6 letter word starting with se

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
sealed imp. & past participle of Seal
sealer noun One who seals; especially, an officer whose duty it is to seal writs or instruments, to stamp weights and measures, or the like., A mariner or a vessel engaged in the business of capturing seals.
sealgh noun Alt. of Selch
seamed imp. & past participle of Seam, Out of condition; not in good condition; — said of a hawk.
seamen plural of Seaman, of Seaman
seaman noun A merman; the male of the mermaid., One whose occupation is to assist in the management of ships at sea; a mariner; a sailor; — applied both to officers and common mariners, but especially to the latter. Opposed to landman, or landsman.
seance noun A session, as of some public body; especially, a meeting of spiritualists to receive spirit communication, so called.
seapoy noun See Sepoy.
seared imp. & past participle of Sear, Scorched; cauterized; hence, figuratively, insensible; not susceptible to moral influences.
searce noun A fine sieve., To sift; to bolt.
search verb t. To look over or through, for the purpose of finding something; to examine; to explore; as, to search the city., To inquire after; to look for; to seek., To examine or explore by feeling with an instrument; to probe; as, to search a wound., To examine; to try; to put to the test., To seek; to look for something; to make inquiry, exploration, or examination; to hunt., The act of seeking or looking for something; quest; inquiry; pursuit for finding something; examination.
season noun One of the divisions of the year, marked by alternations in the length of day and night, or by distinct conditions of temperature, moisture, etc., caused mainly by the relative position of the earth with respect to the sun. In the north temperate zone, four seasons, namely, spring, summer, autumn, and winter, are generally recognized. Some parts of the world have three seasons, — the dry, the rainy, and the cold; other parts have but two, — the dry and the rainy., Hence, a period of time, especially as regards its fitness for anything contemplated or done; a suitable or convenient time; proper conjuncture; as, the season for planting; the season for rest., A period of time not very long; a while; a time., That which gives relish; seasoning., To render suitable or appropriate; to prepare; to fit., To fit for any use by time or habit; to habituate; to accustom; to inure; to ripen; to mature; as, to season one to a climate., Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices; as, to season timber., To fit for taste; to render palatable; to give zest or relish to; to spice; as, to season food., Hence, to fit for enjoyment; to render agrecable., To qualify by admixture; to moderate; to temper., To imbue; to tinge or taint., To copulate with; to impregnate., To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate., To become dry and hard, by the escape of the natural juices, or by being penetrated with other substance; as, timber seasons in the sun., To give token; to savor.
seated imp. & past participle of Seat
seawan noun Alt. of Seawant
sebate noun A salt of sebacic acid.
secale noun A genus of cereal grasses including rye.
secant adjective Cutting; divivding into two parts; as, a secant line., A line that cuts another; especially, a straight line cutting a curve in two or more points., A right line drawn from the center of a circle through one end of a circular arc, and terminated by a tangent drawn from the other end; the number expressing the ratio line of this line to the radius of the circle. See Trigonometrical function, under Function.
secede verb i. To withdraw from fellowship, communion, or association; to separate one’s self by a solemn act; to draw off; to retire; especially, to withdraw from a political or religious body.
secern verb t. To separate; to distinguish., To secrete; as, mucus secerned in the nose.
secess noun Retirement; retreat; secession.
seckel noun A small reddish brown sweet and juicy pear. It originated on a farm near Philadelphia, afterwards owned by a Mr. Seckel.
