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Stall meaning

stall - 22 dictionary results

  1. 1. cause an engine to stop; " The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car"
  2. 2. experience a stall in flight, of airplanes
  3. 3. put into, or keep in, a stall; " Stall the horse"
  4. 4. A covering or sheath, as of leather, horn, of iron, for a finger or thumb; a cot; as, a thumb stall; a finger stall.
  5. 5. A stand; a station; a fixed spot; hence, the stand or place where a horse or an ox kept and fed; the division of a stable, or the compartment, for one horse, ox, or other animal.
  6. 6. A stable; a place for cattle.
  7. 7. A small apartment or shed in which merchandise is exposed for sale; as, a butcher's stall; a bookstall.
  8. 8. A bench or table on which small articles of merchandise are exposed for sale.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. In the theater, a seat with arms or otherwise partly inclosed, as distinguished from the benches, sofas, etc.
  11. 11. The space left by excavation between pillars. See Post and stall, under Post.
  12. 12. To put into a stall or stable; to keep in a stall or stalls; as, to stall an ox.
  13. 13. To fatten; as, to stall cattle.
  14. 14. To place in an office with the customary formalities; to install.
  15. 15. To plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix; as, to stall a cart.
  16. 16. To forestall; to anticipitate. Having
  17. 17. To keep close; to keep secret.
  18. 18. To live in, or as in, a stall; to dwell.
  19. 19. To kennel, as dogs.
  20. 20. To be set, as in mire or snow; to stick fast.
  21. 21. To be tired of eating, as cattle.
  22. 22. Division of a stable for a single animal; stable; bench on which articles are exposed for sale; seat of a cathedral dignitary.

stall - examples of usage

  1. It may further be observed that the stall remains dry and that the animal has not been seen to pass water when out of doors. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. What can an owner of cattle expect but that some will go down if he take his cattle six, eight, or ten miles without their ever having left the stall for five or eight months before, and put them on to rail? - "Cattle and Cattle-breeders", William M'Combie.
  3. I consider the stall a great advantage over the strawyard in this respect, as you can give each beast what you wish him to have. - "Cattle and Cattle-breeders", William M'Combie.
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