Stem appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):
- Stem leprosy, obese boys, or pelmets.
The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun stem:
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb stem:
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Stem is sometimes a misspelling of steam.
The word stem is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.
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Definition of the noun stem
What does stem mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: stems
- (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
- example: thematic vowels are part of the stem
- domain: linguistics
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonyms of stem: base / radical / root / root word / theme
- more generic terms: descriptor / form / signifier / word form = the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
- a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
- lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
- synonym of stem: stalk
- more generic term: plant organ = a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
- more specific terms:
- gynophore = the stalk of a pistil that raises it above the receptacle
- carpophore = a slender stalk that furnishes an axis for a carpel
- corn stalk / cornstalk = the stalk of a corn plant
- filament = the stalk of a stamen
- funiculus / funicle = the stalk of a plant ovule or seed
- petiolule = the stalk of a leaflet
- cane = a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane
- sporangiophore = stalk bearing one or more sporangia
- cutting / slip = a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
- tuber = a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage
- rootstalk / rootstock / rhizome = a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure
- axis = the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged
- caudex = woody stem of palms and tree ferns
- beanstalk = stem of a bean plant
- phylloclade / cladophyll / phylloclad / cladode = a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf
- caudex / stock = persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
- stipe = supporting stalk or stem-like structure especially of a pistil or fern frond or supporting a mushroom cap
- flower stalk / scape = erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip
- leafstalk / petiole = the slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf
- bulb = a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure
- corm = solid swollen underground bulb-shaped stem or stem base and serving as a reproductive structure
- branch = a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant
- culm = stem of plants of the Gramineae
- haulm / halm = stems of beans and peas and potatoes and grasses collectively as used for thatching and bedding
- tree trunk / trunk / bole = the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark
- cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- synonym of stem: shank
- more generic word: cylinder = a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
- part of: anchor / ground tackle = a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving; grip / handgrip / handle / hold = the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; key = metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated; nail = a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener; pin = a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things; wineglass = a glass that has a stem and in which wine is served
- the tube of a tobacco pipe
- front part of a vessel or aircraft
- a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it
Alternative definition of the noun stem
- [botany] The above-ground stalk (technically axis) of a vascular plant, and certain anatomically similar, below-ground organs such as rhizomes, bulbs, tubers, and corms.
- A slender supporting member of an individual part of a plant such as a flower or a leaf; also, by analogue the shaft of a feather.
- A narrow part on certain man-made objects, such as a wine glass, a tobacco pipe, a spoon.
- [linguistic morphology] The main part of an uninflected word to which affixes may be added to form inflections of the word. A stem often has a more fundamental root. Systematic conjugations and declensions derive from their stems.
- [typography] A vertical stroke of a letter.
- [music] A vertical stroke of a symbol representing a note in written music.
- [nautical] The vertical or nearly vertical forward extension of the keel, to which the forward ends of the planks or strakes are attached.
Specialised definition of the noun stem
Glossary of sports / darts
the plastic or metal part of the dart that screws into the barrel and holds the flight (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)
- synonym: shaft
Glossary of sports / sailing
the curved timber at the bow of a boat (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)
Definition of the verb stem
What does stem mean as a doing word?
Stem is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: stemmed, stemming
- grow out of, have roots in, originate in
- example: The increase in the national debt stems from the last war
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula there [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location] There appeared a ship on the horizon [Theme] [Verb] A ship appeared [Theme] [Verb] [Location, locative adverb] It appeared there [Theme] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] A ship appeared on the horizon [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] On the horizon appeared a large ship
Verbs of Appearance (with the same syntax): appear, arise, awake, awaken, break, burst, coalesce, come, dawn, derive, develop, emanate, emerge, erupt, evolve, exude, flow, form, grow, gush, issue, materialize, open, plop, pop up, re-emerge, reappear, result, rise, show up, spill, spread, spring up, steal, stream, supervene, surge, take shape, wax.
- lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
- more generic term: originate in = come from
- cause to point inward
- stop the flow of a liquid
- remove the stem from
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] [Source] The cook boned the fish
Verbs of Removing (with the same syntax): bark, beard, bone, burl, core, gill, gut, head, hull, husk, lint, louse, milk, peel, pinion, pip, pit, pith, pod, poll, pulp, rind, scale, scalp, seed, shell, shuck, skin, snail, stalk, stone, string, tail, tassel, vein, weed, wind, worm, zest.
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- more generic terms: remove / take / take away / withdraw = remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Other definitions of stem
What does stem also mean?
- scanning transmission electron microscope
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Stem is a town in Granville County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 463 at the 2010 Census.
- also known as Stem, North Carolina; Granville County / Stem town
- part of Granville County, North Carolina, United States of America
- Stem is a musical group, record producers.
- Stem is a four piece alternative rock band from Oxford.
- album: "Creepy Bill"
There are other groups with in their name, like Stem Tips.
- "Stem": "Stem," also known by its Japanese translated title "Kuki" is a song written by Japanese singer Ringo Sheena and released in several versions.
- also known as 莖(STEM)～諸侯出遊篇～
- "Stem" is a song by DJ Shadow from his 1996 debut album Endtroducing...... The song reached #9 on the Ireland singles chart, DJ Shadow's only ever top 10 hit.
- also known as Long Stem
- music by DJ Shadow
- "Stem" is a 1996 single by DJ Shadow.
- released in (20 years ago)
- "Stem" is a musical album of Celelalte Cuvinte.
- released on (7 years ago)
- "Stem" is a musical album of Evelyn Morris.
- released on (5 years ago)
- The stem is the most forward part of a boat or ship's bow and is an extension of the keel itself. The stem is the curved edge stretching from the keel below, up to the gunwale of the boat. The stem is more often found on wooden boats or ships, but not exclusively. The stem is part of the physical structure of a wooden boat or ship that gives it strength at the critical section of the structure, bringing together the port and starboard side planks of the hull.
- The stem is the component on a bicycle that connects the handlebars to the steerer tube of the bicycle fork.
- also known as Вынос руля
- Stem: Stems can refer to two things in music: music notation and audio production.
- also known as 符桿
- The stem technique in skiing is a method for turning the skier. It is usually credited to the Austrian Mathias Zdarsky who developed it in the 1890s. Its variations gradually replaced the telemark technique in Alpine skiing.
- Stem a.k.a. Nucleic acid double helix: In molecular biology, the term double helix refers to the structure formed by double-stranded molecules of nucleic acids such as DNA. The double helical structure of a nucleic acid complex arises as a consequence of its secondary structure, and is a fundamental component in determining its tertiary structure. The term entered popular culture with the publication in 1968 of The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA, by James Watson.
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- Stem: In audio production, a stem is a group of audio sources mixed together, usually by one person, to be dealt with downstream as one unit. A single stem may be delivered in mono, stereo, or in multiple tracks for surround sound.
Phrases with Stem
Phrases starting with the word Stem:
- stem cell
- stem turn
- Stem Siren
- stem vowel
- stem blight
- stem canker
- stem ginger
- stem stitch
- Stem Campion
- stem lettuce
Phrases ending with the word Stem:
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Stem
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The Syntax of Chichewa (2004)
by Sam Mchombo
and, further, the verb stem is the input to nominalization processes, as shown below. In many respects, derivational morphology in Chichewa ...
Botanical Terminology (1826)
Or Dictionary Explaining the Terms Most Generally Employed in Systematic Botany by G. N. Lloyd
Caudex ascendens ; the ascending stem is that part which forms the trunk of the tree. descendens ; the descending stem is that part which forms the root. * intermedius; the intermediate stem is that part which is between the root and the ...
Botanical Terminology; Or Dictionary Explaining the Terms Most Generally Employed in Systematic Botany (1826)
by G. N. Lloyd
intermedius; the intermediate stem is that part which is between the root and the branches. Caudiculum (dimin. from cauda), a little tail. Caulescens, having a stem; opposed to acaulis, stemless. Caulinus, when applied to a leaf it ...
