Lexicon: stir – stocking

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stir (-red, -rest, -ring, -s), v. [OE styrian, to make a disturbance.] (webplay: abroad, carried, days, everything, fancy, foot, good, home, liquor, morning, motion, move, notice, place, right, still, words).

  1. Move; [denotes a person/animal moving of their own volition]; [fig.] awake; arise; get out of bed; [fig.] raise; lift; [fig.] open; [fig.] travel; journey; [fig.] leave; flee; move out of the way; [fig.] twitch; quiver.
  2. Move [denotes an inanimate object being moved]; [fig.] garden; landscape; [fig.] loosen; unfasten; dislodge; [fig.] flitter; sway; rustle; move back and forth; [fig.] affect; arouse; animate; spur; incite; [fig.] spread; expand; [fig.] make ripples on [fig.] reawaken; become enlivened; [fig.] lay bare; become exposed [fig.] attracted; enamored; allured; enticed.
  3. Excite the intellect; lift the spirits; quicken the understanding; enliven the mind; increase in ability.
  4. Function; operate; work.
  5. Breathe; come alive; [fig.] affront; oppose; contend; contest; impugn; challenge; harm.
  6. Dwell; live; reside; abide; exist.

stirless, adj. [see stir, v.]

  1. Motionless; inactive; still.
  2. Immovable; unalterable; constant; immutable; invariable.

stirring, adj. [see stir, v.]

Busy; bustling.

stirring (-s), n. [see stir, v.]

Emotions; feelings; fervor; sentiments; enthusiasm; zeal; devotion.

stirrup, n. [OE 'climb' + rope.] (webplay: riding).

Device suspended from the side of a saddle to support the foot of a rider.

stitch (-es), n. [OE 'point, thrust, prick, sting, stab'.]

One unit of sewing.

stitch (-ed, -es), v. [see stitch, n.]

  1. Work with a needle and thread; to fasten or adorn with stitches.
  2. Shut; close; enclose in a receptacle by sewing.

St. James, proper n. [OE < L. < Gk < Heb.; see Jacob.]

British court; London royal residence; English palace that suffered damage in an 1809 fire.

stock (-s, -'s), n. [OE 'tree-trunk, stump, stick, pole, block, log'.]

A fund; capital; a supply.

stocking (-s), n. [see stock, n.]

Sock; garment to cover the leg.