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    Definition:
    Stem - (v. i.) Alt. of Steem
    Stem - (n.) Alt. of Steem
    Stem - (n.) The principal body of a tree, shrub, or plant, of any kind; the main stock; the part which supports the branches or the head or top.
    Stem - (n.) A little branch which connects a fruit, flower, or leaf with a main branch; a peduncle, pedicel, or petiole; as, the stem of an apple or a cherry.
    Stem - (n.) The stock of a family; a race or generation of progenitors.
    Stem - (n.) A branch of a family.
    Stem - (n.) A curved piece of timber to which the two sides of a ship are united at the fore end. The lower end of it is scarfed to the keel, and the bowsprit rests upon its upper end. Hence, the forward part of a vessel; the bow.
    Stem - (n.) Fig.: An advanced or leading position; the lookout.
    Stem - (n.) Anything resembling a stem or stalk; as, the stem of a tobacco pipe; the stem of a watch case, or that part to which the ring, by which it is suspended, is attached.
    Stem - (n.) That part of a plant which bears leaves, or rudiments of leaves, whether rising above ground or wholly subterranean.
    Stem - (n.) The entire central axis of a feather.
    Stem - (n.) The basal portion of the body of one of the Pennatulacea, or of a gorgonian.
    Stem - (n.) The short perpendicular line added to the body of a note; the tail of a crotchet, quaver, semiquaver, etc.
    Stem - (n.) The part of an inflected word which remains unchanged (except by euphonic variations) throughout a given inflection; theme; base.
    Stem - (v. t.) To remove the stem or stems from; as, to stem cherries; to remove the stem and its appendages (ribs and veins) from; as, to stem tobacco leaves.
    Stem - (v. t.) To ram, as clay, into a blasting hole.
    Stem - (v. t.) To oppose or cut with, or as with, the stem of a vessel; to resist, or make progress against; to stop or check the flow of, as a current.
    Stem - (v. i.) To move forward against an obstacle, as a vessel against a current.
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    Ablastemic - (a.) Non-germinal.
    Abstemious - (a.) Abstaining from wine.
    Abstemious - (a.) Sparing in diet; refraining from a free use of food and strong drinks; temperate; abstinent; sparing in the indulgence of the appetite or passions.
    Abstemious - (a.) Sparingly used; used with temperance or moderation; as, an abstemious diet.
    Abstemious - (a.) Marked by, or spent in, abstinence; as, an abstemious life.
    Abstemious - (a.) Promotive of abstemiousness.
    Abstemiousness - (n.) The quality of being abstemious, temperate, or sparing in the use of food and strong drinks. It expresses a greater degree of abstinence than temperance.
    Anisostemonous - (a.) Having unequal stamens; having stamens different in number from the petals.
    Apostemate - (v. i.) To form an abscess; to swell and fill with pus.
    Apostemation - (n.) The formation of an aposteme; the process of suppuration.
    Apostematous - (a.) Pertaining to, or partaking of the nature of, an aposteme.
    Aposteme - (n.) An abscess; a swelling filled with purulent matter.
    Blastemata - (pl. ) of Blastema
    Blastema - (n.) The structureless, protoplasmic tissue of the embryo; the primitive basis of an organ yet unformed, from which it grows.
    Blastemal - (a.) Relating to the blastema; rudimentary.
    Blastematic - (a.) Connected with, or proceeding from, the blastema; blastemal.
    Cytoblastema - (n.) See Protoplasm.
    Destemper - (n.) A kind of painting. See Distemper.
    Diastem - (n.) Intervening space; interval.
    Diastem - (n.) An interval.
    Diastema - (n.) A vacant space, or gap, esp. between teeth in a jaw.
    Diplostemonous - (a.) Having twice as many stamens as petals, as the geranium.
    Diplostemony - (n.) The condition of being diplostemonous.
    Distempered - (imp. & p. p.) of Distemper
    Distempering - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distemper
    Distemper - (v. t.) To temper or mix unduly; to make disproportionate; to change the due proportions of.
    Distemper - (v. t.) To derange the functions of, whether bodily, mental, or spiritual; to disorder; to disease.
    Distemper - (v. t.) To deprive of temper or moderation; to disturb; to ruffle; to make disaffected, ill-humored, or malignant.
