- 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)
Other definitions for stow (2 of 2)
How to use stow in a sentence
Compact enough to stow in a tote for most outings, the Bestie is durable and affordable.Perfect Presents for the Grand Adventurer on Your List|Gabriela Aoun and Joe Jackson|November 10, 2020|Outside Online
Silicone grippers in the front vents allow you to stow your shades, though I did have a hard time getting some sunglasses to fit securely.
After the sample is stowed safely, OSIRIS-REx will leave Bennu in March, and bring the sample back to Earth in 2023.OSIRIS-REx collected too much asteroid material and now some is floating away|Neel Patel|October 23, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The transparent glass roof panels are removable, and stow in the frunk.A First Look at the 2022 GMC Hummer EV (It's Awesome)|Wes Siler|October 21, 2020|Outside Online
If things look good, OSIRIS-REx will stow the sample and depart Bennu in the spring, to deliver the samples to Earth in 2023.OSIRIS-REx survived its touchdown on asteroid Bennu—now we wait to see if it got a sample|Neel Patel|October 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Animals that could fit in a pet carrier and be stowed according to train guidelines would be eligible for travel.
In February an illegally stowed gun discharged in an OSU dorm, sending a bullet through a wall.141st Annual Meeting: NRA Gets in Touch With Its Feminine Side|Michael Ames|April 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Once, Schmit asked Adam if he stowed a gun onboard the Quest.
The other caution is against incorrectly stowed overhead luggage.
We all lose when national treasures like Hillary Clinton are stowed away from our public eyes.
The pipe is then rolled up in its robe of fur, and stowed away in the lodge of its keeper until it is again required.
In the next few days they stowed some four thousand tons' dead weight into the Dimbula, and took her out from Liverpool.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
Of others, stowed in boxes when a ship was searched; with a bare chance of surviving their confinement.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
I sawed off the upper four feet carefully, and stowed the remainder back in the loft.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
When the mails were all safely stowed in the boat, some of the passengers that stood near by were called upon to follow.Rollo in Holland|Jacob Abbott