Reverse Dictionary: SE – SEB


SEA – ADJECTIVES (also see OCEAN)
– ALTUMAL of or relating to sailors or the sea; nautical …1711 sl. rare & arch.
– AT LARGE in the open sea …1643 rare
– BATHYBIAL belonging to or living in the deepest parts of the sea …1876
– BIMARICAL belonging to two seas …1692 obs.
– BOISTOUS of the wind, sea, weather: rough and violent; boisterous …1470 obs.
– BRIME of the sea: to be phosphorescent …1893
– FEATHER WHITE of the sea: turbulent, frothy, full of whitecaps …1924 Amer. dial.
– GLASSYASS used to describe an absolute calm at sea …1975 Amer. dial.
– HALIMOUS belonging to the sea; marine, maritime …1854
– MAD of wind, a storm, the sea: wild, violent …1594
– MARICOLOUS inhabiting the sea …B1900
– MARIGENOUS produced in or by the sea …1599
– MARINAL pert. to the sea …1614 obs.
– MARINE-SET placed on the sea-coast …1632 obs.
– MARITIMAL maritime, on the sea …1586 obs.
– NEPTUNEAN pert. to the sea …1852 rare
– NEPTUNIAN pert. to the sea …1656 rare
– OCEANINE belonging to the ocean or main sea …1656 obs. rare
– PANTOPELAGIAN frequenting or inhabiting all seas …1857
– PARALIOUS dwelling or growing by the sea …1654 obs.
– PECKY of the sea: choppy …c1860 colloq.
– PELAGIOUS pertaining to the open or high sea, as distinguished from the shallow water near the coast …1661 obs.
– PICKETTY of the sea: choppy …1968 Amer. dial.
– RALLIACH of the sea: choppy, showing signs of an approaching storm …c1850
– SALSIPOTENT ruling the sea …1575 obs. rare
– SHORT of the sea: having short waves; choppy …1663
– TARPAULIN pert to a mariner or sailor; sea-bred …1647 rare
– THALASSOPHILOUS fond of the sea; living in the sea …1891
– TOPPING of the sea: swelling into crested billows …1857 
TWO-SEA’D 1626 obs. – situated between two seas
– ULTRAMARINE situated beyond the sea …1652 rare
– WALLIE of the sea: tempestuous …1501 Sc. obs.
– WALLING of the sea, waves: boiling up, raging; of water: welling up, flowing abundantly …a1300 obs.
– WALLOW of the sea, waves: to roll, to surge, to heave, to toss …1362
– WALLY of the sea: tempestuous …1501 Sc. obs.
 
