrace, shame, ignominy, scandal.
Shepherd nOne who tends, feeds and guards sheep, esp. a grazing flock. 2. a church pastor or clergyman who gives religious guidance.
Shepherd vbTo watch out and tend as a shepherd; guard, protect. 2. to marshal the members of some group.
Shepherd phr"The Good Shepherd" - Jesus Christ.
Shepherd phr"The Shepherd's Warning" - "red sky at night is the shepherd's delight, Red sky in the morning is the shepherd's warning.
Shepherd-hearted adjKind, compassionate, caring.
Shepherdish adjresembling or suiting a shepherd; pastoral.
Shepherd-knot nA low growing herb, the tormentil.
Shepherdless adjLacking a shepherd.
Shepherdlike adjResembling or characteristic of a shepherd.
Shepherdly advResembling or characteristic of a shepherd; pastoral, rustic. 2. taking care of a group or flock, as a shepherd does.
Shepherd-moon nA small moon that orbits near the outer of a planetary ring or within gaps in the ring. The edge of the ring remains sharply defined owing to the gravity of shepherd moons.
Shepherd's crook nA long staff, having the end curved to form a large hook.
Shepherdship nThe dignity or office of a shepherd.
Shepherd's needle nVenus's comb. 2. beggarticks.
Shepstare nThe starling: from their habit of sitting on a sheep's back and searching for ticks to eat.
Sheriff nShire-reeve, the shireman.
Sheriffdom nThe regions in which a sheriff has authority. 2. the office, or period of office, of a sheriff.
Sheriffhood nThe office of a sheriff.
Sheriffship nThe office or jurisdiction of a sheriff.
Sheriffwick nThe area of jurisdiction of a sheriff.
Shewel nA scarecrow.
She-wolf nA female wolf. 2. a predatory.
Shide nA piece of wood split for timber, often used for fire wood, a shider.
Shide vbTo divide, cleave, split, shatter, splinter.
Shield nA scute, carapace, plastron, or any protective plate covering. 2. a privy, toilet, out-house. 3. sheet ice. 4. the dome of a shield volcano or a very broad dome with gently sloping sides. 5. a broad area of very old rocks above sea level that is usually characterized by thin, poor soils and low population densities
Shield vbTo protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm. 2. hold back a thought or feeling about. 3. to harbor a grudge etc. 4. to cover with, defend, protect from injury. 5. to ward off, to keep off or out, to forbid. 6. to avert misfortune.
Shield phr"Shield from" - give protection from the elements or physical danger.
Shield-back nA chair in which the back has an outline of a shield.
Shield-bearer nA person who carries a shield, especially a lower ranking person who carries it for a higher-ranking person.
Shield-bone nThe scapula or shoulder bone.
Shield-fern nAny common fern of the genus which has a shield-shaped sporangia.
Shielding nProtection in various senses.??????
Shieldly advIn a protective manner.
Shieldless adjWithout a shield or any kind of protection.
Shield-like adjResembling or characteristic of a shield.
Shield maiden nIn Norse mythology a virgin who has chosen to fight as a warrior in battle.
Shieldman nOne who carries a shield.
Shield Wall nThe formation of a shield wall, as Scildweall or Bordweall in Old English, (Skjaldborg in Old Norse) is a military tactic that was common in many cultures in the very early modern warfare age. There were many slight variations of this tactic among these cultures, but in general, a shield wall was a "wall of shields" formed by soldiers standing in formation shoulder to shoulder, holding their shields so that they abut or overlap. Each soldier benefits from the protection of their neighbors' shields as well as their own.
Shieldwise advIn the manner of a shield, as a protective barrier.
Shift nA transformation, displacement 2. a work-shift: time which you are at work. 3. a crew of workers. 4. the act of moving one place to another. 5. switch, changeover, directional change, dislodgement. 6. unsteady sideways movement. 7. a geological fault, fracture, break. 8. division, veering, distribution. 9. a woman's sleeveless undergarment.
Shift vbIn OE: to determine. 2. put in order, arrange. 3. apportion, distribute, divide into shares, partition off. 4. manage matters, make provision, deal, bargain. 5. bestir oneself; make a living by one's own devices. 6. manage with something inferior; to made do or to make shift. 7. to change someone mind; to change places. 8. to dress in fresh underclothing. 9. to change a scene. 10. to evade, turn aside. 11. transfer blame, responsibility or burden. 12. to palm off something onto a person. 13. to change a mechanical thing like a lever. 14, to alter direction. 15. to avoid, elude, escape. 16. shirk, to put off, deter. 17. to quit or leave. 18. to rid of. 19. to put off a person with a subterfuge. 20. evade or turn aside an argument or promise. 21. get rid of the effects, of drink, etc. 22. to change one's lodgings. 23. to move away, withdraw, depart esp to slip off unobserved.24. travel, journey, fare, move on.
Shift phr"Get a Shift On" - hurry up (informal)
Shift phr"Make Shift" - manage or contrive; get along somehow. 2. do what one wants to do in spite of not having ideal conditions.
Shift phr"Shift and Shaft" - the act of increasing taxes at a lower level of government, whilst lowering them at the highest level for political expediency.
Shift phr"Shift for Oneself" - rely on one's own efforts. 2. manage to earn a living, run a home, etc, without the help from others. 2. manage as best one can without help from others.
Shift phr"Shift Off" - get rid of (responsibility) to another.
Shift phr"Shift One's Ground" - take up a new position in an argument. 2. say or write something that contradicts something one has previously written or said.
Shift phr"Shift One's Tides" -(dated, nautical) to record the variations of the tide and the positions of the sun and moon using a nautical almanac and sextant to determine the location and phase of the moon and to calculate the relative effect of the tides on the navigation of the ship.
Shifter nOne who, or that which, shifts or changes. 2. (linguistics) a word whose meaning changes depending on the situation, as by deixis. 2. (nautical) an assistant to the ship's cook in washing, steeping, and shifting the salt provisions. 3. (engineering) an arrangement for shifting a belt sidewise from one pulley to another. 4.(engineering, textiles) a wire for changing a loop from one needle to another, as in narrowing, etc. 5. (cycling) a component used by the rider to control the gearing mechanisms and select the desired gear ratio, usually connected to the derailleur by a mechanical actuation cable. 6. a spanner with an adjustable jaw size. 7. (mining, historical) a person employed to repair the horse-ways and other passages, and keep them unobstructed. 8. 9. (US, Pennsylvania) a switcher or shunter: a railroad locomotive used for shunting. 10.(mythology, science fiction, fantasy) a shape-shifter, or a person or other being capable of changing their physical form. 11. (erotica) a genre of erotica focusing on lycanthropes or other shapeshifters, such as werewolves
Shiftful adjHabitually traveling; itinerant.
Shiftily advIn a shifty manner or way.
Shiftiness nThe property of being tricky of character or behavior. 2. the result or product of being shifty.
Shifting nA shift or change; a shifting movement. 2. changing places or positions, displacement, fickle, unreliable, unstable.
Shifting-sands nArguments which are constantly changing.
Shift-key nThe key on a typewriter used to select uppercase letters and certain special characters by physically moving the mechanism. 2. (computing) a key on a personal computer or terminal keyboard used to effect the same function, or to change the function of the function keys.
Shiftless adjHelpless from self-defence. 2. void of cunning or artifice. 3. lacking in resource, incapable of shifting for oneself, hence inefficient, effete, lazy, shiftlessness. 4. of action, ineffective, futile, unvarying, unchanging, without shift, without wend.
Shiftlessness nthe state or condition of being shiftless.
Shift-off nA delay, deferment, put-off, lay aside.
Shiftshaper nCreature or thing that has the ability to transform its physical form or shape. This is usually achieved through an inherent ability of a mythological creature, divine intervention or the use of magic. Werewolves are shiftshapers; so are words.
Shiftshaping nThe ability of a being or creature to transform its physical form or shape. This is usually achieved through an inherent ability of a mythological creature, divine intervention or the use of magic.
Shiftwork nScheduled work outside outside customary working hours. 2. a mode of employment to maintain a continuous 24/7 operation.
Shifty adjNot straightforward; evasive, deceitful. 2. full of expedients; alert, capable. 3. artful,tricky, fickle.
Shild nDebt, fault, due, obligation, liability. 2. sin, guilt, crime, offence.
Shildy adjGuilty, culpable.
Shill vbTo resound, sound loudly, 2. to ashill.
Shill vbTo separate. 2, to curdle milk.
Shilling nA coin formerly used in the U.K. U.S. Ireland, and many other Commonwealth countries.
Shilling phr"Be Only Ten Pence in the Shilling" - be slightly stupid.
Shilling phr"Take the King's Queen's Shilling" - enlist as a soldier (formerly a soldier was paid a shilling)
Shillingless adjWithout a shilling; penniless, broke.
Shilling side nAn area or suburb in a city or town, where the shops carry a cheaper range of merchandise than on the other areas or suburb of the same town/city. @. two-dollar shops.
Shim nShadow, gloom. 2. the streak of white on a horse's face. 3. a faint or transient appearance; a glimpse, a shimmer.
Shimmer nA soft, slight wavering light. 2. a shine bright, a glistening, a gleam; glimmer. 3. a shine or shining with slightly flickering light. 4. to shine faintly, give off or emit a tremulous shining or gleaming.
Shimmer vbEarlier use to shine brightly, glisten. 2. to shine with a tremulous, somewhat flickering light. 2. to gleam faintly. 3. to shine with a soft, slight wavering light. 4. to move effortlessly, glide, drift.
Shimmering nShining with a soft, slightly watery light.
Shimmeriness nFlickering.
Shimmeringly advShining with a soft, slight wavering light.
Shimmery adjShimmering or seeming to shine brightly.
ShinnThe inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg, between the knee and the ankle. 2. the foremost part of the human leg, between the knee and the ankle. 3. the tibia.
Shin vbClimb awkwardly, as if to scramble. 2. to climb a tree, pole etc. by grasping it by the arms and legs, without the help of spikes, steps or other aids: "to shinny up.". 3. to go or run hastily in order to borrow money from a number of persons: 'to shin it.'
Shin phr"Shin It" - to go or run hastily in order to borrow money from a number of persons.
Shin phr"Shin Up" - climb up a tree, wall, rope.
Shin bone nThe tibia, the larger of the two bones of the leg.
Shinder vbTo shiver. 2. to shatter into pieces.
Shine nThe quality of being bright and emitting light rays. 2. the quality or state of brightness, lustre, gloss, polish, sheen. 3. effulgence, refulgence. 4. sunshine, fairweather. 5. a liking or fancy for another.
Shine vbTo be bright by reflecting or casting light. 2. to be shiny, as if wet, glisten. 3. to emit light, beam, gleam, glint. 4. to be distinguished, eminent, talented. 5. to have a bright complexion; to glow, beam, radiate. 6. to touch or seem to be touching visually. 7. to experience a well-being feeling or happiness. 8. to make a surface shine, looked polished, smooth, smoothen. 9 to fall upon, strike.
