Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Stormwind noun A heavy wind; a wind that brings a storm; the blast of a storm. Longfellow.
[ Compar. Stormier
; superl. Stormiest
.] 1. Characterized by, or proceeding from, a storm; subject to storms; agitated with furious winds; biosterous; tempestous; as, a stormy season; a stormy day or week.
"Beyond the stormy
Hebrides." Milton. 2. Proceeding from violent agitation or fury; as, a stormy sound; stormy shocks. 3. Violent; passionate; rough; as, stormy passions.
Stormy chiefs of a desert but extensive domain. Sir W. Scott.
Storthing noun [ Norw. storting ; stor great + ting court, court of justice; confer Danish ting , thing .] The Parliament of Norway, chosen by indirect election once in three years, but holding annual sessions.
obsolete past participle of Starve . Chaucer.
; plural Stories
. [ Old French estoré
, built, erected, past participle of estorer
to build, restore, to store. See Store
, transitive verb
] A set of rooms on the same floor or level; a floor, or the space between two floors. Also, a horizontal division of a building's exterior considered architecturally, which need not correspond exactly with the stories within.
[ Written also storey
.] » A story
comprehends the distance from one floor to another; as, a story
of nine or ten feet elevation. The spaces between floors are numbered in order, from below upward; as, the lower, second, or third story
; a house of one story
, of two stories
, of five stories
. Story post (Architecture)
, a vertical post used to support a floor or superincumbent wall.
[ Middle English storie
, Old French estoire
, French histoire
, from Latin historia
. See History
.] 1. A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a description of past events; a history; a statement; a record.
One malcontent who did indeed get a name in story . Barrow.
Venice, with its unique city and its Impressive story . Ed. Rev.
The four great monarchies make the subject of ancient story . Sir W. Temple. 2. The relation of an incident or minor event; a short narrative; a tale; especially, a fictitious narrative less elaborate than a novel; a short romance. Addison. 3. A euphemism or child's word for "a lie;" a fib; as, to tell a story .
Story transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Storied
; present participle & verbal noun Storying
.] To tell in historical relation; to make the subject of a story; to narrate or describe in story.
How worthy he is I will leave to appear hereafter, rather than story him in his own hearing. Shak.
It is storied of the brazen colossus in Rhodes, that it was seventy cubits high. Bp. Wilkins.
1. One who tells stories; a narrator of anecdotes,incidents, or fictitious tales; as, an amusing story- teller . 2. An historian; -- in contempt. Swift. 3. A euphemism or child's word for "a liar."
Story-telling adjective Being accustomed to tell stories. -- noun The act or practice of telling stories.
1. One who writes short stories, as for magazines. 2. An historian; a chronicler. [ Obsolete] "Rathums, the story-writer ." 1 Esdr. ii. 17.
Storybook noun A book containing stories, or short narratives, either true or false.
[ Anglo-Saxon stotte
a hack, jade, or worthless horse; confer Swedish stut
a bull, Danish stud
an ox. Confer Stoat
.] 1. A horse.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer. Thorold Rogers. 2. A young bull or ox, especially one three years old.
[ Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
(stōt) noun (Zoology) See Stoat .
(stound) intransitive verb
[ Confer Astound
.] To be in pain or sorrow.
[ Obsolete or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
[ See Stound
, intransitive verb
1. A sudden, severe pain or grief; peril; alarm. [ Obsolete] Spenser. 2. Astonishment; amazement. [ Obsolete] Spenser. Gay.
Stound noun [ Anglo-Saxon stund ; akin to Dutch stond , German stunde , Icelandic stund .] In a stound , suddenly. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
1. Hour; time; season. [ Obsolete] Chaucer. 2. A brief space of time; a moment. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
[ Confer Stand
.] A vessel for holding small beer.
[ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
[ See Stoop
a vessel.] 1. A flagon; a vessel or measure for liquids.
[ Scot.] Jamieson. 2. (Eccl.) A basin at the entrance of Roman Catholic churches for containing the holy water with which those who enter, dipping their fingers in it, cross themselves; -- called also holy-water stoup .
