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stall

noun

1 stall

A compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed.

Roget 995: church, churchdom; ministry, apostleship, priesthood, prelacy, hierarch, church government, christendom, pale of the church.    clericalism, sacerdotalism, episcopalianism, ... show more

Dutch: cabine
Polish: boks



2 stall

Small area set off by walls for special use.

synonyms: booth, cubicle, kiosk.

Roget 191: receptacle; inclosure etc. 232; recipient, receiver, reservatory.    compartment; cell, cellule; follicle; hole, corner, niche, ... show more

Roget 799: mart; market, marketplace; fair, bazaar, staple, exchange, change, bourse, hall, guildhall; tollbooth, customhouse; Tattersall's.    ... show more

Roget 1000: place of worship; house of God, house of prayer.    temple, cathedral, minster, church, kirk, chapel, meetinghouse, bethel, tabernacle, conventicle, ... show more

Roget 189: abode, dwelling, lodging, domicile, residence, apartment, place, digs, pad, address, habitation, where one's lot is cast, local habitation, berth, ... show more

Dutch: hokje, kiosk
Polish: budka

3 stall

A booth where articles are displayed for sale.

synonyms: sales booth, stand.

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

4 stall

A malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge.

5 stall

Seating in the forward part of the main level of a theater.

6 stall

Small individual study area in a library.

synonyms: carrel, carrell, cubicle.

7 stall

A tactic used to mislead or delay.

synonym: stalling.

verb

1 stall

Postpone doing what one should be doing.

synonyms: dilly-dally, dillydally, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, procrastinate, shillyshally.

2 stall

Come to a stop:
— The car stalled in the driveway.

synonym: conk.

3 stall

Deliberately delay an event or action.

Dutch: traineren

4 stall

Put into, or keep in, a stall.

5 stall

Experience a stall in flight, of airplanes.

6 stall

Cause an airplane to go into a stall.

7 stall

Cause an engine to stop.


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