Stow (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stowed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Stowing.] [OE. stowen, fr. stowe a place, AS. stow; cf. Icel. eldstoa fireplace, hearth, OFries. sto, and E. stand. 163.]


To place or arrange in a compact mass; to put in its proper place, or in a suitable place; to pack; as, to stowbags, bales, or casks in a ship's hold; to stow hay in a mow; to stow sheaves.

Some stow their oars, or stop the leaky sides. Dryden.


To put away in some place; to hide; to lodge.

Foul thief! where hast thou stowed my daughter? Shak.


To arrange anything compactly in; to fill, by packing closely; as, to stow a box, car, or the hold of a ship.


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