fill by packing tightly
"stow the cart"
to put something away in a compact and tidy manner
to put something away to store it in a space saving manner and over long time
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
to put away in some place; to hide; to lodge
to arrange anything compactly in; to fill, by packing closely; as, to stow a box, car, or the hold of a ship
Origin: [OE. stowen, fr. stowe a place, AS. stow; cf. Icel. eldsta fireplace, hearth, OFries. st, and E. stand. 163.]
Stow is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The town is located 21 miles west of Boston, in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. The population was 6,590 at the 2010 census.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stō, v.t. to place: to arrange: to fill by packing things in: (slang) to put away out of sight: to be silent about.—ns. Stow′age, act of placing in order: state of being laid up: room for articles to be laid away: money paid for stowing goods; Stow′away, one who hides himself in an outward-bound vessel in order to get a passage for nothing; Stow′down, the process of stowing down in a ship's hold; Stow′er, one who stows; Stow′ing, in mining, rubbish thrown into the cavities out of which the ore, coal, &c. have been taken. [M. E. stowen, to place—A.S. stów, a place; cf. Dut. stuwen, to stow, to push, Ger. stauen, to pack.]
stow, v.t. (Scot.) to cut off, crop.
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The numerical value of STOW in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of STOW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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