stable

  • 1 stable — [ stabl ] adj. • fin XIIe; lat. stabilis 1 ♦ Qui n est pas sujet à changer ou à disparaître; qui demeure dans le même état. ⇒ constant, durable, 1. ferme, permanent, solide. « Rien n est stable dans la nature; tout y est dans un perpétuel… …

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  • 2 stable — sta‧ble [ˈsteɪbl] adjective steady and not likely to move or change: • Japanese enterprises operate under relatively stable capital market conditions. • The key to growth and stable employment will be through improving the international… …

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  • 3 stable — STABLE. adj. de t. g. Qui est dans un estat, dans une assiette ferme & inesbranlable. Un edifice stable. stable & ferme comme un rocher. Il est plus en usage au figuré. Une paix ferme & stable, & de perpetuelle durée. on ne sçauroit s asseurer en …

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  • 4 Stable — Sta ble (st[=a] b l), a. [OF. estable, F. stable, fr. L. stabilis, fr. stare to stand. See {Stand}, v. i. and cf. {Establish}.] 1. Firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government. [1913 Webster] In this …

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  • 5 Stable — Sta ble, n. [OF. estable, F. [ e]table, from L. stabulum, fr. stare to stand. See {Stand}, v. i.] A house, shed, or building, for beasts to lodge and feed in; esp., a building or apartment with stalls, for horses; as, a horse stable; a cow stable …

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  • 6 stable — Ⅰ. stable [1] ► ADJECTIVE (stabler, stablest) 1) not likely to give way or overturn; firmly fixed. 2) not deteriorating in health after an injury or operation. 3) emotionally well balanced. 4) not likely to change or fail …

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  • 7 Stable — Sta ble, v. i. To dwell or lodge in a stable; to dwell in an inclosed place; to kennel. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 Stable — Sta ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stabled} ( b ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stabling} ( bl[i^]ng).] To put or keep in a stable. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 Stable — (englisch: 1. stabil 2. Stall) bezeichnet: eine stabile Softwareversion einen Zusammenschluss („Stall“) von mehreren Wrestlern, siehe Wrestlingstable Siehe auch Stable Gallery …

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  • 10 stable — Stable, Stabilis, Firmus. Soit stable et ferme, Ita ius esto, B …

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  • 11 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, p …

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  • 12 Stable — Sta ble, v. t. To fix; to establish. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13 stable — I adjective abiding, anchored, chronic, constans, constant, continuing, deep rooted, diligent, durable, endless, enduring, established, everlasting, faithful, fast, fastened, firm, firmus, fixed, grounded, immovable, immutable, indissoluble,… …

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  • 14 stable — adj *lasting, durable, perdurable, permanent, perpetual Analogous words: enduring, persisting, abiding (see CONTINUE): secure, *safe: *steady, constant: staunch, steadfast, resolute (see FAITHFUL) Antonyms: unstable: changeable …

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  • 15 stable — [adj] constant, fixed; resistant abiding, anchored, balanced, brick wall*, calm, deeprooted, durable, enduring, equable, established, even, fast, firm, immutable, invariable, lasting, nailed, perdurable, permanent, poised, reliable, resolute,… …

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  • 16 æstable — † ˈæstable, a. Obs. 0. ‘Belonging to summer.’ Bailey, vol. II, 1731 …

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  • 17 stable — [[t]ste͟ɪb(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦ stabler, stablest, stables, stabling, stabled 1) ADJ GRADED If something is stable, it is not likely to change or come to an end suddenly. The price of oil should remain stable for the rest of 1992. ...a stable marriage.… …

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  • 18 stable — I UK [ˈsteɪb(ə)l] / US adjective ** 1) a) not changing frequently and not likely to suddenly become worse People have become accustomed to a stable economic situation. The marine environment is relatively stable. Children benefit from stable… …

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  • 19 stable — sta|ble1 [ steıbl ] adjective ** 1. ) not changing frequently and not likely to suddenly become worse: People have become accustomed to a stable economic situation. The marine environment is relatively stable. Children benefit from stable… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 stable — 1. adj. (stabler, stablest) 1 firmly fixed or established; not easily adjusted, destroyed, or altered (a stable structure; a stable government). 2 firm, resolute; not wavering or fickle (a stable and steadfast friend). 3 Chem. (of a compound) not …

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