Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Sirup, Syrup noun
[ French sirop
(cf. Italian siroppo
, Spanish jarabe
, Late Latin siruppus
), from Arabic sharāb
a drink, wine, coffee, sirup. Confer Sherbet
.] 1. A thick and viscid liquid made from the juice of fruits, herbs, etc., boiled with sugar. 2. A thick and viscid saccharine solution of superior quality (as sugarhouse sirup or molasses, maple sirup ); specifically, in pharmacy and often in cookery, a saturated solution of sugar and water ( simple sirup ), or such a solution flavored or medicated.
Lucent sirups tinct with cinnamon. Keats. Mixing sirup
. See the Note under Dextrose .
Siruped, Syruped adjective Moistened, covered, or sweetened with sirup, or sweet juice.
Sirupy, Syrupy adjective Like sirup, or partaking of its qualities. Mortimer.
Sirvente noun [ French sirvente , from Pr. sirventes , sirventesc , originally, the poem of, or concerning, a sirvent , from sirvent , properly, serving, noun , one who serves ( e. g. , as a soldier), from servir to serve, Latin servire .] A peculiar species of poetry, for the most part devoted to moral and religious topics, and commonly satirical, -- often used by the troubadours of the Middle Ages.
Sis noun A colloquial abbreviation of Sister .
Sis noun Six. See Sise .
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Sisal grass, Sisal hemp The prepared fiber of the Agave Americana , or American aloe, used for cordage; -- so called from Sisal , a port in Yucatan. See Sisal hemp , under Hemp .
Siscowet noun [ OF American Indian origin.] (Zoology) A large, fat variety of the namaycush found in Lake Superior; -- called also siskawet , siskiwit .
[ From Assize
.] An assize.
[ See Sice
.] Six; the highest number on a die; the cast of six in throwing dice.
In the new casting of a die, when ace is on the top, sise must needs be at the bottom. Fuller.
[ Confer German ziesel
. Confer Zizel
.] (Zoology) The suslik.
Siser noun Cider. See Sicer .
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Siserara, Siserary noun A hard blow. [ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
[ Danish sisgen
; confer Swedish siska
, German zeisig
, Dutch sijsje
; of Slav. origin; confer Pol. czy...
.] (Zoology) (a) A small green and yellow European finch ( Spinus spinus , or Carduelis spinus ); -- called also aberdevine . (b) The American pinefinch ( S. pinus ); -- called also pine siskin . See Pinefinch .
» The name is applied also to several other related species found in Asia and South America. Siskin green
, a delicate shade of yellowish green, as in the mineral torbernite.
Siskiwit noun (Zoology) The siscowet.
Siss intransitive verb [ Of imitative origin; confer Dutch sissen , German zischen .] To make a hissing sound; as, a flatiron hot enough to siss when touched with a wet finger. [ Colloq. U. S.; Local, Eng.]
Siss noun A hissing noise. [ Colloq. U. S.]
Sissoo noun [ Hind. sīs... .] (Botany) A leguminous tree ( Dalbergia Sissoo ) of the northern parts of India; also, the dark brown compact and durable timber obtained from it. It is used in shipbuilding and for gun carriages, railway ties, etc.
Sist transitive verb
[ Latin sistere
to bring to a stand, to stop.] 1. (Scots Law) To stay, as judicial proceedings; to delay or suspend; to stop. 2. To cause to take a place, as at the bar of a court; hence, to cite; to summon; to bring into court.
Some, however, have preposterously sisted nature as the first or generative principle. Sir W. Hamilton.
Sist noun (Scots Law) A stay or suspension of proceedings; an order for a stay of proceedings. Burril.
[ Middle English sister
, from Icelandic systir; also suster
, from Anglo-Saxon sweostor
, akin to OFries. sweester
, LG. süster
, Dutch zuster
, Old Saxon & Old High German swestar
, German schwester
, Icelandic systir
, Swedish syster
, Danish söster
, Goth. swistar
, Lithuanian ses...
