Stow meaning

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To store for future use.

Stowed carrots and potatoes in the root cellar.

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To put something away to store it in a space saving manner and over long time.
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(slang) To refrain from; stop.
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To provide lodging for; quarter.
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To pack or store away; esp., to pack in an orderly, compact way.
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To fill by packing in an orderly way.
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To hold or receive.
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(obs.) To provide lodging for.
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(slang) To stop; cease.

Stow the chatter!

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(rare) A place.
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To put something away in a compact and tidy manner.
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stow away
  • to put or hide away, as in a safe place
  • to be a stowaway
  • to consume (food or drink), esp. in large amounts
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of stow

  • Middle English stowen from stowe place from Old English stōw stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English stowen, stawen, stewen, from Old English stōwian (“to hold back, restrain"), from Proto-Germanic *stōwōnÄ…, *stōwijanÄ… (“to stow, dam up"), from Proto-Indo-European *stehâ‚‚- (“to stand, place"). Cognate with Dutch stuwen, stouwen (“to stow"), Low German stauen (“to blin, halt, hinder"), German stauen (“to halt, hem in, stow, pack"), Danish stuve (“to stow"), Swedish stuva (“to stow").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English stowe, from Old English stōw (“a place, spot, locality, site"), from Proto-Germanic *stōwō (“a place, stowage"), from Proto-Indo-European *stehâ‚‚- (“to stand, place, put"). Cognate with Old Frisian stō (“place"), Icelandic stó (“fireplace"). See also -stow.

    From Wiktionary