Dictionary Results for stem


1. stem - noun

· (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"

Synonym(s): root, root_word, base, theme, radical

Hypernym(s): form, word_form, signifier, descriptor




2. stem - noun

· a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ

Synonym(s): stalk

Hypernym(s): plant_organ




3. stem - noun

· cylinder forming a long narrow part of something

Synonym(s): shank

Hypernym(s): cylinder




4. stem - noun

· the tube of a tobacco pipe

Hypernym(s): tube, tubing




5. stem - noun

· front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"

Synonym(s): bow, fore, prow

Hypernym(s): front




6. stem - noun

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

Synonym(s): stem_turn

Hypernym(s): turn, turning




7. stem - verb

· grow out of, have roots in, originate in; "The increase in the national debt stems from the last war"

Hypernym(s): originate_in




8. stem - verb

· cause to point inward; "stem your skis"

Hypernym(s): orient




9. stem - verb

· stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide"

Synonym(s): stanch, staunch, halt

Hypernym(s): check




10. stem - verb

· remove the stem from; "for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw





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