Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun stem

6 senses of stem

Sense 1
root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical -- ((linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem")
       => form, word form, signifier, descriptor -- (the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached")

Sense 2
stalk, stem -- (a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ)
       => plant organ -- (a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus)

Sense 3
shank, stem -- (cylinder forming a long narrow part of something)
       => cylinder -- (a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line)

Sense 4
stem -- (the tube of a tobacco pipe)
       => tube, tubing -- (conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases)

Sense 5
bow, fore, prow, stem -- (front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line")
       => front -- (the side that is seen or that goes first)

Sense 6
stem turn, stem -- (a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it)
       => turn, turning -- (the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stem

4 senses of stem

Sense 1
stem -- (grow out of, have roots in, originate in; "The increase in the national debt stems from the last war")
       => originate in -- (come from)

Sense 2
stem -- (cause to point inward; "stem your skis")
       => orient -- (cause to point; "Orient the house towards the West")

Sense 3
stem, stanch, staunch, halt -- (stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "stem the tide")
       => check -- (arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve")

Sense 4
stem -- (remove the stem from; "for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

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