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stew

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noun \ˈstü, ˈstyü\

Definition of stew

  1. 1 obsolete :  a utensil used for boiling

  2. 2 :  a hot bath

  3. 3a :  whorehouseb :  a district of bordellos —usually used in plural

  4. 4a :  fish or meat usually with vegetables prepared by stewingb (1) :  a heterogeneous mixture (2) :  a state of heat and congestion

  5. 5 :  a state of excitement, worry, or confusion



Origin of stew

Middle English stewe heated room for a steam bath, from Anglo-French estuve, from Vulgar Latin *extufa — more at stove


First Known Use: 13th century


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stew

verb

Simple Definition of stew

  • : to cook (something) slowly in hot liquid

  • : to be upset or worried

Full Definition of stew

  • transitive verb
    1. :  to boil slowly or with simmering heat

    2. intransitive verb
    3. 1 :  to become cooked by stewing

    4. 2 :  to swelter especially from confinement in a hot or stuffy atmosphere

    5. 3 :  to be in a state of suppressed agitation, worry, or resentment

    Examples of stew

    1. The meat still needs to stew.

    2. a can of stewed tomatoes

    3. She's been stewing over what he said for days.



    14th Century

    First Known Use of stew

    14th century


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    stew

    noun

    Definition of stew



    Origin of stew

    short for stewardess


    First Known Use: 1970

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    STEW Defined for Kids

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    stew

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    noun \ˈstü, ˈstyü\

    Definition of stew

    1. 1 :  a dish of usually meat with vegetables prepared by slow boiling

    2. 2 :  a state of excitement, worry, or confusion <He got in a stew over nothing.>




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    stew

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    verb

    Definition of stew

    stewedstew·ing

    1. 1 :  to boil slowly :  simmer <stew tomatoes>

    2. 2 :  to become excited or worried <Don't stew over what they said.>





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