Stern vs. Tern

Stern vs. Tern — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Stern and Tern

Sternadjective

Hard, harsh, or severe in manner or character

a stern disciplinarian.

Ternnoun

Any of various seabirds primarily of the genus Sterna found worldwide, typically smaller than a gull and having a forked tail.

Sternadjective

Showing or expressing displeasure or disapproval; forbidding or harsh

a stern face.a stern voice.

Ternnoun

(Games) A set of three, especially a combination of three numbers that wins a lottery.

Sternadjective

Firm or unyielding; uncompromising

stern resistance.

Ternnoun

A three-masted schooner.

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Sternadjective

Difficult to endure; oppressive

stern necessity.

Ternnoun

Any of various seabirds of the subfamily Sternidae (of the family Laridae) that are similar to gulls but are smaller and have a forked tail.

Sternnoun

(Nautical) The rear part of a ship or boat.

Ternnoun

A thing with three components; a set of three things.

Sternnoun

A rear part or section.

Ternnoun

A lottery prize resulting from the favourable combination of three numbers in the draw.

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Sternadjective

Having a hardness and severity of nature or manner.

Ternadjective

Consisting of three components; ternate, threefold, triple.

tern flowers; tern leavesa tern schooner, one with three masts

Sternadjective

Grim and forbidding in appearance.

Ternnoun

small slender gull having narrow wings and a forked tail

Sternnoun

(nautical) The rear part or after end of a ship or vessel.

Sternnoun

(figurative) The post of management or direction.

Sternnoun

The hinder part of anything.

Sternnoun

The tail of an animal; now used only of the tail of a dog.

Sternnoun

A bird, the black tern.

Sternnoun

the rear part of a ship

Sternnoun

United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)

Sternnoun

the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on;

he deserves a good kick in the buttare you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

Sternadjective

of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect;

an austere expressiona stern face

Sternadjective

not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty;

grim determinationgrim necessityRussia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certaintyrelentless persecutionthe stern demands of parenthood

Sternadjective

severe and unremitting in making demands;

an exacting instructora stern disciplinarianstrict standards