stables

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stable \Sta"ble\ (st[=a]"b'l), adjective [OF. estable, F. stable, fr. L. stabilis, fr. stare to stand. See {Stand}, verb (used without an object) and cf. {Establish}.]

1. Firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government.

In this region of chance, . . . where nothing is stable. --Rogers.

2. Steady in purpose; constant; firm in resolution; not easily diverted from a purpose; not fickle or wavering; as, a man of stable character.

And to her husband ever meek and stable. --Chaucer.

3. Durable; not subject to overthrow or change; firm; as, a stable foundation; a stable position.

4. (Physics) So placed as to resist forces tending to cause motion; of such structure as to resist distortion or molecular or chemical disturbance; -- said of any body or substance. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Stable equilibrium} (Mech.), the kind of equilibrium of a body so placed that if disturbed it returns to its former position, as in the case when the center of gravity is below the point or axis of support; -- opposed to {unstable equilibrium}, in which the body if disturbed does not tend to return to its former position, but to move farther away from it, as in the case of a body supported at a point below the center of gravity. Cf. {Neutral equilibrium}, under {Neutral}.

Syn: Fixed; steady; constant; abiding; strong; durable; firm.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stable \Sta"ble\, verb (used with an object) To fix; to establish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stable \Sta"ble\, noun [OF. estable, F. ['e]table, from L. stabulum, fr. stare to stand. See {Stand}, verb (used without an object)] A house, shed, or building, for beasts to lodge and feed in; esp., a building or apartment with stalls, for horses; as, a horse stable; a cow stable. --Milton.

{Stable fly} (Zool.), a common dipterous fly ({Stomoxys calcitrans}) which is abundant about stables and often enters dwellings, especially in autumn; called also {biting house fly}. These flies, unlike the common house flies, which they resemble, bite severely, and are troublesome to horses and cattle. They differ from the larger {horse fly}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stable \Sta"ble\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Stabled} (-b'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stabling} (-bl[i^]ng).] To put or keep in a stable.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Stable \Sta"ble\, verb (used without an object) To dwell or lodge in a stable; to dwell in an inclosed place; to kennel. --Milton. Stableboy

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

stable

adjective

1: resistant to change of position or condition; "a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices" [ant: {unstable}]

2: firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation; "the economy is stable"

3: not taking part readily in chemical change

4: maintaining equilibrium

5: showing little if any change; "a static population" [syn: {static}, {stable}, {unchanging}]

noun

1: a farm building for housing horses or other livestock [syn: {stable}, {stalls}, {horse barn}]

verb

1: shelter in a stable; "stable horses"


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