The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Stow \Stow\ (st[=o]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stowed (st[=o]d); p.
pr. & vb. n. Stowing.] [OE. stowen, fr. stowe a place, AS.
stow; cf. Icel. eldst[=o]a fireplace, hearth, OFries. st[=o],
and E. stand. [root]163.]
1. To place or arrange in a compact mass; to put in its
proper place, or in a suitable place; to pack; as, to
stowbags, bales, or casks in a ship's hold; to stow hay in
a mow; to stow sheaves.
Some stow their oars, or stop the leaky sides.
2. To put away in some place; to hide; to lodge.
Foul thief! where hast thou stowed my daughter?
3. To arrange anything compactly in; to fill, by packing
closely; as, to stow a box, car, or the hold of a ship.