Ste"ven (?), n. [AS. stefn, stemn, voice; akin to D. stem, G. stimme, Goth. stibna.] 1. Voice; speech; language. [Obs. or Scot.]

Ye have as merry a steven
As any angel hath that is in heaven.

2. An outcry; a loud call; a clamor. [Obs.] Spenser.

To set steven, to make an appointment. [Obs.]

They setten steven for to meet
To playen at the dice.