n. A small pond or pool where fish are kept for the table; a vivarium. An artificial bed of oysters.
- vb. To boil slowly, or with the simmering or moderate heat; to seethe; to cook in a little liquid, over a gentle fire, without boiling; as, to stew meat; to stew oysters; to stew apples.
- vb. To be seethed or cooked in a slow, gentle manner, or in heat and moisture.
- n. A place of stewing or seething; a place where hot bathes are furnished; a hothouse. A brothel; - usually in the plural. A prostitute. A dish prepared by stewing; as, a stew of pigeons. A state of agitating excitement; a state of worry; confusion; as, to be in a stew.