Ste"ven (?), n. [AS. stefn, stemn, voice; akin to D. stem, G. stimme, Goth. stibna.]

1.

Voice; speech; language.

[Obs. or Scot.]

Ye have as merry a steven As any angel hath that is in heaven. Chaucer.

2.

An outcry; a loud call; a clamor.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

To set steven, to make an appointment. [Obs.]

They setten steven for to meet To playen at the dice. Chaucer.

 

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