[ Old French estour
, tumult, combat, of Teutonic origin. See Storm
.] A battle or tumult; encounter; combat; disturbance; passion.
[ Obsolete] Fairfax.
"That woeful stowre
She that helmed was in starke stours [ fierce conflicts]. Chaucer.
[ See Stoor
] Tall; strong; stern.
[ Obsolete or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
[ Compar. Stouter
; superl. Stoutest
.] [ Dutch stout
bold (or Old French estout
bold, proud, of Teutonic origin); akin to Anglo-Saxon stolt
, German stolz
, and perhaps to English stilt
.] 1. Strong; lusty; vigorous; robust; sinewy; muscular; hence, firm; resolute; dauntless.
With hearts stern and stout . Chaucer.
A stouter champion never handled sword. Shak.
He lost the character of a bold, stout , magnanimous man. Clarendon.
The lords all stand Daniel. 2. Proud; haughty; arrogant; hard.
To clear their cause, most resolutely stout .
Your words have been stout against me. Mal. iii. 13.
Commonly . . . they that be rich are lofty and stout . Latimer. 3. Firm; tough; materially strong; enduring; as, a stout vessel, stick, string, or cloth. 4. Large; bulky; corpulent. Syn.
has reference simply to a superabundance or excess of flesh. Portly
implies a kind of stoutness or corpulence which gives a dignified or imposing appearance. Stout
, in our early writers (as in the English Bible), was used chiefly or wholly in the sense of strong
; as, a stout
champion; a stout
heart; a stout
resistance, etc. At a later period it was used for thickset
, and more recently, especially in England, the idea has been carried still further, so that Taylor says in his Synonyms: "The stout
man has the proportions of an ox; he is corpulent, fat, and fleshy in relation to his size." In America, stout
is still commonly used in the original sense of strong
as, a stout
boy; a stout
Stout noun A strong malt liquor; strong porter. Swift.
Stout-hearted adjective Having a brave heart; courageous. -- Stout"-heart"ed*ness , noun
Stoutish adjective Somewhat stout; somewhat corpulent.
Stoutly adverb In a stout manner; lustily; boldly; obstinately; as, he stoutly defended himself.
Stoutness noun The state or quality of being stout. Syn. -- Strength; bulk; courage; force; valor; lustiness; brawniness; boldness; fortitude; stubbornness.
Stovain noun Also -ine [ Stove (a translation of the name of the discoverer, Fourneau + -in , -ine .] (Pharm.) A substance, C 14 H 22 O 2 NCl, the hydrochloride of an amino compound containing benzol, used, in solution with strychnine, as a local anæsthetic, esp. by injection into the sheath of the spinal cord, producing anæsthesia below the point of introduction.
Stove imperfect of Stave .
[ Dutch stoof
a foot stove, originally, a heated room, a room for a bath; akin to German stube
room, Old High German stuba
a heated room, Anglo-Saxon stofe
, Icelandic stofa
a room, bathing room, Swedish stufva
, a room, Danish stue
; of unknown origin. Confer Estufa
.] 1. A house or room artificially warmed or heated; a forcing house, or hothouse; a drying room; -- formerly, designating an artificially warmed dwelling or room, a parlor, or a bathroom, but now restricted, in this sense, to heated houses or rooms used for horticultural purposes or in the processes of the arts.
When most of the waiters were commanded away to their supper, the parlor or stove being nearly emptied, in came a company of musketeers. Earl of Strafford.
How tedious is it to them that live in stoves and caves half a year together, as in Iceland, Muscovy, or under the pole! Burton. 2. An apparatus, consisting essentially of a receptacle for fuel, made of iron, brick, stone, or tiles, and variously constructed, in which fire is made or kept for warming a room or a house, or for culinary or other purposes. Cooking stove
, a stove with an oven, opening for pots, kettles, and the like, -- used for cooking.
-- Dry stove
. See under Dry .
-- Foot stove
. See under Foot .
-- Franklin stove
. See in the Vocabulary.
