stow: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (stō), [key]
— v.t.
    1. to put (cargo, provisions, etc.) in the places intended for them.
    2. to put (sails, spars, gear, etc.) in the proper place or condition when not in use.
  1. to put in a place or receptacle, as for storage or reserve; pack: He stowed the potatoes in our cellar.
  2. to fill (a place or receptacle) by packing: to stow a carton with books.
  3. to have or afford room for; hold.
  4. to stop; break off: Stow it! Stow the talk!
  5. to put away, as in a safe or convenient place (often fol. by away).
  6. to lodge or quarter.
  7. to conceal oneself aboard a ship or other conveyance in order to obtain free transportation or to elude pursuers.


Pronunciation: (stō), [key]
— n.
  1. a city in NE Ohio. 25,303.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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