Definitions for stalk
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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
a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
stalk, stalking, still huntnoun
a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush
the act of following prey stealthily
stalk, angry walkverb
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb
Behind it forth there leapt
An ugly fiend, more foul than dismal day;
The which with monstrous stalk behind him stept,
And ever as he went due watch upon him kept. Fa. Queen.
Great John Milton next, with high and haughty stalks,
Unfetter’d in majestick numbers walks. Addison.
A stock-gillyflower, gently tied on a stick, put into a steep glass full of quicksilver, so that the quicksilver cover it; after five days you will find the flower fresh, and the stalk harder and less flexible than it was. Francis Bacon.
Small store will serve, where store,
All seasons, ripe for use hangs on the stalk. John Milton.
That amber attracts not basil is wholly repugnant unto truth; for if the leaves thereof, or dried stalks, be stripped unto small straws, they arise unto amber, wax, and other electricks, no otherways than those of wheat and rye. Brown.
Roses unbid, and ev’ry fragrant flow’r,
Flew from their stalks to strew thy nuptial bow’r. Dryden.
Viewed with a glass, they appear made up of little bladders, like those in the plume or stalk of a quill. Nehemiah Grew.
Etymology: stealcan , Saxon.
His monstrous enemy
With sturdy steps came stalking in his sight. Fairy Queen.
Shall your city call us lord,
In that behalf which we challeng’d it?
Or shall we give the signal to our rage,
And stalk in blood to our possession? William Shakespeare, K. John.
Unfold th’ eternal door:
You see before the gate what stalking ghost
Commands the guard, what sentries keep the post. Dryden.
Stalks close behind her, like a witch’s fiend
Pressing to be employ’d. John Dryden, Spanish Fryar.
They pass their precious hours in plays and sports,
’Till death behind came stalking on unseen. Dryden.
With manly mien he stalk’d along the ground;
Nor wanted voice bely’d, nor vaunting sound. Dryden.
Then stalking through the deep
He fords the ocean, while the topmost wave
Scarce reaches up his middle side. Addison.
’Tis not to stalk about, and draw fresh air
From time to time. Joseph Addison, Cato.
Vexatious thought still found my flying mind,
Nor bound by limits, nor to place confin’d;
Haunted my nights, and terrify’d my days;
Stalk’d through my gardens, and pursu’d my ways,
Nor shut from artful bow’r, nor lost in winding maze. Pri.
Scornful turning from the shore
My haughty step, I stalk’d the valley o’er. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.
The king asked how far it was to a certain town: they said six miles. Half an hour after he asked again: one said six miles and a half. The king alighted out of his coach, and crept under the shoulder of his led horse: and when some asked his majesty what he meant, I must stalk, said he; for yonder town is shy, and flies me. Francis Bacon, Apophthegms.
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
Etymology: [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
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.
The fear and terror continues to stalk the land near where the four bodies were found near the Moore's Ford bridge.
A 5-inch stalk has only three calories, so that's very low-calorie. A cup of chopped celery has only 20 calories.
Danger and delight grow on one stalk.
Mr. Millete, you must not harass, strike, threaten, assault, follow,stalk, molest, destroy or damage critical or real property, disturb theirpeace, keep them under surveillance or block their movements.
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- مراقبة بتطفلArabic
- stopovat, šmírovat, vykračovat si, sledovat, stonek, pronásledovatCzech
- Stängel, Stiel, stolzieren, anpirschen, Holm, einherstolzieren, stalkenGerman
- κοτσάνι, κυνηγάω, μίσχοςGreek
- tallo, acosar, acecharSpanish
- ساقه, ستاکPersian
- vaania, väijyä, ruoto, kekkalehtia, kaula, runko, varsi, tappi, seuraillaFinnish
- harceler, traquer, tigeFrench
- szár, zaklatás, dölyfösen megy, oson, dölyfösen jár, cserkészHungarian
- kuntit, menguntitIndonesian
- 付きまとう, 茎, 忍び寄るJapanese
- 줄기, 그루Korean
- tātā, kaka, tā, whakamokamoka, whakamomokaMāori
- stengel, steel, stalkenDutch
- stengelNorwegian Nynorsk
- stalkować, nękać, łodyga, zakradać sięPolish
- tocaiar, perseguir, haste, taloPortuguese
- красться, подкрадываться, вышагивать, преследовать, стебельRussian
- stabljika, пeтeљка, peteljka, стабљикаSerbo-Croatian
- steblo, stopovať, sledovať, špehovať, zakrádať sa, stonkaSlovak
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