SS

2.
social security.
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ss

(in prescriptions) a half.
Also, ss.


Origin:
< Latin sēmis

S/S

same size.

SS.

1
Saints.

Origin:
< Latin sānctī

SS.

2
2.
See ss1.

ss.

1
to wit; namely (used especially on legal documents, as an affidavit, pleading, etc., to verify the place of action).
Also, SS.


Origin:
< Latin scīlicet

ss.

2
1.
sections.
2.
Baseball. shortstop.

S.S.

1
(in prescriptions) in the strict sense.

Origin:
< Latin sēnsū strictō

S.S.

2
3.
Sunday School.

S, s

[es]
noun, plural S's or Ss, s's or ss.
1.
the 19th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2.
any spoken sound represented by the letter S or s, as in saw, sense, or goose.
3.
something having the shape of an S .
4.
a written or printed representation of the letter S or s.
5.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter S or s.
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SS
 
abbreviation for
1.  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
2.  steamship
3.  Sunday school
 
[(sense 1) German Schutzstaffel protection squad]

SS.
 
abbreviation for
Saints

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s  
  1. Abbreviation of second (of time), second (of an arc)

  2. The symbol for strangeness.


S  
The symbol for sulfur.
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SS definition


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. The SS supervised the concentration camps.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
ss
  1. sentence structure

  2. single-stranded

  3. Siswati

  4. steady state

SS
  1. saints

  2. saline solution

  3. Saturday-Sunday

  4. German Schutzstaffel (protection echelon—the elite quasimilitary unit of the Nazi party)

  5. shortstop

  6. short stories

  7. snow showers

  8. social security

  9. Song of Solomon

  10. steamship

  11. Sunday school

  12. suspended solids

ss.
  1. Latin scilicet (that is to say, namely)

  2. sections

  3. Latin semis (one half)

s/s
same size
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Example sentences for +SS
Ss personnel told the victims that they were to take a shower and undergo delousing.
The ss quickly suppresses the revolt and kills all the sonderkommando members.
The ss red oak victory is a victory ship preserved as a museum ship.
This is because ss was written with a ligature closely resembling the x.
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