the act or an instance of stalking, or harassing another in an aggressive, often threatening and illegal manner:
Stalking is now a crime in many states.
of or relating to the act of pursuing or harassing:
Stalking laws have alleviated some problems for famous people.
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.
[staw-king-hawrs] /ˌstɔ kɪŋˌhɔrs/ noun 1. a horse, or a figure of a horse, behind which a hunter hides in stalking game. 2. anything put forward to mask plans or efforts; pretext. 3. a political candidate used to conceal the candidacy of a more important figure or to draw votes from and cause the defeat of […]
adjective 1. having no stalk. 2. Botany. sessile.
noun 1. the stem or main axis of a plant. 2. any slender supporting or connecting part of a plant, as the petiole of a leaf, the peduncle of a flower, or the funicle of an ovule. 3. a similar structural part of an animal. 4. a stem, shaft, or slender supporting part of anything. […]
adjective, stalkier, stalkiest. 1. abounding in stalks. 2. stalklike; long and slender. adjective stalkier, stalkiest 1. like a stalk; slender and tall 2. having or abounding in stalks