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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stew  \Stew\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stewed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Stewing}.]  [OE.  stuven,  OF  estuver  F.  ['e]tuver,  fr  OF 
  estuve,  F.  ['e]tuve,  a  sweating  house,  a  room  heated  for  a 
  bath;  probably  of  Teutonic  origin,  and  akin  to  E.  stove.  See 
  {Stove},  and  cf  {Stive}  to  stew.] 
  To  boil  slowly,  or  with  the  simmering  or  moderate  heat;  to 
  seethe;  to  cook  in  a  little  liquid,  over  a  gentle  fire, 
  without  boiling;  as  to  stew  meat;  to  stew  oysters;  to  stew 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stew  \Stew\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  seethed  or  cooked  in  a  slow,  gentle  manner,  or  in  heat 
  and  moisture. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stew  \Stew\,  n.  [OE.  stue,  stuwe,  OF  estuve.  See  {Stew},  v.  t.] 
  1.  A  place  of  stewing  or  seething;  a  place  where  hot  bathes 
  are  furnished;  a  hothouse.  [Obs.] 
  As  burning  [AE]tna  from  his  boiling  stew  Doth  belch 
  out  flames.  --Spenser. 
  The  Lydians  were  inhibited  by  Cyrus  to  use  any 
  armor,  and  give  themselves  to  baths  and  stews. 
  --Abp.  Abbot. 
  2.  A  brothel;  --  usually  in  the  plural.  --Bacon.  South. 
  There  be  that  hate  harlots,  and  never  were  at  the 
  stews.  --Aschman. 
  3.  A  prostitute.  [Obs.]  --Sir  A.  Weldon. 
  4.  A  dish  prepared  by  stewing;  as  a  stewof  pigeons. 
  5.  A  state  of  agitating  excitement;  a  state  of  worry; 
  confusion;  as  to  be  in  a  stew.  [Colloq.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stew  \Stew\,  n.  [Cf.  {Stow}.] 
  1.  A  small  pond  or  pool  where  fish  are  kept  for  the  table;  a 
  vivarium.  [Obs.  or  Prov.  Eng.]  --Chaucer.  Evelyn. 
  2.  An  artificial  bed  of  oysters.  [Local,  U.S.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  agitation  resulting  from  active  worry;  "don't  get  in  a 
  stew";  "he's  in  a  sweat  about  exams"  [syn:  {fret},  {sweat}, 
  {lather},  {swither}] 
  2:  food  prepared  by  stewing  especially  meat  or  fish  with 
  v  1:  be  in  a  huff;  be  silent  or  sullen  [syn:  {sulk},  {grizzle},  {brood}] 
  2:  bear  a  grudge;  harbor  ill  feelings  [syn:  {grudge}] 
  3:  cook  slowly  and  for  a  long  time  in  liquid;  "Stewe  the 
  vegetables  in  wine" 

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