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stalk

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noun \ˈstȯk\

Definition of stalk

  1. 1 :  a slender upright object or supporting or connecting part; especially :  peduncle

  2. 2a :  the main stem of an herbaceous plant often with its dependent partsb :  a part of a plant (as a petiole or stipe) that supports another

stalked play \ˈstȯkt\ adjective
stalkless play \ˈstȯ-kləs\ adjective
stalky play \ˈstȯ-kē\ adjective


Origin of stalk

Middle English stalke; akin to Old English stela stalk, support


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with stalk


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stalk

verb

Simple Definition of stalk

  • : to follow (an animal or person that you are hunting or trying to capture) by moving slowly and quietly

  • : to go through (a place or area) while hunting

  • : to follow, watch, and bother (someone) constantly in a way that is frightening, dangerous, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stalk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pursue quarry or prey stealthily

  3. 2 :  to walk stiffly or haughtily

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to pursue by stalking

  6. 2 :  to go through (an area) in search of prey or quarry <stalk the woods for deer>

  7. 3 :  to pursue obsessively and to the point of harassment

stalker noun

Examples of stalk in a sentence

  1. a movie about a detective being stalked by a killer

  2. This is the time of year when hunters are stalking the woods for deer.

  3. She called the police because her ex-boyfriend was stalking her.

  4. She angrily stalked out of the room.



Origin of stalk

Middle English, from Old English bestealcian; akin to Old English stelan to steal — more at steal


First Known Use: 14th century


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stalk

noun

Definition of stalk

  1. 1 :  the act of stalking

  2. 2 :  a stalking gait



14th Century

First Known Use of stalk

14th century


STALK Defined for Kids

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stalk

play
noun \ˈstȯk\

Definition of stalk for Students

  1. 1 :  a plant stem especially when not woody <stalks of celery>

  2. 2 :  a slender supporting structure <the stalk of a goblet>

stalked \ˈstȯkt\ adjective



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stalk

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verb

Definition of stalk for Students

stalkedstalking

  1. 1 :  to walk in a stiff or proud manner <He stalked angrily out of the room.>

  2. 2 :  to hunt slowly and quietly <A cat stalked the bird.>

stalker noun



Medical Dictionary

stalk

play
noun \ˈstȯk\

Medical Definition of stalk

  1. :  a slender supporting or connecting part :  peduncle <the pituitary stalk>

stalked \ˈstȯkt\play adjective
stalkless adjective



Law Dictionary

stalk

transitive verb \ˈstȯk\

Legal Definition of stalk

  1. :  to subject to stalking

  2. intransitive verb
  3. :  to engage in stalking

stalker noun




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