Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Stipple, Stippling noun (Engraving) A mode of execution which produces the effect by dots or small points instead of lines. 2. (Paint.) A mode of execution in which a flat or even tint is produced by many small touches.
Stiptic adjective & noun (Medicine) See Styptic .
, Latin Stipulæ
. [ Latin , a stalk, stem.] 1. (Botany) A stipule. 2. (Zoology) A newly sprouted feather.
Stipulaceous, Stipular adjective
[ Confer French stipulacé
. See Stipula
.] (Botany) Of or pertaining to stipules; resembling stipules; furnished with stipules; growing on stipules, or close to them; occupying the position of stipules; as, stipular glands and stipular tendrils.
Stipulary adjective (Botany) Of or pertaining to stipules; stipular.
Stipulate adjective (Botany) Furnished with stipules; as, a stipulate leaf.
Stipulate intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Stipulated
; present participle & verbal noun Stipulating
.] [ Latin stipulatus
, past participle of stipulari
to stipulate, from OL. stipulus
firm, fast; probably akin to Latin stipes
a post. Confer Stiff
.] To make an agreement or covenant with any person or company to do or forbear anything; to bargain; to contract; to settle terms; as, certain princes stipulated to assist each other in resisting the armies of France.
[ Latin stipulatio
: confer French stipulation
.] 1. The act of stipulating; a contracting or bargaining; an agreement. 2. That which is stipulated, or agreed upon; that which is definitely arranged or contracted; an agreement; a covenant; a contract or bargain; also, any particular article, item, or condition, in a mutual agreement; as, the stipulations of the allied powers to furnish each his contingent of troops. 3. (Law) A material article of an agreement; an undertaking in the nature of bail taken in the admiralty courts; a bargain. Bouvier. Wharton. Syn.
-- Agreement; contract; engagement. See Covenant
[ See Stipule
.] (Botany) The situation, arrangement, and structure of the stipules.
Stipulator noun [ Latin ] One who stipulates, contracts, or covenants.
[ Latin stipula
a stalk, stem, straw: confer French stipule
. Confer Stubble
.] (Botany) An appendage at the base of petioles or leaves, usually somewhat resembling a small leaf in texture and appearance.
Stipuled adjective (Botany) Furnished with stipules, or leafy appendages.
Stir transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Stirred
; present participle & verbal noun Stirring
.] [ Middle English stiren
, Anglo-Saxon styrian
; probably akin to Dutch storen
to disturb, German stören
, Old High German stōren
to scatter, destroy. √166.] 1. To change the place of in any manner; to move.
My foot I had never yet in five days been able to stir . Sir W. Temple. 2. To disturb the relative position of the particles of, as of a liquid, by passing something through it; to agitate; as, to stir a pudding with a spoon.
My mind is troubled, like a fountain stirred . Shak. 3. To bring into debate; to agitate; to moot.
Stir not questions of jurisdiction. Bacon. 4. To incite to action; to arouse; to instigate; to prompt; to excite.
men to devotion." Chaucer.
An Ate, stirring him to blood and strife. Shak.
And for her sake some mutiny will stir . Dryden.
» In all senses except the first, stir
is often followed by up
with an intensive effect; as, to stir
up fire; to stir
up sedition. Syn.
-- To move; incite; awaken; rouse; animate; stimulate; excite; provoke.
Stir intransitive verb 1. To move; to change one's position.
I had not power to stir or strive, Byron. 2. To be in motion; to be active or bustling; to exert or busy one's self.
But felt that I was still alive.
All are not fit with them to stir and toil. Byron.
The friends of the unfortunate exile, far from resenting his unjust suspicions, were stirring anxiously in his behalf. Merivale. 3. To become the object of notice; to be on foot.
They fancy they have a right to talk freely upon everything that stirs or appears. I. Watts. 4. To rise, or be up, in the morning.
[ Colloq.] Shak.
Stir noun 1. The act or result of stirring; agitation; tumult; bustle; noise or various movements.
Why all these words, this clamor, and this stir ? Denham.
Consider, after so much stir about genus and species, how few words we have yet settled definitions of. Locke. 2. Public disturbance or commotion; tumultuous disorder; seditious uproar.
Being advertised of some stirs raised by his unnatural sons in England. Sir J. Davies. 3. Agitation of thoughts; conflicting passions.
Stirabout noun A dish formed of oatmeal boiled in water to a certain consistency and frequently stirred, or of oatmeal and dripping mixed together and stirred about in a pan; a hasty pudding.
Stiriated adjective [ Latin stiria an icicle.] Adorned with pendants like icicles.
Stirious adjective [ Latin stiria an icicle .] Resembling icicles. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
[ Anglo-Saxon stric
, from steór
a steer. See Steer
a young ox.] A young bullock or heifer.
[ Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Sir W. Scott.
Stirless adjective Without stirring; very quiet; motionless. "Lying helpless and stirless ." Hare.
Stirp noun [ Latin stirps , stirpis .] Stock; race; family. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Stirpiculture noun [ Latin stirps , stirpis , stem, stock, race + cultura culture.] The breeding of special stocks or races.
; plural Stirpes
. [ Latin , stem, stock.] 1. (Law) Stock; race; family. Blackstone. 2. (Botany) A race, or a fixed and permanent variety.
Stirrage noun The act of stirring; stir; commotion. [ Obsolete] T. Granger.
Stirrer noun One who, or that which, stirs something; also, one who moves about, especially after sleep; as, an early stirrer . Shak. Stirrer up , an instigator or inciter. Atterbury.
