Definitions for stern

Definitions for (noun) stern

Main entry: stern, tail, after part, poop, quarter

Definition: the rear part of a ship

Main entry: keister, seat, rump, rear, rear end, posterior, prat, fanny, fundament, ass, behind, arse, backside, hind end, hindquarters, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, bottom, derriere, tooshie, stern, tail, tail end, tush, nates

Definition: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on

Usage: he deserves a good kick in the butt; are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

Main entry: Isaac Stern, Stern

Definition: United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)

Definitions for (adj) stern

Main entry: stern, strict, exacting

Definition: severe and unremitting in making demands

Usage: an exacting instructor; a stern disciplinarian; strict standards

Main entry: stern, austere

Definition: of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect

Usage: an austere expression; a stern face

Main entry: inexorable, grim, unrelenting, relentless, unappeasable, unforgiving, stern

Definition: not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty

Usage: grim determination; grim necessity; Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty; relentless persecution; the stern demands of parenthood

Main entry: stern, austere, stark, severe

Definition: severely simple

Usage: a stark interior

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