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steelman
/steel"meuhn/, n., pl. steelmen. a person engaged in the steelmaking business. [STEEL + -MAN] * * *
steelpan
steel pan n. A steel drum. * * *
steelwool
steel wool n. Fine fibers of steel matted or woven together to form an abrasive for cleaning, smoothing, or polishing. * * *
steelwork
/steel"werrk'/, n. 1. steel parts or articles. 2. the steel frame or superstructure of a building, bridge, etc. [1675-85; STEEL + WORK] * * *
steelworker
/steel"werr'keuhr/, n. a person employed in the process of manufacturing steel and steel products. [1880-85; STEEL + WORKER] * * *
steelworks
/steel"werrks'/, n., pl. steelworks. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) an establishment where steel is made and often manufactured into girders, rails, etc. [STEEL + WORKS] * * *
steely
—steeliness, n. /stee"lee/, adj., steelier, steeliest. 1. consisting or made of steel. 2. resembling or suggesting steel, as in color, strength, or hardness. [1500-10; STEEL + ...
Steely Dan
▪ American rock band       American rock band. Essentially a studio-based duo, Steely Dan drew from the gamut of American musical styles to create some of the most ...
steelyard
/steel"yahrd', stil"yeuhrd/, n. a portable balance with two unequal arms, the longer one having a movable counterpoise and the shorter one bearing a hook or the like for holding ...
Steelyard, Merchants of the
▪ association of German towns       in the later Middle Ages, members of the Hanseatic League, an association of north German towns, who resided at its London ...
Steen
/stayn/, n. Jan /yahn/, 1626-79, Dutch painter. * * *
Steen, Jan
▪ Dutch painter born c. 1626, , Leiden, Neth. died Feb. 3, 1679, Leiden  Dutch painter, ranked immediately after Rembrandt and Hals as a painter of everyday scenes. Steen is ...
Steen, Jan (Havickszoon)
born с 1626, Leiden, Neth. died Feb. 3, 1679, Leiden Dutch painter. A brewer's son, he was enrolled at the University of Leiden in 1646 and in 1648 became a founding member of ...
Steen,Jan
Steen (stān), Jan. 1626?-1679. Dutch genre painter known for his humorous and moralistic depictions of domestic life and revelry, including Village Wedding (1635) and Flemish ...
steenbok
/steen"bok', stayn"-/, n., pl. steenboks, (esp. collectively) steenbok. a small antelope, Raphicerus campestris, of grassy areas of eastern and southern Africa. Also, ...
steep
steep1 —steeply, adv. —steepness, n. /steep/, adj., steeper, steepest, n. adj. 1. having an almost vertical slope or pitch, or a relatively high gradient, as a hill, an ...
steepen
/stee"peuhn/, v.t., v.i. to make or become steeper. [1840-50; STEEP1 + -EN1] * * *
steeper
See steep2. * * *
steeple
—steepled, adj. —steepleless, adj. —steeplelike, adj. /stee"peuhl/, n., v., steepled, steepling. n. 1. an ornamental construction, usually ending in a spire, erected on a ...
steeple cup
a standing cup of the 17th century having a cover with a tall finial. [1905-10] * * * ▪ metalwork       tall standing cup, the cover of which characteristically bears ...
steeple headdress
hennin. * * *
steeplebush
/stee"peuhl boosh'/, n. the hardhack. [1810-20, Amer.; STEEPLE + BUSH1; so called because of its steeplelike blossom shoots] * * *
steeplechase
—steeplechaser, n. /stee"peuhl chays'/, n., v., steeplechased, steeplechasing. n. 1. a horse race over a turf course furnished with artificial ditches, hedges, and other ...
steeplechaser
See steeplechase. * * *
steeplechasing
/stee"peuhl chay'sing/, n. the sport of riding or running in a steeplechase. [STEEPLECHASE + -ING1] * * *
steepled
stee·pled (stēʹpəld) adj. 1. Having steeples or a steeple: picturesque, steepled villages; a tiny, steepled church. 2. Steeply inclined: steepled roofs. * * *
steeplejack
/stee"peuhl jak'/, n. a person who climbs steeples, towers, or the like, to build or repair them. [1880-85; STEEPLE + JACK1] * * *
steeply
See steep1. * * *
steepness
See steeply. * * *
steer
steer1 —steerable, adj. —steerability, n. /stear/, v.t. 1. to guide the course of (something in motion) by a rudder, helm, wheel, etc.: to steer a bicycle. 2. to follow or ...
steer roping
▪ rodeo event  rodeo event in which a mounted cowboy pursues a full-grown steer; lassos it with his rope, catching the animal by the horns; fastens the rope to his saddle; ...
steer wrestling
▪ rodeo also called  bulldogging   rodeo event in which a mounted cowboy chases a full-grown steer, dives from his horse on top of the animal, grasps its horns, digs his ...
steerable
See steer1. * * *
steerage
/stear"ij/, n. 1. a part or division of a ship, formerly the part containing the steering apparatus. 2. (in a passenger ship) the part or accommodations allotted to the ...
steerageway
/stear"ij way'/, n. Naut. sufficient speed to permit a vessel to be maneuvered. [1710-20; STEERAGE + WAY1] * * *
steerer
/stear"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that steers. 2. Informal. a confederate who directs potential customers to a gambling game, brothel, drug seller, etc. [STEER1 + -ER1] * * *
steerhide
/stear"huyd'/, n. 1. the hide of a steer. 2. the leather made from this hide. [STEER2 + HIDE2] * * *
steering
/stear"ing/, n. the discriminatory practice by a real estate agent of maneuvering a client from a minority group away from considering a home in a white neighborhood. [1975-80] * ...
