Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A unit of volume equal to one cubic meter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A Middle English form of steer, steer, stir, stoor.
  • noun A cubic meter: the French unit for solid measure, equal to 35.31 cubic feet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb obsolete To stir.
  • noun obsolete A rudder. See 5th steer.
  • noun obsolete Helmsman. See 6th steer.
  • noun A unit of cubic measure in the metric system, being a cubic meter, or kiloliter, and equal to 35.3 cubic feet, or nearly 11/3 cubic yards.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A measure of volume used e.g. for cut wood, equal to one cubic meter.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French stère, from Greek stereos, solid, hard; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

French stère, from Greek στερεος solid, because the unit was used for solid commodities such as firewood.

Examples

  • The group has also stepped up attacks on anyone who opposes their au stere form of Islam.

    Pakistan Mosque Bombings Kill Dozens

  • Thus, stere decisis and the requirement that overruling a previous precedent must at least be explained, means nothing to this Supreme Court of Washington.

    Sound Politics: Judicial Activism

  • Digital audio (either coax or fiber optic-check with owner's manual to determine which) for Dolby Digital audio, may want to have back-up standard analog audio (regular stere cable).

    Stereo installation

  • Therefore, stere decisis meant nothing to the majority.

    Sound Politics: Judicial Activism

  • And for because that Saturne is of so late sterynge, therfore the folk of that contree, that ben undre his clymat, han of kynde no wille for to meve ne stere to seche strange places.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And for because that Saturne is of so late sterynge, therfore the folk of that contree, that ben undre his clymat, han of kynde no wille for to meve ne stere to seche strange places.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Here all was rather more stere than what he had so far seen.

    Put On By Cunning

  • RALESTONE LUCK stere who were supposed to haunt the swamps and wild lands at the mouth of the Mississippi.

    Ralestone Luck

  • Both of the talks will be illustrated with stere opticon views of actual scenes from life among the Zulus.

    SEME

  • Mr.G. F. Richings delivered his famous stere-optican lecture at Bethel Church on the 20th of August. 0

    The Woman's Era, Vol. 1

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  • 5°F at 9:00 this a.m. I could sure use a stere or two of cordwood just now.

    January 17, 2013