Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Scern transitive verb To discern; to perceive. [ Obsolete]

Schade noun Shade; shadow. [ Obsolete]

» English words now beginning with sh , like shade , were formerly often spelled with a c between the s and h ; as , schade ; schame ; schape ; schort , etc.

Schah noun See Shah .

Schappe noun [ G. dial. (Swiss), waste, impurity.] A silk yarn or fabric made out of carded spun silk.

Schatchen noun [ Yiddish, from NHeb. shadkhān , from shādakh to bring about a marriage, orig., to persuade.] A person whose business is marriage brokage; a marriage broker, esp. among certain Jews.

Schediasm noun [ Greek ... an extempore, from ... to do offhand, ... sudden, from ... near.] Cursory writing on a loose sheet. [ R.]

Schedule noun [ French cédule , formerly also spelt schedule , Latin schedula , dim. of scheda, scida, a strip of papyrus bark, a leaf of paper; akin to (or perhaps from) Greek ... a tablet, leaf, and to Latin scindere to cleave, Greek .... See Schism , and confer Cedule .] A written or printed scroll or sheet of paper; a document; especially, a formal list or inventory; a list or catalogue annexed to a larger document, as to a will, a lease, a statute, etc.

Syn. -- Catalogue; list; inventory. see List .

Schedule transitive verb To form into, or place in, a schedule.

Scheele's green [ See Scheelite .] (Chemistry) See under Green .

Scheelin noun (Chemistry) Scheelium. [ Obsolete]

Scheelite noun [ From C.W. Scheele , a Swedish chemist.] (Min.) Calcium tungstate, a mineral of a white or pale yellowish color and of the tetragonal system of crystallization.

Scheelium noun [ New Latin From C.W. Scheele , who discovered it.] (Chemistry) The metal tungsten. [ Obsolete]

Scheik (shēk or shāk) noun See Sheik .

Schelly noun (Zoology) The powan. [ Prov. Eng.]

Schema noun ; plural Schemata , English Schemas . [ G. See Scheme .] (Kantian Philos.) An outline or image universally applicable to a general conception, under which it is likely to be presented to the mind; as, five dots in a line are a schema of the number five; a preceding and succeeding event are a schema of cause and effect.

Schematic adjective [ Confer Greek ... pretended.] Of or pertaining to a scheme or a schema.

Schematism noun [ Confer French schématisme (cf. Latin schematismos florid speech), from Greek ..., from ... to form. See Scheme .]
1. (Astrol.) Combination of the aspects of heavenly bodies.

2. Particular form or disposition of a thing; an exhibition in outline of any systematic arrangement. [ R.]

Schematist noun One given to forming schemes; a projector; a schemer. Swift.

Schematize intransitive verb [ Confer French schématiser , Greek ....] To form a scheme or schemes.

Scheme noun [ Latin schema a rhetorical figure, a shape, figure, manner, Greek ..., ..., form, shape, outline, plan, from ..., ..., to have or hold, to hold out, sustain, check, stop; confer Sanskrit sah to be victorious, to endure, to hold out, Anglo-Saxon sige victory, German sieg . Cf . Epoch , Hectic , School .]
1. A combination of things connected and adjusted by design; a system.

The appearance and outward scheme of things.

Such a scheme of things as shall at once take in time and eternity.

Arguments . . . sufficient to support and demonstrate a whole scheme of moral philosophy.
J. Edwards.

The Revolution came and changed his whole scheme of life.

2. A plan or theory something to be done; a design; a project; as, to form a scheme .

The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.

3. Any lineal or mathematical diagram; an outline.

To draw an exact scheme of Constantinople, or a map of France.

4. (Astrol.) A representation of the aspects of the celestial bodies for any moment or at a given event.

A blue silk case, from which was drawn a scheme of nativity.
Sir W. Scott.

Syn. -- Plan; project; contrivance; purpose; device; plot. -- Scheme , Plan . Scheme and plan are subordinate to design ; they propose modes of carrying our designs into effect. Scheme is the least definite of the two, and lies more in speculation. A plan is drawn out into details with a view to being carried into effect. As schemes are speculative, they often prove visionary; hence the opprobrious use of the words schemer and scheming . Plans , being more practical, are more frequently carried into effect.

He forms the well-concerted scheme of mischief;
'T is fixed, 't is done, and both are doomed to death.

Artists and plans relieved my solemn hours;
I founded palaces, and planted bowers.

Scheme transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Schemed ; present participle & verbal noun Scheming .] To make a scheme of; to plan; to design; to project; to plot.

That wickedness which schemed , and executed, his destruction.
G. Stuart.

