From Middle English stowe, from Old English stÅw (“a place, spot, locality, site"), from Proto-Germanic *stÅwÅ (“a place, stowage"), from Proto-Indo-European *stehâ‚‚- (“to stand, place, put"). Cognate with Old Frisian stÅ (“place"), Icelandic stÃ³ (“fireplace"). See also -stow.
(third-person singular simple present stows, present participle stowing, simple past and past participle stowed)
- to put something away in a compact and tidy manner
- to put something away to store it in a space saving manner and over long time
From Middle English stowen, stawen, stewen, from Old English stÅwian (“to hold back, restrain"), from Proto-Germanic *stÅwÅnÄ…, *stÅwijanÄ… (“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").