Shine phr"Come Rain or Shine" - whatever happens.
Shine phr"Make Hay While the Sun Shines" - to make use of an opportunity before it disappears.
Shine phr"Rise and Shine" - make the best of an opportunity.
Shine phr"Shine like a Good Deed in a Naughty World" - be praiseworthy and pleasing in sharp contrast to the less pleasant bckground, etc.
Shine phr"Shine Out" - give out a bright light. 2. be clearly noticeable, outstanding because of one's qualities.
Shine phr"Shine Through" - (fig. of a positive things) to be discernible despite obstruction; to be apparent or evidenced.
Shine phr"Shine Up" - to cause to be shiny or more shiny.
Shine phr"Take a Shine to" - like; take a fancy to. 2. form a liking for somebody. 3. be keen on a person.
Shine phr"Take the Shine Off Something" - spoil the brilliance or newness of. 2. spoil the performnce of something.
Shine phr"Take the Shine Out of" - to demonstrably surpass. 2. put into the shade by surpassing, eclipsing, humiliating. 3. cause to appear inferior or less important than previously.
Shine phr"Wnen One's Ship Comes In" - when one becomes wealthy.
Shineless adjWithout any shine; dull.
Shiner nOne who shines; a luminary; that which shines. 2. (colloquial) a black eye. 3. (slang, dated) a bright piece of money, especially a sovereign. 4. any of numerous species of small freshwater American cyprinoid fishes of Notropis, Minnilus, and allied genera, such as the redfin. 5. any silvery fish, such as the horsefish, menhaden, or moonfish.

6. the common silverfish. 7. (slang) a moonshiner. 8. small reflective surface used for cheating at card games.

Shinily advIn shiny manner.
Shininess nThe usual property of something shining with reflective light, shine.
Shiningness nThe quality of of shining, brightness. 2. reflecting light. 3. emitting light.
Shining nEmitting or refracting a continuous light. 2. reflecting light; gleaming, luminous. 3. of unusual brilliance, excellence, conspicuous. 4. having a high polish or sheen. 5. having exceptional merit.
Shining light nAn eminent or scholarly person. 2. outstanding good in any field or activity.
Shiningly advin a shining manner, brilliantly.
Shink vbO.E. scencan: to pour or serve wine or beer.
Shin-leaf nA low perennial herb (Pyrola elliptica) with rounded evergreen root leaves, common in the woods of the northern United States.
Shinny vbTo climb in an awkward manner.
Shinny phr"Shinny Up" - to climb a tree, pole etc. by grasping it by the arms and legs, without the help of spikes, steps or other aids.
Shiny phrHaving a shine, glistening, polished, glossy; polished, bright. 2. (of clothing esp. the seat of trousers etc) having the nap worn off.
Ship nA sea vessel that carries freight and passengers. 2, any large sea-going vessel. 3. a space going craft. 4. a dish originally fashioned like the hull of a ship, used to hold incense.
Ship vbTo engage to serve on board a vessel. 2. to engage or secure for service seaman on board a ship. 3. to embark on a ship. 4. to put on board a ship or rail train ;for transportation, to transport or convey. 4. convey on ships belonging to one country or industry, such as on a cargo ship, merchant ship.
Ship sfxForming nouns denoting: a quality or condition (friendship). 2. status, office or honor (lordship). 3. a tenure of office (leadership). 4. a skill in a certain capacity (workmanship). 5. the collective individuals of a group (membership)
Ship phr"Run One's Own Ship" - do things and organize subordinates in one's own way.
Ship phr"Ship a Sea" - be flooded by a wave.
Ship phr"Ship Off" - send, dispatch especially by sea or air.
Ship phr"Ship of War" - a warship.
Ship phr"Ship Out" - to depart, especially for a sea voyage or military assignment. 2. go to sea as a crew member. 3. send, carry from a port as a cargo; send, especially by means of a transport vehicle. 4. figuratively) to leave, get out, or resign; to get rid of, expel, or discard.
Ship phr"Take Ship" - embark.
Ship phr"When One Ship Comes In" - when one's business ventures are successfully completed or when luck arrives. 2. when a person's fortune is made. 3. 'when my ship comes home' The allusion is to argosy returning from foreign ports laden with very rich freight, and so enriching the merchant who sent it forth,
Shipboard nUsed or occurring on board a ship (a shipboard love).
Shipboard phr"On Shipboard" - on board ship.
Shipborne adjCarried by ship.
Shipbote nPayment or charge for the repair of a ship
Ship breaker nOne who works in shipbreaking.
Ship-breaking nThe breaking up of ships for scrap recycling.
Shipbreche nShipwreck; shipwreck.
Shipbroker nAn intermediary agent who negotiates between shipowners and persons wanting to charter shipping.
Shipbuilder nOne who builds vessels, such as ships and boats.
Shipbuilding nThe construction of a ship or ships.
Ship burial nBurial (in earlier times) in a wooden ship under a mound.
Shipe nIn OE. sense, dignity, condition. 2. something allocated, wages, reward, remuneration, shiping.
Shipe vbTo reward, pay wages.
Shipful adjOf full cargo or complement.
Shipholder nOne who owns a ship or ships.
Shipholding nOwning a ship or ships.
Shipless adjWithout a ship, as in a shipless sea.
Shiplike adjResembling or characteristic of a ship.
Shipload nThe amount of cargo that a ship can carry.
Shiplord nA shipmaster, skipper, sea captain.
Shipman nThe master of a ship; a shiplord.
Shipmaster nThe master of a ship; a captain,a commander. 2. a seaman, sailor, a mariner. 3. the master of a ship, a shiplord.
Shipowner nOne who owns a ship.
Shipowning nOwning a ship.
Shipped adjAboard a ship; part of a cargo.
Shippen vbO.E. scypen: a stable; cowhouse.
Shipper nA seaman. 2. a sea captain, skipper. 3. one who ships goods for transportation. 4. one who transports goods by rail.
Shipping nThe commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials; transportation, transport; transportation, transport. 2. conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry.
Shipping forecast nA broadcast containing weather reports around a coastline.
Shipping lane nA route across an ocean, sea or other body of water which is regularly used by commercial maritime vehicles.
Shipping marks nPrivate trade marks of timber exporting company to denote the quality of the wood.
Shipping-master nAn official presiding at the signing of ship's articles, paying off of seamen etc.
Shippon nA cattle-shed, a cowhouse, an ox-stall, a shippen, farm buildings.
Shiprat nThe black rat (Rattus rattus).
Shiproom nThe storage space on a ship.
Ship's bell nA bell used to indicate the time aboard a ship and hence to regulate the sailors' duty watches.
Ship's boat nA utility boat carried by a larger vessel.
Ship's days nThe days allowed for a vessel to load or unload; shipping days.
Shipshape adjIn a seaman like manner: meticulously neat and tidy; in good order. 2. organized, serviceable trained and ready for action.
Ship's husband nAn agent who has the authority to repair and outfit a particular ship.
Shipspeak nNautical jargon.
Ship's time nThe time shown by the deck clock: usually local mean time at whatever meridian a vessel happens to be.
Shipwards advTowards a ship.
Shipway nThe sloping dry dock in which a ship built and from which it is launched; slip-way. 2. a navigable canal.
Shipwide adjThroughout a ship.
Shipworker nA shipyard worker.
Shipworm nA marine mollusc (Teredo) and (Bankia)that bores through wood. 2. marine boeres.
Shipwreck nThe partial or total destruction of a ship at sea. 2. utter or practical destruction or ruin. 3. scatterd remnants, as of a wrecked ship, wreckage.
Shipwrecked adjStranded as a result of a shipwreck.
Shipwright nA person who designs, builds and repairs ships, especially wooden ones. 2. a ship's carpenter; ship-builder.
Shipyard nA place where ships are built and repaired; a shipbuilding yard.
Shipyard-eye nKerato-conjuctivitis.
Shire nIn OE: official charge, adminstration office, esp, that of a bishop, steward, governor. In Old English times of smaller districts, hundreds and wapentake for purposes of local government. 2. A province, district.
Shire adjBright, shining. 2. of liquids: clear, translucent. 3. pure, unnixed. 4. morally, spiritually clean or pure. 5. complete, perfect, sheer, utter; also negatively mere, bare. 6. thin, tenuous, not dense, scanty, sheer, weak, small.
Shire sfxForming the name of counties (Wiltshire).
Shire phr"Come Out of the Shires" - to come from a considerable distance.
Shire phr"Knight of the Shire" - the original name of two men of rank of knight who formerly a shire or county in parliament. The boroughs were represented by burgesses.
Shire-hall nA courthouse or assembly room of a shire or county.
Shire horse nThe tallest breed of a draught horse, heavy and powerful and bred chiefly in the midlands counties of England. 2.
Shirely advBrightly, clearly, purely, shirenessly 2. with main force: with might, straight down.
Shire-moot nJudicial assembly of the shire in OE. times. 2. a shire-mote.
Shire-reeve nA local official in medieval England appointed by the King to administer the shire
Shires n"The Shires" - the midland counties of England whose name all end in -shire; part of these counties where hunting on a large scale take place.
Shire-town nThe administrative centre, capital, of a Shire.
Shire-wite nTax paid to the sheriff for holding a shire court.
Shirt nOE: scherte: a short garment, a petticoat, tunic, argon, apron. 2. a garment or shirting worn on the upper part of the body. 3. a loose garment of cloth, linen or other materials worn on the upper part of the body. Formerly worn by both male and female wearers, now usu. worn only by men and boys. 4. 'bloody shirt' the symbol of murder or outrage.
Shirt vbTo clothe or cover with a shirt.
Shirt phr"Give The Shirt off One's Back" - give one's last remaining possessions to help another. 2. be very generous; give all one has.
Shirt phr"Keep One's Shirt On" - keep one's temper; relax, chill out.
Shirt phr"Lose One's Shirt" - lose all one's possessions. 2. to make heavy financial losses.
Shirt phr"Not a Shirt to One's Name" - penniless.
Shirt phr"Put One's Shirt On a Horse" - gamble or bet one's entire possessions on. 2. be sure of.
Shirt phr"Take the Shirt off One's Back" - to take all one has.
Shirt phr"Wear a Hair Shirt" - practise self-discipline.
Shirt phr"Work In One's Shirt Sleeves" - work hard.
Shirted adjWearing a shirt.
Shirtily advIn an shirty manner. 2. annoyingly, ill-temperedly.
Shirtiness nThe state or characteristic of being shirty. 2. annoyance, a state of ill-temper.
Shirting nAny fabric or material (in a roll) used to make shirts. 2. closely woven material of cotton, linen, silk etc., used for making shirt s, blouses, dresses. 3. shirts (collectively).
Shirtless adjWithout, or not wearing, a shirt.
Shirtlessness nAbsence of a shirt or shirts.
Shirt-like adjResembling a shirt.
Shirtmaker nOne who makes shirts as an occupation.
Shirt-making nThe industry or practice of making shirts.
