Definition of "stool" []

  • A backless and armless single seat supported on legs or a pedestal. (noun)
  • A low bench or support for the feet or knees in sitting or kneeling, as a footrest. (noun)
  • A toilet seat; a commode. (noun)
  • Fecal matter from a single bowel movement. (noun)
  • Botany A stump or rootstock that produces shoots or suckers. (noun)
  • A backless seat or footrest consisting of a small flat piece of wood, etc, resting on three or four legs, a pedestal, etc (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.

  • A rootstock or base of a plant, usually a woody plant, from which shoots, etc, are produced (noun)
  • A cluster of shoots growing from such a base (noun)
  • A decoy used in hunting (noun)
  • Waste matter evacuated from the bowels (noun)
  • A lavatory seat (noun)
  • (in W Africa, esp Ghana) a chief's throne (noun)
  • (of a plant) to send up shoots from the base of the stem, rootstock, etc (verb)
  • To lure wildfowl with a decoy (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "stool" in a sentence
  • "Designer Ryan Frank sent us his latest creation, the Isabella stool is a totem pole style stacking stool made from straw and wool."
  • "Monitoring for rectal bleeding and/or anemia, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea or change in stool size, shape and/or color (any of these symptoms could warrant additional screening)."
  • "So every man sitting on a bar stool is a fat-assed alcoholic blowhard who spits when he talks?"