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swollen a past participle of swell. [2 definitions]
swoop to sweep down suddenly from above, or as if from above in attack (often followed by "down on"). [3 definitions]
swop another spelling of swap.
sword a weapon that has a long pointed blade fixed on a handle or hilt. Swords are used to cut or thrust.
swordfish a large fish that has a long, sharp upper jaw that looks like a sword. Swordfish live in warm seas and are used for food or sport.
Sydney a city on the southeastern coast of Australia. Sydney is the capital city of a province.
syllable a unit of speech formed with a single pulse of air pressure. Syllables are made of a single vowel sound with or without surrounding consonants. [2 definitions]
symbol an object or picture that represents something else. [2 definitions]
symbolic of, pertaining to, or represented by a symbol. [2 definitions]
symmetry a state in which both sides of something are balanced in size, form, or arrangement.
sympathetic feeling or showing understanding. [2 definitions]
sympathize to deeply understand or share in another's emotions (often followed by "with"). [2 definitions]
sympathy kind understanding and concern for others when they are sad, suffering, or having trouble. [3 definitions]
symphony a musical piece for an orchestra that has three or four movements. [2 definitions]
symphony orchestra a large group of classical musicians, including string, woodwind, brass, and percussion sections. A symphony orchestra performs symphonies and other orchestral pieces under the direction of a conductor.
symptom a sign of something. [2 definitions]
synagogue a place used by Jews for worship and religious instruction.
syndrome a group of signs or symptoms that together indicate a particular disease or condition.
synonym a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word of the same language.
synonymous having the same or a similar meaning; expressing the same idea or intent.
syntax the study of the way sentences are formed, and how the words go together. [2 definitions]