4 letter word starting with si

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sipe verb i. To run or soak through fine pores and interstices; to ooze.
sipy adjective Oozy; — applied to land under cultivation that is not well drained.
sice noun The number six at dice.
sich adjective Such.
sick superl. Affected with disease of any kind; ill; indisposed; not in health. See the Synonym under Illness., Affected with, or attended by, nausea; inclined to vomit; as, sick at the stomach; a sick headache., Having a strong dislike; disgusted; surfeited; — with of; as, to be sick of flattery., Corrupted; imperfect; impaired; weakned., Sickness., To fall sick; to sicken.
sida noun A genus of malvaceous plants common in the tropics. All the species are mucilaginous, and some have tough ligneous fibers which are used as a substitute for hemp and flax.
side noun The margin, edge, verge, or border of a surface; especially (when the thing spoken of is somewhat oblong in shape), one of the longer edges as distinguished from the shorter edges, called ends; a bounding line of a geometrical figure; as, the side of a field, of a square or triangle, of a river, of a road, etc., Any outer portion of a thing considered apart from, and yet in relation to, the rest; as, the upper side of a sphere; also, any part or position viewed as opposite to or contrasted with another; as, this or that side., One of the halves of the body, of an animals or man, on either side of the mesial plane; or that which pertains to such a half; as, a side of beef; a side of sole leather., The right or left part of the wall or trunk of the body; as, a pain in the side., A slope or declivity, as of a hill, considered as opposed to another slope over the ridge., The position of a person or party regarded as opposed to another person or party, whether as a rival or a foe; a body of advocates or partisans; a party; hence, the interest or cause which one maintains against another; a doctrine or view opposed to another., A line of descent traced through one parent as distinguished from that traced through another., Fig.: Aspect or part regarded as contrasted with some other; as, the bright side of poverty., Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral., Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side issue; a side view or remark., Long; large; extensive., To lean on one side., To embrace the opinions of one party, or engage in its interest, in opposition to another party; to take sides; as, to side with the ministerial party., To be or stand at the side of; to be on the side toward., To suit; to pair; to match., To work (a timber or rib) to a certain thickness by trimming the sides., To furnish with a siding; as, to side a house.
sift verb t. To separate with a sieve, as the fine part of a substance from the coarse; as, to sift meal or flour; to sift powder; to sift sand or lime., To separate or part as if with a sieve., To examine critically or minutely; to scrutinize.
sigh verb i. To inhale a larger quantity of air than usual, and immediately expel it; to make a deep single audible respiration, especially as the result or involuntary expression of fatigue, exhaustion, grief, sorrow, or the like., Hence, to lament; to grieve., To make a sound like sighing., To exhale (the breath) in sighs., To utter sighs over; to lament or mourn over., To express by sighs; to utter in or with sighs., A deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration of air, as when fatigued or grieved; the act of sighing., Figuratively, a manifestation of grief; a lan/ent.
sign noun That by which anything is made known or represented; that which furnishes evidence; a mark; a token; an indication; a proof., A remarkable event, considered by the ancients as indicating the will of some deity; a prodigy; an omen., An event considered by the Jews as indicating the divine will, or as manifesting an interposition of the divine power for some special end; a miracle; a wonder., Something serving to indicate the existence, or preserve the memory, of a thing; a token; a memorial; a monument., Any symbol or emblem which prefigures, typifles, or represents, an idea; a type; hence, sometimes, a picture., A word or a character regarded as the outward manifestation of thought; as, words are the sign of ideas., A motion, an action, or a gesture by which a thought is expressed, or a command or a wish made known., Hence, one of the gestures of pantomime, or of a language of a signs such as those used by the North American Indians, or those used by the deaf and dumb., A military emblem carried on a banner or a standard., A lettered board, or other conspicuous notice, placed upon or before a building, room, shop, or office to advertise the business there transacted, or the name of the person or firm carrying it on; a publicly displayed token or notice., The twelfth part of the ecliptic or zodiac., A character indicating the relation of quantities, or an operation performed upon them; as, the sign + (plus); the sign — (minus); the sign of division Ö, and the like., An objective evidence of disease; that is, one appreciable by some one other than the patient., Any character, as a flat, sharp, dot, etc., That which, being external, stands for, or signifies, something internal or spiritual; — a term used in the Church of England in speaking of an ordinance considered with reference to that which it represents., To represent by a sign; to make known in a typical or emblematic manner, in distinction from speech; to signify., To make a sign upon; to mark with a sign., To affix a signature to; to ratify by hand or seal; to subscribe in one’s own handwriting., To assign or convey formally; — used with away., To mark; to make distinguishable., To be a sign or omen., To make a sign or signal; to communicate directions or intelligence by signs., To write one’s name, esp. as a token of assent, responsibility, or obligation.
sike adjective Such. See Such., A gutter; a stream, such as is usually dry in summer., A sick person., To sigh., A sigh.
sile verb t. To strain, as fresh milk., To drop; to flow; to fall., A sieve with fine meshes., Filth; sediment., A young or small herring.
