What does stable mean?

Definitions for stable
ˈsteɪ bəlsta·ble

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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. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    What happened in the Istanbul consulate was horrendous and it should be duly dealt with. Yet at the same time, it is very important for the stability of the world -- for the region and for the world -- that Saudi Arabia remain stable.

  2. Kerry Askin:

    We just said’stop; there is still fight in him,’ then his oxygen levels started to pick up, and he started coming back to us. By Easter Sunday, he was stable enough that I felt comfortable enough to have a lie down. I was strong in that belief that he was our Easter miracle. When we told our eldest, he said ‘he’s like Jesus’ – because he had been learning about it in school.

  3. Angela Merkel:

    We stand by the agreement of Minsk and put a lot of importance on its implementation as soon as possible, we still have no stable ceasefire and we must advance on the political process and we discussed in detail the next steps needed.

  4. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon:

    The UK Government recognized it would take time for the ANDSF to develop into a fully-fledged fighting force capable of providing complete security for the people of Afghanistan, we have now concluded that we should maintain the scale of the UK's current military mission in the country in 2016, to help build a secure and stable Afghanistan. The scope and role of the UK mission are unchanged.

  5. Lothar Wieler:

    We see now that for the first time we are below 1. We will see whether that remains stable ... There can be new infections any time, we have withstood a first wave very well, achieved through a joint effort by society, but that can change any time.

Images & Illustrations of stable

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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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