vb. To gleam.
- n. A gleam of light; flame.
- n. The principal body of a tree, shrub, or plant, of any kind; the main stock; the part which supports the branches or the head or top. A little branch which connects a fruit, flower, or leaf with a main branch; a peduncle, pedicel, or petiole; as, the stem of an apple or a cherry. The stock of a family; a race or generation of progenitors. A branch of a family.
- (Naut.) A curved piece of timber to which the two sides of a ship are united at the fore end. The lower end of it is scarfed to the keel, and the bowsprit rests upon its upper end. Hence, the forward part of a vessel; the bow. Fig.: An advanced or leading position; the lookout. Anything resembling a stem or stalk; as, the stem of a tobacco pipe; the stem of a watch case, or that part to which the ring, by which it is suspended, is attached.
- (Bot.) That part of a plant which bears leaves, or rudiments of leaves, whether rising above ...