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stable at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


stable at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3 adj [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: estable, from Latin stabilis, from stare 'to stand']//
1 steady and not likely to move or change: → unstable// stability// --A wide base will make the structure much more stable.// in a stable condition BrE // /in stable condition AmE // --He is said to be in a stable condition in hospital.// --Children like a stable environment.//
2 calm, reasonable, and not easy to upset: → unstable// --He was clearly not a very stable person.//
3 technical a stable substance tends to stay in the same chemical or atomic state: → unstable// -- stably adv //
stable 2 n [C] [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: estable, from Latin stabulum, from stare; STABLE1]//
1 a building where horses are kept:
2 stables [plural] a place where horses are kept and that often gives riding lessons:
3 a group of racing horses that has one owner or trainer:
4 a group of people working for the same company or with the same trainer: --actors from the same Hollywood stable//
5 shut/close the stable door after the horse has bolted: BrE to try to prevent something when it is too late and harm has already been done//
stable 3 v [T] to put or keep a horse in a stable//

stable at French => English Of Explained:


stable at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

413 Moby Thesaurus words for "stable":
Augean stables, abiding, accordant, accountable, adamantine,
age group, age-long, aged, alike, ancient, antique, articulated,
assiduous, automatic, balanced, band, barn, battalion, bed,
beleaguer, berth, beset, besiege, bevy, billet, blockade, body,
bound, box in, brigade, bulky, bunch, bunk, byre, cabal, cage,
calculable, cast, catenated, ceaseless, chamber, changeless,
chastened, chronic, clique, close in, cohort, company, compass,
competent, complement, concatenated, connected, consistent,
consonant, constant, constrained, contain, contingent, continual,
continued, continuing, continuous, controlled, cool, coop, coop in,
coop up, cordon, cordon off, corps, corral, correspondent, coterie,
covey, cowbarn, cowbyre, cowhouse, cowshed, crew, crowd, cyclical,
deep-rooted, dense, dependable, detachment, detail, devoted,
diligent, direct, diuturnal, division, dogged, domicile,
domiciliate, dump, durable, encircle, enclose, encompass, endless,
enduring, enshrine, entry, equable, equal, established, even,
evergreen, faction, fail-safe, faithful, faithworthy, fast,
favorite, featureless, fence in, fiducial, firm, firm as Gibraltar,
fixed, flat, fleet, frozen, gang, gapless, group, grouping,
groupment, guaranteed, harbor, hard, hardy, harmless, heavy,
hedge in, hem in, hole, homogeneous, house, house in, hovel,
hushed, immediate, immobile, immutable, imperturbable, impound,
imprison, in control, in equilibrium, in hand, in-group,
inalterable, incarcerate, incessant, include, indefatigable,
indomitable, industrious, infrangible, insistent, intact,
interminable, intransient, invariable, inveterate, invincible,
inviolate, invulnerable, jail, joined, jointless, junta, kennel,
lasting, leaguer, level, limited, linked, lodge, long-lasting,
long-lived, long-standing, long-term, longeval, longevous, loyal,
macrobiotic, made of iron, marble-constant, massive, measured,
mechanical, methodic, mew, mew up, mews, mob, monolithic,
monotonous, movement, mudder, never-ending, never-tiring, nonstop,
obstinate, of a piece, of long duration, of long standing, ordered,
orderly, out-group, outfit, pack, party, patient, patient as Job,
peer group, pen, pen in, perdurable, perduring, perennial,
periodic, permanent, perpetual, perseverant, persevering,
persistent, persisting, pertinacious, pesthole, phalanx, pigpen,
pigsty, plague spot, plate horse, plater, platoon, plodding,
plugging, pocket, poised, pole horse, pony, posse, predictable,
preoccupied, put up, quarantine, quarter, quelled, quiescent,
race horse, racer, rail in, rapt, reasonable, recurrent, regiment,
regular, relentless, reliable, remaining, repetitive, resolute,
responsible, restrained, rigid, riskless, robotlike, rookery, room,
round-the-clock, rugged, running, safe, salon, sane, seamless,
secure, sedulous, sempervirent, sensible, serried, set, shelter,
shrine, shut in, shut up, single-minded, sleepless, slogging, slum,
smooth, solid, sound, squad, stabile, stake horse, staker, stall,
starter, static, stationary, staunch, staying, steadfast, steady,
steeplechaser, stout, straight, string, strong, stubborn, sturdy,
sty, subdued, substantial, sure, surefire, surround, sustained,
systematic, team, tempered, tenacious, tenement, the slums,
tireless, torpid, tough, tribe, troop, troupe, true, true-blue,
trustworthy, trusty, twenty-four-hour, unabating, unalterable,
unaltered, unassailable, unbreakable, unbroken, unceasing,
unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, unchecked, unconquerable,
undangerous, undaunted, undestroyed, undeviating, undifferentiated,
undiscouraged, undiversified, undrooping, unending, unfading,
unfailing, unfaltering, unflagging, unflappable, unflinching,
unhazardous, uniform, unintermitted, unintermittent,
unintermitting, uninterrupted, unnodding, unperilous, unprecarious,
unrelaxing, unrelenting, unrelieved, unremitting, unrisky,
unruffled, unshakable, unshifting, unsleeping, unstopped,
unswerving, untiring, unvaried, unvarying, unwavering, unwearied,
unwearying, unwinking, unyielding, utterly attentive, vital,
wall in, warranteed, warren, weariless, well-balanced, well-built,
well-constructed, well-founded, well-grounded, well-made, wing,
without nerves, wrap, yard, yard up