SEA – ADVERBS
– UNDER-LINE below the level of the sea …1605 rare
 
SEA – NOUNS
– BAMS phosphorescence on the sea …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BING the sea beach …Bk1911 Sc. 
– BLUE the sea …1850
– BLUE WATER the deep sea, the open sea …1834
– BOMMIE a bombora ( an area of large sea waves breaking over a shallow area such as a submerged rock shelf, reef, or sand bank that is located some distance from the shoreline and beach surf break) …Aust. sl.
– BOMMY a bombora ( see BOMMIE) …Aust. sl.
– BRABBLE a ruffle on the surface of the sea; a short swell …19C Eng. dial.
– BRINEY the sea …US Civil War usage
– BRINY, THE the ocean, the sea …1865 colloq.
– CALF-SKINS  the sea ruffled by the wind in occasional spots …Bk1898 Sc.
– DAMP POT the sea, esp. the Atlantic …c1855 tailors’ sl.
– DAVID JONES the spirit of the sea …c1750 nautical usage
– DAVY the spirit of the sea; the sailors’ devil; the demon of the sea; hence the bottom of the sea; a watery grave; death in general …1790 nautical sl.
– DAVY JONES the spirit of the sea; the sailors’ devil; the demon of the sea; hence the bottom of the sea; a watery grave; death in general …1751 nautical sl.
– DAVY JONES’S CHEST-LID a watery grave; thus death in general …18C nautical usage
– DAVY JONES’S DOCK-YARD a watery grave; thus death in general …18C nautical usage
– DAVY JONES’S LOCKER the bottom of the sea, esp. as regarded as the grave of those who perish at sea …1774 nautical usage
– DAVY’S LOCKER the bottom of the sea, esp. as regarded as the grave of those who perish at sea …1802 nautical usage
– DIE the sea swell …Bk1900 Sc.
– DITCH the sea, esp. the English Channel or North Sea …1910s sl.
– FOAM a poetic word for the sea
– HAAF in Shetland and Orkney: the deep or main sea; now used only in connection with deep-sea fishing; hence, the part of the deep-sea frequented by fishermen; deep-sea fishing ground or station …1775
– HACK broken water, a choppy sea; a stiff or contrary wind which causes the sea to rise …1908 Sc.
– HAGGER a choppy sea, accompanied by wind and rain …1920 Sc.
– HALIOGRAPHY a description of the sea …1656 obs.
– HEAP-FLOOD a heavy sea …1583
– ILIE WATER a patch of smooth water with a choppy sea all round it …1925 Sc. 
– JABBLE a ripple on the surface of water; a choppy sea, esp. that caused by meeting of tide and wind from opposite directions …1824 Sc.
– JOBBLE an undulation on the surface of the sea …1847 
– KAI the sea; salt water …1938 Hawaii
– LAG water; the sea …M16 sl.
– LAMP-O’-THE-WATTER phosphorescence upon the sea …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– LAVE the sea …1825 rare
– MAIN the high sea, the open ocean …1579 now poetic usage
– MAIN FLOOD high water; a large or full-flowing body of water; the ocean or ‘main sea’, the high sea …c1303 obs.
– MAIN SEA the high sea …1526 arch.
– MALACE a calm at sea …1623 obs. rare
– MAR-FIRE the luminous appearance of the sea at night …1887 Eng. dial.
– MARINE the sea coast or shore; a promenade by the sea; also, the country or district in immediate proximity to the coast …a1300 obs.
– MARINORAMA a panoramic representation of sea views …1847 rare
– MALACE a calm at sea …1623 obs. rare
– MARITIME the sea-coast; a country or region adjoining the sea …1591 obs.
– MER-FIRE the luminous appearance of the sea at night …1887 Eng. dial.
– MID-WATER the middle of a stream or of the sea …Bk1905 Sc.
– MINN a mouth, inlet or arm of the sea; a deep hollow in the bottom of the sea; a bay or gulf the water of which is deeper than that of the sea outside it …1897 Sc.  
– NARG hard, slow, laborious work, as in rowing; a strong contrary wind at sea, causing turbulence and commotion; a dangerous or troublesome sea …1903 Sc.
– NAVY the dominion of the sea …1422 obs. rare
– NEPTUNE the sea or ocean …c1385
– OFFING the more distant part of the sea seen from the shore, beyond the anchoring ground …1627 nautical
– OLD DAVY the spirit of the sea …c1750 nautical
– OLD SALTY the ocean …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– POND, THE the Atlantic Ocean …US Civil War usage
– RACE a strong current in the sea or a river …1375
– RACK the restless, driving movement of the waves; sea-foam …1822 Sc.
– REAMING-CALM a calm with the sea smooth and oily as cream …1901 Sc. (ream = cream)
– RIDE the swell or current of the sea …1892 Sc.
– RIVER LEA the sea …Bk1903 rhyming sl.
– ROSMARINE dew from the sea, sea-spray …1616 obs. rare
RUT 1582 Eng. dial. rare – orig. the violent breaking of the sea on the shore; later, the roaring of the sea, esp. in breaking on the shore
– SAB the noise made by a gust of wind or by the rise and fall of the sea …1820 Sc.
– SAFER a sea voyage …1855 Eng. dial.
– SALT the sea …1892 Sc.
– SALT WATER the sea; hence a jocular form of address to a sailor …1839
– SEALUNGS the froth of the sea …1640
– SEA POUCE an inlet of the sea, esp. an artificial channel connecting a body of water with the sea …1650 Amer. dial.
– SEA PURSE an inlet of the sea, esp. an artificial channel connecting a body of water with the sea …1650 Amer. dial.
– SEA PUSS an inlet of the sea, esp. an artificial channel connecting a body of water with the sea …1650 Amer. dial.
– SEAPOOSE an inlet of the sea, esp. an artificial channel connecting a body of water with the sea …1650 Amer. dial.
– SEA-RIM the sea horizon …a1881
– SEPOOSE an inlet of the sea, esp. an artificial channel connecting a body of water with the sea …1650 Amer. dial.
– SONG OF THE SEA the noise made by the sea breaking on the shore …1866 Sc.
– SPLASH any form of water, eg. a river, a lake, a sea, a bath …1940s African-American sl.
– SUFF the inrush of the sea towards the shore …1599 obs.
– SUGAR-LOAF SEA high turbulent waves with little wind …1852
– SULK a hollow or trough of the sea …1578 obs. rare
THALASSOMANIA Bk1991 – an abnormal love of the sea
THALASSOPHOBIA Bk1991 – an abnormal fear of the sea
– TIDE the water of the sea; the sea, esp. when the tide is flowing …1791 poetical
– UNDER-BOD the swelling of the sea under a floating object …Bk1905 Sc.
– UNDERGRO a swelling or disturbance of the sea, an under-swell …1908 Sc. 
– VADDLE a sea-pool that empties and fills as the tide ebbs and flows …1822 Sc.
– WALLER of the sea: to surge, to heave …1836 Sc.
– WALLOW the roll or swell of the sea …1868 poetic
– WALTER the rolling of the sea in a storm …c1400 obs.
– WATERY CAMP the surface of the sea …1598 obs.
 
