Definition of


  1. (verb, contact) fill by packing tightly

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Alternate forms of Stow

Derivations: stowage, stowing

Hypernyms: pack

Origin of the word Stow

  1. c.1300, verb use of O.E. noun stow "a place" (common in place names) from P.Gmc. *stowijanan (cf. O.Fris. sto "place," M.L.G., M.Du., Du. stouwen "to stow," O.H.G. stouwen "to stop, check," Ger. stauen "to stow"), from PIE *stau-, from base *sta- "to stand" (cf. O.C.S. stavljo "to place," Lith. stoviu "to sta… more

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