Etym. [Sinapis + oleic.] (Chem.) Def.: Of or pertaining to mustard oil; specifically, designating an acid of the oleic acid series said to occur in mistard oil. Sinapoline, n.
Etym. [Sinapis + L. oleum oil.] (Chem.) Def.: A nitrogenous base, CO.(NH.C3H5)2, related to urea, extracted from mustard oil, and also produced artifically, as a white crystalline substance; — called also diallyl urea. Sincaline, n.
Etym. [So called because obtained by the action of alkalies on sinapine.] (Chem.) Def.: Choline. [Written also sinkaline.] Since, adv.
Etym. [For sins, contr.
OE. sithens, sithenes, formed by an adverbial ending (cf. Besides) from OE. sithen, also shortened into sithe, sin, AS. si//an, sy//an, seo//an, afterward, then, since, after; properly, after that; fr.
S\’c6/ after, later, adv.
And prep. (originally a comparative adv., akin to OS. s\’c6/ afterward, since, OHG. s\’c6d, G. seit since, Goth. seipus late, ni /anasei/s no longer) + /on instrumental of the demonstrative and article.
See That.] 1. Def.: From a definite past time until now; as, he went a month ago, and I have not seen him since.
We since become the slaves to one man’s lust. B.
Jonson. 2. Def.: In the time past, counting backward from the present; before this or now; ago.
w many ages since has Virgil writ? Roscommon.
About two years since, it so fell out, that he was brought to a great lady’s house. Sir P.
Sidney. 3. Def.: When or that. [Obs.]
Do you remember since we lay all night in the windmill in St.
George’s field? Shak. Since, prep.
Def.: From the time of; in or during the time subsequent to; subsequently to; after; — usually with a past event or time for the object.
The Lord hath blessed thee, since my coming. Gen.
I have a model by which he build a nobler poem than any extant since the ancients. Dryden. Since, conj.
Def.: Seeing that; because; considering; — formerly followed by ‘that’.
Since that my penitence comes after all, Imploring pardon. Shak.
Since truth and constancy are vain, Since neither love, nor sense of pain, Nor force of reason, can persuade, Then let example be obeyed. Granville. Syn. — Because; for; as; inasmuch as; considering.
See Because. Sincere, a. [Compar. Sincerer; superl. Sincerest.] Etym. [L. sincerus, of uncertain origin; the first part perhaps akin to sin- in singuli (see Single), and the second to cernere to separate (cf. Discern): cf.
F. sinc\’8are.] 1. Def.: Pure; unmixed; unadulterated.
There is no sincere acid in any animal juice. Arbuthnot.
A joy which never was sincere till now. Dryden. 2. Def.: Whole; perfect; unhurt; uninjured. [Obs.]
The inviolable body stood sincere. Dryden. 3. Def.: Being in reality what it appears to be; having a character which corresponds with the appearance; not falsely assumed; genuine; true; real; as, a sincere desire for knowledge; a sincere contempt for meanness.
A sincere intention of pleasing God in all our actions. Law. 4. Def.: Honest; free from hypocrisy or dissimulation; as, a sincere friend; a sincere person.
The more sincere you are, the better it will fare with you at the great day of account. Waterland. Syn. — Honest; unfeigned; unvarnished; real; true; unaffected; inartificial; frank; upright.
See Hearty. Sincerely, adv.
Def.: In a sincere manner.
Specifically: (a) Def.: Purely; without alloy. Milton. (b) Def.: Honestly; unfeignedly; without dissimulation; as, to speak one’s mind sincerely; to love virtue sincerely. Sincereness, n.
Def.: Same as Sincerity. Beau & Fl. Sincerity, n.
Etym. [L. sinceritas: cf.
F. sincérité.] Def.: The quality or state of being sincere; honesty of mind or intention; freedom from simulation, hypocrisy, disguise, or false pretense; sincereness.
I protest, in the sincerity of love. Shak.
Sincerity is a duty no less plain than important. Knox. Sinch, n.
Etym. [See Cinch.] Def.: A saddle girth made of leather, canvas, woven horsehair, or woven grass. [Western U.S.] Sinch, v.
Def.: To gird with a sinch; to tighten the sinch or girth of (a saddle); as, to sinch up a sadle. [Western U.S.] Sincipital, a. (Anat.) Def.: Of or pertaining to the sinciput; being in the region of the sinciput. Sinciput, n.
Etym. [L., half a head; semihalf + caput the head.] 1. (Anat.) Def.: The fore part of the head. 2. (Zool.) Def.: The part of the head of a bird between the base of the bill and the vertex. Sindon, n.
Etym. [L., a kind of fine Indian cotton stuff, Gr. ///.] 1. Def.: A wrapper. [Obs.] \’bdWrapped in ‘sindons’ of linen.\’b8 Bacon. 2. (Surg.) Def.: A small rag or pledget introduced into the hole in the cranium made by a trephine. Dunglison. Sine, n.
Etym. [LL. sinus a sine, L. sinus bosom, used in translating the Ar. jaib, properly, bosom, but probably read by mistake (the consonants being the same) for an original j\’c6ba sine, from Skr. j\’c6va bowstring, chord of an arc, sine.] (Trig.) (a) Def.: The length of a perpendicular drawn from one extremity of an arc of a circle to the diameter drawn through the other extremity. (b) Def.: The perpendicular itself.
See Sine of angle, below.
, logarithms of the natural sines, or logarithmic sines. —
Curve of sines
. See Sinusoid. —
, the decimals expressing the values of the sines, the radius being unity. —
Sine of an angle
, in a circle whose radius is unity, the sine of the arc that measures the angle; in a right-angled triangle, the side opposite the given angle divided by the hypotenuse.
See Trigonometrical function, under Function. —
, that part of the diameter between the sine and the arc. \’d8Sine, prep.
Etym. [L.] Def.: Without. Sinecural, a.
Def.: Of or pertaining to a sinecure; being in the nature of a sinecure. Sinecure, n.
Etym. [L. sine without + cura care, LL., a cure.
See Cure.] 1. Def.: An ecclesiastical benefice without the care of souls. Ayliffe. 2. Def.: Any office or position which requires or involves little or no responsibility, labor, or active service.
A lucrative sinecure in the Excise. Macaulay. Sinecure, v.
Def.: To put or place in a sinecure. Sinecurism, n.
Def.: The state of having a sinecure. Sinecurist, n.
Def.: One who has a sinecure. Sinew, n.
Etym. [OE. sinewe, senewe, AS. sinu, seonu; akin to D. zenuw, OHG. senawa, G. sehne, Icel. sin, Sw. sena, Dan. sene; cf.
Skr. sn\’beva. 1. (Anat.) Def.: A tendon or tendonous tissue.
See Tendon. 2. Def.: Muscle; nerve. [R.] Sir J.
Davies. 3. Def.: Fig.: That which supplies strength or power.
The portion and sinew of her fortune, her marriage dowry. Shak.
The bodies of men, munition, and money, may justly be called the sinews of war. Sir W.
Raleigh. Sinew, v.
T. [imp. & p.
P. Sinewed; p.
Pr. & vb.
N. Sinewing.] Def.: To knit together, or make strong with, or as with, sinews. Shak.
Wretches, now stuck up for long tortures . . .
Might, if properly treated, serve to sinew the state in time of danger. Goldsmith. Sinewed, a. 1. Def.: Furnished with sinews; as, a strong-sinewed youth. 2. Def.: Fig.: Equipped; strengthened.
When he sees Ourselves well sinewed to our defense. Shak. Sinewiness, n.
Def.: Quality of being sinewy.
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