HyperDic: ss

English > 2 senses of the word SS:
NOUNgroupSS, United States Secret Service, US Secret Service, USSS, Secret Servicethe United States intelligence agency that protects current and former presidents and vice presidents and their immediate families and protects distinguished foreign visitors
groupSS, Schutzstaffelspecial police force in Nazi Germany founded as a personal bodyguard for Adolf Hitler in 1925
English > SS: 2 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningThe United States intelligence agency that protects current and former presidents and vice presidents and their immediate families and protects distinguished foreign visitors; detects and apprehends counterfeiters; suppresses forgery of government securities and documents.
SynonymsUnited States Secret Service, US Secret Service, USSS, Secret Service
Part ofDepartment of Homeland Security, Homeland SecurityThe federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
BroaderUnited States intelligence agencyAn intelligence service in the United States
SpanishServicio Secreto de los Estados Unidos, servicio secreto, servicios secretos
CatalanSecret Service, Servei Secret dels Estats Units, serveis secrets
English > SS: 2 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningSpecial police force in Nazi Germany founded as a personal bodyguard for Adolf Hitler in 1925; the SS administered the concentration camps.
SynonymSchutzstaffel
PartsGestapoThe secret state police in Nazi Germany
Broaderpolice, police force, constabulary, lawThe force of policemen and officers

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