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Overview of noun stern

The noun stern has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) stern, after part, quarter, poop, tail

(the rear part of a ship)

2. Stern, Isaac Stern

(United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920))

3. buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass

(the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?")


Overview of adj stern

The adj stern has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (5) austere, stern

(of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face")

2. (2) grim, inexorable, relentless, stern, unappeasable, unforgiving, unrelenting

(not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty; "grim determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern demands of parenthood")

3. (2) stern, strict, exacting

(severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards")

4. austere, severe, stark, stern

(severely simple; "a stark interior")

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