(||Si*gnor" ||Si*gno"re) , n. [It. See Seignior.] Sir; Mr.; a title of address or respect among the
Italians. Before a noun the form is Signor.
(||Si*gno"ra) n. [It.] Madam; Mrs; a title of address or respect among the Italians.
(||Si`gno*ri"na) n. [It.] Miss; a title of address among the Italians.
(Sign"post`) n. A post on which a sign hangs, or on which papers are placed to give public
notice of anything.
(Sik Sike) a. Such. See Such. [Obs.] "Sike fancies weren foolerie." Spenser.
(Sike) n. [AS. sic. Cf. Sig.] A gutter; a stream, such as is usually dry in summer. [Prov. Eng. &
(Sike), n. [See Sick.] A sick person. [Prov. Eng.]
(Sike), v. i. To sigh. [Obs.]
That for his wife weepeth and siketh sore.Chaucer.
(Sike), n. A sigh. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Sik"er) a. & adv., Sikerly
(Sik"er*ly, adv., Sik"er*ness), n., etc. See 2d Sicker, Sickerly, etc.
(Sikhs) n. pl.; sing. Sikh [Hind. Sikh, properly, a disciple.] A religious sect noted for warlike
traits, founded in the Punjab at the end of the 15th century.
(Si"lage) n. & v. Short for Ensilage.
(Sile) v. t. [Akin to Sw. sila to strain, sil sieve, G. sielen to draw away or lead off water. &radic151a.
See Silt.] To strain, as fresh milk. [Prov. Eng.]
(Sile), v. i. To drop; to flow; to fall. [Prov. Eng.]
1. A sieve with fine meshes. [Prov. Eng.]
2. Filth; sediment. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Sile), n. [Icel. sild herring; akin to Sw. sill, Dan. sild. Cf. Sill the young of a herring.] (Zoöl.) A
young or small herring. [Eng.] Pennant.
(Si"lence) n. [F., fr. L. silentium. See Silent.]
1. The state of being silent; entire absence of sound or noise; absolute stillness.
I saw and heared; for such a numerous hostMilton.
Fled not in silence through the frighted deep.
2. Forbearance from, or absence of, speech; taciturnity; muteness.
3. Secrecy; as, these things were transacted in silence.
The administration itself keeps a profound silence.D. Webster.