stool

  • 1 Stool — Stool, n. [AS. st[=o]l a seat; akin to OFries. & OS. st[=o]l, D. stoel, G. stuhl, OHG. stuol, Icel. st[=o]ll, Sw. & Dan. stol, Goth. st[=o]ls, Lith. stalas a table, Russ. stol ; from the root of E. stand. [root]163. See {Stand}, and cf.… …

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  • 2 stool|ie — stool|y or stool|ie «STOO lee», noun, plural stool|ies. U.S. Slang. a stool pigeon …

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  • 3 stool|y — or stool|ie «STOO lee», noun, plural stool|ies. U.S. Slang. a stool pigeon …

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  • 4 stool — [ stul ] noun count * 1. ) a seat that has legs but no support for your back or arms: a bar/piano stool 2. ) TECHNICAL a piece of solid waste from someone s body: stool samples …

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  • 5 stool — (n.) O.E. stol seat for one person, from P.Gmc. *stolaz (Cf. O.Fris. stol, O.N. stoll, O.H.G. stuol, Ger. Stuhl seat, Goth. stols high seat, throne ), from PIE *sta lo , locative of root *sta to stand (Cf. Lith …

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  • 6 stool — [sto͞ol] n. [ME < OE stol, akin to Ger stuhl < IE * stal (> OSlav stolū, throne, seat) < base * sta , to STAND] 1. a) a single seat having three or four legs and no back or arms b) FOOTSTOOL 2. the inside ledge at the bottom of a… …

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  • 7 Stool — Stool, n. [L. stolo. See {Stolon}.] (Hort.) A plant from which layers are propagated by bending its branches into the soil. P. Henderson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 Stool — Stool, v. i. (Agric.) To ramfy; to tiller, as grain; to shoot out suckers. R. D. Blackmore. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 stool — [stu:l] n [: Old English; Origin: stol] 1.) a seat that has three or four legs, but no back or arms ▪ a bar stool 2.) medical a piece of solid waste from your ↑bowels …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 stool — ► NOUN 1) a seat without a back or arms. 2) chiefly Medicine a piece of faeces. 3) a root or stump of a tree or plant from which shoots spring. 4) US a decoy bird in hunting. ● fall between two stools Cf. ↑fall between two stools …

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  • 11 stool — bar·stool; birth·stool; bishop·stool; close·stool; cuck·stool; de·stool; en·stool; fald·stool; frith·stool; stool; stool·ie; stool·ing; de·stool·ment; …

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  • 12 stool — stoollike, adj. /stoohl/, n. 1. a single seat on legs or a pedestal and without arms or a back. 2. a short, low support on which to stand, step, kneel, or rest the feet while sitting. 3. Hort. the stump, base, or root of a plant from which… …

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  • 13 stool — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. cricket, hassock; seat; footrest, footstool; priedieu, kneeling stool; piano stool, milking stool, ducking stool. See support. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. seat, footstool, footrest, ottoman, hassock; see… …

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  • 14 Stool — A stool can refer to:A type of chair without back and arm rests. ** A bar stool ** footstool * A flush toilet, in some dialects * Feces::In particular, human feces:Categorized using the Bristol Stool Scale * Short slang for Stool Pigeon. * A… …

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  • 15 stool — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ high, tall ▪ small ▪ three legged ▪ swivel ▪ step (esp. AmE) …

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  • 16 stool — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English stōl; akin to Old High German stuol chair, Old Church Slavic stolŭ seat, throne Date: before 12th century 1. a. a seat usually without back or arms supported by three or four legs or by a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 stool */ — UK [stuːl] / US [stul] noun [countable] Word forms stool : singular stool plural stools 1) a seat that has legs but no support for your back or arms a bar/piano stool 2) a piece of solid waste from someone s body • fall between two stools …

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  • 18 stool — n. a cucking, ducking; step stool * * * [stuːl] ducking step stool a cucking …

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  • 19 stool — [OE] Although stools are for sitting on, the word’s etymological meaning is ‘stand’. It comes from a prehistoric Germanic *stōlaz, which was formed from the base *stō , *sta ‘stand’ (source of English stand) using the noun suffix * l (in much the …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 stool — [[t]stu͟ːl[/t]] stools 1) N COUNT A stool is a seat with legs but no support for your arms or back. O Brien sat on a bar stool and leaned his elbows on the counter. 2) PHRASE: V inflects If someone has fallen between two stools, they are unable… …

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