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Definition of Stew

Stew

  1. A small pond or pool where fish are kept for the table; a vivarium.
  2. An artificial bed of oysters.
  3. To boil slowly, or with the simmering or moderate heat; to seethe; to cook in a little liquid, over a gentle fire, without boiling; as, to stew meat; to stew oysters; to stew apples.
  4. To be seethed or cooked in a slow, gentle manner, or in heat and moisture.
  5. A place of stewing or seething; a place where hot bathes are furnished; a hothouse.
  6. A brothel; -- usually in the plural.
  7. A prostitute.
  8. A dish prepared by stewing; as, a stewof pigeons.
  9. A state of agitating excitement; a state of worry; confusion; as, to be in a stew.

Stew Quotations

Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.
Edward Abbey

Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.
Groucho Marx

I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning.
John Barrymore

My favorite healthy foods are Jamaican chicken soup, Jamaican chicken stew peas, Jamaican brown stew chicken, plantains and banana chips.
Sanya Richards-Ross

When you have kids, there's a tendency to put the marriage stew on the back burner and give it a quick stir now and then. But it's important to remember why you had children with this person.
Allison Pearson
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Stew Translations

stew in Dutch is goulash
stew in Portuguese is guisado
stew in Spanish is guiso, estofado
stew in Swedish is stuva, stuvas, stuvning