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

 stir /ˈstɝ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stir, n.
 1. The act or result of stirring; agitation; tumult; bustle; noise or various movements.
    Why all these words, this clamor, and this stir?   --Denham.
    Consider, after so much stir about genus and species, how few words we have yet settled definitions of.   --Locke.
 2. Public disturbance or commotion; tumultuous disorder; seditious uproar.
    Being advertised of some stirs raised by his unnatural sons in England.   --Sir J. Davies.
 3. Agitation of thoughts; conflicting passions.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stir v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stirred p. pr. & vb. n. Stirring.]
 1. To change the place of in any manner; to move.
    My foot I had never yet in five days been able to stir.   --Sir W. Temple.
 2. To disturb the relative position of the particles of, as of a liquid, by passing something through it; to agitate; as, to stir a pudding with a spoon.
    My mind is troubled, like a fountain stirred.   --Shak.
 3. To bring into debate; to agitate; to moot.
    Stir not questions of jurisdiction.   --Bacon.
 4. To incite to action; to arouse; to instigate; to prompt; to excite. “To stir men to devotion.”
    An Ate, stirring him to blood and strife.   --Shak.
    And for her sake some mutiny will stir.   --Dryden.
 Note:In all senses except the first, stir is often followed by up with an intensive effect; as, to stir up fire; to stir up sedition.
 Syn: -- To move; incite; awaken; rouse; animate; stimulate; excite; provoke.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stir, v. i.
 1. To move; to change one's position.
 I had not power to stir or strive,
 But felt that I was still alive.   --Byron.
 2. To be in motion; to be active or bustling; to exert or busy one's self.
    All are not fit with them to stir and toil.   --Byron.
    The friends of the unfortunate exile, far from resenting his unjust suspicions, were stirring anxiously in his behalf.   --Merivale.
 3. To become the object of notice; to be on foot.
    They fancy they have a right to talk freely upon everything that stirs or appears.   --I. Watts.
 4. To rise, or be up, in the morning. [Colloq.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the
           furious disturbance they had caused" [syn: disturbance,
            disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do,
            hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle]
      2: emotional agitation and excitement
      3: a rapid bustling commotion [syn: bustle, hustle, flurry,
          ado, fuss]
      v 1: move an implement through with a circular motion; "stir the
           soup"; "stir my drink"
      2: move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat" [syn: shift,
         budge, agitate]
      3: stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the
         audience"; "stir emotions" [syn: stimulate, excite]
      4: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories
         shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
         [syn: stimulate, shake, shake up, excite]
      5: affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by
         your kind letter of sympathy" [syn: touch]
      6: evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic; "raise the
         specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the
         air"; "stir a disturbance"; "call down the spirits from
         the mountain" [syn: raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke,
          evoke, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward,
          call forth]
      7: to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping
         children began to stir" [syn: arouse]
      8: mix or add by stirring; "Stir nuts into the dough"
      [also: stirring, stirred]