ss

or ss


(in prescriptions) a half.

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Origin of ss

From the Latin word sēmis

Definition for ss (2 of 10)

Definition for ss (3 of 10)

S, s
[ es ]
/ ɛs /

noun, plural S's or Ss, s's or ss.

the 19th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
any spoken sound represented by the letter S or s, as in saw, sense, or goose.
something having the shape of an S.
a written or printed representation of the letter S or s.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter S or s.

Definition for ss (4 of 10)

ss.1

or SS.


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

Origin of ss.

1
From the Latin word scīlicet

Definition for ss (5 of 10)

ss.2

sections.
Baseball. shortstop.

Definition for ss (6 of 10)

SS.1

Saints.

Origin of SS.

1
From the Latin word sānctī

Definition for ss (7 of 10)

Definition for ss (8 of 10)

S.S.1

(in prescriptions) in the strict sense.

Origin of S.S.

1
From the Latin word sēnsū strictō

Definition for ss (9 of 10)

S.S.2

Definition for ss (10 of 10)

S/S

same size.
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British Dictionary definitions for ss (1 of 2)

SS

abbreviation for

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
steamship
Sunday school

Word Origin for SS

(sense 1) German Schutzstaffel protection squad

British Dictionary definitions for ss (2 of 2)

SS.

abbreviation for

Saints
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Scientific definitions for ss (1 of 2)

s

Abbreviation of second (of time), second (of an arc)
The symbol for strangeness.

Scientific definitions for ss (2 of 2)

S

The symbol for sulfur.
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Cultural definitions for ss

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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