stye
noun see sty III

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Stye — Classification and external resources A stye on an eyelid ICD 10 H00.0 …   Wikipedia

  • Stye — Stye, n. See {Sty}, a boil. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stye — Sty Sty, n. [For older styan, styanye, understood as sty on eye, AS. st[=i]gend (sc. e[ a]ge eye), properly, rising, or swelling (eye), p. p. of st[=i]gan to rise. See {Sty}, v. i.] (Med.) An inflamed swelling or boil on the edge of the eyelid.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stye — [[t]sta͟ɪ[/t]] styes also sty N COUNT If you have a stye, your eyelid is red and swollen because part of it is infected …   English dictionary

  • stye — /staɪ/ (say stuy) noun a circumscribed inflammatory swelling, like a small boil, on the edge of the eyelid. Also, sty. {backformation from Middle English styanye, from styan (Old English stīgend literally, rising) + ye eye, but taken to mean stye …   Australian English dictionary

  • stye — noun an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid • Syn: ↑sty, ↑hordeolum, ↑eye infection • Hypernyms: ↑infection * * * stye see sty n.1–n.4, sty v.1, v.2, and …   Useful english dictionary

  • stye — noun /aɪ/ A bacterial infection in the eyelash or eyelid …   Wiktionary

  • stye — n. acute inflammation of a gland at the base of an eyelash, caused by bacterial infection. The gland becomes hard and tender and a pus filled cyst develops at its centre. Styes are treated by bathing in warm water or removal of the eyelash… …   Medical dictionary

  • stye — sty …   American English homophones

  • stye — n. swollen inflammation on the edge of the eyelid …   English contemporary dictionary

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