HyperDic: stem

English > 10 senses of the word stem:
NOUNcommunicationstem, root, root word, base, theme, radical(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
plantstem, stalka slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
artifactstem, shankcylinder forming a long narrow part of something
artifactstemthe tube of a tobacco pipe
artifactstem, bow, fore, prowfront part of a vessel or aircraft
actstem, stem turna turn made in skiing
VERBstativestemgrow out of, have roots in, originate in
stativestemcause to point inward
changestem, stanch, staunch, haltstop the flow of a liquid / liquid
changestemremove the stem from
stem > pronunciation
Soundssteh'm
RhymesAm / AM ... rpm: 21 rhymes with ehm...
English > stem: 10 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaning(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed.
Example"thematic vowels are part of the stem"
Synonymsroot, root word, base, theme, radical
CategorylinguisticsThe scientific study of language
Broaderform, word form, signifier, descriptorThe phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
Spanishbase, radical, raíz, tema
Catalanarrel, base, radical, tema
Verbsstemremove the stem from
stemgrow out of, have roots in, originate in
English > stem: 10 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningA slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ.
Synonymstalk
PartsinternodeA segment of a stem between two nodes
node, leaf node(botany) the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge
receptacleenlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts
NarroweraxisThe main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged
beanstalkstem of a bean plant
branchA division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant
bulbA modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure
caneA strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar ... / sugar cane
carpophoreA slender stalk that furnishes an axis for a carpel
caudexwoody stem of palms and tree ferns
cladode, cladophyll, phylloclad, phyllocladeA flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf
cormSolid swollen underground bulb-shaped stem or stem base and serving as a reproductive structure
cornstalk, corn stalkThe stalk of a corn plant
culmstem of plants of the Gramineae
cutting, slipA part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
filamentThe stalk of a stamen
funicle, funiculusThe stalk of a plant ovule or seed
gynophoreThe stalk of a pistil that raises it above the receptacle
haulm, halmstems of beans and peas and potatoes and grasses collectively as used for thatching and bedding
petiole, leafstalkThe slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf
petioluleThe stalk of a leaflet
rhizome, rootstock, rootstalkA horizontal plant stem with shoots above and roots below serving as a reproductive structure
scape, flower stalkErect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip
sporangiophorestalk bearing one or more sporangia
stipesupporting stalk or stem-like structure especially of a pistil or fern frond or supporting a mushroom cap
stock, caudexpersistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
trunk, tree trunk, boleThe main stem of a tree
tuberA fleshy underground stem or root serving for reproductive and food storage
Broaderplant organA functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
Spanishtallo
Catalancanya, tija
English > stem: 10 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaningcylinder forming a long narrow part of something.
Synonymshank
Part ofanchor, ground tackleA mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
handle, grip, handgrip, holdThe appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
keymetal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
nailA thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
pinA small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
wineglassA glass that has a stem and in which wine is served
BroadercylinderA surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line
Spanishcaña
Catalancanya
English > stem: 10 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningThe tube of a tobacco pipe.
Part ofpipe, tobacco pipeA tube with a small bowl at one end
Broadertube, tubingconduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids / liquids or gases
Spanishcánula
English > stem: 10 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaningfront part of a vessel or aircraft.
Synonymsbow, fore, prow
Part ofvessel, watercraftA craft designed for water transportation / transportation
BroaderfrontThe side that is seen or that goes first
Spanishfore, proa
Catalanproa
English > stem: 10 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it.
Synonymstem turn
Broaderturn, turningThe act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
Verbsstemcause to point inward
English > stem: 10 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningGrow out of, have roots in, originate in.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The increase in the national debt stems from the last war"
Broaderoriginate inCome from
Nounsstem(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
English > stem: 10 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningCause to point inward.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"stem your skis"
BroaderorientCause to point
Nounsstema turn made in skiing
English > stem: 10 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningstop the flow of a liquid / liquid.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "stem the tide"
Synonymsstanch, staunch, halt
Broadercheckarrest the motion / motion (of something) abruptly
Spanishestancar, restañar
Catalanestancar, estroncar
English > stem: 10 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningRemove the stem from.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Nounsstem(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
stemmeran algorithm for removing inflectional and derivational endings in order to reduce word forms to a common stem

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