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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
SS,  an abbreviation of:
  1. Governmentsocial security.
  2. Naval Termssteamship.
  3. supersonic.

S.S.,  an abbreviation of:
  1. Nautical, Naval Termssteamship.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
  1. GovernmentSchutzstaffel.
  2. Governmentsocial security.
  3. Naval Termssteamship.
  4. supersonic.

  • Drugs(in prescriptions) a half.
  • Also,  ss. 
    • Latin sēmis

    1. Saints.
      • Latin sānctī
    2. GovernmentSchutzstaffel.
    3. See  ss. (def. 1).

    1. to wit;
      namely (used esp. on legal documents, as an affidavit, pleading, etc., to verify the place of action).
      • Latin scīlicet
    2. sections.
    3. [Baseball.]shortstop.

    1. GovernmentSchutzstaffel.
    2. Drugs(in prescriptions) in the strict sense.
      • Latin sēnsū strictō
    3. Nautical, Naval Termssteamship.
    4. Sunday School.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    SS abbreviation for
    1. a paramilitary organization within the Nazi party that provided Hitler's bodyguard, security forces including the Gestapo, concentration camp guards, and a corp of combat troops (the Waffen-SS) in World War II
    2. steamship
    Etymology: (sense 1) German Schutzstaffel protection squad

    S. abbreviation for
    1. ( pl SS) Saint
    2. school
    3. Signor
    Etymology: Latin socius

    s symbol for
    1. second (of time)
    s, S /ɛs/ n ( pl s's, S's, Ss)
    1. the 19th letter and 15th consonant of the modern English alphabet
    2. a speech sound represented by this letter, usually an alveolar fricative, either voiceless, as in sit, or voiced, as in dogs
    3. something shaped like an S
    4. (in combination): an S-bend in a road

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