SEA – NOUNS, PERSON
– HALIOGRAPHER a describer of the sea …1727 obs.
– MARITIME a person living near the sea …1655 obs. rare
– PARALIAN a dweller by the sea …1657 obs. rare
– SUBTERMARINE one who works under the sea …1891

SEA – PHRASES
WITHIN FLUX AND REFLUX OF THE SEA 1717 US – between the flow and ebb of the sea
 
SEA – VERBS
 BURN of the sea: to be phosphorescent …1667 obs.
– FALL of the sea: to grow calm …1832 Sc.
– GROW of the sea: to swell …1600 obs.
– GROW DOWN of the sea: to subside …1748 obs.
– GROW HIGH the sea: to swell …1600. obs.
– JABBLE of the sea: to become choppy, as when the wind rises or at the meeting of tides …1824 Sc.
– JOBBLE to move unevenly like a choppy sea …1630 obs. rare
– MAKE of the tide, sea, etc.: to rise, surge, advance …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– MARINATE to transport over sea …1673 sl. obs.
– RAKE of the sea: to break on the shore with a long, grating sound …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– SAMP of the wind or the sea: to lull …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– WAFF to convey by sea …1602 obs.
– WALL of the sea, waves: to boil up, to rage …c893 obs.
– WANE of the sea, water: to subside, to ebb …c1290 obs.


SEA-COAST – see SEASHORE


SEA-FIGHT – NOUNS
– a mimic representation of a sea-fight NAUMACHIA 1596
– a mimic representation of a sea-fight NAUMACHY 1606 obs.


SEAGULL – see GULL


SEAL (animal) – NOUNS
BIG SMELL a seal …Bk1942 Amer. circus sl.
HAIR-FISH a fisherman’s taboo-name for the seal …1908 Sc. obs.
JACK the skin of a seal …1795 Sc.
JACKET the natural (usually hairy) covering or ‘coat’ of various animals; the skin of a seal, fish, etc. …1613
JACKET a young seal …Bk1901 Newfoundland usage
MAIG the flipper of a seal …a1838 Sc.
MEG the flipper of a seal …a1838 Sc.
RAGGED-JACKET the young of the harp seal during the first molt …1884
RAGGEDY JACKET a harp seal moulting from the white coat to the bedlamer stage …1975 Can. usage
TANG-FISH the seal …1809 Eng. dial.
TANGIE a young seal …Bk1905 Sc.

SEAL (animal) – VERBS
JACK to take the skin off a seal …1795 Sc.


SEAL, SEALING (for document) – ADJECTIVES
OBSIGNATORY ratifying or confirming as with a seal …1630 rare
SIGILLAR belonging to a seal or mark …1656 obs.
SIGILLARY pert. to a seal or signet; connected with the use or making of seals, etc. …1652
SIGILLISTIC pert. to seals …1867
SIGNATORY used in sealing …1647 obs.

SEAL etc. (for document) – NOUNS
AGALMA an image, representation, or emblem; the image on a seal …1607 rare
JACKEN-CLOSER a seal (for document)  …Bk1896 sl.
JARK a seal; an engraved stamp used for sealing …1561 cant obs.
JASKER a seal …1859 Amer. thieves’ sl.
JURK a seal, a license …19C sl.
OBSIGILLATION a sealing up …1658 obs. rare
OBSIGNATION the act of sealing up; a fastening or restraining as with a seal …1653 obs. rare
RAGMAN a document (contract, agreement, indenture, etc.) with seals attached …1362 obs.
SIGIL a seal or signet …a1610
SIGILLATION the act of sealing; the fact of being sealed; the impression of a seal …1642
SIGILLOGRAPHY the science or study of seals …1879
SIGNACLE a sign, seal, mark, figure …1382 obs.
SIGNATION the act of marking with a seal, or of signing with the cross …1607 rare
TAG a seal …1904 US prison sl. 

