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Staddle nFoundation, base; a supporting framework. 2. a young tree left standing when others are cut down; a root or stump of a tree left standing. Also dial. the root or stump of a tree that has been felled; a tree-trunk. 3.lower part of a stack of corn, rick of hay etc. 4. a platform of timber or stone, on which a stack or rick is placed. 5. a building of timber standing on legs or steddles, to raise it out of the mud. 6. a place marked out on the surface of a field by a groove or course of sods.
Staddle vbTo be found, set up, establish. 2. to stain, mark, blemish, maculate, leave an impression on. 2. to form staddles.
Staddle-stead nThe place where a stack or shock has stood. 2. a mark, stain, blotch, blemish, macula. 3. usually mushroom-shaped stone supporting a staddle or rick etc.
Staddle-stone nThe stones on which a staddle or stack-frame is supported.
Staddling nThe staddling or pier of a bridge. 2. the materials of a foundation of a stack.
Staff nA stick carried in the hand to aid walking or climbing; now used literally in reference to a pilgrim. 3. applied to a crutch. 4. rod or wand used in divination, magic. 5. a stick, pole, club used as a weapon.
Staff nThe shaft of a spear or javelin. 2. something which serves as a support or stay. 3. break the staff of bread: diminish or cut off the supply of food. 4. a rod or wand of wood or ivory, borne as an insignia of authority or office. 5. a pole from which a flag is flown. 6. a rod or pole on which a processional cross was borne. 7. a strong side for carrying burdens, canopy, etc. 8. rod for measuring distances and heights. 10. rung of a ladder. 11. spokes of a wheel. 12. each of the thin, narrow pieces which composes a cask, barrel or tub. 13. shank of an anchor. 14. arbor or anchor in watches. 15. a pair of cocks; set of hawks. 15. an enclosure or plot of pasture ground. 16. a measure of nine feet. 16. a written character or letter. 17. a mark made by writing. 18. a line of verse; a stanza or set of lines; a stanza or song. 19. a body of persons employed under the direction of a manager, in the work of an organization; a member of staff; employees. 20.
Staff phr"At Staff's End." ?- at a distance away from close quarters; on unfriendly terms.
Staff phr "Break the Staff of Bread." - to diminish or cut of the supply of food.
Staff phr"I Keep the Staff in My Own Hand" - I keep possession; I retain the right. The staff was the ancient sceptre, and therefore, figuratively, it means power, authority, dignity, etc.
Staff phr"Set Down One's Staff" - to take up a fixed or settled position; one's abode. 2. to set up one's staff.
Staff phr"Staff of Life" - bread, or any other staple food which supports in a particular society.
Staff phr"Staff Up" - increase the number of persons working in an organization etc.
Staff phr"Strike Staff" - lodge for the time being.
Staff phr"The Staff of Life" - bread; fig. sustenance and something sustaining life.
Staff-craft nMatters pertaining to writing, letters and grammar.
Staffer nA member of staff of a newspaper.
Staffing nThe practice of hiring and firing staff. 2. the personnel required for some project.
Staffish adjRigid, stiff, hard, unmanageable.
Staff room nA common room for staff, especially in a school. 2. the staff themselves.
Staff-row nAn alphabet.
Staff-writer nIn OE times, a writer about letters or grammar. 2. that the author of an article at hand is employed by the periodical as a regular staff member, and is not a freelance writer or special contributor. 3. in the pop music industry songs may be written by members of singing groups, but are often written by staff-writers; song writers employed by music publishing companies.
Stag nEarlier meaning probably a male animal in its prime; a male deer, especially an adult male red deer, hart, stag. 2. adult male deer. 3. the male of several animals; steg. 4. The adult male of the red deer (Cervus elaphus), a large European species closely related to the American elk. 5. the male of certain other species of large deer; a hart or male deer of the fifth year. 6. a young horse, esp. one unbroken; a colt, or filly; also, a big, romping girl; a bold woman. 7. A castrated bull; -- called also bull stag, and bull; seg; animal castrated when fully grown. 8. a boar, hog or ram. 9. (Stock Exchange) an outside irregular dealer in stocks, who is not a member of the exchange. 10. one who applies for the allotment of shares in new projects, with a view to sell immediately at a premium, and not to hold the stock. 11. an informer, snitch, lag. 12. a spell of duty or work. 13. a man who attends a social function without a partner.
Stag vb???Attend a dance, social function or a party without a partner: "to go stag". 2. (slang) give away information about somebody; denounce, tell on, betray, give away, turn informer, rat, grass, lag, shop, snitch, stag. 3. watch, observe carefully, or inquire secretly spy, stag, snoop, sleuth. 4. to act as a "stag," or irregular dealer in stocks. 5. to watch; to dog, or keep track of. 6. to go stag: to go naked. 7. the horn of the stag for the making of handles for cutlery. 8. to apply for the allotment of shares in new projects, with a view to sell immediately at a premium.
Stag phr"Go Stag." - to go naked. 2. to attend a social function without a partner.
Stag-beetle nNocturnal beetle with large hooked mandibles.
Stag-evil nTetanus in horses.
Staghorn nThe antlers of a stag when used to make handles etc. 2. a staghorn coral.
Staghound nA very large dog (Scottish deer hound)of a breed used for hunting deer by sight or scent.
Stag-line? nMen at a dance or party without partners.
Stag-night nCelebration held on the eve of a man's marriage.
Stag weekend nA celebration held on the weekend before a man's marriage.
Stair nA ladder. 2. a means of ascending in rank. 3. a very high position. 4. a degree of a circle.
Stair vbTo ascend, go up. 2. to make or manufacture stairs.
Stair phr"Below Stairs" - servants accommodation.
Stairs phr"By the Stairs" - in an unofficial way; indirectly.
Stair-climber nA trolley fitted with a set of rotating wheels so that it can be pushed or pulled up or down stairs/steps. 2. an exercise on which the user stimulates the action of climbing a staircase.
Staired adjArranged like stairs.
Stair-gate nA gate fitted across a domestic staircase to prevent young children from climbing the stairs.
Stair-head nThe level space at the top of stairs.
Stairless adjWithout or having stairs.
Stair-like adjResembling a stair or some aspect of one.
Stair-rod nA rod for securing carpet in an angle between two steps.
Stair-step vbTo walk up a set of stairs as exercise. 2. a strategy for big city walking to avoid staying on the same street, it involves turning at a corner, walking to the end of the block, crossing the street, then repeating.
Stairway nA way up a flight of stairs, a staircase. 2. a series of abrupt changes in the level in the floor of a glaciated valley.
Stair well nThe vertical shaft enclosing a staircase.
Stairwise adjIn the manner of a set of stairs, rising in discrete steps.
Stairwise advIn the manner of a set of stairs, rising in discrete.
Stairy adjPertaining to stairs. 2. resembling stairs or some aspect of one. 3. stairlike.
Stairy adjAscending or mounting like a flight of stairs.
Staithe nAS. staeth; a bank, shore, steadth, from the root of E. stead. 2. land stage bordering on water, a bank, an embankment, a shore; a landing place; an elevated staging upon a wharf for discharging coal, etc., as from railway cars, into vessels.
Staithe vbTo furnish with a staithe; to embank.
Staitheman nA worker at a wharf or landing place..
Stake nA stick or post pointed at one end for driving into the ground as a boundary mark, part of a fence, support for a plant, etc. 2. a post to which a person is bound for execution, usually by burning. 3. the stake, the punishment of death by burning. 4. one of a number of vertical posts fitting into sockets or staples on the edge of the platform of a truck or other vehicle, as to retain the load.
Stake vbTo mark with or as if with stakes (often followed by off or out ). 3. to separate or close off by a barrier of stakes. 4. to support with a stake or stakes, as a plant: to stake tomato vines. 5. to tether or secure to a stake, as an animal.
Stake phr"Go to the Stake for" - accept criticism or unpleasantness for what one believes in.
Stake phr"Pull Up Stakes" - move somewhere else from place where someone has lived for a long time. 2. to wind up one's business in a place and move on.
Stake phr"Stake Off" - separate, mark the limits of, an area by means of stakes.
Stake phr"Stake Out" - mark, with stakes, the boundaries of land etc in which one has a special interest.
Stake-hole nA hole made when a stake is driven into the ground. 2. a hole prepared for rapid insertion of a stake.
Stake-like adjResembling a stake (a pointed stick)
Stale nEach of the two upright poles of a ladder. 2. rung, step of a ladder. 3. a handle, esp. a long, slender handle, such as a handle of a rake. 4. stem of a pipe. 5. stem of an arrow or spear. 6. a decoy bird (living or stuffed), used to snare other birds into a net. 7. a deceptive means of alluring or allurement; a person used as a bait for entrapping another. 8. an accomplice of a thief. 10. a prostitute of the lowest class, employ as a decoy as a thief. 11. term of contempt for an unchaste woman. 12. lover or mistress whose devotion is turned into ridicule for the amusement of a rival or rivals. 13. a position in a series.
Stale phr"A Break in Stale." - hiatus, lacuna. (Meaning 2 (above)???
Stalk nMaterial consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds, chaff, husk, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble. 2. a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ; stem. 3. a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush; stalking, still hunt. 4. the act of following prey stealthily; stalk, stalking. 5. a stiff or threatening gait; angry walk. 6. the stem or main axis of a plant; as, a stalk of wheat, rye, or oats; the stalks of maize or hemp. 7. the petiole, pedicel, or peduncle, of a plant. 8. that which resembles the stalk of a plant, as the stem of a quill. 9. one of the two upright pieces of a ladder. [Obs.]
Stalk vbTo walk stiffly. 2. follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to. 3. go through (an area) in search of prey. 4. To walk slowly, softly and cautiously; to walk in a stealthy, noiseless manner; -- sometimes used with a reflexive pronoun. 5. to walk behind something as a screen, for the purpose of approaching game; to proceed under cover. 6. to walk with high and proud steps; -- usually implying the affectation of dignity, and indicating dislike. The word is used, however, especially by the poets, to express dignity of step.
Stalk down vbTo follow or track down
Stalkerish adjInclined to stalking.
Stalker nA person who stalks game. 2. persons who stalks people, especially a fan of a public figure who pesters him or her obsessively.
Stalker-like adjOf the actions of a stalker: stealthy, creeping, approaching under cover.
Stalk-eyed nHaving eyes raised on stalks as some crustaceans.
Stalking nThe act or art of creeping up to game under cover.
Stalking horse nA horse or screen behind which a hunter is concealed. 2. a pretext concealing one's real intentions or actions. 3. a weak political candidate who forces in election in the hope of a more serious contender coming forward.
Stalkingly advIn a stalking manner.
Stalkless adjLacking or not having a stalk.
Stalkly advStealthily, in a creeping manner, by means of cover.
Stalky adjLong and slender, like a stalk. 2. consisting of stalks.
Stall vbTo put into a stall or stable; to keep in a stall or stalls; as, to stall an ox. 2. to fatten; as, to stall cattle. 3. to place in an office with the customary formalities; to install. 4. to plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix; as, to stall a cart. 5. to forestall; to anticipate. [Obs.] 6. to keep close; to keep secret. 7. to live in, or as in, a stall; to dwell. 8. to kennel, as dogs. 9. to be set, as in mire or snow; to stick fast. 10. to be tired of eating, as cattle.
Stall vbTo evade the question or under interrogation.???
Stall nAn ambush, decoy; a thief assistant, acting as a decoy. ?????
Stall nStand; a station; a fixed spot; hence, the stand or place where a horse or an ox is kept and fed; the division of a stable, or the compartment, for one horse, ox, or other animal. 2. a stable; a place for cattle. 3. a small apartment or shed in which merchandise is exposed for sale; as, a bookstall. 4. a bench or table on which small articles of merchandise are exposed for sale. 5. a seat in the choir of a church, for one of the officiating clergy. 6. in the theater, a seat with arms or otherwise partly inclosed, as distinguished from the benches, sofas, etc. 8. a covering or sheath, as of leather, horn, of iron, for a finger or thumb; a cot; as, a thumb stall; a finger stall.
Stall-feed vbOf cattle, to feed, not by grazing, to maintain their condition during harsh conditions.
Stall handler nIn horse racing, someone responsible with manoeuvring the horse between the gates before the start of a race.
Stall holder nA person who operates a stall at a market.
Stall keeper nA person in charge of a stall (small open-fronted shop).
Stallman nA person who operates a stall at a market.
Stall readernOne who reads books at a stall where they are exposed for sale. 2. a browser, one who reads books at a bookshop, but rarely buys one.
Stalwart nA strong and valiant person. 2. a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt); a loyalist.
Stalwart adjHaving rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships; hardy, stalwart, stout, sturdy. 2: dependable; used especially of persons; stouthearted, brave fellow.
Stalwartly advin a strong, sturdy, dependable, stout-hearted way.
Stalwartness nObsolete form of 'stalworth"
Stalworth adj OE. stalworth, staelwyreth serviceable, probably originally, good at stealing, or worth stealing or taking, and afterwards extended to other causes of estimation. brave; bold; strong; redoubted; daring; vehement; violent. Nb: stalworth is now disused, or but little used, stalwart having taken its place.
Stalworth adjOE: staelwierthe. of things: serviceable. 2. of persons and animals: strongly and stoutly built; robust, brave, valiant, mighty. 3. stalworth OE. probably originally, good at stealing, or worth stealing or taking, and afterwards extended to other causes of estimation: brave; bold; strong; redoubted; daring; vehement; violent. Nb: stalworth is now disused, or but little used, stalwart having taken its place.
Stalworth-hood nThe condition of being resolute, determined, unwavering.
Stalworthiness nThe quality of being strong, valiant, courageous.
Stalworthy advStoutly, resolutely, with determination.
Stammer nA speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds; stutter; in speech halting. 2. defective utterance, or involuntary interruption of utterance; a stutter. 3. a disturbance in the formation of sounds.
Stammer vbTo make involuntary stops in uttering syllables or words. 2. to hesitate or falter in speaking. 3.to speak with stops and difficulty; to stutter. 4. to utter or pronounce with hesitation or imperfectly. 5. speak haltingly; bumble, stutter, falter.
Stammering adjApt to stammer; hesitating in speech; stuttering, bumbling, faltering in speech.
Stammeringly advWith hesitation or falteringly in speech or in speaking. 3. in a manner speaking with stops; stutteringly. 4. uttering or pronouncing with hesitation or imperfectly. 5. speak haltingly; bumblely, with a stutter.
Stamp nProbably from unrecorded O.E. (stampian) the act of stamping. 2. indentation or imprint made by stamping. 3. device for stamping designs. 4. any small piece of paper bearing a design on one side and adhesive on the other
Stamp vbCrush into small pieces.
Stamp phr"Stamp On" - bring one's foot down upon heavily on something, thus crushing it. 2. seek to control by or suprees by rigorous action. 3. impress an idea on the memory, etc.
Stamp phr"Stamp One's Foot" - bring one's foot down on the ground in a gesture of anger, annoyance, impatience etc.
Stamp phr"Stamp Out" - put an end to, extirpate, crush, destroy. 2. eliminate, get rid of, vigorously or by force.
Stamp phr"Stamp It Out of" - cut pieces from a sheet of metal, striking or punching it with a tool.
Stamping ground nThe palace where one/someone lives, is active or is often to be found. 2. a favorite hunt or place of action.
Stamping mill nA mill for crushing ore.
Stand nAn upright position on the feet or on to one's feet (often followed by up). 2. (of water, etc) a collection remaining without flowing. 3. a specified height when in this position: standing six feet seven inches. 4. the remaining motionless or steady on the feet. 5. a position or place as indicated: a standing aside. 6. the act or instance of standing; an assuming of or a remaining in an upright position. 7. a cessation of motion; halt or stop. 8. a determined effort for or against something, especially a final defensive effort. 9. a determined policy, position, attitude, etc., taken or maintained. 10. the place in which a person or thing stands; station. 10. an opinion, esp a resolutely held one, as, to take a stand. 11. a halt or standstill. 12. a place where a person or thing stands. 12. a structure, usually of wood, on which people can sit or stand. 13. a frame or rack on which such articles as coats and hats may be hung. 14. a small table or piece of furniture where articles may be placed or stored: a music stand. 15. a supporting framework, esp for a tool or instrument 16. a stall, booth, or counter from which goods may be sold. 17. an exhibition area in a trade fair. 18. a halt to give action, etc, esp one taken during a retreat and having some duration or some success. 19. cricket an extended period at the wicket by two batsmen. 20. a growth of particular plants in a particular area, esp trees in a forest or a crop in a field; an area of vegetation dominated by a single species, e.g. a stand of oak trees.. 21. a stop made by a touring theatrical company, pop group, etc, to give a performance (esp in the phrase one-night stand ) 22. in South Africa, a plot or site earmarked for the erection of a building. 23. a complete set, esp of arms or armour for one man. 24.the flags of a military regiment
Stand vb(Used with object), stood, standing. 2. to cause to stand; set upright; set. 3. to face or encounter: to stand an assault. 4. to undergo or submit to: to stand trial. 5. to endure or undergo without harm or damage or without giving way. 6. to endure or tolerate: She can't stand her father. 7. abide, stomach, bear. 8. to be situated or located. 9. to be or exist in a specified state or condition: to stand in awe of someone 10. to adopt or remain in a resolute position or attitude. 11. to remain in force or continue in effect. 12. to come to a stop or halt. 12. (of water, etc) to collect and remain without flowing

13. to indicate the specified position of the parties involved: the score stands at 10 to 1. 14. to resist; survive: to stand the test of time. 15. to be or become a candidate: stand for captaincy. 16. to navigate in a specified direction: we were standing for London when the storm broke. 17. of a gun dog: to point at game. 18. to halt, esp to give action, repel attack, or disrupt an enemy advance when retreating. 19. of a male domestic animal, esp a stallion: to be available as a stud. 20. stand a chance to have a hope or likelihood of winning, succeeding, etc.

