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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 (such as a petiole or stipe) that supports another

stalked

play \ˈstȯkt\ adjective

stalkless

play \ˈstȯ-kləs\ adjective

stalky

play \ˈstȯ-kē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of stalk

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


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stalk

verb

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 and Etymology of stalk

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


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stalk

noun

Definition of stalk

  1. 1 :  the act of stalking

  2. 2 :  a stalking gait

First Known Use of stalk

14th century


STALK Defined for English Language Learners

stalk

verb

Definition of stalk for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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stalk

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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

stalked

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stalking

  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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