si [see] ExamplesWord Origin noun Music.
- the syllable used for the seventh tone of a scale and sometimes for the tone B.
Origin of si First recorded in 1720–30; see origin at gamut Si Symbol, Chemistry.
- Sandwich Islands.
- Staten Island.
Examples from the Web for si Contemporary Examples of si
Except for nine of them are musical words: do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti—and si—are musical.
October 11, 2014
Michael Sam has one big advantage over the aging NFL execs who whined to SI.
February 12, 2014
It was the only SI story Shrake ever wrote that the magazine would not print and Laguerre was embarrassed.
February 2, 2014
With her characteristic fierce energy, Clinton poured herself into the fight, chanting “Si, se puede” at rally after rally.
October 25, 2013
The SI veteran married singer John Legend in a ceremony in Italy.
September 15, 2013
Historical Examples of si
Si sed: “Yas; counted ’em on the wagon, counted ’em off agin, and counted ’em when I made ’em.”
Si monumentum requiris, circumspice; it points us back to London.
E. M. Forster
“Si———” began Csar, but the protest foundered in his dry throat.
Si señor, a good padrone are you, and water it will be found for you.
Marah Ellis Ryan
“You kin go, sir, and report to them people that it won’t be did,” answered Si firmly.
British Dictionary definitions for si si 1 noun
- music a variant of te
si 2 the internet domain name for
Si 1Si Kiang noun
- a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for the Xi
Si 2 the chemical symbol for
SI symbol for
- Système International (d’Unités)See SI unit
- NZ South Island
Word Origin and History for si
“yes” in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese; from Latin sic “so” (see sic).
si in Medicine Si
- The symbol for the elementsilicon
- Système International (d’Unités) (International System of Units)
si in Science Si
- The symbol for silicon.
silicon [sĭl′ĭ-kŏn′] Si
- A metalloid element that occurs in both gray crystalline and brown noncrystalline forms. It is the second most abundant element in the Earth’s crust and can be found only in silica and silicates. Silicon is used in glass, semiconductors, concrete, and ceramics. Atomic number 14; atomic weight 28.086; melting point 1,410°C; boiling point 2,355°C; specific gravity 2.33; valence 4. See Periodic Table.