stool

noun
\ ˈstül How to pronounce stool (audio) \

Definition of stool

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a seat usually without back or arms supported by three or four legs or by a central pedestal
b : 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 discharge of fecal matter
b : a seat used while defecating or urinating
4a : a stump or group of stumps of a tree especially when producing suckers
b : a plant crown from which shoots grow out
c : a shoot or growth from a stool

stool

verb
stooled; stooling; stools

Definition of stool (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to throw out shoots in the manner of a stool

Examples of stool in a Sentence

Noun She sat on a stool. The patient had bloody stools.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Error 0: At one point, De Sousa picked up a stool and held it over his head before Kansas assistant Jerrance Howard grabbed it from him from behind. Dave Skretta, Houston Chronicle, "Ugly brawl breaks out at end of Kansas State-Kansas game," 22 Jan. 2020 De Sousa found a metal stool and raised it overhead, but Kansas assistant coach Jerrance Howard intervened from behind. Laine Higgins, WSJ, "Kansas, Kansas State Players Suspended After Basketball Brawl," 22 Jan. 2020 Like, needing to bring a stool out for Hannah tall. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Who Is Connor Saeli, Who Wrote Notes for Hannah on 'The Bachelorette'?," 24 June 2019 Sitting atop a fluffy stool in front of a millennial pink background, Stormi grins while wearing a blush-colored onesie adorned with pearls and wing-like tulle embellishments on the sleeves. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Posts Video of Photo Shoot With Baby Stormi Webster," 9 June 2019 Across from the lunch counter, every stool along the bar was taken. John Dos Passos, Harper's magazine, "The Most Hated Nation," 2 Mar. 2020 However, a recent study from doctors in China is raising concerns about another possible mode of transmission: contact with stool from an infected individual. NBC News, "What's known and unknown about how the new coronavirus spreads," 11 Feb. 2020 De Sousa stood above the fallen Gordon as an apparent taunt, Gordon's teammates confronted De Sousa, and a wild fight quickly ensued, with De Sousa at one point brandishing a stool. TheWeek, "Stool-brandishing Kansas player suspended indefinitely following Tuesday's melee," 23 Jan. 2020 At one point, De Sousa was preparing to swing a stool when assistant coach Jerrance Howard grabbed it from his hands. CBS News, "Kansas suspends forward Silvio De Sousa for brawl with Kansas State," 22 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Weird but true: Dogs lower intestinal tract glands produce a clear, jelly-like slime to lubricate the colon and help stool pass more easily. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "6 Things Your Dog's Poop Can Tell You About Its Health," 11 July 2018 Weird but true: Dogs lower intestinal tract glands produce a clear, jelly-like slime to lubricate the colon and help stool pass more easily. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "6 Things Your Dog's Poop Can Tell You About Its Health," 11 July 2018 It's Coated In Mucus Weird but true: Dogs lower intestinal tract glands produce a clear, jelly-like slime to lubricate the colon and help stool pass more easily. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "6 Things Your Dog's Poop Can Tell You About Its Health," 13 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of stool

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1770, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stool

Noun

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

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The first known use of stool was before the 12th century

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21 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Stool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stool. Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.

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More Definitions for stool

stool

noun
How to pronounce stool (audio)

English Language Learners 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

stool

noun
\ ˈstül How to pronounce stool (audio) \

Kids Definition of stool

1 : a seat without back or arms supported by three or four legs or by a central post
3 : a mass of bodily waste discharged from the intestine

stool

noun
\ ˈstül How to pronounce stool (audio) \

Medical Definition of stool

: a discharge of fecal matter

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