1

sty

play
noun \ˈstī\

Definition of sty

plural

sties

also

styes

  1. :  pigpen

Origin and Etymology of sty

Middle English, from Old English stig pen; pigpen; akin to Old Norse svīnsti pigpen


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


2

sty

verb

Definition of sty

stied

or

styed

;

stying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to lodge or keep in a sty

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to live in a sty

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of sty

before 12th century


3

sty

play
noun \ˈstī\
variants: or

stye

Definition of sty

plural

sties

or

styes

  1. :  an inflamed swelling of a sebaceous gland at the margin of an eyelid

Origin and Etymology of sty

short for obsolete English styan, from Middle English styanye eye with a sty, from Old English stīgend sty, from stīgan to go up, rise — more at stair


First Known Use: 1617


STY Defined for Kids

1

sty

play
noun \ˈstī\

Definition of sty for Students

plural

sties

  1. :  pigpen


2

sty

play
noun \ˈstī\
variants: or

stye

\ˈstī\

Definition of sty for Students

plural

sties

or

styes

  1. :  a painful red swelling on the edge of an eyelid


Medical Dictionary

sty

noun
variants: or

stye

\ˈstī\play

Medical Definition of sty

plural

sties

or

styes

  1. :  an inflamed swelling of a sebaceous gland at the margin of an eyelid—called also hordeolum



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