Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
Sug"ar-house` (?), n. A building in which sugar is made or refined; a sugar manufactory.
Sug"ar*i*ness (?), n. The quality or state of being sugary, or sweet.
1. The act of covering or sweetening with sugar; also, the sugar thus used.
2. The act or process of making sugar.
Sug"ar*less, a. Without sugar; free from sugar.
Sug"ar*plum` (?), n. A kind of candy or sweetneat made up in small balls or disks.
Sug"ar*y (?), a.
1. Resembling or containing sugar; tasting of sugar; sweet.
2. Fond of sugar or sweet things; as, a sugary palate.
Su*ges"cent (?), a. [L. sugere to suck.] Of or pertaining to sucking. [R.]
Sug*gest" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suggested (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Suggesting.] [L. suggestus, p.p. of suggerere to put under, furnish, suggest; sub under + gerere to carry, to bring. See Jest.]
1. To introduce indirectly to the thoughts; to cause to be thought of, usually by the agency of other objects.
Some ideas . . . are suggested to the mind by all the ways of sensation and reflection.
2. To propose with difference or modesty; to hint; to intimate; as, to suggest a difficulty.
3. To seduce; to prompt to evil; to tempt. [Obs.]
Knowing that tender youth is soon suggested.
4. To inform secretly. [Obs.]
Syn. -- To hint; allude to; refer to; insinuate.
Sug*gest", v. i. To make suggestions; to tempt. [Obs.]
And ever weaker grows through acted crime,
Or seeming-genial, venial fault,
Recurring and suggesting still.
Sug*gest"er (?), n. One who suggests.
Beau. & Fl.
Sug*ges"tion (?), n. [F. suggestion, L. suggestio.]
1. The act of suggesting; presentation of an idea.
2. That which is suggested; an intimation; an insinuation; a hint; a different proposal or mention; also, formerly, a secret incitement; temptation.
Why do I yield to that suggestion?
3. Charge; complaint; accusation. [Obs.] A false suggestion."
4. (Law) Information without oath; an entry of a material fact or circumstance on the record for the information of the court, at the death or insolvency of a party.
5. (Physiol. & Metaph.) The act or power of originating or recalling ideas or relations, distinguished as original and relative; -- a term much used by Scottish metaphysicians from Hutcherson to Thomas Brown.
Syn. -- Hint; allusion; intimation; insinuation. -- Suggestion, Hint. A hint is the briefest or most indirect mode of calling one's attention to a subject. A suggestion is a putting of something before the mind for consideration, an indirect or guarded mode of presenting argument or advice. A hint is usually something slight or covert, and may by merely negative in its character. A suggestion is ordinarily intended to furnish us with some practical assistance or direction. He gave me a hint of my danger, and added some suggestions as to the means of avoiding it."
Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike,
Just hint a fault, and hesitate dislike.
Arthur, whom they say is killed to-night
On your suggestion.
Sug*gest"ive (?), a. Containing a suggestion, hint, or intimation. -- Sug*gest"ive*ly, adv. -- Sug*gest"ive*ness, n.
Sug*gest"ment (?), n. Suggestion. [R.]
They fancy that every thought must needs have an immediate outward suggestment.
Sug*gest"ress (?), n. A woman who suggests. The suggestress of suicides."
Sug"gil (?), v. t. [L. suggillare, sugillare, suggillatum, sugillatum, literally, to beat black and blue.] To defame. [Obs.]
Sug"gil*late (?), v. t. [See Suggil.] To beat livid, or black and blue.
Sug`gil*la"tion (?), n. [L. suggillatio: cf. F. suggillation.] A livid, or black and blue, mark; a blow; a bruise.
Su"i*ci`dal (?), a. Partaking of, or of the nature of, the crime or suicide. -- Su"i*ci`dal*ly, adv.
Su"i*cide (?), n. [L. sui of one's self (akin to suus one's own) + caedere to slay, to kill. Cf. So, adv., Homicide.]