steering column
the shaft that connects the steering wheel to the steering gear assembly of an automotive vehicle. [1900-05] * * *
steering committee
a committee, esp. of a deliberative or legislative body, charged with preparing the agenda of a session. [1885-90, Amer.] * * *
steering gear
the apparatus or mechanism for steering a ship, automobile, bicycle, airplane, etc. [1865-70] * * *
steering wheel
a wheel used by a driver, pilot, or the like, to steer an automobile, ship, etc. [1740-50] * * *
steeringcommittee
steer·ing committee (stîrʹĭng) n. A committee that sets agendas and schedules of business, as for a legislative body or other assemblage. * * *
steeringgear
steering gear n. The mechanism by which dispositions of the steering controls of a vehicle are transferred to the part that interacts with the external medium. * * *
steeringwheel
steering wheel n. A wheel that controls steering, as on a boat or in an automotive vehicle. * * *
steersman
—steersmanship, n. /stearz"meuhn/, n., pl. steersmen. 1. a person who steers a ship; helmsman. 2. a person who drives a machine. [bef. 1000; ME steresman, OE steoresmann, ...
steeve
steeve1 /steev/, v., steeved, steeving, n. v.t. 1. to stuff (cotton or other cargo) into a ship's hold. n. 2. a long derrick or spar, with a block at one end, used in stowing ...
Stefan
(as used in expressions) George Stefan Lochner Stefan Stefan Decansky Stefan Uros III Stefan Dusan Stefan Uros IV Stefan Nemanja Stefan Batory Wyszynski Stefan Zweig Stefan * * *
Stefan Decansky
or Stefan Uroš III born 1280 died 1331 King of Serbia (1322–31). After rebelling against his father, Stefan Uroš II (r. 1282–1321), he was blinded, so that he would be ...
Stefan Dušan
or Stefan Uroš IV born 1308 died Dec. 20, 1355 King of Serbia (1331–46) and emperor of the Serbs and Greeks (1346–55). He deposed his father, Stefan Decansky, in 1331. ...
Stefan Nemanja
or Stephen Nemanja died 1200 Founder of the Serbian state. He was grand župan (clan leader) under Byzantine rule in 1169. He allied himself with Venice and was defeated by ...
Stefan, Josef
▪ Austrian physicist born March 24, 1835, St. Peter, Austria died Jan. 7, 1893, Vienna       Austrian physicist who in 1879 formulated a law which states that the ...
Stefan-Boltzmann law
/stef"euhn bohlts"meuhn/; Ger. /shte"fahn bawlts"mahn/, Physics. the law stating that the total energy radiated from a blackbody is proportional to the fourth power of its ...
Stefani, Gwen
▪ American singer and songwriter in full  Gwen Renée Stefani  born Oct. 3, 1969, Fullerton, Calif., U.S.       American singer and songwriter, who came to fame in ...
Stefanie
/stef"euh nee/; Fr. /ste fann nee"/, n. a female given name. * * *
Štefánik, Milan
▪ Czech leader born July 21, 1880, Kosariska, near Myjava, Slovakia, Austria-Hungary died April 4, 1919, Wenor, near Bratislava, Czech.       Slovakian astronomer and ...
Stefansson
/stef"euhn seuhn/, n. Vilhjalmur /vil"hyowl'meuhr/, 1879-1962, U.S. arctic explorer and author, born in Canada. * * *
Stefánsson, Davíd
▪ Icelandic author born January 21, 1895, Fagriskógur, Eyjafjördur, Iceland died March 1, 1964, Akureyri       Icelandic poet and novelist, best known as a poet of ...
Stefánsson, Vilhjálmur
Ste·fáns·son (stĕfʹən-sən), Vilhjálmur. 1879-1962. Canadian-born explorer and ethnologist who studied the language and culture of the Inuit and Eskimo. * * * ▪ ...
Stefan–Boltzmann law
▪ physics       statement that the total radiant heat energy emitted from a surface is proportional to the fourth power of its absolute temperature. Formulated in 1879 ...
Steffani, Agostino
▪ Italian composer born July 25, 1654, near Venice [Italy] died Feb. 12, 1728, Frankfurt am Main [Germany]       composer, singer, cleric, and diplomat, celebrated for ...
Steffen, Albert
▪ Swiss writer born Dec. 10, 1884, Murgenthal, Switz. died July 13, 1963, Dornach       Swiss novelist and dramatist, one of the leading writers of the anthroposophical ...
Steffens
/stef"euhnz/, n. (Joseph) Lincoln, 1866-1936, U.S. author, journalist, and editor. * * *
Steffens, (Joseph) Lincoln
born April 6, 1866, San Francisco, Calif., U.S. died Aug. 9, 1936, Carmel, Calif. U.S. journalist and reformer. He worked for New York City newspapers (1892–1901) and was ...
Steffens, (Joseph)Lincoln
Stef·fens (stĕfʹənz), (Joseph) Lincoln. 1866-1936. American journalist. As managing editor of McClure's Magazine (1902-1906), he exposed governmental corruption in a series ...
Steffens, Henrik
▪ German philosopher and physicist born May 2, 1773, Stavanger, Nor. died Feb. 13, 1845, Berlin       philosopher and physicist, who combined scientific ideas with ...
Steffens, Lincoln
▪ American journalist born April 6, 1866, San Francisco died Aug. 9, 1936, Carmel, Calif., U.S.  U.S. journalist, lecturer, and political philosopher, a leading figure among ...
stegh-
To stick, prick; pointed. 1. Perhaps nasalized form *stengh-. sting, from Old English stingan, to sting, from Germanic *stingan. 2. O-grade form *stogh-. a. stag, from Old ...
Stegner
/steg"neuhr/, n. Wallace (Earle), 1909-93, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. * * *
Stegner, Wallace
▪ American author in full  Wallace Earl Stegner  born Feb. 18, 1909, Lake Mills, Iowa, U.S. died April 13, 1993, Santa Fe, N.M.       American author of fiction and ...
