Meaning of STABLE in English


I. noun see: stand Date: 13th century a building in which domestic animals are sheltered and fed, 2. the racehorses of one owner, a group of people (as athletes, writers, or performers) under one management, the racing cars of one owner, group , collection , ~man noun II. verb (~d; stabling) Date: 14th century transitive verb to put or keep in a ~, intransitive verb to dwell in or as if in a ~, III. adjective (~r; ~st) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French e~, ~, from Latin stabilis, from stare to stand Date: 13th century 1. firmly established ; fixed , steadfast , not changing or fluctuating ; unvarying , permanent , enduring , 2. steady in purpose ; firm in resolution, not subject to insecurity or emotional illness ; sane , rational , 3. a. placed so as to resist forces tending to cause motion or change of motion, designed so as to develop forces that restore the original condition when disturbed from a condition of equilibrium or steady motion, b. not readily altering in chemical makeup or physical state , not spontaneously radioactive, see: lasting ~ness noun stably adverb

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