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Stir appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Eva, can I stir a web or plan an anal probe war?… It’s in a cave!
  • Stir wet alfoil… um, it’s to negate metage, not stimuli of late writs.
  • Trade no DNA, ban all its stir of live evil, for it’s still an abandoned art.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun stir:

bustlestirflurrysplashfuss
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Stir is sometimes a misspelling of street.

The word stir is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun stir

What does stir mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: stirs

  1. a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
  2. emotional agitation and excitement
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • more generic word: agitation = the feeling of being agitated
    • more specific words:
      • electricity = keen and shared excitement
      • sensation = a general feeling of excitement and heightened interest
  3. a rapid active commotion

Alternative definition of the noun stir

noun

  1. The act or result of stirring; agitation; tumult; bustle; noise or various movements.
  2. Public disturbance or commotion; tumultuous disorder; seditious uproar.
  3. Agitation of thoughts; conflicting passions.
  4. [slang] Jail; prison.

Definition of the verb stir

What does stir mean as a doing word?

Stir is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: stirred, stirring

  1. move an implement through
    • examples: stir the soup | stir my drink | stir the soil | The chefs stir the vegetables
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite]There fluttered a flag (over the fort)Verbs of Existence: bob, bow, creep, dance, drift, eddy, falter, flap, float, flutter, hover, jiggle, joggle, oscillate, pulsate, quake, quiver, revolve, rock, roil, rotate, shake, sway, swirl, teeter, throb, totter, tremble, undulate, vacillate, vibrate, waft, wave, waver, wiggle, wobble, writhe
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]The patriots waved the flag
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb]A flag fluttered
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]A flag fluttered over the fort | Bees are swarming in the garden
      [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme]In the aquarium swam a striped fish | Over the fort fluttered a flag
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient]Herman whipped creamVerbs of Combining and Attaching: beat, fuse, scramble, swirl, whip, whisk
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman whipped sugar and the cream together
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman mixed the eggs with the cream | Herman whipped sugar with the cream
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs whisk easily | Most labels tape easily
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherSugar and cream whip together easily
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Sugar whips into cream easily
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    • more specific words:
      • churn = stir (cream) vigorously in order to make butter
      • paddle = stir with a paddle
  2. move very slightly
  3. stir feelings in
  4. stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
  5. affect emotionally
    • example: The performance is likely to stir Sue
    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
    • synonym of stir: touch
    • more generic words: affect / impress / move / strike = have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
    • more specific word: get = evoke an emotional response
  6. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
  7. to begin moving
    • example: As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of stir: arouse
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  8. mix or add by stirring
    • example: Stir nuts into the dough
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient]Herman whipped cream
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman whipped sugar and the cream together
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman mixed the eggs with the cream | Herman whipped sugar with the cream
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs whisk easily | Most labels tape easily
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherSugar and cream whip together easily
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Sugar whips into cream easily

      Verbs of Combining and Attaching (with the same syntax): beat, fuse, scramble, swirl, whip, whisk.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: work = move into or onto

Alternative definition of the verb stir

verb

  1. [transitive, dated] To change the place of in any manner; to move.
  2. [transitive] To disturb the relative position of the particles of, as of a liquid, by passing something through it; to agitate.
  3. [transitive] To agitate the content of (a container) by passing something through it.
  4. [transitive] To bring into debate; to agitate; to moot.
  5. [transitive] To incite to action; to arouse; to instigate; to prompt; to excite.
  6. [intransitive] To move; to change one’s position.
  7. [intransitive] To be in motion; to be active or bustling; to exert or busy one's self.
  8. [intransitive] To become the object of notice; to be on foot.
  9. [intransitive, poetic] To rise, or be up, in the morning.

Film

"Stir" is a 1980 Australian film directed by Stephen Wallace in his feature directorial debut. The prison film was written by Bob Jewson, based upon his own experience while incarcerated as the actual prison riot at Bathurst Correctional Complex in 1974 and its subsequent Royal Commission into New South Wales Prisons. we. The film was shot in Clare Valley, Gladstone and the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. It premiered at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.

Writings

"Stir" is a 2002 JBF Awards nominated book by Christine Manfield.

Character

Stir is a fictional character from the Japanese manga series King of Bandit Jing.

Music

  1. "Stir" is a musical album of Fran Snyder.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  2. "Stir" is a musical album of Jimmyjohn McCabe.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  3. "Stir" is a musical album of Stir.
    • released in (20 years ago)

Group

Stir was a St. Louis, Missouri musical group.

Phrases with Stir

  1. stir up
  2. Stir Bar
  3. stir fry
  4. Stir-Fry
  5. Stir-Crazy
  6. Stir-Fried
  7. Stir the Pot
  8. Cause a Stir

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Stir

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Google previewIn the Game: Music and Multiple Sclerosis (2013)

A Memoir of Success and Unexpected Challenges by John M. Laverty

Zamboni's theory will be proved or disproved, but what has caused such a stir is that the established medical profession always seems to take a very long view when it comes to evaluating new treatments. Bringing a new drug ...

Google previewMRI from Picture to Proton (2017)

by Donald W. McRobbie, Elizabeth A. Moore, Martin J. Graves

STIR is a type of IR sequence, like FLAIR, except that we choose to null fat- containing tissues instead of CSF. The appropriate TI depends on the T1 of the tissue and should be about 70% of the T1. For example, fat has a T1 of 220 ms at 1.5 T, ...

Google previewSpine Surgery 2-Vol Set (2012)

Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management (Expert Consult - Online) by Edward C. Benzel

STIR is the best method for demonstrating joint effusions. Large joint effusions (> 1.5 mm) are highly predictive of degenerative spondylolisthesis on dynamic imaging, particularly at L4-557 (Fig. 172-7). Synovial Cysts Herniation of the ...

Google previewJournal of a Tour and Residence in Great Britain, During the Years 1810 and 1811 (1817)

by Louis Simond

The first considerable stir is the drum ...

Google previewAdvances in Hydrogen Research and Application: 2013 Edition (2013)

STIR is an IR sequence (Inversion Recovery sequence) with short inversion time . In the case of IR sequences the longitudinal magnetization is first inverted by a 180.degree.-Puls in the opposite direction. “At the time when all fat protons are ...

Google previewLife (1916)

HOWEVER, the present stir is an excellent thing for us, and will do more to show us where we are in military matters than months of discussion without action.

Google previewDiagnostic Radiology: Recent Advances and Applied Physics in Imaging (2013)

by Arun Kumar Gupta, Veena Chowdhury, Niranjan Khandelwal

For larger FOV, STIR is the best method to provide uniform suppression but at the cost of reduced SNR. Another disadvantage of EPI is that in longer echo train the water protons tend to show phase shift especially in the air-soft tissue and ...

Google previewA Phonographic Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1846)

Abridged from the Octavo by William Bolles

Surprise, stir pri'z, n. the act of taking unawares: the state of being surprised, sudden confusion or perplexity. Surprise, sār-priz, vt. to take unawares, to fall upon unexpectedly; to astonish by something wonderful. Surprised, stor-pri'zd, pp .

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Usage statistics about stir

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun stir:

bustlestirflurrysplashfuss

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb stir:

budgeagitateexciteconjureinvokeevokearousestimulatestirshifttouchshakeraise

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Quotes about Stir

When my country, into which I had just set my foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir. It was time for every man to stir. (Thomas Paine)
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Scrabble value of S1T1I1R1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of STIR

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