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stein

[stahyn] /staɪn/
noun
1.
a mug, usually earthenware, especially for beer.
2.
the quantity of beer or other liquid contained in a stein.
Origin of stein
1900-1905
1900-05; < German: literally, stone

Stein

[stahyn for 1, 3; shtahyn for 2] /staɪn for 1, 3; ʃtaɪn for 2/
noun
1.
Gertrude, 1874–1946, U.S. author in France.
2.
Heinrich Friedrich Karl
[hahyn-rikh free-drikh kahrl] /ˈhaɪn rɪx ˈfri drɪx kɑrl/ (Show IPA),
Baron vom und zum
[fawm oo nt tsoo m] /fɔm ʊnt tsʊm/ (Show IPA),
1757–1831, German statesman.
3.
William Howard, 1911–80, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize in chemistry 1972.
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  • Dr. stein is usually quite what his name signifies towards women.

    A Noble Name Claire Von Glmer
  • "But I don't think he will go away from the place," remarked stein.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • There was a motor car, a bottle of whisky, and for him a grubby shrieking cash-girl from Parcher and stein's.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • A present from stein, it seems—in exchange for that ring, you know.

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • It is true the king did not like stein, and saw him go without regret.

British Dictionary definitions for stein

stein

/staɪn/
noun
1.
an earthenware beer mug, esp of a German design
2.
the quantity contained in such a mug
Word Origin
German, literally: stone

Stein

noun
1.
(staɪn). Gertrude. 1874–1946, US writer, resident in Paris (1903–1946). Her works include Three Lives (1908) and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933)
2.
(German) (ʃtain). Heinrich Friedrich Carl (ˈhainrɪç ˈfriːdrɪç karl), Baron Stein. 1757–1831, Prussian statesman, who contributed greatly to the modernization of Prussia and played a major role in the European coalition against Napoleon (1813–15)
3.
(stiːn). Jock, real name John. 1922–85, Scottish footballer and manager: managed Celtic (1965–78) and Scotland (1978–85)
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Word Origin and History for stein
n.

1855, from German Stein, shortened form of Steinkrug "stone jug," from Stein "stone" (see stone (n.)) + Krug "jug, jar."

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stein in Medicine

Stein (stīn), William Howard. 1911-1980.

American biochemist. He shared a 1972 Nobel Prize for pioneering studies of ribonuclease.

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