Scheme intransitive verb To form a scheme or schemes.

Schemeful adjective Full of schemes or plans.

Schemer noun One who forms schemes; a projector; esp., a plotter; an intriguer.

Schemers and confederates in guilt.

Scheming adjective Given to forming schemes; artful; intriguing. -- Schem"ing*ly , adverb

Schemist noun A schemer. [ R.] Waterland.

Schene noun [ Latin schoenus , Greek ... a rush, a reed, a land measure: confer French schène .] (Antiq.) An Egyptian or Persian measure of length, varying from thirty-two to sixty stadia.

Schenkbeer noun [ German schenkbier ; schenken to pour out + bier beer; -- so called because put on draught soon after it is made.] A mild German beer.

Scherbet noun See Sherbet .

Scherif noun See Sherif .

Scherzando adverb [ Italian ] (Mus.) In a playful or sportive manner.

Scherzo noun [ Italian ] (Mus.) A playful, humorous movement, commonly in 3-4 measure, which often takes the place of the old minuet and trio in a sonata or a symphony.

Schesis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., from ..., ..., to have or hold. See Scheme .]
1. General state or disposition of the body or mind, or of one thing with regard to other things; habitude. [ Obsolete] Norris.

2. (Rhet.) A figure of speech whereby the mental habitude of an adversary or opponent is feigned for the purpose of arguing against him. Crabb.

Schetic, Schetical adjective [ Confer Greek ... holding back.] Of or pertaining to the habit of the body; constitutional. [ Obsolete] Cudworth.

Schiedam noun [ Short for Schiedam schnapps .] Holland gin made at Schiedam in the Netherlands.

Schiller noun [ G., play of colors.] (Min.) The peculiar bronzelike luster observed in certain minerals, as hypersthene, schiller spar, etc. It is due to the presence of minute inclusions in parallel position, and is sometimes of secondary origin.

Schiller spar (Min.) , an altered variety of enstatite, exhibiting, in certain positions, a bronzelike luster.

Schillerization noun (Min.) The act or process of producing schiller in a mineral mass.

Schilling noun [ G. See Shilling .] Any one of several small German and Dutch coins, worth from about one and a half cents to about five cents.

Schindylesis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a splitting into fragments.] (Anat.) A form of articulation in which one bone is received into a groove or slit in another.

Schirrhus noun See Scirrhus .

Schism noun [ Middle English scisme , Old French cisme , scisme , French schisme , Latin schisma , Greek schi`sma , from schi`zein to split; akin to Latin scindere , Sanskrit chid , and probably to English shed , v.t. (which see); confer Rescind , Schedule , Zest .] Division or separation; specifically (Eccl.) , permanent division or separation in the Christian church; breach of unity among people of the same religious faith; the offense of seeking to produce division in a church without justifiable cause.

Set bounds to our passions by reason, to our errors by truth, and to our schisms by charity.
Eikon Basilike.

Greek schism (Eccl.) , the separation of the Greek and Roman churches. -- Great schism , or Western schism (Eccl.) a schism in the Roman church in the latter part of the 14th century, on account of rival claimants to the papal throne. -- Schism act (Law) , an act of the English Parliament requiring all teachers to conform to the Established Church, -- passed in 1714, repealed in 1719.

Schisma noun [ Latin , a split, separation, Greek schi`sma : confer French schisma . See Schism .] (Anc. Mus.) An interval equal to half a comma.

Schismatic (sĭz*măt"ĭk; so nearly all orthoëpists ) adjective [ Latin schismaticus , Greek ...: confer French schismatique .] Of or pertaining to schism; implying schism; partaking of the nature of schism; tending to schism; as, schismatic opinions or proposals.

Schismatic noun One who creates or takes part in schism; one who separates from an established church or religious communion on account of a difference of opinion. "They were popularly classed together as canting schismatics ." Macaulay.

Syn. -- Heretic; partisan. See Heretic .

Schismatical adjective Same as Schismatic . -- Schis*mat"ic*al*ly , adverb -- Schis*mat"ic*al*ness , noun

Schismatize intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Schismatized ; present participle & verbal noun Schismatizing .] [ Confer French schismatiser .] To take part in schism; to make a breach of communion in the church.

Schismless adjective Free from schism.

Schist (shĭst) noun [ Greek ... divided, divisible, from ... to divide: confer French schiste . See Schism .] (Geol.) Any crystalline rock having a foliated structure (see Foliation ) and hence admitting of ready division into slabs or slates. The common kinds are mica schist , and hornblendic schist , consisting chiefly of quartz with mica or hornblende and often feldspar.

Schistaceous adjective Of a slate color.

Schistic adjective Schistose.