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2 letters words from 'stir'

IS 2IT 2
SI 2ST 2
TI 2 

All 4 letters words made out of stir

stir tsir sitr istr tisr itsr stri tsri srti rsti trsi rtsi sirt isrt srit rsit irst rist tirs itrs tris rtis irts rits

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Definitions and meaning of stir



  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /stɜː/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /stɝ/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)

Etymology 1

From Middle English stiren, sturien, from Old English styrian (to be in motion, move, agitate, stir, disturb, trouble), from Proto-Germanic *sturiz (turmoil, noise, confusion), related to Proto-Germanic *staurijaną (to destroy, disturb). Cognate with Old Norse styrr (turmoil, noise, confusion), German stören (to disturb), Dutch storen (to disturb).


stir (third-person singular simple present stirs, present participle stirring, simple past and past participle stirred)

  1. (transitive) To incite to action
    Synonyms: arouse, instigate, prompt, excite; see also Thesaurus:incite
  2. (transitive) To disturb the relative position of the particles of, a liquid of suchlike, by passing something through it
    Synonym: agitate
  3. (transitive) To agitate the content of (a container), by passing something through it.
  4. (transitive) To bring into debate; to agitate; to moot.
  5. (transitive, dated) To change the place of in any manner; to move.
  6. (intransitive) To move; to change one’s position.
  7. (intransitive) To be in motion; to be active or bustling; to exert or busy oneself.
  8. (intransitive) To become the object of notice; to be on foot.
  9. (intransitive, poetic) To rise, or be up and about, in the morning.
    Synonyms: arise, get up, rouse; see also Thesaurus:wake
    • “Mid-Lent, and the Enemy grins,” remarked Selwyn as he started for church with Nina and the children. Austin, knee-deep in a dozen Sunday supplements, refused to stir; poor little Eileen was now convalescent from grippe, but still unsteady on her legs; her maid had taken the grippe, and now moaned all day: “Mon dieu! Mon dieu! Che fais mourir!

For more quotations using this term, see Citations:stir.

Usage notes
  • In all transitive senses except the dated one (“to change the place of in any manner”), stir is often followed by up with an intensive effect; as, to stir up fire; to stir up sedition.
Derived terms


stir (countable and uncountable, plural stirs)

  1. The act or result of stirring (moving around the particles of a liquid etc.)
  2. agitation; tumult; bustle; noise or various movements.
    • 1668, John Denham, Of Prudence (poem).
      Why all these words, this clamour, and this stir?
    • .
      Consider, after so much stir about genus and species, how few words we have yet settled definitions of.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:stir.
  3. Public disturbance or commotion; tumultuous disorder; seditious uproar.
    • 1612, Sir John Davies, Discoverie of the True Causes why Ireland was never entirely subdued
      Being advertised of some stirs raised by his unnatural sons in England.
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  4. Agitation of thoughts; conflicting passions.

Derived terms

  • cause a stir
  • stirless
  • upstir

Etymology 2

From Romani stariben (prison), nominalisation of (a)star (seize), causative of ast (remain), probably from Sanskrit आतिष्ठति (ātiṣṭhati, stand or remain by), from तिष्ठति (tiṣṭhati, stand).


stir (countable and uncountable, plural stirs)

  1. (slang) Jail; prison.
    • 1928, Jack Callahan, Man's Grim Justice: My Life Outside the Law (page 42)
      Sing Sing was a tough joint in those days, one of the five worst stirs in the United States.
    • The Bat—they called him the Bat. []. He'd never been in stir, the bulls had never mugged him, he didn't run with a mob, he played a lone hand, and fenced his stuff so that even the fence couldn't swear he knew his face.
Derived terms
  • stir-crazy


  • ISTR, RTIs, Rist, TRIS, TRIs, Tris, rits, sirt, tris, tris-




  1. imperative of stirre

  • an appendage at the base of a leaf.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)