steem

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

steem (plural steems)

  1. (obsolete) A gleam of light; a flame.

Etymology 2[edit]

Aphetic form of esteem.

Noun[edit]

steem (plural steems)

  1. (obsolete) Value. [14th-16th c.]

Verb[edit]

steem (third-person singular simple present steems, present participle steeming, simple past and past participle steemed)

  1. (obsolete) To value, esteem. [16th-17th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.10:
      His life he steemed dearer than his friend […].