- to put (cargo, provisions, etc.) in the places intended for them.
- to put (sails, spars, gear, etc.) in the proper place or condition when not in use.
Origin of stow
OTHER WORDS FROM stowstow·a·ble, adjectivere·stow, verb (used with object)
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How to use stow in a sentence
In college, at the small Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, the seeds stowed since her childhood Boundary Waters journey came roaring back to life.Emily Ford Hiked 1,200 Miles in the Dead of Winter|Grayson Haver Currin|May 4, 2021|Outside Online
Lily can rest her head on the packages of softgoods stowed on the back seat.Renting a vacation home for the first time? Don’t take anything for granted.|Candyce H. Stapen|April 22, 2021|Washington Post
He attempted to stow away on a ship bound for Britain, but he was caught and sent to jail for 10 weeks, he said.Man seeks pals he once persuaded to ship him around the world in a crate|Cathy Free|April 16, 2021|Washington Post
When the season is over and you’re stowing away your beacon, pop out the batteries to prevent corrosion.
Because it’s foldable, this unit is perfect for stowing in a bag and pulling out to assist in clearing trails or preparing areas for camp.Best ice pick: A versatile winter tool for camping and more|PopSci Commerce Team|February 25, 2021|Popular-Science
The $9 “Priority Boarding” fee on Delta so you can “stow your bags without hassle”?Those Awful Airline Fees From United, American, Delta, and the Rest Add Up|William J. McGee|August 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Mrs. Ford would have politely told her critics to stow it, though she might have agreed with them on a thing or two.
No craft like the Grampus could work through a floe, What knots she could run, and what tons she could stow!The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
He must have lost his nerve when he made out your smoke and shinnied up there to stow away, taking the ship's papers with him.
The hardest part of a Leigh fisherman's life Jack had not yet encountered, for boys are seldom taken stow-boating.
Stow-boating is really sprat catching, and no one can exactly explain the meaning of the term.
This being settled the lads proceeded to put things straight and stow away their portmanteaus.