What does stool mean?

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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

  2. Stool(verb)

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

  3. Stool(noun)

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

  4. Stool(noun)

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

  5. Stool(noun)

    a stool pigeon, or decoy bird

  6. Stool(noun)

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

  7. Stool(noun)

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

  8. Stool(noun)

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

  9. Stool(noun)

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

  10. Origin: [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 seat without a back or arms, typically resting on three or four legs or on a single pedestal.

    He bought 2 new stools for the breakfast bar.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 3, 2015  
  2. stool

    A type of seat and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles and used for a variety of purposes.

    The local carpenter is now creating a new design stool made from pallets, they are affordable, stylish and practical.

    Submitted by MaryC on November 29, 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. Euan Graham:

    A port is the missing leg of the stool in U.S. military engagement with Australia.

  2. Victoria Contreras:

    All my bottles started rattling, then one great big boom, i almost fell off the stool.

  3. Lauren Streicher:

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

  4. Miko Kaihara:

    To each class we had to take our chair or stool along, we got our diploma in Poston, we were the first graduating class.

  5. 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.

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