root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical(noun)
(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
"thematic vowels are part of the stem"
a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
the tube of a tobacco pipe
bow, fore, prow, stem(noun)
front part of a vessel or aircraft
"he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
stem turn, stem(verb)
a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it
grow out of, have roots in, originate in
"The increase in the national debt stems from the last war"
cause to point inward
"stem your skis"
stem, stanch, staunch, halt(verb)
stop the flow of a liquid
"staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide"
remove the stem from
"for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"
alt. of Steem
alt. of Steem
the principal body of a tree, shrub, or plant, of any kind; the main stock; the part which supports the branches or the head or top
a little branch which connects a fruit, flower, or leaf with a main branch; a peduncle, pedicel, or petiole; as, the stem of an apple or a cherry
the stock of a family; a race or generation of progenitors
a branch of a family
a curved piece of timber to which the two sides of a ship are united at the fore end. The lower end of it is scarfed to the keel, and the bowsprit rests upon its upper end. Hence, the forward part of a vessel; the bow
fig.: An advanced or leading position; the lookout
anything resembling a stem or stalk; as, the stem of a tobacco pipe; the stem of a watch case, or that part to which the ring, by which it is suspended, is attached
that part of a plant which bears leaves, or rudiments of leaves, whether rising above ground or wholly subterranean
the entire central axis of a feather
the basal portion of the body of one of the Pennatulacea, or of a gorgonian
the short perpendicular line added to the body of a note; the tail of a crotchet, quaver, semiquaver, etc
the part of an inflected word which remains unchanged (except by euphonic variations) throughout a given inflection; theme; base
to remove the stem or stems from; as, to stem cherries; to remove the stem and its appendages (ribs and veins) from; as, to stem tobacco leaves
to ram, as clay, into a blasting hole
to oppose or cut with, or as with, the stem of a vessel; to resist, or make progress against; to stop or check the flow of, as a current
to move forward against an obstacle, as a vessel against a current
Origin: [Either from stem, n., or akin to stammer; cf. G. stemmen to press against.]
The stem is the component on a bicycle that connects the handlebars to the steerer tube of the bicycle fork. Sometimes called a goose neck, a stem's design belongs to either a quill or threadless system, and each system is compatible with respective headset and fork designs: ⁕Quill: the stem inserts into the steerer tube which is threaded and which does not extend above the headset. ⁕Threadless: the stem clamps around the steerer tube which is not threaded and which extends above the headset.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stem, n. the ascending axis of a plant, which usually bears leaves and flowers, and maintains communication between the roots and the leaves: the little branch supporting the flower or fruit: a race or family: branch of a family.—n. Stem′-leaf, a leaf growing from the stem.—adj. Stem′less (bot.), wanting a stem, or having it so little developed as to seem to be wanting.—ns. Stem′let, a little or young stem; Stem′ma, a pedigree or family tree: an ocellus.—adjs. Stem′matous; Stemmed. [A.S. stæfn, stefn, stemn, from stæf, a staff; Ger. stab.]
stem, n. the prow of a ship: a curved piece of timber at the prow to which the two sides of a ship are united.—v.t. to cut, as with the stem: to resist or make progress against: to stop, to check:—pr.p. stem′ming; pa.t. and pa.p. stemmed.—From stem to stern, from one end of a vessel to the other: completely, throughout. [Same word as above.]
Stem, Inc. (fka Powergetics), a San Francisco-based developer of an integrated cloud energy optimization solution. Led by Brian Thompson, Founder and CEO, Stem is developing a new service which leverages real time data, cloud-based predictive analytics, state of the art energy storage, and value added services to help businesses optimize their energy use.
What does STEM stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the STEM acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'STEM' in Nouns Frequency: #2429
Rank popularity for the word 'STEM' in Verbs Frequency: #897
The numerical value of STEM in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of STEM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.
If our actions stem from honesty, kindness, caring, and vision, then no matter what the result of our efforts, we have added something of value to our souls and to the world.
You have the message and then you have the little stem that holds it up. The message can change but the stem is the same, and this peptide targets the stem of the hemagglutinin, that's why it's very efficient.
Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.
This is the future of health care, using your own stem cells to fix problems, not drugs, but clinics that make over-the-top claims that a single stem-cell therapy will cure ALS or Parkinson’s or other diseases raise huge safety and ethical concerns. It gives the whole field a black eye.
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Translations for STEM
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- kmen, pocházetCzech
- Vorsteven, Notenhals, Wortstamm, Stängel, Stamm, Stiel, Vordersteven, abstammen, herrühren, hemmen, stammen, kommen, aufhaltenGerman
- κοτσάνι, θέμα, μίσχος, σταματώGreek
- tallo, raíz, arrancar, venir, proceder, descenderSpanish
- ساقه, ستاکPersian
- runko, varsi, vartalo, lehtiruoti, kukkavana, kokkapuu, jalka, kukkavarsi, steevi, vana, keulavannas, kanta, pystyviiva, periytyä, aurata, johtua, seisauttaa, polveutua, aiheutua, tyrehdyttää, olla peräisin, padotaFinnish
- radical, tige, racine, étrave, découler, équeuter, arrêter, provenir, résulterFrench
- törzs, szótő, szár, tő, igető, származik, megakaszt, szártalanít, leállít, fékez, ered, meggátol, szárától megfoszt, elállítHungarian
- prua, stelo, ceppo, asta, radicale, picciolo, tronco, peduncolo, radice, gambo, fusto, gamba, tema, discendere, derivare, arrestareItalian
- 幹, 柄, 軸, 語幹, 茎, シュテム, 発端とする, 堰止める, ステムJapanese
- stiebrs, stumbrsLatvian
- tātā, tā, tōtōMāori
- основа, дршка, страк, стебло, потекнуваMacedonian
- stengel, forårsakeNorwegian
- steel, stam, grondwoord, voorsteven, stengel, hinderen, stelpen, stoppenDutch
- framstamn, stengelNorwegian Nynorsk
- temat, rdzeń, wywodzić się, tamowaćPolish
- raiz, caule, originar, descender, derivarPortuguese
- trunchi, peduncul, picior, coadă, tulpinăRomanian
- ножка, стержень, цветоножка, форштевень, стебель, черенок, нос, ствол, основа, плодоножка, происходить, препятствовать, задерживать, произойти, оказывать сопротивление, отделять, противиться, тормозить плугомRussian
- prova, stonka, koreň, steblo, pochádzať, byť zapríčinený, koreniť, byť sposobenýSlovak
- notskaft, stäv, stjälk, stam, förstäv, ordstam, stämma, ta, hejda, härstamma, ploga, härröra, dämma, ut, hindra, härleda, stoppaSwedish
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