Dictionary: STOCKS – STOM'ACH-ER

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STOCKS, n. [or v. See under Stock.]

STOCK'-STILL, a. [stock and still.]

Still as a fixed post; perfectly still. Our preachers stand stock-still in the pulpit. – Anon.

STOCK'Y, a. [from stock.]

Thick and firm; stout. A stocky person is one rather thick than tall or corpulent; one whose bones are covered well with flesh, but without a prominent belly.

STO'IC, or STO'IC-AL, a.

  1. Pertaining to the Stoics or to their doctrines.
  2. Not affected by passion; unfeeling; manifesting indifference to pleasure or pain.

STO'IC, n. [Gr. στωικος, from στοα, a porch in Athens, where the philosopher Zeno taught.]

A disciple of the philosopher Zeno, who founded a sect. He taught that men should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and submit without complaint to the unavoidable necessity by which all things are governed. – Enfield.

STO'IC-AL-LY, adv.

In the manner of the Stoics; without apparent feeling or sensibility; with indifference to pleasure or pain. – Chesterfield.


The state of being stoical; indifference to pleasure or pain.


  1. The opinions and maxims of the Stoics.
  2. A real or pretended indifference to pleasure or pain; insensibility.


Sax. stocce, stoc, place, is the same word as stock, differently applied. It is found in many English names of towns.


One who looks after the fire in a brew-house, or steamer. – Green.

STO'LA, n. [Gr. στολη.]

A long garment descending to the ankles, worn by Roman women.

STOLE, n. [L. and It. stola; Sp. estola.]

  1. A long vest or robe; a garment word by the priests of some denominations when they officiate. It is a broad strip of cloth reaching from the neck to the feet. – Encyc.
  2. [L. stolo.] A sucker; a shoot from the root of a plant, by which some plants may be propagated; written also stool.

STOLE, v. [pret. of Steal.]

STOL-EN, pp. [sto'ln.]

The passive participle of Steal. Stolen waters are sweet. Prov. ix.

STOL'ID, a. [L. stolidus; from the root of still, stall, to set.]

Dull; foolish; stupid. [Not used.]

STO-LID'I-TY, n. [supra.]

Dullness of intellect; stupidity. [Little used.] – Bentley.

STO'LON, n. [L. stolo.]

In botany, a runner or shoot proceeding horizontally from a plant, as in the strawberry.

STO-LO-NIF'ER-OUS, a. [L. stolo, a sucker, and fero, to produce.]

Producing suckers; putting forth suckers; as, a stoloniferous stem. – Martyn.

STO'MA, or STO'MA-TA, n. [Gr.]

In botany, oval spaces between the sides of cells, opening into inter-cellular cavities, in the subadjacent tissue and bordered by a rim. – Lindley.

STOM-ACH, n. [L. stomachus; Sp. estomago; It. stomacho; Fr. estomac.]

  1. In animal bodies, a membranous receptacle, the principal organ of digestion, in which food is prepared for entering into the several parts of the body for its nourishment.
  2. Appetite; the desire of food caused by hunger; as, a good stomach for roast beef. [A popular use of the word.]
  3. Inclination; liking. He which hath no stomach to this fight, / Let him depart. – Shak.
  4. Anger; violence of temper. Stern was his look, and full of stomach vain. – Spenser.
  5. Sullenness; resentment; willful obstinacy; stubbornness. This sort of crying proceeding from pride, obstinacy and stomach, the will, where the fault lies, must be bent. – Locke.
  6. Pride; haughtiness. He was a man / Of an unbounded stomach, ever ranking / Himself with princes. – Shak. Note. This word in all the foregoing senses, except the first, in nearly obsolete or inelegant.

STOM'ACH, v.i.

To be angry. [Not in use.] – Hooker.

STOM'ACH, v.t. [L. stomachor.]

  1. To resent; to remember with anger. The lion began to show his teeth, and to stomach the affront. – L'Estrange. This sense is not used in America, as far as my observation extends. In America, at least in New England, the sense is
  2. To brook; to bear without open resentment or without opposition. [Not elegant.]

STOM'ACH-AL, a. [Fr. stomacal.]

Cordial; helping the stomach. – Cotgrave.


Filled with resentment. – Shak.


An ornament or support to the breast, worn by females. – Isaiah iii. Shak.