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stow

 (stō)
tr.v. stowed, stow·ing, stows
1.
a. To place or arrange, especially in a neat, compact way: stowed his gear in the footlocker.
b. To fill (a place or container) by packing tightly.
2. To store for future use: stowed carrots and potatoes in the root cellar.
3. Slang To refrain from; stop.
4. To provide lodging for; quarter.
Phrasal Verb:
stow away
1. To hide oneself aboard a conveyance in order to obtain free transportation.
2. Informal To consume (food or drink) greedily.

[Middle English stowen, from stowe, place, from Old English stōw; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

stow′a·ble adj.

stow

(stəʊ)
vb (tr)
1. (often foll by away) to pack or store
2. to fill by packing
3. (Nautical Terms) nautical to pack or put away (cargo, sails and other gear, etc)
4. to have enough room for
5. (usually imperative) slang Brit to cease from: stow your noise!; stow it!.
[Old English stōwian to keep, hold back, from stōw a place; related to Old High German stouwen to accuse, Gothic stōjan to judge, Old Slavonic staviti to place]

Stow

(stəʊ)
n
(Biography) John. 1525–1605, English antiquary, noted for his Survey of London and Westminster (1598; 1603)

stow

(stoʊ)

v.t.
1. to put away in an orderly fashion.
2. to put away for future use.
3. to fill; load: to stow a carton with books.
4. to have room for; hold.
5. Slang. to stop; break off: Stow the talk.
6. to lodge; house.
7. stow away, to conceal oneself aboard a conveyance as a means of getting free transportation.
[1300–50; Middle English; Old English stōwigan to keep, hold back, derivative of stōw place; akin to Old Norse eldstō fireplace, Gothic stojan to judge]
stow′a•ble, adj.

stow


Past participle: stowed
Gerund: stowing

Imperative
stow
stow
Present
I stow
you stow
he/she/it stows
we stow
you stow
they stow
Preterite
I stowed
you stowed
he/she/it stowed
we stowed
you stowed
they stowed
Present Continuous
I am stowing
you are stowing
he/she/it is stowing
we are stowing
you are stowing
they are stowing
Present Perfect
I have stowed
you have stowed
he/she/it has stowed
we have stowed
you have stowed
they have stowed
Past Continuous
I was stowing
you were stowing
he/she/it was stowing
we were stowing
you were stowing
they were stowing
Past Perfect
I had stowed
you had stowed
he/she/it had stowed
we had stowed
you had stowed
they had stowed
Future
I will stow
you will stow
he/she/it will stow
we will stow
you will stow
they will stow
Future Perfect
I will have stowed
you will have stowed
he/she/it will have stowed
we will have stowed
you will have stowed
they will have stowed
Future Continuous
I will be stowing
you will be stowing
he/she/it will be stowing
we will be stowing
you will be stowing
they will be stowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stowing
you have been stowing
he/she/it has been stowing
we have been stowing
you have been stowing
they have been stowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stowing
you will have been stowing
he/she/it will have been stowing
we will have been stowing
you will have been stowing
they will have been stowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stowing
you had been stowing
he/she/it had been stowing
we had been stowing
you had been stowing
they had been stowing
Conditional
I would stow
you would stow
he/she/it would stow
we would stow
you would stow
they would stow
Past Conditional
I would have stowed
you would have stowed
he/she/it would have stowed
we would have stowed
you would have stowed
they would have stowed
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Verb1.stow - fill by packing tightly; "stow the cart"
pack - arrange in a container; "pack the books into the boxes"

stow

verb pack, load, put away, store, stuff, deposit, jam, tuck, bundle, cram, stash (informal), secrete I helped her stow her bags in the boot of the car.
stow away travel secretly, hide, conceal yourself, secrete yourself He stowed away on a ferry and landed in North Shields.
Translations
يُنَضِّد، يُرَتِّب
uložit
anbringe
elrak
stafla, pakka
keleivis be bilietokeliauti be bilietosukišti
nobāztnoglabāt

stow

[stəʊ] VT
1. (Naut) [+ cargo] → estibar, arrumar
2. (= put away) → guardar
where can I stow this?¿esto dónde lo pongo?
stow it!¡déjate de eso!, ¡cállate!, ¡basta ya!
stow away
A. VT + ADV (= put away) → guardar; (= hide) → esconder
to stow food away (fig) → despachar rápidamente una comida, zamparse una comida
B. VI + ADV (on ship, plane) → viajar de polizón

stow

[ˈstəʊ] vt (= put away) → ranger
stow away
vt sep (= put away) → embarquer
vi [person] (on ship, plane)embarquer

stow

vt
(Naut) cargoverladen, (ver)stauen; ship(be)laden
(= put away: also stow away) → verstauen (→ in in +dat); he stowed the money (away) behind the clocker versteckte das Geld hinter der Uhr
(inf, = desist) stow it!hör auf!

stow

[stəʊ] vt (Naut) (cargo) → stivare
stow away
1. vt + advmettere via

stow

(stəu) verb
to pack neatly and especially out of sight. The sailor stowed his belongings in his locker.
ˈstowaway noun
a person who stows away. They found a stowaway on the ship.
stow away
1. to hide oneself on a ship, aircraft etc before its departure, in order to travel on it without paying the fare. He stowed away on a cargo ship for New York.
2. to put or pack in a (secret) place until required. My jewellery is safely stowed away in the bank.
References in classic literature ?
There was a door above and another below, both safely padlocked, making the stairs an admirable place to stow away a customer who might still chance to have money, or a political light whom it was not advisable to kick out of doors.
I left Conseil to stow our trunks conveniently away, and remounted the poop in order to survey the preparations for departure.
Put away all the tackle and fittings in your house, and stow the wings of the sea-going ship neatly, and hang up the well-shaped rudder over the smoke.