SEAL etc. (for document) – NOUNS, PERSON
SIGILLARIST a sigillographer …1898 rare
SIGILLOGRAPHER one who pursues or is skilled in the study of seals …1882

SEAL etc. (for document) – VERBS
OBSIGILLATE to seal up …1623 obs. rare
OBSIGN to seal; to mark as with a seal; to ratify or confirm formally, as by sealing …1554 obs.
OBSIGNATE to seal; to mark as with a seal; to ratify or confirm formally, as by sealing …1653 obs.
SIGILLATE to seal; to seal up …1471


SEA LEVEL – ADJECTIVES
– below the sea-level SUBAQUEOUS 1724 nonce use


SEAMAN, SEAMANSHIP – ADJECTIVES (also see SAILOR & SERVICES)
KILLICK a leading seaman’s badge …1915 Brit. nautical sl.

SEAMAN etc. – NOUNS
BETHEL a place of worship for seamen …1840
MARINAGE seamanship …1511 obs.
MARINARY seamanship; knowledge of navigation …1684 obs. rare

SEAMAN etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
A.B. an able-bodied seaman …1875 sl.
BARNACLE a veteran seaman …1908 US nautical sl.
BARNACLEBACK a veteran seaman …1846 US nautical sl.
BEECHMAN a midshipman …Bk1886 Anglo-Indian
BEFORE THE MAST an ordinary seaman on a sailing-ship …Bk1958 Eng. nautical sl.
BIRD a troublesome seaman …E19 nautical sl.
BUNDLEMAN a married seaman, apparently from the small bundle tied up with a blue handkerchief which married seamen in a home port usually take ashore with them when going on leave …1895 nautical sl.
CAT’S-PAW good-looking seamen employed to entice volunteers …nautical
DAB-DAB a seaman …20C Royal Navy sl.
DAB-TOE a seaman …20C Royal Navy sl.
DECKAROO a deckhand …1937 US nautical sl.
FOREMASTMAN 1674 US – an ordinary seaman
GANNET orig. a greedy seaman; a greedy person; esp. a greedy seaman; a glutton; a heavy eater …1929 sl., orig. naval usage
GAW-GAW a useless seaman …L19 nautical sl.
GOB an American sailor or ordinary seaman …1915 sl., orig. US
GOBSHITE an enlisted seaman …E20 US naval sl. rare
HALF-MARROW an incompetent seaman …B1900 nautical sl.
HEART YARN OF THE MAINBRACE a really tough seaman …Bk1950 nautical sl.
ICE-MASTER a pilot or sailing-master who has special experience in navigating vessels among ice-floes – a pilot or seaman of experience employed to assist in navigating through in the Arctic Ocean …1853
KILLICK a leading seaman …1920 Brit. nautical sl.
MARINE a man who is ignorant and clumsy about seaman’s work; a greenhorn; a land-lubber …1840 nautical sl.
MESSMAN’S HORROR a seaman with an enormous appetite …Bk1950 nautical sl.
MONKEY’S ORPHAN a term of abuse for a lubberly seaman …20C Brit. nautical sl.
MOWREE a New Zealand seaman …L19 Brit. sl.
NEPTUNIST a navigator; a seaman; a sailor; a nautical person …1593 obs. rare
OILY WAD a seaman with no special skill …1929 Brit. naval sl.
OLD SOLDIER a worthless seaman …1840 sl., orig. & chiefly US
PACKETARIAN a member of the crew of a packet-boat; a merchant seaman …1867 US hist. rare
PACKETEER a member of the crew of a packet-boat; a merchant seaman …1922
PADDY WESTER an inefficient or novice seaman …1927 Brit. sl.
ROUGH KNOT a rough or unsophisticated seaman …1801 nautical usage
SAILOR-MAN in uneducated and jocular use: a sailor, a seaman, a mariner …1790
SALT-ROVER one who sails the seas …1620 obs.
SOLDIER a worthless seaman …1840 sl., orig. & chiefly US
STRIPEY a long-service able seaman, esp. one with good-conduct stripes …1942 Brit. naval sl.
WAISTER a usually green or broken-down seaman stationed in the ‘waist’ of a ship (as a whaling vessel); the lowest caste aboard a warship, usually made up of landsmen, ship’s boys, and apprentice seamen; their principal duties were hauling on braces and downhauls amidships, i.e. in the ship’s waist (the central part of a ship; that part of the deck between the forecastle and the quarterdeck) …1815 nautical usage

