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Dictionary Definition

stein

Noun

1 a mug intended for serving beer [syn: beer mug]
2 experimental expatriate United States writer (1874-1946) [syn: Gertrude Stein]

User Contributed Dictionary

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German

Etymology

From Old High German stein (something hard), from Proto-Germanic *stainaz

Pronunciation

  • /ʃtaɪn/
  • /StaIn/
  • plural

Noun

Stein m (plural Steine)
  1. stone, rock
  2. kernel, core of a fruit
  3. beer mug

Synonyms

Etymology

Steinn, short form of compound names with the element steinn "stone".

Proper noun

  1. A given name.

Extensive Definition

Stein is a German word meaning "stone". It may also refer to:

Places

*Stein, Aargau

Surname

See also

stein in German: Stein (Begriffsklärung)
stein in Spanish: Stein
stein in Esperanto: Stein
stein in French: Stein
stein in Italian: Stein
stein in Dutch: Stein
stein in Japanese: シュタイン
stein in Portuguese: Stein
stein in Finnish: Stein
stein in Volapük: Stein
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