Stived vs Stiver - What's the difference?

stived | stiver |

As a verb stived

is (stive).

As a noun stiver is

(historical) a small dutch coin worth one twentieth of a guilder.




  • (stive)

  • stive



  • (obsolete) A stew.
  • The floating dust in a flour mill caused by the operation of grinding.
  • (De Colange)
  • * 1867 , The British Farmer's Magazine , Volum LII, New Series, page 231,
  • The removal of the heated air, steam, stive , and flour from the millstones, is a proposition which does not appear to be more than sufficiently well understood.

    Derived terms

    * stive-box, stive-room


  • To be stifled or suffocated.
  • To compress, to cram; to make close and hot; to render stifling.
  • * Sir H. Wotton
  • His chamber was commonly stived with friends or suitors of one kind or other.
  • * 1796 , Amelia Simmons, , 1996 Bicentennial Facsimile Edition, page 64,
  • Let your cucumbers be ?mall, fre?h gathered, and free from ?pots; then make a pickle of ?alt and water, ?trong enough to bear an egg; boil the pickle and ?kim it well, and then pour it upon your cucumbers, and ?tive them down for twenty four hours;.
  • * 1836 , T. S. Davis (editor), Kitchen Poetry'', ''Every Body's Album , Volume 1, page 172,
  • And here I mist stay, / In this stived up kitchen to work all day.
  • * 1851 , , Margaret: A Tale of the Real and Ideal, Blight and Bloom , 1871, page 284,
  • "Things are a good deal stived up," answered the Deacon.




    (en noun)
  • (historical) A small Dutch coin worth one twentieth of a guilder.
  • Anything of small value.
  • * 1761 , , The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman , vol. 4 (Penguin 2003, p. 223):
  • ’Tis not worth a single stiver , said the bandy-leg'd drummer.
  • *1851 ,
  • [A]ll hands, including the captain, received certain shares of the profits called lays . . . . And though the 275th lay was what they call a rather long lay, yet it was better than nothing; and if we had a lucky voyage, might pretty nearly pay for the clothing I would wear out on it, not to speak of my three years' beef and board, for which I would not have to pay one stiver .


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