Stand phr"As It Stands" - in its present conditions; unaltered.
Stand phr"As Things Stands" - in the present circumstances.
Stand phr"Be at a Stand" - be unable to proceed; be in perplexity.
Standing phr"Do Something Standing on One's Head" - do easily, effortlessly, without effort.
Stand phr"Bring Up Standing" - come to a sudden stop.
Stand phr"If You Can't Stand The Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen" - a person shouldn't take on a position or role involving pressures and stress you cannot cope with.
Stand phr"Know Where One Stands" - be aware of one's position or status.
Stand phr"Leave Somebody Standing" - progress much faster than somebody else.
Stand phr"Make A Last Ditch Stand" - make a final effort to stave off defeat.
Stand phr"Make a Stand Against' - defy, resist, stand up to.
Stand phr"Make One's Hair Stand On End" - give a person shocking news.
Stand phr"Not Stand the Sight Of" - nave a strong dislike for.
Stand phr"One's Eyes Standing Out of One's Head" -(of the facial expression) show, express, extreme fear, surprise.
Stand phr"On Stand-by" - in reserve and ready for duty if needed.
Stand phr"Stand Against" - resist
Stand phr"Stand Alone" - be unique, nonpareil, or be without help, be unequaled.
Stand phr"Stand As" - be a candidate (as a representative of a particular or interest).
Stand phr"Stand Aside" - observe passively, fail to see. 2. move to one side; move out of the way. 3. let someone pass. 4. remain at a distance from events, not to be involved in them.
Stand phr"Stand at Eath" - an order to soldiers at drill to assume a half-relaxed position as relief from the position of rigid attention.
Stand phr"Stand Back (from)" - withdraw, take up a position further from the front. 2. withdraw emotionally or mentally in order to take an objective view. 3. be situated at a distance (from).
Stand phr"Stand Between" - exist as an obstacle between somebody and something he wishes to achieve.
Stand phr"Stand By" - to uphold; support, abide with, side with: she stood by him whenever he was in trouble. 2. to adhere to (an agreement, promise, etc.); affirm. 3. to stand ready to help; be ready for to operate something, wait, as continuance of an interrupted transmission. 4. to get ready to speak, act, etc. 5. to be ready to board a plane, train, or other transport if accommodations become available at the last minute. 6. observe events which require an active response without doing anything. 8. support; help; stick by.
Stand phr"Stand Down" - to leave the witness stand. 2. to step aside; withdraw, as from a competition, team. 2. to leave or take out of active work or service; cease to be ready for action, withdraw from the contest. 3. to wait; to stop from pursuing or fighting. 4. be true or faithful to. 5. disband; end its life as an active unit. 6. relax, return to other duties after having been alerted or 'stood to'. 7. resign one's position.
Stand phr"Stand Fast" to maintain one's position firmly; stand firm,solid and steady; be unyielding.
Stand phr"Stand Fire" - to stand steady in the face of fire.
Stand phr"Stand for" - to represent; symbolize; be an abbreviation for. 2. to advocate; favor. 3. represent, tolerate; allow. 2. stand as a candidate for. 3. sail towards. 4. to suffer, bear.
Stand phr"Stand for a Child" - to be sponsor for it; stand in its place and answer for it.
Stand phr"Stand From Under" - to move from beneath, as something about to fall.
Stand phr"Stand Head and Shoulders Above" - be much more able , gifted etc than somebody else.
Stand phr"Stand High" - be high in status, price etc.
Stand phr"Stand In (for)" - substitute for; replace; act in the place of another, deputize. 2. a person who relieves an actor from tedious waiting intervals and substitutes for them in hazardous or dangerous scenes; a stuntman. 3. a position of influence or favor.
Stand phr"Stand in Good Stead" - serve someone well; be of value to someone. 2. be available when needed.
Stand phr"Stand in Someone Else's Shoes" - see from the point of view of another, to feel what another feels.
Stand phr"Stand in the Way" - prevent somebody from doing something. 2. prevent somebody achieving their goal.
Stand phr"Standing Room Only" - a situation where an event is so well attended, or public transportation so full, that all of the seats in the venue are occupied leaving only the ground or the floor for other people.
Stand phr"Stand in Somebody's Way" - prevent someone from doing something.
Stand phr"Stand in Towards" - (nautical) move towards the shore.
Stand phr"Stand in With" - to be in association or conspiracy with. 2.to enjoy the favor of; be on friendly terms with.
Stand phr"Stand It Out" - persist in what one says.
Stand phr"Stand of Arms" - a complete set of weaponry for one man.
Stand phr"Stand Off" -to keep or stay at a distance; remain stationary at a distance from the shore. 2. to put off; evade, to postpone. 3. draw or tie, as in a game, 4. a counterbalance or neutralization. 5. a feeling or state of indifference or coldness, aloofness. 6. to discharge an employee temporarily (during an economic downturn). 7. to sail away.
Stand phr"Stand On" - insist on, observe scrupulously. 2. continue on the same course at sea or on a waterway.
Stand phr"Stand On Its Head" - reverse the stated or expected order of something.
Stand phr"Stand One in Good Stead" - be available when needed.
Stand phr"Stand On End" - to stand erect, bristle, especially from fear.
Stand phr"Stand One's Ground" -to maintain a stance or position in the face of opposition; not give in or yield.
Stand phr"Stand On Me" - rely on me; believe me.
Stand phr"Stand On One's Own" - be independent of others.
Stand phr"Stand On One's Own Two Feet" - be self reliant, not require the help pf others, self-sufficient or independence.
Stand phr"Stand One Somebody's Shoulders" - to build up on the ideas of another.
Stand phr"Stand or Fall by Something" - be committed to something (whether it succeeds or fails.)
Stand phr"Stand Out" - something or someone who is outstanding, excellent, prominent, of high quality etc. 2. physically protrude, or be more noticeable or than other things. 3. 3. who stubbornly refuses to agree, consent or co-operate
Stand phr"Stand Out Against" - be firm, unmoved in one's opposition to something, somebody. 2. be clearly seen, because of contrast of color or tone with something else.
Stand phr"Stand Out a Mile" - be patently obvious. 2. be striking. noticeable, prominent.
Stand phr"Stand Out For/Against" - persist, hold out in request without compromise, in order to get what one wants.
Stand phr"Stand Out from the Crowd" - to be noticeably better than one's competitors.
Stand phr"Stand Outside" - not be something which one wishes to consider, discuss, etc.
Stand phr"Stand Out to Sea" - move out from the shore towards the open sea.
Stand phr"Stand Over" - to close to a person, watch, control, threaten. 2. supervise, observe or watch over closely. 3. be postponed, defer, holdover, be left to reconsider and/or settle later on.
Stand phr"Stand Still" - standing without moving forward. 2. not progress, develop, or take positive action.
Stand phr"Stand Stock Still" - stand completely still, without moving, motionless.
Stand phr"Stand Tall" - bear oneself bravely, or self-confidently, with consciousness of one's merit, status.
Stand phr"Stand to" - stand ready, alert(awaiting orders) and in in expectation of attack by an enemy in war. 2. abide by, adhere to terms. 3. uphold, support a side or person.
Stand phr"Stand Together" - be united (e.g. in the face of some outside threat); stick together.
Stand phr"Stand to Lose" - be likely to suffer a financial lose or a personal setback.
Stand phr"Stand to Win" - be able to win.
Stand phr"Stand Up" - having an erect position; come or remain in a standing position. 2. done, consumed whilst standing. 3. rise to one's feet (possibly as a sign of respect)from a sitting position; get up. 4. of a valid position in an argument. 5. fail to keep an appointment.
Stand phr"Stand Up Against" - oppose, confront, stare down.
Stand phr"Stand Up For" - to support, uphold, defend, champion. 2. take the side of somebody, support him, in a quarrel fight ; support a champion a particular cause; stick up for.
Stand phr"Stand Up To" - resist boldly, meet, confront or face an opponent boldly and courageously. 2. be resistant to the continued harmful effects of wear, etc. 3. last well, remain sound, despite severe treatment. 4. withstand, survive, some form of test.
Stand phr"Stand Up With" - to be best man or bridesmaid.
Stand phr"Stand Well" - be on good terms or in good repute.
Stand phr"Stand (Well) with" - have a good relationship with somebody; be on good terms with somebody.
Stand phr"Take a Stand On" - base on argument on etc; rely on. 2. positively state(and be prepared to defend)one's point of view.
Stand phr"Take the Stand" - to testify in a courtroom.
Stand-alone adjAct independently. 2. of computers, operative independently of a network or other system.
Stand-by nA person or thing ready if needed in an emergency etc. 2. readiness for duty. 3. ready for immediate use. 4. (of air travel, theatre etc) not booked in advance but allocated on the basis of earliest availability.
Stand-down nA waiting , stopping, pursuing or fighting. 2. withdrawal or retirement from a position or from a team.
Standelwort nStander-grass; standwort; "Orchis mascula."
Stander-by nA by-stander, one reluctant to become involved. 2. a fence-sitter; a prevaricator.
Standfast nThat which stands firm and strong. 2. a solid or settled position.
Standfast adjFirm and steadfast in opinion; keeping to a fixed or stable position. 2. ready to stand one's ground.
Stand-first nExplanatory text that under the main heading of a news article, smaller than heading but still larger than the main heading.
Stand-in nA substitute; replacement. 2. a person who relieves an actor from tedious intervals and substitutes for him in hazardous actions, a position of influence or favor; a pull.
Standing nSocial or financial or professional status or reputation; "a man in or of good standing" 2. an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event. 3. the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position
Standing adjHaving a supporting base; "a standing lamp." 2. created for a particular occasion; "a standing committee." 3. of fluids: not moving or flowing; stagnant; "mosquitoes breed in standing water" 4. executed in or initiated from a standing position; "a standing ovation." 5. of persons: on the feet; having the torso in an erect

position supported by straight legs; "standing room only.' 6. erect, not cut down. 7. remaining in force or status. 8. stagnant; not moving or floating. 10. not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish, lasting. 10. not movable; fixed. 11. permanent; "a standing army"

Standing phr"Be In Good Standing" - be in favor or on good terms.
Standing phr"Bring Up Standing" - come to a sudden stop.
Standing phr"Leave One Standing" - progress much faster than somebody else.
Standing phr"Standing Room Only" - a situation where an event is so well attended, or public transportation so full, that all of the seats in the venue are occupied leaving only the ground or the floor for other people.
Standing cloud nA small cloud which remains stationary and is related to a geographical feature such as a mountain.
Standing end nThe end of the rope that is not used.
Standing rib nA cut of beef from the primal rib, one of the eight primal cuts of beef.
Standing room nSpace to stand in, e.g. in an arena, bus, theatre (to stand but not have a seat).
Standings nA collective of the standing of each team in a competition.
Standing-stone nRude unhewn stone pillars, standing singly or in groups, e.g. at Stonehenge erected in prehistoric days as burial-places or centres of worship.
Standing-wave nIn physics, the vibration of a system in which some particular points remained fixed while others between them vibrate with the maximum amplitude (traveling wave).
Stand-off nA draw or tie, as in a game. 2. a counter-balancing or neutralization. 3. a feeling or state of indifference, coolness, aloofness. 4. a situation where neither parties will make the first move. 5. a postponement.
Stand-offish adjWith a superior, unfriendly attitude. 2. cold or distant in manner, haughty, reserved, aloof.
Stand-offishly advCold or distant in manner
Stand-offishness nHaughtiness, aloofness, cold.
Stand-out nA remarkable, notable, or outstanding person or thing. 2. one who stubbornly refuses to agree, consent, or co-operate.
Stand-out adjRemarkable, notable, outstanding.
Standover adjThe height above ground of the top horizontal tube of the frame of a bicycle; should be less than the height above ground of the rider's groin.
Stand-pipe nA vertical pipe, as a reservoir, into to which water is pumped to give it a head; a water tower.
Stand-still nA pause, a cessation of motion or action; halt, stop, rest. 2. in a state of rest or inactivity. 3. a stoppage; an ability to move or proceed.
Stand-still adjStand still; in a state of inactivity; oran inability to go forward.
Stand-to nThe action or state of standing to; readiness for action or attack.
Stand-up adjOf a meal eaten standing. 2. of a fight; violent and thorough but fought fair and square. 3. of a collar upright, not turned down. 4. of a comedian, performing by standing before an audience and telling a joke.
Staneraw nThe stone lichen, stone-raw or "parnelia saxatilis." red-brown in colour - "dyed red in staneraw."
Stang nA pole, perch or stake. 2. a long wooden bar or beam.
Stang phr"Ride the Stang Pole" - to be mounted astride a pole and borne on the shoulders of two men, and carried through the streets for the derision of spectators.
Stanley-knife nA type of very sharp knife with a replaceable bade.
Staple nThe stem of the visible part of a tooth. 2. a post, pillar, column of wood, stone, metal. 3. pillar of coal left asa temporary support. 4. a short bar or rod of iron. 5. a piece of thin wire to join paper together.
Star nA celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior. 2. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field: ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, wizard. 3. any celestial body visible (as a point of light) from the Earth at night. 4. an actor who plays a principal role; lead. 5. a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem. 6. a performer who receives prominent billing; headliner. 7. the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub; star topology. 8. one of the innumerable luminous bodies seen in the heavens; any heavenly body other than the sun, moon, comets, and nebulae. 9. a planet supposed to influence one's destiny; (usually pl.) a configuration of the planets, supposed to influence fortune (in astrology). 10. that which resembles the figure of a star, as an ornament worn on the breast to indicate rank or honor. 11. specifically, a radiated mark in writing or printing; an asterisk, thus, used as a reference to a note, or to fill a blank where something is omitted, etc. 12. a person of brilliant and attractive qualities, especially on public occasions, as a distinguished orator, a leading theatrical performer, etc.
Star vbTo set or adorn with stars, or bright radiating bodies; to bespangle. 2. to be bright or attracting attention, as a star; to shine like a star; to be brilliant or prominent. 3. to feature as the star; be the star in a performance. 4: mark with an asterisk or little star.
Star adjIndicating the most important performer or role; the leading man; the starring role; a stellar role.
Star phr"Have Stars in One's Eyes" - the state of being overly or extremely impressed with something enchanted with romance.
Star phr"Make One Sees Stars" - apparently see flashing lights (after a blow to the head).
Star phr"My Star" - an expression of surprise.
Star phr"Shoot for the Stars" - to be unrealistic.
Star apple nAn edible apple-like purple fruit (with a starlike cross section) of a tropical evergreen tree.
Starbeam nA ray of light.
Star-birth nThe process in which a cloud of interstellar gas and dust collapses to form a new star. The collapse may be triggered by the shockwave from an exploding star, the gravity of a passing star cluster, or some other external source.
Star-blind adjHalf-blind.
Starboard n(O.E. steorbord) The right hand side of a vessel as one looks from stern to bow; opposed to larboard.
Starboard vbTo put, move, or turn to the helm to the starboard side,
Starboard adjOf or pertaining to the right of an observer on a vessel when facing the bow.
Starboard advFacing the starboard side.
Starburst nA pattern of radiating lines or rays around a central object, light source etc. 2. a period of intense activity, apparently star formation, certain galaxies.
Starch nA white, tasteless, solid carbohydrate, occurring in the form of minute granules in the seeds, tubers, and other parts of plants, and forming an important constituent of rice, corn, wheat, beans, potatoes, and many other vegetable foods. 2. a commercial preparation of this substance used to stiffen textile fabrics in laundering. 3. starches, foods rich in natural starch. 4. stiffness or formality, as of manner:so full of starch he can't relax. 5. informal: vigor; energy; stamina; boldness.
Starch vbTo stiffen or treat with starch. 2. to make stiff or rigidly
Starched adjOf a garment: having had starch applied. 2. stiff, formal, rigid, prim and proper.
Starchiness nThe state or quality of being stiffened or treated with starch. 2. stiffness of conduct and manner, primness, formality.
Starch-like adjResembling starch.
Starchly advIn a starched or starchy manner; stiffly, formally.
Starchwort nThe plant cuckoo pint, the tubers of which were once used to make starch.
Starchy adjPertaining to, or stiffened with starch, stiff. 2. formed of, containing or combined with starch; farinaceous. 3. (fig.) prim, formal, precise
Star cloud nA large group of many stars spread over very many light-years of space; the stars are not part of any structure but are in an area of greater than average stellar density.
Starcraft nThe art of interpreting or reading the stars, astrology.
Stardom nThe status of a theatrical or movie star.
Stardust nInnumerable minute stars, likened ,as seen in a telescope, to particles of dust. 2. meteoric matter in fine particles supposed to fall upon the earth from space; cosmic dust.
Stardust phr"Stardust in One's Eyes" - be dreamily romantic or unrealistic; limerence.
Stare nA fixed look with eyes open wide. 2. structure of piles driven round the piers of a bridge for protection and support; -- called also sterling. 3. the starling. (Obs.)
Stare vb To look with fixed eyes wide open, as through fear, abash, wonder, surprise, impudence, etc.; to fasten an earnest and prolonged gaze on some object. 2. to fixate one's eyes; to lokk earnestly. 2. to be very conspicuous on account of size, prominence, color, or brilliancy; as, staring windows or colors. 4. To stand out; to project; to bristle. (Obs.)
Stare phr"Stare at" - look intently at somebody.
Stare phr"Stare Down" - look intently at a curious or ill-mannered person, who is doing the same, and continue to look until he is forced to lower his eyes (often a playful trial of strength between two children).
Starer nOne who stares.
Stareblind adjThe rigidity of eyes in death.
Star-faring nA Science fiction term: traveling amongst the stars.
Starfield nA starry backdrop.
Star-fighter nA fictional type of spacecraft that is is intended to be used like a fighter plane in outer space.
Starfish nAny of the various radially symmetrical echinoderm (Asteroidea), commonly with a star-shaped body having five or more arms. Starfish feed mainly on molluscs, including oysters.
Starfished adjLying with arms outstretched; spread-eagled.
Star-grass nAny of various species of grass with star-shaped flowers.
Star-height adj(A computing theory ) - a measure of the structural complexity of a regular expression, equal to the maximum ?nesting depth of stars in the expression.
Starhood nState of being a star (of an astronomic object or a celebrity).
Staring nThe act of stare; gazing fixedly with eyes wide open. 2. the standing up of hair.
Staring adjThat which stares or looks fixedly with open eyes. 3. frantically wild. 4. shining, brightly coloured. 5. of hair, feathers: bristling; standing up. 6. of colors, glaringly, conspicuous. 7. stark staring mad. 8. staring with a stare or an opened-eyed fixed gaze. 9. of a story: sensational.
Staringly advIn a staring manner .
Stark advStark, as in "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"; completely wholly; entirely; absolutely; quite mad.
Stark adjDevoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"; blunt, crude,. 2. severely simple; austere, severe, stark, stern. 3. complete or extreme; as in "stark staring mad ". 4. providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare stony hills"; bare, barren, bleak, desolate. 5. of materials, substances: stiff; rigid, hard, unyielding. 6. complete; absolute; full; perfect; entire. 7. strong; vigorous; powerful of structure. 8. stark beer, stout and strong beer. 9. severe; violent; fierce. [Obs.] "In starke stours" i. e., in fierce combat or fighting. 10. mere; sheer; gross; entire; downright. 10. of persons: hard, obdurate, firm, unyielding; settled. 11. of judgement: stern, inflexible. 12. of science: hard, difficult. 13. of a wound: severe. 13. of torture: cruel, severe, painful. 14. inclement, harsh of climate and weather.
Stark vbTo stiffen, harden.
Stark-blind adjTotally blind; use of "stark" as a intensifier.
Starken vbTo make stark or inflexible.
Starkers adv(Slang) nude, naked.
Starkle vbo make a stir. 2. to use threatening gestures. 3. to show signs of fear; quake, be afraid.
Starked adjCongealed.
Starkly adjViolent, fierce, wild. 2. harsh, stern, rigid.
Starkly advStoutly, boldly, strongly, powerfully, harshly, sternly. 2. stiffly, rigidly, hard, tightly, firmly. 3. stiffly. not or without pliability.
Stark-naked adjCompletely naked.
Stark-nakednes nThe state of being completely naked.
Stark naught nSomething utterly worthless, or valueless. 2. something utterly bad, vicious, hurtful etc.
Starkness nRigidity or stiffness of body or limbs. 2. utter privation. 3. sternness, harshness. 4. absoluteness, utterness, bareness, nakedness.
Starless adjDestitute, or without stars or starlight. 2. unfavourable: not born under a propitious star sign. 3. luckless; starlessly.
Starlet nA promising young performer, esp. a women. 2. a little star.
Starlight nA light given by a star or stars.
Starlike adjResembling a star.
Starling nA small gregarious partly migrating bird, sturnis vulgaris.
Starlit adjLit by stars; star litten. 2. with stars visible.
Starmonger nA fortune-teller; an astrologer.
Star-nose nA north American (Condylura cristata).
Starquake n(astronomy) - a violent terror or quake that occurs in or near the surface of a star, especially a collapsed star.
Starred adjAdorned with stars or star spotted; marked with stars or a star. 2. marked with an asterisk. 3. affected by or influenced the stars. 3. advertised as a star performer of a movie.
Starrily advIn a starry way.
Starriness nThe state of being star-like, shining or having stars.
Starring adjOf, relating to, or in the manner of a star.
Starring vbThat which has the specified actor or actors, especially in leading roles in the cast (Anthony Perkins had a starring role in Psycho).
Starry adjSet with stars or star-like spots or points. 2. lighted by stars. 3. shining as or like stars. 4. star-shaped. 5. of, pertaining to, proceeding from or connected with stars; stellar, 5.of or relating to stars in entertainment.
Starry-eyed adjGiven to fanciful and impractical yearnings or wishes. 2. euphoric, well-beingly, fanciful.
Starry stone nAny of various fossilized stony corals (order Scleractinia).
Star sedge nA sedge species, Carex echinata.
Star seed nA person who lived in a previous lifetime in one star system, but is then reincarnated in another star system.
Star shell nAn explosive projectile designed to burst in the air and light up an enemy's position.
Star-shine nStarlight. 2. the shining, sparkling light of stars. 3. brightness; luminosity, sparkingness.
Starship nThe constellation "Argo Navis." 2. in science fiction, a manned spacecraft designed for interstellar travel.
Starshoot nA gelatinous substance found in marshy ground, onec suppposed to come from a shooting-star.
Star-shower nA shower of falling meteors; a meteoric shower.
Starship n(In science fiction) a large usually manned spacecraft for interstellar space travel.
Star-stone nA precious variety of sapphire stone which exhibits asterism.
Star stream nA systematic drift of stars.
Star struck adjFascinated or greatly impressed by stars in entertainment or stardom.
Star-studded adjContaining or covered with many stars, esp. featuring many famous performers. 2. a show, sporting event etc with many famous performers and entertainers.
Start nThe first or first part of a series of actions or operations, a journey, etc . 2. the place or time of starting, as of a race or performance. 3. a signal to proceed, as in a race. 4. a lead or advantage, either in time or distance and usually of specified extent, in a competitive activity: as, "an hour's start" 5. a slight involuntary movement of the body, as through fright, surprise. 6. an opportunity to enter a career, undertake a project, etc. 7. informal a surprising incident. 8. a part that has come loose or been disengaged.
Start nThe tail of an animal or bird; as in, the bird: "the redstart." 2. the tail of a plough. 3. the stalk of fruit. 4. the stem of a candle. 5. an outgrowth, a projecting point of something; esp. a sharp point of a stag's horn or antler. 6. a short space of time; a moment. 7. a short or long distance. 8. a sudden start; at an instant. 8. a sudden journey, flight, invasion. 9. to take start; decamp, runaway. 10. by starts; fits and starts.
Start vbTo begin or cause to begin (something or to do something); come or cause to come into being, operation, etc: he started a quarrel. 2. to make or cause to make a beginning of (a process, series of actions, etc). 3. sometimes followed by up: to set or be set in motion: "he started up the car." 4. to make a sudden involuntary movement of one's body, jump from fright. 5. sometimes foll by up, away, etc., to spring or jump suddenly from a position or place. 6. to establish or be established; set up: to start a business. 7. to support (someone) in the first part of a venture, career, etc 8. to work or cause to work loose. 9. to enter or be entered in a race. 10.to flow violently from a source: wine started from a hole in the cask. 11.to rouse (game) from a hiding place, lair, etc. 12. (esp of eyes) to bulge; pop. 13. an archaic word for startle. 14. informal: to commence quarreling or causing a disturbance. 15. to start with in the first place
Start phr"Fits and Starts" - intermittently; spasmodically.
Start phr"For a Start" - as in the beginning; in the first place.
Start phr"Get off to a Good Start" - to begin something well.
Start phr"Get the Start of" - gain an advantage over.
Start phr"Have a Head Start" - to have an advantage over others.
Start phr"Make a Fresh Start" - restart from the beginning.
Start phr"Start a Hare" - raise a topic or subject of conversation.
Start phr"Start for" - leave one place to go to another.
Start phr"Start In (On)" - begin to do something, as one's homework, research.
Start phr"Start Life" - begin one's life.
Start phr"Start Off" - to begin, commerce a journey. 2. begin a move, action, remark by saying or doing something special. 3. begin to criticize, scold, harangue etc.
Start phr"Start Of On" - cause to begin to work on something. 2. to begin talking, story-telling etc a the way that listeners find tedious. 2. set off on.
Start phr"Start Off On the Right Foot" - begin well.
Start phr"Start Off On the Wrong Foot" - begin badly.
Start phr"Start On" - attack, nag, bully.
Start phr"Start Out" - to start off, make a beginning. 2. begin a journey; leave a place.
Start phr"Start Off As" - begin as.
Start phr"Start Out Of" - to awake suddenly, emerge quickly, from one's daydream etc.
Start phr"Start Over" - begin again.
Start phr"Start Something" - cause trouble.
Start phr"Start the Rot" - begin a process of deterioration in personal life, society, industry, administation.
Start phr"Start Up" - begin, get going, set in motion, cause to begin or operate a machine, process, etc. 2. begin a career. a working life. 3. raise, occur, appear suddenly.
Start phr"Start With" - to begin with, to tend to first, in the first place, first and foremost. 2. before anything else is considered. 3. at the beginning; initially.
Start-box nThe compartment of a maze, into which the animal subject in a psychological experiment is initially placed.
Start-cold adjAn attempt to start an engine when it is cold.
Starter nOne who or that which starts; spec, one who sees that buses and other vehicles leave on schedule. 2. a self-starter. 3. a competitor at the start of a race. 4. a person who gives a signal to start a race.
Starter phr"For Starters" - to start with.
Startful adjApt to start; skittish.
Startfulness nThe state or quality of being skittish.
Star-thistle nSeveral species weed found in Europe and later the United States.
Starting adjEsp. of the eyes: bulging or protruding as in fear. 2. approximate to the beginning or start at an event. 3. a turn to be a starter in a game at the beginning.
Starting-five nThe five players in basketball who are initially playing for a team at the start.
Starting-gate nA movable barrier for securing a fair start in a horse races.
Starting-handle nA crank for starting an engine.
Starting-hole nA hole in which a hunted animal takes refuge. 2. a place in which a criminal or a hunted enemy finds refuge. 3. (fig). a means of evasion; a loophole.
Startingly advBy sudden starts or fits; spasmodically.
Starting stall nA compartment for one horse at the start of a race.
Startish adjApt to start or jib.
Startle nA sudden alarm.
Startle vbTo frighten or give a shock or surprise to. 2. to move abruptly, especially from fright or apprehension.. 3. to excite by sudden alarm or apprehension. 4.
Startled adjShocked, surprized, alarmed.
Startler nOne, who, or something, which starts. 2. a starting thing.
Startleless nWithout a start; having or giving no start.
Startling adjRousing sudden surprise, alarm or the like. 2. alarming, astonishing, surprizing.
Startlingly advIn a rousing, sudden, surprizing manner.
Startlish adjEasily startled; apt to take fright; esp. said of the startlishness of a horse.
Startlishness nThe state of being startled.
Startmeal adjBy stops and starts; fits and starts; staccative.
Start-off nBeginning, get-go; commencement +++
Start-up nA new or a business about to start operating.
Start-up nTne action or instance of rising or starting up, or beginning a business, organization etc..
Start-upper nOne whose actions causes the beginning of a business, organization etc.
Star turn nThe principal item in an entertainment or performance. 2. the main performer, or item in a program of entertainment; a notable, interesting or amusing person or event.
Starve vbOE. sterven: to be hungry; go without food; starve, hunger, famish. 2: die of food deprivation. 3. deprive of food; famish. 4. have a craving, appetite, or great desire for, hunger, thirst, starve, lust. 5. deprive of a necessity and cause suffering.

