stir-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: a sensational, publicly-known event

Commentary: STIR[+event][+publicly_known][+sensational]

The young guitarist has created quite a stir in New York night clubs.
Mary regretted the stir she had caused at town meeting last night.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: an incipient or budding emotion or feeling

Commentary: STIR[+state][+emotional][+incipient]

Sally felt a stir of anger at John's sarcastic remark.
The teenager felt the first stirs of amorous love for the girl next door.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: detectable activity or motion

Commentary: STIR[+event][+activity][+detectable]

At six in the morning there was not a stir in the house.
The children enjoy all the stir in the kitchen preparing for Thanksgiving.
The postman tiptoed by the sleeping dog without getting a stir from the beast.
We saw the first stirs of spring in the small crocuses coming up through the snow.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: the act of mixing something with an implement

Commentary: STIR[+event][+mixing][+with_implement]

John gave his coffee a quick stir with his finger.
The biscuit batter should only have a light stir, don't over beat it.
This paint machine does very thorough stirs of the colors added to the base color.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 5: being in prison

Commentary: STIR[+state][+incarceration][+in_prison]
NOTE: occurs in the phrase 'in stir'

He's doing twenty years in stir for armed robbery.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2-1