second adjective Immediately following the first; next to the first in order of place or time; hence, occuring again; another; other., Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior., Being of the same kind as another that has preceded; another, like a protype; as, a second Cato; a second Troy; a second deluge., One who, or that which, follows, or comes after; one next and inferior in place, time, rank, importance, excellence, or power., One who follows or attends another for his support and aid; a backer; an assistant; specifically, one who acts as another’s aid in a duel., Aid; assistance; help., An article of merchandise of a grade inferior to the best; esp., a coarse or inferior kind of flour., The sixtieth part of a minute of time or of a minute of space, that is, the second regular subdivision of the degree; as, sound moves about 1,140 English feet in a second; five minutes and ten seconds north of this place., In the duodecimal system of mensuration, the twelfth part of an inch or prime; a line. See Inch, and Prime, n., 8., The interval between any tone and the tone which is represented on the degree of the staff next above it., The second part in a concerted piece; — often popularly applied to the alto., To follow in the next place; to succeed; to alternate., To follow or attend for the purpose of assisting; to support; to back; to act as the second of; to assist; to forward; to encourage., Specifically, to support, as a motion or proposal, by adding one’s voice to that of the mover or proposer.
secret adjective Hidden; concealed; as, secret treasure; secret plans; a secret vow., Withdraw from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded., Faithful to a secret; not inclined to divulge or betray confidence; secretive., Separate; distinct., Something studiously concealed; a thing kept from general knowledge; what is not revealed, or not to be revealed., A thing not discovered; what is unknown or unexplained; a mystery., The parts which modesty and propriety require to be concealed; the genital organs., To keep secret.
sector noun A part of a circle comprehended between two radii and the included arc., A mathematical instrument, consisting of two rulers connected at one end by a joint, each arm marked with several scales, as of equal parts, chords, sines, tangents, etc., one scale of each kind on each arm, and all on lines radiating from the common center of motion. The sector is used for plotting, etc., to any scale., An astronomical instrument, the limb of which embraces a small portion only of a circle, used for measuring differences of declination too great for the compass of a micrometer. When it is used for measuring zenith distances of stars, it is called a zenith sector.
secund adjective Arranged on one side only, as flowers or leaves on a stalk.
secure adjective Free from fear, care, or anxiety; easy in mind; not feeling suspicion or distrust; confident., Overconfident; incautious; careless; — in a bad sense., Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; — commonly with of; as, secure of a welcome., Net exposed to danger; safe; — applied to persons and things, and followed by against or from., To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect., To put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving; to make certain; to assure; to insure; — frequently with against or from, rarely with of; as, to secure a creditor against loss; to secure a debt by a mortgage., To make fast; to close or confine effectually; to render incapable of getting loose or escaping; as, to secure a prisoner; to secure a door, or the hatches of a ship., To get possession of; to make one’s self secure of; to acquire certainly; as, to secure an estate.
sedate adjective Undisturbed by passion or caprice; calm; tranquil; serene; not passionate or giddy; composed; staid; as, a sedate soul, mind, or temper.
sedent adjective Sitting; inactive; quiet.
sedged adjective Made or composed of sedge.
seduce verb t. To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty in any manner; to entice to evil; to lead astray; to tempt and lead to iniquity; to corrupt., Specifically, to induce to surrender chastity; to debauch by means of solicitation.
seeing present participle & vb. noun of See, In view of the fact (that); considering; taking into account (that); insmuch as; since; because; — followed by a dependent clause; as, he did well, seeing that he was so young.
seeded imp. & past participle of Seed
seeder noun One who, or that which, sows or plants seed.
seeker noun One who seeks; that which is used in seeking or searching., One of a small heterogeneous sect of the 17th century, in Great Britain, who professed to be seeking the true church, ministry, and sacraments.
seeled imp. & past participle of Seel
seemed imp. & past participle of Seem
seemer noun One who seems; one who carries or assumes an appearance or semblance.
seemly verb i. Suited to the object, occasion, purpose, or character; suitable; fit; becoming; comely; decorous., In a decent or suitable manner; becomingly.
seesaw noun A play among children in which they are seated upon the opposite ends of a plank which is balanced in the middle, and move alternately up and down., A plank or board adjusted for this play., A vibratory or reciprocating motion., Same as Crossruff., To move with a reciprocating motion; to move backward and forward, or upward and downward., To cause to move backward and forward in seesaw fashion., Moving up and down, or to and fro; having a reciprocating motion.
seethe noun To decoct or prepare for food in hot liquid; to boil; as, to seethe flesh., To be a state of ebullition or violent commotion; to be hot; to boil.
