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“… southern border to help stem the tide …”

meanings of stem


  1. An advanced or leading position; the lookout.
  2. A vertical stroke marking the length of a note in written music.
  3. A branch of a family.
  4. 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.
  5. A winder on a clock, watch, or similar mechanism.
  6. A narrow part on certain man-made objects, such as a wine glass, a tobacco pipe, a spoon.
  7. Acronym of scanning transmission electron microscope.
  8. The vertical or nearly vertical forward extension of the keel, to which the forward ends of the planks or strakes are attached.
  9. A crack pipe; or the long, hollow portion of a similar pipe (i.e. meth pipe) resembling a crack pipe.
  10. The penis.
  11. The stock of a family; a race or generation of progenitors.
  12. A component on a bicycle that connects the handlebars to the bicycle fork.
  13. A part of an anatomic structure considered without its possible branches or ramifications.
  14. The above-ground stalk (technically axis) of a vascular plant, and certain anatomically similar, below-ground organs such as rhizomes, bulbs, tubers, and corms.
  15. Alternative form of steem.
  16. A premixed portion of a track for use in audio mastering and remixing.
  17. Acronym of science, technology, engineering, (and) mathematics.
  18. A person's leg.
  19. 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.
  20. Alternative form of STEM.
  21. A vertical stroke of a letter.


  1. To hit with the stem of a ship; to ram.
  2. To remove the stem from.
  3. To descend in a family line.
  4. To stop, hinder (for instance, a river or blood).
  5. 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.
  6. To be caused or derived; to originate.
  7. To ram (clay, etc.) into a blasting hole.
  8. To direct the stem (of a ship) against; to make headway against.


  1. A surname​.

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