Stable

A stable is a building in which livestock, especially horses, are kept. It most commonly means a building that is divided into separate stalls for individual animals. There are many different types of stables in use today such as the American barn which is a large barn with a door each end and individual stalls inside or free standing stables with the classic top and bottom opening doors.

Historically, the headquarters of a unit of cavalry rather than just their horses' accommodation, would be called a stable.

Used metaphorically from this origin, a stable is a collection of people (e.g. professional wrestlers) working under a single manager or animals kept by one owner.

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ee also

*Barn
*Pen
*Horse care
*Nativity


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  • Stable — Sta ble (st[=a] b l), a. [OF. estable, F. stable, fr. L. stabilis, fr. stare to stand. See {Stand}, v. i. and cf. {Establish}.] 1. Firmly established; not easily moved, shaken, or overthrown; fixed; as, a stable government. [1913 Webster] In this …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stable — Sta ble, n. [OF. estable, F. [ e]table, from L. stabulum, fr. stare to stand. See {Stand}, v. i.] A house, shed, or building, for beasts to lodge and feed in; esp., a building or apartment with stalls, for horses; as, a horse stable; a cow stable …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stable — Sta ble, v. i. To dwell or lodge in a stable; to dwell in an inclosed place; to kennel. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stable — Sta ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stabled} ( b ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stabling} ( bl[i^]ng).] To put or keep in a stable. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stable — (englisch: 1. stabil 2. Stall) bezeichnet: eine stabile Softwareversion einen Zusammenschluss („Stall“) von mehreren Wrestlern, siehe Wrestlingstable Siehe auch Stable Gallery …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Stable — Sta ble, v. t. To fix; to establish. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stable — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French estable, stable, from Latin stabulum, from stare to stand more at stand Date: 13th century 1. a building in which domestic animals are sheltered and fed; especially such a building having… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • STABLE — adj.des deux genres Qui est dans un état, dans une assiette, dans une situation ferme. Un édifice stable. Cet échafaud n est pas assez stable. En ce sens, on dit plus ordinairement, Solide.   Il s emploie au figuré, et signifie, Assuré, durable,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • STABLE — adj. des deux genres Qui est dans une assiette, dans une situation ferme. Un édifice stable. Cet échafaudage n’est pas assez stable. Il s’emploie au figuré et signifie Qui est assuré, ferme, durable, permanent. Un gouvernement stable. Une paix… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • Stable (disambiguation) — Stable may refer to: *stable, a building in which livestock, usually horses, are kept. ** Stable, in professional wrestling, a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element *the attribute of stability ** Chemically stable **… …   Wikipedia


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