seggar noun A case or holder made of fire clay, in which fine pottery is inclosed while baking in the kin.
seiner noun One who fishes with a seine.
seisin noun See Seizin.
seized imp. & past participle of Seize
seizer noun One who, or that which, seizes.
seizin noun Possession; possession of an estate of froehold. It may be either in deed or in law; the former when there is actual possession, the latter when there is a right to such possession by construction of law. In some of the United States seizin means merely ownership., The act of taking possession., The thing possessed; property.
seizor noun One who seizes, or takes possession.
sejant adjective Alt. of Sejeant
sejein verb t. To separate.
selden adverb Seldom.
seldem superl Rarely; not often; not frequently.
seldom adjective Rare; infrequent.
select adjective Taken from a number by preferance; picked out as more valuable or exellent than others; of special value or exellence; nicely chosen; selected; choice., To choose and take from a number; to take by preference from among others; to pick out; to cull; as, to select the best authors for perusal.
selves plural of Self, pl. of Self.
selion noun A short piece of land in arable ridges and furrows, of uncertain quantity; also, a ridge of land lying between two furrows.
seller noun One who sells.
semble adjective To imitate; to make a representation or likeness., It seems; — chiefly used impersonally in reports and judgments to express an opinion in reference to the law on some point not necessary to be decided, and not intended to be definitely settled in the cause., Like; resembling.
semele noun A daughter of Cadmus, and by Zeus mother of Bacchus.
semina plural of Semen
semita noun A fasciole of a spatangoid sea urchin.
semite noun One belonging to the Semitic race. Also used adjectively.
sempre adverb Always; throughout; as, sempre piano, always soft.
senary adjective Of six; belonging to six; containing six.
senate noun An assembly or council having the highest deliberative and legislative functions., A body of elders appointed or elected from among the nobles of the nation, and having supreme legislative authority., The upper and less numerous branch of a legislature in various countries, as in France, in the United States, in most of the separate States of the United States, and in some Swiss cantons., In general, a legislative body; a state council; the legislative department of government., The governing body of the Universities of Cambridge and London., In some American colleges, a council of elected students, presided over by the president of the college, to which are referred cases of discipline and matters of general concern affecting the students.
sendal noun A light thin stuff of silk.
sender noun One who sends.
senega noun Seneca root.
senile adjective Of or pertaining to old age; proceeding from, or characteristic of, old age; affected with the infirmities of old age; as, senile weakness.
senior adjective More advanced than another in age; prior in age; elder; hence, more advanced in dignity, rank, or office; superior; as, senior member; senior counsel., Belonging to the final year of the regular course in American colleges, or in professional schools., A person who is older than another; one more advanced in life., One older in office, or whose entrance upon office was anterior to that of another; one prior in grade., An aged person; an older., One in the fourth or final year of his collegiate course at an American college; — originally called senior sophister; also, one in the last year of the course at a professional schools or at a seminary.
sennet noun A signal call on a trumpet or cornet for entrance or exit on the stage., The barracuda.
sennit noun A braided cord or fabric formed by plaiting together rope yarns or other small stuff., Plaited straw or palm leaves for making hats.
se┬ľora noun A Spanish title of courtesy given to a lady; Mrs.; Madam; also, a lady.
sensed imp. & past participle of Sense
sensor adjective Sensory; as, the sensor nerves.
sentry noun A soldier placed on guard; a sentinel., Guard; watch, as by a sentinel.
sepawn noun See Supawn.
sephen noun A large sting ray of the genus Trygon, especially T. sephen of the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. The skin is an article of commerce.
sepias plural of Sepia
sepiae plural of Sepia
sepose verb t. To set apart.
sepsin noun A soluble poison (ptomaine) present in putrid blood. It is also formed in the putrefaction of proteid matter in general.
sepsis noun The poisoning of the system by the introduction of putrescent material into the blood.
septal adjective Of or pertaining to a septum or septa, as of a coral or a shell.
