Definitions for stewstu, styu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stew*stu, styu(v.t.)

  1. to cook (food) by simmering or slow boiling.

    Category: Cooking

  2. (v.i.)to undergo cooking by simmering or slow boiling.

    Category: Cooking

  3. to fret, worry, or fuss.

    Category: Informal

  4. (n.)a preparation of meat, fish, or other food cooked by stewing, esp. a mixture of meat and vegetables.

    Category: Cooking

  5. a state of agitation, uneasiness, or worry.

    Category: Informal

  6. stews, a neighborhood occupied chiefly by brothels.

Idioms for stew:

  1. stew in one's own juice,to suffer the consequences of one's own actions.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: See boil1.

Origin of stew:

1350–1400; ME stewen, stuwen to take a sweat bath < OF estuver, v. der. of estuve sweat room of a bath < VL *extūfa, *extūpa; see stove1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. fret, stew, sweat, lather, swither(noun)

    agitation resulting from active worry

    "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams"

  2. stew(verb)

    food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables

  3. grizzle, brood, stew(verb)

    be in a huff; be silent or sullen

  4. stew, grudge(verb)

    bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings

  5. stew(verb)

    cook slowly and for a long time in liquid

    "Stew the vegetables in wine"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. stew(noun)stu, styu

    a dish made by slowly cooking pieces of meat and vegetables in water

    beef stew


  1. stew(Noun)

    A steward or stewardess on an airplane.

  2. Stew(ProperNoun)

    A diminutive of the male given name Stewart.

  3. Origin: estuve (modern French étuve), from stupha, perhaps ultimately from τῦφος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stew(noun)

    a small pond or pool where fish are kept for the table; a vivarium

  2. Stew(noun)

    an artificial bed of oysters

  3. Stew(verb)

    to boil slowly, or with the simmering or moderate heat; to seethe; to cook in a little liquid, over a gentle fire, without boiling; as, to stew meat; to stew oysters; to stew apples

  4. Stew(verb)

    to be seethed or cooked in a slow, gentle manner, or in heat and moisture

  5. Stew(verb)

    a place of stewing or seething; a place where hot bathes are furnished; a hothouse

  6. Stew(verb)

    a brothel; -- usually in the plural

  7. Stew(verb)

    a prostitute

  8. Stew(verb)

    a dish prepared by stewing; as, a stewof pigeons

  9. Stew(verb)

    a state of agitating excitement; a state of worry; confusion; as, to be in a stew


  1. Stew

    A stew is a combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in liquid and served in the resultant gravy. Ingredients in a stew can include any combination of vegetables, meat, especially tougher meats suitable for slow-cooking, such as beef. Poultry, sausages, and seafood are also used. While water can be used as the stew-cooking liquid, wine, stock, and beer are also common. Seasoning and flavourings may also be added. Stews are typically cooked at a relatively low temperature, allowing flavors to mingle. Stewing is suitable for the least tender cuts of meat that become tender and juicy with the slow moist heat method. This makes it popular in low-cost cooking. Cuts having a certain amount of marbling and gelatinous connective tissue give moist, juicy stews, while lean meat may easily become dry. Stews may be thickened by reduction or with flour, either by coating pieces of meat with flour before searing, or by using a roux or beurre manié, a dough consisting of equal parts of butter and flour. Thickeners like cornstarch or arrowroot may also be used. Stews are similar to soups, and in some cases there may not be a clear distinction between the two. Generally, stews have less liquid than soups, are much thicker and require longer cooking over low heat. While soups are almost always served in a bowl, stews may be thick enough to be served on a plate with the gravy as a sauce over the solid ingredients.

Anagrams of stew

  1. wets

  2. west, West

Translations for stew

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a dish of) stewed meat etc

I've made some beef stew.

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