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/sterrn"seuhn/, n. a knee in a timber-framed vessel, reinforcing the angle between the keelson and the sternpost. [1840-50; STERN2 + (KEEL)SON] * * *
/sterr"neuhm/, n., pl. sterna /-neuh/, sternums. 1. Anat., Zool. a bone or series of bones extending along the middle line of the ventral portion of the body of most vertebrates, ...
/sterr'nyeuh tay"sheuhn/, n. the act of sneezing. [1535-45; < L sternutation- (s. of sternutatio), equiv. to sternutat(us) (ptp. of sternutare, freq. of sternuere to sneeze) + ...
/sterr"nyeuh tay'teuhr/, n. Chemical Warfare. a chemical agent causing nose irritation, coughing, etc. [1920-25; back formation from STERNUTATORY] * * *
/steuhr nooh"teuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee, -nyooh"-/, adj., n., pl. sternutatories. adj. 1. Also, sternutative. causing or tending to cause sneezing. n. 2. a sternutatory ...
/sterrn"weuhrd/, adv. toward the stern; astern. [1825-35; STERN2 + -WARD] * * *
See sternward. * * *
/sterrn"way'/, n. Naut. the movement of a vessel backward, or stern foremost. [1760-70; STERN2 + WAY1] * * *
/sterrn"hweel, -weel'/, n. Naut. a paddle wheel at the stern of a vessel. [1810-20; STERN2 + WHEEL] * * *
/sterrn"hwee'leuhr, -wee'-/, n. a boat propelled by a paddle wheel at the stern. [1850-55; Amer.; STERNWHEEL + -ER1] * * *
/stear"oyd, ster"-/, Biochem. n. 1. any of a large group of fat-soluble organic compounds, as the sterols, bile acids, and sex hormones, most of which have specific physiological ...
steroid hormone
▪ chemical compound       any of a group of hormones that belong to the class of chemical compounds known as steroids; they are secreted by three “steroid ...
See steroid. * * *
/sti roy'deuh jen"euh sis, ste-/, n. the formation of steroids, as by the adrenal cortex, testes, and ovaries. [1950-55; STEROID + -O- + -GENESIS] * * *
See steroidogenesis. * * *
/stear"awl, -ol, ster"-/, n. Biochem. any of a group of solid, mostly unsaturated, polycyclic alcohols, as cholesterol and ergosterol, derived from plants or animals. [1910-15; ...
Ster·o·pe (stĕrʹə-pē') also As·ter·o·pe (ă-stĕrʹ-) n. 1. Greek Mythology. One of the seven Pleiades. 2. One of the stars in the constellation Pleiades. * * *
/sterr"teuhr/, n. Pathol. a heavy snoring sound accompanying respiration in certain diseases. [1795-1805; < L stert(ere) to snore + -OR1] * * *
—stertorously, adv. —stertorousness, n. /sterr"teuhr euhs/, adj. 1. characterized by stertor or heavy snoring. 2. breathing in this manner. [1795-1805; STERTOR + -OUS] * * *
See stertorous. * * *
See ster-2. * * *
▪ Greek poet born 632/629 BC, Mataurus, Bruttium, Magna Graecia [now in southern Italy] died 556/553 BC, Catania [or Himera], Sicily       Greek poet known for his ...
Stessel, Anatoly Mikhaylovich
▪ Russian general Stessel also spelled  Stössel   born June 28 [July 10, New Style], 1848, St. Petersburg, Russia died January 1915       Russian general who ...
/stet/, v., stetted, stetting. v.i. 1. let it stand (used imperatively as a direction on a printer's proof, manuscript, or the like, to retain material previously cancelled, ...
a combining form meaning "chest," used in the formation of compound words: stethoscope. [comb. form of Gk stêthos] * * *
—stethometric /steth'euh me"trik/, adj. —stethometry, n. /ste thom"i teuhr/, n. an instrument for measuring the expansion of the chest and abdomen during ...
—stethoscoped, adj. —stethoscopist /ste thos"keuh pist/, n. —stethoscopy /ste thos"keuh pee, steth"euh skoh'-/, n. /steth"euh skohp'/, n. Med. an instrument used in ...
—stethoscopically, adv. /steth'euh skop"ik/, adj. pertaining to the stethoscope or to stethoscopy. Also, stethoscopical. [1820-30; STETHOSCOPE + -IC] * * *
See stethoscopic. * * *
See stethoscopic. * * *
See stethoscopic. * * *
/stet"seuhn/, Trademark. a brand of felt hat with a broad brim and high crown, esp. one worn as part of a cowboy's outfit. * * *
Stetson, Augusta Emma Simmons
▪ American religious leader née  Augusta Emma Simmons  born Oct. 12, 1842, Waldoboro, Maine, U.S. died Oct. 12, 1928, Rochester, N.Y.  American religious leader whose ...
n a type of tall hat with a wide brim worn especially by cowboys and other people in the western US states. It was invented by John B Stetson (1830–1906). * * *
Stettheimer, Florine
▪ American painter born Aug. 29, 1871, Rochester, N.Y., U.S. died May 11, 1944, New York, N.Y.       American painter whose highly personal and idiosyncratic style was ...
