from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of stow.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • After long cogitations, I resolved to steal up to the house, if possible, unperceived; have my horse turned over to the groom, and my portmanteau stowed out of sight, and then to walk boldly up to the door, with a visiting-card in one hand, and my credentials in the other, to be delivered to the servant for the lady to whom the letter was addressed.

    The Lieutenant and Commander

  • “Do you really think I have gold coins stowed back here?” he asked, facing Morris again.

    A Furnace Afloat

  • There are two small rooms, one a shop in which kindling wood is stowed, which is gathered up by the children, split and tied in bundles.

    The Arena Volume 4, No. 19, June, 1891

  • We had "stowed" the hay in the loft that morning for Uncle Roger, so we felt that we had earned the right to loll on our sweet-smelling couch.

    The Story Girl

  • Little William was, perhaps, dreaming of his English, and Lilly Lalee of her African, home; while the sailor, in all probability, was fancying himself safely "stowed" in the forecastle of a British frigate, with all sail rightly set, and a couple of hundred jolly Jacks like himself stretched out in their "bunks" or swinging in their hammocks around him.

    The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea

  • When "stowed" thus they would be easier managed upon the passage -- such was the experience of the slave-traders.

    Ran Away to Sea

  • "stowed" the hay in the loft that morning for Uncle

    The Story Girl

  • Availble in folding or fixed-blade models, Benchmade's new Water Knives beg to be stowed in your boat in tackle box.

    Best New Fishing Knives and Tools from SHOT Show 2010

  • The real culprit, according to "The Statues That Walked," was the Polynesian rat Rattus exulans , which stowed away on the boats of the first Polynesian settlers.

    Don't Blame the Natives

  • We were all stowed down a small hold and before long, as we were not allowed out of the hold, the stench was awful.

    Thomas Hawksworth

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.