stern


stern
stern1
sternly, adv.sternness, n.
/sterrn/, adj., sterner, sternest.
1. firm, strict, or uncompromising: stern discipline.
2. hard, harsh, or severe: a stern reprimand.
3. rigorous or austere; of an unpleasantly serious character: stern times.
4. grim or forbidding in aspect: a stern face.
[bef. 1000; ME; OE styrne]
Syn. 1, 2. adamant, unrelenting, unsympathetic, cruel, unfeeling. STERN, SEVERE, HARSH agree in referring to methods, aspects, manners, or facial expressions. STERN implies uncompromising, inflexible firmness, and sometimes a hard, forbidding, or withdrawn aspect or nature: a stern parent. SEVERE implies strictness, lack of sympathy, and a tendency to impose a hard discipline on others: a severe judge. HARSH suggests a great severity and roughness, and cruel, unfeeling treatment of others: a harsh critic.
Ant. 1. lenient.
stern2
/sterrn/, n.
1. the after part of a vessel (often opposed to stem).
2. the back or rear of anything.
3. (cap.) Astron. the constellation Puppis.
4. Fox Hunting. the tail of a hound.
[1250-1300; ME sterne, prob. < ON stjorn steering (done aft; see STERNPOST)]

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German weekly newsmagazine.

Founded in 1948, it quickly became known for its outstanding photography and its blend of light and serious material. The magazine's lively treatment of many topics helped it achieve wide popularity in the 20th century. With a weekly circulation of roughly one million, Stern features pictorial essays, celebrity profiles, interviews, and other material and combines provocative photographs of violence and sexual imagery with conventional pictures of current events. In the early 21st century, Stern took an influential stand against neo-Nazi activities by launching a campaign to prevent right-wing violence.
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(as used in expressions)
György Stern Solti
Stern Isaac
Jonas Stern

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▪ German news magazine
German“Star”

      weekly general-interest magazine published in Germany. It began publication in 1948 and quickly became the leading post-World War II magazine in the country, known for its outstanding photography and its blend of light and serious material. It publishes issues-oriented reporting, celebrity profiles, interviews, articles on international affairs, news analysis, and other material. The magazine has also combined provocative photographs of violence and sexual imagery with pictorial essays and conventional photographs of current events. In the early 21st century, Stern took an influential stand against neo-Nazi activities by launching a campaign to prevent right-wing violence. Stern's weekly circulation exceeds one million.

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  • Stern — Stern: Mhd. stern‹e›, ahd. sterno, got. stairnō, schwed. stjärna »Stern« stehen neben anders gebildetem mhd. (mitteld.) sterre, ahd. sterro, niederl. ster, engl. star (3↑ Star). Außergerm. sind z. B. verwandt griech. astē̓r, ástron »Stern« (s.… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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