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sta·ble 1

 (stā′bəl)
adj. sta·bler, sta·blest
1.
a. Resistant to change of position or condition; not easily moved or disturbed: a house built on stable ground; a stable platform.
b. Not subject to sudden or extreme change or fluctuation: a stable economy; a stable currency.
c. Maintaining equilibrium; self-restoring: a stable aircraft.
2. Enduring or permanent: a stable peace.
3.
a. Consistent or dependable: She has been stable in her support for the project.
b. Not showing or marked by erratic or volatile emotions or behavior: He remained stable even after he lost his job.
4. Physics Having no known mode of decay; indefinitely long-lived. Used of atomic particles.
5. Chemistry Not easily decomposed or otherwise modified chemically.

[Middle English, from Old French estable, from Latin stabilis; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

sta′ble·ness n.
sta′bly adv.

sta·ble 2

 (stā′bəl)
n.
1.
a. A building for the shelter and feeding of certain domestic animals, especially horses.
b. A group of animals lodged in such a building.
2.
a. All the racehorses belonging to a single owner or racing establishment.
b. The personnel employed to keep and train such a group of racehorses.
3. A group, as of athletes or entertainers, under common management: a stable of prizefighters.
v. sta·bled, sta·bling, sta·bles
v.tr.
To put or keep in a stable.
v.intr.
To live in a stable.

[Middle English, from Old French estable, from Latin stabulum, stable, standing place; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

stable

(ˈsteɪbəl)
n
1. (Agriculture) a building, usually consisting of stalls, for the lodging of horses or other livestock
2. (Agriculture) the animals lodged in such a building, collectively
3. (Horse Racing)
a. the racehorses belonging to a particular establishment or owner
b. the establishment itself
c. (as modifier): stable companion.
4. informal a source of training, such as a school, theatre, etc: the two athletes were out of the same stable.
5. a number of people considered as a source of a particular talent: a stable of writers.
6. (modifier) of, relating to, or suitable for a stable: stable manners.
vb
(Agriculture) to put, keep, or be kept in a stable
[C13: from Old French estable cowshed, from Latin stabulum shed, from stāre to stand]

stable

(ˈsteɪbəl)
adj
1. steady in position or balance; firm
2. lasting or permanent: a stable relationship.
3. steadfast or firm of purpose
4. (General Physics) (of an elementary particle, atomic nucleus, etc) not undergoing decay; not radioactive: a stable nuclide.
5. (Chemistry) (of a chemical compound) not readily partaking in a chemical change
6. (Electronics) (of electronic equipment) with no tendency to self-oscillation
[C13: from Old French estable, from Latin stabilis steady, from stāre to stand]
ˈstableness n
ˈstably adv

sta•ble1

(ˈsteɪ bəl)

n., v. -bled, -bling. n.
1. a building, usu. with stalls, for the lodging and feeding of horses, cattle, etc.
2. a collection of animals housed in such a building.
3.
a. an establishment where racehorses are kept and trained.
b. the horses belonging to, or the persons connected with, such an establishment.
4.
a. a number of people, as athletes, writers, or performers, who are employed, trained, or represented by the same company, agency, manager, etc.
b. the establishment that trains or manages such a group.
c. a collection of items produced by or belonging to an establishment, industry, etc.
v.t.
5. to put or lodge in or as if in a stable.
v.i.
6. to live in or as if in a stable.
[1200–50; Middle English < Old French estable < Latin stabulum=sta-, s. of stāre to stand]

sta•ble2

(ˈsteɪ bəl)

adj. -bler, -blest.
1. not likely to fall, give way, or overturn; firm; steady.
2. able or likely to continue or last; firmly established; enduring or permanent: a stable government.
3. resistant to sudden change or deterioration: a stable currency.
4. not wavering or changeable in character or purpose; dependable; steadfast.
5. not subject to emotional instability or illness; sane; mentally sound.
6. having the ability to react to a disturbing force by maintaining or reestablishing position, form, etc.
7. not readily decomposing, as a chemical compound; resisting chemical, molecular, or nuclear change.
8. (of a patient's condition) exhibiting no significant change.
[1225–75; Middle English < Old French estable < Latin stabilis, derivative of stāre to stand]
sta′ble•ness, n.

sta·ble

(stā′bəl)
1. Not likely to change spontaneously into a nucleus or atomic particle with less mass. For example, the most common isotope of carbon, carbon 12, is stable.
2. Relating to a chemical compound that does not easily decompose or change into other compounds or into elements. Water is an example of a stable compound.
3. Relating to an atom or chemical element that is unlikely to share electrons with another atom or element; unreactive.

