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sty1 / stī/ • n. a pigpen. • v. (sties, stied) [tr.] archaic keep (a pig) in a sty: the most beggarly place that ever pigs were stied in. sty2 (also stye) • n. (pl. sties / stīz/ or styes) an inflamed swelling on the edge of an eyelid, caused by bacterial infection of the gland at the base of an eyelash.

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sty1, stye inflamed swelling on the edge of an eyelid. XVII. Deduced from dial. styany (XV), prop. eye affected with a sty (apprehended as sty-on-eye), f. synon. styan (:- OE. stīġend, lit. ‘riser’, prp. used sb. of stīġan rise, ascend, climb) + EYE. OE. str. vb. stīġan corr. to OS., OHG. stīgan (Du. stijgen, G. steigen), ON. stíga, Goth. steigan :- Gmc. *stīʒan, f. *stī́ʒ- *staiʒ- :- IE. *steigh-, *stoigh-, stī́gh- advance, go, rise, repr. by Gr. steíkhein.

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sty, in medicine, acute localized infection of one or more of the glands of the eyelid, with pain, swelling, and redness of the lid margin, usually caused by a staphylococcus infection. An external sty usually releases its pus and disappears in a day or so. Hot or cold compresses and antibiotic ointments are used to treat sties. Recurring sties are usually due to uncorrected refractive errors, poor general health, or infection elsewhere in the body. If a sty does not disappear in a few days, a physician should be consulted.

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sty2 enclosed place for swine. XIII. repr. OE. *stī (as in stīfearh ‘sty-pig’), perh. identical with stiġ hall, corr. to ON. *stí (in svínstí swine-sty); :- Gmc. *stijam, of which a parallel formation *stijōn is repr. by MLG. stege, MDu. swijnstije, ON. stía pen, fold.