Pronunciation: stạld
n.1.A stand; a station; a fixed spot; hence, the stand or place where a horse or an ox is kept and fed; the division of a stable, or the compartment, for one horse, ox, or other animal.
2.A stable; a place for cattle.
At last he found a stall where oxen stood.
- Dryden.
3.A small apartment or shed in which merchandise is exposed for sale; as, a butcher's stall; a bookstall.
4.A bench or table on which small articles of merchandise are exposed for sale.
5.A seat in the choir of a church, for one of the officiating clergy. It is inclosed, either wholly or partially, at the back and sides. The stalls are frequently very rich, with canopies and elaborate carving.
Loud the monks sang in their stalls.
- Longfellow.
6.In the theater, a seat with arms or otherwise partly inclosed, as distinguished from the benches, sofas, etc.
7.(Mining) The space left by excavation between pillars. See Post and stall, under Post.
8.A covering or sheath, as of leather, horn, of iron, for a finger or thumb; a cot; as, a thumb stall; a finger stall.
Stall reader
one who reads books at a stall where they are exposed for sale.
v. t.1.To put into a stall or stable; to keep in a stall or stalls; as, to stall an ox.
[imp. & p. p. Stalled (stạld); p. pr. & vb. n. Stalling.]
2.To fatten; as, to stall cattle.
3.To place in an office with the customary formalities; to install.
4.To plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix; as, to stall a cart.
His horses had been stalled in the snow.
- E. E. Hale.
5.To forestall; to anticipate.
This is not to be stall'd by my report.
- Massinger.
6.To keep close; to keep secret.
Stall this in your bosom.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To live in, or as in, a stall; to dwell.
2.To kennel, as dogs.
3.To be set, as in mire or snow; to stick fast.
4.To be tired of eating, as cattle.
Noun1.stall - a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
2.stall - small area set off by walls for special use
Synonyms: kiosk, booth, cubicle
3.stall - a booth where articles are displayed for sale
Synonyms: sales booth, stand
4.stall - a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge; "the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it"
5.stall - small individual study area in a library
Synonyms: carrell, cubicle, carrel
6.stall - a tactic used to mislead or delay
Synonyms: stalling
Verb1.stall - postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days"
2.stall - come to a stop; "The car stalled in the driveway"
Synonyms: conk
3.stall - deliberately delay an event or action; "she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling"
4.stall - put into, or keep in, a stall; "Stall the horse"
5.stall - experience a stall in flight, of airplanes
6.stall - cause an airplane to go into a stall
7.stall - cause an engine to stop; "The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car"
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