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[ stith-ee, stith-ee ]
/ ˈstɪð i, ˈstɪθ i /

noun, plural stith·ies.

an anvil.
a forge or smithy.

verb (used with object), stith·ied, stith·y·ing.

Obsolete. to forge.

Nearby words

stitch wheel, stitchery, stitching, stitchwork, stitchwort, stithy, stiver, stk, stk., stlg., stm

Origin of stithy

1250–1300; Middle English stithie, stethie < Old Norse stethi anvil Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stithy

  • Round the furnace in the centre of the stithy were twenty pairs of bellows, each serving a separate smelting oven.

    Stories from the Iliad|H. L. Havell
  • It may defy the best steel blade that was ever forged on Milan stithy to cut it asunder.

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

    The Pirate|Sir Walter Scott
  • "Welcome indeed she is, and honoured too," said the hospitable god, limping across the stithy with outstretched hands.

British Dictionary definitions for stithy


/ (ˈstɪðɪ) /

noun plural stithies

archaic, or dialect a forge or anvil

verb stithies, stithying or stithied

(tr) obsolete to forge on an anvil

Word Origin for stithy

C13: from Old Norse stedhi
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012