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
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 : a seat used as a symbol of office or authority; also : the rank, dignity, office, or rule of a chieftain
3a : a seat used while defecating or urinatingb : a discharge of fecal matter
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 : stool pigeon 1
Examples of stool in a sentence
She sat on a stool.
The patient had bloody stools.
Origin and Etymology 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
Definition of stool
: to throw out shoots in the manner of a stool
First Known Use of stool
STOOL Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of stool
: a discharge of fecal matter
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