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stag's-horn coral
/stagz"hawrn'/. See staghorn coral. [1880-85] * * *
stag beetle n. Any of numerous large beetles of the family Lucanidae, the males of which have large, elaborately branched and toothed mandibles resembling the antlers of a ...
—stageable, adj. —stageability, stageableness, n. —stageably, adv. /stayj/, n., v., staged, staging. n. 1. a single step or degree in a process; a particular phase, period, ...
stage brace
a brace for supporting upright pieces of theatrical scenery. * * *
stage business
business (def. 10). [1815-25] * * *
stage design
Aesthetic composition of a dramatic production as created by lighting, scenery, costumes, and sound. While elements such as painted screens and wheeled platforms were used in ...
stage direction
1. an instruction written into the script of a play, indicating stage actions, movements of performers, or production requirements. 2. the art or technique of a stage ...
stage director
1. a person who directs a theatrical production. 2. (formerly) a stage manager. [1905-10] * * *
stage door
a door at the back or side of a theater, used by performers and theater personnel. [1770-80] * * *
stage effect
a highly spectacular or artificial device or means, esp. for attracting attention. [1785-95] * * *
stage fright
nervousness felt by a performer or speaker when appearing before an audience. [1875-80] * * *
stage left
Theat. the part of the stage that is left of center as one faces the audience. Also called left stage. [1930-35] * * *
stage machinery
Devices designed for the production of theatrical effects, including rapid scene changes, lighting, sound effects, and illusions. Such devices have been in use since the 5th ...
stage manager
—stage managership. a person responsible for the technical details of a theatrical production, assisting the director during rehearsal, supervising the lighting, costuming, ...
stage pocket
Theat. one of several metal boxes placed backstage in the floor (floor pocket) or wall of a theater and containing jacks for electric cables used in lighting units. * * *
stage right
Theat. the part of the stage that is right of center as one faces the audience. Also called right stage. [1930-35] * * *
stage screw
a large, tapered screw fitted with a handle, used to secure braces for scenery to the floor of a stage. Also called stage peg. * * *
stage setting
setting (def. 6). Also, stage set. * * *
stage wagon
▪ vehicle       early, four-wheeled, American vehicle, used to carry both passengers and cargo. It was a precursor of the stagecoach. The first stage wagons had no ...
stage wait
Theat. an unintentional pause during a performance, usually caused by a performer's or stagehand's missing a cue. [1860-65] * * *
stage whisper
1. a loud whisper on a stage, meant to be heard by the audience. 2. any whisper loud enough to be overheard. [1860-65] * * *
stage-door Johnny
/stayj"dawr', -dohr'/ a man who often goes to a theater or waits at a stage door to court an actress. [1910-15, Amer.] * * *
/stayj"druy'veuhr/, n. the driver of a stagecoach. [1780-90] * * *
/stayj"man'ij/, v., stage-managed, stage-managing. v.t. 1. to work as a stage manager for: When he wasn't acting, he stage-managed a repertory theater. 2. to arrange or stage in ...
stage-struck [stāj′struk΄] adj. having an intense desire to be associated with the theater, esp. to be an actor or actress * * * stage-struck ...
/stayj"kohch'/, n. a horse-drawn coach that formerly traveled regularly over a fixed route with passengers, parcels, etc. [1630-40; STAGE + COACH] * * * Public coach pulled by ...
/stayj"kraft', -krahft'/, n. skill in or the art of writing, adapting, or staging plays. [1880-85; STAGE + CRAFT] * * *
/stayjd/, adj. 1. adapted for or produced on the stage. 2. contrived for a desired impression: It was a staged, rather than spontaneous, demonstration of affection. 3. occurring ...
staged rocket
Launch vehicle driven by several rocket systems mounted in vertical sequence. The lowest, or first, stage ignites and lifts the vehicle (sometimes assisted by attached booster ...
stage fright n. Acute nervousness associated with performing or speaking before an audience. * * *
See stage. * * *
/stayj"hand'/, n. a person who moves properties, regulates lighting, etc., in a theatrical production. [1900-05; STAGE + HAND] * * *
stage left n. The area of the stage to the left of center stage when facing the audience. * * *
See stage-manage. * * *
/stay"jeuhr/, n. 1. a person of experience in some profession, way of life, etc. 2. Archaic. an actor. [1560-70; STAGE + -ER1] * * *
stage right n. The area of the stage to the right of center stage when facing the audience. * * *
/stayj"struk'/, adj. 1. obsessed with the desire to become an actor or actress. 2. enthralled by the theater and the people, customs, traditions, etc., associated with it. Also, ...
stage whisper n. 1. The conventional whisper of an actor, intended to be heard by the audience but supposedly inaudible to others on stage. 2. A whisper that can be or is ...
