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stabilizer bar n. See anti-sway bar. * * *
/stay"beuh leuh graf', -grahf', stab"euh-/, n. an instrument for measuring body sway. Also called stabilimeter. [ < L stabil(is) STABILE + -O- + -GRAPH] * * *
stable1 —stablelike, adj. /stay"beuhl/, n., v., stabled, stabling. n. 1. a building for the lodging and feeding of horses, cattle, etc. 2. such a building with stalls. 3. a ...
stable equation
Math. a differential equation each solution of which tends to zero as the independent variable increases to infinity. Cf. transient (def. 6). * * *
stable fly
a two-winged fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, having the mouthparts adapted for biting, and commonly a household and stable pest. Also called biting housefly. [1860-65] * * * ▪ ...
/stay"beuhl boy'/, n. a person who works in a stable. [1720-30; STABLE1 + BOY] * * *
stable fly n. A fly (Stomoxys calcitrans) that sucks the blood of domestic animals and humans. * * *
/stay"beuhl meuhn, -man'/, n., pl. stablemen /-meuhn, -men'/. a person who works in a stable. [1720-30; STABLE1 + MAN1] * * *
/stay"beuhl mayt'/, n. 1. a horse sharing a stable with another. 2. one of several horses owned by the same person. 3. Informal. a person or thing originating from or belonging ...
See stable1. * * *
/stay"bleuhr/, n. a person who runs a horse stable. [1400-50; late ME; see STABLE1, -ER1] * * *
/stay"bling/, n. 1. accommodation for horses or other draft or farm animals in a stable. 2. stables collectively. [1475-85; STABLE1 + -ING1] * * *
/stab"lish/, v.t. Archaic. establish. [1250-1300; ME stablissen, aph. var. of ESTABLISH] * * *
See stableness. * * *
Music. staccato. * * *
/steuh kah"toh/, adj., adv., n., pl. staccatos, staccati /-tee/. adj. 1. shortened and detached when played or sung: staccato notes. 2. characterized by performance in which the ...
staccato mark
(in music notation) a dot, wedge, or vertical stroke over or under a note to indicate that it should be played staccato. [1900-05] * * *
Stace, W T
▪ British philosopher born Nov. 17, 1886, London, Eng. died Aug. 2, 1967, Laguna Beach, Calif., U.S.       English-born philosopher who sought to reconcile naturalism ...
/stay"see/, n. a male or female given name. * * *
/stay"sheuh/, n. a female given name. * * *
—stacker, n. —stackless, adj. /stak/, n. 1. a more or less orderly pile or heap: a precariously balanced stack of books; a neat stack of papers. 2. a large, usually conical, ...
stack table.
See nesting table. * * *
Stack, Robert
▪ 2004 Robert Langford Modini        American actor (b. Jan. 13, 1919, Los Angeles, Calif.—d. May 14, 2003, Los Angeles), had a notable six-decade-long career that saw ...
—stackability, n. /stak"euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being stacked, esp. easily: stackable chairs. [1960-65; STACK + -ABLE] * * *
/stakt/, adj. Slang. (of a woman) having a voluptuous figure. [1940-45; STACK (v.) + -ED2] * * *
stacked heel
a shoe heel constructed from several layers of material. Also, stack heel. [1955-60] * * *
stacked heel n. A shoe heel made of several layers of material. * * *
See stackable. * * *
stacking swivel
a metal swivel attached to the stock of a military rifle for use in hooking three rifles together to form a stack. [1870-75] * * *
/stak"up'/, n. Aviation. stack (def. 13). [n. use of v. phrase stack up] * * *
/stak"tee/, n. one of the sweet spices used in the holy incense of the ancient Hebrews. Ex. 30:34. [1350-1400; ME < L stacte myrrh < Gk stakté, fem. of staktós trickling ...
/stak tom"i teuhr/, n. stalagmometer. [1835-45; stacto- (see STACTE) + -METER] * * *
/stay"see/, n. a male or female given name. * * *
/stad"l/, n. 1. the lower part of a stack of hay or the like. 2. a supporting frame for a stack, or a platform on which a stack is placed. 3. any supporting framework or ...
/stayd/, n. Geol. a period of time represented by a glacial deposit. Also, stadial. [1530-40; < MF (earlier estade) < L stadium; see STADIUM] * * * ▪ ...
