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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stew /ˈstu, ˈstju/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stew n.
 1. A small pond or pool where fish are kept for the table; a vivarium. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
 2. An artificial bed of oysters. [Local, U.S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stew, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stewed p. pr. & vb. n. Stewing.]  To boil slowly, or with the simmering or moderate heat; to seethe; to cook in a little liquid, over a gentle fire, without boiling; as, to stew meat; to stew oysters; to stew apples.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stew v. i. To be seethed or cooked in a slow, gentle manner, or in heat and moisture.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stew, n.
 1. A place of stewing or seething; a place where hot bathes are furnished; a hothouse. [Obs.]
 As burning Aetna from his boiling stew
 Doth belch out flames.   --Spenser.
    The Lydians were inhibited by Cyrus to use any armor, and give themselves to baths and stews.   --Abp. Abbot.
 2. A brothel; -- usually in the plural.
    There be that hate harlots, and never were at the stews.   --Aschman.
 3. A prostitute. [Obs.]
 4. A dish prepared by stewing; as, a stewof pigeons.
 5. A state of agitating excitement; a state of worry; confusion; as, to be in a stew. [Colloq.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a
           stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams" [syn: fret, sweat,
            lather, swither]
      2: food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with
      v 1: be in a huff; be silent or sullen [syn: grizzle, brood]
      2: bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings [syn: grudge]
      3: cook slowly and for a long time in liquid; "Stew the
         vegetables in wine"