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Definition of STY

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Sty \Sty\ (st[imac]), n.; pl. {Sties} (st[imac]z). [Written also {stigh}.] [AS. stigu, fr. st[imac]gan to rise; originally, probably, a place into which animals climbed or went up. [root]164. See {Sty}, v. i., and cf. {Steward}.]
     1. A pen or inclosure for swine.
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     2. A place of bestial debauchery.
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              To roll with pleasure in a sensual sty. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sty \Sty\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stied} (st[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stying} (st[imac]"[i^]ng).] To shut up in, or as in, a sty. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sty \Sty\, v. i. [OE. stien, sti[yogh]en, AS. st[imac]gan to rise; akin to D. stijgen, OS. & OHG. st[imac]gan, G. steigen, Icel. st[imac]ga, Sw. stiga, Dan. stige, Goth. steigan, L. vestigium footstep, Gr. ? to walk, to go, Skr. stigh to mount. Cf. {Distich}, {Stair} steps, {Stirrup}, {Sty} a boil, a pen for swine, {Vestige}.] To soar; to ascend; to mount. See {Stirrup}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

           With bolder wing shall dare aloft to sty, To the last praises of this Faery Queene. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sty \Sty\, n. [For older styan, styanye, understood as sty on eye, AS. st[imac]gend (sc. e['a]ge eye), properly, rising, or swelling (eye), p. p. of st[imac]gan to rise. See {Sty}, v. i.] (Med.) An inflamed swelling or boil on the edge of the eyelid. [Written also {stye}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

143 Moby Thesaurus words for "sty":
     Augean stables, Sodom, abscess, amaurosis, aposteme, bed sore, birthmark, blackhead, blain, bleb, blemish, blepharitis, blister, boil, bubo, bulla, bunion, canker, canker sore, carbuncle, cataract, cesspit, cesspool, chancre, chancroid, check, chilblain, choroiditis, cicatrix, cold sore, comedo, conjunctivitis, crack, crater, craze, cross-eye, defacement, defect, defective vision, deformation, deformity, den, detached retina, disfiguration, disfigurement, distortion, dump, eschar, esotropia, eye defect, fault, felon, fester, festering, fever blister, fistula, flaw, freckle, furuncle, furunculus, gathering, glaucoma, gumboil, gutta serena, hemangioma, hemorrhoids, hickey, hole, hovel, iritis, keloid, keratitis, kibe, kink, lentigo, lesion, milium, mole, needle scar, nevus, optic neuritis, pandemonium, papula, papule, paronychia, parulis, pesthole, petechia, pigpen, pigsty, piles, pimple, pink eye, pit, plague spot, pock, pockmark, polyp, port-wine mark, port-wine stain, pustule, retinoblastoma, rift, rising, rookery, scab, scar, scratch, sebaceous cyst, slum, soft chancre, sore, split, stable, stigma, strawberry mark, suppuration, swelling, tenement, the slums, trachoma, track, tubercle, tumbledown shack, twist, ulcer, ulceration, uveitis, verruca, vesicle, wale, walleye, warp, warren, wart, weal, welt, wen, wheal, whelk, whitehead, whitlow, wound


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