Shirt-sleeve nThe part of a shirt that covers an arm.
Shirt-tail nThe lower curved part of a shirt below the waist.
Shirty adjIll-tempered and annoyed.
Shit nExcrement; the act of defecation. 2. a contemptible person.
Shit phr"Like Shit" - very bad.
Shit phr"No Shit" - an exclamation of amazement or belief. 2. an ironic, sarcastic response to the statement ???
Shit phr"Shit for Brains" - a stupid person.
Shithouse nA toilet, lavatory, bathroom.
Shitless adjBe extremely frightened.
Shit show nA messy situation, especially involving drunkenness and revelry.
Shit-talk nOffensive and rude speech.
Shit-talking nSpeaking rude and offensively about someone, especially behind their backs.
Shit weasel nA deceitful and contemptible person.
Shitware nComputing software of exceptionally poor quality.
Shittle adjOf persons and their faculties: inconstant, variable, wavery, flighty, fickle. 2. Of things, shaky, unstable. 3. shittle-wit: a foolish person; shittle-willed: wavering, fickle in resolve.
Shittleness nFickleness. instability, vacillation, shakiness.
Shive nA sheave, a particle of tusk. 2. a splinter. 3. apiece of wood for a bung on a cask. 4. a piece of thread or fluff on the surface of a cloth. 5. refuse of hemp or flax. 6. a sliver of light; a shive-light. 7. a piece of bread, a sheave of bread, a sheave or small wheel in a pulley.
Shiver nA fragment, one of the small pieces into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden violence, a chip, splinter. 2. flake, loose fibre, or filament; nb: plural-shivers. 3. slately stone a variety of blue state. 4. a breastplate of a plough. 5. a small wedge for the fastening of the bolt of a window shuttle; a spindle. 6. reflex motion caused by cold or fever or excitement, a tremble, a shake. 7. an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; a frisson of surprise. 8. a chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle.
Shiver vbTo tremble convulsively, from fear or excitement; shudder, throb, thrill. 2. to vibrate, quiver, shake as from cold. 3. to cause to tremble as a sail.
Shiver phr"Get the Shivers" - have malaria, ague, a chill, a cold.
Shiver phr"Shiver My Timbers" - reputed piratical curse, exclaiming of astonishment or amusement. An imprecation used by 'stage-sailors' and popular with children's story writers. Presumably of nautical origin , shiver here is used in the sense 'to shatter' or 'splinter into pieces', the timber being those of the ship.
Shivering nThe act of shivering or trembling.
Shivery adjInclined to shiver, tremulous, mild to excess.
Shoad vbIn OE. to divide, separate, shed. 2. loose fragments of tin, lead, copper.
Shoal nFlock of birds. 2. large number of person, a throng, a crowd, a troop. 3. a large number of inaminate things. 5. a mass of floating ice.
Shoal adjOf water, watercourse, harbour, sound: not deep, slight in the depth, becoming shallow, shoaling. 2. of mind or intellectual: shallow, unprofound, shallowness.
Shoal vbOf waterway, streams, bays, harbor: to become shallower. 2. Of a ship to come into shoal or the shallows. 3. to dig or drive less deeply into soil.
Shoal-hoodnShallowness, undepthness, slightness.
Shoaliness nThe quality or state of being shoaly. 2. a small depth of water; shallowness.
Shoaling ppGrowing or becoming shallower.
Shoaling wave nA wave that is shoaling, and a shallow when it hits hard.
Shoalwise advIn or as a shoal.
Shoaly adjFull of or abounding in shoals or shallow places.
Shoat nA young weaned pig. 2. an idle, worthless person.
Shock nAn unkempt or shaggy mass of hair. 2. a poodle or shaggy-haired dog; a shough.
Shock-dog nA shaggy dog.
Shock-head nHaving a thick, bushy head of hair.
Shod adjWearing shoes. 2. having tyres equipped.
Shode nThe crown of the head. 2. the part(ing) of the head. 3. a dividing ridge.
Shoding nSeparation. 2. the parting of the hair.
Shoe nA metal u-shaped plate nailed for protection to the underside of a horse's hoof. 2. footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather, and a sole or heel of a heavier material. 3. to supply or furnish with shoes. 4. any form of iron foot for a wood member. 5. a metal point for a foot of a pile. 6. a bent piece at the foot of a down-pipe to turn the water away from the wall. 7. the seating for the heel of a swing door. 8 at metal slipper at the bottom of a sliding door sash to engage with the runner. 8. any adjective applied to the numerous parts of and appliances for footwear: shoe-tree, shoe-last, shoe-heel, shoe-filler etc.
Shoe phr"Stand in Another Man's Shoes" - to be in the situation of another; their difficulty and responsibilities.
Shoe phr"Be In Dead Men's Shoes" - to expect promotion in times.
Shoe phr"Fill Someone's Shoes" - be a good successor.
Shoe phr"His Shoes Are Made of Running Leather" - he is given to roving or wandering.
Shoe phr"Shake in One's Shoes" - to be a state of fear or terror.
Shoe phr"Stand in Another Man's Shoes" - to be in the situation of another; their difficulty and responsibilities.
Shoe phr"Whose Shoes I am Not Worthy to Bear" - (biblical Matt. 111, 11). I am not worthy to be his humblest slave. It was the business of a slave recently purchased to carry his master's sandals.
Shoe beam nA beam of non-conducive material (usually fibre-glass or wood), attached to a train bogey that supports the pick up shoe.
Shoe bolt nA bolt with a flaring hood, for facilitating shoes on sleigh runners.
Shoebox nA box in which shoes are sold. 2. (derogatory) a small cramped residence, or similar space.
Shoecare nThe care and maintenance of shoes.
Shoe-hammer nA hammer with a broad face for pounding leather on a lap-stone.
Shoe-heel n
Shoehorn nA tool use to assist putting the foot a shoe by sliding the heel in.
Shoehorn vbTo force or squeeze into an inadequate space.
Shoehorning nA thing by which a transaction is facilitated; a medium. 2. an inducement.
Shoeing nThe act of fitting an animal with horseshoes. 2. a thrashing.
Shoeing-smith nA farrier.
Shoe-last nA shoe maker's model for repairing shoes and boots.
Shoe-leather nLeather that is used to make shoes. 2. leather from which shoes are made that is worn out through walking.
Shoe leather adjBasic, old-fashioned or traditional; specifically (journalism) shoe-leather journalism or shoe-leather reporting: journalism involving walking from place to place observing things and speaking to people, rather than sitting indoors at a desk
Shoe-leather phr"As Ever Trod Shoe-leather" (idiomatic, archaic) - as ever existed or lived. Treading shoe leather refers to walking, in the sense of walking on this earth.
Shoe-less adjWithout shoes.
Shoelessness nThe state or condition of being shoeless.
Shoe-like adjResembling a shoe or some aspect of some.
Shoemaker nOne who makes boots, shoes, etc. 2. a cobbler, a sutler.
Shoemaker phr"The Shoemaker's Son Always Goes Barefoot" - refers to those who neglect their own interests and those of their families.
Shoeshine nA polish given to shoes. 2. the polished appearance giving to shoes.
Shoesmith nA person who smiths or repairs iron or steel shoes for a living (other metals are used, but this is uncommon).
Shoestring nA shoelace. 2. figuratively, manage on a small amount.
Shoestring phr"Live on a Shoestring" - do something with great economy.
Shoestring adjBarely adequate; precarious.
Shoe top nThe upper surface of a shoe.
Shoe-treen A wooden or metal form inserting in boots or shoes to preserve their shape or to stretch them; also called a boot-tree.
Shoe-up vbTo properly shoe a horse.
Shoe-wear nShoes (as a category of clothing).
Shoe-wedge nA wege-shaped shoe insert to be affixed inside any footwear to make the wearer look taller.
Shond nShame, disgrace, ignominy, scandal, infamy. 2. "To do someone shond." --- treat with indignity. 3. "to bring shond upon oneself or another." --- bring scandal, infamy, etc.
Shond phr "To do Someone Shond." - treat with indignity.
Shond phr 3. "To Bring Shond Upon Oneself or Another." - bring scandal, infamy, etc.
Shood nThe husk of oats after threshing. Also spelt "shude."
Shoot vbTo hit, wound, kill with a missile, discharged from a weapon. 2. to discharge a missile from a bow, rifle. 3. to send forth swiftly; to move or act quickly or suddenly.. 4. to launch or discharge a projectile. 5. to begin to speak. 6. (figuratively) to dismiss or do away with. 7. to photograph; to film. 8. to go over or pass quickly through: 'shoot the rapids'. 9. to penetrate, like a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation (in a limb). 10. to change form suddenly; especially, to solidify. 11. to send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit. 12. to send to someone. 13. to make the stated score (as in golf). 14. in surveying, to measure the distance and direction to (a point). 15. to inject a drug (such as heroin) intravenously. 16. to develop, move forward. 17. To germinate; to bud; to sprout. 18. to grow; to advance.

19. (nautical) to move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee. 20. to push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; often with out. 21. to protrude; to jut; to project; to extend, as land shoots into a promontory. 22. in carpentry, to plane straight; to fit by planing. 23. to variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches

Shoot nThe emerging stem and embryonic leaves of a new plant. quotations. 2. a photography session. 3. a hunt or shooting competition. 4. (professional wrestling, slang) an event that is unscripted or legitimate 5. the act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot. 6. a rush of water; a rapid. 7. (mining) a vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode. 8. (weaving) a weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick. 9. a shoat; a young pig. 10. an inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; a chute. 11. an inclined slide or trough.
Shoot phr"Go The Whole Shoot" - do all there's to do; do everything; do the whole gamut; the whole shooting match.
Shoot phr"Shoot Ahead" - come quickly to the front of other competitors; outstrip. 2. rapidly progress, take the lead.
Shoot phr"Shoot a Line" - (slang Royal Air Force)suggest by one's remarks that one 's standing, work, achievements etc are better, or more important, than they actually are. 2. talk pretentiously, to exaggerate.
Shoot phr"Shoot At" - to strive for; attempt to attain or obtain.
Shoot phr"Shoot Down" - to move quickly and violently. 2. to shoot at and force to come down to ground (and usually out of control), like an enemy aircraft. 3. to thwart the passage of, such as a proposal; vote down, defeat. 4. bring down, cut down, deal a death-blow to.
Shoot phr"Shoot for the Stars" - to aim high, set lofty goals.
Shoot phr"Shoot from the Hip" - (literally) to discharge a firearm while it is held near the hip, without taking time to aim by means of the gun-sights. 2. (fig.) to speak frankly or act quickly based on first impression, without carefully studying the background information, or wider context etc.
Shoot phr"Shoot in" - give covering fire for infantry, assaulting an enemy position.
Shoot phr"Shoot It Out" - engage in a decisive gun battle. 2. fight to a conclusion, or decision (usually with a small-arm).
Shoot phr"Shoot Off One's Mouth" - to speak spontaneously and without restraint; lip off. 2. to talk too freely or too much. 3. to speak without thinking.
