5 letter word starting with se

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
selch noun A seal.
seamy adjective Having a seam; containing seams, or showing them.
seave noun A rush.
seavy adjective Overgrown with rushes.
sebat noun The eleventh month of the ancient Hebrew year, approximately corresponding with February.
sebic adjective See Sebacic.
secco adjective Dry.
seche verb t. & i. To seek.
secle noun A century.
secre adjective Secret; secretive; faithful to a secret., A secret.
sedan noun A portable chair or covered vehicle for carrying a single person, — usually borne on poles by two men. Called also sedan chair.
sedge noun Any plant of the genus Carex, perennial, endogenous herbs, often growing in dense tufts in marshy places. They have triangular jointless stems, a spiked inflorescence, and long grasslike leaves which are usually rough on the margins and midrib. There are several hundred species., A flock of herons.
sedgy adjective Overgrown with sedge.
sedum noun A genus of plants, mostly perennial, having succulent leaves and cymose flowers; orpine; stonecrop.
seeds plural of Seed
seedy superl. Abounding with seeds; bearing seeds; having run to seeds., Having a peculiar flavor supposed to be derived from the weeds growing among the vines; — said of certain kinds of French brandy., Old and worn out; exhausted; spiritless; also, poor and miserable looking; shabbily clothed; shabby looking; as, he looked seedy coat.
seely adjective See Silly.
seepy adjective Alt. of Sipy
seeth imp. of Seethe.
segar noun See Cigar.
segge noun The hedge sparrow.
segno noun A sign. See Al segno, and Dal segno.
seigh obs. imp. sing. of See. Saw.
seine noun A large net, one edge of which is provided with sinkers, and the other with floats. It hangs vertically in the water, and when its ends are brought together or drawn ashore incloses the fish.
seint noun A girdle., A saint.
seise verb t. See Seize.
seity noun Something peculiar to one’s self.
seize verb t. To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold of; to gripe or grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp., To take possession of by force., To invade suddenly; to take sudden hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient., To take possession of by virtue of a warrant or other legal authority; as, the sheriff seized the debtor’s goods., To fasten; to fix., To grap with the mind; to comprehend fully and distinctly; as, to seize an idea., To bind or fasten together with a lashing of small stuff, as yarn or marline; as, to seize ropes.
sekes noun A place in a pagan temple in which the images of the deities were inclosed.
selah noun A word of doubtful meaning, occuring frequently in the Psalms; by some, supposed to signify silence or a pause in the musical performance of the song.
selve adjective Self; same.
semen noun The seed of plants., The seed or fecundating fluid of male animals; sperm. It is a white or whitish viscid fluid secreted by the testes, characterized by the presence of spermatozoids to which it owes its generative power.
semi- A prefix signifying half, and sometimes partly or imperfectly; as, semiannual, half yearly; semitransparent, imperfectly transparent.
senge verb t. To singe.
senna noun The leaves of several leguminous plants of the genus Cassia. (C. acutifolia, C. angustifolia, etc.). They constitute a valuable but nauseous cathartic medicine., The plants themselves, native to the East, but now cultivated largely in the south of Europe and in the West Indies.
se┬ľor noun A Spanish title of courtesy corresponding to the English Mr. or Sir; also, a gentleman.
sense verb t. A faculty, possessed by animals, of perceiving external objects by means of impressions made upon certain organs (sensory or sense organs) of the body, or of perceiving changes in the condition of the body; as, the senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. See Muscular sense, under Muscular, and Temperature sense, under Temperature., Perception by the sensory organs of the body; sensation; sensibility; feeling., Perception through the intellect; apprehension; recognition; understanding; discernment; appreciation., Sound perception and reasoning; correct judgment; good mental capacity; understanding; also, that which is sound, true, or reasonable; rational meaning., That which is felt or is held as a sentiment, view, or opinion; judgment; notion; opinion., Meaning; import; signification; as, the true sense of words or phrases; the sense of a remark., Moral perception or appreciation., One of two opposite directions in which a line, surface, or volume, may be supposed to be described by the motion of a point, line, or surface., To perceive by the senses; to recognize.
senza preposition Without; as, senza stromenti, without instruments.
sepal noun A leaf or division of the calyx.
sepia noun The common European cuttlefish., A genus comprising the common cuttlefish and numerous similar species. See Illustr. under Cuttlefish., A pigment prepared from the ink, or black secretion, of the sepia, or cuttlefish. Treated with caustic potash, it has a rich brown color; and this mixed with a red forms Roman sepia. Cf. India ink, under India., Of a dark brown color, with a little red in its composition; also, made of, or done in, sepia.
sepic adjective Of or pertaining to sepia; done in sepia; as, a sepic drawing.
