[ UK /sˈɪl/ ]
[ US /ˈsɪɫ/ ]
  1. (geology) a flat (usually horizontal) mass of igneous rock between two layers of older sedimentary rock
  2. structural member consisting of a continuous horizontal timber forming the lowest member of a framework or supporting structure
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How To Use sill In A Sentence

  • It might as well be closed, because in many American hospitals you're simply shooed from the windowsill after you've been nursed back to health (usually in 72 hours or less), and you're expected to "fly" on your own. Mark Lachs, M.D.: Care Transitions: The Hazards of Going In and Coming Out of the Hospital
  • Again, one file change can put a little red nose next to all of your headers, turn the text red and even make them display in a silly typeface.
  • Du fwhat we cud, we cud not make some av th 'silly fules kape back clear av th' danger-zone -- wimmin an 'all, bedad! The Luck of the Mounted A Tale of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police
  • Whether Mr. Johnson was speaking metaphorically or just plain sillily, the fact he was expressing concern over adding many US military personnel to a small island displays concern for the overall impact on the Guamites … Guamians … Guamicans, hell just what does one call a resident of Guam? Think Progress » Rep. Johnson worries that the island of Guam will ‘tip over and capsize’ if U.S. troops relocate there.
  • That queasy feeling of disillusionment is a universal one says Schmidt; one that makes this particular play accessible for audiences on a very personal level.
  • Silliness in stories is more or less excusable, since they are not even supposed to be believed. Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard
  • She plays Silly, a Nova Scotian seasprite of girl who is the subject of a marine tragedy of, er, Titanic proportions.
  • They're so silly, and they tattle.
  • knocked silly by the impact
  • he had heard some silly doggerel that kept running through his mind
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