What does STY mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sty, stye, hordeolum, eye infection(noun)

    an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid

  2. sty, pigsty, pigpen(noun)

    a pen for swine

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sty(verb)

    a pen or inclosure for swine

  2. Sty(verb)

    a place of bestial debauchery

  3. Sty(verb)

    to shut up in, or as in, a sty

  4. Sty(verb)

    to soar; to ascend; to mount. See Stirrup

  5. Sty(verb)

    an inflamed swelling or boil on the edge of the eyelid

  6. Origin: [OE. stien, stien, AS. stgan to rise; akin to D. stijgen, OS. & OHG. stgan, G. steigen, Icel. stga, Sw. stiga, Dan. stige, Goth. steigan, L. vestigium footstep, Gr. to walk, to go, Skr. stigh to mount. Cf. Distich, Stair steps, Stirrup, Sty a boil, a pen for swine, Vestige.]


  1. Sty

    A sty or pigsty is a small-scale outdoor enclosure for raising domestic pigs. It is sometimes referred to as a hog pen, hog parlor, pigpen, pig parlor, or pig-cote. Pigsties are generally fenced areas of bare dirt and/or mud. Both "sty" and "pigpen" are used as derogatory descriptions of dirty, messy areas. There are three contributing reasons that pigs, generally clean animals, create such a living environment: ⁕Pigs are voracious eaters and will eat all the plants in the enclosure until there is nothing left to control erosion. ⁕The pig is a rooting animal and will dig for food in the enclosure, further disturbing the soil. ⁕Pigs do not regulate temperature by sweating which means that they must be provided with water or mud in which they can control their own body temperature. A large-scale enclosure for raising pigs is generally called a hog lot. Unlike a sty which would be found on a mixed farm, a hog lot is usually a dedicated facility.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sty

    stī, n. a small inflamed tumour on the eyelid. [A.S. stígend, from stígan, to step up.]

  2. Sty

    stī, n. an enclosure for swine: any place extremely filthy, any place of gross debauchery. [A.S. stígo; Ger. steige.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of STY in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of STY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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