What does stool mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stoolnoun

    a simple seat without a back or arms

  2. fecal matter, faecal matter, feces, faeces, BM, stool, ordure, dejectionnoun

    solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels

  3. stoolnoun

    (forestry) the stump of a tree that has been felled or headed for the production of saplings

  4. toilet, can, commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throneverb

    a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

  5. stoolverb

    lure with a stool, as of wild fowl

  6. stoolverb

    react to a decoy, of wildfowl

  7. stool, tillerverb

    grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers

  8. stool, defecate, shit, take a shit, take a crap, ca-ca, crap, makeverb

    have a bowel movement

    "The dog had made in the flower beds"


  1. stoolnoun

    A seat for one person without a back or armrest.

  2. stoolnoun

    A footstool.

  3. stoolnoun

    Feces; excrement.

  4. stoolnoun

    A decoy.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. STOOLnoun

    Etymology: stols, Gothick; stol , Saxon; stoel, Dutch.

    If a chair be defined a seat for a single person, with a back belonging to it, then a stool is a seat for a single person without a back. Isaac Watts, Logick.

    Thou fearful fool,
    Why takest not of the same fruit of gold?
    Ne sittest down on that same silver stool,
    To rest thy weary person in the shadow cold? Fa. Queen.

    Now which were wise, and which were fools?
    Poor Alma sits between two stools:
    The more she reads, the more perplext. Matthew Prior.

    There be medicines that move stools, and not urine; some other urine, and not stools: those that purge by stool, are such as enter not at all, or little, into the mesentery veins; but either at the first are not digestible by the stomach, and therefore move immediately downwards to the guts; or else are afterwards rejected by the mesentery veins, and so turn likewise downwards to the guts. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    The peristaltick motion, or repeated changes of contraction and dilatation, is not in the lower guts, else one would have a continual needing of going to stool. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    Unequal and unreasonable judgment of things brings many a great man to the stool of repentance. Roger L'Estrange.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stoolnoun

    a plant from which layers are propagated by bending its branches into the soil

  2. Stoolverb

    to ramfy; to tiller, as grain; to shoot out suckers

  3. Stoolnoun

    a single seat with three or four legs and without a back, made in various forms for various uses

  4. Stoolnoun

    a seat used in evacuating the bowels; hence, an evacuation; a discharge from the bowels

  5. Stoolnoun

    a stool pigeon, or decoy bird

  6. Stoolnoun

    a small channel on the side of a vessel, for the dead-eyes of the backstays

  7. Stoolnoun

    a bishop's seat or see; a bishop-stool

  8. Stoolnoun

    a bench or form for resting the feet or the knees; a footstool; as, a kneeling stool

  9. Stoolnoun

    material, such as oyster shells, spread on the sea bottom for oyster spat to adhere to

  10. Etymology: [L. stolo. See Stolon.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stool

    stōōl, n. a seat without a back: a low bench for the feet or for kneeling on: the seat used in evacuating the bowels: the act of evacuating the bowels, also that which is evacuated: a root of any kind from which sprouts shoot up: a portable piece of wood to which a pigeon is fastened as a decoy for wild birds.—n. Stool′-pi′geon, a decoy-pigeon: a gambler's decoy.—Stool of repentance, same as Cutty-stool (q.v.).—Fall between two stools, to lose both of two things between the choice of which one was hesitating. [A.S. stól, Ger. stuhl; cf. Ger. stellen, to place.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. stool

    A minor channel abaft the main channels, for the dead-eyes of the backstays. (See BACKSTAY-STOOLS.)

Editors Contribution

  1. stool

    A type of piece of furniture and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    He bought 2 new stools for the breakfast bar.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 3, 2015  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stool' in Nouns Frequency: #2793

Anagrams for stool »

  1. Loots

  2. Tools

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stool in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stool in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of stool in a Sentence

  1. Elizabeth Blaney:

    The colon's main job is to reabsorb water. If you're a bit dehydrated, your stool will be harder and more difficult to pass.

  2. Adam Smith:

    I remember being curious as a small child. I remember trying to grab a stool and rip through the plastic, other than that I never touched it.

  3. Nancy Messonnier:

    We have not been able to find a cause for the majority of Most AFM cases, right now, we know that poliovirus is not the cause of Most AFM cases. CDC has tested every stool specimen from every AFM patient. None of the specimens have tested positive for poliovirus.

  4. Paul Chan:

    AMID CORONAVIRUS, IS IT SAFE TO SEND CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL ? EXPERTS, PARENTS WEIGH IN Professor Francis KL Chan, dean of the faculty of medicine and director of the Centre for Gut Microbiota Research at CUH, remarkedin the press release regarding another case where the stool sample test revealed a significant finding. Among the confirmed cases in the territory, we note that there is more than one COVID-19 patient who had stool test positive while tests for respiratory samples were negative. Stool test is accurate and safe, making it suitable and more effective for COVID-19 screening for specific groups of people.

  5. Rachel Begun:

    While not a panacea for all digestive issues, eating more fiber can benefit many, particularly those experiencing constipation. Both soluble and insoluble fiber are important, but for those with constipation insoluble fiber helps to add bulk to the stool and accelerate bowelmovement.

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