2. Public disturbance or commotion; tumultuous disorder; seditious uproar.
Being advertised of some stirs raised by his unnatural sons in England.Sir J. Davies.
3. Agitation of thoughts; conflicting passions.
(Stir"a*bout`) n. A dish formed of oatmeal boiled in water to a certain consistency and frequently
stirred, or of oatmeal and dripping mixed together and stirred about in a pan; a hasty pudding.
(Stir"i*a`ted) a. [L. stiria an icicle.] Adorned with pendants like icicles.
(Stir"i*ous) a. [L. stiria an icicle.] Resembling icicles. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Stirk) n. [AS. stric, from steór a steer. See Steer a young ox.] A young bullock or heifer. [Prov.
Eng. & Scot.] Sir W. Scott.
(Stir"less) a. Without stirring; very quiet; motionless. "Lying helpless and stirless." Hare.
(Stirp) n. [L. stirps, stirpis.] Stock; race; family. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Stir"pi*cul`ture) n. [L. stirps, stirpis, stem, stock, race + cultura culture.] The breeding
of special stocks or races.
(||Stirps) n.; pl. Stirpes [L., stem, stock.]
1. (Law) Stock; race; family. Blackstone.
2. (Bot.) A race, or a fixed and permanent variety.
(Stir"rage) n. The act of stirring; stir; commotion. [Obs.] T. Granger.
Stirrer up, an instigator or inciter. Atterbury.
(Stir"rer) n. One who, or that which, stirs something; also, one who moves about, especially after
sleep; as, an early stirrer. Shak.
(Stir"ring) a. Putting in motion, or being in motion; active; active in business; habitually employed
in some kind of business; accustomed to a busy life.
A more stirring and intellectual age than any which had gone before it.Southey.
Syn. Animating; arousing; awakening; stimulating; quickening; exciting.
(Stir"rup) n. [OE. stirop, AS. stigrap; stigan to mount, ascend + rap a rope; akin to G. stegreif
a stirrup. &radic164. See Sty, v. i., and Rope.]
1. A kind of ring, or bent piece of metal, wood, leather, or the like, horizontal in one part for receiving
the foot of a rider, and attached by a strap to the saddle, used to assist a person in mounting a horse,
and to enable him to sit steadily in riding, as well as to relieve him by supporting a part of the weight of
Our host upon his stirpoes stood anon.Chaucer.
2. (Carp. & Mach.) Any piece resembling in shape the stirrup of a saddle, and used as a support,
clamp, etc. See Bridle iron.
3. (Naut.) A rope secured to a yard, with a thimble in its lower end for supporting a footrope. Totten.