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Definitions of stable

  1. a farm building for housing horses or other livestock
  2. shelter in a stable; " stable horses"
  3. showing little if any change; " a static population"
  4. maintaining equilibrium
  5. not taking part readily in chemical change
  6. firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation; " the economy is stable"
  7. resistant to change of position or condition; " a stable ladder"; " a stable peace"; " a stable relationship"; " stable prices"
  8. Firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government.
  9. Steady in purpose; constant; firm in resolution; not easily diverted from a purpose; not fickle or wavering; as, a man of stable character.
  10. Durable; not subject to overthrow or change; firm; as, a stable foundation; a stable position.
  11. To fix; to establish.
  12. A house, shed, or building, for beasts to lodge and feed in; esp., a building or apartment with stalls, for horses; as, a horse stable; a cow stable.
  13. To put or keep in a stable.
  14. To dwell or lodge in a stable; to dwell in an inclosed place; to kennel.
  15. So placed as to resist forces tending to cause motion; of such structure as to resist distortion or molecular or chemical disturbance; - said of any body or substance.
  16. A building for lodging horses, cows, etc.
  17. To lodge in such a building.
  18. Firm in purpose; steadfast; constant; firmly established; fixed; as, a stable government; having permanence.
  19. Stably.
  20. Stableness.
  21. Firm, steady, stabile.
  22. That stands firm: firmly established: durable: firm in purpose or character: constant.
  23. A building for horses and cattle.
  24. To dwell in a stable.
  25. Fixed; firm; established.
  26. Stability.
  27. To lodge in a stable.
  28. Standing firmly in place; fixed; durable.
  29. A building for horses or cattle.
  30. Firmly established; steady of purpose; fixed; firm; durable.
  31. A building for beasts, specially for horses, to lodge in.
  32. To dwell or lodge in a stable.
  33. Firmly established; fixed; durable; not fickle.
  34. A stand or house for horses.
  35. To put into or keep in a stable; to dwell in a stable.
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Usage examples for stable

  1. I say that you and your father bane by stable this evening." – The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly by Margaret Burnham
  2. It took him a long time to get acquainted, she thought; but his friendship might be all the more stable for that. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  3. My real business is not at all with the horses, but with the men in the stable – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  4. Poor Mumm's fine house looked like a stable – The Prussian Terror by Alexandre Dumas
  5. They inquired at every public house and stable in town; but it did not appear that Rugg made any stay in Boston. – Famous Stories Every Child Should Know by Various
  6. Nothing, he said, was ever stable in Japan. – Lafcadio Hearn by Nina H. Kennard
  7. In another moment they were at the stable door, before which Sybil stood, leaning on the bowed neck of her own horse, while Robert Munson held the other horse. – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  8. He said, " No, no, we have no room for you, but we can put your chicken in the stable if you like." – Europa's Fairy Book by Joseph Jacobs
  9. Nobody noticed him as he went out the kitchen door, and nobody saw him as he entered the stable and prepared his horse for the journey. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  10. He's in the stable now. – Judith of Blue Lake Ranch by Jackson Gregory
  11. Anyway, I said he might stay and lodge with our stable man. – A Bicycle of Cathay by Frank R. Stockton
  12. I have used some stable litter in the orchard, and think it pays. – The Apple by Various
  13. We had left the stable – Leaves from a Field Note-Book by J. H. Morgan
  14. Who's his stable companion? – The Ship of Stars by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  15. " There is one ready in Saxe's stable answered La Mothe. – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond
  16. They're in the stable – Prairie Flowers by James B. Hendryx
  17. Every night before going to bed, he made sure that the stable was locked and that there was plenty for her to eat. – Letters from my Windmill by Alphonse Daudet
  18. He made an orderly march toward the stable and Mrs. Darrell, remaining master of the field, busied herself with her flower garden, where Alice presently joined her. – The Squatter and the Don by C. Loyal
  19. Bert exclaimed as the cowboys started toward the stable didn't the young one show her teeth sudden?" – The Ramblin' Kid by Earl Wayland Bowman
  20. He used to do it for me, in his other stable – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony by Laura Lee Hope
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