Meaning of STABLE in English



Pronunciation: ' st ā -b ə l

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French estable, stable, from Latin stabulum, from stare to stand ― more at STAND

Date: 13th century

1 : a building in which domestic animals are sheltered and fed especially : such a building having stalls or compartments <a horse stable >

2 a : the racehorses of one owner b : a group of people (as athletes, writers, or performers) under one management c : the racing cars of one owner d : GROUP , COLLECTION

– sta · ble · man \ -m ə n, - ˌ man \ noun

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