Stegner, Wallace (Earle)
born Feb. 18, 1909, Lake Mills, Iowa, U.S. died April 13, 1993, Santa Fe, N.M. U.S. writer. Stegner studied at the University of Iowa and later taught at several universities, ...
Stegner, Wallace Earle
▪ 1994       U.S. novelist (b. Feb. 18, 1909, Lake Mills, Iowa—d. April l3, 1993, Santa Fe, N.M.), redefined the notion of the West as a desirable landscape for rugged ...
Stegner,Wallace Earle
Steg·ner (stĕgʹnər), Wallace Earle. 1909-1993. American writer best known for his novels about the American West, including The Big Rock Candy Mountain (1943) and Angle of ...
stego-
a combining form meaning "cover," used in the formation of compound words: stegosaur. [comb. form of Gk stégos roof] * * *
stegodon
/steg"euh don'/, n. any extinct elephantlike mammal of the genus Stegodon, from the late Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs, usually considered to be directly ancestral to the ...
stegosaur
/steg"euh sawr'/, n. a plant-eating dinosaur of the genus Stegosaurus, from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, having a heavy, bony armor and a row of bony plates along its ...
stegosaurus
☆ stegosaurus [steg΄ə sôr′əs ] n. pl. stegosauri [steg΄ə sôrī] 〚ModL < Gr stegos, roof (see THATCH) + -SAURUS〛 any of a suborder (Stegosauria) of large ...
Steichen
/stuy"keuhn/, n. Edward, 1879-1973, U.S. photographer. * * *
Steichen, Edward
▪ American photographer Introduction in full  Eduard Jean Steichen  born March 27, 1879, Luxembourg died March 25, 1973, West Redding, Connecticut, U.S.  American ...
Steichen, Edward (Jean)
orig. Édouard Jean Steichen born March 27, 1879, Luxembourg died March 25, 1973, West Redding, Conn., U.S. Luxembourg-born U.S. photographer. His family immigrated to the ...
Steichen,Edward Jean
Stei·chen (stīʹkən), Edward Jean. 1879-1973. American photographer who was a pioneer of photography as a fine art. * * *
Steiermark
/shtuy"euhrdd mahrddk'/, n. German name of Styria. * * * English Styria State (pop., 2001: 1,183,303), southeastern Austria. Inhabited since the Stone Age, the region came ...
Steig
/stuyg/, n. William, born 1907, U.S. artist. * * *
Steig, William
▪ 2004       American cartoonist and writer (b. Nov. 14, 1907, Brooklyn, N.Y.—d. Oct. 3, 2003, Boston, Mass.), over a period of more than 60 years, created over 1,600 ...
steig-
To stick; pointed. Partly blended with stegh-. Derivatives include stitch, ticket, instinct, stigma, tiger, and steak. I. Zero-grade form *stig-. 1. stickleback, from Old ...
Steiger
(1925–2002) a US actor who often played tough characters. His films include The Pawnbroker (1965), Doctor Zhivago (1965), In the Heat of the Night (1967), for which he won an ...
Steiger, Niklaus Friedrich von
▪ Swiss statesman born May 17, 1729, Bern died Dec. 3, 1799, Augsburg, Ger.       Swiss statesman, Schultheiss (chief magistrate) of the canton of Bern, and the most ...
Steiger, Rodney Stephen
▪ 2003 “Rod”        American actor (b. April 14, 1925, Westhampton, N.Y.—d. July 9, 2002, Los Angeles, Calif.), used the techniques of method acting—enhanced by ...
steigh-
To stride, step, rise. Derivatives include stirrup, acrostic and stair. I. Basic form *steigh-. sty2; stirrup, from Old English stīgan, to go up, rise, from Germanic *stīgan. ...
stein
/stuyn/, n. 1. a mug, usually earthenware, esp. for beer. 2. the quantity of beer or other liquid contained in a stein. [1900-05; < G: lit., STONE] * * * (as used in ...
Stein
/stuyn/ for 1, 3; /shtuyn/ for 2, n. 1. Gertrude, 1874-1946, U.S. author in France. 2. Heinrich Friedrich Karl /huyn"rddikh frddee"drddikh kahrddl/, Baron vom und zum /fawm oont ...
Stein, (Heinrich Friedrich) Karl, imperial baron vom und zum
born Oct. 26, 1757, Nassau an der Lahn, Nassau died June 29, 1831, Schloss Cappenberg, Westphalia Prussian statesman. Born into the imperial nobility, he entered the civil ...
Stein, Charlotte von
▪ German writer original name  Charlotte von Schardt  born Dec. 25, 1742, Eisenach, Saxe-Weimar died Jan. 6, 1827, Weimar  German writer and an intimate friend of and ...
Stein, Edith
▪ German nun original name of  Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross , Latin,  Sancta Teresia Benedicta a Cruce   born Oct. 12, 1891, Breslau, Ger. [now Wrocław, Pol.] died ...
Stein, Gertrude
born Feb. 3, 1874, Allegheny City, Pa., U.S. died July 27, 1946, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France U.S. avant-garde writer. Born to a wealthy family, Stein studied at Radcliffe College ...
Stein, Herbert
▪ 2000       American economist and government official who in the 1940s, early in his 22 years on the Committee for Economic Development, gained the support of the ...
Stein, Johann Andreas
▪ German piano craftsman born May 6, 1728, Heidesheim, Speyer [Germany] died Feb. 29, 1792, Augsburg, Bavaria [Germany]       German piano builder, and also a maker of ...
Stein, Karl, Reichsfreiherr vom und zum
▪ prime minister of Prussia Introduction (imperial baron of) born Oct. 26, 1757, Nassau an der Lahn, Nassau [Germany] died June 29, 1831, Schloss Cappenberg, Westphalia ...