septet noun Alt. of Septette
septi- A combining form meaning seven; as, septifolious, seven-leaved; septi-lateral, seven-sided.
septic adjective Of the seventh degree or order., A quantic of the seventh degree., Alt. of Septical, A substance that promotes putrefaction.
septum noun A wall separating two cavities; a partition; as, the nasal septum., A partition that separates the cells of a fruit., One of the radial calcareous plates of a coral., One of the transverse partitions dividing the shell of a mollusk, or of a rhizopod, into several chambers. See Illust. under Nautilus., One of the transverse partitions dividing the body cavity of an annelid.
sequel noun That which follows; a succeeding part; continuation; as, the sequel of a man’s advantures or history., Consequence; event; effect; result; as, let the sun cease, fail, or swerve, and the sequel would be ruin., Conclusion; inference.
sequin noun An old gold coin of Italy and Turkey. It was first struck at Venice about the end of the 13th century, and afterward in the other Italian cities, and by the Levant trade was introduced into Turkey. It is worth about 9s. 3d. sterling, or about $2.25. The different kinds vary somewhat in value.
serang noun The boatswain of a Lascar or East Ondian crew.
serape noun A blanket or shawl worn as an outer garment by the Spanish Americans, as in Mexico.
seraph noun One of an order of celestial beings, each having three pairs of wings. In ecclesiastical art and in poetry, a seraph is represented as one of a class of angels.
serein noun A mist, or very fine rain, which sometimes falls from a clear sky a few moments after sunset.
serene adjective Bright; clear; unabscured; as, a serene sky., Calm; placid; undisturbed; unruffled; as, a serene aspect; a serene soul., Serenity; clearness; calmness., Evening air; night chill., To make serene.
serial adjective Of or pertaining to a series; consisting of a series; appearing in successive parts or numbers; as, a serial work or publication., Of or pertaining to rows., A publication appearing in a series or succession of part; a tale, or other writing, published in successive numbers of a periodical.
series noun A number of things or events standing or succeeding in order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order; course; a succession of things; as, a continuous series of calamitous events., Any comprehensive group of animals or plants including several subordinate related groups., An indefinite number of terms succeeding one another, each of which is derived from one or more of the preceding by a fixed law, called the law of the series; as, an arithmetical series; a geometrical series.
serine noun A white crystalline nitrogenous substance obtained by the action of dilute sulphuric acid on silk gelatin.
seriph noun See Ceriph.
sermon noun A discourse or address; a talk; a writing; as, the sermons of Chaucer., Specifically, a discourse delivered in public, usually by a clergyman, for the purpose of religious instruction and grounded on some text or passage of Scripture., Hence, a serious address; a lecture on one’s conduct or duty; an exhortation or reproof; a homily; — often in a depreciatory sense., To speak; to discourse; to compose or deliver a sermon., To discourse to or of, as in a sermon., To tutor; to lecture.
seroon noun Same as Ceroon.
serose adjective Serous.
serous adjective Thin; watery; like serum; as the serous fluids., Of or pertaining to serum; as, the serous glands, membranes, layers. See Serum.
serpet noun A basket.
serval noun An African wild cat (Felis serval) of moderate size. It has rather long legs and a tail of moderate length. Its color is tawny, with black spots on the body and rings of black on the tail.
served imp. & past participle of Serve
server noun One who serves., A tray for dishes; a salver.
sesame noun Either of two annual herbaceous plants of the genus Sesamum (S. Indicum, and S. orientale), from the seeds of which an oil is expressed; also, the small obovate, flattish seeds of these plants, sometimes used as food. See Benne.
sesban noun A leguminous shrub (Sesbania aculeata) which furnishes a fiber used for making ropes.
sestet noun A piece of music composed for six voices or six instruments; a sextet; — called also sestuor., The last six lines of a sonnet.
sethen adverb & conj. See Since.
sethic adjective See Sothic.
setose adjective Alt. of Setous
setous adjective Thickly set with bristles or bristly hairs.
setout noun A display, as of plate, equipage, etc.; that which is displayed.
