Character 4
Hyphenation stem
Pronunciations /stɛm/

Definitions and meanings of "Stem"

What do we mean by stem?

The main ascending part of a plant; a stalk or trunk. noun

A slender stalk supporting or connecting another plant part, such as a leaf or flower. noun

A banana stalk bearing several bunches of bananas. noun

A connecting or supporting part, especially. noun

The tube of a tobacco pipe. noun

The slender upright support of a wineglass or goblet. noun

The small projecting shaft with an expanded crown by which a watch is wound. noun

The rounded rod in the center of certain locks about which the key fits and is turned. noun

The shaft of a feather or hair. noun

The upright stroke of a typeface or letter. noun

The vertical line extending from the head of a note. noun

The main line of descent of a family. noun

The main part of a word to which affixes are added. noun

The curved upright beam at the fore of a vessel into which the hull timbers are scarfed to form the prow. noun

The tubular glass structure mounting the filament or electrodes in an incandescent bulb or vacuum tube. noun

To have or take origin or descent. intransitive verb

To remove the stem of. intransitive verb

To provide with a stem. intransitive verb

To make headway against (a tide or current, for example). intransitive verb

The stock of a family; a race or generation of progenitors.

A branch of a family.

An advanced or leading position; the lookout.

The above-ground stalk (technically axis) of a vascular plant, and certain anatomically similar, below-ground organs such as rhizomes, bulbs, tubers, and corms.

A slender supporting member of an individual part of a plant such as a flower or a leaf; also, by analogy, the shaft of a feather.

A narrow part on certain man-made objects, such as a wine glass, a tobacco pipe, a spoon.

The main part of an uninflected word to which affixes may be added to form inflections of the word. A stem often has a more fundamental root. Systematic conjugations and declensions derive from their stems.

A person's leg.

The penis.

A vertical stroke of a letter.

A vertical stroke marking the length of a note in written music.

A premixed portion of a track for use in audio mastering and remixing.

The vertical or nearly vertical forward extension of the keel, to which the forward ends of the planks or strakes are attached.

A component on a bicycle that connects the handlebars to the bicycle fork

A part of an anatomic structure considered without its possible branches or ramifications.

A crack pipe; or the long, hollow portion of a similar pipe (i.e. meth pipe) resembling a crack pipe.

(chiefly British) A winder on a clock, watch, or similar mechanism

Synonyms and Antonyms for Stem

The word "stem" in example sentences

Now, take a real flower of this tribe -- the common bind-weed from the hedge will do as well as any other -- and you will see that the means provided for it to run up any stick or stem it may meet, is a peculiar property it has, of twining its _stem_ round and round that of any other plant near it; and so strong is this necessity to assume ❋ Various (1841)

When the brain stem is severely depleted of cells Ollie, (as may occur when certain individuals attempt deep thought), certain symptoms can appear. ❋ Inspector Gadget (2009)

Obama's comments about blue collar, small town America (of which I'm a member), which were poorly expressed but easily interpreted by anyone with a brain stem, is that the working poor in this country have little to rely on but faith and guns when the government that is supposed to protect and serve them does neither. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Spongiform Encephalitis (BSE), the brain stem is affected, in Fatal Familial Insomnia (FFI), the thalamus region, in Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), the cerebral cortex, while in KURU and ❋ Unknown (1997)

Brain stem In the mad cow disease (BSE), the brain stem is affected. ❋ Unknown (1997)

Most of the troubles of Britain stem from the fact that the little island which is raising only 39% of its food does not have today the resources to provide 50,000,000 people with a decent standard of living. ❋ Unknown (1952)

"The term stem cell has so much currency around the world right now," says Tim Caulfield, ❋ Unknown (2009)

The Latin/Greek roots of the term stem from a few sources, but these familiar current usages may help: "Par" may be familiar from common current usage in golf: it evokes the concept of a norm, an average, or the expectation. ❋ Unknown (2009)

and the back, with the title stem stitched across. ❋ Amy (2009)

This annual algal bloom is part of a cascade of adverse ecological events that stem from a central cause: an excess of nitrogen entering Barnegat Bay. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Both your original and the flipside version stem from the same principle/maxim that all successful researchers must learn: ❋ Candid Engineer (2009)

What often seems like rudeness and inconsiderate behavior, a lack of respect for other people, even dangerous driving habits, or poor quality workmanship all stem from a lack of upbringing and education in manners, foresight, and anticipating and avoiding problems. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Continue J-2X development for use on Ares-V variant; many of our issues with rocket design stem from a lack of choices in production engines. ❋ Unknown (2009)

At its root, such fears stem from the failure of many on the left to appreciate that capitalism is not a zero-sum game — over the long run the operations of relatively free markets can produce net wealth rather than simply shifting it from one pocket to another. ❋ Unknown (2009)

To be clear, I do not see islam playing any particular role in our problems, they stem from the construction of our welfare states. ❋ Unknown (2009)

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