stow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stow fill by packing tightly "stow the cart"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was published March 20, 1852. It was the first American novel to sell one million copies.
    • Stow To arrange anything compactly in; to fill, by packing closely; as, to stow a box, car, or the hold of a ship.
    • Stow To place or arrange in a compact mass; to put in its proper place, or in a suitable place; to pack; as, to stowbags, bales, or casks in a ship's hold; to stow hay in a mow; to stow sheaves. "Some stow their oars, or stop the leaky sides."
    • Stow To put away in some place; to hide; to lodge. "Foul thief! where hast thou stowed my daughter?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The full name of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin is actually Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly.
    • stow To put in a suitable or convenient place or position; put in a place aside or out of the way; lay up; put up; pack; especially, to pack in a convenient form: as, to stow bags, bales, or casks in a ship's hold; to stow sheaves.
    • stow To accumulate or compactly arrange anything in; fill by packing closely: as, to stow a box or the hold of a ship.
    • stow To contain; hold.
    • stow To furl or roll up, as a sail.
    • stow In mining, to fill up (vacant spaces) with stowing. A mine is worked by the method of stowing when all the valuable substance—ore, or coal, or whatever it may be—is taken out, and the vacant space packed full of deads or refuse, either that furnished by the workings themselves, or stuff brought from the surface, or both together.
    • stow To bestow; give; grant.
    • stow To intrust; commit; give in charge.
    • stow To furnish as the stowdown: as, the whale stowed down 75 barrels of oil.
    • stow To resist; hinder; stop.
    • stow To put out of sight or hearing; be silent about.
    • stow To make resistance; resist.
    • stow To cut off; crop; lop.
    • n stow In tinplate manuf., the structure which contains the furnace and the series of five pots.
    • stow To dry In an oven.
    • stow To conceal one's self on a ship (with a view to a free passage): with away. See stowaway.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Stow stō to place: to arrange: to fill by packing things in:
    • v.t Stow stow (Scot.) to cut off, crop.
    • v.t Stow stō (slang) to put away out of sight: to be silent about
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. stowen, fr. stowe, a place, AS. stow,; cf. Icel. eldstō,a fireplace, hearth, OFries. stō, and E. stand,. √163
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. stowen, to place—A.S. stów, a place; cf. Dut. stuwen, to stow, to push, Ger. stauen, to pack.

Usage

In literature:

If you believe me, he's a thousand pounds stowed away somewheres.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
On finding this, he managed to creep below, and to stow himself away in the place where he had been found.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
Then to bed, each and all with more or less Rudesheimer or Hochheimer stowed away.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
He got the handkerchief stowed away with the same clumsiness.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
This he put on, carefully stowing away in his pocket the precious four dollars.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Stowe 19.11.6 By 3 mens Share of the To prison fees for Nego.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
A piece of planking was nailed over the side which had been stove in, and the fragments of the boat were stowed on deck.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
The others, stowed here and there, slept soundly.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Very smartly the batteries and Maxims were stowed aboard native craft, which were taken in tow by gunboats to Wad Hamid.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
There are two excellent biographies of Mrs. Stowe, one published in 1889, by her son, Rev.
"Daughters of the Puritans" by Seth Curtis Beach
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In poetry:

The pure and worthy Mrs. Stowe
Is one we all are proud to know
As mother, wife, and authoress-
Thank God, I am content with less!
"Harriet Beecher Stowe" by Dorothy Parker
Well now, I do hope we shall vind ye
Come soon, wi' your childern behind ye,
To Stowe, while o' bwoth zides o' hedges,
The zunsheen do glow in the zummer.
"Eclogue:--Come And Zee Us In The Zummer" by William Barnes
"For I loved that cook as a brother, I did,
And the cook he worshipped me;
But we'd both be blowed if we'd either be stowed
In the other chap's hold, you see.
"The Yarn of the Nancy Bell" by William Schwenck Gilbert
She is a ship with costly wares well-stow'd,
A pearl, with virtues infinite endow'd,
A gem, beyond all value and compare:
Happy the man, who has her to his share!
"The Praise And Commendation Of A Good Woman" by Rees Prichard
Upon the Bust of English Worthies, at Stow. Among these chiefs of British race,
Who live in breathing stone,
Why has not Cobham's bust a place?
The structure was his own.
"Epigram IV." by Robert Nugent
All coiled down, an' it's time for us to go;
Every sail's furled in a neat harbour stow;
Another ship for me, an' for her another crew —
An' so long, sailorman — good luck to you!
"So Long (All Coiled Down)" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Authorities said Stow (pictured, below) and two friends were walking to their vehicle outside Dodger Stadium when he was attacked by two men in Dodgers gear.
Jim Stowe and Mary Loasching are maternal grandparents.
Zamere Stowe, 13, helped groom a horse yesterday.
Eric Stowe Strives To Make A Splash In China With Clean Water.
Credit Eric Stowe / Splash.
View the Stow family lawsuit against the Dodgers organization, et al .
BETHEL — An 18-year-old from Stowe was arrested for excessive speeding on Interstate 89 on Saturday.
"Please turn off and stow all wireless devices".
Thousands of pages of evidence in case against Bryan Stow's alleged attackers.
The Western Michigan men's tennis team took care of business on an opponent's home court, shutting out the Kalamazoo College Fighting Hornets 7-0 at Stowe Courts on Thursday.
Fraiser is a 6-year-old Jack Russell Terrier from Stow , OH.
Lexi is a 1-year-old Boston Terrier from Stow , OH.
Sarah is a 2-year-old Mixed Breed from stow , OH.
Stow received initial care in Los Angeles, then was treated at San Francisco General from March to October of 2011.
Bryan Stow in attendance at World Series.
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In science:

As discussed in the Appendix of S07, the soft X-ray background is high in the direction of A3627. S09 developed a method to constrain the local X-ray background with the stowed background.
Every BCG with a strong radio AGN has an X-ray cool core: is the cool core - noncool core dichotomy too simple?
Extrapolating from Stowe’s model, we have endowed COMPERE with the pervasive goal of completing an incomplete item at any level of processing.
Having Your Cake and Eating It Too: Autonomy and Interaction in a Model of Sentence Processing
Osgood and Stowe developed a common generalization of Nehari’s criteria, and others, involving the curvature of a metric.
Univalence Criteria for Lifts of Harmonic Mappings to Minimal Surfaces
Stowe, A generalization of Nehari’s univalence criterion, Comm.
Univalence Criteria for Lifts of Harmonic Mappings to Minimal Surfaces
A normalization factor of ∼ 1.05 was applied to the exposure of this “stowed background” data in order to match its 10-12 keV count rate with that of Obs. 1586.
Chandra and XMM-Newton Detection of Large-scale Diffuse X-ray Emission from the Sombrero Galaxy
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