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Definition of stable noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a building in which horses are kept The horse was led back to its stable.
  2. 2[countable] an organization that keeps horses for a particular purpose a riding/racing stable His stable is near the park.
  3. 3[countable] a group of racehorses owned or trained by the same person There have been just three winners from his stable this season.
  4. 4[singular] a group of people who work or trained in the same place; a group of products made by the same company actors from the same stable the latest printer from the Epson stable
  5. Word Familystable adjective (unstable)stability noun (instability)stabilize verbstable adjective (unstable)stability noun (instability)stabilize verb
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stable