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It Has 4 letters ( s t e m )         1 vowels ( e )         3 consonants ( s t m )         Word on the contrary mets

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* enPR: stĕm, IPA(key): /stɛm/ * Rhymes: -ɛm

  • enPR: stĕm, IPA(key): /stɛm/
  • Rhymes: -ɛm

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English - Etymology 1

Old English _stemn_, _stefn_ (“stem, trunk (of a tree)”), from Proto-Germanic _*stamniz_. NOUN STEM (_plural_ STEMS) * The stock of a family; a race or generation of progenitors. * Milton all that are of noble STEM * Herbert While I do pray, learn here thy STEM / And true descent. * A branch of a family. * Shakespeare This is a STEM / Of that victorious stock. * An advanced or leading position; the lookout. * Fuller Wolsey sat at the STEM more than twenty years. * (botany) The above-ground stalk (_technically_ axis) of a vascular plant, and certain anatomically similar, below-ground organs such as rhizomes, bulbs, tubers, and corms. * Sir Walter Raleigh After they are shot up thirty feet in length, they spread a very large top, having no bough nor twig in the trunk or the STEM. * A slender supporting member of an individual part of a plant such as a flower or a leaf; also, by analogy, the shaft of a feather. _the STEM of an apple or a cherry_ * A narrow part on certain man-made objects, such as a wine glass, a tobacco pipe, a spoon. * (linguistics) The main part of an uninflected word to which affixes may be added to form inflections of the word. A stem often has a more fundamental root. Systematic conjugations and declensions derive from their stems. * (typography) A vertical stroke of a letter. * (music) A vertical stroke of a symbol representing a note in written music. * (nautical) The vertical or nearly vertical forward extension of the keel, to which the forward ends of the planks or strakes are attached. DERIVED TERMS TRANSLATIONS VERB STEM (_third-person singular simple present_ STEMS, _present participle_ STEMMING, _simple past and past participle_ STEMMED) * To remove the stem from. _to STEM cherries; to STEM tobacco leaves_ * To be caused or derived; to originate. _The current crisis STEMS from the short-sighted politics of the previous government._ * To descend in a family line. * To direct the stem (of a ship) against; to make headway against. * (obsolete) To hit with the stem of a ship; to ram. * 1596, Edmund Spenser, _The Faerie Queene_, IV.ii: As when two warlike Brigandines at sea, / With murdrous weapons arm'd to cruell fight, / Doe meete together on the watry lea, / They STEMME ech other with so fell despight, / That with the shocke of their owne heedlesse might, / Their wooden ribs are shaken nigh a sonder […] * To ram (clay, etc.) into a blasting hole. TRANSLATIONS

Old English stemn, stefn (stem, trunk (of a tree)), from Proto-Germanic *stamniz.

Noun

stem (plural stems)

  1. The stock of a family; a race or generation of progenitors.
  2. A branch of a family.
  3. An advanced or leading position; the lookout.
  4. (botany) The above-ground stalk (technically axis) of a vascular plant, and certain anatomically similar, below-ground organs such as rhizomes, bulbs, tubers, and corms.
  5. A slender supporting member of an individual part of a plant such as a flower or a leaf; also, by analogy, the shaft of a feather.
    the stem of an apple or a cherry
  6. A narrow part on certain man-made objects, such as a wine glass, a tobacco pipe, a spoon.
  7. (linguistics) The main part of an uninflected word to which affixes may be added to form inflections of the word. A stem often has a more fundamental root. Systematic conjugations and declensions derive from their stems.
  8. (typography) A vertical stroke of a letter.
  9. (music) A vertical stroke of a symbol representing a note in written music.
  10. (nautical) The vertical or nearly vertical forward extension of the keel, to which the forward ends of the planks or strakes are attached.
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Verb

stem (third-person singular simple present stems, present participle stemming, simple past and past participle stemmed)

