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STIR, v.t. stur. [G., to stir, to disturb.]

1. To move; to change place in any manner.

My foot I had never yet in five days been able to stir.

2. To agitate; to bring into debate.

Stir on the questions of jurisdiction.

3. To incite to action; to instigate; to prompt.

An Ate stirring him to blood and strife.

4. To excite; to raise; to put into motion.

And for her sake some mutiny will stir.

To stir up,

1. To incite; to animate; to instigate by inflaming passions; as, to stir up a nation to rebellion.

The words of Judas were good and able to stir them up to valor. 2 Maccabees.

2. To excite; to put into action; to begin; as, to stir up a mutiny or insurrection; to stir up strife.

3. To quicken; to enliven; to make more lively or vigorous; as, to stir up the mind.

4. To disturb; as, to stir up the sediment of liquor.



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STIR, v.t. stur. [G., to stir, to disturb.]

1. To move; to change place in any manner.

My foot I had never yet in five days been able to stir.

2. To agitate; to bring into debate.

Stir on the questions of jurisdiction.

3. To incite to action; to instigate; to prompt.

An Ate stirring him to blood and strife.

4. To excite; to raise; to put into motion.

And for her sake some mutiny will stir.

To stir up,

1. To incite; to animate; to instigate by inflaming passions; as, to stir up a nation to rebellion.

The words of Judas were good and able to stir them up to valor. 2 Maccabees.

2. To excite; to put into action; to begin; as, to stir up a mutiny or insurrection; to stir up strife.

3. To quicken; to enliven; to make more lively or vigorous; as, to stir up the mind.

4. To disturb; as, to stir up the sediment of liquor.

STIR, n. [W. ystwr.]

  1. Agitation; tumult; bustle; noise or various movements. Why all these words, this clamor and this stir? – Denham. Consider, after so much stir, about the genus and species, how few words have yet settled definitions. – Locke.
  2. Public disturbance or commotion; tumultuous disorder; seditious uproar. Being advertised of some stir raised by his unnatural sons in England, he departed from Ireland without a blow. Davies.
  3. Agitation of thoughts; conflicting passions. – Shak.

STIR, v.i. [stur.]

  1. To move one's self. He is not able to stir.
  2. To go or he carried in any manner. He is not able to stir from home, or to stir abroad.
  3. To be in motion; not to be still. He is continually stirring.
  4. To become the object of notice or conversation. They fancy they have a right to talk freely upon every thing that stirs or appears. – Watts.
  5. To rise in the morning. [Colloquial.] – Shak.

STIR, v.t. [stur; Sax. stirian, styrian; D. stooren; G. stören, to stir, to disturb; W. ystwriaw. This word gives storm; Ice. stir, war.]

  1. To move; to change place in any manner. My foot I had never yet in five days been able to stir. – Temple.
  2. To agitate; to bring into debate. Stir not questions of jurisdiction. – Bacon.
  3. To incite to action; to instigate; to prompt. An Até, stirring him to blood and strife. – Shak.
  4. To excite; to raise; to put into motion. And for her sake some mutiny will stir. – Dryden. To stir up, to incite; to animate; to instigate by inflaming passions; as, to stir up a nation to rebellion. The words of Judas were good, and able to stir them up to valor. – 2 Macc. #2. To excite; to put into action; to begin; as, to stir up a mutiny or insurrection; to stir up strife. #3. To quicken; to enliven; to make more lively or vigorous; as, to stir up the mind. #4. To disturb; as, to stir up the sediment of liquor.

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

    My foot I had never yet in five days been able to stir. Sir W. Temple.

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

    I had not power to stir or strive,
    But felt that I was still alive.
    Byron.

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

    Why all these words, this clamor, and this stir? Denham.

    Consider, after so much stir about genus and species, how few words we have yet settled definitions of. Locke.

  4. To disturb the relative position of the particles of, as of a liquid, by passing something through it; to agitate; as, to stir a pudding with a spoon.

    My mind is troubled, like a fountain stirred. Shak.

  5. To be in motion; to be active or bustling; to exert or busy one's self.

    All are not fit with them to stir and toil. Byron.

    The friends of the unfortunate exile, far from resenting his unjust suspicions, were stirring anxiously in his behalf. Merivale.

  6. Public disturbance or commotion; tumultuous disorder; seditious uproar.

    Being advertised of some stirs raised by his unnatural sons in England. Sir J. Davies.

  7. To bring into debate; to agitate; to moot.

    Stir not questions of jurisdiction. Bacon.

  8. To become the object of notice; to be on foot.

    They fancy they have a right to talk freely upon everything that stirs or appears. I. Watts.

  9. Agitation of thoughts; conflicting passions.
  10. To incite to action; to arouse; to instigate; to prompt; to excite.

    "To stir men to devotion." Chaucer.

    An Ate, stirring him to blood and strife. Shak.

    And for her sake some mutiny will stir. Dryden.

    * In all senses except the first, stir is often followed by up with an intensive effect; as, to stir up fire; to stir up sedition.

    Syn. -- To move; incite; awaken; rouse; animate; stimulate; excite; provoke.

  11. To rise, or be up, in the morning.

    [Colloq.] Shak.
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Stir

STIR, verb transitive stur. [G., to stir to disturb.]

1. To move; to change place in any manner.

My foot I had never yet in five days been able to stir

2. To agitate; to bring into debate.

STIR on the questions of jurisdiction.

3. To incite to action; to instigate; to prompt.

An Ate stirring him to blood and strife.

4. To excite; to raise; to put into motion.

And for her sake some mutiny will stir

To stir up,

1. To incite; to animate; to instigate by inflaming passions; as, to stir up a nation to rebellion.

The words of Judas were good and able to stir them up to valor. 2 Maccabees.

2. To excite; to put into action; to begin; as, to stir up a mutiny or insurrection; to stir up strife.

3. To quicken; to enliven; to make more lively or vigorous; as, to stir up the mind.

4. To disturb; as, to stir up the sediment of liquor.

STIR, verb intransitive stur.

1. To move ones self. He is not able to stir

2. To go or be carried in any manner. He is not able to stir from home, or to stir abroad.

3. To be in motion; not to be still. He is continually stirring.

4. To become the object of notice or conversation.

They fancy they have a right to talk freely upon every thing that stirs or appears.

5. To rise in the morning. [Colloquial.]

STIR, noun

1. Agitation; tumult; bustle; noise or various movements.

Why all these words, this clamor and this stir?

Consider, after so much stir about the genus and species, how few words ave yet settled definitions.

2. Public disturbance or commotion; tumultuous disorder; seditious uproar.

Being advertised of some stir raised by his unnatural sons in England, he departed from Ireland without a blow.

3. Agitation of thoughts; conflicting passions.

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