6. to destroy with cold. 7. to kill with hunger; as, maliciously to starve a man is, in law, murder. 8. to distress or subdue by famine, esp into a surrender. 9. to destroy by want of any kind; as, to starve plants by depriving them of proper light and air. 10. to deprive of force or vigor; to disable. 11. to die. to die; to perish. [Obs., except in the sense of perishing with cold or hunger. 12. to perish with hunger; to suffer extreme hunger or want; to be very indigent. 13. to perish or die with cold. "Starving with cold as well as hunger.

Starve phr"Starve Into" - force somebody to surrender by cutting off their food supply.
Starve phrStarve Of" to keep somebody or something short of; deprive of.
Starve phr"Starve Out" - force somebody to come out of their hiding-place etc, by cutting off their food supply.
Starved adjAtrophied, lean, thin. 2. of soil: poor in fertilising elements. 3. perished by cold.
Starvedly advIn the condition of one being starved or starving; parsimoniously.
Starveling nA starveling person, one who is habitually starved and hungry or is stinted of food. 2. one or something who is emaciated by lack of nourishment.
Starven vbTo cause to starve.
Starving nThe act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine.
Starving adjDeprived of food or famished.
Starvingly advIn a hungry manner; extremely hungry.
Starvy adjPoor in quality, starved in nutriment. esp. in reference to land and soil. 2. barren, unarable.
Star Wars nThe strategic defence initiative by President Reagan during the Cold War (from the title of a science fiction film 1977).
Starwards adjTowards the stars and heavens.
Starwort nA plant allied to the aster with starlike flowers or leaves, esp. greater stitchwort, stellaria, with small white flowers.
Stathel vbTo place on a foundation. 2. (lit and fig); to staddle; to establish.
Stathelfast adjFirm, steadfast, solid.
Stathelness nSolidity, firmness.
Stathelnessly advSteadfastly, firmly fixed.
Stave nPl. of staff. the stem of a ship. 2. one of the curved strips of wood forming a cask. 3. the rung of a ladder. 4. the five lines and spaces on which musical notes are written; verse or stanza.
Stave vbTo break up a cask into staves and let out contents. 2. to destroy wine by breaking or breaking a hole in the cask. 3. to cause a cask to break or fall in pieces. 4. to ward off , defer.
Stave phr"Stave In" - crush by forcing inwards.
Stave phr"Stave Off" - avert or defer danger or misfortune. 2. prevent something from overwhelming one.
Staveless adjWithout or lacking staves.
Stave-rew nAn alphabet; a staverow.
Stave-wood nA tall tree of tropcal America, one of the trees that yields quassia (Simaruba amara).
Stay nAny of various strong ropes or wires for steadying masts, funnels, etc.
Stay vbTo support or secure with a stay or stays: to stay a mast. 2. to put (a ship) on the other tack. 3.(of a ship) to change to the other tack.
Stay phr"In Stays" - (of a fore-and-aft-rigged vessel) heading into the wind with sails shaking, as in coming about.
Stead nOE. stede: place, AS. stede; akin to stand. staith, stithy. 2. stillness, as opposed to movement, stop, delay. 3. the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; take place of; in lieu of; position, place, lieu. 4. place, or spot, in general. (Obs., except in poetry.) 5. place or room which another had, has, or might have. 6. frame on which a bed is laid; a bedstead. 7. farmhouse and offices. Nb: the word is now commonly used as the last part of a compound; as, farmstead, homestead, roadstead, etc. 8. abode, area, bearings, bench mark, district. lieu, locale, locality, location, locus, place, point, position, region, site, situation, whereabouts.
Stead vbTo be in stead of, in place of; to fill the place of. 2.to stand in stead, or to do stead, to be of use or great advantage. 2. to help; to support; to benefit; to assist. 3. to aid, assist, do for, help out,
Stead Phr"Be in Stead."- to make up for the want of.
Stead phr"In Good Stead."- place or attitude of support; use; avail, service; "To Stand One in Good Stead" .
Stead phr"In the Stead of." - in the place of
Stead phr"In His Stead." - instead of, instead, in place of someone or something.
Stead phr"Stand One in Good Stead" - place or attitude of support; use, avail; service. See: "In Good Stead."
Steadfast adjMarked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; resolute; unbendable, persevering, unwavering, steady, stiff, unfaltering, unshakable. 2. firm and dependable; staunch, unswerving. 3. fast in place; firmly fixed or established; fast fixed; constant, firm. 5. abstaining from certain food or pleasures of life. 6. not fickle or wavering; constant; firm; resolute; unswerving; loyal, steady.
Steadfast land nMainland as opposed to an island.
Steadfastly advIn a firm, determined, resolute manner or way.
Steadfastness nThe quality of being constant, constancy, fixed in purpose, belief, fidelity, affection.
Steadful adjServiceable. 2. enriching.
Steadholder nA deputy, substitute, temporary replacement.
Steadily advAt a steady pace or rate. 2. in a steady manner.
Steading nA farm-house, sheds and offices. 2. a farmstead.
Steadiness nFreedom from wavering or indecision. 2. constancy of resolve or conduct. 3. the quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place; firmness. 4. the state of being steady, regularity and unvarying. 5. the quality or state of being steady, constancy, resolution, unchangeable.
Steadless adjHaving no place or position in space.
Steadman nA substitute, replacement, a fill-in
Stead-mother nA foster-mother.
Steady advIn a steady manner; steadily.
Steady adjNot subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat". 2. not liable to fluctuate or especially to fall, firm, steady, unfluctuating. 3. marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakeable, steadfast, resolve, firm, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering. 4. relating to a person who does something regularly. 5. not easily excited or upset; "steady nerves. 6. firm in standing or position; securely in position, not tottering or shaking; fixed; firm. 7. constant in feeling, purpose, or pursuit; not fickle, changeable, or wavering; not easily moved or persuaded to alter a purpose; resolute; as, a man steady in his principles, in his purpose. 8. regular; constant; undeviating; uniform; as, the steady course of the sun; a steady breeze of wind. 9. fixed; regular; uniform; undeviating; invariable; unremitting; stable.
Steady nA person loved by another person sweetheart, sweetie, truelove; a support.
Steady vbTo make steady; "steady yourself" steady, calm, becalm. 2.support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace, stabilize. 3. to make steady; to hold or keep from shaking, reeling, or falling; to make or keep firm; to support; to make constant, regular, or resolute. 4. to become steady; to regain a steady position or state; to move steadily.
Steady phr"Go Steady" - not be excessive or extravagant. 2. have a regular romantic friendship with somebody.
Steady phr"Steady As a Rock" - firm; reliable, very steady. 2. (fig) loyal.
Steady phr"Steady Down" - to become settled or stable in one's residence or life style. 2. to settle, take root, settle down.
Steady phr"Steady On" - take care, be more careful, stop going, talking so fast. 2. do not be so aggressive, angry, excessive.
Steady phr"Steady the Helm." - to keep it in the position in which it has been put.
Steady-going adjConsistent in performance or behavior, dependable, rock-steady. 2. staid, sober.
Steadying adjTo make or become steady.
Steal vbTo take (the property of another or others) without permission or right, especially secretly or by force. 2. to appropriate (ideas, credit, words, etc.) without right or acknowledgment. 3. to take, get, or win insidiously, surreptitiously, subtly, or by chance: 'he stole my wife.' 4. to move, bring, convey, or put secretly or quietly; smuggle - usually followed by away, from, in, into, etc. 5. baseball.(of a base runner) to gain (a base) without the help of a walk or batted ball, as by running to it during the delivery of a pitch. 8. to commit or practice theft. 9. to move, go, or come secretly, quietly, or unobserved. 10. to pass, happen, etc., imperceptibly, gently, or gradually.
Steal nAn act of stealing; theft. 2. the thing stolen; booty. 3. something acquired at a cost far below its real value; bargain. 4. baseball: the act of advancing a base by stealing.
Steal phr"Steal Away" - leave quietly 9and possibly also furtively)
Steal phr"Steal Over" - gradually fill or take possession of somebody.
Steal phr"Steal Someone's Heart" - acquire somebody's love and and affection.
Steal phr"Steal Someone's Thunder" - to appropriate or use the idea of another, plan, words, etc. 2. detract from what somebody else is saying, or doing, by accompanying it with a dramatic remark or action of one's own. 3. rob somebody of the chance to receive credit or praise.
Steal phr"Steal the Show" - outshine another performer, esp. unexpectedly. 2. get more attention, have more appeal and praise in a situation, than is expected.
Steal phr"Steal Up On" - advance or move quietly and carefully to a place, thus taking the occupant by surprise.
Stealer nOne who robs or steals.
Stealing nThe action of the verb "to steal" -to commit theft. 2. that which is stolen archaic). 3. the act of taking something unlawfully from others. 4. act or action of moving stealthily or unobtrusively.
Stealingly advBy stealing, furtively or with invisible motion.
Stealth nSecrecy, a secret procedure. 2. designed in accordance with or designting technology which makes detection by radar or sonr difficult.
Stealth phr"By Stealth" - surreptitiously.
Stealthful adjStealthy
Stealthfully advWith stealth.
Stealthiness nThe property of being stealthy.
Stealthy adjOf an action done with stealth; proceeding imperceptibly. 2. of a person or thing acting or moving with stealth. 3. done by stealth.
Steam nWater in the form of an invisible gas or vapor. 2. water changed to this form by boiling, extensively used for the generation of mechanical power, for heating purposes, etc. 3. the mist formed when the gas or vapor from boiling water condenses in the air. 4. an exhalation of a vapor or mist. 5. power or energy.
Steam vbTo emit or give off steam or vapor. 2. to rise or pass off in the form of steam or vapor. 3. to become covered with condensed steam, as a window or other surface (often followed by up). 4. to generate or produce steam, as in a boiler. 5. to move or travel by the agency of steam. 6. to expose to or treat with steam, as in order to heat, cook, soften, renovate, or the like. 7. to emit or exhale (steam or vapor). 8. informally. to cause to become irked or angry (often followed by up). 9. to convey by the agency of steam: to steam the ship safely into port.
Steam adjHeated by or heating with steam: a steam radiator. 2. propelled by or propelling with a steam engine. 3. operated by steam. 4. conducting steam: a steam line. 5. bathed with or affected by steam.
Steam phr"Blow or Let off Steam" - to give vent to one's repressed emotions, especially by talking or behaving in an unrestrained manner: "take my remarks seriously— I'm not just letting off steam.
Steam phr"Full Steam Ahead" - at maximum speed; as fast as possible.
Steam phr"Get All Steamed Up" - become angry, upset.
Steam phr"Get Up Steam" - get up enough steam to work an steam engine. 2. summon up vitality.
Steam phr"Have a Head of Steam" - have a momentum.
Steam phr"Let Off Steam" - relieve one's pent up feelings or energy; become exhausted. 2. blow off steam.
Steam phr"Lose Steam" - to slow down.
Steam phr"Run Out off Steam" - lose one's energy, impetus or enthusiasm.
Steam phr"Steam Along" - move across, along, away from by steam power (and possibly emitting puffs of steam).
Steam phr"Steam In" - start or join a fight.
Steam phr"Steam Off" - remove one piece of paper from another by passing steam over them.
Steam phr"Steam Up" - grow angrily, be or get worked up or act excitedly. 2. apply steam to something (as an envelope0 to open it. 3. be covered, cover with condensed.
Steam phr"Under One's Own Steam" - without assistance or external help, by oneself, unaided.
Steam bath nA room filled with steam for bathing.
Steam boat nA boat propelled by a steam engine.
Steam box nThe box or chest (steam-chest)through which steam is delivered from a boiler to an engine.
Steamer n???A a steamship; a vessel for cooking or washing by steam; a road-engine; fire engine, etc operated by steam.
Steam hammer nA forging-hammer powered by steam.
Steam heat nHeat produced by steam esp. by a central heating system that uses steam
Steam heater nA heater powered by steam.
Steaminess nThe quality of being steaming.
Steamimg drunk adjExtremely intoxicated; steaming.
Steam iron nAn electric iron that emits steam from holes in its flat surface to improve its pressing ability
Steamless adjWithout steam.
Steam-like adjResembling steam or some aspect of it.
Steam pipe nA pipe of a boiler tthrough which steam passes.
Steam room nA sauna, a hot room that is filled with steam in which a person sits for health reasons.
Steamship nShip propelled by a steam engine.
Steam shovel nAn excavator powdered by a steam engine.
Steamy adjConsisting of, abounding in, or emitting, resembling steam. 2. covered with condensed vapour. 2. of films, literature, etc., salacious, lustful, sexy, torrid.
Stean nA vessel for liquids, (or in later use for meat, bread, fish also) usually made of clay with two handles or ears, jar, pot, pitcher, urn
Steed nA stud horse, a stallion. 2. a high mettled horse used on state occasions in war on the lists; a great horse, as distinct from a palfrey. 3. from the C16th used poet. or rhetorically for a horse, usually one used for riding. 3. a wave-steed: a ship, boat.
Steedless adjWithout a steed or horse.
Steed-like adjResembling a steed or horse.
Steel nA alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon, used widely in construction. 2. a cutting or thrusting or weapon, like a sword, knife or dagger. 3. a knife with a rigid steel rod. 4. a variety of iron, consisting of wrought and cast iron. 5. anything of extreme hardness, characterized by sternness or rigor. 6. a bayonet, as (cold steel).
Steel vbTo overlay, point or edge with steel, to steel an axe. 2. (fig) to make hard or strong; to make insensible or obdurate. 3. (fig) to cause to resemble steel, as in smoothness, polish or other qualities.
Steel phr"Steel One's Heart Against" - suppress one's emotions.
Steel phr"Steel Oneself Against" - to concentrate in preparation for rigorous or possibly painful task. 2. harden, toughen, one in preparation for something, as a blow, disappointment. 3. to determine that, withstanding one's natural compassion , something shall not happen.
Steel blue nHaving a color similar to a bluish tinge of certain steels.
Steel-clad adjWearing armor.
Steel gray adjAny of several shades of dark, dull gray, like the color of finished steel.
Steel-head nA large, migratory rainbow trout, esp. after spawning.
Steel-hearted adjHardhearted, obdurate, callous, pitiless.
Steel-headed adjAn article, item, tool etc. whose head or other parts are covered or coated in steel. 2. a variety of rainbow trout, having silvery without striped sides.
Steeliness nThe state or quality of being steely.
Steeling nThe giving a steel edge or point to iron. 2. conversion to iron. 3. the process of covering or coating a metal plate with steel to make it more durable. 4. the steel part of a machine.
Steel-maker nA steel worker, a worker engaged in the production of steel. 2. a steelshaper or one who makes things from steel.
Steel-making nthe manufacture o steel.
Steel-pan nA percussion instrument made from a steel drum, originally from Trinidad.
Steelware nArticles made from steel.
Steel-wool nSteel fibres matted together for use as an abrasive or in the cleaning, polishing, and finishing utensils and the like.
Steel-work nSomething or articles made from steel such as a frame, foundation or building.
Steel-working nThe act of working steel, the creation of steelworks or steelwares.
Steel-worker nOne who works in a steel mill.
Steel-works nA foundry, a place where steel is made.
Steely adjMade,. 2. resembling, or containing steel. 2. (fig.) having steel-like hardness. 3. obduracy.
Steely-eyed adjHaving a hard, strong and determined look about oneself. 2. having a hard, strong and determined mindset/mentality.
Steen vbTo stone a person to death. 2. to line a wellor other excavation with stone, bricks or other material.
Steening nThe lining of a well or other excavation. 2. a paved ford across a river'.
Steep nStoup, dish or vessel made in the production of steel. 2. a rennet bag. +++
Steep nA cliff, hill, precipice; a precipitous place.
Steep adjMaking a large angle with the plane of the horizontal; precipitous. 2. exorbitant, excessive, high, as a price. 2. abrupt, high, precipitous, place.
Steep vbTo soak in liquid, as a softening, cleansing. 2. to saturate, imbue thoroughly.
Steep phr"A Bit Steep" - unreasonable.
Steep phr"Steep Oneself In" - absorb as much as possible of, soak (oneself) in.
Steep-down adjDeep and precipitous, having steep descent.
Steepen vbTo make or become steep or steeper.
Steepiness nThe property of being sleepy.
Steepish adjSomewhat steep; rather precipitous.
Steeping adjThe act of soaking in liquid.
Steeple nAn ornamental construction, usually ending in a spire, erected on a roof or tower of a church, public building; a tall ornamental tower that forms the superstructure of a church, temple. 2. a tower terminating in such a construction. 3. (loosely) a spire; any spire or pointed structure. 4. a tall ornamental tower that forms the superstructure of a church, temple, etc
Steeple vbTo provide with or form into a steeple or steeplelike configuration.
Steepled adjHaving a steeple or ornamental tower.
Steeple-less adjLacking or without a steeple
Steeple-liked adjResembling or like a steeple; towering.
Steeply advIn a steep manner.
Steepness nThe quality or condition of being strongly inclined, as to be be almost perpendicular.
Steep-sided adjHaving steep sides.
Steep-up adjTowering, spiraling, steeping, lofty and precipitous.
Steepy adjSteep.
Steer nControl, direction, guidance. 2. a helmsman, pilot, governor.
Steer vbTo guide the course of a vehicle etc. 2. to drive a group of animals. 3. to maneuver or manipulate a person or group into a place or course of action. 4. direct the conversation.
Steer nA young male ox; bullock. 2. a castrated male of cattle, especially one raised for beef production.
Steer vbTo castrate (a male calf).
Steer vbTo guide a vehicle by a wheel.+++++
Steer vbTo guide the course 2. to guide the course of; to guide an action. 3. to direct a group of animals 4.to maneuver or manipulate a person or group into a place or course of action 5. to direct the conversation.
Steering nEquipment used to control direction; something used to steer.
Steering arm nEquipment used to control the steering wheel to the torsion bars to steer a car or vehicle.
Steering wheel nA wheel by which a vehicle etc is steered
Steersman nA man who steers a ship; a helmsman.
Steersmanship nThe art of a skilled steersman.
Stem nStock of a family; a race or generation of progenitors. 2. branch of a family. 3. advanced or leading position botany: above-ground stalk of a vascular plant. 4. slender supporting member for an individual part of a plant narrow supporting structure on certain man-made objects. 5. linguistics: main part of a word. 6. typography: vertical stroke of a letter. 7. music: vertical stroke of a symbol representing a note in written music. 8. nautical: forward vertical extension of the keel. 9. component on a bicycle that connects the handlebars to the bicycle fork
Stem vbTo remove the stem from. 2. to stem cherries; to stem tobacco leaves. 3. to be caused or derived; to originate. 4. to descend in a family line. 5. to direct the stem (of a ship) against; to make headway against. 6. (obsolete) to hit with the stem of a ship; to ram.
Stem phr"Stem from" - arise from, have as is source orv cause.
Stem and Leaf nA stemplot; a means of displaying data used especially in exploratory data analysis.
Stemless adjHaving no stem.
Stemlike adjResembling a stem or stalk.
Stemmed adjHaving a stem.
Stem stitch nAn embroidery stitch used for narrow stems.
Stem turn nA turn on skis made by stemming on one ski.
Stemware nDrinking vessels with stems, as goblets, taken collectively.
Stem-winder nA watch wound by turning a head on the end of a stem rather than by a key.
Stench vbTo cause to emit a disagreeable odor, stink or reek.
Stench nA strong offensive odor; an obnoxious smell, a stink.
Stenchy adjHaving a stench or foul odor; malodorous.
Step nOne of a set of rests in a stair or ladder. 2. a running board. 3. space passed over by one movement of the foot in walking or running 4. a small space or distance. 5. a footstep. 6. a manner of walking. 7. a proceeding; measure; action; act

8. in plural: walk; passage. 9. portable framework of stairs. 10. nautical: framing in wood or iron which is intended to receive an upright shaft. 11. machinery: one of a series of offsets, resembling the steps of stairs. 12. machinery: bearing in which the lower extremity of a spindle or a vertical shaft revolves. 13. music: interval between two contiguous degrees of the scale. 14. kinematics: change of position effected by a motion of translation

