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STIR (stirred, stirring)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stir mean? 

STIR (noun)
  The noun STIR has 3 senses:

1. a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
2. emotional agitation and excitement
3. a rapid active commotion

  Familiarity information: STIR used as a noun is uncommon.


STIR (verb)
  The verb STIR has 8 senses:

1. move an implement through with a circular motion
2. move very slightly
3. stir feelings in
4. stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
5. affect emotionally
6. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
7. to begin moving,
8. mix or add by stirring

  Familiarity information: STIR used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


STIR (noun)


Sense 1stir [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A prominent or sensational but short-lived news event

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

stir; splash

Context example:

he made a great splash and then disappeared

Hypernyms ("stir" is a kind of...):

commotion; disruption; disturbance; flutter; hoo-ha; hoo-hah; hurly burly; kerfuffle; to-do (a disorderly outburst or tumult)


Sense 2stir [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Emotional agitation and excitement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Hypernyms ("stir" is a kind of...):

agitation (the feeling of being agitated; not calm)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stir"):

electricity (keen and shared excitement)

sensation (a general feeling of excitement and heightened interest)


Sense 3stir [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A rapid active commotion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

ado; bustle; flurry; hustle; stir; fuss

Hypernyms ("stir" is a kind of...):

commotion; din; ruckus; ruction; rumpus; tumult (the act of making a noisy disturbance)


STIR (verb)


Sense 1stir [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move an implement through with a circular motion

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context examples:

stir the soup / stir my drink

Hypernyms (to "stir" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stir"):

paddle (stir with a paddle)

churn (stir (cream) vigorously in order to make butter)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The chefs stir the vegetables


Sense 2stir [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move very slightly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

budge; stir; agitate; shift

Context example:

He shifted in his seat

Hypernyms (to "stir" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s

Sentence examples:

The crowds stir in the streets
The streets stir with crowds


Sense 3stir [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stir feelings in

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

stir; excite; stimulate

Context examples:

stimulate my appetite / excite the audience / stir emotions

Hypernyms (to "stir" is one way to...):

sensitise; sensitize (cause to sense; make sensitive)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stir"):

quicken; whet (make keen or more acute)

thrill (cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input)

blow; fellate; go down on (provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation)

work (provoke or excite)

horripilate (cause (someone's) hair to stand on end and to have goosebumps)

masturbate (stimulate sexually)

fuck off; jack off; jerk off; masturbate; she-bop; wank (get sexual gratification through self-stimulation)

disgust; gross out; repel; revolt (fill with distaste)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 4stir [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

stimulate; shake up; stir; shake; excite

Context examples:

These stories shook the community / the civil war shook the country

Hypernyms (to "stir" is one way to...):

arouse; elicit; enkindle; evoke; fire; kindle; provoke; raise (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stir"):

titillate (excite pleasurably or erotically)

animate; enliven; exalt; inspire; invigorate (heighten or intensify)

elate; intoxicate; lift up; pick up; uplift (fill with high spirits; fill with optimism)

invite; tempt (give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting)

thrill; tickle; vibrate (feel sudden intense sensation or emotion)

affright; fright; frighten; scare (cause fear in)

arouse; excite; sex; turn on; wind up (stimulate sexually)

fuel (stimulate)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to stir Sue

Also:

stir up (try to stir up public opinion)


Sense 5stir [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Affect emotionally

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

touch; stir

Context examples:

A stirring movie / I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy

Hypernyms (to "stir" is one way to...):

affect; impress; move; strike (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stir"):

get (evoke an emotional response)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to stir Sue

Also:

stir up (arouse or excite feelings and passions)


Sense 6stir [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

bring up; call down; conjure; conjure up; invoke; call forth; put forward; arouse; evoke; stir; raise

Context examples:

raise the specter of unemployment / he conjured wild birds in the air / call down the spirits from the mountain

Hypernyms (to "stir" is one way to...):

create; make (make or cause to be or to become)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stir"):

anathemise; anathemize; bedamn; beshrew; curse; damn; imprecate; maledict (wish harm upon; invoke evil upon)

bless (give a benediction to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 7stir [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To begin moving,

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

arouse; stir

Context example:

As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir

Hypernyms (to "stir" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 8stir [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mix or add by stirring

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

Stir nuts into the dough

Hypernyms (to "stir" is one way to...):

work (move into or onto)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


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