\ ˈstel \

Definition of stell

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 Scottish : put, place, fix
2 : delineate if truly a painter had stell'd thee there— Robert Bridges †1930


noun (1)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of stell (Entry 2 of 3)

chiefly Scottish
: a protective enclosure for sheep or cattle


noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of stell (Entry 3 of 3)

1 dialectal, England : ditch, drain
2 dialectal, England : brook

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History and Etymology for stell

Transitive verb

Middle English stellen, from Old English stellan; akin to Middle Dutch & Old High German stellen to set, place

Noun (1)

probably from stell entry 1

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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“Stell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stell. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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