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One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.
Eugene O'Neill

Meaning of "sty" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD STY

Old English stig; related to Old Norse stīa pen, fold, Old High German stīga, Middle Dutch stije.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF STY

sty  [staɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sty is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb sty in English.

WHAT DOES STY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sty

Sty

A sty or pigsty is a small-scale outdoor enclosure for raising domestic pigs. It is sometimes referred to as a hog pen, hog parlor, pigpen, pig parlor, or pig-cote. Pigsties are generally fenced areas of bare dirt and/or mud. Both "sty" and "pigpen" are used as derogatory descriptions of dirty messy areas. There are three contributing reasons that pigs, generally clean animals, create such a living environment: ▪ Pigs are voracious eaters and will eat all the plants in the enclosure until there is nothing left to control erosion. ▪ The pig is a rooting animal and will dig for food in the enclosure, further disturbing the soil. ▪ Pigs do not regulate temperature by sweating which means that they must be provided with water or mud in which they can control their own body temperature. A large-scale enclosure for raising pigs is generally called a hog lot. Unlike a sty which would be found on a mixed farm, a hog lot is usually a dedicated facility.

Definition of sty in the English dictionary

The first definition of sty in the dictionary is a pen in which pigs are housed and fed. Other definition of sty is any filthy or corrupt place. Sty is also to enclose or be enclosed in a sty.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO STY

PRESENT

Present
I sty
you sty
he/she/it sties
we sty
you sty
they sty
Present continuous
I am stying
you are stying
he/she/it is stying
we are stying
you are stying
they are stying
Present perfect
I have stied
you have stied
he/she/it has stied
we have stied
you have stied
they have stied
Present perfect continuous
I have been stying
you have been stying
he/she/it has been stying
we have been stying
you have been stying
they have been stying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I stied
you stied
he/she/it stied
we stied
you stied
they stied
Past continuous
I was stying
you were stying
he/she/it was stying
we were stying
you were stying
they were stying
Past perfect
I had stied
you had stied
he/she/it had stied
we had stied
you had stied
they had stied
Past perfect continuous
I had been stying
you had been stying
he/she/it had been stying
we had been stying
you had been stying
they had been stying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will sty
you will sty
he/she/it will sty
we will sty
you will sty
they will sty
Future continuous
I will be stying
you will be stying
he/she/it will be stying
we will be stying
you will be stying
they will be stying
Future perfect
I will have stied
you will have stied
he/she/it will have stied
we will have stied
you will have stied
they will have stied
Future perfect continuous
I will have been stying
you will have been stying
he/she/it will have been stying
we will have been stying
you will have been stying
they will have been stying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would sty
you would sty
he/she/it would sty
we would sty
you would sty
they would sty
Conditional continuous
I would be stying
you would be stying
he/she/it would be stying
we would be stying
you would be stying
they would be stying
Conditional perfect
I would have sty
you would have sty
he/she/it would have sty
we would have sty
you would have sty
they would have sty
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been stying
you would have been stying
he/she/it would have been stying
we would have been stying
you would have been stying
they would have been stying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you sty
we let´s sty
you sty
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to sty
Past participle
stied
Present Participle
stying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STY


black-tie
ˌblækˈtaɪ
boleti
bəʊˈliːˌtaɪ
cacti
ˈkæktaɪ
Ceti
ˈsiːtaɪ
culti
ˈkʌltaɪ
hogtie
ˈhɒɡˌtaɪ
matai
ˈmɑːtaɪ
necktie
ˈnɛkˌtaɪ
pigsty
ˈpɪɡˌstaɪ
recti
ˈrɛktaɪ
stye
staɪ
Tai
taɪ
taille
taɪ
tanti
ˈtæntaɪ
Thai
taɪ
tie
taɪ
tye
taɪ
untie
ʌnˈtaɪ
vitae
ˈviːtaɪ
Yantai
ˈjænˈtaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STY

stye
Stygian
stylar
stylate
style
style sheet
stylebook
stylee
styleless
stylelessness
styler
stylet
styli
stylie
styliferous
styliform
styling
styling brush
styling mousse

