stowage


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stow·age

 (stō′ĭj)
n.
1.
a. The act, manner, or process of stowing.
b. The state of being stored.
2.
a. Space or room for storage.
b. A place or container for storage.
3. Goods in storage or to be stowed.
4. A charge for storing goods.

stowage

(ˈstəʊɪdʒ)
n
1. space, room, or a charge for stowing goods
2. the act or an instance of stowing or the state of being stowed
3. something that is stowed

stow•age

(ˈstoʊ ɪdʒ)

n.
1. an act or process of stowing.
2. the state of being stowed.
3. capacity for stowing something.
4. a place for stowing something.
5. something that is stowed or to be stowed.
6. a charge for stowing something.
[1350–1400]

stowage

The method of placing cargo into a single hold or compartment of a ship to prevent damage, shifting, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stowage - the charge for stowing goodsstowage - the charge for stowing goods  
charge - the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"
2.stowage - a room in which things are storedstowage - a room in which things are stored  
chandlery - a storeroom where candles are kept
lumber room - a storeroom in a house where odds and ends can be stored (especially furniture)
buttery, pantry, larder - a small storeroom for storing foods or wines
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
stock room, stockroom - storeroom for storing goods and supplies used in a business
strongroom - a burglarproof and fireproof room in which valuables are kept
3.stowage - the act of packing or storing away
storage - the commercial enterprise of storing goods and materials
Translations

stowage

[ˈstəʊɪdʒ] N (= act) → estiba f, arrumaje m; (= place) → bodega f

stowage

n (= stowing)(Be)laden nt, → Stauen nt; (= space)Stauraum m; (= charge)Staugeld nt, → Staugebühr f
References in classic literature ?
He gives you the official teaching on the whole subject, is precise as to rules, mentions illustrative events, quotes law cases where verdicts turned upon a point of stowage.
These, in their several ways of stowage, filled the gardens; and shedding a perfume, not of the most delicious nature, in the air, filled it besides with yelps, and screams, and howling.
So with poor Queequeg, who, as harpooneer, must not only face all the rage of the living whale, but --as we have elsewhere seen -- mount his dead back in a rolling sea; and finally descend into the gloom of the hold, and bitterly sweating all day in that subterraneous confinement, resolutely manhandle the clumsiest casks and see to their stowage.
There was a stewardess, too, actively engaged in producing clean sheets and table-cloths from the very entrails of the sofas, and from unexpected lockers, of such artful mechanism, that it made one's head ache to see them opened one after another, and rendered it quite a distracting circumstance to follow her proceedings, and to find that every nook and corner and individual piece of furniture was something else besides what it pretended to be, and was a mere trap and deception and place of secret stowage, whose ostensible purpose was its least useful one.
A man with only a portmanteau for his stowage must keep his memorials in his head.
I find he was right, however; for it has not only lasted to the present moment, but has done so in the teeth of a great parliamentary report made (not too willingly) eighteen years ago, when all these objections of mine were set forth in detail, and when the existing stowage for wills was described as equal to the accumulation of only two years and a half more.
The tubs were full of neatly coiled line carrying a big hook each few feet; and the testing and baiting of every single hook, with the stowage of the baited line so that it should run clear when shot from the dory, was a scientific business.
Shelf, bracket, locker, hook, and drawer were equally within reach, and were equally contrived with a view to avoiding waste of room, and providing some snug inches of stowage for something that would have exactly fitted nowhere else.
From his early childhood up, his mind had been a place of mechanical stowage.
Then I was ordered with two hands into the boats to make a stowage and get them ready against the time it would be proper for us to leave the ship.
This always allows stowage plans to reflect the latest conditions and ensures optimal loading at every port.
There's more underseat stowage space to accommodate full-sized cabin bag and laptop bag.