Step afxDenoting a relationship like the one specified but resulting from a remarriage (stepson, stepbrother, step sibling, etc.
Step vbTo move the foot in walking. 2. to go on foot; especially, to walk a little distance. 3. to walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely. 4. figuratively: to move mentally. 5. to set, as the foot. 6. nautical: to erect.
Step phr"Break Step" - deliberately to break up the rhythm of regular marching, each marching at his own rhythm
Step phr"In Small Steps" - gradually.
Step phr"Follow In Somebody's Footstep" - do the same as one predecessor.
Step phr"Get In Step" - do as others do.
Step phr"In One's Step" - following a person's example.
Step phr"Keep Step" - remain in step.
Step phr"Mind One's Step" - be careful.
Step phr"Out Of Step (with)" - fail to keep in step. 2. nonconforming.
Step phr"Overstep the Mark" - fail to observe the proprieties.
Step phr"Step Aside" - to move out of one's way, let someone pass. 2. to make room for others as replacements by withdrawing from a position or service. 3. to deviate from the right or proper path. 4. to walk to a little distance; retire for the occasion.
Step phr"Step Back" - to stop what one is doing and evaluate the current situation. 2. to prevent oneself from becoming emotionally involved in a certain situation. 3. (rail transport, of a driver at a terminal station) to depart driving the train following the train they arrived into the station driving, so as to decrease service turnaround time.
Step phr"Step by Step" - gradually, cautiously by stages or degree.
Step phr"Step Down" - resign or retire from a position. 2. decrease voltage by using a transformer.
Step phr"Step Forward" - to volunteer for something; to offer one's services . 2. to present oneself (e.g. to give information, to offer help) come forward. 3. to admit one's wrongdoing; to turn up.
Step phr"Step In" - enter a room, house, etc. 2. intervene (to help or hinder). 3. act as a substitute for an indisposed colleague etc. 4. pay an informal visit. 5. intervene in a quarrel.
Step phr"Step Inside" - enter a house, an office etc.
Step phr"Step Into" - to enter unexpectedly. 2. to obtain unexpectedly.
Step phr"Step Into Somebody Else's Shoes" - assume, take control of, a responsible task or post from somebody else.
Step phr"Step Into the Ring" - to enter a competitive situation.
Step phr"Step It" - dance
Step phr"Step Off" - leave get off or out of, a vehicle etc. 2. in a military sense, begin to march.
Step phr"Step Off On the Wrong Foot" - begin a task, relationship etc., in the wrong way.
Step phr"Step On" - to put a foot down on, tread on. 2. to put a foot on so as to activate a treadle or brake. 3. to reprove or subdue.
Step phr"Step On a Rake" - to step on the tines of a grden rake, causing the handle of the rake to rise from the ground rapidly, invariably striking the person walking in the face.
Step phr"Step On It" - accelerate a motor vehicle; drive it faster. 2. hurry up, hasten, get going, quicken up. 3. take large steps.
Step phr"Step On Someone Toes/Corns" - to cause someone someone offense, by especially by trying to control something that is under their authority, or interfering in their private affairs. 2. behave (e.g. when taking up a new job) without the proper regard for the feeling of others.
Step phr"Step Out" - leave a room, house; go outside especially for a short time. 2. lengthen one's stride so as to move more quickly. 3. be active socially.
Step phr"Step Out of Line" - behave inappropriately or disobediently. 2. to infringe accepted rules of behavior.
Step phr"Step Outside" - invite someone to leave a private party, bar etc to have a fight.
Step phr"Step Over" - to relocate oneself to a position of a few steps away; step aside. 2. to carefully move making sure one doesn't step onto someone or something. 2. raise one's feet to cross an obstacle.
Step phr"Step Short" - to shorting the length of one stride; hence go more slowly.
Step phr"Step this Way" - differential formula meaning 'follow me'.
Step phr"Step Through" - to step through an open space in an otherwise solid object.
Step phr"Step Up" - increase, raise, intensify, enhance, improve. 2. increase voltage using a transformer. 3. come forward for some purpose.
Step phr"Take a Step Backwards" - to move further away from one's goal.
Step phr"Take Steps" - take action.
Step phr"Turn One's Steps" - go in a specified direction.
Step phr"Watch One's Step" - be very careful, look out for danger or set out to improve one's behavior.
Step-back nA reversion to a former state or situation.
Step-bairn nA step-child.
Step-brother na son of a step-parent by a marriage other than with one's father or mother..
Stepchild nA child of one's husband or wife by a previous marriage.
Step-by-step adjIn detail, describing each stage or step precisely and in order.
Step-daughter nFemale stepchild.
Step-down adjThat decreases gradually.
Stepfather nA male step-parent.
Stepfatherly adjLike or befiting a stepfather.
Step-in nA garment put on by being stepped into without fastening.
Step-in adjOf a garment put on by being stepped into without fastening.
Step-ladder na short ladder with flat steps and a folding prop, used without being leant against a surface.
Step-like adjResemmbling or like a step.
Stepmother nA female step-parent.
Step-motherhood nThe state of being a stepmother
Step-motherly advIn the manner of a stepmother.
Stepped-up adjIncresed by stages.
Stepper nOne who or that which steps. 2. (slang) a dancer.
Stepping-stone nA stone affording a footrest, as for crossing a stream. 3. that by which one advances or rises etc (in fortune, circustances etc).
Step-sibling nA step-brother or sister.
Step-sister nA daughter of a step-parent by a marriage other than with one's father or mother.
Stepson nA male step-child.
Step-stone nA door step.
Step-stool nA stool of various design with one or more steps; in some designs the steps may be folded away underneath the seat when not in use.
Step-up n(Of a transformer) that increases in stages. 2. an increase in steps or stages; gradually.
Step-wife nThe ex-wife of one's husband.
Stepwise adjIn the manner of steps; step by step. stepwise. 2. in a series of distinct stages; not continuously. 3. north american music :moving by adjacent intervals.
Ster sfxDenoting a person engaged in or associated with a particular activity or thing.
Sterling nProbably from late OE 'star' 2. pertaining to standard weight or purity; of solid worth; genuine, pure, denoting British money.
Stern adjSevere, grim, strict, rigorous enforcing discipline or submission. 2. harsh, hard, unrelenting, fixed, austere, cruel.
Sternly advIn a stern manner.
Sternness nThe state or quality of being stern. 2. the result or product of being stern.
Steven nThe voice in various application. 2. a loud voice. 3. voice in petition: cry, prayer, right of speaking. 4. fame; report. 5. sound, noise, din of singing, music, laughter. 6. outcry, noise, laughter, tumult, din. 7. a time, turn, vicissitude, occasion. 8. a set or appointed time. 9. a date affixed for a meeting or a payout. 10. a convened assembly. 11. a summons, a citation, bidding, comment.
Steven vbTo alternate, take turns, to appoint, to constitute, to summon, to specify, state. 2. to make an uproar, shout about, to deafen with noise.
Steven phr"With One Steven." - with one voice; in accord; unaminously.
Steven phr"A New Steven." - afresh, new; (fig) with new voice.
Stevened adjEmbroided.
Steven-free adjExemption from restriction to a particular time for the use of the Lord's mill.
Stevening nAn appointment.
Stew nO.E. stow - a fishpond; an oyster bed. 2. a breeding place for pheasants. 3. a stow.
Steward nA person who manages another's property or financial affairs; one who administers anything as the agent of another or others. 2. a person who has charge of the household of another, buying or obtaining food, directing the servants, etc. 3. an employee who has charge of the table, wine, servants, etc., in a club, restaurant, or the like. 4. a person who attends to the domestic concerns of persons on board a vessel, as in overseeing maids and waiters. 5. an employee on a ship, train, or bus who waits on and is responsible for the comfort of passengers, takes orders for or distributes food, etc.
Steward vbTo act as steward of; manage.
StewardshipnThe position and duties of a steward, a person who acts as the surrogate of another or others, especially by managing property, financial affairs, an estate, etc. 2. the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving: "as in better stewardship of lands crucial for wildlife habitat."
Stey adjOf a mountain, cliff, etc. approaching the perpendicular. 2. difficult of ascent; steep. 3. of a person: unbending, upright, reserved, haughty
Stick nA branch or shoot of a tree or shrub that has been cut or broken off. 2. straight trunk of a tree or log; a relatively long and slender piece of wood. 3. a long piece of wood for use as fuel, in carpentry, etc. 4. a rod or wand. 5. a baton, cudgel, staff or walking stick. 6. a thrust with a pointed instrument; stab.Stick 'piece of wood' and stick 'fix, adhere' come from the same Germanic source: the base 'stik' 'stak' 'stek' - sharp, prick ( which also produced English attach, stake, stitch, stockade, and stoke). Yet another derivative of the base was Old English sticels 'spine, prickle,' which forms the first element of the fish-name stickleback.
Stick vbTo furnish (a plant, vine, etc.) with a stick or sticks in order to prop or support. 2. to set (type) in a composing stick. to pierce or puncture with something pointed, as a pin, dagger, or spear; stab: to stick one's finger with a needle. 3. to kill by this means: to stick a pig. 4. to thrust (something pointed) in, into, through, etc.: to stick a needle into a pincushion. 5. to fasten in position by thrusting a point or end into something: to stick a peg in a pegboard. 6. to fasten in position by or as if by something thrust through: to stick a painting on the wall. 8. to have the point piercing or embedded in something: The arrow stuck in the tree. 9. to remain attached by adhesion. 10. to hold, cleave, or cling. 11. to remain persistently or permanently: a fact that sticks in the mind. 12. to remain firm, as in resolution, opinion, statement, or attachment in (stickleback)A branch or shoot of a tree or shrub that has been cut or broken off. 2. a relatively long and slender piece of wood. 3. a long piece of wood for use as fuel, in carpentry, etc. 4. a rod or wand. 5. a baton. 6. a thrust with a pointed instrument; stab.

7. a stoppage or standstill. 8. something causing delay or difficulty. 9. the quality of adhering or of causing things to adhere. 10. something causing adhesion. ????

Stick vbTo furnish (a plant, vine, etc.) with a stick or sticks in order to prop or support. 2. to set (type) in a composing stick. to pierce or puncture with something pointed, as a pin, dagger, or spear; stab: to stick one's finger with a needle. 3. to kill by this means: to stick a pig. 4. to thrust (something pointed) in, into, through, etc.: to stick a needle into a pincushion. 5. to fasten in position by thrusting a point or end into something: to stick a peg in a pegboard. 6. to fasten in position by or as if by something thrust through: to stick a painting on the wall. 8. to have the point piercing or embedded in something: The arrow stuck in the tree. 9. to remain attached by adhesion. 10. to hold, cleave, or cling. 11. to remain persistently or permanently: a fact that sticks in the mind. 12. to remain firm, as in resolution, opinion, statement, or attachment
Stick phr"Any Stick to Beat a Dog" - an excuse will do id it serves one's purpose.
Stick phr"Be a Clef Stick" - be in a dilemma.
Stick phr"Be a Good Old Stick" - to be a kind and thoughtful person.
Stick phr"Get Hold Of the Wrong End of the Stick" - misunderstand, not comprehend. 2. to get the story wrong, not know the true facts of the case. 3. be completely mistaken about something.
Stick phr"Get Stuck Into" - castigate a person.
Stick phr"Get The Wrong End of the Stick" - to be at disadvantage in a bargain or contest.
Stick phr"Give Somebody a Bit of Stick" - harangue, abuse verbally.
Stick phr"Hold Sticks With" - to compete on equal terms with.
Stick phr"Over the Sticks" - over the hurdles in a hurdle race.
Stick phr"Short/Rough End of the Stick" - (slang): the least desirable assignment, decision, or part of an arrangement.
Stick phr"Stand Over Somebody with a Stick" - to intimidate a person in order to get him /her to act in a particular way.
Stick phr"Stick At It" - persevere, work steady and persistently at something. 2. stick at something.
Stick phr"Stick At Nothing" - allow nothing esp. no scruple, to deter one. 2. behave in an unscrupulous way to get what one wants. 3. to be heedless of all obstacles in accomplishing one's desires; to be utterly unscrupulous.
Stick phr"Stick Away" - hide away, conceal.
Stick phr"Stick By /To/With" - to maintain, stay one's attachment or support loyalty to; remain faithful to. 2. stand by.
Stick phr"Stick Down" - fasten the cover,flap etc of something with glue, paste, glue etc. 2. place on the floor, put down. 3. write on paper.
Stick phr"Stick Fast" - adhere or become firmly fixed or trapped in a position or place.
Stick phr"Stick In" - fasten something into a book, etc., with glue , paste etc 2. persevere, hold out, hang in.
Stick phr"Stick In One's Throat" - be against one's principles. 2. I find (something) galling.
Stick phr"Stick In the Mind" - be vividly remembered; be frequently recalled to the conscious mind.
Stick phr"Stick it In" - to persevere, work hard.
Stick phr"Stick it Into" - to position something by pushing or thrusting it in(to something else). 2. to set something in(something or some place), especially roughly or without particular care. 3. of a sharp or pointed object, to poke, prick or pierce someone or something. 4. to pierce someone or something with some sharp object. 5. to enter something in a record of some kind. 6. to lodge or deposit some amount of money or credit into an account. 7. to instruct, direct, or force someone to enter or remain in some place, especially in a careless or thoughtless manner. 8. stick something into someone or something and stick something in to insert something into someone or something.
Stick phr"Stick It On" - make high charges. 2. tell an exaggerated story.
Stick phr"Stick It Out" - to persevere to the end. 2. endure something unpleasant.
Stick phr"Stick It to" (someone/them), slang. - to take advantage of; treat unfairly.
Stick phr"Stick It to the Man" - to take some action intended to defy a source of oppression such as globalization, commercialization, big business or government.
Stick phr"Stick It Out" - to endure something patiently to the end or its completion. 2. put up with or persevere with a burden etc to the end.
Stick phr'Stick On" - fasten something to the surface with paste, glue etc.
Stick phr"Stick One's Chin Out" - show firmness or fortitude.
Stick phr"Stick One's Heels In" - resist, oppose fiercely somebody's attempt to ignore one's rights, dictate to one.
Stick phrStick One's Neck Out." - expose oneself to censure etc by speaking or acting boldly. 2. behave in a bold, adventurous and possibly dangerous way (by expressing novel ideas, criticizing authority). 3. have the courage of one's convictions.
Stick phr"Stick One's Nose In" - to interfere or try to interfere. (as in an issue that doesn't concern one).
Stick phr"Stick One's Oar in" - to interfere or try to interfere. (as in an issue that doesn't concern one).
Stick phr"Stick One on Somebody" - hit, punch, strike somebody.
Stick phr"Sick One's Tongue Out" - cause or project or protrude one's tongue out as an act of defiance.
Stick phr"Stick Out." - to extend; protrude, jut out. 2. cause to project, thrust forward. 3. endure a difficult situation.
Stick phr"Stick Out a Mile" - be strikingly clear, stand out.
Stick phr"Stick Out For" - to persist in a claim for e.g. for better terms. 2. refuse to yield now, in the hope of getting better later on; hold out for.
Stick phr"Stick Out for" - persist in demanding.
Stick phr"Stick Out Like a Sore Thumb" - to be very obvious or incongruous. 2. stick out for a mile.
Stick phr"Stick the Knife Into Someone" - to act vindictively towards someone.
Stick phr"Stick to" - remain close to or fixed on or to; not move, stray, wander from. 2. remain faithful to. 3. persevere, keep to a subject; persist, stick to a point. 4. not abandon or change; hold to.
Stick phr"Stick Together" - remain united or mutually loyal. 2. be united in the face of some threat; stand together.
Stick phr"Stick to It" - persevere.
Stick phr"Stick to One's Fingers" - of money being embezzled by a person. 2. (of somebody else's property ) stay in one's possession; be stolen.
Stick phr"Stick to One's Game" - to confine oneself to activities in areas in which one has knowlegde and expertise.
Stick phr"Stick to One's Last" - persist or continue to the end; stick it out to the end, endure. 2. confine oneself to the work one is trained to do.
Stick phr"Stick Up" - to stop and rob, especially at gunpoint, forcing people to keep their hands in the air. 2. to be made erect or protruding upwards. 3. fasten to an upright surface. 3. fasten something with glue, nails etc to an upright surface, pole etc.
Stick phr"Stick Up for." - to speak in favor of; come to the defense of; support a person or cause.. 2. take somebody's side in a quarrel or fight; support a particular cause; stand up for.
Stick phr"Stick Up to" - be assertive in the face of; offer resistance to.
Stick phr"Stick With" - remain in touch with or faithful. 2. stay close to somebody in the face of danger, emotional turmoil. 3. persevere with.
Stick phr'Stick With Which to Beat Somebody" - knowledge (usually confidential)about somebody used to put pressure on her/her
Stick phr"Stick Your Hands Up" - hold your hands above your head; put one's hands up - a command used by bandits in movies, etc.
Stick phr"Stuck Up" - conceited.
Stick phr"The Words Stuck in My Throat" - I could not get myself to say the intended words.
Stick phr"Up Sticks" - go live elsewhere.
Stick bridge nA temporary bridge of undressed timber; a bush bridge. 2. The stick bridge is a classic science demonstration and competition. Every year many students world-wide build bridges made solely from popsicle sticks and glue, to see which designs can hold the most weight.
Sticker nOne who holds tenaciously to anything one who or that which fastens with or as paste. 2. a poster, affiche. 3. anything that confuses or silences a person; a puzzles. 4. prickly, stem, thorn, or bur.
Stickfast flea nEchidnophaga gallinacea, commonly known as the hen flea, stickfast flea and sticktight flea, occurs on a wide range of bird and mammal hosts. If uncontrolled it causes anaemia, loss of condition, severe skin irritation and sometimes death.
Stick-fight nA fight or contest in which sticks are used as weapons; an instance of stick fighting.
Stick-fighter nA fighter in a contest in which sticks are used as weapons.
Stick-fighting nThe action of fighters oin a contest in which sticks are used as weapons; an instance of stick fighting.
Stick-fingered adjPossessing the behavorial traits of stealing, especially of engaging in petty theft while handling money or goods. 2. skilled at catching a bsll at sport.
Stick-food nFood on sticks, skwers, as kebabs.
Stickiness nThe quality of being of being adhesive. 2. stubbornness, stiffness, woodiness.
Sticking-board nA framed board for steadying small pieces whilst being stuck, or molded, by hand.
Stick-it adjUnsuccessful; having failed or given up something.
Stickle nA prickle, spine, obsolete except in compounds.
Stickle vbTo contend about rifling matters. 2. to insist or hesitate about petty reasons. 3. to act as an official, umpire at a sporting event. 4. to mediate or interpose; to intervene among participants or combatants. 5. to stop, quell a dispute. 6. to take an active in a cause or affair. 7. to strive or contend for a desired object, issue, principle, etc. 8. to take the part of , stand up for a person. 9. to make difficulties, raise objections, haggle. 10. to be tardy in given one's acceptance; to hesitate, scruple, take offence at.
Stickleback nA small spiny-finned fish of the genus "Gasterosteus" or the family "Gasterosteidae," found in both fresh and salt water.
Stickler nPerhaps from Old English stihian, stihan to arrange. A moderator or umpire at a tournament, a wrestling or fencing match etc. 2. an active partisan (a great, chief, etc.,) agent, mover, instigator. 3. in an unfavorable sense: factious, seditious, or pragmatic contender, a wrangler, busybody. 4. one who fights or contends against; an opponent, antagonistic, one who makes difficulties or raises objections. 5. a second or backer. 6. one who fights for a cause or issue. 7 one who stands out for ceremony, form, structure etc.
Stickless nHaving no stick.
Sticklike adjResembling a stick n form.
Stick-man nA dealer in gambling who gathers the dice with a stick.
Stickpin nAn ornamental pin for a tie.
Sticks n"The Sticks" - a timber forest. 2. backwoods, or obscure rural district.
Stickshift nA manual transmission, controlled by a gear. 2. a car with a manual transmission. 3. car collectively with such a transmission.
Stick spider nArgyrodes gracilis.
Stick-thin adj(Especially of a person's limbs or figure) angular and sharply defined; very skinny
Stick-to-it-ness nDoggedness, obduracy, stubbornnesss, tenacity, or harmonic singing.
Stick-up nA thief armed with a revolver who orders his victims to put their hands up; also, a job performed by this type of criminal, a hold-up.
Stickupiness n
Stickwater nLiquid obtained during the processing of meat or organic waste; specifically the liquid that is squeezed out when cooked fish are compressed during the manufacture of fish meal and fish oil, often concentrated and used as an animal feed supplement.
Stickweed nRagweed.
Stickwork nThe use of the stick in hockey and lacrosse.
Stickwort nAgrimony.
Sticky adjHaving the property of adhering; also viscid, glutinous.
Sticky phr"Come to a Sticky End" - die or come to grief in an unpleasant or painful way
Sticky phr"Have Sticky Fingers" - have a reputation as a thief; be dishonest.
Sticky sweet nExtremely sweet, too sweet.
Stiff adj(of an object) rigid, hard to bend, inflexible. 2. (figuratively, of policies and rules and their application and enforcement) inflexible; rigid. 3. (of a person) formal in behavior; unrelaxed. 4.(colloquial) harsh, severe. 5. (of muscles or parts of the body) painful as a result of excessive or unaccustomed exercise. 6. potent. 7. dead, deceased. 8. (of a penis) erect.

9. (cooking, of whipping cream or egg whites). 10. (mathematics) Of an equation: for which certain numerical solving methods are numerically unstable, unless the step size is taken to be extremely small.

