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Stow (st&ō;), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stowed (st&ō;d); p. pr. & vb. n. Stowing.] [OE. stowen, fr. stowe a place, AS. stow; cf. Icel. eldst&ō;a fireplace, hearth, OFries. st&ō;, and E. stand. √163.] 1. To place or arrange in a compact mass; to put in its proper place, or in a suitable place; to pack; as, to stowbags, bales, or casks in a ship's hold; to stow hay in a mow; to stow sheaves.
Some stow their oars, or stop the leaky sides. Dryden.
2. To put away in some place; to hide; to lodge.
Foul thief! where hast thou stowed my daughter? Shak.
3. To arrange anything compactly in; to fill, by packing closely; as, to stow a box, car, or the hold of a ship.