WORDS THAT END LIKE STY

ability
activity
authority
availability
beauty
busty
capacity
celebrity
city
come to the party
community
county
dirty
duty
empty
facility
functionality
Getty
hospitality
humanity

Synonyms and antonyms of sty in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sty» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STY

Find out the translation of sty to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sty from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sty» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

麦粒肿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sty
570 millions of speakers

English

sty
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शूकरशाला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مكان قذر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

свинарник
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chiqueiro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শূকরের খোঁয়াড়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

porcherie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sty
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Stall
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

麦粒腫
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우리 군
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sty
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nơi bẩn thỉu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கண்கட்டி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नीटनेटका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

arpacık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

porcile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chlew
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

свинарник
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

urcior
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χοιροστάσιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hok
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sty
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

svinesti
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sty

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STY»

The term «sty» is very widely used and occupies the 17.606 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sty» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sty» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sty

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «STY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sty.
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Eugene O'Neill
One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STY»

Discover the use of sty in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sty and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Sty of the Blind Pig: A Play in 3 Acts
SCENE. 1. 7he setting of the play is the Warren apartment on the soutbside of Chicago. 7be apartment shows a definite 7-rench influence which is in sharp contrast- to the furniture — signs written in silver on blue cardboard quoting the verses ...
Phillip Hayes Dean, 1972
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Never Say Sty
Linda O. Johnston. Long after our pet-setting duties were enjoyed and completed , Lexie and I watched it in high def, curled up on the beautiful beige-on-beige sofa in Dante's living room. Dante, to his absolute, pet-loving credit, had Wagner up ...
Linda O. Johnston, 2009
3
The Construction News
\V. Backus, 75 W. Oak Grove St., 2 sty. fr. garage. $1,000 Twent -ei lit minor permits. $5,390 P. Nyail, 626 7th St. S.. repairs after fire, $1,000. ('. I. Pratt, 350!) ( irand Av., 2 stys. plaster veneer flats, $5.000. t'. E. Pratt, 3452 Bryant Av. S., 2 sty.
‎1913
4
Hortus Woburnensis: A Descriptive Catalogue of Upwards of ...
Sty.& Anth.excl. meJastoma. a.h. black-mouthed. 3, ciliat. Sty.&Antli.excl. mellftera . it.e.w. honey-bearing. 3, smth. Sty.&Antli.excl. metulaefl6ra. h.k. mnc-piii-flow'd.4 -5,snitli. Sty.&Anth.incl. Hi.bell-sh. G. 8. C. B. S. yei.conesh. 4. 7. pur.bell-sh.
James Forbes, John Russell Duke of Bedford, 1833
5
The Carpenters Trade Journal ...
Garage: 1 sty. 25x25. Massachusetts av., Arlington, Mass. Church: 1 sty. 50x90. $35M. Athol, Mass. Elephant House: 1 sty. 78x45. $25M. Franklin Park. Factory ( paper add.): ingham, Mass. Hospital (alt. 8: add): 3 sty. 8: bas. 120x 52. Cor.
