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—stockbrokerage /stok"broh'keuhr ij/, n. —stock brokerage. —stockbroking, stockbrokering, n. /stok"broh'keuhr/, n. a broker, esp. one employed by a member firm of a stock ...
stockbroker belt
n [usu sing] (BrE) an area outside a city, where rich people live in large expensive houses. Many of them work in the city as highly paid professional people, e.g. stockbrokers ...
stockbrokerage [stäk′brō΄kər ij] n. a stockbroker's work or business: also Brit. stockbroking * * * See stockbroker. * * *
➡ City * * *
See stockbrokerage. * * *
stock car n. 1. An automobile of a standard make modified for racing. 2. A railroad car for carrying livestock. * * *
stock certificate n. A certificate establishing ownership of a stated number of shares in a corporation's stock. * * *
stock company n. 1. A company or corporation whose capital is divided into shares. 2. A permanent company that performs a repertoire of plays, usually at a single theater. * * *
Stockdale, James Bond
▪ 2006       vice admiral (ret.), U.S. Navy (b. Dec. 23, 1923, Abingdon, Ill.—d. July 5, 2005, Coronado, Calif.), received the Medal of Honor in 1976 for his bravery ...
stock dividend n. A dividend paid to stockholders in shares of stock, often used in place of or in addition to a dividend paid in cash. * * *
stock dove (dŭv) n. A common Old World bird (Columba oenas) having grayish plumage.   [Probably from its living in hollow tree trunks.] * * *
Stockelsdorf faience
▪ pottery       tin-glazed earthenware made at Stockelsdorf near Lübeck, Germany. In what was probably an earlier stove-tile factory, Stockelsdorf began to make ...
/stok"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that stocks. 2. a young steer or heifer that is fed chiefly pasture or other roughage prior to more intensive feeding. Cf. feeder (def. ...
▪ Austria       city, northeastern Austria. It lies about 12.5 miles (20 km) northwest of Vienna, on a tributary of the Danube River. Stockerau was mentioned as a ...
stock exchange n. In both senses also called stock market. 1. A place where stocks, bonds, or other securities are bought and sold. 2. An association of stockbrokers who meet to ...
/stok"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) stockfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) stockfishes. fish, as the cod or haddock, cured by splitting and drying in ...
/shtawk"how'zeuhn/, n. Karlheinz /kahrddl"huynts'/, born 1928, German composer. * * *
Stockhausen, Karlheinz
born Aug. 22, 1928, Mödrath, near Cologne, Ger. German composer. Orphaned during World War II, he supported himself with odd jobs (including jazz pianist) before entering ...
/stok"hohl'deuhr/, n. 1. a holder or owner of stock in a corporation. 2. Australian. an owner of livestock, as a rancher. [1745-55; STOCK + HOLDER] * * *
stockholder of record
a stockholder or his or her agent whose name is registered on the books of the issuing corporation at the close of a business day set for determining that stockholders shall ...
stockholders' equity
the net assets of a corporation as owned by stockholders in capital stock, capital surplus, and undistributed earnings. * * *
See stockholder. * * *
/stok"hohm, -hohlm/; Swed. /stawk"hawlm'/, n. the chief seaport in and the capital of Sweden, in the SE part. 647,214; with suburbs 1,493,546. * * * City (pop., 2000 est.: city, ...
Stockholm Bloodbath
▪ Swedish history Swedish  Stockholms Blodbad   (Nov. 8–9, 1520), the mass execution of Swedish nobles by the Danish king Christian II (reigned 1513–23), which led to ...
Stockholm syndrome
Psychiatry. an emotional attachment to a captor formed by a hostage as a result of continuous stress, dependence, and a need to cooperate for survival. [after an incident in ...
Stockholm syndrome n. A phenomenon in which a hostage begins to identify with and grow sympathetic to his or her captor.   [After Stockholm, where a hostage in a 1973 bank ...
/stok"hawrn'/, n. pibgorn. [STOCK + HORN] * * *
See stocky. * * *
stockiness [stäk′ē nis] n. the quality of being stocky * * * See stockily. * * *
/stok'euh net"/, n. 1. Also, stockinet. a stretchy, machine-knitted fabric used for making undergarments, infants' wear, etc. 2. Also called stockinette stitch. a knitting ...
stockinette stitch Clarinda/Academy Artworks n. A knitting pattern made by alternating rows of plain stitches and purl stitches. * * *
—stockinged, adj. —stockingless, adj. /stok"ing/, n. 1. a close-fitting covering for the foot and part of the leg, usually knitted, of wool, cotton, nylon, silk, or similar ...
stocking cap
a long, conical, knitted cap, usually with a tassel or pompon at the tip. * * *
stocking frame
Knitting machine invented in 1589 that produced a stocking stitch. Knitted fabrics are constructed by the interlocking of a series of loops made from one or more yarns, with ...
