Definitions of stool

  1. solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
  2. have a bowel movement; " The dog had made in the flower beds"
  3. lure with a stool, as of wild fowl
  4. a simple seat without a back or arms
  5. grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers
  6. react to a decoy, of wildfowl
  7. ( forestry) the stump of a tree that has been felled or headed for the production of saplings
  8. A plant from which layers are propagated by bending its branches into the soil.
  9. To ramfy; to tiller, as grain; to shoot out suckers.
  10. A single seat with three or four legs and without a back, made in various forms for various uses.
  11. A seat used in evacuating the bowels; hence, an evacuation; a discharge from the bowels.
  12. A stool pigeon, or decoy bird.
  13. A small channel on the side of a vessel, for the dead- eyes of the backstays.
  14. A bishop's seat or see; a bishop- stool.
  15. A bench or form for resting the feet or the knees; a footstool; as, a kneeling stool.
  16. Material, such as oyster shells, spread on the sea bottom for oyster spat to adhere to.
  17. A seat without a back, intended for one person; an emptying of the bowels; a pole to which a bird, as a pigeon, is fastened to entice other birds within range: stool pigeon, a pigeon, used as a decoy; a person used to entice others into a snare; a police spy.
  18. A seat without a back: the seat used in evacuating the bowels: the act of evacuating the bowels.
  19. Seat without a back, for one person.
  20. A backless seat for one person; any low support.
  21. A seat without a back; a little form with three or four legs as a seat for one person; a seat used in evacuating the bowels; an evacuation; a sucker.
  22. To ramify; to send out suckers. Stool of repentance, in Scotland, an elevated seat in the church, on which persons formerly sat, during service, as a punishment for fornication and adultery.
  23. To ramify; to tiller, as grain; to shoot out suckers.
  24. A small seat without a back; a little form; the seat for evacuating the bowels; the act itself; the evacuations of the bowels.
  25. To send out suckers.

Usage examples for stool

  1. If he were to go back to his law- stool, I have no doubt that Redworth would manage to help him. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. I dropped on the stool by the table. – Joe Wilson and His Mates by Henry Lawson
  3. He sat down on the piano stool and drew her on to his knees. – Bertha Garlan by Arthur Schnitzler
  4. A low stool stands before it. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  5. She went over to the fire, and she took a stool and sat down before the other woman. – The Aran Islands by John M. Synge
  6. The evening rush had begun, and Malone found himself a stool simply by slipping into one while a drinker's back was turned. – The Impossibles by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  7. De Spain cut off the lights, threw open the front door, and in the darkness sat down on the piano stool. – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  8. Patty's treat was to stay at home, or walk about with her papa; and when he sat by the fire in an evening, after the other children were gone to bed, she would bring a stool, and, placing it against his feet, would sit down upon it and lean her head against his knee. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  9. He slid off his stool again, saying: 'Major, I guess I'm all in. – Tales of the Road by Charles N. Crewdson
  10. The floor was bare; the furniture, a table and chair, with a stool for John. – Nautilus by Laura E. Richards
  11. The only furniture I saw in the place was two chairs, a table, a large stool, a cheap clock, and a few pots. – Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh
  12. He saw the woman on the ground, and his brother holding the stool. – Eastern Shame Girl The Wedding of Ya-Nei; A Strange Destiny; The Error of the Embroidered Slipper; The Counterfeit Old Woman; The Monastery of the Esteemed-Lotus; A Complicated Marriage by Charles Georges Souli
  13. So Olly went gently up behind his mother, climbed on a stool at the back of her chair, and kissed her softly three times at the back of her head. – Milly and Olly by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  14. He dragged his stool nearer. – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  15. Mrs. Burrell sat down on a stool at her husband's feet, and gazed at him and the child in silence for some time. – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  16. Hallie rose from her low stool, and stood gazing at Helen. – Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches by Joel Chandler Harris
  17. He took his place on the high stool; he squared his shoulders; looked around; waved his stick. – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
  18. He ate his lunch from the top of a tall stool. – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  19. I quickly replaced the stool, and I went away. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  20. She was seated against the south wall of the tower, on a stool, I thought, or small table. – The Seaboard Parish Volume 1 by George MacDonald