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Meaning of STOW

Pronunciation:  stow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  fill by packing tightly; "stow the cart"
 

STOW is a 4 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: load
 
 See Also: pack

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Stow\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stowed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Stowing}.] [OE. stowen, fr. stowe a place, AS. stow; cf.
Icel. eldst[=o]a fireplace, hearth, OFries. st[=o], and E.
stand. [root]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
   stowbags, 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.

 

 

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