stocking mask
stocking mask n. a nylon stocking worn over the head, as by a robber, that distorts the features and makes identification difficult * * *
stocking stitch
Chiefly Brit. stockinette (def. 2). * * *
stocking stuffer
1. a small, usually inexpensive gift that is placed with others in a Christmas stocking. 2. any small, inexpensive gift given during the Christmas holidays. * * *
stocking cap n. A close-fitting knitted cap that resembles a stocking and often has a long tapering tail with a tassel attached. * * *
See stocking. * * *
stocking mask n. A stocking, usually of nylon, that is worn over the head to distort and disguise facial features. * * *
➡ Santa Claus * * *
stocking stuffer n. A small present, especially one that is placed in a stocking at Christmas. * * *
—stockishly, adv. —stockishness, n. /stok"ish/, adj. like a block of wood; stupid. [1590-1600; STOCK + -ISH1] * * *
/stok"ist/, n. Brit. a wholesale or retail establishment that stocks merchandise. [1905-10; STOCK + -IST] * * *
—stockjobbery, stockjobbing, n. /stok"job'euhr/, n. 1. a stock salesperson, esp. one who sells or promotes worthless securities. 2. Brit. a stock-exchange operator who acts as ...
See stockjobber. * * *
/stok"lis/, adj. having no stock, as an anchor. [1885-90; STOCK + -LESS] * * *
/stok"meuhn/ or, for 3, /-man'/, n., pl. stockmen /-meuhn/ or, for 3, /-men'/. 1. U.S. and Australia. a person who raises livestock. 2. a person employed on a stock farm. 3. a ...
Stockmar, Christian Friedrich, Baron von
▪ German physician born Aug. 22, 1787, Coburg, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha [Germany] died July 9, 1863, Coburg       German physician who became influential in Belgian and then ...
stock market n. 1. See stock exchange. 2. The business transacted at a stock exchange. 3. The prices offered for stocks and bonds in general: a rising stock ...
stock option n. A right to buy or sell specific securities or commodities at a stated price within a specified time. * * *
/stok"owt'/, n. a state or instance of being out of stock of goods. [STOCK + OUT] * * *
stock·own·er (stŏkʹō'nər) n. See stockholder.   stockʹown'er·ship' n. * * *
See stockowner. * * *
—stockpiler, n. /stok"puyl'/, n., v., stockpiled, stockpiling. n. 1. a supply of material, as a pile of gravel in road maintenance. 2. a large supply of some metal, chemical, ...
See stockpile. * * *
/stok"pawrt', -pohrt'/, n. borough of Greater Manchester, in NW England. 293,400. * * * City and metropolitan borough (pop., 2001: 284,544), northwestern England. First ...
/stok"pot'/, n. a pot in which stock for soup, sauces, etc., is made and kept. [1850-55; STOCK + POT1] * * *
/stok"ruy'deuhr/, n. Australian. a cowboy. [1860-65; STOCK + RIDER] * * *
/stok"roohm', -room'/, n. a room in which a stock of materials or goods is kept for use or sale. [1815-25; STOCK + ROOM] * * *
n [pl] a device used for punishing criminals in Britain from the 13th century to the 19th century. It was a wooden framework with holes for the feet, and sometimes also for the ...
stock saddle n. A large, heavy, often ornamented saddle with a raised curved pommel originally used on cattle ranches in the West and Southwest. Also called western saddle. * * *
/stok"tay'king/, n. 1. the examination or counting over of materials or goods on hand, as in a stockroom or store. 2. the act of appraising a present situation, condition, degree ...
/stok"teuhn/, n. 1. Frank R. (Francis Richard Stockton), 1834-1902, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. 2. a city in central California, on the San Joaquin River. 149,779. * * ...
Stockton & Darlington Railway
▪ British railway       in England, first railway in the world to operate freight and passenger service with steam traction. In 1821 George Stephenson (Stephenson, ...
Stockton and Darlington Railway
the world’s first railway on which passengers were carried on steam trains. It was built by George Stephenson in the 1820s between Stockton, a port on the River Tees in ...
Stockton, Frank Richard
▪ American novelist byname of  Francis Richard Stockton   born April 5, 1834, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died April 20, 1902, Washington, D.C.       American popular ...
Stockton, Robert F(ield)
born Aug. 20, 1795, Princeton, N.J., U.S. died Oct. 7, 1866, Princeton U.S. naval officer. He joined the U.S. navy and rose to the rank of commander (1838). When the Mexican ...
Stockton, Robert F.
▪ United States naval officer in full  Robert Field Stockton   born Aug. 20, 1795, Princeton, N.J., U.S. died Oct. 7, 1866, Princeton  U.S. naval officer and public leader ...
Stockton, John. Born 1962. American basketball player drafted by the Utah Jazz in 1984. Beginning in 1987 he led the National Basketball Association in assists for a record nine ...
/stok"teuhn on teez", -awn-/, n. a seaport in Cleveland, in NE England, near the mouth of the Tees River. 164,000. * * * ▪ town and unitary authority, England, United ...
—stockily, adv. —stockiness, n. /stok"ee/, adj., stockier, stockiest. 1. of solid and sturdy form or build; thick-set and, usually, short. 2. having a strong, stout stem, as ...
/stok"yahrd'/, n. 1. an enclosure with pens, sheds, etc., connected with a slaughterhouse, railroad, market, etc., for the temporary housing of cattle, sheep, swine, or ...
Stoddard, Richard Henry
▪ American critic and editor born July 2, 1825, Hingham, Mass., U.S. died May 12, 1903, New York, N.Y.       American poet, critic, and editor, more important as a ...
/stoj/, v., stodged, stodging, n. v.t. 1. to stuff full, esp. with food or drink; gorge. v.i. 2. to trudge: to stodge along through the mire. n. 3. food that is particularly ...
See stodgy. * * *
See stodgily. * * *
—stodgily, adv. —stodginess, n. /stoj"ee/, adj., stodgier, stodgiest. 1. heavy, dull, or uninteresting; tediously commonplace; boring: a stodgy Victorian novel. 2. of a ...
Stoecker, Adolf
▪ German politician Stoecker also spelled  Stöcker  born December 11, 1835, Halberstadt, Prussia [now in Germany] died February 2, 1909, Bozen Gries, ...
☆ stogie or stogy [stō′gē ] n. pl. stogies 〚said to be so named because favored by drivers of Conestoga wagons〛 1. a) a long, thin cigar, usually inexpensive b) loosely ...
/stoh"gee/, n., pl. stogies. 1. a long, slender, roughly made, inexpensive cigar. 2. a coarse, heavy boot or shoe. Also, stogie. [1840-50, Amer.; stog(a) (short for Conestoga, ...
Stoiber, Edmund
▪ 2003       Although he had led in opinion polls throughout the entire campaign in his quest to become Germany's first Bavarian chancellor, Edmund Stoiber lost his bid ...
/stoh"ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the school of philosophy founded by Zeno, who taught that people should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and submit without ...
—stoically, adv. —stoicalness, n. /stoh"i keuhl/, adj. 1. impassive; characterized by a calm, austere fortitude befitting the Stoics: a stoical sufferer. 2. (cap.) of or ...
See stoic. * * *
See stoically. * * *
—stoichiometrically, adv. /stoy'kee euh me"trik/, adj. Chem. 1. of or pertaining to stoichiometry. 2. pertaining to or involving substances that are in the exact proportions ...
See stoichiometric. * * *
/stoy'kee om"i tree/, n. 1. the calculation of the quantities of chemical elements or compounds involved in chemical reactions. 2. the branch of chemistry dealing with ...
Stoichkov, Hristo
▪ 1996       In leading Bulgaria to a best-ever fourth place finish in the 1994 World Cup, Hristo Stoichkov showed fans worldwide what those in Bulgaria and Spain (where ...
/stoh"euh siz'euhm/, n. 1. a systematic philosophy, dating from around 300 B.C., that held the principles of logical thought to reflect a cosmic reason instantiated in nature. 2. ...
Stojadinović, Milan
▪ premier of Yugoslavia Stojadinović also spelled  Stoyadinovitch   born July 23, 1888, Čačak, Serbia died Oct. 24, 1961, Buenos Aires       Serbian politician, ...
Stojko, Elvis
▪ 1998       In the countdown to the 1998 Winter Olympics, many eyes were on Canada's latest superjumping ice skater, Elvis Stojko. At the 1997 Champions Series Final, ...
stoke1 /stohk/, v., stoked, stoking. v.t. 1. to poke, stir up, and feed (a fire). 2. to tend the fire of (a furnace, esp. one used with a boiler to generate steam for an engine); ...
Stoke Mandeville
a hospital near the village of Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire, England. It is well known for its department that deals with injuries and diseases of the spine (= the row of ...
Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington [stōk no͞o′iŋ tən] former metropolitan borough of London, now part of Hackney * * *
Stoke Poges
/stohk' poh"jis/ a village in S Buckinghamshire, in S England, W of London: the churchyard here is believed to be the setting of Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard. * * ...
/stohk"on trent", -awn-/, n. a city in N Staffordshire, in central England, on the Trent River: pottery and china. 255,800. Also, Stoke-upon-Trent. Cf. Potteries. * * * ▪ ...
/stohkt/, adj. Slang. 1. exhilarated; excited. 2. intoxicated or stupefied with a drug; high. [STOKE1 + -ED2] * * *
stokehold [stōk′hōld΄] n. 1. a room in which the boilers are stoked on a ship 2. STOKEHOLE (sense 2) * * * stoke·hold (stōkʹhōld') n. The area or compartment into ...
/stohk"hohl'/, n. 1. Also, stokehold /stohk"hohld'/. See fire room. 2. a hole in a furnace through which the fire is stoked. [1650-60; STOKE1 + HOLE] * * *
Stokely Carmichael
➡ Carmichael (II) * * *
Stokely Carmichael: Black Power (1966)
▪ Primary Source       What has been called the Civil Rights Revolution took many forms in the twenty-two years between the end of World War II and 1967. At first a ...
Stoke Po·ges (stōk pōʹjĭs) A village of southeast-central England west of London. It is generally considered to be the setting for Thomas Gray's Elegy Written in a Country ...
—stokerless, adj. /stoh"keuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that stokes. 2. a laborer employed to tend and fuel a furnace, esp. a furnace used to generate steam, as on a ...
/stoh"keuhr/, n. Bram /bram/ (Abraham Stoker), 1847-1912, British novelist, born in Ireland: creator of Dracula. * * * ▪ machine       machine for feeding coal or other ...
Stoker, Bram
orig. Abraham Stoker born Nov. 8, 1847, Dublin, Ire. died April 20, 1912, London, Eng. Irish writer. Though bedridden until he was seven years old, Stoker later became an ...
Sto·ker (stōʹkər), Abraham. Known as “Bram.” 1847-1912. British writer of the gothic horror novel Dracula (1897). * * *
/stohks/, n. 1. Carl B(urton), born 1927, U.S. politician: the first black mayor of a major U.S. city (Cleveland, Ohio, 1967-71). 2. Sir Frederick Wilfrid Scott, 1860-1927, ...
Stokes lines
▪ physics       radiation of particular wavelengths present in the line spectra associated with fluorescence and the Raman effect (q.v.), named after Sir George Gabriel ...
Stokes of Leyland, Donald Gresham Stokes, Baron
▪ 2009       British automobile executive born March 22, 1914, London, Eng. died July 21, 2008, Poole, Dorset, Eng. presided over the government-backed merger (1968) ...
Stokes' aster
/stohks/ a composite plant, Stokesia laevis, having lavender-blue, asterlike flowers. [1885-90; named after J. Stokes (d. 1831), English botanist] * * *
Stokes' law
Physics. 1. the law that the force that retards a sphere moving through a viscous fluid is directly proportional to the velocity of the sphere, the radius of the sphere, and the ...
Stokes's law
▪ physics       mathematical equation that expresses the settling velocities of small spherical particles in a fluid medium. The law, first set forth by the British ...
Stokes, Alexander Rawson
▪ 2004       British mathematical physicist (b. June 27, 1919, Macclesfield, Cheshire, Eng.—d. Feb. 5, 2003, Welwyn Garden City, near London, Eng.), demonstrated ...
Stokes, Carl
▪ United States statesman in full  Carl Burton Stokes  born June 21, 1927, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. died April 3, 1996, Cleveland  American lawyer and politician, who became ...
Stokes, Carl Burton
▪ 1997       U.S. politician who was the first African-American mayor of a major U.S. city (Cleveland, Ohio, 1967-71), New York City's first black television news ...
Stokes, Donald Gresham Stokes, Baron
▪ British automobile executive in full  Donald Gresham Stokes, Baron Stokes of Leyland  born March 22, 1914, London, Eng. died July 21, 2008, Poole, ...
Stokes, Sir George Gabriel, 1st Baronet
▪ British mathematician and physicist born Aug. 13, 1819, Skreen, County Sligo, Ire. died Feb. 1, 1903, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng.       British physicist and ...
Stokes, William
born Oct. 1, 1804, Dublin, Ire. died Jan. 10, 1878, Howth, near Dublin Irish physician. He received his M.D. from the University of Edinburgh and returned to Dublin, where he ...
Stokes-Adams syndrome
/stohks"ad"euhmz/, Med. unconsciousness accompanying atrioventricular heart block, sometimes characterized by weakness, irregular pulse, and intermittent convulsive or ...
Stokes-Ad·ams syndrome (stōksʹădʹəmz) n. An occasional temporary stoppage or extreme slowing of the pulse as a result of heart block, causing dizziness, fainting, and ...
▪ England, United Kingdom       village (“parish”) in South Shropshire district, administrative and historic county of Shropshire, England, best known for its ...
☆ stokesia [stō kē′zhē ə, stō kē′sē ə ] n. 〚after Jonathan Stokes (1755-1831), Eng botanist〛 a perennial plant (Stokesia laevis) of the composite family, native ...
Stokoe, William C., Jr.
▪ 2001       American Sign Language (ASL) advocate (b. July 21, 1919, Lancaster, N.H.—d. April 4, 2000, Chevy Chase, Md.), was a leading educator of the deaf and was ...
/steuh kow"skee, -kawf"-, -kawv"-/, n. Leopold Antoni Stanislaw /lee"euh pohld' ahn toh"nee stah nee"slahf/, 1882-1977, U.S. orchestra conductor, born in England. * * *
Stokowski, Leopold
▪ British conductor in full  Leopold Antoni Stanislaw Boleslawawicz Stokowski  born April 18, 1882, London, Eng. died Sept. 13, 1977, Nether Wallop, Hampshire  virtuoso ...
Stokowski, Leopold (Anthony)
orig. Antoni Stanislaw Boleslawawicz Stokowski born April 18, 1882, London, Eng. died Sept. 13, 1977, Nether Wallop, Hampshire British-born U.S. conductor and organist. He ...
Stokowski,Leopold Antoni Stanislaw
Sto·kow·ski (stə-kôvʹskē, -kôfʹ-, -kouʹ-), Leopold Antoni Stanislaw. 1882-1977. British-born American conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra (1914-1936) and other ...
/es"tawl'/, n. a convertiplane that can become airborne after a short takeoff run and has forward speeds comparable to those of conventional aircraft. [s(hort) t(ake)o(ff and) ...
STOL airplane
STOL in full  short takeoff and landing        any of several fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing on runways considerably shorter than those needed by ...
/stoh"leuh/, n., pl. stolae /-lee/, stolas. a long, loose tunic or robe, with or without sleeves, worn by women of ancient Rome. [1720-30; < L < Gk stolé; see STOLE2] * * *
Stolberg-Stolberg, Friedrich Leopold, Graf zu (count of)
▪ German poet born Nov. 7, 1750, Bramstedt, Holstein died Dec. 5, 1819, Schloss Sondermühlen, near Osnabrück, Hanover       German lyric poet of the Sturm und Drang ...
Stolbovo, Treaty of
▪ Sweden-Russia [1617]       (1617), peace settlement concluded between Sweden and Russia ending Sweden's intervention in Russia's internal political affairs and ...
stole1 /stohl/, v. pt. of steal. stole2 /stohl/, n. 1. an ecclesiastical vestment consisting of a narrow strip of silk or other material worn over the shoulders or, by deacons, ...
/stoh"leuhn/, v. pp. of steal. * * *
—stolidity /steuh lid"i tee/, stolidness, n. —stolidly, adv. /stol"id/, adj. not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive. [1590-1600; < L stolidus inert, ...
See stolid. * * *
See stolidity. * * *
See stolidity. * * *
/stoh"leuhn/; Ger. /shtaw"leuhn/, n. German Cookery. a sweetened bread made from raised dough, usually containing nuts, raisins, and citron. [1925-30; < G Stolle(n), lit., post, ...
Stoller, Ezra
▪ 2005       American photographer (b. May 16, 1915, Chicago, Ill.—d. Oct. 29, 2004, Williamstown, Mass.), captured the beauty of modern architecture through his ...
—stolonic /stoh lon"ik/, adj. /stoh"leuhn/, n. 1. Bot. a prostrate stem, at or just below the surface of the ground, that produces new plants from buds at its tips or nodes. 2. ...
/stoh"leuh nit, -nayt'/, adj. having stolons; developing from a stolon. [ < NL stolonatus; see STOLON, -ATE1] * * *
—stoloniferously, adv. /stoh'leuh nif"euhr euhs/, adj. producing or bearing stolons. [1770-80; STOLON + -I- + -FEROUS] * * *
See stoloniferous. * * *
/stoh'leuh neuh zay"sheuhn/, n. the production of stolons. [STOLON + -IZE + -ATION] * * *
stolport [stōl′pôrt΄] n. an airport designed for STOL aircraft * * *
Stolypin land reform
▪ Russian agricultural history       (1906–17), measures undertaken by the Russian government to allow peasants to own land individually. Its aim was to encourage ...
Stolypin, Pyotr (Arkadyevich)
born April 14, 1862, Dresden, Saxony died Sept. 18, 1911, Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire Russian politician. Appointed governor of the provinces of Grodno (1902) and Saratov ...
Stolypin, Pyotr Arkadyevich
▪ Russian statesman born April 14 [April 2, old style], 1862, Dresden, Saxony died Sept. 18 [Sept. 5, O.S.], 1911, Kiev  conservative statesman who, after the Russian ...
—stomal, adj. /stoh"meuh/, n., pl. stomata /stoh"meuh teuh, stom"euh-, stoh mah"teuh/, stomas. 1. Also, stomate. Bot. any of various small apertures, esp. one of the minute ...
/stum"euhk/, n. 1. Anat., Zool. a. a saclike enlargement of the alimentary canal, as in humans and certain animals, forming an organ for storing, diluting, and digesting food. b. ...
stomach cancer
Malignant tumour of the stomach. The main risk factors include a diet high in salted, smoked, or pickled foods; Helicobacter pylori infection; tobacco and alcohol use; age (over ...
stomach pump
Med. a suction pump for removing the contents of the stomach, used esp. in cases of poisoning. [1815-25] * * *
stomach sweetbread
sweetbread (def. 1). * * *
stomach tooth
a lower canine milk tooth of infants. [1870-75, Amer.; so called because its appearance is often accompanied by gastric disturbance] * * *
stomach worm
a nematode, Haemonchus contortus, parasitic in the stomach of sheep, cattle, and related animals. Also called twisted stomach worm, wireworm. [1640-50] * * *
—stomach-achy, adj. /stum"euhk ayk'/, n. pain in the stomach or abdomen; colic. Also, stomach ache. [1755-65; STOMACH + ACHE] * * *
/stum"euh keuhr/, n. a richly ornamented garment covering the stomach and chest, worn by both sexes in the 15th and 16th centuries, and later worn under a bodice by ...
—stomachically, adv. /stoh mak"ik/, adj. Also, stomachical. 1. of or pertaining to the stomach; gastric. 2. beneficial to the stomach; stimulating gastric digestion; sharpening ...
See stomachic. * * *
stomach pump n. A suction pump with a flexible tube inserted into the stomach through the mouth and esophagus to empty the stomach in an emergency, as in a case of poisoning. * * ...
stomach tooth n. A canine tooth of the lower jaw.   [From the gastric disturbances that often accompany its emergence.] * * *
stomach worm n. Any of various parasitic nematode worms that infest the stomachs of animals, especially Haemonchus contortus, a parasite of sheep and other ruminants. * * *
/stum"euh kee/, adj. 1. paunchy; having a prominent stomach. 2. Brit. Dial. irritable; quick to take offense. [1815-25; STOMACH + -Y1] * * *
See stoma. * * *
var. of stomato- before a vowel: stomatitis. * * *
/stoh"meuh teuh, stom"euh-, stoh mah"teuh/, n. a pl. of stoma. * * *
/stom"euh tl, stoh"meuh-/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a stoma. 2. having stomata. [1860-65; STOMAT- + -AL1] * * *
/stoh"mayt/, n. stoma (def. 1). [perh. by back formation from STOMATA, based on an assumed NL sing. *stomatum; see -ATE1] * * * ▪ plant anatomy also called  Stoma,  plural ...
/stoh mat"ik/, adj. 1. pertaining to the mouth. 2. stomatal. [1650-60; < Gk stomatikós. See STOMAT-, -IC] * * *
—stomatitic /stoh'meuh tit"ik, stom'euh-/, adj. /stoh'meuh tuy"tis, stom'euh-/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the mouth. [1855-60; STOMAT- + -ITIS] * * *
a combining form meaning "mouth," used in the formation of compound words: stomatoplasty. Also, esp. before a vowel, stomat-. Cf. -stome, -stomous, -stomy. [ < Gk stomat-, s. of ...
See stomatological. * * *
See stomatology. * * *
See stomatological. * * *
—stomatologic /stoh mat'l oj"ik, stoh'meuh tl-/, stomatological, adj. —stomatologist, n. /stoh'meuh tol"euh jee, stom'euh-/, n. the science dealing with the mouth and its ...
/stoh mat"euh mee/, n., pl. stomatomies. Surg. stomatotomy. * * *
—stomatoplastic, adj. /stoh mat"euh plas'tee, stoh"meuh teuh-/, n. plastic surgery of the mouth or the cervix. [1855-60; STOMATO- + -PLASTY] * * *
/stoh mat"euh pod', stoh"meuh teuh-/, n. any crustacean of the order Stomatopoda, having a carapace that does not cover the posterior thorax and a broad abdomen bearing gills on ...
/stoh'meuh tot"euh mee, stom'euh-/, n., pl. stomatotomies. Surg. incision of the cervix to facilitate labor. Also, stomatomy. [STOMATO- + -TOMY] * * *
/stom"euh teuhs, stoh"meuh-/, adj. stomatal. [1875-80; STOMAT- + -OUS] * * *
Stommel, Henry Melson
▪ American meteorologist and oceanographer born Sept. 27, 1920, Wilmington, Del., U.S. died Jan. 17, 1992, Boston, Mass.       American oceanographer and ...
—stomodaeal, adj. /stoh'meuh dee"euhm, stom'euh-/, n., pl. stomodaea /-dee"euh/. stomodeum. * * *
See stomodeum. * * *
—stomodeal, adj. /stoh'meuh dee"euhm, stom'euh-/, n., pl. stomodea /-dee"euh/. Embryol. a depression in the ectoderm of the oral region of a young embryo, which develops into ...
—stomper, n. /stomp/, v.t. 1. stamp (defs. 1-3). v.i. 2. stamp (defs. 11, 12). 3. to dance the stomp. n. 4. stamp (def. 14). 5. a jazz composition, esp. in early jazz, marked ...
See stomp. * * *
stomping ground
stomping ground n. Informal STAMPING GROUND also used in pl. * * *
stomp·ing ground (stŏmʹpĭng, stômʹ-) n. A customary territory or favorite gathering place. Also called stamping ground. * * *
See stomper. * * *
—stonable, stoneable, adj. —stoneless, adj. —stonelessness, n. —stonelike, adj. —stoner, n. /stohn/, n., pl. stones for 1-5, 7-19, stone for 6, adj., adv., v., stoned, ...
/stohn/, n. 1. Edward Durell /doo rel", dyoo-/, 1902-78, U.S. architect. 2. Harlan Fiske /hahr"leuhn/, 1872-1946, U.S. jurist: Chief Justice of the U.S. 1941-46. 3. Irving, born ...
Stone Age
the period in the history of humankind, preceding the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, and marked by the use of stone implements and weapons: subdivided into the Paleolithic, ...
Stone Age Britain
The earliest archaeological remains found in Britain are tools thought to have been made before 12000 BC, when Britain was still attached to the rest of Europe. No human bones ...
stone bass
/bas/ wreckfish. [1690-1700] * * *
stone bruise
a bruise on the sole of the foot, caused by walking on or striking against a small stone or other hard object. [1795-1805, Amer.] * * *
stone canal
(in certain echinoderms) a tube lined with calcareous deposits, connecting the madreporite with a circular canal around the mouth. [1885-90] * * *
stone chimes
▪ musical instrument also called  lithophone         a set of struck sonorous stones, the basis of musical instruments found around the world. Such instruments can be ...
stone china
hard earthenware containing china stone. [1815-25] * * *
stone circle
➡ Stone Age Britain * * *
stone circles
➡ Bronze Age Britain * * *
stone crab
an edible crab, Menippe mercenaria, of rocky shores from the southern U.S. to Mexico and certain areas of the Caribbean, prized for the meat of its claws. [1700-10, Amer.] * * *
stone curlew
thick-knee. [1670-80] * * *
stone fruit
a fruit with a stone or hard endocarp, as a peach or plum; drupe. [1515-25] * * *
stone fungus
the Canadian tuckahoe, Polyporus tuberaster, an irregularly spherical mass of fungus mycelium and earth, forming a pseudosclerotium. Also called fungus stone. * * *
stone lantern
1. (in Japan) an intricately carved lantern of stone, often placed in a garden or before a shrine. 2. a usually inexpensive reproduction of this, often made of cast metal. * * *
stone lily
a fossil crinoid. [1800-10] * * *
stone marten
a marten, Mustela foina, of Europe and Asia, having a white mark on the throat and breast. Also called beech marten. [1835-45] * * *
stone mint
dittany (def. 2). [1850-55; so called because it grows in rocky woodlands] * * *
Stone Mountain
1. a massive, dome-shaped granite outcrop in NW Georgia, near Atlanta: sculptures of Confederate heroes: 825 ft. (252 m) high. 2. a town in NW Georgia, near the sculpted Stone ...
Stone of Scone
a large stone that was the traditional seat on which the ancient kings of Scotland were crowned. It was used until 1296, when Edward I had it brought to London and made into part ...
stone parsley
a parsley, Sison amomum, of Eurasia, bearing aromatic seeds that are used as a condiment. [1540-50] * * *
stone pine
1. Also called umbrella pine, parasol pine. a tree, Pinus pinea, native to southern Europe, having branches forming an umbrellalike crown and bearing edible, nutlike seeds. 2. ...
stone plant.
See living stones. [1670-80] * * *
Stone River
a river in central Tennessee, flowing NW to the Cumberland River. Cf. Murfreesboro (def. 1). * * *
stone roller
☆ stone roller n. 1. any of a genus (Campostoma) of North American freshwater cyprinoid fishes that hollow out a nest in gravelly stream beds 2. any of a genus (Hypentelium) of ...
stone rows
➡ Bronze Age Britain * * *
stone's throw
a short distance: The railroad station is only a stone's throw from our house. [1575-85] * * *
stone's throw (stōnz) n. A short distance. * * *
Stone, Barton W
▪ American clergyman born Dec. 24, 1772, Charles county, Maryland [U.S.] died Nov. 9, 1844, Hannibal, Mo., U.S.  Protestant clergyman and a founder of the Disciples of ...
Stone, Edward Durell
born March 9, 1902, Fayetteville, Ark., U.S. died Aug. 6, 1978, New York, N.Y. U.S. architect. He earned architecture degrees and traveled in Europe before joining the New York ...
Stone, Fred
▪ American actor in full  Fred Andrew Stone  born Aug. 19, 1873, Valmont, near Denver, Colo., U.S. died March 5, 1959, Hollywood, Calif.       popular American stage ...
Stone, Harlan Fiske
born Oct. 11, 1872, Chesterfield, N.H., U.S. died April 22, 1946, Washington, D.C. U.S. jurist. He studied at Columbia Law School and later practiced law while serving as dean ...
Stone, I(sidor) F(einstein)
Stone, I(sidor) F(einstein). 1907-1989. American journalist who championed liberal causes in I.F. Stone's Weekly (1953-1971). * * * orig. Isidor Feinstein born Dec. 24, 1907, ...
Stone, Irving
▪ American author original name  Irving Tennenbaum   born July 14, 1903, San Francisco died Aug. 26, 1989, Los Angeles       American writer of popular historical ...
Stone, Jesse
▪ 2000       American musician, songwriter, and rhythm-and-blues pioneer who, with his songs “Shake, Rattle and Roll” and “Money Honey,” figured largely in the ...
Stone, Lucy
born Aug. 13, 1818, West Brookfield, Mass., U.S. died Oct. 18, 1893, Dorchester, Mass. U.S. pioneer in the woman suffrage movement. A graduate of Oberlin College (1847), she ...
Stone, Nicholas
▪ English sculptor born 1586, Woodbury, Devon, Eng. died Aug. 24, 1647, Winchester, Hampshire?       the most important English mason-sculptor of the early 17th ...
Stone, Oliver
born Sept. 15, 1946, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. film director. He attended Yale University and served in Vietnam before studying filmmaking at New York University. He made his ...
Stone, Peter
▪ 2004       American screenwriter and librettist (b. Feb. 27, 1930, Los Angeles, Calif.—d. April 26, 2003, New York, N.Y.), was the first writer to win the Emmy, ...
Stone, Robert
▪ American author in full  Robert Anthony Stone  born Aug. 21, 1937, New York, N.Y., U.S.       American author of fiction about individuals in conflict with the ...
Stone, Robert (Anthony)
born Aug. 21, 1937, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. novelist. He served in the U.S. Navy before attending New York and Stanford universities. Dog Soldiers (1974, National Book ...
Stone, Sir Richard
▪ British economist in full  Sir John Richard Nicholas Stone   born Aug. 30, 1913, London, Eng. died Dec. 6, 1991, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire       British economist ...
Stone, Toni
▪ American athlete original name  Marcenia Lyle  born 1921, St. Paul, Minn., U.S. died Nov. 10, 1996, Alameda, Calif.  American baseball player who, as a member of the ...
Stone, W Clement
▪ 2003       American businessman and philanthropist (b. May 4, 1902, Chicago, Ill.—d. Sept. 3, 2002, Evanston, Ill.), made a fortune in insurance but became better ...
Stone,Edward Durell
Stone (stōn), Edward Durell. 1902-1978. American architect who was an exponent of the International Style. Among his notable designs is the Kennedy Center for the Performing ...
Stone,Harlan Fiske
Stone, Harlan Fiske. 1872-1946. American jurist who served as an associate justice (1925-1941) and the chief justice (1941-1946) of the U.S. Supreme Court. * * *
Stone, Lucy. 1818-1893. American feminist and social reformer who organized the first national women's rights convention, held in Worcester, Massachusetts (1850), and was a ...
stone- [stōn] 〚
—stoneblindness, n. /stohn"bluynd"/, adj. completely blind. [1325-75; ME (north) staneblynde; see STONE, BLIND] Syn. See blind. * * *
See stone-blind. * * *
/stohn"brohk"/, adj. having no money whatsoever. [1885-90] * * *
/stohn"ded"/, adj. undeniably dead; completely lifeless. [1250-1300; ME (north) standed. See STONE, DEAD] * * *
/stohn"def"/, adj. totally deaf. [1830-40; STONE + DEAF] * * *
stone-faced (stōnʹfāst') adj. Variant of stony-faced. * * *
/stohn"grownd"/, adj. (of wheat or other grain) ground between millstones, esp. those made of burstone, so as to retain the whole of the grain and preserve nutritional ...
stone-tool industry
Any of several assemblages of artifacts that display the earliest technology used by humans. These stone tools have survived in great quantities and now serve as the major means ...
Stone Age n. 1. The earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone tools. See Usage Note at Three Age system. 2. Slang. An extremely backward or ...
stone canal n. A calcareous duct in echinoderms that leads from the madreporite to a ring-shaped canal around the mouth. * * *
/stohn"kat'/, n. a yellowish-brown, freshwater catfish, Noturus flavus, of the Mississippi River valley and Great Lakes, having poisonous pectoral spines. Also called ...
stone cell n. A nearly isodiametric sclereid that is found in certain fruits, such as the quince and pear. * * *
/stohn"chat'/, n. any of several small Old World birds, esp. of the genus Saxicola, as S. torquata. [1775-85; STONE + CHAT, so called from its warning cry which sounds like a ...
stone crab n. A large edible crab (Menippe mercenaria) found along the Atlantic coast of the southern United States. * * *
▪ plant       (genus Aethionema), any of about 70 species of mostly sprawling, low herbs of the mustard family (Brassicaceae), native to chalky, dry soil areas of the ...
/stohn"krop'/, n. 1. any plant of the genus Sedum, esp. a mosslike herb, S. acre, having small, fleshy leaves and yellow flowers, frequently growing on rocks and walls. 2. any of ...
stonecrop family
the plant family Crassulaceae, characterized by succulent herbaceous plants and shrubs with simple, fleshy leaves, clusters of small flowers, and dry, dehiscent fruit, and ...
—stonecutting, n. /stohn"kut'euhr/, n. 1. a person who cuts or carves stone. 2. a machine for cutting or dressing stone. [1530-40; STONE + CUTTER] * * *
See stonecutter. * * *
/stohnd/, adj. Slang. 1. drunk. 2. intoxicated or dazed from drugs; high (sometimes fol. by out): to be stoned out on pot. [1475-85 for sense "pelted with stones"; 1950-55 for ...
/stohn"fays'/, n. See living stones. [STONE + FACE] * * *
/stohn"fish'/, n., pl. stonefishes, (esp. collectively) stonefish. a tropical scorpion fish, Synanceja verrucosa, having dorsal-fin spines from which a deadly poison is ...
/stohn"fluy'/, n., pl. stoneflies. any of numerous dull-colored primitive aquatic insects of the order Plecoptera, having a distinctive flattened body shape: a major food source ...
stone fruit n. See drupe. * * *

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