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Symbol, Chemistry. (formerly)
  1. samarium.
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  1. seaman apprentice.
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  1. without year or date.
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Origin of s.a.1

From the Latin word sine annō


  1. semiannual.
  2. sex appeal.
  3. subject to approval.
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  1. (used in French and Spanish as an abbreviation for corporation.)
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Origin of S.A.1

< French société anonyme or Spanish sociedad anónima


  1. Salvation Army.
  2. seaman apprentice.
  3. South Africa.
  4. South America.
  5. South Australia.
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  1. Banking. survivorship agreement.
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Examples from the Web for sa

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • You sa--ay 'Is that his ma'-ied son, in yondeh; the one 'ith the fah hah? '

    The Cavalier

    George Washington Cable

  • Ever seen owt like it since the good auld days you crack on sa often, auld man?

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • I was sa thrang with all their bodderments, that I don't know as I didna forget it.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • We haiff alsmikle as will pey for all we tak, sa lang as we tarie.

    Andrew Melville

    William Morison

  • In the entry is taken the sa pintû, that is, the price of admission.

British Dictionary definitions for sa


the internet domain name for
  1. Saudi Arabia
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the chemical symbol for (formerly)
  1. samarium
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abbreviation for
  1. Salvation Army
  2. Sociedad Anónima
  3. Société anonyme
  4. South Africa
  5. South America
  6. South Australia
  7. Sturmabteilung: the Nazi terrorist militia, organized around 1924
  8. Saudi Arabia (international car registration)
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Word Origin

Spanish: limited company French: limited company


abbreviation for
  1. semiannual
  2. sex appeal
  3. sine anno
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Word Origin

Latin: without date
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