The helm or tiller of a vessel or boat; also, the rudder.
The tail of an animal; -- now used only of the tail of a dog.
The back or tail of a canoe or kayak.
the back part of the vessel.
Having a certain hardness or severity of nature, manner, or aspect; hard; severe; rigid; rigorous; austere; fixed; unchanging; unrelenting; hence, serious; resolute; harsh; as, a sternresolve; a stern necessity; a stern heart; a stern gaze; a stern decree.
United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"
not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty; "grim determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern demands of parenthood"
Fig.: The post of management or direction.
Request for, or directive to, intercept using stern geometry.
Places , Parts Sternway Directions , Navigation , Expressions
The hinder part of anything.
the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
The after part of a pleasure craft.