/stay"jee/, adj., stagier, stagiest. stagy. * * *
/stag flay"sheuhn/, n. an inflationary period accompanied by rising unemployment and lack of growth in consumer demand and business activity. [1965-70; b. STAGNATION and ...
See stagflation. * * *
/stag/, n. Amos Alonzo, 1862-1965, U.S. football coach. * * *
Stagg, Amos Alonzo
born Aug. 16, 1862, West Orange, N.J., U.S. died March 17, 1965, Stockton, Calif. U.S. college gridiron football coach. Stagg played end for Yale University and was chosen for ...
Stagg, James Martin
▪ British meteorologist born June 30, 1900, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland died June 1975, England       British meteorologist who, as the chief weather forecaster to ...
/stag"euhrd/, n. a four-year-old male red deer. Also, staggart /stag"euhrt/. [1350-1400; ME; see STAG, -ARD] * * *
—staggerer, n. /stag"euhr/, v.i. 1. to walk, move, or stand unsteadily. 2. to falter or begin to give way, as in an argument or fight. 3. to waver or begin to doubt, as in ...
stagger head
dropline. Also, staggered head. * * *
☆ staggerbush [stag′ərboosh΄ ] n. an E North American shrub (Lyonia mariana) of the heath family, with white or pinkish flowers, poisonous to livestock * * ...
See stagger. * * *
—staggeringly, adv. /stag"euh ring/, adj. tending to stagger or overwhelm: a staggering amount of money required in the initial investment. [1555-65; STAGGER + -ING2] * * *
staggering bob
Brit., Australian. 1. a newborn calf. 2. any newborn or young animal. [1770-80] * * *
See staggering. * * *
See staggerer. * * *
/stag"ee/, n., pl. staggies. Scot. a colt. Also, staggie. [1780-90; STAG + -Y2] * * *
      progressive slow death of tree branches from the top down. See dieback. * * *
/stag"hawrn'/, n. 1. a piece of a stag's antler, esp. when used to form objects, decorations, or the like. 2. See sea staghorn. adj. 3. made of or decorated with staghorn: a ...
staghorn coral
any of several stony corals of the genus Acropora, having the skeleton branched like the antlers of a stag. Also, stag's-horn coral. [1880-85, Amer.] * * *
staghorn fern
any of several epiphytic Old World ferns of the genus Platycerium, having broad, often antlerlike leaves and cultivated as a houseplant. [1880-85] * * * ▪ plant, genus ...
staghorn sumac
a sumac, Rhus typhina, of eastern North America, having leaves that turn scarlet, orange, and purple in the autumn. [1655-65] * * *
stag·horn fern (stăgʹhôrn') n. Any of several tropical epiphytic ferns of the genus Platycerium, having large, dichotemously divided fertile fronds that resemble antlers. * ...
staghorn sumac n. An eastern North American deciduous shrub or tree (Rhus typhina) having pinnately compound leaves, a dense terminal panicle of small greenish flowers, and hairy ...
/stag"hownd'/, n. a hound trained to hunt stags and other large animals. [1700-10; STAG + HOUND1] * * *
➡ field sports * * *
See stagy. * * *
See stagily. * * *
/stay"jing/, n. 1. the act, process, or manner of presenting a play on the stage. 2. a temporary platform or structure of posts and boards for support, as in building; ...
staging area
1. an area, as a port of embarkation, where troops are assembled and readied for transit to a new field of operations. 2. any area or place serving as a point of assembly or ...
staging area n. A place where troops or equipment in transit are assembled and processed, as before a military operation. * * *
/steuh juy"reuh/, n. an ancient town in NE Greece, in Macedonia on the E Chalcidice peninsula: birthplace of Aristotle. Also, Stagiros /steuh juy"reuhs, -ros/. * * *
—Stagiritic /staj'euh rit"ik/, adj. /staj"euh ruyt'/, n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Stagira. 2. the Stagirite, Aristotle. Also, Stagyrite. [1610-20; < L Stagirites < Gk ...
See stagnant. * * *
—stagnancy, stagnance, n. —stagnantly, adv. /stag"neuhnt/, adj. 1. not flowing or running, as water, air, etc. 2. stale or foul from standing, as a pool of water. 3. ...
See stagnancy. * * *
—stagnation, n. —stagnatory /stag"neuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /stag"nayt/, v.i., stagnated, stagnating. 1. to cease to run or flow, as water, air, etc. 2. to be or become ...