Stable

 horses collectively.
Examples: stable of asses, 1576; of brave horses, 1700.

stable


Past participle: stabled
Gerund: stabling

Imperative
stable
stable
Present
I stable
you stable
he/she/it stables
we stable
you stable
they stable
Preterite
I stabled
you stabled
he/she/it stabled
we stabled
you stabled
they stabled
Present Continuous
I am stabling
you are stabling
he/she/it is stabling
we are stabling
you are stabling
they are stabling
Present Perfect
I have stabled
you have stabled
he/she/it has stabled
we have stabled
you have stabled
they have stabled
Past Continuous
I was stabling
you were stabling
he/she/it was stabling
we were stabling
you were stabling
they were stabling
Past Perfect
I had stabled
you had stabled
he/she/it had stabled
we had stabled
you had stabled
they had stabled
Future
I will stable
you will stable
he/she/it will stable
we will stable
you will stable
they will stable
Future Perfect
I will have stabled
you will have stabled
he/she/it will have stabled
we will have stabled
you will have stabled
they will have stabled
Future Continuous
I will be stabling
you will be stabling
he/she/it will be stabling
we will be stabling
you will be stabling
they will be stabling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stabling
you have been stabling
he/she/it has been stabling
we have been stabling
you have been stabling
they have been stabling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stabling
you will have been stabling
he/she/it will have been stabling
we will have been stabling
you will have been stabling
they will have been stabling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stabling
you had been stabling
he/she/it had been stabling
we had been stabling
you had been stabling
they had been stabling
Conditional
I would stable
you would stable
he/she/it would stable
we would stable
you would stable
they would stable
Past Conditional
I would have stabled
you would have stabled
he/she/it would have stabled
we would have stabled
you would have stabled
they would have stabled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stable - a farm building for housing horses or other livestockstable - a farm building for housing horses or other livestock
farm building - a building on a farm
livery stable - stable where horses and vehicles are kept for hire
stall - a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
Verb1.stable - shelter in a stable; "stable horses"
animal husbandry - breeding and caring for farm animals
shelter - provide shelter for; "After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"
Adj.1.stable - resistant to change of position or condition; "a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices"
constant - steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection; "a man constant in adherence to his ideals"; "a constant lover"; "constant as the northern star"
lasting, permanent - continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place; "permanent secretary to the president"; "permanent address"; "literature of permanent value"
steady - not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer"
unstable - lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy"
2.stable - firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation; "the economy is stable"
sound - financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy"
3.stable - not taking part readily in chemical change
unreactive - (chemistry) not reacting chemically
4.stable - maintaining equilibrium
balanced - being in a state of proper equilibrium; "the carefully balanced seesaw"; "a properly balanced symphony orchestra"; "a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history"; "a balanced blend of whiskeys"; "the educated man shows a balanced development of all his powers"
5.stable - showing little if any change; "a static population"
unchangeable - not changeable or subject to change; "a fixed and unchangeable part of the germ plasm"-Ashley Montagu; "the unchangeable seasons"; "one of the unchangeable facts of life"

stable

stable

adjective
1. Not easily moved or shaken:
2. Firmly settled or positioned:
3. Consistently reliable, especially because of resistance to outside pressures:
Translations
إسْطَبْلاِسْطَبْلالإسْطَبلاتثابِت، مُسْتَقِرمُسْتَقِر، عاقِل ، مُتَّزِن، هادئ
stájstabilnístálývyrovnanýchov
stabilstaldstutterirolig
tallivakaa
štalastabilanstaja
hest-/gripahúsreiîskólistaîfasturstöîugur, í jafnvægistöîugur, òolinn
安定した馬小屋
마구간안정된
drošsnesatricināmsnoturīgsstabilsstaļļi sacīkšu zirgi
stabilný
hlevstabilentrden
stabilstall
คอกม้ามั่นคง
ahırat ahırıdeğişmezdengededengeli
chuồng ngựaổn định

stable

1 [ˈsteɪbl] ADJ (stabler (compar) (stablest (superl))) [relationship, country, situation, substance] → estable; [job] → estable, permanente (Med) [condition] → estacionario; [blood pressure, weight] → estable, estacionario (Psych) [person, character] → equilibrado
sterling has remained stable against the francla libra se ha mantenido estable frente al franco
the weight of the machine makes it very stableel peso de la máquina le da estabilidad
that ladder's not very stableesa escalera no está muy firme

stable

2 [ˈsteɪbl]
A. N (= building) → cuadra f, caballeriza f; (= establishment) → cuadra f
B. VT (= keep in stable) → guardar en una cuadra; (= put in stable) → poner en una cuadra
C. CPD stable door N to shut or close the stable door after the horse has bolteda buenas horas, mangas verdes
stable lad N = stableboy

stable

[ˈsteɪbəl]
n
(= building) → écurie f
(= establishment) riding stable → centre m d'équitation
racing stable → écurie f de courses
adj
(= settled) [marriage, relationship] → stable
a stable relationship → une relation stable
[prices, economy, employment] → stable
(mentally, emotionally) [person, personality] → équilibré(e)
(MEDICINE) [patient] → dans un état stable; [condition] → stable
(= securely fixed) [ladder, structure] → stable
stables npl (= establishment) riding stables → centre m d'équitation
racing stables → écurie f de coursesstable boy stableboy [ˈsteɪbəlbɔɪ] n (mainly US)garçon m d'écurie, lad mstable lad stable-lad [ˈsteɪbəllæd] n (British)garçon m d'écurie, lad mstab wound stab-wound [ˈstæbwuːnd] ncoup m de couteau

