Definitions of stall

  1. To dwell; to kennel; to be fixed, as in mire; to be tired of eating, as cattle.
  2. To plce or keep in a stall.
  3. To furnish with stalls.
  4. To stick in mire or snow, as a wagon.
  5. To place or keep in a stall: to stop by any obstruction, or by unskilful management; as, to stall an engine.
  6. To put or keep in a stall.
  7. To come to a standstill by any obstruction.
  8. come to a stop; " The car stalled in the driveway"
  9. postpone doing what one should be doing; " He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"
  10. deliberately delay an event or action; " she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling"
  11. cause an engine to stop; " The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car"
  12. experience a stall in flight, of airplanes
  13. put into, or keep in, a stall; " Stall the horse"
  14. A stand; a station; a fixed spot; hence, the stand or place where a horse or an ox kept and fed; the division of a stable, or the compartment, for one horse, ox, or other animal.
  15. A stable; a place for cattle.
  16. A small apartment or shed in which merchandise is exposed for sale; as, a butcher's stall; a bookstall.
  17. A bench or table on which small articles of merchandise are exposed for sale.
  18. A seat in the choir of a church, for one of the officiating clergy. It is inclosed, either wholly or partially, at the back and sides. The stalls are frequently very rich, with canopies and elaborate carving.
  19. In the theater, a seat with arms or otherwise partly inclosed, as distinguished from the benches, sofas, etc.
  20. The space left by excavation between pillars. See Post and stall, under Post.
  21. To put into a stall or stable; to keep in a stall or stalls; as, to stall an ox.
  22. To place in an office with the customary formalities; to install.
  23. To plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix; as, to stall a cart.
  24. To forestall; to anticipitate. Having
  25. To keep close; to keep secret.
  26. To live in, or as in, a stall; to dwell.
  27. To kennel, as dogs.
  28. To be set, as in mire or snow; to stick fast.
  29. To be tired of eating, as cattle.
  30. To put into or keep in a stall; to instal; to fix, as in mire.
  31. To place or keep in a stall.
  32. small area set off by walls for special use
  33. small individual study area in a library
  34. a booth where articles are displayed for sale
  35. a tactic used to mislead or delay
  36. a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
  37. a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge; " the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it"
  38. A covering or sheath, as of leather, horn, of iron, for a finger or thumb; a cot; as, a thumb stall; a finger stall.
  39. An inclosed space in a stable where a horse or cow is kept and fed; a bench, table, or booth where goods are exposed for sale; a seat in the choir of a church; in Great Britain, a theater seat in the parquet or orchestra.
  40. A place where a horse or other animal stands and is fed: a division of a stable for a single animal: a stable: a bench or table on which articles are exposed for sale: the fixed seat of a church dignitary in the choir: a reserved seat in a theatre.
  41. Division of a stable for a single animal; stable; bench on which articles are exposed for sale; seat of a cathedral dignitary.
  42. A compartment in which a horse or bovine animal is confined and fed.
  43. A small booth, enclosed seat, etc.
  44. A stand or division of a stable where a horse or an ox is kept and fed; a stable; a place for cattle; a bench on which anything is exposed for sale; a business shed; the seat of a church dignitary in the choir; a reserved seat in a theatre.
  45. A place where a horse or an ox is kept and fed; a division of a stable allotted to a single horse; a small area partially enclosed, either in the open air or within a large building, where articles are exposed to sale; a small workshop; a reserved seat in a theatre; the raised seat of a dignitary of a cathedral, situated in its choir or chancel.
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