stalk

  • 1 stalk — stalk·able; stalk; stalk·er; stalk·i·ly; stalk·i·ness; stalk·ing·ly; stalk·less; stalk·let; bit·stalk; …

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  • 2 Stalk — (st[add]k), n. [OE. stalke, fr. AS. st[ae]l, stel, a stalk. See {Stale} a handle, {Stall}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The stem or main axis of a plant; as, a stalk of wheat, rye, or oats; the stalks of maize or hemp. (b) The petiole, pedicel, or peduncle, of …

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  • 3 Stalk — Stalk, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stalked} (st[add]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stalking}.] [AS. st[ae]lcan, stealcian to go slowly; cf. stealc high, elevated, Dan. stalke to stalk; probably akin to 1st stalk.] 1. To walk slowly and cautiously; to walk in a… …

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  • 4 Stalk — Stalk, n. 1. A high, proud, stately step or walk. [1913 Webster] Thus twice before, . . . With martial stalk hath he gone by our watch. Shak. [1913 Webster] The which with monstrous stalk behind him stepped. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or… …

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  • 5 stalk — / stȯk/ vt: to subject to stalking vi: to engage in stalking stalk·er n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 6 stalk|y — «ST kee», adjective, stalk|i|er, stalk|i|est. 1. consisting of stalks. 2. abounding in stalks. 3. of the nature of a stalk or stalks; long and slender like a stalk …

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  • 7 Stalk — (st[add]k), v. t. 1. To approach under cover of a screen, or by stealth, for the purpose of killing, as game. [1913 Webster] As for shooting a man from behind a wall, it is cruelly like to stalking a deer. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …

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  • 8 Stalk — can mean: * loosely, a plant stem, or any structure resembling a plant stem ** more precisely, in botany, the filament of a stamen, pedicel, peduncle, petiole, scape, caudicle or stipe (botany) ** in mycology, a stipe (mycology) is the stem or… …

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  • 9 stalk — Ⅰ. stalk [1] ► NOUN 1) the main stem of a herbaceous plant. 2) the attachment or support of a leaf, flower, or fruit. 3) a slender support or stem. DERIVATIVES stalk like adjective stalky adjective …

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  • 10 stalk — [n] stem of plant axis, bent, helm, pedicel, pedicle, reed, shaft, spike, spire, support, trunk, twig, upright; concept 428 stalk [v] follow, creep up on ambush, approach, chase, drive, flush out, haunt, hunt, pace, pursue, shadow, striddle,… …

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  • 11 stalk — stalk1 [stôk] vi. [ME stalken < OE stealcian (in comp.) < stealc, high, steep < IE * stelg < base * stel , to place, set up > STILL1, Gr stellein] 1. a) to walk in a stiff, haughty, or grim manner b) to advance or spread grimly… …

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  • 12 stalk|er — «STK uhr», noun. a person who pursues another in order to harass or injure them: »People can lose their jobs when a stalker plagues them at work …

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  • 13 stalk — {{11}}stalk (n.) stem of a plant, early 14c., probably a dim. (with k suffix) of stale one of the uprights of a ladder, handle, stalk, from O.E. stalu wooden part (as of a harp), from P.Gmc. *stalo; related to O.E. steala stalk, support, and… …

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  • 14 stalk — 01. The lion was carefully [stalking] a zebra which had stopped to drink at the water hole. 02. The murderer had apparently been [stalking] his victim for days, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. 03. The farmer s field was full of empty… …

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  • 15 stalk — [[t]stɔ͟ːk[/t]] stalks, stalking, stalked 1) N COUNT: usu with supp The stalk of a flower, leaf, or fruit is the thin part that joins it to the plant or tree. A single pale blue flower grows up from each joint on a long stalk. ...corn stalks. Syn …

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  • 16 stalk — I UK [stɔːk] / US [stɔk] noun [countable] Word forms stalk : singular stalk plural stalks a) a long thin part of a plant with a flower, fruit, or leaf at the end celery/mushroom/cherry stalks b) a long thin part of an object or animal that… …

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  • 17 stalk — I [[t]stɔk[/t]] n. 1) bot the stem or main axis of a plant 2) bot any slender supporting part of a plant, as a petiole or peduncle 3) zool. a similar structural part of an animal 4) a stem, shaft, or slender supporting part of anything •… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 stalk — stalk1 stalklike, adj. /stawk/, n. 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… …

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  • 19 stalk — A narrowed connection with a structure or organ. allantoic s. the narrow connection between the intraembryonic portion of the allantois and the extraembryonic allantoic vesicle …

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  • 20 stalk — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Stalk is used after these nouns: ↑celery, ↑corn, ↑flower {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb Stalk is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑cat, ↑killer, ↑lion Stalk is used with these nouns as the object: ↑prey, ↑ …

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