stein

noun
\ ˈstīn How to pronounce stein (audio) \

Definition of stein

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a large mug (as of earthenware) used especially for beer also : the quantity of beer that a stein holds

Stein

biographical name (1)
\ ˈstīn How to pronounce Stein (audio) \

Definition of Stein (Entry 2 of 3)

Gertrude 1874–1946 American writer

Stein

biographical name (2)
\ ˈshtīn How to pronounce Stein (audio) , ˈstīn How to pronounce Stein (audio) \

Definition of Stein (Entry 3 of 3)

(Heinrich Friedrich) Karl 1757–1831 Freiherr vom und zum Stein Prussian statesman

Examples of stein in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Purchase tickets online by Sept. 22 to receive a free commemorative stein. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 17 Sep. 2021 Wurstfest: Hoist a stein to Wurstest, which returns for its 60th annual celebration following the 2019 fire that destroyed the Marktplaz building on the festival grounds and its first-ever cancellation in 2020 because of the pandemic. Jim Kiest And Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Nov. 2021 Guests can buy beer by the glass or a $35 drink package, which includes four hours of beer service and the official MKE Oktoberfest beer stein to take home. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Sep. 2021 The grand opening will include a ribbon cutting at 5 p.m., a stein hoisting competition at 6 p.m. and music by Liam Durkin at 7:30 p.m. There will be prizes, giveaways and a photo booth. Bob Bong, chicagotribune.com, 5 Oct. 2021 There’ll be a stein holding contest and a beer pong tournament in the Biergarten, German food and other treats, indoor and outdoor shopping, a costume contest, the Dachshund Derby and live music by various performers. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 17 Sep. 2021 Holding a full stein under his nose like a sommelier, DeBoard praises Bewilder’s festbier. Jeff Parrott, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 Sep. 2021 Festival tickets include a 12-ounce beer stein and two drink tokens. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 17 Sep. 2021 From Thursdays to Sundays through Oct. 3, raise a stein to over 60 years of Bavarian food specialties and beverages. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of stein

Noun

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stein

Noun

probably from German Steingut stoneware, from Stein stone + Gut goods

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“Stein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stein. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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stein

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stein

: a large mug for beer

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