stein

noun \ ˈstīn \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of stein

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

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Origin and Etymology of stein

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


Stein

biographical name \ ˈstīn \

Definition of Stein

Gertrude 1874–1946 American writer

Stein

biographical name \ ˈshtīn , ˈstīn \

Definition of Stein

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

STEIN Defined for English Language Learners

stein

noun

Definition of stein for English Language Learners

  • : a large mug for beer



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