(Stag"ger*bush`) n. (Bot.) An American shrub (Andromeda Mariana) having clusters of
nodding white flowers. It grows in low, sandy places, and is said to poison lambs and calves. Gray.
(Stag"ger*ing*ly), adv. In a staggering manner.
(Stag"ger*wort`) n. (Bot.) A kind of ragwort
(Stag"-horn` co"ral Stag"-horn` fern`) etc. See under Stag.
(Stag"-horned`) a. (Zoöl.) Having the mandibles large and palmate, or branched somewhat
like the antlers of a stag; said of certain beetles.
(Stag"hound`) n. (Zoöl.) A large and powerful hound formerly used in hunting the stag, the
wolf, and other large animals. The breed is nearly extinct.
(Sta"ging) n. A structure of posts and boards for supporting workmen, etc., as in building.
2. The business of running stagecoaches; also, the act of journeying in stagecoaches.
(Stag"i*rite) n. A native of, or resident in, Stagira, in ancient Macedonia; especially, Aristotle.
[Written also Stagyrite.]
(Stag"nan*cy) n. State of being stagnant.
(Stag"nant) a. [L. stagnans, -antis, p. pr. of stagnare. See Stagnate.]
1. That stagnates; not flowing; not running in a current or steam; motionless; hence, impure or foul from
want of motion; as, a stagnant lake or pond; stagnant blood in the veins.
2. Not active or brisk; dull; as, business in stagnant.
That gloomy slumber of the stagnant soul.Johnson.
For him a stagnant life was not worth living.Palfrey.
(Stag"nant*ly), adv. In a stagnant manner.
(Stag"nate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Stagnated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stagnating.] [L. stagnatus, p.
p. of stagnare to stagnate, make stagnant, from stagnum a piece of standing water. See Stank a
pool, and cf. Stanch, v. t.]
1. To cease to flow; to be motionless; as, blood stagnates in the veins of an animal; hence, to become
impure or foul by want of motion; as, air stagnates in a close room.
2. To cease to be brisk or active; to become dull or inactive; as, commerce stagnates; business stagnates.
Ready-witted tenderness . . . never stagnates in vain lamentations while there is any room for hope.Sir W. Scott.