7 letter word starting with ste

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
stealer noun One who steals; a thief., The endmost plank of a strake which stops short of the stem or stern.
stealth verb t. The act of stealing; theft., The thing stolen; stolen property., The bringing to pass anything in a secret or concealed manner; a secret procedure; a clandestine practice or action; — in either a good or a bad sense.
steamed imp. & past participle of Steam
steamer noun A vessel propelled by steam; a steamship or steamboat., A steam fire engine. See under Steam., A road locomotive for use on common roads, as in agricultural operations., A vessel in which articles are subjected to the action of steam, as in washing, in cookery, and in various processes of manufacture., The steamer duck.
stearic adjective Pertaining to, or obtained from, stearin or tallow; resembling tallow.
stearin noun One of the constituents of animal fats and also of some vegetable fats, as the butter of cacao. It is especially characterized by its solidity, so that when present in considerable quantity it materially increases the hardness, or raises the melting point, of the fat, as in mutton tallow. Chemically, it is a compound of glyceryl with three molecules of stearic acid, and hence is technically called tristearin, or glyceryl tristearate.
stearyl noun The hypothetical radical characteristic of stearic acid.
steeled imp. & past participle of Steel
steeler noun One who points, edges, or covers with steel., Same as Stealer.
steeped imp. & past participle of Steep
steepen verb i. To become steep or steeper.
steeper noun A vessel, vat, or cistern, in which things are steeped.
steeple noun A spire; also, the tower and spire taken together; the whole of a structure if the roof is of spire form. See Spire.
steeply adverb In a steep manner; with steepness; with precipitous declivity.
steered imp. & past participle of Steer
steerer noun One who steers; as, a boat steerer.
steeved imp. & past participle of Steeve
stelene adjective Resembling, or used as, a stela; columnar.
stellar adjective Alt. of Stellary
stelled adjective Firmly placed or fixed.
steller noun The rytina; — called also stellerine.
stemmed imp. & past participle of Stem
stemlet noun A small or young stem.
stemmer noun One who, or that which, stems (in any of the senses of the verbs).
stemple noun A crossbar of wood in a shaft, serving as a step.
stemson noun A piece of curved timber bolted to the stem, keelson, and apron in a ship’s frame near the bow.
stenchy adjective Having a stench.
stencil noun A thin plate of metal, leather, or other material, used in painting, marking, etc. The pattern is cut out of the plate, which is then laid flat on the surface to be marked, and the color brushed over it. Called also stencil plate., To mark, paint, or color in figures with stencils; to form or print by means of a stencil.
stentor noun A herald, in the Iliad, who had a very loud voice; hence, any person having a powerful voice., Any species of ciliated Infusoria belonging to the genus Stentor and allied genera, common in fresh water. The stentors have a bell-shaped, or cornucopia-like, body with a circle of cilia around the spiral terminal disk. See Illust. under Heterotricha., A howling monkey, or howler.
stepped imp. & past participle of Step, Provided with a step or steps; having a series of offsets or parts resembling the steps of stairs; as, a stepped key.
stepper noun One who, or that which, steps; as, a quick stepper.
stepson noun A son of one’s husband or wife by a former marriage.
stereo- A combining form meaning solid, hard, firm, as in stereo-chemistry, stereography.
sterile adjective Producing little or no crop; barren; unfruitful; unproductive; not fertile; as, sterile land; a sterile desert; a sterile year., Incapable of reproduction; unfitted for reproduction of offspring; not able to germinate or bear fruit; unfruitful; as, a sterile flower, which bears only stamens., Free from reproductive spores or germs; as, a sterile fluid., Fig.: Barren of ideas; destitute of sentiment; as, a sterile production or author.
sterlet noun A small sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus) found in the Caspian Sea and its rivers, and highly esteemed for its flavor. The finest caviare is made from its roe.
sternal adjective Of or pertaining to the sternum; in the region of the sternum.
sterned adjective Having a stern of a particular shape; — used in composition; as, square-sterned.
sterner noun A director.
sternly adverb In a stern manner.
sterno- A combining form used in anatomy to indicate connection with, or relation to, the sternum; as, sternocostal, sternoscapular.
sternum noun A plate of cartilage, or a series of bony or cartilaginous plates or segments, in the median line of the pectoral skeleton of most vertebrates above fishes; the breastbone., The ventral part of any one of the somites of an arthropod.
stetted imp. & past participle of Stet
stethal noun One of the higher alcohols of the methane series, homologous with ethal, and found in small quantities as an ethereal salt of stearic acid in spermaceti.
stewing present participle & vb. noun of Stew
steward noun A man employed in a large family, or on a large estate, to manage the domestic concerns, supervise other servants, collect the rents or income, keep accounts, and the like., A person employed in a hotel, or a club, or on board a ship, to provide for the table, superintend the culinary affairs, etc. In naval vessels, the captain’s steward, wardroom steward, steerage steward, warrant officers steward, etc., are petty officers who provide for the messes under their charge., A fiscal agent of certain bodies; as, a steward in a Methodist church., In some colleges, an officer who provides food for the students and superintends the kitchen; also, an officer who attends to the accounts of the students., In Scotland, a magistrate appointed by the crown to exercise jurisdiction over royal lands., To manage as a steward.
stewish adjective Suiting a stew, or brothel.
stewpan noun A pan used for stewing.
stewpot noun A pot used for stewing.