    Distemper - (v. t.) To intoxicate.
    Distemper - (v. t.) To mix (colors) in the way of distemper; as, to distemper colors with size.
    Distemper - (v. t.) An undue or unnatural temper, or disproportionate mixture of parts.
    Distemper - (v. t.) Severity of climate; extreme weather, whether hot or cold.
    Distemper - (v. t.) A morbid state of the animal system; indisposition; malady; disorder; -- at present chiefly applied to diseases of brutes; as, a distemper in dogs; the horse distemper; the horn distemper in cattle.
    Distemper - (v. t.) Morbid temper of the mind; undue predominance of a passion or appetite; mental derangement; bad temper; ill humor.
    Distemper - (v. t.) Political disorder; tumult.
    Distemper - (v. t.) A preparation of opaque or body colors, in which the pigments are tempered or diluted with weak glue or size (cf. Tempera) instead of oil, usually for scene painting, or for walls and ceilings of rooms.
    Distemper - (v. t.) A painting done with this preparation.
    Distemperance - (n.) Distemperature.
    Distemperate - (a.) Immoderate.
    Distemperate - (a.) Diseased; disordered.
    Distemperately - (adv.) Unduly.
    Distemperature - (n.) Bad temperature; intemperateness; excess of heat or cold, or of other qualities; as, the distemperature of the air.
    Distemperature - (n.) Disorder; confusion.
    Distemperature - (n.) Disorder of body; slight illness; distemper.
    Distemperature - (n.) Perturbation of mind; mental uneasiness.
    Distemperment - (n.) Distempered state; distemperature.
    Epistemology - (n.) The theory or science of the method or grounds of knowledge.
    Haplostemonous - (a.) Having but one series of stamens, and that equal in number to the proper number of petals; isostemonous.
    Homosystemic - (a.) Developing, in the case of multicellular organisms, from the same embryonic systems into which the secondary unit (gastrula or plant enbryo) differentiates.
    Isostemonous - (a.) Having exactly as many stamens as petals.
    Isostemony - (n.) The quality or state of being isostemonous.
    Melostemonous - (a.) Having fever stamens than the parts of the corolla.
    Meristem - (n.) A tissue of growing cells, or cells capable of further division.
    Metric system - () See Metric, a.
    Mistemper - (v. t.) To temper ill; to disorder; as, to mistemper one's head.
    Nectostem - (n.) That portion of the axis which bears the nectocalyces in the Siphonophora.
    Obdiplostemonous - (a.) Having twice as many stamens as petals, those of the outer set being opposite the petals; -- said of flowers.
    Obdiplostemony - (n.) The condition of being obdiplostemonous.
    Pipestem - (n.) The hollow stem or tube of a pipe used for smoking tobacco, etc.
    Restem - (v. t.) To force back against the current; as, to restem their backward course.
    Restem - (v. t.) To stem, or move against; as, to restem a current.
    Stemmed - (imp. & p. p.) of Stem
    Stemming - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Stem
    Stem-clasping - (a.) Embracing the stem with its base; amplexicaul; as a leaf or petiole.
    Stemless - (a.) Having no stem; (Bot.) acaulescent.
    Stemlet - (n.) A small or young stem.
    Stemmata - (pl. ) of Stemma
    Stemma - (n.) One of the ocelli of an insect. See Ocellus.
    Stemma - (n.) One of the facets of a compound eye of any arthropod.
    Stemmer - (n.) One who, or that which, stems (in any of the senses of the verbs).
    Stemmery - (n.) A large building in which tobacco is stemmed.
    Stemmy - (a.) Abounding in stems, or mixed with stems; -- said of tea, dried currants, etc.
    Stemple - (n.) A crossbar of wood in a shaft, serving as a step.
    Stemson - (n.) A piece of curved timber bolted to the stem, keelson, and apron in a ship's frame near the bow.
    Stem-winder - (n.) A stem-winding watch.
    Stem-winding - (a.) Wound by mechanism connected with the stem; as, a stem-winding watch.