Städel Museum
▪ museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany in full  Städel Art Institute and Municipal Gallery,  German  Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie   museum of art ...
Stader splint
/stay"deuhr/, Med. a splint consisting of an adjustable metal rod with a steel pin at either end for insertion in the bone above and below a fracture. [named after Otto Stader, ...
—stadholderate, stadholdership, n. /stad"hohl'deuhr/, n. 1. the chief magistrate of the former republic of the United Provinces of the Netherlands. 2. (formerly, in the ...
stadia1 /stay"dee euh/, n. 1. a method of surveying in which distances are read by noting the interval on a graduated rod intercepted by two parallel cross hairs (stadia hairs or ...
stadia rod
Survey. rod (def. 19). * * *
/stay"dee euhl/, Geol. n. 1. stade. adj. 2. of or pertaining to a stade or stades. [1350-1400; ME. See STADE, -IAL] * * *
/steuh dim"i teuhr/, n. an instrument for determining the distance between an observer and an object of known height by measurement of the angle subtended by the ...
Stadion, Johann Philipp, Graf von
▪ Austrian statesman born June 18, 1763, Mainz, archbishopric of Mainz [Germany] died May 15, 1824, Baden, near Vienna, Austria       statesman, foreign minister, and ...
/stay"dee euhm/, n., pl. stadiums, stadia /-dee euh/. 1. a sports arena, usually oval or horseshoe-shaped, with tiers of seats for spectators. 2. an ancient Greek course for foot ...
stadium jacket
an insulated, parkalike jacket that reaches to the mid thigh or the knees and often has a drawstring around the bottom edge, worn outdoors in cold weather. Also called stadium ...
/stad"l/, n. staddle. * * *
—stadtholderate, stadtholdership, n. /stat"hohl'deuhr/, n. stadholder. * * * ▪ historical Dutch official also spelled  Stadholder,  Dutch  Stadhouder, ...
(as used in expressions) Staë l Germaine de Madame de Staë l Anne Louise Germaine Necker Baroness de Staë l Holstein * * *
Staë l, Germaine de
orig. Anne-Louise-Germaine Necker, Baroness de Staë l-Holstein known as Madame de Staë l born April 22, 1766, Paris, France died July 14, 1817, Paris French-Swiss writer, ...
Staël [stäl] de Baronne de Staël-Holstein (born Anne Louise Germaine Necker) 1766-1817; Fr. writer: presided over an influential literary salon * * *
Staël, Germaine de
▪ French-Swiss author Introduction in full  Anne-Louise-Germaine Necker, Baronne (baroness) de Staël-Holstein , byname  Madame de Staël  born April 22, 1766, Paris, ...
Staël,Madame de
Staël (stäl), Madame de In full Baronne Anne Louise Germaine Necker de Staël-Holstein. 1766-1817. French writer, literary patron, and critic who introduced romanticism to ...
/stahl"awl sten"/, n. Anne Louise Germaine Necker /annn lweez zherdd men" ne kerdd"/, Baronne de, (Madame de Staël) 1766-1817, French writer. * * *
staff1 —staffless, adj. /staf, stahf/, n., pl. staffs for 1-5, 9; staves /stayv/ or staffs for 6-8, 10, 11; adj., v. n. 1. a group of persons, as employees, charged with ...
staff captain
a person who assists the master of a large ocean passenger vessel, being especially responsible for safety apparatus, fire and lifeboat drills, etc. [1865-70] * * *
staff of Aesculapius
a representation of a forked staff with an entwining serpent, used as a symbol of the medical profession and as the insignia of the American Medical Association and other medical ...
staff of life
bread, considered as the mainstay of the human diet. [1630-40] * * *
staff section
Mil. section (def. 10b). * * *
staff sergeant
1. U.S. Air Force. a noncommissioned officer ranking below a technical sergeant and above an airman first class. 2. U.S. Army. a noncommissioned officer ranking below a sergeant ...
staff sergeant major
U.S. Army. a noncommissioned officer equivalent in rank to a command sergeant major but having no command responsibility. * * *
Staff, Leopold
▪ Polish poet born November 14, 1878, Lemberg, Austria-Hungary [now Lviv, Ukraine] died May 31, 1957, Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland       influential poet and translator ...
staff-tree [staf′trē΄] n. any of a genus (Celastrus) of shrubby, usually climbing, plants of the staff-tree family, growing in Asia, Australia, and North America, including ...
