What does stable mean?

Definitions for stableˈsteɪ bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stable, stalls, horse barn(adj)

    a farm building for housing horses or other livestock

  2. stable(adj)

    resistant to change of position or condition

    "a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices"

  3. stable(adj)

    firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation

    "the economy is stable"

  4. stable(adj)

    not taking part readily in chemical change

  5. stable(adj)

    maintaining equilibrium

  6. static, stable, unchanging(verb)

    showing little if any change

    "a static population"

  7. stable(verb)

    shelter in a stable

    "stable horses"

Wiktionary

  1. stable(Noun)

    A building, wing or dependency set apart and adapted for lodging and feeding (and training) animals with hoofs, especially horses

  2. stable(Noun)

    all the racehorses of a particular stable, i.e. belonging to a given owner.

  3. stable(Verb)

    to put or keep (horse) in a stable.

  4. stable(Verb)

    to park (a rail vehicle)

  5. stable(Adjective)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stable(verb)

    firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government

  2. Stable(verb)

    steady in purpose; constant; firm in resolution; not easily diverted from a purpose; not fickle or wavering; as, a man of stable character

  3. Stable(verb)

    durable; not subject to overthrow or change; firm; as, a stable foundation; a stable position

  4. Stable(verb)

    to fix; to establish

  5. Stable(verb)

    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

  6. Stable(verb)

    to put or keep in a stable

  7. Stable(verb)

    to dwell or lodge in a stable; to dwell in an inclosed place; to kennel

  8. Origin: [OF. estable, F. table, from L. stabulum, fr. stare to stand. See Stand, v. i.]

Freebase

  1. Stable

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stable

    stā′bl, adj. that stands firm: firmly established: durable: firm in purpose or character: constant, unchangeable.—ns. Stabil′ity, state of being stable: steadiness; Stā′bleness.—adv. Stā′bly. [Fr.,—L. stabilisstāre, to stand.]

  2. Stable

    stā′bl, n. a building for horses and cattle.—v.t. to put or keep in a stable.—v.i. to dwell in a stable.—ns. Stā′ble-boy, -man, a boy, or man, who attends in a stable; Stā′bler, a stable-keeper; Stā′ble-room, room for stabling horses or cattle; Stā′bling, act of putting into a stable: accommodation for horses and cattle. [O. Fr. estable (Fr. étable)—L. stabulumstāre, to stand.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3177

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stable' in Adjectives Frequency: #432

Anagrams for stable »

  1. Ablest

  2. Ablets

  3. Bastle

  4. Bleats

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Courtney Pittman:

    A stable Country equals a stable world

  2. Aristotle:

    The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.

  3. Socrates:

    Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.

  4. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    He saw a lawyer killing a viper On a dunghill hard, by his own stable And the devil smiled, for it put him in mind Of Cain and his brother, Abel.

  5. Sid Mokhtari:

    As long as you can see your financial markets being stable, I think you can envision equity markets in general to be stable. And that's what we're still seeing.

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Translations for stable

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • زريبة, حظيرة, ثابت, إسطبلArabic
  • конюшня, стабиленBulgarian
  • kraouiañBreton
  • estableCatalan, Valencian
  • stáj, stabilní, konírna, maštalCzech
  • sefydlogWelsh
  • stalde, stald, stabilDanish
  • Rennstall, stallen, Stall, Pferdestall, stabil, Ochsenstall, KuhstallGerman
  • ευσταθής, στάβλος, σταύλος, σταθερός, σταβλίζωGreek
  • staloEsperanto
  • establo, caballeriza, estableSpanish
  • stabiilneEstonian
  • tasainen, vakaa, talliFinnish
  • établer, stable, étable, écurieFrench
  • diongbháilteIrish
  • stàball, seasmhachScottish Gaelic
  • estábel, estableGalician
  • רפת, יציבHebrew
  • ախոռ, գոմArmenian
  • fjós, hesthús, gripahúsIcelandic
  • scuderie, scuderia, stallaItalian
  • 馬小屋, 安定Japanese
  • მტკიცე, მედეგი, მყარიGeorgian
  • stabilis, firmusLatin
  • stal, paardenstal, stabiel, stallenDutch
  • stall, stabil, fjøsNorwegian
  • stabilny, stajniaPolish
  • cavalariça, estábulo, estável, cocheira, estrebariaPortuguese
  • grajd, grajd de cai, stabil, staulRomanian
  • конюшня, хлев, стабильный, стойлоRussian
  • štala, stajnica, стајница, konjušarnica, коњушарница, стаја, staja, штала, volarnicaSerbo-Croatian
  • stabilný, stajňa, maštaľ, koniareňSlovak
  • stall, stabilSwedish
  • imarika, ustawiSwahili
  • స్థిరమైన, గుర్రపు శాల, స్థిరTelugu
  • jevodalecek, jobubalecek, bubalecek, lecek, veteralecek, kunalecek, monitajevodalecek, rönajevodalecek, toralecekVolapük

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