Stein, Sir Aurel
▪ Hungarian-British archaeologist born Nov. 26, 1862, Budapest, Hung. died Oct. 26, 1943, Kabul, Afg.       Hungarian–British archaeologist and geographer whose ...
Stein, William H.
▪ American biochemist in full  William Howard Stein   born June 25, 1911, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Feb. 2, 1980, New York City       American biochemist who, along ...
Stein,Gertrude
Stein (stīn), Gertrude. 1874-1946. American writer of experimental novels, poetry, essays, operas, and plays. In Paris during the 1920s she was a central member of a group of ...
Stein-Leventhal syndrome
▪ medical disorder also called  polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)   disorder in women that is characterized by an elevated level of male hormones (androgens (androgen)) and ...
Steinamanger
/shtuyn"ahm ahng"euhrdd/, n. German name of Szombathely. * * *
Steinbach, Emil
▪ Austrian statesman born June 11, 1846, Vienna, died May 26, 1907, Vienna       Austrian economist, jurist, and statesman noted for his social reforms while serving ...
Steinbeck
/stuyn"bek/, n. John (Ernst) /errnst/, 1902-68, U.S. novelist: Nobel prize 1962. * * *
Steinbeck, John
▪ American novelist in full  John Ernst Steinbeck   born Feb. 27, 1902, Salinas, Calif., U.S. died Dec. 20, 1968, New York, N.Y.  American novelist, best known for The ...
Steinbeck, John (Ernst)
born Feb. 27, 1902, Salinas, Calif., U.S. died Dec. 20, 1968, New York, N.Y. U.S. novelist. Steinbeck intermittently attended Stanford University and worked as a manual ...
Steinbeck,John Ernst
Stein·beck (stīnʹbĕk'), John Ernst. 1902-1968. American writer of short stories and novels, most notably The Grapes of Wrath (1939), which concerns the social and economic ...
Steinberg
/stuyn"berrg/, n. 1. Saul, born 1914, U.S. painter, cartoonist, and illustrator; born in Rumania. 2. William, 1899-1978, U.S. conductor, born in Germany. * * *
Steinberg, Saul
orig. Saul Jacobson born June 15, 1914, Râmnicu Sărat, Rom. died May 12, 1999, New York, N.Y., U.S. Romanian-born U.S. cartoonist and illustrator. He studied architecture in ...
Steinberg, William
▪ German-American conductor original name  Hans Wilhelm Steinberg   born Aug. 1, 1899, Cologne, Ger. died May 16, 1978, New York, N.Y., U.S.       German-born ...
Steinberger, Jack
▪ German-American physicist born May 25, 1921, Bad Kissingen, Ger.       German-born American physicist who, along with Leon M. Lederman (Lederman, Leon Max) and Melvin ...
steinbok
/stuyn"bok/, n., pl. steinboks, (esp. collectively) steinbok. steenbok. [1675-85] * * *
Steinbrenner
(1930– ) the main owner of the New York Yankees baseball team, known as The Boss. He is said to interfere more in the running of the club than owners usually do and is best ...
Steinem
/stuy"neuhm/, n. Gloria, born 1934, U.S. women's-rights activist, journalist, and editor. * * *
Steinem, Gloria
born March 25, 1934, Toledo, Ohio, U.S. U.S. political activist, feminist, and editor. She began her career as a writer and journalist in New York and became deeply involved in ...
Steinem,Gloria
Stein·em (stīʹnəm), Gloria. Born 1934. American feminist, writer, and a founding editor (1972) of Ms. magazine. * * *
Steiner
/stuy"neuhr/; Ger. /shtuy"neuhrdd/, n. 1. Jakob /yah"kawp/, 1796-1863, Swiss mathematician. 2. Rudolf /rddooh"dawlf/, 1861-1925, Austrian social philosopher: teacher of the ...
Steiner, (Francis) George
born April 23, 1929, Paris, France French-born U.S.-Swiss critic. Steiner became a U.S. citizen in 1944 but spent much of his time in Europe, teaching principally at Cambridge ...
Steiner, George
▪ American literary critic in full  Francis George Steiner  born April 23, 1929, Paris, France       influential European-born American literary critic who studied ...
Steiner, Jakob
▪ Swiss mathematician born March 18, 1796, Utzenstorf, Switzerland died April 1, 1863, Bern       Swiss mathematician who was one of the founders of modern synthetic ...
Steiner, Max(imilian Raoul Walter)
born May 10, 1888, Vienna, Austria died Dec. 28, 1971, Hollywood, Calif., U.S. Austrian-born U.S. composer and conductor. A prodigy, he wrote an operetta at age 14 that ran in ...
Steiner, Rudolf
born Feb. 27, 1861, Kraljević, Austria died March 30, 1925, Dornach, Switz. Austrian-Swiss social and spiritual philosopher, founder of anthroposophy. He edited the scientific ...
Steiner,Rudolf
Stein·er (stīʹnər, shtīʹ-), Rudolf. 1861-1925. Austrian social philosopher who investigated theosophy and founded anthroposophy. * * *
Steinert, Otto
▪ German photographer born July 12, 1915, Saarbrücken, Germany died March 3, 1978, Essen-Werden, West Germany [now Germany]       German photographer, teacher, and ...
Steinhart Aquarium
▪ aquarium, San Francisco, California, United States       public aquarium in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, noted for its innovative displays. The facility was opened ...
Steinheil, Karl August
▪ German physicist born Oct. 12, 1801, Rappoltsweiler, Alsace Fr. died Sept. 12, 1870, Munich       German physicist who did pioneering work in telegraphy, optics, and ...
Steinheim man
/shtuyn"huym, stuyn"-/ a human of the middle Pleistocene Epoch known from a skull found in Germany and considered to be archaic Homo sapiens. [after Steinheim am Murr, Germany] * ...
