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stool

 (sto͞ol)
n.
1. A backless and armless single seat supported on legs or a pedestal.
2. A low bench or support for the feet or knees in sitting or kneeling, as a footrest.
3. A toilet seat; a commode.
4. Evacuated fecal matter.
5. Botany
a. A stump or rootstock that produces shoots or suckers.
b. A shoot or growth from such a stump or rootstock.
intr.v. stooled, stool·ing, stools
1. Botany To send up shoots or suckers.
2. To evacuate the bowels; defecate.
3. Slang To act as a stool pigeon.

[Middle English, from Old English stōl; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

stool

(stuːl)
n
1. (Furniture) a backless seat or footrest consisting of a small flat piece of wood, etc, resting on three or four legs, a pedestal, etc
2. (Botany) a rootstock or base of a plant, usually a woody plant, from which shoots, etc, are produced
3. (Botany) a cluster of shoots growing from such a base
4. (Hunting) chiefly US a decoy used in hunting
5. (Physiology) waste matter evacuated from the bowels
6. (Furniture) a lavatory seat
7. (Anthropology & Ethnology) (in W Africa, esp Ghana) a chief's throne
8. fall between two stools
a. to fail through vacillation between two alternatives
b. to be in an unsatisfactory situation through not belonging to either of two categories or groups
vb (intr)
9. (Botany) (of a plant) to send up shoots from the base of the stem, rootstock, etc
10. (Hunting) to lure wildfowl with a decoy
[Old English stōl; related to Old Norse stōll, Gothic stōls, Old High German stuol chair, Greek stulos pillar]

stool

(stul)

n.
1. a simple armless and usu. backless seat on legs or a pedestal.
2. a short, low support on which to step, kneel, or rest the feet while sitting.
3.
a. a stump, base, or root of a plant that produces new stems or shoots.
b. a shoot or cluster of shoots springing up from such a base.
4. the fecal matter evacuated at each movement of the bowels.
5. a privy or toilet seat.
6. an artificial duck or other bird used as a decoy.
7. the sill of a window.
8. a seat considered symbolic of authority.
v.i.
9. to put forth shoots from the base or root, as a plant; form a stool.
10. Slang. to act as a stool pigeon.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English stōl, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon stōl, Old High German stuol, Old Norse stōll, Gothic stols chair]

stool


Past participle: stooled
Gerund: stooling

Imperative
stool
stool
Present
I stool
you stool
he/she/it stools
we stool
you stool
they stool
Preterite
I stooled
you stooled
he/she/it stooled
we stooled
you stooled
they stooled
Present Continuous
I am stooling
you are stooling
he/she/it is stooling
we are stooling
you are stooling
they are stooling
Present Perfect
I have stooled
you have stooled
he/she/it has stooled
we have stooled
you have stooled
they have stooled
Past Continuous
I was stooling
you were stooling
he/she/it was stooling
we were stooling
you were stooling
they were stooling
Past Perfect
I had stooled
you had stooled
he/she/it had stooled
we had stooled
you had stooled
they had stooled
Future
I will stool
you will stool
he/she/it will stool
we will stool
you will stool
they will stool
Future Perfect
I will have stooled
you will have stooled
he/she/it will have stooled
we will have stooled
you will have stooled
they will have stooled
Future Continuous
I will be stooling
you will be stooling
he/she/it will be stooling
we will be stooling
you will be stooling
they will be stooling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stooling
you have been stooling
he/she/it has been stooling
we have been stooling
you have been stooling
they have been stooling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stooling
you will have been stooling
he/she/it will have been stooling
we will have been stooling
you will have been stooling
they will have been stooling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stooling
you had been stooling
he/she/it had been stooling
we had been stooling
you had been stooling
they had been stooling
Conditional
I would stool
you would stool
he/she/it would stool
we would stool
you would stool
they would stool
Past Conditional
I would have stooled
you would have stooled
he/she/it would have stooled
we would have stooled
you would have stooled
they would have stooled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stool - a simple seat without a back or armsstool - a simple seat without a back or arms
campstool - a folding stool
cutty stool - a low stool; formerly in Scotland, a seat in a church where an offender was publicly rebuked
footrest, footstool, tuffet, ottoman - a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person
milking stool - low three-legged stool with a half round seat; used to sit on while milking a cow
music stool, piano stool - a stool for piano players; usually adjustable in height
seat - furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not enough seats for all the guests"
step stool - a stool that has one or two steps that fold under the seat
taboret, tabouret - a low stool in the shape of a drum
2.stool - solid excretory product evacuated from the bowelsstool - solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
dog do, dog shit, dog turd, doggy do - fecal droppings from a dog
body waste, excrement, excreta, excretory product, excretion - waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
poop, shit, shite, turd, crap, dirt - obscene terms for feces
droppings, dung, muck - fecal matter of animals
meconium - thick dark green mucoid material that is the first feces of a newborn child
melaena, melena - abnormally dark tarry feces containing blood (usually from gastrointestinal bleeding)
3.stool - (forestry) the stump of a tree that has been felled or headed for the production of saplings
forestry - the science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber
stump, tree stump - the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled
4.stool - a plumbing fixture for defecation and urinationstool - a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
bathroom, bath - a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
flushless toilet - a toilet that relies on bacteria to break down waste matter (instead of using water)
flush toilet, lavatory - a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it
plumbing fixture - a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building
potty chair, potty seat - toilet consisting of a small seat used by young children
john, lav, lavatory, privy, toilet, bathroom, can - a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
toilet bowl - the bowl of a toilet that can be flushed with water
toilet seat - the hinged seat on a toilet
Verb1.stool - lure with a stool, as of wild fowl
entice, lure, tempt - provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"
2.stool - react to a decoy, of wildfowl
react, respond - show a response or a reaction to something
3.stool - grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers
acquire, develop, produce, grow, get - come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
4.stool - have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds"
make water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, relieve oneself, spend a penny, take a leak, piss, wee, wee-wee, urinate, piddle, puddle, make - eliminate urine; "Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug"
egest, excrete, eliminate, pass - eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
dung - defecate; used of animals