/shte teen"/, n. German name of Szczecin. * * *
/steuh tin"ee euhs/, n. Edward Reilley /ruy"lee/ 1900-49, U.S. industrialist: Secretary of State 1944-45. * * *
Stettinius, Edward Reilly, Jr.
born Oct. 22, 1900, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died Oct. 31, 1949, Greenwich, Conn. U.S. industrialist and statesman. He worked for General Motors Corp., becoming a vice president in ...
/stooh"beuhn, styooh"-, stooh ben", styooh-/; Ger. /shtoy"beuhn/, n. Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von /frddee"drddikh vil"helm looh"dawlf gayrdd"hahrddt ow'goos ...
Steuben glass
Trademark. a brand of handmade heavy lead crystal made in the U.S. by Steuben Glass Works, Corning, New York. * * *
Steuben Glass Company
▪ American company       glassworks founded in 1903 by T.G. Hawkes and Frederick Carder at Corning, N.Y. It was purchased by the Corning Glass Works in 1918 but ...
Steuben, Frederick William (Augustus), Baron, von
born Sept. 17, 1730, Magdeburg, Prussia died Nov. 28, 1794, near Remsen, N.Y., U.S. German-born American Revolutionary officer. He joined the Prussian army at 16 and was a ...
Steuben, Frederick William, Freiherr von
▪ German military officer (baron of),original name  Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin Von Steuben   born Sept. 17, 1730, Magdeburg, Prussia [Germany] died Nov. 28, ...
Steuben,Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von
Steu·ben (sto͞oʹbən, styo͞oʹ-, sto͞o-bĕnʹ, styo͞o-, shtoiʹbən), Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von. 1730-1794. Prussian-born American Revolutionary ...
/stooh"beuhn vil', styooh"-/, n. a city in E Ohio, on the Ohio River. 26,400. * * * ▪ Ohio, United States       city, seat (1797) of Jefferson county, eastern Ohio, ...
Steudner, Hermann
▪ German physician and explorer born 1832, Greiffenberg, Silesia [Germany] died April 10, 1863, Wāw, Sudan       German physician and explorer who investigated the ...
/steev/, n. a male given name, form of Steven or Stephen. * * * (as used in expressions) Allen Steve Carlton Steve Martin Steve Ovett Steve Reich Steve * * *
Steve Cauthen
➡ Cauthen * * *
Steve Cram
➡ Cram * * *
Steve Davis
➡ Davis (VII) * * *
Steve Martin
➡ Martin (III) * * *
Steve McQueen
➡ McQueen * * *
Steve Redgrave
➡ Redgrave (II) * * *
/stee"vi dawr', -dohr'/, n., v., stevedored, stevedoring. n. 1. a firm or individual engaged in the loading or unloading of a vessel. v.t. 2. to load or unload the cargo of (a ...
stevedore's knot
a knot that forms a lump in a line to prevent it from passing through a hole or grommet. [1860-65] * * *
ste·ve·dore's knot (stēʹvĭ-dôrz', -dōrz') also stevedore knot © School Division, Houghton Mifflin Company n. Nautical A knot tied in the end of a line to prevent it from ...
/stee"veuhn/, n. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Bochco Steven Ronald Steven Norman Carlton Jobs Steven Paul McQueen Terence Steven Spielberg Steven * * *
Steven Morrissey
➡ Morrissey * * *
Steven Spielberg
➡ Spielberg * * *
/stee"veuh nij/, n. a town in N Hertfordshire, in SE England. 73,300. * * * ▪ district, England, United Kingdom       new town and borough (district) in the ...
/stee"veuhn graf', -grahf'/, n. a small picture woven in colored silk thread: introduced in 1879 and mass-produced on a Jacquard-type loom. Also, Stevensgraph /stee"veuhnz graf', ...
/stee"veuhnz/, n. 1. Alfred, 1817-75, English painter and sculptor. 2. George (Cooper), 1905-75, U.S. film director. 3. John Cox /koks/, 1749-1838, and his son Robert Livingston, ...
Stevens Point
a city in central Wisconsin. 22,970. * * * ▪ Wisconsin, United States       city, seat (1879) of Portage county, central Wisconsin, U.S. It lies on the Wisconsin ...
Stevens, Albert William
▪ American aerial photographer born March 13, 1886, Belfast, Md., U.S. died March 26, 1949, Redwood City, Calif.       U.S. Army officer, balloonist, and early aerial ...
Stevens, Alzina Parsons
▪ American labour leader née Alzina Ann Parsons born May 27, 1849, Parsonsfield, Maine, U.S. died June 3, 1900, Chicago       American labour leader and journalist ...
Stevens, Brooks
▪ 1996       U.S. industrial designer (b. June 7, 1911, Milwaukee, Wis.—d. Jan. 4, 1995, Milwaukee), was the creative genius behind the design of the immensely popular ...
Stevens, Craig
▪ 2001 Gail Shikles, Jr.        American actor (b. July 8, 1918, Liberty, Mo.—d. May 10, 2000, Los Angeles, Calif.), appeared in a number of forgettable films before ...
Stevens, George
born Dec. 18, 1904, Oakland, Calif., U.S. died March 8, 1975, Lancaster, Calif. U.S. film director. Both of his parents were actors, and Stevens was the stage manager of his ...
