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Stowage definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. The act or operation of placing in a suitable position; or the suitable disposition of several things together. The stowage of a ships cargo to advantage requires no little skill. It is of great consequence to make good stowage. [This is the principal use of the word.]
2. Room for the reception of things to be reposited.
In every vessel there is stowage for immense treasures.
3, The state of being laid up. I am curious to have the plate and jewels in safe stowage.
4. Money paid for stowing goods. [Little used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the charge for stowing goods
2: a room in which things are stored [syn: storeroom, storage room, stowage]
3: the act of packing or storing away [syn: stowage, stowing]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century 1. a. an act or process of stowing b. goods in storage or to be stowed 2. a. storage capacity b. a place or receptacle for storage 3. the state of being stored

U.S. Military Dictionary

The method of placing cargo into a single hold or compartment of a ship to prevent damage, shifting, etc. (JP 3-02)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the act or an instance of stowing. 2 a place for this.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stowage Stow"age, n. 1. The act or method of stowing; as, the stowage of provisions in a vessel. 2. Room in which things may be stowed. --Cook. In every vessel is stowage for immense treasures. --Addison. 3. The state of being stowed, or put away. ``To have them in safe stowage.'' --Shak. 4. Things stowed or packed. --Beau. & Fl. 5. Money paid for stowing goods.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Stowage is the space that is available for stowing things on a ship or aeroplane. Stowage is provided in lined lockers beneath the berths.

Moby Thesaurus

accommodation, allocation, assignment, burden, capacity, cold storage, collocation, conservation, content, cordage, custody, dead storage, deployment, deposit, deposition, disposition, dry storage, emplacement, guardianship, lading, limit, loading, localization, locating, location, measure, packing, pinpointing, placement, placing, positioning, posting, poundage, preservation, putting, quantity, reposition, room, safekeeping, shelf-room, situation, space, spotting, stationing, storage, storage space, tonnage, volume, warehousing


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