, Russian sestra
, Pol. siostra
, Latin soror
, Sanskrit svasr
. √298. Confer Cousin
.] 1. A female who has the same parents with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case, she is more definitely called a half sister . The correlative of brother .
I am the sister of one Claudio. Shak. 2. A woman who is closely allied to, or assocciated with, another person, as in the sdame faith, society, order, or community. James ii. 15. 3. One of the same kind, or of the same condition; -- generally used adjectively; as, sister fruits. Pope. Sister Block (Nautical)
, a tackle block having two sheaves, one above the other.
-- Sister hooks
, a pair of hooks fitted together, the shank of one forming a mousing for the other; -- called also match hook .
-- Sister of charity
, Sister of mercy
. (R. C. Ch.) See under Charity , and Mercy .
Sister transitive verb To be sister to; to resemble closely. [ Obsolete] Shak.
; plural Sisters-in-law The sister of one's husband or wife; also, the wife of one's brother; sometimes, the wife of one's husband's or wife's brother.
.] 1. The state or relation of being a sister; the office or duty of a sister.
She . . . abhorr'd Daniel. 2. A society of sisters; a society of women united in one faith or order; sisters, collectively.
Her proper blood, and left to do the part
Of sisterhood , to do that of a wife.
of holy nuns." Shak.
The fair young flowers . . . a beauteous sisterhood . Bryant.
Sistering adjective Contiguous. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Sisterly adjective Like a sister; becoming a sister, affectionate; as, sisterly kindness; sisterly remorse. Shak.
Sistine adjective [ Italian sistino .] Of or pertaining to Pope Sixtus. Sistine chapel , a chapel in the Vatican at Rome, built by Pope Sixtus IV., and decorated with frescoes by Michael Angelo and others.
Sistren noun plural Sisters. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Sistrum [ Latin , from Greek ........., from ......... to shake.] (Mus.) An instrument consisting of a thin metal frame, through which passed a number of metal rods, and furnished with a handle by which it was shaken and made to rattle. It was peculiarly Egyptian, and used especially in the worship of Isis. It is still used in Nubia.
Sisyphean adjective Relating to Sisyphus; incessantly recurring; as, Sisyphean labors.
Sisyphus noun [ Latin Sisyphus , Sisyphus, from Greek .............] (Class. Myth.) A king of Corinth, son of Æolus, famed for his cunning. He was killed by Theseus, and in the lower world was condemned by Pluto to roll to the top of a hill a huge stone, which constantly rolled back again, making his task incessant.
Sit obsolete 3d pers. sing. present of Sit , for sitteth .
Sit intransitive verb
[ imperfect Sat
, archaic); past participle Sat
, obsolete ); present participle & verbal noun Sitting
.] [ Middle English sitten
, Anglo-Saxon sittan
; akin to Old Saxon sittian
, OFries. sitta
, Dutch zitten
, German sitzen
, Old High German sizzen
, Icelandic sitja
, SW. sitta
, Danish sidde
, Goth. sitan
, Russian sidiete
, Latin sedere
, Greek ........., Sanskrit sad
. √154. Confer Assess
, 4th Sell
, transitive verb
.] 1. To rest upon the haunches, or the lower extremity of the trunk of the body; -- said of human beings, and sometimes of other animals; as, to sit on a sofa, on a chair, or on the ground.
And he came and took the book put of the right hand of him that sate upon the seat. Bible (1551) (Rev. v. 7.)
I pray you, jest, sir, as you sit at dinner. Shak. 2. To perch; to rest with the feet drawn up, as birds do on a branch, pole, etc. 3. To remain in a state of repose; to rest; to abide; to rest in any position or condition.
And Moses said to . . . the children of Reuben, Shall your brothren go to war, and shall ye sit here? Num. xxxii. 6.
Like a demigod here sit I in the sky. Shak. 4. To lie, rest, or bear; to press or weigh; - - with on ; as, a weight or burden sits lightly upon him.
The calamity sits heavy on us. Jer. Taylor. 5. To be adjusted; to fit; as, a coat sts well or ill.
This new and gorgeous garment, majesty, Shak. 6. To suit one well or ill, as an act; to become; to befit; -- used impersonally.
