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English Dictionary: stag by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
stag
n
  1. a male deer, especially an adult male red deer [syn: hart, stag]
  2. adult male deer
v
  1. attend a dance or a party without a female companion
  2. give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
    Synonym(s): denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, stag
  3. watch, observe, or inquire secretly
    Synonym(s): spy, stag, snoop, sleuth
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stag \Stag\, v. i. (Com.)
      To act as a [bd]stag[b8], or irregular dealer in stocks.
      [Cant]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stag \Stag\, v. t.
      To watch; to dog, or keep track of. [Prov. Eng. or Slang]
      --H. Kingsley.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stag \Stag\, n. [Icel. steggr the male of several animals; or a
      doubtful AS. stagga. Cf. {Steg}.]
      1. (Zo[94]l.)
            (a) The adult male of the red deer ({Cervus elaphus}), a
                  large European species closely related to the American
                  elk, or wapiti.
            (b) The male of certain other species of large deer.
  
      2. A colt, or filly; also, a romping girl. [Prov. Eng.]
  
      3. A castrated bull; -- called also {bull stag}, and {bull
            seg}. See the Note under {Ox}.
  
      4. (Stock Exchange)
            (a) An outside irregular dealer in stocks, who is not a
                  member of the exchange. [Cant]
            (b) One who applies for the allotment of shares in new
                  projects, with a view to sell immediately at a
                  premium, and not to hold the stock. [Cant]
  
      5. (Zo[94]l.) The European wren. [Prov. Eng.]
  
      {Stag beetle} (Zo[94]l.), any one of numerous species of
            lamellicorn beetles belonging to {Lucanus} and allied
            genera, especially {L. cervus} of Europe and {L. dama} of
            the United States. The mandibles are large and branched,
            or forked, whence the name. The lava feeds on the rotten
            wood of dead trees. Called also {horned bug}, and {horse
            beetle}.
  
      {Stag dance}, a dance by men only. [slang, U.S.]
  
      {Stag hog} (Zo[94]l.), the babiroussa.
  
      {Stag-horn coral} (Zo[94]l.), any one of several species of
            large branching corals of the genus {Madrepora}, which
            somewhat resemble the antlers of the stag, especially
            {Madrepora cervicornis}, and {M. palmata}, of Florida and
            the West Indies.
  
      {Stag-horn fern} (Bot.), an Australian and West African fern
            ({Platycerium alcicorne}) having the large fronds branched
            like a stag's horns; also, any species of the same genus.
           
  
      {Stag-horn sumac} (Bot.), a common American shrub ({Rhus
            typhina}) having densely velvety branchlets. See {Sumac}.
           
  
      {Stag party}, a party consisting of men only. [Slang, U. S.]
           
  
      {Stag tick} (Zo[94]l.), a parasitic dipterous insect of the
            family {Hippoboscid[91]}, which lives upon the stag and in
            usually wingless. The same species lives also upon the
            European grouse, but in that case has wings.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Steg \Steg\, n. [Icel. steggr the male of several animals. Cf.
      {Stag}.] (Zo[94]l.)
      A gander. [Written also {stag}.] [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Break \Break\, v. t. [imp. {broke}, (Obs. {Brake}); p. p.
      {Broken}, (Obs. {Broke}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Breaking}.] [OE.
      breken, AS. brecan; akin to OS. brekan, D. breken, OHG.
      brehhan, G. brechen, Icel. braka to creak, Sw. braka,
      br[84]kka to crack, Dan. br[91]kke to break, Goth. brikan to
      break, L. frangere. Cf. {Bray} to pound, {Breach},
      {Fragile}.]
      1. To strain apart; to sever by fracture; to divide with
            violence; as, to break a rope or chain; to break a seal;
            to break an axle; to break rocks or coal; to break a lock.
            --Shak.
  
      2. To lay open as by breaking; to divide; as, to break a
            package of goods.
  
      3. To lay open, as a purpose; to disclose, divulge, or
            communicate.
  
                     Katharine, break thy mind to me.         --Shak.
  
      4. To infringe or violate, as an obligation, law, or promise.
  
                     Out, out, hyena! these are thy wonted arts . . . To
                     break all faith, all vows, deceive, betray. --Milton
  
      5. To interrupt; to destroy the continuity of; to dissolve or
            terminate; as, to break silence; to break one's sleep; to
            break one's journey.
  
                     Go, release them, Ariel; My charms I'll break, their
                     senses I'll restore.                           --Shak.
  
      6. To destroy the completeness of; to remove a part from; as,
            to break a set.
  
      7. To destroy the arrangement of; to throw into disorder; to
            pierce; as, the cavalry were not able to break the British
            squares.
  
      8. To shatter to pieces; to reduce to fragments.
  
                     The victim broke in pieces the musical instruments
                     with which he had solaced the hours of captivity.
                                                                              --Prescott.
  
