- 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
It will rely heavily on its thermal protection system, including a front heat shield and backshell heat shield, to stop hot flow from damaging the rover stowed inside.‘7 Minutes of Terror’: The Technology Perseverance Will Need to Survive Landing on Mars|Chris James|February 18, 2021|Singularity Hub
The worker, who stows products as they come into the warehouse from brands and third-party merchants that sell on Amazon’s marketplace, said no one among her family and friends had the virus.Amazon’s anti-union blitz stalks Alabama warehouse workers everywhere, even the bathroom|Jay Greene|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
A wet bag is not only great for storage, but it’s the best place to stow away anything that gets soiled or wet throughout the day without getting anything else dirty in the process.
What’s more, the 18-inch-wide brush folds down so that it occupies less space when it’s stowed in your vehicle.
Many may find the ease and convenience of items sitting on the counter more favorable to stowing appliances away to reduce clutter.
Others are essentially pocketing the cash, stowing it in rainy-day funds or using it to cope with higher spending requirements.The Return of State Surpluses Could Point to More Growth to Come|Daniel Gross|April 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the grips of existentialist angst, investors decided to sell stocks and start stowing money under their mattresses.
Digby began undressing, and stowing his clothes away at the head of his bed, so that they could not be removed, jumped into bed.Digby Heathcote|W.H.G. Kingston
Stowing our supplies away, we bade good-by to our friends, and started up the river with a fair wind.
The stowing away of her wardrobe taxed to the utmost the ingenuity of her maid.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
The horse could carry both him and the machine, providing he used judgment in stowing the Comet on the animal's back.Motor Matt's Daring, or, True to His Friends|Stanley R. Matthews
"We've got to take care of the man, Carl," returned Matt, closing the silk bag and stowing it carefully in his pocket.Motor Matt's Mystery|Stanley R. Matthews