stable at French => English Of Explained:

stable [stabl]

stable at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Permanence): stable, persisting, permanent, established, unchanged, intact, inviolate, persistent, unfailing, undestroyed, unrepealed, conservative, stationary.

[ADJ] (Stability): unchangeable, immutable, unaltered, unalterable, constant, permanent, invariable, undeviating, stable, durable, perennial, fixed, steadfast, firm, fast, steady, immovable, irremovable, rooted, settled, incontrovertible.

[ADJ] (Stillness): quiet, quiescent, still, motionless, unmoving, fixed, stationary, immobile, immobilized, at a standstill, sedentary, becalmed, stagnant, undisturbed, unruffled, calm, restful, immovable, stable, sleeping, inactive, silent.

stable at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, noun, verb
1 firmly fixed; not likely to move, change or fail
stable prices / employment * a stable relationship * This ladder doesn't seem very stable. * The patient's condition is stable (= it is not getting worse). * The situation in the country has remained relatively stable for a few months now.
2 (of a person) calm and reasonable; not easily upset
Mentally, she is not very stable.
3 (technical) (of a substance) staying in the same chemical or ATOMIC state:
chemically stable * an element forming stable compounds
stably adverb
1 [C] a building in which horses are kept:
The horse was led back to its stable.
2 (BrE also stables) [C+sing./pl. v.] an organization that keeps horses for a particular purpose: (BrE) a riding / racing stables * His stables are near Oxford.
3 [C] a group of RACEHORSES owned or trained by the same person:
There have been just three winners from his stable this season.
4 [sing.] a group of people who work or trained in the same place; a group of products made by the same company:
actors from the same stable * the latest printer from the Epson stable
close, lock, etc. the stable door after the horse has bolted (BrE) (AmE close, etc. the barn door after the horse has escaped) to try to prevent or avoid loss or damage when it is already too late to do so
verb [VN] to put or keep a horse in a stable:
Where do you stable your pony?
stable adj. (=/= unstable)
stability n. (=/= instability)
stabilize v.

Stable at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Stable \Sta"ble\, a. (Physics)
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.

Stable \Sta"ble\, v. t.
To fix; to establish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Stable \Sta"ble\, n. [OF. estable, F. ['e]table, from L.
stabulum, fr. stare to stand. See {Stand}, v. i.]
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. --Milton.

{Stable fly} (Zo["o]l.), a common dipterous fly ({Stomoxys
calcitrans}) which is abundant about stables and often
enters dwellings, especially in autumn. These files,
unlike the common house files, which they resemble, bite
severely, and are troublesome to horses and cattle.

Stable \Sta"ble\, a. [OE. estable, F. stable, fr. L. stabilis,
fr. stare to stand. See {Stand}, v. i. and cf. {Establish}.]
1. Firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or
overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government.

In this region of chance, . . . where nothing is
stable. --Rogers.

2. Steady in purpose; constant; firm in resolution; not
easily diverted from a purpose; not fickle or wavering;
as, a man of stable character.

And to her husband ever meek and stable. --Chaucer.

