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Pronunciation : Stow
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. stowen, fr. stowe a place, AS. stow; cf. Icel. eldstoa fireplace, hearth, OFries. sto, and E. stand. *163.]
Definition : 1. To place or arrange in a compact mass; to put in its proper place, or in a suitable place; to pack; as, to stowbags, bales, or casks in a ship's hold; to stow hay in a mow; to stow sheaves. Some stow their oars, or stop the leaky sides. Dryden.

2. To put away in some place; to hide; to lodge. Foul thief! where hast thou stowed my daughter Shak.

3. To arrange anything compactly in; to fill, by packing closely; as, to stow a box, car, or the hold of a ship.

t. [imp. & p. p. Stowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Stowing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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