Steinheim skull
▪ hominin fossil       human fossil remnant found in 1933 along the Murr River about 20 km (12 miles) north of Stuttgart, Germany. Found in association with bones of ...
Steinheimman
Stein·heim man (stīnʹhīm', shtīnʹ-) n. A fossil hominid specimen previously classed as a distinct species but now generally regarded as an archaic example of Homo ...
Steinitz
/stuy"nits, shtuy"-/, n. William (Wilhelm Steinitz), 1836-1900, U.S. chess player, born in Czechoslovakia. * * *
Steinitz, Wilhelm
▪ Austrian chess player born May 14, 1836, Prague, Bohemia, Austrian Empire [now in Czech Republic] died August 12, 1900, Wards Island, New York, ...
steinkern
/shtuyn"kern', -kerrn', stuyn"-/, n. Archaeol. the fossilized outline of a hollow organic structure, as a skull or a mollusk shell, formed when mud or sediment consolidated ...
Steinkjer
▪ Norway       town, north-central Norway. Located at the head of Beitstad Fjord, an inlet of Trondheims Fjord and situated at the mouth of the By River, the port town ...
Steinman
/stuyn"meuhn/, n. David Barnard, 1886-1960, U.S. civil engineer: specialist in bridge design and construction. * * *
Steinman, David Barnard
▪ American engineer born June 11, 1886, New York, N.Y. died Aug. 21, 1960, New York City       American engineer whose studies of airflow and wind velocity helped make ...
Steinman,David Barnard
Stein·man (stīnʹmən), David Barnard. 1886-1960. American civil engineer who designed numerous suspension bridges, including the George Washington Bridge in New York City ...
Steinmeier, Frank-Walter
▪ 2009 born Jan. 5, 1956, Detmold, North Rhine–Westphalia, W.Ger. [now in Germany]  On Sept. 7, 2008, German Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier ...
Steinmetz
/stuyn"mets/, n. Charles Proteus /proh"tee euhs/, 1865-1923, U.S. electrical engineer, born in Germany. * * *
Steinmetz, Charles Proteus
orig. Karl August Rudolf Steinmetz born April 9, 1865, Breslau, Prussia died Oct. 26, 1923, Schenectady, N.Y., U.S. German-born U.S. electrical engineer. Forced to leave ...
Steinmetz,Charles Proteus
Stein·metz (stīnʹmĕts', shtīnʹ-), Charles Proteus. 1865-1923. German-born American electrical engineer and inventor known for his theoretical studies of alternating ...
Steinway
/stuyn"way'/, n. Henry Engelhard /eng"geuhl hahrd', -hahrt'/, (Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg), 1797-1871, U.S. piano manufacturer, born in Germany. * * * German-U.S. piano ...
Steinway, Henry Engelhard
▪ American piano maker original name  Heinrich Engelhardt Steinweg  born Feb. 15, 1797, Wolfshagen, Braunschweig died Feb. 7, 1871, New York, N.Y., ...
Steinway,Henry Engelhard
Stein·way (stīnʹwā'), Henry Engelhard. 1797-1871. German-born American piano maker who founded the Steinway & Sons piano company in New York City (1853). * * *
stel-
To put, stand; with derivatives referring to a standing object or place. Derivatives include apostle, stallion, pedestal, stilt, and stout. I. Basic form *stel-. 1. Suffixed ...
stela
/stee"leuh/, n., pl. stelae /stee"lee/. stele (defs. 1-3). * * * ▪ architecture also spelled  stele (Greek: “shaft,” or “pillar”)  plural  stelae   standing ...
stelar
See stele. * * *
Stelazine
/stel"euh zeen'/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of trifluoperazine. * * *
stele
—stelar /stee"leuhr/, adj. /stee"lee, steel/ for 1-3; /steel, stee"lee/ for 4, n., pl. stelai /stee"luy/, steles /stee"leez, steelz/. 1. an upright stone slab or pillar bearing ...
stella
/stel"euh/ n. a four-dollar pattern coin of the U.S. having a metal content based on the metric system, issued 1879-80: designed to be used as an international coin. * * * (as ...
Stella
/stel"euh/, n. 1. Frank (Phillip), born 1936, U.S. painter. 2. Joseph, 1887-1946, U.S. painter, born in Italy. 3. a female given name: from a Latin word meaning "star." * * ...
Stella Polaris
Polaris. * * *
Stella, Frank
▪ 2002       After keeping a low profile throughout the 1990s, American artist Frank Stella returned to the limelight in a big way, with large public sculptures. In 2001 ...
Stella, Frank (Philip)
born May 12, 1936, Malden, Mass., U.S. U.S. painter. He moved to New York City after studying history at Princeton University and there began his innovative "black paintings" ...
Stella,Frank Philip
Stel·la (stĕlʹə), Frank Philip. Born 1936. American painter whose abstract works are characterized by geometric forms, brilliant colors, and often irregularly shaped ...
stellar
/stel"euhr/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the stars; consisting of stars. 2. like a star, as in brilliance, shape, etc. 3. pertaining to a preeminent performer, athlete, ...
stellar association
Astron. a sparsely populated group of between 10 and 1000 young stars of similar spectral type and common origin that are moving too fast to form a permanent, gravitationally ...
stellar classification
▪ astronomy       scheme for assigning stars (star) to types according to their temperatures as estimated from their spectra. The generally accepted system of stellar ...
