Stowing
Stow Stow (st[=o]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stowed} (st[=o]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stowing}.] [OE. stowen, fr. stowe a place, AS. stow; cf. Icel. eldst[=o]a fireplace, hearth, OFries. st[=o], and E. stand. [root]163.] 1. To place or arrange in a compact mass; to put in its proper place, or in a suitable place; to pack; as, to stowbags, bales, or casks in a ship's hold; to stow hay in a mow; to stow sheaves. [1913 Webster]

Some stow their oars, or stop the leaky sides. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To put away in some place; to hide; to lodge. [1913 Webster]

Foul thief! where hast thou stowed my daughter? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To arrange anything compactly in; to fill, by packing closely; as, to stow a box, car, or the hold of a ship. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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