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Definition of the noun stagger
What does stagger mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: staggers
- an unsteady uneven gait
Alternative definition of the noun stagger
- An unsteady movement of the body in walking or standing, as if one were about to fall; a reeling motion; vertigo; -- often in the plural; as, the stagger of a drunken man.
- A disease of horses and other animals, attended by reeling, unsteady gait or sudden falling; as, parasitic staggers; apoplectic or sleepy staggers.
- bewilderment; perplexity.
Specialised definition of the noun stagger
Glossary of sports / motorsports / auto racing
in INDYCAR racing, when the right-hand tyre has a larger diameter than the left-hand one, in order to aid in taking turns in races on ovals (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)
Definition of the verb stagger
What does stagger mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: staggered | staggering | staggers
- walk as if unable to control one's movements
- example: The drunken man staggered into the room
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Path Preposition] [Location] There jumped a little white rabbit out of the box there [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location, concrete] [Theme, indefinite] There jumped out of the box a little white rabbit [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective] Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state] Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] Tom jumped the horse over the fence [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] The horse jumped [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Location, concrete] The horse jumped the stream [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state] Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] [Path Preposition] [Oblique 2] Tom ran the soles off his shoes [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] The horse jumped over the fence [Path Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] Out of the box jumped a little white rabbit
Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): amble, backpack, bolt, bounce, bound, bowl, canter, carom, cavort, charge, clamber, climb, clump, coast, crawl, creep, dart, dash, dodder, drift, file, flit, float, fly, frolic, gallop, gambol, glide, goose step, hasten, hike, hobble, hop, hurry, hurtle, inch, jog, journey, jump, leap, limp, lollop, lope, lumber, lurch, march, meander, mince, mosey, nip, pad, parade, perambulate, plod, prance, promenade, prowl, race, ramble, roam, roll, romp, rove, run, rush, sashay, saunter, scamper, scoot, scram, scramble, scud, scurry, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, skedaddle, skip, skitter, skulk, sleepwalk, slide, slink, slither, slog, slouch, sneak, somersault, speed, step, stomp, stray, streak, stride, stroll, strut, stumble, stump, swagger, sweep, swerve, swim, tack, tear, tiptoe, toddle, toil, totter, tour, traipse, tramp, travel, trek, troop, trot, trudge, trundle, vault, waddle, wade, walk, wander, weave, whiz, zigzag, zoom.
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonyms of stagger: careen / keel / lurch / reel / swag
- more generic word: walk = use one's feet to advance
- walk with great difficulty
- to arrange in a systematic order
- astound or overwhelm, as with shock
- example: She was staggered with bills after she tried to rebuild her house following the earthquake
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Cause] [Verb] The clown amused [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] The clown amused the children [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] [Adjective] That movie bored me silly [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] with [Oblique] The clown amused the children with his antics [Cause, genitive]'s [Oblique] [Verb] [Experiencer] The clown's antics amused the children [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Adverb] Little children amuse easily
Verbs of Psychological State (with the same syntax): abash, affect, afflict, affront, aggravate, aggrieve, agitate, agonize, alarm, alienate, amaze, amuse, anger, annoy, antagonize, appall, appease, arouse, assuage, astonish, astound, awe, baffle, befuddle, beguile, bewilder, bewitch, boggle, bore, bother, bug, calm, captivate, chagrin, charm, cheer, chill, comfort, concern, confound, confuse, console, content, convince, cow, crush, cut, daunt, daze, dazzle, deject, delight, demolish, demoralize, depress, devastate, disappoint, disarm, discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, discourage, disgrace, disgruntle, disgust, dishearten, disillusion, dismay, dispirit, displease, disquiet, dissatisfy, distract, distress, disturb, divert, dumbfound, elate, electrify, embarrass, embolden, enchant, encourage, enervate, engage, engross, enlighten, enliven, enrage, enrapture, entertain, enthrall, enthuse, entice, entrance, exasperate, excite, exhaust, exhilarate, fascinate, fatigue, faze, flabbergast, flatter, floor, fluster, frighten, frustrate, gall, galvanize, gladden, gratify, grieve, harass, harm, haunt, hearten, horrify, humble, humiliate, hurt, hypnotize, impair, impress, incense, inflame, infuriate, inspire, insult, interest, intimidate, intoxicate, intrigue, invigorate, irk, irritate, jade, jar, jollify, jolt, lull, madden, menace, mesmerize, miff, molest, mollify, mortify, move, muddle, mystify, nauseate, nettle, numb, obsess, occupy, offend, outrage, overawe, overwhelm, pacify, pain, peeve, perplex, perturb, pester, pique, placate, plague, please, preoccupy, provoke, puzzle, quench, rankle, ravish, reassure, recharge, refresh, rejuvenate, relax, relieve, repel, repulse, revitalize, revolt, rile, roil, ruffle, sadden, satiate, satisfy, scandalize, scare, shake, shame, shock, sicken, sober, solace, soothe, spellbind, spook, startle, stimulate, sting, stir, strike, stump, stun, stupefy, surprise, tantalize, taunt, tease, tempt, terrify, terrorize, threaten, thrill, throw, tickle, tire, titillate, torment, torture, touch, transfix, transport, trouble, try, unnerve, unsettle, uplift, upset, vex, weary, worry, wound, wow.
- lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
- more generic terms: overcome / overpower / overtake / overwhelm / sweep over / whelm = overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
Alternative definition of the verb stagger
- [intransitive] In standing or walking, to sway from one side to the other as if about to fall; to stand or walk unsteadily; to reel or totter.
- [transitive] To cause to reel or totter.
- [intransitive] To cease to stand firm; to begin to give way; to fail.
- [intransitive] To begin to doubt and waver in purposes; to become less confident or determined; to hesitate.
- [transitive] To cause to doubt and waver; to make to hesitate; to make less steady or confident; to shock.
- [transitive] To arrange (a series of parts) on each side of a median line alternately, as the spokes of a wheel or the rivets of a boiler seam.
- [transitive] To arrange similar objects such that each is ahead or above and to one side of the next.
- [transitive] To schedule in intervals.
"Stagger" is a 2009 action horror film written and directed by Paul T.T. Easter.
- country: United Kingdom
- language: English Language
- director: Paul Easter
- producers: Terry Boast & Paul Easter
- executive producer: Paul Easter
- written by Paul Easter
- casting by Paul Easter
- cinematography by Emma Bailey
- edited by Trev Fuller & Joe Jackson
- music by E-Z Rollers, Johnny Normal, Kit Rumble
- genres: Crime Fiction, Action Film, Science Fiction, Horror
- released on (5 years ago)
- "Stagger" is a composition.
- "Stagger" is a composition.
Stagger: In aviation, stagger is the horizontal positioning of a biplane, triplane, or multiplane's wings in relation to one another.
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Crabb's English Synonymes (1917)
by George Crabb
Stagger is a Scandinavian word from a root signifying to push allied to stake. To reel signifies to go around like a reel, a small spindle for winding yarn. Tolter is for tolter, a frequentative of tilt. All these terms designate an involuntary and an ...
by George Crabb
STAGGER, REEL, Torres. Stagger is a Scandinavian word from a root signifying to push allied to stake. To reel Bl dies to go around like a reel, asma spindlefor winding yarn. Totter is for tolter, a frequentative of tilt. All these terms designate an ...
The Lazy Environmentalist (2011)
Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living by Josh Dorfman
The Bamboo Stagger is a stunning wall-size shelving unit designed to accommodate an assortment of objects by integrating shelves of varying widths and heights. The Bamboo Slide is an innovative kitchen island designed with a built-in wine ...
June 22–25, 1987 University of California, Irvine by Pat Langley
STAGGER is an extension of previous work by Schlimmer and Granger (1986a, 1986b) and is able to form conjunctive, disjunctive, and negated concept descriptions from potentially noisy examples. The contribution within this paper is ...
Handcrafting Bamboo Fly Rods (2005)
by Wayne Cattanach
stagger is that similar strips on opposite sides have a tendency to neutralize each other. For a visual example of this effect, place two identical slash marks on a sheet of paper spaced to divide it into thirds. Then roll the paper into a cylinder ...
Radar Systems (2012)
by Paul A. Lynn
Although PRF stagger is a valuable technique, it has its disadvantages. Firstly, it increases system complexity. Extra delays must be switched in and out of the canceller, to compensate for changes in interpulse period. This was a serious matter ...
by Mike O'Leary
Tire stagger is the difference in circumference between the left rear tire and the larger right rear tire. It isn't unusual to run with a difference of 14 inches between the tires. Increasing stagger helps the car turn, while reducing the stagger will ...
To stagger is a doubt; and a doubt, when God hath spoken, is a 1844.] Critical Notices. 387.
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
STAGGER, v. stagger [prov.
and Scotland in the sense of stumble or stagger. Fr. chanceler, to stagger, also to stammer. — Cot. Sw. stappla, to stammer, stutter, also to stumble. In this latter example the frequentative / signifies repetition or ...
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
* To STAGGER, v. n. [staggeren, Dutch.] ...
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
* To STAGGER, v. n. Istaggercn, Dutch.] 1. the capiliary lubes stagnates.
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Quotes about Stagger
Go now, verses, on your light feet, you have not trodden hard on the old earth where the graves laugh when they see their guests, the one corpse stacked on top of the other. Go now and stagger to her whom I do not know. (Hugo Claus)
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Scrabble value of S1T1A1G2G2E1R1
The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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