Definition of Stour

1. n. A battle or tumult; encounter; combat; disturbance; passion.

2. a. Tall; strong; stern.

Definition of Stour

1. Adjective. (context: Now chiefly dialectal) Tall; large; stout. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: Now chiefly dialectal) Strong; powerful; hardy; robust; sturdy. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: Now chiefly dialectal) Bold; audacious. ¹

4. Adjective. (context: Now chiefly dialectal) Rough in manner; stern; austere; ill-tempered. ¹

5. Adjective. (context: Now chiefly dialectal) (context: of a voice) Rough; hoarse; deep-toned; harsh. ¹

6. Adjective. (context: Now chiefly dialectal) (context: of land or cloth) Stiff; inflexible. ¹

7. Adverb. (context: Now chiefly dialectal) Severely; strongly. ¹

8. Noun. A stake. ¹

9. Noun. A round of a ladder. ¹

10. Noun. A stave in the side of a wagon. ¹

11. Noun. A large pole by which barges are propelled against the stream; a poy. ¹

12. Noun. (obsolete) An armed battle or conflict. ¹

13. Noun. (obsolete) A time of struggle or stress. ¹

14. Noun. (context: now dialectal) Tumult, commotion; confusion. ¹

15. Noun. (dialect) A blowing or deposit of dust. ¹

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Definition of Stour

1. dust [n -S]

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Literary usage of Stour

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The coast has an exceedingly irregular outline, and, short as it is, it is deeply indented by estuaries of no less than three rivers—the stour at Harwich, ..."

2. The Itinerary of John Leland in Or about the Years 1535-1543: Parts I to [XI] by John Leland (1907)
"Or I cam into Winburn by half a mile I passid over Aleyn * bridg of xij. archis apon stour. Bridges on stour ... Bridge is 4. miles lower on stour then ..."

3. Highways and Byways in Shakespeare's Country by William Holden Hutton (1914)
"CHAPTER III FROM SHIPSTON-ON-stour TO COMPTON VERNEY SHIPSTON-ON-stour, formerly one of those detached parts of Worcestershire surrounded by Gloucestershire ..."

4. ...The Cretaceous Rocks of Britain by Geological Survey of Great Britain, Alfred John Jukes- Browne, William Hill (1900)
"SHAFTESBURY то THE RIVER stour. The southern border of the Vale of Wardour ends in a high plateau of Greensand from 700 to 800 feet above the sea, ..."

5. A Dictionary of Mechanical Science, Arts, Manufactures, and Miscellaneous by Alexander Jamieson (1829)
"The stour, forming the boundary between Suffolk and Essex : Harwich is at ... The stour, falling into the sea at Ramsgate. The Rother, which runs by Rye; ..."

6. Gentleman's Magazine Library edited by George Laurence Gomme, Frank Alexander Milne, Lady A C Bickley, Mrs Alice Bertha Merck Gomme (1902)
"William Parry died at Shipston-upon-stour, and was buried in the chancel of that church. I was directed to the sacred spot by a person who perfectly ..."

7. Cassell's Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland: Being a Complete ...Great Britain (1900)
"The stour formerly flowed into the sea at S. stourpaine, pa. and vil. on the stour, Mid Dors., 3 KKw of Bland ford; ac. 2272; soil chalky loam, ..."

8. The Antiquary (1871)
"Metropolitan A View on the stour, by J. Co , , .., .—. rs ) inv or On the stour, with Dedham Church in the background, ..."

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