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stir


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stir  \Stir\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stirred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Stirring}.]  [OE.  stiren,  steren,  sturen  AS  styrian; 
  probably  akin  to  D.  storen  to  disturb,  G.  st["o]ren,  OHG. 
  st[=o]ren  to  scatter,  destroy.  [root]166.] 
  1.  To  change  the  place  of  in  any  manner;  to  move 
 
  My  foot  I  had  never  yet  in  five  days  been  able  to 
  stir.  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  2.  To  disturb  the  relative  position  of  the  particles  of  as 
  of  a  liquid,  by  passing  something  through  it  to  agitate; 
  as  to  stir  a  pudding  with  a  spoon. 
 
  My  mind  is  troubled,  like  a  fountain  stirred. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  bring  into  debate;  to  agitate;  to  moot. 
 
  Stir  not  questions  of  jurisdiction.  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  To  incite  to  action  to  arouse;  to  instigate;  to  prompt; 
  to  excite.  ``To  stir  men  to  devotion.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  An  Ate,  stirring  him  to  blood  and  strife.  --Shak. 
 
  And  for  her  sake  some  mutiny  will  stir.  --Dryden. 
 
  Note:  In  all  senses  except  the  first  stir  is  often  followed 
  by  up  with  an  intensive  effect;  as  to  stir  up  fire;  to 
  stir  up  sedition. 
 
  Syn:  To  move  incite;  awaken;  rouse;  animate;  stimulate; 
  excite;  provoke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stir  \Stir\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  move  to  change  one's  position. 
 
  I  had  not  power  to  stir  or  strive,  But  felt  that  I 
  was  still  alive.  --Byron. 
 
  2.  To  be  in  motion;  to  be  active  or  bustling;  to  exert  or 
  busy  one's  self 
 
  All  are  not  fit  with  them  to  stir  and  toil.  --Byron. 
 
  The  friends  of  the  unfortunate  exile,  far  from 
  resenting  his  unjust  suspicions,  were  stirring 
  anxiously  in  his  behalf.  --Merivale. 
 
  3.  To  become  the  object  of  notice;  to  be  on  foot. 
 
  They  fancy  they  have  a  right  to  talk  freely  upon 
  everything  that  stirs  or  appears.  --I.  Watts. 
 
  4.  To  rise,  or  be  up  in  the  morning.  [Colloq.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stir  \Stir\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  result  of  stirring;  agitation;  tumult;  bustle; 
  noise  or  various  movements. 
 
  Why  all  these  words  this  clamor,  and  this  stir? 
  --Denham. 
 
  Consider,  after  so  much  stir  about  genus  and 
  species,  how  few  words  we  have  yet  settled 
  definitions  of  --Locke. 
 
  2.  Public  disturbance  or  commotion;  tumultuous  disorder; 
  seditious  uproar. 
 
  Being  advertised  of  some  stirs  raised  by  his 
  unnatural  sons  in  England.  --Sir  J. 
  Davies. 
 
  3.  Agitation  of  thoughts;  conflicting  passions. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  stir 
  n  1:  a  disorderly  outburst  or  tumult;  "they  were  amazed  by  the 
  furious  disturbance  they  had  caused"  [syn:  {disturbance}, 
  {disruption},  {commotion},  {turmoil},  {hurly  burly},  {to-do}] 
  2:  emotional  agitation  and  excitement 
  3:  a  rapid  bustling  commotion  [syn:  {bustle},  {hustle},  {flurry}, 
  {ado},  {fuss}] 
  v  1:  move  with  a  stirring  motion;  "stir  the  soup" 
  2:  move  very  slightly;  "He  shifted  in  his  seat"  [syn:  {shift}, 
  {budge},  {agitate}] 
  3:  stir  feelings  in  "stimulate  my  appetite";  "excite  the 
  audience"  [syn:  {stimulate},  {excite}] 
  4:  as  of  senses  or  emotions;  "These  stories  shook  the 
  community"  [syn:  {stimulate},  {shake},  {shake  up},  {excite}] 
  5:  agitate;  "toss  the  salad";  "stir  nuts  into  the  dough"  [syn: 
  {toss}] 
  6:  affect  emotionally;  "A  stirring  movie";  "I  was  touched  by 
  your  kind  letter  of  sympathy"  [syn:  {touch}] 
  7:  evoke  or  call  forth:  "raise  the  specter  of  unemployment"; 
  "he  conjured  wild  birds  in  the  air";  "stir  a  disturbance" 
  [syn:  {raise},  {conjure},  {conjure  up},  {invoke},  {call 
  down},  {arouse},  {bring  up},  {put  forward},  {call  forth}] 
  8:  to  begin  moving  "As  the  thunder  started  the  sleeping 
  children  began  to  stir"  [syn:  {arouse}] 




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