1. Voice; speech; language. [Obs. or Scot.]
Ye have as merry a steven
As any angel hath that is in heaven. --Chaucer.
2. An outcry; a loud call; a clamor. [Obs.]
To set steven, to make an appointment. [Obs.]
They setten steven for to meet
To playen at the dice. --Chaucer.