Dictionary.com

stool

[ stool ]
/ stul /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: stool / stooled / stooling on Thesaurus.com

noun

verb (used without object)

to put forth shoots from the base or root, as a plant; form a stool.
Slang. to turn informer; serve as a stool pigeon.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Idioms for stool

    fall between two stools, to fail, through hesitation or indecision, to select either of two alternatives.

Origin of stool

before 900; Middle English; Old English stōl; cognate with German Stuhl,Old Norse stōll,Gothic stols chair; all <Germanic *stō- (<Indo-European root of stand) + *-l- suffix; akin to OCS stolŭ throne
stoollike, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for stool

stool
/ (stuːl) /

noun

verb (intr)

(of a plant) to send up shoots from the base of the stem, rootstock, etc
to lure wildfowl with a decoy
Old English stōl; related to Old Norse stōll, Gothic stōls, Old High German stuol chair, Greek stulos pillar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for stool

stool
[ stōōl ]

n.

Evacuated fecal matter.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Idioms and Phrases with stool

stool

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
Learning At Home Just Got Easier!