[ stith-ee, stith-ee ]

noun,plural stith·ies.
  1. an anvil.

  2. a forge or smithy.

verb (used with object),stith·ied, stith·y·ing.
  1. Obsolete. to forge.

Origin of stithy

1250–1300; Middle English stithie,stethie<Old Norse stethi anvil

Words Nearby stithy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use stithy in a sentence

  • This he in turn banged down on the anvil—stithy he called it—and beat into shape.

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  • “The iron was never forged on stithy that would hauld her,” said the old maid-servant.

    The Pirate | Sir Walter Scott
  • More true metal, rough from the Mimer-stithy, than in many a famed Greek Mythus shaped far better!

    Heroes and Hero Worship | Thomas Carlyle
  • These were sparks from his great stithy, but a man of industry and talent might have shown them proudly as a lifetime's labour.

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  • It may defy the best steel blade that was ever forged on Milan stithy to cut it asunder.

British Dictionary definitions for stithy


/ (ˈstɪðɪ) /

nounplural stithies
  1. archaic, or dialect a forge or anvil

verbstithies, stithying or stithied
  1. (tr) obsolete to forge on an anvil

Origin of stithy

C13: from Old Norse stedhi

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