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Definition of "stalk" []

  • A stem or main axis of a herbaceous plant. (noun)
  • A stem or similar structure that supports a plant part such as a flower, flower cluster, or leaf. (noun)
  • A slender or elongated support or structure, as one that holds up an organ or another body part. (noun)
  • To walk with a stiff, haughty, or angry gait: stalked off in a huff. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move threateningly or menacingly. (verb-intransitive)

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.

Use "stalk" in a sentence
  • "Maybe there are, but hey, I'm not in their world and such prigginess as they and theirs soon won't be in our world -- their stalk is too spindly."
  • "Spot and stalk is the most rewarding hunting i can do."
  • "Took her antelope hunting once because it is pretty easy to chat and be social (spot and stalk from the truck), plus the weather is usually nice."