Shoot phr"Shoot One's Bolt" - find that there is nothing further one can do to attack somebody, defend oneself, or to achieve one's aim, make one's final effort (from bolt : arrow, hence 'have no weapon left'). 2. to lose one's temper.
Shoot phr"Shoot Oneself in the Foot" - to act foolishly against one's own interests; to unintentionally behave self-destructively.
Shoot phr"Shoot Out Of" - emerge swiftly and suddenly from a burrow, door, gate etc.
Shoot phr"Shoot Out Of the Water" - to frustrate something.
Shoot phr"Shoot Out One's Neck" - (slang) to become forward and impertinent.
Shoot phr"Shoot the Moon" - to hit the moon, with a rocket or by other means. 2. (figuratively, by extension) to attain great heights, a high value, or a numerically high measurement. 3. (card games) to achieve the lowest or highest score possible, such that the player is usually rewarded with bonus points. 4. to leave at night, without paying due rent.
Shoot phr"Shoot the Sun." - to take the altitude of with a sextant.
Shoot phr"Shoot Through" - (Australian and New Zealand slang): to leave.
Shoot phr"Shoot Up" - to grow, rise or move up very quickly. 2. rise, increase sharply, race up, into (costs, prices, rent, temperature, pressure, attendance etc). 3. move through a place and terrorize it by firing guns into the air, at houses etc.
Shooter nOne who shoots. 2. an implement for shooting.
Shoot-house nA structure used in military exercises with live ammunition.
Shooting nAn instance of shooting a person with a gun. 2. the sport or activity of firing a gun. 3. the act of one who, or that which, shoots. 3. a sensation of darting pain.
Shooting board nA framed board for steadying a piece of wood while shooting or straighten the edges with a plane.
Shooting-box nA lodge used by sportsmen in the shooting season.
Shooting-iron nA weapon, firearm, gun
Shooting-match nA competition in shooting.
Shooting-rights nThe right to enter upon land to make a geophysical survey.
Shooting-star nAn incandescent shooting star moving swiftly across the sky; a meteor. 2. cynosure. 3. any of certain small perennial herbs, especially the american cowslip.
Shooting-sticks nA walking stick that has a spike at one end, and a handle that unfolds into a simple seat; used as a short-term seat at outdoor events. 2. portable weapon mount used by field shooters, like hunters, snipers and metallic silhouette black-powder rifle shooters, similar to a monopod, bipod or tripod, with one, two or three legs.
Shooting war nA war in which there is shooting (as opposed to cold war, war of nerves, cyber war).
Shootless adj(Botany) without shoots.
Shoot-out nA gunfight; a battle or fight with guns, often between gangs. 2. a military conflict between regularly constituted armed forces, guerillas or insurgents, a firefight. 3. the growth or movement upwards very quickly. 4. a tie breaker in various sports decided by each side taking a specified number of penalty shots.
Shop nA building, a commercial establishment, in which goods, wares, items are sold by retail. 2. a small place, a workshop, where handcrafts or manufacturing done. 3. a course of instruction in a trade class.
Shop vbTo go or do shopping, buy at, patronize.
Shop phr"All Over the Shop" - everywhere, in disorder. 2. scattered in every direction, spread everywhere. 2. pursuing an erratic course.
Shop phr"On the Shop Floor - among the industrial worker of a workshop, factory.
Shop phr"Shut Up Shop" - abandon any enterprise or established activity; stop working.
Shop phr"Talk Shop" - to discuss business or professional matters on a social occasion.
Shop phr"You're Come to the Wrong Shop" - I can't help you, I can't give you the information, and so, you require.
Shop-bench nA bench at which work is done.
Shop-board nA bench in a workshop and by tailors.
Shop-bought adjPurchased from a shop, not homemade.
Shop-breaker nOne who breaks into a shop with unlawful intent to steal.
Shop-breaking nThat act of breaking into a shop with unlawful intent to steal.
Shop-dropping nThe practice of covertly placing objects on display in a shop.
Shop floor nWorkers in a factory as opposed to management. 2. their area or place of work.
Shopful adjThe amount of items for sale a shop can hold.
Shopgoer nOne who goes to shop.
Shophouse nA building that has both retail and domestic use.
Shopkeep nTo sells goods in a shop, or by retail, in distinction from one who sells by wholesale , or sells from door to door.
Shopkeeper vbA trader who sells goods in a shop, or by retail, in distinction from one who sells by wholesale , or sells from door to door.
Shopland nThe shopping preconct of a town or city.
Shoplike adjResembling a shop or some aspect of one.
Shopowner nSomeone who owns a shop.
Shopper nA purchase who makes purchases in a shop. 2. a shopping bag or trolley. 3. a small-wheeled bicycle with a basket. 2. (slang) a police informer.
Shoppiness nThe state or condition of being shoppy.
Shopping nThe act of looking around for goods and services available for sale
Shopping cart nA supermarket trolley.
Shopping-network nA shopping channel on TV or similar electronic media promoting and offering goods for sale to viewers.
Shoppy adjPertaining to shop business. 2. continually talking about one's occupation; technical.
Shopstead vbTo buy an abandoned shop facilities that are offered for sale inexpensively as part of an urban renewal.
Shopsteader nOne who buy an abandoned shop facilities that are offered for sale inexpensively as part of an urban renewal.
Shop-steading nThe sale by the government shops nto entrepreneurs who are willing to renovate them and operate them, as part of an urban renewal policy.
Shopsteal vbTo shoplift; rob from a shop.
Shop steward nA local member of a trade union elected to represent his fellow workers in discussion with the management at workplace.
Shop talkphrInterest, conversation about one's work or what's going on in their workplace. 2. to make one's work or occupation the chief topic of conversation, to talk shop. 3. conversation limited to one's job or profession.
Shop timber nWood to be cut or re-converted for further manufacture.
Shop time nThe time for which a vehicle of machine is out of service for repairs.
Shopwalker nA retail store floor supervisor. 2. a manager who walks about a shop (shop-walking) to supervise employees and help customers.
Shopway nA way that leads to a shop.
Shop window nA large window at the front of a shop, behind which items for sale are displayed.
Shopworker nA person who works in a shop; a shop-assistant.
Shopworn adjHaving been used, as a sample item in a retail shore. 2. (fig) not fresh, soiled, damaged.
Shore adjPrecipitous, rugged, sheer; steep.
Shorn adjCut off; having the hair or wool cut off of sheared;, deprived.
Shorn phr"Shorn Of" have something removed or cut away from it (part of text from a book, legislation, scheme etc).
Short adjHaving a small distance from one end or edge to another, either horizontally or vertically. 2. (of a person) of comparatively little height. 3. having little duration; opposite of long. 4. (followed by for) of a word or phrase, constituting an abbreviation (for another) or shortened form (of another). 5. (of pastries and metals) Brittle, crumbly, especially due to the use of too much shortening. 6. (see shortbread, shortcake, shortcrust.) abrupt; brief; pointed; petulant. 7. limited in quantity; inadequate; insufficient; scanty. 8. insufficiently provided; inadequately supplied; scantily furnished; lacking. 9. deficient; less; not coming up to a measure or standard. 10. (obsolete) not distant in time; near at hand. 11. being in a financial investment position that is structured to be profitable if the price of the underlying security declines in the future. 12. having a small distance between ends or edges): short is often used in the positive vertical dimension and used as is shallow in the negative vertical dimension; in the horizontal dimension narrow is more commonly used. 13. (having a small distance between ends or edges): low, narrow, slim, shallow. 14. of a person, of comparatively little height): little, pint-sized, petite, titchy (slang).
Short advAbruptly, curtly, briefly. Unawares. (finance) With a negative ownership position.
Short nUsed to indicate a short-length version of a size: a short film; a short circuit. 2. (finance) a short seller. (the market decline was terrible, but the shorts were buying champagne). 4. a short or quick sale. 5. summary account. 6. (phonetics) a short sound, syllable, or vowel. 7. (programming) an integer variable shorter than normal integers; usually two bytes long.
Short vbTo cause a short circuit in (something). 2. of electrical circuit, to short circuit. 3. to shortchange. 4. to provide with a smaller than agreed or labeled amount. 5.(business) to sell something, especially securities, that one does not own at the moment for delivery at a later date in hopes of profiting from a decline in the price; to sell short.
Short prpDeficient in. 2. having a negative position in.
Short phr"At Short Sight" - of an account, to be paid soon.
Short phr"Break Off Short" - abruptly, without warning, but completely.
Short phr"Bring Up Short" - to interrupt and reprimand a speaker. 2. make someone suddenly stop what they are doing.
Short phr"Come Short" - be inadequate or disappointing.
Short phr"Come (or fall) Short of" - fail to reach an amount to.
Short phr"Draw the Short Straw" - to be the one appointed to do something.
Short phr"Drop of Something Short" - shot of whisky, as opposed to a long drink.
Short phr"Fall Short of" - fail to meet a specified amount, quantity, standard.
Short phr"For Short" - as a short name, (Tom for Thomas). 2. in an abbreviated way; short for.
Short phr"Give Somebody the Short Shrift" - devote little time to somebody (and in an abrupt manner). 2. to be impatient with a person (refers to the confession to apriest just before an execution).
Short phr"Go Short" - to have less than you need of something, such as food, clothing, shelter. 2. have to little for something.
Short phr"In Short" - in a word, stated briefly.
Short phr"In the Short Run" - over a short period of time.
Short phr"Little Short of" - almost, nearly the same as.
Short phr"Long and Short of It" - the whole; upshot, the final issue. 2. all that needs to be said about this.
Short phr"Make Short Work of" - accomplish, complte, conclude, dispose of, destroy, consume etc quickly. 2. to dispose of it quickly, to deal with summarily.
Short phr"Nothing short of" - really; (exactly) the same as.
Short phr"Pull Up Short" - check or pause abruptly.
Short phr"Run Short of" - to be temporary out of cash or funds.
Short phr"Sell (Somebody/Something) Short" - fail to resent to somebody/something to its best advantage. 2. to sell stock securities you do not own.
Short phr"Short and Sweet" - brief, or lasting too short, or only a short time, fleeting, but nevertheless, welcome or pleasing. 2. short at least, even though that it may be its only merit (especially where referring to an unpleasant task).
Short phr"Short Back and Sides" - a type of men's haircut where the sides and the back are left shorter than the top of the hair.
Short phr"Short End of the Stick" - a situation, opportunity or outcome which is less favorable than situations, opportunities or outcomes experienced by or available to others.
Short phr"Short For (something)" - as a short name, (Tom for Thomas). 2. in an abbreviated way; short for.
Short phr"Short life and Merry" - a life full of pleasure and enjoyment (is best) even if it shortened thereby.
Short phr"Short of" - except, without going as far as, or not as far as. 2. lacking, without, not enough of something.
Short phr"Short of Breath" - panting; breathless, short-winded.
Short phr"Short On" - not have enough of something, like lacking know-how.
