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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 take the hand of another person and move it up and down. People shake hands to greet each other or to show that they agree on something.
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.
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.
shallot an onionlike plant of the lily family that forms flavorful bulbs eaten as a vegetable or used in cooking. [2 definitions]