stow

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See also: Stow and -stow

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English stowe, from Old English stōw(a place, spot, locality, site), from Proto-Germanic *stōwō(a place, stowage), from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂-(to stand, place, put). Cognate with Old Frisian stō(place), Icelandic stó(fireplace). See also -stow.

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stow (plural stows)

  1. (rare) A place.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English stowen, stawen, stewen, from Old English stōwian(to hold back, restrain), from Proto-Germanic *stōwōną, *stōwijaną(to stow, dam up), from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂-(to stand, place). Cognate with Dutch stuwen, stouwen(to stow), Low German stauen(to blin, halt, hinder), German stauen(to halt, hem in, stow, pack), Danish stuve(to stow), Swedish stuva(to stow).

Verb[edit]

stow (third-person singular simple present stows, present participle stowing, simple past and past participle stowed)

  1. To put something away in a compact and tidy manner.
  2. To put something away, to store it in a space-saving manner and over a long time.
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stow f (nominative plural stōwa)

  1. a place

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