stow

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verb \ˈstō\

Definition of stow

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  house, lodge

  3. 2a :  to put away for future use :  storeb obsolete :  to lock up for safekeeping :  confine

  4. 3a :  to dispose in an orderly fashion :  arrange, packb :  load

  5. 4 slang :  to put aside :  stop

  6. 5a archaic :  crowdb :  to eat or drink up —usually used with away stowed away a huge dinner

Examples of stow in a sentence

  1. He stowed his gear in a locker.

  2. Luggage may be stowed under the seat.

Origin and Etymology of stow

Middle English, to place, from stowe place, from Old English stōw; akin to Old Frisian stō place, Greek stylos pillar — more at steer


First Known Use: 14th century


Stow

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biographical name \ˈstō\

Definition of Stow

  1. John 1525–1605 English historian and antiquarian


Stow

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geographical name \ˈstō\

Definition of Stow

  1. city in northeastern Ohio northeast of Akron population 34,837


STOW Defined for English Language Learners

stow

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verb \ˈstō\

Definition of stow for English Language Learners

  • : to put (something that is not being used) in a place where it is available, where it can be kept safely, etc.


STOW Defined for Kids

stow

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verb \ˈstō\

Definition of stow for Students

stowed

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stowing

  1. 1 :  to put away :  store He stowed his belongings in the closet.

  2. 2 :  2load 1 The ship was stowed before the voyage.

stow away

  1. :  to hide on a vehicle (as a ship) in order to travel without paying or being seen



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