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Meanings of Sinisterwise:

adverb

To or towards the left.

Meanings of Sinistrad:

adverb

To or towards the left side; to the left of (a line, plane, etc.). contrasted with "dextrad [adjective]".

adjective

Directed or moving towards the left. contrasted with "dextrad [adjective]".

Meanings of Sinistral:

adjective

Of or on the left side or the left hand.

Usage examples:

Nevertheless, sinistral and dextral pb elements are virtually mirror images, that is, they are more…
noun

A left-handed person.

Usage examples:

Left-handed children, or sinistrals, often have a difficult time in a world geared overwhelmingly t…

Meanings of Sinistration:

noun

The condition or property of being sinistral.

Meanings of Sinistrorsal:

adjective

Designating spiral mollusc shells that coil to the left (anticlockwise), and molluscs having such shells.

Meanings of Sinistrorse:

adjective

Designating spiral mollusc shells that coil to the left (anticlockwise), and molluscs having such shells; = "sinistral".

Sinistrous

ˈsɪnɪstrəs

Meanings of Sinistrous:

adjective

Giving the impression that something bad will happen; ominous.

Usage examples:

A sinistrous event

Meanings of Sinistrously:

adverb

In a manner which provokes dread or foreboding; ominously, threateningly.

Sinitic

sɪˈnɪtɪk

Meanings of Sinitic:

adjective

Relating to or denoting the division of the sino-tibetan language family that includes the many forms of chinese.

Usage examples:

Not to do so will only lead to costly inefficiency for all users of sinitic language materials.

Meanings of Sink:

verb

Go down below the surface of something, especially of a liquid; become submerged.

Usage examples:

He saw the coffin sink below the surface of the waves
noun

A fixed basin with a water supply and outflow pipe.

Usage examples:

I stood at the kitchen sink

Sink in

sɪŋk

Meanings of Sink in:

phrasal verb

(of words or facts) be fully understood or realized.

Usage examples:

Peter read the letter twice before its meaning sank in

Meanings of Sink or swim:

phrase

Fail or succeed entirely by one's own efforts.

Usage examples:

The bank does not leave its newcomers to sink or swim by themselves
idiom

A situation in which you will fail if you do not make a lot of effort

Usage examples:

When we started the business, it was sink or swim.

Meanings of Sink-to:

verb

To move below the surface of water

Usage examples:

[ i ] the boat filled with water and began to sink., [ t ] it isn’t clear exactly what sank the shi…

Sinkage

ˈsɪŋkɪdʒ

Meanings of Sinkage:

noun

The caving in or sinking of an area of land, structure, etc.

Usage examples:

Years of ground sinkage caused by groundwater pumping

Sinkages

ˈsɪŋkɪdʒ

Meanings of Sinkages:

noun

The caving in or sinking of an area of land, structure, etc.

Usage examples:

Years of ground sinkage caused by groundwater pumping

Meanings of Sinker:

noun

A weight used to sink a fishing line or sounding line.

Usage examples:

The cod were playing hard to get and the squid baits had to be just about holding the bottom, so th…

Meanings of Sinkerless:

adjective

(of a fishing line) having no sinker attached.

Sinkers

ˈsɪŋ.kər

Meanings of Sinkers:

noun

A weight used to sink a fishing line or sounding line.

Usage examples:

The cod were playing hard to get and the squid baits had to be just about holding the bottom, so th…

Sinkhole

ˈsɪŋk.həʊl

Meanings of Sinkhole:

noun

A cavity in the ground, especially in a limestone formation, caused by water erosion and providing a route for surface water to disappear underground.

Usage examples:

The enclosed depressions are complex forms of dolines or sinkholes, which act as centripetal draina…

Sinkholes

ˈsɪŋk.həʊl

Meanings of Sinkholes:

noun

A cavity in the ground, especially in a limestone formation, caused by water erosion and providing a route for surface water to disappear underground.

Usage examples:

The enclosed depressions are complex forms of dolines or sinkholes, which act as centripetal draina…

Sinking

sɪŋk

Meanings of Sinking:

verb

Go down below the surface of something, especially of a liquid; become submerged.

Usage examples:

He saw the coffin sink below the surface of the waves
noun

A fixed basin with a water supply and outflow pipe.

Usage examples:

I stood at the kitchen sink
adjective

Falling or moving to a lower level

Usage examples:

He throws a sinking fastball., he had a sinking feeling that he would not make the team.

Meanings of Sinking-fast:

idiom

(of a person's health) getting much worse quickly so that death is likely

Usage examples:

Mrs jones is sinking fast, and the doctor doesn't think she'll live much longer.

Sinks

sɪŋk

Meanings of Sinks:

verb

Go down below the surface of something, especially of a liquid; become submerged.

Usage examples:

He saw the coffin sink below the surface of the waves
noun

A fixed basin with a water supply and outflow pipe.

Usage examples:

I stood at the kitchen sink

Meanings of Sinkstone:

noun

A stone basin or sink, with a pipe attached to allow water out.

Meanings of Sinky:

adjective

Especially of sand or soil: yielding, prone to sink beneath one's weight.

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