/ˈstɪði/ (say 'stidhee)

noun (plural stithies)
1. anvil (def. 1).
2. Obsolete a forge or smithy.
verb (t) (stithied, stithying)
3. Obsolete to forge.
{Middle English stithie, variant of stethie, from Old Norse steði (accusative)

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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  • Stithy — Stith y, n. [See {Stith}, and cf. {Stiddy}.] 1. An anvil. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. A smith s shop; a smithy; a smithery; a forge. As foul as Vulcan s stithy. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stithy — Stith y, v. t. To forge on an anvil. [1913 Webster] The forge that stithied Mars his helm. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stithy — [stith′ē, stith′ē] n. pl. stithies [ME stethie < ON stethi, anvil: for IE base see STEAD] Now Chiefly Dial. an anvil or smithy …   English World dictionary

  • stithy — ˈstithē, thē noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English stithy, stethy, stith, stethe, from Old Norse stethi (accusative stethja); akin to Old Norse stathr place more at stead 1. : anvil …   Useful english dictionary

  • stithy — noun (plural stithies) Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse stethi; akin to Old English stede stead Date: 13th century 1. archaic anvil 2. archaic smithy 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stithy — /stidh ee, stith ee/, n., pl. stithies, v., stithied, stithying. n. 1. an anvil. 2. a forge or smithy. v.t. 3. Obs. to forge. [1250 1300; ME stithie, stethie < ON stethi anvil] * * * …   Universalium

  • stithy — noun /ˈstɪðɪ/ a) An anvil. b) A blacksmiths smithy or forge …   Wiktionary

  • stithy — n. [Written also Stythy.] Smithy, smithery, smith s shop, forge …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • stithy —   n. blacksmith s anvil or forge …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • stithy —  an anvil, from the aforesaid STIDH ; for what is harder than an anvil? York. W. R. It is used sometimes for the blacksmith s forge. Hamlet, Act. III. Sc. 2 …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

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