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stew

noun \ ˈstü , ˈstyü \

Definition of stew

1 obsolete :a utensil used for boiling
2 :a hot bath
3 a :whorehouse
b :a district of bordellos usually used in plural
4 a :fish or meat usually with vegetables prepared by stewing
b (1) :a heterogeneous mixture
(2) :a state of heat and congestion
5 :a state of excitement, worry, or confusion

Origin and Etymology of stew

Middle English stewe heated room for a steam bath, from Anglo-French estuve, from Vulgar Latin *extufa — more at stove


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stew

verb

Definition of stew

transitive verb
:to boil slowly or with simmering heat
intransitive verb
1 :to become cooked by stewing
2 :to swelter especially from confinement in a hot or stuffy atmosphere
3 :to be in a state of suppressed agitation, worry, or resentment

Examples of stew in a Sentence

  1. The meat still needs to stew.

  2. a can of stewed tomatoes

  3. She's been stewing over what he said for days.

First Known Use of stew

14th century

stew Synonyms


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stew

noun

Definition of stew

Origin and Etymology of stew

short for stewardess

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STEW Defined for English Language Learners

stew

verb

Definition of stew for English Language Learners

  • : to cook (something) slowly in hot liquid

  • : to be upset or worried


STEW Defined for Kids

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stew

noun \ ˈstü , ˈstyü \

Definition of stew for Students

1 :a dish of usually meat with vegetables prepared by slow boiling
2 :a state of excitement, worry, or confusion
  • He got in a stew over nothing.

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stew

verb

Definition of stew for Students

stewed; stewing
1 :to boil slowly :simmer
  • stew tomatoes
2 :to become excited or worried Don't stew over what they said.


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