Stiff phr"Keep a Stiff Upper lip" - firmness, fortitude, obstinate courage in the face of pain or adversity.
Stiff phr"Stiff As a Board" - rigid, very stiff.
Stiff phr"Stiff Cheese!" - circumstances which may be unwelcome but which will not be altered and in respect of which no great sympathy is felt.
Stiff phr"Worried Stiff" - very anxious; very worry.
Stiff-arm nStraight-arm.
Stiff-backed adjObstinate.
Stiff drink nA drink with alcoholic content.
Stiffen vbMake or become stiff.
Stiffener nOne who, or that which, stiffens; usually a large glass of brandy, whisky, a pick-me-up etc.
Stiffening nAn item, material or feature that makes something stiffer.
Stiff-lipped adjMaintaining a stiff upper lip; resolute, self-restraining.
Stiffly advIn a stiff manner.
Stiff-necked adjHaving a stiff neck. 2. chiefly, fig. of persons, with Biblical ref: obstinate, stubborn, inflexible, haughty.
Stiffness nrigidity, inflexibility. 2. inelegance. 3. lack of relaxedness. 4. muscular tension.
Stiffship nToo much weight concentrated in the lower holds of a vessel, resulting in excessive stability.
Stiff upperlip nFirmness, fortitude, courage in the face of danger, difficulties, grief etc.
Stiffware nIn computing (derogatory) software that is inflexible, cannot be customized or upgraded.
Stiffy n(Slang)an erection of the penis. 2. a computer floppy disk of the kind supplied in a stiff plastic shell.
Stile nA arrangement of steps or the like, contrived to allow passage over or through a fence to one person at a time, while forming a barrier to sheep or cattle.
Still adj[Old English stille; immobile, motionless; stationary. 2. undisturbed or tranquil; silent and calm. 3. not sparkling or effervescent: a still wine. 4. gentle or quiet; subdued. 5. (of a child) dead at birth
Still advContinuing now or in the future as in the past: 'Do you still love me? 2. up to this or that time; yet. 3. often used with a comparative: even or yet: still more insults. 4. quiet or without movement: sit still. 5. poetic , dialect always.
Still n(Poetic): silence or tranquillity: the still of the night. 2. a. a still photograph, esp of a scene from a motion-picture film. b. ( as a modifier ): a still camera. 3. never moving, fixed, standing, not changing physical position, stopping gradually evolved metaphorically.
Still vbTo make or become still, quiet, or calm; to allay or relieve: fears were stilled
Still conjEven then; nevertheless: he still cries.
Still phr"Still and All" - nevertheless.
Still phr"Still as Death" - without sound or movement.
Still phr"Still as the Grave" - without sound or movement.
Still phr"Still Waters Run Deep" - a quiet mannered person may conceal a depth of feeling(deep emotion); great knowledge or cunning.
Still-birth nBorn lifeless and motionless; dead at birth. 2. born in a stage of suspended animation. 3. still-born.
Still-born adj(Of a child) born dead; dead at birth.
Stilled adjBrought to a standstill. quieted.
Stiller nOne who or something which, makes still, quietly or tranquil.
Still-fishing nFishing from a boat at anchor.
Still-hunt nPursuit of game in a stealthy manner, or under-cover, stalking. 2. transfig. the pursuit (as in politics etc) of any object quietly or cautiously, secretly, in an underhanded way; still-hunting.
Still-hunt vbTo pursue game in a stealthy manner, to stalk. 2. to pursue any object quietly or with caution.
Still-hunter nOne who pursues game in a stealthy manner, to stalk. 2. a pursuer any object quietly or with caution.
Still-life nA representation of an inaminate objcts, as a painting of a bowl of fruit, flowers. 2. category of subject matter in which inaminate objects are represented , as in a painting or photography.
Stillness nSilence; quiet; hush. 2. the absence of motion.
Still-raw adjOf feelings still hurting because emotional wounds. 2. of physical wounds still healing.
Stillroom nRoom for distilling. 2. a housekeeper's storeroom in a large house.
Still-sitting adjSedentary, inactive, armchair.
Still-stand nAn armistice; calque after the German: "waffen stillstand"
Still-water nStagnant water.
Stilly adjSecret. 2.characterised by stillness.
Stilly advIn a quiet, calm manner without noise, silent, quietly, secretly.
Sting vbTo prick or wound with a sharp-pointed, often venom-bearing organ. 2. to affect painfully or irritatingly as a result of contact, as certain plants do: to be stung by nettles. 3. to cause to smart or to cause a sharp pain. 4. to cause mental or moral anguish: to be stung with remorse. 5. to goad or drive, as by sharp irritation. 6. to use, have, or wound with a sting, as bees. 7. cause a sharp, smarting pain, as some plants, an acrid liquid or gas, or a slap or hit. 8. to cause acute mental pain or irritation, as annoying thoughts or one's conscience. 9. to feel acute mental pain or irritation. 10. to feel a smarting pain, as from a blow or the sting of an insect.
Sting nAn act or an instance of stinging. 2. a wound, pain, or smart caused by stinging. 3. any sharp physical or mental wound, hurt, or pain. 4. anything or an element in anything that wounds, pains, or irritates: to feel the sting of defeat; "Death, where is thy sting?" 5. capacity. 6. collect money from somebody which he unwilling to give.
Sting phr"Sting in the Tail" - something unpleasant revealed only in the final outcome or conclusion.
Sting phr"Take the Sting Out of" - reduce the severity and unpleasantness of.
Stinger nOne who or that which stings. 2. a plant or animal that stings. 3. an insect that stings. 4. a cocktail made of brandy and white crème de menthe. 5. a sharp painful blow.
Stingfish nA stingray.
Stinginess nExtreme avarice; meanness in money matters.
Stinging adjThat uses a sting, causing acute pain, 2. sharp, pungent, telling.
Stinging hair nOne of the hairs of a nettle, charged at the base with an irritating fluid which is injected beneath the skin when touched.
Stingingly advIn the manner of sharp, acute pain. 2. in a sharp, pungent or telling way.
Stinging-nettle nA nettle Urtica diolca, having stinging hairs.
Stingless adjHaving no sting.
Stingy adjHaving a sting; stinging, sharp, virulent; often fig. of controversy. 2. mean, niggardly, parsimonius.
Stink vbIn OE. to smell sweetly; to emit a strong offensive smell (by C13th); to reek. 2. to be offensive to honesty or propriety; to be in extremely bad repute or disfavor. 3. informal: to be disgustingly inferior: "that book stinks." 4. Slang. to have a large quantity of something (usually followed by of or with). 5. to cause to stink or be otherwise offensive (often followed by up ): an amateurish performance that really stank up the stage. 6. to be abhorrent, to savour offensively something. 7. to drive animals or persons out of a place by stench or suffocating fumes.
Stink nA strong offensive disgusting, smell; stench. 2. evil-smelling quality, offensive odour. 3. informal. an unpleasant fuss; scandal. 4. reek.
Stink phr"Like Stink" - intensely, extremely hard or fast.
Stink phr"Stink in Another's Nostrils" - fig. to be offensive, be abhorrent, to savour offensively of something.
Stink phr"Stink On Ice" - be of poor quality; even repulsive.
Stink phr"Stink Out" - to repel or drive out by means of a highly offensive smell.
Stink phr"Stink to High Heaven" - have a strong offensive smell because of contamination by dirt, disease, or contact with something unpleasant. 2. strongly suggest dishonesty, intrigue, corruption. 3. smell to high heaven.
Stinker nA person or thinng that stinks. 2. (slang) an objectionable person or thing. 3. a letter etc conveyinng strong disapproval.
Stinkcat nA skunk. 2. a civet cat.
Stink-eye nAn unpleasant look (as a gaze); dirty look; evil-eye.
Stinkhorn nA fungus of putrescent nature and abominable odor. 2. a name for various ill-smelling fungi.
Stinkily advIn a stinking way.
Stinkiness nthe state or condition of being stinky.
Stinking nThat smells; offensively smelling. 2. used as a vague epithet connoting intense disgust and contempt.
Stinking drunk adjOffensively drunk and disorderly.
Stinkingly advIn a stinking manner.
Stinking toes nHymenaea courbaril is a tree common in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. ... It is also known as "stinking toe", "old man's toe", and "stinktoe" because of the unpleasant odor of the edible pulp of its seed pods. 2. cana fistula
Stinkless adjThat does not stink; that lacks a bad smell
Stink-pot nA pot or jar containing a disinfectant. 2. a hand-missile charged with a combustibles emitting a suffocating smoke, used in boarding a ship or effecting a diversion while the assailants gain the deck. 3. a sailors name for the petrel.
Stinkstone nA name given to various limestone which give out a fetid odour or being scratched or struck.
Stinkweed nThe cruciferous plant "Diplotaxis muralis" 2. US. the Thorn apple: "Datura stramonius"
Stinkwood nAn African tree, Ocotea bullata, with foul-smelling timber.
Stinky adjHaving a strong or unpleasant smell.
Stint vbTo be frugal; get along on a scanty allowance, as, "don't stint on the food." 2. archaic. to cease action; desist. 3. to limit to a certain amount, number, share, or allowance, often unduly; set limits to; restrict. 4. archaic. to bring to an end; check. 5. obsolete" to make blunt or dull.
Stint nA period of time spent doing something,as a two-year stint in the army. 2. an allotted amount or piece of work: to do one's daily stint. 3. limitation or restriction, especially as to amount: to give without stint. 4. a limited, prescribed, or expected quantity, share, rate, etc.: to exceed one's stint. 5. obsolete . a pause; halt a limit.
Stint phr"Stint of" - give somebody a small suppy of. 2. keep somebody short.
Stinted adjConstrained, restricted, confined.
Stintedly advIn a constrained, restricted or confined manner.
Stintedness nState of being constrained, restricted or confined.
Stinter nOne who, or that which, stints.
Stinting nThe act of one who stints.???
Stintingly advIn a stinting manner.
Stintless adjThat may not be stinted or cause to cease. 2. that may be not satisfied or assuaged. 3. supplied without stint.
Stir vbTo move one's hand or an implement continuously or repeatedly through (a liquid or other substance) in order to cool, mix, agitate, disturb, dissolve, etc., any or all of the component parts. 2. to set in tremulous, fluttering, or irregular motion. 3. to affect strongly; excite: to stir pity. 4. to incite, instigate, or prompt (usually followed by up). 5. to move briskly; bestir: to stir oneself. 6. to move, especially slightly or lightly: Not a leaf stirred. 7. to move around, especially briskly; be active. 8. to become active, as from some rousing or quickening impulse. 9. to be emotionally moved or strongly affected. 10. to be in circulation, current, or afoot.
Stir nThe act of stirring or moving. 2. the sound made by stirring or moving slightly.

3. a state or occasion of general excitement; commotion. 4. a mental impulse, sensation, or feeling: a stir of hope. 5. a jog, poke, or thrust. 6. fuss, pother, agitation, disorder, agitation, uproar, bustle, prison, jail, penitentiary. (sl)

Stir phr"Stir a Finger" - lift a finger: make a minimum effort; more often negatively: 'never lift or stir a finger'.
Stir phr"Stir in" - mix or add an ingredient with a substance by stirring.
Stir phr"Stir the Blood" - inspire or arouse enthusiasm, courage, excitement (in one).
Stir phr"Stir to the Depths" - move deeply, profoundly.
Stir phr"Stir the Pot" - to cause unrest or dissent. 2. set out to raise controversial issues.
Stir phr"Stir Up" - to mix parts etc thoroughly. 2. to excite, rouse the passion of, provoke, stimulate.
Stir phr"Stir Up a Hornet's Nest" - to take action which results in unpleasant side-effects.
Stirk nA young bullock or heifer, usu. between one or two years old. 2. used as a term of abuse: foolish person.
Stirless adjNot or without stirring, motionless.
Stirrer nOne who to incite, instigate, or prompt (usually followed by up). 2. an implement moved by one's hand continuously or repeatedly through (a liquid or other substance) in order to cool, mix, agitate, disturb, dissolve, etc., any or all of the component parts.
Stirring nA beginning to move. 2. the act of stirring. 3. commotion, agitation, tumult.
Stirring adjRousing, exciting, thrilling, moving, active, bustling, or lively.
Stirrings nA mental impulse, sensation or feeling of hope; something of hope.
Stirrup nA loop, ring, or other contrivance of metal, wood, leather, etc., suspended from the saddle of a horse to support the rider's foot. 2. any of various similar supports or clamps used for special purposes. 3. nautical . a short rope with an eye at the end hung from a yard to support a footrope, the footrope being rove through the eye. 4. also called binder (in reinforced-concrete constructions) a U-shaped or W-shaped bent rod for supporting longitudinal reinforcing rods.
Stirrup-bone nThe stapes.
Stirrup-iron nThe metal looop of a stirrup.
Stirrup-leather nThe strap attaching a stirrup to a saddle.
Stir-up adjTo set in motion, agitate, to push or poke so as to displace, mix or disturb the parts of. 2. to rouse to action, activity or motion; incite, instigate, stimulate. 3. to excite, provoke, induce, to raise, set on foot (strife, disturbance etc.); to arouse (feeling or emotion).. 3. to stir the pot.
Stir-up Sunday nThe last Sunday after Trinity. So called from the first two words of the collect: stir up, we bessech thee, O Lord, the wills of the faithful people ..."
Stitch nOne complete movement of a threaded needle through a fabric or material such as to leave behind it a single loop or portion of thread, as in sewing, embroidery, or the surgical closing of wounds. 2. a loop or portion of thread disposed in place by one such movement in sewing: to rip out stitches. 3. a particular mode of disposing the thread in sewing or the style of work produced by one such method. 4. one complete movement of the needle or other implement used in knitting, crocheting, netting, tatting, etc. 5. the portion of work produced. 6. a space passed over; a span of time. 7. a fragment.
Stitch vbTo work upon, join, mend, or fasten with or as if with stitches; sew (often followed by together): to stitch together flour sacks to make curtains; a plan that was barely stitched together. 2. to ornament or embellish with stitches: to stitch a shirt with a monogram.
Stitch phr"A Good Stitch" - a considerable distance.
Stitch phr"Drop a Stitch" - in knitting, crocheting, etc to let a loop fall off the needle or hook.
Stitch phr"Have Someone In Stitches" - to greatly amuse a person.
Stitch phr"In Stitches" - convulsed with laughter; laugh uncontrllably.
Stitch phr"Make Stitches" - join together, or sew.
Stitch phr"Not Have a Stitch On" - be totally naked.
Sting phr"Sting in the Tail" - something unpleasant revealed only in the final outcome.
Stitch phr"Stitch in Time" - immediate action taken as soon goes wrong saves a lot of work later.
Stitch phr"Stitch Onto" - attach something to a garment etc with stitches made by needle and thread.
Stitch phr"Stitch Up" - (slang)an act of incriminating a person for a crime. 2. often derogatory an act of securing the outcome of something to one's advantage.
Stitch phr"Stitch Up A Deal" - to successfully conclude a deal.
Stitcher n(Slang): a tailor.
Stitching nStitches collectively; ie. the portion of loops of thread etc. fastened in the material sewn as the result of sewing. 2. also a series of stitches. 3. the threads, silk etc., of which stitches are made. 4. the act of a person or thing that stitches a series or line of stitches. 5. mending by means of sewing.
Stitchless adjWithout a stitch; seamless.
Stitch-up vbTo be made or put together by sewing. 2. to close the edges of a wound by sewing the edges together. 2. to maliciously or dishonestly incriminate someone.
Stitchwort nA name for Stellaria holostea, with an erect stem and white starry flowers, once thought to cure a stitch inthe side.
Stock nOld English stocc "stump, post, stake, tree trunk, log," also "pillory" (usually plural, stocks), from Proto-Germanic *stukkaz "tree trunk" Old Norse stokkr "block of wood, trunk of a tree," Old Saxon, Old Frisian stok. Meaning "ancestry, family" (late 14c.) is a figurative use of the "tree trunk" sense (cf. family tree). This is also the root of the meaning "heavy part of a tool," and "part of a rifle held against the shoulder" (1540s). Meaning "person as dull and senseless as a block or log" is from c.1300; hence "a dull recipient of action or notice" (1540s). Meaning "framework on which a boat was constructed" (early 15c.) led to figurative phrase on stocks "planned and commenced" (1660s). Meaning 'supply", "store" is somewhat a mystery. It may be that a tradesman's supply of goods was thought of metaphorically as a trunk of a tree, from which profits grew like branches; or from an unrecorded application of stock to a wooden storage box or chest.
Stock phr"On the Stocks" - of literary planned and commenced. 2. in construction or preparation.
Stock phr"On the Stock of" - on the basis or grounds of.
Stock-blind adjQuite blind.
Stock-dead adjQuite dead.
Stock-deaf adjQuite deaf
Stockiness nThe state or quality of being stocky.
Stockish adjLike a stock or block of wood; stupid.
Stockpot nA pot in which the juices of meat and vegetables, are kept for making soup.
Stock-still adjAs still as a stock (tree-trunk); quite or completely motionless.
Stocky adjOf plants: of strong and sturdy growth. 2. of a root: woody, as distinct from fibrous. 3. of a person, etc. short and thickset.
Stole nOriginally equipment, array, clothing, hence (long) robe, garment.
Stolen phr"Stolen Sweets (of love: infidelity) are the Sweetest" - stolen, secret, unearned, or undeserved pleasures are often the most pleasurable. 2. things procured by stealth, and game illicitly taken , have the charm of illegality to them more palatable. Solomon says, "Stolen waters are sweet, a bread eaten secretly is pleasant"
Stone nThe hard substance, formed of mineral matter, of which rocks consist. 2. a rock or particular piece or kind of rock, as a boulder or piece of agate. 3. a piece of rock quarried and worked into a specific size and shape for a particular purpose: paving stone; building stone. 4. a small piece of rock, as a pebble. 5. precious stone. 6. a testicle.
Stone vbTo throw stones at; drive by pelting with stones.2. to put to death by pelting with stones. 3. to provide, fit, pave, line, face or fortify with stones. 4. to rub(something) with or on a stone, as to sharpen, polish, or smooth. 5. to remove stones for, as fruit.
Stone adjMade of or pertaining to stone. 2. made of stoneware: a stone mug or bottle. 3. stonelike; stony; obdurate: a stone killer; stone strength.
Stone advCompletely; totally (usually used in combination): stone cold.
Stone phr"A Stone's Throw (Away)" - a very short distance away; nearby.
Stone phr"Draw/Get Blood Out of a Stone" - try to do the impossible.
Stone phr"Fall On Stony Ground" - be deliberately ignored.
Stone phr"Have a Heart of Stone" - of an obdurate or unemotional nature.
Stone phr"Leave No Stone Unturned" - try all possible means within one's power to gain a certain outcome.
Stone phr"Reach a Milestone" - achieve a goal.
Stone phr"Stone Me" - exclamation of complete surprise.
Stone phr"Stone of Heaven" - jade, especially green jade whose prestige derives from its intense beauty and extraordinary scarcity.
Stone phr"Stone the Crows" - expression of surprise or dismay.
Stone phr"Stoned ut Of One's Mind" - very drnk or drugged.
Stone phr"Those in Glass Houses, Should Not Throw Stones" - those less than perfect are foolish to criticize others.
Stone phr"Throw Stones" - make aspersions on a person's character. 2. cast (the first) stone.
Stone phr"Throw the First Stones" - be the first to make accusations, especially though guilty oneself. 2. cast the first stone.
Stone phr"Within a Stone's Throw" - very near or close.
Stone phr"You Have Stones in Your Mouth" - applied to one who stutters or speaks indistinctly.
Stone-axe nA two-edged axe used for hewing stone. 2. an axe made of stone
Stone-blind adjBlind as a stone; completely blind.
Stone bow nA stone-arch. 2. a crossbow for shooting stones.
Stone bramble nA plant species of the genus Rubus.
Stone-break nA plant, the meadow, saxifrage.
Stone-breaker nOne who breaks stone. 2. a machine for crushing stone.
Stone-broke adjPenniless; completely.
Stone-breaker nA machine for breaking stones.
Stone-built adjBuilt or constructed from stone.
Stone-cast adjThe distance a stone can be thrown by hard.
Stone-coal na hard coal; anthracite.
Stone-cold adjCompletely cold.
Stonecraft nThe art or skill of working in stone.
Stone-crop nThe common name for "sedum acre" a bright yellow flower and small cylindrical sessile fleshy leaves, growing in masses on rocks and walls etc; a stone crop.
Stoned adjTo throw or pelt stones at; to kill by stoning. 2. to remove the pit or stones from fruit. 2. (slang) intoxicated, as by liquor, marihuana, or a narcotic.
Stone-dead adjCompletely dead; lifeless.
Stone-deaf adjCompletely deaf.
Stone-fish nA venomous tropical fish Synancea verruca.
Stone-fly nAny insect of the order Plecoptera.
Stone-ground nGround with millstones.
Stone-hard adjVery hard.
Stone-hearted adjCallous, unfeeling, heartless, pitiless, cruel, merciless.
Stonehenge nName of a celebrate stone circle on Salisbury plain; hence applied allusively to similar structure elsewhere. The second element may have meant something "hanging" or 'supported in the air.' 2. stone-gallows, sometime name for Stonehenge.
Stone-hewer nAnother name for a stone-cutter; a stonehewer
Stoneless adjThe lack of stones.
Stonelessness nThe state or quality of being without or lacking stone.
Stone-like adjStony; obdurate: a stone killer; stone strength; stonelike.
Stone-lily nA fossil sea lily or other crinoid.
Stone-man nA pile of rocks laid together, to serve as a landmark , or as a record of a visit; a cairn.
Stoneness nThe state or quality of being stony. 2. (LGBT) willingness to give sexual pleasure but not receive it.
Stone-pine nA Mediterranean pine.
Stone-pit nA pit from which stones are dug; a quarry.
Stones n(Slang) testicles, balls. 2. (slang) courage, boldness.
Stone-shower nA fall or shower of meteoric stones; a stoneshower.
Stone's-throw nA distance a stone can be thrown by hand; vaguely used for a short or moderate distance.
Stone-still adjPerfectly still and motionless; as still as a stone. 2. stock-still; stone still.
Stonewall vbTo engage in stonewalling, to filibuster. 3. in cricket, of a batsman, to play a defensive game, as by persistently blocking the ball instead of trying to hit it for runs. 4. to block, stall, or resist intentionally: lobbying efforts to stonewall passage of the legislation. 5. to obstruct (the passage of a legislative bill) in Parliament, especially by excessive or prolonged debate.
Stonewall adjPertaining to or characteristic of stonewalling: a new round of stonewall tactics.
Stone-wall phr"Run into a Stone Wall" - encounter an insurmountable barrier to progress, as 'we tried to get the OK for the building of the Clubrooms, but ran into a stonewall.
Stone-waller nOne who obstructs something or someone. 2. an obstructionist; stonewaller. 3. a cricketer (a batsman), who plays a defensive game, by persistently blocking the ball instead of trying to score by hitting it for runs; a stonewaller.
Stone-walling nThe action of stonewall, deliberate obstruction or delaying tactics of someone or something. 2. obstruction or filibusting in politics or legal matters;stonewalling.
Stone-ware nA hard dense, opaque kind of pottery ware, made from very siliceous clay, or a mixture with much flint or sand and fired at a very high temperature; stoneware; earthenware.
Stone-washed adjOf a garment or fabric (esecially denim) washed with abrasives to produce a worn or faded appearance.
Stoneweed nGromwell.
Stonework nWork built of stone; masonry. 2. artistic work of any kind executed in stone. 2. the process of working in stone as in building ; the labour or tasks of a mason or stone-worker. 4. the work of driving headings through stone or rock; stonework..
Stoneworker na stonemason.
Stonewort nThe fern "Asplenium ceterach" - also so called stone fern.
StonewrightnA stone-mason, a professional stone-worker.
Stonily advIn a stony manner.
Stoniness nThe state or quality of being stony.
Stoning nLapidation; punishment by throwing stones at a person, usually resulting in death.
Stonish adjSomewhat like stone.
Stony adjFull of or abounding in stones or rock: a stony strand. 2. pertaining to or characteristic of stone. 3. resembling or suggesting stone, especially in its hardness. 4. unfeeling; merciless; obdurate: a stony heart. 5. motionless or rigid; without expression, as the eyes or a look: a hard, stony stare.
Stony-broke adj(Slang): hard-up, without any money, penniless, ruined.
Stony-hearted adjHaving a stony heart; unfeeling, heartless, pitiless, cruel, merciless.
Stool nA single seat on legs or a pedestal and without arms or a back. 2. a short, low support on which to stand, step, kneel, or rest the feet while sitting. 3. the stump, base, or root of a plant from which propagative organs are produced, as shoots for layering. 4. the base of a plant that annually produces new stems or shoots. 5. a cluster of shoots or stems springing up from such a base or from any root, or a single shoot or layer. 6. a decoy used in hunting. 7. waste matter evacuated from the bowels. 8. a lavatory seat 9. (in W Africa, esp Ghana) a chief's throne; cf: "Yeoman of the Stool."
Stool vbTo put forth shoots from the base or root, as a plant; form a stool.
Stool phr"Fall between Two Stools"- to fail, through hesitation or indecision, to select either of two alternatives. 2. to fail through vacillation between two alternatives. 3. to be in an unsatisfactory situation through not belonging to either of two categories or groups.
Stool phr"Yeoman of the Stool" - (Historical) an official responsible for helping the English monarch use the toilet (groom of the stool).
Stool-softener nAny medication used to introduce water and/or fat to the contents of the patient's intestines, making the contents more likely to pass out in feces. 2. a laxative.
Stoop vbFrom Old English stūpian (“to bow, to bend”). compare steep.- to bend the upper part of the body forward and downward. 2. to lower oneself; to demean or do something below one's status, standards, or morals. 3. of a bird of prey: to swoop down on its prey. 4. to cause to incline downward; to slant, as 'to stoop a cask.' 5. to cause to submit; prostrate.  6. to yield; to submit; to bend, as by compulsion. 7.To descend from rank or dignity; to condescend. 8. to degrade.
Stoop nA stooping, that is, a bent position of the body as, 'the old man walked with a stoop.' 2. an accelerated descent in flight, as that for an attack.
Stoop phr"Stoop to" - make oneself so low (morally) as to do something; descend to betrayal, infidelity, dishonesty, blackmail.
Stooped adjin a bent bodily position; hunched.
Stooping adjBending the body forward; yielding, submitting, condescending, inclining.
Stooping nThe act of one who stoops
Stoopingly advIn a stopping position.
Stoopy adjProne to stooping or being bent.
Stooth nA post, an upright lath now only one of the upright battens in lathe-and-plaster.
Stoothe vbTo garnish with studs or knobs. 2. to furnish a wall with studs. 3. the framework on which lathe-and-plaster is fixed. 4. to build lath-and-plaster.
Stooth-stone nA stone post.
Stop nA pail, bucket. 2. a holy water stoup. 3. a pitcher, flagon, a tankard.
Stop vbFrom Old English stoppian (“to stop, close”), from Proto-Germanic *stuppōną (“to stop, close”). 2. to cease moving. 3. to come to an end. 3. to cause (something) to cease moving or progressing. 3. to cause (something) to come to an end. 4. to close or block an opening. 5. to stay; to spend a short time; to reside temporarily. 6. to tarry. 7. in music to regulate the sounds of (musical strings, etc.) by pressing them against the fingerboard with the finger, or otherwise shortening the vibrating part. 8 .(obs.) to punctuate. 9.nautical: to make fast; to stopper. 10. to cease moving : brake, desist, halt.

