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 Chaucer.
As any angel hath that is in heaven.
2. An outcry; a loud call; a clamor.
To set steven, to make an appointment.
They setten steven for to meet Chaucer.
To playen at the dice.