stein

[stahyn]
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Origin of stein

1900–05; < German: literally, stone

Stein

[stahyn for 1, 3; shtahyn for 2]
noun
  1. Gertrude,1874–1946, U.S. author in France.
  2. Hein·rich Frie·drich Karl [hahyn-rikh free-drikh kahrl] /ˈhaɪn rɪx ˈfri drɪx kɑrl/, Baron vom und zum [fawm oo nt tsoo m] /fɔm ʊnt tsʊm/, 1757–1831, German statesman.
  3. William Howard,1911–80, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize in chemistry 1972.
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Examples from the Web for stein

Contemporary Examples of stein

Historical Examples of stein

  • "Better at tree months,—we can always renew," said Stein, calmly.

  • I tried to do my duty by Stein, but I had also other matters to think of.

    Lord Jim

    Joseph Conrad

  • Said he was sure Mr. Stein did not mean him to keep me for nothing.

    Lord Jim

    Joseph Conrad

  • A present from Stein, it seems—in exchange for that ring, you know.

    Lord Jim

    Joseph Conrad

  • In this he was actuated by a sense of duty; he had to look after Stein's business, he said.

    Lord Jim

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for stein

stein

noun
  1. an earthenware beer mug, esp of a German design
  2. the quantity contained in such a mug

Word Origin for stein

German, literally: stone

Stein

noun
  1. (staɪn) Gertrude. 1874–1946, US writer, resident in Paris (1903–1946). Her works include Three Lives (1908) and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933)
  2. (German ʃtain) Heinrich Friedrich Carl (ˈhainrɪç ˈfriːdrɪç karl), Baron Stein. 1757–1831, Prussian statesman, who contributed greatly to the modernization of Prussia and played a major role in the European coalition against Napoleon (1813–15)
  3. (stiːn) Jock, real name John. 1922–85, Scottish footballer and manager: managed Celtic (1965–78) and Scotland (1978–85)
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Word Origin and History for stein
n.

1855, from German Stein, shortened form of Steinkrug "stone jug," from Stein "stone" (see stone (n.)) + Krug "jug, jar."

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stein in Medicine

Stein

[stīn]William Howard 1911-1980
  1. American biochemist. He shared a 1972 Nobel Prize for pioneering studies of ribonuclease.
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