Associations to the word «Stall»

Wiktionary

STALL, noun. (countable) A compartment for a single animal in a stable or cattle shed.
STALL, noun. A stable; a place for cattle.
STALL, noun. A bench or table on which small articles of merchandise are exposed for sale.
STALL, noun. (countable) A small open-fronted shop, for example in a market.
STALL, noun. A very small room used for a shower or a toilet.
STALL, noun. (countable) A seat in a theatre close to and (about) level with the stage; traditionally, a seat with arms, or otherwise partly enclosed, as distinguished from the benches, sofas, etc.
STALL, noun. (aeronautics) Loss of lift due to an airfoil's critical angle of attack being exceeded.
STALL, noun. (paganism and Heathenry) An Heathen altar, typically an indoor one, as contrasted with a more substantial outdoor harrow.
STALL, noun. A seat in a church, especially one next to the chancel or choir, reserved for church officials and dignitaries.
STALL, noun. A church office that entitles the incumbent to the use of a church stall.
STALL, noun. A sheath to protect the finger.
STALL, noun. (mining) The space left by excavation between pillars.
STALL, noun. (Canadian) A parking stall; a space for a vehicle in a parking lot or parkade.
STALL, verb. (transitive) To put (an animal etc) in a stall.
STALL, verb. To fatten.
STALL, verb. (intransitive) To come to a standstill.
STALL, verb. To plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix.
STALL, verb. (intransitive) (aeronautics) To exceed the critical angle of attack, resulting in total loss of lift.
STALL, verb. (obsolete) To live in, or as if in, a stall; to dwell.
STALL, verb. (obsolete) To be stuck, as in mire or snow; to stick fast.
STALL, verb. (obsolete) To be tired of eating, as cattle.
STALL, verb. To place in an office with the customary formalities; to install.
STALL, verb. To forestall; to anticipate.
STALL, verb. To keep close; to keep secret.
STALL, noun. An action that is intended to cause or actually causes delay.
STALL, verb. (transitive) To employ delaying tactics against.
STALL, verb. (intransitive) To employ delaying tactics.
STALL HANDLER, noun. (horse racing) Someone responsible for manoeuvring the horse between the gates before the start of a race.

Dictionary definition

STALL, noun. A compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed.
STALL, noun. Small area set off by walls for special use.
STALL, noun. A booth where articles are displayed for sale.
STALL, noun. A malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge; "the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it".
STALL, noun. Seating in the forward part of the main level of a theater.
STALL, noun. Small individual study area in a library.
STALL, noun. A tactic used to mislead or delay.
STALL, verb. Postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days".
STALL, verb. Come to a stop; "The car stalled in the driveway".
STALL, verb. Deliberately delay an event or action; "she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling".
STALL, verb. Put into, or keep in, a stall; "Stall the horse".
STALL, verb. Experience a stall in flight, of airplanes.
STALL, verb. Cause an airplane to go into a stall.
STALL, verb. Cause an engine to stop; "The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King