SEAMAN etc. – PHRASES
EVERY HAIR A ROPE YARN said of a tough seaman …1975 Amer. dial.
EVERY HAIR A ROPE YARN AND EVERY DROP OF BLOOD STOCKHOLM TAR said of a tough seaman …1942 Amer. dial.
KENNING BY KENNING increasing a seaman’s wages by the work he does …c1860 nautical colloq., chiefly used by the old whalers’

SEAMAN etc. – VERBS
SWALLOW THE ANCHOR to give up seafaring life …1909 US nautical usage


SEAMSTRESS – NOUNS, PERSON
– a seamstress NEEDLE-DUMPER 1896 Sc.
– a seamstress NEEDLEWOMAN 1611
– a seamstress; a woman who works with a needle NEEDLE 1834 rare


SEAR, SEARED – ADJECTIVES
– seared, scorched; burnt up; dried up with heat, parched ADUST 1550
– seared, scorched; burnt up; dried up with heat, parched ADUSTED 1550 obs.

SEAR – VERBS
– to sear, to burn, to scorch; to dry up with heat ADUST 1550 obs.


SEARCH, SEARCHED, SEARCHING – ADJECTIVES
– EXQUISITIVE eager to discover or learn; tending to search out, bent on searching out; curious …1818 obs.
– INDAGACIOUS given to search or investigation; eager to investigate …1653 obs. rare
– LATED searched for; found …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– ON A MISSION in search of …1980s US college sl. 
– QUESTFUL full of questing or searching …1869 rare
– TOSSED searched by the police …1950s Amer. sl.
 
SEARCH etc. – NOUNS
 ALL-POINTS a general alert, a search for a missing person …1960s sl.
BINGO Bk2007 UK sl. – a successful search
– BODY SHAKE a shakedown of the body; a skin-search …Bk2006 US criminals’ sl.
– BOOTY CHECK a search of the rectum, as when police look for drugs …Bk2006 US sl.
– DACKER an official search …1690 Sc.
– FANNING a search of a person, esp. for weapons …1930s sl.
– FISHING EXPEDITION an exploratory search for facts …Bk2006 US sl.
– LAIT searching, search …c1460 obs.
– ONCE a search, as at customs …1920s sl.
– ONCE-OVER a search, as at customs …1920s sl.
POKE 1992 colloq. – a searching, rummaging, or prying
– RAMP a search …1980s Aust. sl.
– RANGE a thorough search …1893 Sc.
– REEMISH a thorough search, accompanied with noise …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCRIMGE a thorough search …Bk1904 Sc. r
– SCRIMMAGE a through, fussy, noisy search …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCRINGE a prying, an eager search; a thorough rummage; a gleaning …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCROUNGE a search, a hunt …1910s sl.
– SKIN SHAKE a thorough search of a person’s body, including orifices …1967 US sl.
– SPIN a search of a person or a place for stolen goods, illegal substances, etc. …1970 UK police & prison sl.
 
SEARCH etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– DACKERER an official searcher under a sheriff’s warrant …1920 Sc. 
– QUEST a person employed in searching …1604 obs. rare
– QUESTANT one who quests or searches …1601 obs. rare
– QUESTRIST one who goes in quest of another …1605 obs. rare
– SCRINGE a searcher; esp. a child or animal who searches out things not intended for him; a mean, miserly person …1892 Sc.
– SPANIEL one who pries into or searches out something …1562 
 
