What does stable mean?

Definitions for stable
ˈsteɪ bəlsta·ble

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

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

  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

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

  3. Stable(verb)

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

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

  4. Stable(verb)

    to fix; to establish

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

  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

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

  6. Stable(verb)

    to put or keep in a stable

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

  7. Stable(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. stable

    To be calm and have a feeling of equilibrium.

    There was a real stable feeling across the office floor.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  
  2. stable

    To maintain balance.

    The business was stable and all employees were happy.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 11, 2020  

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

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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

Examples of stable in a Sentence

  1. Mike Rawlings:

    In my mind, someone that was not mentally stable dealt a lot of pain this afternoon, and our heroic paramedic stepped in to help a citizen putting their lives on the line.

  2. Tamas Varga:

    Today hopefully will (tell us) if the relatively stable performance of the last two days is a correction, or the market actually is about to bottom out. From the technical perspective it is probably the former.

  3. Chad Houser:

    So much that we focus on as an organization is to provide...( a) stable and consistent ecosystem of support, it has also continued to provide income for them. When we have millions of people filing for unemployment, it's one less issue that they have to deal with.

  4. Vladimir Putin:

    We are heading in the right direction, we are on a trajectory of stable economic growth. Yes, it's modest growth, but it's not falling.

  5. James Linder:

    The global community needs stable countries in Africa and that can only happen through African nations themselves.

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Translations for stable

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  • 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
  • स्थिरHindi
  • 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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