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Stalk meaning

stalk - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to; " her ex- boyfriend stalked her"; " the ghost of her mother haunted her"
  2. 2. The act or process of stalking.
  3. 3. The stem or main axis of a plant; as, a stalk of wheat, rye, or oats; the stalks of maize or hemp.
  4. 4. The petiole, pedicel, or peduncle, of a plant.
  5. 5. That which resembes the stalk of a plant, as the stem of a quill.
  6. 6. An ornament in the Corinthian capital resembling the stalk of a plant, from which the volutes and helices spring.
  7. 7. One of the two upright pieces of a ladder.
  8. 8. A stem or peduncle, as of certain barnacles and crinoids.
  9. 9. The narrow basal portion of the abdomen of a hymenopterous insect.
  10. 10. The peduncle of the eyes of decapod crustaceans.
  11. 11. An iron bar with projections inserted in a core to strengthen it; a core arbor.
  12. 12. To walk slowly and cautiously; to walk in a stealthy, noiseless manner; -- sometimes used with a reflexive pronoun.
  13. 13. To walk behind something as a screen, for the purpose of approaching game; to proceed under clover.
  14. 14. To walk with high and proud steps; usually implying the affectation of dignity, and indicating dislike. The word is used, however, especially by the poets, to express dignity of step.
  15. 15. A high, proud, stately step or walk.
  16. 16. Stem of a plant; stem.
  17. 17. To approach covertly, as game.
  18. 18. To walk with long slow strides; to pursue game by approaching under cover.

stalk - examples of usage

  1. But if you are on foot, take plenty of time and care and patience, and shoot your prize on the first stalk if possible. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. I gained it after a careful stalk, crept to the edge, and looked over. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. Roderick was making for a certain cluster of rocks; and when these were reached, Lionel found, to his inexpressible joy, not only that he was allowed to stand upright, but that the stalk had been accomplished. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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