Definition of stere in English:


Line breaks: stere
Pronunciation: /stɪə


  • A unit of volume equal to one cubic metre.
    More example sentences
    • According to the current national standard in the United States, the stere is not to be used.
    • China's comprehensive timber utilization percentage is expected to exceed 65 percent in 2010 from the current 60 percent, which will save 40 to 50 million steres of timber annually.
    • It has 354.8 billion steres in surface water resources, 13.5 percent of the nation's total, and 330 billion steres in glacial water resources.


late 18th century: from French stère, from Greek stereos 'solid'.

More definitions of stere

Definition of stere in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
a small amount; a little