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Adjective: stable (stabler,stablest)  stey-bul
  1. Resistant to change of position or condition
    "a stable ladder"; "a stable peace"; "a stable relationship"; "stable prices"
     
  2. Firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation
    "the economy is stable"
     
  3. Not taking part readily in chemical change
     
  4. Maintaining equilibrium
     
  5. Showing little if any change
    "a stable population";
    - static, unchanging, stationary
Noun: stable  stey-bul
  1. A farm building for housing horses or other livestock
    - stalls, horse barn
Verb: stable  stey-bul
  1. (animal husbandry) shelter in a stable
    "stable horses"

Derived forms: stabled, stabler, stables, stablest, stabling

See also: balanced, constant, durable, firm, lasting, long-lasting, long-lived, permanent, sound, stabile, stabilised [Brit], stabilized, steady, unchangeable, unfluctuating, unreactive

Type of: farm building, shelter

Antonym: unstable

Encyclopedia: Stable