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Stem 1Definition: Alt. of Steem
Stem 2Definition: Alt. of Steem
Stem 3Definition: The principal body of a tree, shrub, or plant, of any kind; the main stock; the part which
supports the branches or the head or top.
Stem 4Definition: A little branch which
connects a fruit, flower, or leaf with a main branch; a peduncle, pedicel, or petiole; as, the stem of an apple or a cherry.
Stem 5Definition: The stock of a family; a race or generation of
Stem 6Definition: A branch of a family.
Stem 7Definition: A curved piece of timber to which the two
sides of a ship are united at the fore end. The lower end of it is scarfed to the keel, and the bowsprit
rests upon its upper end. Hence, the forward part of a vessel; the bow.
Fig.: An advanced or leading position; the lookout.
Stem 9Definition: Anything resembling a stem or stalk; as, the stem of a tobacco pipe; the stem of a watch case, or that part to which the ring, by which it is suspended, is attached.
Stem 10Definition: That part of a plant which
bears leaves, or
rudiments of leaves, whether rising above ground or wholly subterranean.
Stem 11Definition: The entire central axis of a feather.
Stem 12Definition: The basal portion of the body of one of the Pennatulacea, or of a gorgonian.
Stem 13Definition: The short perpendicular line added to the body of a note; the tail of a crotchet, quaver, semiquaver,
Stem 14Definition: The part of an inflected word which
remains unchanged (except by euphonic
variations) throughout a given inflection; theme; base.
Stem 15Definition: To remove the stem or
stems from; as, to stem
cherries; to remove the stem and its
appendages (ribs and
veins) from; as, to stem tobacco leaves.
Stem 16Definition: To ram, as clay, into a blasting hole.
Stem 17Definition: To oppose or cut with, or as with, the stem of a vessel; to resist, or make progress against; to stop or check the flow of, as a current.
Stem 18Definition: To move forward against an obstacle, as a vessel against a current.
stem 19Definition: a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it
stem 20Definition: front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
stem 21Definition: cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
stem 22Definition: the tube of a tobacco pipe
stem 23Definition: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic
vowels are part of the stem"
stem 24Definition: a slender or elongated structure that
supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
stem 25Definition: remove the stem from; "for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"
stem 26Definition: stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "them the tide"
stem 27Definition: grow out of, have roots in, originate in; "The increase in the national debt
stems from the last war"
stem 28Definition: cause to point inward; "stem your skis"