Short phr"Short Reckonings Make Long Friends" - borrowed money should be paid back aas a soon as possible.
Short phr"Stop Short of" - to stop abruptly; not to carry out to a full conclusion. 2. not go as far as.
Short phr"Taken Short" - to be put at a disadvantage. 2. have an urgent need to urinate.
Short phr"Win by a Short Head" - (a horse-racing term)only just outdistance one's competitor, to win with nothing to spare.
Shortalls nOveralls, particularly (about 7 feet long) with a tapered, pointed noise.
Short back and sides nA haircut in which the hair is cut short at the back and sides.
Shortboard nA type of surfboard.
Shortboarder nA person who surfs.
Shortboarding nThe use of a surfboard in surfing.
Shortbread nA type of biscuit made in Britain, traditionally from one part sugar, two parts sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour.
Shortbreak nA short vacation or holiday.
Short-breathed adjHaving short breath or quick respiration.
Shortcake nA sweet cake or biscuit, typically made which sugar, flour, salt, butter, milk, cream, sometimes eggs and leavened with baking powder or baking soda.
Shortcoming nDeficiency, lack, failing, remissness, weakness. 2. failing to come up to a standard; delinquency.
Short drink nA strong alcoholic drink served in small measures.
Shorten vbBecome or make shorter or short; curtail. 2. reduce the amount of (sail spread). 3. with reference tto gambling odds, prices etc) become or make shorter; decrease.
Short ends nWood in deal, batten, or board sizes, up to 5 1/2 foot long.
Shortener nOne who, or that which, shortens.
Shortening nSolid fat, such as margarine, lard or butter, used to make shortcrust pastry.
Short-eyes n(Slang); a child molester.
Short-fall nAn instance of not meeting a quota, debt, or monthly payment on a debt or other obligation, or of having an insufficient amount to cover such obligations. 2. the amount by which a quota, debt, or monthly payment on a debt or other obligation is missed; the difference between the actual quota or debt and the lesser amount available to pay such obligations.
Short-fetched adjOf breathing: shallow. 2. of ocean waves: starting close to shore, shallow recently formed. An analogy with 'far-fetched' - not very likely, not easily to believe, not obvious.
Short-film nAny motion picture not enough to be long enough to be a feature film.
Shortgrass nA species of short, tough grass that thrives in arid conditions; often specifically the native grasses of the North American Great Plains.
Short hairs n(Slang): pubic hairs.
Short-hand nA compendious and rapid method of writing. 2. any brief or shortened way of saying or doing something. 3. written in hand.
Short-handed advIn a short-handed matter. 2. not having a sufficient or the usual number of assistants or helpers.
Short-handedness nThe condition of being short-handed.
Short-handed advIn a short-handed matter. 2.undermanned or understaffed.
Short-hander nStenographer.
Short head nA distance less than a horse's head. 2. a small amount, distance.
Short head vbTo beat or win by a short head (horse-racing parlance). 2. only just outdistance one's competitor, to win with nothing to spare.
Shorthold adjDescribing a tenancy that exists for an agreed term, and the end of which the property may be recovered by the landlord.
Short-horn nAn animal of breed of cattle with short horns.
Short-hundred nOne hundred (100), 10x10, especially when contrasted to one long hundred: (historical) one hundred and twenty (120); 12x10.
Shortish adjSomewhat short; moderately short.
Short-line nAn independent rail company that operates over a relatively short distance.
Short-list n??A list of selected candidates from which a final choice is made.
Short-lived adjEphemeral; alive or existent for only a short period of time; not lasting long.
Shortlivy adjEphemeral, short-lived, un-enduring, fleeting.
Shortly advIn a short or brief manner. 2. in or after a short-time. 3. before long; soon. 4. in a few words; briefly. 5. in an irritable manner.
Short-necked adjHaving a short neck; bull-necked.
Shortness nThe property of being short. 2. being short of stature or brief. 3. result of the product of being short. 4. the property of being short or terse.
Short rib nA lower-rib, not joined to the breastbone, as the false ribs and the floating ribs.
Shorts nTrousers reaching only to the knees or higher. 2. underpants.
Short sale n(Real estate) a property sale negotiated with a mortgage company in which a lender takes less than the total amount due. 2. (investments) 3. a sale of a security that one does not own, delivery obligation met by borrowing the security from another owner (usually in the hope that the price will decrease before the loan must be repaid). 4. (economics) a sale of a financial security, commodity, or other good that one does not own with the contractual obligation to make delivery of the good to the buyer at a date in the future
Short score nA score in which are parts are condensed on to a small number of staves.
Short-sell nTo engage in the process of selling stock one does not own on the promise of the stock's price going down. 2. to sell oneself short and to belittle oneself in judgement, to underestimate oneself and one's abilities (and thus avoid being acknowledged to the deserved extent???. 3. to underestimate the value of something.
Short-selling n(Commerce, finance) the finance of selling items or stock which one does not currently possess.
Short-sheet vbA play or prank by folding someone's bed sheets to make the space for lying in bed unusually short.
Short-shipped adjPut on board a ship in deficient quantity.
Short shrift nA rejection; especially one which is curt and impolite. 2. an undertaking without prior consideration; summary treatment; little or no mercy or delay in dealing with a person of disposing of a matter. 2. a final speech, restricted in time by the prison governor, by a condemned man before execution. 3. a short time to confess before dying.
Short sight nThe inability to focus except on comparatively near objects; myopia, shortsightedness.
Short-sighted adjNear-sighted; myopic; unable to focus on a distant object. 2. (fig) unable to see long term objective; lacking foresight.
Short-sightedly advWith a short sight; myopically. 2. unable to see clearly at a distance. myopic, nearsighted. 3. in a manner that fails to consider the big picture or future effects of an action or decision. 2. failure to appreciate the ultimate course of action.
Short-sightedness nMyopia, nearsightedness. 2. the propensity of a person to ignore long-term goals in favor of short term gain.
Short-sleeper nA person who consistently substantially less sleep everyday than the customary amount for most people of the same age and developmental need.
Short-sleeved adjWith sleeves not reaching below the elbow.
Shortsome adjMarked or characteristic of or by shortness. 2. amusing, enjoyable;.
Short-spoken adjSharp and curt in one's speech; gruff, terse, laconic.
Short-staffed adjHaving insufficient staff.
Short-step nSoldiers on parade; a half-step.
Short-sword nA sword of a class generally shorter than one meter, but longer than a dagger.
Short-thinker nOne whose thoughts don't carry far int a subject; a dilettante.
Short-time nA period of reduced working hours due to poor trading or other causes .
Short-timer nA person nearing the end of their military service.
Short-tongued adjInarticulate, stammering, lisping. 2. taciturn, unwilling to speak.
Shortwards adjTowards the short part of a structure.
Shortwave n(Of radio waves) having a wavelength of approximating 10-20 meters. 2. (of radio equipment)- caable of transmitting or receiving at such a wavelength.
Short-winded adjEasily out of breath, gasping for air; breathing rapidly, or given to becoming short of breath; asthmatic. (figuratively) hasty, breathless; rushed. 2. concise and to the point (opposite of long-winded)
Short-witted adjHaving little wit; of scant intellect.
Shot nA solid missile, as a ball of iron, or a bullet, a pellet of lead. 2. the act of shooting; that which is discharged in shooting. 3. any assessment, tax, payment, contribution; reckoning or fine; a scot (scot-free). 4. a dead shot(skilled in marksmanship); pot shot (a random shot).
Shot vbTo fire a gun. 2. to send something forward or into the air or sky.
Shot phr"A long Shot" - a remote chance; such as hazarding a highly improbable guess.
Shot phr"Be a Sitting Shot" - to be a person whose actions make him/her very vulnerable.
Short phr"Beat By a Long Shot" - to defeat very convincingly.
Short phr"Call the Shots" - to have the direction over a project.
Shot phr"Get Shot of" - get rid of, dismiss.
Shot phr"Give One's Best Shot" - make the best attempt possible.
Shot phr"Have a Shot at (Someone)" - to use subtly chosen words implying friendly criticism but designed to embarrass another person.
Shot phr"Have a Shot at Something" - to attempt to achieve something in which you make no particular claim to expertise..
Shot phr"Have Shot in the Locker" - something kept in reserve.
Shot phr"I Haven't a Shot in the Locker" - my last resources are spent; I am out of food, drink nd money.
Shot phr"Like a Shot" - without hesitation; rapidly, eagerly, most willingly.
Shot phr"Shot in the Arm" - stimulus or encouragement. 2. a drink of strong spirits. 3. something which puts life in one; an allusion to a hypodermic needle or morphine, cocaine.
Shot phr"Shot in the Dark" - a wild guess, attempt or random choice made with little or no evidence or knowledge. 2. an attempt that has little chance of success.
Shot phr"Shot Through with" - intertwined with something; infused with some quality.
Shot phr"Shot Up" - be injured, damaged or reduced in numbers by enemy action.
Shot phr"Shot Wide of the Mark" - he was altogether wrong. (an obvious allusion to target shooting).
Shot phr"Shot with a Shovel" - (In Irish English): severely admonished; castigated.
Shot phr"Take a Potshot at Someone" - to make disparaging remarks about a person.
Shot phr"That's a Long Shot" - there is only remote possibility.
Shot-glass nA small glass used to hold or measures small qualities of liquor.
Shothole nA hole, very deep but only a few inches wide, which is used to drop explosives beneath the Earth's surface to help petroleum harvesting. 2. a hole caused by a shot or bullet. 3. small holes in wood due to boring insects, called shot hole borers; pinhole, wormhole.
Shotless adjWith a shot or shots (in various sports).
Shoot-like adjResembling or characteristic of a shoot (emerging stem of a new plant).
Shotmaker nA player who is skilled at making shots in various sports.
Shotmaking nThe skill of making accurate shots in sports.
Shotten vbDislocated, as a bone. 2. shot out at the socket.
Shotten herring nA herring that has spawned. 2. a lean, weakened or dispirited person. 3. herring gutted and dried.
Shotten-milk nSour milk, curded.
Shough nShaggy-haired poodle; a poodle.
Should nA statement of what should be the case as opposed to what is the case. 2. the should-be.
Should vbPast tense of shall. (auxiliary) be obliged to; have an obligation to; indicates that the subject of the sentence has some obligation to execute the sentence predicate or that the speaker has some strong advice but has no authority to enforce it. 3. (auxiliary) ought to; speaker's opinion, or advice that an action is correct, beneficial, or desirable. 4. (auxiliary) will be likely to (become or do something); indicates a degree of possibility or probability that the subject of the sentence is likely to execute the sentence predicate. 5. (auxiliary, subjunctive) used as a variant of the present subjunctive. 6. (auxiliary, formal, literary) a variant of would when used with first person subjects.
Should phr"Could Have, Would Have, Should Have" - expressing regret at something that cannot be changed.
