What does stalk mean?

Definitions for stalk
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chaff, husk, shuck, stalk, straw, stubblenoun

    material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

  2. stalk, stemnoun

    a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ

  3. stalk, stalking, still huntnoun

    a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush

  4. stalk, stalkingnoun

    the act of following prey stealthily

  5. stalk, angry walkverb

    a stiff or threatening gait

  6. stalkverb

    walk stiffly

  7. haunt, stalkverb

    follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to

    "her ex-boyfriend stalked her"; "the ghost of her mother haunted her"

  8. stalkverb

    go through (an area) in search of prey

    "stalk the woods for deer"

GCIDE

  1. Stalkverb

    To follow (a person) persistently, with or without attempts to evade detection; as, the paparazzi stalk celebrities to get candid photographs; obsessed fans may stalk their favorite movie stars.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stalknoun

    the stem or main axis of a plant; as, a stalk of wheat, rye, or oats; the stalks of maize or hemp

    Etymology: [OE. stalke, fr. AS. stael, stel, a stalk. See Stale a handle, Stall.]

  2. Stalknoun

    the petiole, pedicel, or peduncle, of a plant

    Etymology: [OE. stalke, fr. AS. stael, stel, a stalk. See Stale a handle, Stall.]

  3. Stalknoun

    that which resembes the stalk of a plant, as the stem of a quill

    Etymology: [OE. stalke, fr. AS. stael, stel, a stalk. See Stale a handle, Stall.]

  4. Stalknoun

    an ornament in the Corinthian capital resembling the stalk of a plant, from which the volutes and helices spring

    Etymology: [OE. stalke, fr. AS. stael, stel, a stalk. See Stale a handle, Stall.]

  5. Stalknoun

    one of the two upright pieces of a ladder

    Etymology: [OE. stalke, fr. AS. stael, stel, a stalk. See Stale a handle, Stall.]

  6. Stalknoun

    a stem or peduncle, as of certain barnacles and crinoids

    Etymology: [OE. stalke, fr. AS. stael, stel, a stalk. See Stale a handle, Stall.]

  7. Stalknoun

    the narrow basal portion of the abdomen of a hymenopterous insect

    Etymology: [OE. stalke, fr. AS. stael, stel, a stalk. See Stale a handle, Stall.]

  8. Stalknoun

    the peduncle of the eyes of decapod crustaceans

    Etymology: [OE. stalke, fr. AS. stael, stel, a stalk. See Stale a handle, Stall.]

  9. Stalknoun

    an iron bar with projections inserted in a core to strengthen it; a core arbor

    Etymology: [OE. stalke, fr. AS. stael, stel, a stalk. See Stale a handle, Stall.]

  10. Stalkverb

    to walk slowly and cautiously; to walk in a stealthy, noiseless manner; -- sometimes used with a reflexive pronoun

    Etymology: [OE. stalke, fr. AS. stael, stel, a stalk. See Stale a handle, Stall.]

  11. Stalkverb

    to walk behind something as a screen, for the purpose of approaching game; to proceed under clover

    Etymology: [OE. stalke, fr. AS. stael, stel, a stalk. See Stale a handle, Stall.]

  12. Stalkverb

    to walk with high and proud steps; usually implying the affectation of dignity, and indicating dislike. The word is used, however, especially by the poets, to express dignity of step

    Etymology: [OE. stalke, fr. AS. stael, stel, a stalk. See Stale a handle, Stall.]

  13. Stalkverb

    to approach under cover of a screen, or by stealth, for the purpose of killing, as game

    Etymology: [OE. stalke, fr. AS. stael, stel, a stalk. See Stale a handle, Stall.]

  14. Stalknoun

    a high, proud, stately step or walk

    Etymology: [OE. stalke, fr. AS. stael, stel, a stalk. See Stale a handle, Stall.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stalk

    stawk, n. the stem of a plant: the stem on which a flower or fruit grows: the stem of a quill: the handle of anything, the stem: a tall chimney.—p.adj. Stalked, having a stalk.—adjs. Stalk′-eyed, podophthalmous, as a crustacean; Stalk′less, having no stalk; Stalk′y, hard as a stalk: resembling a stalk. [An extension of A.S. stæl, stel (cf. Ice. stilkr, Dan. stilk); cog. with Ger. stiel, which is allied to, perh. borrowed from, L. stilus, a stake.]

  2. Stalk

    stawk, v.i. to walk as on stilts: to walk with long, slow steps: to walk behind a stalking-horse: to pursue game by approaching behind covers.—v.t. to approach secretly in order to kill, as deer.—n. a stately step: the pursuit of game by stealthy approach.—ns. Stalk′er, one who stalks, as a deer-stalker: a kind of fishing-net: (pl.) the Gradatores; Stalk′ing, the act of approaching game warily or behind a cover; Stalk′ing-horse, a horse behind which a sportsman hides while stalking game: a mask or pretence. [A.S. stælcan, to walk cautiously, stealc, high; Dan. stalke, to walk with long steps.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stalk in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stalk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of stalk in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Bell:

    The fear and terror continues to stalk the land near where the four bodies were found near the Moore's Ford bridge.

  2. Lisa Drayer:

    A 5-inch stalk has only three calories, so that's very low-calorie. A cup of chopped celery has only 20 calories.

  3. Louise Makin:

    We're open for business for the right thing, we constantly scan, we constantly stalk various technologies. People also come to us now because we are unique in taking a position in this fast-growth area of interventional medicine.

  4. Robert Collier:

    First the stalk -- then the roots. First the need -- then the means to satisfy that need. First the nucleus -- then the elements needed for its growth.

  5. Auguste Rodin:

    In short, Beauty is everywhere. It is not that she is lacking to our eye, but our eyes which fail to perceive her. Beauty is character and expression. Well, there is nothing in nature which has more character than the human body. In its strength and its grace it evokes the most varied images. One moment it resembles a flower: the bending torso is the stalk; the breasts, the head, and the splendor of the hair answer to the blossoming of the corolla. The next moment it recalls the pliant creeper, or the proud and upright sapling.

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Translations for stalk

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  • һабаҡBashkir
  • stopovat, pronásledovat, stonek, sledovat, vykračovat si, šmírovatCzech
  • Stiel, Stängel, stalken, einherstolzieren, Holm, anpirschen, stolzierenGerman
  • μίσχος, κυνηγάω, κοτσάνιGreek
  • acechar, acosar, talloSpanish
  • ستاک, ساقهPersian
  • varsi, ruoto, tappi, seurailla, runko, kaula, vaania, kekkalehtia, väijyäFinnish
  • tige, traquer, harcelerFrench
  • ארבHebrew
  • cserkész, dölyfösen jár, szár, oson, dölyfösen megy, zaklatásHungarian
  • ցողունArmenian
  • kuntit, menguntitIndonesian
  • gamboItalian
  • 茎, 付きまとう, 忍び寄るJapanese
  • 줄기, 그루Korean
  • bistîkKurdish
  • tā, tātā, whakamokamoka, kaka, whakamomokaMāori
  • stengelNorwegian
  • steel, stalken, stengelDutch
  • stengelNorwegian Nynorsk
  • stalkować, łodyga, zakradać się, nękaćPolish
  • talo, haste, perseguir, tocaiarPortuguese
  • tulpinăRomanian
  • преследовать, стебель, красться, вышагивать, подкрадыватьсяRussian
  • стабљика, stabljika, пeтeљка, peteljkaSerbo-Croatian
  • steblo, sledovať, stopovať, stonka, zakrádať sa, špehovaťSlovak
  • stjälkSwedish
  • ก้านThai

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