What does stir mean?

Definitions for stirstɜr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stir.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stir, splash(noun)

    a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event

    "he made a great splash and then disappeared"

  2. stir(noun)

    emotional agitation and excitement

  3. bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir(verb)

    a rapid active commotion

  4. stir(verb)

    move an implement through

    "stir the soup"; "stir my drink"; "stir the soil"

  5. stir, shift, budge, agitate(verb)

    move very slightly

    "He shifted in his seat"

  6. stimulate, excite, stir(verb)

    stir feelings in

    "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"

  7. stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir(verb)

    stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

    "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"

  8. touch, stir(verb)

    affect emotionally

    "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"

  9. raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth(verb)

    summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

    "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"

  10. arouse, stir(verb)

    to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"

  11. stir(verb)

    mix or add by stirring

    "Stir nuts into the dough"


  1. stir(Noun)

    Jail; prison.

    He's going to spendin' maybe ten years in stir.

  2. Origin: From styrian

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stir(verb)

    to change the place of in any manner; to move

  2. Stir(verb)

    to disturb the relative position of the particles of, as of a liquid, by passing something through it; to agitate; as, to stir a pudding with a spoon

  3. Stir(verb)

    to bring into debate; to agitate; to moot

  4. Stir(verb)

    to incite to action; to arouse; to instigate; to prompt; to excite

  5. Stir(verb)

    to move; to change one's position

  6. Stir(verb)

    to be in motion; to be active or bustling; to exert or busy one's self

  7. Stir(verb)

    to become the object of notice; to be on foot

  8. Stir(verb)

    to rise, or be up, in the morning

  9. Stir(noun)

    the act or result of stirring; agitation; tumult; bustle; noise or various movements

  10. Stir(noun)

    public disturbance or commotion; tumultuous disorder; seditious uproar

  11. Stir(noun)

    agitation of thoughts; conflicting passions


  1. Stir

    Stir is a St. Louis, Missouri musical group.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stir

    stėr, v.t. to move: to rouse: to instigate.—v.i. to move one's self: to be active: to draw notice:—pr.p. stir′ring; pa.p. and pa.t. stirred.—n. tumult: bustle.—n. Stir′about, one who makes himself active: oatmeal porridge.—adj. busy, active.—adj. Stir′less, without stir.—n. Stir′rer.—p.adj. Stir′ring, putting in motion: active: accustomed to a busy life: animating, rousing.—Stir up, to instigate the passions of: to put into motion or action: to enliven: to disturb. [A.S. styrian; Dut. storen, Ger. stören, to drive.]

  2. Stir

    stėr, v.t. (Spens.) to steer, to direct.

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stir' in Verbs Frequency: #627


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stir in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stir in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tristan Navarro:

    It caused such a stir on campus.

  2. Miguel de Cervantes:

    The more thou stir it, the worse it will be.

  3. D. B. Hudson:

    Make no little plans. They have no Magic to stir Men's blood.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    Do not stir up the water if you do not know how to catch fish.

  5. Victor Hugo:

    Dream no small dreams. They have no power to stir the souls of men.

Images & Illustrations of stir

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Translations for stir

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تحرك, Arabic
  • алармаBulgarian
  • rebombori, avalot, esvalot, gatzara, cridòria, remoure, aldarullCatalan, Valencian
  • míchatCzech
  • Aufruhr, rühren, anstacheln, Erregung, auffallen, hervorrufen, bewegenGerman
  • ταραχήGreek
  • agitar, remover, arrebatar, revolverSpanish
  • liikahtaa, liikuttaa, kiihottaa, myllertää, liikauttaa, hämmentää, liikkua, sekoittaa, nousta, sekaantua, yllyttääFinnish
  • tumulte, remuer, bouger, agiterFrench
  • togScottish Gaelic
  • mozgat, kavar, mozdít, mozdul, mozog, keverHungarian
  • mescolare, agitare, muovereItalian
  • לְרַגֵשׁHebrew
  • 動く, 扇動, 騒動, 掻き混ぜる, 攪拌, 撹拌, 動かす, 動き回る, かき立てるJapanese
  • commoveōLatin
  • maisītLatvian
  • tairangiMāori
  • røreNorwegian
  • røreNorwegian Nynorsk
  • mover, incitar, mexer, agitarPortuguese
  • шевельнуться, вызывать, размешать, возбуждать, двинуть, шевелиться, волнение, двигаться, мешать, переполох, шевельнуть, суматоха, ажиотаж, двинуться, размешивать, суета, неразбериха, вызвать, возбудить, шевелить, двигать, смятениеRussian
  • karıştırmaTurkish
  • sự náo độngVietnamese

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