Stirring adjective Putting in motion, or being in motion; active; active in business; habitually employed in some kind of business; accustomed to a busy life.
A more stirring and intellectual age than any which had gone before it. Southey. Syn.
-- Animating; arousing; awakening; stimulating; quickening; exciting.
[ Middle English stirop
, Anglo-Saxon stigrāp
to mount, ascend + rāp
a rope; akin to German stegreif
a stirrup. √164. See Sty
, intransitive verb
, and Rope
.] 1. A kind of ring, or bent piece of metal, wood, leather, or the like, horizontal in one part for receiving the foot of a rider, and attached by a strap to the saddle, -- used to assist a person in mounting a horse, and to enable him to sit steadily in riding, as well as to relieve him by supporting a part of the weight of the body.
Our host upon his stirpoes stood anon. Chaucer. 2. (Carp. & Mach.) Any piece resembling in shape the stirrup of a saddle, and used as a support, clamp, etc. See Bridle iron . 3. (Nautical) A rope secured to a yard, with a thimble in its lower end for supporting a footrope. Totten. Stirrup bone (Anat.)
, the stapes.
-- Stirrup cup
, a parting cup taken after mounting.
-- Stirrup iron
, an iron stirrup.
-- Stirrup leather
, or Stirrup strap
, the strap which attaches a stirrup to the saddle. See Stirrup , 1.
obsolete past participle
, intransitive verb Started; leaped.
They privily be stirt into a well. Chaucer.
obsolete imperfect of Start , intransitive verb & t. Chaucer.
[ Middle English stiche
, Anglo-Saxon stice
a pricking, akin to stician
to prick. See Stick
, intransitive verb
] 1. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made. 2. A single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a link, or loop, of yarn; as, to let down, or drop, a stitch ; to take up a stitch . 3.
[ Confer Middle English sticche
, a piece, Anglo-Saxon stycce
. Confer Stock
.] A space of work taken up, or gone over, in a single pass of the needle; hence, by extension, any space passed over; distance.
You have gone a good stitch . Bunyan.
In Syria the husbandmen go lightly over with their plow, and take no deep stitch in making their furrows. Holland. 4. A local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle; as, a stitch in the side.
He was taken with a cold and with stitches , which was, indeed, a pleurisy. Bp. Burnet. 5. A contortion, or twist.
If you talk, Marston. 6. Any least part of a fabric or dress; as, to wet every stitch of clothes.
Or pull your face into a stitch again,
I shall be angry.
[ Colloq.] 7. A furrow. Chapman. Chain stitch
, Lock stitch
. See in the Vocabulary.
, or Purl stitch
. See 2nd Purl , 2.
Stitch transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Stitched
; present participle & verbal noun Stitching
.] 1. To form stitches in; especially, to sew in such a manner as to show on the surface a continuous line of stitches; as, to stitch a shirt bosom. 2. To sew, or unite together by stitches; as, to stitch printed sheets in making a book or a pamphlet. 3. (Agriculture) To form land into ridges. To stitch up
, to mend or unite with a needle and thread; as, to stitch up a rent; to stitch up an artery.
Stitch intransitive verb To practice stitching, or needlework.
Stitch noun An arrangement of stitches, or method of stitching in some particular way or style; as, cross- stitch ; herringbone stitch , etc.
Stitchel noun A kind of hairy wool. [ Prov.]
Stitcher noun One who stitches; a seamstress.
Stitchery noun Needlework; -- in contempt. Shak.
1. The act of one who stitches. 2. Work done by sewing, esp. when a continuous line of stitches is shown on the surface; stitches, collectively.
Stith adjective [ Anglo-Saxon stīð .] Strong; stiff; rigid. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.]
[ Icelandic steði
an anvil, akin to staðr
place. See Stead
.] An anvil; a stithy.
[ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.]
He invented also pincers, hammers, iron crows, and the anvil, or stith . Holland.
[ See Stith
, and confer Stiddy
.] 1. An anvil. Sir W. Scott. 2. A smith's shop; a smithy; a smithery; a forge.
"As foul as Vulcan's stithy
Stithy transitive verb To forge on an anvil.
The forge that stithied Mars his helm. Shak.
Stive transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Stived
; present participle & verbal noun Stiving
.] [ Probably from French estiver
to compress, stow, Latin stipare
: confer Italian stivare
, Spanish estivar
. Confer Stevedore
.] To stuff; to crowd; to fill full; hence, to make hot and close; to render stifling. Sandys.
His chamber was commonly stived with friends or suitors of one kind or other. Sir H. Wotton.
Stive intransitive verb To be stifled or suffocated.
Stive noun The floating dust in flour mills caused by the operation or grinding. De Colange.
Stiver noun [ Dutch stuiver ; akin to German stüber , Danish styver , Swedish styfver .] A Dutch coin, and money of account, of the value of two cents, or about one penny sterling; hence, figuratively, anything of little worth.
Stives noun plural
[ Middle English See Stew
.] Stews; a brothel.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Stoak transitive verb [ Confer German stocken .] (Nautical) To stop; to choke.
[ Middle English stot
a stoat, horse, bullock; perhaps originally only of male animals, and akin to Dutch stooten
to push, English stutter
; confer Icelandic st...tr
a bull, Swedish stut
a bullock. Confer Stot
.] (Zoology) The ermine in its summer pelage, when it is reddish brown, but with a black tip to the tail. The name is sometimes applied also to other brown weasels.
Stocah noun [ Ir. & Gael. stocach an idle fellow who lives on the industry of others, a lounger.] A menial attendant. [ Obsolete] Spenser.