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

Changes and improvements to flow have consistently been made since February, Buford says, such as adding bar stools and upgrading outdoor misters. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Arizona Wilderness will drop 7 limited release beers on Labor Day weekend. Here's the list," 30 Aug. 2019 The dining room set, the bar in the living room, some lamps, the bar stools at the island, and a desk in the office. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This 2,750-square-foot condo overlooking Lake Michigan was a downsize, but still has plenty of room for Picasso and other artworks," 15 Aug. 2019 The front row of the Mixtape Tour is a literal bar, complete with stools and a phalanx of contest winners (and presumable havers of $2,500), whose drinks and persons are draped across the guys’ feet for most of the show. Rebecca Schuman, Longreads, "I’ll Be Loving You Forever," 14 Aug. 2019 There’s probably a mic stand, a stool, and a spotlight. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, "The Elaborate Show-and-Tell Comedy of Julio Torres," 7 Aug. 2019 Craft Beer Cellar’s northern room will house a 750-square-foot taproom with tables, bar stools and 12 taps pouring beers from Barrel of Monks in Boca Raton, soon-to-open Yeasty Brews in Lauderhill and several rare flavors. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Craft Beer Cellar taproom and bottle shop opening in Fort Lauderdale," 30 July 2019 Cell furniture includes a small desk stool and bed made from concrete. Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post, "Colorado’s Supermax prison now occupied by El Chapo is “worse than death,” ex-warden said," 27 July 2019 Williams suggests Christopher Knight Home’s Caribbean Three-Piece Acacia Wood Patio Bar Set ($279.99 at Target) or Ikea’s Applaro set of two bar stools and a table ($229). Helen Carefoot, Twin Cities, "Don’t let a small balcony stop you from enjoying the space," 15 July 2019 Open now and comprised of 25 indoor bar stools and 18 outdoor seats (the architectural details were done by the studio First Third), Gemelli pairs homemade Italian fare with a strong mixology program. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Lorraine Kirke's Wild, Futurisitic Restaurant Opens in Bushwick," 3 June 2019

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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stool

noun

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
2 : footstool
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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