Associations to the word «Stew»


STEW, noun. (obsolete) A cooking-dish used for boiling; a cauldron. [14th-17thc.]
STEW, noun. (now historical) A heated bath-room or steam-room; also, a hot bath. [from 14thc.]
STEW, noun. (archaic) A brothel. [from 14thc.]
STEW, noun. (obsolete) A prostitute.
STEW, noun. (uncountable) (countable) A dish cooked by stewing. [from 18thc.]
STEW, noun. (Sussex) A pool in which fish are kept in preparation for eating.
STEW, noun. (US) (regional) An artificial bed of oysters.
STEW, noun. (slang) A state of agitated excitement, worry, and/or confusion.
STEW, verb. (transitive or intransitive or ergative) To cook (food) by slowly boiling or simmering.
STEW, verb. (transitive) To brew (tea) for too long, so that the flavour becomes too strong.
STEW, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To suffer under uncomfortably hot conditions.
STEW, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To be in a state of elevated anxiety or anger.
STEW, noun. A steward or stewardess on an airplane.
STEW, proper noun. A diminutive of the male given name Stewart.
STEW IN ONE'S JUICES, verb. (idiomatic) To be alone and self-absorbed in an uncomfortable state of mind, especially while experiencing the unpleasant effects of one's own actions.
STEW IN ONE'S OWN BROTH, verb. Alternative form of stew in one's juices
STEW IN ONE'S OWN GREASE, verb. Alternative form of stew in one's juices
STEW IN ONE'S OWN JUICES, verb. Alternative form of stew in one's juices

Dictionary definition

STEW, noun. Agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams".
STEW, noun. Food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables.
STEW, verb. Be in a huff; be silent or sullen.
STEW, verb. Bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings.
STEW, verb. Cook slowly and for a long time in liquid; "Stew the vegetables in wine".

Wise words

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
Blaise Pascal