Meaning of STABLE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ steɪb(ə)l ]
( stabler, stablest, stables)
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
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.
It was a time of political stability and progress.
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.
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.
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.
If an object is stable , it is firmly fixed in position and is not likely to move or fall.
This structure must be stable.
A stable or stables is a building in which horses are kept.
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.
When horses are stabled , they are put into a stable.
The animals had been fed and stabled...
VERB : usu passive , be V-ed
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006