11. to come to an end: blin, cease, desist, discontinue, halt, terminate. 12. to cause to cease moving or come to an end: cancel, cease, discontinue, halt, terminate.

Stop nA (usually marked) place where line buses, trams or trains halt to let passengers get on and off. 2. an action of stopping; interruption of travel. 3. a device intended to block the path of a moving object; as, a door stop. 4. linguistics: consonant sound in which the passage of air through the mouth is temporarily blocked by the lips, tongue, or glottis;

(consonant sound where air is blocked): plosive, occlusive. 5. a symbol used for purposes of punctuation and representing a pause or separating clauses, particularly a full stop, comma, colon or semicolon. 6. that which stops, impedes, or obstructs; an obstacle; an impediment. 7. a function that halts playback or recording in devices such as videocassette and dvd player. 8. by extension: button that activates the stop function. 9. music: knob or pin used to regulate the flow of air in an organ. 10. tennis: a very short shot which touches the ground close behind the net and is intended to bounce as little as possible. 11. zoology: the depression in a dog’s face between the skull and the nasal bones. 12. engineering: a device, or piece, as a pin, block, pawl, etc., for arresting or limiting motion, or for determining the position to which another part shall be brought.

Stop advProne to halting or hesitation, as "he’s stop still."
Stop phr"Come to a Dead Stop" - halt abruptly.
Stop phr"Come to a Full Stop" - stop totally; halt or cease activity completely.
Stop phr"Pull All The Stops Out" - to reserve or hold back nothing.
Stop phr"Put a Stop to" - cause to end, especially abruptly.
Stop phr"Stop and Smell the Roses" - to relax, to take time out of one's busy life to enjoy or appreciation the beauty of life.
Stop phr"Stop and Start" - proceed with pauses, halts or interruptions.
Stop phr"Stop at" - live, take board and lodging at. 2. stay at.
Stop phr"Stop at Nothing" - behave in a ruthless, unscrupulous manner to get something. 2. stick at nothing.
Stop phr"Stop Away" - not be present at, be absent from, stay away from.
Stop phr"Stop Behind" - remain after a meeting has ended, to ask questions etc; remain behind, stay behind.
Stop phr"Stop By" - call at s home or somebody's place, call in, visit.
Stop phr"Stop Dead/Short" - stop abruptly.
Stop phr"Stop Down" - reduce the size of the aperture on a camera through which light passes before falling on the film.
Stop phr"Stop For/To" - remain at someone's house to have a meal; stay for/to
Stop phr"Stop from" - prevent (from) hinder.
Stop phr"Stop In" - remain at school after others have left, as a punishment, stay in.
Stop phr"Stop Indoors" - remain inside a building (because the weather is bad).
Stop phr"Stop Off/Over" - break a journey by car, rail etc. 2. stay at a place temporaily.
Stop phr"Stop On (At)" - remain at a place of study etc after others have left; stay on at.
Stop phr"Stop (One's Own or Another's) Ear(s)" to render oneself deaf to something; close one's mind arguments arguments.
Stop phr"Stop (One's Own or Another's) Mouth" - lit. with a gag or muzzle; fig. compel or induce to silence.
Stop phr"Stop One's Way" - to stand in one's way, bar one's passage.
Stop phr"Stop Out" - stay out. 2. cover (part of an area) to prevent printing, etching etc. 3. remain on strike during an industrial dispute. 4. continue a work stoppage. 5. stay out in protest.
Stop phr'Stop (Out of)" - deduct a sum of money (from somebody's income)
Stop phr"Stop Over" - to break a journey for a short period (often with permission for sightseeing). 2. a stop-off. 2. break a journey by air for a short time etc., after continuing one's journey by another aircraft
Stop phr"Stop Short (of doing something)" - to coe to a sudden and unexpected stop, particularly with speaking or driving a vehicle. 2. not complete a distance, an action, statement, study, etc.
Stop phr"Stop Stone Dead" - stop immediately and completely.
Stop phr"Stop the Lights" - an interjection expressing exasperation or incredulity or to illustrate the humor in a situation (from an Irish TV quiz show called 'stop the light'.
Stop phr"Stop the Rot" - halt, or put right a process of deterioration , especially in social or industrial conditions, practices or standards.
Stop phr"Stop the Show" - attract so much attention, applause etc from the audience, or company, that proceedings are halted.
Stop phr"Stop Up" - to fill a hole or cavity, or to block an opening or passage with a plug. 2. not go to bed at the usual time, stay up.
Stop phr"Stop Up a Hole In a Sieve" - do something completely useless or futile.
Stopcock nAn externally operated valve regulating the flow of liquid or gas through a pipe.
Stop-go nAlterante stopping and restarting of progress. 2. the alternate restriction and stimulation of economic demand.
Stopless adjWithout a stop or stops. 2. unable to be stopped.
Stoplight nThe red traffic light.
Stop list n(Computing) A list of words or other data items which, for some special reason, should be ignored or bypassed by a particular data processing operation. 2. (media) a list of people who subscribe to a publication (e.g., newspaper) and no longer wish to receive it.
Stop loss nIntended to prevent further loss. 2. in a brokerage account from falling prices on financial markets.
Stop off nA break in one's journey.
Stop-over nA stop-off; a break in one's journey.
Stopped adjCome to a standstill.
Stopped end nThe end of a wood gutter. 2. the closed end of gutter or ridge capping. 3. the squared-off, finished end of a wall.
Stopper nSomeone or something that stops something. 2. a type of knot at the end of a rope to stop it unraveling. 3. bung or cork. 4. a soccer or hockey goal-keeper. 5. in finance commodities futures market, one who owns a futures contract, and is demanding delivery because they want to take possession of the deliverable commodity. 6. a train that stops at all or almost all stations between the origin and destination.
Stopping nMaterial for filling up cracks and holes, including dental caries or cavity. 2. in mining, a partition or door to direct or prevent a current or air. 3. a pad or poultice of various material applied to a horse's hoof to keep it moist.
Stopping adjTending to cause stoppage, astringent. 2. that stops.
Stopping-ground nA stopping point for individuals, gatherings of people, animals and vehicles for various reasons.
Stopple nA plug or cork for the mouth of a bottle; a stopper.
Stop street nAn intersection having on or more stop signs (South African English)>
Stop-upnThe filling of a hole or cavity, or the blocking of an opening or passage with a plug.
Stopwatch nA watch with a mehanism for recording lapsed time, used to time races etc.
Stopway nAn extension of an airfield runaway to permit safe landing in the event of an engine failure during take-off.
Stork nOrigin: before 900; Middle English; Old English storc; cognate with German Storch, Old Norse storkr; akin to stark. Any of several wading birds of the family Ciconiidae, having long legs and a long neck and long-stouted, pointed bill; chiefly of warm regions of the Old World, and typically having a white-and-black plumage. 2. jabiru, marabou, white stork, wood ibis. 3. this bird as the mythical or symbolic deliverer of a new baby. 3. a variety of domestic fancy pigeon resembling the fairy swallow
Stork-like adjResembling a stork.
Storky adjResembling a stork. 2. by analogy tall and long-limbed.
Storm nFrom Old English storm (“a storm, tempest; a storm of arrows; disturbance, disquiet; uproar, tumult; rush, onrush, attack, violent attack, related to stir. 1.any disturbed state of the atmosphere, especially as affecting the earth's surface, and strongly implying destructive or unpleasant weather. 2. a violent agitation of human society; a civil, political, or domestic commotion; violent outbreak. 3.(meteorology) a wind scale for very strong wind, stronger than a gale, less than a hurricane - 10 or higher on the Beaufort scale). 4. (military) a violent assault on a stronghold or fortified position.
Storm vbFrom ME. stormen, sturmen, from OE. styrman (“to storm, rage; make a great noise, cry aloud, shout. 1. to move quickly and noisily like a storm, usually in a state of uproar or anger. 2.to assault (a stronghold or fortification) with military forces.
Storm phr"Bend Before the Storm" - yield to a (verbal) attack.
Storm phr"Ride Out the Storm" - to come safely through some dangerous situation.
Storm phr"Run Into a Firestorm" - to be confronted with many protests.
Storm phr"Take by Storm" - capture by direct assault. 2. rapidly captivate a person, audience. 3. make a great impression on.
Storm phr"Storm In/Into" - enter a room noisily and aggressively.
Storm phr"Weather the Storm" - endure, survive throughout a difficult situation.
Storm-beaten adjOf an area lashed by storms.
Storm bird nStormy petrel.
Storm-boding nA prediction of a coming storm and its dangers to population.
Storm-bringer nSomething that creates or brings storm (also fig.).
Stormbound adjPrevented by storms from leaving port or continuing a voyage.?????
Storm-cloud nA heavy which threatens or comes with rain. 2. also fig. a threatening state of affairs.
Storm-cock nA mistle thrush.
Storm-door nAn additional outer door for protecion from bad weather or winter.
Storm-drain nAn access point or conduit for rainwater that drains directly downstream in a (drainage) basin without going through sewers or water treatment in order or belay floods.
Storm-finch nThe stormy petrel.
Stormful adjAbounding in or full of storms.
Stormfully advIn a stormful manner.
Stormfulness nThe quality of being stormful.
Stormglass nA sealed tube containing a solution of which the clarity is thought to change when storms approach.
Storm-god nA weather god, such as Thor or Jupiter.
Storminess nThe state or quality of being stormy. 2. the severity of a storm.
Stormily advIn a strmy manner.
Storming adjThat storms or rages. 2. that attacks in order to take by storm. 2. (sport slang) displaying outstanding vigor, speed, or skill.
Storm-lane nA path that hurricanes cyclones and tornadoes follow.
Stormless adjFree from storms.
Stormlike adjresembling a storm in some aspect.
Storm match nA match coated with a combustible compound that can continue to burn even in a strong wind.
Storm path nThe path which a storm takes or is projected to take; a storm lane.
Storm-ridden adjBlown by storms; excessively or frequently stormy.
Storm-sail nA sail of smaller size and stouter canvas than the corresponding one used in ordinary weather.
Storm-swept adjAn area frequented by storms.
Storm-tide nA rise in the local sea level caused by the combination of regular tides ans a storm surge.
Storm-warning nA warning of a coming storm (s) and its dangers. 2. a signal, as a flag or light, used to warn mariners of a coming storm.
Storm water nWater that is not absorbed into the soil and rapidly flows downstream, increasing the level of waterway.
Storm wind nA heavy wind; a wind that brings a storm.
Storm window nAn additional outer sash window for protection in bad weather or winter.
Storm-worn adjDamaged by storms.
Stormworthy adjFit for weathering a storm. 2. capable of outlasting, outliving or surviving a storm; stormproof.
Stormy adjOf or affected by storms. 2. of wind: violent, raging, vehement. 3. full of angry feeling or outburst. 4. lively, boisterous of a meeting etc.
Stot nA horse, a stott. 2. a young castrated ox, steer. 3. a heifer
Stound na short time; an hour. 2. pang; a heavy blow.
Stoundmeal n(O.E.stundmaelum (at times), from ( stund space of time)+ maelum, dative plural of mael ( a time) = adv - at time; at intervals. 2. moment by moment; or from moment to moment.
Stoundmeal adjOccurring at times; or intervals.
Stoup nA mug; drinking vessel. 2. a receptacle for holy water.
Stour nA bathroom, bath house. 2. a heater, a hothouse, greenhouse. 3. central heating in a house or building.
Stour adjTall; large; stout. 2. (now rare outside dialects) strong; powerful; hardy; robust; sturdy. 3. (now rare outside dialects) Bold; audacious. 4. (now rare outside dialects) Rough in manner; stern; austere; ill-tempered. 5. (now rare outside dialects, of a voice) rough; hoarse; deep-toned; harsh.6. (now rare outside dialects, of land or cloth) stiff; inflexible.

(obsolete) resolute; unyielding

Stow nA place, frequently occurring in placenames. 2. a receptacle.
StowvbTo place or arrange compactedly; pack. 2. to fill by packing. 3. to have room for; hold, said of a room. 4. to stop, cease (sl). 5. to furnish lodgings for.
Stowaway nA person who hides in a ship in to escape payment of passage, or to get overseas unobserved.
Stow phr"Stow Away" - to put in a place for safe-keeping, hiding, etc. 2. to be a stow-away
Straight adjStraight began it life as a past particle of stretch. not crooked or bent; having a constant direction throughout its length. of a path, trajectory, etc.: direct, undeviating. 2. perfectly horizontal or vertical; not diagonal or oblique. 3.

(obsolete) stretched out; fully extended. 4. (obsolete, rare) strait; narrow. 5. free from dishonesty; honest, law-abiding. 6. direct in communication; unevasive, straightforward. 7. in a row, in unbroken sequence; consecutive. 8. in proper order; as it should be. 9. of spirits: undiluted, unmixed; neat. 10. (cricket) describing the bat as held so as not to incline to either side; on, or near a line running between the two wickets. 11. (tennis) describing the sets in a match of which the winner did not lose a single set. 12. (US, politics) making no exceptions or deviations in one's support of the organization and candidates of a political party. 13.(colloquial) conventional, mainstream, socially acceptable. 14. (colloquial) not using alcohol, drugs, etc. (colloquial) heterosexual. 11. (sciences, mathematics) concerning the property allowing the parallel-transport of vectors along a course that keeps tangent vectors remain tangent vectors throughout that course (a course which is straight, a straight curve, is a geodesic)