Stellar populations
▪ Table Stellar populations Population I disk population Population II extreme Population I older Population I intermediate Population II halo Population ...
stellar wind
Astron. the radial outflow of ionized gas from a star. [1960-65] * * *
stellarator
/stel"euh ray'teuhr/, n. Physics. an experimental plasma-physics device in which magnetic fields confine the plasma within a tube shaped like a figure eight. [1951; STELLAR + ...
stellarwind
stellar wind (wĭnd) n. The varying flow of plasma ejected from the surface of a star into interstellar space. * * *
stellate
—stellately, adv. /stel"it, -ayt/, adj. like the form of a conventionalized figure of a star; star-shaped. Also, stellated. [1490-1500; < L stellatus starry, equiv. to stell(a) ...
stellately
See stellate. * * *
Stellenbosch
▪ South Africa       town, Western Cape province, South Africa. It lies east of Cape Town, in the fertile Eerste River valley bordering mountains on the east. Founded ...
Steller's jay
/stel"euhrz/ a common jay, Cyanocitta stelleri, of western North America, having blackish-brown and dusky-blue plumage. [1820-30, Amer.; after George W. Steller (1709-46), German ...
Steller's sea lion.
See under sea lion. [see STELLER'S JAY] * * *
Steller'seider
Stel·ler's eider (stĕlʹərz) n. A small black-and-white eider (Polysticta stelleri) of Alaska, Canada, and Siberia.   [After Georg WilhelmSteller (1709-1746), German ...
Steller'sjay
Steller's jay n. A bird (Cyanocitta stelleri) of western North America, having a black crested head, sooty-brown back and shoulders, and blue wings and tail and related to the ...
Steller'ssea lion
Steller's sea lion n. A large sea lion (Eumetopias jubata) with a prominent mane, found from the Bering Sea to the California coast.   [After Georg WilhelmSteller (1709-1746), ...
stelliferous
/ste lif"euhr euhs/, adj. having or abounding with stars. [1575-85; < L stellifer star-bearing (stell(a) STAR + -i- -I- + -fer -FER) + -OUS; see -FEROUS] * * *
stelliform
/stel"euh fawrm'/, adj. star-shaped. [1790-1800; stelli- (see STELLIFEROUS) + -FORM] * * *
stellionate
/stel"yeuh nit, -nayt'/, n. Civil Law, Scots Law. any crime of unspecified class that involves fraud, esp. one that involves the selling of the same property to different ...
Stellite
Stellite [stel′īt΄] trademark for any of a group of cobalt-chromium superalloys characterized by great hardness and resistance to corrosion at high temperatures, used in ...
stellular
/stel"yeuh leuhr/, adj. 1. having the form of a small star or small stars. 2. spotted with stars. [1790-1800; < LL stellul(a) (stell(a) STAR + -ula -ULE) + -AR1] * * *
Stelvio Pass
▪ mountain pass, Italy Italian  Giogo Dello Stelvio,  German  Stilfser Joch,         Alpine pass (9,042 feet [2,756 m]) at the northwest base of the Ortles mountain ...
stem
stem1 —stemless, adj. —stemlike, adj. /stem/, n., v., stemmed, stemming. n. 1. the ascending axis of a plant, whether above or below ground, which ordinarily grows in an ...
stem cabbage
kohlrabi. * * *
stem canker
Plant Pathol. a disease of plants characterized by cankers on the stems and twigs and caused by any of several fungi. * * *
stem cell
Cell Biol. a cell that upon division replaces its own numbers and also gives rise to cells that differentiate further into one or more specialized types, as various B cells and T ...
stem duchy
(in medieval Germany) any of the independent duchies corresponding in part to areas of tribal settlement and preserving some elements of tribal social structure. * * *
stem rot
Plant Pathol. 1. a symptom or phase of many diseases of plants, characterized by decay of the stem tissues. 2. any disease so characterized. * * *
stem rust
Plant Pathol. 1. any of several fungal diseases of plants affecting the stems, esp. a disease of wheat and other grasses characterized by pustules of red and then black ...
stem turn
Skiing. a turn in which a skier stems one ski in the direction to be turned and brings the other ski around so that both skis are parallel. [1930-35] * * *
stem-end rot
/stem"end'/, Plant Pathol. a disease of fruits characterized by discoloration, shriveling, and decay of the stem and adjacent parts of the fruit and caused by any of several ...
stem-winder
stem-wind·er (stĕmʹwīn'dər) n. 1. A stem-winding watch. 2. A rousing oration, especially a political one. * * *
stem-winding
☆ stem-winding [stem′wīn΄diŋ ] adj. wound by turning a knurled knob at the outer end of the stem * * * stem-wind·ing (stĕmʹwīn'dĭng) adj. 1. Wound by turning an ...
Stemann, Poul Christian
▪ Danish statesman born April 14, 1764, Copenhagen died Nov. 25, 1855, Copenhagen       Danish premier who championed absolute monarchy against the rising tide of ...
stemcell
stem cell n. An unspecialized cell that gives rise to a specific specialized cell, such as a blood cell. * * *
stemchristie
stem christie n. A turn in skiing made by stemming the uphill ski, transferring weight to its inside edge, and bringing the other ski into a parallel position midway through the ...
stemma
/stem"euh/, n., pl. stemmata /stem"euh teuh/. ocellus (def. 1). [1650-60; < NL < Gk stémma wreath, garland, deriv. (with -ma n. suffix of result) from root of stéphos garland, ...
stemmed
/stemd/, adj. 1. having a stem or a specified kind of stem (often used in combination): a long-stemmed rose. 2. having the stem or stems removed: stemmed cherries. [1570-80; ...
stemmer
stemmer1 /stem"euhr/, n. 1. a person who removes stems. 2. a device for removing stems, as from tobacco, grapes, etc. [1890-95; STEM1 + -ER1] stemmer2 /stem"euhr/, n. an ...
stemmery
/stem"euh ree/, n., pl. stemmeries. a factory or other place where tobacco leaves are stripped. [1855-60, Amer.; STEM1 + -ERY] * * *
Stemonitis
▪ biology       large genus of true slime molds (class Myxomycetes; q.v.) typical of the order Stemoniales. The species bear rusty to black spores on tiny featherlike ...
