Meaning of STALL in English


vi to kennel, as dogs.

2. stall ·vi a stable; a place for cattle.

3. stall ·vt to keep close; to keep secret.

4. stall ·vi to be tired of eating, as cattle.

5. stall ·vi to be set, as in mire or snow; to stick fast.

6. stall ·vt to fatten; as, to stall cattle.

7. stall ·vt to forestall; to anticipitate. having.

8. stall ·vi to live in, or as in, a stall; to dwell.

9. stall ·vi a bench or table on which small articles of merchandise are exposed for sale.

10. stall ·vt to place in an office with the customary formalities; to install.

11. stall ·vi the space left by excavation between pillars. ·see post and stall, under post.

12. stall ·vt to put into a stall or stable; to keep in a stall or stalls; as, to stall an ox.

13. stall ·vi a small apartment or shed in which merchandise is exposed for sale; as, a butcher's stall; a bookstall.

14. stall ·vi in the theater, a seat with arms or otherwise partly inclosed, as distinguished from the benches, sofas, ·etc.

15. stall ·add. ·noun a covering or sheath, as of leather, horn, of iron, for a finger or thumb; a cot; as, a thumb stall; a finger stall.

xvi. stall ·vt to plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix; as, to stall a cart.

xvii. stall ·vi a stand; a station; a fixed spot; hence, the stand or place where a horse or an ox kept and fed; the division of a stable, or the compartment, for one horse, ox, or other animal.

xviii. stall ·vi a seat in the choir of a church, for one of the officiating clergy. it is inclosed, either wholly or partially, at the back and sides. the stalls are frequently very rich, with canopies and elaborate carving.

Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Webster.