What does the word stow mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To put away compactly; pack.

Usage examples for stow

  1. You have made a bon prize to- day, and your share shall be the trunk; so you may keep it, and the things that are stowed away in it, for your trouble; but don't forget to secure the casks till we can stow them away below. – Newton Forster by Frederick Marryat
  2. There was no place nor space for luggage, each person being expected to stow his things as he could under his seat or legs. – Stage-coach and Tavern Days by Alice Morse Earle
  3. " We'll stow all further conversation," was the reply, and with that he got up and left Rich alone. – Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812 by James Barnes
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