stour

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1stour

adjective \ˈstr\

Definition of STOUR

1
chiefly Scottish :  strong, hardy
2
chiefly Scottish :  stern, harsh

Origin of STOUR

Middle English stor, from Old English stōr; akin to Old High German stuori large, Russian staryĭ old, Old English standan to stand
First Known Use: before 12th century

2stour

noun

Definition of STOUR

1
a archaic :  battle, conflict
b dial British :  tumult, uproar
2
chiefly Scottish :  dust, powder

Origin of STOUR

Middle English, from Anglo-French estur, estour, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German sturm storm, battle — more at storm
First Known Use: 14th century

Stour

geographical name

Definition of STOUR

1
\ˈstr\ river 47 miles (76 kilometers) SE England flowing E between Essex & Suffolk into the North Sea
2
\ˈstar, ˈstr\ river 55 miles (88 kilometers) S England in Dorset & Hampshire flowing SE into Avon River
3
or Great Stour \ˈstr also ˈsta(-ə)r\ river 40 miles (64 kilometers) SE England in Kent flowing NE into the North Sea
4
\ˈsta(-ə)r, ˈstr\ river 20 miles (32 kilometers) cen England in Oxfordshire & Warwickshire flowing NW into Avon River
5
\same as 4\ river 20 miles (32 kilometers) W cen England flowing S into Severn River

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