- British Dialect.
- tumult; confusion.
- a storm.
- British Dialect. blowing dust or a deposit of dust.
- Archaic. armed combat; battle.
- British Dialect. a time of tumult.
Origin of stour
Examples from the Web for stour
It is the dividing line between the basins of the Medway and the Stour.The Old Road
I have wandered through these Dedham fields by the banks of the Stour.The Early Life of Mark Rutherford
For we said that we would all die together if needs must; and verily the stour was hard.The Roots of the Mountains
He's our leading antiquarian, and knows more about the Stour Valley than any one else.Kathleen
The principal rivers are the Stour, the Frome, and the Piddle.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
Scot stoor (stuːr)
- turmoil or conflict
- dust; a cloud of dust
- Also called: Great Stour a river in S England, in Kent, rising in the Weald and flowing N to the North Sea: separates the Isle of Thanet from the mainland
- any of several smaller rivers in England
Word Origin and History for stour
c.1300, "armed conflict, struggle with adversity or pain," from Anglo-French estur, from Old French estour, from Proto-Germanic *sturmoz "storm" (see storm). Became obsolete, revived by Spenser and his followers in various senses; also surviving as a Scottish and Northern English word meaning "a (driving) storm" or "uproar, commotion."