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stern1 British & World English

(Of a person or their manner) serious and unrelenting, especially in the assertion of authority and exercise of discipline

stern2 British & World English

The rearmost part of a ship or boat

stern1 English Thesaurus

Nick's expression was stern

stern2 English Thesaurus

the stern of the ship

Stern, Isaac British & World English

(1920–2001), US violinist; born in Russia. He made his New York debut in 1937 at Town Hall. In 1956, he was the first American to perform in Russia after World War II, and he was invited to China in 1979. He served as president of Carnegie Hall from 1960

Stern Gang British & World English

The British name for a militant Zionist group that campaigned in Palestine during the 1940s for the creation of a Jewish state. Founded by Avraham Stern (1907–42) as an offshoot of Irgun, the group assassinated the British Minister for the Middle East, Lord Moyne, and Count Bernadotte, the UN mediator for Palestine

from stem to stern British & World English

From the front to the back, especially of a ship

sterndrive British & World English

An inboard engine connected to an outboard drive unit at the rear of a powerboat

sternpost British & World English

The central upright support at the stern of a boat, traditionally bearing the rudder

sternwheeler British & World English

A steamer propelled by a paddle wheel positioned at the stern

from stem to stern in stem1 British & World English

From the front to the back, especially of a ship

Avraham Stern in Stern Gang British & World English

The British name for a militant Zionist group that campaigned in Palestine during the 1940s for the creation of a Jewish state. Founded by Avraham Stern (1907–42) as an offshoot of Irgun, the group assassinated the British Minister for the Middle East, Lord Moyne, and Count Bernadotte, the UN mediator for Palestine


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