See stagnate. * * *
stagnation mastitis
Pathol. See caked breast. * * *
Stagnelius, Erik Johan
▪ Swedish poet born Oct. 14, 1793, island of Öland, Sweden died April 3, 1823, Stockholm  one of the strangest and most romantic of the Swedish Romantic ...
—stagily, adv. —staginess, n. /stay"jee/, adj., stagier, stagiest. 1. of, pertaining to, or suggestive of the stage. 2. theatrical; unnatural. Also, stagey. [1855-60; STAGE + ...
/staj"euh ruyt'/, n. Stagirite. * * *
/shtahl/, n. Georg Ernst /gay orddk" erddnst/, 1660-1734, German chemist and physician. * * *
Stahl, Franklin W(illiam)
born Oct. 8, 1929, Boston, Mass., U.S. U.S. geneticist. Educated at Harvard University and the University of Rochester, he worked primarily at the University of Oregon. With ...
Stahl, Franklin W.
▪ American geneticist in full  Franklin William Stahl  born Oct. 8, 1929, Boston, Mass., U.S.       American geneticist who (with Matthew Meselson) elucidated (1958) ...
Stahl, Georg Ernst
▪ German chemist and physician Introduction born Oct. 21, 1660, Ansbach, Franconia [Ger.] died May 14, 1734, Berlin, Prussia [Ger.]  German educator, chemist, and esteemed ...
Ståhlberg, Kaarlo Juho
▪ president of Finland born Jan. 28, 1865, Suomussalmi, Oulu county, Fin. died Sept. 22, 1952, Helsinki  architect of the Finnish constitution and the first president of ...
Stone. Oldest form possibly *steə₂i-, colored to *staə₂i-, contracted to *stai- before consonants and *stāy- before vowels. 1. Suffixed o-grade form *stoi-no-. a. stone, ...
—staidly, adv. —staidness, n. /stayd/, adj. 1. of settled or sedate character; not flighty or capricious. 2. fixed, settled, or permanent. v. 3. Archaic. a pt. and pp. of ...
See staid. * * *
See staidly. * * *
—stainable, adj. —stainability, stainableness, n. —stainably, adv. —stainer, n. /stayn/, n. 1. a discoloration produced by foreign matter having penetrated into or ...
See stain. * * *
stained glass
—stained-glass, adj. glass that has been colored, enameled, painted, or stained, esp. by having pigments baked onto its surface or by having various metallic oxides fused into ...
stained glass (stānd) n. Glass colored by mixing pigments inherently in the glass, by fusing colored metallic oxides onto the glass, or by painting and baking transparent colors ...
See stainable. * * *
Stainer, Sir John
▪ British composer born June 6, 1840, London, Eng. died March 31, 1901, Verona, Italy       English organist and church composer and a leading early ...
Staines (stānz) An urban district of southeast England on the Thames River west-southwest of London. It is mainly residential with some varied industries. Population: ...
—stainlessly, adv. —stainlessness, n. /stayn"lis/, adj. 1. having no stain; spotless. 2. made of stainless steel. 3. resistant to staining, rusting, the corrosive effect of ...
stainless steel
alloy steel containing 12 percent or more chromium, so as to be resistant to rust and attack from various chemicals. Also called stainless. [1915-20] * * * Any of a family of ...
See stainless. * * *
stainless steel n. Any of various steels alloyed with at least 10 percent chromium and sometimes containing other elements and that are resistant to corrosion or rusting ...
—stairless, adj. —stairlike, adj. /stair/, n. 1. one of a flight or series of steps for going from one level to another, as in a building. 2. stairs, such steps collectively, ...
stair rod
a rod for holding a stair carpet in place against the bottom of a riser. [1855-60] * * *
stair-step moss
▪ plant species       (Hylocomium splendens), moss in the subclass Bryidae that covers areas of coniferous forest floor of the Northern Hemisphere and also occurs on ...
/stair"kays'/, n. a flight of stairs with its framework, banisters, etc., or a series of such flights. [1615-25; STAIR + CASE2] * * * ▪ architecture  series, or flight, of ...
/stair"hed'/, n. the top of a staircase; top landing. [1525-35; STAIR + HEAD] * * *
/stair"mas'teuhr, -mah'steuhr/ Trademark. an exercise machine that allows the user to go through the motions of climbing stairs. * * *
/stair"step'/, n., v., stairstepped, stairstepping, adj. n. 1. a step in a staircase. 2. stairsteps, stairs; a staircase. 3. a person or thing whose position, status, behavior, ...
/stair"way'/, n. a passageway from one level, as of a building, to another by a series of stairs; staircase. [1790-1800; STAIR + WAY1] * * * or staircase Series or flight of ...
