• Stew Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A small pond or pool where fish are kept for the table; a vivarium.
- (v. t.) A place of stewing or seething; a place where hot bathes are furnished; a hothouse.
- (v. t.) A prostitute.
- (v. t.) To boil slowly, or with the simmering or moderate heat; to seethe; to cook in a little liquid, over a gentle fire, without boiling; as, to stew meat; to stew oysters; to stew apples.
- (v. t.) A state of agitating excitement; a state of worry; confusion; as, to be in a stew.
- (v. i.) To be seethed or cooked in a slow, gentle manner, or in heat and moisture.
- (n.) An artificial bed of oysters.
- (v. t.) A dish prepared by stewing; as, a stewof pigeons.
- (v. t.) A brothel; -- usually in the plural.
• Steward Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A person employed in a hotel, or a club, or on board a ship, to provide for the table, superintend the culinary affairs, etc. In naval vessels, the captains steward, wardroom steward, steerage steward, warrant officers steward, etc., are petty officers who provide for the messes under their charge.
- (n.) A man employed in a large family, or on a large estate, to manage the domestic concerns, supervise other servants, collect the rents or income, keep accounts, and the like.
- (v. t.) To manage as a steward.
- (n.) In Scotland, a magistrate appointed by the crown to exercise jurisdiction over royal lands.
- (n.) In some colleges, an officer who provides food for the students and superintends the kitchen; also, an officer who attends to the accounts of the students.
- (n.) A fiscal agent of certain bodies; as, a steward in a Methodist church.
• Stewardship Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) The office of a steward.