• Steem

    Origin 1

    Alternative forms

    Full definition of steem

    Noun

    steem

    (plural steems)
    1. (obsolete) A gleam of light; a flame.

    Origin 2

    Aphetic form of esteem.

    Noun

    steem

    (plural steems)
    1. (obsolete) Value. 14th-16th c.

    Verb

    1. (obsolete) To value, esteem. 16th-17th c.
      • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.10:His life he steemed dearer than his friend .
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