(a) interlacing, twining, looping, etc.
(b) a group of persons.
Stern: firm, strict, uncompromising, harsh, hard etc.
(a) deep, prolonged, resonant sound
(b) to progress or flourish
(c) to hit hard
(a) to bring forth, produce.
(b) derive, concoct
(c) to draw, cut, or engrave lines
(a) a person or thing that can be relied upon for support
(b) host of an event.