silk noun The fine, soft thread produced by various species of caterpillars in forming the cocoons within which the worm is inclosed during the pupa state, especially that produced by the larvae of Bombyx mori., Hence, thread spun, or cloth woven, from the above-named material., That which resembles silk, as the filiform styles of the female flower of maize.
sill noun The basis or foundation of a thing; especially, a horizontal piece, as a timber, which forms the lower member of a frame, or supports a structure; as, the sills of a house, of a bridge, of a loom, and the like., The timber or stone at the foot of a door; the threshold., The timber or stone on which a window frame stands; or, the lowest piece in a window frame., The floor of a gallery or passage in a mine., A piece of timber across the bottom of a canal lock for the gates to shut against., The shaft or thill of a carriage., A young herring.
silo noun A pit or vat for packing away green fodder for winter use so as to exclude air and outside moisture. See Ensilage.
silt noun Mud or fine earth deposited from running or standing water., To choke, fill, or obstruct with silt or mud., To flow through crevices; to percolate.
sima noun A cyma.
sine noun The length of a perpendicular drawn from one extremity of an arc of a circle to the diameter drawn through the other extremity., The perpendicular itself. See Sine of angle, below., Without.
sing verb i. To utter sounds with musical inflections or melodious modulations of voice, as fancy may dictate, or according to the notes of a song or tune, or of a given part (as alto, tenor, etc.) in a chorus or concerted piece., To utter sweet melodious sounds, as birds do., To make a small, shrill sound; as, the air sings in passing through a crevice., To tell or relate something in numbers or verse; to celebrate something in poetry., Ti cry out; to complain., To utter with musical infections or modulations of voice., To celebrate is song; to give praises to in verse; to relate or rehearse in numbers, verse, or poetry., To influence by singing; to lull by singing; as, to sing a child to sleep., To accompany, or attend on, with singing.
sink verb i. To fall by, or as by, the force of gravity; to descend lower and lower; to decline gradually; to subside; as, a stone sinks in water; waves rise and sink; the sun sinks in the west., To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate., Hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to enter completely., To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fall slowly, as so the ground, from weakness or from an overburden; to fail in strength; to decline; to decay; to decrease., To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height., To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship., Figuratively: To cause to decline; to depress; to degrade; hence, to ruin irretrievably; to destroy, as by drowping; as, to sink one’s reputation., To make (a depression) by digging, delving, or cutting, etc.; as, to sink a pit or a well; to sink a die., To bring low; to reduce in quantity; to waste., To conseal and appropriate., To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore., To reduce or extinguish by payment; as, to sink the national debt., A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes., A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc., as in a kitchen., A hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost; — called also sink hole.
sire noun A lord, master, or other person in authority. See Sir., A tittle of respect formerly used in speaking to elders and superiors, but now only in addressing a sovereign., A father; the head of a family; the husband., A creator; a maker; an author; an originator., The male parent of a beast; — applied especially to horses; as, the horse had a good sire., To beget; to procreate; — used of beasts, and especially of stallions.
sirt noun A quicksand.
sise noun An assize., Six; the highest number on a die; the cast of six in throwing dice.
siss verb i. To make a hissing sound; as, a flatiron hot enough to siss when touched with a wet finger., A hissing noise.
sist verb t. To stay, as judicial proceedings; to delay or suspend; to stop., To cause to take a place, as at the bar of a court; hence, to cite; to summon; to bring into court., A stay or suspension of proceedings; an order for a stay of proceedings.
site noun The place where anything is fixed; situation; local position; as, the site of a city or of a house., A place fitted or chosen for any certain permanent use or occupation; as, a site for a church., The posture or position of a thing.
sith preposition, adverb, & conj. Since; afterwards; seeing that., Alt. of Sithe
siva noun One of the triad of Hindoo gods. He is the avenger or destroyer, and in modern worship symbolizes the reproductive power of nature.
size noun Six., A thin, weak glue used in various trades, as in painting, bookbinding, paper making, etc., Any viscous substance, as gilder’s varnish., To cover with size; to prepare with size., A settled quantity or allowance. See Assize., An allowance of food and drink from the buttery, aside from the regular dinner at commons; — corresponding to battel at Oxford., Extent of superficies or volume; bulk; bigness; magnitude; as, the size of a tree or of a mast; the size of a ship or of a rock., Figurative bulk; condition as to rank, ability, character, etc.; as, the office demands a man of larger size., A conventional relative measure of dimension, as for shoes, gloves, and other articles made up for sale., An instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges fastened together at one end by a rivet, — used for ascertaining the size of pearls., To fix the standard of., To adjust or arrange according to size or bulk., To take the height of men, in order to place them in the ranks according to their stature., To sift, as pieces of ore or metal, in order to separate the finer from the coarser parts., To swell; to increase the bulk of., To bring or adjust anything exactly to a required dimension, as by cutting., To take greater size; to increase in size., To order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book.
sizy adjective Sizelike; viscous; glutinous; as, sizy blood.