stable


stable
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noun
Stable is used after these nouns: ↑racing, ↑riding
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verb
Stable is used with these nouns as the object: ↑horse
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adj.
1 not likely to move
VERBS
be, feel, look, seem
make sth
keep sth

Put a book under the table leg to keep it stable.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
perfectly, quite

Don't worry—it's perfectly stable!

enough, sufficiently

The unit is stable enough on level ground.

2 not likely to change suddenly
VERBS
be, look, seem
become
remain
keep sth

attempts to keep prices stable

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
highly, remarkably
completely, perfectly

Animals rarely live in completely stable environments.

comparatively, more or less, reasonably, relatively, roughly
enough, sufficiently

He was not emotionally stable enough to think through his decision.

apparently
emotionally, financially, politically
Stable is used with these nouns: ↑background, ↑condition, ↑currency, ↑democracy, ↑door, ↑economy, ↑employment, ↑environment, ↑future, ↑home, ↑jockey, ↑molecule, ↑orbit, ↑relationship, ↑situation, ↑structure, ↑system, ↑temperature, ↑yard

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  • stable — [ stabl ] adj. • fin XIIe; lat. stabilis 1 ♦ Qui n est pas sujet à changer ou à disparaître; qui demeure dans le même état. ⇒ constant, durable, 1. ferme, permanent, solide. « Rien n est stable dans la nature; tout y est dans un perpétuel… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • stable — sta‧ble [ˈsteɪbl] adjective steady and not likely to move or change: • Japanese enterprises operate under relatively stable capital market conditions. • The key to growth and stable employment will be through improving the international… …   Financial and business terms

  • stable — STABLE. adj. de t. g. Qui est dans un estat, dans une assiette ferme & inesbranlable. Un edifice stable. stable & ferme comme un rocher. Il est plus en usage au figuré. Une paix ferme & stable, & de perpetuelle durée. on ne sçauroit s asseurer en …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Stable — Sta ble (st[=a] b l), a. [OF. estable, F. stable, fr. L. stabilis, fr. stare to stand. See {Stand}, v. i. and cf. {Establish}.] 1. Firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government. [1913 Webster] In this …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stable — Sta ble, n. [OF. estable, F. [ e]table, from L. stabulum, fr. stare to stand. See {Stand}, v. i.] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stable — Ⅰ. stable [1] ► ADJECTIVE (stabler, stablest) 1) not likely to give way or overturn; firmly fixed. 2) not deteriorating in health after an injury or operation. 3) emotionally well balanced. 4) not likely to change or fail …   English terms dictionary

  • Stable — Sta ble, v. i. To dwell or lodge in a stable; to dwell in an inclosed place; to kennel. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stable — Sta ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stabled} ( b ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stabling} ( bl[i^]ng).] To put or keep in a stable. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stable — (englisch: 1. stabil 2. Stall) bezeichnet: eine stabile Softwareversion einen Zusammenschluss („Stall“) von mehreren Wrestlern, siehe Wrestlingstable Siehe auch Stable Gallery …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stable — Stable, Stabilis, Firmus. Soit stable et ferme, Ita ius esto, B …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • stable — stable1 [stā′bəl] adj. stabler, stablest [ME < OFr estable < L stabilis < stare, to STAND] 1. a) not easily moved or thrown off balance; firm; steady b) not likely to break down, fall apart, or give way; fixed c) firm in character, p …   English World dictionary


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