n.1.A small pond or pool where fish are kept for the table; a vivarium.
2.An artificial bed of oysters.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Stewed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stewing.]
v. i.1.To be seethed or cooked in a slow, gentle manner, or in heat and moisture.
n.1.A place of stewing or seething; a place where hot bathes are furnished; a hothouse.
As burning Ætna from his boiling stew
Doth belch out flames.
- Spenser.
2.A brothel; - usually in the plural.
3.A prostitute.
4.A dish prepared by stewing; as, a stewof pigeons.
5.A state of agitating excitement; a state of worry; confusion; as, to be in a stew.
Noun1.stew - agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams"
Synonyms: fret, swither, lather, sweat
2.stew - food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables
Verb1.stew - be in a huff; be silent or sullen
Synonyms: grizzle, brood
2.stew - bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings
Synonyms: grudge
3.stew - cook slowly and for a long time in liquid; "Stew the vegetables in wine"
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