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stilt

 (stĭlt)
n.
1. Either of a pair of long, slender poles each equipped with a raised footrest to enable the user to walk elevated above the ground.
2. Any of various tall posts or pillars used as support, as for a dock or building: a beach house on stilts.
3. Any of several shorebirds of the widely distributed genus Himantopus or the Australian genus Cladorhynchus that have long pink legs, usually black-and-white plumage, and a long slender bill.
tr.v. stilt·ed, stilt·ing, stilts
To place or raise on stilts.

[Middle English stilte; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

stilt

(stɪlt)
n
1. (Other Non-sporting Hobbies) either of a pair of two long poles with footrests on which a person stands and walks, as used by circus clowns
2. (Building) a long post or column that is used with others to support a building above ground level
3. (Animals) any of several shore birds of the genera Himantopus and Cladorhynchus, similar to the avocets but having a straight bill
vb
(tr) to raise or place on or as if on stilts
[C14 (in the sense: crutch, handle of a plough): related to Low German stilte pole, Norwegian stilta]

stilt

(stɪlt)

n.
1. one of two poles, each with a support for the foot at some distance above the bottom end, enabling the wearer to walk above the ground.
2. one of several posts supporting a structure built above the surface of land or water.
3. any of several white-and-black wading birds, esp. Cladorhynchus leucocephalus and Himantopus mexicanus, having long, bright pink legs and a long, slender black bill.
v.t.
4. to raise on or as if on stilts.
[1275–1325; Middle English stilte, c. Low German, dial. Dutch stilte pole]

stilt


Past participle: stilted
Gerund: stilting

Imperative
stilt
stilt
Present
I stilt
you stilt
he/she/it stilts
we stilt
you stilt
they stilt
Preterite
I stilted
you stilted
he/she/it stilted
we stilted
you stilted
they stilted
Present Continuous
I am stilting
you are stilting
he/she/it is stilting
we are stilting
you are stilting
they are stilting
Present Perfect
I have stilted
you have stilted
he/she/it has stilted
we have stilted
you have stilted
they have stilted
Past Continuous
I was stilting
you were stilting
he/she/it was stilting
we were stilting
you were stilting
they were stilting
Past Perfect
I had stilted
you had stilted
he/she/it had stilted
we had stilted
you had stilted
they had stilted
Future
I will stilt
you will stilt
he/she/it will stilt
we will stilt
you will stilt
they will stilt
Future Perfect
I will have stilted
you will have stilted
he/she/it will have stilted
we will have stilted
you will have stilted
they will have stilted
Future Continuous
I will be stilting
you will be stilting
he/she/it will be stilting
we will be stilting
you will be stilting
they will be stilting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stilting
you have been stilting
he/she/it has been stilting
we have been stilting
you have been stilting
they have been stilting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stilting
you will have been stilting
he/she/it will have been stilting
we will have been stilting
you will have been stilting
they will have been stilting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stilting
you had been stilting
he/she/it had been stilting
we had been stilting
you had been stilting
they had been stilting
Conditional
I would stilt
you would stilt
he/she/it would stilt
we would stilt
you would stilt
they would stilt
Past Conditional
I would have stilted
you would have stilted
he/she/it would have stilted
we would have stilted
you would have stilted
they would have stilted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stilt - a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structurestilt - a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
pillar, column - (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
sheath pile, sheet pile, sheet piling - a pile in a row of piles driven side by side to retain earth or prevent seepage
2.stilt - one of two stout poles with foot rests in the middle; used for walking high above the ground; "he was so tall I thought he was on stilts"
pole - a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
3.stilt - long-legged three-toed wading bird of brackish marshes of Australiastilt - long-legged three-toed wading bird of brackish marshes of Australia
limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird - any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
Cladorhyncus, genus Cladorhyncus - one of two genera of stilts; similar to avocets but with straight bills
banded stilt, Cladorhyncus leucocephalum - web-footed Australian stilt with reddish-brown pectoral markings
4.stilt - long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoonsstilt - long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons
limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird - any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
genus Himantopus, Himantopus - major one of two genera of stilts; similar to avocets but with straight bills
black-necked stilt, Himantopus mexicanus - stilt of southwestern United States to northern South America having black plumage extending from the head down the back of the neck
black-winged stilt, Himantopus himantopus - stilt of Europe and Africa and Asia having mostly white plumage but with black wings
Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus, white-headed stilt - stilt of the southwest Pacific including Australia and New Zealand having mostly white plumage but with black wings and nape of neck
Himantopus novae-zelandiae, kaki - blackish stilt of New Zealand sometimes considered a color phase of the white-headed stilt
Translations
paalupitkäjalkapuujalka
gólyaláb
trampolocavaliere d'Italiatrampoli
steltloper

stilt

[stɪlt] Nzanco m (Archit) → pilar m, soporte m

stilt

[ˈstɪlt] n
(for walking)échasse f
(= pile) → pilotis m

stilt

nStelze f; (Archit) → Pfahl m; a house built on stiltsein Pfahlbau m

stilt

[stɪlt] ntrampolo; (pile) → palo
to walk on stilts → camminare sui trampoli