- a mug, usually earthenware, especially for beer.
- the quantity of beer or other liquid contained in a stein.
Origin of stein
1900–05; < German: literally, stone
[stahyn for 1, 3; shtahyn for 2]
- Gertrude,1874–1946, U.S. author in France.
- 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.
- William Howard,1911–80, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize in chemistry 1972.
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Examples from the Web for stein
Stein and Harry, almost always dressed completely in black, are shot walking down sidewalks, dark glasses fixed in place.
Stein and Harry were together from 1973 to 1989, and have remained close.
Solomon recounts a recurring Socratic dialogue between Robbins and Stein, Bock, and Harnick.The Strange Power of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
October 28, 2013
Is Stein opposed to Palestinian violence because it is violent, or because it is Palestinian?What's Wrong With the Discourse About Throwing Rocks?
August 9, 2013
Yes, as Stein should have said, it is real, but we are not really there.Insider Outsiders: How to Write About Greece and Italy
July 6, 2013
"Better at tree months,—we can always renew," said Stein, calmly.Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
I tried to do my duty by Stein, but I had also other matters to think of.
Said he was sure Mr. Stein did not mean him to keep me for nothing.
A present from Stein, it seems—in exchange for that ring, you know.
In this he was actuated by a sense of duty; he had to look after Stein's business, he said.
- an earthenware beer mug, esp of a German design
- the quantity contained in such a mug
German, literally: stone
- (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)
- (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)
- (stiːn) Jock, real name John. 1922–85, Scottish footballer and manager: managed Celtic (1965–78) and Scotland (1978–85)
Word Origin and History for stein
1855, from German Stein, shortened form of Steinkrug "stone jug," from Stein "stone" (see stone (n.)) + Krug "jug, jar."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Stein(stīn)William Howard 1911-1980
- American biochemist. He shared a 1972 Nobel Prize for pioneering studies of ribonuclease.