What does the word stiff mean?

Usage examples for stiff

  1. Then the emperor had them seized and placed under a stiff guard inside an iron cell. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  2. He wanted a stiff drink. – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
  3. Next day he was so stiff and sore that he could scarcely walk, but his eye was brighter. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
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