- an establishment where racehorses are kept and trained.
- the horses belonging to, or the persons connected with, such an establishment.
- a number of people, usually in the same profession, who are employed, trained, or represented by the same company, agency, manager, etc.: a comedy show with a large stable of writers.
- the establishment that trains or manages such a group of people: two boxers from the same stable.
- a collection of items produced by or belonging to an establishment, industry, profession, or the like: The American auto industry has some new small cars in its stable.
verb (used with object), sta·bled, sta·bling.
verb (used without object), sta·bled, sta·bling.
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Origin of stable1
OTHER WORDS FROM stablesta·ble·like, adjectiveun·sta·bled, adjective
Words nearby stable
Definition for stable (2 of 2)
adjective, sta·bler, sta·blest.
Origin of stable2
OTHER WORDS FROM stablesta·ble·ness, nounstably, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for stable
These nanobodies were stable when dried and aerosolized, the researchers found, suggesting that they could be made into a nose spray.Treatments that target the coronavirus in the nose might help prevent COVID-19|Laura Sanders|September 14, 2020|Science News
Right now the livestock markets are overall not very stable.
Which creates shelf-stable foods without the use of preservatives.
A second report, based on a geotechnical and structural inspection by the Millennium Engineers Group of Pharr, Texas, also hired by the National Butterfly Center, found that the fence was stable for now, but that it faces a host of issues.New Engineering Report Finds Privately Built Border Wall Will Fail|by Jeremy Schwartz and Perla Trevizo|September 2, 2020|ProPublica
In July, researchers showed they could get a spin-orbit qubit implemented in silicon to last for about 10 milliseconds, while trapped ion qubits can stay stable for as long as 10 minutes.Could Quantum Computing Progress Be Halted by Background Radiation?|Edd Gent|August 31, 2020|Singularity Hub
At St. Barnabas Hospital, Pellerano was listed in stable condition with wounds to his chest and arm.
His lone stable was a girl from Newport News, Virginia, who had already escaped one nightmare.
The country, long viewed as stable, has recently been home to upheaval.
The areas that were once the most food stable flipped on their heads when Ebola arrived, and are now the least.
Unlike metals like iron, which rusts and corrodes dramatically, chromium remains stable after oxidation and subsequent burial.Why Did It Take So Long For Complex Life To Evolve On Earth? Blame Oxygen.|Matthew R. Francis|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Adjoining the engine-house on the other side, is the stable, where five splendid horses are kept.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Yet the word is general and apparently unconnected with the house, as it was not a stable but a boarding-house.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Dorothy led Jack off to the stable, and the half-frozen yeoman turned in to enjoy his cheerful fire.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
When she went to go into her stable, Mace slowed her down till the street cars was gone by.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher|Eleanor Gates
A broken broom, covered with very ancient cobwebs, lay under one manger, and the remnants of a stable-bucket under another.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
British Dictionary definitions for stable (1 of 2)
- the racehorses belonging to a particular establishment or owner
- the establishment itself
- (as modifier)stable companion
Word Origin for stable
British Dictionary definitions for stable (2 of 2)
Derived forms of stablestableness, nounstably, adverb
Word Origin for stable
Medical definitions for stable
Scientific definitions for stable
Idioms and Phrases with stable
see lock the barn (stable) door after the horse has bolted.