Words starting with S

Words that start with S

List of things that start with the letter S.

Six slippery snakes sailed southward on a silver ship to Sydney.

A sachet is a small bag, usually used to store potpourri or small amounts of condiments like sugar or coffee.

Photo of some flour sacks.
Photo by Bookminx

A sack is a type of large bag that is used to store things in. Sacks are most commonly used to store foods like rice and other grains, flour, and potatoes.

Photo of Sacramento
Photo by prayitno

Sacramento is the capital of the state of California in the United States of America. It has a population of about 2.5 million.

Photo of a sad looking lady.
Photo by Orin Zebest

When you are sad, you are gloomy and don't smile. Sometimes you cry when you are sad. People get sad when someone they like goes away, or if they watch a sad movie or read a sad book. The person in the picture is sad.

Photo of a saddle on a horse
Photo by Cheryl Dudley

A saddle is a padded seat that you put on the back of a horse so they are more comfortable to sit on when you ride them for long distances.

Photo of a safe
Photo by Michael Styne

A safe is a very strong metal box with a locked door.
People use safes to store valuables like jewellery and money, or anything else they do not want other people to steal.

Photo of safety pins.
Photo by Lainey Powell

A safety pin is a type of pin that has an extra loop of wire that covers the sharp end of the pin as well as stopping it from slipping out. Safety pins are often used to hold diapers or nappies together, or replace a missing button on your clothes until it is mended.

Scientific name: crocus sativus

Saffron is a spice made from the dried stigma of the saffron crocus. Saffron gives a strong golden yellow color to food.

Scientific name: salvia officinalis

Sage is a shrub originally from the Mediterranean region. It has pale greyish furry leaves, and grows all year around. Is used to flavour fatty meat dishes, and as an ingredient in sausages in some countries. It is very commonly used with onions as stuffing for chicken or pork.

Photo of sails on a ship
Photo by Anoldent

A sail is a large piece of fabric on a sailboat that catches the wind and moves the boat forwards. The tall pole that holds the sails up is called a mast, and the ropes that hold the sails in place are called rigging.