Straight nSomething that is confused crooked or bent, such as part of a road or track. 2. a heterosexual man. 3. someone in mainstream society. 4. a cigarette, particularly one with tobacco, not marijuana. 5. in cards, five cards in sequence.
Straight advOf a direction relating to the subject, precisely as if following a direct line. 2. directly, withot pause, delay or deter. 3. continuously, without interuption or pause.
Straight phr"Get Something Straight" - ensure that something is accurate or true.
Straight phr"Go Straight" - lead an honest life.
Straight phr"On the Straight and Narrow" - the honest, righteous and morally virtuous away of living.
Straight phr"Give a Straight Answer to" - speak in an honest and unambiguous answer.
Straight n"Straight As an Arrow" - (simile) very straight, traveling in a very straight trajectory. 2. (simile) by extension having no homosexual desire or thoughts; completely heterosexual.
Straight phr"Straight Away/Off" - immediately.
Straight phr'Straighten Oneself Up" - make the body straight e.g. after being in a crouching position.
Straight phr"Straighten Out" - cause to lie in a straight line or form a straight line. 2. settle, resolve, order, put right, sort out. 3. remove the doubt, ignorance etc in somebody's mind. 4. make somebody understand how matters stand.
Straight phr"Straight from the Horses Mouth" - firsthand, directly from the source.
Straight phr"Straight from the Shoulder" - done in a blunt, direct manner, bluntly. 2. a technique used for delivering a strong punch). 3. straight-from-the-shoulder.
Straight phr"Straight Up/Out" - truthfully, honestly, seriously. 2. (of an alcoholic drink) : chilled (stirred or shaken with ice) and served in a cocktail glass (sometimes with no ice!).
Straight answer nAn honest and unambiguous answer.
Straightaway adjImmediately.
Straight-a-way advAt once; immediately.
Straightaway nA straight section of a racetrack.
Straight edge nA lifestyle and subculture that advocates abstinence for alcohol, tobacco and other recreational drugs. 2. a parallel piece of stable seasoned wood, such as yellow pine. it has straight edges and is used for testing levels and plane surfaces.
Straighten vbMake or become strength. 2. stand or sit erect after bending. 3. (of a ship, vehicle, aircraft, etc)move in the straight line. 4. make tidy or put in order again.
Straighten phr'Straighten Oneself Up" - make the body straight e.g. after being in a crouching position.
Straighten phr"Straighten Out" - cause to lie in a straight line or form a straight line. 2. settle, resolve, order, put right, sort out. 3. remove the doubt, ignorance etc in somebody's mind. 4. make somebody understand how matters stand
Straight flight nA flight of stairs containing fliers only.
Straight-forward adjProceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating. 2. easy, simple, without difficulty. 3.(fig.( direct, honest, frank.
Straight-forwardly nIn a straightforward manner.
Straightish adjReasonably straight.
Straight-line nA line with no curvature. 2. a line with constant direction. 2. the path of shorter length between two points.
Straight lock nOne screwed on the face of the door with the minimum cutting of the wood.
Straightly advIn a straight manner; without curve or bend. 2. without deviation; directly.
Straightman nA heterosexual man. 2. a comedian's partner in a subordinate role assisting with situation and dialogue to highlight the main actor's performance)as Costella of Abbott and Costella) in a comedy performance, especially as a double act, sketch, comedy or farce.
Straightness nThe state or quality of being straight. 2. the result or product of being straight. 3. heterosexual.
Straight-out adjShowing the true sentiments or feelings; unreserved; also shown without reserve. 2. real, genuine.
Straight-shooter nA person who is frank and outspoken.
Straight talk nSimple, direct and honest speaking.
Straight-talker nOne who speaks straightly, directly and honestly.
Straight-talking nSpeaking simply and honestly.
Strain nRace, breed, lineage, stock, kind, inherited quality, natural disposition. ++++++++
Strain nGain, acquisition, treasure ****
Strake nOE a long plank, or metal (or armored) plate along a ship's side, reaching from stem to stern. 2. the hoop or rim of a cart wheel.
Strand nOE: The land bordering a sea, lake, or river; in a more restricted sense, that part of the shore which lies between the tide-marks; sometimes vaguely coast or shore (now poet.) 2. a quay. wharf or landing place by the side of navigable water. 3. used vaguely for country, region, esp. a foreign country., as "let freedom flee to a sunnier strand."
Strand nThe Strand, a street in London, orig. so called as occupying the strand or "shore' of the Thames between the cities of London and Westminster.
Strand vbTo drive or force aground on ashore; esp. a seashore; also rarely of a river. 2. to leave aground(by the ebbing of the tide. (transfig & fig.) 3. to run or be driven aground. 4. be left helpless or in difficulty, especially without money or transport.
Strand phr"On the Bare Strand" - upon the sea-mark a small boat did wait.
Stranded adjDriven on shore \; left in a state of difficulty or embarrassment. 2. having no financial resources.
Strand-line nA line marking the boundary between the shore and the ocean, especially the line higher than the present one.
Strapple nA covering for the lower part of the leg, consisting of a fillet or band laced or bound around the limb.
Straw nA single stalk or stem, especially of certain species of grain, chiefly wheat, rye, oats, and barley. 2. a mass of such stalks, especially after drying and threshing, used as fodder. 3. material, fibers, etc., made from such stalks, as used for making hats or baskets. 4. the negligible value of one such stalk; trifle; least bit: not to care a straw. 5. a tube, usually of paper or glass, for sucking up a beverage from a container: sip through a straw.
Straw adjOf, pertaining to, containing, or made of straw: a straw hat. 2. of the color of straw; pale yellow. 3. of little value or consequence; worthless, having little value or substance. 4. sham; fictitious.
Straw phr"Buy Straw Hats In Winter" - buy in a depressed market when most people are sellers.
Straw phr"Draw Straws"- to decide by lottery using straws or strawlike items of different lengths, usually with the short straw or straws determining the person chosen or the lottery.
Straw phr"Draw the Short Straw" - be selected among others for an unpleasant task.
Straw phr"Gather Straw of the Eyes" - to be sleepy.
Straw phr"I Have a Straw to Break with You" - I have something to quarrel with you about. 2. I am displeased with you.
Straw phr"In the Straw" - in childbirth, lying-in.
Straw phr"Man of Straw" - person or thing compared to a straw image; a counterfeit, sham, dummy. ****
Straw phr"Not Care a Straw" - be unconcerned about; not have the slightest concern, to treat a matter with contempt. 2. not worth a straw.
Straw phr"Out of the Straw" recovering or recovered from childbirth.
Straw phr"Straw in the Wind" - an incident, rumor, opinion that may hint or be an indication of future developments.
Straw phr"The Last Straw" - a small incident, setback, etc that, coming after others, proves intolerable
Straw phr"The Straw that Stirs the Drink" - the person who stimulates or inspires a group; the major thing effecting a trend or set of developments).
Straw phr"Throw Straws Against the Wind" - to contend uselessly and feebly against what is irresistible.
Straw bed nDeath from natural causes (on straw, strae death) in contrast to death by violence.
Strawboard nA kind of thick cardboard made from pulped straw. 2. a proprietary insulating material, built up of layers of straw.
Strawberry nO.E. of unknown origin. - the edible fruit of any plant of the genus "Fragaria."
Strawberry adjOf a deep pinkish red color. 2. of a pinkish blonde color.
Strawberryish adjSomewhat strawberry in appearance or colour.
Strawberry leaves nA dukedom; the honor, rank, etc ., of a Duke.
Strawberry mark nA birthmark; naevus.
Strawberry shortcake nA cake with a strawberry flavor. 2. a short person.
Strawberry tree nAn arbutus, Arbutus unedo, bearing strawberry-like fruit.
Strawboard nA type of building board made of straw pulp faced with paper. 2. kind of thick cardboard made from pulped straw.
Straw-breadth nThe breadth of a straw; a very short distance.
Strawcraft nThe making of things from straw.
Strawen vbMade from straw.
Strawless adjWithout or not containing straw.
Strawlike adjResembling straw, a straw or some aspect of.
Straw man nA figure of a man made of straw. 2. a position, as in a debate, set forth as a one's opponent 's view but typically misrepresenting it so that it may be convingly refuted. 3. a person used to misrepresent or otherwise conceal the real nature of an activity or undertaking. 4. a man who takes on a business commitment with limited means;an imaginary person set up as an opponent (an then demolised)
Strawy adjConsisting of the nature or full of straw. 2. made with straw, filled, thatched or made with straw. 3. resembling straw in colour, texture etc. 4. fig. light, empty or worthless as straw.
Streak nAn irregular line left from smearing or motion. 2. a continuous series of like events, as 'he was on a winning streak.' 3. the color of the powder of a mineral. 4. a moth of the family Geometridae Chesias legatella. 5. a tendency or characteristic, but not a dominant or pervasive one, as a rebellious streak. 6.(shipbuilding) a strake. 7.A rung or round of a ladder.
Streak vbTo have or obtain streaks. 2. to run naked in public, often just for the fun of doing so. 3. to create streaks. 4. to move very swiftly. 5.(obs.) to stretch; to extend; hence, to lay out, as a dead body.
Streak phr"Do a Streak" - run naked in public.
Streak phr"Have a Losing streak" - to go through a series of losses. 2. menstruation (slang).
Streak phr"Have a Winning Streak" - to experience an uninterrupted sequence of wins at gambling.
Streak phr"Streak of Lightning" - a sudden prominent flash of lightning.
Streak phr"Talk a Blue Streak" - to talk for a long time or to the point of tedium.
Streaked adjMarked with streaks or stripes.
Streaker nOne who runs naked in public, or through a public place, often as a form of devilment.
Streakily advIn a streaky manner.
Streakiness nThe state or condition of being streaky.
Streakless adjWithout a streak or stripes.
Streaklike adjA streak or some aspect of one.
Streaky adjHaving streaks. 2. of a person having alternating periods of good and bad performances; inconsistent.
Streal nAn arrow; the pupil of the eye.
Stream nA small river; brook, bourne, burn, bun; fleet. 2. any steady flow of water or other fluid. 3. something that resembles a stream in moving continuously in a line or particular direction 4. a rapid or unbroken flow of speech, etc: a stream of abuse. 5. a flow of money into a business. 6. any of several parallel classes of schoolchildren, or divisions of children within a class, grouped together because of similar ability.
Stream vbTo emit or be emitted in a continuous flow: his nose streamed blood. 2. to move in unbroken succession, as a crowd of people, vehicles, etc. 3. to float freely or with a waving motion: bunting streamed in the wind. 4. to unfurl (a flag, etc) 5. to move causing a trail of light, condensed gas, etc. 6. mining to wash (earth, gravel, etc) in running water in prospecting (for gold, etc), to expose the particles of ore or metal. 7. education to group or divide (children) in streams
Stream phr"Get On Stream" - to now operate successfully following the end of a settling-in period.
Stream phr"Go With the Stream." - drift with the stream to conform to the accepted standards; do as others.
Stream phr"Off Stream." - of an industrial plant, manufacturing process, etc: shut down or not in production.
Stream phr"On Stream." - of an industrial plant, factorty, manufacturing process, etc) in or about to go into operation or production. 2. available or in existence
Stream phr'Stream Down" - flow continuously down (something).
Stream phr"Swim Against the Stream" - hold a view opposite to most others.
Stream phr"Swim with the Stream" - to allow one's actions and principles to be guide solely by the prevailing force of public opinion.
Stream anchornAn anchor intermediate in size between a bower and a kedge, esp. for use in warping.
Streambed nA channel through which a stream flows or used to flow.
Streamed adjDivided into academic streams. 2. music or video that is being played via the internet, computer, phone or T.V. 3. flowing somewhere in some direction quickly and in large amounts without stopping.
Streamer nA long narrow flag to stream in the wind . 2. a pennant. 3. an auroral beam of light shooting up from the horizon.
Stream-flow nThe run-off of surface water through a channel.
Streamful adj(Poetic): abounding in streams, or in waterways
Streaminess nThe state or quality of being streamy or stream-like.
Streaming nThe action of stream in various senses.
Streamless adjHaving no streams: of water, having no current.
Streamlet nA little stream.
Streamlike adjResembling or characteristic of a stream in some aspect.
Stream-line nThe course of fluid relative to a solid body past which it is moving, esp. a course free of turbulent or eddies. 2. any shape or contour designed to lessen resistance.
Streamline adjDesignating an uninterrupted flow or drift. 2. denoting form, or body or the like so constructed, as to permit an uninterrupted flow of fluid around it.(a streamline flow; a streamlined shape, a stream-lined body of a motor car.)
Streamline vbTo design with a stream-lined shape. 2. to make smoother, more simple, efficient or up-to-date, esp. by reorganizing or reorganization.
Streamlined adjDesigned to offer little resistance to the flow of fluid, especially by having a sleek, graceful lines. 2. having been made one simple and straightforward.
Streamside nLocated near or bordering a stream.
Stream advthe land bordering a stream.
Streamwater nThe water of a stream .
Streamwise adjIn the direction of a stream.
Streamy adjAbounding in or full of running streams. 2. of water, etc., flowing in a stream, running.
Street nPublic thoroughfare, usually paved, in a village, town, or city, including the sidewalk or sidewalks. 2. such a thoroughfare together with adjacent buildings, lots, etc.

3. the roadway of such a thoroughfare, as distinguished from the sidewalk. 4. a main way or thoroughfare, as distinguished from a lane, alley, or the like. 5. the inhabitants or frequenters of a street.

Street adjOf, on, or adjoining a street: a street door just off the sidewalk. 2.taking place or appearing on the street: street fight. 2. coarse; crude; vulgar: street language.

3.suitable for everyday wear: street clothes; street dress. 4. retail: the street price of a new computer.

Street phr"Be On the Streets." - earning a living as a street sex worker. 2. homeless, in the street, without a home. 3. without a job or occupation; idle. 4. out of prison or police custody; at liberty.
Street phr"Be Streets Ahead of" - to be far ahead; to be far superior to; more advanced.
Street phr"Go On the Streets" - become a prostitute.
Street phr"In the Street" - in the area outside the houses.
Street phr"Man On/In the Street" - average, typical person.
Street phr"Not in the Same Street (with)" - not of the same ability as another or others. 2. to be far behind in various matters or pursuits. 3. not be nearly as good as somebody else.
Street phr"Old Lady Of Threadneedle Street" - the Bank of England.
Street phr"Right Up One Street" - (just) what one knows or likes best. 2. well suited to somebody.
Street phr"The Man in the Street" - the ordinary or average man, as opposed to the expert or the man who has special opportunities of knowledge.
Street phr"There is Blood In the Streets" - much damage has been done to one's cause.
Street phr"Walk in Off the Streets" - come without prior arrangement or notification.
Street phr"Walk the Streets"- - go about the street on foot; also with reference to prostitution
Street clothes nOrdinary clothes worn udring everyday life, in contrast with those worn for some special occasion such as an athletic activity.
Streeted adjHaving or provided with streets.
Street door nA main outer house-door opening on the street.
Street elbow nIn plumbing, a fitting that turns a corner (typically at an angle 90, 45, or 22.5 degrees) and has a me connection at one end and a female connection at the other.
Street fight nAn unsatisfactory and usually illegal fight in a street.
Street-fighter nA person who becomes involved in street brawls.
Street-fighting nAn unsatisfactory and usually illegal fighting in a street.
Street food nReady-to-eat food obtained from a street-side vendor, often from a mobile kitchen or makeshift stall.
Streetful adjAs much (greenscape), or as many (people, buildings) a street can hold.
Streetless nWithout streets; roadless.
Street life nLife as lived by ordinary person in urban streets.
Street light nA light or lamp esp. on a lamp post, serving to illuminate a road etc.
Street lighting nIlluminated by streetlights.
Streetlit adjIlluminated by streetlights.
Streetname nUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning. 2. a slang term for a drug, as traded, on the streets.
Streetseller nA person who sells things in the street rather than from a premises.
Street shoes nOrdinary shoes worn during every day life, in contrast to those worn for some special occasion, such as an athletic activity. 2. shoes worn outdoors in contrast to house shoes. 3. a person's name, such as a ganster or machine name.
Streetside adjAlongside or near a street.
Streetsmart nHaving practical rather than theoretical knowledge, such as what is learned on the streets rather than in the classroom.
Street sweeper nA worker employed to cleaning the streets. 2. a machine for cleaning the streets. 3. as scavenger.
Street team nA marketing team that operates in less structured settings to promote a product or brand.
Street-walker nOne who walks in the street. 2. a prostitute who solicits clients on the street, as opposed to working in a legal brothel.
Streetward advTowards the street.
Streetward adj"Towards the street.
Street-way nA paved road or highway; the road way of a street, now poetic.
Street web nA network of gossip.
Street-widening nConstruction undertaken to widen a road or footpath.
Streetwise advFamiliar and able to survive the modern way of life.
Strength nThe state or quality of being physically or mentally strong. 2. the ability to withstand or exert great force, stress, or pressure. 3. something that is regarded as being beneficial or a source of power. 4. potency, as of a drink, drug, etc. 5. power to convince; cogency: the strength of an argument. 6. degree of intensity or concentration of colour, light, sound, flavour, etc. 7. the full or part of the full complement as specified: at full strength. 8. finance firmness of or a rising tendency in prices, esp security prices. 9. archaic , poetic or a stronghold or fortress 10. the general idea, the main purpose: to get the strength of something.
Strength phr"At Full Strength" - undiluted, or having the required number or complement.
Strength phr"From Strength" - from a strong position.
Strength phr "From Strength to Strength" - with ever-increasing success.
Strength phr"Give Me Strength" - exclamation of annoyance, frustration.
Strength phr"Go From Strength to Strength" - continue to improve.
Strength phr"In Strength"- in large numbers; or in force
Strength phr"On the Strength" - as a member of staff or of the workforce.
Strength phr"On the Strength of" - because of; on the strength of, on the basis of, or relying upon
Strength phr"Strengthen One's Hand" - make one's position better in a contest.
Strength phr"The Strength of" - the essence or main features of.
Strength phr"Up to Strength" - having the full number allowed or required.
StrengthenvbTo make stronger, or become stronger; give strength to; to encourage, hearten.
Strengthen phr"Strengthen Somebody's Hand" - increase somebody's power to do something in the face of oppositions and competition.
Strengthening adjThe process by which something is strengthened.
Strengther nOne who or something which strengthens.
Strengthful adjFull of, or characterized by strength.
Strengthfulness nStrength,
Strengthily advStrongly.
Strengthless adjDestitute of, or without, strength.
Strengthlessness nThe state of being without power, impotence. 2. the state of being without talent, talentlessness.
Strengthy adjStrong, powerful, difficult to overthrow. 2. physically or muscularly strong.
Stretch vbTo lengthen by pulling. 2. to lengthen when pulled, as ' the rubber band stretched almost to the breaking point. 3. to pull tight, as 'to stretch the skin over the frame of the drum. 4. fig. to get more use than expected from a limited resource.

5. fig. to make inaccurate by exaggeration, as 'to say crossing the street was brave is stretching the meaning of "brave" considerably.' 6. to extend physically, especially from limit point to limit point. 7. to extend one’s limbs or body in order to stretch the muscles: gymnasts stretch with equal ease and agility.' 8. to extend to a limit. 9. to increase. 10. (obs., colloq.) to stretch the truth; to exaggerate, as 'a someone apt to stretch in his report the facts of the matter. 11.(naut.) to sail by the wind under press of canvas, as in 'the ship stretched to the eastward.'

Stretching nAn act of stretching. 2.the ability to lengthen when pulled. 3. a course of thought which diverts from straightforward logic, or requires extraordinary belief. 4. a segment of a journey or route. 5. a length of time., as 'he did a 7-year stretch in jail.' 
Stretch phr"At a Stretch" - in one continuous period. 2. without stopping, or in the extreme.
Stretch phr"At Full Stretch" - working to capacity. 2. using maximum energy or resources.
Stretch phr"Do a Stretch" - (slang)serve a prison sentence.
Stretch phr"Stretch a Rope" - to be hanged.
Stretch phr"Stretch One's Wings" - develop one's powers or ability fully.
Stretch phr"Stretch Oneself Out" - relax by lying at full length.
Stretch phr"Stretch Out" - extend a hand or foot. 2. make last, be sufficient to cover one's needs.
Stretch phr"Stretch the Truth" - to exaggerate; tell fibs.
Stretcher nA simple litter designed to carry a sick, injured or dead person. 2. a frame on which a canvas is stretched for painting. 3. device designed to stretch gloves or shoes. 4. a brick laid with the longest side exposed.
Stretcher-bearer nOne who carries one end of the stretcher or litter.
Stretchily advIn a stretchy way.
Stretchiness nThe state or condition of being stretchy.
Stretching nAn act of stretching. 2.the ability to lengthen when pulled. 3. a course of thought which diverts from straightforward logic, or requires extraordinary belief. 4. a segment of a journey or route. 5. a length of time., as 'he did a 7-year stretch in jail.' 
Stretch mark nAny of a series of red, irregular stripes on the surface of the skin caused by rapid growth of the tissues lying just underneath. they usually appear as a result of pregnancy, obesity, puberty, but also can be caused by rapid muscle growth.
Stretchness nThe quality or state of being stretchy or pliability.
Stretch-out nA slow-down practiced by employees so as to make the work last longer.
Stretchy adjHaving the quality of stretching; elastic. 2. liable to stretch unduly. 3. inclined to stretch oneself or one's limbs.
Strew vbTo let fall in separate pieces or particles over a surface; scatter or sprinkle: to strew seed in a garden bed. 2. to cover or overspread (a surface, place, etc.) with something scattered or sprinkled: to strew a floor with sawdust. 3. to be scattered or sprinkled over (a surface): Sawdust strewed the floor. 4. to spread widely; disseminate: to strew rumors among the troops; to broadcast
Strew phr"Strew On/Over" - throw something down so that it forms a covering.
Strew phr"Strewn With" - see 'Strewn On/ Over".
Strewing nThe act and action of throwing, spreading or scattering, usually over a surface.
Strewings nJetsm: sea-strewings.
Strewn adj(Of articles or item)- thrown or scattered about.
Strewth nA mild oath; (conflation of God's truth).
Stricken adj(An archaic past particle of strike)- affected or overcome by illness or misfortune. 2. leveled with a strickle.
Stricken phr"Stricken in Years" - enfeebled; in one's dotage.
Strid nOE: stride. the popular name of the narrowest part of the channel of the Wharfe between level rocks at Bolton Priory; hence, any similar gorge or channel.
Stride vbTo walk with long steps, as with vigor, haste, impatience, or arrogance. 2. to take a long step: to stride across a gutter. 3. to straddle. 4. to walk with long steps along, on, through, over, etc. 5. to pass over or across in one long step.
Stride nA striding manner or a striding gait. 2. a long step in walking. 3. (in locomotion) the act of progressive movement completed when all the feet are returned to the same relative position as at the beginning. 4. the distance covered by such a movement. 5. a regular or steady course, pace, etc. 6. advancement, progress, headway, improvement.
Stride phr"Get into One's Stride" - to settle down to one's pace or rate of progress. 2. attain one's rate of doing something.
Stride phr"Hit One's Stride" - to achieve a regular or steady pace or course. 2. to reach the point or level at which one functions most competently and consistently: "he hit his stride after the half-time of the game."
Stride phr"Make Great Strides" - make good progress.
Stride phr"Put Someone Off Their Stride" - spoil, interrupt when someone is doing something properly.
Stride phr"Take It in One Stride" - to do something or achieve without undue effort or difficulty; part of one's normal activity. 2. of a horse or his rider, to clear an (obstacle) without checking his gallop; fig. to deal with a matter incidentally, without interrupting one's course of action, argument etc.
Strides n Australian informal or slang term meaning trousers.
Strike vbStrike comes from a prehistoric germanic base which denoted 'touch lightly' - a sense which survived into English, 'He lovely struck his horse's mane'. To deal a blow or stroke to (a person or thing), as with the fist, a weapon, or a hammer; hit. 2. to inflict, deliver, or deal (a blow, stroke, attack, etc.). 3. to drive so as to cause impact. 4. to thrust forcibly. 5. to produce (fire, sparks, light, etc.) by percussion, friction, etc. 6. to make an attack, especially a planned military assault. 7. to knock, rap, or tap. 8. to hit or dash on or against something, as a moving body does; come into forcible contact; collide. 9. to run upon a bank, rock, or other obstacle, as a ship does.
Strike nAn act or instance of striking. 2. a concerted stopping of work or withdrawal of workers' services, as to compel an employer to accede to workers' demands or in protest against terms or conditions imposed by an employer. 3. a temporary stoppage of something.

4. a metal plate on a jamb holding the bolt of the lock on a door when closed; a strike plate. 5. In baseball: a pitch that is swung at and missed by the batter; a pitch that passes through the strike zone and is not swung at by the batter.

