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An example use of stem in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… southern border to help stem the tide …”
meanings of stem
An advanced or leading position; the lookout.
A vertical stroke marking the length of a note in written music.
A branch of a family.
A slender supporting member of an individual part of a plant such as a flower or a leaf; also, by analogy, the shaft of a feather.
A winder on a clock, watch, or similar mechanism.
A narrow part on certain man-made objects, such as a wine glass, a tobacco pipe, a spoon.
Acronym of scanning transmission electron microscope.
The vertical or nearly vertical forward extension of the keel, to which the forward ends of the planks or strakes are attached.
A crack pipe; or the long, hollow portion of a similar pipe (i.e. meth pipe) resembling a crack pipe.
The stock of a family; a race or generation of progenitors.
A component on a bicycle that connects the handlebars to the bicycle fork.
A part of an anatomic structure considered without its possible branches or ramifications.
The above-ground stalk (technically axis) of a vascular plant, and certain anatomically similar, below-ground organs such as rhizomes, bulbs, tubers, and corms.
Alternative form of steem.
A premixed portion of a track for use in audio mastering and remixing.
Acronym of science, technology, engineering, (and) mathematics.
A person's leg.
The main part of an uninflected word to which affixes may be added to form inflections of the word. A stem often has a more fundamental root. Systematic conjugations and declensions derive from their stems.
Alternative form of STEM.
A vertical stroke of a letter.
To hit with the stem of a ship; to ram.
To remove the stem from.
To descend in a family line.
To stop, hinder (for instance, a river or blood).
To move the feet apart and point the tips of the skis inward in order to slow down the speed or to facilitate a turn.
To be caused or derived; to originate.
To ram (clay, etc.) into a blasting hole.
To direct the stem (of a ship) against; to make headway against.