Definitions of stalk

  1. To walk with high and proud steps; to walk behind a stalking- horse or behind a cover.
  2. To approach stelathily, as in hunting.
  3. To pace in dignified manner.
  4. To approach quietly and under cover so as to kill, as game.
  5. To approach secretly in order to kill, as deer.
  6. To approach covertly, as game.
  7. To walk with high and proud steps; to creep toward game stealthily.
  8. To walk as on stilts: to walk with long, slow steps: to walk behind a stalking- horse: to pursue game by approaching behind covers.
  9. To walk with long slow strides; to pursue game by approaching under cover.
  10. go through ( an area) in search of prey; " stalk the woods for deer"
  11. follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to; " her ex- boyfriend stalked her"; " the ghost of her mother haunted her"
  12. The stem or main axis of a plant; as, a stalk of wheat, rye, or oats; the stalks of maize or hemp.
  13. The petiole, pedicel, or peduncle, of a plant.
  14. That which resembes the stalk of a plant, as the stem of a quill.
  15. An ornament in the Corinthian capital resembling the stalk of a plant, from which the volutes and helices spring.
  16. One of the two upright pieces of a ladder.
  17. A stem or peduncle, as of certain barnacles and crinoids.
  18. The narrow basal portion of the abdomen of a hymenopterous insect.
  19. The peduncle of the eyes of decapod crustaceans.
  20. To walk slowly and cautiously; to walk in a stealthy, noiseless manner; -- sometimes used with a reflexive pronoun.
  21. To walk behind something as a screen, for the purpose of approaching game; to proceed under clover.
  22. To walk with high and proud steps; usually implying the affectation of dignity, and indicating dislike. The word is used, however, especially by the poets, to express dignity of step.
  23. To approach under cover of a screen, or by stealth, for the purpose of killing, as game.
  24. A high, proud, stately step or walk.
  25. To approach warily and under cover so as to kill, as deer.
  26. To walk with high and affected steps; to creep along softly and warily.
  27. a stiff or threatening gait
  28. material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
  29. the act of following prey stealthily
  30. a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
  31. The act or process of stalking.
  32. The stem or main axis of a plant; the support which attaches a flower or fruit to a plant or tree; anything like a stalk; a high, proud, stately step; the act of approaching game stealthily.
  33. The stem of a plant: the stem on which a flower or fruit grows: the stem of a quill.
  34. STALKER.
  35. Stem of a plant; stem.
  36. A stem, as of a plant.
  37. The stem or main axis of a plant; the peduncle of a flower; the stein of a quill; anything similar to a stalk.
  38. A proud stately step or walk.
  39. The stem or main prop of a plant; the stem or support which attaches a flower or fruit to a plant or tree; anything resembling a stalk; a very long chimney attached to a public work.
  40. The stem or axis supporting outgrowths; a stem- like structure in animals, as in some Alcyonaria.
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