stable


stable
stable
stable1 [stā′bəl]
adj.
stabler, stablest [ME < OFr estable < L stabilis < stare, to STAND]
1.
a) not easily moved or thrown off balance; firm; steady
b) not likely to break down, fall apart, or give way; fixed
c) firm in character, purpose, or resolution; steadfast
d) reliable, dependable
2. not likely to change or be affected adversely; lasting; enduring
3.
a) emotionally steady; composed; self-possessed
b) mentally sound; sane; rational
4. capable of returning to equilibrium or original position after having been displaced
5. Chem. Physics
a) not readily decomposing or changing from one state of matter to another
b) not undergoing spontaneous change
6. Nuclear Physics incapable of radioactive decay
stably
adv.
stable2 [stā′bəl]
n.
[ME < OFr estable < L stabulum < stare, to STAND]
1.
a) a building in which horses or cattle are sheltered and fed
b) a group of animals kept or belonging in such a building
c) all the racehorses belonging to one owner
d) the people employed to take care of and train such a group of racehorses
2. Informal all the athletes, writers, performers, etc. under one management, with one agent, etc.
vt., vi.
stabled, stabling
to lodge, keep, or be kept in or as in a stable

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