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Synonyms for stem

stem from something

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Synonyms for stem

the main part of a word to which affixes are attached

Synonyms for stem

(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

cylinder forming a long narrow part of something

the tube of a tobacco pipe

front part of a vessel or aircraft

a turn made in skiing

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grow out of, have roots in, originate in

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cause to point inward

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stop the flow of a liquid

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remove the stem from

References in classic literature ?
Tenderly the child fastened the drooping stem, and placed it where the one faint ray of sunlight stole into the dreary room.
The Spartans were a nice people in point of naturalization; whereby, while they kept their compass, they stood firm; but when they did spread, and their boughs were becomen too great for their stem, they became a windfall, upon the sudden.
They were suspended by a small stem which seemed to grow from the exact tops of their heads to where it connected them with the body of the adult.
At one time I was climbing up the quarterdeck when the vessel's stem was in the sky; I was smoking a cigar and feeling passably comfortable.
The third figure in the tree was hidden by the dense shadows near the stem.
But, before he could think what he ought to do to save her, another leaf bent down and captured the Glass Cat, rolling around the little creature until she was completely hidden, and then straightening up again upon its stem.
Grasping the tree's stem with his powerful paws he dragged down with all the great weight of his huge bulk and all the irresistible force of those mighty muscles.
A slight movement of the leaves at the top of a single stem had apprised him of the presence of a creature there, for the movement was not that imparted by the wind.
Suddenly, without warning, the cabin roof shot up into the air, a cloud of dense smoke puffed far above the Kincaid, there was a terrific explosion which shook the vessel from stem to stern.
Weaker and weaker became the struggles of them all, when a sudden misstep sent Bulan stumbling headforemost against the stem of a tree, where, stunned, he sank unconscious, at the mercy of the relentless bulls.
Now he stopped, and, rising on his hind legs against the stem of the tree that held his enemy, sharpened his huge claws upon the bark, tearing out great pieces that laid bare the white wood beneath.
Down there," he said, "is Rosa, watching like myself, and waiting from minute to minute; down there, under Rosa's eyes, is the mysterious flower, which lives, which expands, which opens, perhaps Rosa holds in this moment the stem of the tulip between her delicate fingers.
There was a stovepipe running through the stem, and six steps had been built leading up to the front door.
If no cruel hand pluck me from my stem, yet I must perish by an early doom.
Presently both men started from their seats in surprise: a long vine that covered half the front of the house and dangled its branches from the edge of the porch above them was visibly and audibly agitated, shaking violently in every stem and leaf.