Shoulder nPoint where arm, front leg or wing is joined to or connects the body. 2. the part of the trunk between the neck and the free portion of the arm or forelimb. 3. the forequarter of an animal 4. anything which supports, bears up, or projects like a shoulder. 5. a projection to give strength and support to anything as the projection at the root of a tenon. 6. either edge of a road or highway.
Shoulder vb To push (a person or thing) using one's shoulder. 2. to put (something) on one's shoulders. 3. to place (something) against one's shoulders. 4. (figuratively) to bear a burden, as a financial obligation. 5. (figuratively) To accept responsibility for. 6. to form a shape resembling a shoulder. 7. to move by or as if by using one's shoulders. 8. to round and slightly raise the top edges of slate shingles so that they form a tighter fit at the lower edge and can be swung aside to expose the nail. 9. to slope downwards from the crest and whitewater portion of a wave.
Shoulder phr"Be Head and Shoulders Above (Someone)" - very much better than.
Shoulder phr"Give Someone the Cold Shoulder" - ignore or treat coldly.
Shoulder phr"Have a Good Head on One's Shoulders" - be clever, sensible.
Shoulder phr"Have An Old Head on Young Shoulders" - (uncharacteristic) have wisdom in one's youth.
Shoulder phr"Have Broad Shoulders" - be able, willing to accept more responsibility.
Shoulder phr"Need to Look Over One's Shoulder" - be subject to attack which is not obvious.
Shoulder phr"Put a Burden On Someone's Shoulders" - to impose responsibility on a person.
Shoulder phr"Put One's Shoulder to the Wheel" - set to work vigorously. 2. to make a strong effort.
Shoulder phr"Shoulder Arms" - to rest a rifle against the shoulder, holding the butt with the hand on the same side, the arm being held bent and close to the side.
Shoulder phr"Shoulder Aside" - push somebody to one side with the shoulder.
Shoulder phr"Shoulder the Burden" - to take on responsibility. 2. perform a duty that invoves considerable work and sacrifice.
Shoulder phr"Shoulder to Lean on" - receive sympathy in times of distress or sadness.
Shoulder phr"Stand On Someone's Shoulders" - build up on another person's ideas.
Shoulder phr"Straight from the Shoulder" - candidly; straightforward, bluntly in speech. 2. with full physical force.
Shoulder phr"Work Shoulder to Shoulder" - side by side and close together in mutual support. 2. with united effort in co-operation.
Shoulder-belt nA belt worn diagonally over one shoulder and across the upper body.
Shoulder-blade nThe bone that connects the humerus, (upper arm bone) with the clavicle (collar-bone).
Shoulder-bone nShoulder-blade.
Shoulder-devil nThe devil representing a person's temptations in works of fiction , portrayed as sitting on one's shoulder while an angel occupies the other.
Shoulder-girdle nThe human pectoral girdle, consisting of the collarbone and shoulder-blade.
Shoulder-high adjUp to or as high a shoulders.
Shouldering vbThe act of pushing or barging with the shoulder. 2. (architecture) The process of bracing a load with a jutting structural member such as a corbel or bracket. 3. flanged portion of something, similar to a lip but occurring on the side rather than the rim. 4. axle with shouldering. 5. the rounding and raising of the top edges of slate tiles.
Shoulder-knot nAn ornamental length of ribbon or lace worn on the shoulder of fashionable men's jackets, esp. in the C17th and C18th. 2. a knot of ribbon, metal, lace etc. worn as part of a ceremonial dress. 3. an epaulet.
Shoulder-length adj(of hair) reaching to the shoulders.
Shoulderless adjWithout shoulders.
Shoulder-like adjResembling or characteristic of a shoulder.
Shoulder mark nThe shoulder strap of a US naval officer.
Shoulder-strap nA strap worn over the shoulder. 2. a strap or piece worn over the shoulder to support a loose upper garment. 3. a narrow strap on the shoulder of a uniform.
Shoulder weapon nany small weapon designed to be held against the shoulder in firing, as a rifle, carbine.
Shove vbTo thrust, push (with violence), but now less dignified in use, often suggesting some notion of roughnness, carelessness or harshiness. 2. To thrust a weapon. 3. banish, eject object, from an office, society. 4. To impart, communicate, to move a heavy object forward through muscular strength from behind. 5. to force onward by pushing. 6. to cause to fall over a cliff or out of a plane. 7. to throw down in. 8. bring into prominence. 9. to impel, urge forward.
Shove phr"Shove Down Someone's Throat" - repeat something often in the hope that it will be learnt, accepted etc. 2. ram down someone's throat.
Shove phr"Shove off" - to set a boat in motion by pushing with an oar or boat hook. 2. to leave, get-going, depart, go-away, start of, begin. 3. go away, leave, (usually indicating boredom, irritation etc on the part of the part of the persons leaving or asking another to leave); push off.
Shovel nInstrument similar to a spade, but with a hollower blade for moving loose materail, such as soil, sand, snow, coal. 2. largish machine with a broad blade or scoop for taking up, removing or throwing loose matter.
Shovel vbTo gather up, lift up, dig up or clear away, often in large quanties, earth, snow, etc. with a shovel
Shovel-board nA board marked out for a game with discs or half-pennies.
Shovelful adjThe amount a shovel can hold.
Shovel-hat nA broad-brimmed hat esp. worn by some clergymen.
Shoveling nThe act of shoveling.
Shovel-ready adjTo be ready, willing and eager to commence a project, esp. a building one.
Shoveller nOne who or that which shovels.
Shovel-like adjResembling or characteristic of a shovel.
Shovelware n(Computing, slang, derogatory) -a haphazard collection of software assembled in terms of quantity rather than quality. 2. (media, slang) traditional media content, such as printed news reports, republished hastily on the Internet without considering the needs and capabilities of that medium.
Shoving nThat act of one who shoves.
Show nThe act of showing or bringing into view. 2. the exposure to sight or exhibition. 3. a proud or showy display. 4. that which is shown, a spectacle, exhibition, representation. 5. a sight, semblance, likeness, appearance. 5. false semblance, pretense, deceit. 6. ostentation, parade, pomp, display. 7. a likeness, appearance, pretence; indication. 7. the appearance of blood and mucus; discharged from the vagina at the commencement of labour; the menses.
Show vbTo exhibit, view, or present; to place in sight to display. 2. to tell, reveal, make known. 4. to direct, guide, lead, usher. 5. to make approach or clear by evidence. 6. to prove, explain, to manifest, to evince. 7. to bestow, confer, afford.
Show phr"For Show" - for appearance sake only.
Show phr"Get the Show on the Road" - get something started.
Show phr"Give the (Whole) Show Away" - demonstrated the inadequacies and reveal the truth. 2. reveal a confidence, secret. 3. indiscreetly reveal sensitive information.
Show phr"Good Show!" - well done!, or I am pleased.
Show phr"Have to Show For" - to have something one can display or point to as the result of one's work, effort, expenditure, etc.
Show phr"Nothing to Show for" - for no visible result of (effort etc).
Show phr"On Show" - being exhibited. 2. sdisplay for everyone to see.
Show phr"Run the Show" - be in control.
Show phr"Show Fight" - be persistent, offer resistance. 2. be belligerent.
Show phr"Show for It" - have as recompense.
Show phr"Show Forth" - to manifest, publish, proclaim. 2. exhibit, display, expound.
Show phr"Show In/Into" - to lead or direct to an enclosed space, usually a room. 2. conduct, somebody into a place.
Show phr"Show Must Go On" - despite difficulties the action being considered has to proceed.
Show phr"Show Off" - to exhibit the best attributes of something. 2. to attract attention to for the purpose of bragging or personal exhibitionism; to demonstrate a skill, talent or property for the purpose of bragging or personal exhibitionism. 3. to make an ostentatious display of one's possessions, abilities, talents in order to impress others. 4. display something, make it appear, to advantage. 5. display, draw people's attention to somebody, something.
Show phr"Show Of Hands" - a raising of hands to indicate judgement. 2. a vote taken by a show of hands.
Show phr"Show One's Hand" - disclose one's plans; let others know your intentions, resources, capability.
Show phr"Show Oneself" - be seen in public.
Show phr"Show One's Teeth" - reveal one's strength; be aggressive; imply threats. 2. use one's authority, or one power to intimidate or punish.
Show phr"Show One the Door" - to escort someone to the exit of the premises; to expel someone from a room, gathering, etc. 2.(idiomatic, by extension, especially of a person) To dismiss, fire, or reject; to exclude someone who was formerly included.
Show phr"Show Out" - lead or conduct someone to the door by which they leave. 2. ask someone to leave (because you are not pleased with them). 3. to flamboyantly show a positive presence for oneself or a group one is related to.
Show phr"Show Over" - take a visitors on a tour of a place, show around.
Show phr"Show Someone the Ropes" - explain the fundamentals of something to someone. 2. teach a beginner how to do something.
Show phr"Show the Cloven Foot/Hoof" - to reveal a devilish character or an evil purpose, despite attempts to disguise it.
Show phr"Show the Way" - indicate what has to be done, by attempting it first. 2. show others which way to go etc.
Show phr"Show the White Feather" - to show cowardice; appear cowardly.
Show phr"Show Through" - be visible through, noticable, or from under a cover. 2. (of real feelings) be revealed inadvertently.
Show phr"Show Up" - to appear, arrive, to attend, especially suddenly or erratically. 2. to make visible or expose faults and deficiences usually by comparison. 3. make clearly visible or conspicuous; to stand out prominently. 4. reveal a fraud, impostor, inferiority, etc). appear, be present, arrive. 5. ridicule, embarrass or humiliate; make somebody feel inept, foolish. 6. make somebody feel embarrassed by behaving badly in their company.
Show phr"Show What One Is Made of" - to demonstrate one's coverage, stamina etc.
Show phr"Show Willing" - to show enthusiasm and energy. 2. to make a valiant effort. 3. to indicate one's willingness to do something whether actually required to or not; to acquiesce, co-operate. 4. ensure that one is seen as a co-operative, agreeable person. 5. to pretend to be willing, to bluff.
Show phr"Steal the Show" - attract the most, praise (away from somebody/something else).
Show phr"The Whole Show" - the center of interest or notice.
Show-and-tell nA school activity in which each student brigs an item to school and gives a talk on it to the class.
Show-barn nA building for exhibiting cattle and other domestic animals, as at a country fairgrounds.
Show bench nA bench or stand on which entries are placed at dog or other animals shows, horticultural shows, fairs or similar events.
Show-bizzy adjRelating or pertaining to the activities of show business.
Show boat nIn the US, a river steamboat having a troupe giving theatrical performance. 2. (informal) a show-off; braggart.
Show-boating nThe action or practice of showing off.
Show-boating adjGiven to showing off.
Show box nA box containing some object of curiosity carried around as a show.
Show breeding nThe practice by breeders of mating selected animals (dogs, goats, llamas, birds) with the intent to maintain or produce spacific qualities or characteristics. They may breed for profit, for show or because of an interest in a certain particular breed or to improve the soundness or to correct some issue with a breed.
Show-business nThe business or activities - the entertainment industry- relating to or providing entertainment on stage, theatre, television, radio or other mediums. 2. Showbiz (slang).
