From (etyl) stall, from (etyl) , Old Norse stallr. Cognate with (stand).
(countable) A compartment for a single animal in a stable or cattle shed.
A stable; a place for cattle.
A bench or table on which small articles of merchandise are exposed for sale.
* John Gay
- At last he found a stall where oxen stood.
(countable) A small open-fronted shop, for example in a market.
* 1900', , Chapter I,
- how peddlers' stalls with glittering toys are laid
A very small room used for a shower or a toilet.
* (rfdate) John Updike, Rabbit at Rest ,
- He looked in vain into the stalls for the butcher who had sold fresh meat twice a week, on market days...
(countable) A seat in a theatre close to and (about) level with the stage; traditionally, a seat with arms, or otherwise partly enclosed, as distinguished from the benches, sofas, etc.
(aeronautics) Loss of lift due to an airfoil's critical angle of attack being exceeded.
(paganism, and, Heathenry) An Heathen altar, typically an indoor one, as contrasted with a more substantial outdoor harrow .
- 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.
, author=Edred Thorsson
, title=A Book of Troth
, publisher=Llewellyn Publications
, passage=In a private rite, a ring is drawn on the ground around a harrow or before an indoor stall
, author=Selene Silverwind
, title=Everything you need to know about Paganism
, publisher=David & Charles
, chapter=Asatruar Tools and Practices
, passage=Some Asatruar kindreds call their indoor altars stalls
and their outdoor altars harrows.}}
, author=Mark Puryear
, title=The Nature of Asatru: An Overview of the Ideals and Philosophy of the Indigenous Religion of Northern Europe
(STAL-i) - Altar
A seat in a church, especially one next to the chancel or choir, reserved for church officials and dignitaries.
A church office that entitles the incumbent to the use of a church stall.
* 1910 , , P. F. Collier edition,
A sheath to protect the finger.
(mining) The space left by excavation between pillars.
- When he had been some months installed there as a priest-in-charge, he received a prebendal stall , thanks to the same patrons, in the collegiate church of Sainte-Croix.
To put (an animal etc) in a stall.
- to stall an ox
- where King Latinus then his oxen stalled
To come to a standstill.
To plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix.
- to stall cattle
* E. E. Hale
- to stall a cart
(aeronautics) To exceed the critical angle of attack, resulting in total loss of lift.
(obsolete) To live in, or as if in, a stall; to dwell.
- His horses had been stalled in the snow.
(obsolete) To be stuck, as in mire or snow; to stick fast.
(obsolete) To be tired of eating, as cattle.
To place in an office with the customary formalities; to install.
- We could not stall together / In the whole world.
To forestall; to anticipate.
To keep close; to keep secret.
- not to be stall'd by my report
- Stall this in your bosom.
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.
To employ delaying tactics against
To employ delaying tactics
- He stalled the creditors as long as he could.
- Soon it became clear that she was stalling to give him time to get away.
From Old English bós'' (cow) and ''bósi? (cow-stall).
(dialect) A stall for an animal (usually a cow).
(etyl) bousen'' (verb) and ''bouse (noun)