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Is sty a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word sty is a Scrabble US word. The word sty is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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Is sty a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word sty is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

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3 letters words from 'sty'

STY 6 

2 letters words from 'sty'

ST 2 

All 3 letters words made out of sty

sty tsy syt yst tys yts

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Definitions and meaning of sty

sty

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /staɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ

Etymology 1

From Middle English sty, from Old English stī, stiġ (sty, pen, a wooden enclosure; hall, chiefly in compounds), from Proto-Germanic *stiją. Cognate with German Steige (hen-coop), Danish sti (enclosure for swine, sheep, hens, etc.), Swedish stia (sty for pigs, geese, etc.), Norwegian sti (flock of sheep), Icelandic stía (a kennel).

Noun

sty (plural sties)

  1. A pen or enclosure for swine.
  2. (figuratively) A messy, dirty or debauched place.
Synonyms
  • (enclosure for swine): pigpen, pigsty
  • (messy or dirty place): hovel, pigsty
Translations

Verb

sty (third-person singular simple present sties, present participle stying, simple past and past participle stied)

  1. To place in, or as if in, a sty
  2. To live in a sty, or any messy or dirty place

Etymology 2

From Middle English stien, stiȝen, from Old English stīġan (to go; ascend, mount), from Proto-Germanic *stīganą, from Proto-Indo-European *steygʰ-. Cognate with Dutch stijgen, German steigen, Norwegian Bokmål stige, Norwegian Nynorsk and Swedish stiga, Old Norse stíga.

Alternative forms

  • stee, stie, stigh, stye

Verb

sty (third-person singular simple present sties, present participle stying, simple past and past participle stied)

  1. (obsolete) To ascend, rise up, climb. [9th-17th c.]
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.xi:
      The beast impatient of his smarting wound, / And of so fierce and forcible despight, / Thought with his wings to stye aboue the ground [...].
    • From this lower tract he dared to stie up to the clowdes.
    • 1621, Richard Montague, Diatribae upon the first part of the late History of Tithes
      Led along, as some Creatures are, by the Noses, and voluntarily hood-winked; or like seeled Doves, sty up, you know not whither, nor how far.
    • 1652, Edward Benlowes, Theophila, or Love's Sacrifice
      That she might sty to the seat of Beatifick Mirth.
Derived terms
  • styan
  • stirrup
Related terms
  • stile
Translations

Noun

sty (plural sties)

  1. (Britain, dialectal) A ladder.
Translations

Etymology 3

Probably a back-formation from styany, mistaken for "sty-on-eye" but correctly from Middle English styany, composed of styan ("sty"; from Old English stīġende, present participle of stīgan (to rise)) + y (eye).

Alternative forms

  • stye

Noun

sty (plural sties)

  1. (medicine) An inflammation of the eyelid.
Translations

Anagrams

  • YTS

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English stiġ, stī, from Proto-Germanic *stiją.

Alternative forms

  • stye, styȝe

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stiː/

Noun

sty (plural styes)

  1. A pigsty (pen or set of pens for pigs)
  2. (rare) Any other crude dwelling or abode.
Descendants
  • English: sty
References
  • “stī, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-06-08.

Etymology 2

From Old English stīġ, from Proto-Germanic *stīgō.

Alternative forms

  • sti, stie, stye, stiyhe, stiȝe, stiȝhe

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stiː/

Noun

sty (plural styes or stiȝen)

  1. A path, track or street.
  2. (figuratively) One's chosen pathway or choices in life.
  3. (figuratively, rare) A short narrative.
References
  • “stī(e, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-06-08.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • STUTTERING, hesitant.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)