Meaning of STABLE in English

STABLE

(~r, ~st, ~s)

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

1.

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

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

...a ~ marriage.

ADJ

stability

It was a time of political stability and progress.

N-UNCOUNT

2.

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

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

? un~

ADJ

3.

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

The injured man was in a ~ condition.

ADJ

4.

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

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

ADJ

5.

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

This structure must be ~.

? un~

ADJ

6.

A ~ or ~s is a building in which horses are kept.

N-COUNT

7.

A ~ or ~s is an organization that breeds and trains horses for racing.

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

N-COUNT

8.

When horses are ~d, they are put into a ~.

The animals had been fed and ~d...

VERB: usu passive, be V-ed

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