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transitive verb

Scottish : put, place, fix
: delineate
if truly a painter had stell'd thee thereRobert Bridges †1930


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noun (1)

plural -s
chiefly Scottish
: a protective enclosure for sheep or cattle


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noun (2)

plural -s
dialectal, England : ditch, drain
dialectal, England : brook

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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