/stair"wel'/, n. the vertical shaft or opening containing a stairway. Also, stair well. [1915-20; STAIR + WELL2] * * *
staithe [stāth] n. 〚ME stathe < OE stæth, shore, infl. by ON stǫth, landing place: for IE base see STAND〛 [Brit. Archaic] a stage or wharf equipped to load and unload ...
stake1 /stayk/, n., v., staked, staking. n. 1. a stick or post pointed at one end for driving into the ground as a boundary mark, part of a fence, support for a plant, etc. 2. a ...
stake boat
1. an anchored boat to which barges or other boats are temporarily moored. 2. an anchored boat used as a turning point in races. [1880-85] * * *
stake body
an open truck body having a platform with sockets at the edge into which upright stakes may be placed to form a fence around a load. [1930-35] * * *
stake horse
a horse that is regularly entered in stake races. [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
stake race
Horse Racing. a race in which part of the prize or purse is put up by the owners of the horses nominated to run in the race. Also, stakes race. [1905-10] * * *
stake truck
a truck or trailer with a stake body, as for hauling farm animals or feed bags. Cf. flatbed. [1925-30] * * *
Staked Plain
Staked Plain LLANO ESTACADO * * *
Staked Plain.
See Llano Estacado. * * *
/stayk"hohl'deuhr/, n. 1. the holder of the stakes of a wager. 2. a person or group that has an investment, share, or interest in something, as a business or industry. 3. Law. a ...
stakeholder pension
n a type of private pension scheme (= a system where people at work pay money regularly into a fund so that they will receive an income when they retire) introduced in Britain in ...
/stayk"owt'/, n. 1. the surveillance of a location by the police, as in anticipation of a crime or the arrival of a wanted person. 2. the place from which such surveillance is ...
/stu khah"neuhf/, n. a city in E Ukraine, W of Lugnask. 108,000. Formerly, Kadiyevka. * * * ▪ Ukraine also spelled  Stachanov,  formerly  (until 1978) Kadiyevka,  also ...
/steuh kah"neuh viz'euhm, stah hah"no-/, n. a method for increasing production by rewarding individual initiative, developed in the Soviet Union in 1935. [1935-40; STAKHANOV(ITE) ...
/steuh kah"neuh vuyt', -kan"euh-/, n. 1. a worker in the Soviet Union who regularly surpassed production quotas and was specially honored and rewarded. adj. 2. of or pertaining ...
Stakman, Elvin Charles
▪ American plant pathologist born May 17, 1885, Algoma, Wis., U.S. died Jan. 22, 1979, St. Paul, Minn.       pioneering American plant pathologist and educator who ...
/steuh lak"teuh fawrm'/, adj. resembling or shaped like a stalactite. [1830-40; STALACT(ITE) + -I- + -FORM] * * *
—stalactitic /stal'euhk tit"ik/, stalactitical, adj. —stalactitically, adv. /steuh lak"tuyt, stal"euhk tuyt'/, n. a deposit, usually of calcium carbonate, shaped like an ...
stalactite and stalagmite
Elongated forms of various minerals deposited from solution by slowly dripping water. A stalactite hangs like an icicle from the ceiling or side of a cavern. A stalagmite rises ...
stalactite work
(in Islamic architecture) intricate decorative corbeling in the form of brackets, squinches, and portions of pointed vaults. Also called honeycomb work. [1900-05] * * * or ...
See stalactiform. * * *
/stal"euhg/; Ger. /shtah"lahk/, n. a World War II German military camp housing prisoners of war of enlisted ranks. [1940-45; < G, short for Sta(mm)lag(er), equiv. to Stamm cadre, ...
—stalagmitic /stal'euhg mit"ik/, stalagmitical, adj. —stalagmitically, adv. /steuh lag"muyt, stal"euhg muyt'/, n. a deposit, usually of calcium carbonate, more or less ...
See stalagmite. * * *
—stalagmometric /steuh lag'meuh me"trik/, adj. —stalagmometry, n. /stal'euhg mom"i teuhr/, n. Chem., Physics. an instrument for determining the number of drops, or the weight ...
stale1 —stalely, adv. —staleness, n. /stayl/, adj., staler, stalest, v., staled, staling. adj. 1. not fresh; vapid or flat, as beverages; dry or hardened, as bread. 2. musty; ...
See stale1. * * *
/stayl"mayt'/, n., v., stalemated, stalemating. n. 1. Chess. a position of the pieces in which a player cannot move any piece except the king and cannot move the king without ...
See stalely. * * *
Staley, Layne Thomas
▪ 2003       American singer and songwriter (b. Aug. 22, 1967, Kirkland, Wash.—found dead April 19, 2002, Seattle, Wash.), was the lead singer and guitarist for the ...
/stah"lin, -leen, stal"in/; Russ. /stah"lyin/, n. 1. Joseph V. (Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili or Dzugashvili), 1879-1953, Soviet political leader: secretary general of the ...
Stalin Peak
former name of Communism Peak. * * *
Stalin, Joseph
orig. Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili born Dec. 21, 1879, Gori, Georgia, Russian Empire died March 5, 1953, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. Soviet politician and dictator. The son ...
Sta·lin (stäʹlĭn, stălʹĭn), Joseph. Originally Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili. 1879-1953. Soviet politician. The successor of Lenin, he was general secretary of the ...
/stah'leuh neuh bahd"/; Russ. /steuh lyi nu baht"/, n. a former name of Dushanbe. * * *
/stah"lin grad'/; Russ. /steuh lyin grddaht"/, n. former name of Volgograd. * * *
Stalingrad, Battle of
(1942–43) Unsuccessful German assault on the Soviet city in World War II. German forces invaded the Soviet Union in 1941 and had advanced to the suburbs of Stalingrad (now ...
/stah"leuh niz'euhm/, n. the principles of communism associated with Joseph Stalin, characterized esp. by the extreme suppression of dissident political or ideological views, the ...
/stah"leuh nist/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Joseph Stalin or Stalinism. n. 2. an advocate or supporter of Stalin or Stalinism. [1925-30; STALIN + -IST] * * *
See Stalinist. * * *
/stah"leuh noh'/; Russ. /stah"lyi neuh/, n. a former name of Donetsk. * * *
/stah"linsk/; Russ. /stah"lyinsk/, n. former name of Novokuznetsk. * * *
stalk1 —stalklike, adj. /stawk/, n. 1. the stem or main axis of a plant. 2. any slender supporting or connecting part of a plant, as the petiole of a leaf, the peduncle of a ...
/stawk"uyd'/, adj. Anat. having the eyes located on pedicels, as some crustaceans and dipterans. [1850-55] * * *
stalk-eyed fly
▪ insect       any member of a family of unusual-looking flies (order Diptera) that have their eyes mounted on long stalks near the antennae. This arrangement, although ...
/stawkt/, adj. having a stalk or stem. [1725-35; STALK1 + -ED3] * * *
stalked puffball
a puffball-like mushroom of the genus Tulestoma, maturing in early winter. * * *
See stalk2. * * *
/staw'king hawrs'/, n. 1. a horse, or a figure of a horse, behind which a hunter hides in stalking game. 2. anything put forward to mask plans or efforts; pretext. 3. a political ...
/stawk"lis/, adj. 1. having no stalk. 2. Bot. sessile. [1690-1700; STALK1 + -LESS] * * *
—stalkily, adv. —stalkiness, n. /staw"kee/, adj., stalkier, stalkiest. 1. abounding in stalks. 2. stalklike; long and slender. [1545-55; STALK1 + -Y1] * * *
stall1 —stall-like, adj. /stawl/, n. 1. a compartment in a stable or shed for the accommodation of one animal. 2. a stable or shed for horses or cattle. 3. a booth or stand in ...
/stawl"fed"/, adj. (of animals) confined to and fed in a stall, esp. for fattening. [1545-55] * * *
/stawl"feed'/, v.t., stall-fed, stall-feeding. 1. to keep and feed (an animal) in a stall. 2. to fatten (an animal) for slaughter by stall-feeding. [1755-65] * * *
/staw"lij/, n. Eng. Law. 1. the right to set up a stall in a fair or market. 2. rent paid for such a stall. [1350-1400; ME < AL stallagium, AF estalage. See STALL1, -AGE] * * *
stalling angle
Aeron. See critical angle (def. 2). * * *
/stal"yeuhn/, n. an uncastrated adult male horse, esp. one used for breeding. [1275-1325; ME stalon < OF estalon, equiv. to stal- ( < Gmc; see STALL1) + -on n. suffix] * * *
Stallo, Johann Bernard
▪ German-American scholar also rendered John Bernard Stallo  born March 16, 1823, Sierhausen, Oldenburg died Jan. 6, 1900, Florence       German-American scientist, ...
(1946– ) a US actor who also writes and directs films. His popular name is ‘Sly’. He is best known for playing the characters Rocky and Rambo. His other films include ...
—stalwartly, adv. —stalwartness, n. /stawl"weuhrt/, adj. 1. strongly and stoutly built; sturdy and robust. 2. strong and brave; valiant: a stalwart knight. 3. firm, ...
