stime

[ stahym ]
/ staɪm /
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noun Scot., Irish English.

the smallest bit; a drop, taste, or glimpse.

Nearby words

  1. stilted,
  2. stilton,
  3. stilwell,
  4. stilyaga,
  5. stim,
  6. stimson,
  7. stimson, henry lewis,
  8. stimulant,
  9. stimulate,
  10. stimulated emission

Origin of stime

1250–1300; Middle English (Scots); perhaps < Old Norse skīmi a glimpse

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Examples from the Web for stime

  • Even with three wicks it gave but a stime of light, and never allowed the weaver to see more than the half of his loom at a time.

    Auld Licht Idylls|J. M. Barrie