  1. To remove the stem from.
    to stem cherries; to stem tobacco leaves
  2. To be caused or derived; to originate.
    The current crisis stems from the short-sighted politics of the previous government.
  3. To descend in a family line.
  4. To direct the stem (of a ship) against; to make headway against.
  5. (obsolete) To hit with the stem of a ship; to ram.
  6. To ram (clay, etc.) into a blasting hole.
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Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

From Old Norse _stemma_ (“to stop, stem, dam”) (whence Danish _stemme_/_stæmme_ (“to stem, dam up”)), from Proto-Germanic _*stammijaną_. Cognate with German _stemmen_, Middle Dutch _stemmen_, _stempen_; compare _stammer_. VERB STEM (_third-person singular simple present_ STEMS, _present participle_ STEMMING, _simple past and past participle_ STEMMED) * To stop, hinder (for instance, a river or blood). _to STEM a tide_ * Denham [They] STEM the flood with their erected breasts. * Alexander Pope STEMMED the wild torrent of a barbarous age. * (skiing) To move the feet apart and point the tips of the skis inward in order to slow down the speed or to facilitate a turn. SYNONYMS * (to originate, stem from): to be due to, to arise from * See also Wikisaurus:hinder TRANSLATIONS

From Old Norse stemma (to stop, stem, dam) (whence Danish stemme/stæmme (to stem, dam up)), from Proto-Germanic *stammijaną. Cognate with German stemmen, Middle Dutch stemmen, stempen; compare stammer.

Verb

stem (third-person singular simple present stems, present participle stemming, simple past and past participle stemmed)

  1. To stop, hinder (for instance, a river or blood).
    to stem a tide
  2. (skiing) To move the feet apart and point the tips of the skis inward in order to slow down the speed or to facilitate a turn.
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Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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English - Etymology 3

NOUN STEM (_plural_ STEMS) * alternative form of _steem_

Noun

stem (plural stems)

  1. alternative form of steem

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English - External Links

* stem in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * stem in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911 * “stem” in Douglas Harper, _Online Etymology Dictionary_ (2001).

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English - Anagrams

* Mets

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Afrikaans - Etymology

From Dutch _stem_ (noun) and _stemmen_ (verb).

From Dutch stem (noun) and stemmen (verb).

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Afrikaans - Noun

STEM (_plural_ STEMME) * vote

stem (plural stemme)

  1. vote

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Afrikaans - Verb

STEM (_present_ STEM, _present participle_ STEMMENDE, _past participle_ GESTEM) * to vote

stem (present stem, present participle stemmende, past participle gestem)

  1. to vote

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Dutch - Etymology

From Old Dutch _*stemma_, from Proto-Germanic _*stebnō_, _*stamnijō_. Under influence of Latin _vox_ (“voice, word”), it acquired the now obsolete sense of "word".

From Old Dutch *stemma, from Proto-Germanic *stebnō, *stamnijō. Under influence of Latin vox (voice, word), it acquired the now obsolete sense of "word".

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Dutch - Pronunciation

* Rhymes: -ɛm * IPA(key): /stɛm/

  • Rhymes: -ɛm
  • IPA(key): /stɛm/

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Dutch - Noun

STEM f (_plural_ STEMMEN, _diminutive_ STEMMETJE n) * voice * vote * (obsolete) word

stem f (plural stemmen, diminutive stemmetje n)

  1. voice
  2. vote
  3. (obsolete) word

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Dutch - Verb

STEM * first-person singular present indicative of _stemmen_ * imperative of _stemmen_

stem

  1. first-person singular present indicative of stemmen
  2. imperative of stemmen

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Dutch - Anagrams

* mest, mets

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Latin - Verb

STEM * first-person singular present active subjunctive of _stō_

stem

  1. first-person singular present active subjunctive of stō

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Norwegian Bokmål - Verb

STEM * imperative of _stemme_

stem

  1. imperative of stemme

Which the in categoryTOK PISIN - ETYMOLOGY
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Tok Pisin - Etymology

From English _stamp_.

From English stamp.

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Tok Pisin - Noun

STEM * stamp

stem

  1. stamp


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