What does stall mean?

Definitions for stall
stɔlstall

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stall.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stallnoun

    a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed

  2. booth, cubicle, stall, kiosknoun

    small area set off by walls for special use

  3. stall, stand, sales boothnoun

    a booth where articles are displayed for sale

  4. stallnoun

    a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge

    "the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it"

  5. stallnoun

    seating in the forward part of the main level of a theater

  6. carrel, carrell, cubicle, stallnoun

    small individual study area in a library

  7. stall, stallingverb

    a tactic used to mislead or delay

  8. procrastinate, stall, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydallyverb

    postpone doing what one should be doing

    "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"

  9. stall, conkverb

    come to a stop

    "The car stalled in the driveway"

  10. stallverb

    deliberately delay an event or action

    "she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling"

  11. stallverb

    put into, or keep in, a stall

    "Stall the horse"

  12. stallverb

    experience a stall in flight, of airplanes

  13. stallverb

    cause an airplane to go into a stall

  14. stallverb

    cause an engine to stop

    "The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car"

Wiktionary

  1. stallnoun

    An action that is intended to cause or actually causes delay.

    His encounters with security, reception, the secretary, and the assistant were all stalls until the general manager's attorney arrived.

    Etymology: steall. Confer Dutch stal, German Stall, Old Norse stallr. Cognate with stand.

  2. stallverb

    To employ delaying tactics against

    He stalled the creditors as long as he could.

    Etymology: steall. Confer Dutch stal, German Stall, Old Norse stallr. Cognate with stand.

  3. stallverb

    To employ delaying tactics

    Soon it became clear that she was stalling to give him time to get away.

    Etymology: steall. Confer Dutch stal, German Stall, Old Norse stallr. Cognate with stand.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stallverb

    a stand; a station; a fixed spot; hence, the stand or place where a horse or an ox kept and fed; the division of a stable, or the compartment, for one horse, ox, or other animal

    Etymology: [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]

  2. Stallverb

    a stable; a place for cattle

    Etymology: [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]

  3. Stallverb

    a small apartment or shed in which merchandise is exposed for sale; as, a butcher's stall; a bookstall

    Etymology: [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]

  4. Stallverb

    a bench or table on which small articles of merchandise are exposed for sale

    Etymology: [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]

  5. Stallverb

    a seat in the choir of a church, for one of the officiating clergy. It is inclosed, either wholly or partially, at the back and sides. The stalls are frequently very rich, with canopies and elaborate carving

    Etymology: [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]

  6. Stallverb

    in the theater, a seat with arms or otherwise partly inclosed, as distinguished from the benches, sofas, etc

    Etymology: [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]

  7. Stallverb

    the space left by excavation between pillars. See Post and stall, under Post

    Etymology: [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]

  8. Stallverb

    to put into a stall or stable; to keep in a stall or stalls; as, to stall an ox

    Etymology: [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]

  9. Stallverb

    to fatten; as, to stall cattle

    Etymology: [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]

  10. Stallverb

    to place in an office with the customary formalities; to install

    Etymology: [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]

  11. Stallverb

    to plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix; as, to stall a cart

    Etymology: [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]

  12. Stallverb

    to forestall; to anticipitate. Having

    Etymology: [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]

  13. Stallverb

    to keep close; to keep secret

    Etymology: [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]

  14. Stallverb

    to live in, or as in, a stall; to dwell

    Etymology: [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]

  15. Stallverb

    to kennel, as dogs

    Etymology: [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]

  16. Stallverb

    to be set, as in mire or snow; to stick fast

    Etymology: [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]

  17. Stallverb

    to be tired of eating, as cattle

    Etymology: [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste`llein to set, place, send, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Apostle, Epistle, Forestall, Install, Stale, a. & v. i., 1st Stalk, Stallion, Still.]

Freebase

  1. Stall

    In fluid dynamics, a stall is a reduction in the lift coefficient generated by a foil as angle of attack increases. This occurs when the critical angle of attack of the foil is exceeded. The critical angle of attack is typically about 15 degrees, but it may vary significantly depending on the fluid, foil, and Reynolds number. Stalls in fixed-wing flight are often experienced as a sudden reduction in lift as the pilot increases the wing's angle of attack and exceeds its critical angle of attack. A stall does not mean that the engine have stopped working, or that the aircraft has stopped moving — the effect is the same even in an unpowered glider aircraft. Vectored thrust in manned and unmanned aircraft is used to surpass the stall limit, thereby giving rise to post-stall technology. Because stalls are most commonly discussed in connection with aviation, this article discusses stalls as they relate mainly to aircraft, in particular fixed-wing aircraft. The principles of stall discussed here translate to foils in other fluids as well.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stall' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3932

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stall' in Nouns Frequency: #2377

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stall in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of stall in a Sentence

  1. Montgomery County Police:

    The victim was walking in a school hallway when she met two male students, identified as Montano and Sanchez. Montano asked the victim to walk with him and Sanchez. Montano asked the victim to engage in sexual intercourse. She refused, montano asked the victim again and then forced her into a boy’s bathroom and then into a stall. Montano and Sanchez both raped the victim inside the bathroom stall.

  2. Liu Shengjun:

    Premier Li's words in Shandong were more of an improvisation, not an official report, what he didn't say but would naturally imply was that the street stall economy must be well regulated too.

  3. Erin Hohlfelder:

    We've passed the tipping point in the AIDS fight at the global level, but not all countries are there yet, and the gains made can easily stall or unravel.

  4. Prince Ali:

    Let me tell you what happens when you don't go with the recognized powers in FIFA, development projects mysteriously stall ; tournament hosting bids are suddenly compromised or withdrawn ; national teams start to mysteriously face less favorable fixtures or even referees.

  5. Jineth Bedoya:

    I'm grateful for the actions being taken today, but it should've happen years ago, el Panadero's testimony taken more than 15 years ago, his version of the story, which is completely false, was endorsed by a prosecutor (with the Colombian attorney general's office) and that allowed for the process to stall and the case to remain in impunity.

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Translations for stall

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  • gå i ståDanish
  • Stand, Bude, Überziehen, Stall, Kabine, Duschkabine, StrömungsabrissGerman
  • κιόσκι μικροπωλητήGreek
  • barrena, puesto, entrar en pérdidaSpanish
  • آخورPersian
  • pilttuu, kioski, sakkaus, koju, myyntikoju, suihkukaappi, permanto, viivytys, pysähtyä, viivyttää, seisahtua, sakataFinnish
  • stalle, stand, cabine de douche, étal, parterre, décrochage, décrocherFrench
  • buabhall, stàileScottish Gaelic
  • կրպակ, տաղավարArmenian
  • stalla, bancarella, platea, chiosco, cabinaItalian
  • 厩舎, 出店, シャワー室, 失速, 馬小屋, 露店, 売店, ストールJapanese
  • ბაგაGeorgian
  • 정체되다Korean
  • whakamārariMāori
  • партерMacedonian
  • cabine, afslaan, stallen, overtrekkenDutch
  • stallNorwegian
  • boxe, estande, platéia, baia, banca, box, audiência, estol, estolarPortuguese
  • staulRomanian
  • палатка, киоск, душевая кабинка, партер, стойло, ларёк, кабинка, сваливание, глохнуть, сваливаться с потока, останавливаться, сваливатьсяRussian
  • bås, stånd, parkettplats, spilta, uppehållaSwedish
  • kibanda, vibandaSwahili
  • แผงลอยThai
  • 摊子Chinese

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