[stur-pi-kuhl-cher] /ˈstɜr pɪˌkʌl tʃər/
the production of special stocks or strains by careful breeding.
noun, plural stirpes [stur-peez] /ˈstɜr piz/ (Show IPA) 1. a stock; family or branch of a family; line of descent. 2. Law. a person from whom a family is descended. 3. Biology Now Rare. a family, superfamily, or permanent variety. noun, Anthropology. 1. a line of descendants from a common ancestor. noun (pl) stirpes (ˈstɜːpiːz) […]
verb (used with object), stirred, stirring. 1. to move one’s hand or an implement continuously or repeatedly through (a liquid or other substance) in order to cool, mix, agitate, dissolve, etc., any or all of the component parts: to stir one’s coffee with a spoon. 2. to set in tremulous, fluttering, or irregular motion: A […]
noun 1. a person or thing that stirs. 2. an implement or device for stirring something. noun 1. a person or thing that stirs 2. (informal) a person who deliberately causes trouble 3. (Austral & NZ, informal) a political activist or agitator
adjective 1. rousing, exciting, or thrilling: a stirring speech. 2. moving, active, bustling, or lively: a stirring business. noun, Usually, stirrings 3. a mental impulse, sensation, or feeling: stirrings of hope. 4. a small movement: the best thing she could do was to pretend that her husband’s nocturnal stirrings didn’t wake her. verb (used with […]