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. To boil slowly with but little liquid.
  20. To boil slowly and gently.
  21. Stewed food.
  22. Mental agitation; worry.
  23. Meat stewed; a brothel; a state of agitation.
  24. To boil slowly and gently with little moisture; to boil in heat.
  25. To be boiled in a slow gentle manner.
  26. To boil slowly with a little water; to be boiled in a slow gentle manner with but little water.
  27. 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