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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
  • GovernmentSchutzstaffel.
  • Governmentsocial security.
  • Naval Termssteamship.
  • supersonic.

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

  • Saints.
  • Etymology: Latin sānctī
  • GovernmentSchutzstaffel.
  • See ss. (def. 1).

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

  • S.S., 
  • GovernmentSchutzstaffel.
  • Drugs(in prescriptions) in the strict sense.
  • Etymology: Latin sēnsū strictō
  • Nautical, Naval Termssteamship.
  • 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

    'SS' also found in these entries:
    s - S.

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