Strike adjDescribing a fighter-bomber aircraft designed to carry large payloads at high speeds and low altitudes and also to engage in air-to-air combat.
Strike phr"Have Two Strikes Against One" - to be in an unfavorable or a critical position.
Strike phr"It Strikes Me that" - it occurs to me.
Strike phr"On Strike" - engaged in an industrial stoppage, services, or other activities, as by union workers to get better wages and conditions.
Strike phr"Strike Against" - stop work in protest.
Strike phr"Strike a Light" - (slang) an exclamation of astonishment or protest.
Strike phr"Strike As" - appear, occur, to somebody as having certain qualities.
Strike phr"Strike At" - aim a blow at, try to hurt someone or damage something.
Strike phr"Strike At the Root(s)" - set about or work towards ruining or destroying.
Strike phr"Strike Back" - strike back or attack in return. 2. of a gas burner, burning from an internal point before the gas has become mixed with air.
Strike phr"Strike, but hear me!" - carry out your threats - if you must - but at least hear what i have to say.
Strike phr"Strike Down" - knock down. bring low; afflict. 2. to fell to the ground with a blow. 2. (of the sun): to send down it's heat oppressively. 3. of disease, sickness: to afflict, plague. 4. make somebody incapable of leading an active life.
Strike phr"Strike Dumb/Speechless" - silence somebody by astonishing, bewildering or terrifying them.
Strike phr"Strike Fear Into" - terrify somebody.
Strike phr"Strike for" - aim at. 2. stop work in order to gain something.
Strike phr"Strike Gold" - to find gold. 2. to be lucky, to win or be successful. 3. discover an wealth of information, wealth, happiness, enlightment etc.
Strike phr"Strike Hands" -to conclude a bargain, as by shaking or joining hands; confirm an agreement; to strike hands on it.
Strike phr"Strike Home" - deal an effective blow; hit a vulnerable part, or wound critically or mortally. 2. have an intended effect, hit the mark(my words struck home); strongly impress upon. 3. (of a disease), attack the interior of a body from the surface.
Strike phr"Strike In" - interrupt suddenly; intervene in a conversation.
Strike phr"Strike Into" - make somebody afraid, especially by sudden, vigorous action.
Strike phr"Strike Into All of a Heap" - asonish or asound someone.
Strike phr"Strike Me Dead!" - vulgar expletives, or exclamations of surprize, dismay, wonder or so on.
Strike phr"Strike Off" - to print: They struck off 300 copies of the book. 2. to remove or cancel, as from a record, list, register of membership etc. 3. to produce rapidly and easily. 4. to depart rapidly: "he struck off for the coast." 4. remove with a sharp blow, cut off.
Strike phr"Strike Out" - in baseball: to put out or be put out by a strike-out. 2. of a person or effort) to fail. 3. to lose favor. 4. to erase; cross out an item or name etc from a list; put a line through. 5. to set forth; venture forth; leave home. 6. to hit out physically and verbally. 7. use te arms and legs in swimming.
Strike phr"Strike Out At" aim a blow suddenly and vigorously at somebody.
Strike phr"Strike Out For/Towards" - move in a vigorous, determined way towards something.
Strike phr"Strike Over" - strike out text, i.e., fonts where each letter appears to be 'crossed out'.
Strike phr"Strike the Right Key" - to find the appropriate conclusion.
Strike phr"Strike Through" - draw a line through something, thus deleting or cancelling it. 2.delete a word with the stroke of one's pen.
Strike phr"Strike Up" - to begin to play music or to sing. 2. to set in operation; begin, as a musical band. 3. to bring into being; commence; begin: to strike up an acquaintance with new neighbors. 4. begin a friendship:strike up with.
Strike phr"Strike Up (With) - begin a friendship etc by casually meeting and talking.
Strike phr"Willing to Wound, and yet to Frightened to Strike" - said of one (often a cuckold) who dare not do the injury or take revenge that he wishes.
Strike phr"Strike While the Iron's Hot" - (literally metallurgy) to strike a hot piece of metal, especially iron, with a mallet or other tool before it cools, while it is still hot enough to be shaped. 2.(idiomatic) to act on an opportunity promptly while favorable conditions exist; to avoid waiting; immediately, before they change the offer; make hay while the sun shines (take advantage of opportunity.)
Strike-breaker nOne who takes the place of workman on strike; a scab. 2. a person who supplies workmen to take the place of strikers.
Strikeless adjWithout strikes or industrial action.
Striker nAn individual who is on strike; one who or that which strikes. 2.someone or something that hits someone or something else. 3. a worker who refuses to work and goes on strike. 4. blacksmith's assistant who wields the sledgehammer. 5.(soccer) one of the players on a team in football (soccer) in the row nearest to the opposing team's goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. 6.(baseball, slang, 1800s) the batter. 7.(cricket) the batsman who is currently facing the bowler and defending his wicket. 8.(obsolete) a harpooner. 9.(obsolete) a wencher; a lewd man. 10.(obsolete) A blackmailer in politics. 10. one whose political influence can be bought. 11. in the US army, a soldier assigned to run errands and do odd jobs for an officer.
Strike sheet nA newsletter or rag printed to support striking workers.
Strikewood nA match, as one ignited by friction.
Striking nThe act or instance of striking. 2.affecting with strong emotions. 3. causing wonder or surprize. 4. impressive, noteworthy, noticeable; attractive physically, beautiful.
Striking adjNotable, impressive, extraordinary, beautiful, striking-looking, attracting attention. 2. of a clock making a chime to indicated the the hours etc.
Striking knife nA marking knife: a joiner's setting-out knife.
Strikingly advIn a striking manner.
Strikingness nThe condition or quality of being striking.
Striking over nThe continuing the lines on the edges and the back of the stuff when setting out.
String nA slender cord or thick thread used for binding or tying; line. 2. something resembling a cord or thread. 3. a narrow strip of flexible material, as cloth or leather, for tying parts together. 4. a necklace consisting of a number of beads, pearls, or the like threaded or strung on a cord; strand.
String vbTo furnish with or as with a string or strings: to string a bow. 2. to extend or stretch (a cord, thread, etc.) from one point to another. 3. to thread on or as on a string: to string beads. 4. to connect in or as in a line; arrange in a series or succession: She knows how to string words together. 5. to adjust the string of (a bow) or tighten the strings of (a musical instrument) to the required pitch. 6. to equip (a bow or instrument) with new strings. 7. to form into or move in a string or series: his thoughts string together logically.
String phr"Always Harping On One's String" - always talking on the same subject. 2. always repeating or referring to the same thing.
String phr"Have On a String" - subject to the whim of another; in one's power or control of another; dependent.
String phr"Pull One's Heart String" - to affect one emotionally.
String phr"Pull the Strings/Wires." - to use one's influence or authority, usually in secret, in order to bring about a desired result. 2. to gain or attempt to gain one's objectives by means of influential friends, associates, etc.: He had his uncle pull strings to get him a promotion.
String phr"String Along with Somebody" - to be in agreement; follow with confidence. 2. stay with someone, accompany or join him/her (in work,pleasure).
String phr"String Out" - to extend; stretch out. 2. to prolong (duration). 3. (cause to) be positioned, or move, at a distance from each other.
String phr"String Somebody Along" - retain somebody's friendship/affection (without returning it). 2.to fool, deceive, cheat. 3. to keep someone waiting on tenterhooks.
String phr"String Together" - combine words etc to make meaningful statements.
String phr"Have Two/Many Strings to One's Bow" - have more than one personal resource.
String phr"String Up" - hang up on strings etc. 2. kill, or put to death, by hanging.
String phr"Strung Up" - make tense or anxious.
String bean nAny of the several varities of beans of the genus "phaseolus" cultivated for their edible pods. 2. a tall, skinny persons.
String bed nA light bedstead, known as a charpoy in India.
String board nA supporting timber of skirting in which the ends of the steps in a staircase are set.
Stringed adjFurnished with strings. 2. produced from stringed instruments. 3. tied with strings.
Stringer nA heavy timber, generally horizontal, supporting other members of a structure, and usually running in the direction of a greatest length of the collection of supported members. 2. any horizontal framing timber, as a tie beam, a string piece. 3. a length-wise on which rails are laid, as distinguished from a cross-tie or sleeper. 4. one who makes or sells bow-strings. 5. one who strings; esp one who strings pianos
Stringer beam nA long horizontal member in a trussed bridge. 2. timbers tying together the heads of posts or standards , or the trestles of a trestle bridges.
Stringhalt nA condition of the hind legs of a horse, which causes certain muscles to contract spasmodically. 2. condition in humans which causes a halting in leg movement whilst walking.
Stringhopper nRice vermicelli, as prepared in the cuisine of Sri Lanka and South India idiyappam.
Stringily advIn a stringy way.
Stringiness nThe state of being stringy.
Stringing nThe act of furnishing with or as with a string or strings, as stringing a bow. 2. the extending or stretching (a cord, thread, etc.) from one point to another. 3. the threading on or as on a string: the stringing of beads. 4. the connecting in a line; arranging in a series or succession. 5. the adjusting of the string of (a bow) or tightening the strings of (a musical instrument) to the required pitch. 6. the equipping (a bow or instrument) with new strings.
Stringless adjHaving no strings, lacking strings.
String-like adjResembling string or a piece of string.
Stringnet nA proposed extended object whose collective behavior is considered to model the existence and properties of some atomic particles.
Strings nCollectively, the stringed instruments of an orchestra. 2. conditions, especially undesirable ones.
String sedge nA sedge species, Carex chordorrhiza.
Stringy adj(Of food) fibrous, tough like string. 2. forming in strings, as thick glue, ropy. 3. (of a person) tall, thin and wiry. 4. (of liquid) viscous.
Strip vbThree distinct words: (1) 'remove a covering'; (2) 'narrow piece'; (3) 'move quickly,' as in the word outstrip. Only meaning (1) perhaps is from Old English (bespriepan) to plunder. - to deprive of covering: to strip a fruit of its rind. 2. to deprive of clothing; make bare or naked. 3. to take away or remove: to strip sheets from the bed. 4. to deprive or divest: to strip a tree of its bark. 5. to strip one of all privileges. 6. to clear out or empty: to strip a house of its contents. 7 stripped or to strip something. 8. to remove one's clothes. 9. to perform a striptease. 10. to become stripped: bananas strip easily.
Strip phr"Strip Away/Off" - to remove whether bit-by-bit, or suddenly. 2. to discard, disregard or ignore (a factor that obscures reality. 3. remove something which is hiding the true or intentions of somebody. 4. remove something which has been attached or applied to a surface.
Strip phr"Strip Down" - to remove all one's clothing. 2. to remove all inessentials from. 3. dismantle an engine.
Strip phr"Strip Of" - take something of value away from somebody.
Strip phr"Strip Off" - remove one's clothing. 2. remove, take off the covering from something. 3. remove something that has been attached to the surface. 4. remove something which is hiding the true or intentions of.
Strip phr"Tear Strips Off" - rebuke or angrily rebuke a person.
Stripper nA dancer who removes articles of her/his clothes one after the other. 2. a person or thing that strips something. 3. a device or solvent for removing paint etc. 3. a striptease performer.
Stroke n1.An act of stroking (moving one's hand over a surface). 2. a blow or hit. 3. a single movement with a tool. 4. (golf) A single act of striking at the ball with a club.

5.(tennis) the hitting of a ball with a racket, or the movement of the racket and arm that produces that impact. 6.(rowing) the movement of an oar or paddle through water, either the pull which actually propels the vessel or a single entire cycle of movement including the pull. 7. (cricket) The action of hitting the ball with the bat; a shot. 8.A thrust of a piston. 8. one of a series of beats or movements against a resisting medium, by means of which movement through or upon it is accomplished. the stroke of a swimmer, etc. 9.powerful or sudden effort by which something is done, produced, or accomplished; also, something done or accomplished by such an effort. a stroke of genius. 10. a line drawn with a pen or other writing implement. 10. the time when a clock strikes, as "on the stroke of midnight." 11.(medicine) the loss of brain function arising when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted. 12. a sudden attack of any disease, especially when fatal; the stroke of death  13. an individual discharge of lightning; a flash of lightning may be made up of several strokes. .14 .(obsolete) the result or effect of a striking; injury or affliction; soreness. 15. an addition or amendment to a written composition; a touch; to give some finishing strokes to an essay. 16. a throb or beat, as of the heart. 16.(obs) power; influence.  

Stroke vbTo pass the hand over gently or caressingly or with light pressure. 2. to sound time like a gong or clock. 3. to set the pace for a rowboat crew; to row the stroke oar of. to stroke a boat. 4. To move one's hand or an object (such as a broom) along (a surface) in one direction.  5. to hit the ball with the bat in a flowing motion. 6. to give a finely fluted surface to.
Stroke phr"At a Stroke" - in one go only.
Stroke phr"Off One Stroke" - performing or working less well than usual.
Stroke phr"On Stroke" - punctually.
Stroke phr"On the Stroke of" - exactly at.
Stroke phr"Stroke Against the Hair" - to irritate, ruffle, cross a person.
Stroke phr"Stroke Down" - appease a person's anger.
Stroke phr"Stroke of Business" - a profitable transaction.
Stroke phr"Stroke of Work" - a small amount of work.
Stroke phr"Stroke the Wrong Way" - irritate.
Stroke-like adjCharacteristic of a stroke (a medical incident).
Stroke-oar nA rower or person nearest to the stern.
Stroke-play nPlay in which the score is reckoned by counting the number of strokes taken for the round.
Stroker nOne who strokes. 2. somehing with which to stroke.
Strong adjHaving, showing, or able to exert great bodily or muscular power; physically vigorous or robust. 2. accompanied or delivered by great physical, mechanical, etc., power or force: a strong handshake. 3. mentally powerful or vigorous, as "his mind is still strong." 4. especially able, competent, or powerful in a specific field or respect. He's weak at bat, but he's a strong fielder. 5. of great moral power, firmness, or courage.
Strong phr"Come on Strong" - slang: to behave in an aggressive, ardent, or flamboyant manner: When you're interviewed for the job, don't come on too strong
Strong phr"Come Out Strong" - to go to great lengths; to make statement which are hard to credit.
Strong phr"Going Strong" - prospering, getting on brilliantly; in an excellent state of health.
Strong phr"Go It Strong" - to act vigourously or recklessly. 2. go to great length; use exaggeration.
Strong phr"(Still) Going Strong" - continue action vigorously, continue to flourish, in good health; trim, thriving, prosperous.
Strong phr"Strong as an Horse/Ox" - having great muscular strength. 2. able to go heavy physical work.
Strong arm vbTo use physically force upon, assault.
Strong-armed adjViolent, having physical powers. 2.
Strongback n(Nautical) The fore-and-aft spar extending from stem to stern on a lifeboat and serving as a raised spreader for a boat cover. 2. (nautical) a strong bar placed across a hatch opening to hold hatch boards or hatch covers. 3. (carpentry) a load-bearing post with a T-shaped cross-section, where the short T-tail prevents bowing of the long post. 4. (sculpture) a backing pole used to reinforce and stabilize vertically-oriented sculptures.
Strongbox nA box for the storage of valuables; a safe.
Strong-brained adjIntelligent, smart, bright. 2. determined, steadfast
Strong-drink nIntoxicating liquor, alcoholic liquors generally. 2. drink of more than ordinary alcoholic strength.
Strong-hand adjThe exercise of superior power; the use of force.
Strong-headed adjHeadstrong; obstinate. 2. endowed with strong intellectual facilities.
Strong-headness nObstinacy.
Stronghold nA strongly fortified place of defence; a secure place of refuge, a fastness. 2. a centre of opinion, not easily influenced, by argument or propganda.
Strongish adjSomewhat strong.
Strongly advIn a strong manner; powerfully, forcibly, firmly, securely, violently, vehemently with fortitude; resolutely, emphatically. 3. in a strong degree, with strength and intensity of the condition or quality predicated.
Strong man/woman nA political leader having considerable or preeminent power, as from a military coup or other extra-legal means. 2. a professional performer of feats of strength as an entertainment.
Strong meat nA doctrine or action acceptable only to vigorous or instructed ??. 2. a set of beliefs, or the language or theme of a book, play, film, etc thought unsuitable for people who are easily upset or shocked.
Strong-minded adjHaving a strong, vigorous, determined mind. 2. applied, usu. disparagingly, to women who have or effect the qualities of mind regarded as distinctly masculine. 3. having deeply rooted opinions, determined, resolute.
Strong-mindness nStrength of will, resoluteness, determination.
Strong room nA room made specifically secure for custody of persons or things; esp. a-fire or burgular-proof room in which valuables are deposited for safety, e.g. at a bank
Strong side nOne's positive personal attributes.
Strong water nAny form of alcoholic spirit used as a beverage.
Strong-willed adjHaving a strong will; decided, obstinate.
Strong-woman nA political leader having considerable or preeminent power, as from a military coup or other extra-legal means.
Strong words nfree or excessive use of swear-words, especially in abuse, forceful expression of one's views, intentions.
Strop n(Borrowing from Latin): a narrow strip of flexible material, especially leather, as for fastening or holding things together. 2. a looped band by which an item may be held, pulled, lifted, etc., as a bootstrap or a ring that standing passengers may hold on to in a bus, subway, or the like. 3. a strop for a razor. 4. a long, narrow object or piece of something; strip; band. 5. an ornamental strip or band. 6. a halter.
Strop vbTo fasten or secure with a strap or straps. 2. to fasten (a thing) around something in the manner of a strap. 3. to sharpen on a strap or strop: to strap a razor.

4. to beat or flog with a strap.

Struck adjThe past particle of strike; hit
Struck phr"Be Thunder Struck" - to be amazed.
Struck phr"Struck Off" - removed from a list or register.
Stropping nThe action of securing with straps. 2. fastening. 3. stropping
Strung adjFitting with strings; threaded on a string. 2. tensed.
Strung phr"Strung Up" - tense or nervous.
Strut nA proud or pompous step or march. 2. a compression member in framework, keeping two others from approaching nearer together, as the vertical members of a wing trussof a biplane. 3. an instrument in the adjusting the plaits of a ruff. 4.
Strut vbOE: bulge, swell, protrude, stand out, flaunt, swagger, walk stiff and upright.
Strutter nOne who struts.
Strutting nThe action of walking pompously, conceitedly and affectedly.
Struttingly advIn a strutting manner.
Stub nA stump of a tree or more rarely a shrub or smaller plant; the portion left in the ground when a tree is felled; also a trunk deprived of branches. 2. the part of a tree- trunk closest to the ground. 3. fig. a blockhead. 4. a short piece of broken branch remaining on the stem. 6. a splinter or thorn in the flesh. 7. a short, thick nail; a worn horse-shoe nail; esp. in pl. as material for making stub-iron. 8. something that looks short or stunted; eg. a rudimentary tail or horn. 9. a short piece of wood. 10. the remaining portion or something that has been broken or worn down; a stump, a fag end.
Stub vbTo dig up by the root; to grub up. 2. to cut down a tree close to it's roots. 3. to remove stubs from the ground. 4. to clear land of trees, furze, etc by up-rooting. 5. to cause a horse to be wounded by a stub. 6. to strike the toe violently against anything in walking or running. 7. to go heedlessly. 8. to cover with stubs. 8. to extinguish a cigarette by pressing the lighted end against a hard object.
Stub phr"Stub One's Toe (Against/On)" - catch, strike, one foot on something which projects.
Stub phr"Stub Out" - extinguish, put out, a cigarette by striking it against something.
Stubbed adjOf trees, to cut down to the stub; cut off near the ground; also, to deprive of the branch or pollarded. 2. short, thick or stumpy. 3. reduced to a stub (of hair) cut close to the skin; stubby. 4. blunted at the point. 5. abounding in stubs. 6. short and blunted like a stub; obtuse.
Stubbedness nThe state of being stubbed.
Stubby adjOf the nature of a stub: short and thick or broad. 2.abounding in or full of stubs, chiefly of the hair or beards, composed of short bristles. 3. short and thickset.
StubbinessnThe quality or condition of being stubby.
Stublike adjResembling a stub in some aspect.
Stubnail nA worn horseshoe nail; a short thick nail.
Stubwort nThe Wood-sorrel, Oxalis Acetosella.
Stuck adjOf an animal that has been stabbed or had it's throat cut. 2. unable to go any further.
Stuck phr"Be Stuck" - be unable to progress. 2. be confined in a place.
Stuck phr"Be Stuck for" - be at a loss for, or in need of.
Stuck phr"Be Stuck On" - be infatuated or enamored with.
Stuck phr"Be Stuck With" - be unable to get rid of, or escape from. 2. be permanently involved with.
Stuck phr"Get Stuck In/Into" - begin in earnest to eat; work hard. 2. to start doing something enthusiastically
Stuck phr"Stare Like a Stuck Pig" - the stuck pig. is the pig in the act of being killed. 2. a gaping stare; to gaze in terror and surprise.
Stuck phr"Stuck In" - be really busy; closely involved in a task.
Stuck phr"Stuck On" - fond of, attracted to, to like a person or an idea very much.
Stuck phr"Stuck Up" - conceited, pompous, affecting an air of superiority. 2. a social climber full of unwarranted social pride.
Stuck phr"Stuck With" - obliged to accept someone, something unpleasant, onerous, tedious and irksome.
Stuckness nThe state of being stuck (in all senses).
Stuck-up adjAssuming an unjustified air of superiority or plumimg oneself unduly on real superioriy; offensively pretentious. 2. conceited, very vain; supercilious and arrogant, snobbish.
Stuckupness nSwelled-headedness, cockiness, big-headed, uppishness.
Stud nA boss, knob, nailhead, or other protuberance projecting from a surface or part, especially as an ornament. 2. any of various buttonlike, usually ornamental objects, mounted on a shank that is passed through an article of clothing to fasten it: a collar stud. 3. any of a number of slender, upright members of wood, steel, etc., forming the frame of a wall or partition and covered with plasterwork, siding, etc. 4. any of various projecting pins, lugs, or the like, on machines or other implements. 5. any of a large number of small projecting lugs embedded in an automobile tire (studded tire) to improve traction on snowy or icy roads.
Stud vbTo set with or as if with studs, bosses, or the like: The leather-covered door was studded with brass nails. 2. (of things) to be scattered over the expanse or surface of: stars stud the sky. 3. to set or scatter (objects) at intervals over an expanse or surface: to stud raisins over a cake. 4. to furnish with or support by studs.
Stud adjOrnamented with rivets, nailheads, or other buttonlike, usually metallic objects: a stud belt.
Stud nA studhorse or stallion. 2. an establishment, as a farm, in which horses are kept for breeding. 3. a number of horses, usually for racing or hunting, bred or kept by one owner. 4. a male animal, as a bull or ram, kept for breeding. 5. a herd of animals kept for breeding.
Stud adjOf, associated with, or pertaining to a studhorse or studhorses. 2. retained for breeding purposes.
Stud phr"At Stud", (of a male animal) offered for the purpose of breeding.
Studbolt nA headless bolt with a thread at both end.
Stud-book nA book giving the pedigree of thoroughbred horses; also, a similar book for dogs and other animals.
Studded adjSet with studs, having studs o supports.
Studding nThe timber framework for lath and plaster wall. 2. a batten of wood fot it's framework. 3. anything with which a surface is studded.
Studdle nA prop or trestle.
Stud-groom nA head groom attached to a studfarm.
Stud-horse nA stallion kept for breeding; a stallion.
Studding-sail nA light auxilliary sail set out beyond one of the principal sailsby extensible booms during a following wind.
Studlike adjResembling or characteristic of a stud (various senses). 2. resembling or characteristic of stud (a virile male).
Studliness nHaving the quality of being virile, muscular, virile. 2. having sexual attraction.
Studly advVirilely attractive, muscular, handsome. 2. impressive, powerful, sexually attractive.
Stud-mare nA mare kept for breeding; a broodmare
Studmaster nThe head of a horse stud.
Stung adj(slang): cheated, swindled, scammed, grifted.
Stunt nA check in growth; also a state of arrested, or lack of growth or development. 2. a creature which has been hindered from full growth or development. 3. a fit of sulkiness, obstinacy.
Stunt vbTo bring to an abrupt stand; non-plus. 2. to check the development or growth(a plant, person, etc.) 3. to decrease growth or production; to dwarf. 4. to become arrested in growth; dwarfed.
Stunt phr"Take the Stunt" - a fit of obstinacy or sulkiness.
Stunted adjFoolish, stupid, dull, mentally unalert. 2. obstinate, stubborn, rudely or angrily curt or blunt. 3. stunted, short and thick. 4. dwarfed in growth. 5. of a turn, bend: abrupt.
Stuntedness nThe quality of being stunted or dwarfed.
Stunting nImpaired growth that children experience from poor nutrition, frequent infection and inadequate pyschological stimulation.
Stunting adjPreventing growth or development.
Stuntness nThe condition of being stunted.
Sty nA enclosed place where swine are kept, usu. a low shed with uncovered forecourt; a pigsty. 2. transfig. and fig. - a human habitation or sleeping place no better than a pigsty. 3. an abode of bestial lust, or of moral pollution generally.
Sty n(O.E. stigend : riser & eye) An inflamed swelling on the eyelid.
Sty vbTo confine pigs in a sty. 2. to pen up: to confine as in a sty.
Sty vbTo arise, climb, to a higher level. 2. to descend in "sty down" 3. also generally, to ascend or descend. see stigend.
Sty phr"Sty Down" - to descend.
Styan nOE: stiʒend (lit: a riser: Jesus) cf. almightend, demend, fiend, friend, healand (Jesus), shapend, slinkend, stigend, waldend.
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