having a stalk or stem.
verb (used without object)
to pursue or approach prey, quarry, etc., stealthily.
to walk with measured, stiff, or haughty strides:
He was so angry he stalked away without saying goodbye.
to proceed in a steady, deliberate, or sinister manner:
Famine stalked through the nation.
Obsolete. to walk or go stealthily along.
verb (used with object)
to pursue (game, a person, etc.) stealthily.
to proceed through (an area) in search of prey or quarry:
to stalk the woods for game.
to proceed or spread through in a steady or sinister manner:
Disease stalked the land.
an act or course of stalking quarry, prey, or the like:
We shot the mountain goat after a five-hour stalk.
a slow, stiff stride or gait.
the main stem of a herbaceous plant
any of various subsidiary plant stems, such as a leafstalk (petiole) or flower stalk (peduncle)
a slender supporting structure in animals such as crinoids and certain protozoans, coelenterates, and barnacles
any long slender supporting shaft or column
to follow or approach (game, prey, etc) stealthily and quietly
to pursue persistently and, sometimes, attack (a person with whom one is obsessed, often a celebrity)
to spread over (a place) in a menacing or grim manner: fever stalked the camp
(intransitive) to walk in a haughty, stiff, or threatening way: he stalked out in disgust
to search or draw (a piece of land) for prey
the act of stalking
a stiff or threatening stride
A slender or elongated support or structure, as one that connects or supports an organ.
The main stem of a plant.
A slender structure that supports a plant part, such as a flower or leaf.
A slender supporting structure in certain other organisms, such as the reproductive structure in plasmodial slime molds or the part of a mushroom below the cap.
A slender supporting or connecting part of an animal, such as the eyestalk of a lobster.
noun 1. a puffball-like mushroom of the genus Tulestoma, maturing in early winter.
noun 1. a person who pursues game, prey, or a person stealthily. 2. a person who harasses another person, as a former lover, a famous person, etc., in an aggressive, often threatening and illegal manner: Hollywood stars often have security guards to keep dangerous stalkers at bay.
stalkerazzi stalking paparazzi
adjective, Anatomy. 1. having the eyes located on pedicels, as some crustaceans and dipterans.