SEARCH etc. – VERBS
– ARAB to search about …1949 Amer. dial.
– BATHER to struggle; to go hither and thither in search of anything; to fuss about …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
BEAT UP 1776 US – to search thoroughly
– BESEECH to seek after, to search for, to try to get …c1200 obs.
 BUSK to go searching or seeking for something; to go from place to place …1635 rare
– CALL to search out, to explore …1810 Sc.
– CALL ABOUT to search for …Bk1898 Sc.
– DACKER to search, examine …1634 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– DACKER to search a house or person for stolen goods; to search a house by official warrant …1700 Sc.
– EVESTIGATE to seek out, to search after, to investigate …1656 obs.
– EXPISCATE to ‘fish out’; to find out by scrutiny or inquiry; to search out; to discover by laborious investigation or strict examination …c1611
– FALL ABOUT to search around, to cast about …1632 obs.
– FAN to conduct a search of a suspect’s clothes, possessions or premises …c1850 sl., orig. US
– FAND;  FOND to search a place, to examine a track …c1225 obs.
– FURIE to search …c1290 obs.
– HAIK to search, to rummage, as in a drawer, etc. …1956 Sc.
– HARKEN OUT to hunt out; to run down; to find by search …1606 obs.
– HAUL to search or examine thoroughly …1666 obs. rare
– HAVE A DANCE to have a hard search from place to place …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– JACK to search …1990s US sl.
– LAIT to look or search for; to seek, to try to find …a1300 obs.
– LAIT  to search or look through; to examine …1300s obs.
– LAY to set watch or guard in a place; to search a place for …1560 obs.
– LAY ABOUT to contrive, to plan, to take measures to do something; to look out or make a search for …a1618 obs.
– LAY OUT to make a search for; to look out for …1624 obs.
– OFSECHE to seek after; to search for; to make a search …c1225 obs.
– PAUK;  PAWK to search, to look about with outstretched neck, to pry …1893 Eng. dial.  
– PERQUIRE to search through, or make diligent search into; to inquire diligently into …1597 obs. rare
– PERSCRUTE to scrutinize thoroughly; to make a thorough search or inquiry; to investigate …a1545 obs. rare
– POKE AROUND to examine or search, esp. in a dilatory way …1809 Amer. sl.
– QUAERITATE to inquire or search into …1657 obs. rare
– RAKE to make search or investigation; to poke into …1637
– RAKE to search a person …1956 Sc.
– RAKE HELL to search exhaustively …1542 obs.
– RAMACK to search, to ransack …1953 Amer. dial.
– RAMSACK to ransack; to search through in an exhaustive, messy or destructive way; to rummage …1837 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– RAMSHACK to ransack; to search through in an exhaustive, messy or destructive way; to rummage …1901 Amer. dial.
– RAMSHACKLE to ransack, to search for closely; to plunder …1802 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial. 
– RAMSHAG to ransack; to search through in an exhaustive, messy or destructive way; to rummage …1959 Amer. dial.
– RANCEL to search throughout a parish for stolen or for insufficient goods; also, to inquire into every kind of misdemeanour …1615 Sc.
– RANCEL to search for; to grope; to ransack …1898 Sc.
– RANGE to search for thoroughly …1824 Sc.
– RANSACK to search a person for something stolen or missing …c1250 obs.
– RANSACK to make thorough search …c1386 rare
– RANSACKLE to ransack, to search for closely …1802 Eng. dial. 
– RANSEL to search throughout a parish for stolen or for insufficient goods; also, to inquire into every kind of misdemeanour …1615 Sc.
– RANSHACKLE to ransack, to search for closely …1621 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– RATCH to search, to root about …1968 Amer. dial.
– REEMISH to search thoroughly and noisily …Bk1904 Sc.
– REMBLE to search …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– REMISH to search thoroughly and noisily …Bk1904 Sc.
– REMLE to search …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
RIG 1565 obs. – to make a thorough search of a place, receptable, etc.
– RIP to search; to rummage, esp. with a view to plunder …c1388 sl.
– SCOUT ABOUT to search and explore a place or area …1886 UK sl.
– SCOUT AROUND to search and explore a place or area …1886 UK sl.
– SCOVER to search; to discover; to ramble about ostentatiously …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SCRAM to search about for what can be picked up; to search with slight hope of success …1895 Eng. dial.
– SCRIM to bustle about; to work with energy and success; to conduct a vigorous search for anything …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCRIMGE to search thoroughly; to go from place to place, esp. with the idea of searching …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCRIMMAGE to search thoroughly and noisily …Bk1904 Sc.
– SCRINGE to search carefully; to wander about turning over everything; to pry about; to glean …1898 Sc.
– SCRUTATE to search out, to investigate …1882 rare
– SHAKE DOWN to search a person or place …1915 US sl.
– SIFT to search; to try …1611 obs.
– SKIRMISH to search, to scout, to rummage; to hunt up, to search out …1864 Amer. dial.
– SKIRMISH ABOUT to search, to scout, to rummage; to hunt up, to search out …1878 Amer. dial.
– SKIRMISH AROUND to search, to scout, to rummage; to hunt up, to search out …1907 Amer. dial.
– SKIRMISH UP to search, to scout, to rummage; to hunt up, to search out …1935 Amer. dial.
– SKRIM to bustle about; to work with energy and success; to conduct a vigorous search for anything …Bk1904 Sc.
– SNOUT ABOUT to search …1960s sl.
– SNOUT AROUND to search …1960s sl.
– TAKE ON to stop and search …1910s US police sl.
– THRUM to search for in a confused manner; to bring out after much search; to handle overmuch …Bk1905 Sc.
– UMSEEK to search for …c1460 obs.
– UNDERGROPE to search into, to investigate; to learn …a1412 obs.
– VENT to search or seek for …1574 obs.
– WAIT to search for …1340-70 obs.
– WALE to rummage, to search about in, to grope through …1869 Sc.