sepon noun See Supawn.
sepoy noun A native of India employed as a soldier in the service of a European power, esp. of Great Britain; an Oriental soldier disciplined in the European manner.
septa plural of Septum
serai noun A palace; a seraglio; also, in the East, a place for the accommodation of travelers; a caravansary, or rest house.
serge noun A woolen twilled stuff, much used as material for clothing for both sexes., A large wax candle used in the ceremonies of various churches.
serie noun Series.
serin noun A European finch (Serinus hortulanus) closely related to the canary.
seron noun Alt. of Seroon
serow noun Alt. of Surrow
serry verb t. To crowd; to press together.
serum noun The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc., A thin watery fluid, containing more or less albumin, secreted by the serous membranes of the body, such as the pericardium and peritoneum.
serve verb t. To work for; to labor in behalf of; to exert one’s self continuously or statedly for the benefit of; to do service for; to be in the employment of, as an inferior, domestic, serf, slave, hired assistant, official helper, etc.; specifically, in a religious sense, to obey and worship., To be subordinate to; to act a secondary part under; to appear as the inferior of; to minister to., To be suitor to; to profess love to., To wait upon; to supply the wants of; to attend; specifically, to wait upon at table; to attend at meals; to supply with food; as, to serve customers in a shop., Hence, to bring forward, arrange, deal, or distribute, as a portion of anything, especially of food prepared for eating; — often with up; formerly with in., To perform the duties belonging to, or required in or for; hence, to be of use to; as, a curate may serve two churches; to serve one’s country., To contribute or conduce to; to promote; to be sufficient for; to satisfy; as, to serve one’s turn., To answer or be (in the place of something) to; as, a sofa serves one for a seat and a couch., To treat; to behave one’s self to; to requite; to act toward; as, he served me very ill., To work; to operate; as, to serve the guns., To bring to notice, deliver, or execute, either actually or constructively, in such manner as the law requires; as, to serve a summons., To make legal service opon (a person named in a writ, summons, etc.); as, to serve a witness with a subp/na., To pass or spend, as time, esp. time of punishment; as, to serve a term in prison., To copulate with; to cover; as, a horse serves a mare; — said of the male., To lead off in delivering (the ball)., To wind spun yarn, or the like, tightly around (a rope or cable, etc.) so as to protect it from chafing or from the weather. See under Serving., To be a servant or a slave; to be employed in labor or other business for another; to be in subjection or bondage; to render menial service., To perform domestic offices; to be occupied with household affairs; to prepare and dish up food, etc., To be in service; to do duty; to discharge the requirements of an office or employment. Specifically, to act in the public service, as a soldier, seaman. etc., To be of use; to answer a purpose; to suffice; to suit; to be convenient or favorable., To lead off in delivering the ball.
serye noun A series.
sessa interj. Hurry; run.
setae plural of Seta
setee noun See 2d Settee.
seten obs. imp. pl. of Sit. Sat.
setim noun See Shittim.
seton noun A few silk threads or horsehairs, or a strip of linen or the like, introduced beneath the skin by a knife or needle, so as to form an issue; also, the issue so formed.
seven adjective One more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one week., The number greater by one than six; seven units or objects., A symbol representing seven units, as 7, or vii.
sever verb t. To separate, as one from another; to cut off from something; to divide; to part in any way, especially by violence, as by cutting, rending, etc.; as, to sever the head from the body., To cut or break open or apart; to divide into parts; to cut through; to disjoin; as, to sever the arm or leg., To keep distinct or apart; to except; to exempt., To disunite; to disconnect; to terminate; as, to sever an estate in joint tenancy., To suffer disjunction; to be parted, or rent asunder; to be separated; to part; to separate., To make a separation or distinction; to distinguish.
sewed imp. of Sew, of Sew
sewel noun A scarecrow, generally made of feathers tied to a string, hung up to prevent deer from breaking into a place.
sewen noun A British trout usually regarded as a variety (var. Cambricus) of the salmon trout.
sewer noun One who sews, or stitches., A small tortricid moth whose larva sews together the edges of a leaf by means of silk; as, the apple-leaf sewer (Phoxopteris nubeculana), A drain or passage to carry off water and filth under ground; a subterraneous channel, particularly in cities., Formerly, an upper servant, or household officer, who set on and removed the dishes at a feast, and who also brought water for the hands of the guests.
sewin noun Same as Sewen.
sexed adjective Belonging to sex; having sex; distinctively male of female; as, the sexed condition.
sexly adjective Pertaining to sex.
sexto noun A book consisting of sheets each of which is folded into six leaves.
seyen imp. pl. & p. p. of See.
seynd p. p. of Senge, to singe.
seynt noun A gridle. See 1st Seint.