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3 definitions found
 for stye
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.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stye \Stye\, n.
     See Sty, a boil.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stye
      n 1: an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid [syn:
           sty, stye, hordeolum, eye infection]

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