a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
booth, cubicle, stall, kiosk(noun)
small area set off by walls for special use
stall, stand, sales booth(noun)
a booth where articles are displayed for sale
a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge
"the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it"
seating in the forward part of the main level of a theater
carrel, carrell, cubicle, stall(noun)
small individual study area in a library
a tactic used to mislead or delay
procrastinate, stall, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydally(verb)
postpone doing what one should be doing
"He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"
come to a stop
"The car stalled in the driveway"
deliberately delay an event or action
"she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling"
put into, or keep in, a stall
"Stall the horse"
experience a stall in flight, of airplanes
cause an airplane to go into a stall
cause an engine to stop
"The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car"
An action that is intended to cause or actually causes delay.
His encounters with security, reception, the secretary, and the assistant were all stalls until the general manager's attorney arrived.
To employ delaying tactics against
He stalled the creditors as long as he could.
To employ delaying tactics
Soon it became clear that she was stalling to give him time to get away.
Origin: steall. Confer Dutch stal, German Stall, Old Norse stallr. Cognate with stand.
a stand; a station; a fixed spot; hence, the stand or place where a horse or an ox kept and fed; the division of a stable, or the compartment, for one horse, ox, or other animal
a stable; a place for cattle
a small apartment or shed in which merchandise is exposed for sale; as, a butcher's stall; a bookstall
a bench or table on which small articles of merchandise are exposed for sale
a seat in the choir of a church, for one of the officiating clergy. It is inclosed, either wholly or partially, at the back and sides. The stalls are frequently very rich, with canopies and elaborate carving
in the theater, a seat with arms or otherwise partly inclosed, as distinguished from the benches, sofas, etc
the space left by excavation between pillars. See Post and stall, under Post
to put into a stall or stable; to keep in a stall or stalls; as, to stall an ox
to fatten; as, to stall cattle
to place in an office with the customary formalities; to install
to plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix; as, to stall a cart
to forestall; to anticipitate. Having
to keep close; to keep secret
to live in, or as in, a stall; to dwell
to kennel, as dogs
to be set, as in mire or snow; to stick fast
to be tired of eating, as cattle
Origin: [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]
In fluid dynamics, a stall is a reduction in the lift coefficient generated by a foil as angle of attack increases. This occurs when the critical angle of attack of the foil is exceeded. The critical angle of attack is typically about 15 degrees, but it may vary significantly depending on the fluid, foil, and Reynolds number. Stalls in fixed-wing flight are often experienced as a sudden reduction in lift as the pilot increases the wing's angle of attack and exceeds its critical angle of attack. A stall does not mean that the engine have stopped working, or that the aircraft has stopped moving — the effect is the same even in an unpowered glider aircraft. Vectored thrust in manned and unmanned aircraft is used to surpass the stall limit, thereby giving rise to post-stall technology. Because stalls are most commonly discussed in connection with aviation, this article discusses stalls as they relate mainly to aircraft, in particular fixed-wing aircraft. The principles of stall discussed here translate to foils in other fluids as well.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stall' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3932
Rank popularity for the word 'stall' in Nouns Frequency: #2377
The numerical value of stall in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of stall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Even though I only lost a shot there, it was a momentum stall.
Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door.
We've passed the tipping point in the AIDS fight at the global level, but not all countries are there yet, and the gains made can easily stall or unravel.
Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
So if it takes 2 days to destroy Syria then it would take 1 hour for Tunisia and 28 minutes for Norway. Only China would stall us for 6 days. (On the quote of EU minister Egemen Bagis: "If we were so keen on war we could destroy Syria. Our military provess is capable of destroying Syria in a few hours")
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Stand, Bude, Überziehen, Stall, Kabine, Duschkabine, StrömungsabrissGerman
- κιόσκι μικροπωλητήGreek
- barrena, puesto, entrar en pérdidaSpanish
- pilttuu, kioski, sakkaus, koju, myyntikoju, suihkukaappi, permanto, viivytys, pysähtyä, viivyttää, seisahtua, sakataFinnish
- stalle, stand, cabine de douche, étal, parterre, décrochage, décrocherFrench
- buabhall, stàileScottish Gaelic
- կրպակ, տաղավարArmenian
- stalla, bancarella, platea, chiosco, cabinaItalian
- 厩舎, 出店, シャワー室, 失速, 馬小屋, 露店, 売店, ストールJapanese
- cabine, afslaan, stallen, overtrekkenDutch
- boxe, estande, platéia, baia, banca, box, audiência, estol, estolarPortuguese
- палатка, киоск, душевая кабинка, партер, стойло, ларёк, кабинка, сваливание, глохнуть, сваливаться с потока, останавливаться, сваливатьсяRussian
- bås, stånd, parkettplats, spilta, uppehållaSwedish
- kibanda, vibandaSwahili
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