Webster 1913 Edition
The act or method of stowing;
stowageof provisions in a vessel
Room in which things may be stowed.
In every vessel is
stowagefor immense treasures.
The state of being stowed, or put away.“To have them in safe stowage.”
Things stowed or packed.
Beau. & Fl.
Money paid for stowing goods.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The act or operation of placing in a suitable position; or the suitable disposition of several things together. The stowage of a ships cargo to advantage requires no little skill. It is of great consequence to make good stowage. [This is the principal use of the word.]
2.Room for the reception of things to be reposited.
In every vessel there is stowage for immense treasures.
3, The state of being laid up. I am curious to have the plate and jewels in safe stowage.
4.Money paid for stowing goods. [Little used.]
stowage (plural stowages)
- A place where things are stowed.
- Accommodations were so poor I think we were in stowage, with the rest of the cargo.
- Things that are stowed.
- Our stowage disappeared down the chute, into the employee only cargo area, never to be seen again by man.
- Amount of room for storing things.
- The reduction in the ship's size naturally reduced her stowage.
- A charge for stowing and storage.
- We'll have to pay the stowage if we want our crate back.