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English noun: stall

1. stall (artifact) a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed


Broader (hypernym)compartment


Part meronymhorse barn, stable, stalls

2. stall (artifact) small area set off by walls for special use


Synonymsbooth, cubicle, kiosk


Broader (hypernym)closet


Narrower (hyponym)call box, confessional, phone booth, polling booth, prompt box, prompter's box, shower bath, shower stall, telephone booth, telephone box, telephone kiosk, tolbooth, tollbooth, tollhouse, voting booth

3. stall (artifact) a booth where articles are displayed for sale


Synonymssales booth, stand


Broader (hypernym)booth


Narrower (hyponym)coffee stall, newsstand

4. stall (event) a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge


SamplesThe plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it.


Broader (hypernym)malfunction

5. stall (artifact) seating in the forward part of the main level of a theater


Broader (hypernym)seating, seating area, seating room, seats


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

6. stall (artifact) small individual study area in a library


Synonymscarrel, carrell, cubicle


Broader (hypernym)alcove, bay


Part meronymdepository library, library

7. stall (act) a tactic used to mislead or delay


Synonymsstalling


Broader (hypernym)obstruction


Narrower (hyponym)stonewalling


English verb: stall

1. stall (stative) postpone doing what one should be doing


SamplesHe did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days.


ExamplesThey stall a long time


Synonymsdilly-dally, dillydally, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, procrastinate, shillyshally


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)delay


Narrower (hyponym)procrastinate

2. stall (motion) come to a stop


SamplesThe car stalled in the driveway.


Synonymsconk


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)halt, stop


Domain categorydriving

3. stall (change) deliberately delay an event or action


SamplesShe doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)delay, detain, hold up

4. stall (social) put into, or keep in, a stall


SamplesStall the horse.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)shelter

5. stall (motion) experience a stall in flight, of airplanes


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)halt, stop


Domain categoryair, air travel, aviation

6. stall (motion) cause an airplane to go into a stall


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)stop


Domain categoryair, air travel, aviation

7. stall (motion) cause an engine to stop


SamplesThe inexperienced driver kept stalling the car.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)stop









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