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Stern appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Mrs Puggy Wuggy has a square cut punt.
    Not a punt cut square,
    Just a square cut punt.
    It's round in the stern and blunt in the front.
    Mrs Puggy Wuggy has a square cut punt.

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 stern:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective stern:


Stern is sometimes a misspelling of stolen.

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Definition of the noun stern

What does stern mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sterns

  1. the rear part of a ship
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of stern: after part / poop / quarter / tail
    • more generic words: back / rear = the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    • part of: ship = a vessel that carries passengers or freight
    • parts:
      • escutcheon = a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed
      • skeg = a brace that extends from the rear of the keel to support the rudderpost
  2. United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
  3. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

Specialised definition of the noun stern

Glossary of sports / canoeing

the rear end of a canoe (or any boat)

Glossary of sports / rowing

the back end of the boat (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

the back part of a boat

Glossary of sports / sailing

the aft part of a ship (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

the after or hind part of a boat (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the adjective stern

What does stern mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: sterner | sternest

  1. of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
  2. not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
  3. severe and unremitting in making demands
  4. severely simple

Alternative definition of the adjective stern


  1. having a hardness and severity of nature or manner
  2. grim and forbidding in appearance


  1. Stern is the name of two different but related arcade gaming companies: Stern Electronics, Inc. and Stern Pinball, Inc.
    • also known as Stern Electronics Inc.
  2. Stern a.k.a. Stërn: Automotive Parts - Audi / Volkswagen Specialized...


Who is Stern?

Stern a.k.a. Adrian Stern ist ein Schweizer Sänger und Songschreiber aus Baden, der im Ostaargauer Dialekt singt.


  1. Stern is a fictional character from Lupin III.
  2. Stern is a fictional character from the 1969 film Man on Horseback.
  3. Stern is a fictional character from the 1959 film The Bridge.
  4. Stern is a fictional character from the 2013 film Hiob.

There are other characters with in their name, like Stern's, Ben Stern, Hal Stern, Ray Stern, Andy Stern, Aaron Stern, Barry Stern, Bruce Stern, Donna Stern, Isaac Stern, Nancy Stern, Susan Stern, Bonnie Stern, George Stern, Howard Stern, Itzhak Stern, Howard K Stern, Elizabeth Stern, Howard K. Stern and Katherine Stern.


  1. "Stern" is a book by Bruce Jay Friedman.
    • also known as "Stern, a novel"
    • genre: Fiction
    • subjects: Classics, Literary
  2. "Stern" is a book by Nancy B. Stern.


  1. "Stern" is a musical album of Adrian Stern.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  2. "Stern" is a musical album of Kong.
    • released on
  3. "Stern" is a musical single of Schweisser.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  4. "Stern" is a composition.
  5. "Stern" is a composition.


  1. The stern is the back or aft-most part of a ship or boat, technically defined as the area built up over the sternpost, extending upwards from the counter rail to the taffrail. The stern lies opposite of the bow, the foremost part of a ship. Originally, the term only referred to the aft port section of the ship, but eventually came to refer to the entire back of a vessel. The stern end of a ship is indicated with a white navigation light at night.
  2. Stern is a weekly news magazine published in Germany by Gruner + Jahr, a subsidiary of Bertelsmann. Its founder in 1948 was Henri Nannen. In the first quarter of 2006, its print run was 1.019 million copies and it reached 7.84 million readers according to Media-Analyse.
    • also known as 亮点
    • official website:
  3. Stern is a family name which can be of either German/Yiddish or English language origin, though the former case predominates.
  4. Stern is a family name.

Phrases with Stern

  1. stern chaser
  2. Stern's Medlar
  3. Stern's Cotoneaster
  4. Fintushel-Stern Knot
  5. isaac stern

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Stern

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Google previewBarron's PCAT (2002)

How to Prepare for the Pharmacy College Admission Test by Marie A. Chisholm

The adjective stern means grim or ...

Google previewThe Reporter (1916)

Being stern means to convey the impression that your word is law. What you say you mean; what you instruct you want carried out to the letter. When your help become conscious of this attitude you will have found the first essential to shop ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television News (1999)

by Michael D. Murray

Stern. graphic, and the CBS Laboratories Division was a distinct interest to him. From this division, the long-playing record revitalized the music market and the color television timetable worldwide was advanced by the seminal work of CBS ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science (2006)

by P. Somasundaran

The Stern Model The Gouy-Chapman theory has been criticized for the rather simplistic ...

Google previewEconomic Thinkers: A Biographical Encyclopedia (2013)

A Biographical Encyclopedia by David A. Dieterle Ph.D.

Stern dedicated himself to promotion of international economies implementing “ green” innovation and jobs with countries committed to low-carbon technologies. Stern saw this “green” industrial revolution as an opportunity for poverty ...

Google previewFalconers Marine Dictionary (1780) (2012)

by William Falconer

exhibits a stern view of a 60 gun-ship, with the curve of the frame-timbers on one fide, and the disposition of all the planks of the bottom on the other side. Fig. 3. represents a stern view of a French man of war of 70 guns. Plate Xl. fig.

Google previewAn Universal Dictionary of the Marine: Or, A Copious Explanation of the Technical Terms and Phrases Employed in the Construction, Equipment, Furniture, Machinery, Movements, and Military Operations of a Ship (1784)

by William Falconer

exhibits a stern view of a 6o gun-ship, with the curve of the frame-timbers on one side, and the disposition of all the planks of the bottom on the other side. Fig. 3. represents a stern view of a French man of war of 7o guns. Plate XI. fig.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: Chemical, industries and occupations (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

Stern trawler. Figure 66.6 • Small linefishing high-speed boat ( stationary). (otter boards), one on each side of the mouth of the net, are set at an angle to keep the net open when pulled by the vessel along the bottom (see figure ...

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Small photo of Fee fall type life boat at afterward/stern on cargo vessel . for save life of people.Small photo of Sihanoukville, Cambodia 11-24-2011 A wild Macaque monkey portrait quarter face, sharp brown eyes, mouth closed, with a stern look. A feral ape scavenging on the edge of town.Small photo of Seafaring: Stern wave of a small excursion and fishing boat on the Kattegat SeaSmall photo of View of boat stern with screwSmall photo of View of boat stern with screwSmall photo of View of boat stern with screwSmall photo of View of boat stern with screw More...

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Shoshannah Stern, Sign Language and Adventures of Power

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Quotes about Stern

The problem with the cutting edge is that someone has to bleed. (Zalman Stern)
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Scrabble value of S1T1E1R1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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