Definition of Styme
1. to peer [v STYMED, STYMING, STYMES] - See also: peer
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Styme
Literary usage of Styme
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"styme, s. 1. A particle, a whit, the faintest form of any object ... To styme, vn 1. To open the eyes partially, to look as one docs whose vision is ..."
2. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"I've seen me daz't upon a time, I scarce could wink or sec a styme. ... Jamieson hints, rather than asserts, that styme is from the Welsh ystum, form, ..."
3. The Antiquary (1873)
"To stime (or rather styme) says Jamieson, is '• to look at one whose vision is ... Again, styme—the faintest form of any object—the slightest degree ..."
4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1880)
"... a stwory I'll be bound styme, c., ... Can n't see a styme.' Styne, Styan, c. a painful swelling on the eye-lid. ..."
5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"[Origin obscure; perhaps connected with styme, stime, a glimpse, a transitory glance.] In golf-playing, a position in whicn a player has to putt for the ..."