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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stern, after part, quarter, poop, tailnoun

    the rear part of a ship

  2. Stern, Isaac Sternnoun

    United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)

  3. buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, assadjective

    the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

    "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

  4. austere, sternadjective

    of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect

    "an austere expression"; "a stern face"

  5. grim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelentingadjective

    not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

    "grim determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern demands of parenthood"

  6. stern, strict, exactingadjective

    severe and unremitting in making demands

    "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"

  7. austere, severe, stark, sternadjective

    severely simple

    "a stark interior"

Wiktionary

  1. sternnoun

    The rear part or after end of a ship or vessel.

    Etymology: From stern, sterne, sturne, from styrne, from sturnijaz, from ster-. Cognate with stern, stornen, stuurs, stursk.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sternnoun

    the black tern

    Etymology: [Icel. stjrn a steering, or a doubtful AS. stern. 166. See Steer, v. t.]

  2. Stern

    having a certain hardness or severity of nature, manner, or aspect; hard; severe; rigid; rigorous; austere; fixed; unchanging; unrelenting; hence, serious; resolute; harsh; as, a sternresolve; a stern necessity; a stern heart; a stern gaze; a stern decree

    Etymology: [Icel. stjrn a steering, or a doubtful AS. stern. 166. See Steer, v. t.]

  3. Sternverb

    the helm or tiller of a vessel or boat; also, the rudder

    Etymology: [Icel. stjrn a steering, or a doubtful AS. stern. 166. See Steer, v. t.]

  4. Sternverb

    the after or rear end of a ship or other vessel, or of a boat; the part opposite to the stem, or prow

    Etymology: [Icel. stjrn a steering, or a doubtful AS. stern. 166. See Steer, v. t.]

  5. Sternverb

    fig.: The post of management or direction

    Etymology: [Icel. stjrn a steering, or a doubtful AS. stern. 166. See Steer, v. t.]

  6. Sternverb

    the hinder part of anything

    Etymology: [Icel. stjrn a steering, or a doubtful AS. stern. 166. See Steer, v. t.]

  7. Sternverb

    the tail of an animal; -- now used only of the tail of a dog

    Etymology: [Icel. stjrn a steering, or a doubtful AS. stern. 166. See Steer, v. t.]

  8. Sternadjective

    being in the stern, or being astern; as, the stern davits

    Etymology: [Icel. stjrn a steering, or a doubtful AS. stern. 166. See Steer, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Stern

    The stern is the rear or aft-most part of a ship or boat, technically defined as the area built up over the sternpost, extending upwards from the counter rail to the taffrail. The stern lies opposite of the bow, the foremost part of a ship. Originally, the term only referred to the aft port section of the ship, but eventually came to refer to the entire back of a vessel. The stern end of a ship is indicated with a white navigation light at night. Sterns on European and American wooden sailing ships began with two principal forms: the square or transom stern and the elliptical, fantail, or merchant stern, and were developed in that order. The hull sections of a sailing ship located before the stern are composed of a series of U-shaped rib-like frames set in a sloped or "cant" arrangement, with the last frame before the stern being called the fashion timber or fashion piece, so called for "fashioning" the after part of the ship. This frame is designed to support the various beams that make up the stern. In 1817 the British naval architect Sir Robert Seppings first introduced the concept of the round or circular stern. The square stern had been an easy target for enemy cannon, and could not support the weight of heavy stern chase guns. But Seppings' design left the rudder head exposed, and was regarded by many as simply ugly—no American warships were designed with such sterns, and the round stern was quickly superseded by the elliptical stern. The United States began building the first elliptical stern warship in 1820, a decade before the British. The USS Brandywine became the first sailing ship to sport such a stern. Though a great improvement over the transom stern in terms of its vulnerability to attack when under fire, elliptical sterns still had obvious weaknesses which the next major stern development—the iron-hulled cruiser stern—addressed far better and with much different materials.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stern

    stėrn, adj. severe of countenance, manner, or feeling: austere: harsh: unrelenting: steadfast.—adv. Stern′ly.—n. Stern′ness. [A.S. styrne.]

  2. Stern

    stėrn, n. the hind-part of a vessel: the rump or tail of an animal.—v.t. to back a boat, to row backward.—ns. Stern′age (Shak.), the steerage or stern of a ship; Stern′board, backward motion of a ship: loss of way in tacking; Stern′-chase, a chase in which one ship follows directly in the wake of another; Stern′-chās′er, a cannon in the stern of a ship.—adj. Sterned, having a stern of a specified kind.—ns. Stern′-fast, a rope or chain for making fast a ship's stern to a wharf, &c.; Stern′-frame, the sternpost, transoms, and fashion-pieces of a ship's stern.—adj. Stern′most, farthest astern.—ns. Stern′port, a port or opening in the stern of a ship; Stern′post, the aftermost timber of a ship which supports the rudder; Stern′sheets, the part of a boat between the stern and the rowers; Stern′son, the hinder extremity of a ship's keelson, to which the sternpost is bolted; Stern′way, the backward motion of a vessel; Stern′-wheel′er (U.S.), a small vessel with one large paddle-wheel at the stern. [Ice. stjórn, a steering.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. stern

    The after-part of a ship, ending in the taffarel above and the counters below.--By the stern. The condition of a vessel which draws more water abaft than forward.

Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers

  1. Stern

    (J)., Rabbiner, German writer, born of Jewish parents, Liederstetten (Wurtemburg), his father being Rabbi of the town. In ’58 he went to the Talmud High School, Presburg and studied the Kabbalah, which he intended to translate into German. To do this he studied Spinoza, whose philosophy converted him. In ’63 he graduated at Stuttgart. He founded a society, to which he gave discourses collected in his first book, Gottesflamme, ’72. His Old and New Faith Among the Jews, ’78, was much attacked by the orthodox Jews. In Women in the Talmud, ’79, he pleaded for mixed marriages. He has also written Jesus as a Jewish Reformer, The Egyptian Religion and Positivism, and Is the Pentateuch by Moses? In ’81 he went to live at Stuttgart, where he has translated Spinoza’s Ethics, and is engaged on a history of Spinozism.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stern in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Stern in a Sentence

  1. Hugh Grant:

    Sometimes she would do bad singing that was like 2 out of 10 bad and sometimes she would crank it up to like 12, and those were very difficult to cope with, particularly if I was having to do some very serious, stern, protective scene at the same time.

  2. Ben Affleck:

    Howard Stern radio show's part of why I started drinking, because I was trapped.

  3. Teresa of Ávila:

    Be gentle to all, and stern with yourself.

  4. Lao Tzu:

    Friend, never fear dying. Dying is the last, but the least matter that a person has to be anxious about. Fear living, that is a hard battle to fight, a stern discipline to endure, a rough voyage to undergo ! Charles Spurgeon

  5. Al Cadenhead:

    It was like I came out of a coma and realized this was not normal and this is not how you do business, i know other people who've heard the story say 'How did a guy with a PhD fall victim?' I was the perfect victim. I've never been audited, never paid a traffic ticket. I don't know how to pay fines. How do I know they aren't stern and serious about everything?

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  • Adonira Claudino
    so nice, i understand "stern" means a butt's person or end part of body's someone. like "her stern is full" that mean she has a big butt.
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