Definitions for stem

Definitions for (noun) stem

Main entry: stem, stem turn

Definition: a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it

Main entry: bow, prow, fore, stem

Definition: front part of a vessel or aircraft

Usage: he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line

Main entry: shank, stem

Definition: cylinder forming a long narrow part of something

Main entry: stem

Definition: the tube of a tobacco pipe

Main entry: stem, theme, base, root, root word, radical

Definition: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

Usage: thematic vowels are part of the stem

Main entry: stem, stalk

Definition: a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ

Definitions for (verb) stem

Main entry: stem

Definition: remove the stem from

Usage: for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed

Main entry: stanch, staunch, stem, halt

Definition: stop the flow of a liquid

Usage: staunch the blood flow; stem the tide

Main entry: stem

Definition: grow out of, have roots in, originate in

Usage: The increase in the national debt stems from the last war

Main entry: stem

Definition: cause to point inward

Usage: stem your skis

Visual thesaurus for stem