/stawl"weuhrt/, n. a conservative Republican in the 1870s and 1880s, esp. one opposed to civil service and other reforms during the administrations of presidents Rutherford B. ...
See stalwart. * * *
See stalwartly. * * *
/stawl"weuhrth/, adj. Archaic. stalwart. [bef. 900; ME stalwurthe, OE staelwirthe serviceable, equiv. to stael (contr. of stathol STADDLE) + weorth WORTH] * * *
/stam"bah/, n. (in India) a memorial pillar. [ < Skt stambha pillar, column] * * *
Stamboliyski, Aleksandŭr
born , March 1, 1879, Slavovitsa, Bulg. died June 14, 1923, near Slavovitsa Bulgarian politician and premier (1919–23). Editor of the Agrarian League's newspaper, he entered ...
Stambolov, Stefan Nikolov
▪ prime minister of Bulgaria born Jan. 31, 1854, Tŭrnovo, Rumelia [now Veliko Tŭrnovo, Bulg.] died July 18, 1895, Sofia, Bulg.       statesman who from 1887 to 1894 ...
Stamboul or Stambul [stäm bo͞ol′] 1. former name for ISTANBUL 2. the old section of Istanbul * * *
/stahm boohl"/, n. 1. the oldest part and principal Turkish residential section of Istanbul, south of the Golden Horn. 2. Istanbul. Also, Stamboul /stahm boohl"/; Fr. /stahonn ...
—stamened, adj. /stay"meuhn/, n., pl. stamens, stamina /stam"euh neuh/. Bot. the pollen-bearing organ of a flower, consisting of the filament and the anther. See diag. under ...
stamen blight
Plant Pathol. a disease of blackberries, characterized by a gray, powdery mass of spores covering the anthers, caused by a fungus, Hapalosphaeria deformans. * * *
/stam"feuhrd/, n. 1. a city in SW Connecticut. 102,453. 2. a male given name. * * * City (pop., 2000: 117,083), southwestern Connecticut, U.S. Stamford lies at the mouth of the ...
Stamford Bridge
1. a village in north-east England. A famous battle took place there in 1066, when the forces of King Harold II defeated the invading army of King Harald Hardraade of Norway, ...
Stamford Raffles
➡ Raffles * * *
/stam"in/, n. a coarse woolen fabric, used in the manufacture of garments. [1175-1225; ME < MF estamine
var. of stamini- before a vowel: staminate. * * *
stamina1 /stam"euh neuh/, n. strength of physical constitution; power to endure disease, fatigue, privation, etc. [1535-45; < L, pl. of STAMEN thread (see STAMEN); i.e., the ...
staminal1 /stam"euh nl/, adj. Bot. of or pertaining to stamens. Also, stamineal /steuh min"ee euhl/. [1835-45; STAMIN- + -AL1] staminal2 /stam"euh nl/, adj. of or pertaining to ...
/stam"euh nit, -nayt'/, adj. Bot. 1. having a stamen or stamens. 2. having stamens but no pistils. See illus. under monoecious. [1835-45; STAMIN- + -ATE1] * * *
a combining form representing stamen in compound words: staminiferous. Also, esp. before a vowel, stamin-. [comb. form repr. L stamin- (s. of stamen); see -I-] * * *
/stam'euh nif"euhr euhs/, adj. Bot. bearing or having a stamen or stamens. [1755-65; STAMINI- + -FEROUS] * * *
staminode [stam΄ənō′dē əm] n. pl. staminodia [stam΄ə nō′dē əstam′ə nōd΄] n. 〚ModL staminodium < stamen + -odium: see -ODE2〛 an abortive or sterile stamen: ...
/stam'euh noh"dee euhm/, n., pl. staminodia /-dee euh/. Bot. 1. a sterile or abortive stamen. 2. a part resembling such a stamen. Also, staminode /stam"euh nohd'/. [1815-25; ...
/stam"euh noh'dee/, n. Bot. the metamorphosis of any of various flower organs, as a sepal or a petal, into a stamen. [1865-70; alter. of STAMINODIUM, with -Y3 r. -IUM] * * *
/shtah"mits/, n. 1. Carl Philipp, 1745-1801, German composer and violinist (son of Johann). 2. Johann, 1717-57, Czech violinist and composer. * * *
Stamitz, Carl
▪ German composer in full  Carl Philipp Stamitz  baptized May 8, 1745, Mannheim, Palatinate [Germany] died Nov. 9, 1801, Jena, Saxony [Germany]       German composer ...
Stamitz, Johann
▪ Bohemian composer in full  Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz  original name  Jan Waczlaw (Václav) Antonín Stamitz  baptized June 19, 1717, Nemecký Brod, Bohemia [now ...