‎1914
6
Real Estate Values: Being a Compendium of Real Estate ...
A, 24.6 x66.2; 6-sty. ten. and s. (Part. A.) S. Beriiner. September, '08. $21,800 No. 171, n. s., 125.6 west Ave. A, 25.3x 06.2; 5-sty. ten. (Exrs. A., estate of William Brill . ) Bid in. April, '11. $26,250 No. 217, n. s., 248.7 west Ave. B, 24.9x 96.2 ; 5-sty.
‎1915
7
Annual Real Estate Review and Forecast ...
173D ST. s. w. cor. Weeks ave.; 5-sty ten., 84x85.6; $65,000; Ada- vine Constn. Corpn. ; July. 174TH ST. n. s., from Anthony to Carter ave.; 5-sty brick ten., 106.67 x68: $100.000; Moritz Kandel; Sept 175TII ST. n. w. cor. Waterloo pi.; 5-sty ten., ...
‎1913
8
Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide
Lumber'of all Kinds for 'sAsH. nooixsfnnmns AND rrousi: Tiuiu -"10th st, No 33 West, 1-sty brk and stone rear extension, 7x15, lnstali windows, to -1-sty brk and stone dwelling; cost, $1,000; C J Wittepzlaéarg, 33 W 50th st; ar't, James E Cooper, ...
‎1905
9
Dictionary of Natural Products
Methionine sulfoxide; (5),.(S)s-/orm, in M-00638 Methionine sulfoximine, M- 00639 4-Methoxy-2-piperidinecarboxylic acid, in H-02912 2-Methylamino-3- methylbutanoic acid; (Sty- form, in M-00789 2-Methylamino-2-phenylacetic acid; ( Sty- form ...
John Buckingham, 1993
10
More Math Into LaTeX
... option bk10.clo MiL4.sty amsmath.sty amstext.sty amsbsy.sty amsthm.sty verbatim.sty amsxtra.sty eucal.sty amssymb.sty amsfonts.sty latexsym.sty amscd. sty alltt.sty graphicx.sty keyval.sty graphics.sty trig.sty This list looks quite up-to- date (in ...
George Grätzer, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sty is used in the context of the following news items.
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Week 1134: The 'Sty'le Invitational Red'ux'
(Click here to skip down to this week's winning puns on foreign phrases.) “Aw”ard: The trophy the team gives to the schlumpy kids just for participating. (Roger ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
2
Walker airlifted from Sty Head path after becoming unwell
Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted when the 65-year-old became faint and unwell while walking with her family between Seathwaite and Sty Head. «Grough, Jul 15»
3
500-Lb Pig Rescued from 'Pig Sty' in Detroit Basement
500-Lb Pig Rescued from 'Pig Sty' in Detroit Basement. Updated: Saturday, June 27, 2015 | Sean Rowe. 500-Lb Pig Rescued from 'Pig Sty' in Detroit Basement ... «Fox 28, Jun 15»
4
QUIRKY WORLD ... Feminist award is one in the sty for male …
USA: Screen and TV star, diva and beloved Muppet Miss Piggy has been recognised for her contributions to society with a feminist award at the Brooklyn ... «Irish Examiner, Jun 15»
5
Suspect leaves police cruiser looking like pig sty
A Shelby Township pig is back in the arms of its owner after a brief escape and somewhat humorous run-in with police. Debbie DeRiemaecker tells WXYZ-TV ... «Detroit Free Press, May 15»
6
Lake Wales woman charged in death of 2-year-old son
Her brother-in-law noticed that Sty'zjon was injured, vomiting and lethargic, so he contacted Speed. Speed came back to take the boy home, but he was ... «Bay News 9, May 15»
7
Mountfitchet Castle chicks hatch in 'boar's sty'
A castle has welcomed 20 chicks to its grounds after hens nested next to a lifelike replica boar. The boar - which has a moving head - is one of a number of ... «BBC News, Apr 15»
8
Feeling fur-sty? Dorking pub installs special dogs-only bar
A DORKING pub has taken the idea of being dog friendly to the next level by installing a dedicated bar specifically to serve man's best friend. The Old House in ... «Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser, Apr 15»
9
Mountfitchet Castle hens lay eggs next to 'boar's sty'
Hens living on the grounds of a castle have nested right next to a lifelike replica boar. The boar - which has a moving head - is one of a number of animated ... «BBC News, Apr 15»
10
Creating a Dinah-sty
Creating a Dinah-sty. Event promoter extraordinaire Mariah Hanson goes all out for the girls. By Mona de Crinis. Mariah Hanson started The Dinah 25 years ago ... «Palm Springs Life, Mar 15»

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