/staf"euh/, n. an island in W Scotland, in the Hebrides: site of Fingal's Cave. * * *
/staf"euhr, stah"feuhr/, n. 1. a member of a staff of employees or coworkers. 2. Journalism. an editorial employee, esp. a writer. Cf. stringer (def. 6). [1680-90; STAFF1 + ...
/staf"man', stahf"-/, n., pl. staffmen. staffer. [1650-60; STAFF1 + MAN1] * * *
staffof life
staff of life n. pl. staves of life or staffs of life A staple or necessary food, especially bread. * * *
/staf"euhrd/, n. 1. Jean, 1915-79, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. 2. Sir Edward William, 1819-1901, New Zealand political leader, born in Scotland: prime minister 1856-61, ...
Stafford Cripps
➡ Cripps * * *
Stafford, Jean
▪ American writer born July 1, 1915, Covina, Calif., U.S. died March 26, 1979, White Plains, N.Y.       American short-story writer and novelist noted for her deft ...
Stafford, Jo Elizabeth
▪ 2009       American singer born Nov. 12, 1917, Coalinga, Calif. died July 16, 2008, Century City, Calif. possessed a strong, unwavering voice and flawless ...
Stafford, Sir Edward William
▪ prime minister of New Zealand born , April 23, 1819, Edinburgh, Scot. died Feb. 15, 1901, London, Eng.       landowner and statesman who served three times as prime ...
Stafford, Thomas P.
▪ American astronaut in full  Thomas Patten Stafford  born Sept. 17, 1930, Weatherford, Okla., U.S.    American astronaut who flew two Gemini rendezvous missions ...
Stafford, William
▪ American poet in full  William Edgar Stafford  born January 17, 1914, Hutchinson, Kansas, U.S. died August 28, 1993, Lake Oswego, Oregon       American poet whose ...
/staf"euhrd shear', -sheuhr/, n. a county in central England. 988,400; 1154 sq. mi. (2715 sq. km). Co. seat: Stafford. Also called Stafford, Staffs /stafs/. * * * Administrative ...
Staffordshire bull terrier
one of an English breed of strong, stocky, muscular dogs having a broad skull and a smooth coat, in combinations of red, white, black, or blue, originally raised for bullbaiting ...
Staffordshire figure
a small pottery figure made in Staffordshire from the 18th century onwards. The small painted models of animals and people, often famous or historical figures, are used in ...
Staffordshire Moorlands
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       district, administrative and historic county of Staffordshire (Staffordshire Moorlands), central England, directly east of the ...
Staffordshire pottery
n [U] pottery made in Staffordshire, the traditional centre of the pottery industry in England. The most famous makes of English pottery, including Minton, Spode and Wedgwood, ...
Staffordshire terrier
former name of American Staffordshire terrier. [1935-40] * * *
Staffordshire ware
▪ pottery       lead-glazed earthenware and unglazed or salt-glazed stoneware made in Staffordshire, England, from the 17th century onward. Abundance of local clays and ...
Staffordshirebull terrier
Staf·ford·shire bull terrier (stăfʹərd-shîr', -shər) n. A small, stocky, powerful dog of a breed developed in England by crossing bulldogs and terriers, having a short, ...
Staffordshire terrier n. See American Staffordshire terrier.   [AfterStaffordshire, a county of west-central England.] * * *
staff sergeant n. 1. a. Abbr. SSG A noncommissioned rank in the U.S. Army that is above sergeant and below sergeant first class. b. Abbr. SSgt A noncommissioned rank in the U.S. ...
staff tree n. See bittersweet. * * *
—staglike, adj. /stag/, n., v., stagged, stagging, adj., adv. n. 1. an adult male deer. 2. the male of various other animals. 3. a man who attends a social gathering ...
stag beetle
any of numerous lamellicorn beetles of the family Lucanidae, some of the males of which have mandibles resembling the antlers of a stag. [1675-85] * * * ▪ insect also called ...
stag line
the men at a social gathering who are not accompanied by a date or dancing partner. [1915-20, Amer.] * * *
stag movie
a pornographic film intended primarily for male audiences. * * *
stag party
1. a social gathering or outing for men only. 2. a party given a bachelor by his male friends before his marriage, often on the night before the wedding, ranging from a formal ...

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