- 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.
Origin of stable1
OTHER WORDS FROM stablesta·ble·like, adjectiveun·sta·bled, adjective
Other definitions for stable (2 of 2)
Origin of stable2
OTHER WORDS FROM stablesta·ble·ness, nounstably, adverb
How to use stable in a sentence
He was feeling more stable and had cut back—at least temporarily—on his drinking.The Synchronicity of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung - Issue 93: Forerunners|Paul Halpern|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
Moderna said on Monday that new stability data showed its vaccine is stable at refrigerator temperatures for 30 days, much longer than a previously estimated seven days.Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine is 94.5% effective|kdunn6|November 16, 2020|Fortune
Compared to influenza viruses, coronaviruses are more stable and less likely to evolve in response to pre-existing immunity.
Rubin said a person’s “bank” of risk should be even lower in winter because respiratory viruses like the coronavirus are more stable in dry, colder air.At dinner parties and game nights, casual American life is fueling the coronavirus surge|Karin Brulliard|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Part of what made the mass distribution of smallpox vaccine possible is that it was heat stable, meaning that it did not need to be refrigerated.The secret weapon for distributing a potential covid-19 vaccine|Joanna Radin|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
And so we seem to be caught in what Bryan Caplan terms “a stably wasteful equilibrium”.
The assumption of a stably uniform environment (even the hankering for one) expresses a fiction due to attachment to old habits.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
Aurora often wondered what would become of Miss Stably when she departed this life, and left her knitting behind her.The Opal Serpent|Fergus Hume
No one stably or sincerely uses the more critical notion, of a group of sense-qualities united by a law.Pragmatism|William James
The king promised on his word to abide firmly and stably by what they should decree.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Indeed it could not have been stably solved without certain assurances from them.
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
Other Idioms and Phrases with stable
see lock the barn (stable) door after the horse has bolted.