S - Letter S - Words that begin with the Letter S

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Upper Case Capital Letter S 

Lower Case Letter  s

Speak Letter - Mouse over the Letter S (es)

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Sound Phonics: a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y

The Letter S is the 19th letter of the English Alphabet. Word Class.

Important Words that begin with the Letter S

Smart is being a fast learner, showing mental alertness, intelligence and the ability to deal with unusual problems and difficult situations with ease. A person who makes very few mistakes, and also learns from mistakes when they are made.

Skill is an ability that has been acquired by training and learning. Having a skill is being able to use specialized tools to solve problems and accomplish goals. Skill is knowing how to do something really good using the mind and body together.

Skillful is having knowledge, skill and aptitude or ability.

Sensibility is having mental responsiveness and awareness and the ability to respond to changes effectively.

Sense or Human Senses is the ability to receive information from the world using the bodies physical sensation receptors, like sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. There are other human senses that can receive information that is not perceived to be physical, like intuition or other internal feelings or sensations. Sense can also mean when you comprehend and understand the meaning of a word or an expression or a situation using practical judgment. To interpret things accurately and having conscious awareness and perception. (Making sense of the world.)

Smell is to know, detect, sense or to become aware of odors or scents using the sensations from the olfactory receptors in the nose that have been stimulated by particular chemicals in a gaseous form. Taste.

Sight is the visual perception of things that can be seen with the eyes by looking or observing. The range of vision that makes you aware of things by being able to see the surface of things or by being able to see the outward physical properties of things that are visible in light. Electromagnetic Spectrum.

Sound is a vibration that can be sensed by the ears when hearing or listening. A sound vibration travels and transmits information through the air or through the water using audible waves. Humans can hear sound waves with frequencies between about 20 Hz and 20 kHz. The speed of sound is 767 miles per hour or mph.

Stimulate is an action that causes you to feel something through the senses causing you to become awake, conscious or emotionally aroused or energized.

Speed is the distance travelled per unit of time. Changing location rapidly or moving fast at a high rate of velocity.

Special is something or someone important. Surpassing what is common or usual or expected. Unique.

Share is to divide something fairly and evenly. To give a piece of something to someone else.

Support is the activity of providing help, assistance or service in order to maintain someone or something. The act of bearing the weight of or strengthening something.

Smile is a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth and by spreading the lips and sometimes showing the front teeth. A smile is often an expression of happiness, friendliness and appreciation.

Service is important work done by one person or by a group of people that has many benefits and positive effects for other people and for the environment.

Sympathy is understanding the needs of other people who are suffering, or understanding the needs of other life forms in distress.

Social is living together in friendly companionship or enjoying life in communities or in organized groups in a society.

Society is a formal association of people with similar interests and having a distinctive cultural and economic organization.

Self is just you and your own identity and unique individual characteristics.

Selfish is thinking only about yourself and not considering other peoples needs or feelings.

Suffering is feelings of mental or physical pain. Full of misery or ill-being due to affliction or misfortune or distress. Feel unwell or uncomfortable. Very unhappy..

Science are various methods used for learning in order to establish facts through investigations and research using tools, skills, processes, procedures, testing techniques, experiences and accumulated knowledge and information.

Study is to look at something carefully in detail in order to discover essential features or meaning. Analyze a subject and think about it with full attention for a period of time. Learn by reading books. To make sense of.

Sentinel is a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event.

Space is an empty area that is free of matter or solid material, but space may contain gases or other molecules so small that the space is perceived to be empty or free of known elements. Outer space is the perceived unlimited emptiness where stars, planets and galaxies form. Space can also mean a blank character between words that's used to separate successive words in writing or printing.

System is a set of interacting or interdependent component parts forming a complex/intricate whole that is designed to work as a coherent entity.

Symmetry is balance among the parts of something that can be divided into two or more pieces or sections which are mirror images of each other with equal dimensions, shape, proportions and arrangement. Having the same value when measured in different directions.

Sequence is when one thing comes after another in a scheduled logical order in time. An arrangement in which things follow one thing after another in a recurrent pattern or regular succession. One comes first, then two comes second, and then three comes third.

Strategy is a carefully thought out plan of action. A series of steps to be carried out to accomplish a goal. Systematic decision making.

Scenario is a possible sequence of events that could happen if several contributing factors where to be present and happening at the same time or together. An example of what might happen if someone where to do a particular action or actions within a particular set of circumstances. A prediction based on known facts and the laws of physics.

Spell is the ability to accurately write or name the letters that form a word or part of a word.

Syntax is the grammatical rules and arrangement of words in forming sentences.

Semantics is the meaning of a word, phrase, sentence, or text.

Subordinate is a clause in a complex sentence that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence, it functions within the sentence as a noun or adjective or adverb. Dependent clause. (The word "That".)

Synonyms are two words that can be interchanged or equivalent in a context. Two words that can mean the same thing.

Similar is being like something else. Resembling some of the same characteristics.

Sample is a small part of something intended as representative of the whole. All or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class. A sample are items selected at random from a large set that will be used to test, try or experiment with in order to determine if all items are similar or dissimilar without having to test every single item one at a time. Quality Control.

