Complete Definition of "stall"

see|Stall
English

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉËl|-ÉËl

Etymology 1
Old English steall, "standing place", "position". Confer Dutch stal, "cattle shed", German Stall, "cattle shed", Old Norse stallr. Cognate with "stand".

Noun
en-noun

  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.

#: 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. - "Rabbit at Rest", by John Updike

  1. countable A seat in a theatre close to and (about) level with the stage.
  2. aeronautics loss|Loss of lift due to an airfoil's critical angle of attack being exceeded.

Translations
trans-top|A compartment for a single animal in a stable or cattle shed
Finnish: pilttuu
trans-mid
German: Stall m
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trans-top|A small open-fronted shop
Finnish: koju, myyntikoju, kioski
German: Stand m, Bude f
trans-mid
Spanish: puesto m
Portuguese: estande
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trans-top|A very small room used for a shower
Finnish: suihkukaappi
Portuguese: box
trans-mid
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trans-top|A seat in a theatre close to and (about) level with the stage
Finnish: permanto
German: Strömungsabrià m
trans-mid
Italian: platea
Portuguese: platéia, audiência
trans-bottom

trans-top|Loss of lift due to an airfoil's critical angle of attack being exceeded
Finnish: sakkaus
Portuguese: estol
trans-mid
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Related terms
stall-fed
orchestra stalls

Verb
en-verb

  1. intransitive To come to a standstill.
  2. intransitive aeronautics To exceed the critical angle of attack, resulting in total loss of lift.

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L3+ (AutoFormat? would have corrected level of Translations)
trans-top|To come to a standstill
Finnish: pysähtyä, seisahtua
trans-mid
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trans-top|To exceed the critical angle of attack, resulting in total loss of lift
Finnish: sakata
trans-mid
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Etymology 2

Noun
en-noun

  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.

Translations
Finnish: viivytys

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To employ delaying tactics against

#: He stalled the creditors as long as he could.

  1. intransitive To employ delaying tactics

#: Soon it became clear that she was stalling to give him time to get away.

Translations
trans-top|To employ delaying tactics against
Finnish: viivyttää
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|To employ delaying tactics
trans-mid
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Category:English words with multiple etymologies


Swedish

Noun
stall

  1. stable, building for housing horses
  2. a team in certain sports, in particular racing.

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