stew definition, meaning - what is stew in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “stew”

See all translations

stew

noun [C or U] uk   /stjuː/  us   /stuː/
a type of food consisting usually of meat or fish and vegetables cooked slowly in a small amount of liquid: lamb/bean/fish stew She prepared a hearty stew for dinner.
Idioms

stew

verb uk   /stjuː/  us   /stuː/
[T] to cook meat, fish, vegetables, or fruit slowly and gently in a little liquid [I] informal to be angry: You're not still stewing about what happened yesterday, are you? [I] UK to do nothing useful: With jobs so scarce, many young people spend long hours with little to do but drink and stew.
(Definition of stew from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of stew?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “stew” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More