stable

:
stableboy
nStallbursche m
stable companion
stable door
stablelad (Brit), stableman
nStallbursche m
stablemate
n (= horse)Pferd ntaus demselben Stall

stable

1
adj (+er)stabil; ladder, structure alsosicher; relationship also, jobbeständig, dauerhaft; charactergefestigt; (Psych, Med) condition, blood pressurestabil; weightkonstant; mentally stableausgeglichen, innerlich gefestigt

stable

2
n (= building)Stall m; (= group of racehorses)(Renn)stall m; riding stablesReitstall m; to be out of the same stable (fig)aus dem gleichen Stall stammen; to close or shut or lock the stable door after the horse has bolted (prov) → den Brunnen erst zudecken, wenn das Kind hineingefallen ist (prov)
vt (= put in stable)in den Stall bringen; (= keep in stable)im Stall halten; he stables his horses with the trainerseine Pferde stehen im Stall des Trainers

stable

1 [ˈsteɪbl] adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl))) (government, economy) → stabile; (relationship) → solido/a, stabile; (person, emotionally, mentally) → equilibrato/a
the patient is stable (Med) → le condizioni del paziente sono stazionarie

stable

2 [ˈsteɪbl]
1. n (building) → stalla; (establishment) → scuderia
riding stables → maneggio
2. vt (keep in stable) → tenere in una stalla

stable1

(ˈsteibl) adjective
(negative unstable).
1. firm and steady or well-balanced. This chair isn't very stable.
2. firmly established and likely to last. a stable government.
3. (of a person or his character) unlikely to become unreasonably upset or hysterical. She's the only stable person in the whole family.
4. (of a substance) not easily decomposed.
stability (stəˈbi-) noun
the quality of being stable.
ˈstabilize, ˈstabilise (-bi-) verb
to make (more) stable. He put a wedge of paper under the table to stabilize it.
ˌstabiliˈzation, ˌstabiliˈsation noun

stable2

(ˈsteibl) noun
1. a building in which horses are kept.
2. (in plural) a horse-keeping establishment. He runs the riding stables.

stable

اِسْطَبْل, مُسْتَقِرّ stabilní, stáj stabil, stald Stall, standfest σταθερός, σταύλος cuadra, estable talli, vakaa écurie, stable stabilan, štala scuderia, stabile 安定した, 馬小屋 마구간, 안정된 stabiel, stal stabil, stall stajnia, stały estábulo, estável конюшня, стабильный stabil, stall คอกม้า, มั่นคง ahır, dengede chuồng ngựa, ổn định 稳定的, 马厩

sta·ble

a. estable, que no fluctúa.

stable

adj estable
References in classic literature ?
I dare say I can't get one at all, for most people come in their own, and it's a long way to the stable, and no one to send.
Eliza Stoughton the half-witted girl was poked in the ribs by a farm hand and giggled noisily, in some distant field a cow bawled and was answered by the cattle in the stables, and one of the farm hands spoke sharply to the horse he was grooming by the stable door.
One of 'em ripped around and got away from him-- bolted clean out of the stable.
His duties all performed, --the highest prosperity attained,--his race and future generations fixed on a stable basis, and with a stately roof to shelter them for centuries to come,--what other upward step remained for this good man to take, save the final step from earth to the golden gate of heaven
Without looking to the right or left to notice the scene of rural wealth, on which he had so often gloated, he went straight to the stable, and with several hearty cuffs and kicks roused his steed most uncourteously from the comfortable quarters in which he was soundly sleeping, dreaming of mountains of corn and oats, and whole valleys of timothy and clover.
Since then I have seen many horses much alarmed and restive at the sight or sound of a steam engine; but thanks to my good master's care, I am as fearless at railway stations as in my own stable.
By long years of patient industry and reading of the newspapers--for what are the libraries of science but files of newspapers--a man accumulates a myriad facts, lays them up in his memory, and then when in some spring of his life he saunters abroad into the Great Fields of thought, he, as it were, goes to grass like a horse and leaves all his harness behind in the stable.
On the morn Sir Launcelot arose early, and left Sir Kay sleeping; and Sir Launcelot took Sir Kay's armor and his shield and armed him, and so he went to the stable and took his horse, and took his leave of his host, and so he departed.
But she will never see me, for they do not let me out of this shabby stable - a foul and miserable place, with most two wrecks like myself for company.
The windows looked out on a little alley, and over that into a stable and some poultry and pig yards in the rear of some tenement-houses.
Tom skirted the block, and came round into a muddy alley that led by the back of his aunt's cow- stable.
Manager, I have come to ask you to get rid of the whole stable.