Slang is the misuse of language that consists of words and expressions that are not considered to be appropriate or correct. Sometimes slang can be harsh and abusive criticism that's insensitive and vulgar. Profanity.

Saying is a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations that tries to bring some understanding to a much bigger problem. To make a general statement of advice about a certain subject without explaining what it means in more details.

Steady is being securely in position and not vibrating or moving. Not excited or upset.

Set is a group or a collection of things of the same kind that belong together. Set also means to put into a certain place or location. Set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly. Being ready.

Sure is feeling confident and assured that something is reliable in operation or effect. Certain that something will happen.

Subjective is judgment based on individual personal impressions and feelings and opinions rather than external facts. Something that takes place within the mind that's manipulated by individual bias.

Superficial is seeing something based only its surface and nothing else. A shallow understanding of something. Racism.

Significant is important in effect or meaning. Influential. Big.

Serious is being concerned with important matters rather than playing around or looking at things as be trivial, unimportant, petty or frivolous. Something that can cause fear or anxiety by threatening great harm, or something of great consequence that is complex and not easy to answer or solve, and requiring great effort or concentration. "I'm not kidding around, I'm totally serious, this is something bad and something that should not to be ignored or taken lightly."

Substance is physical matter of which a person or thing consists of.

Supply is to give, distribute or provide something useful, needed and necessary and also available for use, especially food, goods, support services or sustenance .

Succeed is to accomplish or achieve desired goals or results by working hard and working smart.

Survive is to live through stressful hardships or extremely difficult situations by not giving up and continuing to learn how to stay alive and support oneself for a long enough time.

Sustainable is to maintain the quality of life for a long length of time without interruption or weakening. Supply with necessities and support equally.

Stable is when something is resistant to changes or fluctuations  Firm and dependable; subject to little . of position condition.  Maintaining equilibrium Showing little if any change. Stable can also mean a farm building or shelter for housing horses or other livestock.

Stamina is having strength and energy that lasts for a long time or persists for a specified period of time without slowing down or stop moving from being tired.

Strong is having strength or power to move, push, pull or lift heavy objects. Strong is also when you are in good health, fully nourished, rested and experiencing lots of energy. Strong is also when you exercise and eat healthy so that your body and mind stays strong and you rarely experience weakness or get tired easy from having a lack of stamina. Strong can also mean having a strong mind that doesn't lose control easily or get distracted easily or fooled easily. A strong mind seeks to solve problems and doesn't let negative people or stressful situations effect their abilities or stop them from thinking positive and being practical.

Super is something that is above or beyond the highest quality or degree ever imagined or experienced.

Supernatural is something that cannot be easily explained or proven to exist, something that is not physical or material. A feeling that there might be something greater than yourself or a belief that there is something beyond your comprehension or something that is beyond all human senses.

Subtle is not easy to detect or understand. Sometimes done intentionally to make a gesture difficult to analyze or describe. Not apparent.

Simulate is to reproduce something or to create a representation or a model of something that is similar or like that something.

Singing is the creation of musical sounds made of pleasing tunes and melodies using the voice or vocal cords by modulating the flow of air being expelled from the lungs.

Symphony is a musical composition or musical score that is written by composers for an orchestra that has many musicians playing different instruments together and at different times.

Source is a document or something from which information is obtained. A person who supplies information.

Sun or Star  is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system. A star is celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior, and usually has planets that revolve around it as it travels through the galaxy and the universe. The Sun is visible as a point of light from the Earth during the day, and at night when the earth has rotated to the other side we can see stars in other solar systems.

Shine is something bright that sends out rays of light or strong colors. Shine also means something made smooth and bright by rubbing or polishing so that it reflects light in a sheen or a glow.

South is below the equator or refers to the bottom half of a country or area of land. A southern area or lower area on the opposite side of a northern area separated by a line. The cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees due south.

Southern Ocean comprises the southernmost waters of the World Ocean, generally taken to be south of 60° S latitude and encircling Antarctica. This ocean zone is where cold, northward flowing waters from the Antarctic mix with warmer subantarctic waters. Also known as the Antarctic Ocean or the Austral Ocean.

Season is the natural yearly or periodic changes in temperature and atmospheric weather conditions that is divided by the equinoxes and solstices of our earth as it travels around the sun.

Sunset is the time in the evening or late in the day when the sun begins to fall below the horizon, sometimes causing red and orange colors because sunlight passes through more air so there are more molecules and small particles in the atmosphere that scatters and changes the direction of light rays resulting in colorful sunsets. When the sunsets on your side of earth the planet goes into darkness or nighttime while the other side of earth has a sunrise.

Subtraction is an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated by taking away or minus a certain number of things from a group of things to see how many things are left over from the original contents.
(Subtraction happens many times everyday day in human life. With every action that you take results in something being less and negative then it was before, which could accumulate to a point when it's all gone, which could be days or years from now.)

Sport is a type of game or activity that people play for fun or for competition in order to compare physical and mental 
abilities and skills with other players or athletes who are playing the same game.