General Botany (1994)
by E. N. Transeau
The upright stem is the common type and has many advantages over a horizontal stem. Upright stems. The photographer uses light to effect chemical changes in photographic papers and plates. Light also brings about chemical changes in ...
Athabaskan Prosody (2005)
by Sharon Hargus, Keren Rice
First, morphologically, the stem is an obligatory constituent of the verb; while prefixes may be phonologically null, the stem is always there. Second, syntactically, the stem is the lexical head of its phrase, providing category information. Finally ...
by Louise Spilsbury
A stem is the stalk from which buds, shoots, and leaves grow. Stems have hollow tubes inside them. These work like drinking straws. They carry water and nutrients up from the roots to the other parts of the plant. 8 The water that travels up the ...
Mongolian English Dictionary (2013)
stem (of anote) (mus.) 5. stick (of a match) 6. (~ мод) pole, flagpole, flagstaff7. (тамхины ~) paper tube (of a Russian cigarette), иштэй тамхи Russian cigarette with a paper tube ИШ II. 1. |~ баримт) source ...
by Linda Causee
Stem. Stitch. Bring needle up at 1. Hold thread down with the thumb of your non- stitching hand. Reinsert needle at 2 and bring up at 3, about halfway between 1 and 2. Pull the thread through and continue in this manner with thread held below ...
A Dictionary of the Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, and Plants, Most Commonly Cultivated in the Plantations, Gardens, and Stoves, of Great-Britain, Etc (1790)
by Charles BRYANT (Naturalist)
Stem 'armed with numerous; double spines, some larger and some smaller. Lobes of the leaves oval, on spiny footstalks. Flowers double, pale yellow. Get-mina globular. Double Yellow Rose.
by Stephen David Ricks
APPENDIX A GENERAL ABBREVIATIONS abbreviation adjective adverb cardinal compare collective compound conjunction verb stem with doubled second radical (cf. Ar fa“ala) definite demonstrative dual enclitic especially etymology ...
by Marion Nichols
STEM (Outline) . CREWEL . CABLE OUTLINE . SPLIT . ANGLED SATIN (Slanted Satin) . STACKED OUTLINE (Encroaching Outline, Encroaching Stem) . REGULAR LONG AND SHORT (Brick) . LONG AND SHORT (Irregular) BAR SATIN ...
by Diagram Group
runner A stem that grows horizontally on the soil surface and roots at the nodes (leaf joints) as it spreads. scarifying (1) A technique of removing thatch (moss and dead grass that builds up in grassed ...
Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge : Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Elegant Engravings. A - B. 1 by William Nicholson
cuulina, stem leaves, and rrrmea, branched leaves. The situation of the latter is either alternate, opposite, scattered, or clustered. Several leaves standing round astem or branch are termed verticillata, whorled; such are either ternnte, ...
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Videos about Stem
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- STEM Definition Paper-Slide
Voice: Jenni Hood Camera: Zurie Tafciu.
- John Madea: "STEM to STEAM: The Meaning of Innovation" | Talks at Google
In the current moment of economic uncertainty, every economy is taking stock and once again turning to innovation as the silver bullet that will guide us forward.
- Stem Meaning
Video shows what stem means. The stock of a family; a race or generation of progenitors.. A branch of a family.. An advanced or leading position; the lookout..
- Robotics and a New Definition of STEM
- Making Meaning from STEM Learning - RFP
Watch as staff help youth reflect on their design and process the learning.
- "People Move" revised dance moves and explanation. STEM Academy 6th grade students, Savannah, GA.
via YouTube Capture.
- Stem Changing Explanation
- STEM extended definition
- NMS STEM machine explanation video and walk through
via YouTube Capture.
- STEM simple explanation
- Stem the tide Meaning
Video shows what stem the tide means. To slow or stop the increase.. Stem the tide Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say stem the ...
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Quotes about Stem
Well, there are two kinds of stem cells: adult stem cells, which you can get from any part of a grown body, and embryonic stem cells. These are the inner- core of days-old embryos that can develop into any kind of cell. (Mort Kondracke)
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Scrabble value of S1T1E1M3
The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine