Associations to the word «Stern»

Wiktionary

STERN, adjective. Having a hardness and severity of nature or manner.
STERN, adjective. Grim and forbidding in appearance.
STERN, noun. (nautical) The rear part or after end of a ship or vessel.
STERN, noun. (figurative) The post of management or direction.
STERN, noun. The hinder part of anything.
STERN, noun. The tail of an animal; now used only of the tail of a dog.
STERN, noun. A bird, the black tern.
STERN CHASER, noun. A gun or cannon mounted on the stern of a ship for firing at a pursuing vessel.
STERN CHASERS, noun. Plural of stern chaser

Dictionary definition

STERN, noun. The rear part of a ship.
STERN, noun. United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920).
STERN, noun. The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?".
STERN, adjective. Of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face".
STERN, adjective. Not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty; "grim determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern demands of parenthood".
STERN, adjective. Severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards".
STERN, adjective. Severely simple; "a stark interior".

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