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stems, plural;
  1. Stop or restrict (the flow of something)
    • - a nurse did her best to stem the bleeding
    • - an attempt to stem the rising tide of unemployment
  2. Slide the tail of one ski or both skis outward in order to turn or slow down

Noun
  1. The main body or stalk of a plant or shrub, typically rising above ground but occasionally subterranean

  2. The stalk supporting a fruit, flower, or leaf, and attaching it to a larger branch, twig, or stalk

  3. A long and thin supportive or main section of something
    • - the main stem of the wing feathers
  4. The slender part of a wineglass between the base and the bowl

  5. The tube of a tobacco pipe

  6. A rod or cylinder in a mechanism, for example the sliding shaft of a bolt or the winding pin of a watch

  7. A vertical stroke in a letter or musical note

  8. The root or main part of a noun, adjective, or other word, to which inflections or formative elements are added

  9. The main line of descent of a family or nation
    • - the Hellenic tribes were derived from the Aryan stem
  10. The main upright timber or metal piece at the bow of a ship, to which the ship's sides are joined

  11. A pipe used for smoking crack or opium


  1. (stem) grow out of, have roots in, originate in; "The increase in the national debt stems from the last war"
  2. (stem) root: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
  3. (stem) cause to point inward; "stem your skis"
  4. (stem) stalk: a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
  5. (stem) shank: cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
  6. (stem) stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide"
  7. A pedicel is a stem that attaches single flowers to the main stem of the inflorescence. It is the branches or stalks that hold each flower in an inflorescence that contains more than one flower.
  8. The Stems were an alternative rock band formed in Perth, Western Australia in 1983 and were heavily influenced by 1960s garage rock and 1970s power pop. They broke up in 1987, reformed in 2003 and released a new album in 2007.
  9. (Stem (bike)) The stem is the component on a bicycle that connects the handlebars to the steerer tube of the bicycle fork. ...
  10. (Stem (linguistics)) In linguistics, a stem is a part of a word. The term is used with slightly different meanings.
  11. (Stem (music)) Stems can refer to two things in music, relating to music notation and production.
  12. (Stem (ship)) The stem is the very most forward part of a boat or ship's bow and is an extension of the keel itself and curves up to the wale of the boat. The stem is more often found on wooden boats or ships, but not exclusively. ...
  13. (stem) The above-ground stalk (technically axis) of a vascular plant, and certain anatomically similar, below-ground organs such as rhizomes, bulbs, tubers, and corms; A slender supporting member of an individual part of a plant such as a flower or a leaf; also, by analogue the shaft of a ...
  14. (Stem) A main stroke that is more or less straight, not part of a bowl. The letter o has no stem; the letter I consists of stem and serifs alone. (return to top)
  15. (stem) The part that holds the handlebars. Sometimes called a "gooseneck," or "tiller."
  16. (Stem) The shaft that connects to the movement's winding mechanism, the crown is fitted to the opposite end.
  17. (stem) A small shaft or rod that projects through the faucet valve and to which the handle is installed.
  18. (stem) The most forward section of the hull.
  19. (Stem) Part of the faucet that holds the handle on one end and the washer on the other.
  20. (Stem) n/vb movement requiring opposing outward pressure much like a child climbing a door jam.
  21. (Stem) [top] The shape of the bow of a canoe, rounded for better maneuverability, squared for better tracking.
  22. (Stem) The main ascending axis of a plant.
  23. (stem) A side shoot that extends from the tobacco plant's primary stalk and divides each leaf from its base to its tip. In larger tobacco leaves, the stem must be removed prior to processing. Also known as the midrib.
  24. (Stem) To bridge the distance between two holds with one's feet; to push against adjacent or opposing walls with the feet.
  25. (Stem) The foremost part of a vessel.