Show day nA public holiday (in some Australian States) where agricultural shows are held.
Showdown nA hostile, often violent disagreement, confrontation or conflict face-to-face bringing an issue to a head. 2. disclosure of certain pertinent facts. 3. moment when the cards in all hands are revealed. 2. (informal)a moment, in a trial of strength, when one side reveals the weakness, pretensions etc of the other and/or its strength.
Showdown phr"Have a Showdown" - reveal the strength of one's position. 2. to have a final confrontation in a dispute to settle the matter or to clear the air. 3.
Show end nThe end of a piece of cloth on the outside of the roll, for exhibition to customers.
Shower nA plumbing piece that sends water over you in a spray when taking a shower. 2. a short falling of rain; a great dropping of leaves, etc; a coming in abundance of letters, money; a profuse of kind words or praise to a person. 3. a sudden pouring out of tears. 4. a sprinkle of a spray of any kind of liquid.
Shower nSomeone who organises or produces a stage-show.
Shower vbTo water with a shower. 2. to bestow liberally, to distribute or give in abundance.
Shower phr"Come Down in the Last Shower" - be naive.
Shower phr"Shower Down" - to fall from the sky, especially in vast qualities.
Shower phr"Shower in a Can" - a can of deodorant, typically used when there is no time for a real shower (humorous slang).
Shower phr"Shower Upon" - be given, give in somebody freely, in abundance; rain upon.
Shower phr"Shower With" - to give someone an abundance of something.
Shower bath nA bath equipped with a fine-spraying shower over it.
Showerful adjFull of showers; rainy.
Shower-head nThe part of the shower where the water comes out.
Showeriness nThe state or condition of being showery or unsettled.
Showerless adjWithout rain; rainless. 2, without a bathroom shower fitting.
Shower shoe nA slip-on shoe designed to be worn indoors on a wet surface.
Shower tree nAny tree of the genus Cassia, the members of which have pendulous racemes of flowers.
Showery adjRaining intermittently, in showers or in short duration.
Show-field nA field used as a showground.
Show-folknPerson working in the entertainment industry.
Show forth vbTo manifest, publish, proclaim.
Showful adjShowy; gaudy.
Show-glass nA mirror; a glass that displays a object. 2. a full-length mirror for use in shops.
Show-goer nOne who attends a show.
Showground nA place where a watchable event occurs.
Show-home nA house that is furnished and shown to prospective homebuyers as an example of the kind of home they may buy.
Show-horse nA horse used in showjumping.
Show-house nA shop or other building in which wares are displayed.
Show-how nThe teaching which imparts know-how; used especially in connection with the imparting of skills.
Showily advIn a showy manner, ostentatiously pompously.
Showiness nA specious or ostentatious display.
Showing nThe action of displaying, exhibiting, manifesting to the public or an individual. 2. the fact of being displayed, exhibited. 3. to show a movie, film, exhibition of art, books etc. 4. a display, a representation; an opportunity of showing one's power.
Showing-finger nThe forefinger; the arrow finger.
Showish adjOstentatious, showy.
Showlike adjResembling or characteristic of a show.
Showman nAn entertainer, singer, musician, dancer etc. 2. a theatrician, impresario, promoter of ashow. 3. one who stages, manages or produces works in the entertainment industry. 4. one (fig.) who dramatises or overplays a situation or incident. 5. a specious person who habitually draws attention to himself.
Showmanish adjChracteristic of a showman or showmanship.
Showmanship nThe quality or skill of giving an engaging or compelling performance; a stage prescence.
Show-me exclan exclamation that demands demonstration. 2. believing only in clear evidence, extremely sceptical.
Show-off nA person (a swaggerer) who acts over-proudly, ostentatiously or flaunts his achievements or percieved status.
Show-of-hands nraising hands indicating a vote for or against , usually without being counted.
Show-ring nA ring where animals are exhibited to compete for prizes or for sale. 2. a ring (as at a cattle show) where animals are displayed.
Show-room nA room used for the display of goods or merchandise. 2. a room in which a show is exhibited. 3. the rooms in a large mansion, which are regularly shown to vistors.
Showroomimg nThe practice of visiting a shop or shops in order to examine a product before buying it online at a lower price.
Show-run nTo act as a showrunner for a television show.
Showrunner nThe person in overall charge of the production of a television show.
Show-stealer nAn actor who attracts attention when another is intended to be the centre of attention.
Show-stealing adjThat steals the show.
Show stone nA piece of glass or crystal supposed to have the property of showing images of persons of things not present, thus indicating in that way future events; a crystal ball.
Show-stopper nA performance so outstanding or a moment so overwhelming in a show that those watching are awestruck. 2. Someone who is so strikingly attractive or something that is full of natural appeal.
Show-stopping nCharacteristic of a showstopper.
Show time nA time at which an entertainment event is set to begin. 2. (fig.) the time for action.
Show upvbTo show, reveal, make known, make clear. 2. to manifest, publish, proclaim.
Show window nA windowed, street-facing compartment in which a selection of a store's goods and wares are shown.
Showy adjOf visible objects, presenting an imposing or striking presence for making a good display. 2. proud, ostentatious or over-showing in display or parade. 3. marked by ostentation, but often completely tasteless. 4. superficially attractive and stylish, suggesting wealth without wisdom. 5. splendid, gorgeous, fine, great, magnificent, gaudy, pompous.
Shred nA fragment, piece, particle, shard, cut or broken off. 2. a narrow strip, scrap, a thrum; a small piece of cloth, paper. 3. a tiny or scarcely detectable amount, a whit or smidge. 4.
Shred vbTo destroy. 2. to prune, lop off a branch. 3. to strip one of his or her wealth. 4. to cut off a lock of hair. 5. to pare, peel, cut away, cut down, shave away. 6. to cut into shreds or thin strips or slices, esp. in cooking. 7. cut or tear into narrow strips, paper, documents into an unreadable state. 8. to become divide into small pieces, parts. 9. cut or sever with scissors. 10. cleave, hack, tear into pieces or two parts. 11. to lop or prune.
Shredded adjCut or torn into narrow pieces. 2. in bodybuilding: having extremely muscular definition.
Shredden vbTo make or made of shreds, patchwork, thrums, strips, fragments etc.
Shredder nA device that shreds documents for security reasons, that is, to prevent the wrong people from reading or copying them.
Shredding nThe act of cutting or tearing into shreds. 2, that is cut or torn off: a fragment, thrum, a mote. 3. fig, to destroy someone or something good name: " to shred someone reputation."
Shreddy adjConsisting of shreds, in a tattered, ragged condition. 2. thrummy, fragmented
Shredling nA minute portion, part, mote, bit, shreddigs.
Shredless adjWithout shreds, thrum, fragments
Shreitch nThe Missel-thrush
Shrench vbTo place cross-wise. 2. to put in as stumbling block, put in the way of, to entrap. 2. to decieve. 3. to shrivel with heat.
Shrepe vbTo scratch.
Shrew nThe Sorex. 2. a wicked, evil-disposed, or malignant man. 3. a mischievous or vexatious person; a rascal, villian. 3. a woman of vexatious, scolding or nagging disposition.
Shrew ash nA tree whose twigs, if applied to the limbs of beasts harmed by the shrew-mouse, give relief.
Shrewd adjShrewdish, cunning, artful, wily, mindful. 2. evil, ill-disposed, wicked, malicious. 3. inclined to scold, curse, hence nasty, vicious, malicious, wicked, vexatious, unfair. 4. able, clever in everyday matters, astute in business. 5. sharp-witted, wise, sagacious, keen. 6. critical, subtle, artful, acute, discerning, penetrating, farsighted, canny.
Shrewdom nWickedness, shrewness, shrewhood.
Shrewd-head nA cunning person, a shrewdie.
Shrewd-hearted adjRuled by reason rather than sentiment. 2. wordly, worldly-wise, astute. 3. cunning, artful, wily.
Shrewdish adjSomewhat shrewd.
Shrewdishness nThhe qualty of being shrewd.
Shrewdly advIn a shrewd manner.
Shrewdness nThe quality of being shrewd.
Shrewd-tongued adjCunning in speech and argument. 2. careful and calculating in speech and speaking.
Shrewish adjHaving the manner of a shrew; sharp-tongued, cantankerous, nagging.
Shrewishly advIn a shrewish manner.
Shrewishness nThe state or quality of being shrewish.
Shrewlike adjResembling a shrew (mammal) or some aspect of one. 2. resembling a shrew (ill-tempered woman); shrewish
Shrewmouse nA small insectivorous animal claimed to be able to harm cattle, by making them lame.
Shride vbOE. scrydan. to cloth, provide with clothes. 2. to ward off
Shriding nClothing, apparel, garments.
Shrift nA thing confessed to a priest. 2. penance imposed by a priest after confession. 3. the act of shriving ; confession, absolution.
Shrift nThe act of doing shrift or penance. 2. a father confessor.
Shrift phr"To Take, Nim or Do Shrift" - to shrive, confess, and seek absolution.
Shrift-father nA priest who listens to confessions.
Shriftness nConfession.
Shrike vb??Of birds: to pipe or shrike, as the Shrike or Missel Thrush
Shrike-like adjResembling or characteristic of a shrike.
Shrim vbTo shrink or shrivel. 2. to chill or benumb.
Shrine nA worship place made holy by it's history and association with some enshrined, sacred person, event or thing. 2. an altar, tomb, church, sometimes because of it's art, relics or enshrinements.
Shrine-goer nOne who visits shrines.
Shrined adjEnshrined.
Shring vbTo enshrine. 2. to cherish devoutly, hold sacred.
Shrink nA psychiatrist, psycotherapist. 2. the act of shrinking, contraction, recoil, withdrawal. 3. die-away; fade-away, diminishment, dwindling, ebbing.
Shrink vbTo draw back with fear or pain. 2. wither or shrivle up through the loss of moisture. 3. reduce or decrease in range, in size and extent; become smaller or draw together. 4. wrinkle, bend, curl; gather together. 5. to withdraw, retire, shy away from harm or danger. 6. to delay or decline action through fear, horror or caution; to recoil from fear, horror or distress. 7. to pull back from distress, fear or horror. 8. to express fear, horror or pain by conntracting the body or part of it. 9. to shake, shudder, quake. 10. to ebb, fade, falter.
Shrink phr"Shrink Away" - to draw back in fear, cringe,back down, shy away.
Shrink phr"Shrink Back" - to back way or retreat, to abandon. 2. move back, withdraw (somebody or something) out of fear, sensitivity.
Shrink phr"Shrink Heads" - give psychiatric treatment or therapy.
Shrink phr"Shrink Into Oneself" - become withdrawn.
Shrink phr"Shrink On" -Onshrink: to adhere firmly and tightly around another by natural contraction through cooling.
Shrink phr"Shrink Up" - to contract or shrink completely, shrink up. 2. make somebody small and inconspicuous.