    System - (n.) An assemblage of objects arranged in regular subordination, or after some distinct method, usually logical or scientific; a complete whole of objects related by some common law, principle, or end; a complete exhibition of essential principles or facts, arranged in a rational dependence or connection; a regular union of principles or parts forming one entire thing; as, a system of philosophy; a system of government; a system of divinity; a system of botany or chemistry; a military system; the solar system.
    System - (n.) Hence, the whole scheme of created things regarded as forming one complete plan of whole; the universe.
    System - (n.) Regular method or order; formal arrangement; plan; as, to have a system in one's business.
    System - (n.) The collection of staves which form a full score. See Score, n.
    System - (n.) An assemblage of parts or organs, either in animal or plant, essential to the performance of some particular function or functions which as a rule are of greater complexity than those manifested by a single organ; as, the capillary system, the muscular system, the digestive system, etc.; hence, the whole body as a functional unity.
    System - (n.) One of the stellate or irregular clusters of intimately united zooids which are imbedded in, or scattered over, the surface of the common tissue of many compound ascidians.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Stem - n. 1 main body or stalk of a plant. 2 stalk of a fruit, flower, or leaf. 3 stem-shaped part, as: a the slender part of a wineglass. B the tube of a tobacco-pipe. C a vertical stroke in a letter or musical note. 4 gram. Root or main part of a noun, verb, etc., to which inflections are added. 5 main upright timber at the bow of a ship (from stem to stern). v. (-mm-) (foll. By from) spring or originate from. [old english]
    Stem - v. (-mm-) check or stop. [old norse]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Abstemious - adj. Moderate or ascetic, esp. In eating and drinking. abstemiously adv. [latin: related to *ab-, temetum strong drink]
    Binary system - n. System using the digits 0 and 1 to code information, esp. In computing.
    Central nervous system - n. Brain and spinal cord.
    Copernican system - n. Theory that the planets (including the earth) move round the sun. [copernicus, name of an astronomer]
    Dewey system - n. Decimal system of library classification. [dewey, name of a librarian]
    Distemper - hist n. Paint using glue or size as a base, for use on walls. v. Paint with this. [latin, = soak: see *distemper2]
    Distemper - n. Disease of esp. Dogs, with coughing and weakness. [latin: related to *dis-, tempero mingle]
    Ecosystem - n. Biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
    Epistemology - n. Philosophy of knowledge. epistemological adj. [greek episteme knowledge]
    Feudal system - n. Medieval system of land tenure with allegiance and service due to the landowner.
    Lymphatic system - n. Network of vessels conveying lymph.
    Metric system - n. Decimal measuring system with the metre, litre, and gram (or kilogram) as units of length, volume, and mass.
    Metric system - n. Decimal measuring system with the metre, litre, and gram (or kilogram) as units of length, volume, and mass.
    Midi system - n. Set of compact stacking components of hi-fi equipment.
    Nervous system - n. Body's network of nerve cells.
    Operating system - n. Basic software that enables the running of a computer program.
    Peripheral nervous system - n. Nervous system outside the brain and spinal cord.
    Ptolemaic system - n. Theory that the earth is the stationary centre of the universe.
    Public-address system - n. Set of loudspeakers, microphones, amplifiers, etc., used in addressing large audiences.
    Solar system - n. The sun and the celestial bodies whose motion it governs.
    Sound system - n. Equipment for sound reproduction.
    System - n. 1 complex whole; set of connected things or parts; organized body of things. 2 a set of organs in the body with a common structure or function. B human or animal body as a whole. 3 method; scheme of action, procedure, or classification. 4 orderliness. 5 (prec. By the) prevailing political or social order, esp. Regarded as oppressive. get a thing out of one's system colloq. Get rid of a preoccupation or anxiety. [greek sustema -mat-]
    Systematic - adj. 1 methodical; according to a system. 2 regular, deliberate. systematically adv.
    Systematize - v. (also -ise) (-zing or -sing) make systematic. systematization n.
    Systemic - adj. 1 physiol. Of the whole body. 2 (of an insecticide etc.) Entering the plant via the roots or shoots and freely transported within its tissues. systemically adv.
    Systems analysis - n. Analysis of a complex process etc. In order to improve its efficiency esp. By using a computer. systems analyst n.
    Unsystematic - adj. Not systematic. unsystematically adv.

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