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Stem 1

Definition: Alt. of Steem

Stem 2

Definition: Alt. of Steem

Stem 3

Definition: 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 4

Definition: 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 5

Definition: The stock of a family; a race or generation of progenitors.

Stem 6

Definition: A branch of a family.

Stem 7

Definition: 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.

Stem 8

Definition: Fig.: An advanced or leading position; the lookout.

Stem 9

Definition: 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 10

Definition: That part of a plant which bears leaves, or rudiments of leaves, whether rising above ground or wholly subterranean.

Stem 11

Definition: The entire central axis of a feather.

Stem 12

Definition: The basal portion of the body of one of the Pennatulacea, or of a gorgonian.

Stem 13

Definition: The short perpendicular line added to the body of a note; the tail of a crotchet, quaver, semiquaver, etc.

Stem 14

Definition: The part of an inflected word which remains unchanged (except by euphonic variations) throughout a given inflection; theme; base.

Stem 15

Definition: 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 16

Definition: To ram, as clay, into a blasting hole.

Stem 17

Definition: 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 18

Definition: To move forward against an obstacle, as a vessel against a current.

stem 19

Definition: a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it

stem 20

Definition: front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"

stem 21

Definition: cylinder forming a long narrow part of something

stem 22

Definition: the tube of a tobacco pipe

stem 23

Definition: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"

stem 24

Definition: a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ

stem 25

Definition: remove the stem from; "for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"

stem 26

Definition: stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "them the tide"

stem 27

Definition: grow out of, have roots in, originate in; "The increase in the national debt stems from the last war"

stem 28

Definition: cause to point inward; "stem your skis"


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