1. The act of taking one's own life voluntary and intentionally; self-murder; specifically (Law), the felonious killing of one's self; the deliberate and intentional destruction of one's own life by a person of years of discretion and of sound mind.
2. One guilty of self-murder; a felo-de-se.
3. Ruin of one's own interests. Intestine war, which may be justly called political suicide."
Su`i*cid"i*cal (?), a. Suicidal. [Obs.]
Su"i*ci*dism (?), n. The quality or state of being suicidal, or self-murdering. [R.]
Su"i*cism (?), n. [L. suus one's own.] Selfishness; egoism. [R.]
Su"i gen"e*ris (?). [L.] Of his or its own kind.
Su"il*lage (?), n. [OF. souillage, soillage, fr. souiller, soiller. See Soil to stain, and cf. Sullage.] A drain or collection of filth. [Obs.] [Written also sulliage, and sullage.]
Sir H. Wotton.
Su"il*line (?), a. [L. sus hog.] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to a hog or the Hog family (Suidæ).
Su"ine (?), n. [Cf. Suint.] A mixture of oleomargarine with lard or other fatty ingredients. It is used as a substitute for butter. See Butterine.
Su"ing (?), n. [Cf. F. suer to sweat, L. sudare.] The process of soaking through anything. [Obs.]
Su"ing*ly, adv. [See Sue to follow.] In succession; afterwards. [Obs.]
Sir T. More.
Su"int (?), n. [F.] (Chem.) A peculiar substance obtained from the wool of sheep, consisting largely of potash mixed with fatty and earthy matters. It is used as a source of potash and also for the manufacture of gas.
Su`i*gothus" (?), n. pl. [L. Suiones (a Teutonic tribe in what is now Sweeden) + E. Goth.] The Scandinavian Goths. See the Note under Goths.
Su"ist, n. [L. suus belinging to himself or to one's self.] One who seeks for things which gratify merely himself; a selfish person; a selfist. [R.]
Suit (?), n. [OE. suite, F. suite, OF. suite, sieute, fr. suivre to follow, OF. sivre; perhaps influenced by L. secta. See Sue to follow, and cf. Sect, Suite.]
1. The act of following or pursuing, as game; pursuit. [Obs.]
2. The act of suing; the process by which one endeavors to gain an end or an object; an attempt to attain a certain result; pursuit; endeavor.
Thenceforth the suit of earthly conquest shone.
3. The act of wooing in love; the solicitation of a woman in marriage; courtship.
Rebate your loves, each rival suit suspend,
Till this funereal web my labors end.
4. (Law) The attempt to gain an end by legal process; an action or process for the recovery of a right or claim; legal application to a court for justice; prosecution of right before any tribunal; as, a civil suit; a criminal suit; a suit in chancery.
I arrest thee at the suit of Count Orsino.
In England the several suits, or remedial instruments of justice, are distinguished into three kinds -- actions personal, real, and mixed.
5. That which follows as a retinue; a company of attendants or followers; the assembly of persons who attend upon a prince, magistrate, or other person of distinction; -- often written suite, and pronounced sw&emac;t.
6. Things that follow in a series or succession; the individual objects, collectively considered, which constitute a series, as of rooms, buildings, compositions, etc.; -- often written suite, and pronounced sw&emac;t.
7. A number of things used together, and generally necessary to be united in order to answer their purpose; a number of things ordinarily classed or used together; a set; as, a suit of curtains; a suit of armor; a suit of clothes. Two rogues in buckram suits."
8. (Playing Cards) One of the four sets of cards which constitute a pack; -- each set consisting of thirteen cards bearing a particular emblem, as hearts, spades, cubs, or diamonds.
To deal and shuffle, to divide and sort
Her mingled suits and sequences.
9. Regular order; succession. [Obs.]
Every five and thirty years the same kind and suit of weather comes again.
