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Princeton's WordNet

  1. second, sec, snoun

    1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

  2. sulfur, S, sulphur, atomic number 16noun

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

  3. south, due south, southward, Snoun

    the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees

  4. mho, siemens, reciprocal ohm, Snoun

    a unit of conductance equal to the reciprocal of an ohm

  5. S, snoun

    the 19th letter of the Roman alphabet

  6. randomness, entropy, Snoun

    (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work

    "entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity"


  1. Snoun

    American Library Association for sextodecimo, a book size, 15-17.5 cm in height.

  2. sverb

    Replace the following string with the one that appears after it.

  3. Etymology: This comes from the command, originally in ed but found in Perl, to replace one string with another. Although the command does not require slashes — other punctuation can be used — in this informal (i.e., outside of scripting) verb slashes are virtually universally used.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. S


  1. S

    S (named ess, plural esses) is the 19th letter in the Modern English alphabet and the ISO basic Latin alphabet.


  1. s

    S can be defined as the 19th letter of the English alphabet and is pronounced as /ɛs/. It is a consonant that is commonly used in the English language. S can also refer to other words or concepts, such as the plural form of noun suffix "-s," as well as terms like 'small' or 'short' used in abbreviations or codes, such as 's' for 'second' or 'S' for 'South.' Additionally, 'S' is often used as a symbol for 'sulfur' in chemistry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. S

    the nineteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a consonant, and is often called a sibilant, in allusion to its hissing sound. It has two principal sounds; one a mere hissing, as in sack, this; the other a vocal hissing (the same as that of z), as in is, wise. Besides these it sometimes has the sounds of sh and zh, as in sure, measure. It generally has its hissing sound at the beginning of words, but in the middle and at the end of words its sound is determined by usage. In a few words it is silent, as in isle, debris. With the letter h it forms the digraph sh. See Guide to pronunciation, // 255-261

  2. Etymology: [OE. es, AS. as.]


  1. S

    S is the nineteenth letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. S

    the nineteenth letter in our alphabet, its sound that of the hard open sibilant: as a medieval Roman numeral—7—also 70; S—70,000.—Collar of ss, a collar composed of a series of the letter s in gold, either linked together or set in close order.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. S

    (a) Symbol for second. (b) Symbol for space, or length; L is preferable. (c) Symbol for south-seeking pole of a magnet.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. s

    A bent iron, called a crooked catch, or pot-hook, in anchors, &c.

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  1. s

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of s in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of s in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of s in a Sentence

  1. Lee Iacocca:

    Do you want me to tell you something really subversive Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. . . . It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.

  2. Huang Shengmin:

    Everyone is cautiously optimistic about next year's economic situation, so CCTV downplayed the auction.

  3. Man President Luke Ellis:

    This year, in the stock-picking strategies with computers, we've had a very good year ... (and) it's been a good year for CTAs, For me, that's where I think the best opportunities to make money are.

  4. H.L. Mencken:

    The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.

  5. Upton Sinclair:

    I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.

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