stable

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1sta·ble

noun \ˈstā-bəl\

: a building in which horses are kept, fed, and cared for

: the group of racehorses that belong to the same owner

: a group of people (such as athletes, writers, or performers) who work for or are trained by the same person, organization, or business

Full Definition of STABLE

1
:  a building in which domestic animals are sheltered and fed; especially :  such a building having stalls or compartments <a horse stable>
2
a :  the racehorses of one owner
b :  a group of people (as athletes, writers, or performers) under one management
c :  the racing cars of one owner
d :  group, collection
sta·ble·man \-mən, -ˌman\ noun

Examples of STABLE

  1. She rode the horse back to the stable.
  2. There have been three winners from his stable this season.
  3. A new model will be added to the car company's stable of sedans.

Origin of STABLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French estable, stable, from Latin stabulum, from stare to stand — more at stand
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

Rhymes with STABLE

2stable

verb

: to put or keep (a horse) in a stable

sta·bledsta·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of STABLE

transitive verb
:  to put or keep in a stable
intransitive verb
:  to dwell in or as if in a stable

Examples of STABLE

  1. Where do you stable your horses?

First Known Use of STABLE

14th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

3stable

adjective

: in a good state or condition that is not easily changed or likely to change

medical : not getting worse or likely to get worse

: not easily moved

sta·bler \-b(ə-)lər\ sta·blest \-b(ə-)ləst\

Full Definition of STABLE

1
a :  firmly established :  fixed, steadfast <stable opinions>
b :  not changing or fluctuating :  unvarying <in stable condition>
c :  permanent, enduring <stable civilizations>
2
a :  steady in purpose :  firm in resolution
b :  not subject to insecurity or emotional illness :  sane, rational <a stable personality>
3
a (1) :  placed so as to resist forces tending to cause motion or change of motion (2) :  designed so as to develop forces that restore the original condition when disturbed from a condition of equilibrium or steady motion
b (1) :  not readily altering in chemical makeup or physical state <stable emulsions>
(2) :  not spontaneously radioactive
sta·ble·ness \-bəl-nəs\ noun
sta·bly \-b(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of STABLE

  1. They have a stable relationship.
  2. Children need to be raised in a stable environment.
  3. Make sure the platform is stable.

Origin of STABLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French estable, stable, from Latin stabilis, from stare to stand
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector

sta·ble

adjective \ˈstā-bəl\   (Medical Dictionary)
sta·bler \-b(ə-)lər\ sta·blest \-b(ə-)ləst\

Medical Definition of STABLE

1
: not changing or fluctuating <the patient's condition was listed as stable>
2
: not subject to insecurity or emotional illness <a stable personality>
3
a : not readily altering in chemical makeup or physical state <stable emulsions> b : not spontaneously radioactive <a stable isotope>

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