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stow

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transitive verb \ˈstō\

Simple Definition of stow

  • : to put (something that is not being used) in a place where it is available, where it can be kept safely, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stow

  1. 1 :  house, lodge

  2. 2a :  to put away for future use :  storeb obsolete :  to lock up for safekeeping :  confine

  3. 3a :  to dispose in an orderly fashion :  arrange, packb :  load

  4. 4 slang :  to put aside :  stop

  5. 5a archaic :  crowdb :  to eat or drink up —usually used with away <stowed away a huge dinner>

Examples of stow in a sentence

  1. He stowed his gear in a locker.

  2. Luggage may be stowed under the seat.



Origin of stow

Middle English, to place, from stowe place, from Old English stōw; akin to OldFrisian stō place, Greek stylos pillar — more at steer


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with stow


Stow

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biographical name \ˈstō\

Definition of Stow

  1. John 1525–1605 Eng. hist. & antiquarian




Stow

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geographical name \ˈstō\

Definition of Stow

  1. city NE Ohio NE of Akron pop 34,837




STOW Defined for Kids

stow

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verb \ˈstō\

Definition of stow for Students

stowedstowing

  1. 1 :  to put away :  store <He stowed his belongings in the closet.>

  2. 2 :  2load 1 <The ship was stowed before the voyage.>

stow away
  1. :  to hide on a vehicle (as a ship) in order to travel without paying or being seen





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