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strategy a plan, method, or series of actions meant to perform a particular goal or effect. [2 definitions]
stratosphere a layer of the earth's upper atmosphere from about six miles to about thirty miles above the earth's surface.
straw the dried stalks of plants such as oats, wheat, or rye that remain after the grain is removed. Straw is used for feeding animals, for weaving hats and baskets, or for packing. [3 definitions]
strawberry a red, juicy fruit with seeds on the outside. [2 definitions]
straw hat a hat made from natural straw or a straw-like material, often used in warm weather.
stray to wander from or go beyond a fixed place, course, or practice, or to wander away from a group. [4 definitions]
streak a long, narrow line, mark, smear, or band. [8 definitions]
stream a flowing body of water such as a river, creek, or brook. [7 definitions]
street a public road in a town or city along which vehicles travel. Streets often have sidewalks and buildings along their sides. [2 definitions]
streetcar an electrically powered vehicle that runs along rails over city streets and is capable of carrying many passengers.
streetwise having knowledge about what goes on and the ability to survive in a city.
strength the state, quality, or condition of being strong. [3 definitions]
strengthen to make or grow strong or stronger.
strep throat an infection of the throat caused by a certain type of bacteria called "streptococcal bacteria." A person with strep throat will usually have a sore throat, painful swallowing, and a fever. Strep throat can be serious.
stress the importance or special attention given to something; emphasis. [6 definitions]
stressed feeling very anxious or worried because of a frightening thing or because of pressure from things like school or work or the demands of other people.
stressful causing mental or emotional strain.
stretch to spread out or reach out to the full length in order to make loose and flexible. [13 definitions]
strict stern; not yielding; demanding. [3 definitions]
strictly strongly; absolutely.
stride to walk with long, even steps. [3 definitions]