(Sto"ver) n. [OE. estoveir, estovoir, necessity, provisions, properly an inf., "to be necessary." Cf.
Estovers.] Fodder for cattle, especially straw or coarse hay.
Where live nibbling sheep,Shak.
And flat meads thatched with stover them to keep.
Thresh barley as yet but as need shall require,Tusser.
Fresh threshed for stover thy cattle desire.
(Stow) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stowing.] [OE. stowen, fr. stowe a place,
AS. stow; cf. Icel. eldstoa fireplace, hearth, OFries. sto, and E. stand. &radic163.]
1. To place or arrange in a compact mass; to put in its proper place, or in a suitable place; to pack; as, to
stowbags, bales, or casks in a ship's hold; to stow hay in a mow; to stow sheaves.
Some stow their oars, or stop the leaky sides.Dryden.
2. To put away in some place; to hide; to lodge.
Foul thief! where hast thou stowed my daughter?Shak.
3. To arrange anything compactly in; to fill, by packing closely; as, to stow a box, car, or the hold of a
1. The act or method of stowing; as, the stowage of provisions in a vessel.
2. Room in which things may be stowed. Cook.
In every vessel is stowage for immense treasures.Addison.
3. The state of being stowed, or put away. "To have them in safe stowage." Shak.
4. Things stowed or packed. Beau. & Fl.
5. Money paid for stowing goods.
(Stow"a*way`) n. One who conceals himself board of a vessel about to leave port, or on a
railway train, in order to obtain a free passage.
(Stow"board) n. A place into which rubbish is put. [Written also stowbord.]
(Stowce) n. (Mining) (a) A windlass. (b) A wooden landmark, to indicate possession of mining
(Stow"ing) n. (Mining) A method of working in which the waste is packed into the space formed
by excavating the vein.
(Stowre) a. See Stour, a. [Obs.]
(Stowre), n. See Stour, n. [Obs.] Spenser.