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Stem Stem, Steem Steem, v. i.
To gleam. [Obs.]
His head bald, that shone as any glass, . . . [And]
stemed as a furnace of a leed [caldron]. --Chaucer.
Stem Stem, v. i.
To move forward against an obstacle, as a vessel against a
Stemming nightly toward the pole. --Milton.
Stem Stem, Steem Steem, n.
A gleam of light; flame. [Obs.]
StemStem Stem, n. [AS. stemn, stefn, st[ae]fn; akin to OS. stamn
the stem of a ship, D. stam stem, steven stem of a ship, G.
stamm stem, steven stem of a ship, Icel. stafn, stamn, stem
of a ship, stofn, stomn, stem, Sw. stam a tree trunk, Dan.
stamme. Cf. Staff, Stand.]
1. The principal body of a tree, shrub, or plant, of any
kind; the main stock; the part which supports the branches
or the head or top.
After they are shot up thirty feet in length, they
spread a very large top, having no bough nor twig in
the trunk or the stem. --Sir W.
The lowering spring, with lavish rain, Beats down
the slender stem and breaded grain. --Dryden.
2. A little branch which connects a fruit, flower, or leaf
with a main branch; a peduncle, pedicel, or petiole; as,
the stem of an apple or a cherry.
3. The stock of a family; a race or generation of
progenitors. ``All that are of noble stem.' --Milton.
While I do pray, learn here thy stem And true
4. A branch of a family.
This is a stem Of that victorious stock. --Shak.
5. (Naut.) A curved piece of timber to which the two sides of
a ship are united at the fore end. The lower end of it is
scarfed to the keel, and the bowsprit rests upon its upper
end. Hence, the forward part of a vessel; the bow.
6. Fig.: An advanced or leading position; the lookout.
Wolsey sat at the stem more than twenty years.
7. Anything resembling a stem or stalk; as, the stem of a
tobacco pipe; the stem of a watch case, or that part to
which the ring, by which it is suspended, is attached.
8. (Bot.) That part of a plant which bears leaves, or
rudiments of leaves, whether rising above ground or wholly
(a) The entire central axis of a feather.
(b) The basal portion of the body of one of the
Pennatulacea, or of a gorgonian.
10. (Mus.) The short perpendicular line added to the body of
a note; the tail of a crotchet, quaver, semiquaver, etc.
11. (Gram.) The part of an inflected word which remains
unchanged (except by euphonic variations) throughout a
given inflection; theme; base.
From stem to stern (Naut.), from one end of the ship to the
other, or through the whole length.
Stem leaf (Bot.), a leaf growing from the stem of a plant,
as contrasted with a basal or radical leaf.
Stem Stem, v. t.
1. To remove the stem or stems from; as, to stem cherries; to
remove the stem and its appendages (ribs and veins) from;
as, to stem tobacco leaves.
2. To ram, as clay, into a blasting hole.
StemStem Stem, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stemmed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Stemming.] [Either from stem, n., or akin to stammer; cf.
G. stemmen to press against.]
To oppose or cut with, or as with, the stem of a vessel; to
resist, or make progress against; to stop or check the flow
of, as a current. ``An argosy to stem the waves.' --Shak.
[They] stem the flood with their erected breasts.
Stemmed the wild torrent of a barbarous age. --Pope.
- stem may refer
stem , the aboveground structures
that have vascular tissue
and that support leaves
and flowers also see
- a stem is one of two main structural
axes of a vascular plant
. the stem is normally divided
and internodes, the nodes
- stem cells
are biological cells found
in all multicellular organisms
, that can divide
) and differentiate
- stem fields
or stem education
is an acronym
for the fields
in the categories
- in linguistics
, a stem is a part of a word. the term is used with slightly different
meanings. in one usage, a stem is a form to which
- in mycology
a stipe refers
to the stem or stalk-like feature supporting
the cap of a mushroom
. like all tissues
of the mushroom other
- is the stalk attaching
the leaf blade
to the stem the petiole
is the transition between
the stem and the leaf blade
171 and usually
- the stem is the very most forward
part of a boat or ship's bow and is an extension
of the keel itself. the stem is the curved
- the stem is the component
on a bicycle
to the steerer
tube of the bicycle
fork . neck a stem's design
- stem-loop intramolecular
base pair ing is a pattern
that can occur
in single-stranded dna or, more commonly, in rna . the structure