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ss

or ss

1.
(in prescriptions) a half.
Origin of ss
< Latin sēmis

SS

2.
social security.
3.

S, s

[es] /ɛs/
noun, plural S's or Ss, s's or ss.
1.
the 19th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2.
any spoken sound represented by the letter S or s, as in saw, sense, or goose.
3.
something having the shape of an S .
4.
a written or printed representation of the letter S or s.
5.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter S or s.

ss.1

or SS

1.
to wit; namely (used especially on legal documents, as an affidavit, pleading, etc., to verify the place of action).
Origin
< Latin scīlicet

ss.2

1.
sections.
2.
Baseball. shortstop.

SS.1

1.
Saints.
Origin
< Latin sānctī

SS.2

2.
See ss1 .

S.S.1

1.
(in prescriptions) in the strict sense.
Origin
< Latin sēnsū strictō

S.S.2

2.
3.
Sunday School.

S/S

1.
same size.
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Examples from the Web for ss
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  • The ss man fumed inwardly because he could not get a clear picture of that "Boss."

    Man of Many Minds E. Everett Evans
  • Political prisoners are no longer confined in the fortress of ss.

  • The entire collar contains twenty-eight ss, fourteen roses, thirteen knots, and measures sixty-four inches.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury
  • The library in which these fittings occur is attached to the church of ss.

    The Care of Books John Willis Clark
  • Praxedis and Pudentiana with leafy crowns in their hands; and at a lower level, but more in front, ss.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
British Dictionary definitions for ss

SS

abbreviation
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
3.
Sunday school
Word Origin
(sense 1) German Schutzstaffel protection squad

SS.

abbreviation
1.
Saints
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ss in Science
s  
  1. Abbreviation of second (of time), second (of an arc)

  2. The symbol for strangeness.


S  
The symbol for sulfur.
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ss in Culture

SS definition


An elite corps of combat troops (SS is short for Schutzstaffel, which is German for “protective shield”) formed originally within the German Nazi party as a bodyguard for Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders and led by Heinrich Himmler. During the 1930s, Hitler steadily expanded the responsibilities of the SS to include the suppression of his political opponents within Germany and the persecution of the Jews. The SS supervised the concentration camps.

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Related Abbreviations for ss

ss

1.
sentence structure
2.
single-stranded
3.
Siswati
4.
steady state

SS

1.
saints
2.
saline solution
3.
Saturday-Sunday
4.
German Schutzstaffel (protection echelon-the elite quasimilitary unit of the Nazi party)
5.
shortstop
6.
short stories
7.
snow showers
8.
social security
9.
Song of Solomon
10.
steamship
11.
Sunday school
12.
suspended solids

ss.

1.
Latin scilicet (that is to say, namely)
2.
sections
3.
Latin semis (one half)

s/s

same size
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