What is the meaning of Stern?

Having a hardness and severity of nature or manner.

Grim and forbidding in appearance.

The rear part or after end of a ship or vessel.

The post of management or direction.

The hinder part of anything.

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

To steer, to direct the course of (a ship).

To propel or move backward or stern-first in the water.

A bird, the black tern.


Alternative form of sterne


Alternative form of sterno


Source: wiktionary.org