Dictionary: STOT – STRAG-GLE

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STOT, n. [Sax. stotte, a poor horse.]

  1. A horse. [Not in use.] – Chaucer.
  2. A young bullock or steer. [Not in use or local.]

STOTE, n. [See STOAT.]


  1. Sorrow; grief. [Not in use.] – Spenser.
  2. A shooting pain. [Not in use.] – Spenser.
  3. Noise. [Not in use.] Spenser.
  4. Astonishment; amazement. [Not in use.] – Gay.
  5. Hour; time; season. [Dan. stund.] [Not in use.] – Gay.
  6. A vessel to put small beer in. [Local.]

STOUND, v.i. [Ice. stunde.]

  1. To be in pain or sorrow. [Not in use.]
  2. Stunned. [Not in use. See Astound.]

STOUR, n. [Sax. styrian, to stir.]

A battle or tumult. [Obs.] – Spenser. [Stour signifies a river, as in Sturbridge.]

STOUT, a. [D. stout, bold, stout, stooten, to push; Dan. stöder, to push; studser, to strut. The primary sense is to shoot forward or to swell.]

  1. Strong; lusty. A stouter champion never handled sword. – Shak.
  2. Bold; intrepid; valiant; brave. He lost the character of a bold, stout, magnanimous man. – Clarendon.
  3. Large; bulky. [A popular use of the word.]
  4. Proud; resolute; obstinate. The lords all stand to clear their cause, / Must resolutely stout. – Daniel.
  5. Strong; firm; as, a stout vessel. – Dryden.


A cant name for strong beer. – Swift.


Having a stout frame.


Having a stout heart. – Scott.

STOUT'LY, adv.

Lustily; boldly; obstinately. He stoutly defended himself.


  1. Strength; bulk.
  2. Boldness; fortitude. – Ascham.
  3. Obstinacy; stubbornness. Shak.

STOVE, n. [Sax. stofa; Sw. stufva; D. stoof; It. stufa; Sp. estufa, a warm close room, a bath, a room where pitch and tar are heated; estofar, to stew meat, and to quilt; Fr. etuve; G. badstube, a bagnio or hot house; stube, a room; stuben-ofen, a stove; Dan. stover, to stew; stue, a room; stue-ovn, a stove. This primarily is merely a room, a place. See Stow.]

  1. A hot house; a house or room artificially warmed. – Bacon. Woodward.
  2. A small box with an iron pan, used for holding coals to warm the feet. It is a bad practice for young persons to accustom themselves to sit with a warm stove under the feet.
  3. An iron box, cylinder or fire-place, in which fire is made to warm an apartment. Stoves for this purpose are of various forms.
  4. An iron box with various apartments in it for cooking; a culinary utensil of various forms.

STOVE, v. [pret. of Stave.]

STOVE, v.t.

To keep warm in a house or room by artificial heat; as, to stove orange trees and myrtles. – Bacon.

STOV'ER, n. [a contraction of estover.]

Fodder for cattle; primarily, fodder from threshed grain; but in New England, any kind of fodder from the barn or stack. – New Eng.


Keeping warm by the heat of a stove, or by artificial heat.

STOW, v.t. [Sax. stow, a place, a fixed place or mansion; G. stauen, D. stuwen, Dan. stuver, to stow, to place; Sp. and Port. estivar, id., coinciding with L. stipo, to crowd, to stuff; Sp. estiva, a rammer; L. stiva, the handle of a plow. The sense is to set or throw down, from the more general sense of throwing, driving.]

  1. To place; to put in a suitable place or position; as, to stow bags, bales or casks in a ship's hold; to stow hay mow; to stow sheaves. The word has reference to the placing of many things, or of one thing among many, or of a mass of things.
  2. To lay up; to reposit. [Stow in names, signifies place, as in Barstow.]


  1. The act or operation of placing in a suitable position; or the suitable disposition of several things together. The stowage of a ship's cargo to advantage requires no little skill. It is of great consequence to make good stowage. [This is the principal use of the word.]
  2. Room for the reception of things to be reposited. In every vessel there is stowage for immense treasures. – Addison.
  3. The state of being laid up. I am curious to have the plate and jewels in safe stowage.
  4. Money paid for stowing goods. [Little used.]

STOW'ED, pp.

Placed in due position or order; reposited.

STOW'ING, ppr.

Placing in due position; disposing in good order.

STRA'BISM, n. [L. strabismus, from strata, strobo, a squint-eyed person.]

  1. A non-coincidence of the optic axes of the eyes upon an object, occasioned by a permanent lengthening of one of the lateral muscles of the ball of the eye, and a permanent shortening of its antagonist.
  2. A squinting; the act or habit of looking asquint.

STRAD'DLE, v.i. [from the root of stride; Sax. stredan, to scatter.]

To part the legs wide; to stand or walk with the legs far apart.


To place one leg on one side and the other on the other of any thing; as, to straddle a fence or a horse.


Standing or walking with the legs far apart; placing one leg on one side and the other on the other.

STRAG-GLE, v.i. [strag'l; This word seems to be formed on the root of stray. In Sax. strægan is to strew, to spread; D. strekken, to stretch; G. streichen, to pass, to migrate; W. treiglaw, to turn, revolve, wander.]

  1. To wander from the direct course or way; to rove. When troops are on the march, let not the men straggle.
  2. To wander at large without any certain direction or object; to ramble. The wolf spied a struggling kid. – L'Estrange.
  3. To exuberate; to shoot too far in growth. Prune the straggling branches of the hedge. Mortimer.
  4. To be dispersed; to be apart from any main body. They came between Scylla and Charyhdis and the straggling rocks. – Ralegh.