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  3  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. 
  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. 
  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]: 
  Stirring  \Stir"ring\,  a. 
  Putting  in  motion,  or  being  in  motion;  active;  active  in 
  business;  habitually  employed  in  some  kind  of  business; 
  accustomed  to  a  busy  life. 
  A  more  stirring  and  intellectual  age  than  any  which  had 
  gone  before  it  --Southey. 
  Syn:  Animating;  arousing;  awakening;  stimulating;  quickening; 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  capable  of  arousing  enthusiasm  or  excitement;  "a  rousing 
  sermon";  "stirring  events  such  as  wars  and  rescues" 
  [syn:  {rousing}] 
  2:  exciting  strong  but  not  unpleasant  emotions;  "a  stirring 
  speech"  [syn:  {soul-stirring}] 
  n  1:  agitating  a  liquid  with  a  stirring  implement 
  2:  arousing  to  a  particular  emotion  or  action  [syn:  {inspiration}] 

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