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 barnadjective

    a farm building for housing horses or other livestock

  2. stableadjective

    resistant to change of position or condition

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

  3. stableadjective

    firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation

    "the economy is stable"

  4. stableadjective

    not taking part readily in chemical change

  5. stableadjective

    maintaining equilibrium

  6. static, stable, unchangingverb

    showing little if any change

    "a static population"

  7. stableverb

    shelter in a stable

    "stable horses"

Wiktionary

  1. stablenoun

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

  2. stablenoun

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

  3. stableverb

    to put or keep (horse) in a stable.

  4. stableverb

    to park (a rail vehicle)

  5. stableadjective

    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. Stableverb

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

  2. Stableverb

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

  3. Stableverb

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

  4. Stableverb

    to fix; to establish

  5. Stableverb

    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. Stableverb

    to put or keep in a stable

  7. Stableverb

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

  8. 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

    Be calm and have a feeling of equilibrium.

    There is 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  

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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. Chief Executive Officer Igor Sechin:

    The business plan envisages a stable production level in 2015-2017 with the potential for an increase of 2 percent if market conditions are favourable.

  2. Hawaii County Civil Defense:

    Lava flow from Fissures 7 and 21 crossed into PGV property overnight and has now covered one well that was successfully plugged. That well, along with a second well 100 feet away, are stable and secured, and are being monitored. Also due to preventative measures, neither well is expected to release any hydrogen sulfide.

  3. Tommy Haas:

    It's just tough to realize the fact that your body is not cooperating anymore. Every morning you wake up you have to hope that everything is stable, yesterday, unfortunately, the lower back tightened up a little bit so it was tough for me to move around today.

  4. Scott Morrison:

    This engagement here, particularly with Fiji, but also with so many nations around the Pacific, and particularly that security engagement that we're having here, is all about keeping the whole region safe and stable, and secure.

  5. Stafford Broumand:

    Throughout my career, over the last 20-plus years, I have seen a rise and fall -- pardon the pun -- in the size of breast implants. In the '90s and 2000s, for my practice, implant sizes were larger. Patients were requesting larger breast implants. Today, patients' requests have moderated somewhat, what is stable, in reality, are none of our procedures or surgeries.

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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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