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stem1

stem1

 
pronunciation:
stem
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the main axis of a plant, usu. above ground, from which branches, leaves, flowers, or fruits may arise.
synonyms:
stalk, stock
similar words:
cane
definition 2: a branch bearing leaves, flowers, or fruit.
a stem of grapes
synonyms:
branch, stalk
definition 3: a long, slender part.
the stem of a wine glassa pipe stem
synonyms:
shank, stalk
definition 4: the projection from the rim of a watch bearing the knob for winding.
definition 5: in grammar, the underlying form of a word to which inflectional endings are added.
definition 6: in musical notation, the vertical line that extends from the head of notes having less than the value of a whole note.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stemmed, stemming, stems
definition 1: to remove the stem from (a fruit, flower, or the like).
similar words:
prune
definition 2: to add a stem to; provide with a stem.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to originate or arise (often fol. by from or out of).
His pride stems from all his accomplishments.
synonyms:
arise, grow, originate, spring
similar words:
come, derive, ensue, flow, follow, issue, proceed, result, rise, sprout, start
derivations: stemless (adj.), stemlike (adj.)
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