Definition of stem

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • stem is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 6
  • stem is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 6
  • stem is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 7

Definition of stem


  • cylinder forming a long narrow part of something (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. shank
  • a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. stalk
  • stop the flow of a liquid (verb)

    Examples

    1. stem the tide

    Synonyms

    1. halt
    2. stanch
    3. staunch
  • (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed (noun)

    Examples

    1. thematic vowels are part of the stem

    Synonyms

    1. base
    2. radical
    3. root
    4. root word
    5. theme
  • a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. stem turn
  • front part of a vessel or aircraft (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. bow
    2. fore
    3. prow
  • cause to point inward (verb)

    Examples

    1. stem your skis
  • grow out of, have roots in, originate in (verb)

    Examples

    1. The increase in the national debt stems from the last war
  • remove the stem from (verb)

    Examples

    1. for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed
  • the tube of a tobacco pipe (noun)

See definition of stem in Merriam Webster

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