- tumult; confusion.
- a storm.
Origin of stour
Examples from the Web for stour
The principal rivers are the Stour, the Frome, and the Piddle.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
For we said that we would all die together if needs must; and verily the stour was hard.The Roots of the Mountains|William Morris
He landed in the same neighbourhood as before, and advanced 12 miles inland to the river Stour before meeting with the islanders.The Towns of Roman Britain|James Oliver Bevan
Whatever came in their way, both stone and stour,16 they went right through it, and there was neither sound nor shriek.Weird Tales from Northern Seas|Jonas Lie
Blandford St. Mary is the suburb on the west side of the Stour.Wanderings in Wessex|Edric Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for stour (1 of 2)
Scot stoor (stuːr)
noun Scot and Northern English dialect
Word Origin for stour
British Dictionary definitions for stour (2 of 2)
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."