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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 ?
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.
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.
I will send back the other pig to the sty with a message.
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.
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.
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.
In the village I just came from, the squire has had a pig stolen out of his sty.
On this platform one lives in a sty of sensualism, and would soon come to suicide.
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.
Now, how should I, that ne'er have squealed in your sty, know all the swine therein?
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.
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.