(in prescriptions) a half.
Other definitions for ss. (3 of 9)
to wit; namely (used especially on legal documents, as an affidavit, pleading, etc., to verify the place of action).
Other definitions for ss. (4 of 9)
Other definitions for SS. (5 of 9)
Other definitions for S/S (7 of 9)
Medicine/Medical. signs and symptoms.
Other definitions for S.S. (8 of 9)
(in prescriptions) in the strict sense.
Other definitions for S.S. (9 of 9)
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How to use ss in a sentence
It is a creepy sound, inhumanly high-pitched and strangely clipped and emphatic: “S-s-eeg maheevoh s-s-speeree.”
Judging from your recent actions it should be spelled ‘R-e-c-k-l-e-s-s.’The Range Boss | Charles Alden Seltzer
B r k b r k b r k n t h y c l d g r y s t n s s, n d w l d t h t m y t n g c l d t t r T h t h g h t s t h t r s n m.Little Folks (November 1884) | Various
As luck would have it, the batter lashed a stinging grounder toward S. S.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High | Leslie W. Quirk
And then from above him, upon the opposite side of the alley, came a low: "S-s-t!"The Mad King | Edgar Rice Burroughs
Yes, I was b-b-orn with a s-s-s-ilver s-s-poon in my m-m-m-outh.Mr. Punch with The Children | Various
British Dictionary definitions for SS (1 of 2)
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
British Dictionary definitions for SS. (2 of 2)
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Cultural definitions for SS
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 (see also Jews). The SS supervised the concentration camps.
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