stalk

noun (1)
\ˈstȯk \

Definition of stalk 

(Entry 1 of 3)

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

2a : the main stem of an herbaceous plant often with its dependent parts

b : a part of a plant (such as a petiole or stipe) that supports another

stalk

verb
stalked; stalking; stalks

Definition of stalk (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

1 : to pursue quarry or prey stealthily

2 : to walk stiffly or haughtily

transitive verb

1 : to pursue by stalking

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

3 : to pursue obsessively and to the point of harassment

stalk

noun (2)

Definition of stalk (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : the act of stalking

2 : a stalking gait

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Other Words from stalk

Noun (1)

stalked \ˈstȯkt \ adjective
stalkless \ˈstȯk-ləs \ adjective
stalky \ˈstȯ-kē \ adjective

Verb

stalker noun

Synonyms for stalk

Synonyms: Verb

chase, hunt

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Examples of stalk in a Sentence

Verb

a movie about a detective being stalked by a killer This is the time of year when hunters are stalking the woods for deer. She called the police because her ex-boyfriend was stalking her. She angrily stalked out of the room.
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First Known Use of stalk

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stalk

Noun (1)

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

Verb

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

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The first known use of stalk was in the 14th century

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stalk

verb

English Language Learners 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.

stalk

noun
\ˈstȯk \

Kids Definition of stalk

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

2 : a slender supporting structure the stalk of a goblet

Other Words from stalk

stalked \ˈstȯkt \ adjective

stalk

verb
stalked; stalking

Kids Definition of stalk (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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

Other Words from stalk

stalker noun

stalk

noun
\ˈstȯk \

Medical Definition of stalk 

: a slender supporting or connecting part : peduncle the pituitary stalk

Other Words from stalk

stalked \ˈstȯkt \ adjective
stalkless adjective

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\ˈstȯk\

Legal Definition of stalk 

: to subject to stalking

intransitive verb

: to engage in stalking

Other Words from stalk

stalker noun

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