Definition of Stall

  • (v. i.) A stand; a station; a fixed spot; hence, the stand or place where a horse or an ox kept and fed; the division of a stable, or the compartment, for one horse, ox, or other animal.
  • (v. i.) A stable; a place for cattle.
  • (v. i.) A small apartment or shed in which merchandise is exposed for sale; as, a butcher's stall; a bookstall.
  • (v. i.) A bench or table on which small articles of merchandise are exposed for sale.
  • (v. i.) A seat in the choir of a church, for one of the officiating clergy. It is inclosed, either wholly or partially, at the back and sides. The stalls are frequently very rich, with canopies and elaborate carving.
  • (v. i.) In the theater, a seat with arms or otherwise partly inclosed, as distinguished from the benches, sofas, etc.
  • (v. i.) The space left by excavation between pillars. See Post and stall, under Post.
  • (v. t.) To put into a stall or stable; to keep in a stall or stalls; as, to stall an ox.
  • (v. t.) To fatten; as, to stall cattle.
  • (v. t.) To place in an office with the customary formalities; to install.
  • (v. t.) To plunge into mire or snow so as not to be able to get on; to set; to fix; as, to stall a cart.
  • (v. t.) To forestall; to anticipitate. Having
  • (v. t.) To keep close; to keep secret.
  • (v. i.) To live in, or as in, a stall; to dwell.
  • (v. i.) To kennel, as dogs.
  • (v. i.) To be set, as in mire or snow; to stick fast.
  • (v. i.) To be tired of eating, as cattle.

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