Sits not so easy on me as you think.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer. 7. To cover and warm eggs for hatching, as a fowl; to brood; to incubate.
As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not. Jer. xvii. 11. 8. To have position, as at the point blown from; to hold a relative position; to have direction.
Like a good miller that knows how to grind, which way soever the wind sits . Selden.
Sits the wind in that quarter? Sir W. Scott. 9. To occupy a place or seat as a member of an official body; as, to sit in Congress. 10. To hold a session; to be in session for official business; -- said of legislative assemblies, courts, etc.; as, the court sits in January; the aldermen sit to- night. 11. To take a position for the purpose of having some artistic representation of one's self made, as a picture or a bust; as, to sit to a painter. To sit at
, to rest under; to be subject to.
[ Obsolete] "A farmer can not husband his ground so well if he sit at
a great rent". Bacon.
-- To sit at meat
or at table
, to be at table for eating.
-- To sit down
. (a) To place one's self on a chair or other seat; as, to sit down when tired
. (b) To begin a siege; as, the enemy sat down before the town
. (c) To settle; to fix a permanent abode
. Spenser. (d) To rest; to cease as satisfied.
"Here we can not sit down
, but still proceed in our search." Rogers.
-- To sit for a fellowship
, to offer one's self for examination with a view to obtaining a fellowship.
[ Eng. Univ.] -- To sit out
. (a) To be without engagement or employment
. [ Obsolete] Bp. Sanderson. (b) To outstay.
-- To sit under
, to be under the instruction or ministrations of; as, to sit under a preacher; to sit under good preaching.
-- To sit up
, to rise from, or refrain from, a recumbent posture or from sleep; to sit with the body upright; as, to sit up late at night; also, to watch; as, to sit up with a sick person.
"He that was dead sat up
, and began to speak." Luke vii. 15.
Sit transitive verb 1. To sit upon; to keep one's seat upon; as, he sits a horse well.
Hardly the muse can sit the headstrong horse. Prior. 2. To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to; -- used reflexively.
They sat them down to weep. Milton.
Sit you down, father; rest you. Shak. 3. To suit (well or ill); to become.
[ Obsolete or R.]
[ Latin situs
, from sinere
, to let, past participle situs
placed, lying, situate: confer French site
. Confer Position
.] 1. The place where anything is fixed; situation; local position; as, the site of a city or of a house. Chaucer. 2. A place fitted or chosen for any certain permanent use or occupation; as, a site for a church. 3. The posture or position of a thing.
The semblance of a lover fixed Thomson.
In melancholy site .
Sited adjective Having a site; situated.
[ The garden] sited was in fruitful soil. Chaucer.
.] Fixed; stationary; immovable.
'T is good, when you have crossed the sea and back, Emerson.
To find the sitfast acres where you left them.
Sitfast noun (Far.) A callosity with inflamed edges, on the back of a horse, under the saddle.
Sith preposition , adverb , & conj.
[ See Since
.] Since; afterwards; seeing that.
We need not fear them, sith Christ is with us. Latimer.
Sith thou art rightful judge. Chaucer.
Sith, Sithe noun
[ Anglo-Saxon ......... a path, way, time, occasion.] Time.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
And humbly thanked him a thousand sithes . Spenser.
Sithe intransitive verb
[ Confer Sigh
.] To sigh.
[ A spelling of a corrupt and provincial pronunciation.]
Sithe noun A scythe. [ Obsolete] Milton.
Sithe transitive verb To cut with a scythe; to scythe. [ Obsolete]
Sithed adjective Scythed. [ Obsolete] T. Warton.
Sitheman noun A mower. [ Obsolete] Marston.
Sithen adverb & conj.
[ See Since
.] Since; afterwards. See 1st Sith .
Fortune was first friend and sithen foe. Chaucer.
Sithence, Sithens adverb & conj. Since. See Sith , and Sithen .
[ Obsolete] Piers Plowman.
Siththen adverb & conj. See Sithen .
Siththen that the world began. Chaucer.