Shrinker nOne who shrinks or recoils from the truth, from duty, danger or the like. 2. an apostate: one who shrinks from faith.
Shrinking nThe process or result of becoming less or smaller. 2. the act of becoming less. 3. ebbing, fading, falter.
Shrinking adjWithering, lessening, diminishing in size. 2. wrinkly, bendy, curly.
Shrinkingly advIn a shrinking manner.
Shrink-swell vbThe capacity of certain clay minerals to expand when wet and retracts when dry.
Shrinky adjCharacterstic of a shrink (a psychologist)
Shrithe vbTo go; take oneself away to a place; go about. 2. to proceed, move; creep, roam, wander.
Shrive vb(Of a priest) hear the confession of an assigned penance to, and absolve. 2. (of a penitent) submit oneself to a priest for confession. 3 to allot, assign, decree, adjudge, impose a sentence, impose penance, regard, care for, shrift.
Shriving-time nTime for confession.
Shroud nOE scrud. a covered place used as a shelter or refuge. 2. a cave, den, crypt, vault under a church. 3. a clothing, garment, cloth of sheet wound around the corpse before burial. 4. the dress of the dead.
Shroud vbTo hide, conceal, cover, mist over. 2. that which clothes, conceals or protects. 3. to take shelter, harbour, hide
Shroudless adjWithout a shroud.
Shroud-like nResembling or characteristic of a shroud.
Shroud-wavedadjOpposing or against a proposed policy on the grounds that it will result in death.
Shroud-waver nOne who argues against a proposed policy on the grounds that it will result in death.
Shroud-waving nIn derogatory manner - arguing against a proposed policy on the grounds that it will result in death.
Shroudy adjAffording shelter.
Shrove nPenalty, punishment, shrift. 2. confession, 3. absolution.
Shrove vbOE. scrivan: to impose penalty, punishment, shrift upon. 2. to hear the confession and adminster absolution. 3. to make merry, merrymake.
Shrove Tide nThe period immediately before Lent; ending on Shrove Tuesday, when in the Middle ages the people 'shrove' themselves or made their annual confession of sins.
Shrove Tuesday nThe day before Ash Wednesday.
Shrub nOE. shrob. 2. a woody plant of less size than a tree, and usu. with several stems from the the same root. 2. underwood: shrubs and smaller trees.
Shrub vbTo lop, prune.
Shrubbiness nThe state or quality of being shrubby.
Shrubble nA little sprout or shrub.
Shrubby adjThe nature of a shrub; full of shrubs.
Shrunken adjContracted, shriveled, reduced, atrophied, narrowed in size.
Shun vbTo avoid and stay away from deliberately. 2. stay clear of, get out of the way of, escape from. 3. eschew. 4. expel from a community, banish, ban, ostracise, cast out. 5.
Shunning nThe act of deliberately avoiding; keeping away or clear off, preventing from happening. 2. escaping fom, eschewing
Shurt vbTo amuse oneself, pass the time.
ShurtingnAmusement, past-time, hobby, interest, diversion.
Shury adjScurfy.
Shut vbTo close the eyes or mouth. 2. to obstruct a passage; to close so as to hinder entry or exit. 3. to prevent from entering; shut out. 4. keep out , exclude, preclude, bar, prohibit. 5. to hold together, to close over, to close by bringing the parts togther.
Shut phr"Keep One's Mouth Shut" - not discuss some matters.
Shut phr"Shut Away" - to put in a place where something cannot be removed or got out of. 2. to lock away, puut away, lock in, shut up. 3. enclose, confine (in a secure or quiet place).
Shut phr"Shut Down" - to stop from or cause to operate. 2. close up, close down. 3. push a window into a closed position. 3, cease production at (permanently or for a time) close down.
Shut phr"Shut In" - (of hills, houses) encircle, prevent access, etc to, escape from (were shut in by the sea on three sides). 2. to enclose, confine, to cover or block the view of. 3. enclose or surround by snow, winter etc.
Shut phr"Shut It" - shut up, be quiet, remain silent.
Shut phr"Shut Off" - to prevent te passage of, as water from a tap or through an irrigation system. 2. to block or interrupt the flow of or shutting off any kind of liquid, such as gas, oil, water. 3. to exclude, keep out, avoid. 4. to shut oneself off from some painful or hurtful emotion situation by denial.
Shut phr"Shut One's Ears, Eyes, Heart, Mind" - pretend not, or deliberately refuse to, to see (or hear, feel sympathy for or think about). 2. turn a blind eye to.
Shut phr"Shut One's Mouth" - to refrain from divulging sensitive information. 2. keep quiet about confidential information. 3. not start to speak, stop speaking; keep one's mouth shut.
Shut phr"Shut Out" - to exclude from entry, deny admission (often such occurs during a industrial dispute where the employers stop the workers from entering the workplace) 2. to shut oneself off from some painful or hurtful emotion situation by denial. 3. prevent something or somebody from entering or being seen. 4. be rid of.
Shut phr"Shut the Door On" - to refuse to consider, make something impossible, remember, accept, or engage in. 2. to deny a person a desired opportunity.
Shut phr'Shut To" - close a door. 2. (of a door) close a door as far as it will go.
Shut phr"Shut Together" - to unite, to link, to close, to end simultaneously, to culminate.
Shut phr"Shut Up" - to close (a building; the windows and the doors) so that no one can enter; to close, make fast or secure the entrances before leaving at night. 2. to end , finish, terminate, conclude, to terminate (a business). 3. to enclose (a person, animal or thing) in a room or other place so that it cannot leave; to enclose, confine, imprison, to fasten; to shut or lock up a prisoner. 4. to put (an object) in a secure enclosed place, as a box. 5. to obstruct, as in a passage through something. 6. of a person, to stop talking or (of a person or thing) making noise or to be silent by rebuke; to cause to become silent through fear, intimidation or threat. 7. to unite two pieces, as in welding or joining them together. 8. (slang) to murder, kill.
Shut phr"Shut Up Shop" - to shut up shop: to end a business activity.
Shut phr"Shut Your Mouth" - an impolite request to stop talking.
Shut-down nThe stopping from or causing to operate. 2. the closing up, or closing down of.
Shute nA channel or open trough for conveying water, esp. to a lower level. 2. a gutter fixed between the eves of a building. 3. a sudden flood in a river, a freshet. 4. a steep (artificial) channel or enclosed passage down which ore, coal, grain is shot to a receptacle below.
Shut-eye n(Slang) for sleep, doze, kip, forty-winks or a nap.
Shut-in nA person confined from normal social intercourse; an agrophobiac. 2. someone who is incapacitated by chronic illness or injury and finds it difficult to go out into society.
Shut-in adjSomewhat introverted, retiring, shy, closeted.
Shut-minded adjOf a closed mind, not ready to recieve new ideas. 2. uninnovative; conservative, narrow-minded.
Shut-mindedness nThe state or quality of having a closed, conservative, uninnovative mind.
Shut-mouthed adjWord-bound, quiet, taciturn, unwordy. 2. not apt to talk, reserved, silent, uncommunicative. 3. dumb, mute, aphasic.
Shut-off nSomething used for stopping an operation. 2. a cessation of flow, supply, or activity.
Shut-outnThe act of denying entry or admission to someone or representatives of a group. 2. a state of mind where one shut oneself out (shut-out) from some painful or hurtful emotion situation by denial.
Shutter nProjections for windows or other openings or aperture of any kind. They may be boxing or folding, hinged, lose, rolling,or sliding shutters, and they may be on the inside or outside. Exterior types may be louvred , to allow for light and ventilation. 2. a hinged blind for a window. 3. one who opens and shuts any kind of aperture. 4. each of a pair of or set of panels (or slats) fixed inside or outside a window for security or privacy or to keep the light in or out. 5. a device which exposes a film in a photographic camera.
Shutter vbTo put up the shutters of. 2. provide with shutters.
Shutter phr"Put Up the Shutters" - cease business activity (for the day).
Shuttering nThe formwork, falsework, or sheeting used for concrete work, especially in situ.
Shutter shades nA style of sunglasses which have frames containing horizontal slats as opposed to tinted lenses.
Shutter-speed n(Photography) the duration of time which the shutter of a camera remains open when exposing photographic film or other photo sensitive material to light for the purpose of recording an image.
Shutting-in nTo stop from or cause to operate. 2. close up, close down.
Shutting-in nThe evening, nightfall, dusk. ('The Shutting-in')
Shutting-off nThe act of stemming the flow of something etc., usu. gas, water . 2. the closing off, isolating or separating something. 3. the blocking off of the paasage of.
Shuttle nA bobbin in weaving loom and a sewing machine. 2. a arrow, dart, missile. 3. a bolt, bar or shuttle on a door. 4. a shutter or shuttle on a channel made to carry molten lead. 5. a space shuttle. 6. a floodgate in a millstream.
Shuttle vbTo move backwards and forwards (to and fro) like a shuttle. 2. to come and go; ebb and flow; wax and wane. 2. travel in a shuttle.
Shuttle-box nA box fitted to the ends of the race of a loom to help direct a flying shuttle and its driver. 2. an apparatus used in experiments on animals, with two electrifiable chambers connected by a hole.
Shuttle-bone nEach of the bones in the forearm.
Shuttle-brain nFickle; flighty.
Shuttle-driver nA device for moving the shuttle between the shuttle boxes and through the warp of a loom.
Shuttlecraft nA relatively small spacecraft, usually capable of atmospheric transport.
Shuttleless adj(Of a loom) without a shuttle.
Shuttle-run nA popular training technique which involves shorts bursts of speed.
Shuttlewise advBack and forth, like a shuttle
Shuttle-witted adjFickle; flighty.
Shut up vbTo close , make fast or secure the entrances. 2. to obstruct, as in a passage through something. 3. to enclose, confine, imprison, to fasten. 4. to shut or lock up a prisoner. 5. to end, finish, terminate, conclude. 6. to unite two pieces, as in welding or joining them together. 7. to cause to become silent through fear, intimidation or threat.
Shy adjLacking self-confidence, diffident, abashed, timid, demure. 2. worried and distrustful, inclining to avoid persons and situations. 3. easily frightened, fearful, nervous, cautious, wary, suspicious. 4. reserved, coy, embarrassed.
Shy phr"Fight Shy Of" - to avoid.
Shy phr"A Shy Bairn Gets Nowt" - if you are too shy, and don't ask, you won't get what you want.
Shy phr"Look Shy At" - to distrust.
Shy phr"Once Bitten, Twice Shy" - be extra cautious after having a bad experience.
Shy phr"Shy Away From" - to avoid having to deal with some unpleasant situation. 2. avoid, move away from, out of shyness, prudery, fear, etc.
Shy bladder nAn inability to urinate in the presence of others.
Shyful adjExhibiting shyness; timid.
Shying nThe act of one who shies or turns aside in fear.
Shying adjAvoiding, reticent, fearful, bashful, timid, diffident.
Shyly advIn a shy manner.
Shyness nThe quality or state of being shy, bashful, reserved, coy, timid, diffident.
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