Stevens, J P
▪ American merchant born Feb. 2, 1868, North Andover, Mass., U.S. died Oct. 29, 1929, Plainfield, N.J.       merchant who founded J.P. Stevens, one of the biggest firms ...
Stevens, John
born 1749, New York, N.Y. died March 6, 1838, Hoboken, N.J., U.S. U.S. lawyer, engineer, and inventor. He served as a colonel in the American Revolution. To protect his boiler ...
Stevens, John Frank
▪ American engineer born April 25, 1853, near West Gardiner, Maine, U.S. died June 2, 1943, Southern Pines, North Carolina       American civil engineer and railroad ...
Stevens, John Paul
born April 20, 1920, Chicago, Ill., U.S. U.S. jurist. He studied law at Northwestern University and clerked at the Supreme Court of the United States before joining a Chicago ...
Stevens, Nettie Maria
▪ American biologist and geneticist born July 7, 1861, Cavendish, Vt., U.S. died May 4, 1912, Baltimore, Md.       American biologist and geneticist who was one of the ...
Stevens, Robert Livingston
born Oct. 18, 1787, Hoboken, N.J., U.S. died April 20, 1856, Hoboken U.S. engineer and ship designer. The son of John Stevens, he tested the first steamboat to use screw ...
Stevens, Roger Lacey
▪ 1999       American theatrical producer of such Broadway successes as West Side Story, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and A Man for All Seasons and fund-raiser who helped ...
Stevens, Siaka
▪ president of Sierra Leone born Aug. 24, 1905, Moyamba, Sierra Leone died May 29, 1988, Freetown       Sierra Leonean prime minister (1967 and 1968–71) and president ...
Stevens, Thaddeus
born April 4, 1792, Danville, Vt., U.S. died Aug. 11, 1868, Washington, D.C. U.S. politician. He practiced law in Pennsylvania, defending fugitive slaves without fee. In the ...
Stevens, Wallace
born Oct. 2, 1879, Reading, Pa., U.S. died Aug. 2, 1955, Hartford, Conn. U.S. poet. Stevens practiced law in New York City before joining an insurance firm in Hartford in 1916; ...
Ste·vens (stēʹvənz), George. 1905-1975. American filmmaker who directed A Place in the Sun (1951), Giant (1956), and numerous other motion pictures. * * *
Stevens,John Paul
Stevens, John Paul. Born 1920. American jurist who was appointed an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1975. * * *
Stevens,Nettie Marie
Stevens, Nettie Marie. 1861-1912. American cytogeneticist whose studies on the chromosomes of the common mealworm led to the discovery of the chromosomal determination of sex. * ...
Stevens, Thaddeus. 1792-1868. American politician. A U.S. representative from Pennsylvania (1849-1853 and 1859-1868), he led the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew ...
Stevens, Wallace. 1879-1955. American poet whose artful and innovative works, including “Peter Quince at the Clavier” and “Sunday Morning” (both 1923), concern the role ...
Ste·vens-John·son syndrome (stēʹvənz-jŏnʹsən) n. A severe inflammatory eruption of the skin and mucous membranes, usually occurring in children and young adults ...
/stee"veuhn seuhn/, n. 1. Adlai Ewing /ad"lay yooh"ing/, 1835-1914, vice president of the U.S. 1893-97. 2. his grandson, Adlai E(wing), 1900-65, U.S. statesman and diplomat: ...
Stevenson, Adlai
▪ vice president of United States [1835-1914] in full  Adlai Ewing Stevenson  born Oct. 23, 1835, Christian County, Ky., U.S. died June 14, 1914, Chicago, Ill.  23rd vice ...
Stevenson, Adlai E
▪ United States statesman [1900-65] born Feb. 5, 1900, Los Angeles died July 14, 1965, London   U.S. political leader and diplomat who helped found the United Nations (UN), ...
Stevenson, Adlai E(wing)
born Feb. 5, 1900, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S. died July 14, 1965, London, Eng. U.S. politician and diplomat. The grandson of a vice president of the U.S., he practiced law in ...
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe
▪ American ethnologist née  Matilda Coxe Evans   born May 12, 1849, San Augustine, Texas, U.S. died June 24, 1915, Oxon Hill, Md.       American ethnologist who ...
Stevenson, Robert
▪ British engineer born June 8, 1772, Glasgow died July 12, 1850, Edinburgh       civil engineer who in 1797 succeeded his stepfather, Thomas Smith, as a member of the ...
Stevenson, Robert Louis
▪ British author Introduction in full  Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson  born Nov. 13, 1850, Edinburgh died Dec. 3, 1894, Vailima, Samoa  Scottish essayist, poet, and author ...
Stevenson, Robert Louis (Balfour)
born Nov. 13, 1850, Edinburgh, Scot. died Dec. 3, 1894, Vailima, Samoa Scottish essayist, novelist, and poet. He prepared for a law career but never practiced. He traveled ...
Stevenson, Teófilo
▪ Cuban boxer born March 29, 1952, Las Tunas, Oriente, Cuba    Cuban heavyweight boxer who became the first fighter to win three Olympic gold medals in one weight class and ...
Stevenson,Adlai Ewing
Ste·ven·son (stēʹvən-sən), Adlai Ewing. 1835-1914. Vice President of the United States (1893-1897) under Grover Cleveland. His grandson Adlai Ewing (1900-1965) was the ...
Stevenson,Robert Louis Balfour
Stevenson, Robert Louis Balfour. 1850-1894. British writer of essays, poetry, and novels, including Treasure Island (1883), The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), ...
Stevie Smith
➡ Smith (XII) * * *
Stevie Wonder
➡ Wonder * * *
/steuh vuyn"/, n. Simon /see"mawn/, 1548-1620, Dutch mathematician and physicist. * * *
Stevin, Simon
born 1548, Bruges, Flanders died 1620, The Hague, Holland Flemish mathematician. In 1585 Stevin published a small pamphlet, La Thiende ("The Tenth"), in which he presented an ...
/sti vee"neuhs/, n. See Stevin, Simon. * * *
stew1 —stewable, adj. /stooh, styooh/, v.t. 1. to cook (food) by simmering or slow boiling. v.i. 2. to undergo cooking by simmering or slow boiling. 3. Informal. to fret, ...
—stewardship, n. /stooh"euhrd, styooh"-/, n. 1. a person who manages another's property or financial affairs; one who administers anything as the agent of another or others. 2. ...
Steward, Julian
▪ American anthropologist in full  Julian Haynes Steward   born January 31, 1902, Washington, D.C., U.S. died February 6, 1972, Urbana, Illinois       American ...
/stooh"euhr dis, styooh"-/, n. 1. a woman flight attendant. 2. a woman who attends to the comfort of passengers on a ship, train, or bus. [1625-35 for earlier sense "female ...
See steward. * * *
/stooh"euhrt, styooh"-/, n. 1. Also, Stuart. See Darnley, Lord Henry. 2. Dugald /dooh"geuhld, dyooh"-/, 1753-1828, Scottish philosopher. 3. James Maitland (Jimmy), 1908-97, U.S. ...
Stewart Island
one of the islands of New Zealand, S of South Island. 329; 670 sq. mi. (1735 sq. km). * * * ▪ island, New Zealand       third largest island of New Zealand, in the ...
Stewart, Alexander Turney
▪ American merchant born Oct. 12, 1803, Lisburn, County Antrim, Ire. died April 10, 1876, New York City       American textile merchant whose dry-goods store grew into ...
Stewart, Balfour
▪ British meteorologist and geophysicist born Nov. 1, 1828, Edinburgh died Dec. 19, 1887, Drogheda, Ire.       Scottish meteorologist and geophysicist noted for his ...
Stewart, Donald Ogden
▪ American actor and writer born Nov. 30, 1894, Columbus, Ohio, U.S. died Aug. 2, 1980, London       American humorist, actor, playwright, and screenwriter who won a ...
Stewart, Douglas
▪ New Zealander writer in full  Douglas Alexander Stewart   born May 6, 1913, Eltham, N.Z. died Feb. 14, 1985, Sydney, Australia       poet, playwright, and critic ...
Stewart, Dugald
▪ British philosopher born Nov. 22, 1753, Edinburgh, Scot. died June 11, 1828, Edinburgh  philosopher and major exponent of the Scottish “common sense” school of ...
Stewart, Ellen
born с 1920, Alexandria, La., U.S. U.S. theatre director. In the 1950s she moved to New York City to become a fashion designer. In 1961 she founded Café La Mama, an ...
Stewart, J I M
▪ 1995       British novelist and literary critic (b. Sept. 30, 1906, Edinburgh, Scot.—d. Nov. 12, 1994, Coulsdon, Surrey, England), created the character of Inspector ...
Stewart, J(ohn) I(nnes) M(ackintosh)
born Sept. 30, 1906, Edinburgh, Scot. died Nov. 12, 1994, Coulsdon, Surrey, Eng. Scottish-born English novelist, literary critic, and educator. Stewart began writing while ...
Stewart, J.I.M.
▪ British author in full  John Innes Mackintosh Stewart,  pseudonym  Michael Innes  born Sept. 30, 1906, Edinburgh, Scot. died Nov. 12, 1994, Coulsdon, Surrey, ...
Stewart, James
▪ American actor in full  James Maitland Stewart , byname  Jimmy Stewart   born May 20, 1908, Indiana, Pennsylvania, U.S. died July 2, 1997, Beverly Hills, ...
Stewart, James (Maitland)
born May 20, 1908, Indiana, Pa., U.S. died July 2, 1997, Beverly Hills, Calif. U.S. film actor. He made his film debut in 1935, but at first, Stewart's slow, halting line ...
Stewart, James Maitland
▪ 1998       American actor (b. May 20, 1908, Indiana, Pa.—d. July 2, 1997, Beverly Hills, Calif.), performed in some 80 motion pictures during a 57-year-long career ...
Stewart, John Coburn
▪ 2009       American singer and songwriter born Sept. 5, 1939, San Diego, Calif. died Jan. 19, 2008, San Diego rose to fame when he wrote the chart-topping hit single ...
Stewart, Jon
▪ 2005       With more and more people getting their news from late-night television comedy shows, Jon Stewart proved in 2004 that although he might not yet be the ...
Stewart, Martha
▪ 1996       Whether one saw her as a champion of the skills and values of the traditional homemaker or as a driven, obsessive businesswoman, Martha Stewart loomed as ...
Stewart, Patrick
▪ 2009 born July 13, 1940, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, Eng.  In 2008 British actor Patrick Stewart's masterful performance of the title role in Shakespeare's Macbeth brought ...
Stewart, Payne William
▪ 2000       American golfer who during a 19-year career captured 18 professional tournaments, notably the Professional Golfers' Association 1989 title and the 1991 and ...
Stewart, Potter
born Jan. 23, 1915, Jackson, Mich., U.S. died Dec. 7, 1985, Hanover, N.H. U.S. jurist. He studied law at Yale University and was admitted to the bar in New York and Ohio in ...
Stewart, Rex
▪ American musician in full  Rex William Stewart, Jr.   born Feb. 22, 1907, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died Sept. 7, 1967, Los Angeles, Calif.  black American jazz musician ...
Stewart, Rod
▪ British singer-songwriter in full  Roderick David Stewart   born Jan. 10, 1945, London, Eng.       British singer and songwriter whose soulful, raspy voice has ...
Stewart, Thomas
▪ 2007       American baritone (b. Aug. 29, 1928, San Saba, Texas—d. Sept. 24, 2006, Rockville, Md.), first established his career in Europe; he was known especially ...
Stewart, William Huffman
▪ 2009       American government official and physician born May 19, 1921, Minneapolis, Minn. died April 23, 2008, New Orleans, La. was in the vanguard of U.S. health ...
Stew·art (sto͞oʹərt, styo͞oʹ-), Henry. See Darnley, Lord. * * *
Stewart,James Maitland
Stewart, James Maitland. Known as “Jimmy.” 1908-1997. American actor known for his portrayals of incorruptible and modest heroes in motion pictures such as Mr. Smith Goes to ...
Stewart, Potter. 1915-1985. American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1958-1981). * * *
stew·ar·tia (sto͞o-ärʹshə, -shē-ə, -tē-ə, styo͞o-) n. Any of various deciduous trees or shrubs of the genus Stewartia, native to eastern North America and tropical ...
Stewart Island A volcanic island of southern New Zealand off the southern coast of South Island. It was discovered in 1808 by the British, who bought it from the Maoris in ...
Stewart River A river, about 533 km (331 mi) long, of central Yukon Territory, Canada, flowing generally west to the Yukon River. * * *
/stooh"bum', styooh"-/, n. Slang. a drunken bum. [1915-20; STEW1 + BUM] * * *
/stoohd, styoohd/, adj. 1. cooked by simmering or slow boiling, as food. 2. Slang. intoxicated; drunk. [1400-50; late ME; see STEW1, -ED2] * * *
/stooh"pan', styooh"-/, n. a pan for stewing; saucepan. [1625-35; STEW1 + PAN1] * * *
/stooh"pot', styooh"-/, n. a large, heavy, covered pot used for making stews. [1535-45; STEW1 + POT1] * * *
See stew. * * *
Steyn, Marthinus Theunis
▪ president of Orange Free State born Oct. 2, 1857, Rietfontein, Orange Free State [now in South Africa] died Nov. 28, 1916, Bloemfontein       leader of the Orange ...
▪ Austria       city, northeast-central Austria. The city is situated at the confluence of the Enns and Steyr rivers, southeast of Linz. Originating in the 10th century ...
stg abbrev. sterling * * *
sterling. * * *
stge abbrev. storage * * *
storage. * * *
▪ Jain sect Sanskrit“meetinghouse-dweller”       a modern subsect of the Shvetambara (Śvetāmbara) (“White-robed”) sect of Jainism, a religion of India. The ...
/stheuh nuy"euh, sthee"nee euh/, n. strength; excessive vital force. Cf. asthenia. [1780-90; < NL, extracted from ASTHENIA] * * *
/sthen"ik/, adj. sturdy; heavily and strongly built. [1780-90; extracted from ASTHENIC] * * *
Sthe·no (sthēʹnō) n. Greek Mythology One of the three Gorgons. * * *
/stib"ee euhl/, adj. of or resembling antimony. [1660-70; STIBI(UM) + -AL1] * * *
/stib"een, -in/, n. Chem. 1. a colorless, slightly water-soluble, poisonous gas, SbH3, usually produced by the reaction of dilute hydrochloric acid with an alloy of antimony and ...
Stibitz, George Robert
born April 20, 1904, York, Pa., U.S. died Jan. 31, 1995, Hanover, N.H. U.S. mathematician and inventor. He received a Ph.D. from Cornell University. In 1940 he and Samuel ...
/stib"ee euhm/, n. Chem. antimony. [1350-1400; ME < L stibi(s), stibium < Gk stíbi (var. of STÍMMI < Egyptian sdm)] * * *
/stib"nuyt/, n. a soft mineral, antimony sulfide, Sb2S3, lead-gray in color with a metallic luster, occurring in crystals, often acicular, or in bladed masses: the most important ...
stich1 /stik/, n. a verse or line of poetry. [1715-25; < Gk stíchos row, line, verse] stich2 /stik/, n. Cards. the last trick, being of special scoring value in certain games, ...
/stee khah"rddee awn/; Eng. /sti kair"ee on'/, n., pl. sticharia /-khah"rddee ah/; Eng. /-kair"ee euh/. Gk. Orth. Ch. a white tunic of silk or linen, corresponding to the alb, ...
—stichically, adv. /stik"ik/, adj. 1. pertaining to or consisting of stichs or verses. 2. composed of lines of the same metrical form throughout. [1860-65; < Gk stichikós. See ...
See stichometry. * * *
—stichometric /stik'euh me"trik/, stichometrical, adj. —stichometrically, adv. /sti kom"i tree/, n. the practice of writing a prose text in lines, often of slightly differing ...
—stichomythic, adj. /stik'euh mith"ee euh/, n. dramatic dialogue, as in a Greek play, characterized by brief exchanges between two characters, each of whom usually speaks in ...
See stichomythia. * * *
stick1 —stickless, adj. —sticklike, adj. /stik/, n., v., sticked, sticking. n. 1. a branch or shoot of a tree or shrub that has been cut or broken off. 2. a relatively long ...
stick figure
a diagrammatic drawing representing a human or animal, usually made with one line each for the torso and appendages, and often a circle for the head. Also called stick ...
stick insect
stick insect n. a sticklike phasmid insect * * *
stick insect.
See walking stick (def. 2). [1850-55] * * *
stick shift
a manually operated transmission for an automotive vehicle, with the shift lever set either in the floor or on the steering column. [1955-60] * * *
Stick Style
a style in mid-Victorian American wooden architecture characterized by the use of vertical board siding with battens or grids of boards over horizontal siding to express the ...
—stick-at-it-iveness, n. /stik'at"it iv, -i tiv/, adj. Informal. stick-to-it-ive. * * *
/stik"bilt'/, adj. (of a house or other structure) built piece-by-piece at the construction site, as opposed to factory-built. [1835-45] * * *
/stik"in dheuh mud'/, n. someone who avoids new activities, ideas, or attitudes; old fogy. [1725-35] * * *
/stik"on', -awn'/, n. a label, sticker, or the like, that has an adhesive backing. [n. use of the v. phrase stick on] * * *
—stick-to-it-iveness, n. /stik'tooh"i tiv, -it iv/, adj. Informal. tenaciously resolute; persevering: Stick-to-it-ive people get ahead in life. [1865-70, Amer.; stick to it + ...
☆ stick-to-itiveness [stik to͞o′it iv nis ] n. Informal pertinacity; persistence; perseverance * * * stick-to-it·ive·ness (stĭk-to͞oʹĭ-tĭv-nĭs) n. ...
stickability [stik΄ə bil′ə tē] n. 〚 STICK + ABILITY〛 the ability to endure something or persevere in something * * *
—stickballer, n. /stik"bawl'/, n. a form of baseball played in the streets, on playgrounds, etc., in which a rubber ball and a broomstick or the like are used in place of a ...
See stickball. * * *
sticked (stĭkt) v. 1. Past tense and past participle of stick. 2. Printing. Past tense and past participle of stick. * * *
/stik"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that sticks. 2. an adhesive label. 3. Informal. See sticker price. 4. something, as a problem or riddle, that puzzles or nonpluses one. 5. ...
sticker price
1. the dealer's full asking price of a new automobile as shown on a sticker attached to it and accompanied by an itemized list of the cost of its basic and optional equipment and ...
sticker shock
unpleasant surprise on learning of an unexpectedly high price for an item. [STICKER (PRICE) + SHOCK] * * *
sticker price n. The list price for an automobile or other motor vehicle. * * *
stick figure n. A picture of a human or animal figure showing the head as a circle and the rest of the body as a combination of straight lines. * * *
/stik"fool'/, n., pl. stickfuls. Print. as much set type as a composing stick will hold, usually about two column inches. [1675-85; STICK1 + -FUL] Usage. See -ful. * * *
stickhandle [stik′han΄dəl] vt. stickhandled, stickhandling in various sports, to skillfully maneuver (a hockey puck, lacrosse ball, etc.) past the opposition using the ...
/stik"hand'leuhr/, n. a hockey or lacrosse player, esp. one who is talented at stickhandling. Also, stick handler. [1910-15; STICK1 + HANDLER] * * *
/stik"hand'ling/, n. (in hockey and lacrosse) the art of controlling and skillfully maneuvering the ball or puck with the stick. Also, stick handling. [1900-05; STICK1 + ...
stickily [stik′ə lē] adv. in a sticky manner * * * See sticky. * * *
stickiness [stik′ē nis] n. a sticky quality or condition * * * See stickily. * * *
sticking place
1. Also called sticking point. the place or point at which something stops and holds firm. 2. the place in the lower part of an animal's neck where the knife is thrust in ...
sticking plaster
an adhesive cloth or other material for covering and closing superficial wounds, holding bandages in place, etc. [1645-55] * * *
sticking point
1. a point, detail, or circumstance causing or likely to cause a stalemate or impasse: The bill would have gone through the Senate quickly but for one sticking point. 2. See ...
stick·ing plaster (stĭkʹĭng) n. See plaster. * * *
sticking point n. A point, issue, or situation that causes or is likely to cause an impasse. * * *
stick insect n. Any of several insects of the family Phasmidae, as the walking stick, that resemble sticks or twigs. * * *
/stik"it/, adj. Scot. 1. (of a task or product) imperfect; ruined. 2. (of a person) unsuccessful, esp. in a chosen occupation. [1780-90; var. of sticked. See STICK2, -ED2] * * *
/stik"euhl/, v.i., stickled, stickling. 1. to argue or haggle insistently, esp. on trivial matters. 2. to raise objections; scruple; demur. [1520-30; var. of obs. stightle to set ...
/stik"euhl bak'/, n. any of the small, pugnacious, spiny-backed fishes of the family Gasterosteidae, inhabiting northern fresh waters and sea inlets, the male of which builds and ...
/stik"leuhr/, n. 1. a person who insists on something unyieldingly (usually fol. by for): a stickler for ceremony. 2. any puzzling or difficult problem. [1530-40; STICKLE + ...
Stickley, Gustav
born March 9, 1858, Osceola, Wis., U.S. died April 21, 1942, Syracuse, N.Y. U.S. furniture designer and maker. He learned to make furniture at a chair factory owned by an ...
Stick·ley (stĭkʹlē), Gustav. 1857-1942. American furniture designer. A leader of the Arts and Crafts Movement, he is credited with creating the Mission furniture style. * * *
/stik"man', -meuhn/, n., pl. stickmen /-men', -meuhn/. croupier (def. 1). [1930-35, Amer.; STICK1 + MAN1] * * *
Stickney, Dorothy Hayes
▪ 1999       American actress who usually played eccentric character roles, but from 1939 to 1944 and again in 1947 starred as the mother—a role she created—in Life ...
/stik"owt'/, Informal. n. 1. a person who is outstanding or conspicuous, usually for superior endowments, talents, etc.: Jimmy Brown is the stickout among running backs. adj. 2. ...
/stik"pin'/, n. a decorative straight pin with a jeweled or ornamented head and a long shaft with a sheath for encasing the point, used for holding an ascot or necktie in ...
➡ hockey * * *
/stik"seed'/, n. any of the weedy plants belonging to the genus Lappula, having prickly seeds that adhere to clothing. [1835-45, Amer.; STICK2 + SEED] * * *
stick shift n. An automotive transmission with a shift lever operated by hand. * * *
stick·tail (stĭkʹtāl') n. See suricate. * * *
/stik"tuyt'/, n. 1. any of several composite plants of the genus Bidens, having barbed achenes that adhere to clothing or fur. 2. any of various other plants having seeds that ...
/stik"euhm/, n. Informal. any adhesive substance. [1905-10; STICK2 + -um (sp. var. of 'EM)] * * *
/stik"up'/, n. Informal. a holdup; robbery. Also, stick-up. [1855-60; n. use of v. phrase stick up] * * *
stickup man
Informal. a man who commits a stickup. [1930-35] * * *
/stik"weed'/, n. the ragweed. [1735-45, Amer.; STICK2 + WEED1] * * *
/stik"werrk'/, n. Sports. a player's degree of competence or proficiency as a baseball batter, hockey or lacrosse player, etc.: Frequent practice improved his ...
—stickily, adv. —stickiness, n. /stik"ee/, adj., stickier, stickiest. 1. having the property of adhering, as glue; adhesive. 2. covered with adhesive or viscid matter: sticky ...
sticky bun
Chiefly Northern and Western U.S. See honey bun (def. 1). * * *
sticky end
Genetics, Biotech. a single-stranded end of DNA or RNA having a nucleotide base sequence complementary to that of another strand, enabling the two strands to be connected by base ...
sticky fingers
—sticky-fingered /stik"ee fing"geuhrd/, adj. Informal. a propensity to steal. [1930-35] * * *
Sticky Note
Trademark. a usually small piece of paper with an adhesive strip on the back that allows it to adhere to surfaces and be repositioned with ease. * * *
sticky wicket
1. Cricket. the area of ground around a wicket when it is tacky because of recent rain and therefore does not allow the ball to bounce well. 2. Chiefly Brit. a situation ...
See sticky fingers. * * *
/stik"ee beek'/, n. Australian Slang. a busybody; meddler. [1925-30; STICKY + BEAK] * * *
sticky fingers pl.n. Informal A tendency to steal.   stickʹy-finʹgered (stĭkʹē-fĭngʹgərd) adj. * * *
sticky wicket n. Informal A difficult or embarrassing problem or situation. * * *
stied (stīd) v. Past tense and past participle of sty1. * * *
/stee"geuhl/; Ger. /shtee"geuhl/, n. Henry William, 1729-85, German iron and glass manufacturer in America. * * *
Stiegel, Henry William
orig. Heinrich Wilhelm Stiegel born May 13, 1729, near Cologne died Jan. 10, 1785, Charming Forge, Pa., U.S. German-born U.S. ironmaster and glassmaker. After arriving in ...
/steeg"lits/, n. Alfred, 1864-1946, U.S. photographer and editor (husband of Georgia O'Keeffe). * * *
Stieglitz, Alfred
born Jan. 1, 1864, Hoboken, N.J., U.S. died July 13, 1946, New York, N.Y. U.S. photographer and exhibitor of modern art. He was taken to Europe by his wealthy family to further ...
Stieglitz, Julius
▪ American chemist born May 26, 1867, Hoboken, N.J., U.S. died Jan. 10, 1937, Chicago       U.S. chemist who interpreted the behaviour and structure of organic ...
Stieg·litz (stēgʹlĭts), Alfred. 1864-1946. American photographer whose works include a series of photographs of his wife, Georgia O'Keeffe. * * *
Stieltjes, Thomas Jan
▪ French mathematician born 1856, Zwolle, Netherlands died 1894, Toulouse, France       Dutch-born French mathematician who made notable contributions to the theory of ...
Stiernhielm, Georg
orig. Jöran Olofsson or Georgius Olai or Göran Lilia born Aug. 7, 1598, Vika, Swed. died April 22, 1672, Stockholm Swedish poet and scholar, often called "the father of ...
I. sties1 (stīz) n. Plural of sty1. v. Third person singular present tense of sty1.   II. sties2 (stīz) n. Plural of sty2. * * *
—stiffish, adj. —stiffly, adv. —stiffness, n. /stif/, adj., stiffer, stiffest, n., adv., v. adj. 1. rigid or firm; difficult or impossible to bend or flex: a stiff ...
/stif"ahrm'/, v.t., n. straight-arm. [1905-10] * * *
—stiffneckedly /stif"nek"id lee, -nekt"lee/, adv. —stiffneckedness, n. /stif"nekt"/, adj. 1. having a stiff neck; having torticollis. 2. haughty and obstinate; ...
/stif"euhn/, v.t. 1. to make stiff. v.i. 2. to become stiff. 3. to become suddenly tense, rigid, or taut, as in bracing oneself for or drawing back from shock, fear, or ...
/stif"euh neuhr, stif"neuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that stiffens. 2. any substance, as starch or buckram, that serves to stiffen fabric. [1690-1700; STIFFEN + -ER1] * * *
See stiff. * * *
See stiffish. * * *
See stiffish. * * *
▪ bird       any of several small, round ducks with short wings and long, spiky tail feathers, of the tribe Oxyurini, family Anatidae (order Anseriformes). A common and ...
stiffupper lip
stiff upper lip n. An attitude of determined endurance or restraint in the face of adversity. * * *
stifle1 —stifler, n. /stuy"feuhl/, v., stifled, stifling. v.t. 1. to quell, crush, or end by force: to stifle a revolt; to stifle free expression. 2. to suppress, curb, or ...
See stifle1. * * *
—stiflingly, adv. /stuy"fling/, adj. suffocating; oppressively close: the stifling atmosphere of the cavern. [1550-60; STIFLE1 + -ING2] * * *
See stifling. * * *
Stifter, Adalbert
▪ Austrian writer born Oct. 23, 1805, Oberplan, Austria died Jan. 28, 1868, Linz  Austrian narrative writer whose novels of almost classical purity exalt the humble virtues ...
died Feb. 22, 1072 Archbishop of Canterbury (1052–70). He mediated the peace between Edward the Confessor and Earl Godwine (1052) and was made archbishop of Canterbury when ...
Stigler, George J(oseph)
born Jan. 17, 1911, Renton, Wash., U.S. died Dec. 1, 1991, Chicago, Ill. U.S. economist. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He taught at various institutions ...
Stigler, George J.
▪ American economist in full  George Joseph Stigler   born Jan. 17, 1911, Renton, Wash., U.S. died Dec. 1, 1991, Chicago, Ill.       American economist whose incisive ...
Stiglitz, Joseph E.
born Feb. 9, 1943, Gary, Ind., U.S. U.S. economist. He received a Ph.D. (1967) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and taught at several universities, including ...
/stig"meuh/, n., pl. stigmata /stig"meuh teuh, stig mah"teuh, -mat"euh/, stigmas. 1. a mark of disgrace or infamy; a stain or reproach, as on one's reputation. 2. Med. a. a ...
See stigma. * * *
/stig mas"teuh rawl', -rohl'/, n. Biochem. a crystalline, water-insoluble steroid, C29H48O, present in soybeans or calabar beans, used chiefly as a raw material in the ...
stig·ma·ta (stĭg-mäʹtə, -mătʹə, stĭgʹmə-) n. A plural of stigma. * * * In Christian mysticism, bodily marks, scars, or pains suffered in places corresponding to ...
—stigmatically, adv. —stigmaticalness, n. /stig mat"ik/, adj. 1. Also, stigmatical. 2. pertaining to a stigma, mark, spot, or the like. 3. Bot. pertaining to or having the ...
See stigmatic. * * *
/stig"meuh tiz'euhm/, n. 1. Optics. the property of a lens that is stigmatic. 2. Pathol. a condition in which stigmata are present. [1655-65; stigmat- (see STIGMATIC) + -ISM] * * ...
/stig"meuh tist/, n. a person who bears stigmata. [1600-10; STIGMAT(A) + -IST] * * *
See stigmatize. * * *
—stigmatization, n. —stigmatizer, n. /stig"meuh tuyz'/, v.t., stigmatized, stigmatizing. 1. to set some mark of disgrace or infamy upon: The crime of the father stigmatized ...
See stigmatization. * * *

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