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stool

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noun \ˈstül\

Simple Definition of stool

  • : a seat that fits one person and that has no back or arms

  • : a piece of furniture that supports the feet of a person who is sitting

  • medical : a piece of solid waste that is released from the body

Full Definition of stool

  1. 1a :  a seat usually without back or arms supported by three or four legs or by a central pedestalb :  a low bench or portable support for the feet or knees :  footstool

  2. 2 :  a seat used as a symbol of office or authority; also :  the rank, dignity, office, or rule of a chieftain

  3. 3a :  a seat used while defecating or urinatingb :  a discharge of fecal matter

  4. 4a :  a stump or group of stumps of a tree especially when producing suckersb :  a plant crown from which shoots grow outc :  a shoot or growth from a stool

  5. 5 :  stool pigeon 1

Examples of stool

  1. She sat on a stool.

  2. The patient had bloody stools.



Origin of stool

Middle English, from Old English stōl; akin to Old High German stuol chair, Old Church Slavic stolŭ seat, throne


First Known Use: before 12th century

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stool

intransitive verb

Definition of stool

  1. :  to throw out shoots in the manner of a stool



1770

First Known Use of stool

1770


STOOL Defined for Kids

stool

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noun \ˈstül\

Definition of stool

  1. 1 :  a seat without back or arms supported by three or four legs or by a central post

  2. 2 :  footstool

  3. 3 :  a mass of bodily waste discharged from the intestine




Medical Dictionary

stool

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noun \ˈstül\

Medical Definition of stool

  1. :  a discharge of fecal matter




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