Definition of Stir

1. Noun. A prominent or sensational but short-lived news event. "He made a great splash and then disappeared"

Exact synonyms: Splash
Generic synonyms: Commotion, Disruption, Disturbance, Flutter, Hoo-ha, Hoo-hah, Hurly Burly, Kerfuffle, To-do
Derivative terms: Splashy

2. Verb. Move an implement through. "The chefs stir the vegetables"; "Stir the soil"
Specialized synonyms: Churn, Paddle
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Stirrer

3. Noun. Emotional agitation and excitement.
Generic synonyms: Agitation
Specialized synonyms: Electricity, Sensation

4. Verb. Move very slightly. "The streets stir with crowds"; "He shifted in his seat"
Exact synonyms: Agitate, Budge, Shift
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Shift, Shifting

5. Noun. A rapid active commotion.
Exact synonyms: Ado, Bustle, Flurry, Fuss, Hustle
Generic synonyms: Commotion, Din, Ruckus, Ruction, Rumpus, Tumult
Derivative terms: Bustle, Flurry, Fuss, Hustle

6. Verb. Stir feelings in. "Stir emotions"

7. Verb. Stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of. "The performance is likely to stir Sue"; "The civil war shook the country"

8. Verb. Affect emotionally. "The performance is likely to stir Sue"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"
Exact synonyms: Touch
Generic synonyms: Affect, Impress, Move, Strike
Specialized synonyms: Get
Also: Stir Up
Derivative terms: Stirring

9. Verb. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic. "Call down the spirits from the mountain"

10. Verb. To begin moving,. "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"
Exact synonyms: Arouse
Generic synonyms: Move

11. Verb. Mix or add by stirring. "Stir nuts into the dough"
Generic synonyms: Work

Definition of Stir

1. v. t. To change the place of in any manner; to move.

2. v. i. To move; to change one's position.

3. n. The act or result of stirring; agitation; tumult; bustle; noise or various movements.

Definition of Stir

1. Verb. (transitive dated) To change the place of in any manner; to move. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To disturb the relative position of the particles of, as of a liquid, by passing something through it; to agitate. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To agitate the content of (a container) by passing something through it. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To bring into debate; to agitate; to moot. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To incite to action; to arouse; to instigate; to prompt; to excite. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To move; to change one’s position. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To be in motion; to be active or bustling; to exert or busy one's self. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To become the object of notice; to be on foot. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive poetic) To rise, or be up, in the morning. ¹

10. Noun. The act or result of stirring; agitation; tumult; bustle; noise or various movements. ¹

11. Noun. Public disturbance or commotion; tumultuous disorder; seditious uproar. ¹

12. Noun. Agitation of thoughts; conflicting passions. ¹

13. Noun. (slang) Jail; prison. ¹

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Definition of Stir

1. to pass an implement through in circular motions [v STIRRED, STIRRING, STIRS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stir

stipulative definition
stir (current term)
stir bar
stir fry
stir the pot
stir up

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