3. Durable; not subject to overthrow or change; firm; as, a
stable foundation; a stable position.

{Stable equibrium} (Mech.), the kind of equilibrium of a body
so placed that if disturbed it returns to its former
position, as in the case when the center of gravity is
below the point or axis of support; -- opposed to
{unstable equilibrium}, in which the body if disturbed
does not tend to return to its former position, but to
move farther away from it, as in the case of a body
supported at a point below the center of gravity. Cf.
{Neutral equilibrium}, under {Neutral}.

Syn: Fixed; steady; constant; abiding; strong; durable; firm.

Stable \Sta"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stabled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
To put or keep in a stable.

Stable \Sta"ble\, v. i.
To dwell or lodge in a stable; to dwell in an inclosed place;
to kennel. --Milton.

stable at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a farm building for housing horses or other livestock [syn:
{stalls}, {horse barn}]

v : shelter in a stable; "stable horses"

adj 1: resistant to change of position or condition; "a stable
ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship";
"stable prices" [ant: {unstable}]
2: firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation; "the
economy is stable"
3: not taking part readily in chemical change
4: maintaining equilibrium
5: showing little if any change; "a static population" [syn: {static},

stable at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » dab=stable (disambiguation)|stable


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈsteɪ.bəl/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"stEi.b@l/
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪbəl

    Etymology 1

    Inter: wikipedi » a

Inter: etyl » enm, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » estable|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » stabulum||stall, stand|lang=la
Inter: etyl » enm, from Inter: etyl » xno; Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » estable|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » stabilis|lang=la (itself from Inter: term » stare||stand|lang=la + Inter: term » -abilis||able|lang=la)


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A building, wing or dependency set apart and adapted for lodging and feeding (and training) animals with hoofs, especially horses
    1. Inter: metonym » y all the racehorses of a particular stable, i.e. belonging to a given owner.
      Inter: trans-top » building for animals with hoofs

  • Armenian: Inter: t+ » hy|ախոռ|tr=axoṙ
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|establu|m
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|estable|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|馬厩|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|马厩|tr=mǎjiù|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|馬棚|sc=Hans, Inter: t » cmn|马棚|tr=mǎpénɡ|sc=Hans
  • Crimean Tatar: Inter: tø » crh|aran, Inter: tø » crh|dam
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|stáj|f, Inter: t- » cs|konírna|f, Inter: t+ » cs|maštal|f
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|stald
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|stal
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|stalo
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|talli
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|étable, Inter: t+ » fr|écurie|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Stall|m, Inter: qualifier » horse Inter: t+ » de|Pferdestall|m
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|רפת|f|tr=refet|sc=Hebr
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|gripahús|n
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|stalla|f, Inter: t+ » it|scuderia|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|馬小屋|tr=うまごや, umagoya|sc=Jpan
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|stall|m
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|stajnia|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|estábulo|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|staul, Inter: t- » ro|grajd|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|конюшня|f|tr=konjúšnja, Inter: t+ » ru|хлев|m|tr=xlev, Inter: t+ » ru|стойло|n|tr=stójlo|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|stàball|m
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|стаја|f, Inter: t- » sh|штала|f, Inter: t- » sh|стајница|f, Inter: t- » sh|коњушарница|f
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|staja|f|alt=stȁja, Inter: t- » sh|štala|f|alt=štȁla, Inter: t- » sh|stajnica|f, Inter: t- » sh|konjušarnica|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|establo|m, Inter: t- » es|caballeriza|f
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|stajňa|f, Inter: t- » sk|maštaľ|f
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|imarika
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|stall|n
    • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|గుర్రపు శాల|tr=gurrapu Saala|sc=Telu
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|lecek

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » building for horses
    • Armenian: Inter: t+ » hy|ախոռ|tr=axoṙ
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|paardenstal
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|écurie
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Stall|m, Inter: t+ » de|Pferdestall|m, Inter: t+ » de|Rennstall|m
    • Greek: Inter: t- » el|σταύλος|sc=Grek
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|hesthús|n
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|scuderia|f, Inter: t- » it|scuderie|p
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|stall|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|cavalariça|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|grajd de cai|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|конюшня|f|tr=konjúšnja|sc=Cyrl
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|stàball|m
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|стаја|f, Inter: t- » sh|штала|f
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|staja|f, Inter: t- » sh|štala|f
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|koniareň|f, Inter: t- » sk|stajňa|f
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|imarika
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|stall|n
  • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|lecek, Inter: qualifier » horse Inter: t+ » vo|jevodalecek, Inter: qualifier » horse Inter: t- » vo|rönajevodalecek, Inter: qualifier » riding Inter: t- » vo|monitajevodalecek