stool

verb
Slang. To give incriminating information about others, especially to the authorities:
inform, talk, tattle, tip (off).
Informal: fink.
Slang: rat, sing, snitch, squeal.
Translations
stoličkasedátko
taburet
jakkara
stolac
támlátlan szék
kollur
スツール
걸상
likti be niekotaburetė
ķeblis
stolček
pall
ม้านั่งไม่มีพนัก
ghế đẩu

stool

[stuːl]
A. N
1. (= seat) → taburete m, escabel m; (folding) → silla f de tijera
to fall between two stoolsquedarse sin lo uno y sin lo otro, quedarse nadando entre dos aguas y no llegar a ningún lado
2. (Med) (= faeces) → deposición f
3. (Bot) → planta f madre
B. CPD stool pigeon N (= informer) → chivato/a m/f, soplón/ona m/f; (= decoy) → señuelo m

stool

[ˈstuːl] ntabouret m

stool

n
(= seat)Hocker m; (= milking stool)Schemel m; (folding) → Stuhl m; to fall between two stoolssich zwischen zwei Stühle setzen; (= be neither one thing nor the other)weder dem einen noch dem anderen gerecht werden
(esp Med: = faeces) → Stuhl m

stool

[stuːl] n (seat) → sgabello
to fall between two stools (fig) → fare come l'asino di Buridano

stool

(stuːl) noun
a seat without a back. a piano-stool; a kitchen stool.
fall between two stools
to lose both of two possibilities by hesitating between them or trying for both.

stool

كُرْسِيٌّ بِدُونِ ظَهْرٍ أَوْ ذِراعَيْـن stolička taburet Hocker σκαμνί taburete jakkara tabouret stolac sgabello スツール 걸상 kruk krakk stołek banquinho табурет pall ม้านั่งไม่มีพนัก tabure ghế đẩu 凳子

stool

n. heces fecales, excremento;
___ fatgrasa fecal;
___ softenercopro-emoliente.

stool

n heces fpl (form), popó (fam), caca (esp. ped, fam or vulg), deposición f (Esp, SA), evacuación f, excremento; loose stools heces pastosas or líquidas; — softener ablandador m de heces, ablandador fecal

stool

n banco, taburete m; shower — silla or asiento de ducha
References in classic literature ?
And equally certain it is, by the way, that between these two stools a great many people had come to the ground.
The people having received notice a second time, I went again through the city to the palace with my two stools in my hands.
You see, in addi- tion to the dinner-materials, which called for a suffi- ciently round sum, I had bought a lot of extras for the future comfort of the family: for instance, a big lot of wheat, a delicacy as rare to the tables of their class as was ice-cream to a hermit's; also a sizeable deal dinner-table; also two entire pounds of salt, which was another piece of extravagance in those people's eyes; also crockery, stools, the clothes, a small cask of beer, and so on.
Sometimes their feet failed them, and they sank together in a heap; they were then propped up with the monitors' high stools.
It consisted of one large room, as all houses should do, with a floor in which you could dig [for worms] if you wanted to go fishing, and in this floor grew stout mushrooms of a charming colour, which were used as stools.
There was a scuttling in the corners as the seconds cleared out through the ropes, taking with them the stools and buckets.
lighting the pipe at the binnacle lamp and planting the stool on the weather side of the deck, he sat and smoked.
She attempted to rise; she could not have done so without betraying the agitation which mastered her at sight of him, so she fell back upon the stool, only exclaiming, "Why, Robert
She took nothing with her but a little ring which her father and mother had given her, a loaf of bread in case she should be hungry, a little pitcher of water in case she should be thirsty, and a little stool to rest upon when she should be weary.
inquired Ojo, standing on a stool so he could look through all the shelves of the cupboard.
The leader of the orchestra, an irascible elderly monkey, sat on a revolving stool to which he was securely attached.
There was a fire in the rusty grate (for though the spring was pretty far advanced, the nights were cold), and on a stool beside it Hugh sat smoking.