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Meaning of "stable" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD STABLE

From Old French estable cowshed, from Latin stabulum shed, from stāre to stand.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF STABLE

stable  [ˈsteɪbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Stable is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb stable in English.

WHAT DOES STABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

stable

Stable

A stable is a building in which livestock, especially horses, are kept. It most commonly means a building that is divided into separate stalls for individual animals. There are many different types of stables in use today such as the American barn which is a large barn with a door each end and individual stalls inside or free standing stables with the classic top and bottom opening doors. The term "stable" is also used to describe a group of animals kept by one owner, regardless of housing or location. The exterior design of a stable can vary widely, based on climate, building materials, historical period, and cultural styles of architecture. A wide range of building materials can be used, including masonry, wood, and steel. Stables can range widely in size, from a small building to house only one or two animals, to facilities used at agricultural shows or at race tracks, which can house hundreds of animals.

Definition of stable in the English dictionary

The first definition of stable in the dictionary is a building, usually consisting of stalls, for the lodging of horses or other livestock. Other definition of stable is the animals lodged in such a building, collectively. Stable is also the racehorses belonging to a particular establishment or owner.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO STABLE

PRESENT

Present
I stable
you stable
he/she/it stables
we stable
you stable
they stable
Present continuous
I am stabling
you are stabling
he/she/it is stabling
we are stabling
you are stabling
they are stabling
Present perfect
I have stabled
you have stabled
he/she/it has stabled
we have stabled
you have stabled
they have stabled
Present perfect continuous
I have been stabling
you have been stabling
he/she/it has been stabling
we have been stabling
you have been stabling
they have been stabling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I stabled
you stabled
he/she/it stabled
we stabled
you stabled
they stabled
Past continuous
I was stabling
you were stabling
he/she/it was stabling
we were stabling
you were stabling
they were stabling
Past perfect
I had stabled
you had stabled
he/she/it had stabled
we had stabled
you had stabled
they had stabled
Past perfect continuous
I had been stabling
you had been stabling
he/she/it had been stabling
we had been stabling
you had been stabling
they had been stabling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will stable
you will stable
he/she/it will stable
we will stable
you will stable
they will stable
Future continuous
I will be stabling
you will be stabling
he/she/it will be stabling
we will be stabling
you will be stabling
they will be stabling
Future perfect
I will have stabled
you will have stabled
he/she/it will have stabled
we will have stabled
you will have stabled
they will have stabled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been stabling
you will have been stabling
he/she/it will have been stabling
we will have been stabling
you will have been stabling
they will have been stabling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would stable
you would stable
he/she/it would stable
we would stable
you would stable
they would stable
Conditional continuous
I would be stabling
you would be stabling
he/she/it would be stabling
we would be stabling
you would be stabling
they would be stabling
Conditional perfect
I would have stable
you would have stable
he/she/it would have stable
we would have stable
you would have stable
they would have stable
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been stabling
you would have been stabling
he/she/it would have been stabling
we would have been stabling
you would have been stabling
they would have been stabling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you stable
we let´s stable
you stable
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to stable
Past participle
stabled
Present Participle
stabling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STABLE


able
ˈeɪbəl
astable
eɪˈsteɪbəl
biostable
ˈbaɪəʊˌsteɪbəl
bistable
baɪˈsteɪbəl
cable
ˈkeɪbəl
enable
ɪnˈeɪbəl
instable
ɪnˈsteɪbəl
metastable
ˌmɛtəˈsteɪbəl
monostable
ˌmɒnəʊˈsteɪbəl
restable
riːˈsteɪbəl
retable
rɪˈteɪbəl
round-table
ˌraʊndˈteɪbəl
sidetable
ˈsaɪdteɪbəl
table
ˈteɪbəl
thermostable
ˌθɜːməʊˈsteɪbəl
timetable
ˈtaɪmˌteɪbəl
turntable
ˈtɜːnˌteɪbəl
under-the-table
ˈʌndəðəˈteɪbəl
unstable
ʌnˈsteɪbəl
worktable
ˈwɜːkˌteɪbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STABLE

stabilizator
stabilize
stabilizer
stabilizer bar
stable companion
stable door
stable fly
stable girl
stable lad
stableboy
Stableford
stableman
stablemate
stablemen
stableness
stabler
stabling
stablish
stablishment
stably

WORDS THAT END LIKE STABLE

acceptable
accountable
adjustable
affordable
charitable
comfortable
inevitable
inflatable
notable
on the table
palatable
portable
potable
printable
profitable
reputable
suitable
unacceptable
uncomfortable
unforgettable
vegetable

Synonyms and antonyms of stable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «STABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «stable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of stable

Translation of «stable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STABLE

Find out the translation of stable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of stable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «stable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

稳定的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estable
570 millions of speakers

English

stable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्थिर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُسْتَقِرّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

стабильный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্থিতিশীল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

stable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Stabil
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

standfest
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

安定した
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

안정된
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Stabil
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ổn định
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிலையான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्थिर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kararlı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

stabile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

stały
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

стабільний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

stabil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σταθερός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stabiele
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

stabil
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stabil
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of stable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STABLE»

The term «stable» is very widely used and occupies the 5.293 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STABLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about stable