settee noun A long seat with a back, — made to accommodate several persons at once., A vessel with a very long, sharp prow, carrying two or three masts with lateen sails, — used in the Mediterranean.
setter noun One who, or that which, sets; — used mostly in composition with a noun, as typesetter; or in combination with an adverb, as a setter on (or inciter), a setter up, a setter forth., A hunting dog of a special breed originally derived from a cross between the spaniel and the pointer. Modern setters are usually trained to indicate the position of game birds by standing in a fixed position, but originally they indicated it by sitting or crouching., One who hunts victims for sharpers., One who adapts words to music in composition., An adornment; a decoration; — with off., A shallow seggar for porcelain., To cut the dewlap (of a cow or an ox), and to insert a seton, so as to cause an issue.
settle noun A seat of any kind., A bench; especially, a bench with a high back., A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part., To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; esp., to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home, or the like., To establish in the pastoral office; to ordain or install as pastor or rector of a church, society, or parish; as, to settle a minister., To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose., To clear of dregs and impurities by causing them to sink; to render pure or clear; — said of a liquid; as, to settle coffee, or the grounds of coffee., To restore or bring to a smooth, dry, or passable condition; — said of the ground, of roads, and the like; as, clear weather settles the roads., To cause to sink; to lower; to depress; hence, also, to render close or compact; as, to settle the contents of a barrel or bag by shaking it., To determine, as something which is exposed to doubt or question; to free from unscertainty or wavering; to make sure, firm, or constant; to establish; to compose; to quiet; as, to settle the mind when agitated; to settle questions of law; to settle the succession to a throne; to settle an allowance., To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel., To adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to settle an account., Hence, to pay; as, to settle a bill., To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people; as, the French first settled Canada; the Puritans settled New England; Plymouth was settled in 1620., To become fixed or permanent; to become stationary; to establish one’s self or itself; to assume a lasting form, condition, direction, or the like, in place of a temporary or changing state., To fix one’s residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain., To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder., To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law., To become firm, dry, and hard, as the ground after the effects of rain or frost have disappeared; as, the roads settled late in the spring., To become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather settled; wine settles by standing., To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reserveir., To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc., To become calm; to cease from agitation., To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors., To make a jointure for a wife.
set-to noun A contest in boxing, in an argument, or the like.
setula noun A small, short hair or bristle; a small seta.
setule noun A setula.
severe superl. Serious in feeeling or manner; sedate; grave; austere; not light, lively, or cheerful., Very strict in judgment, discipline, or government; harsh; not mild or indulgent; rigorous; as, severe criticism; severe punishment., Rigidly methodical, or adherent to rule or principle; exactly conformed to a standard; not allowing or employing unneccessary ornament, amplification, etc.; strict; — said of style, argument, etc., Sharp; afflictive; distressing; violent; extreme; as, severe pain, anguish, fortune; severe cold., Difficult to be endured; exact; critical; rigorous; as, a severe test.
severy noun A bay or compartment of a vaulted ceiling.
sewing present participle & vb. noun of Sew, The act or occupation of one who sews., That which is sewed with the needle.
sewage noun The contents of a sewer or drain; refuse liquids or matter carried off by sewers, Sewerage, 2.
sexfid adjective Alt. of Sexifid
sextet noun Alt. of Sextetto
sextic adjective Of the sixth degree or order., A quantic of the sixth degree.
sextos plural of Sexto
sexton noun An under officer of a church, whose business is to take care of the church building and the vessels, vestments, etc., belonging to the church, to attend on the officiating clergyman, and to perform other duties pertaining to the church, such as to dig graves, ring the bell, etc.
sextry noun See Sacristy.
sexual adjective Of or pertaining to sex, or the sexes; distinguishing sex; peculiar to the distinction and office of male or female; relating to the distinctive genital organs of the sexes; proceeding from, or based upon, sex; as, sexual characteristics; sexual intercourse, connection, or commerce; sexual desire; sexual diseases; sexual generation.
selvas noun pl. Vast woodland plains of South America.