- 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.
Origin of stable1
Related formssta·ble·like, adjectiveun·sta·bled, adjective
Definition for stable (2 of 2)
adjective, sta·bler, sta·blest.
Origin of stable2
Related formssta·ble·ness, nounsta·bly, adverb
Examples from the Web for stable
At St. Barnabas Hospital, Pellerano was listed in stable condition with wounds to his chest and arm.
The country, long viewed as stable, has recently been home to upheaval.
Spencer was listed in stable condition up at the hospital as Guilavogui handed out the last copy.
The motorcyclist has since been discharged from hospital, while the taxi driver is in a 'stable' condition, the Mail reports.Prince Harry's High Speed Crash Drama Prompts Terror Alert|Tom Sykes|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The United States is now the only really powerful nation to have eased into stable democratic government from the ground up.
There was a large yard at the back, and in one corner of it was the shed, which did duty for a stable.Under the Red Crescent|Charles S. Ryan
Having issued this second edition of his interesting narrative, the landlord enters the stable.The Lock And Key Library|Various
Above this temperature the anhydrous salt is the stable solid phase.The Phase Rule and Its Applications|Alexander Findlay
Trotting, prancing, and snorting as they came down the lane, they settled down once they were in the stable lot.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
They went to unload shakes and poles for stable from a barge.An Artilleryman's Diary|Jenkin Lloyd Jones
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 Formsstableness, nounstably, adverb
Word Origin for stable
Medicine definitions for stable
Science definitions for stable
Idioms and Phrases with stable
see lock the barn (stable) door after the horse has bolted.