stew

stew
{{11}}stew (n.) c.1300, "vessel for cooking," from STEW (Cf. stew) (v.). Later "heated room" (late 14c.). The noun meaning "stewed meat with vegetables" is first recorded 1756; Irish stew is attested from 1814. The obsolete slang meaning "brothel" (mid-14c., usually plural, stews) is from an earlier sense of "public bath house," carried over from O.Fr. and reflecting the reputation of such houses.
{{12}}stew (v.) c.1400, "to bathe in a steam bath," from O.Fr. estuver (Fr. étuver) "bathe, stew," of uncertain origin. Common Romanic (Cf. Sp. estufar, It. stufare), possibly from V.L. *extufare "evaporate," from ex- "out" + *tufus "vapor, steam," from Gk. typhos "smoke." Cf. O.E. stuf-bæþ "hot-air bath;" see STOVE (Cf. stove). Meaning "to boil slowly, to cook meat by simmering it in liquid" is attested from early 15c. The meaning "to be left to the consequences of one's actions" is from 1650s, from figurative expression to stew in one's own juices. Slang stewed "drunk" first attested 1737.

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  • stew — stew; stew·ard·ess; stew·ard·ly; stew·ard·ship; stew·ards·man; stew·ar·tia; stew·art·ite; stew·art·ry; stew·art s; stew·art; stew·ard; stew·ard·ry; …   English syllables

  • Stew — Stew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stewed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stewing}.] [OE. stuven, OF. estuver, F. [ e]tuver, fr. OF. estuve, F. [ e]tuve, a sweating house, a room heated for a bath; probably of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. stove. See {Stove}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stew — Stew, n. [OE. stue, stuwe, OF. estuve. See {Stew}, v. t.] 1. A place of stewing or seething; a place where hot bathes are furnished; a hothouse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] As burning [AE]tna from his boiling stew Doth belch out flames. Spenser. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stew — ist: englischsprachige Bezeichnung für einen Eintopf, siehe z.B. Irish Stew oder Brunswick Stew Diminutiv von Stewart (Vorname) Stew (Musiker) alias Mark Stewart (* 1961), US amerikanischer Singer Songwriter Siehe auch: Stu …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stew — [n1] mixture, miscellany brew, goulash*, hash, jumble, medley, mélange, mishmash, mulligan*, olio*, pasticcio*, pie*, potpourri, salmagundi*, soup; concepts 432,457,460,461 Ant. element stew [n2] commotion; mental upset agitation, confusion,… …   New thesaurus

  • stew — ► NOUN 1) a dish of meat and vegetables cooked slowly in liquid in a closed dish or pan. 2) informal a state of anxiety or agitation. 3) archaic a public steam bath. 4) archaic a brothel. ► VERB 1) cook slowly in liquid in a closed dish or pan.… …   English terms dictionary

  • stew — stew1 [sto͞o, styo͞o] vt. [ME stuen < MFr estuver, to stew, bathe < VL * extufare < L ex, out + Gr typhos, steam, smoke < IE * dheubh < base * dheu , blow, be turbid > DULL] to cook by simmering or boiling slowly for a long time …   English World dictionary

  • Stew — Stew, v. i. To be seethed or cooked in a slow, gentle manner, or in heat and moisture. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stew — Stew, n. [Cf. {Stow}.] 1. A small pond or pool where fish are kept for the table; a vivarium. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Chaucer. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 2. An artificial bed of oysters. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stew — index imbroglio Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stew — vb *boil, seethe, simmer, parboil …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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