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » stable for oxen, cows, cattle
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|գոմ|tr=gom
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|étable|f
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Ochsenstall|m, Inter: t+ » de|Kuhstall|m
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|fjós|n
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|fjøs|n

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|grajd
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|volarnica|f
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|maštaľ|f
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|ustawi, Inter: t+ » sw|imarika
  • Volapük: Inter: qualifier » ox Inter: t- » vo|jobubalecek, Inter: qualifier » cattle Inter: t- » vo|bubalecek, Inter: qualifier » cattle Inter: t+ » vo|veteralecek, Inter: qualifier » cow Inter: t- » vo|kunalecek, Inter: qualifier » bull Inter: t- » vo|toralecek

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » stabl|ing
  • Inter: transitiv » e to put or keep (horse) in a stable.
    1. Inter: rail transport » transitive to park (a rail vehicle)
      Derived terms
      * Inter: sense » rail transport outstable
      Related terms
      * stabled

  • stabler
  • stable-boy
  • stable-hand
    Inter: trans-top » put or keep in a stable
  • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|kraouiañ
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|stalde
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|stallen
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|établer

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t- » de|stallen
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|σταβλίζω|tr=stavlízo|sc=Grek
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|ustawi

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » rail transport: park
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|imarika

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » stabilis|lang=la (itself from Inter: term » stare||stand|lang=la + Inter: term » -abilis||able|lang=la)


    Inter: en-adj » stabler|stablest|more
  • Relatively unchanging, permanent; firmly fixed or established, consistent, not easily to be moved, changed, unbalanced, destroyed or altered in value.
    1. : He was in a stable relationship.
      Inter: trans-top » relatively unchanging

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|ثابت|tr=ṯābit
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|estable
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|стабилен|tr=stabílen|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|estable
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|穩重|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|稳重|tr=wěnzhòng|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|穩定|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|稳定|tr=wěndìng|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|安定|tr=āndìng|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|堅固|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|坚固|tr=jiāngù|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|stabilní|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|stabil
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|stabiel
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|vakaa, Inter: t+ » fi|tasainen
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|stable
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|estable, Inter: t+ » gl|estábel
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|stabil
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|σταθερός|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|ευσταθής|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|יציב|m|tr=yatsiv
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|安定|tr=あんていした, antei shita|alt=安定した|sc=Jpan
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|stabilis, Inter: t- » la|firmus
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|stabil
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|stabilny
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|estável
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|stabil
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|стабильный|tr=stabílʹnyj
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|seasmhach
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|stabilný
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|estable
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|imarika, Inter: t+ » sw|ustawi
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|stabil
    • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|స్థిర|tr=sthira|sc=Telu, Inter: t- » te|స్థిరమైన|tr=sthiramaina|sc=Telu
    • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|sefydlog

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * ablest, ablets, bastle, bleats, tables
    Category: Category:en:Horses -



    * Inter: audio » Fr-stable.ogg|Audio


    Inter: fr-adj-m » f
  • stable (all senses)


    * instable

    Related terms

    * stabiliser
    • stabilité


      * baltes, tables

    Translation: cs » stable
    Translation: cy » stable
    Translation: et » stable
    Translation: el » stable
    Translation: es » stable
    Translation: eo » stable
    Translation: fa » stable
    Translation: fr » stable
    Translation: ko » stable
    Translation: hr » stable
    Translation: io » stable
    Translation: id » stable
    Translation: it » stable
    Translation: kn » stable
    Translation: sw » stable
    Translation: lt » stable
    Translation: hu » stable
    Translation: mg » stable
    Translation: ml » stable
    Translation: my » stable
    Translation: nl » stable
    Translation: ja » stable
    Translation: pl » stable
    Category: simple:stable -
    Translation: fi » stable
    Translation: sv » stable
    Translation: ta » stable
    Translation: te » stable
    Translation: th » stable
    Translation: tr » stable
    Translation: vi » stable
    Translation: zh » stable