Main definitions of s in English

: s1S2S3

s1

abbreviation

  • 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).

  • 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

/es/

Main definitions of S in English

: s1S2S3

S2

(also s)

Pronunciation /es/ /ɛs/

nounSs, S's

  • 1The nineteenth letter of the alphabet.

    1. 1.1Denoting 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

/es/ /ɛs/

Main definitions of S in English

: s1S2S3

S3

Pronunciation /es/ /ɛs/

abbreviation

  • 1(chiefly in Catholic use) Saint.

    ‘S Ignatius Loyola’
  • 2Siemens.

  • 3Small (as a clothes size).

  • 4South or Southern.

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

  • 1The chemical element sulfur.

  • 2Chemistry
    Entropy.

Pronunciation

S

/es/ /ɛs/