to put (cargo, provisions, etc.) in the places intended for them.
to put (sails, spars, gear, etc.) in the proper place or condition when not in use.
to put in a place or receptacle, as for storage or reserve; pack: He stowed the potatoes in our cellar.
to fill (a place or receptacle) by packing: to stow a carton with books.
to have or afford room for; hold.
Slang. to stop; break off: Stow it! Stow the talk!
to put away, as in a safe or convenient place (often followed by away).
to lodge or quarter.
stow away, to conceal oneself aboard a ship or other conveyance in order to obtain free transportation or to elude pursuers.
- stow·a·ble, adjective
- re·stow, verb (used with object)
Other definitions for Stow (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for stow (1 of 2)
(often foll by away) to pack or store
to fill by packing
nautical to pack or put away (cargo, sails and other gear, etc)
to have enough room for
(usually imperative) British slang to cease from: stow your noise!; stow it!
British Dictionary definitions for Stow (2 of 2)
John. 1525–1605, English antiquary, noted for his Survey of London and Westminster (1598; 1603)
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