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6 definitions found
 for sty
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sty \Sty\ (st[imac]), n.; pl. Sties (st[imac]z). [Written also
     stigh.] [AS. stigu, fr. st[imac]gan to rise; originally,
     probably, a place into which animals climbed or went up.
     [root]164. See Sty, v. i., and cf. Steward.]
     1. A pen or inclosure for swine.
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     2. A place of bestial debauchery.
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              To roll with pleasure in a sensual sty. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sty \Sty\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stied (st[imac]d); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Stying (st[imac]"[i^]ng).]
     To shut up in, or as in, a sty. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sty \Sty\, v. i. [OE. stien, sti[yogh]en, AS. st[imac]gan to
     rise; akin to D. stijgen, OS. & OHG. st[imac]gan, G. steigen,
     Icel. st[imac]ga, Sw. stiga, Dan. stige, Goth. steigan, L.
     vestigium footstep, Gr. ? to walk, to go, Skr. stigh to
     mount. Cf. Distich, Stair steps, Stirrup, Sty a boil,
     a pen for swine, Vestige.]
     To soar; to ascend; to mount. See Stirrup. [Obs.]
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           With bolder wing shall dare aloft to sty,
           To the last praises of this Faery Queene. --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sty \Sty\, n. [For older styan, styanye, understood as sty on
     eye, AS. st[imac]gend (sc. e['a]ge eye), properly, rising, or
     swelling (eye), p. p. of st[imac]gan to rise. See Sty, v.
     i.] (Med.)
     An inflamed swelling or boil on the edge of the eyelid.
     [Written also stye.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sty
      n 1: an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid [syn:
           sty, stye, hordeolum, eye infection]
      2: a pen for swine [syn: sty, pigsty, pigpen]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  143 Moby Thesaurus words for "sty":
     Augean stables, Sodom, abscess, amaurosis, aposteme, bed sore,
     birthmark, blackhead, blain, bleb, blemish, blepharitis, blister,
     boil, bubo, bulla, bunion, canker, canker sore, carbuncle,
     cataract, cesspit, cesspool, chancre, chancroid, check, chilblain,
     choroiditis, cicatrix, cold sore, comedo, conjunctivitis, crack,
     crater, craze, cross-eye, defacement, defect, defective vision,
     deformation, deformity, den, detached retina, disfiguration,
     disfigurement, distortion, dump, eschar, esotropia, eye defect,
     fault, felon, fester, festering, fever blister, fistula, flaw,
     freckle, furuncle, furunculus, gathering, glaucoma, gumboil,
     gutta serena, hemangioma, hemorrhoids, hickey, hole, hovel, iritis,
     keloid, keratitis, kibe, kink, lentigo, lesion, milium, mole,
     needle scar, nevus, optic neuritis, pandemonium, papula, papule,
     paronychia, parulis, pesthole, petechia, pigpen, pigsty, piles,
     pimple, pink eye, pit, plague spot, pock, pockmark, polyp,
     port-wine mark, port-wine stain, pustule, retinoblastoma, rift,
     rising, rookery, scab, scar, scratch, sebaceous cyst, slum,
     soft chancre, sore, split, stable, stigma, strawberry mark,
     suppuration, swelling, tenement, the slums, trachoma, track,
     tubercle, tumbledown shack, twist, ulcer, ulceration, uveitis,
     verruca, vesicle, wale, walleye, warp, warren, wart, weal, welt,
     wen, wheal, whelk, whitehead, whitlow, wound
  
  

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