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sty

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noun \ˈstī\

Definition of sty

plural sties also styes

  1. :  pigpen



Origin of sty

Middle English, from Old English stig pen; pigpen; akin to Old Norse svīnsti pigpen


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

Rhymes with sty


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sty

verb

Definition of sty

stied or styedsty·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to lodge or keep in a sty

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to live in a sty



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of sty

before 12th century


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sty

noun \ˈstī\

Definition of sty

plural sties or styes

  1. :  an inflamed swelling of a sebaceous gland at the margin of an eyelid



Variants of sty

or stye play \ˈstī\

Origin of sty

short for obsolete English styan, from Middle English styanye eye with a sty, from Old English stīgend sty, from stīgan to go up, rise — more at stair


First Known Use: 1617


Medical Dictionary

sty

noun

Medical Definition of sty

plural sties or styes

  1. :  an inflamed swelling of a sebaceous gland at the margin of an eyelid—called also hordeolum



Variants of sty

or stye \ˈstī\play

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