stews

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stew \Stew\, noun [Cf. {Stow}.]

1. A small pond or pool where fish are kept for the table; a vivarium. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Chaucer. Evelyn.

2. An artificial bed of oysters. [Local, U.S.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stew \Stew\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Stewed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stewing}.] [OE. stuven, OF. estuver, F. ['e]tuver, fr. OF. estuve, F. ['e]tuve, a sweating house, a room heated for a bath; probably of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. stove. See {Stove}, and cf. {Stive} to stew.] To boil slowly, or with the simmering or moderate heat; to seethe; to cook in a little liquid, over a gentle fire, without boiling; as, to stew meat; to stew oysters; to stew apples.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stew \Stew\, verb (used without an object) To be seethed or cooked in a slow, gentle manner, or in heat and moisture.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stew \Stew\, noun [OE. stue, stuwe, OF. estuve. See {Stew}, verb (used with an object)]

1. A place of stewing or seething; a place where hot bathes are furnished; a hothouse. [Obs.]

As burning Aetna from his boiling stew Doth belch out flames. --Spenser.

The Lydians were inhibited by Cyrus to use any armor, and give themselves to baths and stews. --Abp. Abbot.

2. A brothel; -- usually in the plural. --Bacon. South.

There be that hate harlots, and never were at the stews. --Aschman.

3. A prostitute. [Obs.] --Sir A. Weldon.

4. A dish prepared by stewing; as, a stewof pigeons.

5. A state of agitating excitement; a state of worry; confusion; as, to be in a stew. [Colloq.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

stew

noun

1: agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams" [syn: {fret}, {stew}, {sweat}, {lather}, {swither}]

2: food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables

verb

1: be in a huff; be silent or sullen [syn: {grizzle}, {brood}, {stew}]

2: bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings [syn: {stew}, {grudge}]

3: cook slowly and for a long time in liquid; "Stew the vegetables in wine"


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