Definitions for stalkstɔk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the stem or main axis of a plant.

    Category: Botany

  2. any slender supporting part of a plant, as a petiole or peduncle.

    Category: Botany

  3. a similar structural part of an animal.

    Category: Zoology

  4. a stem, shaft, or slender supporting part of anything.

Origin of stalk:

1275–1325; ME stalke, appar. = OE stal(u) stave +-k dim. suffix



  1. to pursue prey, quarry, etc., stealthily.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  2. to walk with measured, stiff, or haughty strides (often fol. by away, off, etc.).

  3. to proceed in a steady, deliberate, or sinister manner.

  4. (v.t.)to pursue (game, a person, etc.) stealthily.

  5. to harass (a person) threateningly, as by pursuit, intimidating phone calls, etc.

  6. to proceed through (an area) in search of prey or quarry.

  7. to proceed or spread through in a steady or sinister manner.

  8. (n.)an act or course of stalking.

  9. a slow, stiff stride or gait.

Origin of stalk:

1250–1300; cf. OE bestealcian to move stealthily, akin to steal


Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. stalk, stem(noun)

    a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ

  3. stalk, stalking, still hunt(noun)

    a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush

  4. stalk, stalking(noun)

    the act of following prey stealthily

  5. stalk, angry walk(verb)

    a stiff or threatening gait

  6. stalk(verb)

    walk stiffly

  7. haunt, stalk(verb)

    follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to

    "her ex-boyfriend stalked her"; "the ghost of her mother haunted her"

  8. stalk(verb)

    go through (an area) in search of prey

    "stalk the woods for deer"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. stalk(noun)ɔk

    a long part of a plant to which leaves, flowers, or fruit are attached

    a celery stalk; a stalk of corn

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stalk(noun)

    the stem or main axis of a plant; as, a stalk of wheat, rye, or oats; the stalks of maize or hemp

  2. Stalk(noun)

    the petiole, pedicel, or peduncle, of a plant

  3. Stalk(noun)

    that which resembes the stalk of a plant, as the stem of a quill

  4. Stalk(noun)

    an ornament in the Corinthian capital resembling the stalk of a plant, from which the volutes and helices spring

  5. Stalk(noun)

    one of the two upright pieces of a ladder

  6. Stalk(noun)

    a stem or peduncle, as of certain barnacles and crinoids

  7. Stalk(noun)

    the narrow basal portion of the abdomen of a hymenopterous insect

  8. Stalk(noun)

    the peduncle of the eyes of decapod crustaceans

  9. Stalk(noun)

    an iron bar with projections inserted in a core to strengthen it; a core arbor

  10. Stalk(verb)

    to walk slowly and cautiously; to walk in a stealthy, noiseless manner; -- sometimes used with a reflexive pronoun

  11. Stalk(verb)

    to walk behind something as a screen, for the purpose of approaching game; to proceed under clover

  12. Stalk(verb)

    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

  13. Stalk(verb)

    to approach under cover of a screen, or by stealth, for the purpose of killing, as game

  14. Stalk(noun)

    a high, proud, stately step or walk

Anagrams of stalk

  1. Talks

Translations for stalk

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to walk stiffly and proudly, eg in anger

He stalked out of the room in disgust.

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