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stew

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noun \ˈstü, ˈstyü\

Definition of stew

  1. 1 obsolete :  a utensil used for boiling

  2. 2 :  a hot bath

  3. 3a :  whorehouseb :  a district of bordellos —usually used in plural

  4. 4a :  fish or meat usually with vegetables prepared by stewingb (1) :  a heterogeneous mixture (2) :  a state of heat and congestion

  5. 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


First Known Use: 13th century


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stew

verb

Definition of stew

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to boil slowly or with simmering heat

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to become cooked by stewing

  5. 2 :  to swelter especially from confinement in a hot or stuffy atmosphere

  6. 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.

14th Century

First Known Use of stew

14th century


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stew

noun

Definition of stew

Origin and Etymology of stew

short for stewardess


First Known Use: 1970

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STEW Defined for English Language Learners


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stew

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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

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noun \ˈstü, ˈstyü\

Definition of stew for Students

  1. 1 :  a dish of usually meat with vegetables prepared by slow boiling

  2. 2 :  a state of excitement, worry, or confusion <He got in a stew over nothing.>


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stew

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verb

Definition of stew for Students

stewed

stewing

  1. 1 :  to boil slowly :  simmer <stew tomatoes>

  2. 2 :  to become excited or worried <Don't stew over what they said.>



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