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shah formerly in Iran, king.
Shah Jahan Mogul Emperor of India from 1628 to 1658 who commissioned the Taj Mahal and other magnificent architectural works (b.1592--d.1666).
shake to move back and forth or up and down with rapid, jerky motions. [16 definitions]
shakeable combined form of shake.
shakedown an attempt to get something, esp. money, by threat of violence or of revealing a discrediting secret; instance of blackmail or extortion. [4 definitions]
shake hands to grasp the hand of another person and move it up and down in a gesture of good will, often used upon meeting a new person or when confirming an agreement (often fol. by "with").
shaken past participle of shake.
shakeout any change in market prices that obliges speculators to sell their securities. [2 definitions]
shaker someone or something that shakes, esp. a container with a perforated lid for shaking seasoning onto food. [3 definitions]
Shakespearean of, concerning, or resembling Shakespeare or his writing. [2 definitions]
Shakespearean sonnet a sonnet form in which three quatrains are followed by a final rhyming couplet.
shake-up a complete, often radical rearrangement, as in the structure or staff of a business or other organization.
shake up to shake (something) thoroughly. [3 definitions]
shaking palsy see "Parkinson's disease."
shako a tall, stiff, cylinder-shaped military dress hat with a front visor and a plume.
Shakti in Hinduism, divine power or creative energy, usu. venerated in the person of the female consort of Shiva.
shaky shaking; trembling. [2 definitions]
shale a sedimentary rock made up of layers of fine clay-like sediments that can easily be split into thin sheets.
shale oil oil obtained from the distillation of bituminous shale.
shall used to express a future action or state; will (used only with the subjects "we" and "I"). [3 definitions]
shallop any of various small open boats formerly used for rowing or sailing, or both, in shallow water.