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English adjective: stable

1. stable resistant to change of position or condition


SamplesA stable ladder.
A stable peace.
A stable relationship.
Stable prices.


Similarfirm, lasting, stabile, stabilised, stabilized, steady, unfluctuating


See alsoconstant, lasting, permanent, steady


Antonymsunstable

2. stable firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation


SamplesThe economy is stable.


Similarsound


Antonymsunsound

3. stable not taking part readily in chemical change


Similarunreactive


Antonymsreactive

4. stable maintaining equilibrium


Similarbalanced


Antonymsimbalanced, unbalanced

5. stable showing little if any change


SamplesA static population.


Synonymsstatic, unchanging


Similarunchangeable


Antonymschangeful, changeable


English noun: stable

1. stable (artifact) a farm building for housing horses or other livestock


Synonymshorse barn, stalls


Broader (hypernym)farm building


Narrower (hyponym)livery stable


Instance hyponymAugean stables


Part holonymstall


English verb: stable

1. stable (social) shelter in a stable


SamplesStable horses.


ExamplesThey stable the animals


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)shelter


Domain categoryanimal husbandry









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