[ steer ]
/ stɪər /


a cubic meter equivalent to 35.315 cubic feet or 1.3080 cubic yards, used to measure cordwood. Abbreviation: st

Origin of stere

1790–1800; < French stère < Greek stereós solid

Definition for stere (2 of 2)


a combining form borrowed from Greek, where it meant “solid”, used with reference to hardness, solidity, three-dimensionality in the formation of compound words: stereochemistry; stereogram; stereoscope.
Also especially before a vowel, stere-.

Origin of stereo-

From the Greek word stereós Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stere (1 of 2)


/ (stɪə) /


a unit used to measure volumes of stacked timber equal to one cubic metre (35.315 cubic feet)

Word Origin for stere

C18: from French stère, from Greek stereos solid

British Dictionary definitions for stere (2 of 2)


sometimes before a vowel stere-

combining form

indicating three-dimensional quality or soliditystereoscope

Word Origin for stereo-

from Greek stereos solid
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Medicine definitions for stere



Solid; solid body:stereotropism.
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