chaff, husk, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble(noun)
material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
stalk, stalking, still hunt(noun)
a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush
the act of following prey stealthily
stalk, angry walk(verb)
a stiff or threatening gait
follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to
"her ex-boyfriend stalked her"; "the ghost of her mother haunted her"
go through (an area) in search of prey
"stalk the woods for deer"
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.
the stem or main axis of a plant; as, a stalk of wheat, rye, or oats; the stalks of maize or hemp
the petiole, pedicel, or peduncle, of a plant
that which resembes the stalk of a plant, as the stem of a quill
an ornament in the Corinthian capital resembling the stalk of a plant, from which the volutes and helices spring
one of the two upright pieces of a ladder
a stem or peduncle, as of certain barnacles and crinoids
the narrow basal portion of the abdomen of a hymenopterous insect
the peduncle of the eyes of decapod crustaceans
an iron bar with projections inserted in a core to strengthen it; a core arbor
to walk slowly and cautiously; to walk in a stealthy, noiseless manner; -- sometimes used with a reflexive pronoun
to walk behind something as a screen, for the purpose of approaching game; to proceed under clover
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
to approach under cover of a screen, or by stealth, for the purpose of killing, as game
a high, proud, stately step or walk
Origin: [OE. stalke, fr. AS. stael, stel, a stalk. See Stale a handle, Stall.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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.]
The numerical value of stalk in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of stalk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Danger and delight grow on one stalk.
I stalk my prison like my own ghost...
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.
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.
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
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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
- cserkész, dölyfösen jár, szár, oson, dölyfösen megy, zaklatásHungarian
- kuntit, menguntitIndonesian
- 茎, 付きまとう, 忍び寄るJapanese
- 줄기, 그루Korean
- tā, tātā, whakamokamoka, kaka, whakamomokaMāori
- steel, stalken, stengelDutch
- stengelNorwegian Nynorsk
- stalkować, łodyga, zakradać się, nękaćPolish
- talo, haste, perseguir, tocaiarPortuguese
- преследовать, стебель, красться, вышагивать, подкрадыватьсяRussian
- стабљика, stabljika, пeтeљка, peteljkaSerbo-Croatian
- steblo, sledovať, stopovať, stonka, zakrádať sa, špehovaťSlovak
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