from stem to stern

from stem to stern
phrasal

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from stem to stern
1. From one end of a vessel to the other
2. Throughout
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Main Entry:stem

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from stem to stern phrase
from one end to the other
Thesaurus: words used to describe lengthhyponym length and widthsynonym
Main entry: stem

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from the front to the back, esp. of a ship

surges of water rocked their boats from stem to stern

along the entire length of something; throughout

the album is a joy from stem to stern

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from stem to stern
: from one end of a ship or boat to the other

We scrubbed her down from stem to stern. [=we cleaned the entire ship/boat]

— often used figuratively

We cleaned the house from stem to stern.

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Main Entry:stem
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from stem to stern — see stem, 1
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Main Entry:stern

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from ˌstem to ˈstern idiom
all the way from the front of a ship to the back
Main entry:stemidiom

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  • From stem to stern — Stem Stem (st[e^]m), n. [AS. stemn, stefn, st[ae]fn; akin to OS. stamn the stem of a ship, D. stam stem, steven stem of a ship, G. stamm stem, steven stem of a ship, Icel. stafn, stamn, stem of a ship, stofn, stomn, stem, Sw. stam a tree trunk,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • from stem to stern — (from) stem to stern completely. We overhauled the car from stem to stern. Related vocabulary: from top to bottom Etymology: based on the literal meaning of from the stem to the stern (= from the front end to the back end of a ship) …   New idioms dictionary

  • from stem to stern — ► from stem to stern from one end to the other, especially of a ship. Main Entry: ↑stem …   English terms dictionary

  • from stem to stern — from top to bottom, from head to tail    The 64 250 GTO was Enzo s masterpiece: Ferrari from stem to stern! …   English idioms

  • from stem to stern — American from one end of something to the other. We overhauled the car from stem to stern …   New idioms dictionary

  • from stem to stern — from one end to the other, especially of a ship. → stem …   English new terms dictionary

  • from stem to stern — from one end to the other …   English dictionary

  • from stem to stern — throughout, from one end to another …   English contemporary dictionary

  • from stem to stern — phrasal throughout, thoroughly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stem to stern — (from) stem to stern completely. We overhauled the car from stem to stern. Related vocabulary: from top to bottom Etymology: based on the literal meaning of from the stem to the stern (= from the front end to the back end of a ship) …   New idioms dictionary

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