Stamitz, Johann (Wenzel Anton)
born June 19, 1717, Deutschbrod, Bohemia died March 27, 1757, Mannheim, Palatinate Bohemian-born German composer and violinist. He joined the elector's court in Mannheim с ...
stammel [stam′əl] n. 〚prob. < MFr estamel < OFr estame, woolen thread < L stamen: see STAMEN〛 1. a type of rough woolen cloth used by some medieval ascetics for ...
—stammerer, n. —stammeringly, adv. /stam"euhr/, v.i. 1. to speak with involuntary breaks and pauses, or with spasmodic repetitions of syllables or sounds. v.t. 2. to say with ...
See stammer. * * *
See stammerer. * * *
Stammler, Rudolf
▪ German jurist born February 19, 1856, Alsfeld, Hesse [Germany] died April 25, 1938, Wernigerode, Germany       German jurist and teacher who is considered to be one ...
/stam"reuhl/, adj., n. Scot. staumrel. * * *
/stam"nos/, n., pl. stamnoi /-noy/. Gk. and Rom. Antiq. a storage jar having an oval body tapering at the base and two horizontal handles set on the shoulder. Cf. amphora, ...
—stampable, adj. —stampless, adj. /stamp/, v.t. 1. to strike or beat with a forcible, downward thrust of the foot. 2. to bring (the foot) down forcibly or smartly on the ...
Stamp Act
Amer. Hist. an act of the British Parliament for raising revenue in the American Colonies by requiring the use of stamps and stamped paper for official documents, commercial ...
stamp collecting
      the hobby of collecting postage stamps. See philately. * * *
stamp duty
n [U] (BrE) a tax that requires you to pay for a document to receive an official stamp in order to make it valid. In the past, stamp duty was paid on documents used to transfer ...
Stamp Duty Land Tax
➡ stamp duty * * *
stamp mill
Mining. a mill or machine in which ore is crushed to powder by means of heavy stamps or pestles. Also, stamping mill. [1740-50] * * *
stamp tax
a tax whose revenue is derived from the sale of stamps that are required to be affixed to certain retail merchandise and legal documents. [1815-25] * * *
Stampa, La
▪ Italian newspaper       (Italian: “The Press”), morning daily newspaper published in Turin, one of Italy's most influential newspapers.       It was ...
—stampeder, n. /stam peed"/, n., v., stampeded, stampeding. n. 1. a sudden, frenzied rush or headlong flight of a herd of frightened animals, esp. cattle or horses. 2. any ...
See stampede. * * *
/stam"peuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that stamps. 2. (in a post office) an employee who applies postmarks and cancels postage stamps. 3. a pestle, esp. one in a stamp mill. 4. a ...
Stämpfli, Jakob
▪ Swiss politician born Feb. 23, 1820, Janzenhaus, Switz. died May 15, 1879, Bern       radical politician, three times president of the Swiss ...
stamping ground
a habitual or favorite haunt. [1780-90] * * *
stamp·ing ground (stămʹpĭng) n. See stomping ground. * * *
stamp mill n. 1. A machine that crushes ore. 2. A building in which ore is crushed. * * *
/stan/, n. a male given name, form of Stanley. * * *
Stan Getz
➡ Getz * * *
Stan Laurel
➡ Laurel and Hardy * * *
/stans/, n. 1. the position or bearing of the body while standing: legs spread in a wide stance; the threatening stance of the bull. 2. a mental or emotional position adopted ...
stanch1 —stanchable, adj. —stancher, n. /stawnch, stanch, stahnch/, v.t. 1. to stop the flow of (a liquid, esp. blood). 2. to stop the flow of blood or other liquid from (a ...
See stanch1. * * *
/stan"sheuhn/, n. 1. an upright bar, beam, post, or support, as in a window, stall, ship, etc. v.t. 2. to furnish with stanchions. 3. to secure by or to a stanchion or ...
—stanchlessly, adv. /stawnch"lis, stahnch"-, stanch"-/, adj. 1. not to be stanched. 2. incessant: a stanchless torrent of words. [1595-1605; STANCH1 + -LESS] * * *
/stand/, v., stood, standing, n., pl. stands for 43-63, stands, stand for 64. v.i. 1. (of a person) to be in an upright position on the feet. 2. to rise to one's feet (often fol. ...
stand for election
➡ elections * * *
stand oil
a thick oil made by heating linseed oil to temperatures of 600°F and higher, used chiefly as a medium in paints. [1920-25] * * *
/stand"euh lohn'/, Computers. adj. 1. self-contained and able to operate without other hardware or software. n. 2. a device or program with these characteristics. [1965-70] * * *
/stand"down'/, n. 1. Mil. a temporary cessation of offensive actions; cease-fire; truce: a stand-down for the Christmas holidays. 2. a work stoppage or layoff. Also, ...
