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Stable

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Noun

1. horse barn, stable, stalls

a farm building for housing horses or other livestock

Verb

2. stable

shelter in a stable

Example Sentences:
'stable horses'

Adjective

3. stable

resistant to change of position or condition

Example Sentences:
'a stable ladder'
'a stable peace'
'a stable relationship'
'stable prices'

4. stable

firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation

Example Sentences:
'the economy is stable'

5. stable

not taking part readily in chemical change

6. stable

maintaining equilibrium

7. stable, static, unchanging

showing little if any change

Example Sentences:
'a static population'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Stable

see synonyms of stable
noun
1. 
a building, usually consisting of stalls, for the lodging of horses or other livestock
2. 
the animals lodged in such a building, collectively
3. 
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
verb
7. 
to put, keep, or be kept in a stable
adjective
1. 
steady in position or balance; firm
2. 
lasting or permanent
a stable relationship
3. 
steadfast or firm of purpose
4. 
(of an elementary particle, atomic nucleus, etc) not undergoing decay; not radioactive
a stable nuclide
5. 
(of a chemical compound) not readily partaking in a chemical change
6. 
(of electronic equipment) with no tendency to self-oscillation

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Stable

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adjectiveWord forms: ˈstabler or ˈstablest
1. 
a. 
not easily moved or thrown off balance; firm; steady
b. 
not likely to break down, fall apart, or give way; fixed
2. 
a. 
firm in character, purpose, or resolution; steadfast
b. 
reliable, dependable
3. 
not likely to change or be affected adversely; lasting; enduring
4. 
a. 
emotionally steady; composed; self-possessed
b. 
mentally sound; sane; rational
5. 
capable of returning to equilibrium or original position after having been displaced
6.  Chemistry and Physics
a. 
not readily decomposing or changing from one state of matter to another
b. 
not undergoing spontaneous change
7.  Nuclear Physics
incapable of radioactive decay
noun
1. 
a. 
a building in which horses or cattle are sheltered and fed
b. 
a group of animals kept or belonging in such a building
2. 
a. 
all the racehorses belonging to one owner
b. 
the people employed to take care of and train such a group of racehorses
3.  Informal
all the athletes, writers, performers, etc. under one management, with one agent, etc.
verb transitive, verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈstabled or ˈstabling
4. 
to lodge, keep, or be kept in or as in a stable

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Stable

see synonyms of stable
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.
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.

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