Synonyms for stem

Synonyms for (noun) stem

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: turn, turning

Definition: the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

Usage: he took a turn to the right


Synonyms: bow, prow, fore, stem

Definition: front part of a vessel or aircraft

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

Similar words: front

Definition: the side that is seen or that goes first


Synonyms: shank, stem

Definition: cylinder forming a long narrow part of something

Similar words: cylinder

Definition: a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line


Synonyms: stem

Definition: the tube of a tobacco pipe

Similar words: tube, tubing

Definition: conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: descriptor, word form, form, signifier

Definition: the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something

Usage: the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached


Synonyms: stem, stalk

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

Similar words: plant organ

Definition: a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus

Synonyms for (verb) stem

Synonyms: stem

Definition: remove the stem from

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

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: stanch, staunch, stem, halt

Definition: stop the flow of a liquid

Usage: staunch the blood flow; stem the tide

Similar words: check

Definition: arrest the motion (of something) abruptly

Usage: He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve


Synonyms: stem

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

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

Similar words: originate in

Definition: come from


Synonyms: stem

Definition: cause to point inward

Usage: stem your skis

Similar words: orient

Definition: cause to point

Usage: Orient the house towards the West