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1sty

noun \ˈstī\
plural sties also styes

Definition of STY

:  pigpen
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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

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

Rhymes with STY

2sty

verb
stied or styedsty·ing

Definition of STY

transitive verb
:  to lodge or keep in a sty
intransitive verb
:  to live in a sty

First Known Use of STY

before 12th century

3sty

noun \ˈstī\
plural sties or styes

Definition of STY

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

Variants of STY

sty or stye \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

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic
STYES Defined for Kids

1sty

noun \ˈstī\
plural sties

Definition of STY for Kids

:  pigpen

2sty

noun \ˈstī\
plural sties or styes

Definition of STY for Kids

:  a painful red swelling on the edge of an eyelid

Variants of STY

sty or stye \ˈstī\
Medical Dictionary

sty

noun
plural sties or styes

Medical Definition of STY

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

Variants of STY

sty or stye \ˈstī\

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