Definitions of stew

  1. agitation resulting from active worry; " don't get in a stew"; " he's in a sweat about exams"
  2. bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings
  3. food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables
  4. cook slowly and for a long time in liquid; " Stew the vegetables in wine"
  5. be in a huff and display one's displeasure; " She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted"
  6. A small pond or pool where fish are kept for the table; a vivarium.
  7. An artificial bed of oysters.
  8. 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.
  9. To be seethed or cooked in a slow, gentle manner, or in heat and moisture.
  10. A place of stewing or seething; a place where hot bathes are furnished; a hothouse.
  11. A brothel; -- usually in the plural.
  12. A dish prepared by stewing; as, a stewof pigeons.
  13. A state of agitating excitement; a state of worry; confusion; as, to be in a stew.
  14. To boil slowly or with a simmering heat; colloquially, to worry.
  15. A dish prepared by boiling slowly; colloquially, a state of nervous anxiety.
  16. To boil slowly with little moisture.
  17. To be boiled slowly and gently.
  18. Meat stewed.
  19. A stewed preparation; worry; perplexity.
  20. To boil slowly with but little liquid.
  21. To boil slowly and gently.
  22. Stewed food.
  23. Mental agitation; worry.
  24. Meat stewed; a brothel; a state of agitation.
  25. To boil slowly and gently with little moisture; to boil in heat.
  26. To be boiled in a slow gentle manner.
  27. To boil slowly with a little water; to be boiled in a slow gentle manner with but little water.
  28. A vapour- bath; a brothel; meat slowly boiled with but little water; a state of anxiety or confusion.

Usage examples for stew

  1. But before that was reached they had a stew made of tinned beef, Boston baked beans and some corn, while Ty Collins showed his skill as a flapjack maker by turning out several heaps of pretty fair pancakes. – Camp Fires of the Wolf Patrol by Alan Douglas
  2. Let them stew in their own juice. – The Patrician by John Galsworthy
  3. By the time Johnny had butchered the turtle, Dick had constructed a very creditable camp- fire under a palmetto, in the shade of which the boys rested while they waited for the turtle stew to be ready for them. – Dick in the Everglades by A. W. Dimock
  4. It's hard to stew dry so near the bar! – The Amateur Army by Patrick MacGill
  5. " If they can cool off on a day like this they're lucky dogs," returned Baxter, with a groan, " however, I reckon you might as well get it over and let 'em go home and stew in peace. – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  6. This was a convenience just then, because Nurse Byloe was invited to stay with them for a month or two; and one nurse and two single women under the same roof keep each other in a stew all the time, as the old dame somewhat sharply remarked. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  7. Malone let that stew in his mind for a few seconds. – Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
  8. But that was not the worst, for she got round with the salt- box, which she considered an extra European touch, and turned my stew into sea- water. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  9. Quite decided, instead of burying her, she wrapped the future stew carefully in a perfectly clean cloth and put it on a shelf in the kitchen out of the way of flies or accident. – The Curly-Haired Hen by Auguste Vimar
  10. Step- and- a- Half would make a stew, if there were scraps enough. – Cow-Country by B. M. Bower
  11. That evening she was going to make a stew with some neck chops. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  12. But he can still be served up as an excellent stew, provided always that he is full- grown, and has swum all his life in clear running water. – Gryll Grange by Thomas Love Peacock Commentator: George Saintsbury
  13. If the husky has not gone too far, the water is not wasted, and our stew is all the more savory. – A Negro Explorer at the North Pole by Matthew A. Henson Commentator: Robert E. Peary Booker T. Washington
  14. " And onions to a stew," said Barney Bill. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  15. It's Slipper's old cat that you have put into the stew- pan, with some candle- grease. – Stories by Foreign Authors: Polish by Various