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1 stem /ˈstɛm/ noun
plural stems
1 stem
/ˈstɛm/
noun
plural stems
Learner's definition of STEM
[count]
: the main long and thin part of a plant that rises above the soil and supports the leaves and flowers see color picture on this page
: the long, thin part of a fruit, leaf, flower, etc., that connects it to its plant
: a long and thin part: such as
: the long, thin piece that supports the bowl of a wine glass
: the long, thin part of a tobacco pipe
grammar : the main part of a word that does not change when endings are added to it

from stem to stern

: from one end of a ship or boat to the other
often used figuratively

— stemless

/ˈstɛmləs/ adjective
2 stem /ˈstɛm/ verb
stems; stemmed; stemming
2 stem
/ˈstɛm/
verb
stems; stemmed; stemming
Learner's definition of STEM
[+ object]
: to remove the stem from (a fruit, leaf, flower, etc.)

stem from

[phrasal verb]
stem from (something or someone)
: to be caused by (something or someone) : to come from (something or someone)
compare 3stem
3 stem /ˈstɛm/ verb
stems; stemmed; stemming
3 stem
/ˈstɛm/
verb
stems; stemmed; stemming
Learner's definition of STEM
[+ object]
: to stop the progress or spread of (something)
compare 2stem
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