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Definitions of stem:

part of speech: noun

The prow of a ship: a curved piece of timber at the prow to which the two sides of a ship are united.

part of speech: verb transitive

To check; to make headway against; as, a boat stems the tide; to remove the stems from.

part of speech: past tense, past participle


part of speech: noun

The part of a tree between the ground and the branches: the little branch supporting the flower or fruit: a race or family: branch of a family.

part of speech: verb transitive

To cut, as with the stem: to resist or make progress against: to stop, to check:- pr. p. stemming; pa. t. and pa. p. stemmed.

part of speech: verb

To put a stop to; to resist; to make progress against, as a current.

part of speech: noun

The principal stalk or trunk of a tree or plant; the slender stalk that bears the leaves, fruit, etc.; any slender support, handle, etc., resembling the stem of a plant; as, the stem of a goblet; the part of a vessel's structure to which the sides are fastened at the bow; the prow; the part of an inflected word that does not change.

part of speech: present participle


part of speech: noun

The strong curved timber to which the two sides of a ship are united in front, the whole having a wedge- like appearance; the prow; from stem to stern, from the front to the back of a ship.

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