Definitions for STOWstoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to put away in an orderly fashion.

  2. to put away for future use.

  3. to fill; load:

    to stow a carton with books.

  4. to have room for; hold.

  5. Slang. to stop; break off:

    Stow the talk.

    Category: Status (usage)

  6. to lodge; house.

  7. stow away, to conceal oneself aboard a conveyance as a means of getting free transportation.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Origin of stow:

1300–50; ME; OE stōwigan to keep, hold back, der. of stōw place; akin to ON eldstō fireplace, Go stojan to judge


Princeton's WordNet

  1. stow(verb)

    fill by packing tightly

    "stow the cart"


  1. stow(Noun)

    A place.

  2. stow(Verb)

    to put something away in a compact and tidy manner

  3. stow(Verb)

    to put something away to store it in a space saving manner and over long time

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stow(verb)

    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

  2. Stow(verb)

    to put away in some place; to hide; to lodge

  3. Stow(verb)

    to arrange anything compactly in; to fill, by packing closely; as, to stow a box, car, or the hold of a ship


  1. Stow

    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.

Translations for STOW

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to pack neatly and especially out of sight

The sailor stowed his belongings in his locker.

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