Origin of stem1
OTHER WORDS FROM stemstemless, adjectivestemlike, adjective
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How to use stem in a sentence
In some ways the emerging age of inheritance stems from the success Americans enjoyed over the past half century.Trustafarians Want to Tell You How to Live|Joel Kotkin|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The investigation stems from Dec. 2013 charges that 25 Russian diplomats allegedly tried to obtain fraudulent Medicaid benefits.Obamacare Covers Foreign Diplomats|Tim Mak|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps his reluctance stems from the fact that he has only tenuous connections to Hungary these days.In Hands of Hungarian Artist, Jewish Home Movies of the ’30s a Warning of Coming Holocaust|Daniel Genis|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Part of the apparent panic stems from the different ways countries disseminate their information.Europe’s Hidden Ebola Cases|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lack of love likely stems from DeMaio's silence on Proposition 8.No Shaking Sexual Harassment Allegations for Gay GOP House Hopeful|Olivia Nuzzi|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On certain of the stems the fertile cone appears and the spores are ripened about June, after which the process withers.
With the dispersal of the spores the cone shrivels up, and then the stems starts to send out green branches.
Sometimes the stems are quite bare; on other occasions they are partly branched; in any case the branches are short.
The flower stems on the American varieties are much longer than those of European tobaccos and also larger.
When these plants are full two feet high, the top of the stems are broken off, to make the leaves grow thicker and broader.
British Dictionary definitions for stem (1 of 3)
- the main upright timber or structure at the bow of a vessel
- the very forward end of a vessel (esp in the phrase from stem to stern)
Derived forms of stemstemlike, adjectivestemmer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stem (2 of 3)
Derived forms of stemstemmer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stem (3 of 3)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with stem
In addition to the idiom beginning with stem
- stem the tide
- stem to stern
- from soup to nuts (stem to stern)