stir

Stir \Stir\, n. 1. The act or result of stirring; agitation; tumult; bustle; noise or various movements. [1913 Webster] Why all these words, this clamor, and this stir? --Denham. [1913 Webster] Consider, after so much stir about genus and species, how few words we have yet settled definitions of. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. Public disturbance or commotion; tumultuous disorder; seditious uproar. [1913 Webster] Being advertised of some stirs raised by his unnatural sons in England. --Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster] 3. Agitation of thoughts; conflicting passions. [1913 Webster]