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Definition of "stable" []

  • Resistant to change of position or condition; not easily moved or disturbed: a house built on stable ground; a stable platform. (adjective)
  • Not subject to sudden or extreme change or fluctuation: a stable economy; a stable currency. (adjective)
  • Maintaining equilibrium; self-restoring: a stable aircraft. (adjective)
  • Enduring or permanent: a stable peace. (adjective)
  • Consistently dependable; steadfast of purpose. (adjective)
  • A building, usually consisting of stalls, for the lodging of horses or other livestock (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The animals lodged in such a building, collectively (noun)
  • The racehorses belonging to a particular establishment or owner (noun)
  • The establishment itself (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A source of training, such as a school, theatre, etc (noun)
  • A number of people considered as a source of a particular talent (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or suitable for a stable (noun)
  • To put, keep, or be kept in a stable (verb)

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Use "stable" in a sentence
  • "During that interview, the journalist asked me why I used the word stable or zoo in my previous interview and I explained it in detail."
  • "The prospect that the country will stabilize soon (as opposed to eventually) and remain stable is not a reason for regarding the war as “successful” on the whole, though it might be a reason for thinking it was or is right to stick it out."
  • "The term stable refers to a version of software that is substantially identical to a version that has been through enough real-world testing to reasonably assume there are no significant problems, or at least that any problems are known and documented."