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schooner a sailing ship with at least two masts and having its front mast shorter than its other masts.
schwa a vowel sound that is spoken without any stress, such as the first "a" in "away." [2 definitions]
science a system of studying, testing, and experimenting on things in nature. Science is a search for general laws about how the world works. [2 definitions]
scientific having to do with science.
scientist a person who works in some branch of science.
scissors a tool used for cutting. Scissors are made up of two blades that are joined so that their edges may be opened and closed.
scold to speak in a sharp or angry way. [2 definitions]
scoop a tool with a short handle attached to a deep, curved bowl, used to take up food or grain. [6 definitions]
scoot to go with quick, sudden movements. [2 definitions]
scooter a child's toy that has a steering handle attached to a low board with one wheel at each end. A scooter is ridden by standing with one foot on the board while using the other foot to push against the ground.
-scope a suffix that means an instrument for seeing or observing.
scope the range or extent of one's view or thoughts. [2 definitions]
scorch to burn slightly. [3 definitions]
score the record of the total points earned in a game or test. [8 definitions]
scoreboard a large board on which the score in an athletic contest is shown, often along with other information about the game or players.
scorn a feeling of hatred for someone or something thought of as worthless or evil. [3 definitions]
Scorpio a constellation located between Libra and Sagittarius. Scorpio is also called the Scorpion. [3 definitions]
scorpion a small animal related to the spider. It has a long narrow body and a tail with a poisonous tip. Scorpions live in many warm, dry areas of the world.
Scot a person who was born in or is a citizen or Scotland.
Scotch of or having to do with Scotland, or its people; Scottish.
Scotland a country in Europe on the northern part of the island of Great Britain. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland.