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/stoh"neuhm/, n. a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston. 21,424. * * *
stone·heart·ed (stōnʹhär'tĭd) adj. Variant of stonyhearted. * * *
/stohn"henj/, n. a prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England, consisting of a large circle of megaliths surrounding a smaller circle and four massive ...
stone lily n. A fossil crinoid. * * *
/stohn"meuhn/, n., pl. stonemen. a stonecutter or stoneworker. [1870-75; STONE + -MAN] * * *
stone marten n. 1. A Eurasian marten (Martes foina) having brown fur with lighter underfur and often inhabiting rocky inlets and crevices. 2. The fur of this animal. * * *
—stonemasonry, n. /stohn"may'seuhn/, n. a person who builds with or dresses stone. [1750-60; STONE + MASON] * * *
See stonemason. * * *
stone mint n. An aromatic eastern North American plant (Cunila origanoides) of the mint family, having clusters of small purplish or white flowers. Also called dittany.   [So ...
Stone Mountain A massive granite monadnock, 514.2 m (1,686 ft) high, in northwest-central Georgia east of Atlanta. Its northeast wall contains a huge Confederate memorial ...
ston·er (stōʹnər) n. 1. One that stones. 2. Slang. a. One who is habitually intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. b. One who is a delinquent or failure.   [stoned + -er1.] * * *
/stohn"roh'leuhr/, n. 1. an American minnow, Campostoma anomalum, named from its habit of moving stones as it feeds. 2. any of several other minnows or suckers with similar ...
➡ imperial system * * *
➡ Rolling Stones. * * *
Stones River
Stones River [stōnz] river in central Tenn., flowing into the Cumberland: c. 60 mi (97 km) * * * ▪ river, Tennessee, United States       river formed by the confluence ...
Stones River, Battle of
also called  Battle of Murfreesboro         (December 31, 1862–January 2, 1863), bloody but indecisive American Civil War clash in Tennessee that was a psychological ...
—stonewaller, n. /stohn"wawl'/, v.i. 1. to engage in stonewalling. 2. Brit. filibuster (def. 3). 3. Cricket. (of a batsman) to play a defensive game, as by persistently ...
Stonewall Jackson
/stohn"wawl'/ nickname of Thomas Jonathan Jackson. * * *
Stonewall riots
(June 28, 1969) Series of violent confrontations between police and gay rights activists in New York City. In response to the second raid in a week by police on the Stonewall ...
See stonewall. * * *
/stohn"waw'ling/, n. the act of stalling, evading, or filibustering, esp. to avoid revealing politically embarrassing information. [1875-80; STONEWALL + -ING1] * * *
/stohn"wair'/, n. a hard, opaque, vitrified ceramic ware. [1675-85; STONE + WARE1] * * * Pottery fired at a high temperature (about 2,200°F, or 1,200°C) until vitrified (made ...
/stohn"wosh', -wawsh'/, v.t. to wash (cloth) with pebbles or stones so as to give the appearance of wear. [STONE + WASH] * * *
stonewashed [stōn′wôsht′, stōn′wäsht′] adj. washed with small, abrasive stones in manufacturing to cause fading and make softer [stonewashed bluejeans]: also written ...
—stoneworker, n. /stohn"werrk'/, n. 1. any construction, as walls or the like, of stone; stone masonry. 2. the techniques, processes, work, or art of dressing, setting, or ...
See stonework. * * *
/stohn"werrt', -wawrt'/, n. any of a plantlike group of green algae constituting the class Charophyceae, having a jointed body frequently encrusted with lime and usually attached ...
/stoh"nee/, adj., stonier, stoniest. stony. * * *
Stoney Creek
a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada. 36,762. * * *
Stoney, George Johnstone
▪ Irish physicist born Feb. 15, 1826, Oakley Park, King's County, Ire. died July 5, 1911, London, Eng.       physicist who introduced the term electron for the ...
Ston·ey Creek (stōʹnē) A town of southeast Ontario, Canada, at the west end of Lake Ontario south of Hamilton. The British defeated the Americans here on June 6, 1813, ...
See stony. * * *
See stonily. * * *
/stoh"ning teuhn/, n. a town in NE Connecticut. 16,220. * * * ▪ Connecticut, United States       town (township), New London county, southeastern Connecticut, U.S., on ...
Stonington Island
▪ island, Antarctica       island, eastern Marguerite Bay, west of Palmer Peninsula, Antarctica. The island, about 2,500 feet (760 m) long and 1,000 feet (300 m) wide, ...
/stong"keuhr/, v.t. Australian Informal. 1. to hit hard; knock unconscious. 2. to defeat decisively. 3. to baffle; confuse. [1910-15; orig. uncert.] * * *
Stono rebellion
(1739) Largest slave uprising in early America. On the morning of September 9, near the Stono River, 20 mi (30 km) from Charleston, S.C., slaves gathered, raided a firearms ...
—stonily, adv. —stoniness, n. /stoh"nee/, adj., stonier, stoniest. 1. full of or abounding in stones or rock: a stony beach. 2. pertaining to or characteristic of stone. 3. ...
Stony Brook
a town in N Long Island, in SE New York. 16,155. * * * ▪ New York, United States       unincorporated village in Brookhaven town (township), Suffolk county, ...
stony coral
a true coral consisting of numerous anthozoan polyps embedded in the calcareous material that they secrete. [1610-20] * * *
stony iron meteorite
▪ astronomy       any meteorite containing substantial amounts of both rocky material (silicates) and nickel-iron metal. Such meteorites, which are often called stony ...
stony meteorite
▪ astronomy  any meteorite consisting largely of rock-forming (silicate) minerals. Stony meteorites, which are the most abundant kind of meteorite, are divided into two ...
stony pit
Plant Pathol. a disease of pears, caused by a virus and characterized by deformed, pitted fruit. * * *
Stony Point
a village in SE New York, on the Hudson: site of a strategic fort in the Revolutionary War. 12,838. * * * ▪ New York, United States       unincorporated village and ...
/stoh"nee fayst"/, adj. having a rigid, expressionless face. [1930-35] * * *
—stony-heartedly, adv. —stony-heartedness, n. /stoh"nee hahr"tid/, adj. hard-hearted. [1560-70] * * *
ston·y-i·ron meteorite (stōʹnē-īʹərn) n. A relatively rare type of meteorite consisting of approximately equal amounts by weight of nickel-iron and silicate minerals. * * ...
stony coral n. A coral with a hard calcareous skeleton, especially of the order Scleractinia. * * *
stonyhearted [stōn′ēhärt′id] adj. unfeeling; pitiless; cruel stonyheartedness n. * * * ston·y·heart·ed (stōʹnē-här'tĭd) also stone·heart·ed ...
Stonyhurst College
▪ school, Clitheroe, England, United Kingdom       Roman Catholic school for boys in Lancanshire, Eng., conducted by the Jesuits. It originated in a college for English ...
stony meteorite n. Any of various common meteorites consisting largely of silicate minerals and classified as achondrites or anachondrites. * * *
Ston·y Point (stōʹnē) A village of southeast New York on the Hudson River north of New City. Its blockhouse, captured by British troops in May 1779, was retaken in July by ...
Stony Tunguska See Tunguska. * * *
/stood/, v. pt. and pp. of stand. * * *
/stoohj/, n., v., stooged, stooging. n. 1. an entertainer who feeds lines to the main comedian and usually serves as the butt of his or her jokes. 2. any underling, assistant, or ...
—stooker, n. /stook, stoohk/, Chiefly Brit. and Canadian. n. 1. shock2 (def. 1). v.t. 2. shock2 (def. 2). v.i. 3. to stack sheaves of grain; form a pile of straw. [1400-50; ...
—stoollike, adj. /stoohl/, n. 1. a single seat on legs or a pedestal and without arms or a back. 2. a short, low support on which to stand, step, kneel, or rest the feet while ...
stool pigeon
1. a pigeon used as a decoy. 2. Also called stoolie /stooh"lee/, stooly. Slang. a person employed or acting as a decoy or informer, esp. for the police. [1820-30, Amer.] * * *
stool·ie (sto͞oʹlē) n. Slang A stool pigeon. * * *
stool pigeon n. 1. Slang. A person acting as a decoy or as an informer, especially one who is a spy for the police. 2. A pigeon used as a decoy.   [From the practice of tying ...
/stooh"lee/, n., pl. stoolies. Slang. See stool pigeon (def. 2). [STOOL (PIGEON) + -Y2] * * *
stoop1 —stooper, n. —stoopingly, adv. /stoohp/, v.i. 1. to bend the head and shoulders, or the body generally, forward and downward from an erect position: to stoop over a ...
stoop ball
a game resembling baseball, played in a street, schoolyard, or other confined paved area, in which a ball is thrown forcibly against a stairway or wall so that it rebounds into ...
stoop labor
the physical labor associated with the cultivation or picking of crops in farm fields, esp. as performed by poorly paid, unskilled workers. [1945-50] * * *
☆ stoopball [sto͞op′bôl΄ ] n. a game based on baseball in which a rubber ball is thrown against a step, as of a STOOP2, or wall and the rebounding ball is treated as a ...
stoop·er (sto͞oʹpər) n. 1. One that stoops. 2. Slang. One who looks for winning pari-mutuel tickets carelessly discarded by others at a racetrack. * * *
—stopless, adj. —stoplessness, n. /stop/, v., stopped or (Archaic) stopt; stopping; n. v.t. 1. to cease from, leave off, or discontinue: to stop running. 2. to cause to ...
stop and search
(in Britain) a police power, part of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act, to stop a person who is suspected of doing something illegal, such as carrying illegal drugs, to ...
stop bath
Photog. an acid bath or rinse for stopping the action of a developer before fixing a negative or print. Also called shortstop, shortstop bath. [1915-20] * * *
stop bead
a strip of molding along the inside of a window frame for holding a sliding sash. Also called stop. * * *
stop clause
a clause by which a contract or other agreement may be terminated, esp. between theatrical producers and theater owners in whose agreements it is often stipulated that when ...
stop knob
stop (def. 36d). [1885-90] * * *
stop motion
—stop-motion, adj. Motion Pictures. 1. Also called stop-action photography, stop-motion cinematography. a special effect, carried out while shooting, in which the performers ...
stop number
f-number. * * *
stop order
an order from a customer to a broker to sell a security if the market price drops below a designated level. Also called stop-limit order, stop-loss order. Cf. limit order, market ...
stop payment
an order by the drawer of a check to his or her bank not to pay a specified check. [1915-20] * * *
stop price
the price at which a stop order is activated. * * *
stop sign
a traffic sign requiring a motorist to stop before continuing. [1930-35] * * *
stop street
a street at the intersections of which all traffic must stop before continuing. Cf. through street. [1925-30] * * *
stop volley
Tennis. a softly hit volley that barely falls over the net and cannot be reached for a return. [1915-20] * * *
stop-action photography
/stop"ak"sheuhn/, Motion Pictures. See stop motion (def. 1). * * *
/stop"euhn goh"/, adj. characterized by periodically enforced stops, as caused by heavy traffic or traffic signals: stop-and-go traffic. [1920-25] * * *
stop-limit order
/stop"lim'it/. See stop order. * * *
/stop"laws', -los'/, adj. designed or planned to prevent continued loss, as a customer's order to a broker to sell a stock if its price declines to a specific amount. [1900-05] * ...
stop-loss clause
Insurance. a limitation on the amount of loss sustained by the insured without compensation in a given period. * * *
stop-loss order
See stop order. * * *
/stop"awf', -of'/, n. stopover. Also, stopoff. [1865-70; n. use of v. phrase stop off] * * *
/stop"owt'/, n. 1. a temporary withdrawal from school or a delay in the pursuit of one's education. 2. a student who withdraws from school temporarily. Also, stopout. [1970-75; ...
stop-time [stäp′tīm΄] n. Jazz a technique or effect in which the rhythm section stops playing for one or more beats each measure, usually for a chorus, while a soloist ...
stopbank [stäpbaŋk΄] n. [Austral. & N.Z.] LEVEE1 (sense 1) * * *
stop bath n. An acid solution used to check the developing process of a photographic negative or print. * * *
/stop"kok'/, n. cock1 (def. 3). [1575-85; STOP + COCK1] * * *
stop codon n. Any of three codons, UAA, UAG, or UGA, that signal the termination of the synthesis of a protein. Also called chain termination codon. * * *
/stohp/, n., v., stoped, stoping. n. 1. any excavation made in a mine, esp. from a steeply inclined vein, to remove the ore that has been rendered accessible by the shafts and ...
/stoh"peuhr/, n. a machine for drilling rock from below. [1870-75; STOPE + -ER1] * * *
(1880–1958) a Scottish scientist who was one of the first people to write and teach people about sex and contraception (= ways of preventing a woman from becoming pregnant). ...
Stopes, Marie
▪ British botanist and social worker in full  Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes  born Oct. 15, 1880, Edinburgh, Scot. died Oct. 2, 1958, near Dorking, Surrey, ...
Stopes,Marie Carmichael
Stopes (stōps), Marie Carmichael. 1880-1958. British paleontologist and social reformer who opened England's first birth control clinic (1924) in London and later promoted ...
/stop"gap'/, n. 1. something that fills the place of something else that is lacking; temporary substitute; makeshift: Candles are a stopgap when the electricity fails. adj. 2. ...
Stoph, Willi
▪ 2000       German politician who served two terms (1964–73 and 1976–89) as premier of East Germany, the second of which ended two days before the opening of the ...
/stoh"ping/, n. Geol. a process by which magmas move upward in the earth by breaking off and engulfing blocks of overlying rocks. [1770-80; STOPE + -ING1] * * * ▪ ...
/stop"luyt'/, n. 1. a taillight that lights up as the driver of a vehicle steps on the brake pedal to slow down or stop. 2. See traffic light. [1925-30; STOP + LIGHT1] * * *
stop order n. An order to a broker to buy or sell a stock when it reaches a specified level of decline or gain in price. * * *
/stop"oh'veuhr/, n. 1. a brief stop in the course of a journey, as to eat, sleep, or visit friends. 2. such a stop made with the privilege of proceeding later on the ticket ...
—stoppability, stoppableness, n. —stoppably, adv. /stop"euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being stopped. [1930-35; STOP + -ABLE] * * *
/stop"ij/, n. 1. an act or instance of stopping; cessation of activity: the stoppage of all work at the factory. 2. the state of being stopped: During the stoppage of bus service ...
/stop"euhrd/, n. Tom (Thomas Straussler), born 1937, British playwright, born in Czechoslovakia. * * *
Stoppard, Sir Thomas
▪ 1998       Few playwrights had been as celebrated for their virtuoso command of the English language as Czech-born dramatist Tom Stoppard. A master of the "serious ...
Stoppard, Sir Tom
orig. Tomas Straussler born July 3, 1937, Zlín, Czech. Czech-born British playwright. After living in East Asia with his family during World War II, he moved to England and ...
Stoppard, Tom
▪ British writer original name  Tomas Straussler , in full  Sir Tom Stoppard  born July 3, 1937, Zlín, Czech. [now in Czech Republic]       Czech-born British ...
stop payment n. An order to one's bank not to honor a check one has drawn. * * *
stopped diapason.
See under diapason (def. 4). [1895-1900] * * *
—stopperless, adj. /stop"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that stops. 2. a plug, cork, bung, or other piece for closing a bottle, tube, drain, or the like. 3. Informal. something ...
/stop"ing/, n. Mining. a barrier erected to prevent the flow of air or gas. [1700-05; special use of stopping, verbal n. of STOP; see -ING1] * * *
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
a poem (1923) by Robert Frost. * * *
/stop"euhl/, n., v., stoppled, stoppling. Chiefly Northern U.S. n. 1. a stopper, esp. for a bottle. v.t. 2. to close or fit with a stopple. [1350-1400; ME stoppel. See STOP, ...
stop street n. A street intersection at which a vehicle must come to a complete stop before entering a through street. * * *
/stopt/, v. Archaic. a pt. and pp. of stop. * * *
/stop"woch'/, n. a watch with a hand or hands that can be stopped or started at any instant, used for precise timing, as in races. [1730-40; STOP + WATCH] * * *
—storability, n. /stawr"euh beuhl, stohr"-/, adj. 1. capable of being stored for considerable time without loss of freshness or usability. n. 2. Usually, storables. articles ...
Storace, Stephen
▪ British composer in full  Stephen John Seymour Storace   born April 4, 1762, London, Eng. died March 19, 1796, London       composer whose comic operas were highly ...
/stawr"ij, stohr"-/, n. 1. the act of storing; state or fact of being stored: All my furniture is in storage. 2. capacity or space for storing. 3. a place, as a room or building, ...
storage battery
Elect. 1. a voltaic battery consisting of two or more storage cells. 2. See storage cell. [1880-85] * * *
storage cell
Elect. a cell whose energy can be renewed by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to that of the flow of current generated by the cell. Also called secondary ...
storage disease
Pathol. a metabolic disorder characterized by excessive storage in certain cells of normal metabolic intermediates, as fats, iron, and carbohydrates. * * *
storage life.
See shelf life. * * *
storage organ
Bot. any swollen plant part in which food is stored, as fruit, root, or tuber. * * *
storage ring
Physics. a device for storing charged particles fed from an accelerator, consisting of a set of magnets placed in a ring and adjusted to keep the particles circulating until they ...
storage wall
a set of shelves, cabinets, or the like that covers or forms a wall. [1955-60] * * *
storage battery n. Electricity A group of reversible or rechargeable secondary cells acting as a unit. Also called secondary battery. * * *
storage cell n. 1. See secondary cell. 2. Computer Science. An elementary unit of storage. * * *
storage device n. Computer Science A hardware device, such as a hard disk or floppy disk, used to record and store data. * * *
/stawr"aks, stohr"-/, n. 1. a solid resin with a vanillalike odor, obtained from a small tree, Styrax officinalis: formerly used in medicine and perfumery. 2. a liquid balsam ...
storax family
the plant family Styracaceae, characterized by trees and shrubs having simple, alternate leaves, clusters of bell-shaped white flowers, and fleshy or dry fruit, and including the ...
—storer, n. /stawr, stohr/, n., v., stored, storing, adj. n. 1. an establishment where merchandise is sold, usually on a retail basis. 2. a grocery: We need bread and milk from ...
store brand
an item offered for sale under a store's own label. * * *
store card
a token bearing the name of a business, often exchangeable for a particular item. * * *
store cards
➡ credit cards * * *
/stawr"bawt", stohr"-/, adj. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. commercially made rather than homemade. [1900-05] * * *
store cheese n. Cheddar. * * *
stored-program concept
Storage of instructions in computer memory to enable it to perform a variety of tasks in sequence or intermittently. The idea was introduced in the late 1940s by John von ...
/stawr"frunt', stohr"-/, n. 1. the side of a store facing a street, usually containing display windows. 2. a store or other establishment that has frontage on a street or ...
/stawr"hows', stohr"-/, n., pl. storehouses /-how'ziz/. 1. a building in which things are stored. 2. any repository or source of abundant supplies, as of facts or ...
—storekeeping, n. /stawr"kee'peuhr, stohr"-/, n. 1. a person who owns a store. 2. a person who has charge of or operates a store or stores. 3. U.S. Navy. a petty officer in ...
See storekeeper. * * *
store·own·er (stôrʹō'nər) n. One who owns or operates a store or shop. * * *
See storable. * * *
/stawr"roohm', -room', stohr"-/, n. 1. a room in which stores are kept. 2. room or space for storage. [1740-50; STORE + ROOM] * * *
stores ledger
a record kept of the amount, type, etc., of raw materials and supplies on hand, as in a manufacturing plant. Also called stock book, stock ledger, stock record. * * *
/stawr"wuyd", stohr"-/, adj. applying to all the merchandise or all the departments within a store: the annual storewide clearance sale. [STORE + -WIDE] * * *
/stawr"ee, stohr"ee/, n., pl. storeys. Chiefly Brit. story2. * * *
Storey, David
▪ British writer in full  David Malcolm Storey  born July 13, 1933, Wakefield, Yorkshire, Eng.       English novelist and playwright whose brief professional rugby ...
sto·reyed (stôrʹēd, stōrʹ-) adj. Chiefly British Variant of storied2. * * *
Storia della Scienza, Museo di
▪ museum, Florence, Italy       (Italian: Museum of the History of Science), in Florence, collection of scientific instruments and maps begun in 1929 to show the ...
storied1 /stawr"eed, stohr"-/, adj. 1. recorded or celebrated in history or story: the storied cities of ancient Greece. 2. ornamented with designs representing historical, ...
—storklike, adj. /stawrk/, n., pl. storks, (esp. collectively) stork. 1. any of several wading birds of the family Ciconiidae, having long legs and a long neck and bill. Cf. ...
stork parking
spaces reserved in a parking lot for cars driven by pregnant women or new mothers. [1996] * * *
/stawrks"bil'/, n. 1. Also called heron's-bill. any of various plants belonging to the genus Erodium, of the geranium family, having deeply lobed leaves, loose clusters of pink, ...
storks·bill (stôrksʹbĭl') n. 1. Any of various plants of the genus Erodium, having fruit with a narrow beaklike tip. 2. See geranium. * * * ▪ Erodium also called ...
n [U] a British make of margarine (= a substance like butter, but usually made from vegetable oil). It became well known in the 1960s and 1970s when many television ...
—stormlike, adj. /stawrm/, n. 1. a disturbance of the normal condition of the atmosphere, manifesting itself by winds of unusual force or direction, often accompanied by rain, ...
/shtohrddm/, n. Theodore Woldsen /tay"aw dawrdd' vawlt"seuhn/ 1817-88, German poet and novelist. * * * (as used in expressions) storm petrel storm and stress Storm Troopers * * ...
Storm and Stress.
See Sturm und Drang. [1850-55] * * *
Storm Bay
▪ bay, Tasmania, Australia       inlet of the Tasman Sea, indenting southeastern Tasmania, Australia. About 16 mi (26 km) long and 25 mi wide, it is bounded by North ...
storm boat.
See assault boat. [1940-45] * * *
storm cellar
a cellar or underground chamber for refuge during violent storms; cyclone cellar. [1900-05] * * *
storm center
1. the center of a cyclonic storm, the area of lowest pressure and of comparative calm. 2. a center of disturbance, tumult, or trouble: South Africa has been a storm center of ...
storm coat
an overcoat, usually of a water-repellent fabric, lined with material serving as insulation against very cold weather, often having a fur collar. Also, stormcoat. [1895-1900] * * ...
storm door
a supplementary outside door, usually glazed, for protecting the entrance door against drafts, driving rain, etc. [1875-80, Amer.] * * *
storm doors and windows
➡ weather * * *
storm house
Midland U.S. and Gulf States. a storm cellar. [1830-40, Amer.] * * *
Storm of the Century
also called  1993 Superstorm        large, intense storm system that devastated the eastern coast of North America during March 12–15, 1993. As it moved from the Gulf ...
storm petrel
any of several small, tube-nosed seabirds of the family Hydrobatidae, usually having black or sooty-brown plumage with a white rump. Also, storm-petrel. Cf. stormy ...
storm pit
Southern U.S. a storm cellar. * * *
storm sewer
a sewer for carrying off rainfall drained from paved surfaces, roofs, etc. Also called storm drain. * * *
storm signal
1. a visual signal, as a flag, giving advance notice of a heavy storm, used esp. along coastal areas. 2. See storm warning (def. 2). [1860-65] * * *
storm surge
an abnormal rise in the level of the sea along a coast caused by the onshore winds of a severe cyclone. Also called stormtide, surge. * * *
storm track
the path followed by the center of a cyclonic storm. [1830-40] * * *
storm trooper
1. a member of the storm troops. 2. a member of the Sturmabteilung of Nazi Germany. [1920-25] * * *
storm troops
Mil. (formerly) German troops specially chosen and equipped for carrying out assault operations. [1915-20; trans. of G Sturmtruppen] * * *
storm warning
1. a showing of storm signals. 2. Meteorol. a National Weather Service warning of winds having speeds of 48 knots (55 mph, 25 m/sec) or greater. Cf. hurricane warning, warning ...
storm watch
Meteorol. watch (def. 23). * * *
storm window
a supplementary window sash for protecting a window against drafts, driving rain, etc. Also called storm sash. [1885-90] * * *
Storm, Theodor Woldsen
▪ German author born Sept. 14, 1817, Husum, Schleswig died July 4, 1888, Hademarschen       poet and novelist whose novellas are among the finest in German literature. ...
/stawrm"bownd'/, adj. confined, detained, or isolated by storms: a stormbound ship; a stormbound village. [1820-30; STORM + -BOUND1] * * *
storm cell n. An air mass that contains up and down drafts in convective loops, moves and reacts as a single entity, and functions as the smallest unit of a storm-producing ...
storm cellar n. See cyclone cellar. * * *
storm center n. 1. The central area of a storm, especially the point of lowest barometric pressure within a storm. 2. A center of trouble, disturbance, or argument. * * *
storm door n. An outer or additional door added for protection against inclement weather. * * *
storm drain n. 1. A storm sewer. 2. A catch basin. * * *
Störmer, Horst L.
▪ German-American physicist in full  Horst Ludwig Störmer  born April 6, 1949, Frankfurt am Main, W.Ger.       German-born American physicist who, with Daniel C. ...
See stormy. * * *
See stormily. * * *
—stormlessly, adv. —stormlessness, n. /stawrm"lis/, adj. without storms. [1490-1500; STORM + -LESS] * * *
1. a district of eastern Belfast, in which Stormont Castle was built. 2. the usual name for Stormont Castle, a large administrative building which was built in the 1920s for the ...
Stormont Castle
➡ Stormont * * *
storm petrel n. Any of various small sea birds of the family Hydrobatidae, especially Hydrobates pelagicus, of the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean, having sooty plumage and ...
/stawrm"proohf'/, adj. protected from or not affected by storms. [1585-95; STORM + -PROOF] * * *
storm sewer n. A sewer for carrying off rainwater or meltwater, as to a river or bay. * * *
storm trooper n. 1. a. A member of the Nazi militia noted for brutality and violence. b. One who resembles or behaves like a member of the Nazi militia. 2. A member of a force ...
storm window n. A secondary window attached over the usual window to protect against the wind and cold. * * *
—stormily, adv. —storminess, n. /stawr"mee/, adj., stormier, stormiest. 1. affected, characterized by, or subject to storms; tempestuous: a stormy sea. 2. characterized by ...
stormy petrel
1. the British storm petrel, Hydrobates pelagicus, of the eastern Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Indian Ocean. 2. a person who causes or likes trouble or ...
stormy petrel n. 1. See storm petrel. 2. One who brings discord or appears at the onset of trouble; a rebel. * * *
Storni, Alfonsina
▪ Argentine writer born May 29, 1892, Sala Capriasca, Switzerland died October 25, 1938, Mar del Plata, Argentina       one of the foremost poets in Latin American ...
/stawrdd"neuh way'/, n. a city in NW Scotland, in the Hebrides. 5247. * * * Gaelic Steornabhagh Burgh and largest town and port (pop., 1991: 5,975), Outer Hebrides Islands, ...
Storr, Anthony
▪ 2002       British psychiatrist (b. May 18, 1920, London, Eng.—d. March 17, 2001, Oxford, Eng.), made psychiatric concepts accessible to the public in a dozen lucid, ...
Storr, Paul
▪ British goldsmith born 1771, London died March 4, 1844, London       goldsmith particularly noted for his outstanding craftsmanship in the execution of richly ...
/stawrz/, n. a town in NE Connecticut 11,394. * * *
/stawr"ting', stohr"-/, n. the parliament of Norway, elected by popular vote, which is divided into the upper house (Lagting), comprising one quarter of the members, and the ...
story1 —storyless, adj. /stawr"ee, stohr"ee/, n., pl. stories, v., storied, storying. n. 1. a narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed to interest, ...
/stawr"ee, stohr"ee/, n. 1. Joseph, 1779-1845, U.S. jurist. 2. William Wetmore /wet"mawr', -mohr'/, 1819-95, U.S. sculptor and poet. * * * (as used in expressions) story ...
story line
1. plot (def. 2). 2. a detailed description of the plot of a motion picture, TV series, etc., for use by writers, producers, prospective investors, or the like: The story line ...
Story, Joseph
born Sept. 18, 1779, Marblehead, Mass., U.S. died Sept. 10, 1845, Cambridge, Mass. U.S. jurist. After graduating from Harvard University, he practiced law in Salem, Mass. ...
Story, William Wetmore
▪ American sculptor born Feb. 12, 1819, Salem, Mass., U.S. died Oct. 7, 1895, Vallombrosa, Italy  sculptor now remembered as the centre of a circle of literary, theatrical, ...
/stawr"ee bawrd', stohr"ee bohrd'/, n. a panel or panels on which a sequence of sketches depict the significant changes of action and scene in a planned film, as for a movie, ...
/stawr"ee book', stohr"-/, n. a book that contains a story or stories, esp. for children. [1705-15; STORY1 + BOOK] * * *
story line n. The plot of a story or dramatic work. * * *
➡ soap operas * * *
/stawr"ee tel'euhr, stohr"-/, n. 1. a person who tells or writes stories or anecdotes. 2. a person who tells more or less trivial falsehoods; fibber. [1700-10; STORY1 + ...
/stawr"ee tel'ing, stohr"-/, n. the telling or writing of stories. [1700-10; STORY1 + TELLING] * * *
/stawr"ee vil', stohr"-/, n. a red-light district of New Orleans known as a wellspring of jazz before World War I. * * * ▪ district, New Orleans, Louisiana, United ...
/stawr"ee ruy'teuhr, stohr"-/, n. 1. a person who writes stories, tales, fables, etc. 2. a person who writes news items for radio, television, or newspapers. [1475-85 in sense ...
/stohs/; Ger. /shtohs/, adj. Geol. noting or pertaining to the side, as of a hill or dale, that receives or has received the thrust of a glacier or other impulse. [1875-80; < G: ...
/shtohs/, n. Veit /fuyt/, c1440-1533, German sculptor and painter. * * *
Stoss, Veit
born 1438/47, Swabia died 1533, Nürnberg German sculptor and wood carver. He worked mainly in Poland from 1477 to 1496; among his principal works is the majestic high altar in ...
/stot/, n., v., stotted, stotting. n. 1. a springing gait of certain bovids, as gazelles and antelopes, used esp. when running in alarm from a predator. v.i. 2. to run with such ...
Stothard, Thomas
▪ British painter born Aug. 17, 1755, London, Eng. died April 27, 1834, London       painter, designer, and illustrator, best known for his graceful and distinctive ...
/staw teen"/, n. a monetary unit of Slovenia. * * *
/stoh"ting/, n. stoating. * * *
/staw ting"kah/, n., pl. stotinki /-kee/. a minor coin of Bulgaria, the 100th part of a lev. [ < Bulg stotínka, deriv. of sto, OCS suto HUNDRED] * * *
Stott Despoja, Natasha
▪ 1997       Though young members of Parliament were rare in Australia and young women members were even rarer, in 1996 Natasha Stott Despoja became the youngest woman ...
Stotz, Carl E.
▪ American sports organizer born c. 1910, , Williamsport, Pa., U.S. died June 4, 1992, Williamsport       American sports organizer, the founder and commissioner of ...
/stoht"n/, n. a city in E Massachusetts. 26,710. * * * ▪ Massachusetts, United States       town (township), Norfolk county, eastern Massachusetts, U.S., 17 miles (27 ...
/stownd, stoohnd/, n. 1. Archaic. a short time; short while. v.t., v.i. 2. Chiefly Scot. to pain; hurt. [bef. 1000; (n.) ME sto(u)nd, OE stund space of time; c. G Stunde, ON ...
/stoohp/, n. 1. a basin for holy water, as at the entrance of a church. 2. Scot. a pail or bucket. 3. Scot. and North Eng. a. a drinking vessel, as a cup or tankard, of various ...
/stoor/, n. 1. Brit. Dial. a. tumult; confusion. b. a storm. 2. Brit. Dial. blowing dust or a deposit of dust. 3. Archaic. armed combat; battle. 4. Brit. Dial. a time of ...
Stour, River
River, eastern England. It rises in eastern Cambridgeshire and flows eastward through East Anglia, forming most of the boundary between Suffolk and Essex, through country made ...
/stowsh/, Australian Informal. v.t. 1. stonker (defs. 1, 2). n. 2. a fight or brawl. [1890-95; perh. imit.] * * *
—stoutly, adv. —stoutness, n. /stowt/, adj. stouter, stoutest, n. adj. 1. bulky in figure; heavily built; corpulent; thickset; fat: She is getting too stout for her ...
/stowt/, n. 1. Rex (Todhunter) /tod"hun'teuhr/, 1886-1975, U.S. detective novelist. 2. Robert, 1844-1930, New Zealand jurist and statesman: prime minister 1884-87. * * ...
Stout, George Frederick
▪ British philosopher and psychologist born Jan. 6, 1860, South Shields, Durham, Eng. died Aug. 18, 1944, Sydney, Australia       English psychologist and philosopher ...
Stout, Rex
▪ American author born Dec. 1, 1886, Noblesville, Ind., U.S. died Oct. 27, 1975, Danbury, Conn.       American author who wrote genteel mystery stories revolving around ...
Stout, Rex (Todhunter)
born Dec. 1, 1886, Noblesville, Ind., U.S. died Oct. 27, 1975, Danbury, Conn. U.S. writer. He worked odd jobs until 1912, when he began to write. From 1927 he earned his living ...
Stout, Sir Robert
▪ prime minister of New Zealand born Sept. 28, 1844, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scot. died July 19, 1930, Wellington, N.Z.       New Zealand statesman and judge who ...
—stout-heartedly, adv. —stout-heartedness, n. /stowt"hahr"tid/, adj. brave and resolute; dauntless. [1645-55] * * *
/stowt"n/, v.t. 1. to make stout. v.i. 2. to grow stout. [1825-35; STOUT + -EN1] * * *
stouthearted [stout′härt΄id] adj. courageous; brave; undaunted stoutheartedly adv. stoutheartedness n. * * * stout·heart·ed (stoutʹhärʹtĭd) adj. Brave; ...
See stouthearted. * * *
See stoutheartedly. * * *
/stow"tish/, adj. rather stout. [1825-35; STOUT + -ISH1] * * *
See stoutish. * * *
See stoutish. * * *
Stoutt, H Lavity
▪ 1996       chief minister of the British Virgin Islands five times from 1967 to 1995 and a member of the Legislative Council from 1957, the longest-serving ...
stove1 /stohv/, n., v., stoved, stoving. n. 1. a portable or fixed apparatus that furnishes heat for warmth, cooking, etc., commonly using coal, oil, gas, wood, or electricity as ...
stove bolt
a small bolt, similar to a machine screw but with a coarser thread. See diag. under bolt. * * *
stove coal
anthracite in sizes ranging from 27/16 to 15/8 in. (6 to 4 cm), intermediate between egg coal and chestnut coal. [1880-85] * * *
/stohv"puyp'/, n. 1. a pipe, as of sheet metal, serving as a stove chimney or to connect a stove with a chimney flue. 2. See stovepipe hat. [1690-1700; STOVE1 + PIPE1] * * *
stovepipe hat
Older Slang. a tall silk hat. [1850-55, Amer.] * * *
/stoh"veuhr/, n. 1. coarse roughage used as feed for livestock. 2. stalks and leaves, not including grain, of such forages as corn and sorghum. 3. Brit. Dial. fodder minus the ...
/stohv"top'/, n. 1. the upper surface of a stove, esp. the area used for cooking: a stovetop cluttered with unwashed pots and pans. adj. 2. pertaining to or suitable for use or ...
—stowable, adj. /stoh/, v.t. 1. Naut. a. to put (cargo, provisions, etc.) in the places intended for them. b. to put (sails, spars, gear, etc.) in the proper place or condition ...
/stoh/, n. a city in NE Ohio. 25,303. * * *
Stow, John
▪ English author born 1525, London, Eng. died April 6, 1605, London       one of the best-known Elizabethan antiquaries, author of a famous Survey of London (1598; ...
Stow, Randolph
▪ Australian writer in full  Julian Randolph Stow   born Nov. 28, 1935, Geraldton, W.Aus., Australia       Australian novelist and poet noted for his economical style ...

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