What does stool mean?

Definitions for stool

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stool(noun)

    a simple seat without a back or arms

  2. fecal matter, faecal matter, feces, faeces, BM, stool, ordure, dejection(noun)

    solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels

  3. stool(noun)

    (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, throne(verb)

    a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

  5. stool(verb)

    lure with a stool, as of wild fowl

  6. stool(verb)

    react to a decoy, of wildfowl

  7. stool, tiller(verb)

    grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers

  8. stool, defecate, shit, take a shit, take a crap, ca-ca, crap, make(verb)

    have a bowel movement

    "The dog had made in the flower beds"


  1. stool(Noun)

    A seat for one person without a back or armrest.

  2. stool(Noun)

    A footstool.

  3. stool(Noun)

    Feces; excrement.

  4. stool(Noun)

    A decoy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stool(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. stolo. See Stolon.]

  2. Stool(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. stolo. See Stolon.]

  3. Stool(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. stolo. See Stolon.]

  4. Stool(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. stolo. See Stolon.]

  5. Stool(noun)

    a stool pigeon, or decoy bird

    Etymology: [L. stolo. See Stolon.]

  6. Stool(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. stolo. See Stolon.]

  7. Stool(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. stolo. See Stolon.]

  8. Stool(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. stolo. See Stolon.]

  9. Stool(noun)

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

    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 Barrett Browning:

    The works of women are symbolical. We sew, sew, prick our fingers, dull our sight, producing what? A pair of slippers, sir, to put on when you're weary -- or a stool. To stumble over and vex you... curse that stool! Or else at best, a cushion, where you lean and sleep, and dream of something we are not, but would be for your sake. Alas, alas! This hurts most, this... that, after all, we are paid the worth of our work, perhaps.

  2. Lauren Streicher:

    Clearly, if you take stool and put it on your urethra, you're going to get an infection.

  3. 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.

  4. Amy Lee:

    You're putting a whole new ecosystem of balance in. So, it's the ultimate probiotic. The bacteria takes hold ; it starts to repopulate. John Lee said that ever since Avery underwent the procedure, which involved a healthy stool overnighted from a Boston stool bank, she has been healthy with regular bowel movements. Fecal transplants for C. diff are approved by the Food and Drug Administration( FDA) only for children with recurrent C. diff infections. In Georgia, 19 children had fecal transplants after Avery, according to Fox 5 Atlanta. It's incredible how many people a fecal transplant can save, and help, and cure, and give life again.

  5. 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.

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