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Stow meaning

stow - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. To place or arrange in a compact mass; to put in its proper place, or in a suitable place; to pack; as, to stowbags, bales, or casks in a ship's hold; to stow hay in a mow; to stow sheaves.
  2. 2. To put away in some place; to hide; to lodge.
  3. 3. To arrange anything compactly in; to fill, by packing closely; as, to stow a box, car, or the hold of a ship.
  4. 4. To arrange; pack; fill by packing; store.

stow - examples of usage

  1. " Very well: I can stow four ladies and three gentlemen," I answered, stepping into the boat, and offering my hand to Miss Seaton, who was considered the belle of the party by most of the men: at all events, she was the most sought after, for she was that lovable thing, an heiress.
  2. " It looks ridiculous, particularly since I'd like to edge her farther off the beach, but I think we'll stow the mainsail and fore- staysail," Wyndham remarked.
  3. Instead, however, of turning into my berth again, I thought that I'd just go and stow myself away in the hold under the cargo, where they wouldn't be likely to look for me, so there I went, and there I've been ever since.
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