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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English steall, "standing place", "position". Confer Dutch stal, "cattle shed", German Stall, "cattle shed", Old Norse stallr. Cognate with "stand".

Noun

Singular
stall

Plural
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stall ({{{1}}})
  1. (countable) A compartment for a single animal in a stable or cattle shed.
  2. (countable) A small open-fronted shop.
  3. A very small room used for a shower or a toilet.
    • (A date for this quote is being sought): John Updike, Rabbit at Rest,
      Rabbit eases from the king-size bed, goes into their bathroom with its rose-colored one-piece Fiberglas tub and shower stall, and urinates into the toilet of a matching rose porcelain.
  4. (countable) A seat in a theatre close to and (about) level with the stage.
  5. (aeronautics) Loss of lift due to an airfoil's critical angle of attack being exceeded.
  6. (paganism) An altar used in Heathenry, normally for indoor use as opposed to the more substantial outdoor harrow.
    • 1989, Eldred Thorsson, A Book of Troth, Llewellyn, ISBN 0-87542-777-4, page 156,
      In a private rite, a ring is drawn on teh ground around a harrow or before an indoor stall.
    • 2006, Selene Silverwind, Everything you need to know about Paganism, David & Charles, ISBN-13: 978-0-7153-2486, page 117,
      Some Asatruar kindreds call their indoor altars stalls and their outdoor altars harrows.
    • 2006, Mark Puryear, The Nature of Asatru, iUniverse, ISBN-13: 978-0-595-38964-3, page 237,
      Stalli (STAL-i) - Altar.
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Verb

Infinitive
to stall

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to stall (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To come to a standstill.
  2. (intransitive) (aeronautics) To exceed the critical angle of attack, resulting in total loss of lift.
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Etymology 2

Noun

Singular
stall

Plural
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stall ({{{1}}})
  1. An action that is intended to cause or actually causes delay.
    His encounters with security, reception, the secretary, and the assistant were all stalls until the general manager's attorney arrived.
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Verb

Infinitive
to stall

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to stall (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To employ delaying tactics against
    He stalled the creditors as long as he could.
  2. (intransitive) To employ delaying tactics
    Soon it became clear that she was stalling to give him time to get away.
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Swedish

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Noun

stall n.

Inflection for stall Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative stall stallet stall stallen
Genitive stalls stallets stalls stallens
  1. stable, building for housing horses
  2. a team in certain sports, in particular racing.

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