Definition and Meanings for stir

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Part of Speech of stir

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun

Etymology of stir

oe. stiren, steren, sturen, as. styrian; probably akin to d. storen to disturb, g. st, ohg. st to scatter, destroy. root166

Meaning of stir

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to change the place of in any manner; to move.
  • 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.
  • to bring into debate; to agitate; to moot.
  • to incite to action; to arouse; to instigate; to prompt; to excite.

as intransitive verb

  • to move; to change one's position.
  • to be in motion; to be active or bustling; to exert or busy one's self.
  • to become the object of notice; to be on foot.
  • to rise, or be up, in the morning.

as noun

  • the act or result of stirring; agitation; tumult; bustle; noise or various movements.
  • public disturbance or commotion; tumultuous disorder; seditious uproar.
  • agitation of thoughts; conflicting passions.
  • No antonyms for stir

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