(Steth"o*scope), v. t. To auscultate, or examine, with a stethoscope. M. W. Savage.
(Steth`o*scop"ic Steth`o*scop"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. stéthoscopique.] Of or pertaining to a stethoscope; obtained
or made by means of a stethoscope. Steth`o*scop"ic*al*ly, adv.
(Ste*thos"co*pist) n. One skilled in the use of the stethoscope.
(Ste*thos"co*py) n. The art or process of examination by the stethoscope.
(Steve) v. t. [See Stevedore.] To pack or stow, as cargo in a ship's hold. See Steeve.
(Ste"ve*dore`) n. [Sp. estivador a packer, a stower, fr. estivar to pack, to stow, L. stipare
to press, compress, probably akin to E. stiff. See Stiff, Stive to stuff.] One whose occupation is to
load and unload vessels in port; one who stows a cargo in a hold.
(Ste"ven) n. [AS. stefn, stemn, voice; akin to D. stem, G. stimme, Goth. stibna.]
1. Voice; speech; language. [Obs. or Scot.]
Ye have as merry a stevenChaucer.
As any angel hath that is in heaven.
2. An outcry; a loud call; a clamor. [Obs.] Spenser.
To set steven, to make an appointment. [Obs.]
They setten steven for to meetChaucer.
To playen at the dice.
(Stew) n. [Cf. Stow.]
1. A small pond or pool where fish are kept for the table; a vivarium. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Chaucer.
2. An artificial bed of oysters. [Local, U.S.]
(Stew), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stewed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stewing.] [OE. stuven, OF. estuver, F. étuver,
fr. OF. estuve, F. étuve, a sweating house, a room heated for a bath; probably of Teutonic origin,
and akin to E. stove. See Stove, and cf. Stive to stew.] 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) v. i. To be seethed or cooked in a slow, gentle manner, or in heat and moisture.
(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.]
As burning Ætna from his boiling stewSpenser.
Doth belch out flames.
The Lydians were inhibited by Cyrus to use any armor, and give themselves to baths and stews.Abp.
2. A brothel; usually in the plural. Bacon. South.
There be that hate harlots, and never were at the stews.Aschman.
3. A prostitute. [Obs.] Sir A. Weldon.