<-- 10. [From def. 7, someone who dresses in a business suit, as contrasted with more informal attire] A person, such as business executive, or government official, who is apt to view a situation formalistically, bureaucratically, or according to formal procedural ctriteria; -- used derogatively for one who is inflexible, esp. when a more humanistic or imaginative approach would be appropriate. -->
Out of suits, having no correspondence. [Obs.] Shak. -- Suit and service (Feudal Law), the duty of feudatories to attend the courts of their lords or superiors in time of peace, and in war to follow them and do military service; -- called also suit service. Blackstone. -- Suit broker, one who made a trade of obtaining the suits of petitioners at court. [Obs.] -- Suit court (O. Eng. Law), the court in which tenants owe attendance to their lord. -- Suit covenant (O. Eng. Law), a covenant to sue at a certain court. -- Suit custom (Law), a service which is owed from time immemorial. -- Suit service. (Feudal Law) See Suit and service, above. -- To bring suit. (Law) (a) To bring secta, followers or witnesses, to prove the plaintiff's demand. [Obs.] (b) In modern usage, to institute an action. -- To follow suit. (Card Playing) See under Follow, v. t.
Suit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suited; p. pr. & vb. n. Suiting.]
1. To fit; to adapt; to make proper or suitable; as, to suit the action to the word.
2. To be fitted to; to accord with; to become; to befit.
Ill suits his cloth the praise of railing well.
Raise her notes to that sublime degree
Which suits song of piety and thee.
3. To dress; to clothe. [Obs.]
So went he suited to his watery tomb.
4. To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to suit one's taste.
Suit, v. i. To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; -- usually followed by with or to.
The place itself was suiting to his care.
Give me not an office
That suits with me so ill.
Syn. -- To agree; accord; comport; tally; correspond; match; answer.
Suit`a*bil"i*ty (?), n. The quality or state of being suitable; suitableness.
Suit"a*ble (?), a. Capable of suiting; fitting; accordant; proper; becoming; agreeable; adapted; as, ornaments suitable to one's station; language suitable for the subject. -- Suit"a*ble*ness, n. -- Suit"a*bly, adv.
Syn. -- Proper; fitting; becoming; accordant; agreeable; competent; correspondent; compatible; consonant; congruous; consistent.
Suite (?), n. [F. See Suit, n.]
1. A retinue or company of attendants, as of a distinguished personage; as, the suite of an ambassador. See Suit, n., 5.
2. A connected series or succession of objects; a number of things used or clessed together; a set; as, a suite of rooms; a suite of minerals. See Suit, n., 6.
Mr. Barnard took one of the candles that stood upon the king's table, and lighted his majesty through a suite of rooms till they came to a private door into the library.
3. (Mus.) One of the old musical forms, before the time of the more compact sonata, consisting of a string or series of pieces all in the same key, mostly in various dance rhythms, with sometimes an elaborate prelude. Some composers of the present day affect the suite form.
Suit"ing (?), n. Among tailors, cloth suitable for making entire suits of clothes.
Suit"or (?), n.
1. One who sues, petitions, or entreats; a petitioner; an applicant.
She hath been a suitor to me for her brother.
2. Especially, one who solicits a woman in marriage; a wooer; a lover.
Sir P. Sidney.
3. (a) (Law) One who sues or prosecutes a demand in court; a party to a suit, as a plaintiff, petitioner, etc. (b) (O. Eng. Law) One who attends a court as plaintiff, defendant, petitioner, appellant, witness, juror, or the like.
Suit"ress (?), n. A female supplicant.
Su"ji (?), n. [Hind. sfī.] Indian wheat, granulated but not pulverized; a kind of semolina. [Written also soojee.]
Su"la (?), n. [NL., fr. Icel. sla the gannet. See Solan goose.] (Zoöl.) A genus of sea birds including the booby and the common gannet.
Sul"cate (?), Sul"ca*ted (?), a. [L. sulcatus, p.p. of sulcare to furrow, fr. sulcus a furrow.] Scored with deep and regular furrows; furrowed or grooved; as, a sulcated stem.
Sul*ca"tion (?), n. A channel or furrow.
Sul"ci*form (?), a. Having the form of a sulcus; as, sulciform markings.
