Definition for STIR

STIR, n. [W. ystwr.]

  1. Agitation; tumult; bustle; noise or various movements. Why all these words, this clamor and this stir? – Denham. Consider, after so much stir, about the genus and species, how few words have yet settled definitions. – Locke.
  2. Public disturbance or commotion; tumultuous disorder; seditious uproar. Being advertised of some stir raised by his unnatural sons in England, he departed from Ireland without a blow. Davies.
  3. Agitation of thoughts; conflicting passions. – Shak.

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