What does the word stew mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To boil slowly and gently.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Stewed food.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Mental agitation; worry.

Usage examples for stew

  1. This worthy lad, on the contrary, was but poorly refreshed, after a hard day's toil, with this paltry stew,- a little burnt as it had been, too, during his story; but he knew he pleased his mother by observing the fast without complaining. – The Wandering Jew, Book II. by Eugene Sue
  2. She came to the room in a stew and asked me what was the matter. – An Anarchist Woman by Hutchins Hapgood