Definitions for stableˈsteɪ bəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sta•bleˈsteɪ bəl(n.; v.)-bled, -bling.
(n.)a building, usu. with stalls, for the lodging and feeding of horses, cattle, etc.
a collection of animals housed in such a building.
an establishment where racehorses are kept and trained. the horses belonging to, or the persons connected with, such an establishment.
a number of people, as athletes, writers, or performers, who are employed, trained, or represented by the same company, agency, manager, etc. the establishment that trains or manages such a group. a collection of items produced by or belonging to an establishment, industry, etc.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
(v.t.)to put or lodge in or as if in a stable.
(v.i.)to live in or as if in a stable.
Origin of stable:
1200–50; ME < OF estable < L stabulum=sta-, s. of stāre to stand
sta•bleˈsteɪ bəl(adj.)-bler, -blest.
not likely to fall, give way, or overturn; firm; steady.
able or likely to continue or last; firmly established; enduring or permanent:
a stable government.
resistant to sudden change or deterioration:
a stable currency.
not wavering or changeable in character or purpose; dependable; steadfast.
not subject to emotional instability or illness; sane; mentally sound.
having the ability to react to a disturbing force by maintaining or reestablishing position, form, etc.
not readily decomposing, as a chemical compound; resisting chemical, molecular, or nuclear change.
(of a patient's condition) exhibiting no significant change.
Origin of stable:
1225–75; ME < OF estable < L stabilis, der. of stāre to stand
stable, stalls, horse barn(adj)
a farm building for housing horses or other livestock
resistant to change of position or condition
"a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices"
firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation
"the economy is stable"
not taking part readily in chemical change
static, stable, unchanging(verb)
showing little if any change
"a static population"
shelter in a stable
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a stable economy/relationship; The patient is in a stable condition.
a building that remained stable after the earthquake
He's a pretty stable kind of guy.
a building where horses are kept
A building, wing or dependency set apart and adapted for lodging and feeding (and training) animals with hoofs, especially horses
all the racehorses of a particular stable, i.e. belonging to a given owner.
to put or keep (horse) in a stable.
to park (a rail vehicle)
Relatively unchanging, permanent; firmly fixed or established, consistent, not easily to be moved, changed, unbalanced, destroyed or altered in value.
He was in a stable relationship.
firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government
steady in purpose; constant; firm in resolution; not easily diverted from a purpose; not fickle or wavering; as, a man of stable character
durable; not subject to overthrow or change; firm; as, a stable foundation; a stable position
to fix; to establish
a house, shed, or building, for beasts to lodge and feed in; esp., a building or apartment with stalls, for horses; as, a horse stable; a cow stable
to put or keep in a stable
to dwell or lodge in a stable; to dwell in an inclosed place; to kennel
A stable is a building in which livestock, especially horses, are kept. It most commonly means a building that is divided into separate stalls for individual animals. There are many different types of stables in use today such as the American barn which is a large barn with a door each end and individual stalls inside or free standing stables with the classic top and bottom opening doors. The term "stable" is also used to describe a group of animals kept by one owner, regardless of housing or location. The exterior design of a stable can vary widely, based on climate, building materials, historical period, and cultural styles of architecture. A wide range of building materials can be used, including masonry, wood, and steel. Stables can range widely in size, from a small building to house only one or two animals, to facilities used at agricultural shows or at race tracks, which can house hundreds of animals.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3177
Rank popularity for the word 'stable' in Adjectives Frequency: #432
Translations for stable
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
firm and steady or well-balanced
This chair isn't very stable.
- estávelPortuguese (BR)
- pevný, stabilníCzech
- σταθερός, στέρεοςGreek
- با ثباتFarsi
- स्थिर, अचलHindi
- stöðugur, í jafnvægiIcelandic
- stabils; drošs; stingrsLatvian
- stø, fastNorwegian
- stadig, stabilSwedish
- dengeli, sağlamTurkish
- 穩定的Chinese (Trad.)
- стійкий, міцнийUkrainian
- vững chắcVietnamese
- 稳定的Chinese (Simp.)
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