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sternest, superlative; sterner, comparative;
  1. (of a person or their manner) Serious and unrelenting, esp. in the assertion of authority and exercise of discipline
    • - a smile transformed his stern face
    • - Mama looked stern
  2. (of an act or statement) Strict and severe; using extreme measures or terms
    • - stern measures to restrict growth of traffic
  3. (of competition or opposition) Putting someone or something under extreme pressure
    • - the past year has been a stern test of the ability of local industry
  1. The rearmost part of a ship or boat
    • - he stood at the stern of the yacht
  2. A person's bottom
    • - my stern can't take too much sun

  1. the rear part of a ship
  2. austere: of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"
  3. United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
  4. grim: not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty; "grim determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern demands of parenthood"
  5. buttocks: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
  6. severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"
  7. Stern is the name of two different but related arcade gaming companies: Stern Electronics, Inc. and Stern Pinball, Inc.
  8. Stern ("Star") is a weekly news magazine published in Germany. It was founded in 1948 by Henri Nannen, and is currently published by Gruner + Jahr, a subsidiary of Bertelsmann. In the first quarter of 2006, its print run was 1.019 million copies and it reached 7. ...
  9. Stern is a family name which can be of English, German or Jewish origin.
  10. (Sterns) Stern's (originally Stern Brothers) was a regional department store chain serving the U.S. states of New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The chain was in business for more than 130 years, prior to its 2001 integration into Macy's and Bloomingdale's
  11. (The Sterns) The Sterns are a brit-pop band from Boston, Massachusetts. Their songwriting and performances are often compared with bands such as The Smiths, Squeeze, The English Beat, and XTC. The band members were previously members of the popular American Ska bands, Mass. ...
  12. The rear part or after end of a ship or vessel; having a hardness and severity of nature or manner; grim and forbidding in appearance
  13. The rearmost part of a ship. Combined with stem, we have the term, "from stem to stern."
  14. Tail of a sporting dog or hound.
  15. The aft part of a boat. The back of the boat.
  16. End of the boat farthest from the direction of travel. See diagram. Also can be used in conjunction with either four or pair. Stern-four refers to seats eight through five. Stern-pair refers to seats eight and seven.
  17. The back end of the boat.
  18. The aftermost part of a vessel.
  19. Aft portion of a boat.
  20. The after portion of the pleasure craft.
  21. The rear of the boat.
  22. the bow or rear of the ship; an upright post or bar of the bow of a vessel.
  23. The rear part of a ship, technically defined as the area built up over the sternpost, extending upwards from the counter to the taffrail.
  24. The rear of any vessel. The word came from the Norse Stjorn (pronounced "Styorn"), meaning "steering"
  25. the backend of the canoe, stern does all the steering. Where the man always wants to sit.