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Definition 1: a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for stem in the sense of this definition

(stem is a kind of ...) the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

"he took a turn to the right"

Definition 2: front part of a vessel or aircraft - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where stem or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line

Synonyms for stem in the sense of this definition

(stem is a kind of ...) the side that is seen or that goes first

(... is part of stem) a craft designed for water transportation

Definition 3: the tube of a tobacco pipe - [noun denoting artifact]

(stem is a kind of ...) conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases

(... is part of stem) a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco

Definition 4: cylinder forming a long narrow part of something - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stem in the sense of this definition

(stem is a kind of ...) a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line

(... is part of stem) a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving

(... is part of stem) the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

"he grabbed the hammer by the handle" "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"

(... is part of stem) metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated

(... is part of stem) a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

(... is part of stem) a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things

(... is part of stem) a glass that has a stem and in which wine is served

Definition 5: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where stem or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • thematic vowels are part of the stem

Synonyms for stem in the sense of this definition

(stem is a kind of ...) the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something

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

(stem belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

Definition 6: a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for stem in the sense of this definition

(stem is a kind of ...) a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus

(... is a kind of stem ) stem of a bean plant

(... is a kind of stem ) a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf

(... is a kind of stem ) persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant

(... is a kind of stem ) supporting stalk or stem-like structure especially of a pistil or fern frond or supporting a mushroom cap

(... is a kind of stem ) erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip

(... is a kind of stem ) the stalk of a pistil that raises it above the receptacle

(... is a kind of stem ) the slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf

(... is a kind of stem ) a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure

(... is a kind of stem ) solid swollen underground bulb-shaped stem or stem base and serving as a reproductive structure

(... is a kind of stem ) a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

(... is a kind of stem ) stem of plants of the Gramineae

(... is a kind of stem ) stems of beans and peas and potatoes and grasses collectively as used for thatching and bedding

(... is a kind of stem ) the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber

(... is a kind of stem ) woody stem of palms and tree ferns

(... is a kind of stem ) a slender stalk that furnishes an axis for a carpel

(... is a kind of stem ) the stalk of a corn plant

(... is a kind of stem ) the stalk of a stamen

(... is a kind of stem ) the stalk of a plant ovule or seed

(... is a kind of stem ) the stalk of a leaflet

(... is a kind of stem ) a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane

(... is a kind of stem ) stalk bearing one or more sporangia

(... is a kind of stem ) a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting

(... is a kind of stem ) a fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage

(... is a kind of stem ) a horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure

(... is a kind of stem ) the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged

(stem is a part of ...) (botany) the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge

(stem is a part of ...) enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts

(stem is a part of ...) a segment of a stem between two nodes

Definition 7: stop the flow of a liquid - [verb of change]

Samples where stem or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • staunch the blood flow
  • stem the tide

Synonyms for stem in the sense of this definition

(stem is a kind of ...) arrest the motion (of something) abruptly

"He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"

Definition 8: remove the stem from - [verb of change]

Samples where stem or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed

(stem is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"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"

Definition 9: grow out of, have roots in, originate in - [verb of stative]

Samples where stem or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The increase in the national debt stems from the last war

(stem is a kind of ...) come from

Definition 10: cause to point inward - [verb of stative]

Samples where stem or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stem your skis

(stem is a kind of ...) cause to point

"Orient the house towards the West"

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