5 letter word starting with si

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
siaga noun The ahu, or jairou.
sibyl noun A woman supposed to be endowed with a spirit of prophecy., A female fortune teller; a pythoness; a prophetess.
sicca noun A seal; a coining die; — used adjectively to designate the silver currency of the Mogul emperors, or the Indian rupee of 192 grains.
sicer noun A strong drink; cider.
siker adjective Sure; certain; trusty., Surely; certainly., Alt. of Sikerness
sicle noun A shekel.
sided imp. & past participle of Side, Having (such or so many) sides; — used in composition; as, one-sided; many-sided.
sider noun One who takes a side., Cider.
sidle verb t. To go or move with one side foremost; to move sidewise; as, to sidle through a crowd or narrow opening.
siege noun A seat; especially, a royal seat; a throne., Hence, place or situation; seat., Rank; grade; station; estimation., Passage of excrements; stool; fecal matter., The sitting of an army around or before a fortified place for the purpose of compelling the garrison to surrender; the surrounding or investing of a place by an army, and approaching it by passages and advanced works, which cover the besiegers from the enemy’s fire. See the Note under Blockade., Hence, a continued attempt to gain possession., The floor of a glass-furnace., A workman’s bench., To besiege; to beset.
sieur noun Sir; — a title of respect used by the French.
sieva noun A small variety of the Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus).
sieve noun A utensil for separating the finer and coarser parts of a pulverized or granulated substance from each other. It consist of a vessel, usually shallow, with the bottom perforated, or made of hair, wire, or the like, woven in meshes., A kind of coarse basket.
sifac noun The white indris of Madagascar. It is regarded by the natives as sacred.
sight verb t. The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view; as, to gain sight of land., The power of seeing; the faculty of vision, or of perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the eyes., The state of admitting unobstructed vision; visibility; open view; region which the eye at one time surveys; space through which the power of vision extends; as, an object within sight., A spectacle; a view; a show; something worth seeing., The instrument of seeing; the eye., Inspection; examination; as, a letter intended for the sight of only one person., Mental view; opinion; judgment; as, in their sight it was harmless., A small aperture through which objects are to be seen, and by which their direction is settled or ascertained; as, the sight of a quadrant., A small piece of metal, fixed or movable, on the breech, muzzle, center, or trunnion of a gun, or on the breech and the muzzle of a rifle, pistol, etc., by means of which the eye is guided in aiming., In a drawing, picture, etc., that part of the surface, as of paper or canvas, which is within the frame or the border or margin. In a frame or the like, the open space, the opening., A great number, quantity, or sum; as, a sight of money., To get sight of; to see; as, to sight land; to sight a wreck., To look at through a sight; to see accurately; as, to sight an object, as a star., To apply sights to; to adjust the sights of; also, to give the proper elevation and direction to by means of a sight; as, to sight a rifle or a cannon., To take aim by a sight.
sigil noun A seal; a signature.
sigla noun pl. The signs, abbreviations, letters, or characters standing for words, shorthand, etc., in ancient manuscripts, or on coins, medals, etc.
sigma noun The Greek letter /, /, or / (English S, or s). It originally had the form of the English C.
sikhs noun pl. A religious sect noted for warlike traits, founded in the Punjab at the end of the 15th century.
silex noun Silica, SiO2 as found in nature, constituting quarz, and most sands and sandstones. See Silica, and Silicic.
silky superl. Of or pertaining to silk; made of, or resembling, silk; silken; silklike; as, a silky luster., Hence, soft and smooth; as, silky wine., Covered with soft hairs pressed close to the surface, as a leaf; sericeous.
silly noun Happy; fortunate; blessed., Harmless; innocent; inoffensive., Weak; helpless; frail., Rustic; plain; simple; humble., Weak in intellect; destitute of ordinary strength of mind; foolish; witless; simple; as, a silly woman., Proceeding from want of understanding or common judgment; characterized by weakness or folly; unwise; absurd; stupid; as, silly conduct; a silly question.
silty adjective Full of silt; resembling silt.
silva noun The forest trees of a region or country, considered collectively., A description or history of the forest trees of a country.
simar noun A woman’s long dress or robe; also light covering; a scarf.
simia noun A Linnaean genus of Quadrumana which included the types of numerous modern genera. By modern writers it is usually restricted to the genus which includes the orang-outang.
since adverb From a definite past time until now; as, he went a month ago, and I have not seen him since., In the time past, counting backward from the present; before this or now; ago., When or that., From the time of; in or during the time subsequent to; subsequently to; after; — usually with a past event or time for the object., Seeing that; because; considering; — formerly followed by that.
sinch noun A saddle girth made of leather, canvas, woven horsehair, or woven grass., To gird with a sinch; to tighten the sinch or girth of (a saddle); as, to sinch up a sadle.
sinew noun A tendon or tendonous tissue. See Tendon., Muscle; nerve., Fig.: That which supplies strength or power., To knit together, or make strong with, or as with, sinews.
singe verb t. To burn slightly or superficially; to burn the surface of; to burn the ends or outside of; as, to singe the hair or the skin., To remove the nap of (cloth), by passing it rapidly over a red-hot bar, or over a flame, preliminary to dyeing it., To remove the hair or down from (a plucked chicken or the like) by passing it over a flame., A burning of the surface; a slight burn.
sinto Alt. of Sintoist
sintu Alt. of Sintoist
sinus plural of Sinus, An opening; a hollow; a bending., A bay of the sea; a recess in the shore., A cavity; a depression., A cavity in a bone or other part, either closed or with a narrow opening., A dilated vessel or canal., A narrow, elongated cavity, in which pus is collected; an elongated abscess with only a small orifice., A depression between adjoining lobes.
sioux noun sing. & pl. See Dakotas.
sipid adjective Having a taste or flavorl savory; sapid.
sired imp. & past participle of Sire
siren noun One of three sea nymphs, — or, according to some writers, of two, — said to frequent an island near the coast of Italy, and to sing with such sweetness that they lured mariners to destruction., An enticing, dangerous woman., Something which is insidious or deceptive., A mermaid., Any long, slender amphibian of the genus Siren or family Sirenidae, destitute of hind legs and pelvis, and having permanent external gills as well as lungs. They inhabit the swamps, lagoons, and ditches of the Southern United States. The more common species (Siren lacertina) is dull lead-gray in color, and becames two feet long., An instrument for producing musical tones and for ascertaining the number of sound waves or vibrations per second which produce a note of a given pitch. The sounds are produced by a perforated rotating disk or disks. A form with two disks operated by steam or highly compressed air is used sounding an alarm to vessels in fog., Of or pertaining to a siren; bewitching, like a siren; fascinating; alluring; as, a siren song.
siroc noun See Sirocco.
sirup noun Alt. of Syrup
sisel noun The suslik.
siser noun Cider. See Sicer.
sited adjective Having a site; situated.
sithe noun Time., To sigh., A scythe., To cut with a scythe; to scythe.
situs noun The method in which the parts of a plant are arranged; also, the position of the parts.
sivan noun The third month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year; — supposed to correspond nearly with our month of June.
siver verb i. To simmer.
siwin noun Same as Sewen.
sixth adjective First after the fifth; next in order after the fifth., Constituting or being one of six equal parts into which anything is divided., The quotient of a unit divided by six; one of six equal parts which form a whole., The next in order after the fifth., The interval embracing six diatonic degrees of the scale.
sixty adjective Six times ten; fifty-nine and one more; threescore., The sum of six times ten; sixty units or objects., A symbol representing sixty units, as 60, lx., or LX.
sizar noun One of a body of students in the universities of Cambridge (Eng.) and Dublin, who, having passed a certain examination, are exempted from paying college fees and charges. A sizar corresponded to a servitor at Oxford.
sized imp. & past participle of Size, Adjusted according to size., Having a particular size or magnitude; — chiefly used in compounds; as, large-sized; common-sized.
sizel noun Same as Scissel, 2.
sizer noun See Sizar., An instrument or contrivance to size articles, or to determine their size by a standard, or to separate and distribute them according to size., An instrument or tool for bringing anything to an exact size.