-- Stove plant (Botany)
, a plant which requires artificial heat to make it grow in cold or cold temperate climates.
-- Stove plate
, thin iron castings for the parts of stoves.
Stove transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Stoved
; present participle & verbal noun Stoving
.] 1. To keep warm, in a house or room, by artificial heat; as, to stove orange trees. Bacon. 2. To heat or dry, as in a stove; as, to stove feathers.
Stovehouse noun A hothouse.
Stovepipe noun Pipe made of sheet iron in length and angular or curved pieces fitting together, -- used to connect a portable stove with a chimney flue. Stovepipe hat , the common tall silk hat. [ Slang, U.S.]
[ Middle English estoveir
, necessity, provisions, properly an inf., "to be necessary." Confer Estovers
.] Fodder for cattle, especially straw or coarse hay.
Where live nibbling sheep, Shak.
And flat meads thatched with stover them to keep.
Thresh barley as yet but as need shall require, Tusser.
Fresh threshed for stover thy cattle desire.
Stow transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Stowed
; present participle & verbal noun Stowing
.] [ Middle English stowen
, from stowe
a place, Anglo-Saxon stow
; confer Icelandic eld stō
a fireplace, hearth, OFries. stō
, and English stand
. √163.] 1. To place or arrange in a compact mass; to put in its proper place, or in a suitable place; to pack; as, to stow bags, bales, or casks in a ship's hold; to stow hay in a mow; to stow sheaves.
Some stow their oars, or stop the leaky sides. Dryden. 2. To put away in some place; to hide; to lodge.
Foul thief! where hast thou stowed my daughter? Shak. 3. To arrange anything compactly in; to fill, by packing closely; as, to stow a box, car, or the hold of a ship.
Stowage noun 1. The act or method of stowing; as, the stowage of provisions in a vessel. 2. Room in which things may be stowed. Cook.
In every vessel is stowage for immense treasures. Addison. 3. The state of being stowed, or put away.
"To have them in safe stowage
." Shak. 4. Things stowed or packed. Beau. & Fl. 5. Money paid for stowing goods.
Stowaway noun One who conceals himself board of a vessel about to leave port, or on a railway train, in order to obtain a free passage.
Stowboard noun A place into which rubbish is put. [ Written also stowbord .]
Stowce noun (Mining) (a) A windlass. (b) A wooden landmark, to indicate possession of mining land.
Stowing noun (Mining) A method of working in which the waste is packed into the space formed by excavating the vein.
Stowre adjective See Stour , adjective
Stowre noun See Stour , noun
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
Strabism noun (Medicine) Strabismus.
Strabismometer noun [ Strabismus + -meter .] (Medicine) An instrument for measuring the amount of strabismus.
Strabismus noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to squint, from ... distorted, squinting.] (Medicine) An affection of one or both eyes, in which the optic axes can not be directed to the same object, -- a defect due either to undue contraction or to undue relaxation of one or more of the muscles which move the eyeball; squinting; cross-eye.
Strabotomy noun [ Greek ... squinting + ... to cut.] (Surg.) The operation for the removal of squinting by the division of such muscles as distort the eyeball.
Straddle intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Straddled
; present participle & verbal noun Straddling
.] [ Freq. from the root of stride
.] 1. To part the legs wide; to stand or to walk with the legs far apart. 2. To stand with the ends staggered; -- said of the spokes of a wagon wheel where they join the hub.
Straddle transitive verb To place one leg on one side and the other on the other side of; to stand or sit astride of; as, to straddle a fence or a horse.
1. The act of standing, sitting, or walking, with the feet far apart. 2. The position, or the distance between the feet, of one who straddles; as, a wide straddle . 3. A stock option giving the holder the double privilege of a "put" and a "call," i. e. , securing to the buyer of the option the right either to demand of the seller at a certain price, within a certain time, certain securities, or to require him to take at the same price, and within the same time, the same securities. [ Broker's Cant]
Straddling adjective Applied to spokes when they are arranged alternately in two circles in the hub. See Straddle , intransitive verb , and Straddle , transitive verb , 3. Knight.