1. soft drink nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
  2. soft drug a drug of abuse that is considered relatively mild and not likely to cause addiction
  3. softening the process of becoming softer
  4. soft tick tick lacking a dorsal shield and having mouth parts on the under side of the head
  5. staring (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder
  6. smattering a slight or superficial understanding of a subject
  7. starring indicating the most important performer or role
  8. scattering a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly
  9. sputtering the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
  10. fruit drink a sweetened beverage of diluted fruit juice
  11. fostering encouragement; aiding the development of something
  12. tottering unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age
  13. soldering fastening firmly together
  14. stirring exciting strong but not unpleasant emotions
  15. soldiering skills that are required for the life of soldier
  16. steering the act of guiding or showing the way
  17. spattering the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
  18. string a lightweight cord
  19. hard drink an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
  20. suturing surgical joining of two surfaces