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  1. 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) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a unit of conductance equal to the reciprocal of an ohm Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. the 19th letter of the Roman alphabet Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Nineteenth letter of the alphabet. S. stands for south. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The nineteenth letter in the English alphabet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The sign of the possessive (with apostrophe; 's for singular, s' for plural); as, John's, warriors'. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The common plural sign, becoming -es, after sibilants; as, cats, boxes. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The ending of the third person singular present indicative. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The nineteenth letter in the English alphabet, has two sounds, as in miss and rose. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  15. 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, d. With the letter h it forms the digraph sh. See Guide to pronunciation, dictgcide_fs
  16. 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. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. letter (pl. Ss, S\'s). (Also) S-shaped object (COLLAR of S, Ss, SS, or esses) or curve (river makes a great S). Abbreviations (1): Saint, as S. John (pl. SS., as SS. Peter& Paul); screw, in s.s. (teamer); Senatus, in S.P.Q.R. (populusque Romanus; also for small profits& quick returns as motto of cheap shops); Signor, as S.Tittoni; Society, as S.J. (of Jesus), S.P.C.K. (for promoting Christian knowledge), S.P.G. (for propagation of Gospel); solidus, as 9s. (9 shillings); South, as S., S.E. (ast), S.W. (est), points of compass& London postal districts, S.A. (frica), S.C. (arolina), S.Dak. (ota); steam, in S.S. (hip); sub, in s.v. (oce). Abbreviations (2): Salop., Shropshire; Sam. (uel; O.-T. book); Sarum, bp of Salisbury; Scotch (ilicet); Scotch (ulpsit, -ulpserunt); scil. (icet); sen. (ior); seq (q)., sequentes, -tia; Sergt, Sergeant; Song of Sol. (omon); sq. (uare, as 200 sq. ft; St, Saint, as St Peter; Staffs., Staffordshire; stg, sterling, as 50 stg; sup. (ra); sus. (pensio) per coll. (um). used for (1, archaic) God\'s in\'sblood& other oaths; (2, colloq.) is in he\'s, she\'s, it\'s, Smith\'s, &c.; (3, colloq.) has as in (2), esp. before p.p. as he\'s done it; (4, colloq.) us in let us, as let\'s go. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. Abbreviation for Sigma, mark; sinister, left; and symbol of sulphur. American pocket medical dictionary.
  19. A letter common to all languages. As an abbrev., it stands for L. sacrum, sibi, socius, society, solo, south, etc. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  20. The nineteenth letter of the English alphabet, and thirteenth consonant, is sometimes called a semi-vowel. It has two distinct articulations or sounds- a hard, hissing sound, as in sand, sin, thus; and a softer humming or buzzing sibilant sound, as in muse, wise, pronounced like z, muz, wiz; it generally has the hard sound at the beginning of all proper English words, but in the middle and end of words its sound is to be known only by usage. In some words it is silent, as isle (il) Cabinet Dictionary

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