|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. i.) Alt. of Steem.
2. (n.) Alt. of Steem.
3. (n.) The principal body of a tree, shrub, or plant, of any kind; the main stock; the part which supports the branches or the head or top.
4. (n.) A little branch which connects a fruit, flower, or leaf with a main branch; a peduncle, pedicel, or petiole; as, the stem of an apple or a cherry.
5. (n.) The stock of a family; a race or generation of progenitors.
6. (n.) A branch of a family.
7. (n.) A curved piece of timber to which the two sides of a ship are united at the fore end. The lower end of it is scarfed to the keel, and the bowsprit rests upon its upper end. Hence, the forward part of a vessel; the bow.
8. (n.) Fig.: An advanced or leading position; the lookout.
9. (n.) Anything resembling a stem or stalk; as, the stem of a tobacco pipe; the stem of a watch case, or that part to which the ring, by which it is suspended, is attached.
10. (n.) That part of a plant which bears leaves, or rudiments of leaves, whether rising above ground or wholly subterranean.
11. (n.) The entire central axis of a feather.
12. (n.) The basal portion of the body of one of the Pennatulacea, or of a gorgonian.
13. (n.) The short perpendicular line added to the body of a note; the tail of a crotchet, quaver, semiquaver, etc.
14. (n.) The part of an inflected word which remains unchanged (except by euphonic variations) throughout a given inflection; theme; base.
15. (v. t.) To remove the stem or stems from; as, to stem cherries; to remove the stem and its appendages (ribs and veins) from; as, to stem tobacco leaves.
16. (v. t.) To ram, as clay, into a blasting hole.
17. (v. t.) To oppose or cut with, or as with, the stem of a vessel; to resist, or make progress against; to stop or check the flow of, as a current.
18. (v. i.) To move forward against an obstacle, as a vessel against a current.
Stem (18 Occurrences)
Matthew 11:7 And when they were going away, Jesus, talking of John, said to all the people, What went you out into the waste land to see? a tall stem moving in the wind? (BBE)
Matthew 12:20 The crushed stem will not be broken by him; and the feebly burning light will he not put out, till he has made righteousness overcome all. (BBE)
Matthew 13:26 But when the green stem came up and gave fruit, the evil plants were seen at the same time. (BBE)
Luke 7:24 And when the men who were sent by John had gone away, he said to the people, about John, What did you go out into the waste land to see? a tall stem moving in the wind? (BBE)
Genesis 41:5 But he went to sleep again and had a second dream, in which he saw seven heads of grain, full and good, all on one stem. (BBE)
Genesis 41:22 And again in a dream I saw seven heads of grain, full and good, coming up on one stem: (BBE)
1 Samuel 17:7 The stem of his spear was as long as a cloth-worker's rod, and its head was made of six hundred shekels' weight of iron: and one went before him with his body-cover. (BBE)
2 Samuel 21:19 And again there was war with the Philistines at Gob, and Elhanan, the son of Jair the Beth-lehemite, put to death Goliath the Gittite, the stem of whose spear was like a cloth-worker's rod. (BBE)
Job 13:25 Will you be hard on a leaf in flight before the wind? will you make a dry stem go more quickly on its way? (BBE)
Job 14:8 If its root becometh old in the earth, And its stem doth die in the dust, (YLT)
Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: (KJV WBS NAS)
Isaiah 42:3 He will not let a crushed stem be quite broken, and he will not let a feebly burning light be put out: he will go on sending out the true word to the peoples. (BBE)
Jeremiah 23:28 If a prophet has a dream, let him give out his dream; and he who has my word, let him give out my word in good faith. What has the dry stem to do with the grain? says the Lord. (BBE)
Ezekiel 19:11 It had strong rods for the scepters of those who bore rule, and their stature was exalted among the thick boughs, and they were seen in their height with the multitude of their branches. (See RSV)
Ezekiel 19:12 But it was plucked up in fury, it was cast down to the ground, and the east wind dried up its fruit: its strong rods were broken off and withered; the fire consumed them. (See RSV)
Ezekiel 19:14 Fire is gone out of the rods of its branches, it has devoured its fruit, so that there is in it no strong rod to be a scepter to rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation. (See RSV)
Ezekiel 31:13 All the birds of heaven have come to rest on his broken stem where it is stretched on the earth, and all the beasts of the field will be on his branches: (BBE)
Hosea 8:7 For they have been planting the wind, and their fruit will be the storm; his grain has no stem, it will give no meal, and if it does, a strange nation will take it. (BBE)