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stour

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adjective \ˈstu̇r\

Definition of stour

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  strong, hardy

  2. 2 chiefly Scottish :  stern, harsh



Origin and Etymology 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


2

stour

noun

Definition of stour

  1. 1a archaic :  battle, conflictb dial British :  tumult, uproar

  2. 2 chiefly Scottish :  dust, powder



Origin and Etymology 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. 1 play \ˈstu̇r\ river 47 miles (76 kilometers) SE England flowing E between Essex & Suffolk into the North Sea

  2. 2 play \ˈstau̇r, ˈstu̇r\ river 55 miles (88 kilometers) S England in Dorset & Hampshire flowing SE into Avon River

  3. 3 or Great Stourplay play \ˈstu̇r also ˈstau̇(-ə)r\ river 40 miles (64 kilometers) SE England in Kent flowing NE into the North Sea

  4. 4 \ˈstau̇(-ə)r, ˈstȯr\ river 20 miles (32 kilometers) cen England in Oxfordshire & Warwickshire flowing NW into Avon River

  5. 5 \same as 4\ river 20 miles (32 kilometers) W cen England flowing S into Severn River




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