Secure is when you are free from danger or risk. Secure is when something is most likely not going to fail or give way. Secure is being free from fear or doubt. Confidence.

Safe is being free from danger or the risk of harm. Safe is being protected and secure and not vulnerable to failure, mistakes or attack.

Sex is an adult activity that is associated mostly with reproduction and also associated with consenting mature adults who are intimate and in a very close relationship like marriage. Sex can also mean the gender of someone, like male or female.

Secret is certain information that is kept private and hidden and not revealed to the public or made open to the general public to view or to use. Information that is only known by a small amount of people.

Secrecy is the practice of hiding certain information from certain individuals or groups. Secrecy is sometimes used to hide criminal activity or to avoid detection from enemies or from other people who are threatening to stop you.

Spy is to watch and observe people or activities secretly without being noticed or detected in order to gather information.

Shocking is something offensive or surprising that lacks moral sensibility. To influence disgust, revulsion, horror or terror.

Surprise is a sudden unexpected event that happens to you causing you to feel amazed or confused emotionally.

Sorry is apologizing for something bad or wrong that you said or did. It's feeling bad about your behavior and your actions that you want to say that you're sorry about what you did and you want people to know that you did not mean to hurt anyone, and that it was a mistake and very poor judgment on your part. Compassion and Forgiveness.

Sue is to initiate legal proceedings against someone and to file a lawsuit in order to seek a legal remedy or to correct an error or a fault or to stop an evil activity that someone is doing.

Silent is a very low volume of sound and being really quiet with no noise. A frequency of sound that is either below or above the range of human hearing that is audible and perceptible by the ears.

Silence is the absence of sound or not hearing anything. Silence can also mean a refusal to speak and being quiet by not talking so as to avoid misunderstandings or accusations by other people. Silence makes it possible for you to listening carefully to other people when they speak, and silence also can give you the time to think carefully before you speak so that you know what to say, and know what not to say.

Sink is not to float and not staying above water or not staying above the ground. Sink is to fall or descend to a lower place or previous level or elevation. Sink can also mean a plumbing fixture for washing things consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or to a floor and having a drainpipe.

Stir is to move around ingredients in a circular motion or back and forth, sometimes using a spoon. To blend, agitate or mix.

Sour is a sharp biting taste like the taste of vinegar or lemons or something tart, or something that has spoiled.

Spoiled is when food is old or rotten and is not good to eat or unfit for consumption or use.

Salt is a white crystalline form of sodium chloride used to season food and preserve food. (NaCl)

Spice is an aromatic pleasant smelling plant substance from seeds, fruits, roots, barks, or other substances of vegetable origin used as a flavoring for food and as a food preservative. Herbs.

Sugar is a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a food sweetener and as a preservative. Sugar is an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals that includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances that are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain.

Sweet is a pleasing taste experience that is not sour or bitter. When food tastes sweet it is usually rich in sugar.

Sister is a female person who has the same parents as another sister or brother or sibling.

Sibling is a person's brother or sister. The children born from parents.

Soft is something that is easy to squeeze using very little pressure or weight, or something that can be bent or damaged easily using little force. An outside texture that is smooth and gentle to touch that is not rough, hard or bumpy. Soft can also mean when sound or music is at low volume.

Spot is to catch sight of something and detect something with the senses. A spot can also mean a mark, blemish or flaw, or an area or point located on a surface.

Scope is a magnifier of images of distant objects or electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities. Scope can also mean the state of the environment in which a situation exists.

Straight is something like a line that has no bends, angles, waves, curls, turns, curves or deviations.

Square is a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles or a four-sided regular polygon that looks like a box.

Slope is an elevated geological formation that is at an angle rising up.

Shape is the spatial attributes or visual structure or dimensions of something that are defined by an outline. 

Sculpture is a three-dimensional figure or model that is created by shaping or carving stone or wood or any other hard material into a design that displays a desired pattern or shape.

Shave is to remove body hair with a razor that touches the surface of skin lightly. Shave can also mean to smooth or shape a piece of wood or material using a tool called a carpenters plane.

Select is to choose or to pick something out from a number of alternatives or choices.

Second is a measurement of time that is 1/60th of a minute. Second also means something that comes next after the first something and follows the first thing in order or series.

Singular is a single item or unit or something composed of one member, set, or kind that is separate.

Ship is a vessel or boat that carries and transports passengers or freight over water, oceans and seas. Shipping is the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials, sometimes using a watercraft or sailing vessel in deep waterways.

Silver is a soft white precious univalent metallic element having high electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal. Silver occurs in argentite and in free form and is used in coins, jewelry, tableware and photography. Silver can also mean a color that is a light shade of grey.

Simple is something that is easy to do and not involved or complicated. Simple is something having very few parts that is not complex or complicated or involved.

Script is a written version of a play or other dramatic composition that is used for preparing actors for a performance.

State is a territory or area of land with a politically organized body of people under a single government and occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation. State can also mean the way something is with respect to its main attributes, like in chemistry where the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container).

S is short for south on a cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees.

S is  unit of conductance equal to the reciprocal of an ohm.

S is short for sulfur which is 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).

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

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