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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