Stabling



noun
1.
accommodation for horses or other draft or farm animals in a stable.
2.
stables collectively.
noun
1.
a building for the lodging and feeding of horses, cattle, etc.
2.
such a building with stalls.
3.
a collection of animals housed in such a building.
4.
Horse Racing.

an establishment where racehorses are kept and trained.
the horses belonging to, or the persons connected with, such an establishment.

5.
Informal.

a number of people, usually in the same profession, who are employed, trained, or represented by the same company, agency, manager, etc.:
a comedy show with a large stable of writers.
the establishment that trains or manages such a group of people:
two boxers from the same stable.
a collection of items produced by or belonging to an establishment, industry, profession, or the like:
The American auto industry has some new small cars in its stable.

verb (used with object), stabled, stabling.
6.
to put or lodge in or as if in a stable.
verb (used without object), stabled, stabling.
7.
to live in or as if in a stable.
noun
1.
stable buildings or accommodation
noun
1.
a building, usually consisting of stalls, for the lodging of horses or other livestock
2.
the animals lodged in such a building, collectively
3.

the racehorses belonging to a particular establishment or owner
the establishment itself
(as modifier): stable companion

4.
(informal) a source of training, such as a school, theatre, etc: the two athletes were out of the same stable
5.
a number of people considered as a source of a particular talent: a stable of writers
6.
(modifier) of, relating to, or suitable for a stable: stable manners
verb
7.
to put, keep, or be kept in a stable
adjective
1.
steady in position or balance; firm
2.
lasting or permanent: a stable relationship
3.
steadfast or firm of purpose
4.
(of an elementary particle, atomic nucleus, etc) not undergoing decay; not radioactive: a stable nuclide
5.
(of a chemical compound) not readily partaking in a chemical change
6.
(of electronic equipment) with no tendency to self-oscillation

stable sta·ble (stā’bəl)
adj. sta·bler, sta·blest

Resistant to change of position or condition.

Not subject to mental illness or irrationality.

Having no known mode of decay; indefinitely long-lived. Used of atomic particles.

Not easily decomposed or otherwise modified chemically.

stable
(stā’bəl)

Not susceptible to a process of decay, such as radioactivity. For example, the most common isotope of carbon, carbon 12, is stable. Protons and photons are examples of stable subatomic particles. See more at decay.

Relating to a chemical compound that does not easily decompose or change into other compounds. Water is an example of a stable compound.

Relating to an atom or chemical element that is unlikely to share electrons with another atom or element.

Not likely to change significantly or to deteriorate suddenly, as an individual’s medical condition.

stab
see: lock the barn (stable) door after the horse has bolted

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