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Definitions of stow

  1. To fill by packing anything closely in; as, to stow the hold of a ship with goods; to put away compactly; pack; as, to stow cargo in a ship's hold. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To place: to arrange: to fill by packing things in. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To arrange; pack; fill by packing; store. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To put away compactly; pack. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To place or arrange in a compact mass; to put in its proper place, or in a suitable place; to pack; as, to stowbags, bales, or casks in a ship's hold; to stow hay in a mow; to stow sheaves. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To arrange anything compactly in; to fill, by packing closely; as, to stow a box, car, or the hold of a ship. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To place; to put in a suitable place or position; to lay up; to pack. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To place; to lay up; to arrange and pack. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for stow

  1. If you will wait a few minutes, until I stow this money in a safe place, I'll ride back to the cut with you and pull the boys off. – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  2. " Stow thet," growled Hiram, shaking his fist at Tom. – The Island Treasure by John Conroy Hutcheson
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