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stannic of or containing tin, esp. when tetravalent.
stannous of or containing tin, esp. when bivalent.
stanza a group of related lines in a poem that are separated typographically from other similar groups and that often have a regular meter and rhyme scheme.
stapes the innermost of three tiny bones found in the middle ear of mammals; stirrup. (See incus, malleus.)
staph staphylococcus.
staphylococcus any of various spherical bacteria that occur in clusters and can cause boils, abscesses, and other infections in humans.
staple1 a short, thin, U-shaped piece of stiff wire designed to be pushed through several sheets of paper or the like and then bent inward to serve as a fastener. [3 definitions]
staple2 a food that is considered essential, such as sugar or flour. [7 definitions]
staple crop one of a region's most important crops, typically constituting a major portion of the region's diet.
staple gun a tool that shoots a staple into something hard like a wall or wood.
stapler a tool in a home or office that uses staples to attach papers together.
star any of a vast number of celestial bodies other than the moon visible from earth as points of light in the night sky. [11 definitions]
starboard the right-hand side of a ship or aircraft when facing forward. (Cf. port2.) [3 definitions]
starch an edible carbohydrate found in grains, potatoes, and many other foods. [3 definitions]
Star Chamber a former English tribunal, composed of royal councillors, that became notorious for its secret sessions, arbitrary judgments, and severe punishments. [2 definitions]
starchy of, like, or containing starch. [3 definitions]
star-crossed destined to suffer an unhappy end; ill-fated; unlucky.
stardom the status of a star or celebrity. [2 definitions]
stare to look at in a fixed and intense way, usu. with one's eyes open wide. [3 definitions]
stare down to intimidate by staring at.
stare one in the face to be clearly obvious or impending.