[ stoo r ]
/ stʊər /


British Dialect.
  1. tumult; confusion.
  2. a storm.
British Dialect. blowing dust or a deposit of dust.
Archaic. armed combat; battle.
British Dialect. a time of tumult.

Origin of stour

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French estour battle < Germanic; akin to storm Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stour (1 of 2)


Scot stoor (stuːr)

/ (staʊə) /

noun Scot and Northern English dialect

turmoil or conflict
dust; a cloud of dust

Word Origin for stour

C14: from Old French estour armed combat, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German sturm storm

British Dictionary definitions for stour (2 of 2)

/ (staʊə) /


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
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