6 letter word starting with sta

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
stable verb i. Firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government., Steady in purpose; constant; firm in resolution; not easily diverted from a purpose; not fickle or wavering; as, a man of stable character., Durable; not subject to overthrow or change; firm; as, a stable foundation; a stable position., To fix; to establish., A house, shed, or building, for beasts to lodge and feed in; esp., a building or apartment with stalls, for horses; as, a horse stable; a cow stable., To put or keep in a stable., To dwell or lodge in a stable; to dwell in an inclosed place; to kennel.
stably adverb In a stable manner; firmly; fixedly; steadily; as, a government stably settled.
stacte noun One of the sweet spices used by the ancient Jews in the preparation of incense. It was perhaps an oil or other form of myrrh or cinnamon, or a kind of storax.
stadia plural of Stadium
staves plural of Staff, pl. of Staff., pl. of Stave.
staffs plural of Staff, of Staff
stager noun A player., One who has long acted on the stage of life; a practitioner; a person of experience, or of skill derived from long experience., A horse used in drawing a stage.
staith noun A landing place; an elevated staging upon a wharf for discharging coal, etc., as from railway cars, into vessels.
staked imp. & past participle of Stake
staled imp. & past participle of Stale
stalky adjective Hard as a stalk; resembling a stalk.
stamen noun A thread; especially, a warp thread., The male organ of flowers for secreting and furnishing the pollen or fecundating dust. It consists of the anther and filament.
stamin noun A kind of woolen cloth.
stance noun A stanza., A station; a position; a site.
stanch verb t. To stop the flowing of, as blood; to check; also, to stop the flowing of blood from; as, to stanch a wound., To extinguish; to quench, as fire or thirst., To cease, as the flowing of blood., That which stanches or checks., A flood gate by which water is accumulated, for floating a boat over a shallow part of a stream by its release., Strong and tight; sound; firm; as, a stanch ship., Firm in principle; constant and zealous; loyal; hearty; steady; steadfast; as, a stanch churchman; a stanch friend or adherent., Close; secret; private., To prop; to make stanch, or strong.
stanza noun A number of lines or verses forming a division of a song or poem, and agreeing in meter, rhyme, number of lines, etc., with other divisions; a part of a poem, ordinarily containing every variation of measure in that poem; a combination or arrangement of lines usually recurring; whether like or unlike, in measure., An apartment or division in a building; a room or chamber.
stapes noun The innermost of the ossicles of the ear; the stirrup, or stirrup bone; — so called from its form. See Illust. of Ear.
staple noun A settled mart; an emporium; a city or town to which merchants brought commodities for sale or exportation in bulk; a place for wholesale traffic., Hence: Place of supply; source; fountain head., The principal commodity of traffic in a market; a principal commodity or production of a country or district; as, wheat, maize, and cotton are great staples of the United States., The principal constituent in anything; chief item., Unmanufactured material; raw material., The fiber of wool, cotton, flax, or the like; as, a coarse staple; a fine staple; a long or short staple., A loop of iron, or a bar or wire, bent and formed with two points to be driven into wood, to hold a hook, pin, or the like., A shaft, smaller and shorter than the principal one, joining different levels., A small pit., A district granted to an abbey., Pertaining to, or being market of staple for, commodities; as, a staple town., Established in commerce; occupying the markets; settled; as, a staple trade., Fit to be sold; marketable., Regularly produced or manufactured in large quantities; belonging to wholesale traffic; principal; chief., To sort according to its staple; as, to staple cotton.
starch adjective Stiff; precise; rigid., A widely diffused vegetable substance found especially in seeds, bulbs, and tubers, and extracted (as from potatoes, corn, rice, etc.) as a white, glistening, granular or powdery substance, without taste or smell, and giving a very peculiar creaking sound when rubbed between the fingers. It is used as a food, in the production of commercial grape sugar, for stiffening linen in laundries, in making paste, etc., Fig.: A stiff, formal manner; formality., To stiffen with starch.
stared imp. & past participle of Stare
starer noun One who stares, or gazes.
starry adjective Abounding with stars; adorned with stars., Consisting of, or proceeding from, the stars; stellar; stellary; as, starry light; starry flame., Shining like stars; sparkling; as, starry eyes., Arranged in rays like those of a star; stellate.
starve verb i. To die; to perish., To perish with hunger; to suffer extreme hunger or want; to be very indigent., To perish or die with cold., To destroy with cold., To kill with hunger; as, maliciously to starve a man is, in law, murder., To distress or subdue by famine; as, to starvea garrison into a surrender., To destroy by want of any kind; as, to starve plans by depriving them of proper light and air., To deprive of force or vigor; to disable.
stasis noun A slackening or arrest of the blood current in the vessels, due not to a lessening of the heart’s beat, but presumably to some abnormal resistance of the capillary walls. It is one of the phenomena observed in the capillaries in inflammation.
statal adjective Of, pertaining to, or existing with reference to, a State of the American Union, as distinguished from the general government.
stated imp. & past participle of State, Settled; established; fixed., Recurring at regular time; not occasional; as, stated preaching; stated business hours.
stater noun One who states., The principal gold coin of ancient Grece. It varied much in value, the stater best known at Athens being worth about £1 2s., or about $5.35. The Attic silver tetradrachm was in later times called stater.
static adjective Alt. of Statical
statua noun A statue.
statue noun The likeness of a living being sculptured or modeled in some solid substance, as marble, bronze, or wax; an image; as, a statue of Hercules, or of a lion., A portrait., To place, as a statue; to form a statue of; to make into a statue.
status noun State; condition; position of affairs.
staved imp. & past participle of Stave
stayed imp. & past participle of Stay, Staid; fixed; settled; sober; — now written staid. See Staid.
stayer noun One who upholds or supports that which props; one who, or that which, stays, stops, or restrains; also, colloquially, a horse, man, etc., that has endurance, an a race.