stemreptile
stem reptile n. See cotylosaur. * * *
stemrust
stem rust n. A rust disease affecting the stem of a plant. * * *
stemson
/stem"seuhn/, n. Naut. a curved timber in a wooden bow, scarfed at its lower end to the keelson. [1760-70; STEM4 + (KEEL)SON] * * *
stemturn
stem turn n. A turn in skiing made by stemming the uphill ski, transferring weight to its inside edge, and bringing the other ski into a parallel position after the turn is ...
stemware
/stem"wair'/, n. glass or crystal vessels, esp. for beverages and desserts, having rounded bowls mounted on footed stems. [1925-30; STEM1 + WARE1] * * *
stemwinder
/stem"wuyn"deuhr/, n. 1. a stemwinding watch. 2. Older Slang. a. something remarkable of its kind. b. a rousing speech, esp. a stirring political address. c. a stirring orator. ...
stemwinding
/stem"wuyn"ding/, adj. wound by turning a knob at the stem. Also, stem-winding. [1865-70; STEM1 + WINDING] * * *
Sten gun
a British light submachine gun. Also called Sten. [1940-45; R.V. S(hepherd) + H.J. T(urpin), the designers + En(field), England] * * * ▪ weapon in full  Sten Submachine Gun, ...
stench
—stenchful, adj. /stench/, n. 1. an offensive smell or odor; stink. 2. a foul quality. [bef. 900; ME; OE stenc odor (good or bad); akin to STINK] Syn. See odor. * * *
stench bomb.
See stink bomb. * * *
stencil
—stenciler; esp. Brit., stenciller, n. /sten"seuhl/, n., v., stenciled, stenciling or (esp. Brit.) stencilled, stencilling. n. 1. a device for applying a pattern, design, ...
stenciler
See stencil. * * *
stenciling
▪ art       in the visual arts, a technique for reproducing designs by passing ink or paint over holes cut in cardboard or metal onto the surface to be decorated. ...
stencilize
/sten"seuh luyz'/, v.t., stencilized, stencilizing. 1. to make into a stencil. 2. stencil (def. 3). Also, esp. Brit., stencilise. [STENCIL + -IZE] * * *
Stendal
▪ Germany       city, Saxony-Anhalt Land (state), central Germany. It lies along the Uchte River, north of Magdeburg. Stendal was once the capital of the Altmark ...
Stendhal
/sten dahl", stan-/; Fr. /stahn dannl"/, n. (Marie Henri Beyle) 1783-1842, French novelist and critic. * * * orig. Marie-Henri Beyle born Jan. 23, 1783, Grenoble, France died ...
Steneosaurus
▪ extinct crocodile       extinct crocodiles (crocodile) that inhabited shallow seas and whose fossils are found in sediments of the Jurassic Period (200 million to 146 ...
Stengel
/steng"geuhl/, n. Charles Dillon ("Casey"), 1891-1975, U.S. baseball player and manager. * * *
Stengel, Casey
orig. Charles Dillon Stengel born July 30, 1891, Kansas City, Mo., U.S. died Sept. 29, 1975, Glendale, Calif. U.S. baseball player and manager. Stengel played outfield with ...
Stengel,Charles Dillon
Sten·gel (stĕngʹgəl), Charles Dillon. Known as “Casey.” 1890?-1975. American baseball player and manager, most notably of the New York Yankees (1948-1960), a team he led ...
Stenmark, Ingemar
born March 18, 1956, Josesjö, Lapland, Swed. Swedish Alpine skier. Stenmark trained with Sweden's junior national team from age 13 and won his first World Cup race in 1974. In ...
Stenmark,Ingemar
Sten·mark (stĕnʹmärk'), Ingemar. Born 1956. Swedish alpine skier who won 86 World Cup downhill races, including 14 successive giant slalom races. He won two gold medals at ...
Stenness
▪ historic site, Scotland, United Kingdom       site of the Standing Stones of Stenness, a Neolithic stone circle on the island of Mainland (Pomona) in the Orkney ...
Stennis, John Cornelius
▪ 1996       U.S. politician (b. Aug. 3, 1901, De Kalb, Miss.—d. April 23, 1995, Jackson, Miss.), as a formidable Mississippi Democrat and the second longest-serving ...
steno
/sten"oh/, n., pl. stenos for 1. 1. a stenographer. 2. the art or practice of a stenographer; stenography. [1910-15; by shortening; see STENO-] * * *
Steno's law
▪ crystallography       statement that the angles between two corresponding faces on the crystals of any solid chemical or mineral species are constant and are ...
Steno, Nicolaus
Danish Niels Steensen or Niels Stensen born Jan. 10, 1638, Copenhagen, Den. died Nov. 26, 1686, Schwerin, Prussia Danish geologist and anatomist. An eminent physician, in 1660 ...
steno-
a combining form meaning "narrow," "close," used in the formation of compound words: stenopetalous. [ < Gk stenós] * * *
steno.
1. stenographer. 2. stenographic. 3. stenography. Also, stenog. [1905-10, Amer.; by shortening] * * *
stenobath
/sten"euh bath'/, n. a stenobathic organism. [back formation from STENOBATHIC] * * *
stenobathic
/sten'euh bath"ik/, adj. Ecol. of or pertaining to marine or freshwater life that can tolerate only limited changes in depth (opposed to eurybathic). [1900-05; STENO- + Gk ...
stenograph
/sten"euh graf', -grahf'/, n. 1. any of various keyboard instruments, somewhat resembling a typewriter, used for writing in shorthand, as by means of phonetic or arbitrary ...
stenographer
/steuh nog"reuh feuhr/, n. a person who specializes in taking dictation in shorthand. Also, stenographist. [1790-1800, Amer.; STENOGRAPH + -ER1] * * *
stenographic
See stenography. * * *
stenographical
See stenographic. * * *
stenographically
See stenographic. * * *
stenography
—stenographic /sten'euh graf"ik/, stenographical, adj. —stenographically, adv. /steuh nog"reuh fee/, n. the art of writing in shorthand. [1595-1605; STENO- + -GRAPHY] * * *
stenohaline
stenohaline [sten΄ə hā′līn΄, sten΄əhal′īn΄] adj. 〚 STENO- + HAL(O)- + -INE3〛 Biol. able to exist only in waters with a very narrow range in their salt content: ...
stenohygric
stenohygric [sten΄əhī′grik] adj. 〚 STENO- + HYGR- + -IC〛 Biol. able to withstand only a narrow range of humidity: opposed to EURYHYGRIC * * *
stenoky
stenoky [stə nō′kē] n. 〚
stenolaemate
▪ bryozoan       any member of the class Stenolaemata, a group of colonial marine animals within the invertebrate phylum Bryozoa (moss animals). About 900 species of ...
stenopeic
/sten'euh pee"ik/, adj. 1. pertaining to or containing a narrow slit or minute opening: a stenopeic device to aid vision after eye surgery. n. 2. a device, as of wood, metal, or ...
stenopetalous
/sten'oh pet"l euhs/, adj. Bot. having narrow petals. [1830-40; STENO- + PETALOUS] * * *
stenophagous
/sti nof"euh geuhs/, adj. Ecol. (of an animal) feeding on a limited variety of foods (opposed to euryphagous). [1875-80; STENO- + -PHAGOUS] * * *
stenophyllous
/sten'oh fil"euhs/, adj. Bot. having narrow leaves. [1875-80; STENO- + -PHYLLOUS] * * *
stenosed
/sti nohst", -nohzd"/, adj. Med. characterized by stenosis; abnormally narrowed. [1895-1900; STENOS(IS) + -ED2, as if deriv. of a v. stenose (cf. METAMORPHOSE, DIAGNOSE)] * * *
stenosis
—stenotic /sti not"ik/, adj. /sti noh"sis/, n. Pathol. a narrowing or stricture of a passage or vessel. [1855-60; < NL < Gk sténosis. See STENO-, -OSIS] * * *
Stenotaphrum
▪ grass genus       genus of about seven species of low, mat-forming perennial grasses of the family Poaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions throughout the ...
stenotherm
stenotherm [sten′ə thʉrm΄] n. Biol. an organism that can live only in a narrow range of temperatures: opposed to EURYTHERM stenothermal ...
stenothermal
sten·o·ther·mal (stĕn'ə-thûrʹməl) also sten·o·ther·mic (-mĭk) or sten·o·ther·mous (-məs) adj. Capable of living or growing only within a limited range of ...
stenothermophile
/sten'euh therr"meuh fuyl', -fil/, n. a stenothermophilic bacterium. [STENO- + THERMO- + -PHILE] * * *
stenothermophilic
/sten'euh therr'meuh fil"ik/, adj. growing best within a narrow temperature range. [1955-60; STENO- + THERMO- + -PHILIC] * * *
stenotic
See stenosis. * * *
stenotopic
☆ stenotopic [sten΄ə täp′ik ] adj. 〚< Ger stenotop, stenotopic (< steno-,STENO- + -top < Gr topos, place: see TOPIC) + -IC〛 Biol. able to withstand only a limited ...
stenotype
/sten"euh tuyp'/, n. 1. a keyboard machine resembling a typewriter, used in a system of phonetic shorthand. 2. the symbols typed in one stroke on this machine. [formerly a ...
stenotypist
See stenotype. * * *
stenotypy
—stenotypic /sten'euh tip"ik/, adj. —stenotypist, n. /sten"euh tuy'pee/, n. shorthand in which alphabetic letters or types are used to produce shortened forms of words or ...
stent
/stent/, n. Med. a small, expandable tube used for inserting in a blocked vessel or other part. [1960-65; orig. uncert.] * * *
Stentor
/sten"tawr/, n. 1. (in the Iliad) a Greek herald with a loud voice. 2. (l.c.) a person having a very loud or powerful voice. 3. (l.c.) a trumpet-shaped, ciliate protozoan of the ...
stentorian
—stentorianly, adv. /sten tawr"ee euhn, -tohr"-/, adj. very loud or powerful in sound: a stentorian voice. [1595-1605; STENTOR + -IAN] * * *
stentorious
—stentoriously, adv. /sten tawr"ee euhs, -tohr"-/, adj. stentorian. [1540-50; STENTOR + -IOUS] * * *
step
—stepless, adj. —steplike, adj. /step/, n., v., stepped, stepping. n. 1. a movement made by lifting the foot and setting it down again in a new position, accompanied by a ...
step aerobics
(used with a sing. or pl. v.) aerobic exercises performed by stepping up onto and down from a stepping block. [1990-95] * * *
step cut
—step-cut, adj. Jewelry. a cut consisting of a rectangular girdle, often faceted, with two or more tiers of narrow facets running parallel to the girdle on both the crown and ...
step dance
step dance n. a dance emphasizing special, often intricate, steps and sometimes characterized by limited movement of the torso and arms step dancing n. * * *
step function
Math. a function that is constant on each of a finite set of subintervals of its domain, the union of the subintervals being the domain. [1925-30] * * *
Step Reckoner
▪ calculating machine  a calculating machine designed (1671) and built (1673) by the German mathematician-philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (Leibniz, Gottfried ...
step rocket
Rocketry. a multistage rocket that discards burned-out stages. * * *
step turn
Skiing. a turn in which a skier lifts one ski from the snow, faces the ski slightly outward in the direction to be turned, sets it down, and brings the other ski around so that ...
step-
a prefix denoting connection between members of a family by the remarriage of a parent and not by blood: stepbrother. [ME; OE steop-; c. G stief-, ON stjup- step-; akin to OE ...

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