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Etymology 1

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Middle English from Old French estable from Romanian stabula & Latin stabulum (stare stand)
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Middle English from Anglo-French; Old French estable from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] stabilis (itself from stare stand -able)

Noun

Singular
stable

Plural
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stable ({{{1}}})
  1. A building, wing or dependency set apart and adapted for lodging and feeding (and training) animals with hoofs, especially horses
  2. (metonymy) all the racehorses of a particular stable, i.e. belonging to a given owner.
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Verb

Infinitive
to stable

Third person singular
stabl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to stable (third-person singular simple present stabl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) Put or keep (horse) in stable.
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Etymology 2

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] stabilis 'stable' (itself from stare 'to stand' -able)

Adjective

stable (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
stable

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Relatively unchanging, permanent; firmly fixed or established, not easily to be moved, changed, unbalanced, destroyed or altered in value.

He was in a stable relationship.

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