\ ˈstīn How to pronounce stein (audio) \

Definition of stein

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

Examples of stein in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also on Saturday, there will be a touch-a-truck display from 2 to 4 p.m., free face painting by Fun Funky Fab from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. and a beer stein holding contest for adults at 7 p.m. Mike Danahey, Chicago Tribune, 22 Sep. 2022 Listen to one of country’s celebrated duos, Harry Potter fans unite for an evening of fun, see artworks created by a local artist, treat your pet to a pool day or raise a stein of beer. John Coffren, Baltimore Sun, 22 Sep. 2022 Wicked Peach will be jamming out in the beer garden from 5 to 8 p.m., and folks who are feeling competitive can take part in a stein holding competition that evening. Blaine Callahan, Hartford Courant, 16 Sep. 2022 Friday night, DJ Roza will be playing a set featuring German haus and techno music, while Saturday will feature a stein-holding competition and a lederhosen and dirndl contest, with live music from the Cosmo Legion Band of Brockton. Maya Homan,, 16 Sep. 2022 Saturday afternoon features a stein-holding competition as well as a German fashion contest. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2021 Don your dirndl and lederhosen and get ready to do the chicken dance while clutching a beer stein in one hand and a giant pretzel in the other. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 2 Sep. 2022 In masskrugstemmen, competitors with outstretched arm must hold a one-liter stein of beer – 5.7 pounds – longer than other participants. Marc Bona, cleveland, 11 Aug. 2022 Hofbrauhaus is holding a masskrugstemmen - stein-holding - competition Friday, Aug. 12. Marc Bona, cleveland, 11 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stein

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stein

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

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“Stein.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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Stein biographical name (1)

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Gertrude 1874–1946 American writer


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

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