stall

stall
I
[[t]stɔl[/t]]
n.
1) agr. a compartment, as in a stable, for the accommodation of one animal
2) agr. a stable or shed for horses or cattle
3) a booth or stand in which merchandise is displayed for sale (often used in combination):
a bookstall[/ex]
4) one of a number of enclosed seats in the choir or chancel of a church for the use of the clergy
5) a pew
6) any small compartment for a specific activity or housing a specific thing:
a shower stall[/ex]
7) a marked space for parking a car, as in a parking lot
8) aum
a) an instance of causing an engine, or a vehicle powered by an engine, to stop, esp. by supplying it with a poor fuel mixture or by overloading it
b) the resulting condition
9) aer.
a) an instance of causing an airplane to fly at an angle of attack greater than the angle of maximum lift, causing loss of control and a downward spin
Compare critical angle 2)
b) the resulting condition
10) brit. a chairlike seat in a theater, esp. one in the front section of the parquet
11) to put or keep in a stall, as an animal or a car
12) to cause (a motor or vehicle) to stop, esp. by supplying it with a poor fuel mixture or overloading it
13) aer. to put (an airplane) into a stall
14) to bring to a standstill; check the progress or motion of
15) aum aer. (of an engine, car, airplane, etc.) to become stalled (sometimes fol. by out)
16) to come to a standstill; be brought to a stop
Etymology: bef. 900; (n.) ME; OE steall, c. OFris, MD, OHG stal, ON stallr; some senses < OFestal(n.), estaler(v.) < Gmc II
stall
[[t]stɔl[/t]] v. i.
1) to delay, esp. by evasion or deception
2) spo Sports. to prolong holding the ball as a tactic to prevent the opponent from scoring, as when one's team has the lead
3) to delay or put off, esp. by evasion or deception (often fol. by off)
4) a pretext, as a ruse or trick, used to delay or deceive
5) cvb sts Slang. the member of a pickpocket's team who distracts the victim long enough for the theft to take place
Etymology: 1490–1500; earlier stale decoy bird, OE stæl- decoy (in stælhrān decoy reindeer); akin to stall I

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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Synonyms:
, , / (as in a stable), , , (as in mire), , / (where things are sold), , , / (for a dignitary in the choir of a church)


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  • Stall — (st[add]l), n. [OE. stal, AS. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable; akin to D. & OHG. stal, G. & Sw. stall, Icel. stallr, Dan. stald, originally, a standing place; akin also to G. stelle a place, stellen to place, Gr. ste llein to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stall — Stall, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stalled} (st[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stalling}.] [Cf. Sw. stalla, Dan. stalde.] 1. To put into a stall or stable; to keep in a stall or stalls; as, to stall an ox. [1913 Webster] Where King Latinus then his oxen… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stall — can refer to: * Stall (enclosure), a small enclosure, as for market goods, or for an animal ** Market stall, makeshift or mobile structures for selling market goods or serving food. * Choir stall seating in a church for the choir * Stall (engine) …   Wikipedia

  • stall — ‘compartment, booth, etc’ [OE] and stall ‘stop’ [15] are distinct words, but they have a common ancestor, in prehistoric Germanic *stal , *stel ‘position’ (source of English still). This in turn was formed from the base *sta ‘stand’, which also… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • stall — ‘compartment, booth, etc’ [OE] and stall ‘stop’ [15] are distinct words, but they have a common ancestor, in prehistoric Germanic *stal , *stel ‘position’ (source of English still). This in turn was formed from the base *sta ‘stand’, which also… …   Word origins

  • stall — stall1 [stôl] n. [ME stal < OE steall, place, station, stall, stable, akin to OHG stal < IE base * stel , to place, set up, stiff, stem > STILL1] 1. a) Obs. a stable b) a compartment for one animal in a stable 2. any of various… …   English World dictionary

  • Stall — Stall, v. i. [AS. steallian to have room. See {Stall}, n.] 1. To live in, or as in, a stall; to dwell. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] We could not stall together In the whole world. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To kennel, as dogs. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 3. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stall — Blason inconnu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Stall — Sm std. (8. Jh.), mhd. stal, ahd. stal m./n., mndd. stal, mndl. stal Stammwort. Aus g. * stalla m. Stand , auch in anord. stallr Sockel, Krippe , ae. steall Stand, Stellung, Stall , afr. stall Stall . Das Wort, das mit stellen zusammengehört,… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Stall — Stall, Unterkunftsraum für die Haustiere. Der Viehstall muß so angelegt sein, daß den Tieren reine, gesunde Luft, Licht, ausreichender Raum, reine Ruhe und Lagerplätze, Schutz gegen Witterung, Insekten etc. und genügende Wärme zukommen, überdies… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Stall — Stall: Das altgerm. Substantiv mhd., ahd. stal, niederl. stal, engl. stall, schwed. stall bedeutet eigentlich »Standort, Stelle« (z. T. bis in frühnhd. Zeit; s. auch die Artikel ↑ installieren und ↑ Gestell). Von ihm ist das unter ↑ stellen… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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