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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun Sty has 2 senses


Styn. [AS. stigu, fr. stīgan to rise; originally, probably, a place into which animals climbed or went up. √164. See Sty, v. i., and cf. Steward.].
  •  A pen or inclosure for swine.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A place of bestial debauchery.  [1913 Webster]
    "To roll with pleasure in a sensual sty."  [1913 Webster]
Styv. t. 
     To shut up in, or as in, a sty.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
Styv. i. [OE. stien, sti, AS. stīgan to rise; akin to D. stijgen, OS. & OHG. stīgan, G. steigen, Icel. stīga, 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.  [1913 Webster]
    "With bolder wing shall dare aloft to sty,
    To the last praises of this Faery Queene.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Styn. [For older styan, styanye, understood as sty on eye, AS. stīgend (sc. eáge eye), properly, rising, or swelling (eye), p. p. of stīgan to rise. See Sty, v. i.].
     An inflamed swelling or boil on the edge of the eyelid.  [1913 Webster]


Sty, n. & v.
--n. (pl. sties)
1 a pen or enclosure for pigs.
2 a filthy room or dwelling.
3 a place of debauchery.
--v.tr. & intr. (sties, stied) lodge in a sty.

Sty, n. (also stye) (pl. sties or styes) an inflamed swelling on the edge of an eyelid.

styany (now dial.) = styan eye f. OE stigend sty, lit. 'riser' f. stigan rise + EYE, shortened as if = sty on eye



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




N uncleanness, impurity, immundity, immundicity, impurity, defilement, contamination, defoedation, soilure, soiliness, abomination, leaven, taint, tainture, fetor, decay, putrescence, putrefaction, corruption, mold, must, mildew, dry rot, mucor, rubigo, slovenry, slovenliness, squalor, dowdy, drab, slut, malkin, slattern, sloven, slammerkin, slammock, slummock, scrub, draggle-tail, mudlark, dust-man, sweep, beast, dirt, filth, soil, slop, dust, cobweb, flue, smoke, soot, smudge, smut, grit, grime, raff, sossle, sozzle, sordes, dregs, grounds, lees, argol, sediment, settlement heeltap, dross, drossiness, mother, precipitate, scoriae, ashes, cinders, recrement, slag, scum, froth, hogwash, ditchwater, dishwater, bilgewater, rinsings, cheeseparings, sweepings, offscourings, outscourings, off scum, caput mortuum, residuum, sprue, fecula, clinker, draff, scurf, scurfiness, exuviae, morphea, fur, furfur, dandruff, tartar, riffraff, vermin, louse, flea, bug, chinch, mud, mire, quagmire, alluvium, silt, sludge, slime, slush, slosh, sposh, spawn, offal, gurry, lientery, garbage, carrion, excreta, slough, peccant humor, pus, matter, suppuration, lienteria, faeces, feces, excrement, ordure, dung, crap, shit, sewage, sewerage, muck, coprolite, guano, manure, compost, dunghill, colluvies, mixen, midden, bog, laystall, sink, privy, jakes, toilet, john, head, cess, cesspool, sump, sough, cloaca, latrines, drain, sewer, common sewer, Cloacina, dust hole, sty, pigsty, lair, den, Augean stable, sink of corruption, slum, rookery, dirty, filthy, grimy, unclean, impure, soiled, not to be handled with kid gloves, dusty, snuffy, smutty, sooty, smoky, thick, turbid, dreggy, slimy, mussy, slovenly, untidy, messy, uncleanly, unkempt, sluttish, dowdy, draggle-tailed, uncombed, unscoured, unswept, unwiped, unwashed, unstrained, unpurified, squalid, lutose, slammocky, slummocky, sozzly, nasty, coarse, foul, offensive, abominable, beastly, reeky, reechy, fetid, decayed, moldy, musty, mildewed, rusty, moth-eaten, mucid, rancid, weak, bad, gone bad, etercoral, lentiginous, touched, fusty, effete, reasty, rotten, corrupt, tainted, high, flyblown, maggoty, putrid, putrefactive, putrescent, putrefied, saprogenic, saprogenous, purulent, carious, peccant, fecal, feculent, stercoraceous, excrementitious, scurfy, scurvy, impetiginous, gory, bloody, rotting, rotten as a pear, rotten as cheese, crapulous, gross, fimetarious, fimicolous, they that touch pitch will be defiled.


N abode, dwelling, lodging, domicile, residence, apartment, place, digs, pad, address, habitation, where one's lot is cast, local habitation, berth, diggings, seat, lap, sojourn, housing, quarters, headquarters, resiance, tabernacle, throne, ark, home, fatherland, country, homestead, homestall, fireside, hearth, hearth stone, chimney corner, inglenook, ingle side, harem, seraglio, zenana, household gods, lares et penates, roof, household, housing, dulce domum, paternal domicile, native soil, native land, habitat, range, stamping ground, haunt, hangout, biosphere, environment, ecological niche, nest, nidus, snuggery, arbor, bower, lair, den, cave, hole, hiding place, cell, sanctum sanctorum, aerie, eyrie, eyry, rookery, hive, covert, resort, retreat, perch, roost, nidification, kala jagah, bivouac, camp, encampment, cantonment, castrametation, barrack, casemate, casern, tent, building, chamber, xenodochium, tenement, messuage, farm, farmhouse, grange, hacienda, toft, cot, cabin, hut, chalet, croft, shed, booth, stall, hovel, bothy, shanty, dugout, wigwam, pen, barn, bawn, kennel, sty, doghold, cote, coop, hutch, byre, cow house, cow shed, stable, dovecote, columbary, columbarium, shippen, igloo, iglu, jacal, lacustrine dwelling, lacuslake dwelling, lacuspile dwelling, log cabin, log house, shack, shebang, tepee, topek, house, mansion, place, villa, cottage, box, lodge, hermitage, rus in urbe, folly, rotunda, tower, chateau, castle, pavilion, hotel, court, manor-house, capital messuage, hall, palace, kiosk, bungalow, casa, country seat, apartment house, flat house, frame house, shingle house, tenement house, temple, hamlet, village, thorp, dorp, ham, kraal, borough, burgh, town, city, capital, metropolis, suburb, province, country, county town, county seat, courthouse, ghetto, street, place, terrace, parade, esplanade, alameda, board walk, embankment, road, row, lane, alley, court, quadrangle, quad, wynd, close, yard, passage, rents, buildings, mews, square, polygon, circus, crescent, mall, piazza, arcade, colonnade, peristyle, cloister, gardens, grove, residences, block of buildings, market place, place, plaza, anchorage, roadstead, roads, dock, basin, wharf, quay, port, harbor, quarter, parish, assembly room, meetinghouse, pump room, spa, watering place, inn, hostel, hostelry, hotel, tavern, caravansary, dak bungalow, khan, hospice, public house, pub, pot house, mug house, gin mill, gin palace, bar, bar room, barrel house, cabaret, chophouse, club, clubhouse, cookshop, dive, exchange, grill room, saloon, shebeen, coffee house, eating house, canteen, restaurant, buffet, cafe, estaminet, posada, almshouse, poorhouse, townhouse, garden, park, pleasure ground, plaisance, demesne, cage, terrarium, doghouse, pen, aviary, barn, stall, zoo, urban, metropolitan, suburban, provincial, rural, rustic, domestic, cosmopolitan, palatial, eigner Hert ist goldes Werth, even cities have their graves, ubi libertas ibi patria, home sweet home.

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