Stoor definition

(intransitive, UK dialectal) To rise up in clouds, as smoke, dust, etc.
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(UK dialectal) Dust in motion, hence also dust at rest.
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(Now chiefly dialectal) Great; large; strong; mighty.
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(Now chiefly dialectal) Stiff; hard; harsh.
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(Now chiefly dialectal, of people) Austere; harsh; severe; violent; turbulent.
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(Now chiefly dialectal, of the voice) Harsh; deep-toned.
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(intransitive, UK dialectal) To move; stir.
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(intransitive, UK dialectal) To move actively; keep stirring.
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(UK dialectal) To stir up, as liquor.
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(UK dialectal) To pour; pour leisurely out of any vessel held high.
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(UK dialectal) To sprinkle.
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(UK dialectal) Stir; bustle; agitation; contention.
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(UK dialectal) A gush of water.
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(UK dialectal) Spray.
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(UK dialectal) A sufficient quanitiy of yeast for brewing.
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Origin of stoor

  • From Middle English stoor, stour (“large, powerful”), from Old English stōr (“large, great, strong, violent”), from Proto-Germanic *stōraz, *stōrijaz (“great, big, strong”), from Proto-Indo-European *stār-, *stōr- (“big, thick, old”). Akin to Scots stour (“tall, large, great, stout”), Eastern Frisian stor (“great, many”), Low German stur (“large”), Dutch stoer (“tough, sturdy”), Danish and Swedish stor (“large, great”), Icelandic stór (“large, tall”), Polish stary (“old, ancient”). Compare also steer.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English storen, *sturien, from Old English *storian, variant of styrian (“to stir, move”), from Proto-Germanic *sturōną (“to turn, disturb”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)twer-, *(s)tur- (“to rotate, twirl, swirl, move”). Cognate with Dutch storen (“to disturb”), Middle Low German stören (“to stir”), German stören (“to disturb”), German dialectal sturen (“to poke, root”). Non-Germanic cognate include Albanian shtir (“to ford, wade across”). See stir.

    From Wiktionary