/stand"in'/, n. 1. a substitute for a motion-picture star during the preparation of lighting, cameras, etc., or in dangerous scenes. 2. any substitute. [1930-35; n. use of v. ...
/stand"up'/, adj. 1. standing erect or upright, as a collar. 2. performed, taken, etc., while one stands: a stand-up meal. 3. designed for or requiring a standing position: a ...
stand·a·lone (stăndʹə-lōn') adj. Self-contained and usually independently operating: a standalone computer terminal. * * *
/stan"deuhrd/, n. 1. something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis of comparison; an approved model. 2. an object that is regarded as the usual or most ...
Standard and Poor’s
an international company started in 1941 based in New York which provides credit ratings (= a judgement about how likely someone is to pay back money that they borrow, and how ...
Standard Assessment Task
➡ SAT(2). * * *
standard atmosphere
1. an arbitrarily determined vertical distribution of atmospheric pressure, temperature, and density, assumed to have physical constants and conforming to parametric equations, ...
Standard Book Number.
See International Standard Book Number. Abbr.: SBN * * *
standard cell
Elect. a primary electric cell, as the Weston cell, that produces an accurately known constant voltage: used in scientific measurements. [1870-75] * * *
standard coin
a coin having value in bullion at least equal to its face value. * * *
standard conditions.
See standard temperature and pressure. * * *
standard cost
a predetermined cost of material, labor, etc., based on specifications prepared from time-and-motion studies, accounting records, and the like. Cf. actual cost. [1930-35] * * *
standard deviation
Statistics. a measure of dispersion in a frequency distribution, equal to the square root of the mean of the squares of the deviations from the arithmetic mean of the ...
standard dollar
the basic monetary unit of the U.S., since January 31, 1934, containing 155/21 grains of gold, 0.900 fine: previously contained 25.8 grains of gold, 0.900 fine. [1875-80, ...
Standard English
the English language in its most widely accepted form, as written and spoken by educated people in both formal and informal contexts, having universal currency while ...
standard error
Statistics. the standard deviation of a distribution of a sample statistic, esp. when the mean is used as the statistic. [1895-1900] * * *
standard gauge
standard gauge n. 1. a width of 56.5 in (143.5 cm) between the rails of a railroad track, established as standard 2. a railroad having such a gauge 3. a locomotive or car for ...
standard gauge.
—standard-gauge, standard-gauged, adj. See under gauge (def. 13). Also, esp. in technical use, standard gage. [1870-75] * * *
Standard Grade
➡ exams * * *
Standard Limited, The
▪ Kenyan newspaper now called the  East African Standard (its original name)        English-language daily newspaper published in Nairobi, Kenya. It was established ...
standard lining
Print. 1. a system for aligning type so that all fonts of the same point size have a common baseline. 2. a design of type that provides room on the body for accommodation of ...
standard mark
➡ hallmarks * * *
standard model
In physics, the combination of two theories of particle physics into a single framework to describe all interactions of subatomic particles except those due to gravity (see ...
standard money
money made of a metal that has utility and value apart from its use as a unit of monetary exchange. [1955-60] * * *
standard of living
a grade or level of subsistence and comfort in everyday life enjoyed by a community, class, or individual: The well-educated generally have a high standard of living. Also called ...
Standard Oil
a large US oil company established in 1870 by John D Rockefeller. In 1911 the US Supreme Court decided it restricted trade and divided it into 34 individual companies. ...
Standard Oil Company and Trust
U.S. company and corporate trust that held a near monopoly over the U.S. oil industry from 1870 to 1911. The company originated in 1863, when John D. Rockefeller started a ...
standard operating procedure
a set of fixed instructions or steps for carrying out usually routine operations. Abbr.: SOP Also called standing operating procedure. [1950-55] * * *
standard pitch
standard pitch n. CONCERT PITCH * * *
standard schnauzer
schnauzer. [1930-35] * * *
standard score
Statistics. the test score of a participant expressed as the deviation of the score from the mean score of the sample in units of standard deviation. [1925-30] * * *
standard temperature and pressure
the temperature of 0°C and pressure of 1 atmosphere, usually taken as the conditions when stating properties of gases. Also called standard conditions. Abbr.: STP * * *
standard time
the civil time officially adopted for a country or region, usually the civil time of some specific meridian lying within the region. The standard time zones in the U.S. (Atlantic ...

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