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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stern  \Stern\,  a.  [Compar.  {Sterner};  superl.  {Sternest}.]  [OE. 
  sterne,  sturne,  AS  styrne;  cf  D.  stuurish  stern,  Sw  stursk 
  refractory.  [root]166.] 
  Having  a  certain  hardness  or  severity  of  nature,  manner,  or 
  aspect;  hard;  severe;  rigid;  rigorous;  austere;  fixed; 
  unchanging;  unrelenting;  hence  serious;  resolute;  harsh;  as 
  a  sternresolve  a  stern  necessity;  a  stern  heart;  a  stern 
  gaze;  a  stern  decree. 
  The  sterne  wind  so  loud  gan  to  rout.  --Chaucer. 
  I  would  outstare  the  sternest  eyes  that  look  --Shak. 
  When  that  the  poor  have  cried,  C[ae]sar  hath  wept; 
  Ambition  should  be  made  of  sterner  stuff.  --Shak. 
  Stern  as  tutors,  and  as  uncles  hard.  --Dryden. 
  These  barren  rocks,  your  stern  inheritance. 
  Syn:  Gloomy;  sullen;  forbidding;  strict;  unkind; 
  hard-hearted;  unfeeling;  cruel;  pitiless. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stern  \Stern\,  n.  [AS.  stearn  a  kind  of  bird.  See  {Starling}.] 
  The  black  tern. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stern  \Stern\,  n.  [Icel.  stj[=o]rn  a  steering,  or  a  doubtful  AS 
  ste['o]rn.  [root]166.  See  {Steer},  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  helm  or  tiller  of  a  vessel  or  boat;  also  the  rudder. 
  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  2.  (Naut.)  The  after  or  rear  end  of  a  ship  or  other  vessel, 
  or  of  a  boat;  the  part  opposite  to  the  stem,  or  prow. 
  3.  Fig.:  The  post  of  management  or  direction. 
  And  sit  chiefest  stern  of  public  weal.  --Shak. 
  4.  The  hinder  part  of  anything  --Spenser. 
  5.  The  tail  of  an  animal;  --  now  used  only  of  the  tail  of  a 
  {By  the  stern}.  (Naut.)  See  {By  the  head},  under  {By}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stern  \Stern\,  a. 
  Being  in  the  stern,  or  being  astern;  as  the  stern  davits. 
  {Stern  board}  (Naut.),  a  going  or  falling  astern;  a  loss  of 
  way  in  making  a  tack;  as  to  make  a  stern  board.  See 
  {Board},  n.,  8 
  b  . 
  {Stern  chase}.  (Naut.) 
  a  See  under  {Chase},  n. 
  b  A  stern  chaser. 
  {Stern  chaser}  (Naut.),  a  cannon  placed  in  a  ship's  stern, 
  pointing  backward,  and  intended  to  annoy  a  ship  that  is  in 
  {Stern  fast}  (Naut.),  a  rope  used  to  confine  the  stern  of  a 
  ship  or  other  vessel,  as  to  a  wharf  or  buoy. 
  {Stern  frame}  (Naut.),  the  framework  of  timber  forms  the 
  stern  of  a  ship. 
  {Stern  knee}.  See  {Sternson}. 
  {Stern  port}  (Naut.),  a  port,  or  opening,  in  the  stern  of  a 
  {Stern  sheets}  (Naut.),  that  part  of  an  open  boat  which  is 
  between  the  stern  and  the  aftmost  seat  of  the  rowers,  -- 
  usually  furnished  with  seats  for  passengers. 
  {Stern  wheel},  a  paddle  wheel  attached  to  the  stern  of  the 
  steamboat  which  it  propels. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  of  a  stern  or  strict  bearing  or  demeanor;  forbidding  in 
  aspect;  "an  austere  expression";  "a  stern  face"  [syn: 
  2:  not  to  be  placated  or  appeased  or  moved  by  entreaty;"grim 
  determination";  "grim  necessity";  "Russia's  final  hour,  it 
  seemed,  approached  with  inexorable  certainty";  "relentless 
  persecution";  "the  stern  demands  of  parenthood  [syn:  {grim}, 
  {inexorable},  {relentless},  {unappeasable},  {unforgiving}, 
  3:  severe  and  unremitting  in  making  demands;  "an  exacting 
  instructor";  "a  stern  disciplinarian";  "strict  standards" 
  [syn:  {strict},  {exacting}] 
  4:  (nautical)  pertaining  to  the  after  part  of  a  vessel  [syn:  {stern(a)}] 
  n  1:  the  rear  part  of  a  ship  [syn:  {after  part},  {quarter},  {poop}, 
  2:  the  fleshy  part  of  the  human  body  that  you  sit  on  [syn:  {buttocks}, 
  {arse},  {butt},  {backside},  {bum},  {buns},  {can},  {fundament}, 
  {hindquarters},  {hind  end},  {keister},  {posterior},  {prat}, 
  {rear},  {rear  end},  {rump},  {seat},  {tail},  {tail  end},  {tooshie}, 
  {tush},  {bottom},  {behind},  {derriere},  {fanny},  {ass}] 

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