1. The act of one who stitches.
2. Work done by sewing, esp. when a continuous line of stitches is shown on the surface; stitches, collectively.
(Stitch"wort`) n. (Bot.) See Stichwort.
(Stith) a. [AS. stið.] Strong; stiff; rigid. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
(Stith), n. [Icel. steði an anvil, akin to staðr place. See Stead.] An anvil; a stithy. [Obs. or Prov.
He invented also pincers, hammers, iron crows, and the anvil, or stith.Holland.
(Stith"y) n. [See Stith, and cf. Stiddy.]
1. An anvil. Sir W. Scott.
2. A smith's shop; a smithy; a smithery; a forge. "As foul as Vulcan's stithy." Shak.
(Stith"y), v. t. To forge on an anvil.
The forge that stithied Mars his helm.Shak.
(Stive) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stived ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stiving.] [Probably fr. F. estiver to compress,
stow, L. stipare: cf. It. stivare, Sp. estivar. Cf. Stevedore, Stiff.] To stuff; to crowd; to fill full; hence,
to make hot and close; to render stifling. Sandys.
His chamber was commonly stived with friends or suitors of one kind or other.Sir H. Wotton.
(Stive), v. i. To be stifled or suffocated.
(Stive), n. The floating dust in flour mills caused by the operation or grinding. De Colange.
(Sti"ver) n. [D. stuiver; akin to G. stüber, Dan. styver, Sw. styfver.] A Dutch coin, and money
of account, of the value of two cents, or about one penny sterling; hence, figuratively, anything of little
(Stives) n. pl. [OE. See Stew.] Stews; a brothel. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Stoak) v. t. [Cf. G. stocken.] (Naut.) To stop; to choke.
(Stoat) n. [OE. stot a stoat, horse, bullock; perhaps originally only of male animals, and akin to
D. stooten to push, E. stutter; cf. Icel. sttr a bull, Sw. stut a bullock. Cf. Stot.] (Zoöl.) The ermine
in its summer pelage, when it is reddish brown, but with a black tip to the tail. The name is sometimes
applied also to other brown weasels.
(Sto"cah) n. [Ir. & Gael. stocach an idle fellow who lives on the industry of others, a lounger.]
A menial attendant. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Stoc*cade") n. & v. See Stockade.
(Stoc*ca"do) n. [F. estocade, fr. Sp. estocada, or It. stoccata, from Sp. estoque, or It.
stocco, a rapier, fr. G. stock a stick. See Stock.] A stab; a thrust with a rapier. Shak.