Sul"cus (?), n.; pl. Sulci (#). [L., a furrow.] A furrow; a groove; a fissure.
Su"le*ah fish` (?). (Zoöl.) A coarse fish of India, used in making a breakfast relish called burtah.
Sulk (?), n. [L. sulcus.] A furrow. [Obs.]
Sulk, v. i. [See Sulkiness.] To be silently sullen; to be morose or obstinate.
Sulk"er (?), n. One who sulks.
Sulk"i*ly (?), adv. In a sulky manner.
Sulk"i*ness, n. [For sulkenness, fr. AS. solcen slothful, remiss, in āsolcen, besolcen, properly p.p. of sealcan in āsealcan to be weak or slothful; of uncertain origin.] The quality or state of being sulky; sullenness; moroseness; as, sulkiness of disposition.
Sulks (?), n. pl. The condition of being sulky; a sulky mood or humor; as, to be in the sulks.
Sulk"y (?), a. [Compar. Sulkier (?); superl. Sulkiest.] [See Sulkiness, and cf. Sulky, n.] Moodly silent; sullen; sour; obstinate; morose; splenetic.
Syn. -- See Sullen.
Sulk"y, n.; pl. Sulkies (#). [From Sulky, a.; -- so called from the owner's desire of riding alone.] A light two-wheeled carriage for a single person.
&hand; Sulky is used adjectively in the names of several agricultural machines drawn by horses to denote that the machine is provided with wheels and a seat for the driver; as, sulky plow; sulky harrow; sulky rake, etc.
Sull (?), n. [AS. suluh, sulh, a plow; cf. OHG. suohili a little plow.] A plow. [Obs.]
Sul"lage (?), n. [Cf. Suillage, Sulliage.]
1. Drainage of filth; filth collected from the street or highway; sewage. [Obs.]
The streets were exceedingly large, well paved, having many vaults and conveyances under them for sullage.
2. That which sullies or defiles. [Obs.]
It is the privilege of the celestial luminaries to receive no tincture, sullage, or difilement from the most noisome sinks and dunghills here below.
3. (Founding) The scoria on the surface of molten metal in the ladle.
4. (Hydraul. Engin.) Silt; mud deposited by water.
Sullage piece (Founding), the sprue of a casting. See Sprue, n., 1 (b).
Sul"len (?), a. [OE. solein, solain, lonely, sullen; through Old French fr. (assumed) LL. solanus solitary, fr. L. solus alone. See Sole, a.]
1. Lonely; solitary; desolate. [Obs.]
Wyclif (Job iii. 14).
2. Gloomy; dismal; foreboding.
Solemn hymns so sullen dirges change.
3. Mischievous; malignant; unpropitious.
Such sullen planets at my birth did shine.
4. Gloomily angry and silent; cross; sour; affected with ill humor; morose.
And sullen I forsook the imperfect feast.
5. Obstinate; intractable.
Things are as sullen as we are.
6. Heavy; dull; sluggish. The larger stream was placid, and even sullen, in its course."
Sir W. Scott.
Syn. -- Sulky; sour; cross; ill-natured; morose; peevish; fretful; ill-humored; petulant; gloomy; malign; intractable. -- Sullen, Sulky. Both sullen and sulky show themselves in the demeanor. Sullenness seems to be an habitual sulkiness, and sulkiness a temporary sullenness. The former may be an innate disposition; the latter, a disposition occasioned by recent injury. Thus we are in a sullen mood, and in a sulky fit.
No cheerful breeze this sullen region knows;
The dreaded east is all the wind that blows.
-- Sul"len*ly, adv. -- Sul"len*ness, n.
1. One who is solitary, or lives alone; a hermit. [Obs.]
2. pl. Sullen feelings or manners; sulks; moroseness; as, to have the sullens. [Obs.]
Sul"len, v. t. To make sullen or sluggish. [Obs.]
Sullens the whole body with . . . laziness.
Sul"le*vate (?), v. t. [L. sublevare to raise up. Cf. Sublevation.] To rouse; to excite. [Obs.]