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Stow

[stoh]
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noun
  1. a city in NE Ohio.
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British Dictionary definitions for stow's

stow

verb (tr)
  1. (often foll by away) to pack or store
  2. to fill by packing
  3. nautical to pack or put away (cargo, sails and other gear, etc)
  4. to have enough room for
  5. (usually imperative) British slang to cease fromstow your noise!; stow it!

Word Origin

Old English stōwian to keep, hold back, from stōw a place; related to Old High German stouwen to accuse, Gothic stōjan to judge, Old Slavonic staviti to place

Stow

noun
  1. John. 1525–1605, English antiquary, noted for his Survey of London and Westminster (1598; 1603)
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Word Origin and History for stow's

stow

v.

c.1300, verbal use of Old English noun stow "a place" (common in place names) from Proto-Germanic *stowijanan (cf. Old Frisian sto "place," Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch stouwen "to stow," Old High German stouwen "to stop, check," German stauen "to stow"), from PIE *stau-, from root *sta- "to stand" (cf. Old Church Slavonic stavljo "to place," Lithuanian stoviu "to stand;" see stet). The nautical sense of "put away to be stored, pack" (1550s) was enforced by Dutch stouwen "to cram, pack up close." Related: Stowed; stowing.

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