steward
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English stīweard, from stī, stig hall, sty + weard ward — more at sty, ward Date: before 12th century 1. one employed in a large household or estate to manage domestic concerns (as the supervision of servants, collection of rents, and keeping of accounts) 2. shop steward 3. a fiscal agent 4. a. an employee on a ship, airplane, bus, or train who manages the provisioning of food and attends passengers b. one appointed to supervise the provision and distribution of food and drink in an institution 5. one who actively directs affairs ; manager II. verb Date: 1621 transitive verb to act as a steward for ; manage intransitive verb to perform the duties of a steward

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  • Steward — Steward …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • steward — [ stiwart ] n. m. • 1833 « majordome »; mot angl. 1 ♦ Maître d hôtel ou garçon de service à bord d un paquebot. 2 ♦ Cour. Membre masculin du personnel de cabine d un avion, chargé du service des passagers. Le steward et l hôtesse. Abrév. STEW [… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Steward — Stew ard, n. [OE. stiward, AS. st[=i]weard, stigweard, literally, a sty ward; stigu sty + weard warden, guardian, his first duty having been probably to attend to the domestic animals. [root]164. See {Sty} pen for swine, {Ward}.] 1. A man… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • steward — stew‧ard [ˈstjuːəd ǁ ˈstuːərd] noun [countable] 1. a man who serves food and drinks to passengers on a plane or ship 2. also shop steward HUMAN RESOURCES a worker who is elected by members of a trade union in a facto …   Financial and business terms

  • steward — STEWARD, stewarzi, s.m. Bărbat din personalul unei (aero)nave care serveşte pasagerii sau echipajul. [pr.: stíuard] – Din engl. steward. Trimis de ibogdank, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  STEWAR//D [pr.: stíuard] stewardzi m. Bărbat care face parte… …   Dicționar Român

  • Steward — Sm Betreuer der Passagiere per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. steward, dieses aus ae. stigweard Hauswart , zu ae. stig n. Stall, Verschlag, Vorraum und ae. weard Hüter . Geläufiger ist die feminine Form… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • steward — [sto͞o′ərd, styo͞o′ərd] n. [ME stiward < OE stiweard < stig, enclosure, hall, STY1 + weard, keeper, WARD] 1. a person put in charge of the affairs of a large household or estate, whose duties include supervision of the kitchen and the… …   English World dictionary

  • steward — stew·ard n: shop steward Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. steward …   Law dictionary

  • Steward — Steward, IL U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 271 Housing Units (2000): 103 Land area (2000): 0.124263 sq. miles (0.321840 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.124263 sq. miles (0.321840… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Steward — Steward: Die Berufsbezeichnung für den offiziellen Betreuer von Passagieren auf Schiffen (später auch in Flugzeugen u. a.) wurde in der 1. Hälfte des 19. Jh.s aus dem Engl. übernommen. Engl. steward »Verwalter, Aufwärter, Steward« setzt aengl.… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Steward — Stew ard, v. t. To manage as a steward. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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