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10 QUOTES WITH «STABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word stable.
1
Gordon W. Allport
Personality is less a finished product than a transitive process. While it has some stable features, it is at the same time continually undergoing change.
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Sidney Altman
It was from them that I learned that hard work in stable surroundings could yield rewards, even if only in infinitesimally small increments.
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Scott Aukerman
If you look at Earwolf, we've tried to have a really diverse stable of hosts. Even my show can get a little 'dudey' sometimes.
4
Abu Bakar Bashir
Islam is fixed, stable, ordered and disciplined, and so are Muslims.
5
Paul Bloom
If our moral attitudes are entirely the result of nonrational factors, such as gut feelings and the absorption of cultural norms, they should either be stable or randomly drift over time, like skirt lengths or the widths of ties. They shouldn't show systematic change over human history. But they do.
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Robert Browning
I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.
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Joy Bryant
If it gets to the point where I actually physically cannot have a child, there's plenty of children in the world that need a stable home and loving parent. I'm so down for adoption.
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William C. Bryant
Weep not that the world changes - did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.
9
Zbigniew Brzezinski
To increase the zone of peace is to build the inner core of a stable international zone.
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Eric Cantona
A home is crucial, the foundation of a stable family.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STABLE»

Discover the use of stable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to stable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Stable Peace Among Nations
This book builds on the original conceptualization of stable peace by Kenneth Boulding and adds contemporary theoretical and empirical understandings of its nature, causes, conditions, dimensions, and prospects for consolidation and ...
Arie Marcelo Kacowicz, 2000
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Stable Homotopy and Generalised Homology
His exposition on the third topic occupies the bulk of the book and gives his definitive treatment of the Adams spectral sequence along with many detailed examples and calculations in KU-theory that help give a feel for the subject.
John Frank Adams, J. F. Adams, 1995
3
Stable Marriage and Its Relation to Other Combinatorial ...
The initial French version of this text was a series of expository lectures that were given at the University of Montreal in November 1975.
Donald Ervin Knuth
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Stable Non-Gaussian Random Processes: Stochastic Models with ...
This book serves as a standard reference, making this area accessible not only to researchers in probability and statistics, but also to graduate students and practitioners. The book assumes only a first-year graduate course in probability.
Gennady Samoradnitsky, M.S. Taqqu, 1994
5
Stable Isotope Ecology
The book approaches the use of isotopes from the perspective of ecological and biological research, but its concepts can be applied within other disciplines as well.
Brian Fry, 2007
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Stable Isotope Geochemistry
For students and scientists alike the book will be a primary source of information with regard to how and where stable isotopes can be used to solve geological problems.
Jochen Hoefs, 2009
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One-dimensional Stable Distributions
Examples of the occurrence of stable laws in applications 1.0. Introduction 1.1. A model of point sources of influence 1.2. Stable laws in problems in radio engineering and electronics 1.3. Stable laws in economics and biology Chapter 2 .
V. M. Zolotarev, 1986
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Handbook of Stable Isotope Analytical Techniques
This two-volume reference serves as a handbook containing a wealth of information for all isotope chemists working in a wide range of disciplines including anthropology to ecology; drug detection methodology to toxicology; nutrition to food ...
Pier Anne de Groot, 2008
9
Stable and Random Motions in Dynamical Systems: With Special ...
In this book, a classic work of modern applied mathematics, Jürgen Moser presents a succinct account of two pillars of the theory: stable and chaotic behavior.
Jürgen Moser, 1973
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Axiomatic Stable Homotopy Theory
This book gives an axiomatic presentation of stable homotopy theory.
Mark Hovey, John Harold Palmieri, Neil P. Strickland

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term stable is used in the context of the following news items.
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Joe Jackson Stable After Suffering Stroke in Brazil
One of the organizers of a birthday party that brought the father of the late Michael Jackson to Brazil says he's in stable condition in a Sao Paulo hospital after ... «Billboard, Jul 15»
2
Fitch Affirms Luxembourg at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, July 10 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Luxembourg's Long-term foreign and local ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
3
Fitch Affirms Bulgaria at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable
The Outlooks are Stable. The issue ratings on Bulgaria's senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds have been affirmed at 'BBB-'and 'BBB', respectively ... «Reuters, Jun 15»
4
Fitch Affirms UK at 'AA+'; Outlook Stable
The Outlooks are Stable. The issue ratings on the UK's senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds have also been affirmed at 'AA+'. The Country Ceiling ... «Reuters, Jun 15»
5
Fitch Rates ANZ's USD1.25bn Covered Bonds 'AAA'/Stable
Therefore the 'AAA' breakeven AP to maintain the covered bond rating cannot be assumed to remain stable over time. In a deviation from its APAC Residential ... «Reuters, May 15»
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Fitch Affirms International Personal Finance plc at 'BB+'; Outlook …
The Outlook on the IDR is Stable. KEY RATING DRIVERS IPF's IDRs are driven by the group's proven track record in its unsecured home-collected lending ... «Reuters, May 15»
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Fitch Affirms Latvia at 'A-'; Outlook Stable
The Outlooks are Stable. The issue ratings on Latvia's senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds have also been affirmed at 'A-'. The Country Ceiling ... «Reuters, May 15»
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Fitch Affirms Mozambique at 'B+'; Outlook Stable
The Outlooks on the Long-term IDRs are Stable. The Country Ceiling has been affirmed at 'B+' and the Short-term foreign currency IDR at 'B'. KEY RATING ... «Reuters, May 15»
9
Fitch Affirms Morocco at 'BBB-'; Outlook Stable
The Outlooks are Stable. The issue ratings on Morocco's senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds have also been affirmed at 'BBB-' and 'BBB' ... «Reuters, Apr 15»
10
Fitch Affirms Sri Lanka at 'BB-'; Outlook Stable
The issue ratings on Sri Lanka's senior unsecured foreign and local currency bonds are also affirmed at 'BB-'. The Outlooks on the Long-Term IDRs are Stable. «Reuters, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Stable [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/stable>. Apr 2019 ».
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