Meaning of STABLE in English

STABLE

transcription, транскрипция: [ steɪb(ə)l ]

( stabler, stablest, stables)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

If something is stable , it is not likely to change or come to an end suddenly.

The price of oil should remain stable for the rest of 1992.

...a stable marriage.

ADJ

• sta‧bil‧ity

It was a time of political stability and progress.

N-UNCOUNT

2.

If someone has a stable personality, they are calm and reasonable and their mood does not change suddenly.

Their characters are fully formed and they are both very stable children.

≠ unstable

ADJ

3.

You can describe someone who is seriously ill as stable when their condition has stopped getting worse.

The injured man was in a stable condition.

ADJ

4.

Chemical substances are described as stable when they tend to remain in the same chemical or atomic state. ( TECHNICAL )

The less stable compounds were converted into a compound called Delta-A THC.

ADJ

5.

If an object is stable , it is firmly fixed in position and is not likely to move or fall.

This structure must be stable.

≠ unstable

ADJ

6.

A stable or stables is a building in which horses are kept.

N-COUNT

7.

A stable or stables is an organization that breeds and trains horses for racing.

Miss Curling won on two horses from Mick Trickey’s stable.

N-COUNT

8.

When horses are stabled , they are put into a stable.

The animals had been fed and stabled...

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed

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