Lexicon: stammer – staple

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stammer (-ed), v. [OE.]

Falter; stutter; stumble; [fig.] waver; tremble; become clumsy.

stamp, n. [OE.]

Mark; sign; seal; character; embossment; engraving; impression; inscription.

stamp (-ed), v. [OE.]

  1. Drop angrily; press down defiantly; strike forcibly downward.
  2. Imprint; inscribe; emboss; engrave.
  3. Mark; seal; impress; deeply fix.

stanch, adj. [“staunch” < OFr 'watertight'; It. stanco, exhausted, weary.]

Firm; immoveable.

stanch (-ed), v. [see stanch, n.]

Fix; set; halt; stop; stem.

stand (-ing, -s, stood), v. [OE.] (webplay: abide, accomplish, alone, alone standing, awe, carved, charity, cold, color, commands, conditions, continue, despair, doubt, elected, enemy, erect, esteem, excellent, fail, feet, fire, fly, fool, frailty, God, heat, heav'n, horror, judgment, kneel, lie, life, location, Lord, nature, near, neglected, peace, placed, posture, pray, qualities, reason, relation, remain, rests, right).

  1. Be in an upright position on the feet.
  2. Remain.
  3. Exist; be.
  4. Left a mark; stain; make shadows.
  5. Have a place; be on the same level; be equal in stature; maintain status.
  6. Come into the presence of; arrive.
  7. Bear; Endure.
  8. Be located.
  9. Come.
  10. Be still; remain firm.
  11. Linger.
  12. Become.
  13. Phrase. “Stand up”: Be alive; live; be upright on one's feet.
  14. Phrase. “Stand upon”: Get up; put yourself on your feet.
  15. Phrase. “Stand upon their heads”: Turn upside down on your head.
  16. Phrase. “Stand by”: Watch; see; witness.
  17. Phrase. “Stand for”: Signify; equal; mean.
  18. Phrase. “Stand on”: Crush; hurt; trample.

standard (-s), n. [OFr; L. extenděre, to stretch out; by popular etym, MHG stanthart, stand hard.]

  1. Rules; high expectations; conventions.
  2. Moral.
  3. Established model.

stanza (-s), n. [It. 'standing place, dwelling room'; OFr 'stay support' < L. 'to stand'.]

Verse; quatrain; set of four lines; metrical unit, ending in a full point.

staple (-d), adj. [see staple, n.]


staple (-s), n. [OE.]

Shackle; pinion; fetter; binding; bond; fastener; something fixed.