transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, to place, from stowe place, from Old English stōw; akin to Old Frisian stō place, Greek stylos pillar — more at steer Date: 14th century 1. house, lodge 2. a. to put away for future use ; store b. obsolete to lock up for safekeeping ; confine 3. a. to dispose in an orderly fashion ; arrange, pack b. load 4. slang to put aside ; stop 5. a. archaic crowd b. to eat or drink up — usually used with away <
stowed away a huge dinner

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