SEARCHLIGHT – ADJECTIVES
– working a searchlight ON THE MOVIES World War I Amer. sl.
– working a searchlight ON THE PICTURES World War I Amer. sl.

SEARCHLIGHT – NOUNS
– a warship’s searchlights MOVIES 1917 Royal Navy sl.


SEASHORE – ADJECTIVES
ORARIAN dwelling on the coast, living by the seashore …1870 rare

SEASHORE – NOUNS
BACKSIDES the ground between a sea-coast town and the sea …1825 Sc.
BANK the sea-coast or shore; a beach …c1350 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
BANKS the seashore …1855 Sc. & Eng. dial.
EBBS the seashore …1908 Sc.
MARINE the sea coast or shore; a promenade by the sea; also, the country or district in immediate proximity to the coast …a1300 obs.
ORE shore, coast …1652 obs. rare
PANTS the ponds or sloppy places left by unusually high tides on the foreshore or between the sea embankments …1891 Eng, dial. 
SAND the shore of a sea …c1205 poetic usage, obs.
SEA-RIM the seashore …c1205 obs. rare
TIDE the water in a dock or harbour; the seashore …1867 Sc. 
VENTURE anything driven to shore by the tide or wind …1824 Sc.

SEASHORE – NOUNS, PERSON
BEACH-COMBER one who hangs about the seashore or river-band on the lookout for jobs …1885 Eng. nautical sl.
ORARIAN a dweller on the seashore …1870 obs.
SHOEBE;  SHOEBIE;  SHOOBIE;  SHUBIE a person who visits the seashore for the day, ‘with his lunch in a shoe box’ …1968 Amer. dial.
VENTERER one who looks for articles driven to shore by tide or wind …1824 Sc.


SEASICK, SEASICKNESS – ADJECTIVES
NAUSEABUND seasick …1861

SEASICK etc. – NOUNS
FELLING OF OAKS seasickness …17C colloq.
MISERY BOWL a bowl used for vomiting by sufferers of sea-sickness …L19 sl.
OONY seasickness …20C Aust. sl.
QUEERS, THE sea-sickness …L19 sl.
RACE FOR THE STEWARD’S BASIN sea-sickness …20C jocular usage

SEASICK etc. – VERBS
BE A GOOD SAILOR to be exempt from sea-sickness …1833
FEED THE FISH to be seasick, and vomit in consequence …1928 Amer. dial.
FEED THE FISHES to be seasick, and vomit in consequence …1928 Amer. dial.
GIVE UP THE SHIP to be seasick …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
RACE FOR THE STEWARD’S BASIN to experience sea-sickness …20C jocular usage
TELL WHAT WOOD THE SHIP IS MADE OF to be seasick …1580
TRAVEL BY RAIL to be seasick …Bk1942 Amer. sl.


SEASON – ADJECTIVES
BACK of the seasons: late, backward …1885 Eng. dial.
BACKWARD of the seasons, vegetation, etc.: behindhand, late …1884 Eng. dial.

SEASON – NOUNS
MIDSUMMER-COME-NEVER an imaginary season which never arrives …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
TIDEMENT time, tide, season …1560 obs. rare
TIME season, time of year …Bk1905 Eng. dial. 


SEASON, SEASONED, SEASONING (savoury) – ADJECTIVES
– enriched with seasoning HIGH-SEASONED 1675
– seasoned with ale YILL-SEASONED 1879 Sc.

SEASON etc. (savoury) – NOUNS
– seasoning SEASON 1966 Amer. dial.
– seasoning; something that gives a relish; a high or piquant flavour; a strong relish HAUT-GOÛT c1645 obs.
– seasoning; stuffing FARCIMENT 1657 obs.

SEASON etc. (savoury) – VERBS
– to season, to make palatable PALATE 1610 obs.


