stable [1] ADJECTIVE (stabler, stablest) 1) not likely to give way or overturn; firmly fixed. 2) not deteriorating in health after an injury or operation. 3) emotionally well-balanced. 4) not likely to change or fail. 5) not liable to undergo chemical decomposition or radioactive decay.
DERIVATIVES stably adverb.
ORIGIN Latin stabilis, from stare 'to stand' .
stable [2] NOUN 1) a building for housing horses. 2) an establishment where racehorses are kept and trained. 3) an establishment producing particular types of people or things.
VERB put or keep (a horse) in a stable.
ORIGIN Old French estable 'stable, pigsty' , from Latin stabulum.

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