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samizdat the underground publishing and propagation of manuscripts that were denied, or not submitted for, official sanction by the government of the former Soviet Union. [2 definitions]
Samoa an island group in the South Pacific, divided into Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) and American Samoa. [2 definitions]
Samoan of or pertaining to Samoa or its people, culture, language, or the like. [2 definitions]
Samoa Standard Time the standard time used in the time zone of the Pacific that includes Samoa, eleven hours behind Greenwich time.
Samos a Greek island in the North Aegean Sea, which, in Greek mythology, was part of the kingdom of Odysseus.
samosa an East Indian turnover consisting of curried vegetables, usu. potatoes and peas, wrapped in a thin dough and fried in oil.
samovar a metal urn with an internal heating device and a spigot used esp. in Russia and other parts of the former Soviet Union to heat water for tea.
Samoyed a member of a people inhabiting northwestern Siberia and the northeastern European coast of Russia. [3 definitions]
samp coarsely ground Indian corn or a porridge made of it.
sampan a small boat of the Far East, usu. flat-bottomed and propelled by one or two oars.
samphire a succulent herb that bears small clusters of yellowish flowers, growing mostly on rocky sea coasts. [2 definitions]
sample a representative part or fragment of a larger whole. [4 definitions]
sampler a piece of cloth embroidered with a design or saying, often as a display of skill in needlework. [3 definitions]
sampling the act or process of selecting a small representative set of things or persons from which an analysis of a whole group can be made; selection of a sample. [2 definitions]
samsara in Hinduism, the endless cycle of every soul's birth, death, and rebirth.
Samson according to the Old Testament, a judge of ancient Israel famed for his great strength, of which he was deprived when the Philistine Delilah cut off his hair.
Samuel according to the Old Testament, a judge and prophet of Israel in the eleventh century B.C. who was instrumental in establishing Saul as the first king of the Jews. [2 definitions]
Samuel Johnson an English author, lexicographer, and critic (b.1709--d.1784).
Samuel Langhorne Clemens U.S. author and humorist who wrote under the pen name Mark Twain (b.1835--d.1910).
Samuel Morse a U.S. artist and inventor (b.1791--d.1872).
samurai a member of the elite military class of feudal Japan. [2 definitions]