Stow v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stowed p. pr. & vb. n. Stowing.]
1. To place or arrange in a compact mass; to put in its proper place, or in a suitable place; to pack; as, to stowbags, bales, or casks in a ship's hold; to stow hay in a mow; to stow sheaves.
Some stow their oars, or stop the leaky sides. --Dryden.
2. To put away in some place; to hide; to lodge.
Foul thief! where hast thou stowed my daughter? --Shak.
3. To arrange anything compactly in; to fill, by packing closely; as, to stow a box, car, or the hold of a ship.
v : fill by packing tightly; "stow the cart"