Meaning of sty


Pronunciation: (stī), [key]
— n., pl. v., sties, stied, sty•ing.
  1. a pen or enclosure for swine; pigpen.
  2. any filthy place or abode.
  3. a place of bestial debauchery.
  1. to keep or lodge in or as if in a sty.
  1. to live in or as if in a sty.


Pronunciation: (stī), [key]
— pl. sties.
  1. a circumscribed abscess caused by bacterial infection of the glands on the edge of the eyelid; hordeolum.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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