Definitions for stable
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word stable.
stable, stalls, horse barnadjective
a farm building for housing horses or other livestock
resistant to change of position or condition
"a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices"
firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation
"the economy is stable"
not taking part readily in chemical change
static, stable, unchangingverb
showing little if any change
"a static population"
shelter in a stable
A building, wing or dependency set apart and adapted for lodging and feeding (and training) animals with hoofs, especially horses
all the racehorses of a particular stable, i.e. belonging to a given owner.
to put or keep (horse) in a stable.
to park (a rail vehicle)
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: stable, Fr. stabilis, Latin.
If man would be unvariable,
He must be like a rock or stone, or tree;
For ev’n the perfect angels were not stable,
But had a fall more desperate than we. Davies.
He perfect, stable; but imperfect we,
Subject to change. John Dryden, Knights Tale.
This region of chance and vanity, where nothing is stable, nothing equal; nothing could be offered to-day but what to-morrow might deprive us of. John Rogers, Sermons.
A house for beasts.
Etymology: stabulum, Latin.
I will make Rabbah a stable for camels. Ezra xxv. 5.
To kennel; to dwell as beasts.
Etymology: stabulo, Latin.
In their palaces,
Where luxury late reign’d, sea monsters whelp’d
And stabled. John Milton.
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 and livestock. There are many different types of stables in use today; the American-style barn, for instance, is a large barn with a door at each end and individual stalls inside or free-standing stables with 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 (bricks or stone), wood and steel. Stables also range widely in size, from a small building housing one or two animals to facilities at agricultural shows or race tracks that can house hundreds of animals.
Stable generally refers to something or someone that is not likely to change, shift, or become unbalanced; it remains steady, consistent, durable or secure under pressure or fluctuation. It is capable of enduring or maintaining its state over time. This term applies in various contexts like health, economy, science, technology, buildings, psychology, etc.
firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government
steady in purpose; constant; firm in resolution; not easily diverted from a purpose; not fickle or wavering; as, a man of stable character
durable; not subject to overthrow or change; firm; as, a stable foundation; a stable position
to fix; to establish
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
to put or keep in a stable
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.]
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
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. stabilis—stāre, to stand.]
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. stabulum—stāre, to stand.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stable is ranked #151532 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Stable surname appeared 108 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Stable.
49% or 53 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
35.1% or 38 total occurrences were White.
14.8% or 16 total occurrences were Black.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3177
Rank popularity for the word 'stable' in Adjectives Frequency: #432
The numerical value of stable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of stable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
The city has to have a life after bankruptcy, to achieve that there needs to be a stable workforce. Without stable pensions it's difficult to maintain a stable workforce.
The big advantage of four legged systems is that we (they) can go on one side statically stable, which means that we're (they're) moving one foot at a time, so the robot is always stable, so you could just shut down all the motors and it will not fall over. So this is something you apply in a critical situation where you have terrain that you might not know if there is obstacles or something.
He saw a lawyer killing a viper On a dunghill hard, by his own stable And the devil smiled, for it put him in mind Of Cain and his brother, Abel.
As long as you can see your financial markets being stable, I think you can envision equity markets in general to be stable. And that's what we're still seeing.
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
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Translations for stable
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- زريبة, حظيرة, ثابت, إسطبلArabic
- конюшня, стабиленBulgarian
- estableCatalan, Valencian
- stáj, stabilní, konírna, maštalCzech
- stalde, stald, stabilDanish
- Rennstall, stallen, Stall, Pferdestall, stabil, Ochsenstall, KuhstallGerman
- ευσταθής, στάβλος, σταύλος, σταθερός, σταβλίζωGreek
- establo, caballeriza, estableSpanish
- tasainen, vakaa, talliFinnish
- établer, stable, étable, écurieFrench
- stàball, seasmhachScottish Gaelic
- estábel, estableGalician
- רפת, יציבHebrew
- 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
- ổn địnhVietnamese
- jevodalecek, jobubalecek, bubalecek, lecek, veteralecek, kunalecek, monitajevodalecek, rönajevodalecek, toralecekVolapük
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