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Meaning of STY

Pronunciation:  stI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a pen for swine
  2. [n]  an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid

STY is a 3 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: eye infection, hordeolum, pigpen, pigsty, stye
 See Also: infection, pen



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sty\, n.; pl. {Sties}. [Written also {stigh}.] [AS. stigu,
    fr. st[=i]gan to rise; originally, probably, a place into
    which animals climbed or went up. [root]164. See {Sty}, v.
    i., and cf. {Steward}.]
    1. A pen or inclosure for swine.
    2. A place of bestial debauchery.
             To roll with pleasure in a sensual sty. --Milton.
  2. \Sty\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To shut up in, or as in, a sty. --Shak.
  3. \Sty\, v. i. [OE. stien, sti?en, AS. st[=i]gan to rise; akin
    to D. stijgen, OS. & OHG. st[=i]gan, G. steigen, Icel.
    st[=i]ga, Sw. stiga, Dan. stige, Goth. steigan, L. vestigium
    footstep, Gr. ? to walk, to go, Skr. stigh to mount. Cf.
    {Distich}, {Stair} steps, {Stirrup}, {Sty} a boil, a pen for
    swine, {Vestige}.]
    To soar; to ascend; to mount. See {Stirrup}. [Obs.]
          With bolder wing shall dare aloft to sty, To the last
          praises of this Faery Queene.            --Spenser.
  4. \Sty\, n. [For older styan, styanye, understood as sty on
    eye, AS. st[=i]gend (sc. e['a]ge eye), properly, rising, or
    swelling (eye), p. p. of st[=i]gan to rise. See {Sty}, v. i.]
    An inflamed swelling or boil on the edge of the eyelid.
    [Written also {stye}.]