a member of a part-time largely Protestant police force formerly functioning in Northern Ireland
an animal anaesthetic, ketamine hydrochloride, sold illegally as a hallucinogenic drug
a legislative act that applies only to specific persons or to a specific area
a detective who works for the federal government in the US, for example for the FBI
an agreed written statement of facts submitted by litigants to a court for a decision on a point of law
If you make a deal, do a deal, or cut a deal, you complete an agreement or an arrangement with someone, especially in business.
(formerly) a jury whose members were drawn from some profession or rank of society as well as possessing the usual qualifications for jury service
People with special needs are people who need special help or care, for example because they have a disability.
A special offer is a product, service, or programme that is offered at reduced prices or rates.
A special order is an extra order or an order for an item specially requested by a customer .
A place is any point, building, area, town, or country.
a character, such as an accented letter, that is not a usual member of any font
all staff officers assigned to headquarters of a division or higher unit who are not members of the general staff or personal staff
any of several predetermined permutations of the players within a team that play in situations, such as kickoffs and attempts at field goals, where the standard offensive and defensive formations are not appropriate
The Special Branch is the department of the British police that is concerned with political security and deals with things such as terrorism and visits by foreign leaders .
an extra edition or new version of something that differs from the regular format or design
In film, special effects are unusual pictures or sounds that are created by using special techniques .
techniques used in the production of scenes that cannot be achieved by normal techniques
An episode of something such as a series on radio or television or a story in a magazine is one of the separate parts in which it is broadcast or published .
an article differing from the normal format and focusing on a particular topic
elite, highly trained military forces, specially selected to work on difficult missions
a licence permitting a marriage to take place by dispensing with the usual legal conditions
A special school is a school for children who have some kind of serious physical or mental problem .
a session, as of a legislature or council, called to meet in addition to those held regularly
a race, esp one downhill, over a winding course marked by artificial obstacles
a student who is not seeking a degree but enrols in a course, esp to gain academic credits
an area of knowledge in which someone specializes
a train service provided specially to transport football supporters to and from a match
(in the US) a special charge levied on property owners by a county or municipality to help pay the costs of a civic improvement that increases the value of their property
(in Britain) the clearing of a cheque through a bank in less than the usual three days, for an additional charge
a collection of materials segregated from a general library collection according to form, subject, age, condition, rarity, source, or value
a person recruited for temporary or occasional police duties, esp in time of emergency
the delivery of a piece of mail outside the time of a scheduled delivery
A dividend is the part of a company's profits which is paid to people who have shares in the company.
Special education is teaching for pupils who need extra help with their studies.
the handling of fourth-class and parcel post mail as first-class mail for an additional fee
a body of persons, corporation, or industry that seeks or receives benefits or privileged treatment, esp. through legislation
(in the UK) a status applied to a public-sector establishment which fails to meet standards and is then given assistance to improve its performance
a postal worker who delivers mail by special delivery
If someone is using special pleading, they are trying to persuade you to do something by only telling you the facts that support their case.
a legally endorsed privilege granted exclusively to some individual or group
the theory proposed in 1905 by Einstein, which assumes that the laws of physics are equally valid in all nonaccelerated frames of reference and that the speed of electromagnetic radiation in free space has the same value for all inertial observers . It leads to the idea of a space-time continuum and the equivalence of mass and energy . In combination with quantum mechanics it forms the basis of the theory of elementary particles
the system of educating children with special needs in schools designed to meet their needs
an inexpensive restaurant meal served at a fixed price on a large plate, originally blue
a journalist who covers stories firsthand from a war zone
the exceptionally close political, diplomatic, cultural and historical relations between the United States and the United Kingdom
The significance of something is the importance that it has, usually because it will have an effect on a situation or shows something about a situation.
Special Air Service:
a regiment in the British Army, formed during World War II, specializing in clandestine operations
Special Boat Service:
a unit of the Royal Marines specializing in reconnaissance and sabotage