To set steven, to make an appointment. [Obs.]

They setten steven for to meet
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. Evelyn.

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 apples.

(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 stew
Doth belch out flames.

The Lydians were inhibited by Cyrus to use any armor, and give themselves to baths and stews.
Abp. Abbot.

2. A brothel; — usually in the plural. Bacon. South.

There be that hate harlots, and never were at the stews.

3. A prostitute. [Obs.] Sir A. Weldon.

(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 steven
As any angel hath that is in heaven.

2. An outcry; a loud call; a clamor. [Obs.] Spenser.

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