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sty 1

 (stī)
n. pl. sties (stīz)
A pigsty.

[Middle English, from Old English stig.]

sty 2

also stye  (stī)
n. pl. sties also styes (stīz)
Inflammation of one or more sebaceous glands of an eyelid.

[Alteration of Middle English styanye : styan, sty (from Old English stīgend, from present participle of stīgan, to rise; see steigh- in Indo-European roots) + eye, ye, eye; see eye.]

sty

(staɪ)
n, pl sties
1. (Agriculture) a pen in which pigs are housed and fed
2. any filthy or corrupt place
vb, sties, stying or stied
(Agriculture) to enclose or be enclosed in a sty
[Old English stig; related to Old Norse stīa pen, fold, Old High German stīga, Middle Dutch stije]

sty1

(staɪ)

n., pl. sties, n.
1. an enclosure for swine; pigpen.
2. a filthy place or abode.
v.t.
3. to keep or lodge in or as if in a sty.
v.i.
4. to live in or as if in a sty.
[before 1000; Old English stī in stī-fearh sty-pig, probably identical with stig- in stigweard steward]

sty2

or stye

(staɪ)

n., pl. sties or styes.
a circumscribed abscess caused by bacterial infection of the glands on the edge of the eyelid; hordeolum.
[1610–20; by false division of Middle English styanye sty (styan (Old English stīgend sty, literally, rising) + ye eye), taken to be sty on eye]

sty


Past participle: stied
Gerund: stying

Imperative
sty
sty
Present
I sty
you sty
he/she/it sties
we sty
you sty
they sty
Preterite
I stied
you stied
he/she/it stied
we stied
you stied
they stied
Present Continuous
I am stying
you are stying
he/she/it is stying
we are stying
you are stying
they are stying
Present Perfect
I have stied
you have stied
he/she/it has stied
we have stied
you have stied
they have stied
Past Continuous
I was stying
you were stying
he/she/it was stying
we were stying
you were stying
they were stying
Past Perfect
I had stied
you had stied
he/she/it had stied
we had stied
you had stied
they had stied
Future
I will sty
you will sty
he/she/it will sty
we will sty
you will sty
they will sty
Future Perfect
I will have stied
you will have stied
he/she/it will have stied
we will have stied
you will have stied
they will have stied
Future Continuous
I will be stying
you will be stying
he/she/it will be stying
we will be stying
you will be stying
they will be stying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stying
you have been stying
he/she/it has been stying
we have been stying
you have been stying
they have been stying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stying
you will have been stying
he/she/it will have been stying
we will have been stying
you will have been stying
they will have been stying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stying
you had been stying
he/she/it had been stying
we had been stying
you had been stying
they had been stying
Conditional
I would sty
you would sty
he/she/it would sty
we would sty
you would sty
they would sty
Past Conditional
I would have stied
you would have stied
he/she/it would have stied
we would have stied
you would have stied
they would have stied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sty - an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelidsty - an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
2.sty - a pen for swinesty - a pen for swine      
pen - an enclosure for confining livestock
Translations
زَريبَة خنازير
ječné zrnoprasečí chlívek
bygkorngrisesti
stíavogrís
cūkkūtsmiežagrauds
stegestiga
arpacıkdomuz ahırı

sty

1 [staɪ] N
1. [of pigs] → pocilga f, chiquero m (S. Cone)
2. (fig) → pocilga f, leonera f

sty

2 stye [staɪ] N (Med) → orzuelo m

sty

[ˈstaɪ] n (= pigsty) → porcherie f

sty

n (lit, fig)Schweinestall m

sty(e)

n (Med) → Gerstenkorn nt

sty

1 [staɪ] n (for pigs) → porcile m

sty

2 stye [staɪ] n (Med) → orzaiolo

sty1

(stai) noun
a pigsty.

sty2,

stye

(stai) plurals sties ~styes noun
a small inflamed swelling on the eyelid.

sty

, stye
n. orzuelo, condición inflamatoria de las glándulas sebáceas del párpado.

sty, stye

n (pl styes) orzuelo, perrilla (Mex, fam)
References in classic literature ?
He dreamed that he stood in a shadowy Court, Where the Snark, with a glass in its eye, Dressed in gown, bands, and wig, was defending a pig On the charge of deserting its sty.
Now it was the shape of a man in a long robe, the fleecy whiteness of which was made out of the fountain's spray; now it was a lion, or a tiger, or a wolf, or an ass, or, as often as anything else, a hog, wallowing in the marble basin as if it were his sty.
It was situated against the back of the cottage and surrounded on the sides which were exposed by a pig sty and a clear pool of water.
Out of the high heaven is she summoned, from mystic communion with her own perfection, from majestic labours in the Sistine Chapel of the Stars,--yea, she must put aside her gold-leaf and purples and leave unfinished the very panels of the throne of God,--that Circe shall have her palace, and her worshippers their gilded sty.
She promised that she would come and see him sometimes, and that she would never forget him; and she told him about the country he was going to and about her own home in Devonshire--her father kept a turnpike on the high-road that led to Exeter, and there were pigs in the sty, and there was a cow, and the cow had just had a calf--till Philip forgot his tears and grew excited at the thought of his approaching journey.
The count had a sty," replied the adjutant smiling, "and was very much upset when I told him people had come to ask what was the matter with him.
I will send back the other pig to the sty with a message.
And he had a good knack at getting in the complimentary thing here and there about a knight that was likely to advertise -- no, I mean a knight that had influence; and he also had a neat gift of exaggeration, for in his time he had kept door for a pious hermit who lived in a sty and worked miracles.
In the village I just came from, the squire has had a pig stolen out of his sty.
Methinks, too, from the stink, they must have been Roman swineherd who habited this sty with their herds, an' I venture that thou, old sow, hast never touched broom to the place for fear of disturbing the ancient relics of thy kin.
I do believe a sty is coming on my star-board eye," and Steve affected to be absorbed in a survey of his yellow lashes.
But, there were no pigeons in the dove-cot, no horses in the stable, no pigs in the sty, no malt in the store-house, no smells of grains and beer in the copper or the vat.