see also: Stow
Pronunciation Noun

stow (plural stows)

  1. (rare) A place, stead.

stow (stows, present participle stowing; past and past participle stowed) (transitive)

  1. To put something away in a compact and tidy manner, in its proper place, or in a suitable place.
  2. To store or pack something in a space-saving manner and over a long time.
    • 1922, James A. Cooper, Sheila of Big Wreck Cove:
      Yet everybody knows that a cargo properly stowed in a seaworthy craft reaches market in much the better condition than by rail, though perhaps it is some hours longer on the way.
  3. To arrange, pack, or fill something tightly or closely.
  4. To dispose, lodge, or hide somebody somewhere.
    • 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ii], page 3 ↗, column Ar.}} […] The Marriners all vnder hatches ſtowed, / Who, with a Charme ioynd to their ſuffred labour / I haue left aſleep :{{...}:
Translations Translations
  • (Scotland) IPA: /ˈstaʊ/
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A village in Scottish Borders, Scotland (OS grid ref NT4544).
  3. A village in West Lindsey, Lincolnshire (OS grid ref SK8881).
  4. The alternative spelling of Stowe in Shropshire, England.
  5. A small town in Oxford County, Maine.
  6. A town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  7. A city in Summit County, Ohio.

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