      9. To exchange for other money or currency of smaller
            denomination; as, to break a five dollar bill.
  
      10. To destroy the strength, firmness, or consistency of; as,
            to break flax.
  
      11. To weaken or impair, as health, spirit, or mind.
  
                     An old man, broken with the storms of state.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      12. To diminish the force of; to lessen the shock of, as a
            fall or blow.
  
                     I'll rather leap down first, and break your fall.
                                                                              --Dryden.
  
      13. To impart, as news or information; to broach; -- with to,
            and often with a modified word implying some reserve; as,
            to break the news gently to the widow; to break a purpose
            cautiously to a friend.
  
      14. To tame; to reduce to subjection; to make tractable; to
            discipline; as, to break a horse to the harness or
            saddle. [bd]To break a colt.[b8] --Spenser.
  
                     Why, then thou canst not break her to the lute?
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      15. To destroy the financial credit of; to make bankrupt; to
            ruin.
  
                     With arts like these rich Matho, when he speaks,
                     Attracts all fees, and little lawyers breaks.
                                                                              --Dryden.
  
      16. To destroy the official character and standing of; to
            cashier; to dismiss.
  
                     I see a great officer broken.            --Swift.
  
      Note: With prepositions or adverbs:
  
      {To break down}.
            (a) To crush; to overwhelm; as, to break down one's
                  strength; to break down opposition.
            (b) To remove, or open a way through, by breaking; as, to
                  break down a door or wall.
  
      {To break in}.
            (a) To force in; as, to break in a door.
            (b) To train; to discipline; as, a horse well broken in.
                 
  
      {To break of}, to rid of; to cause to abandon; as, to break
            one of a habit.
  
      {To break off}.
            (a) To separate by breaking; as, to break off a twig.
            (b) To stop suddenly; to abandon. [bd]Break off thy sins
                  by righteousness.[b8] --Dan. iv. 27.
  
      {To break open}, to open by breaking. [bd]Open the door, or I
            will break it open.[b8] --Shak.
  
      {To break out}, to take or force out by breaking; as, to
            break out a pane of glass.
  
      {To break out a cargo}, to unstow a cargo, so as to unload it
            easily.
  
      {To break through}.
            (a) To make an opening through, as, as by violence or the
                  force of gravity; to pass violently through; as, to
                  break through the enemy's lines; to break through the
                  ice.
            (b) To disregard; as, to break through the ceremony.
  
      {To break up}.
            (a) To separate into parts; to plow (new or fallow
                  ground). [bd]Break up this capon.[b8] --Shak.
                  [bd]Break up your fallow ground.[b8] --Jer. iv. 3.
            (b) To dissolve; to put an end to. [bd]Break up the
                  court.[b8] --Shak.
  
      {To break} (one) {all up}, to unsettle or disconcert
            completely; to upset. [Colloq.]
  
      Note: With an immediate object:
  
      {To break the back}.
            (a) To dislocate the backbone; hence, to disable totally.
            (b) To get through the worst part of; as, to break the
                  back of a difficult undertaking.
  
      {To break bulk}, to destroy the entirety of a load by
            removing a portion of it; to begin to unload; also, to
            transfer in detail, as from boats to cars.
  
      {To break cover}, to burst forth from a protecting
            concealment, as game when hunted.
  
      {To break a deer} [or] {stag}, to cut it up and apportion the
            parts among those entitled to a share.
  
      {To break fast}, to partake of food after abstinence. See
            {Breakfast}.
  
      {To break ground}.
            (a) To open the earth as for planting; to commence
                  excavation, as for building, siege operations, and
                  the like; as, to break ground for a foundation, a
                  canal, or a railroad.
            (b) Fig.: To begin to execute any plan.
            (c) (Naut.) To release the anchor from the bottom.
  
      {To break the heart}, to crush or overwhelm (one) with grief.
           
  
      {To break a house} (Law), to remove or set aside with
            violence and a felonious intent any part of a house or of
            the fastenings provided to secure it.
  
      {To break the ice}, to get through first difficulties; to
            overcome obstacles and make a beginning; to introduce a
            subject.
  
      {To break jail}, to escape from confinement in jail, usually
            by forcible means.
  
      {To break a jest}, to utter a jest. [bd]Patroclus . . . the
            livelong day breaks scurril jests.[b8] --Shak.
  
      {To break joints}, to lay or arrange bricks, shingles, etc.,
            so that the joints in one course shall not coincide with
            those in the preceding course.
  
      {To break a lance}, to engage in a tilt or contest.
  
      {To break the neck}, to dislocate the joints of the neck.
  
      {To break no squares}, to create no trouble. [Obs.]
  
      {To break a path}, {road}, etc., to open a way through
            obstacles by force or labor.
  
      {To break upon a wheel}, to execute or torture, as a criminal
            by stretching him upon a wheel, and breaking his limbs
            with an iron bar; -- a mode of punishment formerly
            employed in some countries.
  
      {To break wind}, to give vent to wind from the anus.
  
      Syn: To dispart; rend; tear; shatter; batter; violate;
               infringe; demolish; destroy; burst; dislocate.
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