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1stew

noun \ˈstü, ˈstyü\

Definition of STEW

1
obsolete :  a utensil used for boiling
2
:  a hot bath
3
a :  whorehouse
b :  a district of bordellos —usually used in plural
4
a :  fish or meat usually with vegetables prepared by stewing
b (1) :  a heterogeneous mixture
(2) :  a state of heat and congestion
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

2stew

verb

: to cook (something) slowly in hot liquid

: to be upset or worried

Full Definition of STEW

transitive verb
:  to boil slowly or with simmering heat
intransitive verb
1
:  to become cooked by stewing
2
:  to swelter especially from confinement in a hot or stuffy atmosphere
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.

First Known Use of STEW

14th century

3stew

noun

Definition of STEW

Origin of STEW

short for stewardess
First Known Use: 1970

Other Transportation Terms

camber, corduroy, demurrage, milestone
STEWING Defined for Kids

1stew

noun \ˈstü, ˈstyü\

Definition of STEW for Kids

1
:  a dish of usually meat with vegetables prepared by slow boiling
2
:  a state of excitement, worry, or confusion <He got in a stew over nothing.>

2stew

verb
stewedstew·ing

Definition of STEW for Kids

1
:  to boil slowly :  simmer <stew tomatoes>
2
:  to become excited or worried <Don't stew over what they said.>

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