Definitions for stalkstɔk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the stem or main axis of a plant.
any slender supporting part of a plant, as a petiole or peduncle.
a similar structural part of an animal.
a stem, shaft, or slender supporting part of anything.
Origin of stalk:
1275–1325; ME stalke, appar. = OE stal(u) stave +-k dim. suffix
to pursue prey, quarry, etc., stealthily.
Category: Animal Behavior
to walk with measured, stiff, or haughty strides (often fol. by away, off, etc.).
to proceed in a steady, deliberate, or sinister manner.
(v.t.)to pursue (game, a person, etc.) stealthily.
to harass (a person) threateningly, as by pursuit, intimidating phone calls, etc.
to proceed through (an area) in search of prey or quarry.
to proceed or spread through in a steady or sinister manner.
(n.)an act or course of stalking.
a slow, stiff stride or gait.
Origin of stalk:
1250–1300; cf. OE bestealcian to move stealthily, akin to steal
chaff, husk, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble(noun)
material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
stalk, stalking, still hunt(noun)
a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush
the act of following prey stealthily
stalk, angry walk(verb)
a stiff or threatening gait
follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to
"her ex-boyfriend stalked her"; "the ghost of her mother haunted her"
go through (an area) in search of prey
"stalk the woods for deer"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a long part of a plant to which leaves, flowers, or fruit are attached
a celery stalk; a stalk of corn
the stem or main axis of a plant; as, a stalk of wheat, rye, or oats; the stalks of maize or hemp
the petiole, pedicel, or peduncle, of a plant
that which resembes the stalk of a plant, as the stem of a quill
an ornament in the Corinthian capital resembling the stalk of a plant, from which the volutes and helices spring
one of the two upright pieces of a ladder
a stem or peduncle, as of certain barnacles and crinoids
the narrow basal portion of the abdomen of a hymenopterous insect
the peduncle of the eyes of decapod crustaceans
an iron bar with projections inserted in a core to strengthen it; a core arbor
to walk slowly and cautiously; to walk in a stealthy, noiseless manner; -- sometimes used with a reflexive pronoun
to walk behind something as a screen, for the purpose of approaching game; to proceed under clover
to walk with high and proud steps; usually implying the affectation of dignity, and indicating dislike. The word is used, however, especially by the poets, to express dignity of step
to approach under cover of a screen, or by stealth, for the purpose of killing, as game
a high, proud, stately step or walk
Translations for stalk
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to walk stiffly and proudly, eg in anger
He stalked out of the room in disgust.
- kwaad wegstapAfrikaans
- يَمْشي مُتَشامِخاArabic
- крача горделивоBulgarian
- andar empertigadoPortuguese (BR)
- skride; spankulereDanish
- βαδίζω αγέρωχαGreek
- مغرورانه قدم برداشتنFarsi
- marcher avec raideurFrench
- לִפסוֹעַ בְּגַאֲווָהHebrew
- अकड़ से चलना, शान से चलनाHindi
- šepiriti se, kočiti seCroatian
- peckesen lépkedHungarian
- (camminare impettito)Italian
- (화 등으로) 뻣뻣하게 걷다Korean
- išdidžiai žingsniuotiLithuanian
- cienīgi ietLatvian
- iść dumnym krokiemPolish
- andar empertigadoPortuguese
- a merge cu un aer mândruRomanian
- prevzetno hoditiSlovenian
- ponosito hodatiSerbian
- เดินอาด ๆThai
- azametle yürümekTurkish
- 高視闊步地走Chinese (Trad.)
- гордо виступатиUkrainian
- اترا کر چلناUrdu
- đi hiên ngang, oai vệVietnamese
- 高视阔步地走Chinese (Simp.)
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