SEASONABLE, SEASONABLY – ADJECTIVES
OPPORTUNEFUL affording opportunity; seasonable …1605 obs.
TIDEFUL seasonable, opportune, right, fit, convenient, expedient …a1300 obs.
TIDY timely, seasonable, opportune; in season …c1350 obs.
TIMEFUL seasonable, due …a1300 rare
TIMEOUS ; TIMOUS coming in due time; suitable or proper in respect of time; well-timed, seasonable, opportune …a1616, chiefly Sc.
WELL-TIDED well-timed, seasonable …1801 Eng. dial.

SEASONABLE etc. – ADVERBS
BETIME in good time, early, seasonably …a1300 obs.


SEAT – NOUNS
AIN’T SHE SWEET a seat …Brit. rhyming sl.
BANK a long seat for several to sit on, a bench or form; a platform or stage to speak from …1205 obs. exc. Sc.
BUNKER a seat or bench …a1758 Sc.
DEACON SEAT the seats nearest a fire …1975 US sl.
GUNFIGHTER SEAT in a public place: a seat with the back against the wall, overlooking the room …1997 US sl.
LADY-CHAIR a seat formed by the hands of two persons standing facing each other: each person grasping his own left wrist with his right hand, and the wrist of the opposite person with his left hand, or vice versa …1707
OXYGEN SECTION seats in a stadium or coliseum that are high up and far from the action …1993 US sl.
QUEEN CHAIR a method of carrying a person; a seat made by two persons crossing hands …Bk1905 Sc.
QUEEN’S CHAIR a method of carrying a girl by seating her on the crossed and joined arms of two bearers …1923 Sc.
QUEEN’S CUSHION a seat (for a girl) made by the crossed hands of two persons; a seat made by two persons crossing hands; when a boy is so carried, the term is
‘King’s cushion’ …1808
QUEEN’S SEAT a method of carrying a girl by seating her on the crossed and joined arms of two bearers …1923 Sc.
RESTING-CHAIR a long wooden seat with back and arms; a settle …1892 Sc.
SEDILE a seat …LME obs.
SIEGE a seat, esp. one used by a person of rank or distinction …a1225 obs.
SITTING-PLACE a place to sit in, a seat …1382 rare
SUNKIE a little seat …1815 Sc.

SEAT – NOUNS, PERSON
GRAVE-JUMPER someone who takes another’s job, seat, etc., with indecent haste …Bk1999 Aust. sl.

SEAT – VERBS
SIEGE to seat oneself; to place …1425 obs. rare


SEA URCHIN – NOUNS
– a sea urchin ARISTOTLE’S LANTERN 1990 Can. sl.


SEAWEED – ADJECTIVES
– ORY tasting or smelling of seaweed …1854 Eng. dial. 
– TANG-COVERED of a rock: covered in seaweed …1888 Sc.
 
SEAWEED – NOUNS
– BLIBBANS;  BLIBBARS strips of soft or slimy stuff; generally used of seaweed on rocks at ebb tide …Bk1824 Sc.
– DAVY JONES’ BEARD seaweed …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– GALYEW the slimy coating of green seaweed on an ebbed shore …1936 Sc.
– GAR any slimy, filthy, or muddy substance; that produced by algae in a pond or river; green seaweed; any sticky, miry mess …1808 Sc. 
– GRASS seaweed …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– KELP RAFT a mass of kelp floating on the sea …1897
– NEPTUNE’S BEARD seaweed …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– ORE seaweed, esp. such as is cast on the shore and gathered for manure …1592 Eng. dial.
– ORE-MONGEL seaweed …1823 Eng. dial.
– ORE-STONE a rock covered with seaweed …1854 Eng. dial.
– ORE-WEED seaweed washed ashore by the tide …1586 Sc. & Eng. dial. 
– SCORLINS slimy, cord-like seaweed …1899 Sc.
– SEA BEARD seaweed …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– SEA-BLUBBER a bladder-wrack (a common seaweed found in cold marine waters, having narrow brownish fronds with air-filled vesicles …1681 obs.
– SEA-ORE seaweed, esp. such as is cast on the shore and gathered for manure …1592 Eng. dial.
– SEA-TANG large coarse seaweed …1859 Eng. dial.
– SEA-TANGLE a general term for the larger seaweeds …1536 
– SLODGE a kind of edible seaweed …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
​- TANG large coarse seaweed …1547 Eng. dial.
– TANG-COW a bunch of seaweed …1889 Sc.
– TANGLE a general term for the larger seaweeds …1536
– TANGLE-WEED a general term for the larger seaweeds …1834
– TANGLE-WRACK a general term for the larger seaweeds …1721
– VAREC seaweed …1676
– WARE seaweed; esp. large drift seaweed used as manure …c725 Sc. & Eng. dial.