Steved vs Steeved - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between steved and steeved
is that steved
) while steeved
(en proper noun
A diminutive of Steven and Stephen, also used as a formal male given name.
Ann Beattie: Picturing Will
, Random House, ISBN 0394569873, page 67:
*: His first name was probably Steve' or Ed. No, there were no more ' Steves
or Eds in New York. They were now Steven or Edward, whether they were gay or straight. If they had money, they didn't have a nickname. Everybody was into high seriousness, so that now even dogs were named Humphrey and Raphael.
: Peyton Place
, UPNE, 1999, ISBN 1555534007, Book Three,Chapter 13,
*: Allison made a careful note of the address and within the hour she had met, decided she liked, and moved in with a girl of twenty who called herself Steve
*: "Don't call me Stephanie", Steve
had said. "I don't know why it should, but being called Stephanie always makes me feel like something pale and dull out of Jane Austen."
English diminutives of male given names
(archaic) To project upward, or make an angle with the horizon or with the line of a vessel's keel; said of the bowsprit, etc.
To stow, as bales in a vessel's hold, by means of a steeve.
(nautical) The angle which a bowsprit makes with the horizon, or with the line of the vessel's keel; the steeving.
A spar, with a block at one end, used in stowing cotton bales and similar cargo needing to be packed tightly.