Main definitions of s in English

: s1S2S3

s1

  • 1Second(s).

  • 2Law
    Section (of an act):

    ‘the change is effected by the bringing into effect of s 130 of the Companies Act 1989’
  • 3Shilling(s):

    ‘a room cost a guinea a night with a 2s 6d supplement for hot bathwater’
  • 4Grammar
    Singular.

  • 5Chemistry
    Solid.

  • 6(in genealogies) son(s):

    ‘m 1991; one s one d’
  • 7Succeeded.

  • 8Chemistry
    Denoting electrons and orbitals possessing zero angular momentum and total symmetry:

    ‘s-electrons’

  • (in mathematical formulae) distance.

Pronunciation:

s

/ɛs/

Main definitions of s in English

: s1S2S3

S2

(also s)

noun

  • 1The nineteenth letter of the alphabet.

    1. 1.1 Denoting the next after R in a set of items, categories, etc.
  • 2A shape like that of a capital S:

    [in combination] ‘an S-bend’

Pronunciation:

S

/ɛs/

Main definitions of s in English

: s1S2S3

S3

  • 1(chiefly in Catholic use) Saint:

    ‘S Ignatius Loyola’
  • 2Siemens.

  • 3Small (as a clothes size).

  • 4South or Southern:

    ‘65° S’
  • 5Biochemistry
    Svedberg unit(s).

  • 6Sweden (international vehicle registration).

  • 1The chemical element sulphur.

  • 2Chemistry
    Entropy.

Pronunciation:

S

/ɛs/